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 Ladyshith Daily Ledger
PUBLISHED IN THE LEADER OFFICE
VOL. 2,   \J>
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 1904
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TYEE COMPANY HAS
DECLARED DIVIDEND
Two Shillings a Share After Providing a
Large Reserve Fund and Making
Many Inprovements
A Hundred and Eighty Thousaud Dollars
Paid in Profits Since Smelter Has Been
in Operation
Tlie Tyee 0o_)poE Company, Limited, lias deolfwecl a dividend of two
shilling-) per share, payable on tie
fifteenth of December, This brings
tbe total dividends paid since stalling smelting operations in January,
lill!.'., to Tour shillings per share; or
$1811,000. Besides the distrib-ition
o. this Kiim of money, a large reserve
iflind has accumulated, which is invested in Government stocks. In addition to this, extensive impro o
menis have been made in thc plant
and buildings at both mine and smil
.ter, all of wliicii have been paid o.t
.of profits.
This succinct statement of the Tyce
Company contains news af the great
est Importance to thc mining industry in this portion ofthe province.
To have made ail the extensive improvements at mine and smelter, to
have set aside a large reserve, fund,
and to have; paid out in dividends
the large sum of $180,000 in less
than two years after thc smelter
started on a class of ore that offered
at first some problems in smelting
that had to be overcome by pracUce
speaks wonders for the skilful management. The record is oue to be,
proud of and the success of the un-
dcrtak.ng will undoubtedly draw
more attention'to this part.of the
Island from mining men.
A dividend paying mine is    worth
all kinds of prospects.
NO .SPOIL SPORT,
New York, Nov. 2li. — Mayor-' Ivk-
Lellahd has vetoed the bill recently
passed by the Hoard of Aldermen,
forbidding any contest 01 race of endurance of more than,three hours daily. The mayor says his disapproval
is given because the ordinance u>n-
Siitu-es an unwarrantable infertV.-
cnee with the ordinary exercise of
personal rjghts of citiwns. Ash o
from the consideration that thc ini I
would entail a large and unnecessary
burden to the already* overtaxed police ami health departments.
HANK BURST; 1 ,
O'Ncil, Neb., Nov. 26—The ' Elk-
horn Valley Hank failed to open its
doors for business yesterday and its
president and cashier could not be
found iu thc city. The officers of
the bunk according to a statement
given to thc press by the wife of Bcr-
naiHl McUrcevy, president of the bank
are in it had condition. McGreevy'a
statement charges that Cashier Patrick Haggerty overdrew his account
in large* amounts.
tool m
s
Couple of Men Added to Force
Owing to Increase in
Orders
One Addition Almost Finished
Another. Building to Go
Up at Once
JAPANESE
PARLIAMENT
The Japanese house of commons, or
house of representatives as it is re a
ly called, is like most other institutions al modern Japan in that it is
. unite new aud has been carefully established ou the h.'St models throughout the clyilized world.
.Aui.nglish politician who not lotiy
S-jjd visited Tokyo, and had the op>
unity' of seeing the parliament at
I mi
declared to thc writer: that it
work, .
was by a. m* W Uie m°st business
like ,mrli.ii..c.> ia "* ^M. lfl ,IJ0
other is there a..^"^ liko K0 ,iU!ti
talk in proportion i? «» ttIuoUnl of
.suliil work done.
Speech-making on tlic pX' °* ■t''lc
Japanese nicinlicr ot parltrtfi.*11' !3
discouraged to the utmost, J11" a
government 'bill of extreme ini|,°'"
tanco, such us a home rule bill, i.*
there were occasion to bring rue forward, would be debated and cither
passed or rejected in less than a
week. Four or five new nets of all
sorts are an average week's work.
Tills Is 'because il is a rule that when
the government or a private member
wishes to Introduce, a now in.!, it is
not allowed to be ;iryuuUtoil direct
lo lhc house al tlie outset It must
first he siibinilleil o :. u iiin.illce,
who in private make a Ihnrnugh e_-
amiiiritiirn of ii, nnd digest all the
arguments fur and against which are
likely to Ik1 iulvrrnccil concerning it.
Then the committee semis Ihe hill
along In the bouse with a lengthy
report upon it, and in nine cases out
often the parliament is guided hy
Iln- rermrl, und decided upon lire
measure witli but very lit lie discussion.
There are 370 members in the .lapanese house of commons, ami each
one nf them is paid al the rate of
over -Hi a week for his servicec, although they arc elected liy constituencies is juslr the same manner as in
Ibis country. The actual fee paid to
theni is ,_20ll a session; but a session
only ' lasts twelve weeks. All these
MrP.'s are known not by name, nor
even as the honorable member for'
Ihis or that constituency, but by a
distinguishing number.
Whim one is elected he is given
such a number, and fur the. purptrse
nf tdclit ideal ion afterwards he Is usually referred In as "Sixly-sovcn,"
or whatever he may he.    Tills num
ber is painted in big figures on a
hinged flap which is attached to his
desk in the parliament chamber, ami
as soon as he takes his scat he lifts
up the (lap on its hinge as a token
that he is then at work for the day.
When he leaves the silting he lays, his
number flat again.
During a debate, whenever he wants
to express approval or disapproval
of what is being said or to attract
attciicion lo his own claims to be
allowed to speak, he iloes so' by
rattling his flap, anil by long practice he has brought himself to such a
degree of skill in the process that
he can make more noise in .this way
than any other.
When he wants to make a speech he
further emphasizes bis desire by
shouting put his number as loudly
ns he can, anil |f lhc president of
i the cham'her chooses him for the next
oration he docs so by simply repeating Ibis number.
I   The chamber is    semi-circular    In
.iihapc, nnd the members sit together
,ftt_ little groups of desks',. three - or
fi\ir together, 'all around.      In  the
centre id fi high elevated tribune, antl
when ,'i inri__t»r speaks he ascremls.it.
ifor that purpose, a'1- thus is in luU
: view of lhc' .whole house.    Just    behind him siis the presjilciit, with a
big li.ll al his right tana, which he
rings    loudly whenever there is any
indication of a broach ol order.
',   The    .lapanese     parlianie.nl is lhc
only one in lhc world which has   a
complete   set nf absolutely -vcrbo-lim
I reports of its proceedings from   the
| very commencement.    Shortly lielore
'its establishment a hoilv of students
!joined  Ingelber and invented a sys-
! l.m of shorthand which was capable
ol grappling Willi lhc difficulties   ol
j.tho Japanese language, arm! after   a
I little practice they found tllat   they
| were able lu keep pace     with    thc
fastest speakers.   Then, when      tie
new prirliaiiMil  wns formed, some of
| these stenographers were engaged for
lit, and thus it happens, lhat    every
: word spoken    in lire house of representatives in Tokyo from tire    very
j Iirst. lias lieen taken down and caio-
i fully preserved'.
The addition to the present. foundry building of the Ladysmith Iran
and Stove Works Company, is Hearing completion and will be ready on
Tul-day or 'Wednesday. The extra
space of-sevenly-five feet by nineteen
is very necessary, as the foundry at
present is very busy, a couple of
men having been added to tlie force
in order to keep up wilh the orders
now on hand. The new building, a
description of .which appeared some
weeks ago in the Ledger is to he
erected at once and a bigger boiler
will ber installed on account of tlie
increase in the machinery. Just as
soon as the ''buildings are ready and
the machinery in place the stove
making will -start. The patterns
have lieen c/r-ered and a steel range
will be turned out here better than
anything now made in the Dominion,
j made of heavier material  than   now
'manufactured in tlie East while sold
at tlic same price.   Willi such anad-
| vantage, besides the fact ol thc
freight     rates handicapping eastern
I makes, 'the Ladysniilh works will
nave a fine field to cover in this pro-
'■vincc and can also ship to the
Northwest. Stove founding is a .business wilh an immense future before
j it.    The big eastern foundries   have
'some of'them doubled theiir capacity
in a very lew years, and with the
growth and increase oi population-In
Ilritish Columbia, the outlook here
is exceedingly good for a large and
progressive business.
The sale ol slock since tlle company was recently enlarged and incorporated has been vers saMstac-
tory giving as it docs a fine opportunity to invest in a profitable and
growing business.
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f   SPORTS  j
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The assoeiation lootbatl intermediates and juniors will play oil thc
tie tomorrow at 2 o'clock on the
bunker grounds.
OIIURCH BURNED.
Branford, Conn., Nov. 2(1. — St.
Mary's Homnii Catholic Church, one
of the most cosily in the state and
dedicated lass than a year ago, was
totally destroyed hy (Ire last night'.
The loss is estimated , at $:ill,00n.
Nothing remains hut four bleak whlls
LEAGUE MATCH TONIGHT.
The Opera House should be crowded tonight for the basketball games
with Nanaimo. Mr, Nicholson has
made a much desired improvement
raising the scats from the front ol
the stage llack, so .that thc people behind can have as good a view as
those in the front rows. This will
enable double the number ol spectator, to be accommodated. There is
'h~_t,o in the intermedial* Icatnl
S. Morrison is unfortunately unable to
p|ay, so the team will he composed
of guards, Leahy, Dunbar: centre,
1". O'Conneli; forwards, .1. Sanderson anil C, Hewlett.
A. Morrison has taken A. Hailstones place on the Senior team, so
tiicy will line up as follows:
Ladysinith Miiiards; .1. Eno, A.
Morrison; centre, J. Adam; forwards, C. McMillan, E. Leahy.
Hornets—Guards, C. O'Brien, V.
Stewart;, centre A. Stewart; tor-
wards. 1). Ferguson, W. Graham.
The Iirst ninech stnrls al hall past
Seven.
AT TIIE ABBOTSFORD.
F. Sutherland, Vancouver.
A. II. Mcintosh, New York.
A. Vaiighau, Victoria.
A. C. Stewart, Vancouver.
DUCHESS SMOKED OUT,
London, Nov. -li.—Pownger Duchess
of Manchester had a   narrow escape
Irom asphyxiation this morning. She
woke up     in her   house in Porlman
Sipiare anil found the room lull    of
i smoke.   She ran out and aroused the
servants who called the lire brigade
Alter some difficulty the Are was lo-
! cnted on the flour beneath thc Duch-
!ess' rooms, which wns found to    ho
I due to tiie overheating ol a    beam,
and was quickly put out.
Russian Officials of Trans-Siberian (Road Accused of
Incapacity
v    -.-
Transportation Facilities Foo.'
and Handling of Wounded
Gauses Great Suffering
St. Petersburg, Nov. 26 .-A correspondent returning to the front alter having been wounded at Liao
Yang and convalescing at Moscow,
writes, severely criticizing the traffic arrangements on the Siberian
railway. He says that hospital
trains discharging wounded at Moscow are returning to thc froat absolutely empty, though the hospitals
in the field and at the base urgently
need medicine, bandages and surgical appliances, and the only excuse (or
not sending them has been the alleged lack ol transportation facilities on
the railway. The correspondent says
that enough empty trains are going
back to the frant, not only to carry
hospital material, but that they
could easily hasten thc arrival of reinforcements. The correspondent
describes the hospital arrangements
at Irkutsk, Omak and Tsiheliabinsk,
as wholly inadequate, while the frc-
q-ent transfers of the wounded from
train to train entail unnecessary
hardshipx. Almost all tin suffering
from the congestion of traffic, it is
added is due to the administrative
incapacity of the railway officials.
SMALL ENGAGEMENTS
AT LONE TREE HILL
Japanese Attack Russian Positions But Fight-
ling Not of Very Strenuous Charac-
teiv/Country Snowbound
Remnants of Via Hvostock Squadron in Badly Crippled C nditton According to
Reports From That Place
(Associated Press 'Despatches.)
f , KILLED BY PUBLIC.
London, Nov. 2(1.—'Ihe verdict of
the audience ol the night of tlic first
production ol "The Flute of Pun,"
at the Shaltsbury Theatre, Nov. 12,
has lieen endorsed by the public, at
thc end of a fortnight's struggle.
Olga Nethersolc has decided to withdraw Mrs. Cragie's play after tonight's perfarinanee.
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i     MARINE    1
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Steamer Farallon was in port last
night toad coal for Alaska.
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Tug Escort towed tlie barge Georgian out last night.
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The Albion is here to lake the
Japan to Comox witli coal for the
coke ovens.
.    *    *
Owing to the sinking of the little
Steamer Iris in Vancouver Narrows,
the Bermuda arrived today with a
scow lor brick to replace those lost
in the wreck. The Iris was bound
to Tcxadri Island when she hit tho
Capilano sand bar near Prospect
Point and then was carried by thc
swift current Into deep water anil
went to the bottom. Her ipasscngcrs
and crew were all saved.
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The steamer Viking which is des-
otlbcd by some of the papers as an
enormous steamer on her way to
load at Ladysinith is by no menus a
giant, her tonnage being only nil.
As she only arrived at Portland fin
tllc 18th from Japan she would hardly lie ready yet to,conic hero for n
Iresh cargo.
• *    *
Tlie Lecleuaw anrived in Tacoma
on Thursday from lhc Trrndwell
mines with 2,05(1 tons of concentrate's valued at J11(1,(1(10, tlie largest
ami most valuable cargo of the kind
over scot from Alaska. The liecle-
nnw Is expected back at Ladysmith
about Monday to load coal for Douglas Island.
♦ *    «
The hulks Oregon and Richard Jit.,
which have been laid off thc „ Alaska run since the Lcoleniiw has Irccu
chartered will likely he in service
again In March taking coal from Lnf
dysmlth to thc new Smelter nt llnd-
Icy. north of Ketchikan nnd returning south with copper ore for Tacoma.
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Steamship Quito which is to be the
Mukden, Nov. 20.—The Japanese,
Nav. 2-1, again made a preliminary
bombardment of Poutiloff (Lone Tree
Hill) under the cover of which they
attacked, but were repulsed. There
were encounters at other places a-
long the front but they were in the
nature of small brushes and mostly
took place at night. Yesterday there
was a light lull of snow and the surrounding country has all thel appearance of winter.
CKIl'PLED WARSHIPS.
Nagasaki, Nov. 20. — A foreigner
who lelt Vladivostock last Monday,
says tiial during the past month,
20 steamers have arrived at Vla-
diuistock bringing coal and sundries
He also confirms previous reports
that tbe Rassian protected cruiser
Bogat-vr, though not docked, is unserviceable mid is supported forward
by    pontoons.   Thc armored cruiser
Gromoboi has, he says, twenty-five
frames broken and is badly strained.
Repairs on her will require some
months. A submarine boat which
was brought from St. Petersburg has
completed several trials satisfactorily. The location of harbor defence
mines is undertain and as a result,
torpedo boat destroyer No. 208 has
been sunk and a German steamer
has been damaged by coming in contact with mines.
AT SUEZ.
Suez, Nov. 20.—The Russian battleship Siesoi Veliky, flabship ol
Rear Admiral Voelkersam, and the
Navarin arrived here today Irom
I Port Said. The flagship exchanged
salutes with the British cruiser Her-
miene, while the band of the Navarin
played the British anthem followed
by the Marsellaise and the Kkedivial
Hymn.
STUDT LACKS
HORSE SENSE
New York, Nov. 26.—A Berlin despatch to tlie Times says; "Hans
Merr Von Ostans, thc extraordinary
Orloi. stallion, lias become a political issue in Prussia. Several members of the diet are highly indignant
on account of tbe enthusiasm which
Dr. Studt, the minister of education
displayed over the animal's powers,
and he will be questioned in the
house regarding the matter. An in-
Uiresting debate i is expected. It 'is
said that Hans nearly caused a split
in tbe ministry. The story goes
that Dr, Studt wanted the animal to
display his powers before Emperor
William ai'd that the other ministers
strongly opposed the plan. Thereupon it is asserted Dr. Studt threatened to resign. It is said that the
dispute was smoothed over for the
time being, but it is likely to come
up again. Scientific circles are still
displaying intense interest in the alleged powers of tbe horse. Another
commission of scientists has been examining tlie animal nnd its report
will soon be made public,
VISITING
THE LEPERS
The Albion was oil today lor Victoria whence sire lakes aboard a cargo of     nicinqrrs   of thc aldermnnic
oard, the health inspector, medical
health ollicer and probable a few extras for Darcy Island, This is a
sort of winding up visit lo the leper
island, as llie Provincial government
is taking charge of the unfortunates,
relieving tire various cities in the
province of their disagreeable ilulies.
II the weather is fairly nice nnd the
sea not rough, an ollicial visit to
Darcy Island, provided it is merely
a visit, Is not unpleasant, as the Victoria civic authorities arc nrelty
good company.
first steamer on the newly subsidized
service between Britisli Columbia
porls nnd Mexico Is not unknown in
Lailysniilli, ns she has called here
three or four limes for coal. Sue
was noted because her Master, Capt.
Shot ton wns the youngest captain
in the marine service and also because she wns the vessel thai when
the Indian famine was raging, car-
; ricd across lo that country from
'Portland, Oregon, lhc cargo of (lour
sent by tire Christian Herald. She
is loading on (lie Sound now for the
Orient nnd on her return will likely
.make ber first trip from British Columbia lo Mexico.
KNIGHTS HAVE
A GOOD TIME
Both Lodges ol the Knights of
Pythias gathered last evening to receive Grand Chancellor Ferguson,
who was making his official visit.
After business was disposed af the
visiting officers werc entertained at
a banquet, the Rathbone Sisters having attended to the preparation of
this enjoyable part of the evening's
entertainment. C. C, William Cosier, of Damon Lodge, No. 8, presided and thc Grand Chancellor under
good of tho order, spoke ofthe sat-
islactory condition ol the order as
seen in his present visit throughout
the province. G. K. ol R., Emil
Plerdner, G. M. of S„ Thomas Walker, Messrs. Pcnketh, Simpson and J.
Lewis gave short addresses, interspersed with songs by Lewis Brothers, John Thomas, W. G. Simpson,
J. Lewis, Shanks, Penketh, Jesse
Evans and John Bellis. The evening
Ifisscd so pleasantly that it was toward thc morning hours before the
guests parted.
DISMANTLING
WORD'S FAIR
St. Louis, Nov. 26.—Promptly at
midnight December, 1, a lorce ol 75
men employed by thc General Service Company ol thc Louisiana Purchase Exposition, will shunt 200
freight cars loaded with empty paok-
ng cases into thc several exhibit palaces and the work of dismantling the
World's Fair, will begin. Mr. Pep-
lienneger, of Seattle, has been ad-
pointed gcnoral superintendent ol thc
General Service company and del
dares that all the exhibits will be
out ol the exposition grounds by
March 1st.
SMASHED BY TRAIN.
Dunkirk, Nov. 20,-Tlie Lake Shore
Limited train, No. 22, cast bound,
running at a high speed, crashed into a chemical wagon of the Dunkirk
fire department at Central avenue
crossing today, Wiling Frank Miller, aged 23 years, a fireman and injuring three others, all ot the injured
will recover. The wagon was demolished, hut the horses escaped injury.
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Mrs. Askit—Your new boarder docs
not look very well, Mrs. Boardum.
What's the trouble with him?
Mrs. Boardum—Why, I don't know,
hut tlicy say the poor fellow has a
saxaphone—Chicago News. LADYSMITH  LBDGER
LADYSMITH LEDGER
Pi_.llsi.cd    every day except Sunday at The Ledger Building, corner
af I'irst Avenue and French street,
'Ladysinith, British Columbia, by the
Ladysmith Publishing Company.
SUBSCRIPTION!    RATES.
By    mail in    Canada. and United
States.
One year (In advance)  $3.00,
Six months (in advance) ......   1.50
Delivered in the city (per month) .60
ADVERTISING RATES,      -.
Transient—Including    business no-
inand the force, but no doubt thc \
government has that important subject in mind and we shall, one ot ;
these days, be turning out naval officers with as great success as that
excellent institution the military college at Kingston is training olliccrs
for. the land forces.
St. Petersburg,: Nov. 25.— According to the best information obtainable the Zcmstvos memorial is still
under' consideration at Tsarskoe.
Emperor Nicholas is said to ire un-
CANADA'S INDIANS.
The Department of Indian Affairs
has received the figures of the Indian population fur the year ending
June 30, ltltll. 'llie population is
107,978, compared wilh 1118,233 (or
lasl year, a decrease of 205. There
was, however, an increase in the poj
pulnlion last year over 11102. In 1903
the Indian popuialiirn was -09,717.
The figures show a general...increase
aad point to the fact that the red
people arc being carefully looked after as wards of tlic 'Dominioif!
Mces, calls lor tenders, applications.        ....
lor and transfer" ' of licenses,'legal j-te "° illusions regarding thc    gra-
notices, etc., 10c a line first inscr-|vily of his decision and is   gaining
tion; lie. a line each subsequent l__jUi_'memorial the most careful    and
sertlon;   12 lines measure to      the camest consWcri.tion.    By ,omB| ,,c
Inch. .1 .' 1   I, ,  , ,,
is represented as   greatly   concerned
COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING. • |aKd-grieved over"'the'•situation   both
Rales  on application.    Cuts,  .lor at home aiul'abroail, >to be. weary ot
regular use should be alffiietsl. '    ' tfaf and ready to^vcicrime aiiy   hon-
Advortisements not Inserted for a'„.,..,„ ^        to bri     th(, _,...„ „
specified time will Ire charged tor un-'    .,,..,
til paid and   ordered   to bo dlscon-.00™1"810"' ™A anxlous to    rcmovc
tinned. ithe cause lor discontent and   secure
All changes ot advertisements must, tranquility at home.   The influences
be received   at   this   office on the surrounding him, however, are   said
to be almost entirely hostile to con-
if
is
of
LADYSMITH AERIE    NO. 086, F.
O. E.    :-:       :-:       .-:       :-j
Meets In the Opera House 1st and
3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.   Worthy
President,    A.  A. Davis;   Worthy
Secretary, C. II. Rummings.
morning ol the rday ot Issue.
Subscribers    not    receiving paper' ccssio„s.   Foat is expressed that
regularly please report to this office.' lh(, wholc zcmstvos programme
All job work must be paid for on ■   •
delivery.
Transient advertisements muit  be
paid In advance.
rejected there may be a revival
the old Terrorist! days. The Emperor is said to have been acquainted with interior minister. Sviatopolk
CANADA'S DEFENDERS.
w_
Docs our Canadian Militia department aspire to follow in the footsteps ot the war office and obtain
I Mirsky's irrevocable decision not to
; remain in the ministry if the policy
' ol liberalism' on which he went into
' oili-c is abandoned. The rc-action-
aries and bureaucrats protcss to sec
no danger in the present situation,
declaring that the agitation provoked by the Zcmstvos will soon
reputation for continual blundering? 0ut of sight and affairs resume
sink
their
While reform is being pressed on the
military authorities in the Old
Country, wc seem to have picked up
srmic ol. the stupid features that are
being diseardcil there, a mania for
changes that make the poor milieia,
man not know after souk new tangled system is introduced, how soon
another is to take its place. It is a
very short time indeed since there
werc issued from Ottawa a couple ol
drill books popularly known as "Dun-
doiiald's Drill." One related to cavalry and the other to infantry, the
idea being to graft one on the other
so that thc foot soldier might he
utilized as mounted infantry. To accomplish this, thc formal ions and
movements of companies were such
that thc infantry drill partook ol the
character of cavalry movements. The
volunteer was to suppose himself
mounted on a horse and had to form
fours, wheel and generally conduct
himself as if he were astride ol a
fiery charger. The change was very
unpopular and it was found that tho
general purpose soldier was hardly
more successful than the long, long
search the farmer has had for the
general purpose cow. Now, after thc
volunteer has been trying to forget
his old drill and break himself into
the new, the militia department suddenly issued ordecs recalling thc
Diindnnald drill books and reverting
to the drill lor Shank's marc prescribed tor the regular army. Thc
make is probably a common-sense one,
If it is kept within bounds. What the
Canadian militia needs is as simple a
drill as possible compatible \ with
ability 'to move bodies ol men with,
out getting in a tangle. They do not
require a lot of ceremonial drill
which is all vo"y proper tor regular
, soldiers who have nothing else to do.
Mobility and tlle most eflK-icnt use
of tlic rifle is what the Canadian infantryman needs abuvc all things;
and common-sense that should teach
what is reqdircd in a practical way.
To switch nnd change merely befogs
and bewilders instead ol training.
While on llie subject it may lie noted
Hint the long promised move for a
ngvnl militia is In be made at the
next session of parliament. A force
of Still permanent men is proposed,
wilh a volunteer force of 3,0(111 ills-
Iribulcd lo the Atlantic and Pacific,
nnrl the Great Lakes. The cruiser
Canada is to lie utilized for a train-
lag ship this winter for a cruise to'
tbe West Indies as a commencement.
This Seems a very sensible move.
Canada has as (inc. a race of sailors
as (he world possesses, our hardy
fishermen nnd the great ninnbi. of
young fellows en our immense sea
coasts lining particularly good inn.
leriiil for building up a naval force.
The experimental singes once passed,
wc can build tip here In lime n force
that will prove of great service to
tire country should it ever he required. It wiil, of course, take sonic time
to   train    Canadian officers to coni-
nal way.
FRESH (FISH
At the Ladysmitli Fish Market, next to Opera House-
open morning and evening.
W.G. Fraser
Merchant Tailor
(ist Avenue)
l-'all Stock Just Arrived.. Call early
and get your pick of tlle largest and best
stock in town.
NORTHERN   PACIFIC   RY. CO
Corner Government and Yates streets
Victoria, B. 0.
THREE
3-TRANSCONT1NENTAL-S
TRAINS DAILY.
If 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.
Fino connections made Irom Victoria
by night or morning boats.   Only
line having through service to St.
Louis without change ot can. Tick-j
ets on sale October S, 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 lo 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 rate-
now in effect. They will not last.
Cabin accommodation reserved by
wire.
For further   Information   call or
phone (No. 156) to the office.
A. D. CHARLTON,     O. E. LANG,
A.G.P.A.N.P.R.,       Gen'l  Agt.,
Portland, Or.       Victoria, B.C.
FARMERS'   MEAT -.ARRET
. I     On i st Avenue
Geo. Roberts  . - . Proprietor
GEORGE YUEN
Merchant Tailor
All kinds of clothing cleaned and
repaired.
Now is your time to got your v. rntct
supply of wood, we will deliver you four-
foot dry wood, which ie equal to thru
ricks of 10 inch woori, for r!2.fi0
J. M. LEIGH.
The Ladysmith
Opera House
Can bp secured for Theatrical
purposes, Dancing rallies cr Enlei
ilium.Ms generally.
D NICHOLSON, Prop
Take a Trip East
OVER THE
Canadian Pacific
AND GET
YOUR MONEY'S WORTH.
REDUCED RATES
Tickets on Sale   October 3rd, 4th,
and 5th.
2 TRAINS DAILY.
FINE ACCOMMODATION.
B. C. COAST SERVICE
SS.  Princess  Victoria sails daily
at T p.m.  lor Seattle, and at 1.30
a.m. lor Vancouver.
Steamers lor Skagway, West Coast
and Northern B. C. ports.
THE MOST NUTRITIOUS
EPPS'S COCOA
An admirable food, with
all its natuial Qualities
intact, fitted to build up
and maintain goodh.alth
and to resist winter's
extreme cold. Sold in half
pound tins, labelled James
l'pps& Co., Ld. Homoeo-
..liemists, London, Eng.
EPPF/f COCOA
GIVINO STRENGTH AINU
VIG0R.
Any
Kind
of
Job
Printing
Done Promptly and
WELL
At
TilE
LEDGER
Office
On 1st Avenue
All Work Done at
Reasonable Rates
Esquimali &  Nanaimo  Railway
Time Tablo No. 53.
TAKING EFFECT WEDNESDAY, OCT
____________________ 5TH'
Southbound Northbound          Sat.Sun Southb-d
Daily    Arrive    Leave       and Wed    Arrive
A.M.   P. M.                         P. M.    P. M.
Victoria :.     9:00  12:06 Victoria   3:00    7:00
Northbound
Leave
Shawnigan Lake ... ..-..•  10:20
Duncans   11:00
Ladysmith  11:57
Nanaimo   13:40
At. Wellington    ..   ...  12:53
10:46 Shawnigan Lake 4:20    5:40
10:02 Duncans 5:00    5:00
9:10 Ladysmith  5.52    4:00
8:20 Nanaimo   6:42    3:15
Lv 8:00 Ar Wellington ...6:56 dc 3:00
THROUGH TICKETS TO CROFTON,
Via Westholm, Stage leaves daily except Sundays, connecting with North
and South bound trains. Double stage service Wednesdays and Saturdays,
connecting with morning and alternoon trains.    Fare Irom Victoria, Sin
gle $2.40, Return .3.60.
THROUGH TICKETS VICTORIA TO ALBERNI.
Stage leaves Nanaimo Tuesdays and Fridays on arrival ol train    from
Victoria. Fare Irom Victoria, Single55.20, Return $8.65.
Excursion rates in effect to all points good going Saturday and Sunday, returning not later Ithan Monday Deo. L. Courtcnay, Trallie Manager.
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HOTEL    LELAND.
(T. J. Wellman, Prop., Vancouver.)
One block Irom C.P.R. Depot and
steamboat wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled. Rates $2 per
day. Corncr Granville and Hastings
streets. Telephone, 1-4.
THE JONES HOTEL
line Dollar Per Day.
Goon Tabic, Good Bed and Good Bar.
(Hall bolck irom Depot.)
Beet acorn modation lor transient and
permanent boarders and loduera
GRAND HOTEL
This new hotel haa been comfortably
lurnlebed and the bar ia np-to-d.te.
IUteB (1.00 and upward.
Wm. B-vinin.-, Prop.
E-planndn Ladyamlth
[Coal!   -   Coal!]
,, ■ i >
Wellington Colliery:
Company, Ltd.
  ♦
Wellington Coal   Best household .oil on the Pacific   |
Coast 1
;: Comox Coal—Best steam coal on the Pacific Coast  I
'' Alexandria Coal—First-class gas, steam and house- t
hold coal i
The above coals are mined only by the Wel-
; lington Colliery Company. Wharves at Ladysmitli,
; Oyster Harbour, and Union Bay Baynes Sound.
:: Head Office Victoria, B. C
San   Fran-loco Agency,
R. Dunsmuif's Sons Co'y
340 Steuart St. ]
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i AM PREPARED TO PURCHASE
IMPROVED
REAL ESTATE IN LADYSMITH
THE I RANK HOTEL
Eb: Limit., lildj.uiith
Board by I he « e. k or inoii that reason-
able.rate.    Tne leailrn. bar lu 1I10 city.
Victoria Phut-nil beer,
FRANK BABY, Prop.
HOTEL DOMINION
— :t.r.   (1,2; nnd$1.60—
I .ce tu-. I., till ftcatnhoat landinge mi.'I
.kllw»yi'<_pit..   Elttctrio oara every live
minutes to all ptrta ol the cily.   IS_r
and table unexcelled.
V. BAYNES, Proprietor,
ABBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.O.
HOTEL
LADYSMITH
RATES-SI...    per   day.     Flnest
Wines, Liquors and Cigar..
First Avenue, Ladysmith, B, O,
D. C. WHITE,   Prep. .
KING'S HOTEL
Fourth Avenue.
Board by the day, week, or moath
at right prices.   Bar well .upplled.
JOSEPH AND TASSIN.
EUROPE HOTEL
J. OIACHERO, Prop.
Newly   furnished,   everythlig   the
best, finely stocked bar.     Transient
rate, S1.00 per day.    Monthly   rate,
$23.00.
First Avenue . . . Ladyamlth, B. C.
Nil BANK OF COMMERCE
WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED
The Bank of British Columbia
HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.
Capital I .Id Up SWOOiOOO
Re6t 8,U00,(X).
Air iiiKiir re-iiarce. exceeding 83,000,000
Hon. Gso. A. .ox. President,        ' B- K. Wai.kbk, General Hanaier,
London Office, 60 Lombard St., E.C.
The Bunk haB WD Branchea well diatrlbnted Ihroniihout thy Dominion and
elsewhere, Includlnn llie following In Britlah Columbia and tbe Yukon Territory!
ATLIN GREENWOOD NANAIMO VANCOUVER
OI1ANBI100K    KAMLOOPS NELSON VIOTORIA-
DAWB-N LADYSMITH N. WE8TMINTER    WHITE HORSE
Branohe. in tbe United States
NEW YORK      HAN FRANOISCO     PORTLAND     SEATTLE    SKAGWAY
Every description ol banking bualnei. tranaaeled.   Lettera ol eredit on any
part ot the world. .        '
Savings Bank Dtparlminl.
Deposits ot one elollnr CI.00) nnd upwards received and Interest paid at
current rate... Depositor., are sub subjected to no delay In depositing or
withdrawing lunds. 5',.
LADYSMITH BRANCH        - »•
J. STEWART, '
Fire, Lite and Accident Insurance.      Money to Loan.
I P.O. Box 208.
Notary Public.
<*™**<*&StV*S*W*^*nm-W*^^*»-tirm^KU-IM ■*_*.-*
I THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd. |
£ PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OP COPPER, GOLD AND I
I SILVER ORBS. _>
f Smelting "Works at J
| LADYSMITH, B. C. j
't Convenient to G. & N. Ry. or the Sea
CLERMffiT LIVINGSTON, THOS. KIDDIE.
General Manager. Smelter Manager,
lv_r*-_«-..•      mUHtkOl-_*-_»-_*'«_» R'fea.-_*'-r*'_*'__a1't*'-r»,*,I»|i*'tl*'
RATBSIl.ool'l'.RDAY
SAMPLE ROOMS
HAR SUTP1.1H1) WITH 11KST
WINKS, LIQUORS, CIGARS
ABBOTSFORD HOTEL
Beat acoomodation in town.  Splendid hunting and fiahin. in near vieinlty.
A, J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.
ISLAND   HOME  HOTEL
BATES A KNIGHT, Proprietor..
First Avenue, - Ladysmith
Baat .applied bar in Ladyamlth. Flne.t accommodation for transient gueata a.
well a. (or regular boarder.. Completely refitted and larniaheri. Dining room
and bonaekeeping in charge ol Mr.. Tate.
F. McB. YOUNG,
BARRISTER and
SOLICITOR	
Nanaimo       - -B.C
The City Market
R. Williamson, Prop.,
1st Ave,    Ladysmith
NOTICE.
Persons   found   using our  Patent
Bottle or Stoppers alter this notice,
will be prosecuted.
HUMMING BROS.
Pioneer Soda Water Work..
Ladysmith, B.C.
Or- W. J. Quinlan,
DENTIST
Stevena Block, Ladyemith, B, (!.
Dentiatry In all ita branchea; every new
appli.hi'e,
M. .R SIMPSON
Solicitor, Etc.
Honey to Loan
1st Avenue    • -   -    .ADYSMITh
W. SH.r
GENERAL £XPiv.88 AND
PELIViiKT
WORK PROMPTLY W '
Leave order, at the Abbot-ford.
Patronize home industry and smoke
OEO. WILLIAMS, .lut-tei.""5 EmP'" °'*ar- 1
PAINTINd,   PAPER   HANOINO,
UTC.
Work done properly and at right
prices. Shop and residence in rear
ol Ladysmith Hotel.
J. E. SMITH, Prop. T/n../].i. iircj.»
saw
AN ISLAND
MILLIONAIRE
It falls to.the lot ol, butfe.'Jn.oir-
tnls to be styled kings or governors
os island domains, but such is the
good fortune o! Max Schlcnimer, who
arrived in Port Townscnil recently
as a passenger on the schooner Rob-
ert Lowers. -     . --v 	
Mr. Schleinmcr, or Governor Sch-
leniiner, as he is known in tlic little
group of islands in the Pacific where
he handles thc reins of'gdvctninciYt
to suit his own fancy, is a German
by birth but nn American by adoption. More than twenty years ago^
lie left tho Pacific coast lor Honolulu,, seoliing lo make a competency
lor himself. He remained there for
many years,' working at many things
until he became an employee of the
Pacific Guano and Fertilizer Company, whicli has a lease on the Lay-
san group ol islands from the Hawaiian government.* The Laysan
group lies 1100 miles southwest from
Honolulu anil 300 miles distant from
the Midway islands. There are •_
islands in the group, and the formation is coral.
These islands arc vcritniblo mines,
where millions of tons of guano is
deposited a tew feet below the surface, The company referred to did
a thriving business, and Mr. irTclilem-
mcr, through close application to business, worked himself up in the company's employ Irom the foot of the
ladder to manager, After a time,
he secured an interest, and later the
controlling interest, anil a few years
ago he had made enough money and
. Iiii-w enough about the business to
tackle it on his own account. He
made overtures to the old compaay,
with the result that he became the
.sole proprietor and Max Schlcnimer
now"works the rich deposits under
his own name as the successor of the
company.
Tlic Laysa-i Islands, by reason "61
having hecu apart ol the Hawaiian
Kingdom are now virtually United
States territory. The old lease, secured by tlie Pacific .Guaiip and Fertilizer Company, under which; Governor Schleinmcr now operates, bar,
still nine years to run, with the provision that it may lie extended lor
another long period at his option.
Gov. Schlemmcn has nn palace, no
uniformed stall official-, and neither
army nor navy. Despite all this, lie
gets along charmingly. Hu is a
married man and his wife and seven
children reside with him in the lonely island group. He has n comfortable residence, ol large dimensions,
no lack of servants, and lives in a
style becoming a ruler, ulhcit a small
one. His subjects number but 100,
and they arc all directly under his
supcrvlsian and in his pa.{ as laborers in the guano deposits. Tlicy arc
all coolies Irom the Orient, and there
is not a'singlc white person on the
three islands aside Irom Gov. Schlein
nie," and his family;
Sclilcmmer is now a rich man, al.
though one would never know it
Irom his appearance, talk or demeanor. He is unassuming to a degree,
and reluctantly speaks ol his achievements.    Laysan island, which is the
larger-ol the thr_e, and the onelronr
which the group derives its name,
Is now. nearly worked: ~ out, all Hie
work 61 extracting guano having
been confined to it, In the near
future,    one    of tire islands will be
NOTICE
ap-
worked,".and,they will last a. "great Iplicanls for admission to the    ser-
lii'any years, as" neither"one'e-'f  them j vice.'    One million, five hundred thousand is a very large number, but it
is a small number 0(8,031,0811, which
is the number of males fron 17    to
second reserve,. Services—are-of   the
best physique.   In case of necessity,
more than double this number    can    Mes__.   Blair & Adam )|av(, .ec„..-
be recruited fron, the merchant mar- a th(J igei|Cy o[ thc _. .^j L&m_
lire,
as well' as from the eager
has yet■been touched.
The --annual -output ol guano • fromf
Governor Schlemmer's domain am-
-Oiipts .to ftbput 15,1)00 tons. It is
shipped in vessels chartered for tho
'purpose-to Honolulu,-where the -guano is used as fertilizer on the sugar plantations. As the smlt Mings
Irom $35 to $60 a ton, the, ...projlt
can well -be iWlagine.: • The io.!; of
transportation amounts t.i _e.s. thaji
$5 a ton and the labor is   reap.
dry Co. to Victoria. All parcels and
orders "lelt with them will receive
prompt and careful attention. j
BECOMES LOYAL SUBJECT .
- Ex-Presidcnt'Steyn is returning to
South Africa, and sails for the Cape
early in January, -aMSr taking -tlie'
oath of fealty to King Edward VII.
This movoon his part has;oreaoed
much astonishment among those who
during tlie South African war went
by the name of pro-Bo6rs. For they
recall that thc last president, oi the
Orange Free State, once te had
thrown in liis lot with tlie Transvaal, showed himself even still more
irreconcilable and bitter against thc
English than President Kr'uger, that
he found means to avoid signing the
peace conditions, and how, when ho
was convoyed to Europe, apparently
in a dying condition, ho spurned to
touch tho soil of England, and he
preferred the fatigues and danger of
a difficult trans-shipment at sea. irom
one boat to another, ol! Southariio-
lon, rather than "to land at thc
whart and rc-cmbark there.
The ox-prcsident has almost entirely recovered his health, and with its
return lie has been able to take
more philosophical view of conditions
in South Africa. To enquiries as to
the reasons that have led him to
make his peace with England, following the example ol Gens. Botha, Dc-
Inrcy- and De Wet, he has.explained,
"Tout est coinsomme la has" (everything is settled dawn there), meaning, ol course, that nothing remains
lo Ire' done in South Alrica Irtut to accept the accomplished iaets and put
lhc best face possible upon the matter.
JAPAN'S ARMED STRENGTH
Outsiders are not able to lorm an
accurate opinion of the real condition of the military resources ol Japan, writes .lihcl llashigushi, in the
World's Work. - -Even the aympalhe-
tic people ol Europe and America arc
iu the dark on the subject. I have
been informed by an .intimate Irieud,
wlio has been iu thc service of the
Japanese army for three years, that
Japan can call into service at short
notice 1 ,.00,1)00 men of strong physique, besides the large national
guard; lor, according to his information, 530,282 men — which was the
numlier eligible for conscription in
1001—had no objectionable physical
defect, and belonged to the first
class, as shown by physical examination. Tho men who belonged to the
second class had. merely slight delects in the eyes or in some bodily
function. As for the naval lorce,
27,805 men—the total number ol seamen     in   the actioc, and first and
HAY, OATS, MILL PEED5
Shipments Dlrc.t From Victoria, Vancouver or the Fraser River,
Write u* for Quotations.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ld.
-_S__-$__«Bi&Ti^^ _.ra;SSi..»aS!S?!_ra!«S' .S8-SSS-SSS WSSBSSS
LIVERY, BOARDING AND     I
SALES STABLES
DAVID JOHNSON,     |
PHONE 66 LADYSMITH, B. C. !
"l8«-_r.S_3rr_G.__S_r;^^ tBHSmttSHSfi.'
Daily Po-Mntelllgcncer, 12 te 20 Pales
Publishes   the., fullest   telegraph!.
7C/ new. from ail" part, of the irorld.
I J l All the' state and local news.   Daily
and Sunday edition, 76o per month.
Sunday Pcs.-lnteNI_.iMer, 40 to 56 Pafc__
The larga.t and most complete _____
J a | day paper nortzt of Baa Tuiiiim.
£ Special department* of _ltent_r%.
of fashion, of women's news.   tas>>
day edition, f 8.00 per ream    ,
Twice a Week Peet-ln1elll|eKcr
All the news ot the week id smialec
detailed   feral.     IBS ffWXCQ. A
week ______o_r is sn mt
TWICE A WHBK ?__MS PUBLISHED ON THB PAOOIO OOAM.
Wrlta for sample copy aad ha asat.
vinoed. Sub-orlption pries, |U_t
par year.
Seattle's Great
Papers - -
nt
DAILY
SUNDAY
TWICE A WEEK
1.1."
THE    <>
POST-
IOTi._UGi_.C-l.
Sample Copies Free
Write fer fine
U
■10, who were available for conscrip-
tiflli service in 1808.
Foreigners are apt to suppose that
thc flower of the Japanese soldiers
'aiSl sailors arc.neccssarily the young
men ol the Samurai class on whom
too -much eulogy,.-has already been
'lavished. "True, the Samurai class
have long 'been-tr„_ flower of Japanese fighters; and indeed, most of the
generals and admirals, and other high
officers, j aro still ol tli. Samurai
class; but the- rank- and die ol the
army and navy today are composed
more of plcbians, than ol the patrician Samurai class.
It is undeniable that the flower of
the Japanese fighters are now at thc
front. Among the dead in the battles ol the Yahij Nanskau, Telissu,
Port Arthur and Liao Yang arc included some of the best men in the
service. -Japan can ill afford to lose
these men at the front, f the
slaughter at Liao Yang be repeated
in many other battles, the effective
strength of the Japanese army will
be. greatly lessened. But, in the opinion of many eminent authorities,
assuming Japan's continued success,
the active warfare will not last long
after Harbin falls into the' hands ot
the Japanese, although minor details
ot the war may continue to make
slight troubles. Then Japan will not
need to maintain such an cnoriiiiius
force at the front. A greater part of
the army 'will lie withdrawn, leaving
a sufllcicnt iurcc to guard thc front
iers of Mancnuria, while'China, to
which iMariciiiiria will be returned,
will send her own troops to supersede the Japanese soldiers.
PIHTER & LEISER
Importers and wholesale dealers in WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS,
ETC. Large stock always—All the leading brands. We supply the
principal  hotels and Saloons in   Ladysmith.
ORDERS SOLICITED. ..    ...
PITHE.R& LEISER, VICTORIA, B. C-
*^^**-*r»*r***#**l»#****«>*«*e>*|«.M«>#***»***M**«
RAILWAY SYSTEH
SOLID THROUGH CARS
V-rl'WUN
Chicago,   BuffaloS
PHILADELPHU |
Union Brewing
NANAIMO, B. C.
Co, j
flanufacturers of the_
"Via Niagara rails."
"• to to BOSTON via the important
business centra, of
-ANADA and NIW KJ.LAND
For time tables, etc., i_H_*_. -
OIO. W. va ui,
Asst Gen. Pass. Ir Ticket Aft., IS.
Adams Street, Chieaio.
SPOKANE FALLS AND
NORTHERN RAILWAY 01
BARBER   SHOP & BATH RCOMS.
The ESPLANADE,   between the
Grand and Abbottsford,
William Powers, Prop.
BEST BEER
-In British Columbia
:r> ***** ..*.**M._>. .-.-.-a-*
*
a Lager Beer [and Porter Guaranteed Brewed
$        from the Best Canadian Malt ran Hops.
I TEN DOLLARS REWARD.
IJ The Union Brewing Company will pay    0 reward lor information
r> wt ielr will lead to the arrest and conviction     any peraon or peraona
if d-Mriiyinv Uniun Brewing Company's feege or bottlea, or tailing to re-
k turn 'h" fan, .
•t**««*Hw«.*^4««*««->-*->*_)fm)m9HMfm_.
LADYSMITH BAKERY
ON THE'ESPLANADE.
PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY
BAKED-AND FRESH.
BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF
Confectionary of all kinds.
Orders taken tor Pastries to be delivered at any time.,
Pencteria Ladysmith Esplanade
Oltcleria   e pane    di prima qualita
scinprc fresco   Pane    cinque     soldi
l'uno.
Ordinl distribuiti qual unque parte
del panic.
FIREWOOD.
Shingle spalts, good cedar wood,
$2 a load, (cord, more or less), delivered.  Leave ordors at ollice of
LAI.YSM1IH LUMBFRCO.
BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIOHT
PRICES.
Repairing and making to order  a
speciality.
THOflAS MCEWAN
1st Avenue, Ladysmith, B. 0.
THB RIOHT PLACE
D. J. MATHESON,
HERCHANT TAILOR
at Ave. Ladysmith
SEE
Harry Kay
for artistic Painting and. Paperhang-
ing. Picture Framing.
FIRST AVENUE, Ladysmith,
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that nt the next sittin;,
oi tlle License Commissioners for South'
Nnniiinio, to be held nt the Court Houri.
in Ladysinith, on Thursihiy, Decenilier
15, 1904, at 10 o'clock n.m., wc Intend
to apply for a transfer of the reta-'i
liquor license granted to George Tny-
lor; d-cens-d, for tlic "Wheatslieaf
Hotel'1, Cednr District. to James Yates;
WM. TAYLOR.
C. & N. BO WATER.
Adlninistriitors estate of
Geo. Taylor, deceased.
Dated at Cedar District,
190-1.
B. C, Nov. 10,
ROYAL
Baking Powder
Saves Health
THE USE OF ROYAL BAKING
POWDER 18 E8SENTIAL TO
THE HEALTHFULNESS OF
THE FAMILY FOOD.
<H<M++<H-. ■.->♦»♦♦♦■>♦♦♦♦»<
x LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. x
Yeast ferments the food.
Alum baking powders are Injurious.
ROYAL    BAKING    POWDER
SAVES   HEALTH.
Royal Baking Powder Co., New
York.
W. McNBis, Secretary.
Telephone 46.
John W. Couuiin, Manager,
The  Ladysmith Lumber Co Ltd.
MILLS  AT F1DDICK  AND LADY SMITH-Shlngles a Specialty.
—Manufacturer,    ol—
Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Luml -r, Laths,
1   Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., ofthe Best Quality,
Seasoned  and  Kiln  thiol   Flooring and Finiehln. Lumber always In Stock
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All Postmaster. Will Take j
P.SMf!TlLU6i:iXCE» CO,, Seattle, Utah.
8. P. WESTON, Business Ibnigti.
'__-j-*3^mm_,sxs^^
KKYNOCK& VULCANSHELL3
: Are the BEST.   We have them.
BilOWNING AUTOMATIC SHOT GUN
• ., Is a  PEACH.     We  have it.
j  SAVAGE   *  WINCHESTER   RIFLES
I EVERYBODY knows them. We have them
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Ladysmith
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Miners' Drilling Machines,
Miuln.to order and Repaired at short notic..    Drills ahsrpened by nr
alwayfgivi   satisfaction.    Picke bandied and repaired.
Shipsmithing in all ita Branches.
Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.
David Murray
Bi iller Street -   -   -   - Iwadysmith, b. C
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED ANOTHER   CARLOAD     OF PRIME
BEEF CATTLE DIRECT FROM THE CHILCOTEN RANGES.    GIVE
US A CALL AND BE CONVINCED   THAT THEY CANNOT BE BEATEN ANYWHERE.
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PROMPTLY AND SAFELY
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We are among you and shall be
pleased to see all our friends at our
new store on First Avenue.
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MEAT   MARKET LADYSMITH   DAILY   LEDGER
FURNITURES. H. Good & Company-FURNITURE
BEST     BATH   ROOMS    IN THE   FiMPOROMfl
CITY-Ladysmith Shaving Parlors,  •Ui,|rwlv,-,11^VJ
High Street.
For late papers, magazines amd
atationery, go to Knight's on First!
Avenue.
FOR SALE.
A LARGE RAFT   16 x30 built    on
large cedar logs at a bargain. Very
suitable lor a boat house.    Apply
The Ladysmith Lumber   Co.
Call at Hoy's Bakery for applet,
lemon, pear", and mincemeat pies;
cookies of all kinds at all prices.
Doughnuts 10c per dozen.
First Avenue Barber Shop is
a gooil    business.    Everybody
The
doing 	
well  treated.	
FOR sSlE—Flower pots in allsir.es
at cost. Apply to M-rs. Marshall,
Esplanade. II
Ask for it once and you will afterwards  smoke tlie Empire.
FRUIT ACT
KOli SALE—Several secondhand and
new lire proof safes, for sale cheap.
Write Thomas I'limlcy, Victoria, B
C, Central Cycle Depot, opposite
Post Office. 'It
FOR SAM.—Chcap-A    fine   Parlor
Organ.    Apply to Mrs. H
or at The Ledger Ollice.
Maxwell Smith, of Vancouver, Dominion government fruit inspector
for thc west, has been paying one of
his regular allicial visits to Nelson
and reports a very satisfactory Improvement in the fruit packages found
on the iiui.r-l.c-t here at present, as
compared with those of last year.
The inspector also roports a large
increase in the importations ot Ontario apples into Alberta, where he
has been spending the past two weeks
and of a belter grade than last year
although there is much to be desired in tiie grading ol both Ontario
and Britisli Columbia apples, and a
still higher standard will be expected next year.
Mr. Smith says that the provincial
ruit pest inspectors are to be congratulated on the rigid enforcement
of the law against tlie inihortatlon ol
infected fruit  from tlie south,    and
ST, LAWRENCE
ICE BREAKERS
III ITEMS
Miss Teague, uf Na.i.iimo, is visit
ing Mrs, H. I). Joluiston.
Mr. Cecil, superintendent of tlie
Victoria mine, went to Victoria on
the mm nine's train.
Rev. I'.. IT. Shanks and Revival
Band arc holding services in the opera house every evening at 8. Free
to all.   Everybody invited.,
.J. Warnocl., who has been lie-re on
one of his periodical business trips,
left to-day for lhc Fraser Io arrange
for the shipping of grain anil bay to
fill orders.
G. K. of R. and S..  Emil   Pfcril-
ner. of thc Knights of Pythias  left
this morning for Victoria.     (!.
C.j Wallvcr went    to Nanaimo    this
morning and returned this  evening t0
join (hand Chancellor  Ferguson
his visit  tonighL to to the
Lodge.
Mr. I). W. lUgsins' book, "The
Mystic Si-nag," of which a review
appeared in the Ledger some time
ago is still I'miing a large sale.
Many copies arc being purchased by
persons rosiocnt in the province for
mailing to friends in the Fast and
Europe to give people there an idea
of early life in British Columbia.
REVIVAL MISSION.
There was a good at tendance at the
Opera House last evening. During
the song service, some new songs
wore taken up with considerable- en- :
thusiasm. Among them thc "glory
Song," which has been a general favorite. wheiV'ver it has been introduced. "Count your Blessing/1 is also
greatly enjoyed. After thc song service Rev. Mr. Fiercy, of Chemainus,
read the Scriptures, Mark v., 22-13,
and Mrs. Shanks sang "'Dream of
Paradise."
Rev. Mr. Shanks then spoke on the
subject: "When Jesus Comes," show
ing the results of his coining, the
blessings that follow in his wake,
and joy of his presence. The audience
save the most careful attention
throughout tbe scvlee, joining heartily in each part of it. There is to i
be no meeting this evening; hut one
will begin wiib ttsong service at 8
o'clock tomorrow evening, The subject will he -'The Necessity of the
New Birth." All meetings arc free
.and everybody is invited.
wholesale importers in the dis
trict are now giving carreful attention to the grading and marking of
foreign fruit in accordance with thc
provisions of thc Dominion Fruit
.Marks Act.
Pollard J • Mr Smltll ailmittol that he had
found several cases of false mark lag
and improper packing on his present
tour that would probably result in
the prosecution of both the Ontario
and British Columbia shippers, but
declined to give any particulars pending investigation. It is evident,
however, that lilie inspector intends |
to steadily "and relentlessly tighten
the grip of thc law on offenders
against thc Dominion regulations until a dishonest or slovenly package
of fruit will ,be tbe exception west
of Medicine Hat, and north of the
international tine!
"When here last August," said Mr
Smith, "I was pleased to find such
a finely interest taken iu the development of the fruit growing industry in the lower Kootenay, and I
hope those starting out as orchard-
ists have not forgotten the advice
olTcred on that occasion, viz., to restrict their planeing to a very few
well known and tried commercial
M. of varieties. Too many varieties are
always a hindrance to success in any
locality. Make a reputation for twb
or three popular commercial apples,
put them up strictly in accordance
with thc provisions of the Fruit
Marks Act and there will be no difficulty about selling all you can produce at paying prices."
Duncan
The Empire Cigar is made in La-
Ma vana.
Revival services in the n|icra house
each evening except Saturday at 8
o'clock.
METHODIST CHURCH.
Hcv. W. C. Schlichtor, pastor,
-turning Service—11 a. m.
Sunday School—2.80 p. m.
Evening Service—7 p   m.
Rev. Mi'. Shanks preaches in    tire
morning,  nn  "Life's  Highest Law,"
anil iln- pastor preaches in ihe evening.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Rev. R. Boyle, pastor.
Morning Service—11 em.
Sabbr.Ul Schooi~2...(l  p.in.
Evening Service 7 p.in,
Bible sludy class, Wci.'ncsiliiy evening at 7.30.
In iiic morning there will be ordination of Ehlyrs anil iu the evening Mrs. Shanks will sing.
fcnUROITbP'.ENGUNI..
Rev. It. llowtn, Rcclor.
Morning Service—11   a.m.
Children's Sunday School—2..'Ill p.in
Evening Service—7 p. m.
bring It to tic. Oct satisfaction and save money for the
best work.
Watches cleaned for .. . $1.00
Best main springs .. .. $1.00
Cleaning and spring .. $1,50
New staffs   $1.50
Now jewel   $1.00
Wc guarantee all our work
lor one year.
B. FCRGiMMlR,
Watchmaker,     Jeweler    and
Optician.
First Avenue .  .  Ladysmith
Within the next thirty days Can-,
adians will, in all probability, have
demonstrated to them tho feasibility of late autumn and -early winter
navigation between tlie cities of*Mon-
treal and (Quebec.
The possibility of keeping the St.
Lawrence open to steamships late in
the autumn and opening again early
in the spring, arc problems which
the scientific minds in the Dominion
havo been considering, and now, ii
clierytliing goes well, a lair trial
will be made by lhc Dominion Coal
Company in the early part ol December.
Some little time ago tlic shipping
men nl Montreal, headed by Mr. Robert Uciord, communicated with the j
management of the Dominion Coal
Company in tlie early part ol Dccem-
(inc ot lihc latter corporation's steam
ships make the trial from Sydney,
C.B., right through to Montreal with
a cargo of coal. The shipping men
were of the opinion tllat as the Government's new icebreaker is at Quebec it would be a most advantageous
period to have a trial, and they looked to the Dominion Coal Company
to furnish the cargo vessel.
The management of the Dominion
Coal Company came to the immediate conclusion that the matter was
of so much importance to Canada,
and both to tlic Gulf and Ivans-Atlantic trade, that they would Immediately take the proposal into serious consideration, and as a result,.
there was a conference between Hon-
Rayrnoiiil I'rciiinlainc, ' Minister ol
Marine ami Fisheries, and Mr. F. L.
Wanlilyn, vice-president and general
manager of the Dominion Coal Company.
The plan as outlined is to load
lire Dominion Coal Company's steamer at Sydney in such time that, she
may start fur .Montreal early In the
Iirst week in December. At the Traverse, some twenty-five miles below
Quebec, the collier would lie met'by
lhc icebreaker Chauiplain, the two
I rocccdlng up to Montreal. There it
is proposed to discharge the collier
ami then the two will proceed down
lire liver, the Clianiplain keeping
c r .j-rriiy with thc Dominion Coal
' : i-,'s steamer until such time
;r llrr- contain ofthe lather is satis-
fed thai lie can make his way alone
with no fear of being caught in the
Ire.
A trip ol this sort nt this time of
the year would mean that the sliorc
lights nnd beacons along the gulf
and thc river would be kept in    op-
For Men, Women Boys, Girls
Arrivec' by Express. The
latest shape, color and
style, including
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eration, and further it would be ncc-
cessary to keep all the buoys possible in such stretches oi water as
Lake St. Peter.
In his conference with Mr. Wank-
lyn, Hon. Mr. Prclontaine pointed
out the difficulty ol keeping the
buoys in Lake St, Peter until such
a late date, but at the same time
he was sincerely in lavor oi the proposal and hoped that it might be arranged. With this cnil in view, the
Minister oi Marine and Fisheries will
at once place thc proposal belore his
colleagues at Ottawa, and an almost
immediate decision is looked lor.
Among those who have made a
study of the matter, thc project ol
keeping thc St. Lawrence open between Montreal and Quebec for three
weeks or a month later in the autumn, and opening it again in the
spring by say April 15, in place oi
May 1 as at present, has long been
looked upon with lavor. In the
days when he was Mayor ol Montre
al and sat as the city's rcpresenta
live on the Harbor Board, Mr. Pre-
fontainc expressed thc opinion time
ami again, that k-r. , i g the St. r Lawrence open fi r a li n, or period each
year by meai.rr of lawbreakers was
perfectly feasible.
Thc shipping men, never being sure
of the river alter the third week in
November, have always been loth 1.
leave an outgoing steamship in the
port ot Montreal until a later period
though now all arc agreed that could
they be certain ol having thcir way
broken lor them in the event ol a
sudden making of Uc it would be
good business to continue the service
up to say the second week In December.
In some years the river has been
icebound iu November, while again
in other seasons it has been open until lhc beginning ol the year, but
the uncertainty has been such that
the owners never cared to take a
cliaocc in the last month oi the
year.
The icebreaker Is a moderatc-sl/eii
vessel, built with the Idea of experimenting rather than doing the heaviest kind of icebrenking. She Is ot
moderate tonnage, and is not to be
compared with icebreakers ol the
Eruiack type, built and operated in
the Baltic Sea by thc Russian Government.
When ordered the ihea of the Government was to demonstrate the feasibility ol the plan, and then, if necessary, order one or two powerful
vessels ol, say, twice or three times
the size and power of the Clianiplain.
Thc latter vessel is considered to be
sufficiently large and powerful, how*
ever, to do all that is required at
flic season ot the year in which the
(rial will be made.
Come and  Select From Our
Latest Novelties in
SMALLWARES
Pompadour Side ">d Back Oombi, Hair Retainer..
-Pint and Combf In great variety.
PURSES, HandbagsBolt*Ohatelain »°d string
hopping Bagi
CUSHION   TOPS, Tray Covers atamped for embroidery.    A nil range bi Embroidery Silk.
SWEATERS.
BLANKETS.
PIT BOOTS. Hand Made.    Everyday  Boot! «»d
Shoe, for Girl* and Boys, HANDMADE and warranted to wear »nd«« Waterproof.
Fresh Family Groceries
SIMON LEBER fe CO.
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ROYAL HOUSEHOLD
Permit us to introduce to you "Royal Household," as supplied to the Royal Family, the purest, whitest, best and. mosl healthful flour in
the world.
We recommend "Royal Household" to you as
a perfect flour for bread or pastry, it is mads
by patent processes exclusively controlled by
Ogilvie Milling Company and inconsequence
cannot be duplicated by any other millers.
If you want Ihe best insist upon having "Royal
Household" accept no substitute, there is none
no other flour is just as good.   "Royal House'
hold" is unequalled, it stands alone the greatest
triumph of modern and scientific milling, and
we recommend it to you.
BL-K1R 8.HDHM
CARLISLE    BLOCK
at 2 pounds for 55c.
Prime Gov't Creamery Butter-14-
28-56 lbs., on hand.
Morrison's. Ladysmith, B. C.
F.SCUinALT&NANAiriO
RAILWAY CO
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very fin;
TRY ONE
W. T. HEDDLE & CO.
PARTICULAR  GROCERS
JTiee Press Block Williams' Block
Nanaimo Ladysmith
Dally, except Sunday, between Nanainio and Vancouver, leaving Nanaimo at 7 a.m., and Vancouver alter
arrival of C.I'.H. train No. 1 or 1
p.m.
I/or information regarding freight
and passenger rates apply to purser
on board.
CU-OKCIl. I,. COURTNEY,
TraHlc Manager, Victoria, B. C.
Come to the meetings in thc opera
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