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 ���������'������*;  Th b  ^**&i.  Daily Ledger  VOL. 2,  THURSDAY, AUG. 10.  1305.  PRICE   FIVE   C^vTCS  THE GREAT CHIMNEY if  TACOMA  vyltis300   Feet High and  >,;;       is flow in Opeiv  ation  ������  3cretoforel Cats and Dogs  s    Have Died as Result  *h of Fumes  SHOCKED THE  SAGES SNOW AND BURGFSS AR- TERRA NOVA RESCUED ALL  ,-  S   The new concrete chimney  of    tho  fcTacoma smeller is- now  in use. II, is  G300  feet  high,   Uhs highest concrete  #sniokcstacl>, it  is claimed,  m      the  5jworld, and ufi of (.he smoke from t,ho  Jjdifferent  plants  of the smelter   pass  ftIhrough  it.  4.|   The  smelter  officials  believe  that  .,       Mhe     people in  the North  end,  and  ii.     jjthoye especially  in'the  immediate vi  ������      Scinity pf tht\ smeller,  will  not heie-  'iaftcr be troubled   with   the chemical  <tAimes that have theretofore proved so  ileletorious.   Poitions ,of  the district.  Surrounding  the   sinsiter   have ,bcen  denuded of all vegetable  life., On the  hill" just   above   the- smelter ,it   has  been found impossible to raise chick-  walch- dogs seemed to be affected by  ens. Cats also sickened and died, ajid  the funics.  y The eonciete clu'mney,   in   addition  "to being 300 feet  high,   is  situated  ton  high  ground  a'lwve  the smcltei,  and  long  underground Jlues   are  laid  ' *o the  lead plant 1,000 feet distant,  j^and  to  the copper  plant,   1,500 feet  distant.  AND MATRONS  A Practical Joker Put Applejack in Lemonade at  Church Festival  And  the   Straight   Laced  Men and Ladles Kicked  - up Their Heels  K  New York,  August 10.��������� According  to  a Somcrville.,N.J.,  despatch       to  the Herald,    applejack poured into a  laige mill* can  filled  with lemonade,  at achuich    festival has     caused no  end of double   111 the hamlet of An-  naiwhile, siv  miles   from   Xomcryille.  Aftci diinlcing     freely of  the concoction  sevt'ial young men  and women  perfoimed   stiange antics at Che festival,    which shocked    the staid old  men and women     of the  village" and  set up a    scandal that   - will be the  town  talk of Annandale and all  (lie  countiy side     for many ayear. ' Just  who   liiiected   the applejack  mto_ the  lemonade   is a     mystery    which the  chinch committee     in charge of   the  festival has been trying to solve cv-  ei since    the disagreeable affair lia.p-  pinjd a week ago. At first'there  was an    attempt to Keep the     affair  RIVESJN PORT  Encountered Bad kWeath-  eronher Way From  the North  News of  the Waterfront-  Several Boats Now In  Port  BUT ONE  ���������o���������  Tlie    -weal/her   encountered by    the  Snow A:    Burgess on hot way down  from  north has    /been very bad, she  having been    almost continually in a  thick fog.      She ������niv'ed at Mx* noith  end  of the    island  ten days ago and  was    obliged    to lay there foi  some  time    inidcad     calm and  thick, fog  When   eventually     she got W wind it  was    an    east     one and the journey,  was   made  under  bad  circumstances. J  The   oflic-eis of the    Snow & Burgess    repot I that   the     fogs on the  roule north aie (he worst known for  a long-     dune.    The bark  was (owed  into poll  (his morning, a,nd  after lying in -ibe stream for some (imcded  up at the wliaif,. where sJic will com  mencc loading sacked coal.  A     'laige  gang of Chinamen ha^e  The Fiala Ziegler Polar Ex-  pedition Safe and  Sound  Their Ship  Was  Crushed  In the Ice Early in  1003  .       ....    .    .  ,,   A .lieen  Iwisy sacking coal  for  the  last  t^l, but-the fact-that scmal/young | few, wceks anf, a Vary largc fiUanl(|ty  is  i now ready for shipment  to  the  R  MASKED  ROBBER  '.** MAKES  GOOD HAUL  -Afer    Gazelle, Cal ,  Bchnke  Bios.'  t .saloon was entered Inst flight by,    a  * masked  robber, who  held  up  fifteen_  > men.       Laying his   levolver  in   the  itar, he .commanded the men to line  \&P and s(ep forward one at & tune  iSkUil hand out their  valuables.       fie  tot about   $100 from  the crowd  and  00k $G8 from the icgister. He   was  f.Ufceavily  masked, awl is known      to  ave  takjn   die nortli-bound   train.  J Anthony Fiala left on his ventuie-  ^;ome voyage fiom Tiongjen, Nor-  JJivay, on July 3rd, J9W0   The    crew,  ��������� under captain Edwin C'oflin^ of Mar lib  ^n's Vineyard, consisted ol  JI ofhceis  and men, but in the, expodiLion alto  aether weie ^8 men. The Amenta.  J02 tons, was the ship thai cornered the.Ziegler expedition under Evyln  Bnggb Baldwin to Ft an/ Josef Lan.i  !'in   1������1>1.  women, of the community of high  moial filial acler peirormed an mi-  promptu soit of skirt dance online  chimb ln,wn, while others became  the mixed drink, was more than the1  chinch committee would stand, so it  hr,s been industriously at work trying to run down ithe culprits who  tampered with the lemonade .and it  is re-ported that several arrests will  give the community another* shock  north.  IRISH   JOAN   OF  ARC  GETS   A   DIVORCE.  Pans,   Aug   10.���������The civil   trc-lunal  ��������� of-Seine  today  piononnced   a pulicial  spearation in the case of Mainu John  ! Mcliride,  who was a piominei^'^iiicjii-  (<.������lM:r ol  the Irish Bng.ule ol the Boei  aimy mlhe South Alucan wat, and  hiswife,  foimerly Maud  Gonne,      the  well  known   lush agitator,   who  has  ( f tteen called the  "Insli  Joan ol Aic"  Mrs. McLtnde  retains custody ol   the  child,   whom  the  Majot   will   be   iei  nutted      to  visit  periodicaiily     'the  (��������� question   of an   absolute drvoicc   will  'I It Held at afutuie sittint'.  1   !,     Passengtr   Liafhc   between   Seattle  [j and      Vancomei   has  been  unusually  \i laige  piopoi dions   dining   the      jiasl.  year, and  the season of   WJ05 will go  " down  the     annals of  the companies,  handling  the business  as   l.b.e "biggest.  J; ever  known,   says   the  Seattle   i'.-l.  ',' During the mouth of July alone,  the  Canadian Pacific Company's fast liner Princess   Victoria, making a daily  trip from the city of the British Columbia   Inland   inetroiptilis',   carried ' in  'excess  of  25,000   passengers,   and   011  i the shore line extra  trains  were re-  1 ^fu red to handle the tremendous rush.  1     A great,many of Llie tourists, ifcolh  ('going and coming     from  the   East,  jt have   availed, .then.sa-lves   of  the   op-'  I portunily   to   take .the steamer   trip  1 tip the     Sound and through  I'.ritish  1 Columibia waters, concede<I  to i,e one  1 of the most iiiiagniticienfc, anywhere in  I the. country, and frq^tiently the t'rin-  fcess Victoria has carried  as-high, as  1,000 passengers.  Ways are being prepared  in  .   the  v.va'rd of the   ' B.C.  Mar ne Kaihvax','  ^Es^u-in^alt,   on  w-hich  to ���������build.     the.  I new     steamer for  the C.P.K.  C'oni-  ' Ipany.   The  keel  for   the  ship  will be  fc'laid     shortly,  and  the constniction  I will  go on  sinui'ltamcoiisly  with  the  I building of the steamer for the quar.  I an tine  station.  NEW FIRM  BEGINS TODAY  The advcitisement of  the new firm  of "Waltcis & Akenlvead will be noticed  on  the back page of  this issue.  The film just entering upon its business  life as a firm  is starting m unci  dci   exceptionally   fa\orabIc   circumstances, foi   they have taken over a  business     alieanly   well   established,  and-they arc both young, active and  capable  business  men,  and   \^o especially  qualified   111  the  business     fty  ieasvon of ycais of tidining in     that  best  of sohools���������o\peilcnec.   With the  contemi-lated   improvcinenfs   in   their  store   building  soon   to   take   place,  lhey  will  ha\e a commodious, eonvc-  10 mH  place.   It   is  centrally.. located  and   will.1   it  is certain,  under       thet  management  of Messis.  Wallets   and  Akenhead,  lie a piosperous and satis-  factoiy business.    Btst of all, it,will  he,  not a bianch of some, other .firm,  111    some    laigei     town,   but a film  whose inteiests will  lie in and     for  Ladysmith  TO PROBE SLAVERY STORY  IN  ALEUTIANN ISLANDS  t  The Seattle P. J. sa\s.. A ratrei  weird stoiy of sla\eiy,al Unalaska  has been told at (he mtenoi de-  p.utincnt, and Assistant Secretary  Rjdn has said that an investigation  would be made U> detcLmiue the tacts  as the story lsstiangely lack'ing in  details  The investigation is the icsiilt of a  statement by William A Da\ is, foi>-  nieily a school leachci at Lnalaska  Uavis' slatemeiil, while applvmg di-  lectly only (0 I'nald&ka declared it  fair'to. assume that similar eomli-  tions of slavery exist in other parts  of Alaska.  In the fa 1 of���������'���������' ]00.'{ ho found.eight,  little girls in aultial sla.vcry afc Una--  h:s!;a. He declared the matter was  immediately, reported to the proper  auth'orities aiul that nothing' has  since been heard or it  Since the publication-, or fvot. Davis' statement, the interior ���������department officials have looked into the  matter. It; was said today that  the investipjation revealed the fact  that the. existence of slavery in Unalaska was reported to the department' about two years ago, suhslan,  tially. as charged by Davis.,     ���������  The "lnatter was at. on.ee turned/ r:v- !  er   the  d^iartment  of  justice       for.  investigation,, but 1 nothing- further hyd  been  heard  of it, until   I'Aiv is 'state-  So far as any action of the .denarl'-  nient of justice is coucernod it -is not  known whether the papers in tlie case  were  ever   taken  put  ������"f ��������� t'he  pigeon  hole into-which they disappeared upon  receipt, Or-rtaiiil.v 110'.report       of  fany action was ever nlade. to Mie secretary  of the interior.  The     investigation justi' instituted  ALBANY IN  [MOURNING  Thirteen Were Killed in the  Disaster on Tues-  ,       day  Albany,     N.  i.Y:,    August     10 ���������  Twenty-four hours have elapsnd since the last body was taken from ������ie  ruins of the Meyers  building,   which  collkpsed     Tuesday    morning.     The  work of rescue     has  been suspended  and it is thought probable that tlur-  s-ctn will complete (he     death   oil  Of (hose in     1 he .hospital all are expected    to recover but     Miss Helen  Donahoe,     whose back1     was  broken  The remainder of the week will be a  period   of      mmunin������     for    Albany  F0111   victims  of  the collapsed  building    were    buned     today and great  eiowds attended (he funerals.   o������������������   GOVERNMENT  ?  rNVE^STIGATES  ���������The Ait-tic steamer, Terra Nova,  which wtiil fo Hie Jelu-f of the Fia-  la-Ziieglcr polar expedition, lias ics-  cued Anthony Fiala and all the others connected with the expedition,  with the exception .of one Norwegian  seaman who died fiom ualuial causes- The ship America, which took  out the expedition, was crushed in  the ice eaily in tie winter of 1(10.3-  1, and lost with ala,ige pai t, of hei  coal and  provisions.  The 37 members of the expedition  who  letuiiii-Ml  safely  aie  all   in good  health,   despite  their  privations  c.nd  trying    expciienees,  and   their  prolonged   imprisonment  in   the   \iclic  'I he evpedit.1011  was seveied  from all  communication     with      the   outride  woild  since July,  1903.  Anthony Fiala, of Brooklyn. \ V ,  the'leader of the expedition in a  bnel statement, says- "The icscii  vw s most (������niely By my ordei the  Amenca -wintered in Nephtx Bav,  where early in the winter'of J903-1  the ship was ciushed in the ice and  became a total loss, together with  I ig quantities of coal and piovisions  Thiec attempts' to leach high lati-  itude failed. The scientific woik,  how2ver, was successfully earned  out by Win J. Peteis, of the U S  Geological SuiArey. Our rescue was  due to the splendid work of      Wrm  [JAPANESE ENVOYS PRE'  SENT TERMS OF PEACE  At the Conclusion of This Morning's Conference  Baron Kumura Presented the Document  to M, Witte  Russian Plenipotentiaries Will Study the Terms  at Once.   Conditions Upon Which Witte Will  Agree to Terminate the War  Portsmouth,   Aug    10.���������T  (Associated Press Despatches.) x  he  J.iPan-  make     peimanent iccords complete,   fell', Mis   Konosiovetz and  Mr.  Dep  tre    htuve     handed the Russians the .and  make it sfeow clearlly   the atli  conditions of peace in  wnting [ tu  'I he  morning conference of  tli  ie cn-  v'len  de of the plenipotentiaries fioin the  l^ginniiig  of  the  conference.  tcnliaiies in conneclioii  with  then fu  c  PoLtsmouth,   Aug    10.���������In  gloiioiis  uiys ended at     12 15 o'clock,  (he e,n0ys .idjoiiimed  and immediate  ly  icpaired  to  the  lunch  ,00ms     ,n   sunoh.ue,  shoi tly afte,   i)  o'-lo-k  to-  llic  navy  buildup    These rroius a.e < day,      *!,������    ,H.a<c    pbrnpnipn-t^nes  d-rrtly oc.oss  thecon.do,   fnoin the   sLa. fed   fo,    the  navV vard   to  hold  ronlcrence 100m.    The  nev.   ������������������,.������������������,.   ��������� ������������������.���������   seCond sesg|on "ftt-  ^���������eordnio   to the schedule of |>ms���������I(;ss ' tl.nllHe     ,_     __.,.,  anauged  yesterday  ,s  to be-11,     M  |     .      g &  s       "    / might be expected  to show her Jiand  af  belief,  Japan  The following,official.statement has  to  het   adveisary.    Upon  the  modcr-  iliiee o'clock,  These terms have been commiuuca  ted to ZeleiliolT ornd aie sadslactoiyj''lLl������"   of  <3l'jfme*s  of  the   terms,   e\  to the Funpeior.              > ' j eL5' one hers  believes      will     depend  Schamp (ijecretary of the-late Win  Ziegler) commamiing the'"relier expedition, who, owintr to the (eruble  weathci, failed to 1 each- us/last year  Also (o the untiling xeal of Captain  K. Jeldson and his Norwegian ofli-  cers and' new, who, foi six weeks,  persistently foitefl their way through solid Hoes of ice and finally  1 cached us "  Eveietl,   Wash ,   Aug    10.���������Deputy  United Stales  Maishal Gin man"  1111-  dor      rnstiuctio/ns  of United  States  District  Attorney  Frye,  of Seattle^  is  here investigating  the telegraphers' strike as     it effects inter-state  cr>ime^cc   and   pai ti ),ufclrly   gjovoi n-  nient business. Mr Frye is acting uit-  dcr   instructions   from   Atloiney-Gcn-  eral  Moody    Two   impoilant  government    messages   have been   delayed  The operators here disavow icspoisi-  hility for (he delay  LOST  A ceilined check diawn by (he  Ba'.ilv of Commeit-e in favoi of William A\insfon (not cndoiscd) for ?50  The. check is worthless to the finder,  but it w 11 |>e i>. favor \\nil save some  trouble to the dvvner jf returned to  him. It. is supposed to have been  lost- in  Victoria.  J. WILLTAM   WINSTON,'  Ladysmith.   ���������o   TWO SQUADRONS DESPATCHED  BY JAPANESE ADMIRAL.  Tokio, Aug. 10.���������Rear'Admiral Kn-  toke reports that he has despatched  one naval ts:iuadron to Kamchalka  and another to OUhahk, an<l that  they are engaged in carrying out  their instructions in regard to the  work to he performed at their rcs-  pectiv-e destinations.   ,���������0 -rr  LOST���������A ladies' silver watch with  fragile gold" chain attached. Will the  finder kindly return to this office.        |  FAILED TO  JUMP THE GAP  Helena, Mont., Aug 1(1���������Tom Ol-  tei, the bicycle ndei known as "V0-  lo", who pimps the gap dining a circus performance, failed to do the  trick heie last night and fell to the  ground. He was uiK-onstioti1; Tor half  an hour. The phvsiciai.s say they  feai he is internally iiijuied and will  the. His wife loops the loop in an  automobile, and she followrrl in hei  turn shortly aftci the accident to  her lius-band.  PRESIDENT   DELIVERS   ADDRESSES   IN   THE   EAST  Oyster'Bay, August, 10���������Piesident  Roosevelt started at 8 o'clock tins  foun.on for Wilkcsbaire, Pa, vvhcie  late this afternoon he will deliver an  addiess to the anthracite, coal miners and 'the membois of the Catholic  Total Abstinence Union. Tomorrow,  One president will deliver an addiess befoic the Chautauqua Assembly tit Chautauqua, N. Y.  been   made   by   All.   Korostuvet/. on  behalf ol   the Russian  olenipotentui-  les      "In  the meeting ol   Augusl   10  (���������he question of lull ,wvcis I /C\,ccu  regulated so that  there  will  be    no  difficulty on the subiect.     After  this  the  Japanese  plenipotentiaries  handed   the Russian   ptenipolentianes  Uic  conditions  of peace in   writing        11  has   been   decided   that   the   Russian  plenipotendaiies  will study  the million  and  will, as  soon  as  possible,  give"(lieu answer ^n  wilting,    in  the  meant me,   the meeting  ol   the     lom-  feieiiee has  bctyi  ad|ouined "  Tj'e presentation ol the Japanese  teirtis came at the veiv en<l ol (he  niciniiig.     session   .   Baron   Komui.i  hiin^elf h.uulod (be  momentous <U(ii-|na,     Baion   Kamuia and  his  suite  men I  in duplicate in  French and Russian   to  Mr.   'Wilf'C,   who   tbiust    the  pa pus   in  an  iivside pocket,  and   the  meeting   was   declared   au ouincd  A    despalch   fiom   St    Petersen j,  savs        Despatches    leecivcd     fiom  P01 Ismouth,   Nil , indicate  that Mm  ister  VokotiloTs  ainvaL  has  vesuU-  ed   111 an   impoif.nif   ino-dificalu n    of  M    Wi.Ke's  Views.   "\li.   Wille is  now  ���������willing io  make" ioiins  vvjili  Japan  conditioned  upon the sunemlei of Hie \ .Lipanose   sources     that  ) the continuation of the war mi     the  Far   East     In   some   well   informed  quailors,    however,    doubt    existed  whether  the  Japanese  would  today  (listlose then   terms     For some reason   the impKsj.011  existed   that   Bale n   Komnia  was  sparring  foi   a little  more   time     Indeed,  it  had   been  vaguely intimated   I hat some minor  pri'liminanes  aie  going   on,   pieced-  mes lemamed   to be settled,   uid the  whole    i'ay  miclit -possi'bly  be   consumed  m dccid.ng up on these details  1  The  Japanese   envovs  ga'-e  not     the  slightest  li.iit of what was io iet\-  ptcted     With all  the sccirc-f  observ-  (il   hv  Oy.iina    in   planning  Ins foi-  vvaid   movements   against     he     Russian  commaiidei   in chief  in   Mniiclui-  ha' e (onducted  then  diplomatic cam  p.ngn here.   M^   Witte and his collea-zj  gii'es are in the dark.    They can  c.*:-  ly  wait  and'-watch  for  the  decisive  moment    to    arrive. >    It is   known,  howevci,   that  they  went  to       the  meeiing   tins  morning   strongly     inclined  Io believe   that   for some ica-  koii   their  adversaries   would  not reveal   their jiosition   today     'Vltliju^b  intimations   have   been   thiovvn    from  will be entirely-under the interior department. Governor Brady has been  communicated with and directed to  look into the matter. The bureau of  education also has been requested to  assist in investigating the charges.  Dr. Sheldon Jacksan^ who for many I  INVESTIGATING   DELAY   IN  GOVERNMENT  MESS AGIOS.  Eveiett., Wash , August 1(1.���������Deputy U. S. Maishall Grilma.11, unVler  instructions of if. S. district. Attorney Frye, of Seattle, is here invest igialing the. Telegrapher's strike  as it effects inlet-state commerce  and particularly ���������government busi-- tentiavies in connection vviih their  ness. Mr. Frye is acting under in- failure to present their credentials at  structions from Attoriiey-fgenr-ral yesterday's meeting. Whal the con-  Moody, two important government tents of tin's note are cannot yet be'  messages    having ,been delayeiL    The   learned,   but   there  is  a basis   for   the  whenj the  tiine arrived   they   would  lay     down  1 li"*i 1   lerini and  practically announce  v.hit   M    Wale  must   take  ci   lef'ise  as  a   'basis,      and   that        1 he  issue  would  be   praclieallj   d^ci.lnl  at     !.ie  lust clash,   the  Associ.it .1  1'iess has  1 lie stioiif;cst   nason   to   bilie'e  tli.it  no  such  summary   tatit-s   are  to    be  innsuetr"    While   it   is  niuloubteilh ii  the advantage, of the  Japanese, plenipotentiaries to neduce, the (ban es foi  diplomatic ,spar 1 ;ng over  the-  n.isis ei  the  negotiations  to  the iic-uest  \ os-  sihle limits,  theie will still ^ie   some  I'nom   to give, and   take.   Japan will  present  her   maximum, . but  she also  h.i-> hei iiiwlueaible minimum,   and    lI  the first   ie.il ip.'S-.iiie at  amis ii will  he   the  . mi   <d   the   Russian   n n r ,1  Lis   Io   101 < e   the   ,id\< ls.m   | u< K   Ii  hei    List    line   i.l   il.'l  1 s->      .lusl    bov  v    afttu     I he    pleinpoleif- |lhls   ls   ,0 ,R.   <l( eom.il. ,iimI   Will   ��������� ,,,1-  thcii   se<rc(.uies   gathei-'si,,,,!,.   ,,���������.   mieteslino   i.idi.s   0nlie  i conference. II, is .regarded as ci-r-  liiiu ilial the Japanese will ask ibe  {ussiaiis to accept or  decline  ���������lie la-  "o  Chinese eastern i.iilway Lei wen ll.u  hm and Poit Aithui, an-rl to satisfy  the financial demands of J ip.ui, if  reasonable, pioMded Russia is pei-  mitted to retain Sakhalin.  Epio Takasugr, piolcssor of En-  elis-h at the ImjiciiU Cmveisilv,  Tol-io, m an lnteiview following a  conference with ]\lr Sato, who has  been spb|���������esman foi the Japanese so  lai, said fhat Japans tonus would  include the immediate evacuation of  Maiuhiiiib with (he cession of the Island of Sakhalin and an iiidemnitj .  of cfce billion dollais. Vladivostok  . lso will be demanded 'I he indemnity, Mi 'lakasugi snd, m'(;lil lie le-  duced if peace'can he'brought about,  in no olhei w.iy IV11 'l1akasiiu,i said  "The Portsmouth confeieiicei will end  in   a tieaty  of  pe.we "  I in medial  ti.iiics   and  ed in the conference .rooin and exchanged complimentary words, partly'in French and partly ^Japanese:  Air. Witte produced a diplomatic note  addressed   to   the   Japanese   ph-nipo-  operatorsjiere disavow responsibility  for  the delay.  insurance agent  at 'the age of joi.  Chicago, Ills., Aug. 10.���������C'apt. Jerome B. Osier, believed to be the  oldest resident of Illinois, died yesterday aged 105. He was born in  Erie,  Pa.     Following his. father  as a " full   official   letters.  ..elief fhat,     Mr.   Witte  in   this  note  toolc   occasion   fo  give   expression . to  the     surprise  which  he  undoubtedly  felt  that the Japanese  plenipotentiaries,  after  having  from   the   oufsei-.'of  prelimi-infery   neyioti'alions,   laid-       so  much stress on the necessity of     examining   credentials   before   the  step  was taken,  should at  the. (iisl  meeting  have  failed   to bring with   them  I f  was   the  na  si.s   of   negotiations   as   a whole.     '!'  allow   them   fo   proceed' by   a p-roccss  uf (,'liminalion   would give; the  lancon. The Japanese plriujiotentia-  nes had about ten minutes- Mart of  the Russians wlicn they left the hotel Baron Komura, Mr. rdl'ahir.i  and Mr. Sato sat three in a sett.  Mi. Delison was beside the chau'-feur  The secrctaiies  went  ahead, or  them  carrying  a suite case  whic 1  is  supposed   to  hav  contained   the credentials  of his  chief.    He refused   to  let the bag    lea.ve his hands       and  twice declined   (be   olTer  of   the  porter to put the   piecioos   luggage    in  the   automobile     The   Japanese   envoys diove into  the navy yard      at  0.30  o'clock and   the  Russian   na.u/  iollovvpJ   a fed:  minutes   later.    I'otn  pai ties  went immediately in  (0    j-c  conference loom   m  the  general si ores   building.  New      York,   Aug    J0.���������Following  are   some  observations   appearing  in  the  Times  from  the London   Times  coriespondent at  Portsmouth  The Japanese have, with theii usual passion for oigamzatroni, assigned to one of (her numiber, since  1 caching America, the duty of talking foi all, but that arrangement  baldly applies to the conference,  since U12 Japanese chiefs of this ex-  daoidiiiary mission take the most  serious view of Ibe obligations of  silence. Beloie he left Tomo, Baron  Komnid sent, word to a distinguished journalise "You must not be disappointed, but you must not; expect  intelligence Fiom now on absolute  'secrecy will be observed." That  pledge, ui warning, or perhaps  lineal, has l,i\ n vigorously observed. I fete in Newcastle^ Baiorr Komura, sees almost nobody and  Mi Takaluia's icseiv'e is almost as  gieaf. 'I he cfei f of all this little  as it, is, can only be, and is, to  stujigllien the Mief that this con-  feicncc of peace is foirdoomed to  failure. I meet nobody who is very  confident lhal all eat} will be made  If Die Japanese do not talk then  fnui.ls do, .nl thev say the wai  (viiglif to go on unles* it is ended by  the complete concession of all the  Japanese demands. When I lelt England a fortnight ago, the idea prevailed that English ltiteieMs ldquir-  id peace No, sa}s a high authority  here, it is n il for the interest of  England and Japan to make at pre^-  m.ili'ie pe.ice without guaianteos  .I"..-.- llie ininie. ��������� English trade in  1 he cist, sn tai fiom sulleiing, has  iu 11 Ii en so giw.il as dining the  l.si ei'diUvii months 'I he banks  have never made so much money.  "As for Japan," continues the same  authority, , "she has lost men but  gained in everything else, and especially in financial credit, and she  would      be fooling,     indeed,  to yield  sians   tlie.   big   adv-antkge   ami  iabiy prolong the,.period 'during which ' if  peace crowns  the  main  questions  as   to   vvnether  a  basis  of set l.leniruf could   be  reach-.'.'!  Would   remain   in doubt.  i\l. Witte i perfectly realizes this  and when faced with the Japanese  eondit'ions he will doubtless ,ask time  fur their consideration lo' ascertain  what I'oinfs came within his linsirue-  tions. While no time limit will be  li.vod,  Mr.  Witte will  doubtless give  Jus-' any single    essential   point  loRussia.  n\a,r- ' Peace  can  only  lie  profitable  to  her  "   "  '���������"   "-      the  efforts  of War..  That she can afford to be moderate  is  certain. There  is,  however,  in  Japan a; great party, which clings to  the traditions of chivalry, which  considers that Japan ought to lift  up her fallen foe, restore her. self-esteem, and make surrender easy for  her. In very high quarters these  ideas, whether quixotic or not, >p're-  vail."     It is clear on the other hand  llll  sailor on   the  lakes,  Mr.   Osier1     be- derstamling  of     the Russian  envovs  came master  of. a schooner,  in   ISfil that  Baron  Komura would decline  to!  he   enlisted   in   the  navy   and   under even-open  negotiations   of  the   most  Admiral   Port?r,   on  whose ship    he informal character unless he had sat  was an  ensign,  be took  part in   the islied  himself  of  the validity   of   1b.-  liis reply  in   21  hours���������probably with  in a few  hours.  It   was      a few   minutes   pn,s(   nine  when   I he- Japanese,  plenipotentiaries,  (.hat the Russians here in Portsmouth arc in no mood for surrender.  Daily their opposition to an indemnity  or      territorial  cession,    comes  river   battles   between   New  Orleans  I full   powers  of  Mr.  Witte.  and Vicksburg. After the war he | Ristor cal precedents arc quoted in  years has been commissioner of eclu- became a life insurance agent and their note to show the irregularities  cation for Alaska, probably wiM con- was engaged in active service until'ctf yesterday's proceedings. The pin-  duct the investigation. one year ago, j pose or the Russian note was      to  at - that  they  have.  tlie f'O'st of d.he feace mission to ap- j out stronger  pear, came, out of the hotel and  D.IO the automobiles took .en departure lav flic navy yard. "��������� 1.: Russian plenipotciniiiaries, M. Witte and  llai'on dc Rosen, accompanied by Mr.  Naijokoff, also left in a motor carriage.  They were preceded  by a mail  coach  in which  were Prince F' dach-  1  So docs their belief  cnVh&rkcd upon useless negotiations. What happened  this morning, unimportant as it may  seem, confirms- them in this view. I  give both views as expressed here to  me today, one Russian, one Japanese. I add that this distrust of  peace is in the air."  vmm \  :i'r.-"Ti-i���������s3.j ���������3I--H.���������=-5,_  t-  y.riiMn.imwi.a^aww^fc  .;. i'*ujji  DAILY LBDGBR  lie  DAILY LfDWR  Published   every, day except Sunday.  BY        THE       DAILY        LEDGER  COMPANY.  Offices,   Ladysmith and  Duncans  SUBSCRIPTION  VRICE  10 cents  a  month-,    $5  per  year    in  advance.     Advertising rates on ap.  plication.  --.=������.   -I-l   rTHfe:������M!!yWBM  , WITT-  THURSDAY, AIG.   10.  1005.  MIDWAY   SHOULD BE  A   GREAU' TOWN.  The     initial     copy of the Midway  Stai, is     at  hand.    11 is     a  neatly  priiiU'il, six column, foul  page  sheet,  which   will   piogiess  if Midway  prospers,   as     now Ioolis  proWahle     .Midway ,is    most beaii1ifull\   situated on  the   Kettle  River,  a beautiful  stream  so clear  that bottom   can be  seen   un-  dci      favoriblile conditions,   m. n\   I'i.et  .(.way.   Midway  as  a railway   ecu lie,  foi   such it  will apparently be, si tun-  led   in  a country  rich  in   mines,  siu-  loiimlcd   |.{   a   splendid    cat lie   country,  lowlands  '-\ery rich iu ng-iicul-;  Iu nil    growth,    shoulil  prove one of  the   best     towns in   the piuVince.   As  a   bownsite    with its siii-roundings it- ���������  should   prove  a permanently   prosper  ous ciiy.  THE MYSTERY  OFTHESHP  One     morning, a year or two ago,'  (lie   Spanish   authorities ' at   Girjral-  tar   observed  a brig,   with  all   sails  set,,     approaching    and   apparently j  maneuveririg to enter the  Mcditcria-  ncan.   Upon watching it a little more  closely,   howc\er,   they   were   struck  with      the    sti'ange   mannei   of  its  mo\en>Dnts\    U   tacked   an.l       went  about  in   ,i most   bewildciing  manner  for  all the world  as if it  were being  handled   by   a crew   of   inespousible.  riinnlicn   men,  and   this   though  there  was   not   (he slightest   eleme.ut.il ren-  Kodtenay  Steel  Range  VENTILATED  OVEN  The  health of a  family depends greatly  upon the hygienic nature  of   the  cooking.  . The oven in the Kootenay Range is ventilated,  and every  dish  baked in it is entirely free from  the effects of pent-up cooking gases.  A perfectly ventilated oven is one of the most  I important features of a range, and yet it is given  R vciy little attention by most makers, and none  J whatever in most of the cheaply gotten-up ranges  |   now offered to the public,  Sold by all enterprising dealers.   Booklet free.  McCIaryfc  Loudon,       Toronto,        Montreal,        Winnipeg,        Vancouver  St. John, N. B.  *^53SE3Cf3HI  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO. ������I6, F.  O. E.    :���������:       :���������:        :���������: ,     :���������j  Meets In the Opera House 1st and  3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.   Worthy  President,  B   Forcimmer;     Wftithy  Secretary, C H.  Rutuminga.  "HiV\nt*mrJ  ISN'T THAT SWELL?  Our  customers   aie  always   pleased  wi.th      the   wall  and  ceiling   papers  they  have selected  from  our  charmingly varied  slock,  as'well as   with  the skillful way our  workmen   hang  it.    General approbation is given our*  interior  dn-oiations.  May   we   make  up an estimate for you?  Ladysmiih Wallpaper Depot  HARRY   KAY  FIRSTS VENUE  Ladvsmiih HardwareCo  ���������   ������������������"-���������   AGENTS.     ���������  ���������   ���������  ���������  son  for anything but the most_slrai-  ghllorwaid -and  plain  sailing.      The  watchers wondcied "what it   all meant  Deterinini'iis'      to   investigate       t'ho  matter    at      much    closer quarters  some  of their numbci   put   off in     a'  boat   and pulled   townn's   the   eccen-  tiic craft,    linking anhed   within a  few cables'  length  of  the biig,   they  were still more ama'/r.d  to find   that  there was not a sign of a human  bo J  ing to be seen anywheic.   Tbev  hall-!  cd it sacral times,  but received   no  Newly fitted up and  Furnished  Good tables and good  Rooms  PORTLAND HOTEL  ANGELO TATE,PROP.  Board at reasonable  Rates  The bar is extra  well  Stocked  Express Work  LIGHT TEAMING  Wood and Bark for Sale  BUGGIES FOR HIRE ':���������:   :���������:   Seed.  KEMP,  or leave orders with  BLAIR &   ADAM  FIRST   AVENUE  ���������PHONE  2-1.  response.  Then' that superstition .which Is cn-  ffendeiT'd by the mystery of the ocean took .possession of. the investigators, and with apprehension they  proceeded to board the vessel. They  soon discovered thai Iherc was not  a living soul, on board, that Jhc bvipj  was drifting aimlessly aljout. ���������  In the captain's cabin were the remains   of a half-finished   meal,      and  over  his  bunk  a chronometer  watch  was tick inn;.    In the men's quarters  1hc  same state of  affairs  presented  ilself,   traces  of hastily  quitted  font  paiilv consumed meal.   For the rest  eveiything  was in order.  Upon    the  bulwarks,  near  the  bows,  was    the  mark of apparently a blow from     an  ax or a slash  from a cutlass.  The   ship   was   an   American   brie,,  Marie     C'elfstc.    It  was  discovered  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Ratee f 1.25 ard$1.50���������  Free bus to all steamboat landings acd  railway depots. Electric care every five  minutes to all parts of the city. Bat  and table unexcelled,  F. BAY NFS, Proprietor,  ABBOTT ST.,  VANCOUVER B, C.  DAY SCHOOL.  Usual subjects taught; also languages, drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils a������d water colors, pianoforte and vocal le������soas given in classes er individually.  MISS BERTRAM,  Ladysmith. B. J3.  i :=g       -  r Under New Managment  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B.C.  McKinnell fcWoodbank  Proprietors,  Modem and     Strictly First ClaM.  Commercial Mens'. headquarters.  Fire Proof    Ruitding.  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GATACRE   STREET-     Ladysmith.  Fktdier Bros.  ' Continued on Page Four-)   Healers In  Pianos and  Organs..  I adysmith, B.C.  5Mn  GEO. YUEN  Ladsymith  Merchant Tailor  B. C  Any  TH6 CITY MHRKeT]  Kjfld  R. Williamson Prop  ist. Avenue  Ladysmith B. C,  G������&2S3������&������3������������3%������i]  SiS3&3e������  Public Notice  Attenlion is called  to the      fact that the  Ogilvie Flour Hills Co.,  Limited,  makers  of ROYAL HOUSEHOLD    FLOUR,     have'Tor some time  past been producing flour in a   vastly  improved  and  purified  form  by  the aid of ELECTRICITY  anil  having secured control  of   .ill the basic patents relating thereto, take this opportunity of advising  the  public   that,  any  unauthorized users of the electrical    flour purifying processes   will  be prosecuted.  Ogilvio Flour Mills Company limited  re tho only    millers in Canada whose   Fiom1 i������  purified by the electric process  of  This  Hotel  has    Jieon  completely      Board and lodgiii;   $1.00 per day.  renovated.  HOTEL    PRETORIR  Bar   Supplied   with   the   Rest    Wines,  JOHN THA, Proprietor  Liquors and Cigars. ! 1st Avenue :-:  :-: :-:-Ladysmith B.C.  Job  Done Promptly and  WELL  At  THE  Office  armers  Meat Market  Geo. Roberts       X       Prop  1st   Avenue  HlLBERT  1  HENRY'S NURSFRIES  NEW CHOP���������V  Home Grown &   Imported ,  GARDEN,     FIELD     and  FLOWER  SEEDS,  Buffalo and Return  August 14th and 15th  ���������$87,50  FINAL RETURN LIMIT 30 DAYS.  August 211b and 25th, September 1R  and 17 ill CUE A I' RATES to ALL  Pijpints East. ONE FARE plus_$ 10  foi  THE ROUND TRTP.  Foi   full uarticulars call on or ad-  d ress  S. G. YERKES,    ;E. R. STEPHEN  G.W.P.A., 78 Government st  Seattle, Wash, .Victoria, B.C.  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Persons ' found using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be -prosecuted.  HUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  ..Ladysmith. B.C.  Its  Great   Resources     | "gfljJDiDRlAN''  No part ot British Columbia today offers so many advantages to the  investor as dote VANCOUVER ISLAND. ' i' ]S  "*L.  Its vast-and varied natural, weal th has never- been as yet thoroughly  appreciated by reason o( the fact th at  before the' public.  Pierre Lotl'a Oddltlea.  Pierre Loti, whose adaptation of  "King Lear" is the latest dramatic  novelty in Paris, is nothing if not versatile. Naval officer, novelist and academician, Le Is a man of many roles.  Ordinarily he is the most unapproachable of men, speaks little, shuns society and generally plays the hermit.  Then, after a long interval, once every  : ten years or so lie suddenly announces  a grand fete, and the residence of the  recluse Is invaded by hundreds-of visitors. One of his most famous entertainments was that which he gave last  year, when a wonderful Chinese pagoda which he had built was inaugurated  by a grand party, which all the guests  were requested to attend in Chinese  costume. All the servants, host and  hostess were likewise garbed in Chinese dress. Afterward followed supper, at which sharks' fins, swallows'  nests arid other Chinese delicacies wers  consumed.  JAPAN'S SPY SYSTEM.  Leads Them  IN QUALITY  All  "it has, never heel promiently laid  COAL  TIMBER  GOLD  SILVER  FISH  GAME  IRON  COPPER  Its Vast Agricultural Resources   :o:-  R. P. RITHET,  & Co., Ltd  Pacific Coast   Agency.  r  VICTORIA. :���������: :���������:   ���������: .���������: :��������� B.C.  Boar Slide* In Ireland.  Compared with some of the bog  slides which have taken place in Ire-  lund the recent disaster in County Roscommon may be regarded as of trifling  importance. In 1708 a slip of a mile  long and a quarter of a mile broad occurred at Cnstlegarde and buried three  houses containing twenty-one persons.  A similar disaster took place at Adder-  goole, in Galway, thirty-five years  later. Fresh in the public memory is the  bog slide of eight years ngo. Between 2  and 3 o!clock one bleak December morning tho edge of the Knock nageeba bog,  overlooking the Ownacree valley, near  Klllar-ney, gave way and liberated a  vast flood of peat and water. The flood  rushed along with startling rapidity,  swept away the stone built house of  Cornelius Donnelly, Lord Kenmare's  quarry steward, aud Donnelly, his wife  and six children perished.���������YVestrain*  ���������ter Gazette  y'Ssk  Its land; when properly cleared,  soil known to man, ' ' J <  WHEAT VEGETABLES  - ,; OF  will grow almost any product of the  <m  llili  OATS  RYE  ALL   KINDS  APPLES.  PRUNES  PEARS  FRUITS    AND     BERRIES.  th*.  Me  A WONDERFUL SOIL FOR SMALL  The Canadian Pacific Company will   adopt  a literal  land .policy,  and  them will be disposed of on reason-  1,500,000 acies cod trolled  terms to actual settlers  J������y  Government lands can be secured   and     money can he made by those  who desire a new home in a country   possessing the  ������������������; :o:   BE5T CLIMATE  In the World  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 individual or company. Royalty at the rate  of ten cents - per ton of 2,000 pounds  shall be collected on the gioss output.  ^uar.tz���������Persons of eighteen years  and over and joint.stock companies  holding free miners' certificates may  obtain entry lor a mining location.  A free nu_������i's certificate is granted  | for one or more years, not exceeding  ! five years, upon payment in advance  (7.50 per annum, for an individual,  and from $50 to $100 per annum for  a company .according  to capital.  A Iree- miner, having discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the  lame with two legal posts, bearing  location notices, one at each end on  the line of the lode or vein.  The claim shull be recorded within'  fifteen     days if located within    ten  miles of a mining recorder's office, one  additional  day allowed  for every additional ten  miles or fraction.   The  fee for recording a claim is $5.  At least $100 must be expended  on the claim each year or paid to  the mining recorder in lieu thereof.  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with  other requirements, purchase the land  at $1.00 an acre.  Permission may  be granted  by the  Minister   of     the Interior  io   lorate  claims containing iron and mica, also  copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  area not exceeding J GO acres.  The patent lor a mining location  shall provide lor the payment of a  Royalty of 2& per cent, of the sales  of the products of the location.  Placer Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Territory���������Placer mining__claiins generally  are 100 ft. square, entry fec$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, but not exceeding 1,000 feci. Where steam pow-  j er is used, claims 200 feet wide may  | be obtained.  v������upnm;i?D        .     -,',      \.        . .'.'���������������������������   , ������������������" , Dredging in the rivers of Manitoba  VANCOUVER, aud will continue to   grow in importance as  the Island Is -������������������ the N w T_ exceptillg the Yukon  ' Terrify���������A free miner   may   obtain  developed. .only two leases! of five miles each for  a term of twenty years, renewable in  the discretion of the Minister of the  Iaterior.  The lessee's right is confined to, the  submerged bed     or bars of the river  below low water mark, and subject  to the rights of all persons who have  or who may receive,  entries  for bar  diggings, or bench claims, except on  the Saskatchewan   River,   where   the  lessee may drcgde to high water mark-  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  THE DAILY LEDGER, Ladysmith, will  supply  any   information   obtainable  to  those  who  contemplate  a visit  with   a view  of  investment  conditions are found as advised.  if  Is the centre of the great coal mining    district;     a beautiful Harbor,  where hundreds of great colliers come in  each year.  LADYSMITH  IT IS THE JUNCTION OF THE     LINE    FROM    VICTORIA  TO  Subscribe for and read THE DAILY LEDGER, LADYSMITH, B. C.  The New Western Hotel  ������3ood rooms,     good heels, 'and good board.  Our Bar is newly fittedup and well supplied and is in charge of  ' ''"'  JOS. PELLIGRINELLI  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction is sufficient. Rental, {10 per  nnum for each mile ot liver leased.  Royalty at the rate of 2* per cent,  collected on the output after it exceeds $10,000;  Dredging in the Yukon Territory-  Six leases of five miles each may be  granted to a free miner for ateim of  twenty years, also renewable.  . The" l^ssec-s right is confined to the  submerged bed or bars in the river  below low water mark, that boundary to be fixed by its position on the  lstday of August in the year of the  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years [rom the  date of the lease, and one dredge for  each five miles within six years from  6uch date. Rental, $100-per mile for  first-year     and   ���������$I0  per     mile for  each subsequent year.- Royalty, same  as placer  mining. _     '  Placer Mining in the Yukon Territory���������Creek, gulch, river and Jiill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet in  e*������gth, "measured on the base line or  general direction of thC-creek or gulch  the width being from 1,000 to 2,000  feet. All other placer claims shall be  250 feet s^uai e.  Claims are marked by two legal  posts, one at each end, hearing notices. Entry must, be obtained within ten miles of mining Recoider's office. One extra day allowed for each  additional ten miles'-or'--fraction.  The peison or company staking a  claim must bald a free miner's certificate.  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  chaigen, the icst of the party ordinary  claims  only.  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at flic rate  of two and one-half per cent, on the  alue of the gold shipped from     the  Yukon Territory to be paid to     the  'omptroller. -  No free miner shall receive a giant  f 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 $200.    A claim may    be  abandoned  and  another obtained    on  the same creek, gulch or river by giv-  ng notice aiid 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 t;Vjts,ined each year; ���������  if  not, the claim Ai.ll he deemed to   be  abandoned,  and     open  to occupation  aud entry by a free miner.  The boundaries of a claim may   be  defined absolutely  by havingts a survey  made' and publishing notices  in   the  Yukon  o'lficial  Gazette.  Petroleum���������All   unappropriated   Dominion lands in Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and within the Yukon Territory, are 'open io  prospecting for petroleum,  and  the  Minister  may reserve for an individual or company  having  machinery  on   the  land  to be prospected, an area of 1920 acres _ for such period as he may decide,  the length of width shall not exceei  three times 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 be sold to the prospector at the rate of $1.00 per acre av  the remainder of the tract reserve,  namely, 1,280 acres will be soli  at tho rate ol three dollars an  acre, subject, to royalty at such rate  as may be specified by order-nn-coun-  cil. -  JAS,   A.   SMART.  Deputy Minister of  the Interior..  Department of the Interior,  ���������    ,  Queer Story of Some St. I*eter������liiir������7  Ten merchants.  A good deal, has been heard from ,  time to time of the extent to which the j  Japanese pushed their spy system, j  both-in Manchuria and Russia, before''  the war. The accuracy of the follow- ]  iug story is guaranteed by the Matin: j  Toward the end of J81)8 a Japanese i  from Kiusiu arrived in St. Petersburg!  and opened a tea warehouse on the j  Nevsky prospect. Shops of this kind j  simplv swarm in tlie Russian capital, i  but all the ������<uruo the Japanese prosper-;  ed exceedingly. j  In view of the big business he nntlc- ]  lpated at the* Easter festivities during i  the following spring the tea merchant i  got over live of bis fellow country-:  men as assistants. These were all ex- j  tr-emely agreeable, tactful young fel- J  lows, -who quickly ingratiated them- i  selyes Avith the.aristocratic clientele- of ���������  tho shop.  But despite the prosperity of their  business tho Japanese did not seem  happy. Their melancholy was noticed,  and at last they coufossed their secret.  They did not in,the least mind leaving  Japan; they were delighted with Russia. What they did not like was to re-  nialu foreigners on the soil of their  adopted country. Their dearest wish,  they said, was to become naturalized  'Russians and to.be admitted into .the  Orthodox" church.  The idea appealed to the aristocratic*  customers of the tea/shop, aud in due  course they were admitted into the Orthodox church and made Russian citizens.  Shortly after this the five new Russians -warited to get married and found  families.   Once   more  their  customers  ^interested themselves in their behalf.  Brides   were  found  in  the  shape  of  pretty young Russian work girls, dowries provided by ���������'subscription: and the  marriage   ceremony   duly, performed.  Time went on; children were born, and  everything   in   the   various   menage9  seemed to be most satisfactory when  suddenly the war broke out.   Two days  later  the   Russiau-Japanese  tea   men  had nil disappeared, leaving their wives  'and families behind them in St. Petersburg.   St. Petersburg society was flabbergasted.   The confidences It bad unfortunately imparted to the tea men  went-to Tokyo in the form of private  reports to the Japanese general staff,  while the heroes of the story, all captains or  lieutenants  iu  the  Japanese  army," went back to  their respective  regiments.���������London News.  TT-n*  ;..t.^,!. >?.-H-.HH>'I*4-*<K^*4-41^'M~''--*--''- ������.  1* ���������4"5-$"!-K'<H-<K'"M-  mm  irswin  NANAIMO,  B. C.  Hanufacturers of the  BEST  4|  i  t  ; In fBrstfsh Columbia  ��������� Lager Beer and Porter Guaranteed  Brewed  ������  t from the , Best Canadian Malt Run   Hops  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made to order and Repaired at shorn   notice.   Drill Sharpened   by  us always gives satisfaction.  Picks hand! ed and repaired.  Ships mi tiling;    in  aJ1    jts    ^ranheg  Horseshoers^and Genera'. Blacksmiths.  David   Murray  Buller Street   -    -    -   - Ladysmitti, n  C  Wn'a^My liiTiTailoua.  It f? ii general role that not mere than  "thr^s persons iu the same household  tliould accept an invitation. This rulf  .nay of course be broken when specia.  circumstances seem to justify it. A  daughter may accept an invitation to a  house where her- mother- has never been  asked, aud members of a family should  not feel hurt when some are invited  and otpers left out. At the sametime.  In the case.of weddings in church aud  for large general affairs a hostess  should be careful to send invitations to  ���������11 the members of a family which she  knows well. <  It n not polite to address the envelope Inclosing an iuvitatiou "Mr. and  Mrs. Brown and family."  There should be a separate invitation  for the Misses Brown and another fo*  the brothers dn the household.  DID IT EVER STRIKE YOU  That the place to BUY  YOUR MEAT  is  where  the slaughtering     *<t  done locally?   We are  not depending  on    what the Wholesalers send n������,  and     can    GUARANTEE   EVERY-THING to be FRESH AND CLEA.N  PAN NELL   &    PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK,  GAT/.cR*5 &.\F^Z  LAE-YSMlTh  ^  LAC/SMITH TRANSFER CO. ~J  PIANOS,      ORGANS     AND HOUSE MOLD     FURNITURE MOVED PROMPTLY A -ND SAFELY.  Stables in the rear of the Ladysmith hotel.  Abbots ford.  Leave orders at   the  wilium 5 \ i)  / \ i 5 : r  Reduced to the Ranks  Of the RED  TAGS���������that's w hat    happens to  ture  that doesn't  sell  as  quickly  as we  wish.  any  piece of furni-  Shelf For I'et Books.  If you have already grouped your  books according to your liking for them.  It will be found pleasant, to set apart a  special .shelf or a chosen parr of your  bookcase for your intimate book friend*  -the ones that you most respect, enjoy  and are truly fond-of. -Then,-'when in  the mood for converse with a -"favorite  uuthor, you can turn to this special  group, sure of finding what you want.  oi-, if you do not cure'to'open the volumes, you can "read them by tU������  hacks"���������that is io say, you can, by a  aere glance at the- books themselves  conjure iip, as if by a magic charm, the  scenes, personages and. often the very  wordB that lie within.���������St. Nicholas.  BIT IT IS SOON PROMOTED  U CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMFORT of some -happy home  whose house-keeper has, perhaps, saved many dollars on its purchase.  YOU CAN SHARE  IN TUTS  AUQU3T CLEARANCE   SALE  of all odd lines. If there is any edd  piece of furniture ycu want, write us,  and we will let you know if such is  included ' in these special offerings  which comprise  TABLES, CHAIRS,   COUCHES  BEDSTEADS & SUITES  DRESSERS. IRON BEDS,  REED& RATTAN -CHAIRS  ROCKERS, CABINETS, ETC.  SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN NORTH  WEST MINING   REGULATIONS.  'Coal���������Coal "lands, may be  purchased at $10 per acre for soft coal   and  $20- for  anthracite.   Not  niore   than  ;j20 acres can be acquired by one individual oi company.   Royalty  at the  rate    of ten cents  per  ton  of  2,000  be 'collected on  the  pounds    shall  gross  output.  Quart/���������A hoe minor's cci tiIk-ale is  granted upon payment iu advance of  $7.50 per annum for 'an individual,  and from $50 to $100 per aimum. for  a company,-according to capital.  A      free  m'licr,   having discovered  mineral-in  place, ��������� may locate a claim  1,500  x  ,1,500  feet.    The  fee  for, recording a claim  is  $f>.0U  At least $1 IK) must be expcndoil on  the claim each year or paid to the.  mining .recorder in lieu thereof. When  $f������00 has been expended or paid, the  locator may, upon having a survey,  made, and upon complying with other i'i)V|iiiremeiit.s,. purchase tin; Jaud at  $1 an acre.  The     patent provides for the pay-  i men I. of a royalty  of 2i per cent on  the sales.  PLACER   mining  claims   generally  arc 100 feet square; entry  fee $5, re-  Jnewah'Ie yearly.  .'   A free miner may obtain  two leases  to  dredge; for  gold   of   five miles  each for a term of twenty years,  renewable at the dcscretioii of the Minister of the Interior.  The lessee sha.ll have a dredge in  operation .within one season from the  date of the lease for each five miles.  Rental, $1.0 per annum for each mile,  of river teased. Royalty at tlie rate  of 2i per cent collected on the output after it, exceeds $10,000.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy of  the Minister  of t!he Interior.  p.visns.i,  Pv'.  ETC.  hii    I  i ight  Work  done  properly  and  at  prices.     Shop and   residence  in   rear  of Ladysmith  Hotel.  J.  E.  SMITH,  Prop.,  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Tbaoe Marks  Design?  Copyrights &c.  Anyone sendliiR ft shot oh nnd description mnv  quickly asnortnin onr opinio,1 free nliailior :in  invention is prohnbly p.ilentHl>lG. ComnnuiU'ii-  Hoimstrictlycontldont'ml. llimribno'Kon 1'ntonts  .;cnt, free. Oldest atrciuty for .*.<H-n:-i:iK patents.  l-nlenl3 taken through Munu & Co. receive  fpr.-irtf notice, without clinrco, intlin  Scientific .-Jlinericati*  Vlwindsomply Illustrated wepuly. T.finresf. circulation of any scioiiUtic Jonrnnl. Terms. ?^ a  vc.-ir : inur inoutlu, f I.  Sold byj? .1 newsdealers.  OT^l 4.0o.36iBroadw^N8wIorl  H.O. MILES  Contractor and Buiider  REPAIRING   of   all  kinds  promptTf  attended to.    Shop on Gathers    A-  311?SDeJ  Solicitor,  Etc.  Mm, ran v gu- \V.n!������liiiiel  . T-. G.  st. Avenue  to  loan  LADVSMIT  Ladysmith  Temp's No. 5 R&thbom  Sisters meets in tlie Oddfellow's hall  2nd and  4th Tuesday at 7.30  p.. m,  Mrs. Kate Tate,  secretary.  n  Meatmarket  ���������-   LOfSvllTVl   B. C. THE   DAILY    LEDGER  mm  LOCAL HEMS  ,a_,_,���������*.������    p^���������n^.hv������    vT-w.a    "'i^r  lt7?^57������>?f5������H  9  ri  as  The.   Launch  Antic    will   make',  hourly trips across the Bay on Sundays,  leaving'^ Government Wharf.  Coming���������Richest Goon in Georgia.  Saturday, August 12th, Ladysmith  Opera House.  If vou have a house and lot lo sell  or rent, see, .John Stewart. His advertisement  is  on  page  four.  BORN���������On Sunday the wife of M.  McMillan,   d   agiii-  Born-On Monday (he wife of YV.  Dele'oiirl,  r>{  agii'l-  The Ledger has beon re<(uest.cd to  .innouuf-e that the football excursion  will be on Monday evening next, as  previously" announced. Tll<! fa('1' llial  pay day' is not until August HH.li  will mtdvc no difference.  Mrs.  W.  Thompson,  of  Ladysmith,  and   Mis.   McKcn/.ic,   of   Extivision,  reiurneil home yesterday   from     Victoria at. which  place  they  h.We been  spending  a vacation-  J.     II.   Franck,   agent   for   Simon  Lciser, ai rived   in   town   on   the  noon  (ram   and   is   registered   at   the   Ab-  bolsford.  ��������� The ladies of I he prcsibytcnaii"  church have decided to hold their ice  cream social on the bunker grounds  on  Wednesday,. Aug.   23rd.  The secretary  of   tho   local   school  board has,up to the present, been'unable to secure the  services  of        a.  school teacher for division seven.   ,  DUNCANS  TOWNSITE EXTENSION  Adjoining tho old lownsite of  DUNCANS, V. I.  A small .area has been laid off   in town lots which are no w offered -  afc /    '  (  LOW "PRICKS AN D ON EASY TERMS.  The  future  of  th������  Cowichan      District   and   Vancouver   Island  will  exceed   expectations   and   this  is  a good chance r-������������������ a safe and  profitable   investment.  BEE FLA NS AND PRU.'El  Ajents, J.STEWART J. H WHITTOME  Ladv smith,   V.   1. , Duncans,   : V.   I.  WILL  From  this   dal? on  five cents   will  liny, a nice,   cool   ,������-la>s  of   beer  .   at  LENZ  & LEISER  WHOLESALE DRY       GOODS,  MANUFACTURERS OF  GENTS'  FURNISHINGS,  ETC.  SHIRTS, OVERALLS. ETC.  .   u _   VICTORIA, B. .C.  Jones'   Hotel.  <  A man, a vol* of hulls, a big  ditch, and Silers' great jump, all  combined to make life iuicrcMingJor  a few minutes last, evening. However  the owner told a bystander who had  been good-naturedly trying to help  him how to drive bulls; pulled then,  out of the diu-h and across the li'ad,  again. Siler fmial y came down to  earth, and I-'irsl Aveoic resumed it-  usual   calm   and   dignified   demeanor.  HEADQUARTERS FOR SCllOOl  SUPPLIES is KNIGHT'S BOOKSTORE.  Tt is reported that a new whar!  'will be coiistrut-led ,for the Hurst estate at Nana-imo. It will be larger  than , the old wharf and will be  built by Ironsides, Rainie ,and Campbell,  of Vancouver.  That sparkling musical comedy���������  "The Richest Coon iu Georgia'1 i*  due here August  12th.  Ralph Smith, M.P-, is spending a  few weeks at Harrison Hot Springs  Mr. E. .Jones, who returned a :'evv  days since from Harrison, says Mr  Smith is improving in heallh, ha.v'ni������  had a severe rheumatic attack.  _^���������       s-  David Murray has sold nut his  blacksmith shop, tools, etc., anil coe  Templates ailrip.^.i. tho northern' gold  fields l.itCr .on^in Jhe season. Mr.  'Murrrty has: a host of friends in I.u-  :Vly?mi'ih->-who wiTf greatly regret hi-  "di'termiiialiou to leave the city. I ,v-  cryhodv's host wishes will go .'ilh  him and Ins family lo llicir new  home wherever it  may be.  DOMINION EXHIBITION  1905-SEPTEMBER 27 TO  OCTOBER  7-1905  Under the  Auspices of the Royal   Agricultural and  Industrial  Society  NEW WESTMINSTER  B.   C.  And You are  Just in time  to Gome in  on Our    r  BIG  SALE  Ladysmith Doat Duildia;  f)*tent  Launch and Pleasure Boats of ������U  descriptions for Hire. Boats built  to order and Repaired. Spoon oars a  Speciality.  HARRUP AND HAYEDN.  BOAT     BUILDERS.  CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY  ������������������-.o. -   Manufacturers of the Famous  CUBAN  BLOSSOn  None  but Union Lab   Employ ed  fl J. BOOTH,  NOTICE.  From this date the undersigned  will not be responsible for any indebtedness ' incurred except an a  written order signed by the secretary  Rowland Machiu.  V. J.  EXPLORATION A DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD. ~'  ,  '  Non Personal Liability.  Victoria,. B.- C, May 18th, 1805.  Ah Wing & Go,  Merchant Tailors  Ladies' and dents' Clothes Mads to  Order.  i  PERFECT FIT GUARANTY H  LADYSMITH,   B.  C.  We are offering, pur entice stock of  school   Pants,   school Suits,   and  school   Hats   at Bargain   Prices.  Something   new for   the children  when the bell rings for school again  Boys' Pants, $ 1,00, now. 50cts,  School Suits, $3.75, now $2,50 .  Straw Hats, 25, and 35c value,  cleaning at 15c.  All goods .exchanged if not satisfaq*  - Joiy   - , j  LEISER & CO Ltd.  OATACRE 8T  LADYSMITH  <M~������"H- I-4-H-  $100,000,000  IN  PRIZES  AND  ATTRACTION'S  $100,600.00  Williams r.nri   Slevens,   the ^-i''s  (-f  "The Richest   i o'>u  in Oeor-.',;a '   i i.  aie   the  U,n������s   o?  coined       comchv.  They   will  be   at   the.   Ladysinith  On-  H-ii" house     Tor one night only���������,-iat  uril.iy,   Augi-sl   12th.  HEADQUARTERS FOR KCIIOOl  SUPPLIES is KNIGHT'S BOOKSTORE.  Enlarged   groumls,   new, handsome  and spacious buildings.  WORLD'S   CHAMPIONSHIP   EVENTS     in   ROWING   aud   LACRD.S.SB,  HORSE   RACING,   Broncho  "i ������-kIintr.,"   Military  Parades  and  Exercises.  ROYAL IRISH GUARDS and ether   Famous  BANDS.  GRAND   WATER   CARNI/AL���������Parade  of    Fiaser   River  Fishing   Fleet  Patrol Boats,  H.M. Warships, Ii.iMaii   War  Canoes,  etc.        Indian  sports.  For   all information write  W.  11.   KEARY,   Secretary   and   Manager,  New Westni'iiister, B.  ('. (  ���������le^^^r x *^t~x-it-*^ii - THE- MYSTERY  MARINE  j.  The  lug;. Ea^le   took on a load   . oi  ' cr.-jl  at   the  wliarf this "morning.-  ���������   ��������� ���������.���������������  The   steamer   Germaniciis  coniplet-  (1   load inn;   today  ami. will  leave  for  Krisc'o   wilh   her   cargo.    The  Cierma-  niciis   has .Ivwii'  in   p'ort   l't,i:     "l   tii'iy  three "'week's'.        ,  ..-'. ���������   *   ������  Tug Escort, with her ������cbw, was in  /or coal this mornlnrc for the maiii-  Iaml. :     ���������  OF THE SHIP  Continued from page T*.>  llint il. had left Boston with twenty  souls on bo.xid a few weeks previously.  W'hnt  bad     happened   to   the  occupants?  Twenty-seven men had vanished,  leaving, .no trace, no note, no hint or  explanation, beyond  the cutlass mail*  ���������-fa.   =*;   '<���������������������������;ir^"--   ><-   "^   'F    K   "���������  SPORT  ,,     *,.   .,,,    .   ,    *,, ,., \j������ y; ili_.iti _  ^     7?,~   7V\    7K    7.V" "'"'-���������  ^l������     '**     "''  The   following   players   have   been  selected   to   play   for 'the   local   inier-  mediatc������' in   their   niaicji   with      Un:  Duncan  .iiuiii.rs  on   Saturday   next:  Catcher, I). A-iti-ni; picl-her. i C.  Ilewlctl; 1st base, 1'.. Ilerkeley; 2nd  base, S. Micbie; :ird base, T. McMillan; *s. 10. Morgan; i-:r., A. Camp  bell; c.l\, A. Simpson; l.f. .1. Berkeley.   o   .1.   Kemp,   whose stables   arc  near  nin.ii' &  Adam s,  lias,  wofid   -Mid  bark  for  sale  nl   rcasona'ble   nitcs'.   Orders  for express,   lidit   or  lir'n.vy   learning,  niaV  be left at  Blair &  Adam's.  It should be borne in mind that  every cold weakens the lun^s, lowers the vitality and prepares the  system  for the more serious dis-  I   eases,  among which are the . two  greatest destroyers of human life,  I   pneumonia ana consumption  Chamberlain's  Cough Remedy  has won its great popularity by its  prompt cures of this most common  ailment. It aids expector.iiion, relieves tlie lungs and <���������;��������� ns the  secretions, effecting a s;. dy and  permanent cure. It c- 'interacts  any tendency toward pu< i.rionia;  . w Price 25c, Large Si.--50c.    -  OF BOYS'  & YOUTHS'  Suits  We are going to  run for one week  [commencing  FRIDAY  MORNING  a genuine*-  HALF  NOTICE      ,  , Notice is hereby given that at the  next . sitting of the Board ot Licensing Commissioners of the, City of  Ladysmith, I intend to make application for. a transfer of, the Reta 1  Liquor licence now.-held by,me for  Ibe premises k nown as the Queen'j  Hotel, situate upon Lots 1*3 and 14,  block 75, Ladysmith, B. C, from myself to Leopold Lepas.  DESIRE  HENRY.  .   Ladysmith, 22hd July, 1905.'  J. 5TEV/ART;    -  Conveyancing     |������    , Notary Public  . P. O. BOX a68  For Sale���������4-roomed house  i . - -f.ne   -location,- neatly fenced and  $525  furnished  ���������**i  For Sale���������5-roomed house  good location, $375 and ���������one  year more - to ,pay.' Owner has  already paid $516 betides improvements '     -   '  For Sale���������Two   fine lots.  each 60x120, centre of City; $350  and assume, mortgage of     $400,  Sale   of   Boys'  Clothing  mi+*. ^1 ~m*xyjJ_SXmp*W*n<*i  ^SSSsaSSSgS^KBS  E^ggw?g������mmfiHW^^  INS' SUITS   .  IN SERGE ANDTWEED  At Half Price To Clear  CALL EARLY AND GET A BARGAIN  MUST BE SOLD TO MAKE ROOM  orrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.  WILLIAMS   BLOCK.  TELEPHONE  6-7  The BEST  in Canada  BLAIR HUD '-MUM.  'PHONE   2-4 PHONE   24.  B0VS' SUITS from  $1.25 "pward  CORDUROY S(|1TS,  $1-50^  BOYS' BLOUSES,  35c-50c,  Look Us  To Ren'���������Nice   house   on  Third .Avenue, corner lot, 16 mo.  -��������������������������������������� m^.^^o���������1^1���������������������������M^B^iMiaaa������  For  Sale-^ioo   acres   <f  land in Cedar Distiict $265  For Sale���������2  sheep farms  on one of the Gulf Islands, considerable improvement!. For  the Two * $450  For Sale���������4-roomed house  $330  For Sale���������7 roomed hou- e  $550  To Rent���������First class hotel  business, "nest location."  v<  W. G. Fr aser  ������-  Merchant Tailor,  (1st Avenue)  Spring Stock on hand. Call early and  get your choice s  rldHING TACKLE  *j"\  >J'   vj: '''<  Trowling. Spoons in'Abundance. Latest designs'and goqd killers.  "    A Compete Stock ol Flys in, ALL VARIETIES.  ^    ".    Balanca ot our night-lass Fishing Rods at   .    -    i       as PER CENT DISCOUNT  GUN5  1  NEW BROWNING AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN   AT  K  $28  LADYSMITH HARDWARE- GO., Ltd  unn  MERCHANT TAILORS  NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS JUST ARRIVED.  Charles Dunn, of the above firm, v isits Ladysmith every Sunday for tha  purposs of takiug measurements and seeing customers personally. May  be seen at the Hotels. We guarantee all stock and a perfect fit at tha  lowest possible rates. Suits from $15.00 up. Pants from $4.00 up. All  Hand-made. Full lint of the Latest supplios ALWAYS carried by Ml.  Dunn. " ������ " A > i  I    | j-.  ���������:  A  A  on the bulwark.   '1 lie boats were still  lashed  to  the davits  and apparently  no      member  of  the  crew had  even  made an cflort to  lower any one of  them;'. ���������������������������"The twentynseven  men   had  ryene as   if  in vapor. ,  The authorities,made the most exhaustive   inquiries on   both  sides   of  the Atlantic,  but never-a trace of a  ���������single   soul   that   left (Boston. in   the  Marie  Celeste   was  discovered.   Various  theories  were advanced  in explanation   of  the  mystery,  including  piracy,  mutiny,   sudden   and universal  insanity and suicide, but ftll .the versions   were   rendered, impossible      by  the cxistiing conditions  of things  on  the  vessel   when  boarded.    The most  feasible   ������������������explanation   advanced   was  the following:  All were sealed at meal, except  the man at the wheel, who was the  only, hand on dec'.:, when a huge octopus arose from the depths, enfolded the man ftt the wheel, with one of  his tenaeles, -and carried'him off.  Mis cries jbrought it-he others severally on deck, only, to be in turn secured by the many limbed monster and  all,dragged ,to the depths below'! Curiously enough, the mark of a'slash  on the bulwarks ���������would seem to offer  a kind of confirmation of this theory  as if it were the result of a futile  blow'at'one of the waving tentacles.  But in   all  probability the     whole  .lr.iith  concerning  the  Marie Celesta  will never be knowja.  Why Buy From Peddlars?  If you can jet first-class goods    at     low   prires .from   a reliable  house at-home.   The  peddlars that call here tiy  to ������ct l id of such  trash as they cannot sell -at home, if you get au article from    a  reliable firm you-are sure tha't  the goods  are  as   represented, and"  if you are not satisfied1 you have 'something  to fall  Luck on as we  are here since Ibis  town  was   fust stalled,   and hold  our  reputation   as    a first-class   housw.    Wecairy nothing j:i oui   line  I flit the  best quality  of goods and sell   on   small   piolils,   as  our  evp. n.es  are small.    We have no fat salaries  to pay  an.l no tia-.e'lnji (.n-  . peases,,  OaH and compare" our pi ices-and our goods," an.l d-jn.t  l.e  deceived.  B.FORCIMHER  WATCMMAKEk,   JEWELER, OPTICIAN  First Avenue,'--,-A) ��������� .X  X  Ladysinitli,  B/  Stoves  Stoves  We are making them of the Newest    Pattern and Latest  Styles.  WE DO ALL KINDS OF FOUNDRY WORK  Our Prices arc Reaaona,   hie  SEE OUR   NEW STOVES IN BLAIR AND  ADAM'S W1NU������WS.  LApv/-5iird.iR3^& srove WORKS CO., ltd.  FOR   RENT..  - The hotel apartments of the Portland    Hotel,      consisting'of   twenty  rooms,      including   kitchen,   pantry,  store-rooms,   14  bedrooms,   well  furnished, ate.   The house,  without the  bar, will be leased by the undjersign-  ed  at very  reasonable  rateB.     Call  and look over ;the premises. A ^qod  boarding hb'iise"k'eeper' can do  well.  .    ANGELO TATE,  Proprietor.  From tins data on five cents   will  Dr.-BpB, Dier  ,   Surgeon Dentist  AH  work guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.  High St. Ladysmith  OPEN- AT ALL HOURS.  B >\a' School Suits, pants and  hats, half price at Simon Leaser &  buy a nice, cool glass of beer at. Cp. Ltd.,. Make your ' .purchase.  Jones'  Hotel.     ' eaily.  't'y^zffirs  '!���������

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