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 v\ ���������  **te  %  #/ f  %.  &  z^C  OYSniTH  v., .  VOL. 2,  FRIDAY, MARCH   10,  100.1.  PRICE* FIVB CENTS  mm m\.  - COTTAGE  IvMAN    giiO ) i'S   HIS.  [COMPAMOJN WHILE  WALIUNG  ruiES  to   induce1  VICTIM TO PLEAD  SUK IDE  II Of THIEVES ON  TBIAL  NUMBER OF CLEVER  ROBBEKSBROL'GHT  TO EAKTII  PEASANT  REI1T  RUSSIA  (Associated  Press Despatches.)  Cottage   -Giovc, March 10��������� In the  nail     of the city     maishall of this  dace "yesterday was a lettci puipoit-  ng to Lo written by John  l<Ic tcher,  tafing  that tlie  wiitei' was tiled of  fife    and had decided  to commit, sui-  I'ide    and telling the maishall where  },b    find     the     h'orly.   Fletcher  was  jound     as indicated with a wound in  Ills  head, .   but  alive.   Dc-elopiminl.s  lend  lo show     that lie w;-rs shot by  l������ohii.J?raiidoii,'who it is said,  wrote  the letter,     tlheciime Icing'J'or  lhc  jllegcd purpose of gel ting life insui-  lince of     $3,000  payable to  Branton  t>rt  Fletcher's  death.   13 ran ton,   while  Kvalking     on the" road,' it is cl.ymcd,  borrowed   Fletcher's  l culver  on the-  lneteAt of wanting fo kill a* wild animal    lie  then,      according  to   Flot-  Jhcr's statement,   turned  lhe  weapon  |)ii   the      latter.    Aflcr    having -shot  ������������������'letcher  Itranlou  tried  to incline 'the  Ivounded     man to say he    had shot  luiiiseh.   This  Fletcher ipfr-sed   to do  mil Inter    swoic to aflidaw'ls dunging Branton with firing the shot  AND   ARE   NOW   BE  ��������� Unii-'. THE AMIENS  ASSIZES  TROOPS  ARE    SENT  TO RESTORE! OR  DEB  Many Prisoners and Spoils Of War  u    By   the   Victorious  Soldiers  Palis, March 10.���������The largest number of piisouets ever tried together  in  Fiance is now before the Amiens  St. Petersburg, .March 10.���������(G.'10 p.  afternoon of the 12th.  insL,  is   sug-  ,     ,       .    ,     south of Russia have become so ser-  assizw.   I hey iormed  part of an  ad-*   ious in ���������10     <iistlict     ()f n,erili    n#  LARGE    SUGAR   RE  FINERYLSDE  STROVED  Taken  In  Recent   Battle  Japanese  FUSHUN  They  are  New Hotly Attacking The Enemy on The Heights  North of Fushun ���������  doom Prevails  In St Petersburg  * WEDDING   ANNOUNCED.  Berlin, March  10.���������According to   a  femi-otficial  stalcment  given   out  at,  |5cliweriii,   the marriage  of     Ciown  'fince Fredeiick  William and  Duch-  Jss Cecilia will  lake place in  Bcilin  *)ii  June Cth.  o ���������   -  SUSPENSION   OK   FIRM.    -  mirabiy   otgani/ed   gang,   for   a num-  bji"  of yeais undei   the direction   ol  their  leader  Maifus   Jacob,      whose  hcadijiiai leis   weie  in   Palis, .    they  c.uricd  ou I  clever robbeiies,     some  I lines accomjianied   by  manslaughter,  in   ncai 1)   ct'eiy  city of  Fiance and  also" nbload (heir booty-amounting Lo  many millions of fLancs.    Their cap-  une vms owing  Lo  the confession of  one of them.  The       witnesses   called   to   testify  niimbei   100, and (he trial is expected   Ic   last   a fori nigh I      The  court  (able   piesonls   a peculiar   spectacle.  It  is  covciod   wiih  a col Ice film       of  implements   of   the   nefarious   profession  oi   i,lu>  piisoiicis.      The     prison  vans conveying  lhe'accused,  who repeatedly  utter anatcliist  cues,     are  cscoi led by eavaliy  to  and  from the  couit,   the authorities fearing an attempt* al,  lynching.   n ; ���������        ._  A  CITY" CLERK"''  .Mukden js now in the luuds oi lhe  ���������Japanese and Oyama's dust great ob-  Orelahd'Ktusk, thai the wai ollice I jcoiuc has been accomplished after a  has been obliged io despatch'tioops prolonged and desperate battle,  there to put down the uprisings and ! A single teise sentence Irom Tokio  restoie order. The Peasants have'savs thai, the Japaiicsccenteied the  formed bands and 'have been wieak- ancient cupilafat len o'clock today  ing vengeance by wholsale, binning J a continuation has been received from  and   pillaging  of  properly.   A   sugar j Yinkow    Kutopatkin is in  lull      re-  New York, Match 3.���������The suspension of the brokerage firm of O. L.  pimpson and Company, membcis of  [he consolidated exchange, was an-  [oiincod on the exchange today. The  form's managers said Ihe liabilities  Ivere about ?IJO,I)00 wiih nominal  Assets' of" ? 15,000. Most of lhc company's  customcis  aie  women.   o   PRAISES  JAPANESE.  Berlin, March 10.���������Enipctor William, addressing the naval recruits  Jt Wilhclmshavcn yesteiday, held up  Ilie Japanese soldieis as a luminous  ������������������.wimple of patriotism and soldi-;! ly*  fidelity.   o���������;   SCIENTIFIC   LECTURE.  Berlin,   Mai eh 10.���������PioR-ssor Win.  lumbal, director of the Hamburg Ify-  leuical Institute,  bom an  American  ltit  naturalised   as  a Geiman,   deliv-  lied a lecture before one. of tlie Ber-  |n  scientific societies  last, niglil   on  Liy fever. He has  for many  years  fade the affliction subject of special  Ives ligation.   Professor Dunbar sucked eel in finding the. germ of the'dis-  |ise in tlie polleii of'ryc,mai/.e   '..-���������.'.!  jrtaiir brasses,   and   treated   horses  lith  these germs and secured  a *cr-'  [li callecfpollal.-in whicli has been us-  wi tli great effect,   entirely cut in  lany cases.  Winnipeg,      Man.  March  10.���������Hugh  McKclUr,   foimcr deputy minister of  agrieuM.nrc,. has   been  appointed  city  clerk   of Moosciav*.,  at  a salary      of  $2,000.   o   CANADIAN  NAVY.  It i.s understood on good authority that the Impeiial government has  agiced that the Dominion aul.hoiil.ies  should have contiol of the dockyards  at Halifax" and Esquinuilt, which  will be made the home of thc Canadian navy. Thc details of lhc transfer Ii.uo no( yel. been completed.' but  it is likely they will be by the fust  of July, when land defences ate to  be  liansfoi red  (o the Dominion.  FLOATING  MINES  Cause Damage to Shipping*  and Tlieir Destruction is  Advocated  merchant of St. Petersburg has received word of the dos I motion of n  large refinery by incendiatisni. the  loss involving hundreds of thousands  of roubles.   o   MRS. STANFORD  WAS MURDERED  Jury Have   Returned   Verdict to this Effect  (Associated Press Despair lies.)  Honolulu, March 10.���������The coumicl's  jury last night returned a verdict  that Mrs. Jane L. Stanford died an  unnatural death. The vcidict says  that death was due lo stiychninc  poisoning, the poison hating been in-  tioduced into a bottle of bicaibonafe  of soda, willi feloneous intern, by  some person or persons to the juiy  unknown. Thc end of lhc inquest,  with a positive verdict of minder,  leaves the police of Honolulu as  much without a clue as when Mrs.  Stanford   died.   o *���������  MISSIONARIES  APPOINTED  treat, but the     fate oi his army is  si ill   in  doubt.    With  Tie  Pass'his  point of lefuge, he is endeavoring to  extricate h;s> forces,   but from       the  meagre  information   in  todar's   despatches it is appaient that 'his situation   is  exfiomely    critical-.   Behind  thc Japanese screen -that has      been  giadually  thrown   to  the  north   and  west.of Mukden, cnl-unms 0| mlanliy  and guns are reported to be moving  liortliwaid. The  Japanese  line,   after  covering the old east-and  west Iront  is bent sha,iply towatd the noith and  fit strategic  points  is [jrojected east  until its guns are within range of the  i ail way.    On   Uic east General  Kaw  mum's  iuiiiv  is   iepoile.1  as .making  forced marches wiih rthc probable objective di stru'.iiig the letreatiiig'Ttus-  Tokio, JUa.icJj   10.���������(S  p.m.)���������Field  Al.iishnl Oyama tolegiaphs as follows:  "We occupied .Mukden lit ten o'clock  this morning. Our surrounding movement, which we have been engaged  in lor some dajs past, has now coiii-  plelch siiiceciied. The fiercest fighting continues at several places m the 'eral -Non-  \icjiiily uf Tiliiicdcii.  M  than eight miles east, where the Hun  bends sharply to the northward; was  unci3r the Japanese guns. The open  mg in the circle was then only 12  miles wide, and nothing; but a. tnira-"'  cie-couJU ,-tJien have saved the situa-  t'on.   To make matters worse, Gen-^  f������p ^left/west of the railroad^  Wc captured ; aJand General Kawamura's army onfc  real     number     of pieces, enormous j east, were reported, by forced march"  ���������nS-n^r-t^wa^Vt'o:befVea'dy-;to^thtow  quantities  oi aims,   ammunition,  provisions and oilier wat Mi],r������iio,   There  is at piesent no time to investigate  thc number of these.  ST.   PKTKI.-SHURG   DEPRESSED.  St. 1 clcisburg, March 10���������(6 p.m.)  -���������The     despatches oi the Associated  Puss from  Tokio  and Yinkow today  aiiiio.mcing  that Mukden  had  fallen,  .ind  that thc Japanese had captured  Ihoiis.mils of pnsoneis and euoimoiis  Mijiplies ol stores and guns, only confirm thc woisl fears entertained here.  Tim     desp.i(dies   of  the   Associated  Piis.s ievened here last night showed  that  Ihe ti*.ip was spuing. The    announcement  lutnished -a miserable end  to  (lie Russian cainiwU   week.    This  being  ,i, holiday,   the   war  oflice was  themselves across the Russian line of  retreat.   Ail accounts agree that the  neighborhood  of Tiela   >ur (orces   at  three o'clock Thursday morning completely   dislodged   thc  enemy,   w'.om  they are now pursuing.    Our   orce in  the vicinity  of Machunlao continues  in hot pursuit of-the enemy towards  Fushun, in  the direction ��������� f the Sna-  khe  and  cast  and  south    '  Xnkdcn,  we entirely  pressed  the  enemy     to  the basin of the Hun liver. We stopped  on the left  bank,  attacking the  enemy's  strong  fortifications     west;  and    noith of    Mukden. Our attack  battb     yesterday     must have b't*en-\againsf' *,ne fnemy, who is ohstinate-  ioughf-  under  dreadful conditions.   A:'-ly  resisting,   is  being  pushed  vigor-  siniis on (heir lelt. Apparently the closed |0 the public, hiindicds of peo-  liii.ssians aie racing nortJi wiih a ' pie iu quest of news besieging the  Japanese column  en  ait! er  Tank  and   doors m  lain      Inside the gioom was  Officers stood aiound dis-  Ihe catastrophe seemingly  a tay  of      hope.    At lour  fighting a rear guaid action with the j in ten "e.  I a panose centie a" my. j cussinj,  St.  Peleisburg  is  picjiarcd  for  the .' withoul  dust storm;was blowing alike on  friend and Ipe.V forming a vellow overhanging veil; as the wounded and  camp follotvcrs plodded northward.  There was little."consolation' to offer to those pitifully asking for news.  The churches are crowded with wives  toothers; and ^sisters praying that''  their loved ones be -spared. At least  .all classes seem to have joined in the  common grief.  All hope of General Kuropatkin  waiting for an opportune moment to  strike and convert defeat into victory  has been abandoned even by the military critics, and the papers ib a;  dolorous ������������������-strain,'-chronicle the last,  and worst^reversc to the Russian ar'  my.  RETREATINO   NOR'JTI.  news  ol  agieat  disasler,   but      all     o'clock     'tlie    ollicer  of  the general)   -Tokio, March 10.���������(noon.)���������It is un-  'apaiHse sou ices  of  iniormation  are   slab, Mho gives out olhcial despatch-   officially reported  that the Russian  tPAEADIKGOI'    '  '     INDIAN PLAGUE  ICalcutta, March  10���������The plague vie  jins for the past week-, numbered'3 I,  |KJ.    ���������    Statistics     show     that   (he,  ���������aths     from     deaths from Bubonic  ague   in   India  within   the  last few  ���������ars   reach      nearly   thirty  millions.  i  1903 the." mortality  in   India from  '���������ague  alone   wars  8f>0,(.0'l,   Thc liuin-  |.-r of,   deaths    recorded  last week,  ���������hile extraordinarily  great,  are not  iprccedented.   The   infection   rcecnt-  ;    spread'    to Ihirinah,"where it is  uking rapid strides.   This season of  e year     always favor's-.'.its spread.  ic Indian 'government is��������� making ev-  -ett'ort  to eradicate  if, . bin niiig' k;c  ns of.   towns and  scgrc^afing  tin1  habitants.      the inlialiitunls.     The  aths    arc said to be nearly half of  (6se    infected.  The Lancet recently .hiuioiiiicimI tho  ^obabl.c appointment of ;). niinmis-  iii comprising scion!ific investiga-  rs, who will assist the plague do-  .irtment in the work of eradication.  b victims are chisfly natives.  (Associated  Press Despatches.)  Pekin, Match 10.���������The chief shipping firms of Tien Tsin 'liave approached the British authorities advocating active measures against the danger from floating mines in the Gulf  of..��������� Pechili. The British authorities  communicated with Yuan Kai Shi,  viceroy of Chili province, asking for  his co-operation in the work of destruction, suggesting that he .send a  Chinese man of war to assist Vice  Admiral Noel, in command of the  British fleet on thc China station',  wlio was communicated with. He is  very desiiious tli.it-.rJI-the authorities co-operate, as lhe passage of thc  northern waters is attended with  considerable danger.  TURK'! SI I TROUBLE.  Constantinople,      March   10.���������Altogether  :i2 battalions  of Turkish     reinforcements have been  called out lo  cope   with .the ���������insurrection   in     the  province of llcmco  Arabiai  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Winnipeg, March  10.���������At the meet  ing   of   the   Presleyteiian   Synodical  Home  Mission  committee  held   heie  the following students * weie appointed to British t'olunilna Mission fields  Al.   O.  Melviri,   F.   (i.  Sulhei land,   T.  AI. Murray, W.  J. Allen, W. T. Hamilton,   Ilollis  Wiight and   E   Gosling  OLDEMP .OIEES  ��������� ���������-WILL ALL UEMAIK  -o-  OCEAN"  TRAFFIC.  I.ondtu, Mnrch 10���������In accordance,  willi the agrocincnt arrived at during flic recont conference; the repre-  rciilalivos of lhc trans-Atlantic  sioamshiji lines, lhe summer tariffs  will he. inaugurated April first instead  of  May  first,  as  heretofore.  Tho general .. increase. jii saloon  rales from P't fo $12; according %o  the clavs of steamer and the increase  of the second cabin rates by ${5  wliich  apply both  lo summer       and  winter,  will go into effect March. 24. possession,  A party of- C.P.R. ollieials, ��������� consisting of Superintendent 1-1. E. Bea.  sley, Mr. J, Goodfeliow, who will  he general superintendent of the E.  &.N, Railway when the C.P.R takes  it ovec, Air, W. O. Miller, superintendent of car service in No, 2, district, .and Mr, R, Bowman, storekeeper, spent an hour in Ladysmith  today. A delegation of thc Board  of Trade consisting of President  John Stewart, Secretary Robert Allan, Thomas Kiddie, superintendent  of the Tyee Smeller, B. Forcimmer,  and Air. Muir, of the Ladysmith  Lumber Co., met the. gentlemen ami  piloted them through the Tyee Smelter, the Ladysmith Stove Works,  the Saw and  Shingle Mills,  etc.  The gentlemen of the C.P.R., expressed themselves as well pleased  with conditions on the island. They  had no official statements to give  out, stating U'at such would  later on from the passenger  freight departments. Enough  learned by the Ledger from the  itors so that it can bo staled  there will be but very few if  changes made among the employees,  and little, if any, changes in train  service at present. Tho. tri-woekly  train south may waif for tlie Nanai'  mo boat, and ��������� there will-be direct  cominunioalion'by steamer with Van  convor once, twice, or more limes  por week. All details will be settled   after   the   C.P.R.  are in actual  significantly  silent  as   to   what       is  1ians|iirin������  on Oyama's gieatest bat-  lie litl.l.  A despatch  dated  today  from  New  i hwang  says    According  to  reliable  informal ion      received,   the Russians  hawng been dnu'ii out ol Mukden and  Fushun     and  wiih the railroad cut,  ���������ue iolr.>aling  in  a dcmoiali/ccl  con  dition     to lhe lull countiy towaids  flu*   northeast.     Detached   bodies   of  Russians     aie roughly     entrenching  v.ith a view  lo check ing  the pursuit,  but no groat rear guard action     is  nemo   fought.    It  will he impossible  foL  the Russians to keep up anysoit  or lCMslance for many thus, as there  ale n.)  means of  piowsioning  in    tho  tough country through which they ar������  rcliCilirig     lt   is  U'licw-d  (hat   thc  Russians m.n   attempt   lo teach  Kii-  iii,   22">   milt-,   noilhe.is-l   ol   Mukden,  tlnoiigb      (he   \.-llo\s,   'nit  asocial  Japanese coi|.s  fiom   the diiection of  lhc      Valu   nu'i    (piobably   General  Kaucimuia'i   lorus)   llnoalois   to cut  them on.   Genet al  Kuroki is aihanc  ing northwest and is forcing the Rus  sians against General   Nogi.    .  The casualties  oi^ both  sides  have  boon enormous.    The  Russian      tenth  army coi*| s were practically aiinihil  lateri at Takcliekiao.    Eight thousand  'Ri.ssians  fell  at  I.i.'ul'.uaiipi'o.  DIRECT FROM  OVAMA. m  agttMPQB"1 jf.Qgr������B������aan>waari  :i<-1 iihi   of   the  of   Trade   is  Yan-  highly  como  and  was  vis-  that  anv  Thc  followiiij  couvor   Board  cominciidabli:.  COMMUNICATION     WITH     LADYSMITH.  Mr. Malkin drew atlentiiui to tho  lack of direct coiutnunioal ion between Ibis city and Ladysmith,  which scut all the latter city's trade-  to Victoria. Now that the C.P.R.  was  about   to  take over   the  IC     &,  N   Railw.iv, ho  thought  a committee NEWS  IN ST. PETERSBURG,  should   he   appointed   lo interview Mr       St. Petersburg, aMarcli 10.���������(2.10 p.  Marpole  on  the  subject. m.)���������'lhe  extent,  of   the   disaster    to  Mr. Jackson said he was about General Kuiupa,tkin's army is as yst  i.> introduce amotion on the subject unknown here, but the most sinstcr  I iis motion, which was seconded by reports receive credence .and the pub-  Air. Ma,kin, was as follows: "That j lie believes dial Hold Marshal Oya-  ;Lis Board respectfully urges the an- ma ]lilS .succeeded in closing the iron  Miorilios of the C.P.R. to grant a ( ring around at least a large portion  favorable response to Ihe request of ' 0[ |,|lc army. Communication with  tho residents of the. City of Lady- hviululrii i.s apparently cut, as no word  smith and diicct daily passenger and j has arrived dated later than yester-  ricight communication bo speedily es-j day at live in Ihe afternoon, when  lablishod between (his cily and Ladysmith, and that Messrs. W. It  Malkin,  '(.!.   F.   Jackson,   R.   P,     Alo  es,   appio.u'licd      a.group of  waiting  foreign  concspondents   and  said  disconsolately "No despatches from Kuropatkin  today.''   'I hat was all.  Us-  ualK   he had  been  ready to oliei  ev-  pl.in.iI ions, hufc- today he said  in reply   lo all  liii'iiuios   "Y\e have atso-  Iutely  nol'iing." A'nothcr  officer   was  asked by tlu* cm respondent of the Associated  IVss foi his opinion of the  ie; oil   Unit  the major  part of     the  armies of Generals Bildctling      and  Kaulbais     weie  cut  oft    lie replied  IhaLhc thooglit,  considoiing the situation of last, night,  anything     was  possible    11  was his idea that Kuro-  palkin   in.u   ha\o  delibeiately   sam-  (icccl  100,000 nun  by  Inn ins two or  thiec coijs at the Japanese in order  lo Pi ing oil ihe bulk of his shatt?rcd  ,u hij        The     ollicial  lepoils whicli  b.i\e aiined  hoieare   being held    at  'I saiskue-Selo, whole a council of war  is   in  pi unless.    They   will  be  gncn  oi.t  la'ei.  Uaslimnlon, 1) ('., ALucIi 10��������� The  Japanese legation today received the  following cablegram from Tokio'  "Our troops occupied Mukden at 10  a. in. Friday. Our enveloping move-'  monts have proved successful and the  bloodiest battle is now proceeding in  varinus places near Mukden."  FUSHUN  CAPTURED.  Mukden, March 10.���������Fushun was occupied by lhe Japanese last night.  The lighting continues on the heigths  north of Fiisliuu.  According  to   the   following  cablegram received by  the Japanese legation in Washington from Tokio under  today's date,  Fushun   has  been  captured'      "Our  detachments  occupied  Fushmi   on   the  night  of   March   Oth,  and now are attacking the enemy who  is posted al th-i angle of the heights  north  of Fushun."  Lenuan, II. A. Stone and J. E.  Ho', fcrull bo appointed a committee  to present (bis resolution fo the local management of thc C.P.R. Company."     Carried.  (he situation of General Uildcrling,  . who coin ma iidcd the roar guards and  thousands who were lighting off the  Japanese assaults almost af th:* wall  of the city east and north of Mukden, was desperate.  1 Even from the ea,st, General Kuroki pushed through until Fu Pass, less  strength  west of -Mukden consists of  two corps.    The Japanese,   wjio destroyed the railroad, are pressing the  Russians northward and the portion  of the Japanese centr2 following the  Russians along  the  .Mukden   now  is  engaged six miles north'of .the    Hun  River.    The extreme  Japanese right  is within five miles off Fushun. Nearly all  the Russian heavy guns  and  many field guns have been captured.  The     Russians  seem  to  be  moving  eastward toward Fushun, jvj1,11     tn������-  object of retiring north.  ��������� (The above reference to the Pght-  ing north of the Htm river conllicts  with the official reports, but possibly  is later news.)  -".      YESTERDAY'S  BATTLE.  Mukden, March 10 ���������(Thursday, mid  night)���������Nature today raised her hand  against the frightful slaughter west  and northwest of Mukden. 'The hurricane of wind wliich has been raging  since morning raised a blinding dust  sfrom upon the broad, fiat Liao river valley, in which it was impossible  at times to see a distance of two  hundred paces. Unable to distinguish  objectives both armies necessarily  ceassd. to a large extent, their artillery and rifle fire and a strange boding of the quiet reigned along the  western and northern fronts. There  is strong reason to believe, however,  that the Japanese columns spent the  day in an uninterrupted movement  toward the north to occupy positions  for a still more vigorous attack on  the railroad tbe minut:: the storm  cleared.  ���������EXPECT  TROUBLE  AT  HARBIN.  Paris, March 10.���������The Russian embassy officials explain that General  Kuropatkin's retreat as being part of  a settled plan. They say the real  struggle will occur af Harbin where  the Russians will concentrate large  reinforcements.  MUKDEN FALLS.  Tokio,  Masch   .10.���������  The  Japanese  occupied Mukden this morning.  PRISONER'!'   GALORE.  Yinkow," March 10.���������Mukden fell at  ten o'clock this morning. The Russians are panic stricken. Thousands  of prisoners and enormous quantities   forc  tllc  Russians  have been hold tag  ously. A heavy dust storm obscured the sun Thursday and as a consequence darkness precluded seeing any  distance.  NEW PREMIER.  Copenhagen,   Alarch   10.���������The   cabinet crisis in  Nonv^.y has  been  settled by a coalition of which M. Mich  alsen is  the premier.  PRAISE  FOR  OYAMA.  Berlin, Alarch JO.���������Ahlitary writers  here discussing General Kuropatkin's  situation  admit ils  exdeme seriousness, hut do not believe a new Sedan  will  follow. They   argue   that      the  Japanese army is not slrong enough  in     numbeis to compel a surrender.  Unstinted praise is  given Field Marshal  Oyama's   military  achievement  iii  the present battle,  hut it is   believed   that the territory over which  thc fighting has been going on is too  enoimous  to expect  (hat  tho Japanese seriously  plan   fo suitound     the  Russians.  RUSSIAN SQUADRON.  Loudon, March 10.���������According    to  the St.  Petersburg  correspondent of  the Daily Telegraph, a telegram from  Vice Admiral  Rojestvensky not yet  published  states  that  four     of     -''s  warships are incapacitated   for  firing  because they are  too heavily armed  and that the problem  of coaling has  become so difficult that it is feared  :  he  would he unable    ���������*>  proceed     to  the  far east.     No  further  news has  reached , London   concerning   Rojest-  vensky's   squadron,   but  reports  are  current at Dover  that all  the ships,  of the Baltic fleet have been ordered  to      return   to  the .English   Channel  [lending  further instructions.  YESTERDAY'S   FIGHT.  Mukden,      Alarch     10.���������(Thursday,  March    3th,  10  a.m.)���������The Japanese  last night pushed up from the south  across   tlie  abandoned   plain  hceween  Shakhe and  Mun rivers,  and arc,  as  this despatch is filed, about five miles south of the latter slreamf From  the   Hun,   opposite   Maehiapu       and  northward,   Japanese   batteries    are  pouring   in   a ceaseless   fire.       They  succeeded in replacing siege guns and  molars   at   Diuslianfan,   about      six  miles  west of this city, whence they  opened  fire at     dawn.      Riushantan  was   the  scone  of   the   bloodiest" and  most  desperate   fighting  of  all   this  terrible battle.       Its possession was  vital  to   the Japanese,   who stormed  it   again   and   again.    The   Russians  dislodged   them,   but the Japanese finally   recaptured   the   village      after  much   hand   to  hand   fighting.  Eyewitnesses say (hat the dead  scattered in the streets, court-yards  ���������and houses have been unburied for  four days. Rifles and other arms  lie about wrenched and twisted.  Hand grenades were thrown hy the  Japanese and thc garrison was subjected to the concent rated fire of  as many as a hundred guns. Diush-  antau, once in the 'hands of the Japanese, I hoy could train guns on Mukden, railroads, and station and there  of stores and guns have been captured.  PURSUING THE  ENEMY,  it at a frightful cost. The Japanese  are also concentrating their efforts  about   seven  miles  north  of Mukden,  Tokio,  March  10. ���������(11 a.m.')���������The   and   about   five  miles   west  of     the  , .,     . '     . ,    ,.���������      i, ���������   ,,���������������������������   ,.���������������������������:,,    railroad  with  the obioct of breaking  following   telegram   has   been   teceiv-                        .      ...      *... ,  I through and cutting off the surround  ed from thc Manchurian headquarters   .       <roops  in lhc field: "In thc direction oi j 'A blinding i'usI; storm has been  Singe Ohing for some days our force raging since d.: M",hf and the Hay  has been attacking the enemy v.ho promises to wit,: ss a most gruel's making an obstinate t ., n* in some encounter, U"' result jf wliich  strong positions.   Finally,  in       the   Lo  one here can foresee.  i   JSgigfflBffWWWi'^^ Kmxppzz*.  ���������^f^-ai'-'T^rT?"���������  irsaiviajj^-DVgB <fi  \*  aaai.l.ifWal  ILU.i-Ml  BB>������l>waaaaj"*  THf LADYSMITH  IEOGER  Published   every  day except Sunday.  BY    THE    LADYSMITH      DAILY  LEDGER  COMPANY.   .  and French Street.  Office corner ol First Avenue  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  50 cents  a month;    $5  per year  advance.    Advertising rates on ap  plication  FRIDAY, 'MARCH  10,  190.").  HENSVS NURSFRIES  m  The claim* shall be recorded within  fdtcen     days  if located within     ten  miles of a mining recorder's office,, ana  additional, day  allowed  for  every ad-j NEW CROP���������  dilional ten  miles  or  fraction.    The '  fee for recording a claim is $5. -Home Grown &   Imported  At    -least  $100  must  be expended  THE WAR.  l-rom the most.recent despatches  from, thc scat ol war the conditions  scein to be all in favor��������� of the ���������i.ap-  aoesc Kuropatkm is diheu buck  forty, miles from Mukden to Tic Pass  and lias not as yet been able to withdraw his entire army.   Unc section of  .'80,000' .-men seems to ba imperiled,  and other sections arc not yet in  safety, I hat is, Mich sufcly as Tie  .Puss can .give vhem. If reports  prove, correct, for we must remember that all   , war reports arc given  ' out'hastily aud in many cases not  y'erilicd, the fighting fronts extending over many niiles.it i.s impossible  to know accurately ' the real conditions, it would seem as though it  were only a question of a ���������Jew days  more before the victorious Japs will  again force battle on JXuropatMn. on  Tie Pass.   Thc result   will evidently  .be that the entire Russian army  must surrender or be destroyed. Nov  er in thc history of the world has  there been such slaughter,- never has  greater bra\ery been shown by any  nations on earth than by the soldiers of the Czar," but of what avail  against men -jijiially brave and who  are, in addition, fanatics. Men who,  lite (he daps, will die rather than  surrender. No case has yet been reported where' lighting has been going on between the two armies or  sections )rt them, but that both sides  have shown remarkable bravery and  stubbornness. Superior arms and  better generalship, together with a  combined national actiori has so far  won for thc daps and must, now, in  til the end of thc chapter. What the  effect upon the nations of the. world  will be a, hundred years from now  cannot be foretold, but it would  seem, in,the natural course of events  that China will be gradually absorbed ' by Japan. If her men arc-  trained arid taught the art of war a-s  Japan now* understands it and "all  China,    Japan, Korea and the brown  - and yellow men of thc world stood  together they would control the  world, for added to the natural bravery of the men from the cast they  arc fatalists and have no fear of  death.  HURLED TO DEATH.  Wilkesbarrc, Pa., March 8 ~ While  seven men were being, hoisted in the  carriage at the Clear Spring Colh-  c"r7 at West ���������Filtson, the rope brouc  nnd the men were hurled to the bot-  iom, a distance of 2.0 feet, All were  killed.  PAINTING,  PAPEk    HANGING.  BTC.  Work done properly ami at right  prices. Shop and residence in rear  of Ladysmith Hotel.  J.  E.  SMITH,  Prop.  SYNOPSIS OF REGULATIONS  FOR DISPOSAL OD MINERALS  ON DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST TElli  RITORIES AND THE YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at $10 per acre for soft coal and $20  Ior  anthracite.    Not  more   than   320  acres can be acquired by one individual   or company. Royalty  at  thc   rate  of   ten  cents  per   2,000   pounds  shall  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>-...er's certificate is granted  for one or more years, not exceeriinp;  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  (.,500x1,500  feet  by   marking out  the  dame with   two  legal   posts,  bcarinp  location  notices, one at each end  the oue of the lode  or vein.  upon the claim each ' year or paid to  the mining recorder, in lieu thereof.  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with  other requirements, purchase the land  at $1.00 an acre.  Permission may  be granted by the  Minister   of     the Interior  to   locate  claims containing iron and mica, also  copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  area not'exceeding iGO acres.  The     patent for  a mining location  shall  provide for the payment   of   a  Royalty of 2A per cent,  of tho sales  of the products of the location.  Placer    -Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T.,  excepting  the  Yukon Territory���������Placer  mining claims  generally  are 100 square;  entry fee,  $5, renewable yearly.    On  the North Saskatchewan' River claims are either  bar  or, bench,  the former being 100    feet  long and extending between high and  low water  mark.  The latter includes  bar diggings, but extends back to the  base of thc 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  '1 erritory��������� A free miner may obtain  only two leases of five miles each for  a term of twenty years, renewable in  the discretion of ������the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged  bed  or  bars  of the 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  tnc  lessee may drcgde to high water mark  on each alternate leasehold.  Thc lessee shall have a dredge in  operation within one season from the  (late of the lease for each five miles,  but where a person, or company has  obtained more than one lease oiio  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction is sufficient. Rental, $10 per  annum for each mile of river leased.  Royalty at the rate of 2i per cent,  colluded on the output after it exceeds $10,000.  Dredging in the; Yukon Territory-  Six leases of live 'miles each may be  granted to a free miner for a term of  twenty��������� years,  also  renewable.  The lessce-s right is confined to the  submerged   bed   or bais   in^the    river  below  low  water mark;   that: boundary to be fixed by its position on the*.  Istday of  August   in  the year   oi 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  the first year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer .mining.  Placer Mining in thc Yukon Territory���������Creek,     gulch,    river and hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet     in  general direction, of the creek or gulch  length,  measured on the base line or  the width ��������� being from  1,000  to  2,000  feet. All other  placer claims shall be  250  feet square.  The discoverer of a new mine is entitled to a claim of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists of  two, 1,500 feet altogether, on the out  put of which no royalty shall be  chargen, the rest of the party ordinary  claims   only.  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at tlie 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  of more than one mining claim      on  caeh  separate river, creek or  gulch,  but  the same  miner may hold     any  number  of claims by purchase,     and  free miners may work their claims in  partnership  by filing notice and paying a fee  of $2.00     A claim may    be  abandoned and  another obtained     on  the same creek, gulch or river by giving notice and paying a fee.  Work must be done on a claim each  year to the Value of at least $200. ,  A certificate that work has been  done must be fM-siineu each year; if  not, the claim :).?,A he deemed to be  abandoned, and open to occupation  and entry by a tree miner.  The boundaries of a claim  may    be  defined  absolutely  by having  a survey  made  and publishing  notices   in    the  Yukon   ollicial   Gazette.  Petroleum���������All   unappropriated   Dominion  lands  in  Manitoba, thc Northwest Territories,  and  within  the Yukon Territory   arc  open to  prosepct-  ing for   petroleum,  and  the Minister  may reserve for ah individual or company   having   machinery   on   the   land  to  te prospected, an area of G40  acres.  Should the prospector discover oil  in paying quantities, and satisfactor  ily establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding G40 acres, including the  oil well and such other land as may  be determined, will be sold to the discoverer at the rate of $1.00 an acre,  subject to royalty at such rate as may  be specified   by ordcr-in-councii.  Department   of the  Interior,  Ottawa, February, lf)01.  . W. CORY  Deputy Minister of  thc  Interior.  GARDEN,     FIELD  SEEDS.  and  FLOWER  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE  AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.    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YOUNG  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR. . . .  Nanaimo     -     -    -    Lady sin it -  ^mmmmmam*mmmmmm*mmtm***"*m**'**���������****mwmwawmm*^  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,      Lad) S mi til  The Ladysmith  Opera House  Can be secured for Theatrical purposes, Dancing Parties, or Entertainments generally.  ID   NICHOLSON. Prop  2  Overlands  Daily  2  Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway  Time table No. 53,  TAKING  EFFciOT.WEDNESDAY,  OCT. 5TH.  Northbound Seutfrk-ouai North beuad Sat. Sua. Southb'������l|  Leave Daily Arrive   Leave     and  Wed.        Arrival  A.M.    P. M. P. M.     P. M.|  Victoria       9:0013:06  Victaria .....> ...   .  3:00    7:(KJj  Shawnigan Lake    ".   10:20 19:46 Shawnijas. Lake .... 4.20,   5:<M  Duncans        ....     11:00 10:02 Duncan ....    #:00 ' i:0|  Ladysmith      11:57   9:10 Ladysinith  5:52,   4.(K  Nauaimo    13:40  ������: 29 Nanaimo     .. . 642,   3:>l  Ar. Wellington         12:53 Lt 3:00 Ar ' Wellington .. 6:55 de 3:til  .    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The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co 1 Ltd,  MILLS   AT  FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH���������Shingles a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers     of���������  Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned   and   Kiln  Dried  Flooring     and   Finishing    Lumber ia   Stock.  Best accommodation for transient  and permanent boarders and 'lodgers.  G RAND    HOT tC JU  This new Hotel bas been coiiifort-  ably.'-furnished and the' bar is up-tor  date. Rates $1.00 a "day and. up-  warus. ���������  WM. BKVERIDGEv Prop.  Esplanade :���������: '>-'::.;'>���������������: :���������: Ladysmitk  Merchant Tailor  All kinds  of clothing cleaned a|J  ��������� epaired. =,  -t:,, vjag     -    "        .���������_. _  REDUCTION IN PRICES I  J. J.j-jTtlOMAS'   SiOkl  ' ON HIGH STREET.  Everybody in Ladysmith knows ?1  carry a first class line of goods.  we must reduce our stock  of Men's ant* Boy's cloth   *j  ing at     once.     Sanford's  clothing is well knows.   We  *1  will give 25     per cent ei!.   *<i  on regular rates unti, fur-  "j  . .ther notice   .  ��������� *" n  CALL AND SEE.US. v|  We carry STRAUSS' OVERALL  hand made, guaranteed, and the ci;  brated BIG     HORN OVERALL i  sale.  AT THOMAS'     STORE.     ���������  ��������� ^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^e  IHE  OF  E  Oil  WITH   WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  The Bank of British Columbia  II KA L> O K l< ICK: TO RONTO.  Capital Paid up    $8,700,000  Rest     3,500,000  Aggregate   resources   exceeding    91,000,000  Hon. Geo. A. Cox, Pre*idynt ��������� B.   E.   Walker,   General   Manager.  LONDON  OFFICE,   f;0  LO MBARD  ST,   E.   C,  The Bank Mas 100 Branches well   g in British Columbia and the Yukon  and elsewhere,  including  Urn folio vin distributed  throughout  thc Dominion  I'Territory ���������*���������������������  TUN  GRKEN WOOD  NANAIMO  < K.A -J.-l ROOK  DAWBON .  NEW YORK  VANCOUVER  EAST END  KAMI OOPS NELcO,v VICTORIA  LADYSMITH N. WESTMIN������TER       WHITE   HORSE |  Branehea in the United States  ^       RAN FRANCISCO      PORTLAND      SEATTLE     SKAGWAY  Every description of hanking busi ness ttaasacttd.   Letters of i;r*dit on  any part of the world. :->-->-..  Savings Bant Department  Deposits of one dollar r.: 1.00) and upwards received and interest allowed al, J  current     rates.      Depositors are subjected to no delay in depositing   or  withdrawing funds.  LADYSMITH BRANCH          ~< W.  A.  CORNWALL,  Manager  Your  Mark  In The World!  Don't be satisfied to work;  along in the same old way  for low wages. We can  help yon carve put 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, Civil, ir  Mining Engineer; Electrician; Sunevor;  Architect; Draftsman; Bookkeeper; Stenographer; Teacher; Sho*H-Card Writer;  Window Dresser; or Ad Writer.  Write TOI>AY. stntlnK which poal-  tion interests you, to  INTERNATIONAL  Correspondence    Schools  Box 799, SCRANTON. PA.  or call qk Qcmiackh BKremiTi'mai  KURO^TOTEL  J. GIAGHERf>, Prep.  Newly    furnished,    everything   the  best, finely stocked har.      Transient  fate, (1.90 per day.    Me������thly   rate,  J23.M.  First Avenue .   ".'. Ladysmith, B. C.  THEJONES HOTEL  One lollar Per Day.  Gooff Table, Goed Bed and Good ������������������  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIOH STREET, - - - LADYSM^  Steveni Block, Ladyimith, B. C.  Dentistry in all its branches; every-l  appliance.  RATES pi-** *BR DAT  SAMPLE ROOMS  BARiSUPPLrED WITH J  WINES, UQUORS, CIGil  Best accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and nehing in near vicinit  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSmIth,  '    DAY  SCHOOL  Usual subjects taught; also Ian-  guages; drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils and water colors, pianoforte and vocal lessons gir-  en in classes or individually.  / MISS  BERTRAM,  Ladysmith, B.  C.  Seattle's Great  Papers  f Hfi  DAILY  SUNDAY  TWICE A WEEK  THE  POST-  1NTELLIGENCER  Sammle Conies Free  Write for 6ne  Ilf-SLVCKV^^*;'.'  Daily Post-inte!li������eflccr, S3 tj 20 Pales  Publishes the fullest telegraphy  "5C / newa from all.parte of the worl^  C J A, All the state and local news.    DaL\  and Sunday edition, 75c per montJ,  Sunday Post-InteHlftencer, 40 to 56 Fages  The largest and moat complete SuJj  Se\  day paper north of San FranclsoT  /   Special   departments   of   literatnxl  of fashion, of women's news.    8u  day edition, $2.00 per year.  Twice a Week Post-Intelll&encer  All the news of the weal1: In c-onclsj  detailed form. THE TWICE  WEEK EDITION IS TJiTC BEE'I  TWICE A WEEK VATV.T. PTJ*.|  LISHED ON THE PAOIPIO OOASJ  Write for sample copy and be ooi  vlnced.    Subscription   price,   $L.'j  per year.      -������v i  All Postmasters Will Take SuTfccrlptlow :  POST-INTELLIGENCER CO., Seattle, WafJ  cvl P. WESTON, Business Manager.  SI  RE Iii 1LEDO  t J/jf \! J 39 E   IHTC-EK  ;\  L    r,  i> *  as  THEDEV  ILS ACB  It is.conceded on the southern border of Texas that the female bandit  and smuggler    who was wounded and  captured    by the Mexican rtiialcs after a desperate     battle, is no other'  than a     noted adventuress     and  all  around    bad     woman,  who is     veil  known in    tlie Indian country as Xa-  lia, '"lhe Davil's Ace. "   She is now  confined     in-a military   'hospital in  Monterey, and her physicians say she  has    performed     l.u* last daring exploit and fought her last battle, and  ,', 1hc local papers arc filled with stories of her dating     and dramatic life.  This strange character, wh0 has ex  porienced     vicissitudes of fortune in  her short    career without a parallel  outside the wildest dreams of fiction  was born in an Indian village on the  western ilaini, sr^ s fhe,Kansas City  Journal.      .'...r 'i������ t' er was a mystcr-  ��������� ions Frcn h.r....n     *,,ho lived with the  Comanche.-; for more than half a century.   'Me     married    the daughter of  Iron Jacket    and  raised  a family of  children.      After the Oomanches set-'  tletl on their present reservation this  Frenchman,..wluijfci   the  Inilianscallud  "Heap Write"  from the fact that he  spent a good deal of his time in writ  ing,  built a    home of no small ;i<;  portions, and devoted all of his real  ly fine     abilities to the education of  his family.  Zalia was the beauty'of thc family  and no one    ever suspected her when  she was a     young girl of possessing  the- traits of character     that she afterward     displayed.        She spent a  ���������year     at school,    either at Jacksonville,"    111., or> a place of.   the same  name   in some other state, and when  she returned    to the territory it was  easy     to sec that    she had mastered  many little     arts that gave her considerable advantage over her sisters.  Sometimes     she came to Fort 'Sill  when  thc Indians  were drawing supplies, dressed as n Comanche maiden  and iu     this costume    it is said she  was     uresis table.   She wore a, robe  literally covered  with  variously  colored beads     and sparkling gems, the  making of which had occupied the attention '   of two.    generations of the  most'    skilled     artists of her tribe.  Long  buking     and abusing     him with the  stinging     tongue of an educated savage,  she     threw her arms about his  neck    and drove the keen little'blade  into    his     heart.   Kissing the blood  and    foam from his dying, lips as she  gently let the     limp form sink upon  the grass,     she muttered,  '*Uow the  white  face     woman can  have you."  She     knew well    enough that she  would be   accused of the murder r.nd  she lost no     time in making her escape    from the territory.   Dressed in  a suit of her     brother's clothes mid,  mounted    on her famous black horse,  she at once     set out in the direction  of Old Mexico.  A small body of soldiers struck her  trail tho next day and they came in  sight of her. just at sunset when sho  was in the act of plunging her horse  into Red River. Several whisky ped  dlers were encamped in a grove near  the crossing, and when they saw the  I  When in the water I did not feel the news. The Weekly Free Press poss-  cold, which was intense, but I was'esses attractive special features  chilled when lifted aboard the vessel ' which arc not to be found in any  that picked me up. Of the rescued other Western Canadian weekly. For  five died of exposure. Only two in in- [ example, the subscriber to the Weekly Free Press can apply through tho  "Legal  Enquiry Department,"     free  utcs   elapsed   between   the  explosion (  and   the  sinking,   but  I am  glad     to  say  that no confusion  of any   kind  occurred.  It      was due to the valor  of our  comrade ships  that 13  officers,     six  warrant  officers  and  14(1   men' were  rescued.    Captain Tajima and  thirty  The Kings Hotel is the only place  in Ladysmith    tkat has  on draught \%  John Labatt's India Pals Ale.   Call  around and sample it.  of charge, for information concerning  all questions  of law,  and the information  is  not  only  promptly  given,  but it comes as an opinion from the  highest legal  talent.  thcir bodies until December 2, but  did not recover the corpse of our beloved commander.  Lieutenant Kashiwaga,   who  was a  g~ood  swimmer,  caught hold of    an  empty  barrel  and  evidently   tried to  make land,  but died  of    xposiiLv.  As  the ship     went down  our  thoughts  were  for our captain,  and  our  men  ii.O. MILES  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING  of  all  kinds  promptly  attended to.    Shop on Gatacre    st.  PITHER & LEISER  Importers and wholesale dealers In WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  ETC.     Large stock always���������All    the leading brands.    We'lupply-.thi  principal   hotels and Saloons in  Ladysmith.  ORDERS SOLICITED.  ���������---������������������--���������������������������B-'--^--^**^^  If a reader    of the Weekly       Free  others   were  lost. Wc' searched     for Press requires advice on the subject  ",:~~  ���������-"'���������'���������  " ���������K~" ������      ,"' *of his cattle, his horses or livestock  of_ any kind, it is not necessary to !  consult or pay a Veterinary Surgeon. I  The Free Press retains the services  Any  soldiers they supposed that they were  cried,  "Captain, captain,  where arc  about' to he attacked -and they sprang |vou?���������  but  the  r0,iing  of  the     S(,a  to their arms and poured a shower of I"  rifle balls into     the ranks of lhc ad-   s^as  thc  only  r*3SP������nsc-  vancUig    dragoons. I  o   /.alia cjuekly comprehended the sit     THE weekly FREE PRESS.  nation, and, drawing her revolver she- I  eagerly joined the newly discovered | Thc Weekly Free Press, Winnipeg,  allies. Thc soldiers were surprised is thc oldest established and the lead  and      repulsed.   Zalia,     wliile 'firing-' jllg weekiy ot Western Canada.       It  ���������P; r-r idity.    ami decision, sang an nts  t||e  WO).,(1>s  nows lQ Wcs|r  uiiian     war     song.   Galloping from  mic strategic     point to another sha  ern* readers  almost one week in  ad-  latiglicd'   and sang: and shouted as if jvance of Eastern   Canadian weeklies,  of a fully qualified Veterinary . Surgeon for the purpose of replying free  of charge to enquiries from its sub.  scribers.  Foster's  v father forecasts   ippear  regularly an.l  exclusively in the Free j  |j  Press, and many readers of the Free  Press  have acknowledged that   this  feature alone  is  worth the subscription price of the paper.  The Weekly Free Press is i. '.'Fr  which ought to be found in every  farmhouse in Western Canada.  Kind  of  PITHER & LEISER, VICTORIA, B. C  Jie were intoxicated with the joy of  battle. The peddlers thought that  she was insane.  She told them that the "blood of  lorlfr generations of warriors was  boa ling" in her .veins. "  SINKING OF  THE SAIYEN  Comn i-nder OUuda, second in command of the ill-fated,.Japanese cruiser Saiyen, when a Russian mine sent  it to the bottom, has given a detailed report, of the disaster.- His report of the accident was'-  The Saiyen was in Louisa bay on  November 20, co-operating -with the  army,  which was  then engaged in an  and  the reader of the Weekly   Free  Press can rely upon getting all thc  50  YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  attack  against  the  enemy's   strong-  chains of beads of gold inter- fil0i(*  on 2H Metre Hill.    At 2.40    in  mingled with strings of elk's teeth,  that had been dipped in molten gold  wei'2 wound . about her neck and allowed to hang .in-loops li**-low her  waist. At this period of her career,  she afterward said, she had more  than 1011 offers of marriage.  "While 1 was a- young girl I could  easily have married any one of a dozen rich men," she said, and at last  three men propoasd to mc who have  since become famous.  "  Her career of crime began about  this lime. -She fell" in love with a  private soldier, who was a bugler  and a musician. As time passed it,  ���������became evident that 'the beautiful  scmi-civili/.cd child of the forest fairly worshiped the handsome young  soldier. She would ha\c passed  through fire to have- gratified his  slightest wish. The bugler's comrades believed that he was sincere in  his protestations of affection for tlu  Indian girl.  A few clays before thc soldier lover was to receive an honorable discharge from the army a pretty young  woman arrived at Fort Sill, who  made no attempt to conceal>lo fact  that she was to become the bride of  the bugler at an early .day. Eager  rivals were not lacking to carry the  news to Zalia. She lost little time  in"consummating a horrible revenge.  The unsuspecting and_unfaithfullov  er .was lured to a former trysting  place in a grove of trees not far front  the Indian, girl's house. There the  -^alf-frcir/.ictl girl met hint with a  stiletto in her     bosom, and after re-  the afternoon there was a sudden explosion, and almost immediately the  ship listed lo starboard.- All of us  realized at once that the vessel was  lost. The ship had struck one of the  enemy's mines. The mine hit below  the forward engine room, killing five  men on.duty in the..forward engine  room and (luce in thc after engine  room.' Tire* ship made water, fast,  but her captain remained on the  bridge and directed me to take steps  to save the crew. As the ship was  sinking fast, I advised thc captain  to, take to a boat, hut he refused-to  do so, and remained at his post until death came to him.  The enemy on Liaoti mountain, observing     our condition,    mercilessly  poured' a.deadly  fire  on  us and  the  comrade  ships   that  hurried   to  our  rescue.  The  latter  ������������������>������������������>  in  their. humane task in the face ol  a vigorous  fire from die enemy,  enemy.  The  Saiyen  ordinarily  carried  five  Trade Marks  ��������� Designs  Copyrights &c  Anyone sendlnu a ulictcli nrd description ma"  quickly ascertain our opinio,i free whether nn  invention ia probably putonOtblo. Coimmmlcii-  ���������.lona strictly comment Inl. Handbook on Patents  lout free. Oldest iiucncy for secunnpr patents.  Patents taken tliroiu.'li Sluim & Co. receive  Ipccial notice, without ctmrce, iathe  Scientific Hitterim  \ hnndsnmely Illustrated weekly. T.nrcest clr-  pulatibn of any nr.lcnltuc Journal... Terms. S>> u.  year: four montba, $1.  SoHlbyall Ticwailciilcra.'  MUNN & Co.3e,Broa,5wayNew Yorfc  '<'!)������':'i Ofl'fii. fl'".'! 1" "I��������� Washlnirron. J). 11.  M. R. SIMPSON.  Solicitor, Etc.  Money   io  Loan  1st Aven e      -    -   - UDYSMITh  Ladysmith Temple No. 5 Rathbone  Sisters meets- in the Oddfellow's hall  2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7.30 p.  m.  Mrs.  Kate Tate, secretary.  WARDS  MEAT   MARKET  ON ROBERTS STREET.  Only   First Class Meats are  plied our Customers.  We will treat you right.  sup-  Job  Printing  Done Promptly and  WELL  ���������  Union  Brewisis  NANAIMO,   B. C.  ilanufacturcrs of the  In British Columbia  +i"i"4"l 4r1r4rHrHrir1r4?4rHrle1r  Lager Beer and. Porter Guaranteed Brewed  from the]Best Canadian Malt run Hops.  At  WANTED���������House to rent. One, situated near Ledger office preferred.  Apply "K" Ledger 'office. 2t  TICKET   OFFICE  and   Yates  Sti..  Cor.  Government  Victoria, B. C-  3  - Three.  Transcont nental  Trains Daily  3  Are You  Going: East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the  THE  LEDGER  Office  On 1st  Avenue  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  The Union Brewing Company will pay $i0 reward for information  which will lead'to'tbe arrest andj-conviction any person or persona  destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or failing to return the same.  m>f������f'9������99999$'#������'Tvv*������'';<i * * ^#*%y5>������������ *** *������** *������#*^  Miners1 Drilling Machines,  Made'to'order and Repaired at short noticj.     Drill Sharpmed   y u?  alwayEgives satisfaction.    Picks handled and repaired.  Sftipsmi thing  in all it������ Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -    -    -   - Ladysmith, b. C  One of which is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman rnd Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued to all paints  East      ami  boats  and'one launch, "but,  stripped j South,  also   Pullman  tickets  issued  for action, we had only three of   the  and berths reserved,  boats. Only  two  of  the  boats  could      Qnly  direct  route  to   Yellowstone  be     lowered, and  into these,  under    ^^     c rates  from all points  the  command   of   the  chief  paymas-    -,- -.-��������������������������� -   +n i\f.nviW-^fh   -  , -,.-������������������    , v    i  '     ,   ������������������,���������.������������������������'7rt ���������   East from Maicfi. 1st to ivaay no en.  ter     and a sub-liputenant, went  (0   ,���������*-*���������"/���������'      *~.     _ ,   .     '   ���������    ,��������� +���������    nl.  [Steamship   tickets on sale to    an  Yery  low  rates  men. ������������������-:��������� .._ .  .  When     the ship sank the captain    European  points.  was  on  the r>port side of the bridge  ami  I on the starboard side,   and as reserved Dy wire.,  the   ship listed  to starboard   I must  have gone down before the captain, offl or- phone No. 456.                   ���������  I sank  deep,  hut gained .the surface A'. IV CARLTON,   ~    C. E.-LANG  and caught hold of a hammock, which A.Cr.P.A., N.P.,        General Agent  Portland,  Ore. Victoria, B.C  now in effect.    Cabin accommodation  For further  particulars call  at the  kept me afioat until 1 was picked up.  The only line now making UNION  DEPOT connections at ST.. PAUL  and MINNEAPOLIS with the  through trains from' the Pacific  Coast.  THE     SHORTEST     LINE, THE  FINEST  TRAINS,   THE   LOWEST  RATES,  THE FASTEST TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   P, UL,   CHICAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITY,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  For complete information ask your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General  Agent,  151  Yesler Way,  Seattle.  All  Work   Done at  (Reasonable   Rate s  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE BEST MEATS  IN THE MARKETS. ���������  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF  THE  Plans,   Specifications  and  De-   ������������������   ROCKIES.  YOU WILL GET    THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  tails     furnisheW for all kinds   **  ** of work in the CARPENTER  ** Line  ** C.   B.  ROBELEE,  Carpenter  ** and Joiner,     2nd ������ve, Lady-  ������������������ smith,  B.  C.  LADYSMITH WALL PAPER  DEPOT.  '  Dealers in  WALL     PAPERS, PAINTS,  OILS*  VARNISHES, Plain and Fancy  Glass Pictures, Frames.  Harry Kay  Western flade For Western Hen  BIG   HORN  | Delivered in Any Part of th City f  EvcryAf ternoon  PANNELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS  BLOCK,  GATACRE   STkEhT,  LADYSrilTH, B  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� *H  'i*  LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO  x  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE   MOVED  ���������    ���������     '- . PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  Stahles ih'rear of Ladysmith Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abbottslord.  WILLIAMS   AND   WASKETT  ��������� ������������������t ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1  UNION  MADE  SHIRTS  OVERALLS  SOLD AT  -*T\  I The Daily Ledger  m  -������  BIS HORN  BRAND  Etc,  HEGISTCRCB  LEADING  STORES IN  LADYSMITH  ;50  Cents  &er   Month  3 ,  ������*!r^7gfCTi*TWiinm^^  SANITAS  The Washable Wall Covering���������a pplicd   to  tne   walls  like  wallpaper,  and can be washed with soap   and water    as  easily  as    you wash  your hands,  These goods arc sold wholesale a ��������� ������������l retail for 2!) per cent, lets than a ny imported goods of like quality.  GIVE  TI1I0   I1TG   HORN   BRAND A   TRIAL,     THE GOODS  ARE MADE IN VICTORIA  AND BY   WHITE  LABOR ONLY.     EVERY GARR1EN     T IS WELL MADE OF 000D MATERIAL AND IS SOLD AS  CHEAP  AS THE CHEAPEST, ,       '  LARD  H. W. SAUSAGE  (THE ONLY  KIND)  BLACK PUDDING  H.&W.  FIRST AVENUE.  BUTCHERS  A TRAIL OF DIRT  Wherever there are children ordinary wallpaper is  in  danger.   Ono  little soiled hand will  spoil  the   wall.    You  don't want to be    always watching and scolding, lut yo*i    must  protect    the looks    of  your house.    Why not solve the  problem  by  covering all  Hallways,  Kitchen,  Bath-room and Children's Bedrooms with "Sanitas." Samples anh prices mailed Iree     on    request. r-a9'-*V-**-
A SNAP������. gooc. English Piano by
a first-class  maker in  p ik c  order
For   $100 00.   A  Mason  and  Hamlin
Organ for  $125.00.        Apply
A. F.  OWEN,
Piano   Tuner Abbotsloid  Hote.
JW.iyoi   Cobmn  ii-lnnied  iiom  Victoria lod<L\.
JMessis. Diinsnniu *,nd Hunter passed   tlllollgll   Lu   \lclollo.  JIOlu  iVuiallllO
on   the* niuiiiiiig   train.
R. JJ   Audcisoii,  \ aiicouici.
Ci.  C.  Howell,   \Kioiu.
E.  K.  bishop,   \iitoim..
IV. JMuiisic,  Victoiu.
Flesh hot house Celery, Rliubaib,
Asp.iu^us .jml Li'Lluie at Ulan' As
Re\.  AIi.  Ala^ee,  of  Duncan,  ib  in
town   today.
Aiian-.i.finciits ha\c been made by
.Manned Nuholson, 'ol the Lad\smitli
opei a l.o iso ioi thc ap! c.uante of
Al.iihum* .\ Ficed-Gusclda toinonow
exi'innc; 'lhc noted ait isle -will be
heie toinonow eicnii't, and the houi
at  winch  lhc  conceit  v. ��� 11  eommenic
will lie ciiiiijumcd in tonioirov's> Led-
j,ci     It   will Iikc v   be at i> rfO shaip
lhc   pioieiumme  v\iiic}i   will  be  gi*\en
out     which ma)   be aduccl to somewhat,  i*     published below     Tickets
Inue  Lccn sold, .is was nccssaiy lo
i.use the iathei  huge sum  that, _\li
.Nicholson bad to guarantee to induce
.Aiadamc   Gnsclda,    who      bungs  her
own accompanist ou  piano and   \io-
iin,   to  appeaL  hole
Seals  .lie  on  sale at   Ulan* <\.   Adam s  today   and  will  ne until       si\'
o clocli   toinonow  evening    All   who
intend  to be,    picsmt should scenic
I the u stats as early as possible,  and
thc Art, I-listou-v Society.
* * X * * * *
135    U a
CHURCH  .NOTES.. (,lll  uil��  ba\c alieady lesened  seats
Methodist   Chinch��� L\en body     isi-"*!   i<-,>>i->.���      >>    >   ,J   ��*���   '-Luj      ^
coidially    nik-d   lo   the  Ewiugehstio \ A'him s and seunrj them pLomptly. so
4.eiv lies  tins cm mug at  7.30.     Rev.
All.  Al.igic,  of   Duncan,   will  speak.
A   sjiiiial  meeting 01   the   1'oaid   of
Ti.id" w,is held last evening   No mi-
poil.iin   l-u.nuss  was  transacted with
the cm.ptii ii   <u   lhc appointment  ol
.- ��� omi.iit1' i   lo  loniu   with  the  V V -
R   on 11 1- upon  their aitnal todav
Cosmopolitan, St wind for Alarch at
All Sroiy .M.i't.i/iiie Simlli'.s .mil
Tom \\at*>>i's JU.iga/inc for Apul,
at Knight s,
The new-, o> L.idysuuth's unpen l-
anie and i.��� ].>c��� i>tn>\Ui has been
.spieadiij-; i.lI and wide,,unlil at last
it h.i * leu In d lh> tais ol thc tube
of ticaliiii-, ihat inhabit only towns
of the utmost impel! tautc, and a
icp'csenlntiU' of ihe -.aid cicaluies
was in this utv this inoiiiiui; making in\ est in;.it ions to mi if it would
he ,id\isahle Ioi some of his biethein
1o cnmriate I'lic ci cat in is iifciicd
1d aie Ilie low'n sp.innw s, and the
Jppii'M'iilatiVe of tin iiohle lube, no
eloiiot lhe in^t that l\is i \ ei sliiuk
Lad\ smith, was appaitiitly salislied
with the phce, ioi he w,is pel died
at the lop ol the Abnolsioid Hotel
this mm inn;', singim; pi.uses with a
.stiemcfh oi \oi< e lli.it acock sp.ei-
iow alone is capable of, and in title
Cockney an cut It did Londoneis
good lo ]i*-timn iig.iin to Ihe thattei
of  the siunow.
| t.nat seats not     spoken lor  may  he
|    'lhe follow ing pi op amine has \eiy
iMiidlv ijoen selected iiom the icpei-
tone son toi w aid by Madame Clris-
eliia In .Mis (Hi ) \\assan and Mi
Robeil Allen, as being in then opinion, one thai will he most lnteiestinj.
to a LaiUsniilh audicnie
ln addition   to  these,   theie will be
two  numt)*eis .by   local   latent,      that,
will be announced   lomoiiow    >
Could   I YcMi
Tin   lieaminu,   IJ}e,s w'llm'n
"Mine Fiecd-Gnselda's- voice is- a
fine and powei ful sopiano of gieat
uuigo, which the aiiist has under
peilect conliol and uses with much
ehect It might" be said, without
feai of coiilladiction, that such a
\oice, combined with so magnificent
production, has not been heaul in
tins   city   duiinu,  many  yeais.
"Hei    pi ogi amine had  been     well
chosen,  both  with legal d to  the   in-   S
lieicnt  musical  inteiest   of   the   v'ii-|J��
ious numbeis and as auoiding thc |j Celebrated 1-ylllO"
aitist gieat opnoi tunnies foi show- ~*
nig hei \eisalihtv and hei command
of the seveial diflcicnt schools of
composition and styles of lemlition.
Mme Fieed-Giiselda lus the advantage of being as much ar home
in Gciman and Italian as ��he is in
English She  was  equally dimm
ing  and   satistactoiy  m   the   German
music of  Bialims  and  Goet/, in    11
Fiench   Saiul-Saens  and   Gounod,   in,*; _-T ��,    .���= j      j       *
thc Italian of Tost, and  Auliti,  and(N V/e Sell   tllCSe   goods 3l
I leuni.
I Beaiitifylg patterns and
designs in block, tile
and floral effect.
'lhe  Ro.aiv
\\e   \I.uia
11   Uauu
i'\e Soi le tliii"
Nanaimo Match 10���Mi J D
Quine, who lias hi en a 11 mi'i nl of
chc cily foi tin p,'sl ilciiii >e.ns,
and -\*hn lias hei ,i rmplosed on the
ofliee stab of tin lot il i oaL coinpan\
for eight years, has resigned his position with the Western, Fuel Company, the resignation to take effect
on April 1st., when' he will remove
to Vancouver where it is his intention to enter the wholesale lumber
business. The many friends that,
Air. Quine has made during his long
stay in this city will wish him every success in his new venture.
__���; o	
A merman
Eeelin, March 10.���A
special says the Hamburg
Steamship Company has again begun
to employ crews for the Fourteen
steamers chartered by Russia, and is
loading coal. The. local Hamburg
correspondent says lhe vessels- were
sold to Russia, but oilier eorresUon-
'dents-say   they   were  chartered.
BOND   LS      SWnXl RII'.ED
Ppoi-n.ni>, Wit., March JO��� D. C
CcH'hin, of Spokane, who has financed and built scerul noit'liwe-.tei n
railroads, arniouin'cs Ihat ihe entire
bond issue of % I,'Hioiiihi ior building
the Spokane Interna t ii-Mal to a. ion
ncctioii with the '.'iiiiadinu I'aii.e at
the. bi'Uinlaiv has !;veu sul'Si'i il.ed.
and tli.it. the const n.i-t ion work wil
be skai led     within   three  da;, s.
����!ft ? r. w    r>:-. !��� ,T S'<\       (* Ts F fi t" i !T> ?
MM fitlii" 'uiiiitLiJfi
f'l Vill
iJadi- i Viiied
S^^el t  to 'I'll   /on���
Viinie   Lauiie
Jaime P.ishop
All   Souls   Dav Lassen
Koi    \'l   'steii'itv Mast hei oni
'lhe tollowine, at conn I of Madame
Gnselda'1- \ictoiia ('onc>i t, is taken
fi oui Cue \ a toi la Colonistof the
17th ol Feb The \ancod\er pa-
peis ,ill piibl'sh long ai tides, highh
eeiinnu udnig of the ai list \. Tew evil.ids  onh , t iiom   then   ie\iews    aie
J,lM'll   below
"I !n, noli il s'ugei who is nowie
luiiiiiib io i'liejanii attii a eoneei t
loin e. I end ne, o\ i i scvei.il \eais
in ludi.i and \usualia, which was
foi hei jionsl.ini sin cession ol tn-
uiiipli will shiiitU give a coined
in V.ii.ioin ei fl was hei fust intention lo ha\elhe leeital on lhe
evening of Febiiuij 2S, but mas-
miifli as the ball foi the benefit of
the Childien'-, Md Socielv was ai-
i.ingiu foi Dili d.ile, she cancelled
the engagement latiui than seem to
oppose in .-"v >��� ,i\ the woik of 11ns
diaiil.mle ne,, i Inl ion The iceital
has i.o\, hi ea ai landed to he given
in IVi'ib i Hill iin W ,'il
���S,   aud   wil
Hall   on   Wednesdav    Match
I   be ui.de I   tin   auspices ol
in the Scotch of ���'Annie Laune,
which last song was given an encoie
nfimbei and sung with con eel accent, and such lefined and uuc feeling as to bung leai*- to the eyes of
many of  the heaieis
The Piovince sjjs���"Mine Fieed-
Guselda showed the possession of
powcis and qualities that aie lately
louiui in woman singcis, ioi not onl\
���s hei lange of voice veiy laige, and
hei oigan of uncoinnion quality and
powei, but hei enlue absoiption in
hei woik is evident from the moment slu sings hei fust note. She i**
a woman oE wondeihil st length and
sell lest ian> I, and she allows hei self
lo be t'ltnely inspned by hei theme,
so that the veiy soul of the music
is as it   vveie nicainaiea bcfoie us
The New<--Ad''citisei sav s- "Thei c
was a huge ai.dcvei} appicciative air
diencc at Madame Fiecd-G-Liselda's
conceit m Pendci hall last, nighl aud
it must he acknowledged thc encomiums bestowed upon hei, both' by
lhc puss ol tins and olhei cowilncs,
haw been well deseived She has
a fine somano ot wondeiful compass
and hei >)Oi\eis ol vocdi/alion aie
leallv wondeiful The audience last
night was a keenly ciitical one, fiom
a musical standpoint, and the applause which followed eveiy numbei
showed onh too plainly the pleasuie
deiived fiom the dunning ai fist's
singiiiL' The piogiamme, too, was
a vai ii fl one, langing fiom songs of
high dtam.ilit oule-i in tho moiesm
pie baUatls In the loiinei, notvvilh-
staninng the Lomplimcnlaiy notices
winch had pieceded h>'i, Ik l singing
w.ii sinplv a lcvelalion v>lnle the
svn-palhv exptessed in hei soags i,i
a nunc simple desiiiptiou was ic-
maikaMe and afloidcd the lai i;e. *-
dunce the gieilest pleasuie In i��>
exqiusile singing of Robin's "Still
Uic Die  Nachl,"  well  known tJl
music loveis, she was ' '. I
while in li.-i song "Mehsandc >i Tie.
Wood'' (Goet/), she aioused the
gieatesl onlhusiasm Auli i',s wcil
known v.iM/. song, "LMOstasi," was
anoihei of hei dmlee numbeis, net
vvheie all   weie  so gooil   il   seems  m-
Vaacouver pness,
|| therefore the price
and quality are right.
All our good quality
Linoleums are laid by
Stoie clcKe,   al six o'clook ev-
ciy evening except  Saluulay.
|        Co.   Ladysmith
(Dissolution  of Partnership.)
Tlie partneiship heietofoie subsisting between Chu Ming and Chu Lung
Ho. of Extension, P. C, trading under thc firm name of Wing Lung A:
Co , has been dissolved.
The business will in full re be conducted imdei thc sole management of
( hu Lung Ho. who assumes all Ha-
11111 i >s of the late fiim, and to whom
a 1 ev Islanding debts mus< he paid
Da'eJ Extension, B.C., Feb. 20th,
1 >)0.")
i*. R. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
All woik guaiantcecl, and at reasonable rates.
High St. Ladysmith
We are offering our first consignment of this seasons hats, trimmed
and untrimmed, at popular prices.
Ordeis will be dolivered auywhere
in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.
Leave ordeis at Christie's, on the
St. Pcteisburg, March 10.���The Associated "Press  was     aesuied  today
fiom an official souicc that the despatch of  Uussiiin tioops and g,uns \o
the Afghan boidci  constituted absolutely no thicat against India.   They
had  been sent  laigely to leplacc up-
lts  wit lidiawn  from  Russian Turkestan roi  seuicc in the Far East   Al-
.-, i  because JapAuesc emissaries     in
Aighni-rtan had   been stiirmg up   the
Afghan hostility ag mist Russia.
Some good Residences For Sale
Call and get particulars.
tenc v
< r
Fine Weather v ~
reminds housekeepers that it.is time .      .
For '.
Spring   Cleaning
Let. us remind you  that the folhAving arc the BEST Spring Cleaners*.
i anaimo Ry. Co's
City Property
n^i*.    * *to*KA\*mK
JOt1", 3Tt WART P. O. Box 268
li.  C Urooms
I'.oeekh's   Household   P.reshes
Gold   Di st
���'Tavlnr's Snnp  Powder
Sf in p
GiRett's Lye  .
Napl'lia Soap
Flash  Light Soap
W��M?��^is' Block
Pfl-rticular G-rocnrs.
Toleplio*oe 1
Si.   Amnnt,   last   year's   Derby win
tier,    li;v.    'in i:   ileeialed
Linei.dn.sliii ���������       hiMi.'iir.ip
f'salll;:-,    I'    fa.uiilr.      I
out   of       the
for   wh'teh
���iuslci*   In.Ids
v id ious to particularize.' Suffice it
to say that should Madame Frced-
Ciriselda again decide: to favor a
. V'anciiuver audience, sho may :ie .'-s-
)ured  a Packed house.
���J. assure,  you, Madam,  the
'���'".��� EMPi'RH aiid Pi;OVi*SCfi
are the     best yon can   gel, U-i   I
  Pealers In	
F ianos and
Organs ...
Ladysmith, B.C.
j. PiERCY i CO.
a 3f ��a TUB
1st   \ venue,   - ���
his nv.-ii in the Grand National list.
Al li.r lime, (i'vio is in I'aA'or for
lhe   Drrbe,   and   the   Frenchman   out.
\!'AV     \n|!|<   STI'MKI-:
Ticl.ci;; nn
Reser\"ed  :-'',
lie    :,t      flail
s,   SI.nil   and
II.Ill   insl
;���   Adam's
75   rents,
N'i"<- \nr!.', Manh 111.��� flespile s: n-
sa.! ior, I ie|;,,il... Ilial or-aui/ed dem-
nt'i' I r.:l'oii>. ���Vt.piild le made b;.1 strih-
e s .��� ��� insl I In- n r'l 1 v, ho 11:1 -��� c I :i'��� t'll
I l-i o 1 !,ircs in Ilie subway aial li.c
e'" a ; 1 I I me--;, u !ti' ii \vere i ii rn-
],.i 1 ii /ui in \ I he nigiit. no I rouble of
;;n\    i.i.al   lias   oreinred   todav.
general  admts.-inn
:*V  **  '4-' i\   lr*T-5r     *��
ML bull ftiifcywtd
For Crosse CSi, B! ackweli's very
choice JS1S in gla:ss.  ���
Wild Rose Hone}'7, fresh stock
In giving  the  names -of   the  teams
] yesterday      for     the   practice   game
I wliich   I akes. place   this   evening,   the
I names of .Messrs. Winsby and O'Con'
j nell  were.     omitted.    Both   of   these
'gentlemen  are  requested  to  turn  out
i with  Ihe others'.    The following play-
; ers   have' been  selected   to   represent,
ithc   Lndysinith   leain   on   the   I2lhj
!     Goal,    E.   Leahy;   full   baelis,'-   .J.
; N'iumio.    .1.   iYfcClatchie;   lialf-l.iael<s,
j.\.   Hail-,!,Hies,  ,f.   Eno,  T.  O'Connel;
I''oi wards,   ('.   Sanderson,     'McMillan,
I .J.   II:,!!'.-!',   .!.   Eho,     T.   O'Connell ;
j.J.   Adami   (centre),   R.. Crosier,   Salmon.
Mr. A. Hailstones one' of the best
local players was iirifortuna.fe enough to hurt his knee in practice���
i last  evening,   so   the   Ladysmith hoys
Leave orders with
JILAIR   &. ADAM,' ( ���s.s.'fji
All work first-class at THE CI1RY
I/I1!! II M/\l(
Victoria, B. C.   -
Manufacturers of the Celebrated
;-���'���'. JUMPERS.
-:���: Best in the City :-
'f*- tr
S9 tu&ikyj&it
Will 1)1
forced   to do   wi llioiil,     his
services     iu       the   coming
Dier   may  be.   found
any   time, through
Dr.   It.   IS.
lis   office,   a
day   or  evening.       Hrhlge ' ol:
I work* as good  as the best, and at rea-
"   The   Wood-Wolves   are   Waiting    for , sonahle  prices.     It is not a practice
the   Wa.lerra.ls   lo   accept   their * dial- ��� ful   :1 f��'w   *'"���>'��   cl   Wl'*!ks    oll,y
Icnge  for  the  cia.y   pigeon   shoot.  Thc
n.,l'.Tiioon  of   the   l?.fh   inst.   is     suggested  as being a suitable dale    for
is the ihcst el'itcLive and  most economical  method  of   improving       aud
brightening   up   the   interior   appearance of your dwelling.
From the many Dcautiful patterns
���many of them exclusive-���in our new
line, wc are certain you can select
exactly the right paper to suit your
taste,  and  purse.    Let  us  show you
ic'oiii* handsome array of styles,
crown |
-i -
the proposed  match.
. for a few days cl weeks only that
! Dr. Dier is establishing, but ane
I thai, will cause him to' be a perman-
|ent resident of Ladysinith. OHicc on
High Street, next Weinrobe's.
Fresh   hot-house   Celery,   Rhubarb,
Asparigus and Lettuce at Blair    and
Fancy Blouses
Artificial Flowers
Muslin Dress Goods
Ready to Wear Hats
These goods are  from the leading |
makers, being the spring styles from
the centres of fashion.
IT ���Jrtw fn'SI'i-TSaTr-
BL-K1R Sl 7\JD7\m
| I
r   M
��� ���^���-a-^*^-.
^P'.*J��.5>.^^^��-S--*-*T&---^   ���j*-**-** ******      ���
"*?the     result  of ev?     stunnm"*,  cmel
ik'j   Examinations    and sight   tests  fiee
\9toi charge.
ft -   -^-.-K
��B. FORCiMnEH'Steg^pi|K'
ft ^S^fe^?K^S^��^.V'-*--
gum '^&��ucKn-OttNi'. "'Kr���-,'1. -  -
Ltmm���   ,._.,   LADYSiMiTH YA"
^Pitp.#' ,���*$���&*&'-���
��-��V    ^C    ^-V
af ilol*ton,s
Dinner and Tea Sets
$.10.00  Dinner  Sets,. 97   pieces,   now ;..  $ 7-00
$1.3.00 Dinner Sets,  07  pieces,   now ,      9.00
$15.00'Dinner Sets, ���!)7  pieces,   now     .t.  10.00
$20.00   Dinner  Sets,  97   pieces,   n ow    15.00
$25.00   Dinner   Sets,   115   pieces",    now  18,00
$85.00   Dinner   Sets,   98  pieces,   now  ���  25.00
Watch our Window fo-1. O. G. Lines
| yfj*j-*-*flg*--re**g^^
RATES���$1.00      per     day.      Finest
Wines,   Liquors  and   Cigars.
Firat  Avenue, Ladysmith, B.  C.
Ou ist Avenue.
Geo. Roberts   -  ���-' -
riTrrr.Tti rt-rrr--���
���Rules ill.25 aid $1.W���
fcree hns lo  all etestnhont   hindii-cp Hji.d
railway depota.    lvlfctrie ear* <veiy I'v
minntca   lo nil parls of   lhe ci'y.    J ��r
Bud tahle uni'xi'.elhil.
F. BAYNES, Proprietor,


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