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Sfe^m **  LADSYfi  fHE Daily  LADY5MITH  -, & DUNCANSI  ���������t*  VOL. 2,  WEDNESDAV,   si AY 10,  1905,  PRICE FIVE CENTS  '">';���������:��������� Br  mm  mm  ������l  I  IMPROVEMENTS ON    jMASSACRE OF JEWS 41  WATER FRONT  The Bunkers Now Have Water  Power for all Machinery  Used There  Next Fall Rows of Electric Lights  Will Light up the  Whafves  Christians  Fell on Jews  and the Jews De-  fended  Curious People Who Commit Crimes iu Name of  Jehovah  WILL FIGHT WITH DYNAMITE  Social   Democrats   Determined to Tolerate No Inter  ference From Police  At  Their  Demonstrations  Throughout Russia on  Sunday  How many    people living in Lady-  smith realize the   extent ami cost of  the     Wellington     Company's watcr-  Ircut improvements?   It is five years  last October    since Fred I-Iawes, the  ,   present efficient  wharfinger and Deputy Harbor Master,    first camped on J|  the water front and began arranging  t for the shipment of coal from the Wcl  lingtbn  mines    at- Extension..   Since  that time, despite conditions, Lady-  smith lias   become    a town of 3,000  ,   people and has   a future most promising.   It is well known by.everyone  familiar  with    conditions   surrounding Lad.vsmith,  that the coal deposits which will be     opened up by the  short line now being constructed, are  very extensive.   Of the, coal fields at  " McKec's lake and along N-.������iiaimo river,  Superintendent     Andrew  Brydcn  paid: "The coal    measures at Extension   are not a     patch as compaml  with     the known    fields at McKee's  . lake and  Nanahno   river".   Old niin-  il-ls say   that the quality of the coal  is the best  mined on the island, and  the mines could     not be worked out  in a hundred   years.   The building ol  whanes and bunkers has been an expensive thing iu Ladysinith, and h..s  .bet.ii-done so quietly that lew people  realise the extent    of     the improvement^   For     instance,    w.ho   would  think that iu the bunkers alone Mere  were more than a million feet of lumber and many car loads of ircn holts?  ���������Every pile driven in connection with  the    wharf is copper     covered, at a  cost of $75.   As      the wharf is over  1)00 feet long it can be seen that the.  cost of this work alone is considerable.   About two months ago the company completed     their water system  and    have   now     installed a l'elton  wheel  that furnishes     all therpowcr  for running    the washer and nutting  tars along.   The     water  pressure is  some 200 feet,    and the 3-foot wheel  ilevetopcs enormous  force.* Two no/.  r'oal is brought down to the bunkers  uom    the  mines     about  two-thirds  lump, and is   of coursctsold as it is,  one-half of the balance, or one-sixth,  is nut, atul the    remaining one-sixth  is pea     coaL   Each of these grades  must be washed.   It is dumped at the  lop of the-' washer fcnd screened, run  through flumes, when the current- assists in separating the 'coal from Hhe  felspar, the rock, being heavy, drags  on the bottom    and is carried away,  the coal being screened, elevated, and  dropped in    bunkers as nut; and pea"  coal, the former selling- for $3.00 per  ton,  the latter    ,$2.00.   So clean  is  this Hue coal    washed that less than  ten per cent, of ash remains.   The demand for nut and     pea coal is much  greater than can be supplied.  'Ihe bunkers, " when filled, contain  about 9,00(1 ton's of coal. Mr. J.  Holers is the machinist and manager  at the bunkers and everything seems  to run like clock work. Fred Hawes,  who has been a long time in the em-  oloy of llus Wellington Company, has  charge of the wharves and looks after coal shipments.  The Ledger representative who yesterday'lool-ed  over the /works, while  St. Petersburg, May IK).��������� Social  democrats ; declare that their programme . includes demonstrations  throughout Russia on Sunday and  they arc., provided with bombs and  dynamite with which to fight the  troops if the latter interfere, precautionary measures have been taken -everywhere     and the authorities  St. Petersburg, May 9.���������The. report in this city last night jsaid that  there ban been a massacre "of Jews  at Zhitomir, Government of Volhy-  nia, Southwestern Russia, is confirmed in a despatch to the Novoc-  sli, which says the rioting began on  May 7, and continued for 48 bonis .  Orthodox Christians i fell upon the  the Jews in the streets. The. Jews  were armed und fought their assailants, many being killed or woJnded  on both sides.  Commenting on this, the Novesti  remarks upon the coincidence that  M. Kroushcvan, the former e dilor  of the Ressaranebetz of Kishneiff,  held   to  be  responsible  for   the mas- , ,  sacrc of. 1903 at thai place, had hard , *n_d   ^"T^        ������������������?A   men\.   H  Makes Emphatic Statement  to This Effect and Says)  He Means It  He Expresses Earnestness  in Regard to Railroad  Legislation  mm win notseek line vitch is a  RE-ELECTION     I  GREAT COMMANDER  i  A Hard  Worker   and  Already  Has His Army In Good  Order  Of the Naval  Situation Nothing  New is Learned"Agitation  Continues  Omaha, Neb., May 10.���������The Dec  quotes President Roosevelt as nak-  ing the emphatic statement that he  will not lie a candidate for rc-rlcct-  ion.    The Bee says:  "You are authorized to state (Hat  I will not again be .-^candidate for  the office of President, of the  Unitort  States.   There are no strings on :tiis  are convinced that the disorders will   statement.     I mean it.   1  made     my  be comparatively  insignificant.     The'speech at Denver for the purpose   of  cool-headed  Liberals arc counselling  [convincing the people of my earnest  ���������   workmen against useless blood- (,lcSs in regard  to the matter ',f    lit  ehed. ,v    -     -     ' \  Royal, European Russia, May 10.  ���������At a large meeting of workmen  here today, which was attended '���������>}'  the     delegates from St._Pctersburg,  ly returned to Kishneiff, and started  the publication of a newspaper,  the  "Friend,"   before  Jewish  massacres  commence in the neighborhood.  NO FURTHER DETAILS.  St.  Petersburg,  May  10.���������(Noon)���������  No further details have reach.Nl here  from  Zhitomir, capital  of  the    Pro- i  vince     of Volhynia in Southwestern J  Russia.   The scene of the recent at- I  tacks of the orthodox Christians on '  the Jews.        It is asserted that    a  fortnight before  the disorders     pro-  clammations were spread, calling on  the Christians     to beat  the  Jews.  When     these     proclaiumations  were  shown to the Mayor of Zfhitomir, the  latter ^declared them but  to Its s'u-  pid,  and said there was no occasion  for alarm.     At the Minister ,of   fu.  tcrior,- it- is said,  that M.   Douligau  was  decided      to ' proclaim  a  three  road legislation, i will not he t- t-  isficdwitih any compromise that does  not bring relief to the people, from  the conditions that now exist in ic-  gard to transportation affairs iu this  country. No compromise bill frcm  [congress will be accepted.'  Gunshu Pass, May 10.���������Day after  day since the assumption of the command, General Linevitch goes stea lily about the inspection of the troops  both  those on the positions and  the  administration will largely follow  the plan now in vogue in Formosa.  The despatch from Saigon announcing the recent presinse of the Russian cruiser  J em I chug  off Cape St.  units   arriving    from European Rus- j James,  disposes of the report    cir-  sia,  mounted  on a-emall  sorrel horse  ciliated  by     the Exchange Telegraph  wearing an  old  overcoat devoid     of  Company,   of      London,' .today   that  trappings and with jbnly the simplest, *"'������   warship  had  succeeded in reach-'  indications     of   rank,   Linevitch,   ac-,ing  Vladhojtock.  days' strike in connection with lab-J This is President Roosovelfs .e-  or day, May 11. It was further de- p]v t0 published statements shown  lermined to serve fresh demands on him lo )he cffcpt that ho wo,lld lo  the employers  coupled with, the   in-;forcCfl   lo accept  a re-nomination   bv  plied  with inside of 12 hours,     ihc:<ne faii,irc of the congl.cs.s to   enact  destruction  of  the factories  nv  uie  would follow.  RUSSIAN, MAY DAY.  sKicff, Russia, May. 10.���������A general  strike and extensive demonstrations  are expected here on the Russian  May Day. ���������,  companicd by his adjutants, two orderlies and the chiefs of the reviewed troops, but almost without further suite, rides along, npany after company, battery after battery  finding! something to say to each  Sometimes a reproof, recogni/.ing | or s��������� weed. The ships appear, to  here and  there  veteians  not only of, n^ unusually  largo crews, and    it  These cruisers which brought instructions for Rear Admiral Neboga-  toiT anchored three,to four miles off .  shore. A heavy sea was running exposing a good deal | of the ships'.hulls  which were quite free from barnacles  -    - . - . ^ |'u������.ui   in  .u-cupL.a le-nommauon   l>v   here  and   there  veteians   not onlv ol ���������,ut,c  ������������U=>U"-,J)   i������.igu views, aim     m  timution  that if  they were noi com-  the ,,copic  wno wouW  be arousod   -f   lne  Chinese expedition,  but  also  tf  seemed   that  the   men   were  all     in  remedial legislation.  not a judge of the cost of such struc-  lutes,   would     say at least ?250,������00  S^ "^instructions  the night of  ���������.. Jnm t.o.1     ������.--..   ������v������������������������-������i-!n \h. lM*y 8- to Zhitomir, .order.ng the authorities there to protect the    Jews  or more had been expended in the  construction of wharves and bunkers, another $250,000 or more is being put in by the company in building the short-line. It is hardly necessary to call the attention to the  ���������facti that this all indicates a steady  output, from the mines, and if ��������� . the  coal 'mines are workingrsteadily the  ���������city will prosper accordingly. It will  be a very welcome sight to residents  of the city next fall to see rows of  electric lights' along -the wharf anil  should make it look very pretty from  the town. If, as we now hope, electric lights are installed in> Ladysmith  BUSINESS  RESUMED  and to prevent disorders.  .ales are given off, but only one is in i by the time the long nights set in,  use, the ether will be used,lor devel- it should be a fine sight to seethe  cping electric light "power,-'.'which'J wharves,bunkers and streets of the  will������bc    installed     this coming fall,  city all lighted up.  ARRANGEMENTS  COMPLETED  Frankfort, Germany, May 10.���������The  Frenkfort Zeitung today, says it has  received -advices from Hamburg that  agents of the Russian Government,  have completed arrangements through)  the Society of German Captains and  officers of Commercial Marine, for  the enlistment of officers and crews  for transport ships, which are to accompany the , fifth division of tl>2  Russian Second Pacific squadron to  the Far East,. These crews, it is  ailded, will proceed to Libau on the  Baltic  J3ca.  'PREDICTS LARGE OUTPUT.  Seattle, Wash., May 10.��������� Mr. F.  A. Wing, United States Assayer,  from information he has received  from' all the northwest territory this   complicated  by  a personal   misunder  WYNDHAN  UNCHANGED  London, May 9.���������George tWyndham,  who has been absent owing to illness since his resignation of the  Chief Secretaryship for tfrelantr, returned to the House of Commons today and made it a personal explanation, of the reasons for his resignation. He said iie ,had insisted on retiring from the cabinet because political and personal reasons had convinced him that he could better serve  the government, as an official member. ITis views had not changed in  the smallest degree in regard to the  Irish administration. Union must be  the fundamental principle of any  sound Irish policy. The situation in  bjnth Ireland and England had become)  200 KILLED  AND WOUNDED  St.. Petersburg, May  10���������"'  ���������> m.)  ���������Very     a������.e reports j-re current   in  this city as to the extent of the mab-  eacre of the Jews at Zhitomir,    . <i-  tal1 of Province of Volhynia,  southwest Russia, the number of Killed or  wounded now being placed as high as  two hundred; but .precise information  is lacking.     The minister of the interior has called for  a detailed     le-  rort,  which is expected tomorrow.  ������������������.��������� .       *���������         GOV AGENCY  QUESTION  Executive ^Council     Will  Come to Decision  To-morrow  Mr. Parker Williams passed up to  Nanaimo from Victoria at noon lo.  day.  To a Ledger representative who inquired what news there was respecting the government agency question,  Chicago, 111., May 10.���������The largest  department stores "and the n express  companies today resumed business on  a normal basis.. They teent their va-  gons into the extreme parts of the  cityfin some instances without police protection, and -transacted ,their  business with interruption or trouble of a serious character.  Sixteen hundred teams were at  r work today and the number will be  increased tomorrow. ���������There are indications tonight that the .strike will  shortly involve other unions. The  dri\3is of the Wenig Teaming company,, a lal'ge'concern chiefly engaged in delivering flour, went out today, when one of their number was  dismissed for refusing to deliver fiour  j-to boycotted houses. ���������.    .  The striking teamsters appointed a  committee to see President Roosevelt when he reaches Chicago.      -    <  The discharge of union teamsters,  for refusing to deliver goods to boycotted stores, resulted in additions  to the ranks of the strikers today.  The men out are drivers for the team  ing company which delivers flour lor  the milling, companies. After ?.hc  Employers' Association, supplies  teamsters, deliveries of flour will be  continued, otherwise shortage is  threatened. Two drivers of the Pran  Company were discharged 1 today oiul  all the drivers employed by the company threaten  to go out.  Many business houses hitherto neutral are inclined to '\jnsist that their  drivers  shall   deliver  goods  to     the  TRANSFERRED TO MADRID  Washington, D. C, May ,10.���������Count  Cassini, the Russian Ambassador to  the United States, has been transferred to Madrid. He will be succeeded hereby Baron Rosen, .intil  recently Russian minister at Tokio.  Count Cassini was offered .the Ambassadorship to Madrid two months  ago, and.accepted it. He will leave  in Juno for his new post.  VICTORIA MINE  WAS VISITED  Mr. W. H. Sandford and son, C.A.  'Sandford, who is a mining* engineer  lately graduated from, an"English  school, were visitors out at the Victoria mine yesterday. - Mr. W. II.  Sandford is tihe principal owner of the  .Uo'son mine, in Kootenay, a mine  which has made small fortunes for  each of its owners. For the past  seven years dividends of $-1,000 \o  $5,000 per month have been-paid.  Lately, with depth, the ore has become very base, zinc predominating,  so that Mr.:.Sandford'has .shut the  mine down for a while vntil- a better  price can be realized for the output.  Both of the gentlemen who visited  the Victoria expressed themselves as  favorably ..impressed with what they  were shown, and believe there will he  a mine of value developed. Mr. Sandford also expresses ��������� himself as much  impressed with the quartz showings  in the northern part of the Island,'  which he has lately visited. Both of  -the gentlemen left this morning for  Victoria. -   ; ^-_������     -  the Turkestan campaign. This syni-Js00fl hcallli-' T"c main Russian  pathy and faith 1he soldieis hove in squadron is said lobe well provisi  the fighting ability or "Papa" ..lne-,} ione(1> but .to be short of tobacco aid  vitch, makes a most inspiring impression on the-'troops regularly at  the termination of the reviews, General Linevitch gathers about him,  the chiefs of the various 'ub-divisions ami in brief, incisive id ',rt-  tiines quaint words, sets forth his  opinion of the situation of affairs,  the condition of the troops rial his  demands, orders and suggsstior.i f r  improvements.  He uses no petty phrases full of  the self-abiiegation promises uul  transparent hopes to which the      f  cigais_.  It is considered ' likely here Jut  Ncbogatoff's division has already  passed Capo Si. James. The Russian hospital ship Kostioma, whoso  arrival lure was announced May 8th,  sails  May  12th.  BREACHES OF NEUTRALITY.  Tokio, May 10.���������The Jiji hopes  that France will cease her flagrant  and deliberate breaches of neutrality, in reference to the treatment accorded the second Russian Pacific  squadron in French waters,  and   ������.a-  British  i,l*..S|.^������.iu .10^  w wu.w.  ������      '-Hisfaction  is     expressed at  ficeis were formerly accustomed, but  ieprcscnl,alions to the .government in  the language of a     soldier breathing |  *'6l,af,OJ *     -U,U1^ ult<���������MParis, showing that England is  gth,   determination,   fi���������   faith, I lo |hc ^ger menacing Japanc  stren  and  full  realization  that his "task is  s alive  apanese in-  tcrcs ts  most difficult and  heavy   that    the]   Thc'N{ savs lhat Frcuch inter_  work  for  him and  his   subordinates,  ,       Ju R j- morfl o[ a   fmancial  is collosal Even the non-nuhiary L���������d c<.onomical character than poli-  observei however can see a decided ^ and that-thc a!llance hetween  change for the better in comparison^ countlies.,ias ceascd 1o be of. ny  with   the   Kuropatkin   regime.    Jsal-  wintcr, the receipt of gold from the  Northern Country this year will total $22, 000,COO, if not more. From  the Klondike alone Mr. Wing predicts an output of from ten to twelve  millions.  ���������. c���������*   APPROACHING  A CRISIS.  Tokio, May 10.���������The government  maintains reserve, but the Indo-Chinese, situation ascnis to be rapidly  approaching a crisis. Following the  repeated assurances of the French  Foreigh Minister, M. Delcassc to Dr.  Motono, ' the Japanese Minister at  Paris, that the vessels of the Russian Second Pacific squadron was inside JIou Koe Bay, a short distance !  1/ north of Kamranh Hay the morning  J? of May 6tli, and it is generally believed that the fourth i division (Ne-  bO'g'atofi's) of the Russivm sjqjiadron  will use French waters to coal, take  on board other supplies and clean  their bottoms.  I'>  standing for which he himself was  partly to blame. He had naver contemplated any detraction of legislative powers from tlvj House of Commons other than the power of dealing Willi purely private bills. Consequently he had paid no attention  as yet us he ought to!have done vvr-(about a couple of minutes and    Mr  Mr.   Williams  said:    "The  Executive   houses  under   boycott.    The  deliver  Council sits  tomorrow and  the   naf-jies  ofy retail  stores  arc said to have i      ay<  ter  will  be  brought up before   them,   been normal  today.  What decision  they    will arrive     at j    Policemen,'deputy sheriffs and    Jr.  respecting    this  question,   I   am   un-.'cd  guards  rode  in the  wagons.     Doable  to say.     I shall know for.  ver-  liveries in  the  down town   districts,  tain tomorrow after  the meeting   is  were made by an additional   number,  over, and I shall make it my     busi- 'of  wagons    and  there was a distur-  ncss     to  let    the Ladysmith  people   banco at  one  point....  know at once how the matter     has !    The strikers made a motion in the  been settled.     I  may  possibly     not /United Slates court to have the Fed-  know  their decision until  tomorrow  ,cral  injunction      dissolved,  but     the  night." court deferred   the .hearing of the ar-  Furthcr  conversation  was  imnossi- gument  ble as    the train only  waited    here  W.   M.  WHITNEY DEAD.  Albany, N.Y., May lO.-Wm. M.  Whitney, head of U12 dry goods firm  of W.M. Whitney & Co., and one of  the,oldest and best known merchants  in   this  part of the state, died  ncre  Her in the proceedings of the reform  association. Sir Anthony MucDon-  ald, under secretary to the Lord  Lieutenant of Ireland,.erroneously be-!  lieved that he, Mr. Wyndham, would  approve of the proposals of the revolutionists , but as soon as he .raw  those proposals, Mr. Wyndham had  strong objections to them. Therefore he had coiuidercd that his pow-,  er for doi  Ireland w  Williams was  obliged  to go "on  Nanaimo.  to. inform the President of legal proceedings which have been taken by  "the ejiiploycrs, and make a proposition that the President act as an arbitrator of the dilicrenccs, choosing  as associates one man from the labor  'ranks and one from flic employers.  The Employers say they will not oil  licially approach the President. "We  have no intention of bothering Prcsi-  ,���������....,      .,������������������������������������, } dent'Roosevelt with  our  troubles,"  ,��������� .           ,,."' ,V     "^   '          .         ." .said'counsel  for the Employe) s'  As-  Chicago,  111., May  10.���������Promises of   .__.,.      .   ,        ,,,,   .    ,.,   /    ,   to  peace and  order for today,   the   .'resident's  I  sociation today. "It is likely, howev  .    .     .    .,     er," he added, "that the Employers'  dav,   were made by both      . ,,      j  '      ���������     .,    ., r ,.  ; side w 11 get- the President s ear for  ARRESTED TWO AS SPIES.  United   States   Consul   Smith,  ing further     useful work in j Victoria, spent a few hours in Lady  as ended.     Sir Henry Camp ( smith today, and was a welcome cal  hell   Banriannan -(the  Liberal   leader) ' ]er at The Ledger office  sides  of   the   teamsters'   strike,    "he  Employers Teaming  Company decided a ^p     discussion  of the situation  Tokio, May 10.���������Mr. A. E. Bougan,   to reduce its  teaming      and delivery somc lime luting his stay hero."  a prominenty Frenchman, and his step-  operations for today. VHie Teamsters A late, bulletin says:   The represen-  6on, F. Strange, an Englishman, have   joint  council   has   voted   against      a Natives of labor have abaudaued their  been arrested here as spies.         @\       general strike,  and determined    that their l>lan of    petitioning President  ������                                   no    further     sympathetic movement Roosevelt while in  CIh ago  today to  (f   should be mafic,  except in cases     of use his influence in  bringing about a  canisters   ordered   to   make deliver-, settldment of the strike.   This after-  Mr.  al-   ies to boycotted places, in which cv-  Smith   ent,  inilividuals should  walk out.    A  noon  C.  P.  Shea,  president   of     the  Teamsters'   Union,  said:   "President  ous and bickering have notably .'decreased. There is apparently less  spirit of self advancement more subordination and "team work," Suggestions arc, no longer frowned, Mid  1he subordinate, with ailan or criticism,  is given  a hearing.  The impression ^y a ride along the  positions now occupied, is astounding. It is difficult to believe that  the , well-clothed, well shod troops,  heatty and spirited and even gay of.  face, are the same men who a month  ago underwent inhuman hardships,  and the, supreme test of a mortifying defeat.  In the corps of General Tserpisky,  which,   holding  the  extreme     southwestern angle of  the positions round  Mukden,  withstood the brunt of   ''ie  fierce-Japanese attack..   A strict, almost parade order,  prevails',   though  some complain that Tserpisky's hand  is  too heavy, his orders  too     stern,  the'resu,fc  of his  strictness  are patent.    The   troops      nn-the  positions,  officers included,  are living in  tents.  Various   consi-ilrr.-ilions   rendering 'he  housing  of   the  men   iu huts-imi.raci-  ieable,   though   the   dampness   Of    the  ground  and   the   climatic ��������� c-.mtlilinns,'  arc  not  especially   favorable   to     il'e  under  canvas���������a  great deal   of     -lis-  eonifort is   the result.   Difficulties in  provisioning the troops  due to various  complications  which  cannot     he  touched upon, and to the onerousness  of life,  but  with the advent of   set-  Hid weather, a decided betterment of  conditions   may  be  looked for.       At  that  time, too, the present bra of insignificant  skirmishing  and   r'econnai-  sancc work  may be expected to give  way  to really serious operations.  AT THE  GOVERNOR'S REQUEST  Saigon, May 10.���������The Russian <m-  ������ier Jemtchug and the Russian auxiliary  cruiser  Rion,   belonging  to Admiral  Rojestvcnsky's  squadron.     arrived  off Cape St.   James near   tec  during  the night of May  8,  and left  yesterday at the request .of the. Governor  of  French Indo-China.  Tokio, May 10.���������The. Japanese ;;d-  ininistration of occupied territory includes only those portions which tins  sia formerly administered upon and  is practically limited to the Liao  Tung   peninsula.    Military   control is  then niovod his resolution, which r.m- ��������� has  been consul  at Victoria  for   the   statement,of the situation was   pre-   Roosevelt will not be asked to.arbi-!continued  in   Chinese  territory  occu-  ountcd   to  a vote  of censure  of     ',he  policy and  proceedings of  the Irish  government connected  with  and subsequent to  the appointment  of     Sir  Anthony  MacDonald,  past seven years, succeeding Consul  Roberts. He is an Illinois man and  is proud of the old Prairie State,  but likes Victoria, where he ias  inany staunch friends,  Pared  to be presented to   President   ! trate the strike.    None of  the com-  Roosevelt  by   a .strikers'  committee,   mittcc-annomtod "Will  call   on   him.  which desisted at  his  request,  from    We do not see  what good it will do  meeting him on the way  to Chicago,   labor  to ask  the President to arbi-  The  labor  representatives  planned ' trate the strike."  pied by Japanese troops, but Chinese sovereignty'is recognized. Chief  Counsellor Ishizuka, of the Formosan  administration, will be administrator  of the Liao Tung peninsula, and the  practical benefit in Euiope. It expresses the belief that France is upholding the alliance because her honor  is .pledged   diplomatically.  MORE WAR DOGS. _���������  Tokio, May 10���������The report that  Japan plans *to r.rder tlic construction of two battleships and six large  cruisers abroad, are renewed.'"- '"he  representatives of ..-English naval con  struction are h >re endeavoring to secure orders, hut it is doubtful'if the-  government has reached'any'-decision'.-,  in   the  matter.  Paris, May 10.��������� The Marquis De  Barbelmy, who with: Count dc Pour-  falos, -operates the French Concession^  at. Kamra'ih Bay, Annam, in the  course of an interview today denies that his establishment furnished  coal or provisions to the Russian  ���������Second   Pacific  Sqiigdrrm.        ��������� '���������:  "The-maximum, of our coaling   facilities  is   700   tons.    A small   coaling  depot   exists   on  the   Kekong     river,  not  far  from   Saigon.     At   the   ��������� ut-  set. of  the war the- Russians hought  a lnrgc tract, of land- there,   erected  :;!u-ds,   ; :;!   avcumiila'/d  supplies particularly coal,   which was hoitgln ou-  gin  lly   from   Japan.    It is   to    ibis  depot      that      Admiral   Rojcstvenaky..  sent his colliers,'-bul no warships a.p-  proathed  the depot.     This was  Russia's  coat,   placed  on   Russian    land,  and loaded upon transports;   this "was  not a violation  of  neutrality.   France  could   not   prevent   the   Kussians taking their own coal on their   own land  If  the  natives'were at fault   in veiling  the  land   to the  Russians,       the  Japanese would  not have waited  fifteen   months  before  protesting.     Although  the     Marquis  He Barbelmy,  giving the  foregoing  as a refutation'  '  to   the  charges  the  statement    con.,  corning     the Russian conl depot on  the  Mekong  may   open   anew   phase  of  the      question.      Admiral   Dejon- .  jqVieres, the French naval commander,  at  Saigon,     confirms  the announce-   .  tivent of  the departure of.the     Russian  s'quadron      from   Vanfong   Bay,  and the report of the function of rear  Admiral Rojestvensky outside French  waters, is also considered to  be   official.  Premier Roiivicr conferred with the  Foreign Minister, Delcassc, today,  concerning the pending situation tout  it is said lhat the conversation'' referred  mainly  to internal affairs.  Mrs.   J.   Bickle went up to  Nanaimo on the twelve o'clock train today.  m  mm  If  I  mm  ������������������������������������?������';i't./.'M������3k|  ;mmm  :m&m  mm  m  m  lit  ���������m&m - I       I l  V  DAILY LEDGER  THE DAILY LE06ER  fublisned   every day except Sunday.  BY       THE     , DAILY        LEDGER  COMPANY.  Offices,. Ladysmith and  Duncans  in  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  80 cents  a month;    (5 per  year  advance.    Advertising rates on ap  plication.  WEDNESDAY,   HAY   10,   11)05,  'I.'IIE STATU OK RUSSIA TODAY.  It is cuiious, indeed, to reflect that  even today everything about Russia  is crude, shirting and problematical.  The fundamental problems of national  lype and characler that every oil mi  great power has settled, except Austria, which is too inedeemably io'i-  posite lo settle anything. Russia is  ��������� si ill shaping slowly to an issue whl h  notc.cn the Russians themselves (".ji  discern. The political future of t'.ie  country, ton, is no less uncertain Mini  sneaiiative than the lines, a Ion;  which its mental and moial de\elo,>-  menl will run. --Russia is an empire  in lluv, an empire which has not yet  joiiikI itself, an empire of which anything and everything may |,e predicted, an cnipue, in short, ot co.os ;u  doiihls as well as colossal hopts and  possibilities, yo far is she Uoin tailing undei delinitc and categorical  -'leadings that tier oldest quest ion,  tiw question that ethnologists and  statismen ha\o wrangled over sin.e  Ihc days of Peter the Great, is sti 1  unanswered. Is Russia, by her gi u-  iu.s and teiiiiierament, her origin ;.s  well as her destiny, European or Asiatic? Is she the most backwanl pari  of Kuropc or ihe most progressi-.e  poilion of Asia, the most eastern of  .western or "the most western of iali-  ' em nations? Or, as the Slavophils  insist, is she neither, but somethii g  uuiuiii' and distinctive, and pnnl.-.  Russia? '   '  Much depends on that question, it  is not one of mere pedantry. It, ivp-  reseutx a cleavage in Russian thought  and tendencies that has existed since  Peter the. Great set out to .Wc-Acpi-  i-/e bis country.���������Sydney Brooks.  A-HARD PROBLl'M.  ''Is this .Madam Pompon''"' bicaih-  lessl> uiquiied a man who had cluub-  cd several flights of staus and been  admitted into a darkened  parlor.  "It is," replied the stately personage whom he addiessed.  ���������"The famous clairvoyant and lor-  tui.c teller?"  "The same.':  "Do you read the mind'-'  "With perfect ease."  "Can you foretell the future?  "  "The future holds no mysteries  that I  cannot unravel."  "Can >ou  unfold  I be past?"  "The record of all things past is to  mo an open book."  "'ihen," said the caller, feverishly taking from his pocket a han'itfi.1  of silur, "I wish you would tell me  what it is my wife wanted me to  tiring home without tail this evening,  and  name    your price.   Money is  in.  object."   *   ONE  HUNDRKD   YEAUS   AGO  The laLge cotton manufactory in  Saco, lie, was burned, the loss being ssuo.ouo.  .Napoleon controlled the entire miliary depaitincnt of  Hollaiia.  ���������| he Portugese gov eminent ordered  mat all ship's, privis of the English,  snould quit Tagus, and that no si.cn  pri/.cs should again be admitted.   .  Najoleoii     leceived  the  foreign cn-  .oys,  who     presented letters of congratulation     troni      their   respective  ouits upon     Use birth of I'rince Na-  ..clcon.  The nglish government ordered that  The Enghsh government ordered tlu  , nited States should be admitted into all British possessions.  /Ihe slave trade bill, piescnled to  ,nc liouse of Confaons, provided  that no negro slave should be. admitted into any of the British colonies.  Filly    Yeais Ago.  I'hc Union army took possession o,  Wilmington, N. C.  Sha-man's cavalry were reported  ,m the North Carolina border, with  .ommiinication      between   Char.vston  ml Richmond cut off.  Charleston,  8.  C,  was  in  the pos-  tssiou of the l-'cderal troops.  The War Dejartmcnt anuovneed  th  .ipture of Columbia. S. C, by Sbei-  .nan.  Lej  took    general command  of the  ,'onfederate    armies i nd  rocomniend  .;| the enlistment of negroes.  Announcement was , made in the  North that Mexico and the Confeder-  acv had entered into a treaty bv  which Confederate deserters wcie n-.  turned."  lad got hold of the right stick. Athletics could he ovcidone, but not  when begun with moial and re.igious  influences. lie warned them not to  place too much reliance upon lectures  for the lecture, was the most deceptive thing in the world except a sermon.  DAY SCHOOL  Usual  subjects  taught;  also      .an-  guages,   drawing  in  pencil and cia> ���������  oiis,  paint ng  in  oils  and  water  col  ois, pianoforte and vocal lessous given in classes or individually.  MISS   BERTRAM,  I������dyamlth.  B. C.  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO.  686, F.  O. E.     :���������: ������������������-��������� ���������-'���������        '������������������i  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  drd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. Worthy  President, B Forcimmer; Worthy  Secretary,  C II.  Ruinmings.  Esquimalt  & Nanaimo Rail*:ay.  Time Table No. B4,  ������������������ Plans,  Specifications and   De-  ������������������ tails      furnished  for all kinds  ������������������ of work in the CARPENTER  ������������������ Line  ������������������ C.   B.   ROBELEE,   Carpenter  ������������������ and Joiner,     2nd ave, Lady-  ������������������ smith,  B.  C.  ��������� ������������������������������������   ���������*  **  ������������������  **  ���������*  Tricked the Stamp Plena.  Stamp collectors are delighted when  they secure a specimen which waB issued before some mistake In printing  was detected. During the Buffalo exposition the government issued a stamp  to commemorate the occasion which depicted the Empire express train. A  !practical joker cut out the central part  of one of the stamps which contained  ,the train and carefully replaced it so  that the train was in an upside down-  position. This he pasted on an envelope  and mailed it to a friend who was a  rabid collector.  The practiced eye of the stamp fiend  at once discovered the misplaced position of the train? but did not notice the  deception, and the collector was almost  wild with joy until he offered if for  sale", when he was informed that it  was not a "rare" but a "cut out"  ���������tamp he preserved.  Women take a lot better care ot tneir ���������  evening gowns  than  those iu   which |  they are seen daily.    Isn't it Strang* .  bow many women will wear a tailor ,  made day after day every time they bo  out, yet never think of having it pressed?    Yet a man always has the suit ;  he isn't wearing in the handji of bis !  'tailor,    being   cleaned    and    pressed. !  | Women's tailor mades are a good deal  llike men's clothes nowadays���������that is,  ! in the cloths of which they are made. ,  They are  almost as  liable  to being  kneed or wrinkled, and there's nothing  J freshens a gown like a good brushing ,  ' and pressing.  .  Treatment ot B.rn.. | NOTICE.  In a serious burn as soon as the fire ,���������,,���������/  ���������������;������������������ nur   Patent  I, extinguished the clothes must be re- Persons    found    using our   latent  moved   If not already thoroughly wet, Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  the injured part should be drenched iwill be prosecuted,  with water aud the clothes cut away. RUMMING BROS.  Everything must be sacrificed to get- pionecr Soda  Water  Works.  *...       -���������������     Ul.n.,f    milllurr       net    tl\fi ' w        J !4U  Under New Managmeii  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKroneli & Woodbank  Proprietors. ,  Modern and     Strictly  l-'irst Class.  Commercial  Mens'  headcumters.  " Fire Proof     Building.   ��������� !��������� I  HP  ting them off without pulling, as the  slightest dragging may bring the skin  off too. If patches of the clothing ad<  here and will riot drop off, they must  be allowed to remain. Dip cloths iu a  thick solution of common washing soda  In water and lay them over the burned  surface, bandaging lightly to keep their  in place. As soon as a dry spot appears  on this dressing, wet it with the soda  and water by squeezing some on it.  i There will he no smarting while it il  saturated and excludes the air. -. ���������_.  -o���������  THE PATTER" .  SON CASE  New York, May 8.���������Nan Pattir-  sou's laic is still uncertain, bail bus  hern offered,' but District Attorney  .lerome has not fcet decided what ac-  ���������tion he will take in her case. After  a long conference with Mcssis. Jerome and Rand, Miss Patterson's  counsel todav carried Uic news that  she must remain theic at Ueast a  we������k longer. The prisoner bore the  an.Hvnceinc.it well, although she had  been led to believe that shemiRht.bc  "ranted her freedom cither today or  tomorrow. At least two bonds.v.en  a.c will ns to give bail in any i\a.*-  ,:nahle amount , and counsel for Miss  Taliorson savs that surety w 11 be  provided without delay, as soon as  the District Attorney expresses a willingness lo act.'  K1SI10V ON    GOODY  GOOMNTSF*  'Ihe Bishop of Ca'ilisle, spcaling at-  Carlisle in connection with the 13'.a  men/ .lubilec of the Young von-,  Christian Association, said he wanted that bodv To be more broadminde.1  Not ii few voiinR men had i em driven awav bv what they termed its  Koodv-goodimss. He ador.U goodness," but be loathed moodiness and he  w-.s "l:\d to see a broadening and a  "coimnon-scnsing-of the YuunK V.cns  Christian Association Rping on  SmoHns might not be a veiy lofty  or noble occupation, but there w.is  nothing terrific about it. If younK  men could not smoke at the Young  Men's Christian Association, t'ney  would 6o elsewhere.-He suggested  that the association shoulH be made  more use of as the training or civic  municipal and national life, l.c layered all sorts of debates, inchtdiK-  political. and so long as they did not  hit 1/rtow the belt, there was notlnmi  UI.P hitting out in earnest. As to  atn.-tics   he lcMevol  the as*ociatuv.  j. tmrn- oo.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS."  Victoria, B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrate*  IRONCLAD BRAND  -   ������r  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHIRTS. ETC.  Ladysmith, B.C.  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,     Ladysmith  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Ratee *1.25 aid $1.50���������  nebuito all steamboat landii^s *nd  railway.depote.   Klectric care tvfcl:y Cvi  minutes to all" parts of   tho ci:y.   B;<  and tab!������ nnexcelhd.  F. BAYSEH, Proprietor,  AWJOTT   ST.,  VANCOUVER  B, C  PAINTING,   PAPER     HANQINO | HILBERT  ETC.  Work done properly and at right  .rices. Shop and residence in rear  if Ladysinith Hotel.  J.  E. SMITH, Prop.  ���������3t&S&  HENXY'S NURSfRIES  Public Notice  Attention is called  to th.      lact  that the  Ogiivie Flour Hills Co.,  makers  of  ROYAL -HOUSEH OLD    FLOUR,  Limited,  have for some time  ,    ���������      n ,���������. ;��������� -,   vastly  improved  and  purified  form  past been producing floui in a   \asuy        i  by .the aid ot     ELECTRICITY  and bavin, secured control  of   all the basic patents relating thereto   take this opportunity of advising   the  public   that  any  anauU.  orl*������l users of the clerical   Hour  purifying processes   will  be pro-  aacuted. ...  Ogiivie Flour Mills Company Limited  Rrethe on3y millers in Canada whose Flour i������  purified'.by the electric procesir  NEW CRQP-  Home Grown &  Imported  GARDEN,     FIELD     and  FLOWER  .    SEEDS.  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE  AND HARDY  I PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern  prices  or less.    Catalogue free.  3010  Westniinstpr  Road, Vancouver.  This  Hotel   has   bedi   completely  renovated.  Board and Lodging J 1.00 per day.  HOTELPRETORIK  JOHN   THA,  Proprietor  Bar  Supplied  with  the  Best    Wines,  Lienors and Cigars. 1st Avenue  :-: Ladysmith B.C.  A icwkodiiisitcs for the. lloi.ss-  ..���������eeper'at this time of the year:  ���������\VaJl paj.er, froinlO cents to $1.00  ,.01- ib 1 to brighten the appearance  of  your  rooms,  A tin of Black Enamel to make  your grates and stoves look hike  naw,   15  cents.  A tin of Varnish Stain to renovate  your furniture for 25 cents; a tin-of  klastic Oak Varnish for your furniture and woodwork, $1,00: a tin of  Oxidized Enamel, '10 cents, for baths  and sinks���������water has no effect on it;  a tin of Granitine Floor Finish, to  save your oilcloths and linoleums  jfiYfiii wearing; a tin of the best ready-mixed paiiif.. ii! Ladysmith, for  J'!,?;'  per gallon.  All advice cheerfully given  at.   the  Pain ling  and   raj.pr-IIap&ing.  'Lads-smith Wall Paper Depot..  HARRY KAY  Are You  Going East  Thea be sure your  tickets read   via  the  Via the peoples' favorite  Geo. Roberts,  *<r  Prop  local agent or write,        .  F. W. PARKER  Northbound  Leave  Overiands  Daily  2  TAKING-  EFFECT'tIIUKSDAY,  APIill.  13,   U03.  Southbound Northbound Sat. Sun. SouGhb'd  Daily Arrive   Leave   ' and Wed. Arrive  A.M.   P. M.  P. M.  Victoria   Shawn igan Lake  Duncans      Ladysinith   ...'.' .  Passengers can leave Victoria daily  at 8 p. in. or 11 p. m..    J-  TlfKETS SOLD TO ALL POINTS  ��������� Shortest route to ' Feinie, B. C,  und  ALL   KOOTENAY  POINTS.  For rates,     folders,     sleeping car.  reservations a"<l  all  information call  on or address  JS. 0. YERKER K. J. RURNS  G.W.P.A., 75 Government st  Seattle. Wash, Victoria. B.C.       0:0012-015 Victoria ..'.   4.80   7.55     10:20 10.1C Shawniqan Lai e .... 5.17  CIS      11:00 10.02l Duncan       5-55 5.55  ..   11:57    9.10  Ladysmith  ....   ._.....   0.45   5.00  Nanaimo      12.40    8.20 Nanaimo   ".....  7.37, 4.15  Ar.  Wellington       12:53Lv 3.00   Ar. Wellington    7.52 ,de 4.00  S.  S.  "JOAN".sails  from' Nanaim,o"for     Vancouver   Daily except Sun-  -day;  at 7.00 a.  m.,     returning sails from Vancouver     for Nanaimo ok ac-  riyal of     C. P. R. train'No.  I or at 1.30 p. m.    ,  Excursion rates in effect to all p oints, good going Saturday and Sunday,  returning not  later  than Monddayi  ..      .        GEO. L. COURTNEY.  Traffic Manager. ,  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R.- Depot "and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. - Rates $2 per  day. Corner Qranville and, Hastings  streets   Telephone, 1���������4..  BARBER    SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  The  KSPLANADK    between the  Grand .and Abbottsford,  William Powkks, Prop.  F. flcB Young  BARRISTOR and  SOLICITOR  NANAliMO, ~       LADYSMITH  BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and   making to order   ���������  speciality. , ,  THOflAS MCISWAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, .B.'C. ���������'  .  W. SILER.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY  WORK PROMPTLY  D'  Leave orders at the Abhotsford.  3  The only line now making UNION  DEPOT connections at ST. PAUL  and MINNEAPOLIS ' with the  through    trains    from    the     Pacific  Qoast.  THE SHORTEST LINE, THE  FINEST TRAINS, THE LQVVEST  RATES,  THE FASTEST TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST:  PAUL,   CHICAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS  CITY, ^  and ALL,POINTS EAST.  For complete information  ash  your  TICKET ^OFFICE  Cor.  Government     and  Yates St?.,  Victoria, B. C-  Trains  Transcontinenta  "     Trains, Daily.  One of which is the famous "North  Coa,st Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued to all paints East ami  South, also Pullman tickets issued  and berths reserved.  Oiily   dircc(,   route   to  Yellowstone  .Park.    Cheap  rates  from all points  Easli from March 1st to May 16th.  Steamship tickets on sale to all  ���������European, points. Very low rates  novy in effect. Cabin accommodation  reserved  by wire.  For further  particulars call  at the  out or phone No. 45G.  A, I)' CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A.,  .V.P.,        General  Agent  "Portland, Ore. Victoria,  13.C  THEJ0NE.S HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Gooff Table, Good Bed and Good Bai  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, -  LADYSMITH  TRANSFER  OF LICENSE.'  JO'I'ICE is hereby given  (hat at the  exj. sitting of   Ihc  Licensing  Court  .i he held at Ladysmith, I intend vt>  a.sply for a transfer1 of  the  retail'liquor  license     now  held by    me    for  (he       premises        Known      as     tho  Healers in   Pianos and  151  Yesler Way.   Saattle.  General   Agent. 'Block 2'J, Lndys  Central     Hotel,      situate on   Lot  4,  Ladysmith, B. C.  Organs ��������� *^:^A^_",1L!!������i  miIh, B.C., from myself to  David   II.  Davies and      from  lhe.sad   Central   to   (yhe  New    V'est-  p n   Hotel,  situate  pn  Lot 5,  Block  ������������������i.  Ladysmilh,  B.  C.  |     THE TYEE^COPPER CO., Ltd.     |  i  I  PURCHASERS AND SMELTEJRS OF COPPER, GOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  I  THOS, KIDDIE.  1  , CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  | General Manager. Smelter Manager, j  UDVSMITH SHAViNft  '    PAYORS  -   .   HIGH STREET.  :���������-:���������: Itcsfc in the City, :������=-:-'"���������������  RATKS J������.op PRR DAY  SWIPES ROOMS  BAR SUPl'MKD WITH BK^T  WIMKd, l.lQUOliS.-CIGARS  Best accomodation in town. -Splendid hunting and fishing in near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  3K  LIVERY, BOARDiiNQ AND  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS WORK  A  SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOH  XPHONE 66 LADYSMITH f  \VM. MUNSIE, President  J.-VV.  COBURN, Man.  Pirector  Telephone^,  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS  AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH���������Shingles a Specialty.   .  ���������"UanufactuterB    of���������  Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned  and   Kiln  Dried  Flooring     and  Finishing    Lumber  in    Stock.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000 Reserve Fund, $3,500,000  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  P. E. WALKER, pepcral Manager ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  BANK MONEY ORDERS  ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES :   ���������  \    $5 and' under.'.. -.. ......    3 cents i  Over $5 and not exceeding $10     6 cents j  "    $io       " " $30......  10 cents  "    $30       " " $50   15 cents .  These Orders are Payable at Par at any office in C   nada of a Chartered Bank  (Yukon excepted), ;i|id ;\i the principal banking- poinli.  [n the United StatM.  HKOOTIAIILB AT A  FIXED  KAT1! A  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERC   , LONDON, ENG.  They form an excellent method of reinittin   small stuns of niou������#]T  .      with safety and at suialJ   :ost.  f.AD^fB'JTH BRANCH  W.  A'.' CORNWALL.  Mauagor.  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLAIR &  ADAM.  All'work'first-class at THE-CHRY  STAL, VICTORIA.  ^adysmith    that  das  on  draught j  J������hnLahatt*s India Pale Ale.   Call  I around and sample it:  JJi  FRANK'  UARDESONO.  Ladysmilh, B.   C, May 2nd,  1905.  I  Best accommodation for transient  and permanent boarders and lodgers.  GRAND    .HOTEL  This new Hotel lias been comfortably furnished and the bar Is up-to-  date. Rates $1.QP a day apd upwards.  -    WM. BEVER-IDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :-: :���������: :���������: i���������: Ladysmltl.  LADYSMITH B -\ KBRY  HOP. LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEA^TLY^  BAKED  AND' FRESH.-.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary of all kinds.  Orders taken for Pastries to be delivered at auy time. ; '  .  'Employment Agency.  J \Y. GRAIN AND  FARMPnfM)Ulf  Orders will be delivered anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's,  on the  Esplanado.  JAS.  WARNOCK. i  A /.--  raafesssasassa^Esskas  ittyfija='J>Aag'Lr-.n  dasg^r-araj^ g���������ia 'tf^.t  gias^^^i;  s^^vT^fT-^aga^^^jy-^a^^aa-iby-:  DAILY LEDGER  There is No Necessity  ���������f sanding away for anything    you may require in  Hardware or Garden Tools  We saa supply your uranti in all seasonable goods such aa Hoes,  Spades, Shorels, Rakes, Lava  Mowers, Poultry netting^ EtcT  Prices Always Right  PITT & PETERSON^  Duncan,    B. C,  DUNCAN  ESTABLISHED 1878  and QUAfllCHAN  Jzoutyalem  'Hotel  DUNCAN  STAGE LEAVES  FOR COWICIIAN  LAKE MONDAY,  WEDNESDAY,  AND FRIDAY.      MOUNT.  SICKER  DAILY.  PRICE BROS.,  Proprietors.  Quamichan Hotel  W.PJAYNES  ���������Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Merchandise���������  AMNTS FOR���������Tke American Cream   Separator Co", Grant, Powder Co.,  ail B. ������. Potttry Company.  Also Manufacturer of all kinds of Feed from Home Grown Products.  ���������o���������  Headquarters   for  Tourists and Com  inercial Men  ���������0-  Dredging in the rivers of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting the Yukon  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of five miles each for  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 marie, and subject  to the rights of all persons who have  or who may .receive,  entries for bar'  diggings or bench claims, except on  the Saskatchewan  River,   where  the  lessee may drcgde to high water mark  on each alternate leasehold.  The lessee shall have a dredge in  operation within one season from the'  date of the lease for each five miles  but where a person  or company   has  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 2* per  cent  collected on  the  output after it   exceeds $10,000.  Dicdgfng in the Yukon Territory-  Six leases of five miles each may be  granted to a free miner for a term 0f  twenty years, also renewable.  The l-ssec-s right is confined to the  submerged bed or bars in the river  below low water mark, that boundary to ba fixed by its position on the  Istdayof August in the year of the  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from the  date of the lease, and one dredge for  each five miles within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile for  first year     and     $10 per     mile for  ESCAPED DEATH  BY A1MIRACLE  ns"bss���������'*���������������?��������� ���������">""��������� ������ki  Keast's livery 6:  Freighting Stables  -H. Keast, Proprietor  Stage leaves Mouat Sicker at   7 a.m.,  at 13:80 p.m., daily, except     Sundays.  returning, leaves   Duncan  (Specials at short notice.)  X .X   DUNCAN,   R   C.   X   X  BOATS ON SOMENOS LAKE.  Splendid Fishing, Telephone connection.  FRANK CONRUYT, Prop. ���������  Duncans Station.  AN f ASTER OPf NING~  mors  NEW  W STORE  OPENED AT DUNCAN       ���������.  Newest creations  in Millinery. Up- w'nJ'S! (eet &ltoB^ih^. on the outs'  to-date Hats   Made and Trimmed ������ chlen   tht JZ T^ "f      te  cnargen, the rest of the party ordin-  as placer mining.  Placer Mining in the Yukon Territory-Creek,     gulch,   river and hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet    in  ength. measured on the base line or  general direction of the creek 0r gulch  .the width being from 1,000 to 2,000  IS?"/11 otber p,acer c,ailJls shall be  1250 feet square.  Claims are marked vbt 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.  The person or company staking a  claim must hald a free miner's certificate.  The discoverer of a new mine is en  Ulown   by     a premature  explosion  rom     bis    hold     0ll tt b,IcJlCt bejjlg  hoisted iroui     a depth of nearlv 700  feet in the   Marble    Oay mine shall  dropped twenty feet among a nest of  "exploded     charges in which the lu-  *es   were rapidly     spluttering to  do  their deadly.   work| and vcl escaping  f alive by a     miraculous arcident, was  the remarkable     experience  of John  Uiiy Monday morning.  Guy, who is a    miner employed at  the Maible Bay mines, 'fexada Island  is now in St.    Paul's hospital undergoing treatment   He reached the city  on the steamer (Jhehalis, which made  a special run   lo port on account of  his case.   Guy's   aitending physician  -slates that, he will be as well 'as ever in a few days.  Guy    descended     the    Marble Bay  shall   to fire eight   holes.   The shaft  | is-being put down     i��������� (1���������ler to open  up another level.   In sinking 8i,alls H  is the practice     to drop an iron ladder, known as    a chgin ladder, from  the end of    the permanent ladder way  to tho    bottom of     the shaft.   'J his  chain ladder is     a flexible aftair, anil  when charges     arc to be Cnvl, it is  ���������Marble     Bay chain ladder is bet-ween  pulled  up out of    barm's  way.   The  20 and 30 feet     long. - This time the  ladder was     Pi,]|ei, UJ) by Jncans of a  rope and     Guy   was lowered by the  hoisting bucket to the bottom of I he  Union  Brewing Co  NANAIMO,   B. C.  flanufacturers of the  "ft  ���������-R  ���������'#  in  n  ��������� r>i  k  ; .re  - p-  , D I" British Columbia  Lager Beer and Porter Guaranteed  Brewed'  from the Best Canadian Malt Run Hops  *****W?������?������*WWWl +*w?i$w$  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made to order and Repaired at short  nolice.    Drill Sharpened by us always gives satisfaction.  Picks handl ed and repaired. ' *  Stiipsrriitriing    in aJ*     its   Btanhes.  Horseshoers and Genera! Biacksmitfts.  David Murray  Buller Street Udyamith.B   C  to fire the holes  When the eight     pieces of fuse had  been lighted,     Guy clambered on the  bucket and hanging on with one hand  he signal^ to    the surface to hoist  Up the. bucket    started, but when it  was 20 feet    from the bottom a terrific  explosion      occurred.   Guy   was  blown from the     bucket.   He fell to  the bottom of the shaft, and, strange  to say, he was   uninjured by contact  with the hard rock, although hei dropped 20 feet. "  All around the miner fuses were  spitting and sizzling, and for him it  was a moment of the kind which  turns mens hair grey. All unconscious  of  untoward  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  BUT ARE  THE BEST MEATS  ALWAYS ON THE LO OK OUT J-OR  IN THE MARK ETS.  WE  ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE PROM EAST OP THE RO  OKIES, YOU WILL .GET THE BE ST W YOU BUY FROM US.' "  PANNELL   &   PLASEKTT  ; -"!  ::n  sTFVENS BLOCK,  OAT/.cR������  S.'KF.iT,  -ADYSriITH, B ^  ~  LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. x ,  ROBT. GRASSIE & SON  GENERAL BLACKSMITHS  Order at Shortest Possible Notice  FLOWERS,     FOILAGE.   All    Ladies'   cordia.llj      invited    to inspect  occurrence, the  titled    to    ariaim   "������7"7 n'nT, ** c?" i hoist/inS engineer on the surfaceavas  length    and  if the n������;     '       ���������*?* * I rapid,y wind,nS ������P     ������* bucket, and  length,  and  if the party consists of i it could never     reach Guy before the  remaining charges exploded and scattered him in   minute particles, about  PIANOS,    ORGANS'AND HOUSEHOLD     FURNITURE MOV-  ������>D PROMPTLY A   NL>  SAFELY.  Stables in the rear of the Ladysmith hotel.  Abbots ford.  Leave orders at   the  AN IDEAL TOUF 1ST AND  HEALTH RESORT  HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY  STATION STREET,  &i  DUNCAN, B. C.  DUNCAN   uvfA\Vnd STABLES  S. J. Hagan, Manager  ���������f . Freighting a Specialty   ������f  PRICES HODERATE  FJJWF-OLASS   TURNOUTS     OF    RIGS,    HARNESS,   HORSES.  JMSIUlUUj  Tourists  and  sportsmen  making this~ hotel  their headquarters will appreciate the excellent cuisine and service.  .Electric light is fitted through  out. There is a good supply  of .water.     No mosquitos!  SHAWNIGAN LAKE .B. C.  Yeur patroaafe solicited  DTJNC AN.J   B. C.  Telephone in  Connection.  R. B. ANDERSON  HIGH GRADE BICYCLES  BICYCLE AND GUN  REPAIRING.    ACETYLENE GAS  FIXTURES AND GENERAL METAL WORKING  KiwiiMl, WATGHBB, CLOCKS and JEWELRY REPAIRED.  SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED.  Od4follows Bloak    -,    ���������    ^-      _    ���������    _    _     ��������� Duncanv, B.C.,  WHITT0ME  FpR BISPQSAL OF MINERALS.  ON DOMINION  LANDS IN MANITOBA THE NORTHWEST  TERi  RITORIES     AND    THE  YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at $10 per acre for soft coal and $20  for anthracite.   Not more than  320  acres can be acquired by one individual or company. Royalty at the rate  of ten ctt���������ts    per tM of 2)000 pound," addr������������a1TraU^U"^ ������^3T  shall be collected on the g.qss   put- 'ditional  ten miles  ol^ fractio^    The"  obtain entry for a mining location.  A free nn^ei '& certificate is granted  for one or more years, not exceeding  five years, upon payment in advancs  $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  aanie with two legal posts, tearing  location notices, one at each end on  the line of the lode or vein.  The claim shall be recorded within  fifteen     days if located within    ten  miles of a mining recorder's office, one  Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  and over and joint stock companies  holding free, miners' certificates may  fee for recording a claim is $5  At     least  $100 must be expended   ZTdZTooTl ������/ T' ^ D������  claim     each year or iaid +n  2 ��������� i   fl, ffet" 'Where steam P0^-  L  I      f er 1S used> claims 200 feet wide mav  in  heu   thereof   i^.������k+���������i_���������j cu wlue may  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with  other requirements, purchase the land  at $1.00 an acre.  Permission may be granted by the  Minister  of     the Interior to  locate  claims containing iron and mica, also  copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  area not exceeding 160 acres.  The patent for a mining location  shall provide for the payment of a  Royalty of 2* per cent, of the sales  of the products of the location.  Placer Mining-Manitoba and the  N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Territory-Placer mining claims generally  are 100 ft. square, entry fec$5, renewable yearly. On the North Saskat  '.hewan River claims are either bar  or bench, the former being 100 feet  long and extending between high and  low water mark. The latter includes  bar diggings, but extends back to the  base of the hill or bank, but not   ex-  ary claims only  Entry fee, $10.   Koyalty at ������ie rate  of two and one-half per cent, on,the  alue of the gold shipped from    the  JTukon Territory to bo paid to    the  Comptroller.  'No free miner shall receive a grant  of more than one mining claim     on  eaeh separate. river, creek or gulch,  but the same miner may hold     any  number of claims by purchase,     anil  free miners may work their claims in,  partnership by filing notice and paying a fee of $2.00.   A claim may   be  abandoned and another obtained    on  the same creek, gulch or river by giving notice and paying a fee.  Work must be done-on a claim each  year to the v^lue of at least $200.  A certificate that work has      been  done must be oM&ined' each year;    if  not, the claim ,1*11 be deemed to  be  abandoned, and    open  to occupation  and entry by a Tree miner.  The boundaries of a claim may   be  defined absolutely by having a survey  made and publishing notices in   the  Yukon official Gazette.  Petroleum���������All  unappropriated  Dominion lauds in Manitoba, -the Northwest Territories, and within the Yukon Territory, are open to prospecting for petroleum, and the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company having machinery on the  land  lo be prospected, an area of 1920 acres for such period as he may decide.  the length of width shall not exceet  throe times the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactor-  ly 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 reserved  namely, 1,280 acres will be sold  at the rale of three ��������� dollars an  acre, subject to royalty at such rate  as may be specified by order-in-coun-  the     walls    and    sides of the siiaft.  _ Guy's wits gathered     the imminent  ! peril as soon as he struck the bottom  of the shaft.  Almost co-incident' with   Guy's descent among the threatingly burning  fuses and dynamite charges there was  a rattling against the footwall,of tho  shaft, which, to Mian's piacticed ears  meant     salvation if   he)    could only  I a\ail' himself of the oppoitunity.  The chain  ladder had dropped!  As if    by ;l-    miracle the explosion  which had  blown    Guy riom  the ascending     bucket had also lorn asunder  the rope     which held  the chain  ladder abo\c his head.  Grabbing the ladder ������ud mentally  uttering a prayer for a few minutes  delay on the part of the dynamite,  Guy swarmeo up the chains. His life  was the prbe which lay <l the other  end of that ladder and it was a race  between himsclt and the dynamite.  Ninety-bwo feet lay between the  climbing man and safety.  He made -it one second before the  explosion of seven holes below him  occuircd. Utterly exhausted by ihe  physical and mental strain which he  had undergone, Guy was found by fel-  *^l^.. WILLIAMS AMD WASKE."  *  *  +  SAIMITAS  y.i3  '/--.-'ill  ���������- ."-Vll  .- "-'i'il  o THE NEW  SANITARY  wall  COVERING  tor Hath Room?, Pantries, Kitchen   pfn    n      ���������  which can be nuf on ni.��������� HU1L,1> etc.   H     1S an enamelled cloth  ������... .-..*.", S^K-10'i*x,"' ~ m������a������te  finches wide. 4������a yard! borde, ������in. wlde ���������.  ABOUT WALL PAPERS  MAY WE    SEND YOU SAMPLES  OF  OUR  WALLPAPERS?  low miners    lying    in a heap on the  cil  JAS.  A.   SMART.  Deputy  Minister of  tho Interior.  Department of the Interior, ^  "GflLEDONLAN"  Leads Them    All  IN QUALITY  deepest level. His legs were badly  lasccraied and filled with rock from  the charge which had prematurely exploded, but otherwise he was m  good shape. ...  Mr.  Alexander  Grant,  superintendent of   the     Marble Bay mines, put  Guy on  board     the steamer L'hehalis  which   happened  to     be at ."hand anu  came  to  this     city  with  the nijureu  man.   Mis escape from death is looked upon as marvellous by miners and  men who know from experience what  Ihe chances against   him  were.   Had  the rope which held the chain ladder  not  broken,      Guy  would   have been  blown to atoms.  \\ I l.L K l'. KIJ     I-Fl-:i{ WELL.  The frown Prince 1-redericK is  itn-  proiiably     reported to ha\c hit on a  highly Teutonic, and original  present  for (us     betrothed..   He has sent to  the lady his     i'avoirie chef, in order  that her tastes in respect of cooking  may be carefully studied.   Jie  wishes  to provide, after   marriage, such eu-  tertain^nent   ' as     will not1   give the  Duchess Cecilia the sligest reason for  regretting the step which she intends  to take.    There used to be a proverb  iWhich admonished     young ladies,  to  the end that their marriage might he  happy,  to "feed the     prutc",  but in  this case it seems     that the proverb  is reversed.  PRICED    FROM     in   CENTS   PER  DOUBLE    ROLL'.  THEY WILL  PLEASE   YOU.  To Make Hard Tidies  Good  and Guod.l'imea    Better  Buy Your Meats From  h. & w. mmmtr  NEXT DOOR TO THOMSON'S HAKDWWARE STORE  WE- CAN SATISFY YOU  TRANSFER OP LICENSE.  -:o:-  R.P. RITHET,  on the   claim  & Co., Ltd.  Pacific Coas  England's future King, Prince Edward of Wales, now eleven years of  age, posstssis-a child's habit of saying the une.\; i-.ied thing. When visiting King Edward Ihe other day,  the King asi.cd him what he was  studying, and the little prince said,  "All  about  NOTICE is hereby given that at the  next sitting of the Licensing Court  lo be held at Ladysmith, I intend To  'ipply for a transfer.of the retail liquor license now held by me  for the premises known as the  Kings Hotel situate -on Lot 1, Block-  97, Ladysmith, B. C, from myself  to Palmyr Tassin.  WILLIAM JOSEPH.  By his duly authorized agent,  HENRY  REIFEL.  Ladysmith, B.  C, May 2nd,  1905.  H. O. MILES  Contractor  and Builder  REPAIRING  of  all  kinds  promptly  'attended to.    Shop on Gataare    at,  Perkin   WlarSieck."   Ask-  Ao-cncy ' Cd  who Warbpck  was> the Prince re- |   Ladysmith   Temple No. 5 Rathbone  VICTORIA &       ' Plie'''    ,"1!?:    l,lctcntlwl l!c was  the j Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's hall  VICTORIA, :-��������� :-: ;_: :_: :_,B.a son of the King,     but he wasn't, he   !3nrt  Qtl,   ...   m     J haI1  ��������� 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7.30 p. m.  i 31  m*  Solfcitor,  Etc.  was' the son of respectable parents."  I Mrs. Kate Tate, secretary,  y  i st Avenue  -LADYSMITIi Dltt,'     L^OX*  LOCAL ITEMS  HORN���������To the wife of Mr^Frank  L. Reynolds, Methuen street, Ladysmith, IS. C, a son.  *;   nv  .u^K-^-^i-^-^K-jK-Hc-JK-    Vales, 1>.   Stephenson,  A.  M   man,   F.   C.   Stearman,  C  SPORTS  ,���������������        \*'        *���������'���������*        M^       Ii.''  f  ���������SU  BORN���������On  Sunday   morning to    Mr.  and Mrs. Fred Grehes, a son.  Mayor Coburn went down to ''ic-  ttii'ia   this  morning.  Mr. C Wallers returned from ,:a.  naiino   tins  morning.  Mr. ana Mrs. J. Muir went up to  Nanaimo   at  noon   today.  Mayor Plan fa, of Nanaimo, was in  this  city  on business   this morning.  Rev. Father Vi-rbvkc vent ('own  the  line  on the   morning   .lain.  Rov. R. J. Bo wen, was :i \ .'enger  on the'nine o'clock train for the capital.  Air. A. C Stewart, Sell >ol j!<s:u-  lor, left this morning for I' n ���������;.!.: .  to   inspect,   the   school   of   nat  place.  The management of the Ladysnviil.  Lumber Company arc making arrangements to-have their shingle mills  (.-(Jiiieeteil wilh Hie managers'ollit.  in- U'le.pJione.;- The line, it is under-  -s'lood, will be constructed without  delay.  The McKcnzic Marge was launche.'.  last Sunday evening and is expecte.  into Lad\ smith soon. This barge,  which takes the place of the Georgian, lately'wrecked, carries 15 cars 01  its'decks, it wil.l run between this  port and  Union.  Sheriff  Drake, of  Nanaimo, was   i  town  this  morning.    While here     h  gj\c  Constable   I fan nay   full  instu.i  tions as  lo his duties as  bailiff     01  iJie. dislntt.    The sherili  rcturur-d  01.  the noon  train   to   Nanaimo. (!<  S.U'REI) CANTATA.  The Chuiili of      England choir aiJ-  preparing     a saered     cantata whic.  ���������will he given    in the church buiklin,  in the near     future.   The cantata   1  entitled.   "The  Choicest  Gilt,".   'II  members     of the     choir are workii  hard     under     the     direction of -Ai:  fiould and the    practices are said t  te going mi very satisfactorily.  NOTICE  TO  TAXPAYKRS.  flfsidenls  whose  taxes  are due  notified  that the  1st of  June is  last   day  upon   which  they   will  gianted  rebate on   thoir   taxcs.  ���������   ui   (hat date one-sixth    of the  omit due, from  them,  is  refunded,  is cerlainlv   lo the interests of  BASEBALL.  The first baseball match played  here Vlis season, will come ofl on  Bunker Giouncls on the afternoon of  May 11th, when the iee.'il team vull  meet the boys of Chemainus. The  match ill stait at 2 o'clock sharp,  and fctfing the first f \<' present season, wili, no doubt, . act ahu^e  crowd.  'Ih.' secretary of the local club re-  que.sls the members to turn out tonight to complete the clay diamond.  On tiie remaining nights before^ the  11th  inst.,  full  practice  will   beheld  The line-up for the coming nai^i  will be published in these columns  lalei   in   the  week.  CHALLENGE  ACCEPTED.  The Colonist published the following letter from W. II. Shewan which  explains   itself:  "1 would like to publish IhroiLih  \o-ir paper an acceptance in behalf  of Bert Clark of the challenge issued by George llaiumy for W. Sli p-  herd, of Ladysinith, to meet in a  :20-round contest.  W.      liow-  R.   Heat-  lie,  M. Bate, jr.,     W. Humming, G.  L.   Schetky,  W.   Wilson.  Lav  delegates   to  Synod���������W.   Kirk-  bam,'G. L. Schetky, E. M. Yarwood.  M.   Bale.  Itsi,cls_j3.   Stephenson,   Fred   Row-  bottom,  W.   Akenhcad.  Henry Wilson and others have     a  libel in the     United States Distiict  court   against  the   American  steamship .Meteor for $31,000 damages. Tho  libel  alleges that on Thursday     last  die Mekor ran into and .sank       the  .schooner A.  B. -Johnson in San Fran-  ..isco bay.    The schooner is valued at.  ,25,000,  the damage to her cargo of  lumber is estimated at  W.OOO,     and  lor other damages and earning capa-  c (y  while being  rehabilitated   $3,000  is claimed.  THE GOLF CHAMPION.  New York, May 10.���������Willie Anrier-  si.n, three limes open golf Chim-  pioji of the United. States, and \\v>  present western champion, will sail  from   New      York, on   Saturday     to !  A   DRUNKEN SAILOR.  Officer Ilannay asks The Ledger  I lo stale that while therr were calls  ' lor him by telephone yesterday to  look after the drunken sailor,-he was  at his office at the time at the city  hull. There .seems to be some unfortunate conditions whereby the central  from New York, on Saturday '0'0,r,ce faill.(i 1o 1U)tifv him promptly,  compete, iir the open cliampionsliip of ,^ rcsulls WC1C Hiat.'it>as nca,ly  (f real'Britain if Si. Andrew.^ S("><-      -     ..        -     >������������������'������������������  ^ivw|J word lha(  lanh,'  June 8 and  9.  REACHED   VLAD1VOSTOCK.  London,   May   10.���������A  despatch     to  the      Exchange  Telegraph  Company,  from St. I^tershurg says it is rep.irt  ed   there     .that  the Russian  cruisers  an hour before-he received word that  he was wanted. The drunken sailor  was tal.tn aboard iho Tricolor b\  him after the la.dks living on the  Esplanade declined to prosecute him.  The' captain of the ship promptly put  t! e     man   in  irons.    No  particular  No Seam,   loose  in stitch, the kind I ��������� ^ a. t  S   affrays  that don't shrink  in the wash. All  sizes.  ac 'MR  DRYSDAtE-STEVEN  Co.  %m  ii  i������������������,    iifinntrinff    -o   damage wis done by the sailor,  but  ������"h'rv5������jSwftw������  i,- .J* b..������l. a 1I.O.W. ..U������.  ���������    Vi������      Admiral       RojesUc-y'H   *������������������" ������������*> ?>*>������"^:S������Z.!TZ  squadron,   have eluded   the  Japanese  warships and reached   Vl.idivosire1;  I ax payers  lo settle  up on  June  1st.  ! i  !���������!!-  am-  lt  tire  oi    before  G EKMANY   SYMPATHIZES.  Berlin, May 9.���������The German  newspapers     condole with Great  Britain  on  the uncomfortable  position     she  has been placed in iu connection .vil'i  ������������������ioth Japan and France by the action  of Admiral Rojcstvensky.    It  isniMi-  (i-  difficult  to  restrain   the satisfaction  felt in Germany   over  this cli-ck  to   the  understanding   between  Great  Britain  and   France  which  has  be211  ���������he subject 'of  much   thought on tIn-  art   of  the government  h-re.     (ler-  ���������nany's  own  course with  respect  to  Rojcstvensky      should      h.- put into  "singtiu (Shan Tung' peninsula) will,  ���������i   is  said,   be strictly  in  accordance  %ith  the 2-t-hour rule which will   be  enforced      as   in   previous   instances  Just look in at Knight's window  and sec the. new souvenir goods just  in. New Post, cards, books of views,  leather post-cards and a number of  other  .souvenir  goods   of   Ladysmith. i|y  approved  NANAIMO.  Nanaimo, May 10.���������At a huge and  completely harmonious meeting of  t lie congregation- of SI..Panr.s  church, held in the Institute "'.hill  last night, plans and specifications  for a new church were presented 1 \  tho church committee and uiun'nmus  by    the  congregation.  Don't  forget  Knight's Bookstore has  them for sale.  >  AT THE ABBOTSFORf).  F. J.  Steplnn,  Vancouver.  . S.  Goldsmith, San  Francisco.  .1. A.  Muiphy, Vancoiner.  A.   E   Smith, Victoria.  G. II.  II. Gennett. Victoria.  PUBLIC   WHARF.  Mr.   D.  Thomas,   building  superintendent     of  the  government wharf,  stated      that ...he hoped  to have the  same^ completed by Monday next. Tho  timber: work   will   be  finished  tomorrow.   The work, Mr. Thomas said, is  going very smoothly and  satisfactorily.  RETURNED TO OTTAWA.  London, Out., May 10.���������Hon. Chas.  S. flyman, returned to Ottawa last  night. Before le.avin ���������;, he said he  had not been offered ;l portfolio by  the Go.vcrnnicnl, but if he should  decide and accept, he. would run in  I.oiiili n,   ;iikI   nowhere  else.  TO   AMALGAMATE.  Halifax, May UK���������The .shareholders  in lite Peoples' Bank of Halifax,  have practically unanimously adopted .a resolution to amalgamate with  the Bank of Montreal.          o  Quel.ee, May Ml.���������The. post-ollice  authorilies are iine-.tiyafing the disappearance of thirty-four registered  letters from IC.e mail hag from River PcnL'cost, ah n; the north shove  of the 'St. Lawr:-nce. The letters  coiil'. inc:l scftli-mnits from north  .shore merchants for Quebec and Montreal shippers.  This move definitely commits the  congregation lo the construction of  the church, which will be on the site  of the present one and will commence  as so0n.-as possible. A building.fiin-  mittee will be appointed by the  church committee this week and work)  will be procetded with at once. During the construction of the tcw building the usua0 church services will be  held  in  the  Institute  Hall.  The- meeting  last evening  was presided     over  by'the      Rev.   A.   Silva-  the proprietoress turned   the hose on  (he  man and vwhen he tried  to  take  ii away, another woman knocked him  o.-er  like a shot.    Thj general   opinion  is that such a man  should     be  hauled up and fined     or imprisoned,  and  not   allowed   to  escape,   In  this  particular case, as no one would pro-  ',i-ci'te,  it  may have been  the  right  hffig  to  do,  but  will   not do  ordi- ,  narily.  WORKMAN AND  BARONET  Fiction cannot, of course, hold a  ���������audio to fact. Sir George Augustus Jervis Meredith, baronet, cab-  driver of Hobart Town and follower  if many other trades, has arrived  in London on his way to Ireland,  lo take posession. of the estates' of  his ancestors. On the death of the  Lite Sir Edwaid Meredith, last October the present Sir George, after  nearly 73 years of globe trotting,  and rough living, succeeded to 'he  title and the family seat, The foiling attached to i-lie title is rot a  great one, but the farms'and tenancies ate said to be worth about  i; 0) per annum. The baronet is a  little man with 0 thin, clean-shaven  face, and a nervous manner. Jlis voyage to England on the stcSfniship Cr-  tona was a honeymoon trip, for the  day before the boat left MeH:������urne  he married his second wife, who is  very much younger than himself.  His' arrival at St. Pancras was a  pathetic  sight.     He  stood   on     the  the  pioceeds  of the  eslute  Sir   George's   ��������� story is unusual  in  1 he  1 anls   of   the' haidnetage.       For  three   yeais   he   worked as   a   '   t:."C-  maker,  and  sawd  enough    .loney    to  pay  his      passage to   Hobart   'I own,  vheie   Ins  cousin  was  a well    -.'���������lown  met chant.    When  he  arrived  his  cot.-  <?iii had gone to  California  and  Geo. 1  was'penniless,    lie worked his     pas-'  sage back to London  in ,Uie  mio that  brought him over as a pa,s -lider. He,  picked up a precarious living in  I ��������� n-"  don for a year,  and  then work -1   his  passage  to -Australin,  and   wjiil     to"  the   gold     fields.    Fortune,    low-'",  did not smile on him, ands  u; , a ���������'.-,'  t<]  more  experience  than  mency.    He  went  again      to Hobart  Town,      und.  spent a  dozen  years  in a wool-pr.-SM-  ing linn.    There he learned  how,    in  those days,    blocks of stone, logs of,  wood,  and     curcases     of slice])  were,  packed   in  the  bales,   and  sold    -.villi  t'he wool at  a shilling a 'pound,    -le  then  went   to sea again,  and   served  four years  belorc      the mast.   After  th.it  he hpeni   fourteen years in    the  t police force,  and had  several  that  nearly   lost   him his   Mfe  "A   broken  beer      bottle did   that,"  said Sir   George,   showing   a   scar on  his  right   temple,   "and   a   boot    did  that,"   he   added,   revealing    another  Real   mi the other  temple.     He saved  (iioiiuh money .as a policeman to nuy  a cab,   whTcli he drove in  the streets  of  Hobart.   lie   ii\c\l  in  the suburbs  of   Uu:      town      in  a wooden   house,  which he built  entirely  wilh his own  hands'      "I   have   got  my Living     in  twenty   different    ways,"      concluded  the baronet,  "but   it has always uccn  my ,worl"- Now,   I am   going   to live  live  wilhoul. working,  and   I  think I  dtsi-ivc it."   -Sir Ge-oroc,  whose title  is recognized' in   (he current  issue of  Burke's  Peciage,  was born in    Stepney'on   Dec.   II,   !'S32, and  was     ihc  son of Major C.   B.  Meredith, of   the  Royal' Marines.      He   had   two sons'"  and, Uirre   daughters.    The  name    of  the estate to  which  ho is entitled is  described     bv Burke as  "Grecn'iills,  Co. Kihlarc." '  '  44  DECKAJULIE"  fs  familiar to all Tea drinkers in th is district as the name of THE FTN  EST TEA  ON THE MARKET. '..  We have lately rerx-ived 5,000 pmin ds  of the New Season's Tea,    dire-tt  from   "Dcckajulie  Gardens,"   Tev.pur,    Assam.,  Price f>0c per lb.;   5 .lbs for $2.2").  W. T. HEDDLE   CO.  Williams' Block  Ladysmith  White, and in addition to the business of the new. building, I he usual  annual reports . were presented, showing the congregation in an unusually  flourishing condition, and the following church officers and committees  1 were elected:  Vestry Clerk���������T. W. Jones.  Church Wardens���������W. Kirkham, Rector's Warden; E. M. Yarwood, People's Warden.  Commit tec���������W.  T.  Heddle,   Captain  ParticularGrocers.  Telephone  i  BOOTBLACK  MONOPOLY  FIRST AVE.  ROBERTS   ������T  ____|^������������������ ���������i���������������������������!��������� M1W IIIHIIW^WMi  TENDERS.  TENDERS   will   be received  up     to  and including May 13th at 81 i Yates  street,  Victoria,'. .B.C.-.,  Tor   painting  Chemainus   General   Hospital.   Plans  and specifications  may be seen     at  the. hospital, Chemainus.  Wm. LANG,  Contractor,  Victoria, B.C.  Ladysmith M Mm  it  HAVE YOU SEEN  Those Starts, Nobby Ties and Fancy Vests?  Up to the Minute in Style and Coloring.  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C  WILLIAMS   BLOCK.     t-  _   _   _ TELEPHONE  G-7  platform surrcmiwlcd by. a ���������������������������inipart  of luggage, and (laved by the bis/  scene around him. , He turned a look  of comradeship' on a cabman who  hiih'd him, but was too excited to  reply. "Don't leave go of me," lie  whispered to his bride, as he clung  to her arm, "I am sojitupid." But  Lady Meredith had never before seen  a bigger place than Hobart Town,  awl whs more ^ost than her husband.  Eew of the onlookers who saw the.  little old man, and the swect-faceil  woman to ������vhom he clung, sitting pathetically amid the chaos of hggage  guessed that they were a real baro'  net and his lady. '-'Not a, penny  have I ever had that I did not earn  myself," said Sir .George to a press  representative, when be was eonforta  bly installed at his ho*������2l'in tie evening. "1 have had nothing from the  estate yet, which accoun for my wife  and myself being .steerage passengers.  I am goin;r lo Ireland now to ::lnim  and live upon my inheritance. My  title ton, it is'acknowledged, but  there will possibly be some 'iligation with reference- to a ppriion   of  Launch and Pleasure Boats of all  descriptions for Hire. Boats built,  to order and Repaired. Spoon -oars a  Speciality.  HARRUP  AND  HAYEDM.  BOAT      BUILDERS.  A prominent business man in Seattle who believes there is a,fortune  111 the humble business of shining  s-.ioes, is planning to appear before  the corporalioi.s committee, nc-Nt  Wednesday and ask an exclusive,franchise giving him tho sole right to op-  I'lalcshoc black stands on the streets  alicjs, in area ways and all'public  places over which the city has charge  in other words, he wants the monopo  y on llie.-ihoe polishing business,  and proposes to ask the city council  to'sanction his ambition.  When the matter comes "up ,for consideration before the city fathers,-  thf-rc. will likely be considerable excitement in hootbhick circles, for it  is e\'pccteii that the Italian and colored bootblac's now operating in-  numer'ahle stanl* throughout the city  will be 0111 in f>:i- e (.0 fight the embryo  monopoly.  'ihj busim s man who is-back -of  the scheme.assci ts lhat lie'means bu-  siiie.-s.s and wili go into the "���������shoe, shining industry on a scale such as >lc-  altle people have never dreamed 01 ii  the city wjil only ,m,i\c him an c.xclu-  Ki\e franchise. lie claims llnat his  scheme is not a new one, but that w  ia������ been tried in Eastern cities and  found tube \ery successful. He  claims that in Omaha the,monopoly  iias built up. a bus-iiicss of largepro-  poitions, and that the scheme has-  liroved  thoroughly satisfactory.  The promoter of the new monopoly  it is understood, .proposes to establish saining stanhs at; every convenient location available, operate the  business on the same business principles that any other big busiiu-.'s  would bo operated, a,nd show the  people of the city how, shoe shining  can be done by a-trust.  If the franchise is granted, the independent bootblacks, from the''Hal.'  ian proprietor of a pretentious str.nd  down to the barei'ool ureiiin who c-ar-  , his box and outfit on his shoulder, will lie put out i.'f-l.i.siness on  the public streets and all public  places over which the city has con.:  trol, and if is expected that Ihcse  people will declare war the moment  ihc intended monopoly presents its  pel il ion   for n franchise.  jgnHKF'j5^>.!?rag?OTgB^^  Wins the  m tn  th  is  rill mM\  i  maBm������msm������&������m  COW  V*KLr%  a.  (TJSS-^*  > 5*~\     ���������������.  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd.  GATACRE ST.  jjgjOMH  ���������riVTr  LADYSMITH ,  -4  ���������ft  W. G. Fraser  MerchantTailor,  (1st Avenue) v  Spring Stock on hand, Call early and  get your choice.  4  s.  means  SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT  Our 'Spring  Stock  has  just arrived,   and   now  is  a q0o<1   time to    paint.  Covers  more and' lasts  longer  thananv-other Paint on the market.  LADYSMITH HARDWARE CO., Ltd  J  Dunn  any  MHRCHANT TAILORS  '���������     NEW    SPRING   AND   SUMMER' GOODS .1UST AK11IVED.  Chail.s I)-1111.  of the above firm, v isils Ladysmith every Sunday for the  purpose of  taking measurements  and     seeing customcis    personally,  be seen at the Hotels.     We guarantee all  stock and a perfect  lowest, possible rates.   Suits from      $15.00 up.   Pants from $1.00 up.  All  Hand-made. A ���������  May  fit at   the  ^���������1  REAL ESTA i  hlPE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANv E  r.L.  iHKEDS,   WILLS,  MORTG ACIES,   C ONTRACTS  DRA \VN.  COLL-K C1ED  YND   AGREEMENTS  '   Si  JOHN STEWART'  .CONVEYANCING  P. O. Box 26S  NOTARY   rui;!.lC.  BARGAINS     I  f  In AILXI*TES [  OFGOODSCAR*  ���������   EIEDBY.US  WATCHES, CLOCKS. BINGS, JEWJELEIY,S3L '.  VERWARE. F A NCY GOODS .OF AX. 3l KINS S .  B.FQRCriWnER  VVATCHAIAKER,   JEWELER,   OPTICIAN  First Avenue,    A). X   2C      Ladysmith,   B. C  Dr,R,B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All work guaranteed, and at reason  able rates.  High St.  Ladysmith  Fresh  (CHOCOLAETS  m\ d Una till  OPEN AT ALL HOURS.  1st   \venue,   --1 Lad/smith

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