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 AFft 22. i������Ob  EC  I.'  ^     "  O*-^  ? LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.  DUNCANS &   .  LADSYHITH  IHE  4ILY  kmstnim  & DUNCANS!  'VOL. 2,  THURSDAY,  APRIL 20, 1005.  PRICE   FIVE CENTS  GIRL WKVESASSISTTHEIV  LEKG HUSBANDS  After Short  Married Life  Are Forced to Aid in Burglarizing  GRIEVANCE  J  Police    Have   Discovered  Large Qualities of Stolen  Goods  wd Kiiciimi lis ^PITTSBURG  BILL SIGNED  BYGOVERNOR  Says He Will Resign if Not  Given a Voice in Indian  (Affairs  London,   April   20.���������Tlie  correspondent in   Calcutta of  the  Daily   Express learns  that friction has arhen  between Lord    Kitchener and Major-  General  Ellis,  the  military  member  .     . ,   .       ,   ,,    ,  ,. ,    .of,    the    Gnvcruor-pfcncral's council,  yesterday ainMoundall  ol  thesis ' whosc ,,osilioil  c���������ab[es ,,,,���������   to ta|fe  Setl ro-Wool ley, April 1<9.���������Tobias  Cooper, manager of Minkler's store  at Lyman, and Jasper Ilolman, deputy sheriff of Skagit county,' made  another search  of the Greely     ranch ���������  Complains   That   General  Ellis Has Too Much to  Say  Pittsburg, Pa. 'April 2H.-~  Governor Penny Packer today  signed the great Pittsburg bill  which provides for the cousoli-  d a tion of thc cities of Pittsburg and  Allegeny  City.  that  were stolen  a few  weeks     ago  from Minkler's store,  Among logs and in stumps, where  bottles, rubbers anil rubbish of that  kind had been cached iu large quan-  titics, the remainder of the stock  of goods was found in a large sli imp.  Alfred Greeley and wife ami William Hudson and wife were arrested  last week. The men were bound over  to the superior court, and the wives,  who are girls,   15  and   17  part in the commander-in-chief's  plans and Lord Kitchener threatens  to resign unless General Ellis's  tics arc restricted to the admins;:.\-  tivc and suspending departments, j-nd  he, Lord Kitchener, is given a voice  in the council or placed in closer relations with the Indian government.   +.   A DIAMOND THIEF.  (    Bertha  Hopkins,  a  German domes-  years  old,    |,ic suspected of stealing $100. worth  were allo.vvtd  logo on their  own re-J 0f diamonds from Mrs.  Florence   A  cognizance.   Greeley and Hudson are   ROWe, of  the Grevstone, was arrest-  said to have confessed lo the oflicers ' ^ yesterday afternoon in Seattle by '  that  they have  been    doing a   great   (,'ily Detective Charles 'Pennant       \  deal of robbing in the last few month   large qyantilv  of  fancy  work    Kces  when the wives heard this, they made ( .ind zephyrs was  found  iu     lhe  a complete confession.  Mrs. Hudson had been married   two  weeks and "Mrs. Greeley   five   months1.  STOP  SUPPLYING   INSURGENTS  San Francisco,  Cal., April 20.���������An  important order  has been  issued  by  the collector of  the. port,  that hereafter no clearances shall  ]ye. granted  to a vessel until   the individual   consignors manifests  are on  file in  the  customs house.    This order is the result of protests filed in the state and  tributary department   by  the  Gati'.e-  malen consul at this port,  who     asserts that amis and ammunition are  /being constantly shipped on is learners  leaving this port   for  Central   America consigned to and for the use of,  the  insurgents   now  fighting  against  the government.  XOPPERFORGHINA TRADE  URGE  The Great Orders For Cop-  per for Chinese Ports are  Interesting  It is Surmised that 4,000  Tons Ordered May be for  War Material  PATTERSON SECURE WEBOGATOFF MAK-  OE ACQUITTAL  ING FOR CHINA SEAS  ���������<���������������.  Although they are only gills rf  slight physical strength, they say  1 hey were forced" by their husban Is  to go out nights.and take part in the  robbing of hack porches, and even in  burglarizing *Minkler's store at Lyman.  Mrs. Greeley led the officer to an  evergreen thicket, and there carefully buried-, they found the $40 stock  of fruit, trees that had been stolen  from Mr.  Wallace,  of this city.    All  of the trees  were in  good condition.  JUSTICE  MISCARRIES  River  Head,   April  20.���������A  jury   iu  the New York State Supreme Court,  which  had  acquitted  Frank Ohahow-  sky of the murder of Michael Bianco,  was     told  by  Judge Willmot today  that its verdict was about .the worst  miscarriage   of justice  he  had   ever  known.   The jury was out eight hours  and a half,  and  at first  was evenly  divided.       A conviction of acquittal  was  brought  in. ��������� One  witness  testified that,she saw Chanowski commit  the murder and another said he had  seen the two men together on     the  day of the murder near where     the  body of thc. murdered man was found  The defence was-an'ali.M.   Chanowski  was set free.  NOT GUILTY.  Chicago,  111.,   April 20.���������Convinced  that George Gould  acted 'in-''self-defence when he shot and killed  Alon-  zo   K.     Hammond,  a. jury in   Judge  Tutliill's   court  has   returned   a /^r-  dict: of not guilty and  Gould    was  given his freedom.  EXPERIMENT IN SALMON.  Ottawa,     Out.,  April 17.���������A.. Cunningham,  inspector of Dominion. Fish  .Hatcheries,    has gone to Brilish.Col  iimbia. with a quarter million salmon  eggs from    the government hatchery.  They are from'     Atlantic Ocean salmon, and  used  for  the first  time for  experimenting in transplanting to Pacific waters.   Thc egg boxes are eov.  oral with -a mass of .snow to prevent  hutching     from  heat of the baggage  ear.   They will  he placed in  the Bon j  Accord fish hatchery on Fraser river, j  and  when hatched  will he distributed i  in   Nancouver Island sl*iearns.  I and zephyrs was found iu ine wo  | man's possession when placed under  ariest. She at lirst declared that she  got the articles in British Columbia,  but later admitted that they were  stolen from the Cricystone. The prisoner was employed as a maid at the  Greyslonc, and attended to. Vlr.s.  Howe's rooms. No trace of.the missing .jewelry was found in her possession, and she emphatically declares  that she had, nothing to do with its  disappearance.  The Hopkins woman left the Grey-  stone the day after Mrs. Rowe reported the theft to lhe police. The  prisoner sajs she quit the hotel because she diil not like fhe place.  The police department is of ��������� the  opinion that Her I ha Hopkins ,will lie  able to throw some light upon ,he  loss of the jewelry. The articles e-  portcrt lost hy "Mrs. Rowe consist of  a gold watch, two diamonds and ������n  opal ring.    .   *   BASKETBALL.  Respecting)   the basketba-l     natch  between  the Everett and  Vancouver  ladies  that  is to   be played   i.t      the  latter city  tonight,  tlie :sTeiv-s-A.Ler-  ti.scr says: -.  "Just one year ago on Friday next,  the Vancouver girls' basketball quintette defeated the. Everett girls'  team in this city by 3 points to 2.  Tomorrow night these teams will  meet again, and, with one exception,  on each team, thc .personnel is the  same as in the match a year ago.  Both teams can play fast basketball  and it will doubtless be a memorial  struggle when the Canadian and American girls meet tomorrow night.  The match will be played at the Drill  Hall, and the probable line up of the  teams follows:  Vancouver���������Guards, Miss. M. Sutherland, Miss H. Dunn; centre,.Miss A.  Sutherland; forwards, Miss Alzic  Beaty,  Miss Gertie Jenkins.  Everett���������Guards, Miss M. Hanson,  Miss Elsie Langlpy;. centre, Miss M.  Kingston; forwards, Miss Kitty Wesley, Miss In/a Knapp,  MARS GONE  WITH 20 MEN  London, April 20.���������The Germ in  steamer Mars, which sailed from  Pensacola, Fla., in February, bound  for Leer, Germany, has been posted  at Lloyds as missing. It is probable that the Mars foundered and all  hands were lost during one of 'he  terrific stoims which swept  North Atlantic in .February.  Mars had a crew of about 21.  he  Ncrvia,   Italy,   April   20.���������Secretary  of      State  Hay's   physician  reports  that     Mr.  Hay has recovered      his  health.,     lie will leave Ne'rv.i  today  for Genoa.  BILL LAID ASIDE.  Albany, April 20.���������The bill extending powers of the Niagara Lock-  port and Ontario Power Company  was laid aside in the assembly today until next Wednesduv. Speaker  Nixon announced that the bill would  he in the hands of tlie rules committee and at the,direction of the house  the committee should place the bill  on next Wednesday's calendar,  to a button on the front of his coqt  WE'VE GOT THE BEAR  GOT THE MONEY, TOO  Glenwood Springs, Solo., April IS  ���������President Roosevelt has killed a  bear and a bob cat. He is satisfied  with his hunt for the biggest game  the Rockies afford. If he gets i nc  more bear or several, Tie-will b-3  better pleased, but to quote his own  words, "1 got; what I was after. It  was bully sport and I-hope it keeps  up."  This is the story brought to  Secretary Loeb  tonight by  El.mer Chap-,  man,  a courier  with  a close  moirJi,  who     was chosen to bear messages  between the  president  and   the  wm-  porary seat of government at      the  hotel Colorado' in this city.  Now   Vork,   N.Y.,   April  20.���������   The  enormous contracts for copper to he  shipped to China, between 10,000 md  nO,000      tons,  are attracting attention   among   the   interests   identified  with -tlie Far Eastern trade generally,  says   the  Journal  of"Ooiiimeroe.  While there is no question but   >.hat  a considerable amount of this copper  is lor minting purposes and for   the  replacing of one cent with five,    on,  and  twenty cent pieces in accordance  with  the present movement,  there is  a very   distinci   feeling   that  no     inconsiderable amount of copper'   thai,  has  been ordered is  finding and    jAI  find other fields of usefullness.  The Russo-Japanese war,  it is > ni ���������  mised, is lhe natural field into which  to look for an explanation, and    the  belief  was expressed by a number  of  Far Eastern'"interests yesterday ihat  these exports are in some  way connected  with  the eastern'conflict.    A  suggestion hazzared by one of     t.ln:  largest   Far   Eastern  interests       in  this city is  that the enforced activity of the Chinese government     owas  due to the exportation from China of  the old copper coins  for the conversion of   the copper   metal   contained  in them into war material, such, possibly,   as cartridges,  or electric   e;i-  pliances of one form or another.  .In  no oilier hypothesis, it is.urged, i re  the sudden outbursts* of activity  m  minting and-the enormous conn-acts  for  copper  that had -been placed  in  this country explainable.  She Says Her Life   in the *)   0 f        ,      - ,u t  Toombs Has Been Long  Kojesvensky is btill in Kamranh  andweary       f    Bay and it is Reported Will  Her Counsel Claims to Have  Witnesses ?;o Establish  Her Innocence  New York,   April   20.��������� The      three  lawyers  who are  acting  as  counsel  for  Nan 'Patterson.'in   her   trial    or  the murder of. Caesar Young, had\  conference with, her in 'Tombs- prison  today at ��������� which the plans'-of the   .'���������;-  fense aiwl -the personnel  of  the jury  were, discussed.    Miss   Patterson -expressed her 'pleasure at the composition of the jury -which,.-was completed: yes Icrd'ay,   aml   disappointed   at  the delay  in postponing  the  taking  of  testimony until Monday. ������������������'���������'.I    am  sure of :an acquittal this-time," she  told Lawyer.Levy,   "and  every     ty  only   ,adds      to  my  iniseiy; in   the  Tombs.        Teh    months; and     Dime  weeks  is  a long ���������'. time to be shut :'i  prison." ' !;  Lawyer Levy said today: -i'We lit vc  new .witnesses  who  will  establish  Nan.'���������-.PattcspiV's'"innocence beyond   a  doubt.    \Ve go into  this' trial a hundred  per cent.; stronger in  point   of  evidence than,we-did last, trial.    We  a re not going. (0 rely'.upon' thc .a.ii-  ure of the prosecution  to" prove .lis  ease for an acquittal.    We" are going  to prove  the innocence of Nan  Patterson.'.'"  Join Nebogaloff  Tapanese Naval DeptO has Thor  oughly Mined the Tsuruga  Straights        i  ALL CLASSES  FIGHT  A WAR CONFERENCE.  London, April 20��������� The British public is beginning to realize how much  depends  upon  Togo's  skilful  conduct  of the approaching naval contest. Un  til     Admiral Rojestvensky  actually  arrived.     in the Straits of Malacca,  there    was a disposition to ridicule"  the efforts of the Russian squadron  but now that.there seems to be     a  growing    likelihood of Vice-Admiral  Ne'boga toff's joining 'Rojestvensky before the c/ateful struggle opens, lukewarm interest is deepening into anxiety.    According  to. one Tokio  correspondent a momentous war confer-  NOTI-IING KNOWN OF PROTEJT.  Paris,  April, 20.���������No confirmauon*  has   yet  been  entertained  of  there-  port that Japan  has formally     protested'against the stay of the   "us-  sian .si^uadron in the waters of In:lo-  "Chi-na as being a breach of neutrality.    The  following  guarded   semi-official statement was issued:  "Nothing is known in the highest French  diplomatic   circles   concerning       the  protest which,  according to foreign  reports'; .'have'been  formally addressed by Japan to the French govern?  inent relative to the violation of neutrality    by     the  Russian squadron.  ence lasting, five hours was held there j Furthermore, this squadron has ot  on Wednesday, attended by the elder been outside French waters for "set-  statesmen,   .the premier and minis-  'eral days."  Icrs. ^Other Tokio correspondents . In view of today's press despatches  state that -Japan has addressed a saying the Russian squadron was  protest to France on the- Russian still at Kamranh Eav, the last w  %uadrons presence in Kamranh hay, of tho" semi-official statement ap-  but.that France has not yet replied. pears to indicate that Admiral Ro-  Ihe Dailjr "lelegraph's correspondent jestvensky lias, withdrawn from tV  declares that a Japanese fleet      is  Washington, I). C, April 20.-Re-  cause the American Government r>.-.  fused lo permit, its diplomatic ami  consul agents in Peru to issue certificates of celibacy to American t-i-  I'T/.ens,   i^-i-i.!i-ti 'byi Peruvian law as  as condition precedent to marriage  with a Peruvian,--and because the  British government 'took a sinvilrU"  position, the Lima government (ias  indefinitely suspended the law������  WAS  BOYCOTTED.  A despatch from Honolulu says a  cargo of 1000 tons of coal, brought  from Seattle on the steamer Olym-  pia, having found no private purchasers, was oll'ercd today at auction.  There were no bids.  Capt. John Tmcbridgo, master of  the Olyinpia, says that a combination has been formed here against his  cargo, and he denounced it as an un-  Ameriea.n boycott.  It i.s understood that, the reason  that there weic no bidders is chat it  is thought that Lhe object of the  Olympia's trip here is to tal.e away'  a load of Japanese laborers. It is  believed that tho repetition of such  trips iiiijrht seriously affect the local  labor supply.  Capt. J. V. Trowbridge, general  manager of the Nortiiwestern Steamship Company, owners of the Olyinpia, said last, night that the cargo  of coal had been placed onboard the  vessel ns a sort, of speculation,  If there was'not an'unwritten law  that no President of the United Stat  es should, during the period,he ;..ol.ls  office,   visit any  foreign country,  we  should      feel   like   having  President  Roosevelt   visit  Ladysmith   and   put  hiin in charge of. some of our local  bpar hunters..     The story, is  told of  one of our local men wdio caught     a  cinnamon, bear in a trap by  the f >ot  He had no gun aiul decided to drive  him into camp,, some distance away,  and      actually   did   drive   him   .tart  way,  holding the chain, to  the  trap.  All  went  well  until   the hunter  fell  over-i-a log and then he let,,'go.    Th-  bear      is still'-reported  as  carrying  that  trap, around.    Some  think it. is  the     -hear   with      his   trap   walking  around   erect   that   is   mistaken   for  the Island     Wild man that so many  stories are told about.  MEN OF QUAL;  ITY^APPOINfED  Berlin,   April  20.���������The persons '-"m-  peror William has assigned  to go  to  Fez      with   Count   Von  Tatlenbaeh  with  a special  German' lenvoy-.-toi-'f:-'1  range for a special      ���������'"'���������nan/MoTof'cs'.n-  treaty are of  the fovfer ot.the-service, namely:  Col.   Von i Schen'cky/f'ir  spec!or- of the infantry School   -an 1  formerly commander of the   ���������������������������st'ng-'  i-ment of> grenadiers of the guard, of  which the Emperor is  honorary colonel; .Major��������� Baron Von Si-nlen,   who  is now with the Emperor.:    1 * ho is  military      attache    at Ma.1 rid;   and  Captain  Von   Kleist,   of    he    *ncv .:  staff of corps of ,;ua������ds.  Vienna,   April   20.j-The" condition  of affairs in the Balkan States  is  causing     much uneasiness in official  circles here. The hope of a.'comparatively; peaceful .-.spring which has r-rc-  r^'?,^ Saigon-,: ApriL. 20.-Admiral   Roi^  ess,- and* ,ps declared   that the-rcH^Vpn^  fl^7Ts sm in  Kamranh:  ready to sail for Kamranh Bay.  JOINS  ROJESTVENSKY.  New York, N.  Y.,  April 20���������   A  despatch to the American:from Paris  qfotes a St. Petersburg despatch to  the Matin - (newspaper) that Vice Admiral     Nebogatoff's     squadron has  reached  Sunday  Straits on its  way  to join  Rojestvensky in the     China  seas. ���������-- -  STILL  IN   KAMRANH.  AT  EXTENSION.  COLLEGE' PRINCIPAL   DEAD.  Tlie merry people at Extension  closed the dancing season last evening hy giving one of their first rale  balls. There was a large crowd present and the affair was one of the  most enjoyable of the season.  , 'h   BASEBALL.  The baseballcrs do not intend to  waste any time this season and they  purpose starting' work on the clay  diamond, which is to be put ip tie  hunker grounds, on . Monday next.  They hope,to have the.  work coin[ileted  by  form work has now j'been conclusively  proved  without good or lasting     results.    In  Zeagorieham,   Province   <f  Koritza;      early this month Greeks  fell  upon and killed more than     30.;.  Bulgarians and     in Kumanovo, Province     of  (Jsk'tib,  Turks have killed  several     y.'errians.   Thus it "is    Jen  (hat  all   nationalists  and   Christians  anil  "Mohammedans continue, fighting  each other,  while' Turkey seems utv  .ihile or not desirous of affording; protection   to   the people, and  stopping  the   disorders.    Formerly   there   was  only   (he  passive; resistance  of  Turkey  to contend- with, but now      he  situation has been aggravated by the  growing bitter hatred of the various  tiat'ion-alalies      against   each   other.  .There also lis a possibility that some  of the Balkan states may actively,'V-n-  ter the field under,    line     pretense of  protecting its subjects.  improvemyit  the -30tli inst.  MOTOR BOAT  OVERDUE  Aberdeen, Scotland, April 20.���������7lie  Rev. Stewart Dingwell Pordycc Sal-  mond,   principal   of   the   United   Free  Church   College,  and   the author  many   religious  works, died  here  day.  of  to-  EMPEROR'S  LOWLINESS  Vienna,  April 2Of���������The yearly ceremony on MaundL     Thursday of feeding,    and     washing     the feet of  the  twelve oldest and poorest, men in Viand   enna capable of being brought to the  Gibraltar,   Apri,   20���������Considerable  anxiety is  felt here, at  the non-arrival  of   the  gasoline  launch   Gregory.  The. Gregory arrived  at  Pent a   lei  Gada,   an   island,   April  <!th.    It   .vas  announced   that  she  would   probably  sail for  Gibraltar  in  a day or  two,  ���������but  no announcement  of her  sa:.iin:;  j lias been, received here.   The Gregory  jwas  built   hy  Lewis  Nixon  of   \rew  ���������York.    She departed  from New YorK  January 5Hi   to make a trip  to Europe by   the southern  route for    (lie  purpose of winjiing tlie prize of $10,-  000  offered  by  an  European  enthusiast.' for   the   first   motor  boat       lo  cross under hcr own  power.  EASTER  MONDAY EVENTS.  Thc Presbyterian Young Ladies'  Guild will hold a sale of work in the  Opera houseon Monday evening, Apri!  2-1, commencing at -1 o'clock.  At  this ;sale, many useful pieces of  needle work will be on the stalls   at  prices  within   reach  of all.     During  the sale, tea, etc., can be procured.  At 8 o'clock a conceit, and social  will he given. The programme will  speak ior itself, as the talent of Ladysmith will be at its best. One \ er-  'former, viz.: Miss leask, the Nanaimo clncutinni.it., is sure to draw a  full house. ihe Barbell and Grecian  drills by 12 young ladies in costume,  will be something, new to a Ladysmith audieneoi After the program,  a social time will he spent in games,  Tea, Coffee, ice Cream, cle. The  programme will he published in next  issue.  that if it was found impossible to  dispose of it at Honolulu, the company would lose nothing by bringing it. back to this port. The Olympia  was chartered to bring Japanese- la-  palace, was performed by Emperor  Francis Joseph today. It was attended by all the magnificence of the. Imperial court and was witnessed by  the members    of the Imperial family  borers back to this city and her car-   with the     highest officers and mem-  go was an incidental matter. J^ . bers of -the diplomatic corps,  SITUATION   IMPROVED.  Koine,      April     2,1.���������The  railroad  strike   situation   has   somewhat    improved   today   and   foreigners   profited   by  the  partial re-establishmen  train  service   to  escape  from  Rome,  fearing  a general   strike.    During   tlie  last 21 hours the exodus from     this  city reached 7;0Q0.  if  AN   EAKLY SEASON.  According to telegraphic advices received yesterday by Mr. M. .1. B.  White, freight and passenger agent  of the White Pass and Yukon .Route,  the Yukon river opposite. While Horso  opened on Monday and since -hen  there has been considerable move-  msiit on the part, or.the .ice.  Breaking up of the ice in the river  opposite White  Horse is  earlier  in is  year  than last and Mr.  White    considers it probable that   the river -vill  be open     clear  through to  Dawson  earlier this year than was   lhe    ase  last  year,   because  of   the  fact     that  shortly  after   the  freeze-up   last  'all,  a heavy snowfall occurred and      the  ice      is consequent ly  tinner than usual.. The   ice   on  Lake  Lebarge      is  very   thin   (his;  year and  may   be ex-  peeled   l.-i  r->   mil   early   nevI   month.  Navigati.'.-i  iMwem White Horse and  Dawson      is   not   expected   to   open  much before the end of May,  Bay.; The French Admiral Jobjiuicrrs  has taken every step to insure neutrality.  TURNING MOVEMENT.  St.   Petersburg,   April  20.���������A   ies-  paich from Gunshu Pass says      the  Russians have discovered a    turning  movement eighty miles north-west of  Kuanchengtsu,  about  thirty      miles  northeast of Gunshu Pass,  by     two  forces each of 3,000 Chinese .bandits,  several  thousand   Japanese cavalry,  and twenty-two guns. -  DANGER FOR BLOCKADERS.  The Japanese navy has mined the  Tsuruga Straits ami blockade runners who seek Vlad/ivostock will have  additional danger. The majority of  the patrol cruisers other than ihe  the-small, old style coast defence ves  sels, were (Withdrawn to, be added to  Togo's squadron, but the would-be  blockade runners will not be.alio .yet!  to profit by the withdrawal, -it  seems. A Hong Kong newspaper,  Commenting, on a recent statement issued by the Japanese government,  that blockade runners wouM.be sunk,  says:  "In the past, Japan having  the desire to act scrupulously according to  international law,  has  allowed      :he  captains and crews of vesssls   to go  free after the examinations at      lhe  prize     court.    Captains,   especially,  have seen in the enterprise paynitf.it  resembling   small ' fortunes,   and- '<i;e  risk of capture has had no terror for  them.   Many have,  in fact, courted  capture in  preference to risking    he.  danger of being blown up by  mines.  It   i.s  not the collection of steamers,  however, that Japan desires so ninth  as the suppression of the traffic, .-the  has at last been, forced to thc    conclusion that whilst international law-  is so  lenien t  towards  those who ar ���������  lually  consent  to  run  the blockade,  there is not |going to ;be any diminu-  s.on in  the   trade  whilst  there     are.  Russian  ports in   the East for  ships  to take contraband goods to. Rather,  there  will      be encouragement,    -fa-  pan's  experience, has  been unique so  far as blockade runners are concerned.  She has met, men who have nones tly endeavored  to carry out  t,heir  contract  with the Russians,  but j.n  the other     hand she has-met  those  who have accepted  the Russian  dole  and have either run (into the Japanese fleet   without, hope of further  remuneration, or have attempted     to  sell   their shiips  to the  Japanese before     leaving the port of Shanghai.  We havc.it on,good, authority      that  several attempts  of  this kind      were  made, but to the credit of the   Japanese  be  it,  said,   they  did not   lis-  hurse th? desired .coin.   Instead, "hey  kept an eye upon the ships ami seized them in their own good time. Apparently they have becom* weary   of  such work."  [severe line of the bay which, according to French^law constitutes     the  open sea.   '  A DENIAL.  London,   April   20.���������Foreign   Secretary Lansdowne has  taken occasion'  formally t0 deny, to the'Russian government the statement of the Novo  Vreinya. in     regard to the British  cruiser  Ippigena, .which vessel     -*,he  newspaper said, transmitted -by wireless .telegraphy the. information "that  she  had  passed -Admiral  Rojestvensky's "squadron; 130   miles  from    iai-  gon.    The' document i contained     the  specific statement  that thc Ippigena  did not even sight the squadron.  JAPAN   GROWS  WEARY.  . The recent announcement made by  the  Japanese 'government  that     the  fleet had  been  given  ordeis  to    sink  blockade-runners  without distinction,  has brought home to those who   en  gage.in this hitherto profitable trade  that hencefortti    it   will be a somewhat perilous pursuit'to follow, says  the.Chinese Mail.  In the past,, Japan, having the  desire to.act scrupulously according  to international law, has allowed  the captains and crews of vessels captured to go free after thc examinations at the prize court. Captains,  especially,, have seen in the enterprise payment resembling- small fortunes, and the risk of capture has  had no terrors for them. Many have,  in fact, courted capture in perference  : to risking the danger to being blown  up by mines. It,, is not the collection of steamers that Japan desires  so much, however, as the suppression  of the traffic. She has, at la"t tesn  forced to thc conclusion that whilst  inlernatir.ua! law is so leni^-t towards those v-To actually iconsent to  run the blockade there is not going-  to be any diminution in the trade  whilst there are Russian,ports in. the  East for ships to take contraband  goods to. Rather, there will be encouragement.  ���������Japan's experience has been unique  so far as blockade-runners are concerned. She has met men who iavc  honestly endeavored to carry out  their contract with the Russians but  iin the other band she fcas met those  who have accepted the Russian dole  and have cither run into the Japanese fleet wiihout hope of further remuneration or have attempted to sell  their ships to the Japanese before  leaving Hongkong or Shanghai. Wo  have it on good authority t'-at se -  eral attempts of this kind \ve--e m-> 'e.  but to the'credit of the Jaranee 'e  it said they did not disburse the desired coin. In stead they1 kept an  eye upon the shl, s and seized them  in their own good time. Apparently  thev have become weary of such work  . + .   WINNIPEG    BUILDING PERMITS.  Winnipeg, Man., April 20.���������Building  j permits in the     city have passed the  mill,;on and a half mark this season.  . Western     towns also report splendid  season's outlook- Over one hundred  (thousand under way in Nccpa.va,  '$150,000 in Brandon and a/'quarter of  a million in Calgary.  Mrs.      J.  C.  Van   Wart,   Calgary,  died suddenly  while under influence of  chloroform last night. DAILY LEDGER  THE DAILY LEDGER  Published   every day except Sunday.  BY        THE        DAILY        LEDGER  COMPANY.      ���������  Offices,  Ladysmith and Duncans  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  SO cents  a month;    $5  per year   in  advance.     Advertising rates on ap.  plication.  THURSDAY,'APRIL 20, 1905.  fitir. A few weeks moie will tluo-.\  much light on the subject, and will,  we tnst, show a steady improviment  in ���������conditions genorally in and around  Ladysmith  .  . _^   A. FISH STORY.  .The steady work in the coal mines  of late, in consequence of the ^u-  lar shipment of coal, together with  the beginning' of the erection .if a]  number of new buildings',- the starting up of the'Tycc smelter, the'mark  ���������ed. improvement ��������� in lumbering intir-  ests, the prospect he cihange in th?  ownership 'of the E. & N. railway,,  and the consequent improvements of  the C. V. R. along the line, and other conditions, are having their effect  in Ladysmith,, and while no one'anticipates particularly brisk times  this season it looks more like a fair  ���������'.business during the summer, with a  good fall- business; than it has until  of late, The building ot roads and  trails 'to the varicis  prospeetig sec-  ' lions of the Island will do fnuch to  encourage the work in tha,t line. La-  dysmih' is so situated, as a well  known citizen was heard to remark  yesterday, that a good many prospectors should make their 'headquarters'here. There is no doubt but  that mines of value are to /j.e found  and developed in the .ML Sicker,  range back of Ladysmith. No part  of the province, save, perhaps the unexplored northern sections has I.ecu  as'little prospected as Vancouver Island:  Our fishermen ������������������'could tell a better  one than tbisif they could l.e persuaded to talk. This is a Vancouver  tale.  Mr. Lew Eullertcn, , who with Mi.  i-'rcvl Schwann.,'. has just i etui nod  from a fishing trip to Nelson Island  has a strange tale to tell of a narrow estate from drowning. It was  a case of the catcher caught, lie had  done considerable trolling for the  smaller .fish in the lake on the island.  His plan was to"' put the line onei  hisshoulder, with <_ne end la-.trued  in a button on thc front pi his coal.  'I his left him Loth hands free to paddle.'., till he felt the _ tug oithe hsh.  'I hat went very well" iu the lake.  Whin they were waiting at the sea  shore for tho steamer'that was to  carry them home he thought be  would try a little trolling in the  salt chuck. He started out the same  way as in the lake. He was perched  , up in the end of the .canoe, when sud-  | den.ly he. felt himself pulled into the  water head first. When he came up  he found he was being towed toward  the sea. lie tried to swim ashore,  hut the ���������something-at the other end  pulled h m under. Tic was Incoming  exhausted when the line suddenly  slackened, and the nc.U thing he was  being towed.direct to the canoe", and  then to a boom of logs anchored by  the shore, and then he pulled inhis  line and found a -thirty-live poun-.l  cod-fish on the other end of it.  another path, hoard bis cries and  rushed up. The t wo remaining wol-  ics had tinned and Med, leading .McDonald 'deeding and exhausted on the  ground.  Dr.  Cert rude  Kelly,   who has       a ���������  laige practice on the East Side, ,bad  acle\cr and original definition of '< tie  "complaint department"  the    oilier  day.  "What is your husband's business?  she asked of a young woman patient  ''lie's ,the     inside trouble man at  the 'telephone, company,  nia'ani" was  was the reply���������New York Times.  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO.   080,  F.  O. E.    ',:���������:.      ���������:���������:.'      :���������:���������        ���������'���������J  Meets in the Opera House' 1st and  3rd  Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.    Worthy-  President,  B. Forcimmer;      Worthy  Sectary, C H. Rummings.  ���������* PlaiiSj Specifications and De- ������������������  ������������������tails turnishdtl for all kinds ������������������  ������������������   of work is the CARPENTER  ������������������   Line  ���������*   C.   B.   ROBELEE;   Carpenter  ������������������   and Joiner,     2nd ftve, Lady-  ������������������   smith.  B.  C.  ���������*  ���������*  ������������������  ���������o-  Via the peoples'tfavorite  ' BATTLE WITH  WOLVES  Halifax, April 17.���������A  thrilling sto-  T'*iis     seems a strange state- ' "���������">'��������� ol a trapper's battle with wolves  ment,   for, as     is well known, Van- !comes {ronl'*���������'*������* North- the cstlyme  T.     ,   .       .,       ,,    , ,     .  norther*' point of Cape Breton. .John  comer Island is     the owest part oi   ������, n-     ,, .,  , ,���������  1 i iv.i.-Donald, ;a   well known  trapper   ot  the province,  but     this  applies i ;dy ' tliat; piac^while returning home from  to the coast and south end-of the Is-; his traps ; in  the evening was auack-  land.   The Kootenav     sect-ion' of the ! ������l by     a pack of     live wolws three.  province has     been"'liberally prospec- ' inik"s   irom -. U,e  ^ttlement.   Hearing  ,   ,       , 4.-,- ,   ���������        \.     .      .    the sharp     veil of the aninuls (l���������se  ted ami promoted,  because the tern-.  ,        ...     ,,' ,.     ..    ...     .   .  1 ' ...-...���������   upon linn, he ian lor his lne, hut  as  tory was tributary to Spokane, and ,,)ey rapidly gained he wait.d their  Spokane is the great centie for -toming ������������������with a loaded gun. His first.  quartz miners ofl Idaho, Mo-iitana, shot, brought down his leading pur-  Kevada and Eastern Washington. '"Jsucr and for the moment s1o|.i:ul the  .���������������������������������������������   ��������� '      ..    . ,,     ,,   ,-.   ,,     ���������', rush of the     others in  their course.  Ihe advent of the C. P. R-,   if, as ��������� ��������� ��������� . ..  A shot . troni     the second  h.'.ndl (.1  is  generally,    ,supposed. s the deal  is   .McDoiiai,i;s  gun dispi sed  of the sc-  coinpleted  for  its acquirement of the  on.(|  pursuer,     and  the    imc't paused  E.' & N. system,     should greatly as-    ong enough     to  permit the man  t >  sist in opening     up  the Island,  first 'load'     again.   'Ilie  "three   icmaining  , a c ,, ,. ,       ���������,,,-., wolves then dashed-forward and   one  by  reason     of the confidence that it -    ..,,     .   .. ,,        . ..       .      ..      , ,  } ot  them tell a victim    to   t-'u>   trap-  would o-ive the people, and secondly ,.(,,.>,.���������.������������������������������������. B���������t before lie could again  by the' extension of the road which ' p,rc the wolves were right uj on hiin.  would   increase ��������� traffic along  the  lin:i   A  terrific  fight  insuc-d,      McDonald'.s;  'J'aken all in   clothing being  and open up new fields.  torn from bis body,  all. and considering the fact that  in   "ll(1  llis>���������B  terribly, lacerated,  but  ,..,,. he still managed to keep the furious  nearly all     coal minmgi towns times  . ,    ' ,    .,, ,,    ,   e      animals from his throat,  .are quiet at present, the outlook for      ���������.,     A. ������������������,,,,  lhe  trapper  was crying  loudly  for  fairly  good      times  for   this section,   hol|>, and, fortunately for .hinv, a lum-  while not     assured,     seems at least   berman, .who was returning home by  Public  Attention is called  to lha     fact that the  Ogilvie Flour Hills Co.,  Limited,  makers  of  ROYAL I-IOUSEH   OLD   FLOUR,     have tor some time  past been producing flour in a    vastly  improved and  purified  form  by the aid of      ELECTRICITY  and  having secured control  of    all the basic patents relating there-;  to, take ibis opportunity of a dvising   the public  that any  unauthorized users of the electrical    dour purifying processes   will be prosecuted.  Tho Ogilvie Flour Mills  Company   Limited,  &>'etlie only millers in  Canada \^hose!Flonr    is  purified by the electric process.  HYMN "TO THE  VIRGIN.  (Lady oi the Lake,  Canto iii.)  XXIX.  Ave Maria!    maiden  inild!  Listen  to the maiden's  prayer!  Thou canst hear though from the wild  Thou cause save amid  despair,  Safe may we sleep beneath thy care,  'though  banish'd,  outcast,   and    reviled���������  .Maiden!  hear a maiden's prayer,  Mother, hca,r a suppliant:child!  Ave 'Maria!  vve .Vuii.i!  underiled!  The flinty couch we now"'must share  Shall seem with down of eider piled,  If thy  protection  hover  there.  The'murky cavern's heavy air  Shall breathe of balm if thou .i,ikI  siiiili-il;  Then,     Muidcn!      hear    a    niaidcn's  prayer;  Mother, list a suppliant child!  Ave Maria!  Ave Muria!  stainless styled!  Foul demons of the earth' and i>ir;  l������"rom this their wanton haunt exiled,  Shall llee before thy  presence fair.  Rcncalh thy guidance reconciled;  We how us to our lot of care,  Hear for a maid a maiden's jirayer,  And  for a father hear a child!  Ave Maria!  ���������Walter Scott.  PAINTINO,   PAPEK     HANQINq  ETC.  Work done properly and at right  prices. Shop and residence iu rear  ��������� if  Ladysmith  Hotel.  J, E. SMITH, Prop.  Ur.derNew Maiiagm en  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKinnell feWoodbank  Proprietors.  Modem  and     Strictly  Pirst  Ch.ss.  Comiiicioial Mens'  lieaduuliters.  Fire Proof     I'.iiildinjr.  NOTICE.  Persons found using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith,  B.C.  Esquimau  & Nanaimo Railway  EASTER HOLIDAY'S  Double Train  Sen ice 'im'effect from  Friday,   Apiil  2b-.t,   until     Monday,  April 21 th.,  inclusive, the afternoon trains running on same-schedule  as- Wednesday,   Saturday   and   Sunday afternoon trains.  ' .'Excursion rates available to and    from -all    stations,     tickets being  good  from Friday,  April 2lsi   until   Monday,  April  21th.  CEO.'L. COURTNEY.  Traffic Manager.  1  Overlands  Daiiy  i  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLAIR &   ADAM.  All work first-class at THE CHRY  JTAL,  VICTORI A.          The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,     Ladysmith  The Ladysmitli  Opera PIcm������e  Ca������ be secured for Theatrical purposes, Dancing Parties, or Entertainments generally.  O   NICHOLSON,  Prop  Hotel dominion  ���������Ratea $1.25 aid $1.50���������  ree bm to all steamboat landings and  railway depote.   Electric ears even Iiv  minutes to all part a o(   the city.   La,  aud table nnexcelltd.  F. BAYNES, Proprietor,  ABBOTT  ST.,  VANCOUVER  B, O.  HILBERT  Passengers can leave Victoria daily  at 8 p1. in. or 11  p. -iii..  TICKETS SOLD TO ALL POINTS  Shortest     route to    Feinie, B. C,  and  ALL   KOOTENAY  POINTS.  For rates,      folders,     sleeping car  reservations a'i<"  all  information call  on or address  S. G. YERKES K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., 75..,Government st  Seattle, Wash', Victoria, B.C.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wcllman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and rc-modelled. Rates $2 per  .lay. Corner Granville- and Hastings  streets   Telephone,  l���������i.  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  The   KSPLA-NADK.    between  the  Grand aud Abbbttsforcl,'  William Powkrs, Prop.  F. flcB Young  BARRISTOR and  SOLICITOR  nanaiiko. ladysmith  ���������  ���������        ���������'  BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and   making to order   a  speciality. '  THOflAS  MCEWAN  .1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  1  i  I  i  I CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  | , General Manager.  i  S  PURCHASERS  AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, GOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient tu E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  I  %  THOS. KIDDIE.  Smelter Manager,  %  iii  I  W. SILER.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY  WORK TROMPTLY P(^ ������������������:  Leave orders at the Abbotsforrl.  LADYSMiTIf SHAVING  PARI ORS  HIGH STREET.  :���������:���������: iJest in the City :���������:���������j  RATES f2.oo PER DAY  SAWt'r.K ROO MS  BAR SUTlT.lKn WITH BUST  WIX1-:S, LIQUORS, ClOARS  ABB0TSF0RD HOTEL  Beat accomodation in town.   Splendid bunting and fiahir.i; in near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  ������.c*������$*$*&*$������}K������;K������$*ac^^  LIVERY, BOARDING AND  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS WORK   A SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  ,���������  NOW IS THf  flMt  to do Spring Gleaning  rappring and I'ainiing, and  make things look neat and clean.  From a sanitary point of view it is  absolutelj* necessary. We do papering  and fainting at most reasonable rates for the best work obtainablo here.  No trouble to show you our new colorings and designs in Wall-Paoerss (or  ibis season. Call and see them at. the  Ladysmith Wall Paper Dep'l 1st Avenue. K  r i        ii. ..  HARRY KAY  HENRY'S NURSFRIES  NEW CROP-  Home Grown &   Imported  GARDEN,     PIELH     and  FLOWER  j        SEEDS.  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  I or less.     Catalogue free.  3010  Westminster  Road,  Vancouver.  * PHONE 66 * LADYSMITH f  This   Hotel  has  been completely  rsnovaxed.  Board and Lodging $!.������>" per <h*-v.  fletdier Dros.  ^Dealersjin  HOTEL- PRETORIA  I'-Ar   Supplied with the  Best  Liquors and Cigars.  JOHN   TMA,  Proprietor  Wines,  1st  Avenue  Ladysmith  rVC  Pianos and  T  Farmer's  eat Market  Organs.  Ladysmith, B. C.  II  Are You  Going East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the  '11  UNE  erts, X  Prop  e Yuen  'VEerchant Tailor,  arts 5t, Ladysmith  Copyright  Solid Ccnrort  FOR ALL WHO SMOKE THE  EflPIRE CiaARS  The only line now making UNION  DEPOT 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  Yefiler Way.  Seattle.  i,������iiM������K������Mss6������aaHt>������3M3a=*M"^^ j   Ladysmith   Temple No.  5  Rathbonc  The Kings Hotel  is tbe  only  place  Sisters meets  in  the Oddfellow's hall  in  Ladysmith    that  has  on   draught   2n'!  and  4th  Tuesday at 7.30 p.   m.  Jehu Labatt's India Pale  Ale.   Call   Mr-s.  Kate Tate, secretary.  TICKET ^OFFICE  Cor.   Government      and   Yates  Sfo.,  Victoria, IL C-  Trains   .-  Transcontinenta"  Trains _ Daily  One of which is the famous "North  Coa,st Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued lo all paints East and  South, also Pullman tickets issued  and  berths reserved.  Only  direct   route  to  Yellowstone-  Parle    Cheap  rates  from  all  points  East! from March 1st to Ma'y 16th.  Steamship tickets on sale to al.  European points. Very low rates  i:0\v in effect. Cabin accommodation  reserved  by wire.  Kor  further  particulars call at the  oiii  or pliono Nn.  '150.  A.  IV. CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A.,  N.P., General  Agent  Portland,  Ore. Victoria,   II.C  WM. MUNSIE, President J.  W.   CORURN, Man.   Director  ��������� . . ���������       Telephonej4C.   ..,,..-.....  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Go   Ltd.  MILLS  AT  FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH���������Shingles a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturer^-,    of���������  Rough and Dressed Fir and.Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned  and   Kiln  Dried  Flooring      and   Finishing    Lumber  in   Stock.  THEJ0NES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Gooff Table, Good Bed and Good Bai  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000 Reserve Fund, $3,500,000  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  (B. 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 and not exceeding $10......    6 cents  "    $10       " " $30...'.'... 10 cents  "   $30       " ' " $50   15 cents  These Orders are Payable at Par at any office in C   nada of a Chartered Bank  (Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking- point;:  ;n the United States*  NEGOTIABLE AT A  FIXKU  RATK A  .  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERC   . LONDON, ENG.  They form an excellent method of remittin   small sums of money  with safety and at small   :ost.  LADVPVJTH BRANCH - W.   A.   CORNWALL.   Manager.  EUROPE   HOTEL  J. GIACHERO, Prop.  Newly    lurnisked,    everylbing   tlie  best, finely stocked bar.      Transient  rate, $1.00 per day.    Monthly   rate,  J23.00.  First Avenue . . . Ladysmith, II. C.  DENTIST  Stevens BIoclc, Ladysmitb, B.C.  Dentistry  in  all   its   Brandies;   every  new  appliance.  Best accommodation for transient  and permanent boarders and lodgers.  GRAND      HOTEL  This new Hotel has been comfortably furnished and the bar is up-to-  date. Rates $1.������0 a day and upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :���������: :���������: :���������: :���������: Ladysmith J  LADYSMITH  BAKERY  HOP  LEE &  CO.  ON Til 10  ESPLANADE.  PASTRY Ol? ALL KINDS NEATLY.  BAKED  AND  PRESII.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary of all kinds.  Orders taken for Tastries to be delivered at any time.   Employment Agency.  HAY, 6RAJN.AWT"  fARM PKODUtE  Orders  will  be  delivered   anywhere  in thc city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  " Leave orders at Christie's,  on the  Esplanade.  JAS. WARNOCK.  I,  around and sample itu  Call   Mrs.  ULUJitiJJB  DAY SCHOOL  Usual subjects taught; also lai  guages, drawing in pencil and craj  ons, paint ng in oils and water col  ors, pianoforte and Vocal lessons gn  en in classes or individually.  MISS BERTRAM,  Lftdysmlth, ��������� B. C.  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All  work guaranteed, and  at reasonable rates.  High St. Ladysmitli  OPEN AT ALL HOURS, DAILY LEDGER  ��������� ������������������#���������*  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ! - till SUSIHESS  .��������� ,��������� ��������� ���������  ��������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������� *������������������ ������������������ ��������� ���������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������  There is No Necessity  of sending away for anything    you may require in  Hardware Jor Garden Tools  We can supply your wants in all  seasonable goods such asl Hccs,  Spades, Shovels, Rakes, Lawn   "Mowers,  Poultry netting, Etc.  Prices Always Right  PITT & PETERSON,  Duncan,   B. C,  ��������� ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������  ��������� ���������  ������������������������������������������������������  Jzoul^alem  Jtote!  DUNCAN  STAGE LEAVES FOR COWICHAN  LAKE MONDAY,  WEDNESDAY,  AND FRIDAY.      MOUNT.  SICKER datly.  PRICE BROS.,  Proprietors.  THE GENTLER SEX.  Some of the  babies  being listed at  the  Dawes 'commission,   Indian   Territory,, have very queer names,   j ini-  mymy  Fife,  a well known  Indian citizen,brought in his  two baby boys.  Thc elder is named  Bixby Fife   vnd .  the     younger  Dawes  Fife.. Another  man  named Bible^   brought  a     boy  who was born July 4, He' was christened   William   McKinley  Bible.   "If  we are so fortunate as to be blessed  with  another  boy,"  said  the  father,  "he     will   , be'christened Theodore  Roosevelt Bible.')   and  still  another,  baby was listed bearing-the name of,  Alphonsc  Xenophon Ba'rnett. ������������������  DUNCAN  ESTABLISHED 1878  and QUAniCHAN  W. P, JAYNES  ���������Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Merchandise���������  AGENTS FOR���������The American Cveam   Separator Co.,  Grant Powder Co.,  and B. C. Pottery Company.  Also Manufacturer of all kinds of Feed from Home Grown Products.  Quamichan Hotel  ���������0-  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  the discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  PEOPLE AS THEY PASS.  One of the' first things noticed, by  j strangers in Seattle 'is the fact that  there are one or two hills .scattered  "promiscuous like",-as they say in  'New-England,: through the!city., The  other day an eastern woman reached  Seattle to, join her husband. She  has a small son of live and he is a  young man of some brains andcon-  siderable adaptability. As the trio  are to make their home.here, the  mother, after taking one good look  at the town, told the boy that the  first thing he should do would' be to  get used-to , the hills, as he would  probably have to climb a good many  of them. -  The easterners got comfortably settled in a flat uptown.   The flat is on  the, second floor, and there is a long,  straight staiiway     leading up to it.  On lhe second.   day of  their arrival  the   mother     heard a     noise on the  stairs,   i I  resembled ������������������'much the sound  of a iiiaii __ when be tries  to get upstairs     at '6     a-  m. after being Out  with the iioys, and later eoui.i.eiit.al-  ly informs   Ins wile that he had 'jus  alinful     'uitiatioii    al th'. lodge,  in*  dear.':   'lhe     mother  went  out  into  Lhe hall,   tier    small son was busily  A<������Uft*������<i******fe<^^&fe���������^o!j^4^,ftiefe**������������***^*������!������#*������  Co  Union  Brewing  NANAIMO,   B. C.  BOCK BEER  NOW ON TAP  The yearly return of the BOCK BEER Season is of interest to the  Brewer as .well as the Public, and the .Union Bock Beer for 1905,  will show that special care has been takeb in the manufacture of  this superior, article.  4  *  t  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged bed     or bars of the river I engaged in running upstairs and then  below low   water marlc, and subject    unieuly  sliding   down   again.   lie was  Keast's Livery 6c  Freighting Stables  Headquarters   for  Tourists and Commercial Men  BOATS ON SOMENOS LAKE.  Splendid' Fishing, Telephone connection.  FRANK COiYRUYT, Prop.  Duncans Station.  -H. Keast, Proprietor  Stage leaves Mount Sicker at   7 a.m.,  at 12:30 p.m., daily,  except  returning,  leaves   Duncan  Sundays.     (Specials at short notice.)  X   X   DUNCAN,   B.   C.   X   X  ROBT. GRASSIE &, SON  GENERAL BLACKSMITHS  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm  HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY  AN EASTER OPENING  FAIR'S  MlliliF STORE  OPENED AT DUNCAN  Newest  creations  in Millinery. Up-  to-date "flats   Made and Trimmed to  Order at.Shortest Possible Notice.  FLOWERS,     FOILAGE.   All-   Ladies     cordially      invited     to  inspect  STATION STREET,  DUNCAN, B.C.  DUNCAN   LIVl^and STABLES  S. J. Hagan, Manager  ���������f    Freight ing a Specialty   -f  PRICES HODERATE  FIRST-CLASS  TURNOUTS     OF    RIGS,    HARNESS,   HORSES.  DUNC AN.IB. C.  Your patronage solicited  ANIDEALTOURIST AND  HEALTH RESORT  HOTELSTRATHCOHA  Tourists  and sportsmen  making this hotel  their headquarters will appreciate the excellent cuisine and service.  Electric light is fitted through  out.    There is a good   supply  of water.    No mosqultos.  SHAWNIGAN LAKE .B. C.  Pharmacist  Telephone  in  Connection.  *^->K-)*r->K-^r-H^K-  ��������� ^^ik^h^h^k^h^r^r^k  *  fi  I  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.  Mr  Oddfellows Block    ���������    ���������     ���������������  _    _    ���������    ���������    ��������� Duncanv, B.C.  -5K - *" Hf^lr-;<e;r^lv^v-)r;~ir^f^  *  )i  5s  WHITTOME  -*  FOR DISPOSAL OF MINERALS.  ON  DOMINION  LANDS IN MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES     AND    THE  YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may he purchased  at $10 per acre for soft coal and $20  for anthracite. Not more than 320-  acres can be acquired by one individual or company. Royalty at the rate  of ten cents per ton of 2,000 pounds  shall be collected on the gioss output.  , Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  and over and joint stock companies  holding  free miners'  certificates may  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,  obtain entry for a mining location. permission may be granted by the  A free mini's certificate is granted   Minister  of     the Interior  to  locate  for one or more years, not exceeding  claims containing iron and mica, also  five years, upon payment in advancs  copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  $7.50  per  annum  for  an  individual,    area not exceeding 160 acres,  and from $50 to $100 per annum for      The     patent for  a mining location  a company,according  to  capital. shall provide for the payment   of   a  A  free     miner,  having  discovered    Royalty of 2������ per cent, of thc sales  mineral in place, may locate a claim {)f the products of the location.  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the     placer     Mining���������Manitoba and tho  *ame with  two legal posts,  bearing   N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Terri-  location notice's, one at each end   on tory���������Placer  mining claims generally  the line of the lode or. vein. are ioo ft. square,      entry fec$5, re-  The claim shall he recorded within newable yearly. On the North Saskat  fifteen days if located within ten ^hewan River claims are either bar  miles of a mining recorder's office, one 0r bench, the former being 100 feet  additional day allowed for every ad- iong an(i extending between high and  ditional ten miles or fraction. The i0w water mark. The latter includes  fee for recording a claim is $5. bar diggings, but extends back to the  At least $100 must be expended jbaseof the hill or bank, but not ex-  on the claim each year or paid to'ceeding 1,000 feet. Where steam pow-  the mining  recorder  in  lieu  thereof,    er is used, claims 200 feet wide may  to the rights of all persons who have,  or who may receive, entries for bar-  diggings or bench claims, except on  the Saskatchewan River, where tlie  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 -miles,  but where  a person  or company   has  obtained more than one lease       one  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction  is sufficient.   Rental,  $10     per  annum for each mile of.river leased.  Royalty at the rate of 2J per   cent,  collected  on  the output after it   exceeds $10,000. .   ,, v     '   ',*."  Dredging, in the Yukon Territory-  Six leases of five miles each, mayrDe  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  bclowlow water mark, that boundary to be fixed by its position on the  lstday of August iu the year of the  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from the  date of the lease, and one dredge for  each five miles within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per. mile for  first year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year; .Royalty, same  as placer mining.  Placer Mining in the Yukon Territory���������Creek,     gulch,    river and hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet     in  ength, 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  250 feet square.  Claims are marked . by_ two legal  posts, one at each end, bearing mortices. Entry must be obtained within ten miles of mining Recorder's office. One extra day allowed for each  additional ten miles or fraction.  Thc person or company staking a  claim must bald a free miner's C3rti-  ficate. ��������� K '   '.   ," ���������'.'.; -  The discoverer ol a hew mine is entitled to a claim, jof 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 tire 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,     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  year to the value of at least $200.  A certificate  that  work has      been  done must be retained each year;     if  not, thc claim .-iail lie deemed to   be  abandoned,  and    open  to occupation  and entry by a free miner.  The boundaries of a claim may   be  defined absolutely  by having a survey  made  and publishing  notices  in    the  Yukon  official  Gazette.  Petroleum���������All unappropriated Dominion lands in Manitoba, thc 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 exccci  tlirsc times tlie breadth.  Should  the  prospector  discover   oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactor-  breathless ami, almost exhausted,  hut in. such a hurry to repeat the  perfonuaiKC each Lime itiat he did'nt  even see- his puzzled parent watching  him. .    ���������>  "What on earth are you doing,?-'  queried the mother. "Trying- to tear  the house down? Stop that."  'the youngster, just, ready to take  another downward ' slide, looked up  the hall at-'his mother.  "1 don't   -think you     g'u-ite under-  standy"  he said, ���������'.with much dignity,  "You see, you     told me to get used  to tlie    hills of     Seattle, and I am  just acting like most people here do  when_ they      go  up     and    down the  streets.   It's  quicker  than   practising  out of doors to do.it right here, yo.u  know, and besides not nearly as hard  on your clothes.  "���������P-.l.  The Union Brewing Co.'s Bock has been brewed for a number of  months and stored in their famous cellars until it has reached the  proper age, and is now ready and procurable: on draught' at all  Saloons. .'.'���������'-.  #^*****#*������������ir#****.**~~-  ���������������"#������������?'i**<if**"������it#*'**<r*#-  i  V  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made to order end Repaired at short notice.     Drill Sharp:nm  alwayenives satisfaction.    Picks handled and repaired.  Shipsmithing   in all its   Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -    -    -   -Ladysmith, b  DIGGING  SUEZ CANAL.  In    digging     the     Suez  canal the  physical conditions   presented no special     difficulty.   The     material  was  mainly.sand,- with some rock in thin  strata near     Cilialouf, and tbe greatest* elevation     to be cut through did  not exceed "CO feet, and  that only for  a. short    distance.   Tho tides are inconsiderable,   necessitating  no  costly  controlling works.   Labor   was abundant,- and so cheap that rt competed  successfully' with      mechanical   methods for    much     of the. work.   In the  early stages of thc work  hand labor  with wheelbarrows    and buckets was  largely-'.used,.-    and men even scooped  the iuud with their hands.   The cuts  through    the high ground were taken  out in  this ���������- crude way,  the rate of  wages being [15 cents to 20 cents per'  day, without board.    -  'All the'dredges .were'Of the endless  chain type, and at fust the material  was deposited into barges and dumped into     lakes or in     the sear Soon  great diiT.culty,     was  encountered  in  getting' rid   of the stuff, and dredges  -with a long shoot or "couloir" were  devised.   In these dredges the material was raised     to a height of -10 to  -J!   feet and     dumped into a hopper,  .whence  the spoil  was carried ashore  in a     couloir     some    220 feet long.  This couloir consisted of a trough or  spout    carried     by a skeleton frame  or   cantilever     of wrought iron, the  base of which rested     on a separate  float  alongside  the   dredge.   The cou-  lair had a slope shore-wards of about  1  in  10, and     the discharge was as-  sis'led by a stream of water, and by  a    chain     with     scrapers   attached  \\ hiiii was caused to travel down the  bottom or the couloir.  The greatest, difficulty was to dispose oT the material on the bank  safely, and it is evident that, whatever tiie length of the couloir, the  deposit, of mud, sand and .water must  sooner or later reach a point at  which some of the material will run  back again into lhe canal.���������Engineering Magazine.  WE   NEVER  SLEEP  BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LO OKOUT FOR THE BEST MKATS  IN THE MARKETS.  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF THE  ROCKIES. YOU WILL GET THE BEST IP YOU BUY FROM US.  PANNELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK,) GATACRE  STREET,/ LADYSrllTH    ���������  >��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������^  $'*  LAPYSMiTH TRANSFER Co!  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  MOVJi.  .Stables^n'rear of Ladysmith Hotel.   Leave orders at therAbbottsIord.  f WILLIAM   ������ 1> WASKETT  '���������������������������������������������������������������������:������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-*-������  wtwm  VICTORIA,B.C.  LADIES'OF. LADYSMITH  Whitney Go-Carts are the most popular line in America today and  have been for nearly half a century.     The Pride of Babydom.  THERES' A REASON  and it's this���������they are bettor    value,  ial and finish than any otbii" make,  one���������then decide.  better  design,  better mater-  Ask anv mother who    owns  rilL"*     ONLY  FOR 2,000  ly 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 by ordcr-in-coun-  cil.  JAS.   A. SMART.  Deputy Minister  nf  the  Interior.  Department  of the Interior, ���������-.,    .  DOCTOR  _ MILES.  Among the sparse settlements along  the    bleak     coast of     Labrador and  Newfoundland,  ;l     young  Englishman  and Oxford man has  given  the people,  fur  thirteen years practically  the only medical     comforts   I hey  have had.  I'y boat  in summer and by dog irain  through  Ihe snows,  he  reaches every  harbor  from     Newfoundland   to Hudson  Strait,   fie     is   the comfort and  hope of  the frugal,  ca.re. pinched  people  of   the  whole.     long coast.   This  yuung doctor has wtittcn  a story of  a  winter's experience.    Me     writes a  simple,     direct     account of a freely  given,  arduous     service.   It has  thc  lang of  the cold  north about it, and  it.  is a     hopeful     picture of a little  known people,    the farthest outposts  of the northern coasts.  RECLINING GO-CART  like illustration, handsome, varnished, Oak-  body, . with mattress  cushion in plain "iop,  has Silesia Parasol  and all the latis'.  Whifney improvements,  and  the cost ... $13.00  We have just issued  new sheet of  STYLE  for    1905,   illustrating   p  and pricing 25 new pat  .terns in all styles, Reclining Carls,   Folding  Carts,  Pullman  Sleepers, etc.     Send for   a  copy.  /  ������-������ ^������^iv^?<������4^.M;Bsie^**.������������-  wnafEs^s"gs^iss^is^sgssEE^affiE3&^  To  Make Hard Times  Good  and Good Times   Better  Buy Your Meats*From  H. & W. MEATIMRKET  NEXT DOOR TO THOMSON'S HARDWWARE STORE.  WE CAN1 SATISFY YOU  Mrs.     fi'i.bson    (."<a'mJble, of Jersey  Shore, while using a sewing machine  the other day,     got her finger under  the  needle,   which  pierced  ihe   finger  ami   held   her  a prisoner   for   thirty-  five minutes  before  she  succeeded  in  being  released.    She   was  obliged   to  drag the machine across, the room to  the  door   to attract  attention  of     a  neighbor   woman.    It   was   necessary  to  call several men  who were oblig- ,  ed   to take the machine apart in or-.j Is* AVdlWe  der to 1 iterate the finger, |.  M. R, SIMPSON.  Solicitor,  Etc.  Money   to   loan  ���������LADYSMITH  H. O. MILES  Contractor  and Builder  REPAIRING  of   all  kinds promptly;  attended to.    Shop on Gatacre    ��������������� THE   DAILY   LEDGER  mum  FOR RENT.  A bouse on Warren street, near 1st  Avenue, four rooms, comfortable and  .complete. Woodshed, water, etc.  Knquire at Ledger Office.  Mr Dujipisse, of Warren street, will  remove lo  Vancouver  next  week,  Mr.   Russet  Simpson caiuo      back,  from  Ndiiaimo on  tho morning ir������u:i.  Mrs. F. Hawes, accompanied  "Miss Hawes, left on a (rip to  capital  Uiis morning.  by  lhe  "The  on  ThV Colonist of today says:  thriving little tov,h of Duncans  the line of the K. N. railway is io  have a newspaper. A. 10. (ire.lift ood, proprietor of the Central Job  Printing Co., has disposed of bid  plant to Harry Smith, who proposes  to establish t-hc- paper, and operate  ,i ,ob ollice in codne--"tion therewith.  U.'lleiN, oi this city, will be plac-el  in cba-rge. "-*'--'  TTs      i*     "v     '������*     ?t\  a.  SPORTS  HT  -*-*Hie-)fr-}*^-;&-*e^  Popular for Alay at Knight's.  No country in the world ea������ furnish a better article ol climate than  can this section after the winter  lains arc over.  What has become of all our Bogar-  diisrs and Carvers who said they  could shoot.  anj way.  The "giv-. your money back jf you  loose; keep'it if you win" poker club,  has not !iai' ft session for .1 hi* ���������past.  week oi  two.  R. Williamson, of the City ..Market,-  tins' been installing'a large ice room  in his 1st ,Y\enuo shop. It will ad 1  to his cold storage room a much  needed .-improvements. ,.-,.  Messis.   Beveridge and Reifel     .ire  considering   plans  in connection    villi  the rebuilding of the Central hoU'L  s   ������  Ralph Smith, M.P., has, at   the re-  i:%'est of the school clerk, very kind'y j    f^e gai  .stnt forward from Ottawa a full set ! sharp, pr"'  of, Dominion maps for use in  the La  (lysmitb  public schools.  Complaint     came down  lo Officer  Ciiisidy   last  evening   that   A.   Newman,      a twelve-year' old   toy  whose  parents live upon  the bill, but whose  fat her lately went  lo Boundary, had '  disappeared and   was  tbought  to   be  drowned a.s  he went away om a Ashing trip the day lofore.   On the score I  that  ft ho go a-lishing and get drowned,  the neighbors'did not worry. Later  on Officer  Cassidv: learned  that    the  , The following team will play for  Ladysmith    against Nanaimo  in   the  ' Association football Match that is  to come oft on the Hunker grounds on  the 23 inst.  ! Goal���������E. Ninmio; full lads, T. Mc-  Clatohic, J. Nimmo; half backs, A.  Hailstones, J. Eno. R. McMi.lan;  forwards, .1. Sanderson, R. Crosier,  J. Adam, (centre): A.  Morrison,     T.  . .VcMillan;   reserve, A. Michie,  me, which will start at 2.30  omises'to be full of interest.  The footballeis will  plcrsc turn   out  to practice in costume tomorrow  evening.  THE MAT.    -  AI the wrestlaing match in he  Nanaimo opera house last evenirg.  Johnson defeated Weeks with ease,  throwing him three times in less Mian  IS minutes. Johnson altogether outclassed his opponent and in conse-  ������|iieiice  the match" lacked real inter-  ZZtn m < iMr^wnitwiKxwiji  it  is only  the good  little  ooys Jesl.    wt,cks appeared    at his      best.  but  Johnson  was  more  skilled     in  the ways of the. game, ami wrestled  in  a thoroughly     scientific     maim.-i',  To All    Our  Patrons  We Extend an ������as=  ter   Greeting  .ot I  Tcnnesee's- Partner wilt he weli  worth ieeiii;r at the Opera Hoi;sj tonight. Seats should be p ���������'"���������-���������-' at  J-'lair an J Adam's before six o'clock  if you 'wish to b# certain of good  ones.  As the business houses in Ladysmith wi'l keep open-' tomorrow-,  Good'.Friday, and will close on Monday,- it being Easter Monday. The  Ledger will be issued to-morrow as  usual but' will not be issued ou Moti-  di'.y.  Will Marsh, 'the well-known manager of the Clara Mathes .Company,'  is, as is also Miss 'Mathes, very well  acquainted with a good many Ladysmith people, having met them iu  Wellington years ago, when members  oCtlie Harry Lindlay Company, for  which' many an old timer yet has a  friendly enqitiry.  Adjutant and Mrs. Nelson, of the  Victoria Salvation Army, will hold *  an open air service on 1st Avenue  near Forcinuner's Store ar 7:30 this  evening. <������������������ Good music and jsin-gittj.  - All are invited.  Mrs. J. E. Smith and children returned home ^yesterday from Vancouver, where they have been visiting-  relatives for some, weeks. ��������� While iii  the Terminal city Mrs.-Smith took  hospital treatment and is much improved^ in health.    ..  youngster of twelve, who would  go to school any more after i.is  father left, bird gone up to "vorthfield  ai.d   bad   not.  taken   the 'trouble     to  let  his mother know it.  ���������. ^% . :  ���������  , MARUL.UiE.JN. VICTORIA. .���������,,  ^���������Vt ttbb: hoSie i>f%Irir AVIfrSf-Huxta-  blc- Fernwood'' Road;, last evening  Rev; J. McCoy united in marriage  Mr.~ Wallace", McB.-Rowes,-'formerly'  Victoria, and Miss Helen C "''chic,  daughter of Mr. and Mrs."Jo. lich-  ie,:-of Ladysniith.. The groom W,as  supported by Mr. F. VV. Bowes- in-i  '.he  bride  was attended  by her  sis-.  Jie.r. Miss I. Michie. .Only the. imim;-.  (iiate relatives and friends of 'lie  contracting  parties- were,  r,resent   at  I the ceremony. After a slnrt ���������honeymoon  tour Mr. end Mrs.  Bowes  .vill  I talcc up their resideiice in Ladysiv.it!i  , wlier.V Mr. Bowes has hern local manager of the     Canadian Pacific. Railway Company's Telegraphs for some  lime past. .  and bis superiority was obvious from  the start. .  Bob Swanson gave every satisfaction as referee, and thc event went  off without disturbance of any l.in.j-  EASTER   IS THE  TIME  fo.  sunshine and  for  flowers.  It's   the  time  when   we     all  take a fresh grip of life.  It is  the natural  derirc    r)r  everyone   to  appear   in    NEW  GARMENTS  on  Easter   Sunday.  If you are . not ready  for Easter Stindny we  can put you in order  in about 30 minutes  and you'll be as vvel'  dressed as anyone in  the Easter parade.  ~������&&������g������*������~g������Z ���������    in ,ihm, iunv until next meeting, v.'hen  lhe l.icrosse delegates will report a.s  to ft bet her I hey ft'ill accc.ut 5>50 foi  a game bet ft ecu two local teams, or  a laiger   grant   for an  outside  team.  It was decide, d  to  bold   the basketball game inside.  Ah   additional   sum   of   *26       Wis  granted   Ihe   laciosse   club   providing  they bring an outside team here    on  the  21th   of  May,   Vancouver  preferred.  Mr.  May,  Manager of tbe Bank of  Commerce,   was  appointed   treasurer  of  the celebration funds in  the  olaec  of  Mr.   Williams,  who  had   resigned  that  position.     Mr.   Iloiilt' rcpoited  having   seen   Mr.   Stockett   in   reference 'to   the use  of  the  Green,  which  was   readily   granted,   on   condition  that  no damage was  done to       the  grounds.  Thc amount or $22.')  was  appropriated  for  afire   worLs'. display   (Hi",  sum lo  be  left   in  the hands of   Mr  Pilh-ndr'Mh) in rtho   place of Mho W-O  which  had  formeily   hem donated  the  regatta.    The  meeting   then  ai  journed   till   Wednesday   next   at 7.:  p.m.     ���������..-...  CAST  g  -\fi  "1 lello!"'-, said ��������� the  first "merchant.  ���������''How do you find  business?" - ;      \  '���������'By   advertising,",.replied  the up-  to-date man.  New      York,     April' 20.���������Arrived,  .steamer Armenian  from   Liverpool.   *   -*   + ' ��������� -  -  Belfast,   Ireland,   April   20.���������    the  new Haiiiburg-Aineriean line steamer  .America,     was launched here today.  She is intended for the'intermediate  service, between' Hamburg and     few  j York.   Her;tonnagc is"' about- 22,"<ii'������,.  jwitii     a capacity   of   lfi,000   tons   of  ; cargo' and.   about <������,0A00  passengers :  and crew.  The  Salvation Army meeting Mo be  held   early   this  evening   on  Forcim-  , iner's  corner-ilibiild   be  well  attend-  r-.l.   There will he music and singing  The Salvatinn. Army in the large cities  particularly, do a class of  work  that is done .by no other sect.    Tbe  bbplters:   "aivd 'quarters  established  have furnished many a thousand  ��������� nan"  with shelter and food who'otherwise  mi;sIr iiav������ gone  unfed  and without  she",t5t\v'  '"'''"- .���������_������������������-'���������'"-��������� ���������?���������-.'-.- ;  It is getting so of late  that- even  the    fish living in far oil Cowichan  Lake are not ..safe from  the--W.a'tori's  of Ladysmith.  __ rrOr������������������������������������..������������������'."���������  Sergeant Hannay'^of the city-police  .oree,: lotoks -.very-v natty -iii -his  m-w  imifbrrn.    It: is now 'up to the ..light  force to get in line as, thei_Nana,iiiio  night, force has',done, and have  uniform.  CI:  'Boating and canii>ing  will  soon be  I in ordvr if ill is .warm, spell of we.ii,!i-  ������r eontinues.,......   -  -   ������������������"������������������.      ������������������������������������-.  E: &  A-good variety . of pictifrf p������st  cards, eighty different' kinds at  Knight's Book Store.   : ���������o~  -  LAST  NIGHT'S  PERFORMANCE  A full house greeted Clara Mathes  and her company in The Russian'Spy  last evening, and the avdience seemed thoroughly sat'-isfi'ed with thc performance. The play was interesting, .and with slight exceptions, appeared to be thoroughly rehearsed  After the'firse act the theme never  once lacked interest, parts were all  carried through most creditably. The  fiist appearance of Miss Mathes was  greeted with applause and before sha  had spoken half-a-dozcn fiees she had  won her way info the hearts of the  audience. She is a cultured actress and her rich, clear voice, hcr  graceful movements and her clear,  natural manner of act ing ma' e her  deserving of the reputation she. has  won for herself on this coast.. Sha  is support-id by a fairly good company. In the. play last evening Norman Ililyard discharged his part in  a manner that was most entertaining, but of the male characters the  acting of Neil Brodie as Gen. Lus-  sac was the mest praisworthy. His  part called for clever work and he  was the right man in the rijjht  place. ���������  It can safely he said that Miss Mathes company is by far the cleverest  tbat has ever visited this city, and  those who turned out to the performance last evening were thoroughly  pleased  with   it.  In the presentation tonight the.  members of the company are said to  be seen at their best, so those who  patronize the alt'air can rely upon  spending an enjoyable evening.  Some of the specialties between the  acts last evening were very good, the  harp and mandolin duet, and the sons  by Mr. Hilyard being great "hits"  As  May   1st-  is  approaching i many  people  are either  getting  ready  for  Youse" cleaning or  moving.  With, the  average,. man  the.re. seems  little .di'T-  erj.nce.   In either case the. housefcem)-  ���������>r is  happy for then, if at no other  time  in   the-  year,   frer  authority  supreme.  is  HOLIDAY   ARRANCE-  :   -MENTS-;-'      '/'"' .  The     E.  & N.  Railway company  have a special' traiii   service  lasting  from Friday until Monday next;  ;���������.:>���������  'ill 2dtli,  :On'-'eacb day between vh'-jsc  'dates: there will'be'two,', trains     iuu  in -both 'directions^ on the sanic   c'ie-  !dule. as the Wednesday,  Sunday   ind  Saturday     trains.   Special cxcursimi  rates      will  he in effect between  ail  stations, the tickets being good 'mm  Friday,      April   --21st; until Easter-  Mondav.  DRYSDALE - STEVENSON  Go.   Ladysmith  j:p  iei  3  ID CO.  ^SSAj.  business peojile refused  to donate until' something  def'nile   was   done.  The     communication     fiom   Thos.  Watson,     chief of  the  Victoria     'ire  department,   was  next   taken  up  ioi  discussion, when it   was finally decided'",   that   owing   to   the scarl'ily   of  funds,no'hose reel contests would br.  held  in connection   with   the celebration./-  The      repoit  or   the  regaltn  lonimittee  was next   taken  up    nud  after much discussion  it   was de-ided  that no regatta he held  and  that, iu  its   place  children's   singing   be   'mid  on the water-front,  followed by      a  lire-works display.  the lacrosse representatives ad-  "dressed the meeting staling' that, -'.ij  the amount t'uU jiv^jiwjirded for a  lacrosse n.-.iuc, was insuMicient to  bring an oidsiyie Jcam, and asking  for a lvi^r^fiWiu'tirnt ;^Bter alene;ili  ened discussion  the matter was left  WHOLESALE PRYUOODS.  Victoria, B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  of  OVKHALLS.  BLOUSES,  .JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHIRTS, ETC.  Order Your  HOT CROSS  BUNS  -At���������  HOY'S BAKERY  We have the latest designs in  MILLINERY  LACE CURTAINS  BLOUSE SUITS  ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS  NEW HOSIERY AND MSDEKWtAR  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd,  GATACRE ST.  sua  LABYSMITH  ���������mwiin in ii i *i n     i"n"~'TTTnrriin uuni���������  SZSms&f^&gmSGS&i  EQQS  1st   1 venue,. - - r ���������  Lad/smith  OF  W.'H. LIVFLY  K.$9R!N9>:,J������WELRY'  What Do These Suggest?  Hot House Tomatoes and Durkee's Salad  Dressing.  Hot House Cucumbers  and C/and B. Vinegar.  Hot House Lettuce and Durkee's Salad Dressing.  Lettuce, Maple Leaf Lobster, Durkee's Salad Dressing  Lettuce, flagnolia Shrimps, and Durkees Salad Dressing. ���������������..'.  ��������� receive fresh, lots of thc above every few days.  Consisting of WATOHES, CLOO:  ;    fi vierware, Knives, Forks, Sp ons  and Fancy Goods  AH these Will be SoM at  Less  Than 50c -Oh-;$l*0O;  W.T.HEDDLE   CO.  Williams' Block  Xiodysmith  Particular Grocers. ,  Telephone  Ladysmith  Opera House  -:o.-  NANAIMO  NOTES.  The adjourned meeting of the    f,lc-  bration   coiiiinittee   was' held.     l.rsi  C'Vi-iiintj; in  the city hall, Mayor. Plan-  ta    presiding.    The   niiiufti's   of     he  pruvious   iiicetiiifi;   were  read  and    ��������� u  motion     adopted.    A   coniniunicaliou  i from  Thos.  Watson,  of  Victoria,    in  I reference   to   a firemen's   lournanii nt  Istatiiii; thnt he was trying to ind i.-o  the  Victoria  celebration   coinmittee  l.o grant   about. $-l(Kl  for a hose    eel  I ; toiirnainent   to   be  held   on  May   '2ii,  I Popular prices,  25, 35 and 50  cents, 'and  if   Nanaimo  would  grant.       the  'same    sum   for   May   21th,   oulsid'.'a  Reserved  seats  on._������ale  at  Blair  <V '  Adam's.     Doors  oreii  al.  7:L5.    Performance begins at 8 o'clock.  WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY  Evenings. ]  CLARA MAI HfS COMPANY  We are also Making a Largs Reduction in the prices  of our Large and Weil Parted sto jk so as to  make this an interesting Oiearing sale.  Dont Hiss This Chance if You are Looking For  Bargains.  B.FORCJMHER  WATCHMAKER,   JEWELER,  OPTICIAN  Ladysmith,   B. C.  s  Now that EASTER lime is here you will  want FRESH EUGS, which we have just from  the ranch.  25 CENTS PER DOZEN  Dying Eggs, Five Cents per Packet.  BLAIR St KDKM  PHONE  CARLISLE   BLOCK  '  1  W. G. Fraser  First Avenue,  ������c  i teams might be induced to compete,  "ie communication   was   ordered   ie  up under its |>ro  f^Ss^f������SS!^^-X^ims^S^StSSSy^^^SSSS,  SEEN  Those ShTts, Nobby Ties and Fancy Vests?  Up to the Minute in Style and Coloring.  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.  WILLIAMS   "liLOCiK.      -   -   ^ _  TELEPHONE  8-7  ceived and broufh,.,  per head. The hose, reel commit^-'"  suhiiiiltiHl a report for a contest to  contain   the following  programme:  Wet, test,  first prize  V.00  Wet Test,  second  prize       -1-50  Speed  Race,  first  firizc    5 HO  Speed  Race, second  prize,     -Sofi  t!oiij)ling Race, first iprize   -I" 150  foupling  Race,  second  prize  $i0fl  In     case only two teams conip"te  only one prize would--be allowed.  The   regatta  committee  submitted  a pioii-rainme calliing for $275,  w hi oil  report was accepted lo be. brought  up  for discussion later on.  The collectors reported that owing  to no satisfactory pro^/amme ha'��������� ing.  as yet been arranged, roost of    the  Merchant Tailor,  (ist Avenue)  Spring Stock on hand. Call early  get your choice.  nd  We Have Just  Finished  lock Ta  and we findlwe have too many  WINDOW SH4P1  "  ODD LINES,In. ALL ABOUT  ISO  Which we will clean out this weeK ai  SO CENTS EACH  Some with Lace  hr-sl   values.  and some without   'lace.       The    early  buyer gets  the  LADYSMITH HARDWARE CO., Ltd  Charlie Dunn  MERCHANT TAILORS  Every  25 cent  chance  in   the  Draw ing  Hes  purchase  drawing  place  of \V idle Swan Soap, enlillos you to u  s high genili! I'erliuer (! rani-o-pboue.  iikiiiIIi  in  L.iih'smitlt.  for  (hi  Ask for Coupons.  HBiftfflB������BiBBIBB������i^^  NEW    SPRING   AND   SUMMER GOODS'JUST ARRIVED.  Charles Dunn, 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 guarant ec all stock and a perfect,  fit at   tho  lowest'possible rates.   Suits  from       $15.00 up.   Tunis  from $1.00 up. All  Hand-made.        ��������� -������ ~ ~  Two First Class Residence)  M  To Rent  In the Centre (.. Lhe C Hy  JOHN STEWART R O. Box  FIRE,   LIFE   AND   ACCIDENT  INSURANCE.  CONVEYANCING  i68  *ss>'  ������������������4  1  <9  lit  NOTARY   PUIiLIC.

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