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 .... .I.  i.. i. in .I ��������� ��������� ��������� <   -������."i>^   V,  s  DUNCANS &  LADSYHITH  /  Daily Le  i-^y-  ' i--_Jz������ -���������-���������fa  *' Z17 ]"A p 1 JJv -  VC  mO������SMITH  & DUNCANS,  VOL. 2,  TUESDAY,     MAY 9, 1905  PRICE FIVE CENTS  ������������������:";.-.-."\V';':".,''^&7:;&?L  'SI  -5.1  4.  * L  -.������  1>.  J5TH MEETING OF  C1TYCOUNCE.  , i  Letter   Received From Premier  McBHde's Secretary re Gov<  emment Agency  City's Protest Against Withdrawal is Receiving His Honor s  Consideration  Business    brought   up   at the 15th  meeting of the   City Council held in  the Council    Chambers last evening,  -  was slack    .   With the   exception of  the passing of a fow accounts and the,  dealing with two or three communications, scarcely anything was done.  Mayor Coburn presided, and the Aldermen present were .Messrs. Nicholson,    Beveridge,    Blair,  Malone and j  M.ryden.        ' **  The first communication was from  .the secretary of the union of Canadj  an Municipalities, inviting the Council lo become a member of the un.  ton. Contained in thc letter was a  long list of the,benefits a city would  dcrhe if it 'we're a mcmiber. Entrance lees, etc., were also quoted.  Aid. Beveridge "was of the opinion  that the financial standing of the City at the present time would not  -warrant thc Council joining-* tli������ union. He made <i motion that the letter be received and filed, and seconded by Aid. Bryden tho same passed.  se3.  ) Thomas O'Connell wrote the Coun-.  cil accepting the proffered position of  Truant Officer.   T'he    acceptance was  received.   The officer's salary will be  $10 per month.  A ��������� letter was. read from the Vancouver Rubber Company re the new  lire hose cart. A price l.-rst was enclosed. The cart which the Council  proposed purchasing was quoted at  $85. The freight on the 'same would  amount to $36.80. Aid. Beveridge  inquired  if it  would not be possible  MISER ON CHfllSTIAHITY  AND WARFARE  Speaks Admiringly of He.  roic Deeds of Japanese  Soldiers  Russia's Defeat   is Due to  Deplorable State of Its  Christianity  ntn VISITS (UNMEANING OF JAPAN'S ATTITUDE TOWARD FRANCE  Berlin, May 9.���������Tlic Evangclizch  Kirchenzeitung prints a detailed report of Emperor William's rcnu.ks  when swearing- in naval recruils at  Williamshaven, in which, according  to thc very brief part published at  the time, he cited tho Japanese as a  luminous example of patriotism   ������-tnd  Mr. A. C. Stewart Expres.  ses Satisfaction at Present Conditions  He Remarks Upon the Re  duction of the Teaching  Staff  Russians Say She Fears Togo Will be Beaten and  That She, Will Use Pretext of French  Violation  to have   new    wheels put on thc old  cart.   He was   not willing to expend  .       . ...  soldiery    fidelity*.      flic  Kirchenzci-  such a -large   sum    on a new cart if   .       , :  /. .   .  - itun-v's resume of the speech is us   .li  the   old one could   be repaired at a   -ows:  The Emperor refeneJ to the heroic deeds of the Japanese and niued  that tbey are born oufTof '.' pniicse  patriotism ' and love for liilc'icn  which in return resulted in splendid  discipline in the army and nwy. ae  must not,  however, draw    ,'ic     con  smaller cost. The letter was ultimately laid over for one week and .in  thc meantime the clerk will ^ee D.  Murray and ascertain the cost oLhav  ing the old cart repaired.  A letter from the private" secretary  of Hon. Premier McBride,' was read.  It stated that His Honor was in receipt of the letter from the City  Clerk, protesting against the proposed withdrawal of the government  agency from this district. The letter  would receive the Premier's confiider-  ation, and the Council would be notified of his decision.  Sanitary ^.Inspector's report as received and filed. ]' .  Accounts amounting to $29 were  handed to the finance committee to be  paid.      *   ,  Mr. A. C. Stewart, inspector "of  public schools, paid Ladysmith a visit this morning and made an inspection of the local school. Mr. Stewart  was interviewed by a' Ledger Reporter  (his afternoon.  Jn   the, course of  the conversation,  lie remarked   that tin schools     were  in     a fairly      satisfactory" condition.  One important change was noticeable  to him,  viz.,  the decreasing of    the  teaching staff by one teacher. Be was  of thc opinion that the present teaching staff was  not large enough     for  the big attendance of scholars.   Con  siiicriiig the present  attendance,     he  did not  think the diminishing of the  ���������i    ���������      , r . ...        .  , staff was altogether wise, esneciallv  elusion  from   Japanese  - .cioncs   of I .,      ,������       ��������� '. ^ny^1*"!  ' Jso near the close of the school vcar.  a heathen over Christain  people  U'-it  Buddha     is    superior  to  our  Lord  Christ.        The Russians'  defeat,  iu  his opinion, was due to thc feet -hat  Russian christiantity" was  in  -.   deplorable condition.   Thc Japanese, on  ���������lhe     oihjr hand,  could show many  Christian  virtues.    A  good christain  makes a good  soldier.    Among     the  German people,  too, christian tity is  in a  bad condition  and hc doubted  whether we Germans in case of war,  would have    the right to'.'pray God  ...    m .      ,,.,.,   .,     ���������+,..������������+    -or victory to force it from him ..ikte  Aid.   Blair stated that thc street i -   ' ... -       .^.   ., ,   ���������,  ......        , .    i ���������_!,'.*. (Jacob wrestling with the angel. - he  committee had been down to.lookat ' TL . ���������   .,i    '  t n    i j.      i 4       i ���������..* ...1.I4.1. wic   Japanese are lhe scourge of Godlike  Isaac Gould's place, about which -lis       ���������.������������������- ������  ,. ..      .    ,  ,-,. ������������������.���������.i���������.���������4.  mL, : Attita and Napoleon. It devolves up-  solicitor had lodged a complaint the., r .       ���������  "i       n.i "    Ti    <i,���������..~K4-:I0,l "us to take care that God does  previous      week.     Thc  aid.   thought.!     .-/���������.. . ������������������*,-,  '      -        ,-,.-. ..���������������������������..���������  ������,������    I not-chastise us some day with such  there would have, been a report from  '���������   c   r     >, .  the chairman- of /the committee.   :As-'*vs ourge  the  Aid.  Ha worth  was not present  matter was left, in abeyance for one  week. ' 'i  Aid. Beveridge inquired if anything  more.had been heard .from the Water  Works Comfany re the hydrants hit  were required in the city. The'clerk  said .that no Word -had .been received.  ROOSEVELT ON RAILROAD LEGISLATION  The President   Discusses Ques^  tion at Chamber of Com"'  jiierce Banquet  Denver,    Col.,     May 9.���������President 'absolutely necessary that the nation  POLICE COMMISSIONERS MEET  The police commissioners met "in  Mr. J. Stewart's office last evening.  Those present were the Mayor, Commissioners Blair and Hampson .-nd  thc     city clerk.    The. object of the  At this period of the ye^r, it was  not in thc interests of the children to  move them into a division presided  over hy a teacher fresh to them. Mr.  Stewart said lie made these remarks  coi-sider,ing the'present attendance.  At the time .the staff was decreased,  the attendance was possibly small,  but during the summer months, it  always grew.  Asked if he would advise -the trustees to increase the staff, Mr. Stewart said he would not at present. He  considered it too' near the end of the  school year to suggest any fresh alterations. It was, however, unfor.  tunatc that the change had been  made. -  Mr. Stewart was asked if this was  his first visit to Ladysmith since the  new school, house had been opened.  He replied that it was, aiid .stated  hc considered the new building a very  ���������commodious and  well "furnished one.  The Inspector remarked  that   '"the  Of Neutrality to   Demand  fulfillment   of   Great  Britain's Obligations as  Her Alley  (Associated Press Despatches.)  St.  Petersburg,  May  9.���������The  Jap- 'patience, of France and  force  her to , '������������������& ft(' Konhai   Bay,   (south.*.aLd    of  anese .threats against France arc not | take a dangerous step, and Km til now | Honkoc Bay), on the     coa^t of Annan*  for the purpose of taking     en  provisions  and flesh  water.        When 4  Admiral  Dejono,uieres  was  informed  of the Russians, letum,  he proceeded  taken very seriously here.   The Russi ' France has shown tact and moriera  ZrU^Sn������niir it0 rinUi'V*������'<- Japan  may desire  to  draw  in  that   /u.miral   Rojestvensky  has    not '--,,.,,,,.     ,   ,   ,,.    .    . .      -  overstepped   tl.e limits of neutrality. -Fua"ce*  bul ������������������������������ 'is .impossible      in  In view of thc excited state of the  jv-ew oi Great Britain's reserve."'  Japanese over the possibility of iho 1   The-Sviat warns Japan against-of-  fruit of  their  previous land and  sea   Ending France's pride, and says ihc  victories being swept away,  Japan's . Fre-*c-* licet would not leave a trace  protests arc considered quite natural   <-'* Togo on the sea. the paper     ac-  but her mandatory attitude towards   CUSas Great Britain, which, ��������� it says,  a chivalrovs  country  like  France  is    hastened      the present war.  "Great  regarded as a blunder.     While Gre.-il   Britain,"  the    Sviat adds,   "is  -he  Britain  is  expected   to  support  her    night-mare  of French ministers."  ally and secure fair play should J a- 1   T*1C Kus,s insists that the situation I  pan.press France 1 oo far, Great Bri- is i������ no. sense critical, saying, "Great trality. regulations and that thc  lain, it is said, can be,counted ipon , Br-lain *ears nothing so much as s*������Ps of thc Russian squadron aTong  to use, all _iier influence and. calm tho iwar* *->lie sccs the (cirible spectre *ne Judo-China coast weie for. the  statesmen   of  Tokio.    The   interests \of Germany which impatiently   ,v.i.';   purpose of resting Ins cow. The  of Japan-would not be served ac- ( a false step by Great l>-.'t.i:n. Great Russian admiral said he would de-  cording to thc opinion here by an ex-_, Britain can be relied upon to c.'.::.sel Parl t'1*-' following dav rlhe French  tension of the hostilities unless  Ad- * "her ally not to draw in  a third nar-  to konhai and requested Admiral Ro-  jC3t\e;:s.cy immediately to withdraw  outside territorial wateis. The Russian Admiral gave Dejonquicres his  word that hc intended to leave his an  choragc and take lo (he open sea.  He also informed Deionquicies that  in his communications with the land,  he had not  violated any of the   ncu-  miral Togo is beaten in which case  it} is not doubted that Japan will  use the pretext' of French violation  of neutrality to demand, the ftilliU-  nient of Great Britain's obligations  as her  ally.  The opinion is held in some quarters that'it is ex������ctly this contingency which Japan has in view. All the  newspapers discuss the subject. The  Nbvoe Vremya very sarcasticalIjM>ic-  tures. Japan as the ,<r,rcat dominatiiu-*  power of tho world, laying,down .the  laws,  issuing  orders and  making of  state.of .the schools was .in evetK;ieSr^*f^jestvensky--averH'ai'l3*-outIaw diiv  pect,* - fairly ��������� satisfactory.  Since his last visit, he .said, it was  clear to him, that the teachers had  been workings-very hard. The teaching staff was an efficient, hard work-  meeting was to give to the city po-,in- and conscientious one.  lice-instructions fas ti, their, duties in I   Mr*  Stewart leaves for .Duncan on  Roosevelt discussed railroad rate  legislation at the banquet given by  thc    Chamber of     Commerce in the  (for the state cannot possibly do it)  should assume a supervisory and regulatory function over the great    or-  Brown Palacef   Hotel.  The president  porations  which  practically  control  finished his speech after midnight  and this morning left for Chicago.  He said: "T want to say a word .as  to governmental policy in which I feel  that this whole country ougOit to  take a, great interest,''and which js itself but a part of a general policy  into which I think oar government  must go. I have spoken of the policy of extending the powers of the Inter-state Commerce Commission and  the highways of commerce.~*v,As with  everything else mundane,  when    you  get  that supervisory and regulatory  power on behalf of your nation you  will,  not    have cured all  the evils  that existed, and  you will not qaiell  future.   Both   Constable Hannay and  Night Watchman O'Connell  were ordered, to make daily reports.      The  general instructions given the police  were on the same lines as those governing ^the   Nanaimo force.   As soon  as     possible special rules will      he  drawn  up by the  local  commissioners for the Ladysmith constables.   *   AT THE ABBOTSFORD.  A.  C. Stewart, Vancouver.  P. G. Franck, Victoria.  t P. G. Cudlip, Victoria.  W. M. Brewer, Victoria.  D.  H. Mnij^ Vancouver.  D. P. Fisher, Vancouver.  F.C. Fisher, Nanaimo.  CARNEGIE AT  LIECESTER ENG.  to-morrow morning's train.  If, after the midsummer vacation,  the attendance was as large as it is  at present, lie thought it would be  necessary to en*ploy a staff of not  less  than  ten teachers.  SIGHTED FLOATV  ING MINE  San Francisco, Cal."7 May 3.���������  The schooner Triton just arrived here from the Marshall Islands, reports sighting a foaling mine adrift on April 21', in.  latitude 37^degrees 21 limit������  north long-it title and 169 degrees  west.  the expectations of the amiable hut __ Liecest Eng., May  9.-Aiidrcw  ill  regulated enthusiast  who  thinks ,, . ,:      .���������i������������������  ���������+  ���������-,������ ������������������  4.   .  b    ��������� . ,    ,,  ;, ,;i Carneg-ie, speaking today  at the op-  that you have cured all  these evils. "   '    r        J. __,._,.  .,  ,         .     .,,                   , enins of a    free library towards  tne  A  measure of good will come.      A ^ '"f. "' **    "  ,    " , _���������;,,   .,,  ,  ���������  ...         ,,,  ,   ���������    . [erection of which he has contributed,  measure of injustice will have been i                                        . _  .,   , .       ..                                             nrnv/.ninvi   hnr aw oiioii  hv i     Yon* took occasion to pay a tribute to Uio  ,������:rt2 r^:^:sti:'s::^ ���������������.:���������*-.������������-������ ��������������� "!.---���������  rates    they fix go into effect practi  cally at once. As I say, that represents, to my mind, what should be,  in part, the general-policy of this  country. The policy of giving-, not  to the state, but to the national gov-  fact clear in your minds or you will | .���������*���������>���������*������ h������ said- was wondcrlu.1. Lube laying up for vourselves a store dorsing the principle of Municipal  of incalculable disappointments. That ownership,' to which Leicester is a  is  the first thing. j staunch adherent, Mr.  Carnegie said  "Now for the second. .When you, a ' that all -matters requiring the giving  nation thai obtain power, remember ' away of valuable franchises whicli in  that harm  and not good  will  come ' their nature become   monopolies, the  eminent,    an    increased   supervisory   from   th(J g-ving.  ual^s  yQU give it  ��������� municipality,     should    undertake  the  and regulatory   power   over corpora  tions,  is    the   first   step and to my   ly. to      +.  just,j  jtniiui   tlie most     important-step.   In   to ,(io    jus'yCe  n- _ work.  with  the firm determination not  Uic'e for yourselves, but ."VVe in   the     new land," he said,  _     ���������    .   _   to   others;   that  you "are kss    advanced.   New  York had  '"'among youth, highways of commerce   will. ]K as jcalous to do justice     to ffiVen away     its    franchise  and was  thc days of the    fathers of the'older   ihc    raiiroa(|s    as   to  exact justice glad to get   capital! to meet its ever j *" y  for civilized nations were what they   fl.om (hem    W<J cannot afford in a51y .   rowi.ng   requirements.   But recently1    Kcp  had always been, that is, waterways   way in tllis CoUntVy to encourage   a we have begun to take a leaf out of  and roads,   therefore they were open   feeiing which would ido injustice wa your books.   In future franchises will  ���������to.all      who     chose to travel upon   nian  0f proiierty.   Whether the man te ciosciy guanlcd.  TORNADO VISITS  MARQUETTE  "��������� " ������������������   " ���������  Destroys  large   Portiou of  Residential and Public  Buildings  Marquette, Kas., 'May 9.��������� Twenty-  lour persons are known to have been  killed and over thirly-fi\e were injured in a tornado; the most disastrous in the history of central Kansas, which swept over this portion of  the state. One large section of Marquette, where the principal loss of  life  occurred was entirely wiped out.  en from   place  to  place  at Japan's  bidding and "poor-Rojestvensky;" thc  paper' continues,     '''wearied  and  not  knowing where to go, remains where  hc is." But      why does not the.  great Togo, who knows so well  where his enemy is anchored, attack  him and thus end all the complications. That would be better than  placing an embargo on French ships  and more simple than" bombarding  the ports of France in Indo-China.  Japan has grown vcrv pompous.    ler   ��������� .  frown inspires the world with a wo, ' DeJ0������*lulcrcs> the French naval corn-  but it is passing strange that. 'to-. manAcV io see that Rojestvensky ful-  jestvensky has not been seized with !ly oljsei'vwi *he promise he had al-  the universal.fright. " .ready given to leave French waters.  The Novosti says France did well Thcse ordcrs rcs-ilted from the rc-  to come lo an understanding with ! ccipt of a detailed despatch giving an  Great Britain in view of the danger  account     of      Admiral   DejoiKifiieies  ���������J'-'  The SIovo prints a rumor of the  discovery of enormous defalcations in  the commissary ���������* department of the,  army.  SPOILS OF WAR.  Hedsida, Yemen Province of Turkish Arabia, May 9.���������The spoils -cap  turcd by the rebels at Saana April  20 included 30 guns, 30,000' rifles and  much ammunition.- The garrison and  the Turkish officials were permitted  to leave the city. Rica Pasha, ;om-  mander of_the Turkish troops Jn. J������.u-  ma'n', lias been superseded by Marshal Ahmed Fezi Pasha,- who has i-ecn  reinforced by eight battalions of Albanians.  NOT PERMITTED TO JOJN.  .Paiis, May 9.���������Orders have been  sent to the civil and naval authorities ' in French Indo-China, not to  permit the junction within French  wateis of thc Russian naval forces  under      Admiral   Rojestvensky      and  Admiral then returned fiom Konhai  to advise the Fiench go'eminent of  the result of thc lnieniew. Hc le-  turncd to Konhai visterday for the  purpose of seeing whether Rojestvensky's promise to go to sea had been  carried oiit, and found the Russian  warshirs'still at theii anchorage-but  preparing "to .depart. Admiral Rojcstvensky assured him that the en-  tiro, squadron would leave during the  night. .     _^ 4,  : FEELING  ID STRONG.  Tokio,  May 9.���������Thc feeling of    :e-  se'nttneut against fiance foi   the"  as-"  sislaucc given the Russian second Pacific      .squadron  continues,  to       iini  high, and is finding expicssien in     a  variety of ways.    The nearness of the  Russian squadron  and  the natm:.  of  the  preparation  which   Admiral    Ro-  jcstvi*ns,J.y is known  (o have made in  French  waicis seem to have s-udden-  ly convinced      many people tha''   it  would havs heen  impossible  for  '.o-  jestvenskv  to have come to  the Pai  which     threatens Indo-China, which  the paper  insists is  not imaginary.  "From thc beginning," thc Novosti continues, "Japan has done ovcry-  Rear  Admiral   Ncbogatofi".    Instnct-JEast without assistance which'   1ms  ions haie also been sent to Admiral 'given  a sinster   ton-   io   thc  lcsent-  ment. Many eyes ai i turned towaid  Great Britain in the msis It is ai-  gued tlfal Franco had aided Rojestvensky and enable.) h m to icach the  Chinese wateis and ihe final aid \,w-  en the Russians m Indo-China amounts (o an act of belhgexancy.  I'heie-an* many demands lhat Japan  invoke the alliance uidi Great 43ii-  tain.  meeting with Rojestvensky. The. despatch says. the Russian sqradron  made a four days' cruise on thc high  sea outside the three mile limit  and  thing in her power  to exhaust     the.   then  returned last Saturday anchor-  (  Continued on   Page  Four.)  NEW ZEALAND  AND AMERICA  San Francisco,  Cal., May !).��������� Tlie  American    consul general  at  Ajj'.*:-  land, .N.Z.,.  Frank Dillingham,      has  arrived here on  a vacation  trip.   He  has   bein the  American consul   representative    in    Auckland     for  eight  years. During      that  time American  imports there have increased    n  \i 1-  uc from $1,000,000  to  $8,0fi0,M0O.  "Just how New Zealand's new  tariff will effect Anicric.i.n imports"  into that country I am not ''.-pari  ed lo say" remarked Mr. DiMin^jli.im.  "Under" the new tariff England i>;  given a distinct advantage ever all  other foreign countries. Still, New-  Zealand will have to buy ��������� r * "ly  from the United States.     .11    f tiielr  WINNIPEG NEWS.  Winnipeg, Man., May fl.���������During Ap  ril 259 cars of United States settlers' effects entered the Province at  Gretna and Emerson, being nearly a  thousand actual settlers. Value of effects $175,000.  Winnipeg   building   perniiis   for   ihc  season   have  now   readied   the   posi-  YACHTS  ON TRIAL  New York, May .'I.���������Thc .eleven-  y.'O.'n.s niici-'i for Ihc Kaiser's mp  race across ihc Atlantic from San.ly  tion of fourth in America, bring .'"Sii llook li's^iisliip arc being given "their  buildings for $:!,( Ill,.Slid nearly all fn.-l prcpaiaU'ons for ihe''Contest. By  for homes. This i.s nearly one nil- the end of ihj.s week all will l,c"  Uon ahead of last year this time. ready'for the start, on May IB, and  Premier Roblin was much better 'a day or so before .that time the ma-  last night. .His improvement was jority will be -at anchor inside Sau-  steady during thc day. The attack J dy Hook, awaiting the ollicial send-  of bronchitis was a severe one.      it . away.    Most  of  thc   yachts, already  ��������������������������� have been docked and  their auxiliary  | propellers removed,   leaving no means  | of propulsion  except  by sail,       and  from now' on the crews will  he busy  taking aboard      stores for  the long  vovace.  will  be some time before he will  bo  able to leave his  room.  them.  {owns     the    biggest   or   the greatest      Turning to the free library scheme  orts from thc surrounding coun ,agricultural machinery and  try, show that the ^destruction to  life and property was widespread and  the list of dead and'injured-is growing constantly. A store room bc-  longino- to. Olaf Olson, a furniture  dealer, has been converted into a  temporary    morgue,     and     at  9.30,  Within    the  last  two generations    outside cornorations  in  the land,  or the benefit of which has been so much  we have seen systems grow up.    .-.nd 'whether   he  makes  each   day's  bread doubted jn 'tihis    country, Mr.  Carne-  now the top highway of commerce is   by  thc sweat of that'day's toil,  he ���������.:������, ,said he did not consider his dona- ,    ,        ,    _.      ,   .  , . ,.  th* railroad,  the ordinary road   for  is entitled  to justice and  fair deal- ^^'^    impor;tAnt   as.was the   twenty-four bodies had been^ brought  wheeled vehicles and  the waterways,  ing���������no more and no less.." fact that thc comrmmity had been ed- ,  whether    natiu-al  or  artificial, have  |  ^_  ucatcd'np   to the standard of taking'  lost all   their importance.   Therefore      *<���������-    ���������������   ������������������   c- *    -f,r-._  ucaica up    s-   of  their  mining machinery   -onios  fi cm  the United States, as well as all of  their   tobacco  and   many   lines       of  manufactured    goods like    oots  ��������� nd  shoes."  Mr. A-. C. Stewart, of Vancouver,  under this changed system we '.ec Public Sihrol Inspector, is in this  highways of commerce grow up each   city today.  unon itself     to support the  library,    ...,,, .   ,  upon ii������*>cir     lv       r-- cc]ij  oj. tl^ (jama���������,e )S ^nown.  Magistrate���������Did  , I understand you  to say     that     the part ics used high  in.      Following  the  storm,  the     ut-   words?*"Witness Th-ir   v,,"c.rs   were  most  confusion  prevailed,  and il will   ���������"ltchw*    ���������������'������>r    ���������''������''���������  ������������������"���������   ,iu' W(,,<ls  be some time before the actual     ex-  used were extremclv low.  of which is controlled by a single  corporation ������ or individual. Sometimes several of them  being control  led in combination by corporations .the pretty girl, "for you cannot look  or by a few individuals. When <*nch anything else." And his scheme  is the ease, in my judgment, it    i������ worked beautifully.--* J  which    will benefit the workmen and    their children above all others-'  free public   library in     which woik-  i    Kansas* City, Mo., May 9���������Advices ness  portion    sulTered   little damage,  from   Marquette,      Kansas,   say  that The Swedish,     Lutheran and Medio*  place was visited by a tornado early nist churches,     and the Opera IIous?  in the day,      twenty persons are re- blocks,    are in      ruins.   The tornado   employers'-  associat-jon   to   help  CHIGAGO STRIKE  SITUATION  Chicago,  III., May 9.���������A    shortage  in   the delivery of flour  to     grocers  and  bakeries,   was  threatened  by     a.  spread  of the teamsters' strike    to- l  the  | VESSELS SIGHTED.  j Hong Kong, May 9���������The German  steamer, Neumuhleii arrived today  from Colombo, March 28, and reported having sighted     forty-live vessels,  of which twenty     were war Vdu'ps, in  day.    The latest recruits  are  drivers  of the  Wenig Teaming   Com-   4,���������   ,.-���������;M-4���������    ,     -,- .,   ��������� ���������    .���������  fo ������ the   vicinilv of     Kamnanh Bav,  An-  panv, a large concern chicflt engaged ',. -,,���������    '   - rp. ,.        ,.��������� ���������,  -,,... n ,- -   " "       nam., Mav     .*). The coasting steamer  m   delivering  flour   for   nulling  com-,-,  run  sou'.  panics.  All of the men quit work when one  of them was discharged for refusing  to deliver io boycotted department  stores. A direct, result of thc strike  will he a shortage of 15,000 barrels  of flour a week according to George  K. Wc-i-'g,     "unless we can get the  us  la.iman, which hns also reached this  port, saw a Japanese cruiser off Am-  ov,  Straits of Formosa.  WILL NOT PLAY.  Thc local sports at  a meeting! held  last   night were  unable   to  come  to  satlsfa-el-ory     agreements   regarding  the   matches  proposed   fo  be  played  with     .Nanaimo      at   the   Caledonia-  men are  payers./  ic    uuiarv   in ,     ,   .   .ported killed  or injured.     large part   came from     the south     and made a   out,   the strike means  an  immediate   grounds, Nanaimo, on May 24th.    It  joint(/ owners with t e   ax-   Qf tlie residence,   portion of the town   clean sweep of 100 yards through the   shortage on  the flour supply,"   s������id   _s understood  that the affair will be  .'il  > l- :\  '"\  is entirely destroyed, while tlie busi- . entire length of the town.  Mr. Wenig.  .'dropped a.s far as Ladysmith is concerned. _ i ��������� j DAILY LEDGER  Is  If  J*  I'.  w  9BW  '11 ������������������������������������ I"  iLBJUL!  THE DAILY LEDGER  fublisued   every  day except Sunday'  BY       TIIE       DAILY        LEDGER  ,   COMPANY.  Offices.   Ladysmith -and Duncans  SUBSCRIPTION PRICE"  80 cents  a month;    $5 per year    in  advance.     Advertising rates on ap  plication.  TUESDAY,     MAY 9, 1905  gland, and they will readily fall in  thc ways of the people already ie->i  dent. They will be, in fact, a pait  of the whole people, not, as in the  case wheie foreign immigration u.  unduly eiicujraged, clans and villages  that still speak the language,of then  European homes and fail to be ii  fact as well as in name true citi/cm-  of the west. c  Ol  THE GROWING  WEST.  Going West     to grow up with the  (ointry,  was a     common cxprc-slon  with people 'iving nearer to the Atlantic than  the    Pacific-ocean, a few  j ears ago,    and the growing west is  sliil attracting its tens of thousands  every year     from  older provinces  or  stales.   Unless     wc     make frcifi.cnt  trips loUhe cities of the cast we are,  qiiilp unahlc lo  reali/.c how few   i eo-  p!e, comparatively,  live on  thc  P. ci-  fic s'opc.   H is true that  the west is  jM-iwing   \cry  fast  in   population, i ut  so    I.-*  (he     populous centres  of   ihe  east     In all     Mrilish Columbia lh-re  aie now estimated to he about  200.-  Of.O  people.   In     thc states of Washington,  Oregon,  and   California  there  aie many quite fair sized cities,  but  if we compare     them with thc ciiicr  of New York,   ,   now     estimated  a  greater New York, to contain -1,01.0,-  HMI people, .we    can  nali/c how  few  people wc    ha\c in thc west as compared     with the     great  centres aiu  paits moic    accessible     to immigia-  lion     It is not  wise to encourage en.  ���������igiation,     evv.cpt     it    be of a tl.iS!-  wluch will do thc country in gene-a)  good, especially is    this true .of .*>uch  clannish classes as are the Doukavv-n  and that ilk.   It is far belter to ��������� c.  Ihe west develop slowly but sleadiK.  as it must do in any     case, than    o  offer    inducements to undcsiraUc immigrants  to settle in British Cok.n*  bi..,    Natuie's      liches  are given  tl.i  vest in moie piofusion  than peril,*..s  any other     section of the world, an  I'.ritish  Columbia,     with her  mn.os,  timber and slock lands,  her doep se  aud salmion fisheries, and her mag.ii  licent    climate,  hrs     natural  wcjlt  great enough     to pay the right cl.i'i-  of people to settle down and help  I  develop natural  wealth,  witihout Cai  ada paving the     way and giung Ian.  and cash      inducements to cr.couraji  ��������� immigration of people foreign alike  to English speaking people and habits. It is s-.fc to say, that with the  railway 'building now under -way  acros-. the Dominion and in the west  that ten \ears from now there will  he- no lack of people looking for  homes in thc province. It is better  that fertile valleys and wealth giving islands be    held for this ckus of  ��������� i eople, They will speak the  same tongue,     for.a great     part of-  . such immigration will be from the-  stales and eastern    Canada, and En-  ONE      OF THE     WONDERS  JAPAN.  One of the wondeis of Uliyajin-.a  i  an enoinious strtictuic called Tho...-.  and Mat Ila.II,     a name which mean  bh.it l,0u0 of the regulation ;,xli fi.o  lice straw mats are necessary ioco.  er its     floor.   Ali     rooms in .Jap. i  are measured in   tiiis way instead >,  by Sat,     so in   talking about hov.i-e  one alvvajs    sajs a six-mat  room i  tluee and a half mat room, until oi.  begins     to think in     divisions of 1  .sqi'aie kct.   'J housand Mat   Hall  v..  elected in lhe 10 th (.c-ntury out ol ti  wood of a    single camphor tu-e, s.i  the     Japanese    rccoitls, that are ai  wa\s so     full of .such  perfectly woi  ���������lerl'ul  details.    If     this  be so, cai  phor   trees     must- have    grown \ei  large in    Japan m thc llith %ntii'.  since the building    rests upon ltO (  more piles,     each a giant tree trui,  in itself, beside whith the root is . |  he Id by at least 50 pillars that wei  )0 forest inonarclis once upon a iin.i  .hen there is a floor iu the struct1.!!  iiade of 18,000     Squate feet or ced.  . lank.s a toot and a li������ilf wide and h  nehes tihi.k, so one     must needs b  ced that its   builder out miiacak  Aie miraele of tlic loa\es and the d.*-  s,  it Japan's     sober reeoids are  i  ount for anything. ������  The walls of this ancient hail ha*  doubtless echoed the sounds of mai  a priestly rrgy,    since it adjoins tl  .'inple     and    is guarded by a m-lil  . unit lit     sew en-storey    pagoda,    ei  hrming Aniida   Hutsu; but the mo  lorious thing in its' history si cms t  e the fact tlut Hideyoshi,  "the Ni  oleon oi Japan" used it lcr a com  ;il chambei     during    his lemarkt'bl  n\;*sion .of Korea.   Now it is mere1  "show place", standing emptj   an  lien and gaunt, overlooking the sca-  roost for   sacred pigeons and eluv  ering    sparrows.   It was during t!  lnna-Jaian war thai 'trboi.s first L"  an to be,   'cjuarteicd    on the islam  ��������� ud several    regiments, .for want (  ettcr    barracks,    were encamped  *  his old historical structure    Tne e  . ning, in half jest, half earnest, a f o"  her    nailed his    rice ladle to one <  he pillars, with a prayer that he an  lis rep-Uncut   might    he suit to he',  oncj/cr the    Chine--c.   His coirr.uW  ollowcd his    example, and s'.nee the  t has become a custom for e\cr\ m  lor to the    hall to buy a rice ladh  and' writing his .name and thc dale <  i-susit upon it, with, of couise, 'I).*,  inpon    Banvai',    tack     it up some  l-.eie in thc     \ast gilding.   The e  ���������ct is better    imagined than dcscnl  d   and it is,  I think, unique bencat  the sun.-l-rank Leslie's Weekly.  She: Before w'e were mairicd yo  i sod to bring me chocolates ever  time vou came.-He: Yes, my dcai  and it cost a good deal less than th  meat and potatoes I  bring >ou now  Marsderi-Young Gregory's a ran  fellow for business, isn't he? Clifton  -Very'rare, indeed! So rare, in faci  that if he didn't put in a few mm-  utes at the office now and then wher  he' thinks his father is about, he'd h:  extinct.    '.'..', , _ .���������  ;  ggajgwassij^garBaaagi^  ������sis������gsas,38sss--  Public  1 ie -3  Attention is called to the      fact that the  Ogiivie Flour Hills Co.,  Limited,  makers  of ROYAL IIOUSEH   OLD    FLOUR,     have for some time  past been producing flour in a   vastly   improved  and  purified  form  H     by Ihe aid of     ELECTRICITY  *     and  having secured control  of   all thc basic patents relating thereto, take this opportunity of advising  the  public that  any  unauthorized users of the-electrical   Hour purifying processes   will be pro-  ���������ecuted.  Ogiivie Flour Mil^s Compare:* Limited  are the only millers in Canada whose; Flour is  pnriiiediby the electric process.  A CANADIAN CENTENARIAN.  At thc remarkable age of 101 .years  -.irs. Robert AlcCee, of Huntley township, passed away on the 13th January, 1105. Tho aged lady was acme to the last, and could read with  jut the aid of glasses. Kor eighty  yeais she was a resident of the township, coming out from Ireland when  i young woman   of 23.   Her iusband  ���������led 25 yeais ago. Two sons and a  large number of grand-children and  ���������,reat-gr..ni children survive. From  i wilderness the deceased lady had  -..en the   country develop into "one of  he richest fanning communities in  ike land, with villages scattered  throughout,.and the capital city of  i,he Dominion was unknown when she  irst parsed through where tlt at pics-  nt stands.  DAY SCHOOL !  ;   Usual  subjects   taught;   also       -an- :  guages,   drawing  in  pencil  and era}-,  ons,  paint ng in  oils and water col  iors, pianoforte and vocal lessons giv  'en in classes or individually.  MISS  BERTRAM,  iAdysmltb, B. O.  ���������,U'.*������   '  m  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO.  686, F.  O. E.     :-:        :-���������        '���������������������������        ���������'���������J  Meets In the Opera House 1st and  drd Tuesday at 7.30  p.m.    Worlhy  President, B   Forcimmcr;     Worthy  Secretary, C H. Rummings.  ���������   ������������������������������������������*���������  ���������   ���������    ���������   ������  J N/1 ED   BY   EX-HUSBAND."  iiariied,   % divoiec-u/ar.u with a dc-  .ire to marry     her- former husband,  e-ssie L.     Goldie is    suing William  .(jluio for -UO.COU for alleged breach  f promise in     Judge George's court  it  Portland.   Thc complainant alleg-  s  that the defendant, William Gold-  e, asked her to mairy him in June,  Jul, at Chicago.   She consented, so  he alleges, and the marriage was to  a\e    taken place that fall.   In Scp-  emher,     1 ������������������101,     Goldie went to St.  ouis, where     hc was then residing,  md later came to     J'orllaud.   When  he plainlilT next heard of him he had  /pen married    to another woman and  as lhing in Portland. She accord-  ,igly instituted this suit in the ������lalc  iivuit court, alleging that she had  ecu damaged by Goldic's alleged  reach of    promise to   the extent of  ,0,000.  In his answer to the complaint,  ��������� o.d'iC denies all thc allegations of  ������������������Trs. Goldie regarding the alleged  reach of promise. He says that he  ever asked her to marry him after  heir first separation. These are Uie  oinls that arc at issue in the trial  cfore Judge George.   *   Nell���������I stepped in at a bargain sale  -odav.   Hcllc-Did  you 3=c    anything  hat" looked cheap?   Nell-Yes, sevcr-  1 men waiting for their wi\cs.  What are vou running for? the col-  ,nel asked    the    frightened soldier.  ecause I 'ave no wings to.xy with,  c panted.  TmWtT  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B. C.  Manufacturers of-the Celebrate*  IRONCLAD BRAND  ���������f  OVEHALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS, .  SHIRTS. ETC.  . ������������������ Plans,  Specifications and   De- *���������  ! ������������������ tails     furnishckl for all kinds ������������������  ������������������ of work ia the CARP13NTBR ������������������  ������������������ Iiine **  *��������� O.   B.   ROBELEE,   Carpenter ���������*  ** and Joiner,     2nd ������vc^ Lady- ������������������  ������������������ smith,  B.  C. '*  Under New Manajrmesi _  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKinnell &Woodbank  Proprietors.  Modern  and'   Stiiclly  First  Class.  Commercial Mens'  headquarters.  File Proof    Building.  NOTICE.  Persons found using our Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will'be prosecuted.  HUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water Works.  I , . Ladysmith,  B.C.  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st AVe,       Ladysnutil  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������R'ltoh .,-1.2-:wi d -pI.50���������  r. e bin to -ill steamboat  landi-ies* and  railwjy depote.    F4lectric earc ( vcrj iiv*  minutea to all parts cf   the ci'y.   Ba  and table unexcelled.  F. BAYN'ES, Pioprielor,  ARBOTT   ST.,   VANCOUVER  B, C  ^  'AINTING,   PAPER     MANQINQ  ETC.  Work done properly and at right  rices. Shop and residence in rear  f Ladysmith  Hotel.  rilLBERT     |  J. B. SMITH, Prop.  |  HEIW'S NURSFRf S  NEW CROP���������  Home Grown &L  Imported  GARDEN,    FIELD     and FLOWER  ���������_.-'     SEEDS! ..;������������������:'  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, 1  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  ���������  GREENHOUSE AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.    Catalogue free.  3010  Westminster  Road,-Vancouver.  This   Hotel   hn.s   been  completely  renovated.  Board and Lodging $1.00 per day.  HOTEL PRETOR1H  JOHN   THA,  Proprietor  Har  Supplied   with  the  Best    Wines,  .Liquors and Cigars. 1st Avenue  A  lew-KtMuisites  for  the    Hou-se-  Vei4tr at this time of the year:  Wall pa-.er, from 10 cents to $1.00  ...or io.I to brighten the appearance  of your rooms,  A tin of Black Enamel to make  your grates and' stoves look ljke  new,  15  eents.  A tin of Varnish Slain to renovate  your furniture for 25 cents; a tin of  Elastic Oak Varnish for your furniture and woodwork, $1.00: a tin of  Oxidized Enamel, 40 cents, for baths  and sinks���������water has no eli'e; f on it;  a tin of Granitine Floor Finish, to  save your oilcloths aud linoleums  from wearing; a tin of thc best ready-mixed paint in Ladysmith, for  $1.75 per gallon.  All advice cheerfully given at    the  P ainling and   Paper-Hanging.  Lads smith Wall Paper Depot.  HARRY KAY  Are You  Going East  The* be sure your tickets read   via  the  KORTH WESTERI  ,    LH  ff>f>A'&f\?\  Esquimau ^'liksmo  Time Table -No. 54,  iafeg  iVlUvX  ���������o-  ������ia tlie peoples', favorite  ���������*.,.'.r v-  71  verlands  aily  *-1.'  2  Passengers can leave Victoria daily  at 8 p. m. or 11 p. m.. ' '* '   *^  TICKETS SOLD TO ALl-FOINTS  Shortest     mute to'   Feinic, U. C,  and ALL  KOOTKNAV POINTS.  For rates.     folders,     sleeping car  reservations and nil  information call  on or address  S. CI. YERKES K. J,. BURNS  G.W.P.A., V5 Government st  Seattle, Wash, Victoria, B.C.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wcllnian, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot . and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner Oranville and Hastings  streets.  Telephone,  1���������4.  BARBER    SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  The  ESPLANADK    between the  Grand and Abbottsford,     5  Wiuum Powkrs, Prop.  RTIcBYoung  BARRSSTOR and  SOLICITOR "  NANALViO, LADYSMITH  BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and  making to order   a  speciality.  'THO-flAS  IY1CEWAN"' "^  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  "'^  TAKING EFFECT THURSDAY,  APRIL 13,  1L05.  Northbound Southbound Northbound Sat. Sun. Southb'ti  Leave Daily Arrive   Leave     and  Wed.        Arrive  "-"--���������- '    |l      a.M.P.'m.      t   ;. P.M.     P. M  ' t  Victoria .. ..   '..:.  Shawnigan Lake .  Duncans   Ladysmith  0:0013-00 Victoria   4.80 7.55  10:20  10.10 Shawnioan bale ....  5.17 C.46  11:00  10 02 Duncan       5.55 5.56  11:57     9.10 -Ladysmith       6.45 5.00  Nankimo  .   ..'. "... .12:40    8.20  Nanaimo      .....  7.37 4.15  Ar." Wellington    ..'   ..  i2:53Lv3.00   Ar. Wellington    7.52  de 4.00  S. S.  "JOAN" sails from Nanaim o for     Vancouver   Daily cxcopt__Sun-  day;  at 7.00 a.  m.,     returning sails from5 Vancouver     for Nanaimo on ar- ..  rival of'   C. P. R. train No. 1 or at 1.30 p. m.   '  Excursion rates in effect to all' p.oints, good going Saturday and Sunday, returning not later than Mondday.  GEO. L. COURTNEY.  -   -      '���������       -    - Traffic  Manager.  ������*^i������'^*������^������������^(*-^.<������^.**-^.t*-"^.t*^^  ������������������-������������������-��������� j  S  | /THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, CiOL.D AND  SILVER OKES.  Smelting Wofks'at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  i  I  I  5  "  * CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  $ . General Manager.  THOS. KIDDIE.  I  1  -       Smelter Manager. |  ft1fe������������r������4"i^"*fe*,^*'*fe*',^*'fe*'^*'^^  W. SILER.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY  * WORK PROMPTLY  0*  t  Leave orders at the Abbotsford.  IADVSMITH SHAVING  PARI 0RS  i  HIGH STREET.-  :���������:���������: Uest in the City :���������:*rj  RATES |2.oo PER DAY  SAMPX,*? ROOMS  JJAR SUrijr,!KD WITH BErT  WINKS, I.IQOORS, CIGARS  ABB0TSF0  HO'  Ladysmith B.C.  heFarmer's  Meat Market  Geo. Roberts,  Prop  fiddler    Healers in  Pianos and  Organs ...  Ladysmith, 3. C.  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,   CI-II-  'CAGO,    OMAHA,    KANSAS  CITY,  'and ALL POINTS EAST.  j-   For complete information  ask your  local agent or .write,  F. W. PARKER  General   Agent,  151   Yeslcr Way.  Seattle.  The Kings Hotel is the only place  in  Ladysmith    that ������ias  on  draught  1 John Labatt's India Pale AJe.   Call  [around and sample it. .    j ; ;__  TICKET  ^OFFICE  Cor.   Go.crnuient .   and   Yates  Stu.,  Victoria, li. C*  Trains  Transcontinenta1  Trains^ Daily ;  One. of which is tlie famous '-'North  Coast Limited," Ride on it.always/  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued to air paints East arid  South, also Pullman tickets issued.  and  h.crths. .reserved.  Only   direct -route  to . Yellowstone:  Parle- Cheap  rutes  from all points  Easti from March ls;t tojMia_.y_I5th.;���������__������������������_  Steamship tickets on sale to al:  liluropcan points. Vefy'Tow rates  now in'effect. Cabin accommodation  reserved hy wire.  For further  particulars call  at the  oi" or phone No.  -15G.  A. D" CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A.,  N.P.,        General Agent  Portland,  Ore. Victoria,  B.C  Beet accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting aud fidhiag in near vh-.inity.  A.J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  *cW������*������)K*������I4s������I4e������^������^*������^������*������5K*������.)K*������^*������5K������;U  I .   :LIVERY, BOARDINQ AND ' -; |  I ���������" ,      SALES STABLES  ' |  X  X  X  *  EXPRESS WORK   A,SPECIALTY.'  DAVID -JO'HNSO  X  ������  ^ PHONE 66  LADYSMITH $  i x  ^���������X������X-������X-������X-������X������X-������X-������X������X-*X������r^^-'--'>^^9^������^*X-������X-������X-9X9  WM. "MUNSIE, President  J.  W.  COBURN, Man.  Director  THEJ0NES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Goocr Tabic, Good Bed and Good Bai  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  JOTICE is hereby given  that at thc  ! cxt sitting of   the  Licensing  Court  to be held at Ladysmith, I intend to  'apply for a transfer1 of the retail li-  (jiior license now held by ^mp for  llie prenii.ses known as the  Central Hotel,-' situate on" Lot 4,  Block 2), Ladvsniilh,'B.C., from myself to  David   H,  Davies and       from  ! the sad   Central   to  tdic  New    Western   Hotel,  situate  on  Lot  5,   Block  2S.  Ladysmith,  B.   C.  FRANK   BARDESONO.  Ladysmith, B.  C.TVIay 2nd,  1905.  Telephone'46.  The   Ladysmith   Lumber Co   Ltd.  MILLS   AT  FIDDICK   AND  LADY-SMITII-Shinglcs a  Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers     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.  OF G03!vIMERGE  Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000     ^  Reserve Fund, $3,500,000  -HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  'B. E. WALKER, General"Manager ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  BANK MONEY ORDERS  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������ (i.    ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES.:  $5 and under...  3 cents                                :  Over $5 and not exceeding $10  6"cents                                !  .     "    $io       "             "           $30  10 cents  -���������    $30       "             "           $50...... IS cents  These Orders are Payable at Par at any office in C nada of a Chartered Bank  .(Yukon excepted), juid at the principal banking point:; il the United States.  NEGOTIAHLB AT  A rlXBI)  RATH A  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERC   , LONDON, ENG.  They form an excellent method of remittin   small sums of naonejr  with safety and at small  ;ost. v  .LAD^F^JTH BRANCH -. W.  A.  CORNWALL.  Manager.  GRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLAIR &  ADAM.  All work first-class at TIIE CHRY  5TAL,  VICTORIA.  ,  4  Best accommodation for transient  and permanent hoarders and lodgers.  GRAND      HOTEL  This new Hotel has been comfortably furnished and the bar Is up-to-  date. Rates $1.00 a day and upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :���������: :������-. :���������:.:���������: Ladysmith  LADYSMITH  BAKSRY  HOP LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED   AND FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary of-all_kinds.  Orders taken for Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.  inOfii-MAM)  FARM FfODlM  Orders will be delivered anywhere  in the city promptly and at thc lowest possible prices.  Lesive orders at Christie's, on the  Esplanade.  ���������, JAS. WARNOCK. w^^^^^^^^^^^^m^^^^^^^^  s^a^^^^l^^^SSis^^l^^^  !i*^!ff? '"^^c^/yy f?**P^'' j* j."i ^  DAItY LEDGER  ai  ���������a  riijTMnjiwaai  ��������� 4������*-4t*.4>.A4������.4K^.4fc.4������. AAAAA  A> ft AA  FWWFWV    ���������WW ���������������������������������������������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������    ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������    ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  I  ���������*  ��������������������������������������������� [   Dredging in the 'rivers of Manitoba  ,��������� fand the N.W.T., excepting the Yukos^  ^ i Territory���������A free miner   may   obtain1  ������_*+*������������������������  ���������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���������������������������������������������  ���������  ������  There is No Necessity  ������f sttding away for anything    you may require in  , Hardware or Garden Tools  We mm supply yr^t wants in all  seasonable goods such ut, Hoes,  S^ados, Shovels, Rakes, Lawa Mowers, Poultry netting, Etc. ���������  Prices Always Right  PITT & PETERSON,  Duncan,   B.C.,  DUNCAN  ESTABLISHED 1878  and QUArtlCHAtf  W,P,  Jzo-lpalem  Jiotel  DUNCAN  STAGE LEAVES FOR COWICHAN  LAKE MONDAY,  WEDNESDAY, ,  AND FRIDAY.      MOUNT.  SICKER DAILY.  PRICE BROS.,  Proprietors.  Qua mi chart Hotel  ���������0���������  ���������Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Merchandise���������  A������������NT8 FOR���������Tlw American Cvsam   Separator Co, Grant Powder Co.,  a������l B. M. Pottery Company.  Also Manufacturer of all kinds of Peed from Home Grown Product*.  Keast's Livery &  Freighting Stables  Headquarters   for  Tourists and Com-  mercial Men  ���������0���������  ,   BOATS ON SOMENOS LAKE.  Splendid Fishing, Telephone connection.  FRANK CONRUYT, Prop.  Duncans Station.  ���������H. Keast, Proprietor  AN EASTER OPENING  in  Mage leares Mount Sicker at   7. a.m.,     returning, leaves   Duncan  at 14:39 p.m.,  daily, except     Sundays.     (Specials at short notice.)  X   X   DUNCAN,   B.   C.   X   X  NEW  MILLINERY  SIM  ROBT. GRASSIE & SON  GENERAL BLACKSMITHS  HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY  ��������� OPENED AT DUNCAN  Newest creations  in Millinery. Up-  to-date Hats   Made and Trimmed to  Order'at Shortest Possible Notice.  FLOWERS,      F01LA0E.   All    Ladies     cordiajlj      invited    to inspect  only two leases of five miles each for  * a term of twenty years, renewable in  A   thc discretion of the Minister of the  ��������� Interior.  ^     The lessee's right isconfined to the  i 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 dregde 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.  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 Msec-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  Istday of August in the year of the  the date of the lease. .  The lessee shall have one dredge in  operation within two years from the  date of the lease, and one dredge for  each five miles within six years from  such date. Rental, $100 per mile.for  first year and $10 per , mile for  each subsequent year. Royally, same  as placer mining.  Placer Mining ia 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. All other placer claims shall be  ]250 feet square.  Claims are' marked by_ two legal  posts, one at each end, bearing notices. Entry must be obtained within ten miles of mining Recorder's office. One extra day allowed for each  additional ten miles or fraction.  The person or company staking a  claim must hald a free miner's certificate. - ���������  The discoverer of a new mine is entitled   to   a claim    of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists of  two, 1,500 feet altogether, on the out j  put of which no royalty shall      be  chargen, the rest of the party ordin-  a.utaau  CRICK E  Viscount  Brackley's team  of cricketers,  which has bfckiri ' touring  in the /'���������  West Indies, landed at Plymouth on  Wednesday morning from R.M.S.  Orinoco. The players are all in the  best of health, and thc trip has heen  most enjoyable and pleasant.  Hayes expressed the] opinion '.hat  lhe best feature of the tour was the  wonderful fielding, of the team." The  catching had been simply extraordinary, quite 75 per cent, of the possible chances having, heen held.  Altogether, Lord ' Brackley's team  played  twenty matches,  won eleven,  dlew. six,  and lost  three.    Both  lhe  lest matches     were won by the visitors, who on the first occasion  were  successful   wilh an  innings   to spaie.  In the second game the finish was a  of a most exciting  description,    'he  interest bfeing fully maintained: to thc  end, when tlic     English .side won  hy  ihe narrow margin of four runs. '1 he-  colors of' the ���������'���������visitors   were  lowered  by  All  Barbados  awl   hy  All Trinidad  (twice).    To  the fact  that   n.it-  ting.was used on thc pitch at Trinidad and, the great heat arc atlrihui-  ���������d  the defeats sustained in the panics played on  that island,   1*  players  readily acknowledged       they  found the cricket of a far higher or-  dcr than they   had expected,  both in  'howling and    hatting. Really excellent  displays  were   given   in   Barbados,   Jamaica and  Trinidad.  The best cricket  i.s said  to     nave  been ,seen-in'Barbados.   The West Indies'generally admitted  that    their  cricket had greatly improved of late  years, and had received  an-impetus  Thc    biggest score  made by Lord  Brackley's team     was  48-1 for eight  wickets,     while    the   largest  score  against them was 295 by All Barbados in the match at St. Lucia..  Captain Wynyard came out at lhe  top with an average of 903 runs and  an average of -11, while second nlace  was taken by Hayes with an average of 38,.his aggregate being 92(5.  Thompson, of Northampton, -vas  the most successful bowler, his 120  wickets costing about ten runs each,  while Simpson-Hay ward took 53  wickets at a moderate cost.���������-Daily  Mail. --  / ������f*e*#*AA*������fJ*������4--^  I _u  Union  !^^,-*&������'&������e#^*������&4>������^'*A������*#<rA������Ait*ftsS������  .    MANAifVIG,   B. C.  flanufectlifers of the  BE  In British CoJumbia  Lager Beer and Porter Guaranteed   Brewed  from the Best Canadian Malt Run Hops  ������4������VAW������������?-WfWv3sW4y<i W*v$it**&*  ���������& *������ ������!i> <!? *** " ���������*"* *"> ������> ���������-���������# *a ���������*���������> *W *** il*  ������  t  2  ?  *  Miners1  Sfeil  litis  n,  8������  >&5  Marie to order and Repaired at short   notice.   Drill Sharpened  by  us always gives satisfaction.  Picks  handl ed and iepain.d.  Ships mi thing    in etV'     its    Hrantie������.-  Horseshoers and Genera! Blacksmitns.  David Murray  Buller Street   -   -   -   -   Ladysmith, B   C  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  THE BEST MEATS  BUT ARE  ALWAYS ON TIIE LO OKOUT FOR  IN THE MARK ETS.  j WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM  EAST OF THE RO  OKIES, YOU WILL GET TUB BR ST IP YOU BUY FROM US.   "  '  PAN NELL  &   PLASEKTT  STFVENS BLOCK,  GAT^cR"   .i.'lvF^T,  ^ADYSrllTrf, B ';  x LAC/SMITH TRANSFER CO. ~  THE CUCKOO.  Of all the    birds that live in Great  britain, or that " pass aportio'hoflht!  year with us, the cuckoe is the mosi  peculiar and    mysterious.   On the ic-  PIANOS,     ORGANS    AND HOUSEHOLD     FURNITURE MOV-  ED PROMPTLY A   ND   SAFELY.  Staiiles in the rear of the Ladysmith hotel.  Abbots ford.  Leave orders at   tb������  WILLIAMS AND WA5KET  ��������� *  ary claims only. * " JL*ll!1 of the bird in, the middle of Ap  ril from its winter haunts, the female  +4^++4^+^+ + 4444-44*444 444444-*^4-44+444^4+44+4,4~4$  =g%S4-Sa-4S3S*^^  AN IDEAL TOURIST AND  HEALTH RESORT  STATION STREET,  DUNCAN, B. C.  DUNCAN   uvI^YBand STABLES  S. J. Hagan, Manager  ���������f    Freighting a Specialty   *f  PRICES HODERATE  RIR������T-OLASS  TURNOUTS     OF    RIGS, - HARNESS,  HORSES.  DUNC AN.I   B. C  Yeur patrottae* solicited  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 moscpiitos.   '"  SHAWNIGAIM LAKE .B.C.  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at yie rate  of two and one-half per cent, on the  alue of the gold shipped from     the  fukon Territory to be paid to    tbe  Comptroller.  No free miner shall receive, a grant  of more - than one mining' claim   . on  eaeh separate river, creek or gulch,  but the same miner may hold     any  number of claims by purchase,     and  commences her ccceiilricif.es. Not  satisfied, like other members of thc  h-rd world, with one mate, the hen  cuckoo is constantly followed about  by several of the opposite sex, there  being a great many more males provided by nature for thc purpose. The  familiar note,  l>y the    male  'cuckoo"  is uttered  free miners may work their claims in , diffawnt.   When     the frm.Io ���������L h������  Pharmacist  Telephorte in  Connectionv  i i I X I X  )K )K  )l! X-^X - ' *fr-*-*C OK- X XX XX  R. B. ANDERSON  HIGH GRADE BICYCLES  BICYCLE AND GUN  REPAIRING.    ACETYLENE QA8  FIXTURES AND GENERAL METAL WORKING  FAm 1*MH. WATCHBS, CLOCKS and JEWELRY REPAIRED.  SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED.  1    pd������f������llows Blo������k     ���������    ���������   ������������������      ���������.������������������'���������    ���������    ��������� Duncans, B.C.  m- m -x x x' w. x x^x-j^x - - 4^-i?K-^-ji< x x sk x x x %  ���������1  \i  n  n  )i  n  M  \\  ii  ii  ii  ii  WHITT0ME  obtain entry for a mining location.  A free n.v^ei'c 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 for  a company,according  to capital.  A  free     miner, having- discovered  mineral in plafce, may locate a claim-  1,500x1,500 feet  by marking out the  4ame 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  i  miles of a mining recorder's office, one  FOR DISPOSAL OF MINERALS.  ON DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA THE  NORTHWEST  TERi  RITORIES     AND    THE YUKON  ���������   TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at $10 per 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,    6 _^4���������cl ��������� umw, U1���������  of ten cents per ton of 2,000 pounds additional day allowed for every ad-  I; shall be collected on the gioss out- , ditional ten miles or fraction. The  Vput- j fee for recording a claim is $5.  Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  and over and joint stock companies  holding free miners' certificates may  At     least $100 must be expended  on the   claim     each year or paid to  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with  othpr 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 back to the  base of the hill or bank, but not   exceeding 1,000 feet.   Where steam pow  partnership by filing notice and pay  ing 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 obtained each year;    if  not, the claim >tAH. be deemed to   be"  abandoned, and    open to occupation  and entry by a free miner.  The boundaries ot a claim may   be  defined absolutely by having a survey  made and publishing notices in   the  Yukon official Gazette.  Petroleum���������All  unappropriated  Dominion lands in Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and within the 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 decide.  the length of width shall not exceel  thrae times the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactor-  ly establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding C40 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 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  tho Interior.  Department of the Interior, w  'miaiAir  Leads Them    All  IN QUALITY-  -:o:  R. P.RITHET,  voice thc sound attracts all thc male  birds within hearing. They all at  once commence to "cuckoo" loudly,  and to make their way to the tree  on which the lady is sitting. This is  usually in the evening, when thc  males may be heard in thc tree*, fighting liercely among themselves.  The hen cuckoo lays an egg in due  course, which,   she proceeds to carry  I in her bill,   with thc object of plac"--  I ing it in the   nest which she selects.  In this nest   it is deposited, and ultimately   hatched .and reared by  the  unconscious   foster-parents.   There is  a 'prevalent'idea \hat the cuckoo eats  the eggs of other birds.   This doubtless   au'ses     from the fact  that the'  bird has   been seen carrying her own  egg  in her beak.   About one hundred  !and twenty different species  of birds  have been recorded as those in whose,  nests cuckoos     have-deposited   their  eggs.   These    birds vary in size from  the wren to the   j wood-pigeon.   The]  most     common    victims selected  to  hatch and rear the young cuckoo are  the pied     wagtail, the reed warbler,  and the meadow-pipit.  The cuckoo lays one of the smallest  eggs for its si7.o of any bird. Perhaps  the most extraordinary fact in connection with this wonderful bird is  that it places its eggs in the nest of  a bird the eggs of which mos_t resem-  L-le its own in color. The belief entertained by some ornithologists is  that each female cuckoo lays a particular type of egg throughot its life,  that she lays about- twenty eggs,during a season, and that she is parasitic on a special .species of bird, always placing her egg in thc nest of  that species. For instance, a cuckoo  which has been reared hy a meadow-  pipit is probably the off-spring of. a  female cuckoo that has been reared  by a meadow-pipit, and hereditary instinct .will compel that female al-  .ways to seek out and deposit her egg  in a meadow-pipit's nest. Great diversity of color in the cuckoo's egg  is a prominent characteristic.  Another . wonderful feature in thc  career of the cuckoo is the instinctive propensity of the newly hatched  young one to turn nut of thc nest the  nestlings of the righiful occupants  This has born .-.eon and worded by  various observers   who have watched  OLD HSCKORY  FURNITURE  Is  -lust Perfection ior Your  LAWN OR VERANDAH  It is just finished naturally-wilh the bark on���������not roughly���������com  fort has been carefully considered. The frames arc made of young  hickory saplings and the woven partso--  (he inner growth  hark.   llfPaBS   E>     ������~g%!������  IINATION  IN INDESIflGTIBLE COk,  Hickory Chairs as Illustrated, wrice $A. "  With Rockers, 50c. Estra  Hickory Reading Chairs with drop arsis, ST.oo ea  Hickory Moorish Rocker*, woven backs, S.oo each  Hickory Lawu or Ve������'andali Settees, $T-oo each  TheReal old "Andy Jackson" ahn-irs ?8.5o each*  W  ' euer Bros.,  VICTORIA,   B.C.    3  ^������^-z^&rJ^&^^^!&������?&  To Make Hard Ti.ises Good  and Good Times    Better  ,%   .    , ,-.   Ar  ..viccics i.-( roin  is?  r*  Buy Your  . & w, fctAlfldaKKL'  NEXT DOOR TO THOMSON'S HAltDWWARE STORL  WE CAN SATISFY YOU  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  the  precocious     and murderous juve-  _ niles get their   hack under one'of the  &   CO.      L/td.   f0Ktcr brethren, slowlv raise it  on a  *' ** level  with the.edge and pnr.h it over.  Pacific Coasi   Agency.  tJZJ��������� T    ^ ������r Paid to  er is used* cIaims 200 feet wide may I    the mining recorder to li,u thereof, be obtained. '   VICTORIA-; :-��������� ���������-���������  This has been done     when  the young  ,.g q cuckoo was naked and unfledged, and  whilst lhe eyes were still unopened.  NOTICE is hereby given that at the  next sitting  of  thc  Licensing  ('ourt  lo be held at Ladysinith, I intend '.o j  apply  for a transfer  of the retail   li- j  quor       license     now   held     by    me i  for   the   premises    known      as    thi* j  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,  IflO'..  Ladysmith Temple No. 5 Ra.thbone  Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's hall  2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7.30 p.  Mrs. Kate Tate, secretary.  m.  FLO. MILES  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING  of  all  kinds  promptly  attended to.     Shop on Gataere    ������*<  Solicitor,  Etc.  kmy   fe   Loan  1st Avenue  -UDYSMir  I  if  I  k  -I  m IKE   DAILY . LED1KR  LOW HEMS  ^T-s-y-. aam*remi<!rrrWff?*l^',~mm^  Mr. Fisher, of Nanaimo, came down  to Ladysmith this morning-.  Mr. P. Cudlip was in this city on  business this  morning.  The wharf work is progressing rather slowly, owing to alack of material. IL is, however, so far advanced that it will not take very  many more days to complete it.  Mrs. Forcimmer, who has ^ecn con.  lined to her bed with a severe attack  oi  lonsilitis, 'is convalescent.  A joint   meeting of Harmony     and  Banner     Lodges,  1.0.0.P.,  is called  for  Wednesday   evening  at  the  hour  of 7.SO.   All  members are  requested  lo he present.  The Wellington Colliery Company  will not change, their method of paying this month, as had heen intended,  but will pay at the usual lime and  manner.  !'iilc-*s something definite is heard  from Parker Williams today, it is  very likely he is awaiting the Tuesday meeting of the Govcrrsfric.il to  '..���������ring lhe Go\eminent Agency removal  question  before the Executi-e.  -Manager CiM-hwall of the Bank of  Commerce, is staying home for a few  days on account of an injury to one  ot his feet incurred while going up a  flight of stairs. He wiM hc down  town in a dav or two.  One of     the  inotois  , eing  off   the"  track   yesterday  at   Extension,- mioes  caused -some of the  men to quit work  a couple  of hours railicr  than  usual  All are,  howt-ver,  at .work again  dav. :  corners Fhe CriHcs g  c  A financial saving-  nothing but ashes  in the pan.  WC.  Vancouver, St. John, N.B  London, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg  Ladysinith Hard awe Co.  ���������__   ���������   ���������   ���������   A(!E NTS  In-  Just look in at Knight's window  and see the new souvenir goods just  in. New Post cards, books of views,  leather post-cards and a number <"  other souvenir goods of Ladysmitl  Don't forget Knight's l.ookslore ha'  llicni  for sale.  i\rrs. Cecil, wife oi the manager of  the  Cecil   .Mines,   was   taken  very  ill  at  the   Abbntslonl   Hotel  last   evening.    Her condition  today  is   somewhat improved.  changes hands.  The Pilot Hotel, opened sometime  since, and run by Mr. Geo. Hannay.  has changed hands Mr, Ge.o. Ger-  raid, for some time proprietor of  the Occidental Ilitcl, Nanaimo, having assumed control.  MEANING   OF  JAPAN'S  AT-  * TITUDE.  (Continued  from   Page One.)  London, .May 9.���������The situation arising  in   tl.e   Far   East  by  reason     of  Ihc alleged   violation  of   French   neutrality   in   lndo-(hina      by   Admiial  Rojest\eii.sky's squadion and the pos-  .sibilitv of  Great  Brita'n     tpcoining  imohed,   formed   the  subject   of      a  question   to  Premier  Balfour in   ihe  House of Convmors     this afternoon.  Mr.  Balfour, in reply,  read a   state-'  ment   -iiipplkd   to   thc   British    Government   by   the   French   Ambassadoi  M.  Cambon,  as follows:  "As soon as .the French government  was aware    of     Admiral  Rojcstvensky \s s'i'jadron's   presence     at Kam-  r.inh   Ray,   lepresentativcs   were  sent  to SI.  Petcislnrg,      with the result  that under  tho orders of the Emperor himself,   instructions   weie    telegraphed  to   the     admiral  instructing  him  to leave  Kamranh   Bay  at  once.  The Russian  squadron subsequently  was reported  to be at Hongohe Bay,  a  few  miles north  of   Kamranh  Bay.  Admiral   Dc>on<_>uiercs,      commanding  the  French station  was sent     there  to report.     Me. found  Admiral      Rojestvensky's   sqtuadron   there,   though  not inside French  territorial  waters.  Thereupon   the   Governor   of     French  Indo.China,     who   had   received     instruct inns   to  sec   that  French     neutrality   was  duly  respected, sent  the  French  resident  to   1-tba  Trang,    thc  nearest  point  io  the  place,  with  directions to ask  the Russian Admiral  to  lea* e.    The  Admiral   promised    to  do so May 3.  TENDERS.  TENDERS   will   be  received   up     to  and  including May  13th al 81i Yates  street,   Victoiia,   B.C.,   for   painting   '  Olicniaiiiiis   General   ffospital.   Plans  and  s|>;<-\IU-at ions   inay   he  seen      at  the hospital,  Choiiiriniis. '  Win.   LANG,  Contractor,   Victoria,   B.C.  4-���������u. a^_a;__*i^*iul_ai_*>!4'_*-i--  SPORTS  ���������tir-X���������Xr  THE. KENNEL.  Vancouver .shottly will have a lfen-  n.-l  of  (lat-coatcd  retrie\cis  that are  ���������inown  ali  over  the world, says    the  Province,     and particularly  through  Manitoba    and     the      Noithwestern  Stalts.   Mr.  A.. II. M.  Clarke,      for  icvci.il   years  seeietary  of   the VVYsi-  t'lii Canada  Kennel  Club shows,  and  a fan ons dog fancier,  has decided  to  lake up his  lot in  British Columbia,  and   will' make  his  home  and        -he  home of his  dogs here.      Mr. ClavVo  has -with him ah-.nl.some looking ft 1-  low   in  Winnipeg Cailo,   C.K.C.S.I..  (55D3), by iChampion illightaway-Tal-  .le.    Major  Tayloi,   who judged  here  in  Vancouver, js on record a.s declaring    Winnipeg,     .Carlo the best flat- .  coated retiie.vor Ik* had-ever seen.  S.  S. Tricolor will complete loading 1 er eargoe this coning.  ���������    a    ���������  Tl o Steamship Thistle was in port.  \est( rdiiv for coal.  S.  this  S     Pilot  morning.  coaled at the whaif  S. S. Selkirk came in last evening,  ind this morning commenced loading  g c.irgo of coal."  ���������   ���������   ���������  1>. G. S. Qnadra came in this  moning. She is in on her regular  trip for lighthouse inspection. She i.s  expo ted to coal  here before leaving.  -   TENNIS.  New   York,   May'9.���������'H.:.  complications   regarding   thc   Amsrican   team  for      the   inteinational   lawn   Unnis  ma idles     <n  England seem   to have'  tie.! 1 ed up-yesterday according to the  sta:i*incuts c-f  U.  Pell  and. Harry   F.  Allen,  who are closely in  touch with  the conditions',- says the Tribune.   \1-  lcii  has' been   practicing for   the past  week against  Wm. J. Clothier on the  court of the Marion Cricket  Club at  llaverfor-d,   near   Philadelphia.        Here! orts that Clolhisr, who has ranked second  to Ward last season is  in  the best  of  trim and  that   lie surely  will  go  abroad   with  the "challenging  team.   Thc four men who were   iam-  cd several weeks ago were Holcombe,  Waid,   thc national  champion  in --ingles and doubles; Wm. A. Lamed md  Beals C. Wright,  the Harvard champion,   who  is   Ward's  co-partner      in  the  double  (lmnp-ionship. ,Thc    inal  announcement   that  this  quartette  is   and  protisions 'as' the men will  SURVEY PARTY LEAVES.  On   board   the steamer Tees  when  she sailed for the North lafe yesterday was the first of thc three survey  parties which will be engaged on the  dcmaikation  of the  Alaska boundary  this  season.   '   The  party  was      in  ehaige of Mr.  George Wlvite-Fraser,  and  eoniprisred .ten  survejors and    a  coo'-,   who   will   put  in   Ihc  summer  months  in  establishing. the   international bom.dary  line and  marking  it  with Uie stone and,wood monuments.  Alt While-Fraser has as first assistant in his party Mr. John Bates  of Ottawa, who came out from the  East a few days ago with Mr. C. A.  Biggar, the engineer in charge of  (he survey. Mr. Biggar is now in  Victoiia and arranged many of lie  details in cc.iriection with the formation of this first party. Mr. Boycc  of Ladysmith, is also a member oi  Mr. White-Eraser's party, going as  his second assistant. The party is  taking     a large   amount  of  supplies  tt  DECKAJULIE"  Is familiar to all Tea drinkers in th is. district as  the name of THE FIN  EST TEA  ON THE MARKET.  We have lately received 5,000  pouii  ds  of the New Season's Tea,   direct  from   "Deckajulic  Gardens,"   '1'ez.piir,    Assam.  Price 50c per'lb.;   5 Jbs for $2.2-5.  W..T.HEDDLE  CO.  Williams' Block  .Ladysmith  Particular Grrocors.  Telephone  1  .=4.1  .  Hav  You  See  'Em?  The swellest 1  suits of the season are here, in  the new Brown  and Grey mixtures, or in bro=  ken checks and  stripes.  $7 50 to $15  DRYSDALF.-STEVOISCN  Co.   LarfyssTilh  |N \NAIMOtS     . '  EXCITING FIRE  Herald���������\,hat  promised   to   be   '.lie  most  sei ions  fire NaiVaimio has ever  bad   hroue      out   in   the   Forresters' '���������  building yesterday morning abeJul" IT  o'tlc-ck.    \\ lien first   seen'the  smoke  NOV  ix  if  <&������������%&'  and   Dlazc were tueping  up -the cast '  ... &  side   of  thj  building  near  the  eaves,  and thu.so nt \aou>. in Kowbotiom's*"  le-siauraiH next door gave the alarm  ami turned their small hose on the  mc. iM^nl'iLii ho\y������i er, '11101110 had  "got good liolil lnsuie tne building in  1 no space u-i>tweou ine coiling ot ihc  J-oresLcrs' Halt and ll.e root and  smoke was coming out in heavy \ol-  umes irom under Lhe eaves ail around  the building. As the wind was  mowing irom the northwest toward  the business portion of thc city it  oceanic apparent that if the iire e'-cr  got headway there was good chances  that it would sweep {he entire business section, and as tne minutes went  by and no bio engine or hose ' reel  .showed, the nci ,'ousiicss 'of those  occupying lhe ground door, of-thu  building and the business people gen-  eially, became intense. 'Jhe smoke  was pouring " out in -all directions  ���������ml it had Ihe appearance as ifT thc  whole inside of the building was on  lire. Fortunately, the side on which  "the flames could be seen was protect-"  ed Irom tlie wind, and during thc fifteen minutes that elapsed ��������� between  the time the alarm was sounded and  the appearance of the l'.or.e cart,  there were expressions of astonishment on all sides that the flames did  not burst theough the roof. ...This  was  explained  afterwards to  be- bo-  We have the latest range of  Ladies' and Gents' -Neckwear, Mens' Summer Un=  derwear.  4  Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers  At prices to suit everybody ]  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd J  1 si  GATA CREST.  LADYSMITH  ^sss^csssssssEgEESsaaBBa  i>~ cause when the roof was rcshingled,  te'j'the l-'ire Limit Hy-law lc.-pured that  ���������1   Ihev  be  laid'in   ^ of an inch  ol mor  tar. - To do this,  the roof had  to   bo  1  was  therefore  Just a few sacks  of the Royal  Breakfast Food  left.  c -  Wheat Granules makes a most  delicious 'and   beautiful liveul:-  fasi  I-\.r.d.  the  was  ��������� ������!_���������'-J 1-  BLltlJ, IHD &0  FIRST AVE   &  ROBERTS ST  SSSSJ!-  '      ALL IS QUIRT  AT FRONT.  Fingenhauahsien,     Near Tie Pass,  Manchuria, May 9.���������All was .qMict at  the  fiont   yestciday.    The   main   iine  of.the Japanese extends to. Syaphup-  zi      to   Saulsiasti   and   to   Kacyu-n.  with heavy forces at Fakomaii     and  south      of  Tie  Pass,   the   Japanese  troops  along  the upper reaches     of  the-IIun river are-less numerous bin.  their   disposition   is   not  known,   being well screened by cavalry.  Udysraith ta' liilif  it  the selection- of   tlie/committee  ���������iow-  seems   to  be  a certainty   from       Hi?,  statements of Pell and   Allen  that all  difficulty ' has   been   overcome   in   an  amicable manner.    Ward,  Lamed ,>nd  Clothier      will     play  on   the singles  against  several  of  the  other  nations  in   the   preliminary   matches,       and  Ward  nnd .Wright  will form   the   lou-  ble  team.  1 away  from  civilization   nearly  summer.  Mrs. McMillan went yp lo Nanaimo  at noon.  HAVE YOU SEEN  Those Shfrts, Nobby Ties and Fancy Vests?  Up to the Minute in Style and Coloring.  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.  WILLIAMS   BLOCK.  TELEPHONE  C-7  It would look as though NaiVaimo  can not catch Iish, unless it is herring, for every time the IS'an ai 1110 papers want to telJ a Iish story, it  picks out a Ladysmith man as the  victim. This is the latest, taken  from yesterday's Free Press.  "lias   Fish   .Story.���������Mr.   A.   J.   Mc-  Murlrii',  of  Ladysmith,  climbed     on  board   tlic  afternoon   train   on     Saturday with a satisfied look and -a big  bas.'.et  of  trout,   besides   an     eight-  pound   steel   head   in   a gunny     sack.  Nobody else had been making catches  but  Mr.  i\'<.-Murtric  was kind  enough  lo  open his  basket  and let all    who  would feast   their   eyes   on his     fish,  one, a big fellow, weighing more than  four pounds, occupying the place    of  honor on lop.   The catcher'was mjs-  le-rious as to where he had been and  in  a stage  whisper   informed  a friend  that   if vvas giant  powder he    vscd  with success, and then glowered dark  ly at  the fisheries  inspector,       who  happened to be aboard.  Launch and Pleasure^ Boats of all  descriptions, for .Hire. Boats built  lo order and Repaired. Spoon ioars a  Speciality.  IIARItUP AND  HAYEDN.  BOAT     BU1LDEHS.  ������j [dose  boarded and  if  is nearly flic-proof as il could _well_  |i be made A new Fue Limit Bv.law*-  3' has taken the i*-l.ic3,o[ the old one,'  and the clause retjiiiring shingles to  be set iu morlar has been eliminated  and another ;.rov-ision calling for t'he  painting of the shingles on the out-  ;4| side with lire-proof paint added. It  RJ'wilI be seen at' once .that lire-proof  ra" paint on the shiugles would he no  fl 1 rot eel ion whatever from such afire  as lhat or yesterday, as the danger  j was fiom the inside, not from the  roof. There etui be no -doubt-that the  i mortal under the shingles saved the'  loss of the entire building yestciday,  and probably pi evented a con!lagra-  lion that would have destroyed (he  principal business li-Kuses in Uk*'town.  The hose cart and fire engine' wero  d laycvl because the horses were at  the other cud 4- of the town ha,uling  giavol 01 some ether e.-iiriUy strange  t'liiiQ for fire horses to be doing and  by thc time a stream of water was  turned on, the Pre had broken out under The cave on the v.est side and in  -the fruit of 'ihe b.u'Kiing near  a* e-c of lhe ^'-i'1*-'- 'n!,* Lhc *'������*>r  still  intact.  After the firemen got to work bow  ever, it was.'jiot long jolorc the flames  I nn ere-under control, Thc ' water  fx wori s responded splendidly and --l.e-  g fore many minutes theie were four  r? s!reams playing on lhc buildingjnak-  p ing it almost impossible for tho fire  % to gam headway. By this time all  tie sloe'- ol the Farmers' Market  " nad been removed and some attempt  bad been made to gel. out the regalia  and banners of Hie different lodges  that have their meetings in thc "Foresters' Hall. The Herald Publishing  Co., whose pruning office is in the  f-ame IviUing, made no attempt to  take anything out of the building except the books and newspaper files,  'the result justified them in tlvss.^as:  removal of 'the type and machinery  in tlie haste that would have been  necessary, would doubtless have resulted in more loss than was occasioned by allowing them to remain  where  they were.  - '| he chief loss comes on Court ������Ja.  naimo' Foresters Home, A. 0..-F.,  wiho arc owners of the.building which  is probably covered��������� by the $2,000 instance held by the lodge on.thc London  Mutual,  of whkh J.A. TdcAloiiey  W. G. Fraser  MercliantTailorr  **��������� (1st Avenue)  Spring Stock on hand. Call early and  get your choice.  5.  means .  SHERW1N WILLIAMS PAINT  Our   Spring. Stock Jias  just arrived,   and now  is  a good time to   j>aint..  Covers more and lasts longer-,   than any other Paint on .the market.  m  i  **v  "ill  LADYSMITH HARDWARE CO., Ltd  nn  MERCHANT TAILORS  . NEW\ SPRING   AND   SUMM ER GOODS JUST ARRIVED.  - I'l.ai It's" Dwin. if the'above firm, v isits Ladysmith evciy Sunday for the  ���������impose" of  taking measurements and     seeing customers    personally.    May  be seen at  thc T-iotels.     We., guarantee all stock and a perfect (it at    the  lowest, possible rates.   Suits from      $15.00 up'. 'Pants from. $4.00 up.  All <  Band-made. ��������� '"',���������'���������.'' M . ^i-  ".il  ���������H'  *"*arowimxrmM;aEma  m \rmmt '���������fcwy^?^gF^=*>jHFii������Kaittggtp-i^jp.^]??i������ga3ti-\  RIAL I ESTATE  hlVE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE  is the local agent. The loss of the  Herald Publishing Co., is compara-  ti\ely small, being entirely due to  water, which flooded Uie composing  100m.  DEEDS  i :  /  WILLS,".' MORTGAGES,   CONTRACTS  "; '���������'''. DRA WN.  AND   AGREEMENTS  JO UN STEWART  CONVEYANCING  P. O. Box 268  NOTARY   PtjCLIG.  ffiz">-^&%������E������Slg&S3Z&igm  I  BARGAINS  In AI/L LINES  OFGOODSCAE-  RIEDBYUS  I WATCHES,, CLOCKS KIKGS, JEW������LRY,S3L  VERWARE, FANCY GOODS OP ALL KINDS  n  'fi  Wins tlie  f  B-FORCFMHER  WATCHMAKER,   JEWELER,  OPTICIA N  First Avenue,    X   X   X      Ladysinith,   B. C  Dr. R. B, Dier  -   Surgeon Dentist  All work guaranteed, and at reason-  Fresh  CHOCOLAETS  able rates.  High St.  Ladysmith  ���������FOVJ^*  y  OPEN AT ALL HOURS.  1st   .venue,   --1  -   LaU/smith  H  ������

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