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Array 1 PUBLISHED IN THE LEADER OFFICE
VOL. 2, NO
/v>
FRIDAY, OCT, 14, 19111.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ALL PARTIES BUSY
ADDRESSING ELECTORS
Ladysmith Will Hear Mr, Ralph Smithpa
Monday Night And Mr, Wolley
On Tuesday
Public meetings promise to be numerous throughout the constituency
within the next few days. Last
night Mr. Ralph Smith addressed the
electors at Duncans, Mr. C. H. Lugrin and other speakers also taking
part. To-night Mr. Smith has a
meeting at Chcinainus and en Monday he will he in Ladysmith with
several good speakers to assist.
The Conservatives have engaged ihe '
Opera   House   lor Tuesday evening,
when Mr. Wolley, Sir 0. H. Tupper
and Premier McBride are expected to j
attend;
At Nanaimo on Saturday evening
addresses will be made by Mr. Ralph!
Smith, R. 0. McPljerson, M.P.,    of!
Vancouver, and Obi'. F. B. Gregory, |
of     Victoria.     Mr. F. Mel!. Young
will be in the chair. M]
The polling places tor this constituency in the Dominion election are:
1. N'ANAIMO.'
Old Court House, Nanaimo.     ; ■
'    2. NEWCASTLE.   '"
• School, House, South Cedar.
School house, Wellington.
School House, Northficld.
Ladysmith, Opera House.
3: COWICHAN:
Public Hall, Cobble Hill.
Cowichan Hall, Cowichan.
Court House, Duncans.'
School. House, Somcnos.      '
School House, Crofton.
Court House,' Chemainus.
Hugh Campbell's house, Mt. Sicker.
Riverside inn, Cowichan Lake.
4. ESQU1MALT.     ..
Masons' Hall, Esquimau. .
School House, Colwood.
j Mct'.hosin Hall, Metchosin.      ,
Charters' Hall. West Sooke.l'J'
School House, East Sookc. '"' ' "
School House, Otter Point.
M,    I,   Baird's ..House, Port, Renfrew.
Strathcona Hotel, Shawuigan.
5. SAANICH.
Agricultural Hall, Saanich.   ,
School House, RoyalOak.
School House, Uoleskinc Road
School Utilise, Cedar Hill Road.
Agricultural Hall, Willows.
11.   ISLANDS.
. School .House, North* Saanich.
School     House,    Clahflola  Island,
South. ,
School House, Pender Island.
School House, Salt Spring, South.
Court House, Salt Spring Island.
School House, Maync Inland.
School House, Oaliaiio Island.
Burchcll's Store, Thetis Island.
VESSEL LOST
WITH ALL HANDS
Schooner Wentworth  of Nova
Scotia Wrecked and None ■
Survive
Chatham.; Mass., Oct. 14.—Driven
down the coast by a -northeast storm",
Ihe Nova Ncolian schooner Went-
worth was thrown upon Chatham
Bar last night and this morning had
been smashed to plcctli iu the surf.
If is believed that not a soul on
hoard survived. At seven o'clock
this morning the body nf a woman
was dragged out ol the breakers h)
the government life-savers, who had
been waiting on the beach, powerless
to aid, since the vessle went on the
bar. At. 8 o'clock to-day auollit"
I,ody, that of a man, was recovered.
,lt Is believed that flic ill-fated vessel carried a crew nl at least eight
nun Ii:sides her skipper, Capt. Prcd-
dle.
KILLED AT LADNER.
Ladncr, B. C, Oct. 14. — Louis
Monkman, a rancher at Ladner, was
instantly killed last night in a runaway. He was thrown out of-the
wagon and his struck one of the
wheels, causing a fracture of the
jaw and skull.
 o————
DEADLY DRINK.
New York, Oct. 1-1.—An unofficial
report has been received from the
Hoard of Health by Coroner Scholar
regarding the samples ol whiskey
collected Irom Tenth Avenue bar
rooms during tlie Investigation into
nearly a score of deaths among pa-
I runs of the cheap groggcries on'thc
west side. It is stated that the
Hoard's expert, chemist found wood
alcohol ill all the samples. .If there
Is found to -he poison In the stomachs
of three men who died las* week the
Coroner will take iinnieiliaj? action.
ELECTRIC PLANT
IN SHINGLE MILL
Ladysmith Lumber Company
Put i lg   in Machinery For
Operating Forty Lights
GOOD OUr LOOK IN LEID
I
Price Now Quoted In London
Hailed With Joy by Koote-
nay Mir.e Owners .1
Inspector G, Buckanam   Sees
Still More Prosperous Times
Ahead for the Product
London ,lcad was quoted on Oct. 7
at £12. This quotation is satisfactory . to the silver-lead miners, says
the Nelson'Daily News of October«;
as each advance in the price of lead
in London means that, they will get
more .'for their lead and as ;a result
under such a condition there is more
profit in mining tor silver-lead ore.
' G. 0'. Buchanan, inspector ol lead
bounties, in speaking about the advance in the price ol lead in London
said' i "The lead producers are now
getting within Ills, ot the maximum
intended to tie reached under the provisions of the lead bounty act, Not
since April has lead reached thc Same
price and hue day during that month-
it touched £12 III shillings, but immediately it,receded in price."
"What do lead producers here realise on their product when lead is
limited in London at £12?" Mr. Buchanan was asked.
"Tho lead producers receive $2,511
per SOU pounds,'" he replied, 'rtfur
the lead. This was the figure that
they asked the government to aid
them ill attaining.when tlicy applied
for the lead bounty. Lead has bev'n
to £10 f> shillings since the bounty
Iregan tilt een months since. Lead
has swung from a little under £111
lo £22 in the last 22 years, the average price during that pcriodbeing
£12 III shillings."
"Do you look [or lead lb go still
higher iu price?"
("Yes; there is a demand for lead
in (lie United States and) they   have
no     surplus to export, and besides
here is a falling off in the pro-
Anothcr    improvement   in   Ladysmith is the installation of an elec-1 ducti'on in Mexico.   There Is, there-
trie lighting plant, by the Ladysinith [„re,     i„     lm opinion, the\prospect
Lumber Co.     in   their shingle, mill, j u,at there will be an advance in the
Tlu work is now under progress ami
ihe 11 in toll Company have the contract. This is one ol the many
linages going on in town as Ladyemith grows bigger and finds the necessity for providing greater taiili-
ties lor conducting increased
ness.
hi
ANOTHER LEPER.
On .Tuesday Assistant Health
fpector Alexander Robertson, ol Vancouver, ran across a Chinaman gathering junk in an alley, and noticing
the peculiar appearance of his hands,
took him to the Medical Health ollicer. Dr. Underbill examined the iiio.it
and found him to he suffering from a
mild form ol leprosy. He was taken
to the leper station at Darey Island
yesterday. This is the third case of
ihe kind lound round Vancouver with-'
in the past three weeks.
Patrolman .Iris. Dockcry ol the St.
Louis police force recently rescued
Airs. Walter Able Irom the Mississippi river. He was standing on the
levee when lie saw the woman jump
in. Throwing oil coat and revolver,
lie plunged in after h.cr. Thc surreal was strong and he attempted to
fight her rescuer, who dragged her
lo shore by the hair. Mrs. lAbto
had lately been sued for divorce.
This makes Patrolman Dockcry's
sixth rescue from the river this
year.'
Mrs. S.J . S. White, colored, has
been admitted to tho practice of law
in Kentucky. She is the first of the
race to win that honor in the Blue
Crass state.
SMUGGLING CHINESE.
Detroit, Mich., Oct. 14,-With two
Chinese under arrest at Lansing and
two white men arrested with them,
detained at Adrian, the local Chinese inspectors believe, they have broken up a system of Chinese smuggling
that has been causing the inspectors
trail le. A third 'white man has been
in jail at Detroit lor a month awaiting trial for aiding a Mongolian lo
illegally cuter' the United Stales.
Windsor, Ont., just across tihe river
from Dctriot, was the liraikiuartcrs
ot the smugglers. It is stated that
the two Chinese now In jail at Lansing confessed that they expected to
pay their guides, $270 upon their sale
arrival at St. Louis, Mo., ami that
they paid $2.1 on the road. They'wore
rowed across the Detroit river Sunday night, landing south of the city
limits alio, with- their two guides had
proceeded as far as Adrain, Mich.,
when they were discovered awl placed under arrest.
o '    	
William Maxwell, now iu the far
east as war correspondent for one ol
the big London dallies, is perhaps
thc best all around journalist that
London possesses today. Maxwell
was with Kit'dienef to Kluirtoum and
has the nJedal with clasp lor • pm-
durmanl He went tfi 'South Africa
and was present at all thc preliminary lighting, including Elamlsgaalc
and Lombard's Kop. He was in Ladysmith during the siege.
pri.ro of the product.". .
"IIuw about silver? Do you think
il will go up with lead?-'
"I do not look for a better price
III thc immediate future than IIP cents
all ounce."
Speaking .about the payment ofthe
i lead bounty, Mr. Buchanan said'
"All hut S2,(llin due under the lead
! I onnly act has been paid. Thai
In-, which has nut been paid is fur lead
Ihe claims for which have not yet
been put in, or lead that was1 not
smelted on .June .'lOlh, the end of the
fiscal year. Those who have not
been paid can now file claims and
gel what is due them, A good uihuy
claims for bounty for the second
yean for July aud August, have
been sent In lo the federal capital,
but as yd no checks have arrived.''
In conclusion, Mr. Buchanan said:
"We have two now shippers ol silver-lend ore, the Chambers group,
near Cody, and the Ore Hill, located
at Salnio."
ANOTHER GLORIOUS
VICTORYFOR OYAMA
Kuropatkin Fails Stop to Progress of Japanese
and His Official Despatches Admit Retire/
ment With Heavy Loss
Tac only direct news of today's
fighting in Manchuria is contained in
an official report from Marshal Oyama to Tokio, that the tattle is
raging along almost thc entire tront
and that the Japanese are making
satisfactory progress. Beyond this.
the despatches relate entirely to the
developments of yesterday and Wednesday. They make it plain thai
the battle is of the most desperate
character thc lighting exceeding in
fierceness that at Liao Yang. The
losses on both sides arc undoubtedly
heavy, but the figures have not as
been received.
Kuropatkin officially confirms the
loss of a large number of guns on
his right flank, which was (orccd
from its position by a night attack
of the Japanese. He was also compelled to.withdraw some distance on
his loll as the position was lound to
he loo far advanced. The despatch
shows that the operations of Wednesday and Thursday were unfavor-,
able for the Russians. The Russian
losses are reported as especially heavy on their left and centre, where it
appears that the hottest lighting occurred.
LOSING HEART.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 14.—(8 p.m.)
—Nothing official regarding to-day's
light is ybt obtainable, hut the prevailing impression in St. Petersburg
is thai the day has gone against Kuropatkin. The city is even filled
Willi rumors of his disastrous defeat.
VICTORIOUS ADVANCE.
Tokio, Oct. 11.—(t p.m.)— Field
Marshal Oyama rcporta that fighting
is in progress along alomst the en-,
tire front and that thc Japanese arc
making satisfactory progress.
RUSSIANS RETIRE.
St. Petersburg, Oct.  If .—(3.35   p.
nt.)—Gen.  Kuropatkin's official    report given at 1.30 p.m., definitely
confirming the loss of artillery attached to the brigade on his right
flank as the result of Gen. Oku's attack on Wednesday night only increases public apprehension. The
number of guns lost is not specifically stated. Each division is. comprised of two brigades with a brigade of artillery of forty-eight guns.
It seems1 that the Russians lost 24
guns which would correspond with
the Tokio report. The Admiralty
says it has no confirmation, in regard to the report from St. Petersburg by way of Paris of the appearance, ol five Japanese cruisers off
Vladivostock and discredits it. The
Admiralty yesterday received important news from Port Arthur simultaneously with the arrival of Gen-
Stoesscl's despatch. II is evident
that the new s relates to the Port
Arthur squadron and il would not
he surprising if Rear Admiral Wirin
made an attempt lo escape at any
moment.
Gen. Kuropatkin early this morning reports regarding the fighting of
Oct. 12th and 13th that the Russians
on the right wing defended their advanced | osi lions and also portions of
Ihe different main positions particularly in the direction of Sialiuhedzy
unlil towartls evening when Kuropatkin ordered them to withdraw a
short distance. In spile ol the fact
that the Japanese attacks were chiefly directed against these troops they
held the ground to which they retired. On the left wing after a
obstinate struggle the Russians
cupied the rocky hills south ol Bon:
tsiiipiiUc and near Bensihu, about 8
miles north of Yen Tai, but thc arrival of the Japanese reinforcements
preventing them from profiling by
this success and this body was separated from the rest of the troops,
Kuropatkin ordered it retire. Thc
dcupatch reiterates that the Russians suffered heavy losses hut no
details have yet been given out.
GETTING READY
New York, Oct.. 14.—  A despatch
from  Paris  to  the Times says   St.
very
though most .of these were recaptured. The Japanese subsequently captured several other guns. The number taken,, however, is not stated.
CAPTURES BY JAPANESE.
London, Oct. 14.—Advices received
at the Japanese. Legation say that
the report of Marquis Oyama, giving
details ol tlie operations below Mukden on Tuesday and Wednesday which
were previously described in tlie Associated Press despatches from Tokio, seems to make -the total of Russian guns captured 38, and ammunition wagons 24. General Oku's army
was credited with having taken 23
gun?. The report regarding capture^
by General Nodzu is not quite clear.
It says he took "two field guns and
eight/ammunition wagons on a height
a few miles east of Yen Tai, and
while pursuing' the enemy captured
alio field guns with ammunition wagons numbering eleven at San-Kaush-
■n-Moiilain, besides 1511 prisoners.'j
The Japanese Legation is not sure
whether this means eleven guns and
eleven wagons or whether the guns
and wagons together total eleven.
OYAMA VICTOR.
London, Oct. 14.—The London papers have to rely principally on official reports for news from thc Far
East, hut regard the Japanese victory assured. The Daily Telegraph
says Gen. Kuropatkin has shot his
holt. He seemed to be speeding well
toward the mark, yet has missed it
badly. He has suffered not merely
a repulse but a disastrous defeat,
whilst Japan's incomparable army
under incomparable generals have added another glorious page to their
chronicle, of war > and proved that
Oyama is still Kuropatkiin's master
every branch of the art ol war.
Tlie Daily Graphic describes General Kuropatkin's move as a gambler's chance, and considers' that the
frank bhintncss of his report to the
Emperor seems to speak the language of a man who has done his
best with the bungling advice of
some superior agency. The Standard finds Kuropatkin's despatch full
SUSPECTED OF
G P. R, Hold Up
Detectives Think Same Metis
Responsible For Robbery of
Oregon Express Last March
C. P. R. detectives arc busily engaged in working up evidence on a
new theory in the train rohlfcry case
Barron, one of the company's best
known officers, is just now in San
Francisco, according to the Vancouver Province. He is endeavoring to
determine whether or not, the two
Gates boys of Alameda and' Jim Ar-
nelt ol Siskijon "County, Cal., could
have been the men who held up tbe
passenger train near, Wlionnock a
month ago aud got away with $7,-
000 in gild.
Barro'ii is conferring with Southern
Pacific a'ntl Wells, Fargo dotccfives,
who have linen trying to find the
(laics hoys over since tlicy held up
the Oregon express last March ami
Wiled Messenger O'Noii. This was
one of the boldest holdups ever ear-
Uletl out ou the coast. That it   was' minster.
Petersburg despatches report five 0f tragic meaning, while tho Daily
Japanese cruisers off Vladivostock. j (jews argues that the Russian dash
The Commander in Chief of Ihc fort-1 southward was prompted by ades-
ress has summoned the inhabitants j pernio desire to relieve Port Afcthur
to surrender lire arms of all inscriptions wrthin a week.
A DAY OF MOURNING.
Vladivostock,    Oct.  14.—It    being
six months ago   that the battleship
Pctropavlovsk     was sunk oil    Port
i Arthur  and  Admiral Makarofl    and
most of    those on   board perished,
i memorial services were held in    all
ithe churches here yesterday.   All the
'schools  will open to-morrow and it.
is feared Micro    will Ire considerable
I increase in llie price of food   owing
{lo lb
done by the Gates, gang is certain.
Arnett is older and smaller than the
Gate)! brothers. He is their leader,
and the Southern officers believe that
Mlis is the trio that did the job recently near Vancouver.
Every detective and police officer
on'the coast has been on ithe lookout
lor tlie Gates party since last March.
Large rewards have been offered for
.their capture, but so lar they have
not been located.
San Francisco officials believe the
bandits have a stronghold somewhere
in the woods in Washington Stale. If
that lie true it is quite possible they
could have disappeared across the
boundary alter doing this job and
gained their home in tlie mountains.
So fully do the Southern officials
believe that the Gates boys and Ar.
nett did the job on the Canadian Pacific that they sent men to Washington and Northern Idaho early in the
chase, expecting that if the men who
did the work in Canada were found
they would turn out to tie the parties who have been wanted for so
long for robbery and murder In the
South.
One or two interesting developments in the wise have occurred recently,. Everyone will remember the
apturc by Waddell anil Jackson of a
man named Jerry Sullivan, who was
promptly sentenced tn three years in
jail for robbing August Schwann's
house. He bore some resemblance to
Arnett. Now Barron is said to have
secured positive Information 'that
Sullivan Is an ex-railroadman and
lias several times been suspected ol
holding up. trains on the Northern
Pacific.  Sullivan is credited with bo- j forced not only
ing another name lor lArnctt, and the sit ions,     but __^__	
latter is known In Calilornia as ono' previously recovered by the Japan-
ol the most expert ol train robbers. W Our forces retired lo the posi-
Hc has been, lulled up iu various jo||i. lion previously prepared on the Sha-
and has never been captured.     The jkhe River."
Southern officials arc now trying lo| An official telegram from the front
determine whether Arnett is really ( stales that the Japanese captured
the man held In confinement at West- sixteen guns on the right flank ofthe
influx of students and othe
There is a comparatively small supply ot food iu thc place as little was
brought iu_ rast ycat either by rail
or water owing to the blockade and
the fact that the military niunopo'
lied Ihc use ol the railway,
HAD NEWS FOR CZAR.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 14,-The Emperor has received tlie following des,
patch dated yesterday, Irom General
Kuriipatkin: "Two regiments of thc
Russian right on October 111 sustained heavy losses. The commander ol
one was killed and the brigade commander was wounded, Both regiments were compelled to withdraw,
abandoning their artillery, but sub*
seqiicntly under Col. Vannovisku,
wiio temporal ily assumed comiitanil of
Ihe brigade, they, after a desperate
assault, regained possession of thc
guns with the exemption olsix, which
riimaiined in the. hafuls of thc Japanese. Till filial issue of the battle
Wednesday on this (lank was sueccs-
ful lor us. On account ol a night attack ol the .lapanese, who executed
a turning movement, our Irnops were
to abandon their po-
again   lost the guns
rather than to Viceroy Alexiefl's malign influence, thc end of which in
case ol thc fall of the fortress cannot be far distant.
FEAR THE WORST.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 14.—(1-05 p.
m.)—It is now seven o'clock at
night on the battle ground below
Mukden, and thc fate of Kuropatkin's
forward movement,, and possibly the
fate of his whole army may already
have lieen decided, but no word has
yet come regarding the issue. Naturally the city is filled with countless rumors of defeat and victory.
The public has been aroused to the
highest pitch of excitement and anxiety by Kuropatkin's despatches ol
last night revealing the terrific character of the eotrrhat yesterday and
acquainting, the people officially that
he was on the defensive, That, together with the Tokio despatch declaring that the .lapanese forces
were everywhere gaining ground and
Kuropatkin's conshidiug statement
that tic would "Give orders to-morrow to obst inatcly defend thc posi-
tions occupied by us," has chilled
the enUufciinsm with which the news
ol the Russian advance was hailed
and instead has caused fears of Impending disaster. The holiday crowd
engaged in celebrating the festival of
the "Intercession of the Virgin for
humanity,''1 on which occasion they
usually spend their time in merrymaking, clung obstinately to the
bulletin boards, hungrily awaiting
news of the Issue of the most orit>-
cal day. It, is fully appreciated
that il Kuropatkin's army was driven back today, the whole plan ot thc
Russian advance may have been
wrecked and that if Field Marshal
Oyama is able to follow up the Russians energetically, thc battle may
end In ruin lor Kuropatkin. On thc
| other hand If Oyama, having himself
made advances, and exhausted his
troops, be may he compelled to* tall
Russian troops Wednesday night, al- [back on his fortifications, 'ladysmith ledger
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proved of "sparking.'j "My friends,-" jThe Ladysmith
he says, Jjl| you don't spark here you j Opefa-HoUSe
will spark somewhere     else.  If you	
don't spark with one another    you |   _Ga:i'   be-secured  for   Theatrical
1 seek strangers to spark with. As purposes, Dancing parties or Enter-
tor sparking itself, I am heartily in  tainni:ii:s generally.
tavor of it, and I hope that it ■ will
lead up to the altar and that I will
be allowed to marry you."
There is a whole lot of sense in
the good father's words. The happy
marriage is not made without preliminary "uparking" and it is certainly better for the .parents to know
the young man who is ''sparking"
their daughter than to have some
stranger ol whom they iknow little or
nothing become engaged to her. Even tiie old folks "sparked" once, anil
many of them don't forget it, no
matter il their hair is now grey and
tlicy seem diy and matter-of-fact. It
is right and proper that young people be given opportunity to meet and
know each other and mot to .be frowned upon, because they are happy in
each other's company.
D. NICHOLSON, Prop.
F. McB. YOUNG,
. BARRISTER and
SOLICITOR. . ..
Nanaimo
B.C
Best acommodation   lor transient and
permanent boatdern and lodgers
GRAND HOTEL
This new hotel has been comfortably
furnished and thn bar  is up-lo-d te.
Rates $100and upward.
Wit. Bevsbidse, Prop.
K'planade Ladysmith
THE FRANK HOTEL
Esplanade, Ladysmith
Board by the week or month at reasonable tales.   The leading bar In the city.
Victoria Phoenix hear.
FRANK BABY, Prop.
Esquimau &  Nanaimo  Railway
fime Table No. 50.
' Effective April 14, IfHH.
Trains leave Ladyemith, Southbound daily iti 0:10 a. in,, and on Saturdays
Sundays and Wednesdays at 5:06 p, iu.
Trains leave Ladysmith, Northbound, at 11:57 u. m. awl jon Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:45 p. at.
Excursion tickets on sale from and to all stations, good lor going jiurney
Saturday and Sunday, returning not later than Monday.
The City Market
R. Williamson, Prop.,
1st Ave,     Ladysmith
NORTHERN  PACIFIC   RY. CO.
NOT A NEWSPAPER WAR.
Another     hatch of war correspondents has romc back Irom the' Japan     greatly disgusted at not being
permitted to go to the,front and see
thc actual fighting.   One of them, a
representative    of one of the more
prominent I'nlted States magazines,
'says that he saw nothing whatever
of the war.   Throughout the   whole
campaign lie only saw one dead man
and a few sick mrn in hospitals. lie
was wilh General Oku's army     at
Mao Yang and was only permitted
to see the flrinc at a distance o! seven miles.   The .lapanese were courteous, hut trusted no one; anil    the
correspondent waxes wrath and complains that the Japanese "liod"   by
promising     privileges,   hut! granting
none.   It mattered not bow powerful
•-a newspaper     was represented,     all
correspondents     were treated  alike,
while no dnulit it must, he extremely
irritating tn he a correspondent, cagf
er to do good work and anxious    to
see the greatest war of modern times, it must he admitted that one ol
the greatest causes of Japanese success up to the present has been   the
profound,   secrecy with  which  they
have veiled fietr IM'ctiiions.    Probably   their    Ideas ol politeness   have
caused them to    not    refuse    with
hluntncss the requests of the western
war correspondents; hut while seemingly   willing to grant them privileges,, thoy have liten loath to   take
the slightest chance ot having plans
miscarry by the indiscretion ol even
one correspondent.   Manv ol the Japanese have been educated in Europe
or on this continent and knowing how
persevering the ordinary reporter is
in quest ol news, have concluded that
the only way to keep a secret is not
to share it.    The Japanese seem to
have been    wonderfully tree of spies
and every avenue ot intelligence    to
the     outside world has been closed
until it seemed proper to make pub-
He what had been doing.  It must lip
admitted, too, that thc reports   of
thc Japanese generals, unlike   many
emanating from Russian sources, have
been   exceedingly    truthful and tree
Irom anything like boastlulucss    or
undue exultation.   An official report
from Tokio, therefore, is now     accepted, while many ol the messages
sent out as official Irom St. Petersburg arc looked upon with suspicion.
The events nf thc past lew days have
apparently made the claims ol Kuropatkin look decidedly absurd;  while
the Japanese, not giving any Inkling
beforehand of their Intentions, have
countered, llie ellorts ot the enemy to
dislodge them anil have pressed   forward their attack iu a masterly combined movement that is now believed will add still another victory   to
the many already gained in the war.
FARMERS'   AtEAT  MARKET
On ist Avenue
Geo. Roberts  - - - Proprietor
PAINTINQ,
PAPER   H ANQING,
ETC.
Corner Government and Yates streets
Victoria, B. C.
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.
Fin* connections made irom Victoria
by night or morning  boats.   Only
line having through service to St.
Louis without change of cars. Tickets on sale October 3, 4 and 5.
Fare   to   St.   Louis   and   return, I ^—————_
$67.50, good   for three months, re-j   Samuel Hopkins in 1790 took
turning any line;  also cheap round j the first American patent.    It    se
trip rates to all points East, on ac- cured him the right to make potash
count of the Fair.  Parties* going via - 	
St. Paul to St. Louis or Eastern j
points should not miss a trip on the
The Variety Store
ia tAyentte.
II. will pay you lo \\o there lor Household goods, or most anything. A!?o get
vour Sewing Machine repaired. Oil and
needles for machines.
T. W. Fletcher.
HOTEL DOMINION
—Kates $1,25 and $1.50—
Ka e bus to all steamboat landings and
railway;depote. Electric cart every five
minutes to all parts of the cily. Bar
and table unexcelled.
F. BAYNES, Proprietor,
ABBOTT ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.C.
QEOROE L. COURTNEY,
Traffic Manager.
NEW WESTERN
HOTEL
A good Boarding House and Hotel .j
where there are good tables and
beds.
MRS. MARY DAVIS, Prop.
Work done properly and at right
prices. Shop and residence, in rear
of Ladysmith Hotel.
J. E. SMITH, Prop.
out
HOTEL
LADYSMITH
RATES—$1.00     per    day.     Finest
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Avenue, Ladysmith, B. C.
v D. C. WHITE,  Prop.
KING'S HOTEL
Fourth Avenue.
Board by the day, week, or month
at right prices.   Bar well supplied.
JOSEPH AND TASSIN.
Thc first bank established In the
United States was incorporated in
Philadelphia,  December 31,  1781.
;Coali~"coarr'
Wellington Colliery
Company, Ltd.
Wellington Coal   Best household coal on the Pacific   |
Coast
^ Comox Coal—Best steam coal on the Pacific Coast
* Alexandria Coal —First-class gas, steam and household coal
The above coals are mint d o lly by the Wellington Colliery Company.    Wl arv;s at Ladysmith,
X Oyster Harbour, and Union Bay baynes Sound.
Head Office Victoria, B. C
San  Francisco Agency,
| R. Dunsmuir's Sons Co'y
. 340 Steuart St.
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lamous "North Coast Limited."
Steamship tickets on sale to   all
European  points.   Very  low rates
now in effect.   They will not last.
Cabin   accommodation  reserved   by
wire.
For further    Information    call 0:
phone (No. 450) to the office.
A. D. CHARLTON,     C. 13. LANG,
A.O.P.A.N.P.R.,       Gen'l  Agt.,
Portland, Or.        Victoria, B.C.
How Many People In Ladysmith
?
FATHERLY ADVICE,
There Is a Roman Catholic priest
In New Jen icy wiio must ho a very
popular pastor among the young people of his dock, lor when some ol
the parents objected to church society as ofloring loo great apportunlty
for their sons and [laughters to
"spark," he replied that he quite ap-
Any
Kind
of
Job
Printing
Done Promptly and
WELL
At
THE
LEDGER
Office
On 1st Avenue
All Work  Done at
Reasonable Rates.
A canvass of the city is being made for subscribers to
the I'Jaily Ledger. It has been suggested by some of the
iiiess men that it would be of interest and value to the
(.omuiunity to know how many people live in Ladysmith
and immediate vicinity. . 'l his means all of the 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 it; tbe envelope and seal
it up; either hand it to the canvasser or leave it at the
Ledger office. All guesses must be in during October; none
will be counted after that date.
The census will be computed by the 15th of November.
The envelopes will then be opened and the following prizes
given:    -
1. To the person who guesses nearest to the exact number of people living within one-half mile of the postoffice
(exclusive of Chinese) $20.00 in gold.
2. The person coming second nearest, fio.oo in gold.
3. The person coming third nearest, #5.00 in gold.
If two or more person's 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 in.
formation or be allowed to compete.
THE DAILY LEDGER CO.
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The Salmond Estate is now on
tbe market
J. STEWART, Agent.
Real Estate, Conveyancing, Loans, etc.     NOTARY PUBLIC.
-Fire, Life and Aooident Insurance 1
Agent for the U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co., Baltimore     |
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PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, dOLD AND
SILVER ORES.
Smelting Works at
LADYSMITH, B.C.
Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea
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I CLERMONT LIVINGSTON; THOS, KIDDIE,      1
| General Manager. Smelter Manager. {
RATES fj.oo PBR DAY
SAMPLE ROOMS
RAR SUPPl.IHI: WITH BUST
WINB9, LIQUORS, CIGARS
ABB0TSF0RD HOTEL
Be>t accomodation In town,   Splendid hunting and fishing in near vicinity.
A. J. McMURTRIE, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.
IHE CANADIAN BANK OF
WITH WHICH 18 AMALGAMATED
The Bank of British Columbia
HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.
Capital Paid Up »8,70O,OO0
Heat 3,000,000
Ag.'rgate resources exceeding .....:.83,000,000
Hon. Gko. A, Cox, President. B, E. Wai.kkr, General Mamuer.
London Office, 60 Lombard St., E.C.
The Rank has 109 Branches well distributed throughout tbe Dominion and
elsewhere, Including tile following in British Colombia and the Yukon Territory!
ATLIN GREENWOOD NANAIMO VANOOUVER
CRANBROOK    KAMLOOPfl NELSON VIOIORIA
DAWSON LADYSMfPH N. WE8TMINTER     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 ot the world.
Savings Bank Department.
I'epnslts of one dollar (rfl.iM) uud upwards received and Interest paid at car-
r mt rates. Depositors are subject to no delay in depositing or withdrawing fundi
LADYSMITH BRANCH -       - GEO. WILLIAMS, Manager.
Happy Home wotel f
J. Dyer, Proprietor. I
Having taken over this hotel, after baving it all papered and paint- i
ed and papered and improved throughout, we are In a position to offer tbe J
heat accommodation both lor tegular and transient buarbere.    Bar sup- 4
plied wilh the best wines, liijii. s and  cigars.    Dining room under the ^
management of Mrs Drier will Me found first-class. i
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ISLAND   HOME  HOTEL
BATItS 4 KNIGHT, Proprietors.
First Avenue, - Lad) smith
Best supplied bar in Ladyimii I'. J'nest accommodation lor transient guests as
well as for regular boarders. CmnpMely refitted and furnished. Dining room
and housekeeping In charge ol Mrs. Tate.
notice,
The undersigned firm has npmed i manufactory and are now making the celebrated Empire Cigar.  Stock will lm rsady lor the market about On. 10th.
THE EMPIRE ClOAR CO.
M. .R SIMPSON
8oli0|tor, Etc.
Money lo Loan
1st Avenue   ■ -  -   UDYSMITh
Dr- W. ]. Quintan,
DENTIST
Stevens Block, Ladysmith, B, C.
Dentistry In all its branches; every .new
appliance. LADYSMITH'LEDGER
VEGETARIAN'S LONG WALK-   LAtJYJSMlTH "AERIE   NO. 68(1 -
Geo. HI Allen has broken tho ia>    Meet* "in fife Opera-House 1st and
ord for time in a walk from Land's
End to   John O'Groatls—a^distanee
3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. .Worthy
President, A. A. Davis;' Worthy
Secretary, C. II. Rummings.    '■-
of close upon 1,000 miles.*' He isa
vqgctanjan,    al lifcrlong  tcetfjt|Hl!lo,r,       ';
and a non-smoker. Allen's time A lite of Andre is to bciusued by
was 17 days. The first week, lie the Geographical society oi Stock-
averaged 45 miles pier day,' the sec-"holm; of which he was a prominent
ond week 53 miles per day, and the member. He was well known not
last 63 miles per day. Thc ... pre-, only as, an aeronaut, hut as a mot-
vinus time was 24 days 1 ,hours\,and, eorolbgist, and his personal qualities
endeared him toanu|uta"of friends
his letters to whom arc to be   cm-
bodied in the biography.       '    ,
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RAILWAY SYSTEfl
SOLID THROUGH CARS
the average walk per day 42 miles.
When Mr. Allen left the Royal Exchange, Glasgow, in continuation of
his journey from Land's End to John
O'Groat's, he had 315 miles to traverse in order to complete his journey. Proceeding steadily, along he
reached Perth late" at night,' having
covered during the day sixty Imiles.
.Allen startcM out early next   morn-
• -ing, ' arriving at, Dalwhinnie, the
resting place for the night, having
travelled 58. miles for the day. Continuing his walk on the following
day, Allen traversed 51) miles, reaching Inverness in wonderfully good
trim, although the rough roadD crossing the Grampian Hills had blistered his feet somewhat.
He was 177 miles from John
O'Groat's and no one expected him
to reach there In two days, but he
walked at a good rate ol speed during the whole ol thc day, and It was
then seen lhat he intended accomplishing a splendid performance. Going as strong a* ever on the next
and last day, and walking as fresh
as when he left Land's End, nearly
three weeks before, and much faster.
Alton eventually reached John O'Groat's, having thus walkod nearly
1,000 miles in Slightly under seventeen days. This beats the previous
record ol 24 days 4 hours by seven
days and several hours, a really re
markably feat, of endurance.
To show the perfect condition alien was in, he not only increased thc
.mileage each day, hut also his speed
Thc second week he walked 48 miles
further than the first week,' and during the last five days considerably
further than he did during the llrst
six days, and nearly as far as during the'1 first week of six days.
During the first week Allen averaged just over 45 miles per day, the
sci ond week just over 53 miles per
day, and the third week 63 miles
per day. During the last two days
Allen actually covered an average ol
88J  miles  per day, and this     after
having walked nearly 900 miles.
woman as a Voter.'
When I asked Mrs. Finis P. Ernst,
nf Denver, if she wasn't a politician,
she looked at me a trifle indignantly
and said'
"No, I'm not: I'm a homo-maker.
Why, I've raised nine children, and
how could I find any time for politics when I was doing that*, When
one considers the amount of detail
that is incident to thc proper handling ofrveii a single: haHy tlwltrutih
of Mrs. Ernst's rather indignant remark is very apparent. But Mrs.
Ernst .is tlie president of a poKJtii-
cal club and I knew it, so I observed with a very apologetic air: "You
are tlie president of a political organization, though, aren't you, Mrs.
Ernst? "
"iY'c-cs," she said, hesitating a
little. "If women arc entitled to
suffrage Iu Colorado, they should be
interested enough to vote. Why, do
you know"—Mrs. Ernst was beginning to get interested herself—i*'that
50 per cent, of the total vote was
cast by women? Our organization
differs in no way from any other political club. We have city committees, ward organizations and precinct committees, and we have accomplished a great deal of good
for women and children in the ten
years that wc have had thc right
to have a voice in wtatc affaics. The
club of which I am president, has
3,000 members in Denver alone, and
the members vote and see that
others vote when any vital question
is involved."
fH'hy don't you elect a woman
governor, then?" I asked Mrs. Kriistt
out of pure ciirosily.
"Why," she said wilh apparent
surprise, "wo haven.t ever thought
ol that, really wc haven't. We're
all tuo busy wilh our home affairs
to give up the lime. Now, r really
believe a woman's first duty is to be
a home-maker, anil I believe site can
do more good by raising a small
family like 1 have than iu any other
way. But the women of Colorado,
havo accomplished real good
ARCTIC WHALING.
After spending six months in the
ice of the Arctic ocean and capturing
four largc whales, the estimated Value or whose bones is $30,000, the
gasoline schooner Barbara Hcrnstcr,
said to be the first whaler ever fitted out in'that port, reached Seattle
board 7,500 pounds ol whale bone,
on Monday morning. She had on
a number of bear and fox skins and
some valuable curios purchased from
the natives in the noyth.
Three whales escaped the crew ot
the Barbara One of them alter a
battle lasting for more than three
hours, got under the ice, snapped the
line and made itself scarce. It was
an immense, creature, the crew ol the
ship state, probably weighing more
than any whale captured in the
North in many years. That it got
away from the men eventually was
due to its immense sizci and
strength.
There was a crew of twenty-five
men on board the 'Hcrnstcr, and
when the ship moored to thc , dock
they wore the happiest bunch of sailors that have struck the port 'for
many a day. Anybody that wanted
a story of the cruise could have jl
willingly, and when n Ppst-cntcili-
genccr reporter clambered aboard,
and asked a couple of thc sailors
what had happened on the voyage,
he was regaled, with .accounts which
in print would make the adventures
of Baton Munchausen look like 30
cents.
According to Captain Hoffman,
however, the trip was an uneventful one as whaling voyages go. | Nothing os a startling nature occurred
during the entire six months, with
the exception of the escape of the
enormous whale. While thc captain
considers the trip a successful , one,
it has been no belter than the average for thc year, he states, the other
whalers each succeeding in landing
from three to five whales. None, ho
said, will come back, empty.
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Fit PING'S CARGO.
Tokio, Oct. 13.—Preliminary re,
ports indicate that the bulk of the
steamer Fu Ping's cargo was ammunition. An inventory is expected
soon. Thc Fu Ping cleared from
Takhu and it is not known where
she received her contraband. She
flics the German (lag. The steamer
Fu Ping was captured by tho Japanese guardships off Port Arthur
on Oct. 12.
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RETVIS5AN HIT AGAIN. i
Chee Foo, Oct. 13.—Local Russians confirm the report that the
Russian battleship Retvizan was recently hit by a shell .from one side
of the new big Japanese guns, but
they claim that the damage done was
slight. Two sailors were killed.
Another shell burst near thc Russian gunboat Giliak, killing her com-j
mandcr and injuring others. The Rus-1
sians admit that the new Japanese;
guns furiously threatened tho
harbor, docks, etc., Tlicy believe,
however, that thc squadron at Port
Arthur will remain inside the harbor till thc arrivul of the Baltic
fleet.
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HARD TO MOVE.
Washington, Oct. 13.—Thc President is preparing to redeem iris promise to the delegates to thc interparliamentary peace conference to
itccurc another meeting ol plenipotentiaries of the powers signatory to
the Hague convention with a view to
revising and adding to that instrument. Complex machinery of this
kind Is difficult to set in motion and
If the ordinary course is followed in,
these negotiations it will be at least,
a year and probably a longer per-"
lod before Mic meeting can be held.'
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Bfl'WUN
Chicago,   Buffalo
HI Wm PHILADELPHIA
"Via Niagara Fall*."
/*™ to BOSTON Til tie lapwtut
butUeu eentree ol
CANADA and NBW BNdLAND
For time tables, »tc, Ud-W -
GEO. W. VAUX,
Aset. Geo. Fur * Ticket Aft, Iti
Adam* Street, Chicago.
SPOKANE FALLS AND
NORTHERN RAILWAY CO.
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I. E. HUBERT
Funiral Director
Special attention given to calls night I
or day. Long distance'phone ir-
NANAIMO, B. C.
W.G.Fraser
Merchant Tailor
(ist Avenue)
Fall Stock Just Arrived. Cull early
and get your pick of the largest ami best
stock in town.
BARBER   SHOP & BATH ROOMS.
The ESPLANADE,   between the
Grand and Abbottsford,
WiluaII Powbrs, Prop.
W. Mun>ie, Secretary.
John W. Coudiis, Manager.
Telephone 46.
The  Ladysmith Lumber Co.,  Ltd.
MILLS  AT FIDDICK" AND LADY SMITH-Shlngles a Specialty.
—Mauufauttireri    ol—
Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc, ofthe Best Quality.
Seasoned  and   Kiln  Dried   Flooring and  Finishing Lumber almaya   In Stuck
LAST
We are among you and shall be
pleased to see all our friends at our
new store on First Avenue.
H.&W.
MEAT   MARKET
Union Brewing
NANAIMO, B. C.
Co,
manufacturers of the_
BEST BEER
^■'        In British Columbia
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Lager Beer and] Porter Ciuaranteed|Brewed
from the Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.
TEN DOLLARS REWARD.
The Union Brewing Company will pay *10 reward for information
which will lead to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons
destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or failing to return tbe same.
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| Knee and Hip Boots, Men, Womens' and
h) Arms' Rubbers at low prices.
kadics' and Gents' Umbrellas from $1.00
Soil Skin Suits
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Miners' Drilling Machines,
Made to order end Repaired at short noticj.    Drills sharpened by ns
I   alwaysglves^satisfaction.   Picks handled and repaired.
Shipsmithing in all its Branches.
Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.
David Murray
Buller Street -   -   -   - Ladysmith, B. C
^^JOHIM MAY^^       j
Carpenter, Builder, Contractor and General Jobber
.     CABINET-MAKING     «
Awnings a Specialty.
LADYSillTH, B.C;
V.V.S!i&M;KSS!iS»a_SK'Srrm,,_^ IWSSSSlSStSSSi j
LIVERY, BOARDING AND
SALES STABLES
DAVID JOHNSON,
PHONE 66 LADYSMITH, B.
DOMINICAN "REVOLUTION.
Cane Hayticn, Haytl, Oct. 13. -
since I The revolution in thc Republic ol
the right ol suffrage was" givpn them, | Santo Domingo, is c'xtendlbg. -Aso-
and don't care for ollicc except in a "» *> Compostcla, near the south
few Instances where abuses'needed wast and all the departments ofthe
correction. I have never left poll- south have declared in favor of Isi-
tics Interfere with cither my home dqro Jimincs. The Hayticn, exiles
or my social duties, and home al- have gathered near' tho frontier prc-
ways comes llrst; but when I do in- Paratory to reentering Haytl toat-i
tcrcst myself in politics, I do so hr tempt an insurrection against 1'rc-
a matter ol fact, business way, and s'dent Nord in favor of Clen. Firnieii
ask no favors that arc .uasod upon tho Tlle government is very anxious and
fact that wc arc women instead of is taking energetic moasufes. to meet
men."-National Magazine. tl10 sltuatirn. ,
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Smoking is becoming increasingly Tho first hoopskirt was worn by. a
common among girls and women in Now York Indy In 1710. She was
lihglaml; arrested by the police,
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A Fresh Lot of Chilliwack
Butter at 25c.
Nanaimo and Cowichan
always on hand
ist Avenue
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I KYNOCK& VULCAN SHELLS
| Are the BEST.   We have them.
[ BROWNING AUTOMATIC SHOT GDN
[ Is a   PEACH.     We  have it.
SAVAGE   &  WINCHESTER   RIFLES
EVERYBODY knows them. We have them
We Are Slaughtering
AH our Choice Assortment of Beef,
Mutton, Pork and Veal ourselves and
cau guarantee everything to be the
Nicest, Freshest and Cleanest on the
market	
PANNELL & PLASKETT
STEVENS BLOCK,
(1ATACRE   STREET,
LADYSniTH. B.«
\x LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. x
PIANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  MOVED
PROMPTLY AND SAFELY
sial.u- In rear of !,m!yniiiltli Hotel.  Leave orders at tlie Ablioltslord.
WILLIAMS AND WASKETT
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Delivered in Any fart of the City |
Every Afternoon I
The Daily Ledger!
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PRICES ARE
RIUHT
ROLSTON
Ladysmith
50 Cents per  Month f
DAY 80HOOL.
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dUARANTEED
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Usual subjects taught; also languages, drawing In pencil and crayons, painting in oils and water col-
ors, pianoforte and vocal lessons,
given In classes or individually.
I MISS BERTRAM.
Ladysmith, B. 0.
NOTICE
Messrs. Blair and Adam hart secured the agency ol the Chrystal
Laundry Co. to Victoria. All parcels and orders lelt with them will
receive prompt and careful atUotU»r» 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 t
JAS. ROBERTSON,
Abbotsford Hotel, Ladysmith.
BOARDER WANTED-Gentleman can
obtain , firstalass board with .private family, Esplanade. Inquire at
Ledger Office.
The Cambridgeshire sweep is run
on the 20th ot October. Tickets for
thc drawing on sale at J. Stewart's.
CARD OF THANKS. I ccs with «f!
,Mr.  anil Mrs. Thos. Morgan desire thing,
to express their heartfelt thanks to
the "many friends for sympathy    in
tlie time ol bereavement, also to the
Day befi
ore doing* any
Vv*r>Ar^»Y*«VW»*.^»ArW
medical attendants and nurses at tbe. honor of being the Iirst woman
Mine,. Lcbtiudy,.'.wife. ofl.M.. Lcbaudy,
the aeronaut of Pa*is, owns the
to
Nanaimo hospital for the attention ! take charge of an airship and. direct
shown to their daughter during her. the same on its tour »I the circum-
illncss. _  jbient atmosphere.    This she did in
■ o  I Paris on a    recent. Sunday, remain-
CORRUPTION IN  ALASKA..      ing in the air lor'nearly'anihour ami
Action     on    Alaskan    corruption making her descent in a most    suc-
'eessftil manner.
LOUL ITEMS'
John nryden returned this morning
to Victoria.
S. Ivey and Mrs. Ivey returned today Irom Oregon.
K. McAskill has returned from a
three months' visit lo his old home
in Nova Scotia. ~
Capt. Owens, the pilot who brought
the Wellington into port'yesterday,,
went down to Victoria by this morning's train."'■
AT THE ABBOTSFORD.
W. Boulton.
Mr. and Mrs.: Steve Miller, London.
Miss Wanlrope,1 Victoria.
W. NcwiointjP,  Victoria.
Rev. R. Boyle and Mira Boyle gave
their first Thursday at home last evening, a large number .of young people attending, and a very pleasant
time was spent These at homes are
being held every Thursday evening
during.the winter months;
FllKStl FISH—At the Ladysmith
Fish Market, next to Opera House—
open day a"1' evening.
1     MARINE     I
• •
Collier Wellington, Capt. Cutler,
arrived in port yesterday evening to
load coal for San Kramisco, and
sailed  flu's aflernoon.
says the Washington correspondent J ^ ^ gj^ |j^ wjf. „,
of the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Professor jE. ('arU-iin Black of Cam-
William A. Day, assistant to Atlor- bridge, Mass., fias been appointed to
ncy General Moody has returned to the Boston university faculty and is
Washington after a 12 weeks' tour tho first woman who has oyer held
ot investigation in Alaska, and iias a position in the faculty of that iii-
alrcady made a preliminary personal slilution. She will he at .the head
report on tho existing conditions to oi thc department of elocution and
President Roosevelt. There arc oratory. She took a postgraduate
c|iiile a number of Alaskan office- course in Philadelphia along clocu-
holdcrs under suspicion and charges,   tlonary lines.
Among them arc two United States ■" °  i
judges. |
The history of federal     appointees
in Alaska (or many    years has been
one    of    crimination and rceriinina-1
tion of charges and corruption. Few
appointees have been free from
charges, and some have been.convicted and degraded. The many large
mining interests of Alaska are such
that thc influences sumounding every
man who .goes there in a federal capacity are anything else but pleasant. The bribe plays a strong
part in the affairs, and the man who
can not be bribed must sooner or
later defend himself against trumped up charges of various kinds. Some i
The Canadian-Australian liner Aor-
angi leaves Vancouver today lor the
Antipodes.   She has a fair number of
passengers     and a cargo of a little
over 2,000 tons.   Included in the ear-
go are large consignments of Canadian  agricultural  machinery.    These
shipments    all    come from (''astern
Canada    manufacturers, Which have
been shipping to Australia for years
past,   .lust    at present    there     is
, something     of a rush in these shipments,     by reason of the fact that
harvesting will commence in   Australia in December. Among other cargo
which is being (alien nut by the Aor-
angi arc some, 111.null cases ol British Columbia salmon.
'»  «   «
The,'British Bark Sotula. S.lOOllons
from Cardiff lor Esquimau with    a
full cargo of coal for Ihe use nl the
nauy,  and  now a hundred and seven
days out, has put back lo the Falkland islands to rcfrini her cargo and
lepair     some injuries In her spars.
While off the Horn the Sotala encountered a severe gale, anil although she
weathered it safely she was in  a bad
way for a time.   Her cargo shifted,
her sails were blown away, and she
received minor injuries.
who can not be bribed with cash narbor.
outright, become stockholders in
mining companies, and sooner or
later must pass in some form or
other upon questions arising con'
cerning these companies.
Thc president has heard much of
tlie rottenness and unpleasant environments in Alaska and he wanted
Ihe truth belore he made further appointments. Mr. Day was sent to
Maska to learn the truth.
Last June the    four year appointments of two of    the federal judges
Alaska expired and the   question
of giving     them     new commissions
came before the President. For some
time prior    to    this attacks     and
charges    against    these two men-
Judges Melville C. Brown. and Jas-
Wickershani—had  drilled  into       the
department of justice.    The attacks
and charges became    bitter and   so '
frequent and the statements on both j
sides  were of such nature that    it!
was considered best  to make a lull
investigation.       This is what    has;
been done, |
Whatever action, if any, Ihc president may have determined upon is
not knawn, hut it is probable that
lie will have sonic    further conferen-!
MR. SMITH'S' MEETINGS.
October 13.—Duncans.
Octoher M.—Ohciuainus.
October 15.—Nanaimo.
October 17^— Ladysmith.
October 18.—Mt. Sicker.   .
October 19.—Cowichan Station.
October' 20.—Esquimau.
October 21.—Vic. Dist, Royal Oak.
lOctobcr 22.—Vict. Dist., Gordon
Head. ..    •
October 21—vict. DIsE., Willows.
October 25.—Cojg,uH2.iHall,..   ," ....
October 26.—Saanich, .   ,.
October 28.—Salt, Sjjpriijg,; Ganges
Harbor.
Octob'er  28 .-Salt" Spring';' F'ulford
October 29.—Colwood.
October 29.—Metohosin.
October 2D.Sooke.
November 1.—Ladysmith.
November 1.—Mt. Sicker.
November  2.—Cedar  District,  (.aflernoon.)
November 2.—Nanaimo (evening.)
LADYSMITH
OPERA HOUSE
THE Plf RROTS
For Two Nights .   Only.
FRIDAY   AND   SATURDAY, OCT.
11 and 15.
tn limit High Class Entertainment
I: : i :; Songs, Monologues, Rcci-
lu' :.s and Music. Bright, Amusing and Delightful, Introducing
many Novel features.
Dniirs open at 7.30. Performance at
8 o'clock Sharp.
Prices, 25, 35 and fill cents.
Nothing tco
Good for
the Boys
REEFER COATS,
For strong boys f >r School —
English' make in Navy, at,
$i.ag, $1.50, $1, $2.50, $3.
GIRLS' REEFERS
Made after the same style as
the Boys', in Navy, English
make, at $a,7s
Boys' Overcoats.
In Irish Frieze and Fancy
Worsteds, All sizes. Latest
style, Military effect.
DRYSDALE-""
STEVENSON
Co., Ltd.
♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
For $6.00
We will give you a  genuine <
> 7-Jcweled   Waltham or Elgin 4
, watch.    Should you like    to (
get a higher grade, we  have,
them all in different  makes-
Tin Gold, Silver and AIM
♦    up to $100
4
a   Don't   miss to get ono   of
T our Kepcating Alarm Clocks. ]
♦
As long as they last
at $1.75
♦b.forcimmer
▲ Watchmaker,     Jeweler     and
jf Optician.
^STEVENS BLOCK
♦ Ladysmith, B. C.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦«
'"M ■!■ I H«m+H+H'W+M'+l
I   SPORTS   I
.H..|..M"!..M"!-I"H":->•!■•! "I -I ■■'
FOOTBALL FOB. SUNDAY.
There is a good deal uf friendly
rivalry between tho Kaglcs and tlie
I.iiilysniiths over the football maUh
to be played nn Sunday afternoon.
Tho Lnilysiiiitlis intend to select
their team from the following players' E. Ninio, ,1. McClatchic, T.
O'Coiincll, A. Hailstones, Robertson,
Waters, M. Kerr, T. Leahy, .1. Sanderson, ,J. Salmon, T. .McMillan, H.
McMillan, C, McMillan, A. Handlers
and 0. White.
Cuban Cigar Factor)
MiiDufnuUutrTH of tho Krinmua
-CUBAN    -    BLOSSOM
1
Xnce hit   Union Labor employed,
M. J. BOOTH, :     '  Proprietor.
N'VNAIMO, I). C.
Take a Trip East
OVER THE
Canadian Pacific
1
AND GET
j 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 7 p.m.  for Seattle, and at 7.30
a.m. lor Vancouver.
Steamers for Skagway, West Coast
and Northern It. C. ports.
Trunks
Valises,  Telescope drips, Deess
Suit Cases    All Leather Goods.
1A  Per Cent Lower'than <irv
LM      —fclswhere—        *U
MENS'  SWEATERS
BOYS'  SWEATERS
Fall and Winter Ur dei wear (or Men,
Women.and Children.
LADIES'GOLF JACKETS
Hosiery for Iylep, Women and Children.
MENS'HEAVYTOPSHIRTS
Gum Boots, Rubbers, Grartiteware,
Lamps, Tinware, Crockery.
FAMILY GROCERIES
Simon Leiser&
Company, Ltd.
IGATACRESTREET
LADYSMITH
:>oooo4<xxS
GEORGE YUEN
Merchant Taylor
ill kinds of clothing cleaned and
epaired.
Now ia your time to get your winter
supply of wood, we will deliver you four-
foot dry wood, which is eqoul to three
ricka ot 16 inch wood, for (2,50
J. M. LEIGH,
PAINLESS   DENTISTRY
Dentistry in all its branches as line as
'an be done in the world, and absolutely
>ee Irom the SLIGHTEST PAIN.' Ej-
' Rutins, BllicK, filling oi crown* and
'Millies withont pain or discomfort,'
Examine work done at the West Den-
.1 Parlors aud compare with any yon
ave ever Been and then judae for .your
elf.
'alnless,
Artistic, and Reliable.
AltRthe w.vrniworms ur.iri! nmcir.
NOTICE.
Persons   found   using our   Patent
Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,
will be prosecuted.
,  RUMMING BROS.
Pioneer Soda Water Works.
Ladysmith, B.C.
FIRE WOOD.
Shingle spalts, good cellar wood,
$2 a load, (cord, more or less), delivered.   Leave orders at office of
LADYSMITH LIMBFR CO.
BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT
PRICES.
Repairing and making to order  a
speciality.
THOHAS MCEWAN
1st Avenue,   Ladysmith, H, C.
CoilsWlrUiuu an-ijuiir icttll c!til.H«l PIJEIJ
Full set, 57.50; silver fillings, $i up; gold BUI'tigd,
$2 up; gold crowns, $5 up. In fact. ;tll operations
as reitsowiMe ns our wutcliwoniKcun make tlietii,
Will be in ladysaiith, Friday, Aug.iath
and same date of each succeeding
month, and remain 3 days only....
mi.mi-; OBPictcl
The West Dental Parlors,
THE IMPERIAL BANK C IAMBBRS,
Corner   Yntej    anil   Government    streela.
OihitH hnu'8, 8 a. in. 10 0 u. in.; , viit .
n.s, fr.im 7 In 8.31).   Odiice iu P. 0.
THERKJHTPLACU
D. J. MATHESON,
HERCHANr TAYLOR
ilAve. Ladysmith
SEE
Harry Kay
for artistic Painting and I'apcrhang-
ing. Picture Framing.
FIRST AVENUE, Ladysmith.
Four ol the groat grandchildren of
King Christian ol Denmark are in
thc direct line ol succession to imperial or royal thrones, These are:
Prince GcoikIos, a son of Ihe Crown
Prince ol Greece; Prince Albert Edward, son of the Prince ot Wales;
Prince Frederick, son of Prince
Christian ol Denmark, and the Czar-
owitz Alexis, heir to the Russian
throne.
The only varieties ol asbestos
found comiiii'rcl.illy useful arc those
that come Irom Canada and Italy.
I PIERROTS
, This evening the Pierrots open
their two days' engagement at the
Opera House and should draw crowded houses as they arc very highly
spoken ol, not only by the press ot
Australia where they made a very
succO'Btul tour, hut in llrltish Columbia nt well. Their stay in Victoria was prolonged and the papers
give high praise lo tlie brilliant char-,
arfer ol these tvo clover entertain-
cis.    The Colonist says:
"Tlio Pierrots conic and the Pierrots go, otc." So sang these English entertainers In their opening
chorus at the Dallas Hotel on Monday evening to a large and appreciative audience In (he hull room. Then
followed in rapid succession Hongs,
monologues and recitations, all   be-
TONIGUT.
ing rendered in the most artistic
maimer. Many hearty encores were
given during the hour mid i|uartcr
tiiat this bright entertainment last-
id. Tlie Pierrots' rendering of the
"Pansy Faces," and "The Walkiki
Mermaid," were especially charming,
while on the humorous side "A Crusty Old Chap" and "A Clerical
friend" were most amusing. This
entertainment is something new . to
Victoria and Mr. Patterson is taring
congratulated on having so artistic
performance at his house.
The costume worn by these entertainers Is, as the name denotes, that
ol a French clown and his lady, itml
the quaint dress Is In pleasing 'contrast to the regulation evening
clothes usually worn by society entertainers.
Enterprise Harness Store,
C. R. BRYANT,    Proprietor
Victoria Crin'snt, NaDflimo.
Wheels!
Yea, we've all kinds ol wheels; we are
xrnis for tbeCanada Cycle and Mm. i
lu., of Toronto, and CBrry their '.'Pel1
'net wheel In stock."
We alio repair wheels; if yours dr.. e
iot run lo suit you, 'end Itnptnuo.
All kinds n| light machinery  repaln.
Vu are gasoline launch experts
R. J. Wenborn
Prater Street,
Nanaln.o
x»w»x»%»x*x*x*%»%*%ti%t, H-»;+:»-r>-ti»5t(»iK»-ii»;itt:+:«;+;«-(i
*' i
io Cents Saved      I I      gave
on    every I .      |      vour
$l purchase. I I      Coupons
IT PAYS TO BUY AT WEINROBES
Pay Day Bargains
We have just re rslvcd „ large stock
of Clothing, Dry floods, etc., etc.
The prices we ae offering will bo
a money sa\er to you. If you want
to save money, buy ot WEINROBES
B, S/WEINROBE
•
m
•
• HIGH STREET
IT
"CenTs^oavedl
*'io
• on every.
• $t purchase
LADYSMITH, B. C
Have
your
Coupons

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