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 .   ^-i  iLEGISLA/rTvE ASSEMBLE .  Daily  ' ^  -*.���������;  :������B 27 1905  V i>,  4^TORik^:J^,  -**,  ���������*.-������-  VOL. 2,  FRIDAY, FEB. 24. 1905.  PRICE FIVE CENTS  NORTH SEA COMMISSION,  Russians Rejoice  Oyer   White-  washidg of Rojesven*  sky  Some Reports Say Decision Will  |  be Acceptable to thS British  Public;    -:'-;'-f>- t/\  r/IML BY COURT MAB- TO NK������ OVER RAILROAD  TIAL APRH 1ST  OF MENCONflECTED  WITH JIR1NG  AT  THE CZAR  GRAND DUCHESS ELI  ZABETH APPOINT  ED COMMANDER  (Associated Piess 'Despiit' lies.)  ,:���������  v> J'*'-*  Paris,   Feb.   21.���������The  Inleiiiatioial  con'Uins  reset vations calculated   ., to  'Commission  appointed'lo inquire m-  ttfthe North Sea Incident practically, concluded its  work tonight hy finally agreeing     io ''the repot t>whiclP  will   be published    publicly   Sunday.  Concerning thcgcireial nature-Jot thc  report, the following, statement   was  made  in a most  aulhorativc quarter  to the vAssociatcd Press:    "When thc  text' of the decision  becomes    kno^'n  it will be far more acceptable to tho  British  press and   public  than     they-  have been  led to believe'.    The   semi-,  olficial  summaries  appearing,     while  more'oi less accurate tend too strong  ply to show Russian success, and   the  difference   is   not   a pionouhced   ������*'ic-  tory'for either si'dp.   'II, is of    such  a character   as . to   preserve  Russia's  self   respect  and   at the  same '   time  give the Buti.sh public much, ground  -for satisfaction.    If'anything, the decision  is   lathei   more' favorable     'o  Great  Britain  than  to Russia." '  I'     "On the other hand, I lavas agency  lonignt      confirms     -its .scmi-olhcial  statement      of last night.     It'Says:  The conclusions as 'a whole, arc quite  satisfy   the   British' ' susceptability,-  ihe most important, being ^that- ; the  commission estimates that tlie   Russian fire5* '^lasted"-'too*'long "and" also  that Rojestvensky-^should --have'speed-,  ily'notified the British Marioe    Authorities  of the deplorable  incident.  Upon the 'question of.,-the presencem  torpdeo boats the commission, frees  all  nations fiom imputation.V " . ~,  The Commission rejected a" motion  of" Admiral Beaumont's     (Britisli),  blaniing the Russian crews. The'.con-  *-' . 4. X i  elusions aie said'to'be ii*i the form "of  questions* lo\which-'the"Commission-  eis stale (heir answers either unanimously ' oi as a. majority.- The r American officials are" strongly inclined  To acceoV the view first stated,_that  tlie.'decision is c-m ore. favorable ���������. to  Great Britain than ,to Russia.',''  St. Petersburg, Feb. 24.���������The .decision' of flic North Sea Commission  has-not yet been officially made-j'u'u-  !jc here; although it js understood  that it has been already"communicat  ed lw tiio" foreign o'flice'and* the'.', ad-  miialty.* The'' prevailing impression  from* -the/' foreign >desp'afclies'-is' .that  (Associated Press Despatches.)  St.     Peteisbuig, Feb. 21.��������������������������� Grand  Duke  Vladimir,   commander  ol    tiie  military,    district of St. Petersburg,  has ordered the trial by couit martial of C'aptam ,DatidolY, of the Seventeenth, battery of the first regiment  'oT.'-h'o'rse arlillory of the guards,'and  three other oncers and tluee men of  Mie/n-st battery of the guards ariil-  lery"'b'rigade 'in?connection with,tho  liririg" m the direction     of' Emperor  Nicholas cif a'clfarge of case* shot1    at  the ceremony of blessing the Neva <m  January' i   19th   Thc Grand  Duchess  Elizabeth   has   been   appointed    commander of the Fifth Kieff Gienad.e.s  in succession of the late Grand Dtiko.  Sergius.     , -       - >  -    o   TROUBLES  SETTLED.  MR  MAR POLE DEFI  NirELY STATES  TIME  WILL   THEN   IE   IS  LAND BRANCH OF  THE C P. R  TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER II  BAKU  AUTHORITIES      RE  FUSE.TO INTERFERE  SAVAGE AFFRAY BE  TWEEN   TARTARS  AND ARMENIANS  -favorable Io" Russia, lccogni/ings that  AdiniiaLRo'iestyensky.-could' legitim-ythe-"Ri ssian squadron was justified  ately consider himself justified jn do- under the" circumstances, on firing,  ing as  lie did.   However,  the repoit Jand    there    is     consequent"   re oie-  83 BODIES  RECOVERED  Birmingham, Fob. 21���������Eighty-three  bodies of the victims of Monday's explosion ha\e Lecn tal.cn from the  Virginia nunc. Sc\en more aie in  sight, and after they are removed ac-  tr\e rtsciie  work will cease and the  P'work of pumping out the water ut  the  flooded  porLion of the mine will  ['begin. It  has  been  found  impossible  to rccov-jr the bodies of the men  irr  i <" ���������*  the llpded     part of .thcjitirrc t.ntrl '  IhfPCv/.fer is removed.     Acting Gov-  ernor Cunningham ilias ordered a rig-  ., itl in\estigatioii jnto the cause of the  disaster.  WANT CANADA  TO EXHIBIT  LADYSMTIH ATHLETIC CLUB  The Athletic  Committee and  town  Icollectois,   aie   lequested   to   meet rn  the  building   of the   Canadian     Bank  of  Commerce    on  Monday   afternoon  ; at 5 o'clock.  During the past few weeks, the  '"gentlemen forming the above com-  [mitlee have .been wor|<iiig energetically, and plans'"'will he completed at  flic above meeting- on' Monday, and  la general meeting will he held later  fin the week in order that the public  [may receive the committee's report.  Little has been heard of the pro-  ' posed club of lale, and a good ,many  [have expressed the opinion that" the  [matter, was ; falling through, but  there is absolutely no foundation for  j this idea, for those who have the  [matter in hand have spared rro pains  [in furthering to the best of their ab-  lility,- the cause, in getting in sub-  Ucrjptions, and in ascertaining the  [best means by which to carry out  [the proposition. They have been for-  [iunate enough to secure from tho  Ivictoria West Athletic Association,  tthe plans of the hall in use at that  Iplacc,   which   is  stated to   be  one of  .   Portland,  Ore.,  Feb".  24;���������'An effort  is  being made by the Canadian So-  crety representing the Canadian residents of the .Pacific Northwest,     to  induce the Canadian government    to  exhibit at the Lewis & Clarke exposition.   Numerous messages liavc been  sent to Sir Wilfrid Laurier and other  high officials at. Ottawa urging them  to use their influence. r_     w   ���������,   ,   ,   o   Hamilton, Ont., Feb. 24.��������� Henry-  Ross,, painter, fell .from a scaffold at  thc Westinghouse Company's prcmisr  eis yesterday - and received injuries  which caused death shortly afterwards.  '    ^-^Q ;   FIREMAN KICLED.  Coaticooke, Que., Feb. 24.���������Coati-  cooke Opera House was destroyed by  fire this morning. In fighting the  fire, Fiieman John Corless ''was killed by the falling roof.' Fireman-Jno.  Chesley had his leg broken in two  places.  o  BURNKD BY CARBOLIC ACID.  Stratford,- Ont.,- Fe"b. 24.��������� Edith  Sarvis, a popular young lasy while  on.her way to lier grandmother'������  yesterday, had carbolic acid thrown  ai her t*y some one unknown. The  bulk of the liquid fell on her neck  and side of her face. The. police  are investigating. It is supposed to  be'.a case of mistaken identify.  -   ' ���������O ;���������������������������     V-  '���������_ HON.  SIR. FIELDING- BACK.  New  York,  Feb.   24.���������Hon.  D.'    S.  Fieldji'ig,   Canadian  Finister  of ��������� Finance,  arrived here from Europe today on the "White Star steamer Baltic.    When  seen  by a reporter,'7   Mr.  Fielding 'declined  to make any state-  merit regard jiig the''legal" prdceediiigs  which have been'instituted     against  parties in connection with  thp���������'gcuer-  al   elections   in  the  Dominion     last  No'veruLer. i      .-...���������,  - (Associated  Press Despatches.)  Chicago,   Ills.,   Feb    24.���������Thc building  contractors  and   union  bricklayers'-have adjusted     their differences  and  signed agreements until March 1  1906.   The  " bricklayers will  receive  , the, wage scale in effect last year-  o .-  MUTINY OF  r*n.  TROOPS '  Constantinople,   Feb.   21.���������A  battalion ofiGnO Turkish   t'dop'  while ori.the way to leinl'orci*  the' garrison  at  Vcmen ��������� Arabia,  mutmisd  on  hoaid     thc  Greek  steamer E, iros,  seized  and  imprisoned  tier  officers  and ��������� compelled  the commander  to put back to Sue/.   The mutineers  demand that they     l.e  ���������sent back' to their homes.  SIWMPIOIM TUNNEL  THROUGH ALPS  After   Many.   Years   of Work  the Tunnel is Finished  (Associated  Press  Despatches.)  G.ondo,  Switzerland,  Feb.  21���������TI13  piercing     of     the Simmplon tunnel  through the Alps  was completed   at  7.20 o'clock this morning. The work -  was commenced in 1895. The meeting  of the two boring part.es (Swiss and  Italian)      was   signalled   throughout  Switzerland      by  ringing   of  church  bells and salutes .of cai non.  Many unexpected obstacles were encountered,   thc     most .--cno^s  being  lioj; springs,      which  threatened    to  wreck  t/he. whole enterprise,  and     a  temperature- which at" one time rose  to  131' fahrenheit, .making  a continuance  of the  work  impossible until  the cnginoers found means of cooling  the atmosphere.        Now that      the  borers have met it will -enable    the  ,.wat2f  accumulated  in  the north gallery to be drawn off.   The work     of  preparing the tunnel for a permanent  way will be pushed as rapidly as-pes-  siblc  and  it  is hoped  to  inaugurate  the tunnel about March 20th.  The  length  of  the Simplon  tunnel  from  Briga  in  Switzerland to  Issle  on the Italian side of the mountain,  is about 12 miles.   The Swiss     and  Italian governments have jointly financed the undertaking at the cost of  U5,000,000.   ���������  The     piercing ��������� of the  Siriiplon is regardon as one of     the  greatest engineering achievements   of  the axe.  The following press statement of  Mr. R. JMarpole, general superintendent of the-C.P.R., is conclusive as  to the sale, etc., of thc E. & N.  Railway and as to the time of tak.  ing tiu road over. As- will be seen,  this will be April 1st:   ���������  ���������'This transaction may be consider  ed as closed, all that is wanted be iig  final action in regard to the fedeiaf  legislation now pending and necessary to make the sale legal and bin 1-  ''ng. ' If this goes     through withwt  delay, as I am cpnfidcnt will be thc  case, our company will take over the  Island railway on April 1st, which is  :ri accordance with  the agreement I  made,, with Mr. Duhsmuir.  ."According to 4Winnipeg paper,  I  am quoted as referring to Mr. Duns-  nruir's litigation as affecting       this  transaction.   I mentioned thc 'necessary, legislation,' and not Mitigation'  as the matter cannot affect  us.     I  cannot divulge just now the financial  details of th.s purchase.  "I am not yet in possession of   all  tho details of thc works of improve-"  inenl  we shall  undertake-this   year,  these     are now being sent us from  Montreal.   Perhaps it will suffice for  me     to     say lhat considerable new  work will be undertaken,  including a  fine brick station at Revelstoke, and  jard improvement at that impo*-ta*it  railway and commercial centre.  "We shall proceed with the com pie  tion of our general wharf system at  'Victoria.  Thc hotel foundations  there  will  be     completed  in about  three  weeks, and immediately thereafter we  hope to award the contract for the  fine hotel building.   I have summoned  our architect, Mr. F. M. Rattenbury,  to meet me at Vancouver on Thursday morning to discuss some further  details   in connection  with  t'*is   important pro-ect, and I shall then send  him  to Montreal by instructions     of  our president, to     finally decide on  certain matters affecting  the      contract before it is closed."  o  (Associated Press Despatches.)  New York,  Feb.  24.���������A Pans despatch  to the Times says'    Information reached here that after the riots  at Baku, 300 corpses were counted ur  thc streets.   The Tartars we���������     let  loose on thc Armenians and (he    authorities Lefrained     from interfering  ���������on the plea that they were without  instructions.   It appears as if the illf  lated  Christians of the east weie no  better oft under Russian than under  Turkish mis-rule.  St. Petersburg, Feb. 21.���������The latest  private reports  from  the Caucassias  says   that   trouble  has   biokcn     out  at  Balakhany,  near  Baku,    ilie military  force of  the whole region is declared   to be    inadequate  to suppress  the   disorder   and   a spieading  of the  racial  contest is generally anticipated.     Potio cannot be reached by M-  cgraph,  Thousands  of Armenians are  said to be-leaving Baku and Batoum.  The Russians,  Armenians and    Mus-  selnten are practically in a state of  open war.  YESTERDAY'S  VICTIMS.  Niagara     Falls,  N.  Y ,  Feb." 21.���������  Frank Frommeit, one of the electricians who was burned in the fire   at  the Niagara Falls Power Company's  plant yesterday,     died early today  Roy Robinson is strll alive and hope  is entertained  for his recovery.  John  Frommert will recover, The damage  has been repaired and all tin generators  are again  irr opera'ion.   0   FIGHT WITH  REVOLVEUS  > IMPRISONED FOR .  ������������������      KILLING JEWS ���������  ��������� *   ������������  ��������� Kishineff,     Feb.     21.��������� The  ��������� trial of 31 Christians accused ���������  ��������� of     the murder  of a Jewess   ���������  ��������� named Spiwok,  during the an- ���������  ��������� ti-scmitrc   riots,   was  conciud-  ���������  ��������� ed  with the acquittal of nine  ���������  ��������� of the defendants,  while     21    ���������  ��������� were    sentenced to a month's  ���������  ��������� imprisonment. The latter de- ���������  0 clared  they  were exempt from  ���������  ��������� punishment by virtue of the ���������  a Emperor's ammensty manifes- ���������  9 to on the occasion of the birlh a  ^ of thc heir to the throne. ���������  RUSSIAN RAILWAY  STRIKE CONTINUES  Warsaw Police Force  Threaten  to Strike fos Higher  Wages  Employees of Putiloff Iron Works  Again  Strike and   Troops  are Called Out  (Associated  Press Despatches.)  Warsaw, Febi 24���������The police of. , and disappeared m the crowd. Cos  this city threaten to strike for high- *">ocks and infantry are guarding  er pay. They constitute an indepen- Ulc lelcSra!'1' Ii������cs of the Warsaw-  dent force, paid by the city, and at jf/" -P(e(������r&ljlllo Railway, fearing that  present recehe $G per month and  their uniforms. The police subsist  chiefly on money obtained from other  sources. They will present formal demands for an increase of pay to the  chief of police tomorrow.  The operating departments  of the  Warsaw  division of  the  St.   Petersburg Railway have struck, but train  service is maintained with the aid of  the army railroad corps.  The strike  of the  Vienna and  Vistula Railway  continues.    The military occupy   the  gas works,  the employees  of  which  threaten to strike tonight.  POLICEMAN KILLED.  Warsaw, Feb. 24.���������A policeman was  shot and killed  by a student  in    a  disturbance at     the Vienna railroad  station today.    The police attempted  to disperse great crowds which   had  gatheied     there and arrested a student,  whereupon a student killed him  _ that  the strikers  will cut oft communication   bet ween the two cities.       The  mails  fiom  Warsaw to  Lodz,  a distance -of sixty miles, are bsing delivered in carts. - ,  TROOPS OUT AGAIN.  St.     Peteisburg,    Feb.      24.���������The  stiike has broken out afresh at the  Putiloff     Iron  Works     All the men  walked out today.   The -minority at  fiist  objected  to  a rencRal  of      the  strike,  whereupon a conflict occurred  between the factions, which required  a strong     force of police     to quell.  Troops ha\ e again been requisitioned  to patrol the Putiloff strike zone.  OCT  ON  BAIL.  St.  Peteisbuig,  Feb,  21���������It is reported  that Maxim  Goiky,  the well  known Russian author and leader of  the refoim party, who was imprisoned  in ponncciion ,with  the -rioting in  St. Petersburg, will be released    today on $25,000 bail.  GIVE OLD MEN  A CHANCE  SCOUTS COLLIDE  AT SHAKBE RIVER  BOARD OF TRADE RESOLUTION.  Boston, Mass., Feb. 23.���������Following  out a resolution adopted recently by Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 24.���������An ex-  the "Massachusetts State, board of press" train on. the Philadelphia and  trade favoring the establishment by Reading railroad, which left New  i,ho nicest and most useful buildings 'a treaty of ''NeTitral' zones from 'the* York at 12 o'clock, ran into the rear  \ol its kind. These plans will , give p0;'ts of North America to the ports.:! end of a freight train near Parkland,  -Jie committee a good ;idea how fo 0f Great Britain and (Ireland, and the)-a short distance from this city. Thc  start, work upon the Ladysmith house continent of Kuropc within which 'engineer and fireman are buried be-  and-itis to be congratulated ".upon zoniis slean,ships ;arrd sailing .vessels,:, ncath the engine. So far as known  le steps it-has' taken in shall lie free to'pay without seizure v "nnr* nf the unssenn-ers were injured,  procuring tnerii. Tne action in this 0r interruption," the commijitip on  respect certainly makes it clear that infeipational ' arbitration of the  he  pienihers  of-the committee    are   Stale  hoard   of trade and chamber-'.  Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 24.���������One fireman was killed, five were injured and  Inot going about with their eyes shut of commerce-and other commercial pr property valued at $40,000 was des-  fand  is a   plain.proof   that   they     are   ganizations     inthe     Untied States,     troyed   today   by fire in  the  planing  jiloing  their utmost  fo put the   mat-  and to some of the leading bodies of   mill    of the  International Woorwork   ation.    It is said railway  accidents  let' an a thoroughly business footing, similar nature abroad. Company.  Boston, Mass., Feb. 24.���������A pistol  duel last night between two Italians,  Sabalo Nappo, 26 years oi age, ami  Gavana Caprecci, 18 years of age, le-  su I ted in the death of Napuo. The  police are searching for Caprecci,  who escaped. The fight, the police  say, was the result of a quarrel over  money matters.   0���������. ;   KILLED IMS MASTER.  Newark,   Feb.   23.���������.lame-;   .'5e:rre,   a  wealthy  Italian contractor,  was shot  dead on one of the principal streets  of  this  city  today,'in  the sight     of  scores of persons, by Frank Seena, a  former employee.   Seena was captured by several citizens who witnessed  the shooting.   According to the captors Seena had     demanded the payment of a small sum of money which  he claimed     was due him in wages,  and which he was refusedi Seena shot  Seme in the head and then fired two  more bullets  into  the prostrate form  as it.lay on the sidewalk.   Seme died  instantly.   o   TO LESSEN ACCIDENTS.  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Chicago, Ills.,  Feb.  24.���������The train  rules     committee     of the American  Railway  Association lias completed a  book of.rules for governing trains on  railways     "having  more     than  two  tracks,   and it  will be reported      to  the. general  association  at  its  next  semi-annual meeting.    Thev purpose of  formulating a code is  to  obtain  uniform  practice  on all   imrottant   American railway systems with uniformity in the rules and methods of oper-  NATIONAL ������ A1NK  OF HAYTI  Appeal Eor Reversal of Judgement Which is  Retused  Port Au Prince, Haytr, Feb. 21 ���������  The court or appeals in the case of  an appeal of the National Bank of  Haytr for a reversal of judgment in  the rrratter of fraudulent bonds issued in 1002, upnolds the de.'ision ot  the lower court, hut annuls the damages against the state.  This case grew out of the act of  the Baytian congress  of 1902,      authorizing     the consolidation   of the  National  debt  in a bond  issue      of  about  ffi,000,000,  and  an additional  S2i:J,2S2 to be paid at the bank,    of  lla\ti  for f.nancing the deal.    Before  Lhe  transaction  was   completed     the  government of President Notcl came  into power.   The bank officials   were  imprisoned a year ago on the charge  of bribery and of conspiring with the  secretary of the treasury  in fraudulent ly      issuing     from  $2,000,000 to  $850,000  in  bonds.    The trial   began  November 2S.    Of     the thirty-three  persons  accused     among whom  was  ex-president  Sam,  thirteen  were present,   the others  having  lied.       The  court  rendered  judgment  in  default,  condemning Sam to imprisonment for  life at hard labor.   M.   Sam was sen  fenced to fifteen years' imprisonment  and several members of Sam'  ministry and other high functionaries were  condemned to terms of imprisonment  ranging  from  five lo thirteen  years.  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Chicago, 111., ��������� Feb. 24.���������President  James B. Angell, of the University  of Michigan,  does not subscribe     to  the statement that men loose their the. Shakhe iher and collisions  usefulness when they reach the age  of sixty years. He has replied to  Mr. Wm. Osier, formeily of John  Hopkins University who recently de,  clared that men when they reached  the age of sixty years should be  chloroformed.  Dr. Angell says: "I would like to  extend the time of a man's life instead of shortening it. The experiment of killing off old men has been  tried in Africa for centuries and I  would suggest to the distinguished  physician that civilization has not  advanced very rapidly  there."  SIR HENRY.  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Tokio, Feb. 21 ��������� Manelmrian reports  to the army department say that thc  shelling of points  in the vicinity   of  between scouting parties of both armies continued on February 22 and  Febrdary 23. Commencing at one  o'clock on Feb. 23, a Russian battery  of heavy guns posted west of Litai-  eiitun began shelling Lapatii and rts  vicinity.  NO NEWSFROM MUKDEN.  St.   Petersburg,   Feb.   24.���������The second day has passed without despatch  es having been given  out  from General Kuiopatkin, which is interpreted  to support, the     rumors that great  ovents arc irr progress in Manchuria.  The  war  ofiicc,   however,   maintains  that there is no important news and  that there have been no developments  since the last despatches ^ere made  public,      in which  thc commander-in-  chief repoited all quiet with the exception of minor  operations toward  the eastward   The  Associated Press  despatches from     Mukden yesterday  made no mention of a battle and retirement of the Russians.  MRS.  CHADWICK OBSTINATE  will be greatly lessened.  Cleveland, Ohio, Fehf 24. ���������Mrs.  Chadwick, when placed on the stand  in the bankrupcy proceedings against  her today before Referee Edminlon,  refused at first to be sworn. After  a consult ation with her attorneys,  she finally consented fo take the  oath. She was then asked to state  her name. She refdsed to reply '0  this or  any questions   that followed.   * o ���������������������������  PHILIPPINE  TARIFF  LAW.  Washington. I). C, Feb. 21.��������� Tlie  Senate Committee on the Philippine  today introduced a favorable report  on the House Bill, revising and  amending the Tariff laws of the  Philippine Islands.  (Associated Press  Despatches.)  London,   Feb.  2-L���������Sir  Henry  Ir\-  ing's condition  according  to  today's  bulletin has slightly changed for thc  better. Despite  the  reassuring     ic-  porls the actor's illness causes alarm  among his friends. He had been showing  signs  of a breakdown  for   some  weeks, and had been  fighting oil* the  threatened collapse by means of strychnine and other drugs.    It is feared  that the abandonment of his farewell jdcslrovcd with cxplosiveS the bridge  provincial tour is only a preliminary south of Hai Cheng, about ten miles  to the announcement o; the abandon- .'east of New Chwang, February 21st,  ment of his American engagements.       blowing tip 70 feet of it.  ANNUAL REPORT  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  RUSSIAN PRISONERS.  Tokio,  Feb.   24.���������The Russian  pris-  onets   in   Japan  number  41,400,     of  ���������which SIC are officers.  DESTROY BRIDGE.  Mukden, Feb. 24.���������A daring Russian raiding party under thc command   of  Col.   Slcnsmidt,   completely  The congregation of the Presbyterian church, Ladysmith, held its     annual business meeting on Monday ev.  ening.    There was  a fair  attendance  of members and adherants.   The Rev.  R. Boyle gave the report of the session, which showed 2fi members added  to  Communion Roll,  eight  bapiisiv.s  ]  during  1004. He spoke as la  the out-,  look of the spiritual work of the con- J  ference being very hopeful and pointed ,  out that while the financial alTairs uf'  !the congregation were important, the  church's  mission  was  to  bring souls !  to Christ and feed the flock of   God. i  was presented by Mrs. Boyle,    whicl*  was very  satisfactory, having a balance on  hand  of $25.00  One item worthy of notice was the  amount given to missions by congregation and school, viz.  $10S.50.  ju:\inr si* p.-)po[o o.ia.w SuiavO[[Oj oqj,  l.ers of  the board of management:  Messrs.   George Wilson,   A.  Dunce,  Murdoek Matheson and Donald  Cameron.   Mr. George Wilson was elected  secretary-treasurer.  Votes of thanks for services were  passed to the choir, organists, Ladies'      Guild,   hoard  or management,  Mr.  A.  McGregor presented the tin  .  . , ,    . ,,    .     ���������, ���������f ���������, ������������������        sccietarv, and  Sabbath school teach-  ancral report of the board of manage- I - '  merit, which showed receipts amount-ieliL' . ,   . ...  *     1       4 n o/*n     ,,i ���������"(������������������,. ������������������!.,+       Th" bin "icss  being completed,     on  ing to alomst $1,200, and after (meet-1        . ',���������������,���������       r>    i ,  .       .,      ...    .- ,   ���������     , ���������i ���������������������������     r   the mvitalion  of Mrs.  Boyle,  nearly  ing its obligations, has a balance   of     ,, , '       ������������������������������  ���������n,   __ ,.._" all  p?-csent ; ..lotirned   to   the   Manse  for refreshment, etc.  L  S91 on hand  The report  of the Ladies'  Guild atasse  i^s  THE LADYSMITH LfDGER  Published   every day except Sunday  BY     THE     LADYSMITH  LEDGER  COMPANY.   .  and French Street.  Office corner of First Avenue  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  80 cents  a  month.:    $5 per year  advance.     Advertising rates on ap  plication.  .'dancing man.     I don't dance at all:"  i    Mrss   S.���������"Oh,   that  won't  matter  Jin the,least.     You'd hell)  lo fill     up,  you know!"  I    Air.   IJ.���������"Ah,  yess���������with    pleasure.  DAILY 1 -1  Wlil ,ook m al-)0ut' suPPf-"  time."���������  'Punch..'  in  FRIDAY, FEB. 2-1,  1905.  April 1st, will witness the change  in the ownership of the Esquimal.f &'���������  Nanaimo Railway, and it will then  become a part of the great Canadian*  Pacific, system. It will most likely  be known as the E. & N. branch "of  the  C.P.R.  The  change,   will,  of course,    have  some effect  on the present employees  for while it i.s not likely  that-     the  qualified men will be displaced, some  changes,  at least,  will he made.    All  employees     in   the  operating  department of the C.P.R., are members   of  the  same      organization.    Engineers,  conductors,      firemen  and   hrakemen,  employees of   the  E.  & N.  are    not  so   organized.     They'will,   it  seems  reasonable      to  believe,  be given     a  chance  to continue in employment on:  the road by  Lhe new owners.   To   do  this they wi-il be obliged to affiliate  with the Railway  Unions, not    that  the company   will ask   this,  hut    the  operating   unions  will.     A  few    men  will, it is said,  be  ineligible to such  membership,   being    on -*the black-list  of   the  railway  unions.     As  a   rule,  and  so far  as wc  know  without     r.n  exception,   the   train men of the    E.  & "N   Railway  are   popular   with   tire-  public and it will  be very, pleasing to  the  people along   the line if familiar'  faces and figures continue to operate  the  trains.  However, it is only natural to suppose that some change will be made  and that with' the advent of Spring  the train service wil: be made i.wioe  a day each way instead of three  trains a week. Undoubtedly Sliaw-  nigan Lake will be widely advertised as a summer resort, and all possible efforts made/to increase the  passenger and general traffic along  thc line.   o   REGRET.  It's  lonesome  whah  de shadows  fall  Across de diificd snow,  It doesn't seem do place at all  Dat once I used to know. ���������  Dcm frren's I have in days gone by,  Whah  is dey keepin' hid?  I misses Alistah Butterfly.  An' ol' Miss Katydid.  ANYTHING TO OBLIGE.  Proprietor of brg^iron woiks��������� If I  understand, you coirectly, you wish  try'place; an ordei for armoi plate  that no cannon shot can picicc. We  are turning" out, that kind of thing  every dav���������'  ���������'���������'���������������.���������- ���������,  ��������� Agent of foreign government��������� No,  you misunderstand. I wish to know  if you can -manufacture a cannon that  can pierce any aimbi  plate.  Proprietor��������� Cci tarnly, sir. We aie  doing that kind ol thing eveiy day,  too���������Answers.   ,  SO   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  HENRYS NURSFRIES  NEW CROP���������  Ho **������������ Giixtt  & 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.  Trade: Marks  .'   DESIGN3  "  COPYFttCHTS AC  An.vnno Bending n sketch nnd description ma*  Oulftl'ly iLscertuiu our oiniiio.i freo whotlior a  Im-oiil.lnn is'probnbiy lmlcntiiblo. Coniniunlei  Llona al i-ictlr conUdciitlnl. ITiindbook on Patent  'lout, freo. Oldest hl-oik.)- forsecuruiB patents.  I'.ilor.ts taken tiiioucli Mmm A Co. recelvi  special notice, without cliarne. ia tho  Sceeiafiffc JhneritiK-i.  -V handsomely illustrated neeklv. '.nrccst ci  ���������iati<ui <,( ������i:y si-lon'iiJc 1oi.in.il. 'i'o: ins, *.!  year : four ninntlu, 1-1.  Sold by nil ne\.xdenler-  MUNN-&'-���������o.SG,B���������������-��������� How Yor'  l, ���������''"':'.i".*^. C*2.i " /'*-   V.'-l^i'i'M-lOir   T������   '  IADYSMITH SHAVING  PARLORS  HIGH STREET.  ':���������:���������: Best in the City :���������:���������j  HO. MILES  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING   of  all   kinds  promptly  attended to.    Shop on Gatacre    st.  It's kind o'  sad when life grows cold  An'   toilsome an'  severe,  To  think about good times of old  So far away f'um here.  Dey seem so  wuthless, as doy'd fly,  De flowers an' stars amid,  But now I miss dat butterfly  '   An' ol' Miss Katydid.  '   AN EVENING  FUNERAL.  A bibulous miner named White,  Found a stick of unused dynamite.  .He thought he could handle  That one "Roman candle."  They buried the remnants that night.  ���������Baltimore Herald.  The Kings Hotel is the only place  in Ladysmith that has on draught  John Labatt's India Pale Ale. Call  around  and  sample it.  W. G. Fraser  t '_*-���������(���������  Merchant   Tailor,  (i&t Avenue)  Fall Stock Just Arrived. Call early  and get your pick of the largest and best  stock in town.  NOTICE.  Persons found using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith.  B.C.  ^mmm4mmmmmmmmmmowmemmmtmmm4Mm4^m3m  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner Granville and Hastings  streets. Telephone, 1���������4.  F. McB.   YOUNG  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR. . . .  Vanaimo    -    -    -    Ladysmith  THE "BEST Of  VERYTHING  9S  mam  a?!  For those who travel via  I  Overlands  Daily*  i  LADYSMITH AERIE  NO. 686, F.  ������������������J  O. E. :-: :_: :_:  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  drd Tuesday al 7.30 p.m. Worthy  President, B Forcimmer; Worthy  Secretary, C. H. Rummings.  BARBER    SHOP   & BATH  ROOMS  The  ESPLANADE    between the  Grand and Abbottsford,  William Powers, Prop.  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  Ist Ave,     Ladysmith  The Lady-smith    ���������  Opera House  ���������*  i  i  Can'be seemed for Theatrical purposes,    Dancing     Parties, or Entertainments generally.  ID  NICHOLSON, "Prop  Passengers can leave Victoria     at  s* p.m. or 11 p.m., and connect     at  Seattle wilh the Fast Mail, leaving  at 8:03 a.m., the Flyer,  leaving   *t  .i-0 p.m. '  Entire new equipment on each train  Through Palace Sleepers, Diaors  (meals a la carte), Tourist and First-  Class Day Coaches.  For sleeper     reservations,  folders,  rates and all information call en or  address"  S. G.YERKES ' ' K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., , 75 Govornnient at  Seattle. Wash. ' Victoria. B.C.  & Nanaimo Railway  Tint TabU No. 53.  Ifr li.���������Tifcti.      _^j.  Nortkbouaa  Leave  TAKING  EffitMlCT WEDNESDAY,  OCT.  5TH.  Victoria    Skawnigraa Lake  Duncaas   Ladyaniitk      Nanaimo .  Saatfc-bauaiNcrtkbauBd Utah. Sim. BoutkVd  Daily Artive   Leave     aad  We*.        Arrive  A.M. . P. M. r. M.     P. M.  :    ���������:������# 12:16  Victaria      S:0*    7:ti  .  10:2������16:46 Shawaigaa Lake .... 4-M . S:4t  .. ,ll:t#l������:������8,Duacaa    6:60   5 M  .   11:57   9:1* Ladysmith    S:62    4.0������  12:40 ,8:20 Naaaitue 6.42    3:16  ESQUIHALT & NANAIflO  RAILWAY CQ.  ERN  PACIFIC  TICKET C F'FICE  and   Vates  Sti.,  Cor.Government  Victoria,  I'.. C-  Three  Transcontinental  Trains Daily  3  A MINOR MATTER.  Grafteur���������Good-by, old chap, I'm  leaving the country and I just called  to pay you my respects before starting.  Victimmc ���������Well, that's all right,  old man. But if you'll just pay me  the other little account I'd gladly-  trust you for the respects or even  make you a present of them.���������Baltimore American.  One of, which is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  .sleepers on all trams. Thiough tickets issued to all paints East aud  South, also Pullman tickets issued  and   berths reserved.  Only direct route to Yellowstone  Park. Cheap rates from all points  East! froi'ii Ma-rcfe 1st to "May loth!.  Steamship tickets on sale to all  European points. Very low rates  i.ovv in effect. Cabin accommodation  reserved by wire.  For further  particulars call  at the  o"i  or j hone No.   J5G.  A. D* CARLTON, C. E. LANTG  ��������� A.G.P.A.,   N.P., General  Agent,  Portland,  Ore. Victoria,  B.C  "S  MfAT   MARKET  Charlie Duurari  <fc Company \  MERCHANT TAILOR ���������  Charles* Dinn, of the above firm, visits Lad >.smith every Sunday for the  purpose of  taking measurements and     seeing c istomeis    peisonally.    May  be seen at the Hotels.     We guarantee all stock and a perfect fit at   the  lowest  possible  rates.      Hand  made    suit*-  fiom  $1;").00  up.  19  Store  Street,- Corner  Gormoiant stieet,  VICTORIA,  B. C.  HAY, OATS,  MILL FEEDS  SHIPMENTS DIRECT FROM VICTORIA,     .VANCOUVER    OR     THE  FRASER  RIVER. WRITE US FOR QUOTATIONS.  Brackman-Ker  Milling Co., Ltd  X  X  '���������+-  X*X������X������X*X������X*X*X������X������X*X9X������X^X������X������X^li������X^i������X������^������^*  LIVERY, BOARDING AND  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS WORK   A  SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  LADYSMITH  SPHONE-66  x  ' Xm*WX������X*X������XWX������X9X������ ���������  FRANKLY  STATED  "Are you looking  for work?"  "No,"  answered   the poor but candid  man.     "I'm  ON ROBERTS  STREET.'  Only   First  Class  Meats are    supplied our  Customers.  We will  treat you right.  W. Mumsik, Secretary. j0H.** W. Coauav, Mn  Telephone^.  The   Ladysmith   Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS   AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH-Shingles a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturer!    ol���������  ���������   Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned  and   Kiln  Dried  Flooring    and  Finishing    Lunbez  la   Stock.  Jlaily, except Sunday, between Nanaimo and Vancouver, leaving Nanaimo at 7 a.m., and Vancouver   after  arrival of     C.P.R. train No. 1 or 1  p.m. /  For information  regarding  freight  and passenger rates apply to purser  on board.  GEORGE  L. COURTNBY,  Traffic Manager, ..Victoria, B- C.  %M^4^i^m4W^m4^4MM^4^m4m4^4^4^m4W4W4^ma4wm4^4^4^4W4^^im4%ujm4m4M^^  BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and making to order   a  speciality.   - ���������    "���������  Trl) HAS  MCE WAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  PATENTS  DESIGNS        \  TRADE-MARKS   \  AND COPYRIGHTS ���������{  OBTAINED       i  (ADVICE.AS TO PATENTABILITY Fllfll'l" *j  Notice in " Inventive Age "     ������������������ BK ������������������ pB i  . Book "How to obtain Patents" |   11 ������������������ k \  Charges moderate. No fee till patent ia ���������eCrured  Letters -���������������������������-" **~1-'     * "   E.G  Ar. Wellinfiton.      12:������8 Lv 3:08 Ar WeUngtmi .. 6:56 de i.%%.  , THROUGH TICKETS TO  CROFTON.  Via Westholm. Sfece .leaves daily except Suadays, connecting with North  and South l-flUBdJ.tariias,. Denlhte, j ate go service Wedaesdaye Wad Saturdays  connecting  wita^ mowfag ������M,,*-aetaaoBJte������ia8..vFare.fre������ Victoria, Single $2.46.    Retora, $3.SJ.  . , j '    THROUifJH TIOKBTP VICTORIA TO ALBBRNI.  Stage leaves Nanaimo Tuesdays  and Fridays on arrival ������f traia freia  tVictoria.    Fare  nraa1-'VioMria,  ������lagle'$5,281    Return WW.  Bacuraion rates ia effect te all p eiats, good goiag Saturday aad Sue-  day,  returaiag not later fk-a������ Moadday.  \ :' -"  ''''"''' '"?L' '"''   SEO. L. COURTENAY.  Traffic Maaafer.  i  i  PURCHASERS AND 5MELTER3 OP COPPER, OOLD AND  SILVER.ORBS. .  '    "������������������"*���������-  THE;TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.     ;  ���������,:,, ��������� ���������._ ^__ -    - . , -  I  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  ���������  Goavenlent to B. * N. Ry. or the Sea  CLERMONT LIVIN6ST0N,  Gentri! Manager.  THOS. KIDDIE.     ,  Smelter Manager.  ^���������fee^-^t^^^^ft^^Vtfcft^jft^ft^ft^^^  ���������������������������  *^������ ���������ii^.  W. SILER.   -.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DEUVJEIRY :j  W������RK PROMPTLY Df    ,;  Leave orders at the Abbotsford.  LADYSMITH   BAKER Y  ���������N THE BSPLANABE. :  PASTRY f)F ALL KINpS NEATLY  BAKES AND ^RESH.    "  ���������READ FIVE CENTS PER L������AF  Ceafec^ioaary, of W kiads.,  ���������rdaevjakfa tor/Paatties^to be delivered at any tliiav     ...- X������  Peneteria LadyaaUtb. Bsalaiiade  ���������fielerian, o pane' 'df pciaaa fiiallU'  seaipre fresco Paae1 clnaiie' seldl  ruse.. r ���������J       -     ���������  Ordini Jiatrikuitl quel usque parte  del paes������;  Ladysmitli  Temple No.  5  Ratlibone  Iook'������K  f<"*   money,1 Sisl'ers  meets  in  the Oddfellow's hall  but  I'm   willini;   to   work,   because    I  can't  Star.  ret  it otherwise."���������Washin^tor  A  COiMPLIMKNT.  "Did  you  ever  have an editor saying  anything flattering to you?'' asked  the poet's  friend.  "Yes;    the editor      of the    Diurnal  did  once,-' replied  the poet?  "Why,   they don't pay for poetry."  "That's  just   what  he said   to    me,  intimating    that  my  stuff  was    poetry."���������Philadelphia Ledger.  2nd   and   -1th  Tuesday  at 7.30   p.  1 (Mrs.  Kate Tate,  secretary.  IBP  in.  ���������'A  ������53  m.  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH  WHICH   IS AMALGAMATED ,  The Bank of British Columbia  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  -Best accommodation for transient  and permanent boarders and lodgers.  GRAND    HOTEL  This new Hotell has been' comfortably furnished, and the bar is up-to-  date. Rates 11.00 a day'-. and upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :���������: :���������: :���������: :���������: Ladysmith  GEORGE YUEN  Merchant  Tailor  AU kinds of clothing cleaned and  repaired.   -  REDUCTION IN PRICES AT  J;  J. lTMOMAS'   SI ORE  ���������N HIGH STREET.  Hverybody in Ladysmith knows we  carry a first class line of foods:  *������������������   we. must reduee our stock  *������������������*  *���������������������������    sf. Mca's and Boy's cloth  *������������������  ���������������������������   tog at,. , once.     Sanford's  *������������������  *���������* .clothing is well kaown.   We  *������������������  ������������������* wiJI give 25,    per cent off.   ���������������������������  ������������������**���������������  ea regular ratw unti,'tfur-  ���������������������������*  ���������-**   t*er notice   ;. ���������������������������  .  CALL, AND SEE US.  . W������ *arry���������STRAUSS'.OVERALLS  band made, guaranteed, and tbe celebrated BIG     HORN OVERALL ea  sale.  AT THOMAS'      STORE.  Capital Paid up    Rest     Aggregate   resources   excee ding  Hon. Geo. A.  Cox, President  Solicitor,   Etc.  fo   Loan  1st Avenue  - ���������    $8,700,000       3,500,000    '   ���������   91,000,000  B.   E.   Walker,   General   Manager.  LONDON  OFFICE,   CO  LO MIJARD ST,   E.   C.,  The Hank has 109 Branches well    g in British Columbia and the Yukon  and  elsewhere,  including the folio vin distributed  throughout  the  Dominion  Territory ������^������ '  LADYSMITh  A TUN  Ci.'ANnRCOFC  DAWSON  GREENWOOD  NANAIMO  PAINTING,    PAPER    HANGING,   WEW YORK  TIME FOR FILLING UP.  ��������� Miss Smythe (organizing a subscription dance)��������� "I'm in despair  about our dance, Mr. Brown. So  many people have failed inc.. You'll  come,  won't you?j'  Mr.   Brown      (extremely     .stout)���������  "Really,  Miss    Smytlie,  I'm  not    a  VANCOUVER  KAM LOOPS' NELCOrV VICTO-lt?1 END  LADYSMITH N. WESTMINBTER       WHITE   HORSE  Branches in tbe United States  SAN FRANCISCO       PORTLAND      SEATTLE     SKAGWAY  In The World!  ' Don't be satisfied to work  along iu the same old way  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:  Mechanical, Electrical, .Steam, CI������H, ir  Mining Engineer; Electrician; Ssrvtyer;  Architect; Draftsman; Bookkeeper; Stenographer ; Teacher; Sho-MUrl Writer;  Window Dresser; or Ad Writer. .-���������-.  ,  Write TODAY, stating which poll-  tion interests yon, to  INTERNATIONAL  Correspondence    Schools  Box 799, SCRANTON, PA.  OR CiLL OS OllK UKM KMM������I������TiWV������ l  EUROPE HOTEL  .  J. GIACHERO, Pr������*������.  Newly    (uraished,   ���������verythlag   the  best, finely stocked ear.     .Traasieat  rate, (l.������6 per day.    Ifeathly   r������te,L  $a3.0t.  First Aveaue . . . Ladysaltk, II. G.  THEJ0NES HOTEL  Oae Bellar Per Bay.  Ooe������ Table, ���������eeel Bed aad flood Bar  (Half Bfeok /rem Depot.)  HI**R STRHBT, LADYSMITH  Dr- W. J. Quintan  DENTIST  Stevem Block, Ladysmith, B. C.  Dentistry in all its branches; every new  appliance.  ftATBS fa-M-PBR DAT  BAMr^B ROOM*  BAR*SUP**UHD WITH" BBS  f INKS, LIQUORS, CIGARS  :n. a.<  Best aceomodakien ia towa.   Splendid hnntinf and Ashing; in near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor  :>        .\:- -���������?:-/.: .^LADYSMITH, B. C.  pt*ai3^S*3l>������Or^^  DAY SCHOOL  13TC.  Work done properly and at right  prices. Shop and residence in rear  of Ladysmith   Hotel.  J. E. SMITH, Prop.  Every description of banking busi ness transacted.   Letters of Credit on  any pd.it 0f the world. v^*^-  Usual  subjects  taught;  also      laa  guages,   drawing in  pencil  and crayons,  paint ng in oils and water col  SaviDgS   Bank  Department I ors, pianoforte and vocal lessons giv-  Deposits of one dollar r.:3.00) aud   upwards received and interest allowed at    en in classes  0i* individually.  MISS  BERTRAM,  Ladysmith, B. C.  Seattle's Great  DAILY  SUNDAY  TW1CEAWEU  1MB   v't  POST-  IMr������LLieENCBR  Samfile Ceples Free  Write Tor One  Dally Pe^lnteiil^tie������v;i2irc 20 l*a*es    c  PubliaheB   the   fullest   telegraphlo  newe /roin aJJ parte of the world.  All the stats and local news.    Dally  .and Sunday, edition, 75c per month.  Stiaday Post-Inteinicncer, 40 te 56 Pa������es -   TheJarf est and meet complete Sua  t   Q 4*7 P'P-m; north1 of San Vranolaoe.  \  J. SPfeial  departmenta  ef  literature^  ^ '      of faahlesy of women's new*.    Son*  ''day SHdltlon, fe.00 per,:yea������....i^  Twice ��������� Week PesMntellliencer  .All jthe^wm^of.jthe week. In concise,  de^ed^-foHn..''.'THB' TWIOE A  WEEK EDITION IS THJE BEST  TWJOE A WEEK PAFE*R PUB-  LISHE-p ON THE PAOIPIG OO AST.  Write foi; sample copy and be; con- ,  vinced, Bubacrlptlon price, fl.QO  per year.  II  i .  All Postmasters Will Take SiDScrlatlons  PCST-INTLLLIG cNCErt CO., Seattle, Wash.  ������, Pi WESTON, Business Manager.  KXJWtX^W^ V.������, \ V  -.'(.."  . *^l<^vvvs\'<^^^v*t;v*^iia^i*wi������  withdnrtawingtrundaDeP0SitOr8 ^   SUbJeCted t0 D������ de,ay ta depositing"o"r  LADYSMITH BRANCH -, w.  A  CORNWALL,  Manager.  iiuntio  a  i  I  i:'  ���������('���������I c  I/DUMIlT IPrCEK  se  ASSESSMENT     '  COMMISSION  The  following is  the full  text     of  the report of the Commission on the  Provincial     Assessmcrrt Act    which  I'* has been     presented  to the Legisla.  tiire:    -  To His Honor, the Lieuteiiant-Gover-  '   '. -  'nor in Council:  / By order .in Council, dated the 291 h  'day  of   December,   1004,   the '' under-  | signed we������c appointed lo be Commissioners      under  the  Public  Inquiries  Act for the purpose of enquiring into  I. and '^reporting upon  the operation of  [Hhc Assessment' Act,  1903,  with rcs-  f.pect;.to its practical bearings on the  l financial   requirements   of, the     Pr'o-  j'Vin'cc;',* and  a Commission,   which     is  ['returned \   herewith, was accordingly  jissiicd  to us for such  purpose.  I1 -Notice of such appointment of "the  |inirpose,aii<l scope of the inquiry and  f61 -'the time and  place of holding the  first', meeting of the Commissioners  ���������haying been duly published,  the Com-  Iinis'si'pners,  pursuant  to such  notice,  jmet in the office of thc Minister   "of  IFinauce,   Parliament   Buildings,   Vic-  Itoi'ia,', on  the  10uh  day of   January.,  11005,-.when thc Hon.  F.  Carter-Cot-  Iton was selected as Chairman of th:.'  fJornmissioii.  Sittings of the Commission , were  lieid'on the 10th,' Uth, 'l2tb; ��������� l71h,  Ri8th and 26th days of January, and  folic. 7th day of, February, 1905, . and  JampJe/opportunity to be beard wa.s  ���������given Ho all persons wishing to appear, before tlie Commission.  Representations regarding the operation of the said Assessment, Act  |werc were made to thc Coiiimissi'on-  ijrs.'^personally and in writing by  fiersoiis from Vaiious sections of thc  Province ov behalf of the agricultural, .manufacturing, lumbering, mcr-  I-antilc, banking and smelting inler-  fsta.  ;  Very little, objection was .made  ligaiiis'f the taxation imposed on real  ptate; (other than-wild land), income  |ji  corporations.  The .attention of tbe Commissioners ;.w;ts called fo wnat was rcganl-  j'd as ihe unfairness of assessing oo'al  find \' * timber lands as wild lands.  Il'liesc,lands, it was urged-, were' not  Inquired, nor are they held for ag-  iicul final purposes, are in most cases  Jinfit for cultivation, and the carry  Bug' pn of mining or lumbering  trillions      thereon does  not   nipi.ov  I'  annual sales in-'many cases are very  large, do not under the present system bear a fair share of the burden  of taxation.  .Strong protests .were made against  persons, firms and corporations   carrying on  business outside of  British  Columbia,   being   permitted     to   do,  free from* taxation; a,large share   of j  the/trade of the Province  in  compe-I  tition' with established  houses   here,  and it was claimed that the resident  agents    and'  commercial     travellers  who represent such firms should    bo  compelled to conti Unite in .some measure to the Provincial'revenue.     ' '  The clearing houses,  on. behalf    of.  the banking interests,'claimed,r that  banks iii determining the amount   of  their taxable income should  be    aL  lowcd to deduct from their- gross pro  fits thc losses,sustained.        -   - ���������  ���������  A number of other matters,     such  as  the assessing of subdivided lands'  at- a higher Vate" than 'similar-adjoining land not subdivided, was brought  io  the notice  of  the  Commissioners,.  but in (he opinion'of tlie Commission  ers  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLAIR ������   ADAM,   .,;V\������fli  All work first-class at THE CHRY  STAL, VICTORIA.  cent, of,the amount of their   annual  sales,  and   that - for thc  purpose    of  SYNOPSIS OF REGULATIONS  FOR DISPOSAL OD MINERALS  ON DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST TERi  R1TORIES AND THE YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  twenty years, also renewable.  ��������� j  The lessec-s right is comfmed to the  submerged  bed  or bars  in  the   river  below low water mark, that boundary to be fixed by its position on the  lstday of August  in  the year   of the  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from the  date of the lease, and one dredge for  each five miles within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile for  j the first year     and $10 per mile for  sares   ana   tnatiortnc  purpose    or  at ,10        ftCfe $20 TV        yea1'     and $1������ per mile for  it be made compulsory for all such  agents to keep proper' books of acr  coun^ showing all transactions carried on by Uiem within the Province  on behalf of such' persons, firms and  corporations.  11. That commercial travellers  ..taking or soliciting orders in British  Columbia for houses established outside the Province, and having no fixed, agency here, .be required to take  out, a license, the ��������� annual fee feu  which to be one hundred dollars,  payable before any business is done  within'the Province. In the event,  however,   of such   license   fee of     one  acres can be acquired by one individ-l  as placer  mining.  ual or compkny. Royalty at the" rate *f T^v T** ^ *YukM 7'���������'  of ten cents ������* 2,000 pounds shall ' tory-������reek'     *ulch>   river a"d "  be collected on thc 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 n,._.ei 's certificate is granted  iclauns shall not exceed 250 feet in  (general direction of the creek or gulch  length, measured on the base line or  the width being from 1,000 to 2,000  feet. All other placer claims shall be  250 feet square.  The discoverer of a new mine is cn-  PITHER & L'EISER  Importers and wholesale dealers in WINES,' LIQUORS   CIGARS  ETC.     Large stock always���������All    the leading brands.    We' supply tht  principal   hotels and Saloons in   Ladysmith.  ORDERS SOLICITED.  PITHER & LEISER.VICTORIA, B. C  **v  Se Tear0/ S^*"' "ot. e^edi������S pitied    to    a claim    of 1,000 feet in  most of such matters referred to ,      '.������,i       ,   ���������      ���������  the administration of  the Act     and ���������hundred dollaIS  be,nK in  exccss ������f a  shouhf be dealt with'by ' thc   Courts ��������� sum'    cqUal     to onc-|l**f of 0,ie I)er  -  -    - ' '"-*������������������'    -f ���������������������������- ���������-���������-������������������  '      of    sales  of Revision  and  the Department    ot ^ ������f-S? -oj**1 i*Jmounl  Finance, and, consequently,  were-not ^ ������ W'ftJ^ ^ * "T?    ' \y    ilu'  within  the scope of the inquiry holder of such license during the year  scope of tlie inquiry  ,\nr.v r-onsidering the various   rcp-  rvscnialion.s made lo them,   thc Commissioners  respectfully-beg  to     siib--  mif   the "following ���������recommendations:"  1. That 'coal and timber lands  should not be assessed as wild lands,  but should  be separately classified.  2. That the amount of land to be  exempted from the operation .'of  rthe  wild land tax under, the provisions ���������of j  sub-section   (12)   of section',2.,of,.the  Assessment Act "be reduced  to     lfJO  acres .with regards- to land {situated  west of the  range of Cascade Mountains, "and 320 acre's. ,wi tli "regard    to  lands east of the Cascade range: Provided "that where such lands are situated  within a radius - -of five   miles  of an incoi porated town or city  having a population of not less than five  thousand   -people,    the    quantity of  land   to     be' exempted as aforesaid,  should  be limited "to forty acres.      *"'  3. That the rate of taxation, on  wild lands be'reduced- to three '.'per  cent, on tbe assessed value thereof.  *.-l. That the rate of taxation" on  all coaj lands front .which coal - is her  ing mined, and in respect pf the coal  'mined  therefrom,   the taxes and  roy-  cp-.*, aHics.. paid  l.o the Crowh amount.. to  ,w.->  at least  t  r  ( Continued on  I'age Four.)  .r I  ;  J.heni in thewiunncr required by-the  l\ct to permit thejii to be' assessed  |is real estate other than wild land,  and there should he a separate' classi-  ^.catio;^ for such lands.    ' -���������*���������"-*'"-  Most of the complaints made . to  he Commissioners were directed against, lhe tav on personal property.'  ; claimed ^thai^ this tax is excessive, bcars^ncavily-'on the farmers and business men, and should no  reduced,. A considerable diversity of  Irpiriidn was expressed as to the best  f-icthpd. to adopt in assessing person!  Tl properly. By some it was held  jhat as'far as personal property is  l-oiiceriied the assessnient should io J  ov    an     amount equal    to the    net  twenty-five cents.-per   acre,  ou thc assessed value .there-  ~    -   ~L  ���������  *f -   - ~ ^** "*  one per ceiit.on  the^assessed\ value  thereof;   on  all  other coal   lands'two  -per cent  of.' '  .,-(*.' That thn^'rafe'ortaxatidii/oh  aU timber lands that are being'log-  gedj-and in respect, of1 thc timber  ciit-therefromf the"rdyalfics";'-p'aid |  amount ,lo. at least twenty-five .cents  "per acre," oiie'-per cent, on the assessed value thereof;  orr all  other     tini-  ou the assess  ber lands two per cent, ou the "assess  ed 'value thereof.  I  "0.   That the rate of'taxation     on j  jiersonal property be deducted to two'  thirds of one per cent   on the assess-'  ed value  theieof,  and if such     taxes  aie paid on oi  before the   30th   day  M't'.h of the person assessed,  whilst 'of June in each ycai, a   discount   be  |y others it w<as contended that such   g1*"ted   to make  the  late equal     to1  ':basis of  assessment  would  di.scj.i-'one half of one ppi cent. o\\ the   as  ijiiate.* against those who purchased   posted  value of such  property.  |.r cash,  and  would encouraire     lhe |    7-   Th&l book debtf. and moneys de-  ���������oirig  of business  on credit.,. With   posited in banks be exempted    from'  ^gard"to the taxation of book debts 'assessment and  taxation, "        I  was. urged that the assessing of j 8. That-the exemption from " assessment, of personal property, whon  ' undei the value, of 1>500 be tepealed.  1 9. That tlle Provisions of sub-section 1 of section 6b, of the Assess- |  nicnt Act, as enacted by section 7  of the Assessment Act Amendment '  Act, 1!01, be "incoi porated into k the  piesent Act  fecrit _ s.omcttmes led lo dual tax.v  lon,   and in cases worked hardships  Ipd that it should be abolished., On  hhalf .'. of the smelting industiy it  fas /'represented that ores on ' hand  smelters  should be exempt    from  luxation,  as   the mine-owner  produc-  lig such ore is liable fot the mineral  fix thereon'  JO _That resident agents represen-  ���������Ik ��������� was also pointed out to the ting persons, firms, oi coipotations  bnintissioncis that those engaged rn carrying on business outside of Bri-  niD lines of business, the nature of   tish'Cplunib^  liich renders it unnecessary to car-  within ;thrs Province, be taxed atiiSa  large slocks but in which, by sea-   rate equal  to one-fourth pf one    per  of  Job  Printing  Done Promptly and  WELL  ; At1-      .  the  LEDGER  Office  On 1st  Avenue  \  AH Work  Done at  Reasonable Rates.  Western flade For Western flen  HORN  UNION  MADE  SHIRTS  OVERALLS  Etc,  SOLD AT  BlGHORTf  BRAND  a company,according  lo  capital.  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,  Joc-at'on notices, one at each end on  the one of the lode or vein.  Thc claim shall be recorded within  fifteen     days if located within    ten  chargen,  the rest of tha party ordinary claims  only.  lintry fee, $10.   Royalty at liie rate  of two and one-half per cent, "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 of more than one mining claim     on  Union Brewing  NANAIMO,  B. C.  , /  rianufacturers ot* the  .���������.-i.,���������    ... .   . *" ,,,u'*'  44id.il one milling cam      oi  miles of a mining recorder's office, one'eaeh separate river, creek or gulch  additional day allowed, for every ad- but the same miner may hold any  drtional ten miles or fraction." The number of claims by purchase and  fee for recording a claim is $5. free miners may work* their claims in  At     least $100 .must be expended 'partnership by filing notice and pay-  upon  the claim each  year or paid  to j ing a fee of $2.00    ,A claim may   be  abandoned and another obtained    on  \t  BEST BEER  ^'| In British Columbia  Lager Beer and Porter Guaranteed Brewed  from thei Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.  I the mining recorder in lieu thereof.  When $500 ha.������ been expended or paid  the-locator may, upon having-a survey made, and upon complying with  other requirements, purchase the land  at .$1.00, an acre.  Permission may be granted by the  Minister  of     the Interior  to   locate  claims containing iron and mica, also  copper, in the YukoiTterritor-f, of an  area not exceeding-160 acres.  1 he patent for i& mining location  shall provide for' the payment of a  Royalty of 2* per-cent, of thc sales  of the products of the location.'*--  Placer     Mining-Manitoba and the  N.W.T., excepting the Yu'<on Terri-  the same creek, gulch or river by giv  ing 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 oMarned each year;    if  not, the claim ,it,U be 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, thc Northwest Territories, and-within the Yu  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  The Union Brewing Company will pay $i0 reward for information  which will lead to||the arrest and|conviction any person or persons  destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or failing to re-  tarn the same.  ���������r������*******#������****"****������****^^^^^^^^^^^v#^#?^^^5  tory���������Flacer mining claims generally j'^on  Territory are open to prosepct-  f>l'fi   lOA    arniora-     an4r>*     f^n       fl*.**:  inn*     (*.������������������������     .in4-������A1n  ._.i      ii       .     .  are 100 square; entry f3c, $5, renew  able yearly. On the Noj/.h Saskatchewan River claims are either bar  or bench, the former being 100 feet  long and extending between high and  low wstcr mark. The latter includes  bar diggings, but extends back to the  basb 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  the discretion of the Minister of th*  Interipr.  The lessee's right is confined to the  swbmerged 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,  butwherc 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 j* per   cent.-  collected on  the output after it   exceeds $10,000.  Dredging in 'tne Yukon territory-  Six leases of five miles each may be  granted to a free miner for a term qf  ing for petroleum, and the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company having machinery on the lan������  | to be prospected, an area of 640 acres.  Should the prospector discover oil  in payisg quantities, and satisfactorily establish such discovery, an atea  not exceeding 640 acres, including the  oil well and such other land as may  be determined, will La soli to the discoverer at the. rate of $1.00 an acre,  subject to royalty at such rate as may  be specified   by order-in-council.  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, February, 1.904.  . W. CORY  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Madelto'order and Repaired at short notice.     Drill Sharpsned 'y  as  alwaysgivee satisfaction. ,, Ticks handled and repaired.  Stiipsmithing  in all its  Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -    -    -   -  Ladysmith, b. C  ���������*  ���������������  *������  ���������*  ������������������  ������������������  ���������������  Plans, Specifications and Details furnishes! for all kinds  of work ia the CARPENTER'  Line " - '-���������-..  C   B.  ROBELEE,  Carpenter  and Joiner,     2nd ave, Ladysmith,  B.  C.  ���������   ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  LADYSMITH WALL PAPER  "'       y DEPOT.  Dealers in  WALL     PAPERS, PAINTS,  OILS,  VARNISHES, Plain and Fancy  Glass Pictures, Frames.  Harry Kay  *������***������*������hc������&������&*������������;k������*������*^^  *  I Delivered In Any Part of th City f  EvcryAfternoon  I  *  ��������� -  X  X  ���������������  X  X  *  The Daily Ledgers  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LO OKOUT FOR THE BEST MEATS  IN THE MARKETS.  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF THE  ROCKIES. YOU WILL GET THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US?  PAN NELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK,'  OATACRE  STREET,  LADYSfllTH, B"u  ���������������������������*������������������*��������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������� + ���������+;,��������������� ������������+++���������  tx  LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO:^ *  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE   MOVED  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  Stables iti.reai of Ladysmitli Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abbottsford. "*'  WILLIAMS   AND  WASKETT  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������.��������������������������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ������ ���������������������������������������������������$  LEADING!  STORES IN  LADYSMITH  50 Cents per   Month J  RSGUIEREB  ������VE'. THE   BIG   HORN   BRAND  A     .TRIAL.     THE GOODS  ARE MAD; E  IN VICTORIA AND BY   WHITE  /A'B'OR ONLY.     EVERY GARMENT IS 1VELL MADE QF GOOD. MATERIAL AND IS SOLD  AS- CHEAP  AS THE  CHEAPEST.  A  LARD  H. W. SAUSAGE  (THE ONLY   KIND)  BLACK PUDDING  H.&W.  FIRST AVENUE. BUTCHERS  Money Saved Is Money Earned  Have  you investigated our February  Cut Price Inducements?     It's  a proposition in economy   .md  well worth your while���������-  HERE'S A SELECTION  Rcat  Eiderdown Quilts, 5x6.     Sale Price   54 qq  Fine  French Cretonnes,  choice designs,   ,now, a yard   4qc  Art Sateens,    31 inches wide.  Sale Price, from   20c a yard  Brocades  and   Tapestries   from     70c to   $3.00 a yd         A fine selection of  Special offerings in  UPHOLSTERED    FURNITURE.  3-Piece      Suites,   Reception  Chairs, Couches, Divins, etc.  DRESSING  TABLES  in  Mahogany,  Oak     and  Birds-Eye Maple, at  ly reduced prices.  CABINETS      and  all oddl  ���������*ieccs at a great saving.  Si'<-'atA  If you  are  furnishing,  it     will   pay you to come__tlown and see us-  If you do not have our Catalogue, write us for one;   it's free. v"- T* 4*.*  -^-i"  I*- 3-  * V-'r  .^fte  LADYSMITH    DAILY    LEDGER  LOCAL ITEMS  A SNAP���������*4. good English Piano by  a first-class  maker  in  p rf   t  order  For  $100.00.  A Mason and Hamlin  Organ for $125.00.        Apply  A. F.  OWEN,  Piano  Tuner Abbotsford Ilote.  GET YOUR PHOTOS TAKEN AT  THE ELITE STUDIO.  From irow on until the 20th of  February we are giving special prices on all our work. Cabinets fiom  &2.0U per doz. It will be worth yoru  while to give us a call. Come eai ly  and a\oid the rush.  BURROWS   &   McCONNELL.  (Between Ward's Markcrand Blair &  Adam.  The hulk Capan has completed loading her.  caigo  of slack .coal  for Co-  uio.v and rt. no>v leady for sea.  ���������   ���������   ������  'I'he hulk Japan has completed load-  iheir ulay, Handy Andy, rn the opera  ]\lrs. Davis, of lhe New Western  Hotel, ai lived homo today aftei a  shoit \ isit in Victoria.  Mr. T. Connors, representing tin*  well known fir rr. of Pnber & Leiser,  of Victoiia, paid his usual monthly  call to Lad\ smith this week. The  film Mr. Connors represents does a  large business  vince and in  Hie Tcnitoiies  bought fiom  them are always   founii  as  represented.  Pearson, Wide Woi Id  Ladies'  Home' Journal  .at Knight's.  EXCITING   VOYAGE.  The steamer   Forest  Bi\ oa,   which  aimed m  Seattle just  in time      to  s.ue hei charter, had an exciting voyage.   Scaicely aad the steamer cleared     from     Mojr,  Japan,  before sh3  found herself rn  the embrace of a furious storm.   For days she wallowed  through seas  which'the crew      say  seemed miles in height, and struggled  against  winds  winch  seemed  to corrre  from all points 'Jft once.  \*o sooner had     one storm passed  than  another  would   l.e cncounteied,  and  nearly c\cry day  of  the  \oyage  s.nv   the ship   in some  sort  o"    tom-  ! bat   with   tHie  elements. On   one     or  all through the     Pio-|lvo  ow.isioi.s  snow and  alow ther-  Gnods - uiomcter  added   to   the surfer ing     of  11**5 crew.  To add  to their troubles,  the coupling pins  in  lie  L'li;ut   of one of    the  ei gincs   broke  and  for  seventy-cght  houts she was  foiced to lie lialpless  in (lie trough of the seas while     the  damage was  being repaired.   o   KILLED AT UNION.  SPORTS  THE  ������200     MATCH.  the  <-200  By consent of the principals,  pigeon shooting  contest for a  purse on the  terms lately publ shed  ur The Ledger, which are, briefly; .12  birds each,   30 yards  ri������������3, 00  yarls"  boundary, to     be shot oh on Morrison's ranch near  the crty, has been  postponed   until   the  26th inst.,      in  stead of the 25th, as was previously  agreed upon.    The Ledger,  as  stakeholder,  already holds  $120,  the balance of the purse will .be put up tomorrow.   There will ben a large crowd  out  to the match,  including  delcga.  tions from  Nanaimo,   Victoria     and  other places along the line    It will  be a square up and up match, and the  best man will get the p,urse.  EvciyhoiH 's, f  foi     March,  Thc newly organized 'Rolstou Hardware Co., wrll start out with Hie  best wishes of thc community for the  success. The company will, no doubt,  cany a large stock of cveiylhing in  their line. As yet, thc new firm  has made no oflicial statement to  the0 public, but no doubt will do so  soon.  Fricke and Scliencl", Campbell s  comer, opposite the Europe Hotel,  who have been doing a very successful, business for the past two wi-ek-.,  desire to gi\e notice that next Monday, lhe 27th inst., is positively  their last day in Ladysmith. Until  Monday evening, their Studio will be  open every clay. Good work and  fair  prices.  Red Book and  I eslie's Magazine  March at Knight's.  loi  A FAMOUS SINGER.  It is quite likely arrangements  twrll be made for Madame. Fieed  Cniselda, the famous dramatic soprano to give a concert, in the Ladysmith Opera House wrtliin the ru-M  ten days.  Till": NEW DENTIST.  Dr. R. B. Dier, the dental surgeon,  who has lately opened a nicely appointed and well furnished office ou  High Street, is alieady getting a  fair dental business, lie seems to be  always at home and leady for patients. His close attention to business with a proper knowledge ol  Dentrstiy will, without doubt lesult  in his building up a thoroughly good  piactrcc in Ladysmith.  ���������o-  ST.  DAVID'S CELEBRATION"  10  11  1.  2.  3.  o.  0.  7.  8.  9.  The   following   splendid   piogrammc  for thc  St.  David's  Day  Cclebuition  has been handed  in   to  the Lcdgci ���������  -.   -PART l.        -.,.,���������  1.- Ji-Mon of'iTarleCh,"...'.     !._iadysmith   Glee   Club.  2. Song���������"3Io"UiiT<r.iK-Path, -Llwybr  and  W}ddra,"  . ."mI.'d.  Roberts  3. Addiess��������� "Cymiu of America"        .     Mr   J.  Powell  4. Dud���������"Flow   Gently   De\a,"   ������������������    Messrs.   Miles  and  Willi     Messrs.   Miles   and  Williams  5. Song���������'"My <>iieeri"  A.  E   PlauU  G.   Song���������"All  hail   to  thee,  Cambria/'    Mr. E. Miles  7.   Song��������� "Madrigal,"   by   Chami-  nade,   ...   .....  Mrs.   Dr.   Drysdalc  Song���������''Land   of  the Harp,"    .'  Mr. L. Williams  Song���������"Missing   Boat,"      ...    Mrs.   Treheanie  Duet���������"Oh!   that  we  two  were  8  Aievander Clarkson, file boss in  No. 6, at Union, was killed this  morning. No particulars are obtainable of the accident at this lime.  Mis. Wm, Jackson, Fourth Avenue,  this city, is a sister of theG deceased,  Mr. A. -I. iUcMurtnc, of the Abbot sTord Hotel, was telephoned 1o  at noon, and asked to inform Mrs-  Jackson of her biother's death.   o   I LAP  NO NAME.  The  ,!gll( d  .cdgci   is  in receipt ot an un  letter   headed "challenge"  ard  is addiesscd to the Welshmen of   the  Temperance  hotel     The   writer,  who  dots     ri'it seem  to possess  a name,  u a' e- agon ial     challenge in      th-  [..nut o!   others   than Welshmen  who  'boaid at the same hotel, for all sorts  i f games     People sending in  letters  must   sii'ii   them   if  I hey expect them  published  -o-  TllK   BIG   HORN   BRAND.  The advcili*emeiit of the Big Hour  brand of shuts, o'cialls, etc., is  worth looi in<4 over. Gi'.e thc merchants canning these goods an order  and try them, if dually Kood aim as  cheap gi\e the home concern encouragement  -o-  TlANDY  ANDY.  The Rebekahs ha*c dccit'ed to hold  their pl.nv, ll.urclv Andy, in the odeia  "iou*-c cn April 201 h. Rehearsals for  tlie affair aie pioung most sitisfafl-  toiv and the play, wh'eh is an ev-  ceechngly runny one, will, no doubt,  be a great success  Mr. C. E. Lvnn, of Valdcz   Island,  regislcied   at  the  Abbotsford  Hotel  THE TURF.  Jockey Winnie O'Connor sailed   on  Tuesday  fiom  New  vork for  France  where he is   under contract  to  ride  for Count  de   I'ourtailcs  during     thc  coming season.   His retaining fee is  said   to  be   m   (he  neighborhood     of  $10,000.   'I here are a number of other  owncr,s and  traineis,  however,      who  arc said to l.e anxious to secure second call on the little Ameiican jockey's sen ices on  thc other side,    so  that with a fair break in luck O'Connor's  income during the season      in  France should be close to $30,000.  TTIE RING.  San Francisco, Feb. 2L���������The date  of Hie Coibett-Nclson fight has finally been selected by the officials tl  the Hayes Valley Athletic Club. The  two lightweights wrll meet rn Wco.l-  ward's Pavilion on the last day of  this month. Nelson is strll o er-  weight, but once the flesh commences  tc come oil rt will not take long ior  him  to reach the ISO-pound mark.  Young Corbett ig gradually rounding into form at Billy Shannon's villa under the watchful eye of Trainer  I'rank "McDonald-  - Thc little fellow has been steadily  grinding for about two months, and  his present condition is a jrst r3-  woid for his hard labor. Since doc  Cans ai rival at the camp, Corbett  has kept busy in the gymnasium, as  the dusky champion loves to don tlv.  mils. Joe is taller than Corbett, but  the little fellow wades in and ; the  pair box many hard rounds.  BILLIARDS.  An English billiard, tournament  will be held at the Portland hotel,  commencing' on the 1st of March. Ail  wishing to enter must give notice not  later than Tuesday, Feb. 28. It will  be a handicap tournament for a gold  medal, offered by the proprietor of  the Portland hotel, Mr. Angelo Tate.  Mr  at   noon  Fletcher  retui nod   to  BASKETBALL  ABANDONED.  The     basketball    match    with the  Cloveidales    and    the local intcime-  .diatc teams  for thc championship oi  j Vancouver  Island,   has  been declared  [ off.       The "match    was  to liavp been  played here on Saturday night,,   but  I thc  management  of the local     team  Nanaimo   have found    it impossible to   secure  > the hall.  QUALITY  is the first consideration given by us to any goods offered us.  T11R  BKST  IS NONE TO O GOOD   TOR  OUR  CUSTOMERS.  BE ONI** OF OUR CUSTO   ME|*S and share the best with us.  W. T. MEDDLE   CO.  Maying."       A.     E.   Plauta  and  Mrs.   (Dr.)   Drysdalc.  .   Song���������"Lady  Mine,"         _!    Mr.   Ft.    Miles.  PART TWO.  Glee���������"Haul   Away,"        Ladysinjlh   Glee   Club  Song���������Selected   Mr. T. Lewis  Song,   (in   character)--"Hells   of  Aberdovey,"   ...  Mrs.   I). L. Jones  Duet���������"Albion     on     thy   fertile  PlaiiiK,"   Messrs.   Miles,   Williams  Song���������Selected,  Mr.   Jesse  Evans  Trio���������"Fair   Flora   Decks,"      Messrs. Thomas, Rofcciis, Thomas  Song���������Selected,   ...   Mr.   I).   Lewis  .Quartet!e~"H'ow  well  I  Remember,"     Messrs.     Lewis,   Evans,  Bellis and Lewis.  Finale���������"Land  ol  My  Father,"  Mrs.   Treheanie,  assisted  by the  Glee Club.  Winiams' Block  ijadyamitJi  ENTERTAIN'ACTORS.  London, Feb. 21���������The Maccabcaiis,  the most representative Jewish club  in London, gave ,i successful dinner  and reception yesterday (-veiling 'o  M. Orlenoff, Madame NasiuioiT and  lhe other members of the Russiao  theatrical company previous to their  departure for America with  play   entitled   "The   Chosen   Pj'pP'c.  tin  -o-  A  who  ii.ar  day,  nia'.e  make.  young man living in Vancouver  has not hcen married long ,- reed at the dinner table the other  "My dear, I wish you could  "iread such as mother used to  The bride smiled  and   an-  ParticularjGrocers.  Telephone l.  TAFFY!    TAFFY!  TAFFY!  COME AND SEE OUR LINES   OF  CANDIES  AND  CONFECTIONERY  ���������Al>-  HOY'S BAKERY  swcreil  in  hie   "Wcl  ma'e  the  make."  lion .has  that did not trem-  I wish  you     could  that father used to  The broad  nnd   dough  tjujs-  tiot. come  up  fpr  family dis-  a voice  , dear,  dough  1st   \ venue,   - - f ���������  -   Ljulysmith  DRYSDALE - STEVENSON  )),  the previous year  15.   That inasmuch as it seems  to l  i  be impossible     to formulate, a    plan  for  taxing personal  property   in     a  way  that will bear equitably on   all  classes,      the     system    of  taxation I  should be directed with thc ultimate I  object of substituting an  income tax j  for any impost on personal property.  <l(i.'   That    the Province be divided -  into assessment districts and all as- j  sessments     be     made by assessors, '  whose duties should be confined solely to that work.   To secure, as   far  as may be, an-equality in the assessments throughout the Province,   tlie  assessors,    at stated  periods should  meet together and compare the bases  on  which  their  respective assessments  are made,  and it is regarded  of great importance that assessments  be based   on personal inspection    of  the properties     assessed at frequent  intervals."  All of which, together with a  transcript of the stenographer's notes  of thc proceedings of the Commission is respectfully submitted.  Dated at Victoria, this lOtli day ol  Febrdary, 1005.  F.   CARTER-COTTON,  ROI3T.   G.  TATLOW,  J.  BUNTZEN,  D. R.  KER,���������    ,    ',  Commissioners.  .   LESSONS.  n  Lessons in fancywork, embroidery,  etc.���������Miss Freda Nahoune will give  lessons to a limited number of scholars, beginning "on Tuesday, the 21st.  inst., rrom 9 to 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 band.  $500 CASH and $15 per  dwellings in town.  $225 CASH and $200 in  month for one  of the best  To Our Customers  and Patrons  Tomorrow is thc last day of our  10 Days Clearance sale and now is  your opportunity to get Dry Goods,  Millinery; Boots and Shoes, etc., at  Reduced Price.  All goods marked in plain figures'  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd.  OATAO&E ST.  LADYSMITH  " i������������������"*���������  dwsFln j u  six or nine months, gocd  Foberts Street.  $30C CfiSiJ for a go 1 house and lot to be sold at once  $300 Cat!'- and assume $400  nroitgage for two of the  - best building lots in town.  Other bargains. Call and get particulars.  JOHN STi-WART P. O. Box 268  Fire,   l<ife and- Aceicent Insurance,  Money to loan.    Notary Public.  cussion since.  |JQ������P      8 M  ^sKis^sia^^s^^ssKBSBaK^ssai  Very  Choice   Coldstream  Russett Apples.  Simcoe Jams, I lb. and 51b.  Oranges, Sweet and Juicy  ^"^ MM       ���������     ,  ||,L.    |M     f***  *"W  I.I"'.'*''**'**"'*   '  "   *"     **'*'' '  AFMorritson's,  Ranch  ���������WU.^lUIJ- ���������..UMKAX^OWI  D, C.  AfcSKS>MEJNT  COMMISSION  (Continued from page three.)  lor which such license shall be issued, such holdci shall have the 'right  to demand a refund of tlie excess,  but in no case shall such refund exceed the sum of seventy-five dollars  111 any one year.  12. Tiiat inasmuch as the taxation  ol income seems on the whole to he  one of the most equitable methods  of taxation, and also a most cou-  venrent plan foi meeting lhe vaiy-  ing requirements of I lie Pipviiice, r|i  respect to the amount ot revenue to  be raised, by changes inthe rate Rf  tax, the following be fixed as the  riunimum "lates of taxation of incomes exceeding five hundred dollars  per year:  On the amount on such excess up  to $500, four-fifths of one per cent'.'  on thc amount of such excess ^ over  1>500, and not execedrng U,500, one  and one-fifth per cent; on the amount  of such excess over $1,500, and not  exceeding $2,500, one and three-fifths  per cent.; ou the amount of such excess over $2,500, and not exceeding  $'J,������00, two per cent.; on the amount  of such excess over $4,5Q0, and not  exceeding $7,500, three per cent.; on  the amount of' such exepss oyer  $7,500, four-per cent.  13. That' barikg, ip - .determining  their taxable income, be permitted  to deduct from their gross profits  tli# losses sustained; such losses however, to be deducted within six  months from the time when they are'  ascertained, and not to cover transactions antedating the' time of deduction more than eighteen months.  I'l. That section .17) of the Act  be amended by striking out the last  six words of the same and inserting  in   lieu   thereof  the   words   ''end     of  WANTED���������House to rent. One sit  uated near Ledger office preferred:  Apply "K" Ledger office. "  2t  Owing to scarcity of Fresh fruit it is hard to get  your requirements, but in DRY FRUITS we have  Evaporated   Peaches,    Apples,    Pears,  ^ Prunes, Nectarines, Apricots  and : Figs,  All of which make delicious pies.  ��������� *.:���������������*-.      V-- -*^"  --"' .-*- ' ...', ���������      '": ���������'-     ^'   '  CARLISLE    BLOCK  ..-iv*  ;i -*!Vf  Pealers icy   f ianos and  Organs...  Ladysmith, B. C.  SMOKE THE-���������  EHPIRE  Havana Filled-  ar.d ���������'Pi-evince  Cifmre  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All  work guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.  High St. Ladysmith  OPEN AT ALL HOURS.  m^mm^^mm^^04fmmimmjmmm^ammmmmmmm0tmmm^B4wm^a4Mmm^mmmmuMr+f  H4Y. GRAIN AND  FARMPKODtM  Orders will  be delivered  anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's, on the  Esplanade.  JAS.  WARNOCK.  J. PIERGY AND CO.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  of  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  -JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHfRTS. ETC.  Are You  Going: East  The* be sure your tickets read  the  via  ******* ******* *3������**������%  JUST ARRIVED  A full sst oil Bicht-UfitinjB m-  strussMts of tns latest m*4fa-  ������������������js.  IF VOU   ARE TRQU&LEB \? I��������� HBADACHHS,  OR IF YOUR  1*7  0/  JJJ EYES TROUBLE YOU, CAJ-L AND LIT US EXAMINE THEM !Jf  ���������PfrRR OF (*HAROE.     SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED. W  JyFIRST  B. Fprclmmer  WATCHMAKER. JEWELER, OPTICIAN  AVE., X X X  LADYSMITH  GRANfTEWARE  GLASSWARE  AND BLUE AND WHITE WARE  Qur Stock is; very complete io the above  lines and prices right. We ask you to inspect our stock before buying,  E. R0L5T0N  LHE  The only  line  now  making    UNION  DEPOT    connections at ST. PAUL  and      MINNEAPOLIS    with       the  through    trains    Irom    the    Pacific  Coast.  THE     SHORTEST     LINE, THE  FINEST  TRAINS,   THE  LOWEST  RATES,   THE   FASTEST TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,1 ST.   PAUL,  CHICAGO',    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITy,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  JFor complete  ipformatiou jj.sk your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General  Agent,*  151 Yesler Way, Seattle^  ���������*������������������"  FARMERS'    MEAT   HARKET  Om ist- Avemtte  ���������leo. Roberts  Proprietor  HOTFL  LADYSMITH  j* & ..������    .���������        ' t - *��������� *       ���������  RATES���������91.PP     per    day.      F|nf������st  Wines,  Liquors and  Cigars.  First Avenue, Lftdysmith, B. O.  D. CI WHITE.  JiOTEL DOMINION  ,..,.,..���������Rates |].25 i-i d$ 1.f5C���������  f^rtsbsato all stti'snbott laadinge nnd  railway depot*.   Electric cart tve.vy live  ���������ainutss to all parts of  Ihs city.   Bar  sod table rinexcplled.  F. 1AYNE8, Prsjinetor,  ABBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVER,'B.Q,  "5  ���������''I


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