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Array I'M  ?'&  'U  .1  MAR H 1905      %\  \>,  I ���������       ' *-  VLO������IA, B-  shith Daily LedqeiI  /^.^hrVS^Si  MAR 24 2905  ^0������.A,  VOL. 2,  _  JKBD*������2S������*Y, MARCHJHTf 1905  ?!  ill  *' I  : ii"  BARGE GEORGIAN  IS WRECKED  Well Known Transfer  Barge is  Swejpt on the Rocks off  ;  Hornby Island���������&  Left This Port for Union Yester-  . ..        ./.  day With Machinery Which  it is Feared is Lost   ���������  THEN  WHEN BOTH DOMIN  ION AND PROVINCE  HAVEALAW  THE   QUESTION   IS,  WHEN IS IT  LEGAL  PRICE FIVE CENTS  MEN UN SO FISHING MANAGER KIDDIE   HMD'S HEN NHCB-IlINEVITCH STILL  QUOTED  Bf A NEWSPAPER IN  VANCOUVER AS  SAYING '���������  b in  News  reached  here this afternoon,  cr of the tug not being   sufficiently  that the Barge Georgian, ..which ..left  snong to keep her on her course,  this port last evening in tow of the I    Upon striking  the rocks, sher f Jm-  Tug Escort No. 2,, is a total   loss off  THAT    A   SMELTER  WAR IS PR OB  ABLE  Hornby, Island. The barge had on  board three cars of machinery and  nine empty coke cars for Union.  The barge is' completely wrecked,  -and it is doubtful if the machinery  can be. recovered. "At present there  is a fierce gale blowing in- the gulf,  so it i.s impossible to judge in what  depth of water the'barge Js lying.  The Escort left with the Georgian early last evening and after passing Nanaimo encountered heavy seas  As she- arrived at Hornby Island,  which is a few miles south "of Union  Point, the strong sou' wester that  was blowing, swept her rapidly on  to, the rocks off the island,  the pow-  mcdiately stuck fast, and the_* tug';  was unable, on account of the heavy  seas to.. shift her. . She now ?lies '.at;  the mercy of the waves,, and' it'v'-isf4  feared that it will not be 'possible  to save the machinery^ Jwhichjist^of  large value. r ��������� , i-t'* '  It' was reported <- at first ' ^that1  Mr. F. Little was on .board the Geo^  rgiau, but it has since been learned  that this is not true.  Tlie south end of Hornby Island is  well known to mariners as a most  dangerous spot, and this is not the  first wreck that has occurred there.  The scene of the present disaster is  quite close to the Yellow Rock Light  House.  A FLOATING  GAMBLING RESORT  Ship Mount Desert is to be Used  for ^s^Purpose4o Avoid'   ^  Interferance  New York, March 23.���������If the per-. .at Washington., New Orleans and oth-  sons who have chartered -the Mount  I cr tracks.   It is said that the results  From the fact that Ladysmith has  perhaps more first-class fishermen  during the closed, season, and all arc  law-abiding citizens arid never catch  a fish out of season, ,and for that  matter seldom in season, than any  other city in the Province, the following curious tangle will givo our  Waltons something to discuss besides  Silver Doctors, Coachman, March-  Brown,  Etc.:  !'A letter     published by Mr. Alexander Macrae  with reference to certain  persons  fishing  in  the     Cheak-  amus before the opening of  the angling season, as laid down in the Provincial  Statutes,  raises a  very curious question.    Apparently both   the  Dominion House and  the   Provincial  Government claim  the  right  to legislate as to close seasons for    fish.  The  Province has  adopted  March 25  as the end of the close season,   and  the Dominion March  15..   Local fish | yesterday  and game clubs seem to support the  rep0rt that  Provincial     Government's    attitude,  and are anxious.to have the matter  tested.    Lawyers even cannot    very  definitely    explain the" matter, > and  the provincial  law authorities would  Superintendent Thomas -Kiddie is  quoted by a _ Vancouver paper- as  follows:  j "Mr. Thomas Kiddie, manager of  [the Tyee Smelter at Ladysmith, be-  jlieves that the recent purchase of  the Tacoma, Everett and San Francisco smelting plants by eastern capitalists is the first step by an ,American syndicate to put all the independent smelters in British Colum-  hia out of business.  A   San  Francisco despatch,    which  stated   that Mr.  Bernard M.  Baruch  of New York, acting     for    Eastern  capitalists,   has  completed   the    deal  for  tire three plants-mentioned'at a  sum   aggregating      $.7,400,000,.     was  shown Mr.  Kiddie by" a Province representative at the Hotel Vancouver  Mr.  Kiddie^denied  the  any     negotiations had  been opened for the purchase of  the  Ladysmith smelter by the New York  capitalists,      but said    that he had  private information from San. Francisco that it was the intention     of  HER MAJESTY IS AC  CORDED A HEART*  WELCOME  CEREMOMOU8LI: RE  CEIVEDBY KING  CHARLES  Lisbon, March 23.-The British rov  a'  yacht  Victoria  and  AlbertS  Queen Alexandra and party on* boa a  Seat   ,*rV'estei'dajr-   The Queen of  vna '     <nU"1  Was 6������-cn  a hearty  ���������efcoiae  to   Portugal.    The  harbor  ��������� ������as crowded     with gaily decorated  -steamers  arid yachts,  and  the  Brit's"  royal   yacht  ascended  tie  river  amid  volleying salutes.    Two great  golden galleys, pmied by boatmen i���������  mediaeval costumes     of scarlet and  gold,     took  out  King  Charles,  his  suite and ministers to meet the roval  guest     A beautiful pavilion had been  erected on the quay for the reception  formalities.     After   the  Queen  Dow-  jagcr of Portugal had met Queen Alexandra at the steps of the ouav   an  MOVING NORTH  The Japs are Still Pursuing  but  No Engagement is Expected  Until   the Russians  Reach the  'Sungari RivervMuscovite Fleet  on the'Move  Tokio, March 23.-<Noii)^Aii om.  cial report from the imperial Army  '""'       *"~ "Our   'detach-  Russian  probaWy like to thrash the question the syndicate which bought the"coast  out. The general result seems to be ' smelters to crush the British,Colum-  wSJZmi    Vn.T������ isdesirous   lhat   bia  plants   by  making  rates  -which  SlnSTi * ������^?-g,urV?the   law CouW not be mct with- a w^kinS  reports  from . British   Columbia     to profit v  the Privy Council, in-a leading easel <.<This Bernard M. Baruch, i am  on the pom s involved, he will peWmed, is reallv the a t' of the  wise to avoid has favorite sport un-j American .Smelting     and     Refining  Company,     better     known     as the  trust," said Mr  til after the 25th of March.'  Desert intend to use her as a floating  gambling  resort  outside      the  state's jurisdiction,  as' has   been reported, they will meet with no opposition  from  the authorities.       This  '.statement  was made today  by Capt.  Seeley, of the Federal steamboat inspection service.   He said that     tue  Mount Desert had fulfilled the . :-e-  quiremenis of the law in every way,  j'vhat it was no affair of the   goverp-  j, ment's as  to what purpose she was;  ������ used; iorl under the circumstances.  It-is-saidrto be the intention of  1 those^who ha.ye chartered the Mount ;  ' Desert;tp.;:takeon: board! persons de-;  ISJrious"-6'f'7.wa'gering.-:"money-T-on"';"h'oise'  races, run outside the1 three-mile' Hm-  ?it to which the court's Jurisdiction  from the tracks will be communicated to the steamer by wireless telegraphy.    The Mount Desert is owned  by the Eastern Steamship Company,  of Portland, Me.  Tickets for (today's cruise were put  on     sale at the Lattery during the.  forenoon.   The sale was public,   and  the ticket agent frequently announced  to tlie     crowd  which stood ground  that no gambling will .be permitted,  as the boat will be run as a straight  pool room. ".He said  that all state-  roomddbrswill "be "kept openV: ; and  that; no games of chance of:;any-sort  wbti Id. be permi t ted ���������    The ipoj icellcap:'  'tain," commanding; the ^arlior-squad,:  said today that he could guarantee  only that there, would :beVno. viola  ���������'��������� 'QUTLAWS SENTENCED  Amiens, March 23.���������The court  of  Kiddie.- -"The-:trust  by securing 'control of all the coast  smellers, will naturally reach out  after  the     independent smelters ' in  months.   The reason for that would,  of course,  be obvious."  Intends, and sell pools on the races    tion of the law inside the''limits?^.  &OME STATISTICS GIVEN  BY  ACOAL  -.-,���������?;  ���������t.M  ZSZZfS'*        ",g tl,a ' haS =BHtish      CoIumbia in order  to   get  SnlT 2ft ��������� I T,������ng  l ," n������t0li?U!   raore ole for  the Tacoma Pla������t- The  t   V^J   ma,*factors who operated   Tyce anfl Crofton SmellersP ^    bc  L !Z? ,!. !i     ���������'?"?,Tcountnes lln-jthe plants which will be chiefly aim-  fo t.^ ff>P ,������f MadUS  JaC������b' led at ^ thc toust. a������d I would   not  frn��������� |T2 ,        ^P118^"l   ^"Slng'be surprised   to see,some  sharp cut-  SSJSr     g ���������      T Ub������r' f01' ?e "������������������ of SHleltine late, within a few  ringleaders,      to     five  years.     The  others were acquitted. For o number of years this gang of outlaws at  the head of which was Marius Jacofc,-.  averyyoUDgman, had been committing robberies in nearly every city  in France ��������� and foreign countries ;  murders occasionally resulting from  their operations, .;,.  ;r Jacob,: when-arr^^^^  heciUtyi ;biit on ������������������tli^eiposurer^:-tIie;:  ^se^nd;^avadb:;ih^w.hicl^li^  imitated by others of the gang.  -' ���������   '���������'  '      ���������-o������������������: ���������  imposing procession of state carriages and officials took the guest and  her suite to the palace amid rousin*  cheers of the people.  The route of the procession ^as  gay with flags and streamers, and  many thousands of camelias and .>!h-  cr flowers had been distributed to, be  thrown to Queen Alexandra as the  procession passed, while hundreds of  pigeons with ribbons of the British  colors tied to their necks, were lib-  crated and mingled in the shower of  flowers.  It. transpires that the storm which  compelled the-British royal yacht to  put in at Vigo for shelter was so  violent as to cause the royal party  the greatest anxiety and discomfoit.  ^Princess Victoria, -owing to weak-,  ness, was completely unnerved. The  heavy seas damaged the yacht's fittings. Nobody aboard slert from  noon Monday till Tuesday morning.  Princess Victoria is now rcco\ered.  headquarters,    says:  merit   pursuing the   enemy    entered  Chang Tu, on March 21 at 2.30    p.  m.    A large body of the enemy   in  disorder is retreating towards    th  northeast, along the line of theeail  way.    A part of the enemy's cavalry has halted at a point within two  miles ,,north of Chang Tu.  RUSSIA'S FINANCES.  London,   March  23.���������Referring     ft>  the statements     that have appeared  on  PROVINCIAL  LEGISLATURE  The coal situation in the United miners', organization reported for its  States according to the Annual Coal Fear ending November 30th a bal-  r,     .    . ance on hand December 1st, 1903   of  i,'.m^' , , n . xt u f 4i $1,106,198.08; Receipts frbnTmeibji-'  In the Annual Coal Nunte of the bers, ^ were $303,697.36,frorii' as-  aiming Magazine, of New .York ap- sessmcnts ,$m,619.76,. and other  rears an editorial on the condition sourccs mA2580> a total of $852  |,f the coal industry, evidently pre- mM expenditures for officers' sa-  .:/ared by an expert in possession of ]adcs ,and expenses wcre $199,725.80,  pliable data. Ine following figures for ^ reHef q{ sU{kcrs $1 o67 300-.  ^ire of universal interest and perma-:^ othel. expenses $37,993.95, leav-  _icnt value: jn    ft balance on hand o[ $603,952.32  j- Estimates of the production of coal Thig showcd the year,s expenditures  jluring the past year indicate an out to be $502. 24f,.36 in excess of the re-  >t nearly as great as in 1903, when   ccjpts    Th(J trcasurer,s rcport stat<JS  that the per capita tax of 10 cents  a month has been wholly insufficient  to meet the expenditures, the latter  having averaged 17 cents per member per month. It states further  that the weekly expenditure at the  close of the year have increased and  recommends a per capita tax of    50  COUNCILLORS ELECTED.  Enderby,    B.C., March 23.��������� Bell,  mayor;   Smith, Kenny, Bradley   and  Evane,  elected councillors.  i MYSTIC SHRINERS.  Winnipeg, March 23.���������Two special  trains of mystic shriners, arrived this  morning from Minnesota, the Dako-  tas arid other points for the inauguration of the Khartoum temple tonight. There are oyer 500 members  in attendance fromf south of the line.  The ceremony, will be conducted by  El. Zagel, Shrine of Fargo.  The Imperial Limited train service on the C.P.R., will begin May  1st this ..year instead of June 21st.,  or thereabouts, as heretofore.  SCHOOL TRUS '  TEESlVrJEET  ^Kams.-'R^ai^^  Owing on School  Victoria,  B.C., March  23.���������( Spec-  cial)���������The Assessment  Act  is    being  in the London Times, reflecting ���������.  Russia's financial position, M. Kok-  ovsoff, the Russian Finance Minister  yesterday telegraphed to the editor  of the Times suggesting that he  come to St. Petersburg witli experts  and they would personally inspect  and verify the gold reserves in " the  Russian state bank.  "THE CRISIS."  London, March    23.���������Geo Meredith  contributes    to  the Times a ������poem  entitled "The Crisis," beginning:  "Spirit of Russia, now has come,  The day when  thou cans't   not    be  dumb."  After eloquently painting the perils surrounding the Empire, the poet  thus addresses  the spirit of Russia:  .' ;T!l?se.. w.n91bind thF- liln*>s and iron-  Icap-Jthy mind.  Take  thee-for. quaking  flesh    misdoubt,  That thou-are of, tlie rabble rout,  Which cries and flees with whimpering lip  From reckless gun and brutal whip.  "But he who has heard the deeds, of  thy heroic offspring reads  In them a soul not given to sprink,  from peril on the abyss' brink.j'  The poem concludes:  thrashed' out at     the Capital     and "Give to thy sons a breathing tfeast  many of our statesmen are display  ing their oratorial ability on the  floor. The bill will pass in practically its. present shape.  V^o "nofjee'has;; yet been given of  .yi?r-?str^]*s -coming .down, and the  ^lilway^plicyj is, as"''yfrt, to,'be con  sidered ���������'���������:discussed^ and ainended;   -  It has been so far a very guiet and  somewhat tedious session.  P/lie production of bitumibous coal  ijvas 285^000,000 tons and of anthracite 59,000,000 tons, a total of 344,-  ItOO.OOO. In 1904, the output of anthracite was 57,492,522 tons and the  fjitimated production of    bituminous  goal 281,000,000 tons, a total of  ^88,000,000   tons.     During  the    ycar  ���������,ur imports of anthracite were 75,-  ||36 tons, as against 151,023 tons in  1)903;  and of bituminous coal  1,556,-,  The regular monthly meeting of the  Board of School Trustees was held  in the Council Chamberslast evening.  There were present Trustees Hughes.  Carroll, Robertson and Greaves. In  the absence of Chairman Ruruming  Mr. Hughes was appointed to preside  over the meeting  "The secretary read a letter from  Mr. Parker Williams," M\' P. p., stating that" lie was pressing'the matter  of the ?420 still owing by, the Government on the new school house.  The communication was filed.  The board -passed sundry accounts  amounting to $722.05. An account  with Mr. Russell Simpson, Solicitor,  which was referred back to the trustees by the council was again passed  for      payment.        The Secretary  "A FOND FAREWELL."  Liverpool, March 23.���������The Allan  line turbine steamer Victorian was  bidden an enthusiastic farewell when  she started on her maiden voyage to  Montreal today. Great numbers of  people cheered her. The Victorian  carried about 1,500 passengers, including a number of engineering experts.  ��������� o         ���������  C;   P.'R.   PAMPHLET.  Vancouver will have^a new   $50,000  Opera House.     E.   R.  Rickets,     the  present '   manager of the Vancouver ��������� was  instructed   to see that  no sup  Opera House will open the new,    as  well as retain control o: the   C.P.R,  house. The new house will accommodate 1,500 people, and will be a  popular price house.  cents per month during the year ending November 30th,   1905.  The usual arrangements for a wage  49  tons, as compared     with 3,295,-' adjustnient from   April  lst  wI11 take  M   tons in  1903.     Our  exports     of   place (hu.jng tl)js mouth.     Thc opcr.  ators in several of the districts will  tpthracitc in the past year were 2  28,392 tons     as compared with 2,-  be forced      to offer a ,ower schedulc  18,857  tons  in 1903  Bituminous  than that now in force, -and the min-  pal exports in 1904 were 6,345,120 ers must cithci. rcCOgnize thc rela.  ������ns as.against 0,303,241 tons in tion between good wages and the  $03 and 5,218,969  tons in 1902. 'commercial  value of the product,  or  For 1905, the prospect for an ac- ' begin a strifce w,hjch the trcasury of  ve demand for a large tonnage their organization is notable to  k-ems good and it is expected that slipporl without caIHflR a heav as.  luces will run somewhat higher sessmellt on the members. Whatever  Sjan last year, though not so high scale is finally se-ttlod upon will re-  is  1903. main ,in force uutu Aprilj 1906i    at  ���������(Referring to the gravity of the j which time the wage agreement at  Resent situation and its bearing on Hhe anthracite mines also expires; so  |ue question of probable strikes, the : a year hence both the miners and op-  ferres given by the writer are of -rators will have to solve an intri-  ||eP significance.     He says that the ,' cate and delicate problem.  1 plies  for  thc school  were  purchased  without      a proper   order   from   the  board.    It was decided to order the,  secretary   to   draw   the  attention   of  the council to the fact that the teach  ers' salaries for ,the month of Febru-  TREASURE SEEKERS  FAIL.        ar-v  wcre sti"  unpaid.   witn  tlie   re"  Lirpji,  Peru,  March 23.���������Thc Peru- ! quest that the council endeavor     to  vian transport  Shalaco proceeded to ' Put tjiemselves  in a position to pay  Panama yesterday taking the officers   Me same more promptly.  and cre<j of the British yacht Veron- |    Before adjourning it was decided to  ique, which was engaged in the treas-, ������aH a special  meeting for Wednesday  ure seeking expedition to Cocos     island, headed by Francis Eilliam, 1 n:l  evening next,  the 29th inst  o   which , respited in disappointmrnl.  The Veronique has been purchased by  Peru for ^50,000 and will be used as  a coast guard  vessel.  < 0 ���������  "She must go to a hot climate,"  said the family physician, addressing  the patient's son-in-law.  "I don't mean by this," he added,  "a warm, but ,a hot place, and that   the schools  COMPULSORY EDUCATION.  immediately."  The son-in-law returned in a few  minutes from the woodshed., and  handed over the axe to the astonished medical nujn.  i'Here, doc.t" said he, "you do it;  I can't:"  St. Petersburg, March 23.��������� One of  the best signs of the times is announced today, that in a fortnight  the Minister of Public Instruction,  will undertake the elaboration of a  plan for a compulsory system of primary education. Representatives of  ���������in   the principal  cities  are invited      to participate in  drawing up of the plans.  ,_  0   the  "The Resources and Climate of the  Kootenays,   Boundary   and   Okanagan  Districts of Fouthern British Columbia" is the title of a very attractive  little pamphlet     just issued by     the  l.incl commissioner of the C.P.R.  Besides     containing a mass of reliable  data  of  the sort  which  will  he  appreciated by intending settlers,     the  little     ibook is profusely illustrated.  The object of the compiler, has been  to treat of the pasticular points regarding  which      both   the  capitalist  and  settler naturally look for information  when considering  the advantages  offered  by a new country     for  investment of capital or for a     new  home.    There is little dount that)in  the near future Southern British Columbia will show marked development  both in settlement and in its   industries, and those who decide to throw  in  their lot,  whether in   the  Koote.  nay  or in   the  Boundary   district,   at  this  date must of necessity share  in  that development.   o ������������������  DIED   IN   SCOTLAND.  And  Him resembling in  His sight,  Say to thy land,  'Let there be light'"  MANY KILLED BY INFANTRY-  Kutno, Russian Poland, Mar, 23.���������  Ten peasants killed and 50 wounded  at Lamenta, March 21,. as the v re.  suit of the shooting of infantry sent  to quell the disturbances. A crowd  of Peasants from Beningnowa proceeded to Lamenta to induce farm  laborers to strike, and rioting occurred. The Chief of Police with a  company of soldiers went to the  scene and the troops fired two volleys at the Peasants, killing ten on  the spot and wounding 50. The latter were brought in cars to the hospital here, where seven men and one  woman subsequently died. Eleven  others are dying.  Kutno is. situated..70 -miles west  of Warsaw. : It has a. population of  about 10,000.  BLOCKADE RUNNERS.  Portland, March 23.���������According to  advices received by the Portland &  Asiatic S. S. Co., from Yokoham,  there are at present about forty  blockade runners of various nationalities in Japanese ports which h  been  captured  attempting  to   enter  I like even terms  ports.    The crews of    the  captured vessels are treated well by  the Japanese and as rapidly as.'possi  ble  sent   to  their  home ports.     According to  blockade  runners  captur-  ed on the return trip from Vladivos-  tfi8rtock, the harbor there is filled with  ail- J vessels loaded  with provisions     and  coal.       Provisions are said  to     be  cheap, meat    being     sold at 20 kopecks (10 cents)  a pound.     The impression exists  at Vladivostock that  the Japanese intend to attack    the  place in the immediate future.  NO    ENCOUNTERS.  St.   Petersburg,  March  23.-Gener-  al  Linevilch  telegraphed  under date  of March 22nd that he had no news  of any encounters with the Japanese  on March 21st.  RUSSIAN FLEET TRAVELING. '  Port Luise,  Mauritis,  March 23.���������  A steamer from     Colombo,  Ceylon,  which arrived     here today,  reports  that during the night of March 16th,  she     met  a Russian  torpedo   boat,  which was followed by a squadron of  warships some distance behind.   The  steamer was unable to make out the  number or character of the' ships.  JAPS  ARE  STILL  BUSY.  Gunshu Pass, Hi arch 23.���������The Japanese arc following- the Russian rear  guard, which is moving north '  from  Santoupu at the rate of,eight .and a"  half miles a day.  .On both Hanks the'  Japanese are operating a wide turning movement,  but  the strength of  the flanking forces has not been .definitely ascertained.      A number     of  places,     along the railroad between  Santoupu and Gunshu Pass there are  broken hills,  with steep gorges     at  the bottom,     where stubborn les'is-  tance might be made, but it is doubtful   whether   General  Linevitch    will  make a stand before he reaches   . the  Sungari  river and   Chantgia.    Unless  he is ablee to hold  the line of    the  river, the Russian position will be so  weak-.stragetically  that  they may be  compelled to  retire  back ,of. Harbin,  into Siberia.;: Tlie "Russian:-frdnVpar-  allels the1 railroad rendering the"'dan-*'.  ger: of severance of tiie^v&ie%'nre1-of-;~"  communication constantly-, greater/:^:"' '  v While the army is-still'far-from Siberia, and with the Chinese eastern  railroad   behind   it,   in  perpendicular  front,    the danger  to  the  Siberian  railroad is only from raiding, parties  and Chinese bandits, and in that the '  comparatively     few railroai guards   '  are sufficisnt to protect the bridges.  But once the army falls back behind  the     Sungari   river  communication  with the far away base will he ter-  tibly     jeoparized,   not  only  by  the  small number of guards,  but by the  army, which will be required to protect the railroad.      The- prospect of  the  isolation   of  Vladivostock  must,;'  also be met, and it is urgently neces-'  sary to supply the garrison-with provisions and ammunition, not only for  a few months, but for two years.  Two hundred     thousand reinforcements from Russia are now necessary  to make it possible for the Russians  ave i to  meet  the   Japanese  on  anything  THOUGHT HE  WAS ABROAD.  A pleasant and intelligent looking  stranger     entered  the office of The  Ledger today and inquired for the editor.  "I," .said the junior reporter, who  was the only one present, as he threw  out his chest, "am the editor. Take  a chair."  "First," said tlie stranger, "let me  impress on you who I am. My name  is one well known in history. I am  of the illustrous family of Jones, my  wife's name was Smith, my mother  a Robinson."  "Take two chairs" said the repor-  ovcr .Toe Leigh's hump, I --.ould not  help thinking of a huge dromedary,  and as I looked around to mv new.  found friend I almost shouted 'How  like Jerussalem this nil is.' Good  morning," he added hurriedly, " I  shall have all I can do to catch that  fast express that left ten minutes  ago,  before sl������ reaches  Chemainus."  JAPANESE  LOAN.  Through  the death  of  Alex.     Rus- 'ter.  sell,     a   cousin of     Mrs.    Clark, at |    "No,"   said  thc  stranger,   I    only  Dumferline,  Scotland, Mr. and   Mrs.  called to say that your little    city  Robert Clark, now resident in Van-   possesses unusual attractions.     As 1  couver,  have fellen  heir  to property ,| walked down First Avenue this mor-  worth upwards of ������7,000, about $10-   ning with one of your prominent busi-  000  being in cash  London, March 23.���������Negotiations  for another Japanese loan are proceeding, 'but are still unconcluded.  The principals concerned decline to  furnish details until the' full terms  are settled upon.  SOCIALIST   HEADQUARTERS.  Owing to the   Crystal Theatre having recently changed  hands, the   So-  ,.,,,, , -    o ���������       and immediately ness men, I saw thc pile of ruins of  I  ��������� '.��������� *    . j j    *  Welsh  colonists   stranded  in   Pata- DnVThlf.     Mr   ni.���������.v ,-o ���������< ^o ���������i    ��������� ih������ 1 +   A   +    1 ������. + 1   ������*        -7,,       ,clahsts have made arrangements for  .    .......       .,   . .  .   ,.A payaoie.    im. Clark is at present   a the late Central "hotel; it reminded (mc  gonia wil, it is said   be assisted to member of the customs' staff at the of other great ruins I had seen. As I  lemove to and settle in British Col- Mainland City.  [uienbia by Sir John Llewellyn.  Mainland City.    The deceased cousin  passed along over Harry Kay's side- 'street   ' for  made his fortune in St. Louis Mo.    I walk, down into the hollow and again  meetings  the  use      hereafter   of  the     Edison  Theatre,  below. Government on Yates  their  Sunday evening  -1  **- 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.  WEDNESDAY,  MARCH  25,   1905  DISCOSSTINGNEWI  SCHOOL ACT  g!_"__j_i ���������_fm ..  .a   "-sg  might supt'iocde those of Newcastle  oi Xanainio wii-h u-fpicncc lo school  assistance.  .Ah Hall suggested lhal a tuition  fee foi all blanches of the High  school cumculum, beyond a cwtain  giadc, snould he piovidcd, but aftci  some consideration it was agieecl  that it was better to leave this mat-,  tui to the discretion of thc hoard  of trustees,  as stipulated in the hill.  Amended .section 17, imposing the  duty upon tiustees of supplying cei-  tam information with respect to assessable property, pcisons and income, within Ihcu school districts,  was stood over foi fin thci consideration, the idea being 1o avoid making any impiacticahle exactions upon" the trustees in this legaid Tin,  amended section dealing with thc duties of assessois was also stood over  The committee lepoitcd progiess.  ���������p*���������  aaeesaass  i  A re You  Going East  NOTICE.  Then be sure your tickets read  the  via  The biil to amend and consolidate  the Public Schools Act was commit  ted, Mr. Macgowan in the chair.  A  number  of amend men Is weic in-  coiporaled   in   the  bill  upon   motion  of   thc Minister of Education.    One  to give the government power to en-  largc   Uie boundaries of city schools  disUicts, as they may deem expedient  in any case  where thc adjoining tei-  utoiy  is not     included within     the  boundaries   of  a  lcgularly   oiganizcd  school district,  so as  to include any  portion     of such adjoining  territory  within thc city school district.   Also  1h.it   "whcie  any  tcuitoiy   has been  included in a city school district   in  accoifiance   with  sub-section   (b)     ot  section C, the provisions of this act  respecting     public schools  in    cities  shall     apply theielo, and such lerii-  tory   foi   all   school   purposes     shall  be deemed  to he united to such city,  and all such piopcity situate in such  tcuiloiy   shall   he liable to assessment    for     school  purposes in     the  same  manner and  to  the   same    extent as if the same were   included in  the limits of the city municipality."  Under the head of piovincial aid,  she per capita grant to cities of  the fust     class was     changed i  $330 to $3(50, in cities of thc second  class the grant was increased from  J..175 to V120, in cities of the third  class the giant was increased fi ������in  5>120 to SlliS. This grant as origin-  all} piovidcd was based on the "actual number of teacheis employed."  This was altered lo include '"lanu.il  tlaming and domestic science  stiuctois." The pei capita 31 mi, lo  rtrial schools was raised iioin >!.">!)  to i. 180, and the basis of pasment  was changed as in the case of ������ uy  schools.  Thc following was substituted foi  section 22: "It shall he the Jii-j/  ot each inspect01 to determine and  report to the superintendent what  school distnct 01 districts (if any),  under his supeMision may be entitled, dm ing ihu ensuing year, to special aid as pool distncts, and the  council of public liistiuclion may,  upon lec-ipt of the lepoit of the inspector, and taking into consultation the position and circumstances  of such distnct 01 distncts, allow  ���������to any such distnct such additional  iiniount as by the said council may  be deemed  necessary."  The following was inserted as sec-  lion 2o. "JU. E\eiy peison who  shall have been duly elected trustee  shall, befoie taking his seat, make  the following declaialion befoie any  judge of the Supicmc court, or a  judge ot any County couit, or befoie  a justice of the peace, and shall procure from such- judge, or justice of  the peace a certificate of the same  having been duly made and subscrib'  'ed: "I, A.B., trustee elect for the  Victoria (or, as the case may be)  school district, do declare that I am  a British subject, possessing thc  qualifications by law required, and  that I am not in any way disqualified from holding the office of school  trustee, and I have not, nor will  have while holding office, any interest, directly or indirectly, in any  contract or services connected with  this school board. I have not, by  myself or any other person, knowingly employed any bribery, corruption or intimidation to gain my election, and I will faithfully perform  the duties of my office, and I will  nut allow any private interest to  influence my conduct in school matters."  Mr. Williams and Mr. Hawthorn-  thwaite put in a plea for more liberal assistance to the poorer rural  ilisj.ricts on  the Island.  Mr. Oliver passed a remark about  the apparent effects of Liberal anti-  school bill meetings upon thc Socialist members, arguing that upoif  ���������second reading they had supported  the bill more unreservedly than a. y  other members of the House.  This introduced ��������� an exchange of  complinwnts with reference to parliamentary ethics, and the right of  members to look after their own districts particularly, between these  gentlemen.'  Dr. Young observed that while it  was commendable for members to  have chief regard to their own constituencies, a wide field would he  opened up if these ideas were allowed to prevail, pointing out that  there were districts in the northern  part  of  the  province  whose     claims  Trade.    Designs  .... Copyrights &c  Anvone aeiulliiK afclteloh nntl description iwi������  nulc'.ly usceilam,our oplmuii fieo whether mi  lucouiion is probnbly v.itcntuble Coniuiuiiicn.  tion*. itrlotlyeonllrtolitl.il. Ilundbookon I'atuiils  neiit nee. Oldest nuency foi biiCiirincputuMi.  l'nlouts tnlcuu through Mui.n & Co. reuulvo  ������j)fcf,:l nol'ff, ������ifhout clmrxPi m tho  Scientific Mmc*  A hr-i.isomcly illustrated weekly. I,p inert circulation or smv sclent IHp loiirniil. 'l<.-nnj,4J a  year; four moiitbo $1.  Sold b/all newsdealers.  Ui iucl. Oll.ce. till V St- Wn������lili.irt,jii. 1>. <  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  loial agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General  Agent,  151  YHsler Way. Seattle.  Persons found using our Patent  Bettle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be presccuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pieneer Soda Water Works:  Ladysmith.  B.C.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  Oae block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modalled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner Qranville and Hastings  streets   Telephone, 1-4.  F. McB.   YOUNG  BARRISTER and  SOLICITOR. . . .  Nanaimo     -     -    -    Ladysmith  TICKET   OFFICE  Coi    Government  Viclona, B. fl  an d   Yates  Sfo.,  Three  Transcont nenial  Trains Daily  One of which is the famous "North  Coa't Lihuted," 'Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  slccj eis on all trains. Through tickets issued to all paints East and  South, also Pullman tielets issued  and  berths iesei\cd.  Only duect loute to Yellowstone  Par\. Cheap rates from all points  Easti fiom iMaac|i 1st 1o*MiVy Kith.  Steamship tickets on sale to all  European points. Veiy low rates  i ow in effect. Cabin accommodation  rescned by wire.  For   firtlur particulars call at the  oin or i hone No.  '150.  \. I)' CARLTON, C. E. LAW  <\ G P A.,  N P., General  Aj;ent  Portland,  Ore. Victoria, 13.C  Ladysmith  Temple Mo   5  Ratlibone  Sisters meets  in  the Oddfellow's hall  2nd  and   lth  Tuesday-at 7 30 p.  m.  Mrs   Kate Tate, secretary.  KNOT'S NURSFRIES  NEW CROP��������� ../���������  Home Grown &  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.  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,      Ladysmith  The Ladysmith  Operaiiouse  Can be sccuied for Theatrical purposes, Dancing Parties, or Entertainments generally.  D  NICHOLSON, Prop  Esquhnalt & Nanaimo Railway  Time Table No.  For those who travel via  Oveflands  Daily--,  2  Passengcis can leave Victeria     at  8 p.m. or Jl   p.m., and connect     at  Seattle witn the Fast Mail, leaving  at 8.    a. m.., the     Flyer leaving at  8 p. in.  Entire sew equipment on each train  Tlueugh Palace Sleepers, Diners  (meals a la carte), Tourist and First-  Class Day Coaches.  For sleeper     reservations, folders,,  rates and all  information call .on or  address  S. G. YERKES K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A., 75 Government st  Seattle, Wash,   ���������        Victoria. B.C.  " TAKING EFFECT  WEDNESDAY,  OCT.  5TII.  Nerthbouad Southbound Northbound Sat. Sun. Southb'd  ��������� Leave Daily Arrive   Leave  . and Wed.        Airive  A.M.    P. M. P. M.'    P. M.  Victeria      0:0012:66  Vietaria   "3.00 ,7:00  Shawuigan Lake     10.2010:46 -Shawnigan Lake.... 4.20- 5:40  Duncans      :   11:0610.02 Duncan  '.     5:00   5:06  Ladysmith       11:57   9:19 Ladysmith   552"  4.00  Nanaimo  ._ .,.;.  12:40   8:20 Nanaimo 6.42 ' 3:15  Ar.  Wellington ' -...     12:13 Lt. 3:00 Ar Wellington .. 6:55 dc 3.06  THROUGH TICKETS TO CROFTON. ,  Via- Westhelm. Stage leaves daily ex ce������t Sundays, connecting with "Mjorth  and South-bound, trains.  Double sta ge service Wednesdays Wnd Saturdays  connecting - with  morning  and  altera oon trains. 'Fare from Victoria, Single $2.49.    Return, $3.60.  THROUGH TICKETF VICTORIA, TO ALBERNI. _  Stage leaves Nanaimo Tuesdays  and Fridays on arrival of train from  Victoria.    Fare  from  Victoria,  single $5,201    Return $8.65.  j BKeur'sien rates in effect to all p oiuts, good going Saturday and Sunday,  returning net later than Mood day.  GE������. L. COURTENAY.  ' . Traffic  Manager.  ,  ,     THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  1  'I  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, GOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  CHeir-lte Dunn  MERCHANT TAILOR*  Cha.les n-.nn. of the above firm, visits Ladysmith every Sunday for the  purpose of taking measurements and     seeing cu.s'oineis    peisonally     May  be seen at the Hotels.    We guaiautee all  sMclv and a perfect fit at    the  lowest  possible tates.     Hand made    suits  Horn S15.00 up. ^  19  Store  Street,  Corner Gormoi ant slieet, VICTORIA, Bf C.  S  MEAT   MARKET  ON ROBERTS  STREET.  Only  First  Class  Meats  are     supplied our Customers.  We will treat you right.  WANTED���������House to rent. One situated near Ledger office preferred.  Apply "K" Ledger office. 2t  BARBER    SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  The  ESPLANADE    between  the  Grand and Abbottsford,  Wit/uam Powers, Prop.  PAINTING,     PAPER    HANG1N  iiTC.  Work done properly and at right  prices. Shot) and residence in rear  of  Ladysmith   Hotel.  ���������   J.  E.  SMITH. Pron.  1*1  Solicitor,   Etc.  taey   to   Loan  1st Avenue      -    -    -  LADYSMITh  raser  ierchant   Tailor,  HAY, 0AT5, MILL FEEDS  SHIPMENTS DIRECT FROM VICT ORIA,-     VANCOUVER    OR     THE  FRASER  RIVER. WRITE US FOR QUOTATIONS.  *  Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd   I      LiVBRY, BOARDiiNQ AND       |  EXPRESS WORK  A SPECIALTY. -  5K  DAVID JOHNSON  * PHONE 66  LADYSMITH  m  ft'  ^���������^'���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^���������^������ ������������������ - -  *������,-k������*������)K������-������������!(Si^������ft  W. Mn-NsiK, Secretary. ���������'' Jqii.v W.''0j^'n������f. . I ;'i  ^Telephone'46.  The   Ladysniith  Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS   AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH���������Shingles a Specialty.  ���������M������nuf������cturer3     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.  THE  OF  (ist Avenue)  i'all^Stock Just Arrived. Call early  an 1 get your pick of the largest and best  stock in town.  LADYSMITH   AERIE     NO.  C86. F.'  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. Worthy  President, B Forcimmer; Worthy  Secretary,  C. H. Rummings.  WITH  WHICH IS AMALGAMATED ���������  The Bank of British Columbia  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Capital Paid up              $8,700,000  Rest     3,500,000  Aggregate resources  exceeding  91,000,000  Hon. Geo. A. Cox, President B.   E. Walker,   General  Manager.  Loudon Office. 60 Lomdard St EC  The  bank  has  IL'J  branches      well distributed  throughout  the Dominion  and  elsewherp, including  the folio ving in British Columbia and the Yukon  Territory ���������*���������������������������  ATI. IN GREENWOOD       NANAIMO VANCOUVER  FERNIE, ''     East End  CRANBROOK KAMLOOPS NELSON VICTORIA  DAWSON LADYSMITH N.  WESTMINSTER  WHITE HORSE.  Every description of banking business transacted.   Letters of credit  issued  on  any  part of the world. ���������>'<"���������������  Savings Bank Dera^tmfflnt  Deposits of one dnl'nr ''1.00) and upwards received and interest allowed at  current     rates.      Depositors are subjected to no delay in depositing . or  withdrawing funds.  LADVF������*JTH BRANCH          -> W.  A.  CORNWALL.  Manager.  ESQUIHALT & NANAIHO  RAILWAY   CO.  Steamerjoan  Daily, except Sunday, between-Nanaimo and Vancouver, leaving Nanaimo at 7 a.m., and Vancouver after  arrival of C.P.R. tram No. l' or 1  p.m.  For  information  regarding  Ireight  and passenger rate's apply to purser  on board.  GEORGE  L.  COURTNEY,  Traffic Manager, Victoria, B. C.  BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing  and making to order   a'  speciality.       ( >- r-  nirnASMcewan  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  IS        \   .-'  I GLJERMONT LIVINGSTON, THOS. KIDDIE.        |  ? ; General Manager. Smelter Manager. *  W   SILER.  GEI,^rvAL EXPRESS AND  ! PLLIVEET  I        WORK PROMPTLY D������     '-  Leave orders at the Abbots ford.  GEORGE YUEN  Merchant Tailor  All kinds  of clothing cleaned and  ��������� epaired.  ���������-^T.'.yjiBSgg  ��������� M-'. < t^iii1 ���������^rg-r   r: ���������������ry  DESIGNS       .4  TRADE-MARKS   'i  AND COPYRIGHTS N  OBTAINED       i  ADVICE AS TO PATENTABILITY IPSftlCC "i  notice in " In ventivc Age " EM HC P.9B 1  JJook "How to obtain Patents" | lllakj  Charges moderate. No fee till patenS is secured. 1  Letters strictly confidential. Address, 1  ; E. G. SIGGEnS.Fatcpt L-.������,yer, Washington, D. C. j  LADYSMITH BAKER Y  HOP LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED AN������ FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary o! all kinds.  Orders take* for Pastries to be delivered at auy time.  Employment Agency.  M.aflii  In The World!  Don't be satisfied to work  along in the same old way.  for low wages.- We can  help yott carve out a .sue-,  cessfnl career.. Thousands  have increased their salaries ^  by following- our plan. We  can train you in spare time,:;  "and ' at small cost, for any  of the following: positions:  Mechanical, Electrical, Steam, Civil, or  Mining Engineer; Elactrlclan; Surveyor;  Architect; DiT-ftsmsn; Bookkeeper; Stenographer; Teachor; Sho������-C*rd Writer;  Window Dresser; or Ad Writer.  ���������Write 'r01>AT. Btatlnc -which position interests you, to  INTERNATIONAL  Correspondence    Schools  Box 799, SCRANTON, PA.  Oil Cllt ON ODB IOCLL BKPEESIITATiylli  DAY SCHOOL  Uaual subjects taught; also . languages, drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils and water colors, pianoforte ?���������nd vocal lessons given in classes or individually. ' .  ! MISS.BERTRAM,   ���������  j   ladysmith, B. C.  Best accommodation for transient  and permanent ��������� boarders and lodgers.  GRANP    HOTEL  Tbis new Hotel has been conifoit-  ably furnislu'd and the bar is up-to-  date. Rates ^i.ftO a day and up-  waids.  WM.  BEVEftlDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :���������: .���������: :���������: :���������: Ladysmith  II  &T   *  * *  ��������� *  ������ *  * ���������  *_���������  ������. ������  *_*  *���������*  ��������� ���������  EUROPE HOTEL  J. GIACHERO, Prop.  Newfy    furnished,    everythipg- the  best, finely stocked bar. Transient  rate,' $1.00 per dayv. ��������� Monthly rate,  J23.00;    Vj - '-"V  ���������  First Avenue . . . Ladysmith, B.X.'  J. J.   TiiOMAS'   SIORi:  ON HIGH STREET.  Everybody in Ladysmith knows we  carry a first cla6S line of goods.  we must  reduce our stock  of Men's am'  Boy's cloth  ing at^    oncw.     Saniord's  clothing is well Known.   We  will give 25     per cent off.  on regular rates unti, further 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 Day.  Goon Table, Good Bed and Good Bar  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  Dr- W. J, Quintan  DENTIST  "-'.'Stevens Block, Ladysmith, B. C.    .  Dentistry in all itebranchsB; every new  t:       appliance.  RATES $2.00 PBR DAY  S AM PI, R ROOMS  Best accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and fishing in near vicinity.'  A.J. McAIURf RIE,Proprietor LADYSMITH, B.C. j  gj������wiasxja&j������%3������3������������tt^  Seattle's Great  Papers  ras  DAILY  SUNDAY  TWICE AWEEI  1,1."  THB  POST-,  INTELU6ENCER  Sample Copies Free  Write for Sne  Dally PbsMiiifiii&ciscer, s91? 20.Faies  .  Pubiisbes the fullest telegraphic  HC e neics from all parts of the v.'orld.  1 J V. All the state and local news.    Dal)7 ,  and Sunday edition, 75 c per monrh.  Sunday Post-In':cllteenccr, 40 tc 53 Pnsi������  '      The largest and most eornplote Sut������'  g   q   day paper north  of  San Jfranclacnx  \   /   Special   departments   of   literatura,  ���������    ~   of fashion, of -women's new*.     Snr������-  day edition, $3.00 p������r year.  Twice a Week PosMntellUoncer  All the news of the week in cend^*,  detailed     form.       THE -���������TVTiOE . A~  $t WEEK EDITION IS THK 3F.8T ������������������  I TWICE A WEEK PATSI? VXTB-  1 LIBHED OTST THE PACIPIC COAST  Wiite for sainple copy and i������������ oo������-  vinced. Subscription prlca, rJl.OC  per year.  AH Postmasters Will Take SnflScriptsens  pi?Sr-!NTi.LllQ".RVEg ���������0.,' Ssattlp. Wash.  S. ?   WSSTON, Businc33 Manager.  ' ��������� ������������������'���������'-: 4 '.~ v-v ~. ������:*. v** w ������,*>^ii  f  n  "M  BAR.'STJPl'UED WITH B3S".'|  WINES, UQUORS, CTGARS WIMT 3TE LEDGER  '������i  * X( X X X -X-X-X x *MK  SPORTS  s*.-      \i/      \*/      v*/      M/      \i^     'y      ^Af      ^      >A'      "fr*  ^t     ,T\      ���������"*      /T.      ST*     7T\     1\     ^\     ^L     TT*sT\   ^    LACROSSE.  Burns,     a former Victoria la-  Ed.  crosse player, was asked to_give his  opinion on the present lacrosse situation in Victoria. Mr. Burns said,  "Lacrosse in Victoria needs reorganizing, and I understand that Rev.  W. W. Bolton, who is taking a leading part in the matter is proceeding  along that line. But does he know  anything about lacrosse? The man  who " undertakes the re-organizing  should be a lacrosse piayer, one' who  thoroughly understands the game,  and one who is a judge of lacrosse  players. Is Mr. Bolton a judge of lacrosse players? .In my opinion the  ideal man for thc position is Charlie  Cullin. - Chat lie is square, even to  his enemies."  If all plans carry that are now go-"  ing forward    the approaching season-  will see     Ian esse as firmly fixed in'  Washington's  catalogue of  sports as  is baseball,     and with its status as  an    amateur   -pastime solidly established.  Not only is there to be a local association with every feature of professionalism cut out, but it is hoped  there will be as well an international league, formed by the entrance oi  thc Seattle team into the British  Columbia league. The local association has been already incorporated, and preliminary arrangements for  admittance' into the British Columbia organization have been made.  Thc prime movers in the Seattle  organization arc H. E. Kennedy,  Councilman',, Billy Murphy, W. F.  Kennedy, of thc post-office department, Phil Servcy,, Dr. E.. M. J.  Shaw and Dr. Will Shannon. All are  lacrosse enthusiasts, and most of  them made records on this sHle of  thc line before taking up their homes  in Seattle.  Up to thc present lacrosse has  been very popular among Washington men who have a good  taste-for northern games, but its status has never been fixed. It.nas  been played along neither strict am.vL  teur nor strict professional. lines nor  has there been any regularity of  - games, exhibition events have been  pulled off from time to time under  no set management or direction.  There is still a strong faction m  which favors professional lacrosse,  and which made a fight .for professionalism when the proposition to  enter the British -Columbia league  was fust broached, but the only result of its insistence has been ' to  ccausc' those . inclined toward thc  amateur division of sportdom to  withdraw and organize the local  team which is to join hands with the  British Columbians. "At the same  time it is likely that the professional team will be organized and give  regular exhibitions during thc sea-  spn.���������ColonjsL.  THE   RING.  In connection with the announcement that John L. Sullivan intends  taking up his home in Portland during thc Lewis and Clarke Exposition  Dr. C. W. Cornelius, who was manager for the fallen idol of the iprize  ring in thc days" of his championship'  has been , telling some good stories  to the Evening Telegram, anent the  troubles of an imprcssario with a  pugilistic star. One of his stories  has a local side���������the scene being lajd  ill Viptoria.   Dr. Cornelius saysj  "It was in Victoria that Sullivan  almost got us "into international difficulties. J ohn was a little the  worse for liquor, but having been invited by some of the people of the  city to attend a banquet he was on  hand. That was five years before he  fought a. draw with Mitchell in  Trance, but there had been a "good  deal of talk about the two men just:  the same. In some way the name of  Mitchell was brought up at the fes;  tjve bpard. It was like' shaking a  red flag in the face of a bull. Sullivan rose, and as I remember, made  the solemn assertion that we Amerr  jeans'must stand together to whip  the Englishmen. There, were breakers ahead," but we hustled Sullivan  out of the room, apologize.l lor what  was not an intentional affront, and  squared up the   deal, but there wcre  Ladysmith north  to Union,  75 miles  or more.    Sufficient of them are developed and improved to insure     a  long lease of life to the mires     and  their extensions are now being operated.       For instance, the Extension  Mines,     11 miles     from Ladysmith,  from  which  the  highest grade coal  for domestic purposes on .the Pacific  coast is shipped, is "Known by borings  and     general   prospecting  to  extend  near to the city of Lad) smith.     As  representing  this   industry It might  be mentioned that the coal shipped  from the Island, to date, amounts to  19,940,587-tons, with aval/re of $60,-  203,285,      and  149,556  tons of <o:e,  with a value of $947,780, a total of  $61,151,065.  arc  tory���������Placer mining claims generally  for   are 100 ft. square,       entry fec$5, renewable yearly. On the North Saskat  sec- ,  Timber,  (b.) The value of-the immense timber resources     of, Vancouver Island,,  with its high class Douglass fir, cedar etc., has1 already been realized by  the great lumber-companies.-The Victoria Lumber Company, of Chemainus, has among its members shrewd"  Wisconsin and Michigan lumber kings  who  have     secured,   and  now  hold,  hundreds of millions of feet of splendid  timber and are continually ������������������ -increasing  thsir  holdings.    Iheir     export trade now running from 30,000,7  000-to 50,000,000     of feet per year  will no doubt. be largely increased by  the beginning of work on the Panama  '���������.nti',  for the demand, which will be  supplied largely from this section for  timber to uaa on the great work; will  amount to hundreds of millions     of  feet.     Other    companies,- Shawnigan  Lake,  Haslam and, other companies  axe turning out large', .quantities.  oi  lumber and shingles. "  Harbors and Waterways,  (c.)    Harbors- and waterways     in  compaction  with  Vancouver Island is  a subject understood much tetter by  men' who "go down to sea"     than  landsmen.   But opposite to the main-  facilities,     but not until these  provided can they ship out ore  treatment.     Another     mineral    a^, , ���������. , . ,.,      .  ���������������hewan River claims are either bar  tion is at the Campoell river   upon 'or benchj  the  former being 100    {eet  what is known aa the reserve of the l01 and exlending betwcen high and  E-. & N. grant. The total value of ]qw watcr mark The ]atter includes  the mineral product to date for Van- 'bat diggings> but extends back to the  couver Island and vicinity is givcu base of tfae hm or bank bufc not ���������.  by ^Provincial Mineralogist, Mr .'ceeding 1>00fl feet. where steam pow-  W. F.  Robertson, -as 275,322 tons of   c,r is used_ dahns m feet wWe  a value of $4,378,370.   .  Pottery Clay.  ,  The clay found     in the Extension  Mines' is regularly shipped to    Victoria to" the pottery works for    the  manufacture of sewer pipes and pot-,  tery of various'kinds.  ���������o���������  -Stone "and Lime.  Le obtained.  Dredging in th* rivers of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting the Yukon  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  t nly two leases of five miles each for i  a term of.twenty years, renewable in  the disc retion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The 1 essee's right is confined to the  submerged bed     or bars of the river  Magnificent'building stone, is found j below  iow water mark, and subject  at various' points.' The quarry      at t��������� the righls of a��������� perSQns who llave>  Duncan, lying contiguous to the    1l. 'or who may Teceive, entries for bar  &' N.  railroad,  furnishes high   class   diggincs or ben h claims, except on  building stone  that should  be in de- |the Saskatcln-wan  River,   where  the  mand where  heavy stone work is re- ]csse6 raay dlCJ?(lc to high water mark  quired, while lime quarries also   ex-'on each aitem<vte leasehold.  ist on the line of the railroad.  Good     Tne  lessee shall  have a dredge  in  brick clay is found in  Nanoose liar- operation within one season from the  bor above Nanaimo,  and    limestone  date of   thc lease for each five ;niles,  on the line, of the railroad, near    or  at' Es,quimalt Harbor.  ���������o���������  . ~   , Water Power.  but where a person  or company   has  obtained more than one lease       on*  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction  is  sufficient.   Rental,  $10    per  Of water power,     some very large annum for each mUe of rivec leased  and.permanent    streams are     found (Royalty at the rate of 2i per   cent  with   natural    falls  - snrru������   no-nin     can ��������� ���������11������������������4 i 11..    _..i._..i .������ u  abandoned,  and     open  to occupation  and entry by a free miner.  The boundaries ot 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 Northwest Territories, and within tlie Yukon  Territory,  are open to  prospecting for petroleum,  and the Minister  may reserve for. an. individual or company  having machinery on  the  lanti  to be prospected, an area of 1920 ac-  i res for such period as he may decide,  the length of  width shall not  exceet  throe times the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  in paying quantities, and satisfactorily establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding 640 acres, including the  oil well will he sold to the prospector at the rate of $1.00 per acre and  the remainder of the tract reserved  namely, 1,280 acres will be sold  at the rate of three dollars an  acre, subject to royalty-at such rate  as may be specified by order-in-coun-  cil.  J AS.   A.   SMART.  Deputy Minister of  thc Interior.  Department of the Interior,  PITHER & LEISER  Importers and wholesale* dealers in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS,  ETC.     Large stock always���������All    the leading brands.   We supply th*  principal   hotels and Saloons In Ladysmith.  ORDERS SOLICITED.  PITHER & LEISER, VICTORIA, B. C*  . I* r  -H  EB  1   '    " I  Union Brewing  NANAIMO,  B. C.  ���������  f������  flanufacturers of the.  with natural falls,-some again   can  without great expense be developed.  It seems safe to assume that great  water' power, can be secured, comparatively cheap, at various points  on Vancouver Island. Particularly is  this' the case in the northern part  of the Island.  collected  on the output after it   ex-  Agricuitural Wealth.  Agricultural development on   Vancouver    Island must be very     great  in the immediate future.     Tracts of  land" will each year be cleared     and  land and direct across from Vancou-) pilt into    crops if railway facilities  ver,      Oyster  Harbor  or  Ladysmith  ale giVen  to certain sections     that  Bay, has long been known as asafCjnow ftnd valuable farm lands too far  and commodious harbor.   It is    one  from markets.     Included in   farming  where large wharves are already es  tablished in connection with the coal  export trade     and with the freight  business, as the point of transfer by  the C.P.R. for the Island freight.- In  connection  with   this matter it     is  worthy of remark that for the last  three years the transfer barge - ' has  made its .daily trip and has rarely,,is  evsr, been delayed on account of bad  .weather  or'- unfavorable  conditions,  and has never met with an accident.  Nanaimo     Barber,-"' Departure Kay,  Chamainns and "other safe harbors are  found along     the coast. - Near J the  north end-of the island safe harbors  are found that may yet be used    as  last ports of call for steamers^gaA;-"  ing Victoria  for  the  Orient, " fast"  trains      connecting   from  Ladysmith  landing, or conveying to,  passengers  and mails.  , Fisheries.  The .waters of Vancouver Island  teem with fish. ITsning in vast quantities visit our shores. A profitable  trade in fisheries which includes, off  our more northern shores, halibat and  other deep sea fish, is being built up  and is capable of much greater development.  ���������o���������  (Continued nn Pn;>������ * \ ���������  RESOURCE Qtf VAN  gOlTV^ttlSLXSH  v<������m^  Vancouver     Island  offers  as  good  chances to the farmer, prospector or  investor as does any part of British  Columbia.    It is not easy to find a  section     of country that is exactly  right in all respects. It, is, perhaps,  impossible to find such a country, but  for     a fair chance to make a home  with  comfortable surroundings     the  section of country along the line of  the'Esquimalt and Nanaimp' Raifway  Js'wejl worth considering.   A few of  the  most   prominentj  of the  island's  productions  and     natural  resources  only are mentioned in this article,  r-O���������  Coal Deposits  (a.)   First among the natural    resources are the great coal measures  of Vancouver Island,  extending from  Mining.-  In connection with the mineral developments of the Island, it must be  understood that, only during the past  five years has any attempt at me|al  mining been made on a Iargfi scale.  On the West coast"of the Island, beginning at East Sopk," mineral " has  been found and small - shipments  made from San Juan, Port Renfrew,  Alberni, Uchueklesit, Clayoquoit,  ^Kennedy .- Lake;" Taferno Inlet, (Deer  !eifieelt)V^Bedweel_Sound,-: (Bear River), Trout River, Clayoquoit Sound,  Sidney, Inlet, Ahousett, Ahatlasett,  Nootka, Kyuquot and Quatsino,  while .in the middle of the Island at  Central lake a large deposit of min:  eral. has recently been discovered!  The sch'ist beds lying "to" the sputh  of tlie coal measures and commonly  known as the Mt, Sicker schist- belt,  extends from ;Mt, ; Sickpr up o to the  Namiimo Lake's" which has been opened and.worked at, seven,points, . a  distance of 40 miles: Namely, Mt.  Sicker, Mt. Brenton, Chemainus; Ma-  juba, Rhinchardt, Nanaimo Lakes,  and Englishmans River. Owing' to  the fact that thc land is heavily  timbered, prospecting is necessarily  slow and expensive, great importance must he attached to the cuj;-  |,ing of j4:ajls inland 'f,i-oir( the ra'^lr  rqjid. "As (he. rc'sujt; of supli a trail,  tlivee years ago, from.. Ladjsmith fi  pjilPS put, several, mmeyal locations  liave been made in that vicinity, including the Maiuba, and extending  west to the Rhinchardt and Nanai-  Lakes property. It would' appeal'  to be of the first importance to cut  trails in order to open up the country to the prospector! - The opening  up of this mineral belt and ��������� the development of the mineral claims will  follow the construction of. a. bran6\\  road) ajid the" route ''from. ''Mt. SjckeV  apd_"Mt! Brenton up the Chemainus/  valley appears the most feasible" as  it would.follow along the line of Vho  claim? mentioned to the Nanaimp  Lftkes, on to and including Alberni,  It js stated (.hat the N-anaim.0.  Lakes properties have large showings of ore and would undoubtedly  make producing mines  with railroad  stock raising is becoming a marked  feature in Island development. High  grades; of cattle are being raised  from inported stock, and the butter  and cheese of Vancouver Island is  now" well known for'its high grade.  / Hunting and Fishing.  The big game of Vancouver Island  has not been hunted extensively and  is. abundant in certain sections. Deer  and other four-footed game is found  in all parts of the-Island. Ducks,  geese,. - pheasants, grouse and quail  are to be found in season in. numbers that gladden the heart of the  hunter.- With the development that  will result from' the extension of  the .lines of the E. & N. Railway,  North Vancouver Island will increase  its wealth many fold. Mines wil.1 be  opened and other natural sources of  wealth now valueless, will, with  transportation, soon prove to the  world that as a whole there is no  other part of the rich Province of  British Columbia that can equal  Vancouver Island.  SYNOPSIS     OF    REGULATIONS  FOR DISPOSAL OF .MINERALS..  ON BjOMINIQN LANDS IN, MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES     AND   THE YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at, (10 per acre -for soft'coal and $20  tor anthracite. ..Not more than 320  acres can b* acquired by one individual or comply. Royalty at the rate  of ten cents'per ton of 2,000 pounds  shall be collected on the gross output.   ��������� ���������:'���������;-;���������  ���������Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  and qvier and joint stock ��������� companies  folding free milters* certificates ma/  obtain entry for a mining" lp.ca.tion.  A fret ni^ei'* certificate is granted,  for one or mof* years, pot exceeding  five years, upon payment in advance  $7.50 per annum for an individual,  and from /S50 to $100 per annum for  a cornpanjf.according to capital.  a! fre* r miner, having  discovered  mineral in 'place,' may locate a claim  1,500x1,500/feet by marking out the  same wltjT two legal posts, bearing  location notices', one at each end   on  the line of .the lode or vein.  The claim shaft be rejpftrd/pd. within  filtepp. day* if located within ten  mjles qf a mining recorder's office, one  additional d������y allowed for every additional ten miles or traction. The  Tee for recording a claim is $5.  At least; $100 must be expended  on the claim each year or paid to  the mining recorder in , lieu thereof.  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with.  other requirements, purcl^asi"th* IaLri<|  at .$l.QQ,'aji'acr.^'  Permis.sio}������ may be granted uy the  Minister   of  ; the Interior vto  locate  claims containing iron and tnic&, also  copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  area hot exceeding 160 acres.  The patent far a mining location  shall provide for the payment of a  Royalty of 2������ per cent, of thc sales  of the products of the location.  Placer     Mining���������Manitoba and the  .T., excepting the Yukon Terri-  ceeds $10,000,  Dredging 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 lessec-s right is confined to th*  submerged bed or bars in the river  below low water mark, that boundary to b* fixed by its position on the  lstday of August in the year of the  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from the  date of the lease, and one dredge for  each five miles "within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile for  first year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer   mining.  Placer Mining in thc Yukon Territory���������Creek,     gulch,   river and hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet    in  length, measured on the-base line or  general direction of the creek or gulch  the width   being from 1,000 to 2,000  feet. All other placer claims shall bo  250 feet square.  Claims are marked by^ two legal  posts, one at each end, bearing notices. Entry must be obtained within ten miles of mining Recorder's office. One extra day allowed, for each  additional ten miles or fraction.  Thc person or company staking a  claim must hald a free miner's certificate.  The discoverer of a new mine is entitled to a claim / of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party"*consists of  two, 1,500 feet altogether, on the out  put of which no royalty, shall be  chargen, the rest of th* party ordinary claims  only.  Entry fee, $16.   Royalty at the rate  of two and one-half per cent, on the"  value of the gokl shipped from     the  Vukon Territory to be paid to    the  Comptroller.  No free miner shall receive a grant  of more than one mining claim     on  eaeh separate river, creek or gulch,  but the same miner may _hold     any  number of claims by purchase,     anil  free minprs 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^lue of at least $200.     j  A certificate that work has      been'  done must be'obtained each year;    if j  not, the claim A.t\l be deemed to   be "  Any  BEST BEER  In British Columbia  Kind  of  Job  TTTT1TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT  Lager Beer and] 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 and^conviction any pereon or persona  destroying Union Brewing Company's kege or bottles, or failing to return the same.  Done Promptly and  WELL  At  -v.  THE  LEDGER  Office  On 1st  Avenue  All Work  easonable  Done at  Rates  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made to order and Repaired at short notice.     Drill Sharpened   y   c  alwayecives satisfaction.    Picks bandied and repaired.  Ships mi thing in all its  Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   -  .-    -   - Ladysmith, b. C  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE BEST MEATS  IN THE MARKETS.  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE PROM EAST OP THE  ROCKIES. YOU WILL GET THE BEST IP YOU BUY FROM US.  PANNELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK,  GATACRE  STREET,!  LADYSriITH, B C  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������t������.  \x  LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO  *%,  PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE   MOVED  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  *'       ' *  I Delivered in Any Part of th City  EyeryAfternoon  *  *  I  I  *  r  ������  *  *  Stables in'rear of ladysmith Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abbottslord.  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I/nf^lB    DAILY    LEDO KR  z  as  LOCAL  A SNAP���������.n. good English Piano by  a first-class maker In p rfi b order  For $100.00. A Mason and Hamlin  Organ for $125.00. Apply  A. F.- OWEN,  Piano  Tuner - Abbotsford Hote.  STRAYED OR STOLEN���������From Oyster Bay a light gray mare, well  short, in good condition, has a long  1 ail, in colt, name Bessie.Such information as will lead to her rcco-vciy  will be thankfully received by Mrs.  Code.   Addicss Ladysmith,  B. C.  LOST���������Between Ledger office and the  Bunker Grounds,   small,   open-faced  silver watch    with name engraved  Finder please return to the Ledgei  0/hce.  Mr.  and Mis.  J.  Adam came bac  from Nanaimo on the morning train  Scveial   weddings  ai e  repoited    as  bfing booked  for  the near future.  (Continued from: page three.)  some aiiMous moments.  The incident will be lemembeied by  old timcis. The bamjuet in question  \\j.& held at the Clarence hotel, then  ne.\t to the Drraid the swell hostelry ol the city. The late Win. aiaj-  Nine, who was a little bit of an Irishman, sternly called him to older  ^aid McNifl, and he meant c.eiy  v'.onl he said' "1 dont caic two pins  u > ou are John L Sullnan, y ou 11  na\c to keep quiet and bcla\c youi-  sclf or I'll put \ou out myseli."  ���������o���������  The Sayeis-Ryan  bout at  Whiting  Park,  Hot    Springs,   Aik.,  on Tues-  DOMINION  FAIR.  The executive of the Dominion fair  at New Nestininstci  is making    ar-  raiigciiienis foi attractions at the exhibition   that   will   cdipse   anything  hithcito held     in the west.   Among  fhese the sporting e\cnts will hold a  foremost  position,   boili   rn   interest  and magnitude.    Preparations are being made foi a great laciossc tournament,  which  will  be second to none  ever  hold rn  Canada.    Not  less���������probably, moie���������than three teams     will  lake     pait,     and not leas than live  matches  will   be  played.    The  Royal  Agricultural   and   Industrial   Society  is  akeady  in communication       with  some of the crack teams of the east,  among  them being thc Shamrocks of  Montreal,  the  Coniwalls,  the Brant-  foids, the Capitals of Ottawa,      and  *!*���������%*��������� jp'-Tp*' -^^* -    -  w  (  W1I1I1C1.  ���������O���������  BASEBALL.  Dr. QuLnlan returned to Ladysmiih  last evening affei a \ciy successful  business tiip to Cumberland and  Union whi'ic he has a large dental  piacticc.  Mis. B   Weinrobe is expected home  today   fiom   Union   wheie   she     has  been   spending    a   few   weeks.     Mis'-  Woiniohc has gone up lo look    aftci  Uie  store  at   that  place  owned     by  Mi.  Weinrobe.  .    o   Mr.   Johnson  and  his  fainilv,  who  hajie been   living  on   Roberts  stiiet  some   months,   moved   back   to   thru  old  home  in   Nanaimo  today,   where  Mr. Johnson has secured employment  in the   mine.   a  The loss lcpoilcd in another col  unin, of the Marge Georgian, is i<  sewne one, as the machineiy will  which she was loaded is a very e\  pensive lot foi I he Union Mines  Tins will no doubt delay woik in  Union.  WORK TOMORROW.  Thcie will he woik ui thc rnincj? to  morrow and Sal unlay. The Tit^ni  is due on Mondav to load Other  ships arc e\pecled Ihioughe-iit the  weelc.   o   The Rolston Hardware store is,  under its present management, n;e1  ting in u;oo(l shape foi the spring ami  summer liade. The stock in sonn  lines will he considerably incieased  The store piosetils an attractive ap  peaianee. Few, if any, baidwaii  stoics on Vancouver Island cai  make a better showing in geneia!  stock, than can the one on High  stiscl. Anotlici thing that please*-  thc cuslomeis i.s the strictly courteous attention any customcL who en-  teis  the stoie, leceives.    .  Harold Chase, fust baseman of  the  Los  Angeles baseball team,  who  i'as dialled by Claik U/fillitb, manager  of      the    New  Yoik   American  Jub, has decided to remain on the  .'acilic Coast, and has signed a con-  iract to play with the Los Angeles  team  during   the coming season.  JUS  PIT1FIL STll'EENI).  i altiinoic,   Match  22���������.Manager   Kcl-  .a.l club   made a statement here lo-  ay to the cheer that he had received  . notification from the owners of thc  -i.u that  a   lie wished  lo icta.n the  ii.'iiagement   of the cluli he must a -  c'pl a ieduction  of $0,51)1)  in his sa  aiy,   he  promptly  declined   the     ic-  uictioii.  ���������o���������  SEATTLE  SPORTS.  ' \\h,it with then soccer learn, Ihen  iiilel team and llieir lacrosse (cam  he peuiilc ot Sea I tic will soon he  ��������� tilisli in theii spoils. According  o the Seattle P-1-. the city it speak  <i Las an amateur loam which m-  I'lids to leinain sluctly ainaleiii,  ml which is anxious foi the foima-  ion ot an  international league.  .  da) night, went 20 rounds to a dc-' others. Two ol these teams will in  crsron, and was witnessed by a large , all "probability be present, and will  ciowd. Ryan, who loiced the light- 'Play the Westminster boys. , It is  ou.i  pjibpop siiA\. 'inioir oi|i uio.ij Sii.i   hoped by the executive of the,society  that the Vancoiner team will also  tal.e part, but at present it rs' impossible to say what the relations between it and the Westminster teajin  will be this season. Meanwhile developments are being watched with  in I crest.  The Society is also endeavoring to  anange lor a, great   regatta,  a notable fcatuic of which will be races between   Edwaid   Scholcs. of  Toronto,  the  piesent  amateur  champion  oarsman of     the     world,      and   Edward  Towns,   the   champion,   and   Charles  Sianburv,     ex-champion,  at   present  j  residents of Australia     Indian     war ]  ���������. anoe laces on a, huge scale will also  oe a fe.ituie of the afiair,  which will  he one of I he largest ever held m the  west. c  Mr.   It. .1.  Burde,  press agent    for  'he Dominion  exhibition,   reports  the  irogress of another  attiaetion      for  Uie comiiio   fail      Sii.cc  being       appointed he has placed himself in conr-  mwiication   with   editors   throughout  :he province, and has asked their opinions  on  the advisability ot  holding  a newspaper convention in New West-  iinsler  dtiiiiin   the  picgiess of    the  nonunion exhibition.  12 Corduioy Suits, 2 piece.  Regular price $3.75. Sale  price   $1.50  30 Suits irr Tweed, Serge and  Fancy Worsted., Regular $3.50  to $4.00. . Size 22 to 28. 2-  piece. Sale price  $2.2:")  24 Youths' Suits, 27 to 33, 3  piece, worth from $1.73 to  $0.50. Our price for this  week   $3.50  Dr. R. B. Drer may be found at  his office, at any time through the  day or evening. Bridge or crown  work as good as thc best and at reasonable prices. It is not a practice  foi a few days ol weeks only that  Dr. Dier is establishing, but ano  that will cause him to' be a permanent resident of Ladysmith. Office, on  High Street, next Weinrobe's.  NOTICE.  (Dissolution of Partnership.)'  The partnership heretofore subsisting between Chu Ming" and Chu Lung  Ho. of Extension, B.C., trading under the firm name of Wing Sang &  f'o., has been dissolved. ,  'Iho busrness will in future be conducted under the sole management of  Chu Lung llo, who assumes all lia-  !,ililies of the late firm, and tow-horn-  all outstanding debts must be paid.  CHU LUNG HO.  Dated Extension., B.C., Feb. 29th,  1905. N  Lowest Prioe  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist      K  All  woik guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.  High St. *" Ladysmith  OPEN AT ALL HOURS.  .11  Store closes at six o'clook every evening except Salurdiiy.  DRYSDILE���������STEVEHSOH  8>.     Ladysmiih  HAY, GRAIN AND  f ARM PKODUtl  Ordeis will be delivered anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's, on the  Esplanade.  JAS. WARNOCK.  On Dry Goods, Furnishing Goods,  Hats, Boots and Shoes.  Our new lines of Boots and Shoes  are arriving daily. \rVe can suit you  in quality and price,       \  Your attention  is  invited  to a fine  lot of Dress Goods just received.  y  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd.  GATACRE ST,.  LADYSMITH  I-OOTI'.ALL.  EVERYBODY      VILL  Thc management of the Duncans  Agricultural Association intend making a special effort to have theii fall  exhibition eclipse all others m point  ol attractiveness this year. It is  felt, that an Island show, such as is  given at Dunums, cm this year l.e  made a very special success, and  fanners and meichants .will be asked  to join hands, with. Duncans .so that  one of the best   shows cvei   gnen at  that enterprising E.  jesult.  & X. town ma\  "NIT."  It is just as well  to have some decision of character     As an example,  why should  one study for ten  minutes as to -vvbether he  "frogs'.'     or  '���������'solos?"     Crisp business men do not  do things in this way;  they waste no  words. ' It  is     said that  Alderman  Beveridge said to Mr.  H.  Reifel, his  co-owner in  the "has>been"   Central  Hotel, under lease,  arid  burned down  Tuesday night:  "Rebuild?"  "Nit."  And  it was settled.  RUSSIAN'S  AT DAWSON.  A" despatch   from   Dawson,      under  Tuesday's   date  says:    Kifle'cn      Russians  arrived   yesterday,   saying   I hey  arc  the advano?     guar    of  10H   more  who are under contract  by the Klondike mines  railway.     Major   Wood, a  commissioner,   is   investigating      the  case.     Probably  all will   be sent out  of  the country as  soon as  they     arrive. Importing      alien   labor    is  strictly  against, the laws  of  Canada.  The men who bail rrom Douglas  and Juneau walked over the While-  Pass Railroad, and were- sent down  from While Horse on a private stage  at $.10 a head.  /oi   a considerable   length   of   tune  e  local   lootballers  have  been   lein-  g out   icmil.iilv    to  piacticc,   [.rearing  Tor  the  big game with      the  ..uiisoii   on   S'alnrd")      '\ Ins   match  uie senii-linal for the Yanenuvri Is-  and championship, and it, will, with-  hiL doubt,  be veiy closely contested  e  1 ad\ smith  men  aic now   -n   line  h rpe foi  play.    In their recent places   they   ha\c   been   (levelling   much  itention  to  combiiulic it,  <mk1  is   'a  .suit,     "11 cy  have   i.ecome  \cry   clb-  iout   ,n  this  line of the game   'lliev  ��������� 1!   meet   thc  Vict on?   men  on  Sat-  nlav with the full intention of mak-  itjthc hairiest   possible stn-ggle for  honors     In  older that all  mav ha\e  in oppoitunny      of    witnessing  the  air.e the kick-ofl  hrs been  timed  Foi  0 shaip     All who take an interest  n  this splendid  sport should  not fiu  to make an  cfloii   to see the match  I pi<,ii, se   '(        ' * " "'' ' "c moan 111_  teiesling  seen  heie  for  along   trmr  The team  >ull  1c pic'.-ed this cven-  ng  and  will  be  published  in  tomor-  -ovv'5 Lcdacr.   Tonight the last piae-  ���������ice   will   la'.c  place and  all  jlayeis  ��������� ill  oblige bv tuin ng out.  Colds  It ahonld be borne in mind that  every cold weakens the lungs, lowers the vitality and prepares the  system for the more serious dis- ���������  esses, among which arc the two-  greatest destroyers of human life,  pneumonia and consumption  Chamberlain's  Cough Remedy  has woo 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.   -  I  Somj good Residences For Sale  Call and get particulars.  Agency of the Esquimalt  fcc Manaimo Ry. Co!s  City Property  JOIINSTl WAkT P.O. Box 268  32E  ;ed  'Mm- q5. .My of our feed is unsurpassed, and a trial older'of the  the tiillov 1 lg will convince you:, Bran, Shoils, Meddlings, Chop,  Oilcake, etc.  Grain  CO\'\ ICYW'CLJJG  f  I? I RE,   LIFE   AND  ACCIDENT  INSURANCE.  NOTARY. PUBLIC.  IADV8MIIH SHAVING  PARIORS^  HIGH STREET.  :���������:���������: Best in the City :���������:���������j  SUCHARD.  [SU-SHAR]  is the word to use when  asking  for  cocoa or Milk Ohocolat e.  I  1  I  W.T. HEDDLEv CO.  Vl'liams' Block  ILady smith.  Particular Groc������rs.  Telephone 1   -^-<-  A   fine fat  panther, eight feet long,  was  killed  at  Lungford  by  Mr.     Jo.  se|)h   Rie-lnirds.     He had   been    living  hest  "f   the  land of late, prin-  ipally   lambs,   and   the   dogs   of  on  ic  community had been given  elit for his bad acls. The  now   resloi-'i'il   to   favor.  the    ei'e-  dogs  are  ** Plans,   Specifications  and   De-  *��������� tails     furnjsheiH  for all kinds  *��������� of work in the CARPENTER  '* Line  ���������* C.   B.   ROBELEE,   Carpenter  ** and  Joiner,      2nd  ave,  Lady-  ** smith,   B.   C.  S.S.  Muriel   took on   fuel  at  bunkers   this  morn ing.  the  ������������  .*  ������*  ���������*  **  ��������� ������  ���������*  KKEEEaEESsraasirawaBHiHS^^  rim 11 or  FLOWER, FIELD AND GAi  len  Esclmtlots,   Cabbage  and Tomato puts.  Orders  taken for   Roses, Ornamental   and |  Fruit trees.  Schooner Alexander has completed  her cargo mid is. ready for sea. '.  ���������   ���������   ���������  Tug Czar was in port with the  Transfer this morning. The tug took  on   fuel   l.e'ore  leaving.  ���������      ���������      ���������  S.S. Stanley Dollar was in for  bunker coal this morning. The Stanley i-: hound for Kobe, Japan, with a  c nl .'abraii'd cargo consisting of M00  tons of lead and a large quantity of  bailey.  ������     ���������     ���������  .II.   S. RESTRICTIONS.  Dealers in   Pianos and  Organs.  Ladysmith, B. C.  1 assure   you, Madam,  the-  EMPIRHaud PUOVnCR  aie (he     best you can    get, C 1   run  MADE  IN  LADYSMITH  BOOKS FOiR  Sale  &   Exchange  ���������At���������  HOY'S BAKERY  10c.  and 15c.  J. PifBCY AND CO.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria,  B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  of  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  c    '' '.   '   PANTS,.   '������������������/'';'    ; '  SHIRTS. ETC.  is something you must have  and  a c'aiload  of  Wheat,   Oats,    Indian Corn, and Clacked Corn   just ai rived.  Hav  ���������r  This time of the year, good    Hay is  hard  to get,  but we    have  still on hand a few tons of tb e Best Timothy-Hay. v j, .  Give us a trial and < you will   find price arid quality correct.  BL-H1R St KT3H7^\  CARLISLE,    BLOCK  If  in  M^the  k|>   Examinations   and sight  tests free'  ilfot chaige.  nEADACHEX-  result of eys    stiaining, cuied  AT  Ib.forcimher^  as  %1RST   AVE.  -������^1 &&���������& &  vi/  a>  \������/  m  0/  iti  m  m  WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, OPTICIAN ?5  X X X LADYSMITH ^  Stock TakinO  1st   1 venue,   Ladysmith  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLA.IR  &  ADAM,   <;ts'fn  All work first-class at THE CHRY  STAL,   VICTORIA.  As a result of  investigations  arising  out  of the Slocum  elisaster,    the  j department of  navigation  at     Washington,      D.C.,   has   made  important   ferry  boats   must  be   equipped    with ���������  ! changes  in  the rules as  to safety re-   life  preservers   proportionate   lo    the  boats; kapok life preservers anil  loose granulated cork are prohibited  in lifeboats and liferafts: all passenger steamers must be.provided with  fire, buckets, barrels and axes; lamp  lockers and oil rooms must be provided with steam lire branches and  be metal lined; all hose connections  after. March 1st must be United  States standard pipe thread; portable fire extinguishers, according to  tonnage of vessel must be provided;  fire hose must be tested up to 100  pounds pressure to the square, inch;  and fire mains must be on all decks;  at Colston's  PUI'TINO ON  NEW PAPERv  is  Uie mest clFccfcive anJ  most economical   method   of   improving       and  brightening   up   the   interior  appearance of your dwelling.  From   the  many  beautiful  patterns  ���������maiiy of them .ex-elusive���������in" our new  line,   w;c are certain  you  can select  exactly the right paper to suit your  taste, and  purse.    Let us  show you  our handsome array of styles.  HARRY KAY  Dinner and Tea Sets  $10.00  Dinner Sets, 97  pieces;  now  ���������         ;  513.00 Dinner Sets, 97 pieces,  now    ;   $15:t)0 Dinner Sets, 97 pieces, now   $20.00  Dinner Sets, 97  pieces,  n ow     $25.10   Dinner Sets,  115   pieces,    now    .............  $35.00   Dinner Sets,  98  pieces,   now  .:��������� .'.   Watch our Window for I. O. C. Lines  $ 7.00  ,. t>;oo  .. 10.00  ... 15.00  .. 18.00  . 25.00  ifl  m  si  'ft  >1  n  ���������a  'til  ���������/h  '���������Cf\  '���������'4  ���������I  - '  it >1  * i  '��������� if  I'" '   .  f-'.-:.-i  1'  MEAT    flARKET  On 1st Avenue  v. >|  ' iff  eo. Roberts   -   - _    Proprietor  At Morrison's, Ladysmith,-B. C.  OHS^gmgfiOlSggl'i  c|uirements  for steam  vessels carry-  h ing "passengers.    Some   of   tlie    more  I j important  changes  are  as   follows:���������  I Metal  airtanks  are required   in    life-  tl.O. MILES  Contractor arid Builder  number     of square feet, of passenger I  deck service;   the  flashing  of  search-   REPAIRING   of   all  kinds   promptly  lights     i���������  a pilot-house'   of  passing     tlended to      Sh      Q0 Qatacre ' st-  vessels is prohibited. ���������.   -  i  HOTFL  LADYSMITH  RATHS���������$1.00      per    day.      Finest  Wines,  Liquors  and  #igan.  First Avenue, Ladysmith, B. O.  j. D. CI WHITE.  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Rules .fl.25 iifd^.LDO���������  rse bus to all ilftRitjWoBt.  laKtlingef f nd  railway depoto.    Klecfr-c crrt *vciy tiic  nai������ut.Q9   to all  (tula  ef   tlae  eily.    Kur  arrd table uRexcallMl.  F. *ATNE������, Trmpri^fr,  ABBOTT ST.,    VANCOUVER,  B.C.  m  bW'  B  ������ite>-;  ���������.'im

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