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 ���������^*^ix^lH:\(i'v^  ,<y  ������V"  I DUNCANS &     |    ..,������������������.���������  LADSYfllTH | .;   I MJh',  5 ;Jljn 1-1905  H^TcmiAv.������'  r.'. ������������������  LADYSMITH  & DUNCANS  ���������^>s^|^<H^4>"^**r^*H*^*^^  VOL. 2,  WEDNESDAY,   MAY      31,* 1005  PRICE FIVE CENTS  w  REPORTS OF COMMITTEES RECEIVED  Every thing Bids* Fair For a Splendid Celebration This  Year  Committee   Decide   to    Submit  the Disputed Horse Race to  Arbitration  The   July   1st  cerebral ion committee met in the small room adjoining  opera  house  last  evening.   Although  ;��������������������������� ���������  all the    -members   of  the committee  were not present,  a number of them  being out. oi  town,  a very considerable  amount  of  business, wasstteans-  acted.     Upon a motion by Mr. Thorn  ley,   seconded  by ��������� Mr.   Fraser,      the  ' minutes of the last meeting were adopted as read  Mr.  H.   Foicimmer  rose on a ques-  ���������tion    of     privilege.   Since   the    last  meeting certain parties, he said, had  been     spread ing    a     report   that he  had . made  a statement at  the     last  meeting   lo   the eft'eel that the commit lee   wcre independent  of  any   financial    assistance, from  the miners,  and     whether  or  not  they   obtained  subscriptions from  the miners,      the  sports could be: curried  out.       Mr.  Forciinmer     strongly   denied  having  made     such  statements,   and .defied  anyone present to prove that he had.  Nothing had been  further  froiii     his  thoughts,    lie   was   a business   man,  " and like other business men in   " the  city   was  to a     large extent, dependent  on   the  miners.   He   was  proud  to   include     among  his   best  friends  underground   employees   at   the   Extension  mines." Whoever  spread    the  report Ihat  he had made such state-  miu,s as above,   were uttering deli Iterate and  malicious  falsehoods.     Ile  did not altogether blame the public  for listening  to thc reports for they  were-not all 'at the committee meeting.    Wherever  the  report emanated  from,  it must'have been a i member  of  the    committee,   and  he   trusted  that  they  would now' make it their  business, to contradict all such statements. It seemed  to "him  that business men were     made a target of in  matters like this, ,aiuLhe. strongly objected ,lp it.   "iivh-' Koicimmer concluded-his  remarks amidst apiausc..  Mr. CI reaves .obtained permission to  speak. ILe insisted on knowing from  Mr. 'Ihoruley if that gentleman had  been correctly quoted in The Ledger  of last Thursday. Did he, at ���������the com-'  mittee meeting ljcld two days previously,, make tho statements contained, in that report. That the"  younger element in the mines wore  not satisfied wilh the treatment'theyA  had received from last'year's com-  niiI Ice who had pledged themselves to  spend any surplus of the funds ; in  clearing sport grounds, but instead  of having .kept this promise they had  turned t he whole amount over to  this year's celebration funds.  Mr.  Thornley  replied  that\ he said  everything contained in- the report.  Mr.  Greaves  then asked Mr. Thornley-to make  some  explanation,   t-lis  remarks     were altogether  '-ico  iiig the surplus     money left after financing thc sports for clearing sports  grounds  for  the    city was  discussed'.""," J"." , ,     ...      ..... ...  ' lshcd a dagger, .shouting "Down with  UTS  SPAIN'S KIN6  JT  Man   Brandishes   Dagger  and Shouts, "Down With  Inquisitors"  The    Culprit is    a Well  Known Revolutionist  of Spain  New York., May 31.���������A Paris despatch to the Herald quotes the Petit  Parisian of that city as saying that  King Alfonso and President Loubet  were driving along the avenue du  Bois de Bologne a spectator burst,  through the line of police, dodged  thc horses of the escort and brand-  PREPARING FOR CROWN  PRINCE'S WEDDING  Berlin   Hotels are Overcrowded-Many Refused  Accommodation  The Wedding Will  be One  of Great Magnificence  ROCKFEllER GOT MONEY  Berlin,   May   111.���������The  hotels       of  Berlin   find   their capacity  far overtaxed 'for the accommodation.of the  gucsls at (he forthcoming \vedding of  Crown Prince Frederick .William  and  tiie  Duchess Cecilia of Mecklciifl.'iLM.'g-  Schwerin,   even   princely   pcrsonaiyes  being   refused .-accommodation..     The  Duchess Cecelia will  bavc Schwerin  on  a special   train Monday  morning.  Her party  will  include her  mother,  Rev. Dr. McArthur D noun  ces |ftockfeller's  Critics  >������ ii *  Say if   Millionaire  wer e  Dishonest the Church  Would Disown Him  SER  and he said that    the committee was  inquisitors. Long live the workers!  favor of doing so,  he)   The police succeeded in seizing, him I the Duke and Grand Duchess of Med  and at the jiolice station he said his , tenterg-Schwerin,  and  Prince       and  unanimous in  also however  stated that ;io motion  had been    passed   by the   committee  name  was* August* Garney,  a jewel-  jler's workman, and secretary of   the  to that effect.   As   Mr. Greaves was   j^d   Workers'   Federation.   G a nicy  about "to. leave I asked him ii I could  safely assure miyone when collecting  if the surplus money* would be iucd ary opinions,  for sports grounds. Mr. Greaves said  tha,t that though no motion had been  passed in committee to that effect  yet as the committee was unanimous  ly in favor of such a course 1 would  lie quite safe in saying that all surplus money would he used for clearing and  making '/ports -.'rounds: '  Mr.  Greaves   admitted    that'   the  above     was the conversation which  took  place-between  himself  and Mr.  McLean,  but_that.was  certainly no  guarantee.    Had   the  people  responded  to  the call  for a public  meeting  by'    the committee,-the committee  would have urged upon them  the advisability  of using the surplus     for  this  purpose.   Hut.a public meeting  could not be got last year, so they  had been obliged to bank the money.  At.   the same time,  had the  public  wished  the money in  hand used for  ibis  purpose,  why did   not someone .  make a movement to  that effect at  the  meeting a couple of weeks ago? .  Tlio commit tee* had broken no promise ,and  they"stood just the same as  has previously had troiiT.le with tne  poiice  on  account  of his   revolution!  FIRE AT  ������OY'S BAKERY  t<B--M-l  The   Baking     House   Was  Totally Destroyed  by Fire  [Princess  Christian of Denmark.  The Voddijig presents are beginning  to arrive. TheEmperor of Austria  has scut the Crown 'Prince a phaeton  with an adjustable top. The fashionable dressmakers of Berlin are working over-time to get .toilets ready  for the wedding-." These toilets arc  described  as   unusually .magnificent.  The  fire  brigade had another  call  last      night,  or,  rather,  early   this  morning,   their  services  being  in   ie-  quest to extinguish a fire in the ������������������*.-. 1.1-  house at Hoy's bakery.   The.;fire was  first 'discovered by Mr. Hoy  about   2  o'clock, i It appears  that'it was  tho  custom of Mr. Hoy to keep a fire in  the cooki,stove jjn the bakehouse during ,the.night for the purpose of preparing cakes etc., for  the following  day...    He had lighted  the fire as usual last,night and. after doing some  VALHALLA"  SIGHTED  last year.   Thcv could not vote .pub- ,  lie  money away for ,anv special pur-j work   m   the  balcehquse  he   returned  pose,  although they might have been ! upstairs,   where he-had   (been  about  an hour when his attention  was attracted      by a roaring noise coming  from the direction of  the bakehouse.  in   favor  of using it  for  the ,formation of grounds. "...,.���������  After some further discussion,  the  ,    .  chairman  remarked  that  the  trouble  He .went down  to" investigate      and  apparently  arose  from   a.misunder-  rfound the interior of the building on  ���������standing;    It was useless to  discuss   fite-      H������ S������Ve tlle alarm and iu  a  ���������the-matter 'further.    The resolution -jshort;time the brigade was on    the  made  hy     .the committee  this  year   spot, ������ind in the course of a quarter  would provide against any/nvisunder- ot an  hours  standing again.  He read j the resolu-  entirely  tion of. the committee as recorded on  house,  which was destroyed,   is  the minutes, by which the committee  outbuilding  standing  by itself.    The  pledge  themselves  to reserve 251 iter  Ladysmith hotel is situated but  ���������    .. '      * ������-     -..,������������������,     ys������s*'4..1m     ri frill'.       Oil  ground  work,   had  the  Hames  'extinguished.     The  bake-  an  lie  from  that/  r*.r,.  The committee had never pledged  themselves to.^nit the money > left over |,o such a purpose, and they had  broken no promise. The committee  did not promise to spend the money  in such a way .simply because it  was not theirs  to spend.  asked Mr. Thornley to explain  whence he got. information to  cITccl. Mr. Thornley at first  objected tu give any information unless revested to do so mr the committee. After some further argument  however, he stated tlmt while collecting last year through the mines one  of the collectors, Mr. McLean, had  given the boys an assurance that the  surplus (was fo be used Tor the purpose, of clearing the grounds, and the  i-ipeaker was given to understand that  Mr. McLean vvas given authority by  the committee lo make the assurance.  It was with this knowledge that he,  Thornley, made his remarks last  weeli ���������     '  of all funds this year for sport  few feet away on the right. On the  s.ws...ds.    He ���������felli that  the explana-  'eft,  in close proximity,  is. Fraser's  lion  that had been made should   lie !tailoring establishment,  while imine-  satisfactory to all.; v ..diately in front stands Hoy's shop.  The-matter  of the disputed :   hose  Hail a timely alarm not been  given,  reel  prize  was then  brought up  ami  and   the   fire   allowed   to catch      to  nidi    ni'i.ujiii u    hi*    U.HT. ....      -i.i:.    ...  the secretary was inducted to read any of the above-mentioned build igs  connected it is probable that the whole sUeet  with :  the .some.   A long discussion would have been swept away,     the  "'"   ' houses being very close together.  As  certain     correspondence  2 isame.   A Ion  arose over this subject aim was even  ^aHy^tI������i'V,tlm:pa^nr;f>'tn;(ifc is,. thanks  to the admirable work  following     motion,      made by   ,ir.    done by the brigade,  only th.  the bake-  Smith,      seconded  by Mr.  Fletcher:  iHouse is  destroyed,   the other   places  That   the secretary   be instructed    to [coming off witl^ ^rtchiiig.  write   to   the' captain   of  each   tsvam '        ~ '"'  Scicilly Islands, May 31.���������The English  yacht Valhalla,  one of the conies (en ts  in  the trans-Atlantic "race,  was  sighted   this   morning  20  iiiiles  southwest of these islands.  The      British  steamer   Vancouver,  which     arrived at Liverpool  today  from  Portland,  Me., spoke the twoT  masted    schooner   yacht    Eudymoin,  May 25, in Iat. ,45"and long. 38, and  the auxiliary  three masted schooner  Sunbeam, May  20  in Iat.  47       and  long.  31,   ��������� both contestants  in  the  trans-Atlantic race.,.  Southampton, Eng., May 31.���������The  American three-masted auxiliary  schooner Atlantic, winner of Emperor William's cup, arrived here -today  flying the stars and stripes. She  soon attracted a crowd of admirers  to the;quayside. '���������'���������'-...  Plymouth, , May 3L���������The Deutcii-  land, which arrived here today from  New York, on May 25th sighted the  three-masted schooner Utowana, one  of the contestants in the trans-Atlantic race yesterday 435 miles west  of. the Lizard. , .';  New     York,     May 131. ���������The recent,  criticism     of     John D.  Rockefeller,  growing  out of his gift of $100,0(0  to   the   American" board   of  commissi! ncrs of Foreign Missions, arc    declared in an article by Rev. Dr Robt  Stuart; Mae Arthur, pastor of the Cavalry Baptist Church of this city,  to  be   coarse^    and  cruel,   and   perhaps'  criminal,   and  to have  maligned   the  entire Haptist denomination.  He protests  against  the ccndemnalioif    of  churches   by  these  cowardly and  unjust  attacks,  declares   that  no      one  knows     better  than  Mr.   Rockefeller,.  that he cannot buy the approval  of  Baptists  hy his  millions,   that  liap-  tists   would   advocate   his   expulsion  from      lhe church if it were ptoVed  that he had acquired his  money dishonestly ,or by means morally or socially destructive.   lie adds  that he  has      investigated     certain  business  transactions which have been fiercely  denounced  by Mr.  Rockefeller's critic  and found  them, in accordance    with-  fhe highest  standards  of commercial  morality.   Mr. Rockefeller, he     asserts, i.s worthy,of tin. confidence ami  affection and  he  apjieals  for fairness  of judgment for him. .  A Despatch  FVoai  Tokio Says  the Admiral is in a Hospital  at Sasebo  Message Also Says the Russian  Officers Will be Pleased to  Parole  BUY MACHINERY  ������IN NEW YORK  Japan Awards Contracts to  American' Firms  to  $J,0O0,00O  APPOINTED  COMMISSION  that       competed        in   the  asking them   to hand  into, the j  man   of   this   year's   committee  statement of their side  of  the  lion.    The chairman   is  then    ���������>  It is supposed that the (ire was  race started .-������������������ some jam that was on the  'uir- stove boiling over and catching fire,  the' dailies extending rpuickly to lhe  papered walls of thc building. The  contents were, it is iinden-slMPd, insured, but the building itself which  is the property of M. Scott,  without anv  insurance  at  all  ���������*~a  ms-  sn it-  was  It is  mil,  lhe  statements of each      ���������it'iin  the  lire chiefs  of 'the cities of  ' jc-  loria,   Vancouver and  Seattle in   tri- . ., ������������������,  ding that  thought ithal .tlia baker's oven is not  badly damaged.  plicate, with thc    understand  their, decision be abided by. I  The city collectors  were  unable  to  report much progress at present,  and  PAUL MORTON WILL GET  ,i\Ir. Fletcher, the chairman, miidcr,  in his; resignation. It was fina.Iy decided fo ask Mr. .Adam to act in l.-.s  place. Mr. McLean reported tl at'  his collection through thc iv'nc-.-i  were going on  most satisfact ifify.  It   was  decided   to   hol'd   tlt2  ��������� omniit tee meeting on Friday next at,  seven  o'clock in  lhe same plar*..       J  by this lime the collection committee  tec hoped  to be. able to rep.in,.  Committee Reports.  Mr. i McLean, on behalf of   he *pori  commit tees   reported   that   the  com-  and had drawn and  $50,000 A -YEAR.  Mr. Greaves expressed astonishment miitcc had met  at this   for he    was certain that the  submitted  to   the committee for  ap  committee had given no such author- . proval   this    programc,  ity to Mr. McLean. approval:  Mr. McLean    then made the follow-!    Ladies' and child reus' sports should  ing explanatory statement as to why   be held on the spit  from .10 to 12 in  above mentioned assur- , >h(;   morning,  miners while collecting. ' ������"    tlu' Kimker ���������Grounds.  New York; May 31.���������A Washington  despatch      to   the Herald says  Paul  Morton |is to become president of the  lnterboro Rap ill Transit Co., of New-  York upon  his   retirement as  secretary of  the  Navy.   He  and  the  Wel-  mont syndicate have subscribed to a  contract by  which Mr.  Morton's services are  obtained for a series       of  years. It      is   sard   the.   salary        is  ngeced on as     $50,(iOO   a year.. This  aniioiinceni3iit,  .which comes  Troiii  official sources will put an end   to  the  speculation   which  has connected   the  name  of Morton  with various   rail-  which  they   rond  positions,   and  with   the   presidency of various corporations.  Rome    May 31.���������The international  conference   on   agriculture   has       appointed  three  commissions,   the  first  to study the organlzat/ian of international   institute   under   the   chaiman-  ship of M. Barre, 'the  French ambassador to Italy.   The second to study  the  object" the institute has in  view  under the chairmanship of Lord Miri-  fo, one of the British delegates. The  third     to consider, the means       bty  which  the institute, shall be support-  fed   under   the  chairmanship   of'     S'g  ; Rava,   the.  Italian .minister  of. agriculture.       King     Victor   Emmanuel  gave n'dinner   of   125   covers      last,  night   in honor   of   the  delegates   to  thc     convention.      The  dinner   was  characterized  by great cordiality.   A  promim lit  topic of conversation  was  the victory  of  the  .Japanese  fleet in  Far  Eastern seas No Russian representatives were present.   The Japanese   minister  was  warmly  congratulated on thc. success of his country's  ships. ,  ,. Washington, May 31.���������The following*  cabfegram was received : by the state  department from   Minister .Griscom,'  dated Tokio, May 31,  12:40:  Rojestvensky is  seriously  wounded, in  the  hospital  at    Sasebo.    Two  Russian  hospital ships..have'been captured suspected   of  taking  part  strategically,  and brought to Sasebo. Tlie>Russiau  officers will be pleased to accept parole.  St. Petersburg. May 3l-(535 p.m.)  ���������The     seriousness  of the situation  erc.it3d by  the. complete destruction  of the Russian fleet seems, to be.r fully     real ized at Tsarsko-Selo, where .  the i'-mperor -has assembled practical  ly all  the members of  the imperial  family to decide on what course   to  pursue.    Conferences  are   proceeding  which will determine not only     the  question, of peace,  but  whether  it is  advisable to yield to the popular, demand  foi" the immediate conversion  of a national assembly.   Some, of the  members of  the imperial family are  understood to be urging His Majesty  to retrieve the situation -by making  coin in on'    caste     with      the .people  against   the   bureaucracy.    The   IZui-  peror .hasvdccidpd to send his brother  Grand Duke Michael,  to_att.c*nd  the  wedding of Crown Prince  Frederick  of Germany, instead of Grrnd Duke  i Vladimir,  whose more  mature judg-  , ment     and advise the Emperor re-  igards as very important at the pie-  j sent crisis.   Prince. Outomsky, in the  and  But  vou  them in confusion, destroying  capturing nearly all  thc-ir units  your victory docs not .end here,  captured   the  enemy's  commander-in-  chief.    It is  most gratifying to  our  national cause -that; you achieved such  a victory.: We send sinosre congratulations and  lake; occasion lo praise  ,thc virtue, of tne F.mperor to thank  you an I   those under you  for      the  onerous service extending over  many  month's, and to. express sympathy for  the killed and wounded."  The Admiralty had no further news  'to'-cohimuhie'alte this morn inc. A    report  of   the  battle,   however,       has  been received from lhe captain of the  Russian  transport  Koiea,   now      at  Woo Sung, and it is also understood  that0the Emperor has received       a  communication from  -Japan,  possibly  from Rear Admiral Nebogatoff     or  Admiral Rojestvensky.  RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE  STILL  HOPING   FOR   VICTORY.  St.     Petersburg, May 31.���������A despatch fromihe front says the news  of: Admiral  Rojestvensky's   defeat   is  hot yet,known to the Russian armies  in jManchuria,   and   that- the   soldiers  are still hoping for a Russian  naval  victory.      ...  .  prisoners; retaken  .���������"���������'-    ������������������"from the russians  (Associated Press Despatches.)  Rasviet,  this  afternoon declares  for  I peace  in  a half distracted   editorial,  New .York, May 31 .-Contracts am-  in .which-he'- takes the world ,to task  oimting to/ully $5,000,000 calling for;   for-shutting Its  eves  to the yellow  the shipment  with all dispatch     of    p6riL ...AII  the nations are blind  to  electrical equipment machines      and  j (he,fllturc,"   savs  the Prince,   "and  >ools, have been placed in this mar-, are  fawning' upon  victorious  Japan,  ket on -Japanese account.   The orders ��������� Grea.t  Britain  is  rejoicing- in    Rus-  were mostly; closed by the New York |sia.s  fallj  uttcrs  her sarcastic   con-  representatives     of   Japanese    firms jdolences,  and  America sends Secre-  The machinery is'   for installation in , tary     Taft and a party of .eccentric  the principal   government ship  build-   American ladies to visit the land  of  ing yards and arsenals.   Because   of J the Mikado.*- France, in fear of Indo-  the inauguration of. a war  tax   ranging from five percent, to 10'per cent,  on various foreign equipment enl.uing  Japan  after  July 1st,   most  of  the  orders call for   shipment overland to  Nagasaki.,    May   31.���������Thc   captain,  chief'engineer'and'two seamen of the;  British  steamer   Oldhamia,   have   arrived    at    'Sasebo.    The   OWhamia,  which  was   bound'from  Hong  Kong  for Japan, was "captured by the Russians May..10, and. at first it was reported that the vessel captured was  American.   The men who have arrived at Sasebo were taken by the Japanese  from   aRussir.n  steamer  May  27th;  REPORT DENIED  THAT  ���������    GROMOBOI  WAS SUNK.  the Pacific coast.  China,  allows  Japan  to boss      her  while the crowned Hohenzollern, who  a'few     years ago sounded a solemn  warning to Arian race, rushes to the  ,,,.,,.      . , , ,    , ,  .   ..        .   u   ,.     .       ,. ���������.   ,l��������� ^;^���������^^^  lhe Vladivostok squadron, had been  station at Berlin to greet the little ,      ,      ...           ,    L ,  ,,       ��������� . ,   . ���������_���������   i sunk with nearlv 800 men on board.  St. Petersburg! May SI.���������(1.30  p.  nu)���������The iadmiralty  denies the report  telegraphed to the London Daily Express  that  the  cruiser. Gromoboi   of  Under Snapiclon.  "What do you think of that college  ^.professor who says he never kissed a  girl?"        ���������  "Possibly," said Miss Cayenne, "it is  the simple confession of an unworldly  soul, and then again it may be a very  sly way of advertising- for bids."���������  Washington Star.  yellow Prince  Arizu-gawa, ��������� and show-  j ers him with attention."  JSONGRATULATIOS  TO  ADMIRAL "TOGO.  Tokio, May 30.���������(8..30 p.m.)��������� Admiral Yamaoto,   minister of the  the  navy sent    the    folloing telegram  to  'Vdmiral Togo-'  "The enemy's -second  A message was received from Captain BaoussiloqC, her commander, last  night, which it wa.s believed was sent  by wireless telegraphy to Vladivostok.  Vice Admiral Skrydloff, who was  reported -to he on hoard .the Gromo-  bi,  is  in Si.  Petersburg.- The-G-rom-  and" third  squadrons  successfully o-v-  oboi sailed.oul   of  Vladivostok. Sat-  erconiing     the   difficulties  attending  'unlay as   Admiral  Rojestvensky was  their voyage, eastward, showed \Ihem-   reported     to      have  arrived   in the  selves     no     mean power, but your   ;Straits of-^vorca, but thc Admiralty  A Palpable Hit.  Bunker-You've seen  M,^f Lve ^i1'0*'1���������'1   intercepted   them   in   "ad-  'declines fo say  whether, the Gromob-  vance of.    their, destination, putting    oi  was engaged  in the battle.  the links, eh?    Then you  noticed how recklessly she approaches  the ball.  Neweome���������Yes, that was the first  thing to strike my eye.���������Catholic Standard and Times.  ho. gave Hie  mice to the.  "Mr. Greaves came to my house  and we had a conversation respecting the collection through thc mines.  Mr. Greaves stated that at ft meeting  o[ the QommHtce    the subject of us.  Base-pall -match 1  lo 2.30.  100-yai'ds   professional   handicap.  100-yards amateur handicap.  TWENTY-ONE HOUSES  DESTROYED1" BY  FIRE.  SEVERAL DROWNED AS  RKSl.'LT OF CLOUDBURST.  Ilepheiier, Ore., May 31.���������A cloud  burst on Bhen, about 12 miles south  of here, has ���������caused the death of Mrs.  J. l-l. Nunemaker and her youngest  child, and two children of A. R.  Cox, wlwi were caught in the water  and drowned.  ���������:���������+   WILL  REPRESENT BRITAIN  IN   COMING   MOTOR RACE  (Continued on Page Four.)  London,   May   31.���������Tn   the  elementary  trials  which   look place on      the  Isle of  Man  yesterday for  the selection  of    a. team   to represent  Great  Winnipeg,   Man.,  May  31 .���������Nineteen ,' Britain in the contest for the James  business houses and two dwelling's iu   Gordon   Bennett   international   motor  War Road/Minn, ninety  miles south-  race, ClilTonl Eavp, Hon. Charles'S.  east of here on the border, were des- Rolls and  C.  Bisanchi were selected  troyed  by  fire   this  morning.   Loss,  $200,000,  with S.     E.   Edge and, J.  R.  liar-  grave as reserves,  A Forecast.  Little six-year-old -Dot while conversing with her mamma the other day  asked, '-Mninma, if I'm nlive when ^1  get married may I please live at home  with you and pupa?"���������Lippincott's  Magazine.  Quite  Nntnral.        ; >  "What's his name':"  "Bill Short."  "AVhy does every one call him  Jones'!"  "For Short."���������New Orleans Times-  Democrat.  An   Opinion.  "She didn't speak to her husband for  six months."  - "Aly!    It must have  been very uncomfortable."  "Yes; for her."���������Chicago Inter Ocean..  What  It Wa������.  "That's a very pretty new cloak Mis.������  Blicksley has on."  "I thought there was something nice  about her I hadn't noticed before."���������  Boston Traveler.  Far,   Far  Awuy,  "Papa, will you send me to Europe  to study music?"  "No; you can study it here, and I'll  send you to Europe to practice."���������Houston Post.  HE   YELLED   "FIRE!" |  IT WAS NOT "MURDER" '  It  is stated  t..at     la.I  mglii   *..Us.u  the lire'broke i>,.it somebody in Ins cx-j  citeiucut     called     out   ii.e-i.-r-r,  in  a \  rather choked     voice aim     u.e shout !  sounded very much like the cry mui-j  tier.   A     certain  official     i.s said  to  have heard the     cry and     thinking a  horriblejcninc     was being committed  on First-   Avenue echoed thc cry and  dashed madly in the direction whence  it  came.   Residents  on  First  Avenue  also     heard     the  shout and jumped  from their     beds and peeped through''  windows,   doubtless expecting  to find  that the,citizens had broken into open revolution     and to see the troops  massacreingl,   Ihenr     without   mercy.  One man  who     sleeps rather heavily  explained  the experience as follows:  "I have been thinking seriously the  last few days of petitioning- the City  Council to have the sidewalk in front  of my homo repaired. Last night I  ! dreamed that I and a number of unfriends had drawn up an elaborately  worded petition and that a delegation headed by a certain -noble citizen had gone to the city hall to endeavor to gain  ally and not all at once and I presume thai by being -.wakened suddenly I got Kind of miM'd and thought  ���������that what had taken place in my  divniii was really true. I rushed to  tin wii.d.iiv, still probably half asleep  ;.n I saw what I thought in my confusion the police charging the petitioners down the hill. Remembering  what hapiened in St. Petersburg on  one occasion when the people made _.  petition I reached down to assist my  friends and found to my astonishment that what 1 thought to nc the  Cossacks were only harmless firemen  moving hastily to extinguish a fire.  1 went back to bed. T da. hate being  disturbed   For  nothing."  NOTICE.  s  Deposit ors in the Savings Bank of  the Canadian Bank of Commerce are  notified that the interest of their  accounts to the 3.1st of May has-been  computed ami will be added to their  passbooks on production at the Itj^nk.j  Arrangements are,being made with  the Ivuppi* Island bt-i.sebailers for/    a  match with the local team jn     '   '���������tit  of June.  entrance, and present'Chemainus   B.   C,   May   31.���������British  the same to the council.   I had just ship Cedarhrjuik sailed yesterday after.  got as far as hearing the deep voice* noon ror Anlofa-gasia from Chemain-  Asrreea. of ' '*������ constaiblc refuse my   riendsi, ad- j us with a cargo of 2,408,000 feet   of  He-Too much wit is a bnd thing.        mission, when. I was rudely awakened   lumber,   Thc Australian bark Adder-  She���������Yes.    It's depressing to stupiij. by the shout of     "murder".   Now I i by will sail  Saturday next for  Mel-  people.���������Detroit Free Press. i usually waken from my sleep gradu- .bourne.  - \ .-..-���������;%  V-'l  uiiiu-jin!XL-i-riipi  THE DAILY LEDGER  Published   every day except  Sunday.  BY        THE       DAILY        LEDGER  COMPANY.  Offices,  Ladysmith  and  Duncans  .r  WlLY LEDGER  i  ������*���������>-���������������   ss  IT  u  SUBSCRIPTION  VRICE  90  cents, a month,    (5  per- year    in  advance.    Advertising rates on ap.  plication.  WEDNESDAY",   MAY      81.   1SJ05  |  SeiUie'  P;-1  ;l"i  /'-  :. l .">  -.������*.������*       l_   -  f :���������>-,!   *.:!  tn'r      l.<-  - IJ -  fujie?'  n:   -   ���������  '  .     ,i  l>u.J.  IJlKIl '  I WJCi 4 HfC.-. tl  ������<> "������ <���������  !* <:t  p ��������� .-.���������  t  SI  THE  POSi-  INTfLLIGEK-fJSfSi  Sample Copies Free  Write for One  i^-*^^re*K*%re*KV***y*<v\*w**K^^  COURTS  While H is one of the find.'ir.ci.'al  ri������hi,.s of the 'people that :> T.'.iI'Ly  his peers-is an inalienable I'Klit, the  jury s\stem is a ;;ood de:*l oi <j  facrc. Take for iiist.mce 'the. lr.st  'term of court held in N-iuai no, at  no iiieonsiderate co.-.i to 'he ������oi.eminent  and  no  results,   but   ihat      thc  jinlftu' could have sc-tiled ���������.vi.iu.u*. a ()1- kimucp, bis claim to that empty  jury in Unity minutes lune. The last distinction is now tiisputcd on' he  case trial for ���������instance, the uuy is half _ of ��������� an American. Many Ho'iia-  u no. led   as  slaudniK    10   l������   2     for   l������a.rtisi������ have come to  ri>Kanl-youim,  ��������� I   ...nd ' :���������<������������������-.,  o.*  . ;     , u;_ic:    nisi ' ij    i-,'    S  -..,-    I. .     lej.-.-it    ������������������������    .-      ���������!       1 ������..ii������i-  s-'l1    lj--ihj"l.       :t,   W.i'.  ���������������������������n'v    ��������� ������������������ ��������� n"  J < -   ��������� 'i'i ii.    ���������;    i- ���������  ��������� k   ���������"������ .-������<-  ,;',:- .(  -i.     ' -  i ���������':'  'l.f , .-ei*--  5ci ' '!������:..-l.-.  '-     ( e.        .'Usui !ijj-.     CW:0>  "    i.K     lii;ITiaj>.     la    ;HE    8.'81  WICI-:    A    WBEK    PAF'EB    PUB  LISIi'KP ON THE PACIFIC COAST  Write for sample copy and h* oon-.  v-iiiccd.     SulMcriptiou' prloa,   9 LOO  per ��������������������������� year.  DAY SCHOOL  Uaual subjects taught; also languages, drawing in pencil and crayons; paint ng in oils and water colors, pianoforte and vocal leBsons git-  en  in classes or individually.  MISS  BERTRAM,  Ladysmith. B. C.  t.  All Post Piasters Wit! Take Suttcrlpflan  K^V^mmGINCEii CO.. Seattle, Wash.  S. P.  WESTON, Buslneu Manager.  Althoiiph Prince. Victor Napoleon  has for years been posing as the  Donaparfist   pretender  to  the. throne  Jerome  Napoifon   Moiiaparle,   of   I'.a  limore,  as   ihe  rightful "Chief of'the  "s4'"o     *        , Uoiia'pnrle   family.  This  scion   of   the  jiim   a chanecfora   tt   there  arc  tides   famous  house   lately   sailed   lo\   Eu-  must still   have   liangim: ' oxer' r������l>e   to  visit   Empress   Eugenie.  FRED GELINAS  Secretary.  Department of Public. Works,  Ollawa, May   Ifi,  lflOTi.  iic.piitlal.    This   means   that   the   ae-  cnseil must still   have   hanging.   oVcr  li  I was  ihoiitht  EiiKC*iiii''������ influence when  cusod  hm. a chance for    a third trial wilh, < was  slM1   a S0Vm,igI1|   tlial     lni.  1o be sure, no chance for con\ iciiejn ' i.*rr.IK.i, council of stale decreed as  or at least vci y - liillc> In a Cyse��������� \alid the m.irriagc of King -Jerome  like the one     ciiioted it   would seem  ingly ne more in the interest of lair-  ncss il the prisoner had licen dis-  chaigcd. In some of the states iu  the United .Slates a jury can commit  nOu- or ai|inl by a vole of il out of  1'2, and I his saws a vast amount of  accumulation of litigation. The co.t  of litigation in I'.rilish Columbia, ton  is so e.veee.ssivc that many a man  who,knows lhe chances he would hike  by goniL,- to law abstains from il,  others-rush in and are ruined by tie  costs, for postponements ami chaii.,  es of venue arc so excessive that  no one can tell when his case will  i-oini' up. lie may go to %;rcat ex-  ]ici sc 1o have his case ready , io  Jcain at I lie last minute that no  judge.'is available to hold a term of  touit.  'Bonaparte   to  Miss   Eli/abesth   Pat-  Icr.son, of Paltimore,  ami proclrimed  as Icgi.tinialc the son born of that  union. As tracing descent from this  hrst marriage, Jerome Napoleon P>o-  n.iparti* takes precedence over Princ-  .'i \'ictor juid Louis, who arc de- ccm-  iu-.I from King Jerome pud his si*c-  o.id wife.���������Leslie's W'ceklv.   + '������������������  TRANSTER OF LICENSE.'  NOTICE is hrrcby given that at the  | nest .sitting of the Licensing Court  to be held at Lad) smith, I,intend to  apply for a transfer of the .retail liquor license now held by me for tho  premises known as the Central Hold, situate on Lot I, Block 20, Ladysmith, ���������U.C, from myself to Joseph Pelligrnilli And from Central  Hotel to premises to he erected on  lot IN, Hlock 28. ,  ' FRANK   BARDESONO.   c  lad.vsmith, B.C., May IS, 1905.  IRK! [I in IID  (  Via the peoples' favorite  LADYSMITH AERIE     NO. 686, F.  0. E.     :���������:        :���������:        :-:        :������-j  Meets In tbe Opera House 1st and  3rd Tuesday at 7.30  p.m.   Worthy  President, B   Forcimmer;     Worthy  Secretary, C. H. Rummings.  ������������������ Plans,  Specifications and  De-  ������������������  *��������� tails     furnishell for all kinds  ������������������  ������������������ of work ia the CARPENTER   ������������������  ������������������ Llne                          V.  ���������* C.  B.   ROBELEE,   Carpenter  ������������������ and Joiner,     2nd ������ve. Lady-  ������������������  ������������������ smith,  B. C.  f"'m     ���������    '���������    ������������������������������������,������������������������������������  t  Overlands  Daily  J  Esquimait & Nanaimo Rai[vu>  * i ' f r i  Time Table No. 54,  TAKING   EFFECT Til   URSDAY,  API11L  13,   1! 03.  Northbouad Sauthlwund Northbound Sal. Sun. Soulhb'd  Leave Daily Arrive   Leave and  Wed  A.M.      P. M.  Arrive  P. M.     P. M.    4.80   7.55  5.17  C.4G.  5.55  5.55  6.-15   5.00  7.37   4.15  CHICAGO STRIKE  IS  STILL  AHO[.T TIIE  SAME      THING  Chicago, Ills., M������.y 31.���������After 21  bones' truce, occasioned by I be, gen  eral. closing down of - business, for the  decoration day holiday, teamsters-fe?-  siuned the strike trouble today, with  the situation as it was Monday and  no prospect for any inimediale'  change.  Positive ai.iiouiHreincnt has been  ma ile in New York that there will'br  no sympathetic'.strike there to help  the Chicago teamsters. Instead of  <i,uiliiig Ihsir jobs, the New York  teamsters, who number 28,000 : union  men, will be assessed five cents, or  ."H.liiiO a day.  WILL BOYCOTT; AMER-  ICAN MERCHANDISE.  Manila, May 31.���������The Chinese. ch?m  her e>f commerce by a unanimous vote  has decided to stand 'in Tine with the.  treaty parts of China in bbycotting  American merchandise in retaliation  for the new -exclusion  treaty.  A picnic is to he given on Salur-  il.iy jicnM. nt. the Recreation  grounds, Duncans, under the auspices  in' thCfLadys-iiith f.O.G.T. The ti.iiu  will Iciig'Vc for Duncans al I) a.m.  Tickets !i0 cr-iils.  TRANSFER OF LICENSE  Ni.ticc is" hereby given that ut the  next sitting of the licensing Court  lo be held at Ladysmith, I Intend to  make application for a transfer of  the retail liquor license now held l.y  inc for thc premises Known as the Pilot Hotel, situate on Lot 9, block  .'.ii. Ladysniilli, B. C, from my-  s.-lf l.o J. B. Thomas.  GEORGE  HANNAY  Ladysmith, B. C,  I3lh May, I90f������,"   -* m -ii���������aanamnaa-i���������!������������������������������������������������������    ia-i- i -  TRANSFER  OF LICENSE. ,  NOTICE  is hereby given" that at' the  next  sitting  of the  Licensing   Coirt  lo be held at. Ladysmith, I  intend to    'apply  for a.'transfer of  the retail li-  SEALED  TENDERS addressed      lo   qiior license now held by me for the  the    undersigned,      and      endorsed   premises known   as  the Island  Home  '���������Tender for  Post Olliee ut  Vancou-    Ilotjl,  situate on  Lot 3,   Block  2f.,  .or,  B.  C," will  be received at this   Ladysmith,    B.     C,  from  myselT to  olliee until Friday, Juiie,23l  1!)05, iu-   Agnes Knight,  elusively, for  the erection of a Post Ji,  L,  RATES.  Olliee  building at  Vancouver,  IL  C, 'Ladysmith, II.  C, May  12,-1005.  according  to  the plans and specific.*.- '  tion to be seen at the Department of  Works,  Ottawa,   Out.,   an I  at      the  ���������Vancouver    Armoury,  Vancouver,  B.  O.  renders will  not  be considered unless  made  out  on  the  printed  fcrin  supplied,  and signed with  the   .ciual  signatures  of tenderers.  An accepted cheque" on a chattered  bank,  payable to the. order of     the  Honourable     the Minister of  Public  Works,' Osival to ten per cent (10 p.c.)  of the     amount of  the tender, must  accompany each  tender.   This cheque  will  be forfeited if the party  tendering  decline the contract or  fail      to  complete     tbe  work  contracted  for,  and  will lie returned  in case of non-  acceptance of tender.  The Department docs not, bind it-  scU to accept the lowest or any tender.  By order.  X_.4b _������'ii--_-^_*_-.u._.������si ������*������������������������������������������������.  J.PIERCY AND CO.  WHOLESALE DRYG0ODS.  Victoria, B. C.  Manufacturers of the Celebrate**  IRONCLAD BRAND  of  OVERALLS.  BLOUSES,  JUMPERS,  PANTS,  SHIRTS. ETC.  U.rJ;rNiJV    Managmen  Hotel Wilson  Nanaimo, B. C.  McKiimell &Woodbank  Proprietors,  ��������������������������� Modern and     Strictly  I'irst  ' lass.  Commercial Mens'  headeiuarters.  ���������   Fire Proof    Building.  Passengers can leave Victoria daily  at 8 p. in.' or 11 p. in.,  TICKETS SOLD TO ALL POINTS  Shortest     route to    Feinie, B. C,  and   ALL  KOOTENAY  POINTS.  For rates,     folders,      sleeping car  reservations a'i<l "-H  information call  on or address  S.  G.  YEltKES,      E. R. STEPHEN  G.W.P.A., 75 Govcinment st.  Seattle. Wash. Victoria, B.C.  NOTICE.  Persoaa   found   using our   Patent  Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,  will be prosecuted.  RUMMING BROS.  Pioneer Soda~Water Works.  Ladysmith, B.C.  The City Market  R. Williamson, Prop.,  1st Ave,      Ladysmith  HOTEL DOMINION  ���������Rates ?l 25 ai.d *1.6C���������  Free bua to all eteauiboat landings and  i ail way depots.    Electric care every 11 v  luh.uteij  to all parts ol   the cily.   Bai  dud table unexcelled.  F. BAYNKS, Proprietor,  ABBOTT  ST.,  VANCOUVER  B, C.  HILBERT  Public Notice  Attention is called  to the      fact that the ���������  Ogilvie Flour mills Co.,  Limited,  makers of ROYAL HOUSEHOLD FLOUR. have, for some time  past been producing flour in a vastly improved and purified form  by  tlio aid  of   ELECrRICirY  aud having secured control of all the basic patents relating thereto, tal.1*. this opportunity of advising Ihe public that any unauthorized users of the electrical Hour purifying processes will be pro-  accu ted.  Ogilvie FJkmr Mills Company Limited  are the only millers in Canada whose   Flour i.������  purified by th*j Electric process  PAINTING,   PAPEK  ETC.  HANGING  Work done properly, and at right  prices. Shop and residence In rear  of Ladysmith Hotel.  J. E. SMITH, Prop.  HOTEL     LELAND.  (T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver,)  One block from C.P.R. Depot and  steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and rc-inodnlled. Rates $2 per  day. Corner Granville and Hastings  streets   Telephone,  1���������4.  BARBER    SHOP AND BATH ROOMS  The  KSPLANADK    between the  Graud aud AbbotLsford,  William Powers, Prop.  F flcB Young  BARRISTOR and  SOLICITOR  NANAIMO,  'LADYSMITH  BOOTS AND SHOES  AT RIGHT  PRICES.  Repairing aud  making to order   a  speciality.  THOHAS MCE WAN'  1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.  Victoria  "..  ....' .. _0:00 12.OC Victoria ..: ....   .  Shawnigan  Lale     '..   10:20 10.IC Shawnigan Lai e  Duncans       11:00   10.02 Duncan     Ladysmith       11:57    0.10   Ladysmith  ....   ._.  Nanaimo  .   ..." .:    12:40    8.20  Nanaimo     Ar.  Wellington    :   12:53Lv 3.CO   Ar. Wellington    7.52  de '4.00  S.  S.  "JOAN"  sails from Nanaim o for     Vancouver   Daily except Sunday;  at 7 00 a.  nil.,     returning sails from Vancouver     for Nanaimo on ar- ,'  rival of     C. P. R. train No. I or at 1.30 p. m.  Excursion rates in effect to all points, good going Saturday and Sunday,   returning not  later   than Mond day.  GEO. L. COURTNEY.  Traffic Manager.  ������^**^*^.**^.*������^*^*^^*^^  t  i  ii  I  I  I  THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.      |  PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, OOLD AND  SILVER ORES.  Smelting Work:������ at  LADYSMITH, B. C.  Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea  I  t  THOS. KIDDIE.  I  , CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,  I General Manager. Smelter Manager. *  W. SILER.  GENERAL EXPRESS AND  DELIVERY  WORK PROMPTLY  !*.*������������������  Leave orders at the Abbots ford.  LADYSMITH SHAVING  PARI ORS  HIGH STREET.  .*���������:���������: Rest in the City :���������--:���������|  >-������.<-' ������.������..Tg--  KA.TSS $2.oo PF.R.DAY,  BAR SUPPUED WITH BI-.=~  "WINKS, LIQUORS, CIGARS  ABB0TSF0RD HOTEL  Beat accomodation .in town.   Splendid hunting and flehing in near vicinity.  A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.  *t#e*o*e*������-*e;K������*e*������*^  TICKET   OFFICE  and   Yates Sts.,  Cor.  Government  Victoria, B. C-  HENRY'S NURSERIES  NEW CROP-      ���������  Home Grown &   Imported  GARDEN,    FIELD     and FLOWER  SEEDS,  THOUSANDS OF FRUIT, &  ORNAMENTAL    TREES  RHODODENDRONS,  ROSES,  GREENHOUSE AND HARDY  PLANTS.  For Spring planting.    Eastern prices  or less.     Catalogue free.  3010  Westminster  Road,  Vancouver.  3  )  a  *  LIVERY, BOARDING AND       *  SALES STABLES  EXPRESS WORK  A SPECIALTY.  DAVID JOHNSON  9  m PHONE 66  LADYSMITH *  ��������� '  w  WM. MUNS1E, President  J. W.  COBURN, Man. Director  Telephone's.  This   TTntt-1  has    l.een  completely  renovated  Hoard mid lodging $1.00 pc     lay  HOTEL   PRETOR1H  i'..-i.r  .Supplied   with   the  Rest   Wines,  Liquors  and   Cigars.  1st Avenue  I:-*.;  JIIM.  Ladysmith B.C.  armer's  Meat Market  Geo. Roberts,  X  Prop  Covering  Old Surfacei  Wl* have just received a large ship-  ���������iiciit of the famous Melrose Liquid  Paints, tho best on the marl et at  $1.75 per gallon. We also ���������handle Maple Leaf brand of varnishes, buggy  paints, etc., in fact we have everything to beautify the home,  Wallpapers from 10c to $1.00 per  Double Roll.  Painting and paperhanging done at  reasonable  rales,   at  HARRY KAY  FIRST AVENUE  fletchcr  ,,... Dealers In   Pianos and  Organs ...  Lalysmith, B, C,  Are You  Going East  Thea be sure your tickets read   via  the  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  asl< your  local agent or write,  P. W. PARKER  General   Agent,  151 Yeeler Seattle.  Trains  . Transcontinenta1  Trains. Daily  One of -which is the famous "North  Coast'Limited," Ride on it always.  Up-to-date Pullman and Tourist  sleepers on all trains. Through tickets issued to all paints East and  South, also Pullman tickets issued  and berths reserved.  Only direct route to Yellowstone  Park. Cheap nvtes from all points  Eastl frotm Maircfi 1st to Ma.'y 16th.  Steamship tickets on sale to all  Europeun points. Very low rates  now in ellect. Cabin accommodation  reserved by wire.  For  further  particulars call  nt  the.  on. or phone No.  45G.  A.  I)'  CARLTON, C. E. LANG  A.G.P.A., N.P., General  Agent  Portland, Ore. Victoria,   B.C  THEJONES HOTEL  One Dollar Per Day.  Gooff Table, Good Bed and Good Bar  (Half Block from Depot.)  HIGH STREET, - - - LADYSMITH  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  JOT1CE is hereby given  that at the  cxt sitting of  the  Licensing  Court  be held.at Ladysmith, 1 intend to  pply  for a transfer' of the retail liquor  licen.se     now held by   me     for  the       premises        known    - as     the  Central     Hotel,      situate on   Lot   I,  Wool; 20, LiidysiiiiUi,  B.C., from my-  elf  to   David  II.   Davies  and       from  tlie  said   Central   to  Ohe   New    WesL-  rii   Hotel,   situate   on   Lot  5,   Bloel.  | 8.   Ladysinilh,   B.   0.  FRANK   BARDESONO.  Ladysniiths. B. 0., May 2nd, 1905.  The   Ladysmith  Lumber Co  Ltd.  MILLS   AT  FIDDICK   AND  LADY SMITH���������Shingles a Specialty.  ���������Manufacturers    ol���������  Roush 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  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  ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES: "  $5 and under     3 cents ,>?'     ���������  Over $5 and not exceeding $10......    6 cents  "    $10      ."-.''   " $30   10 cents  "   $30       " " $50.    15 cents  These Orders are Payable at Par al any office in C  nada of a Chartered Bank  (Yukon excepted), and at the principal hanking- points.-''il the United' States.  -. MEGOTIAUI.K AT A FIXKI> RATI; A  TIIE CANADIAN RANK OF COMMERC- . LONDON. ENG.  They form uu excellent method of reinittin   .small sums of money  with safety and at small   est.  LADVFV.JTH BRANCH  W.  A.  CORNWALL.  lSIanager.  CRYSTAL LAUNDRY  Leave orders -with  BLAIR  &  ADAM.  All work first-class at THE CHRY  STAL,  VICTORIA.  Best accommodation for transient  and  permanent boarders and lodgers.  GRAND       HOTEL  This new Hotel has been comfortably furnished and the bar Is up-to-  date. Rates $1.00 a day and upwards.  WM. BEVERIDGE, Prop.  Esplanade :���������: :���������: :���������: >-: Ladysmith  LADYSMITH  BAKERY  HOP LEE & CO.  ON THE ESPLANADE.  PASTRY OP ALL KINDS NEATLY  BAKED  AND FRESH.  BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF  Confectionary of all kinds.  Ordera taken for Pastries to be delivered at any time.  Employment Agency.  HAY. GRAIN AND  FARM PRODUCE  ' Orders will be delivered anywhere  in the city promptly and at the lowest possible prices.  Leave orders at Christie's,  on tie  Esplanade).  JAS, WARNOGK. I. DAILV LEDGER  i     ������        i  ab  warn  m  X***** ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������;���������*��������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ������  ��������� ���������  ��������� ��������� ���������  ������������������������������������������������������  ��������� ��������� ������ ��������� ���������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  There is No Necessity  of sending away for anything    you may require in  Hardware or Garden Tools  :e can supply your want* in a'li   seasonalito goods.such aal Hoes,  Spades, Shovels, Rakes, Lawn  Mowers,  I'oultry netting, Etc.  Prices Always Right  PITT & PETERSON,  Duncan,    B. CM  w  Jzoiii?aIem  Jfote!  DUNCAN  STAGE LEAVES FOR COWICHAN  LAKE MONDAY,   WEDNESDAY,  AND FRIDAY.      MOUNT.  SICKER DAILY.  PRICE BROS.,  Proprietors.  DUNCAN  ESTABLISHED 1878  and QUAfllCHAiW  W.P.  ���������Importer and Dealer in all kinds of Merchandise���������  AGENTS FOR���������The American Cveara   Separator Co., Grant Powder Co.,  and B. C. Pottery Company.  Also Manufacturer of all kinds of Feed from Home drown Products.  Quamichan Hotel  ���������o���������  Keast's Livery &  Freighting Stables  -H. Keast, Proprietor  returning,  leaves   Duncan  (Specials at short notice.)  Headquarters   for  Tourists and Commercial Men  ���������o���������  BOATS ON SOMENOS LAKE.  Splendid Fishing, Telephone connec  tion.  FRANK CONRUYT, Prop.  Duncans Station.  Stage leaves Mount Sicker at, 7 a.m.,  at 12:30,p.in., daily, except .   Sundays.  X   X   DUNCAN,   B.   C.   X   X  ROBT. GRASSIE & SON  GENERAL BLACKSMITHS  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm C  HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY  AN EASTER OPENING  FAIR'S  NEW  MILLINERY STORE  . OPENED AT. DUNCAN  Newest creations  in  Millinery. Up-  to-date Hats   Made and Trimmed to  Order at Shortest, Possihle Notice.  FLOWERS,     FOILAGE.   All    Ladies    .coxdiajl-f     invited    to inspect  AN IDEAL TOURIST AND  HEALTH RESORT  STATION STREET,  DUNCAN, B. C.  DUNCAN   uvfARLYEand-STABLES  S. J. Hagan, Manager  ���������f    Freighting a Specialty    ���������*  PRICES noDERATE  FiRST CLASS   TURNOUTS     OF * RIGS,    HARNESS,   HORSES.  HOTEL STRATHCOHA j  Touri-sts 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 wafer.    No mosquitos.  SHAWNIGAN LAKE .B. C.  Your: patronage solicited  DUNC AN J'  B. C.  Pharmacist  Telephone  in  Connection.  ?������������������'���������  f  M )K X )K *e^r~*---^*H*- -)r^^-^e^-H(-^-)"K :)K-.)K  R. B. ANDERSON  HIGH GRADE BICYCLES  n  n  ii  Wr  BICYCLE AND GUN  REPAIRING.     ACETYLENE   G  FIXTURES AND GENERAL METAL WORKING  Fine lines, WATCHES, CLOCKS and JEWELRY REPAIRED.  SATISFACTION   GUARANTEED.  WHITTOME  Dredging in the rivers of Manitoba  land the N.W.T., excepting the Yukoa  Territory���������A free miner may obtain  only two leases of five miles each for  a term of twenty years, renewable in  lhe discretion of the Minister of the  Interior.  The lessee's right is confined to the  submerged bed     or bars of the river  below  low water 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 I  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   ex- '"  ceeds $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 >������<,sec-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  Istdayof August in the year of the  the date of the lease.  The lessee shall have one dredge ia  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. Royalty, same  as placer mining.  Placer Mining in thc Yukon Territory���������Creek,     gulch,, river and hill  claims shall not exceed 250 feet    in I  eagth, measured on the base line or I  general direction of the creek or gulch  the width  being from 1,000 to 2,000  feet. AH other placer claims shall be  250 feet square.  Claims 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  put of which no royalty shall be  chargen, the rest of the party ordinary claims only. i  Entry fee, $10.   Royalty at jjic 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 v���������.bje of at least $200.     I  A certificate that work has      been  done must be obtained each year;    if  not, the claim tla.il be deemed lo 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 exceet  thrse times the breadth.     '; ���������  Should the prospector discover oil  n paying quantities, and satisfactor-  Iy establish such discovery,, an area  not exceeding 640 acres, including the  oil well will be.sold to the prospector at thc rate of $1.00 per acre and  the remainder 'of. the tract reserved j  namely, 1,280 acres will be sold'  at  the     rate  of. three   dollars  ���������MM  ��������� _-im_  St. Catherine's liglirnouse, Isle of  Wight, lias just''been- fitted with a  flashlight which : is estimated to be  equal to 15,000,000 candlepower, and  on nights when the atmosphere is favorable Its beam probably is visible  from the French coast. The new light  is Immensely more powerful than the  old one, which was of about 3,000,006  candlepower.���������London Globe.  2****������***Aft*#ft*#^***^#������$**$tA6*fe*<!^ife*.*<rjl.*A*A#s  Co  NANAIMO,   B.C.  Hanufacturers of the  HIGH ALTITUDES.  ';  !  Meet  o������   People   Who   Are   Used   to  . ; the  Sea Level.  "It is dangerous for me to go to bed."  I     That  announcement   by   a   stylishly  dressed woman at the desk of the Albany   hotel    office    startled   William  " Maher, one of the proprietors, who was  . standing at the counter.  ������������������     "What is  the  trouble?"  asked Mr.  Maher when he recovered his voice.  I   - "The room is rilled with electricity,"  replied the woman.   "If i'-walk across  the floor and touch my face with my  hand there is a snap, and if I touch  the iron bed I get a shock.   Why, kind  sir,   it's  awful!    Everything   I   touch  _ snaps!   You might think I was some  [.electrical    freak, and    belonged   with,  some show.   But I am not.   Honest. I  never knew before that my system was  electrified."  "Where Is your home?" asked Mr.  Maher. \  "San Francisco," replied the woman.  "I thought you, were from the sea  level,"  said Mr.   Maher.     "You have  nothing to  fear.     The  room  is not  charged   with   electricity.     There   is  nothing wrong with the telephone or  electric light wires.   You see, madam, |  that you are not acclimated in Denver.  The air here is extremely dry and is  therefore surcharged with  electricity.  so  that, you in touching iron feel a  Blight shock, and also a slight shock  when you walkacross tlie carpet and  then touch anything with your hand  or shake hanUs with anybody.    You'll  get over it in a few days."  Tha  woman  went  away  mystified,  but satisfied, and Mr. Maher said:  "That's a common; complaint in every hotel In town.;  Those of us who  live here will now and then feel an  electric shock by touching a conductor  or when walking over a carpet If we  touch our faces or shake hands, but  we are not as subjective to electrical  , Influences as those who come from sea  level or from places where the air la  moist.    These people, of course," are  shocked easily, and as it is a new experience for them they invariably believe   that  the   telephone   or  electric  light wires are crossed and that they  are in danger of electrocution.  |     "We had a woman in the hotel last  week who was startled because wiien  she began to comb  the hair of her  French poodle electric currents ran up  her arms.   She thought that somebody  ihad been playing a joke on her dog,  land she was furious until I explained  j to her the cause."���������Denver Republican  I  - '������������������'���������'���������-,_' In British Columbia  Lager Beer and Porter Guaranteed  Brewed  from the Best Canadian Malt Run Hops  ^9**9**9999**9**********99*9^  9 9*?* 9 9 99*9*1*  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  aP     its    *3ran hies.  Horseshoers and Genera! Blacksmitns.  David Murray  Buller Street   -    -   .-    -  Ladysmith, b   C  WE   NEVER   SLEEP  THE BUST MEATS  BUT ARE  ALWAYS ON THE LO OKOUT FOR  IN THE MARKETS.  WE ARE NOW BRINGING OUR CATTLE FROM EAST OF THE RO  OKIES, YOU WILL GET THE BE ST IF YOU BUY FROM US.  RANNELL  &   PLASEKTT  STFVENS BLOCK,  OAT/.cR^  --.*r * r  -ADYSl 1ITH, B C  x  LAC /SMITH TRANSFER CO. x  PIANOS,     ORGANS    ANDHOUSEHOLD     FURNITURE MOV-  '  . ED PROMPTLY A   ND  SAFELY.  Stables in the roar of, the Ladysmith hotel.  '   - '-"'v       Abbots ford.  Leave orders at   the  WILLIAMS AND WASKET  *4***9***9*4r**^94:*94*444 ���������������~H-<M-+4-4^4.^494^********9 *  -w^ Superb  fm Table  ���������i'AV    'I -   .  Linens.  A Black-nil.h Wood Carver.  i    John AleClellen of Mount Airy, Md.;  its not only a fine blacksmith, but he  j has  shown  himself to  be an  expert  I wood   carver.     With   the  long  quiet  j evenings before him he conceived the  iidea of whittling a seven foot black  j walnut   log  with   a   penknife.     Four  i years he spent at the amusement, of-  i ten getting up at 4 o'clock in the morning to take his sharp knife and whittle  at the log.    He put a  little time at  meals and in the evening.   Recently he  went to Hagerstown and brought the  result along iu a glass case, and it is  now on exhibition there.   It is the running gear of a farm wagon complete  In every detail, together with a chain  and other fixings.   It is perfect in every way, not a pin missing, not a part  wanting and all in one piece, nothing  added or pieced on in any way.   It Is  a'wonderful bit of patience and skill.  Mr. McClellen used up over .*?25 worth  of penknives at it and once bought a  five dollar one  with tempered  blades  and found it snapped up as easily as  the   others.���������Blacksmith   and   Wheelwright.  PROUD OF HER  Linen  ;  Every  home-loving  housekeeper  feels  the fascination of fine  IRISH LINENS  We are proud of our stock.  Shamrock Brand  HAS NO PEER-IT IS PURE  Bleached Table Linnns, o_ inches wide, 75c Ssc. yard  Blsached Table Linens 72 inches wide, $1.15 to $2.00 yard  Extra fine quality 88 inches wide $2.50 yd.  Table Napkins f out $1.50  doz.   Shamrock  Table Clothes, bordered, 2 yds sq., $2.00.  2xai-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 $18.up.  Have you oui|catalogue?  Oddfellows Block  /T\      /Is      st\     /iv      ��������� f**      /T\,  ���������    ���������'   --      ���������    ���������    ���������    ���������   ���������Duncan., B.C. T  -)t;-^-;fs-^C- " )}^K-^sHH~lf^f-^-)K X SK-4*  FOR DISPOSAL OF MINERALS.  ON DOMINION  LANDS IN MANITOBA' THE  NORTHWEST TERi  RITORIES     AND    THE  YUKON  TERRITORY.  Coal���������Coal lands may be purchased  at������������I0 per acre for soft coal and $20  for anthracite. Not more than 320  acres can be acquired by one individual or company. Royalty at the rate  of ten cents per ton of 2,000 pounds  shall be cbllected on the gross output.  Quartz���������Persons of eighteen years  and over and joint stock companies  Molding free miners' certificates may  obtain entry for a mining location.  A free mini's certificate is granted  for one or more years, not exceeding  five years, upon payment in advancs  $7.50 per annum for an individual,  and from $50 to $100 per annum for  a company,according  to   capital.  A free miner, having discovered  mineral in place, may locate a claim  1,500x1,500 feet by marking out the  aarnc with two legal posts, bearing  location notices, one at each end on  the line of the lode or vein.  The claim shall be recorded within  fifteen     days if located within    ten  miles of a mining recorder's office, one  additional  day allowed  for every additional  ten  miles or  fraction.   The  fee for recording a claim  is $5  At     least $100 must  be expended  When $500 has been expended or paid  the locator may, upon having a survey made, and upon complying with  other requirements, purchase thP- 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  ������hewan River claims are either bar  or bench,  the former being 100    feet  long and extending between high and  low water mark.  The latter  includes  (bar diggings, but extends back to the  (base of the hill or bank, but not   exceeding 1,000 feet.   Where steam pow  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,  A  Great Cantalever  Bridge.  A cantalever bridge under construction across the St., Lawrence at Quebec will contain a longer span than any  bridge yet erected. The bridge consists of two approach spans of 210 feet  each, two shore arms, each 500 feet in  length, and a great central span 1,800  feet in length. The total length of the  bridge is 4,220 feet, and although in extreme dimensions it does not compare  With the Firth of Forth bridge, which  is about one mile in total length, it  an ' has the distinction of having the long-  WEILERBRCS:  VICTORIA,   B.C.  "GMOONLAN"  est span in the world by ninety feet,  the. two cantalevers of the Forth bridge  being each 1,710 feet in length. The  total width of the floor is 80 feet, and  provision is made for a double track  railway, two roadways for vehicles and  two sidewalks. In a cantalever of this  magnitude the individual members are  necessarily of huge proportions, the  main posts, for instance, being 325 feet  in length and each weighing 750 tons.  Leads Them    All  IN QUALITY  To Make Hard TLres Good  and Good Times    Better  Buy Your Meats Froixv  H. &W. MEmiE  NEXT DOOR TO THOMSON'S HARDWWARE STORL  WE CAN SATISFY YOU  TRANSFER OF LICENSE.  The Life Hue Iu Europe.  Of European nations the Norwegian    and Swedish are the longest lived and '-kattpp ;,  h���������.���������������������������:..������    -~      .1 '.     j.    ,  the Soaniards the shortest.   Aecbrdl..*  f ������TIC.,4.,S  helrebjr Siven that at the  next sitting of the Licensing  Court  io be held at Ladysmith, I intend to  apply  for a transfer of  the retail  li-  -:o:-  R. P. RITrf ET,  & Co., Ltd.  Pacific Coast  VICTORIA, :-: ���������������-���������  Agency.  '-: .-: :���������-B.C.  the Spaniards the shortest. According  to a foreign statistical return recently  issued, the average duration of* life is  as follows: Sweden and Norway, 50  years; England, 45 years 3 months;  Belgium, 44 years 11 months; Switzerland, 44 years 4 months; 'France,' 43  years C months; Austria, 30 years 8  months; Trussia and Italy, 39 years;  Bavaria, 3G years; Spain, 32 years 4  months.  IVeTT Kind ot "Water Pipea.  During the past year wooden pipea  wound with wire have come into use  by mill owners and mining engineers  in western Canada. It is said that this  form of pipe is superior to Iron pipe  siuce it weighs much less, costs only  half as much and Is less liable to burst 1  in freezing weather. When used in  plac������ of flumes it  needs little repairing,  qnor       license     now   held     hy    me  for   the   premises   known     as     the  Kings Hotel situate on Lot 1.  Bloek  .97,   Ladysmith,   13.   C,   from   myself  (0 Palmyr Tassin.  WILLIAM  JOSEPH.  By his duly authorized agent,  HENRY   REIFEL.  Ladysmith,  B.  C, May 2nd,  1905.  H.O. MILES  Contractor and Builder  REPAIRING   of   all  kinds  promptly  attended to.    Shop on Gataare    at,  MR. SIMPSON.  Solicitor,  Etc.  Ladysmith   TempTe No. 5 Rathbone  Sisters meets in the Oddfellow's hall  saves  water and ,v,    ���������.   ,,,   m      ,        ,   _  2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7.30 p. m.  Mrs. Kate Tate, lecretairy.  *. Hr*u-_-������iJ������i^.  fo   Loan  1st Avenue  -IADYSMJ7H \  "V.  ?nn   D\tC,V    tWrER  LOCAL ITEMS  V The English Derby Sweep closes on  SaWday. the 27th. Tickets $1.00. at  Stewart's. '  ���������  -imifiiini   !���������"��������� ������������������������������������IIM������������������I���������a������������������~���������.mMM������������������������������������i������������������   ���������'   i  Mr. and     Mrs.  J.  Adam returned  .���������from'Nanaimo  this .morning.  It is rumored that his many friends  in Ladysmith are contemplating  giving Mr. W. y\V. B. Mc'lnncs a  farewell banquet before he leave--, ior  Dawson to take over the gbwrrin"-  ship of the Yukon. The banquet .\ill  probably Take'.place, In' the .-.ai iu-  tiire. ��������� ,. -_;  ���������.j.i������J.A*.{f-f������?������=a..J.^.J~fi|������s4.kf������-{-i;.4-������i������4������j������--  i    SPORT      |  A football..meeting .will oe clii. tomorrow night at which all members  of, the club are easneslly reju I'iicd'to  be present, as the business > be  brought' up is of the utmost. . jvr-  tance.,  CICERO WINS 2TIE GREAT ���������  j        riA.CE. FOR'0;rt00 SOVEREIGNS  ,    London, Alay 31.���������Lord Roseberry.s  Cicero today.'won  tiie Derby stakes  of -fi,f)00.sovereigns for colts and  (il-  j lies foaled, in U'-02.     M. Blanc's Jar-  ing ol iiie street imilling from E*.|u\i-  uadu past .Mr. Gaidinci's store, time  by giving those people outlet lo said  street. I could name you many more  but what is the use? We .-have not  !.the,wherewithal to do it all.  PROGRESS.  Ladysmith,  May 31,   1005.  Editor Ledger   Sir, ..  In  your issue of the, 30th containing  the, report    of  the   last'council  meeting- the 1 uteres ting sub/ject ofj the  police      magistrate  appeared   to  be  ���������iiuife fully discussed and those abler-  men  who wcre in'favor of a^ local  mail, In my opinion, took a very rightV]  1. consider a man with a good  and  a reason  *������_lJ..LW...������a~.Ps..������������_JM..*.Js-l-.J!1,. V.WI>.L.~"->W Mi  ���������jw���������g*"--*..*'.!!1"  issmztmi-'  stand.  share of common" sense  One hundred and ninety-nine people  went up  to Nanaimo -on  the special  train last evening,  nibs I;, of them going  to  tin? circus.   The latter,   vhiU*  ii   was  good   in   some   respects,   v as  very .poor  in  cithers,   (he acts  in   th.:  (���������veiling ,   'performance      lining   "cut"  rather      too freely.   The    .alysnii.h  people returned at  11.15.  dy. was second  and,. Chevalier Cimis-  able     education can fill  the position  .trellis, Signor lno, .was,���������third. Time, !with satisfaction and  credit.       The  13.11. ��������� .   Mayor  says .,it  is  a difficult  matter  The      prize    winners  of Salmon's .| lo settle, owing to a scarcity of ma-  ! sweepstakes-include a ".Ladysmith gen-   tcrial      By what  standard  docs To  ticman, Mr. Tern.  White,  who draws   judge?;  Jim  Abrams, of Cuiniberland  BLOUSE  COMMITTEES REPORT  Football 3 o'clock fo 1.10.  During the half time at football,a  nice I'oi* the underground employees.  If tlie committee were desirous  that lhere be a baseball match with  ihe Eagles, the* sport committee  lbought thai could come off while the  regatta Was in progress in the evening.  Mr.  R.  Allan,   Tor regatta committee reported   that  they    bad;  hei.I a  meeting,   and decided   to ���������Siig.c,t' ilu  following events    for the  water  <ele.-  ' brat ions:''  One-hiilf mile, girl's race iiuuloi ill  years of age) singles. ���������  One half-mile ladles' Va.-e (over''10  years of age) singles.  One-half mile ladies' :a*.;, do'iblc-  scull. ',',"���������''���������''  One mile' boy's race.; (under \C).  single. .     .      . ,'  One-mile     boy's  race,     (iindi.-r  double.''*���������'  Two mile ' ii.ins' race.     O-'Jr  singles. *';���������"���������    ���������'<;.���������    \  Two mile mens'   rate   'ouble.  Indian  w'ar.i'canoe race,  eleven pad  dies'; '.   '  Kioolchnmn's . race,   d-i.ibn;   pud.iij.  liuliaii'upset caiioei, r.u'J.  Tub race.  Greased-pole.. '  illuminated procession with band in I  procession. .'..������������������.  The-.committee -would, reqidre at  least $30:) to defray expenses of the  regatta. ��������� . ...'   >  'thi cd 'prize  tickel,   No.  005.      O.   W.  . Maclniosh,     of Victoria cainc first,  ticket/number  1,011, and A.  A.  Aar-  onson, of -.Victoria, 2nd, ticket 2,007.  1   Tlie     absence of American entires  from   thc  great event   at   Nowma-ket  ! deprived the race of much of that in���������  teriialiciial character . which made recent derhys interest ing. Jn i.������.ec-  sult, Cicero, ridden by Maher, the  suit, Cicero,' ridden by Maher, the  American jockey, bad not much- to  spare and only beat;.the Fri'iich ,'-i.i*i.  by tliree-<fu.i.ilcrs of'a Icngih ��������� il'i  Signorino only a head   riehind.  has filled the position of magistrate  iii   Cumberland  for several   years and  wit'h  all due respect   fo him   I think  we have  lots  of men   in  Ladysmith  (mite as smart, and several, perhaps,  a pood   deal   better .qualified.'-     Mi-.  Russell      Simpson is apparently  the  nominee  at/ this  stage  of  the  same,  and  this selection does not display a  , whole lot of horse sense. If Russell  con ti miss   to  be a very  good  lwy for  'several years 1 believe he will ultimately evolve into a very good  man,  Only two days more of  selling at this low price  and they vyill be placed  nto stock at the orig=  fel price for two days  roore 25C< Yard  ���������ggJMJ  Ah Wingft So,  Merchant Tailors  Ladies' and Gents' Clothes Made  to  Order,  PERFECT FIT GUARA.-."r*i . 1  LADYSMITH,   B.   C.  SPECIAL  Mr. G.  A.  lleatty, ,of Ntniimo,  iu  Ladysmith, today.  is  ;,)  ic  CORRESPONDENCE  nit. sil present l.e is in  the chy-  .'huHh  st;ite and  only  a  little  better  ���������than  an  ordiiury  Walloper.    Mr.   Allen is      not  yet fit to run hi single  (harness and-Mr. Mathison is too slow  Mo  run at all, and even outside     of  j thi.-; selection,  and   with  all  due  respect-  to   the mayor's opinion,   there  Is  no  shortage of good  material.  With  respect  to  the  proposed  investigation into the Portland  Motel  lire,   I differ  with   Alderman  l.ryden,  and consider it isinot, "the duty of the  council   to"lay. quiet,  *_o long as" the;  insurance      Cppipanics are satisfied,  bin  it  is up to every member of the  council      and every resident ofl.ady-  s'ii.itii  to shed  all the' li.^bt pps-s.il.li;-  on' tlio. causes of all fires which1 occur  in  our midst.    Why   Aid.   lllairis so  dense' as   to  remark   "it  can  do  no  gjoo'l," I fail to'see, unless it is he is.  so dense.  It was with a JLjood deal of ' wonder-  Ed i tor Ledger   Sir, I ment and disgust that I read, the so-  ln  your last issue I  notice a pcti- -called     petit-ion to the council from  i tion  was  presented to the city coun- j the residents .of High street.  Insteac  cil  hy the High street residents, or    of a petition,  it looked  like an:,    at-  ��������� rather, a very few who live hi     the    tempt at bulldozing, and. should have  lower      part of      the  above  nam.'d   [either  been  thrown  into  the waste.  KNOCK ABOUT HITS  For women. In all shapes.  They taV-e the place of the  old time sailer altogether.  50c "> $1.001  has loyally  \otcd  ..t   \ ������t ii.j in,  lj.i^  ence     enough   io  a)i-   with" the gang  lll/l,     IK'    S.l.NS,     lMi.,ll-  pie.eiii   tins,    mir  DRYSDALE-STEVENSCN  Co.   Ladysmith  Contributions  arc  published   if  writ-  - ten oil subjects' Vbat are of general   interest.    All   communications  must      be. signed  by   the correct  i.anie of thc writer,  not  for publication;   but   as evidence of good  .laiih.    A  letter may be "published'  incr  any   name.    The   imbl'ishers  of  this  paper do not in"any way  .   (iiiorse, guarantee, or accept    as  correct, any of     the slal-emenfs  made   in such  communications.  street, praying that honourable..'body' paper, basket   or   framed   to confront'  to come down off their perch, it::    ���������'���������the pctionersWith for ai'l  future oc-  I also  notice a  slight comment   on   casion.     A   more insulting or. disre-  same     h.y     yourself,   which   is   '.cry   'spectful '.coniniunication   I ���������'.venture to  much in line with my own way      of  say      was  never hi-nUcd  by   a  city  iliini-ing,   though   rtbink you  do  not   council, and Alderman  Nicholson,, af-  go it sirong enough.    If is  very e'vl-j (Cr   making the  proper   remark   that  ���������The  quoiting' committee  having iio  dent  that, too' much  nicm-y  has been   he did upon the petition, -should have  report  it-was ���������'moved  by  Mr. Oieavcs':ipent on Roberts street and very lit-   been showed .under with  his  motion.  and.-, seconded by Mr. Ellis, ihat  quoiting l.e struck, out this year.  Carried. \  t"!rounds- committee bad no report  ���������1o make- at |)icseiit, nor had the i  printing and aevcrtisiiig committee, i  Mr. Thornley, on behalf of the music committee reported that the com-'  mittee advised that the band fee in !  attendance from !) a', m. until 0 p. m. i  and that the. cost would be -1.105. If i  the ..committee wished to.have a dance I  it would cost $00 to have it in thc j  Opera House, and about $42-.50_ if it!  was held in (lould's Hall. '  on High street, but there are oi\w\ Why don't ylohn  Bickle and lie  . con-  tl  er streets that rotfii-ire it  more  than  ei li er  of  the.'two   named,   ml,  M*".  Editor,       1'hardly   think   a' petition  should be worded as was the one in  C|Uestion,   and   I am   very   much  surprised  to sec names of gentlemen  at  the base of the petition  in question,  worded as it  is.    1  think  they must  have been.very wrathy, and for what  1   do  not  know,   because,  as   I   have  previously stated,   they  ha\e not  received any  worse treatment,  or not  so  bad "treatment, -as  other  streets.  I  may here allude to some of      the  leases:      One.is      caponing  up- Huller  At.  tbe  opening of the  meet ing last j succt - lo   First avenue,   which. \ on'.'  -light   the chairman explained thai   it   saVe   (n(,  unnecessary   heavy   grade  was      owing   16   a misunderstanding    t_|ie,     drainage of ihe lower  pari   ot  that   the secretary  did   not   .ail    the.   lQwn. ,jac|-  ()1- Columbia hotel,  which  meeting for seven o'clock, as was de  cided at tlie previous meeting. On behalf of himself and the sccretavy, he  apoldgi'/'Od for the mistake.  MIC  iiavk m*:i*:N worsf.1  Nolwitlistaiuliiig her tender years  Catherine's characteristics are in  'evidence, nnI most pronounced of  them all is the prevailing tendency  in the most harrowing situations, to  look on ffbc bright  side.  On one occasion,  having-.got hold of  a hammer,  she ambitiously endeavored   to drive a tack inlo  the wall,   After-repeated failures to- hit  the troublesome   tuck  by   clutching   the hanir  iiii.-r in  l,oi!i fal  hands, she next tried  bedding   i ii������������������   lack   in  one   hand      and  dcniin.  a  stroke wilh  the hammer in  the   other   hand.   "The   nsult   of this  experiment -brought   the  who.e family  running   to  the   nursery.   After       lhe  damaged   linger   had   been   bandaged,  iu   the   midst   of   various   consolations  and      commiserations,.      Catherine's  tears  l;cg;:n  lo stop,and  her  philosophy  to rise.  "It   don't   hurt   so  awful   bad.  now,  in.immn.   'Sides,   when   my  finger got  hit, 1 was  jus' Jioldin' the hammer in  only      one hand���������an'  jus'  s'pose   I'd  been strjkin'  with  I,oil: hands!"  is impassable; .lhe draining andnr.id-  i  ...  ; sider  the city-at large and  ask  for  ah      equal distribution?   Apparently  | all .'the  petitioners   want  is- to. stop'  | work on. RolXM'tf. street and spend tho  funds of  the city on High street���������a  'street that, is, and never wilUbfc, prs-  ctahle  as a thoroughfare for vehiclar  traffic.    Roberts  street   is   the   only  available street to that densely populated  sett lenient called   the  top of  the hill.    Incidentally,   I   w-o-ukl      remark       that   it  is  about  time   that  some work was done in  that section  of   (he   town   which  can- only  be  approached   by .  SYMOND   STREET.  Ladysmith,  May  31, :-.l������05.     -  To The Editor of the  Ledger���������Sir:  ���������T,    as   well  as    many others,  have  WE ARE SHOW-  INGIN 01)11 BIS  Two   First  A ;.ce in I adjsmith  by   the  Stove"Works  .adysmil.h  Iron  Lid.  ii rtl  For Twenty Years  We have imported ,"I)ECKA-IULI E'.' direct from  lhe gradens in.    As-  ram.  flu  \ever  during   that   lime have  we   handled another  packet,  tea.  Our order has been  increased every year.  This is positive ��������� proof  that  our s us I rimers consider   "DECK A-IIJ LIE'  REST TEA  on   flu* market. "- a  Price Always the same, 50c. lb., 5.lbs. $2.25.  W. T. HEDDLE  CO.  William*' Block  Ladysmith  ParticularGrocers.  Telephone  .NOTICE.  All     'Taxpayers  ������i"e .notified   ih.it  'Ihursday,  June   1st,  is. the  last  *.ay  for   llit*   payment   of  city   ia-:es,   so  that   tin*  rebate on  the same en-   be  allowed.  JOHN  ;tew.  Citv  i-k.  sssss^^ssaaSsSgiiss  ON AND AFTER .JUNE 1st  This store will close at. 6 p. m.,  except ^Saturdays and days preceding holidays  Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.  read    with   interest    tbe report, published iu your    paper of    the Monday  night's  meeting    of   the    council and  many others    as well    as myself.are  d'sgdstcd  with   the conditions  iii  out-  city.    As     we all   know",    Ladysniilli  cn.!o\s   the     distinction  of  being  flic  metropolis of Newcastle  District, one  of the only two districts in   any province   that   has    elected   Socialists to  re.rev.nt     I hem,     done   by    our own  fi nlishiKss , and good, able and c''liable men and  fellow-citizens as arc I).  Murray and  A.  I'.ryden   were defeated  and  Air. V.     Williams of Nanaimo, a  man  who has not one dollar interest  in  thc district     is now our member.  Let this pass.   To    our astonishment  the flovernment Agency was removed  from  this    district  or abolished. Our  member  who     lives at Nanaimo and  ALL KINDS OFSTOVE AND  METAL POLISH.  ENAMELS   AND   ALLUMIN-  IjM  IN  GREAT  VARIETY.  BLAIR AND ADAM.  FIRST AVE. &  ROBERTS ST  NOTICE.  From      this- date   (he   undersigned  will   not  he   responsible  for  any   in-  deltledness     incurred except on      a  written order signed by the secretary  Rowland  Machin,  ,V.   I.   EXPLORATION &   DEVELOPMENT' CO.,   LTD.  Non Personal  LiabiWty.  Victoria,  11.  C, May   1 S1.li,  11105  Ladysmith Boat Biiili;  Cstablfshmenf  Launch and  descriptions  to order anc  Speciality.  HAIIRUP  AND  P.OAT     P.l  Pleasure  Boats  of     all  for   Hire.      Ilo.ils   built  Repaired.  Spoon mars a  IIAYEDN.  ILDERS.  lOi.ncil- coii-Iuucs it. In  In: ������n  tne  ln-  leicsi  of  Ladysmith lo have a municipal judge.or stipendiary magistrate  appointed  and  recommend   the  names  of two     reputable .1. P s living here,  as.ving   that   one   be appointed.   They  are turned ilowii and iiow* Mr .���������'���������.'.Parker  Williams comes up smilingly and says  lo the council   ��������� that be who lives at  Nanaimo,     who  pays no      faxes here  and who is in no sense connected with  the, city has     taken it-upon himself  proper person lo appoint.   His statement    that     he did Ibis    because he  to  recommend    Mr.   Simpson  aK   the  thought  he     was  thti     only   eligible  man is noli'correct-for any niaiii  who  is a  British    subject and a cili/cn  is  eligible.    Any tlovenimcnt Agent acts  to a certain     extent, at any rale all  through  tlu province,  in  bid. can do  aii  Unit wc iviitiiu*...  ratuxly  Air. ���������'oii-  .iams    knows,    ihat ihe   {���������.o.eriiineiii,  ���������igenls arc not    lawyers,   it scarce!.,  seems .concci'.anie  Unit .Air.   Williams  would: have '.none this  without ctin-  suiting the. council, or lhai any member ol the     council would in the face  of this    have     lliauk'd  Mr.  Williams  for ins aliciidance    'ui-ilie lasi .suui-  uay meeting    aiccr Ins g,rau>i..Osis in-  ..���������s.il to     Li.t.-ni ami    uvcry  rcSincnu oi  <nc  oily  except   [.o.isilin   ,i  U-v.   oi liisi  so-CaiL.I      poiinciil,   iiiciids.    Arc "we  lo continue ilus Jarce, a ;->oCi;i,1is(- Li1  cfiismg Hoard, ta .Socialist  policeman,  c".en a Socialist  Member ol   the council.   Aldei-naii    lilair lays     the*lines  itirlher    and   a     v'^)' juugc to be ap-  pointe-l.   by  lhe request and endorsement    ioi socialists. ,11, .seems to me,  sir,  ihat  if thc City Council   wish'to"  retain    the     respect of    their fellow  ���������sitiicns they will lak. a vote, and let  the    majority name    sonic one' man,  i-.n.'l let the choice of the lea-cling candidate be made    unanimous,  lets them  then ask for that nuin's appointment  without    salary,     .which they have, a  perfect right to do.   If he is not appointed  lot the council  reduce the city's expenses     by utilizing the services of tbe night    watchman,  who can  have,  if Ik* has      not  now,  police ati-  ilhority.    ilii,ve    no    police court aud  | no policeman,    and spend this monty  now    going in     .salaries  which"   could  j be saved,  on      the streets.    I   believe  lhe majority     of tin1  council   leel  as  do a  large     majority  of  the  people,  'thai if is time to call li hall.I Either  urn this city for the people and-with-  cuit Socialist    dictation,    --or do hot  run   it at  all.   Surely  just now with  conditions     as . they    arc     in     Nanaimo   we .   all      fail   to  see. ���������. ..where  socialism"     has   'done   it    any-good.  Why t|ieii..nh.all    v.p lie made-a laugh-,  ing stock of by     confessing    that wc  'like'it, and ask'for.   more.   You will  get more too-   There is a little'money    for     road     work.   Will  practical  road  men  handle  it.   Well  not  unless  tlio    different numbers     of a certain  family all get jobs.  In closing f.us unduly long k-tk;.,  for which i hope you may Ji-;id:re>oiii,  I have only to add, if the council  will all act to'getlicr, select their  man and insist, oir his appointment,  gnd embody with their request to the  government the .-statement that they  wish their man or none, they .may  get him. or not they will have acted  like an honorable' lot of men, and can  if they sec iii, as many of us believe  wouldne tlio right thing to do, cu,  out the policeman and let outside,  justices tlo the work and take the  Il-s.s, for in any case it js more than  doubtful if the*, fines would -.nearly  t".'jiiii,! flic t-xpemses of a police magistrate , a policeman, and expenses attending.  Should this letter find room iu  your Columns I may have soinclhiiig  furl her -co suggest Inter on. If m.i. I  am through with suggestions ��������� nd  will take a, disgusted spcei ;.il .ir's  lack seal as many others h..'-.* i! *n(*  in .H.is   little city.     ISI.A MIE.K.  We are prepared for these warm days  and offer a range of seasonable  goods at actual cost price.  LADIES' SHIRT WAIST SUITS     ���������  MUSLIN BLOUSES  DUCK SKIRTS  PIQUE SKIRTS  MUSLIN BLOUSES  Also a rangeof Children's ^Pinafores  Gingham Dresses and White Pique  dresses at prices that will please  you. Call and inspect these ������ccc's.  SIMON.LEBER&.C0 Ltd  GATACRE ST.  LADYSMITH  W. G. Fraser  MerchantTailor,  (ist Avenue)  Spring Stock on hand. Call early and  get your choice.  s. w. P.  means  SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT  Our   Spring  Rtock  has  just  arrived,   and  now  is   a good   time lo    paint.  Covers  more ami  lasts longer    than any other Paint on the market. -  LADySMH H HARDWARE' CO., Ltd  Charlie   Dunn  MERCHANT TAILORS  NEW    SPUING   AND   SUMMER GOODS JUST ARRIVED.  ��������� Charles  Dvnn/of the above firm, v isits Ladysmith every"Sunday for the  purpose oi  taking '.measurements and     seeing customers    personally.    May  be seen at  the" Hotels.     We guarantee all  stock and a perfect fit at    the  lowest, possible rates.   Suits frojn      $15.00 up.   Pants from $'1.00 up.  All  Hand-made.    ':   ������ ������. _-..������  REALESTATE  MRE,L<FE AND ACCIDENTINSURANCE  KEiMTS COLLKC I ED  DEEDS,   WILLS,   MORTGAGES,   CONTRACTS     AND   AC.HEEMENTS  DRAWN.  JOHN STEWART  CON'\ EYANCTNG  rs:  P. O  Box 268.  NOTARY   I-fl. Lid.  CLOCKS  BARGAINS  CLOCKS  if  JUNE 3rd  at 2 o'clock p. m, at. L. 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