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Array V  J:^c4  ''        ?.  VAn  13 i!J;! *-****���������-*  ���������v.'CTnuiii    ^*  *-- -^MB* "^i**1*  ER  :������l  "fl  VOL. 2,,  SATURDAY, MARCH Jl, J!)03.  PRICE" FIVE CENTS  ST. PETERSBERG  HOTEL IS WRECKED  Bomb inthe  Possession of Sus=  i *        .  picious   Character  Explodes  He is   Supposed to   Have Been  Planning Desperate Enteiv  prise  MOW OFFERS OF  BRIBES  CHIEF       MCINf OSH  COULDHiVE mi)h  MONET  CHIN AMENTOLD HIM  OTHERS HAD DONE  IT  LOST  (Associated  Ti >.. s   .V-s; at. bcs.)  St. Petersburg, March 11.���������The ex- lowing no one within fifty paces. An  plosion ol a bomb at Hotel Bristol, independent investigation made by  here just before daylight this morn-"tl'.e Associated Press seems to cs-  ing, blew lo atoms the owner of the 'tablish 'beyond question that thc  bomb, a man with an English pass- .man killed was a terrorist leader,  port and giving the name of Alfred j His pasport of course was fictitious;  Henry McCullough, and wrecked the ' but lhc man was a foreigner, not a  adjoining rooms, .killing the wiie oi 'Russian. At the Hotel de Paris,  an ollicer and injuring several  other | where  he  had   been  stopping    ��������� froin  lodgers. The explosion, which  heard blocks away, created a  incurious sensation. There is  the ,   slightest doubt  that  the  was  tre-  nol  man  killed  was connected  with terrorists  plots.    The bomb   was   '������' !' >.   same  power as those which killed the late  Minister of   lhe  Interior  Von   iMeiv e  and   Grand   Duke   Sergius,    -realing  tlie same havoc as  did an explosion  at-llTb hotel DuNord last spring, en I  .leads   to   the   belief that  McCullough  ,was engaged in packing his  effects as  the  hotel  was   to  be vacated   ���������������������������������������������?.>',  '"or  preparing  for some desperate  tn-  terhrise       today,      when   lhe   bomb  which,  like.all  the infernal  u.'c ���������.������������������������.<  of the terrorists,  was   jrovido'l  v i t !>  'gravity  tubes, fell  and exploit:.!,' as  the one at the hotel DuNord did.  The  police-immediately surrounded  the  hotel,   mounted   gendarmes       al-  time  to time since the middle      of  Ja/nary, McCullough  was described  as a very intelligent looking man between 30 and 30 years old,  resembling  more  a Frenchman  than  an jF'.n-  glisl'man,  speaking French  with  ;!>o  fluency    ��������� of  , a native,   but hc^also  spoke  English.    At the hotel he kept  in'-ie.i   lo himself, going away on frequent  short   trips. ���������    -  Just before     Grand,Duke Sergius  was   assassinated   the   man   was    absent  for  two-days, which  might conned      him-directly  with  the Grand  Duke's     murder.    McCullough     professed to he engaged in  business, but  in  \ iew  of  what has  happened     bis  movements  are   determined   to   have  been  mysterious.    Some  of  the    police arc inclined to tlie belief that he  was  a direct   emissary   of   the Paris  revolutionary-   organization.  NANAIMO   NOTES.  GUILTY  OF MURDER.  Grand Piles, Que., March  11.���������Wallace McGraw  has been found     guilty  thc Oxford Dancing Club will   o[ murdcr jn U)(, fiLsl ,,egrec by th<J  an  entertainment  in  their   hall J coro[iel-'s       jul.y       investigating   the  Nicol street for  the benefit     of  I (,oath ()[ P(;rcy 1Iowar,,   Sclator,   at  Nanaimo,   March, 11.���������On   Monday  nex I  hold  on  Nanaimo Hospital, which will be one   (jn,m]  Anse  The wife of tlie murdered  man  of  thc   most  attractive  and   enjoya-'  blc that has been given  in Nanaimo  for some  time.    Tho  Oxford  Club is  composed of about forty young men,  who hold dances  and social evenings  at     regular      intervals   during   the  month   in   their  hall,   and   their  private entertainments have proved  so  enjoyable   t o   those  who  attend   that  they have  been  induced   1.6 let     the  public in on the lay once in a while..  : '  '' ���������o���������   .-  .  Tlie young ladies of Wallace Street  Methodist Church will give an Shadow Social in the school room of the  church   on Wednesday   evening   next.  The entertainment will consist of   a  programme     and refreshments     and  something-else implied in  the.   word  ���������'"shadow,"  that will be/demonsti*at-  cd to the satisfaction of all who attend on that evening.  ' .���������o���������  Harry Vol liners,  the Oaiiano.    Island- boat builder,  arrived in  Nanai-  imo last evening with anew boat' to  dd to the already large fleet of pow  H'fui     launches that make. Nanaimo  jUieir headquarters.  COUNTY  COURT-  is  also  held  as   an "important  witness,  she  having   admitted  compiL in  the crime.  McGraw's love for the wife of his  e-inpjpyer- is the -motive assigned for  the crime, and witnesses have sworn  that he declared he would kill Scla-  ter if necessary to get possession of  lhe little woman.  ������������������o������������������A ������������������-���������'  A FRIENDLY WORD.  The following letter speaks for itself, hut very few sensible people  who read it will believe the so-called  Christian scientists other than many  of them have shown themselves tojbe  in British Columbia, viz: ignorant,  bigoted-- and not good citizens. s  Inasmuch --* occasional criticisn>s,  unkindly and misleading sentences,  and sometimes lengthy attacks on  Christian Science are being woven  into hooks and pamphlets, purporting to have been -written on o*' >r  subjects, we deem it but just to publishers that we should call their attention to this fact. In writing on  other subjects it is not necessary to  include an attack'on Christian Scicnc  and such an attack cannot but inter-  Judge Harrison  held  County court'fcrc   with ^ the   mission  of the     book  liere today.    No cases of importance ' containing     it,      while at the same  |vcre brought before His  Honor. limc   -j undoubtedly jeopardizes    the  good   name of  the  publisher.  We believe all publishers will agree  Miss  Frame  It noon.  went up to   Nanaimo  AT  THE  AimOTSI'ORI).  |rf', Burnsidc, Vancou*. cr-  A.   E.  Planta,  Nanaimo  IjMailanie Griselda,   Vancouver.  ''Hiss Farron, Vancouver  ISirs. Sangster, A'ancouver.  E. Guethen, Toronto.  ���������A. Merritt, Toronto.  .Judge Harrison,  Victoria.  |k. T. Richard, Toronto. :   o-   WILL REPLACE THE NELL.  | It is reported that still another  irlhern packet is to be built for  lie upper coast trade. The Nell,  |hicii was destroyed by (ire last  ear,      will,   it  is sad,   he  replaced   (|  >.is  spring, ��������� the vessel  contemplated  h.ing one of similar lines in so    far  the hull   is  concerned,   but s .ght-  ' different in superstructure.      1 he  |achinery of   the  Nvell h.u  br.n :���������.���������.-  and put in good  condition for fu-  Irc service.     The  new  hull   will   be  ft      together     at   the  Georgetown  liils,   where all  the  timbers  can  he  c.���������Victoria  Times.   o :   DIED AT AGE OF  102.  with us that it is only fair and just  that all incorrect allusions to Christian Science should be eliminated  from manuscript intended for books  aud periodicals, and wo would suggest that Christian Scientists would  a"tfciisl publ'sh'-'M'.s ������������������ in determining  the accuracy of matter relating to  Christian Science. Christian Science  is     comparatively     new    and many  I write,   not after a correct knowledge  of   the     subject,   but from   a     mere  [cursory  reading and from data carelessly gathered from flippant critics?.  I    The   ..- body'     known " as  Christian,  Scientists  is  largely  recruited    from  'the  intelligent and  educated   classes,  aud   tin; number is  rapidly increasing  and   we assume     that  all   publishers  esire.   to  extend   the same  courtesy  New Westminster,  March   10��������� Sensational     developments     tending  lo  show that theie  was something radically wrong in the Hew Westminster  police     force     before the coining of  Chief     Mcintosh occurred in the police   court this     morning,- while the  charge against Lei Docn of attempting to bribe*the chief to protect certain gaming hot.s.s  was  being heard  by  Stipendiary,     Magistrate  Pitteii-  dr igh.  "Do I understand you to say that  the accused told you that he had in  the past been paying,for >*.rote;t.i jn  for the gai'ming-horso?" asked Mr.J.  1). Kennedy, in reference to a ���������iijtj-  ment made by the Chief in givni-t his  svidence.  "Well, he didn't say that .he had  been doing it, but he mentioned oilier, Cliinamcn     who had," replied the  Chief.  "That is    ,tbe Chinamen has 1 cen  paying so much a month  to  the oifi-  ceis of the peace for protection     for  their gaming-houses?"  "Yes," replied the, Chief, " he  said that they had been pajing so  much a month to officeis of the  peace for permitting' the gaminghouses to run."  Thc   Chief     testified  that Lei had  tirst met him     on Columbia street,  and had offered lo pay him money lo  allow his cousin's .gaming-horse     to  run unmolested... The chief, however,  had scouted  the idea,   until   Lei    he-  gan to hint that the chin' 'wzs foolish, and that "other men ' h. d neicr  hesitated about taking it   Thc Chief  said  he    then confidently  as ed  the  tempter how much he would t>ive. Lie i  offered     $8,  but the Chiif  (old him  that he was not such a cheap man a:  that, and demanded more, which dieted .the information that other China  men     had    been  paying only -S10 a  month.    A meeting was then arranged to take place in the Chi; f's ollice,  of which Chief Watson, of lire-    New  Westminster fire brigade, was an interested and  coneeailed   witness.   Lei  impressed    upon  the chief  the fact  that he was his "lliend" and t&iatlUic  head of the police force need not fear,  as he would not let ,on  to any   one  about the transa'chion.    Fit ally! the  Chief agreed to accept $8 a month in  return for which he guaranteed that  the    gaming-house     of lei's cousin  should be unmolested by the police  After     he had  accepted  Hi is  first-  bribe,  offers came in thick and fast,  but the only one lie accepted was one  of.$15 which now reposes in his dcs'.v  next to Lei's $8,  while a warrant is  out for the arrest of the giver. ' The  Chief states that he could e sily have  pa^dooo-e oq p*et{ -ii*iuoui *e ooii ������VVIU  all the offers made him by owners 0f  gaming-houses,    lt rests -in the hands  of the Board of Police Commissioners tc say what shall be done regarding the statements of the Chinaman  as to. the bribing of the officeis     of  the peace. The next'meeting of     the  bodv will talo     place on 'Thursday,  March  IO th, and is being looked  forward to with much interest.  After all the evidence on the case  had been taken, the magistrate sent  Lei up for trial on a charge of bribery.   o   GUNS  OyamaPushesNorthward in iheDit in the Hope  ���������of Following Up the  Recent Victory by Administering  Crushing Defeat to Kuropatkin  ���������������*���������������������������   ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������   ������������������������������������<>���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  *���������������������������������������������������������������������������������   ���������������������������������������������������������������������.  *���������*���������������������������*������������������������,   ���������������������������*��������� A  ��������� St Petersberg, jVIarch 11,6,30 p, m,~It  is reported in  military circles this  | evening that General Kuropatkin has lost 300 guns and about 60,000 prisoners  |  ��������� besides about the same number of killed or wounded. 1  ��������� ���������������������������������������������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���������<>���������������������������*'���������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  G*+4>ay4m.+m+ ++  J  ARMY.STILL IN DANGER,  ��������� St. Petersburg, March 11.���������The Associated  Press  learns  that  the   despatch  received  by Emperor Nicholas  from   General   Kuropatkin  last night  in  addition     to announcing. the retreat of  thc  Russian armies,  adds:  "Our      retreat   is "being   conducted  with   the  enemy  hawassing  both bur  Hanks.    The second army,  under Wil-  derling,'     has  suffered  the heaviest,  both in  killed,   wounded  and   prisoners, how many are surrounded is unknown.       Thc army is still in danger."  But  the     main     point, viz.: How  large a  proportion  of thc army     is  surrounded, and whether if, has been  captured,   or  still   has  a chance     to  cut     its way out, is not elucidated.  Everything indicates,  however,    that  Kuropalkin   has  suffered  a  catastrophe of the fust magnitude, while the  air is full of peace rumors, folloiving  the  Russian defeat,  there is an   undisputed   - necessity     for  massing 'a '  new  army   at  Harbin,   if the  war  is    v  lo be continued.       Neither Emperor j *  Nicholas,      nor   the Government has    m  taken a step in the "direction of peace f_  and   probably  it   will  require several ' #  days before a decision is reached   on '  this  point.     The report that   France  has aheady been      inclined  to inter-)  ��������� ���������   ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� --���������- ��������� ���������  ������ e   o ��������� ��������� ���������  !���������  i  ' ���������  ' e  ' *  ������  .'������������������������������������  OKICy March 11.���������(6 p.ni,)���������TheVfoliowing  ,   from     head  quarters of the Japan ese army in the field was made public today: ....-'���������'���������<'���������.���������  "In the Singking (Yonna) direction our force-is now    at-  ���������    ������������������������������������������      ���������   ���������  river and  attempted  to check     the  By a desperate   on-  vene   is,  however,   positively   denied. c ��������� ���������  ��������� ���������  The   Associated Press  is enabled   to  to make the following statement'  "The moment might prove oppor- fl;in,c attacks  tune, but the question of peace lies slaught, the Japanese drove a wedge  with -Japan, and not with Russia, through (he line of the Hun river,  Russia would welcome peac and a,���������i 'jIC[l  peace should be arranged not through  a third power, but by direct ncgo- n*nT.\'"'  nations between     the  two countries  tacking a superior-force.of the enemy accupyifng the I northern ^  heights near Fii-shun. All our i forces in the Shakhe River district ^  entirely ciislogcd the enemy on the right bank, of the Hun River #  Friday and surrounded .the en cmy east and north of 'Mukden. *^-  "According to several reports from noon, March 10th, the Rus-- ���������  sians filled the district between the railroad and.the*[Mukden road,������������������--#  in the direction, of Fushan, and were in a''state of utter, exhaus- ���������  Uow and between San Wa, eight miles, north of Mukden,; re treating ���������  north in a miserable conditio n. We are-unabls to ascprtain the #  iiumher. Our artillery and in fantry in the vicinity are pouring- a #  fierce hrc upon them,'indicting   heavy damage. :      ���������  "On Friday our-'detachment.' hurriedly advanced i"rom Sing Lin;���������'  Tien onjihe Hun river .'between Mukden and Fushan and reached'/ *  the Pii River, one and '.one-quarter miles north of Mukden, and at ���������  sunset was inflicting heavy da mage on the remnants of the enemy-   #  "Our detachment is now trying to annihilate them."  hater in tiie.day the following, despatch  was received:  "Our  i'orce  in/the Singling d u'cctiaii,  after carryjng the enemy's  position on the-northern height .of Fushun, pursued them as far as  Ifuiyimgpao, five miles north     of     Tiishuii,   and at 11; o'clock' ia������t  night resumed a vigorous pursuit of him. '-.'-.  "We captured a��������� few hundred light railroad wagons, and other  spoils, which are'under investigation."' :;\   ,     '.'/...  Admiral I to, chief of the    general  staff,   and  Ainirai  Ywnaoto,   ���������  minister of the navy, have telegraphed   their  congratulations       to,. ���������  Field Marshal Orama. .       v- -���������������������������'���������-.->���������       *  * ������������������ ���������   ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� c> a ��������� ��������� ���������   ��������� ���������   ������������������  RACE      TRACK   WAR.  says  gan,  Iclalifax, N. S., March 11.���������Dr..    P.  ���������'isholin,  oldest, resident of       Cajie  leton, is dead af Loch Lomeiid.  He  Ls 102 years old.        Mrs.  Charles  }ir, of Queens County, is dead    at  age of 104,  to   Christian   Scientists   that   is    accorded   to members  of other -1'iiom-  inalion:;,   that  they  will welcome the  information  which tin's  letter is    in  tended   to convey,  and   will  accept it  iu   the same    friendly   and  brotherly  spirit  in  v.liich  il  is written.  Yours  sincerely,  ALFRKD   FARLOW.  ���������   o   Sl'DDRN   DKATH  New York, March 11,��������� Henry Nor-  , cross   Munn,  editor of  the Scientific  'American,    died  suddenly  last   night  at In's home in  this city.     IIr.  Minn  was a     member of the firm of Munn  & Co., of,which his father was president,      publishers of     the Scientific  j American, and patient solicitors, *d������j  if Japan would propose immediate  terms. As the victor, Japan is in  a position to take ^ the first step.  Russia-cannot, and will not sue for  peace. Neither could she accept  terms which did not recognize Russia as a power in the Far East. ..^It -<  is idle lo speculate on thc concert  terms. The only thing is that Russia's position in the Far East must  he recognized. Friends of peace  throughout the world should use  their influence with Japan. The victor should show moderation, otherwise no end of the war is in sight."  TI-IK  JAPANI'JSR  WEDGE.  Tokio,   March. 11..���������(8   a.m.)���������  The  full  extent  07   the  Russian  defeat  is  si ill" unknown.   11 -is. known,   howcv-I  er,  that  the. casualties and losses in ;  guns and munitions of war are    en- I  ormous.     Even   approximate   figures  are      unobtainable  yet.    lt is   said  that,  thc prisoners will number many  thousands.  It is not, clear yet whether General Kuropatkin planned to stand and  hold his line north of the Hun .river  or retire, until he found it was, too  late to accomplish his plan with the  forces at his command owing to his  confidence in tlie anility of the Russians fo withstand assault. His action in heavily reinforcing his right  in the neighborhood of Mukden incline many to the belief that he  planned  to hold   tlie line on  the Hun  pressing  northward,   practically loeated'ji giant cordon round  bagging a tremendttous force  of Russians by the operation completed yesterday. - Desperate fighUng  continued during tiie night, the Russians striving lo break the encircling  barrier. It is evident that the loss  es on both sides yesterday were heavy, swelling the already 'tremendous  total involved in tlie capture of Fushun and the continuous heavy fighting.  tfr* is now known that as a resuit  of the operations yesterday, if the  Japanese army succeeds'in obstruct'  ing the line of retreat between Fu-  rhun and Tie Pass but a small fraction of Kuropatkin's army will emerge from disaster-.  THE" RETREAT.  Tokio,   March   11.���������(Noon.)���������  The  wedge driven     through  tnc Russian  centre on the Hun river continues to  advance   north.    It   has   already   arrived      at      Hampu,   some' distance  northeast of Mukden.    The Russians  have   been   severely   punished   during  their      retreat  along   the  described  ward, in the direction of Harbin with  a large part of his army in r,he"effort  to follow up his recent victory as  rapidly as possible and accomplish  his one great purpose, that of all-  mielering.a crushing defeat to General Kuropatkin. This information has  reached Washington from an nuthori-  tive source, and accurately sets forth  "the present programme of Tokio war  office.  HEAVY   LOSSES.  Tokio,      March  11.���������The Russians  are now retiring from Mukden. They  are flanked  on  both sides by       the  Japanese  troops  in pursuit and   arc  suffering heavy losses.  ENGAGED   IN  BATTLE.  To"kio, March 11.���������The general  Staff estimates the number of Russians engaged in the present battle,  at 300,000 infantry, 26,000 cavalry,  and 1,1-SO guns. The infantry calculation allows for 37G battalions  with an average of 800 men each.  PEACE" OVERTURES.  London, March 11.���������The foreign office says It has nothing confirming  of the report printed by the Daily  Graphic, of tiffs city, today, to the  effect that peace overtures between  Russia and Japan have already commenced through France and Great  Britain.     The officials here sav     no  route,   the Japanese shelling  the dis-   negotiations are in progress as     far  ordered masses of. the Russian army,   as the British     government is     con-  recent  despatch   from   Chicago  Rome Respess,  Edward  Corri-  T.   0. McDowell  and   Capt.   S.  S.  Brown   all  prominent  race horse  owners,   have  been  blacklisted  at  a  meeting of the Western Jockey Club  according   to   a statement   made  by  one of the high officials of the Western Jockey Club.    The ruling by the  jockey  club  means  that  those mentioned  will not be allowed to race  on  Western Jockey  Club tracks  this  summer.  All lhc trainers,  jockeys and horses  that have, participated in the city  Lark   track meeting  at  New  Orleans  were  catalogued  among  the list    of  outlaws.  This action by the stewards means  that the fight for supremacy between the Western Jockey Club and  the new  organization  controlled   by  Edward   Corrigan  is  to be alight  to i acfion  of   tlie  Prussian   and   Russian  j  a finish, and. in all  probability     will j police.     The  arms   intercepted    con-���������  Minister of War Teroulchi has telegraphed his congratulations to Field  Marshal Oyama, the officers and men!  of his army, on their victory. Field  Marshal Oyama, iu reply, ascribes  his success to the Emperor and the  gallantly of Ins oilicers and men.  OYAMA'S  NI.*:W  PLANS.  Washington,   I).   C   March   .1.1.���������With  Mukden as his new base Marshal Ov-  cerued, and the government has no  news, forcasting such negotiations.  ,, AFTER'THE STORM.  Tie Pass, March 11.���������(1.30 a.m.)���������  Just before sundown on Thursday,  the dust storm which had been hanging like a pall over the battle field,  lifted, and the artillery immediately opened fire. The bombardment  had     died  down    to almost  nothing  una  has  determined   to  push north- during  the  day,   both  of the  armies  # m   having  rested  while  the wierd half  0 I gloom lasted, although the Japanese  evidently took advantage of the   obscurity to remove their positions.  A  strange     and uncanny stillness   prevailed in the vicini ty of Mukden during  the storm.     All noise was hushed,   thc    streets     were empty,   and  many shops were closed.   The    Chinese were  appalled  by  the proximity of the aitillery fire, and the   terrifying calm which seemed to    foreshadow 1he  coming  of evil.   General  Kuropatkin   had  held   all   his     positions for  twot days,   actually    pushing back the Japanese north of    the  Imperial tombs,  wliich were no longer   respected   by   the   enemy's  shells.  On Thursday evciiing, Gen.   Rennenk-  ampfl' made a counter attack on   the  Japanese,     and  took  three machine  guns.      lie then     reliied from    his  strong position   at Machuntan,     and  fell    back,   making  a   stand  in    'the  hills several miles  norih of   Fushun.  Immediately   south     of Mukden the  Japanese     reached thc head of    the  bridge over the Hun River. The Japanese     left     is supposed to be still  working north,  and the sound of artillery fire is  increasing in   that direction.    Thc position  of the    Russian    -ainiy at     nightfall Thursday,  seemed  good,   with critical    fighting  west  of  the  railroad   between   JMuk.  den  and Tie  Pass  imminents.       By  Fiiday flic settlement was clear and  prepared  for   all   eventualities.  OYAMA      A  GENIUS.  New     Yoik, Match  11.���������A  Berlin  despatch   to   the   World   says'   "Oyama is a military genius of the highest     .older,  ranking with Napoleon.  My dclibciatc opinion is the Japanese infantry is the best in thc world  without, exception."  This is the outspoken judgment of  Colonel Gaedke,  thc most prominent  military expert in Berlin, expressed  today.    Colonel Gaedke went through  last     .year's Mancluitian campaigns  with   tlie Russians.    He said  General  Kuropatkin's  position is  dangerous   in   the  extreme,   and  it   would  not be surprising lo hear before the  end of the week that his west wing  had  been annihilated.    Generals  No-  gi and  Oku  threaten  fo cut through  ten miles noith of Mukden  to make  a dash      for Tie Pass, if they have  ���������mt already  done  so.    Kuroki's  gain  is doubtful, his movements have been  shrouded. Probably   he  has only'-been  keeping  the Russians occupied.  It is  likely  that Harbin will  be the Russian base next winter.    I am amazed  at   Kuropatkin,   who   was   evidently  taken   hy  surprise.     Kuropatkin     is  an   admirable  adminkstrator,; but  he  lacks decision and  loses  his heari in  an emergency.    As long as he is in  chief command, the Russian cause is  hopeless."  FLHET NOT RETURNING.  New   York,   March   .1.1 .���������A   St.   Petersburg despatch to tlie Times says'  "Admiral   Rojestvensky   is   not     returning,  as ids  battleships are     unable  to pass Suez canal  without unloading.     The admirally  declares it  is   unaware  of   Rojestvensky's   intention,   as      he  does   no,L.report     his  movements."  ACTIVE TRADE  IN SMUGGLING  i*������*vol*>*ers     Concealed      h\  Orates of Tinware Cloth  -    and  Bananas  Merlin, March 11.���������An active trade  in smuggled arms, at Oslrowo, Prus- j  sia,   and      at   K'alisch,   Russia,   was  I broken   up 'this  week*    by    the   joint,  result in the closing of Chicago races  for this season. (  TWENTY-SIX WERE KILLED.  Cardiff, March 11.���������Twenty-six lives were lost as a result of the explosion, wliich occurred yesterday, in  the Cambrian colliery at Claydachval  in the Rohndda valley.  sisled chiefly of the poorest quality j  of revolvers, worth W.25 wholesale.  There i.s no evidence that the-smug-|  gleis were agents of revolutionists, I  or thai they were connected with  any organization. They weie only  mere adventurers, traders who sell  goods on the other side of the" border at S3 or $B profit with little  risk on this side of the frontier,  al  though those caught in Russian territory are severely punished. The  illicit trade has always existed, but  it has increased to large proportions  during the recent months. Cheap revolvers are now abundant in any  Polish town, but are becoming dearer farther in the interior. The arms  arc concealed in many ways, as  goods sent into Ihe counfrv in crates  tinware, packages of cloth and bunches of bananas. The frequent experience*-; of German commercial trat  . vellers is that buyers ' of goods will  'request that (en or twenty revol-  ivers shall he concealed fn their paek-  I'ages, not because (he merchants are  antagonistic to the government but  it is regard:ul as good business.  Some firms have been quite willing  when the customers ask (hem ��������� (o  throw in a few revolvers, and boxes  of cartridges as an inducement, to  buy.  THE  ISLAND   BRANCH.  The  C.   P.  SWALLOWS NOT DUE.  I The sudden change from the warm  R. Officials' car has weather of yesterday and the past  made its first official trip the whole ' week to the comparatively cold wca-  lengfli of the local line. May Sup- tlier of today is perhaps to remind  erintendent Goodfeliow lie as for tun- us "that the swallows are not yet  ate and successful in the management   due."  of  lhc company's affairs as  he    now j n   hopes.  "     "  \  GIFTED MUSICIAN.  The public, with whom   Mr- !  Goodfeliow will  have dealings as lhe '  head  of thc  Island  branch,   will    find  him      accommodating    and   perfecily  fair with all. The old employees,  as it is generally understood, be all  retained have tlie good wishes of the  traveling punlic. They are accomnm  dating and a thoroughly good lot '  of railway men who will compare  favorably with the other railway  lines of the C.P.R., or any other  company's employees.  Aid. Nicholson is making some  needed street, and sidewalk improvements iu front of.  .the. Opera House.  MISSIONARIES ILL.  Toronto  ,March   11 ���������The Methodist  Mission   Hoard  has  been advised  that  Rev.  Dr.   Service and Rev. Dr     Adams,   Canadian  missionaries,   are  illy  t with fever ah KiatinBrJpjiinj^-;  Miss Farron, the gifted musician,  who will play the accompaniments  for Madame Griselda this evening,  is a sister of George Farron, the  .well known newspaper man of Van-  comer.  i The concert tonight should be cn-  i joyed thoroughly by all who "ike  music, u he tin r- (hey have been so  fortunate as !<��������� Iiave received a musical education i : not. The programme contain:-, several numbers  that are plain, simpl ' links of melody that join and hare,.>iii:*o, making  the effect such that eve; y baby must  thoroughly appreciate, wh a given ty  one gifted with the power of song aa  \  ...-ji-ia.- MivdaTni\,Gi,j.so1.()a.-.. E>53*-2"aC  <���������jLLLJ'2������'l~~^ilitlJlMM. 'AH  !W  31' i!g  THE LADYSMITH  IB)  05.  Published   e^ery  day except  Sunday.  BY   'THE    LADYSMITH      DAILY  LEDGER  COMPANY.    .  and French Street.  Office corner of First Avenue  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  50  cents   a month;    ?5  por  year    in  advance.     Advertising rates on ap.  ���������plication.  SATURDVY, HI ARCH II, ll 03.  EMPEROR'S   OPINION.  Vienna,      JMaioh   11.���������In   an  autograph  letter   thanking   Admiral   \ on  Spaun,  .Ausliia-^Iutigaiy's   repicscn-  talivc      on   lhc  internal tonal  So1. Hi  Sea commission, for  his labois, Emperor   Fr.iucis   .loseph   cxpiesses   lhe  opinion  that   lhc lesulL will   tend   to  piomole the icfeieucc oi iiileinaticii-  al disputes 1o aibitialion.   o   S'lEAAIEK ON HUE.  Manila, JI.utIi 11,- Hie has Lio-  ken out in Ihe m.im hold ol" lhe British sUt'iiu'i Ilc.ilhhurn, which <nn-  \cd ut Jl.mila J.uuiaiy .H-.1 fioin  Banj, Vales, and is spieadiiu- The  (\iifto is being dieduugud and the  holds aie Icing Hooded.  Til 10 J.IAT  Y.inrou\ei, March 10���������Aitielcs will  be signed lodny Tar a wicsUing mai-  fh to lake place shortly at ihe Opera House, between Dan. McLeod and'  Jae\ Cfarkeek, two former world's  cluimpions. Mu*. Carl BitcIi has the  arrangements for the aliair in hand  and yesicnlay had a con\ci*.sation o\-  cr lhe long diSUincc olcphone with  Gar^eek, who is at present in Bel-  Imghani and the latter slated he wt*s  (JUU2 willing torn cot McLeod A  date for the match will piobably be  .set today.  CatC'li-a,s-ca1ch-cnn wrestling will  govern and the match wil be Ioi thc  Lest two out   ol three falls.   o   PECULIAR      AND     I'KRTINEVI'  'the best, cork comes  Iiom  Aigciia  Theie arc 2,500,Ul)(J acics ol coil*, loi-  ei.ts in  that couuti j .  Aclub is    being foi rued    in L.ndon  with  lhc single     purpose ot pUxying  thc game ol budge.  The Japanese strictly enforce a  law which prohibits the use oi tobacco by boys under 20 jwb ot agj.  , The fall ol Poll Arthur caused ,i  putldin and yrcat rush ior all kind.,  oi Japanese goods in the shops of  London.  Russian lyi'iled m London icjoicc!  over thc news of thc fall of Poil  Arthur, sc.'ing in it th'*- "begimimg  oi Lhe end ot the tvraiinj of ll. ssia"  Thc worker in a .Massachusetts factory gels 27 irjr cent, of what he  pioduccs, while the Mboier in South  Caiolma    gels only J i) per cut-  Georgia has held the lead in lhc  pic.diuiion of peaches for th'* eastern mail,el since lilfi2. mid ior ycis  to come is li! ely to be leading pciuli  state in the Union. Sha has over 7,  00U,0iKI trees, 'lhe supremacy was  wrested  irom  Maryland.  One of the new sports in England  is falconry with motor ca*s The  spoilsmen go out in then motois  wiih falcons and go->havvks on their  wrisis and await the advent oi the  game Uia,t is ^driven tovvaids thoi'i  fiom thc coverts which thc roads adjoin.  In Biiminyham, Eimland, ri-.i"c<-  onc Trunin Tank, who has spent his  life in alternate attempts to live up  to and to esia-c lhe hoodoo of hi-  name lie h:-s ��������� i^i.lcI the pledge -Hi  timcsT Last v <.*_���������.. he m.-.dc his. 117th  appearance m  the police louit.  ���������V  ' Thc claim  shall be recorded within  fiilcen     days  if located witl.ia     ten  |  miles of a mining recorder's ollica, one j  additional   day  allowed  for every (id-  NEW CROP  ilitional  tin   miles  or  fraction.    The  fee foi recording a claim is $5.  At least HOG* must be expended  upon the claim each year or paid to  lhc mining iccoider in lieu thereof.  When WOO has been expended or paid  Lhe locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complving with  oi her requirements, purchase tho land  al 5.1.00 an acre.  Permission may  be granted by thc  Minis lei   of      lhe Interior  to   locate  claims containing iron and mica, also  cop'.ei, m the Yukon teriitory, of an;  area not exceeding lliO acres.  'ihe'    patent  for  a mining location  shall piov ide for  the payment   of   a  Royalty  of 2 V  per cent, of the sales  of lhc products of the location.  Placer     Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T.,  excepting thc  Yukon Tern-  lory���������Placer  mining claims generally  aie 100 square,  entry  fee, io,  renewable )early.    On  the North Saskatchewan  River  claims  ate either  bar  or   bench,  the  former  being 100    feet  long and extending between high anil  low water   mark.   The  latter  includes  bar diggings, but extends back to lhc  base of the hill or bank, but not   exceeding 1,000 feet.   Wheie steam powei   is used  claims 200  feel wide   may  be obtained.  Dredging in the rhcrs of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting the Yukon  Terntoiy���������A tree miner may obtam  only two leases of five miles each for  a term of twenty years, renewable m  ihe discretion of lhe Minister of thc  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined, to the  submerged  bed  or   bars  of the rivet  below  low   water  mark, and  subject  to Ilia rights of all persons who have,  or who may  receive,  cntiies lor bar  HENRY'S NURSFKES  Heme Grown Sc   Imported  GARDEN,     FIELD      an*  FLOWER  SEEDS.  THOUSANDS  OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,   ROSES.  GREENHOUSE   AND  HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring -planting.    Eastern prices  or less.     Catalogue free.  3010   Westminster  Road,   Vancouver.  ������  &  Merchant   Tailor,  PAINTING,  H ANQING  PAPEM  ETC.  Work done  properly'and  at  prices.     Shot)  and  of Ladysmith  Hotel.  J.  E.  SMITH, Prop  right  residence in rcai  SYNOPSIS OF REGULATIONS  FOR DISPOSAL OD MINERALS  -ON DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES AND Till.-: YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal  lands  may be purchased  at HO per acre for sort coal and S30  for anthracilc. Nol. more than 320  acres can he acquired hy one iudivhl  ual or company. R03-a!ty at Hie r.i'i  of ten cents per 2,000 pounds shall  be collected  on the gross output.  Quart;*���������Persons of eighteen years  and over and joint stock companies  holding free miners' certificates may  obtain  entry  for a mining   location.  .A free n,i..,ei's certificate is grante*  for one or more years, not exceedin,-  five years, upon payment in advancr  $7.50 per annum for an individual,  and from $r>0 to SI00 per annum for  a company,according   to   capital.  A   free     miner,   having   discovered  mineral in pla.ee, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500  feet by   marking out  the  aume.  with   two   lesjal   posts.   Sparine  location  notices, one at each end   on  the one of the lode or vein.  diggings or bench claims, except on  lhc Saskatchewan River, wheie the  lessee may dic^de to high water marl-  on each al tenia te leasehold.  rl he   les ,ee  shall   hav e a dredge  in  operation  within one season from the  dale oi   the lease foi each live miles,  but where  a person   or  company    has  obtained more than  one lease        one  dreuge lor each fifteen miles or fraction   is siillicicnt.    Rental,  HO     per  annum for each mile of nvcr leased,  liovally at lhe iate of 21  per   cent  collided  ou   thc  output after  it   exceeds  HO,000.  Dicdging 111 the Yukon Territory���������  Six ieases of live miles each may be  granted to a nee miner for a term of  twuily  yeais,  also renewable.  The les 'cc-s right is coafmed to the  submerged bed or bars 111 the rivci  helow low water mail',- that boundary to be fixed by its, position on the  lstday of August in the year of thc  lhc date or the lease  'ihe lessee shall have one died go 111  operation within two veais fiom the  date ot thc lease, and one diedge foi  each uve miles within six yeais from  such date. Rental, vlOO pei mile foi  lhe first year and HO per mile lor  each sin-sequent year. Rojalty, same  as placei   mining.  placer Mining  in thc Yukofi Territory���������Creek,     gukh,    river aud lull  claims shall not exceed 230 feet     in  geucial dncction of the creek or* gulch  length,  measuicd on the base line 01  the width   being horn  1,000  to 2,000  icet. All  olhei   plater claims shall be  2a0   feet square.  Tbe discover ol a new mine is entitled to a claim ol 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists oi  two, l,r>00 feet altogether, on the out  put of which no rovally shall be  chargen, the lest of the party ordinary   claims   only.  Entry fee,"SI0    Royally at ihe rate  oi   tvvo <tnd  one-half  per cent,  ou the  value ot  thc gold shipped  fiom     the  \ukon Territory to be paid to     the  Comptroller.  No  free miner  shall receive a grant  of more than  one mining claim      ou  each  separate  river,  cieck or  gulch,  but the same  miner may hold     any  number of claims by purchase,     and  free miners may work thcir claims in  partnership by filing notice and paying a ice  of $2.00.    A claim may    be  abandoned  ami  another obtained     ou  the same creek, gulch or river by giving notice and paying a fee  Work must be done on a claim each  year to thc v-Juc of at least $200.  A certificate  that work  has      been  done must  be r,>jtjiin-'iu each  year;     if  not, the claim  A&:i he deemed to   be  abandoned,   and     open  to occupation  and entry  by a free miner.  Thc.  boundaries of a claim  may    be  defined  absolutely  by having  a survey  made  am! publishing  notices   in    the  Yukon  ofliciai   Oazette.  Petroleum���������All   unappropriated   Dominion  lands  in Manitoba,  the Northwest Territories, and within  the. Yuen   Territory   are   open to   prosepct-  ng  for   petroleum,   and  the  Minister  ,iay ���������r-'-'T-.e for an individual or com-  :any   having   machinery   on   the   land  .0  be prospected,  an area  of G40  acres.  Should the prospector discover oil  rn paying quantities, and satisfactor-  ily establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding G40 acres, including the  oil well and such other la.nd as may  be dc-lcrminetl, 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 ordr-r-in-councii.  Department   of   the   interior,   Ottawa, February, 1901.  - W. CORY  Deputy  Minister of tho  Interior.  (isi Avenue)  Pall Stock Jusl Arrived. Call early  J.111I .net your pick of the largest nuclbest  -stock in town.  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO.  686. F.  O. E.     :���������:        :-:        :���������:        :���������j  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  did  Tuesday at 7.30  p.m.   Worthy  Piosidcnti,  B   Forcimmer;     Worthy  Secretary,   C. IL Rummings.  NOTICE.  Perstis faund usiBg our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after tkis Hotice,  will b������ prosecuted.  HUMMING BROS.  Pioneer  Soda  Water Works.  Ladysmith. B.C.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot am!  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-mod������llcd. Rates (2 pei  day. Corner Granville and Hastings  streets   Telephone, 1-4.  S2H  ispimait  & Nanaimo Railndy  Time Table  3,  *.oe  5.06  5:52  4.0������  6 il  8:15  j:55 de 3:0ft  F. McB.   YOUNG  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR. . . .  -'   Lady sm it..  Overlands  Daily  Nanaimo  BAKBER    SHOP   & BATH   ROOMS  Tlie  ESPLANADE    between the  Grand and Abbottsford,  Wit.ijam PowivRS, Prop.  lie City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  Ladysmith  -SaSSSUEGS-SSiaa  The Ladysmitli  Opera House  Cm be scci-rcd for Thcatiical purposes, Dancing Pai ties, or Enter-"  tainments generally.  iJ   NICHOLSON, Prop  at  at  Passengers caa leave Victoria  8 p.m. ������r 11 f.m'., and connect  Seattle will the Fast Mail, leaving  at'8. a- m.., tha Flyer leaving at  8 p. m.  Entire ������evr ���������quipment aa each traia  Through Palate Sleepers, Dilcrs  (meals a U carte), Taurist ana First-  Class Day Coaches.  For sleeper     reseivationn, folters,  rates aad aH iaformatioa aall  on or  address  S. G. YERKBS K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., 7S Oevcrmnent st  Seattle. Wash, Victoria. B.C.  TAKING   EFFECT WEDNESDAY,   OCT.   5TH.  Nerthbouail SeutkbeuaaNoitfabeuaa Sat. Sun. Southb'd  k^a1-*5 Daily Arrive   Leave     aud Wed. Arrive  A.M.    p. M. P. M.     P. M.  Victoria ..-     t:90l2:aG   Victaria      3:00    7:C������  Shawnii:aa   Lake      10.2010:16 Shawaigaa Lake .... 4.20    6:40  Du^caas    .-     11:������������10:#2 Duncaa   Laaysuiilh       11:57  9:16  Ladysniilh     Nanaimo -.      12:40 1:20  Naaaimo     Ar.   Wellington 12:53Lv 3.00 Ar Wellington  THROUGH TICKETS  TO  CROFTON.  Via Westholm. Stage leaves daily except Sundays, connecting -willi North.  aad  South hound trains. Double sta ge service Wedaesdaye ruui Saturdays -  cenaecting  with  aiornhig and  altera 0oa traias.   Fare Irom Victoria, Single $2.40.    Return, $3.6".  THROUGH TICKETF VICTORIA' TO ALBERNI.  Stage leaves  Naaaimo Tuesdays   and Fridays 6ri arrival ot" train fco**������  Viotoria.    Fare   from'Victoria,   single $5,201    Return $1.85.  Excursion rates in effect to all p oiats, good goiag Saturday ana Sunday,   returaiag not  later  than Mondiay.  -  ��������� GE������: L. COURTEVAY.  TrafTic Manager.  ^m^sm^n^^.'^^.'m^^^.'m^M'^sm-^.'*^.^ ������������-t!r������5*>&������'������f#>**ft-H-������^Hiv*r^f*V*J^',w^*a* 1  r  j  ESQUIHALT & NANAIflO  RAILWAY CO.  1*  !|  i&  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, QOL.D AND  SILVER OKES.  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  i  i  TKQS. KiGDiE.  I CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  I General Manager.  Smelter Manager, f  Ghetrlie Dunn  Company  MERCHANT TAILORS  Charles  Ih'iui, of the above Prra. v is-its La I/smilh eveiy Sunday for the  purpoBe of  tal-inji  mcasuiemcnts  and      swiim, customers    peisoually.    May  bo seen at the Hotels.     We auaraniec .u.  s-tos-k and a perfect lit at  lowest possible rate*;.      Hand  made    *>'!.������������������>   rumi  S>ir> ������0  up.  19  Store  Street,  Corner  Clormor ant sheet, VICTORIA, B. U  the  HAY,-OATS, MILL FEEDS  SHIPMENTS DIRECT FROJd VICTORIA,      VANCOUVER    OR     THE  Daily, except Sunday, between Nanaimo and Vancouver, leaving Nanaimo at 7 a.m., and Vancouver alter  arrival "of C.P.R. tram No. 1 or 1  p.m.  For information regarding  freight  and passenger  rates apply to purser  on board.  GEORGE  L.  COURTNEY,  Traffic Manager; Victoria, B. C.  OWOVO^nOKaKaaHO'R'OMHao'BMOHO'^BnBMOHO^BKMOMOB^B'^BlMoVHMBOV  BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and making to order   a  speciality.  THOT1AS MCE WAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysinith, B. C.  W.  SILER.  GiuNLML-EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY-  WORK PROMPTLY Pf ��������� *��������� "  Leave orders.at the Abbofsford.  GEORGE YUEN  Merchant  Tailor  All kinds of clothing cleaned and  ���������epaired.  zyr-rrrvzjr.^T ruFJUt n.n.  PHASER   RIVER.  WRITE US  FOR QUOTATIONS.  Brackman-Ker  A" tiling Co., Ltd  LSVERY, BOARDING AND  SALE5 STABLES  EXPRESS  WORK   A  SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  LADYSMITH  ^���������^���������^���������^������������������^������������������^'���������^���������-^���������-^������������������i>������������������-������*- ��������� - ��������� ���������^���������--������������������^���������^���������^���������^������������������^���������^������  ������PHONE 66  W. MuN-siis, Secretary. *~   Jon.v W. Oouj i-j,   [n  ; TelepiioneMG.  The   Ladysmith   Lumber Co "Ltd.  MILLS   AT  FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH���������Shingles a Specialty.  ���������M Him fact mors     of���������  Roui,h and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned, and   Kiln  Dried  Flooring     and   Finishing    Lumber  In   Stock.  DESIGNS        \  TRADE-MARKS    \  I AND COPYRIGHTS  OBTAINED  ADVICE AS TO PATENTABILITY  ��������� Notice in " Inventive Age "  ��������� Book "How to obtain Patents"  Charges moderate. No fee till patent is secured, j  Letters stiictlv confidential.   Address,  E. G. SIUGERS, Pahnt Lawyer, Washington, D.C.  UlilHIKCU  fUEi  ���������*������* .**������ "??**5* l?*li*!-'-'   ' *���������.  *. WS?I,'  THE-CAWN BANK OF COMMERCE  with which is amalgamated  The Bank of British Columbia  H li',A \) OKI'TCE: TO RON10.  V*  Capital Paid up    $8,700,000  Rest   -     3,500,000  Aggregate  resources  exceeding   ... 91,000,000  Hon. Geo.  A. Cox, President 13.   E.   Walker,   General  Manager..  LONDON  OFFICE,   HO  LO MBARD  ST,  E.   C,  The Hank lias 100 Briinulu'S well   g in British Columbia and the Yukon  and  elsewhere,  including  tho folio vin distributed   throughout  the Dominion  Territory '*���������������  n in  GREENWOOD  NANAIMO  VANCOUVER  P^AST END  K AM LOOF'S NRL**o,v VICTORIA  LADYSMITH N. WESTMINISTER       WHITE   RORSE  Br:--relies in the United State's  SAN FRANTCTSCO      PORTLAND      SEATTLE     RKAGWAY  Every description of hanking business transacted.   Letters of credit on  any part of tbe world. --���������...  "R4 ������������������.���������-IIROOK  DAW: ON  NEW YORK  Savings Bank Department  li  Deposits of one dollar i.:l.(i0) and   upwards received and'interest allowed at  current     rates.      Depositors are   subjected to no delay in depositing   or  withdrawing funds.  LADYSMITH BRANCH ��������� W.   A.  CORNWALL.  Manager.  Don't be satisfied to -work  along; in the same old Avay  for low wages. We can-  help you carve out a successful career. Thousands  have increased their, salaries  by following- our plan. We  can train you in spare time,  and r at small cost, for any  of the following positions:  Mechanical, Electrical, Sl������ant, CMI, or  Mining Engineer; Electrician; Surveyor;  ��������� Architect; Draftsman; Bookkeeper; Sten-  ograplier; Teacher; Snow-Oard Writer;  Window Dreaser; or Ad Wrlfor.  "Write TODAY, Btnting which position interests yon. to  INTERNATIONAL  Correspondence    Schools  Box 799, SCRANT0N, PA.      .  OU. CHI OH ODH.MCAE1 BBWIMWTitWlli  "������������������ ca*.*i-.ii....������iVi....'i .'"~;*r.���������'m  DAY SCHOOL.  Usual subjects, taught; also languages, drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils and water col-  ers, pianoforte and vocal lessons given in classes or individually.   '���������  MISS  BERTRAM,   .  Ladysmith,  B. C.       A  LADYSMITH BA KERY  HOP LEU ii  CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED AND FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary el all kinds..  Or4������rt takes lot Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.  Best accommodation for tiansient  and permanent boarders and lodgers.  GRAND    hi OX QL,  This new Hotel has been comfortably fuinislied'and the bar is up-to-  date. Rates J. 1.00 a day and upwards.  WM.   HKVERIDGK,  Prop.  Esplanade .���������: :���������: :���������: :���������: Ladysmith  EDOCTH PllCil AT  J.  J., THOMAS'  S  ORE  EUROPE HOTEL  J. GIACHER������, Pr������p.  Newly    furnished,    everything   thc  best, finely stocked bar.      Transient  rate, $1.00 per day.    Meathly   rate,  $23.00.  First Avenue .  . . Ladysmith; IJ. C.  0N HIGH STREET.  Everybody in Lady-smith knows w������  carry a first class line of goods. .  *���������* wc must reduce our stock *���������?  *���������* "ef Men's am' Boy's cloth *������������������  *���������* ing at oice. Sanfaid's *���������*  *���������* clothing is well known. Vi'e **������������������'  *���������* will give 25 por cent ell  *���������* on regular rates .unti, fur-  *���������"^'ther notice   .  CALL AND SEE US.  We carry.STRAUSS' OVERALLS  hand mode, guaiantoed, and tbe celebrated-BIO HORN OVERALL on  sale. -  AT  THOMAS'      STORE.  THEJ0NES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Goorr Table, Good Bed and Good Bar  (Half Block from Depet.)  HIGEI STREET, LADY SMITH!  Dr- W, J. Qoinlam  DENTIST  Slovene Block, Liidyemiih, B. O.  Denli3try in all Ub brant-he;-; every newj  appliance.  RATES J2.00 PER DAY  S A������FI,K ROOMS  UARiS"Ol'PT<IKDWITH BBij  WINKS, LIQUORS, CIGARS  ABB0TSF0RD BOTE  Bent accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and fishing in near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B.  ���������SS������S3S%3CSW!^5^JS5.;%5s2ii?i3;5rS%^-V  -vV^-'v t. a:  ���������>.*^s;?������xjc%Sf<svv%^vv,v%*^%3K%v,*v'i  Seattle's Great  Papers  IKE  DAILY  SUNDAY  TWICE A WEEK  ii  ISIS  PS5T-  ���������NTfiLUSENCER  Sam*?!c Ct-s'-JS Free  Writs Tor .Sne   j  Ii.dly '?-5St-JiiiB5|II*cBccr, t'lti 29 Pales  ?ubllslies    the    fullest    telegrapblc  ?{T f   ricws  from-all  parts  of  tlie. v.-orld.  J V All the state and local news.     Dally  and Sunday edition, 75o per ���������--,��������� nth.  Sunday Post*iiniell&eRcer, 40 to 53 5'a::a  The largest and'most complete Sun.  day paper north of San Pitinc*.aoo-  Special departments of llitrrs:' ino,  of f nab loci,' of women's news. 3wi>-  day edition, $2.00 per year  Ti������*xe a Week Pcst-!nttR!!3������en-:.er .  All the cewB of the -weci*. '.r> -;fii;cis������,  detailed form. THE TV?OB- A  WEEK EDITION 15 Tri.'; BEST  XWICE.A WEEK PAJ-'KTL TXJB-  LISHBD.'OH THE PACIi^lO COAST.'  Write for sample copy and be Vson-  virieed. Subaoriptlon pile*, $1.00  per year.  AU Postmasters Will Take SuSScriptioas  rS-'-JIfrtLliefrlCiEa  ���������9., SsattJc, W;:sh.;  .v.  V.  WERT03T,. Bnalneea Mimagsr.  i i:i i i i mwn  ��������� VVSVCKUl Ir j  IS?A  |l*K<  ;)  I: f  J J  ���������i  ���������*  i  ������������������������  0 1  IITGHR  A SNAIL FARM.  Snail  farming will no doubt strii e  readers  as a very singular industry,  and probably     'many will now lean  for the      first lime of its existence  But to     appease the quaint'taste ci  the    French  for    the slimy inclli.sk*  there are     hundreds of farms dotted  all over      France,  where Hiail--,  and  nothing but, snails, are farmed in mil  lions, much as" poultry and .cattle are  farmed     elsewhere-   Indeed, so great  is the demand for snails in France-  Raris alone eats  .0 tons a year, representing    about  2.,O,000,0(l6 snaiis-  thal    iarms have been established in  Germany,    Switzerland and Italy.  " One of     the largest snail farms  in  France is situated at Orgclet,-in J-.  ra,  where one ga/.ed over a vast expanse of what looked  like iniiumera  hie     boxes ranged    in rows acr0ss a  ten-acre     cabbage field. 'There   weie  hundreds    ,f u.cse boxes, each moas  uruig s :      Let  -^length by thiee i;  width    A  distance of a yard separa  led    them     one from another,  whil  there, was     a space of two yards di  viding the   rows.   So it will be seei  that   of the total area, the boxes occupied just     one-half. -They were tin  cradles of the growing snails, which  though not visible     at  the moment  were     there in their millions,  for :  family   of 2,000 occupied each ,,UA.  Examination    of the box-like e,*..  lions    proved     they were not umi"  A SLIGHT MISTAKE.  ANGLING.  Quite  a lot  of curiosity   has   been  expressed in regard  to the clause in  ���������he Game Act regarding the    use of      The     swagger red motor car stood  time in  the  faking of trout, as very   trembling and snorting in tho street  cw  sportsmen   understand   such      a I,,-      ,      ,, i    ��������� , ,  .,  01 a small country town, and its oc-  The Kings Hotel is tli* only place  in Ladysmith    tkat has  on  draught jfe  John Labatt's India Pale Ale.   " "  around and sample it.  uing.  Lime heretofore has been used  in fishing by "unsportsmlike" fishermen in two ways���������one way is to  let down nets in streams and throw  'imc into the water. The lime driv-  ���������s the fish into the nets. The other  vay is to piocurc an empty bottle  md fill it with lime and water. The  ,ottle is then tightly corked and the  ime ferments, thc bottle explodes  md  kills   the fish.  The clause in the act is for the  .urposc of putting an end to this  'fishing."���������Colonist-  cupants sat regarding the gaping mob  of "hayseeds" with disdainful tolerance. .  -At  length the  .  owner of the con-r      . . ��������� ���������~  cent emerged from the htore v/li. re |inat"*.on is no,J onIy promptly given  he had been-making a purchase j-ad j*Jut' ifc C0Ines as an opinion from tin  resumed his seat,   the crowd  fell   off   {"guest legal   talent.  I  If a reader    of lhe  Weekly-  news. The Weekly Free Press possesses attractive special features  which are not to be found in any  other Western Canadian weekly. For  example, the" subscriber to the Week-j  ly Free Press can apply through the  "Legal  Enquiry Department,"     free I  of charge, for information concerning I REPAIRING   of  all  kinds   promptly  all  questions  of law,  and  the infer-, 'attended to.  ii.O. MILES  Contractor and Buifder  - PITHER & LEISER  "Do you  own your own  house?"  "No;  we've bad   the same cook for  en years."  -n-  you     ever see  wro-'ei  boxes,      Mit     shelters'with  &ides and roofs.   Inside the earth wa*  covered with -a bed of bone dry mos  wherein    the snails reposed from th  heat and slaie of the sun during th,  day, emerging only at nic-jit to feed'  ' They feed    to some purpose, too, fo  in wet weather 100,000 ot' them  WO  demolish in a single night a marlol  wagon     load of    cabbages  that tw������  horses comd not easily -mil.  .   As they have to be maintained fen  three or     four years before they al  Thc      Judge���������Did  ���������Othelo,!    colonel?     '  Tae Colonel���������Once, sab.  In my op-  ���������lion (he black scoundrel should have  ���������cen  lynched in   the first act.   o   ARE   TAKING   NO  CHANCES.  With the Japanese, western armies,  rardi   IL���������(10  p.m.;   via  Fuslian.)-  Hi.'ng   the  night   General   Oku's  ar-  -y advanced almost to the railway,  J-spite  a desperate   resistance,   occu- -----  ���������od Sutjaton station,  (he main Rus-  vancc of Eastern  and thc great machine-began to move  in stately  fashion down the streei  At this- moment, a bouse aooi opened and tiieie appeared an elderly  and somewhat short-sighted woman,  who brandished a soup-plate and ran  headlong in pursuit of the 'disappearing motor. "Hi, hi, Iii!" she shouted, as she ran, and eventually the  "hi's" had it, for ,the machine stopped .  "Say, mister," gasped thc eld woman, as she'came up holding out her  plate, "if its hot lomales you've got  I'll have two-bits  worth.  "   ''  Shop on Gatacre    st.  ^SS^S^S������S������WSm%Wma^m^mmWm  ���������ian supply depot, and captured en  ������������������1 mous quantities of supplies in pro-  ortiou. The Japanese are now Inir-  ���������ying their movements determined to  Oso no chance lo make victory cer-  ain -aiid decisive. They are confi-  enl of the success of their plans.   o ���������  THE WEEKLY   FREE PRESS..  The   Weekly   Free   Press,  Winnipeg,  is the oldest established and the lead  ing weekly of Western Canada.       II  presents  the  world's news  to Western'readers  almost one  week in  ad-  Canadian weeklies,  land  the reader of thc Weekly   Free  (Press can rely upon getting all  the  r> "-    "' Fl'CC  ������ ''ess  requires advice on   the subject  or ms caT.de, his horses or live stock  01 any kind,  it is not necessary     to! {j3  consult or pay a Veterinary Surgeon f  ft  riie Free Press retains  the services .' g  of a fully qualified Veterinary     Sur-    1  gcon for the .purpose of replying free    I  of charge to enquiries from its sub. I B  scribers. j f-jj  Fosters .veather forecasts appear ! fj  regularly and exclusively in the Tree gj  Press, and runy readers of the Free! ***���������  Press have acknowledged that this  1 feature alone is worth the subscription price of the paper.  Thc Weekly Free Press is 1 : r-r  which ought to be found in Lve:*y  farmhouse in Western Canada.  Any  Importers and wholesale dealers In WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  E1C.     Large stock always-All    the leading brands     We .nnni. *?'  principal   hotels and Saloons in Ladysmith. UPPly tbt  ORDERS SOLICITED.  I PITHER & LEISER, VICTORIA, B. C  i-** * *?*��������� *���������������****#*  Of  tain a salable size at good prices, i  naturally     follows that to.com* tlu  expense of their keep amKUie pay <  the farmhands  they need leali/.c gooi'  "prices when they are sent to the ma  ket.'  Commercially, * there     are tw.  kinds     of snails,      a large,  whitish  breed known as     Gros Jtlanc, and ;  smaller     one,  having     a dark shell  ".known as the ~ Petit Oris.   They au  sold,     by the'     thousand,  and price  fluctuate according, to .leason.  Snail    collecting gi\es employment  of people    lhing in tlie neighl-o'rhoo;.  of the farms,  and whole families en  gage     in it,     earning a good lhing.  The collectors,   men,   women and cl.i  dren,     set out-at daybreak, cairyin-.,  big     baskets   and  iron hoofs.   The;.  search    along the foot of hcdyCrows  ,and under \he ivy covering trees am.  walls.   With     luck a    good collectoi  can secure from 1,000. to 15t,0 snails*  a day, which means a weight of Iron.  20  to 30 poe.mds.   This   ,earns aboul  $1.25     aach a day, which is good Fdi-  these     localities.  SO   YEARS'  Rif-NCE  JACK RABBIT.  "Jack Rabbit" is thc name applied  to a new brand of boo/.e now on the  Seattle market. It is noted for its  courage-giving. powers, for it has  been put to the test. Pat Sullivan  returned Sunday from a hunting expedition, and is authority for the foi  lowing remarkable narrative.   -  "A certain Stuck valley farmer  was, annoyed by the ravages of\v,\ id  geese on his gardens. Scarecrows  and shot-guns did not. -frighten the  birds, and the farmer set a trap! He  procured half . a gallon of "whisky,  soaked wheat in it, ��������� and scattered the.  tempting grains over his ficJd."  "A huge jack rabbit,ga,HotJt>d into  the 'garden before the wild fowl appeared and made a meal on the grain  Then, with a wild stare .lie.emulated the acts of his 'March brother by  rushing into the farmer's yard and  whipping   thc family watch dog...."    j  THE  RING  After   the   brilliant  showing   made  ���������y Battling Nelson  in his  fight with  .'oung Corbett,     there is a marked I  '-sire en the part  of promoters      toi  ���������blain   his   signature   to  articles   for  ���������mother fight.    1IC is  recognized    as  me of  the  best drawing-cards just  :ow. There     arc  two men  in sight,  ither of whom would make a suita-  jle opponent for' the  Rattling Dane.  -Irilt and  Gans  are  on  the ground,  ���������ml  both seem  willing  lo meet him.'  ��������� clson    has expressed  a   desire     to  meet Brill at any  weight the latter,  .nay  elect   to  name.      It can  be 130  rounds;   l.il,    132" 133     or      catch  ���������vcig-lits.  As both boxers are known to be  at- their besfc at 133 pounds," that  will undoubtedly be thc weight if  they come together. The additional  three pounds- will- make Nelson a  more formidable fighter than lie  proved in* his recent battle, as it  was apparent he was below his natural   weight.     * ������������������  The  public seem  to  have forgiven  JLins  for tlie. part he played  in the  Brill   (iasco,   judging   by   the  reception      accorded   him  al  the  Nclson-  Corbbtt   fight. If  Nelson  feels    that  Gans  is   no   harder   proposition      to  sol'.e than  Brill he may prefer     to  tale on     the - man  from Baltimore,  t'hc  house  would   bo fU!U}\. as   large  as if Brill    was his opponent.  If he  defeated   Gans   he  would  gain      the  lightweight   championship   and      all.  Ihe   future      profit   the .title   would  carry  with  it  i. B, SliFSOi.  ' Solicitor,  Etc.  Mcney   to  Lean  1st Avenve     -    -   - LADYSMSTh  .Ladysmith Temple No. 5 Rathbone  ���������Sisters meets in tho Oddfellow's hall  2ml  and  4th Tuesday at 7.30  p.   m.  Mrs.  Kale Tate, secretary.  Trade Marks  Designs    CoPVrtSGHTS &c  Anyone apndliiB i������ sketch nnd description nin<  nukikly ascertain our opinio,1 free -wliulli<>r an  indention is prolmbly p.'itoin.-iblo. Coninuinira-  lloiisftLrlct.Iycoiilldciili.il. TT.'imltiooknn I'nteutb  'lonHrco. Oldest imoiioy forhcriir.nt,' patents.  Pnlcnls tiikoii ilii'oujrli Munn Ic Co. iccetvc  tpeclal notice, witliout, clinruc, intlio  WARDS MfAT   MARKET  Sdeniific Jlittsrkaa.  \ lianrtiomply lllnstr.'itctl wcokly. - I,-<T!rost cir-  cnli.tion uf )ir,va''iontlilc Iniirnul. Terms,.*,'! a  yc.'ir: fuur pinnlliU, j.1. Sulclbynli iiohs.IciiIqis  . firllj^ri S Co.sa,B~a*-a^ flaw Yor^f  i<?������i������������->- (..-.Tiro. l'?."������ T ''^���������^V.'-ifsMr.t.'ron. 71. o  s up-  ON ROBERTS STREET.  Only  First Class Meats are  plied our Customers.  We will treat you right.  WANTEB-Honso to rem. One-situated near - Ledger oflicc ptelcrte*  AW>r "K" -Ledger ���������mec. 2t  ^re You  Going East  Job  Printing'  Done Promptly and  WELL  At  Union  Brewli  NANAIMO,   B. C.  flanufacturers of the__--^-^^���������  BEST BEER  ,nw tn British Columbia  Lager Beer and; Porter Guaranteed Brewed  from the;Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.  TICKET   OFFICE  Cor.  Government     and   Yates  SU.  Victoria, B. C*  '''hen  be sure your tickets read  the  LEDGER  Office  On Ist  Avenue  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  The Union Brewing Company will pay $i0 reward for information  which will lead tojthe arrant andgconviction any peraon or persons  destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or failing to return the same.  ���������3  Three  Transcont nental  Trains Daily  via  ���������   ���������  1 One of wliich is the famous "Noith  j Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  ! Up-to-date Pull man and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued to all paints East and  The gate receipts for the last fight South, also Pullman tickets issued  reached a total of. $13,218,, although^ and berths reserved,  the prices were small when compared  Work   Done at  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made;toorder and Repaired at short notice.     Drill Sharpened 1 y at  alwayegives eatisfaction.    Picks handled and repaired.  Ships mi thing  in all its Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -   -   -   - Ladysmith, b. C  ^Reasonable   Rates  As Corbett was considered the  drawing card he received the larger  share, ��������� which amounted t(T $3,552.  Nelson received $3,500. The fighters  were to. receive these -amounts whetliT-  er they won, lost or fought a draw.  The club's share was $7,156. The  winner would have received rnqrc  than $5,Of0 had he been lighting on  a percentage basis. .'���������.-.  The only Jine now malcin^ UNION  DEPOT connections at ST. PAUL  and MINNEAPOLIS with the  "���������rough trains from the Pacific  Coast.  THE SHORTEST LINE, THE  FINEST. TRAINS, THE LOWEST^  RATES,  THE FASTEST TIME  -'   .BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,. ST:   PAUL,   CHICAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS  CITY,  ...-���������:���������.       Only  direct   route  to-Yellowstone  with those of other fights. Both figh-   ���������   ,      ,-,. ,       r ,',-     -.  , . .--.   .-.-��������� , -    fa      Park.    Cheap n-.tes  from  all points  ters   elected   to   accept   a guarantee.  ������������������ ���������     .-, ������������������������������������'���������  ���������   ���������*������������������    * ������ East/froin Marcji 1st to May 15th.     ,  Steamship   tickets on  sale to    all|and ALL POINTS EAST.  European : points.       Very   low  rates j    For complete information aslc your  now-jn ell'ect.    Cabin: accommodation j local agent or write \  reserved by wire. .   .   '  Por further  particulars  call at 'the ! F* w- PARKER  offi or rhonc No. 45C. \  (    lc^   ^   _ General   Agent,  A. D" CARLTON, C.E.LANG  A.G-.P.A.,  N.P., General  Agent  Portland,  Ore. Victoria, B.C  ���������  **  **  **  **  **  **  ���������*'  Plans,  Specifications  and  Details     furnishedl for all kinds  of work in the CARPENTER  Line  C.   B.  ROBELEE,   Carpenter  and Joiner,      2nd ave, Ladysmith,  B.  C.  **.   ������������������   ���������   ���������*   ���������   ���������   ���������   ���������  Western Hade For Western flen  HORN  RAND  151   V'oKlpr.. Wav.-:'-RpatMe  LADYSMITH WALL PAPER  DEPOT.  Dealers in  WALL      PAPERS,  PAINTS,  OILS,  VARNISHES, Plain and Fancy  Glass Pictures, Frames.  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  ROCKIES. YOU WILL GET THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  PANNELL   &   PLASKETT  LADYSHITH, B1  STFVENS BLOCK,  GATACRE  STREET,  Harry Kay  ^���������^'���������^���������*  UNION  MADE  SHIRTS  OVERALLS  Etc,  SOLD AT  BRAND  flEBISTERirD  LEADING  STORES IN  LADYSMITH  -1-  ��������� In  m  m  iti  '���������  ���������  icSlvered io Any Part of tli City!  EveryAfternoon  Ledger I  ents  jper   Month |  ���������&*&mW������yi9&*W������&9W������Wm*mili������&0*m&9^^  ^iS^SF^S^SiiSS^i^S^S&^S^^S^SXXSSZlS^  sj^^asaBKasft.  These goods are sold whol:sale a    ������d retail for 25 per cent. lei>s than a ny imported goods of like quality.  GIVE  THE  BIG   HORN  BRAND  A   TRIAL.     THE  GOODS  ARE MADE IN VICTORIA AND BY   WHITE  LABOR ONLY. . EVERY GARMION     T IS WELL MADE OF GOOD MATERIAL AND IS SOLD AS  CHEAP  AS THE CHEAPEST.  LARD  H. W. SAUSAGE  (THE ONLY   KIND)  BLACK PUDDING  FIRST AVENUE.   BUTCHERS  f^  LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO  MOVED  WK,  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  Stables itrrear of Ladysmith Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abbottsford.  J -WILLIAMS   AND   WASKETT ���������  ��������� ������������������������������������������������:���������.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������- ������������������������������������������>������^4,4.������^ ������+������+������������������1  23SS^S^i3������SiadiS^aS  SANITAS  The Washable Wall Covering���������a pplied to tne walls like wallpaper,  and can he washed with soap and water as easily as you wash  your hands,  A TRAIL OF DIRT  Wherever there are children ordinary wallpaper is in  danger.    One  little soiled hand will  spoil  the   wall.     You  don't want to he    always watching and scolding,  lut you    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 free    on    request.  VBCTORIA^BX.  'i  . - T  1 >'���������'  IC..--: .''���������-���������.-'$���������. /.
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A SNAP���^. good- EngLah Piano by
a first-class  maker  in   p rf,   b   order
For. $100.00.  A Mason and Hamlin
Organ for $125.00. Apply
A. F.  OWEN,
Piano  Tuner    '      Abbotsford  Hote.
Rev    Mjigee     returned to Duncans
this    morninjr .
, 3Inyor Albert Planta,  of Nanaimo,
" is in thc city on business today
Feed   po1 aloes   at  Blair  & Adam.
Judge   llairison  is  boidin
P'ourt in    Lad \ smith todav.
Fresh . bot-housc Celery, Rhubarb,
Aspaiigus and Lettuce at Blair' <ii
All Story Magazine, Smith's and
Tom Watson's Magazine for April,
at Knight's.
Arrangements  have been made   by
Manager- Nicholson, 'of the Ladysmith
opera house, for the appearance      oi
Madame A. 'Freed-Cfriselda'' tomorrow
evening,    The noted artiste will     be
here tomorrow evening, and the hour
at  which'. the concert will commence
will he announced in tomorrow's Ledger.    It  will likely 'be at S.30 sharp.
The programme Avgieh will be given
hut.-,   which may be added to somewhat,  is     published below. ' Tickets
have been  sold,  as was necessary, to'
raise the . rather large sum, that 2t!r.
Nicholson had to guaranto:* to induce
Madame Griselda,    who-,    brings her
own accompanist on piano and   vip-
Iin,  to appear here' ��� -
Seats are on".sale at Blair & Adam's today arid ..will', be 'until, six
o'clock tomorrow .evening.' All who
intend .'to be,--- present should secure
their.seats as early as. possible,' and
It is said that "music hath charms
to soothe     thc-s&v.-ige  breast, etc.''r
If anyone i.s tccling particuhu ly sav-iall   who  have already  reserved  seats
ago at      this lime an evening at thej;nc   ic'm'.e.;   ���<-'  <vil   rl   l.lair     &
Griselda concert should   he soothing. J Adam s and seem f them promptly, so
The music tonight will  be of such a 5that seats  not     spokui  Tor may  he
class (hat     those uf us who are not {sold.
mu.sii.illv educated, yet  still  enjoy u.
song will     he *��iateful for.     On the
piograrnme me    several simple songs
and   ballads.   Madani   Griselda  promises to pkMso and entertain
Tug Sunliiiry      ivas in with a scow
for coal from Lhe .Mainland.
���     *     ���
Tug Flyer took on bunker coal this
morning. ?
��� .'Steamer  ; Selkirk,
���wharf, this morning.
ivas. in, at the
Schooner Alexander is hack from
C'oinov for another cargo ol coal for
lhc coke ovens.
Vancouver, March 10.���Completing
her initial voyage of the season, tlie
CV.lt. stcames reached heie al, 3
o'clock ycsteiday afternoon from the
north. " The si earner left Skagway
on Monday "last and made a fast passage. Capt. McLeod stated upon arrival that splendid weather prevails
in (he north, aud that he experienced a pleasant voyage, both north
and southbound.
After lying in porl for a couple of
hours the. steamer proceeded on her
way to Victoiia. She is scheduled
to sail Noith again on Monday evening, coaling at Ladysmith on her
way up.
Ladysinith,  P..   0.,   M.-mh  ID,,   11105
Mr.  J.  Clari.son & Co.,
102 Kldiige Ave..
Toronto/ Ont.
Dear Sirs:-
In the last issue of the "Weekly
Globe" I saw your advertisement for
a book-keeper and 1 beg leave to offer you my services.
1 am eighteen years of age, in perfect health, and have a good cluuac-
Isr. As I have just graduated from
"Vo��geI's Commercial College.'" in
Vancouver after taking up a ihoi-
ugh couise in book-keeping, 1 woi 1 .
very much like to obtain a position
in your olliee.
Enclosed please find references to
which I    beg leave to refer you.
Should my services be accepted I
am sure you would find my work satisfactory.
Tours truly,
Ladysmith, B.  C,  March 10,   1005.
Messrs.  J.: Smith & Son.,
Toronto, Out.
Dear Sirs:���
Having seen your advertisement in
the ''Examiner" for a chemist, I have
pleasure in offering myself as a candi
date for the position.
I am twenty years of age and in
good hcJalth. I have had four .years
experience in tlie firm of TI. J. Jones
& Co., to whom I beg leave to refer
Should you favor mc with the appointment T am sure you will find
my work satisfactory.
Very truly- Yours,
the following programme" has very
!kindly been selected .from  the repertoire sent  forward by Madame Griselda by, Mrs.   (Dr.). Wassaii and Mr.
Robert Allen, as being in.'.their opinion, one that will he most-interesting,
to'a Ladysmith audience:    ;.'." ������.  ;
In  addition -to* these,   there; will'be
two,, numbers .by  local talent,  ;. that
will*.he ���announced-..tomorrow;-  .  .������'���".���'
'���:-V.--:,       :;PROGRAMME.v;. ;���..-:',,.>
Gould  I v....;....:;...';..;...........:..:;:,  Tc-sti
Thy  Beaming Eyes   ..^ ..VJAacD^w-ui
The : Rosary c /.:.... -...^A......;,,...; Kevin
Avc; Maria':..^.....^...:,.,v:Bach--..oi:npd
II Bacio  ......;..,..  ;..;;:;..; , ;\.:....;? A *;ui.ii
I've Something:.Sweet to .Tell ,You���
.;.���..���....'. .Fanning..
Annie Laurie.    . ";.- :-'������     '.;:':,.
Jamie;:,..:,...  ....;....''  ...   Bishop.
All  Souls  Day  .:..;..:....,...  :....:Lassen
For  All  .Eternity;^.....  ... Maschcroni
. Tlie foil owing account ��� of Madame.
G rise/Ida's Victoria Concert, is' taken
from, the Victoria Colonistof " the
1.71h of Feb. -The".-..,VaiiCbdver papers all' publish long articles,, highly
commend i ng of the., in*lis I;.',' A few extracts only, from their reviews are
given,below. ���'���..-��������� v
"This -noted singer who is now re'-.,
turnin.b -to "England after a" concert
tour��� extending ..;��� over several years
in. ..India: arid .- Australia, which ivas
for 'her a constant succession of. triumphs, will shortly giye a" concert,
in Vancouver: It was .her ..first' intention to -have the recital', on ; the.
evening of [February 28,- but: inasmuch as the ball for'.the. benefit of;
the -Children's; ..Aid Society was,, ar-.
ranged for that- date,- she cancelled
the. engagement" rather than seem to
oppose  in. any  way the  work of this
charitable institution'.''' The, recital !greatest enthusiasm.'���... Aixlilijs \yc-il
has now been ' arranged to be given''known waltz song, "L'ftstasi," was
in'. Fender-Hall on Wednesday March" another of her choice niimbert**, .':.uit
8,  and  will  be under the auspices  of .where'all'were, so good it seems ^-in-
Ihe Art,  Ilistoiix Society.
*     *     *     *     * ��� -,   *     *,    * ���   *     * ^
"Mine. Freed-Giiselda's voice is a
line and powerful soprano of great
range, which the artist has under
perfect control and uses with much
eflect. It might be .said, without
tear of contradiction, that such a
���voice, combined with so magnificent
production, has not been heard in
this  city  during many  years.
'"Her programme had been well
chosen, both with regard to the inherent musical interest of thc various numbeis and as affording the
artist great opportunities for showing her versatility and her command
of the several different schools ' of
composition and styles of rendition.
Mine. Frced-Griselda has the advantage of being as much ar home
in-.German and Italian as she is in
English. She  was   equally  charm
ing and satisfactory in the German
music of'Brahms and Goetz, in the
Fiench Saint-Sacns and Gounod, in
thc Italian of Tosti and Arditi, and ��,
in the - Scotch of "Annie Laurie,"
which last song was given an encore
number and sung with correct accent, and such refined and true feel-
jjig as to bring (ears to thc eyes of
many of  the hearers.
The  Province  says:���"Mine.   Freed-
Griselda  showed   the   possession     of
powers and qualities  that are rarely
found in woman singers, for not only
is her range of voice veiy large, and
her  organ oi uncommon  quality and
power,  but  her entire absorption   in
her  woik  is evident   from   the moment she sings her first  note.    She  is
a woman  of wonderful  .strength  and
self le&liainl, and" she allows herself
to be entirely inspired  by her theme,
so   that thc veiy soul of thc.    music
as if  weie ineanuilca before us.
The  News-Advertiser  says:   "There
was a large and veiy appieciative air
diencc  at     Madame   Freed-Gnselda's
concirt in Pendei  hall last night and
it must he acknowledged  the enconv
iums bestowed      upon   her,   both  by
thc press of this and other countries,
have been  well  deserved.     She    has
a fine soprano or wonderful  compass
and her powers of vocalization     are
leally wonderful.   The audience    last
night   was a keenly eiilical one,  from
a. musical  standpoint./ and   the     ap-
;>laii'c  which  followed   every  number
showeil only  too  plainly  the pleasure
dciiveil    fiom   the  charming   artist's
-.ingiiig.     The programme,   too,    was
a  vaiicd one,  ranging  from  songs   ol
high  (hamatic order  to the more slin
pie ballads,     fn the I'ormei, notwithstanding   thc    compliiiienlai y  notices
winch  had   preceded   her,  her  singing
was  sinply  a    revelation   while     the
sympathy expressed  iu  her sings    oi
a' niyic simple description  was     ic-
liiartable  and  alToidt-d   the lar.'c
diencc  the greatest   pleasure.   In ?���.v
exqu.sile    singing   of   Robin's   "Still
Wie   Die  Nacht,"   well  known 1,11
music    lovers,      she   was       ���*       \ i
while in her song "Melisaiulc   u The
Wood"   (Goet/.),      she   aroused     the
. Celebrated Lino-1
1 leum: ' 1
J��3 i���Ban7.-n* fwcamm Eg
g Beautifull patterns and |
|    designs m block, tile |
and floral effect.
vidians to particuIariJ'e Suffice it
to say that should Madame Frce.l-
Gris-?lda again decide to favor a
Vancouver audience, she may be assured o'f a packed house.
Miss  Cohurn  was  a passenger
Nanaimo on the noon train.
Parker Williams, M.P.P., passed.up'
to Nanaimo from Victoria on the
noon  train.'
We sell these goods at
S Vancouver pricss^ I
a therefore the price h
| end quality are ri^ht.c j
I    All oiirgood quality j
| Linoleums are  laid by
1     ourselves.
y Store closes  at six o'clook ev-
|j ery evenirlg except   Satinilny.
(Dissolution of Partnership.)
Tlie partnership heretolore subsisting between Chu Ming and Chu Lung
Ilo. of Extension, B.C., trading under thc firm name of Wing Lung As
Co , has been dissolved.
Thc business will in future be conducted under the sole management of
Chu Lung Ho, who ^assumes all liabilities of the late firm, and to whom
all outstanding debts must be paid.
Dated Extension, B.C., Feb. 29th,
l! 05.
:. B. Dier
Surgeon Dentist
All  work guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.
Bigh St. Ladysmith
Ordeis will be delivered anywhere
in the city promptlj and at the lowest possible prices.
Leave orders at Christie's, on the
5uu residences For Sale
Call and get particulars.
he Esauim'alt
& Manaimo Ey. Go's
JO! 3
5T\ WAR l P. O. Box 268
CO\'\ FY WC'IN'G-     -
tP? ?���
Ine Went her
reminds hou*-ekeeper.s that it is time
Spring   Cleanir
Ladysmith,   I'..   (!.,   March   10, i!)il5.
Messrs.     I'..   I'.rov.n  A*  Co.,
Victoria,  li.  C.
Dour Sirs:���
Having s; en your advertiscinent in
the "tOx-press" fur a clerk, I have
pleasure  in  ofl'crwig my  servicrs.
I am 17 years old and in the .best
of health.. I have bad two years experience in the firm of .1. C. Black
& Sons    and am not afraid to work.
Should I get the position T am sure
you will    find  my work satisfactory.
Yours Truly,
Let us remind you that the folio wing arc the BEST Spring Cleaners:
V ���   '
B.   C.  Brooms .  Gillett's Lye
Boeckhs   Household   I!rushes Sapolio   ������-.-'
Gold Dust Naptha Soap
Pearlino L Nasco   .   '
Taylor's Soap Powder Flush Light Soap
Wiilir-sas' Block
Partieiilar Gi-pocers.
TeJ.epIao*ao X
assure    you, Madam,  thc
DA'* Pi RE and PKOVIN.
lire "tin
3*ou can    ge t i. ; _
i h
'yfl^H !
SATCRDAV   E\lv\IGN,   11th  inst
Tickets  on  sale p.t   I'.Iaii* S:   Adam's
Ileser\t:d   Seats,  SI.(id  aud   75  cents,
general  admission  f>!! cents.
Strand for March at
There      is no doubt  that in tomorrow's   match   tiie     Ladysmith   team
"T^^rfX^zviz ".
, will be one of the strongest that ha-
.���e.cr    fallen to     the lot of this city.
Since last Sunday the men have been
. out     continually  pzactic'ng      and  a
! most  pleasing result  was  obvious  in
' the  scratch      match   last  night.   The
comljiiial.iiin     was vastly superior to
that seen      in  the      game  last  week",
while, many     of    lhe players showed
considerable skill    in   long  shots.    In
last, night's      game  thc men one and
i all  worked most energetically, and at
the- end' showed scarcely any signs of
fatigue.   This     without  doubt si eats
well  for the success of ���the 'home play j
: crs .    tomorrow,  in      the first, match j
I with  Nanaimo for the B. C. cup. 3
j The \ it-ii.ors are bringing a good lot |
: of men down wiih them, men who i
'know I be game iUid who arc said to i
j be in t'.-e best oT shape. They are '
'' as' fo I!   ���..>;
j .Goal, Kohl. V-ivond; Fullbacks, 11.
j Farmer and O. Rosewall; Halfbacks,
! J.    Lour ridge    R.  Gilinour     and   10.,
1st   \ venue,
Leave orders with
BLAIR  &   ADAM,   ' .t\";i
All \v,irk first-class at TIIE CHRY
 Dealers in	
FManos and
Ladysmitht B. C ,  \
Victoria, B. C.
Manufacturers of the Celebrated
We are offering our first consignment of this seasons hats, trimmed
and untrimmed, at popular prices.
Fancy Blouses
Artificial Flowers
Muslin Dress Goods
Ready to Wear Hats
These goods are from the leading
makers, being the spring styles from
(* h*i
the centres of fashion.
Yakima PotatoeB
Just  arrived,   and   guaranteed   to be the BEST ou the. Market.
See our Windows.
  ; TELEPHONE  2���4.
oi  e;
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{ft    Iixanu.
\ft(of dk.igr.
['< ns    and sirlit  tests ivac
;fe&*&*5- .i&fefe'&fe'&,lr'&'&-K
/mm Ji/\'f(
Dinner .and Tea Sets -
$10.00'Dinner  Sets,  97   pieces,   now  ..'. ������  ? 7.00
$13.00 Dinner Sets, 97  pieces,  now
$15.00 Dinner Sets, 97 pieces,  now  l0'00
$29.00   Dinner  .Sets,  97   pieces,   n ow *..	
$2,r).00   Dinner   Sets,   115   pieces,    now     ....
$35.00   Dinner  Sets,   98  pieces,   now ,
Watch our Window for I. O. G. Lines
. 15.00
,  18.00
:__:_: Best in the City ���:���:���j
For Crosse (3& Black well's very
choice JUS in glass.
Wild Rose Honey, fresh stock
v.' rjiraCBLirJJM
j Siiovvdeii;      right   wins,   J.   I'.luiidell,
j CCapt.),  T.      I'.urns;  ceillre, '\\.  Ora-
] ham;      left     wing,  .1.  lloyce and  \V.
i itoliiiison; spare man,  W.  Slrele.
'i he-    home     team   is  piclieil
j lows:
Leahy;   fnlllincks,  .1. Nim- !
I.   McClctcbio;   lui.ll'-hacks, j
is  the mest eu'ective and most economical  method  of   improving       and
brightening   up   the  interior   appearance of your dwelling.
From the many licautiful paft.rns
���many of them exclusive���in our new
line, we are certain you can select
e.vactly thc ri��ht paper to suit yo'.ir
taste, and purse. Let. us show you
our handsome array of styles.
At Mo'rriBon% Ladysinith
Co.i.l,   Is.
ii.o      and
.1.  Hunter,
tf.  Adam,
.].   Frm,  T.
R.  TW-TMillan,,
(centre)    K.
Dr.   R.   I).   Dier  may  be  found    at
lis office,  at any time through     the
| day  or  evening.       Bridge  or   crown
j wort* as good  as the best and at rea.-
I sonahlc  prices.     It  is not a  practice   gr^^^r,��J^,,;,,,,.,,^rr**-*-      ir���^r-rr;
' for a few  days  cl   weeks    only    that ,
Dr.    Dier    is  establishing,   but   ane '     Kl.e,.n   |,���|.-iioiisc   Celery,   Rhubarb,
Salmon   I 1-*,a1'   wiU c'allKC ���'������" l0< 1)e a I*(*rnian"'  Asparigus anil Lettuce at Rlair    and
V',- cim'-    -J'   I'"!' resident  of Ladysmith.   Office^on   Adam's.
I High Street, next Weinrobe s.
On ist Avenue
Cleo. Roberts
RATES���$1.00      per     day.      Finest
Wines,  Liquors  and   Cigars.
Firat  Avenue,  Ladysmith, B.  O.
���IKlsJS-.fl.2ft si-d $1.5i'���
t. roe bu* lo &I1 *>tMi*ubof.t  laittli" g? f-i-i^
railway depctn.    Electric an every five
tninutea   (null  psr's ��l    (fa<-   ci'y.    I'ur
8i-id tablu timcxc.*f"i ?tl.
F.   BAY'S KB, "PiT-rriefrir,


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