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 LADYsfirm Daily Ledger
PUBLISHED IN THB LEADER OFFICE
VOL. 2,
V&
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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CAPTURE POSITIONS
ON PIGEON BAY
Japanese Find Russians Demoralized and
Drive Them From the Heights at
Seven P-clock in the Morning
Counter Attacks Prove Futile and Besiegers
Are Now in Secure Possession of
The Place
Tokio, Dec. 22-^A despatch recoil ed Iry teiegraph today Irom thc
army at five o'clock this morning,
says: Taking advantage olthe enemy's excitement wc drove them off
an eminence north ol Housanycntao,
on ,P,geon Bay, and occupied the position and at seven o'clock dislodged
the enemy from a height on the peninsula west ot Heousanyentao, which
was_ occupied, capturing onc small
gun" Alter thc. Japanese occupation
ol the position, the enemy made a
counter attack .but was immediately
copiilscd. At present our occupation
ol the position is practically secure.
HUNTING TROUBLE.
Shanghai; Dec. 22.—A squadron of
powerful cruisers under Admiral Ka-
mimura has' gone south- to thc China
Sea to meet tlic Russian second Pacific rrrjlillilrritl.
TO MEET RUSSIANS.
Singapore, Dec. 22.—The two Japanese' cruisers called here this inorn-
■ing and left at noon. They reported
that two Japanese battleships, two
first class cruisers, two second class
. cruisers and twelve torpedo boat destroyers were nearby, steaming west.
LTILI, AT THEM.
Headquarters oi the Third Japanese army belore Port Arthur, Via Fusan, Dec. 22 —During the mornifig of
Dee. Ilitli, tlie Russian turret nhip
Sevastopol was torpedoed hy the
Japanese Heel and immediately listed,
ten degrees to the right, remaining
fast on tlie bottom. The Japanese
fconibardment-of the Russian gunboat
and torpedo craft in the harbor continues.        .    .
! SILENCE.
r
|   Che Foo, Dec. 22.—No news   Irom
Port Arthur or elsewhere was   re-
ceivca today.
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"     STARTLING -   *
» BUT HARDLY •
* PROBABLE. *
* London, Dec. 22.—A despatch  *
* to the Exchange Telegraph Com- *
' pany from St. Petersburg says *
+ Gen. Kuropatkin has telegraph- *
* al to thc general staff that he *
' Iras received a report from Chin- *
j"   esc     sources to thc effect that   *
* tlie Russians have recaptured' *
I   203 Metre Hill at Port Arthur  *
.with -guns mounted by the Jap- *
FRANCE HIS WONDERFUL
ON THE WATCH.
Singapore,    Straits    Settlements,
Deo,  22.—Two ,  .Japanese auxiliary
cruisers are patrolling off this port.
MADE A MISTAI1IE.     "
London, Dec. 22.—With ''reference to
lllc sicrzure of the British steamer
N'igreta by the Japanese, it is stat-
dl lhat ' her cargo ol> kerosene wns
shipped at Shanghai, urrilcr the wr t-
ten nssuran"c ol the Japanese consul to the British consul that kcro-
srae "is not regarded by the Japanl
cso government as contraband it
shipped anywhere."
FiriS     Projectile    Weighing
Three Hundred and Fifty
Pounds.
No Armored Ship Now Aflot-t
Could Will stand It, Simple
Yet Effective
Paris, Dec. 22.—Great interest has
been caused here liy recent expert-'
mentr with a new -cannon, a secret
invent ion. The most recent tests
werc i,..ir.de at'Marve last Sunday in
Ihe itcstlfce ol M. Borleiui, minister
of war, and lifty deputies and senators. . Tl.c new naiinon has a calibre
of nine mid one-hall inches, firing a
proji -ile weighing.)63 pounds. Tne
priiicij'aj merit of the invention is j
its c,-Irene simplicity of mccliaiuim.
Three men. can operate il; one to
sight, and one to attend to the
breech, while the duties ol tho tliiid
are a secret, dc; ending upon the invention. Tlic shell fired has an ini. j
tial re'o jly of five hundred metres
|,cr seen)' and produces a whistling
noise, heard a mile anil a I alf away.
So powerful is the lorce of tlic shot,
il is.saiil, tliat the ship of any navy
would nrrt Ire able .to withstand il.
Although lircd four hundred anil eigh'-a
ly times, the gun was-apparently mi-
i.nmagcd, whereas usually tlic life of
a big cannon i'; five hundred shots. A
French military expert, discussing
llie new cannon, estimated that one
hundred such cannon woulii adequately protect the entire const of franco.
The cost ot the cannon is said lo lie
one .hundred thousand dollars, in—j
eluding its quota of projectiles.
LANDS IN THE
PENITENTIARY
End of a Klondiker Who Preferred Crooked [to a Straight
Course
A Dawson despatch says Mortimer
I. Stevens, defaulting city assessor
at Nennc, recently sentenced to four
years in the federal penitentiary at
McNeil's island, is well known in
the Klondike camp as one of the
men of.meteoric career in thc great
gold fields of the North. He made
two tours into this region, and on
both occasions ieft in doublc-qjuick
time. Stevens proved himself brilliant and resourceful in enterprise,
but was [ailing otherwise.
To not a few northerners, Stephens
is known to their sorrow. In . the
-early-days of the camp he blew into
Dawson from Seal tie, and began '.'»
reap a fortune in a way' to which
objection noon was taken in official
circles. Ho was mixed with deals
in claims with one ol thc clerks of
the gold commissioner's ollice.
After the investigation nf the
deals both the clerk and Stovens
' sjveitt down to-the river to the United States side, and it is understood,
thnt Stevens was given a limited
lime to get over the line or fled to
escape ' a' capias. The other man,
named Carruthcrs, went to. the lower river and did not return.
Stevens' career in the Klondike,
Was spectacular.. lie was there twiirel
When he first arrived he came with
no means, and lor a short time work
cd op ,thc old Yukon Sun as a rc-
fijirlcr' He had had a good ..newspaper training, and came here as a
correspondent of one of tlic big United Slates, dallies, lie was bright,
anil energetic. _
Newspaper ,work wag too trifling
lor ' Steven's in the Klondike, and
soon he fell to organizing a big mining company. He got the proposl.
tion going rapidly and went outside
AIDING  RUSSIA.
and bought heavy machinery. He returned and was getting on tamous-
ly. He opened an ollice in connection with one of the biggest mercantile companies in Dawson, and led a
spectacular career, that soon brought
the commercial venture to a close.
'In'the meantime Stevens had acquired one ol the best starts in
Dawson, and it seemed that the lail-
ure of one or two' ventures would
not put him down.. He lived with
his wile and child in the finest residence in Dawson. Their home was
nest to the famous old Nugget mess
house, on Fourth Avenue.
After a t mo the wile and child
left and went to the coast, where,
after a lapse ol some months, Mrs.
Stevens secured a divorce.
After the commercial and mining
[enterprise tailed Stevens went into
the mining claim proposition on a
wholesale order. He and Carrnth-
crs were both interested, and wcire
acquiring properties by the score
j The work became so involved that it
came to the attention ol the officials
and both men look hasty departures
for the lower river country, where
they were beyond the reach ol Canadian Jurisdiction.
I Stevens went to Nome, and eventually deiftedto Honolulu. There he
licciimo editor of a newspaper, and
! was shot at, It is said, in a dispute
regarding a woman. Leaving 'Honolulu, he had a varied existence, and
olriaincil a position on ome of die Seattle papers. After sonic time
there, under an assumed name, he
deca  lied.
1   It had lieen    two or three   years
then since Stevens had lieen in   the
j Klondike, and ho came hack to Dawson.    He came not ns a conqueror,
hut in thc garb ol a workman.    He
obtained a position as a cook on    a
claim on Gold Run, and worked there
most of tho,time two  winters ago.
I   Towards spring It is reported',   he
disappeared,  leaving tn the   sorrow
of tllc men   oM|ic claim.    Stevemi
again went down the Yukon   river,
l and, il is presumed,   continued    to
Nome, and remained (here until   he
became,   city assessor, tlic position
|.rom which he was translated   last
! urolith to the federal penitentiary in
the state of Washington.
Copenhagen, Dec. 22.—Several news
papers here- charge war minister
Madscn with permuting Danish gun
lactones to manufacture arms for
Russia. It is expected thai the incident will cause a storm iu parliament.
UPON 1 ID
Winter Trying Hard to Put on
a White Overcoat For
Christmas Week
Outside Places Report  More
iSevere Weather Than Ladysmith Is Having
After \. lot of bluster and threatening for the past couple of days the
snow-man decided that he would comply with the (ichool children's request and give Ladysmitli a little
lottch of winter for' Christinas week.
it started in with a few fat (lakes
the size of tiie proverbial "lady's
Hand," and all morning was heard'
the cheerful "squeege, lilop, piling,"
as the man in rueipta daintily set
Iris feet in the slush and murmured
blessings on tlie weather. Then
(nine the kindly rain, and between the
c. orts ol the two there is not a speck
of cry dust to be seen on Lady-
smith's streets this a,ttrnoon,
though it is hard to tell whether
white or chocolate is to lie the fashionable color lor sidewalks this
■'. hristmas.
From Extension comes the report
lhat at least eight inches of snow
(las (alien and at Wellington there
Is also snow. Thc wind of Tuesday
night here was mild indeed compared
to the hurricane that raged at Co
mox, for newly arrived people from
there slate that trees were uprooted
and fell across the track nml by
thcir weight some even bending llie
rails on the roarl from the mines to
Union .Bay. In consequence, tlic
train was delayed for scleral hours.
When the train from Victoria came
Over the Summit today there wns n
dopth of six indies of snow there and
more to follow.
HOW RANK AND FILE
REGARD THE WAR
Attitude of Soldiers From Various Parts of
Russia Differs Towards Japanese Wounded
Mikadcs Men Many Times Have Deliberately Committed Suicide in Preference
to Being Taken Captive
Mukden, Dec. 2L—(Correspondence
of the Associated Press.)—Apparcnt-I
ly these is little personal animosity
toward the Japanese among the European Russians. The Russian reservist goes out to fight simply because the Emperor wills it, and takes little interest in the political reforms involved in tlie struggle. Also,
he has much ol the philosophy attributed to Tommy Atkins. "What's
the use of 'ating those you are paid
to .kill?" But with Siberians, it ' is
different. The war is closer to their
native soil and they regard the Japanese as their natural enemies. For
this reason the only animosity that
has been displayed towards tlic Jap.
anese wounded has been in those hospitals where there werc a majority
of Siberians. The Sisters of Mercy,
on the other hand, have shown a decided partiality tor Japanese patients and there lias been some jealousy aroused among thc Siberians,
who thought the Japanese werc
"getting the best of it," at the
hands of the nurses. Most of tho
Japanese wounded have therefore
lieen placed in the hospitals with
Russian soldiers. The Finlanders, almost alone of the Europeans, take an
Interest In the politics of the fight,
but they make none" the worse    sol-
I  SPORTS i
•rHs«;|. •;■•• -I « ■Ke'-i-'eyKer^'errrrejKo j-
NANAIMO DETERMINED.
Tllc Nanainio hockey team are not
going to allow even such a powerful
aggregation as Ladysmith possesses
to walk all oicr them, though apparently they are not. quite as keen
sports lor they make tlic match conditional on the weather; whetcas lire
Ladysmitlrs do not care what hap.
perr.1 as long as they can have ground
and ran see enough for the "bally
oft." Commenting on the game the
Nanaimo Herald says:
"The hockey match will take place
on the Caledonian grounds weather
permitting, on Monday, Doc. 211. Tlic
Uidysiuilli team will bo craplgined by
F. Teague, who was last year's car-
tain of the Nanaimo Hockey team,
and he has said that the visitors will
be a strong aggregation and that the
locals arc up nga list a hard proposition and will have to work hard il
they intc to win. The captain of
the Nanaimo eleven has great confidence of his team winning. II Is said
thnt the line-up of the locals Is the
strongest bunch of hitlers that has
ever worn thc colors of the hockey
club ill this city."
It will be seen by Ibis that the
Naiiaimos are trying to keep their
courage up, but they admit (hey are
going up against the real thing.
They'll want all their practice to
overcome thc wondeiTtil combination
Ladysmith will show them. In fact,
those only who knew how the Ladysmith team have practiced can real'
ire just what kind ol n game they
will put up.
MUNROE.WINS.
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 22.—Geo.
Miinroe, of New York, lias been given the decision over Tommy Gilten-
Uicr, after fifteen rounds of fust Ipfil-
ing- in this city. The bout went- to
the limit nind both men were strong
at thc finish. Thc men weighed in at
onc hundred and twentyjonc pounds.
marine;
The Titania will get away this
evening or tomorrow morning with
her coal cargo.
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The   Selkirk sails  this afternoon
for Departure Bay.
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J. W. Watson left today lor Lad-
ners, where he will join Mrs. Watson and spend Christmas at Mr. II.
Laducr's.
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BLACK CLOUD
ON BRITAIN
Enormous Losses Catisei b,
Interruptions to Traffic Owing to Dense Fog
London, Dec. 22.—Such a complete
disorganization of railroad (traffic and
shipping as has resulted from the
present fog has been unknown loir
n any years. A dismal pall is
s\ read over the greater pari of the
I Ingdom, causing enormous business
lo.sses anil threatening to deprive
llioi.'sniuls of their Christinas parcels. It is estimated that tlic losses
in a single day of such a fog ill l.on-
lirrrr alone amount to fully three mil-
lion dollars. All the coasts report
a dislocation of shipping. The whole
Star Line sleamcr Ccdric, which
Sailed Irom Liverpool yesterday for
New York, is Still fog bound In tlle
Mersey, where traffic is at a standstill. Similar cc|iditions prevail on
the Thames. A number of minor
shipping mishaps have beeli reported
join vnrioirs lornls.
dicrs for that. One ot the most inexplicable things to the Russian soldier is the habit of the Japanese to
commit suicide when confronted with
defeat. There are so many eye witnesses report of this nature that it'js
impossitfe to discredit them all. Japanese olliccrs, especially, seem to
cartridge lor themselves. A Russian
cartridge for themselves! A Russian
under the circumstances wodld either
go down fighting, leaving his enemies to do the killing, or else surrender il be thought there was nothing
to gain by holding out. In the capture ol Poutiloff (Lone Tree Hill) especially there were a number ol such
cases. When the Japanese batteries
were captured one officer shot himself across his gun. Aoother drew
his sword and lenced at empty air
| until he was shot. During the same
fight two villages occupied by the
Japanese werc surrounded and burned. Nurnhers ot thc Japanese remained quietly in the huts and were
burned to death. A Russian officer
hauled two Japanese prisoners! out
ol a blazing hut but one slipped back
and perished in the (lames. Japanese officers werc found in ,*the huts alter the fight, burned to death or sul-
facatcd, sitting in chairs as though
they had been quietly awaiting their
doom.
IMAGINARY
(HYDROPHOBIA
Strange Story From Chicago
of Man Who Caught Disease
From His Mind
Chicago, III., Dec. 22.—Fred Johnson, thirty-three years old is dead of
hydrophobia, although it is declared
he never hail been bitten by a mad
dog. Me became 111 last Sunday
and some time before his death attacked his wile anil two smaller chil-
NEW SCHOOL
NEARLY READY
Building Will be Occupied After the Holidays-the
Reference (Library
When the schools reassemble on
January 3, the new building will be
ready for thc accommodation of a
couple of divisions and will relieve
the congested state ol the present
class rooms.
There will also be s T e of thc «>
books, ordered from the    'irreeeis of
dren. Then he was fastened to save'the school concert for the •clerer.ve
his family from injury during his | lim-ary] on hann for the usc ot ^ch-
nttaeks of frenzy. Johnson owned ;CTa and pupils. They include among
a pet dog, which last July was bit- them one particularly fine work call-
ten by a rabid dog and the man con-1 ed the nature library that covers the
stantly worried over the matter, whole field ol noology, botany and
Finally a policeman killed the pet. , kindred subjects; t'n there are his-
A physician diagniiscii Cohnson's 'torical works anil ci'iv useful books
erase and declared the man contract- of the kind with pe Ir s a touch ol ,
cd rabies because he constantly was  fiction of the-best sta.dard writers.
rearing hydrophobia.
At present, howc.cr, neither the
teachers nor pupils are thinking much
of study, but arc enjoying their holidays. Several ot the stafl havp gone
home for Christmas and New Year.
Miss Wall is in Vancou'cr;    Miss
NORTH SEA INQUIRY.
PaiWs.Deo. 21—The international
commission appointed to enquire into the North Sea incident met. in
the foroltn office at ten o'clock this
morning. The coiiuiiission unanimously elected Flaron Von Spaur of
the Austro-Ilimgarirrn navy lo be the
fifth member, completing the preliminary orghnicntlon, and adjourned
until January nth.
SNUB FROM TIIE CZAR.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 22.-On the
margin of a telegram from lire President- of the Zemstvo of the government of Chernigov regarding reforms Frame and Miss Ramsay are in Na-
in the stale, Emperor Nicholas, according to a communication published in lhc Official Messenger today appended a note ns follows: "I consider the action ol the presidents to Ire
presumptuous and tactless. Questions
of state administration are of no
concern lo the Zeinslvos, whose functions and rights arc clearly defined
by (he law."
nainio; Miss Milligan in Cumberland and Miss Michael at North Oyster.
GRAND MASTER DOWSER.
VV. J. Bowser,    K. C, M. P.   P.,
Grand Master of the Masonic Grand
Lodge of British Columbia, has returned to Vancouver from a trip to
tho Okanagan district, wiiere he
went to report upon the applications
ol Kclowna and Endcrby for the institution of lodges. These are now
under his consideration. While away
hep aid official visits to the lodges-
at Vernon and Armstrong, nnd at
each place wan accorded a hanc|iict.
At Vernon, Premier McBridc, who is
also n Mason, was a truest. Great
interest is (aken in Masonry in   that.
FOR AJLANTlC RACE.
Berlin, Dec. 22.—The I.okale An-
zcigcr, in a ilctpatcli from Kiel, says
the imperial yacht club announces
the following United States entries
for thc trans-Atlantic race: Schooner, yachts Endymion, owned by Geo.
Ludcr; Thistle, Robert E. Todd;
Ariela. Fraocis L. Leland; Holdgart,
Edward R. Colman; auxiliary sefhoon-
er yachts, Resolute, John W. Masu-
ry; Intsepid, Lloyd Phoenix; Ariadne, Henry W. Putmnn jr.; sloop
''yachts, Constitution, August Belmont and others; Columbia, J. Pjer-
pont Morgan. All thc entries arev
yachts of the New York Yacht Club.
DR. TELFORD'S CASE.
The Britisli Columbia College of
Physicians and Surgeons has cancelled Ihe license ol Dr. Robert Telle rd
part of the Province, one man hav- ; for unprofessional conduct In coiinec-
ing driven fifty miles lo be present tion wilh the Battle Bowcll case,
when the Grand Master visited Arm- fie will appeal the case to the Su-
strong lodge. I vmm courti LADYSMITH  LRDGEK
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LADYSMITH LEDGER
Published   every day except Sunday at The Ledger Building, corner
of First Avenue and French street,
Ladysmith,. British Columbia, by the
Ladysmith Publishing Company.
SUBSCRIPTION!    RATES.
By    mail in   Canada and United
Stales.
One year (In advance)  IS.00
Six months (in advance) ......   1.50
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ADVERTISING RATES.
. Transient—Including business notices, calls lor tenders, applications
lor and transfer of licenses, legal
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Inch.
COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING.
Rates on application. Cuts lor
regular use should ha all metal.
Advertisements not. Inserted for a
specified time will be charged for until paid aad ordered to be dlseon-
tinucd.
All changes ol advertisements must
be received ' at   this
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Canada growl because the various
kingdoms and duchies that go to
make up the German empire ureter
to deal with each other rather than
with outsiders.
For a Christmas or a New Years'
gift why not a box of Empise cigars,
made in Ladysmith and put- up especially in lancy boxes ol twenty-live
or fifty. Call at the factory, on
First avenue.
The Pope yesterday received in
private audience the Right Rev. Jas.
(.'. Mac-Donald, Bishop ot Charlotte-
town, P.E.I., the Right Rev. Timothy Casey, Bishop ol St. John, N.
B., and the Right Rev. Paul La-
rochc, Fishop ol Shcrbtook, Que.
TO CATCH HOLIDAY TRADE
The time was—ami it was not si
very long ago—that tho gilts distributed in the autumnal and winter
holiday per;oel /were somewhat moderate in number abd were composed
mainly ol articles made lor gilts.
They passed from relative to relative, or between closely intimate
fririids, simply as expressions of
office on the holiday good will.    Very otten—and
morning of the day ot Issue. | usually one may say—they were high-
Subscribers   not    receiving paper ly     ornamental     gimcracks, having
regularly please report to this office, glitter and color and glare, and were
. AIL job work must be paid for on only used as tokens.
delivery. ' 'Of course this sort ol goods is still
Transient advertisements must be largely in evidence and will probab-
paid In advance.
A ROAD EXPERIMENT.
Ladysmith should watch with some
interest the experiment that it is pre
posed to make in Victoria with   the
slag from the smelter.   Wc do   not
exactly     know    how Mr. Topp, the
Victoria city , engineer   intends    to
utilize     the    material, except thai
broadly, speaking it is to be   mixed
with clay, spread and rolled.    Whc
1 'their it is intended to place this ma
terial simply as a top dressing    lor
surfacing macadam, or without    us
ing broken stone underneath can nc.
doubt easily lie learned  by  requesting that the results of the Victoria
experiment lie made known Co    the
Ladysmith City Coune'l.    II it    is
a success, Lae.ysmith will be in    a
position to build her roads at a re
inarknbly small cost, as undoubtedly
the smelter    people would sell    lor
very little a product that is now go
ing lo waste.    Something will   havi
tote done next year towards pra'lin;
and clearing a portion of the   ;clt\
streets and with material at    han'
for surfacing, it would be easy    I
soon give a very presentable appear
ancerto the main thoroughfares.
THE SURTAX.
Thc lolly of Germany undertaking
to punish Canada lor presuming ti
give a preferential privilege for poods
imported from Great Britain is ex-
empliflcel in the falling off ol cxporU
from Germany to the Dominion.
When the preferential tariff was firsl
noted, Germany wanted to be placed
on thc same tooting as Great Britain
whereas the preferential tariff wai
designed to encourage trade withii
tlic empire. On Canada's refusal,
tllc German government applied the
least favorable customs tax to (,io*
from Canada. Then Canada retaliated promptly in 1893 by applying a
surtax by which one-third ol thi
customs duties imposed by the Do
minion on any article was added
to the duties imposed by the general tariff act. This came into force
on April 10, 100.1 As a conse-
qurn"c the German exports to Canada have fallen in a year from twelve,
million dollars to seven million dollars and in dutiable goods, a decline
Irom ten million dollars to five mll-
'llnn lout'hundred thousand dollars,
in round numbers, or about lorly-six
per cent.. In sugar and cement especially, of which ('rusriila for...crly
bought large quantities in Germany,
the trade lias been almost extinguish
cd nnd decreases arc noted all along the line In a variety ol.manufactured articles. There is no reason why a foreign country should
get disagreeable because the various
parts of the empire should want In
favor each other.    As well    might
ly never be absent. For the. spectacular quality of these temporary
wares appeals to childhood and even
to many ol the so-called "young
folks," with more force than some,
thing solid and useful can command.
But the great change of recent
years in holiday giving, which are
narked, are these. The gifts go
now from everybody to everybody,
and they are, in numberless instances
things oi practical use.
The result is that there is not a
shop, store or bazaar dealing in
anything—even stoves or automobiles—that cannot announce its trade
as catering to holiday presents. A
itove or a roomful of furniture, or
sets ol crockery, or a typewriter, or
things wearable—no matter how heavy or unattractive in mere color or
outline—are all adapted to the ho!!,
lay generosity. Whereas the jewelry and candy stores, and a lew others used to pretty nearly monopolize
thc attention from the holiday gift
juyers.
To those dealers who understand
k)i1s evolution ol giving, there ia a
tide that, properly attended to, will
lead them to much profit, it not to
ibsolute fortune. It has, in fact,
iri'eii very noticeable for some years
.hat the traders in all commditics
rave seen thcir opportunity—which is
soon to come again—and have briisli-
-il and bedecked their windows with
artistic effect to catch thc eyerol the
assers by. Perhaps it | is the win-
.low hitherto that has won the most
Attention in the advertising way, |but
.here is much that can be said, as
well.as shown, by those who wish to
sh for the holiday customer. Make
i he windows as beautiful as possible,
to be sure,, or this calls people out
and pleases them while they promenade. The snow scenes,and the Santa
Claus with his reindeer and sled, we
.voulel not any ol us like to miss. 1
think each year that they have other
ipcctacular shows not dissumilar,
have made their intended impression
well.
But the newspaper page should not
iic skipped. It can lend itself well
to ornament, and even to a more exalted phrasing lor holiday use and
suggestion to an extent 1 have not
seen attained as yet. K
No matter how unlikely it is that
any line ol goods may draw as
things lor gilts, they can often be
made to draw by suggestive announcement happily pictured or worded. II you wish to have the holiday
pocketbook arrive at your counter,
give thc shelves ol thc store, as well
as the whole advertisement; of it, a
holiday look.
There is no doubt that the gospel
ol use is still paramount, though in
holiday matters formerly it has been
displaccel a good deal by thc appeal
to the eye, and to supposed beauty,
or to humorous grotesqucness.
But it takes a good story to print
t picturo to awaken the practical
mind, And it is the practical mind
that pays well lor its satisfaction
when it is once shown how it can be
best gratified
I would mot hive the window In the
least of its beauty. The finer It can
he made to look, tho better. It is
really an immense factor in the successful solicitation ol holiday trade.
But It should be reinlorced by gor-
on'ls Mid skilful advertising.-Joel
Bennct in Printers' Ink.
Any
Kind
of
Look over the advertisements
this issue. It is worth while
keep" track ; of advertisers, lor
live stores advertise.
Job
Done Promptly and
WELL
At
the
LEDGER
Office
On Ist Avenue
All Work  Done at
Reasonable Rates
WARDS Ml AT  MARKET
ON ROBERTS STREET.
Only First Class Meats are.  supplied our Customers.
We will treat you right.
r.rrrrj'.r: ,;. s:xm :
THE JONES HOTEL
One Dollar Per Day.
Ooorf Table, Good Bed and Good Bar
(Hall Block Irom Depot.)
THE RIOHy.PLACE,.
0. J. MATHESON,
MERCHANT TAILOR
st Ave. ladyamlth
BROOCHES
Make Good Xmas Gifts
Our stoek embraces Bagllsh, French, American and Canadian makes.
Solid Gold Broaches J3.M aid up.
Geo* quality Oold Filled Breaches as low as SI cents.
Solid Gold, like sut, (t.e*.
With, Pearl abd- Turquoise settings, J6.50.
Striet attentiea te mail arde rs.    Satisfaction, guaranteed.
CHHLLOiSER8fc MITCH EL-L-
4! aid .» ftWRNMENT    ST., VICTORIA B.
O.
BOOTS-AND SHOES AT RIGHT
PRICES.
Repairing and making to order  a
speciality.
THOriAS MCE WAN
1st Avenue, Ladysmith, B. C.
The Ladysmith
Opera House
Can be secured for Theatrica
purposes, Dancing parties or Enter
ainments generally.
D NICHOLSON. Prop
Esquimau &  Nanaimo  Railway
Timi TabU No. 53.
TAKING EFFEOT WEDNESDAY, OOT. 5TH.
Northbound Southbound Northbound Sat.Sun Southb-d
Leave Dally    Arrive    Leave      and Wed    Arrive
>.v»»mi1    MssMt 4?      .       ... A.M.   P. M.-       . ,    P. M.    P.M.
Vietoria   •• 9:00  12:06 Victoria ....... ... ... 3:00    7:00
Shawnigan Lake  10:20  10:48 Shawnigan Lake ..... 4:20   5:40
Duncans  ..11:00   10:02 Duncans  1:00    5:00
Ladysmith ....  ..11:51    »:10 Ladysmith „..,. 5.52    4:00
Nanaimo .  r..   12:40    8:20 Nanaimo .... ....... 8:42    3:11
Ar. Wellington ...     12:53   Lv 8:00 Ar Wellington ...6:55 de 3:00
THROUGH TICKETS TO CROFTON.
Via Westholm, Stage leaves dally except Sundays, connecting with North
and South bound trains. Double stage service Wednesdays and Saturdays,
connecting with morning and alternoon trains.   Fare from Victoria, Sin
gle 82.40, Return". 13.80. ■   :   ■■»  ,
THROUGH TICKETS VICTORIA TO ALBERNI.
Stage leaves Nanaimo Tuesdays aad Fridays on arrival of train   from
Victoria. Fare from Victoria, SlngleJ5.20, Return 88.85.
' Excursion rates in effect ts all points good going Saturday and Sunday,' returning not later than Monday Beo. L. Courtenay, Traffic Manager.
lAOYSMIlH SHAVING
PARLORS
HIGH STREET.
:-:-: Best in the City :-:-J
Pianos and Organs
Musical Instruments ol all kinds, vocal    and instrumental  sheet music.
All the old and new popular music.
is our Specialty
We serl this moith cheap lor cash o r terms.   We sell at the lowest aad
carry instruments that can only  be guaranteed.    A call Is solicited.
M. W. Waitt & GO. Ltd.
WANTED
About io Acres of Good Farming Land near Ladysmith
JOHN STEWART P.O.Boxa68
Fire, Life aad Aceideat lasuruse.       Money to Loan.  Notary Public.
«*V*<rH>.<t*<t4Mrrft<*WsM<rtWf*^^ tt-KUit*
\   THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.    |
' PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OP COPPER, OOLD AND
SILVER ORBS.
Smelting Works at
LADYSMITH, B.C..
Convenient to E. & N. Ry or tha Sea
LADYSMITH.
H. W. LIVELY, LOCAL MANAG ER.
NOTICE.
In Ihe matter of tlie Kslate or jostph Carpenter
deceased: <
NUTICK is hereby given lhat alt creditors of
the Estate ot (he naltl Deceased are icqu'red
ou or liefore the 6th day of Jatiunrv, A. D. 1005,
to send particulars of their claims to the undersigned duly verified, and all partita indebted to
the said Rotate are required to pay Mich indeb t
edm-sij forthwith.
Dated at Udysmith, H. C, this 6th day of December, A. D, 1904.
RUSSBM. SIMPSON;
ist Avenue, UtH-smith, B.C.
Solicitor for Catuellio Carpeuter, Administrator
ofthe above Kutate,
HOTEL    LELAND.
(T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)
One block from Cp.lt. Depot and
steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modalled. Rates $2 per
day. Corner Oranvllle and Hastings
streets. Telephone, 1-4.1
I CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,
THOS. KIDDIE.
Smelter Manager.
s.-4j^'ii*'*i**»,4*»,-i4»,*t*'it*'ti*'»» «MNM»4«TM*«*«»^%»«t*M«r
KAT8S ll oo FUR DAY
SAMPIK ROOMS
SAR SUnrUKD WITH nBST
WINBS, LIQUORS, CIOARS
ABBOTSFORD HOTEL
Best accomolatlon In town.  Splendid banting and Isbini la near vloinity.
A J.McMUR '!IB. Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.
J. J.   THOMAS' STORE
ON HIGH STREET.
Keeps   a general   assortment   ol
Gents' Furnishings.     These    goons
consist.ai   of Union Made Clothing,
Boots A Shoes, Hats and Caps.
COLLARS AND TIES a  specialty.
The celebrated "Big Horn" Union
made Overall.
J. J. THOMAS,
HIGH STREET, LADYSMITH, B.C
Best aeommodatlon lor tranaient and
permanent boarders aad lodgers
GRAND HOTEL
Thla| iew hotel has bees comfortably
furolsned and the bar Is np-to-d .le.
Bates $1.00 and upward,
Wi*. Bsvbridos, Prop.
E-planade Ladyimith
ISLAND  HOME HOTEL
BATBt A KNIUHT, Proprietors.
First Avenue, - *   Ladysmith
Beit supplied bar in Ladysmith. Finest acoomaodillon for transient laestsaa
well aa for regain boarders. Completely reltted and finished. Inning room
and hoostkeeplni In charge of Iin. Tate.'
HAY, 0AT5, MILL FEED5
Shipments Direct Prom Victoria, Vancouver or the Fraicr River
Write us for Quotations.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd
EUROPE HOTEL
J. OIACHERO, Prep.
Newly   furnished,   everything   the
best, finely stocked bar.     Transient
rate, rf.1.00 per day.   Monthly rate,
$23.00.
First Avenue . . . Lsdysislth, B. O.
KINGS HOTEL
Fourth Avenue.
Board hy the day, week, or month
at right prices.   Bar well supplied. .
JOSEPH AND TASS1N.
THE FRANK HOTEL
Eeplanadet Lsdyimlth ''
Board by the week or month at reeion-
able rales.  Tbe leading bar In the city'.'
Victoria Photnli beer,
FRANK BABY, Prop.
HOTEL DOMINION
-Ratei $1.26 and 11.50—
Free bus to all steamboat landings and
railway .depots.  Electric cars every live
minutes to all parts ol the city. Bar
and table ineicellid.
F. BAYNE8, Proprietor,
ABBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVBR, B.O.
HOTEL
LADYSMITH
F. McB. YOUNG,
BARRISTER and
SOLICITOR	
Nanaimo      • -     B.C
M. R. SIMPSON
,       , Solicitor, Etc.
iMiy to Lmi
•t Avenue  ...... ..    UDYSMITk
PAINTINO,  PAPER  HANOINO,
BTC.
Work dose properly aad at.   tight
prion;   Shop aid residence la rear
ot Udysmith Hotel.
J.M. SMITH, Plot.
Tbe City Market
R. Williamson, Prap.,
1st Ave,     ladysmith
RATES-J1.00    per   day-
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Avenue, Ladysmith, B.
V. C. WHITE, Prod,
NOTIOB.
Pwiom   found   aetag ma Patent
Finest !*°tu* w Stepped titer this eotlse,
will he proaeratet	
nUMJBMQ BROS.
Pioneer Sod* Wat* Works..
Dr- W. J. Quintan,
DENTIST
Steven Block, Udysmith, B. O.
Dentlstfy la ell IU breaches; every new
' epp'laoce.
W. SILER
GENERAL EXPRE88 AND
DELIVERY
WSIHC PROMPTLY Mi"*
Leave orders at the Abbotsford.
PatroiHo hope ladustry end smoke
the Empire Qlgar.
I-
Udysmith, B.0.
LADYSMITH BAKERY
ON THB ESPLAX.M.B.
PASTRY OF ALL KIM)." MBATLY
BAKED AND FRMSSII.
BREAD FITS CENTS I'  R LOAF
Coalccttoeary el all kind».
fete ter Peitrles te he deal any time.
Peeeterle Lady smith Esplanade
Olelwaa  e paae   dl prima quallte
Pom
Ordlui eistritmttl quel uoque parte
•a i ' LAiMmih irrciK
INVENTED IHE OWSSIkrl.
Onc of the sensations oFlne* ParK
sian theatrical season will be the reappearance 'avte'^Jirietes ot'M. Clo-
■ - docho, inventor oi the cancan,. _ His
real name is Cloilomir, and he.  was
one ol the celebrities of the Second
■ Empire, creating a sensation at the
opera fancy balls. M. Olodoche made
sixteen thousand dollars by dancing,
but lost the money during the commune. He now Keeps a riverside restaurant at thc Isle Adam. He will
dance the can-can in Leu Dragons dc
i'lmperatrice.
'■■   '   ■ . 1..1       . .'On    ,^
JAPANESE. TOWER FOR  KING.
The striking Japanese tower which
has    been constructed in the royal
park at Laeken,. close to Brussels,
lor Leopold, the king of thc Be.gians
has, just been completed at an outlay
ol eighty thousand pounds.   It slan'ils
in the private park close to Jean dc
Bolognc's lountain ol. Neptune, and
is.   entered through a pavilion     ol
whicli ),Jie carved wood portals were
one.   oi the chief ornaments of the
Japanese national .building .at . the
Paris exhibition ol 111(10. 'The pavilion  is  decorated  wftihin  on a scale
of uncmjuallcd magnificence.   A staircase ot deli try <jmj.de, ,)flwa,«teps,,_^covered with a thick rc<l carpet,     and
bordered by dw^Tt-'Japancse'iiknts,
is lighted by brucJand geld-stMried
glass windows, on which #rc painted
a series <ot .pictures., representing batr'
tic scenes in .'Japan. Above the   windows arc contrasting pictures ol the
delights ol peace.   Fine electric globes, termed like insects and butterflies
repose    daintily among'water lilies,
and serve to illuminate the interior
at night',   From the staircase    the
visitor at once enters the reception-
room, and thence the tower itself.
This rises to a height',oi one hundred
and twenty-live lect above thc pedestal, which (onus the foundation, and
nt night is lighted by no fewer than
two    thousand electric lights, apart
from the brilliant arc    lamps.    The
is dazzling.
FARMERS'   MEAT  I1ARKET
On ist Avenue
tieo. Roberts  . - .   Proprietor
" AGREAT'BAWt'EBmi*. V
' Naval cLf^cS"ar'c''lieiiif introduced
qiiiekly-^iailctr;. .the new rule; of Sir
John Fisher, the flrst_sea lord. Hitherto every Tew*iialtlesKiii fJR hoisting
a pennant? foVUhe first timi has been
hurried },a tlic.JVIciliterrariean and nprl
older ship has been recalled, i ./. r.:ca,-,'|.
For more than adecade the Mediterranean »'has. bcon ..Brriteip's newest
as. well as largest fleet. Now this
policy is to be changed. The centre
of the tactical control Is to be
brought nearer to English shores,
'rtic liomV fleet 'will 'hold tiie prenitcr
command, and; it J.sj intended that the
Channel (leet* stall be the* most for-
inldablrfjtotce afloat.    ,^^____
A sign ol'tliis dovblopiiicnt is that
Rcar«A*niial»-rJh|r.-taj|iqs over the"
command of the Channel licet front
Lord flereslonbat *the new year, and
thc magnificent new battleship King
^wardrtfff. wjdfjbejblri^agship. Until a few week's ago It was under-.,
stood that fhe King-Edward VII was
to go to the Mediterranean'. This
ship and the'successors of her class
which arc to lie constructed, will
constitute* the ^Channol fleet ot tho
future.
The remarkable 'tffflBlency of the'
King Eilward VII. is not generally"'']
known. '.All that has been divulged
about Its recent horsepower trials
was that thcy"¥cre: Wt1sfi)icriory,
which was understood Ho mean,, that,
the contract speed of 18.5 knots hail
been fulfilled.
As a matter of fact, the battle-,
ship achieved a more notable performance.   For morc than live hours she
Games, toy books and Annuals  at
Kiright's.
' G. B. I). Pipes—ndt the  cheapest,
but the best at the Drug Store.
.FMT;..SHADE. AND
'ORNAMEItTAL'TREES
BULBS FOR FALL PLANTING.
GARDEN... FIELD     anil FLOWER
SEEDS, BKDDING-OUT;   AND
i     GREENHOUSE PLANTS.
HENRY'S GREENHOUSE
3011) Westminster Road, Vancouver.
FAiRALL'SEXmSFGUTj
BREWED. FROM MALT and HOPS |
ONLY.    -
THE -  ONLY     ENGLISH ALE
BREWED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
Call and see JOSEPH BALAGNO,
Rolrcrts street,  between-Third   and
Fourth Avenues, or telephone 1-7.
Railway system
SOLID THROUGH CARS|
HBTWIBN
Chicago,   Buffalo
W PHILADELPHI4
:"iTj Niagara rails."'    . '
/'so u> mvSTON via the Important
. li'mtaess fjantree of
CANADA  nnd NSW BNGLAND
for
Plans, Specifications and Details fiirnir-liiil for .all kinds
of work in the CARPENTER
Line
C. B. ROBELEE, Carpenter
and Joiner, 2nd aye, Ladysmith, B.  C. r.
PFFHptLElSER
|j       Importers and wholesale dealers in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS,
!■   ETC.     Large stock always—All    the leading Irr anils.   We lupply the
[;. principal  hotels and Saloons in   Ladysmith.
I) ORDERS SOLICITED.
PITHER & LEISER, VICTORIA, B. C.
Union Brewing Co.
SEE
Harry Kay
for artistic Painting and Paperhang-
ing. Picture Framing.
FIRST AVENUE, Ladysmith.
GEORGE YUEN
Merchant Tailor
AH kinds of clothing cleaned and
repaired.
lm* tables, etc., address - .
  OBO. W. VAUX,
maintained 18.0 koots an hour, while Aa»t. Gee   Pass, ft Ticket "Agt., IS.
NOTICE
at one period of tbe run-the log registered 25 knots. . The - mean average
of eight hours was 19.5 knots.
The King Edward VII. therefore is
a full knot faster than contract! speed.
The Admiralty considers that it now
possesses probably the fastest battleship in the world.
Adams Street, Chicago.
ESQUiriALT & NANAinO
RAILWAY CO.
Daily, except Sunday, between Nanaimo and Vancouver, leaving Nanaimo at 7 a.m., and Vancouver alter
arrival of- C.P.R. train No. 1 or 1
p.m.
For information regarding freight
and passenger rates apply to purser
on board.
GEORGE L. COURTNEY,
Traffic Manager, Victoria, B. C.
CANADA'S FUTURE.
I have traveled rour thousand
miles over Canadian soil. I- have
liecn in the hush and on thc prairie,
uud 1 have come to the conslusion
Hint Canada is tllc country of the
future; < t know of none* greater. Her
mineral resources alone make her
the richest country in the world.
This is not mere conjecture; I lave
arrived,at this conclusion after ' fair
investigation iu several pacts • f the
country apd a thorough stidy nf the
reports ot the Dominion ttiveinnrent
Department and an inspection ot the
ores to be seen in the collection at
Ottawa! r i I, ,|' |--'|!U|
"The resources ol Canada are such
as. to-make her a Britain, France,
Spain and Russia, all,in one. She
possesses the iron of Britain, thc
fruit and salubrious climate ol Franc
ehc rich minerals ol Spain, and wheat
fields that rival the hirst In Russia.
These arc the views expressed by Mr.
Joseph Sutherland, ex-councillor ot
Bllston", Staffordshire, England, who
passed through Montreal on his way
homeward alter a visit through the
Canadian west and parts ot Ontario.
SPOKANE FALLS AND
HOHNEVIBtllWlV
i
Messrs. Blair A Adam have secured tho agency oi the Chrystal Laundry Co. to Victoria. All parcels and
orders lelt with them will receive
prompt and careful attention.
NANAIMO, B. C.
rianufricturcrs of th«\.
BEST BEER
^ In British Columbia
********************
Lager Beer and; Porter Guaranteed Brewed
from the: Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.
LADYSMITH AERIE    NO. 686, F.  i
0. E.    :-:      :-:      :-:      :-j
Meets in the Opera House 1st and
3rd Tuesday at 1.36 p.m.   Worthy
President,    A. A. Davis;   Worthy
Secretary, C. II. Rummings.
BARBER SHOP & BATH ROOMS
The ESPLANADE   between the
Grand and Abbottsford,
William Powers, Prop.
W.G. Fraser
Merchant Tailor
(ist Avenue)
Fall Stock Just Arrived. Call enrly
aud get your pick of the largest nnd best
stock in town.
OF
CHRISTMAS COMES
1
BUT ONCE A YEAR
WEINROBE'S
SPLENDID QIFTS
SILK UMBRELLAS
FINE ASSORTflENT OF TIES
WEINROBES
RAINCOATS
LADIES'NECKWEAR
EVERYTHING LATEST STYLE
WEINROBE'S
FOR CHRISTMAS GOODS
{WmWmmWmWmmltWnWmmTBmTISSSZtEE&ffi
" llll WHICH IS AMALGAMATED
The Bank of British Columbia
HKAD OFFICE: TORONTO.
Oapiml i'lirl Vi ; (8,700,000
Rp»t 3,1100,00(1
Alt r(„i« ruBiinrres rxmiiiiip. 83,000,000
Hon. Gso, A. .',, x, IVmiilrnl. B. K. Wai.kkh, General Manueer.
London Office, 60 Lombard St., K.C.
Tire B nk Inn, Urn Bnimrln-s avrll distributed llirouiiliout llm Dominion n'.r.l
elsewhere, iinlmlinii lire following in Britisli Columbia ami llie Yukon Tonitnry:
ATLIN GKERNWOOD NANAIMO VANCOUVER
ORANI'liOOK    KAMLOOPS NELSON VICTORIA
DAWSON LAIiYSVlIfH N. WESTMINTER    WHITE  HOR8K
^^B      Brunches in tie United States
NEW YORK     SAN FRANCISCO     PORTLAND     SEATTLE    SKAGWAY
Ev, ry description ol bauking business transacted.   Letters of credit on an}
part 1.1 tin* rwuil-'.
Savings Bank Dtpartmtnt.
0epusil8 ol one dollar r. 1.IKI) and upwards reeelved and interest paid at
current rates.   Depositors arc sub subjected to no delay in depositing or
withdrawing funds.
_LAI)YSMITH BRANCH -   r    - OEO. WILLIAMS. Manager
* TEN DOLLARS REWARD.
<£ The Union Brewing Company will pay 0 reward for information
w which will load to the arrest and conviction any person or perioni
J destroying Union Brewing Company'.* kega or bottles, or failing to reft turn the earn?.
miners' Drilling Machines,
Madeito order aad Repaired at abort notice    Drill) sharpened  y
alwayeeivervaatififaction.    Picks bandied and repaired.
Shipsmithing in all its Branches.
Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.
David Murray
Buller Street -   -   -   - l^adysmith, B. C
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED ANOTHER CARLOAD OF PRIMR
BEEF CATTLE DIRECT FROM THE CHILCOTEN RANGES Givl
US A CALL AND BE CONVINCED THAT THEY CANNOT BHBPa
TEN ANYWHERE. i-Annui  BE BEA-
PANNELL & PLASKETT
V3<i  l.JJC
OATACRE STREET,
LADYSMITH, B
\x LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. * *
PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE MOVKD
PROMPTLY AND SAFELY
Stnliles In rcar>f I.a.lysmillr Hotel.  Leave orders at the Abbottsford,
WILLIAMS AND WASKETT ,
******y*»**)**>****)**)*W*9**i*)****)**)**** !■♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
*
VICTORIA,B.C
Ladles' Desks.
Parlor Cabinets.
Easy Chairs.
Morris Chairs.
Music Cabinets.
Centre Tables.
Couches.
Hearth Rugs.
Roll-Top Desks.
China Closets.
Rccd Rockers.
Table Covers.
Dressing Tables.
Hull Simula.
Oak Rockers.
Cushions.
SILVERWARE.
CUT GLASS.
CHINA. .,
An open exposition all thc year—Particularly attractive disjilay lor
Christinas.' Handsome catalogue, Illustrated and priced: Free on
request.
LIVERY, BOARDING AND
SALES STABLES
EXPRESS WORK A SPECIALTY.
DAVID JOHNSON,
PHONE 66 LADYSMITH, B. C. 5
VV, MtiHsis, Secretary.
Telephone 40.
John W. Coiiihis, Menial
The  Ladysmith Lumber Co  Ltd.
MILLS AT FIDDICK  AND LADY SHITH-Shlngles a Specialty.
—Mannlairlnreri    ol—
Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., olthe Best Quality.
Seasoned and .Kiln Dried Flooring   and Finishing   Lumber Is  Stoek,
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I        Every Afternoon
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We are among you and shall be
pleased to see all our friends at our
new store on First Avenue.
H.&W.
MEAT   MARKET
1 LADYSMITH   DAILY   LEDGER
FURNITURE-J. H. Good & Company-FURNITURE,
LOCAL ITEMS    \
A nice Xmas present for a boy is
a $3.00 silver or gnunictal Watch at
Forciminer's.
W. E. Morrison arrived home Iroru
Victoria at noon.
A. J. McMurtrie has gone on a
business trip to tin? capital
Miss Sarah Davis and Miss Etta
Hutchison, who are attending high
school in Victoria, nre home lor thc
holidays.
Dr. L. J. O'Brien, ol Vancouver,
called on Mr. and Mrs. Muggard yesterday.
For $7.50 you can get a diamond
ring in 14k. .gold setting at Forcim-j
mer's. r
The annual meeting of the British'
Columbia     Fruit Growers'   Association is to be held at the Agricultural Hall,  Duncan,  on  January 5 at2
p.m., and no doubt a number of people Irom this vicinity will    extend,
as there is always a great ileal    of'
useful information given at such gatherings in regard to fruit growing, i
which has become ■ sii'ih an impo'rlaiil
industry io the province.
Ask tor it once and you will afterwards smoke the Empire.
John Labatt's Pale Ale Is on
draught at the Kings Hotel. It is
a perfect ale.
HERALD HOLIDAY NUMBER.
Thc Nanainio Herald today issued
a very creditable holiday number in
pamphlet form nine by twiclvc inches and containing statistics and
a great deal of useful Information
relating to the Coal City tor the
year just past. Besides it devotes a
number ol pages to Ladysmith, Cite,
mainiis ami Duncan, and deals generally with the district. The fine'illustrations, of which there arc many,
set the pages all well anrl on the
whole the publication is exceedingly
goorl\ and one on which thc Herald
is to be congratulatcil.
Weinrobc just reifcivcd by express
a splendid assortment of fancy ties
and braces. Very suitable lor Christ
presents.
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New Ties
In all the latest shapes, 25c to $1.00.
Silk Handkerchiefs
White and colored borders, with Initials, 25c. to $1.00
Fancy Braces
In Boxes aiWoiit, <Tc o$l.'
Lined Gloves
n silk and wool, unl'ned gloves In all the new shades.
Dress Suit Cases
LeathT Va|lse:;, Trunks. Umbrellas.
Ladies' Fancy Handkerchiefs -
8 Ik and Lawn with Lace Edge. Kid Gloves In Dressed and undressed Kid, Pyrin's and Dent's.
Handkerchief and Glove Boxes.
Work Baskets, Work Boxes.
FIREMEN'S BALL.
Ladysmitli's young ladies will have
to look to thcir laurels as quite a
number, ol thc Nanaimo girls arc
going to he competitors at thc Die.
men's masr|ueradc ball on Dec 211th
lor the prizes. There arc also softie
coming from Clieniainus it is said, so
there will he plenty of composition.
Last night at the committee meeting
it was decided to give Mr. Joe
Leigh'* special prize ol two cords ol
wood to the best representation ol a
calendar by a lady.
Bibles. Church .ol England and
Roman Catholic Prayer Books at the
Ladysmith Pharmacy.
For seventy-live cents you can get
a genuine II. B. B. pipe at Forcimmcr's.
Weinrobc is giving away silverware Irec ol charge to his customers.
It makes splendid Xmas presents.
Furs
A splendid Range, $1.25 lo $35,00
Any of these useful articles will
make a very acceptable present.
GOTCH LOSES.
Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 22.-Frank A.
Gotch, the tlniUsl States Champion,
tonight lost a handicap match to
Jim Parr, the English wrestler.
Gotch undertook to throw Parr three
times in an hour. He won the Hirst
and second, leaving only six minutes
and twenty seconds for Gotch to win
the final. Parr was.in no danger
when time was called.
YUKON GOVERNOR.
An Ottawa despatch says that Hon
Clifford Silton has received a telegram Irom Dr. Thompson, the newly
elected member for tho Yukon, and
others at Dawt.on, recommending
that Mr. E. S. Busby, collector ol
cuitoihs, be appointed administrator
of the Yukon Territory. Mr. Silton
replied that he would give the 10-
quest serious consideration.
CHRISTMAS GOODS.
Chocolates
Cadburys    in plain or fancy boxes. 15c to $1.25 f r box.
Robertson's Boston, Holly and KutJy. 25c to 75c per box.
Paterson's shell boxes and plain box 25c to 50c per POX.
Fancy Crackers
Pretty Dick    Tom Thumb Micget Gelatine 10 lo 60c a box
Japan Teapots
Filled with Candies 30c tdch.
Stockings
Loaded with Toys.   I0c, 15c Md 25 CMtS.
Linetto Strings, Handsome Decorations, all colors. ' 25 to 40c a Stlifl0.
fllass Tree Drcoratlons pretty shapes in various colors. 3c each.
Christmas Candles25c pe box. Sec them in our South Window.
AT THE HAGUE- -
The Hague, Dec. 22.—The convention on the status ol hospital ships
agreed upon by tbe delegates of the
Powers rl the international confer-
on the subject was signed today In
the presence of the foreign minister.
Sunsoqticntly Queen Wilhelmina and
the Queen mother received the delegates.
AT TIIE ABBOTSFORD.
M. B. Scarth, ,Vietoria.
C. J. Roger, Vancouver.
John Bell, Seattle.
F. W. Sussmelsh, Vancouver.
Exquisite Cut Glass cheap.    Call
at the Drug Store and get prices.
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Do you want to -make a present tor
a lady? Weinrobc has a large variety of ladies' neckwear.
What about getting a new skirt lor
Christmas? Weinrobc has a large
stock in all sizes.
HILBERT
GRAND
C PILTUHE
AT LADYSMITH OZERA HOUSE, '
ON FRIDAY NIGHT, DEC 23rd. |
Craig Bros. English Acrobats. In
addition to ,i two aoiirs' jxiiiih'soi '
of pictures ol the best variety ever
jrtit on canvas, there Is a special representation ol the eruption o. Mount
Pelee, in which lour thousand people
perished. Also British and Canadian
troops In the field, and a One assortment of side-splitting comic scenes.
Commences at eight o'clock in the
evening. Admission, twenty-live
cents.   Children, ten.cents.
Handsome Ebony and Shaving Mirrors at Jessup's Drug Stars.
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Headquarters lor Xmac sards and
•alenilar at iKnight's.
Look atMhose elegant English Carvers at Jessup's.
The rainy season is on. Weinrobc
can suit you with a Ladles' or gentleman.s eritvcnello coat.
Plsture Post Card ef Ladysnith,
just in, at Knight's.
B.B.B. and case Pleas at Knight's.
Forelraaier's Is ths place to buy a
lac pipe lar a Christmas present.
W. T. HEDDLE & CO.
Go to Forclmmer's and aak him to
show you his fine lot ol pipes,
Satsuma Ware —makes an   elegant
Christmas Gilt-at the Drug Store.
Irish Bog Oak Toilet Cases at the
Ladyrfiith   Pharmacy.
SUGGEStlONS FOR SEASONABLE
AND USEFUL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
A pair of Ladies' or Gents' Slippsrs,
Leather or Felt.
A real good pair of Boots.
A pair of Gum Boots for girl or boy
A nice Umbrella.
A Fur Boa or, Collarette.
Ladies' Fancy Collars.
Silk Handkerchiefs, plain or embroidered.
IN GROCERIES
PLTJM FTJDDIHGS
FRUIT CASE
MIXED PEELS
NUTS, ALL KIHDS
ORANOES
CRY8TALIZED FRUITS
LATER RAI&INS
OURRAHTS
BONBONS
FIGS
APPLES
SIMON LEISER&CO Ltd-
OATACRE ST.
LADYSMITH
PATENT HUNGARIAN FLOUR
;• f - $1.75 per sack,
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CARLISLE   BLOCK
WiUiam*' Block
Ladyimith.
Partionla* Grocer*.
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Contractor and Builder
RBPAIRINCI ol all kinds promptly
attended to.    .Shop on Gatacre   st.
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A GREAT SENSATION IN TOWN
At our marvelous stoek aid Law Prices. No need to try any
outside place o get suited ii WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY and PANtV GOODS, eto.,ets.     ' '.
Our BANKRUPT JTOCK at  SO cents    aa the dollar puts us he-ljgj
yond all competition te undersell as.
Call and he coayineed.   No treubla to show goods.
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The Kinis Hotel Is the only place
is Ladysmitli that has on draught
John Labatt's India Pals Ale. Call
around and sample It,
II you want to maw a Xmas present for a lady or gentleman, Wein-
nilK! lias a splendid selection ol silk
umbrellas.
II you wast a genuine B.B.B. pipe
go to Forclmmer's and get eie at
less than half price.
JUST OPENED
FOB SALE AT SEASONABLE TRICES
A beautiful Assortment of Colored Austrian Glas: ■
ware.  Select one of those water sets early.
A Job lot of toy 3 at cost to clear.
At Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.
DOLLS
B. Forcitnrrier
WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, OPTICIAN
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Both Great and Small, and
at Prices From
5C. to $io
Why not please your little girl by writ/
ing Santa Claus to bring her one? We
have the assortment. Come in and make
your choice early.
E. ROLSTON.
THE DAILY INVITATION AT
tl HOY'S BAKERY.
Every day from now on un.
til Christmas ws cordially ia-
vlte you to come in at our ,
I Bakes? aid Confectionary store,
and see our stoek oi goods,
bought very Largely for'the holiday trade. In addition to the
splendid line of Conleotlooary,
sueb as chocolates, orsnms, boons,    candy, toys and evety-
•„ HOY'S BAKERY.
THE DAILY INVITATION AT
... HOY'S BAKERY.
thing in tie I» of sweets, wo
have a full line at eaady toys,
such as is generally carried la
spnoaotioa with ahakery   and t
eonlestlonarf.
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cake aid New Yeare goodi st
carry a lull Jine. Everytkliuj Is
neat aad attractive, ami Is
made from the boat etock.
BOX'S BAKERY.
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