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Ladyshith Daily Ledger
PUBLISHED IN THE LEADER OFFICE
VOL. a, jjD
£
TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 1404.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BETTER TERMS AND
GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC
Chief Topics Dealt With By Sir Chas, Hflv
bert Tupper at Last Night's Pub'
lie Meeting
Sir Charles IIMbcrl Tupper lor
two hours last night addressed the
electors on behalf of Mr. Wolley, I'he
Conservative candidate, and though
it was wet and disagreeable outside,
the opera house was crowded to hear
him. Mr. Cowanj ol Vancouver, who
had also been expected, (lid not arrive, as he spoke in Victoria at one
ol the Conservative meetings there.
Mr. Alex. Bryden, who was chairman, invited opposing candidates or
their representatives to take a scat
on thc platform and then called on
Sir Charles Klibbcrl Tupper.
Sir    Hibbert iu opening remarked
that alter all, this was not a trial of
wits;    they were not going to cast
their votes on Thursday just because
Ralph .Smith could speak bet ter than
Mr.    Wolley, or that Mr.   Mclnnes,
"Thp    boy orator," could demolish J
anything in the province on tile pull-,
lie platform.   There were tremendous
issues in this campaign, yet it was j
strangely one ol the shortest on   record.   Thc CI.T.P. contract was     a
complicated affair and yet the people'
were only given thirty days to con-;
sidcr this,important subject or that
other great question of better terms.
Mr. Ilorden waSsCi'iticizcil because of
thc telegram sent to the speaker in
reference to these issues, a telegram
that bound Mr. Borden as much as a
public man could lie bound. Mr. Mc-
Iiiiuv had tried to throw doubt on
thc sincerity ol that telegram, bul
Liberals might doubt the sincerity of
telegrams bearing in mind one sent
hy the leader of the Liberal parly in
I8II8 promising that the wishes of
tlie people of tho west would prevail
in regard lo the Chinese head tax, a
promise that was not more than half j
carried through yet, and not till j
11)02 or 1903. Mr. Borden, iu his,
telegram gives an absolute pledge for
a transcontinental line owned by the
popple, instead ol a line built by thc
people and handed over for the benefit
ol a corporation. Then, as to .better
terms British Columbia, because of
the difference of conditions between it
and thc other provinces, wa'.,- absolutely unable to pay its way without
heavy taxes. There was no comparison between the cost of civil government here and the flat countries of
the oast. Aside, however, from the
physical conditions the cost of the
other provinces for carrying on thc
province was a mere bagatelle compared with British Columbia. Tlie
lax gatherer cannot tic stopped irn
less we have a rearrangement of the
terms with the Dominion. It wns argued that this was not a party (question, Why should not this be a part)
question? Sir Wilfrid had put lnl'
foot down and said that tho treat.-
ment of the Provinces must lie on a
uniform basis, irrespective of conditions, something that would nut dn
justice to British Columbia. Mr.
Borden, on the other hand, said that
Britisli Columbia's case was unique
und mi nil ed special treatment and
promised to grant a remedy il the
Conservatives came into power, 'lhc
question at this election was not one
ol individuals, but, what parly uould
do most benefit to tbe |icoplc of British Columbia, Mr. Smith was committed to a very important position
by his vote in parliament! Mr. Smith
according to the press said at Nanaimo he had voted against the Trcad-
gold concession in parliament. If that
vote had carried .the government must
have resigned. Therefore that would
show that Mr. .Smith had denounced
thc government by his vote; and yet
he now was in favor n! thai government. On'May 13, 1903, the resolution he supported practically charged
tlio government, with [raud and having
had committed a gross wrong iu illegally passing the order In council I0r
thc Trcadgold. concession. 'Let Mr.
Smith, have thc courage ol his action
then and denounce thc government be,
fore the election as ho did lielore parliament hy his vote. (Applause.) But
that was not the only iniquity ot thc
government in the Yukon. They had
steadily taken front the prospector
the opportunities to. profit by his
skill and enterprise and had thrown
theso into the hands ol monopolists.
The result, as everyone knew, was to
drlvo the miners out ol tho country,
and this subject was particularly interesting because Mr. Mclnnes, their
former member had voted for tlie
resolution in which he (the speaker)
had made his charges against thc
nial-adininistrartion in the Yukon. So
that Mr. Mclnnes stood in the same
position as Mr. Smith of condemning llie government. The Liberal leader, when he came to this province,
before his party "got into power,
preached to theni what lie called the
gospel of free trade. "That was the
gospel, mow let us deal with the revelations" said Sir Ilibliert. At tbat
time, too, Sir Wilfrid pledged they
should not deal with the claims .ol
any province without the consent ol
the others being obtained. Yet they
gave Prince Edward Island double its
subsidy by readjustment. Out of its
own mouth tire government wns condemned. In 1803 thc Liberals had
bound themselves by their platform
to eliminate all protective features
Irom thc tariff. Mad they done so?
It was well known that they had not
kept that promise—though the speaker did not complain ol protection as
a Conservative. The Liberal njioinlnor.
oi the province in the house at the
last session argued that the competition of the United States iu free
lumber was not lair to thc people,
yet the argument they now used to
excuse the government was the cheap
one that llie Conservatives had put
lumber on .the tree list. Suppose the
Conservatives had done a wrong, was
it right lo uilow another government
to plead this to maintain a wrong?
When Mr. Foster put rough lumber
on the Ireo list in 18114 Sir Richard
Cartwright had himself said "So far
good." Thc reason this was done
was because thc Wilson reciprocity
bill was then before the United States Congress and it was to gel ' the
benefit ol that bill that rough lumber was put on thc free list. The
United States did not put the Wilson bill in lorce and the Conservatives, it they were put in power,
would i replace protection on rough
lumber and shingles, the latter put
on the free list by the Liberals. The
Liberals had been quite ready'to give
the United States a preference
against (treat Britain and until the
time ol the Jubilee were decrying
"tin pot titles." Then these same
men became Sir Wilfrid and Sir William and so ou all down thc line until they had exhausted all the titles
at the disposal of the Crown anil one
ul them accepted the honor of the
Yellow Jacket from the Emperor of
China. (Laughter.) Sir Hibbert,
touching on the surplus, said it was
no credit, bul thc reverse to have
liuge surpluses. The Liberals had
cried out pledges of reducing expenditure, yet they had increased the
expenditure irom {311,000,000 in the
last year the Conservatives were
iu power; and in ltloi-5 their estimate was no less than $79,000,000.
Regarding the Oraittl Trunk Pacific,
Sir Wilfrid had said that under government ownership the lnter-Colou-
ial had never earned the expenses of
running. Yet the blue hooks showed
surpluses earned by the road iiirder
Conservatives,
Here the speaker was Interrupted
by ono man in the audience asking
what that hud to do with British
Columbia.
Sir Hibbert replied that it hud a
great deal to do with Ilritish Columbia, since this province paid more In
proportion to the general levenuo of
Canada than any other province. Mr.
Ralph Smith had gone lo parliament
as a representative ol Labor, hut he
had not been true to the Labor party. Mr. Smith had in parliament,
voted against the provision to pie-
servo the work on thc Brand Trunk
Pacific lor Canadians, although a
short time before he had said such a
clause should bo visited in I lie clfn-
tract.
The lormcr Intorrupllniiit 'nc were
renewed so trcflucnlly that thorn Were
cries nf ''Put him out." .Sir Hibbert
and the chairman both offered to lit
tho gentleman have a chance to
speak Irom tlie platform, hut he did
not come forward.'
Sir Hlbbort proceeded tint, Mr,
Smith's excuso was that he voted
against the resolution because it wvt
not a general lav/. Yet the present
government had put a similar pulsion    In lorce ns regards the Otow'"
SEHITQB TEMPIEMIN10 DISQUIETING NEWS FBOM
SPEU fO-nW
Comes From Victoria to Take
Hand in Ralph Smith's
Meeting
Conservatives Holding Rally
at NanaimcvClose to Polling Day
The day alter to-monow, polling-
day, will put an end to tlie general
election and all three sides are putting in their final clinching arguments lo persuade the electors as to
the best way to vote. Tonight Mr.
Smith has his last public meeting in
Lailysmith. Senator Tcmplcman, ol
one ol thc speakers. The chair will
be taken at half-past seven sharp,
and the Opera How* is likely to be
crowded.
The Conservatives hold forth at
Nanaimo this evening, Sir Hibliort
Tupper being one ol those who will
malic addresses.
At Mount Sicker another meeting
in favor nf Mr. Sinlt.li is being held.
Win. Sloan, the Liberal candidate for
CcmiDX-Allin ami W. W. B. Mclnnes,
will speak there.
Russian Warships Sailing Prom
Vigo Causes jNaval Active
ity at the Rock
Defences Have Been Manned
and British Fleet Clears
Eor Action
BENKENDORFF
AND THE KING
Russian Ambassador Received
in Audience and Has Cor/
dial Interview
Nest Pass railway. Cniili.iulnii, the
speaker snid the government had por-
peltratod a fraud In the Allen Labor
(Continued on Page Four.)
Loudon, Nov. 1.—Count Ucnkcn-
dorff, the Russian ambassador, was
received in audience by King Edward tins afternoon. It is assumed
that the ambassador was the hearer
of a message Irom Emperor Nicholas,
Ambassador lienkcnilurff hud a most
(cordial interview with the King, who
it is understood expressed, lor uraus-
iiiission to St. Petersburg, satisfaction at the present method ol settling the dispute. Up lo the time
lie saw. thc King, Count licnkcndorff
had received uo notification that a
detachment oi officers from the Russian squadron at Vigo would attend
the session of tlie international cotn-
. mission, nor had he heard ot tho
sailing of the squadron Irom Vigo.
The ambassador hoped, however, to
relieve without delay Information
concerning thc olliccrs detached. The
ambassador Informal thc Associated
Press that "tlie departure of the
squadron would naturally follow the
detachment of these olliccrs in
cordancu with thc arrangements reached lietween himself and Secretary
Lansdowne last week. Nothing has
yet been decided regarding the details nl the international commission
Another cabinet meeting has been announced lor Wednesday to consider
the Anglo-Russian convention covering the inquiry into the North Sea
incident.
Count Benkcudorff had a long con-
fcreuc.e last cvoning with Premier
Ballour. Lord Selborne, First Lord
of thc Admiralty, as well as Foreign Secretary Lansdowne, were present. It was stated| that the draft
ot the proposed convention relative
to the scope, composition and venue
oi the intermitiimul commission wns
drawn up. As this niust.be submitted to St.Petersburg for acceptance
or revision, it will necessarily entail delay. The lack of Information
vouchsafed ollicially lo the Ilritish
press regarding tho causes ol these
delays, leads to all kinds ot sugges-
lioni. of bad faith on (he part ol
Russia and tends to spread rumors
fur whicli It is difficult to find adequate reasons.
The government, has received a notification from the British consul at
Vigo that tlie [tii.sian sl|iiadron hud
sailed today and some irritation was
'felt at the fact that the Russian
government hud failed previously to
Inotify the government regarding the
I detachment ol Ihe olliccrs. Ambassador Bcnkciutnrff is hourly expecting
official advices while tho foreign of-
' llro. obviously Is annoyed at not
knowing that Russia bail carried but
her part of tho bargain, no serious
coKcqiionccs are anticipated! It was
| officially    stated  to the Associated
Press that with the except! il thc
foregoing mlssinn to notify the government, no hitch has occurred.
PRISONER BREAKS
OUT OF LOCK/UP
McGregor, Held For Robbery Escapes By
Prying Open Jail Bars and Vanishes
From Sight
Vigo, Spain, Nov. I.—All the Russian warships left here at 8 o'clock
this morning.
Heavy tiring was heard in the offing this morningf It was attributed to artillery practice.
GIBRALTAR PREPARED
Gibraltar, Nov. 1.—The garrison
has been mobilized and thc artillerymen have been ordered to take up
their positions at thc different batteries of rock. The Channel squadron has been ordered to be in rcad-
iucrv at  i moment's notice,
Vice Admiral Bercslord's flagship,
the battleship Caesar, has just fired
a gun recalling all the officers ot
the Channel squadron on board thcir
respective ships. All the ships arc
cleared lor action.
British warships strictly patrolled
the straits all night long. They in-j
tcrecpted a collier, the Loudon
Bridge, bound Irom Barry for Po.'t
Said and brought her in here ar
noon.
NC EXPLANATION.
London, Nov. 1.—(0.22 p.m.) There
is no explanation yet of the apparently alarming telegrams from Gibraltar, but at the Admiral ly the movements ol tlie. warships there arc slated lo be in completion ol the plans
for mobi.i/.ation, although Gibraltar
sap, the, mobilization terminated om
Sunday. There appears to have brcn
some conlliction iu thc orders issued
which has possibly accounted for the
fleets movements, Both al the Foreign Office and at the Russian Embassy il is positively stated that
there is no hitch in the negotiations
except Russia's failure lo notify I lie
British government of thc names of
the officers detached Irom ile Russian squadron. The preparations
caused disquietude as the regular
mobilization terminated on Oct. .'iiilh
All the quick firing butteries have
been manned this afternoon and detachments ol infantry have been detailed for duty on thc coinnierial and
detached moles. The search light
stations are  being strictly guarded.
Villagarcia, Spain, Nov. 1.— The
Ilritish llrst class armored cruiser
Bacchante, flagship ol Rear Admiral
cruiser division ul the Mediterranean
Sir Baldwin Walker, commanding thc
Heel anchored iu the harbor this
morning. The British cruiser Doris
arrived during the day with despatches lor thc fleet here and lelt
again this afternoon. Villagarcia is
about 25 miles north of Vigo.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 1.— Il was
publically announced here yesterday
that an officer from each of tbe four
Russiuh warships which participated
ill llie firing in the North Sea, during the night ol Oct. 21, and 22,
would be detained to appear before
the International commission and
that the squadron would proceed.
They arc the watch olliccrs who were
on duty at the time the affair occurred. OI course, Admiral Rojestvensky Is not among them. They arc
rotiirning to St. Petersburg.
Private Information received here
confirms the Vigo report that the
Russian cruiser Aurora was struck )>y,
missiles [mm the other Russian ships
Russian warships which participated
torcd by a shell. The Admiralty,
however, declares il has not had any
confirmation ot the report.
The spirit ol Halloween entered
even the seldom tenanted precincts oi
the jail last evening and McGregor,
the prisoner arrested yesterday on
suspicion of having stolen some cloth
ing in thc vicinity of the Whcatsheaf
Hotel, prepared a little joke lor Mr.
Cassidy, the provincial constable.
McGregor was being held until someone could arrive this morning to
identify the stolen property.. Me was
apparently quite reconciled to his
fate and about five o'clock in tlie evening complained of feeling ill and
cold so was allowed to sit by the
fire in the jail corridor. Mr. Cassidy was obliged to leave lor a short
time to secure food for the prisoner,
and on his return found the jail empty. The bars of thc corridor window bad been pried apart aud    Mc-
Grcgor once more got his foot on his
native heath and incidentally had
rung in an 'Halloween joke on the
authorities.      F.<«n   Ins Imtiriaii
At once the alarm was sent forth,
telephone and telegraph wires were
put into requisition, the waterfront
was watched and probably McGregor
will soon he in custody again.
It is believed that the man is probably mixed up in something worse
than sneak thieving, for it is reported that he was seen in Nanaimo recently with quite a roll of money
in his possession.
This is not his first visit to Ladysmith, lie was.here once belore and
neglected to pay his board before
leaving.
RAILWAY BELT ENTRIES.
For the year ending June 30 nearly fifty per cent, more homestead entries have been made at the Kam-
loops land office of thc Dominion
government than were registered the
previous year. From Kamloops is
administered all the land known as
thc "twenty-mile railway belt," lying between thc Rocky mountain on
the cast and Spcnccs Bridge on thc
west, and owned by the federal government. According to Government
Agent James Banner man, the principal locations this season were made
around Endcrby and Salmon Arm,
homesteaders selected some splendid
land. Last year a number tiled homesteads south uf Ducks, on what is
known as the Bostock lease. Some
of thc entries have liecn subject to'
dispute—on llie ground that the land
did not conic within thc Homestead
Act, bul    many had    been granted.
The total eutrie* scattered throughout the length ol the belt and registered here numbered a hundred and
seventy-eight up to the end of June.
In 10113 the total was ninety.one,
and in 1902, eighty-eight. "Land is
being nettled upon today that would
not have been looked at five years
ago as fit for husbandry," said Mr.
Bannerman to a correspondent ol the
Province. We have many inquiries
lor information regarding homesteads
in this belt, but as there is no literature on the subject we are forced
to take the matter up by correspondence and supplement this by sending out the Provincial government's
literature. OI course thc nature ol
the country is such that only in
spots is really good land available,
particularly in the black valleys,
some little distance from transportation, but belore many years are
gone it will all be settled upon, so
great is the demand for free lands."
NEWFOUNDLAND ELECTIONS.
St. John's, Nlld., Nov. 1. - Thc
first returns from the Newfoundland
general election show thai Mr. Mac-
key, Conservative, has been re-elected at Brigus, on Conception Hay,
and Mr. Mnddnck, Liberal, lias been
elected lor Carbouncar, also on Conception Buy. Thin Is exactly tho
same as at the time ofthe last contest and affords no chance of judging the ultimate result.
THROW SHELLS AT
JAPANESE TRENCHES
Russians Make Attack On Central Army
By MoonLight But Are Repulsed After
Several Hours Action
Gen. Kuroki's headquarters, Oct.
31, vis Fusan, Nov. 1.—The Russians took advantage ol the bright
moon light lout night to cannonade
the Japanese front positions on the
left wing of the central army, but
were repulsed after nil action which
lasted several hours, during which
both infantry and artillery fire was
brisk and continuous until daylight.
The Japanese to-day, for the first
time replied to the Russian bombard
ment, which has been frequent for
several days past.
SKIRMISHING.
St. Petersburg, Nov. l.-Gcn. Sakharoff reports that the night passed
quietly. According to today's despatches from the theatre ol war no
general engagement has yet begun.
There was some skirmishing yesterday hut nothing serious. No Japanese offensive has developed si Inr,
the official reports show although ind
ices from the extreme east are belated. Gen. Kaulbars who is to succeed Gen. Kuropatkin in command ol
the Firs army, has arrived here. He
is a man ot great energy and resource and was commander of a
corps during the Boxer rebellion in
China.
NO NEW MOVE.
Mukden, Nov. 1.—Thc situation is
rather puzzling, neither side is ap.
parcntly willing to assume - genuine
offensive move, although thc Japanese arc showing activity. They ar.e
rorlifying themselves, however, as
they intend to winter in their present positions.
SHANGHAIED.
Che Foo, Nov. 1 .—The officers and
rcw ot the Russian torpedo boat
destroyer Rycshitelni, cut out of
this harbor August 12 by thc Japf
anesc, departed tonight lor Shanghai
where they wi 1 join the crew of the
Russian cruiser Askold.
DROWNING
AT NANAIMO
RUSSIAN LOAN.
London, Nov. I.—A Brussels despatch says that a Russian loan ol
1.270,000,000 was signed on Saturday
The Rothschilds guarantee tho success ol the whole loan,
W. II. llartmaii, who arrived in
Nanainio oa Saturday Irom Vancouver was • found drowned on the
beach near tho fan-house of No, 1
Shalt, Nanaimo, this morning. The
body was without lint coat or money <ir anything that could identify
the body. There was a slight abrasion on the forehead and inquiry,
will ho held to find nut if possible
whether it is a ease ol suicide or
foul play. Hartmnn was missing
since yesterday forenoon.
o
A new railroad planned to    scale
I Grays peak, near Dillon, Col.,  will
j attain a height  of at least 200 feet
greater than the road which climbs
Pike's peak,        ( ,   ,,,,,.
FUNERAL OF
MRS. JONES
Clad in thc     wedding dress   that
she wore lor the first time so    few
years    ago.     thc late Airs. Walter
. Jones, was laid in her last resting.
place this afternoon.    So many were
the friends who attended the funeral
from the home of the parents,    Mr.
'and Mrs. D. J. Thomas, Roberts St,
Ito the Church ol England, that   tho-
'church was hardly large enough    to
hold all.    The service was read   by
.the rector, Rev. R. Bowcn and    the
Dead March was played by Mr. F.G.
JAshton.    Masses of beautiful flowers
were sent by Iricnds ns a mark   ol
sympathy, and thc Ladysmitli Aerie
o, Eagles attended in a body.   The
pall-bearers were Messrs. J.   Adam,
W. W. Walkcm,     K. McKaskill,   B.
Cairns, Walter Raines and D. Mur-
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KEEP COOL.
There seems to be a snarling spirit
in the Russian press over thc North
Sea incident and it is not likely to
be softened by thc warlike tones of
some ol the British press. One St.
Petersburg paper takes the outrageous view that thc British govcrniuroiiti
is taking a most dishonorable course
to injure the Baltic Heel and arranging a Japanese ambuscade for the
Czar's shijir. The fact is that the
British government hail asked
calm, dignified manner under trying
conditions ami the Russian ambassador in Luudoii seems equally unx-
iouTto settle The troulble wibhOuVloo
greatly injuring the national pride.
The trouble is that the general pub-
lie oi each nation can have its anger
aroused and passions inflamed tiy the
yelpings ot the sensational press,
which is careless to what utterances
may lead, so long as thc excitement
can be kept alive.
ELECTIONS:
Thc recurrence  of  the presidential
election    iu     the United Stales has
raised  a discussion  in that country
as to whether it would not be better
lo have the term of the President six
years instead of four.   The proposal
seems     to have come from thc business classes, because of the disorganization and interruption to thc ordinary course of commercial affairs   in
that country every presidential year
The     idea    ol those who lavor the
change is that with the longer tenure
ol office there should be no rcnoinina-
tion lor a second term.   While there
is, perhaps, much to commend a pix
years' term, however, it seems to us
that one grave objection lies ill the
' lact that the United States has    m
such machinery as we in thc Empire
possess for getting rid of a government so soon as it is apparently obnoxious to the country at large.. No
matter what takes place the President holds office lor his full term nf
four years; and to make it six would
mean to shoulder on the country lor
a longer period a man ol whom   they
might be utterly tired.   With us, of
course, a government defeated in the
house     is forced to resign and give
place to those whom the .people prefer.    But there is still a great deal
in thc argument used thnt the presidential     year interrupts thc steady
cuurse ol business progress, because
ol its uncertainly and the amount ol
time    devoted to politics.   Wc have
been experiencing the same sort    ol
trouble ourselves, though perhaps, to
a lesser extent, as our elections conic
suddenly and arc soon over.   Wc have
in the past lew years in British Col-1
umhia been suffering the samo trouble ol which our neighbors speak, but
not from the cause—that wc knew an
election would conic at a ccrlriin date
—but because we were so unsettled
that elections  followed one another
in loo     rapid succession.   However,
that     was thc process of evolution
from a personal government to party
government and hereafter wc arc likely to be morc settled In our methods
Thc     various members of the local
legislature are now arrayed on    the
one side or another according to their
party affiliation and wc do not anti
cipate such a scries of turmoil again
as we have recently gone through. It
would do no harm, however, and
might be beneficial, if the life of our
local legislature were extended to five
years as in the Dominion parliament,
instead ol the present four year Iterm.
Too much politics is not good, and
many people oltcn lose sight of the
real Fundamental aim of government,
to carry on the business of the country to the best advantage. They imagine frequently that the chief aim
should be to get their own party in
power and keep it there by hook or
by crook, glorifying their party above
their country aud never giving their
opponents credit for any good thing,
but rather killing a just measure ithan
to be beholden to their opponents for
tics, a feeling that is fostered and
tics, a fceliag that is fostered and
fed by the professional (Politician who
seeks, under the guise of his couu
try's good, his own ambitious advantage.
o	
A SOMNOCYCLIST.
The ghostly apparition which, at
different times, has startled belated
pedestrians in Fort Dodge was run
down alter an exciting chase and
proved lo be a young girl, a daughter of Ralph Kittcngcr, a prominent
business man, who had acquired the
habit ol taking a midnight bicycle
ride in her sleep clad only in her
nightdress.
For many weeks at a certain huur
the whitc-robed figure lias made its
appearance, ?cdalling wildly down
thc avenue lor several squares, with
the spectral drapery flying behind.
In a few moments the figure would
come back at the same mad pace,
and pass from sight al the point
where it first appeared. Tlie ghost
has been the talk of the town. The
wise ones predicted it portended dire
disaster to the community. Young
men who had been owlish in thcir
habits look to staying home at night
and no one dared appear un the
haunted avenue at the time the ap
paritlon was known to appear.
Finally, however, two young men
decided to investigate. Tlicy took
their bicycles to the point where the
ghost had been seen Unit to appear
prepared to give chase. They had
not long to wait. A flash of while,
a momentary exposure of small, fail
feet on the Hying pedals and the up
pariation was by them. Inslanth
they were in full pursuit. They rode
tlie race of their lives. They gained
gradually on the spectre and in
short time werc alongside. Then
they discovered lhc truth.
The apparent ghost was a young
lady ol their acquaintance. Thc tig
ure paid no attention lo tli»in, but
pedaled steadily forward. Within
block of her home, her wheel struck
a stone and Miss Kittcngcr fell in ;
heap, scrcaaming.
When the young men gallantly pick
cd her up there was another scream
She hunted. She was carried to tlie
house, where thc mystery was ex
plained. She had been a somnambulist for years, and unknown to the
others ol the household had become
a somuo-cyclist.
SHE BOLTED TIIE PIE.
The usual    solemn proceedings    ol
Chicago's  Divorce  Court are   some
times so     enlivened as to cause    a
smile.
"Tell" your story," said Jjtdgc
Dunne to John Olcnloch, who sought
divorce irom his wife Katharine
"We had been married for fourteen
years," began tne talc of Ofcnloch
history, "bul on thc 1st day of last
luly something happened.
Mr. Ofcnloch paused, and there
seemed lo be sad reminiscence in his
eyes as he ga/.cd slowly about the
oiirtroom.
"Well?" queried the Judge.
"Well," repeated Mr. Ofcnloch, "on
that day a friend came lo mc at the
factory where I worked and he gave
mc a note. 'The neighbors say in
Ibis you ought to go home about
now,' said my friend, 'and you might
gel a surprise.'
" 'I don't think much ol surprises'
I said, 'but I'll go just for fun.'
"So I went. I got to my house
and 1 kind of walked quiet into lhc
dining-room. There was a fine meal
set out, bul r did not think it was
for me. There was a big pie. I
looked at It, and then I went into
other rooms. In one room I saw a
man, I didn't know him, and you bet
I didn't bow. I walked back to the
dining-room and there was my wife.
"Judge, you should have seen her
jump. 'What brings you home at
ihis lime?' she said.
" 'I'm just kind of looking lor
something,' I said, sorter carclcss-
llkc. She tumbled into a cnair near
the tiig pie. 'Who's that man?' I asked, 'lie just walked in while passing—I guess he was tired,' she saldl
What's thai?' I shouted, lor it was
peculiar, all right. She trembled
like everything, hut she did'iit explain. She just ate up the whole pie
as quick as a wink. That was all
tne excusing she could do, I walked
out.
Anything morc?" suggested Mr.
Otmiloch's lawyer.
"Sure," declared the witness. "The
man—I heard he was Billy Grady—
acted pretty funny, too. When she
ate the pie I thought I'd get an axe
right off. Bul then 1 thought again,
and instead, I took the man by tlio
neck and put him in thc alley. He
pulled out a big black bottle ol
whiskey. 'Forget it,' he said 'Forget it and have a drink.1 " .
Mr. Ofcnloch ceased. "But I wont
forget it," he suddenly announced
wilh emphasis, whiih rang through
the court-tooin. The evidence was
ordered written up.
MINTING,   PAPER  HANQINO,
BTC.
Work done properly and at right
prices. Shop and residence in rear
f Ladysmitli Hotel.
J. E. SMITH, Prop.
LADYSMITH AERIE    NO. 080, F.
O. E.    :-:       :-:       :-:       '-i
Meets in the Opera House 1st and
3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.   Worthy
President,    A. A. Davis;   Worthy
Secretary, C. H. Rummings.
W.G. Fraser
Merchant Tailor
(ist Avenue)
Pall Stock Just Arrival,
nil get your p!
Cull early
k o' the lii'-gest and lies'.
Any
Kind
of
Job
Printing
Done Promptly and
WELL
At
THE
LEDGER
Office
On Ist Avenue
All Work  Done at
Reasonable Rates
Ail Naples is_ built ol lava and all
its streets are' paved with it.
Liege, Belgium, is to have an
ternational exposition next year.
NOTICE
Messrs. Blair and Adam
cured the agency ol tlie l.'lnystal
Laundry Co. to Victoria. All parcels and orders lelt with Hi'-m will
recei»e prompt and en -•      tin-"
NORTHERN  PACIFIC  RY. CO.
Corner Government and Yates streets
Victoria, B. C.
THREE
8-TRANSCONTINENTAL-3
TRAINS DAILY.
II You Are Going to the
ST.   LOUIS   EXPOSITION,
Take the   NORTHERN    PACIFIC
RY., oither via St. Paul or Billings.
New Tourist Cars on all trains.
Fine connections made from Victoria
by night or morning boats.   Only
line having through service to St.
Louis without change of cars. Tickets on sale October 3, 4 and 5.
Fare to St. Louis and return,
$07:50, good lor 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
lamous "North Coast Limited."
Steamship tickets on sale to all
European points. Very low rates
now in effect. Thoy will not last,
Cabin accommodation reserved by
wire.
For further    Information   call or
phone (No. 450) to the office.
A. D. CHARLTON,     C. E. LANG,
A.G.P.A.N.P.R.,       Gen'l Agt.,
Portland, Of.        Victoria, B.C.
FARMERS'   MEAT   HARKET
On ist Aveatte
Geo. Roberts  . - . Proprietor
But in ii ii. 11'ii v for tiHiifimt   ai
permanent hnaiders anil ledgers
GRAND HOTEL
ThlRfnew hotel haa been tromlnrubli
furnished and Hie  bar  is up-tr-d le
Rrtea $1 00 and upward.
Wm. Bkvkuidok, rrop.
K plaunda Ladysmith
THE FRANK HOTEL
Esplanade, Ladyemith
Board by the week or month at reason
'dc tales.   The leading bar in the city
Victoria I'iro nix beer.
FRANK BABY, Prop.
HOTEL DOMINION
—Uit.es (J.26 and (1.60—
Free bur. ,i all steamboat landings anil
railwnvl H'i ol». Electric cars every live
minutes nitll pins of the oily. Bar
and table niew■'!• d.
F. BAYNES, Proprietor,
ABBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.C.
NEW WESTERN
HOTEL
A good Boarding House and Hotel
where there are good tables and
beds.
MRS. MARY DAVIS, Prop.
HOTEL
LADYSMITH
RATES-S1.00    per   day.     Finest
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Avenue, Ladysmith, B. C.
•     D. C. WHITE,   Prop.
KING'S HOTEL
Fourth Avenue.
Board by tho day, week, or month
at right prices.   Bar well supplied.
JOSEPH AND TASSIN.
THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE
WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED
The Bank of British Columbia
HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.
Capital Paid Up (8,700,000
Re«t 3 000,000
Agrrgate reeii'urirae exceeding 83,000.000
Hon. Cmo. A. Cox, President. B. E. Wai.kkr, General Manager.
London Office, 60 Lombard St., B.C.
The Bank has 109 Branches well distributed throughout the Dominion and
-Isswherp, including the billowing in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory)
tTLIN GREENWOOD NANAIMO VANCOUVER
OUANBROOK    KAMI.UOP8 NELSON VICTORIA
DAWSON LADYSMITH N. WE8TMINTKR     WHITE  HORSE
Brandies in the United States
NEW YORK     SAN FRANOI8CO     PORTLAND     SEATTLE    SKAGWAY
Every description ol banking busineia transacted,   Letters of credit on any
part ot the world.
Savings Bank Dipartmul.
deposits of one dollar ((1.00) and upwards received and Interest paid at enr-
p '   . Iniii'i i in nil jni tone delay liwiemiiiiigi.r «ii)rin«i| lm
LADYSMITH BRANCH        -       - OEO. WILLIAMS, Manager.
Esquimalt  &   Nanaimo [Railway
Tims Table No. 50.
Effective April 14, 1004.
Trains leave Ladtsmllh, Southbound daily at 9:10 a.m., and on Saturdays
Sundays aud Weduetdays at 6:08 p. m.
Trains leave Ladysmith, Northbound, at 11:67 a. m. andjrin Saturdays, Sundays aud Wednesdays at 6:46 p. in.
Excursion tickets on tale Irom and to all stations, good lor going journey
Saturday and Sunday, returning not later than Monday.
QEORQE L. COURTNEY,
Traffic Manager.
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iCoal!   -   Coal!
,. ■—■■ ■      i        ,,,,.—
1 Wellington Colliery
Company, Ltd.
Wellington Coal   Best household coal on the Pacific
Coast
Comox Coal—Best steam coal on the Pacific Coast
Alexandria Coal—First-class gas, steam and household coal
The above coals are mined only by the Wel-
; lington Colliery Company.    Wharves at Ladysmith,
; Oyster Harbour, and Union Bay Bayues Sound.
: Head Office Victoria, B. C
San   Franciftco Agency,
R. Dunsmuir's Sons Co'y
340 St^uart St.
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Fire, Life and Accident Insurance, Loans, Notary Public
A BARGAIN IN HOUSE PROPERTY.
good lucnlity lor $450.00
Ladysmith.
I am offering a House and Corner Lot in a
Terms.
.1. STEWART, liox 2C8,
I    THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.     {
I PURCHASERS AND SMELTKPS OP cnuppu  nn. n a *,* $
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PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, OOLD AND
SILVER ORES.
Smelting Works at
LADYSMITH, B.C.
Convenient to E. & N. Ry or the Sea
CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,
General Manager,
THOS. KIDDIE.
KATES U 00 1'KS BAY
SAMI'I.K ROOMS
1IAR SUI'Pl.'SOWr'HIlKST
winks, unuor'.s, cigars
ABB0TSF0RD HOTEL
Beit accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and Belling in near vicinity.
A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.
Island hoT^Totel
BATES & KNIOH I', Proprietors.
First Avenue, . Ladysmith
Best (applied bar in Ladysmith. Finest accommodation lor tianeient guests as
well as lor regular boarders. Completely refitted aud tarnished. Dmlugroom
•nd housekeeping In charge ol Mrs. Tate.
NOTICE.
The undersigned llrm has opened a manufactory and are now making the celebrated Empire Cigar.   Block will be ready lor the market about O.,-. 10th.
THE EMPIRE C1QAR CO.
Wheels!
Yes, we've all kinds ol wheels; wears
H'lenls lor the Canada Oyole and Mntur
Co., ol Toronto, and carry their "Period wheel In stock."
We also repair wheels; i| yours does
not run to suit you, rend It np to us.
All kinds ol light machinery repairs.
We are gasoline launch experts
R. J. Wenborn
Crater Street,
Nanalno
Dr- W. J. Quinlan,
DENTIST
Stevens Block, Ladysmith, B. U.
Dentistry in all Its b anches; every new
appliance.
M. ,R SIMPSON
80L     TOR,
Money to
1st Avenue   • -  -
Etc.
Loan
UDYSMITb
F. McB. YOUNG,
BARRISTER and
SOLICITOR	
Nanaimo       - .      b.C
The City Market
R. William son, Prop.,
1st Ave,     Ladysmith
W. SILEIL
GENERAL EXPRESS AND
DELIVERY
WORK PROMPTLY DONE.
Leave orders at the Abbotstord.
The Ladysmith
Opera House
Can  be secuied ,"or  Threat ica
purposes, Dane'113 pp.ties or Enter
taiiimriiits generally.
D. NICHOLSON, Prop , LAMSM1TH LEDGER
-   AN    ADVERTISING POLITICIAN.,
By extensively advertising himself,
his views on political questions, and
his qualifications lor. the office, William L. Douglas, of Brockton, Democratic candidate lor Governor ol
Massachusetts, expects to defeat the
Republican standard-bearer John L,
Bates, the present Governor, says
the New York Herald.
Advertising is thc best means ol
reaching the people, in the opinion ol
Mr. Douglas, und in a political campaign he believes it is just as necessary as in business compMriltiion, in
which he has been actively and successfully engaged lor many years.
It is his intcufion, it is said to
spend thousands of dollars in advertising —not the kind-that is ordinarily indulged in during a political
war, hut in advertising that will interest the voters and which they will
read. Newspapers in the state have
already printed much that has been
lurnishcd and paid lor by the Douglas campaign managers.
An automobile tour through Plymouth County is being arranged lor
Douglas. The trip will probably begin the latter part ol the week, and
the candidate will undertake to visit every town in the county with possibly an excursion info Bristol. There
is to he no spcechinaking—in lact, it
it is not the intention ol the candidate will make any more speeches
during the campaign, except it be a
very brief one of tile Boston ratifica-
- tion meeting.
The tour will be undertaken lor thc
purpose of acquainting the people
with the personality ol the candidate, and a hand-shaking reception
will be held in each town. Mr. Douglas' friends are confident that he
will carry lirockton, which Rave Governor Bates a plurality ol 1600 last
year, and they have strong hopes
that he will carry Plymouth County
hitherto a Republican strong-hold.
Thc executive Committee ot tho De
mocratic Club ol Massachusetts is
planning to give dinners at different
sections of the stale, under the direct management of local members
ol thc club, with the end ol awakening enthusiasm for the national,
state and local tickets, and of giving what aid it can to Democrats,
who arc seldom able to attend all)
of thc club's meetings in Boston.
Every member is being urged to attend as many ol thc dinners as he is
able. Members of the Democratic
cily and town committees, and oilier
Democrats living in thc country in
which a dinner is held, whether mem
hers of the club or not, will be invited and urged to attend. Thc incni
hers arc requested to co-operate with
their local committees in making
these dinners a succors.
MODEL HOTEL.
A model hotel for women and girls
erected in Paris by the nephews oi
the late Jacques Stem, the Marquis
and Marquise Chiisscloup-Lnutiat and
M. and Mine, de Langlade, was open
crl hut week belore a fashionable as
sembly. M. George Picot, thc phil
nnthrnpist and Prince Auguste d'Ar-
cnlicrg, spoke. The exterior resembles n grand hotel. The rooms cost
twenty cents a day, and a good meal
with wine, fifteen cents.
el-
ELECTION BETS.
Yesterday lor the first time
campaign money showed up lor
ection >bets.
On tiie corner ol Gatacre and First
Avenue, a bet of $20 a side was made
that Smith would poll more votes
in Saanich than Wolley would. The
affirmative was taken ■ by a prominent business man on the Esplanade,
the.negative by a well-known insurance man ol Nanaimo. After each
had said goodbye to his $20, and
Ben Forcimmer had remarked that
as each seemed satisfied to lose, he
guessed he would keep thc $40. The
Ladysmith Smith man continued as
're pulled out a roll as big'as his
arm—I'll bet $500 or any part of it
at the rate ol two to one that Smith
will beat Wolley In a majority ol all
the districts below Ladysmith, and
thc same applies to Nanainio and Ladysmith. There were no takers hut
when a Conservative remarked that
there was Wolley money in Nanaimo
the Ladysmith man said he would
put-his money, in the'hank, subject
to call il it was wanted.
o	
PARSON WANTS WAR.
Harvard, Conn., Oct. 21.—In his
sermon at the St. Paul M.E. church
last night, Bishop McCabc said: "T
do not want wars and I do not like
them, but there is just one war 1
should like to live to see. I would
like to see thc United States and
British government form an alliance
and make Turkey stop their Armenian murders.
I her home branched oil in a different
this direction from his own after they
had covered a considerable distance,
Therefore, getting down at the nearest point to his own destination, he
walked the remainder of thc way and
sent the coachman and the carriage
to convey the old woman to her
home!—Westminster Gazette.
COSTLY LACE.
There is a legend that the first Incc
was made by a girl who preserved a
beautiful bit of seaweed by catching
all the dainty parts ol leaves and
stems to a piece of linen with fine
thread. The most expensive lace
manufactured today is valued at one
thousand dollars a yard. Such lace
ii made, however, in very small
quantities. It is imitation of "old
point," and,the thread used is ol tgc
finest filigree silver, the pattern being thickly encrusted with diamonds.
The price ot the trimming is about
£28 an inch. Thc high prices which
the fine laces command arc, ol course
occasioned by the carclul workmanship that is required in their manufacture, Unfiles, llie thread is very
expensive, an ounce oi Flanders
thread having frequently been sold
at iii a pound. But this quantity
can he turned into lace worth £d0.
At a sale ol laco which was held recently in Brusslcs a point d'appliquc
lace flounce, brought more than £2110
•while some old Venetian point was
sold tor £2 an inch.
NOTICE TO QUIT.
Edinburgh, Oct. 31. — Thc Free
Churchcrs, now commonly called the
"Wee Kiirkcrs" owing to their paucity of numbers have taken slops
to put in operation the decision oi
tbo lyorils, giving them control of
the Free Church property. Tlicy have
nerved the general trustees ol the
United Free Church with ft notico
to quit and hand over all the church
properly, including assembly hall,
three colleges at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, all thc mik«|ons
abroad and thc churches and manses
in Scotland, numbered eleven hull,
drorl and valued at $5,000,000.
'        —o———
The progressive policy ol the Ameer Includes tho appointment ol women doctors at Cabul anil the use
ot electric power in his gun factory.
A COURTLY PEER.
The Duke of Norfolk, the premier
Duke ol England, is noted for his
unpretentious manners nnd charact-
teristic kindness to those about him.
A correspondent who had been staying near the Duke's Sussex home,
states that he recently heard many
instances of these traits. When he
arrives by himself at Ariiiidul railway station from town tge Duke
rarely troubles his coachman to
meet him with the carriage, but prefers to walk up to the castle. His
unassuming manners often mislead
strangers as to his ducal rank. On
one occasion he was passing through
Arundel when a butcher's hoy who
hail sustained a puncture lo his hi.
cycle demanded the Duke's assistance
"Hi! mister," the lad called "give
us a band with this bicycle." Without demur the Earl-marshal went to
the boy's assistance, and held thc
machine while the latter repaired the
puncture.
At another time thc Duke, the correspondent says, was driving to <nn
appointment at Litllohamplon, when
he overtook un old woman laden
with a bundle. Stopping his car-
Inge, he invited her to ride with
him. Glad for a life, and unaware
of his identity, she entered the carriage. "Which way arc you going?"
the Duke asked her, and found that
ROYAL
Baking Powder
Saves Health
THE USE OF ROYAL BAKING
POWDER IS ESSENTIAL TO
THE HEALTHFULNE88 OF
THE FAMILY FOOD.
Yeast ferments the food.
Alum baking powders are Injurious.
ROYAL     BAKING     POWDER
SAVE8   HEALTH.
Royal Baking Powder Co,, New
York.
"LITTLE JAPAN."
Most of our maps of Asia are
drawn to a small scale, and on such
maps the Japanese archipelago tills
little space. But siie is larger than
England and mure populace, and even larger than the Britisli Isles, including the Orkney, Shetland and
Channel Islands. She had six million more people than France. She
sent six armies over sea within six
mouths, every one of which was as
big as cither army that met at Waterloo. She has.sent to Manchuria
twice as many soldiery in eix months
as England sent to South Africa iu
two years.
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NANAIMO, B. C.
Co,
rianufacturers of the.
On the night ol September 27 a 10
toot shark chased 30,000 herrings into the nets of a Dublin trawler and
was caught himself.
DAY SCHOOL.
Usual subjects taught; also Ian-
guages, drawing in pencil and crayons, painting in oils and water col-
ors, pianoforte and vocal lessoas,
given In classes or individually.
MISS BERTRAM.
Ladysmith, B. 0.
FRESH FISH
At the Ladysinith Fish Market, next to Opera House-
open"morning and evening.
BARBER SHOP & BATH ROOMS.
The ESPLANADE,   between tbe
Grand and Abbottsford,
Willtam Powims.iProp.
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\n admirable food, with
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intact, fitted to build up
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Tbe Union Brewing Company will pay $10 reward for Information
which will lead to the arrest and conviction ol any person or persons
destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or failing to return tbe same.
Miners' Drilling Machines,
Made.'lo order and Repaired at short notica.    Drills sharpened by nl
alwayegives Bfttiefnction.    Picke bandied and repaired.
Shipsmithing in all its Branches.
Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.
David Murray
Buller Street -   -   -   - Ladysmith, B. C
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Telephone 40.
The  Ladysmith Lumber Co Ltd.
MILLS  AT FIDDICK  AND LADY SMITII-Shingles a Specialty.
—Manufacturers    ol—
Rout.li and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., olthe Best Quality.
Seasoned  and  Kiln  Dried   Flooring and  Finishing Lumber always in Stock
LIVERY, BOARDING AND
SALE5 STABLES
DAVID JOHNSON,
I   PHONE 66 LADYSMITH, B. C.
%V.%S!iSn»S««S»>o«tSSc^^ 88SSS8S8S88W.
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
QATACRE   STREET, LADYSniTH, B C
SfEVENS BLOCK,
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KYNOCK& VULCANSHELLS
Are the BEST.   We liave tliem.
BROWNING AUTOMATIC SHOT GUN
Is a  PEACH.     We  have it.
SAVAGE  &  WINCHESTER   RIFLES
,    EVERYBODY knows them. We have them
E.
PRICES ARE
RIQHT
ROLSTON
Ladysmith
SATISFACTION
OUARANTEED
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SOUTH NANAIMO ASStSSMENT DISTRICT
SALE OF MINKPAL CLAIMS
I hereby give notice that on Mon day, the 7th.day of November, A. D , 1901, at tho hour ot 11 a.
at
list
shall olicr lor 'mile by Public Aui-t Ion the Mineral Claims in the
said list hereinafter set out, ol wlii cll Urown Grants havo been issued,
payable on the 30th day ol June, 1001, and   lor the expenses ol advci-
the Assessor's office, Ladysmith, I
hereinafter set out of the persons in
for all unpaid taxes accrued, due and
""'if tta'tMra0and expenses of advertising as set out in said list aro n ot paid to mc on or be'ore Iho day
ol sale, the claims may be sold to t he highest bidder, and a conveyance executed to the purchaser ot an
right and Intorcst in said claims legally alienated by lhc Crown by tho Crown grants tliorcof.
In the event ol there being no purchaser, or il the price offered shall not bo sufficient to pay the taxes
and expenses, tho land shall absolutely rovert to thc Provinco, and tho Crown grants thcrcol shall be deemed void.
LIST ABOVE MENTIONED.
NAMK 01' PKR80N
Cllf 'IC3 llH> .VHIll
n. II John
8 j Hence & Win H Motion
October 10th, 1904.
NAMB OK CLAIM
Lorlndnle
Silver King
|Chi'in:i mis
Mountain Chief
Golden lira
IDHSCRII'TION OK CLAIM
Lol IJ6 TeMUln Is'niul
181      " '
TOTAL TAXH9 UNPAID]
MJ.75
.«lj.d
$11.00
KXPK.NSKB & eoSTSTO'i'AI. AMT DOB
$'M.oo
$100
$1.00
si.oo
$3.00
$3.00
$14.00
R1.7S
S15.00
(JEO. THOMSON.
South Nanaimo Asse ssincnt Dist., Ladysmith F. 0.
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PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  MOVED
PROMPTLY AND SAFELY
Stnlilcsln feat'ofLnilysmith Hotel.   Lenve orders nt the Abhottsford.
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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 LADYSMITH   DAILY   LEDGER
BEST BATH ROOMS IN THE
CITY-Ladysmith Shaving Parlors,
High Street.
For lai
stationery,
Avenue.
papers, magazines amd
go to Knight's on First)
FOR SALE.
A LARCIK RAFT   Iti x30 built    on
large cellar logs at a bargain. Very
.suitable for a boat house.    Apply
The Lailysniilli Lumber   Co.
FRESH nUNS-MonilnySi Wednesdays and Saturdays, at Hoys Bakery.
LOCAL lltlS
Iii
ivor Cobum   left on   this .morn-
Ing'
train Tor Victoria.
II.
IV Wallis, of.Niuionsc Hay
is
iu I
own.
Th
is   afternoon     it is uuders
looil
that
McGregor lias been caught
at
Hum
iris.
viiy and sent him to the floor. As
Clans was attempting to rierc, liritt
gave him a desperate blow on the
jaw and the relcree disqualified Britt
for fouling. Brill then rushed the
referee and punched him, the police
being necessary to separate them and
prevent a general fight. Thc crowd
was with Britt, and hooted Eddie
Graney, the referee.
Rough estimates of the gate receipts of the fight place the amount
at about $85,01)0, The pugilists will
equally divide their share, according
to previous agreement, Britt to re.
ceivc fifty per cent, in the event ol
losing and seventy-five per cent, if a
winner.
The Leelanaw is In port to    load
coal for Alaska.
Senator Templcman arrived Irom
Victoria to-day for this evening's political meeting.
Sir Charles I-Iibbort Tupper anil
Mr. A. E. Planla, went lo Nanainio
this morning,
VV. VV.. B. Mclnnes ami Wm. Sloan,
went through from Nanaimo to Mt.
Sicker Ibis morning to address a
.public meeting there.
The Mayor, Aid, Nicholson, Aid.
Malhcson anil the City Clerk bravely put aside the joys of Halloween,
nml saliicd out to the Council meeting loot night. There were none of
the other Aldermen on hand, so with
no quorum, there was no meeting.
However, Halloween, witli its ducking for apples, snap dragons ami its
pranks conies nrly once a yeur.
AT  IIII". AHHUTSFORD.
T. .!. Evans, Victoria.
!'. (I. Cuillip, Victoria.
i'   VV   Mc'Grady anil wife, Victoria.
1!   H. Reid, Nanaimo.
BETTER TERMS AND
GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC
(Continued from Page One.)
li-:
not damp the ardor of
llie Hallnwee'n joker last night ami
many a householder ronred with
aughter Uii>> morning when he
f,m;l thai the boys nnd smashed the
binges and carried away bis (riirdtn
gate. Others had in sit down and
hold their >uiv< in an excess of mcr-<
riment because of a wagon carried
away or some article of property
smashed or damaged; \'o doubt if
lhc hoys who caused nil Ibis plea.
sure would call today on the genth
men whose mirth they have arouse;!,
they would be amply  req.uded.
-o-
A novel entertainment by the Salvation Army is promised for November lb. in tho Opera House. This
will be a fine reproduction by means
oi' moving picturos, of the International congress of (he Army, lately
held in London. It is on a large
scale and is exceedingly plcturcfkfuc,
giving the Salvation soldiers of all
nations in their native dress.
ANTf JEWISH
RIOT TRIALS
Gomel, Russia, Nov. 1.—Thc trial
of tbe persons changed with iKiing
responsible for the anti-.Jewish riots
here in Sept. 1003, is proceeding
slowly and is'atieacting immense Interest. There are eleven defendants
and sixty-nine other persons who are
held under bail. Nine bundled and
seventy-five ot lhc 1UU wittnesses,
are present.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 1.—The Russian papers are devoting much space
lo the trial at Gomel of those alleged to be responsible for thc anti-
Jewish riots there in September of
last year, a thing almost unprecedented. The Novosli, thc Jewish organ js especially gratified al the .move
del ■ring that this marks a new era
on the part ol the government towards the Jewish population.
H . . i..|-r..!^.|..;....,.^4..H"|-["H».-|
I  SPORTS  j
*++i^.-!..l..H'H-+.H"M'H"|.|"l"H"l"l
PROPOSED EXHIBITION.
Kid Scaler, unable to gel on a
match hltnsel! is endeavoring to
rouse interest in an ninalciir boxing
ami wrestling exhibition to he given
on November 12. lie is willing to
give aspirants lor honors, pointers
iu the manly art, at the Kings Hotel.
WINS ON FOUL.
Joe Gnus, ol Baltimore, won his
boxing contest In the fifth
riiiinil last night at San Francisco with .James Brill, of San
Francisco. fn ' lhc fourth round,
Onus was knocked down several
times In succession rnii was only saved from defeat hy lhc gnu;.   In  thc
law. It was not operative nor was
it enforced hy the government, Oily
couple of sessions ago it was elicited
that   not a single attempt had been
made, to carry out the act. Mr. Smith
said the senate hail killed the bill introduced this session.   Thc anli contract    portion uf the hill hail been
dropped by the government rnil    it
went up to thc senate emasculated ol
its chief principles.   Referring to the
attitude of thc government on    the
fi.T.l'., Mr.  Blair admitted by   Sir
Wilfrid   as    the {.rent authority on
railways, had said in favor of a gov-
I'liinenl-owncd railway  that il could
force     the rates on other railways
dowu to a fair level.   Taking up the
contract with the Grand Trunk Pacific, Sir HHiberl said that some of
the speakers in  the campaign     had
contused    the first with the second
contract.      in  this second contract
the right of the government to foreclose     had    been  lost.   Thc  Grand
Trunk     intended    to tap the great
grain fields of thc west, while in the
mountain section the company's responsibilities did not begin for eighteen years.   Thc contract did not provide for thc construction of the road
from this coast. Senator Tcmpleman
had dropped any attempt to put iu a
clause  in  the contract  because     he
said Mr. Hays had written him promising to go    on with thc building
from the coast as soon as the    surveys werc completed. If the company
were willing to build from flic -*onst
tHcy would not have objected to incorporate such a clause in the   contract. While the country was assured that the people would have to pay
almost    nothing   for the road,   yet
Mr.   Blair said it would  invoke   a
responsibility    on     thc    country ol
U3l),i)(10,0(10 and  Mr Borden said   it
would come to $176,000,000. Coming
back to (lie subject of better terms.
Sir Hibbert said (hat by supporting
the Liberals tlicy would  forego   tgc
just   claims of the province on the
Dominion.   Mr. Tcmpleman and Mr.
Smith had used ihc very poor argument that it was better to have the
Dominion   dispense    patronage than
that the McBriile government rfhoulil
have it lo squander.   This was     a
very poor argument to use to intelligent men.  The government had 'iion-
cy lo spend ou a bridge at Quebec,
but    there was none for lhc Frp|icr
river bridge. 'J'hc claims of the province lor a rearrangement of      the
terms between thc province and   thc
Dominion wore involved in lhc present election.   The prosperity of Canada under the. Liberal regime was because Ibcy had gone back on mos'i of
their promises and had benefitted hy
the work done by the Conservatives.
Tbe Liberals had come into power on
thc crest of a wave of world   wide
prosperity    nnd     had done   nothing
hut draw thcir salaries. The Conservatives stood under a leader who never had broken hi', promise, pledged to
two vital 'priiuiples—the* construction
of    a trani-ctmlincnlnl    railway and
belter terms for British Columbia.
The chairman again asked any representative of other candidates on the
platform, hut no one appearing, Sir
Ilibbett briefly made some complimentary allusions to Mr. Wolley, the
Conservative candidate-', saying that
if elected that gentleman could he depended upon to carry out in parliament thc promises he made lo the
electors. Willi a vote of thanks to
I be chair the meeting then closed.
MARRIED IN HASTE.
Mrs. Cora E. Frctwell, of Bplllng-
linin, Wash., on Friday was fined one
hundred dollars lor contempt of court
in marrying before the expiration of
six months' period, as prescribed by
statutes relating to divorced per.
sons. Mrs. Fretwcll was married in
New Westminster the day following
the granting of her divorce. She
was cited for contempt, with thc
above result, Judge Neteror, In
pasi.ing judgement, said the defend,
ant had been guilty of thc grossest
offense, and that were it possible lo
make the sentence more severe, even
to imprisonment, he would do it.
Thc defendant paid the fine and left
the court room. The question ol
the legality ot her present marriage
was not patucd upon by the .court.
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RAILWAY SYSTEfi
SOLID THROUGH CARS
BBTW1BN |
Chicago,   Buffalo
m mi Philadelphia;
"Via Nl*ptr« Falls."
"-o to BOSTON Tta th* Ijajortsnt;
bnBln<ip« wntrw of j
CANADA Slid NBW 1NQLAND
Suits for Men
and Boys
Another large bunch of
these Fine Tailored
Suits just passed into
stock. This makes our
stock complete and one
of the best on thelsland
Mens suitsfrom $5.00
to $25.00.
"OVERCOATS" in Cra-
venette, Beavers, Fancy
Waterproof, Tweed, etc
from $7.50 to $16.50.
DRYSDAUT"
STEVENSON
Co, Ltd.
IHIS WEK WE ARE OFFERING
Rev Imported FAIKT DKt5S COODS
In Costume Lengths
SPECIAL FRENCH GOODS 40 INCHES-REAL
BAROAi NS at 21and.50o_s____egJYartL.
Fancy SILK GIMPS and Trimmings   and the
Newest Thing of the Season
LOUISINE SILKS
In a large variety of Shades- Also special lines in
LADIES' GOLF JACKETS
t
For time tables, sic, hW.mi -
oao. w. vatts:,
Xsirt Gen. Pass. * Ticket Alt, Ui
Adams Street, Chlesfo.
SPOKANE FALLS AND
NORTHERN RMLWW
GO.
♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
♦ ♦
w w
,     For $6.00     f
^:> We will give you a genuine «^
Q 7-.I 'uli'il Walllinm or Elgin ^
A vmiUIi.    Should you like    '     -
EUROPE HOTEL
J. GIACIIERO, Prop.
Newly   furnished,   everything   the
best,- finely slocked bar.     Transient
rate, $1.00 per day.    iHonlnly   rate,
$23.00.
First Avenue . . . Ladysmith, It. C.
vmUIi. Should you like to
get a higher grade, wc have
y them all in different makes—
V in Gold, Silver anil lille.l
^    up to $100  ;
X   Don't    miss to get one   ol
J nur Repeating Alarm  Clocks.
As long as they, last
Choice Family Groceries!
Fresh Ground Coffee!
Al Quality Apples!
GEORGE YUEN
Merchant Tailor
AU kinds of clothing cleaned and
repaired.
*
'■at$!75
iB.FORCIMMERf %
__ Watchmaker,     Jeweler     and
J | High Grade I
Pianos    :
X
and Musical
al    Instru=|
merits
til
X! >*.
♦j x
X Optician.
iSTUVENS BLOCK
♦
♦
♦
Ladysmitli, V. C.
Latest   music,  lo   cents
per sheet.
B.   FORCiniHER, Agent
^•:+:si;t-;»;K«)-|-»H;»;l»»)K»:+:»-r;»-|t»
lake a Trip East
.      .     OVER THE
Canadian Pacific
AND GET
YOUR MONEY'S WORTH.
REDUCEDRATES
rickets on Sale   October 3rd, 4th,
and 5th.
2 TRAINS DAILY.
FINE ACCOMMODATION.
B. C. COAST SERVICE
SS. Princess Victoria satis daily
at 7 p.m. lor Seattle, and at 7.30
a.m. lor Vancouver.
Steamers for Skagway, West Coast
and Northern B. 0. ports.
Now in your time to get your winter
supply ol wood, we will deliveryou four-
loot dry wood, which ia cquiil to three
ricks of 16 inch wood, for (2.60
J. M. LEIGH,
1
^.frr^'^PWS^J.^j*'
COURT Ilk' REVISION.
South Nanainio Assessment District.
A Court of Ucvislirn and appeal,
under the provisions of the "Assessment Act," will lie held nt the Court
House. Lailysniilli, on the 24th day
ol Novenilicr, 11)01, at two o'clock In
thc afternoon.
fly order,
GEO. THOMSON,
Asset, for.
Ladysmith; Nov. 1st, 1001
I AOVSMITH I1AKERY
ON THE ESPLANADE.
PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY
BAKED AND FRESH.
BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF
Confectionary ol all kinds.
Orders taken lor Pastrlos to be dc-
Smith, H Aiken
and others
Will Address thc Electors
Of Newcastle. District
HOTEL    LELAND.
(T. J. Wellmnn, Prop., Vancouver.)
One block Irom C.P.R. Depot and
steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and rc-mndellcd. Rates $2 per
lay. Corner Granville and Hastings
streets.   Telephone 1 4.
NOTICE.
Persons   found   using our  Patent
Bottle or Stoppors alter this notice,.
will be prosecuted.
RUMMING BROS.
Pioneer Soda Water Works.
Ladysmith, B.C:
FIRE WOOD.
Shingle spalts, good cedar wood;
$2 a load, (cord, more or less), delivered.   Leave orders at office ol
LADYSMITH LUMBFR CO.
BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT
PRICES.
Repairing and making to order  a
speciality.
THOHAS MCEWAN
1st Avenue,  Ladysmith, B. C.
THE RIOHT PLACE
D. J. MATHESON,
MERCHANT TAILOR
St Ave. I idysmith
SEE
Harry Kay
lor artistic Painting and Papcrhang-
ing. Picture Framing.
FIRST AVENUE, Ladysmith.
to
to
to
to
to
to
slxlh round, Britt pressed Gans hca-llrercd at any time.
TONIGHT AT 7.30
AT THE 0?ERA HOUSE
Opposing Candidates Invited
*FEEDBYTONORCAR*
» to
«_/ to
jjj AND to
$ PRICES THE LOWEST 1
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
BLKIR &HDAM
CARLISLE    BLOCK
Lemon, Citron and Orange Peels
Cleaned Currents
Cleaned Raisins
Flavoring extracts
Jelly Powders
Icing Sugars
Spices "Galore"
Give  us a call
when in want
of anything
for your Christmas Baking - 0 -
Morrison's, Ladysmith, B.C.     f]

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