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Array :*^a������au=ttL������ctiia>^  ������^^p3fc$S#5^Jl  j^GISLATlVE ASSEMBLY.  '������������������MtfJ\  *L  :^aUllimmtsiM^^  DUNCANS &  LADSYHITH  LADYSMITH  & DUNCANS!  ^VOI,.  2,  MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1905.  PRICE   FIVE GENTS  HISPANIC  OFI$1,500,000  President of First National Bank  i ;���������������������������';  ���������'.-���������        ���������' ���������'   .'    "'��������� '-.'���������.'   ' ' " ���������; '..' -     ' ������������������''  today Admits His Appropriation of Above Sum  RACE FOR  LIFE  fcasSLM  Milwaukee,   Wis.,   April   21.���������Frank  Bigclow,, president of the First National Bank of this city, and former  president of   the  American  Bank';r,v:  Association, it is alleged has 'defaulted, thc bank's funds to  the extent of  i;i,C0.>,000.    The  directors   of      'he  bank have dsposiled  in  the hank     a  sum  sufficient  to  make   the  institution      perfectly solid.    Mr.  Bigclow,  has not yet been aires ted.  The sum of $1,635,(0-:) has been sub  scribed by the directors to jinect a.'.y  demands which may be made on ihe  bank. The aggregate wealth of lhe  bank  approximates  over  S) 2J,000,00.0  lost in .speculation and tliat he had  falsified the hooks to cover up the  defalcation. ,  Henry 0. (roll, assistant cashier of  the bank has been removed, charged  with having been' a party  to the falsification of the, figures in the banii's  books.  Mr.  Bigelowwas in his office     at  the bank as     usual  today.  He ;ias  long  occupied   a foremost   place   ..in.  the     financial circles of Milwaukee.  Last year he was  president of    the  American   Bankers'   Association.   Up  to noon   1 he defalcation  was kno jvii  '_! to only a few persons. A simple pro-  a he comptroller o   the currencyh^ . vjsjon . ,tas ,)cen n^lc  to mcefc    anv  been not.ncd and has -been asked u;  ^ Qn Ul6 bank / ,  inate an immedutei examination c , An .int.illiai0 fricn(l of P.csid������nt  the bank. Mr. Bigelow's defalcauon m^low S������iys. ,lWneat peculation  became known to the < irec ors of -the ^ cost illfi Bigelow.s tlieir name  bank on  Saturday night.   He admit  ted today that the amount had heen  ( Continued on Page Four.)  They Saved the Negro from  Lynching, but He Will  be Hanged  An Ohio Mob Will Lynch  Bad Negroes, as is Done  in the South  (Associated Press Despatches.) ���������  Columbus,   Ohio,   April   21.���������Speeding from, an angry mob of 400 White  people at Mount Vernon, Ohio, today  Deputy Sheriff Shelleidiargcr  in     an  automobile rescued  George Copeland,  a negro youth who had been, arrested  on a charge of assaulting and  'murdering Miss 'Miranda Bricker, a while  woman aged 55. years. As soon    as  word got out .that  the negro     had  Ween     placed  in jail a mob quickly  gathered.    A   big overcoat  was  put  on  Copeland  and  he  was  placed    in  the bottom of an automobile and a  rapid  run 'was made to  Centerburg,  EASTER I0UDH III Gil  r&Ris  FIFTY TWO WAR SHIPS  INCLUDING TRANSPORTS  Tremendous Fleet Left Kamranh Bay April  Twenty Second = An Engagement the  Same Nigfat is Reported  Officers and Grews Seem in Good Spirits and Expect  to win the Fight ..* Rojesvensky  is  Reported 111  President Loubet   Attends  Unveiling of Gambatta  Statue  Calm Reigns   Supreme  in  French Capital after Recent Excitement  (Associated Press Despatches.!)  Paris,   April   2-1.���������(J.20   p.m.)��������� The  foreign  office and  other government  departments  and   the  Bourse      were  closed   today in connection  with   the  Easter holidays,  which,  with       <he  Easter adjournment of hotli branches  of Parliament and the departure of  |    Kamranh      Bay, via Saigon, April   miralRojestvensky's warships to be  President Loubet and most of      :.he   24.���������(it.30  a.m.)���������The  Russian sq.ua-  aide to inspect them were' not ana-  ministers,   except  Foreign   Minister    , dron 'consisting .of 52 ships .including   nimous  regarding  the  efficiency     of  Del Cassc to attend the unveiling >A   transports, left at noon here on   A.p-   the squadron',  thc  Ganvbatta; statue at   Bordeaux,    ril 22nd,  and  the main portion   -ooji '  has resulted -in/.a period of calm  ifLcr : disappeared -in  a northerly  direction.  the excitement attending the DeJ-  Cat.sc: incident and the Japanese protest.      The foreign   office   was  open  Moit Stupendous Engineering Entcrp^  Modem  Timcs^Will^  World's Sea Routes  12 miles away, where the negro was , briefly at noon, when it was said no  placed in jail under heavy .guard, j confirmation had been received of the  awaiting, the arrival of a train lor reported cannonade outside of Kaiii-  Columbus. ', ranli  Bay during  the night of  April  Copeland; was arrested aftei: a'pack   22nd had been'received.   The officials  of; blood hounds had  trailed him Cv -I'ere  discredit, the .report   that    'he  crew of tlie interned Russian cruiser  Diana,    now at      Haifong Tonquin,  joined Ad in i ral. Rojes tvcnsk.y' prnv i oils!  to his sailing, as  the official advices  show that a daily roll call is made  for  the purpose  of  preventing     '.he  'departure of the crew.-   The neutrali-  j ty incident, is officially considered as  closed.       M. Del Casse, ,not accom-.  Sixteen   vessels,   tl;e Russian cruiser  Sviellana,  the Russian hospital  ship  HEAVY FIRING AT SEA.  Saigon,   French 'Cochin-China,   April  24.���������The complete  Russian  lleeu  left Kamranh Bay on April 22    at  Orel, four German  transports, seven j midday.    At night heavy cannonad-  Daiiish transports and three Russian   ing was heard out at sea.   It,-is'sup  er' a two-mile route to his horn?..  Miss Bricker. was a servant in the  'Fairchild family and was highly ie  spected.  I  . iJTlic treaty between the new repub- hardships of travel across tlie plains,  concess-icn  A- !..   ���������   ,  lerred  lie of Panama and the United, States  .and'the'enactment of the legislation  by the latter necessary to commence  - the work of construction, terminated  all contention over the relative value of    routes,    concessions,  policies,  etc.,  which have stood in the way of  the constructian    of an Isthmian canal for  at     least twenty-five years,  and    opens    the way for a vigorous  prosecution     of   the great maritime  enterprise.   "No  single  great  material work wliiji remains to be undertaken on this continent," said President     Roosevelt, in a     message to  Congress,   "is of such consequence to  the   American peopie as  the building,  of a canal     across  the Isthmus connecting North ami South America-* *  It is emphatically    a, work which it  is for the interest of the entire country to begin a,nd complete as .soon as  possible.   It    is     one of those great  works which only a great nation can  undertake  with  prospects, of "success,  a,nd  which when     done are not only  permanent     assetts     in the nation's  material interests, -but standing monuments, to  its  constructive ability."  As early as 1827 the use of the Isthmus  for     commercial transit  was i  discussed and     steps taken to secure .'  ,,   ,       i     ,       t,   j t.     ��������� i    i   canal across  that end.   In     that year     President  Bolivar gave a commission to ,1  Lloyd to survey the Isthmus of Panama in order to ascertain the most  eligible line of .communication across  it, vvhctlher by road or canal. Nothing came of this commission except  making surveys and formulating a  report in which a new line of travel  across the Isthmus was recommended  In 18118 the Republic of Colombia  made a grant to a French company  authorizing the construction of mai  eadainized roads, railroads and canals across the Isthmus, with the  PaciHc terminus at Panama. Several  years were spent in explorations,  .and reports were made which cneour-  iipfi.A that undertaking, and it was  decided to make further investigation with a view of. cutting through  the Isthmus to join the two oceans  hy a canal. An elaborate'report was  the result of this investigation %���������  Napoleon Garella  .the ���������construction  nothing was done.  Events that occurred aboiul the mid  die of the last century made it clear  to sagacious statesmen that a maritime connection between the two  oceans at thc Isthmus of Panama  was of the very highest importance  .to the United States. The dispute  with Great Britain as to the boundary line west of the Rocky mountains was settled hy the treaty of  18-10, and Oregon became an organized territory in 1818. By the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, in 18-18,  following the war with Mexico, California was ceded to the United  States. The discovery of gold in  that state induced many thousands  of     this country to seek  who  recommended  of the canal,  but  of people  the mining regions, and to avoid the  lines of steamships were established  between New York, anh San Jiiah del  Norte and San Francisco and Panama. This: stream of travel led to the  construction of a railroad across the  Isthmus, and was Mie means of attracting general attention to tne value and importance of communication  by that route, and gave fresh interest to thc question of constructing a  canal. The matter was taken up by  Congress and a report made, in 1549  by a committee recommending surveys from points on the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.  Nothing came from  this  investigation in the     way of promoting a canal, but it may he said that the construction of the railroad was the result.   On  the completion of the road  appropriations     were   made by Congress for   carrying    the mails across  thc  Isthmus.   Various efforts followed  to secure     concessions from New  Granada    and Nicaragua for citizens  of the United    States to construct a  canal, some of which were successful,  but none of which accomplished anything     practical.   In     1<878 the Colombian Government     made a concession  to a provisional company formed in France   for a period of ninety-  nine years,  for thc construction of a  its territory, and this  was     subsequently trans-  to the     Panama Canal Company,     which undertook the work of  construction, but'failed and went into liquidation.   Ferdinand de Lesseps  was president of .this company.   Following the     failure of De Lessups, a  new organization   was  perfected,  and  the work of construction was continued   -nerely  to     preserve the concession,  in the hope     that the property  and  concession     would  he  purchased  by the   'United States.   The price at  which the     properly was offered was  so large that the Walker Commission  which   had   investigated '   thc general  question, recommended the Nicaragua  route;   but subsequently   the  Panama  Company  offered  the entire  property  for     $1(1,000,(100,     and   thc property  was taken ny     tne United States at  those  figures.   It     is estimated that  the completion of (he canal will cost  .fill,000,000,  and if the money to be  paid the Panama     Company and the  Republic of Panama he added, it will  he seen I hat the cost, of this work to  complete will     he at least $200,000,-  000,      and   may   reach   $22.r),O0O,0()0.  The total  length of the canal will be  4!).0!) miles.   This includes seven miles  of free    sailing     on Lake  Bakio.  The  length     of  tho Nicaragua canal  is   183,Of!    miles,  including  forty-two  miles of free sailing on Lake Nicaragua.   Thus it will he seen that tiherc  is  in favor of the Panama route 100  miles of    canal navigation.   Tt is es-  ti dip .ted that a vessel would be three  times longer in     going through a canal by Nicaragua than hy the Panama route.  Aside   from   the value  of   the  canal  to   the   United   States,   from   a ���������liili-  The engagement of the Clara Mathes! troupe which closed Thursday evening, was a most successful one.  Mr. Marsh states thai; Miss Mathes  will again visit Ladysmith with her  company in a few weeks.  ���������'".'' ''...'      '        ���������  o- ���������..  ; TURFMAN IS DEAD.  New Orleans,  April  21.���������James   I.  Carroll, better known as  "Virginia"  Carroll, for many years one of    '��������� lie ' orders have been received to dispatch | lie saw twenty warships.  panying     President Loubet to rtor-  deaux is due to the unsettled status  of the Moroccan question and to the  possibility  of  further  complications  over neutrality:    A telegram     from  transports      remained  in   the  offing.  Fishcniuii     <and   others  assert   that  they heard   hea"vy   cannonading      ;ff  Kamranh .Bay- (luring lira evening of  April 22nd.    Those who saw Rojestvensky prior   to  his departure    nay  he  is..suffering from 'dysentery,     ;.c-  coiiipanied  by  severe pains.   All   -the  officers-,  and  crews-of the Russian  ships appeared to he full of (confidence  it is believed:-here that it is Admiral   Rojestvensky's   intention .to      do  everything  possible  to have  Admiral  Nebogatoff join him before undertaking a decisive battle.   A torpedo bo������t  destroyer is patrolling- the coast.  .The French  third class cruiser De  Cartes left here at two o'clock Saturday afternoon  for a point on   "lhe  posed a portion  of the Russian rle.it  was   engaged   with   Japanese  scouts.  Vice Admiral Rojestvensky was    reported lo be s uttering from dysentry.  MORE  RUMORS  OF   PEACE.  '  St. Petersburg,   April 2.4.���������(5.55 t.  m.)���������Mysterious   rumors   that      another attempt at peace negotiations  is pending are circulating     in     iigh  quarters and  the  United  States   is  directly   mentioned   as   the  interme-  ditary.   The Associated Press    has  not-,yet been able to obtain any '.n- I hieing too risky for the Japanese ar-  firmation of the reports. No inlima-Jnvy,'to undertake any serious . opera-  from  the coast.    The vessels      are  steering northward.  REPORT OF SQUADjRONS.  ... St. Petersburg,: April 24.���������(11 a.m.  ���������The  admiralty  is disposed  to    ac  cept with reservation all foreign telegrams announcing the whereabouts of  Vice-Admiral.Kamimura and the Jap  anese ships, believing that many of  them     are    purposely  sent  out for  strategical      deception.    The  Novoe  Vreinya this" morning prints a'rurnn-  that the opposing squadrons were already  engaged  Saturday,   hut      lhe  paper' has nothing to support     the  report and no credence is placed   in  it..: ,' ..  OYAMA WAITING FOR TOGO.  St. Petersburg, April 24.��������� The  news from Manchuria indicates that  Field Marshal Oyama's plans await  the result of the naval battle,     it  Toulon saysit is rumored there that ..J coast .where a fisherman reports, that  Washington.  tion of such amove has reached, the  American Embassy, but' at the foreign office this afternoon an official  enquired, perhaps significantly, when  Presidsnt Roosevelt would return to  most noted figures on the American  turf, is dead here of cancer aged 47  years.'' ' ';���������":.���������  Y  Mr. Robert Grant, M.P.P. was a  passenger hornet' from Victoriav last  .week....He. expressed .'himself as directly opposed to the "Coal Mines  Regulation Act" and ic of thc opinion that such legislation would distinctly injure legitimate industry.���������-  Cumberland News.  '��������� ^   STORM  NOT  IMPROVING.  Denver,      Colo.,      April 24.��������� The  storm that began 3arly Sunday morning continued -today and  the plains  of eastern Colorado are .covered with  snow six inches deep. Telegraph wires north,  west  and  south  of    .this  cily igenerally are rendered unserviceable.   Salt  Lake   City   was   entirely  isolated early  today-so far as  telegraphic communications  were     ion-  csrned,    The storm extended      from  the  Panhandle  of Texas   to  Cents: il  Wyoming.       Little damage  to  railroads is reported so far.  the French armoured cruisers Kleber  aiitl Derax to the Far East and  to  hold the third class cruisers .'Cashard  and-Alger 'in readiness to'Tput5 to sies;:'  +  JEROME CAN KEEP LETTERS.  Brooklyn,   April  24.���������Justice  Gay-  nor in the State Supreme Court, f.l-  SQUADRON NEAR SAIGON.  Although the Russian crews were Saigon, April 24.���������According to  confident of victory, independent "oh- the latest news received here the  servers who got near enough to Ad-  Russian squadron  was fifteen miles.  tions while the outcome of the , sea  fight is in the balance.    Should Admiral  Rojestvensky  reach  Vladivostock,' and Admiral Togo still; be- ������bio  to protect the     Japanese lines     >f  communication,  the general b-eliBf at  the war office is that the  Japanese  will  forthwith   attempt to  cut    ol  and invest Vladivostock and make <,f  the:place another Port Arthur. .  SUICIDE AT NIAGARA,  Niagara/ Falls,"N.   Y.,   April 34.���������  An     unknown  man walked  out :nto  the "rapids  of  the   American  channel  ed a decision, denying the petition of ,abovc <'������alcland bridge this after-  counsel for J. Morgan Smith and ,l00n a,ul was cauSht b>' the swift  his wife for an order compelling "Pis- current-aivd earned down ,the stream  trict Attorney Jerome to return let- !a,,d "aSswl ^v the brink ot the  tcrs taken from the Smiths when j!alls-' Ihe suicide was witnessed ��������� I y  they were arrested on the charge of .a lar6e m,mljer oE people'  conspiracy  with  Nan  Patterson     to  extort money from Caesar Young.  HEAVIEST RAIN YET.  Abuqucrque, April 24.���������New Mexico and Arizona have been fairly  drenched.by a.rain and snow stor.-rT  that has prevailed over the two 'territories for 36'hours and. which, for  duration and heaviness of precipitation,  is unprecedented.  ONE DEAD AND  50 WOUNDED  After a  Religeous Meeting-  the Police and Crowd  Fight  New  York,  April 21.���������A  Valparaiso,      Chili,  despatch   to the Herald  dated  Sunday, says:  One dead    and  fifty  more or  less  severely   wounded  is  the result of a collision  in  Santiago between a police deta'tchment and  a crowd of workmen.   The latter lu.d  just attended an  open air conference  of a C-alholic priest, Father  .Jose Julio,   who is called  the  South  American Sakonarola,  who, while advocating   the simple life, denounces      lhe  "perversity"   of   his ifomier   bjlsltop  and the tvdulleration of Christ's doctrine."    When  tliey  were met  hy     a  religious  procession after  the conference considered by ,the workmen as a  grotesque     spectacle,   the    men  at-  sempted     to stop it, but, the police  charged   a score   of   times   with shui  thed swords,  the workmen answering   v ���������   MAY ENTER PACIFIC  Tokio,   April   21.���������Information     is  keenly��������� awaited  regarding   the   movements      of  Admiral  Rojestvensky's  squadron.     It  is  generally  believed  that the  Russian warships  will either      continue  north  from   Kamranh  Bay until   they reach Chinese waters  outside   the   territorial   limit,   or enter the Pacific ocean.  RAILWAY     STOCK, i  New York,  April 24.���������Northern Pacific railway stock,  which  has   neen  released  by the distribution  of    the  holdings  of  the Northern  Securities  Company,  was ordered   in  one slock  in  the slock exchange   today  for  the  first     -lime     ii. four years.    If was  quoted at lt"i8 and  107J.  :    WALTER QUINLAN  DEAD,  Port     Hope,  Out., April 24.���������Ex-  Mayor Walter  Quinlan died  today of  pneumonia.. He-had been .Mayor for  six years,     -but declined re-electiori  this year on account of ill-health.  DEATH   OF   AN  EDITOR.  Quebec, April 21.���������J. E. Tardive.!,  the well known editor of Veritc, is  dead.  WERE ONLY  FOOLING WITH IT  But in the Usual  Unexpected Way One Was  Shot  SPEAKER ELECT.  Quebec,   April ���������    24.���������Hon.  W.   A.  Weir  will be elected Speaker of the  legislative  assembly   when  it  re-assembles tomorrow.   It will be     the  first election of an  English Protestant to the speakership for over    a  quarter of a century.  CASTRO TAKING A TRIP.  -o-  Mr.  Hodges,  one  of the  directors  of the Tyee Copper Company, ipaid a  visit  to  the smelter  on   Saturday.  Mr.  Hodge.and Mr. and'Mrs. Livingstone     were the guests of Mr. and  Mrs. Thos.  Kiddie.  NANAIMO.  Rwv.  R.  L. Hughes and a party of  singers  held a street service on the  corner     of Commercial and Bastion  Streets  Saturday night. The singing  was      accompanied by an aeeoideou  played by one of the company.  Tomorrow work in clearing off and  burning the remains of the old  Central hotel from the lot will begin, in  preparation for  rebuilding  at     any  time.   *   COLORED  MAN SHOT  Winnipeg, Man., April 21.���������A sad  shooting accident happened today at  Craik, .Assa. Two brothers, Robert  and Earl Eraser, were practicing  wilh a revolver when the weapon accidentally exploded, fatally j wounding.  Robert in the stomach.    He died 30  The appointment of W. W.  B.    Tc-  Inncs has  not yet been  made,       although it is reported as decided'Upon- and in all probability will       be  announced soon.  Caracas,  April 17.���������(Correspondenc  oi  the  Associated Press)���������For     the  first time since he advanced  himself  head of thc Venezuelan government,  six years ago, Prssident Castro     is  making a tour in the interior  of li.o  republic.   Remote villages and cities  formerly  unknown   to  thc   president  are to be visited by him'on this excursion, which includes many days of  travel     on    horseback  and   in   small  steamers,    among   practically   unsx-  plored   portions  of  the  Apure    ���������   nd  Orinocco     rivers.   President CasVo  left Caracas by train on April  15 th.  JEWELERY  ROBBERY  Mr.  and Mrs.  A.  B.  S.  Anderson,  Cuiu'hprland,   passed   through   Nanaimo  to  Victoria on   their  nonevmo m  trip     last   Friday.    Mrs.   Anderson  minutes later.    Thc  victim  had just,1 was     Miss  Mildred   Christmas,  the  sold his farm aud intended leaving  on Monday lo join his mother -n  the old  homestead  al   ( hat ham,  Out-.  Morgan I own, Va., April 24.���������Moses Lewis, colored, was shot and 'ii-  stanlly killed and James Johnson,  colored, was shot three times  through the body and fatally injured  by two Italians named Rocco Spine  and   Nick   Cadulia.    The   latter   was  W.  G.   Fon/.a,  cx-alderman and  resilient of Winnipeg since .1SC0,  lust  night aged  .S3.  a  died  daughter of Rev. Mr. Christmas, for  merly of Nanaimo.  The funeral of the infant son      J  Mr. and Mrs.   B.  Palmer  took  place  Saturday     afternoon   from  the    is-i-  dence of James Hardy, Prideaux st.  , and   was  attended   by   quite      large  Chicago,  Ills.,  April  24.���������On     Mie  pretense of serving a search warrant  three  men gained entrance  to.      the  apartments of Mrs. D.  Gilmour,   !n  Twentieth street, and at the point of  revolvers   robbed  Mrs.   Gilmour    and  Edward   Giroux of $2,5(0 worth   of  diamonds.     Thc  victims   were   then  bound  and locked  in a closet.     Mrs.  Gilmour,   after  much  struggling,   finally released herself and untied   Mr.  Giroux,   who  kicked   out  the  panels "  of    the .{door,   through  which      they  crawled.    jWuml  $5,000  worth       of  jewelry .had been overlooked by   Ihe  robbers.  arrested  but Spine escaped.  The   :ien  with a rain of stones.   The majority   worked   for   ihe Virginia  Coal   Com-  of the  newspapers blame the police.   , pany.    They met in   the  public   road   o  and   the Italians began  to shoot  'localise  Lewis  objected   to  one of them  "A   pushing him.  ANOTHER   SHOCK.  Guayaquil,  Ecuador,   April   24.���������  long and heavy earth shock  was  perienced  here last night.  (Continued on Page 3.)  KILLED   IN   TRAIN   WRECK.  Indianapolis,   Ind.,   April   24.���������Engineer James McClain and  Brakeman  man W.   N.  Duncan were killed      today   when   four  cars  aod    he  enjine  PRINTERS   STRIKE.  St.    Petersburg,     April  2-1.��������� The  printers   struck  yesterday,  announcing  their intention of refusing       to  work    Sundays and  holidays.    Only  Ihe Russ and Novoe Vreinya rnanag-  train   was   passing   througl:  ed to appear this morning. | Indianapolis.  of  a Big   Four   freight,   train   jr,n>  the  (rack and  turned  over    s  ie  north  | number     -of friends  of the he  Von day before long a man say to'parents.    Rev. A.  Silva-White  me,  you yiist     ask  de boss aud youjdudcted service,  get a yob    out a,f     Gamp Sax, vcre  you gets     goot  pay and goot grubs,  und he points     out a man vol seems  to he having a  ox tails at the Yones House. Dal  man vnnts to get a couple of fellers,  yust two mens, he says, only day  must !;.fcn fallers, so 1 thought I  take de. yob for Peter Peterson and  mysel I a.SKed him for de yob de boss  ���������said: "('an you dhaps lell which  vay a dree fall ven you cut it?" und  7 told h.im ve could saw wood, but  couldn't chop drees., llcy said hey  no want buckets, hey want fallers,  c.-nd ven i told him. a fnllar was no  better as a- - man vat saws wood hey  laugh at me.  .ed  Nanaimo photographers have hit.  oot time drinking ' upon away to make their subjects  "look .pleasant." After peering  through the apparatus and emerging  from under the black cloth, the  photographer     says:   "By the   way  would you like a drink?" "Well  don't mind, says the man from '.i-  nainio, with a pleased smile. "What  have you got?" "Beer, whiskey vud  wine," says the photographer, and  then, before the man can say which  he'll have the camera does its duty.  The "expression" of his photograph  is  always  lifelike. '  BASEBALL.  Vancouver,  U.  C,  April 22.��������� The  Northwestern   Baseball  League  met  today and;put up forfeits for the sea  son.   The league found great difficulty in attempting'to arrange a schedule so  a.s   lo not interfere  with     s.-  crosse.    Victoria and Vancouver     .e  to play on Saturday instead of  Sunday   iu   British   Columbia.   Adjournments were taken four times and the  matter  wans finally referred  to President    Lucas,   after   four   schedules  were turned down.     All attempts to  arrange  the    schedule of thc Northwestern     Baseball      League  tonight  j' jh'ave   proved   unavailing.    The   dele  gates have decided to work right  through tonight till train time tomorrow morning to get tho schedule  fixed. One difficulty is that tlie  tsams all want to open in the ;w  park in Vancouver, there to face the  record crowd on these grounds, the  grand stand of which has cost  '������>2.r)l-i  000. DAILY LEDGER  THE DAILY LEflGER  ���������^���������r^w*1���������"      ���������'  as  Published   every  day except Sunday.  BY        THE       .DAILY    :  LEDGER  COMPANY.  Offices,  Ladysmith and Duncans  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  ���������0 cents  a  month;    $5  per year  advance.     Advertising rates on ap  plication.  in  MONDAY,  APRIL 21, 1!)05;  THE TRAVELING. MEN.  The imposition of a tax on each  man selling by samples, for any company that, does not carry a stock in  the province, is not unfair, nor unjust, as is claimed by the men taxed  or by a portion of them, for some  admit freely that  if is only a maticr  ���������of right that they should be made to  pay .something into the orovincial  treasury.    H      iK  only      right5 to  en-  tcourage the wholesaler who carries  ���������stock on which he is taxed" in the  province, by so far as 'possible equalizing rates, and this can perhaps be  done a.s easily by the Commercial  Travellers'  Tax  as any  other  way.  Most bountifully has nature provided stocks of gamey fish in lhe waters  of British Columbia,. The inland.waters in northern British Columbia or  lhe Koolenay lakes abound in trout:  There is .scarce!v a' bodv of water to  ������������������;,-   SHECKEliS.       ,  'fhe    following     are the results of  the checker tournament played by,the  Ladysmith    Checker and  Chess  Club  leicntly:  .T. Council, 32 points; P. Dunne,  ���������13 r.oints; A. Brown,��������� hS points; R.  Walkiiishaw,, "-IS points; W. I'.ailey,  32 points; D. Jlc-Rae, 30 points, R.  Ilackley, 23 points; W. G. Simpson,  31 points; T. Doherty, 30 points; ������.  ]\lulliolland, '12 points; J. McMurtric,  31 'points; ���������)."Ryaii, '11 points; C.  Callander, (I points; M. Woodburn,  IS points; ������������������'������������������.  BASEBALL.  The secretary of the local "baseball club has received ���������communication,  he found anywhere in the inferior [rom tlie��������� Fer'nwocd. Y. M. C. A, base-  bnl that good fish are found in il in ' bailers asking -that "arrangements he  great   abundance,    for      hundreds   of  Lcipsio, the niost gigantic of modern  bat tles   fought  before   tlie   beginning  of the  Russo-Japanese'war,  involved  altogether  180,000      men.    Blenheim  was fought by armies numilrering ies-  px-tively   60,000 and  50,(0,'.  The  total   at     Austerlitz   was, but   30,1)1.10  more than the total at Blenheim.  At  Dresden    one     army of 120,000 men  was  opposed  to another ef 1*0)1,000.  At  the  Borodino,  whera only a v-ec-  lion of Napoleon's-invading army of  npOjOW) was in action, the  numerical  strength  of the  forces  was' 2iiH),0'.)0.  At;   Gettysburg  the aggregate was  never more -than '1 GO,000.   At Waterloo,      if      we include, the Prussians  whc.se arrival decided the issue, .the  figures    , were  181,000.    About   115,-  (iuo fought. Saiiowa to a finish.  'X-W-Wr-X  I  *-&-  telegrapliic communications  to     ..he  Pacific  coast.      The  storm, reached  from   Arizona, to Montana.    In   ..'olo-  rado after 2-t hours,  the .tempcral-ire  lowered and  then   turned  to  snow..'  STEAMSHIPS SOLD.  Chicago,  Ills.,  April 21.���������The Trir*  bune says:    It i.s reported that    the  .  "Ore Fleet"  of) ten' wlialeback steamers has been sold to eastern capitalists,  believed  to be  John  \V.  Gates  and his'associates in the May wheat  (leal,   the  plan  being  to  ship .'wheat  (ii'rect  from  Chicago to  Europe,  '.'he  Heel which has been operated qy ih.s'  Pillsbtirg   Steamship   Company,    <-..'  of   the   subsidiary   corporations      of  the United 1 Slates steel'corporation,  is now on'dry dock at Detroit, being  remodeled   for ocean   voyages.    Some  of these vessels already have crossed  the ocean with cargoes of steel rails.  Mr.   Gates  declined   to  lie  interviewed.   T.  J.   Ilyman,  secretary  of.'ie  Illinois Steel  Company,  said he o.-'ul  not, heard   of   the  sale  of   the  .'leot,-  hut did  not.  deem  it probable.  LADYSJMITI-I  AERIE     NO.  688, F. j  O. E.     :���������:        :���������:        :-:        :-j      j  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  ird  Tuesday  at  7.30 p.m.    Worthy  President,   B   Forcimmer;      Worthy  Sc rotary,  C.  H.   Rummings.  ,** Plans, Specifications and De--  '*��������� tails fumishcitl 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  made for a game     between thc two  '.earns in the near future. .    '  Miss L;     Clay was a, passenger to  V ctoi-ia on the .morning- train.  BULL   FIGHTS   AGAIN.  years to come British Columbia will  furnish" attractions to fishermen'.  Hunters are now paying- special n,t-  Icntion     to. the    province,,    and  the  game ami fish     found in "such abi.n��������� I- ,.'   ,      ,     T~.ii'    n 11   r,���������-i!ic.  ' !    New .York,   April   2-1.���������Bull   lights.-  since will, if    wisely conserved, sene wcrc hel(! Sum,.av in many towns all  as'a source of  income .by ivttraclin-g oV(,r  Spain  for  the  first  lime  since  the lovers     of sport,  who not alone .'Lnc ,iaw   prohibiting   their   being h/.il  .spend  but      frequently  invest money, on that day was promllgated.says a  if a country     suits their fancy. Wise Herals  despatch  from Madrid.    Ow-  gamc. and     fishing laws  that can  be \Wr to the popular opposition Mo  ihe  .enforced" and      will not    be irksome nu,aSurc"   and  lo. tlie  protests being  should  only "��������� !;e  imposed,., and .undor scnj.,  from  Toreadors,   municipal   iu-.  such    conditions      every  man  in  the thorilies  and  others'.interested,,, the  province     should take a personal in- government suspended  the law. ,     v  1 crest in their enforcement.   ; o-   '.GREAT" BATTLES.  Some interesting comparisons  arc  COL.   SMART      DEAD,  St.  Augustine, Fla,, April,2<i.���������Col  Charles     Smart,   ranking -assistant'  being" made between the numbers (11-   surgeon-general of the United States  gaged in .the. battle; of 'Mukden     md   army, -died  her? _ yesterday.  - Though  other   great   battles, of   molcrn war- ; an invalid, his death was -not. expo.cl-  laic.   At    the former it. is estimated   c-d. He was a'native of-Scotland    nd  that -there   were   nearly  one  million  men in action. Statistics of a number of tiic greatest battles known in  history give food for thought. If ��������������������������� e  except one or two ancient times,  about which there may ,be reasonable doubts as lot-he authenticity of  the records, Mukden ranks first in  history.        Says   the  St.   John   Sun".  (if years of,age.   He-was one of lhe-  best <: known officers  in  his department. H3  has  written   numerous   tapers on medico military and sanitary  subjects.  J. PIERCY AND CO.  ,-..  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B.; C.  Manufacturers of 1 he Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  "'..    ot       .  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHIRTS. ETC  PAINTING*   PAPEK   -.-HANQINO  ETC. ���������; "���������-.  Work clone properly and at    right  prices.     Shop and  residence in  rear  >f Ladysmith  Hotel.  J.  E. SMITH, Prop  UrtlerNew Mnnagineii  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKinnell & Woodbank  Proprietors.  "Modem and     Strictly, First Class.  Commercial'Mens'  headquarters.  Fire Proof     Building.  NOTICE.  Persons    found    using our   Patent.  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  RUMMING, BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith,, B.C.  Overlands  Daily  2  Passengers can leave Victoria daily  al 8 p. 111. or J1  p. 111..  TICKETS SOLD TO ALL POINTS  Shortest route to Ferine, B. C,  and  ALL  KOOTENAY POINTS.  For rales, folders,- sleeping car  reservations ami nil information call  on or address  S. G. YERKES  G.W.P.A.,    .,  Seattle, Wash,  K, J. BURNS  75 Government st  Victoria, B.C.  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop., ������  1st Ave,     ladysmith  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLAIR &  ADAM.  All work first-class at THE CHRY  iTAL,  VICTORIA.  STORM IN   COLORADO.  Denver,   Colo.   A   heavy   storm  rain and snow has. interfered  of  .villi  Attention is called  lo the     fact that, the  Ogilvie Flour riilis Co.,  Limited,  makers  of ROYAL  HOUSEH   OLD    FLOUR,     have for some time  past, been producing flour in a    vastly  improved and  purified  form  by  and  to, lake Ibis opportunity of a dvising the public that any unauthorized users of the electrical flour purifying processes-will be prosecuted.  be aid of      ELECTRICITY  having secured control  of    all the basic patents relating thcre-  The Ogilvie Flour Mills Company/Limited,  a������'e the only millers in Canada whose! Flour is  purified by the electric process.  The Ladysrnitli  r Opera tJou������e  HOTEL      LELANI).  (T. J. Yvcllinan, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner Granville and Hastings  streets    Telephone,  1���������4.  BARBER SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  Can be secured for Theatrical purposes, Dancing Parties, or Entertainments generally.  D   NICHOLSON, Prop  NOWISTtlf  TIME  tod) Spriig Cleaning  Papering and Painting, and  make things look neat and clean.  From, a sanitary point of view it is  absolutely necessary. We do papering  and Painting at most reasonable rates for ihe best work obtainable here.  Mo trouble to show you our new colorings and designs in Walb-Paoers for  this.season. Call and see them at.ihe  Ladysmith Wall Paper Depot, 1st Avenue, A.   , i. & c.  HARRY KAY  riefcher Bros,  This  Motel   has   bem  completely  renovated.  Board awd Lodging $1.00 per day.  HOTEL PRETORIA  JOHN   THA,   Proprietor  Bar   Supplied   with   the   Best    Wines,  Liquors  and  Cigars.  1st  Avcaiic  Ladvsmith B.C.  The Farmer's  Meat Market  .^Dealersjin;   Pianos and  Organs : JK  Ladysmith, B. C.  eo. Roberts,  X   X    Prop  rge Yuen  Merchant Tailor,  s St, Ladysmth  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Rates $1.25 aid $1.50���������     ,  ������e buj to nil steamboat landings and  railway depots.    Electric cars t'verv Iiv  minutes to all partB of   the city.   Bai  and table unexcelled.  F. BAYNES, Proprietor,  ABBOTT   ST.,   VANCOUVER  B, C.  HILBERT  HENRY'S NURSFRIES  NEW CROP-  Hoiue Grown 8c  Imported  GARDEN,     FIELD     and  FLOWER  SEEDS.  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE  AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.    Catalogue tree.  3010  Westminster  Road, Vancouver.  Are You  Going East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  tbe  (!TPBrT  The   KSrLANADK    between the  Grand and Abbotts ford,  William Powers, Prop.  F.flcB Young  BARRISTOR and  SOLICITOR  NANAIMO, LADVSMITH  BOOTS AND SHOES  AT RIGHT  . PRICES.  Repairing and _making  to order    a  speciality.  THOflAS  MCEVVAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  Solid Comfort  FOR ALL WHO  SMOKE  THE  EHP1RE CIGARS  The  only  line  now   making    UNION  DEPOT    connections at ST. PAUL  and      MINNEAPOLIS    with       the  through    trains    Irom    the    Pacific  Coast.  THE     SHORTEST     LINE, THE  FINEST  TRAINS,   THE   LOWEST  RATES,  THE  FASTEST  TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   PAUL,   CHICAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITY,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  For complete inforjiiation  ask your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General  Agent,  151  Yesler Way,  Seattle.  TICKET ^OFFICE  Cor.   Government      and   Yates   Sts.  'Victoria,J'. C-  Trains  Transcontinenta1  Trains;| Daily  One of which is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride'on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued to all paints East and  South, also Pullman tickets issued  and  berths reserved.  Only direct route to Yellowstone  Park. Cheap rates from all points  Eastl frolu Marcfi 1st to May-15t-h.-  Steamship tickets on sale to ali  European points. Very low rate.,  now-in eiieot. Cahin accommodation  reserved  hy wire.  ���������   l-'or  further  particulars call  at the  ofii or phone No.  '156.  A.  IV  CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A., N.p., General   Agent  Portland,  Ore. Victoria,  B.C  THEJONES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Gooar Tahle, Good Bed and Good Bai  (Half Block  from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  Esquimalt  & Nanaimo Railway  EASTER HOLIDAYS  Douhlc Train Service in effect from Friday, Apiil .2h,t, unlil Monday, April 2llh., inclusive, the aitcrnoon trains running on same schedule  a.s- Wednesday,   Saturday   and   Sunday afternoon trains.  Excursion rates  available to and    from    all    stations,     tickets being  good  from  Friday,  April 21si -until   Monday,  April  2'lth. v  ���������   ' ' GEO. L. COURTNEY.'  Traffic  Manager.  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, GOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH-, 13. C.  ���������   Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  I  I  i  S  $  i;  CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  General Manager.  THOS, KIDDIE.  Smelter Manager.  W. SILER.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY  WORK TROMPTLY DO^ ������������������:  Leave orders at the Abhotsford.  LADYSMITH SHAVING  PARI ORS  HIGH  STREET.  :���������:���������: Ilest in the City :���������:���������j  RATES $2.00 PER DAY  SA.\UM,K ROOMS  11AR SUI'l'MKD WITH BE.:T  WINES, I.IQO'OKS, CIGARS  ABB0TSF0RD HOTEL  Beat accomodation ia town.   Splendid hunting and fishing in near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  ^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������)*(������;K������;K������}U������;K������;i{������^������;K*;K������;K������  *.���������  LIVERY, BOARDINO AND  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS WORK   A SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  ���������������.  *t\  I PHONE 66 LADYSMITH *  WM. MUNSIE, President  J. W.  Telephone;4G.  COHURN, Man.  Director  The   Ladysmith   Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS   AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITII-Shinglcs  a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers     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.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OFGOMMERGE  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  Thesn Orders are Payable at Par at any oflice in C  nada of a Chartered Bank  (Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking- point:;   n the United States.  "    NEGOTIABLE AT A FIXED RATE A  THE.CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERC    . LONDON, ENG.  They form un excellent method of reinittin   small sums of money,  with safety and at small   :ost.  LADvFrJTH BRANCH  W.   A.   CORNWALL.   Maaager.  DENTIST  Stevens Block,   Ladysmith,  B.C.-  Dentistry  in  all   its   Branches;   every  new ap|)liance.  Ladysmitli   1'emple No.   5  lUthbonc  The Kings Hotel is thc only place j Sisters meets  in  the Oddfellow's hall  la Ladysmith    that  rias on   draught ���������2n(1  and  4th Tuesday at 7.30  p.  in.  J*bn Labatt's  India Pale  Ale.   Call   Mrs.  Kate Tate,  secretary,  [ground and sample it. ,..l._LUil  EUROPE   HOTEL  J. G1ACHERO, Prop.  Newly    [urnished,    everything   the  best, finely stocked bar.      Transient  rate, $1.00 per day.     Monthly   rate,  $23.00.  ItMrst Avenue . . . Ladysmith, B. C.  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 $1.00 a day and upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :���������: :���������: :���������: :���������: Ladysmith  LADYSMITH BAKERY  HOP LEE & CO.  ON  THE  ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED  AND  FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary ol all kinds.  Orderi taken for Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.  HAY, GRAIN AND  fARM PRODUCE  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.  DAY SCHOOL  Usual subjects taught; also languages, drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils and water colors, pianoforte and vocal lessons given in classes or individually.  MISS BERTRAM,  Ladysmith, B. 0,  Vg*  Surgeon Deiitist  All work guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.  High St. Ladysmi  OPEN AT ALL HOURS. ���������anj-ur-ifh-f ifi-i n'j������i^rTV.-;.,-t^^-lHj ~  &i^���������i-AdSr^^i-j'jjikr:^+*ni.ttzsx  "jiAWikWca/'W *-Viy& ���������s'Axt&iisxiiirtefJr^'l -i&irzrizsr.  ^^-^^r^JsS^SLidMV^  ~���������^jt.tt<?*r.-.}i������iii,  '**^*&*xi8Sia3ZSI^^  DAILY LEDGER  :��������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<������������������  ���������  ���������������������������-���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  PANAMA  CANAL.  i    ������������������".'.���������.- ' ,4  4 ��������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������^444 "���������������������������������������������  ^zodjl^alem  Hotel  DUNCAN  is No  of sending away for anything    you may require in  Hardware Jor Garden Tools  We can supply your wants in all   seasonable  goods such as! I-Iccs,  Spades, Shovels, Rakes, Lawn  Mowers, Poultry netting, Etc.  Prices Always Right.: v"  PITT & PETERSON,  Duncan,    B. C,  STAGE LEAVES FOR COWICHAN  IJ'AKE MONDAY,   WEDNESDAY,  AND FRIDAY.      MOUNT.  SICKER  DATLY.  1 (Continued from Page One.)  itary point of view, it  will, prove of  great value  to  the industrial      and  commerial intercourse between     che  Atlantic  and  Pacific sections  of; He  United States and in  the  trade   1 e-  tween   the  Pacific  Stales   with     "M-  rope impose a serious  limitation upon   the     progress of our industries.  Cheaper and more expeditous access  i.tb." the  Pacific  markets will   lienort  not .only the Northwestern Stales ''by  furnishing cheaper raw material  am  larger  markets  for   their   industrial  products,    and  the -Southern-Slaves  by  increasing  their' experts   of  cotton .-and dis manufactures, forest   ro-  duci.s,  iron  and  steel; manufactures,  but also the Central- West,  which is  now   nrahufac tin ring   extensively    for  the  foreign and  domestic trade.  The  canal  will  benefit ail  these sections  by  furnishing  a larger business   -villi  the Pacific coast, and enhance, thci.v  ability to compete with Europe   'n  Western Soutli America .and the Ori  cut.      It will  place Europe and   /he  United  States on a basis of equality  in distance for the trade of the   Aar  East  and   Australia;   the  advantages  at present  being greatly iii  favor of  Europe.  The report of the ^Walker Commission points out that the canal will  have an especially direct and -import/ant effect-upon.'the market for American coal. Vessels engaged in our  own or  European commerce through  PRICE BROS.,  Proprietors.  DUNCAN  ESTABLISHED 1878  arid QUAMICHAN  W. P.  ���������Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Merchandise���������  AGENTS FOR���������The American Cveam   Separator Co.,  Grant Powder Co.,  and R.  C.  Pottery Company.  Also Manufacturer of all kinds of Feed from Home Grown Products.'  Quamichan Hotel  ���������o���������  Headquarters   for  Tourists and Com  mercial Men  Keasf s Livery &  Freighting Stables  -H. Keast, Proprietor  ���������0���������  BOATS ON S0AIEN0S LAKE.  Splendid Fishing, Telephone'connection.  FRANK C0NRUYT, Prop.  Duncans Station.  Stage leaves Mount Sicker at   7  a.m.,     returning,   leaves   Duncan  at 12:30 p.m., daily, except     Sundays.     (Specials at short notice.)  +>%,  DUNCAN,   B.  C.   X   X  ROBT. GRASSIE & SON  GENERAL BLACKSMITHS  HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY  AN EASIER OPfNING  "S  NEW  IEBY STORE  -    OPENED AT DUNCAN  Newest creations in Millinery. Up-  to-date Hats Made and Trimmed to  Order at Shortest Possible Notice.  FLOW ERS, FOI L A GE. All Ladies     cordially      invited,   to inspect  AN IDEAL TOURIST AND  HEALTH RESORT  STATION STREET,  DUNCAN, B.C.  <������������������������  DUNCAN   uv!5!Eand STABLES  S. J. Hagan, Manager  HOTELSTRATHCONA  Tourists and  sportsmen  making this hotel  their headquarters will appreciate the excel  lent cuisine and service.  Electric light is fitted through  out. There is a good supply  ol water.     No mosquitos.  SHAWNIGAN LAKE  ������f   Freighting a Specialty  PRICES riODERATE  FIRST-CLASS   TURNOUTS     OP    RIGS,    HARNESS,   HORSES,  ! he" 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 live 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  below low Water marii, and subject  to the rights of all persons who have  or who may receive, entries for bar  diggings or bench claims, except on  the Saskatchewan River, where ' the  | lessee may drcgde to high water mark  on each alternate leasehold.  The lessee shall have a dredge in  operation within one season from the  dale of the lease for each five ;niles,  bu t 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 2i per cent,  (collected on the output after it exceeds $10,000.    -���������  I 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 thc  submerged bed or bars in the river  below low water mark, that boundary to be fixed by its position on the  Jsfcday of August in the year of the  .the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from the  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 lor  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  eugth,. measured on the base, line or  general direction of the''.creek or, gulch..  Ithe width  being from 1,000 to 2,000    uy._.o   .vm-rpass  feet. All other placer claims shall.be   l.!H).9 and about  __.  250 feet square. ; '      V ^; :'-: ^  lA'i-4. ������������������ Assuming that the rale of in-  Claims  arc marked     by_ two  legal  crease in traffic''during, the first  ten  posts,  one at each end,  bearing   no--j years of operation would be C2A pet  tices.   Entry must be obtained with- cent.,  the tonnage that would     'ass  in teir miles of mining Recorder's of-1 through tlie canal in. J 92-1 woujd   he  n���������    o���������.-..--���������   -,-���������"���������     -  - raiss.d  approximately  10,500,000  not  the canal will find it to their ad van- | ;>  t.age  lo   purchase American  fuel     on  our  Atlantic  or  Gulf seaboards,    or  in' West   Indian   and   Central   American  stations.-    The larger commerce  which   the canal   will  cause  to  move  across  the  North .Pacific'may cause  an .   increase in  the demand for the  product  of  the  Puget Sound   mines.  The low cost at which coal can    he  placed on   the  tidewater on  the ,'Juif  and   Atlantic' seaboards, and the  fa.-t  that-     there  will  be  a considerable  movement of vessels in  ballast     or  with part'cargoes westward through  the,, canal,-makes it probable  lliat  coal   required- for  industrial purposes  on the west coast,of South and Central America,, and. for commercial-uses in those regions, and lo some ex  tent in  the. coaling stations of      lie  Pacific,   w-ill  be supplied  from      the  mines in  Southern  and   Eastern sections of  the United  Stales.  The demands at  home for the   coal of all  the   mining  centres   of    the   United  S tales will be .enlarged' by the   anal  I in  proportion  to its effect .upon  ilie  development of  American industries.  The     effect of  the canal upon   tiic  railroads  in  the eastern  and  southern ���������   sections of the United States  will^be .favorable;1'   The liii2s in  the  C2nlral  West will   feel  the competition'"-in rales somewhat more      .ban  will; the Eastern arid Southern' roads,  but the,only business .-that can he diverted     from them is the low-class,  transcontinental traffic, and this will  be fully compensated for by the larger  traffic due  to  tbe canal's effect  upon   the  development  and   diversification of the.manufacturing and n;o-  er industries    of    the section  serve.   The  railways  connecting  Mississippi   valley   with   the  Pacific  ports are the roads  with"'which'r.he  canal's eompetilion will be strangest  and  the rates on a ' large share  their .'through   business  will  iated by the water route.  It is caluclatc'd tliat the canal will  be completed in ten years, or in the  ���������year 19.M. From an'examination of  statistics .-.of. vessel movements between the Atlantic and Pacific it;is  estimated that "nearly 6,000,000 net  Ions will pass throug-h the canal in  7,000,fQJ net. tons in  I  Union Brewing Co  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 lakeb in tlie manufacture of  this superior article. :  , l I i  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.                                              I       ,  li  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Madelto'order andARepaired at short notice.     Drill Sharpsned ly u  alwayegivea eatiefaction.    Picks handled and repaired..  Ships mi tiling in all its  Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -   -   -   - Ladysmith, B   C  :ney  ���������the  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,  THE  ROCKIES; -YOU WILL GET THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  RANNELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK.) GATACRE  STOEET,| LADVsrilTH. B -.  'of  be regu-  '+���������+������������������������������������ ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� > ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������'=  .  ������x LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. ^ I  I  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE   MOVED  PROMPTLY AND SA.FELY  StablesHn rear of Ladysmith Hotel.  William ;  t,eave orders attheJAbbottsford.  i ���������>���������'���������������������������'     WASKETT  DUNG AN.I   B. C.  Your patronage solicited  Telephonte  in  Connection.  Pharmacist  M'TIn  1  SK^-^-^-4JHKHK-^^^  -*  .m  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,  i  w  *  A\    Oddfellows Block     ���������    ���������     ���������      ���������  /1\     /N     y������\     /K     7T^     ^'^     7t>.     ^K     >K     7?\     ,T\ ^*N  ���������    ���������    ���������   '��������� Duncanv, B.C.  WHITT0ME  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  for anthracite.    Not more than  320  acres can be acquired by one individ-  ���������,  When $500 has been expended or paid  -5ft J 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.        Permissio|1 may be granted by thc  A free unci's certificate is granted Minister  of     the Interior  to   locate  for one or more years,  not exceeding ciajms containing kon and mica, also  five years,  upon payment in advance copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  $7.50  per annum  for  an  individual, area nofc exCeeding 160 acres.  and from $50 to $100 per annum lor      The     pateat for a mining iocation  a company.according  to  capital. snau 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 of tne profiUcts of the location.  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the     Piacer     Mining-Manitoba and  the  jame with  two legal  posts,  bearing  location notices, one at each end   on  the line of the lode or vein.  The claim shall he recorded within  fifteen     days if located within    ten  ual or company. Royalty at the rate miles of a mining recorder's office, ona  ���������of ten cents per ton of 2,000 pounds additional day allowed for every ad-  ishall be collected  on the gioss   out- |ditional  ten  miles -      ������������������ ���������  put.  Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  and over and joint stock companies  holding free miners' certificates  may  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.  N.W.T., excepting the  Yukon Territory���������Placer mining claims generally  are 100 ft. square,      entry fcc?5, renewable yearly. On the North Saskat  ������hewan  River claims are either  bar  or bench,  the former  being 100    feet  long and extending between high and  low water mark.  The  latter  includes  bar diggings, but extends back to the  base of the hill or bank, hut not   exceeding 1,000 feet.   Where steam power is used, claims 200 feet wide may  flee.   One extra day allowed for each  additional ten miles or fraction.  The person or company staking a  claim must hald a free miner's csrti-  ficate.  The discoverer of a new mine is entitled to a claim of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists of  two, 1,500 feet altogether, on the out  put of which no royalty shall be  chargen, the rest of the party ordinary  claims  only.  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at gie rate  of two and one-half per cent,  on the  alue of the gold'shipped from     the  ifukon 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.  I   Work must be done on a claim each  [year to the value of at least $200.  A certificate that work has      been  done must  he rMiiined each year;     if  not, thc claim A&'A he deemed to   be  abandoned,   and    open to occupation  and entry by a free miner.  'he 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 lo  prospecting for  petroleum,  and the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company having  machinery on  the  land  to he prospected, an area of 1920 acres for such period as he may decide:  the length  of width shall not excee.  time  limes  the breadth.  Should ' the prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactor-  ly establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding G'10 acres, including the  oil well will he sold to the prospector al the rate of $1.00 per acre and  the remainder of the tract reserved  namely, 1,280 acres will be sold  al the rale of three dollars an  acre, subject to royalty at such rate  as may be specified by order-in-coun-  cil.  JAS.   A.  SMART.  Deputy  Minister  of  tho Interior.  Department  of the Interior,   _,  tons.. At the rate of one dollar per  net ton of register,  the income from  the canal would be in lfll-1 about $7  000,000 and in 1921 about     $10,500,-  000. The annual cost of operation, it  i.s estimated,  will be $2,000,000.   Hi?  extent to which  the canal     will    be  used   will depend largely-on the ialo  of tolls charged.   Light charges  will  give  l-hc Panaina Canal a large part  of the  trade  that now goes by   r.he  Suez Canal  from   the  Atlantic yiorts  1.0 thc  Philippines and  the East.   Vhc  tolls      by. the  Suez route arc more  than $2 per ton.   The Suez tolls are  levied;  by   a corporation,   whose   Ay  ject it is  lo .secure the maximum of  revenue.   In fixing 'the charges for the  use of an  Isthmian canal owned ;\,ul  operated  by tlie United States government,   the  principle  of  maxim-ini  revenue could not wisely be followed.  The revenue producing  functions     of  the canal  will he minor as' compared  with, its  services in  promoting     uC  indusf rial    and   commercial  progress  and    general   welfare  of  the  United  States.    The exaction  of  tolls  that  would  much restrict  the benefits   <e-  rived  from   (be  canal   would   nol   so  to the advantage of  lhc people      .f  this* country.  Regardino- I ho  relative advantages  io be derived by-Europe and the ('���������!-  i(t'd .Slates,   the   report  of  the commission      says:   "A.s compared  with  Europe,   the. United  States  will     derive from   thc canal  greater  benefits,  both   commercially   and   industrially.  The commerce of  Europe with      ihe  Pacific coast  of North,  Central     and  South   America  cuius I allocs  iLmm^^^-^^^ss^^mmi;^  LASTWEEJ  a special in China!  we want to talk to;  We advertised  Tea Sets, now  you about  DINNER SETS  Anything which you look up-on three times a day. needs to be to  your liking. We have sufficient variety of styles in dinner patterns  to satisfy the most exacting taste.   Careful  buying from thc most  reliable'   houses ensures us���������and you��������� !       :J._:.\  SATISFACTION  One of our most popular sets just   now    is a     White and Gold by  Furiiivnjs,      Colonial  shape   neai  and sensible���������good Ware, rnd  $18  up your own  the cost for O^piece sets   ^  Of   Avhich     you r.an make  irice selection at popular prices  combination.  t  We    l.'ive-  Make Hard  and Good  Times  Times  Good  Better  under   existing    '-iris about  as  large as iiV  total volume of the present   I radio of  the United  Stales   dial   may  ho 'on-  sidrred   (liqulary   rn   lhe  canal,   hut  this  fact   does  nol   indicate   lhe  relative advantages  which   I bo canal will  possess  for   lhc   trade of   Europe   ������������������::!  that of  the   United   Stales.   As   -(inn  a.s   i(.    has   boon   opened,   our   trade  wit'll tho west  coast, nf South   Am t-  ica will  increase   more rapidly,     as  will   also   the  volume  of  our   trade  with  the. Orient   An  IsthinijUi canal  will  slro-ngdhen  the unity of the national and   political, interests of  .he  United    States,   develop   its   Pacific  territory and promote the commerce  and  industries of  the out ire country.  The benefits which Europe will    derive from  the canal will  be commercial.    Tn   addition   to this,  ours  will  be political  and  industrial."  Buy Your Meats From  H. & W. MEATMARKET  NEXT DOOR TO THOMSON'S HARDWWARE STORE.  WE CAN SATISFY YOU  M. R, SIMPSON.  Solicitor,  Etc.  to    Loan  st Avenue  -UDYSMITH  H.'O. MILES  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING   of  all   kinds  promptly  attended to.    Shop on Gatacre    ������t,  i)lv Tfcfi daily ledger  ���������\  r���������m  ma mi  ^^ji>M^g^  Mi's. While and Mrs. Thornlcy weal  up  to Nanaimo at noon today.  ���������  Mrs.  and  Miss   Urea were  passengers \o  Nanaimo on'the noon  train.  i\lr. W. W.     Walkem went -down on  ihe morning train  to the capital.  DU LOCAL ITEMS  -Mr. and Mrs.- Cornwall went down  lo Victoria-this morning:  Miss F. Boyce, of Nanaimo, passed  t lirnujih on-, the morning train to Che-  ma inns.  Jas. Ross, living on First Avenue,  is just, recovering from a severe at-  snek  of  tonsilitis.   '  Mrs. Young was among- the passengers on the. nine o'clock"'train to Vic-,  loria this morning.        '  ('has.   George,   a stock  man   living  in Vancouver,   paid   Ladysmith  a ds-  il   un  Saturdav.  Already  families arc -beginning     to  gaiiu-r      ai.  Crofton,. . where  a large-  wharf  i.s   in  course  of construction.  It  is said   thgt  work will be  begun  at   once ,a.iul   ijiiilo   a large  force   (if  men  employed..       ���������  SPRING   IN; LADYSMITH.  .Siing  is'now  well   advanced,      although      Ladysmith    people do not  foem to realize  it   it has  a good   effect   onMIie appearance of this   :itv.  Al   lhe -lop of the hilL there, arc many  extremely  well laid  out gra-dt-ns���������Itok  ing beautiful   with  their wealth     of  spring  flowers.    The flowers  in some  of the gardens are-well worth -a walk  up  the hill  to see.  Also there      are  many     .residents   in   town   sulToring  from   the  spring  cleaning, fever,   uul  some are     busily painting their. :.o-  micih-.s aikl altogether improving the  look of their property.  Among one of the.,.-pretties!, yards  in the city is that of Mr. and tfrs  Chas. Axelstons, on White struH,  where (lowers, fruit trees, etc. eoin-  hine in making this one of the most  lasttful aiul .well laid out yards (.11  the  Island.   . -.<  Mr.   W.   Speck  and   family,  of    'io-  toria, ,'are ' spending  Easter  with   the  brothers  F.  and   E.  Speck', at  their  ranch at Sdnemos Lake.  At  the Quaniichan, Mr.  S.  Cough,  wife and child,  J. W.  Graham,     \V.  Harvey,   Nanaimo;   F.   II.'  Stanton,  Manitoba;. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Druiy  and fainiiy, K. S. Morris, F.,11. Marring ton, F. YV. McLaren, J. Reid,  J:  R.      Lo'w'ry, J.  Fullerton,,. Victoria;  A.  S.  Christie,  Ladysmith.  Mr. W. Marshall, the well knn.vn,  genii I dispenser of fluids at the T/.o-  uhalem, met with a nasty accid.Mit  last night.. While cycling near Cowichan wharf he collided with a wag.in  and received some severe bruises. Dr.  Perry says a Tew days will restore  his usual  happy, smile.  The trout are inconsolable���������not one  hul is mourning a relative or friend.  Sliawuigan -especially has been ,'isit-  ed by a' perfect forest of fishing rods.  It is said that for every dollar taken out of the Klondike a dollar is  spent. Has any statistician ever  reckoned, what  trout cost per heal?  IC very  stage  leaving   Duncan       for  Cowichan      Lak'j  carries guests  lor  tho  Cowichan  Hotel.-. Between.     i;0'  and   30   people  are  already 'enjoying  the elegant lishiiig -a-n-'l boating. Many  guests   at   this   resort   prefer   , wail   ,  tents  with  floors  to'slopping in     a  house.    All  in all, Cowichan  Lake is 1  a most en jo valid e place lo spend a lew .  weeks during the hot  season..' !  Ainoiiigi '������������������ those registered at     the   '  Tzouhalem Hotel are: G. J, Harvey,  W.   1-1. ���������'Bremhcr,  W.  I.,." Sampson,   C.  Wilson,   J,   R,   Mann,   A.   A.   Green,  W.   Foote,- C.   Lawson,   II, ������������������������������������Herd,, A.  Greenwi:ol,      W.   I.ehl, Mrs. Snii.h,  Mrs.   Savage,   II.   Christie,   C.   -   E.  Lang, .), B.II, IMckaby, E. Seller, I  M.   N.  Cu/.uer,  P.   Richardson,  i\ M.  LinkJatcr,   C,  B,   Daniels, M.Lon;:s-  ty,   W./Cook,   Viciori-a;   l-LE/'loWr  ertson,  Vancouver;'Mrs, Lesseuham,   J  Toronto,  S.S.  Thistle is  in  ������S^#t\  at the wharf.  Eg^=&--igB:Sl������������- :  S.S.  wharf  S.S,  en ing  coal.  Wellington  is  today.  loading at the  Tricolar left on  Saturday ev-  with  a cargo  of (1,500  tons <A  New      York,  April   24.���������Arrived,  steamer Mainretonka from London.  .*.**���������  New   York,   N.   Y.,   April  21.���������Arrived, steanier Kroenland from     Antwerp.  THE FISHING PARTY  A-.PRESENTATION  A    l.idger     reporter was informed  this morning    that an interesting ev-'r  cut  Look.place at: the railway station '  on   Saturday evening last.   Mr.  Bee- ���������  chain was met. at the train by a dep-j  titaliou    from     the local sport clubs  and presented wild a gold collar stud  as an acknowledgement of the valuable services...he has rendered the various     chits." .during     the    past  few  months.Thc ceremony'was a most impressive'one. '  Pearson,   Evcrvbodvs,   Ainslec,   Ar-  gosy,   Frank     Leslie,  Ladies'  Home  .!(t.rnal,   Wide World :ind- Mvliopoli-  tan   for  May at   Knight's  EASTER SERVICES.  At thc various churches in this city  yesterday, Easter Bay, special music  was rendered.  'I he Church of England c'hoir was  heard at its best and the beautiful-  anthem, "The Resurrection" was  faultlessly sung. Th's church was  prettily-  decora-ted   with  flowers.  Thc music at the Presbyterian  church also was very fine, and a solo was rendered most feelingly by  Mr. T. Lewis. Rev, Uoyle preached  a nicst interesting sermon--on the  Resurrection.  At thc Methodist church a large  congregation greatly enjoyed the  pretty music given and the powerful  sermons preached  by Dr. -White.  At all the City places of worship  yesterday the attendance was very  good.   j{.   Get     your    Sunday    Colonist     at  Knight's  bookstore,     which   is open  froe   12 o'clock to ,,:\c on Sunday-'  (Continued   from  Page  One)  DEFRAUDS TUP:  BANK.  and   Uic bank a large sum  of  money.  It  is a family   tragedy as   well   as  a  licmenduous   shock   lo   the   financial  circles  of   the city."  The father, trunk CI, Bigelow, had  Chicago speculative connections v.i'.h  the linn of Tracy & Company in  which his brother, Gordon Big-: low,  was a member, the Higelows were  caught in the late Armour-Gat:'S  wheiil battle and sharp fluctuations  of the market which have come (tiling  lhe  last   few  days.  A Chicago despatch'says the announcement, made by Tracey ��������� & Co.  concerning the-dissolution of partnership gave no particulars as to the  cause leading to such action, stating simply that Mr. I'igelow would  no longer  he a nii-mher.  OHEMAlNUS,  Cheniaiiius, April 21,��������� Posters are  distributed   liberally . through       Mie -..  -district   atiiicouneing .the   visit      tomorrow    -evening'of'-tlie.Ladysmith  Harlequin  Dramatic  Club.   The members of this society  will  perform    in  hers  of  this  society   performed       in  the  Chamaiiuis   hall  the two  farces  recently presented  in Ladysmith.   Al  so   a good -musical   programme   will  he provided.   The proceeds of the entertainment-,'".over and above the expenses are to be giveii to a local Hospital,    After the concert a dance \sill  be      held.    No  doubt all  Chcmaiuus  will turn out for tho affair, for many  who saw   the  Harlequin  Society perform  heie  last  year  remember     tlie  exceUcYicc  of  the  entertainment  p "o-  vided for them, and if report-speaks  truly      thc artists  are  greatly   improved  since  then,    Then, again,   lhe  cause   of   the  affa-ir   is   an  excellent  one ,an-d should appeal forcibly to i.v-  Yesterday    four     well known residents of Ladysmith  left town in thc-  Lrave     gear    of    fishermen.   Two of  them  have always  prided  themselves  011 the great light their ancestor, for  whom they were named, made against  Goliali.   As     one of    them remarked  it  was always natural, for his family  to throw a stone or cast, a fly.   Allot her one' of the party carries around  I vast C|iiaiitilies    of red   tape when he  is at home.     At times he visits officially one of     the structures elected  and maintained hy the Dominion government,  I The fourth.'member / of the party  started out indep-endently, in fact,  I starting is a strong point with him.  Yesterday he pushed hurriedly . down  tliu car,, looking at nobody. lie iap-  pencd, however, to see the party  above mentioned,'.as he slid by,  .'.lacked back a couple of cars and  butted in. "Now," said he genially,  ;'lf you fellows will drop that Scotch  ami talk English a little while I'll  tell you how to catch some fsh today." Tom looked at the two Dav-  ies and both glowered at .the." butter in" "Ye insultiu' velain, " said  one of them "ye kp to the public and  ca' yersel a fisherman, and then ye  coom doon lo tell a Scottsman how  to talk: Enighs'h." As tjie-train pulled: out the railroad man was still  sparring for a drink, but his, success  looked like failure, Each one said to  the newspaper man that they would  let liim know how they came on up  at Somenos. -,.-.-..  'I his morning the notes came in.  One note reads as follows: "I caught  72 .trout'.-in three houis, fine large  ones, could have caught more but it  wodld have been unsportsmanlike.  None of the others had any success.  It was delicate work, but my flies  worked to perfection." . The second;  note read: "Am sorry to inform you  that the other members of the party  had no success, I alone caught I'sh.  My cast was very successful and I  employed the ol'licis in -taking tbe  fish, off the hook tor v e- m-cst of t"������  time. I filled all of the baskets in  three hours.   The third one read: "I  What Do These Suggest?  H ot 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 Dres*  sing.  2 receive fresh lots of the .ih.jve every few days.  $2.75   to $4.50  per running yd.  Carpet Squares  All sizes,  All .colors,  All prices  Hring in the iiieasuietmint  of room.  DRYSDALE - STEVENSOi  Co.   Lailysmith  "ilua* gentlemen all say they hud  excellent tpoit and caught large  cictls." "Sonny," said the ra.lway  man .to the junior,���������-..'���������!good"- men ri<-  s-ider it right, to e'xagcrate their fishing exploits, and never report: a failure. The. four guys yon. have .been  'enquiring about have been going fishing with mc once a week .throughout  the season.for., years. Tliey;. never get  any fish���������:urile'ss. ... they buy them, but  they are such cheerful-'chaps wc often pre! end' to believe their stories  just to keep them in good humor."  Easter  S tufted Ekk*.  Stuffed eggs for. luncheon "or-supper  ni-e always good. Boil the .eggs bard  and after they have cooled cut in tvyo  crosswise. Mash -the yolks and mix  with bloater or anchovy.paste,.minced"  parsley, salt and pepper. Minced' ham  or chicken may be substituted for the  fish paste, and chopped sardines are  sometimes liked. A little lemon-juice  is a necessity when fish is used. Fill  thc white cups neatly and place on ice  to chill. If the dish is to present an  appearance, serve the eggs hi aspic  'with lettuce leaves underneath. Mayonnaise accompanies the eggs.  ' '('.: IledNtcuilN.  "Among all the, useless things that  aflllct society," sivtd the housekeeper, "it  would perhaps be impossible to And  'anything more entirely absurd than tlie  high headboards and footboards with  which beds' are still made. A bed,  needs only a footboard and headboard  high enough to support the pillows and  keep the coverings wfiere they belong,  and the superfluous materials now put  into such projections not only make the  lied clumsy and hard to move, but  necessitate its being placed not where  one wants' it, but with the high headboard against the wall."  We are acquainted with your desires and can quote special bargains  in:  New Skirts,   New   Shirt Waists,  New Veilings, New   Tan  Boots and Shoes  X In Fact ���������-���������������������������Everything New X  Oii-i /'���������Boys' Sailor and Man O' War  Hats are very prelty and the prices  are low.  SIMON LEISER& GO Ltd.  am too lame to call down, had. the  time of..my. life, I ��������� caught more, list,  than all of,the other.parties on the  lake, in fact my arms were soover-  worked yesterday that��������� T can .scarcely write this note." Note four read:  tfTlicm three puddin' men didn't do  a thing. .No Scotsman tan lisli.'. I  gave each of them a basketful out of  my catch, hastily,  Pal,"-  In concluding this fishing yarn it is  only fair to; state that, a junior saw  the conductor this morning with  whom, the gang came down last  night. "Did the t.shing party from  Ladysmith ,,liavc pretty good luck  yesterday?," he, queried "No, said  the railroad man, "Not- iv blamed  fish. :In -fact tiliey didn't even have  herring".'for.-'thcii-'. lunch" "fttay,  said  tlie reporter; gently  but  firmly,  The  Sewingr  Machine.  Tho sewing machine still bothered  mo by running hard-even after I had  thoroughly- oiled and cleaned it, says  on'-' woman. But at last I found one  place that I had neglected���������the throat  plate. AUthat was necessary was to  remove the screw and lift that little  coyer where the needle-runs in and  out. There was such an accumulation  of dust and dirt that tbe trouble was  easily accounted for.  GATACRE ST.  1 ���������1=1 m  LADYSMITH  BsgEBjaaas������?^v?y?fflr-iiWi?a  &  being  Ci_2".2>-.SJN-=lAi'������*l������C������*'M  Fresh       \  CHOCOLATES  ���������At���������  1st" \ venue,   '-'-. r - - Lad/smith  Bankrupt Stock  OF   W. H. LIVELY  C onsisting of WSTDHES  Silverware, Knives,  and Fancy Goods  S.RiNHsd  sc  W������LRY  S>; u|S .  0213  MONDAY  Easter,  our store  will be closed.  A few Packets of Paas Egg Dyes left, 5c package  BLAIR St KD73l7VT  PHONE 2-1  CARLISLE   BLOCK  &S^������5?������������s������SJ������3f������S  W. G. Fraser  All these Will be Sold at  ���������at -.:���������....  Less Tban 50c On $ i .OO  W. T.HBDDLE  CO.  Williams' Block  liadysmith  PartioularGrooers.'  Telephone  cry  resident  of  Chcmaiuus  and     the  district.  ll.iU.S. Kgeiia 'is in it-he marbor itn-  iii"- survev  work.  +  BAZAAR IN  PROGRESS  This      afternoon  Church     Ba/.uar  will he continued  throiiKliou  the Presbyteiian  is in proKrefs  and  the e-v-  cnin<r,. .Some splendid nrlicles are on  show and those who require useful  slippers, dainty tea chillis, etc.,  should not lose this rate uppni-l n'������������������  ty    of Killing     two  birds     with  one  fft5S=S  [AVE YOU SEEN  Those Shirts, Nobby Ties and Fancy Vests?  Up to the Minute in Style and Coloring.  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C������  'BLOCjK.       ���������   ��������� ���������   -  TELEPHONE   C-7  WILLIAMS  stone, oblaining what one really requires and at. the same time contributing to. the funds of the church  hy purchasing the article at the bazaar.  'I his evening a concert and social  will he held which will be a most enjoyable affair. On the prograine a>'e  the names of some talented singers  and an elocutionist, while lhe drills  hy .1 number of young ladies are very  pretty, and such as are not oftin  seen here. The members of the ladies' Guild, of the Church have been  working very energetically for .some  time preparing for the affair, and  tihr-ir elTorls di serve to be rewarded  \\ith every success: Following is the  program:  Barb.ell Drill    lu young b.dies  .Solo, ...Mr. Roberts... Maid of Athens  Itecitatiou    Miss   Leisk    Selc.-t:;d.  Song (comic) ...Mr. T. Lewis      Dear   Sing ,v'ig  Solo   Mr. Jessie Evans      Dream   of  Paradise.  Solo   Mr. John Thomas      Anchored.  Solo    Miss (llahome  ...  Selected.  Kccitalion  .:   Miss  Leisk    Selec/ed  Duet    Messrs.  Thomas and  Roberts   Flow Gentle Deva  Grecian Drill    12 young ladies.  Song  II,     Lewis     Se)e"ted,  We are also Making a Large RediiGtion in ihe prices  of our Large and Well Assyria ii sla^ksoas  to  make this an interesting Clearing sale.  Dont Hiss Ths Chance if You are Looking For  Bargains.  B.FORCIMHER  WATCHMAKER,   JEWELER,  OPTICIAN  First Avenue,    X   X   X      Ladysmith,   B. C.  SK������3^1!������35SS������i?S^S^^  MerchantTaiior,  '"���������'������������������,. (ist Avenue) ���������      . .  Spring Stock on hand. Call early and  get your choice.  We Have Just  Rece  A' CONftHINHENT  1 he celebrated  ,@5  In Wire Wound, Cotton and Rubber.  EVERY LENGTH GUARANTEED  )   .  A  Complete Stock of CHICKEN N'LOTTING   NOW  ON   HAND.  LADYSMITH HARDWARE CO., Ltd  Gheii-Iie    Dunn  MERCHANT TAILORS  Every  25 cent purchase  of  chance, in   thc drawing  for  Drawiii,!;;   lakes   place   '.his  Ask for Coupons.  -.1 s  bite  hi  Swan  Soap,  enlil  di   u;'.'iiile   Herliner  les  you   to     u  (���������rnni-o-phone.  month  in  Ltnh'smilh.  NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS JUST ARRIVK1)..  Charles Dunn, of the above, firm, v isils Ladysmitli every Sunday lor the  purpose of taking measurements and seeing customers personally. May  he seen at the Hotels. We guarant ee all stock and a perfect lit at the  lowest possible rates. Suits from $15.00 up. Pauls from $1.00 up. All  TTand-niade. II ^ a -���������*  Two First Class Ee  m  ToR  In thefCentre  tU'-i C ity  Box  BsaiiBaaBieBss^riaaid^agBBa^saEg;  JOHN STEWART Is. O  FIRE,   LIFE  AND   ACCIDENT  INSURANCE  CO'NVEYANCINO  Of. J  NOTARY   PUBLIC.

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