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 DUNCAN 5       '""  LADSYfllTH  Daily Ledger  1 LADY5MIT H     f  |       & DUNCANS;;  vol;. 2,  WEDNESDAY,   JULY  12,  1905  PRICE     FIVE   CENT  INSPIRED BY MOTIVE OF  VENHE  Aatassin of Prefect of Police Desired to Avenge  His Wrongs  killed the Count Because  he Thought ho Was Re-  sponsible for Ar est  REFUSE TO  ARRANGEMENTS  Made at Approaching Peace  Conference Unless She  Is Consulted  MINEERS  ENTOMBED  IN WALES  St. Petcrsberg, July J2.���������The murder .of thc Prefect of Police Shuval-  oir, of Moscow, who yesterday was  assassinated while receiving petitions  according to the latest inioimation,  Was inspired by motives of vengeance  of ihe part ol the assassin, who laid  at Count Shuvaloff's door the responsibility for'his recent arrest, thimigh  there is absolutely no evidence that  the Prefect peisonuUy had any cognizance of the affair.  St. Petersbcig, July 12.���������Private  advices received here from Moscow  say the the slayer of thc Prefect of  Police Count ShuvalolT, is a stt:dcnt  and that he made an unsuccessful attempt at suicide immediately after'  taking the life of his victim. His recent arrest war. duo to his participation in political agitation.  Chinese Government's Note  to Russia, and, Japan and  the LattersReply  Pckin, July 12.���������Tlic Chinese govf  ernmont rccoiAly" notified the Russian  am!-Japanese- and/also the other le-  gal ions Ihat China "woujd refuse to  i M;o������niy.e any arrangements made at  the approaching peace conference in  the United Slates regarding Chinese  interests ' rnless China ,wa's consult  Ml in the matter .'The Japs replied  politely, plainly intimating that thc  notification received from China  would'in no" wise "affect thc'^plan* of  ������ction  adopted byJfa,pan.   No reply  lias yet been received from Russia.  ' s ���������       ���������  ���������   ���������   eddys:\w; ������������������������������������>-  MILL BtJRNEt)  LoiAlon,  July 12.���������A son was born  to the Princess of Wales today.  MINER KILLED BY  FFALLINCJ- COAL  'Frank,, Alta., July 12.���������A miner  named Carmichael was killed in the  Canadian-American coal and coke  mine today hy falling coal. Other  workmen are afraid to attempt lo  (secure the body owing to thc fear of  the further collapse of the roof.  / ��������� a     -*-i'  Revelstoke,    July. 12.���������The tfig  Eddy' sawmill- \yas burned to the  ground last evening.; Fire .started  in the boiler house about 1.30 p. m.  and in a very short time the'whole  mill was in a blaze. Every- elfort  was made to save- the builbing and  machinerp but without avail. The  fire was kept confined to the build-  ing and the'large lumber yard was  saved. The. uiill. was partly covered by insurance. The loss will be  J heavy.   .-_-,,.���������  GOVERNOR MCINNES  WELCOMED IN THE NORTH  At White Iloise, on Thursday evening Oune 2i), a cordial reception  was accorded Commissio*rier W. W.  1$. Mclnnes on his arrival. A smoU-  cr was tendered him, presided -over  by: Rollert Lorne.  As the newly appointed commissioner took his place r:.n the platform he was greeted with continued  applause. The followingi address was  presented 'to-.hint:  To the Honorable W. W. B. McTnncs,  Commissioner of  the Yukon Territory:  Sir:���������The citizens of White Horse  are exceedingly gratified by the privilege of .being1 the fust to'extend  their welcome        and' their  sincere 0 ngratulations on your  appointment as chief magistrate of  this very important part, of the great  Dominion of Canadfi.  They are conversant.with yiAir  commendable career in������ the representative positions you have occupied,  as commissior>r of the Yukon Territory will, in every sense, justify the  and have confidence that your selection will in every sense justify the  wisdom of the government of Canada  in appoint ng you as well as tbe expectations of'the inhabitants', of the  territory.     '  >' ..  We take this first opportunity to  assure you that in every effort you  may put forth for the well-being,  good government and vltimatc good  of the Yukon you shall have our  sympathy and support as a wholly  united community.  We regret that as tiie result of the  recent calamitous fire we are unable  to ������?flpress ;c<ur welcome to you as we  Wrfuhl like and in a manner befitting  the importance of your first official  entrance into the Yukon, hut hope at,  some future time not very long distant, we may he allowed to evidence  to yqu our kindly personal feelings  and our hearty good wishes that  your administration of the Yukon  Territory will be. all thati you hope  and all that we desire.  On beHalf of tilte citizens of White  Horse,  _   ROBERT LOWE,  Chairman.  In his reply     Mr. Mel lines made an  excel tent      impression.   The      White-  Horse Star, referring to Ins remarks,  quotes him as saying:  '|'I left ir.(chi.nd me as many friends  as ever rallied to the'support or any  man, and on my arrival here T was  met by many former frinils as well  as by many whom I know will be in.y  friends, lliave heard of trouble and  factions  portion  among    you  Cardiff, Wales, July 12.���������An explor  sion of lire damp in No. 2 pit of the  International Coal Company's mines  at Ilhondahills,    is believed tfji have  resulted    in the* loss ofv at least 114  lives.  The first indication of the explosion was a, loud report, immediately  followed by the belching of clouds of  smoke and dust from the pit shaft in  which the men were working. The  force of the explosion wrecked the  machinery: at the mouth of the pit.  All communication with thc doomed  ed miners is completely severed. No.  1 shaft adjoining, had afforded communication with No. 2. The 800  men in No. I and the few who escaped from No. 2 were drawn up.  A rescue party descended, hut its  work .was greatly impeded by the  foui air and the failing masses of  earth dislodrjd   hy  the explosion.  Altogether (>5 bodies have been recovered. Efforts have been made for  several houis to reach the entombed  men, but late tonight the absence of  all sound from the interior of the  mine told thc> talc of the wot si disaster that "has ever taken place in  South Wales since 18:)1.  .'-Efforts a1 rescue were still in pro.  giess at midnight, and currents of  fresh a,ir were being, driven' through  the, shaft'hut the rescuers were ur\i  Working without hope- of reducing  the list ol fatalities.  Cardiff , Wales, July 12.���������All hope  of rescuing the entombed miners has  been abandoned,' one hundred and  foiXv- five,arc lost, the victims including .'liie' manager .of the colliery.  Forty-eight ��������� b, Hies have been 1 covered.       ,-   .. 'V   *  GENERAL  STOESSEL  IN DISCRACE  St.    Peter sberg, July 12.���������The Na-  shashian     prints a report that Gen.  eral     Stoessel has been placed under  arrest     at    Tsarskoo Selo   n consequence of     (he   revelations made by  the commission     which have 'been investigating     the defense ami the cap-  pitulation of     Poit Arthur and thai  the    sword of     honor donated by a  milliner of French admirers of General Stiiessei will not. bo presented.   o          RECEPTION AT  DAWSON  KRUGERIS  INCAPABLE  71 "S. Pelersbcrg;'Jury ;12��������������������������� Thc Nn-  -rhasshian says that Rear Admiral  Kruger will leave the service on account of incapacity in connection  with,the treatment of the situation  created by the mutiny aboard the  battleship Knia/. Potemkinc at Odes-  H      .  DEATH CF AN  ^ INVENTOR  from any prejudice:' "' "  It is my intention to pursue, as  your commissioner, a couise that  will command the respect and unqualified suppoit. of all right thinking,  people. All my life-1 -have,beetiiantlsa.  unswerving Liberal, but I 'do not:  come t to you as a party man. It is*  my i-ytcntion to give you an admin-"'  istration that is above pa.r,ty;: ah administration that'' is clear "of all  cliques and factions, and that,, when.  the time may come when my relations with the Yukon''-'may be sev-  ed, I may leave you-possessing that  full and entire confidence that your  greetings up me show you to.hive  in me at: this,,: ytlied.;eginifing: of my  administration.-.  ���������-'As a western man,.I haya,conu>  dencc ���������in thci.wcst|. and;; believe that  the wcs I erii portion of the.' Dominio.i  is .-.'���������'���������'dcstihed'- ere lang^ to become the  most powerful_:of'y Canada's broad  domain. I have "confidence" in the  future of- the west and 1:1 the future  of the Yukon. It is my firm belief  that the .'-'latter, s best is still in the  future.  '      ''  "l deeply.. sympathise.witlh. ,the people of White Horse for their late disastrous fire, , but ardently admire  that pluck, industry and enterprise  with which they are rebuilding tiie  devastated district, and I wish the  people of White Horse. to rest assured that, during my administration-is  c-oinmissiot: )r, any .assistance'" the  .government of ,Yukon can do to advance, the interests of White Horse  will he cheerfully and., freely given.  I expect to, ret urn here soon and mix  with you and fully acquaint myself  withi tho conditions"and requirements  of  (his portion of the territory.  "Another thing I wish to impress  upon your minds, and that is when  v; mi have any favors to ask, suggestions or complaints to make pri grievances' to air that yon come to me  as man to imyi. "Let there be no  gulf fixed between tliee and me," hut  come as one friend to another and  we will reason together. I cordially  invite every man��������� from White florse  to visit me whenever he or they come  to Dawson. "  Aprograme. of music and speeches  foliowod, after which the singing of  "Cod Save the King" brought the  reception to -a close. The Star says  it was one of t'he most wholesoul and  enjoyable functions in the town's-  history.  Mr. ��������� Mclnnes was the guest of "Major    Snyder    while) in| White Tliorse. 1  Accompanied  by a number of citizens J movement of the_ schooner, however,  im������ the    Yukon, not in this' he visited the Copper King and other' seemed, to     throw the seal hack int.:<  af it, however, but I come copper properties,  and was taken on the boat,     and evidently alarmed, Jve  knowing no faction or the police steamer Videtteon an ex- Lived into the     bay again and disap-  New York, July 12.���������John T. Foster, 85.years plVl, of Arlington, New-  art;, New Ceisey, died' yesterday.  His was the first death hi his family  in nearly seventy ., years'. Mx. and  Mrs. poster ^celebrated tiie- 62nd an-  iiiversary. of t^heir: marriage March  15. He,:., was an inventor of note.  The most important of his in\en-  tions was machinery for making gold  pens.  -" ��������� o _^  HAIR SEAL TRIED  TO BOARD VESSEL  According to some of the men on  the steamer Trader, well known in  this p ort, a big "air seal tried to  board the vessel, and, in fact, did  estaiblish ��������� itself in a small boat moored alongside. ' ,  The Trader had just returned to  Seattle from laying the cable of trie  Western Union Telegraph Company's  liiie" across the Strait of Juan de  FucU'������������������atwl, after finishing unloading  the, old cable, had steamed over off  Alki  point. While the officers and  crew were lying around the deck their  attention was attracted by a disturbance in the water alongside the vessel. Ooing to the side, the men s]aw  a hair seal, which they describe as  being larger     than a     man, gingerly  Dawson City, Only 8.���������William  Wallace Bruce Mclniies, of V ctoria,  thc iicn. j. vcrnor of Ulie Yukon, was  given a rousing banquet last night in  honor of his entrance upon his office. Two hundred covers were laid.  .Governor Mclnnes made a rattling  po'edspcech,  ������03<1 speech, announcing sweeping reforms Ottawa commissioned him tG'  male on the Yukon. The most important, politically, is that civil scr-  vrnLs from governor down are no  longer allowed to particiipate in pontics. This means the end of the  re'gn of such a gajigns drove people  from the territory the last two years  ���������by the political interference of the  civil servants, The Yukon ling is  broken. The announcement elicited  vociferous and prolonged cheers.  iM"( fnnes al'so" announced that there  are to be no more election)scandals  Mclnnes is the lion of tho hour. .-It  was noticeable that, former Governor  ConpMon, Boss Temple, and the Cong-  don forces, ���������although in the city, did  not attend thc baiMjiiet.        1  ADMIRE SOUTH-  ERNB.C  SCORNFUL   REFERENCE  TO KAISER'S FLEET  M. Delcasse Speaks of What Would Have Hap.  pened to Germany if Moroccan Controv-  esy Resulted  in  War  He Says Great Britain Would Have   Been With  France and "What Would Germany^  Infant Fleet Amount To "  Paris, t- Culy 12.���������Former Foreign  Mirister Delcasse ifi the couise of an  interview published in the (ialois today upon the Frib'sli and I'lench naf  val amenities -{t, I'.rtst, was i.uiis-  pos.d ta, discuss'his policy iclative  live'to Great I'riUun and Gcimany..  Uc   said:    ".'The     policy nfhw.s wheie  armed struggle, for Great Britain  seas for every warship we build she  well to accept these manifest acts  and consider     the value whih British  ���������wliat would the infant fleet of Germany amount to. W What would become of hei poits of her commerce,  of her  merchant     marine   It would  our interests lies^ Great Diitam is ��������� would place Get many of ���������>making war  our best purchasci while Germany AI. Delcasse ' was asked if he con-  btijs almost nothing off .Is and trios sidcrcd the recent menaces incjjiuec-  Jo stlPiis all'she can. Moteover it is tic<u with Morocco as being serious  cvi;!rntf ihat wc could not leave open lie replied "i\Tot at all. In case of  irritating conlioverscjs.vviih Great j war Great Britain would be surely  Hiitain     which might precipil.ite an   ag.iin.sf  us against, Germany and then  ���������co-operation would give us in certain ! gjiin annihilation. That is the real  eventualities. The greatest intrinsic j signifuance of vlie present exchange  \.ilue of such co-operation would be j ��������� visits between the British and  the virtual   impossibility in  which it j (he     I'lench     squadrons.   An  under-'  other pa  standing   "between these two powers  other    power   would   risk  conclusions  upon the sea.   ft is the sea which it,  necessary to command today,  and  the war in     the far, east has conclusively demonstrated  that.".  BOUND FOR  SEBASTOPOL  Lethbridrre, N.W.T., July 11. ��������� The  charms  of   southern   British  Columbia,  reatly impressed  the  Washington correspondents,   ������ho?e     trip   down       the  Sebastopol, July -12.��������� In pursuance of instructions from the  Russian Adtnirally, the Kniaz  Polemkineis on her way here, hav**  ing ieft. Kustenji, Rournsnia, during the night in tow of the battle  ship Tohesin?. ,  NANAIMO  TROLLKY WTIECIC:  -"Niagara Falls, Ont., July II.���������While  tl\6 trolley.of the Park and river local  car was. being-  repaired by  the niotor-  Columbiu  river and Arrow Lakes "was ma,y last higl'it/'a' KoSvilv" loaded  Rel'i  u  delightful   one.      Thc    scenerv  out- , . r     ���������                             .   .,*     ,      .  ���������   ,         ,   ,,      ,,    ,         ^         ,    ,       1 Lmo car came  around  the   bend   ������vt  a  liudsoiied   the   Hudson   thev  (Jcclan-d ; .      .    ������  the  wealth   of,forest  and, mine.,    sur- ^0f!' "-ate.^of speed -aiuUt-a-n into   tho  prised  them.                                 "'"'"':v;";",-:��������� vj;nr ������'   t'!������  local Car.   The  motorman  Sunday  night   was  spent at    Tons-, was   the   only   occupant   of   car.      It  lante   and   yeate:xlay 'the   immense   C. .was  twisted -ijito debris.  The front-of  P:- It.  smelter at Trail .was  inspected, the Bdt Line car Was badly bent and  the  party   being   afterwards  entertain- the car derailed.-   The passengers were  ed at lunch  by Mr. - Aldridge,  the g������n- thrown  out of. thp seats and over  the  oral .manager.                  .   , heads of each other.   jSine or ten were  An hour's fishing in the f'aiiie'd Kpot- more or .loss injured. Wo of theui ser-  crawling into the boat which lay at  the side.: ,of the Tra.der. Without  shipping'a Ivit of,-waiter the seal managed to get: inlQ; the .bojut and make  hiiiiself'..comfortabile, lying fanning  himself with his flippers while the  men watched his every movement'.  Evidently becoming overheated by  the 'glaring '"sun tho seal dived overboard, a'ntf'-.the--.watchers .expected to  see him disappear. Cn the contrary  after swimming about for a few minutes .the seal crawled into the boat  again, and nosing  the ladder which descended into the  boat" from the deck of the Trader,  which he tried     to climb.     A slight  enay river'at Siocan Junction filled a  few. baskets' and was a foretaste of a  pleasant evening spent at Nelson,  where an enjoyable sail was had on  the,arm of beautiful Kootenay JJal'e,  winding up with an entertainment at !  the  Nelson  club. , -       , .  To-day's trip over the Crow's Nest  Pass road was made with brief stops  -|-at Cranbrook, Pernio "and MacLeod,  where ��������� deputations of leading citizens  met the correspondents and expressed  regret that circumstances prevented a.  longer stay.  . . At Lethbriclgo the party was driven  through the country and shown .how  the-growth of winter wheat has increased from 20,000 bushels three  years ago to over J ,000,000 this year.  The  reception'   was   most   enthusiastic.  Arthur J. Dodge, of the Milwaukee  Sen'tiiiol and St. Paul Pioneer Press,  speaking of  the   trip said :  "Two tmng-s are strikingly impressive about Canada of the present, tho  vastness and diversity of hor natural  resources and the extent of her railway development compared with development ill all other lilies to tbe  people of the States as well ow those  of the old world, and of Canada the  fact should bo brought home that hero  ipush  ^Winnipeg, Man:, July 12���������Tj-.cre.arc  'in. the Lethbridge district 200 miles  'of completed irrigation canals and 75  miles in .course of .construction,  ���������which ...wili'. serve 310,000 acres" of  ���������land. Last year,: 11,900 tons of beets  Were produced-::: yielding 3,170,000  pounds of rcfii.-.'ed sugar, averaging a  psofit tq the producoo of 2K.25 per  acre. There- ' air about 35,000 acrer  to be -harvested th:*s ycai-.tif wheat.  There are; hetw-een 70,0110 an<l S0;000  acres under cultivat on this year. .   a��������� ��������� ���������  A TASTF* FOR JEWELS  Si. Carcenat, a jeweler in the Rue  Lecourbe, discVvered that a number  of precious stones had disappeared  from his stock and at once reported  the matter to M. Raynaud, coinmis-  is cjner of police On Uie visit of the  latter lo the shop he was at once  struck by the chattering of a parrot,  which was moving freely around the  (hop, and it      occurred to  him that  in  Canada,   by' natural   resources  and   tlic parrot     might il.fc  the   thief.   He  clique and wholly unbiased and free oursion down to Lake Leberge,      .   jpeared.  facilities   for   transportation   are   away  ahead   ot   production.  "The broad fields of the west await  tho plough of the husbandman, and  oxperieneti has already demonstrated  that his harvest will be magnificent  and abundant. There- are soon to b������  'abiding places for a million of happy  and   prosperous  people.  "The western mountains are rich in,  timber, minerals and coal. AH await  tho productive enterprise of man. The  existing and projected railway enterprises are far ill advance of production, a fact which at no time in the  lato development. of the western  about, detected states of Amerirn was so noticeable'  as it is here. There prices were unanimously low for want of markets, op-  ���������portunities here awn its man. Production in the field may almost be  usWoss effort without facilities for  reaching markets. Tims it is the most  notable t'not in connection with the  ,'development  of  Western  Canada,   that  (From the Herald. )  The License Commissioa-.r-rs will  hold an -adjourned meeting in tbe  Council Sham'Ui this evening at 8  o'tlct-k. It is expected that at this  meeting Ihe application of Joseph I boaid of  For a tuuisfer of his bcens-o from  the Windsor Hotel to the Gicen '-.lock  will Le disposed of.  Picmier "McHride and Hon. Mr.  Green lelt for Te.vada early yesterday moining in Chas. Hardy's gasoline launch. They expected to .hold.._a  meeting tlierc'last- night 111 Mr. Malleoli's interest.  It is expected that J. A McDonald, leader of the Opposition, will arrive from V'lctoria tomorrow, and  leave al once for Arbcrni, where he  will take part in thc campaign in  the interests of the Libenal candidate.  Dates for the. Opposition candidate's meetings in the Alberni contest so far as arranged for this week  are: Nancv./sc tomorrow night, addressed-by. Mr. McDonald, leader of  the Opposition, Ralph Smith, M. P.,  and Hugh Aitken, the candidate, and  on Friday night at Alberni, to be  addressed by Messrs. McDonald,  Sloan, and Aitken. Thursday the  Government wiill hold another meeting at Wellington, addressed by Premier McBride," Messrs.. Green and  Manson, ;the same gentlemen holding  a 'meeting the nefit night at Nanoose  and a finish Saturday night at Alberni,  after  the iKmiitu\;tion.  There is a move on foot to make  Saturday night's meeting .a joint one  with Premier , McBride and Opposition Leader McDonald as chief pea-.  1 ers.   : 0   CHEMAINUS  A '���������hemainus .stibscr cr has forwarded the following for pulriicaltion'  Much credit is due t-hedoctois and  nureos of the local hocpit.nl, Iho  hospital directors, nnd all  those who helped to make the recent  entertainment for the benefit of the  hospital .such a huge success.' They  spent many hours of Wieir precious  time laboring hard for -the good  cause They have, for some time past  been making im-pr|nvcmcinfts in the hospital and when'the improvement  work as planned is completed the  hc.si.ital will be one of the Vest,appointed as well as one of ihe best  located hospitals jn British Columbia.  ���������Vijudivcstok, July 12.���������Captain  Roussine has left Vladivostok, for  Washington, where he will participate in the peace negotiations.     ���������  -4*  EFFECT   OF  WAR,  Commerce  and   Trade  at  Standstill  .Holv Kussia.  ARRESTED FOR  NEGLECT  St."Petersbcrg,   July  12.��������� The Slo-  vo      positively     announces that the  "  .        >  Emperor      will   travel      to Moscow,  accordinbly communicated his suspicions to thc jeweler, ami the latter,  v. bile stoutly maintaining the inno-  (ence of the'bird, agreed to have an  emetic, administered. The result was  that the parrot disgorged .over.$20(1  worth " of ������������������diamonds and precious  strnies.' In future the delinquent was  chained  to his. perch.  London, duly 11.���������Ad, iocs from various parts of lim-sin show that the  effects of tlic war ar.' tolling terribly  upon that unhappy conn fry, moiv so  now than Uicy did when Manchuria  was  still   the  scene of  activity.  Commercial reports received by British   mot-chants   with   large  intrnxds   in  tho Czar's domain tell the heartbreaking story much more clearly than  do tlic press dispatches, which throw  the weight of importance upon the  political situation, while as a matter  of fact, tho commercial pauperism of  the country is JVaiiglit with more danger to its future than all thc blood-  shi d in th<! streets of .Russian and  Polish   cities.  Without exception British merchants  arc counselled by their Russian agents  to waste no time in the effort of i*o-  gcnc.ratine'     their      branches      in    St.  where on Wednesday the 19th" inst.,  he will issue aprbclam-ationsuminqn1-.  ing thrj rcrr s ntatives of the people  to thc Isni-insky Palace, Kremlin.  Some of the officials of the court already have gone to Moscow to make  preparations, for the event.  Dmiti-0-.-sk, Russia, July 12.���������Peasants have destroyed a large amount  of property belonging to the vast estate of the late Grand Duke Senrius,  ne;\r   Dobinsky.  i    Fc'-.aJ,. L'rtopcaii' T.ussia, July 12.���������  j Being     apprclr lrsive of    mutiny,  the  of  thc     Russian   cruisers,  Jiinin  and  auihorit es     h:ive ordered thc sailors  Krcnil1 to     be relieved  of their  arms.  Serious discontent has been manifested   among   the crews of the warship,  owing to thc ipiality of the food sup-  1 plied.   The     officer who     is held rc-  j sponsible for this state of affairs has  been placed under arrest.  Russia   will  be   found  i������   her   Balkan   neigh-  I  for   VeaelVilvg   mar-   Petersburg   and   other  Russian   centres,  by   the      Canadian ! as  the customs duties hardly suffice l.o  system   is   per- j |;e..p  the native  manufacturer  alive.  Even in wealthy Moscow, "thc mid-  dli-iimll Ol' Ihe empire," the number of  business premises "to let" in the very  heart of the i'uuuveinl district exceeds  ihe worst expectations. In tbe vi 1 -  la-gin matters arc still worse.  The Zcmstvos are utterly unable to  with   tho  distress   and   the   local  slpfymdidi   facilities  kots .are   furnished  Pacific   Railway.    That  fee tod   to   care   lor  untold   millions   of  ���������do'lurs'   worth ��������� of      pro.huts   of       the  earth   and    the   lv.ii!;   110   need    to   Wait  for   facilities    to    reach    markets    ivar  on 1   remo'te.    Surely' the   railway    interests   of   Canada   have   faiili   in    the  glorious   future   of   the.   Dominion,   and  rich   lie   their  reward.    They   expect    a. cop.  great ' in Mux of population from the treasuries are at, a low ebb. Not  south to people the vast spiffs ami ,,nly is the national trnnwury almost  to ilevtl-.p material wealth. They etiq ty, but the. people, high and low,  will   not   be   disappointed, are    poverty-stricken    and   when    the  cost is countC!  to be as poor  bors.  Beyond the merest necessaries.- Russia will do nothing to replenish her  national larder, which has been almost, completely emptied by the war.  If is known that almost all orders  placed some months ago for new warships have been cither cancelled or  marked held, and about thc only expense of any magnitude tbe government lias dared to .incur is for small  war   material.  Immense quantities of these have  been ordered1 in Germany. The firm of  r.udwig r.oowe, I lie well-known small  arms m.-inufacturers, have received orders for '200,000,000 cartridges for the  Russian infantry rides and iho conclusion is obvious that these munitions arc destined for the streets of  Russian cities nnd not for tho battlefield, where the ride earli-idgo has bo-  jcome an almost negligible  quantity, 'W^srtvstrr'Kr:  aw-^sxsnr'-saiTnsBTrri^^  '*w������jtJ'J'*rJv������i���������^ ������*w-������  ij^^r-j'nr m-il T"-.--'..- "..Ltrr rr.J..'"/_ 'ijjggl'Ji   . ���������|J^i;^.:J*^'>'-*^<fo^  kMMHWHMHkiltlMi.il I  ' ������ ' I ������������������������������������  THE DAILY ItOGER  Publisned   every day except Sundar-  BY        THE        DAILY        LEDGER  COMP -VNY.  Offices,   Ladysmith and  Duncans  SUBSCRIPTION  PRICE  80 cents  a  month,    $5 per  year    in  Advance.     Advertising rates on ap  plication.  WUlNl'^llAY,   Jl-i.Y   12,   10(15  I.A\ NCI! ( l/i  IN  'I \\d  ro i\ cni.Li.ssioN  W..* .-   ti:ilr,  Of icry '..l-.-.-.i .i* I'sl-i'iOe !n attaining  that ilc-n-:il.!e  vv.tviue.ss which nature  ! has de.li..      -': e heads of hair is tar  i water.    The aepii.e.'. ores may apply  | this liquid once a day.    11 cannot hurt  1 the hair, for it is a tonic as well as a  , sure wave producer.    To make it get  , from the druggist a five cent box of  | white pine tar; pour the contents into a  bottle (a quart nine) of hot water; let  I, stand until cold.   The tar will cling to  the bottom of the bottle.  Do not shake,  j as you will get the full substance and  I i-trength  of the tar without shaking.  Just use the water from the tar.    Tt,  1 sse put a little in a small vessel and  rub Into the scalp of the head and oi  the hair with a brush.    One a  litlit  larger   than   a   toothbrush    will   do  While the hair is wet push it forwar.  and pies* it with the ringers.    Wlu  the water ia all used replace with lis,  water again.   The same tar should last ,  for three months, with renewa's of wa- i  *.er when necessary.  HOTEL LELAND.  (T. J. Wellinan, Prop., Vancouver.)  "Dae block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modalled. Rates. %2 per  day. Corner Granville and Hastings  streets   Telephone, 1���������4.  New \iii!i, .July II'���������One man fatally hint, six othcis iiaiiCH-.lv cs  talied  11 ("in  diovv nun; loday  whin  IW1  I.^ter Wril'Mir.  Should anybody ask me what general  accomplishment the present day women lacked 1 would not need a moment  \\hile    SUn       top;,  OiiciihU. tan down j f01. consideration.    I stand ready with  my answer���������the art of letter v-iting.  There are undoubtedly many women  who ean write Interesting letters, with  well expressed thoughts nnd correct  spelling, but I fancy you would be suis  prised at the smallness of their nvitv  oer. Wealthy women hire secretaries,  to conceal their /leuciencics in this direction when they have thorn, and women whose business requires much correspondence rely upon the typewriter  and 'ts presiding geuiws��������� Miunoapoli  Tribune.  I In-   k'tlv  inot   I.i  nfli,   l'-'"lna   oil   2(.tii  si irel,   I'.iouMvo Mi    Sinilh',   H.c  uuiii i ol ilu- launch, was oi.e o  ihost mi : o.imI at Ihe tunc of tl.e  collision lie i-scai ed injury, 'Ihe  launch was.^ul in two and sank Otto l.indhun, one (if tie cu-vv, was  ���������. i I'slu il in 11'- collision and isd\nij,  ,.| (lie .\..i\-c-;iaii hospital Othi s  \wu- k s< iu A  lij  I lie i lift 1 oal.  It should be-borne lo mind that  every cold weakens tha lunge, lowers the vitality and prepare* the  system for the mora serious diseases, among vriiich are the two  greatest destroyers of hnmaa life, ���������  pneumonia and consumptioaV       f. ���������  Chamberlain's  Cough Reni-edy  has won its great popularity by ita  prorant cures of this most common  ailment. It aids expectoration, relieve* the lungs and opens thc  secretions, effecting a speedy and  permanent cute.. It counteracts  any tendency, toward pneumonia.  Price 25c, Uri* Six* 50c.  -H^������������������  ~ I  v.:  Covering Old Surface %  We have Just, received a larSe shipment of the famous Melrose Liquid  Paints, tho best on the market at  $L75 per gallon.   We also handle Ma-  '-'plc Leaf brand of varnishes, buggy  paints, etc., in" fact we have everything to beautify the horns,  j Wallpapers- from 10c to $1.00 per  Double Roll.  Painting anil paperhaiig'mg done at j  reasonable rates, at (  HARRY KAY  FIRST AVENUE  LADYSMITH AERIE    HO. Ml, F.  mfgmmm#mm&^  '^S^jSSSSSSmSSSSSBSSk  O. E. /  -j  Esquimau & Nanaimo Railway  Meets* In the Opera House 1st a*ti  ard 'Tuesday at 7.30 p.in.   Worthy'  President, B   Forcimmer;. .Worthy  Secretary, C H. Rummings.  setae x������:-^*r^^-)frj������*x -  DAY SCHOOL-  Usual subjects taught; also languages, drawiag in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils amd .water colors, ..pianoforte and vocal lessoas fir-  en in classes or individually.  MISS BERTRAM.  Ladysmith. B   C.  \1 \\Y   CONTKSTANTP  IX   Al'TraiOIIILK RACK  New "iinl, .July 11 ��������� Thiitvthii't-  1 out 1 up; tais he.limit moie than ������  hundie.l aut "mobile i uthnsuisis slait  ed fio'ii fins citv today to compcli  in .1 oiij-llioiiisand/ mi le lelialnlilv  loci f<;i a liophy olTeicd by Chailis  (; CJ1 itld* - 'Ihe .stall 'was m.iili  ft0111 the \ul'i'Mobile of Amenta, .11  i-iflh        V'.eiuii-     II    is   o\pco(ed   1' .11  lU 1    (l.US    Will       Ia'   lCt|pllC(l   I01     lb.  run,  whith      will i-i\<l  in  the     \V1 it  JMi\m tains.  White Chiffon.  White ebin'ou washes perfectly, bui  a better way to clean it is by a tin  method. Use two parts of finely pov,-  rtered starch to one part of powdered  borax. Spread the chiffon on a cleat,  muslin and rub the mixture well into it  Shake this out and sprinkle liberally  with cleau Hour and borax. Cover and  leave overnight. The next day m-wsli  and shake every particle of powder  from the chitl'ou. It i������hoin;l he f<>un<)  juite spoiling.  ..r..l>������alers la  ',/  Pianos and  ... 1..  Organs ..  LaJysmith, B.C.- ,,,-,; c   - ,--  Under New Managment  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, &:"C:V  McKinnell &Woodbank  Proprietors,;, r;  Modern and     Strictly First ClavaaV.  Commercial Mens' headquarters.  Fire Proof    Building.   .'  TEL DOMINION  ���������Rates ������1.25 ai d*l .&"���������  Free bus to all steamboat lamin-jji an'' j  railway depots.    Electric car* every Gv J  minutes to all parts of   the ci������y.   Bai I  and table unexcelled. j  F. BAYNES, Proprietor, -  ABBOTT ST.,  VANCOUVER B, C.  Ice ciearn and  ice ciea'ii sodas  the i!iii������f store at all  times.  ������V\V<i*V������?'.''*������'-V'**\1*������ *<���������''������*'������'���������������*'%%���������  GEO.  VUEN  Merchant Tailor  -  Ladysmith  Ne\*'ly fitted up and  Furnished  (r  W{     w*  Good tablts and good  Rooms !  PORTLAND HOTEl_|  ANGELOTATE, PROP.  Board at reasonable  Rates  The bar is extra  well  Str.cked  *n  "op   i^xppessin^  Light or Heavy Teaming  Wood and Bark for Sale  Bl'GGIKS  FOR  I1IRK ':���������:  :���������:   Reel.  KP1MP, or leave or leis      at  Leigb.'3 Transfer Stables  Seattle's Great  Papers,  fNfi  OAllt  WNDAT  nr.CEA.wisi  ������  * -1  TM    &  fVt*    -  nrnuMGricai  Wlitt fIf #M  m  D"iUy S*-->������-l5itr.lll-J,������!;t;fcr,- " i? W ' a (  PubJahea    the    fullest    '.eieg: \yhJi  news from all paits of  the world  ,AU the state and local news     Dally  ^and Sunday edition, 75c per month  iMMlty Pia8t-la'.elli&en������er, 40 to 51 f a������es  The largest'and most complete Son'  day paper'aorta ot San Irrandsee  Special departments of literal-ore,  ol fashion, of women's news. Sunday edition, f2.00 per year.  Twfca ��������� Week PMSt-lntelllfccncer  All the' new* of the week In oonetae,  dotatled form. . THE TWZOB A  WDBR ED1TIOH IS THE BBST  TWICB A -WTBEK PAPEB PUB-  XJIHBZ) OUT THE PACIFIC COAST.  Write for-savnipls roopy and W oosv  vlaoed. "- totswriptloa prloe, f 1.00  pj������r ys������r.  THE JONES HOTEL  eaM.aaB<sa-Ha������  OBe Dollar Per Day.  Gooff Table, Good Bed aad Good Ba*  (Hal! Block fr������m Deoet.)  GAT ACRE ' STREET-  - Ladysmith.  Grand Celelbrration  AT CUMBERLAND  Orangeman's Day, Wed., July 12  ��������� 't ~n  ifr-  ^4-^k,  A special train will "leave Ladysmith at 5.15 p. m., on Tuesday, July  11., lor" Nanaimo, connecting therewith the Steamer "City of Nanaimo."   Returning, steamer sails from Union Bayf  for Nanaimo at 11M p.  <  ni-.\ Wednesday. July 12.        . , ���������-���������.,.  '    ~      -.-���������-' GEQ   L   COURTNEY.  Dist. Freight &, Pass.  Agt.  -ass  ������^fa*H%������ey*'������VW#*������������^������,l%.,������������^  '^THETYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.'   I  FURCtlASBRS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, GOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  ,   \    Smelting \Vork:������ at  UDYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  I  Al  WUTikt  Wtkxtytomim     fli    /  Be siire your ticket ftods  via   ���������  ^ ^ i. *~^  Overlands  rMT-nnmMBicn co.. **tm, wanv  * ���������-���������. ������. WafTOlf, Bustnees Xaaager.  1  I  CLERMONT LIVINGSTON, TNOS. KIDDIE.  ;        Stneral Manager. Smelter Manager,  'f^k#a*������*if*������a^^  W. SILBR.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DEIIV������RY  <; i - - .--  W������RK PROMPTLY DC.- '  '- Loft-re ���������rders at the Abbotsford.  LADYSMITH SIlAVINlj  PARI0RS  HIGH STREET,  :���������:���������: Best in the City :���������:���������J  KATXta la.0������ PUR DAY  aVAMN,brXOOMa ;. .  BAR SUPPLIED WITH BB5������  WINKS, UQUORS, CIGARS  ABBOTSFORD HOTEL  Bestseeoinodatien in town, _ Splendid hunting and fishing In near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRlE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  nnnngsiuiu>iMWiKiiii<i>(iyifii  *j-l?A."-T"'*l",at>  j ~*ft*vla>~Jk  k ������ .  FIRST AVENUE  'PHONE 6-0.  TH6 CITYM3RK6T  ���������R... Williamson. Prop  ist. Avenue Ladysmith B. Cm  ;ses  i?-^"dS?SS������*SSS^������S3e^ESSSK5^Si j  Public Notice  Kind  Attention is called  to the      tact, that the  | Oglivie Flour Hills Co.,- Limited,  makers ol ROYAL HOUSEHOLD FLOUU have, for some time  past beer, producing flour in a ' aslly improved and purified ioi'in  by   tlic aid of ELECTRICITY     .  and  having secured  control  of    .dl   the b-isie patents relating thereto, tal-.'e  this opportunity of a dvising   the   public   that  any   iinautli-  ori/.ud  users of the. electrical    Hour  purifying  piocesses   will  be prosecuted.  Ogilvie Fiotir Mills Company limited  "������i'0 tiao only     ���������oaillei'siu Canada whoso iFIour i������  I  g  .p*arif ied by the electric process  'this   Hotel   has    been  completely  iJoard  und  lodging $1.00  per day.  renovated.  5ra-W.'*j  A   i  OTEL    PRETORIA  P.ar   Supplied With 'fclie   Best    Wines,  Liquors  and  Cigars.  1st Avenue  :-: Ladysmith B.C.  <rwx  ytfi  ,%**  /&>  m  a*  Geo. Roberts,  +<%*>  apket  X Prop  Done Promptly and  Office  HILBERT  (; HENKVS NURSfRltS  NEW CROP-  Home Grown & Imported ,l  OaSdEN,     FIELD     *** FLOWER  y= ������EEDS,'<"  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAM^TAL    TREES  CHEAP EXCURSION RATES lo  ALL points east, June .29, 30, July  5tfif \  Shortest route to Femle, B. C,  and ALL KOOTENAY POINTS.  For rates. folders, \ sicepinf car  reservations and ������.ll inf6imation'~call  on or address : i  S. Q. YKRKES,     E. R. STEPHEN  O.W.P-A-, 7I GflVptajniBt st  Seattle, Wash, Vjctori*vM-C-  .HOPODENDRONS, ROSES,  :  'GREENHOUSE  AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or lass.    Catalogue free-  3010  Westminster  Road. Vancouver.  Are You  Going: East  F flcB  BARR1STOR*n<T  SOLICITOR     #v  NANAliVW), _   L4DYSM1  ti'  h  i-.  Tbaa se sure your tickets read  the  via  The only line now making UNION  DEPOT connections at ST. PAUL  and MINNEAPOLIS with . .the  through trains from the Pacific  Coast.  f THE     SHORTEST     LINE, THE  FINEST TRAINS,   THE  LOWEST  RATES/THE FASTEST TIME.   .  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   PAUL,   CHI-  OAOO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS  CITY,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  .For complete information ask  your  local, agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  fteasral   Agent,  720 2nd Ave., Seattle.  I! i  LlVERY, BOARDING AND      ���������'������  I  *  I  f-  :SALE5 STABLES  EXPRESS WQRK  A SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  IpHONEc66  LADYSMITH *  ^^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^������f.-..--. ���������^^���������-���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������*i  WM. MUNSIE, President J. W.  COBURN, Man. Director  S     r     -     ���������   i  T������lephoneg46.  The   Ladysmith Lumber Co  Ltd,  MILLS   AT  FIDDICK  AND LAPY SMITH-ShJngles a Specialty.  j;V    :T .i���������.���������:/.������������������ ��������� v.);       :;    -srllanufacturers    ot=T  Rou*h and Dregged Fir aHd Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  sJti.KlIa  Dried  Flooring     and Finishing    Lamkec la   Stock.  fl^liINM)IAHBANK  J'aid-up Capiy, $8,7QO,0OO^r_v Reserve Fund, $3,500,000  :,'VJ.:,:  heAb/office,Toronto ������������������'���������;  BE. WALKER, G������iieral Manager   .    ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  TICKET  Cor.   Government  Victoria, B. C-  t)FFICE  and  Yates Sta.',  3  Trains   'I  Transcontinenta'  Trains  Daily  3  BANK  MONEY ORDERS  *      '      "^ ^       IBSUKp AT THE rOLUOWINQ RATES :  $5 an* urid������r.......'..;..            3 cents  Over  $5 and not exceeding $10     6 cents  "    $19    '"'���������*> " $30...... 10 centa  . :   ������   '$3ii;V    " '      '   " $50...... 15 cents  These Order* are Payable at Par at any oflice in C nada of a Chartered Bank  (Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking point:, n tho United States. .  ;' ���������> '   WBOOTIAIILE AT A FIXED RATR A  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMAIERC -, LONDON, ENG.  Tliey form an excellent method of remittin   small sums of monsy  ' - with safety and at email   ost.  One of which is the" famous "North  Coast Limited," Rida on it always.  Up-to-date Pu]]map and Tourist  sleepers oft all trains- Thl'QU|h tickets issued to all points East and  South, also Pullman tickets issusd:,  and berths reserved.     ' .       -'  Only  direct  route   to  Yellowstone1  T'erk.    Cheap-rates  irom all points  Sasti frota March-1st to'Italy. 16th.  Steamship tickets on sals te  Suropeun points. Very low ' ratss  now in elTecj;. Cabin accqmmodjtion  reserved hy wire.  For further  particulars call at tha  ���������jtn or phone No. 456.  A. D* CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A.,  N.P., General Agtnt  Portl&jd, Ore. Victoria, B.C  LADVPVJTH BRANCH  W.  A.  CORNWALL. Mamafar.  i  all  BOOTS AND SHO ES AT RIGHT  . PRICES.     \'-  Repairing and Ba*king to order   a  ipeciality. ^  THOflAS MCEWAN  1st Arenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  ���������est ,acca������naadation lor transient  ink" 'perataaeBt hoarders' and lodgers.  ^WATSJTTi       HOTEL  jtRAND^  This new -Hate).has been ceaifort-  a->ljr furaished and the bar 1b u������-to-  4i*.te.. .Rates Jl.fB a day and up-  i������ vrds- ..  - .' WM, JBEVERIDGE, Prop,  ������r*llAMi������'la������t >������; >*^ ^Ladysmith  LADYSMITH BAKeRY  HOP LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED AND FRESH.  Confectionary of all kinds.  Orders taken for Pastrits to ba ds-  liverea at any tim������.  Emiploymeat Agsnsy.  HAY. GRAIN AND  FARM ^ODUtif  Orders will be delivered aaywhers  in thc city promptly and at the lew*  est ponsible prices.  Leave orders at Cferistl������'s, am Hh  Ssplanade.  JA3, HABKOML^        "' ������ daily;;le&gbr  mm  tmtmmim  -nwiwm. ^MMMaeeattttswaMitt^j  Plana, Specification! and Details furnish**! for all kinds  or work ia tbe CARPENTER  Line  C. B. ROBELEE, Carpenter  an* Joiner, 2nd ave, Ladysmith, B.  C.  AND  B-  ���������i  I  Its  Great   Resources  NOTICE.  Persoaa fauad using our Patent  ������������������ttle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  HUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith. B.C.  ii  CALEDONIAN"  J...  Leads Them    All  IN QUALITY  No .part of British Columbia today offers so many. aUraittaf* to tbe  tarestor as dot* VANCOUVER  lSL AND.'     '       '  ' \  Its Wast and varied natural weal th .has'' never/been as yet thc-rougWy  :  appreciated by. reason of the fact that it  before the public.  has never beea promiently. laid-  COAL  TIMBER  FISH  GAME  GOLD  SILVER  IRON  COPPER  :o:-  R. P. RITHET,  &Co., Ltd  -Pacific Coast   Agoncy.  VICTORIA. ������. :-:   -: .-: :���������B.C.  Its Vast Agricultural Resources  Ifc laa������l, when properly cleared  toil known to man,  WHEAT  will grow almost any product of the  OATS  VEGETABLES  OF  RYE  ALL   KINDS  FRUITS.   AND  APPLES.  PRUNES  ���������"     ti  PEARS  BERRIES.  ������he  A WONDBRFUL SOIL FOR SMALL  Tie Canadian Pacific Company will* adopt  a liuwal  land  policy,  and  them will be disposal of on reason-  1,500,000 acres controlled  ale tsra.s to actual settlers.  by  ������overj)ineaf lands can  Le secured    ami     money can--be made by those  who desire a new  home in a country   possessing the  BE5T CLIMATE  In the World  information  ob-  THE DAILY LEDGER, Ladysmi th, will  supply  any  tradable  to  those  who contemplate  a visit with a view  of investment  eaviitioas are found as advised.  Is the .centre of the great coal m initig  Where hundreds of great colliers come in  each year.  if  district;     a "beautiful Harbor,  LADYSMITH  IT IS THE JUNCTION  OF THE     LINE    FROM    VICTORIA   TO  FOR DISPOSAL^OF ^MINERALS.  ON DOMINION LANDS IN MAN  ITOBA THE NORTHWEST  TEKi  RITORIES     AND    THE YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at (10 per aere< for soft coal and $20  anthracite. Not more than 320  acres eaa. be acquired by one individual, or. company. Royalty at the rate  of ten eents ��������� per ton of 2,000 pounds  shall be-collected on the gross   out  : QuairU���������Persons of eighteen years  and oyer and joiat- stock companies  aeldiag fMe sniaers' ecrtifioates may  obtain eatry IorAa mining location.  A free nn..<i'< .certificate is granj^l  for "one or mors years, not exceeding  five years, - upon payment, in advance  $7.50 per. annum for an individual,  and from $50 to $100 per annum for  a company.according  to capital.  A free     miner, having discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out tiie  aamc with-two legal posts, scaring  location notices, one at each end   on  the line "of the lode or vein.  The claim shull be recorded within  fifteen ' 'days if located within ten  miles of a mining recorder's office, one,  additional day allowed for every additional ten miles or fraction. Tbe  fee for recording a claim is $5.  At least $100 must be expended  on thc claim' ' each year or paid to  theniiaing re*o*-der in lieu thereof.  Whea'$900 has bees expended or paid  the. locator, may, upon having a survey made, and-'upon complying with  othfr 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 * ukoa territory, of an  area not exceeding i(>u acres.  The patent tor a mining location  shall provide for the payment of a  Royalty of 2������ per cent, of the sales  of the products ot the location.  Placer    Mining���������Manitoba and  the  N.W.T., excepting the  Yukon Territory��������� Placer' mining claims generally  are 100 ft. square,      entry fec$5, renewable yearly. On the North Sasiial  fhewan River claims are, either bar  or bench, the former  being. 100    feet  long and extending between high ajui  low water mark.  The latter includes  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 ma;  ������������������obtained.  Dredging ia the rivers of Manitoba  VANCOUVER, and will continue to   grow in importance as the Island is '^ tnp NWT| excepting the Yukoi  developed.  Subscribe for and read THE DAILY LEDGER, LADYSMITH, B.C.:  The New Western Hotel  Good rooms,     good, beds, and good board.  Our Bar is newly fitted up and well supplied and is in charge of  JOS. PELLIQRINELLI  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of five miles each for  a term of twenty iyears, renewable in  the discretion of the Minister of the  Interior. :<  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged bed or bars of the riv������r  beldw low water marK, and subject  to the rights of all persons who nave,  or who. may receive, entries for bar  diggings or bench claims,, eacept on  the Saskatchewan  River,   where  the  lfsse* may dregde to high water mark  each alternate leasehold.  The  lessee shall  have a dredge  in  operation within one season from the  ���������ate ml the lease for each five aiiles,  but where a person  or company   has  obtained mors than one lease       one  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction is sufficient. Rental, $10 per  nnum for each mile ot river leased  Royalty at the rate of 2i per ceat  collected on the output after it ex  ceeds J.10,000.  Diedging in the Yukon Territory���������  Six leases of five miles each may b<  granted to a J'ree miner for a term el  twenty years, also renewable.  The lossea-s right is eoafiiied to th*  submerged bed or bars in the rivei  below low water mark, that boundary to be fixed by its position en the  lstday of August iu the year of tor  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge ia  operation within two years from tin  date of the lease, and one dredge foi  each five miles within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile foi  first year and $10 per mile foi  each subsequent year. Royalty; same  as placer mining.  Placer Mining in thc Yukon Territory���������Creek, gulch, river and bill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet in  ength, measured on the base line oi  general direction of t/ie creei' or gulch  the width being from 1,000 to 2,000  feet. All other placer claims shall lit  250 feet square.  Claims are marked by two legal  posts, one at each.end, bearing notices. Entry must be obtained within ten miles of mining Recorder's office. One extra day allowed for each  additional ten miles or fraction.  Thc person or company staking t  claim must hald a free miner's certificate.  Thc discoverer of a new mine is entitled to a'claim of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists of  two, 1,500 feet altogether, on the out  put of which' no royalty shall ' be  (hargen,. the rest of -thc party ordinary claims only.  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at J<he rate,  of two and one-half per cent, on the  alue of the gold shipped from     tbe  i"ukon Territory to be paid to    the  Comptroller.  No free miner shall receive *a giant  f more than one mining claim     on  eaeh separate river, creek or gulch,  but the same miner may hold   ' any  number of claims by purchase,   - and  free miners may work their claims ii.  partnership by filing notice and-paying a fee of $2.00.    A claim "may"   be  abandoned and another obtained    on  the same creek, gulch or river by'giv-  ng notice and paying a fee.  Work must  be done on a claim'each  year to the v^lue of at least $200'.  A certificate that work has      been  done must be retained each year;-    ii  not, the claim tl&il ho deemed to   br  abandoned, and    open to occupation .  and entry by a Tree "miner.  The boundaries of a claim may br  defined absolutely by having a surrey  made and publishing. notices in thc  Yukon official  Gazette?*    '        -<"  Petroleum���������All  unappropriated'. Dominion lands in Manitoba, thc North  west Territories, and within the-Yukon Territory,  are open to prospecting for petroleum, and the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company having machinery on  the land  to be prospected, an aiea of 192,0 acres for such period as he may decide,  the length of width shall not excee.  thrse times the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, andsatisfactor-  ly establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding G40 acres, including the  oil well will be sold to the prospector at the rate of $1.00 per acre lithe remainder of .the tract reserve  namely, 1,280 acres will be sol.  at the rate of three dollars an  acre, subject to loyalty at such rate  as may be specified by oider-rin-coun-  A  FAMILY CREST.  Procure One at Once If You Want tm  Uv lii (lie Stviui.  Any man or woman who pretends to  be anything in society now sports a  family crest. One may or may not hava  cad forbears, but the crest is no longer an insignia of blue blood. It can  be secured for a price, and as the  American usually curries any fad to  excess he now outciests the titled  families of the old world.  He has it stamped on his cigarette  paper as well as bis stationery. His  Wife has it woven iuto her tabic linen.  The bead of his stable orders it in  metal on the harness as well as in the  lacquer on the earrhigw door. It stares  at tbe general public from bis lap robe.  His eon has it stamped on bis seal  ring, and his daughter, If she takes up  tbe craze for tattooing, has it Indelibly  murked on her anatomy. But the-  crowning inconsistency of the modern  use of a crest is tfee distribution of  dinner favors bearing tbe crest not of  tbe recipient, but of the hostess.  A man of millions who recently refurnished his library had the crest  hammered into tbo brass frieze of tbe  fireplace, and a wholly improbable pair  of animals copied ttoui this same crest  furnished the supports for the andirons. Little Master Millions 'is sent  forth for his dally walk with tbe family crest embroidered on his sleeve,  where the child of the common people  has some small navy or army design  on his $4.98 reefer. Crests on handkerchiefs are by no menns uncommon,  and here th* work is done iu the most  exquisite of convent embroidery. My  lady's writing desk is equipped with  brass or copper furnishings hammered  iu the pattern of her crest.  Eutire sets of tableware, including  gold and silver" plate and tbe most  beautiful of glazed china, are done to  order that their owner may exploit tha  family crest. Just at present there  seems absolutely no limit to the methods for flashing one's crests on less fortunate fellow men.  One well-known bachelor who Is extremely proud of bis,crest has a novel  pipe rack.' Thc background is a whole  calfskin;'in the center of 'which is  burned'bis crest, and this Is surrounded by pipe" racks holding smoking  equipment from every corner of the  globe.  -'   ,"*  He who has not'a family crest or tbe  price thereof may employ a substitute  if be happens to be iu college. Here an  Insignia of his chosen fraternity takes  the place of his family crest, adorning  tbe furnishings of his room, his stationery .and his cigarette paper, to say  nothing of his jewelry.  ^**t*&*.& &&***&&**&&������&&*&*&$ *^&*&k*.***4>������i*!$  i  ���������W  '41  i  Union  Brewing Co  NANAIMO,   B. C.  flanufacturers of the  In  "and Porter  British Columbia  Guaranteed   Brewed  *  *  ������  >  ���������������  ���������*  ���������������  +  *  ���������  -������  t  i>  it  -i  ���������i  i  Lager  Beer  from the Best Canadian Malt Run;-Hops f'  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made to order and Repaired at short  notice.    Drill  Sharpened   by  us always  gives satisfaction.   Pick's  handled and repaired.  Shipsmitliing    in aJ1     its    Branhe^  Horseshoers'and Genera! Blacksmiths.  David   Mu rray  Buller Street   -    -    -   -  Ladyamith, B   C  cil.  JAS.  A. SMART.  Deputy Minister of tho Interior.  Department  of_thc Interior,  ASSIGNMENT  Trust  NOTICE OF  t'uisuaiit lo    the "Creditor's  Deeds    Act,  1901. 'j     ���������  Kotico is hereby given that Axel  Berg, of Ladysmith, British Colum  bia, General Merchant, by deed dated  Ihe J9th day of June, A. D., 11)05,  assigned all his personal properly,  ical estate, credits and eilecu*, wlucii  may be sei/.ed and sold under c"vteu.  tion to Albert E. Planta, ot i\anai-  ino, UriUsh 'Columbia, insurance  Agent, in trust for the purpose oi  paying and satisfying ratably and  proportionately- all the creditors ol  the snid Axel Berg according to law,  the said deed was executed by the  said assignee on thc IDlh day ot  June, 11)05. .t>  All creditors having claims against  the said Axel Berg are require! to  forward particulars to the said assignee on or before the liltlt day of  July, 1905, after which date the  said assignee will proceed to distribute tho assets of the said estate  among the parties entitled thereto,  having regard 'only o������ the claims of  which he shall then have notice.  Notice is also hereby given that  a, rfieeting of the creditors of the said  Axel Berg will be held'at the oflice  of the undersigned, Ladysmith, B. C  on the fourth day of July, 1905 at 3"  o'clock in the afternoon, in pursuance  of the said Act,, for Uie givinb-.of di-  directions with reference to the dis'-  posal of the said estate.  Dated at Ladysmith, B. C, this  19th day of .June, 1905. ������  RUSSELL  SIMPSON  Solicitor for Assignee.  Ilia Troublesome Tool Chest.  When tbe journeyman plumber went  to a Harlem apartment house to iix a  broken steam pipe bis tool chest attracted - attention. It 'was an army  knapsack that bad seen service in the  Philippines.     ' . .  "Yes," said the plumber in response  to a question by the woman who lived  In the apartment, "tliat is an army  knapsack. My son brought it home  ,w,itb him from the Philippines. When  I asked him to give it to me to improvise into n tool chest lie 'did so! I  did hot want it simply becfliise it was  uu army knapsack or because it had  been with myjsou iu the Philippines. I  wanted it" because it was light, strong  and useful. After I bad fixed it up it  exactly filled the idea of a tool chest I  bad carried in my mind for ������ long, long  time. But," with a sigh, "I shall have  to give it up."  "Why?" inquired the woman of the  bouse.  "Bectuse," replied the plumber, "it  hikes half my time answering que*  tions about the blamed thing."  DID IT EVER STRIKE YOU ?  ���������That the place to BUY YOUR MICAT   is  where  the slaughtering     is  done locally?   We are  no'L depending  on    what  ihe Wholesalers send us,  and     can    GUARANTEE   EVERY- THING lo be FRESH AND CLEAN,  PANNELL   &    PLASKETt  STFVENS BLOCK,  OAT/.cRc  fcV:-JF..j-1  LAI YSfflTH  & LAC /SMITH TRANSFER CO. x  PIANOS,     ORGANS    AND HOUSEHOLD     FURNITURE MOVED PROMPTLY A NB SAFELY.  Staifales in the rear of the Ladysmith hotel.  Abbots ford.  Leave orders at   the  WILLIAMS AW ") -JVA3KI f  *-*-*~M-<*~M'-f4~*'*--f4-f+-*-+*"M' *������������������������������������-* ������������������++������������������.���������-���������������������������+4--H-4-M-M- 4+���������+-f ������������������ ��������� ���������  i CHAIR and COUCH  COMFORT  Everycne loves a comfortadle chair. We all  prefer a good chair, one that won't fall to  pieces, in fact, a reliable chair. Our-present  selection has nsver been equalled, not'by us,  and you know our stock is always broad in  CHOICE, STYLE, and QUALITY.  COUCHES  ���������i  ROCKKh'.S  1 laid wood,  uoh.'cn finish  ?3 each  BULGING GUN BARRELS.  Tbe Ruin Tbat Ia Wrought by Care,  leaa HmidliiiK-.  I have sold gnus for ten years, aoo.  In that time tour of them have had  their barrels bulged, one by snow, one  by dirt, one by sand and one by something else getting into it. One man  crawliug through a fence got a'little  snow iu the muzzle. He coiild uot remove it with his linger, so concluded  to wait nnd shoot it out, which he did,  but he found a bulge like a pullet's egg  tm tbe end of the barrel. Another got  somg earth in the muzzle and shot it  out, and he, too, found the same kind  of a bulge on the end of his gun. Another tired his gnu at ducks, which  knocked him over on bis back and fairly got away from him. When be picked up the gun be found a nanow raided  baud around the barrel fourteen inches  from the muzzle. In this case a wad  bad probably ludsed there. This customer thinks tbe ^manufacturers ought  to give him a new set of barrels. I tell  him if the.:barrels had. not been good  ones It would have been a burst instead of n bulge, which might have  mtiimed or killed him. Another man ly-  Ingon a point brought down ������ duck with  u broken wing which'scurried for the  water. The man ran nnd struck the  duck with tbe muzzle of die gun and  in so doing got sand In it. He blew  most of it out and shot out the rest of  It. - Well, after thiif'sbot he \ouiul a  little blister two inches from the-11111/,-  zie about the size of a man's little finger.  Moral.���������Do not shoot obstructions of  any kind out of your gnu if you value  your life or gun.���������Uncle Dan iu Amateur Snoi'iBJiinu.  ,,,,,--1   50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  COBBLER SEATROCKERS, price $2 5o  POLISHED OAK ROCKERS, Embossed  Leather Seats, very fine chairs'at $4.00  CANE SEAT   ROCKERS,   Golden   Oa'c,  $4.00  HARDWOOD Dinin8 Chairs, from $1.00  CANE SEAT Di, ing Chairs, $1.35 to 175  See Cataloogue for Styles  Strong, well-made  Tapes! iy covered I.ounces ?7  20 styles   from th s  price up to %2~).  jWte"^*-*Vi  **������*! 0 M EilHO-fEt-ANniC  mmM^MiMm  PAIVrtNd,  ETC.  HVNGliN  U.O. .\ULE5  Work done properly and al right.  prices. Shop and residence In rear  of Ladysmith  Hotel.  J.  E.   SMITH,   Prop.  Contr  .ictor  and Builder  J-PIEBCUND CO.  WHOLESALE DRYG������ODS.  Victoria,  B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  ���������'    ml  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHIRTS, ETC  REPAIRING   of   all lclkds   Frcmpiijr  attended to.     Shop on G&taerc    ���������%  M. R SliPSOM  Selfoitcr,   Etc.  st. Avenue  Loin  LADYSWir  Ladysmith "Temp'e No. 5 Rathbone  Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's kail  2nd  nnd 4th Tuesday  at 7.30  ������. aa.  Mrs. Kate Tate,  secretary.  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anvone Minting a ultetrh nii.l description rm\?  quickly ascortain our ni.iiiin.i froe wliothcr an  Invention is probably p.-iiimtuljle.   Communion-  tlona strict)vci'iiltldontlal, Hundbno!  I'coiil'nti-ntB  lent free. Ol.teat npeiicy for sGcurtnir patent a.  Patents takon tliroueh SI mm & Co. receive  iptclalnotice, without cliaree, in ttio  Sckntifie American*  A handsomely llhisfrnteri* vreeklj- T.nrpest clr-  culatlon ot any sdontlBo Jourtmt.. Terms, ?o a  year; four months, $1.  Sold by:' 1 Tiewsileiilii-a.  ff1DNN&CQ.36,Croa<!^. New Tori  Branch Ofllco, 62*. V Slf WlwhlDSloti. I>. C.  II.  Meat market;  . LADYSMITH B. C.  i ZZ2Z,  LOCaL HEMS  ���������S^ K--"���������������.���������>������  _  If! ft  BAlty   W66* ^     '  gnaw  sV  Considerable 1 rouble is being expo..- '  ienced  with     the-te-ephone linen just.'  now.   I'lasiin.jT near the Unioji< Brew-  cry broke the    lines in several places  yesterday,   Tiiey     are ���������being repaired  ��������� today. . ^ I  The -young' ladies oi the Church of  'England   intend  giving a lawn  social  ��������� on ' Tuesday evening next.,  July  18th,  'Starting:'at, six o'clock,   Full  particulars of    Ihe affair  will be given later.    ������������������'  'Owing to Ihe absence ot oiie of our  employees "'"on a short- vacation, and  the failure of; an'expected ass'stant  to arrive -wo are-short, in,news mat-  ti-r 'pnbMshed- today. 'The 'publishers  ask the ��������� indulgence^of their readers  foi: a' dav or  two.  N'ot a-gieat number- or people .wrnt  iVum here. ' to ���������Cumberland last c'ven-  i:i!i-.' Tlirs.' who made -the trip ���������'���������wire  chiefly s'rorlsinm who are to pavt.'u-  ipate in the sporlin-g events i-{ l.'ie  ,eelel,.!i-alion. Ladysinith .teams will  r-oiiipcte in Aasehall nnd fooll.all  inatclies and  the hose, reel race.  TO VTNS1TE EXTENSION  Ad joining the old 1 ownsite of  DUNCANS, v.i.:;;:^  !; ��������� ���������'     '.:'..   ....���������        ��������� . ,.���������   :������������������.....       : ���������'.     ������������������ ..,' ���������        -���������,.   '������������������   ,���������."���������! '���������  A small .area has been laid off   in town lots which are no'.w offered  ���������; ' ��������� ' ''...-       .       .   .        '   ��������� .'������������������-������������������  i' .���������  afc, ���������    / . "v';;  '..'.','���������,   LOW   PRICES. AN; D ON  EASY TERMS.. V-  The  future  of  the Cowiehan      District  and   Vancouver   Island  will' exceed  expectations and   this is a-good change "-- a safe and  prirWil-.il.1<<   investment'.    '  SEE VLAKS AND PRICES  Agents, J. STEWART J. IT WHITTOME  tSmmjcxb laa'airifnrriw-alM  LACE  ���������IMSasm '   "  For Women   and  Children  ladysmith Boat Ouildio?  Cstabltsbment  Launch and Pleasure Boats ol , all  descriptions for Hire. "Boats built  to order and Repaired. Spoon oars a  Speciality.  HARRUP AND HAYEDN.  BOAT    BUILDERS.  PICNIC  Just what you want  for the warm weather to  keep your feet cool  We still .-have a ;fur  assortment of styles at  A Victoria sailor has been imbibing rather tco freely of the strc i.g  water of the . city iviiR as a, result is  tpeiid'i/ig'a day or, two in the pro\m  eial lock-up, .under the charge ol -\-r  "Pr.ssidy, suffering with an attack of  ".!). f'si"'  /..Tlysmith,   V.   I.  Duncans,     V.  I.  "������������������juttt**' -t **r-*r*ntjii'<  The. directors of .the IVIetli:x1i .1  (.Imri-'i Sun'iay -School have arrange.'  to give"_ a picnic . V. Saturday, .Ju 1 \  22nd. The p'aity . will have Lady  smith for Duncans at which pavct!--  picnic will- ' be lielil, o:i the niornii.  train, and will return on the regel :i  ceiling train.' A very enjoyable day  is i.ir -.niisttl. ;...;-  ���������Mr. Frank Porter, we'll known i-  Miis city and a rancher living |-nl  way :' between.'������������������ here and Chcmainn ���������  was the victim of a serious acei.l-. 1  yesterday. Mr. Porter was-dov, n ni  .Suniiysiile.,   his      father's ranch,   nf   i  .Clicmainiis,. -    assisting with   the  la  ing.     -J-Ie.    was standing at ,the li  :s-  ���������es'-heads when Iho. animyi'.s bolt ���������>'.  throwing-lii'in under the wagon, lb  wheels    of     which  passed     over his  -(.highs. Porkinalely neither of h.-  legs are    broken,  but thty arc bad'  ���������''hruised and cause     M-r.' Porter aculi  -pain.; ���������'���������������������������,-;. .  ''   . ..: ___n��������� ���������'  ���������     ' ,   TIIE    MAT  ,  Tho Omaha      wonder, .Tcrri-hlc 'I'd',  dy,  who    is ��������� booked    to meet Gcnv  ('ray  this  evening  in  Cumberland  ���������  a Wrestling ''niaiclii,    'best two out .  'three,' for the    gate -receipts, fiO pi'i  cent',  to the winner and -10  per eiiU.  to the loser, arrived -in the city last  evening  fr- in ���������Vancouver and  pro:ct-.i  hy. the City excursion boat to Uni..*-:i.  Tt is slated      that Teddy-is out.  iv>r  gore mid is prepared  to meet all comers.  DRYSDALE-ST������V������RS3N  Co.. Ladysinith  advsmi  ardwareCo  We Have Just  Received  a Consignment of  If* SETS  OF 40 PIECES  !  I  _.___   ���������   ACE NTS.      -   -   ���������   -  n   magnificent  patterns  BUSH  FIRES DO MUCH  ���������DESTRUCTION  Acres and acres of line timber land  on the east coast of Vancouver 'Island between Cape Mud^e and Camp-  bed ri.ver are on frc, and passengers  w!:o arrived a.t Vancouver yesterday  by the steamer Princess' Beatrice report that last night the, heavens  were brilliantly illuminated by the  /���������vy the coufaeration. The fire started  two weeks ago, and it has spread  with wonderful rapidity. Passengers  who reached Vancouver by the steamer Cassiar . report that the fre at  Val.deK Island, ii-;ar Granit? point is  extrnd:i!g in an-:! millions of feet of  valuable   tin; her  i-re   being  destroyed.  Small bv.jh fires li-.wc started al  numerous points along thc'>coa,st in  the north of Te-.ada Island, ,bu( oiilj  those nenr Cape Miiflgtr niwl on Yal-  de/ Island h������.\e j-.s yet assumed gigantic  proportions.   : n ���������  Most refreshing and exquisitely flavored iced drill! s can -be obtained at  Hie  Drug Stuff, High si reel.  TO OUR LADYSMITH CUSTOMER?  Condi (ions are such that we /iinl  our business in Ladysmith.. This, wc  most pleasant with our customers a  stock- and interests in- the business  speak for them with our customers.  have received while in business here.  We thank, you for all past favors ,  business ties, which circumstances  our customers will be made at (he  Company, until further notice.  i t  to     our advantage to close. out  regret,  as   our   relations  hive  been  lid     friends.'-"We'have "sold out. our  to  Messrs.  Blair &   Adam.  We.be-'  the   . same good treatment that we  while  regretting the .severance    of  make  necessary.   Settlements   with  present store of J. W. Heddle   &  BLAIR AND ADAM.  'PHONE 2-4.       LADYSMITH.  NOTICE  Public net ice is hereby given thai  !io person i,r p.'ii-cns sha'J < i:t or ivf  mow* .������ny limber <>11 i^ic-iioi! I, R. X,  ('raidem- lislilci, or any nf m.y  laud ii..'l.join'i!!.;. in llrigbl district., or  l(sb:lss.'llg, >T t!;cy will ge p n >:-i---  ',-ulel   a-conling  to   law.  .I AUKS  PATKftSON.  Ibile.l  .July   11,   1 :?<-.").  a ess: rs* i?j 0 s?������0  DESIGNS  __   .TR.'.DE-MAfiKS  r?^ AND COPYRIGHTS  ������w       OBTAINED  Respectfully,  W. T  x iriiKius' B'ock  HEDDLE   CO.  ParticnlarC4roo������tr������.  Teloplione  1  A FROLIC IN MEXICO  c__ .       ��������� .���������?.  BREAKING THE  PINATA DURING THE  ' ��������� '    .   CHRISTMAS  FESTIVAL.  LENZ Si LEISER  WHOLKSALF' DRY        GOODS,  MANUFACTURERS OF  fll-'.NTS'   FURNISH INGS,   KTC.  siurts, ovi-:rai,i.s, f.tc.  victoria, b. .c.  NOTIC P..  l-'i-om       this   dale   the   undersigned  vill   not,   he   responsible   for  any   in-  lebledness     incurred except on      a  ���������vritlen order signed by the secretary  Rowland  Machin.  V.  I.   EXPLORATION  &   HEVRL-  0PMENT CO., LTD.  1 ADVIC-r :.l TO PAir.STAD:!,., . p.    slbij^ a. ,  y Xo-.io.-: =.-���������. - l:'.i-ei:t:.-e Ar/; "      gSi ^,^5 S3      t  >i:c.ok':::-.-.vt.-.oi;u-i;'.1}-..:t-tUs" g  aifeSs      .Von Personal  Liability  , *c^'������fo������*_!^-������^r.'7.rT: Vr^-'^'^nii^^rfart^f**1" ���������' ��������� v>('<"n*. B. C, May 18th. i"05  VJ tJl.".^!!.  ������*wt*������ r  f*>;. fv.. s51  I a * i- IL  s^agsEass  FANCY SHIRTS  Also a Large Variety of TIES to Select From  Morrison's, Ladysmith, .B. C,  WILLIAMS   BLOCK. ���������  ts^m^s^sssss^m  - TELEPHONE  6-7  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All work guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.  High St. Ladysmith  OPEN AT ALL HOURS.  Ill*_l. I   ll    ���������llaMMaaaMaM-aaaaaWaaaMiaTaW     ��������� aaji^.>aWala������������������������������������ 1 aalaall  M Wing F/ Go,  Merchant Tailors  Ladies' and Cents' Clothes Made to  Order.  PERFECT FIT GUAR ANT-'. V"������  LADY5MITH,   B.   C.  Thla Mirth Proroklns Paitime la tli*  Oreat Social and Fun MakliiK Fea-  tar* of tb������t Senaou���������IDreaaiuit; aud  FlllliiB iae Olia.  Christmas in Mexico Is not the typical Christmas of cold aucl snow.'md  lee, but oi>a of bright, warm snnshUc,  elondless blue skies, ''flowers iu profu-  Mon,. trees iu full foliage and a life of  out of doom,  At least a week.before Cbvistnias ia  tbe principal streets of Mexico aicbt"������  are erected from shlewulk to sidewalk,  '���������estoon������d with wreaths of flowers and  buntlug lu the national colors���������red,  white and gree'u. Under the nrelies  booths are erected, and every toy liiaii-  ufuctured iu Mexico Is ou sale.  In every Mexican house great preparations are uinde for wind Is cnlki.l  the "|>iuata." Every child begs and  scraDfiB  and saves   tb������   centnvos   for  aa^aaaBaaaaaaaJaaaaaaaTi.ittta������.Tif.ri-, r- ��������� ��������� ���������Vf^>A-..>.^fag^Y.������iatw^>������^fT^^<i<<1rTn  weeks aud months ahead. All kiuds ot  articles are made especially for this  ceremouy, and every family vies wltb  Its friends and uelghbors to have its  piuata more beautiful and fanciful than  any one else's.  The pinata is really, an earthenware  utensil which is in general use for cooking. It is called in common parlano*  an olla aud is of brown pottery something, like the old fashioned earthenware crocks used in the north befora  enamel ware became the fad.  The pinatas are large or small, as th*  purse of the purchaser permits. They  are round, pot bellied and very large at  the lop. They are sold from door tt  door on the streets aud'in the market*.  They*'cost only 10, 15 or 20 orutavoa,  but the olla is the least expenatve part  of the game.  The body of the olla for a woman to  covered with tissue paper; then a crinkled paper dress is fashioned; then a  bodice Is built up draped, to represent  a loose white waist, and.-above thla 1������  placed a false fuee. The hair Is made,  with black paper, braided Into one long  plait at the back, ns the women wear  their hair In Mexico. Sometimes a  white tehuana headdress Is made of the  lace paper used by bakera and confec*  tioners. ������  A flower pinata Is decorated with  Inrffe paper fiow.evs in every color of  thc lainbow. Ued, white and green-ribbons, forming long streamers, and sib  ver and gold tinsel, glass balls and-colored lights all help to make tbe flower  pinata very beautiful. Tbe possibilities  for dressing these pinatas are endless.  Iu 4 large family, tbe ,mother and  daughters have their own pinatas, and  great secrecy Is maintained in the decoration of the olla. It is the aim of  each to devise as original a dressing  for the plnr.i.i :;s possible, and It can  be made a very extravagant ornament.  In the families of wealthy Mexicans  the luxury of tbe pinata often mounts  Into thousands. " I   -  Aftcr-the olla is decorated to the taste  It is tilled. The fixing consists of pea-  ���������juts, hazel nuts, hard candles, like  marbles, and all kinds of Mexican  dulces. These dukes are candled frut������s,  nut paste, etc.  Christmas night the pinatas are carried in great state into' the sola and  Buspeuded from tbe celling one at a  time. All the relatives of the" family  are present, and as cousins of tbe fifth  mid sixth degree are recognized and  children are very numerous there is  generally a' large gathering. They all  sit very demurely on chairs, ranged in  a row around the walls of the room,  One person is constituted master of  ceremonies, the .eldest'son or.daughter  of the house.  He or she stands in the  middle of the room.  Near by is a Jar  .or umbrella stand filled with aplsaco  j canes or sticks.   When everything Is  -ready a child or grown person-Is se-  j leered and called by name. She comes  ; forward and Is blindfolded.  Then  the fun' begins.    The person  j blindfolded is turned round and round  1 until she loses all knowledge of where  ! the pinata hangs'.'  A cane is put in her  bauds, nnd she Is told to hit the pinata  and try to break it.   She is given three  chances.  -If she falls to hit it she sits  down amid laughter and ridicule.   If  she hits it without breaking it she Is  entitled to'.a small prize.  And so it goes on, one after another  being called up, blindfolded and given a  cane and three chances to break the  piuata. Finally one more fortunate  than the rest succeeds in giving a.hard  enough blow, and, crash, the pinata  falls to the grounds In hundreds of hits,  nnd its contents are scattered far and  wide. '������������������������������������..'  A wild scramble ensues. Everybody  rushes forward to gather as much of  th - spilled contents as possible.  Vhe fortunate breaker of the- pinata  gets a handsome prize and is awarded :  the seat of honor. He or she sits down:  and is debarred from another trial at  breaking another pinata. As soon .as  the confusion dies down and order is  somewhat restored another olla is hung  up and the same routine gone through.  So the fun continues uutil the last plha-  ta is broken, and then the prizes, are  awarded.  The pinata party Is the great social  and fun making feature of the Christmas season. After the pinatas havs  been broken and a supper has been  served there follows dancing, or a traveling company of Indians from the  mountains Is brought in to sing and.  dance In un-tlve costume.  These ti-aveling * Indians are somewhat like the singing bauds which go  aiound at Christinas time from house  to bouse In England, Germany, France  nnd Italy. They have been known and  popular in Mexjeo from time Immemorial. Tbe are much In demand during  the Christmas holiday season,���������Kansas  Cltyftar. . '    . ���������_,._���������?:;  Are the order of the day  and we can supply your  wants with the many differ-  enr things to enable you to  hx up a dainty and nourishing picnic lunch.  A Special line of-  Pot|������d Meats  ���������laros  Riscuita '  Jellies  Oranges  Bananas  Lemons  Assorted Nuts  SEASON'S FRUIT ALWAYS ON HAND  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd.  ^ GATACRE ST.  LADYSMITH  W. G. Fraser  Merchant Tailor,  (ist Avenue)  Spring Stock on hand* Call early and  get your choice.  WE ARE SHOWING THIS WEEK  TWO NKW LINES OF STOVES MANUFACTURED  BY  OUR  LOCAL  STOVE WORKS  Drop in and See Them  FOUR HOLE KITCHEN COOK   SIX HOLE GRAND UNIVERSAL..  .   $15.00'  .. .$35.00  LADYSMITH HARDWARE1 CO., Ltd  Charlie   Dunn  jiGompany  ^     MERCHANT TAILORS  NEW SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS 'JUST ARRIVED.  Charles, Dunn, of the above firm, v isits Ladysmith every Sunday for the  purposa of taking measurements and seeing customers personally: May  be seen at the Hotels. We guarantee all stock and a perfect fit at the  lowest possible rates. Suits from $15.00 up.' Pants from $4.00 up. All  Hand:made. Full line of the Latest supplies ALWAYS' carried by Mr.  Dunn. ... '   , d        '������������������"."   * I Ii ill'  One hundred acres of land in Cedar dis-  trictfer; r $350  Two Sheep Farms on one of the Gulf  Islands; considerable Improvements  t---..--"     ���������;." ������������������'..-���������     --���������'.:.-' "      $450:  JOHN^TEWART "R 6. Box 268  VlRE.LlFE AND ACCIDENT INSURENK  CONVEYANCINO  NOTARY    PUBLIC.  USERS OF  WHITE SWAN SOAP  n  Stand a g^ood chance to win a  GRAMOPHONE  Every 25-C'ont purchaKe of W'h ite   Swan    Soap     entitles you to a  ticket in the drawing for 1 hi s high grade gramophone.  1  ���������MaaMaaWMaUilaX   Jil  ai "   ���������     'I'.aTi '        i     i  V B.FORCIMnER  VVATCHMAKEH,  JEWELER, OPIICIAnj  \  All work done on these premises  isguaiantced to give SATISFACTION. Prices moderate.  First Avettue,  *%,  X  w  Ladysmith,   B. C  We are maklngithem. of the Newest   Pattern and Latest  Styles.  WE DO ALIi KINDS OF FOU NDRY  WORK  Our Prices are Reasona, hie  '. SEE OUR   NEW STOVES IN BLAIR AND ADAM'S WINDOWS.  LADYSniTH IRON& STO  W V( I Kf CO,, LTD.


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