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 I"   I  I DUNCANS &      !  4       LADSYfUTH |  The  .  V-.  ''^.  J't  lX.1    rj\}  :is>  ";5  >  1 /r~\  TORi  *.  ^'*  ?' I LADYomiTS f���������*���������������  |       & DUNCANS  VOL. 2,  SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1905.  PRICE FIVE CENTS  RUSSIAN FLOET IN  STRAITS OF KOREA  Various Advices To-day Point to thc   Probability  of an Early Battle Between ths Fleets of  Belligerent Powers  St, Petersburg People Believe Togo   has Been Defeated- Movement of Russian Fleet Gives  Satisfaction to Admiralty  I MM Tl on- WESTERN FUEL COMPANY  GO STRIKEBS PUBLISHES STATEMENT  IK --  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Advices from various sources today , papers     got out extras which were  point to ������tlie probability, of an early    eagerly      purchased  by   the  holiday,  .- battle between the Russian and'Jap-j crowds in  the parks ami on the bou-  anesc fleets. The Tokio despatches  reporting the presence of Russian  warships     off ,Tsu Islands in.      the  levards, and the admiralty was soon  besieged with inclines for news.  But the si aft' had none to offer.   It  Straits of Korea indicate that'the ' was reiterated to the Associated  Russian Admiral has divided his* Press at five-o'clock that the admir-  flects', as authentic despatches :to the'ally had received nothing, beyond tlie  Associated" IJiess, confirmed by ad-'news despatches from Tokio, explaui-  vices received in Washington show ing that the staff, here is now entire-  thai, souk: Russian vessels are still , ly dependent on the Japanese ad-  near Shanghai. It, is probable that vices, and can expect nothing furth-  l.o.;cs(,vcnsky has ^detached his auxil- cl'   fl0m   their, own   resources   until  and on the other presence of colliers  and converted  cruisers off Shanghai  is regarded as a blind lo confuse the  Japanese.    The orders sent;to Japan  merchant vessels at Chec Foo      to ,  Associated   Trades With-  draw iall Support] from  .Teamster's Cause     r  This {Action Checks Peril  to Building .Industry  of City  ������������������_. i  /  Chicago, Ills., May 27.���������The attention of strikers and employers was  centered largely 1 oday\, upon the eff  feet of. Ihe action of'ihe Associated  Building Trades, accounted thc.sMoii  Rest labor body in Chicago, and representing in its membership upwards  of J8,000 union men.' This body having withdrawn both moral and financial support from the teamsters'  cause.   The first-.effect, will be to cut  President  Howard   and Manager   Stockett Give  ______ * "��������� i  Public Notice and Set Out Their Reasons for.  Changes in Either Wages or Time  They Affirm That Some Compromise  Must be  Made or the Mine Will Close When Amende  ment Comes Into Effect  The Western <. Fuel Company in Na-f ter mined that obedience t-o the law  naimo has linally given out their an-(means the closing of No. 1 shaft un-  ticipaled   statement aud the same is J til conditions arise that ars more fa-  given below     together with explana-  luries     supply      vessels, unarmored  and others unfit for battle,  and pro-  ceded northward  with his main fighting   force.- Whether    it js his inten-  Admiial   Rojestvensky   reaches   Vladivostock.    There   is  no  concealment  of. the pleasure, however, with which  the  officers  read   the  definite  statc-  V   '  tion  to force To-go  to accept battle , l���������"nt  from  Tokio   il]iilt Rojestvensky  or     whether his  object is to reach    was ������" U,��������� Tstl  ,slar'd*'  Vladivostock,    the despatches do not '  make clear.   Togo's whereabouts arc  not known.  =*  PRIVATE   ADVICES REPORT  NAVAL   ENGAGEMENT.  Washington, DC, May- 27.���������Private advices iecei\'?d hereof an entirely authentic 'nature, .'report that  more, than twentyr6iie _ Russian vessels, including thr������e battleships and  three cruisers of Saddle Islands,  which are sixty or seventy miles  south-east of Shanghai. v Additional  .information reports UiafcsSy is'rumored that a naval cngageniSk has taken place. <%  A bulletin fiom Nagasaki at noon,  says: IV i.s reported that a' Russian  Ho3t is.passing the Su Island, in Ihe  Straits of Korea. .  BELIEVE  ROJESTVENSKY  .   MAS KEEN VICTORIOUS/  St.  Petersburg,  May 27.���������(3   p.m.)  ���������There was  great rejoicing here on"  receipt  of  tie Associated Press ds������-  palch   from   Tokio   announcing   ihat  Admiral    Rojestvensky     had      been  sighted  off the Tsu Islands,   ������"unit ���������  of Korea.    Many  people  nelieve   :h<tt  Rojestvensky     has  already  met f,:id  defeated A?lniiral Togo,  while others  hold that he has eluded the  Japanese admiral  and  that it  will  be      a  stern 'chase   for Vladivostock.   , flic  fact that     today is a general holiday  ���������the anniversary  of the Emperor's :  coronation,  ���������is     considered a happy  augury.   The city,   which   s '{fair, decorated, is     full of     rumors of Russian victory.  ST.  PETERSBURG IS  FILLED WTTII JOY  St.   Petersburg,  May  27��������� (5.-25.  p.  m.)���������During  the afternoon  Ihe news-  await instructions before sailing are  considered to si lengthen tne former  view, indicating that Admiral Togo  received information that Rojestvensky, had altered his course and .thereupon ordered all Japanese merchant.  men to remain in port.  FORTY-FIVE  RUSSIAN  VESSELS  SIGIITRD  Hong-   Kong, ' May 27-The Hritish  steamer Saint  KiMia,   which arrived  heie  today from Kiichino.su,  Japan  reports having     .sighted early in the  morning of   Wednesday, flay _4   forty-five Russian vessels, including battleships,     cruisers, torpedo boat destroyers, colliers, a hospital ship and  tugs, HO miles south     southeast of  the   Saddle     Islands.   The~Kussians  were stationary     when first sighted  and most'of,the,    colliers were half  empty.   Suhaaiuently     the     Russian  | vessels steamed     away, heading in a  northwesterly direction.    The Saddle  Islands   are a group cf 25 small islands situated about (JO miles southeast of Shanghai.  Tokio, May 27- 4.30 p. m.-Vice-  AUiniral Rojestvensky's fleet has been  sighted off Tausihima Islands, in the  strait of Korea.  Saigon, Cochin China, May 27���������  Returning'' colliers' report mat Vice  Admiral Rojestvensky's��������� fleet''arriveil  off the Saddle. Islands,' May 2-1 and  proceeded in thc direction of the  Straits of Korea.  Tokio,  May 27���������1.15ip.  m.-Imperial  .     ,���������,.,,_,...       ,        .       ArmF headquarters made "tlie follower Vladivostock.   Rojestvensky,  they ing anno,lncemcnt  today.   0n May 25  point out, is a believer in strategy  and mystification and his cruise in  Ihe Pacific may have been only to  avoid the danger of mines and torpedo boat attacks in the shallow  waters of the Straits of Dor-  mosa, but to deceive thc Japanese into the belief that his objective  was either "the Thiigaru of Laperouse  Straits; while in reality he changed  his course and headed for, the Straits  of Korea. As a matter of fact Rojestvensky seems fro have mystified  his own admiralty as much as , the  Japanese. On one hand the appear-  ance.of Russian colliers and converted cruisers, oil Shanghai is taken as  confirmatory of the theory that Ro-i  jestvensky's fighting division headed,  after circling the island of Formosa,  off nearly $1,000 a>'week from the j lions fl0m Mcs.srs Howard and Stock  strikers' funds. The%/subseq������etit cf- , kctt> w'tn comments on their state-  fccl, is problematical,"- many ��������� thinking  men Is:  RUMORS   OF  ENGAGEMENT  NOT  YET  CONFIRMED  St. Petersburg, May ;?���������The tension in naval circles is. very great.  News of the meeting of ih-i R.i>swn  ���������and Japanese fleets is expej.ed i.'ie  hourly.   The despatch -from 'i'.-i.io to  'the Associated Press , !>���������\ii;&~llint  it was rumored  that the lice   ,        e |  'already engaged in the siraiis of Korea, aroused intense interest at the  Admiralty hut nothing' confirmatory  had been received there up "to the  time this despatch was filed. The  majority of the "officers were inclined  i to do.ibt the accuracy of the Tokio  report,  believing that     Rojestvensky  : with liis'lighting ships is heading  northward for an eastern port of Japan. Others on the contrary considered it likely that Rojestvensky, after passing out into the Pacific doubled back through the Luchu Islands,  and  will  take the straightesl course  it means the first break in the fitrug  gle��������� the ifceginning of^the end.'' In any  event, .it, seems to check, the peril to  Uie building industry, of' the city, a  situation which had/become one of  the great' problems' of the strike.  Further,. this withdrawal of. the financial support is particularly trying  at ja time when finances are a serious  problem. ''  , The response to the request for  contributions from jthe'country at  large, has, it is alleged, not been up  to the expectations^' and with a daily  expense of $J0,000(- financial stringency may' lie the r^ock on which the  strike will be wrecked.  Rioting  was renewed     today near  the  rceaii shopping  district.     Missiles wert thrown rand a blockade formed at South water and  State sts.  Three ', wagons driven by non-union  men becJhne wedged between a number  of .heavy trucks  at  the earneel  This blockade had been cleared when  a trolley  cur  blocked   the_ way  and  missiles began to': ily.   A patrol wa-  PRESIDRNT  vorable for its operation.  The conditions we are facing were  forced upon the company in spite of  ;it,s  timely protest,  and  with  an. utter  disregard  of  the  predicted      results  which  the new law would  im-  at  HOWARD'S STATE  MENT ,Ipose  upon  the mining industry  In so far',as the Western Fuel Com-! Nanaimo.  pany is concerned,     the question be-1   The.closing of the mine is not   in  fore it is     one-of pure business, and  fulfillment of a threat,  because     the  not one   colored by politics, revenge, j interests of the company arc too im-  or any other issue. jportant and the welfare of its     em-  L'ndcr the law as il stands today, jP'oycas' and  their dependencies is too  the     actual  cent,  of the  the amendment, this     will be reduced  to 74 per cent.     Twenty-five per cent  of the mine     product is small coal, I  and is"   disposed of at a loss.   Thir- I  -r*  working time is 81  perjsacrcti  eight hour dav.   Under | reaso"s for so serious a step,  this law, conceived  in wrong      and  born   in  ignorance,   has   temporarily,  at 'least, paralysed  the  business  and  will  summarily cut  off  the monthly  .      , ��������� ,        ,  ,    o       Payment of $50,C09  to $60,000       in  ty per cent, of the coal sent to San ������������������,__,.  Manager  Stockett's  Statement.  matter of-news in  which every individual in Nanaimo is deeply interested,     but also in the hope that full  public  discussion  lnay aid in arrive  ing at a solution of the difficulty.  As will be found,  both Mr.  How-"  ard  and  Mr.   Stockett mate     very  plain, rctraigJilforward statements regarding the condition of work in the  mine and why it  will be necessary  to  re-arrange these conditions if the  company is tojic protected from The  eventuality  of closing  down the miae  As for the piu-posals of the Company  made to  the  men,  it   seems     clear  that the.proposal*:  for a   horizontal  to admit of any but grave [reduction of all the men's wages is a  m,l'   far     more serious handicap against  President  Howard  came  north ear-  Francisco     'becomes     converted into  screenings     when tihe coal is cleaned  for domestic purposes   and tho,screen-  ,y jn  ^ m<m{h  h) ^^  ings are sold     with difficulty and al-  alion      wilh   (he ,(lCal   llianaRPment  ways below     cost-   Oil    fuel has re- 'and   (o V(1,lfv ���������iaU.1IIPilts  as  >0   tho  duceel the annual     coal importations 'effect  the amendment  effectivi- June  in,California from 2,000,000 to 1,000-   ]st     would have.     The statements,  000 tons, and this is competed, for by j when     verified, showed clearly that  the   mines in ���������  Wyoming, Utah, New   the mine could not   be operated     ex-  Mexico,  Oregon,  Washington,  British  cept at such a loss   that  neither he  on'loaded with'police dispersed the I Columbia;, Australia and Japan, "or tli3 board of directors felt jusli-  crowd. Levy Maner,' attorney for 'Astralian coal, equal in quality'to fie(I in assuming. Instructions weie  the  Employers'' Association,, left to-"-'that fiom     Vancouver Island, can be  Uien iss".ed ,0 lake ou<' thc P"nips,  our cavalry in driving in a body of  Russian cavalry northeastward occupied Hsumiencheng, 18 miles north  of,Changtu. Otherwise with the exception? of small collisions with  detachments the situation is "unchanged/"-, :-/���������.''  day for New York. It is believed he  had been summoned to New York to-  ,ay before the head officials of the  express, company,   the  strike condi-  laid down at San Francisco at as low i  a, cost., : '  The recent'..tendency of prices under keen     competition    in our largt.  stop Uie fans and close clown the  mine until such time as .he amendment was modified or repealed. At  the solicitation of the local niana&c-  srons.and su\ests'-a, line of carhpa%n| market has been jJo.wn,ward_,_lo such  to he followed in the contest with an'extent that "thus far this year the  the labor unions.'  Ihe men than their alternative of going down at Protection shaft.     The  reduction,   which  the, company      has  figured out will be necessary to compensate   them   for   the   loss   of  time  under   the  new  law  amounts  practically to JO per cent.., which,is a serious reduction indeed and would probably be  regaidcd as  utteily impossible by the men.   The other proposal  to  utilize  Protection  shalt   to lower  the men is perhaps not so serious as  it does not involve any direci reduction   in      wagss.   The  only  serious  q'licstion   that  can  arise  with  relation to this is one of transportation.  The niimrer of men that would    tgo  down Protection shaft in_ such      an  event     would probably be in      tho  neigh'biorhood of from -280 to 300, and  these  men  would  have  to  be taken  across  and  back every  working day.  The expense of doing this would have  (o  be borne by the  men,   for,  while  FIRE ON  OCEAN LINER  REJOICE OVER 1)13.  ,   ' RESULT  OF FORAY  INSURANCE ADJUST  MENT IS BEING MADE  Mayor   Planta,   of   Nanaimo,   was  in the city  today in connection with  the adjustment of (he fire loss, at tho  Portland  Hotel. On  the stock      and  furniture   $2,000   insurance   was   carried, $500 having been carried on the  stock     and  $1,500 on  the furniture.  Mr. Liinsen,   representing      E.       P.  Rit.hetl,  is in   the city in connection  with  the slock  loss.     The   Insurance  on -life building is carried'by a com  pany represented  by  Mr.  McAlvery,  of Nanaimo...  ! Tn speaking of insurance matters  since Ihe lust fire, a prominent insurance man made the statement  (hat, hotel risks had i proved so unsatisfactory in British Columbia in general for the past, few years that  Ili2ie were many companies who  were refusing any such risks, and  others who would soon cancel their  hotel risks.  PRENTICE TRIAL  POSTPONED  Ashcroft, B.  C, May 27.���������The pre-  1'imiiiary  hearing on   a charge  of  aggravated .assault against J. D.  Prentice,   which   was   postponed   to   give  the''defendant an opportunity to procure witnesses,   was concluded today. I  Prentice     was  committed  for  trial.-.  and     released   on $7,������03 bail.     No ���������  witnesses were called.  HAMBURG WAS  LEADING  St. Petersburg, May 27.���������The news  of the successful     foray as told in a  despatch    from'   Lieutenant General  Linevitch, j>y Lieutenant ^General Mis-  tchenko, is a source of satisfaction  to the military authorities not only  because of the resultant damage to  Japan's supplies and communications  but owing to the fact that it is a  manifestation of... (the (.activity of the  Russian cavalry and an indication  that the growth of green fodder will  permit the employment of the Russian superiority ��������� in horsemanship to  greater advantage in. the preliminaries of the coming battle, as was the  case at Mukden.  DENIES  PURCHASE OF  ARGENTINE   VESSELS  New York, May 27.���������Thc St. Petersburg correspondent of tho Times  cables under date of Friday says,  as the result of information received  at tht; Admiralty, a high official,  !(naval) expresses the belief that a  naval battle is hound to -oceir within a few days. Whence the information comes he cannot divulge. N'u,-  val circles generally arci convinced  that Rojestvensky will do his best  to find time. The belief is based  chiefly upon the knowledge of Ro-  jestvenskyjs personal characteristics.  "I am authorized to deny the story  of the purchase of Argentine wai-  uliips by Bulgaria.for Russia." said  the aforesaid high official.  Liverpool, May 27.���������Fire fxom a,n  unknown, origin, broke out this morning in the second cabin section eh  the White Star line steamer . '.lajs?-  tic, ''.-which arrived at Liverpool May  25 th from New York., while lying at~  her--dock"here. Considerable ' image  was done to the cabins before/. ? .be  flames were extinguished. ������������������'��������� '  '������������������;-'.', : *./   .���������,;: ;./../;:U;/;  ffllNGOSCR REFUSES  TO SIGN THE LAW  c. ���������  Christiana, May 27���������King Oscar at  today's sitting of the council 0f ministers declined to sign the law creating a separate consular system for  Norway. The ministers immediately  tendered their resignations, but thc  King refused to accept them.  ^lent,   President   Howard   consented  [(in view of-the disastrous effect the Mr.   S   tockett says he is  perfectly  .closing down of the mine would Jiave willing to make anv advantageous ar-j  company's mine has not been run^||ipon 1he lown and community)     to ransemeats he can "to have this "done  pro"'- . ^ ^    j the submission to the men of the on- cheaply      and   piompLly,   he   insists  When    No.  1 shaft 'resumed opera-  ly Uvo alternative measures that ap- that   the  expense,   whatever   it    am-  tions after the fire  last year,  it was iPCar feasible in order to comply with ounts to, be borne bv the men. Just  made thc fixed policy of thc company not to tamper with the wao-'e rates nor with other questions that  .would desttirb the relations between  the company     and the   men, nor to  WILL HAVE PEACE  IAT  ALL   COSTS  t  New  Yorlc,  May  27.���������The  German  Yacht Hamburg������was lending thc Ai 1-  sa ��������� by   thirteen  miles,   with   the.   At  lantic,   Fleur  de  Lys,  and   the   ".ng-  lish clipper   Valhalla  strung      '   i.*  the  order   named   far   astern,   ,vlien  1lic.se yachts wcre sighted on May 23  and 2-i  by the St.  Paul.   The Endymion was also  sighted  by the     St.  Paul, on a course well  to  the north  of that taken by the Ailsa.and Ham- J $oltk British Locomotive combine  burg, . .        J . ;���������  HUNDRED  MORE   LOCOMOTIVES FOR THE JAPS  Glasgow,     May.27.���������The Japanese  government has ordered another hundred  powerful  locomotives  from  the j  Warsaw,     Stay 27.���������Governor General  Maximovitch     during the night  issued a    'proclamation directing thc  troops to restore order and use their  arms  without hesitation to this en  and giving notice that all persons a  rested   in  connection   with disturbances  will     he tried by court martial.  Strong patrols of cavalry and  infantry are. parading tho city and aU the  public      buildings     are  guarded  by  troops.    The Socialists  have  issued  ii manifesto  stigmatizing  as . traitors  the     national democrats  who  urged  the   workmen (o resume  work,     declaring the Socialists'  intentions to  continue fighting the government, regardless  of consequences.  Baku, May 27���������The man who assassinated Prince Nakachinze, govt  ernor of Baku, Wednesday, by throwing a, bomb at his carriage, has been  arrested in a factory.  . o   the lawr .and prevent  the closing     of what this will -be is hard to say, and  the mine, viz.: the utilization of the it     is     conceivable that if the men  Protection shaft'for thc lowering, and should row  themselves  over it would  raising of the men on the north side cost      them  nothing,  but with ade-  of  the  mine,   or  a horizontal reduc- qluafe arrangements  for  taking them  permit any     outside tampering with I tion, lo compensate for the reduction; over, with tugboat and scow, it     is  those relations... S'p.lang as the con- /in  the  working hours,  in  the event certain  that  the  expense; would . be  duct of the business did not pmlucc j that all  the workmen preferred     i% very much less per man than there-  loss we were content to operate the'��������� enter the mine as at present' through duction.    In making the' above state-  No.  1 shaft, with the understanding m_nt'M'r.  Stockett explains  that he  that  at  any time  that the  amend- does  so that all the men may     be  ment might be modified or  repealed, fully informed of where they are, and  as it surely must be,  the reduction be  able   to  act  intelligently.       The  would be restored.  In     reference to the above statements  of the Company,  the I-IeralU  gives   the following  explanation     of  law that in study and analys s of its -j con>ditions:  ���������working. effect     will be found detri-i  mines, hut when the new law was enacted with the knowledge beforehand  that it1 was aimed at and could only  "seriously-affect the No. 1 shaft at  Nanaimo; a law that-was passed as  a political exigiency for the. preservation of personal and party power, a  mental   to   the  workingman,   a  Law  that would increase  the cost of production regardless of all market con-  ilitions  which  it could neither reach  nor control, and thus wipe out   the  narrow margin of profit existing, af-  President     Howard,  t3r     the most careful computations   j Stockett,  giv.inij thtii:  statements, he says, arc the final results   of   weeks   of  careful   investigation   of. conditions-, and  consultation  between     himself and Mr/Howard,  and  represent their last ��������� word with  In view of the most unsettled con-  relation to the matter, arrd.it either  dition of affairs with regard  to  No. means, so far as  (hey are concerned,  1  mine  in  connecticn  with   the  en- acceptance of either one of the pro-  forcement of the eight hour day   on posnls precise  a close   down   of the  June 1st,  the  Herald  has  been  re- shaft.  quested   to  publish  statements     of The     statements of the president  and   Manarrr nnd   manager-of  the  company  ,  are  side   r.f       lie printed,    herewith    'exactly as they  the conclusion  is niathemetically de-     question, and does so,  not onlv as a have been handed in to ibis office.  DRINKING CUP SOLD  FOR SMALL FORTUNE  London, May aVV-^A.'small' sixteenth  'Century drinking cup carved out of  rock crystal mounted and enamelled  with gold was sold at auction here  yesterday aftenuiii for ?81,:57.'i. It  was said tlmt the cup \vas p;nchased  for J. P. Morgan of New Vrrk. It  belonged to .John Gabit.es, of tendon,  who placed the reserve price at $25,-  OOW. There has been much d sccssioii  over its authenticity, but the British  Museum has pronounced it genu inc.  TO HOOT  SPAIN'S KING   ���������o ���������  RUMOR OF WARLIKE  PREPARATIONS IN  Paris,   May   27.���������At   an   anti-military     meeting     here last night,  at  which  a number  of  anarchists   wer.?.  present, a resolution was passed calling on   the populace  to  hoot     !..!.,  Alfonso     during his visit  t-o  .���������'���������aii-  Di-sturbahccs occurred when    ho i;' th-  eiing was dispersed,  and several  rests  were   made.  ar-  NORWAY  London,      May   27'���������The   Christiana  correspondent.     of the  Daily Express  OUTLAW IS CAPTURED  AFTER   DESPERATE   FIGHT.  Aslivillc,      N.C.,   May   27.  Nat  from  ���������    ..      , . ...   Crump,   the outlaw  who  shot,  sends a sensational    story of alleged , ,   ,   _���������  , ,., ,. . - ,,   ambush  and  seriously  wounded Clay  secret    warlike      preparations  at all   . '  Grubb at, Salos-bury,  N.C., last Mon-  ,'C.AN   DO  WITHOUT  THE BRITISH CONSUL  St. Johns, May .27.���������The French  fisher-folk of St. Pierre Miquelon latterly resent the. presence there of  new British consul, and are . lready  agitating for Irs removal, regarding  the presence of si'ch an official as the  last step towards the utter J'.-in of  thn prosper.ty of the place.  DEPORTATION OF  RAILWAY  OFFICIALS.  Ciiicairo,   111.,     Mav  27-Milton  J.   st���������tcSk;     Poi������ls   ������n   the Norwegian  Palmer������is dead at his residence Here,   frontier,   for  the   purpose  of meeting.  aged 81 years.  He was a, brother of, possibilities in     relation to  the dis-  the late Potter Palmer, and for rna-  Put<" between    Norway     and Sweden  Iny years was his partner in the dry  the    question     of separate  consular  St: Thomas,. Out., May 27.���������An or-  der-in-council has been passed at Ottawa ordering the deportation of all  Pore Marquette railway officials who  violated the alien labor ilaw.  General Manager Cotter thinks the  Dominion government's decision very  harsh and unnecessary, and refers to  the large number of Canadians working  in   the  United   States.   He  also  goods business,  system.  day,  was   captured at. old Fort early  cajie(i   attention   to the  violation of  today after a desperate fight with a    the law by Michigan Central,   Grand  sheriff's posse, in which he was bad-  Trunk   and  Wabash railways.     Rail-  ' iy injured/  A prize of  $750  dead or   way people will fight the law and apr  I alive had bosn set on Crump's head, ^eal to Washington, it is said. ;3s fSDliJJBDSEy^SeSlS  .HE DAILY LEOGER  fublisned   every day except Sunday.  BY        TIIE        DAILY        LEDGER  COMPANY.  Offices,  Ladysmith and  Duncans  SUBSCRIPTION *>RICE  10 cents  a  month,    $5  per year    in  advance.     Advertising rates on ap.  plication.    S VITRDAY, MAY  1!)03  HAVE  TROLI'.LK   WITH  CHINESE   COOKS  The Colonist sajs:���������Steamer Lcc-  lanaw, Captain Meyers,, arrived oli  the ocean dock Thursday afternoon  tiom Juneau on licr win to Tacoma,  .seeking lo land four Chinese eooVs '  'Ihe Chinese in question were liin.il  at' this port or Ladysmith, and ac-  cor.liiiy; lo the l'nilc.1 Slates coasl-  in.H laws the si earner cannot carry  Chinese olhu- Ihau those entitled lo  liw in I he I'niled States. 'Ihe eini-  e;i:il ion ollicial.s oi'deud those .on  bo.ird the LccI.mi.uv lo he returned  lo I'.rilisli Columbia. The local customs authorities refused permission  lor the landing of the Chinese unless  the $2,000 head tun' was paid, failing  the identification of the Chinese.' It  was CNieclfd tlui thc Chinese would  lie identified  DAILY LEDGER  m  fclW'i i irWn_Jhgi IMi" n3BC>S  day School  Usual subjects "taught; also languages, drawing in pencil and crayons, paint ng in oils' and water colors, pianoforte and vocal lessons given in classes or individually.  MISS BERTRAM,  ladysmith. B. C.  TRAVCL   !M  SO. ID    N"ipl* & Nanaimo ITiiilwg^  ' Time Table No. 54,  ���������o���������  Via the peoples' favorite  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO. 686, P.  O. Ei     :-:        :���������:        :���������:        =-1 ,  Meets In the Opera House 1st and  3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.   Worthy  President,  B   Forcimmer;     Worthy  Secretary, C H. RummingB.  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ������������������   Plans,  Specifications -and  De- ������������������  '������������������   tails     furnishekl for all-kinds ������������������  ������������������   of work in. the CARPENTER ������������������  Line  ������������������   O.   B.  ROBELEE,  Carpenter ������������������  ������������������   and Joiner,     2nd ave, Lady- ������������������  ������������������   smith,  B. C. **  ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  2  Overlands  Daily  _  London, Toronto. Montreal Winnipeg, Vancouver, St. John. N.B. v 1  5_^fj_seaaa������tS  PRINCIPAL  CAYI'-N'S  POSITION* FILLED.  Toronto,     "May  27.-A cable rrom  Scotland announces that Rev.   II.   A.  A.      .Kennedy,   M.A.,   of   Callander,  Scotland   accepts the nomination  to  Hie  chair  of   New  Testament   litcra-  lnie  uiwl   evewsis   in   Knov  college,  made  vacant  by the death  of Principal  Caven  in  December  last.  A W. Stewart, Ltd., confectioners,  Adelaide and Duncan streels, have  assigned with liabilities of MB ,������'���������������.  and  assets  of  nominally   ltu' sanu'.-. .  TRANSl''l'.K OK LICENSE.  NOTICE is hereby given that at the  nest sitting of the Licensing Court  to be held at Ladysmith, I intend to  apply for a transfer of thc.retail liquor license now held by me for the  premises known as the Central Hotel, situate on Lot 'I, Mock 20, Ladysinilh, B.C., ."in myself to Joseph iVlligniilli And from Central  Hold   lo premises  to he erected    on  lot IS,  HI nek 28.,  FRANK   RARDESONO.  Ladysmith, B.C., May 1". 1905.  Hard wa reCo  \C,K NTS.  KOOSKVKLT,     THE  JUAN OK IRON  Theodore Roosevelt has*- l.ecn In  many places that demanded courage,  lie las faced bullets on Hie hattlc-  I'cld. Ife has followed thc trails of  wounded      mother-beasts   thai   turned  A      I'OE.M      ON  USELESS OLD MEN  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  Notice is hereby given that at the  next silting of the licensing Court  to he held at Ladysmith, 1 intend to  make application for a transfer of  the retail liquor license now held by  me for the premises Known as the Pilot, Hotel, situate on Lot D, block  ..20��������� Ladysmith, B. C, from myself to J. B. Thomas.  GEORGE I-TANNAY  Ladysmith,  B. C, 13th May, 1905..|giving v  iedie.wri,  at  she frontier,  I no ih-ar nnd  moan  to  die.  hay.   He has  where life is held nemo  where  to    -flinch may  in     moral -eonlib Is  he  Conic, let us Jvill the old men olf,  ll.ev'ie only in the way;  The youi.g men are the ones wc need,  and   ll.es   alone should  sway.  There's j.Os.r old   Tolstoi, how unwisi)  lived   on f        ...        '.  U U ir Ne w Managmen  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKinneJl & Woodbank  Proprietors.  ..Modern and     Strictly   I'irst  Cl:is;.  Commercial Mens'  headuuarters.'  Fire Proof    Building.  Passengers can leave Victoria daily  at 8 p. in. or 11 p. m..  TICKETS SOLD TO ALL POINTS  Shortest     route to    Feinic, B. C,  and ALL KOOTENAY POINTS. >  For  rates.     folders,     sleeping car  reservations aid nil information call  on or address  S. CI.  YERKES,     fi. R. STEPHEN  G.W.P.A., 75 Government st  . Seattle, Wash, Victoria. B.C.  ^ TAKING EFFECT Til   URSDAY,  APRIL  13,  Jt05.    '  j Northbound Southbound Northbound Sal. Sun. Southli'd  Leave Daily Arrive   Leave      and  Wed.       ��������� Arrive  A.M.      P. M. p. M.   , P. M.  Victoria  .V\..'.  ... 0:00 12.Of! Victoria .......  ..".... 4.S0   7.55  Sliawuigan  Lake  ...   v .'.   ..   10:20   10.-10 Shawni.an Lake .... 5.17  C.'IC  Duncans-..:.' -. 11:00   10 02 Duncan  ..:" '   5.55 5.55  Ladysmith       11:57    9.10  Ladysmith     (i.-15  5.00  Nanaimo  ���������   i '���������    12:40    8.20 Nanaimo  .-.   7.37  4.15  Ar.  Wellington''   12:53Lv 3.00  Ar. Wellington    7.52  de 4.00"  S. S. "JOAN" sails from Nanaim o for Vancouver Daily except Sunday; at 7 00 a. m., returning,.sails from Vancouver for Nanaimo on arrival of    0. P. R. train No. 1 or at 1.30 p. m.  Excursion rate's in effect to. all points, good going ��������� Saturday and Sunday,   returning not  later   than  Mond day. "  '��������� ���������        ' '   ��������� GEO. L. COURTNEY.  Traffic Manager.  i    and mean hi?, actions are  Compared      with  those of    Nicholas,  the  gloi ions young Czar.  Let  every  man  be chloroformed when  '    he has reached three-score--  lie has     no right    to linger on,  bis  ���������    usefulness  is o'er.  I low giand the 'world might be toil.u-,  if Gladstone, 'Tennyson,  Grim Bismarck and great Hugo all  had  died  a,t fortv-one.  'Turn out the. fossils' Give the boys a  1    chance to  write and rule;  A mm ������>t fifty is no man, he's but a  headstrong fool.  There England trails along behind���������  he.'  ruler';;  old,  pool   thing!  ,|,e niiliti,     power of the state, and   But    sec     how    Spain looms at the  .... ..        front with her sublime young king.  hack **i   the     militia     power oi  I be ^ __s   Riser.  i-tate   the military  power of  the ii;������-  NOT1CB.  Persona.  found    using our   Patent  I Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda Water. Works.  Ladysmith, B.C.  has l,ee-n uncompromising, c.en when  M-e:iungly all-powerful associations  tlireatenea his political destruction ii  lie d.d not alter his course of action.  !\'e. oi thelcss, despite of all this, we  .ire of the opinion that Mr. Uoo.-e-  \elt nc.er cxlu'iitcd a finer 'quality  of courage than when lie did his simple (Lily hy telling the representa-  ;i.u-, of the labor unions ui riol-rack-  ed and nioh-ridden Chicago that hack  o!  Hie police power of the city stood  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  NOTICE .is hereby given that at Ihe  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 me for the  premises known as the Island Home  Hof2l, situate on Lot 3, Block 20,  Ladysmith, ".B.     C!.,  from myself to  Agnes  Knight.  1-1.  L.  BATES.  Ladysmith, B-   C., May  13,  1905.  tion, of which power nc, as eoin-  inaiidcr-in-cliicf of the military forces  of the United States, would direct  the- instant use if necessity arose in  continuance of disorderly and l.uv-  hss conditions in the city in which  he was then speaking, A less courageous man than Theodore Roosevelt  might have avoided the necessity of  ���������bite to his rooted opinion by  avoiding the city -which, has been  .liameeMiv such a tumult. A le=s  courageous man than 'Theodore Roosevelt, might- have met the challenge  of the union'leaders with a few sleek  and oilv phrases. Rocsevelt, .lid nc  ther. We need not praise him too  much, for he d'.d only his exact duty,  but d-'t-v so done is admirable.. 'I he  whole country fell in the man thc iron that did not -Hindi or turn aside.  ,���������Pan Francisco Argonaut,  - J.PIERCYJHD CO.  WHOLESALE DRYGOODS.  Victoria, B. C-  Manufaeturers of the Celebrated  IRONCLAD BRAND  -   ������f        .:'-���������..���������','���������"-''.  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS.  PANTS, ___  SHIRTS. ETC!"  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,      Ladysmith  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Rate* *1.23 aid *L50���������  Free hue to all (steamboat landings ant:  i ail way depots. ,EI������y_lric cara eveiy liv  msi.nte������ iu ������ll parte of, the city.   Ba  ������u<! tabit- unexcelltd. .-  F. BAYNES, Proprietor,  ABBOTT- ST.,  VANCOUVER  B, 0.  HILBERT  J!lBfcsRy  r_is;i* -i--f���������w-u-t-w**������������������ ��������� ___  Public Notice  Limited,  time  Attention is called to the       fact that the  Ogilvie Flour Hills Co.,  makers  of  ROYAL   HOUSEHOLD    FLOUR.     have for some  past been producing flour in a    vastly   improved   and   purified   form  by  the aid of   ELECTRICITY  and  has ing secured   control   of    all   the basic patents relating  thereto, lake this opportunity of advising   the   public   that   any   unauthorized users or the electrical    Hour   purifying processes   will  he l������o-  ���������ecuted.  Ogilvie Flour Mills Company T_>inited  are tlie only millers in Canada whose iFionr i*  purified by th*, Electric process  ������A!NTING,   PAPEk  ETC.  HANQINQ  HENKY'S NURSFRIES  NEW CROP���������  Home Grown 8l  Imported  GARDEN,     FIELD     and FLOWER  SEEDS  Work  done properly and at     right       v^^^' __..._    0  rices.     Shop and residence ia rear   THOUSANDS    OF  FRUIT,  ft  f Ladysmith Hotel ORNAMENTAL      TREES  J   E. SMITH, Prop  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES.  GREENHOUSE  AND HARDY  PLANTS,  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.    Catalogue free.  3010 Westminster Road. Vancouver.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)  One block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. ; Rates J2 per  day. Corner Granville and Hastings  streets   Telephone,  1-4.  BARBER    SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  The  ESPLANADK    between the  Grand and Abbottsford,  Wimjam Powkrs, Prop.  F. ncB Young  BARRISTOR and  SOLICITOR  NANAIMO, LADVSMHH  BOOTS AND SHOES  AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing and making to order   a  speciality.  THOriAS MCEWAN  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  '^^.*-^������^*-^.*-'^^'.^^.*-"^*'^-*^^  1     THE TYEE COPPER; CO., Ltd.'   |  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, OOI.D AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Works at  IvADYSrvIITH, B'. C.  Convenient to E. &. N. Ry. or the Sea  %  *     r  THOS. KIDDIE.  | CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  ������ General Manager,  Smelter Manager. |  W. SILER.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY  WORK PROMPTLY D������'   "  Leave orders at'the Abhotsfofd.  LADYSMITH SHAVING  PAW ORS  HIGH  STREET.  :���������:���������: Best in the City :������������������:���������J  RATKS $2 oo PER DAY  RA������IPr,'{ ROOMS  bar surrr.iKiJ with be-t  WINKS, IJQUORS, CIGARS  ABB0TSF0RD HOTEL  Best accomodation in town.   Splendid bunting and fishing in near vicinity.   -  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor - LADYSMITH, B. C.  LIVERY, BOARDING AND       *  I SALES STABLES |  *  EXPRESS WORK   A SPECIALTY.  '���������  ������ PHONE 66  __ - *  DAVID JOHNSON  LADYSMITH *  STICKET   OFFICE  Cor.  Government     and  Yates  Ste.,  Victoria, B. C-  3  Trains  Transcontinenta1  Trains^ Daily  3  Wc  rni'iiL  Tlih;   I  lias    litcn   coiiiplelely  rcnovalcd  Board  and lodging $.1.00 per i;  HOTEL    PRETORIA  Bar   Supplied   will)   the  Best    Wines,  Liquors and  Cigars.- Jst Avenue :-:  :-  * li f'v '  Ladysmith B.C.  "V  lie Farmer's  Meat Market  Geo. Roberts, jc    X  Prop  :iave just r.'ceivt'd a 'arge sllil'-  of the famous Melrose Liquid  Paints, the best, on the.market at  $1.7") per gallon. Wc. also (handle. Maple Leaf brand of varnishes, buggy  paints, etc., in fuel, we have everything to beautify the. home,  Wallpapers from 10c to $\M per  Double  Roll.  Painl.in.c nnd p.iperhineing done nt  reasonable rates.- at '.....  HARRY KAY  FIRST AVENUE   Dealers in    Pianos and  Organs .. .  Ladysmith, B. C.  Are You  Tbei be sure your tickets read   via  tbe  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 Yesler Seattle.  One ol which is tbe famous "North  Coast Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman -.and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Tluoiigh tickets issued to all paints East and  South, also Pullman tickets issued  and berths reserved.  Only direct route to Yellowstone  Parle. Cheap rates from all points  .Easti'frotoi.'Maireli 1st to Maty lfifch.  Steamship tickets on sale to all  Europeun points. Very low rates  now in efl'ect. Cabin accommodation  reserved by wire.  .For 'further  particulars  call  at the  o<n or phone No. 45G.   ������������������  A. D'  CARLTON, C. E. LAMG  A.G.P.A.,  N.P.,        General  Agent  Portland,  Ore. Victoria,  R.C  WM. MUNSIE, President  J.  W.  COBURN, Man.  Direetor  Telephone*46.  THE JONES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Oooff Table, Good Bed and Good Bai  (Half Block from Depet.)  HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  JOTICE is hereby given  that at the  ext sitting  of  the  Licensing  Court  be held at Ladysmith, I intend to  pply  for a transfer* of  tho retail liquor  license     now held by   me     for  the       premises        known      as     the  Central     Hotel,      situate, on  Lot  1,  Block 20, Ladysmith, B.C., from-my-  elf  to  David   TI.   Davies  and       from  the said  Central   to tihe   New    West-  rii  Hotel,  situate  on   Lot 5,   Block  8. Ladysmith,  B.  C.  FRANK  BARDESONO.  Ladysmith, B. C, May 2nd, 1905.  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co  Ltd.  MILLS. AT   FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH���������Shingles  a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers     of���������  Rou^li and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,  Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., of the Best Quality.  Seasoned   and   Kiln  Dried   Flooring      and  Finishing    Lumber in   Stock.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $8700.000 Reserve Fund, $3,500,000  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  [B. E. WALKER, General Manager ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  BANK MONEY ORDERS  ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES :  $5 and under.....   3 cents y'?,:"  Over $5 and not exceeding $10.-  6 cents  ������    $io        " ���������"' $30  10 cents  ������    $30     ." " $50. . 15 cents  These Orders are Payable at Par at any office in C luidu of a Chartered Bank  (Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking- point* ll the United tstatea.  HEOOTIAHLK AT A 1'IXKI)  RATK A  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMKRC    , LONDON, ENG.  They form an excellent method of leniittiti   small sums of money  with safety and at small   :o.st.  ���������sLAO^FIrUTH BRANCH  W.   A.   CORNWALL.  Manager.  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders with  BLAIR  &  ADAM.  All work fust-class at THE CHRY  3TAL, VICTORIA.  Best accommodation for transient  and permanent boarders and .lodgers.  GRAND      HOTEL  This new Hotel lias been comfortably furnished and the bar is up-to-  date. Rates $1.00 a day and upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :���������: :���������: :���������: J���������: Ladynmlth  LADYSMITH BAKBRY  HOP LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE."  PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED AND FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary of all kinds.  Orderi taken for Pastries to be de-^  livered at any time.  Employment Agency.  HAY, GRAIN AM)  FARM PRODUIj  Orders   will   be   delivered  anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at  Christie's,  on tas  Esplanade .,  JAS.  WARNOOK.  ft  fs.   ? ,s?mto.BmTmm^immmu>m*  -MMHi  mm  DAILY IBLOM  \****** ���������������������������+������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ********** ���������������������������������������������.��������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������  r-DORM Uffl DIBKTOPT - f  ������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������*������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������*���������������+++*++ ���������������������������������������������  i  ���������i  There is No Necessity  cf sending away for anything'   you may require in  Hardware or Garden Tools  We can supply your wants in all  seasonable  goods such asl Hoes,  ��������� Spades, Shovels, Rakes, Lawn  Mowers, Poultry netting, Etc.  .  Prices Always Right  PITT & PETERSON,  Duncan,    B.C.,  Jzontyalem  Jfotel  DUNCAN  ESTABLISHED 1878  DUNCAN and QUAillCHAU  W, P, JAYNES  Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Merchandise���������  |.������ENTS FOR���������The American Cveam   Separator Co, Grant Powder Co.,  and B. C. Pottery Company.  k Also Manufacturer of all kinds of Feed from Home drown Products.  1* \        - i -  STAGE LEAVES FOR COWICIIAN  LAKE MONDAY,   WEDNESDAY,  AND FRIDAY.      MOUNT.  SICKER  DAILY.  PRICE BROS.,  Proprietors.  Quamichan Hotel  ���������o-  Keast's Livery &  Freighting Stables  ��������� -H. Keast, Proprietor  Headquarters  for  Tourists and Com  mercial Men  ���������o���������  BOATS ON SOMENOS LAKE.  Splendid Fishing, Telephone connec  tion.  FRANK CONRUYT, Prop.  Duncans Station.  r  Stage leaves Mount Sicker at   7  a.m.,  at 12:30 p-m.,  daily., except     Sundays.  returning,  leaves   Duncan  (Specials at short notice.)  la  X   X   DUNCAN,   B.   C,   X   X  ROBT. GRASSIE & SON  GENERAL BLACKSMITHS  Royalty at the rate of 2k 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 bound-  aiy to bo fixed by its position on the  lstday 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 ihe lease, and,one dredge for  each five miles within six years from  ��������� such date. Rental, $100 per mile for  fast year and $10 per mile for  each subsequent year. Royalty, game  as placer mining.  Placer Mining in the Yukon Territory���������Creek, gulch, river and hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet in  eflgth, 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 bj_. 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 bald a free miner's certificate.  The discoverer of a new mine is entitled to a claim of 1,000 feet in  length, and if the party consists of  ���������        . ...      two, 1,500 feet altogether, on tbe out  Newest creations ,n  Millinery. Up- lput Vwhich  no royalty stollbe  n-llQ tp   TTq+c      Maria   nn.1   HVImmml    4-^ '*.. .. - ' *  Dredging in the rivers of Manitoba  and the N.W.T., excepting the Yukon  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of five miles each for  a terra of twenty years, renewable in  the discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged lied     or bars of the river  below low  water marK, and subject  to the rights of all persons who have,  or who may receive, entriJs 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 ia  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 of fraction  is sufficient.   Rental,  $10     per  annum for each mile of river leased. I    ���������������(��������� /i_���������^*    *, ,__  n ii.. .x  i... _._-    . ���������.       "=������*"*���������      nut despite the prosperity of their  JAPAN'S SPY SYSTEM.  Queer  Story of Some  St.  Peteraburs  I '1'eu Mereliunta.  I A good deal has been heard from  time to time of the extent to which the  Japanese pushed their spy system,  | both in Manchuria and Russia, before #  the war. The accuracy of the following story Is guaranteed by the Matin:  Toward tbe end of 1898 a Japanese  from Kiusiu arrived in St. Petersburg  and opened a tea warehouse on the  Nevsky prospect. Shops of this kind  simpjy swarm in the Russian capital,  but all tbe same the Japanese prospered exceedingly.  In view of the big business be anticipated at the Easter festivities during  ( the following spring the tea merchant  ��������� got over Ave of his fellow countrymen as assistants.   These were all ex-  , treniely agreeable,   tactful young fellows,  who  quickly  ingratiated  themselves with the aristocratic clientele of  the shop.  I Union  Brewing Co- \  | NANAIMO,   B. C.  r ,  [       Hanufacturers of the  t     . I" British Colun.bia  Lager Beer and Porter Guaranteed  Brewed  from the Best Canadian Malt Run Hops  99*99********9*9**9 ���������������������������������*���������#������������*-*������*������**������������������^��������� ...  AN EASTER OPENING  FAIR'S  NEW  MILLINER. STORE  OPENED AT DUNCAN  business tbe Japanese did not seem  happy. Their melancholy was noticed,  and at last they confessed their secret  They did not in the least mind leaving  Japan; they were delighted with Russia. What they did not like was to remain foreigners on the soil of their  adopted country. Their dearest wish,  they said, was to become naturalized  Russians and to be admitted Into the  Orthodox churcb.  Tbe Idea appeuled to the aristocratic  customers of the tea shop, and in due  course they were admitted into tbe Orthodox churcb and made Russian citizens.  Shortly after this tbe five new Russians wanted to get married and found  families.   Once   more   their  customers  Interested themselves In-their behalf.  Brides  were  found  In  tbe  shape of-  pretty young Russian work girls, dowries provided by subscription and the  marriage  ceremony   duly   performed.  Time went on, children were born, and  everything   in   the   various   menages  seemed to be most satisfactory when  suddenly the war broke out.   Two days  later  the. Russian-Japanese   tea  men  had all disappeared, leaving their wives  arid families behind them in St. Petersburg.   St. Petersburg society was flabbergasted.   Tbe confidences It had unfortunately Imparted to tbe tea men  went to Tokyo in the form of private'  reports to the Japanese general staff,  while tbe heroes of the story, all captains or lieutenants in  the  Japanese  army,  went back to  their respective  regiments.���������London News.  Miners' Drilling Machines,  Made to order and Repaired at short  notice.   Drill Sharpened  by  us always gives satisfaction.  Picks handl ed and repaired.  Shipsmi thing    in  aV     its   ^rarities.  Horseshoers and Genera! Blacksmitns.  David Murray  Buller Street   ...    -  Ladysmith, B   (  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  THE BEST MEATS  BUT ARE     ALWAYS ON THE LO OKOUT FOR  IN THE MARK ETS.  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF THE RO  OKIES, YOU WILL GET THE BEST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  PANNELL   &   PLASEKT7  STFVENS BLOCK,  OAT/.t.R'=  .ADYSfllTH, B  |  x  LAC /SMITH TRANSFER CO. x  |        PIANOS,  |<U w        wa,      iiuivii        111/       LviHllIf        ft I m 11 IK?  to-date Hats   Made and Trimmed to diargen, the rest of tbe party ordin-  Order at-Shortest-Possible Notice  FLOWERS,     FOIL AGE.   All    Ladies     cordiajlj      invited    to inspect  HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY  AN IDEAL TOURIST AND  HEALTH RESORT  Station street.  DUNCAN, B. C.  DUNCAN   LIVl^and STABLES  S. J. Hagan, Manager  ���������f    Freighting a Specialty   ���������..  PRICES riODERATE   c  F*RST-CLASS   TURNOUTS     OF    RIGS,    HARNESS,   HORSES.  DUNC AN.i   B. C. ~  Your patronage solicited .Telephone  in  Connection.  ilELSTIUTIICOIIJIi  Tourists and sportsmen making this hotel their headquarters will appreciate the excel- j  lent cuisine and service'.  Electric light is fitted through  out.    There is a good   supply  of water.    No mosquitos.  SHAWNIGAN LAKE .B.C.  Pharmacist  R. B. ANDERSON  HIGH GRADE BICYCLES  BICYCLE AND GUN  REPAIRING.     ACETYLENE    G  FIXTURES AND GENERAL METAL WORKING  Fine lines,  WATCHES, CLOCKS and JEWELRY REPAIRED.  SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED.  Oddfellows Block    ���������    ���������    '.  ���������    ���������    ���������    ���������    ��������� Duncans, B.C  )i  \ *  ii  ii  ii  ii  ii  k  FOR DISPOSAL OF MINERALS.  ION DOMINION LANDS IN MANITOBA  THE  NORTHWEST TERi  IRITORIES     AND . THE YUKON  ^TERRITORY.  ftfoal���������Coal lan'i's may be purchased  $10 per acre for soft coal and $20  : anthracite.    Not more than  320  lies can be acquired by one individ-  pi or company. Royalty at the rate  ten cents    per ton of 2,000 pounds  l;all be collected on the gross   out-  ��������� t.  [Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  Td over and joint stock companies  tiding free miners' certificates may  obtain entry for .a mining location.  A free ni._ei's certificate is granted  for one or more years, not exceeding  Jive years,  upon payment in advanca _ __  _  $7.50   per  annum  for  an. individual,  'area not exceeding 160 acres  and from $50 to $100 per annum fori . T.^e     P^*ent_ for a mining location  a company,according  to  capital  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with  other requirements, purchase the land  at $1.00 an acre.  Permission may be granted by the  Minister   of     the Interior  to  locate  claims containing iron and mica, also  copper, in the Yukon territory, of an  ary claims only  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at the rate  of two and one-half per cent, on the  alue of the gold shipped from    the  fukon Territory to be paid to    the  Comptroller.  No free miner shall receive a grant  of more than one mining claim     on  eaeh .separate river, creek or gulch,  but the same miner may hold     any  number of claims by purchase,    and  free miners may work their claims' in  partnership by filing notice and paying a fee of $2.00.   A claim may   be  abandoned and another obtained    on  the same .creek, gulch or river by giving notice and' paying a fee.  Work must be done on a claim each  year to the vnlue of at least $200.  A certificate that work\has      been  done must be oittined each year;    if  not, thc claim *__,'! 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   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 exceei  thr.se times  the breadth.  Should the prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactor-  ly establish such discovery, an area  not exceeding 640 acres, including the  oil well will be sold to the prospector at the rate of $1.00 per acre and  the remainder "of the tract reserved  namely, 1,280 acres will be sold  at the 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,  Pierre Lotl's Oddltle*.  Pierre   Loti,   whose   adaptation   of  "King  Lear"  is  the  latest dramatic  novelty in Paris, is nothing if not versatile.   Naval officer, novelist and academician, he is a man of many roles.  Ordinarily he is the most unapproachable of men, speaks little, shuns society  and generally plays  the  hermit.  Then, after a long Interval, once every  ten years or so he suddenly announces  a grand fete, and tbe residence of the  recluse is invaded by hundreds of visitors.   One of bis most famous entertainments was that which he gave, last  year, when a wonderful Chinese pagoda which ho had built was inaugurated  by a grand party, which all the guests  were,requested to attend in Chinese j  costume.    All the servants, host and  hostess -were likewise garbed in Chinese, dress.    Afterward followed supper, at which sharks' fins, swallows'  nests and other Chinese delicacies were  consumed.  ORGANS ANDHOUSEHOLD ' FURNITURE MOV-  ED PROMPTLY A ND SAFELY.  StaWee in the rear of the Ladysmith hotel.  Abbots ford.  Leave orders at   the  444-4  WILLIAMS AND WA5KE f  r4 4 ��������� 4 4 4+44-*++++4.+4~4+4,4.4-4.*4<>+������.,  ���������*-+-444 *4  *  ���������i  4  *  *  *  4  _ >4t4^ Superb I  l\$rj( Table    !  PROUD OF HER  iki*>-arS&Ja_*-������i__b  mens.  Bo* Slidea Ia Ireland.  Compared   with  some  of  tbe  bog  slides which have taken place in Ireland the recent disaster in County Ros-  commou may be regarded as of trifling  importance.   In 1708 a slip of a milel  long and a quarter of a mile broad occurred at Castlegarde and buried three:  houses containing twenty-one persons.  A similar disaster took place at Adder-  goole,   in   Galway,   thirty-five   year  later. Fresh in the public memory is thi  bog slide of eight years ago.  Between:  and 3 o'clock one bleak December morn  ing the edge of the Knocknageeba bog.  overlooking the Ownacree valley, near  Klllarney, gave way and liberated a  vast flood of peat and water. The flood  rushed  along with startling rapidity,  swept away the stone built bouse of  Cornelius  Donnelly,   Lord   Kenmare's  quarry steward, and Donnelly, his wife  aud six children  perished.���������Westminster Gazette  SA-r-frr;.<_-__?r_._1 _- ntm������ ,  Snowy linen  Every  home-loving  housekeeper  feels  the fascination of fine  IRISH LINENS  -We are proud of our stock.  Shamrock Brand  HAS NO PEER--1T IS PURE  Bleached Table Linnns, 6a Inches wide, 75c. 85c. ycrd  Blsached Tabli Linens 7a inches wide, $1.15 to $2.00 yard  Extra fine quality 88 inches wide if J.5O yd.  Table Napkins f om $1.50   doz.   Shamrock  Table Clothes, bordered, a yds sq., $2.00.  axa i-2 yds., $2.50 each.   Fine value  at  their price.   Round   Linen Doylies,   Lace  Border, 6 inch 35c, 9-inch 50c, 12.inch,  65c. each.   Sideboards from $i8jup.  Have you our {catalogue?  WEILERBROS:  VICTORIA,   B.C.  &BK&Htea_s������3_23&  --.���������^���������3^^������iSI^S^_s__a__5W  Ti  il  I shall provide for the payment of 9  Royalty of 2_- per cent, of the sales  of the products of the location.  Placer Mining���������Manitoba and the  N.W.T., excepting the Yukon Territory���������Placer mining claims generally  are 100 ft. square, entry fec$5, renewable yearly. On the North Saskat  ihewan River claims are either bar  A  free     miner,  having  discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the  ������ame with  two legal  posts,  bearing  Ideation notices, one at each end   on  the line of the lode or vein.  The claim shall be recorded within  fifteen     days if located within  v ten  '      i,���������n���������K    +������,���������#_        , -.     ,������������������    ,  ,v,ji^    f       ��������� ��������� .   . or  bench,  the former beinc 100   feet  Sioti z-iiStr tz7 r r* nd exterfr,g.Letwcen high S  ditiona,  ten  miles or  fraetion    The ' ������W T       T*! Thfe 'atter/neludes  fee for recording a claim is $5.- ',bar d'ff'nSl'.,fUt eXte?ds back to the  ..     .     .     * * .base of the hill or bank, but not   ex-  At least $100 must be expended ceeding 1,000 feet. Where steam pow-  on the   claim     each year or paid to  er is used, claims 200 feet wide may  the mining recorder in  lieu  thereof, be obtained.  CfUEDOMAir  Leads Them    All  IN QUALITY  SEALED TENDERS addressed to  the undersigned, and endorsed  "Tender for Post Office *.t Vancouver,' 13. C," will he received at this  olliee until Friday, .June,2-J, 11)05, inclusively, for the election of a Post  Olliee building at Vancouver, It. C,  according to the plans and specification to be seen at the Department of  Works, Ottawa, Out., and at the  Vancouver Armoury, Vancouver, 15-  0.  Tenders  will  not  he considered  unless made  out  on  the printed   fcrni  supplied,  and  signed  with   the   .ciual  signatures of  tenderers.  An accepted chc(|ue on a chartered  hank, payalile to flic order of the  Honourable the Minister of Public  Works, e-qijal to ten percent (10 p.c.)  To Make Hard Ti s   Good  and Good Times    Better  Buy Your Meats FYoixi  H. * W. MEATMABKr  NEXT DOOR TO THOMSON'S HARDWWARE STORL  WE CAN SATISFY YOU  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  NOTICE is hereby given that at the  next sitting of the Licensing Court  to he held at Ladysmith, I intend to  apply for a transfer of the retail liquor license now held by me  for   the   premises   known     as     the  -:o:-  R. P. RITHET,  & Co., Ltd.  Agency.  of the     amount of the tender, must Kings Hotel situate >on Lot 1, Block  ivcconipany each  tender.   'Phis cheque ,97,   Ladysmith,   B.   C,   from  myself  Pacific Coast  VICTORIA, ;������-.: :i*:  ���������B.C.  will be forfeited if the party tender  ing decline the contract or fail to  complete the work contracted for,  and will be returned in case of non-  acceptance of tender.  The Department, does  nut   hi nil   itself to accept the lowest or any tender. . ���������    .  By order.  FRED GELINAS  Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, May IC, 1905.  to Palmyr Tassin.  WILLIAM JOSEPH.  By his duly authorized agent,  HENRY  REIFEL.  Ladysmith, R.  C, May 2nd,  1905.  Ladysmith  Temp'e No. 5 Rathbone  Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's hall  2nd and  4th Tuesday at 7.30 p.  m.  Mrs. Kate Tat������, secretary,  H.O. MILES  Contractor  and Builder  REPAIRING   of  all  kinds  prompts  attended to.     Shop on Gatacre    at  M. R,  SIMPSON.  Solicitor,  Etc.  to   Loan  1st Avenue  ���������LADYSMITH THE    DAILY    LEDGER  sec  LOCAL ITEMS  ���������ft-JTi 1^-3  C'l'TIIIJKRT  I MEETS  i  I  yUMMKKS  TERRIBLE  DEATH.  The ling  li_li  Derbv  Sweep  closes  on  Saturday.  the  27th.  Tickets  $1.00  at  Stewart's.  Mr.   W.   A.   Lainsoii,  of Victoria,   is  re altered at  ihe Abbots ford.  Mr. J. Adam calls a meeting oi  the spoil commiUec for Monday even in ������j- in  ihe checker cliib  rooms.  Ii   i.s high  time we had  a "jud������e."  I'i ogress has     slaricd  again,      and  there are other cranks  in   town.  Kingston,   Out.,   May   27.���������Culhkei t  .Summer.-,,   of   Lansdowue,   was   teiri-  hly   and   fatally   injured,   being  dragged   by   a cow.    "A   rope,   which   became en tangled  about his  feet   when  the cow.ran  away,   throwing     Summers      and  dragging  him.    lie" was  pounded   against  a fence  and.      then  pulled over his seeding  machine.   His  abdomen   was   torn apart on  the latter.  THE   SPIRIT  WHICH  HER  IjRGED  TO      BE  Mr.   J.  Adam,  hp.s, since  the  21th,  missed  his fox" tender dog,   Deacon.  Should  anyone come across   the  dog  I'hey will fi.'iifer a favor by returning  il   to  its  owner.  Provincial   Constable  Stevenson,   of  N'.'ii linio, was in  this city this morning  o-ii private  business.   While here  Mr.   Stevenson   paid  a visit   to.     the  eily   hall  and      jail.    The  constable  .sai.l  he had never seen a better   eon-  si rut- led' or .'more  useful ��������� building  of  its kind in any city of this size.  %*e  ii-tuined   to   Xanai^iio at   noon.  FOR THE CIRCES.  On Tuesday evening, May'lfltli, a  I rain will leave Ladysmith for Nanaimo a I 7 p.m., and will leave Nanaimo on Ihe leluiu trip at 10..'10 p.  in.   Tickets /or  the round  trip 5(ic.  -NOTIUXO   SETTLED YET ;-  AllOl'T   POLICE   MAGISTRATE.  The  Ledger  is  informed   by  Mayor  Coburn   that   there  is  nothing to add  to the     .statement  published yesterday   relative   to  the  appointment   <"���������''  a        sti|ieii(lary      masis.rate. IV  is iindersUKxl that Parker Williams,  M.I'.P. is being consulted on- the  subject, and Ihat there is every probability of the matter being settled  in a. slim I time, and thai, it will lie,  so far as possible, in a manner sat-  isfaeloiy to the residents of Illicit v.  Paris,  May  27-���������The  American colony i.s gieally .amused   by  the distinguished A.loston woman's story of hoi:  own  fall   from  grace and  from      the  prim traditions of her venerable Puritan     ancestry, .with   the compensation,   however,   of a large haul       at  Monte -Carlo.    She   had'���������determined  (hat   nothing could  induce her  to  patron i/.e   the  seductive   tables,   but   in  the  twin  she  was  tormented  by     an  interior      voice  calling   "Seventeen!  Seventeen!"  At  the tables where sin was walcn  ing  the gambling  the  voice  was     so  linsistent   that   she  was  impotent   to  resiist.    She  put   a franc on seventeen  and   \V( n   (en.   A^ain  she  played  seventeen      and   again   won.        In   ever-  niminting'fever she slaked again and  again until  "I   found  lo ���������my  horror I  had   won  close   lo a thousand   francs.  People   were  gazing at  me   with   supernatural dread.    I .became  afraid,  tore myself away and  left   (he terrible  place tlo .same aflcrnoon.  1  now  have a handsome silver service sis' a  memorial   of   my. onlv   indulgence   in  ganvhiling���������but   tell   it   not   in    .Boston."  (.OMMCMCATJON,  u.uiior      i.s.(._,i.r ���������isii.���������I    nonce ai  Aloiui.iy   nigiu s>   council   m_c-u'ii_,      u.  r>ryaen    luvvv , Uie   attention  oi   liifti  iioiioia.jic (j</uy to Uie ia<;L tliat tro-  _,i't..ss   was    -turowing  out  suggestions  le  getting    alter   lawbreakers,  an  action      to bo     commended,   it shows  mat   gentleman      to be alive to  the  .situation.    But   the  Mayor,   with  all  Ins   autocratic:      dignity    ansvvcis   by  .sa\ in������������     such hints   carry no.veighu  with dim,   he for one never considcr-  ered a letter when the wr.ter had not  the courage of his convictions to. sigin  his  name.    Such  an  oration  as ' this  is worthy of note coming as it. does,  from I lis     Worship on this Question,  and  any      attempt   to     belittle   this  movement will     he squarely met and  for the edification of     His Worship 1  might say' all     thc ablest  writers do  their writing     over a nom de plume.  Now sir,  1  did not expect His Wor  .ship to notice my suggestions but to  rlo what was     right and endeavor to  alleviate    the distressed     feelings of  thc community.   Wc know he has had  the   opportunity     to    abate thc nuisance but as he failed to act ,it is to  be hoped  the     Police Commissioners  will look inlo Ih'i'   matter and insist  tiron having these evils  remedied.  PROORF.SS   +   MUNICIPAL  OWNERSHIP  I  9gmssse&&:������-  US TOO  ���������*)-  HA/.A All     WILL  RECALL  THE   PAST.  Alexandra  27.���������Queen  IT WAS ONLY AS  WAS  EXPECTED.  The prompt   (hiding of thc     grand  .any at   Nanaimo  that  there  was  i.o  evidence  justifying   a seiiousi charge  against .1. E. Smith, chief of the La-  ilysniitli     /he     department, or any  ehaige serious or otherwise,  is nicsl  satisfactory  to  the many  friends of  Mr, .-: , S-iiiith   in   Ladysmith.     It has  been no little trouble and expense to  Mr.   Smith   lo  meet and  combat   il.e  extraordinary charges made, and ye I  when ���������stunnud up by  the. grand  jiuy,  where only   the evidence  of  the  prosecution was heard,  the same promptly decided  thi.it the evidence,     even  unecntradicied, was  not  sufficient   to  warrant a true  bill.    Comment      on  the .case is unnecessary.    It has only  ended as was expected by  the public  ',    Loiid-i n   May  presided  today al   the opining of the  treat     liisloric.il     frV'/.aar in Dean's  yard, Westminster, Tor whiih preparations  have been  going forward     for  ! many   weeks     Thr-  affair   is   one   of  , Ihe most  elaborate of its kind     at-  , templed   in   recent   years:   It   is. in-  tviided  to illustrate the manners and  Ct sfumes  of all   the periods <>f   Er.-g-  New York.,   May  27.���������dames Dalry-  niple, superintendent of the city tram  way   system   of   Glasgow,   Scotland,  , who conies here at   the invitation  of  Mayor Dunne of Chicago,   to    j.'i:-;;  in   their   experiment   with   municipal  owneisliip,  was a passenger on     the  Campania today.    SpeaWng of municipal  ownership  generally,   IVIr.   Dal-  rymple said.   "C.lasgow now controls  .its own gas, electric, tramway, wal-  [er,   markels,   parks,   baths,   lodging  lrmses and   telephone  system.       The  telephone is not so much of a success  as wc expect..';!,  however,  as we .are  lighting   the   notional  Telephone  Co.  lish   hislory   from   the   reign   ol   Wil- ; We believe that in time,, however, we  lhim  the CoiU|ueror to thai   of  Kim,  Edward   VII.      The proceeds of   the  Li/aar will  be donated  to Westminster  Hospital.  when   I In*  charges  wcre.  ������   made.  THEY LOOKED  FOR  RATS  AND   FOCND   A   SKULL.  .James Fisher and a, number of other boys     while rat-hunting hot-ween  the      transfer  and  colliery   wharves  last, evening made a either gruesome  discovery.    One  of   the boys  named  Ferero     was      digging in   the beach  when   he  unearthed   a  skull,   apparently of great age. The hoys, brought  (lie skull to the city and it isnow in  the' possession  of Mr.  Geo.  Hannay.  It looks like real war-.between two  of  our  neighbors,   but  it.  isn't,   it's  only part'.of  the  regular ��������� news-paper ���������  business, to  abuse each  other.   After  3 a eh  has   written' his   "string"   abd  called.-��������� "MO" on   his   work,   they   can,  'most   likely,   be  fowiwl   down  at   the  pop  factory   dividing a  bottle     and  shaking :('.\squa\v" to see who shall at  tempt,  to   stand   the proprietor      off  for  the beverage.    In too many  cases,; i-ln's, .to be  told  b'.y 'Hi  hearted labor skinner  that the slate  is broken.  such  coe.i-  WILL DO IT WELL.  New West minster,  May  27*.���������In   reply   to  a venues!   from  the  management   of  the   Dominion  fair   to -have  '.he superintendent   of .'.lucation   like  charge of     a school     exhibit    which  it  is  proposed   to have at the great  National     Exposition-     which opens  here o:i Sept. 27. Mr.   Alexander Robinson,   ��������� ���������superiti'lendent- of education,  announces  the appointment   of  Supt-  Eatoh of  Victoria, to-be assisted by  a committee of all-the school super-  ihtenfirnls  in  the province.  Mr.  Robinson  writes:  "The -fc-part-  men t.-is  anxious  to make  the educational     exhibit one of Vt most .attractive  features  of the fair,  and   in  order  to do  this  a space at least 50  x 100 feet should he available.' H the  management can see'its way clear to  this   the 'department,  will   guarantee  to  make  the educational exhibit   one  of  the.     very  best al   the  Dominion  fair."  Manager   Keary  says   the   required"  space     will be allotcd Vnd  tiuii  prizes- will   l\?  ma'lc satisfactory    to  ihe department of education.  will get;in better order."  Upon her arrival the Campania reported that she had been in continuous communication with land by  means of wivclrss telegraphy during  tin* entire voyage. When in mid oc-  r>an the Campania was in coinniiiiii-  cation with both. America and Europe simultaneously��������� a feat never  before accomplished.  For-Ilie Itthle-setting  Fewei are thc places, .  Fewer round  the table  Crow   the childrsn's  faces.  Changes, ,changes, clunks  Life ,ttjid  Death arc bringing;  Sore my sould misgives me,  Feav.s my  heart   are  wringing.  Otherwise  I fancied  As I hushed their weeping;  Otherwise  I fancied  As 1 watched . them  sleeping.  Small,'' we  keep  tliem near us,  Thou and I together;  Hard the  task without thee,  Lonely the endeavor; '  Round the'board so "crowded ���������'������������������_'���������  W-ii'ciJ grow the spaces,  For lh<! table-setting       :  Fewer are the places.  For T^venty Years  Just     picture to yourself a  Coat, single or Double breasted,     Uouscrs    with  loop for  belt.   A      neglige    shirt,     a  straw hal, and you have the  acme of coolness.  We keep  a full range  of  th^ssgiois  DRYSDALE-STEVtN*. N  Co.   Ladysmith  DRINKS  |,For a good cool  drink during the  Shot weather try  our:  PERSIAN   SHERP.E'iS.  LIME- JUICE  RASPBERRY   YiNeX! AR.  ROWATT  SYRUP  CHERRY   PHOSPHv '!���������:.  1 BUIR AND &D&M,  FIRST AVE  &  ROBERTS ST  notice;  We  ram.  have imported ,"DECKAJl:LI R'  direct from'-the gradens in  .........    .(     .      .  As-  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  Rev. R. Boyle, pastor.  Morning Service���������11 a.m.  Sabbath   School���������2.30  p.m  Evening  service���������7.'10 p.m.  Bible study  class,  Wednesday evening  at 7.30.  CHURCH OF ENGLAND.  Morning Service���������11   a.m.  Children's   Sunday   School���������2.30.  Evening service and sermon���������7  p.m.  Rev. li. Bovven, Rector.  METHODIST CHURCH.  Kev. \V.  C. Sclilichter, pastor.  Muining Service���������II a. rn.  Evening  Service���������7 p.m.  Sunday School���������2.30 p. m.  Never  during   (hat  time have  we   handled another  packet tea.  Our order has been increased eve ry year.   ..-.'���������.  This is positive proof that   our .siislotners  consider   "DECK A JULIE"  ... ���������    . <���������  ihe BEST TEA on  the market. _ -'n-.V  Price Always the same. 50c. lb., 5 lbs. $2.25.  W.T. HEDDLE   CO.  From      this  date  the undersigned  .j will  not  he   responsible  for  any, indebtedness      incurred except on       a  written order sigmed by the secretary  Rowland Machin. >.  V.   I.   EXPLORATION &  DEVELOPMENT CO.,  LTD.  Non Personal  Liability.  Victoria, R. C., May  l.Sfh, 1905.  Ladysmith Boat Buildin;  tstabltshment  Williams' Block  T-Rdysmith  ParticularGrooers.  Telephone  Pleasure Boats of all  forflire,. . Boats built  Repaired. Spoon >oa.rs a  Tlie  Nicola  Her.-ild,  Ric  A.  publisher,   is   the  latest.    Mr.  in  l-raser  Eraser  worked  for  some joars  in   the   Ash-  croft   .Journal  olfice,  afterward  .starting   the   Lillofct   Prospector  and   lat  er   the  Delta   News.    If  ri;.',ht   Ric  will   make   il  don't   he  %ill  go himself,  aid  is  all   tight.    in  any  luck  to him.  '.ngs   come  1,   if   they  .i.fhe Her-  se,   good  rC olds'  If  you want a good cup of tea get  "SALADA"  The most  delicious  40c, and 50c. p^und  At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.  WILLIAMS   BLOCK.      -   -   -   -   -   - TELEPHONE  6-7  I  Launch and  descriptions  lo order am  Speciality.  I1ARRUP   AND TTAYEDN  BOAT     BUILDERS.  I  ������_B_sesCSEU--.-JlM i������!**  Ah Wing ft 6o,  Merchant   Tailors  Ladies' and Gents'   Clothes Made to  Ords;r.  PERFECT FIT  CUARAVriO M  ladysmith; b. c.  "ANIMALS' WANDER!NG3.~  Country Mouae uiid Tumi Muuiie F������>  ble Hum Foundiitl������ii  lu Fact. '  The fable of tbe country mouse and  the town mouse has a foundation in  fact. >ricc occasionally migrate in latge  numbers when food grows scarce and  travel considerable distances to,fresli  houses. Kitrmcrs in a part of Perthshire had a Kood reason.,'.to.' become  iiwiire of this fact when a couple of  yours a.t;o vast swarms of mice invaded  their.cornfields ut harvest time.'  ButMiie mouse only-travels when it  has to. The rat, on the contrary, seems  to lake a yearly .ou'tiiiK.. in very.'iniieli  the Siime fashion as do human bein.n's.  Ruts are the most liiigrnlory creatures  in the world. Troops of rsils leave tlio  towns ut the end of suiniiiji' and spend  n .month or. two .in the ��������� country,, apparently in order-to enjoy" 1 ho cliange of  food which the country ���������'affords attlint  lime of the yenr lu I lie way of fresli  fruit.nnd grain, l.tefore the cold weather (Jets in they are nil buck again In  their old quarters. - ' /"  " Reindeer inignitc with Ihe same regularity as swallows. They move south  when winter sols in, but as soon as over (he snow begins to melt they (ravel  steadily north, sometimes for as niucli  as a thousand miles.  To end a holiday by deliberate suicide is so strange a phenomenon that  for a long time naturalists looked upon  the stories of the migration' of the lemmings as an improbable liclioii. Yet the  facts are beyond dispute. At irregular  intervals these ratlike creatures start  out from their homes in the fastnesses  of noi tbe'rii .Scandinavia in 'huge droves  numbering tens of thousands and .travel steadily southward. Heath pursues  , them In n hundred forms. Hawks and  other birds of prey hover above'them.  Thousands are drowned in rivers. Yet  the rest struggle on until they reach  'the sea. They do no*-stop. They plunge  in, swim out and struggle on until at  lust their strength fails and they  drown. Not one ever returns froin this  journey of den th.���������London Answers.  H  Warm Day  are now approaching and this is the  time to select   your   requirements- g  We carry a large stock of  MUSLIN BLOUSES  LINEN BLOUSES  FANCY BLOUSES  at low prices.  Big reductions in Mens* Youths  and Boys' Suits: Satisfaction guar"  anteed.  SIMON LEISER & CO Ltd.  GATACRE ST.  LADYSMITH  W. G. Fraser  COTTON   IN A FABRIC.  How  to Tell   If  Worsted  or   "Woolen  I ClotliH Are Adulterated.  ] Worsted cloths are less often adulter-  nted than woolen's and are more easily-  detected.  A cotton worsted Is a lie on  ';��������� the face of It, for the cotton stands out  \ with prominence.   \Jut often  a cotton  j thread is twisted with a worsted  thread, and to determine its presence  it is only necessary to take tlie twist  ; out of the thread and then examine Its '  component parts,    *  ! Cotton, having n long staple, can be  carded and combed with wool to be  spun into worsted yam. This i.s done  to cheapen the cost of production. Cotton is carded and spun with wool: nnd  \ shoddy, not so much'5 to ehcapon the  yarn, for cotton is generally as expensive, as. soino shoddies,' but. Is introduced to give 'strength or spinning  qualities to the stock. In-many-cases'  the shoddy is of such short staple that  It would not stand the., drawing in  spinning, and, as it would make the  cost of the yarn too high to put in  enough wool ^to give that lacking  strength, cotton is put in for this pur>  pose.  ;     The percentage of cotton dn a fabric'  can  be 'determined,   in   this   manner: .  Take a small piece of cloth and w'oiglv'1  It.  Now boil it for five minutes in a fi-:  per cent solution of caustic soda.  Take  out what is left, and, if any, it is nil  cotton.  The wool will'all bo dissalvod.  The percentage of shoddy cannot be do-  tervnined except by experience.  A cloth or yarn with shoddy In It Is '  easily detected by-Its feel. Cloth made f  of all new wool is softer feeling than j  one containing shoddy, for the latter \  lias lost that new, soft, springy feel  peculiar to wool.���������American Wool and  Cotton Reporter.  MerchantTailor,  (ist Avenue)  Spring Stock on hand. Call early and  get your choice.  s. w. P.  means  SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT  Our  Spring  ft lock  has  just arrived,   and  now is a good  time to   paint.  Covers  more n,nd  Lists longer    than any other. Paint on  the market.  LADYSMITH HARDWARE' CO., Ltd  ^.  -\\u  Charlie    Dunn  ^MERCHANT TAILORS  NEW    SPRING   AND   SUMMER GOODS. .1UST ARRIVED.  .  ���������Charles  I): nn,  of the above, firm,  v isits Ladysmith every,Sunday-for.the'  purpose of   taking  measurements and     seeing customers    personally.    May  be seen at the'Hotels."'Wc guavanfc.ee all stock and a ''perfect fit at   the  lowest possible rates.   Suits from      $15.00 up. "Pants fronv $4.00 up.  All  Hand-made. ��������� ,  _. V - -- -  REAL.  E  SnccesA   Prolong;*  T.ife.  It Is now we" known that increased  complexity of life with increased expenditure distinctly aids longevity.  Luxury, "the fertile parent of a whole  family of diseases," modifies it greatly,  of course, but this is a manageable factor, says the London Chronicle.' We  have only to recall personal experience  to realize tlie force of 'Int'ellectunl"stini-  nlntion. The interest of sport will sustain men without fatigue for distances  they otherwise could not traverse. The  excitement of strife will often mask  the presence of wounds. Self forgetful-  iiess in all the walks of life, under the  utress of love, chivalry or accepted  duty, doubles human endurance. Success gives new vitality, new powers,  and this Is another name for new life,-  HIRE, L'FE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE  HEISTS COLLKGTKD  * .  DRKDS,   WILLS,   MORTGAGES,   CONTRACTS     AND   AG REEMP:N:TS  '���������,._���������''"'' ' DRA WN.  JOHN STEWART  CONVEYANCING  P. O. Box 263  notary rrni.ro.  CLOCKS  ��������� It'sl  received,  at Ion  prices.  BARGAINS  CLOCKS  Pile  a shi|)inenl   of all kinds of clocks Ilia I  will clear  a I Inched)  It should be borne In mind that  every cold weakens the lung*, lowers thc vitality aud prepares the  system for tbe more serious' diseases, among -which are the two  greatest destroyers of human life, .':���������  pneumonia and consumption.  Chamberlain's  Cough Remedy  has won its great popularity by its  protnot cures of this most common  ailment. It aids expectoration, relieves the lungs and opens the  secretions, effecting a speedy and  permanent cure. It counteracts  any tendency toward pneumonia.  -   Price 25c, Large Size 50c.   j  \mmmmkmmmmmmmmmmfmmmr.  JUNE 3rd  at 2 o'clock p. m, at L. Hanson's grocery,  Nanaimo  WHITE SWAN S  gramme m.wn  SAVE  YOUR  C'OCl'ONS  --- Next Drawing at Ladysmitil.  EIGHT DAY STRIKING   CLOCK "'.       .......  KIGIIT  DAY  STRilKlNG   CLOCK    (with   al-ariu  KKPEATING   NICKLE   /.I.Al'.M   ('LOOK      REGULAR   NICKLE   ALARM   CLOCK      ALL THESE CLOCKS \.tE FROM TIIE BEST AMERICAN  FACTORIES AND ARE . U'ARANTEED TO KEEP . 0000  TIME.  fi.o.r  $I.T.-,{  !.i.:'o.  '<!.  B.FORCFMHER  WATCHMAKER,   JEWELER,   OPTICIAN  First Avenue,    XXX      Ladysmith,    B. C  Dr. R.B. Dier  Surgeon Dentist  All  work guaranteed, and at reason-  Fresh  CHOCOLAETS  able rates.  High St.  Ladysmith j  OPEN AT ALL HOUR!.  lBt   lvenuo.  Lad/smith  Ijien.  Tin  !-:hc)fe'  lad  I Ihe  >. hei  Mi-ick  '������f et  Aveh  ng g

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