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 :#*���������'���������'���������'  LKUd^i,A1 i i ii, ASisHAliiLy.  LADYsniTH Daily Ledger  I'  'ft  t  ft  *,  ��������� jl>  p.  k  r  ���������v.  VOL. a,  ��������� mm  MONDAY,   APRIL   3,   1905.  i  I  W:  LADYSMITH VS. I TWENTY MINEBSifKILLED  VICTORIA GARRISON  After a. Rough Game the Visit-  ing Team are Defeated by  One to Nil  Ladysmith Claim They got One  Goal but a  Protest to that  Effect   Failed  Garrison by one goal to nil.  game.caii bc described as being  (Auoclated Press Despatches.)  Carbondale, Ills., April 3���������Report  from Zeigler, 111, sixteen miles from  here, says that there has been a fearful gas explosion in the -Joseph Loiter coal mine. Twenty mincis were  The j save, only  to have Crisp return, the |wlled.and eighteen, wounded.  nnn ' n-nnlkppnpf    rolievin<r        A*1am    cppiii-.*!  '��������� Ladysmith .was defeated at foui������.���������..;'���������   \\l\o lost to Snowden.   Provins stop-  on Saturday,    last   by tlie Vic-tc; in   : e.l him and McClatchie was called to  LARGE FART OF THE  LETTER MINE IS  WRECKED  EXPLOSION     ATTRI  TED TO GAS, OWN  ERS SUSPICIOUS  ISTHMIAN CANAL COM- JAPS ARE PLAYING BOLD  GAME  PRICE    FIVE CENTS  THE NAMES OF  OF  FICIALS APPOINT  ED BV GOVT  NAVAL     AND    MILI  TAJU OFFICERS  ON THE LIST  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Washington,   D.C.,  April  3.���������   The  SAID TO   HVVE   AP  PARENTLYilMPRAC-  KLE SCHEME  LINIVITCH REPORTS  CAPTURE OF JAPANESE PATROL  .BREAK  ATWAR^  Employees   of   Various   Ware"  houses Thrpugh Russia Again  demand Higher Wages  \*\t  one  goalkeeper .relieving.    Adam  secured  passed  to  Byrne,  who kicked  j   -According  to   reports   received   at  of the fastest seen in Victoria,for a  and     passed  to  Byrne,  who kicked    Carfrondale, thc entire opening of the  length of time, although the play can; | wel1 down t,le hcl(l where Hawslwood \ ���������_,, A, _       .       . . b ������  hardly compare with that seen ijn the'.  recent matches in this city. The Ladysmitli captain protested one decision of lhe referee, Sergeant Richardson. This was in the first half. Morrison scored with a clean shot, but  for some reason the referee disallowed'the goal, givin-g offside. This was ,Constaul* secured and passed to Ha/.  undoubtedly a mistake  on his  part,  |u,wood, >vho took ** weil down field,  secured and  put in a hard one, which . ?line at the suiface is wrecked.     Al  the goalkeeper saved.   Half-time, was  | called  with the ,score 1���������0.  On resuming play Ladysmith tried  hard to even matters, but Byrne, awl  Williams were now as steady as, a  rock and     relieved   time and again.  for it was obvious to many of '   the  spectators  that  the goal was a\lfair  though the explosion i.s! attributed -to  gas, suspicion exists that there may  have been another cause. Only nonunion men are employed in thc mine  since the strike for increased wages  some weeks ago, resulting in riots  and in the presence of the military  and armed guards  The last of    the  I but failed to score.   On the kick"out jtl0������Ps  were recently withdrawn,  al-  'for  Ladvsmith  Provins  secured  but 1thougte'     reports   were  current   that  n������P     K..fn.-. .ivin.r hi. H������.i������i,.��������� '������,������ ' Gilmour- stopped  him and  passed  to   thele has becn attempts to bribe of-  refere<.TZ f,nongho ������^ H^T, J r   <****������*> w������������   *'"��������� Adam, made     a  f���������*ls   *������  Permit  outsiders   to  gain  h������r^nim      ?l V^Z   ������   ������00d *������"������Pt      but failed-   Worrail    entrant:e * "������ ���������������������"��������������� "��������������� object he-  tea opinions.    HieVictoiamande-   ������ ���������   ' i ing  to .make  the  mine  unworkable.  !..���������,. ���������.. ���������������������������. '     ^ . {r  nni>   ������������������   'a rush from one end of the field    to,8'4" M,at 1XU men weie'employed in  claied the goal to be a.fan one, up- ,, ,_   ,   ,,  ,__ .    ,   _,    . I two shifts.   The explosion is report  ed, to have occurre<l as the two shifts'  '.were changing for the day.  PROBABLY THIRTY.  St. Louis, Mo.,   April 3.���������A     message received here from the  Ziegler  Coal Company at Ziegler, Ills., confirms the report of a disastrous mine  explosion   there  and  says:   "Cannot  on which-the spectators, mostly sol-   ihe other-   boUl teams teg'���������'.''*:   '���������  diers,  began a perfect uproar   '   de-    show the eftects of ,,anl Pla>r-     The  manding"    that    the     referee decide ,Gallisou ������acks were too strong ���������.nd  succeeded in keeping the Ladysmith  men out. A few minutes after' this  time was called without further score  For the losers Gilmour and Snowden ai half back played in good form  and .were always in the-way. Ninimo  against     Ladysmith.   This the man -  did, but     at the same time he     is  stated  to have  told the Ladysmith  captain,  who immediately entered   a  protest,  that when the same,     was  brought - before the meeting to be decided, he would support it, as in his  private     opinion  he considered   the  goal a fair one.   What really happen- , ,,������.,..  ed at tiie meeting which was held la- I were tbe P,ck* Bll"-dell was inclined  ter in the dav is contained in^ the. to PlaV to������ fa,lCy an(l ,ost chances  report of the same appearing-In an' wWch should ,iave 1)ccn improved,  other column I Mf>lrij'on aml Sanderson on the   lcit  r.��������� .. ���������        j., tried     hard      but   were  too closely  lhese  proceedings  naturally     *���������"���������- '  at     full  back  was  away  off in  liis   tel1 definitely y^jt as'to  the  number  kicking, but McClatchie played hard.iof men killed,  probably about     30.  In the forwards  Graham  and  Adam!Two have been  rescued  alive     thus  ���������far."  disheartened the Ladysmith players, |but  in spite\>f this they defended their  goal fairly well, as is shown by the  fact that only one point was scored  by the soldiers after the above incident. The visitors were, of course,  also bothered by >the softness of the  grounds, being accustomed to playing on the hard Hunker grounds here  they are in the habit of wearing  shoes with bars on the soles, and  these are useless on a soft grass  pitch, and they were unable to do as  effective work as would have been  the case had their shoes been studded, as were those ���������worn by the soldiers.  While, of course, it is useless to  make excuses for the home players  losing the game, it is only fair to  them to mention the above facts.  That they were not treated fairly by  the Victoria referee is to many of  .the spectators an indisputable fact.  It certainly seems very strange that  the referee should ask the opinion of  the two linesmen, and that after one  watched to bc dangerous.    For     the  winners, Prpvins. and Ford were; the  pick of the team.   Worrall played a  good game in goal,  but took   some  big     chances   on  kicking  instead  of  playing with his hands. Williams and  Byrne were slightly off color in the  first half, but played strong in    thc  second.   Paley worked hard, but was  closely watched  hy  Adam.  The for-'  wards     all   worked  hard,   but they  seemed  inclined   to shoot  from    the  distance in preference  to going     in  close.     By  winning   this  game     the  Garrison will now play off with the  Vancouver Celtics for  the championship of British Columbia.  After the conclusion of the game  there was a meeting of the Vancouver Island Football Association in.  Barracks, at which Victoria West  Egeria, Victoria United , Garrison  and Ladysmith. associations were  represented. In all, ten delegates  were present, including tl������e president;  J. G. Brown, vice-president,   J. Ad-  AI-JNUAL  CONVENTION.  Toronto, April 2.���������The "executive o,  the  Canadian  Manufacturers'   Association  met  today and decided     to  hold  their annual convention  in Que-  bfec September 18, J9 and 20.  .    .    .       .     . am, secretary-treasurer, W. Lorrimer  had given las in favor of Ladysmith,   also ref3re4,s   Richardson and French,  and the other declined' to remark on  the matter at all, he should deliberately gh o his decision in favor of  the Garrison.  It will be noted that all except two  present were Victoria men.  The minutes of the last meeting of  .the Association held jn Ladysmith on  Following is a report of the.game'   the 25th inst.,     werc read, discussed  commencing   the  game  Lady- [&nd approved.   Under the head of reports of referees     Sergeant French's  On  smith kicked  off,  playing  down  hill  and immediately,? took the ball to the  Garrison end, where Byrne was called on to save.  On the kick put Lady- !  smith again secured,  but  the     ball  went out.  report of the game played at Ladysmith between Ladysmith and the  Garrison was read. In his report  the referee recommended that all of  FroHLthe throw-in a 'the members of the Ladysmith team  foul   was   given   against   Ladysmith,  Ford took, Ninimo saving at the expense of a corner. But the Garrison  failed to secure. Adams secured from  Paley and tried lo score, but Worrall saved, but the ball went out and  a foul was  sou  and     Williams    ikjpked out twice  .tjuipk succession to save.   Then VVor-  gjmpSon   the  rail had to save and play was trans- !sm*-jfc|, team  ferred  to the other end of the field.  who played in the game on the 25th  should l:e penalized, excepting Gilmour, Graham, and Blundcll, but overlooked thc rough play of the Garrisons. He also asked the Association  to deal    strongly     with Nimmo, the  A MIGHTY WHALE.  An Olympia despatch says:  A huge  whale,     -believed  to be one vhat recently   attacked   the ..battleship   Nebraska in Seattle harbor "stood up"  the steamer     Multnomah yesterday  morning     just off Old Tacomi, and  and-for a few minutes Capt. George  Hill     and  the passengers  who were  aware of the presence of the leviathan,  thought that the story of .Ionah  and the whale" was about as  true   i  narrative as'ever "was writ.'  The whale suddenly made his    appearance near the'"boat and just    in  front of it. After training his eye on  the steamer half a minute he made a  few passes and then started head on  for the craft.   Capt. Hill rang down  to  the engine room  "full speed     astern" and was wondering how quickly the crew would be able to get out  the life boats, when just as the. huge  creature reached the bow of the boat-  he lowered his course-so that he pas-  sed.,cleai;.-ui!derv the hull, scraping his  fluke along the bottom as he passed.  It is said  that a whale cannot     see  directly in front, owing to the location  of its eyes,  and it is  supposed  that he miscalculated the depth     oi  the      Sound   steamer,   after   having  practiced on the deep draft Nebraska.     The whale was one of the biggest ever  seen  in   the Sound,   and it  is conceded that had he struck     the  boat  at  the rate he was  travelling  the     Multnomah would either be in  the bone yard or on the drydock today. .  personnel of the new Isthmian Canal  Commission'is as follows: Theodore  V. Piatt, chairman; Charles E. Ma-  goon, governor of the canal zonis;  John F. Wallace, chief engineer;  Rear "Admiral M. T. Endicott, U.S.  N.; Brigadier Gen. Peter C. Haines,  U.S.A.' (retired); Col. Oswald M.  iCrncsi, corps engineer U.S. 'army;  Bcnjainin M.  Hairod.  These names are given out at the  war department today and in connection with the -announcement, Secretary Taft gave out for publication  the announcement of the salaries of  the new 'commissioners and his' own  letter...to .the President and one from  (lie latter explaining the plan of reorganization of the '."commission.  That whatever plan is likely to bc  adopted, lhe work of excavation  and  construction, which would have to-bo  done under     any-plan, may proceed  without waste of energy for a period  qnite long enough  to enable-you    to  decide which is the best plan.-   I suggest,  therefore,   that the  first  work-  to be done is the-appointment of an  advisory  board  of engineers,, saying  seven in number, to %������ selected from  the engineers  having especiall  knowledge of hydraulic engineering     and  canal construction, to whom shall bo  submitted     all  possible information  with  respecl to  the projected canal,  both that, obtained by the French engineers before our purchase of      the  plant and data obtained.by  the chief  engineer of the present canal     commission, together with all the     projects . suggested  for the solution     of  the     problem,      which the advisory  board  would  be  invited  to Washington for the purpose of agreeing oa. its.  recomnrendations  and if such  recommendations be made before the regular meeting of congress in December,  that the recommendations bc submitted to the canal commission, as then  constituted for its approval or modification     and with the recommendations of the canal commission hj_ submitted  to  the President for his action      and  transmission to congress.  ,   As already suggested,  work  of securing the best plan and its approval  by     corigrcss need .not delay in any  way     the preliminary work adopted  to any possible plan,  or the highly  critical work of sanitation;  the   extreme importance of which has   been  already emphasized  in your previous  instructions.  "It is conceded," the secretary  adds, "that the present commission  has no.l. developed itself into an executive body as to revive hope that ii  may be used successfully, as an instrumentality for carrying on the  immense  legislative  burden  involved  (Continued on Page Four.)  f OF \mi\  F  s  iXmST ^JnSt. thC Gfr";  Ladysmith "full-back, claiming that he   f  w    .'!'" '" J!?* Pla7Ulg. hani   threatened  to      throw  the referee in . <  11   the bay,     also     complained  of Wm.  won the game of that clay by a score  ofonc goal to nothing after the best  game ever u^ayed on Victoria ground  and that the game was clean throughout and at Mo time had he even warn  ed any players' for rough work. Mis  rpport was accepted.   Then the Lady-  Adam secured and made a fine spriat  With the ball, passing the. backs and  transferring to Sanderson, who ha<] a  fine opening, but made a very      bad  shot and     failetl to score. On     the  kick out Matthews secured and passed to Constable, but he lost to Gil-  moure.    He passed  to Adam and he  to     Morrison, who shot and scored.  But the referee gave off-side and    it  Was   not  allpweil.     Provins   sccuiVd  and passed to Mathews, who made a  pice oontre.    Gi|mour     relieved only  to havp MatheVs 'again secure it and  centre it well,  Simons  again  securing and scoring thp first for the Garrison,  On resuming play Morrison lost to  Paley,     who passed to Hazelwood,  obscene language  ���������**niith    delegates     entered a protest  managsr of the'iLady-  whom he cha'rged with  striking and using  to Linesman Dixon. Both members |against referee Richardson's decision,  were, by the unanimous vote of the claiming that the first goal s.o-od  league, excepting the Lndysmith dele-, hy %hem was a fair on side goal, and  gates, suspended for the remainder that' the referee was influenced by lhc  of the season. This was after a most crowd to give his decision :|of no goal,  strenuous defence by the Ladysmith One of the curious conditions of this  delegates, who pointed out the fact curiously decided goal was that the  that on a previous occasion a mem- ��������� referee stated'to Ladysmith dele-  be r of the Victoria team was only Katps> n������ less than three of them,  suspr-mled for one week after striking , *n'at the   goal    was not jost and to  a fellow member  Sergeant French stated that he  was afraid to give his decisions in  the game for fear of violence. For  this he was reprimanded by thc Association.  Sergeant Richardson then handed  in his report saying the Garrison had  protest and he would do what he.  f*ould for them. Nevertheless his report was not in accord with such  statements, and the protest was not  listened to and was dismissed. The  Ladysmith delegates then left the  meeting not at all satisfied with the  treatment they had received.  London, April 3.���������The Prince of  Wales underwent an operation today  at Marlborough House, the nature of  which was not divubged in the official  statement subsequently issued. The  public was assured that nothing serious was the matter by Sir Francis  I-I. Lakingiand Sir Frederick Treves,  the court physicians, whose signatures are appended to the statement  as follows: "Owing to a slight operation this morning the Prince will  be confined to his room for a few  days. His condition gives no rise to  uneasiness. No bulletins will be issued."  As      further evidence that nothing  alarming     i.s the matter with     the  Prince he yesterday attended church  and  visited' an artist's  private   studio. , When H en ry White, the retiring  secretary     of the American,embassy  who      has  been appointed  to Italy,  and Mrs.  While lunched with       the  Prince and Princess of Wales on Saturday,      the.  Prince   was  in splendid '  health and spirits,  Gunshu  Pass,   April  2.���������The situation here "is unchanged.   General Mis-  tchenko has moved forward into close*  touch  with  the Japanese and keeps  up constant skirmishing.  Elsewhere everything is quiet. Gen.  Mictchenko, when he learned of the  beginning of the panic during there-  treat from Mukden, though an unhealed wound forbade his working,  drove in a carriage to his force -and  assumed command, which he has  since retained, though hc is unable  to ride over the deeply mirred roads  which are beginning to tdry.  Native reports, which may be taken for     what they are worth, state  the Japanese are leaving before   the  Russian  front  only a screen  capable,  with   the help  of  the  Mukden       and  Tie Pass fortifications and garrisons,  of     holding in  check    General  Linevitch     and  transferring the bulk of  their     five armies   to   Vladivostock,  and     by means of a wide movement  through Mongolia to Tsitsihar.  Considering thc great distances involved,  the plan appears to be almost    impracticable,   but   Japanese   intoxication  from continued successes,     bold  iniative and dogged perscrvance must  be  reckoned with.  f'It afTords an opportunity for Russian cavalry, which  thus  far  has  displayed   an. insignificant role,   to distinguish itself      by  penetrating  the  Japanese intentions.  General Linevitch has  ordered'    the  resumption of drills, keeping the soldiers occupied in the daytime,,   and  music in  the vivouacs at night.    An  energetic regii#e is being instituted.  The men are attached to.-'their .commander on account of his simple, soldierly style of living.f  Reports that Beriberi has been pre-  \alcnt among the Russian troops at  any time are unfounded. No case  has been reported. The army is being supplied with equipment for the  summer, which the officers especially  need, several regimen(s during the retreat throwing away all the officers'  baggage.  Gunshu  Pass,  April. 3.���������A  renewal  of fighting is expected shortly.     The  concentration  of   the  Russian   army  is  complete,  wiLh  its  advance  lines  south of the station of Sipinghai,   74  miles north of Tic Pass.   The Japanese a-re     screening   their  movements  well by means of cavalry,  and it is"  difficult  to  locate  thc bulk  of  their  army.    A heavy movement seems to  be in progress on thc Russian flanks.  The  railroad  station  at  Changtufu,  '10 to 50 miles above Tie Pass, is occupied  by  Japanese artillery, but so-  far ascertainable it does not coyer a-  large body of troops.  A   two-wheeled cart of  the  Russo-  Ohinesc Bank containing more than  $2,500,000,      which  was  lost during  the  retreat  from Mukden,  has    been  'found, but the cash of the ninth regiment of artillery,   which   was     also  Jost, is undiscovered.  A movement of Chinese bandits led  hy  Japanese officers  through Mongolia, in the direction of Tsitsihar, 300  miles  west of Harbin,  has becn    reported and  pressure is being brought  by  the Japanese in China for an open alliance with Japan.    Vuanshikia,  governor  of  Pechili   province,      and  General Ma, commander of the Chinese  forces  on   the  frontier,  arc  said  to he at the head of this agitation.  General     Linevitch's headquarters  arc   in   General   Kuropatkin's       old  train.       Thc  Chinese continue.       to  bring in stores.  FROM   LINEVITCH.  St.  Petersburg,   April  3.��������� General  Linevitch,   in  a despatch  dated   April  2nd,  says:      "The situation  remains  unchanged.    A Russian patrol during  the night  of  March   27Hi  surrounded  a Japanese   patrol   consist ing   of  si*  ���������dragoons   in   the    illage   of   Baichau-  chentz,  on   the extreme Russian  left.  Five of the Japanese were killed.    A  sergeant was captured."  DOES NOT MENTION' PEACE.  several     others,  are reported to  Service Law   For Fin/  land is Repealed, also Decisions  re Finnish Judges  Warsaw, April ;2:-A serious con- ' ner, and talked freely with them on  flict occurred at 7.30 o'clock to- .various subjects, especially on the  night in, Dzika-street, where a, Jew-j censorship, lie invited them to come  ish socialist society known as the to him in case of any difficulty.  Bund had organized a demonstration, j St. Pertrsberg, April2 ���������Reports  The troops which came to disperse i from many places throughout Russia  the gathering fired into the crowds, j including"'Bereseiff, and Sisran, show  killing   two persons     and wounding [ that    employees of.     warehouses and  shops are'.< again demanding shorter  hours and more wages. There has  b=en a general strike of operatives.  GORKY'S TRIAL.  St. Petersbcrg, April 2���������The trial  of Maxim Gorky on the charge of  drawing up proclamation with the object of overthrowing the existing regime and disturbing public orders, has  been postponed until May 10.  St. Petersbcrg, April 3.���������An Imperial.manifesto published in the Finland Gazette today, directed that in  compliance with the retruest of the  Finnish diet" the military service law  for Finland, issued July 1901 be tern  pbralily repealed, pending i legislative  settlement Of the .question. The Gazette also announces that by Imperial decree of March 29, the temporary,  decisions regarding the dismissal of  Finnish Judges be repealed.  Lodz, April 3���������The would-be assassin of Police Commissioner Szabal-  iocz,. of the second .district, who was  seriously injured Saturday afternoon  by a bomb which was thrown at hiru  in the street, is dead. Never regained consciousness after being cut  down by the policemen who arrested  him. Considerable excitement was  caused at midnight by two Cossacks  who attacked four pedestrians, killing two and wounding the others.  The Governor General has prohibited  the sale of   revolvers.   The gun deal-  Other  disturbances  have occurred. The  streets had been patrollen throughout  the day, the authorities     having an-  ticipatedtrouble.    Conditions here are  causing much uneasiness and nervousness.     Printed     proclamations have  been     found in the streets warning  the public against walking near government buildings  and  other : places,  as bombs would be thrown in tHe'sej  quarters. Several  parents whose children are attending school in defiance  of the school strike have been warned  by the latter to withdraw the children as the building would be blown  up.   Eepresentatiyes of the party of  violence (it is not quite clear whether they are revolutionists or socialists) are visiting private persons and  levying contributions for ammunition,  They produce lists of names; with the  amounts   /to be   collected from, each  and require the" contributor to sign  his name opposite these assessments  which range     from 50 cents to $50.  When  Governor-General  Maximoyitch  arrived here ten days ago to assume  his official duties he ordered that the  Cossack detachment awaiting him at  the station be     dismissed, saying he  did not     want     an escort.   Driving  through the city today, however, the  Governor General's carriage was surrounded     by 20    Cossacks.   The editors of the Polish     newspapers here  were summoned to the castle yesterday. Governor  General Maximo-  ers have becn ordered to close all re-  vitch received each of them separate- -volvers in sealed cases and hand them  ly, greeting   them in a friendly man-  over to the police. fc  STATIONMASTER ROBBED.  Tiflis, April 2���������As the station-master at Kutais was driving to the local treasury, accompanied by an armed escort, he was attacked by four  armed men, who overpowered the escort and robbed the station-master  of $3,000.  THE INTERNAL LOAN.  St. Peteisberg, April 2���������It is announced thai; the internal loan has  been so largely subscribed that applicants will be allowed only forty percent. ������������������''���������'���������  ���������'"������������������--  EXCITED OVER FIRE. ���������  Prince Albert, N.W.T., April 2.���������  Lt. Col. Morris, commanding the R.  N.W.M.P. here, was stricken with  paralysis yesterday and is still unconscious. Hc was excited over a  small  fire at the barracks and was  seized shortly afterwards.  ��������� o   The Smith case, it is stated, will  be laid over tomorrow until Wednesday at the request of the complainant.  ^Provincial Inspector of Mines Dick  was in Ladysmith today in connec-  ROOSEVELT GOES SOUTH, tion with an alleged irregularity in  Washington, D. C, April 3���������With the Extension mines regarding tho  cheers and good wishing resounding, employment of a mine foreman being  at the Pennsylvania depot, the Prcs- without a proper certificate. The  ident at 9.05 a. m., today, on a spe-. facts of the case arc to be heard bc-  cial train, started on a trip through j fore Magistrate Thomson on Wednes-  the south. /day.         .   RUSSIAN PRESS DISCUSSES  KAISER'S SPEECH  i  St. Petersburg, April 3.���������Emperor  William's speech at Tangier and  pro  spec live developments there have tak  en up the attention of Russian newspapers     here.    Her treaty relations  with France^and the friendly attitudo  of      Germany during  the war place  Russia in an awkward position. Nevertheless,   the difficulties  of   loafing  further ;oans     in France and the ab-  ssn'ce of assistance on  whhh unofficial  Russia,     at     least,    had vaguclu  counted,  incline The scales  somewhat  in     favor    of the     western niUhbor  St. Petersburg, April 3.���������General  Batkanoff, the recently appointed whose benevolent neutrality and iron  commander of the third Manchurian tier pledge enabled Russia t.i :e  army,   lunched   with  Emperor  Nicho-'in the field a Manchurian y      so  las  today and "discussed   with      His   | well supplied with artillery. Decided  Majesty  the  miliiary   situation      in    pleasure  is  also  expressed  at       the  the Far East.   He says the Emperor   rocks encountered by the new Anglo-  did     -not mention  the question     or  peace.  FIGHTING.  Tokio,  April 2.���������The following official advices  have been received  fro.m  Army  headquarters in Manchuria:  "Our scouts advanced toward Hai- /  ( Continued on Page Four.)  French Entente. The Russ terms  the visit of the German Emperor to  Tangier as a demonstration against  the Entente, and points out that the  refusal of Emperor William to recognize French pretensions must deeply impress the Moroccoians to the disadvantage of both France and Great  Britain.   "Expectedly,"   the       Russ  says,  "a grouping of  powers  in West  Europe     has begun and perhaps wo  are on theicvc of great developments  in  international events."  Tiie     Vovosti sees in the. German  Emperor's supposed pleasure trip to  Jerusalem,   Constantinople  and  Tangier,  a fixed  plan   to  uphold  Turkey  in Morocco and create a "Mussulman  peril" which is Germany'.s answer to  Great Britain's "Yellow Peril." The  paper expresses  the- belief  that      it  will result in a strengthening of    the  bond    between  Great Britain       and  France,   the  embittcrmcht  of       the  feeling between France and Germany  and    increased     araments, but that,  there is no possibility of war,  since  Berlin fully comprehends the madness  of a conflict with Great Britain   and  France allied.    In the discussion   of  peace, several'papc-rs refer fo the AsV  sociated      Press     despatches,   which  have been  retelegraphed from     New  iYork,   lyim-  special  stress   on      the  statement th.;! Ihe negotiations were  originated by I'ussia,-but avoid any  extensive editoruJ comment. ':M<'-:.'-'''rV.  THE LADYSMITH IE06ER  TU1C-.IS) 01- '1UE '1 URN ADO.  : A tvpual toraauo acts as> follows,  'it* is "a luiiuel-sh.ii-ed tube a 'iaU  published every day except Sunday. mi)c hl&hf UiLOj led in uiaraclci at  BY    THE    LADYSMITH      DAILY   the tup,  LOU iu-1   m diameter at the  l.ottoiu  LEDGER COMPANY.   .  ���������   and French Street.  Oflice corner of First Avenue  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  ������0 cents  a month;    $5  per  year  advance.    Advertising rates on ap  plication.  in  uhu h  decision, bul   in  ATHLETIC SPORTS.  IT is quite the rule m most cities  [or stiong parti/ans to think thai ii  the home team is ���������defeated Iheu* i-  un'.au treatment giM-n Uu'iu It is  often tlvo case     that this feelinu oh  . tains .. where it    should not,  I'm   - m  side must     lose in all    games  are ��������� fought out to'a  Iho recent football     games in  Lnd\  .smith    and    again  in     \ ictona  las.  Satin day  it     scorns \ery u\ idi-ul   lo  those who watched     the games  that,  the Clarrison     team     was placed  lo  . V'in, and that the victory ��������� last ��������� Saturday in Victoria at any rate way  no credit to. the gentleman who  Ladysmith docs not want goals it,  does r.ol make, but .want some show  for winning on its .merits, ��������� and in  Victoria- last Saturday it had no  clmnce for it sjems they wore up  against a sure, thing game. if you  doni need goals you can have thenv.  if you do you can't. It is a most re.-'  mark-i-blc decision for an umpire to  make, and it is no' wonder that the  home team, feels that-theywere "up  againstit" for of the many. ren.ar:.a-;  hie decisions made by football refer-  tes the Victoria decision was the  straugest. ��������� If the Garrison team  have confidence enough in their a.inii-  . Ly to win on merit they will hud'a,  way of - accepting lhc challenge the  Ladysmith; team are isuujng,' and  they will accept promptly and si-ear-  ly. This remains to he seen: t n-  less the Garrison men can put  up ;i better ; article'of football Ll.an  they have for the past two Saturday.  afternoons,-, they cannot win. There  is such a tiling as a fair rererec,'  And such a man will be looked for the  next Lime, -that the Ladysmith football team meets the Garrisons of  Victoria.  lt ^travels    with a forward motion,  co\ ciuig      lift ecu  to    sixty   mile-,  an  hour    The   outer edge of the Lop revokes at the    rate of seven milts an  hour,  the rim near the bottom ol the  1 \crlc\  at  200  miles  an  hour,   lathe  'Ionni'I  tube   is thus produced  tumien-  , dous ci'iilritugal  foicc, a pattial *>ae-  i num. cuiaiiig     objects  m  its  path  to  explode and pi educing a low temperature  Tins- cold neneiatc.*? the sheath oi  N.i)H)i lliat nial.es the tunnel Nisiblc  in lhc foi in ol a cloud and causes a  condensation, producing elctUic dis-  clnuges just as in tliundcisloims on  a huge -,cale The tornado's duru-  lion may \ary irom a feNV minutes  to -,C'Ncial hull is Tho wind's great  wloLilj jjrostiatis on cry object m  is path Its ei'iLLl is not only to  hint obicvls before il and to produce  an explosiie aciion in its Nacuuni,  bill also to lift bodies in a vcitical  d rection.  A velocity as high as 000 miles an  hour in the lower tube has been ic-  poitcd. Aiea.viiements -of some ie-  ccnt tornados have been computed' by  niLl-.'oi'ologisls. 'I'hc great. walet-  spoutof August 1!),' 1811(1, in Vineyard so'.'nd, seven and a half miles  northeast oF Cottage City, Jlass.,  had a tul.c extending from the cloud  Lo the surface ,of the sea, a distance  of 1,200 feet, wis 3,100 l>et in diameter at tbe lop, 70 feet, at the nar-  iowcsl port (1,500 feet ahove the  sea) and 250 feet at scailevcl. IL revolved at the rate ol fourteen niilrs  an hour at the top, and 3HO miles mi  ho-'r at the bottom,  Are You  Going East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the  NOTICE.  I  U.iderNew Management  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B.C.  McKronell & Woodbank.  Proprie-ors.  modern  and      Ftiictly   First Class.  Oommerciiil Mens'  bead quarters.  Fire Proof    Building.  The only line now making UNION  DEPOT connections at ST. 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Ladysmith,  B.C  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block fiom V.P.R. Depot nnd  steamboat wharves. -Newly reno*-. .it-  ed and re-mod*lled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner Qranville and 1-Iastii.gs  streets   Telephone, 1���������4.  Mtri fi  conroRT  Esquimalt  & Nansimo Railway  Time Table  )i$i  ���������o-  ������������������ Plans,  Specifications and   IV  ���������* tails     furnished for all kinds  ������������������ of work in the CARPENTER  *��������� Line  ������������������ C.   B.   ROBELEE,   Carpenter  ������������������ and Joiner,      2nd ave, Lady-  *��������� smith.  B.   C.  Via the peoples' favorite.  Northbound  Leave  Victoria    SKawni'.-an Lake  Duncans    '  Ladvsmith      .NanaiHio .   ......  Ar.- Wellington  TAKING   EFFECT   WEDNESDAY,  UCT.  5T1L  Overlands'  Daily  2  The City Market  R. Williainsoii, Prop.,  1st Ave,     Ladysmitli  The Ladysmith  Opera House  Can he secured foT Theatrical purposes, Dancing Parties, or Entertainments generally.  D  NICHOLSON, Prop  The Kings Hotel is the only place  in   Ladysmith     that  has  on   draught  Passetiy-cis can leave Victoria daily  at S p. m. or 11 p. m..  TICKETS SOLD TO ALL POINTS  Shortest     route to    Ferine,,B. C,  and  ALL   KOOTKNAY POINTS.  i.  Foi  rates,      folders,     sleeping car  icservaliohs and nil  information-call  on or address -    ,  S. G.'YERKES K.'J. BURNS  G.W.P.A.,. 75 Government -t  Seattle, Wash. Victoria, B.C.  Southbound Northbound Sat. Sun. Southb'd  '.Dj^UyAriiNe    Lea^e     and  Wed. Arrive-  A.M?   P. M:r - P. M.     P. M.       0:0012:0G   Victana       3:00     7:90   - ..   10:20 lO.-lti Suawaigan Lake ...."4.20 '5:40     11:0010:02 Duncan ...' '..    3:00 *5:08      ..   11:57   9:10  Ladysmith  "5:52    i.00^      ...   12:40   8:20 Nanaimo     6.42    3:15",   .' ..  12:53Lv 3:00- Ar Wellington .. G 55 de 3.04  I THROUGH TICK ETS  TO .OROFTON.  . Via Westhoim. Stage leaves daily except Sundays, connecting v.ilh North  ' and South bound trains.  Double sta ������e service Wednesdays l*,nd Saturdays  connecting  with  morning  and  afternoon trains.  -Fare fiom Victoria, Single $2.40.    Return, $3.fi0. . , .  THROUGH TICKETF. VICTORIA TO ALBERNI.  Stage leaves Nanaimo Tuesdays   and Fridays on arrival of train from  -Victeria.    Fare  from  Victoria,   sing le $5.20(   .Return $8.65.  Excursion rates in effect to all p oints, good going Saturday and Sunday,  returning riot' later than Mondday.  ' .     "-' ���������",<��������� *.,GE6. L. COURTENAY.  Traffic iNlanagcr.  E5QUIHALT & NANAIHO  RAILWAY CO.  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.     j  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, UOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  is  I  I  1  i '���������  f CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  J   :' "    6������nsral Manager.  THOS. KIDDIE.    - |  Smeller Manager. ?  John Lahatt's  India Pale  Ale.  around and sample it.  Call  FOUND ANCIENT TOMBS.  The discoveries-, jn Egypt of Mr.  Davies; tlie American Egyptok>gi.->l,  of a royal tomb containing treasures"  are regarded as a whole as surpa*-..s-  sing any yet made in that- country,  .says a London dispatch to the Sun.  The account narrates the discovery  ��������� of-steps between the tombs of Ram-,  cscs IV and Rameses XII. At j.he  loot of thc steps is a door cut out oi  rock and blocked with- stones. .Air.  Dawes on entering! round another  flight of twenty steps cut out oi,  ���������rock, at the end. of which was a second door of blocked stones .  The sepulcral chamber    a^out  thirty feet long,      fifteen     feet wide and  .eight "feet high, on .ihe left of, the-en-  l.r.unce,  there     Were found two great  woollen sarcopnigi.     painted  in  blacl-.  and gold.   Within  were the nuiiumics  inside-.   0\er     u gilded mask belonging to one of    the mummies a veil oi  J.lack muslin  was drawn.   This  is the  Jirst time that anything of this kind  has been found in  Egypt.  'Die inscriptions show that it wtis  lhc' tjurial place of Yua and Thu-a,  'tlie parents of thc famous (>ueen  Tcie, the wife of Amenhotap 111., ol  Uie eighteenth dynasty. Beyond Uic  to Hi its tlie ground was covered with  large sealed jars of oil ami wine, niul  shell-like boxes of wood, each ol  which contained a piece of cook-ed  .beef wraiipcd  in  black muslin.  ���������'J'l.e other objects found wers four  ca.nopic jars of alabaster in whLh  the entails of the deceased were placed. 'Ihcsi* cannot be matched in  and workmanship, and  ������.f Egyptian art.  is a     second     set  of  TICKET   OFFICE  and  Yates  St3.-,  3  Cor.   Government  Victoria, B. C*  Trains  Transcontinental  Trains   Daily  One of which is tlip famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman apd Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets, issued to all paints East and  South, also Pullman tickets issued,  and  berths reserved.  Only direct route to Yellowstone  Park. Cheap it.fees from all ppints  Eas'fci froln Marcii Is-t to -]\Sa.'y KSfch.  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  am or jhonc No. '150.  A.  IV  CARLTON, C. E. LAMG-  A.G.P.A.,  N.P., General Agent  Portland,  Ore. Victoria, B.C  i j r i n  Company  MCRCHANT TAILORS  Charles Dvim, of the ahovei firm, v isijs Ladysmith every Sunday for the  purpose of taking measurements and seeing customers personally. May  be seen at the Hotels.    We guars.!)ue ;;i|  slock and a perfect fit at   the  lowest possible  ratos.      Hand   made    -.nils fiom  $15.00  up.  ,    49   Store  Street,  Corner  Gornior ant street, VICTORIA, B. C.  ���������   ~  HAY, 0AT3, M1LL_ FEEDS  SHIPMENTS DIRECT FROM VICTORIA,     VANCOUVER    OR     THE  FRASER  RIVER. WRITE US FOR QUOTATIONS.  Brackman-Ker   Milling Co., Ltd  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. G.  i,:; Si AL EXPEESS AND  DELIVERY  WORK PROMPTLY D(  Leave orders at thr. Abbots ford.  OtOROE YUEN  Merchant  Tailor  All kinds of clothing cleaned and  ��������� epaired.  wi ��������� ''' 1 lU'ifi-'  BOOTS AND SHOES "AT "RIGHT  PRICES. "     '  Repairing  and making to order   a  speciality.  TrtO HAS MCE WAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  r~��������� rrTivf  PATENTS  DESIGNS  TRADE-MARKS  AND COPYRIGHTS  OBTAINED  j ADVICE AS TO PATENTftBii:'TY  ��������� Notice in "Iiiventivo Ago,"  ��������� Book "How to obtain Patents"   ' Charges moderate. No'fee till patent is secured.  '       Letters strictly confidential.   Address,    '  E. G. SIG&ERS, Patent Lawyer, Washington, D.C.  L   /IM A iT Vi l/KEkY  \ HOP LEE &.CO.  ON TIIE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED AN������ FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER L������AF  Confectionary of all kinds.  Orden takes for Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.  -   OBTAINED  FREI  m  X  ���������  X  X  X  ���������^.^^~���������~������������������l 1. - .    ���������   LIVERY, BOARD!NG AND        |  SALES STABLES f  EXPRESS WORK  A SPECIALTY. ���������  DAV I L> JOHNSON       1  LADYSMITH ���������  x  ' Best accommodation  for  transient  and permanent boarders and lodgers.  G R A N L>   Jl o r ii 1.  This new Motel has been comfortably fuViiishcd and the bar is up-to-  date. Rates $1.������0 a day and upwards.  WM.  BEVERTDCiH, Prop.  Esplanade :���������: :���������: 'r-' '������������������'��������� Ladysmith  X PHONE 66  ��������� o  %xmX*X������X  WM.  MUNS1E,  President  ,j. )\<,   COBUUN, Man.   Director  TelephoiHj4(5.  The   Ladysmith   Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS   AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH-Shingles  a Specialty.  ,'"* ������������������vltniutactuier-j     of���������  Rouih and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned  and   Kiln Dried   Flooring     and  Finishing    Lumber  in   Stock.  - Raw**1   ������w;������������*KJ !~wsa Jf*.^ii' ������������������ ���������  M^^^^m7'-  EUROPE HOTEL  J. GIACHERO, Prop!  Newly    furnisned,    everything   tbe  bes^, finely stpeked bar.      Transient  rate, $1.00 per day.    Monthly   rate,  $23.60.  First Avenue . .. Ladysmith, D.C.  REDUCTION IH PRICES AT  J.  J.   Ti SOMAS'   Si ORE  ON HIGH  STREET.  Everybody  in Ladysmith  knows wt  carry a first class line of goods.  *_*   We must reduce our stock  ���������������������������  ���������_*     of.Men's and Boy's cloth ,*������������������  ���������_��������� , ing at     orice.   - Sanlord's  *������������������  *���������*   clothing is well known.- We  ���������_* -will give 25-    per cent eK.  ������������������*   on regular rates unti,  fur-  *���������*' thcr notice   ..  CALL AND SEE US.  We carry STRAUSS' OVERALLS  hand made,-, guaranteed, and the celebrated BIO HORN OVERALL on  sale.  AT  THOMAS'     STORE.  THEJ0NES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Gooff Table, Good Bed and Good Bat  -   (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  Dr- W, J. Qiiinlan  DENTIST  Slevine Bi-x-i-, Lidyemilh, B. C.  Dentistry h. ail i!e !:):.lu���������he^���������, every new  appHaii -e.  Mai  *   fi  it  MarK  The World!  ,RATES $2.oe PER DAY  S AMPIJJ ROOMS'  BARiSUl'l'LIRB WITH   BES  WINES, LIQUORS. CIGARS  Ladysmith   Temple No.  5 Rathhonp  ���������listers  meets   in  the Oddfellow's hall  ���������l\v\  and  -Ith  Tuesday  ar  7.30  p.  tn.  Mrs.   Kate Tate, secretary.    ���������  WANTED���������House to rent. One situated near Ledger oflice preferred.  Apply   "K"  Ledger office. 2t  THE  OF  E  size,   finciiis  the  Lest. .*.'���������:  I'liilcri!    <  heir's  oi  .It is  mo -' -  llOM.'-!.     5  fhc >{���������������������������������������������  Tel-; I An  as   |.;.*!i1if"  .i,-,ter c-.-)at-*d wil,  ,:-. le how the cl i i  ;s  and      sandals  1 >"���������  nl in lhc wn-'is  run laid, ts thai: '���������;  ;1S   dust."   Th.-!'.'   ���������  ;���������   out  ;:!'   IhC  ! was  . uOtll-  iHcant  in"-    however      mem   or   .r.s'  ,1,H. is not plalrd     with ihe t.<dd of  Iho <lrscrt inincs.  a "snap���������  <"���������"������ Ktf"**1 Pian0 1)7  a first-class   ���������<.:������������������������������������������   In  p rf   i  order  For   $100.00.    a    Mason  and  Hamhn  Organ for $125.00.       ^ OWK,  Piano  Tuner Abbotsford  Hote.  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOMS   ,  i  i  The   ESPLANADE    between  the  Grand and Abbottsford, j  WlLUAit PowivRS, Prop.       ]  PAINTING,    PAPER    HANGING  ETC.  Work done properly and at right  prices. Shop and residence in rear  ot  Ladysmith Hotel.  J.   E.   SMTTII.  Prop.  Solicitor,   Etc.  WITH  WHICH  IS AMALGAMATED  The Bank of British Columbia  HKAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Capital Paid up     $8,700,000  Rest     3,500,000  Aggregate  resources   exceeding   .'  91,000,000  Hon. Geo. A. Cox, President B.  E.  Walker,   General Manager.  liondon Office. 60 Lomdard St ������. C-  The hank has  li:J ^ranches      well distributed  throughout  the Dominion!  and elsewhere, including the folio ving in British Columbia and the Yukon  Territory. ���������'������������������*  ATl/iN GREENWOOD       NANAIMO VANCOUVER  FERNIE. "     East End  CRAN'BROOK KAMLOOPS NELSON VICTORIA  DAWSON LADYSMITH N.  WESTMINSTER  WHITE HORSE.  Every description  of hanking business transacted.   Letters of credit  issued  on  any   part of thc  world ~  Don't be satisfied to-work_  along in the same old way'  for low wages. . 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Sufficient of them are .developed and improved to insure a.  long lease of life to the mires and  their extensions are now being operated. ��������� For instance, the Extension  Mines, 11 miles from Ladysmith,  from which the highest grade coal  for domestic purposes on the Pacific  coast is shipped, is known by borings  and general prospecting to extend  near to the city of Lad) smith. As  representing this industry it might .���������  be mentioned that the coal shipped  from the Island, to date, amounts to  19,940,587 tons, with a valine of %W,-  203,28S������ and 149,556; tons cf.<o'.;e,  with a value of $917,780, atota-.of  $01,151,065.    ' I   ;  facilities, " but" not "until these are tory���������Placer mining' claims generally  provided1 can they ship out 'ore for are 100 ft. square, entry fec$5, re-  treatment. Another mineral bee- >ewable yearly. On the North Saskat  tion is at, the Campbell river upon  what is known aa the reserve of the  HISS HABOABET U. UASBA.  assistant secretary of state.' Though  still In her twenties, she lias occupied  this position,ever since 1896. Her salary is $#,800 a year. Miss Hanna is  pretty, with blond hair and graceful  manners. Ann Arbor, Mich., claims  ber as her birthplace. She is an excellent linguist, understanding both  French and Spanish, and when the arbitration party went from this country  to The Hague a couple of years ago to  settle the question of the disposition  ���������f tbe pious fund s^e went along as  translator of Spanish, doing incidentally some stenographic reporting. On a  more recent occasion Miss Hanna did  the same kind of work in connection  with the Venezuelan claims commission.  Timber,  (b.) The value of the immense .timber resources     of Vancouver Island,  with its high class Douglass fir, ce  dar etc., Jias already been realized by  the great lumber companies. The Vic^  loria Lumber Company, of, Chomain-,  is,  has among its iiiembeis shrewdi  Wisconsin and Michigan lumber kings'  who  have     secured,- and now- hold;  hundreds of millions of feet of splendid  timber and - arc continually     increasing  tli3ir holdings.   Their     ex-i  port trade now running from. 30,000,-;  000 to 50,000,000    of feet per yearj  .will no 4oubt be largely increased by.  t'.*e l.rginning of-work on the Panama  (anal, for the demand", which will be  supplied largely from this section for  j timber io use on the groat work, will  amount to hundreds of millions     of-  I feet. , Other    companies, Shawnigan  Lake,  Haslam and other companies '���������  are turning out large  quantities    of  lumber and shingles. -        r  -  , Harbors and Waterways.     '  - (c.) Harbors and waterways" in  connection with Vancou\er Island is  a subject understood much better by  men who "go down to sea" ' than  landsmen. But opposite to the mainland and direct across from Vancouver, Oyster Harbor or Ladysmith  Bay, has Jong been known as a safe  and commodious harbor. It is one  where large wharves are. already established in - connection with thc coal  export trade and with the freight"  business, as the point, of transfer by'  E. & M. grant. The total value of  the mineral product, to date for Vancouver island and vicinity is given  by the Provincial Mineralogist, Air.  VV. P. Robertson, as 275,322 tons of  a value of $4,378,370.  Pottery Clay.  ��������� The clay found in the Extension  Mines is regularly shipped to \ ic-  toria;to,���������the, pottery works for the  manufacture of sewer pipes and pottery1 of various kinds.  Stone and Lime.  "Magnificent building stone is found  at various points. The quarry at  Duncan, lying contiguous to the E.  & N. 'railroad, furnishes - high -class  building stone that should be in. demand where hea������y stone work is required, ;while lime quarries also exist on the line of the railroad. Good |  brick clay is found- in Nauoose harbor above Nanaimo, and ��������� limestone  on-the line of the railroad, near or  at Esquimalt Harbor. *  ���������o���������  Water Power.  Of water power, some very large  and permanent ' streams are found  with, natural falls, some again can  without great expense be developed.  It seems safe to assume that great  water power can be secured, comparatively cheap, at various points  on Vancouver Island., Particularly is  this the case in the northern part  of the Island.  the C.P.R.  Wkra To* HaT* * Cold.  There are' apt to be symptoms of  "weeplness" with a cold. The lids are  red and sometimes swollen. Particularly is this so if tbe eyes are lnc-liued  to be at all weak. Under these conditions don't use them- more than is necessary and bathe with a mixture of  two ounces of camphor water and two  grains of borax   Forcible-use an eye       cup. Half fill it with the wash, adding .1 foun(i -along  a little hot water to take off the chill.  Fit the cup ove* the eye, throw, the  head back, opening the eye wide, -letting the liquid bathe, every portion of  tbe eyeball. This will reduce any irritation, also remove any inflammation.  Aching limbs and joints are more than  often an accompaniment of a cold. A  good general rubbing with.alcohol or  spirits of camphor will take away the  stiffness. The fever accompanying a  cold affects the hair as well*as tbe  body, so that daily massage will be  necessary. This will prevent the hair  falling and also aid In keeping .up the  general circulation.  for the Island freight. In  connection with  this matter  it     is  worthy of, remark' that for the last  three years the transfer barge     has  made its daily trip, and has rarely, is  ever, been delayed on account of bad1  j weuther  or - unfavorable - conditions,  and has' never met with' an accident.  | Nanaimo     Harbor,    Departure Bay,  Chamainus and other safe harbors are  the coast.   Near     the ���������  Pleasant Bfoaitlnea.  Many people must have been struck  by the utter absence of Interesting conversation that is bo marked a feature  of modern mealtimes. In the olden  days Till the wit and brightness of the  time seemed to focus about the breakfast and dinner tables, and nearly all  the celebrated stories of wit and repartee that have come down in history  have been originated during mealtime.  Nowadays people speak of their worries and troubles at the table, look up  train time and read papers during  breakfast, and if there is anything disagreeable to tell they prefer mealtime  for such remarks. It has been suggested that children should be trained to  ���������peak well and cheerfully during  meals, Just as they are trained to eat  properly. Each habit will cling and  make them much sought after in society. Worry is bad on tbe digestion,  and so is the fashion of bolting the  food. Both are hard on your neighbor  and ruinous to one's digestion and intellect  An uncle who has just lost his. only  nephew is in despair and cries continually: ''What kills me is the knowledge that no one now. will be sorry  when I die. It's horrible, horrible, to  think of!"  iraaa-htr WHlte, (,  Dorothy ��������� Mamma, Willie Primly  keeps staring at me air the time In  church. Mother���������Where does he sit?  Dorothy���������Eight behind me, mamma.- -  CbioRjnt News*  RESOURCE OF VAN  COITVEK ISLAND  Vancouver     Island  offers  as  good  chances, to the farmer, prospector or  investor as does any part of British  Columbia.    It is not easy to find a  section,    of country that is exactly  right in all respects.  It is, perhaps,  impossible to find such a country, but  for     a fair chance to make a home  with  comfortable surroundings     the  section of country along'the line of  the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway  is well worth considering.   A few of  the  most  prominent  ������f  <lie  island's  productions  and     natural resources  only are mentioned in this article.  Coa} Deposits  (a.)   First among the natural    re-  Bourees are tho great coal measures  north end of the island safe harbors  are-found that may yet be used as  last ports of call for steamers leaving Victoria for the Orient, fast  trains - .connecting from Ladysmith  landing, or conveying to, passengers  and  mails'.  Fisheries.  The, waters of Vancouver Island  teem with fish. Hsrring in vast quantities visit our shores. A profitable  .trade in fisheries which includes, off  our more nocthern shores, haiibat and  other deep sea fish, is being built up  and is capable of much greater development.  Mining.  In connection with the mineral developments of the Island, it must be  understood that only during the past  five years has any attempt at metal  mining becn made on a large scale. ���������  On the west coast of- the Island, beginning at East Sook, mineral has  been found and small . shipments  .made from San Juan, "Port Renfrew,  Alberni, Uchueklesit, Clayoquoit;  Kennedy Lake, Taferno Inlet, (Deer  Creek), Bedwccl Sound, (Bear Riv-,  er), Trout River, Clayoquoit- Sound,'  Sidney Inlet, Ahousett, Ahatlasett,  Nootka, Kyuquot and Quatsino,'  while in the middle of the Island at  Central lake a large deposit of mineral has recently been discovered.  The schist beds lying to the south  of the coal measures and commonly  known as the Mt. Sicker schist belt,  ex.tends from Mt. Sicker up to the  Nanaimo Lakes which has been opened and worked at seven points, a  distance of 40 miles: Namely, Mt.  Sicker, Mt. Brcnton, Chemainus, Ma-  juba, Rhinehardt, Nanaimo Lakes,  and Englishman^ River. Owing to  the fact that the land is heavily  timbered, prospecting is necessarily  slow and - expensive, great importance must bc attached to thc cutting of trails inland from the railroad. As the result of such a trail,  three years ago, from Ladysmith 6  miles out, several mineral locations  have been made in that vicinity, including the Majuba, and extending  west to "the Rhinehardt and Nanai-  Lakes property. It would appear  to be of the first importance to cut  trails in order to open up the country to" the prospector. ' The opening  up of this mineral belt and the development of the mineral claims will  follow the construction of a branch  road, and the route from Mt. Sicker  and Mt. Brenton up thc Chemainus  valley appears the most feasible as  it would follow along the line of the  claims mentioned to the Nanaimo  Lakes,  on  to and  including  Alberni.  It is stated that the Nanaimo  Lakes properties have large showings of ore and would undoubtedly  make producing comes with railroad  Agricultural Wealth.  Agricultural development on Vancouver - Island must be very great  in the immediate future. Tracts of  land will each year be cleared and  put into crops if railway facilities  are given to certain sections that  now find valuable farm lauds too far  from markets. Included in farming  stock raising is becoming a marked  feature in Island development. High,  grades of cattle are being raised  from inported stock, and the butter  and'cheese of Vancouver Island is  now well known for its high grade-  Hunting and Fishing.  The big game of Vancouver Island  has not been hunted extensively and  is abundant in certain sections. Deer  and other four-footed game is found  in all parts of the Island. Ducks,  geese, pheasants, grouse and quail  are to be found in season in numbers that gladden tlie heart of the  hunter. .With thc development that  will result from the extension of  the. lines of the E. & N. Railway,  North "Vancouver-Island will increase  its wealth many fold. Mines will be  opened and other natural sources of  wealth t now valueless, will, with  transportation, soon prove " to the  world that as a whole there is no  other part of the rich Province of  British Columbia that can equal  Vancouver .Island.  SYNOPSIS     OF    REGULATIONS  FOR DISPOSAL OF 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   year to the value of at least $200.  for anthracite.    Not more than 320       A certificate that work has      been  acres can be acquired by one Individ- [done must becfttajned each year;     if  ual or company. Royalty at the" rate not,p the claim VIa';! be deemed to   be  of ten cents    per "ton of 2,000 pounds  '���������hewan River claims are either bar  or bench, the former being 100 feet  long and extending between high and  low water marie, 'l'he 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 thc 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  the discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged bed     or bars of the river  b( low  low water mark, and subject  to the rights of all persons who have,  oi who may receive, entries for bar.  dis-gif-g^ o:   bench claims, except on  the Sas at hewan _River,   where  the  lessee may dregdc 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 rivet-  below low water mark, that boundary to be fixed "by its position on the  lstday of August in the year of the  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from thc  date of the lease, and one dredge foi  each five miles within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile for  first 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  claims shall not exceed 250 feet in  leogth, 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 bc  250 feet square.  Claims are marked by_ two legal  posts, one at each end, bearing notices. Entry must be obtained within ten miles of mining Recorder's office. One extra day allowed for tach j  additional ten miles or fraction.  The person or company staking a  claim must hald a free miner's ossificate.  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, $19.   Royalty at lhe 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 sh-M 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,     and  free miners may work their claims in  partnership by filing notice and paying a fee of $2.00     A claim may    be  abandoned and another obtained     on  the same creek, gulch or river by giving notice and paying a fee.  Work  must  be done on a claim each  9  abandoned,  and    open  to occupation  and entry by a free miner.  The boundaries of a claim may   be  defined absolutely by having a sun ��������� y  made  and publishing notices  in    the  Yukon official  Gazette.  Petroleum���������All unappropriated Dominion lauds 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 exceei  thrse times the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  in paying quantities, and satisfactorily establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding 640 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 hy order-in-coiin-  cil.  JAS.   A.  SMART.  Deputy  Minister of tho  Interior.  Department of the Interior,  Any  Kind  of  Job  Printing  Done Promptly and  WELL  At  TIIE  LEDGER  Office  On 1st  Avenue  PITHER '& LEISER  Importers and wholesale dealers In WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS,  ETC.     Large stock always���������All    the leading brands.    We supply the  principal   hotels and Saloons in  Ladysmith.  ORDERS SOLICITED.  PITHER & LEISER, VICTORIA, B. C  &^ft������c*>^**^*������64*������>**>*6^^������s>Mf>*^*******>*>������>*  Union  Brewing  NANAIMO,  B. C.  ilanufacturers of the.  British Columbia  Lager Beer "and. Porter Guaranteed Brewed  from the|Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  The Union Brewing Company will pay $i0 reward for information  which will lead to'the arreet and������conviction any person or persona  destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or failing to return the same.  All Work  i isvii'jle  Done at  Ra tes  shall be collected on  the gioss   out  put.  Quartz���������Persons  of  eighteen years  and over and joint stock companies  ���������  holding free miners' certificates may j  obtain entry  for a mining location.  A free n.v^������i 'b certificate is granted ��������� -������  X������X  X  *X4)X*X*X'X4)X4>X*>X������X-X-X4>X4>X-X������X������X'X������X������X4>X4>  X  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  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  same with two legal posts, bearing  location notices, one at each end on  the' line of the. lode 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 hy the  Minister : of   . the Interior  to  locate  claims containing iron and mica, also  copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  area not exceeding 160 across.  The patent fpr a mining location  shall provide for the payment of a  Royalty of 2_ per cent, of thc sales  of the products of the location.  Placer     Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Terri-  I Delivered in Any Part of th City  EvcryAftcrnoon  x  X  X  ���������  X  m  X  m  X  ���������  X  X  ���������  t  x  X  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made!to order [and Repaired at short notice.     Drill Sharpened ' y  a  alwaysgivee satisfaction.    Picks handled and repaired.  Shipsmitriing in all its  Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -    -   -   - Ladyamith, b   C  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE BEST MEATS  IN THE MARKETS.  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF THB  ROCKIES. YOU WILL GET THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  PANNELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK,  GATACRE  STREET,)  LADYSrilTH, B Q  ������������������<  \x  LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO.  x  PIANOS, ORGANS A NTD HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  MOVED  Stables lu rear of ladysmith Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abbottsford.  WILLIAMS   AND   WASKETT  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� *rX4>+  ~i  The Daily Ledger!  50  Cents  _pet-   Month  m^m^mX4)X������X������X9X������X������X������X������X������X4iXm^m^m^������XtiX4)X������Xm^'  X  ���������  X  m  X  ���������  *  LARD  H. W. SAUSAGE  (THE ONLY  KIND)  BLACK PUDDING  H.&W.  FIRST AVENUE.    BUTCHERS  High Grade  The satisfaction of dealing with a]  high grade firm of established repu-J  tation, whose name stands for iome-|  thing definite and substantial is a]  most important consideration -wheal  purchasing. FURNITURE, CARP-!  PETS, CURTAINS, ART GOODS.I  SILVERWARE, CHINA, CUTLER-J  RY, GLASSWA, etc.  Large illustrated catalog        ue and price list free for asking.  VICTORIA, B.C.  SP-K*  A. LADYSMITH       DAILY    LKDOER  LOCAL  FOR SALE.  One cosey-corner,  one diess-makeis  cutting table, and sign.  Miss Olson, White Street.  "    lur.F. Teague     returned- from Nal  nainio on the morning traiii.  ������������������Mr.'..!, renkcth     came down on the  nine o'clock train from Nanaimo.''  _i!^_y^_*^_*4.' .  '.1  SPORTS  Mr. Russell   Simpson came hack on  lhe  inorninj*, train  from- Nanaimo.  Mr. George     Uiiitliolnie was in  city  this morning;.  lie  _*^ yi���������-.'���������-  7T\   7S\    '���������������������������  /'IN      /*\  visiiod  Kirin and explored that place  and      finally  returned  to  tlie  army  north of Kayuan.  ISTHMIAN   CANAL   COMMISSION.  Rev.   Father  Vi-rekc  was  a'.passenger (o Nanaimo at noon i today.,  Miss Teague returned  on yesterday  afternoon's  train  from  Nanaimo.  Miss Ramsay    came hack from Nanaimo yesterday, afternoon'.-  Dr. R..    P.. Dier     was in Nari-ilrn'o  ��������� yes tor-lay.   TTc(    ���������rctiirnod     .to , t.aily-  . smith this morning- ...���������.   11)  i Mr.  and     Mrs.     J.  Adam, ������������������who',  snent hist     ovenine    in'-Nanaimo re  inrned to Ladysmith on the morhin"-  train todav.  FOOTBALL.  Thc next match in the Nanaimo  league toi the B. C. Cup championship cap between Lad)smith and Na-  nainio takes place at-, tlie latter town  on. Lhe SJ tli inst. ���������. . '.- - ���������  '.''������������������   ' ���������   ��������� ��������� ~������~   '-  CHALLENGE;  To    tl.e Captain     of the Garrison  Football Team, ..Victoria-, B   0,  ���������:Sir:-   In. view ot   decisions, given  in  \'ict'oria whereby     we-believe we" did  not receive that' courtooiu.s  treatment  and fair rulings which, all true sportsmen 'have a   right to expect, and believing ���������that in a fair field and no favors we can   ���������' play the:'Garrisonfoot-  ball team to a     standstill, in 'behalf,  of the Ladysmith   . 'football team  we  hereby challenge,     the Garrisons to, a  match,    to 1)3     played within'thirty  days  on  neutral, grounds,' the .referee  he  agreed: upon,  for  medals  to  value of from $100 to    $2107,  ANDY HAILSTONE,  Captain,  ��������� JAMES; ADAM, Secretary.  to  cas  Messrs.   Williams  and   Hawthorn n*  wnitc, M.  "P.   P.'s  passed   t.hroujrh  ���������-*.������������������  the morning  ���������Nannimo.  (rain t0 Victorin  fr  Anril magazines     now  Knight's Book Store.  on sale'-.0"  CIIIN'AMAN   HURT.  ���������o���������  ,   A chinaman     was  ratliei*. badly ii:  jured on the    track near the railuas  station    this morning.   'The man, a.  ter attending to the switch on the i-\  per  track had  mounted  the,cow-cat*.!  er of the eng;ne, No. 13.   In startin,  the locomotive     gave a jerk,  thro-,  in?: the   'Chinaman on the track, (' i  cowcatcher    passing over his leg ai'  <:rushing     it on  tlie'rail.   Fortunat-  ly the engine was moving slowly ������������������������������������  the screams of,.,' the. man were hear'  atonce by  U>e     driver,   who  stop] e '  the locomotive before injuries,   oth;  than,     the crushing     of the leg, h ���������'  been  sustained.   The  unfortunate inn-  was  taken to     the Chinese board ii*  house,  the doctor sent for anil his in  juries diessed.   He is now getting o  well.   o   VICTIM  OF  ACCIDENT "BURIED.  ���������o���������  Yesterday  the sailor  belonging    to  the ship Mclanopc, Henry Henderson,  who was killed by a fall at the bunkers  on  Thursday  night  last,       \va-.  'buried     in   the Ladysmith cemetei;.  The  services  were  conducted   by   Uie  Rev.  Mr.  Boyle.    The sermon       was  most impressive and  earnest.   ' The  pall-bearers   were:   Hugh   Fulton,  J.).  Lewis, A. Trasberg, T. VVestcott,.. G.  Hannay, D. Nicholson,    i  Mr. Conway, collector of custom.--,  has, as is usual in cases of sailors  who die in a foreign 'port, the personal effects of the diseased and is communicating witli relatives of the dead  sailor in: Glasgow, Scotland.   o   DRAMATIC.  Thc   Clara  Mathes   excellent   Company  will open a     three-nights^ engagement on  April  17th here.    It is  safe to say  they will be cntertainiir",  and  will have good  houses.  ���������o���������  The     entertainment  for   Saturday  night next  will be well  worth       attending if press reports- are  to       he  credited., All such reports state that  Mrs. Gleason is a most excellent elocutionist an'd her recitals well select-.  ed and.well rendered.    Mr.  Larrigan,  the  piccolo   player   and   violinist, lived  when  a boy  at Wellington,  and  is  well known  to many Ladysmith residents,   who  are   much   gratified   thai  he should   have  already  climbed      so  high in  the musical world.  ���������o���������  Rehearsals of the I wo farces that  are to be presented by the l-farli'quin  Dramatic Club, on the .l">th inst., in  aid of the public, school library, unstated fo bc. going on most saiisf-ie-  torily. The plays are. entitled  "Dearest Mamma," and "Found in  a Four-wheeler." Both are very amusing and well written, and as put  on by the talented members of this  dramatic*society, promise to be a  lui^r success.    In addition fo the two  .TAPS-ARK PLAYING BOLD .'GAME  CONTINUED FROM PAGE,1)  lung and collided with 300. of the eii-  eni) 's  cavaliy at Shauciengfx.u,    30  miles  southwest   of Seilung,   on      thp  morning   of  March   2S.    The  enemy,  1,011   strong,   retreated   to   I-leilung,  leaving   200   troopers. r   There       are  large      stores   of cereals   at  various  points  between  Yir-gechcng and  San-  jhcngty.ti.        Yingecheng   is   35   miles  north   of   Haingchong.     The  situation  is   unchanged   in   the   Changchun    and  Kirin directions."  FROM   DANGEROUS  WORK.  General   Kuroki's army headquarter  in   lhe     field,   April  2.    via   Fusan.���������  Two  detachments of  .lapancsc cavalry have rctuiMied  lo the army     after  the      most   extensive   and  dangerous  ���������coining exploit   of  the  war.   The  di-  i-achmenfs vyere sent  north early,    in  January 'under   Uie leadership  of Col-  jnel   Nagaiiuma and  Major  Kasegawv.  ind   each   numbered   lf>0   men.    Only  '00   men  of each  detachment  return-  ���������d.    They explored  ihe  Russian  posi-  ions west   of Mukden;   they  encoun-  Lered and eluded ���������many forces  of Rus-  nan  cavalry  and  penetrated   General  '.Iislchenko's      'lines.       Then,     going  lorthward,  they crossed   the  railroad  nil ting   the  road sand   telegraph  line  luring  the  battle.    Afterwards    they  in the, construction of the canal, .and  it remains for the President, and the  failure of congress to act, to reorganize the commission, both by. chan-  ges in personnel and by certain instructions as to. its internal procedure aiid distribution of powers aiid'  autliority to secure greater .rapidity  and elliciency in the-wOrk."'  The secretary  then  takes: in  detail  his plan for the division of .the worK  into     departments .   and his reasons  therefore, all of which details are accepted (iiid set forth in "the'presidents  order.        ���������������������������.:���������,;.���������  The letter concluded as follows: <  "Tho change of headquarters     and  power  from   Washington  to '��������� the Isthmus  will doubtless   require  a'radical  change     iu; the oflice of the coinmis- ..  sioit in Washington.    I am .quite sure  that greater  economy and  more satisfactory  methods  of accounting can  be secured  than  now exists!, Machinery for  purchase, of supplies and     a  force   sullicient   to   maintain   a duplicate     set of acts and the necessary  correspondents, must' necessarily   lie  maintained in Washington,  but little  else is needed. But, these changes may  safely  be left to the commission and  executive .committee as  newly     constituted.  "1 beg to submit ���������herewith the rcs-  NOT1CK OF ASSIGNMENT.  Soft  Shirt  There won't be a stiff froni  shirt in sight as soon a.s Uie  sun comes out good anil hot  These arc the days When a  man's shirt is thcNall-important part of his make-up, both  for looks and for comfort.  We've everything that's good  in  SUMMER  SHIRTS.  $1.00   to  $2,001  ignaiions      of  all   the  present   canal  commissioners to take effect ai your  pleasure.     I  respectfully  recoumc nd  lhc appointment of a new comi.iis* ion  and a designation of the chairman of  the    commission, the governoi  of the  canal     //one,  and tho chief engineer,,  and tlie issujng of ,the executive older  embodying   the   recommendations  herein.    Respectfully  yours,  William IL  Taft,  Sec. U War..'.'  Garden  Store closes  at six o'cloplc every ev e n i 11 g ex ce pt  Sa t u rday  ���������,ADYSMITH AERIE NO. 686. F  ). 10. :-: :-: :-: :-j  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  drd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. Worth)  President, B Forcimmcr; Worthy  "-"���������p'-rrtarv.  C.  II.   R-ummings-  W.G.Fraser  Merchant   Tailor,  (ist Avenue)  Fall Stock Just Arrived.' Call early  nd gel your pick of the largest and best  lock in town.  l'uisuant   to the Creditor's Trusts  uecd Act and Amendments:  Notice is hereby given that V. Ge-  .ioiii, carrying on business in the City  ol Lad) smith, B. C, as a jeweler, :by  Jeed of Assignment for the benefit ol  iiiis creditors dated the 2'lth day of  March, 100:1, made in pursuance of  uhe Creditors Trusts Deed Acts and  Amending Acts .has assigned unto  .\icola Gaioline, of Nanaimo, li. C,  all his real and personal estate of ev.  jiy nature ���������, and kind in Trust to pay  .is creditors ratably their* just  jlaiins without preference or priority according to luw.  The said deed of     Assignment" was  executed by the    said V. ,Ge>oni a' -  N'icola     Gaioline on the 2-lih day of  March,  1905.    .  All persons    .having claims against  llie/'   said V. Clcnoni are requested on  or    ,���������cforc the     15th, of  April, IflOiS  forward full     particulars to the said  Nicola Gaioline duly. '��������� vrl: id and ' r.lic?  nature     of     the     securities held by  them, if any.,   And'   .notice is hereby  gi\eii that   after the     15th of April,  lf0,������ the trustee will proceed to d:s  tribute     tbe    jissets     of the. estate  among  tlie     parlies entitled thereto,  having rjgartl     only to those cbims  of which  the. trustee shall then have  notice, and the said trustee shall not  be     responsible for the assets or any  part    thereof so/ distributed to-any  person     or     firm     of whose debt or  c-laim he shall     not then have notice.  A meeting of the    creditors will be.  held on the    10th day of April, 1S03.  at 10 a. in. at     the office of Russel'  Simpson,  Solicitor  for the  Assnnrc.  Dated this 24tir<lay of March, .1005  NICOLA GAIOLINE,  Assignee.  DRYS DALE-STEVENS ON  Go.    La 1/5  MONTREAL   FIRES.  Montreal, Que., April  2.���������Two fires  last night, did damage to the extent  of one hundred, thousand dollars. The  first was in Place Yoville, where the  buildings  occupied   by several       produce  firms   were  gutted.    Owing    to  the stocks being light, at  this  time  of iyear   the  loss  was  much  smaller  than would otherwise have been    the  case.     The second  fire was in Craig  Street   and   burned   out  Abbey   Effervescence Scale Company, thc loss being placed af forty  thousand dollars,  covered   by, insurance.  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All work guaranteed, and at reasonable' rates.  High St. Ladysmith  '   '   Ol-lfiN AT ALL HOURS. ''  HAY. GRA1N.ANI)  FARMpODUOt  Orders will be delivered anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's, on the  Esplanade.  JAS. WARNOCK.  We have on han:l a complete assortment of garden-seeds,"including  RADISH  f CAULIFLOWER,  TURNIP  BEET  BEANS '  PARSNIPS  CUCUMBER  CARROT. ���������  0  Also a large variety of Flower  seeds. Our lawn grass seed cannot  be excelled in quality and price.   .  /  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd.  GATACRE ST.  LADYSMITH  Some good Residences For Sale  Call and get particulars.  Ageiity of the Esquimalt  & Nanaimo Ry, Go's  City Property  JOHN STEWART  a sliovl  be     r'i '. en  up -wi '  pi ay  ���������vill  \vi:i!l up -Willi a  > '(iiisidi-riiii; i  ilit' en lor lain:  is safe to ���������  public of L-.--  1 he affair.  musical programme  and the affair will  si.r.rl, social dance.  - .i.'vd cause in which  '��������� is lo he ujiveu, ;t  id, that the liber'1  ��������� :iItli   will   pati'oi.i   ���������  ACADIA  Boneless Codfish  Makes  lhe finest BONELESS COD-1'I.SH STEAKS  ever sold.    It'is'-put  up in two-pound boxes, and is sold at    twenty-five cents per box.  riRE,   LIFE  ( ON\ EYANCING-  P. O. Box 268  AND   ACCIDENT  INS URANCE.   ,  NOTARY   PUBLIC.  !)ont be alarmed.    You   can   <re  ���������lithe   EflPI in      CIGARS     5011  wajnt.'   For S i!e   Everywhere.  Healers in   Fianos and  Organs-..  Ladysmith, ���������-������. C.  BOOKS FOR  Sale &  Exchange  -At���������  W.T.HEDDLE   CO.  Williams' Block  liiidyfeinltn  Particular Grocers.  Telephone  1  Grand Recital  ON APRIL 8TI1. ...  liy i\Irs (ilcason, I lie: talented elo-  <nrtionist who usually keeps b::r audience convulse,! with laughter, while  Air. Larrisan never fails to charm  with bis pic-cola and violin. Come  and have a u;ood  ' /  n  Ul 0  lOc.  DHntr  and 15c.  ll  1st  tven  ue,   - - r   Lad)  smith  LADVSMITH SHAVING  PARI0RS  HIGH  STREET.  :���������:���������: Best in the City :���������:���������j  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  J1LAIR &  ADAM,   * ;t*ofn  All work first-class at THE CIIRY  STAL,  VICTORIA.  J. PIEBCY AND CO.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria,  B. C.  Rfanufacturers of tbe Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  "���������-.���������    et '-.������������������  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  ...   PANTS, .  SIIIllTS, ETC.  ��������� -, ���������-    ��������� ,��������� -1  Patterson's 'B'iiscuits  Wo have just received a hill assortment ot these Biscuits.which wc  guarantee to be STRICTLY     FRESH. '��������� '"''!'  We also have  these in the ������ ollowing-   Raspberry     Tails,   Honey.  Jumbles, City Mixed, Regent.  In Wafers  we  have  the  following:       ,.;-,..-  Salt, Oatmeal,  Cambridge,  Graham.     '. :   \_  B'L-AIR & KDSMS  CARLISLE     BLOCK  ^^amMm^s^^^s^':  ^ HEADACHES.  ito ���������  ii)  wthe     icsult of eys     sliaining, cured,  ���������Mi  ,1V   T:\aminatioiis    and  si-ht  tests free  $ f .h?.iae.  fix  IJB.FORCIMHER'S  *  ^{JFirst Avenue,   2  my?  WAICHAIAKES^,   JSWELER,  OPTICIAN.^  X 'X      Ladysir.ith,   B. U yf  ���������*^-������-  ���������5r*y*^*^**������-"^-S>*S?'-ttr-:S^K������  time.  THE FIRST DRAWING FOR THE  Tickets 5flc. Sfic, and 2f>c. lb  r ���������<&:?-���������.  L.  wm  2 I  ��������� -^SSS^S6������S^SSSSSSJSKjS^s^Sg������SSS55  Escliatlots,  Cabbage and Tomato plants.  Order;   taken for   Roses, Ornamental   and  Fruit trees.  ������������������ i*MR������a���������������������m ztsr*B  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.  $  will   take  place  on  Tuesday,   April 4th at A-  R.- Johnston & Cu's  Store, Nanaimo,  a.l, -1   p.n.   The   oiiblic    are  cordially     invited   to  participate.  *���������������  The next drawing will take place in Ladysmith.  PUTTING ON  NEW PAPER  is  the mest ellective and most economical   method  of   improving       and  brightening  up  the  interior  appearance of your dwelling.  From   the   many  beautiful  patterns  ���������many of them ex-elusive���������-in our new  line,  we arc  certain you can select  exactly the right paper to suit your  taste  and  purse.    Let us  show, you  our handsome array of styles.  HARRY KAY  H.O. MILES  Contractor  and Builder  REPAIRING   of  all kinds  promptly  attended to.    Shop on Gatatre    st.  WE HAVE MUCH PLEASURE  in announcing that we have purchased the stock in trade of E. ROL-  STON, and we trust by close atteni ion  to. business and the courteous treatment of our rcustomers to merit a fair  share of your business. We are revising our pricey and now is the time for  bargains in several lines.  LADYSMITH HARDWARE CO., Ltd.  N. B.���������A complete new s,ock of fishing   tackle ha  just a-rived.  FARMERS'    MEAT   nARKET  Geo. Roberts  On ist Avenue  Proprietor  HOTFL  LADYSMITH  RATES-$1.00     per    day.      Finest  Wines,  Liquors and  Cigars^.  First Avenue, Ladysmith, B. 0.       ABBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.C,  D. CI WHITE,  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Rates.!fl 2-r> iM.d $1.50���������  ree l>ua to' all etciunboat  lamlioiie and  railwav depots.    EIeuli:u ceii- ivhj live  minutes to all pans ol   the  ci'y.   Bar  nnd table unexcttlltd.  F. BAYN158, Pro^rieli-.r,  :J  %..


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