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 J If  Itt-  LADYfllTH  Daily Ledger  W*P#*������S0*f 4P*ft  ������A������L  . <-^ ���������  paginal/Vd j\  *s  mm*  LADYSMITH  & DUNCANS  Aff? 14 JBU������  ^r*  "j^������������������^������������������  -*a������r  VOL. 2,  ���������S06f 'ZL TfHdV .'Avas:-iNCJ3Ai  r  ������*������  PRICE FIVE CENTS  OVER THE CATACOMBS  NEAR ROME  The Devout Blieve That  Miracle Occu������ red Tears  Ago  And Refer to Pope Pius IX  and His Attendents'  Fall  ' .' ~^���������^ f  Tome,    April '  12.���������An interesting  THE PRES1DEHF OF THE  0NITEOJT4TES  Is Paid a Great Compliment  by Hon. Jos. Chamber-  laine  PEOPLE ARE NOT CON-  T  Advises England to Look  :After Her Colonies'  Tradej  , ���������  London, April,, 12.���������Joseph Chani-  ceremony occurred .today ib thc Bas~ bcrlain, presiding at the annual niccl  - ilica of St. Agnes, two miles out- ing of the Liberal Unionist Club,  side of Rome.' The building stands held in London today, strongly sup-  over the Catacombs, -where, among ported thc suggestion of thc Anglo-  others, thc body of St. Agnes is Japanese alliance as one of the great  buried      ��������� ��������� * est diplomatic achievements in     thc  While Pius IX, April 12, 1855, was last quarter of a century, and said  cciving there the college of the pro- that the treaty had already justified  poganda, the' floor gave way and all itself ������y limiting the area of the  present, were precipitated in ��������� thc terrible conflict still going on. Lib-  catacombs 20 feet below. Fortunate- el"al Unionists, lie added, would sup-  ly nobody was injured, this being by 'port Foreign Secretary Lansdowne  some'persons considered a miracle. |������" his determination to carry out  The .only survivors of the accident'toe ^^ "������ sl)il'itj as well as in his  are^-Archbishop Rubian, the resident letters, and he might say that they  representative of the, Armenians . in'would be very glad to follow Lord  Rome, and" the Rev. Dr. Richard L. j Lansdowne further if the foreign sec-  Burtsell, of Rondoulhy. Today thev r������<-aiy thought that the policy he  were both warmly greeted by the had initiated could be extended. Mr.  assemblage at tlie Basilica.   The lat-  Chamberlain believed  that  any    mu  The Newspapers in Russia  are Asserting Their Independence  Censorship |in Special Telegrams to Papers Has  Ceased  St.  Petersburg,  April 12.���������The Ra-  NOTED DESPERADO CAPTURED  In a Section of Country Believed Inacess-  ible  Had no Time to Use Gun  Until Sherrif Had  Him Covered  Trinidgd,  ter~ was decorated with flowers and  drapery. Dr. Burtsell celebrated  high mass and Bishop Rubian*intoned "the Te "cletim and bestowed the  benediction on the members of the  college of the propsganda.  1��������� ��������� u  l\  l>  SALVATION AR-  MyT     TlMlMTTflT? ANT^l S'1C cou*(l retaliate against discrimin  i     AiviivuvxEvr&i'* a tj ation an(i clltel. int0 c]^sel. Commer.  tual defensive understanding between  Japan, and Great Britain, would secure, for an indefinite time, peace  in tlie "Far East, give both Japan  and Great Britain secuiity in their  possessions.  In thc course of his speech Mr..  Chamberlain dealt lengthily on fiscal  matters and the necessity for Great  Britain adopting    a system whereby  I  Cleveland,   Ohio,   April   12.���������Before  leaving for the cast yasterday Commander  Booth Tucker outlined     the  plaii of the Salvation Army# to     relive   congestion     in population .iy  sending persons to Canada and other  English colonies.      He said:. "Last-  ' year the   . Salvation army carried I,  000 persons from  England  to Canada, which is starving for population.  Wc carried them in our own ship. It  will not be long before we shall   Lc  carrying  Englishmen,  not  by       the  thousands, but by the tens of thousands not only  to Canada but      to  New  Zealand,  Australia and  India.  "We did not dump our immigrants  in  Quebec as United  States dumps  -immigrants in    Ellis Island.  Every  man     who left England for Canada  knew before he started- where he was  going, what he was going to do whea  he  reached there and  the wages    1-e  would  receive.    The United     States  should  revise its  immigration  laws,  ��������� through  consuls .and  other  representatives, immigrants should be investigated  before  they  start,  aiid   ,not  after they hayejahded at New York.  Then you could get the cream of Europe. '' '���������','v.r .-".^V'   .������������������"'t ���������:--'/,'-.:^:-':  "The  Salvation   Army   would o like.  .'.'.  to co-operate with the United Stat-  ''*   es government * in  this .'work.'     Then  colooization could be made easier.  Colo.���������After a hunt cov-  dical position taken by the pan-Rus- Bering a period of six years, Ed-  sian .Congress of Attorneys, which , Franks, alias Bob McManus, said to  has been meeting hsrc in its denim- ho the last surviving member of  ciation of thc Bureauciacy and its J "lilack Jack" Ketchum's notorious  demand for a constitution, .and sini- band of train rubbers, that tcrroriz-  ilar stand taken, at a meeting of ed New Mexicof and Southern Colo-  college, professors has created a great rado for many years has been safely  sensation. All efforts of the gov- |placed in thc county jail at Trinternment to prevent the meetings he- , dad. lie was arrested forty miles  ing held by prohibiting the delega- |northeast of Watervalle Wednesday  tion from assembling in public    aie   night  by   Sharifl's  George  Titsworlh  unavailing. The newspapers were  then forbidden to mention ihe meeting and for disobedience in  referring  and  William Thatcher.  Franks lived aldne in a wild,  desolate rocky     canyon, difficult of    ap-  1 WM INDEMNITY ABSOLUTE  Russia   Forced   the   War  Why  Should Japan Win  and Lose  It Meant Existence For Japan to Win, Annihilation  to   Lose?  a  to attorneys meeting this morning's   proach,  where his safety seemed   as-  .issue  of  thc  Son of  the  Fatherland,  was confiscated.  surcd.    The officers located' his house  Wednesday morning, but were    com-  Thc Russ also boldly (defied the polled to make a detour and crawl  authority printing resolutions adopt- , through the canyon for nearly three  ed by the professors. The action miles when the officers surprised him  of these influential bodies served to 'He had a six-shooter and a rifle close  emphasize     the     growing     ���������> outcry,  at hand,  but made no fight.  against the Bouligan commission,  which is proceeding with' its work  without any  representation  of      the  Afler "Black Jack's" gang held up  the Colorado & Southern passenger  train in July, 1899, near Folsom, N.  cial bonds with the colonies.  "At the.present moment,',' he said,  "the President of, the United States  is    one of  the ablest,. one    of  the  strongest and one of the most courageous men , who.   ever sat in      the  presidential chair.   He is a patriot,-  and he has openly declared  lhat one  of his greaJr objects and desires is to  conncctthe United States more closely with" out dominion of Canada by  reciprocity.   I do not know what success he may have with-his countrymen, but certainly they are in a position   to  ofi'er very  favorable  terms  to the Dominion.    If we reject   the  idea of considering a similar proposi-  tiotf~-made  to us,  is it too. much to  expect that Canada may turn in another direction?"  J o        ���������    ������������������  NEED NINETY  NEW COMERS  Winnipeg^ Man;, April 12.���������Manitoba will require" the help of. ninety  thousand new comers to help in seeding,   haying   and  harvesting       this  people, thus furnishing liberals with M, securing a large sum of money  justification for the charge, that the . the robbers separated. Ed. Fan-,  executive reforms outlined in the jthen sheriff of Huerfano county, with  imperial rescript are completely, in 'a posse, surrounded Franks, Sam  ths hands of thc bureaucracy against I Ketchum, brother of "Black Jack,"  which all classes of society are fight- and a man named McGinnis, on the  ing. - jCimmarron, " near     Folsom,    and a  The Bishop of Nizhni Novgrod has 'iieree     battle   ensued.     Sheriff Fan-  written a letter advising the boycott I was  killed  and two other members  of  the Moscow  Gazette;   which,     he  of thc posse were  wounded.       Sam  says,  is stirring up war  bet wren ie:-   Ketchum     was kil:)d  and McGinnis  nor ant and intelligent classes. The  commission which has been dealing  with newspaper censorship under the  presidency of Privy Councillor Kocb-  ko, has decided to abolish censor  ship special telegrams to daily papers. \  AMBASSADOR  RETURNING  was wounded.  - Members of the posse have always  declared that Sheriff Farr was-killed  by Franks, who was known to be a  dead shot. Jeff Farr succeeded his  brother as sheriff, and kept up a constant search -for the fugitive.   * :���������    '  THE PATTERSON CASE  I-  year. Such is the opinion of J.. J.  Golden, government, agent, of Immigration. Last year fifty thousand  were .-''heeded." There is no falling : off  in the quantity of settlers arriving  here, and already the number of cars  is almost up to the total for last  year. The most pleasing feature is  the number who are coming      from  , OT A T*Cmfr2Kf>T,'eilsler'1  Ca"a<*a' a'i(1 eastern States,  1 i3 I Jx; JL CJVLcIN JL .where  the     movement  is  spreading  with      great   -rapidity..  Today   130,  British,  30    -Scandanivans and     15  Willcmstdadt,    Island   of  Curacoa,   Belgians, passeiigeis. on the Bavrian,  GASTROGIVES  New    York,   April   12AA  London  despatch  to' the Times says Joseph  M.  Choate,      retiring  United  States  ambassador,   will sail for New  York  on May 30th on the Caronia. He will  go immediately to Stockhridge, Mass  and . will  spend  the  summer   there,  taking up his  residence in New York  in the autumn.   Mr.  Choate has   no  definite plan  as  to  the  manner     in  which he will occupy himself in his  retirement in private life,. but quite  probably  he  will  again engage     in  actual practice of. law...    ,  15,April 3.-(.Corcespondence to the As.  are expected,   and  tomorrow     there  will be 250 more British, who came  over on the same boat.  I' sociated Press)���������president Castro of  j*. .Venezuela has published an edict announcing that the interest of the in-  J^fterior debt of Venezuela for seven  i! years has been canceled and script  |������ bearing interest at three pre cent.  ['/will be issued to replace the six per  ���������+���������  WILL   THEY   ACCEPT?  Boston, Mass.,  April 12���������A  statement was made public today by the  'j cent,   script    which  now  represents    Pn������"������cntial Committee of the Amer-  ,itho indebtedness.   Much of the Vene-   ican board of commissioners of for-  j-zuclan  interior debt  which  amounts ' ei������n niissions  whitfi yesterday  voted  1 to  about ''$16,500,000    is   held       by    to    accept     $100,000  offered  to thc  },Frenchmen and this edict will doubt-j board  l>r.Jno..D.  Rockefeller.    Two  [���������less  intensify  the  strained  relations'  weete  aS������ tne Prudential  committee  (existing    between  France  and  Vene- ! adopted  the report of a sub-committee recommending the acceptance    of  the money, but in view of the j.trong  protest made by Congregational clergy, final     actiion was deferred until  yesterday,   when  a supplementary  re-  ; FIRE AT VAN ANDA.  Van Anda, April S.��������� On Friday  morning last, the town of Van Anda  was raised to a great pitch of excite  men t,by the four long whistles of  the Marble Bay mines, and the order sent down below for all hands  to hurry up the the surface- The  causa of the.alarm was the discovery  of fire in Dr. Christie's residence on  Columbia street. The'fire, had got  too strong-ahold before it was discovered. Notwithstanding-'al! that  the employees of the company could  do the structure was burnt to the  ground. The neighbors willingly;  lsnt all the aid possible and nearly  all tlie furniture was saved as well  as other household effects,' but lack  of water, within an available distance, made it from the first impossible' to save the building  New York,  April 12.���������I-Iyman Stern  the pawn-broker who sold the revol-  ver with which    Caesar Young was  killed,  was  in  the court of Gcneial  Sessions    today    when     J. Morgan  Smith and his wife were     arraigned  on the charge of conspiracy. It   Whs  alleged at the trial of Nan ���������'altcri-.on  that Stern sold the     revolver      to  Smith,  whom it was expected Stern  would     identify.    Before going into  court Stern sard he  was doubtful if  he  could   positively   identify   Smith. ���������  He said he saw so many people     in  his business it was impossible to re-;  iiieiiibcrt'hem all:   After lie had seen  Smith,  Stern said today:  "What    I  said before, about not knowing positively, goes." ������������������'..������������������'..  The Smiths did not plead to the  charge; the case having been put over! until  Friday     at the  request    of  counsel. ,' ,  ������������������ . : *_- "  COLLIER   ^ HELD UP.  .'Singapore, April 12.���������The German  collier Hindoo is in this port loaded with .4,200 tons, of Cardiff coal  for the Island of Tanjong Pandan,  (east of Banka Island and -between  Borneo and Sumatra) has been " refused clearance papers for Saigon unless her ''commander-gives bonds to  deliver her cargo through the ';r:l-  ish  consul   there.    A  guard  has been  London, April 12.���������Baron Suyema-  tsu, formerly Japanese minister of  the interior, has written an interesting and significant article for the  Outlook, under the heading "War and  Indemnity���������The Japanese Claim."  The whole trend of the article is intended to show that Japan will early on lhe war until Russia consents  to pay indemnity.   Thc baron says:  "A canon-of thc Japanese Bushido  is. 'One.should not sheath the sword  unless one is totally overcome or has  secured     equitable satisfaction     for  one's  cause.'    This is  even  ideal   in  international   intercourse.   Thc sword  of  Japan is drawn, and  the aim for  which it was   unsheathed has scarcely  been attained.    We want a peace  which  will secure tranquility in   the  Far  East  for  at least  a generation  or two.  "The world  should know that     in  thc present war Japan staked     her  whole existence, whereas with the enemy it  was a mere war of caprice.  'Why,   then,   in case  of defeat,   should  not  Russia  bo made responsible,   in  equitable accordance with the nature  of   the  affair''    I   believe,  therefore,  that, in case of adversary asking for  peace, the satisfaction which she will  have to make to Japan should     include, making good the material loss  of  Japan;  in  other  words,  indemnity."  Baron Suyematsu says further:  '���������'Japan has not ^formulated definite  teims of peace, because she might be  accused  of skinning the bear before  it  is shot.   We have,- however,  outlined our idea."  He-controverts the idea which, he  says, he finds prevalent outside of  Japan, that Japan is willing to make  peace. ��������� "Some day," the baron continues, "that for humanity's sake an  armistice should be concluded with a  view to negotiating peace. It is all  very well to talk of humanity, but  no- injustice  must  be  perpetrated  in  THE GREAT RUSSIAN  FLEET TOGETHER  Reports   do   Not Agree But St  Petersburg Despatches Claim  Absolutely  That the Russian Admiral Has  His Fleet Together and  Ready to Fight  FLEETS ENGAGED.  Amsterdam,  Holland,   April  12.���������A  fight is now  in  progress  near     the  Anamfeas     Islands     (East of Malay '  Penisu'la)     according to  a telegram  from  Batavia,   Island  of  Java,      to  the Handelsblad  (newspaper).      The  despatch adds' that five Dutch .warships  are near the scene of battle.  Details are lacldng.  St.  Petersburg,  April 12.���������(4.30 p.  m.)���������The  admiralty  has  no information in regard to the alleged naval  battle in progress off the Anambas  Islands   (as  reported to a newspaper  of Amsterdam, Holland,  from Batavia),  and ddes not credit the possibility of a general naval battle yet.  T he officials concede, however,  that  the Japanese may have" attempted a  torpedo boat attack on a convoy during the night.   It is pointed out that  would seem to be the Japanese poli- -  cy to keep     the Russians in sight,  but not to take action  until     they  have got in or nea'r  Japanese home  waters.      The further the Russians  are allowed" to  go,  the greater will  be the force of the naval reverse, or  naval  disaster,   perhaps,  inflicted upon them.     It .would seem reasonably  probable  that  the Japanese admiral  and place for thc fight, and on ".hat  has it in his    power to elect  cime  day it will be,  I suppose, the  Spanish Armada over again."  FLEET IS  INTACT.  New York, April 12.���������A St. Petersburg despatch to the Times says a  despatch received  there stating  chat  Admiral  Rojestvensky's  fleet is  iot  disunited  evokes   the  greatest srtis-  foction at the  Admiralty,  where the  earlier  reports   that  the  battleships  there is no cable connection between (were     separated     from the cruisers  the Anambas  Islands and  Batavia,    caused anxiety.  and the first news of a fight    should j PASSED   SQUADRON,  come from  Singapore,  unless      the  I    Singapore, April 12.���������The armored  Dutch warships are able to commu-  British     cruiser  Sut!e:  has armed  nicate with Batavia by wireless telegraph .  WIRELESS  CONFIRMS.  London,  April 12.���������The Associated  Press is able to confirm absolutely  thc statement that the Russian battleships  passed  Singapore  going east  here from Hong Kong. She reports  having passed the Russian second Pacific squadron, including seven battleships, steaming north on Acril 11th.  NO REPORTS IN LONDON.  London, April 12.���������No confirmation has yet been received in    Lon-  from the China Sea. It is presumed  here that the battleships passed further out to sea than the rest of the  sqtiadron.hence the diversion of reports regarding the number of ships.  DEMAND COURT MARTIAL.  St. Petersburg, April 12.���������The de-  the name of humanity. If a proposi- j maud of Rear Admiral Prince Ouk-  tion arising out of the question of .mosky for a court martial, has been  humanity gives more advantage     to (granted.     The court consists of four  ward April 8th, so that all of Ad-.idon of tne report from Batavia, or  miral Rojestvensky's 'squadron" are Java .of a naval battle off the An-  accountcd for. This definite news ambus Islands. As there is no ca-  about the battleships was sent to ,ble connection - with these Islands it  Singapore     by    wireless  telegraphy  'is difficult to see  how Batavia could  ��������� olio than to the other of the contend-,  ing parties, it cannot be just."  Baron   Suyematsu  treats   sarcastically  the     special plea that Russia  should     be    allowed     to  ''save  her  face,"   and  compares   Japan   lo       a  dwarf fighting.a giant.  _ In conclusion,  thc baron says:  "Some say that '-.Japan might be  induced to forego a claim for indemnity, provided England and America  give go0d assurance for future peace.  Wc appreciate, of course, the general  sentiments of,England and America-  We are anxious to maintain the best  friendship with these two countries,  more . particularly than other countries. We should, then, be very sorry if we are to be told that we  should forego on account of  friendship any claim to what  deem just."  '' : .%...".'  ���������   Admirals.     Prince  Outcmosky    succeeded Rear Admiral Withoft in'com  have got such news from Singapore.  A despatch to Lloyds, from Singapore today, practically confirms  the. Associated Press information regarding the composition of the Russian squadron which passed there on  April'8th. Lloyds' agents says it  composed seven battleships, two armoured cruisers, five unarmoured  cruisers, three convoyed cruisers seven torpedo boat destroyers, seventeen steamer and  hospital ships and  mand of  the  Port Arthur  squadron ja  tuS  that  we  MASKED MEN  KILL SHERIFF  Senatoria, Miss,,  April 12.���������Sheriff  when' the latter was killed in the  naval battle of August 10. It has  been claimed that the prince did not  carry out the orders previously issued by Admiral Aithoft, not to put  back to Port Arthur.  EXPERT  OPINION.  New  York,   April   12.���������A   London  despatch to  the World says:   "Rear  Admiral  Gayles,  distinguished  naval  strategist and expert, writes in (London) Telegraph:   'We may expect the  whole passange" of the Russian fleet  to the north through -the China Sea  to be marked by continual harrassing  by  torpedo  boat destroyers     whose  supreme object will be to wear down  the Russian fleet ship by ship    and  when  the  supreme  moment  arrives  for   action   between  the  battleships,  if     such an     event ever does  take  place,     Admiral  Togo's  superiority  may be    even greater than at present.    It is  probable  that there  will  be little occurring in the way of    a  naval action whilst the Russians are  so  close to  territorial quarters.   At  was  Present they could seek sanctuary at  almost any moment if it were    de-  CONCJENTRATING  TROOPS.  Tokio,   April   12.���������Reports   received  here  from  Manchuria indicate     that  the  RussiSns  continue  concentrating  their troops and  strengthening    the  Chang - Chung Kirin  line.        General  Madridoff's  force  continue  in.  touch  with the extreme  Japanese, left.  ' Skirmishes are frequent" and    may  possibly develop into an engagement.  It is reported that the Russians have  armed  the convicts   of the  Island  of  Sakhalin, promising money and freedom to those fighting bravely. This,  it is added,  brings  the garrison    of  Sakjhalin. up to a total.of three thousand.     It is doubted,  however,   that  ths  Russians  will attempt   to     bold  the Island.  PRESERVING NEUTRALITY  Saigon, French Cochin China, April 12.���������The French cruisers Descartes and five torpedo boats are cruising off Cape James, near here. The  French gunboats Acheron and Styx,  are about to leave Saigon for the  purpose, it is said, of preserving the  neutrality of French waters.  - The Dextrous,     which is furnished  zuela    as      a result     of  the  action  ii-against the French cable.  X)  '  |.t CASTRO'S REPLY NOT PUBLIC.  Washington!,.    1).     C,      April   it ���������  ft'While the officials  here decline      to ! I)ort was ma"> b-v the sub-committee  Ijmake public at this stage the text of j T1,is.-report,  together  with  that   of  two weeks ago, was adopted. The  supplementary report, which was  made public today, takes up the objections of the protestants and asserts' that they^are -not sufficient to  pi-event the board from accepting the  money.  j:President Castro's reply to .Minister  ll'Bowcn's arbitration proposal, it may  l'v-be stated that there was not'iMg  Impersonal to the American minister in  ^President Castro's statement, so  ihliat if it should be eventually held  jinot to be diplomatic, and even rude,  I,!then the injury will Lc sustained by  Jithe state department- rather than by  |*lhe minister, and therefore it is   the  ^former alone that will- be concern', d.  This  is  particularly   true  of an     in-  placed on board the steamer. The  On Saturday morning shortly be- Straits Times publishes today a des-  fore h o'clock, residents of China- \ patch from Batavia, Java, coniirm-  town were awakened by several loud  yells which proceeded from the bed  of a sleeping countryman, and tlicy  rushed in to the room to the hodand  found that the Chinaman was dead.  On Friday he was one of thc men  sent by the Marble Say Co. to help  at the fire and up to .10 o^clock that  night appeared  hale and  hearty,     at  ing on good authority Hie statcuie.it  that there are no Russian warships  at  Muntook,   Island of   Banka.  ' : o    EXCHANCIE   COURTESY  Corfu,  Ionian Islands,  Greece,   April 12.���������The King of Greece,  in    return for Kmpcror William's courtesy  in    making  him  an admiral  of     the  J. M. Poag, of Tate County,  shot and killed foday bv eight mask . ,  ed -men, names unknown, who entered  sired' and tIlis js not what the JaP"   wilh  wireless     telegraph  apparatus  thc jail and made a'n ineffectual    at-   anese wish-   So that if Admiral Ro-.'has  received  several despatches     ;-  tempt  to' "rescue"  Jimcs White    a : Jestvensky  does  not  go into  Saigon   foreign code, which arc illegible,  prisoner who was to be placed    'on  j Clench Cochin China)  to carry out  trial on Momlav  on  the charge     of   ; essentia^ repairs,  I should say     the  ���������first  serious  engagement  will     take  in  BONDS   ISSUED.  London, April 12.���������The Bank of  England today announced the issue  ^uiry from Vhc Venezuelan government! of *50,00f>,f-00-ten year exchequer  ;-is to whether the United States presumed to question the integrity of  ^Venezuelan courts, the inqu ry being  touched in rather vigorous language.  bonds at  2.?  per cent,  interest.    The  bonds are payable at the rate of $.���������>,���������  000,0C0  annually.    Theriders  are deliverable before 2 p.m. April 18th.  ���������o-  SHOOTS HIS STEPFATHER.  which time he retired to bed. The German Navy yesterday, has ap-  cause of death seems to be a mys- pointed the Emperor to be an ' ad-  tery. He was buried on Saturday ; miral in the Greek navy,  by his countrymen at Van Anda. He  had worked at the "Bay" mines for  some years.  The Marble Bay mines are busy Malta, Mont., April .12. ��������� Willio  hauling out to the new dam a large Armsinglon, aged 13, i.s under arrest  quantity of M and J2.inch water j here, charged with killing his step-  pipes, with which to convey the wa- father, William Sitz. The two had  ter to their works. At tlie mine ! quarrelled and (he boy shot his step-  the company is'busy too, in making ���������'father three times with a 22 calibre  some very important alterations !o rifle,  the hoisting plant.     They have also  o   installed one of the "Little Wonder"  air  drills  and it  is anderstood    that,  it  has given  such  satisfaction    that  ATLANTIC LINERS.  The screw of an   Atlantic liner re-  they contemplate proquring quite    a j volves isomethiiig  like  630,000   times  number mors at an early date, j between Liverpool and New York,  murder.  One  of  tho  invaders  was wounded.  They  gained      an entrance  lo      the  jail before SheriU Poag     was  aware  of it.    Poag ordered  them to' leave.  When they refused to do- so, he fired,  woundingone  man.    Thc othrre fired  on the sheriff, two bullets taking effect,   one  passing  through  the     left  lung.   The men then left, taking their  wounded companion  with  th'em.  ' Sheriff Poag died an hour later.  Several Japanese ships are cruising off the coast of Cochin China for  the purpose of preventing the    Rus-  SAYSiORE WAS  STOLEN.  place north of this French base. It , sians taking coat on board, and are  is certain Rojastvensky will give ths'making reconn-aisances.  Philippine Islands as wide a berth ' A Chinese junk which arrived here  as possible, on account of the lack of recently, reported that two Japan-  sympathy known to exist in thc Un- ese vessels purchased supplies at Putted States for Russia's Far East- j lo Obi, at the southers extremity of  ern policy. . I Cochin China.  " 'We may take it for granted that In case a battle occurs off the  Rojestvensky, after passing Saigon, coast of Cochin China, the only in-  will keep out in the open sea around eidents anticipated by the French  the south of Formosa. Then some- j Colony here are that the belliger-  thing may happen." v tents may     sand    disabled ships    to  "Admiral Sir John Colon said: "It   this port.  A GREAT OLD APPLE TREE.  Rutle,     Mont.,    April 12.-Ncarly  $5,000,000 is involved in damagp suit    filed in tho Federal'court by the Nip- Close to the shore" of  Eastern riv-  per  Consolidated     Copper  Company er in West Dresden, Me.,  there is an  against the Parrot Silver and Gold "apple  tree  which  has few  equals.   It  Mining  Company,    F.   August I-Ieinze stands   thirty feet high,  measures   10  is  the  principal  stockholder of     the feet 3 inches around, and spreads 50  Nipper Company.   The complaint al- feet.     Its   owner  has   gathered     in  leges that ore has been il'rgnUy ex- some years thirty bushels of apples ,,  tracted from the Nipper workings for from this tree,  which  is said to   be l/T  more, than a year.                                imore than 100 years old, j  FORSAW THE FUTURE.  i more than 100 years old.  Henry Van Ettcn in 1660 anticipated several inventions believed to  be modern. He described the. air-  gun, the steam gun, the hydraulic  press and the method of teaching the  blind to read by means of raised letters whose impression can.be per-  ed by the fingers,  (. /������������������  DAILY LEDGER  13-W  \t ���������:'-/���������  rmrrrr.  THE BAIIY LE06CR  l  ANCIKN'T   T-ULOKS'   LAW'S.  An  old   l.iiior   law   in   I'higland      in  publisned   every  day except  Sunday. ' f'-iu- m   17������.i lonl.iinccj  the following  BY        THE        DAILY        LEDGER  OOMP>\NV.  Offices,  Ladysmith and  Duncans  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  60 cents  a month;    $5  per  year    in  advance.     Advertising rates on ap.  plication.  \VI-:DXI">DAY,   APRIL   12,   lfXT).  MMnnHW  ������si\-  iJau-o-s-     Vn\    tailor   who   joined  \i  uiiic n   wjs   to   le sent  to  jail     ioi  itwo      months      Tailcis   must   woik  fiom  six  o'clock   in   the  moining until  N at   infill.    Wanes   wcu  not      lo  lie liiglici   than   IN  cents a day.  Eacu  tailoiwas to he allowed 3 cents   lor  breakfast.     \ny   tailor   v.lio   lefused  to   work   was   to  be   irnpiisoiu'd     for  not   more   than   two   months    If  any  cm|iloyer   paid   higher   wages   he  was  to     be fined  125,_ and  the woiKman  who took tlie increase  weie to      be  sent   to .Mil io'   two  months.  RIVER AND'HAR^  BOR ACT, 1902  W.ishinglon,   DC.,   April   11���������Am-  oiit-   lire  sever,11   questions  now   pend-  ini;  between   London   and   Wa.sliingi.in  H'^aiding   Canada,   one  of   the   most  iiiipoitant  afreets   lire  intcrpictal'on  ol   ihe  River   and  Harbor Acl   of 1%:2  pioviding  loi   an  Auvi ican   Canadian  coiiii.usniciii lo investigate and  wpoil  on   the   pioblems  or walei   lev id,   v.i-  lei  -.upply ami  navigation of the wa  tei.s   adjaienl    lo   the   boundary   line,  iiiiluding all   latos  and -livers   wbo->e  n.itiiial      oiitli'l   is  by  the  SI.   Law-  icncc'  livei.   Some (|iiesliou  has ,v i :-  ��������� ���������a as in lhe .scupe of the coiiiiiiission  of   siv,   winch   alicady   has   been   aj;-  pnmlrd,   lhe   W.ishinglon   goveriiincnl  htiMim,   1 .ikon   the   lenlalive   posilicii  Ilia I   its   jui isdicuon   did   not   include  lhe SI. John river, whole-certain obstructions have  been  placed   to     tl.e  annoyance  of   Canadians.    II   is    the  wish  of   the  Canadians   thai   this liver   ho   included   in   the  investigation,  and   I hey hold   that such was the \u-  ifiition   of    lire   act     A   similar    m-  tei pi"i.itiun  was   plaerd   on   lhe   law  by  Air.      Choalo,   the   Ameiican   .1.111���������  bassadoi.   at   London    when   ho      pio-  sontcd   ihe inv it.ilion   mr  the       appointment      ol   the  commission.    In  mow or this lad, the lepiesenlaiions  of  liie   London   government  on      I be  .subject   will  he  again   taken  up      at  Washington and giunr caicful consideration.  E&SSaKSa&SS  I  "J  I  i  ������  Dr   R   I'.   Diet  left on the morning  tiain    for     Yiclona,   where he v.ill  Suciid ii week-or lvv������ before returning  to LacKsmtth.  Under New Alan a gment  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKinnell & Woodbank.  Prop  rietors.  Modern  and     Stiictly first Class.  ComniLicial  Mens' hcadciunrters.  I'ire Proof     Building-.  of  C?  Done Promptly and  j. mm jsnd co.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B. C.  Manufacturers of thc Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  of  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHIRTS. ETC.  NOTICE.  Persons found using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith. B.0.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner <JranvilIe and Hastings  stieets   Telephone, 1���������4.  ML III 110  (fflfOirT  Esquimalt  & Nanaimo Railway  Time Table No. 54,  TAKING  EFFECT Til URSDAY,   API'IL   Li,   1(03.  Northbound Southbound Northbound Sat. Sen. Southb'd  Leave  and  Wed.  r  Arrive  ���������o���������  Via the peoples'ifavorite  ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  ** Plans,  Specifications and  De-   *���������  ������������������ tails     furnishekl for all kinds   ���������*  ������������������ of work in the CARPENTER   ������������������  ������������������ Line                                               **  ��������������������������� C.   B.   ROBELEE,   Carpenter   ������������������  ���������* and Joiner,     2nd avc, Lady-  ������������������  ������������������ smith,  B.  C.                               ������������������  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  WELI  Jaino-;  lor   rob  RORI5KR   ESCAPES.  A   Brandon  di-spalch  says  Poller,   who   was  sentenced  lung   the  post   oflice at   Olds,   Albei-  t.'i, escaped 110111   the .Mounted  Police  on T'lesdaj   niorniiig- between  Niidcn  and   Guswold,    by   making   a dai nig  leap  fiom  \'o.  2 c\piess and  is  still  at large.    The escaped  convict   is ai.  American   crook"   well  known   lo   the  police,  and  is a dangerous charade 1  ile   ' made    his     escape while  bcin..  In might   to Stony Mountain   to  sent  hi.-.     term.       lie is a man  -10  or   I."  yeais     of age,      vvcigni  J 15  jiountis,  measures" 5 foci S  inches,  dark biowi.  ban   and   nioii.iUicIie tinyed  with graj  JIis     face is  thin and  tapvis lo   Lhe  lowoi   jaw.    Supeiiiiloiideiit   Wil������ou,  of  the      R.N W.M.P.,   asks   that   all  piuiincial  con.slablos be on the lookout for   him.  'L/fl/  Offi  PAINTING,   PAPIik    HANGING  ETC.  Work done propeily and at right  prices. Shop and residence in rear  if Ladysmith  Hotel. . <���������  J.  E. SMITH,  Prop.  Tlie City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,     Ladysmith  The> Ladysmith  Opera House  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  RLA1R  <&  ADAM.  All wtrk first-class at THE CIIRY  STAL.   VICTORIA.  On 1st  Avenue  (.'LYRA   MATUES   C0MI'AN\.  The   ( lara   Mat lies   Company    c-oni-  jilek-d  their     engagement lust 1 iyhi,  much to the    regiel ol the m< in   1 a  1 reus or  lire     theatre.   'Ihe coin| av  has b"-jn  m  Vrctona U\o weel s,  and  a n.niil'Or     of     excellent pi a.1 s ha 0  been ably pioseirled, and  with lorr-jct  costuming    ond good staging, Uii- si'  rheiues      which   ha .p "nightly  greeted  the pl.iveis, liuve     been well pleaded  As a stock roinpany     the t'laia -Via  tlies     C 0   is far above     lire a'.er.igc,  and Yic-toriaiis   will look forward  to  .���������their  ret.urii .   engagement  ann-ounced  for1 two months hence with' v-hasure.  ' IMiss'������������������Wathes, .- i.s ah artist, and \>ith  her good characterisations of Jc.any  widely different roles she has wen  .many friends. A very "pleasing feature of Wicsc* performances lias keen-  the introdii'.MTon of specialties of lhe  very highest class, between fet?;, and  the audience is not kejit. waiting to  he amused while the curtain is down.  Last night several good snpciiill.ie.s  were ...iven, illustrated songs by Ism-  ma Mathes and eceonlr'c dancing by  tJas.   Ford.���������Victoria  Colonist.  Ail   Work   Done  at |  Reasonable   Rates  3tSI5^Si'3sSSl  wl>&������yW<f        r.Ct   DEARS'  -    ���������    r~'    ~   \L. _ti frg   ^ fen sf t^  .in rr.os',nii'i ������ n. ���������.' Cell r.nl tlcioiipti-in via?  ,'!<���������' if iiJi':rl,uM (> .'��������� oi'"..i).i Creo % Iioli-er r..i  .- r"!-.sl<in is prohaljly P'.cc.itr.L.;.?.   CoiiuJiiisinM.  rioiii-.ii.i-ictlv-otmlMcinllnl. jlimtlbookor. i'jii.cnCs  ..-lit i'roo. oldest ������s:i5!icv rursncuMisa patcuM.  lV..-i:r.ta talrcn tlivout'li Mu:i:i !& Co. rccc-ivs  -.:.-c-',,-: luii'.ie, xr!( lu-,ut ciisrEG, in. Lhe  '������. li! -,dsom.-ly nt'.cr.lraic.l v.-c?!;lv. T.������VBCRt cir-  .������������������iiiir'Min i.f.-.i.y siileiiUUe J.inrrui!. 'i'lvm:'. i-i a  yi>--.:-: (our )no::i.'.J *1.   Sold'oy nil liewpnc.nlers.  i^I^^' I P-n 3SlS.eadwDy, pgjs/ Yq^  ; ^ ' ''v.- * * ������������������ ���������'   ������ m  *** ���������-* 3 e ������ u -J J    ������������������ u i -���������  ���������j   .���������!���������_!. 1 i:'k-j. c>:. ��������������������������� HI- '.Vnfh'.ui-'I'Ki. If. c.  ���������ziwiztnz: .vww'afc.'O1 ���������^���������aj^t^-at^-i  -F.ricB Yourig1  -   BARRISl'OR and  SOLICITOR  NANAlcV.O, LADYSMITH  Over lands  Daily  1  Passengers can leave Victoria daily  at 8 ]). m. or 11  p. 111..  TICKETS .SOLD TO ALL'POINTS  Shortest     route to    Feinie, B. C,  and' ALL KOOTUNAY-POINTS.  For rates,     folders,     sleeping car  reservations and nil  information call  on or address  c  S. G. YRRKRS K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., , ������75 Goveinnient st  Seattle, Wash. Victoria, B.C.  Daily Arrive   Leave  1 - . A.M.   P. M. ' ,     P. M...P. M.  Victoria  -. ������������������    MO  12-������C Victoria  :.... 4.S0   7.55  ^Shawnigan  Lake    --    10:20 JO.-lfi Shawnigan Lake Tr.. 5.17  C.4G  Duncans  ..'.   11:00 10 03 Duncan  ..:     5.55 5.55  Ladysmith    *..   11:57    ,0.10, Ladysmith  ....   ._-...  C.45 ,3.00  Nanaimo'.   ...  .' '12:40- 8.1:0 Nanaimo  ...-'...".'....  7.87  4.15  'Ar.  Wellington   12:53 Lv 3.00   Ar. Wellington ' 7.52  de  4.00  THROUGH TICKETS  TO   CROFTON.  Via Westholm. Stage" leaves daily, etcept Sundays, connecting with North  and South  bound, trains.-Double stage'service Wednesdays knil Saturdays-  connecting - with  morning  and  afternoon trains.   Fare from Victoria, Single $2.40.    Return, $3.60.    - ' '  l> ' '        --.  THROUGH TICKETF VICTORIA TO ALBERNI!  Stage leaves Nanaimo Tuesdays   and Fridays on arrival of train from  Victoria.    Fare  from  Victoria, - sing le $5,201    Return $8.65. -  Excursion rates in effect to all p oints, good going "Saturday and Sunday,  returning not later than Monti day.     " -  '  '     ,                                   '                        ,.                 GEO. ,L. COURTNEY. -   ';  Traffic' Manager.  Can-be secured for Theatrical purposes,    Dancing     Parties, or Entertainments generally.  D   NICHOLSON, Prop  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Rates ?1 25 a: d ?l.5C���������  ree jbjid to alt Bteauiboat landings and  milw-iy depote.    Electric ears every li\  oiinutea. to all parts of   the city.   Bai  ti rid table nntxcelltd.  F. BAYNKS, Proprietor,  ABBOTT   ST.,   VANCOUVER  B, O.  PUiTSNO ON  NEW PAPER  is the incst eiicctive and.most econ-  omicil' method  of  improving      and  hiightoning   up  the  inteiioi   appear-  anf'o of your dwelling.  From  the many  beautiful  patterns  ���������many of them exclusive���������in our new  line,   we aie ccilain  you can  select  exactly the right paper to suit yo-ir  taste  and  purse.    Let  us  show you  our handsome array of styles.  IHARRY KAY  LADYSMITH  AERIE     NO.  686, P.  O. E.    .:������������������.'       :���������:        :���������:..   ��������� 3���������j  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  did  Tuesday at  7.30 p.m.   Worthy  President,  B   Forcimmer;     Worthy  Secretary, ��������� C H- Rummings.  HOTFL  LADYSMITH  RATES���������$1.00     per    day.      Finest  Wines,  Liquors and  Cigars.  First Avenue, Ladysmith, B. C.  D. CI WHITE.  HILBERT  ^SK&^aszs  gjpaeaassBa  HENKV'S NURSfRitS  NEW CROP���������  Home Grown 8c  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.  This   Hulel  has   been   completely   re-       Board and Lodc.ing $1.00 ]ier day.  novalcd.  HOI  i ^L PRETORIA .  JOHN   THA,   Proprietor  Bar   Sujip'lied   with   (be   Best    Wines, :  Li(|iiors .and   Cipars. 1st  Ave:r.:e :-:  :-:  :-:   Lndvsmilh  Il.f*.  Dealers in   Pianos and  trgans .. .  a&* <������*  A*  Ladysmith, B. C.  ^eo, Robe  ^rop  Roberts Si,  adysm  ilinril!  --"* ���������f.;?.:;'.r-;i:':!  Jj LJ v .j :-.-,;^j~"--v:^r_^  r.o!.-vi:..-..;;-':;.:' i    ' ':'i'i'-;;:;'l::'':;.;;':'';:;i;'  Solid Comfort  FUR  ALL WHO  SMOKE  THE  EiTPIRE CIGARS  Are You,H  Going East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the  NORTE WESTERN  ESQUiriALT & NANAIHO  RAILWAY CO.  itaiiierJoaii  Daily, except Sunday, between Nanaimo and Vancouver, leaving Nanaimo ai 7 a.m., and Vancouver   after  arrival of     C.P.R. train No. 1 or 1  p.m.  For information regarding freight,  and passenger rates apply to purser  on board.  GEORGE   L.  COURTNEY,  ��������� Traffic Manager, Victoria, B. C.  9  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  i  BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and  making to order   a  speciality. .  THOriAS  MCE WAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith,"B. C.  TICKET   OFFICE  Cor.  Government      and   Yates  Sts.,  3  ���������L  The  only  line now  making   UNION  DKPOT    connections at ST. PAUL  and     MINNEAPOLIS    with       the  through    trains    from    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 Yeslef Way. Seattle.  OZM������7F  Victoria, V,. C-  Trains  Transcontinenta1  Trains  Daily  One ~of which is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride"-on it always.  Up-to-date _ Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued to ull paints East' and  South, also, Pullman tickets issued  and  berths reserved.  Only direct route to. Yellowstone  Park. Cheap rates from alt points  Eastl frolru Mai"cji 1st to l\5a'y'-15th.  Steamship tickets on sale to all  European points. Very low rates  now -in effect. Cabin accommodation  reserved by wire.  For  further  particulars call  at the  offi or phone No. '156.  A.  D' CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A.,  N.P.,,       General  Agent  Portland,  Ore. Victoria, B.C  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, GOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at -  LADYSMITH, B.-C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  1  THEJONES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Goott Table, Good Bed and Good Bar  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, - - - LADYSMITH  r-  DENTiST  Stevens Block,  Ladysmith,  B.C.  Dentistry in  all  its  Branches;   every  new appliance.  1 *Wf������HM VlTurm  Ladysmith   Temple No. 5 Rathbone  ,     ������������������        ��������� x ,  ���������    +i,��������� ���������i��������� ninm (Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's hall  The Kines Hotel is the only place  1 S*     "     ,   ,. ' Hpoil_M   2nd  and 4th Tuesday at 7.30  p.  m.  In Ladysmith    that has on  draught  Jehn Lahatt's India Pale Ale.   Call   Mrs. Kate Tate, secretary,  around and sample it. . 1 I. i JjJ  CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  General Manager.  THOS, KIDDIE.        |  Smelter Manager. *  W. SILER.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY  WORK PROMPTLY TV-*���������": ���������  Leave orders at the Abbotsford.  LADYSMITH SHAVING  PARI 0RS  HIGH STREET.  ':_:_: Best'in the City :���������:���������j  - v.; .. ��������� ,���������������. ���������-?r=rs*w������a,* r������ ���������  >Trww������'w * y t\i.rr~-^r,  RATES $2.60 PRR DAV  SAWP^Et.ROOMS  BAR SUPPIMED WITH BE T  WINl-JS, UQUORS, CIGARS   ~  ABBOTSFORD HOTEL  Beat accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and fishing.in near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  f      LIVERY, BOARDING AND       |  SALES STABLES  1  EXPRESS WORK  A SPECIALTY.  X  |     DAVID JOHNSON  X  X  ������  I PHONE 66 LADYSMITH f  WM. MUNSIE, President  I  J. W.  COBURN, Man.  Director  Telephone^.  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS   AT  PIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH���������Shingles a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers     of���������  Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned  and  Kiln  Pried  Flooring     and  Finishing    Lumber  ia   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  Over $5 andrnot exceeding $10......    6 cents  ���������������    $10        " " $30......  10 cents  "   $30        " " $50..    IS cents  These Orders are Payable at Par at any oflice in C  iiadu of a Chartered Bank  (Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking point:; j'l the United Status.  KEGOTIAHLK AT A I'lXHD RATE A  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERC > , LONDON, ENG.  They form an excellent method of reinittin   small sums of money  with safety and at small  ;ost.  LAD^Pr.ITH BRANCH  W.   A.   CORNWALL., Manager.  EUROPE HOTEL  J. GIACHERO, Prop.  Newly    furnished,    everything   the  best; finely stocked bar.       Transient  rate, $1.00 per day.    Monthly   rate,  $23.00.  First Avenue . . . Ladysmith, IJ. C.  Best accommodation for transient  and permanent boarders and lodgers.  GRAND      HOTEL  This new Hotel lias hecn comfortably furnished and the bar is up-to-  date. Rates $1.90 a day and upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :������������������: :���������s :������-*: :���������**���������; Ladygmltn  LADYSMITH BAKERY  HOP LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS N EATLY  BAKED AN������ FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary of all kinds.  Orders taken for Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.  t r*--1 ���������"*-���������*--������������������' ���������'  DAY SCHOOL.  Usual subjects taught; also, languages, drawing in, pencil and crayons, paint ng in'oils'and water colors, pianoforte and vocal lessons given m classes or individually.  MISS BERTRAM,  LadyBmlth, B. Os j  '.A  11 DAILY LEDGER  t~*~  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������  .#������������������������������������, ���������������������������������������������<  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������� ������������������������������������������������������++++ 4>4>4>4>l  ��������� ���������  Keep Your Eye on Tliis Ad.  ���������������������������+���������+���������*������������������������������������������ -  We have secured this space and  intend to make it interesting.  PITT & PETERSON,  Duncan,   B. C,  ���������'  : jTZOUHALEM HOTEL  DRESSING THE      SHOPKEEPER In-liVvr. ,-���������,,. ,. i  A       ,, , ' i-ii-������-  U'lie^e inward pressure, and in some  A gentleman dressed in a loose coat   wav     enl  hi, h������   i  ���������    ,   ,  entered a ladies' outfitting establish-L       ���������   S ^ m beLlveen tw������  ment at a    time wlieii the propnetor ]   ,    ls. so il&l^7 that he could   lot  was alone    in the store.   rJ he gentle-  T     11 ?, h,,nseW'  and  l!lere lie s too;  man asked     to ue si.own some icadv Ln ,     *'������ri(I like a"  offender o  '"ado ladies' coats, as he wished J Jl,, ??* -^ Ms liead stuck  give his wife a little surprise. After rl"S, ?��������� P ^ The co������st^e  a careful inspection he fixed upon one      1      , '  a"d hc" Was  b? ih^  and asked the shopkeeper if there i-mLT,rn-S������w'' Cn������USh t0 S������ home  y-as- not a young lady of the place at ' l (,lfllCully  hand to    put 0n the cloak to seehow  it looked.  The proprietor regretted that none  oi the ladies of the establishment  were in at that moment.  Well,    perhaps you wouldnt object  to putting it on yourself?  Union  Brewing Co  NANAIMO,   B. C.  /Manufacturers of the  ������  *  1  By mea���������s of their gills fish (hkc*af he  the air dissolved in water. The oxygen consumed  by them is not  that  winch lorms Ule chem.cal const.t ���������  of the water, but that contained   i��������� '  the  air  which is  dissolved in     she  The unsuspecting shopkeeper slipped I fTom'wh^'Tf   tr?nsferretl  l������  ^ater  ' the coat,    buttoned it and tun, lt    1 y  a lii  1������ T ^ been drlVcn  around in all directions ,,   ��������� ,   * gh   lemPorature  or  Magnificent!"..exclaimed    the pur-   ,?o"  *������  m  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������  DUNCAN  ESTABLISHED 1878  and QUAniCHAN  Quamichan Hotel  J oT the shop  however, be  ���������o���������  ������> -  W.RJAYNES  ���������Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Merchandise���������  AGENTS FOR-The American Cveain   Separator Co., Grant Powder Co.,  and B? C. Pottery Company.        ���������    _> " '"  Also Manufacturer of all kinds of Peed from Home drown Products.  Headquarters   for  Tourists and Com  mercial Men  aii' absorbed by them  chaser, with- seeming"ecslaV'bi.tT I riL ]'ep,aced arp soon suffocated  |*e same moment, he made 1'^U ^ ^u^Vn^ Wa1er io mai������  tHe till, whic��������� ]le thrust into lis co, ( stinI t'h /'^ 1ftkc Jt 1n e<������>  and boiled ((���������(  0' the shop ' ,    /,f       g'' "*" raoulns ^ ox-  ���������e horrified  proprietor rushed oJXc 1   Tt^^Vt^  into the   street   when. L- ;���������      .  .      I0tlo"s  '"aI   if the wat  was sieved l,vihe     ������  oi   Un tiM1" '" ""l**'1)'������"  "hop on  tbe supposition that the the  fish    in    he  1.1  Poor 1,1 ow had gone mad, and before woul.l  lake  Ue (YHild     explain, matle.s the rogue continued  bad disappeared .-London Til-Bits  In British Colin >  Lager Beer and  Porter Guaranteed Bi  from the Best Canadian Malt rnn hop-  ���������0���������  Keast's Livery 6V  Freighting Stables  ' BOATS ON SOMENOS LAKE.  Splendid Fishing, Telephone connection.  FRANK CONRUYT, Prop.  Duncans Station.  .     PILLORIED   HIMSELF.  Officer  Perry  made  a strange discovery     i���������  Vancouver  on  Thursday  night.    He  found  a man  who       had  put himself in  a plight.    The young  man, who is well known about town  had  been  drinking some,  and       she  wave-like motion  that the sidewalk-  seemed to have,  brought on an    attack of mal de mer.   He leaned over  air long  supply of air,  ������* would die. It  a severe and pretty long  freeze to accomplish this"  <������t it m.ght happen and doubtless  Ms happened frequently with a .small  body of wafer.  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  The Union Brewing Company will pay  |iO reward for inform������rioD  which will lend tolthe arrest and conviction       anv person or ������*.������ ., ,  fe -    de8troymK Union Brewing Company's keg. or hottiee, or fail,,,, .    ,  W     turn the eame.  i  t  ���������  4  ".   ,��������� "  '"���������'' '���������"> exnioitiiiff     a  ���������rout 23 inches long and .woighinn- 3.  lounds.   In   Aslif>i-nf(   i,.���������  ������������������      ��������� ,    -  in   visncioft  trout  weighing  V. Viol oi ia man is exhibitin  trout   "  P  8     to , S     pounds are     tal-cn in the  Thompson river and" in Pavilion lake  ?������e was taken-   by Walter langlev a  Uw years a*o     weighing 23 pounds  the fence around The' hosVS'p,iot7ol/rUe' 'fsh sTorr ^ lh������SC r&rc *tcn,s'~*  -H. Keast, Proprietor  Stage leaves Mount Sicker at   7 a.m.,     returning, leaves   Duncan  at 1*3:30 p.m., daily,  except     Sundays.     (Specials at short notice.)..|  XX   DUNCAN,   B.   C.   X   X  ROBT. GRASSIE & SON  GENERAL BLACKSMITHS  FOR DISPOSAL OP MINERALS  ON DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA  THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES     AND    THE YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at $10 per acre for soft coal "and $20  for anthracite. Not more than 320  acres can be acquired by one individ  ual or company. Royalty at the rati  of ten cents per ton of 2,000 pound's  shall be collected on the gioss output.  Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY  STATION STREET,  DUNCAN, B. C.  <s  DUNCAN   uvfARLVnd STABLES  i.  S. J. Hagan, Manager  ���������f    Freigh* ing a Specialty   +        *  PRICES riODERATE  FIRST-CLASS  TURNOUTS    OF    RIGS,    HARNESS,   HORSES.  Your patronage solicited  DUNC  AN.I   B. C.  Telephone in  Connection.  Pharmacist  \X^  ���������X X X x x X X X-X X-  -X--K-X-X X XX X X  R. B. ANDERSON  HIGH GRADE BICYCLES  BICYCLE AND GUN REPAIRING.    ACETYLENE GAS  FIXTURES AND GENERAL METAL WORKING  Fine lines, WATCHES, CLOCKS and JEWELRY REPAIRED.  SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED.  Oddfellows Block    ���������  ~v.-x-%~$  - -Duncan v, B.C.  -.-#   *}   \������f   -jir,.,.-.  KtfKm,   -  | It is not only cigars that vary In nam*  [without varying In quality. The pres-  1 at writer was once told when hesitating between "fresh eggs" at ten a  Ihilling and "good breakfast eggs" at  1,'ght a shilling o** something to that ef-  liict that these two brands were precisely the same, but had to be Bold as  rtvo qualities because no customers I  liould buy eggs at a shop where only  [he quality was advertised. That may  L- "may not be so. The fact remains  tiat there are many qualities of eggs  fiown to all housewives before we get  i)wn to what a late comedian termed  ������."Ieflly "eggs."���������London Chronicle.  ||      Where  Wealth  In Wooden.  (At Goumbl a man's wealth is reckon-  l first by the number of slaves ht  'vns, next by the number of wives and  ten by the number of chests, empty or  'herwlse, he possesses.    To give se-  to ~~  can make are in great demnhiT air over  the country, and keys in large numbers  are worn by the natives ns the outward  symbol of abundant property, though lt  is quite likely that marry of the chests  are entirely empty.  Then  He Dia Walk.  Little Brother ��������� Can't you walk  ) straight, Mr. Mangle? Mr. Mangle���������  Of course I can, my little man. Why  do you ask? Little Brother���������Oh, nuth-  in', only I heard sister say she'd soon  straighten you up when she married  you.   And ma said she'd help her.  Woman.  Woman has been defined ns "an essay  on goodness and grace in one volume,  elegantly bound." But she doesn't litoa  to be put on the shelf all the same.  Relations are the cause of most of the  friction that takes place in social life,  <���������A, O^Plowden.   m EASTER OPENING  fl'S  JMEW  tflY STORE  OPENED AT DUNCAN  Newest- creations in Millinerv: Up-  tordate Hats   Made and Trimmed^tn 'o^ "   * T"'" "'  wgascen years  Order at Shortest Possible See       I JofdinTf *      "     *��������� *������* COmP&n^  FLOWERS,     FOIL\GE    All    u '  ,! P8 f"C mmers   "^^^������ may  dies-   coriWI,      invitl    to     Sp ?t   ������ x? "^ '" & m^infi ,0Cati������n-  io mspecr A free meet's certificate is granted  for one or more years, not exceeding  five years, upon payment in advancs  $7.50 per annum for an individual,  and from $50 to $100 per annum for  ia company.according to  capital.  A free miner, having discovered -  mineral ih place, may locate a vCla'im  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the  ������ame with two legal posts, bearing  location notices, one at each end on  the line of the lodo or vein.  The claim shall be 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 $100 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  other 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 160 acres.  The .patent for a mining location  shall provide for the payment of a  Royalty of 2������ per cent, of the sales  of the products of the location.  Placer     Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Territory���������Placer  mining claims generally  are 100 ft. square,      entry fcc$5, renewable yearly. On the North Saskat  ihewan 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, but extends back to the  base of the hill or bank, but not   exceeding 1,000 feet.   Where steam power is used, claims 200 feet wide may  be 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. ?-4_--  The lessee's right is confined to ;-tne,  submerged bed     or bars of the flvef  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 oh  the Saskatchewan  River,   where  the  lessee may drcgde 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 ;niles,  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.  [Royalty at the rate' of 2* per cent,  collected on the output after it exceeds $10,000.  Dredging in the Yukon Territory-  Six leases of five miles each may be  granted to a free miner for a term of  twenty years, also renewable.*  The lessec-s right is confined to the  submerged bed or bars in the river  below low water mark, that bound-  M,.���������    ^   A ^   ^   JtS    P0Siti0U   ������D th*  Istday of August in the year   of the  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from the  ���������ate of the lease,, and one dredge f0r  Men five miles within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile for  ���������'"st year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer mining.  Placer Mining in thc Yukon Territory-Creek, gulch, river and hill  '-'laims shall not exceed 250 feet in  e������gth, measured on the base line or  general direction of the creek or gulch  the width being from 1,000 to 2,000  feet. All. other ..placer claims shall be  2j0 feet square.  Claims arc marked by^ two legal  posts, one at each end, bearing new  vices. 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 mtist hald a free miner's certificate.  Tl.e 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 llie rate  of two and one-half per cent, on the  alue of the gold shipped from     the  fukon Territory to be paid to     the  Comptroller.  No free miner shall receive a grant  of more than one mining claim     on  eaeh separate river, creek or gulch,  but the same miner may hold     any  number of claims by purchase,     anil  free miners may work their claims in  partnership  by filing notice and paying a fee of S2.00     A claim may    be  abandoned and another obtained    on  the same creek, gulch 0r 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 be cvbt&ined each year;     if  not, the claim .-till lie deemed to   be  abandoned,  and     open to occupation  and entry by a Tree 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 io prospecting for petroleum,  and the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company having machinery on thc  land  to be prospected, an area of 1920 ac-  ,res for such period as he may decide,  the length of width shall not exceet  ������������������thr,3C times the breadth.  Should thc prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactor-  ly establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding 040 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 be sold  at the rate of three dollars an  acre, subject to royalty at such rate  as may be specified bv order-in-coun-  cil.  JAS.  A. SMART.  Deputy Minister of thc Interior.  Department  of the Interior,  c  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made to order and Repaired at short notice.     Drill Sharpened  alwayBgives satisfaction.    Picka handled and repaired.  Shipsmithing  in all its Branches  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street  -^adysmitti, B  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LO OKOUT FOR THE BEST MEATS  IN THE MARKETS.  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF  THE  ROCKIES. .YOU WILL GET THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  PANNELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK,       QATACRE STREET,/     LADYSrll m. ������  ���������^^^^^^^^^^^^ tlt-������������������������������������^  $*_ LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. ^  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE   WOVBD  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  ���������������������������U II.  Stables In rear of ladysmith Hotel.' Leave orders at the Abbottsford  WILLIAMS   AMD   WASKSTT  +������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<���������������������������������������������<������-������������������������.���������������  I  4  t  I  4  ���������  ������������U������l*������*._r���������i'-���������,���������  A WORD  to  CARPE'T BUYERS  Our Spring Stock is now Complete.  "GREATEST    THAT HAS BEEN"  QUALITY IS FIRST WITH US.  It is economy to buy reputable  goods even though you pay a trifle  more.  AXMINSTERS  "Empire" quality, $1.65 yd. "Imperial" quality, $1.20 y'  BRUSSELS  "Popular"    $1.15 yd. "Superior" $1.55 yd.  Samples by mail.   Mention c olor tones.  To  Make Hard Times  Good  and Good Times   Better  Buy Your Meats From  H. & W, METOREF  NEXT DOOR TO THOMSON'S HAR   DWWARE STORE.  WE  CAN SATISFY YOU  R, SIMPSON.  Solicitor, Etc.  to    Loan  1st Avenue    -     -      -LADYSMITH  H.O. MILES'���������  Contractor and Bui Ider  REPAIRING  of  all  kinds  promptly  attended to.    Shop on Gataire    fit THE   DAILY" LKDQ^R
local \\m n
Mr. -J. Penketh paid a \isit on business io Chemainus this morning.
Mr.^II.  Ward went down to Victoria on business this morning.
Barrister Simpson and A. Knight
made a quick trip to Nanaimo an<'
return yesterday.
The few cases of a mild type of
scarlet fe\"cr which were in Lady
smith Jia\e <ill recovered.
It is reported mat Mr. C. '���]. ,' tcv
enson, of the former firm of Drys
dale-Stevenson, will start a big departmental   atore  in , Vancouver.
Jas.   I3odcn,*an   expert
Type  Sett in"      '.Machine
Vancouver     was in town
hours  todav.
man,  fron.
for a few
Inspector Mori-ice, of the Bank o.
Oomnieicc, arrived in the city las;
evening;' leaving for Victoria this
moi uing.
The     Star of     France    finally ��><.���.
away alioiit  nine o'clock last .cveniin
Tin* Captain   weni  i.li" happy  with h
dollars  lliiit  rami* back.
Sc'inc     hunters     who ha\e quite .
imputation      can't  till      a   '"hoot r
fimn  a "llarrup"   out   in   thc wood*
jet     thoy sit   lack     and talk w's h
nhoiiL llie habits of thc blue grouse.
The Clara -Mallies Oomnuiy will '!
a good     business  in     laljsm ih  I.
they will  deserve     patronage ly th
class of     plays they will put  in  "-he
Lots of new clerks at one of the
I.si Avinuc hot'.Is within the pasl
two d:i.\s Yesterday there we:
more applications for positions thai
could l.e accommodated, and the end
is not vi't.
Mrs Perry, r>i' Duncan, is thc goes
ol' Airs Robert dear this week. Mis
Ferry leaves in a few wcels for Wir
nipr-t", whoie she will keep house to
her son, now in England, but who
hi'.s l-een oiTered and has accepted
piofcssorship in    a Manitoba college
It is lather curious, as .:n!l ���-.'
times aie, how many people are -ii"
U-\>' to go into the hotel business
S '.oral different ��� aiti"*? ;'ir ;n>\'o >
!���> run a house on 1st Avenue, i:
fact L is hardly safe f-.r ;. v-v.inLv IV
low in that' line to go way to '.r,e-
married,- for fear someone will ctr
out his business while he is aft'..}'
Dave ..Johnson picked up a roll r
$1 15 in his wagon yesterday mom
inq; and handed it, about an hour la
Lcr to one of his customers who ha''
not even misted the roll. Mr. Ro��
erls was fortunate that the mon^i
lost was picked up by an honest man
It might have been diffeient even it
T.iulv smith.
April magazines     now
Knight's 13ook Store.
on sale a'
Of lthc
���Herald  of this
Last   Sunday some  1*1 or  15 of 'he
members of the Nanaimo band were
in      Ladysmith   practicing   for   their
concert   at  Nanaimo.    Before-.leaving
foivhome several   pieces  were played
on the street by the Ladysmith   am'
Nanaimo  players.    The  Nanaimo en
tcrlainment..should- be a success,  and
everybody-   should, on such, an occasion,  show   their  appreciation of the
many, days of practice that all of the
members  of '������ a band must, put in^ every year  for simply the pleasure   of
helping  to  maintain a band.
Nanaimo -concert  the
morning says:
On Saturday night there will be
one of thc most interesting musical
festivals ever given in Nanaimo presented at the opera house, wli/n thc
united hands of Ladysmith and Nanaimo will give their first public entertainment. This concert is the first,
/public expression of the union that
has recently been consummated among the ���musicians-of the two towns,
which involves not only the instrument musicians, but also thc vocalists, and it, is assurred that the very
best talent of both places will be in
evidi'iic-j. An admirable feature ol
thc programme will lie several pieces by the combined hands which in
itself should attract a large crowd.
Before- ihe entertainment begins the.
com-binrd bands will give the following three selections mi the street in
front of the opera house about eight
o'clock: March���"fall in Line,"
f!co. Iloscy. Serenade���"Love's Response," Miller. March��� 13th Regiment,   W.  E. 'Marble.
Today  at   Nanaimo Mr.   Arthur  R.
Dinny and  Miss    Rolelta Mi.  Grant
will  be united in marriage.  Both oi
the young people are well and   'a."'>r-
xbly  known in Nanaimo,   where tliej
have for some years  been empl-.ivcs
of   the      Drysdale-Stcvenson   .-.'..'A
They will mal'e their future home in
Portland, Oregon.
Kaust   De Chiistian,* of  the  l'.almo:
..1  Hotel,  and  James  Nauke>illc.  o.
he     Crescent     Hotel,   in" Nanaimo,
vr-re charged in the police court yes
eiterday    afternoon with selling liq-
.or on Sunday, ' but as the c'idence
as not con\incing     thc  magistrate
Ismissed -both cases,
'lhe Grand Lodge Knights of Pyth-
is  meets in    New Westminster    oi
\Iav 5). 1%
There     was a business   meeting o
he  Police  Commissioners  last night
I. Nanaimo.
The chief presented the usual  moiiti
��� report     which     was ordered filed.
> also  made     a  rcc-iicst ttint   suit.1
e furnished  the policemen,  which re
est was    indorsed nnd pasted on t<
.c City Council to Lc carried <y*t.
The Chief    also reported  ������-'  sani-
ary inspection     was proceeding ai><!
ould     be  completed      shortly.   Th
istion   c.f so   many      lad   toys   in
e community was raised  and Com
issioncr     Iloult    suggested thn.t  il
;ght be of     advantage if the poli c
ouUL   take a     look around in plain'
lothes once     in a whil- ��� hie
s. onded that     he didn't, think th-i-
as  neccssr.ry   Tic hr.d  all   thc  boys
���tied iiiid warned them  tint if the.'.
"id not behave better they wo1 Id he
������'���(sted     and put in jail,   'lhe board
en adjourned.
At the    regulai monthly meeting o,
be Hospital Directors held last ev��-
,uig there were present, o'.iuiimnn T.
Council aiv-l direct us M.  Biay aid
i'lu*  usual     routine     business  was
ansacted and a vote oi than' s | a,s
ed  to, the     Oxford Dan'ing Club foi
heir donation to thc funds.
Mr. Mahrer then spole of tfae s-Atn
ii services rciuk'ied  to the hospital
.��� the physician in charge, Dr. L. T.
ti is, who    had given him.self devot
ly to the    wcrk for many %ears at
ry small     si-l.sry.   He ino el  thai
-'s services Lt< recognized by inoreas-
��; his     salary from .��60, to ��75 per
ntith.   This motif Ji was secou'eJ b\
r. Bray, who said it was only right
' at  the    faithfil services of Dr. Da's should be recognized and  the sal-
���lry of $60     W3s very smill.   Chairman O'Conncll al<-o gave thc propos
tl his     cordial approval and recrlle!
">w he had several ".cars ago, after
*nsiderable      pressure,   s'reccr-de-d   in
' aving the     salary placed as high as
<:0. and now he wrs glad to le able
'i give another tangible proof of his
���*-r,rccia1ion of the doctor's services.
h/��  motion carried  unanimously. -
Mr.   J.  H.  Co king     drove     down
Yoni  Nanaimo last evening  with     a
assengcr.     Ha returned  home later
ii   the evening.
WVrnbut   billiard
tit up into dice.
balls   are  usuallv
The reflieaisal of the Cantata went
very smoothly last night.
County Court is in session today,
and a dozen or so of cases will he
disposed of by Judge Harrison.
R7 Bishop, Victoria.
Baxter,  Inspector of Boilers.
1-1.   Ueamieh,  Ireland.
will   be seen  in  another article
n this  issue, ,the business  men     of
Duncans      want  a   bank established
there.    There arc some good reasons
*ivhy  this  should   l.e done,  and  none
.vhy it should not be.   No large am-
aiiit   of business  would be  transact-
-d at present,  but from the first enough could be done to make it a pay-
ng proposition to install a branch of
,ome of the great Canadian  banking
���rn.s at Duncans and  by the growth
uid  development of the surromding
ountry,   its  mineral  as   well  as   jts
igiicultural   resources,   we  may  e*:-
lect within a few  years to see      a
nospcro's  and   busy  little city,  one
'���dutifully situated and a permanent,
ive, and energetic town.
Yesterday, as \\. Norcross' was
!ri\ ing his wife and daughter roui.it
.'owichan   Flats  thev met with what
iglit   have   teen   ascriois   accident.
Vs they were crossing thc.bridge ov-
r the  Cowichan   River,  a,t  Mr.  Jcf-
rey's place, the horse took flight at
a log and spun round,  backing      11k
�� ggy against the side of the bridge.
Fortunately,  as ft  turned out,   there
vvas  a   Haw in  thc  ironwork connecting one of thc sha%: with  the axle
his snapped off, and, with the added
.train,  tha other   followed  suit���otherwise a plunge in the swift-llowjng
liver might have ended the afternoon
luting.    The j^.rfy  were indebted  to
Mrs.  Cor field's, kindness for the loan
.f a buggy  iu which to mate, the return journey.   Mr. Grassie says there
will be no further breakage at    that
mint when he is through with the le-
lairs. - .
The charming little country of Kent
is often referred to (rightly or wrong
iv) as the Garden of England/ 'J he
it tie fanning centre of Duncans can
ne safely called the Garden of 15. C.
ihe fame of Duncan as a splendid
agricultural district has spread far
and wide on the Island, but" it is real
iv iH.'gossible to form an opinion
ul the* little town and the surrounding district, without paying it a visit. As one drives or cycles alon-^the
.veil made roads running from'Ladysmith down past Shawnigan, nothing
j,ut splendidly cleared and well kept
farms meet the eye. With thc green
lmadows, iaigc orchards and acres of
ploughed land on either side of the
road, each farm ha\ing a fine residence with beautiful gardens and
lawns around them, one's thoughts
invariably wander to old England,
so much does the di-trict of Duncan
resemble the old country. Many of
the farmers have fine pedigreed stock
and strong horses, and nicely bred
cattle are much in evidence.
And for the sportsman, what a perfect paradise is this district. The
traveller passes over many brooklets
and rivers that arc filled .with frt
trout,  while the rising all around of
Feed Your Chicks on
Holly Chick Food
A mixture of eleven different grains and seeds, so proportioned that they
ncet the needs of growing Chicks and fully nourish them.
Wi'Hams' Block
Particular Grocers.
\ Telephone l
Clara. Mathes and  Company      are
endeavoring  lo arrange so  that they
can reach  this city from  Seattle   on
Monday,      April    17th,     and expect,
through the kindness of Mr. Coyle, of
the  C.P.H.,   that  they  will  be  abb
to arrange,  the. matter   to   the satisfaction   of  all   parties.    Miss  Mathes
brings  a line list of plays  and  it is
expei toil that all her new people will
b2on hand  by  that time as well     as
the old favorites.   The. engagement i.s
limited   to  two or   three  nights,   but
the prices will he as low as possible.
Dominion Engineer Keefer arrived
in the city today in connection with
the wharf business. He went out
to see Mr. Thomas, the foreman and
will  return  to Victoria  this evening.
Esehatiots,  Cabbage and Tomato plants.
Orders  taken for   Roses, Ornamental    and
Fruit trees.
At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.
the    old cock    pheasant attracts the
eye. ���
Although the streams and lakes arc
well fished and the farms shot over
by many ardent sportsmen in the season, there is no scarcity of either
fish or game in this district. This,
no doubt i.s largely due to the strict
observance of the fish and game laws
of the province. In Duncans and tbe
district poachers are, fortunately,, almost  unknown.
Dunca.ns itself is a nice, compact
little village, bery prosperous, in its
quiet sort of way. It contains many
pretty residences and nice gardens.
There are several first, class busine:s
houses pud two very f.nc* hotels and
a saloon. Tlie hotels, thcT'/ouluilam
and ihe <j.uamiehan are both well appointed .houses with splendid Tars and
spacious, dining, billiard and drawing
rooms. The meals served in these
"havens of rest" are -excellent, and
the attention "nccorded thc guest
most polite. Duncans contains several churches, no less than four denominations being well represented
in the village and the district.
There are two medical practitioners,
loth gentlemen of high standing in
the. professional world. As before remarked there are. several prosperous
looking business housr*s and two well
equipped livary stables, Keast is well
known    in the    district, and Hagan,
When  we siy  we'sc- the best
for Men's, Boys' or Children's
When wc sav we've the BEST
of HATS from  ihe  .'-E :iT of
Makers,  anil  all  sorts  of  log-
justify one of the larger banking
companies installing a branch oflice,
and the Ledger joins with the resi-.
dents of the village in strongly advocating that sucji a covrse be pursued in the ncv.r future. Many people
account, would speedily open one if a
who at present haic not a banking
blanch bank was installed in the
R. W. Carmichiel lca\cs lomorrow
morning for tho Boundary country,
where be will reside'. 'Mr. Carmichiel i.s an old employee of ihe Tycc
Co. His many friends icgrct his departure. <��� '
There is quite a bit. of legal' work
going on ih"-coniiectic.ii 'with lhe Island Home Hotel. What the results
will be remains'to be seen. It is not
encouraging to yov.ng men if they can
not leave their business safely a few
dnVs to go away to get married.
for men and bov
Come in and let  us ma'-e gf.od
our statement.
Go.   Ladysmith
G.   Eiaser,  Victoria.      o
Vaughan,  Victoria
Gibson, Nanaimo,
P.   G.   Cudlip,   Victoria.
V. Tinner, /l'oronlo,
:\l.   Cohen,   Montreal.
Iwul.  C.   Wisher,  Nannimo.
���. Moi rice.   Inspector of Hanks,
("has.   II.   Draiuly,   Vancouver.
.).   1).  Bodell,  Vancouver.
.T.  E.  Hose,  Vancouver.
A.  Miuplij,  Vancouver.
If.  Kranck,   Victoiia-
SAID TO BE  $7,000,0(10-
who only started up a few months
a-����i is fast making for himself a,
gooil name in the district. His sia-
oles contain nine ^jod hcrs^s and
seteral new and comfort able rigs.
Prosperous and important as it is,
it will strike, the reader as loi g
strange that Duiu-.m docs not boast
a hank. During tl.e short ihue that,
the Ledger has been established in
-the town the attention of its rcprc-
resentative-has been repeated 1> called
by tho* business-people t this strange
fact. AsTan readily he imaginid, in
such a community not a great
amount of ready mrney is ha"dlrd
and the residents of the village aid
the distiii-t arc in the hal it of rasing hilh", ok-., by chcc'irc. This necessitates the recipient of the cheque
sendin: thc same to Nanaimo or-
Victoria lo have it cashed. This is a
great inoonvcirsnic hi manv ci��(*s
and an annoying waste of tiioe and
it would give satisfaction t'i business
people to."have a bank installed. It
seems very clear that Duncan and its
district is of sufficient importance to
A rumor is going the rounds that
(he C.P.R. has acquired thc Duus-
muir fmcrests on Vancouver Island,
including  the     E. .& N. lands,     coal
-mines and all of James. Dunsmuir's
holdings. Tho price even is given,
and' i.s said, to he ��7,000,000. This is
not   given  out as correct information
'but  as  aciumor  only,  and   needs confirmation before it can be credited.
. 0	
GEN1.  J.   I<\  GRANT DEAD.
IlalWmore, April b'l��� Gen. 'J.' V.
Gran I, Grand secretary Sovereign
Grand Lodge \>r Oihiicllows in' -ihe.
United States, died Loday, at the Cn
ion Protestant infirmary, where he.
was opeiakd upon about, four weeks
ago for serious internal'troubles.
Now is .the lime to do Spring
Cleaning, Papering and Painting, and
make things look neat and clean.*
From a sanitary paint of view.it is
absolutely ncccssaiy. We. do papering
and Painting at most reasonable rat-
is for the best work obtainable here.
No tumble to show you our new colorings and designs in Wall-Pacers.for
this s2ason.v Call and sec them at the
Ladvsniith Wall Paper Bcpct, 1st Avenue HARRY KAY.
Merchant Tailor,
(ist Avenue)
Spring Stock on hand, Call esrly and
get your choice.
Charles Dvnn,  of the above, firm.-v-isits Ladysmith every Sunday for the
purpose-of  taking measurements  and  "seeing customers    personally.    May
be seen at the Hotels.     We guarantee all slock and  a perfect fit at   the
lowest possible rates.    Shirts  rrom ..'$lii'.0() up.   Pants from $4.00 up. All
Hand-made. ft '.**. - - ',   '
Two First Class Residences
To Rent
^   In the Centre of the City
!     ���   1
Grade Gramophone Fre? For Users Of
The Good Fit
In Mens' and Youths' Suits we have
selected the best styles and newest colors for
In Childrens' Suits we show  natty
novelties in exclusive effects ?
200 Pair off Mens' and Boys' Tweed and "Worsted Pante, new goods for up-to-date trade
Ask for them at
A New Shipment
of Glassware
Including Fruit Dishes, Cake
Stands, Pickle Dishes, Celery Dishes,
Table Sets, Pitchers, Tumblers, etcx
the     result of eya     straining, cured
Examinations    and sight tests- free
of charge.
^m^mt'M^m to
"{First Avenue,   XXX     Ladysmith,   B, C. ^
<^.>^.     ^^. V-v -*.���** ��� *��o. ��� >*k ��� *����^ ��� v���� ��� li��.'^
We Have Just Finish
?--i <n\
axl we find we' have too niaoy
WINDOW; 1 "    '
Jfm\ K3/-^a^. SL.
Which we wili clean out this week at
Some with Lace and some without ...,laf:e.
best  values.
* �� ' It
The    early  buyer gets    the
Sale &  Exchange
lOc. and 15c.
1st   \venue,   --i Ladysmith
The 'ESPLANADE .  between the
Grand ancLAbbottsford,
Wilmam Poweks,   Prop.
1?   "R   THp'F
Surgeon 'Dentist
All worlt guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.
High St.   ��� Ladysmith
,71 oau-ji; T-> u *:*sw* .-t u^ion^n^MJ.uvi t. ics��
Orders will be delivered anywhere
in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.
Leave orders at -Christie's, on the


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