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 1" ''*i  ^uLSlATIVE ASSEMBLY.  The Ladysmith DAlfcl Ledger  SriiAr     ���������aBtZ  t-'    /  TOL. t,  TUESDAY,   AUG.   22.  1005.  as=K  9BE  *=Trrrr  =B-  O  FRICE   PITS   CE������TS  ������  DINNER GIVEN TO  DAVD MURRAY  .--���������I  ���������I  j  'i1  Forty Old Friends Sat Down  to  ' the Banquetting Board Last  Evening  Pleasant   Time With   toasts  and Responses, Songs and  Stories V ' -  {a  '  ' Cast evening  nearly   forty      well-   "spc-nded to in a most hearty aiul en-  -, kniwn residents of the city sat'down  to^i dinner gi\en in token of fnend-  shiy  rand good    wishes, to  a wcll-  knifwn and    favorite citizen'of Ladysmith,' David Murray, Esq.,.who .vill  /   tomorrow take his departure, for the  v   northern, goldfields, expecting to malce  '    that��������� section his home. " 'lhe number  J of friends present1 was gauged "by the  - f capacity _ of  the lunch-looms  of' the  OperaHouse1,]   evciy scat    was filled,  - anjj the committee would -very gladly h^ve extended  invitations   to oth-  ,   crs "who were ������not present,' had there  peen accommodations.   As it was, invitations    were confined     mostly  lo  M$. Murray's oldest friends'.       ~   .  The "company' sat down to the fes-  '  tive board at-r9.30"las.l evening, and  1.30 this   .morning    found the cuelc  'still'" neatly comiplete.      Toasts 'weie  drunk and responses    came promptly  ���������.   and ��������� emphatically.      Spngs       Avere  -sjthg ������' and   ..everybody    joined, in the  _ ceruses.     It     was Murray's  night  '  a^<L the.compliments -and good  wishes .he .there received will not lie soon  forgotten'    A handsomVigolden'. eagle  > watch -charm,  an "insignia" "of     the*  Eagle fraternity,  and', a Knight     of  "ifothias ring-weie handed .over,1,, to  B|r. Murray, by  the presiding  officer  ^' after, some 1 nicely worded remarks by  Mm,   '   and ;_Mr.   ��������� Mu-riay's " W-  "   pirisc and-plcasuic, as  lie a'rese 1   to  --tender- Ins      thanks ' to   luscfricnds,  were ,plainly  manifest  in'his  agitat'  _-;������)!, manner.  -   " _���������  " -������ -  At" 9.30 "the company ." sa,t   down  PEACEENVOYS WILl MEET  I  1    H  The Secreterieg Being Un"  -- able to Compl te  ,,. Protocols  1  The Meeting So Anxiously  Awaited is Post-  / \ poned  mm  _ Portsmouth, Nil., Aug. 22���������It  has been dcc-Hlcd to postpone until  ��������� -tomorrow the meeting of the peace  conference, which was io have taken  place this afternoon.  The   failure of  the  scci claries     to  .    w   ,  - complete ihe  protocols  is  given as  tnis-iastic  maimer ,by  scveial ,   who    ,    ,������������������_,-  ' * -    ,      /..     ft   rthc reason r      ���������  weic called on. The King, The Ere- yr-hc following official .bulletin was  sident, The ,r Do-minion s of Canada, > 'issued at ten -o'clock '"Owing to.the  The Ladies,_The Learned Professions   impossibility cf finishing .before three  and The Press   weic all  heartily received and' some  really good speeches    weie  made     Songs  and  stories  weie  uiter.Sjtrsed   with  toasts . ,and  lcsponses    , All  speakeis agieed tthat  Dave Muriay was  all Tight'"and had  been   a pi mce-of, good'fellows  ever  since  his arrival  in Ji'clling-toii.-some  siv years ago, and3'the refrain'''He's,  a  Jolly   Good  Fellow"   lang   round  o'clock  this  afteinoon,  the  work of  "preparing the protocols' of the meetings of the conference, ^today's meeting     has  been adjourned  until  9 30  o'clock  Wednesday  morning "  ."NEXT MEETING   WILL   u  4   *.  -- BE  IN TOKIO."  the loom" with  force-and'energy?1 Of   Portsmouth peace ^conl>rencetoda(y,  soiigts, Hugh Bates^'with hisJ'Twin-  kle, T win'.-le, Xiittle-'Star,"and H.  Kay's "The Supper^'- easily headed  the list, but all  were good'.  ^lt . was a pleasant; evening,! ,������al->  though- the"sending- ouljof Mr*.' Muriay irom1 our little city hs*,fiot~ ?as  ins friends' would have it to be, except that, it is, peLhaps; foi ihis.own  bcttenncnt-   j -,,-'" *  ' ~'s r* -*���������   %   ^   .  Of the. Chairman, "Wm^Fraser, he  was at his best, and the credit,.  \e\y   largely,   of   a%successfur"enter  septal iorr_ . speech }vefe sihfexcel lent  t������istc^ His  tact >��������� was shown     by his  success   m   getting  a song, t a speech;-  or-Va stoiy  frbm'ench gfest'^present.  It, '.was,  all, in--allK;"a moSt pleasant  c-\clung, and-.oiieuthat! the*guest,- ou^  tiiend  " and Tneighbor, Mr    Muiray,--  wil!   uevei -forget,'for' the ' good-will  of old   fnent's  and neighbors is     ,a  pleasant  hciitagc   and   last  e\enijng  ,at        tlie     kifbles,      ami      " after    pio\cd thoroughly  that the guest of  ~4hnch * and coffee, bad  been    seive<l,'   the evening would, on-his-departure,  ��������� wine, cigars and speeches weie in oi-   take with     him the best! wishes of  der.    A toast  to  Our "Guest   was 10-   the   Lad\smith  people    \  -~   '- -   APPOINTMENT OF A  CITY MAGISTRATE  "taanment is  to be gweiu him;  He wasq  tell ,tiicm thatjthe.next meeting will  prompt, and ,his;remarks-in the pre-- -he^in Tokio."'v~        "'  \  The    Asahi ' says:  "The war'has  won     a constitution ,q'f wthc Russian  neopje "   It1 declares -Ahat\ Japan   is  fighting  the xRussian government an<l  'does      not enteitain anv" ill  feeling  (toward the oppressed subjects of the  Russian  empire    It  expiesses       the  belief  that  all  the  Russians      must  hold some appreciation, for what Japan has accomplished  for 'fln'm.  Althoughnot    at present official,  it  \> reported on     good authority that  Mr.    Russell     Simpson  has been appointed Qity    Magi.strate.     It is. cx-  . pec ted   that live announcement   will  be officially made Hi a day 01  two  'Jhis announcement will te received  .with pleasure by all who at e mtei���������  '.','csted in the city A poLcc magistrate has been long needed, and the  appointment of Mi Simpson, whoso  (capabilities hava be^n continually  brouglit hcfoic the public of Ladysmith during the pastv yeai 01 two,  will be a popular one  It     will  lie     lememLcicd    thatMr  Simp.son was lecoimnendctl to the  Go\eminent fot-appoiiilment biy Palter Williams, M. P. P., and the  Member's 1 ecomnicndation was Jen���������  doi&ed by the Qity Council. Since  that date \eiy/little has been heaid  _of the matter juntil the report that  the Attoiney-Geucrf.il has been pleased to make the above appointment  aimed Fines for all eases tried  within the limits of the city foy the  imagi.stiale elect, wiil hcieaftcr serve  lo leplemsh the city lieasuiy, and  will not fnd their'way to Jhc pio-  \mcial'eofleis as heietofore  FINED FOR S TRIK-  I&st cbenihg;.   at the City Hall be-; liisfrieiul,home when a man interfered  fore His Worship Slayor Cobiirn'���������and -He dici/not .know the man was an. o'f-  .������   Justice of  the Peace Matlu-soii, Win.  ^icer and lie struck out,     lie received  ���������"  Kipling was charged    /vitb obstruct-   a blow     on the head himself.    Pris-  ;������  ing Peace    Officer     o'Coiuicll in the  oner further said he had only worked  s'  discharge of    his duties,     and David   seventeen days here  I  Aitken     with    breaking     the  public  peace.  Mr. J. Stewart, ,J.'.P., acted as  clerk of the court. The men. were  not represented by counsel.  Kipling, in pLeadiivg guilty, said he  was not aware that O'Connell was  an, ofilcer; Aitken pleaded -guilty to  the charge brought .'a^tinst him.  In answer to 'the Mr. y or, Kipling  said lie had only been in Ladysmith a   fine ' of ��������� $25  short time,   'his���������home ileing in Eng-   bor; . -    ��������������������������� .'  land.      Asked why , he assaulted the      Both      men   paid 1 their   fines   and  officer he said     he^yas trying to get   were  set  at  libecty.-  Mr. ��������� Matheson said the charge was  a.serious one and was not lessened  V the fact that . the prisoner" was  not aware that O'Coniiel'l was an officer. Ignorance of the law was no  excuse. The only thing ho.could do  with' the case was to fine- the prisoner S.lOiV o/r six months hard la-  tor.     . '      ��������� .     ;r;; ���������'���������''������������������.������������������-  Iii the case of Aitken he inflicted a,  or .two months hard la-  STEAMER, ATHOS IS  -   SAFE IN  POUT.  New  York,   Aug.   22.���������TheDonald  S.S.      Conup'nny's    steamer   A thos,  which  was disabled  at  sea  and  was  long overdue,.    arrived oft Scotland  WILL PROBABLY- END   .  j  THE CI-UNESE BOYCOTT, tically,   the     same   story.    He   also  Slittiiighai:-,       Aug;   22.^-It is under- will not return to work.    The other  slood   that  the  Viceroy   and  gover-, members    of   the  party  are  T.  W.  nor  of this ���������.province ,haVe agreed to Mouatt,     H.    Hodgson   and   C.   Mc-  supprcss .the  boycott against' Amer- Donald  Messrs. Hodgson and God-  IUUB v,.^���������^,.. _...... ���������..   , ican goods, which will "probably be frey claim that their fare has large-  lightship during the-night in  tow of  ended before-American Minister Con-   iy consisted of beans and bacon and  !0 steamer from the West indies. ger arrives in  Pekin.  -Tokio| "Aug   22:-^The Jiji,  in commenting iupon the/proceedings  at the  *l    ���������*- I ,- >)   f "      \        "*       (t__ ���������      - + ������/lniw  says    "The ^cession  of the Island of  Sakhalin^, and^the* reimbursement'  ol  the cost jrifjwar'are vital points    of  our. demands "and" leave no room for  any    compromise.*1 ' The moderaiion  and reasdnahleness^of.these demands  will     befadmitled* even ..by -France  Shot'ld  ';''thei rai4tempt  tb^'promote  , peace   . fail /Xthe'l responsibility'-- will  i?cst_ with Russ'a, not with  Japan  If they Russiansc refuse to "accept the  nroposed" terms  it ���������> will- -lie "advisable  for our delegates - to' withdraw    and  SURVEY PARTY  ON STRIKE  . Reports from Nanaimo aic to the  effect that the C.P R. man in charge  of the conumssiait department has  sharpened his thife and cut out the  buttel, pic and cookies. In fact, has  pretty nearly got the. survey party,  headed by Mr Hodgson, on beans,  bacon and dry bread. It is not the  general policy of the C.P.R to do  things of this nature, and the fault  will most likely be found to be with  some petty chief of the official kit-  chen . provider. With more ligiht o-n  the suto.ect, it will most likely be  settled amicably The Nanaimo Hei-  ald of this mom ing  says:  Mi      E.  Hodgson,   who   was       in  chaige  of  the   C P R.   suney   party  that  went from  Nanaimo   into      the  Nanaimo  and   Nitimat  Rivci    Country,   returned  to Nanaimo  yesterday  afternoon   in, quest  of  provisions and  when seen   last night was in  a "state  ..of'..considerable   indignation/because,-  Mr. W;   A.  Thompson,  who has general charge of these parties/refused  to-allow him-to take back  the articles   of   food '.Touuircd   at   the- camp.  These ;   articles   Mr.   Hodgson ' said,  were  only what wore  absolutely  required-for decant,.living in .the camp,  and   consist-oil   of  rice,   rolled   oats,  butter  and  cnimod   milk.    These,   the  camp  was out of,  and he had  sent,  word  iii some time ago to have sup  3   j)'in ,   ��������� (Siocial)���������      Fred i  Beech,   the   inuideicr  of  Bee- f  ftycau,  killed himself at Mount \  Sicker today at about  2 15 j  flhe  fust   knowledge^     that '  anyone   had   of   his   being   111 t  the  vicinity   was   when   three t  .bullets one    aftci   the  othei, i  went   clashing   through      the 4  Leonora    Hotel    Several  In- y  dian   tiaekcrs  who  had   been -���������  1 / looking    for    the     murderer \\  * ^sinoc  Sunday; weie eating ai >'f  ?    tie    hotel.      As ttey  lushed *  j    out Beech, who was concealed, i  j    111 < the  bushts neaiby,'.    saw" 4  \    them   and1 turned-the  nfle on J  4 ^himself,   instantly   killing] him- i  f    s^lf.   The ball passed thiough t  i     his eai on  its  way" into    the'>  4.     Uiain. ^ tf'r  ������. '       t'  ATTEMPTED   TO   KILL ,   ^  POLICE   CAPTAIN  New  Yoik,   Aug    21 ���������An  infernal  machine,     disguised   as  a cigai  bov;,  fwas    lecened   b>   Piecmct      Police  .Caiptain   O'Reillcy  today     This 1   is  the third instance'of a deadly in|11 u  ment  being sent thiough  the  mails  in the last fom days,  the other two  having  been  icceived last  Friday 'by  Jacob  Schiff and M    Guggenhejmoi  &   Sons     Ml    O' Roil ley  recbiVftl ������ a  cigar      l>ov   today     The 'unusually  heavy and  tenacious na'ls which fastened     down    tiie covci  caused "the  fust suspicion     When  the  lox   jiiad  been     oi^e'ned at the-end   <'���������" covei  was foi.ml  to   be ��������� glued, to its -iltnei  sin face"     in  such  a manneL   that, U  would be  iffiiited  in  any effort"  "lb"  raise the lid.    The\policc quickly sc-  cuied evidence that  the flare of one  out i)f, the lialf do/.cir~malches wdtihl  have     ^cdi  suihcicnt   to vpause   the  death   of   Captain   O'Reillcy     A detective .earned  a tiny portion of  the  ghn    cotton   which   was   inside   and  powder  which  nearly   filled ' the box,  into the  cellar  atid  theie touched  a  match     The resulting evplosion was  heard  on  the upper  floois of the police station.  jll ART DEATHS IN  The Record of the Terrible  Scourge in New  ^Orleans  Authorities   Do Ko*   Fear  Spread   of Fever at  Tegucigalpa  New   Yoik,   Aug    22.���������V   Washing'  ton     despatoh  to  the  Tiibune says  III yellow fever'deaths wn foi ty clays'  is ihe lecoid  of     the   hcouigc       in  New     Oilcans auouling to icpoits  by  Suigeon   Gcneial   Wj man   of   the  Mamie  Hospital  sei\ice       An1c11ch.11  colonies have Ikjcii visited r'iy the disease''  Most of the deaths  v\cie confined  to the   natives.   /  \{ the Iloniluian consulate heio it  was st.itc<l~}esteiday that in the 111-  Lenoi conditions were much improved and that at Tegucigalpa the capital, owing to the f 11 m> manner in  which Picsidcnt Tlonilla is ha,mU'������>e  the 'situation, no fear ol the spiead  o*������ tlie fever 01   fanune  was.   felt  IN NEED OF A  GUIDING HAND  The Czar Knows Next to Nothing of His Country or*the 1  People He  Rules   -*^||  Andrew Whyte   Speaks of   the  Recent Concessions Made  by   Nicholas  NEW NAMES FOR  CAPTURED   WARSHIPS  Tokio,  Aug   22*���������The impelial na-  vy   d-jpaitmcnt  lias   luchnstened   the  cai'tuicd      Russian  warships .as follows    The Peiesviet r.as i^ecn named  Boston    Mass,   Aug.   22,���������'ihe   Ad-  vulisei   today  punts   an   inteiview  on   the  pioposed Russian  parliament  with Andiew  I).   Whyte,   former  United   States   ambassador   to   Russia  All    Whyte is  spending  the summei  at  Gloucester.    He  said   in  pai t  "While     concessions   made by the  C/ar aie considerably short of hopes  they  appear   to  be  the beginning  of  what  may   prove a constitution  suitable to the empire.   1 never   believed  111 establishing a system of ahso-  lule     universal   s-uffiage   throughout  the empiie at the'stait   To do that,  in  aCQintiy   vvheic  ignorance  is  the  uileiwith the peasant!y would be fatal    'lhe     natuial  result  wrould be  all   sorts  of  wild   pioceedings   which  and  the,Sagami,   the Poltava,   the  Tan-; Wou,(]  S0Qn lead lo  aieact,on  go, the  Bayan  the  Asso,   the Palla-   cloS)nfl. o[ any lcglsIailVe j^iy eieCl-  da  the  Tsugaru   and   the Vaiiag   the  Sov a  NEW  LOAN   NOT  ed by such  suftiage  "What      would    seem   fust   to be  needed 111 such an assembly is a bodv  1        1  -St    Pelei  s  rs(Jl    ��������� ���������      cf men who can  give infori  PROHRESSTNC1   WEL, ^ ^ ^ h[s QWn  3������)ing,   Aug 22���������It   is an-   ���������    .   <ntn,mnt.nn    ,,��������� iaPic  thus fai alhiiig'on  wliicli vthosc who  Iiave received   il   can  iely  very  firmly.   If lie    would stand by his     ^est'  men,      such,    for   -example,  as Mr  Witt'e,  in financial  atlairs,  we might  hope   foi   ACiy   great   improvement.1  Uufoituiiatcly,  theie  is no certainty  that  the  same   influences   which have  been  so fatal  to  Russia thus far  in'  the    Keeping of     these, men in 'the  biackgioimd  will not be elqually pow-  eiful in th*e  future.      '  .   "The 'groat dangeis  in Uie pioposed parliament aie probably  two  1st,  dissentions   among   U-beral   Russians  themselves,      aiismg  fiom   the   fact  that  there  has   ncvei   been any discussion  of public  questions  allowed  either   through  tlie press  01 through  public meetings     The result of, this  is that each thinking Russian develops  h>*> own   ideas  with  no  opportunity   to compare them with anybody  .     else,  01 to submit them to any f>ro-  iformaitlion to- pel ,d'is'ciisi,ion   and  so  virtually   be.  counMy.   lieges  thej   are diunely ln&pncd and  _   g,   Aug22���������it   is an-   Ruch lnfoimatlCtll ' ne iacKs n0w and ' abhois  anyone who  takes   a difteient  nounced  fiom Moscow-that si-hscup-  cannot ])aVe  imdei   lhe svstem whieh ' Vlew  tions  theie to  the new internal loan   .       . .......     . _ ������      "  aie    unsatiafactoiy     The   subsenp-  ��������� tion.thus fai amounts only to iU00,-  000   'An  imperial  ukase  was 1 issued !  August  17   authou'/ing   the   issuance  of a new  internal  loan  of   ?100,OQO,-  r000 at five per cent  BE A BOOSTER  NOT A KNOCKER  On   the  ediloual  page  appeals  an  article on electric light*.,  i>iices, etc  It  will  be -well  foi  all  of us if we  quietly discuss  nutters one with another and then act   as js m 0111   own  best inlcaestvs   1 he   stoiy   now ' going  the  lounds   that a pi ice  foi   clecltic  light sei vice  would he accitam sum  is   abbuid,   for.  until   it   is asceilain,  ed .rnst  what a plant  will cost, whe-  thei it lie sioam 01  \vratci, how Luge  a pat 1011 age   it   wriuld   icceivc,   etc,  it   would   he  impossible  to   fit  absolute   latos     In   any     case,       lates  .would ..be .subject   to-a change       at  any .time:   It will be in. the interest;  of' the   city   owning   the  plant, if1 fn-  stailed,  to make rates .as; rcnsonalble  as  Chey can well he, so as to get as  much . business as possible; find, lastly,   no one   will   be obliged  to   take  lights  if   they   do not  wish.    In the  interest    of     the  city let   us       not  "knock,"   for one knocker,,can   niaJvc  it   unpleasant   for ! a dozen- boosters,  and ��������� he-hurts himself as well as oth-  plies  sent  out,  and   when   word   was   crs.    Let  us, .11   possible,  go'ahead-  brought  out   to  him yesterday   that    not   hackwn.d.     in   any   case,   it.  is  the company  would   not  supply them   only  fair   to  those  who advocate an  he came in personally  to interview    electric      light  service  that  careful  -Mr/ Thompson regarding  the matter  consideration  be   given  the project,  and   when   that gentleman .again  re-   If��������� the.present proposiU.on can be im  fused  to allow    these  things- to  be, .pro-yed      upon,  let us have improve-  lukcn out to the camp, Mr. Hodgson   nicnts.    If  Pos.s,l,le   to  have  water  quit the job  at once, and would not  even  return to get the tools.       lie  says all the men are simply disgusted   with   the kind   of   grub   supplied,  and  when  they hear   that  the camp  is not going  to be supplied  with bet  ter fo0xl",  they will all come in. ,  Mr;   Av O-odfrey also came, in yesterday  from  the. camp  and tells prac  ���������power,������������������'   let    us   by all'means- have  sjicn ��������� power.  But let   the  question be  discussed    with    moderation,  and  if  we can not have it  as wo would like"  let   us conic as near   to   it as wc can  and go ahead and build .up  the town.  'The'secretary of the Vancouver Island  Fish   and   Oame  Club  has   seen'  tlie officials, of  the  Ef & N.  and V.  & S. railways     and   both companies  BL'VL'K'DIAMONDS  IN'  *-\     /  NICOLA   DISTlllCT  "  Piactical evjieits  aie  agieed   that  the-coal-measuies ot  the  Nicola dis-  lnct aic,     'leyond     contention,    fai  and away superior to-any  upon  the  Pacific slope, .says  the Nicola  1 braid '      Seams Viiying-  from   a  few  inches    to seven  or moie  feet lave  been  located     Up to  da.tc, .h-v.'op-  mcnl   has  been  at a^tanlst<il,   not  so  much  fiom  lack of  capilil       -is  want     of    tianspoitalion,  now  that  H12  lailioad  contiacts   aie  let,    .uu1  tianspoitation  assuied,   the  eyes    of  Amci can,    Butish     Columbian and  English  capitalists  will  no  doubt be  tinned  towaid   the  ^ alley  of  the Nicola livei.  Nicola    coal  was   fust  d.scorned  by  the Indians  who  pad ed       U<gc  quantities to Ljtlon   foi   the    -e   of  thcj''SmiUiv"   woiking   theie   uuing  the  lush   to  Golden   Can boo       "he  coal  is,   hevond  question,   3\iell.ntlv  adapted   foi  conversion  into  ..olofoi  smcllei   use     _As fai   as  law :vici-  als go, the' \al'cy of the Nicola has  been simply endowed bv natui", coal,  11011 and coppei   otitciop c\ciwbeie,  it but   needed  the ladioad   to    ..uy  its hidden  treasuirs  to the   mlisli.-  al  eenires of   Uie  pioMnces    Dm mg  the last   twelve  months   men    ''ive  been patienllv .testing the  coal Pclds  of" the  Nicola distinct   by   means  of  (he 111 osI   up 1 to  dale appliances    in  the wav  of coio  dulls     Dulling,  as  all   the      world  k>iows,   is expensive  work and  men who finance, expensive  .'experiments  of  this  nature  do    not  continue   their   operatiohs   for    such,  lengthened  periods unless   the indications     of substantial   future  prolils  are very good indeed.  As far ,as i'l'on and copper are concerned, 't!������ite a^t of prospecting-  has been done and ,1-he respective ores  i-arrv  verv  good   values.  (Juite a lot of coal   rights   in    the  Nicc-la  vallev' are  reserved   by      the  owners,   of     the sail-most of whom  l-re-enipted     before   the   government  rovaltv  was   imposed  by  the  provincial legislature.     One may  thcreiorc  sl-c  in  the  immediate  future  dotted  among the hills  and  valleys contagious-to  the railroad,  the surface machinery  of  numerous   prosperous  collieries.    Collieries  mean   a vast-    influx of     population  from    whom '-the  agriculturalists   of   the   valley    may  surely  hope   to  reap   a r.'clv  harvest.  Storekeepers and other business men  will also  parl-ake of (the general pros  perity for which  ti:ey .have patiently  waited so long.  has  hecn.in ^scgre since     > came  to,    "The other  danger  is that 1he auto   the   tin cue "lie Inovs  mxt   to  Jlociacy   power   , may at any time,  nothing  cf  Russia,  has   lud  no   pio-   either   alamed   by 1 such   dissent'-* m,  pei   education foi  his duties  and has   01   under   pu text 01   danger     .from;,  theiefoie   been  utteily   dciJcndent up-! them,      close the whole proceedings^  on the members of his .family,  ro'U-   ami   icstoic   the old  oidei   of things,  tieis and favonte advisois, ,who I ..p-      'Still,     we may  hope that these  pened  to getUccess to his ears     *    concessions  lcccntly  made may     at  '.Theie      us    no denving that  the    any rate  make   it moic dithcult  for  the Czai, the Giand Dukes oh I the  court, pai tv in yeneial to' restore tha  old on lei, and may afford, opportunity foi bi.rignig m a'constitution  which sihall give leally more chance  [01 (he thinking men thioughout the  Empire to take some part in-public affairs."  no denving that the  conslitut'pn foioshadowid in the ic-  poit.s wheh have comc_ to us thus  far is veiy imperfect l-iist of all,  a'teolute autociacy lemams Theie  iscno guarantee for carrying out  what there is of good sj^tiem sa'^c  the C/.ai's word, and that, it) most  uc confessed,   has not pioved  to  he  PARTICULARS OF  THE FERNIE STRIKE  The paiticulais of   the  stiike    at company, thai  lhe puce  pjid for the  Feinie  so   fai   as learned,   are     con- moving  of McGmtvs,   1.15".   is      for  tamed    111   the   following  picss   des- small  ones,  the contact so  stating,  lulchcs and that   the H claimed was agreed  Fein'ie   B    C,   Aug   19-The  nun- puce foi   laige 0 ics     Ho states that  eis  01   Coal Creek,  Caibonado      and aiticle  two  01  lhe  agieemcnt     pio-  M.ohcl    went   o-it   on  si ukc   toUv   | v ides     foi    ariatution    The  mincis  Pies.dent   Shein.rn,    of  tU-  United claim   the  eontiacf   is  being  bioken,  Mine    Yvoikeis,   savs   the  men   weie aud th? al lent ion of the company ',,-  unanimous   and   that   thev   will     ir- ' mg  called   to   the  f,ct a mouth  ago  main   out   until   then   demands   that Uuie  v>as uo'Lins: ten  loi  them but  lh>  exislmi; contiact be adhered lo, t0 s'like  ,u; compl.eJ with    The union claims The   following  is   a statement made  that   the  company  has   Molalod   the by  the  p.esident      The United Mine  contiact   in   several   particulars,   no- ttoil-cis   complain   of   the   following  (ablv the lefusal  lo pa,v  W foi    lhe bicaches   of   contiact  niovmg   McG.nlrs,   the "Lefusal       to'    McOinlv  was  paid  $130  msLead of  n.u   more  than" J.L  pei   cog ot   fom W bl.H-ksmiths -v2 75   and   $0       ln-  reel   squaie   when   the   conliacts call stead ������,r s3 30, s.liedule late, car ie-  foi   >i  fo.   cogs of  th.ee  feet squ.ue, piiHMs  s2 50   ...stead  01 W    schedule  ,,,,,1   lhal   l ho'smiths ml  i.n .cutis , Uc    k.-s  i aid   M   Pad,  instead   en  have  been  n.t.30  and  75 cuts     \n. Vl  >. 1 l-<     The   m,i.,s and eo������e ovens  ,                                          .             . ���������      : will   he  idle  at  l-'cmic, Michel     and  dry bread,  On   Wednesday   and   Thursday      the  ... , Juvenile  Opera  Troup   will   be  here  have agreed lo discontinue the charge^, anr]     w^,h    them   the   misijiijevio-.s  on   dogs   carded   over  their   line dur-   kiddies.  ing the shooting season.   Grouse and . ���������*   pheasants, especially the latter, are Do you know that you can get tlie  reported very plentiful in the. ��������� district .finest skvlionary in town at the ���������  served by both railways.    "     ' Drugstore?  Mr. Lindsay, general manager of  the company, is at������ent in England,  and. Mr. Drintiaii, superlnteivlenl, ha.s  dharge locally.     He claims   there has^  licnit  110 violation on the part  of the   A.  i<:   Carbonado   un I il'prices, arc   paid  ac-  cordino-  to  the. Kclie-dule.  (Signed) . Frank   Sherman.  President  Dist.   No.   18, ��������� U.M.W. of  ILLINOIS SHAKEN BY  AN EARTHQUAKE  Chicano Ills Aug. 22.���������Illinois ' er north it, grew less perceptive un-  xvbs -shalren by an earlh^iakc shortly til in the region of Chicago it was  afler   'H  o-'clock last, night,  which    not noticed. ,  was the most severe in  recent years.;    St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 22.-SVLou-  Thc shock in the southern portion of, is  .   was   visited   by   an   earth^.a!^  the state,     especially :n  the region..; shortly  after  11   0 clock last night,  surrounding  east   St." Louis/was so-; Three -distinct  shocks   were  felt     by-  vere enoimh  to rattle dishes and fur-; thousands      of  fwople  in  St.  Loms^  nilurc.    Houses .creakc-d  and in many ' and  St. Louis County.   Trending of  instances   their   inmates   rushed   wit    the  earth      was  accompanied by   a  i���������  terror,  fearing  that the straining dull  rumbling     noise  resenvl.ung  the  hPivius and  joints would, give.   Faith  passing  of a distant freight tram-  T hi-   general   committee   appointed  lo  make  arrangements  for  the  football   club's  concert   are  requested   to  attend  a meeting  to he  hi hi  at  Mr.  \V.   PI.   Morrison's this evening.  Fresh      fruit  of  every  variety  at  Simon Leaser & Co.'s Ltd.  AT THE   ABBOTSFORD.  J.W. D. j York, j Victoria.  F. O.  Fisher,  Nanaimo.  P.   G.   Cudlip,   Victoria.  F.  Little,  Victoria-  Geo.   Fletcher,   Nanaimo.  A.  E. Hilbert, Nanaimo.  '.4- , ��������� /'  -r.fi  DAILY LEDGER  THE DAILY LEDGER  publisned   every day except Sunday  BY       THE       DAILY    '   LEDGER  COMPANY.  Onices,  Ladysmith and  Duncans  SUBSCRIPTION  PRICE  ���������0 cents  a month-,    $5  per  year   in  advance.    Advertising rates on ap.  plication.    -  "TUESDAY,  AUG.   22.   l������U5.  _,](U1T SERVICE  There is some talk concerning prices wh.ch might be charged for the  use ol' electric lights for residences,  and the labl'c of prices' used by Ma>-  oi I'obuin in his lemaiks of lasl  week is being criticized by some re->-  idems of tlie city. The scale of prices spoken of by Mayor-Cobum was  5.20 foi hotels, business 'bouses il.HO  and private residences #3.0(1 fc-r mo.  In giving this estimate,' or rathei,  gp.ing these figures in figuring a revenue, of couise Mayor C'oibuin did not  set them as rales, nor intend to suggest that such figures would c.\ist_as  flat iales. It would  be  obviou.dv  Ainfair that the AU'.-^ttsford Hotel,  with its large number of rooms,  would be supplied with lights at the  same rate Ihat would be cliaiged a^  small hotel with a dozen looms, noi  is it .fair to assume that Simon Lci-  m?i & Go's , Blair &��������� Adam, and'ot-h-  tr large, stores could be' lighted for  .VI. 00 per month, nor-that the man  living in a small house, where he  uses only 'one "r two lights would he  Kootenay  Expert  Workmanship  Steel Range  tip  The Kootenay Range  is mode in the largest  and best equipped stove  foundry in Canada. In  this factory a big staff of  experts devote thair entire time to improving the  Ranges, and their greatest  skill has been given to  the "Kootenay."  It is equipped with many special features not found on  any other make of ronge. You should examine them carefully before buying any other.  Sold by all enterprising dealers.    Booklet free.  London,       Toronto,  Vancouver,  ,.v  Montreol,   .   Winnipeg.  St. John, N. B.  i������������23SES5Ca!  &fis#  ISN'T THAT SWELL?  Our customers are always pleased  wi.th the wall and ceiling napeis  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 deviations. May we, make  up an estimate for you?  i  Ladysmith Wallpaper Depot  HARRY  KAY  FIRST AVENUE  LADYSMITH AERIE    NO. ������������������������, F.  O. E. :���������: '������������������AA--< ���������.:���������J -  Meets In the Opera House 1st and  Urd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. "Worthy  President,  B   Forcimmer;     Warthy  Secretary, C H. Rummtagt.  DAY SCHOOL?.  ? Usual subjects taught; also languages, drawing in pencil "aad crayons, paint ng in ;oils' aad water colors, pianoforte and vocal lessons given in classes ������r individually.  MISS BERTRAM,  Ladysmitht B   C.  rniih Hardware Co  ilics having-a 'down rooms   in which  at     any time    they, wished.     Small  uses oniy one or iwu i.&-.������^  w, -, /i^,,,,. in^Hllrd to be used   "lores might    be charged $2 per mo.  chaiged    the same amount that fam-   they want lights installed to ^   ^  ^    ^  ^ ^  ^  If it required 28 lights for lighting  \ig stores properly it would mean $28  pei month. Wiitmg on a subject as  plain as is this seems useless, for a  very little thinking \^\H set the mat-  tei right. A few people seemed lo  lake Air. Cobum's figures as,given  at the public meeting as literal, and  some have become uneasy as the result of a fear that they might be ex-  pccti-dto pay more than'a fair price  for electric lights' if the city concludes to install a system. _. M lights  are installed by the city it is fair to  assume that it will be as near a business proposition as possible, .and  that rates for lights in houses, stores  and hotels, will lie within the means  of the owners. The city will direct  what shall be charged;.  If a profit is  RESTAURANT  Gar. 5th Avenue & Baden Powell Street  Open night and Day. A good mealat any hour  Pric s   Moderate  Newly fitted up.and  Furnished  Good tables and good  Rooms  PORTLAND HOTEL  ANGELO TATE.PROP.  Under Naw Managmsnt  Hotel Wilson  J* . ���������*  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKinnell &Woodbank,  Proprietors.  Modern and     Strictly First Class.  Commercial Mens* headquarters.  Fire Proof    Buildiaa;.  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Tiatce ?1 25 i ndfl 50��������� ,������  Free bue^o all steamboat landings and  railway depots.   Electric cm every five  minutes to all parts of  the city.   Ban  sod Ub'.elunexcellcd.  F. BAYNES, Proprietor,  ABBOTT  ST., VANCOUVER  B, C.  THE JONES HOTEL  ������i  Board-at reasonable  Rates,  The bar is extra  well  Stocked  Express Work  LIGHT TEAMING  Wood and Bark for Sale  8UGGIES FOR HIRE \-\  :-:  Seed.   KEMP, or leave orders  with  BLAIR &  ADAM  ���������FtlONE 2-4.  (Continued on" ;-I'������������������ge Qhree)  fsamtmmmmmmasssMssm  .Dealers in  Pianos and  Organs  Ladysmith, B.C.  YUEN  Merchant Tailor  t -   L  Ladsymith        *%       W-'      B. C  One Dollar Per Day.   -   '  Goofl Table, Good Bed and Good Bar  (Hall Block from Dapot.)  GAT ACRE   STREET-'   Ladysmith.  Canadian Pacific  Railway  ff^'t \  ��������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������  ATLANf IC STEAMTHIP TICKETS  ' * r  Tickets on Sale To and From all European Points  ";���������  t  AT LOWEST .RATES     ,  ���������  ALL LINES   REPRESENTED.  For Sailing Dates, Rates and full information,  v  86 Govt. Street,  Victoiia B.C.  GEO. L. COURTNEY." ���������  i  Dist. Freight &. Pass. Agf  2   , THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  j ,- j.   ������ PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, OOLD AND  SILVER ORES.    , ��������� V^  Smeltingvvyorka at  -LADYSMITH,B.C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea    '  CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  General Manager.  THOS, KIDDIE,  Smelter Manager.  jTIRST  AVENUE  TH6 CITY TUl  R. Williamson Prop  ist. Avenue Ladysmith B. C.  utolic Notice  Attention is called to'the      fact that the  Oglivie Flour finis Co.,  Limited,  makers  of ROYAL  HOUSEHOLD    FLOUR.     have for. some time  past been producing flour in a  vastly  improved  and   purified  form  by the aid of ELECTRICITY  and  having secured  control  of   all the basic.patents relating thereto, take this opportunity of advising  the  public   that any   unauthorized users'of the electrical    flour purifying  piocesses  will he prosecuted.  Ogilvie Flour Mills Company limited  re   tlie  only     millers in Canada whose   Flour i*  purified by tnc electric process  This  Hotel  has    been  completely      Board  and lotlgir.f U.00  per day.  renovated.  HOTE tr:   PRETC R.I M  Bar  Supplied  with   the  Best   Wines,  JOHN THA, Proprietor  Liquors and  Cigars. 1st Avenue :-: :-���������.':-: Ladysmith B.C.  eat Market  Qeo. Roberts      X-       Prop  Of  Job  Printing  Done Promptly and  WELL  Af  trlE  HILBERT  Buffalo iiSeSn  ' '        " t        -       ^ ' T-  August 14th an* j 5th  i$87.50  FINAL RETURN LIMIT 90 DAYS.  August 21th and 25th,' September lfi-  and J7th CHEAP RATES to ALL  Puints "East. ONE FARE plus $10  foi THE ROUND TRIP.  I<"or full uarticulars call on or ad-  W." SILER.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY^    n  ^. WQRK PROMPTLY DO* ������:  Leave orders at the Abbotsford.  '-; A '<���������    -.''   . j       -     '  '   '   UDVSMITH SHAVIN6;  PAR10R5  ^      HIGH STREET.  :���������:���������: Beat in the. City :���������:���������J  RAtfitSJJ.ooPBRDAY  SAUVI.B ROOMS ,  ,BAK SUPPUED WITH BS-*1  WINKS, MQUORS/CIGARS  HOTEL  Beataeeomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and fishing in near vicinity. -  A.ti. McMlJRTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C  -?     -r\-   T'    ��������� ^-"N" ���������< '  ; : ���������  HENKVS NURSFRiES  NEW CROP���������  Home Grown &   Imported  GARDEN,    FIELD     and  FLOWER  SEEDS,  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  "ORNAMENTAL    TREES  .HODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.    Catalogue free.  3010  Westminster  Road,  Vancouver.  dress  S. G. YERKES,  G.W.P.A.,  Seattle, Wash,  E. R. STEPHEN  78 GovernmeBt. st  Victoria, B.C.  ft  x  ���������  X  ft,  X  ���������  I.  *  JPHONE 66  LIVERY, BOARDING AND  SALES STABLES  .EXPRESS WORK.A SPECIALTY.  DAVID J OHM SON  S  LADYiSMITH J?  WM. MUNSIE, President  J. W.  COBURN, Man. Director  Telephone"46.  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co  Ltd.  HILLS   AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH���������Shingles a  Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers    of���������  Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber.-Latha,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned aad   Klla  Dried  Flooring     and Finishing    Lmmbet la   Stoelr,  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J.  Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly, renovated and re-mod������lled: Rates *2 per  day. Corner Qranville and Hastings  ���������streets   Telephone, 1-4.  *   ���������   ���������  Are You  Going East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the Iii! i.i II  1st   Avenue  I  The only  line now  making   UNION  DEPOT    connections at  ST. PAUL  and     MINNEAPOLIS^ with       the  through    trains   Tfom . the    Pacific  Coast.  THE SHORTEST LINE, THE  FINEST TRAINS, THE LOWEST.  RATES,   THE FASTEST   TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   PAUL,   CHICAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITY,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  For complete information ask your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General   A gent,  r<?0 aud Ave., Seattle   "  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000  Reserve Fund, $3,500,000  TICKET   OFFICE  Cor.   Government      and   Yates  Sts.,  Victoria, B. C-  Trains  Transcontinental  Trains Daily  Vll  3  )  One of which--is tlie famoui "North  Coast Limited," ' Y  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through ti������k-;  ets issued to all points East and  South, also Pullman ticket* issued  and berths reserved.  Excursion rates now in effect  to Portland Fair. Round trip  rate #11. Only /directline to  Yellowstone Park.  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  IB."*. WALKER, G������neral Manager ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manaf*  BANK MONEY ORDERS  I38UF.D AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:  $5 ������nd under     3 cents  Oyer $5 and not exceeding $10     6 cent*  ������    $io������^    " " $30   10 cents  ���������������    $30       ������ ������������ $50   15 cents J  Tliese Orde.^ are Pavable at Par al ariy office ill C  nuda of a ChHrtersd Vu������.  (Y^kon excepted), ������ul at the principal banking po.nLs   n the Umted State..  '���������'���������'.'������������������ UEOOTIABLB AT A FIXBI1 RATE A  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERC  ., LONDON, ENG.  Thev forin ������n excellent method of reuiittin   small, sums'of ujoiwf ,  ���������.     " with gaiety and at HinaU   :ost. .  LADVPVJTH BRANCH  W.  A. CORNWALL. Maaagec,  BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and  making to order   a  Speciality.  ���������THOJiAS MCE WAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  Steamship tickets on sala ta all  Europeun points. . Very low rates  now in effect. Cabin accommodation  reserved by wire.  For     furthsr    particulars    call  or     This new iHotel has been comfort-  Plrone Main 456. ������My furnished and the bar is up-to-  Best accommodation for  transieat  lad permanent hoarders and lodgers.  OR AND      HOTEL  write the office.  A. D' CARLTON,  A.G.P.A.,   N.P.,  Portland, Ore.  C. E. LANG"  ; General Agaat  Victoria, B.C  arte.'  Rates fl'.M a day    and    upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Prop.  Stilus** c������~i :<=4 :������������: **: Laalamlth  LADYSMITH BAKERY  HOP LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANADEj :  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLH  BAKED  AND FRESH, ;r  Coafectibnary of all kinds.  Orders-taken for Pastrias to b������ *���������������  llvered at any time.       ���������  Employment Agency  HAY. GRAIN AND  fAKM������RODUCI  Orders will be delivered anywhara  in the city promptly-aiid at tha lsw<  est possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's, on *���������  Esplanade, '    ��������� i,i  JAS, lABifOOll,    , - jJJ 1 -V  ''  'f  tmsamm  VANG  DAILY LEDGER  hMMi  *K&m  ,("<'  ** Plans,  Specifications and  De-  *���������  ���������* tails     furnisheal for all kinds  ������������������ of work in the CARPENTER  ���������* Line  ���������* ,C.  B-  ROBELEE,   Carpenter  *��������� and Joiner,     2nd ave, ,Lady-  ������������������ smith.  B.  C.  AND  Its  Great   Resources  NOTICE.  Persons    found    using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted. >  RUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Work's. -  - ^ "~~L"adysmith. B.C.  ii  CALEDONIAN"  m     ' No part o! British Columbia today offers so many -advantage to tfie  I     T   investor as does VANCOUVER ISL AND.    ,_    . ^        ,        ��������� .,      | '  -        Its vast and varied natural wealth has never been as yet thoroughly  appreciated by reason of the fact that it has nevel heea promiently la|id  ��������� '-' - "    ?-  .  1 , before the public.  r I  ,    COAL  TIMBER  FISH*  -    ^  GAME v  Its Vast Agricultural ^sources  i     / -h-   r al ^    f) i l   <t\ \  ,V1   -������������������  ."if,! i     ^n  GOLD  SILVER     '/,;-  ;^  -  .     ^. j.  IRON              ��������� *"  s   ,                                "*  '     ,   :. n  COPPER            \  J  Leads Them    All  IN" QUALITY  (Continued    fiom Page Two) J conducted  m?Ja it will go into the'city treas- *  ury. If rates tan be low1.1 ed below  the first schedule introduced ami accepted, then it will be in older for  the city's servants, the council, to  leduce lates. In any case, electric  lights, considering the amount of  light \ou obtain, are chcapei than  coal oil if the system is pioperly  installed and mn economically. This  last sentence will not be misunderstood, foi we mean plainly to say  tliat tlie same -amount of light wrtl  co$t Jess money, but this (iocs not  mean that a house can be completely  lighted with electricity for less money each month than the same house  can be imperfectly lighted foi with  coal oil.  -:o:  ' o  , f ���������  X %  .1 ������������������ >. ���������  V   *  ,       Its land, when properly cleared,   will grow almost any product of the  .    soil known to man,' -    ���������   ' ' '     ^   4.i,<<~    ..  | -"WHEAT ���������'^      ,     VEGETABLES ^     .    1     . APPLES.  ���������   ��������� H      ���������     OF1    '   ' ,     --   V:  ,      '  PRUNES  " ~ ALL   KINDS      - /     -*"���������' PEARS  OATS  RYE  1 - K  i \  A WONDERFUL SOIL FOR SM ALL'    FRUITS    AND     BERRIES.  '    The'"Canadian Pacific Company will  rtop������ a4 liii/al Jandl policy,  and  'thb    1,500,000 acres controlled     by    them will he'disposed of on reason  Me terms to actual settlers, . ..   ,     .  '!���������"  Government lands can be secured   and     money can be made by those  who desire anew home in aeountiy   possessing the -  BE5T CLIMATE  In the World  THE DAILY "CODGER, Ladysmith, will  supply  any  information  obtainable to  those who  contemplate  a visit with  a view of investment if  conditions are found as advised.  Is  the centre of the great coal mining    district;     a beautiful Harbor,  where hundreds of great colliers com e . in .eaph  year.  r>p:rithet,  & Co., Ltd  '-   Pacific Coast   Agency.  VICTORIA. :-: :-: ���������-: .-:,:-B.C.  MR.   SIFTON'S  CAREER,  The Hon.   Clifford   Sifton,  Irish by  descent,   was   born   in  the   township  of ,Lonilon, On), , on Maich  10, 1861,  the son  of, John  W   Sifton,  formerly  spcaVer  of the Manitoba Legisla.  tive Assembly, and his wife, XJather-  lnc Wailvins.    Educated   at   the  high  scliool  of London, at   the Boys'  Col-  Irg1!',   Duudas, he grndualnil  15. A. and  Prince'of   Wales   mnlalist,   .n   1880,-  and  was called to the Alanitoba l>ar  in   1882.    RemoMn^i fiom   Whmipegi  to  Biandon,      where he  commenced  lhe practice of his profession,  he Ijc-  c-amc  city  soliciloi   nnd  solieiloi   to  the Weslcin  Judicial  Board,  and   in  1S95 was cieatod   Queen's counsel by  Loid   Abcidecn,  In 1888 he entered the Manitoba  Legishitive Assembly as meiiiibei- foi  North      Brandon,   and   joined       the  he  negotiations   with  the  Dominion   (loverinnent   r,n   the  Manitoba school-question, lie was one of  the  lej/icscntativcs   of   the   Province  at the  Ottawa Refoim  convention of  June  1803, being eli'Clcd   vicc-chaii-  inan, acted  as  Pienu'ei   duiing     Mr.  Green way's  illness   in   1895,   and    in  June  of  the  latter   ycai   mlioduced  in the  Legislatuie tlie  resolution refusing      to cairy  oui   the   Dominion  Government's      onlei   of council  for  the   icstoiation of  - scpaiate s lioul  privileges   to  the  Catholics oT Manitoba     In  Feiblruaiy,   1S0C,   lie   introduced the    ltsolulions piotesting against  the  passage   of   Pailiament. of  the Mamtojtm   leme^ial   bill,   and in  March ^vas al'Pointed a commissioner  to  meet in  conference  with  the Dominion delegates  to      discuss       the  .school   question.  On November 17,   1800, Mi.  Sifton  retired   fiom   the   Manitoba  government and  enteied   Sir   Wilfrid   Lam-  icr'.s- ndministiatioii   a,s  Minister     of  the Intoi ior  and   Supei nileiidrtit Gen  eral  of   Indian   alTaiis     In   tlie  same  month  lie  was   leluined  foi   Biandon  by acclamation   on   lie  vacation     of  the spat  by  Dal ton  i\k-Oai thy and in  the autumn  of   1897   pel son illy      inspected   the     various   inlcls   to   the  Yukon  region.    On   Ins   lcl'iin,   Mr  Sifton.visited  Washington  and  negotiated   the  an alignment   made   with  the  I'nitcd   Slates   goveinment     for  the fieer passage  of Canadian goods  into the Yulion.   lie acted  as agent  of   the  Bnlisli   Columbia government  bcfoie  the  Alaska   tribunal   m   1903  and , throughout      his   olhciaj  career  ) has devoted special  attention  to  m-  I croasi  $+jl^.+JL.^i^^.l.^^l.&+.l.Jir4~te  ill  ��������� \A\  ���������  ?  4-  i  Union  wine  NANAIMO,   B.C  flanufacturers ������f the  X  f o  In |BritfsHi Columbia  Lager Beer and Porter Guaranteed  Brewed  |*     from the   Best Canadian Malt Run   Hops  r,.  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made to order and Repaired at short  notice.   Diill Sharpened by i<<  *'  ways gives satisfaction. ,Picks handled and impaired. <        ' ;  Shipsmithing    in  aV     it������    TBranVioa  Horseshoers~and Oener &\ &\aiVimitns.  R. LAW SON       __  Buller Street   -    -    - .-       Ladysmith, bC  Greenway  administration   on  MaylljcrQdg ���������niniBiation     to   Canada  1891,'.as Attniney-G-encral and. Minis   Ml    Sifl<m     was  ,'M.lec(cd mci|lbcr  tor of Education.   Dm ing his tenure, ff)|. Brandon   I(l   vm  of oflice he cod mod tlit^ law lelating  to civil   piocoduie 'in  Manitoba  and  ���������OR DlSPOSAt^OF MINERALS  >Ji0N.DOMINION LANbS IN MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES   ' AND    TI1E YUKON  TERRITORY.   \ -  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at,J10,per acre for soft coal and $20  for anthracite. Not more than 320  acres can be acquired by one individual or company. Royalty at the rate  of ten cents per ton of 2,000 pounds  shall* be collected on the gioss output.  ��������� Quartz���������Persons  of eighteen years  and over and joint stock companies  holding free miners1 certificates may  obtain' entry,for a mining location. .'  *" ���������A"free"nii.i������rVcertificate' is granted  for one or more years, not exceeding  five years, upon pc^jfjent in,. advance  $7'50  per  annum  for an  individual,  and from $50 to $100 perv annum for  a company.accordmg  to capital.  i.A  free     miner,  having discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500-feet by  marking out the  ������ame with two legal posts, bearing  location notices, one at each end   on  the line of the lode or vein.  The claim shull be recorded within  fifteen days if located within ten  miles of a mining recorder's ollice, 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 thr- land  af $1.00 an acre.  permission may  Be granted by the  dredge for each filtee,   mi*es or fraction is sufficient.   Rental,- $10     per  nuum for each mile ot river leased  Royalty at the rate of'2J  per   cent  collected on  the output after- it   exceeds $10,000.  Dredging in the Yukon-Territory���������  Six leases of five miles each may be  granted to a free miner for a terra of  twenty years, also renewable.  The l������ssee-s right is confined, to the  submerged bed or bars in the^iycr  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 yeais from the  date, of the lease, and one diedge for  each five miles wiihin six yeais from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile for'  first year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer mining.  Placer Mining in the Yukon Territory���������Creek,     gulch,    river and hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet     in  eogth, nieasured~pn the base line or  geneial direction of .the creek or gulch  the width  being from 1,000' to 2,000  feet. All other placer claims shall be  250  feet sc^iare.  Claims aie marked by two legal'  posts, one at each end, bearing -notices. Entiy must be obtained within ten miles of mining Recorder's office. One extra day allowed foi each  additional ten miles or fraction.  The person or company stating ���������  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  chargen, the rest/ft the party ordinary  claims  only.  Entiy fee, $10. Royalty at lhe rate-  of  two and one-half per cent, on the  alue of the gold shipped fiom     the  fukon Territory to be paid Vt>     the  'omptroller.  No free miner shall receive a grant  I more than one mining claim      on  eaeh separate ri\er, creek or gulch,  but the same miner may hold     any  number of claims by purchase,     and  and again at  the last Dominion elections He is  a vice-president of the Dominion Educational Association and a mcmbei  of the Methodist Ohuith Mi. Sif^  Ion was man led in August, 1881 to  Eli/abet'h Anna, d.iughtei ol II. T.  Hiuio'vs; of Ottawa In politics he  is   a-'Miie-loiig.. Liheral '.'  DID IT EVER STRIKE YOU ?  That the place to BUY YOUR MEAT 'is' where  the slaughtering     '-  <}  done locally?   We aic not depending on    what the Wholesalers send tla,  and     can    GUARANTEE^ EVERY- THING to be FRESH AND CLEAN  PAN NELL   &    PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK, OAT/.cR^ Ss/l-.E^T LADVSMirif  ,1 l> lr  Minister  of     the Interior  to  loiate   UUu������<>.<.  ������������ -" - -/ i ������  claims containing iron and mica, als>o   free miners may work their claims in  LADYSMITH  IT  IS THE JUNCTION OK THE      LINE    FROM    VICTORIA  TO  VANCOUVER, and will continue to   grow ie importance as the Island Is  developed.   ...... '  Subscribe for and read THE  DA ILY LEDGER, LADYSMITH, B. C  The New Western Hotel  Good rooms,     good beds, and good board.  Our Bar is newly fittedup and well supplied and is in charge of  JOS. PELLIGRINELLI  copper, in the \ukon territory, ol an  area not exceeding lliO acres.  The     patent for  a mining location  sha'l provide for the payment   of   a  Royalty of 2������ per cent, of the sales  of the pioducts of the location.  placer ; Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T., excepting the  Yukon Terri-  tory���������Placer mining claims generally  are 100 ft. square,      entry fec$5, re-  uewable 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  bat diggings^ but extends back to the  base of the hill or bank, but not   exceeding 1,000 feet.   Where steam power is used, claims 200 feet wide may  be obtained.  I Dredging in the rivers of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting the Yukon  Territc#y���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of five miles each for  a term of twenty years, renewable in  the discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's-, right is confined to the  submerged bed     or bars of the river  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 watci*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  partnership by filing notice and pay  mg a fee of $2 00     A claim may    be  abandoned and another obtained     on  the same creek, gulch or river by giv-  ng notice and paying a fee.  Work  must  be done on a claim each  year to the value of at least $200.  A certificate that work has      been  done must be obtained each year;     if  not, the claim A&U he deemed to   be  abandoned,  and    open  to occupation  and entry by a Tree miner.  The  boundaries  of a claim  may   be  defined absolutely by having a survey  made  and publishing  notices   in.   the  Yukon official  Gazette.  Petroleum���������All unappropriated Dominion lands in Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and wiihin tlie Yukon Territory, are open to prospecting for petroleum, and the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company having machinery on the land  to be prospected, an area of 1920 acres for such period as he may decide.  the length of width shall not cxceei  thrac. time's, the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactor-  ly establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding 640 acres, including the  oil well will be sold to the prospector at the rate of $1.00 per acre ar."  the remainder of the tract reserves  namely, 1,280 acres will be soU  at the rate of three dollars an  acre, subject to royalty '&t such rate  as may be specified by o'ifder-in-coii.n-  cil.  JAS,  A. SMART.  Deputy Minister of tho Interior.  Department  of the Interior, o    ���������  A   BLACK   BEAR  VISITS  -____-_! THE  CAMP."  Sumpter, Oi., Aug. 22��������� A party  of-camp'eis near, bete had a rather  unique.-expeilencc with a black bear  during its soiouin in 1hc woods It  was while tlie men folks were away  from "the camp and it was defended  by only two women that the monarch of the forest made his appearance. That the animal was wise beyond h ������ intellectual splieie was dcm  onstiated by the fact that he took  this time to call* up/m the visitors  of Ins democile.  1   The  helpless  ladies had galhcied a  bucketful,,   of     luciou.s  iiucklcbciiics  and to^these his   loidship immediately ��������� -laid  claim,   on   the   theoiy,   no  doubt, that     they were   his, having  been   purloined 'fiom   his   piescives  With  fear'and trembling  the  women  watched   the beast   devour   thermit  of  their  hard  toil     Thev  daie   not  fun,  foi   fear .that m  then   fight thev  miaht  nttiact  the  attention   of   the  beai   to  themselves and-thus   furnish  anothci  delightful   mouse! for   his ia-  venous stomach.  Aftei the benies v/cic  finished  the  animal  pioceodcvl   to help himself  to  othei  eatables-m     the.camp lauier  He toie the flour sack In ..pieces, and  .when he finished he looked moie like  his   polar   biolhcis   than   an   abou-  gine   of   these  woods      Ulci   having  eaten   his   fill,   which,   by   the  way,  ahout denuded   the  huder,   the  boar  departed  and  lcft   the  wicck  Foi   the  ladies   to   rep an.  X  LADVSMITH TRANSFER CO.-X  PIANOS,     ORGANS . AND HOUSE HOLD     FURNITURE MOV*      '.'.  ED PROMPTLY A ND SAFELY.        Stables in the rear of the Lad ysmith hotel.  Abbots fold.  WILLI A VI 5  \ i )    / \  Leave orders at  th������  iJi'   ������  ,X       ~   .11  ' V L  +4>.4.4_t^+++.f4>++4-^++++^ *"*   *  F������OM the;       ���������  FACTORY  -    TO YOUR  HOME  ^ v  1 -~ " i  Ficijght  is  j very considerable l.em  he nnpoi tation  of  Fin inline -es-  jjpoially* ^monfif.1   the  cheaper   li iesv  THESE WE MANUFACTURE  outsehes     iipm   Np,tif.*e   Wnojfc;���������en-  suiing   the      LOWEST     POSS1BLK.  COST���������and have ',mrL( with GREAT ]  SUCCESS  fiom  all  intioli'ced  WEHENTIOiN  A.FEW  Cooks treasure Tables .       . ?>j.00 ea  Kitchen  Cuphtoaid oi   Diess-  eis with  Glass Uoois  in  upper      half.  Si/e 7ft  -lft  A.   .     , .     ,      .  M=at      Safes,  Fa,   Antique,  Outside _mca,siiiomciil   58\12  xl7   . . . v        <���������  $ Have you our CatalogueP^  ,<^>  v   Jl  ������  -."��������� ;>  ���������-             *  if  "i   ~~' u\  K     \  .     ,J iVi.  ' ~, ; vv.  1                            ���������*                         f      A.  *v<  ! "    ���������>' V-  '-^'f  .���������'.V*  r    r       ^->-M  X              V- ������������������������>  - - ,t ^:Sri\  ^*\<X^\  T "���������  ?n n  ' -"? :*->."  r *"     ���������? "        "*"     j*  <������������������  SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN NORTH  WEST MINING  REGULATIONS.  Coal���������Coal  lands   may  be  pui chased at $10 per acie for soft, coal   and  $20  for   anthracite.   Not  moie  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  gross output.  Quait/���������A fiee minor's certificate is  gianted upon payment in advance of  $7.50 per annum for an individual,  and from $50 to $100 per amium for  a company, according to capital.  A     free miner,  having discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1,500 x  1,500  feet.   .The fee" for  recording a claim is  $5.00  At least $100 must be expended on  the claim each year or paid to the  mining recorder in lieu thereof. When  $500 has been expendod or paid, the  locator may,' upon having a survey  made, and upon complying with other requirements, purchase the J and at  $ I  an acre. -  The patent provides for the pa}r-  ment -of a royalty of 2^ per cent on  the sales.  PLACER mining claims generally  are 100 feet square; entry fee $5, renewable yearly.  A free miner may obtain two leas-  es; to  dredge  for  g-old   of  five miles  each for a term of twenty years, renewable at the descrction of the Minister of the Interior.  The lessee shall have a dredge in  operation .within one season from the  date of'1 he lease for each five miles.  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.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy  of the Minister of the In-  veri*>r.  I   VS   G  ETC.  Work .done, properly and at right  prices. Shop and residence in rear  of  Ladysmith   Hotel.  J.   E:  SMITH'.  Pr<-r .  BO   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anvnne'sonrttnR n slcolfili nnd description mn?  niilolily iiscertnin onr oniiilo'it froe wliellipr un  liiTunl.lon la probably pnlcnttiblo. Commwilcn-  tlonMBtrlctlywinllUontiiil. llnndliookon I'ntonts  ficnl, fro.fi. Oldest iicenoy for Bci:m-lii({ pulcnts.  I-.ilcnta taken ilirouch Slunn A Co. rccoive  ?;������ci(ii notice, wlt.liout. chnvco. In tho  Scientific Biierlcan.  A handsomely lllnairntcd weekly. T.nreosl. clr-  rniiil.inii <:f nny gcientliio ioiirmil. '1 itiiis, *.. n  venr: fonr mo-iiiu. *1.  Soldbyp,l nmv.xdcjders.  ������vm & Oo,33iBroa('way- ^sw Vnrt  *������������������':'.',:.:.���������, oh.-.{. -XJ' * fit- W^liinm-.n. T.\ C-  H.O. MILES  Contractor  and 3uildar  .REPAIRING  of  all  hinds  prom^T  attended to.     Shop on Gataera    it  Solicitor, Etc.  nsy  to  st. Avenue  eLoan  LADYSMJI  Ladysmith   Temp'c No. 5 Rathboflt  Sisters meets  in tlie Oddfellow'     \H  2nd  and 4th Tuesday at ,7.30 p.: m  Mrs.  Kate Tate, secretary.  Meatmarket n r.  _ ������������������- .  LOCAL ITEMS  The  footballeis   ais requested     to  tuin  out foi   piacticc  this   evening   1  >������&���������������;  T������H   DAILY   ������EDGJ3������  in :s  ��������� ���������UMlii  ---.'i? j-gir<a^!MeiiM  Forcimmei's  saver.  window   is   a money J  BANJO     FOR  SALE  CHEAP��������� A  Victor & Dobsou banjo m hrst-cUss  condi uon  feu  sale cheap    Ajiplv    H  Shanks'  baihei   shor,   1st  avenue  Foicimmei  is out for business.  Aid. Il'ovKier lcti the citv this  morning.  Tichcls for  the St   Ledger stake*  aie on   sale at J    Stewart's  \    Aid J. Hawoilh, who left se\eia,  months ago foi the north, retuined  to Ladysmith yesterday. ,  Foicimmei's  tract i\e.  window  is  veiy  at-  Di R. 15. Did, who went up to1  Xdiiaimo ycsiciday at noon, lctuincd  on this morning's liam  I\Jiv,s Toiler, of Ontaiio who has  been spending sevei.il weeks with  hei sislei, Mis. Iluggaid, of this ci--  tv. left en the morning tiain toi hci  hqine.  'Iheie   should  be  a large  linn  out  af  the ice-cieam social on the  Pa\il  ion  grounds, this  evening.    rI lie  ladies of the Piesbytenan chinch piom-  ise,a delightful  iime.    The ciiv band  ���������will  l.e in attendance  and,ice cieam  will      be    cvcellent   in  quality  .and  gicat  in quantity. '  A. Hailstones has retuined fio'n  Washing-ton and started worl' \h">  mqininj All. Hailstones is back lo  piaetiee and gel in shape foi the  coming football loi'incy,a1 Poitland  and his many old fiu-iids aic glad  to  see  Iii in heie  again.  Ah     R    Lawson,   who  has   bought  out   the   M'uiav   blael'smitluiif, jbu'i-  ness  in   ladysmith,   is   lately    liotn  PMensioii,   and   is   well   Known   as a  fits! class vvoiKnia.ii     Tic states fiat  by    a close  application   to   business  he hopes Io  mciit and   leccive a fan  p.itionagc     His   advertisement   is on  anothei   page  All    and   AIks    Hoy,   who   until   le-  centlv    conducted   the   City   Ba'oiy,  aie   soon  to  be of)   foi   a, long  tup  All   Hoy as bat'ci,  and Alts    Hov as  stewardess    of   a Kigc   sailing  sh'|>  soon lo  leave Cliema,uius  foi   -\ustia  ha    Ali.  lfov states  that they, bore  to letuiii  to  Ladvsniith agajn aft.-i  a lew   months  to  icsiiinc  business, as  they    weie  alwavs   well  Heated   bv  the  Ladv smith   public.  Fiom this flat  buy <* mce, cool  Jon-es'   Hotel  : on  five ee-irta  g-Uss   of   beei  will  at  i\ITNKR    HVD  A  NAT.ROW  YOl VG  ESCAPE  A young Finlandei named Lahaiiey  had a. naiiow escape m the Extension mines yesterday cJlemoon lie  loll aeioss the rails in fiont ol a eai  and his hllow workmen say his escape fiom being ^eveied m Uvo .was  m������u\ellous '1 Ik cai was coming at  a. gic-at speed when Lahaney fell bui?  lie !i<td the picsence of nmid to hold  last to it as he came on to him .He  -was dragged a considerable distance.  LUfoie the cai was stopped, anil with  thi! cvfepliqii of having his thumb  and (jthei pails of li'.s hand hadh  cut he- got oil uii.iiii'ied  The following Seplembei magazines aie now in' Ainslies, Aigisv,  Popuhu, Wide Wo^ld, Ali'tiopolitan,  Cosmopolitan and Ml-Stoiy at  Knight s Hook Stoic  Come and  heai  *hc old Bo'sun Miia  'Poi    fie   is ;ui   Englishman "  Di Diet can be found at  at Ins olhce on Higli slneei  (al woit is guaiantecil to  class and rates UM.sonal.le  anv tunc  His den_.  be  fnst-  st.  YIIQI -EXPEDITIOI ..TO  IE POLE  Dawson,  lo capture  August 8.���������Dawson is out  the N'orlli Pole on scientific and methodical lin.es based on  experience and experiment in the  norlli. With      this   foundation   Un  people  ol'     Dawson  have     organized  with a membership of 200  the Jnter-  DUNCANS  TOWNS1TE EXTENSION  Adjoining the old lownsite of  DUNCANS, V. I.  A small .area has been laid oft  at  in town lots which are o������ w ������Bored  LOW   PRICES   AN   D ON  EASY, TERMS.  The  hituie  of  the  Cowichan      Distiif-t   and   Vancouver   Island  will  exceed  expectations  and   this is a good chance  pioiiial.li-   iincsl'iunl  a safe aid  SEE 1 LANS AlND PRICES  Agents, J. STEWART J. H WMITTOME  ladysmith,  V.  I.  ���������sac ~rea&3ydarjS5������dEsggiaffi^������3gj  Duncans,     V. I.  r it mz  mmmrn exhibition  1905-SEPTEMBER 27 TO  OCTOBFR 7-1905  i  Under the Auspices of the Royal   Agricultural and  Industrial Society  NEW WESTMINSTER  B.   C.  c    SlC0(OCO ji:=r $100,000.00  Enlarged  grounds,  new,  handsome and spacious buildings.  WORLD'S  CHAMPIONSHIP   EVENTS    in  ROWINft  and   UACIUSSE,  HORSE  RACING,   Broncho '���������! Listing," Military Parades a*d Exercises-  ROYAL JR1SH GUARDS and clhei   Famous  BANDS.      ���������  GRAND   WATER   CARNIVAL���������Parade of    Fiaser  River  Fishing   Fleet  'Patrol Boats, H.M. War������iiips, Isc^&u  War Canees, etc.        In4ian sports.  Fer  all mfoimatio-n wnle \f. H.   KBARY,^ Se������est������rjr   a*4   Managei:,  New Westaainstei, B. C. ,     ,   .^-���������.,,%.,*'  ...  national     Societ)   foi  l'olai  icsiUiJi  and ,e\pe-iiiueni' 'lhe ultimate ob-  jeel, aftei asceitaining the most logical and practicable plans, is to  launch an expedition foi the Noilh  I'o'e.  A tecttue setting torth the plans  of the expedition was guen by Chas  Alae-donald, cleik or lhe, teinteuial  coin t of tin Yukon. Jn a speech oi  moie than an ho in, jUacdonald said  ihe evpeditions of all1 foimei pc-lai  e\p!orcis oi pole soekcis, ha\e been  eenducted on anything but lines that  would l.c appio\od by thcnoilhcin  .ia\cllcis of expei icnce \ ul oncis  .C/iind many weak points in the meth  < ds of tia\el, equipinent and comiio-  sition of nearly     e\rry  polai   tia\cl-  ei cf the past  The most familial example of the  polai cndca\oris the Nanson expcdi-  tir-n In that cx-pedition is il ihm\n  hj Nansen's own bo-c<\ that he u:\'lei-  ~icod little of Cf jiupping and handling long distanc evioditions Yti-  I diicrs handle them with much moie  ���������linplii-ity, case and skill Nauscn  .voikcd in heavy si in iol,es and was  immeised in sweat, then elulV-.l in  the ice theieof Yuknncis tia'.el in  tie lijrhl parka and-, ne\ei poimit  themsches to sweat Xansen tia\-  oiled with dog-, weighing fiftv pounds  Yul onei5> iip\oi tiavel with dogs  ueiiglung less than 18(1 to 15(1 pounds  Wiiiscii/ dio\c his dogs with cadi  hitched to\a single stcaud, and thev  always were ontangled and caused In-  lorminable de-lay. Yuloncrs drive  tlu-ir dogs in tandem harness and  have scarcely nny such trouble.'  Nansen had no handles to his slci-ghs.  Handles are a. great and indispensable essential to the Yukoncr-in'helping'to right  the sleighs.       .  Nearly every expedition selit to the  Arctic so 'far., hes h.een composed of  sailors, men' who are usol ss 051 laud  or .anywhr-re except :.' ar-d ship.  Thfse not military wer. semi-niili-  ���������tary. All were headed 1. and competed of men not acciniaii'. :.! nor experienced in the north.     Ii  lfct'and plan of Dr. Varicie to  di aw the gieat cctitiast right here  He will have none but experienced  iioithein nuishers and travellers and  none but most exi.eiienced and Lest  liaiiud    Yuk<v dogs 'lhe society  has  appiopi.ated     his  idea and it is  to be tested this winter,  The 'question of luel and sufficient  supplies to cairy the expedition  aeioss the ice is "a stickler. Vaucle  jiioposed to overcome -this with an  aux liary expc-dition of mules. He  can make the mules last 130 days or  moie by killing a mule every K-w  da\s foi food The carcass of each  mule killed will be converted into  dog food. Varicie plans to ta^ 30  mules, and thus to supply no end of  dog fo0d. The food hauled by one  mule will be fed to all the mules until the supply on the one sleigh is  exhausted 'I hen lhe fust mule will  Le killed and his carcass given to the  dogs.   The    second    mule will' suffer  the 0b-  ���������SssssssasesgKssaessgssssgss^sssEs  OS' SUITS  IN SERGE AND TWEED  At Half Price To Clear  CALL EARLY AND GET A BARGAIN  MUST BE SOLD TO MAKE ROOM  Morrison'!!, Ladysmith, B. C.  WtLMAffiS   Bfc������SK.      ���������  ���������  ��������� ��������� ��������� TBHJ5PH8STE  6-7  See our window  display   of  MINERS'  SHOES  These shoes are  guaranteed       to  give the best of |  satisfaction  Prices $2.50,  $3,00  and $4,50 Pf^r Pair  Bll AND ADAM.  or  pi  This is the finest  t  range of blouses  ever shown in  Ladysmith. We  cannot describe  r  them, you have  to see them for  yourself. They  consist of silk,  lustre in , plain  and figured, cash  mere, French  flannel, flannelettes, etc. NO  TWO ALIKE,  and all beauties,  also  | likewise,'and soon down the Hue ua-  till the last few mules will be many  days . along the route before their  turn will come. With ten inulce,  I'M days < would elapse before the  last mule would be killed W  IJy thes supplying the dogs with  luule meat, each dog will have nothing to haul but supplies for the men.  The knowledge of Nansen's great  .success with the oil burner will be  utilized. No art ficial heat will be  needed for bodies. -The oil will lie  only foil cooking purposes. Yukon-  eis oft*7A travel many weeks sleeping"  'undei the open sky with it 40 to 50  01 more belowj with only a fur robe  for a bed. ,    _  It is the plan to try out all ex-,  pertinents ���������in the Yukon with Dawson the headquarters,' this winter,  and to get the expedition started  ne\t June Eli Verfeau and many  other famous "Yukon mushers have  volunteered to go with Varicie, and  men of ibis kind, who' know how to  travel in the Arctic and who have  hot a lazy bone in their bodies, are  the kind lie wants.  LADIES'  G'JiF u  C0A"S  5QC,  ind (he other     .wluchconsist  of all oui   thiee and fotu   dol-  lai blouses,.in- white 01 black.  at   : :-:'-".  \  '���������  Si.00  ENGLISH 1IN0LCUM5  At    .'���������.'���������.:  45c* W Vard  'PH������NB  PH������Nfi  l)r^ Dier',s office is-open evenings  and appointments can be made for  work at any'time through the week.  Only fust-class dental work is turned out and it is done at reasonable  prices '      ' st  WjSltl fat Ntfty  \s\mm\    :'  ������   * * I ���������  Launch and Pl**sur������, loats ������f all  d#6ciipti������ns for Mire. . Bsats hliHt  to ������rd������r and Repaired. Spate cars a'  Sprtialitr.  HARRUP AND HAYE������N.     -  BOAT    BUILDERS.  Buy Your Blankets From  SIMON LEISER &C0 Ltd.  Tlicy hajVio just received a lar ge shipment direct from the Factory  1 It- 7      * \  coafsisting ol pure ~ *  WOOL BLANKETS  - ^ ��������� -     ' ���������    > >:     '��������� .    "  ^ we^hing 6 lb., 7i lb., 8 lbj.,    per pair.  Tlie order'for these goods being placed   previous'to    the advance  '>   '        >  in price of Wools, enables us io    olVer them    to yon at last sea-  son's prices. " ��������� *~  Take advantage, of this oppor tunity and BUY EARLY.  Mannfacturers of the Famous  CUBAN BLOSSOn  None but Union Ivab   Enploy ed  ,   H J: BOOTH, Prop.,  You    might think it a little  caih, but it  ne\ei  too early  to look at them and'eouvwe  them with Avh'at you ha\c oi  ol    are going to <-ee.     They  are the Nobbiest lot we have  seen.  from $1.25 To $5.00  KIMONAS  French Flanncll,{ Planellelie,  Eider     Down,    Cashmeie, in  all shades and' styles  All the    balance of o-ui simmer Blouses are divided  into  two lots and we sell one at  .' mSi-mtom^.-1:  ST  LADYSMITH  . '.v   ��������� ���������* ---'���������'.  ^  W. G. Fraser  ~\ -If,  , MerchantTail6r7*    ��������� -".;  ������������������  ���������  '   '      A' '"  "x     i     ,       (ist-Avenue)    t ," - '"  '   ',  Spring Stock on hand. Call early arid  getyoiii* choice.  NOTICE. ,'*__'  From '   this date'th* undecsigned  will not be- responsitilt \<*t any indebtedness     incurred except *n *   a  written order signed by the secretary  Rowland Maehin. i ~ ,     -(  V: I.  EXPLORATION ft, DEVEl/.-  ������PMKNT CO., LTDN   ,   ,   '.,    ,  Nan Personal Liability. ;>      l~y'~  j Victoria, B'. C/, May 18tb, lflOS.'  Merchant Tailors  ������*   -  -   .  Ladies' and. dents' ] Clothes Mad*; to  -    . Order.  P/8RFEGT/Fltv GUARANTY VI.  LADYSMITH,  B.  C.  r  CjUNS  rifles shells  COMPLETE STOCK JUST  ARRIVED    /  ..v$v  tend thef     include the following ,well known'make makes- -���������r���������    j     l  PARKER &^LEPEVREt SHOT  GUNS, SAVAGE <fc WINCHESTER  *"   RIFLES, BROWNING AUTOMATIC SHOT GUN,  KYNOCK,'EL   .  ��������� '    EY A VULCAN; SHELLS: -'���������'  s ,    '      __^    ,j    ^        *  LADYSMITH HARDWAkE- CO., Ltd  NOTICE  Notice is thereby given that at the  next sitting of the Board of Licensing Commissioners of the City of  Ladysmith, I ��������� intend to make application for a transfer of th* Reta 1  Liquor licence now held by me for  the promises k nown as the Queen's  Hotel, situate upon Lots L3 and 14,  block 75, Ladystmith, B. C , from my-  sWf to Leopold Lepas.  DESIRE HENRY.  Ladysmith,  22nd July,  19&5.  J. STEWART  Conveyancing     fi      Notary Public  P. O. BOX 268  $525 Cash iKiys one of the neatest  .'And best' finished homes in town.  'Fnst-c-Uiiss location.  a... ��������� ��������� ������    ������������������ ��������� '���������- ���������*  \ $2.10���������Secures two fine lots ������ few  \ yards fiom the Poslpffice. $400 on  moitg'agC'.  MERCnAN^, TAILORS  "^    NEW    SPRING  AND   SUMMER GOODS JUST ARRIVED.  Charles Uunn, of' the above firm, visits Ladysmith eveiy Sunday for tfee ,  purpose of taking measurements and  seeing customeis    peisonally.   May  be seen at the, Hotels.    We guarantee all stock "and a perfect fityat   tha  -lowest possible rates.   Suits fiom     $15.00 up.   l'ants from $4.00 up. All  Hand-made.     Full line of the Latast supplies ALWAYS  earned  by, Mr.   ;  Dunn.        - .,!    .     Ill A ' I, i?J      ,|  Why Buy From Peddlars?  If you can get nist-class goods    at     low  puces  fiom  a reliable  house at home.  The  peddlais that call heie tiy to ������el lid of such  trash as they cannot sell ^.t  home. If you get an aiticle fiom    a  reliable flim you are sure tha t the goods arc as  re-presented,^ jnd  if you are not satisfied vou have something to fall b.rck on a> we  arc here since this town was   hist  started, "and hold  our  lepiila-  tion   as    a first-class   hous-3.    We cany nothing *n our hue  '-i-t the  best quality of goods and sell  on  small   piofils,   as  oui   cMMi-o.  a,    ore small.    We have no fat salancs  to pay and no  tia-cll n% c������-  t]   penses     Call and compare our pncos and oui  goods, an I don.l le  '.? 1.50���������Casili   secures,.. good _;;four-room-  ed  dwelling.' Balance $200 on time.  $.300���������Cash   secures r 7-roonied . hy.ise.  . lialance,  $250, ,:on ��������� time.-. ~   '   ;  $200���������Cash,and $10 j>er month for a  four-rooitnedl house  with ' pan try and  .Math-room.   All  newliy   .,x?3c-jd tind  painted   in.   and   out.   Fine   garden.  Water lai^ on.   -  $100���������Cajs-h and $10 per mcwith buys  - good nlwellijngMhouse,! small house"  on same lot -bringing'' $5 per month.  Splenflkl well,-neighbors willing to  pay monthly rental for water. Purchase   is almcjst  self-supporting.   ,���������. , ,_. ^ ;���������    ���������  S!/00���������Buys good central .business property.  Well   rented.  Houses   to  . ticulars.  rent.    Call   and  g(et  par-  Fire, . LXfe  and   Accident-  Insurance.  Deeds,  Wills',    Mortgages,   Cotf--  trads  and  lAgreements Drawn.  run  deceived  B.FORCJMriER  WATCHMAKER,   JEWELER, OPTICIAN  First Avenue,   A:   A   X      Ladysmith,   B.  C  Stovei  Stoves  We are making them of the Newest    Pattern and Late|  Styles.  WE DO ALL KINDS OF FOU NDRY WORK  Our Prices are Reaaona  bl<} '  SEE OUR    NEW STOVES IN BL AIR AND ADAM'S WINDOWS.-     -5  LADvinriri i.^os &' srjva W)%k$-co;;'Ltd.;:]  FOR RENT.  The hotel'apartmonts of the Portland    Hotel,     consisting  of  twenty  rooms,      including   kitchen,   pantry,  store-rooms;   14  bedkooms,   well  furnished,  stc.   The house, without the  bar, .wiil.be leased by the undersigned  at  very  reasonable  rates.     Call  and look over   the premises. A good  baarding house 'keeper can  do  well.  ANGELO TATE,   ���������  Proprietor.  From this  dat* on five oente   will  buy  a-nice,  cool  glass of  beer       at  'Jones'   Hotel.      \  Dr.R.B. Die  Surgeon Dentist    -  All work guaranteed, and at reas  .      able rates.  I  High St. Ladysmi  OPEN AT ALL HOURS  'Appointments may be made at si  time for dental work at Dr. Ditj  on High street

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