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 k  LSGISLATIVJ3  IB  TO!  A;'  *:���������&  ���������/���������.������������������v..'.  4 ^SSfiflfflJLY  Ladystiith Daily Ledger  .^'-'-K-'.VWvl  VOL. 2,  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1905.  IMPROVEMENT BYLAW WITHDRAWN  Council Decides That the Public  Do Not Want This Bill  Yet  The City Sewerage   Question is  Dropped for the Present  Time  A SCORE BURNED TO  DEATH  ANOTHER       HOTEL  HORROR IN NEW  YORK  THE ESCAPE OF MA  NF WAS MOST DIF  FICULT  FREE TRADE RELATIONS  ADVOCATED:  WISH   FREE   TRADE  WITH  CANA-  ABA  PRICE' FIVE CENTS  JOHN     a LEX^NDER  DOWIEISAGAiN  HEARD FROM  RUSSO^PANESE STRIFE  Council of War Held at St Petersberg Decide to  Fight On^Russiaiis Have All Reached  Tie Pass  , The matter ol thc outlet for the  eity serwrage was again brought up  at last night's council meetiog when  a communication was read from .Mr.  Mohen, stating that lie had received  plans  of  the city,  sent him by  the  city clerk,.and would now be willing  jjive levels etc. for  a sewerage  entire city* and csti-  \h     system for  the  mate of the cost of laying same, for  the  sum of  $400.     The councilmen  were  asked  what action  they would  now  take in the matter f  Aid. Blair said he did not think it  advisable to expend such a large  sum at present on getting levels, as  he felt the money was required more  urgently  for other  purposes.  Aid. Beveridge agreed with Aid.  Blair. In his- opinion the city could  certainly not afford such a large outlay. He- pointed out that if. the  plans were obtained the' city would  not .have the money on hand to-proceed  with the work.  The Mayor said  that once proper  plans were received, a number of residents had     promised to contribute  towards the construction of the outlet.   Before they could proceed witli  any work it was certain that    they  would have to procure an .engineer's  levels,-that would be satisfactory to'  the railway company, or  permission  could not be obtained to  take     the  sewerage under the track, and he con  sidered that the-price offered by Mr.  Mohen  was most reasonable,' and a.  chance  that  would  not be likely ' to  recurr. -  The matter was thoroughly discussed and eventually the aldermen came  to .the conclusion that the finances  of ��������� the city, as they now stand,  would not warrant them expending  such a laiRC sum at present, and Aid.  Beveridge's motion was seconded .  and carried, the clerk receiving in-  r, structions to notify Mr. Mohen that  |t his services would not at present lie  required.  The matter of the telegram received by the Board of Trade reported  to be sent by Mr. Dunsmuir on Feb-  21st, the time that Mr. Hawthorn-  thwaite's penalty clause.to the eight  hour bill was being discussed, stating that it was his intention to  close the mines should the clause  pass,-was brought up. The genuine--  ncss of this message had been doubted by some people, and the ��������� subject  was thoroughly discussed by. the  Council last evening, and was eventually explained and settled to the  satisfaction  of all..  The local improvement bylaw was  committed, Aid. Blair in the chair.  The first clause was read, when Aid.  Nicholson inquired if the people generally were in favor of this by-law.  He asked this question in view of  the fact that it had been turned  down by a public meeting last year.  Aid. Haworth, by whom the bill  was introduced, rose to reply. He  stated that when he introduced the  by-law this year he felt sure the  public were in favor of it, but since  that date circumstances generally  were changed, as had also the opinion of the people, and he was convinced that at the present time, if  the hill passed it would be against  thc wishes of the public.  Aid. Bryden. stated that in his  opinion, the introduction of the bylaw was altogether out of order. By  a large inalority it had been voted  down at a public meeting last year,  and in consideration of this fact he  thought it would be an act of injustice to the people to pass it now.  Aid. Beveridge agreed with Mr.  Bryden and thought that the by-law  should be laid over for six months,  as he felt sure that as things stood  at present very few people would be  billing to- luy out any money n the  city.  The    Mayor  remarked that     there  were    very few people, at the public  meeting      when   the  bill  was  voted  against  last      year,   and   he  hardly  considered  that the council   this year  should   be  guided  by the opinion   of  that meeting.     He knew for  a fact  that a great many who opposed the  bill then were now in/avor of it,   A  large number  of  people residing   on  High street wanted it passed.  His  Wi*!*.*:' n  wer.t on to point out    the  various     advantages    thc     citizens  would derive by the bill  being pass-  pa  Aid.   Malone  said  he agreed  with  Mr.   Bryden,     with respect to   -the  wishes of the people.    It was clear-  that they did not want the bill last  year,  and  iu     his  opinion  another  public meeting should be called     before the  proposed bylaw was passed,  and  the people be given an opportunity to lie heard on the subject.  Neither Aldermen Beveridge or  Bryden thought that it would be advisable to call another public meeting. The people had said they' did  not want it last year and they hardly thought that the public wish had  undergone such a vast change in so  short a time. The discussion continued and after ' a time His Worship said it was obvious that the  Council were opposed to the bill and  suggested that Aid. Haworth ask  permission to withdraw it.'- This suggestion was acted i upon and the bylaw accordingly  withdrawn.  A communication was received  from Isaac Gould complaining that  the sewerage running from High St.  was**.Hiakliig~wa*p"uiitler *his"~ house/  and���������causing a nuisance. He---*asked  that the,matter he. remedied without delay, 'lhe letter was referred  to the Street Committee.  A complaint that obnoxious  smells were arising from the pound,  .was handed over to the Sanitary  Committee for action.  Sundry accounts amounting to  $11-1.75, and bills iu connection with  the school aggregating $111,000 were  referred   to  the   Finance  Committee.  The Finance Committee's report  was received and filed.  It was decided to give the work of  truant officer* to the police constable  and ask for the resignation of the  present officer. This action was decided upon liccause the Council telt  they could not afioid to pay a separate, man for this-work.  His worship stated that he had"  interviewed Mr. Simpson with regard to securing his services for city  solicitor. Mr. Simpson was willing  "to undertake the work, stating what  salary he would require.  After a long discussion it was decided not to employ a solicitor at  present, so the subject for the time  being, was dropped.  Several articles required by the  city constable, were ordered-*--to be  purchased.  Those present at last night's, session were, Mayor Cohurn, Aldermen  Nicholson, Beveridge, Blair, Bryden,  Malone and Haworth.  New York; Afareh ll-rNinc persons  dead, two seriously injured, son.e so  seriously that they may die, and two  hundred      persons  homeless,   is   the  brief story-of New York's latest fire  horror.    Tha victims of today s  disaster  were  typical cast-side people,  the building a typin.1 east shJe tenement,  and  the  scenes  attending     ib  were in many ways peculiar to    the  cosmopolitan quarter.   To apparently,  reckless displays of heroism shown by  firemen, police mid volunteer rescuers  alone is due the fact that t. e l.st o\\  dead is not far greater. At least    a  score of people were burned  to death I  several were so  badly  injured     they {  may  die,  and" forty others  received  i  serious    injuries  in     tlie fire,  whicli j  practically     destroyed  a five storey  tenement house in Allen street.  The  Bos Ion,  Mass.,  March  14.���������The removal af  the duly on''hides and  the  establishment of free trade relations  between   Ihe United States'and  Canada, as  well as  a general readjustment of the trailY are favored in the  resolutions, wliich   the  joint committee  on   Federal   relations, has   voted  lo  unanimously support  in  the  .Massachusetts  legislature.  Chicago,      Ills.   .March  14.���������  John  Alexandaer Dowie,**"head of the Christian Catholic Church, who is now in  the city  of Mexico,   iu a communication to  his people,  denies the report  that  he   will  never   return   to   Ziou  City, the headquarters of the church.  ���������Mr. 'Bowie says:   "Tlie report     that  I would    never return  to  Zion  City  permanently     is     untrie. Zion City  St. Peterhurg, March  H.���������(C p.m.)  ���������The war     council lield at Tsarsko-  Selo  today,  at which  War  Miuistsr  Zakiiaroff,(i cneral Dragomiroff     and  others were present, is understood to  have decided thc question of continuing the war in the affirmative.  RETREAT  COMPLETED.  St.   Petersburg,  March   14.���������(fi.   05.  p.m.)���������According  to   the  information  received   by  the  war office,   the remnants of  General   Kuropatkin's army  have  made good  their, retreat,   and  are in no immediate danger of a ii2W  turning movement north of Tie Pass.  The    Japanese are     reported to be  completely exhausted  by their   long  fight and are compelled to  rest, undertake the task of burying,     their  dead, aud  looking'after their wounded,  prisoners and plunder.  /LOAJST POSTPONED.  Paris, March 14.���������Inquiry today at  three  banks  principally  interested  in  the    proposed      new      Krssian   loan  ���������ire gained  great  headway  before  it j ���������vil' continue to be the headquarters j brought the rcsoonse tbat it had been.  became known   to many   of  the  ten-j of "-he Christian Catholic church. The j ordered to postpone the issue. A rep-  ants. The escape was cut off. Tin ill-,j estate of. Zion shows a balance     of  ing, rescues and daring lea* s��������� for life   $21,000,000  over all  present liabili-  marked  the fire;  scores were carried   ties."  from  the burning   building.    Firemen j  ���������o ��������� I  climed the walls on their scaling ladders, braved the flames and rescued,  thc imperilled tenants.  Of     thc badly injured several may  die as they,   are in a terrible condition from burns.    Crowded fire     escapes in the     real  of the tenement  houses  were largely responsible    lor  so many deaths and injuries among  its population,  which approached 200  souls. .   .  The scenes near the building after  the*, fire., was-.oyer, .and when ' .-the  search for-the dead was I.;gun, iu1  heart '-rending. Nothing was of such  pitiful proportions been .'.cen in New  York since the Slocum disas.cr.  The list of dead so lar^as is|known  is: Rachel Solomon, -If); Jacob, 15';  Isaac Solomon, 18; Jessie Copen, 15,  Rose Wiener, 24; Sander Wiener, 4;  Ida Muskowitz, 10, Harry Kaiiffinan,  10; Rose Miller, 5 months old-  add score burned to death  Nearly all  the bodies tal en oui;    f  the building were so badly i)i;rn."i a'  to be almost unrecognizable and  lificatij.   were made very *ilo.v*y. .-  BISHOP GIOFALNl  GOES TO TURKEY  Rome, March 14.���������Bishop , Giovalni  Tacci Porcelli, the newly ,'appointed  apostolic delegate to Constantinople,  has departed foe his post to take up  his duties. His appointment is the  subject of much comment, inasmuch  I resentative of one of the banps said  the postponment was for such an indefinite period that it was not likely  that  their  issuance  would occur for  some time    to come.    The postponement     was  attributed  to the uncertainties of  the  war situation.     The  Tsmps   says' "It   was  quite  natural  that, Paris  bankers should refuse   to  sign a contract, in view of the conditions in  Manchuria, and the entire  ignorance of the financiers concerning  the real      intentions-'of the Russian  government."      The  paper  declares  the postponement will continue until  Russia's intention becomes clear.- The  as  France,-through her ambassador "!'Journal''Kps Bats, in its financialar  is still exercising  the duty of pro-' it,icIe' "sa-vs "M**"y people consider the  DAMAGE BY  RAIN  STORM  tecting.Catholics in   the Orient   and  the relations between France and the  Holy See have been  broken.    Great  secrecy  is  maintained  concerning the  instructions given     Bishop Porcelli,  but   the  Associated   Press      learns  that  in  all  ceremonials  and  general  matters he is  to ignore the rupture  between  France and   the Holy  See.  In  purely  religious  matters,  however,   he   must  permit   no  interference  from  the French ambassador.  Orders  have been sent to  all  Roman  Catholic  congregations   in  Turkey, without distinction as to nationality,  to  recognize the paramount authority of  the delegate.  postponement as evidence thatt Rus  sia has reached the end of her,     resources." ^.  RUSSIANS WITHOUT  STORES.  General Kuroki's headquarters in  the -field, Monday, 13, via Fusan,  March 14.���������The greater part of the  retreating- Russians are supposed to  have reached Tie Pass.   Thc pursuing  Japanese have    frequent encounters  with the rear guards.   eGeneral Kuropatkin    must remove his supplies  from Tie Pass    if he plans a retirement to Harbin, as they will be necessary to maintain the army during  the inarch.    The Russians have     no  stores between Tie Pas* and Harbin.  FROM KUROPATKIN.  St. Petersburg, March 14���������General  Kuropatkin,   in a   despatch     dated  March 13 -says he has received     no  further' report of any  fi������hting     between organized bodias of troops, and  announcing  that the Japanese     are  making .   reconnaisances.       In a despatch filed the-previous day the Russian commander-in-chief notified   the  Emperor that Gsneral Meyendorff fell  from his horse on March 1 and fractured his collar bone. Ho was taken  to Harbin and his early recovery   is  hoped for.  REPORT DENIED.  St. Petersburg, March 14.���������A semiofficial denial was  given  ont     here  today of the reported recall of    the  Russian second Pacific squadron.  THIRTEEN THOUSAND KILLED.  Japanese left armies,  via. Yinkow  March 14 .���������From noon until darkness  on      Wednesday  the  left column of  General Oku's army fought a desperate fight seven miles north of      the  Hun river and five miles west of the  railway. The Russian forces outnumbered the Japanese three to one. The  Russians, who had  been heavily reinforced from the south,  rushed out  of their trenches to     meet the advancing Japanese,  and a fierce hand  to hand fight ensued, the soldiers using  their bayonets  and* the officers  their swords.   The-Russian casualties 'were over ten  thousand killed  and wounded  and;, the Japanese      a  little over three thousand. The Russian dead were left; on the field   in  heaps,  among   (hem many  staff officers.   Last night part of the extreme  left army     reached the railway between Mukden  and  Tie Pass,     destroying it and  thereby prevaenting  the trains from running north.   The  DIED AT  MONTE CARLO  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Monte Carlo,  March  14.���������The Marquis      of  Angesey    died  here  today.  The     Marquis  was   notable   through  his  personal  and   financial eccentricities.     His      wife   arrived  here   two  days  ago  and  was reconciled     with  her      husband  at  his  deathbed.     A  cousin  inherits  the  Angesey   sstates  which are exempt from  the creditors  of  the     late M-ai;quis,   who  arrived  here  presumably', to  obtain the available property of the deceased.  Henry Cyril  Paget, fifth marquis'ot  Anglesey was     horn in  lS7f>,      and  succeeded to the family estates comprising  about .'0,1100  acres  in   18)18.  The deceased marquis was a bant nipt  and had been re.-iding in  France   for  some    time.    In      last December he  went to Monte Carlo with the      announced  intention  of "breaking     th**  bank" with a new system  which     he  had invented.    The sale of the jewels  of the Marquis In  London last year ���������  attracted a great    deal of attention..  Los  Angclos,  Cal., March  14.���������The  storm that swept southern California  since last Sunday morning from San  Diego to Tehacgapi--. mountains,     interrupting    all communications . by  wire with northern California,     de7  moralizing railroad traffic and flooding the .entire    country . with from  three     to     five inches of rain falls,  shows signs of breaking. The casualties in the vicinity of Los  Angeles  are briefly summed up as folhw's'/  Two men reported drowned and five  injured by the washing, away.-of   tli.1  seventh strset bridge.   Seven     ulhsi  bridges reported to be in a w.'i'.'.'encd  condition.       The damage  al n.-*  'he  Santa Monico beach is estimat ;d .it  $200,000. The     auditorium at Ocean  Park was wrecked and 300 feet of the  piet  - was torn' away. T**o    n-ulred  feet of piling of the San Pedro breakwater has been washed away. Liains  On the Santa Fc and Southern Pacific are stalled in the**ashouts.  A  TRUE    REPENTER.  Washington, D--C., March 14���������Secretary of thc treasury today received  the following communication':  "Dear Sir:���������I am sending you herewith enclosed $12,000, which is to go  to the use of tli3 United States government.    Years  ago  I defrauded, the  government of that money and have  returned it all and am paying fourfold, in accordance with the teachings  of the scriptures.    The Avay of transgressors is hard and no one but,God  knows how .I have'suffered the consequences,  and I would seek to do     a  bountiful  restoration.   May G<drai-  don while the United Statrs govern  ment is  benefitted.     (Signed)  A ���������Sinner. "_  The amount, which was in c urn ncy,  has been deposited in the treasury to  the credit of the Conscience Fund.  .. :���������o   . FIRE IN  NORTHWEST.  Winnipeg, Man., March M.���������Half of  the town of Ponka, N.W.T., was destroyed by fire last night, including  Fairley's big store and the Bank of  Commerce. The loss is two hundred  thousand dollars.  POISONING IS AN  UNDOUBTED FACT  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Honolulu, March 14.���������The Advertiser prints an intarview with Dr. Wood  who     performed the autopsy on the  body of Mrs.   Stanford.   He says the  presence of strychnine in  the bottle  of* bicarbonate of soda refutes all  of  the theories  of natural death.     The  strychnine was     a foreign substance,  and     did not belong to the preparation of bicarbonate.    Dr.- Wood     declares that the poison, was thoroughly   mixed   with* tho  bicarbonate     of  soda by some 0113 who was familiar  with the strength of and effect     of  strychnine, but he does not say that  the strychnine was placed in the battle with  murderous  intent.    Regarding th3 efforts  to account for symptoms on the theory of natural death  he said  that  he cab   mate  the ante-  mortem symptoms     or pcst-iroitem  signs apply to prove that death   was  due to many causes.  . o  Mr. George Hannay was unfortunate enough 1 to break his ankle and  tear his leg rather badly this morning. Mr. Hannay was at work helping to-clear the sport grounds at ths  Pilot hotel. He .had felled a tree and  was standing on the stump a few feet  from the ground, measuring the fallen timber, when he slipped and fell,  sustaining the injuries mentioned  above. '  CHANGES BEING MADE  IN THE COAL MINES  IVfen^Wiu Now   Have   Steady  Work and the Amount Earned  Will be No Less Than Before  MOVING   PICTURES.  The following extract from the  press indicate that the exhibition to  he gfven next Monday night at the  opera house will be well worth seeing:  Monday evening the  theatre     was  packed,  even slandii'g room bain:* at  a premium,     to see  Miller's   motion  photography.    The entertainment was  an  improvement to anything of "the  kind ever shown here.   There-was not  one among the  large crowd  nresent  but what left the theatre well irlftas-  ed for the time ancl money spenyt ���������  Republic Record.  Naturally, much interest has been aroused in Ladysmith over  the changes that have been and are taking place inthe Extension  Mines; much speculation as to the why and wherefore of the laying-* off. of .men ami" what the changes signified, has. been indulged  in. So far The Ledger has refrained from saying anything about  it,, as it is better in a case li ke the present one to say nothing,  than   to  publish  wild    rumors  and  incorrect information.  Today Mr.   Andrew  Bryde 11, superintendent     of the Wellington  Colliery   Company's   mines   was seen at his home, land kindly gave  us   the  following  information.     Coming as  it  does,  it is  absolute,  and  will  be received  by all  residents of Ladysmith, miners,     and  business  men .as very satisfac tory:  Until  within  the past few days,   there has been 425 miners   at  work  in   the  mines  and about   400  pushers,  drivers,  etc.,  working  in all about S25  men, exclusively  white  labor.     It is   the  intention  of the company  from  thi s   time   On,   to do   the  principal part  of   the  mining  with  one shift    which will  go on the regular  hours  as   before,  a second   shift  will    work  but only a few men.     If,     as  vas  the case last season,  an d Mr.  Bryden can see no reason why  this should  not lie the case again,  the demand  for coal is such as  to warrant it, more men  will   be added to the small shift.       Not  more  than   200 "men   will     belaid    off   in    all,    and     from     these  some  will  be  ana in  given     a   place as soon as room is made   for  them.    Mil   Bryden  says   that   the  pay-roll  of   the  mine will    not  be   lessened���������it  will  simply  mean   that  there will    be   work every  clay  for   those  who are in the   employ  of the company.  As to the future of Ladysinith, Mr. Bryden speaks very favorably. With the extensive coal, deposits, the best on the Pacific Coast, lying between Extension and Ladysmith,'he looks for  continuous coal mining for a long period of time in these mines.  They can be worked and the output sold if any mines can be  worked in the West. Ladysmith will, he prophesies, and before  many years, be a little city of seven or eight thousand people.  Mr. Bryden gave some information about the work that has  been done near Nanaimo Riv-er, just where the new line crosses,  a drift is now in there some 900 feet, and a good body of coal  has been struck, lie expects the mines of Ilaslam Creek ami  this side of Extension, which will be opebed up soon will prove  .���������ven butler and more econom ical to mine than those at Extension, as the measures sirs reg ular and lay more nearly horizontal  than  do   those  at   Extension.  Mr.   Bryden  expressed  reg ret .that he was  obliged to let some  of  the men go  that  were not   required, but thinks it much better  that  the  same  output be  made  and   the  same  amount  of  money  earned   by   a less   number   of   men working steadily.  Mr. Bryden commended the. course of The Ledger in securing  facets to publish, instead of publishing rumors, always more or  less  unreliable. 4  Russions  are today retiring in large  bodies along the main highways.   A  large Japanese force is holding   the  main road  to  cut the Russian     retreat.    It was  fortunate  that  more  of the army was across tne railway  last  night,  as  it  probably changed  the outcome of the battle.   Without  the railway the Russians cannot remove their wounded nor their heavy  guns, which  will  probably  fall   into  the hands of the Japanese.  The Russians in.the centre near the railway,  .begaii  retreating  a,1   midnight.      The  Japanese  pursued  briskly,  capturing  a few heavy guns and  machine guns.  The right wing of General Oku's army   is   today attacking   Sufatun  station,  ten      miles     south of Mukden.  The station is  well  fortified     with  heavy   works  whicli  were stubbornly  defended,    lt was the centre of operations against the villages north and  west of the railway, line where the  -Russians   have   strong   works,   which  were  gallantly  defended.    The  Japanese at  noon  occupied   the  villages  oh    the     main highway,  five milos  south of Mukden, continuing     their  pursuit of the Russians, who hastily  retired towards  the north.  SURRENDERING  IN  SQUADS.  General  Kuroki's headquarters     in  the      field,   via Fushan,  March  14.���������  The country is  swarming  with hungry, despondent Russians, who     are  surrendering   in   squads   to  any   pursuing  Japanese  they meet.  Leading  Japaneee    officers    have refused     to  criticize the lack of mobility displayed     while driving -the  Russians beyond Tie Pass.   Most of the foreign  attaches  with the Russians, including two  American  and British officers,  were captured    l.    -       n.  MORE SPOILS OF WAR.  . Tokio,' March  14.���������(11  a.ml)���������   A  telegram  received  today  from  I ead-  quarters in the field says:   In   he direction of Sing Ching our iorees, have  been dislodging the enemy from Ylng  pan, 18 miles east of Fushun and on.  March  11th occupied that place.    In  the direction of the Shakhe river all  our forces are continuing "ihe     pursuit of     the remnant of the   -���������'.������������������ly  and  many   Russian, officers   and  men  are surrendering to our train guards  in the mountainous districts east of  the Tie Pass road.  Additional   spoils  taken  in' the  direction of the Shakhe-river'are wagons and carls captured southeast of-.  Chiutlikous.    They.exceed one thocu-,  and     loaded  with gun ammunition,  shell ammunition, entrenchment tools  telegraph and    telephone equipment,  pon-pon  material  and water  boilers.  They  arso carried fourteen thousand  8-centimetres   and   fourteen   hundred  15-centimentres shells, besides 1,200,-  000 rounds of small ammunition and  various military supplies.   In the direction.of Sing Ching the spoils   included    120,000     small  ammunition,  800  shells *and  three thousand     entrenching  tools.  PEOP LE  WANT PEACE.  New  York,     March 14.���������A Berlin  despatch  to  the Herald  says:     The  St.  Petersburg cprresprtndent of   the  Cologne Gazette declares   that further mobilization is impossible in Russia at piesenl.    If me- mass of people  should declaie  itself  against the  continuance  of   (he   war.     Dining    a  recent visit  to Poland high Russian'  officials,     including  Baron     Yolkon,  chief of the Warsaw police, who said  that mobilization on a large scale in  the     present temper of the Kussian  people  was  out of the question.    As  the  military   authorities   themselves  estimate: the number of men required  to form a new Manchurian army   at  half a million,  any  attempt to mobilize   this   number   will   undoubtedly  lead  to a most serious disorder, and  one which would still, further complicate the critical  state of affairs    in  the interior of Russia.  ALEXANDERS VI  SIT TO LISBON  London,   March   1-1.���������Queen   Alexandria,      Princess Victoria and Prince  and     Princess    Charles of Dnemark,  started today for Lisbon to visit the  King  and  Queen  of  Portugal.      The  trip is  largely far the benefit of the  health of Princess Victoria, who was  recently operated upon for appendicitis.   Sir Frederick Treves, surgeon in.  ordinary    to  the King, accompanied  ���������the party.  King Edward ancl the Prince and  Princess of Wales were at the railway station to bid farewell to the  royal travellc-*s, who embarked on  the royal yach I Victoria and Albert  at Portsmouth.  |fc:  -If  aia-t i$;>fi?~ BH  hhbhe  JMJJ...t-  tsst.  THE LADYSMITH   LEOGER,  Published   every day except Sunday.  BY     THE    LADYSMITH      DAILY  LEDGER  COMPANY.   .  and French Street.  Office corner of First Avenue  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  50  cents  a,  month;    $5  per  year    in  advance.    Advertising rates on ap.  plication.  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1905.  SYNOPSIS      OF    REGULATIONS  ,  FOR   DISPOSAL   OD  MINERALS .  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 v*lue of at least $200.  A certificate that work has been  done must be c&r&ined each year; if  not, thc claim A&A be deemed lo   be  NOTICE.  .~...,.r,,, ,   ,.- .abandoned,   and     open   to occupation  ONDOm^LONhANDSAN MAN- and entry by a free miner.  The boundaries of a claim may   be  RUSSIA     WJLUL    NOT GIVE UP.  Among   the world's people aie many    fatalist's,  those who believe that  whatever occurs through the jouiney  of life is   fore-ordained.   As thc  Ai-  abs say,   it  is      '''Kismet."   The  fallacy of this     belief is easily shown,  for not a   clay passes over our heads  but  that things occur, and frequently  of serious     moment,     that wc, ourselves,  decide absolutely.   It may  be  for the best or it may not so prove,  but il   is  not   fore-oidained.   Gi\en  a  will and  a ecilainaiiioiint of inhcienl  abilily      we    may     exercise gifts of  tnowledi'C' in our own way, and when  cum* wd do wisely it is the result of  del i hei.11 ion of a moie or less period  ol      rellec tion.   Some   men are gilted  with   a 11,11 ick     wit, others act more  slowly.   The human  form  is built up  on  tins   principle and  what we term  involuntary     muscular action  is not  always     so..   For     instance a finger  touches     a hot sloVe     and  is  withdrawn, as we iua.������ think, without vol  iintary movement.   This is, however,  not     so,     for the     'moment a finger  touches   heat the nerves of sensation  telegraphs      to the   brain cen I res,  it  hurts, and  the brain centie instincts  lhe nerves and the muscles of action  lo take it     away.   All of this is instantaneous,    but  the     regular   program,    so say     our scientists,  is in  all cases     carried out.   In forming a  decision     as 1() what action we will  take in some vital matter it may be  a quick decision,    but it is not without    thoiught.   Fortunate is the man  who is so     constituted that in cases  of   emergency     he can act promptly  with judgment.  ITOBA THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES AND ' THE YUKON  TERRITORY. ' ,  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at $10 per acie for soft coal and $20  for  anthracite.    Not more than  320  acres can be acquired by one individual  or company. Royalty at  the rate  of  ten  cents per 2,000  pounds  shall  be collected on the gross output.  Quartz���������Persons   of   eighteen   years  and o*-er and  joint stock companies  holding  free miners'  certificates may  obtain  entry for a mining location.  A free n.i.,������i's certificate is granted  defined absolutely by having a survey  made and publishing notices - in the  Yukon official Gazette.  Petroleum���������-AH   unappropriated   Dominion lands in Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and within the Yu-  1-on  Territory are open to prosepct-  ing for petroleum, and the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company  having machinery on the  land  to be prospected, an aiea of C40 acres.  Should the prospector discover oil  in paying quantities, and satisfactor-  Perseis found using our Patent  Settle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  RUMMING BR������S.  Pieneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith.  B.C.  HR5-���������  ������m  spimalt  & Nanaimo Railway  Time Table No. 53,  il  For those who travel via  Northbound  Leave  TAKING   EFFECT  WEDNESDAY.   OCT.  5TH.-  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.).  One block from C.P.R. Depot and j  steamboat wharves. Newly renovat- ���������  ed and re-modelled. Rates $2 per |  day. Corner Qranville and Hastings !  streets   Telephone, 1���������4.  for one or moie years, not exceeding jily  establish such  discovery,  an area  not exceeding 640 acres, including tha  oil well and such other land as may  be determined, will be sold to the dis-  coverer at the rate of $1.00 an acre,  subject to royalty at such rate as may  be specified   by order-in-councii.  Department of the Interior, Ottawa, February, 1904.  . W. CORY  Deputy Minister of  tho Interior.  F. McB.   YOUNG  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR. . . .  Nanaimo -     -    Ladysmiti-  Overiands  Daily  1  HfNKVS NURSfRIES  NEW CROP-  ome Grown So   Imported  GARDEN,    FIELD     art 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.  TSie City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,      Ladysmith  ���������taamaamasm^aaaawmmmwmnmmmmmmimt  The Ladysmith  Opera PJcmtse  Lessons     are taught    by the great  war    being carried on in Manchuria  ���������Japanese  commander,   Ovanui,  rhe  has evidently f or mod his plans and  Juis been for the past few weeks only-carrying them out on the Hne's he  has laid .out weeks ago. Kuropatkin,  more ^unfortunately situated, could  only await the unfolding oi his enemy's plans and must then meet cri-  ccs as^ they arose In his case judgment has won o\er hasty decisions.  Russia, but for the. bad judgment of  ils government, would have readilv  I'oiescen lhe' terrific struggle thati  must follow if war were d2claied.  AL the present time, even, Russia,  siulibom and unbelie\ ing, will not  give up, her Minister of Finance saying '-we can -win this war by finance." -Japan is a smaller country,  in tensely loyal, and a nation of fight  fis, but it takes money to maintain  and equip armies, and there must be  a limit to everything.  it was not fore-ordained for Japan  Lo win    this war, but they were better prepared,     initcd, and ar2 a nation    whose development has been so  marvellously      rapid    that      Russia  could     not   beiico  Japai.cse tlneats  or war     to  be earnest.   To her cost  she   lias found it earnest.   In the- interests of .humanity it is to be hoped  that     Russia has    learned its lesson  and     will make   peace, but it is not  probable  unless      internal  conditions  in Russia    force a scttlem2nt.   That  Russia    will even now use judgment  and  declare for peace is  doubtful. It  now looks    as  though her Meet must  be destroyed  before she will give up.  Quietly,     and  without tli3 knowledge  being     heralded,. lihe. Japanese naval  commander      has gotten his  fleet  together and      has g-nne on  a hunt  for  the     Russian  licet.    If he finds  them,  from   what has  happened   in   the  past  year      W2  may      safely  assume,   and  Russia    should  realize, the  fact,  that  the great      Heel,  on     paper,  but nol  great as a lighting flotilla, will  be at  The     mercy    of Japan.   They will  b;*  sunk or destroyed.   The  I'ussinns arc  tirave,     both her soldiers and sailors,  but     what   does   it   a*.ail   against   ar-  'iiies     like Oyama's  that  would rather die than sutler defeat.   Or like  the  ��������� la.panese sailors,   who  beg*  the  privilege of attempting  to  torpedo an  in  emy.js     ship,  knowing      that    in any  case    death  is      certain.    Ruswia  has  made     the fatal  mistake, of going to  war    unprepared.    If only Lhe leaders  who urged  the war on  were suli'ei ing  it    would not     be so had,  but  when  battl ar:* fought and  2011,000 men, as  the.   result of a single series of  battles    finished within a week, are ly.-  jng (lead or wounded, it is too much.  War  is  inhuman, there should be no  wars,    and this \  the bloodiest win  of    all time  five years,  upon  payment in advanci  *7.50   per annum   for  an  individual,  and from  $50 lo $100 per annum for  a conrpany,accord ing   to   capital.  A   free      miner,   having  discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the  aaine with  two  legal   posts,   hearing  location  notices, one at each end   on  the "tie  of the lode or  vein.  The claim shall be recorded within  fifteen     days  if located  within     ten  miles of a mining recorder's office, one  additional   day  allowed   for every additional   ten  miles or  fraction.    The  fee for recording a claim  is $5.  At     least  $100  must  be expended  upon   the  claim each  year  or paid  to  thc mining  recorder  in   lieu   thereof.  When $500 has  been expended  or paid  (he  locator  may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying     with  other icqiiirements,  purchase the land  at  $1.00 an acre-  Permission  may  be granted  by the  Minister   oi*      thelnteiior   to   locate  claims containing iion and mica, also  copper,  in  the Yukon territory, of an  aiea not exceeding 160 acres.  The     patent  for  a mining location  shall   provide for  (he  payment   of   a  Royally  of 21  per cent,  of thc sales  of the products of the location.  Placer Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Territory���������Placei mining claims geneially  an* 100 square; entry fee, $5, renewable yearly. On the North Saskatchewan   River claims are either  bar  or  bench,   Hie  former  being 100    feet Charles Dunn, of the above, firm, visits Ladysmith every Sunday for the  long and extending between high and   purpose of taking measurements aud     seeing customers    personally.   May  Passengers can  leave. Victeria  * p.m. oi   11 p.m., and connect  at  at  Seattle wiln the Fast Mail, -leaving  at 8.:. a. in.., the . Flyer leaving at  8 p. in.  Entile lew equipment en each train  Through Palace Sleepers, Diacrs  (meals a la carte), Teurist aad First-  Class Day Ceaches.  For sleeper     reservations,  folders,  rates aad all  infarnialion call  ou or  add i ess   .  S. 0. YERKES K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., 71 Government st  Seattle, Wash, Victoria. B.C.  SeuthkeundNeitiibeiiad        '   Wat. Sun. Sotithu'd  Daily Arrive   Leave     and   Wed. Arrive  A.M.    P. M. -- P. M.     P. M.  Victeria      0:8012:80   Victaria     '..'. V 3:60    7:M  Shawnigaa  Lake     10:2010.-16 Sliawnigaa Lake .:.. 4.20    6:4*  1)u*caJ,s           11:M10:������2 Duncan  '..'. ...'.-  *:0l   i:0l  Ladysmith    ...       11:57  9 10  Ladvsmith    5:52    4 0#  Nauaime   .   .,   12A0 8:20 NRMai-ni-     642    3:16  Ar.   Wellington     -12:53Lv 3:80 Ar' Wellington .. 6:55 de 1:01  THROUGH TICKETS  TO CROFTON.  Via Westhelm.  Stage leaves daily except Sundays, connecting with Ner*  an*  Soutn  bound trains.  Dauble sta ge service Wednesdays tad Saturdays  connecting  with  awning  and  afternoon trains.   Fare from Victeria, Single $2.40.     Return, $3.60. '  THROUGH TICKETF  VICTORIA  TO ALBERNI. ���������  Stage leaves  Nanaimo Tuesdays   and Fridays on arrival <jf train front "il  Victeria.  * Fare   freni   Victoria,   sing le $5,201    Return $8.65. '        %  Eacursien rates in effect to-all- points, gold geing Saturday and Sun- Ij  ���������ay,   returning  net.later  than Mondday.  GE������. L. OOURTENAY.       ,J  Traffic  Manaa*er.      A  *^&^<m^&K&?itt*.*^&frsm'^M^sm' ^*tt^*^^'t'.e*-V-f>;*:'r������f4W!?Vr*W*������M**������*''^ ������������������  i  Can he secured for Theatrical purposes, Dancing Parties, or Entertainments* generallj'.  r>   NICHOLSON. Prop  Charlie Dunn  any  MERCHANT TAILORS  ESQUIHALT & NANAIHO  RAILWW CO.  learner Joan  Daily, except Sunday, between Nanaimo and Vaticouv.tr, leaving Nanaimo at 7 a.m., and  Vancouver   after  arrival of     C.P.ll. tram No. 1 or 1  p.m.  .For information regarding freight  and passenger rate*? apply to purser  on board.  GEORGE  L.   COURTNEY,  Traffic Manager, Victoria, B. C.  THE TYEE COPPER CO, Ltd.  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, O.OLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  LA_DYSMITH, B. C. ,  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  General Manager.  THUS. KIDDIE.  Smelter Manager. *,-  9.  ������  ������������������W*������*''*b������-*"fnv*&nYfcr#^^  I II !���������!   Ill   I ������������������   ��������� II I ������ ���������.  ._   W. SILER..  G..:s:.aA.,������XPKESSAND  PELIVfJBY .  WORK PROMPTLY  I*.*-'-' ;  Leave orders at thp Abbotsford.  GEORGE YUEN  ?1  Merchant  Tailor  All kinds of clothing cleaned aud)���������]  lepaired."  low wafer mark. The latter includes  hai diggings, hut extends hack to the  base of the hill or bank, but not exceeding l,0ot) feet. Wheie steam power is used claims 200 feet wide uiay  be obtained.  Dredging in the riveis of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting lhe Yukon  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of fi'e miles each for  a term of twenty years, renewable in  thc discretion of thc 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 tha rights of all persons who have,  or who may receive,  entries for bar  diggings or  bench claims,  except  on  the Saskatchewan   llh cr,   where   the  lessee may drcgde to high water maris  on each alternate leasehold.  The  lessee  shall  have a dredge  in  operation within one season from the  date of  the lease  for each  five miles,  but where  a-person   or  company    has  o'btained more than one lease        one  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction   is sudicieiit.    Renlal,   $10     per  annum  for each mile of river leased.  Royalty at the rate of 2k  per   cent,  collected  on  the  output alter it   exceeds  $10,000.  Diedging in the Yukon Territory-  Six leases of five miles each may be  granted to a free miner for a term of  twenty years, also renewable.  The Iessec-s right is confined tp the  submerged bed or bars in the river  below low water mark, that boundary to be fixed by its position on the  lstday of August in the year of the  tlie 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 dale. Rental, $.100 per mile for  the first year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placet*   mining.  Placer Mining in the Yukon Territory���������Creek, gulch, river and bill  claims shall not exceed 2f>0 feet in  general direction of the creel' of gulch  length, measured on the base linu or  the width being from 1,000 lo 2,000  feet. All oilier placer claims shall bo  25U   feet s<;iiaie.  The  discoverer of a new mine  is eIr j  titled    to    a claim    of  l.UOO  feet  iu  length,   and   if lhe   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.  Knl.ry fee, $10.   Royalty at the rate  of two and  one-half per cent, "on the  value of  the gold shipped  from     the  Vukon Terrilory to bo paid  to     the  Comptroller.  No  rree  miner shall receive a grant  of  more  than   one  mining claim      on '  eaeh separate river, creek or gulch,  but  the .same  miner may hold  be seen at tbe Hotels.     We guarantee all  sioek and a perfect fit at  lowest possible rates.     Hand made    sulis fiom (15.90 up.  19 Store Street,  Corner Oormor ant stieet, VICTORIA, B. C.  the  HAY, OATS,  MILL FEEDS  BOOTS AND SHOES  AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and  making  to order   a  speciality.  THO HAS  MCE WAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  ���������*r tv ��������� ��������� ���������������  SHIPMENTS DIRECT FROM VICTORIA,      VANCOUVER    OR     THE  FRASER  RIVER. WRITE US FOR QUOTATIONS.  Brackman-Ker  Milling Co., Ltd  LIVERY, BOARDING AND  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS WORK   A SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  LADYSMITH  ���������  ���������  | PHONE 66  ���������1PATENTS  DESIGNS  TRADE-MARKS  | AND COPYRIGHTS  OBTAINED  ADVICE AS TO PATENTABILITY  ��������� Notice in " Inventive Age "  ��������� Book "How to obtain Putenls"  ' Chargot moderate. No fee till patent ia Becnred.  Letters strictly confidential.   Address, -  ; E. G. SIGCERS, Patent Lawyer, Washington, D.C.  LADYSMITH  BAKSRY  HOP LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANAME.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED AND FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER L������AF  Confectionary of all kinds.  Orders takes for Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.'  ��������� ������������������  ��������� ���������  UBIAINfcU  FREE  W. MuNsiK, Secretary. Joa.vJVV. Jjbj ���������*,  ;Telephone^46.  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co  Ltd.  MILLS   AT  FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH-Shlagles 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  In    Stock.  Best  accommodation  for  transient  and permanent hoarders and lodgers.  GRAND    Jrl OT K L,  . This new Hotel has heen comfortably furnished and thc har is up-to-  date. Rales .1.1.00 a day and up-  waids.  YW-J.   HEVKRIDGK,  Pi op.  Esplanade :���������: :���������: :���������: :���������: Ladysmith  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  -    ,     WITH  WHICH  IS AMALGAMATED  The Bank of British Columbia  HEAP OFFICE: TORONTO.  Capital Paid up    Rest     Aggregate  resources   exceeding  Hon. Geo. A. Co*;, President  ti.   E.   Walker,  ,   $8,700,000  ..    3,500,008  ... 91,000,00(1 *  General  Manager.  any  London Office. 801/omdard St- ������< C-  Tli-j  Hand has  11.'1    branches     well distributed  throughout  the Dominion  and  elsewhere,  including the folio vin g in British .Columbia and the Yukon  GREENWOOD  NANAIMO      VANCOUVER  ,    "      East End  KAMLOOPS NELSON VICTORIA  LADYSMITH N.   WESTMINSTER  WHITE HORSE.  Every description of banking business^transacted.   Letters of credit  issued  on   any  part of the  world.  .\TLIN  CRA.VRROOK  DAWSON  Mar-  In The World!  Don't be satisfied to work  along in the same old way  for low wages. We can.  help you carve - out a successful career. Thousands  have increased their salaries  by following our plan. We:  can train you in spare time,!  and 'at small cost, for any  of the following* positions:  Mechnnlcal, Electrics!, Steam,  Civil, or  Mining Engineer; Electrician; Surveyor;  Architect; Draftsman; Bookkeeper; Stenographer; Teacher; Show-Card Writer;  Window Dresser; or hi Writer.  Write TODAY, stntlnc which position intercuts you, to  INTERNATIONAL  Correspondence     Schools  Box 799. SCRANTON. FA.  OK CALL ON OC������ LOCAL BZrBMHTATIYK i  ,    EUROPE HOTEL  J. G1ACHERO, Pr������p.  Newly    furnished,    everything   the  best, finely stocked bar.      Transient  rate, $1.00 per day.    Monthly   rate,  $23.00.  First AvenueT. . Ladysmith, IL C.  REDUCTfQN IN PRICES AT  J. J.   T.iOMAS'   STORE  ON HIGH STREET.  Everybody ia Ladysmith ,l;nows wt  carry a first class line ������f goo-Is.  we must reduce our stock  af Men's ant'  Bey's cloth  ing at - once.     Sahferd's  ���������*   clothing is well k������ewn.   We   ������������������'  -*   will give 2f>     per cent ���������ff  -*   on regular rat������s uati,  fur  -*   ther notice   .  CALL AND'SEE US.  We'.carry STRAUSS' OVERALLS  hand made, guaranteed, and the celebrated BIG    .HORN   OVERALL M  sale. v  .   AT THOMAS'      STORE.  THEJ0NES HOTEL  One Bollar Per Day.  Goo<r Table, Goed Bed and Good Bat  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  Or- W. J. Quintan  DENTIST  Stevens* Block, Ladyemith, B. C.  Dentistry in all its hrancheE; every new  appliance.  RATICS $2.eo PER DAY  3 AMPtK KOOMS  BARSUPITJED WITH BBS  WINKS, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Beat accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and.fishiiig in near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  DAY SCHOOL  Seattle's Great  Papers  fHS  DAILY  SUNDAY  TWICE A WEEK  D .1"  1    ���������     11  THE  P3ST-  INTELL!GEN���������ER  wessjowsssxxxxxj'iS'S**). *i% "vs,:*<, n, \ \> 'iH.?i^^'\^S!S%\s^?;-|!;r4^^HSs>;x5������,3k*x>������;^;(i  Publishes . tho fullest telegraphlo  /'l (��������� nGV/s -rom aH parts, of tho world.  I J 1.  All the state and local news.    Dally  and Sunday edition, 75c par month.*  Sunday S'osl^ttlc'l&encer, 40 to 53 Pa.tes  Tho lnrg-est and most complete Sim  f   0" day paper north  of San  Prar.claoo,  \   ������   SpedRl   departments   of   literature,  of fashion, of women's nowa     Son-  day edition, $2.00 per yoor.  Twice a Week Post-SnteSH^ciicer  All the nows of the weak in concise,  detailed form. THE TWICB A  WEEK EDITION IS I'M 2 BEST  TWICE A WEEK PAI :��������� R PT7B-  LISHED ON THE PACI?'������C COAST.  Write for sample copy an.-1, be wm-  vlnced. Subscription prlca. fl.00  per year.  41! Postmasters WJH Take Subscriptions  pes;  ii  i  i  should cease.   The great  ������������"���������*������ of claims bypurclyuse,     and  free miners may work their claims in   current  Savings Bank Department  Deposits of one dollar '.'1.00) and  upwards received and interest allowed at  powers   should interfere and  in some I "---;'- * "'?\���������������������������?" c,a!ms '"j current     rates.      Depositors  are   su bjecte<l ��������� to no delay in depositing   or  way stop this  terrible slaughter. ' n f io nr     " a"d pay"   withdrawing funds.  I    baiee  oi UMI.   A claim may    be    LADYSMITH BRANCH -. W.  A.  CORNWALL.  Manager.  Usual subjects taught; also ian-,  guages, drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils and water colors, pianoforte and vocal lessons given  in classes or individually.  MISS  BERTRAM,  j    Ladysmith, B. C.  Sane Ic Copies Free.  Write f cr Sne  MCJ^&kvxv*-:'-.  ?WTEUEOT.NCEi8 CO., Seattle, Wash.  P.  W73STOM, Business Manager.  J ���������n  vM  ���������a - ���������$  4  LVw������  i  Bw--  ���������9  VM  1  B;  '---'���������fl  ^'nH  I  ������  1 :  9  mwi  fnV  m  m)  -i  B  >  ,' I  ���������fr* I    *  I'  If  XT'A'5,W  I****      - ' '  ;t- ���������  I/rUMTF LFrGER  the secret aiy oi" war, my mother-in-  law; the minister of foreign relations  my daughter."  "And of course you  arc  the president. "-  "No,  man.    One can sec  from that  nor-  hair  is occupied by the cook."  t   "Well,   then,   what  arc you?-'  "Why, lam the general -.unlit.- and  support  the government  through  the  payment ,of taxes."���������Modern .Mexico.  ���������o���������  Because barmaids have,been    llro-  duced  into  several   hotels  in     oi.-ir-  complaints  arc  made   that  tne    ily  is ,being modernized  and  Anglici^-d.  The barmaid, says an  Italian ,V]('J,  is "the advance agent of the vii.ica ot  darkness.  AN ENDURING MONUMENT.  'Hie la,tc Mrs. Lsland Stanford did  nuch to carry on the great work  planned by herself and her husband  .vhen Stanford University was founded, and the result has been as endur-  ���������ng a monument, as any other evijr  reared   in this country.  Noble men wiiose names are pcrpfat-  13, led  in nujnerous educational  institutions     did  what     was considered  -���������Hough in thcir time to warrant call-  ng"schools,  colleges and  uniicrsitics  after     them, but    upon none was so  j-olossal   an  endowment  bestowed  as  ..I iji.cii     to the univcisity estab-  .���������.liad as a     memorial lo the son of  Uic     Stanford's.   Its   value  is  csli-  NEW WESTMINSTER FAIR.  The secretary is sending out ihe  following prize list in reference to  district exhibits.  For the best district or agricultural society exhibit of fruits,   grains,  . . .    . . ,j question  that you are a poor,   '.z  grasses,  dairy products,  roots    and p .  ,    .   .        * ������������������,-,,  6 ' ' ' jant bachelor.   The presidential ci  vegetables.       The     products  to  be  grown     within the district entering  the same for competition.  First Prize  ?400 00  Second Prize    350 00  Third  Prize  300 00  Fourth Prize   .'. 250 00  Fifth Prizes ' 200 00  Any district or agricultural society, who exhibits in  this competition  and does not win a.prize, those easl  of North Bend and Vancouver' Island,  ��������� will be allowed $100-&hd those west  of North Bend on  the Mainland $7?  towards the expense of making    the  exhiqit.   *  Comparison as  to highest possible  '   points that can be obtained;  Fruits, ficsb  '...:.. 305  ��������� Fruits,   presei veil,   syrups,   jellies, etc'   20f  Grains and agricultural seeds... 2f>f  Roots and vegetables for tabic 250  Forage plants   25(  Dairy products ���������  251  Roots and  vegetables for stock 25(1  Arrangement      250  SPECIALS.  For thc best display of fresh fruit:  from any district, independent of an  other     exhibits     and distinct fron  other entries.  First  Prize    $75 Or  Second Prize    ���������  50 0t;  Third  Prize   ������  25 0(  POTATOES.  For the best' display     of potatoes  from any district, (not. less than   1?  of each variety)  independent of an>  other entries.  First  Prize .....$75 0,0  Second Prize  5������ 0(s  Third Prize  25 Ot  SPECIALS.  The largest     contributor to    any  district exhibit.  First Prize $20 00  Second Prize   15 00  Third  Prize    10 00  Fourth  Prize     5 00  Entries for district or agricultural society exhibits - must be mailed  to the secretary on or- before August 1st.  No entrance     fees will be charged  for district exhibits,'  o  OF INrEREST TO WOMEN.  That's what nine out of ten women are.   Slaves, of their,environment,  from  - the little material things to  larger mental circumstances.  The creature comforts������������������how they  ruleus! .  ^  Our particular -brand of tea, ' the.  pleasure of our comfortable bed,^our  bath���������we feel that we cannot do  without them; we dread to go visiting or to travel,' because it will separate us from these petty tyrannies.  Then not only the physical groove,  but the mental rut���������how easy to roll  serenely along thereon!  Wc want the 'accustomed things���������  we shrink from the novel, the astonishing, or that which shocks us.  We close our ears to aught that  would jolt us out of our placid optimism, which whispers that (because we arc provided for) the world  is a pretty well ordered place after  all.  When we hear of this man turning  traitor, that woman proving false,  we draw our skirts aside from the  unclean thing; prate of heredity and  degeneracy, and so safely^ crawl back  into the narrow hole of existence-  Philadelphia Telegraph.  ���������o���������  "There are few men as happy as  you in your family relations."  "Yes, my household is a model* republic in miniature. You see the secretary of the treasury is my wife;  clean cut arguments for anil against  Die proposed innvation- Neither can  be said (o be oppscd to municipal  ownership, but there is a difference  of opinion as to whether the present  is the best time to inaugurate it.  The problem in all its phases will be  thoroughly canvassed, and the election of Dunne might ie n impetus to  the' public ownership moecinenl  throughout   the country.  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO. 686, F.  O. Ev    :���������:        :-:        :���������:        :���������j  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  6rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.   Worth)  President, B   Forcimmer;     Worthy  Secretary, C.  H.  Rummings.  W.G. Fraser  Merchant   Tailor,  (li>t Avenue)  Fall Slock Just Arrived. Call* earh  and yet your pick of thc largest and bcrit  stock in-J town.  ���������  BARBER     SHOP   &  BATH   ROOA1S  The  KSPLANADK.    between the  Grand and Abbotlsforci,  Wiluam I'owiiKS, Prop.  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 Weekly Free Press can apply through   the  "Legal  Enquiry Department,"    free,  of charge, for information concerning  all questions of law, and the information is not only  promptly given,  hut it comes as an opinion from the  highest legal  talent.  If a reader of the Weekly Free  Press -cequires >dvice on the subject  or rns cattle, his horses or live stock  of any kind, it is not necessary to  consult or pay a Veterinary Surgeon.  The Free Press retains the services,  of a fully qualified Veterinary Surgeon for the purpose of replying free  of charge to enquiries from its sub.  scribers.  Foster's  wrather forecasts   tppear  regularly r.ud exclusively in the "Free  Press, and nu.ny readers of the Free  Press  have acknowledged  that   this  feature alone is  worth  the subscription  price of the paper.  The. Weekly Fire Press is t rer  which ought to be found pi tvery  farmhouse in Western Canada.  Tbe Kings Hotel is the only place  in Ladysmith    that has on  draught  John Labatt's India Pal* Ala.   Call  around and sample it.  HO. MILES  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING of  all kinds  promptly  attended "to.    Shop on Gatacre   st.  iialcd at $30,000,000 and it. will proof  ibly appreciate so* as to give" tbe in-I  titiilion the largest working fund in  the world,  it is'unnecessary to recall the meth  *lr rby     whicli the.    vast Stanford  \-callu was piled up.   If a large pari  <f it was  acquired at the expense of  he   public,  there  is,  perhaps,   some  atisfaction in knowing that its earnings will be expended in a public benefit.   So     seldom are  thc great   fortunes of   today distributed in a way  that     will  uplift      and   iinpro\e  the  world     that  the   distribution of the  Stanford millions for the good ol" education is a     notable incident in the  country's later history.  Since .Senator Stanford died, 12  years ago, -his widow has devoted  herself to the work of advancing tha  interests of the unheisity. The authority exercised as a founder was re  linqiiished in favor of the ti listens  several years ago, but her solicitude  for the university did not diminish,  and she was privileged to see it advance to a for-jmost place among the  educational * institutions of  the land.  ^  Chicago i$ in the liiidst of a municipal " campaign that is of national  interest .because thc main issue is  one that -jias been agitated more or  less in all large communities. Thc  overshadowing <-;uqst-ion for discussion is over municipal ownership of  ���������street railways, and while party  lines have clearly drawn and no important independent candidates are  running, it is probable that parti-  Vans may be influenced in their votes  by their i' own particular view of this  modern matter.  The republicans have nominated  for mayor John M. Harlan, a. man of  force, integrity generally high repu-_  tion and decided independence, who  has already been an unsuccessful candidate for the same office. Ho was  nominated on a platform that favored a restricted extension ot thc  present street railway franchises  with municipal ownership as the ultimate goal.  The democrats have come out in fa-  1 vor of immediate municipal ownership and have nominated Judge Edward F. Dunne, who will receive the  support of thc party, and of those  who  incline towards radicl rcfrtms.  Both candidates arc peisonally unassailable, so the campaign is one of  Colds  It should be boree in mind that  every cold weakens the lungs, lowers the vitality and prepares the  system for the more serious diseases, among which are the two  greatest destroyers of human life,  pneumonia and consumption  Chamberlain's  Cough Remedy  has won its great popularity by its  prompt cures of this most common  ailment. It aids expectoration, relieves the lungs and opens the  secretions, effecting a speedy and  permanent cure. It counteracts  any tendency toward pneumonia.  I * Price 25c, Large Size 50c.   ���������  V���������������������������������������������������������������mmmmw__  . R. SIMPSON.  Solicitor, Etc.  Money   to  Loan  1st Avenue     -    -   -  LADYSMITh  Ladysmith Temple No. 5 Rathbone  Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's hall  2nd  and 4th Tuesday at 7.30 p. m.  Mrs.   Kale Tate, secretary.  WARD'S MfVT   MARKET  ON ROBERTS STREET.  Only  First Class Meats are  plied our Customers.  We will treat you right.  sup-  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  WANTED-  uatcd  near  Apply  "K"  -House to rent. One sit-  Ledger  office  preferred.  Ledger office. 2t  Trad**; Marks  Designs  CO.--,'f**G:-'TS&2  Anyone sending n sketch ni-1 (loscriiitinn mav  quickly iisecrttim our opinio.! Irco v'u'Mier ;!ii  liirontlon is probahly 'intent:! '."��������� fiiiiiinuiilrn-  UoiisttilctlyeonUileiitiiil. ll:r.i"bi>c'!Oii I'titeiiU  'lent tioo. Oldest ncpncy for s ��������� ur:nj������ pntontii.  Patents tnkeii throuiili JI;i->:i .V Co. reoo'vo  tlieciu'. notice, without clinrgo. in Uie  Scientific jffl&tf icms.  V Imnrliomcly lllnstrnlod -week'. --. T.-irccr.t rir-  dilution nf miy hoiciiIiIIc jti'iiniil. 'Wvnis. $3 ������  ywir: four nionflis,*'.  Solilby..:! ncnsiloi'If-ia.  hWH I Co.361Broadvva*' New Yorff  bnn>n Ol'le*. ''.**i '* St- V.r.i^! itiirlnn. I*. C  PAINTING,    PAPEk    HANGING,  ETC.  Work done properly and at right  prices. Shop and residence in rear  of Ladysmith  Hotel.  J.   R.   SMITH, Prop.  THE WEEKLY FREE PRESS.  The Weekly Free Press, Winnipeg,  is Lhc oldest established and thc lead  ing weekly of Western Oanada. It  presents the world's news to Western readers almost one week in advance of Eastern Canadian weeklies,  and the reader of thc Weekly Free  Press can lely upon gi'Uing all   lhc  Are You  Going: East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the  Job  Printing  Done Promptly and  WELL  At  THE  LEDGER  Office  On (st  Avenue  PITHER & LEISER  Importers and wholesale dealers in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  ETC.     Large stock always*���������All    the leading brands.   We supply tha  principal  hotels and Saloons in Ladysmith.  ORDERS SOLICITED.  PITHER & LEISER, VICTORIA, B. C*  ������������������������C������������������������������U������������M������������������������Mi������U������Me*������������tf****������MM<>  Brewing Co  NANAIMO,  B. C.  flanufacturers of the.  i <  In British Columbia  4hAi AAA itiJuliiliiliJiiliiliiiirlirlittiitiiliA  Lager Beer >ndj Porter Guaranteed Brewed  from the|Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  The Union Brewing Company will pay $i0 reward for information*  which will lead to^the arrest andfeonviction      any person or persona  destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or failing to return tbe same.  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.   PAUL,  CHICAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITY,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  For complete information ask your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General Agent,  151  Y������!ler Way, Seattle.  All Work  [Reasonable  Done at  Rates  ' Drilling Machines,  Made.'to[order and Repaired at short,notica.     Drill Sharp-jned by up  alwaysgiveB satisfaction.'; Picks bandied and repaired.  Sliipsmittiing  in all its Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -    -    -   - l^ady smith, B. C  ���������* Plans,  Specifications and  De-   ������������������  ���������* tails     furnishett for all kinds   ������������������-  *��������� of work in the CARPENTER   ������������������  ������������������ Line ������������������������������������  ������������������ C.  B.  ROBELEE,   Carpenter  ���������* and Joiner,     2nd ave, Lady-  ������������������ smith, B. C.  LADYSMITH WALL PAPER  DEPOT.  Dealers in  WALL     PAPERS, PAINTS, OILS,  VARNISHES, Plain and Fancy  Glass Pictures, Frames.  Harry Kay  Western Hade For Western Hen  BIG   HORN  ��������� *  | Delivered in Any Part of th City f  I EveryAfternoon $  ���������  ^j  The Daily Ledger!  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  STFVENS BLOCK,'  GATACRE STREET,',  LADYSniTH, B C  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ t ������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-������  \x LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. *��������� ���������  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE   MOVED  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  Stables in'rear of Ladysmith Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abbottsford.  WILLIAMS   AND   WASKETT  ���������"���������<������������������������������������.���������:���������������������������#��������� ��������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������.��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������!  UNION MADE  SHIRTS  OVERALLS  SOLD AT  m  ��������� *-������  BIG HORN  BRAND  Etc,  Riai5iER������;t>  LEADING  STORES IN  LADYSMiTH  I SO Cents  per   Month 5  These goods are sold wholesale a    11(I "^i1 for 25 per cenl. lebs than a ny imported goods of like quality.  GIVE THE BIO  HORN BRAND A  TRIAL.     THE HOODS ARE MADE IN VICTORIA AND BY   WHIT 13  LABOR ONLY.     EVERY GARMEN   T IS WELL MADE OF GOOD MATERIAL AND IS SOLD AS CHEAP  AS THE  CHEAPEST.     LARD  H.-W. SAUSAGE  (THEONIvY  KIND)  BLACK PUDDING  H.&W.  High Grade  The satisfaction of dealing with a  high grade firm of established repu-  tatioiij whose name stands for something-0 definite -and substantial is a  n ns I. important consideration when  purchasing FURNITURE, CARP  PETS, CURTAINS, ART GOODS,  SILVERWARE, CHINA, CUTLER  RY, GLASSWA, etc.  Large illustrated catalog ue and price list free for asking.  FIRST AVENUE.   BUTCHERS  W������Uel7(3lc&  VICTORIA, B.C.  r ���������fe" I  LADYSMITH      DAILY    LEDGER  >'*i  LOCAL ITEMS  A SNAP���������n good English Piano by  a first-class  maker  In   p rfc   t  order  For  $100.00.  A  Mason  and  Hamlin  Organ for $125.00. Apply  A. F.   OWEN,  Piano Tuner Abbotsford  Hote.  FOR    SALE���������Reclining     Go-Cart,  almost new.   To he seen at Rolston's  Archdeacon Scriven passed through  from Nanaimo to 1 means on this  mornings train. ���������  The mr-nibers of the ** City Band  give a band concert and dance at  Chemainus on Saturday next, March  18 th.  Seed  Potatoes at Blair & Adam.  Th? principals in the little disturbance at flic depot last evening have  been .summoned today by Provincial  Constable Cassidv.  S. S.     ("scar is in with a cargo of  sacked ore for the Tyee Smelter.  * *   ������  Schooner Alexander is now loading  dross ior the Comox coke ovens.  ������    ���������    ������  "Collier     EdiUi came in this morning     for a full     cargo of coal.   She  will  lake     about 2,800 tons.  * ���������   ���������  Queenstown,   March   M.���������The   Cun-  ard      line   steamer   Lucania,   which  sailed   for  New   Yoik   Sunday  morning and returned  to  this  port   Sunday night willi  her starboard hawse  pipe and  a plate  below   il   damaged,  resumed     her voyage at six o'clock  this morning,   after   having   eflccled  repairs.  TICKET   OFFICE  Cor.   Government  Victoria, B. C-  and  Yates  St?.,  3  Seed Potatoes at Blair Sr Adam's.   o   ST.   PATRICK'S  CONCERT.  The   following    is   the.    programme  for   the St.   Pa trick's     Day   Concert  and Dance:  ,.   March���������University  of  Pennsylvania,  The   Hand.  Sfleclion���������"Old   Ireland"    ...   Band  Song���������"Dear   Litlle   Shamrock"  Mr.   R.      White  Song���������Selected       Miss   E.    Clay  Dance���������Highland   Fling,  Miss  J.     Ross  CtfSong��������� "Killai'iicy"   Mrs.   Lancaster  Recitation       J\liss    Leask  Song���������Sol eel ed       Mr.   A.   Gould  Song���������Comic  ...   Mr.   Lester   I'.ayne  Dance���������"Shiing  trews"  Miss  Isabel   Ross  1   Waltz���������"Songs  of  Erin"       Band  Song���������Tynodlcse,   (in character)  Mr.   A.   Pickup  Club Swinging    Miss   A.   Curry  Song���������Selected       Mrs.   Thomson  Song���������Si-l.'cfed   ...   Mr.   Ci.   Jackson  Dance���������"Sailor's   1-loinpipe,"  Mr.   J.    Rowe  Song���������Comic   i\jr. Lester Bayne  March���������"Waldmere        Rand  "Erin Go Ilragh."  f,hairman       Dr.   lV S.   Reynolds  The dance will commence'Immediately the concert is concluded, tin-  music being furnished by the full  band and oicheslra.  Admission to the concert 50 cents,  and to the dancu 50 cents, ladies'  free to  the dance.  Refreshments   will      he served     by  Mrs.   Joe Tate at 25 cents  per plate  ������������������ o   THE   OPERA   HOUSE.  The  following  article  was   written  yesterday in connection with  the report   of       the   tirisclila   concert   but  was      by  mistake  omilted.      t   was  not   the; intention of  the writer     nf  the   ciiticism   of   the   concert   to    n  any      way   suggest   that   the    mm a  house  was  not   in  as good   condition  as  it  is   possible  lo  mate  it   i nder  picsent  conditions.    Some   very^ou!  houses      for   theatrical  purposes are  not   as      good   for   concerts,   as   the  acoustic pioperlies   may  he more  deficient   in   singing   than   in   ordinary  stage   work:  ���������o���������  'I he     Ladysmith  opera house  was  put in   as good  condieion  as  possible  by Manager   Nicholson last Saturday  is1, en ing for  the concert.   Altogether,  the  place has   been   very  much     improved within tlie past, few weeks. It  is  impossible  lo make it a first-class  house for all purposes, but as it now  is,   il,   is   certainly   much   improved,  '-hairs   have   been   added,   the   lights  as   well   arianged   as   possible,      and  ���������new      diessiiig rooms  added.   In  the  rear      of   the house  several  rows of  seats have  been   put   in   that are rais  ed   from   the floor.    On  Rat unlay afternoon   Madame   tiiisclds   expressed  uciM'lf     -as   well   pleased   wiih      the  condition  of  the  house,  as  far as be  ing "well  cured  for and   rooms'.  Three  Transcont nental  Trains Daily  3  ac  ������fc.  i   m  mt+Jmm  sasffisssag*  9  Mens  Fancy  Dr. R. B. Dier may be found* at  his office, at any time through the  day or evening. Bridge or crown  work as good as the best and at reasonable prices. It is not a' practice  for a few days ot weeks only that  Dr. Dier' is establishing, but ane  that will cause him to' be a permanent resident of Ladysmith. Office on  High Street, next Weinrobe's.  New Willi  Ons of which is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued to all paints East . and  South,   also  Pullman  tickets  issued  and berths reserved.   '  Only  direct   route  to  Yellowstone  Park-.    Cheap  rates  from  all  points  East,/from Marcji 1st to Mw,'y 15th.  Steamship   tickets  on  sale to    all-  Euiopean   points.       Very   low   rates  now  in  effect.    Cabin accommodation  reserved  by wire.  For further  particulars call  at the  oui or i lioi:e No. 45C.  A.  I)' CARLTON, C. E. LANKl  A.Cr.P.A.,  N.P., General  Agent  Portland, Ore. Victoria,  B.C  in     White,      Blue and  White,  Plain Blue. Brown,  Mack, Red  This is Ihe finest line of sweater ever shown  iu Ladysmith.  From $1.7") to $3.00.  NOTICE.  (Dissolution of Partnership.)  Tlie partnership heretofore subsisting between Chu Ming and Chu Lung  Do, of Extension, B.C., trading Midi r the firm name of Wing Lung As  Co., has been dissohed.  The business will in future bo 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.  CHU LUNG HO.  Dated Extension, B.C., Feb. 20th,  ISO"*.  SBKBBV  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  HEABI3GOF  APPEAL AD JO URN;  Wilcmstaclt,     Cuiacoa, March II-  Advices  received  here  from   Caracas,  Venezuela,  announce   that  the hear-  ���������    ing of  the appeal  of  thc  New York  and     Bermude/.     Asphalt    Company  against the sci-ucstrad'oii of its property by the government of Venezuela, has ad.'ounied to make  way    foi  the action of the Venezuclcan government agajnst the French- Cable Company.    It is albged that Mr. Prasto  lias ordered the court to render judgment annuling the contract   and    authorizing      the    hei/.uie of  thc cable  Company's      propeity.    The  go ���������.eminent has cut the coast cable east and  west  of  La  Cfuaia   to  pre\cut. communication   with   the  revolutionists,  who are aclhc at Trinidad. The Europeans at Caracas are excited.  At the offices  of  the French  Cable  Company  in   this  city   it   was      said  that  they had  no  iiuor-mafcion as  to  the     action begun against them  by  , Castro.    It is understood   that     for  some time the company lu.s been subjected to a good many cni'bar. ssmenis  in . Venezuela and  Castro's  action  is  '���������'probably'in-line with his general .rc-  presentativs  policy.     An  exceedingly  strict press 'censorship  is maintained  in  Venezuela and  but meagre    news  despatches have been allowed  to come  through.  Leave orders with  BLAIR  &   ADAM,   ������;������v������Iji  All wc^k first-class at THE CHRY  ���������iTAL,   VICTORIA.  <_-  IADVSMITH SHAVING  PARIORS  HIGH STREET.  :���������:���������: Best ia the City :���������:���������j  i  S tore closes  at six o'clook every evening except  Saturday.  DRYSDALt ��������� STEVEKSON  Ca.    Ladysmith  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All work guai an teed, and at reasonable rates.  High St. Ladysmith  OPEN AT ALL HOURS.  HAY. GRAIN AM)  FARM PRODUCE  Orders  will  be delivered anywhere  ih the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's,  on the  Esplanade.  JAS? WARNOCK.    .  We are offering our first consignment of this season's 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  the centres of fashion.  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd   o   15ANDITS    GARROTED.  S.'.nlia.'o, Cuba, March  1 I.���������Chacon,  Ortiz and  Zulucta,   bandits, convicted  of- murder, were garrotcd heie today.   o   cilVllenge.  y  T herein challenge Arthur Saiuuler-  son, of Ladysmith, lo a ten-round  boxing contest to take place in f-oine  suitable place in Ladysmith, for a  puise of .tli.O, ca'h party to contribute. $50 .towards such .puise. The  contest, lo come off on the evening of |coming to the coast. The champion  the    28th of     March.    Articles to l.e   ������'il1  do most, of his training in     To  la on the Frascr was received by  Champion Scholcs from Manager  Kcary of the Royal Agricultural and  Industrial Society of Mew Westminster, under whose auspices the Dominion exhibition is to be held. Mr.  Scholcs is wiiting Mayor Kcary re-  gaiding the leims under which he'is  Some good Residences For Sale  Call and get particulars.  Agency of the Esquimau  ������ Nanaimo Ry. Co's  City Property  imii- r rnimnt-m-  i���������iiiimiiwiii    it    ��������������������������������������������� " ���������       "     ���������  JOrjIN STL WART P. O. Box 268  ���������    I'lRK,   LIFE  AND   ACCIDENT INSURANCE.  CON\ KYAN'CI'N'G NOTARY   PUBLIC.  I GATACRE ST.  LADYSMITH  LACE CURTAINS  Just, bo hand, a large consign meat of     LACE CURTAINS  FROM  ENGLAND.  AT A LL PRICES.  signed at any time within three days  and the money'posted with the Daily  Ledger.  JOSEPH R-UKE.'  w>  _ 0_   THE OAR.  ���������Lou F. Scholcs, champion amateur  oarsman of the woild, and winner  of the Diamond sculls al Henley regatta last year, has announced thai  lie will defend his title against all  eomeis at the lagatta lobe held  on thc Eraser river a I New Westminster during the Dominion exhibition iu September next.  An invitation to row at   thc regat-  ronto bay, but will leave for New  Westminster at least a fortnight before the match,.so as to become accustomed to the course on the Fr.i-  ser . Accompanying Sir. Scholcs on  his trip to the coa*>l will be captain  Mulqueen of the Toronto Rowing  Club, who will act as his trainer  and ni'inager. The   champion has  mapped out a busy season and will  lake part at regattas on Toronto,  Hamilton and other eastern cities.  Lou Scholcs' acceptance of tbe invitation to iow at the big International .regatta will be welcome news  to aquatic devotees     and lovers     of  ' 'EAB LY JERSEY. \V A.KEFIEL D"  CABBAGE PLANTS  -Bundles  of 50 plants,    25 Cents.  W. T. HEDDLE   CO.  Williams' Block  .Lady* mi th  Particular Grocars.  Telephone 1  A BIG HEAD.  What is probably the largest moose  head in     the world,  belongs   to .John  Richardson,     of     Glen wood   Springs.  Tlrj head      measures 72A  inches from  tip      to     tip,      without any split  or  block.    It    is oxa.clly as nature made  it, and    could  ne' spread sever 1  iches  by various (.'vices.   In its lifetime  the  big hull      weighed, approximately,  1.  010 oiimls,      1lic head     tiers,  iiiuntcd,  weighing    i"7ft pons.  Te animal was killed by Frunl*  Woods, on Cupper,, river. Alas'-a, after a long chas? of several days o\er  mountains and through vallejs. The  animal was lhe leader ol a. large herd  many of which were killed, but I lie  big bull  moose wrs the object  of  the  hunt     after he was spied  by the par-  tv.���������Denver   rest.  Cosmopolitan,  Strand for March at  Knight's  All Story Magazine, Smith's and  Tom Walson's Magazine, for April,  at  Knight's.  Mr. A. I). Miller, will, on Monday  (���������veiling next exhibit at the Opera  House, his panorama of moving pictures complete and the latest improved methods of reproducing only  are used. Furl her notices will he  given during Hie week. II is safe  In say from the favorable notices  Mr. Miller has received by the press  111 g'������neral that his enleiiaiiiment  will,bo all right, and well worth allelic! inc..  sport, in this city, and all over tho  coast. If, marks an important step  toward making the regatta an important feature and in keeping with  Ihe general magnitude of the exhibition. Negotiations are still in progress fo secure a world's championship professional race between the  present champion, George Towns, of  Australia, .lames Stansbury, of Mel-  i bourne,   and   ISddie   Durnan,   of   Tor-  Dealers in   Pianos and  I assure    you, Madam,  the  EMPIRE and Pk'OVI������*CE  Organs..  Ladysmith, B. C.  BL-M1R St HDHM  TELEPHONE  2���������4.  CARLISLE  I I ( ( I  HEADACHES.  are  1 li  best you  can    gel,  MADE   IN  LADYSMITH  VAPFYl     TAFFY!  TAFFY!  COME AND SEE OUR LINES   OF  CANDIES  AND  CONFECTIONERY  ���������At���������  HOY'S BAKERY  J. PiEBCY UNO CO.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  of  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS.  PANTS,  SHIRTS.-ETC.,  9C  * ,      -    -          ^the     result of ey**    straining,' cured  w.  i|i   Examinations    and sight  tests free  Iii of charge.  ft  ft  AT  WB.FOfcCIMflER'S  *  JjFIRST   AVE.,  ������-5w55- "���������r*"-\  a   'M'i.'t'V'LvX-'.v'-.'c  TzL-i ff   *.--������i������-'>      ���������**.   ���������*!  *W<KPl^>t/V"-s" ^���������"t?,*~ "if.' Is  to  to  to  ft  ft  ff  to  to  to  ft  ft  WATCHMAKE R, -inWELER.OPTfCIAN  ^  *****   -v   '���������r 1  'iwcuitu*?  *V  *%,  +%,  LADYSMITH ^  r^B'^P'^v      -^aamr Wly i������r i^^fc- ������awmm ��������� ���������TVf * rn**^ - ^^^  ftrw a^ammr mam* ^m^  1st   1 venue,   -  Ladysmith  onto, the latter a nephew of the famous  Ed. Han Ian.  Towns and Stansbury have been  negotiating for a race for some time,  as the latter is anxious to regain the.  title he lost. It is expected that a  match will be arranged between  some of these oarsmen soon, and the.  big regatta will then decide the  ���������question both of the -amateur and  professional championships.  Stock  Takirotf  at Rolston's  A     HIGH  GRADE  GRAM-0-PHONE  FOR  USERS OF  Ge^^^-T^SSf^"*^^  it  For Crossed Black well's very  choice JAfiS S in glass.  o  Wild Rose Honey, fresh stock  ���������smiitr Haw  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, IL C.  PUTTING- ON  NEW PAPER  is  the mest elfr-ctive and  most economical   method   of   improving       and  brightening   up   the   interior   appearance: of your- dwelling.  From   the.   many   beautiful   patterns  ���������many of them exclusive���������in our new  line,   wc  aie  certain   you   can  seloct  exactly the right paper  to suit your  taste  and   pi.rse.    l.e!   us   show   you  our handsome array  of styles.  HARRY KAY  Dinner and Tea Sets  $10.00  Dinner  Sets,  97  pieces,  now   $13.00 Dinner Sets, 97 pieces,  now    $15.00! Dinner Sets, 97 pieces,  now     $20.00   Dinner  Sets,  97   pieces,   11 ow      $25.00   Dinner   Sets,   115   pieces,    now     $35.00   Dinner   Sets,   98  pieces,   now   Watch our Window for I. O. G. Lines  $ 7.00  .   u.oo  ..  .10.00  ... in.00  ..  IS.00  . 25.00*  to marry your daughter���������  Koxlev��������� Kb?     I'm   surprise'!  ASK  YOUR GROCER  FOR   PARTICULARS  iWr.   Nervey���������T   suppose   you   1-.notv*  the object of iiiycall, sir? To 'k* liif  wan  ���������     Mr.  that you should thi:ik of such a thing.  The idea.  '    l\lr.   Nervey���������Nonsense,  you're  prejudiced against the girl.    She's      r.ll  right.  jsaai  HILBERT  HOTFL  LADYSMITH  RATES���������$1.00      per    day.      Finest  Wines,  Liquors  and  fUgars.  First Avenue,  Ladysmith, B.  C.  iSJL-*.     *     D. Cl WHITE.  FARMERS'    MEAT   MARKET  Oh  ist Aveiatae  Geo: Roberts  Preprietor  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Riifi.-R I'd 25 hi d iff.50���������  trie buslo all stpsailciit.  bu-,di's<;P jirrl  railway dopote.    fi'ectric cara every fiv-  inii-iitoa 'in all  f%r\������ vl   ih^   oiiy.    Bar  nad tab'u iinrxe*llrd.  I F. JSAYNP:*, Proprietor,  ABBOTT ST.,    VANCOUVER,  B.C.  r.   'I  *'    1  ���������yi-cj

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