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 J?-  (f  V  ���������"VS  "*w  LADYSniTH DAILY LEDGER  i\-  1 i  I''  ���������������'���������  It  6"  VOL. "2,  ***&&  THURSDAY,  FEB,  23, l������03.  PRICE FIVE CENTS  ISLAND RAILWAY!  v AN&JTS BUILDING  *.J*"'V  ' a  It Was Incbf por ated in 1883 and  Was in Operation in Three  Years  Of  the   Land   Grant  262,729  Acres Havef Been Sold and  Realized '$811977  NORTH- SEA  COMMIS- FUNERAL OF THE GRAND  E  Anything pertaining to the, E. ' ������te  N. Railway* is'of interest to th.se  icsiding along its Lues. 'Jhc following statrsttcs, compiled at Victoria,^  " gives a very good leview of the coins  leading up to. thc .building ol the"  load, its. earnings, etc.  The lailway  is 78  miles  long and  has five miles or .siding.   The'rollings'  slock: consists of sc\cn locomoti\e^,_  II passenger cais, thiec baggage cars  and 75 lieight cars of various 1 liuU  Thc company was. 01 gammed]w,ith    a  capital-'stock   ol   *3,(l00',00O,   b,.H, ot  tlns^only->2,50l),00  has  been issued  The.'cosl 01  thc road 'and equipment  III "1903   was  estimated   in  Boors  Railway Manual atj.3,172,713 > (    ,  rlhe ^7gtoss earnings foL the fiscal  \car ending Julie 30th,,11)03 were estimated at, $270,COO and the gioss  expenditure at $20S,835, "leaving the,  net earnings loi that year at 02,123  and thr-ie is'no, ic.ison *_' to lelrcvc  I rial theie, has ,'. been any decrease  since. , ,    1  The railway has its northern, lei mi  .nus at Wellington, about three juries  north-of'*Nanaimo, and il,s,so\ahetn  terminus al^ Vicloiia, and' "passes  through thuvmg settlements at Du .-  cans/" Lad} smith' and Uiemamus and  ��������� ikV'dclKkhiful siinimei icsort at Shawl  tu^an.   , -    -  Victoria, Feb.,"20 -r-XliCj recent pm-  1base of the Esi|uimall and Nanaimo'  Railway by the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company is a cuiious and  "roundabout completion of. 111? terms mo  on winch the latter railway was  burll. It will be 1cme.1nbe1.cd Hiatal,  tho time British Column a entered  .was an essential  ,ihat lhe     cost of bridging the N,u-  rovs    -would amount to_ about J?0,-  (100,00,    and as tins was  more than  any     company' could  undertake,  the  project of reaching a terminus on the  Island had to be;abandoned.-, " ���������',   '  -   Victoria,    "at   that   'tune,   was' a  town* with  a.'population of about  ���������'*,-  .OUJi, taml .as ���������sueh wa;> natlurally    re  glided' as the centre of the' province.  Its inhabitants felt very much disappointed' when  they  learned  lhat   the  ta minis of the new rnil.v.'iy- va?  to  le .sit'iiatcd'on' thc  Mainland, and did  not come far short of accusing     Hie  Dominion feoveinnient   sought to paci-  laith  in. not insisting  that the mil-  sh'ould  come     through  at  &ry  As  the crossing of      r-'eynioiir  RUSSIAN ADMIRAL IS  EXONERATED  FROM BLAME  SOLEMN BLESSING OF  SERGIUS'RE  1MAINS  STRONG       HSDIGlNa  MEMORIAL SERVICES  I: STRIKE  WARSAW  AT  TION OF LONDON  PAFERS  way  cost  narrows-was oufof the question, lhe  Dominion goveinmeiit  Sought to iPacify "-  cili/eiis of Victoiia by ofieiing a  lai gc and handsome- subsidy to anyone-' who would undertake to build,  the. ioad fiom Nanaimo. to Esfluimalj;  ascnemc which "would hi ing the city;  of Victoiia in closer touch by rail  with the .-western terminus of the C.  I'.IL      " '.- " :< ���������  Encouraged,by the offer of a' hb-  cial subsidy, Mr- Robert Dunsinuir^  who .had" already large; interests on  the Island, set to "work to qrgant'c  a c'ompanv.iin which lie maintained  a "conllolling- interest, .and n Scp-  tembci 27, 1S83, it was duly I'toi-  paraled as thc, Esquimau & \ranai-  Raihvay, and almost exactly 3  years .-from that date the lailway  was  in   active  opeiation.  Tho assistance given by the government  consisted   of' a land" grant     of  acies,    of which    262,729  Confederal ion     w     -  , ,  mil   of   lhe   bond   that  a turns-Con- :!,��������� UJ.-Ji'U i-,:������������������  W������     al������������ should l,e Du.lt wth  ac.es tavo ������noo bejn sold   ������ata������6  cific Coast.  afterwards  premature.  ViiiitoiiNcr  'i his offei was how o'er  found to be "omcVnat  It had been thought lhat  'island could .he r-whed  without much difliculty by bribing  the Sevmour Nairows, but the cngi-  nceis \cnt out lo'suney the louie  for thc proposed  railway,   estimated  enrpt fiom taxation for  Besides I Ins, the Dominion goveinmeiit gave the Railway Company a  cash bonus of f>7f*0,000.  ' It' Is understood that the recent  sale does not. include.the land, which  still belongs to Mr Dunsmuir and  his company. > - ������  OFFICERS  MAY STA1  GOOD SIZED  FAY ROLL  San IVancisco,  Cal.,   Feb.. 23.-The  Examiner today sa>s that thc thiee  olliccrs  of  the  who to ot  turned to Russia  A Phoenix despatch says  the'Mon-  j trcaf &  Boston gioup In this camp,  is now sending     out   from 20 to 23  caLs of oie..a day, the.Ciianby   mines  Russian ciuisei Le.-a,  then  parole here and     ^i^ 5rndl      out about 50 cars daily,  will in.all .pioba-  ; ^ .M)l(^)ect of all increa?e at no  hdrty be allowed to remain theie 1 he r ^^ -^ -^ a ((j{al q[ s6mQ g0  Japanese consul in this city is ao- , ^ {]^ ^ loM  ciecl.ted with thc statement tut-thO| Fli(|av'WiVS thcs monthly pay-day  Japanc&e government is not desirous 1 f^ Jai;Uary at 1hc MollUoai & Bos-  of having thc olhccis compellc.l to ie-,(Lon ^ l!lan|}y mineg_ IL is said  turn here. This will relieve the. Uu--^,^,.; thcs6 ^o com!)aIlieS)at mines  ited States...govcrnmeiitypf fe!".P^-.| and,������,,���������,!tci;Sj,paui out about. $75,000  sity of demanding their return,-which UlLs 1110Il()|,  would have been done should Japan  make the request.  CAPTAIN .KILLED.-  -o  Soiilliamptoii, Eug., Feb. 23.���������Geo  W. Uaynor, captain ��������� of.-the. turbine  steam yacht Loi'na, -owned by A. L.  Barber, of .New York, was killed today by a fall from-the steps leading  from the chart room fo the  deck. The Lorna started "on a three  111011 tlis* cruise yesterday under chatter .to A. M. Singer. . ���������_  ___ _o-���������;     .._- .  Ex-Mayor Ncplands,- of Vancouver  is a pleasant ,man to meet, and one  .standing very high in the opinion ' of  Vancouver people. He served two  terms as Mayor being returned the  last time by acclammation., He  declined   to again be a candidate.  ���������, : 0 ���������    '"���������'  PRES. HARPER BETTER  Chicago, III., Feb. 23,���������President  W. R. Harper, of the University of  .Chicago, passed a comfortable night  at the Presbyterian Hospital- follow | 75 years  ing yesterday's surgical operation fo;-  cancer. His condition,' .'according to  the physician, was favorable.-  *\l ; O ������������������    '  When a girl begs- a you ng man riot-  to spend r-'o much money on her, that  is one sign  she expects   to  one    day  LARG E GAME SHIPMENT  (Associated  Press Despatches.)  San Francisco,. Cal;, .Feb. 23.���������The  mail steamer Ventura, sailing today  for Sydney, N.S.W., carries a large  number of deer, elk, gee.se and ducks  They were purchased''1'in this country  by the New Zealand- government  which has appropriated ;$25,1)00 for.  lower 'stocking the .country with different  kinds of. game. ���������.  - :���������'  BOWLING TOURNAMENT.  Milwaukee, Wis.,-Feb. 23.���������The last,  live jviou" scjiiad in the American  howling congress tournament, finished, at 1.'20 this morning with Gun-  thers, No. 2, af Chicago, thc winner  of the lirst prize, ($<I50) with a  score of 2,795.  ��������� :���������0���������   ,   (Associated   Press  Despatches.)  Paris, Feb   23.���������A semi-official despatch tonight relative to thc work of  the International ('01111111831011    which  has been considering U13 North Sea  incident  was  issued.  It was as follows.  "The full commission met today rn  ,the Ministry>0f Foreign Ailairs and  again this evening rn order to proceed tofan examination of the repoit  r2capitnlating   its  conclusions     The  icport is     lather  long,   comprising  about ten large "rages. .The -principal  authority     is      Admiral  Von Spaun  (Austria) bi-t all the nieinLer-. of the  commission collaborated in  drawing  it up. The commission gi\cs no opinion on the question oi the pic^encc or  absence' of Japanese torpedo boa.tsmi  the North Sea, declaring merely that  -the Russian Admiral q'nte legitimately beli?ved that his ships were    endangered and that he had the right ,  under the circumstance's, to act as he  did.  "Commissioners refer to the   Russian government's engagements      to  indemnify the victims of the deploi-  able incident.  --"The leport will be sent tomorrow  by   special messengers to     the Rus  sian and British governments,     not  because it is liable to modrficat ons  at the instance of o-ie 01 the other ol  the government's commissioners,  the  ^decision, being. wjUiout^appeaJ^Jnit ���������  the commissioners do not wish    the  powers   , interested to m.m* h   learn  through the press of the hiM pu lie  action and the conchif on armed at  ���������'There is nothing 111 I his" communication or repoit excel t an act of deference.  The public s'tlng  foi     tTe  reading of the conclusion will probably be held on  Sundav.   Tho Admirals will not he in lull unfoim.    The  proccd'dings will be closed by a spec li  of thanks by  Admiral Fourtuer   the  president of the counci1  to his colleagues.  "Members of the commission,   who  were seen tonight jefuscd either    (o  confirm or deny the statements, Irt  officials having   favorahl-*  onpoiUnties to judge of results of the inquiry  consider thc report to be sunstantially correct.  LONDON INDIGNANT.  London, Feb    23.���������A  stiong chord  of indignation is bounded by the London daily n3\\spa;.eis     tins morning  over the sernr-ou cial statement rc'a-  ti\e to the decision of the North Sea  Commission giung to Russia the victory, but it is st.ll  ho ed  that  lhe  publication of   the full tc\t-ot    the  commission' tepoit mav modify the-  impression produced by the pie'imin-  ary  version, which is one of intense  disappointment. Th-   Daily   Mail  goes so far as to dccl.ve that the decision has dealt a death blow to arbitration.  Some of the newspaper1* l.lame thc  government T01 ever consenting lo  submit the matter to arbitration.  They only find cold comfort in / the  fact that the country, by doing so,  avoided war with Rrssia.  No question is raised that the decision must he respected, and Great  Britain's share of the costs will be  ruefully paid, but it is considered  that the decision leaves the question  of a neutral's right on the high seas  in a deplorably unsatisfactory, state,  and creates a dangerous precedent.  London, Feb.  23.-Quest,ioncd in the  House of  Commons  today  re-ardrng  the version of the result of the      inquiry of the North Sea Commission,  published  this  morning,- Earl   Pen y  (under secretary of the foreign     ' af.  fairs) said that no' information     on  the subject has yet teen communicated to tlie government.  HELD IN LONDON  (Associated Press Despatches.)  London, Feb. 23.���������A memorial service for the Grand Duke Sergius was  held today dn the Russian Church connected with the embbssy, and was attended liy Count Benckendonl,     the  RAILROAD AND FAC  TORY EMPLOYEES  STOP WORK  POLICE AND TROOPS  FIRE ON THE  I.IIOTEBS  MCHOLAS WILL CONTINUE TO FIGH1  Warsaw, Feb. 23.���������No trains are  running 111 either direction today on  the Vienna railroad. Thc management attempted to install soldieis  as fiiemen, but the stnkcrs have plug  ged  the water guages with  the    ro-  Russian ambassador to Great Britain suit that four locomotives were ruin-  and the othci "members of the Rus- ed. They also'dei ailed a number of  sian  embassy.   Representafhes       ot   cais.  King Edward and the Priiics of Wales ' They demand an eight hour day  Ami assaclor Choate and other di- lo- ' and an increase of wages. The di-  iiials .were .also present. Sir Bernard rcctois offeied an increase of wages  Rite Barringtoii, private sacretary of to some employees and to giant a  Lord   l.aiisdowne,  the  foreign, secre- .nine houi day, but the strikers    ie-  fused.   A manifesto issued to-day hy  the strikers, say they stiuck to show  His 1 Generals Have Made Him.  Believe That Kuropatkin Will  Defeat Oyama  Rumors In St Petersburg of big  Battle Near Mukden - Chinese  and Japs Damage Roads  p in )���������The 'conference with the hankers of Tokio,  elected to    Yokohama, Osaka,  fsagoya and Kyo-  tary, re].rcsent<--d~tlie foreign office-  Moscow, Feb. 23.���������Thc solemn cere  inony   "of     blc-sing the remains  of  blessing  Grand Duke Sergius was pe;formed  at ten o'clock today in the midst pi  the tolling of bells from-all ol the  churches and monasteries or the ancient capital- Immense crowds  ihronged   the  immense  sqvaics       in  their soliduity to othei trades at  1his impoitant junciuic of the labor  movement and because the management oppressed the men. The employees of tho Government Alcohol  Monopoly walked out. -  A gcncial stnke of the St. Peteis-  Beilm,  Feb.   23.���������(12 12  Emperor     of Russia has  continue the war.   His position is ab  solutely firm and the German court  has been advised in that sense.  to, the go\eminent has practically determined upon u fourth domestic loan  of 100,000,000 yen, to be issued    at  !JC pei   cent,     and payafcle in seven  The war will be pushed     wilh the 'years.   1 he formal announcement   of  front of lhe palace and there was    a buig 1 ail road  is shortly expected.  consideiahle display of tioops in the  slieets Grenadiers of the Fifth Regiment iuriirshed the .guard at the Clu-  FlRE ON STRIKERS.  Warsaw, Feb. 23.���������The stnlceis pa-  laded  Czeirnakowskr     stieet to-day,  soft Monastery, which was the scene , smashed  the windows of five factoi-  of the funeral service.  SIR HENRY IRVING ILL.  **-"*���������  London, Feb. 23.���������Sir Henry living, who lecently had a severe chill  at Wolveihampton, has suffered a  slight lelapse, and has cancelled his  tour. His physicians have imperatively ordered him not'to act for at  least two months.   o ���������  FORMER SENATOR DEAD  St. Johnsbuig, Vt., Feb. 23.��������� Jonathan Ross, former chief jnstice  of thc supreme court of the State of  Vermont, and formei United States  Senator, died at the hospital today  of injmies received on Tuesday afternoon when his sleigh was struck  by  atiam.    Mrs.  Ross  was killed.  NARROW ESCAPE  FR������ EFIRE  Reading,     Pa ,      Feb.   23��������� Eighty  guests at thc Hotel Pennsyhama had  a narrow���������escape early today from   .1  fire  which  originated  m  the clothes  closet    VH1311 the closet door      was  opened the flames communicated with  the telephone booth, and shot up the  ele\ator shaft. The guests were    aroused and most of them reached   the  stieet in safely. Se\eral were taken  from   the   third-story  windows      unconscious but soon rewed. The build  ing was dimaged  to the extent     of  nearly S10,000. V*  GREAT LOSS  BY  FIRE.  Cape May, N, J., Feb. 23���������Twon  ty-one buildings in lhe heai I of ('ape  May Couit House, the county seat  of Capo May County, were destroyed  by fire, which early to-day broke out  in Yourison Hardware store. Swept  by a high wind the flames spread  rapidly and gained such headway,  that assistance was asked of this  city. The city fire company was hurried to the scene and after hard work  succeeded, in getting the fire under  control. The Bellevuc House Hotel  was completely destroyed, also the  Gazette ollice and many other smaller structures. At one time, it look-  as if the court house was doomed,  but, by a shift of the wind, it was  saved. The estimated loss is about  $75,000.  les and foiced the woikmen to leave.  Troops were summoned and it'is believed,  fired on the strikers.  Owing to the lailroad stnkes,  no  mails have been lcceived here    from  the west since yesterday morning.  POLICE   RELEASE   PRISONERS.  Warsaw, Deb.  23.���������(3.51 p m.)���������The  workmen have struck in all the lactones  in thc Cerinakowsa     district,  the clnsf manufacturing suburb      oi  Warsaw    There have been serious ens  tdrbances and  strong foiccs of police  and  troops wers summoned. Tha soldiers fired   but no casualties arc reported.   The   police arrested several  persons  but the threats of the mob  compelled them (o leloase then  prisoners       The employees of the  Lod/.  Kclas7l ary road have struck. LoJz is  entirely  cut  oil   from  lailioad  com-  munrcatron.   0   GRAND MASTER'S  OFFICIAL VISIT  The thiee lodges in the Ladysmith  encampment of the Oddfellows, were  well repiesented last evening _whcn  Giand Master Neelands paid lus annual official visit, there berng, in  fact the laigest turnout known here  foi some time. The Grand Master  was accompanied by Mr. D. Evans,  of  Duncans  Mi Neelands made a neat speech in  which he refer led to the flourishing  slate of the ordei, and ccpiessed his  satisfaction at seeing so many of the  Ladysmith biothcrhood present. The  speech was greatly appreciated by  all who heard il, for rt was most in'  sliiicti'/c  to memheis  of the order.  The lemaindei of the evening was  pleasantly passed with music, singing  and speeches from various brothers.  An excellent supper was served which  was done full justice to by the jolly  Oddfellows.  Mr,  Neelands pays his official   visit to Nanaimo this evening.   0:   THE  IDEA.  "The chaplain of the California  legislature had his pockets picked in  the scnaIe chamber  the other  day."  "And yet it is claimed there is  honor among thieves."���������Fort Worth  Record.  utmost energy, the domestic situation how being within the coiitiol of  the authorities.  Those who have advised peace and  suggested    inquiries      for   Jaranese  terms, the French and Brrtish governments, are for the present silent and  are likely to remain so unless events  01  an extraordinary  character shake  the Russian emperor's decision.  The  considerations  that led  to  the Em-  peroi's  decrsren  as  undeistood here  are Fust���������The judgment og  the chiefs  the loan is expected soon.  BATTLE PROGRESSING.  St. Petersburg,  Feb. 23....Although  the city continues lull of rumors that  a big battl is proceeding below Mukden, the war olhce does not offer any  confirmation of  the report'.    Specral  despatches, however, as well as can  be judged   by  the  mutrlated  manner  by which they were allowed to pass  the scnsoi jpoiLend thc imminence   of  expected     opeiations.   The Japanese  ire showing aclrvrty on both flanks  -  PROMINENT    MAN  DEAD.  Columbia,  Mo.,  Feb. ,:23.r- Rev.  EXPLOSION  AT  NIAGARA.  Niagara Falls,  N.Y.,  Fqb.   23.~An  J 'explosion in No.  1 Switch hoard   of  A.   Lefevre,  at  one time  moderator"-the Niagara Falls Power Co 's   No.  or the. Persbvterian General Synod of, 1  plant     today,  caused coiusuleiable  the United States, is dead here, aged   damage, and injured three operatrpes  who were at the hoard at the time.  Roy Robinson and Frank Conroy  were seriously burned about the  body, while J oho Conroy was .1 *n-  eh about the hands and -* Hie  damage, and injured three operatives  be estimated at this time.  FROM PIT TO PIT,  NOT BANK TO BANK  -       PLAINLY. INEFFICIENT/  "What riiakes ypu"think  that   man  is: not a first class chauffeur!" ���������  . V'Bccausc,"   answered    Mr.    Dust in  An   Amendment is   Being Presented  to  the House Regarding the Eight Hour  Coal Mines Regulations  '11..- tiaus  An effort is being made and the  amendment is up for discussion today changing the eight-hour day    in  Slav,  "lie a'fliiiittcd to me  that   lie , , ,,...,   had   never   been  arrested   for  violal-   mission  of electric power to   3nfialo  coal mines so that it will read eight  marry him, though the idea maynot!*ne ll,������ sl>ce(l regulations."-Washing-   was partially interrupted for a *hort llours from pit to plt instead of from  Jiavc entered his head.  ton Star.  time,  in and thc first man out.  The committee from the Ladysmith  Board of Trade, Council and citizens returned home this morning.  There is very little to add to the  news  published  last  evening in    The  or the army that Field Marshal Oy- Jand the lailroad has again been damaged by a laid of nirxeh Chinese and  Japanese bandits.     A stoiy is afloat  to the effect that the opinion expressed   by  German  -miliary  authorities,  based on  reports from  mrhtary   experts of the front that the situation  is  by no means hopeless, has greatly  influenced the Emperor and encourgg-  ed hun agamst the idea of concluding  peace  RUSSIAN INVALIDS.  - Suez, Feb. -23.���������The Russian torpedo boat destroyer Regni amved here  today fiom the south conveying the  transport Mglaya, full of invalids.  The Malaya entered the canal bound  northward.  GOING HOME.  New Chwang, Feb. .23.���������Numbers of  parolled officers, who 'took pait in  the defence of Port Arthur, claiming  that they are on their way home  to  Srbeiia,  ha\e 1 cached here    fiom  ama  not only cannot  defeat General  Kuropatkin, but stands in   danger of  deieat himself    Row cowardly, there  fore,     for Russia to ask for mercy  with all the men and money essential  to a successful war.   Second���������All the  forces     of  crrticisms  now directed  agamst     the government for having  fought rather than yielded to legitimate interests and for having failed  to win victories, would b3 continued  with     fury against the government  that accepted, and then betrayed thc  country.   A government thai would  crave peace of  Russia's enemy while  still      capable      of  winning  victory  would be giving the paity of change  genuine grounds for a revolution. The  facts of the military situation, love  01  country and arguments  of expcdi-  Icncy weie all against peace and for  pressing the war hopefully.  HIE  SQUADRON.  Fredrrcshaven,  Denmark,  Feb.  23.���������'Shanghai  and  go  thence  to  Sinman-  The thnd- Russian Pacific squadron  commanded by Rear Admiral Nebog-  atolY, left Skagen Bay heading westward during the night.  JAPANESE TORPEDO DOATS.  Tokio, Feb. 23.���������The Japanese government expects  to complete within  year her new torpedo boat destroyers        Each-vessel will be 380 tons  trn, about thirty mrles west of Mukden in calls, travelling at night so  as   to avoid  Chinese bandits.  Russian agents west of Liao Yang  keep m touch with certain inhabitants of New Chwang and it is believed that seveial foreigners who  have since lemoved fiom here inspired  the first     Russian laid on     New  displacement and capable of-making ' Chwang.     The  Japanese administra-  29 knots an hour. The destroyers  will each be equipped with two torpedo tubes besides the usual ai anient  The ton torpedo boats recentlv completed are now being placed in co n-  liiissicn  COALING   STATIONS  Port  Louis,    Mauritius,   Feb. L23.���������  There, is an unconfirmed report that  lion rs now obscivrng a more strict  censorship and is taking steps to prevent a leaking of information.  Today the adrnrrrrstration issued a  proclamation offering a reward for  infoination leganling Russian movements and tlie whereabouts of spies  oi persons attempting to damage the  lailioads or telcgiaphs.  Japanese agents are negotiating for | Thc Tien Tsui Synmrlin railroad is  the purchase or lease of certain is- sufieiing from an excess of freight,  lands near the Seychelles group   for    Tie pass, noith of Mukd  coaling stations.  MORE MONEY FOR JAPAN  Tokio,   Feb.   23.-As  a result  of  den is not con  srdered to be in clanger as was re-  por ted at the time of the lecent Japanese rarcl in this clriection.  WANTED TO KMOW,  YOU KNOW  Mr.  Oliver asked: What' are the items in detail, making up the sum of  $.1,841.35, said  to be the total cost  in connection with the visit o,    the  Attorney-General  to  London?  Hon.  Mr.  Tallow  replied:  Travelling expenses and allowance  of     the  Attorney-General and O. C. Bass attending   the sittings  of  the 1.Judicial  Committee of the Privy  Council   in  Attorney-General vs.   Wellington Colliery Company,  and Rcnwick vs. Wil  son & Fort Sheppard Railway Company.    Railway   and   steamship fares  from Victoria to London and, return,  including  expenses in     London,    $1..  841.35   (October  24th,  IflO-l,  to  nary 12th, 1905.)  Jan-  hank to. hank, counting tho last man Ledger relative to local conditions.  NEWSPAPER MAN   DEAD.  (Associated Press Despatches.)  New Burgh, N.Y., Feb. 22.���������Albert  Eugene Carr, a veteran printer and  editor, died at his house in Marlborough late last night, aged 70.  He edited various papers in New-  York state, and Wisconsin, and for  2t years was one of the editors of  the Rome Citizen. Of late years he  published  the Marlborough  Record.  Mr. Carr represented Greene County in the Wisconsin Assembly in  1865. ������.*  TOO MUCH CARE  KILLED THE INDIAN  Last w?ek an Indian named Gabriel  who  lives  ten miles  from Savonas,  j on  Ten Mile  Creek,  along the road  to      Mamcttc .Lake,  was  accidently  ! shot   by thc     discharge  of  his   own  ' rilii.'   and   succumbed .to   his  injuries  the  following day.  ! . lie was out hunting deer with his  son, named Willie, and was carrying  his ride'all loaded in readiness for  use should a deer be sighted, across the saddle in front of him. Sud-  'denly his horse slipped and fell, but  aware of the possible danger, Gabriel   Hung the rifle away from him  ; to   avoid   accidents.    Unfortunately,  j however,  the rifle struck a stick, the  concussion caused it to discharge and  tho   bullet  hit  him,   entering       the  small  or the back, passing completely     through    his body and emerging  'from  his chest in  front.  He    called  out tb his .son, who was rifing some  distance     off,   and  then  rode  home,  thus  displaying  remarkable fortitude  ' and  vitality.  I The wound w-as a mortal one, and  he recognized thai, his end was at  hand. For that -reason he refused to  have a doctor sent for, saying he  would he dead before medical aid  could reach I im. He remained perfectly    conscious until he died,  the  , next evening.  \'VP  ':-..''   I.. s  USB"  " ii;  -.. f���������S.r-..!-,-  ?..J  THE IADYSMITH LEDGER  published   every day except Sunday.  BY    THE,    LADYSMITH  LEDGER  COMPANY.   .  and French Street.  ���������   Office corner of First Avenue  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  50 cents  a month;' $5  per year   in  advance.     Advertising rates on ap.  plication.  ���������   THURSDAY,  FEB,   23,   ICO'i.  TOO MUCH LEGISLATION.  The suggestion made by*Mr. W. W.  B,  "Mclnncs  during a stormy  session  of.     (he Provincial     House that it  would help  things somewhat  il" there  were  bi-ennial,   instead   ofanniial sessions     of thc House is not without  merit.  It is conceded  that there     is  too much tinkering with the laws as  they exist,  and many new measures  are introduced each year that are not ^  in the interest of good government.  A  little knowledge      is  a dangerous  thing, and there seems 'to he men in  the Legislature who do not possess  enough knowledge of condditioi.s  turd  the consequences  of a proposed "law.  For instance,  take-the introduction  of tlie Smelter eight-hour hill.     Enquiries and strict search Fail to show  that smelter employees desired that  a bill such as this should  pass. At Lhe  Tyee smelter     employees state that  there is no dissatisfaction with hours  considering tlie wage-; paid, which average, wc are informed, 150 cents per  day more at the Tyee than is  paid  by their peincipal  compitor  on     the  coast,     thc Taco'ma Smelting Company.     At Trail  employees of     the  great Trail   Smelting  Company  petitioned the Legislature to leave     th?  smelting industry alone.   There  was  no call for Mr.     Ifawthornthwaitc's  bill, or in the amendment act  to the  eight-heir   law. The     fact  that  the;  liret mentioned war defeated last e.-  ehing by tho decisive vote of 2(i     to  12,  and the other,     the amendment  act, was badly defeated in committee  should  be  instructinc.  ���������It     is not more laws the country  wants,     but     more industries,  and  without -stable" laws capital will nol,���������  enlist itself.  ed.   The mam consideration  entering  into  the calculations  of  the  -incoiu-  promising advocates  cf a prosecuting  of the war is that Japanese '.inane..d  l"sources must become exhausted ic-  DA1LY   ioie Kussi������. s.  '���������" Uroui-s     of Liberals have readied  tlie important agreement  to   wart until tlie end oi jiarch lor the dev.iop-  jnent of   tlm-govc-rnmuntjs programms  !.elore   formulating    a new   jd.t.i      of  campaign in the meantime not seeking    to embarass '  thc go.e.n n-.n..  Among the 'moderates a more hopeful  ,eel.ng    ej.is.ts   that   the   go\einur?nt  may" meet the situation  in afaiily  .satisfactory     fashion.   A  responsible  cabinet with i\i. Witte at its head is  regarded   as already   assured.       The  committee of ministers  is  providing  for re'.resciilatives af the      various  classes  interested  uj on  the conimis.  sions which are elaborating the inaai-  i  -���������sto reforms, of December 25th, but  the     majority  of  the Liberals  still  manifest   scepticism   which   will    not  iiis.ipi.ear' until  the words r,re translated      into acts,   while nothing  the  go-, eminent may do siioit of consenting to a national assembly  v ill    appease the radicals.   A  Zeros' y Sohor  they     ilP'-biic will no  longer  suffice.  In spile of the warnings of the     police, who insisted that they were un-  iblc to guarantee his s-o/ety,     Grand  Duke Alexis last nigbt went to Moscow   to attend  the funeral   of       his  brother and Grand Duke Vladimir to-  dav went  to the Tsarkoc Solo.      lhe  trip was ��������� successfully accomplished.   ���������o . ���������  TH LAST VIEW.  Moscow, ImjI). 23.-Yesterday aiter-  noon the public were admitted for  Lhe last time to view thc remains ol  lirand Uul.c t-Scrgius, long- lines oi  )cople defiling rapidly past the co'hn.  "n the e-.tn.ng the chapel in whicn  ��������� he body was exposed'was closed in  jrdcr io make preparations for uhc  which Avill occur today.^^  .iiiiera.1  -o-  THE PRICE  OF PEACE  (Associated Press Despatches.) *"'  Berlin,   Feb.  22���������That the Russian  Em|)eror has  actually determined  to  seek  peace  does not aprear to      he  known here officially,  but t'his court  has   been aware that   the  Einrcr *r*s  mind     has   been    wavering  Let ween  peace    and     continuance of the war.  "What   Emperor Nicholas  has  so  far  decided to do seems to be to request  of France to ask thc British foreign  office to inquire of Japan what terms  might be expected  were Russia     to  propose peace.    Russia  will  thus   he  able to refuse open negotiations     if  Japan's     terms  aie exorbitant  and  the Russian  Emperor could again appeal to thc d sionlenled classes    to  support lhe war  as easier to      hc-ir  than the price, of peace.  LONDON BELIEFS.  London, Feb. 22.���������Thc terms on  which Russia is reported 1c> l.e prepared to conclude peace are regarded  in official circles in London as inadequate and largely of a tentative nature. Among the British officials the  hope of a speedy cessation of hostilities is mostly based on ofi'cial advices telling the increasing ascendancy and activity of the peace party in  Russia- The British officials entertain little doubt that if Russia will,  express her willingness to conclude  peace on terms which will recognize  Japan as the victor a satisfactory solution could he reached through the  good offices of France and Great Britain.  IN  ST.  PETER?I'd:KG.  ���������St.  Petersburg,   Feb.   22.-Although  the party   which   is advocafin >   i^-ace'  as the only egress  I'ro". the   ]��������� resent  situation  continues   to  gain  strength,  nothing     has actually  been  decide I,  and  no move has  yet been   v.<vAe.  is  officially  maintained   that   i.'ussi-i '  attitolc  is   tmchaii.rrc-d.      Af  1h:   foreign office not  the  slightest  cr.io.n--  agement is  given  to the pea-e  lr.T.  '���������"���������On  the contrary,   it  is al'frni'vl       r.s  strongly  as   ever  that   .Ta'nn    me?t  propose     terms,   while a'   r'n* s.me  time it is admitted  that   it  ceivable that   Japan'can   cn  tions accc-tal'.le 1o Russia  therefore,  the war rm-st  conclusion.      The idea  Russian victow is not bar! ored    bu  ��������� itis insisted that Russia ;s not   leaf  en and will not be until (.en.nl  l; ���������-  eralOva.ua, and lbc_r_.il c^o ^^_  PRISUNERS 'RELEASED.  St. 1-etcLsbiug, Feb. 22.���������The Japanese physicians who weie held pus-  , ncrs at* Meek id,      pro-mce of  No\-  onl,   Ru?sia,  ha\e been released, ic-  ..'it-ientations having been made that  Iheir detention was, a violation of the  . en ".a c. ii.eiition   -o���������-   HONORS   I'OR THE  GREAT.  ���������   1 h.ladelphia,   Pa.,   Fell.   2^���������Prcri-  eirt Roose\clt, Emperor YUiliam and  Sir Henry iUortimer Durand, Uritish  Ambassador, today rseched the decree of' Doctor or laws from the  University Pennsylvania. The degree  was cimi'cncd upon the German Emperor, the German ambassador a-  repting the honor I'or his sovereign.  President Rooscxelt was the orator-  of thc day. lie delivered an address  cn some "Maxims*- of Washington."  Thc exercises were held in the academy of music and not since 181)8, when  President McKinley delivered the oration, has th:: university day cebbra-  xir-ns assumed such large proportions..  HENRYS NURSFRIES  NEW CROP���������  Ho va <7jc*wii &  Importe  GARDEN,    FIELD      and. FLOWER  SEEDS.  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,,  GREENHOUSE AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.    Catalogue free.  3010 Westminster Road, Vancouver.  NOTICE.  Persons found using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be piosccuted.  HUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith. B.C.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Weliman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block 'from C.P.R. Depot am  steamboat wharves. Newly renoval  cd and re-modelled. Rates $2 pei  day. Corner Granville and Hasting1  streets. 'Telephone, 1���������4.  THE BEST OF  EVERYTHING  h  For those who_traveli.via.i,_i  W.G. Fraser  Merchant   Tailor,  (ist Avenue)  Fall Stock Just Arrived. Call earl}  and get your pick of the largest' and best  stock iu town.  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO. 886, F.  O. E.     :���������:        :���������:        :���������:       :���������j  Meets in the Opera. House 1st and  3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.'   Worthy  President, B. Forcimmer;     Worthy  Secretary, C. IL Rummings.  BARBER    SHOP   & BATH  ROOM5  The ESPLANADE    between the  Grand and Abbottsford,  William Powers,.Prop.  F. McB. YOUNG  BARRISTER and  * /  SOLICITOR.  Nanaimo  Lady sm it  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  i *  Ist Ave,     Ladysmitli  2  Overlands  Daily*  2  The Ladysmith  Opera House  Can he secured  Tor Theatrical  purposes,    Dancing     Parties, or Entertainments geneially. s.  '  D  NICHOLSON, Prop  Passengers can leave Victoria     at  i p.m. or II p.m., and connect     at  Seattle with the Fast Mail, leaving  at 8:0.") a.m.,   the Flyer, leaving   at  .20 p.m.  Entire new equipment on each train  Through Palace Sleepers, Diners  (meals a la carte), Tourist and First-  Class Day Coaches.  For sleeper     reservations, folders,  rates and all information call on or  address  S. O. YERKES K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., 71 Government st  Seattle, Wash, Victoria. B.C.  ESQUIHALT & NANAIflO  RAILWAY CO!  Esquimau  & Nanaimo Railway  Tim** Tablt No. 53,  TAKING  EFF&CI WEDNESDAY,  OCT.  5TH.  Northbound Stwtfc-beuad Northbound Sat. Sun. Southb'd  Leave '   Daily Arrive   Leave     and  Wed. Arrive  A.M.    P. M. P.M.     P. M.  Victoria ..  , ' 6:0*12:06 Victaria    3:00    7.0#  Shawmeaa Lak������        lt:2������J.d:46 Shawnigan Lake .... 4.20   5:40  Duncans  .... ���������   ...  ,. U:W 10:02.Duncan    *:00. 5:00  Ladysmith    .':      ...  ..- 11:57   9:1* Ladysmitli   5:52    4.00  Nanaimo  .   ...   12:4������   8:20 Nanaimo 6.42    8:15  Ar.  Wellington.  '. '.  12*3 Lv 3.00 Ar Wellington .. 6:55 de 3.M  .>���������- THROUGH TICKETS TO CRQFTON.    '  Via Westholm. Stage leaves daily, except Sundays, connecting with North  and South bound, trains. .Double stage -service Wednesdays/k.������l Saturdays  connecting with;morning and afternoon trains.   Fare fro* Victoria, Single $2.40.    Return,' $3. fit.  THROUGH TICKETF VICTORIA TO ALBERNI.  Stage leaves Nanaimo Tuesdays  an*'Fridays on arrival of train from  Victoria.    Fare from Victoria,  single $5.Ml    Return >8.65.  Excursion rates in effect te all p orate, good going Saturday and Sunday,  returning not later than Mond day.  GEO. L. COURTENAY.  Traffic Manager.  v^v^itttt.^*^*���������*^*3*!* *i* ������m*M9!U'm*mi*mi*mikmi*������*&*i&*>  l     THE.TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  PURCHA5BR8 AND SMELTERS OP COPPER, OOLD AND  : SILVER ORES.  9  ?  Daily, except Sunday, hctween Nanaimo and Vancouver, leaving Nanaimo at 7 a.m., and Vancouver after  arrival of     C.P.R. train No. 1 or 1  $  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to'E.'* N.'Ry. or the Sea  c.RM0NT UYIN6ST0H,  6eneral Manager.  thos. kiddie;  ���������I  -  Smelter Manager. |  V-teetrt^-^ev*^-*^^*-*^  j-���������.! p.m.  Ohe*rli*e Duinn  Sc Company  MERCHANT TAILORS  Charles Duno, of the above finn.'visiis I .id smith every Sunday for the  purpose of taking measurements and    scoiiiji. customeis    pcisonally.   May  he seen at the Hotels.     Wc guarantee .ill -,tock_juid a perfect fit at  lowest possible rates.     Hand made     Mi.lt. horn  ?15 00 up.  19' Store Street,  Corner  Gormpr ant slieet, VICTORIA,  B. C  the  HAY, OAT5, MILL FEED5  WARD'S  MEAT   MARKET  ON ROBERTS STREET.  Only  First Class Meats are     supplied our Customers.  Wc will treat you right.  citltJW'"^11'*"*3*"'*'"-       ww r-r-t ������������������wni ������������������ ������������������*-���������*���������*���������*���������������irxmrnm.  Ladysmith Temple No.  5  Rathbone  Sisters meets  in  the Oddfellow's hall  2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7.30  p.  m.  Mrs. Kate Tate, secretary.  M*v������r'i������r~a&---  H  %\Vk  SON.  1st Avenue  Solicitor,   Etc..  i^s^ay   ts   Loan  ���������   -   -     LADYSMITh  PAINTING,    PAPER  ETC.  HANGING,  Work done properly and at right  pri'-rs. .Shop and residence in rear  of  Ladysmitli   Hotel.  SHIPMENTS DIRECT FROM VICTORIA,      VANCOUVER    OR     THE*.  FRASER RIVER. WRITE US FOR QUOTATIONS.  e  Brackman-Ker  Milling* Co., Ltd  For information  regarding freight  and passenger rate*- apply to purser  on board. -  GEORGE  L.  COURTNBY.S  Traffic Manager, Victoria, B; C.  BOOTS 'AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and making to order   a  speciality.  TfP HAS MCEWAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, fl. C.  ^ m mMnaB-eij-t-    *   DESIGNS/-    1  PATENT$-������,!  ^ ���������'ADVICE AS TO PATENTABSLITY  ��������� Notice in "Inventive Age"  ��������� Book "How to obtain Pateuts"  FREE  ��������� Charges moderate. No fee tin patent Is secured. .  Letters strictly confidential.   Address,     ��������� .  ' E. G. SIGGcRS, Patent Lawyer, Washington, D. C. j  \   .   *   *   ..   >   J_^.i ->-*    I...    .444..   4.K 4.  ������.^-*-^'  >*������  *. */  ������  LADYSMITH ���������  LIVERY, BOARDING AND  SALES STABLES  . EXPRESS WORK  A SPECIALTY.    ���������  DAVID JOHNSON  PHONE 66  W. Mon������ik, Secretary. Johm W. Cobuxv, \I i i  Telephone^.  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co  Ltd.  MILLS   AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH-Shingles a Specialty.  ��������� ���������M aim fact urere    of���������  Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Lath*,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned  and   Kiln  Dried  Flooring    and  Finishing    Lumber la   Stock.  It should be home in mind that  every cold weakens the lungs, lowers the vitality.and prepares the  system for the more serious diseases, among which are the two  greatest destroyers of human life,  pneumonia and consumption.  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH  WHICH   IS AMALGAMATED  The Bank of British Columbia  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid Up,. $8 700,000    3 500,000  Aggregate resources exceeding 9r 000,000  In Ths-Worldi:  Don't be satisfied to work ;  along." in the same old^yay ,  for   low  wages.     We. can  help you carve out a successful career. ���������.. Thousands ,  have increased their salaries  by following our plan.-. We,  can train you in spare time,  and   at small cost, for any:  of the following positions:  Hecfianlcal, Clactrlcal, Steam,' CMJ. or  Mining Engineer; Electrician; > Sarreyor;  Architect;'Draftsman;' Bookkeeper; Stenographer; Teaclior; Simw-Card Writer;  Wintlcw Dresser; or Ad Wrher.  Write TODAY, stating which pot-1*:  . .tlon interests you, to  IS    lufdll-  \*r   '<>'.'(: i-  a.n<l   Hurt,  ��������� i>   i n    ;i  (������f a complete*  I  Cough Remedy  Bojcstvensky's squadron  has won its great popularity by its  prompt cures of this most common  ailment. It aids expectoration, relieves the lunga and opens the  secretions, effecting a speedy and  permanent cure. It counteracts  any tendency toward pneumonia.  I "Price 25c, Large Size 5<>c.   j  Hon. Geo. A..-Cox, President R,   E.   Walker,   General  Manager.  LONDON   OFFICE,  CO LOMBARD  ST,  E.   C.,  The Hank lias 109 Brandies well   g in British Columbia and the Yukon  and elsewhere,  including the folio vindistributed  throughout  the Dominion  Territory *���������**������������������������  <TI,!\* GREEN AT001 NANAIMO VANCOUVER !  "       EAST END;  :iAN.'.K'OOK      KAMI.OOP8 NRL"ON VICTORIA  DvW.-ctN LADYSMITH N. WESTMINSTER       WHITE   HORSE  Brnnches in the Unit.rd S'ates j  NEW YOBK      SAN FRANCISCO      PORTLAND      SEATTLE     SKAGWAY      Usuai  subjects  taught;   also      .an-  Every description of b"ankinB busi r.ess transactul.   Letters of cradit on I Kakges,  drawing  in   pencil  and cray-  INTERNATIONAL  Correspondence   .Schools  Box 799, SCHANTOrL PA.  on pifcT-ps otm utc*.h iiEprrKSEirritKri 1  DAY SCHOOL  LADYSMITH   BAKER Y  ���������N THE ESPLANAIB.  PASTRY ttF ALL KINBS NEATLY  BAKEB AND FRESH.  ���������READ FIVE CENTS PER L������AF  CoBfectiokary, of all kiads.  ertfan Ukm far Paatrias to b������ <to-  Hverad at any tima.  Peneteria Ladysnitb Esplanade  ������Helena   ��������� pane    di prl������a qualita  senapre fresco   Pane    cino.ua     soldi  l'uno.  '���������  Ordinl distribuiti qual unqua parte  de) pap*.  Best acpomiiiodation fpr transient  and permanent bparders and loggers.  GRANP   ;HOT^L  This new Hotel has been comfprt-  ably furnished aiid the bar is up-to-  date. Rates $1.00 a day and upwards.  WM, BEVEJRIDOE, Prop.  REDUCTIONIN PRICES AT  J. J. ijTHbMAS'   STORE  ON HIGH STREET.  Everybody in Ladysmith knows we  carry a first class line of goods.  *���������* we.must reduce our stock *���������*  ���������*������������������ - af Men's and Boy's cloth *���������*,  ��������������������������� ing- at one*. Sanford's *������������������  ������������������* clothing is well known. We *������������������  ������������������* will give 25 par cent off. *������������������  ������������������* on regular rates unti, fur- *������������������  ������������������*  ther notice   .  CALL AND SEE US.  ������,._������  We citrry^ STRAUSS' OVERALLS  ka*id made,' guaranteed, and the celebrated BIO HORN QVERALL on  ���������ale. '   ---���������  AT THOMAS' * STORE.  V**^������  Esplanade  :������������������: Ladysmith  EliROPE HOTEL  J. GIACIJERO, l'roj.   ,  Newly    furnished;    everything   the  best, finely stroked'bar.      Transient  rate, $1.00 per day.    Monthly   rate,  S23.00.  First Avenue . . . Ladysmith. D. C.  THE JONES HOTEl  One Dollar Per Day.  Gooar Table, Geed Bed and Good Bar  (Half Block fromvDepot.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  Dr- W. J. Quinlan  DENTIST  Stevem Block, Ladysmith, B. O.  Dentistry in all its branches; every new  appliance.  RATES $a.oo PER DAY  ^AMPLB ROOMS ~.  BARIBUPFUKD WITH" BBS  WINBS, WQUORS. CIGARS  ABBOTSFORD HOTEL  Beataeeomodation la town.   Splendid banting and flehing in near vieinity.  A.J. McMUR TRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  ISLAND   HOME   HOTEL  BATES * KNIGHT, Proprietors.  Pirst Ayemie,: - Ladysmith  Best supplied bar in Ladysmith.   Finest accommodation for transient guests ae  well as for regale^ nnd  furnished.     Dining room  nd housekeeping in charfiiof Mrs Tate. .���������":*���������'   -': .���������������'!"> '?'������������������  ���������Vrt... >-��������� -  any part of the world.  ors, pianoforte a.ncl vocal lessons giy  Deposits of one dollar ri.nfl) and up wards received and interest allowed at   en in ciasses  or  individually.  current     rates  withdrawing funds.  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THE TWICE A  WEEK EDITION IS THE BEST  TWICE- A WEEK PArVTH . ?TJB-  UtSHED ON THE PACIFIC COAST.  Write for sample copy and be oon-  vlneed. Subscription prioe, 91.00  '..-���������'.*'-������������������ per year.-.. ..'..:-.:���������.'���������.-. ;     ' ���������__ ���������  All Pcwrmastcrs WUI TaKc SuTRr.rlptlotw  PCST-.IINTtitrti^NCi^ 5"C0.V Seattle, Wash.  *S. P. WSSTON, Business Manager,  i\  XSXXS������ZK'*.\\'*'< V'  ' ���������'��������� ViAA"*"'  v \ v**; \a: v ������c v^ v*tv*������������.V^**;it.\xvv:<*������'*v%;*  rJ  MISS   BERTRAM,  Ladysmith, B. C. lv  LADYSMITH LEDGER  SB  assume, no doubt���������and to the "delight of the inhabitants of Monteli- .  mar. Nothing would induce her to  come ' to Paris or to- exchange her  country life for. that', of thc town. M.  Loubet' has a considerable musical  gift, and irr his youthful days composed oratorios, so thai his mother  imagined a musical career for ,him.  When he entered upon the law, and  politics finally claimed him, his old  mother- shook her head sadly, fearing Ihal-in Paris, and in offices of  importance, her son was lost to her  forever. But she .was'eyer ..his first  though leaner the knowledge of his  ouj) constant "love and -remembrance has,  cheered her. last'.-years.���������Paris, .correspondent in London Pall Mall Ga-  ROYAL .CHILDREN.  Thc Prince and Princess of   Wales  [! have recently had to solve the ques-  lion,   "What  shall   we do  with     our  ft boys?"  and perhaps  they found it as  difficult to answer as so many   com-  Imoners seem-to. -At any rate,     for  that Princes Edwaid  and   Albeit  are  'the time being,    it has been   decided  ^td be sent to the Royal Naval    College, at .Osborne.    As  befits'the sons  of a sailor,  they are have to .have  naval  training,   though   Prince  waid will-finally enter "the,,aemy.  The     children    of the     prince and  | princess     are extremely popular     in  >Londou,' and wnencer they are,  'and are recognized hearty cheers arc1  'the result.   This is partly clue,     **������.,    ..  doubt, to thc punctilious manner, in. -c ,,-...��������� .       ..  .   .  I which they return all saltations, al-1   M,ss  V"&"������* Tope, is abirddoc-  j"though,  for such  small children,  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  a  ,-Ed-  I  Leave orders with  BLAIR <fc  ADAM,   * ;V-^Fn  -  All work first-elafes at THE CHRY  STAL, VICTORIA.  NOTICE  NOTICE  ^ I tor,  with  an office in Broadway    in !  must sometimes become irksome.  A quaint figure was cut by .Crincc  Albert at the review of the Indian  'troops. Although only  ���������years of age, he bravely bore  'tigues, of a trying afternoon, saluting  with a solemn, juvenile  |greatly pleased the crowd.   o   New York, rtnd under her care have  come within the. last/few years almost every kind of bird yr fowl that  a New   Yorker   might; ifossess  as     a  air   that  six or  seven  the fa-'' ������  fim's  t,nelc '"valid or in-  '.lured  birds  in almost every slate   of  convalescence  and    of I en a    number  of boarders  besides.   There are many I  interesting    appliances  for doctoring,|  and      nursing      the patients,  among  them  being,     microscopic hot  water  Chiea-  OF INTEREST TO WOMEN. ,,,--,      ���������  Certain papers have     been discuss- bags for the tiniest sufferers,  the subject of honeymoons     and^o *cws.  ''have decided lhat'a bride,ceases     to  be a' "bride"  and  becomes a     wue  after six weeks of "inatiimo'ny.   .a  . '  This is  absurd,   because  there   are  "','some wise women .who aie.brides-a.il  i. the' days ��������� of their lives, and there are  some foolish women who cease to be  brides     or even   .'wives twenty-four  hours after  the c   wedding. . No time  I limit "can beset upon the, honeymoon  'Ut may go down with a'-dull, sicken-  ' ing thud after a week of married life,  or it may shine on merrily to-the  golden  wedding. _       A  woman   ' may  know thai she has ceased to- he   a  11 i 10 WORLD ^AS IT IS. -  It's  a gay old world. when'you    are  gay. " ;  Aiid a glad- old world when you are.  K'ad,'       ,   ,    v ,, ,       ^      .,   }���������  But whether you play      '" V,t  Or go  toiling away      ��������� , i'  It's  asad  old  world  when you are  sad.-  is '   hereby given that thc  ' first ordinary general meeting     of  tha Ladysmith Iiori and Stove Works  Company, Limited, will be held     in  the office of Mr. Russell  Simpson, in  Ladysmith,  on Wednesday", the 22nd  day of-J?ebrflary, A.D., 1005, at 1.30  o'clock in the afternoon,  for the purposes  following:    To elect Directois  and other officers  in the     place     of  <hos������ retiring, and  transact any other ordinary business of thc sard >. < ni-  pany. ^  Dated at Ladysmith this 0th day 0f  February, li'05.        By order,  JAMES FREEL,  Secretary of the above  Company  SYNOPSIS OF REGULATIONS  FOR DISPOSAL OD 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 2,000 pounds sliall  be collected on the gross output.  Quartz���������Persons  of  eighteen years  and over and  joint stock companies  holding  free miners'  certificates -may  obtain entry for a mining location.  A free ni._e*.'������ certificate is granted  Tor one cr mure years, not exceeding  five ycars^ upon payment in ad.ancs  $7.50  per annum-for  an  individual,  and from $50 to $100 per annum for :put  of which no  royalty  shall  a company.according   to capital. chargen,  the rest of  world when you're  world when you're  \  ���������uri-  hiis-  It-s ��������� a grand old  '��������� ,    great-..;.  '  And a 'mt?an old  *      smail;   "  It-rs a.world full of hate     '  For the foolish"who prate '  Of the uselessness of it "all.        ' ,  It's a beautiful world to see  ��������� Or it's;dismal in every zone;-  In its gloom or its glee"  - Depends*; upon yourself alone.  , -,        S--E. KISER.  Toe thing "it mlist be   .  -/.   ..'        .   --:    o - ,. -  ,-  -Miss     Helen Gould -in her Western.  trips,  undertaken for the purnosj   of  visiting-lailroad-    and city     Y0..1 g  Men's Chris tain* Associations, tra\ei-  I1 other woman ,looks." . .!.   .     *       .'. -Aed some". 0,000 miles' and visited     20  When she begins  to refiieihher    the   association,biiUdings and shook Hands  P  ^bride only  ���������.When she finds herself saying  ^complimentary   things '". to her  ���������'���������band. .     -        -��������� _  \c The first time her husband    crilic-  [Sjiscs her A rocks.  When she. discovers  she is  jealous.  When he  grows ��������� economical     with  I his kisses. >,.  I   When she begins lo nag.  When   he   becomes   sarcastic .about  the food.  When she does   not mind coming to  "breakfast-in-cuil-papers.      -      " -   ���������  When he tells- her how pretty some..  t  virtues of the man she didn't.marry,.  ��������� When he begins to eulogize his" mother'. ��������� -  When a meal becomes so quiet that  she can plan a whole frock between  the courses.  When he- begins .to go- out to Jris  club.  Wlierr she begirrs^tp hunt up her  old   friends      and   enjoy, calling     on  Hhejn.  When he comes in late for dinner,  "When  she forgets    to come     homo  from  the  matinee in   lime  to    greet  him  before  dinner.  When the days while he is away-  Ibegiii to seem too short instead of  "Moo long.  As  none of these things need- ever  happen if two people are ben I on pro  Slonging their happiness, theie isn't a  scientist living who could set an c\-  ">acl date fo"- the waning of  (he   hon-  \ eyi' 0011 ���������Baltimore News.        ~  T'.e papeis arc full of anecdotes of  *)the president's mother.   A simple old  soul, she clung fo hei  native vrllagc,  desprlc the giandeui  of her son���������"as  ��������� great as a king,"  she  once sajd-   of  him.  His tiisl visit aftei   being    elected to the chief ma,gistiacy wras to  her.     She  wasdicssed  in her     Sunday  best,      and  sitting  before     her  house when   the president diovc     up  lin   his  state  carnage,    Instantly  he  jalighlcd  and  embraced   her,  to     hei  own  professed      astonishment���������which  [sheet pndc and happiness made   her  with,"over 20,000. railroad men.  ������������������.-    . -���������~���������~������r~^r~Z���������-"-'  Vai'atlassc -lounging robes have formidable rivals.in the matla=>s dressing sacqiies,  which are much nearer  the average woman's price Jimit. Ainf  .thcy, are. sl'anning....,   . ������������������   ,   ,T .  V  Baking Powder  saves Health  THE USE OF ROYAL BAKING  POWDER IS ES8ENTIAL TO  THE     HEALTHFULNESS    OF  THE FAMILY FOOD.  -   -      . .* '��������� -  Yeast ferments tho food.  Alum* baking powder* are In-  Jurious.  ROYAL      BAKING      POWDER  SAVES    HEALTH.  Royal Baking Powder Co., New  York.  Any  Kind  1 !  Of  Job  1  Printing  Done Promptly and  well   .  At  THE  LEDGER  Office  On 1st   Avenue  ��������� *>  All Work  Done at  Reasonable Rates  Western Tiade  Western  IG  HORN  UNION  MADE  SHIRTS  OVERALLS  Etc,  A  free     miner,  having  discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the  name with  two legal  posts, bearing  location  notices, one at each end   on  the one  of the lode or vein.  The claim shall be recorded within  1 twenty years, also renewable.  The lessec-s right is confined to the  submerged bed or bars in the river  below low water mark, that bound-  arjfto be fixed by its position on the  lstday of August in the year of lui  thc date of tho lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from^the  ���������.date of the lease, and one dredge for  each five miles, within six years from  such date. Rental, UGO per mile for  the first year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer  mining.  Placer Mining in thc Yuko������ Territory���������Creek,     gulch,    river and hill  j claims shall not exceed 250 feet     in  (general direction of the creek or gulch  ���������length, measured on the base line or  the width  being from  i ,000 to 2,000  feet. All other placer claims shall be  250 feet square.  The discoveier 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 tho out  be  the party ordin-  /"���������"  PITHER & LEISER  Importers and wholesale dealers in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS 1  ETC.     Large stock always���������All     the leading brands.    We' ������upplj* the  principaf   hotels and Saloons in   Ladysmith.  ORDERS SOLICITED.  PITHER & LEISER.VICTORIA, B. C  ary  claims only.  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at lire rate  of two arrd one-half per ceat. "on the  value of the gold shipped from     the  Yukon Territory to be paid to     the  Comptroller.  No free miner shall receive a grant  *���������������  I Union  Brewing  I NANAIMO,   B. C.  %  <f     Hanufacturers of the  :  on  fifteen     days if located within    ten   of more than one mining claim  miles of a mining recorder's office, ona  eaeh separate river, creek or  gulch,  additional  day allowed for every ad-  but the same miner may hold  British Columbia  *+*t������M ++*+4.+***������M..t.*4.+  The  ditional ten miles or fraction  fee for recording a claim is $5.  At  upon 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  any  number of claims by purchase, and '  free miners may work their claims in  least $100 must be expended partnership by filingvnotice and paying a fee of $2.00. A claim may be  abandoned and another obtained on  the same creek, gulch 0r river by giving notice and paying a fee.  Work must be done on a claim each  year to the value of at least $200.  ' A certificate that work has      been  done must he rAI&ined each year;    if  not, the claim ..tali be deemed to   be  Lager Beer "andj Porter Guaranteed Brewed  from thejBest Canadian Malt rnn Hops.  Minister   of     the Interior  to  locate  claims containing iron and mica, also 'abandoned, and    open to occupation  and entry by a free miner.  The boundaries of a claim may  copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  area not exceeding 160 acres.  ,  The- patent for a mining location  shall provide for the payment of a  Royalty,, ot24 per cent, of thc sales  of the products of, the location.  Placer     Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Territory���������Placer mining claims generally  are 100 square; entry fee, $5, renewable yearly.   On the North Saskatchewan" River claims are either bar  or  bench,  the former being 100   feet  long and extending between high and  low water  mark.  The latter includes j  bar diggings, but extends back to the  base of the hill or bank, but not   exceeding 1,000 feet.   Where steam power is used claims 200 feet wide   may  be obtained.  Dredging in the rivers of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting the Yukon  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of five miles each for  a term of twenty years-, renewable in  thc discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged  bed or bars of the rivet  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  on each alternate leasehold.  The lessee shall have a dredge in  operation within one season from the  date of the lease for each five miles,  but .where a person or, company has  obtained more than one lease " one  dredge for each, fifteen miles or fraction is sufficient. Rental, $10 per  annum for each mile of river' leased.  Royalty at the rate of 2������ per cent,  collected on the output after it exceeds $10,000.  Dredging in the Yukon Territory-  Six leases of five miles each may be  granted to a free miner for a term of  be  defined absolutely  by having a survey  made and publishing notices  in   the  Yukon official Gazette.  Petroleum���������All   unappropriated  Dominion lands in Manitoba, thc North-  j'west Territories, and within the Yu-  jkon  Territory are  open to  prosepct-  ing for petroleum,  and the Minister  , may reserve for an individual or com-  [pany having machinery on the  land  to  be prospected, an area m' 640 acres.  Should the prospector discover oil  in payiig quantities, and satisfactorily establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding 640 acres, including the  oil well and such other land as may  lie determined, will be sold to the discoverer at the rate of $1.00 an acre,  subject to royalty at such rate as may  be specified   by order-in-councii.  Department of the interior,  Ottawa, February, 1904.   ���������  . W. CORY  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  The Union Brewing Company will pay $i0 reward for information  which will lead to*the arrest andgconviction any person or persona  destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottle's, or failing to return the same.     "'  Miners1 Drilling Machines,  Madelto order and Repaired at abort notice.     Drill Sharpened ly  as  . alwavE(*ive������ satisfaction. - Picks handled and repaired.  Shipsmithing  in all its  BrancheSi  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -   -    -   - l^adyj-arriith,  B. C  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  Plans, Specifications and Details furnisheU for aU kinds  of work in the CARPENTER  Line  C.   B.  ROBELEE,  Carpenter  and Joiner,     2nd ave, Ladysmith,  B.  C.  ���������    ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  LADYSMITH WALL PAPER  DEPOT.  Dealers in  WALL     PAPERS,  PAINTS,  OILS,  VARNISHES, Plain and Fancy  Glass Pictures, Frames.  Harry Kay  *  BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT  IN THE MARKETS.  FOR THE BEST MEATS  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF  THE  I  ROCKIES. YOU WILL GET THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  PANNELL   &   PLASKETT  LADYSfllTH, B(J|  STFVENS BLOCK, j  QATACRE   STREET,  v  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������;������������������+��������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������*>���������->������������������������������������������������������������������������;���������>���������������������������<���������������  \a.  LADYSMITH TRANSFER GO. *���������  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE   MOVED  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  Stables in Veat of Ladysmith Hotel.    I,enve orders at the Abbottsford.  WILLIAMS   AND   WASKETT  | Delivered in Any Part of th City ?  BIG HORN  BRAND  SOLD AT  LEADING  STORES IN  LADYSMITH  *���������*>-  *-^  The Daily Ledger i  50 Cents  per   Month  c  Money Saved Is Money Earned  Have you investigated our February  Cut Price  Inducements?     It's  a proposition in economy   .uid  well  worth your while���������  HERE'S A, SELECTION  Rcat Eiderdown Quilts, 5x6.     Sale Price   54.00  Fine  French  Cretonnes,  choice designs,  ,now, a  yard   40c  Art- Sateens,    31 inches wide.   Sale Price, from  20c a yard  Brocades   and  Tapestries  from     70c to   $3.00 a yd.  ^sssaasBBSSSKaassaB^aaaeBEi  I  \  fVEBISTERKa  Live the big horn brand a: trial,   the goods are mad e in victoria and by wi-itte  labor only.   every garment is well made of good material and is sold as cheap  as the cheapest.  LARD  H. W. SAUSAGE  (THE ONLY  KIND)  BLACK PUDDING  H.&W.  FIRST AVENUE. BUTCHERS  Special offerings in  UPHOLSTERED    FURNITURE.  3-Piece      Suites,   Reception  Chairs, Couches, Divins, etc.  A fine selection of  DRESSING  TABLES  in  Mahogany,  Oak     and |  Birds Eye Maple, at gt  ly reduced prices.  CABINETS      and  all  odd|  nieces at a great saving.  r<?at-|  If you are  furnishing,   it    will  pay you  If you do not have our Catalog ue,  write us for one;  to come down and see us���������  it's free.  VICTORIA.B.C.  i  mm -r~^~*������~  LADYSMITH    DAILY    LEDfTKR  LOCAL ITEMS  A SNAP���������rx good English Piano by  a first-class  maker  in  p rfr  t  order  For   $100.00.   A  Mason  and Hamlin  Organ for $125.00.        Apply  A. F.  OWEN,  Piano  Tuner Abbotsford   Hote.  GET YOUR PHOTOS TAKEM AT  THE ELITE STUDIO.  From now     orr  until the 20tli  of  February we aie giving special  prices on all our work.   Cabinets   from  'J2.00 per doz.   It will be woilli your  while  to give us a call.    Come eaily  and avoid the rush.  BURROWS   &   McCONNELL,  (Between Ward's Market and Blair &  Adam.  ���������Ma  LAST      CALL���������Only   a few   more  days to get Photos at hall-pi k;c. \5  Cabinets for $2.50 per doz.   Fiickc&  Sclinick, Campbell's Corner, opposite  Europe Hotel. 'It.  Douglas is smiling.    It is agnl.  Mr.  Russi'll -Simpson returned From  Nanaimo.'this morning.  Mr.   Geo.   B.urtlioline is in the city  on business.  Mrs. W. Thompson came back from  -��������� Nanaimo this  nibining.  Mr.  Dugan, who spent yesterday m  Ladysmith,    left  for Nanaimo     la.-il  ���������'evening.  NANAIMO  NOTES.  A petition was in circulation  amongst the business men of Nanaiino yesterday, asking the Police Com  niis-sioiieis of that city to re-instate  Chief Crossan. It is said that a  counter  petition was  also  started.  Messrs. T. Kindalo, Wm. Buss, G-.  Hutching, and S. Cramp, of Little  Qualicurn, the gentlemen who have  been out in search for the "wild  man," aie. stated to have returned,  their scour thiough the country  where the being is supposed to be  living having not been lewaided with  a trace of lhe object of their expedr"-  iion. It is now thought that he has  made his way across to the West  Coast, whore he is supposed to have  been'fieciueiitly seen hy the Indians  sonic yens ago.  Mr. Piercy. was a passcngci to Nanaimo on the fjjx o'clock liain last  evening.  Miss K. McNeil went up to Nanaimo last evening,  returning to   Lail\-  .smith.on the morning's  train  Mr. W. W. Walkcm went up to Na  naimo last evening and returned ot.  the morning7train.  Pearson, Wide World, Everybody's  Ladies' Home Journal, foi March,  al.  Knight's.  A meeting of the Athletic Club  committee and. of the town collector-  will be held in the Bank on Mond 'V  evening next at, 5 o'clock.  HAD  A  GOOD TIME.  The committed, from Ladysmith,  that visited Victoiia yesterday, aU  report that" they had a good I line  The only possible reason for any oiu  to think that they did not have .*  good time is that they look just at  trim and presentable as they di.  when they 'left home. Geueralh  speaking one who 1ms a good Unit  in a city looks the worse for wear.  . '������������������o   CITY  BAND CONCERT.  The members of the Cjty Band haw  nearly completed ai langements lot  their concert and dance on St. Pal  ricks' Day, of this yeai. The pio  gramme, it is said, will include  many novel features, that piomise to  be most entertaining.   : o   C.  e!  CONCERT.  The social and concert, under 11.e  auspices of the. Chinch of England  choir, is . to.lie held jii the church  building on .Monday next.    -  All" the members of thc clion will  assist 'with 4he programme and the  affair will 'no"doubt _nc* a very- enjoyable one. Ping pong tables will he  in the building and nothing will he  wanting to make the u\ erring in every respect  a plea'ant   one  The programme of ilie cw.ceit will  he published with lull pai tieuLiis <l  the event later.  -o-  LOG   RUNAWAY.  A wreck occurted on the Victoiia  Lumber Company's railway, Che-  niainus, the other day. Several  loads of logs standing on thc main  line at Camp 6, got started down  the heavy grade, and developing a  great speed ran info Shay loo noli vc No 4 coming up thc va-lc.  The engineer was only able ij flop  his engine when the logs sir cut. trie  tank dming it up again-it lit i oiler  and wrecking the rear end entirely.  Tlie tiamnion jumped and got clear  hut the engine diivcr did not have  I uric to get out of the call. Engineer  Moigan was bruised and shaken up  and Fireninn Stewart had a rib broken, both had a narrow escape from  instant  death.       The logging trucks  SPORTS  FOOTBALL.  Owing to some delay in the letter,  sent by the Ladysmith Association  team to the .Nanaimo League, the  first match between Ladysmith and  Nanaimo, that was to ha^e been ar-  langed for the 26th, has been post-,  porred for a week. The Nanaimo Herald reniaiks as follows:  Mr. R. Adam - received a letter  fiom Ladysmith last evening enclosing flO entrance fee for the Ladysmith team for the B.C. Challenge  Cup. Accornpaning the letter was a  request 'that the Nanaimo team go  to Ladysmith on Sunday next to play  thc fust game and they would come  up the following week to play the  second game in Nanaimo. The letter  was wiitten last Sunday, but according to the date stamp was not  posted till ycsteiday, and as it only  got into Mr. Adam's hands last evening, rt was loo late to get the  hoys together to go down next Sunday.  Mr. Adam, however, makes the pro  posal that the' same arrangement be  deferred one week^arrd then carried  out, and if this is agreeable to Ladysmith it will be done.  In the meantime it behooves Nanaimo players to get out and practice without inteimission as Ladysmith can put up a dandy team that  will take a lot of beating. (   o   THE MAT.  It will  he remembered    that    Mr.  Johnston had a lctlcr in the' Enterprise last    issue,    stating   that,   he  would    wrestle either Mr. Giay    or  Mr.  McKcn'/.ie for the gate receipts.  uisianii  (leam.        me  10^11,1"^   nm.��������� ������ ������  wo.e  badly   broken,   logs  being  scat-   J llls CiUls*' considerable  talk on the  ered     in every     direction.     It will   ������<*reots.    Mr. McKenzie called on Mr.  akc a week to repair the engine.       -Johnston and ofie.cd to wiestlc   him  0  for .-j.5(0 aside,  putting up  the mon  ey.     Johnston  was  willing  t'o wrcs-  ALL  THAT   RESTRAINED HIM.  The customer was talking to the  oal 11101 chant   thiough the telephone.  "I'\c had ajrw.it many mean loads  of coal from you," he said, "but the  'tne you sent rue this morning was  ���������ho woist level saw. Tt was a  imbue of all sizes, half of it was  -d.no, audit looked ns if it was 100  founds short in weight. If you  think I'm going lo pay full prices  For it,  you're  awfully  mistaken."  "Ts that all you want to say to  ���������ne''" asked flu* man at lhe other  ;-iid  or the  wile.  "No'" loaied the customer. ('TL  isn'l���������but il   would  cost me  S10     to  say it'"  Then ho hung up tho phone a*, if  he were slamming a dooi ��������� Chicago  Tiibune.  tie for that    amount providing    Mc  Kunzie    would    conic     down to    ins  weight.   This  lhe latter refused     to  do, and  the deal was off.  The lollovving lelegiam was ��������� received from Union Bay this morning:  UNION BAY, February 17.  Enterprise, Cumberland.���������Will accept Johnston's challenge to wrestle  for the gate receipts.  GEO.   GRAY.  Mi. Johnston was seen in legard  to flic matter and, stated lie was  willing to meet Gray whenever thai  gentleman desired, and very likely  the match can be arranged foi 1h>  25 th.  next.  W. STLEI*  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  PELIVERY  WORK   PROMPTLY   ���������"*"  Leave oiders at tho Abbotsford  BASKETBALL.  T.lr.  J.  Adam  received a tele) hone  message from the management of tl e  ��������� 'lovcrdales, Victoiia. this afternoon,  staling that they were prepaied    to  come  npCr to I adysmith  on  Saturday  ne*-. t,  to meet the intermediates in a  gamp of basketball     A match  lias tc-  cwriinrly been arranged.   The Clovcrdales arc     described as fine rla\cr\-,,  and  arc champion  intermediates     1/  the capital Thc ladysmith bovs an*,  the champions  of thc north of    th ���������  Island,  consequently  this match  wil  DEflONSTRATION  is over.  THE   AI'.BOTSI.'ORn  t'oyne, S.S. Titarna.  AT  Capt.  Capt. Gossc, Vici01 ia.  G.  W.   Biirlholme,  .Nanaiino.  N. K.  Fisher, Winn'peg.  ���������J.  A. Martin, Brock, ille.  Titos.   Green,   Victoria.  W. IWiinsJe, Victoria.  E. J. Cameron, Victoria.   o   A  LITTLE  CHANGE.  It was evident to passers-by last  cvenintr that .some '.cry unusual* occurence was taking place at a certain  ollice situated near the* railivay station. A voting muii was porc-hed on  the top of a fall pair of .stop.*; mid .in-  otli:-T youii.r man. only older than tin;  one on the perch, was standi;  anxiously  tions.    11,  has  been  in ihe vvimlovvr of  tin  but   that   they   gave iiisutlicient   light,  for the writers inside and  the sxri lenient arose last night in the cha'igi'ig  of      it,      for ��������� nic-o,   clear   glass.    This  morning  the light   is  almost,  ila/ylim;  1o one's eyes, and  the ni-ove mentioned gentlemen   rather  wish   the cha.i".',:*  had not  been  made, and ;u'<' : eriot.sly  contemplated      purchasing     smoked  glass spectacles.  Lactomen  has been pronounced  A Great Success  It is sold BY US in  QUART and GALLON tins  Quart  roc.  Gallon 35c.  2oo Suits of.this j  Brand ot Clothing just passed  into Stock*  W. T. HEDDLE3   CO.  ]L������-dyj2*aith  Particular���������Grocers.  Telephone 1.  LOW.  "You'll probably get the bill today for my new ball gown���������it's not.  so  high   as the  last   one."  "Aren't you afraid of. being arrest-  i-d���������.'"--���������''<) 1 t   Worth   Record.  t; below  issuing   iiiij.oi Iniil   direc-  seerns   that   smoked   glass  ollice  TAFFY!    TAFFY!  TAFFY!  CO.MF, AND SEU OUR LINES   OF  CANDIES  AND  CONFECTIONERY  ���������A t���������  HAY. GRAIN AND  FARM PR0DIM  Orders  will  be delivered  anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's,  on the  Esplanade.  1st   1 venue.  Ladysmith  L?^K^r'HSS3K-g^S:"E^SS������S2iSSa^SS^S  m  Very  Choice   Coldstream   Ranch  Russett Apples.  Simcoe Jams, 1 lb, and 51b.  Oranges, Sweet and Juicy  .  XFM^i^oBXTadysmit!i9 B. C.  COP.YRlOHT  SMOKE THE���������  Havana Fillecl-  and ������������������Province  \  All new spring patterns, "Made to Fit and  Fit to Wear."  FROM $8.50 TO $15  decide the intermediate championship  of Vancouver Island. The winners will  probably proceed to Vancouver to  play the intermediates ol that town.  The Ladysmith men will- need all  their skill to overcome the visiting  team on Saturday, for in Victoria it  is noted for its fast and tricky playing. Practices will te held in the <p-  era house tonight, tomorrow morning  and tomorrow night,,and the players  aie requested not to tail to turn out.  EXPECTS NAVAL BATTLE.  Paris, Feb. 22.���������Capt. Clado, who  came to Paris,, to testify before the  International Commission of Inquiry  into the North Sea Incident, will  leave Paris to rejoin Vice- Admiral  Rojcstvensky immediately after the  commission announces its decision.  In an interview Capt. Clado said: -  *'I believe Rojcstvensky will seek  to avoid an encounter, although I  consider that a great naval battle is  inevitable."  WANTED���������House to rent. One situated near Ledger office preferred.  Apply "K" Ledger office. -2t  DRYSDALE- STEVENSON  Co. tatfysiritt  f  mam.*   dealers lit   Pianos and  Organs.  Ladysmith, B. C  $500 CASH and $15 per  month fo   one  of the best  dwellings in town.  $225 CASH and _$200 in  six or nine months, good  dwel!5n i on ^Roberts Street.  3J30C CAf. ri for a good house and lot to be sold at once  $300 Casii and assume $400 mortgage for two of the  best building lots in town.  Other bargains". Call and get particulars.  lOiiN STrAVART P. O. Box 268  i':re,  Life and Acc'cent Insurance,  Money to loan.    Notary Public.  NORTHERN  PACIFIC  TICKET   C Ff ICE  Cor.   Government      and   Yates  St; ,  Victoiia, B. C- ' t  Three  Transcontinental  1  Trains Daily  One of which is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Rule cn it n.l\v.iy.->.  l'P-tc> date Piillman and Tourist  slcepeis cn all trains. Thiough ticl-  tts issued to .di paints I-'ust and  South, also I'ulhivn iic'c'.s is,tied  and hei I hs 1 esei \ ed.  Only direct route to Yellowstone  Parle. Cheap r.itcs from all points  East! froln Mairefc* 1st to i**Sa,'y '16th}  Steamship  tickets on  sale to    all  European  points.       Very  low  rate;  now rn cl'tect.    Cahin accommodation  reserved by wire.  For  further   particulars call at the  (ii or phone No. 450.  A. D* CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.GPA,  N.P., General  Agent  Portland, Ore. Victoria,  B.C  The Kings Hotel is the only place  in Ladysmith ' that has on draught  Jehn Labatt's India Pale Ale. Call  around and sample it.  LADYSMITH SHAVING  PARLORS  HIGH STREET.  :���������:���������: Best in the City :���������:���������j  H.O. MILES  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING of  all  kinds  promptly  attended to.    Shop on Gatacre    st.  EORGE YUEN    -  Merchant  Tailor  All kinds  of clothing  cleaned and  epaired.  . R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All work guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.  High St. Ladysmith  OPEN AT ALL HOURS.  ALL-ROUND CHALLENGE.  The Abbotsford hotel boarders are  feeling in goo'd sioiting^shapc, and  today announced that they.'were prepared to issiieLirehallenge to any other hotel in town "for a game of any"  thing from ping pong to ffRtrble's.    ���������  LESSONS.  Lessons in fancy work, embroidery,  etc.���������Miss Freda Nahoune will give  lessons to a limited number of scholars, beginning on Tuesday, the 21st.  inst., from 5) t'o 12 a.m., and from  1 to 4 p.m.. Charges, 3 hours' lessons, 50 cents. Rooms at Mrs. Hugo's, High Street. Miss Nahoune  has a stock of linen, silk and cushion  tops on hand.  J. PIERCY AND CO.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  ol  ������VERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,    ..    -  PANTS,  SHIRTS. ETC.  Are You  Going East  Thea be mire your tickets rca*   via  tbo  Thc only  line now  making   UNION  DEPOT    connections at ST. PAUL  and     MINNEAPOLIS    with       the  through    trains    from    the    Pacific  Coast.  THE     SHORTEST     LINE, THE  FINEST TRAINS,   THE   LOWEST  RATES, THE FASTEST TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   PAUL,   CHICAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITY,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  For complete information ask your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General  Agent,  151 Yeeler Way, Seattle.  Two Days Only  /*  *, i-  Our Clearance Sale will last for  two more days. We are clearing  out Mens* and .Boys' Clothing, also  Boots and Shoes at a Sweeping Re-  duction. We must make room for  new goods.  -.f  SIMON LEBER & CO'Ltd.  GATACRE ST.  "LADYSMITH  Owing to scarcity of Fresh fruit it is hard to get  jour requirements, but in DRY FRUITS we have  Evaporated   Peaches,    Apples,    Pears,  Prunes, Nectarines, Apricots   and Figs,  All of which make delicious pies.  ,   * .t     ���������. -  BI^KIR St "M"DHM  CAftLISLE    BLOCK  ������1'  jrti  ,,-^VU-Jtr--    - 'S^'r  ,. A ���������'.  JUST ARRIVED  A full set ���������������! siglut-tes-tinjjj in-  jij \ y stfrnaeatB ol tht latest -aeth-    /|>|  W ���������'���������* **S mis.    . #.  ������ IF YOU ARE TROUBLED W ITH HBADACHBS. OR IP YOUR Jg |  2 EYES TROUBLE YOU. CALL AND LBT US EXAMINE THEM W|  JiFREE of CHARGE.,   SATISFACTION GUARANTEED*: JKil  (ft "g{  ������ B. Foncimmer J  J^ . . m^WATCHMAKE^JBWELER. OPTICIAN f 4nvcMITH ^  ..FIRST  AVE  XXX  LADYSMITH  J'A  6RANITEWARE  GLASSWARE  AND BLUE AND WHITE WARE  )  Our Stock is very complete   in the abovej  lines and prices right.    We dsk'you to in-j|  spect our stock before buying,  E   ROLSTON  ������������-������  HILBERT  FARMERS'    MEAT    HARKETj  Om ist Avemme  fleo. Roberts  Preprietoii^  HOTEL  LADYSMITH  RATES���������51.80     per    day.      Finest  Wines, Liquors ana Cigars,  First Avenve, Ladysmith, B. O.  u OjC|    ���������*-r-'T-f.   Ptoji,  M  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Ratts $1.25 ������rd'$1.5C���������  fer������eb������8to all iteuaaboat la������dingF a>'j  railvny depoti. Electric ceri every tiyl  aainutai to all parti of the ei;y. BJ,|  ������������d table *in������xc������lled. ,-'[  F. BAYNES, "Prejirietor,  ABBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.i]


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