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 Ladyshith Daily Ledger
published in the leader office
-VOL. a, /|/0 V? £ f|p
ALLSDESAIR THEIR
POLITICAL ARGUMENTS
Mr. Wolley, Liberal/Conservative Candidate, Tells
; Why His Is Apposed to the Laurier
Government
W. W, B, Mc Innes and Socialist Accept Invitation
To Speak on Their Sides of
.WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19., 1001.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
It was a large and well conducted
gathering that attended,the LilxWl-
Conservative meeting in the Opera
hourc last night. Besides tlie speech
of Mr. Clive Phillips Wolley, the candidate for the parly, and ol Mr. A.
liaslaiii, of Nanaimo,iu his support,
Mr. II. McKinney lor the Socialists
and Mr. W. W. D. Mclnnes, lor the
Liberals, accepted the invitation of
the chairman, Mr. K. W. Grieves, lo
take seats on the iilatiorin .-, d speak
for their respective parties. As a re-
^' It there was a somewhat lively exchange between Mr. Wolley and Mr.
Mclnnes, hut all in good nature that
amused the audience might ly.
Mr. Wolley, the Liberal-Conservative candidate, was the Iirst to bo
called upon to spoilt and as preface
said he wished to present an argument addressed to the reason ol tlio
electors. 'Iliey had heard a lot about
the, magnificent surplus rolic.l ■ t by
the Liberals, hut lie .wanted to point
out flic miserable debt with which
the country was confronted by tlie
action ol that party, lie was prepar-'
ed to prove that a surplus *,'|ot always a credit to lite finances, hut
often a sng.ii of Incapacity. Thc first
plank in his platform was better
terms [or British Columbia. - Mr.
Smith bud called this a rttl herring
across the trail, but Mr. Borden, the
Conservative loader, took a different
view of the subject. 1 le rend a communication from thai, gentleman to
Sir Charles llihhcrt Tupper, saying
that it his party werc elected, thlr
demands of Ilritish Columbia would
lit; seriously considered and rcliel
would be granted il flic case warranted it. Thc terms ol union he compared lo a 'bargain between a fatlier
,)tni ball a dozen' sons, dividing tqi
'lie management of the pebperly bc-
lliciii, the father taking
•he federal authority,
sons giving e,,""1"1,' U! l"rr>' ,01,t
inaiiagMinent of i>'lli!lm>,ol(K
the   father found liiin."",U ,n >m,iBOSS'
the Question
for by tho people and owned ; by it.
company, or a railway built, owned'
and    run by the     people. The whole or nc colli,|
HEAVY RAIN CAUSES
LULL IN FIGHTING
No Official Confirmation of Report That Kuropatx
kin Has Resumed Offensive Against
The Enemy
But He Has Large Supply of Fresh Reserves on
Hand To Use If
Necessrry
brought    against the Liberal party.
He was confined to   only 30 minutes
twee.,
platre of .
tin'
the
llie
II
ion   of a greater    aniouii
<• of money
than wns required for the tin.'1*" ''e
agreed to tlo, was he to keep tire ,'""''
plus to give drinks lo his friends on,
or should lie refund the surplus In
Ills sons? Suppose one ol the sous
was away out iu tlie mountains like
Ilritish Columbia, mid Wore he
knew ol llie difficulties tn contend
with, made bad 'terms, was'he tu
have no redress? for the past threo
years British Coliiiinhin was in that
position. The province had asked lor
a ctiiiimuVsinn composed til three men
one from llie province, one from the
Dominion antl one by the "-tttierial
govcrnitien'ti fo . examine into bet
claims. Ilritish Columbia's jffot was
fair hut it had never been taken notice of. Hy sending another Lilieral
government to Ottawa, it meant that
Ilritish Columbia hacked up a government that would not regard her
claims. In alluding In the cost ot
bridges and roads in British Columbia it was lour limes greater than
any other part ot the Dominion. The
cost til other great sources of outlay
in atli|iinlstratioiiK was far greater
Ulan iu other provinces. This was
due to the way the province was
broken up hy mnniiliiiiis. Under these
circumstances British Columbia, saitl
lo the Dominion Hint she bail cither
to get more help or increase thc taxes. Thc provlncelitl government hail
raised the. taxes .111 per cent, a year,
becauso ol the trouble to make both
ends meet. Under present conditions
Ilritish Columbia paid back to the
Dominion three times the proportion
of tbe other provinces and all they
asked lor wits fair piny. As to the
Liberal surplus, It was the result ol
bail management In thc balancing ol
revenue and expenditure. It was
curious that l hough there '.was this
surplus the national debt still went
on Increasing. In regard tn the
railway question he submitted It
was a quest ion whether they should
liavc a railway built, nine-tenths paid
I stoey was one of cinching the West,
who     could not support, the government with, votes in order to give benefits to the people   in the east where
the votes were. The most of the offi-
ciuls in the Yukon werc nearly    all
brought from  the cast instead      ol
riving tlie places to    Western men
who   knew how to manage such     a
country. Another plank in his platform was the cleansing ol the Yukon.
,'fhc  maladministration  today     Wail
almost as had as it'was years    ago
when Sir Hibbcrl Tupper asked for a
commission of judges ol the country
to make enquiry    and    offered if lie
failed to prove thc case, to lay down
every honor he had received and retire Irom public life. But the government     would not  lake up the gage.
The Liberals had taken credit for all
the prosperity ol the country,     but
they     were only reaping the harvest
the Conservatives bad planted. As lor
the Yukon, did the Liberals     platre
that gold in the ground or diil   they
put it    in Ihe right pockets   now?
/besc were the principal plunks     in
his platform antl he would not pay a
little attention tn Ralph Smith. Thai
gentleman was ton elusive.   Firtit he
«ks nn Independent,    Liberal,  Labor
leader.   He bad some difficulty      in
'Snowing    now just what Mr. Smith
wns. On the anti-Mongolian law Mr.
Smith  was  too elusive. That gentleman  had saitl he tliil not support the
amendment proposed to the G..T. P.
because it did not go far enough and
because be was 'going to vole lor     a
more inclusive one. In 1811(1 Sir Wilfrid Lauricr called the U.S. anti-alien
labor law a blot on the statutes of
that country.   This showed the spirit of the leader of the Liberal party.
When the alien labor bill was going
Ihrourh the Commons Sir Louis Da-
\lcs another   ol .the Liberal government, saitl he had not much sympa-
phy with it.   Even when it was passed, it was not enforced. The   . bill
whicli Mr. Smith was going to support was brought in at the cud     ol
Ihc session   mutilated in the House
;,nd killed by the Grit Senate. ■ Mr.
Wolley   remarked that lor himself,
they all knew how he stood on the
Chinese question.     He wanted this
wliiteman's country, nol a Chinese
one.   Mr. Smith had saitl lie had opposed the Trcadgold concession; but
he lound in  Ihe Herald,  Mr.  Smith's
own paper, a statement saying    tlie
Treadgolil concession was not such a
bad thing lor tho. country, "For heaven's sake pin that man to something"
said Mr. Wolley.   Mr. Smith did not
carry out the inundate ol his constituency    in rcgnird to the government
ownership Mr: Wolley maintained in
the concluding part ol his speech, lie
recelvc'd quite a hearty applause as
he sat down.
Mr. II. McKinney, who came next,
at outre entered into njic arguments of
the Socialists, asking il the workmen
could call themselves free sons ol
toil under the present conditions 01
society. He drew in impassioned
language a picture nl ovorllowing
storehouses and of machinery invented by the Ingenuity ol men, but the
worker wns not allowed to enjoy Ihc,
fruits of his , labor hy the aggregations nl caplliti that gobbled up this
wealth. It was a golden call tbat the
Chrislaln world adored. Not till Socialism was triumphant would the
wants ot all be satisfied. They had
nothing to hope Irom tlie o'd parties,
Uil should elect Mr. Kenton to champion their cause.
W. W. B. Mclnnes, M.P.P., was received with great applause,. There
must ho reason other than those given In the Conservative press and in
Sir Hibbcrt's manifesto, before they
should turn the Liberals out. Hut
even alter hearing Mr, Wi !,'•■ "pncl,
pugilist and all-round educated gentleman" he was unable to see anything hut wind in the argumentsjrs
go more into the subject.
Mr. Wullcy, "You cau have .all
your time."
Mr. Mclnnes, "I thank you. He's
a pretty good old sport, anyway,¥. ho
remarked and the crowd cheered and
laughed ______________________
As to the matter of surplus was it
not better to have a surplus than to
have the    deficits the Conservatives
showed?  The debt of Canada had not
increased,    but was steadily decreasing    since the Liberals took power.
He could     rehrr (|hem to the Dominion statistician for that.  Capt. Wolley had gone into' the subject ol better terms,    British Columbia    was
not a part of Canada when the confederation was formed, but entered
lour    years after ou     distinct terms
lhat were then considered verv generous.   II that contract was not good
enough  the    Conservatives  were  to.
blame for it, as they made thc    bargain,   lie was     lice to   admit that
there wcreJIillicultics of  adinHnihttu-
lion that were not roresccn at    the
time.   It was no parly issue however, hut brought up in   11101 when  .las.
Dunsuiuir was premier, lie and   Mr.
Eberl     had gone east to pleat! llie
case, ami hail sent for Mr. Lugrin, a
Liberal, In appear before the government aud place     the case of British
Columbia.   Not. only this, lint there
were Liberals in the cabinet.  When
Premier Prior and Mr. Iriliorts   went
again tlie speaker and Mr. Wells, 1)uth
Liberals, were members ol the cabinet.   Col. Prior made an appointment
Willi the government, but did     not
keep    It, going instead lo a banquet
to Mr. Monk, the Conservative leader ol (Juelicc    in Montreal.  When he
got to Ottawa a few days later   he |
naturally did not find himself so well
received. Mr.  Wilson and Mr. llreen
went next, sent by Premier McHride
on tho eve of election,  intending    il
they got something, tn use it airainst
the Liberals. Indeed, they spent most
of their time around the C.P.R.. station in Montreal striving to get campaign funds. Heller tains werc not a
questions before the parties at Ottawa.   Mr. Borden had never said  one
word about  this in the House,     ft
was.a trumped-up tb'ing to make some
issue to light the election. They had
sent a telegram to Mr. llni'dcti: "Kor
God's    sake scud something to light
the election on. C.O.D., P.IV.Q." And
nf trnursc  Mr. Itnrtlen,  an opportunist
leader,  rose to the occasion. But he
never promised (ogive anything    II
ho Conservatives were elected.     It
was not   a party    question, the circumstances do not warrant it.  There
was only one way for British Columbia tn get bettor terms and that Was
to lift Ihe question out ol the arena
nl politics.   Sir Wilfrid Latirler hail
said let it come as a public demand
Irom I lie people nf British Columbia
and tlicy    slinubl have heller terms. |
I'he Conservatives were In power for
seventeen years and gave very scant
courtesy ami poor treatment tu British Columbia)  Mr. Haslam had been
unable to get anything in three years
he was at Ottawa, and lhat was the
reason be had     booh defeated.      The
Liberal government had looked after
British Columbia far belter than the
Conservatives did.   Touching on   tho
lumber question be challenged    the
Conservatives to show any pledge be-
fnrc election day that a duly would
(te placed on undressed lumber. It was
the Conservative!) In 180-1 that   had
taken off the duty.   Mr. Wolley   was
insiniero In tlie Chinese question because be was an employer ol Chinese
himself.
Mr. Wolley in answer to the last
remark said he had never changed his
opinion on the Chinese,' nnd all thc
Chinese be employed was a Chinese
nnk, because, he could not gcl» a
while one.   Referring tn Mr. Mclnnes
—LEAD WAR,
With hath armies exhausted i1»y the
long continued and tlesperatc fighting and roads made impassible and
streams bank full from recent torrents, there has been a lull iu the active operations along the Shakhe
River. Today's despatches say that
yesterday passed quietly and tlie
brief advices bearing on thc situation as existing today indicate that
the battle has not licen resumed. A
Tokio despatch says tbat no advice
from the front wuii received
night or today.
KAIRLY QUIET.
London, Oct. 1 .-(5.3(1 p.m-fl— A
despatch to tbe Japanese.legation
from Tokio today says: "Kield Marshal Oyama reports that on Tuesday
the enemy seemed gradually decreasing bis force in the direction of the
right army, only aemall detachments
continuing activity. Thc enemy,
beaten at Rensihu, is retreating
north eastwards.
"In tlie direction of the centre army, the enemy last night made assaults, but they were all repulsed,
and today there has only liecn occasional exchanges of cannonades. Iu
fronlof the left army the enemy is
occasionally firing."
TEN MILES TO MUKDEN
With Gen. Oku's army at the front
Oct. 17.—(3 p.m.) via Ktisan, Oct.
ill.—The -lapanese advance is ten
miles south of Mukden.' The Russians have built heavy delences two
miles south of the Hun River where
they are expected to make a stand.
There arc no natural defences at that
point. - Tbe Japanese report tbat
the battle has lieen the most severe
yet [ought on the plains where tin
Russians forces consisted of thc
First army corps and the Filth and
Sixth Siberian corps. The only defence were infantry trenches whicli
were hastily made.
HORRORS OF LONE HILL.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 111.—The correspondents arc sending voluminous
details of the horrors oi the capture,
of Lone Tree mil. The slopes and
summit are covered with mangled remains. It turns out thai in the
twentieth and forty-first Japaneso
regiments which made thc defense
of the crest every Japanese officer
killed had a compass on his person.
The despatch from Gen. Bakharoll,
dated noon to-day confirms the Associated Press previous Mukden advices, saying thcr.c was no fighting
last night, The General reports
that the Japanese are concentrating
at Sinchinpu, but the most important information Is the (net that the
Russian right Ii being extended westward,    the centre ol the right   now
slight forward movement ofthe l,eft Gen. Geisman says comprised    Gen.
upon     tlie    Bcnlsiputze roads from Beldoling'fc
Mukden antl Fusbun. No big movement .however, is possible pending
the drying of the roads.
A LULL.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 10.—The flush
of enthusiasm yesterday evening over
the capture of Lone Tree Hill and
Shakhe. the repulse ol the attacks of
the Japanese left and the bard drubbing given Gen Yaniada, with the
last! capture of fourteen additional guns,
has give way this morning to a calm
er and mnre sober appraisement of
these partial successes. There ilt no
official confirmation of the report
(hat Gen. Kuropatkin had resumed a
genuine offensive, ralher the general
Japanese offensive movement' had exhausted itself and the ptlsition of
the armies is now a sort of dead
lock wilh the country rendered so
sodden by llie heavy rain as to compel a teniiinrary suspension of general operations. A complete veil
hides the movement's cast;- "hut both
Kuropatkin ami Sakharoff's reports
say there were no collisions on that
portion of thc batlle ground Monday
or Tuesday. Field Marshal evidently considers Lone Tree Hill from
which Kuropatkin could pivot a
turning movement against his left
to be of vital importance. On both
Monday and Tuesday nights during a
terrific storm he made desperate efforts to re-capture it. But all efforts failed. Neither Kuropatkin nor
Sakbat'off in the despatch as given j
out this morning send details nf '/he
ilefeat oi Vamaga's column and thc
capture of the Japanese guns. Pit,-
fill pictures arc painted by thc war .
correspondents are painted     oi   the
Seventeenth European
corps, parts of Gen. Skoholoff's Sixth East Siberian Corps, parts of
Gen. Slouchevesky's Tenth corps,
Gen. Meycnderff's First European
corps antl Gen. Zassalitch's Second
Siberian corps. The extreme Russian left which essayed a turning
movement antl was meeting with successes according to Russian accounts
until the situation at the right centre compelled its withdrawal, consisted of Gen. Ivanoff's Third corps
and Gen. Zaroubaioff's Fourth Siberian corps, the third corps bearing tbe brunt ol the assaults on the
group oi passes ol the Tiiiiiin range-
Therefore two complete corps Gen.
Stakclberg's first corps and Gen.
Dembowski's Fifth Siberian corps,
and parts of five other corps are
still unused.
TWO MORE GUNS.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.-Gen. Sak-
haroff telegraphs at mid-clay to-day
that the Japanese arc concentrating
at Linchinpu, west of the road.
A detachment ol Russian cavalry,
retronnoiteriiig last night in the vicinity of Shakhe, captured two guns
with no Posses to themselves.
The General adds that last night
paused quietly, with the exception of
the exploits of the Russian cavalry,
and says the Russian left flank has
advanced slightly.
KUROPATKIN RETORTS.
shelterless troops bivouacking in thc'-
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.—The Emperor has received from Gen. Kuropatkin, under date of Oct. 18, the
cold rain, tlie roads colive ted into following despatch: "During the
quagmires and the streams flooded, 'niirht. the Japanese attacked ourad-
The military critics are not yet satrtyanced positions at Lone Tree Hill,
isfietl that Oyama is reatly to rclin-1 out tlicy were repulsed. No reports
quish the offensive, expressing the i,avc „_,„ received ot another en-
opinion that he may still try to gagemcnl. Everything was quiet
break through the Russian centre in at all our positions up to 10 o'clock
order to compel Kuropatkin to re- this morning. Rain fell all night,
tire from the 110 of the Hun river, and the road., have been greatly dam
unless, as they Irelicne, he has be- agetl.
cntiic convinced that the superiority
nl the Russian numbers and reserves
makes his withdrawal to the lines
ol the Taitse river advisable.
ARE JAPS RETIRING?
Mukden, Oct, 1 .—Yesterday passed
off quietly, and no firing was   heard
St. Petersburg, Oct. 1!!.- General iast night. The Japanese appear to
Geisinan asserts positively that up " _„ sl0wly falling hack. A glare seen
to yesterday    Kuropatkin had     not'above their   encampments    indicate
brought anything like all the regi.
iiients of his reserves into action
anil the number nf fresh units behind which hit battered troops could
reform accounts for Kuropatkin's ability lo resume the offensive!
The line nf battle thus far engaged
lacing Sinchdnpu.    There has been J counting westward Irom the     east
DOGFISH
FOR JAPAN
They Are Being Prepared On
One of the Harbor Islands
For Shipment
.-*•
Out on one. of the little inlands in
the harbor there is a camp nf Japanese fishermen who are busily engaged putting up dog salmon lor shipment to Japan. These dog salmon
as everyone knows, who has visited
bridge 103 below town, arc exceedingly plentiful at this season of the
year, lor along the banks of the lit.
tie stream emptying into the sea may
be seen many of the dead llsh which
came up to spawn and died. The
Japanese are using seines and nl
I ready have a large quantity ou hand.
that they arc burning llicie stores
prior to withdrawal. This morning
broke chilly, but clear. As soon as
the roads are drier, a resumption of
batlle is probably as the Russians
are In close touch with the Japanese,
BALTFC FLEET,
Fakkeberg, Denmark,    Oct.    19.—
The remainder ol the Baltic Russian
fleet sailed this morning lor thc north
PREPARING TO RETREAT
Tokio, Oct. 19.—Thc Russian   concentration in front of thc armies ol
Generals Oku and Nodzu, (the    lelt
and centre remies respectively)    on
Monday  reported by Field    Marshal
Oyama created the impression   here
c  that the    Russians were planning to assume the aggressive     and
tbat another great    battle was imminent, but it is now thought  that
Kuropatkin is merely seeking to protect his right and rear in order     to
gain time to    withdraw    his    army
across the Hun River, because it   is
believed that it will he impossible for
A meeting of Mr. Smith's commit- him cither to move aggressively    or
tee  is called   or to-morrow evening j to hold his position on the   Shakhe
at hall.past seven.
POLITICS IN
THE DISTRICT
Tonight there are no political
meetings in town, the various candidates being away to other parts ol
the district working hard for victory. Mr. Smith speaks at Cowl-
t'haii station tonight and Mr. Wolley left, to-day for Cobble Hill and
Cowichan al both ol which places he
has meetings. Mr. Smith addressed
the electors at Mt. Sicker last night
It has been estimated that an oak
of    average
months    It is
river.
HON. A. C. BLAIR RESIGNS
A report Irom Ottawa states that
,Mr. A. G. Blair has resigned      the
size,    during Ihe live ■ chairnmnship of the railway eonimis^
in leaf every     year,  sion for personal reasons.   It is said.
be said he had allowed ".hi, jester [££ intend    drying fifty tons    lor;sucks up from the earth 123,tons *A^™*^.*^«*.
"(Continued on Page 4.)
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than docs the ordinary English speaking person, so the Mikado's subjects
have applied themselves to Western
methods, not only in theory, but
have in many ways improved the,
practice. They place great stress on
education, whicn wilh them is not a
smattering but something that must
be well done. So much importance"' do
they place on thc advantages of learning, that according to,a missionary
just arrived in Canada from Kobe,
no one engaged in studies of any kind
has been called to tho colors; it is
one ofthe rules of conscription that
no students are required to enlist.
-Apparently in Japan football and
sports arc not the chief end of university lite; study is entered into as
a serious thing, so weighty that even iu lime ol national peril, the stu-
tlekts are not interrupted in their
work.
' VViIllam,.Frost, a Hull, England,
pianist, played the piano on August
31 for 17 hours 'continuously and
broke the record... When taking refreshments he played with his left
hand.
The Ladysmith
Opera House
Can be secured . for Theatrical
purposes, Dancing parties or Entertainments generally, i
D. NICHOLSON, Prop.
F. McB. YOUNG,
BARRISTER and
SOLICITOR. . ..
Nanaimo       - •      B.C
W. SILER.
GENEBAL EXPRESS AND
DELIVERY
WORK TROMPTLY DONE.
Leave orders at the Abbotslord.
A FAILURE.
Trouble has broken  out once more
in     the     colony on Malcolm island
which     was' formed some time ngo.
chielly under the leadership ol Matti
Kurikka; and it is understood that a
number of the so-called colonists' arc
going lo seek   a home in some other
part      of the province.    This disruption was     apparently brought about
by pressure mi Mr. Kurrkka tn    resign the presidency.   The colony has
had a snniewhat hard experience.   11
was not loll'.' after forming thc settlement that a number ol people perished in    a    fire.     Then later there
was internal trniiblc aiming the members themselves and while Mr. Kurikka  denied some of the   reports that
were miiile public in thc press,     the
culmination seems now to have come.
Such a late, however, nearly always
overtakes schemes lilio these, to lound
communities separate from the rest
of the  world.    While it i.i only natural that friends and people of    the
same nationality    going to a country
where tlie customs and speech    are
strange may desire to dwell clnsc together,     so as In maintain to a certain degree the old ties, tlie™ cnlun-
ies in   time break up, the newcomers
assimilate with    the    people ol the
country and their children retain very
little, ol the peculiarities or speech of
their parents.   Take lor example, the
Dnulihnbors, tbe most clannish    and
set in their ways of any class   which
has emigrated to Canada.   Today   we
find    that little by little their ideas
broaden, they see the advantages    ol
the free life around them, they arc no
longer driven by tyranny to herd together fur support    and    protection,
and like plants beneath a genial sun,
they unfold     aiitl    become more influenced by the Canadian spirit.   By
and by   many    of these Doukbobnrs
will put aside their old ways and ntt-
hody will be able lo pick them out
as different from any  other settlers.
So will It be with tlie cnluny on Mal-
cnlm Island.   The people will not be
content to live apart from the strong
current of lilc that   surrounds them,
ami they willlieconic assimilated;   it
is the inevitable.   Tlie great trouble
about these colonics is that as a rule
they expect   greater    privileges than
the rest of llie people,  and are disappointed that the government does not
do all lor them that thoy ask.   It Is
best lor us that wc becninc one people,     not    an aggregation ol little
groups, each with its own aims Irrespective of tlie     community at large.
The more we    arc all .united in   our
thoughts and     sympathy, the heller
progress bad we make.   The visionary
'   that fries     to dn nlhcrwiire will see
his plans eventually     fall     to    the
ground.
NORrtlERN   PACIFIC   RY. CO.
Comer Government and Yates streets
Victoria, B. C.
THREE
3-TRANSCONTINENTAL-3
TRAINS DAILY.
II You Are Going to the
ST.   LOUIS   EXPOSITION,
Take  the    NORTHERN    PACIFIC
RY., either via St. Paul or Billings.
New Tourist Cars on all trains.
Kino connections made from Victoria
by night or morning boats.   Only
line having through service to St.
Louis without change ol cars. Tickets on sale October 3, i and 5.
Fare to St. Louis and return,
$87.50, good (or three months, returning any line; also cheap round
trip rates to all points East, on account ol the Fair. Parties going via
St. Paul to St. Louis or Eastern
points should not miss a trip on the
famous "North Coast Limited."
Steamship tickets on sale to ail
European points. Very low rates
now iu effect. They will, not last.
Cahin accommodation reserved by
wire.
For lurther    Information   call or
phone (Nn. 456) lo the office.
A. D. CHARLTON,     C. E. LANG,
A.G.P.A.N.P.R.,      Gen'l Agt.,
Portland, Or.        Victoria, B.C.
The City Market
R. Williamson, Prop.;
1st Ave,     Ladysmith
The Variety Store
is tAvenue.
It will pay you In go there for Household goods, or most anything, Also gel
four Sewing Machine'repaired. Oil and
needles for machines.
T. W. Fletcher.
FARMERS'   MEAT  HARKET
Ou ist Aveutie
Geo. Roberts  - - . Proprietor
PAINTING,   PAPER   HANGING,
ETC.
Work done properly and at right
prices. Shop and residence in rear
of Ladysmith Hotel.
J. E. SMITH, Prop.
Bent Hi'omtiititUiion   (or 'mnsient mid
permanent hoarders an t lodgers
GRAND HOTEL
Thin tpw liiv'el ban tit-uii V'uijfur'uHlv
furuishwi   dji'I *<"<   har   is   aVfltwl te
R.(t-r) $100 ami njtwtrrf,
Wm. Hkvkkhiok IV p.
K plumula LmHn until
THE FRANK HOTEL
E'plaoatJfl, l.adyf mith
Board by the week or mnnlh at reason-
ib.era'fB.   Tlia kailing bar lu the cliy,
Victoria Phoenix Iippi*.
FRANK BABY, Prop.
Esquimau &  Nanaimo  Railway
Tims Table No. 50.
Effective April 14, 1904.
Trains lew Lvlvemlth, Southbound daily at !l :10 a. in., and 'on Saturdays
Stti.tUye Hud Wednesdays at 5:C0 p. ni.
Trains leive Lndyimith, Northbound, at 11:57 a.m. audj>n Saturday*, Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:45 p. tn.
t     Ksirii'slun tickets ou sale Irom and to all stations, good for going jiurney
Saturday aud Sunday, returning not later than Monday.
HOTEL DOMINION
—Rates tl.gB and $1.60—
Free but to all steamboat landings and
raiiicay;depots.  Electric ear) every five
minutes to all parts ol the city.   Bar
and table uueicelled,
F. BAYNES, Proprietor,
ABBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.C.
NEW WESTERN
HOTEL
A good Boarding House and Hotel
where there are good tablea and
beds.
MRS. MARY DAVIS, Prop.
HOTEL
LADYSMITH
RATES-$1.00     per    day.     Finest
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Avenue, Ladysmith, B. C.
D. C. WHITE,   Prop.
KING'S HOTEL
Fourth Avenue.
Board by the day, week, or month
at right prices.   Bar well supplied
JOSEPH AND TASSIN.
Caller—Will thc cashier he away
long?
Office Boy—It Depends entirely on
the jury.—Chicago Daily News.
AN EARNEST NATION.
I'Voin the very intimation of war
between Russia and Japan, Western
people have been impressed by the
earnest antl effective manner with
which the Japanese have giuie alititit
their task. They seem In he very
thorough, and just us the cultured
foreigner who learns English will use
probably choicer language, free from
provincialisms    or slanging      terms
Any
Kind
of
Job
Printing
Done Promptly and
WELL
At
TilE
LEDGER
Office
On Ist Avenue
All Work Done at
Reasonable Rates.
How Many People In Ladysmith?
A canvass of the city is being made for subscribers to
the Daily Ledger. It has been suggested by some of the
brrr- Hess men that it would be of interest and value to the
community to know how many people live in Ladysmith
and immediate vicinity, 'ihis means all ofthe actual resid
cnts within half a mile of the postoffice in Ladysmith, exclu
sive of Chinese,
Each subscriber to the Daily Ledger will be handed a
card and asked to write down a guess of the number of
people our census, which will be taken with reasonable accuracy will show,
Envelopes will'be given with the card. Write down your
guess, sign your name, put the card in the envelope and seal
it up; either hand it to the canvasser or leave it at the
Ledger office. All guesses must be in during October; none
will be counted after that date.
The census will be computed by the 15th of November.
The envelopes will then be opened and the following prizes
given:   ,
1. To the person who guesses nearest to the exact num.
ber of people living within one-half mile of the postoffice
(exclusive of Chinese) $20.00 iu gold.
a. The person coming second nearest, $10.00 in gold.
3. The person coming third nearest, $5.00 in gold.
If two or more persons tic for any place the money will
be divided.
This contest will be absolutely fair. No person in any
way connected with thc canvass will eitlier give out any information or be allowed to compete.
THE DAILY LEDGER CO.
OEORQE L. COURTNEY,
Traffic Manager.
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Coal!   ~   Coalli
Wellington Colliery
Company, Ltd.
■ Wellington Coal   Best household coal on the Pacific   £
Coast
^ Comox Coal—Best steam coal on the Pacific Coast
t Alexandria Coal—First-class gas, steam and household coal
The above coals are mined only by the Wellington Colliery Company.    Wharves at Ladysmith,
Oyster Harbour, and Union Bay Baynes Sound.
Head Office Victoria, B. C
San  Francisco Agency,
R. Dunsmuir's Sons Co'y
340 Steuart St.
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The Salmond Estate is now on
the market
J. STEWART, Agent
Real Estate, Conveyancing, loans, etc.     NOTARY PUBLIC.
• Fire, Life and Aooident Insuranoe
Agent fer the 0. S. Fidelity and fluiranty Co., Baltimore
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5    THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.     *
PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OP COPPER, GOLD AND
SILVER ORBS.
Smelting Wbrka at
LADYSMITH, B. C.
Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea
-* CLERMONT LIVINGSTON, THOS. KIDDIE.      1
| General Manager. Smelter Manager, f
*U»'*t*'fe«tt*-fe»>'fetl'4t*'to»)'fe*-fe* ft'4^'*^'fe»-fe*'tl*'fe*'fe»!'tt»i'tr»l'fe«
RATES ll oo PER DAY
SAMPLE ROOMS
BAR SUFPMKI) WITH REST
WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS
ABB0TSF0RD HOTEL
Best aocomouVlon in town.   Splendid bunting and fishing in near violnlly.
A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.
THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE
WITH WHICH 18 AMALGAMATED
The Bank of British Columbia
'     IIBAbOPFIOil: TORONTO.
Capital Paid Up *8,70O,0OO>
He st t 3 ikx) Qfjfi
Ag.rgiitv resources exceeding .....83JOOoioOO
Hon. Gno. A. Ct«, I'mltlent.      ■ B. 10. Wai.k.r, Gsnei.l Manner.
London Office, 60 Lombard St., B.C.
The Bank has 101) Branches well distributed thrniivhtrat tb* Dominion »ad
elsewhere, Including the following iu British Columbia and the Ynkon Territory!
ATLIN GRBRNWOOD NANAIMO VANCOUVER
CKANI1ROOK    KAMI.OOPH NRLSON VICTORIA
DAWSON LADV8MIMI 5. WESTMINTKR     WHITE  HORSB
Branches In tbe United Slatea
NEW YORK     SAN PRANCI8CO     PORTLAND     8hUTUl!    BKAGWAY
Every description ol banting business transacted.   Ulteri ot credit on aur
part ol tbe world. .. -
Swlngi Bank Department.
Deposit, ol one dollar (H.OOj and upwards received and Interest paid »t cor
nt rates,   I>-nositor» are subjfot to no delay in depositing or withdrawn, lun
LADYSMITH BRANCH        -       _ OEO, WILLIAMS, MM***.
ISLAND   HOME  HOTEL
BATES & KNIGHT, Proprietor!.
First Avenue, - Ladysmith
Best supplied bur in Ladysmith. Finest accommodation lor transient guests aa
wall ai lor regular boarders. Completely refitted and furnished. Dining room
and housekeeping In charge ol Mrs. Tate.
NOTICE,
The undersigned Arm has opened a manufactory and are now making the celebrated Empire Cigar.   Stock will he rwdy for tbe market about O It. 10th.
THE EMPIRE CIGAR CO.
Wheels!
Yes, we've all klnde of wheels; we are
agents for tbe Canada Cycle and Motor
Co., ol Toronto, antl carry their "Ptr-
lect wheel in stock."
We also repair wheels; il yours doca
not run to suit you, tend it up to na.
All kind! of light machinery lepaiie.
We are gasoline launch expert!
R. J. Wenborn
Fraeer Street
Nanslmo
"Talk about your clever chauffeurs," remarked the Brooklyn man.
■'You should see I'eikham."
"Why, ho hain't an automobile has
he?"
I   "Ob, no; but you should sec how
Ihe   can    guide   his   baby carriage
through a crowd."—Philadelphia Led
Or- W. J. Quinlan,
DENTIST
Stevens Block, Ladyemith, B. C.
Dentistry In all it! branches; every'new
appliance.
Mi iR
1st Avenue
Solicitor, Etc.
Money lo Loin
-   -    UDYSMITh
"What Is coal worth now?"
"Thnt has nothing to do with the
case," answered thc dealer (rigidly.
"The question is what you are going to be obliged to pay tor it."—
Washington Stat. , L ADYSMITH   IJrGER
OYSTER PLANTS
IN PROVINCE
During the past year a company
of Vancouverites has been quietly,
unostentatiously and yet progressively working for the development
of the oyster industry in British
Columbia, This company is the
Crescent Oyster Co., composed ol
Messrs. W. J. Dowser, 0. I. Wilson, E, W. Burpee, J. M. Letson,
nnd A. Lambert. The latter - gentleman, who. is an expert in the
oyster line acts as superintendent of
the concern.
The company has secured possession ol 100 acres of land under water situated between Boundary
plant antl propagate a superior var-
inake every propagate a superior variety of oysters to be marketed
throughout Britisli Columbia. The
spot which they have secured is most
favorable for the purpose, having a
good bottom and tiie waters being
iu many parts shallow, so that the
suntly bottom can absorb more quickly the warmth and keep the water
at a higher constant temperature.
this' is of vital importance in the culture of the oyster and it requires a
constant high temperature to insure
""successful propagation.
Upon the ground sectiretl by the
company there werc many of the native oysters which are comparatively
small ill size. These grounds were
gone over and the oysters scattered
more generally, so as to increase
the supply uf them. But it was not
the company's intention to cultivate
these exclusively, the main object
being lo introduce and endeavor to
propagate the oyster of the East
in these waters.
These are much superior in every
way to the native oyster, and
last spring tlie company secured a
carload of spat, ot the young oyster
from New Brunswick. These were
planted antl the growth during thc
months they have hern planted was
fully up to and even exceeded expectations of the superintendent. The Eastern oysters as tlicy arc termed on
the coast are now secured in this
manner,by planting the spat and allowing il to develop for several years
and tlit'ii jiiilting them on the market. It is the hope of tills company
to change this method and allow the
beds lo be self-propagating.
In addition .to the buds planted this
spring, a refrigerator car loaded with
the spat ol Connecticut oysters has
been shipped antl will lie at once taken lo the grounds and planted. They
arc of a superior variety, and it is
hoped wlllnhow good results on the
beds.
native variety. I tkell n /«j.
an oyster was shown yesterday,
which was literally covered with
spat. Another curious indifference
between thc Eastern and the native
oyster iiientiuned by Mr. Lambert is
that the latter are sexless and sent
forth their spat matured, while the
Eastern variety aro differentiated as
to sex and their spat evolves though
the medium of an egg. The spat ol
an oyster becomes fully matured in
lour years.
FROM HUDSON'S BAY.
After mure than a year's cruise
in the far North, Air. A. P, Lowe,
iu charge of the government Arctic
expedition in thc steamer Neptune,
has lunivttl lia-'k ill Ottiawa. Mr.
Lowe, who is a member ol the Geological Department, made a survey of
Hudson's Bay anil Straits and the
far North generally.
Mr. Lowe had with him as captain
al the Neptune the skipper who had
coiiimaiid'of the ship in which Lieut.
Peary made his venturesome trip lo
the North. But Mr. Lowe succeeded iu reaching a point further north
than that reached by Lieut. Peary.
One important point demonstrated
hy Mr. Lowe antl the Neptune expo-
ditioii is that the Hudson's Bay
Strait is open for navigation for
over four months in the year. The
strait this year was open for more
than four mouths, ami the whalers
met with in the north say that it
was the worst season they had experienced for years. In Mr. Lowe's
opinion the Strait is open at hast
four ami a half months in each 'ear.
The Neptune expedition also disc-
cm! some ol thc relics of the ill-luted Sir John Ktankllu expedition.
HUNTER PRINCES.
Two princes of the House til Ilnlif*-
biirg, Austria, have just completed a
limiting trip In the vicinity ol Golden, B.C. They bugged half a dozen
goats several deer nnd a mountain
linn. They are travelling Incognito
in Canada, bill banc notilled the 0."
P. U., which was instrumental In
bringing tlu.Mii out here, that they
are delighted wilh the scenery and
spoiling opportunities of tlie West
ami will return again next year,
DISLIKED WORK
The late Dean of Rochester was
present at tlie Mansion House meel-
,Ug on behalf of the Church Army
some years ago, and told a story illustrating thc disinclination of some
of the criminal class for work which
had been told him by the Govornor
ol Bristol Prison. A card used to
hang in each cell advising prisoners
on discharge to apply for admission
to the nearest Church Army Labor
Home. The Governor overheard one
of the prisoners expressing his dis
satisfaction with this advice. "I
never heard such a farce in my lite,',-'
said the discontented malefactor,
"they wants us to work—and they
calls it charity." The Dean's com
ment on this anecdote was, "It Is
the greatest of all charities to teach
a man that it is still possible for
him to do justice to his manhood that
he Can still do something to cam his
bread."
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KOMANCE OF WAR.
Mail advices from correspondents
at the front throw many interesting
sidelights .on the situation at the
camps and garrison to wnsas well as
on the battlefields. "The Japaii3se
prisoners are great favorites, especially with the women," is the tests
mony of all thc correspondents. The
prisoners at Omsk and Perm, arc
cutting out their Muscovite rivals,
not only in hair-cutting and photography, but also in thc lighter pursuits of the court of Venus. Most
of them were rescued from the steamers sent to bottle up Port Arthur
by Admiral Togo, antl the knowledge ol their daring has led to more
than one receiving proposals of marriage. The Japs, however, as a rule
arc already married.
An exception is lieutenant Tichos-
chinia. This brave officer, looking
exceedingly interesting with his. arm
iu a sling, won the heart of Millie.
Lndmila X., daughter ol a retired
Russian coiobel. He claimed the
girl's bund, but thc grim father declared that tho Japanese must first
become a Christian anil a naturalized
Russian. Tom between love and
duty, thc Jap hesitated, and demanded a week to make up his mind. Before the term hail expired the Russian received the following letter:
"Your daughter has made me a Christian already, but a Russian I can
Hotter become. I renounce my suit."
When the letter was shown to the
girl, she remarked: "Then I will love
him always. But if he had betrayed
his country, I should have hated him.
The lather consented, and the marriage, it is announced, will take
place as soon as the war is over.
U. S. DIVORCES.
Divorces In thc United Slates arc
on the Increase, according to figures
published by thc census bureau. The
latest show that live out of   every
000 men married are living in a
state ol divorce. The census .returns disprove the theory thai early
marriage leads* ofteltest to divorce.
A note of warning is also sounded
to women who persist in marrying
men of thc roving class, who enter
In matrimony late in life, and. for
the guidance of those who ought to
know it is figured out In cold and
passionless statistics of just what
classes of employment men arc most
frequently seen in llie divorce courts.
Census figures on divorce rovcul the
relative fickleness of men according
to thcir following in life. This table based on the number of those divorced out nf every 1,000 married,
showed some interesting comparisons:
Soldiers, marines and sailors, 21;
hostlers, 18; actors, 17; agricultural
laborers, 15; bartenders, 15; scr?
vnnls and waiters, 13; woodchnppcrs
stnckraisurs, herders ami (drovers, 10; photographers, 10; paper
hangers, 10; barbers' anil hairdressers
clock antl watch makers and repairers, 0; painters, glaziers ami
furnishers, 0.
HER MISTAKE. '.
Thc other day, says a Scottish paper, a big stalwart policeman led by
the hand a very small girl, en route
for the police station. For a moment or two, a motherly-looking matron, holding the ends of a shawl
snugly under hor chin, surveyed tlie
incongruous pair; then in a rare
burst of sympathy she crossed over
and stopped Robert's   further    pro-
RAILWAY SYSTEfl
SOLID THROUGH CARS
BITWUK
Chicago,   Buffalo
Iff YURI, PHILADELPHIA
"Via Niifiri r_u_»
->>o to BOSTON Tie tie laperUnt
builieis entree ot
CANADA end NBW INOLANO
For time tables, etc., aMasf -
GEO. W. VATJX,
Asst Gen. Pais  ft Ticket Aft, UI
Adams Street; Chleifo.
SPOKANE FALLS AND
NORTHERN RAILWAY GO.
LADYSMITH AERIE NO. 086 -
Meets in the Opera House 1st and
3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. Worthy
President, A. A. Davis; Worthy
Secretary, C. II. Ruinmings..
gress.
"Eh, the puir wee thing—tiie puir
wee lam'. Looks sae cauld and fc-
misht—fair starved like, and likely
no been washed for a week. Some
folks arc no fit tae be trusted wi'
bairns.   Whaur did ye find it?"
"Find it, wumman?" exclaimed
Robert, forgetting himself in his
anger, "why it's ma ane bairn!"
Then it wns evidently the good
'ady hcrsel' who was lost.
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LADYSMITH CENSUS.
All subscribers to tho Dally Ledger are invited to guess what arc the
returns ol the census, as shown by
our canvasers ol the City of Lady,
smith. (20.00, $10.00 antl $5.00 in
prizes will be given those making the
best guesses. Make your estimate,
write it down on the slip furnished
you by the canvasser, or call at the
Ledger office and obtain one it a sub-
•icribcr and you had not made a
guess. All guesses should be scaled, the writer's name and address
given, and mail it, or leave it at thc
Ledger office. Mark "Guess" on the
outside of the envelope. All guesses
must be in this month—see page two
of this issue.
W.G. Fraser
Merchant Tailor
(ist Avenue)
Fall Stock Just Arrived. Call early
and get your pick of the largest and best
stock in town.
Union Brewing Co,
NANAIMO, B. C.
rianufacturers of the.
BEER
-In British Columbia
Lager Beer and] Porter Guaranteed Brewed
from the Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.
TEN DOLLARS REWARD.
The Union Brewing Company will pay $10 reward for information
which will lead to the arrest and conviction ef any person or persons
destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or falling to return the same, _•
Miners' Drilling Machines,
BARBER SHOP & BATH ROOMS
The ESPLANADE,'' between tbe
Grand and Abbottsford,
William PowiSRS,"Prop.
W. Mush is, Secretary. Joim ff. Oobuhn, Manager.
Telephone 46.
The  Ladysmith Lumber Co Ltd.
MILLS  AT PIDDICK  AND LADY SMITH-Shlngles a Specialty.
—Manufacturers    ol—
Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc, ofthe Best Quality,
Seasoned and Kiln Dried  Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
AT LAST
We are among you and shall be
pleased to see all our friends at our
new store on First Avenue.
H.&W.
MEAT   MARKET
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i KYNOCK& VULCAN SHELLS
Are the BEST.   We have them.
BllOWNING AUTOMATIC SHOT GUN
Is a PEACH.    We have it.
SAVAGE  & WINCHESTER   RIFLES
EVERYBODY knows them. We have them
E. ROLSTON
I   nrliromMi        SATISFACTION
Ladysmith    guaranteed
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PRICES ARE
RIUIIT
SOUTH NANAIMO ASSESSMENT DISTRICT
SALE OK MINERAL CLAIMS
ii,.' l'f"!by g'.V0 _•*"•.toei on Monday, the 7th day uf November, A. D , 1904, at the hour ol 11 a. m., at
i,?.r„i„»ri!,essu5,"0«l<:e., Ladysuilth, | shall oiler iur sale by Public Auction thc Mineral Claims iu tho list
i... iii !£? i. .      "'   ■    »crsu»8 I"  said list hereinafter set out, uf which Crown Grants have been Issued,
for all unpaid taxes accrued, due ami payable   '    '
Using this notice.
the 80th day of June, 111(11, and  -lor the expenses ol adver-
If thei taxes and expenses ol advertising as set out in said list arc not paid to mc on or bclorc the day
ii sail, tiie claims may lie sold lo the hiithcsl bidder, und n conveyance executed   to   the purchaser of all
ngnt and interest In said claims legally ullemilcd hy the Crown by the Crown grants thereof,
o, i ..IT eve".t10',<*•"> being uo purchaser, or If (lie price ollered shall not lie sufficient to pay the taxes
ami expenses, the land shall absolutely rovorl lo the Province, and tlie Crown grants thercol shall be deein-
LIST AHOVK miONTIONKD.
NAMK OF I'ljUSON
CIihiIm lluywsnl
n. n lokn
K J tlact & Win II Motion
October 10th, 1904.
NAMK Oil CLAIM
Lfirlmlnlc'
Silver King
t'lii'tim nits
Moinilnln Chief
fioldeii lira
IHtHCRIPTIONnl'CLAIM
Liil 11(. Ti'xmla l.lnml
TOTAL TAXII9 UNPAID
Ul .0,1
ilJ.no
HJ.H
$11.00
KXPBNSK9 * COSTS TOTAL AMT DUR
!3oo
1.00
3.00
J.00
2.00
fW.w
(1400
J4S.75
JlJ.OO
firj.oo
Made: to order and Repaired at short noticj.    Drills sharpened by nr
alwaysgives satisfaction.   Picks handled and repaired.
Shipsmithing in all its Branches.
.   Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.
David Murray
Buller Street -   -   -   - l^adysmith, B. C
^*<V»\V/»W»V**V'*<VvlV**W^»**>VV*^^**<VVVV*»VV*VV
Carpenter, Builder, Contractor and General Jobber
' Au/nlngs a Specialty.
LADYS/1ITH, B.C.
I      LIVERY, BOARDING AND
SALES STABLES
DAVID JOHNSON,
|   PHONE 66 LADYSMITH, B. C.
We Are Slaughtering
All our Choice Assortment of Beef,
Mutton, Pork and Veal ourselves and
can guarantee everything to be the
Nicest, Freshest and Cleanest on the
market	
PANNELL & PLASKETT
STEVENS BLOCK, .'
UATACRE  STREET,
LADYSniTH, B.c
_Aj  \t%,*,_ fc-^-t_.t-t-t_..f _
x LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. x
riANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE MOVED
PROMPTLY AND SAFELY
Sttililcs 111 rearj.ri.mlysinitli Hotel.   L<-'nvc orders at the Abboltslonl,
WILLIAMS AND WASKETT
X*X*XtX*X*X*X*X»XtX*X»X*X*X*X*X»X*X-X*X*X*X*
* X
I Delivered in Any Part of the City |
I Every Afternoon |
X
I The Daily ledger j
iSO Cents per  Month I
X •
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OI'IO, THOMSON.
South Nanaimo Assessment Dist., Ladysmith P. Oj
DAY SCHOOL.
Umial subjects taught; also languages, drawing tn pencil and crayons, painting in oils and water colors, pianoforte and vocal lessons,
given in classes or individually.
MISS BERTRAM.
Ladysmith, B. O.
NOTICE
Messrs. Blair and Adam havs started the agency ol the Chrystal
Laundry Co. te Victoria. All par-
ids and orders lelt with them will
receive prompt and careful attenll'ii, LADYSMITH   DAILY   LEDGER
i   "
The Cambridgeshire sweep is run
on the 20th of October. Tickets lor
the drawing on sale at J. Stewart's.
FRESH FISH-At the Ladysmith
Fish Market, next to Opera House-
open day and evening.
BEST BATH ROOMS IN THE
CITY-Lndysmilh Shaving Parlors,
High Street.
:+(•+++++++++*+*+*+*++++***|   i'you seem tp think a lot ol that
fellow
'Yes,
SPORTS
fellah, he - oni'c
LADYSMITH BAKERY-Best class
of Groceries of all kinds at ball
price until my goodi; arc all sold
out. The first ol next month the
Ladysmith Bakery will lie in another and convenient • location. Wc
make only THE BEST Bread anil
Pastries and Confectionary, and
our Stock is always Fresh.
TIIE LADYSMITH BAKERY.
FOUND—On Roberts street, a pair
of ladies kid gloves. Tbe owner can
have same by calling at the Ledger
office and paying lor tliis notice.
Rev. R. Bowcn went, to Victoria
by the morning's train today;
W. K. Leighton arrived yesterday
from Nanaimo to attend Mr. Wol-
lcy's meeting Iast night.
Capt. (laudin, agent of marine, returned today ,to Victoria from Nanaimo, where be was on business in connection witb bis department.
II. Dallas Hclmckeii, K.C., of Victoria, went to Nanaimo yesterday to
attenil the assizes.
Mr. Justice Martin, who is to pre
side at the Nanaimo assizes, was on
the train from Victoria this morn
ing.
AT THE ABUOTSFOR'D.
A. French; Vancouver.
A.  Vaughiiii,  Victofiu.
H. W. Findley, Han Francisco.
C. T. Hall, Kndcrby.
+++++++++**++++++'l"H'+-M"l , "
CHAMPION GAME TONIGHT.
This evening the basketball fives
of Ladysinith and Nanaimo Seniors,
meet in battle array at thc Opera
House. Both have strong teams and
tbe game promises to lie most exciting. The teams will line up as follows.
Nanaimo —Guards, A. Stewart, C.
O'Ui'icn; centre, A. Aitkeii; forwards, C. Rosewall, J. Bennett.
Ladjliinith—Guards, J. Eno, A.
Morrison! centre, .1. Adam; forwards, E. l.caliy, S. Morrison.
Before llie great match, the Thistles, and Red Devils will play oil the
draw ol last week, the teams being
somewhat different than at first arranged.    Tlicy are:
Red Devils—Ciuaiils—II. Manuel, E.
Thomas; centre, E. Clarke; forwards, C. McMillan, S. Kerr.
Thistles—Guards, J. Sanderson, A.
Hailstones; centre, C. Hewlett; tor-
wards, S. Dodd, A. Sandcis.
Admission is fixed at twenty-five
cents anil the strains oi/the band will
enliven the time between games and
fire the spirits .of the players to
doughty deeds. Play begins at 7.30
sharp. Scats have been reserved 'or
ladies _nd their ricorts.
■mo deah ^^^^^^^
saved mc life."   .
Indeed!   How?"
Give, me a cigarette when I was
ten miles Irom town."—Houston
Post.
ALL SIDES AIR THEIR
POLITICAL ARCUMENTS
(Continued from Page 1.)
A TERRIBLE SITUATION
1 think old Kreezus has theicjfireer
est way of teasing   his wife I    ever
heard of."
t thought he was fond of her."
He is, but he likes to get a joke
hoi'. You know she is sensitive
about her age. Well, he has let
everybody know that when thoy wer
married he gave her' ainiagniflcenl
necklace of diamonds, each diamond
representing a year ol her age, and
ne adds one to the string every timio
she has a birthday. Imagine how
lire poor woman is torn besween her
desire to display the necklace anrl
Ihc tear that when she wears it everybody will be counting the diamonds."—Luidon Tit-Bits.
EVANGELIST COMING.
Ladysmith is to be visited withii
a lew weeks by Rev. Mr, Shanks
who has becri requested by the Bap
tist Home Mission Boavd of Brritlsl
Columbia lo conduct a number of
special nfectings throughout the pro
vincc. Rev. Mr. Shanks is a speak
er of groat ability and extensive'ox
pericrtce' in the work in Aiisiralin
and flic Old Country as well as it
Canada. Roth he anil Mrs. .Shank's,
who accompanies him are said to Ih
delightful singers which is a greal
aid lo them in the work they al'
carryin;: on. Rev. Herbert Picrcy
at present of Cliemniiius, will assis
Mr. Shanks.
•*».|-«H;«r!-»;K»;lt»*»;l'»:t;»;K»;l
i     MARINE   J
X '■
Steamer Queen City was iu purl
last evening with I 111 tuns of on
for the Tyce Smelter', ft comes from
the west coast, being from a mini
owned by Hon. Edgar Dewduey nl
Sidney inlet.
Schooner Olio, Capt. Seai'lo, ar
rived in Vicipi ia yesterday from Bell-
ring Sea, where since the first ol
August slm has been engaged in seat
ing. She brings home a catch ol
227 skins, representing her season
work in the northern sea. No incident ot interest happened on the
cruise Tlie schooner was in company witli the Ida Ella, whicli vessel
was reported from llie coast on Mon
day,
An accident occurred in llie Royal
Roads on Saturday, says the Victoria Times, which served to indicate
some admirable features of the
French shipping laws, governing the
protection of sailors at sea. Thc
French ship Descaix was lieing
brought into an anchorage in the
Royal Roads on (Saturday when a
sailor named Doiijon fell from aloft
to the deck, sustaining very luinful
injuries. No sooner did the accident
occur than a doctor was sent fur and
examination revealed lhat both logs
hail been broken. Hospital aecomo*
dalion was then sought, and a place
lor him was scoured In the St. Jo-
soph's. A nurse was also secured,
and even for the removal of the man
from the ship fo the launch which
brought him ashore a physii Ian was.
engaged to see that the undertaking
was pro/'rly carried out. Tlie man
had to have the best treatment, as
before many French ships sail, their
crews arc insured, and this insurance' provides for every .comfort in
case of accident,
A PICKANINNY PROTEGE
Mrs. Gazena Lightfoot, ol Montgomery, Ala., has in her menage, a
.ickaiiiiiliy protege who has been
taiightto recite the words from the
.naster, "It is 1. Be not' afraid."
'.v'lk-n the little fellow came before
.he negro Sunday school, where he
was to do his part, he was ashy with
,tagp fright, but witli bis small
.one lull of tears, and trembling like
jiilves' foot jelly, he managed lo
say: " 'Taint,nobody but mc. Doau'
get skeared."—Argonaut.
FULL MEASURE.
"I always remember in my col
ege days," recalls a well known
.dentist,- "paying a visit witli a
couple of friends to an eccentric old
.lurk butcher at Oxford.
" 'How     much   is pork a yard? "
asked one of us.    (This was a joke)
'Ten    shillings,'    promptly    replied thc old lellow.
" 'Then  I'll  take a yard.'
" 'Where's your money?'
"Hall a sovereign was laid down.
Tlie old man quickly pocketed flic
coin, and then produced three pig's
feet, witli the quiet remark: 'Three
feet make one yard.'
"We marched out in silence."
The 22-ton hell at thc Sucre Coeur
church In Palis Is tolled by electricity.' A single choir hoy can do tho
work which lot mcrly took five men.
A  CONNOISSEUR.
"Charming! Exquisite! Perfectly
delightful!" she exclaimed, pep-ring
through her pince-nez at the young
artist's latest picture.
"I am glad you like it," lie said,
witli becoming modestly.
"Like if? Could anybody help
liking il? So (original! That ip)n>;r
little animal with thc funny long
legs in the right-hand loroground
What a delicious conceit! How can
you imagine such impossible things,
Mr. D'Aubrc?"
"lini—er—you mean this?" he asked, pointing to llie strange thing
in the lower corner.
"Yes, of course."
"Er—li'in—that is my signature.
OLD AGE PENSIONS.
George McCrae, M.P., for East
Edinburgh, has not only no difficulty
with regard lo old age pensions, but
is preparing a scheme oi bis own. At
a meeting in Edinburgh he stated
that he did not sec why it should ',e
beyond the power ol this .run y to
formulate a workable scheme, il was
a quo.tion, he remarked with ,'.m-
ing naivete, about which the most
difficult part was thc funds. lie
thought, however, he saw a way I'y
whicli a feasible scheme inigit be introduced without being a burden on
the state, and he expects 'o e able
to evolve il in tangible shape 'aler
ou.
Hans   Richter,
nerian conductor,
the eminent Wag-
left Austria    and
to jest lor your amusement in the
same spirit as I would allow a monkey to play lor you, hut 1 had no
idea that alter allowing him three
extensions ol time, that like thc monkey, be would bite tlio hand that
patted him." (laughter.) He would
not answer Mr. Mclnnes because that
gentleman was insincere That gentleman wns an advocate. He had at
one time bitterly 'denounced Mr.
Smith and was now an advocate for
him. Mr. Mclnnes might not lie driven
out of public life.
Mr. Mclnnes, "No. you could    not
drive mc out."
Mr.     Wolley,     "But he could be
bought out." ('Laughter.)
Mr. Andrew Haslam said il he
were in Mr. Mclnnes' place lie would
be very sorry to endorse the action
of the Liberal government in the Yu-
i n, in tine treatment of British Columbia, or as exemplified through the
courts of Ontario. Tbe Liberal government was not worthy of support
[jy any honest British Columbian
with the interests ol his province at
heart. Taxation is the basis ol contract nnd Viole'sjitimalc expciuliluore
of taxation for the benefit ol thc people was the duty ol any government.
When a .government collects money
Irom a people more than they expend
it was not right, lie denied Mr. Mc.
Iniies' statement that the ipulilio debt
had decreased. It had increased $»,-
1111,111111 since the Liberal party came
into power.
Mr. Mclnnes—Thnljs not true'.
Mr. Haslam retorted lhat it was a
fact. When the Conservatives had a
surplus they lound Hint thc afinlrs Of
the country could be run lor lcVs
money, so they too oil the duty o
tea nnd coffee. No such evidence
faitl'.f li.crrs hail been shown by ?h
Lib. n I' «'no tlicy came into power
lie itgu dlli.it belter tonus was not
a party i sin', hut Ihc Liberals had
ignored every effort made hy the unit lm] efforts of both Liberals and Conservatives of British Columbia to get
belter terms. Mr. Mclnnes had admitted that. They hail exacted, the
greatest amount from the people and
given the least for it. He believed
lhat when the province entered Confederation, Alex. McKcnzie was Premier and he was not aware that he
was a Conservative.      ,
Mr. Mclnnes—He only canve into
power in 1871?
All this province n,jked lor was
justice and Mr. Dental's statement,
was il any injustice could lie made
it Would be immediately relieved if
ihe Conservative party were in power.
At the time the Conservatives passed the act taking thc duty off lumber, there was the Wilson bill before
flic United Stales house whicli provided thai if any country took the
duty lakiii off any product 'going from
flic .United Slates, the United States
would reciprocate. The Conservatives put that act through on the
understanding that the hill vvas only
to go into effect it thc Wilson bill
came into effect. The Conservative
government went out soon alter, and
the Liberals used the bill to purchase
votes iu the Northwest.
"It was two years after lhat before the Liberals were in power,"
said Mr. Mclnnes.
Mr. Haslam denied this and the al'
tcrcatioii was stopped by Mr. Wol
ley crying, "Break away, gentleman,
Mr. Haslam said it was only to
break away." (Laughter,)
retain votes iu the Northwest that
the Liberals refused Income to the
relief of Hie British Columbia lumber
Industry,
The Liberals hail put coal oil on
the free list and yet tile price ol coal
oil was higher than .bclore the duty
was taken oil. The only persons to
profit by taking tlie duty off wns the
Standard Oil Comoany. That being,
the case, it was a question whether
the Liberal campaign funds had not
aHio been beneilleil. On thru Grand
Trunk ..Pacific, Mr. Haslam said tho
Liberals proposeii the people ol the
country 'should provide scvwi-elghths
ol the lunils, and then hand it over
to a company.. On tlio' oilier hand
the Conservatives proposed lo supply a|l the money, and own the road
and build It, both from east and
west. If buill as now proposed
without any Intention of beginning
al this end, it would he a great men'
mm
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all the different Colors
Brown is a  Leader
th'iis Season
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MENS'  SWEATERS     i
BOYS'  SWEATERS^
'Fall and Winter Underwear for Men, g
Women and Children.
LADIES'GOLF JACKETS
Hosiery for Men, Women and Children.
MENS' HEAVY TO PSHIRTS
Gum Boots, Rubbers, Granite ware,
Lamps, Tinware! Crockery,
FAMILY GROCERIES
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♦    For $6.oo
4^  Wo will give you a  genuine 4}
£ 7-Jf wclcd   Wallham or Elgin
J watch.    Should you like    to
get a higher grade, we  have
them all lu different   makes-
Yin Gold, Silver and DIM
4   up to Silo
4%
i   Pon'l   miss to get one   ot
Y our Repeating Alarm Clocks..
▼ As long as they last
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at $1.75
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Watchmaker,     Jeweler     and
' Optician.
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► Ladysmith, B. C.
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Simon Leiser&
Company
Ltd.
LADYSMITH
8ATACa-: STREET
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QEOROE YUEN
Merchant Taylor
All kinds of clothing cleaned and'
repaired.
Take a Trip East
OVER THE
Canadian Pacific
N .A' is your time lu get your winter
supply ol wood, we will deliver jou funr-
foot dry wood, which is iqn 1 to three
r'eks of 16 Inch wood, lor $2 BO
J. M. LEIGH,
NOTICE.
Persons   lound   using our   Patent.
Bottle or Stoppers alter this notice,.
will be prosecuted.
RUMMING BflOS.
Pioneer Soda Water Works.
Ladysinith, B.C.   '
CLOCK WITHOUT A DIAL.
Peterborough cathedral has the
oldest working clock In England. It
was erected about 1320 and is probably the work ol a monastic cluck-
maker It is the only one known
that is wound'up over an old woollen wheel. Thc wheel is about 12
feet in circumference, and the gal-
vanlzedcable about Mill feet in length,
supports a leaden weight of 3 cwt,,
which has In ho wound up'daily. The
clock chamber is in the norlhweH
lower, some 120 feel high, where the
sunlight has not penetrated lor hundreds of years, and the winding is
done by tlie light of a candle. The
gong is tlie great tenor'ol the cathedral, which weighs 32 cwt, and it is
struck hourly hy an 801b. hammer.
The clotk has no dial. The time is
shown on the main wheel nl the csca-
pemeVil, which goes round once in
two hours.
settled in England some years ago'a,,.c to.tho working people. TI16 an
because he could make five times as t.t-alien bill did not keep out the poor-
much money in England as in Vlcn- Cst class ol liliiropcan labor, nnd
•in,- he has a large family lo support (,iiCsc would overrun the country,
and launch in the world. Last month .|.|lis WttK t|lc j^ Sp,,n|1(,r m$ ine
he presided once more over the Bay- meeting broke up alter singing "God
reuth festival. Save the.Klng.
AND OET
I
YOUR MONEY'S WORTH.
REDUCED RATES
Tickets 00 Sale   October 3rd, 4th,
and 5th.
2 TRAINS DAILY.
FINE ACCOMMODATION.
B. C. COAST SERVICE
SS.  Princess Victoria sails daily
at 7 p.m. lor Seattle, and at 7.30
a.m. lor Vancouver.
Steamers lor Skagway, West Coast
and Northern B. C. ports,
Trunks
Va'TM,  Telescope drips, Deess
Suit Cases.   All Leather Ooods.
20
Per Cent Lower* than
- fr.lswhere
20
Enterprise Harness Store,
H. BRYANT,   Proprietor
Victoria Crescent, Nauiin 0.
A general meeting ol the Committee III charge of Ralph Smith's campaign In Ladysmith will be held at
the Committee Rooms on 1st Avenue, on
THURSDAY tVENING
at 7.30.
liy order,
D. GOfJRLAY,
Secretary.
FIREWOOD.
Shingle spelts, good cedar wood,
(2 a load, (cord, more or less), delivered.   Leave orders at office of
LADYSMim LUMBFR CO.
BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT
PRICES.
Repairing and making to order   a
speciality.
THOHAS MCEWAN
1st Avenue,  Ladysmith, B. C.
HOTEL    LELANI).
(T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)
One block Irom C.P.R. Depot and
steamboat wharves. Newly renovate
cd. and re-modelled. Rates $2 per
day. Corner Granville and Hastings
streets.   Telephone 11,
THE RldHT PLACE
D. J. MATKESON,
rtERCHANT TAYLOR
ft Ave. Ladysiv ill
SEE
Harry Kay
for artistic Painting and Paperhahg-
ing. Picture Framing.
FIRST AVENUE, Ladysmith.
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