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 LADYsniTri Daily  "-J-rw-  (tJSGli  St<4iT  **������*���������������_;  R:  ^j   ���������   'I  ^o^ia, e-������>'  '*���������������-- ���������������:*:wv-������v-  VQL. 2,'  THURSDAY,  MARCH 9,   1905.  PRICE, FIVE CENTS  ROBIJER BAND   ARE  KILLING THE  RUSS  6FOOT  FXECimON-  .  ER S-lUMSTO ENJOY Hie* WORK  IN TROUBLE  CHINESE EXECUTIONS OFiAG/ilN PREMIE3 BALFOUR JAPANESE AT YALE COL-STRIKERS KILLED AND  (Associated  Press Despatches.)  New   Chwang,  March  9,���������Via  Tiea  T.siu.���������Willi thc Japanese Hags flying  a hand   ol Chinese  haiulils  behiadeu  two   young   Russians   who   were    alleged  to he spies at Simnintin.  The  ,   first one executed  was evidently an  ollicer,   but he  was  wearing a  Chinese overcoat.    He knelt without     a  murmer  while his  companion  walch-  i* ed  the death stroke.  The second captive was clothed in  Chinese   clothing   throughout..       He  whimpered for a moment, hut regained   his   nerve  and   stiuggled   fiercely,  lie *   was  thrown and killed  while  long   trumpets   fanfared.  The chier of the bandits was a  wild mannered old man, wearing a  Japanese sword. He watched the  execution unmoved. "They are spies"  he said. "Besides, it is diliiuult to  transport,  them."  On  last Monday   thc  bandits  surprised       a small      ibody   of   Russian  scouts and  killed 22',' besides capturing tlie two that were beheaded. The  -    bandits  suffered  a slight loss.  Today  thc  whole   band,  consisting  of      UOU  cavalry and JOU infantry,   formed    a  great circle on  the outskirts of Siu-  iniiitin.    The  bronzed,   stern-featured  Chinese   dismounted   aud   held   their  gaily coinp'irisunul,     shaggy  ponies.  ^_^lHh'*. J\icn   were armed   to   the:-tecth  wi th'- long - rilles and  Mauser ' pistols."  Thc   infantry   was   mostly   turbancd,  but many   wore Russian caps.  The Russian captives were bra,uglit  to Uic, centre of the circle \vithr a  (lourish of trumpets. They __ were  stripped and their army bound together behind their bodies. They  were then turned over to a six-foot  executioner, who smilingly drew nis  red-sheathed sword, afterwards wiping the* blade on the clothing of the  dead  men.  Hugles .were sounded  and  thc bandit  cavakymen swung into their saddle;,  vwhilc tluT" infantry  fell  iii to line and  departed  from  the scene of   the o.f  cution.  CLAIMED HE IS HAV  ING TROUBLE FIL  LING CABINET  MACDONALD TO   BE  APPOINTED TO IMPORTANT POST  LEGE  GIVES INTERESTING  LECTURE ON PRES  ENTWAR  CLAIMS  [JAPAN  HAS  BEEN CAREFUL TO  OBSERVE RULES  (Associated Press Despatches.)'  London, March 9.���������II is again re-j  poi led that Premier Balfour is ex-1  ;-rri'\u-ii*.g difficulty- in filling the va-  jcancies in the cabinet. It is rumored that Walter Hume Long and others have declined the post of chief  secretary for Ireland and that fresh  trouble has arisen in the war oflice,  which it is not unlikely will involve  the resignation of Secretary Arnold  Forslci.  Gossip in the lobby of the House  of-Commons is to the effect that Anthony P. MacDonnell, under secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, will be appointed to an important nasi outside of Ireland.  8 I'ANFORD INQUIRY  A i) JOURNED  Honolulu,      March 3.���������The inquest  "into  the death  of Mrs.   Jane Stanford   has   been   postponed   until      tonight.    The police surround% the case  with  mystery.     High  Sheriff  Henry  says that the inquest was postponed  because   /the     stenographer's transcript of the testimony was not'ready  and   the  Hawaiian' law  required  the  witnesses to read and sign their testimony  in  the  presence of the  jury  Sheriff Henry  also  said  that he is  not cei tain whether, or .not addition-,  al  witnesses  will be called  upon   to  testify.  (Associated  Press Despatches.)  New Haven,   Conn.,   March  9��������� Baron Kaneko, -or Tokio, who  has been  in   the      United   States   for several  months on ,*<, mission created for him  by   the  Mikado's   government,   delivered an address, on the present war  before  the  students  of  Yale       last  night.'He  said   among  other  things  ihat Japan  is fighting  lhe war    according to the rules of civilized warfare,   and   is   trying  to  follow  international  la,w.    Two professors cf international law are witli each army  corps and  two  with each squadion.  Thus  far,   he      said,  Japan  has  not  been   guilty   of  a single   violation   of  the   rules   of  international   law.    On  ihe other hand,   Baron   Kaneko said,  Russia has repeatedly of/ended against  such laws, and has not been fair.  SOLDIERS        INTER  j.  ENCE WITH LOOT  ERS RESENTED  CONFLICT-      ENSUES  AND FIVE MINERS  ARE KILLED  . /  GENERAL KUROPATKIN  MUST SURRENDER  Russians in Full Retreat and Tie Pass is Invested.  Reports Sky More Than 100,000 Lives Have-  Been Lost in This Series of Fights  (Associated Press Despatches.)  St.  Petersburg,   March  4.���������A   telegram/ from Ekalerinoslav says  that  five  miners  have been  killed  and fifteen   wounded  in  a conflict .between  strikers of  the Sherino'ff and  Auer-  bach   quicksilver  mines  and soldiers  in     the   district      of Bakhniut. The  strikers   were  looting;   and  resisted  the,      troops,     firing  revolvers   and  throwing si ones  at them.    The   soldiers fired a volley and order     was  restored.  -Revolutionary disorders have broken   out  at  Smolensk.    Bands  of de  monstrators     are marching through  the streets carrying  red flags.  New Chwang, March 9.���������It is reported that Tie Pass has ���������  ��������� been invested, by the Japanese and that Gen, Kuropatkin, hav f  : ing no alternative will be forced to surrender within a week,    ���������  The Japanese apparently are closing; that the railroad is actually cut is ! partiality.    ToL they leln seil^  into the north and  west' of Mukden  j not confirmed here  and today's despatches make it clear | ficcrs  Unit Field Marshall Oyama is making ; that  A AND 13 FUND  FOR FE LiiiUARY  3IOTIIER AGNES DEAD.  Chicago, Uls., Masch 9.���������The Rev.  Mother Alary Agnes, superior general of the congregation of St. Agnes,  is dead at Uays, Kansas, after an  illness of" a year. She founded the  Order in 1870. Mother Agnes was  also the founder of Leohouse, in New  York, which is a home for immi-  ' rants.  BRING WOUNDED JIOMF,.  Tokio, March 3.���������The Japanese  government has decided to bring 2,-  500, incapacitated and wounded soldiers home from Port Arthur via  Chee Foo.  o  PEKIN-KALGAN  RAILWAY  " *������ '��������� ���������  U. S. SENATOR DEAD.  Washington,   D.C.,   March  4.���������United  Slates  Senator  Bate,  of Tennessee,  died here  this  morning.       The  cause     of his death was pneumonia  and a weak heart. -    He  died at his  apartments at the Eb-b.lt House.  New      York,      March  9.  steamer Oceanic from Liverpool  efforts to interpose a strong force he! J K���������7opa^n ?  "p,    ������   t ^ RllR3ianS     and  i     Th^ l0si *���������  ne j.is.s.    Ihat he has in a measure   anv haHi���������  ,������������������   ������..  succeeded is  indicated by a despatch  from  General  SanharofT,  saying  that  several  fierce,attacks were made on  'the north      front during  last night,  and  a Tokio  despatch  asserting That !  the     Japanese had cut the iall\vav  j  north  of Mukden.  CThe  fighting   , is  row raging around the ancient tombs  and  under yesterday's  date  General  Kuropatkin reported that the Jap-in-  A    .    .     cse had assumed the offensive toward  lve(l>-   Mukden,   from  the north and northwest.  / STRIKE ENDED.  Chicago, March 9.���������The strike at  the Republic Iron and Seeel Mills at  East Chicago has been compromised  and 1,000 men will ������o back to work  at once.  MUKDEKEI.  HANGS  HIMSELF.  Following  arc  the    Accident  Buriai  benefits  for  last month:  Geo.   Badovinac     Jas.   Johnston  ......  ......   .....  Walter Carter ; ......  Osl.ando  Dunn    .....;    Andrew  Doumoiit   .  Ladysmith ..Publishing   Co   ..  Kobt.   I-Ioggan    ...;..  Victor Celle   :.......:.....  Win.   Iladdow  ......    .......  Nanaimo Hospital,   (G.   Badovinac       F.   D.   Pelky. ......       1.   E.  Lowe   Jos.  McCourt.        W.   Ingham   ......   $  and  7 00  7 00  28 00  3 00  15 00  _ 50  11 00  87 00  10 00  21 00  5 00  5 00  2'2 00  10 00  P.rantford,'   Ont.,     March 9.-Jos.  Kennedy, found guilty last night     of  carnally _ knowing Irene Cole,  -nine  j cars    old,    who  was outraged and  murdered  in   the   "Willius"   in    this  city in September 1903, and was sentenced  by  Judge  Tcet'/.el   to  life  imprisonment     and   seventy-five   lashes.  Tiliis morning, while the jailor was at  breakfast,  Kennedy hanged,, himself-in  his cell in >the jail.   Kennedy was  tried on a-charge of murder in connection  with  the crime  in ^1904,  but  was acquitted on'perjured evidence.  Which is Much Xeectod,   is  at Last to be Constructed  (Associated Press Despatchcs;)-  Ncw  York,   March  ().���������A   Tien Tsiu  China, despatch   to   the   Herald says:  "Construction   of   the   Pckin-Kalgan  railway  will   be  commenced   immediately under the supervision of a Chinese chief engineer.    Representatives  of all  nations  have endea\ oral     for  years to obtain this valuable concession.      A charter   was  not  granted  owing   to   thc   Russo-Chincse   agree,  ment,   that   unless   China   employed  Chinese engineers and Chinese.money  Russia     alone  might, construct the  railway.     The new  road  will  be finished   by   the   Pckin   Slianhai   Kwan  Railway  Company,   which  is   bonded  to Englishmen.    Kalgan  is  the railroad  key  to  all  northwest,   and   the  building  of   the  railway  is  evidence  of a decided'anti-Russian  movement.  ROYAL GATHERING.  London, March 9.���������King Edward  held the first levee oi the season at  SI." Hames Palace "todayf There was  a large attendance of members of the  royal family, diplomats and officials.  o **_  "TITE  CHOSEN PEOPLE."  New York, March 9.-Lord Strath-  cona,  Canadian High  Commissioner,  was a passenger on  the steamer Oceanic, which arrived today from Liverpool.    A  company  of Russian  actors  who  will  present  "The Chosen  People" in this country were    also  among the Oceanic's passengers.  ���������   ���������   ���������  IS EW YORK  RAILROAD STRIKE  The reports from Japanese sources  indicate that thc whole attacking line  lias advanced, and that the retreat of  the Russians  is in progress. St.  Petcisburg is without advices concerning the stitiat-oii a.I nightfall today, but in official circles hope seems  to he centred in the belief that Kuio-  patlcin will be able to extricate his  army and retreat safely to Vie Pass  positions. Most of-today's despatches relate to past operations, and  show that the fighting has hscri of a  desperate character, with very heevy  losses on  both sides.  FORCED  MARCH.  New   Chwang,  March  9.���������The   I?us-  sians have not been reinforced    from  the telegraph of-  on the contrary,    declaring  communication with  General  till open.  eady exceed those   of  any battle in  the war.   The faniai  Tm disP'a-ved  hy the Japanese   "s  shown in an instance mentioned by a  Russian correspondent,  who describ-  ^y������Vo,CTrea JaPanCSe  *<������ '  away    from  hls  captors   imi   fh,-  the telegraph office at Sinmintin. --  HAVE  CUT  RAILWAY.  Tokio, March 9.���������The Japanese  have cut the railway north of Muk.  den.  ,.YESTERDAY'S  BATTLE.  Tokio,   March   9.���������(6   a.m.)���������   The  great battle in Manchuria raged all  day  yesterday  along  the  entire enormous      front.    The  Japanese  are  generally  victorious,   and  they drove  the Russians     from a asrics of    important  positions.    By nightfall     it  seemed imperative that General  Ku-  ropaotkin   would   have   to   withdraw  in   drawing  j ''is   shattered   forces   and  avoid  ���������-������  matter  ' "  ' "  6 ,T^ai, 0/riCe insisls thai i ^ impossible for him to effect a retreat  without  heavy  losses   in  pris-  argument that, v,,^  '  his  ew  lese  ^Jiarvvws-s  TLlt Jf- meaSUre its Ml effect  off hi"   P   kni  succeeds  in  ���������i.-./     . mZ' no Matter how badly .'complete disaster.   Indeed, it appear  nheetSitU������if ������n Wil1 be Caused     re-  patkingwi?h h0'd argUmcnt that Kuro- J oners, guns ancl stores,  an-ain nw <- ^^ StiU intact will | The continuous battle is already  Japanese wi|1|e,nreinents whi,e the ,'W'e bloodiest of the war. Upon the  vanta-es o l ?������ "^ the disad- ' Sround that General Oku alone gain-  tions.������ ,engtnencd communica- led  are eight thousand Russian dead.  in dinlo     r     - I The  repoits   from   the  other   armies  lias crushed th Circles' un,ess Oyama ' arc expected to triple this figure. It  held oui ll t Ih a���������y> Jittle hope is is estimated that the Japanese have  to continu"-!) Imperial "solution j lost 50,000, making the joint slaugh-  Muoh   h  Z ^ar wlU ^ altered,   ter far exceed' one hundred thousand  the Ll   iS aSr������-d' Wi" dePend "Pon   men.  followa w������,������S_ ^y,610^1^ which ; Details of the combat are lacking,  the revere L . magnitude     of   but it is believed that the -Japanese  citv is filTl f ���������' Watura������y. th<J i'ave cut the railroad north of Muk-  KiVff.ii-- r ? ^ul_r'Ors, the most per-I den, leaving onlv tho roadways and  ^tcnt ol  ulnch is that the Russian  nnrfV10".1'  ^^ Practically extends  north and south  to protect the line  Total      The     amount'  Cello, i.s  the final  days,  and  $75  for   .$241.50  of '$87. .for Victor  payment of twelve  tlie loss of      one  DRMcLAREN  IN WINNIPEG  Says There is a Marked Advance   iu  Western  Churches..  cyo as authorized hy .Section 3m   Article   IV,  of   the   Uy-laws.  -o-  KOOTIJALL  PRACTICES.  The  .Ladysmith 'footballers   arc out  continually   getting,, into   shape     fur  the match with Nanaiino on the I2th  inst.    The results of Ilie .steady practices arc* most satisfactory, and    already    the playing of     many of    the  jiien  is  vastly  improved  to  that     of  last  week, and  it  is safe to  predict  that  by  the  date of  the  big- match  they will he in first-class shape.  In this"-game the Ladysmith     boys  apnear-'Tor .the first lima in new uniforms.   Thc suits arc very showy; red  and    white stripe    shirts "over  blue  :  knickers.  Word has  Iicfii received  from  Nana.  imo  to  the eliVct that  the  \ layer::  of  that   town  arc prn,i tiling  hard '   and  are coining down here with   thc full  intention  of  putting up a hard   fight.  The. game is bound to l:e an interesting: one,  and  everybody should   ma! e  an effort  fo see it.    It is  the     first  match of the season, and all cm depend    upon getting      their  money's  worth.  Winnipeg,  Man.7 March   9.���������Rev.  D.  E. I). McLaren, general secretary for  1 Ionic Missions,  of  the Presbyterian  Church, left for the east on the afternoon  train yesterday arter making   a  trip through, to the Pacific coast.   In  Mritish Columbia he attended the half  yearly  meeting of  the Home Missi in  committee    of the Synod  of  British  Columbia'and Alberta', and in Winnipeg attended  the meeting of the corresponding committee of the Synod of  Manitoba and   the  Northwest Territories.    Speaking, of  the   general advancement of  the  west,  Dr.  McLaren  stated that the church was finding it  necessary to open as many new fields  this year as  Inst  for the purpose of J  providing .settlers with religious s.er-  viies.    A marked advance is also n >-  ticeablc in all  the chinches, many of  the  mission  stations   passing  to   tho  slt*|l;uts   of   aguiuenltcH   churches   becoming self1 sustaining.   The gifts  also of    he western  churches  for home  mission   work   had   been   very  large.  The con! ri'hution for the entire church  for this purpose, had also been exceptional,'  the     church supplying more  than enough money to meet all     the  extra demands made by the rapid expansion of the past few years in the  west.  REPORTED  FAVORABLY  Washington, D.C., March !).��������� The  Senate Committee on Foreign relations today agreed to report fador-  ably the Santo Domingo treaty as  amended. The vote was 011 party lines, avery. Republican coting for the  treaty and every Democrat voting  against it.  New York, March"'9.��������� With the opening of  thc third -day of-the inter-  borough   trainmen's^slrike-thcrc  appears   a marked  improvement  in   the  operations  of  trains  in  thc  subway.  Otherwise  little  change  was   noted.  Traffic on the east side elevated lines  during  the early  hours  was     almost at a standstill.   On the surface  lines  the same crowding  that     .ias  prevailed   morning  and   night     since  Monday was in evidence.  thc direction  of Harbin  since March f of retreat, has been broken" an7 that  1st.   General rvogi's army made     a  j Ule bulk of the Russian army     has  forced march of 25 miles daily, and, ' '^ forced eastward in the direction  acting   in   conjunction   with   General     ?   Flis'llln*   Should  this prova to be  true, General Bilderling's part 0f  Lmevitches' army is certain to be  trapped.  SAKIIAROFP  HEARD   FROM  St. Petersburg, March 9.-The -Cn-  cral staff has received the following  despatch from General Sakharoff, Kuropatkin's chief of staff, dated today:  Several fierce attacks on our north  front     were m.-ule during the night.  I hey were all repulsed  Oku's army surrounded eighty thousand Russians  in the direction of   i'ic  Pass and cut off their supplies.  St. Petersburg, March 4.���������(2.30 p.  m.)���������A  veil  is   drawn  over   the progress of  General Kuropatkin's hero.  ic effort to extricate his  beaten.ar-  niy,      but   the  general   staff,  insists  that     while     he has  been  defeated,  there has  been  no disaster.   Mukden  may have been evacuated during last J rections the nig-ht was quiet.  night,   although   nothing  definite  has       Ge"craI  Sakharrofi's refercn-p  AT THE OPERA HOUSE.  The Madame Griselda concert will  be given on Saturday evening at the  opera house. Full particulars will be I were  given, the programme, etc. publiched  tomorrow. The plan of the house is  at Blair & Adam's, and seats may  be secured  tomorrow.  MARQUIS DYING.  New York, March  -l.-Thc Marquis  of  Anglesey,  according  to an  American despatch  from  Monte  Catlo,  is  dying  from  consumption.     His   condition   took  a sudden   turn   for     the  worse Wednesday, and  it is  reported  that  he   can   live   but  a short   time.  The     Marquis,   who     was  horn     iu  1875, attracted much attention  after  succeeding   to  his   title   through   his  lavish  expenditures   on   jewels      and  theatricals.    Not long ago he     was  thrown into bankruptcy with liabilities  aggregating nearly  43,000,000.   : O ���������  THE CUE.  It was apparent    even  to a casual  observer in Uo vicinity of the Portland hotel   last     evening that something of a stirring nature was doing.  The event  that   was causing  excitement was the final match in the billiard   tournament.    The  comketilors  been  received  on   this  point.   Yesterday      Gcneial       Fieldcrling's   army,  which held  the centre back upon the  Hun   river,   clinging  all  day  desperately  to  Madyapu  at the  southwest  of the city.    One of General     Line-,  vitche's   corps   was   hurrichly   with-  dawn during- Wednesday night,  6 and  despatched to the support of General  Kaulbar's   hard   pressed   forces    who  fighting   off   General      Nogi's  flanking  legions   west ancl  northwest  of  thc city.    At the same time   the  remainder  of      General  Linevitche's  army-fell back  to the north bank of  Uu      Hun   River,   where  it   checked  temporarily  the pursuing columns of  General   Kuroki,   who hemmed  them  in   west, south and east-  last m^hf-.  In other di-  lo  thc-Russian north  front would  seem  to  indicate that a Japanese force is  between Mukden and Tie Pass.     Although the Japanese may have cut  ���������the telegraph lines along the raiPoad  Jt is possible     that held telegraphs  lines.hare been run between Fushun,  where Kuropatkin may have his headquarters, and Tie Pass, thus accounting for tha seeming conflict in the advices from Tokio and St. Petersburg  regarding the severance of the Rus-  sial line of sommunicalions.  IN   FULL   RETREAT.  AH day yesterday and  wounded, munitions, baggage  stores streamed northward,  railroad and Mandarine road  almost blocked  unc;  were  .liK-IH,  With the Japanese left armies, Wed  ncsday, March 8, via Fusan, March 9  ���������TI13 left armies have cut and    destroyed  thc  railroad  between Mukden  and Tic Pass.   Details are not     obtainable at     present.   'Lhe Russians  are  in full retreat over the northern  roads.   The left column of  these  ar-  1 mies      is  at  Likampu,   seven   miles  : north of the 1-Iun ii ci     ml live mihs  were Dan  Daniels and John Anderson I nol\vithstandin- 'fl.r. fL^Lt  and the reward for the victor was   a    mense amn nt of tfo " Im_   wcst of thc "ilroad,  and has had a  gold medal  of Maltese  Cross  design!   mo^S S'weeY ^Russoinine^"  ^  ^ *   ^^ ^  Ponied by Mr. A���������������e.o Tate. naIlk-  rcmovc(1   to   Tte Tas's  RunXy  The match was a most interesting   [The  trains  were run under  the Jap-  ���������jm thc tune the cue was ta-    anese  guns   westward,   some  projec  t was evident to the specta- j tiles  one.  ken up  resulted in victory for Daniels,    who  defeated  his  opponent hy   36   points.-  MAY  I30X      NOW.  Albany, N.Y., March 9.-The Flaw  ley boxing bill permitting limited  rounds contests between amateurs  under the sanction of the amateur  athletic uaions passed the Senate today.  f���������,.   ,,   ,        , , x ,    '��������� i    reaching   the  railroad.  tors that each party mean   business.       General Nogi, according to the Ia-  Ihe match was closely contested and f test  authentic  reports,   has   already  reached a point  opposite the station  He was also credited  with the long- f VZdTul'v^ Tl ^T^  est  break during  thc handicap,  vi������   ( ������aYhl8 left i, sUlf"* "^  CA.    At the conclusion of the game  i cl- noi.(,],  ror  ���������the score, ^tood: '  fo. I), nlels, 200;  J. Anderson  thrice  its   number,   the  Russian  cansalties  numfbering ten  thousand.    The     Russian centre is retreating in great confusion.  THREATEN TO  SIEZE ROAD.  >a light railway from Fushun to Tie  Pass as avenues^ for the retreat of  the Russians. It is thought that  Mukden is still in the hands of the  Russian, The details of the operations against Fushun are not yet at  hand, but it is understood that following the capture of Machuntain,  the Japanese renewed the assault on  Tietan and dislodged the Russians.  Various  reports  arc in circulation  concerning prisoners  of war,  but it  is impossible to obtain reliable     information  as  to  the number  tal en.  Field     Marshal Oyama, in an order  directing  the pursuit of the retreating   Russians,   yesterday   prohibited  his   troops  from  entering Mukden in  masses in order to respect, the tombs  and      sacred places of the Imperiiil  Chinese   household,   and   to   protect  the welfare of the inhabitants.  STILL LATER.  Tokio,      March   4.���������(Noon.)���������    Although the actual extent of the success   gained   by   Oyama  is  unknown,  Tokio  is already celebrating the victory. An official announcement of the  result     of FAiehl Marshal  Oyama's  pursuit  of  the  Russians  is  expected  here later today.  RUSSIAN SQUADRON.  London, Alarch 3.���������No confirmation  has reached London of the report  that Vive Admiral Kojcstvensky's  squadron is returning from Madagascar to Jubutil, nor arc there any despatches printed in thc morning papers throwing further light, on the  position of affairs in Manchuria.  Should the report concerning Vice-  Admiral Rojestvensky be confirmed,  it will be regarded here as a strong  indication of Russia's desire to at-  range  peace.  CANNONADING.  Tien Tsin, March 9.  -1.2 p.m.)���������The  swinging   furth-  a blow at the line     of  communications,  which would  realize  1,  J.ii'i.   1 ]"*��������� ��������� - ���������  I Japanese have requested the transportation of 450 tons of rice to Sinmintin. Unless the rcv.ucst is complied with the Japanese threaten to  sieze the railroad. It is believed to  be  a test  case.    The  constant ship-  NOTICE.  Arrangements for the St. Patrick's  concert- and dance under the auspices  of the City Band are going ahead and 1  an excellent programme is being prepared.   o   ment of wheat and coal to Sinmintin  ���������������������������.,,,    . . 's l>lan forclos-   by  the  Russians  was  not   interfere i  ">g the non ring.    The Tokio report   with   and  the   Japanese* demand   im-  Ficld Marshal Oyama'  Mukden,      March   4.���������(2.20   a.mf)���������  The Japanese yesterday -.ttacked the  vil!.:ge of Pudiasa, northwest of the  Ini'.vrial  tombs,  and a stubborn fight  .followed,     but the Russian advance  I guard   was  obliged   to  abandon    the  j village.     During  the  night  the  Jap-  1 anese attacked thc village of Santa-  jitc,      north  of  the  Imperial  tombs.  The fight continues as this despatch  i.s   filed.   '     The   Japanese   outposts  , have   readied   Ilirantchan,   on        the  south   front,   and   a heavy  cannonading is in progress now.  fRAPPLR  SENTENCED  FIRE   AT HAMILTON.  5       NORTH SEA CLAIM PATD.  There will  bo. a special  meeting  ofl    the Roard of Trade this evening at . London, March 9.-Count Benken-  eight o'clock at the. office of John dorrT, the Russian Ambassador to  Stewart.   All members are requested   Great Britain,  todav gave  $350.0.10  to be in attendance  ROBT. ALLAN, Secretary  Ito Foreign Secretary Lansdowne   in  settlement of the North Sea claims.  ,���������.    . I     Hamilton,     Out.    March 9.��������� The  Winnipeg,  Man.,  March 9.-At Ed-J ,,    , .      ���������     .        . TT . m   ,  monton,  Kin.-,  a trapper, who  killed   |'g ' Ki"K  a coinvanion  and  burned his  remains   street   cast,   were  lotallv  destroyed  ii  in the camp fire at Athabaska     dis- 'b    fire        terd Th_ ^      ���������      ^  . tnct,    was     sentenced to be hanged I  this  morning at  Fort  Saskatchewan | "lilf? at ���������?'ri''i.f)00- with insurance    of  j on May 1st.  about half that amount.  ,CHANGES IN  THE MINES  Kr.porfs arc going Uic rounds about  changes i i Uic Extension mines, and  one shift 1, ing laid ofl. Nothing official has hc-'.-i given out as yet in  connection with  the .arrangements*   .  '-      I  *WWWW������"*"WWpMi  ���������3������_qpr?HWiTIWr������������������5  TTJiwr-v^wap! I*v  mw'i'.bp1   Uk-UU  a___  mam  IHE UDYSMITH  LEWES?  .Published   every day except Sunday.  BY' THE LADYSMITH  DAILY  LEDGER COMPANY..  .and French Street.  ,' :.' jOflice corner of First Avenue  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  50. cents  a month;    $5 per  year   in  advance.    Advertising rates on ap.  plication  THiJKSDAY,  MARCH 9,  1905.  '.'-    A GOOD CLIMATE  : Whiles  usually with.: the month of  . October, rain begins to fall more'irce  . ]y and during     November, December  ���������and. January falls, it must be admitted most freely,  the climate of British Columbia    .is a     magnihent one.  7This     season, after, a  . winter during  : whicli; at no time have we had anything approaching /.ero. weather, the  .month of . Jilarch we find bringing  . good wcatliSr, the days are getting  to bCjOf a better 'length and for the  past week every day has been bright  and clear. In eastern Canada or the  United States, along the Atlantic  coast, and in. fact all through the  State's and\ Canada except along the  Pacific slope the land'is yet in the  'grip of winter and deaths from freezing are reported nearly every day. ;'���������:"������������������;���������  Ladysinith is particularly well situated. A beautiful sheet of water  for bathing and boating, a fine beach,  good,fishing and good hunting in season in the vicinity. .The soil oi the  -land along; the Island coast is very  prolific when cleared and subdued,  and valuable farms .will soon make  their appearance along the line of the  railway where but small clearings  are now seen.; With the change of  .-ownership; in. , the railway and with  the certain    assurance that the road  .-will'.'speedily be pushed north, probably to the northern end of the island, conditions ������������������ generally should be  good among the .-residents; ot the Island. One great need in this vicinity is the development of the promising mining claims. There are iria-  j) y'��������� of these which, so far as development     work has gono<*mal*e     a good  ��������� showing,     but have not, yet reached  ������������������the stage of miiies.and will not until more active and extensive work-  lias been done. In many places, as  to the Majubau:- and other properties  lying hack of kViilvfe-tnith, roads and  trails are needed. While t;he_Go}';  ernment is reducing expenditures to  the lowest possible limit the revenue  from Newcastle ' district, as shown  by G overnment receipts is sufficient  to warrant at least . some expenditure in this respect, and it is to be  hoped that the efforts now being  made, by thc Member representing  ill is district will be successful. _^  ^Meantime, there is a long, pleasant season ahead for the people fortunate enough to to live along the  Jslarid coast, and all arc looking forward with interest to see what in  the way of advancement of material  interests will be made during the sea  son.  PAINTING,   PAPER   HANGING-  ETC.  Work done properly and at right  prices. Shop and residence in rear  of Ladysmith  Hotel.  J. E.  SMITH. Prop.  j-v.'ta"''^.     xsiv-r-   s  SYNOPSIS " OF REGULATIONS  FOR DISPOSAL OD MINERALS  ON DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORTES AND THE YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coa.1���������Coal lands may be purchased  at $10 per acre for soft coal and $20  for  anthracite.    Not  more  than  320  acres can be acquired by one individual  or company. Royalty  at  lhc rate  of ten cents per  2,000   pounds shall  be collected  on the gross output.  Quartz���������Persons   of   eighteen   years  and over  and   joint  stock companies  holding  free miners'   certificates  may  obtain 'entry  for a mining location.  A free n.>_<*i's certificate is granted  for one or more years, not exceeding  ' five years, upon payment in advance  $7.50 per annum for an individual,  and from $50 to $100 per annum for  a company.according   to   capital.  A   free  ���������  miner,   having  discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1 500x1,500  feet  by  marking out the  same with   two  legal   posts,  hearing  location notices, one at each end   on  the one of the lode or vein.  Thc claim shall be recorded within  fifteen     days if located within    ten  miles of a mining recorder's office, ona  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  the;mining recorder in lieu thereof.  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made,'and upon complying with  othPr requirements, purchase tho land  at $1.00 an acre.  ;   Permission may be granted by the  Minister   of . the Interior  to   locate  claims!containing iron and mica, also  copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  area not exceeding 160 acres.  The     patent for  a mining location  shall provide for the payment   of   a  Royalty  of 21  per cent,  of thc sales  of the products of the location.  Placer     Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T.,  excepting  thc  Yukon Territory���������Placer  mining claims geneially  are-,100 square, entiy fee,  $5, renewable yearly.    On  thc North Saskatchewan River claims are either bar  or  bench,   the  former  being 100    feet  long and extending between high and  low water  mark.   The  latter  includes  bar diggings, but extends back to thc  base of the hill  or bank, but not   exceeding 1,000 feet.   Where steam power is used claims 200 feet wide   may  be obtained.  Dredging in the rivers of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting the Yukon  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of fi\c miles each for  a term of twenty years, lenewable in  the discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined to the  su/bmerged ' bed  or  Dars  of the, rivet  below low  water mark,  and  subject  to the rights of all peisons who have,  or who may recene, entries for bar  diggings or  bench claims, except on  the Saskatchewan   River,'where   the  lessee may dregde to high water marto  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 peison  or  company    has'  obtained  more than one lease        one  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction  is sufficient.   Reilal, p,$10     per  annum ."for'each mile of river leased.  Royalty, at the iate of 2A  per   cent.  collected  on  the  output after, it   exceeds $10,000.  Dredging .in thc Yukon Territory-  Six leases of fi\c miles each may he  granted to al'iec miner for a term of  twenty- years, also renewable.  The lessec-s right is confined to the  submerged bed or bars in the river  below low water mark, that boundary to be fixed by its position on the  lsttiay of August in the year of the  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two yeais from the  date oi the lease, and one diedge for  each live miles within six years from  uch date! Rental, $100 per mile for  the first year and $10 per mile for  ���������acli subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer  mining.  Placer Mining in thc Yukon Territory���������Creek, gulch, ri\er and bill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet in  ;eneral direction of the creek or gulch  length, measured on the base line or  the width being from 1,000 to 2,000  feet. All  other placer claims shall be  50   feet squaie.  The discoveier of a new mine is entitled to a claim of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists of  two, 1,500 feet altogether, on the out  put of which no loyalty shall be  chargen, the lest of the party ordinary   claims  only.  Entry fee, $10. Royalty at ilie rate  of two and one-half per cent, on the  value of the gold shipped fiom the  Yukon Territory to be paid to the  Comptroller.  No free miner shall receive a grant  of more than one mining claim      on  eaeh separate river, cicek or  gulch,  but the same miner may hold     any  number of claims by purchase,     and  free miners may work their claims in  partnership by filing notice and paying a fee  of $2.00.    A claim may    be  abandoned  and  another obtained     on  the same creek, gulch or river by giving notice and  paying a fee.  Work  must be done on a claim each  year to the v-alue of at least $200.  A certificate that work has      been  done must  be ������������������-bl-iinc'd  each year;     if  not, the claim   .i:A\ he deemed to   be  abandoned,   and     open   to occupation  and entry by a lice miner.  The boundaries  of a claim  may   be  defined  absolutely by having  a survey  made  and publishing  notices   in    the  Yukon official   Gazette.  Petroleum���������All   unappropriated   Dominion  lands  in Manitoba, the North-  wtsi   Territories, and within thc Yukon  Territory   are open to   prosepct-  ins  for  petroleum,  and  the Minister  iii.-sy reserve for an individual or company   having  machinery   on   the   land  to   bo prospected, an area of 0<10  acres.  Should thc prospector discover oil  in paying quantities, and satisfactorily establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding fi-lfl acres, including the  oil well and such other land as may  be determined, will he sold to the discoverer 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, 1901.  .      . W. CORY  Deputy Minister of  the Interior.  HENRYS NURSFRIES  NEW CROP-  Mome Grown te   Imported  GARDEN,     FIELD     and FLOWER  SEEDS.  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.     Catalogue free.  3010 Westminster Road, Vancouver.  W. G. Fraser  Merchant   Tailor,  (ist Avenue)  Fall Stock Just Arrived. Call early  and j^et your pick of the largest andbest  stocl: in town.  LADYSMITH AERIE  NO. 686, F.  ���������H  O. E. :���������: :���������: :���������:  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  drd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. Worthy  President, B Forcimmer; .. Worthy  Secretary, C. H. RummingB.  BARBER    SHOP   & BATH  ROOMS  The  ESPLANADE    between the  Grand aud Abbottsford,  William Powers, Prop.  NOTICE.  Persons found using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  HUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith, B.C.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner Qranville and Hastings  streets   Telephone, 1-4.  F. McB.   YOUNG  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR. . ..  Esquimalt  & Nanaimo Railway  Time Table No. 63,  For those who travel via  Nertkbouad  Leave  TAKING EFPeJCT WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5TH.  Sat. Sua. Soutbb'd  and  Wed  P.  \  Overlands.  Daily  2  Nanaimo  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  Ist Ave,     Ladysmitli  Passengers can leave Victoria     at  8 p.m. er 11 p.m., and connect , at  Ladysmith Seattie witk th������ Fast Mail, leaving  at 8..  a. rn.., the     Flyer leaving at  8 p. in.  Entire new equipment oa each train  (Through    Palace     Sleepers,     Diners  (meals a la carte), Tourist and First-  Class Day Coaches.  For sleeper     reservations,  folders,  rates aad all information call on or  addie&s "    ���������  S. G. YERKES K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., V5 Government st  Seattle.*Wash. Victoria, B.C.  The Ladysmitli  Opera House  Can be secured for Theatrical purposes, Dancing Parties, or Entertainments geneially.  D  NICriOl-SON, Prop  E5QUIHALT & NANAIflO  RAILWAY CO.  Charlie Don  ���������any  MERCHANT TAILOR7,  Charles Ih-nn,  of the above firm, v isits Ladysmith every ^ to^  -      ���������.i      cn������ mr  cumi/ineis    personally.    i"������y  mu nose of taking measurements and     seeni', cuM.-mv.ih    i :  be seeri at th. Hotels.    We guarantee all  slock and a perfect nt at  lowest possible rates.     Hand made    suits .��������� ������������������.*..*^ ' P-  19  Store Street,  Corner  Connor ant sluil, A It lOKiA, h  the  C.  HAY, 0AT5, MILL FEEDS  SHIPMENTS DIRECT FROM VICTORIA.      VANCOUVER    OR     THE  v.-  Daily, except Sunday, between Nanaimo and Vancouver, leaving Nanaimo ai 7 a.m., and Vancouver   after  arrival of     C.P.R. train 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.  Victoria   Shawnigan, Lake  Duneaas     Ladysmith   Naaaimo   Ar.  Wellington  Arrive  M. P. M.  , 3:00 7:0*  .. 4.29 S:10  *:()��������� 6:08  . 5:52 ..���������������  .- 6.42 8:15  6:55 de 8:01  Soutfcbeuad Northbound ���������  Daily Arrive   Leave  A.M.   p. M.  ..:     0:9012:96  Victaria        .. 10:2019:46 Shawaigaa Lake  .... ,._..  ..  11:9910:92 Duncan    .*.  ..  11:57  9:19 Ladysmith    '..'  12:40  8:20 Naaaimo    .    12:53 Lt 3:90 Ar Wellington  " '���������     THROUGH TICKETS TO CROFTON:  Via WesthelM. Sta^e.leaves daily except Sundays, coaaecting with Nortfc  aad South hound trains. Double stage service Wednesdays kad Satnrdays  connecting with .__ere__g and,', af tern oob trains.   Face from Victoria, Single $2.46.    Return, $3.60.  * THROUGH.TIC.KETF VICTORIA TO ALBERNI.  Stage leaves Nanaimo Tuesdays  and Fridays on arrival qf train from  Victoria., .Fare from'Victoria,/single $5.20f    Return $965.  Excursion rates in effect to all points, good going Saturday and Sunday, returning not "later than, Mondday.  .    ' . GEO). L. COURTENAY.  Traffic Manager.  THE TYEE COPPER GO., Ltd.     |  PURCHASERS AN* SMELTERS OF COPPER, OOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. Q.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  1  | CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  I  General Manager.  THOS. KIDDIE.  Smelter Manager.  r  i  !  . ���������������������������-  >0ti^-1dc9#&1mmV*k+i*9y^^  "   " W. SILER.'  GENLKAL LXPRE8S MD  DELIVERY  WORK PROMPTLY Do- ���������<���������  Leave orders at the Abbotiford."  GEORGEYUEN  Merchant Tailor  All kinds of clothing cleaned and  ��������� epaired.  BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and making to order   a  speciality.  TH3 HAS MCEWAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  DESIGNS  TRADE-MARKS   ,  AND COPYRIGHTS  FRASER RIVER.  WRITE US FOR QUOTATIONS.  Brackman������Ker  Milling; Co., Ltd^  _-   i     JJ _-.*Tii^a==!r=*~ ���������"  *'���������  LIVERY, BOARDING AND  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS WORK   A  SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  PHONE 66 LADYSMITH  /Iv  ft  *  -���������-*-��������� r-i T - W ������ T W V t  PATENTS -WaiVed  ADVICE AS TO PATENTABILITY  ��������� Notice in "Inventive Age "  ��������� Book "How to obtain Patents"   Charges moderate. No fee till patent is secured.  Letters strictly confidential.   Address,  ' E. G. SIGGERS, P-lor-i Lawyer, Washlnflton, D. C  FREE  VV. -luNsrit, Secretary. Johv VV. Couj ti,  In  '���������Telephone^..  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co -Ltd.  MILLS   AT  FIDDICK  AND  LADY SMITH-Shingles a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers     of���������  Rou������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.  IHE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  Willi  VVFIICJ-I  IS AMALGAMATED  The Bank of British Columbia  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  $8,700,000  .    3,500,000  ..91,000,000  Central  Manager.  Ca.pita.1 Paid up ���������    ���������r ������������������������������������-   Real '.������������������'���������   AggregaU  resources  axcee ding   Hon. Goo. A. Cox, President B.   E.   Walker,  l LONDON  OFFICE,   CO  LO MBARI)  ST,   E.   C,  ! The Bank has 109 Branches well g in British Columbia and the Yukon  and elsewtieri*, including lhe folio vin distributed throughout the Dominion  Territory '" ������-*���������������_  ATI.IN  GRERNWOOD  NANAIMO  CR ���������. v-.BKOO?*.  DAVVHON  NEW YORK  VANCOUVER  "       EAST END  KAMl.OOPS NEL������ON VICTORIA  LADYSMITH N. WESTMINSTER       WHITE   HORSE  Branchee in the United State**  SAN FRANCISCO      PORTLAND      SEATTLE     SKAGWAY  Every description of banking business transacted.   Letters of credit on  any part of lbs wprW.. '-���������*~-  Savings Bank Department    '  Deposits of one dollar CI.0O) aud up wards received anil interest allowed at  current     rates.     Depositors are su bjeeted to no delay in depositing   or  withdrawing funds.         -��������� j  LADYSMITH BRANCH - W.  A.  CORNWALL,  Manager, j  World!  Don't be satisfied to work'^  along in the same old way  for low wages. We can  help yon carve out a successful career. Thousands  have increased their salaries  by following our plan. We  can train you in spare time,  and ! at small cost, for any  of the following1 positions:  Mechanical, Electrical, Steam, Cl.ll, or  Mining Engineer;' Electrician';- Surveyor;  Architect; DraMsman; Bookkeeper; Stenographer ; Teacher;". Sho*Cara Writer;  Window Dresser; or Ad Writer.  Write TODAY, statin* -wlilcli ?9$\'  tion liite������csts ypu, tq  INTERNATIONAL  Correspondence    Schools  Box 799, SCRANTON, PA.  OB CAII. OW OWi UKAt BlfB-M-WTATIY-l  LAD/S;niTH   BAKERY  ON THE ESPLANABE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED ANB FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER L������AF  Crafectfonarf otiall kiads.  OrdMB iakMjor Pastxiw to be delivered at any time. -;"  Peaetefia Ladysniitk Esplanade  ���������Selena e fane di priaaa qualita  -empre Iresce Paae .cinque soldi  1'ubo.  ������rdini. distribuiti qua! unque parte  del pace.  REDUCTION IN PRICES IT  Best accommodation for transient  and permanent boarders and lodgers.  GRAND    HOTEL  This new Hotel lias been cornforl-  abljr furnished arid the bar i.s up-to-  date. Rales 1100 a* day and upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Piop.  Esplanade :���������: :���������: :���������: :������������������: Ladysmitk  EUROPE HOTEL  J. GIAQHElte, Prep.  Newly    furnished,   everything   the  best, finely stocked ear.      Transient  rate, $1.90 per day.    Monthly   rate,  (23.t)0.  First Avenue . . . Ladysinith. D. C.  J.<J.iLjTi-OiftlAS'   S.ORK  ON HIGH STREET.  Everybody in Ladysmith knows w������  carry a first class, line of goods.  we must reduce eur stock ���������������������������  ���������f Men's aiM* Boy's "cloth *������������������  log at once. . Sanferd's ���������������������������  clothing is well known. We ��������������������������� ���������  will .give. 25 per cent eff.~ *���������*  ��������������������������� on regular, rates unti, fur- ���������������������������;  ���������������������������n ther notice ,. *������������������  CALL AND, SEE US.  We carry.STRAUSS' OVERALLS  hand made, guaranteed, and the celebrated BIG,    HORN OVERALL on  sale. '-  AT THOMAS'     STORE. ;-  ������������������*  THE JONES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Bay.  Geoff Table, Good Bed and Good Bat  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  Dr- W. J. Quinlan  DENTIST  Steveni Block, Ladyimith, B. C.  Dentistry in all its branches; every new  appliance.  RATES $..��������������� FEtK DAT  S AM Pr,!* ROOMS  BARSSUrPUHD WITH BE*  WINES, LIQUORS. CIGAR*  Best accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and fiihing in near vicinity.  'A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  tssxsxsxxsxxssx%%s%^s%%%^  DAY SCHOOL  Usual subjects taught; also languages, drawing in pencil and cray-  f*ii*3, paint ng in oils apd water colors, pianoforte and vocal legson^giT-  en in classes or individually.  MISS  BERTRAM,  Ladysmith, B. C.  Seattle's Great  Papers  fHB  DAILY  SUNDAY  TWICE A WEEH  1,1."  THE  POST-  INTELLIGENCER  Sample Copies Free  Write for One  Daily Pest-lsttcMgcncer, f? tc 30 Pales  Publishes : the fullest telegraphlo  7C / news, from all parte of the world.  C J V All the state and local news.    Dolly  and Sunday edition, 75c per month.  Sunday Post-lniellljeiicer, 40 to 56 Pages  The largest and most complete Smv  day paper north of San Frandtoa  Special departments of literature,  of fashion, of women's news. Sun-  day: edition, ?2.00 per year.  ��������� Week Post-lntellljencer  All the news of the week in concise,  detailed form. THE TWMC'E A  WEEK EDITION IS THE UT.&T  TWICE A' WEEK PAPEB PUBLISHED ON THE PAOLETO OOAST.  Write for sample copy and t>������ convinced.    Subscription   prioe,   ^LOO  per year.   '-'"'"..'���������'.  -������������������^���������     -'*  All Postmasters Will Take Subscriptions  POST-JNTJ-LLieSNCEa CO,, Seattle, Wash.  S. P.; WESTON, Business Manager.'  $2  Twice  SI  3 <d .'--  _-���������i  MH-k_.a  -      "���������������  )/r;j.'.i iirciR  A VERSATILE PEER.  Lord    Ellesmere of  England,      already a well known writer ,under his  pen name      of   "Charles   Granville,"  has just issued  his first novel hearing     his   full  title.  He  is  a notable  figure  in racing  circles,   being     the  owner  of  Hampton,   the sire of  five  Deeby   winners.    Though   the  owner  of some oTThe finest racing stables ���������  in England, Lord Ellesmere has never made a bet, '   He created a sensa  tion  bya special  breed of white pigs.  He- once gave a thousand guineas for  a fighting game-cock,  and  he is    thc  owner  of  the  finest  private  picture  gallery      in     London,     Bridgewater  House   boasting   four   Raphaels,   fifteen  Teniers,   Titian's   "Three  Ages  of Man,"  and  Vandyke's .only     attempt   to  paint   "The   Virgin      and  Child."'  ���������___���������*���������������*���������  OF INTERRST TO WOMEN.  "What      do   you   think  of  all   this  ���������    talk, about  d:. ,>;  f ,r   the  music drama?" '  "Isn't     it  silly.    Chicago  people  seem never to/be sure, of their dress."  In   Europe���������France  and   Italy  I refer-  to������������������one never sees  low-cut gowns at  the. theatres.   At the opera of course  it is  very different,  and  nothing but  ' dccolettc is   worn,   but at  the  theatre     almost ne\er.   So many Chica  go ������������������ women,  too, wear heavy cloth  gowns,  going to the "other  extreme.  Now,   common  sense  would  prompt  ���������one that,"with tlie lights and   'the  warmth of     the    thcatics,  a   light1  colored gown of thin material is fai  -the most comfortable both  to weai  and to  look upon  'is not statech Landing parties were  sent ashore" and search made for the  unfortunate, who wa;s thought to  ha*.e been marooned there, hut no  trace of him was found.  It had not been intended when the  cruiser    left, Esquimau for the south  that she     would not return.     After  her  unsuccessful     trip to  Albemarle  island     the vessel    proceeded to Co-  ^uimbo,    Chili.     During    the North  Sea outrage the Flora had orders to  prepare for emergencies, and Sunday  was    spent-in coaling and provision-  ng ship,   ^showing how, oven in distant   waters/   every ship was ready.  On November 4     the_ Flora, whilst  carrying     out   target     practice, received the    telegram ordering her to  lelurn to   England immediately, and  in less     than 36 hours she '  left Co-  quirnbo     amidst    the   cheers of the  Jhilian   man-of-war   and the strains  of the   band playing " Rolling Home  Lo Dear Old England.  "  After   experiencing   some bad wca- I  ther,    -the Straits of Magellan  reached and fi\e days later the Flor  anchored    in " Port     Famine for the  .light.        The   only ports    called at  .verc Montevideo and St. Vincent, at  hoth oi which the stay was only suf-  ":.:'.:  'a j";'; the bunkers.       Flymoth  .as j cached*  on December 9, after a  -ccord.   run home, averaging over 14  \no1s. -without a    single break down.  Dui ng    thc whole* commission the  engines kept in perfect order, in spite  of having steamed some -10,000 miles.  Orr January, 16 the Flora paid .off af  j   THE WEEKLY FREE PRESS.  The Weekly Free Press, Winnipeg,  is the oldest established aud the lead  ing weekly of Western Canada. It  presents thc world's news to Western readers almost one week in advance of Eastern   Canadian weeklies,  and the reader of tbe Weekly   Free  Press can rely upon getting all the  news.     The Weekly Free Press ,poss- ;  esses    attractive    special    features   ficienfc  which are not to be found in     any   of us.'  other Western Canadian weekly.  For;    When   she saw the nii������ nf      /  example,  the subscriber to the Week- !re(lllire(l     ,     '  , ^ ,Ule 0f nutme-s  ly Free Press can apply through   the   ���������f1^'    lo make   ft pound she was  "Legal  Enquiry Department,"     free    astonished.     but she  of charge, for information concerning J  all questions of law, and the information is   not  only  promptly  given,  but it comes as an opinion from the  highest legal  talent.  If a reader    of the Weekly      Free  Press requires advice on the subject  LONG ON NUTMEGS.  A young housekeeper went to a  grocery to order some supplies. It  was her first experience, and she  J..new nothing about the usual  .���������-au-ities. On her list she found  the item    "nutmegs."  "Nutmegs, yes,  ma'am.     How many   please? ."  Oh, I Hunk one pound will be s,_f  You see there are oniy two  was also game.  The Kings Hotel is the only place  in  Ladysmith    tkat has  on  draught !gj  John Labatt's India Pale Ale.   Call I*  around and sample it.  I H.O. MILES  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING  of  all  kinds  promptly  attended to.    Shop on Gatacre    st.  '1  PITHER & LEISER  of his cattle, his horses or live stock  dure?  AS TO SCRIBLET'S FAME.  ,  "Scriblet has turned out a quantity   Of     Stuff   \, ill;   his   pe|lj   bui   has   he  ever written     ���������, ything that will en-  Importers and wholesale dealers In WINES, LIQUORS   cm_w������a  ETC.     Large stock always-All    the leading ^nds.    ^ Mu^ly^L  principal   hotels and Saloons in Ladysmith. VY     *  ORDERS SOLICITED.  I PITHER & LEISER, VICTORIA, B. C.  B____BH__KH__H__a__Bi  i wea- i   .  were |of a  Flor, P*0"  . _ .i    'of cl  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 Sur-  for the purpose of replying free  charge,to enquiries from its sub.  scribeis.  ' Foster's  weather  forecasts   ippear  regularly and" exclusively in the Free  Press, and many readers of the Free  Press have  acknowledged  that   this  feature alone is  worth  the subscription price of the paper.  The Weekly Free Press is ������, rer  which ought to be found in tvery  farmhouse in Western Canada.  "' lhi"i* he h.-.s. I haVe several  ������' ''is promissory notes in my possession which I expect to hand down  to posterity just as he gave them to  me  - When wc held the first .few meet-1 -cr a ."record "' commission���������record  ings of the Twentieth Century Club, -.like in gunnery, steaming and sports  do you know,  the women would in'      ���������-������������������-----    "    -���������-������������������*���������    ���������-      ���������   -----  4 sist upon wearing, their hats into thc  . drawing room. Even-after we rc-  ; quested thai they be removed in  r .future, some would sneek in and lake  .- seats, wearing their hats. You will  * see them occasionally even now- at  :' evening receptions, their heads cov-  : cred."���������Chicago  inter  Ocean.  * Women who go in deeply for .sarri-  * tation and hygiene in  the home are  .- adding annealed glass  bath  tubs    to  . *  the. equipment of "their bathroom. Of  . ; German make,   - the tubs' are. rather  . more  expensive   than   the  porcelain {vote,     ������������������,   ...  I tubs, until recently looked upon'  as I young    woman  the height of luxury. It is said    for  >.   them      that thc glass  tubs are mil  "f crobe jiroof,   a fact   that  will     find.  \  favor Tn  the eyes of the ulIra-parti-  -, cuiar housekeepers.    Because  of   thc  ;  smooth surface and because there are  ,_  no cracks  or  crevices, ' the microbes  < it seems,  can  find no lodgment.   In  , all :truth,  they  can hardly   be said  ;  to  present  quite   the  same  appcar-  '. ance of freshness' which  so  strongly  ' recommends      those -made  of  parce-  * Iran.���������Chicago News. ,     ,  -o-  jf all " sorts. - The (defaulters' sheet  was also very small owing to the  Flora being-   a happy ship.  . . O '��������� - L-   ,  HAD" NO INFLUENCE  During a municipal election held -in  Fifcshire a young woman who was  canvassing on behalf of one of the  candidates called at a working-man's  house,, the door of which was opened  by the good wife.  "I have called to solicit,your vote  on behalf of-Mr.'W. "said the young  woman. -- ,  Uut    its     not     me has got the  its     ma man.    "  replied the  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  -IR. SIMPSON.  Solicitor,  Etc.  Money   to  Loan  1st Aven e      -    -   . UDYSMITh  Ladysmith Temple No.. 5 R&thbone  I Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's hall  2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7.30 p. m.  Mrs. Kate Tate, secretary.  WARDS MfAT   MARKET  Trade Marks  Designs  .... Copyrights Ac.  -Anyone sending a sketch and description may  quickly ascertain our opinio.l free whether un  Invention is probably patentable. Communications BtrietlycontiUential. Handbook on Patents  lent free. Oldest ecency for eccurint; patents.  Patents taken through Jlniui & Co. receive  ipecial notice, without chargo. In tbe  Scientific Jlmeticait  A handsomely illustrated weekly. T.nrncst circulation of any acloiitillc Journal. Terms, $:i a  yei.r: four monfb3. (1. Sold by all newsdealers.  MUNN & Co.36,Broadwa'' New YorS  rtri'inh OtTlfC. (HS w SI- Washington-. I>. fi  ON ROBERTS STREET.  Only First Class Meats are  plied g_r Customers.  We will treat you right.  sup-  WANTED-House to rent. One situated near Ledger office preferred.  Apply "K" Ledger office. 2t  " Yes, " said' the woman, "but  you can     influence him.  "  "Me influence him! "said the good  wife. "1 hae nae influence wij him.  Only - this morning, I askit him to  wash the - floor before he went out  and he   "would nae-do it. " .  ���������o -'  In a drinking resort in    Vancouver  last -week 'two fellows were having a  "high   old   lime"   conversing  on   every    .topic.that happened to strike  their straw castles of fancy.  FLORA'S TRIP IIOME.      . "I  tell  you,"'said  the fellow with  On her    way home from Esujuimalt   tlie bustling     hair,  "the man who  the* cruiser    Flora had a commission |says wc ought to live to he a hurr-  to fulfil.       The warship was to call  at a lone    Island in "the South Pacific, where    a, British subject was al-  TICKET   OFFICE  and  Yates S^**.,  Cor.  Government  Victpria, B. C-  . leged to have been marooned. The  * Flora ic't Esquimau, ncter to re-  1 -turn ou September 20th, and after  - fifteen days at sea, when Jerry, tbe  ��������� ' British Columbia bear, which was  ; . the pet of the lower- deck, died of  ', sea-sickness,     the     Flora arrive*! at  ��������� ���������-.- c Acapulco for coat. One of .tli3-200  .1 ton     lighters from whicli she cpaled  ;.,'., capsized alongside,; but was "raised  ::  by the divers -of the crew.  "  ���������Ai Then .the Flora started on ���������-her- niis-  ; sion of   rescue.;     , She'^proceededIto  ; '��������� A'lbemarle     Island,  an .  uninhabited  A spot in the Galapagos group, which  ,. the Equator passes. The orders re-  " ceived by     Captain Caspar J, Baker  ������������������-���������  were to look for a missing man who  was supposed to have been' placed on  died' years old is right. Look atr  the horse.- It takes' a horse four  years to get its growth, and it lives to be 20. It takes a man twenty  years to get his growth, and hy the  same ratio he ought to live to be a  1U0. There are lots of things we can  learn  from analogy."  "1' don't knpw but you're right,"  said      his  companion,  as  he  toyed  .with  the-spoon in hiss-glass.    --For  instance, there is the flea.  Ii). jumps'  3  Three  Transcontinental  Trains Daily  3  Are You  doing East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the  1  of  Job  Printing  Done Promptly and  WELL  At  the  LEDGER  Office  On 1st  Avenue  Union  Brewing  NANAIMO,   B. C.  flanufacturers of the  -In British Columbia  Lager Beer and  Porter Guaranteed Brewed  from the;Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  fThe Union Brewing Company will pay  $i0 reward for information  which will lead to*the arrest and|conyiction      any person or persona  destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or failing to re-  t������      turn the same. ,   c  Miners1 Drilling Machines,  Madeto'orde/and Repaired at short notice.     Drill Sharprned ly  ap  alwayegives satisfaction. _  Picks handled and repaired.  Shipsrriittiing  in all it������  Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -    -    -   - Ladysmith, b. C  All  Work   Done at  [Reasonable   Rates  One of which is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date' Pullman and Tpurist  sleepers oil all trains. Through tickets issued to ell paints East and  South, also Pullman tickets issued  ami berths- reserved. -.-....  'Only  direct  route  to  Yellowstone  Park.    Cheap rates from all points  thirteen   _: h'undrcd    : times ;1ts 'own'   _  length, There is no ..reason therefore,   East/ froin Majrc|i 1st to May loth,  why a man six feet high, should pot  be  able  to jump-���������let' pie see*-7,800  feet,  or a mile- arid a half,  at      one  The only line now making UNION  DEPOT connections at ST. PAUL  and MINNEAPOLIS wit* the  through trains from tlie Pacific  Coast.  THE     SHORTEST -LINE, THE  FINEST  TRAINS,   THE   LOWEST  RATES,  THE FASTEST TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   PAUL,'  CHICAGO,    OMAHA  *������  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  ������r ssssfs Tul ::>ockie������- *��������������� will gET the _������- v you ���������������? fEOm ds.  the island by foul play.     The mean's [gone  leap. Yes,: we .can learn a great  many curious things from analogy."  But just at this point the man  with the bristling hair remembered  he had an engagement, and he    was  ���������������.,.._      ,     . ��������� KANSAS CITY,  Steamship  tickets on ; sale to    all .and ALL POINTS EAST.  European  points. .     Very   low rates!   For complete information ask your  now in effect,"  Cabin accommodation .local agent or write  *��������� of work in the CARPENTER  ** Line ������������������  ** C.   B.   ROBELEE,   Carpenter ������������������  ���������* and Joiner,      2nd ave, Lady- *���������  ���������* smith,   B.  C. ������������������  ���������     ������������������-���������     ������������������     ���������     ���������     *     a    *     ������    ,  PAN NELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS  BLOCK,  GATACRE   STREET,  LADYSrllTH, B  reserved by wire.  For further particulars call at the  oin or phone No. 456.  A, D1 CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A.,  N.P., General Ag������nt  Portland, Ore. Victoria, B.C  F. W. PARKER  General   Agent,  151 .YuBler way.  Seattle.  LADYSMITH WALL PAPER  DEPOT.  Dealers in  WALL     PAPERS, PAINTS,  OILS,  VARNISHES,  Plain and Fancy  Glass  Pictures, Frames.  Harry Kay  ���������"j-.������������������������  5t���������"  Western flade For Western flen  UNION  MADE  SHIRTS  OVERALLS  Etc,  SOLD AT  HORN  BRAND  flEElSTCRED  LEADINQ  STORES IN  LADYSMITH  I Delivered in Any Part of tli City  EveryAfternoon  Thc Daily Ledger!  SO Cents  per   Month 1  ��������� ^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^6r*t������^������)}{������M*������^������^  These goods are sold wholesale a   nd retail for 2.5 per cent. i__s than any imported goods of like quality.  GIVE  THE   BIG   HORN  BRAND  A   TRIAL.     TIIE GOODS ARE MADE IN VICTORIA  AND BY   WHITE  LABOR ONLY.    EVERY GARMEN     T IS WELL MADE OF GOOD MATERIAL AND IS SOLD AS CHEAP  ...  ..- '     . . .      . AS THE CHEAPEST.  LARD  H. W. SAUSAGE  (THE ONLY   KIND)  BLACK PUDDING  H.&W.  FIRST AVENUE.   BUTCHERS  ���������*��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������+���������+������������������9���������������������������������������������9������������������������������������������������^>  1*  LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. * t  1 n__i - ���������  _^       "^^^^^^~~ _w  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE   MOVED  PROMPTLYA.ND SAFELY  Stables tsTrear of I,ad3-sui*th Hotel.   Leave orders at the 'Abbottsford.  WILLIAMS   AND   WASKETT  ������������������������������������ ������������������������������������;���������.��������������������������������������������������������������� ���������>���������>���������>��������� -  SANITAS  The Washable Wall Covering���������a pplied to tne walls like wallpaper,  and can be washed with soap and water as easily as yon 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 be    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.  gatiWMumwK  UJH'il^'WVay?" ���������M^-l  l/n\cW]TH    DAILY   LKDOKR  32  -TFaa*  LOCAL ITEM,  A SNAP���������.n. good. English 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 Abhotsford Hote.  *������������������������*��������� m������tHM-mr mu r n   ii ulihipwiwi i_ ���������   i  ii-in hi _iii-hii 11-~   ��������� _���������������.(���������_  Miss Grace Ivey returned from Vic  torra todav.  Mr.   C.  Walters  was  in'  yesterday    afternoon.  Mr. Russell Simpson  from N'anaimo on this  (rain.  Nanaimo  came bade  morn in it's  A number of Ladysmith's young  ladies and gentlemen went, up to Extension last evening to a dance given at that place. They all spent a  very enjoyable time  The railway superintendent's car.  was brought over i'ro|m Vancou*. cr  List night and was taKen up lo Nanaimo at noon loday. Tlie cm- lias a  \ery quiet appearance, but the inter -  ior is fitted up with c\ery convenience. It contains a t-omfoi table sit-  1ing compartinenij, a sieoping cliam-  her, and nicely fitted up kitchen.   o   LOST.  A twcnly dollar bill was lost, yesterday afternoon on First avenue between the Pol Hand aad Ladysmilh  hotels, or on Ihe road leading to the  smeller from the Portland hotel If  Jioiier will uetiirn the same to Mr.  T. Wnilc at the Ladysmith hotel lie  will be. re wauled.   o   &OLDIEAS' LIFE  NOT ALL SUNSHINE  The following interesting article  on "Soldiers' Training," was very  Mildly written for Thc Ledger by a  member of the Sapper's Corps, who  is visiting friends in  this cily:  FOR ARMY SERVICE.  Age limit, 18���������2G. Free from any  physical defects, such as rupture, defective teeth, have free use of all  limbs and all joints.  IIIS NUMBER.  Immediately after enlistment, the  recmit is given a number whicli .s  retained by him during the whole of  his military career. He then draws  his military clothing which is marked with the number designated to  him.  INSTRUCTED  IN  DRILL.  lie is then taken in hand by the  dull instructor, who shows liim how  and where to place his feet. This  preliminary practice last.s for about  six weeks.  GYMNASTICS.  II.NNNAY-I'.LAIR.  Mr.  Ulaii,  S'llli(l)  toria,  day.  Williams,  vi   iiiends  rnr-et  them  will  witnc,  Gjorge Hannay and i\Iiss  Ellen  now   Mrs.   I-fiinnay,   lelt   Laih-  on-Tlie morning   train  for   Vic-  wlicie'Ihey  were  miiined   felt      is   expected   that   Messrs.  Ilawthoinlliwaite and   otli-  of   I lie. happy couple   will  at   (lie capital city       and  is the ceremony-    Air    anil  .Mrs.  Hannay  uill,  after a short st.n  in   Victoria,   lcuiin   and   make   then  Irkiiic     at the 1'ilot Hotel  m  I.aily-  'Miiith.  The bride  is  a (laugh I or  of  Aldei-  man /.lair, and the second one of his  daughler:-,  marricii   within  a week. Mi  ���������ind Mrs.  Ilaiinay's tnenils wish I hem  Jong lives and prosperity.  CARD  Air. Win. lletine desiies to-thank  the people who so kindly contributed  1'iwards the burin! of his little son,  and for sympathy extended to himself and his family in the time of  their bereavement.  Cosmopolitan,  Knight's.  Strand for March at  All Story Magazine, Smith's and  Tom Watson's Magazine for April,  at Knight's.  Collier Meteor will complete  l-iad-  ing and  leave  today.  ���������   *   ���������  ���������   Steamer Cascade was in this moi-  ning for bunker  coal.  *   -   *  Hulk Japan \\ ill probably complete  coaling  and  leave   today  in  tow  of  the Albion for Comox.   o   ACCIDENT AT SMELTER.  An accident that might have result  ed most seriously occurred at     the  smelter   works   yesterday   afternoon.  -John   Ward,   a painter,   was   ascending  by  the  aid  of  a single rope    to  the top of the engine room chimney-  stack lo"paint the same.     lie     had  got nearly  to. tho top,  about 28 feet  from   the  rouf of   the  building,   when  in  the act of raising one hand  above  the   other   to   pull   himself   Furtherup  thc  .stack,   be  lost  his  grip  of      the  rope.    He  immediately  began   to slip  'down   the  rope,   unable   to  regain sufficient grip  io stop   himself.   In spite  of the. pain  lie. bad   (lie  presence      of  mind   not   to   let   go  of   tlie    rope entirely,   and   slid   af  a, rapid  pace      to  ��������� the. roof of the engine room, the rone  burning  through  ihe flesh io thobon-  of  his   fingers-in   bis   rapid   descent',.  T-'fad he have taken his   hands        u:"i  i.hc  rope   be.  would   probably _     luue  been  dashed   to   pieces,     lie   Yiiiavy'l  1,o clamber   to   the ground  fro-n    the  roof of. the building, afler which     ne  sought   medical   a.t tendance   Mid   had  his   injuries   dressed.  Having assumed more the proportions 6f a Hercules, he is then placed under the care of the gymnastic  instructor, who pays great attention  to each individual under his care,  especially ii his charge is dull or rc-  [fractory. The recruit is kept on  Ibis training and battalion drills,  'and similar evolutions for a period  of four months, when he is brought  before liis Commanding Officer whom  he has to satisfy as icgard's ) his  smartness at drill and in oral tests  concerning tho, use of the rifle in  tide dull* carrying into practice the  various rules and exercises taught,  him on ihe ''square.-' (i.e., drill  grounds.)  The recruit again has to satisfy  liis Commanding Ollicer before he is  gr-anted aceitiiicate or proficiency :n  musketry and allowed to follow on  to the tiain ing of a Sapper  Having passed these tests he selects the branch of engineering service which he considers would be  nui-,1, advantageous lo him and  would allord him the best prospects  ,\f promotion, etc., which selection  i-; usually deteimined by his trade  oi profession.  HE IS WISE.  Hy this time, the soldier is usually under Ilie impi ession that be is  "an old sweat." However, the harn  est part of bis (raining has yet to  be accomplished, he is placed under  an instructor of field works, who initiates the soldier in the uses and  mysteries of (he pick and shovel,  field- level tracing tapes, and other  impedimenta necessary in the construction of defence works and offensive death-lraps used in those days,  of scii'iilific warfare. Thc uses ot  various tools are explained to the  reel nil.  DEFENCES.  1. I! rush wood as an agent in construction of defensive works.  2. .Sinking for and filtering of wa-  courage the soldier is to gran*. 1-  vileges of leave and furlough only to  those men of good character so that  army life may either be a _ pleasurable or dreary one, according to the  character of the individual.  REMUNERATION.  Pay varies in accordance with the  qualifications and attainments of the  soldier.  On appointment to a service company, the soldier -has several other  emoluments, such as1 Colonial allow-  ance and other additions provided  for in regulations, in addition to being granted work, pay according to  his efficiency, the latter alone making the pay of a soldier from .1.25 to  $30 a month, this is after all deductions have been made for clubs for  the advancement of sport, etc.,  among the ranks.  FOOTBALL  The following teams will line up to  morrow evening at 5 p. m. for a final practice before the big match  on the 12th inst. '  WATER-RATS  Goal, E. Ninimo; full backs, G.  Simpson, J. Adam; half-hacks, G.  Jackson, .). Hunter,  J. Allsop.  Forwards: R. McMillan, A. Dun-  sire, T. Hirst, A. Simpson, A. Mit-hie.  HILLSIDES  Goal' A. N. Other, lull backs, C.  Hewlett, J. Nimmo; halfbacks, J.  Dunbar,'J. Eno, A. Saunders.       "~  Forwards: J. Sanderson, J. Salmon, T. Leahy, J. Marshall, J. Haworth.  ��������� ���������o ���������  EDUCATIONAL  The following- letter by Win. Law,  aged 12 years, is published just as it  is written by hini ancl without any  correction'  Ladysmith, 13. C, Alarch 7, .  Dear 1'Yed;-  Tlus bright    warm day reminds me  of   the summer holidays.     Last summer we were out camping and had a  good time. As we are going out again  would you come up and join us? Wo  are going to     Slhell Beach this summer, as it is about the best camping  ground.     There is. a very level, gras  sy    spot there,  - where we intend to  pitch our    tent.     Just below this is  the     beach,    all ' covered with nice,  while     shells.   The    water is    quite  deep right up to the     shore, so that  you do not     have to' go out far before you can dive.    We will     have' a  splendid time     hunting, as there arc  tivi'iiirrels     around     there, and ducks  come    almost up to the shore.     The  Hay is called    Oyster Harbor as oyster beds are found jn it.' The Hay is  about five miles long,     and  in some  places is a mile wide.   The harbor is  very deep, so ���������    large ocean steamers  can enter it and eoir.c quite close to  shore.     Ladysmith  is  a pretty place  and you can get splendid views from  the top    of     the hjll.   If you do not  care for     hunting you can go fishing  on the I'ay or down at the creek. Do  not     fail     to come, as-1    am    sure  you  will     enjoy yourself very much.  If you come     be strc you bring your  fishing rod    and line.   You    need not  bring-., your gun,    as I ha\c two, but  if you"   think     you can shoot better  with your own, bring it along-.  Your true friend,  WILLIAM LAW.  Celebrated Linoleum,        u  Beautiful* patterns and  designs in block, tile  and floral effect.  We sell these goods at  Vancouver pricss,  therefore the price  and quality are right.  All our good quality  Linoleums are laid by  ourselves.  Store clcses   at six o'clook every evening except Saturday.  Co.   Ladysmith  mmmmWmmmmmm^a\aWkWk^SS&i^.  NOTICE.  (Dissolution of Partnership.)  Tlie partnership heretofore snbsi'-t-  mg between Chu Ming and Chu Lung  llo, of Extension, B.C., trading i-n-  der the firm name of Wing Lung ' &  Co., has been dissohed.  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.  CHU LUNG  HO.  Dated Extension, B.C., Feb. 29th,  1905.    '  Fishing Tackle  n  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All work guaranteed, and at reason-.  able rates.  High St. Ladysmith  OPEN AT ALL HOURS.  MAY. GRAIN AND  FARM PRODUiE  Orders will be d������liv������red~ a������ywbera  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's, on the  Esplanade.  JAS. WARNJOCK.  MAYOR HOWLAND  DEAD.  Toronto,  Ont.   March 9.���������Ex-Mayor  O.  A.  Howland died last night aged  58  years,    lie was the son of     Str  XV. P. Rowland     and  was a former  member of the legislature for South  Toronto.  Some good Residences For Sale  Call and get particulars.  ncv of the Esquimalt  V7  _*  C. & B. PICKLES  in  QUART STONE JARS  MIXED  CHOWCHOW  CAUr,lPI,0\VKR  l'ICALIUJ  ONIONS  WALNUTS  GIRI-UNS  60G PER JAB  W. T. HEDDLE   CO.  Williams' Slock  'JCiHdyssnU.h.  Particular Grocers.  Telephone l  ter   when   obtained.  :>>.   Construction   of Railways.  'I.   I'l-idging.  fi.    Const ruction   of  obstacles, Laud  mines,   etc.,   likely   to  be   an  meiil   to  the cncm\'s advance. |  fi.    Formulae  u;ovcniiii{j;   the prepar- i  RUSSELL-DAVIS   COMPANY  im; of charges for mines and demolitions, (i.e.) blowinir up of the enemy's railway lines, lines of communication and oilier things of value and help  lo Ihe enemy.  Having again satisfied the Com-  li-.iiiidiii*!; Officer and the Eiigini'ering  Si all' as to efficiency, he is ,io'-;-il  to a service company, i.e.,) a n.i*'  \n-.nv available for nctive service.  DISCIPLINE.  The   authorities  see   Ihat   lhc      .'jr.  v/iiv   1" maintain   discipline   and    -a  ilJ ill  ���������S-i~A  sissS__^______a_R  m  For Crosse CEl-Blackwell's very  choice jMS in glass.  Wild Rose Honey, fresh stock  Evidently thc     Russell-Davis Com-  impedi-'��������� parry    made good ut Cumberland and  Courtney.   Thc      Enterprise,   in    its  last issue says: \  "The     Russell-Davis Co.    left Friday morning for Kamloops after giving two  weeks'      entertainment here  and in Courtenay.     While    here they  gained     the respect of  the     theatre  goers     and    the     general public, by  their  well    merited  performances and  lheir general sociability.     On Tburs- ,  day    evening they put East  Lynn on  and  those present certainly  felt -that  the     performers     did  full justice to j  their     undertaking,      and produced a  wonderful effect on the audience. The  company    will     return  in  No.ember  with  l.e-w  scenery and  new  plays.   It  goes without saying  that if they decide     to    give     entertainments here  again     the public will welcome, thorn  as old    friends and show their '.appreciation by faithful  patronage.     It is  to  be     hoped  other sina.ll companies  will visit us    in the meantime.   o ���������  Is Nanaimo Ry. Co's  City Property  .'ibrIN 5IV.WART P. O. Box 268  FIRE,  LIFE   AND   ACCIDENT  INSURANCE.  NOTARY   PUBLIC.  CONVEYANC'INCi  I assure   you, Madam, the  rMPiRl and PROVINCE  are the     best you can    get t. c   t.lur  MADE  IN LADYSMITH  flddier Bros.   Dealers la   Pianos and  Organs..  Ladysmitli, B. C.  TAFFY!   TAFFY!  TAFFY!  COME AND SEE OUR LINES OF  CANDIES AND CONFECTIONERY  HOY'SBAKERY  1st   1 venue,   --(   Ladysmith  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  DLA.IR   &   ADAM,   <~[t-fy\  All work first-class at THE CHRY  STAL,   VICTORIA.  J. PiERCY MD CO.  WHOLESALE DRYG0ODS.  VietMia, B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  ���������f  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHIRTS. ETC.  At Morrison's, ladysmith, B. C.  !/P.(H!ll MMK  PARLORS  AT TUP, ABBOTS FORD.  .1.   A.   Murphy, .Vancouver.  Ceo.   Downey,   Vancouver.  J.  II.   Franck, Victoria.  L. J.  f'eake,  Victoriaf  J.  P.  Thompson,  Vancouver.  Jas.  Wright,   Vancouver.  HIGH  STREET.  Best in the City :���������:���������j  Dr. R. B. Dier may be found at  his ollice, 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. Oifice on  High Street, next Weinrobe's.  PUTTING ON  NEW PAPER  is the mest effective 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,  we  are certairr  you can select  exactly the right paper to suit your  taste and  purse.    Let  us  show you  our handsome array of styles.  HARRY  KAY  The  ladies' hockey   team   will  turn  out to practice again tomorrow afternoon.  ".nnsipn-  We have just received a consign-  ment of Fishing tackle arid Fishermen can now enjoy good sport.  Jobett Baits  Gut Hooks  Braided Lines,  Assorted Flies J  Silver Doctor  Tacoma Baits  ���������     ��������� (  Also a fine assortment of bamboo  Rods.   Ma.ie your selection early.  SIMON LEISER.& CO Ltd.  GATACRE ST.  mJmmmmKmmamtmmm  LADYSMITH  5EBDS  SEEDS  SEEDS  Our new seeds for Spring,   1905 have just been opened, and  we  are  showing  a big   assortmen t.  ALL KINDS OF FLOWER A ND VEGETABLE SEEDS.  LAWN GRASS SELD  '..... ���������*   * : il.'u-   ll>  Eschalott's seed Oats, seed potatoes, Red and" White, Clover.  Grass Seeds, Cabbage "'lants,   eV*.-  ^ c    CARi-ISLE    BLOCK  m  to  to  to  *~ the     result of ey������     straining, cured  Examinations   and sight tests free  to������i charge.  ft  ft  SB.FORCiMHER'S  ft  jJJFIRST   AVE.,  WATCHMAK I R.  XXX  JEWELER, OPTICIAN .^  LADYSMITH ^  ������;������:��������������� ������:������^  Stock Taking  Sale  at RolstorTs  Dinner and Tea Sets  $10.00 Dinner Sets,  97 pieces,  now   $ 700  $13.00 Dinner Sets, 97 pieces, now ,..,....    9.00  $15.00 Dinner Sets, 97 pieces, now   10.00  $30.00 Dinnor Sets,  97  pieces,  now  15.00  $25.00 Dinner  Sets,  115  pieces,   now  18.00  $35.00 Dinner  Sets,   98 pieces,   now     25.00  Watch our Window for I. O. C. Lines   LUIUMT  HILBERT  HOTFL  LADYSMITH  RATES���������$1.00     per    day.      Finest  Wines,  Ltquers and Cigars.  Firvt Avenue, Ladysmith, 8. O.  D. Cl WHITE.  FARMERS'    MEAT   HARKET  On ist Avenue  Qeo. Roberts  Proprietor  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Rates ifl.25 and $1.50���������  feree bus to all b tea hi host lamdin**-} nnd .  railway depoti.   Electric cara sveiy fiye  minuteig to all parte ���������(   the oily.   Bar  eud table nnexcollftd.  F. 1AYNES, Proprietor,  A.BBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.O,

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