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 I  W:  ' Rrffcfrie^^i^SnsaiSe ������*S rmmS&fXr*  gJ^*^J*g^gjS55^Sgg55:  f-EOlSI/ATIVE ASSEMBLY.  The Ladysmith Daily Ledger  VOL.,2  TUESDAY  iMar.-h  27,   lUOfi  PRICE FIVE CENTS  ALDERMEN CRITICIZE  SCHOOL TRUSTEES  Their Refusal To Pay For Cordwood  .Calls Forth Caustic  Comment:  Mayor Suggests That Council Borrow  Money Until Next Fall for Street  Improvement Work-; './."  V  If:  The petition of,Aid. Campbell, re-  g.uniiig tlie draining oi Block il,  wus, upon a motion by that gentlc-  ninii, seconde<l by Aid. Spcnce, allowed to 'Ire withdrawn by (lie City  Council last evening. In the petition, Aid. Campbell ex'-laincd the  necessity of having the block propei ���������  ly drained, and asked the council to  share the expense of constructing  property drains, and connecting them  with the Gatacre Street sewer  The petition was laid over pending  itil-uiries by Uie city clerk if Mr.  W.  ?���������   Jones  had  got  ].eunis.sioii     horn the  ���������*a*v    railway  company   to   la!\c  the sewer  ���������**$,   nndci-   the    tracks.,   11  was     learned  *,   that    Air.  .h.nes  had  obtained   only  verbal permission from  Mr.     Hunter,  K|   and 'lhe  aldermen  considered   it inad-  W$}   visablc  to go  10  the expense of con-  SJ,   necting    small  drains  to the     sewer  |   when   an  outlet  for  lhe same  might  I    he shut off at any time.    If the s..b-  |   way approach was  made to .the wi.atf  '!   it might be possible to get an outlet  (r  for  the  wiiole  of  the city  sewerage,  I������! and if  the subway was made, the'pell,  tition could be considered later on in  ^1,   .tlr.3 year.     In consideration of     this  y   Air.   Camp-bell withdrew his  petition.  *" WHARF ROAD.  X     The Mayor    was asked if he    bad  ���������' any   idea    when    the  government   in-  | tended  taking action to get a  right-  | of-way  to  the  Dominion wharf,    llis  :; woiship stated   that he  had  received  >a  letter from  fire Hon.* R. F.   Green  ,, last week, in which the commission-  j|^ er explained that he was unable     to  make  the  joum-ey   up  to   Ladysmith  % to inspect    the  proposed routes,   to  I);*.the  wharf until this week. ' He   pio-  flf inised   to    notify  the Council as     to  i   the day    he would  l.e  in  the     city.  y His Worship considered  it was   time  l  something definite  was   done  in   this-  Stevens Block in rcferoncn to the alleged dinigerous sidewalk. As lhat  pei son had no authority to do any  work on   lhe properly,  it  was asled  nun of  Y61G IM II  Winnipeg, Mar. 20.���������IIudTlIed in the  snow behind the fence irr tlie rear of  the McDoiigall Methodist Church, the  body of Annie Pcterman, a handsome  Polish girl, aged twenty-one, daughter of Kronstadt Pelerman, 302 Selkirk Aveni.iL*, was found shortly after  fi o'clock tin's moMiing.  , Wii.li not a mark upon thc body  or any sit-ns about her clothing to  indicate that there was any suggestion of foul play, the cause of death  remains a  intsl-ery.  The girl, who was prepossessing  and well dres.'Od, was last seen alive  hist  night  when  she attended service  mm urn  on sum  At the present time it is uncertain  if the intermediate footballers will be  able'to journey   to, Victoria  for    thc  THE CORONER  IrWTSBODY  OF E  Coroner    Davis  of Nanaimo came'  down  to Ladyfiinith  this morning  to  inspect tlie body  oI"Eric'-son,    found  game .scheduled  to take place at  (he  j-h-ating  in   the   hay   yesterday.   The  coroner found   the  condition  of    the  capital  on Saturday,  as the niciri'jer.s  of the 1 earn may  find it impossible to-  get  ihe necessary   turn-out  min:*.* nim-*-  get  the necessary time off. It would  l.e a great  pity  to  default the  game  to   the   Victorians,   as the   local l:,oys  hay? uiiidc a splendid showing hitherto,  aii*'l if they can  arrange, to   play  all  games scheduled     there', is  even-  liklihood   of their  seeming   tlie   inler-  mc.li'ntc  championship  of the  Island.  at! lh--   Immaculate Conception church 11 (,   i.s to  be hoped   that  arrangements  that   the  innller   be   laid  over    until Jil"<1' '"*f���������'*-���������"  having .confess,,,! |0     Itev.   will l e made for all mcin-bers lo make  Mrs.  Stevens    returned", in   August, j''110"1'0!'.  -lS   was   *'*'r   cuslom,,  s>'ie  (ire   trip.  Upon a motion   by    'Aid. 'Patt.rs-on, !--|-ai-<c-d for home about 8.30 o.'clock. ,,   ]>u*-ing the wee-c the intermediates  i.cconded by Aid.  Speiicc'/'it' was ag'-,^'11' ihe Words,  "Uhon  is mass    to-  should   turn  out  regularly  for  prac-  reed   to  ask- the   owners of'the  pro--!lm;n'(nv>  father?"  she went out  into   ticc, so if they co  to the capital   on  perty  to rail' Uie stoi������- and "the side-   Ulu "'K"1 *l,1(i to  lver death.     Father   Saturday     1 hey  will be in  lirst-rate  walk'(i-om the steps'to a'poiiiitcight   *"ni,II'-er  states-that  there  was     no   f(Jnii   to meet'the men of  th-t city.  feet from First Avenue.  '' ",;    (c.m.se 'I'or  d.s-ioiwiency in  her f-onver- |  ���������  A    letter   ,w������s received from : Mr.  ���������-lliun  wit������ ������������������'������������������������������������  Isaac Could; calling' the^ attention ol ' ������'  I ody had been accurately described  by Constable Cassidy irr his report,  and considered it unnecessary to hold  an inquest, there being no cause to  suspect that Erickson came by i-Is  death through foul means..  , The grave for the remains of, , the  doceased man is being prepared today '*��������� and it is probable that the burial will take place about five o'clock  this evening.  INTEREST IN ISLAND  COPPER PROPERTIES  Purchased by American Mining Com-  , pany-Philadelphia Firm  Part-owners  In Mt. Sicker And Brenton Mines=-Ex-  pert's Opinion of the Mount  Sicker Properties  ,  FATALLY   SHOT  HIS   WIFE.  the" Council", to a  sewerage pond that , ,n':AVY   RAINS .IN  CALIFORNIA,  was existing on  the Esplanade.      lie  as' ed if the Cou-ncil thought tire same  Visclin,   Cal.,   Mar.   2f������ One-half  was l-encficiul to public health.' The In'h ()f ralu fc*n l*hv('-n mUliiighl  Mayor remari'ed in this connection- an-' 7 o'clock t-his morning, and o���������e  that he had - been, informed that a mdl nf rail1 is reported from the  ladv had fallen iu this pond .only ��������� ��������� ���������������������������������m'l������'������ districts. Tho rivers are  few davs before. ' It Was, in. his op- ���������<1*,������-',,'**y rising. The flood waters  inion a great nuisance-and bethought   '" 'Visa|la are spreading out into the  it should be drained-into tlie'' culvert. Upon a motion by Aid.- Malone, seconded hy Aid.'-Patterson the  sanitary committee was instructed tQ  abate the nuisance.  Aid. Spence said residents bad asked him to endeavor to get thc alleyway between Baden Powell street  and White Street, graded.- Referred  to the Street.Committee   Aid. Patterson asked how ��������� much  money would he available, for street  work this ^year. Could an estimate;  lie formed?       ���������     --.;."'' '     ;:  The Mayor - sai'd this would l.e possible. ' He thought, it would be a  good idea to borrow nicney (or . the  street work this year. -It could '-'ne  borrowed    at a reasonable ;interest-,  sticels, the water leing over a foot  tkN'ji near several sehoolhonses. The  ���������lolin's levoe, which protects the city  is being constantly  patroled/  Wiijside, Nc'\, Mar., 2". -* August  Miller, a young farmer ol Stanton  county, went to the home of his father-in-law, Fred Heinecke; wheie  Mis. Miller had gone after a f Jiarrel,  anil falcilly shot, his wife and dan^Wr.-  ously wounded liar father and mother. Miller was in turn wounded by  Harneoke, but .not seriously, it is  thought. Borrowing a neighbor's  horse, he escaped. A sheriff's posse  is  in pursuit.   '  ���������������������������  FOUR YEARS SENTENCE  FOR BANK THIEF  Toronto, Ont., Mar. 27.���������Edwin St  George Banwcll was this morning  sentenced to four years in Kingston  for robbing the Crown Bank of $4<������,-  000   while acting  teller.  matter. During the day the* rough  '��������� crossing that had been made by thc  w���������," teamsters had been blocked,; so that  | it would be quite impossible to get  ^; a wagon to the wharf until a pro-  Sjf; ' tor api roach was inatie. As ine-r-  I    chants  were receivingri,-* .lot of   stuff  Mr^ Duveiiiett, on behalf of the  ami could be repaid when the. taxes prisoner, pleaded for a light sentence  were collected in the'fall. By hav- on the ground of Ban well's youth,  irtg tlie work done in .the early sum- and owing lo the fact that he had  mer the- Council would more than been accused of being previously one-  save the amount of money paid in hundred dollars short in his cash  interest on borrowed cash. - Unless which��������� lie denied. The ������>uarnhtce  funds were raised by loan in the eoiri;uny was laking this out of his  early summer no street work, could salary-to make good. Thi-s . reduced  be done until the fall and-it was im-   his income,  which was. only   $050, to  possible--to do  good ;iwork  when  the   a! very small  monthly salary,  only a   ly engaged,who might be,led- astray.  heavy rains wereL.cpnii.ng"::6iiV"T-'rLast j ���������-��������� -; '���������'' ���������--'��������� -'.''''''       '     '" ���������.-'   ;       .������������������"--.���������-        - ^   little-over $50 a month, and a desire  to marry, coupled with the temptation of securing a large sum -of money, was a foolish impulse rather  than the piemediatcd act of a criminal.  Air. Dayton, on l-ehaU of the Crown  pointed out that thc bank bad been  put to .fltiOOO expense in apprehend ing  Banwcll and recovering what he had  sToIen.  .Judge  Winchester,   in   passing   sentence,    said  ho did not  impose     the  sentence  of four years   nicnsly as     a  correefciotr   for tlie offense,  but as   ��������� ai  warning to other young ���������hien'-siniilar-j  FLOODS  DEMORALIZE   TRAFFIC.  Los Angeles, March 20.���������The heavy  and almost continual rainfall through  out Southern California during lire'  past week has temporarily idemoralaz-.  ed railroad traffic and caused much  [damage from washouts. Last night's  J rainfall was the heaviest of thc  storm, ami today all thc railroads  in this end of the state arc moving  trains slowly, and without regard to  their regular schedule,  if at all.  A despatch to the Times, from San  Jacinto, Cal., says: "Raging down  its course in Uie maddest fury known  in 20 years, the San Jacinto'threatens great damage to the town o-;'  San Jacinto, to (lie extensile ranching regions near hy, and' to many  other places in the valley. Bridges  have been washi-d away, lands have  been flooded and it has been only  with the greatest- difficultly that the  waters have teen prevented from  sweeping through the main street of  San Jacinto. For the first time in  its history, the Hemet dam is pouring from its sluiceways and augmenting the flood."  Dr. E.  D.  Dier,     of    Philadelphia,   greatly pleased  with all the     moun-  was iu town yesterday,  the guest of  tain    properties and considers     they ,'  Dr.   R. B.   Dier,     of this city.      He  have    a    splendid    future.    On     the'  eft      for     Victoria  on  the  morning  stf      th     of his        ;rt .  train.    Dr. Dier is vice-president    of  the firm ot Dier-Quick & Evans Co., com������J-an-v bought what interest in the  mining bio1, ers  of Philadelphia. This  Mt.   Sicker and  Brenton mines.    Mr.  firm  has  recently  bought a consider-   W.   A.  Dier could be induced to part,  able  interest  in   Mount  Sicker   min-. with.     The    company have   acquired  ing properties, (developed by Mr.    W. ' the operating power of these   mines, ���������  A. Dier, of Victoria.     These   proper-  and yesterday put a force of eigirtccn.  tics adjoin the Tyce Mine, and before  me������  at work and  in the course of a.  purchasing   the  interest,   Dr.     Di-er's   few wcel-s, will send a  shipnu-iit    of  company had thorn inspected by   Mr.   ore   to  one  of  the  island     smelters.  James  Humes,     ���������>   mineralogist,     of  'Ihe shaft in these properties has al-  I'hiladelphia,    and    for     some years   ready l<:en sunk 155 feet.  mining exj ert    for the  Amalgamated.   Dr.  Dier was accompanied   on   his  Copper company. ' !visit to the Island  by his    partner,  lie inspected a number of the ' Mt. Air. Evans, and Ihey are delighted  Sicker mines, including the Tyco, at being enabled to acjr-jiiire property  over which he was shown by Mr. at Mt. Sicker that their expert h.is  Livingston, general manager of the considered to be of such immense  Tyee    Copper    Company.     He    was   value.  PROVINCIAL MILLS  LOSING BUSINESS  BODY FOUND INT TRUNK.  StocMon, March 20.���������The body of  a, man which was found iu a trunk  among the .baggage at the Southern  Pacific depot . here Saturday night,  has leen identified as that of All ert  i*J-;- AleVicar, an employee of the Raw  hide min3 at Jamestown, Cal. The  police today arrested at Ant inch Mrs  Emma Ledoux, or Mrs.'-AleVicar, as1  |she called herself here. Airs. Ledoux  on Leiag arrested, promptly admitted  her Identity and said she knew what  sbrj  was .warnted   for.     She    declared I  wns  year oh this account, the city  at a considerable loss.      ..:'-..  Aid.  Patterson "-thought the  idea  good    one and suggested, that'   each  ward be allotted for street irnprove-  at the wharf every week, it was ne  i cessary that action be taken inrme-  ��������������� diately.  j   "' ELECTRIC LIGHT.  Aid.  Spcnce inquired   if the Alayor 'ments a fair share of the irioney ac-  S" had any   ������������������ report  to make   regarding 'cording to the. amount of taxcsPa*-*  the electric light question. J by the residents of'the ward.      Aid.  i)     His Worship regretted  that he had -Spcnce favored the   scheme; agreeing  I,  been  unable    to get to    Victoria to !���������*���������������������������������*���������" **e pouncil   would save  money  $' obtain    certain     information   during 'in the long run.     The question '-was'  j| last Week as had teen arranged.    Ho   laid  over for consideration'.  I had been detained in- the "city by im- CEMETERY.  | portant business. He would r,e vis- I Aid. Patterson of "the Cemetery  E iting the capital during he vc-ik, Committee said, the cemetery badly  | ami by next meeting wcxild have a needed'_ rapairing and the cost of  report on the electric light   question  NEWS NOTES FROM  THE WATERFRONT  Ottawa, March 20. ��������� Commercial Air. LarLe advised trying to export  Agent J. S. Larke, of Sydney, British Columbia herring to -Austra-  vvrites that as an illustration of how ��������� lia, packed-by the" method Mr-: Cowic  British    Columbia   mills  are     losing   advises.  their hold on Australian trade, a Air. Ross, Canadian commercial ag-  eoiuract for over a million feet of ,ent at Melbourne, writes that ' ten-  Oregtn pine was placed a few week.*] .ders for a new' steamship service to  a&o with Puget Sound .mills. be esiablishod ltetween ���������Kn-iland    aud  it shows British Columbia prices ��������� Australia in 1008 contained a pro-  nearly-10 per cent, higher, which \ision whereby the Postmaster.Gen-  may be accountable to some extent eral may at any time substitute for  hy higher freights. sufficient     cause     another    than the  Mr.  Lar'.:e says that a number    of  Suez route, and therein lies thc   op-  the    fanneis     who   went   from     tlie   portunity  of   Canadian  rail v. a-s   and.  Northwisl  to  Australia  two months   steamship owners in provid'nj an ef-  agn,   with the  expectation  of   finding   liciant service via Vancouver to meet  to McVicar on Saturday morning by  Joi Miller. She does not go into details, but.-."declares she had. 'nothing  to do with it, outside of assisting  in putting the body in a trunk. Neither dr.os she .give the reason, for the  killing. Dr. Hull; one of the autopsy surgeons, stated .this morning that  a blow on the head, causing congestion-on the inner lining oi the skull  had caused death, and-there was no  evidence-of poison. There is absolutely no .svidence of carbolic acid  and no.odor of alcohol.-  - ���������      '     .     o  SMOKING CARS  FOR WOMEN?���������NO  Chicago,   Alar.   27.��������� Chicago     was  A considerable quantity of coal has ^    Steamer Toes, Capt.  Hughes,, roach---much  agitated  today  by  a     London  cheap   land and a  better climate arc   all  the    requirements of the A ultra-  ,,,,,..        ., .    ."~.~r,      j !no\v returning, declaring  the land   i*.   lian Government.    The most   impor-  fchat  carbolic acid   was- administered   ...      . ,  ,,'      .,   -    ,,   ���������-,-/-,'     -.    .     ���������*-" ���������*    .������������������     ^    ���������    '     ������-  hinili-priced and that the cold of Can-   tant    -Australian  train centres     are  ada's  \v nters    is  j ���������referable lo     the. iu the East,  a  fact   which   is  in fav-  hcat of the Australian summer. or of the'Canadian route,  Titannia is Expected in For Half Cargo-  Work Will be Resumed  To-morrow  WRANOEL WIPED  OUT BY FLAMES  $ for  the council.  CORDWOOD BILL.  % The Clerk presented W. H. Tininis'  bill for cutting cordwood1 and hauling the same to the city school. Ihe  trustees referred the bill back to tlie  council. They would not autliori/-.e  its payment from the school funds.  They had not; ordered the wood and  so were not responsible for its payment.  llis Worship said it was unfortunate that the trustees had looked at  the matter iu this light ami had  seen fit to take such action. It  caused a breach of the good feeling  that had existed .so loag between the  council and  trustee boards.  Aid. Urerr thought the trustees  had agreed to take all the woi-1  that could be cut when the proposition  was  first made.  Aid. Patterson agreed. The trustees   were  perfectly  willing   to     take  putting it in  proper-, shape would  be ���������''bc-cn  taken  from   the -bunkers,   du'i'ing   ed   Victoria     Sunday   rroin  Northern j cable  announcing  about  $100.       He  asliied-the'Council   *he day, am! The Ledger is informed   British   Columbia  ports   with    about .England  would p  that, railroads      in  put  on  smoking  cars  if they -"would loan   the    Cbminitlec   tliat.  there, will  be  work  in   the mine ' forty  passengers,   most   of whom de- j for women.    Club  women as a     rule  that   "sum  for-    the. -purpose. After   tomorrow.     Tlie collier Titania will   baa-'eil   at   Vancouver.      The  steamer 'became purple as they considered tiro  some discussion on   Aid.   Patterson's   come down from  Nanaimo   tomorrow   bad  about   one-hundred   all   told    -on'preposterous   proposition and  declined  request  it was decided upon a     mo-   to complete her cargo.    She  is  talc- _ Uie northbound  tion by  Aid.  Campbell,  seconded  by/ ���������'��������������� a half load  at Nanaimo.  Aid. Speiice to    authorae -the Ceme-      s.S.   Claxton and scow    took   coal  icry     Committee to have  the nec-es-   rot-  the   mainland- this, morning.  sary  work done by .contract or   day  trip arvd a heavy  freight. The travel xis heavy to  Buliiley v.-tlley and -freight shipments  large  to   the cann::rios.     -The     Tecs  to take it  seriously.    They all agree  that  no  American woman would dare  smoke in public.  W. J. Black, passenger traffic man-  in port yesterday, left early  She. took about ',5  of bunker  coal.  this  tons  work  with instructions that 'bills for  the same be presented to  the   Council  for payment.    , ���������     '.-',-,    '��������� I ���������������"ri������-1S  STOVE PIPES.  Aid.  Malone called   the attention of !    S.S. .Albion  and scow  loaded coal  his  colleagues    to- the  fact   that     a   Ivorc  this   morning for  the  mainland  great many    householders were .-v*o-'    sg    0tl|)il;ui0   AisthtiviiBll  a    car  lading   the    city by-laws by     having   of Qmar  qk    ^ Ulc  Tyec    SlllclleI.  stove  pipes      through . the roofs;    of   (lijs mQ kM ^ of  their buildings  instead of brick chrm-   ^  whieh ������S,1C  took  IIorlh.  ncys.    It i was a very .dangerous prac-.  ticc as well as illegal, and 'should I Mail aiLiccs bring further details  be stopped. The Mayor fully'' con- concerning tlie burning of the scaling  curred with Aid. Malone. Stove schooner Enterprise of Victoria. The  pipes    through    roofs Jrad   been     the   Steamer Titan,   which arrived al St.  .brought  little news  from  the    north-,ager  of  the  Santa Fe,  said his  line  The Steamship Oomerie which  was. eril  Horts_     Afc  AWn  IJay>  u       bis -woum not  put on ,2nwking cars   for.  pot latch vvas still in progress and ; women, at least until the lines were  was expected to continue for- two extended through old Mexico. Me  ���������weeks longer. The .steamer will sail said thc Santa Fe already provided  north again on the 1st. It is pro- comfortable smokers that were open  bable that Capt. .Hughes will remain (o women, but the only ones using  to   lake    command     of   the  steamer ��������� them  were  immigrants,  negroes    and  Juneau,  Alaska,  Mar. 26.���������A   spec-  also burning out .fully,-two   dozen re-  ial .(U*spatch has   been received   that   sidences.     The Mayor and council ap-  . - - -    ��������� ���������  ihe town of  Wraiigcl'was .-burned   to   pealed to Pacific, coast points  for as-  thc     gro-uud.    on Satiiday  afternoon.- 'sistance.     AH,the leading stores   ex-  The (ire started in. the Pioneer house   cept  that of the St.  Michaels Trad-  and- swept up. and down Main street, (ing. Company, are in ashes.  NANAIMO  NEWS NOTES  and   burn  the wood,  but  they   didn't ! cause of two  fires in   town'. irccontly.   John from  Rio,  brought the fourteen  The Fire Wardens    should'ta'.e     ac-   men    oi" the crew - of  the Enterprise,  want to  pay for it.  Aid U?en sai'd tliey would know  how to act when dealing with the  school board on another occasion.  He thought it would be a good ic.ea  t.o take the wood back And s^ll it  elsewhere, a suggestion that Aki-  Patteoson said he would- most certainly have supported had it not L-een  for the fact that the wood vvas all  burned.  Moved by Aid. Malone, secondj:1 by  Aid..-Patterson .that the bill be paid.  Carried.  STRJS-ET  IMPROVEMENTS  The "Road Foreman, in his report  stated that he had interviewed Hie  representative of the owner   of     ihe  Princess Beatrice,,'-''which is to be  placed .an the northern route on April .Slh. Strainer .Venture also ar.  rived, from   the north.   o   TN   GOD'S ACRE.  The fum-ral  of  the late  Mrs.   Mary ! would  not  encourage  it   by   putting  Wir.inson,  who died  at  Victoria    oi. Ion special curs.  _ o   Indians.  W.' B. Knis'ccrn, passenger traffic  niiaiinger of the Northwestern, said  he had heard of women in tlie effete  cast smoking in cafes, but it was not  customary   in   the   west  and   his road  WILL CALL IN  TRAP   LICENSES  Vancouver, March 2C���������Hon. R.    F.  .Saturday,  and   whose remains     were  brought up   fo  Ladysmith  for     inler-  tion  in   this    matter.     The  Mayor's   which  sailed  from  Halifax on   Octo-1 ment ystenlay,   took  place this    a.  suggestion'was acted  upon. ber  2, last on  a sea!  hunting crui.se j tcrno.n.     Followed by a large     nri,-  The Mayor suggested that .is the to (he. South Atlantic; after which'cession of relatives, and friends both -Green has called in all trap license  fireman's room was uou used !nv\. sin; was to���������-havni procced-ed to Victor-: of Victoria, and this city the remains foreshore leases. New' regulation;  it would be a good idea to give the ia. Seals were scarce and the wea-j w.civ conveyed from the residence of (will be inade, tho: boundaries to be  key for the same.'to-1 the police. It ther had, and when she put into Rio Mrs. W. S. Brown, shortly after . 3 'reckoned from the base "line-o-n shore  would do ���������'���������for a sitting room for (,' ran:!e do Sul, Brazil, o.n January o'clock to the Church of Engdand, instead  them when thc.y were oblklgcd to re- 2;-i, she had only fi02 skins ahpard. 'and after services were conducted of the coast line  main at the city hall. . On   Mint day,  Arthur  Barry, one    of   there by  Rev.   Bowcn,  were taken to!    When  The Fire. Wardens   w'crs    instructc'   the hunters,    died, and   was     lAiri.-d   (be  local  cemetery   for burial.      The   Green  will call the tiapmen together  to  arrange- with   the   fire chief  in re-��������� ashore.     Two days ,laU-r,  while most   floral   tributes  from   friends of    both   and  frame new regulations.  Tho Herald says���������  There  will  lie  a  meeting     of  Spinsters this   evening  at     7:30  clock  in   the   school   room     of  Andrew's   Piexbytei-iaii      church  make   further     nrrafi-geinents    for tho  convention     to   be   held       Saturday,  the    Hist at   "Lndysmiih.  flocks. Tlie animals have liecoma  quite plentiful of late in that locality and anyone who . wishes  to combine money niak-irig-~"\vrth pleasure could not do better that  tako  a   few   days    with   rifle and  the! clogs     and secure  some  of  tlio     vnr-  min       for   which     the      government  pays  a.  bounty of  $7.o0  o -  St.  to  "Kindly bo at Duncans and arrange for a day's fishing l"or: i'ri;i''-;-  Arthur,"       is  the    way  a'telegram    I received   yesterday    by     Josh     Car  Mr.   James   .Stove,      a   former   res-   n,.y>     ftt     Vancouver    read,        from  relent     of   this   city      vvas     seriously    Colonel Pope nnd       accom-  ing   thrown     off  the   south       bound   pnhieel  by that   anient   fishing-       ex.  K-  and   X.    Passenger  train        when ' ponent,   Wm.    McNe>sh    of the Uou'.-  injurod       Saturday  rooming-   by     be-   dor.     Mr.   Carney    is     now    in    Na-'  noaring  the summit.   '   When   round-   n-ainio    and  will  leave    this .morning  ing- a  curve,      the      lurch   of t lie   and settle   it before  tho    Prince     ar-  train jolted  Mr.    Stove  off   the hind j rives, whether the  trout of   the swift  platform of t.he   train   and        thrown I running   Cowk-Jjan      prefer Silver  to the  ground,   receiving       a sovore   Doctor,  or   Jock  Scotts,  a    Parma-  gash  on the  top of  liis head   besides J chena Bolle ,or a March  Brown, they  ganl to the occupancy of the room o.f the crew were ashore, the schoon- | Victoria and Ladysmitli, were num-j The Kestrel is faking aboard two  irr  future. o.r  took fire  from the galley fire  and   erous and beautiful. hundred   and   fifty   Ihousand     salmon  ���������Those present at last night's meet-   was     totally    destroyed.     The crew  ���������o  fry at Bon  Accord  today for di!>o.>;t  ing were, Mayor Nicholson, Alder- lest everything, and the British Con- ��������� At a meeting of the School trustees in Anderson, Alberni and other lakes  men Uren, Malone, Spence, Patterson sul rent them-back to Halifax on the ! the monthly accounts were passed to on the west coast of Vancr-n er Ts-  arrd Campbell.   ' pTitian. j the  Council. iland.     -      *  other     serious     bruises.     Brakeinnn.  Fairman, who witnessed the rnis-  of  following   the   sinuosities '��������� hap nt onc0 hafi  thc tl-ain   stopped  j and tho unfortunate man was pick-  all  the  licenses    arc  in,   Mr. i et,  up     an(|  lnucn     onto    Victoria,  whore ho   was  placed   in    St.       Joseph's Hospital.  " Settlers      in   thc  vicinity    of    ><Ta-  noosc    Bay     aro complaining   of the  depredations      which      the   panthers  are      making       upon     their   sheep  have their choice, if they will only  be reasonable) and bite and if Ihu  traditions told about Uncle Josh  are true, they will, for they  say he can catch fish in a rain  blarrel or an artificial gooso pond.  Ooodltick to thc Jolly fishermen  and may, they succeed in impressing  upon the Prince's mind the fact  t hat thc trout streams of Vancouver Island are the finoat in.  the  world. DAILY L EDGEK  IHE DAILY LEDGER  published   every  day except Sunday.  KY        THE       DAILY        LEDGER  COMPANY.  OFFICE AT LADYSMITH  SUBSCRIPTION   PRICE  ���������0 cents  a  month;    $5  per year   In  ndvance.     Advertising rates on application.  TUESDAY  Manh  27,   1G0G  MEN WITH TAILS  ��������� Mention of an obscure belief in oth  er countries that Englishmen used to  wear tails, has prompted a correspondent to submit some information  regarding the subject if tails in "general, says an Exchange Dr. John  Wolli, an old tunc writer, said:  "There is, even in England, a gentleman of dark complexion and of great  talents, who walks exactly as if ho  had a Liil,'and people of high'rank  told mc that he and nis family weic  known to have tails, aiul therefore  in his carriage there is a bolt in the  seat wheie he sits in order that he  may be aide to sit comfortably."  Baring-Gould's "Curious Myths of  ..the Middle Ages" contains the follow  inn. ''Dr. 'WolIT in his travels and  adventures  sa>s, "There are  men  and women in Abyssinia with tails  like, horses andxlogs." Wolff also  heard from a great many Abyssinia-1"*  and .Armenians (and Wolff is convinced of the truth of it) that tbeic  are near Narea, in Abyssinia, people,  m<*-n and women, with large tails,  with which they are able to knock  ���������down a horse, and there are also  such people near China." A note ir.  Baring7Goulrl's book adds: "In the  colleoe of physicians and surgeons at  Diiblinc may still be seen a human  fjkelston with -a tail seven' inches 'ons  There arc .many known instances of  this elongation pf Hie caudal vciiflfa  ns in 'the Poona'ngs  in Boirco."  -**~^ _~    ..   - .-���������      *~  m^m*-^    . ������������������  _      ���������******������������   NOTICE  is hereby, given   that 1   irr-  !    .tend to apply at  the. next sitting of  ���������r~   the. License Board of the city of La-  Smoke Little B   Cigars.  DAVID 5PENCER  (Nanaimo) Ltd  Millinery  Idysmith B.C. for a transfer of there-  tail liqaior licerrsc now held by me  I for tlie premises known as the New  Western Hotel, situated on Lot -i.  Block 28,  lo John Mcnghini.  atty      D. II.  DAVIS.  .Dated at Ladysmith this  15th day of  March,  1900.  \fi/&cl��������� Alar. 2&.  SUCH A SHOWING, Resplendent with BEAUTY and  NEWNESS has NEVER before been seen in this City.  Such an IMMENSEAssortment of GRACEFUL, BECOMING STYLES is Seldom seen in stores much larger than this, and certainly nc.cr were PRICES on such  BEAUTIFULLY TRIMMED CREATIONS marked as  LOW  AS THEY ARE  MARKED THIS SEASON.  5 A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL  London,���������Naval officers have     . e-.-n  .instructed by the  Admiralty to 'give  their  orders  of command   in  a loud,  ���������distinct ami decisive manner.  It has been noticed" that thc n������-wet  school- of naval  officer is  being edu-  * rated out of ihe bluff and  authorita ,  tive tone which in the old   days mode  Bailors s-' ip around     in doublc-|;liiek  lime to carry out an order.  It is feared  that the drawing roor  ���������: manners of  the new blend  of   youmr  "executive     officers    will  cause  their  "roices to be inaudible through     the  din efrn of practice, and,   in addition  -lhe effeminate'tendency of  the   won'  pf command-causes slowness in    the  men and a.weakening influence     and  discipline.  -   The young executive sailorinan is L  practice his voice as if it were     the  sole  means  of communicating ordcis  in  the din  of battle.    The  disap-podr-  ancr of sails   Is believed  to have called this vocal defect, as now there i*  do stentorian  calling  lo the men    a  loft to. open the .lungs and s trend hi-r  rhe spo'-'en word.  The Admiralty fears that the army's coaxing manner, "Please, Mr  Atkins, will, you do so and so?" will  j-rip hold oi the sister service and  ���������"send it tothe dogs."'In some vc-*--  ���������els thc familiar "Aye, aye. sir," has  given place to the reply, "Very good  , sir."  "Where is- the nearest .bail.er shop''  asked  the hardware  drummer.  "Ainit no-barber in this town," re  plied the landlord of the village inn  "but if you want a hair cut I reckon the editor of thc Weekly Clipper  can accommodate you."  "Get      out! 'j exclaimed   lhe h. t*i.  "What    docs     an   editor know about  hair-cutting?"  "That's all right." reioined thc  lamiU-rd. "Thrt fellow's the handiest  chap ror miles around with the  shears."��������� C'hicafo News.  ATTEMPT AT  1NCENDARNISM  Toronto, March 2'j���������. A dai-irifi ar  tempt at incendiarism in a crov,  d-.'d tenement house was exposed  last night when firemen were called  b\ a bla/.e in a cheap lodging houso  at.     87      Jarvis  street     kept bj  Morn's, Diamond. Thc liuiisc i.s  ihi.-e stories and attic with ground  door and between ten nnd twelve  families wcre in it at the time.  When, tlio bla'/.e was extinguished,  Hi-omen investigated thc cause and  ro .nd in thc rear of the lv.struirani  a mati-ess on tlio door and Oe-  ni-.ith on the lioor was a pot half  full of waste paper, it was in Uie  wnste paper Lhat the lip; occurred  out there being no draft it .had  uol communicated to the coal oil  when thc firemen arnv-.-d. Proprietor of the building, Morris Diamond,  had "-one out- a half an'hour. be-  i'o'U thc fire was noticed sajiniy hi-  was   going   to  -visit   bis  brother.  to the l.sland-s scr'ices. ' It vvill  also ni. an locally that a s-huiv of  the money paid out for wagvs find  its ua.v aii'o.ss from Alhern:. Tin  parly vviil be away about three  weeks and will return via Nanaimo.  -o-  12,000 ACRES  ON SALE  Nanaimo, B.  ('.���������  \ i.sie.rtlav    motnmg   Mi.       L". f1  ���������inndford, draft "man     nnd     survoyru-  ,<.r-   the   I*'., and   X.   Company,   accom  ..rnipcl   bv Mr.     (\     E.   Wagner,   oi  I'illsburg. and     Mr.     A.   \j.      -Ala.v,  of   Seattle, li'fi    San.iiino     by        pi'i-  MiiJTARY  HANDY MEN  The order of the Flench Minister of  war that the sharpshooters of the  garrison towns on thc coast shall devote the'r time to the extermination  or thc seals, which thrvaten the fisheries of the French Coast, is,, novel,  but merely a repetition of history.  Some years ago the province of  Luxembourg was infested with .wolves  and the alarmed inhabitants appealed lo the minister of agriculture, and  he in turn appealed to the minister of  war, with the result 1hat several reg-  iiifnts were ordered ������o the province  and the pests were extciminated in  short order.  It is not many .'years ago that German soldiers were ordtred to East  Belgium to assist the peasants in a  plague of rats, and millions were  killed before the troops were withdrawn. Four thousand Rwsia soldiers cleared the railway line in the  vicinity of Odessa liter the great  hli/zarcl of 1003, and a company of  French infantry enjoyed a lion hunt  in tho streets of Chartres when one  of these animals escaped fiom a trav  el ling iiieiiai!erie.  Purhaps     the   oddest use to which  soldiers are put is at  Heidelberg University, wheie the school of anatomy  draws upon the garrison for  its living object lessons.  beiweon   .-10.000  and   -10.00   f.-et    nor  LAIN1'?   REMEDY    IN   IDS  HOUSE  V--V- ���������^KS'SsESffia  4-  3j|EH*^iZj__  S^-i^^-sasSsT' ������������������>'-   ^  Lec'.ie. Boots    for Boys  vvill  . stand   lhe ������������������Roughest   1-nocks.  They    are.     bnilt   for  service  wiHiotil  sacrificing appearance  L208.  Boys'  Scotch Crain Bals  Have circular vamps, heavy soles and round toe last.  The best every day boot on  the market today. Sizes 1.  to 5. Mothers ask for and insist orr getting "LECKIE  BOOTS"  for boys.  L308,  Same Boot for Youths  Sizes JO to 13.  J. LECKIE Go. Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C,  vale  conveyance   for   Alln-mi.  'I In*  parly  go   over   to   inspect       a  tract  of   timber    land on which   I'ill  ii ..'g   and   Seal tic   people   have nn  O|.tion   from   tlio   t'.l'.R  in til  I lie  land   wil!  cut,  it   m  estimated, ALWAYS  per  si   e,   or   the*  fiiormoii*.     iot.il of  n.'oly     hall"   a    billion       of   feet. of  'imlii'i".   or  enough       to   load        two  sliips     a   monih.     of   1 ,.100.000   feel  em li     for the   next      fifteen       years..  -i   the   timber   is   found   lo   be  ns ties  i-iibC'l   b;>   lhe   P I'.'R. cruisers,       an i  it   vvill       no     doubt   be     m:>        found  for I hey   arc   cruising  afler  fads, no!  1 'Mon,      the  Pittsburg and      Seattle  n-'ople   will  at   once arrnnn-p    for  tut-  c   nstriiction   of   a  lar^v    mill   on    M-  b-i-ni   fan.il.      This   mill      will   ni.-an  a   larrre   (.'\ppndii nn-   of   nnin-'v       and  ..ill   gi\i'   ''mplov meiir   .  In   rn-n-s      of  iii n   lhat   vvill   add   -verv    mtil erially  r A I tN B ������-N������o^������T%  ADVICE AS TO PATENTABILITY ���������"���������HJ-C- 1  N'otice in " inventive Age " ������������������ ���������(��������� ������������������ {  Uook"How to obtain Patents" I '������������������������������������k '  le   nave an   1 Clutrges moderate. No fee till patent is Wcured.  ,   , r        Letters strictly conlidential.   Address,  {.Laud   l)cpan r E. G. SIGGERS. Patent Lawyer,Washingtsn; 0.C  *������   ���������   *-   A   *    *    *   A   A   t-   i    a    it    -    r--*.-\^A   **>.���������������������������   A   -*--*--*    .  KEEPS  CHAMBER-  "We wo-.Id not be without Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It is kept  on hand c nlinually in our home,"  says W. W. .Kearney! editor of the In  dependent, Lowry City, Mo. ' That  is just what every family should do  When kept at hand ready for instant  use', a cold may be checked at the  outset and cured in much less time  than after it has become settled in  the    sy-lcm. This  remedy  is also  without a peer for croup in children,  and will prevent the attack when given ns soi n as ihe child becomes  hoarse, or even after the r.roupy  (om-h appears, whidi can be done only when lhe remedy is kept at haa-d  For -sab; by Ladysmith Pharmacy.  BROOKS'  PHOTOGRAPH    5TI DIO  Is Attain Open  VICTORIA   CRESCENT ���������   opposite Fire Hall  Nahaiirio, B. C.  i  Esquimalt   & Nanaimo Railway  Time Table No. 51  cTWONEY  TA1KS/-  '\l^)U^Ai?EUpAY^cfcIsHEFORYOUR   MEAT  YOUR   DOLLARS  WILL GO FURTHER IF  YOU BUY   I'ROM CS   Our Cash Prices Srnnoi Be Beaten  PAN NELL   &    PLAS  g-l'RAM   HRATJ5D  WlilvL  l'URKISHlvl) ROOMS  B\R SOl'VUKD WIT-      11 1  WINKS, I.IQUOKS, ClttlK-  ABBOTSFORD HOTEL  Traii.o /eave ladysmith (or Victoria arid all intermediate stations at  9.10 a m. daily. *od at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday, Satuida&s and Sundays. 1    i  Trains leave '������adysniith for Wellington and all intermediate stations  at 11.57 a.m. dauy, and at C.Ou p. in. on \\ed114 davs, Saturdays and  Sundays. ,  1 Excursion Tickets.  ,   .   ' ! ON SALE Ti'   ' VI)  IOROM ALL STATIONS  good far going journey Saturday   *ud Sn        ,   return.ng not later than  the following Monday. .,.11  Steair  osa-������������������--  1  Sails from Ladysmith  .'or  returning sails trwi  Vancou.  uvei every Saturday at 6.00 a-va-. and  ������^c>8i.-,n;, a.1 2.30 p.m.  Cor. Fort  Streets.,  ?Ji. I,    :OURTNEY.  rt. ������fc Pass. Agt.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor  LADYSA1ITH, P.  Newly fitted up and  Furnished  Good tables and good  Rooms  PORTLAND HOTEL  DAVID HYNES, Proprietor.  8 >ard at reasonable  Rates  The bar is extra  well  Stocked  This  Hotel   has   been completely      renovated. ���������������  - r Board aid lodging $1.00 -per day.  HOTEL    PRETORIA  Bar Supplied with the' Best  Liquors and Cigars.  JOHN T^ A, Proprietor  Wines, Jst Avenue :-: :**: '���������-  Ladysuiitb B.C  Best accommodation' for transient  ind permanent boarders and lodgers.  GRAND      HOTEL  This new Hotel has been comfort-  aMy furnished and the bar is up-to-  d������te. Rates $1.00 a day and ������p-  w\rds.  WM. BEVERIDQE, Pros.  ������tJasal* :������-r:���������: '������������������'��������� :���������*' Laiyamltli  ���������THE JONES HOTEL  ���������WHITE   COOK-  nml  ���������WHITE   LABOK  Employed Only  (Half Block from Depot.)  GA.TACRE   STREET-     Ladysmith.  "GALEDOKIAN"  Leads Them    Ail  INEQUALITY  -:o:-  R. P. RITHET,  & Co., Ltd  Pacific Coast   Agency.  VICTORIA. :���������: :���������:   --    -*���������: :���������B.C  HOTEL  DOMINION  ���������RaU-f .fl 2-r' iiMl$l.F������0���������  F.-do bua r,o all eteamboat  landinK** *n  milwav depots.    Electric care every fi  minutes to all parts of  the-city,  and table.unexcelled.  R.-  F. BAYNES, Proprietor,  ABBOTT ST.,  VANCOUVER B, C.  Under tVew Managment'  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo,,B. C.  Jas. R. McKiimel  Proprietor.  Commercial  iMens'  headjsavters.  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No expense, loss or delay of fumigation or inspection  Let m������ "vice your list  before placing your   order. Greennouse, Plants,  Floral Packages. Fertilizers, etc.  3010 Westminster Road.  VANCOUVER, B.  C.  1  1  Trains daily to St. Paul,  -Minneapolis,  Duluth   and.  " East.  Trains    daily     to Den-er,  Omaha, Kansas City, St.  Louis     am   East      and  .Southeast.  ,Atlantic, Steum-iliip  Tickets on,  sale to ami   from  all  Huropciin  Points  This is the ONLY line       to  YELLOWSTONE  PARK.  Toruist slccpeis on all trains  ; For particulais  call  on     or*  - wute E. E. Blackwood, Gen-  eia! Agent,  Victoria,  B.C.  A.   D.    Charlton,   A.G.P.A.,  ������������������ N.P.,   Portland, Oie.  "���������"SHSB^  ������ Ask for  I    WATSON'S  I      DUNDEE  TH6CITY MRRK6T  R. Williamson Prop  ist. Avenue Ladysmith B. G.  +++.|..H"l-*+-f**++*'^  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  PAINTINO,        PAPEkrtANaiNG  .   etc; v  Work done properly "and at right  prices. A lull line of Wall Paper,  and Painter's Supplies Residence on  Roberta .Street:  J.:B. SMITH. Prop  1  :    Are You  Going: East  Then b������ lure your tickets retl   rla  1  the  The only line now making UNION  DEPOT connections at ST. PAUL  and     MINNEAPOLIS    with       the  t 1    through trains from the Pacifl*  Coast.  THE     SHORTEST     LINE, TH  FINEST  TRAINS,   THE  LOWEST  RATES,  THE FASTEST TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   PAUL,   CH*  CAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITY  and ALL POINTS EAST.  For complete  infoinialion ask yon,  ���������ocal agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General   A feat.  riO 2nd Ave., Seattle  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  -7he Crea ill 0? 3: )t J .1  Whskie -  I PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, GOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH,     B. C."  LADYS/VtfTH BAKEKY  CHOICE    CAKES    AND   PASTRY  ALWAYS    FRESH   ON.HAND  Wedding    Cakes  -Mads   to  Order  FRUITS   AND    CANDIES OF ALL  KINDS.    FRESH    BREAD  EVERY   DAY  Prices    are    Very--Reasonable.     All  Customers are Treated -Alike.  HOP LEE * CO.  ON ;THE   2SPLANADE.,  HEAD OFFICE  I DUNCANS STATION. CLERMONT LIVINGSTON  I      Vancouver Island, B. 0. General Manager.  f.   *4.**4.4.4.*4.4.*+-f-t"i"V*:-l"I-4"l*f*l"f������7 **M"I-*M****f*f*f*f..i.4"M"f+**H-**'H'*  Mannfacturers of the Famous  CUBAN BLOSSOn  Noue bu   Union Labor   Employed  n  .1.  BOOTH. Prop  THE HUDSON'S BAV CO,  Sole   Agents for B.  C.  RESTAURANT  Cor, 5th. Avenue & Baden Powell Street  Open night and Day. A good meal at any hour  Meals 35c. and Upward  SHAVES & BUM  Havimg taken 'trver tlie barber'shop  known as th* Ladysmith Shaving  Parlors, High St., I intend, by keep  ing competent workmen, to conduct  a first-das* establishment, and respectfully solicit your patronage.  THOMAS LEWIS  ,.Dea ers In  Pianos and  Organs  Ladysmith, B.C  NOTICE '���������- -  The ,; partnership existing . bet-ween  C. II Riiirirriing and W. E. Rumming  carrying on business in, the City of  Ladysmith, II. C, as manufacturers  of carbonated beverages, etc., under  the firm name of Rumming Bros., is  hereby dissolved. Al) outstanding  accounts must, be paid to W. E. Rum  ming, who will continue tlio -business,  and pay all accounts against the firm  of Rumming Bros.  C.  H.   RUM3ITNG,  W. E. RUMMING. ���������  Dated at Ladysmith this 28th Day  of Feb., 1936. i  lj'  THE DAILY LEDGER  NANAIMO NO. 1  TO BE INSPECTED  The Herald savs-  its   own  and  accordingly    Mr. limine  Mr.   Thomas  Budge,   of  this   city, . has  been    commissioned  to. go thro  *���������*��������� i ' -  iw.minrv     oi ^ the    Minora        Exam- I un-h ihe mine and "examine     it     roi  secretary     of -. the   Minora  ining     Board     has been  Exam-  appointed by the provincial government lo  make a personal inspection of So.  One mine, and report as to the condition thereof, in reterence- to th*  large bodies of gas, which it was  reported in the House existed endangering the lives or hundreds  of miners. '  Readers   of The   Herald will       no  doubt  remember   reading     in  NANAIMO COUNCIL  PROCEEDINGS  Nanaimo, March 27.��������� ���������        to   face   tho  music.      The  The   regular    nuvfing   of   the   City, \ was   not,  ������������������   a   position    lo  s'������y  these  lhe     rcr  ugh the mine and "examine  himself.   '      ������   . .  -.       \   [  Yesterday morning Mr. Slockelt  Manager of the Western Fuel Co.,  received  a   loller_fj:om  lhe    Minister  f>i     Mines,        asking hi in      ii        tlie  - *  Company   would  object     to Mr.      1  Budge making, a tour of thc mine  for the -purpose' of making- an inspection thereof. Mr. Stockett replied   that tin* Company     had certa  columns a- short time ago ...������ -r,  port of a committee of the minora inly no object .onu to oiler, but. on  who ware appointed to make a| the contrary were only too., willing  thorough   investigation of      the to assist Mr.^iidge. in evsry  way   in  This  was   done     on' account     mailing  a   thorough  investigation.  made; on thoj      Accordingly,Mr.     'Budge   will     to  rn ine  of   certain -. statements  Hoor of, the   House and  which    were  published   in   nearly  all   newspapers"  of   the country,  the best interests of this city.  This committee utter a thorough,examination oft he district said to be  dangerous, reported the mine in a  good and safe condition and branded all statements to the contrary  ns  being      untrue.     A     copy of  day  go  down >  \o.  Oi������e     and   after  I,  making- his inspect 'on will make his  with results not ia report' of his lindl '<���������,.*>,yto the Min  ister of Mines at. - Victoria, 'who  no doubt will giv4 the same to tha  public  at the oarliewt. opportunity,  ln  mnking  the  siAaction     of      tho  the man to  do this work,    thc  Minister  has  selected     one    thoroughly  qualified  for. the   position,   for      be-  that  repo  rt    was  forwarded    to    the   siuVs   holding* a.first  class  Mine  Minister of mines at Victoria as; Manuger's CertMeale. ���������>. M^j Budge  well as to the public press with the will be enabled, ' by reasons of his  request     that it  be given as   -much   knowledge of,  the    Yi'ndjijground  publicity  as  possible.  The government,   however,  has  ��������� cided  to   have an' investigation  I workings, of    No.  One  learned  do-   poisonnl    "experience,"  'to   make       e  of   thorough  and exhaustive   inspection  <'��������� " ���������'",-'        'fi'  '  BRITISH  AGENT RESIGNED  London, March 427-B. C. Ifaldemar.  British Manager of the Mutual Life  Insurance Company of New York  has resigned owing to differences of  %opinion between himself and the  New York offlce over matters which  he' considers to be of vital inter;  est to British policy holders. Mr.  Haldoman's  resignation     will       -Jive  ��������� added interest to Earl Onslows'  question raised in. the House of  Lords on March 9th,., as to whether thc government proposed to  compel foreign companies doing  business in this country to keep  . here & sufficient proportion  their    securities        to    cover the  claims .of  British policy holders. The.  subject  will  come      op  i������  the House  ' of Lords .tomorrow.  BREAKS THE  WORLD'S RECORD  NELSOISJ PRISONER  ESCAPES  Nelson, B.C., March 27���������A prisoner at the provincial jail here, doiu^  a- - years' -sentence for- burglary  at Ci-anm-buii, half of which is now  over, managed to open an*,inner.out  side door yesterday afternoon at  ���������ti o'clock and .walked off. ' All efforts to find * the man have so "fur  failed. He was committed' under  'the name of Dclaney. but5 has ' R.  J. Johannson tatooed on his right  wrist". He is of middle age 5-foot  6 tall, light brown" hair, blue eyes.  and his weight', in 102 pounds. Ho. is-  known to have had no money and  to haw had no other clothes than  of his "prison - uniform. His chum was  released  the  day previous,     and     .a  Van Oliver,   March    2-t.���������Packed   to  her   inmost   capacity,   with        every  inch  of  space available     above     nnd  below   decks,   crowded  . with fish,  ���������the   New     England   Fish    Companyju  steamer, New  England, Cuptnin Free  man,   glided   into   port   on       Friday  _     '    biggest   catch       of  hulibut ever landed    from  one steam  er  at  any   purl, of  the    world". Thine  Here    265,000, pounds  in   the     cargo  and   there   would .have   been     '.more.  if there had-been   any  space   to pii*.  'them.' ���������      ���������'������������������'.',���������������������������'���������        ':������������������������������������'''��������� ���������  woman friend of  the restricted    dis.  ���������   . I,  trict    hero has. visited   .him here   in  prison several times.  The   fish   are  being     made     ready  as  fast    as   possible  lor   forwarding  oast.      Several-  cars  went   forward,  and  a  special       train will take nine  cars    more    tomorrow.        The     10oV should  bo called  upon  Council was herd last night in tho  Council chamber, with the full  board present. Mayor Planta presiding.  Tho minutes of the last meeting  were-read and   on  motion   adopted.  A communication was received  from-Mr. T. J{. Stock-it, a-i follows- ,  Mayor,  City   of   Nanaimo.  Dear" Sir,'���������  lf.it. is your  wish  that   we.     change  the  curfew   whistle    Iroin    8     p.   m.  to    9 p.m.,     beginning with'April  1,  will  you   kindly  so    advise    me.   and  also have not ices  to  that effect   put  in  the   i-nper,      say   next     Friday or  Saturday,    'so that  no alarm     may  Iji*   occasioned     by the  change in tho  whistle yn   Sunday    April     1.  Yours Truly.  T.   II. STOCKETT.  Manager.  Aid.   Barnes    moved   that   the  com  iiuiiiK'iiUon bo   received   and tho     re  ipu.-st  granted. *  Aid. Newt on  seconded,   nnd the m  tion  carried.  Ken eta ry      Gibson   of  the    Nanaimo   Silver  Cornet  band   wrote     the  council as  follows:  'i o    His    Worship,   tlie   Mayor   and  Aldermen,   City  of Nanaimo,  Of nl lemon,-���������  I am instructed by the Silver  Cornet bnud to request of your honorable body un anoropriation oi  money for carrying on the ox-  pi use of Summer concerts, 1 might  state that-the band I.as supplied  music for these concerts for thirteen years and have not yet received any aid from the city. Some  years ugo w<* asked for aid, but thc  council took advice on the matter  and found they had not the power  to grant us any money, this has evi  dently been amended. so wc feel  justified in asking for-*- some h;lp.  I trust that you will give this your  earnest consideration.  Yours Respectively.  E.    C. GIBSON,  Secretary   N.   S.   C.     Band.  Aid    Hodgson     moved    that    the  communication     be   received   and   referred   to  thc Finance  Committee for  report.  Aid.    Dick seconded.  Aid.   Newton   thought    the    council  wished  to shirk the  matter and   put  the  burden     on' the  Finance     Committee.     In this communication   thc  Silver   Cornet  Band asked   the Council   directly  for   aid,    while   the Boys  Brigade  Band,   in  their   request        a  short      time      ago   only asked       the  council    -to  aid     them- in   dcrraj ini.  expenses   of  purchasing   new       mush  for   the     summer      nights'   concerts.'-  Ho   did      not   think      the Counci1  for  aid      in  rv  I  Block 27  ther    or  not  Ihcy     had any   power Smith  to   give  this   donation    to   tho band.  j  The .Mayor   did not   think that the '  ratepayers wojUI saner ion giving a  srstnuce to two bands, and as to  tho legality of it matter it was a  question whether or not the- council had the power to grant aid.  lie believed , though that the Conn  cil which had refused tho band aid  thirteen years nyo, was only bluff  ing when they said they had m-j  power to grant the. amount asked. It was simply a question or"  shoving   the band  men   oil'.  Aid.   Graham   could   not see    where  tho- ratepayers       could  have     any  kick   in   the  matter.  Aid.   Barnes  stated    that   the  Fin-  nance   Commit lee   had    not  included  in   the  estimates     anything  towards!  band  concerts.       He     thought  music  by  one  bund   was enough     for    one  season  and   if   next   year's       council  wia-hed   to    continue   the  open     con. |  certs   they  could   assist   the       Silver j  Cornet band  and  thus even   matters  up. ;  Aid.   Hodgson' could     not     under-  i  stand Aid. New-Ion's re-mark that |  the Silver Comet band wcre ask  ing for aid while the Boy's Brigado  Band did not. If asking for $50. '  towards buying music, which tlie.  Hoys' Brigade Band asked for, was  not asking aid, ho did not know  what asking* aid was, for that was  a simple case of direct aid to the  Boy's band.-  Aid. Hodgson reported on behalf of the Fire Wardens that parties on the old millsite continued  to have their stovepipes protruding through their windows in  spite      of        the warning    which  they -had received     ' some  time ago. The matter -.was now  in the hands of the Chief of Police  and ho hoped that the law would  he  carried out.  The poundkeeper reported    nothing  doing  for   the  past  week in  of business-  The Manager.s report  tore for the past week  lows:  Cleaning drains, etc ....  Water Works service ..  Water Works Gen.  repairs  NOTICE.  NOTICE  is hereby given  that I intend to apply  at the next sitting  of the License Board of  the City of  Ladysmith     B.C.,  for a transfer  of  jtlie retail liquor license now held i-y  council !*--clor tha premises known as the La-  whi- ^'SInitn  Hotel,., situated   on  Lot 9,  to Robt. Scott and    Alex-  F. W. MILLAR  hy ids atty. in fact,  ���������v**~M"iH-**'*H'  i  %  ���������������������������  -I' * i ��������� ���������!���������. 'l-H^fr-l-*"3"M"H->-T-������-1 *<V ������������������-.-������* ���������  i  Union  Brewing Co  NANAIMO    B. C.  flanufacturers of the  MARGARET  A.   REID   *  Duted at Ladysmith the 10th day of  Mai cu,'1906.  HILBERT  his lino  of  expei  iili-  was   as  fo!-  ....?  42  95  13  00  ;   .  5  30  OOo club will try to have that  train properly bannered when it  goes  out  tomorrow.:  The Company's steamer Kingfisher  is now on the banks andv maybe  expected to be in a few "days with  smother   record-breaking   catch.  this manner.  Aid.    Dick denlotl   .hat lie wished to  shirk   his duty    and was not      afraid  Total S     01   25  Both reports   were received and filed.  Aid. Newton'moved, seconded by  Aid. Bat low that the City Assessor prepare his list between the  22nd of March 1906, and the 22nd.  of April, 1006 and have the rolls  returned to tlio City Hall not later than (lie 7th Hay or May.,  Council   then   adjourned.  Any  Kind  of  Job  Printing  Done Promptly and  WELL  Al  X  *  4-  In   British Columbia  Lager Beer   and Porter      Guaranteed  Brew  -.-    ed from the Best Canadian Malt   Run   Hops  i  *  4  f4-r: **������������������++*+ + **���������-.������.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������*-������������������*.������������������  4-M-f-f t + <-+t ���������������-* ���������"*!*-������������������ t-t-���������������*���������+ -  jit  LAC .'SMITH TRANSFER STABLE  PIANOS,     ORGANS    ANDH0USEH0LD     fURNITURF MOVED PROMPTLY  A ND SAFELY.  Stables in the rear of the Lad ysmith hotel.  Abbots ford.  Leave orders at   tt  A. J. WASK1T, PROP  w4++*++4 + + 4-++4 + 4. + . + + 4+4.4.^ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������������������������������.������,<M,<M.4.^  I  GENERAL BLACKSMITH SHOP  Miners' Drilling Machines  MADE TO ORDER and REPAIRED   AT   SHORT   NOTICE       DRIII S  SHARPENED  BY US     ALWAYS     GIVE  SATISFACTION     ���������  ���������PICKS HANDLED A   ND REPAIRED-^-  *-SH IP SMITHING-     IN      4 L L   I T S   BRANCHES  Hoiseshoers and Genera! Blacksmiths.  R. WRIGHT  G  Btiller Street  -      -    - *  -   Ladyarnitri, B C  JAPANESE FAMINE  WORSE THAN WAR  THE  LEDGER  Office  fst Avenue  3Z  ���������      LIVERY, BOARDING AND  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS WORK   A  SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  LADYSMIT  SPHONE 66  *  *  IE  ������*���������*���������*���������*���������*���������*���������*���������:  Express Work  LIGHT TEAMING  W^3j an J 3iKc f>r Si's  SEE J.   KEJ1P.  OR  LEAVE    ORDERS   WITH    i     1  - W. CARTER,-  b  P1RST   AVENUE  PHONE      60  PA-NIC AVERTED,  St.   Catherines.  March  20.���������A  panic  was  narrowly averted     yesterday  in   St.   Catherines  Roman     Catholit;  church     by tho coolness;'  of     .Dcnn ���������;'known that   the .number   of  persons-j  Morris,-     ass-istod     by      some,  mem-   sulYering  from   starvation   in   tho'fori 1 t  bers of   the  congregation:'. A1.-light-  The vessel   was  just eight   days fronl e,j 'calujic    fell   unnoticed   and       set  port to port, nnd this means tlu.t  24 ' men got ������3,000 for eight, days'  work, making them pretty ��������� nearly  the .beat .paid  men. in   the  city.  The fishermen- report that tha  banks, are simply teeming with  fish. They were so crowded in the  water i hat, they seemed glad to  got caught and get out of the  the crush. .It., was a magnificent  Lenten scene at the New England  dock after   the  steamer arrived.  Tokyo,   March     23���������It     is now    Japanese  press.  In three districts alone there aro  nearly <l 0,000 sick ami aged persons   and helpless  children.    ,  -Snow   has  covered  the  rice      fields  mid   it 'is'almost .impossible'  to    so-  the  necessaries    of   life.      Most  inc districts of Japan has been  increased' instead of diminished, in  spite   of  all  the   efforts    being   made  to revive  them.  .cure  ' of  tho     sul'ierei'.s      arc   living     on_a  fire  to   the.  drapery     of  the     altar.  Immediately   flames . shot bvei*;' [ the  altar     in  a 11   directions.  Men.'"'women and; children,    began .'to     arise [    Tn������ death list  is being greatly .-ad    mixture  of  beans,   leaves   and   roots  and  endeavor   to   leaveI-.the .,   "pine.- j 'ded- td-.and   the. number   or      those,' 0f  trees.  several women scream ing- /in' ".-terror . now''���������ftt lhc point .of/death, because j It. is gvnerally feared that lack of  A number of inon smothered ���������-- the of starvation is ' now very largo. ' proper food wil] bring an epidem-  llamc-s. while Dean Morris continued Newspapers having correspondont.fi ; ic of sickness, and urgent appeals of  sacrament and .called , upon ,-��������� the in the famine districts, arc daily ��������� *-kl A,'������ being sent., broadcast.  congregation:-'.'to-kenp thoir.v seats receiving rinessngcs telling of the ' y'U(J"'"mont is tl���������������"*-���������' a" !t  assuring-thorn that thflro was no woe nnd mi-vr-y, and these articles sihly.can to aid the sulYer-ers. b'H  danger,     This Jiad   the-desired effect. . fill   column   after    column     of       the ; outside  aid   is   required.  W.  SILER  GENEKAL LXPRESS AND  DELIVERY  WORK PROMPTLY  r>f  Leave orders at the Abbotsford.  The  pos-  OPERATORS ARE PRE'  SENTED WITH ULTBVJ7.TTJM  27.-���������Tne     Unit.  Indianapolis, March  ed  Mine  Workers   of   American),   thro thc  joint  convention,  ugh   President     .John    Mitchell,   vice- 'Ithifn'ht,   according   to   those     con-  jnesident  Lewis,     and   Herman        C. corned     there   is   little   prospect'  for  I'drry,   president   of   the   Illinois min- an agreementtj.  After the'; noon   ad-,  ers,     today   presented    to   the     coal journment  President,     Mitchell     said  operntors  in   thc executive  session of he  had  been''informed      that     there  the joint  scale committee     of        the were rumors   that the   operators   bc-  Centrnl  competitive  district  their nl-��������� lie veil  tliat  if they    would    -stand  timntum     on  the  dispute      over  thc firmly   by   their  position   and       pro-  wnge  scale.     Tlio demand     is   for  a long  tlie  sessions   of  the   joint  scale  restoration     of  tho   wage  scale       oi committee,   aird  the   miners     would  IbOH,     which   is   nn  incren.se           of ag-reo   to  sign   the present   scale and j  5.55  per cent.      The' operators    sec- recede  from   their  demand     for      an  the cpiestion   will  be  debated  -before not**directly  interested in these quc-s  urcd an adjournment of tlie  mit.tce until tomorrow,  finite report will be given  them. If is anticipated that  reply will be the refusal by  operators nnd in that event  committee will report a. disagree,  mont. to joint conference of miners and  operators.     In. that       case,  com-  inc-rcase in wages.'He cx])lained   that  circumstances would    thi.-i'o  when a de-   under no  by   be    nn     agreement      at   than      the  the  scale  of  1903.   unless   the  less   terms  the   could enforce  1 .....  the   did   not   believe   thej-  could.  operators  and he  Vice-  president Lewis said: "I know  what it will probably lie to millions     of  other    people, - who      aro  tions..   I have   hopes     thnt we   may ]  be   able   to, find   a  solution   will only!  .come   when both   sides arc ready     to '  sign a   wage  agreement tarrying with  tlie   prices paid   in  10o.'{."  Herman    0.    Perrv,   Pros!   dent     of 1  the   Illinois   miiic-rs  said     he had  heard it rumored tliat dilToi-enl. interests had been attempting to use  their influence to bring about. a  strike, notably the small operators  and the coal dealers, who, he had  been   informed   were supporting n  lobby in tlie hope of influencing tho  operators to force a ���������disagreement.  Me,added Mint th-ei-e would be n0  division ��������� of the Illinois minors, and  no mine would \*e allowed to run  even with   an advance  in- wages     un-  EXCELLENT  Train Service  BETWEEN  CHICAGO, LONDON,  HAMILTON, TORONTO,  MONTREAL, QUEBEC,  PORTLAND, BOSTON,  Anil tho Principal lluBlnesB Centers ot*  Ontario, Quebec, and the  Maritime Provinces.  ALSO TO BUFFALO, NEW YORK AND  PHILADELPHIA, VIA NIAGARA FALLS.  For Time Tables, etc., nddreaa  CEO. W. VAUX,  Assistant Gen'l Passenger nnd Ticket Acent,  136  ADAMS  ST., CHICAGO, ILL.  J, PIERCY & GO,  Manufacturers Of.���������  IRONCLAD   BRAND  CLOTHING,  OVERALLS,  TOP SHIRTS,  ETC,  NOTICE  LADYSMITH   WATER WORKS  Consumers are requested to call at   the office     on  Roberts   Street a,���������-  pay ttater     Rates, between the 10th   and the 25th or each month.  Office Hours I P. M. 4 30  T,JBLAND  <;.     .    - SUPERINTENDENT.  WHOLESALE DRY 6000  VICTORIA, B. C.  les.s  nil the  union miners were given   vent  (he attack,  the  same  advance.  A   FAVORITE   REMEDY   FOR   BAi  131 ES  It's    pleasant     taste    and   prompt  cures have made Cli-ani,!Rrlaiii;s Cough  Remedy a favorite, with the mothers  of small    children.      It quickly cures  their coughs    and cohls  and prevents  nr.y  clanger      of  pneumonia or   other  serious     consequences.       It not only  cures croup,    but when given as soon  a5 tin? croupy cough appears will  pre  For sale by  La-  dysniilh Pharmacy,  NOTICE.  From this dat& the undersigned  will not be responsible for any indebtedness incurred except on ������  written oruer signed by the secretary  Rowland  Machin.  V. I.   EXPLORATION & DEVEL  0PMENT CO., LTD.  Non Personal Liahil.' ty.  Victoria. B. C. M������v 18th. 1801.  Public  Notice  Attention is called to the   fact that the  j Ogilvie Flour mils 'Co.;  Limited  H   makers of ROYAL HOUSEHOLD   FLOUR,     hare for some ilme  past been producing floir ln a   vastly  Improved and  pmrlfl "  'orm  by the aid of ELECTRICITY  and having secured control  of    all the basic patents relating thereto, take this opportunity of a dvising  the  public  that  any  orized users of the electrical   flour purifying processes  will  '<(- protect! ted.  Ogilvie Flour Mills Company Limited  are the    only    millers in Canada whose  FJonr  is purified by the Electric Process  I  HAY, GRAIN and  FARM PROOIM  Orders will be delivered anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lo ������-���������  est possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie't, on tks  Eaplana.it.  i James Warnock  DAY SCHOOL.  Usual subjects taught; also language*-- drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils'and water colors, pianoforte and vocal lessons given in classes or individually.  MISS  BERTRAM,  Ladysmith, B    U.  Dr. R. B. Diei  Surgeon Dentist  All  work guaranteed, and at reaso  able rate*.  RESIDENCE AND OFFICE  Gatacre St. Ladysmith  OPEN AT A.U* HOURS,  ' Ladysmith Temple No.  5   i;  Sisters meets at the OildlclJu.. -   ; ,.ii  2nd   and  4th  Tuesday  at. 7... .  Mrs.   Kate Tate secretary. '  UNITED   ANCIENT      ORDER   OF  DRUIDS  Wellington  Grove  No.  4 U.  A.  0. Ii  ���������Meets   in the I' 0   0..K. Hall,  !.������,  .ifysmith,    the   Second   and     1-V.iitii  Wednesdays of each month, cominenc-  ir.g Wednesday,  13th.,  1905. ���������   ,. ��������� -  Visiting Druids     are invited to attend.  By Order.  WM, RAFTER, Reef Secty.  PATRICK BUP.K, N. A. ���������H$.Vii������i t!WZi������SVMX*#tA,  -���������^mm^r^^i  ���������<a  THB    DATLV    L KD-^ r'T?  Local Items  ^    for sale  Twelve Head of Cows and  Milk Route. Apply  P. O.  Box 99.  Smoke Little B   Cigars.  S-*-**-**--*  Dr. Dier can be fouad at any tim  at his office on Gatacre st. His dc-*  tal work is g\.aranteotl to be first  class and rates reasonable st  f f  Dont miss  thc "Spinsters'  Convention" in  the Opera House, -Alar. 31st.  a good  tonic for  tlie svstcm.  SPORT  ^-^-^-v*.^. *%.-*.*������������-������.-*.-*.-������.<.  ���������.-������.-������.���������%.-%.-%.*%|;i!  Tho. Vancouver intermediates football ���������'defea'te'd the- (.Victoria eleven  at lirocton rcint, Sat unlay by 2  goals to 1. Both team**, played jjood,  the. match was  closely contested.  ���������s  LIGHTS   AND 'SIDELIGHTS  ".My    dear,    tint  mis-.ralilc     little  beast of youis just hit tho i.aby!"  ''And tlie  baby's got  the meases !  I Oh.'   my poor    little    Fido"'���������Baltimore- American.  It  is  air.  F.  Little is in  thc city today  Miss  13.  1'rcn came  up from     ChJ-  mainus on the noon  train.  Dr.   Boon   the  llo'Qll.  is,' of Nanaimo came down  train,   rcinr'niiif.    at  Miss Ball, 0f Vancoiner, who has  ho.-n in (own a few days, returned  home by   w-iy of   Vicioriu  l.odav.  -' C*-s. IC Watts, of Chemainus, has-  been visiting in town. She returned  home on  the morning  train.  Mr. W. A. Dier, 0f Victoria, father  of Or. I>ier, of this city, who has  been very ill, is renoited io be  the  high  road   to  reco\ery.  Oil  Arrnng*oments  bine  been_innde   I'd  a   baseball  match       to be   played in  Vi.tonn   on  March :Ust   between  tlu-   Vanioirver-     and    Victoria    Y.7SI.  C.   .V., teams.  A  return match   will  be   played      in  Victoria   on   the follow ing   Sot unliy.  BASEBALL���������  Tlu- Spalding base-hall guide for  liKHJ, just published, is the most  'complete compiliatK 11 of diamond  li i.s lory that publication has produced in the thirty years of its existence. In addition , to the usual contents, such as the oilic-i.il |.laying  r iih s, .schedules, statistics, and av-  fa,Lcs for c>eiy league operaliiif,'under ihe uatioii.-il agrcciiKiil, an in-  ^r-ri .ting feature is tlie history ol  l>i oK'ssional baseball since its institution, prepared by Henry Chad wick, '  "thi father of baseball," and editor  of 1 lie guide. This covers the rpc- ',  ords of moic than thirty years, le-,  ginning with 1S70, with details of  tlie early clajs. before many of the.  present.stars were born. j  ���������. o I  Sec our Millinery advertisemen  r 1 -S  ii-  Have you ever heard of  them? They are the  Most Famous Tweeds  made in Ganada to-day  ��������� ���������������������������.���������  If you will buy one of our  Boys' Suits made from  these Famous Tweeds, we  will say without fear of any  contradiction���������Thai you  never had a Suit to wear  like it, and, tnat it was  the Cheapest and Be t Sui  you ever bought for y ir  qcy -It 17131 co! you 3 |  little more bu jo.^qein  d-Try one  Mr. Goodmp.11���������James, thc f-oitle-  nianyo.il gave ..as'reference tells me  you're not very truthful'.  Jimmy  (the office l.oy)���������Y.V1),  yer sich  a  truthful   guv  \  v   "  need   an  able  bodied     li.-r     I    r  'round yer place.���������Philadelphi i I  say,  yer  mc  ess.  CHALLENGE.  J ln-rrii) challenge Mr. Frank Fernando/., of Cheiiiiiinus, lo a lilt em  round boxing cuiil.sl for the sum of  ���������VjU a s-i'li:, arid (id and 10 psr cent,  of lhe gall- rc-ripts. The contest to  lake'plate at the Ladj.sinith Opera  IJo.isc on or about the 11th of April.  JEFF  11ANNAY,  Cainn   'A.  ^t^eJK^xmvmxm  WALKING SKiR  at  WALKING P  "You're looking  belter lh, n      you  weeks ago."   remarked  were    a few  Nordy.  "I'm feeling better," responded  Butts. "My children dcmoli-dod thc  last or (iieir Christ-nus toys tin* otli-  er  day."���������Louisville  Courii-r-Jouriml  "Now," shout������:! thc Socialist  skeet orator, "let us ask- ouisel.es  calmly, "what is the (pit st ion, of the  hour with tlie workiin-meii?" "I'su-  ally," repliel the oIj.spi-.aiit citi/cn,  "it's 'Say! is it 12 o'clock yef' "���������  Philadelphia   Pi ess.  P.  K.  .1.  Mr. J. Humes' opinion of Mount jthc.se  Sicker mining' properties, of which  mention is made on Page One of this  "issue, will be of interest to the  many citi/cns of Ladysmitli who are  intei-i\sLod in Kichard 3, and other  Mount Sicker proierties. The opinion of various mining experts coincide in regard to tlie Mount Sicker  mines and those people who once  doubted their value, are now convinced that Tyee and adjoining properties have a magnificent future.  columns.  M.  ���������o-  L. Musters.  AT  THE   ABBOTSKOKI).  G.   Oudlip,  ViUona.  Hughes,   Victoria.  II. Kranck,  Victoria.  Rm-  S.   Kellv,  Yariuouth,  -o   N.  S.  PROMINENT Al \X PIES.  V  - There has Icen no work in lhe  mines today, and a great many arc  spending thc holiday on lhe water.  Hand ball is recci-. ing the atttnlion of  ' a large number  of local sports nowadays,  and   the alley on  the  Esplan-  ��������� ade i.s generally in use.  Mr. A. llilijert was in the city this  morning.  Smoke Little B.- Cigars.  Si. .John, March 20--Bobert A.  I'a.viio lor thirty j-airs a leadi-.i"  lig.i--,. in maritime* provinces news-  |apcr life died suddenly SaUirday  nip.l't at his homo in Liiu'olii, N.  H , where he had taken up lii'u  on .i farm. Dropsy nnd heart  i ro   \i\e  rau'.ivd      donlh.       Ho was  (i.-)  years bid.  Walters &  Akenhead  PECULIAR AND PERTINENT  to the "Spinsters' Convention"  e Opera House, Mar. .'list,     and  <l<  < 1'  see "Patience Dcsiic -Man," mid  "Ch rity Long Face" triinsformcd  into l-cautiful young muidens.  ESESET,2Sr.  SPRING MILLINERY  We have the most beautiful Pattern Hats in town. This is abroad  Statement, but if your! )ubt it, visit  us and be convinced ci correctness  of our Styles .=-=���������..  M   L- MASTERS  Nanaimo's  Leading  Milliner.    Commercial  St.,  cNANAIMO,  B.   C.  Next door to Jas. I-lirs'.���������Our Groceri  -Every Ladysmith lady spending $5.00 wiii have her  fare returned to her  The Aargau town council liss voted S.LOJ toward a monument to the  memory of Oailo, a St. Bernard dog,  which recently died, and which, in  Uie l������st nine yeaifi, saved nearly 100  lives on.the   Alps.  Bia'/.iliiin  ants  make little gardens  iu  the  tieetops and  sow  them    with  .pineapples and other  seeds.    Thc gardens  are  found   of   all  sizes,   fiorn a  'single  sprouting seed   surrounded    by  'a   little    earth     to  a densely   overgrown hall a*, large as a mrir's head.  !    What  is  believed   to he Uie   tiniest  .horse or pony in thc   world    is    the  ipioperty of an   Italian nobleman who  'nip.kes  a specialty  of  breeding dwarf  hor.ses  on    his  estate in    Lomfc-nrdy.  The diminutive creature barely  measures   1!) inches at the withers, hardily  the'   size    of    a  large-dog. - The  owner   'possesses   many  such     equine  ilvvnrf.s.  Of all the land frequenting fish,  the most famous i.s the climbing  pi'i-ch of India, which not only walks  out of the wat.21', but also mounts  into trees by 'means of sharp spines,  situated near its'head and tail. It  jhas a peculiar breathing; apparatus,  which enables, it to extract oxygen  from- the water stored up within a  small chamber near its gills, for use  while on  liiiiil.  Expli'ivr���������But have you had any ex-  peiience that v.o-..ld tend to fi! you  for (lie hardships of an A ret c expedition?  Would |e Member of -n Aieiic Expedition��������� lla\ e I? \\hy,.:i rli\cd two  winters in air apartment .house wheie  I was at odds with thc jaii'ltor.���������  Judge.  THE  MISTAKE   OK   A   BIRD.  The rlow; had just returned to the  ark  with the oli\e  loaf.  "One would think," sulked , the fail  on.'S of the party, "that Hie f. ol  mi'.-.ht - have had (nough sense m  bring  u mistleti.e."  Herewith tliey lost interest in vlie-  t'heuliind was sighted or nol'.���������Ne-v  York  Sun.  Christians gathered nccr-r.linn to  Holy Scripture are m\it--d to meet  to break bioad every Lord's day at  II a.m. iu the house of James Nimmo, Corner -1th a\e. mid KiCLr'u'sl.  Kdward Stack from l-jii-ilainl, will  preach the gospel at thc same place  Lord's day evening a! seven nYi- c  and every c.cniup, dm ma; llu'week.  All Welcome- "He that hath an cai  lo hear,  let  him he.o'."  ���������SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN NORTH  WEST MINING   REGULATIONS.  Coal���������Coal   lands   may   be  purchased at 510 ner acre for soft coal   and  *^20   for   anthracite.   Not  more, than  .20 acres can  lie acquired  by one in-  livnlual  or company.   Royalty   .* the  -;ite.   of ten cents per ton of U,000  'ounds     shall      be  collected  on   tho  -ross .output.  fjuartz���������A free miner's rcrtiCcate is  ..-anted upon payment in advance ol  "7.50 per .-niiiiim for an individual,  .nd fiom 550 to $100 per annum for  1 company, according to capital.  A free in nor, having discovered  nincral in place, may locate a claim  i,5')0 x 1,500 feet. Thc Tee for re-  'urdiiig  a claim   is  J5.00  At least SI00 must be expended ������n  the elaiiii ouch  year  or  paid   to   th'  -liiii ng   recorder in lieu thereof. When  ,."i0-.  has  been   evpeiide-d   or  paid, the  oca tor   may,   upon   having   a survey  nade,  and upon complying with  oth  ���������r rctiiiircinents,  purchase the land al  *-l an acre.  The patent provides for the payment of a royalty of 2J per cent on  ! he sales.  f'LAC'EIt mining claims generally  ire 100 feet square; entry fee J5, ie-  newable yea: ly.  A free nun or may obtain two leases to dredge for sold of five miles  -ach (or a term of twenty .years, renewable at the descrelion of the Minister of  the IntBrlor.  Tlie lessee shall have a dredge !���������  operation within one seison from tin?  date of thc lease for each five miles  Rental, ?10 per annum for each mile  of liver leased. Royalty at the-rate  ol 2* per cent collected on the out  ��������� ait after it exceeds  $10,000.  W.  W. CORY,  n->|!iity   of the   Minister   of   the*Tit  -rfor  1 $?*���������  We have a Lar[������ 'sscrtrr.ert Ladies' chilis opened out-Newest 1  Designs and Patterns, Prices right���������Call and Inspect -|  ! SiMWt:LEISER & CO ltd \  Rlt+'l?'!*  GATACRE. ST  mmmmlmmmmi  jjs.i:' "-'-���������  "iir rir'T  LABYSMIXe  V;11  ro  li-flstq'  7(j<!i.'-*f"'-  W;G. Fraser  RINGS BROOCHES  WATCHES PICTURES  BOOKS       FOUNTAIN PENS  Merchant Tailor,  '��������� (ist Avenue)  Spring Stock on hand. Ca!i early and  get your choice  STOVES!      -������#���������      STOVIS!  We will give you the above articles if y  u  return us  \A/hite>  S\ft/ein  Soap  iA/rappers  gffi'gag  (***-���������*���������������-*  WM.   MUrVSIE-  President    J.  W.  COP.URN,  Telephone   l-B.  Manarcinn; Director.  The Ladysmith Lumber Co. Ltd  ���������MILLS' AT    PIDDICK   AND   LADY SMITH- a' iv*-  3HingIes ei Specialty  man'ufa('ti;ri-:r,s of���������  ." Ivoitjfl1 and Urassctl Fir aiul (Jodav LuiiiIkts  LATHS,   SIIINCLKS,   MO I'LDIXCS,       ETC.,     of    the   BEST  .'.QUALITY SEASONED.       AM)    DRIED'    l-'LOOUIXCIS      AND  FINISH! NO  LCM-I1KK  IN  STQCMv  ������.-������.-%. -<������.i  r*  Mrtij  0 FRUITS  i     JUST   ARRIVED   A   FKI'kSH.   SHIPMENT  OF   Dried Apples, Nectarine^ Fig , Apricots,  Pru  es,   Currants,   Raisins  FAME'S  PATHWAY.  Dr. William  Henry Drummond,  poet oT  the French   Canadians,'  given   up    his 'medical  practice,  gone  into    copper  mining   in  the do  m-inion. ������> .,"   .   ,  It is  said   that  Archbishop    Ryan |  has kept Philadelphia in good humor  Ifor 21   years���������the length of time     he  .ihas- been  at .his  post- in  that . arc-h-  : diocese.    ' . -  j (^u'een Alexandra and the. dowager  empress of Russia have jointly , purchased a country house at Hvidoere,  four miles from Copenhagen, and will  spend summer vacations there together.  j Dr. Nicholi s Senn, of Chicago, will  start on April I, for a four months'  trip through Afr'ca to make a study  of lhe lowest tyi-es of haiiiaiiity. He  will go from New Yorle direct to Lis- |  l.on, Portugal, where,.he will attend  the annual scss'on of the medical  congress from April 1!) to 25. Cross-  in j-.- the Med it. rranean to Africa, ho  will Irnvel the h-ngtli of tlie cuif i.-  i nt by caravan and rail to Cape  Town.  The "Spinsters' Convention" in the  Opera House, Mar. 31st, is the (���������.veht  of the si-ason. Do not miss. it.'Tic-  |.:els  50c-.;   Children, 25c.  We are making HEATERS and RANGE* of the latest Styles  and'Newest Patterns  We do all kinds of  . .  Foundry and Repair Work���������Nickel Plating  in all its branches, a Specially  iaoySiIh iron & stove 'workTcoTlm  Phone 53  " -/        .   ���������. - P. O. Box 42  Our Entire Stock is offered at  2o Per Cent Discount  on sale  FVideiy i^nci Saturday  TllfSniTlillK) ao( IM   Don* at   Reasonble Prices  j ANimeRsoN  I^eave 6rd������������ at  Pet-erson's  Furh  ture store, o������ telepbone No. 53.  ��������� ������������������ ��������� i"-������**^---------*������-*^-*^������.U*������-������-.^.rh ���������"���������   ;��������� -**i���������ii.-**-^���������-***^���������j*������-..i^  ���������*^JU^T XRRIVED---  Fine Asisortment  -'  ���������!    "''       --:"  -^OXES OF���������...  WRITINO PAPER  KNIGHTS ^#  AFFI.ICTEW VITH .RHEUMATISM I  "I was and am.yetiffteted with  rheuniatism,":' tuyi Mr^T. C. Uayne,  editor of tin H������ra)d, : Addington, Indian T������rrit<)iy;;---t*fcii'^flB!tll.T.i*'R'''t,nam  herlain's Pais Baliu am able once  more to att������B^u ������������������������-���������^IJfBflfe'^WJ^iJS' the  After this .date the price for bread  delivered at my Customers' houses  will lie FIVE CENTS per loaf��������� ZQ  loaves for a dollar;. My read is  guaranteed     the .best made.       Shops  run.   by     white help    should  receive  white peoples'     patronage so long 'as  they are. properly conducted,     i solicit a trial as- your Baker.  '     .'.'C." R. DOCiLE. :  THE WELLINGTON BAKKRY  '������������������: o ���������   ���������  Smoke Little B. Cigars.  ��������� "'    '   '���������;"���������" \ _.  . ���������'  T have just'received'a shipment of  Hill s High Grade  ENGLISH TOBACCOS  and  Clu4RElffS  at the���������  DRUGSTORE  TMnnuna  The Ladysmitli Hardwari  Go. Ltd  best    of     liuAft.  with  rheun-ati'v  trial and yo������  t  than  pleased  which, it afi'owl*  lieves the   pala  smith  Pharma-"  i&pBLt'Z'u 'frotibled  ^ive Pain B.alm a  rta[n/to he more  the prompt relief  Oiic application re-  Fc   "tale hy  Lady-  M.R. SliFSON  ': Solicitor,   EU.  Money   tc    Loan  1st, Avfnu?    -    -   -   LASTS .VI H  HALLOWtDATES  In ilb.  Pkgs.  LjjySMiTH HOTEL   BAR  Having ta':cn over the bar-room of  the above hotel, we intend to run a  first-class, up-to-date establishment,  and in solicit ing the patronage of  our- friends a������d the public in general,  wc  guarantee good   treatment   to all.  S^lair S, yldam  R. Scott  A. Smith  Proprietors.  assEt6fe'.������sgssas&  NOTICE.  A incofing will be held in D. Nicholson's building, First Avenue, on  Saturday evening at eight o'clock of  all persons desirous of having a  co-opiM-ative store established in this  city.  sav5-HHSiK-*������>*<������BSB i**p--*---*-*^*aa������:-*aE������    '     i i  nm  Wc have; just received     from the tEast a large shii<ment of  LADIES' HAND BAGS  rhey arc. tlie NEATEST P.ACS  we iiave  cve-r   shown   and   of  LATEST  FASHION.  PRICES FROM SI  to $5  Call   in   and  See   Them  the  A. HOWE, of CHEMAINtrst has opened the MEAT-  (VIARKET lately]   run  by W. Ward, on Roberts street  WITH A FULL ;LINE OF FIRST CLASS MEA1S  PORK AND SAUSAGE A SPECIALTY ,  A Trial Solicitd  A. HOWE,  PHONE 20  PAINTING   AND  PAPERHANGING  B. FORCIMHER  Neatly and Artistically Done  WATCHMAKER,   JEWELER,  OPTICIAN  First Avenue,    X   X   X      Ladysmith,  B. C  n  S. ROEDONG  Orders  Promptly   Executed  ---   LADYSMITH

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