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 /  Jf 4  V   , ..A  /���������  y  "**!5*(������tt-^.  ^  I DUNCANS. &      I  /���������/  &���������  *  LADSYttlTH  4>.;.<^i.^.f^.^$^*>4������$-$~^X'<H*''-^^ ���������  Daily  ";" T'fctoYSMITH,   ' I  */8cfs   ^& DUNCANS I  S^ ft 14Vj%������hH-H A*A*A*+%A*+*<rirA*A%%*A*  VOL. 2,  TUESDAY, MAY 23, J 905  PBJCE FIVE CENTS  ;:*KT"^r5������jj*������Mfifl!i,  CITY MAGISTRATE  QUESTION AGAIN  The Council Find Great Difficulty in Getting Government to  Appoint Manito the Position  Alderman Bryden is  Appointed  Chairman of the Street  Committee  MILLIONSOF TONS OF flOCff JiAI������flfCM, DANEANDGER-  AND EARTH fill   ' MAN ALREADY THERE  Causing   Arizona   Copper Commisioner Cook Takes  Britishers to Task on Siberia Trade Question  Says They Are Allowing  Other Nations to Elbow  Them out of Market  At the meeting of the City Council arrangement could he made with Mr.  last evening the Mayor stated that. Yarwood, it would still ic.st with  lie had had a conversation over the the government whether or ��������� ot he re-  telephone- with the Attorney-General ceived the appointment. / Idetniah'  on the police, magistrate question, i Nicholson seconded I Alderman Bever-'  The Attorney-General had" told him idge's motion and the s-ame was cpr-  as usual that t/he    matter was being ried.  considered.. His Worship- - stated  that it would be necessary to pay a  magistrate for his services if- one was  Mines to Cease  Work  Thre Hundred Miners Get  Alarm and Escape  Uninjured  (Associated Presa Despatches.)  Prcscott, Ariz., May 23.���������Millions  of tons of rock and earth caved in  yesterday in Senator Clarice's United Verde copper mine at Jerome, Arizona. The ground dropping over the  surface to the 700-foot level.  Craoking  timbers  gave   the  alarm  and  three  hundred  miners fled,     escaping uninjured.  The hoisting works  which are over the mine, have settled and lhe machinery cai not lie worli  EXPRESS COMPANIES WILL  NOT YIELD  They Make Emphatic State  ment and Hope for  Peace is Small  WAITING FOR A  DEAD MAMS SHOES  (Associated Press Despatches.)  London, May 23.���������The' Board of  Trade today issued an exhaustive report made by special Commissioner  II. Cook, on the trade of Siberia in  which British traders are again taken to task for allowing other .nationalities to elbow them.out of a promising market. "The Amjerican, Dane  and German," writes Mr. Cook, '''arc  already there and have captured  sonic of   the'most fruitful field     of  The Sanitary ' Inspector's report'-  ���������was received and filed and accounts'  to the amount of     j-ll.Ofl, $38.50 for.  appointed, but until     the city had-a J'sticet, work aiid'?2.50~for tools, etc.,  were passed to the finance committee  lo he i-aid if found correct.  The clerk reported, that he had heen  unable to get an es Lunate of the cost  Of repairing the old hose-cart, so upon a motion by ��������� Alderman Bryden,  seconded by Aid. Beveridge, it .was  decided to send for a new cart from  a Vancouver firm on the condition  lhat if when it arrived it did not  meet with the approval of the City  Council and��������� the fire Chief it should  be returned, the Council to pay  irsight expenses.  ���������  Alderman Beveridge remarked that  word had been received from the Waterworks Company-regarding'the hydrants, which the Council had requested to he put iu ia one or two  parts of "thl-; city. The clerk replied  that up to the' present no word had  reached him.  ���������  The foreman     of thc road work reported that    in a.couple -of days he  police magistrate any J. P. living in  the vicinity was bound to try any  cases**-that should arise should he be  requested, and if he declined to do so  he would be liable to lose his commission.  Alderman     Beveridge asked if city  cases were tried liy a Justice of the  Pc-are,   where     the lines    went.   Did  thev go into the city treasury?  u ry?  Ihe Mayor replied that.they were  handed'over to the government.  A long discussion arose over thc  question. Alderman Beveridge wa.s  of the opinion -Mat if the City Qoun-  cil proposed a local J. P. and 'were  prepaied to pay him a salary and  notified the Attorney General- thatt a  suitable man haul been secured, the  government could not do-otherwise  than appoint the,person in question.  The Aldermen could , not, see the reason for the delay.     His-Worship also;  ed. The smelting plant has also been 'enterprise. These rich regions will be  shut down and all activity ceased, lo Russia's increasing millions what  Officials of the company say thc dam ��������� the,colonies are to the>BritisJi Isles,  age is not irreparable and the smcl- Even now, Russian emigrants in Si-  ter will be working again  within    a ,' beria,  peasants  though  they be,  are  month.  THE NET PROCEEDS OF  SATURDAY'S   CONCER/T:  j^K   remaned that it had heen" suggested '< ho-,C(1 to~ havc   -t.,ie drain on R������"e>-ts  that Mr. Yarworjof Nanaimo,  would be a good man for the position. The Mayor thought he  would, be a ' good man, but hc would  require"a large salary  It was mentioned that the government might be of the opinion that  there was not^a J. P. in the vicinity capable of undertaking the duties  Alderman Beveridge moved that the  clerk- to instructed to write .'Mr. Yar-  weed and ascertain for what salary  ho wou.frl be willing to accept the position.   .  AidcrmanAIalonc was of the opinion that if a local man couM be  found capable of the position jt  would be cheaper and better tol-.vc  him than an outsider.  Alderman Blair enq.ii.il if theie-  was not a clause in I he ?.Tu..' ii'VAl  Clauses Act ordering that a police  magistrate attend She City Ilaii every day. The alderman thought "there-,  was; and if so, could not see how a  Nanaimo" man could undertake the  duties.  Alderman Nicholson thought there  was no clause to that r fleet. pr.d  pointed out   that    if a   satisfactory  street completed  Alderman Bevctidgc remarked that  as the "government were-abotit to expend between $100 and, $500 in work  ~jtc put 1st Avenue ,_ in good shape he  thoiibht it would be a good plan for  the chairman of the street committee  to consult with the government foreman of road work and to point out to  him the work the City Council were  aimous to have done first. The Conn  eil decided to act' on Alderman Bev-  eridge's suggestion and gave instructions accordingly.  Before, the council adjourned Alderman l.ryden made reference to a letter appealing in thc Ledger last  week signed "Progress'1. The Council had been discussing the police  magistrate question and the benefit  the city treasury would derive if the  fines imposed .on city lawbreakers  were passed to the city, and Alderman Bryden���������.stated that Progress, in  his letter was pointing out how certain law-breakers could he convicted.  His Worship remarked that such  hints ��������� carried no weight with him.  He for one never considered a letter  when the wtiter had not the courage  of "his convictions to.sig-n his name.  Last evening ^the members of     the  Glee Club met in the rooms of    Mr.  Blair and rcrorted sales of tickets,  receipts, etc.  The total receipts were $197,00, and  tlo      total  expenses  $2.'..00,  leaving  $17-1.00 net proceeds, which has been  turned over to Mr. AI. Ingham.  The  expenses for hall rent for the evening  $8.00,  for large posters, 500 tickets,"  publishing complete programme four  times and a   reading notice or write-  up of the proposed, concert twelve issues, $15.0(1. It is only, fair 1o mention   in connection with the    amount  realized for the most worthy object,  that each member of the Glee Club,  whether taking an active(part or not,*  purchased one or more tickets,  .   as  did'newspaper men, land nearly every  business  man  in  town.   There were  no complimentary  tickets issued.  As  showing how earnest  were  their endeavors to make a success of the concert several members" of .the commit  tec on the sale of tickets, sold out  their     couplenicnt of 50. Mr.    Fred  Greaves  taking the palm  by selling  106 tickets.  supplying the London market     with  buttei, and as they reap, their crops  with American  harvesters,  they discuss     with intelligence their preference for machines from Milwaukee."  SECRETARY OF STATE HAY  WILL VISIT PARIS  Paris, Alay 23.���������United States Secretary of State Hay will arrive here  next Monday for a slay of,two days.  Arrangements    have ,been made for  him  to meet  Foreign Minister Delcassc.   'Ihis is likely to arouse considerable speculation,' bljt Air. Hay's  only purpose is  to makje a visit*--of  courtesy  upon AI.  Delcasse,  and the  latter, on hearing this" expressed     a  desire to make the first'call upon the  American  secreta/y  of. state.       The  reception of Air. Hay would have assumed a notable character-at     the  Elysees and the foreign; office ..had tho  S2cretary    hot  requested the avoidance  of official  and. social  functions  owing to his wish to secure the full  benefit from the rest cure taken    at  Bad Nauheum.  Riots in Chicago are Anticipated Today and Troops  May be Galled Out  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Chicago, Ills., May 23.���������The teamsters' strike today threatens, to assume propoi lions that will render a  call, for troops necessary and at the  same time new hopes of a peaceful  settlement have developed.  While the strike grows, peace     is  once more in  the balance.. The   'express companies     sw;n  to hold   the  key to the situation,  but hopes based on these companies  may he ��������� :u-  sivc, for in spite of many ru.n.rs to  the contrary, the emphatic- statement'  is made that they will not yield ;.n  inch.        The agents  of   the exp.-oss  companies were expected to he iconsented at .an adjourned conference between    the employers and the teamsters, which was scheduled' for'today.  Biriloff is   Sent   to Take   Over  Command Should Rojestvensky  Meet Death  r O   Russian Admiralty  Ridicule Re^  port of the Commanner-'s  Death    l  TRUST COMPANY SMASH  AIURDERED A WOAIAN  THEN SHOT HIMSELF.  Toledo, Ohio, Alay ^ 23.���������Dr. A  Greer, a travelling medicine man,  yesterday shot and instantly killeoV  Mrs. Alta Typpins at her home in  Western Ohio, and then fired one  shot into his own head.  BOXER INDEMNITY  CONTROVERSY  Tien Tsin, May 23.���������The settlemeiU j,lowers have lodged a protestiagainst  t,   of the Boxer indemnity question has   Ul������ proposition and it is considered  been delayed by the action of  the  Russo-Chinese bunk.;. Russia has  chosen lo ' receive her portion of the  indemnity in sliver and the Russo-  Chinese bank is endeavoring to obtain payment in Shanghai, at tli3 not ratified. If China weakly as  London price of silver instead of the \senl.s, tlie settlement of the indem-  p price at Shanghai, thus avoiding ex- nity question will be prolonged intra charges. If China consents, the"' definitely '.owiii-.'- to the fact thavsim-  bank will secure an advantage am- ilar advantages will he demanded in  oiinting   to   one   per   centum.       The    other quarters.  probable that the Russo-Chinese b^nfcf  wiH not be successful in its negotiations. ' ;  Na Tung, the governor of Pekin,  representing the board of revenue, did  in fact; consent,  but his consent was  ANOTHER OF THE  RACERS HEARD FROM.  New York, Alay 23.���������Lord Bras-  sey's yacht SuntJIam, a contestant lr.  the trans-Atlantic cup race, was passed yesterday by the steamer Kron  Prinz Wilhelm 817 miles from Sandy  Hook. vThe despatch was received by  Marconi wireless. ���������  SHIP AND CREW OF'128  HAS  BEEN- GIVEN UP.  St. Servan,  France, May 23.��������� All  hope- has been practically given    up  for     the safety of the three-masted  sailing vessel Cousins  Reuniz,   which  left this port     eighty     days ago for  St. Pierre Aliqiielon, off the coast of  New Foundland.    She had on  board  128   fishermen,  and  great grief     prevails here among  the missing  men's  families. ���������   _*   WELL KNOWN  THEATRICAL  MAN  IS  DEAD.  AIDED BOMBT'IIROWER IN  A1URDER0US   WORK  London, Alay 23.���������An Englishman  nam id AlcCuIloch, who is understood-  to be an actor, and who procured the  passport found on the body of the  bomb manufacturer killed ry the explosion of one of his own bombs in  the Hotel Bristol, S. Pctersberg-, on  March 11, will be one of those Mho  will be arrained in Bow street police  court tomorrow on thc charge of  conspiring to obtain .passports- for  unlawful purposes. The officials here  are most .reticent.but they say that  thc trial will disclose the details of  an irregular system by which foreign  sympathizers with the liberal movement in Russia furnished political  propagandists with passports in the  names of others, - thus r-nabliu;;. the  propagandists to enter Russia.  :         ..n..  New York, May 23.-The doors of  the Merchants' Trust Co., of this  city, were closed today. The Aler-  ehants' Trust Company had/a capital  slock of $500,000, end owed depositors about S2,000.,000. An examination of the company's affairs was  made by the State Banking Department on December,26th last. There-  port of the State Banking Department showed that the company's  book surplus of $1,198,7.38 had been  reduced by the examiners to $1,07-1,-  580. Whib tiie examiners had ' increased the value of some of the se- I  curities held by the company, they  threw out some others as valueless,  and reduced the valuation of others.'  The company is trustee 0r a $1,000,-  000 consolidated mortgage on the  Property of the Hudson Valley Railway Company, which is a crnsolida-  tion of trolley lines around Albany,  Troy, Saratoga and'- Lake George,  bank's examiners accepted the company's valuation of the securities of  ���������the Hudson Valley Railway Company  held by it. The Company was organized in 1899. Alay, 1903, 'the stock,  reached a high point, 270 being bid  for it. Edwin Hawlcy was president  of the Company at one time.   ���������-J. .  St.   Petersburg,  May  23.���������The  As-I warded  by  appointment  to  the su-  sociated Press was informed at the    preme       command. Foi Innately,  m/'ralty this     afternoon    that no di-   the lost     lelations prevail  between  rect communication  has  been rcceiv- j Rojestvensky     and Biriloff,  and  the  ed  from  Vice Admiral  Rojestvensky   latter would be glad to give way .to  for   ten days, when.it is believed he  his victorious colleague,  set out on his leng voyage. I JAPS' CLAIM ANOTHER  The report of Admiral  Rojestven- SMALL  VICTORY,  sky's  death  wa.s ridiculed at      ihe (    Tokio,   Alay  23.���������(Noon.)���������Imperial  admiralty.   The sending of Vice Ad-  army  headquarters  reporting   today  miral  Biriloff  to Vladivostock it is  -says:   The Russian/cavalry which de-  now  explained; is  a natural precau- j toured toward Fakumen from,    the  tionary measure for the purpose     of   right bank of the Liau river,     was  having  an energetic commander     at   defeated by our rear guard on May  Vladivostock to replace Rojestvensky, j 20th after their failure in the vicini-  in the event that the latter is killed ' ty of Tanfangshen. They camped with  or disabled during the coming     sea'the main strength at Siao Tatzu, 2G  light,      no    fdoitbt  being entertained   miles fiom Fakumen, and on Alay-21  that if the fleets come together    tho   they retreated to the right bank   of  Japanese will concentrate their fire , the Malien river.   In. the meantime a  on the Russian flagship. few companies of the enemy remain-  Should Rojestvensky come out of ing on the left bank of the Malien  ihe fig-ht victorious and enjoy fair , were defeated and retreated north-  health, it is considered to be a fore-! ward in disorder. Otherwise the sit-  gone conclusion that he will be re- juation is unchan������cd.  LIVELY TIMES IN THE  HOUSE OF COMMONS  MARINE.   ���������o������������������  AIRS MARIE LIVERAIORE  DIED THIS FORENOON.  Melrose,     Mass.,     Alay 23.���������Airs.  Marie L. Livermore, the well known  writer     and     reformer, died at her  home  here  this  forenoon,  bronchitis  and a weak heart hastened the end.  REPORTED NEW  COMMANDER  APPOINTED  St. Petersburg, May 23.���������A semiofficial announcement was issued tonight that Vice Admiral Biriloff has  been  appointed  commander  of      the  St.      Louis,   Mo.,   Alay   23.���������John    1'a.cifio fleet,  with  authority as com  Stewart   -Drossy known throughout  ',namicl. of an independent force.  S.  S. Tricolar came in this morning for a full cargo of coal,  w   ���������    ���������  Tug/Flyer left this morning with a  scow of'coal for the mainland.  ���������   ���������   ���������  SS. Thistle is in atrthe wharf for  coiU-  ��������� *   ���������  Bark Ferris S. Thompson left last  evening with a cargo of coal   or the  north. |  ��������� ���������   ���������  New York, Alay 23.��������� Arrived, Fur-  nissia from Glasgow and Mov-illc.  ���������       ���������        a  New  York,  Alay  23.���������Arrived   Bremen, from Bremen and Cherbourg.  London, May .23.���������The sitting of dous sensation in the lobbies. The  the House of commons last, night was galleries were filled with peers and  marked by scenes of the wildest (lis- other distinguishcd_persons who  order, growing out of a motion by had gathered in the house expecting  Sir Henry Campbell Bann-rman to to hear an interesting debate on the'  adjourn 'the hjusc that he might.dis-.fiscal question.  cuss the charge against the^-rcmier  j   Last night's imprcced.nted and un-  of having violated his pledge not to  dignified scenes in the House oi Com-  deal with the su-'jject of coioni.11 pre-  nions grew to some extent out of tha  ference without first appealing) to the , Balfour-Chani'..tr]'ain       controversy,  countrv. jwith the addition of heat engendered  Alfred Lyttleton'; secretary'of thc 'on the opposition -.i.'c by the Prostate for the Colonies, rose to reply ^ l*[^l ^^ * ^J������\to  to the Liberals, but the members of  the opposition shouted down his attempt" to speak, even after the Premier had demanded a hearing for tlie  seenstary.     Finally,  the speaker, af-  St. Petersburg, May 23.���������(3.-15 p.m  The news from  the front continues  ���������"GET RICH  QUICK"  A1AN IS  ARRESTED.  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Chicago,      Ills.,  May  23.���������William  AIcKee has been arrested here charged  with being  the manager of     the  "Get rich   quick" concern  which  has  branches  in   many  other cities  and,  according xto the police, has swindled  .thousands-of ��������� persons,    The   proposition submitted  to subscribers .by the  Company was that after paying $1.-25  for eighty-four weeks,  they would receive a diamond valued at $200,  NO FURTHER TROUBLE  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Honolulu  the  theatrical world as C.  Stewart,  one of the "two Johns'' the famous  (fat men of the,stage, is dead at   Ihe 'fo p0|I1), ,0 tIlc imminence of fighting  :,lome of **is son' Dr*  Buto". Crossy._  0I,  a la..g0  scale.    General  Linevitch  lfc>   E4.PI1.C TED.   Alr. Crossy was 51 years old and was   is I)ressjnp (lu; Japanese centre, both  I born in Dublin,. Ireland.  Honolulu,      May 23,-The situation   PR0MINENT ATTORNEY  at Laliaina i.s quiet.   The strike, is AIEETS  HIS  DEATH  HE WILL KNOW MORE  BUT   SAY   LESB.  There seems to be a few more men  in  town  who are the best posted all-  round men it has ever been the pleasure of    the  writer to meet.   They  Know  better  than the  printer  what  it is worth (0 do.job work. They can  give us  spades on the  price  of advertising and  they could  run a newspa-  jier in  such a manner as to please ov-  eryboriy, and make it a great educational journal.    The present publisher is lamentably ignorant.   He does  not know  whether the  miners       are  getting enough,lor too much for mining coal.    He doesn't know anything  about store  or hotel   keeping.      Hc  is  not a lawyer nor a politician.  He  js just a newspaper man and his b^-nk  account    derived     from  thc surplus  on the line of the railway and on  the Mandarine read, but whether he  i.s  simply  feeling   out,  Field  Alarshal    Oyania's strength,  or has assumed a  reported  unsettled,  but the author.- "       " -.---....   igenpral   0M-*(vns-Vc  movement   is      not |caraii*gs  of a newspaper  oflice i.s  in  lies arc now  thoroughly in control.        New York, May 23.���������A special    to   yet clear.      Ther-* is no doubt that   proportion.  Owing to a break in the overland the Herald from Savanna, Ills., says Linevitch has made complete prepar-I If any of'our ��������� critics (and what  communication from the'wireless stA- Daniel S. Berry, a prominent alter- a'tions for a big battle. All the Rus- newspaper man -di *.*.���������; not have more  tion on the island'"of Maui to Hono- ������ey **n<* Republican politician, wa.s j-ian sick and wounded who were at 01' loss? ) will kindly change places  lulu, there has hern practically no sne>t and instantly killed by an un- Harbin and places south of there, with the publisher for a few weeks,  communication wilh LaHaina today, identified assassin while entering his ]iave been .transported westward to pay the paper, telegraph, rent, hibor  The Japanese consul in a message office Alonday morning. Two bullets Irkutsk, and orders have been given 'U"l other bills, he will be. like the  which was brought overland last from a revolver entered his body, pas- to clear the intervening hospitals.. boy thc mule kicked���������not handsome,  night, says there 'will be-no further sing through his head and arm. The The sanitary trains have also been but will know more���������Rosslyn, Wash-  trouble, rnnrderer escaped, ordered to the front. |ington Aliner  ter hc had exhausted every effort to  quell  the  turbulence,  put into force,  for the first time, a new rule     empowering him to adjourn the house  in ease  of grave disorder.  The matter came up at the afternoon;sitting,  when Premier Balfour,  replying     to  questions on the subject, said lie did  not,consider himself pledged to inaction in regard to colonial  preference  except so far as parlj'a-ment was ..'concerned.   He reiterated that the government did not intend to deal with  thc fiscal question in the jpresen+���������-parliament.    The.matter of the colonial  preference  might,  however,  be     submitted    to     a colonial conference in  1906.    Sir  Henry  Campbell  Banner-  man, the Liberal leader, charged Air.  Balfour with violating the pledge he  had   made in his: Edinburgh speech,  and moved  the .adjournment of     the  House to discuss  the matter.      Tlie  debate on the motion came yn at  the  night  session  ami   was   marked      hy  disorder.    The Liberal leader den landed.-a plain answer from Premier Balfour,  and   Lyttleton,  secretary       of  state for the Colonies, rose to reply.  The     members   of   the     opposition  drowned the efforts of the secretary  with cries of "Balfour, Balfour." After continuing J*t about ten minutes  Mr. Lyttleton sat down. After several members had failed to secure     a  hearing,   the  Premier  rose  and  temporarily  lull  followed.    Mr.  Balfour  said he thought     it highly iniproba-  ablo  lhat lie  should  he immediately  expected to follow the leader of the  opposition.    He said he had  known  the opposition to refuse to hear      a  minister, and he insisted that-     the  house should hear Lyttleton, as otherwise the.dignity of the house could  not  he  maintained.    Lyttleton  again  attempted      to  speak,   hut   disorder  was     again     renewed.    Finally  the  speaker sard, that it was clear that  the scene could not continue, and he  would   thereupon   adjourn   the  house  under     thc  rules  empowering       the  Speaker to take such an action     in  case of such     grave    disorders.   The  Speaker had been uaahle to secure cv  en     a semblance of order amid constant     howls -lasting over  an  hour.  The action of the Speaker and the  scenes in the hou^e created a trernen-  \  deal with the suL.-;ct 0: Colonial Pre  feiencc    without appealing to      the  country.      The     members generally  were in a feverish expectation that  the debate would inS.in.cUy  provids  thc  terms  of Air.  Balfour's   ar.swer-  to Mr.  Cha-ntcrL\in's compromising  proposal.      It was also anticipated  that Air. Chamberlain-himself would  make an important speech on the fiscal question.    Then, .when  Secretary  Lyttleton was put up to speak  . instead of Premier Balfour,  a    stcrm  burst forth such as lias not ibeen seen  in the House of Commons for   many  years.   The opposition interpreted tho  government's', course as an  attempt  to stifle  discussion,  although  moderate members admit- that Air. Balfour  in his attitude was perfectly correct-  Tiie Premier himself,  in* appealing  to the House to permit Air.  Lyttleton     to  speak,   maintained  that  he  (Iha Premier) was a "prisoner in the  dock," art-d not to be heard until he  had, heard the accusation against him  Mc .Lyttleton also showed great self-  | possession.  j    At   t'lt- nr.ening of the House      of  Commons today there were prospects,  cf a repetition of the, scenes witnessed   l...il   night,   but  Premier   Balfour  calmed   tlie  nicmhcis  by  promising  a  day for the discussion of the vote of  censure  of     thc  ministers  for   their  statements on  the subject  of the colonial conference, i;i da-taking that the  debate will proceed with decency and  fair play.    The Premier, on entering  the  house,   was   pTreted  with   ministerial  elvers and -opposition  cries  of  derision.    When  order was  ir-storcd,   ���������  Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman ask,  cd   whether, in view of thc confusion  created  by     the declarations  of his  Majesty's ministers in regard to the  fiscal policy, and the proposed colonial conference, the Premier will give  a day for 1he discussion of a vote of  censure.      1  Sir William Dyke, Conservative, interjected the suggestion ������ihallthe lib'  cral leader express regret at the obstruction and insulting language yesterday.  The House  was-immediately  in  an  uproar,   the  ministerialists   cheering  and the opposition mcmijrrt deriding,  while the Irish members shouted ''Pence!"     Sir William ultimately withdrew his offensive remark.?., and   Air. '  Balfour, taking advantage of the lull,  made an  offer of a day for the discussion of the, proposed vote of censure, and the matter was dropped.  / .1  s*  1    . J  r' ** I  *    *���������������������������*���������(  1 ���������* *'-'-!  - '..V  T *<l  A -'-'���������'������������������''*9  If  UAILY LEDGER  THE DAILY LEDGER  Published   every day except Sunday.  BY        THE       DAILY       LEDGER  COMPANY.  Offices,  Ladysmith and Duncans  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE  BO cents  a month,    $5  per  year   in  advance.    Advertising rates on a p.  plication.  TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1905  EMPIRE DAY '���������������������������!  IN THE'"SCHOOLS. '  The     Kainloo* s      Standard says'���������'���������  Slowly but    suiely  the Imperial  idea1  gains ground in Canada.   Slowly, not'  bicaiise of any  lack of patriotism on j  the     part    of the Canadians, not be-j  i-iiusi* of any antagonism   toinipciial  ism ns such,    tin!   because thc closu*  pei spec! iii' of    our own-national des-  linv  lo'iuis so     large in  the view of  all Canadians     thai if is difficult to  .see beyond, lo the ������������������n-al'-r d'.siiny of  the I*. m pi re.  'I lie Impel iai idea is of so com-pai-  aliiely iccenl birlh, ��������� that , as yet,  we ciiniiol give il the .same considera-  lion that is given the national idea  Imt as a matter of fact the two can  and should exist together, the iine.-  drawing strength and vigor from the  other and both working toward tlie  same end���������the good of the greate.t  Empire that has been. The fact that  Canada is and must always he tl.e  cliier of the British Domini ins beyond the seas should ;Jiia-:e Canadians  (hc most ardent among the'.-support-,  ers of lhe imperialistic-idea, for the  higher the constellation of Empire  swings in the firmament oi' hi.* t.oi y,  ihe more marked will become Canada s position as  its brightest, si ar.  'lhc majority of public, men in all  parts of lhe Empire recognize that  the lime i.s near at ���������hand --.v. en-a  closer union of tlie 'component .'"parts  of Civater Hrilnin will become abso-  luli-ly necessary lo preventultimate  disruption, and .that to the .generation now growing up must l:c s.ui;-  Dii tied some plan whereby the great  principle ol unity may-be--given; practical effect. To the. schools,- thou',  inust wc look to foster the true "spirit of patriotism, to cultivate the iin-  pcrialisl.e idea concurrently .with.the'''  cultivation of the nationalistic idea  and to the benefit of.both.  Kmpire Day has heen set apait as  an aid to the development of the' Im-  --.crial idea a.,''l--"������j",e^woi.*>\iia"yC heen  iii-ade- to thc teachers 'throughout  "j'-ritish Columbia as to the part they  .������-rc expected to lake in furthering  the end in view. With their hearty  co-operation thc Imperial idea will  become deep-rooted in the mind oi  -.very child of school age. ig.:'   ' ���������  As thc children now in school will  in all liklihood le, called upon in later years to consider a practicable,  scheme of inter-imperial unity it is  highly important lhat no opportunity be missed to bring to then, an in--  ���������tclli.sient and comprehensive view of  the subje:-t. Mr. Fulton, as Minister  of Education, in inviting thc co-operation of the teachers towards a fit-.  linfr celebration of Empire Day, has  talien a slep which will bring practical result.-! if followed up, and if  tl-n c'ail'lun of British Columbia have  *en      I honing! ly     grounded    in  theV  am  DAY SCHOOL  Usual  subjects  taught;  also      languages,  drawing in  pencil  and crayons, paint ng in oils and water col-  ' ors, pianoforte and vocal lessons gir-  en in classes or individually.  MISS  BERTRAM,  ladysmith, B. C.  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO. 686, P.  O. E.     :���������:        :-:        :���������:        .���������j  Meets in the Opera House 1st and  3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.   Worthy  President,  B   Forcimmer;     Worthy  Secretary, C. H. Rummings.  sqiiimait  & Nanairiit  ��������� *���������**  ailUfj  iTIOH  ���������o-  Via the peoples' favorite  ������������������< Plans, Specifications and  De- ������������������  ������������������ tails     furnished for all kinds ������������������  ������������������ of work in the CARPENTER ������������������  ������������������ Line *���������  ������������������ C.  B.   ROBELEE,  Carpenter ������������������  ������������������ and Joiner,     2nd ������ve, Lady- ������������������  '������������������ smith, B.  C. ���������*  I  Overlands  Daily  \  study of the causes which lead to  ���������.r.ntiiess of the-'Empire, tne history  of its foundation. go\ eminent and  leading, institutions, we need ha\e  ���������no-fear of_the result when they come  fo pronounce upon the givaf question of Imperial unity.  'UNLIKELY  TO ENTER  .INTO  CLOSER     Ri^LATIUNS  which has reduced her own population  to poverty and misery while greedily  absorbing other popi'laMon**, only to  enslave and inipo-.eri.sh them under  the .same brutal and corrupt lieat-  ment. She would have to dismember  China, instead of preserving her, to  adopt a policy of senseless exclusion  in'-tend of fiee intercourse, and, in  short,   lo adopt     a code of national  It. has1) been said  that when the w.u Und   inlnidial      morality   absolutely  come:' to an"   end,   tho_dnpj.-ill n ol  lie Japanese will be to entei into  lose and friendly nd ilions v.ith  i������'.:ssia. ,Shc is.hei I to i.e so prac ileal Vthat'-she' -will pen en e the gnat  ..'.d vantage of coming to terms \ itli  .Russia, .sq that ..the two powers le-  Iwecn them may control tie fai est,  ���������Aiid shut out? the western worl 1. It  would be interesting to trace tlie  origin of speculations of this Und  Yt'e ���������. imagine-"they ' .came fiom ninth  ihc same sources' as the yellow icnl  outcry. They are based upon lhe idea that Japan, being an oiien'al p< \\  ir, and Russia at. least half m.-nt.il,  ..'t'iii- "two ���������.inust have profoinid sympathies, which v.'iil cvcl.de wc**ier.i lull ucnecs. This is to l.e "m* ''-ipe of  v.ords and prejudices whieii I'mil people-.to facts., vCn thc other i'i.n I is  .-he foolish nplion surw.ing ali tl-at  v,e have seen during the w.i, ih.-l  the Japanese ..not being a Ch.:sli-i:i  nation, ..cannot possess whit sonu  Russian wiit?r^ ...loftily, Oe,yr.hei>rity  'certain "1" un-dan.cn tal |.n.io|'lis oi  morality and-justice,' upon .*r,.!. the  west plunics itself. If l lin-.li.miiy  has any connection with -he trailim**,  of its founder, the .l.vanese miiht  well claim to be the beH CJnist-aus  .-.[ us all.; She certainly .-ho.\.s to muii  of assimilating the prn.ci.-l-j-s \\\ ich  govern Russian policy. She has .uitc  different principles, and our T������,l..o  .-ori'cspc.ndent believes that she will  continue to act . on them in ���������'mMng  her alliances. To allv herself with  Russia she would have to abandon  <.*ery rule of conduct she hi.s Irieto-  rorc' followed. She who has never  heen ag'Tessive would have to j.������u  ' nation constantly anJ wantonly ag-  'or-ssMe. Pho who shines m peaceful  iW.pir.ent of her territor'cs would  Invc to walk     in tic    vays   of o e  opposed to cveiything shown by her  coiidi'ct to be clerishcd by her pco-  l le. When she had done it all, what  would flic have to expect but that-  die partner who had degraded her  .-,ouId betray her at every opportun-  M.v ���������London 'I inns.  J i I: *    New  Managrrien  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKinnell & Woodbank  Proprietors,  Modern and.   Strictly  i'irst (lass.  Commercial Mens' hcaduuirters.  File Proof    Building.  Passengers can leave Victoria daily  at 8 p. m. or 11 p. m..  TICKETS SOLI) TO'ALL POINTS  Shortest    route to    Feinie, 1... C,  and  ALL  ICOOTENAY  POINTS.  For rates,     folders,     sleeping car  reservations a������id ������dl information call  on or address  S. 0.  YERKES,     E. R. STEPHEN  O.W.P.A.,  Seattle, Wash,  75 Government st  Victoria, B.C.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner <rranvillc and Hastings  streets   Telophone, 1-4.  NOTICE.  Persona found using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  Ladysmith, B.C.  Dr.   R.  R.  Dier's dental office, on,  ligh Street, is again open and tlie  loTtor     may be found there at any  ime  hereafter.  mmm co.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrate*  IRONCLAD BRAND  ��������� '��������� ��������� ' "of"'  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS, __  SHIRTS. ETC.  PAINTING,   PAPER     HANGINO  I2TC.  Work  done properly  and at    right  pricos.     Shop and  residence  in  reai  if  Ladysmith  Hotel.  E. SMITH, Prop.  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,      Ladysmith  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Rites $1.25 aid $1.50���������  rtebusto all Hteamhoat, lar.dii.ge an<-  ,ii' *���������:���������>��������� depots.    Electric earn every fiv  !i.:i.uie<>  to all part8 ol   lhe  city.'   Ba  .; d tab f unezcelltd.  F. BAYSES, Pioprietor!  ABBOTT  ST.,  VANCOUVER  B, 0.  ti-a^ffifga ���������e&am&Mti&ZiZlC-Z*  X&h&Se&k.^a;2&gZ.  Public  Attention is called to the  fact that the  Oilvie Flour Hills Co.,  Limited,  JL of ROYAL HOUSEH OLD FLOUR, have for some time  past been producing flour in a vastly improved and purified form  by  the aid of      ULECTRICITY  and having secured control  of    all the basic patents relating thereto, take Uiis opportunity of advising   the  public   that  any  unauthorized users oi the electrical     Hour  purifying processes   will be pro-  ���������ecu led.  Ogiivie Flour Mills Company llimHe*  are the only millers in Canada whose Flour is  purified by the electric process.  This   Hotel  has   hon  completely  renovated.  Board and Lodging $l-':;'  ;���������*"������������������'   '���������**->'���������  HOTEL! PR ETOR IK  Dar   Supplied   with   the -lies  Liquors and Cigars  JOHN   THA,   Proprietor  Wines,  1st Avenue  Ladysmith B.C.  eat  Geo. Roberts, ���������%  Prop  Those new designs in WALL PAPER are going fast. Come in and  w.e thcni.  I'KOIVI  IS CENTS TO $1.00  Ibe have just received a large ship-  mint of flic famous Melrose Liquid  I'aints, the best on the Market, at  H-.5 !>*'i' gallon, 70 shades and colors  to choose from.  (.'a,ll and sec our picture frames.  Picture framing executed promptly.,  Paintirg and Pai erhanging done at  reasonable rates.  HARRY KAY   Deabrs in   Pianos and  Organs,..  Ladysmith, B. C.  HILBERT  HENRY'S INURSFRItS  NEW CROP���������  Home Grown &  Imported  GARDEN,    FIELD     and  FLOWER  SEEDS. *  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE~AND  HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.    Catalogue Tree.  3010  Westminster  Road.  Vancouver.  Are You  Going. East  Thea be sure your tickets read   via  the  BARBER    SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  The  EvSPLANADK    between "the  Grand and Abbottsford,  Wixmam Powkrs, Prop.  F.flcB Young  BARRISTOR and  SOLICITOR  NANAIMO. LADYSMITH  BOOTS AND SHOES  AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and  making to order   ���������  speciality.  THOHAS MCE WAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.   '  HAY 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th.  GRAND MILITARY PAGEANT  AND   SHAM     BATTLE;-    CHAMPION  SHIP     LACROSSE  AND LEAGUE BASEBALL    .GAMES;   VENETIAN  W.-\TEIt' CARNIVAL   ;   FIREMENS' TOURNAMENT '    AND   REGATTA;  GRAND PYROTECHNIC DISPLAY ������  Fare from    Ladysmith to  Victoria and "return only $I.fiO.  Children under 1 2 years of age 75 Cents.  ',"ic'.ejts good from Wednesday,  May 2*lfh., to-Sunday, May 28th.  "A  special train -leaves Victoria forNa'iuimo at 10.30 p. m., Way 2-lt'h.  GEO- L. COURTNEY.  Tj-aflic Manager.  %.  I  I  1  I  i  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OP COPPER; GOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works'at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  '   Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  t  I  THOS. KIDDIE.        J  Smelter Manager. ������  ���������i,fe#4,ife*,--&f4''fe*"fc-*'*fe*"'fe^  ! CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  General Manager.  ,- . W. SILER.  GENERAL EXPKESS AND  DEUVEEY  WORK. PROMPTLY P(. - '������������������.  Leave orders at the Abhotsford.  LADYSMITH SHAVING  PArtlOKS  HIGH STREET.  .'���������:���������:'Rest in the City :���������:���������J  RATES J2.00 PI,R DAY  SAHPtU IlODM-i  BAR SUPPLIED WITH BUST  WINKrt, MQUORS, CIC5ARS  ABB0TSF0RD HOTEL  ��������� BestaceomoJation in town.   Splendid hunting and fishing in near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  I      LIVERY, BOARDING AND       |  I SALES STABLES f  jjf EXPRESS WORK   A SPECIALTY. -Jf  1     DAVID JGHNSOISS        |  I PHONE 66 LADYSMITH J  5f:  x*x������x������X9X������x*xwx������* ���������:*��������� ������.  ^*;k*:kWX������X������X������X������XA  ITICKET   OFFICE  Cor.  Government     and   Yates  Ste.,  Victoria, D. C-  3  Trains  Transcontinenta'  Trainsj Daily  LINE  The  only  line now  making   UNION  DEPOT    connections at ST. PAUL  and      MINNEAPOLIS    with       the  through    trains    from    the    Pacific  Coast.  THE     SHORTEST     LINE, THE  FINEST  TRAINS,   THE   LOWEST  RATES,   THE  FASTEST TIME.  BETWEEN  MINNEAPOLIS,   ST.   PAUL,   CHICAGO.    OMAHA,    KANSAS CITY,  and ALL POINTS EAST.  For complete information ask your  local agent or write,  F. W. PARKER  General  Agent,  151 Yeeler Seattle.  One of which is the famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all tiains. Through tickets issued to nil paints East and  South, also Pullman tickets issued  and berths.reserved.  Only direct roule to Yellowstone  Park. Cheap rates from all points  Easti from March 1st lo Ma.'y 15th.  Steamship tickets on sale to . all  Europeun points. Very low rates  now in effect. Cabin accommodation  reserved  by wire.  For  further  particulars call  at  the  oifi or phone No.  >15C.  A. D" .CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A., N.P.,        General  Agent  Portland, Ore. Victoria,  B.C  WM. MUNS1E, President  J. W.  COBURN, Man.  Director  Telephonel46.  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co  Ltd.  MILLS   AT   F1DDICK   AND   LADY SMITH���������Shingles  a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers     of���������  Rou^h and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, LatSis,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned   and   Kiln  Dried  Flooring     and  Finishing    Lumber  ia   Stock.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000 Reserve Fund, $3,500,000  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  IB. E. WALKER. General Manager ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  THBJ0NESHOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Gooff Tahle, Good Bed and Good Bar  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  iOTJCE is her-ehy given that at  the  ext sitting of  the  Licensing  Court  be held at Ladysmith, I intend to  pply for a transfer* of  the  retail  liquor  license      nov.'  held by    me     for  the       premises        known      as     the  Central     Hotel,      situate on   Lot  4,  Block 29, Ladysmith, B.C., from my-  clf  to  David   IT.   Dalies  and       from  Ihe sa'd   Central, to  t/h������  New    Vvest-  rn  Hotel,  situ-i.e  on  Lot  5,   Block  8.  Ladysmith,  li.'0.,     ���������  FRANK  BARDESONO.  Ladysmith, B. C., May 2nd, 1905.  BANK >IONEY ORDERS  ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING1 RATES:  $5 and under ......;..  3 cents                                i  Over  $5 and not exceeding $10  6 cents                                i  --. $10       "              "           $30  10 cents  "    $30       "              "           $50  15 cents  These Orders are Payable at Par al any oflice in C nada of a Chartered Bank  (Yukon excepted), and at llie principal banking' po.n.U.* il the United Stat*������S.  NKOOTIAIILE AT A  FIXED  RATH A  THE CANADIAN RANK OF COMMERC   , LONDON, ENG.  They form an excellent method of remittin   small sums of money  with safety and at small   tost.  LAD^PrJTH BRANCH  W.  A.  CORNWALL.  Manager.  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLAIR &  ADAM.  All work first-class at THE CHRY  STAL,  VICTORIA.  Best accommodation for transient  and permanent boarders and lodgers.  GRAND      HOTEL  This new Hotel has been comfortably furnished and the har Is up-to-  date. Rates $1.00 a day and upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :���������: :���������: :���������: >-��������� Ladysmith  LADYSMITH BAKERY  HOP LEE &  CO.  ON THE, ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED  AND  FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER L0AP.  Confectionary of all kinds.  Orderi taken for Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.  FARM PRfJDW E  Orders  will   be  delivered  anywhere  in the city promptly aud at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's, on the  Esplanade  JAS. WABNOGK. ,  ���������A  ���������S-l  #1  *>\i  i  i  inf.  &  If,  \  ' il  i  ��������� la  i  In  i ii  v')l  ft.  k  4  yi\  I -I DAILY LEDGER  crtruftaa  msssm  am  *&S*M  +*���������������������������*    ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������    ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������    ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������   ���������������������������������������������.������������������������������������������������������   ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���������  }������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������  ��������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������  Dredging ia the rivers of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting the Yukoa  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of five miles each for  ja term of twenty years, renewable in  the discretion of the Alinister of the  DBFENCE OF  THE EMPIRE %  I  ��������� ���������  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������  ��������� *  ��������� ���������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  There is No Necessity  of sending away for anything    you may require in  Hardware or Garden Tools  We can supply y������ur wants in all   seasonable  goods such Ml Hces,  Spades, Shovels, Rakes, Law*  Alowers, Poultry netting, Etc.  Prices Always Right  PITT 61 PETER50N,  Duncan,    B. CM  ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  ���������-������������������������������������ ��������������������������������� ������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������  DUNCAN  ESTABLISHED 1878  and QUAniCHAtf  Jzouf^alem  Jlotel  DUNCAN  STAGE LEAVES FOR COWICHAN  LAKE AIONDAY, WEDNESDAY,  AND FRIDAY.      MOUNT.  SICKER  DAILY.  PRICE BROS.,  Proprietors.  Quamichan Hotel  W* P, JAYNES  ���������Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Merchandise���������  AGENTS FOR���������The American Cveam   Separator Co , Grant Powder Co.,  and B. C. Pottery Company.    -  Also Manufacturer of all kinds of Feed from HomeQrown Products.  ���������o���������  Keast's Livery &  Freighting Stables  Headquarters  for  Tourists and Commercial Rlen  BOATS ON SOMENOS LAKE.  Splendid Fishing, Telephone connection.  FRANK  CONRUYT, Prop.  Duncans Station.  -H. Keast, Proprietor  Stage leaves Mount Sicker at   7 a.m.,  at 12:30 p.m., daily. ������xcepfc     Sundays.  returning, leaves   Duncan  (Specials at short notice.)  AN EASTER OPENING  FAIRS  MILLlif STORE  X   DUNCAN,   B.   C.   X   X  OPENED AT DUNCAN  Newest creations  in Millinery. Up-  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged bed     or bars of the river  below low water mark, 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 2J per   cent,  collected on the output after it   exceeds $10,000.  Dredging in the Yukon Territory-  Six leases of five miles each may be  granted to a free miner for a term of  twenty years, also renewable.  The Ussec-s right is confined to the  submerged bed or bars in the river  below low water mark, that boundary to be fixed by its position on the  lstdayof August iu the year of the  the date of tha lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge ia  operation within two years Irom the  date pt the lease, and one dredge for  each five miles within,six years from  Buch date. Rental, $-100 per mile for  first year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, same  as placer mining.'  Placer, Mining in thc Yukon Territory���������Creek, gulch, river and hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet in  ength, measured on the base line or  general direction of the creek or gulch  the width being from 1,000 to 2,000  feet. AH other placer claims shall be  250 feet square.  Claims anr.marked by^ two legal  posts, one at each, end, bearing notices. Entry must-, be obtained within ten miles of mining Recorder's office. One extra day allowed for each  additional ten miles or fraction.  Thc person or company staking a  claim must hald a free miner's osrti-  ficate.  The discoverer of a new mine is entitled    to   a claim - of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists of  two, 1,500 feet altogether, on the out*'the part of a great  Not a Local Matter but One of  Imperial Con  cern  Union  Brewing Co  NANAIMO,  B. C.  Hanufacturers of the  London    Saturday   Review,'   April,  29: ''YVe do; not find jt easy, to     account    for the 'widespread  interest,'  which,     we    are    told,  'is manifest  throughout Canada in  Lord  Gray's  speech' at Toronto, on Monday night  We were rather inclined to think of  the Canadians as':, perhaps more than  usually  intelligent,, as  a people   who  might prefer to be* told a few truths,  even if they came home, -to mcre.-'ibuty  tering.'   We all know that south   of  the  Canadian  frontier  nothing goes  down like butter,  hut. .is it .precisely'  the same north.of that line? Surely  the time has come to introduce something of a business element iiiio talk  about our imperial relations  ....  Lord  Grey singled  out, for  especial  cominehdatica the decision of-llie���������dominion, government to assume  "the  whole' responsibility  for  the defence  of Halifax and  Esq.uimalt. This Was  a striking  testimony      to   Canadian  love of the empire.   Canadian self-respect would have been lowered,     if  they     had not done  this.    May be;  none the less sentiment .on;this matter was  very much divided in Canada, and the.debates in the dominion  parliament pointed that ,way. > In the,  United States, too,. it\ was by      no  means,accepted as evidence of Canadian attachment_ to/the empire.   We  know of at least one instance where |  it was taken as precisely the reverse,  and: accordingly  rejoiced  over.    Very  naturally; for what do other natn'on's  see?   They see the     imperial troops  withdrawn and their place taken by  local trainhfands'.   They see one of the  few remaining-.evidences, of the imperial     connections abolished;; they see  Canada acting as though it were absolutely    . se'f-contained,  an integral  uni t,  bearing no appearance, of. being  er* whole.    These  In British Columbia  Lager Beer and Porter Guaranteed  Brewed  from the Best Canadian Malt Run Hops  5  Miners9 Drilling Machines  Made to order and Repaired at short  notice.   Drill Sharpened  by us always gives, satisfaction. Picks handl ed and repaired.  Stiipsmi triing   in a J -     its    Branhes.  Horseshoers and Genera! B'acksmitns.  David Murray  Buller Street   -    -   .-   -   Lady������rriitri, B   C  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  BUT ARE     ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR    TIIE BEST MEATS  - IN THE MARKETS.  :..i..  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF THE E-  CKIES,  YOU WILL GET TIIE BE ST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  PAN NELL   &   PLASEKT1  STFVENS BLOCK,  QAT/.cR'-   a/KEjT,  .ADYSrtlTH. S  ^  LAC/SMITH TRANSFER CO. a:  PIANOS,     ORGANS    AND HOUSEHOLD     FURNITURE MOVED PROMPTLY A   ND  SAFELY.  Stasias in -tha rear of the Ladysmith hotel.  Abbots ford.  Leave orders at   the  A   ^ 4    ��������� put 0I wnicn  no royalty shall      be lmay   nerhai***   lw* sentimental      mn  to-date Hats   Made and Trimmed to chargen, the rest of the party ordin- ��������� "dLuoni    What ?*" C������"  Acf   -PoeciKl���������   VntSrn ary    claims    0Bjy. I '  ROBT. GRASSIE & SON  GENERAL BLACKSMITHS  Order at Shortest Possible Notice  FLOWERS,     FOILAGE.   All    Ladies     cordially      invited    to inspect..  AN IDEAL TOURIST AND  HEALTH RESORT  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at the rate  .of two and one-half per cent, on the '  alue of the gold shipped from    the  I'ukon Territory to be paid to    the  Comptroller.  HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY  STATION STREET,  DUNCAN, B. C.  DUNCAN   L,vflYEand STABLES  S. J. Hagan, Manager  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.  P  s not sentimental  is the hard facts which other powers  will note that defence of Canada is  left to troops of the-most imperfect  training, that it is treated both by  jthe government of the Dominion and  TV,,- frM m.-������������-    i. ii x |lhe goven--rient of the empire as    a  nf Lrl *h shall receive a grant lccalf am, not im   pia-   concern   T,  of more than one mining claim on is svniI)tornatic of an entirelv false  eaeh separate river, creek or gulch, 'conception on the part of both c  but the same miner may hold    any 'coloIlies an(I of wJt L(m, 0 '--J  number of claims by purchase,     and  ( -the ol(, Mothc. >  free miners may work their claims in  partnership by filing notice and pay-  WILLIAMS AND WASKE T  4444444444444.y4+4-4-44i4*4������������-i V-M-f-f ������-M-4"������-f-M-������-f ���������������������������-���������-������ *> ���������������������������������������-������*"  .*    Freightin& a Specialty   +  PRICES HODERATE  FIRST-CLASS   TURNOUTS     OF " RIGS,    HARNESS,   riORSES.  DUNC  AN i    B. C.  Your patronage solicited  Telephone  in  Connectioa.  )i  ii  M-  n  n  n  n  x  4-}( x x xx-  xx xxx x--x^-*^x-xx XXX  R. B. ANDERSON  HIGH MADE'BjCYCLES  BICYCLE AND GUN  REPAIRING.    ACETYLENE   GAS  FIXTURES AND  GENERAL METAL WORKING  Fine lines, WATCHES, CLOCKS and JEWELRY REPAIRED.  SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED.  Pharmacist  X  Oddfellows Block    ���������    ���������    ������������������-  ���������^r-X-^X x ac X-X-1K-X-X  ���������    ���������    ���������    ���������    ��������� Duncan,, B.C.  - - X^i^X^^Xr^r-X~������r^������r-X-  -5  ii  ii  *���������  ii  ii  X  ii  X  -zX  WHITTOME  FOR DISPOSAL OP 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 cents per ton of 2,000 pounds  shall be collected on the gioss output.  ��������� Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  and over and' joint stock companies  holding free miners' certificates may  obtain  entry for a mining location.  A free mini's certificate is granted  for one or more years, not exceeding  five years, upon payment in advance  $7.50 per annum for an individual,  and from $50 to $100 per annum (or  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  ������amc with two legal posts, bearing  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-  additional  day allowed  for every additional  ten miles or fraction.   The  i fee for recording a claim is $5.  At-    least $100 must be expended  on the    claim     each year or paid to   er is used, claims 200  the mining recorder  in lieu thereof, be obtained.  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with  otlwr 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 thc 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 fcc$5, renewable yearly. On the North Saskat  flhewan 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 bfiok to the  base of the hill or bank, but not exceeding 1,000 feet.   Where steam pow-  feet wide may  ing a fee of $2.00. A claim may be  abandoned and another obtained on  the same creek, gulch or river by giv-  *ing notice and paying a fee.  Work must be done on a claim each  year to the value of at least $200.  A certificate that work has      been  done must be </Stained each year;    if  not, thc claim tl&il be deemed to   be  abandoned,  and     open  to occupation  and entry by a free miner.  The boundaries of a claim may   be  defined absolutely by having a survey  made and publishing notices  in   tbe  Yukon official Gazette.  Petroleum���������All   unappropriated  Dominion lands in Manitoba, thc Northwest Territories, and.within tke Yukon  Territory, are open to prospecting for petroleum, and the Minister  may reserve for an individual or company having machinery on the land  to be prospected, an area of 1920 acres for such period as he may decjde.  the length of width shall not exece*  thrae times the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactor-  ly establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding G40 acres, including the  oil well will be sold to the prospector at the rate of $1.00 per acre and  the remainder or the tract reserved  namely, 1,280 acres will be sold  at the rate of three dollars an  acre, subject to royalty at such rate  as may be specified by order-in-coun-  cil.  JAS.  A.  SMART.  Deputy Minister of  thc Interior  Department of the Interior,  ,;,    ,  il  OILEDONIAN"  Leads Them    All  m QUALITY  :o:-  R. P. RITHET,  & Co., Ltd.  Pacific Coast   Agency.  VICTORIA, :-*: ���������-< :^;  ���������-.��������� ^-B.C.  The defence of no  part,    of the empire can  be a local  matter;  if it is not  the  interest of  the-whole,   that_what  we call  parts  of our  empire arc  merely  separable  items of an inorganic aggregate.     IE  the defence.of Canada .is the business  of Canada alone, politically  Canada  can be no more to Australia or     to  the  United  Kingnom than  is  Argentina  or the  United  States.       What  great empire has ever regarded     the  defence of    its frontiers as a  local,  and     not  as     an   imperial   concern?  Lord      Grey,   in  congratulating   the  Canadians on  the substitution of local for imperial forces at riaLifaxi anoY  Escjjiiinialt,   was  congratulating- them  on the weakness and the unreality of  the  British  empire.    Ami   this  incident   brings   out another  unpleasant  fact,  the little fact that we have no  imperial army.   , An imperial army is  not  merely  a force existing  for  imperial  purposes; it must be drawn, or  it must, be possible to draw it, from  the whole empire;  whereas  the British army is  drawn from only a fraction of the empire, geographically an  extremely small fraction.   If we had  an     imperial   army,   there  would  be  regular colonial  regiments,  availal-Ie  for service in  tini3 of war, and      at  the -disposition of the  imperial military  authorities,  in  the  same     way  as  the  regiments of  the home army.  Suppose a system of compulsory service   is   introduced  here,   with      the  sanction of   parliament, will the cv.1-  onials be willing to Come in?  If not,  will it not  be evident  that they    do  not regard themselves as part 0f i a  solid state?   It will prove that they  regard   their   interests   as   distinctly  separable  from   the  rest  of  the   empire.    To ignore, as we do now, colonial'views on imperial policy is not  consistent   with   our   present   system  of popular government.    There is   no  reason  why  the mass of people      at  home     should  have a voice  in  these  mailers, and the people in the colonies not.    There may  well  he an imperial  system   of government  -^BSa^S.sSSSS^-^-*-^*^'-'7-^7-v-fi- .-���������-'--'* ���������*"fSSSESSP'* ���������  GIVE YOUR  HEIR THE AIR  In one of our     famous Vih.tncy  Ga-  Carls���������light      running  an.l    noiseless  -gears���������easy     springs���������a    cart    to  be  proud of��������� Mother and Baby will enjoy tho outing.  Reclining    Go-Carts,     like illustea-  tion     below,     with    varnished  Reed  Body, upholstered figured Repp. Complete with lined lace parasol.  $!8.oo  FOLDING GO-CARTS  aie more popular than ever. No  wonder! They make little 'demand*on  your purse or on the moom in your  home.. Cart like the above illustration with mattress, cushions, varnished reed front and back���������Complete  With lace parasol���������      c  The GoCarts you have been looking  for. ifc ������$9 oo  WI-IITNEY-S  Teer of all, the acme of perfection.  Send for    illustrated sheet of 25 new  styles.  Weiler Bros.,  ���������VICTORS,   B.C.  s&ssgj^ESSsTa^a  BESi  To Make Hard Tiir.es Good        I  and Good Times    Better i  Btty Your Meats From  NEXT DOOR TO THOMSON'S HARDWWARE STORL  WE CAN SATISFY YOU "  H. & W,  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  NOTICE is hereby given that at the  next sitting of thc Licensing Court  to be held at Ladysmith, I intend to  which 'apply for a transfer of the retail li-  does not appeal immediately to lliejquor license now held by me  whole people, of the colonics as j for the premises known as' the  much as of the United Kingdom. The ,Kings Hotel situate -on Lot 1, Block  empire   will  not be  on  a sure  basis    97,   Ladysmith,   B.   C,   from  until we have established through all  its parts a community both of imperial  rights and of iinrorial duties"  The' new barber at Winston's shaving emporium.   High  street, -is  s-aid  fo be a very clever man with  the razor���������a   trial   will  convince.  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 Gataere    ������i  Dental work will be promptly and  carefully looked after at Dr. R. B.  Dior's office, -on High Street, whore  he may ba found at am- time.  Nit  i������K  "asSfl  0  Ladysmith  remp'e No. 5 Rathbone  Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's ball  2nd and <th Tuesday at 7.30 p. m.  Mrs. Kate Tate, secretary.  Solicitor,  Etc.  fo   Loan  1st Avenue  -L4DYSMITH  ItiTili^'riWfTiVi'i ITiflTiTniiiNiii'iirTiii iTmri'������"if THE   0   AltV .tftfllBR  . -,r*J������*k f\^~        *   -_-    _  LOCAL NOB  The English Derby Sweep closes on  Saturday, the 27th. Tickets $1.00 at  Stewart's.  WANTED���������A-n   experienced   Waitress  for the Shawnigaii Lake Hotel. 4ip-  ply -     MRS. A. KOENIG,...  Shawnigaii.  Mr.   Jack man,  of  Nanaimo,   was  in  lhe citv this morning.  Mr.  F. L. Baby wa.s a, passenger lo  Victoria this morning.  Miss ii.  Michael was a passenger to  Duncans this morning.  Mrs.   L.  J.  Peakc, of Victoria,     i.s  rcgis(crc\l   at   lhe   AL,-otsfonl  Intel.  ViCf ORIA DAY  Celebration  NANAIMO, 1905  Baseball,    Football,   Basketball,   Ri    1     Shoot,      Gun   Slnot,      A1hl:.K  Sports,   Regatta,   Chiluiens'   Singimv, to close with a grand  Display of Fireworks  Air. II. Ward went down to Vic-  tor'a on thc morning train.  Air. II. Colliiison went down this  lnorniii-i- to t-he capital, at which  place he will spend Victoria  Day.  HANDBALL.  Tho handball  mulch played    11  '.lie*  Esplanade   alley,   Morrison   and Sander-cm   vs.  Talc and McClatchie last  even In.*   rc-mllcd   in  11   win   for      -lie,,  lalter couple,   who defealed  their op-  pa'U'J-1- 21   to>1 n.  ~~* After (he  m-alch   a meeting       was  held  to elect  ollicers etc.   The oll'ice/s  elecled   were:   President,   Wm.   Beveridge;     Secrelary-liwisuii'r, ���������   Mr. .1.  Taie.  Theie are  now  21   members   in   the  dull.    Thc entrance  iee is  .ft.00  and  all  wishing  to  join  should  commi.ni-  cnlo with (lie secretary.  ONE  BIQ DAY'S SPORT  N j idle moments staits at ten o'clock in the morning and c'on-  t   ue5|until ten o'clcck at.night  A Splendid Day  T1IK FIELD  SPORTS WILL  BE  H HLD  OX  TIIE  CRICKET GROUND  IN  TIIE   AFTERNOON,   COMMEXC! ING  AT 1.30 O'CLOCK.  ONLY  ONE  ADMISSION, 2JU.ENTX, TO THE CRICKET FIELD.   EVERYTHING   ELSE   FREE. tf-I- '���������������  hcursion Katfs From all Points  Tin* Herald says the'ollicial pro-  gr-nniiii' for Victoiia Day celebration is just umiod out of its job  olliie, and 1h.1l 310 arc being dis-  tiihule.l in Ladysniilh 1,000 lu-in'; reserved lo be sen! out in Nanaimo tomorrow  morning.  CELEBRATION   COMMITTEE  AIRETING     TONIGHT !  111TI e members of  the July  hsl  i-eie-  bivt on committee arc remiii-icl  thut  the first business meeting taKC-s p'aci-  lonight.     at    S o'clock,    -n  Pi  -null  loom adjoining   the  ���������Jpo.-a  1 n ue   It  is hoped  lhat one    anil nil will make  an effort  lo be     present     Those who  arc   ink res led      in   this  ������������������vr's  eveui  are    w thout      d 011 lit.     inort  anxiors  "lo     have    a cclchrAion     which will  be    a     cicdit' to  the     city.        This  can hc    accomplished only  with  hi'i'd  work, by     working in ponce'., mn* on  and  in order     that- a good sk-rt can  he madc thc     committee* men sl.r-n.d  not   Tail to le- present at the nicct'ii?  tonight,  each   Mly  deter .nim-.l   to do  Irs utmost to place things on a business looting    and  to :;et  **ia;M O:\vn  to hard  work    without      de-ay.   '1 c~  nichl the commit tons     Jo ������������������irct; 1h--  vurio-s  branches  of  the celebration  will bo appointed.  *-*-..  CONTRIBUTIONS.  Contributions   arc   published, if   written on subjects Wiat arc of general   interest.    All   communications  must      be signed by  the correct  name of tlic writer, not for publication,   but as evidence  of good  faith.    A  letter may be published  over   any   name.    Thc   publishers  of  this  paper do not in any way  endorse,, guarantee, or accept    as  correct,' any of      the sta tern en Ts  made   in such   communications.   OO'OO   Editor  Ledger,   Sir,���������  Thc wet  weather is again upon us  and   the  vexing runestion of drainln���������,  the lower end of  thc city has  to be  raced.    Doubtless the Provincial      v-  ernmc.t  will   attend  to their  end  ol  tlie work and     put the drain of the'  Victoiia  road   in     goo I, serviceable  e-ondilion���������let     the   council   do   what  they are in duty, bound do.   Kitchener Street is  the proper place,       an:'  file most  natural for the main  drain.  If a contract  were let $100 would op-,  en up and   tile-drain   Kitchener si rev I  from   lhe   Esplanade   lo  Second avenue.    If Ihe present  road work sysleii*  ecu i in lies,      $:,0(l, would barely cover  the cost  of llie same work.    I eonsid  er  Mr.   Gould   is justified  and   in     n-  way arbitrary in  refusing  the council  lhe privilege oT running the cily sewerage  through      his  property.       The  council  are "not  justified" jn  providing     work'      for  citizens  out  of  pun  sympathy,      hut  are  unqiueslionably  bound   lo get   the lies!   returns for th  least outlay.  KCMTHX.  Editor   Ledger,   Sir,���������  II   is  with  considerable  regret-  that  1 reed in your current  issue thal'Al-  |;di*,riiian     llawoith   had  actually   left  Ladysmith.  He  was  (and  I  think all  will agree) a valuable mem her of ihc  aldcrnianic   board.    I am  sorry -that  we had no, oppoi tunily of giving him  a hearty   send-off   which  lie deservid,  and   I hope   (lint   he   will   meet   with  un'iuiil-J   prospviily   iu   lhe   Golden  North.  'ihis  leases   the  city council   minus  1 wo of its  members,  and   lain,      to  say the  least,  curi<-us   to know   what  tlk-y in lend   to do about   it.    Pei squally,  I am of the opin'on that Walloper and   Progms should  be called  in  to     assist  in   the  governing  of   the  city, a.s they app'ar.lo know  il all.  To my  mind  they a*'** altogether too  fresh.      (.Fools step in  where angels  feer to  tread.)  Mr.   Editor,   I trust,  the good  work  ol' cl'earing up and^ impiou-menl  will  not cease, and as ihc alderman     of  ihe  Nasi  waul  is   the only  one  now  of the bunch   with any  kudnc   ( he certainly   isn't a mugwump)  1   think  he  should  be  given   full, license  to      go  ahead.    If lie is so busy lhat he needs  help,  why.  Iht'ii,  let him-call on the  lire chief and city architect   for their  valuable counsel  and  assistance;   Uie  utter'would, I am sure, lie uiistiotc.l  wilh advice and  professional  opinion.  I   don't   recommml   the aldei man  of  some of lhe wards,  because they  cut  very little  (if  any)   ice:   Of  course,  they aie ali' rigl?t for minor positions'  such as chairman of committees etc.  They  might  justify   their election   to  the aldermanic       board, .and      they  would   be of assistance if' they would  cause      the-   catching     gf that  .���������elping.a.nd almost invariil ^-' tagfle-ss  mengrcl that follows the chief of police-continually on his round of duty,  if they further desire to distinguish  themselves, let them take up the  ���������>estion of municipal ownership of  the city scavenger work, and solve  the problem of how much would-"- be-  $3:"),000, NOT $5,000  j    By. a    typographical     error  in the  ' ledger \oslcrelay     regarding the sale  1 of the    Wcstholmc     group of mines,  I 5,000 was printed where J.35,000 was  inknded,   Ihe price said  to have been  p.ii-i  for  the  properties.  IS   IT  ALBERTA,   ENGLAND,  ���������     OR  ELSEWHERE?  "Wheie  they      lenlly   weie  going,"  wa.s the subject of an  animated disci s-iioii at  a    certain place of amusement  last     evening-.   Two gentlemen  who are noted  for their musical abil-  it: s were the     c-.litre of much inter-  e*-1.   They   are    leaving the town on  Tin rsday and    strange as it may be,  1:0 ther     of them     seem  to have the  b jutcst  idea     where they lire going.  Il'io'ile who     were    sorry to hear ot  their   impending ���������   departure fii;;,uired  inletCKkdly as    lo their destination,  but a sweet chiruping laugh was the  inly reply they    could obtain, except  ^occasionally     when one of     the two  would   volunteer     some    information  too ridiculous     to be considered seriously, so the bystanders were obliged to     resort to     o-ucssing.   Once a  ] lice was suggested that at this time  of year is rather     too warm-for lhc  voi'.ng men in question.   At all event'  whether   Ihey .go to     Alberta,  England Ireland or     Elsewhere, it is  .0  1 P hoped 'that they    will mal c themselves as useful as they hsfvc done in  Lad-smith.   ������������������o���������   REAR SEEK ON THE  STREETS  OF NANAIMO  As showing'how ,quiet and nice the  streets of .Nanaimo are, a school,  teacher saw a bear near Wentworth  street yesterday. Although' Ho hcai  was several, months old, evidently .the  school teacher was the first man he  had seen up that street. The result  was that both rtere frightened. Nanaimo has been reported as quiet for  'some time���������this seems  to prove it.  NEW*      ;;  'Tlelrose Falls^Cheese  THAT  NICE MILD  CHEESE,   A   FAVORITE     WITH      SO  MANY,   IS  NOW IN STOCK.'  'MELROSE FALLS" IS MADE I'.Y    ONE      OF   THE   BEST   CHEESE  .'ACTORIES .IN ONTARIO AND   IS      ALWAYS WELCOMED BY THOSE  WHO  LIKE  GOOD  CHEESE.  ���������';'.: r jl'1''  W. T.HEDDLE   CO.  Williams' Block  Ladyamitli  Partic alar Grocers.  Telephone   1  ���������.landing fo the cridit of the city  ��������� 1 the end of the fiscal year. 'Ihis  s a matter deserving of serious enn-  ���������.ideratioii. With this suggest ion 1  vvill cr.-nclude, and promise not to  further impose on your good nature  ul valuable space (provi(\.l that  V'alloper and IMorjess ma ��������� 110 fur-  Iher Iwul breaks).  SOLLIKI.! .  .ORSON  r..������j3ssr  FOR the 24th  1  DRESS SWELL, YOU HIGMT AS WELL  A   LARGE VARIETY  TO SELECT    FROM INr   THE    WAY   OF  TIES,   SHIRTS,      FANCY   VESTS, FANCY   SOX,   ETC.  CALL  EARLY  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C  WILLIAMS   BLOCK..     ���������   - ���������  TELEPHONE 6-7  '&  BASEBALL.  Following are the names of the  players at the .-ball game'in Nr-n limo  tomorrow:  Nanaimo���������Oversly, Fanner, Friend  Graham, Aitken, Cameron, - .sl.riai  and  Halo.  Ladysniilh���������Morrison,  White,   Fri-ii  ilerson,  J.'Kerr, St.   Kerr,  I).   Kerr,  Thomas and  Clarke.  ��������� ������   *   *  ASSOCIATION,  The secretiiry of the  local  football  club   received   a. very   cordial   imitation  from   the  PresidenI of  the Van  conver Lca.guo for as many members  as chose  to  do so,   to  attend  a concert  to  be  held  in  the capik.1    this  .���������veiling, at which the cup won (?) bi  the-Garrison   will be  presented      to  that   team.   4.   Knight's Book Store wishes to 10-  (ify their customers that they will  be CLOSED on Wednesday, and  Thursday, May 21th and 25th. Will  be open until 10 p. m. Tuesday ior  the convenience of customers,  gsssasssf?  ALL SIZES  ALL COLORS  ALL PRICES  WE     HAVE A  BEAUTIFUL  RANGE OF THESE GOODS,  IN  FACT,  YOU  WILL  FIND  EVERY      KIND     OF    RUG  HERE   FROM  THE   LITTLE  DOOR   MAT   UP,   AT   PRICES FROM  25c to $15  Twelve-foot   Linoleum  Laid by an txp������rt  D3YSDALE-STfitfLa.it N  Go.   la^/STiith  &h .Wing-ft 0@,  Merchant Tailors  Ladies' and Gents'  Clothes Made to  Order.  PERFECT- FIT  GUARAMTE . ">.  LADYSMITH,   B.  C  jtimS   1.1 III*.  "Yes," said the lecturer, "I'm dealing in furniture these days."  "How is that?" asked a listener.  "Making one night���������"-slniic.s under n  lecture bureau, with the help of the  time tables."  NOj.RY      SHIRTS,   SWELL  TIES,      PRESIDENT    SUSPENDERS,     FANCY ,   SOX,  and, STRAW HATS.  New   line in   BOOTS    .and  SHOES.       Up-to-date    Chie-  dren's  FANCY SLIPPERS.  ���������   ��������� l������-l    ��������� -.H^���������>������������������^���������������������������M������"^���������'���������������  We keep open until 9  o'clock Tuesday evening.  "Wlieii to Cut Weertn.  She���������When should a young widow  discard her weeds? He���������Oh, I don't  know, but I suppose she should cut  them out just as soon as she wants to  raise a second crop of orange blossoms.  Decision of character will often give  to nn inferior mind command over a  superior.���������Wirt.    Both Cot-ia .*-���������*--  Mrs. Trait���������My husband is n sort of  jack of all trades; he can do almost  'Anything. Mrs. Guyboy���������And mine ia  n sort of jack of clubs; he belongs to  fifteen different societies and can do  almost anybody!  Cnnae  and  Effect.  Mi f kins���������Wasn't Benedict's death  rather sudden and unexpected? Bif-  kins���������Well, it was sudden, but not  necessarily unexpected. His wife had  just graduated from a cookiug school.  Adversity is sometimes hard upon a  man, but for one man who can stand'  prosperity there are a hundred who  will stand adversity.-  CHEAP   RATES.  Thc Esoaiimalt and   Nanaimo  Railway  are offering special  in lucemenis  to passengers to attend  the Victoiia  Day celebration at  Victoria on   '.he  21th.   The rate is only $1.50  return,,  with..half  fare  for children  under   12  years of ate,   the tickets  being 3coil  from Wednesday,  21th, until Sunday,  28i.li.    For   the convenience of.those,  who    are    unable to  .witness more"  thin  one day of  the celebration,     a  special train  will leave Victoria    on.  Wednesday  night at  Jfl.30   p.m., giving  excursionists  an  opportunity    to  witness the display of  fireworks    at  Deacon Hill.  FIRST AVE.'���������'&��������� ���������  ROBERTS 3 T  TRANSFER OF  LICENSE.  NOTICE is hereby given that at" the  next sitting of Mie Liccrising.Courl  to be held at Ladysmith, I intend to  apply for a transfer of thc, retail liquor licence now held-by mc for the  premises known as Hie Centi.il Hotel, situate on Lot 4, l.lcck 20, Ladysmith, B.C., from myself to Joseph Pelligrnilli And from Central  Hold to premises to be erected on  lot IS, Block 2S.,  FRANK  BARDESONO.  Ladysmith, H C, May !.-������, 1905.  NOTICE.  From      this  date,  the  undersigned"  will   not  he  responsible- for. any  itir-  debtediicss ���������; incurred- except on       a  written ���������'order signed by the secretary  Rowland  Machin,  V.."T.   EXPLORATION &'DEVELOPMENT CO.,  LTD.  ' Noir Personal Liability.  Victoria, B. C.���������May 1-8th, 1005.  T.'HiioiT'OW being observed :.as a general holiday throughout the Province  all local stores will he closed for the  day. The Ledger will not be published tomorrow afternoon,', anil the next,  issue will appear -ori Thursday.  Pr. R. B. Dier is again back, and  his ollice will be opened regularly  her������ after.  Ladysmi Doaf Win,  Launch and Pleasure Boats of all  descriptions for Hire. Boats built  to order and Repaired. Spoon'oars a  ���������Speciality.  HARRUP AND TIAYEDN.  BOAT     BUTLDERS.  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  Notice js hereby given that at the  next sitting of the licensing Court  to be held at Ladysmith, I intend to  make application for a transfer of  the retail liquor license now held \.\.  mc for the premises-known as the.Pilot Hotel, situate on Lot 9, -block.  T2ft Ladysmith, B. C, from myself to J. B. Thomas.  GEORGE  HANNAY  Ladysmith, B. C, 13th May, 19.05.  ""TRANSF-ElT^oTTrCENSE"'. '"  NOTICE.is hereby given that at Hie  next sitting of the Licensing -Court  to be held at Ladysmith, I intend to  apply for ��������� a transfer of the retail liquor license now held by mc for Uu  premises known as .the Island Home  IIot?l, situate on Lot .'I, Block 20,  Ladysinith, B. C, from myself to  Agnes Knight.  II.   L.   BATES.  Ladysmith,   B.   C, May   12,   1905.  USERSOF  WHITE SWAN S  Stand a good chance to win a  ORA^OPHONE  Every 25 cent purchase of     While Swrn  Soap entitles you to   a  chance in Ihe drawing for this   high   grade  Berliner  Grani-o-Phone.  I Are you prepared for the Holidays? i  i  1 We have a nice assortment of L?d  dies' Neckwear, [Belts, Shirtwaists,  Ties, etc., etc.  1  >  Also a Big Line of-,  CANVAS F00TWjn  LADIES' TAN BOO  GENTS' KID BOOTS  The  best goods obtainable   at   the  right prices  =  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd.  GAT ACRE ST.  flj-hs*5iJ--"i       "-'TWr    -I  i  !  ���������  LADYSMITH  W. G. Fraser  Merchant Tailor,  (1st Avenue)  Spring Stock on hand. Call cariy and  get your choice.  s.  means  SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT  Our   Spring  Stock   has   just  arrived,-and   now Js  a good  time to    paint.  Covers more and  lasts .longer   than any other' Paint-on the market.  LADYSMITH HARDWARE-C0.9'Ltd  Charlie    Dunn  MERCHANT TAILORS  '��������� '"^"A  NEW   'SPRING   AND, SUMMER GOODS JU'ST; ARRIVED.  ������������������;:  Charles J)-, nn. of the -aliovo firm,  visits Ladysmith every''Siiiulay for the  iiurpose. of  taking,measurements and    seeing customers    personally.    May  be ssen at tlic Hotels.     We guarantee all stock and a perfect;. Tit at   the  lowest possible rates.   Suits from      $15-00 up.   Pants; from $4.00 up. All  '���������TTand-nia.il-. ���������'���������.        ; '������������������������������������������.'��������������������������� ���������'���������.-.���������><: ���������--������������������������-....'���������  CT*3t11>.*SO<!K*������HC!<U.  ..-.v..,^lREvUFE ANLVACCIDENT INSURANCE  '^V^^l^T^'^-xi/.'',:^ '   "'ObLLE-eTED V  i)EI;:i)S,   WILLS,   MORTGAGES,   C ONTRACTS     AND   AGREEMENTS  ���������      ���������      ''.'.' ;'���������*    ;       ":. . .; *:DRA'.WN.  ' -  JOHN STEWART  CONVEYANCING  P. O. Box 268-  NOTARY;  PUr-LlC.  ^aaaffi^Ess  BARGAINS     J  In ALL JLIHSS  OF GOODS CAR  RIED liY US  WATCHES, CLOCKS  RINGS, JEWJ������1RY,S}.L  VERWARE, FANCY GOODS OF ALL KINDS  B-FORCfMHER  WATCHMAKER,   JEWELER,   OPTICIAN  First Avenue,    X   X   X      Ladysmith,    B.   C  Dr. R. B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All work guaranteed, and at reasonable rates. I  r  High St. Ladysmith  OPEN AT ALL HOURS.  Fresh  CHOCOLAETS  JBftvji(% riq������rpv  11O16 nmm  1st   1 venue,  --r-  Lad/smith.  .���������:.Am1a,  m

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