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 ���������j*j?-=E'W'     t'^'-"  '' :>**?**  :';;/*:'i--.!4 :  -^Mlfc-j.  Lad yshith Daily Ledger  ii I  .*;&! 'ia I7|^,. #.  "   i  M^ 28 1905  I**  VOL: 2,  MONDAY, MARCIT'27,   1905.  ^N^������"  >"  PR ICE FlVE"tTHc*P6~*  VICTORIA GARRISON,  LADYSMITH SENIORS  :/-"������*.*������������������  A Splendidly   Contested  Game  Results in a Draw With Score  of Three All    ^  Saturday's Match Was; the Most  Interesting Ever Witnessed  in This City  was without doubt thc most   forwards got hold of the leather and  football     ever   . rushed it in fine form down the field  i  ,  What  interesting  game of  played in  this city  took  place      on  the bunker grounds on Saturday af- j  iernoon last,   when  the local senium '  mot the Uarrison in the long-iooKeu-  iqr match.  Fiom start to finish the game never once iaciieu interest ami was conies tea iu a thoroughly sportsmanlike  AIMED THE BOMB BADLY  THE   CHIEF  OF PO  LICE OF WARSAW  ESCAPES  BUT  BADLY  WOUND  ED BY SPLINTERS  FROM CARRIAGE  PARISIAN WRECKED BADLY  WHILE PICKING UP  A PILOT IN HALT  FAX HARBOR  side left shot; but it went wide. The  The Garrison custodian, in kici.ing  off, serrt the ball flying down the  field, and Matthews, getting possession, took it down and scor-jd for the  visitors  with  a neat shot.  After      the kick-off the local men  went to  work fast and furious    and  n,il"el- s._   speedily got thc leather to their op-  Tiie team brought up by the vi  tors was a strong one, consisting of  inch who Know Uie game ilioiougniy.  \viule their forwards played a go������.a  combination game, their lull bac.s  ami goal-Keeper were thc stars oi  the aggregation; their play was perfect.  The Ladysmith men put  lip a haid,  strong game, and considering     that  sonic oi  the' players had only    just  come ironi  their  work,   they deserve  praise for maKing such a line shoeing,    lhe play of the home forwaids  was good throughout the game, their  combination     being     at times well  nigh  perfect.   The Ladyeaiith   bac.s  put up a pretty, reliable game,     although  their work could ha'rdly    be  considered  so pretty  as the play  of  the Garrison men in that position.  The    play of  the Ladysmith hali-  ���������backs was at times rather too rough,  although occasionally some exceedingly  pretty  work  was  done by    Hailstones, Morrison and Gilmour.  . The    game   ended in a draw,  thc  score standing three all.   This counts  as a point  to each team in the Vancouver  Island league,  so thc  winner  of. the match that is to be played be-  ,   tween these' two teams on Saturday  next at Victoria will hold the championship of tlie  Island and be entitled  to play the Vancouver team     at  the 'ic-rininal City.   The teams linod  up as follows:  Garrison���������Goal,   Worall;   fill-backs,  Byrne and Williams; half-backs, Ford  Paley (capt.), and Provins; forwards,  '.Hazelwood,. Consta-bfe, Simons, Crisp  and Matthews.  Ladysmith���������Goal, E. Nimmo; fullbacks, C. McClutchie and J. Nimmo;  half-backs, A. Morrison, P. Gilmour  and A. Hailstones; forwards, J.  Blundell, McMillan, J. Adam, Graham  and  Sanderson.\  The home team won the toss   and  decided  to play  up the field  in the  first half.    At  the kick-oll  the    soldiers took -the ball quickly down the  field,   and   there  was  a bit of a tussle in close proximity  to the Ladysmith  goal,  but  one of  the  visiting  forwards sent the ball out of      the  field.   Morrison threw, but fouled in  doing so.    A free kick taken by Williams     again  sent  the  ball   to   the  goal,  where another struggle     took '  place.    The  home  forwards  got    the  leather and worked it up to the visitors'      goal.   Several  times it was  forced very  near  the line,  and     the  Garrison-      t/oal-keeper      repeatedly  made some  very pretty stops.     The  soldiers  were eventually  forced     to  send      the  ball  behind.    The corner  kick   was   taken   by   Sanderson,   who  serrt  the sphere square  --o tl.c centre  and   for some  time  it.  looked      very  much as    though it would be forced  through.    Finally,  however,   the  visiting  backs got possession, and prettily  passed   to  the forwards,       who  rushed it up  the f-eld.  The home in-  agairr.    Very  fierce  were  the   scrambles at the home goal after this, -but  a shot from  one  of  the  soldier  forwards went  wide of the mark.    The  goal   kick  was  a poor  one and    the  Garrison again  brought  the  ball    to  the    mouth   of   {he  Ladysmith  goal.  After another hard fight, the    home  Warsaw,    March  27.���������(1.50  p.m.)���������  Baron Von    Noltken; chief of   police  of Warsaw, who was injured by   the  explosion of a bomb yesterday   owes  his life to the bad aim of his assailant,  who threw  thc bomb behind the  carriage  instead   of   underneath.   The  body of Von-Noltken is full of splin^  tcrs-of the bomb.   His assailant has  not yet been     ariested.      The man  who previously threw a bomb    into  the police station at Priga,  a   suburb  of  Warsaw,   injuring  six   policemen, is believed  to be dying.   He refused to re-.eal his  identity, but declared himself  to be n socialist:  The  greatest excitement  prevails through  out this city,  u '���������   ALBINO        RAMMED  HER SO BADLY SHE  SUNK AT-DOCK  THE  RIVER  MEN HAVE  M1RACU  LOUS ESCAPE FROM  TUNNEL  -y      f  BOARDING HOUSE DE-  B Y FIRE  20 feet in air af  ti<:r4-ofeetof  '   '     ' 1������   ���������  WATER  Halifax, N.S., March 20. ���������While New York, March 27.���������Pour.' men,  the Allan LineVsteamer Parisian was who were at work in the forward  entering  the harbor    this afternoon, Icompartment of the railroad  tunnel,  she slopped  to pick up a pilot. Dir- 11,!nder |he cast., river- between/Brook--  ectlv   bv her stern   was  the  German  TRACK  AND FIELD.  po'nents'  goal,   where-after a   firece  struggle Graham sent it  through.  The Gairison added one more to  their score between this and half  time.   After thc second goal to the .���������  credit of the visitors the play of the   centered ' on one great ambition,  swift. The for  Eight years  home team was very  wards repeatedly worked the ball up  the  field,      but  the Garrison  tacks  were impassable.   In-this part of the  game the home forwards were playing  splendid  combination,   the. whole  five  working  in a way that continuously dieted applause. Morrison and  Crisp had  a collision,  the  latter  receiving- the home half-back's    foot in  his face     l?lay was stopped for    a -  time,  but the  injured man soon    recovered and  the game was resumed.  No     further score was made before  the     whistle  was  sounded  for half-  time,  although   en  several  occasions  the ball  was very near crossing the  home     scoring     line.      It no doubt  would have clone    so Iliad it not been  for the quick work of the home backs.  At     thc sound of the whistle -   tho  score stood, Garrison 2; Ladysinithi.  At the commencement  of  the  second half the rain fell in tofients and  the  large  puddles  that were dotted  over the fieldMrom the start of the.  gamc increased in size, and many   a,  soldier and  civilian  player    had  the  pleasure of a cold bath.   Undaunted,  however,  by the inclemency of     the  weather, the play started with light*-  ening*-li!-:e     rapidity,  the home men"  a hard struggle the spldieis got pos-  taking the ball down the field, Af^er  session and dribbled up.   They made  two or three unsuccessful shots, and  eventually Hailstones sent tJhe leather  Hying:  down,   the home  forwards  taking     it neatly     to the opposing  team's goal. \   They, however, were  unable to pass the two bucks,     who  again sent the. ball  back.   The home  backs had hard work to keep the.ball  from passing the line..  They- eventually-managed to pass it to tli2 halfbacks and  Hailstones   took  it down,  but agairr the home boys.wcre unable  to pass Boyne and Williams;:-   Once  more the leather  was  returned      to  the   Ladysmith goal/and Crisp finally ^got possession and sent it through  the posts bringing the score up     to  three for the visitors.  It now  wanted fifteen minutes   to  time,   but  the  home boys  were     by  no  means'disheartened.-by the state  of      affairs.    On   the contrary,   they,  stimulated  by  the encouraging chsers  from  the spectators,  forced thc play  in  fine style,  and  in  a few minutes  Adam secured the ball and, splendidly backed  by the remainder of     the  team,  took it     with an iircsistable  rush   to  the soldiers'  goal  and  sent  it  through.  After the kick-ofi' the locals again  fine form the visiting defence, who  several I inns were obliged to resort  to corners l0 protectvtheir goal. But  went hard to work and pressed ia  Blundell eventually got hold of the  pigskin and, amid the deafening cheer  of the spectators, sent it over the  line with a pretty shot, this tieing  the score.    Shortly after  this     the  whistle     sounded,   no  further  having- been made.  score  of determined elYort,  t-'-e  smashing of the world's record,  brought a grand reward to Wesley W.  Coe, -jr.-, recently, when he registered 49 feet, 1 7-8 inches in the Hi-lb.  shot-putting contest, exattly 1 7-f������  inches more than any other athlete  ever did.  The new World's record was made  in the openjjames of the Lawrence  Life Guards Athletic Association, at  Medford.^Iass., and the mighty effort of the SomeVville boy was witnessed by a large gathering of athletes, including the famous Ralph  Rose, the Californian who niade a  new world's record l~st July, only  to have his figures surpassed again"  by. Hergan, the Irishman, a few days  later. ^  Rose was astonished nt the ease  with which Ctoe pushed the padded  shot, and when the announcer proclaimed the distance on bis linalef-  fort as 49 feet 2 1-4 inches, the big  Westerner said that Coe was good  for several inches more, and this  opinion of the former record-holder  was shared in by 'officials, who had  charge of the contest.  Fot eight     long years, in fact ever  since \he    realized that' he could put  the shot with   any degree of success,;  Coe    determined io continue, his en-.  dcavors until.he   carried the world's  title.   AgaHMt the world's-; mightiest"  athletes     Coe was invited to battje,  and lie never   hesitated to accept the  defy.   Throughout     the East lip was  feared-  as no     other.shot-putter has  been since   the days of George Gray,  fn the west he was looked upon as a  wonder until Rose loomed into -view*.  Across the Atlantic Coe smashed collegiate and university .records galore  and when he .left     Oxford University  a few years ago the students regretted his    departure not a little, as ire  was     one     of the greatest all-round  men who ever     wore the blue of old  Oxford.   It     was    Cae's work" in the  shot-put and hammer   throw    which  gave the    final victor.- to Oxford over Cambridge in the dual track meeting of 1902.  Year after year Coe plug-ged along  with his training and preparations  for the highest honor possible in the  shot-putting line. More than 150  prizes are displayed in the Somer-  ville boy's collection, and the trophies include several ehimpicnship  emblems, gold watches, diamond-  studded charms, huge silver trophies  and the dark-blue ribbon of Oxford.  The- new champion is twenty-live  years old, and claims Boston as h-s  native city, although he resides in  Somerville. After completing his  srammcr school courses the young  athlete decided to fit for college, anil  he prepared at several schools, in  eluding- Frye's, Hopkinson, and Noble and Greenough.  steamer Albano.   The latter signalled that she would pass astern,   but  instead of doing so, she rammed the  stern  of the Parisian.     The ship   at  once began making water.   The captain     headed    her for her dock, and  reached   it safely.     Passengers,   baggage .and  mails were hurriedly landed,''and  pumps set to work to   keep  the water down.     Lhey were success  fill  in this  for a while,  hut  the bulkhead   blew  oft' and   let. the  water  in,    i,v  and  finally  the     stern  part of     the! tun  steamer sank alongside the dock.  The pumps are still keeping the  forepart of the steamer .afloat. She  will be placed in drydock at    once.  The Albano is libelled for $150,000  lyn and the battery, were saved from  either death of serious injury in a  miraculous way today when all four-  were blown out of the. tunnel and up  to the surface of the river, .-ylnc  force of compressed air in which they  were working.  Bystanders, - who saw --.���������> .-...*���������  shoot to the: surface,; say hat chard Creedon, one of the four, uas  shot twenty feet into the'aic from  the level of the, water, and that the  startling! appearance so frightened  several Italian laborers on the nearby pier lhat they took to flight. The  neling  which  the men: were      at  Late Saturday Night the Kesrick  Was Burned to the  Grourfd  Loss is Estimated at $1,500 With  an Insurance of One Thous^  and Dollars  18II. SALF  nor fir  SCHOONER ABANDONED.  Astoria, Ore., March 27���������The lumber laden schooner J. Klose,-which  was . abandoned on Saturday while  enroute from Vancouver, .Wash., to  *-3an Francisco, turned turtle and  went ashore some time during the  night of March 25, on North Beach,  10 miles north of Port Canby. There  is every likelihood of her going to  pieces. Of the schooner's master,  Captain Wagner and the crew, no  word  has been heard.  ATTACKED   BY  NATIVE.  Tangier, Mar 27.���������Walter B. Harris, the correspondent of a London  newspaper, -Was attacked by a native while in the British postoflice,  this morning. His assailant, a  Moorish hotel guide, suddenly rushed upon him with a knife, which,  however, struck the ridge of Mr.  Harris' watch and slightly wounded  him in the stomach. Mr. Harris  says he is not aware of any reason  for the attack.  Winnipeg, March 27.���������The third  and deciding match between the Toronto Marlboros and Winnipeg Rowing Club Hockey team, was played  last night on bad ice. The Marlboros  were defeated by 5 to 3. During the  first half under Ontario rules, the  Marlboros scored three goals while  the Winnipegs failed to  find the net.  In the second half under Western  rules, the Winnipegs scored 5 goals,  while the Easterners did not connect  The splendid goal keeping of Tyner,  for the Marlboros, was the feature  of the game. Arnstrong and Charlton did the scoring for Marlboros.  The Toronto boys left for horns this  evening.  Today  notice  was  ser-ed  on   *  the employees of the Esquimalt   "  and   Nanaimo  Railway  as    fcl-   *  lows: - '  "The formal letter giving no.-   *  tice that your services will no   *  longer be required has leen can-   *  V^. -celled...       JOSEPH HUNTER.':;*  r ^-:^l'his'; ^'latest:    news -indicates ������������������������������������*  .* : thaji;- the; sale     of the railway   *  *" will not be completed, at least '.*���������  *   at  this  time. *  ' There is reported' to be ..some question about the transfer of the E, &  N. Railway to the, C, P. R, until  certaineonditions referring to the tax  ing of the land grant is settled. It  "seems altogether likely that these  stories will not prove to be correct.  It hardly seems likely that tlie attorneys ''employcrf in the transferring,  of property of such value as is the  E. ���������&���������' N. Railway would overlook any  points vital io the carrying- out of  the agreement to purchase. At  least until there is something more  definite in such reports Ladysmith  will expect on April 1st to see C. P.  R. men in charge of -..he line. 11 is  reported that some of the E. &' N.  men will be transferred to the main  line nnd some from the main line- be1  Rent over in their places. All of the  present employes ha\e received sio-  ual  books, and will |*o ipfci'uircd later  word at is to be used eventua.Iy to  connect    the Manhattan subway line  with the Brooklyn subway, lines. Two  tubes, side by side, are irr" process of  construction.    The  Brooklyn  end  of  one of  the  tubes had been' extended  about  15 feet beyond the; pier line at  lh? foot of Jeralemon Street. Twen-  ly-two     men   wer"e  at   work, today  whpn the accident happened.   Creedon  and his companions were in the forward^' compartment working under   a  high pressure of air.    In a compartment back of them the other 18 men  were at work.   The second compartment  was not affected  by the accident as  there is a bulkhead between  them.    Creedon was the first to ascertain  that  the roof of the tunnel  was  leaking  and  that  the  air  was  rushing into  the bottom, of the east  river,   which  was  about forty     feet  deep above  them.    With sand     bags  they tried to plug -the leak, but as  they     did so    the whole  roof was  blown out and the tremendous force  of compressed ajr drove Creedon and  bis comnanions out of the hole..**They  reached  the surface in  the  twinkling  of an eye.   Bystanders quickly fished  them out of  the water.   All     were  bruised, but not seriously hurt.   -o���������   MARRIED   THEN   ARRESTED.  A two-storey boarding house situi-!0f  ted on High Street between 1'ifth and  Dixth Avenues,  the property of Mr.  Kesrick, was totally    destroyed    by  fire late Saturday night.  It is not known how the fire originated, but it is thought that it started by the overheating of the kitchen  stove.   Mr.  Kesrick wits away      at  work at the time the fire broke out  and the rest of the occupants had retired for the night.   They  v.ere a.vl  akarred by the smell of shuire at ; 1-  30 and speedily gane alarm,  but Ire-  tired for the night. They were awak-  fore tho water could be hroight     to  bear orr the house the flames got    a  good headway,  and it was apparent  that tire place was doomed.  Immediately upon the ringing, of  the alarm, the full brigade with the  exception of one man, turned out and  a short time the first reel of hose  was at the scene of the conflagration. Unfortunately the length of the  hose on this reel was not sufficiently  long, and water could not be" played  on the fire, until a fresh quantity of  hose was secured from ths hall   This  house  were  haste  The destroyed building was valued  at $1,500 and was insured with tha  London Fire Insurance Jornpany for  $1,000. .It was at first slated that  the insurance had run out a few days  previously, but fortunately for the  owner of the place, this was not the  case.  IN THE CRIMEA  RIOTS INCREASE  Yalta, Crimea, March 27.���������The situation here is becoming worse. Rioters have destroyed nearly all the  warehouses and shops and the police  station, and a number of shops have  been set on fire. Troops are guarding the post-office and treasury build  ing. The arrival of reinforeeknents  of soldiers is expected shortly.  SECRET CON*  SISTORY  New York, March-27.���������The Times  this morning says: '"An hour after  Edward \V/Stewart,' 32 years old,  who came tq New Yqrk some months  ago fi'pm Ottawa.,' Ont., married 16  year old Madeline Gildersleeve, the  daughter of Mrs. Sylvester Gildersleeve, of Clinton Street, Brooklyn,  last night, he was arrested by a detective and locked up on the charge  of abduction. Miss G-ildersleeve's  mother is a woman of considerable  fortune. Her ' father, Sylvester Gildersleeve, was a lumber merchant,  With the Gildersleevcs, lived arr aunt  Miss Caroline Johnson. The family  is  well known in Brooklyn.   o��������� :���������  A ROUGH TRIP.'  TO PUBLISH PAMPHLET  New York, March 27.���������Three days  belliud her record time for the pas.  sage, the llamih'urg-American steamer-  Pretoria, came in today from Hamburg- willi a story of extremely severe weather irr the Atlantic. Constant westerly gales and head seas,  varied only by periods marked by an  increase in adverse conditions was in  (brief the Pretoria's experience as  on to     puss     an examination in the   told   by   her     officers.     One  seaman  was blown into the sea during a hurricane and drowned.  eodj of siiriials, etc., used by the C. !  P. R. While none of the1 men here '  lose their rights, a commit tee of I  railway men, members of tlie various  rntrineers, conductors orders, etc.,  will del ermine each ones rank and  Cftf-h will drop into his place with  regular employes of the -\ P. R.   o ���������  Houses have been renting for high  prices in1"Ladysmith for the past year  or longer, higher than the cost of  the ordinary small and not expensive  house will justify. There is ho reason why a house that woold not cost  ,to exceed $500 should rent for from  ���������H2 up. It is more than conditions  and wages here justify. In view of  the fact that some families are going away nnd the houses now occupied by them will be for rent it is  quite likely that there will Ire some  reductions. A man who builds houses  for rent in a new town or one that  he docs not feel absolutely certain  will hold its own in values, is certainly entitled to good prices, but  25 per cent per year, as some houses  bring-, on the money invested, is too  much.  Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 27.���������  Vice President B������querizomotno has  assumed the executive power, President Plaza retiring to the town of  Pomasqui for ninety days, on account of the bad slate of his health""  It is believed that the vice president  Berlin, March 27f���������Privy Councillor  Goldberger, author of "The Land of  Unlimited     Possibilities" is     about  to publish  simultaneously in   Berlin  and   Brussels,     a pamphlet entitled,  "The American Danger," which is a  continuation and supplement of    his  book.  He compares the economic forces in the   United States and     Germany from various standpoints   and  although  recognizing  the     resources,  technical  rquipment   and   capabilities  of the    United States, he concludes  that the, American danger does   not  exist for Europe and especially   not  for Germany.     Herr  Goldberger contends that the commercial relations  of the United States    and Germany  ought to be readjusted by a reciprocity treaty.  will  ma.  recognize  the republic of Pana-  Worfc on the Extension line is being pushed along ns fast as possible.  Large gangs of Chinamen are burning logs and brush along the right of  way, and other gangs are grading,  laying ties, etc There will be one  or two quite, deep cuts to get through  some four or live miles out of Lady-,  smith. Otherwise than tne or two  places, including the bridging of the  Nanaimo river, the work of building  the line will not be very expensive.   o   STORY  BOOK  DETECTIVE?  Your lot  with envy  most  men view,  Life's ..method is reversed.  I might solve problems if,  like you,  I knew the answer first.  TO  BE MARRIED.  New York, March 27.���������A Madrid  special to the Herald says, in official circles the assurance is given by  the Duke of Clcnnaught to the Spanish  Court at Madrid that the marriage  of King Alfonse to Princess Victoria  Patricia has been definitely arranged  The difficulties with regard to **the  religious question has been     settled.   o ���������  ARRIVED.  New York, March  27.  ��������� Steamers ���������  Pretoria from Hamburg;  Patria and  Gitta Dinapoli  from  Naples;   Armenia,  from Hamburg.   o   PARTY ORGANIZER DEAD  Rome,  March 27���������The Pope   had a  secret   consistory     without creating  .any  cardinals,    .   merely prccanizing  Bishops.    Monsignor  Zotico Racciot,  twas confiemed as auxiliary bishop of  Montreal,   and     the Right Reverend  Thomas F. Hickey, was confirmed as  co-adjustor Bishop' of Rochester,    N.  Y.   AH the cardinals met in the hall  of the  consistory      of  the Vatican,  where they received  the pontiff who  entertained    unostentatiously dressed  in white,   surrounded  by  the   papal  court and flanked by the noble guard.  When the    Pope was seatsd'en.    his"  throne,  all  the prelates  advanced to  pay him  homage,      after -which.:only '  the  cardinals  remained.    The pontiff '  then del'Vered an .allocution, and immediately    afterwards proceeded    to  precanization of the bishops. The allocution in moderate terms deplored  the    persecution     from   , which   the  church     suffered in    some countries,  and complained     of recent events in  France where, besides the diplomatic  rupture between the republic and the  papacy,  the statesmen are preparing  for the separation of the Church and  state,  for which the pontiff asserted  agairr,   the  Vatican  was  not responsible as had been  alleged.   The rupture was to lie deplored.    The Pope  also referred  to  the persecution     of  the Church in some of the South American  republics,  especially in Nicaragua,   and   Ecuador,   citing  the laws ,  passed    by  the last,     named republic  against  the church,   providing for the  confiscation of the property of the re*)  ligious   orders   interferriiig   with   the  liberty  of   the  religious  associations,  and  putting  obstacles  in   the way of  the appointment of  new bishops,    to  offset this  the pontiff mentioned tho  fact   that   the  arbitration     between  Chili  and  Peru     bad been entrusted  lo   lhe   Papal   representatives,   which  had caused  the Holy See much   satisfaction.  .  WORK RESUMED AT BATOUN  Toronto, March 26.���������Andrew Mis-  campbell, ex-member of the Legislature and Conservative party organizer for Ontario, died here this afternoon of typhoid fever. Miscamphcll  has been ill since the elections. He  worries greatly over Rub and the  bulk of detail work, and it is li'.iely  that he laid foundation for tyohoid  fever during this time.  FINANCIER DEAD.  Montreal, Que., March 26.��������� News  from Ottawa was received In Montreal last ehening announcing death  of William Weir, financier, and former oresident of the Ville Marie bank.  His death occurred last night in the  Protestant hospital after an illness  extending over a period of seven  weeks.  St. Petersburg, March 27.��������� Since  the proclamrnation. of a state of  seige, work has been resumed at Ba-  toun, and ships are going to load  at the quays.  MAXIM  GORKY.  St.   Petersburg,  March 27���������Maxim  Gorky's lung trouble is increasing  the anxiety of his friends the doctors declare that bis transfer from  Riga to the/Soujfch of Russia is abs>  lutely   necessary,  SAVE   'EM   FOR  WHOM?  "Do you believe in saving the forests?"  "By all r:i~ans," said Senator  Steele. "Sou.l of these Western  statesmen seem lo have made a very  good thing out of  timber lands."  course, caused considerable delay,  and in the meantime tha, fire had a  firm hold upon the building.  In close proximity to the fire was  another  boarding house and  several  'private residences,  which,  thanks  to  the efforts of the firemen and volun- ���������  teers, escaped uninjured.     In an hour  and' a quarter from the time the fire  broke  out the place  was a heap  of  ruins, arrd with the exception of    a  few trun'.s and one or two beds, the  contents  were all desRtroyed.  On3  boarder,   who was unfortunate  enough    to break his leg a week or  U-o'ago, had, to be carried from the  while     the other occupants  obliged     to decamp  in great ' LJ!!������ff  ���������ars  iSS^SSSSt  11 siim  TUE 1 IfiVCAIITH      IF^^FP  llis sincere-pleasure, at   being request-  lilt  LAUYOlVIB 111      ILltULIl  c(,    t0 meet   lhe   Indians   of   Hrilish  .   _   ��������� ! Columbia on "that oc-cusion he convcy-  published   every day except Sunday. ed to them    .T-ie. expresses ihe desire  BY    THE    LADYSMITH     DAILY  t0 see as many  of them as  possible  - ' " - 'assembled, and to thus see (hem dem  LEDGER COMPANY.   .  and French Street.  Oflice corner of First Avenue  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE    ������������������������������������������������������:���������    ���������������������������������������������,���������: ST1-T0N   RE-INSTATED.  80  cents, a  month;    $5  per year    in^    ^^.^   March  25-Private  infor-  advahce.    Advertising rates' on ap.  niation from     Oliawa says Si ft on is  ,. ".. ���������   ���������������������������-���������.���������''.!���������'.���������.      .,   ��������� .to return to the Cabinet as Minister  plication.  oust rate their loyalty lo His Majesty thc King. Mayor .scary estimates that-1-2,000-Indians can be assembled:  MONDAY, 'MARCH 27,  1905.  of Interior.  Tlie Government will, it..is-thought  bring- down, the estimates on YVcdnes-  ���������   ������������������'������������������       .,-���������(-,  day or     Thursday of this week, uaid  we may know what may be expected  irr the \vayx~of expenditures for  Ladysmith and Newcastle Riding.  For Ladysmith it is fair to antrci.  pate and expect a court, house and  government agent's offices, some  school assistance and an appropriation for fixing up 1st. Avenue; which  i.s.thc regular governaicnt road. An  appropriation bus been asl<cd for by  Government Agent Thomson' for' this  purpose, and as it is .badly needed .1;  will most-likely be found in these estimates.  Nothing has -been heard of. late from  Ralph Smith, M.P., so-fur, at least,  as  is made public;  and no  arrangements regarding the "wharf"ars  '-as  yet settled.    It is evident  from Mr..  Smith's     letters that he is doing ill  lie can  in -the -way. oU securing    appropriations     for     pimlic-buildings..  Mr.-.Smith seemed,, from the tone of  liis last letters,  to. bs;quite sanguine  lhat a sum would be .place:! in     the  estimates  for a customs house"   and  post-ollicc    for Ladysmith.1 If we are  so fortunate    as to secure from both  the  -Dominion-and'the-Province reasonable ;..- appropriations      for    public  buildings     aird     they,   are "-proceeded  with-this-   season it will do much to,  liven up the town and improve times  very .materially...  Letters both for and against the  practice of playing games on Sunday are received at the.Ledger office.  One giving each side of the case lias,  been published. In 'each of the letters publislie, one on Friday and the  other on Saturday,of Inst week the  writers w;re not, perhaps, quite as  ���������considerate "of the; Opinions of those  who view tilings differently" as they  should have been. Nowadays arguments may be used and success attend the efforts "of those using them,  but the most powerful pleaders, in  the pulpit, at the par, or facing audiences in the- political arena are  those who convince by persuasion.  The most successful authors of thc  present day use persuasion and do  not , try to force their views on unbelievers by saying wc Know we are  right and all who do not agree with  us are wrong, but on tlie contrary  give credit for reasoning power to  those they address. They say,"this  seems to us to be the condition, and  here a,re our conclusions. If you  tnink we have made a "ase> i������m w**'*-*  us; ii not, let us reason together."  in other words, men pre persuaded,  not driven. So, in Sunday games  much- can be said, and there are extremists in the ranks of both sides  of .the question of Sunday acts. The  majority of people will, we believe,  a^rce that there must be a wide latitude given to thc people, and that  going to church or staying away is  largely a question of making church  services interesting and instructive,  and using, persuasion only in their advancement. Fortunately the churches  of British Columbia arc, as a rule,  broad minded and liberal enough to  make allowances for conditions obtaining, and llio pastors of thc  churches of Ladysmitli are not exceptions.   o   CAN'A I) TAN- AGENT  DEAAD.  Toronto,   (Int.,   March   25.���������.James  O.   .frtrdiiie,  formerly   Canadian  trade  agent   for South   Africa,   is  dead,  ag-  j-d   (j-'i   years.    Mr.   .lardinc   resigned  tlie position lie held  in South-Africa  some months ago owing  to   ill health  CHARLES E.  KERR DEAD.  Winnipeg, Man.,     March 27.���������Chas-  i." \E:  Kerr,   secretary treasurer  of   the  Confederation   Life  Association,   died  at midnight;  aged -17.  The Kings Hotel is the only placp  hi Ladysmith that has on draught  John Labatt's India Pale Ale Gal!  around and sample it.  60   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c. .  Anyone sending n sketch and description iim*>  "quickly ascertain our opinio.i free whether an  l--.iont.ion is probably rmtontiiUle.   CoinimiiilPa-  tlon:i strictly confidential. Handbook 011 Patents  'jent, free. Oldest imcn'cy for securmi; patent).  I'D tents taken tlirouirh Mmm tc Co. receive  sp'cUU notice, -without chareo, in the  I-Slfi*tifle1!^rl������>  ���������\ liRiidsomely illustrated weekly. Larireiit r.Ir-  ct;l:-.Hon of any scltni.lllc Journnl. 'J'crnii, .13 .-.  yoav: four montli-J. $1. SolU by all newsdeal.-rn.  WM ������-Co.?61^ro^vii'New Yorfc  Claud) Omco. QSCiVSt- WnHlilntlon. l>. C.  TICKET   OFFICE  Cor.   Government "and   Yates  Sti.,  ' \ ic:oria, B. C- ���������'..-.  Trains  Transcontinental  Trains  Daily  One of which ,is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Prilhiiaii and Tourist  sieepers onfall trains. Tliiough tickets issued to a.11 -paints East ami  South, also Pullman tickets issued  and  berths reserved.  Only" direct route to Yellowstone  Park. Cheap rates from all points  Easti from Mai"c|i 1st to M-n-'y loth.  Steamship tickets on sale to all  European points. Very low rates  now in effect. Cabin accommodation  reserved  by wire.  For  further particulars call  at the  odi or phone No. 45C>.  A, I)' CARLTON,        " C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A.,  N.P., General  Agent  Portland, Ore.-.        Victoria, B.O  A re You  Going; East  Then be sure your tickets read   via  the  Ladysmith Temple No. 5 Ratlibonc  Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's hall  2nd  and  4th Tuesday at 7.30  p.  m.  Mrs.  Kate Tate,  secretary.  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,  William Powers, Prop.  PAINTING,    PAPEk    HANGING  BTC.  Work done properly, and at right  prices. Shop and residence in rear  of  Ladysmitli  Hotel.  J.   E.  SMITH,  Prop.  M. R  New  Westminster,   H.  C,  March  21  ���������Tlie   request,  of a number  of   Indian  chiefs   to  have   the   pri\il:-gc,      with  their   tribes,  of meeting  the Governor-General      at  tlie   Dominion   Fair,  which     was      forwarded   by   Mayor  Keary  to Ottawa,   lias  met  with   llis  Excellency's   favor.     In  a letter      to  the Mayor-Lord Grey thanks the corporation   of  Now   \-'f.-sii.-::islc-r       for  what  lie  stv!rs   "���������-   ������������������'������'   tempting",  invitation to open   the national exhibition on Sept. 27, a,nd requests that  FS0H.  >      **������lfi  Solicitor,  Etc.  rsensy   to   Loan  1st Avenue  -  LABYSMITh  Merchant   Tailor,  (1st Avenue)  J-all^Stcel: Just Arrived. Call early  and yet your pick of the largest and best  slock in town.  LADYSMITH  AERIE      NO.   686.  F.  O. E.     :���������:        :���������:        :-:        :���������j  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  did Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. Worthy  President, B. Forcimmer; Worthy  Secretary,  C. H. Rummings.  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.  l-'or complete information ask your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General  Agent,  151 Yssler Way,  Seattle.*  NOTICE.  Perssss found using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will  be prssecuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pienesr Soda Water Works.  ,:    Ladysmith,  B.O.  mmmmmmmm^mm^iam^mmmaamtMKaammmmWaim  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block fiom C.P.R. Depot ami  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner -.Granville and Hastings  streets   Telephone, >1���������4.  HEiWS NWRSFRIES  NEW CROP-  Home Grown 8c  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.  1010  Westminster Road, Vancouver.  *��������� Plans,  Specifications  and  De- ������������������  ������������������ tails     furnisbcsl for all kinds ���������*  ������������������ of work in the CARPENTER '*  ������������������ Line '*  ������������������ C.   B.   ROBELEE,-Carpenter '���������  ������������������ and Joiner,     2nd *ve, Lady- "  ������������������ smith,  B.  C.  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  The Qti Market  R. William sou, Prop.,  Isi Ave,     Ladysmith  mSSSmm  The Ladysmith  Opera House  Can be secured for Theatrical purposes, Dancing Parties, or Entertainments generally.  D   NICHOLSON, Prop  Esquimalt & Nanaimo Baitwsy  Tims Table No. U3,  TAKING  EFFECT  WEDNESDAY,   OCT.  fiTH.  For those who travel via  Victeria    Shawui������a*. Lake  Duncans      Ladysmitli      Nanaime -   ! Ar. Wellington'  Sat. Sun. Southb'd  and  Wed. Arrive  P. M.     P. M.   ' ...   .'  3:00   ' 7:H  4.20  5:80  5:52  6.42  fi:*M  kit  4.00  8:16  Overlands  Daily  i  Passengers can  leave Victoria     at  8 p.m. er 11 p.m., and connect     at  Seattlo with the Fast Mail, leavimg  at 8.    a. m.., the  - Flyer leaving at  8 p. m.,  Entire new equipment on each train  Through Palace Sleepers, Diners  (meals a la carte), T-ourist and First-  Class Day Coaches.  For sleeper     reservations, folders,  rates aid all  information call  sn or  address  S. G. YERKES K. J. BURNS  G.W.P.A.,  . 73 Government st  Seattle. Wash, Victoria. B.C.  Nerthuousd Ssuthbsund Northbound  Leave Daily Arrive   Leave  '. A.M.    P. M.  .,     ������:0812:06  Viotaria   ' .'..     lt:2010:46 Shawnigan Lake     11:8010:02 Duncan       11:57   9:10  Ladysmith" ..:  ...     13:40   8:20,Nanaimo-,......  ,   12:iyLv 3:00 A*r WtkiiiJigtiMrs.. C:55 de 3:0������  j THROUGH TICKETS-*TO  CROFTON.  j Via Westheim. Stage leaves daily except Sundays, connecting with, Narth  ^tui South .bound tnuss.  Double stage service Wednesdays ������.mcL' Satuiiays  ���������onsrecting  with  nerhsse and. afternoon trains.   Faro from Victoria, Single $2.40.    Return, (8.61. '       ,  THROUGH  TICKETF  VICTORIA  TO  ALBERNI.  Stage leaves Nasaisae, Tuesdays   and Fridays on arrival of train from  Vistoriai    Fare  frssa "Victoria,  sing le $5,201    Return 3-8.G5.     .-     ,-  Bxoursion rates ia af eet to all p osuts, good going Saturday aad Bmm-  if, returning sot later than Mosdday.  GE������: L. COURTENAY.  Trnffic   Manager.  Charlie Dunn  Company  MERCHANT TAILORS  Charles Dvnn, of ths above, firm, ** isits Ladysifiith every Sunday foi: the  purpose of taking measurements and      seeing custoineis    personally.    May  be seen at the Hotels.     We guarantee all  iioek  and a perfect fit at    tho  lowesit possible rates.     Hand made    suits  Ironi  $15.00 up. '  19  Store  Street,  Corner  Gormor ant street, VICTORIA,-B. C.  HAY, OATS, MILL FEEDS  SHIPMENTS DIRECT FROM VICTORIA,      VANCOUVER    OR     THE  FRASER  RIVER. WRITE US FOR QUOTATIONS.  I    11  i  I   ,:      ���������'���������'    --' I'.'      '   ���������������������������;':'��������� *.-;��������� ;: ,'   ..���������'���������':   :^-".   '   ,  Brackman-Kef Milling Co., Ltd  ^������ ^���������^���������.^���������^���������'^���������^���������^���������^"���������^���������^*������ ^���������^���������^���������5K**HC*5f���������_*5IC*������5i���������*H���������*������ ^���������54*J_  LIVERY, BOARDING AND  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS WORK   A SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  0_  m ���������-  ���������  IPHONE 66  "*  o  m  ���������  Hi  ���������  ���������  LADYSMITH .  : "     ���������*  WM. MUNSI'E, President  J,  W,   COJ3URN, Man.   Director  Telepbone*46.  The   Ladysmith   Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS   AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH-Shlngles a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers     of���������  Roufch and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned  and   Kiln  Dried   Flooring     and   Finishing    Lumber  ln   Stock.  ESQUIflALT & NANAIHO  RAILVVAY CO.  Steamer-Joan  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  ireight  and passenger rate*, apply to. purser  on board.  GEORGE  L.   COURTNEY,  Traffic Manager, Victoria, B. G.  ���������*OB.Jt)������BCSSBESBSHSBSSSB������BSSBBBSSSSlSSSSSSBHSitttSSSSSBiSittttttSHSJi^  BOOTS AND SHOES  AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and  making to order   a  speciality.  TH3 HAS  MCEWAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.      J  i  ���������I  t.  i.  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, dOLD AND  SILVER ORES.   ^ '   -  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  J"  1  ���������-��������� ���������*���������**������������������- ���������  L  CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  General Manager.  THOS, KIDDIE.  J  J  Smelter Manager. |  'mVitM^c9iV^1^������iU^;^K*irK*k^^������)^^.K-^^ S- - * &*>���������&****  W    SILER.  i  OEI.ii LAL EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY  WORK PROMPTLY Of* '���������  Leave orders at the Abbots ford.  GEORGE YULN  Merchant  Tailor  All kinds  of clothing  cleaned and  epaired.  -eT~������ m-r-rv *rv-  -���������r~VT~T~*l  PATENTS  T������V.T*).������������  DESIGNS  TRADE-MARKS   j  AND COPYRIGHTS ;  _0BTAINEp_  ]  ADVICE AS TO FATENTABiLITY  > Notice in " Inveative Age "    ������������������-������ ��������� ���������   m  Hook "llow to obtain Patents" g BBBBEka i  ' Oliarges moderate. No fee till patent is secured. 1  ' Letters strictly confidential. Address, 1  ' E. G. SIGGERS, Patent Lawyer, Washington, D.C."  LADYSMITIt BAKER Y  HOP LEE k  CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED ANB FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary of all kinds.  Orders taken for Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.  UtJIAINtU  FBEE  ������-~  i-  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH  WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  -    The Bank of British Columbia  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Capital Paid up    Rest   Aggregate  resources   exceeding  Hon. Geo. A. Cox, President      $8,700,000   .,,     3,500,00i     91,000,009  B.   E.   Walker,   General  Manager.  London Office, SO Lomdard St E C  Tlie  bank  has  11.1  branches      well distributed  throughout  the Dominion  and  elsewhere,  iscluding  the -folio vin g in British Columbia and the Yukon  ATI. IN GREENWOOD        NANAIMO VANCOUVER  FERNIE. "      East  End  ORANRROOK KAMLOOPS NELSON VICTORIA  DAWSON LADYSMITH N.   WESTMINSTER  WHITE HORSE.  Every description  of hanking business transacted.   Letters of credit  issued  on  any  part of the  world. ������������������������������������������������*���������������  Savings Bank Department j  Deposits of one dollar ��������� * 1.00) and  upwards received and interest allowed al  current     rates.      Depositors are   subjected to no delay in depositing   or  withdrawing funds.  LAD^rriTH BRANCH -. W.   A.   CORNWALL.  Manager.   I  arR  In The World!  Don't be satisfied to work  along in the same old way  for low wages. We can  help you carve out a successful career. Thousands  have increased their salaries  by following' our plan. We  can train you in spare time,  and ' at small cost, for any  of the following positions:  Mechanical, Electrical, Steam, Civil, or  Mining Engineer; Electrician; Suneyor;  Architect; Draftsman; Bookkeeper; Stenographer ; Teacher; Show-Oard Writer;  WinCim Dresser; or Ail Writer.  Write TOilAT, statins which poni*-  tiou interest., you, to  INTERNATIONAL  Correspondence    Schools  Box 799, SCR ANTON, PA.  OE CALL ON OCa MeAt CKPBESEITill/Bl  DAY SCHOOL.  Usual subjects taught; also languages, drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils and water colors, pianoforte a.nd vocal lessons given  in classes  or individually.  MISS   BERTRAM,  ladysmith, B. C.  .  Best accommedation  for  transient  and permanent boaiders and lodgers.  GRAND    H OT K L.  Tins new Hotel has been comfortably furnished and the bar is up-to-  date; Rates (I.po a day and upwards.  WAL  H^VERIDGE, ProjK  Esplanade :���������: :���������: :���������: :���������: Ladysmith  EUROPE HOTEL  J. GIACHERO, Prop.  Newly    furnisked,    everything   the  best, finely stocked bar.      Transient  rate, f 1.00 per day.    Monthly   rate,  $23.00.  First" Avenue . . . Ladysmith, I). C.  REDUCTION II mm AT  J.   J.    THOMAS'   SI ORE  ON  HIGH STREET.  Everybody in Ladysmith knows ws  carry a first class line' of goods.  *���������* we must reduce our stock  *���������������������������* of Men's and Boy's cloth  *���������* ing at' oncu. ������ Saufoird's  *���������* clothing is well known. We  *****-* will give 25 per cent off.  *���������* on regular rates unti, fur-  *���������*   ther notice ( .  CALL AND SEE US.  We carry STRAUSS' OVERALLS  hand made, guaranteed, and thc celebrated BIG   - HORN  OVERALL on  sa'ie;__   AT  THOMAS'      STORE.  * ���������  * ���������  * ���������������������������  ������ ���������  ��������� ���������  aft.Mrap.v.n*.Jar^xL������--4r arm  THEJ0NES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Gootr 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 its branches; every new  r appliance.  RATBS $2.00 PER DAY  S AMPLE ROOMS  BAR'SUI'l'WED WITil   BES  WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  ,    Beat accomodation in town,   Splendid hunting and fishing in near vicinity."]  A.J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  Seattle's Great  Papers  THE  DAILY  SUNDAY  TWICE A WEEK  DAliyP&^.r^nin.ieiicer,f9(ff30ra>*)     ���������     $  Publishes    tho    fullest    telegrnphlc' /  news   from  all  parts  of  the  world. /  All the state and local news.    Dai;? 5  and Sunday edition, 75c per mon'li n  Sunday Pest**Intcil*������enr.er, *sl> fo 5G Vnics       jj  The largest nnd most complete Su.n S  day paper north  of San  FrauclBoo B  Special   departments   of   H teratvir*, J.  of fashion, of wdmeu'a news.    Sun ^  day edition, $2.00 per year.  Twice a Week Posi-fnfcl!!������cnccr  All the news of the week tn c-onntstt,  detailed form. THE TW'.OZ A'  WEEK EDITION IS THE- B'.'Sl  TWICE A. WEEK PAFJiF.' P .JTB-  LISHED ON THE PACIPIO C0i3T  Write for sample copy and bu'een*  vinced. Subscription prio*. IJl.OO  per year.  THE  POST-  INTELLI6ENCER  Tii  n  ii  Sample Copies Free  Write for Sne  A!! Postniastcrs Wil! Take SuBScriptloiw  PSSV-J!4T������LUe-SCEa CO.. Seattle, Wash.  ���������3.  Is.  WSSTON, Business Manager.  ���������xsuraxvs**^'1  *.������.'. v-v v. *-,���������<\,%%s.\.^w\% k.*;\���������#&  in s&  y  T/r^^ttK LFrGER  B-:*.-  m\  THE LARGEST  IN THE  WORLD  Ladysmith north to Union,  75  miles  or more     Sufficient of tliem are developed and  improved to  insure     a  long lease of life to the mire-i     and  j their extensions are now being operated.       For  instance, the Extension  Mines,     11 miles     from Ladysmith,  o^T^v-r**,,-** n.,   ilom   which   the  highest  grade  coal  ANNUAL REPORl ON   for domestic purposes on the Pacific I Dy  {\w provincial Mineralogist," Mr  facilities, but not until these  provided can they ship out ore  treatment. Another mineral section is at the Campbell river upon  what is known aa the reserve of the  E. & N. grant. The total value of  the mineral product to date for Vancouver  Island and  vicinity is   given  FISHERIES OF  CANADA  - Hon. Raymond Prefontaine, minister of marine and fisheries, has presented to the Dominion House the  thirty-seventh annual report of that  department. This report shows that  the fisheries of Canada are thc lares t in the world, extending over immense sea-coast, besides innumerable lakes and "rivers. The eastern  sea-coast of the maritime provinces  from the Bav ,of Findy to' the Strait  f* *' , i  of  Belle  Isle  covers  a distance     of  5,600 miles,     while Ihe western sea-  coast of Bri.i.ih Columbia is reckon-  . ed  at     7,180  miles,   which is  more  than     double that of Great Britain  and  Ireland.  The total expenditure for  the different services in connection with the  fisheries of     Canada comprising: the  fisheries     proper,        1,051,051     lis:.  culture,   $109,28;   fisheries  protection  ���������service,  $204.04;  miscellaneous     ex- '  pcnscs,.$56,828', including also $158,-  943     distributed as fishing bounties.  The     net total amount received as  revenue from  fishing  licenses,  fines,  etc., during the same period in   the  difficrent provinces is given at $95,-  756.    This included the sum of $10,-  165 for licenses granted to the United States "fishing vessels.  The deep sea fishermen of the  maritime      provinces    provinces  received  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 a valve of S60,-  203,285/ and 149,556 tens of (O.e,  with a value of $947,7������0, a total cf -  *(il,151',065  Timber.  (b.) The value of the immense timber resources     of Vancouver Island,  with its high class Douglass' fir, cedar etc., has already been realized by  the great lumber companies. The Victoria Lumber Company, of Chomainus,  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  arc continually     increasing  thsir holdings.   'Iheir    .export .trade now running from 30,000,-  J00 to 50,000,000     of feet per year -  .vill no doubt be largely increased by  the beginning of work on the Panama  rrl, for the demand, which will be  supplied largely from this section for  W. F. Robertson, as 275,322 tons of  a value of $4,376,370.  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 pottery of various kinds.  ���������o���������  Stone and  Lime.  - Magnificent building stone is found  at various points.    Thc quarry     at  Duncan, lying contiguous to the    E.  & N.  railroad, furnishes high   class !  building stone  that should be in de- j  maud, where heavy stone work is re- j,"" "'  . :.._j    ��������������������������� -i    i. ..     .���������      _i__   _..   ilessee  are tory���������Placer mining claims generally  foi;' are 100 ft. square,       entry Iec$5, renewable, yearly. On the North Saskat  f^hewan Kiver claims are either bar  .or bench,  the former  being 100    feet  j long and extending between high and  ! low water mark.  The latter includes  :bar diggings, but extends back to the  base of the kill 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  i Territory���������A free miner   may   obtain  r nly two leases of five miles each for  quired, while lime quarries also ex  iston the line,of the railroad. Good  brick clay is found in Nanoose harbor- above Nanaimo, and limestone  ou the line of the railroad, near or  at Esquimalt Harbor.  a term of twenty years, renewable in  the discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged bed     or bars of the river  below low  water mark, and  subject  to,tha rights of all persons who have,  or who may receive,, entries for bar  diggings or  ben h claims, except on  the Saskatchewan   River,  where  the  may drcgde to high water mark  Water Power.  . Of .water power,     some .very large  and-permanent    streams are    found  with natural falls,  some again   can  without great expense be developed.  ... .It seems safe to assume that great  limber to me on the groat work, will   ^   powet    cajl ^ gecuredf com_  paiatively cheap,  at  various   points  on Vancouver Island.   Particularly is  this  the case in the northern     part  of the Island.  *  $158,943 as bounties for their respec-1 men who  live catches of fish for 1903.      The 'landsmen,  owners and crews of the 851 fishing"  schooners    received 972,936 or nearly  half of the amount:, showing that 56  more vessels than In 1902 participated      in    this bounty.    On  the othei  hand, 600 boats less than in the j.'e-  vious year shared in the distribution  of_ $'86,00,7, amongst 19,149 boat fishermen.        Altogether   12,178 ns  were paid, thiety-nine having ben re  jected and refused payment as ae'nfe  fradulent.    By  provinces,  Nova     eo-  tia received by far the largeet loin-,  ly,   viz:  about  $100,000.   Whiie ..-ucl  bee diew $34,700, New Brunswick oily secured $14,872 and Prince    ��������� Edward  Island  received less  than  ten  thousand dollars for its share.  _ The total value of fish caught and  fish products prepared in Canada during the     year 1403 aggregates $'j.-  101,878.   With one exception, in      -',  when    the    phenomenal-catch of salmon in Britieh Columbia swelled tlu  total value     beyond twenty-five mil  lion dollars, this is the largest'  aggregate on record.    It exceeds       .ic  amount of thc previous year ,by over  a  million dollars.    This  result'   has  been achieved without any abnor nal  yields in any of thc province,     .* ������d  this increase seems to have ov.i'   ���������-  most     general to all parts    {     ihe  Dominion.  No less than 79,134 men were -,n?  gaged during the year 1903 in the  'Canadian fisheries, not including the  thpusands of persons employed in  the lobster branch of this industry.  These, fishermen used over six millioni" and a half of fathoms of gill-|  nets, ajid sbi'nes besides other fishing  gear arid fixtures, representing an ag  gregatc ��������� capi t^l^of^$12-2il$>i.y'  This shows, nearly; one lniilipndoL  lars in excess of the capital invested  in thc same industry during the previous season.      ���������'; ���������-''��������� 'V '.<��������� !-���������'   ',;  The salmon canning u industry of  British Columbia during the year  1903 consisting of severity-five canneries valued with all equipments at  $1,312,500, gave employment to oyer  seventeen thousand persons, and placed on the market nearly twenty^  three million cans of salmon, exclusive of the ten million pounds otherwise disposed of fresh, salted or  smoked, the-whoje catch of this valuable fish aggregating nearly three  million dollars.  The sealing fleet from the same  province during the season of 1903  consisted of only twenty-six vessels  using 92 boats and 164 canoes .manned by 299 white men and 338 Indians. This fleet with its full  equipment is valued at nearly one-  half million dollars. The value of  tho fur seal hunt for that, year (20,-  49C skins)  is given at over $300,000.  amount to hundreda-of millions     of  I'ect.     Other    companies,  Shawnigaa  Lake,  Haslain  and  other - companies  are turning out  large quantities    of  lumber and shingles.  Harbors and Waterways,  (c.)    Harbors  and  waterways     in"  conii3ction  with  Vancou>er Island is  subject understood much Letter by  ���������go down to sea"     than  But opposite to the main-  a'nd direct across from Vancou-  Oyster  Harbor  or  Ladysmith  land  ver,  Bay,  has long been known as a safe  .rid commodious harbor.   It is    oae  ./here large  wharves are already es-  ablished in connection with the coal  ���������xport trade'   and with the freight  ���������usincss, as the point of transfer by  ,he C.P.R. for the Island freight. In  onnection with  this matter it     is  .orthy of remark that for the last  hree years the transfer barge     has  nade its daily trip and has rarely, is  -.vir, beerr,-delayed on account of bad  /eather  or     unfavorable conditions,  ind has ne\er met with an accident.  Nanaimo     Harbor,     Departure Bay,  ,'haniaimis and other safe harbors are  ound along     the coast.   Near"     the  lortli end of the island safe harbors  .re found that may yet be used    as  a&t ports of call for-steamers lea,v-  ng  Victoria  for  the. Orient,     f������st  rains     connecting  from  Ladysmith  anding, or conveying to, passengers  ind mails.  Fisheries.  The '.'waters'1 of Vancouver Island  teem with fish. Hsrring in vast quantities visit our shores. A profitable  rade in fisheries which includes, off  our more northern -shores, haliLat and  other deep sea fish, is being built up  ind is capable of much greater development.  RESOURCE OF VAN  COTJVEH ISLAND  Vancouver     Island  offers  as  good  chances tp 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 Nanaimo Railway  is well worth considering.   A few of  the  most  prominent   of the  island's  productions  and     natural  resorrcos  only are mentioned in this article.  i - ���������o���������  Coal Deposits  (a.)   First among the natural    re-  eources are thc great coal measures  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 metal  mining been made on a large scale.  On the west coast of the; Island', beginning at East Sook, mineral bas  been found and small shipments  made from San Juan, Port Renfrew,  Alberni, - Uchucklesit, Clayoquoit,  Kennedy Lake, Taferno" Inlet, (Deer  Creek), 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 mineral has recently been discovered.  The schist beds lying to the south'  of the coal measures and commonly  known as the Mt. Sicker schist belt,  extends from Mt. Sicker up to the  Nanaimo Lakes which has been opened and worked at seven points, a  distance of 40 miles: Namely, Mt.  Sicker, Mt. Brenton, Chemainus, Ma-  juba, Rhinehardt, Nanaimo Lakes,  and Englishmans River. Owing to  the fact that the land is heavily  timbered, prospecting is necessarily  slow and expensive, great importance must be attached to thc cutting of trails inland from the railroad. As the result of such a trail,  three years ago, from Ladysmith 6  miles out, several mineral locations  have been made int that vicinity, Including the Majuba, and extending  west to the Rhinehardt and Nanai-  Lakes property. It'would' appear  to be of the first importance to Put  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 branch  road, and the route from Mt. Sicker,  and Mt. Brenton up the Chemainus  valley appears the most feasible as  it would follow along the line of the  claims mentioned to the Nanaimo  Lakes,  on to and including  Alberni.  It is stated that the Nanaimo  Lakes properties have large showings of ore and would undoubtedly  make producing mines with railroad  Agricultural Wealth.  Agricultural development on Vancouver Island must be very .. great  in the immediate future. . Tracts of  laud. will each year be cleared and  | put into crops if railway facilities  are given to certain sections that  now find valuable farm lands too far  from markets. Included in farming  stock raising is becoming a marked  feature in Island development. High  grades of cattle are being raised  from inportcd 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 will be  opened and other natural sources oi  wealth now valueless, will, with  transportation, soon prove to tha  world that as a whole there is no  other part of the rich Province of  British Columbia- that can equal  Vancouver Island.  on each alternate leasehold.  The  lessee  shall  have a dredge in  operation within brie season from the  date of the lease for each five miles,  but where a person  or  company   has  obtained more than one lease        one  dredge for each fifteen miles or fraction  is sufficient.   Rental, ,$10     per  annum for each'-mile of river leased.  Royalty at the rate of 2J per   cent.  collected  on  the output after  it   exceeds $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 lesseo-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  lfit'day 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  fust year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer mining.  Placer Mining in thc Yukon Territory���������Creek,     gulch,    river and kill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet     in  leogth, 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 tie  250 feet square.  Claims arc marled 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. j  The person or company staking a  claim must bald 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 outi  put of which no royalty shall be  chargen, the rest of the party ordinary  claims  only.  Entry fee, $18.   Royalty at jjie rat������  of two and one-half per cent, on the  Value of the gold shipped from     the.  Vukon Territory to he 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,     and  tree miners may worktheir claims in  partnership by filing notice and paying a fee of $2.00     A claim may    be  abandoned and another obtaised    on  the same creek, gulch or river by giving notice and paying a fee.  Work must bs done on a claim each  year to the v*,lue of at least $200.  A certificate that work has      been  if  not, thc claim flail be deemed to   be  abandoned,  and    open  to occupation  and entry by a tree miner.  The boundaries of a claim may   he  defined absolutely by having a survey  made and publishing  notices  in   the  Yukon official  Gazette.  Petroleum���������All unappropriated Dominion lands in Manitoba, thc Northwest ' Territories, and within tko Yukon Territory, are open to prospecting for petroleum, and the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company having machinery on the land  to be prospected, an area of 1920 ac-  jres for such period as he may decide,  the length of width shall not exceei  thrse times the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  in paying quantities, arid satisfactorily establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding 640 acres, including the  oil well will be sold to the prospector at the rate of $1.00 per acre and  the remainder of the tract resery.ed  namely, 1,280 acres will he sold  at tlie rate of three dollars an  acre, subject to royalty at such rate  as may be-.specified by order-iir-coun-  cil.  JAS.   A.  SMART.  Deputy  Minister of the Interior.  Department of the Interior,    .  PITHER & LEISER  Importers and wholesale dealers la WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS,  ���������ETC.     Large stock always���������All    the leading brands.    We supply the  principal   hotels and Saloons in Ladysmith.  ORDERS SOLICITED.  PITHER & LEISER, VICTORIA, B. C  ^^#*9*^#*#������4*#������������>S>f>������������>������*������^**������S>>������������**#>#>^4>������-il������>^4>������>  Union Brewing  NANAIMO,  B. C.  rianufacturers of the.  ������*���������*'  SYNOPSIS     OF   REGULATIONS  FOR DISPOSAL OF MINERALS.  ON DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES     AND   THE YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at $10 per iters for soft coal and $20  for anthracite.   Not more than 120 '  acres can bs acquired by one individ-'. ������������������       ,   ,     , ,  ,    ,  ���������--,���������   _ ���������^^��������� ������������������ o ���������   ,: '.-���������. ,.        .   ;done must be obtained sach year-  ual or company. Royalty at the rate1 *     '  often cents per ton of 2,000 pounds  -shall be collected on the gross output.   , ': '  Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  anil over and joint stock cqmpanics  holding free miners' certificates may  obtain entrr fpr ������ mining Ip.cation.  Aires n.i_������'s certificate is granted  fpr on* or mors years, not exceeding  flvs 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,  bearing  location notices; one at each end   on  the line of the lodo ox "vein.  The claim shall be recorded within  fifteen days if located withia ten  miles of a mining recorder's office,, one  additional day allowed for every additional ten miles or fraction. The  fee f,or recording a clai.m is $5.  At     least  $10Q must bs expended  on the .claim     eack.ycar 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 j  other requirements, purchase th* land j  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. j  The     patent for a mining location  j  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 tho  N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Terri-  Any  Kind  of  Job  Printing  Done Promptly and  WELL  At  THE  LEDGER  Office  Onlst  Avenue  In British Columbia  TTTT'lTTTTTTTTTTTTTTt  Lager Beer 'and] Porter Guaranteed Brewed  from the|Best Canadian Malt ran Hops.  TEN DOLLARS REWARD.  The Union Brewing Company will pay |i0 reward for information  wbich will lead tojtbe arrest and|conviction any person or persons  destroying Union^Brewing Company's kege or bottlee, or failing to return the same.  ! *&^*9^*99^**^?*****&*&9***9+V*+m*??*������?������9  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made to order and Repaired at abort notice.     Drill Sharpened (y  a  alwayegives. satisfaction.    Picks handled and repaired.  Sbupsmithing  in all ita  Branches.  Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.  David Murray  Buller Street   ---*.-  Ladysmith, B. C  All  Work  j 15)lib le  Done at  Rates  I Delivered in Any Part of th City  EveryAfternoon  The Daily Ledger i  50  Cents  iper   TVYorith  m  *  *  LARD  H.'W. SAUSAGE  ONLY   KIND)  BLACK PUDDING  H. & W.  FIRST AVENUE.  BUTCHERS  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  - BUT ARE ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE BEST MEATS  IN THE MARKETS.  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF  THE  ROCKIES. YOU WILL GET THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  PAN NELL   &   PLASKETT  STFVENS BLOCK,  OAT ACRE  STREET,}  LADYSJ11TH, b C  ��������� i ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������:������;������������������������������������ ������������������.��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������*)������������������*������:������������������������������������*>���������������<'  |a:. LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO  *���������*.  ���������PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD   FURNITURE   MOVED  PROMPTLY AND SAFELY  Stabl������s lm'rear of I,adystmith Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abbottslord.  WILLIAMS   AND  WASKETT  i^^\  High Grade  The satisfaction of dealing with a  high grade firm of established reputation, whose name stands for something- definite and substantial is a  most important consideration when  purchasing FURNITURE, CARP-  PETS, CURTAINS, ART GOODS,  SILVERWARE, CHINA, CUTLER-|  RY, GLASSWA, etc.  Large illustrated catalog ue and price list free for asking. ������������������"���������������-. ���������',*'&���������-irl.-.-  ���������'���������'-������������������ n  * *   oft/ ;V  ������������������*-*-*sS   r  ���������������*'  *���������>-  -������������������**.  DAILY    irrrHR  LOCAL  A SNAP���������k 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.'P.  OWEN,  Piano  Tuner Abbotsford I-Iote".  The Garrison hoys say the meat  (he Ladysmitli football men eat must  b'3 tlie right ��������� lurid, for theij- flesh is  hard arid firm.  Several families of Ladysmith have  witlnn the past few.weeks purchased  good orders, of furniture from Wcil.er  Brothers';- of Victoria. The well  known firm have probably the best  stock of furniture in iheir warehouses  of any firm this side of Toronto, ami  few in Canada can equal in stock  and business the firm of, Weiler Bros  It is a firm which, when you once  'deal with them, you-are their customers for the future. If Vic'tori.i  had a suflicieiit number of as wide-  n wake firms as Weiler. Bros, it would  he well for the,city.   o .  ��������� Ship' Star   of   France  is   due  here  .from 'Frisco for a"full cargo' of coal-  S.S.  Belfast took on coal at  bunkers ' this morning.  th  S.S.  Titania is in today for. a full  cargo  of coal.    Sho will  take aboui  .rj,(ill(J    t&HS  Barque Milanope has arrived hen  and is now lying at anchor in the  hay. "She is to take a full cargo'o'  coal. This ship came up Iroiii Lahinu  making a record trip from that port  doing the run in 11 days. She lias  consequently arrived -here ahead of  orders, so she Avill not start loadinj  until they arrive, which is expectc:  to be in a day or two. The Alilariop  ~is aliout, the swiftest sailer on thi  coast, she holding the record-for th.  fastest, run , between Cape Flatten  and Cape Town.  Thc  football   team   has  made     a  rang cm cuts for a special rate to Victoria for footballers and their friend  nexI. Satm-say. The fare will be $.l..'fi(  tickets   being good  until Monday.  ��������� ; -O : ���������  CORRESPONDENCE.   -  To  Ihe Editor of The Ledger:  Dear Sir,���������In Saturday's issue o  The Ledger I find a reply to my let-  tor on'Sunday amusement,-and aftei  talking one step wilh the Lover o.  Sport,  we are forced to Separate.  He thinks our agreement on recrea  tion about the only thing of -sense  'in..my letter- So'much for his re  verencc to our Heavenly Father; s<  much for his eye-sight; so much foi  his loyalty to his Master. '-'The too1  hath said in his heart there, is m  God."  Again lie wishes to justify himscl  because he is in certain circumstan  ccs and again because lie wishes tc  be free to do what be wants to oi  that. day. "If thou turn'away th;.  foot;-from the Sabbatlh frbm doinj  lliy pleasure on my holy day .and  call (.he Sabbath a delight, thc liolv  of the Lord honorable, and shall  honor him, not doing thine own  ways or finding thine own pleasure  nor speaking thine own words. Ther  sha.lt tho u delight thyself in thc  J Lord. For the mouth of the Lon!  hath spoken  it.  The "Lover of Sport" did not answer my question. T will answer  his. What is flic best thing to do?  Seek first the kingdom of God and  all needful^ tilings will be added.  Serving God in the forenoon and thi  devil in the afternoon. Let me sugar-  coal, thc truth for the Sabibath. (breaker's if they mid it too bitter. What  would they -think of a soldier fighting  for the Japanese in the forenoon and  going to take-sides with thc Russians  in   tlie  afternoon?    Quite   wor-  STRATHCONA TO RETIRE.  Montreal, March 27.���������II, is semiofficially 'announced that Lord St rath  cona i.s about, to retire from presidency of the Bank of Montreal. lie  will be succeeded by Sir George  Druniiiioiid, vice-president, and upon  whose shoulders I in- greater portion  of (tie president's duties have fallen  during tlie last few years on account  of Lord Strathcona's absence in  London. Jl i.s this inability to discharge the duties of office which  has prompted Lord Strat-hcoiia to  ask lhat, lie lie relieved of the position-. Legislation i.s t.o lie asked  from parliament for power tomunc  th-a Honorary 1'resident, and I-- this  office Lord Stratlicona wil! be elected.  thy of honor?   No; that, kind is    not  needed,   there is no place for     them  in this world or that to come.     Listen  to Jesus.    Choose you  this  day  who you will serve. Ye'cannot serve  God and Mammon.    He that would  lie a friend of the world is the enemy  of:God'.  Let not the Lover of Sport  be anxious about what kind of work  [do, -Ian.' not too proud to accept. a  : gift,  '"lhe gift of God is eternal life  ���������through- Jesus Christ our Lord." But-  .Sabbath breakers and the .proud can.  not'sec that gift when it is offered  .to tiheiii .   I  will send the loper     of  Sports  two checks,  and  be can  get  Lliem cashed today. "He that cometh  Lo me (Jesus) I will in no wise cast  ,-ut._    Believe   on   the   Lord      Jesus  ..heist and thou shalt  be saved."  Is it not' clear to you, Mr. Editor,  .nat thc love of sport basso poisoned my friend that'-he wants to play  ..hen tlie all 'important matters of  i.ne soul arc brought before him? He  .vill look at circumstances, he will  -.ook'at his own wishes,- and he wants  lo take a look at me, only a messenger, but lie will not think of his disease or take tlie remedy for that dis-  ,:ase, VV'ho iorgiveth all our iniqgiti-  s? Who liealeth all our diseases?  -.-he-great-physician of the soul, the  .ion! Jesus. What would you think'  ji the Lover of Sport .after getting  - i.e Ledger liris evening if he would  *ear. it up and analyse it, that be  .night tell those around him what  naterial.it was composed of?'' But 1  .xpect him to perhaps look over the  ,ar news, and if he-is- willing to  y&vn, ho will read tlio correspondence  .nd if he is prepared to. profit by it  .e will find .something there that will  .e to his,���������-eternal interests.' There is  .ii; for a look at  the crucified one.  ii"i conclusion, let me impress upon  ���������ic- Sab|bath   breakers   of   this   city  . ach one for him -or herself to  think  jver this- matter seriously and  when  ��������� icy hivd out,  when  they know,  that,  ucy    arc     on- thc broad   way   that  .-a'deth    to '.''destruction,  may  t-lioy  a.c  the courage,  tlie'manliness,  the  uiiiility to take a stand for the-Lor-d>  ��������� e.-ius  Christ.. "In ^.niy  presence.       is  .illness  ,: of.   .joy   at" my   right hand  ���������in re'-are-   pleasures   for   c.ei.'mo.re."  LOVER   OF  MEN.  ladysmith, March 27tli, H-85.  .Editor. Ladysmith Daily Ledger,    -  Sir.��������� i asK the privilege oi answer-  ..ig through your paper the gentlc-  '.mii.. who,, -calls    himself "A.Lover of  ieu" 'iMy opinion is .that the ilon-  ���������rable     Gentleman    is  delirious.   In  he first, place he - criticizes thc Led-  ,er for ads ertising "these.- Suiinay  ,a:ucs. I would ask him.what'is  ���������lie local'paper, here for, is it for the  enefit of this Lover of Men type, or  sit- to -/represent-, the. whole ecniinun-  -ty? IWould say,, sir, that the Ledger     is hero     for t.he .   bcnefit: of us  ports just as    much as it is for this  rrs'on who would like to make a Sal  ation Army War Cry out of it. He  *ays the eve of the Lord is upon us.  -'believe every Word of it, and lam  vre wlien lie is watching the,boys  o:n hands    in  these innocent- sports  To will be quite satisfied for es lo  ���������hoosp'fo'r ourselves Avhether we cn-  oy ourselves in church or on the  -rort-S grounds.  The Lover" of Men wants t.o know  -.vhat is to     be done.   My answer lo  hat is, mind your own business,  "inr-modern churches have so much of  the mercincry clement in. their mcth-  ve may safely,    compare their mcth-  know which side the bishops and ministers and this Lover of "vle'n will take'  and that is one reason; why many  workingmen ���������reject, them. In the  good old times the workingmen of  England had to go to church whether  they liked it or, not, the church warden ha d, power to hunt them up and  drive them into church, like sheep, if  they disobeyed orders they could be  h'a,uled before the magistrates and  fined, and imprisoned if they refused  to goto church for three months.  They could be driver! out of the country and if they ever returned again  they,had the risk of being hanged as  felons. Of course ihere are exceptions to this rule. Here and there  you will find some aggressive democratic '���������church, with a magnetic  !'.readier��������� in which the workingmen  take a, lively interest and do their  share of work, but it is a melancholy fact ��������� that the majority cf  churches have lost their hold of the.  masses, and all the evidence we can  gather proves conclusively that the  working'.'classes want recreation and  thc best of enjoyment as much as he \  docs the church. Now, sir, I will ���������  ���������jvc you figures to prove my state-  me-nt. Thc city of. Glasgow had u  census a''while ago and it was found  that eighty-two and a half per cent,  of lhe people never went to any  church,- chapel or mission. At Bol-  1 on, in Lancaster, they had a similar census about;the same time aiid  ������������������he results were almost, exactly the  same. The Bishop of Manchester  said that about one- person out of  every seven, is the average proportion of church ��������� goers in his diocese.  I could-fill up the whole of the Ledger giving facts and ''figures.- of this  nature. The church ; sorely " needs  some twentieth century prophets who  arc born leaders of men, and who  have convictions and principles that  hey are prepared to fight or die for  if necessary. If you put moral magnets like Dr. Parver or Hugh, Pri,e  Hughes or . Spurgeon'into your pulpits you' will not have to complain  of 'empty./ churches, bjiit where you  have one parson-who could (ill empty tabernacles you have a hundred  .who could empty theni and .scatter  their congregation to the four winds.  Too many cnuichesi alas, are coniiiicr  cial under takings. They are as  much places of business as the shops  of the butcher or the baker. 'I hey  find, easy ".'"employment'/.for a highly  'paid minister, who lives in a big  -house and keeps on good terms with  his wealthy members,'' but when the  average working-man '."meet's with a  i:lv rcii of this type he gives it a wide  berth.   ;  In conclusion T may add that this  Lover of Mm did not have the grit  or the courage of liis convictions to  put his name to his article. I as",  him to come from his elevated seat  and aiis'wer _ny letter, and you may  rest assured he will be followed up  very closely^ No notice will be taken of his nonsence until he publishes  his own name.  'I hanking you for the space in your  paper, I am, sir,  . Yours truly,  GEORGE I-IANNAY,  A Lover of Sport.  NEW  STYLE  .1  In  FRENCH    TWEED, ENTG-  LTS1I   CHEVOITS.  This   lot  will   make  our    cap  department complete," and give,  us an  assortment,  that cannot  be loaf en on  tlie Ci ast.  .',5 cents to 75 cents.  Dr. R. B. Dier may be found at  his office, at any time through the  day or evening. Bridge" or crown  work as good as the best and at reasonable prices. It is not a practice  ,for a few days cl weeks only that  Dr. Dier is establishing, but ane  that will cause him to' be a permanent resident of Ladysmith. Office on  High Street, next Weinrobe's.  NOTICE.  '^Dissolution of Partnership.)  The partnership heretofore subsisting between Chu Ming and Chu Lung  Uo, of Extension, B.C., trading under the firm name of Wing Sang &  Co., has beeu dissolved.  '1 he business will in future be conducted under tlie sole management of  Chu Lung I lo. who assumes all liabilities of the late firm, and to whom  all outstanding debts must be paid.  CTIU LUNG 1IO.  Dated Extension, B.C., Feb. 29th,  1905.  333EEHB  Store closes   at six o'clook every evening except .Saturclay.  DRYSDALE - STEV������NS6N  0).    lal/snU'i  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All work guaranteed, and at reasonable rates.  High St. Ladysmith  01-EN AT ALL HOURS.  HAY. 6RA.N AM)  fARMPRODUU  Orders will be delivered, anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's, on the  r-3splaiiadc.  J AS.  WARNOCK.  Some good Residences For Sale  Call and get particulars.  AggiK ������ of the Esquimalt  fib Nanaimo Ry. Co's  City Property  JOHN STL.WART P. O .Box 268  PIKE, LIFE  AND  ACCIDENT  INSURANCE.  CONVEYANCING   ' ��������� ' N0���������RY   PUBUC-  In order that it may be cl?arly understood, The Ledger ��������� desires to state  that no minister of any . church in  Ladysmith Ins written, or *o f.ir as  we know, had anything to do Avith  the various letters appearing in our  columns   regarding  Sunday  .ports.  *m^  SUe HARD.  [SU-SHAR]  is the word to use w hen   asking   for cocoa or Mill; Chotulat e.  7' -  /- - -'  -*������,  Dont bi alarmed.  II the    l-riPIUI:  You   can  CIGARS  ire-  .011  want.    For  Sale  livery where-  W.T. HEDDLE   CO.  .Villiams' Block  Xi.idysuatitb.  Particular Grocers.  Telephone l  BOOKS FOR  Sale &  Exchange  ���������At���������  HOY'S BAKERY  10c. arid 15c.  Fletcher Bros,  Healers In .....  Pianos and  Organs .-.  Ladysmitli, B. C.  J. P1EBGY AND CO.  WH OL ES A I.E DRY G OODS.  Victoria,  B. C. '-    -  Manufacturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  ;of..  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHIRTS, ETC.  I  1st   1 venue.  Ladysmith  ds and ,;*xperieiicee with those uf any  first-class      business   linn.   They   advertise     llii-msehes. 'I I icy   raise  money regularly,     11.cy compete with one  another,      they    adopt      all  sorts  of  methods   to  secure  customers  and adherents, and   if  they fail   to oet them  we h;i\e a right    to kiu.w  the reason  why.   Do  the ehnn-hes supply-  the articles  that     tlie average  woikiiiu- man  wants and     needs?   Tliey are inltnse-  ly  hit man and amenable   to sympathy  am'  guidance  and   encouragement.   Do  they    get. these things  in our church-  yx ;:nil chapels?   If il comes to a war  of     aggression    or     a. scramble for  loa-cs and    fis-lus,  or tlie destruction  oi'    their school      boards, or the curtailment     of    their     liberties,  they  LADYSMITH SHAVING  PARI ORS  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  HIGH  STREET.  -:���������: Best in the City :���������:���������j  Leave orders with  KLAIR  &   ADAM,   ';<*,,rn  All work first-class at THE CHRV  STAL,  VICTORIA. ,  fc-ssffiBaessaiSHi  HE FIRST DRAWING FOR THE  3KRS3SS������S?*f������3^ESi^Sa  Eschatlots,  Cabbage and Tomato plants.  Orders  taken for   Roses, Ornamental   and  Fruit trees.*  will  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.  take  place cm  Tuesday,   April -ith at A. R.   Johnston & Co's  I Store,   Nanaimo,  at,  -1   p.n.    The   oublie    ar-e   cordially     invited   to  ������ participaie.  1 ���������      '      A  The next drawing will take place in Ladysmith.  ijtM^flmi  On Dry Goods, Furnishing Goods,  Hats, Boots and Shoes.  Our new lines of Boots and Shoes  are arriving daily. We can suit you  in quality and price,  i t  Your attention  is invited  to a fine  lot of Dress Goods just received.  SIMON LEISER&C0Ltd.  [GATACRE ST.  LADYSMITH  2a������jU^m~&Bi3m.  LUNNS' MALTED COFFEE  This CTFPEE  is blended    with   ENGLISH MALT nnd  is  more  healthful than" Pure Coffee. It" agrees with  ALL constitutions a,nd  makes'a delicious and  sustaining beverage.    Sold in one-pound tins"  at 40  cents. * s    TELEf HONE  2-1,   .  BLAIR St RDRM  CARLISLE      BLOCK  !S������Sfc*������������?.������ES5iaSi  sw sHf-****-* ^ *������**a^  HEADACHES.  the  lesult" of eys     straining, c.'ied  Examinations    and si^hf tests free  itt<-r ih.ir.-e.  2>  *B.FORCIMflER\S  ^FIRST  -���������*mm  AVE  WArCHMAKEK. JjlEiiB^ '--Js'- '������������������piAN  *$  +'%,   +%,  -X'    ��������� .-���������:'.   -^���������1i3*  isa  PU1T1N0 ON  NEW PAPER  is  the mest elicclive 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 certain  you  can  select  exactly  the riglit paper to suit yo'ir  taste  and  purse.   Let us  show  you  our handsome array of styles.  HARRY KAY  HO. MILES  Contractor  and Builder  REPAIRING   of   all  kinds   promptly  attended to.    Shop on Gatacre    Bt.  WE HAVE MIXH PLFASURE  in announcing that we have purchased the stock in trade of E. ROL-  STON, and we trust by close at ten [ion  to business and the: courteous treatment of our customers to merit a fair  share of your business. We are revising our prices and now is the time for  bargains in several lines. (  LADYSMITH HARDWARE CO, Ltd.  N. B.���������-A complete new stock of fishing tackle has  just a< rived.  HILBERT  ���������a  HOTFL  LADYSMITH  R ATMS���������$1.00     per    day.     Finest  Wines,  Liquors and  Cigars.  Fir������t  Avenue, Ladysmith, B.  Q.      -ABB0TT ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.O.  D. Cl WHITE.  FARMERS'    MEAT   HARKET  Oh ist Avenue  Ceo. Roberts   -  Proprietor  T  HOTEL DOMINION  ��������� R-.itet $1.25 aitl $].&r���������  rce bus to *ll t\ct u be* t   landinga rwd  r������ilwav dle^oti.    Eloc-lrio cart err.i_\  live  tHinat**   to ill pirls ���������(   lino  ci'v.    liar  Hied tftblll HB������XC������lli-(l.  F. 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