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 Ladyshith Daily Ledger
PUBLISHED IN THE LEADER OFFICE
VOL. 2, NO
/£iA
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12., 1901.
IMMENSE LOSS BY
FIRE IN WINNIPEG
Two of Finest Blocks in Business  Centre
of Manitoba Wiped Out By
The Flames
PRICE FIVE CENTS
SIXTY FIVE MILLION OF
Bullman and Ashdown Buildings are Com.
pletely Destroyed and Many Busk
ness Firms are Sufferers
F. W, Thompson From Personal Observation Gives This as
Amount of Wheat Crop
And Says That Fully Ninety*
Eight Per Cent of it Will
Be Good Milling Grain
was
Bros.
Winnipeg, Man., Oct. 12. — This I fiercely for two hours the fire
morning, blackened and smoking'got under control. Biillma.ii'
ruins were all that remained of two lost a magnificent lithographing;
.of Winnipeg's finest business corners plant besides their new premises,
destroyed by fire last night. The Their insurance amounted to $70,-
discovcry of the fire was made in the 000   and     their    loss to $1111,000.
new six story llitltmn.it block, and
before the firemen arrived, though
only from across the street, the entire interior seemed to lie in a
blaze. The high elevator shaft and
.the numerous windows gave a great
draught., while the narrow lanes on
two sides were little protection to
adjoining blocks. At 10.20" it was
seen that the block was doomed. The
flames then jumped across Banna-
tyne street to J. II. Ashdown's magnificent retail establishment and ate
its way through to Main Street.
The premises had been recently refitted and stocked with valuable contents which are a total loss oi $100,-
000. In the meantime the fire had
been working into the liullin Block,
to the east ol the Bullman structure
and despite the efforts of the lire-
men, wiped out Steele <v. Co.'s photo gallery, Dtiflln &. Co.'s damaged,
Davis <fc Co.'s biok store, ■ the Woodbine Hotel and Couiicl & Co.'s drug
store. The lire was .slopped at the
lliiillo Block adjoining Ashdown's on
Main street.
Although it appeared as il all the
.structures down to the Union Bank
skyscraper would go, and all occupants were carrying out office furniture and household effects. Ban'
field's carpels were piled up in front
of the City Hall square, but the
work ol the numerous rigs were unnecessary. Tbe falling outward ol
the Bullman Block walls, dropping
of live wires, discharge ol thousands
ol cartridges in Ashdown's, added to
the perils ol tbe spectators and llre-
Splendid stocks valued at $30,000,
were wiped out half insured. Tlylc
Cheeseborroiighs loss will be $115,0(10
The loss iu the Ashdown building
will be in the neighborhood of $100,-
000, the stock alone being worth
$300,000. Insurance on this was
light, although, it ,was considerably
added to a few months ago. So far
as could be learned, it amounted to
$75,000 on their stock and. $40,000
on the building. The loss In such
a business is by no means confined
lo the dollars of value destroyed.
The blow to business, tlie disorganization, the valuable time lost, all
tend to make the loss most severe.
Mr. J. II. Ashdown, president, of
the company Is absent from tbe city,
having gone south to St. Louis to
meet Mrs. Ashdown ou her return
Irom the south. The Bullman block
was insured in about twenty different companies. The firm bad $12,-
500 on the machinery, $10,0110 on
stones, aluminum and copper plates
and $15,000 on stock. The building
was covered to the extent of $25,(100
making a total nf $112,500. Tbe
Kingston Smith Arms Co., . carried
$30,500 on stock, tools and fixtures.
Hyndman & Co., about $8,000 ou
stock. The Woodbine was fully insured.
At half past three o'clock Ibis
morning flames burst out afresh
from the ruins of Ashdown's store
on Main street, and for a few minutes threatened the adjacent buildings on the north side, Kivi.mI
streams were turned on and in    few
Montreal, Oct. 12.—"As the result
of my trip through the entire wheat
belt, I think that I can safely say
that the quality oi this year's crop
is,so excellent tbat fully 08 percent,
of it will bo good milling wheat and
the total will be very close to 65,-
000,0011 bushels." This was tlie interesting" announcement made by F.
W. Thompson, vice-president and
general manager of the Ogilyie Mil-
'ing Company, Limited, on his arrival today from a trip of several
weoks over the entire wheat belt.
Mr. Thompson said that on Saturday morning last be was present
when the first pile was driven on
the new big dour mill tbat the company was building at Tort William.
 o	
DECISIVE BATTLE
NOW IN PROGRESS
After Prolonged Artillery Duel   Russians Are
Closing on Japanese and a Fierce Fight to
South of Mukden is in Progress
Tokio, Oct. 12. —6. p.m. — Field ready engaged the Japanese.
Marshal Oyama reports tbat there) An artillery duel then opened on
was fighting along almost the en- the left with the Japanese mounted
tire front Oct. 10th, and that the guns brought up from Chowsan Pass
Japanese are gaining ground and the which were shelling Russian scout-
Russians attack on Sicnicbaiiang was ing detachments- The Japanese pro-
repulsed, jcctiles, however, fell wide, and the
RUSSIANS CHECKED.           I Russians guns came up at a gallop,
St.  Petersburg,  Oct.  12.-1.37   p.' unllntbered and opened lire on    the
men.    Before midnight alter burning.minutes the dames were subdued.
LOST WITH
The Berlin Omnibus company, finding that tbe    hats used for horses
T T A WTvO "r<! uns"','a'1'e where horses arc driv-
ALL   HAND" rn side by side, has introduced sun-
jshades     on    its line to protect its
—-■— j horses.    These sunshades consist  ol
a wire frame work covered with canvas, and are fastened to the harness.
FIRST MEETING
FOR TONIGHT
Socialists Will Gather in the
OPera House to   Hear
Their Candidate
Clive Phillipps Wolley  Ncm
inated by Conservatives as
Their Candidate
Canadian Schooner Goes Down
In Gulf Gale and Nineteen Perish
Halifax, Oct. 12.-Stcamcr Call,
newly built, lias been lost olt New
London, P. E. I., with a crew ol
nineteen. Mr. Fogar, one ol the
owners, who had every cent he owned, amounting to $18,000 invested in
her, received word of the disaster
this morning. There was no insurance. Fogar's son was on board.
The steamer sank in tho gale on
Saturday night and all on board it
is believed were drowned.
MOLSON'S BANK EARNINGS.
Montreal, Que., Oct.  12.—The   annual report ot the Molson's Hank of
Canada    shows net innings amounting to $.157,2110.72.
'"'' i!' ' i o ■   '
PROMINENT MAN DEAD.
Atlanta, On., Oct. 12,-Col. Jas.
P. Averlll, vice -commander ol the
Qrnnd Army of the Republic, died
suddenly at his home here 'this morning.
The Alemiiiro of Snce«ns.
It Is one of tbe appointed conditions
of the labor of men that hi proportion lo the time between the seed sow-
ing and tbe harvest Is the fullness of
the fruit, and that generally, therefore,
tbe farther off we place our aim nnd
the less we desire to be ourselves tho
witnesses of whnt we have labored for,
Ihe more wide nnd rich will be the
measure of our success.—John Buskin.
A Symphony of Color*.
Gray wns asked why be had written
the "Elegy In a Country Churchyard."
"Because," bo returned, "I thought It
was the best place to make tbo ghost
walk."
And Indeed this seemed reasonable
when it was remembered In addition
to being Gray be bad both duua and
blues.—New York Tribune.
A Drench ot Etiquette.
I "Am I to understand that you were
discharged from the nriuy for n mere
breach of etiquette?" queried the Interested friend.
"Yes, all'," boldly asserted Colonel
Blupher,
"What wn« Itr
"Turning my back to the enemy."—
Philadelphia Record.
TO APPEAL.
The provincial government has decided to appeal to the privy council
on the question of jurisdiction as to
whether the province has the right
to pass legislation forbidding the
employment of Chinese In coal mines.
Vie It.
Ont of the best pieces of advice for a
aafe Journey through lite 1 saw ou a
sign at a railroad crossing. Tbe sign
rend, "Stopl Look! Uitenl"—Baltimore
American,
MANY LIVES LOST.
Toklo, Oct.    12.—A corrected   list
ot the lives lost In the sinking    of
the I lei Yen oil Pigcoii Bay,    Sept.
18, places the total number at 107.
Gnaoaut'a fllaaoeo.
When grandma puts her Kinases oh
And looks at mo-Just self I have dona a naughty thing
She'e sure, somehow, to know.
How la It aht can olwnya tell
So very, vary, very well?
Xf I should put the glasses on
And look in grandma's eyes,
Ho you suppose that I should be
Bo very, very wise!
Now. what If I should nnd It true
That, grandma hail been naughty toot
Duncan, Oct. 12.—(Special)— Clive
Phillipps Wolley was today nominated as Conservative candidate for the
Nanaimo constituency, the choice being unanimous.
To-night the first meeting ol the
political campaign will be held by
the Socialists in the Opera House at
7 o'clock sharp. A number of prominent members of the party are expected from Nanaimo this afternoon,
and addresses arc promised from Wm
Kenton, the candidate; J. II. Hnw-
tliorntliwaite, M.P.P.; P. Williamsi
M.P.P.; E. T. Kingslcy and others.
There was a whole train load ol
politicians that passed through this
morning for Duncans. On board
were the members of the delegation
Irom Nanaimo bound for the Conservative convention und here they were
strengthened by the addition of the
Ladysmith delegation to bear their
part in choosing a candidate to contest this constituency' in the Dominion elections. The Conservative delegation was completed last night,
and consisted of James Freel, Aid.
D. Nicholson, A. J. McMurtric, G.
McClulrc, F. Grcavc, James Cairns,
M. R. Simpson, W. Miles and A. C.
Thompson.
The Nanaimo men were Mayor W.
Manson, Ed. Qucnncll, J. Graham,
Aid. J. Nicholson, W. K. Lcighton,
Will F. Norris, Dr. R. S..B. O'Brien
and A, llaslam, while Cedar district
was represented by John Cairns, Jr.
"If will be remembered," says the
Nanaimo Herald, "thai, during the
campaign ol 1000 Mr. Smith had a.
campaign poet and a bunch of singers who sang the songs with great
effect at the meetings. This will al-.
so be n feature of the present campaign ami the first appearance of the
! campaign quartette will be nt
Smith's meeting on Saturday night
nt.Nanaimo, when they will sing a
brand new song which will contain a
number of side splitting local hits
Hint arc sure to bring down the
house."
| W. Sloan, Liberal candidate for
Coliiox -Allin, addressed a public
'"meeting nl Allin on Sntueday even-
■ ing last,
Montreal,   Oct.     12i—Nominations)
yesterday Included:
!   St.    John City, Richard O'Brien,
Liberal!
i   SI. John County, Hon. II. A. Mc-
Koown, Liberal,
|   Chrlelon, N. B., F. if. Hale, Conserve live.
1   llnlilininn, Cal. Thompson, I,loofah;
Braiilfoid, W. F. Cockshutt, Con-
m.—The battle below Mukden continues to rage along the entire   front,
and according to   Gen. Kuropatkin's
latest advices sent last night   aflcr
tire fighting of the day had icnded, the
Japanese     were stubbornly holding
their own,  ottering a desperate    resistance,     and had advanced    their
positions.     After an all day    fight,
above Yen Tai, where the r\ssians
sustained their first check, the Jap-
anesc still held that position.     Tlie
infantry practically  was not engaged, tlie artillery being in the   front
of the lighting.    The Japanese stuck i
to their guns, and the Russian batteries were unable to dislodge tibem.
RUSHING TO THE FRAY.
Shanpihtaidze—a mile south of Bcn-
tze Putz, Monday,   Oct. 10.— With
tlie Russian left flanking column believed to be Gen. Mistchenko's    by
the way of   Mukden, Oct.  12.- The
Russians' havo    been advancing   i iu
force for several days.   Upon reaching Taidjamowza, a mile south    of
Kauotau Pass on the Fiisbun Bcnsi-
liu road, they began bearing sporadic artillery lire on the right where
the   Russian advance was iu contact
with the Japanese.    The movement
of the main column was immediately accelerated.    The Russians   were
then two    days' march from Sban-
pintaidze.   Desultory skirmishing was
constantly proceeding on  flic    right
and    left and the Japanese steadily
retired.       The firing ahead became
heavier yesterday and wounded men
from the scouting detachments    began    to pass    through the Russian
lines.       The Russians pressed    forward with increased speed, the    iu-
fantry advancing at the double. Tge
spirits of the men were high, due to
the fact that they were actually assuming the offensive.    They arrived
at the village of Shanpintaidzc at 5
o'clock this evening.    The Japanese
had hurriedly     abandoned the place
the night before, paying the Chinese
for carrying their stores, 4,000 bags
oi rice and barley.    There were two
divisions oi Japanese in front of the
Russians.    The general commanding
this Russian column, upon reaching
.Shanpintaidzc,     deployed a   portion
oi his forces with a battery of   artillery, sent out left flank supports
and went    personally to his   right
flank, where his sklrmisgcs bail al-
Japaiicse artillery. The duel was
continued until dark. The Russian
lire was accurate and eventually silenced the Japanese batteries. The
Russians lost ten men wounded and
one man killed. This morning the
batteries opened fire at ten o'clock
the .lapanese replying to the right
The light was proceeding simultaneously, apparently.in favor of the Rus
sians, Tlie latter were using about
ten miles of telegraph lines abandoned by the Japanese, ft is rumored hero that the Russians have occupied  Yen Tai.
MAY CAPTURE BRIGADE
Tokio, Oct. 12.—.'1.30 p.m.—A general Japanese advance along a broad
front towards Mukden is progressing
A brigade of Russian infantry with
two thousand cavalry and two guns
having the object of striking Gen.
Kuropatkin's (lank, crossed the Vai
Tse river, Oct. 0. The lapiuese
cut olt the retreat ot this force and
possibly, will capture it. The Russians are attacking Sicchung, thirty
miles north cast oil 'Saiinaitze, south
of Liao Yang, almost due north of
Feng Wang Cheng, evidently with
the object of cutting oft Japanese
communications with tlie Yalu river.
BRITISH VESSEL CAUGHT.
Tokio, Oct. 12.-5 p.m.—The British steamer Fu Ping, Itclonging to
flic Chinese Engineering and Mining Company, carrying munitions of
war was captured by the Japanese
oil Port Arthur to-day.
WELCOME THE ENEMY.
Tokio, Oct. 13.—Silence has ten
preserved at headquarters concerning the events around Liao .Yang and
Mukden. It is popularly reported-
that the Russians advance and at-
tack is welcomed. Heretofore the
Japanese have always been compelled to take the aggressive and openly assault the strongest works:, Tlie
people believe now that the conditions arc reversed tlie troops will
speedily check the Russians, instancing Lieut. Clen. Count Keller's unlucky venture at Motien Pass.
ADVANCE ON MUKDEN.
Field headquarters of the Second
.lapanese army, Oct. 10.—Via Fusan,
Korea, Oct. 12.—The advance on
Mukden . began this morning. Field
Marshal Oyama,    learning that the
Russians were strengthening and reinforcing their left, five miles north
of Yen Tai, ordered the advance.
The entire line began the march, the
infantry advancing two or three
miles, the artillery following. The
Russians observing this movement,
opened an artillery gun duel which
continued all day. There was no
decisive forward movements of the
infantry tonight.
BATTLE RAGtNG.
At the Russian front, Monday, 10,
by Messenger to Mukden, Oct. 11.—
(Delayed iu transmission)—The    ar-
illery   duel     is progressing on the
Russian    left,   twenty-seven   miles
south    east ot Mukden, while    the
lighting at Yen Tai rages with terrible bitterness.    The Japanese aro
essaying   a counter attack the    result is in the balance.    Russian reinforcements are coming up rapidly.
BEAUTIFUL WEATHER.
Mukden, Oct. 11, 8 a.m.—(Delayed
in transmission.)—The battle    commenced this morning along the line
of the railway with a terrific artillery fire on both sides.   The railway
Jine almost to Yen Tai is in possession of the Russians.    The    station
itself has been    damaged nearly beyond recognition.    The weather    is
beautiful and Ihe sound of cannonading is audible a distance of    forty
miles.    It is impossible to tell how
the day's fighting will develop. The
lighting on Monday commenced early
in the morning.    A bombardment of
five hours' duration forced back  the
Japanese lines along almost the entire front and opened the way   for
an infantry attack.    A bout noon the
Japanese   began   to   retire.     Their
Hanks and centre were stubbornly defended and   the battle increased    in
intensity.    Concentrating about  the
Yen Tai coal    mines, where    liriug
continued until darkness fell.   As a
iiet result of the day's events,  the
Russians drove iu tlie Japanese left,
while the right clung to its position
but maintained itself only with difficulty. ,
DRIVE BACK JAPANESE
Mukden, Oct.  11.-(Delayed)- The
aggressive movement of Gen. Kuropatkin's army is causing the Japanese column on the    north east    to
withdraw, concentrating at the Yen
Tai    coal mines.    Russian scouting
parties came into contact with   the
Japanese Monday    evening and  captured 100 head of cattle.    The    retirement    of   the Japanese was so
hurried that they abandoned    their
field telegraph and telephone    lines.
The Russian soldiers arc in the best
of spirits and advance to battle sing
ing.
servalive.
North Middlesex, J. D. Drummond,
Conservative.
Noriolk, Col. D. Tistlall, Conservative.
L'Islet, Que., Dr. E. I'aquct, Conservative.
Welland, Walter Upper,  Intl.  Conservative.
A numerously signed petition was
presented on Monday to Mr. George
11. Cowan, asking him to accept    a
nomination  ill  Vancouver as an  Independent Conservative,  says      the
News-Advertiser.   Mr. Cowan, while
thanking tlie signers of the petition
for their offer of support, at once dc-
dined to accept the request, slating
that Mr. Ellis had been selected at j
the party's candidate at a regularly
constituted convention and he meant
to support him and do all  iu     his '
power     to secure his election.   Mr..
Oownn further stated that he would
speak    in Mr.  Ellis' behalf at the
meeting on Thursday evening    next;
and intended to assist in every way j
to gain a victory tor the Conservative party in this constituency.        |
MR. SMITH'S MEETINGS.
October 13.—Duncans.
October 11.—Chcuiainus.
October 15.—Nanaimo.
October 17.—Ladysmith.
October 18.—Mt. Sicker.
October 111.—Oowichan Station.
October 20.—Esqulmalt.
October 21.-V'ic. Dist, Royal Oak.
October 22.—Vict.    Dist.,   Gordon
Head.
October 21.-Vict. Dist., Willows,
October 25.—Colquitz Hall.
October 20.—Saanieh.
October 28.—Salt Spring,   Ganges
Harbor.
October  28.—Salt Spring,   Fullord
Harbor.
October 20.—Colwood.
October 211.—Metchosln.
October 20.Sooke.
November I,—Ladysmith.
November 1.—Mt. Sicker.
November  2.—Cedar  District,
tcrnoon.)
November 2.—Nanaimo (evening.)
tat-
Oklahoma    is   now the     greatest
broom corn producing district in the
BLEW DOWN THE HOUSE.
Ltican,   Out.,     Oct. 11.-The brick
building and two barns belonging to
Henry   C.    Ilodgins on the Fourth
Concession  ol     llldduiph, two miles
United States, this year exceeding Irom here, was completely demolish-
In amount of production both K -n- cd by a windstorm last night. Mrs.
sas and Illinois. It is estimated i]n(|Bi,is, who was in tlie front part
that 25,000 tons of broom corn will o[ (h(, „ousd was ^^ unfcr (m|r
be raised in Oklahoma west ot the |eet o( (lebriST M escaM wju, ,)Ut
Rock Island railroad. Isli ht lnJurles.
THANKSGIVING
PROCLAMATION
The following is the text ol the
Thanksgiving proclamation, ks published in the last issue of the Canada Gazette'
'•Whereas it has pleased Almighty
God in His great goodness to vouchsafe this year unto our Dominion of
Canada a bountiful harvest and other blessings:
"We therefore, considering that
these blessings enjoyed by our people throughout the said Dominion do
call for a solemn and public acknowledgment, having thought fit, by and
with the advice of Our Privy Coun
cil for Canada, to appoint, and Wc
do hereby appoint Thursday, Ihe seventeenth day of November next, as a
day ot general thanksgiving to Almighty God for tlie bountiful harvest
and other 'blessings with which Canada has been favored during the present year, and Wo do invite all Our
loving subjects throughout Canada
to observe the said day as a day of
general thanksgiving."
A curious thing recently happened
nt London. Just as the tide in (be
Thames turned a very heavy rainstorm swept over London nnd the
sewers sent gecat bodies ol bad water into the river. This met the fish
killing hundreds oi them. LADYSMITH  LEDGER
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do's troops will no doubt strain every effort to strike another heavy
blow and follow up their hitherto
successful campaign. It is said that
Kuropatkin has received orders from
the Czar that he must gain a victory
at any cost; but the Japanese will
have something to say about that.
The general opinion in London seems
to be that Field Marshall Oyama
will welcome the prospect ol a decisive battle and that he has nothing
lo fear from a Russian advance.
HOT POLITICS.
Polities just now are keeping the
chief place lictnve the eyes not only
of the people of Canada, but of
the United States, and while
they arc gradually warming up to
the climax ot the contest, it is to
be hoped that people will keep their
temper and while hitting hard at opposing principles will leave personal-
titles     out ol   the campaign. Some
Metal ties, principally cast, have
been used on various roads abroad
for 50 years. They arc not altogether a success, and most roads substitute timber again.. Not only is
cost an objection, but they make
construction loo light and tail to
get a good hold in the ballast, thus,
rendering it difficult to keep the
track in line.
Cuban Cigar Factory
Manufacturers of tho Famous
CUBAN    -    BLOSSOM
None but Union Labor employed.
M. J. BOOTH, - Proprietor.
NANAIMO, B. O.
NORTHERN  PACIFIC   RY. CO.
Corner' Government and Yates streets
Victoria, B.T?.
THREE
3-TRANSCONTINENTAL-3
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.
Fine connections made trom Victoria
by night or morning boats.   Only
line having through service to St.
Louis without change ot cars. Tick-
jets on sale October 3, 4 and 5.
I   Fare   to   St.   Louis   and   return,
good
men,     however, arc so ill-balanced
lor three months, re-
citcment     of    the moment they do j turning any line; also cheap round
things of which thev become asham- trip rates to all points East, on ac-
,. ,.., .,. I count ol the Fair.  Parties going via
ed when they recover their    eqiull-; g(._ pau, ^ st hmis ot Eastcrn
hritim. Wc have within the past lew noints should not miss a trip on the
days seen a somewhat lurid account famous "North Coast Limited."
the Steamship tickets on sale to all
European  points. 'Very  low rates
, now in effect. They will not last,
took to punching each others hends jCaMn   accommodatioIl rcscrvcd   by
and engaged in a rough and tumble wire
fight       from     which poth emerged I   For further    information   call or
decidedly the worse for wear.   Such ' phone (No. 156) to the office.
o[! A. D. CHARLTON,     C. E. LANG,
A.G.P.A.N.P.R.,       Gen'l  Agt.
of two prominent politicians In
Slates getting so angry that   they
a scene from a spectacular point
view may have been a success to
those who admire a prize fight, but
just imagine what tools the two men
must feel now that the thing is over
and in a few months more when the
political contest Is a thing of the
past, they will probably feel worse
every time it dawns upon them what
silly fellows they were.
Portland, Or.
Victoria, B.C.
NEW PHASE IN WAR.
The openly expressed statement ol
General Kuropatkin to take the offensive at last against the Japanese
makes it incumbent upon him to
show without delay that he Is able
to carry out his promise to lead his
men to victory. Hitherto wc have
heard one excuse alter another given by the Russians for their retreat;
hut Kuropatkin in his address to his
soldiers now says that he has enough
men at his disposal to successfully
retake the lost ground and he proposes to sweep the Japanese before
him and even relieve Port Arthur.
He ascribes all his retreats to the
enemy having hitherto been numerically stronger, but now he says,
'-'the moment in gp to meet the enemy for which the whole army has
been longing has come, and the time
has arrived for us to compel the
Japanese to do our will, lor the
torccs ot the Manchurian army ' lire
strong enough to begin a forward
movement." All this sounds well
and lias a confident tone, but compelling the Japanese, to do the will
ot the Russians is something Kuropatkin has yet to show. All military critics seem to view the determination of Kuropatkin as expressed
in his address to his soldiers lo
mark a critical point in the war. It
leaves no further excuse for retreat,
ft the Japanese forces continue to
force tlicir opponents back, it will
bo a sign lo all the world that Kuropatkin has been mistaken in Ids
reckoning,' or that ills words were, a
desperate endeavor to inluse, a spirit
ot confidence into the troops that
would put them in better heart tor a
determined struggle to stem the tide
of defeat and gain one decisive success. His failure will mean much to
the Japanese and the skilful generals who havo been leading the Mika-
Any
Kind
of
Job
Printing
Done Promptly and
WELL
At
the
LEDGER
Office
On Ist Avenue
All Work  Done at
Reasonable Rates.
The Ladysmith
Opera House
Can be secured1 for Theatrical
purposes, Dancing parties or Entertainments generally.
D. NICHOLSON, Prop.
F. McB. YOUNG,
BARRISTER and
SOLICITOR. . ..
Nanaimo
B.C
The City Market
R. Williamson, Prop.,
1st Ave,     Ladysmith
The Variety Store
is tAvenue*
It will pay you lo go there for Household ijooJb, or most anything. Alco get
your Suwiiiu Machine repaired. Oil and
needle? for muuliinep.
T. W. Fletcher.
FARMERS'   MEAT  HARKET
Ou ist Avenue
Geo. Roberts  . - . Proprietor
PAINTING,   PAPER  HANGING,
ETC.
Work done properly and at right
prices. Shop and residence in rear
of Ladysmith Hotel.
J. E. SMITH, Prop.
If riches arc a curse,
As many do maintain.
I should not be averse,
To being quite profane.
Beet ncomtuodation   for transient and
permanent boarders end lodgers
GRAND HOTEL
Thin new hotel has been comfortably
furuialiftl  ami the   bar   ia   up-to-d.te
Kriteu $1 00 and upward.
Wm. IJEVKitinHK, Prop.
Esplanade ladyemith
THE FRANK HOTEL
Esplanade, Ladyemith
Board by the week or month at reasonable tales.   The leading bar In the city.
Victoria Phoenix beer.
FRANK BABY, Prop.
Esquimau &  Nanaimo  Railway
Tims Table No. 50.
Effective April 14, 1004.
TruinB leave UdyEmiti), Southbound daily nl (1:1(1    in,, and on Saturdays
Sunday, and Wednesdays at 5:06 p. m.
Train, leave Ladysmith, Northbound, at 11:!>7 a. in. .m.ljoii Saturdays, Sunday, and Wednesdays al 6:45 p. in.
Excursion tickets on Bole from and to all stations, iiODd lor going jmrnoy
Saturday and Sunday, returning not later than Monday.
HOTEL DOMINION
—Rates $1.25 and ♦1.50—
l'Vre bus to all steamboat landings and
rail wiiyidepat..   Electric cars every live
ininutei to all pari, ot the cily.   Bar
and table unexcelled,
F. BAYNES, Proprietor,
ABBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.C.
NEW WESTERN
HOTEL
A good Boarding House and Hotel
where there arc good tables and
beds.
MRS. MARY DAVIS, Prop.
HOTEL
LADYSMITH
RATES-51.00     per   day.     Finest
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Avenue, Ladysmith, B. C.
D. C. WHITE,   Prpp.
KING'S HOTEL
Fourth Avenue.
Board by the day, week, or month
at right prices.   Bar well supplied.
JOSEPH AND TASSIN.
He sat with two young ladies time,
Just one more than enough;
For one young lady was de wop,
The other was dc stud.
How Many People In Ladysmith?
A canvass of the city is being made for subscribers to
tlie Daily Ledger. It has been suggested by some of the
business men that it would be of interest and value to the
<"': .riiity to know how many people live in Ladysmith
and i in mediate vicinity, 'ihis means all ofthe actual residents within half a mile of the postoffice in Ladysmith, exclusive of Chinese.
Each subscriber to the Daily Ledger will be handed a
card and asked to write down a guess of the number of
people our census, which will be taken with reasonable accuracy will show.
Envelopes will be given with the card. Write down your
guess, sign your name, put the card in the envelope and seal
it up; either hand it to the canvasser or leave it at the
Ledger office. All guesses must be in during October; none
will be counted after that date.
The census will be computed by the 15th of November.
The envelopes will then be opened aud the following prizes
given:
1. To the person who guesses nearest to the exact number of people living within one-half mile of the postoffice
(exclusive of Chinese) $20.00 in gold.
2. The person coming second nearest, $ 10.00 in gold.
3. The person coming third nearest, $5.00 in gold.
If two or more persons,tie for any place the money will
be divided.
This contest will be absolutely fair. No person in any
way connected with the canvass will either give out any information or be allowed to compete.
THE DAILY LEDGER CO.
QEORQE L. COURTNEY,
Traffic Manager.
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Coal!   ~   Coal!'
Wellington Colliery
'b
Company, Ltd. .
Wellington Coal   Best household coal on the Pacific   $
Coast t
Comox Coal—Best steam coal on the Pacific Coast   X
Alexandria Coal—First-class gas, steam and house-  t
hold coal j
The above coals are mined only by the Wellington Colliery Company. Wharves at Ladysmith,
Oyster Harbour, aud Union Bay Bayues Sound.
Head Office Victoria, B. C
San   Francisco Agency,
R. Dunsmuir's Sons Co'y
340 Steuart St.
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\ The Salmond Estate is now on I
the market
J. STEWART, Agent.
t     Real Estate, Conveyancing, Loans, etc.     NOTARY PUBLIC.
t Fire, Life and Aooident Insurance
j    Agent for Ihe U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co., Baltimore
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I    THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.     I
$   i
s
PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, dOLD AND
SILVER ORES.
Smelting Works at
LADYSMITH, B.C.
Convenient tu E. & N. Ry. or the Sea
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CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,
General Manager.
THOS. KIDDIE.
RATK9 Ji 00 PBR DAY
SAMl'I.U ROOMS
BAR SUPPLIED WITH IIRST
WINKS, LIQUORS, CIOAKS
ABB0TSF0RD HOTEL
Best accomodation In town.   Splendid hunting and (Inning in rioa'r'vitiinity.
A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.
fc»!'feS>^''fcfc'fcf!'i^,to»V!*f!t*'^
Happy Home ^otel
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4 management ol Mrs. Dejor will be found Bret-class, s
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J. Dyer, Proprietor.:
Having taken over this hotel, alter having it all papered and tinted and papered and improved throughout, we are ina position to offer tbe
beat accommodation both (or regular and transient boarbere. Bar supplied with the heat wines, liquors and cigars.   Dining,room under the
IHE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE
WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED
The Bank of British Columbia
HEAD OFFICE! TORONTO.
Capital Paid Up, »8,700,00O
Itest .7. : H 000,000
Acyrgitte resources exceeding 811,000.000
Hon. 1.! m>. A, Con, President. B. K. Walk mi, General Manager.
London Office, 60 Lombard St., E.C.
The Hunk hnn 100 Rranches well diatrlbuled throughout Ihe Dominion and
elsowhere, Including the following in British Columbia and tho Yukon Territory!
ATL1N GREENWOOD NANAIMO VANCOUVER
OHANHUOOK    KAMI.OOPS NELSON VICTORIA
DAWSON LADYSMITH N. WESTMINTER     WHITE  HORSE
Branches In the United States
NEW YORK'     SAN FRANCISCO     PORTLAND     SEATTLE    SKAGWAY
Every description ol banking business transacted.   Letters ol credit on any
part ol the world.
'    Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of one dollar (|1.00) and upwards received and Interest paid at enr-
rent rates.   Depositors are subject to no delay in depositing or withdrawing Innds
GEO. WILLIAMS' Manager
ISLAND   HOME  HOTEL
BATES & KNIGHT, Proprietors,
First Avenue, - , Ladvsmith
Best supplied bar in Ladysmith. Finest accommodation for transient guests aB
well as for regular hoarders. Completely refitted and furnished. Dining room
and housekeeping In charge of Mrs. Tate.
NOTICE.	
Che undersigned Arm has opened a manufactory and are now making the celebrated Empire Cigar,   Stock will be ready lor the market.abont Oct. 10th.
THE EMPIRE C1QAR CO.
M. .R SIMPSON
8olio|tor,
Homy lo
1st Avenue   ■ ■  •
Etc.
Loin
lADYSMITh
Dr- W. J. Quintan,
dentist
Stevens Block, Ladyemith,' B. C.
Dentistry in all Its branches; every^mw
appliance. LADYSMITH LEDGER
SCOUTS FOR—
THE WARSHIPS
The Fairfield Ship''Building & Engineering Company, Limited, whose
yards are on the Clyde, havo launched the fleet scout Forward,"built for
llrst. of two vessels .they have oti
hand for ■ this new class. The vessels are not expected to enter-' the
. firing line, but will serve as attendants to vessels of flic fleet, and to
search out and convey information,
lor which tlicy have' lightness - and J
speed. The Forward is 385 feet
long over all,- and 30 lect 2 inches
wide,1 while her draught of water ..in
normal load condition will be about
M .feet.- Her' displacement is 2,850
tons, her speed 25 knots, with machinery developing 10,000 I. H. P.
Her bunkers are Capable o! stowing
coal with which she may steam a
-total distance .. of about (1,000, . at
about 12 knots speed. She will be
armed with ten 12-poundor guns and
eight 3-poiihders, together with two
18-in. deck torpedo tubes . Protection is afforded to tbe engines and
boilers by a.belt.of ?-in. Krupp, non-
ccmented armor, extending from 30
inches below the water line to the
upper deck, and across the vessel at
each end of the machinery spaces,
and by. the upper, deck of .three-quarter inches high tensile steel. Pro-
leclior is given to the boilers by
the coal which'is arranged in side
anil cross bunkers ...iirroimding the
boiler rooms, and reaching to the
upper deck level. The uiaga7.incs
are-protected by an-armored- -deck
extending: well .below the waterlinc.
■' A feature ,oI the,, design is the
great weight.-of material devoted to
i strengthening, tho main structure oi
the hull, and the care taken to in.
wire that the parts continuously to
longitudinal strength run continuous-!
ly without loss of strength' at - -tlie
butts, and ..without abrupt changes
oi. scantling. High tensile steel has
been largely used, and the-Forward
will be one ol the strongest war vessels ever constructed. Site is de.
signed with a lull forecastle tor-
ward and a sunk poop alt, the lor-
mcr affording' an elevated gun 'platform and insuring dryness, while the
latter gives roomy ■ apartments . lor
the accommodation of the officers.
Ou the forecastle are three ol the
' 12-poiihder guns and" a circular eon
ing .tower ol .1-inch Krupp nqn-cem>
cnted Steel, with navigating bridge
steering shelter, searchlight plat;
form, chart-room ami captain's
watcli cabin .above..... Aft above the
poop is another light bridge, and on
each bridge arc placed two of the 3.
pounder guns. Ip the waist of the
ship are four 12-pounder and four 3
pounder guns, and the two torpedo
tubes, and on the poop deck arc the
remaining three 12-noiindcrs.
The total compliment is 200 persons, Including about. 150 stopcrs
and 50 seamen. The propelling machinery consists of two sets^tjrjplc-
expansion   engines,     in two water
"" ""beck^s pa'rxjon^..--.;.,!,
King Edward has Jjjree^ kinds of
pardon at his disposal) it? would appear Irom the legal dijjcujjsion which
has- arisen in conn<Aior£ with the.
gross error of justicoerjotrated by
the police and the courts--at'the expense o.I Adolf Beck, iwho, ajthougli;
perfectly innocent,- had served. \ one
long term of penal servitude and
then had been arrested and convicted afresh, and wits in'ilhe course ot
serving, out a second, term- for "crime's
committed by his double.
There are the pardon of rlghttho,
pardon of grace and'the pardon by
act ol Parliament. The pardon ol
right Is restricted . exclusively to
those who arc held to. have committed justifiable homicide. The pardon- pll grace is used for those . w|ip
have been convicted1 'rightfully or
wrongfully; Both these pardons me
under the sign manual of the sovereign, to whom these, 'documents arc
now submitted lor- approval, though
they novel' went further- than the
Secretary of State for the Home Department during" the" reign ot Queen-
four, invested cylinders working on
lour cranks, balanced on the Yarrow
Sobblck & Tweedy system. Steam
will be supplied by an installation
of 12 water-tube boilers ol the 'latest
small tulie,   designed lor a working
■ pressure of-2(10 Ks. The Forward
has three funnels and a single mast,
wilh light signalling yard and wireless telcgrapgy fiole—Marine Review
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TOO HANDY WITH'cUNT'
1A sentence of live years' Imprison
ment was'dealtwith'-by Judge Hen-
' dersou of Vancouver -to an American
miner named C. Sampson, a few
days ago at Atlin.    Sampson    was
..charged with.-shooting-nl his partner, Gus Anderson, with intent to
kill. From the evidence given at the
trial it appears that Anderson and
Sampson had some dispute over money matters while engaged in working their claim on Moulder Creek.
After the quarrel Sampson left the
cabin in which he and Anderson lived, and after procuring a firearm
from a- neighbor, returned and commenced shooting'  'at the cabin oncu-
- pied, by Anderson. The walls olthe
cabin were placed in several places',
but fortunately pone qf ..the shots
look died, .and* , .Anderson, was not
injured. , The ease was clearly proved against Sampson of shooting villi
: intent to kill.
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A telegraph operator al Prairie du
Chicn, Wis., was ordered to slop
train because there was trouble oil
the tracks ahead. He did not have
lantern through the window of the
time to set his signals, so threw a
stopped and averted a had accident
Railway sysTEH
SOLID ..ffltyttili $M$
Chicago,   Buffalo
-MYORK, PMjtoHU
I "Via NIa«v« Falta."
*'"<io to. BOSTON Tit On t»Bortanl
, linilieat Muitreg of
I    CANADA and NBW HNOLAND
For time table*, etc., *Ai:*u -
GEO, W. ViXrXt k
Aagt. Gen. Poll, ft Ticket Ait., It.
| Adams Street, Chicago.
SPOKANE FALLS AND
NURTHERN RAILWAY GO.
A. E. HUBERT
Funeral Director
special attention tjiven to culls inglil |
or day. I/Higdistiuicejulioiie ht:
NANAIMO,' B. C.
^$«<M^^$£^
W.G.Praser
Merchant Tailor :;,
 (isl Avenue)       ' '
Fall Slock Jusl Arrived. Call early
and get your pick of the'lurgest and best,
slock iu town.
BARBER   SHOP & BATH ROOMS
The KSPLANADli,   between the
Grand and Abbottsford,
William Pinvkks, Prop:
■•■-'-
Victoria 	
The pardon by act 61 Parliament, is
the most complete and .lull pardon
that can be granted to a wrongfully
convicted prisoner.
The pardon by act of Parliament
originates with the 'sovereign,' anil
Is then -read -in both Houses."' But
there are no llrst, second and third
(readings, as in the case of ordinary
measures brought before Parliament.
Once, and once only'i, is it read in
each house, the members being ■ uncovered the while. Then it receives
[-the- royal assent-forthwith,, and becomes a |i;i "'Ion by act of Parliament
Mr. Beck lias been alrcady.clibcrat-'
ed by virtue ol a pardon of grace It
is how''proposed by his friends to secure "for-him as soon as Parliament
meets again, a.pardon by act of
Parliament. The last pardon byact-
of' Legislature -was' that granted , to
Admiral the Earl of Uundonald, who
while still Lord Cochrane was wrong
lyconvicted"of conspiracy in conncc.
tion with Stock Exchange frauds.
This was the Lord Cochrane who
played so prominent a role as naval
commander in tlio liberation of Chili
and' Perll'lrom' Spanish rule, assist
ing.'thcin to 'procure their independence, and who afterward' commanded the navy ol Greece in, her struggle for freedom Irom Turkey, lie was
the grandfather ot that Karl "of Duli-
douald .who w,as recently in command ol the militia forces,in    this;.
country. i   '   '     '
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POPLAR CUKEK, MINKS.. ■
William Schmock, one of the earliest settlers of Poplar, was in Ncl-1
son last week, and slated to the
News ol that city that a grind sized
force is at work on tyip, Mother Lode
Drifting on the lead is in progress,
and the results arc satisfactory, as
recently a good sized shoot ol pay
etc was encountered. The Mother
Lode is in tlio hands ot John Y.
Cole and his associates. On Rapid
Creek there Is a great deal of aclii-
! W. Mun.ik, Secretary, John IV. Counts, Maunaer.
i Telephone 46.
Tlie   Ladysmith  Lumber Co.,  Lid.
MILLS AT FIDDICK  AND LADY SMITH-Shingles a Specialty.   ; ''
—Manufacturers    ol—
Rough arid Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc , ofthe Best Quality.
Seasoned  and  Kiln  Dried   Flooring und   Finishing Lumber always in Stock'
[I; We are among you and shall be
|  pleased  to  see all  our friends at our
'I new store on First Avenue.
H.&W.
7V1BAT   MARKET
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X      FRESH GROUND COFFEE
$25C, 35C, 40C, AND 50CPER LB. |
tight compartments, each iiet: having Jjlty and    A" number il  claims   arc
beilfjv'devejdpcll tliere, and the showing of ore of a good grade is increasing daily,. ..
Alexander Sharp, M. E., and mining expert tor P. Bums & Co., recently visited Poplar and declared
that he never saw such a snowing of
quartz in his life and said that the'
surface indications, and the result ol
Ihe work done atilepth Indicated
that the camp, when developed,
would be a large producer of gold.
Mr. Schmock further stated that
(or one reason and another the Poplar camp had not done as well this
year as it was thought it would. It
seemed to be hard to interest capital to invest there, and' one company
that .bad invested a considerable
sum had been hampered by litigation. Matters were getting into
shape now as the tangles were being straightened out. Under the
circumstances clear titles could now
being given nnd from now on Poplar should thrive. The. outlook is
steadily improving, and during tlie
coming year.there will be a revival,
ho thinks, in the camp. There Is
hot the least doubt, lie declares,
about the merits ol the properties
there, or that a. majority- of them
van be made to I yield handsome returns when properly operated.
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VICTORIA'S ORGANIZE.     ' I
The Victoria Rugby Football Club
organized 'Saturday night wilh the
.following officers;  I
President, Qcorge Jay; vice-presidents, Geo. Cillespic and Col. Wpl-
fenden; secretary, D. Lcciuing; treasurer, H. Austin; senior captain, K.
A. Macrae; vlee-captaln, K. Schole-
fteld; ' Intermediate captain, L.
Foote; vice-captain, C. Berkeley;
junior .captain,-A. Jeffs; . vjco-capi.
tain W. Kinloch; executive committee, J. E. Cornwall,    Mr. Barnacle,
GROUND WHILE YOU WAIT
BLAIR SlTKDKM
CARLISLE    BLOCK
mm& ssS'SSsasaaa******^ s«& w
Brewtnt Co,
;:: : NANAIMO, B;]C;;
flanufacturers of ',HJe_Z
         -In British Columbia
|   Lager, Beer and] Porter Ouarantee^|Brewed
;■.        from the Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.
»• '•'
u TEN DOLLARS REWARD.
The Union Brewing Company will pay $10 reward for information §
W    wliicb will lead to-the Brreat and conviction of any person or persona j>
J"'  dedroying Union Brewing Company 'a kegs or bollles, or (ailing to re- S
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turn tlm enme,
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Miners1 Drilling Machines,
Made.to order and Repaired at abort notice    Drills sharpened by ne
alway.sgivee eatislaetion.    Picks handled 'and repaired.
Shipsmithing in all ita Branches.
Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.
David Murray
Buller Street --'.-.-- Ladysmith, B. C
^^JOHN MAY
Carpenter," Builder, Contractor and General Jobber
_,      CABINET-MAKING      .^
AWhlngs ^ Spec'alJy*
LADYSniTH, B.C.
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:       LIVERY, BOARDING AND
j 1SALES STABLES
I      DAVID JOHNSON,
\   PHONE6i5 LADYSMITH, B.C.
We Are Slaughtering
All our Choice Assortment of Beef,
Mutton, Pork and Veal ourselves and
can guarantee everything to be the
Nicest, Freshest and Cleanest on the
market....	
PANNELL & PLASKETT
STEVENS BLOCK,
OAT ACRE STREET,
LADYSniTH.B.e
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MORRISON'S
JUST RECEIVED
Fifty boxes hand packed  ap-
♦ j£ pies in Prime  Condition.    Sel-
% K ling at $1.25 per box.
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1 sf Avenue
Ladysmith, B. C.
MORRISON'S
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LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. x
PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE  MOVED
PROMPTLY AND SAFELY
Slntilesiu renr of I.inlysmith Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abbottgford.
$ WILLIAMS  AND WASKETT
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Every Afternoon |
KoirortliiB upon the "Little Italy"
ol one ot London's most crowded dls:
trliits," tlio "health odlccr ol the district says thnt the Italians arc . „, ■
"KMicrally superior" to i.h«ffiitafhfll|OT'fftipiR P' Aiistin,'(I. Prior. It
irliernons nwho '»rd 'their nelnlilirirs". I I* was dceldeil to have the three
They nlno'fake' more care of tli'cit tcahis-sfenlor, liitermodlaU and jun-
phildren, amnnir. whom the death rate ior-iindor one inaiiaRCiiient, and tho
is low, and they aro soljer.              ..following officers were clectnl.
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\ KYNOCK& VULCAN SHELLS
Are the BEST.   We have them.
X BHOWNING AUTOMATIC SHOT GUN
Is a   PEACH.     We   have it.
\ SAVAGE   &  WINCHESTER   RIFLES
EVERYBODY knows them. We have them
The Daily Ledger)
50 Cents per  Month \
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DAY 80HOOL.
Usual subjects taught; also languages, drawing In pencil and crayons, painting in oils and water colors, pianolortc and vocal lessons,
given In classes or individually.
J MISS BERTRAM.
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I   PRICES ARE
Rltilir
E. ROLSTON
Ladysmith
SATISFACriON
OUARANTEED
NOTICE
i
Messrs. Blair and Adam hav* secured the agency of the Chrystal
Laundry Co. to Victoria. All parcels and orders left with them will
receive prompt and careful attention, LADYSMITH   DAILY   LEDGER
WANTED-For Ladysmith a lady or
gentleman to introduce our rapid
sellers; experience unnecessary; a
rustler can make big money. Apply
quick, J. M. MacGregor Publishing
Co., Vancouver, B. C.
WANTED-Pupils to learn the 20th
Century Short Hand System. Full
course to completion in six weeks
For particulars apply
JAS. ROBERTSON,
Aubotsford Hotel, Ladysmith
BOARDER WANTED-Ocnllcman can
obtain first-class board with private family, Esplanade. Inquire at
Ledger Office.
The Cambridgeshire sweep is run
on the 20lh ol October. Tickets for
tlie drawing on sale at J. Stewart's.
LOCAL ITEMS
II. Erb, of R. P.    Rithet *  Co.
Victoria, is in town.
F. D. Little was a passenger from
Victoria today.
J. Stewart, city clerk, left on this
morning's train for Victoria on a
business trip.
Ll. McICinnon, formerly provincial
constable here, spent, tlie morning in
town and left by the noon train for
Nanaimo.
Jack Davis and James Morgan,
two well known miners left this
morning lor Denver.  Colorado.
Mr. Joseph Hunter", superintendent
of the E. & N. Kailway, passed
through on today's train lo Nanaimo.
AT THE ABBOTSFORD.
Herman Erb, Victoria.
Robt. A Creech, Victoria.
T. T. McMinn, BelHngham.
A. Vauglian, Victoria.
John James Treloar, died at the
Somerset Hotel, Wellington, yesterday. He was a well-known resident
and hail resided in Hie district* for
nearly a quarter of a century. He
was a native of Cornwall, Englr-nd,
and aged -15 years.
J. D. Kinney lias given up bis .position with ihe shingle mill and will
leave in a few days for Vancouver lo
join his wife who is in poor health.
Rev. Father Nicolaye was an arrival in Lndysmilh to-day from Victoria.
Sain Benny, who lives out some 8
miles on a ranch on the Nanaimo
road, lias a team thai knows more
than some people. This team
thought last Saturday, that it was
time to go home, and they went.
They arrived home .safely and everything in good shape! The driver arrived Liter. The team made good
time from Ladysmith, but did no
damage along tlie road.
Rev. A. Ewing, superintendent of
Chinese missions for British Columbia and Alberta, left this morning
for Nanaimo and Cpmox. On Sunday, Mr. Ewing opened the new
Presbyterian Church at Clieinainus,
and on Monday a social was given
at which Mrs. Boyle, of Ladysmith,
sang and addresses were given by
Rev. W. Leslie Clay, of Victoria;
Rev. J. M. Millar, ol Nanaimo; Rev.
Mr. Picrcy, of Chcmainus; Rev. Mr.
Ewing, Rev. Mr. Boyle, ol Ladysmith, Ralph Smith and others.
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Schooner Alexander will leave in
llie morning for Union.
+  *   «
Tug Tyce wilh a scow fjr coal,
Poached io:t today.
Tug Otter was in for hunger yesterday and the \"a'.ive aho.
Steamer Amur nn her way north
ca'lccl this morning lo discharge 1)1)
tons it ore fur Hie Tyee smeller
from the i op| c '■ ing nilnes of White
Hose, (.".'.nca by 3 I'. Whitney anil
Co n| iu.;,, Tl i. is the lii".I large
shipment oi ord from the mines,
though a couple of smaller parcels
have al.cdy been received., The
Amur look en blinker coal and sails
this af.cruot.li lor Vancouver. She
had oil;' one passenger aboard, but
will pick up the majority of her
freight and take aboard her passengers at the Terminal City.
*   *   *
Capt. Warren, ot the wrecked steamer Boseowit/., has arrived in Victoria from the scene of the trotiMc,
and states that the back of the Boseowit/. was broken on the reef she
.struck al Parson's Da)', llarbledown
Island, and shb has been injured so
badly that there is no hope of saving
her. The accident occurred in the
limplest why possible, according to
Capt. Warren. He said that he had
a call to make at Parson's Bay, and
when rounding it he signalled the
engineer to stop and allowed the vessel's own momentum to carry her
along. Not knowing that there was
a strong current just where lie was,
Capt. Warren did not notice that his
vessel was making leeway under its
influence and the first intimation he
had of danger was when the Bpscow-
itz mounted the reef till she balanced on it amidships, Capt. Warren
says that it was a case of taking
loo many precautions for safety in
stopping his engine that got him into trouble. Capt. Warren slates
that had not the Indians been seized with a panic there would have
been no loss ol life. The number of
passengers on the vessel, according
lo Capt. Warren, was a hundred and
thirty-four and no more.
, ,• ,"..-i-1-.-i-1 :••;•:-i l-i**+***t*!
SPORTS
■H-I..M.M-H-K
;-M--i--K-H"i-]■•;-'
SHORTIES VS. THISTLES.
Basketball is a good crowd catcher
Ladysmith, lor last night's games
drew well at the Opera bouse and
the delighted shrieks of encouragement showed that even the lair sex,
who formed quite a proportion of
the spectators on the platform, entered thoroughly into the sport. It
was a double bill, in theatrical wording; and the curtain raiser, so to
speak, was the game between the
Shorties and the Thistles. Poor little Shorties; everybody seemed to
think' their lime had come when compared with their antagonists before
the battle, but the Shorties at hall
time handed the sympathy over to
ihc other fellows; though in the end
S to 8 was the score. The MuiU'eS
i-sh'.d things at first, though i an
dcrson .nil Dodd got a number of
Ties for the Thistles that would
have run up quite a score had they
ioivled in the basket. Then McMillan
from a free throw scored the first
point lor tlie Shorties. Soon afterwards S. Morrison landed the hall
f om the field, but as he was still
in progress when he shot, the goal
was not allowed. Morris in -. rn.'il
up on a lice throw.; bit Mol'ioan
scored two more pints fr tin?
Shorties, mailing it Shorties, 3,
Thistles 1 at half time. Dodd soon
Her hall lime evened things up by a
neat goal. Then Thomas duplicated
Ihis tor the Shorties and Sanderson
reciprocated. McMillan pul tlie score
" another point' for Hie Shorties,
':t in a few minutes Morrison even
;! it to six all. McMillan sent it
''..end a couple, but before time was
al'ed, Sanderson scored anothei
two from the field and Ihe game ended after a very keen fight in a draw,
8 lo '8.
SHAMROCKS VS. LEADERS.
The big fellows now came on the
5tl i, but the game was not as good
:rom a spectator's standpoint, from
the fact that there were only (oui
i. side, and therefore they had to
lay more of an end game. There
were some very brilliant pieces ol
work, however, and llie great feature
■vas the scoring of S. Morrison, who
Seemed to land every time lie looked
it the basket. There was sonic pretty play between Allan and Euo,
while Leahy, of the Leaders, 'from
almost hopeless positions scored a
couple of limes and helped to keep
down that of bis antagonists. At half
lime tlie score stood Shamrocks 8,
Leaders 7; the scoring being alternately, Of these Leahy, for Ihc
Leaders, scored twice from (lie Held
and A. Morrison once Irom the field
and once from a free throw. Of the
Shamrocks Adam and McMillan each
scored one goal from the field and S.
Morrison two.
Tlie second half was marked by S.
Morrison scoring ihree goals in suc-
eesi Ion in short order Irom the field,
lie scut in two more before line
was called and McMillan also added
a goal to the Sbamrdck score, Foi
:hc Leaders, Leahy made two goals
Irom the field in Hie second half, and
A. Morrison another, the score standing at the end of play, Shamrocks
2(1, Leaders 13.
JAPANESE R7FLEMEN.
Between llie methods    of shooting
of tlie two armies there was as great
a contrast     as    in oilier essentials,
writes     a correspondent    Irom    the
front,    Russian firing is almost  ail
by volleys wilh' quite mechanical re-
"i:la'ity.    Even in the use of  artll
lerj  they follow apian ol discharging one gun after another    rapidly,
anil  with  precision.      Today,    four
Russian    guns saluted the Japanese
for an hour    as a regiment ol    the
Hatter was moving into position   be-
I fore the Russian front.    The mnnner
lot it was "One! Two! Three! Four!"
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watch.    Should you like    to
got a higher grade, we   havo  i
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up to $100
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BEST BATH ROOMS IN THE
CITY-Ladysmith Shaving Parlor,
High Street.
DRESS GOODS
Just received a Large Consignment of New Dress
Goods which consists ol
TWEEDS, CASHMERE and
LADIES CLOTH.
FRENCH
FLANNELS
50 pieces pt French Flannels.
No two alike. In Blouse
lengths at 50 cents a yard.
FUHS
30 furs in Brown, Black,
Grey and White. From {1.00
up.
DRYSDALE-
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Co., Ltd.
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Publishes   the   fullest   telegraphic
twic; a was
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IKt '"--'"■ flom ai> Pirts of tho world.
ii, J 1 -:.Ji Ihe state nnd local news.   Daily
and :.\-..:.!■ ;■ edition, 7Dc pel month.
S;     • : ■ ">»:') ts.i,.;.■',■•, 49foi-ii t-'pttrc
'i.:-' largest nnd .:,iost cc-hypidto Sun-
f 0 day paper north of San Francisco.
<C L  Ki'   in'   departments  of  literature,
el fashion, ef women's new:.    Sun-
dny ociciMi, ?S.O0 per year.
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All ihe news of the wcafe In n„nei,-.
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Ail Postmasters Sill fake SiiSscriirilons
am
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ling
their infantry work is    on
same order.     Occasionally    tho
luiiese use volleys, but most of
llie lime they fire at will, giving the
enemy less information of their position and gaining the advantages of
individual marksmanship. They lie
like a hunter in the hush wait
for his game and when they see
they blaze away. "Boer tactics,"
their officers explain.
For the Russians i I is as lliough
the Boer had never been," an English
ollicer exclaimed, while watching the
fight of the lilli. 'I'he Russian soldier has not tlie head to he trusted
lo use his ammunition of his own
free will, is the general explanation.
Moreover, il is the opinion JC all who
have seen' the two in bailie that the
Russians are much poorer marksmen
lliat the Japanese, although the latter aro not rated as high as certain oilier armies.
seemed to swarm with men, and two
or I luce companies scrambled down
the slope running for shelter. One
ol die shells fell short almost on the
crest of the hill where the attaches
and correspondents had been grouped
until a few minutes before when they
withdrew, thinking that the fighting
was practically finished lor tbe day.
(Jet   vonr  ailhool  books  ,i|   Itoljllt'f
Book Store.
Ivuinhi'   rt iok  Store is tbe place to
eei "tali ■    -, e'<\
Exeel!'' '    water from the new
fountain h   :      ;.\. Drue Stor*.
CLAD IN KHAKI.
The Japanese uniforms of khaki
from cap covers to leggins make
litem as inconspicuous as. possible.
Ou the Peliin relief expedition Jap-
sc regiments took the field dressed in white duck, which presented a
gleaming target across the com covered plains of Chili within any reusable rifle range. Since that cani-
,ign, in the evolution ol this most
modern or armies, economy of lives
has come to he reckoned with. So
far has tlie spectacular deferred lo
effectiveness in uniforming, that even
the rcgimonlal numbers on shoulder
slarps arc abandoned, that llie enemy may find no distinguishing marks
about prisoners or dead to glvo a
el e to the identity of the organim-
i ns which oppose Iheiii. The or-
Misioual glint ol an officer's sword
scabbard when (lie sun struck it,
was the onl) guide (or marksmen a
lew hundred yards dislant. The officers yet retain their swords in the
field because at close quarters they
wield thorn wilh Ihc old fury and
skill of the Samurai fighting before
their clans. How perfectly Uiaki
liises with an'ordinary background)
was illustrated later lu the da.v when
ihc Russian battery, with an unexpected burst of encrgv, dropped half
a dozen shells over a hill lo the
light of the temple. No one hnd
noticed soldiers lliere until, after the
dropping of tlie    sh-Ils,  it suddentv
Trunks
Valises,   Telescope drips, Ueess
Suit Cases.'  All Leather Goods.
20
Per Cent Lower'than
■—Blswhere—
20
Enterprise Harness Store,
C. R. BRYANT,    Proprietor
Victoria Crcmenl, N«uaino.
[*000< >O0OO»OOO0OOOOOO<>OO<
Our Annual Stocktaking being now
'completed, we Must get rid of many articles QUICKLY. These will be offered at Greatly Reduced Prices in or_
,der to make room for our New FALL
\ GOODS consisting of Dress Goods,
\ Gents' Furnishings, Woolen Underwear Y
', Whitewear, Hats, Caps, Rubbers BootsJ
^and Shoes, etc., etc., which have been
I arriving daily.
Simon Leiser&
Company, Ltd.
kGATACRE STREET
LADYSMITH
!*$oooeoo®ooooee<>O000o<xx:
QEORQE YUEN
Merchant Taylor
All kinds of clothing cleaned and
repaired.
SEE
Harry Kay
lor artistic Painting and Papeihang-
Ing. Picture Framing.
FIRST AVENUE, Ladysmith.
PAINLESS   DENTISTRY
D.-ntisir; i flll.lw tjraudbe^ as line aa
caobeilor:' in tlw world, an,I absolutely
free lion; Hit- SLIti IITE-ST P.-iTN. Ex-
truoiing, tiliini', llttltig ,,f crawus and
b'idj*,! ? iihoitt pain or diaVotiiWi.
Examine work done at tbo W'es> Denial I'.uiorf. and compare wilh m.y you
have fv.t rei'li iuA ihrii jb'iljii for your
tell.
Paints, Ariistlc, and Reliable.
AllHTKK WATCHWORDS OFOUK OFKICK.
Couf-Ullutlbii ami your tettli denned FRUE
Full «l, $7.50; silver filHuga, Ji up; gold fiilllngs,
$2 up; gold crowns, $s up. In fact, all operations
as miBoiml-le ns our watcliwordBcan make them.
Will be in ladysmith, Friday, Aug.sith
and samo date of each succeeding
month, and remain 3 days only,...
liOMi; oiiFIcit:
The West Dental Parlors,
THE IMPERIAL BANK CUMBERS,
Corner  V.tei   and   rjov.rnment   Street..
Ottiue liotire, 8 a. 111. to 6 p. in, j even-
ings, from 7 lu 8.30.   Offlico in P. 0.
Now U your time to gt,t your winter
supply of wood, we will deliver you four-
foot dry wood, which is eqii'l to three
ricks of 16 inch wood, for 1(2.50
J. M. LEIGH,
Wheels!
Vec, we've u»l Muiti i»f whenls; wr-are
Qlientefor ihisOatiijila Oyole ami Motor
Oo,, ol Toronto, an I carry their "Perfect wheel in eicok."
We &ifiore|»iir wheeln; if .voura doea
nut Mil! (o suit yon, >ciid it uo lone,
AH kimlflof liaht mnohinery repairs.
We arHgasol/ne '.much experts
. J. Wenborn
Frarier Street,
Nunaiiuo
Take a Trip East
OVER THE
Canadian Pacific
AND OET
YOUR MONEY'S WORTH.
REDUCEDRATES
Tickets on Sale   October 3rd, 4th,
and 5th.
2 TRAINS DAILY.
FINE ACCOMMODATION.
B. C. COAST SERVICE
SS. Princess Victoria sails daily
at 7 p.m. for Seattle, and at 7.30
a.m. for Vancouver.
Steamers for Skagway, West Coast
and Northern B. C. ports.
SOUTH NANAIMO ASStSSMENT DISTRICT
SALE OF MINERAL CLAIMS'
,l,n' 'ufl fc'VC "otice,lll,at °? Monday, tho 7th day of Novcmhcr, A. D, 1901, at the hour of 11 a. m., at
1, re, 1, in. J ■<>""*, Ladysinitl,, I siio.II olkr fur sale by Public Auction the Mineral Claims in the list
, 1 ,! l,\"ul "' ™° l|Crso,ls in s»ld list hMcinallcr set out, of which Urown Orants have been issued,
Using this not! 0 aa'ruci1, ,l"c'1'"1 m'al'k °" tlic 30U| ""^ "f Julle> lm, and for the expenses ol atlvcr-
II the taxes ami expenses nl advertising ns set out In said list arc not paid to me on or before the day
of s,le, tlie claiins may bo sold to t,he highest bidder, and a conveyance executed to tho purchaser of all
:l II unit interest in snid claims legally alienated by the Crown by the Crown grants thereof
In the event of there being no purchaser, or if tho price offered shall not be sufficient to pay the taxes
WiUvpcnses, the land shall absolutely revert to the Province, and the Crown grants thereof shall bo dcem-
L1ST ABOVE MENTIONED.
N'Ml-' ' !■' PERSON
CllftrlC. Mnvwnl',1
INAMB Ot CLAIM
BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT
PRICES.
Ropnlrlng and mailing tar order   a
perielily.
THOriAS MCEWAN
1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, B. C.
Il.orlniln'f
Silver Kinit
. Itc tin nun
& V.'in II M.iftyu Molltltalu Chief
■' GuMen Hm
IWSCKirriON 01'CLAIM
Lot 1,16 Tc\ml,, 1 Intul
" 1S1
M9    ' " "
5.1
lot      "
TOTAL TAXBS UNPAID
$11.00
Il3.no
jt'-75
fljoo
fll.no
XPBN-MiS & COSTS TOTAL AMT DUIJ
$100
Ootoher 10th, 1004.
lino
$1.00
I
J9.I.00
J1400
»4SJ5
$15.00
$13.00
GEO. THOMSON. '
South Nanaimo Assessment Dist., Ladysmith P. o..
NOTICE.
Persons   found   using our   Pafcnt
Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,
will lie prosecuted.
I! HI Ml NCI RROS.
Pioneer Soda Water Works.
Ladysmith, B.O.
THB R.OHT PLACB
FIRE WOOD.
"V ,oi        .in-
UdyamlthI - v *<>vtli' i U'J 41J( ;>
rii-:
ist Ave.
Shlnirle sp.ilts, good cedar wood,
K a load, (cord; more or lessl, delivered    Leave orders nl office of
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