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Array -PUBLISHED IN THE LEADER OFFICE
VOL. 2, NO
/**
TUESDAY, OCT, 11, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Chinese Rising in Several of
the Provinces and Officials
May Aid Rebellion
Russians   Under Pretence of
Protecting Their    Interests
Send Troops in the Country
KUROPATKIN AT LAST
MOVES TOWARD ENEMY
And St Petersburg Believes  that Long
Promised Advance to Victory Has Now
Come to Pass
Shanghai, Oct, 11.—The British
Minister-, Sir Ernest Sntow, has notified the Chinese Minister ol foreign
allairs of nn upraising in T-amingsti
and Chantefu, on the border of Shah
Tung, Cbilili nnd itonun provinces.
The upraising has ten thousand' adherents. The foreign missionaries
arc seeking refuge in Yuen Shang
Kai. The viceroy of- the province ol
Chibli has given orders for the suppression of- the upraising. -'"' Danger
is apprehended in the province of llo-
iian, where the ollieiuls are presumed
to be ultra conservative. Gen. Ma,
military governor of the province ol
Cliihli, reports that the Mohammedans are .showing symptoms of rebel*
lion anil the Russians are attempting
lo complicate llie situation by ties-
patching troops for the iprotectiou
til Russiiiii subjects. The minister of
lorcign iih'iiiis lias entered a protest
requesting that the Russian troops
lie recalled.
THEY MADE
RICH STRIKE
« —
Two British   Columbia   Men
Reaping Golden Fortune in
Montana Mine
John McKnnc anil Dr. E. Bowes,
formerly of Rnsslnnil, have libo'n very
fortunate in their mining investments
in Nevada! where they have been operating for tlic-pnst two years, says
tlie Nelson News, They are intcreslr
cil iu the Jumbo al Goldlields, Nevada. This property was located !iy
Taylor Bros., .who were formerly
prospectors iu tbo Kootenays. Messrs
Bowes and McKnnc own u third of
the stock, and arc bnciicd in -their
ventures by Schwab, the man who
lor u while- was at the bend ol th
American steel trust. About three
months since Messrs. McKane and
Howes secured a four months' lease
on a portion of Hie Jumbo and they
have struck it very rich. Mr. McKnnc
is said to be a second "Coal (ill
Johnny" with his newly acquired
wealth, spending it lavishly. One
report slates that he recently gave
a vocalist f.'lim to sing "Annie Laurie" for him, and another is to the
eflcct that lie spent 52,700 in a few
minutes while out having a dime with
a party ol his friends, lie distributes Jinn bills around when he is out,
having ngood time Willi as much
''Icssness as though he was pas-
sinii ar1|""' n't'li'cs- "'•"• Bowes, who
has always te" n0,ed (?' a 1Ufral
spender when he m* °ut '"r a J'"1"'
Is more careful of   W" """"•>' tna"
Mr. McKnnc is n o> *" » »n,«
sum to his credit In the 1)1.'"*'
The stories told of the richi.''1"" ',(
the mine seem to he incredible. *••
A. Omcrt, who was at the Madden
house on Sunday, arrived from Gold-
llel.ls, Nevada, where the Jumbo
mine is located, on Saturday.' He
entile here for the purpose of taking
the Inreniansbip of the Ymir mine.
Mr. Omcrt is a conservative mining
man, aged aliout ^iO years, and Iras
followed mining in the United States and In other countries lor' thirty
years, lie says when be tells people
ol the richness ol the Jumbo mine
they can scarcely believe what ho
says' is true, ami he is, therefore,
adverse to talking about it through
fear that be will acquire a reputation lor mendacity. On the McKane-
Bowes lease on Ihe Jumbo A depth
nl 250 icet lias been reached.'' On
this level there Is a long ore shoot
Which is 17 feel. wide. The ore averages J70D lo the ton clear across the
face of the 17 feet. On the hanging
wall there Is a very rich strcak'thal
seems to lie almost all gold. Out of
tills streak .'III.'! sacks of ore have
been taken Which Mr. Oinerl declares
go jri.illlll to the sack.   Anorc buyer
for    a 11tub smeller, which redjiccs
the ore tor llie Jumbo, offered Ur
Russian Papers Hail as a Victory New Turn
in Affairs'/Japanese Gun*
boat Sunk 	
St. Petersburg, Oct. 11.—A period'
of anxiety is: ahead.- The Russian
public have been warned that now
the tables are turned-and • the Russian army is advancing they, cannot-
expect news which might reveal General Kuropatkin's plans to the Japanese and the people will have to lie
eontent -with* -meagre information
concerning what has actually been
accomplished until the pending battle is in full swing. The same reticence characterized tlie Japanese officials.
With"the 'curtain down on the war
stage,- many wild minors may bo expected. While tlie. general stall intimates thai Kuropatkin is advancing cautiously and entrenching as lie
goes, most of the artillery critics
are oi the opinion Hint bis greatest
chances - -of a- success is a quick
smash at flic Japanese positions
north' ol the Tai Tse i'ivcr, which
would drive tho Japanese in confusion hack upon .the river before  they
ave a chance to prepare for their
withdrawal. As Kuropatkin's -order, of..the.-day. was. not-given out
until seven days after the advance
began it would not be surprising if
heavy lighting was already in pro-,'
gross. 'Plic ■ latest -newspaper -despatches- say that an artillery duel
lasted throughout Sunday on the
centre and right Hank and that the
lapanese are everywhere retiring before tluv Russian advance. The, statement that Kiiropiitkin isnioving on
each side of the railroad in order to
have an easy lino oi communication,
would indicate bis intention to make
a frontal attack with a possible turning movement from the west where
the ground is open, but there tbe
river bars the way and no decisive
victory is seemingly possible unlci
be- can -reach the Japanese line ' of
communications below Liao Yang.
A "iiillffarjrexpert ViAcs:" T'It is
difficult to say when Field Marshal
Oyama will accept battle. Perhaps
he will resist the advance at various positions north of the Tai Tse
river and then defend the river, hut
according III tlie latest 'unofficial rcr
ports, our troops arc advancing
along the whole line, nnd the cavalry is even across the' Tai ' Tse
River."
The Russ to-day says: "General.
Kuropatkin's victory will have as im
portant a political effect in Europe
as military effect in Manchuria. Already the chancellories of the world
have realized that it was time to
halt- and -some ot those who hud
been praying   for Russia's downfall
or' weakening, have begun to consider the proprietory of rcnowing the
fast dwindling fciefulshrp. ..Hiissul
does not expect to march to speedy
victory, but the worlil may as well
understand that Russia is ready to
make untold sacrifices in order to
vindicate her power and exact proper ■rcpiiratioii from Japan.""
SUNK BY MINK. .
Tokip,, ,Oct....llj—Tho .lapanese gunboat llcyen, struck a mine in. Pigeon Bay, west of Port. Arthur, on
Sept. 18 and sank. Only [our of her
crew were saved. The naval registers available do not ment ion a Japanese giinlonl named llcyen, but
I hey contain, tlie liiune of a Japanese Coast defence vessel, tlie I lei
Yen,' which may he the warsliipdes-
Irocil. The llci Yen is of 2,(1117
tons' arid was" built [ii "18!)<I. "She
was captured by llie .lapanese from
the Chinese during tlie war lietwccn
China and Japan. Her armament
consists of one ID, 2-inch Krupp
gun's, two .1.11 inch guns, six ' small
rapid fire guns and two torpedo
tubes, The I lei Yen carried a crew
c,f Hoi! officers and men. .
THE NKW "POLICY.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 11.—Prince'
Sviatqpolk iMirsky, the minister of
Hie interior, reiterates,"according to
an interview published in the Russ,
his statement to Hie Associated
Press, that it .is toocaily as yet to
attempt to formulaic Ihc policy ol
Hie minister of tlie interior, but
says tbat he hopes ultimately to decentralise the method of dealing with
these communities so as to give each
of then) the benefit ot thoir own
knowledge, of local conditions,; as.
ihey are naturally more competent
to.manage their affairs t0 their advantage than is the St.Petersburg
government, which lias often ' no
knowledge of Hie local couditiin*
that exist.'
JAPANESE REPULSE.     .
Chee Foo, O^t. 11.-Noon—A Japanese, who leltllolay.October.10th,
says that the detachment of Sapan-
esc attached on t.'cloter 9th a small
position in Hie hills near Fort Itzi-
han.' The Japanese crossed in Sampans, a moat will h the rains bad
filled. The Russians'offered a slight
icsiiance., at.first, hut later ...the
Japanese were compelled to abandon
the position under a hot artillery fire, rccross the moat and re-
lire to their trenches; Two free
lance correspondents who succeeded
iu entering Port Arthur, will be deported at the (list opportunity. They
carried consular identification papers
which Gen. Stocssel declared to be
iiusuflicicnt.
000 a sack tor the rich ore, hut this
offer was refused. So valuable is t lie
ore that the dumps arc guarded day
and night by aimed men. When Jumbo ore Is shipped to -the smeller
guards accompany it, as a man could
carry off a small fortune on his back
provided he got hold of the richer
ore. . _  . .
DKOLET DEAD.
Montreal, Que., Oct, ll.-Chevalier
Drolet, one ol the best known French
Canadians lu the Dominion, is dead,
aged sixty years.
 —-On ■•
KILLED BY TIGHT BOOT.
MILES FOR PEACE.
At the peace congress in Boston
last week, General Nelson A. Miles,
U. s. A., retired:
"The 'settlement'Ol international
controversies by the dread arbitration of war involves -the destruction
often' of thousands anil sometimes
hundreds of thousands of the young
men ol both countries. Could any
rule, code or method he more void
ot reason and justice?
"The great 'majority of wars in
j ihe world's history have been occas-
1 sinned by Ihc sellisli ambition ol
some usurper or cruel tyrant, .Hie intrigue of unscrupulous men or the
avarice nnd greed of a people. Tho.
deadly war now licing waged between two powerful nations in the
orient cnu not boncllt cither country,
WHO MUST BUILD. DRAIN?
City Council and Business Firm Lock Horns on
Gatacre Street Dispute and Courts Will Be
Called Upon to Act as Referee
War has been declared between the
city, and Messrs. Pannell & Plaskett
over the question as to who must
take the responsibility of providing
means for conducting away the water used by the power machine in the
Ladysmith -Meat -Market. The city,
•took the ground last week that the
(low of, .water on. Gatacre street 'must
cease and consulted the city solicitor. Messrs. Pannell-and -Plaskett
are equally certain that it is not a
nuisance and it is is the city's duty
to jirovidc a drain. Hence they sent
the following letter to the council,
and it wasread at last night's meeting:
Your communication re water
from" "our" Pclton wheel flowing down
Gatacre street lias been reicrred to
our solicitor. In the liicnlime we
would point out Hint as no other
drain or sewer is connected Willi il
and the water issuing from there is-
the same as used in Ladysinitli for
drinking purposes, wc cannot admit
that it is unsanitary. In view of
which should it appear that the city
should have provided ti/d*rain to carry
away the water we shall feel justified iu bringing action lor damages
in loss of business for each and every day we are restrained from using
the water power."
This led llie Mayor lo remark (hat
the city solicitor had advised I bat
tlio trouble was a nuisance ami tbe
city bad tlie power to slop il. The
letter was accordi *ly referred lo
Hie city solicitor to lake action mid
now the courts are to decide the
problem.
Apropos of this Aid. Ulafr wanted
to know how much the city solicitor
was charging for his services and it
was decided that that gentleman he
requested to send in his hill month
ly so that the question might be answered.
Tho B.C. Permanent Loan Company wrote that the business tlicy
were doing iu LajdysmiUi did not
warrant payment ol the license tec
and that that their agent had been
instrucled lo discontinue the sale of
stock within -the city limits. The
Company will be informed that the
bylaw will be enforced.
Henry Aiidcn a sent in a tender
of SI 17.0(1 lor the proposed improvement ol the grade at the top of High
street. On this subject the street
committee; who were at last meeting, requested to report on the pro-
lialile cost, slated that' the work-
could not be done for less (ban $11(1.
.Several oi the aldermen could not
sec how the grade at tbat particular
place could lie improved much, all
that could he done was the widening
of the street.
Aid. Heveridge favored improving
the top of Roberts street- as preferable, ns they had a street there already.-
■ Alii. Blaft put in a word for While
street. He objected to the petition
put in by Hie teamsters and believed
somebody else was behind it.
Tlie Mayor replied that any petition presented lo the council hnd the
right to lie treated with due courtesy.
• On motion nf Aid. Matthcson Ihc
whole mailer was referred to Hie
street committee, with power lo expend not more than ?25.
Hills lo tlie amount'ol {15. ,3 for
street work were passed.
Several matters were brought lo
llie attention of Ihc council by the
mayor, among them the charge lor
ccnietnry lots which was Ml ir? .-s
compared with $3 in.Nfuiginio.   The
Council considered that it would be
proper to reduce the cost here to the
same as the sister city charged and
Aid Malthesou gave notice of an
amendment to the Cemetery By-law
lor that purpose.
'I'he Municipal. Act making the fee
for auctioneer's license not more
than Jill and the city having fixed
the fee at $50, it is necessary to
amend the revenue by-law in accordance with the act. This notice of
motion tor amendment was given
by Aid. Beveridge.
Aid. Nicholson gave notice that
next week, the by-law to divide the
city into wards would be introduced.
Mention of by-laws brought up
the subject of printing them and it
was decided on motion of Aid. Bcveridge, thai as the Recorder had not
been able to get the by-laws printed, the work would be given to the
Ledger at the same figure.
Another ease of refusal to comply
with the Fire By-law, prohi'bliting
tlie projection of stovepipes Ihrough
roofs, was mentioned by the City
Clerk, and he was empowered to
call upon tbe majesty of the law to
uphold the dignity of the city and
cause the downfall of Hie obnoxious
stovepifie.
Aid. Nicholson submitted the outlines of a plan for Hie new civic
building and asked -for suggestions
so that the skctcli plan might be
completed and be a guide to the
drawing ol the plans. The aldermen,
having given their individual views,
Aid. Nicholson was given further
lime to report at the next meeting.
Tlie Mayor wanted lo know whether some steps should be taken to see
whether the cily had Hie power to
divide Market Square into lots; but
after a short discussion the matter
was allowed to drop.
INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN
TO CONSTRUCT WHARF
The Ladysmith wharf is lo proceed at once, for yesterday Mr.
Ralph Smith, MP., received the following telegraphic message from Mr.
Kcefer, Dominion government engineer at Westminster:
"I have received Instructions    to
wharf at Ladysmith at once, and
will instruct Mr. D. Thomas accordingly."
Mr. Thomas    has been    appointed
foreman in    charge ol the construction     work and from the foregoing
telegram    It-will be seen that   the
I wharf is to be constructed without
proceed    with the building of    the the least delay.
IS MRS. DEE
A POISONER? >
Her Husband's Death Suspected
to be Due to Strychnine
Dose
Ingcrsoll, Ont., Oct. 11,—Mrs. Dee,
of Sallord village, has been placed
in charge of the chief of police ot ingcrsoll to await the result ol an investigation into the cause of her
husband's death which occurred yesterday morning irom what is suspected lo be strychnine poisoning.
BOTH SIDES
ORGANIZING
Mr. Smith's Committees Form
ed—Conservatives  Choose
Convention Delegates
Windsor, Out., Oct. ll.-F. Jacqiic,
n prominent farmer of River Canard, j |,ui mu.st impoverish both lor    the
is dead from blood poisoning caused
by injuries to bis too Irom an ill-lilting "boot.
BAD BILLS.
Toronto, Oct. II.—I). ill. Slow-art',
general manager ol the Knvcllgu
Bank of Canada, bus noli lied flic
Culled Stales treasury dcpiirlmenl
that several "raised" one dollar United Stales bills arc in circulation in
Canada,
next 100 years. 11 Will mil 'benefit
mankind, lint, retard human progress.
"I have no sympathy lor that sen-
I fulfill of pcafc that would compromise ami arbitrate with powerful nations ami al llie same Utile overrun,
iiiliniidalc or oppress people of defenseless eouii fries.
. ...'.'It .' must be npuarent lo all
thoughtful, patriotic men I bat the
Intelligent world will not long endure the   bunion ot great   standing
I armies ami enormously expensive ua-
Ivles. "
HENRY SAUNDERS DEAD.
Henry Saunders, one of I lie best
known Victoria business men died on
Sunday at the Jubilee Hospital at,
the age of 1)7 years, lie was horn
in Stratford, England and came tu
British Columbia in 18(18. For
many years he ran a grocery business ou Johnston street mid was
very active of late years in aiding
to call attention to and to develop
Ihe mineral resources of Hie island.
He was one ol the Iirst I o lake an
Interest In Texaila Island and also
devoted attention to tlie West Coast
and Albcriil. He leaves a wile and
live children,
— o	
THE ARMY'S WORK.
Toronto, Oct; 11.-Col. Taylor, ot
the Salvation Army says over a
thousand members ol the army have
teen placed on farms or In positions
in Canada during the past season.
Mr. Ralph Smith's supporters ga-
Ibored in Hie committee room htt
night and organized for the campaign,
'i lie iiuiiib. r present was large and
representative, and tlie utmost harmony and enthusiasm was shown in
getting down to work tor the success
floors and committees was as follows:     . .
Chairman, D. Murray.
Secretary, I). Gourley.
Treasurer, J. lllekie.
Finance Committee,   W. Bcveridge,
, 11.  Foiriniinor,  H.  Allan, W. Jones,
M. Wooilburn.
| Press Committee, E. Rowland,
Fred Humming.
| The general committee is compos*
cd ol Ihe loiegoliig and R. Williamson, W. Frnscr, W. Jones, John
Johnson, F'. liawes, with power to
aihl lo l..eir number,
Tbe Conservative campaign for
fills ilistrirl opens nf Duncans tomorrow afleriioon. The delegates
rl iiiii Ladysmith, which numbers
nine, will be clio.sc.it this evening.
Hamilton^ Out., Oct.. 11.—Sir Wilfrid I.aiirier opened flic Ontario campaign heir iasi night, addressing an
enthusiastic meeting. The hall wns
packed.
Montreal, nil. 11, —The following
WIND GOES
FAST PACE
The wind played a number of pranks
yesterday in the district and around
town, but did nothing of a very serious nature. The telegraph wires
were in trouble towards the close of
the afternoon, a tree blowing down
and putting them out of business for
a short time. The noon train between here and Nanaimo was delayed a lew minutes by the same obstruction.
Taking advantage of the commotion raised by the water, a lot of
shingle blocks eluded the embracing
arms of the boom and went swimming ou their own account last night
This morning Harrap's launch was
out catching the triants and taking
tlirin home again.
■    o	
VANISHED SHIP.
The latest mystery of the sea is
also the most Inexplicable, says a
London despatch.
The Juvcrna, a brand new steamer,
left the Clyde, with a crew ol about
1.1 hands, on August Mill for the
one day's run to Kingstown, where
she was to be delivered to her own'
er, Mr, 11. Flynn, ol Liverpool.
From thai day to this nothing lias
been seen or heard ol her.
There was no bad weather lo account lor her disappearance; there
is scarcely any possibility of her
having struck on a submerged rock;
and no ship of the thousands that
plough these waters has sighted her
flying signals ot distress.
The Juvcrna was of about 100 ions
burden, U0 feet in length, and was
littcdwith triple expansion engines.
She was turned out by the Garston
Graving Dock Company.
nominal ions were made yesterday:
Durham—A. B. Aylcsworth, K.C.,
Liberal.
Toronto West— E. B. Osier, Con-
servalive.
Hants, N. S. - F. W. Hnnwrlght,
Conservative.
Brant, Ont. — lion. W. Palcrson,
Liberal.
Arcgenleiill,  Qiir.-Tlios.    Cbrlslie,
Liberal'.
West Northumberland, Ont.—J. B,
McColl, Liberal, tADYSMITH  LEDGER
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the combination of peace makers
would be a combined attack by the
international policeman that would
wipe the culprit out of existence., ,It
Sounds delightfully simple this plan;
but how would it wprk in practice.
Suppose one ol these nations were
to get into some dispute affecting
the national honor, would all theioth-
cr powers sink their jealousies and
differences anil join together to beat
that particular nation out ot existence? ..i.IIardly, wc. should imagine;
rather would there be a split in the
combine, and national jealousies and
ieclings would soon break up the
whole compact. There arc many
things that a .nation will agree to
submit to arbitration; but it is difficult in the face ol the keen competition among the powers to get Hicni
to agree on such terms that tlicy
would always work unitedly together— morc's the pity.
Cuban Cigar Factory
Manufacturers o! the Fammia
CUBAN    -   BLOSSOM
None bnt Union Labor employed.
M. J. BOOTH, -        Proprietor,
NANAIMO, B. 0.
TOPSY TURVY.
Is woman going to' displace man
in the pro^sions?   It is well known
that on this continent lady teachers
are in the vast majority; and il one
reads the class lists of    the   high
schools' in British 'Columbia, or    in
fact in any portion of Canada or the
United States, the girls' names will
lie    seen to   be far more numerous
than those of boys.   The same thing
applies to normal schools and      we
recollect    noticing in the press poc-
trails    of a graduating class in    a
normal school of one of the Washington towns, where out ol some .eighteen or twenty graduates only three
were men.   That proves that greater
numbers of    girls arc taking higher
courses of study than do the boys;
and one    has only to compare    the
number ot women now pursuing university    courses in various branches
with those ol twenty years or even
a decade ago, to note the wonder till
increase.  In fact, |n Switzerland today,   according to    statistics lately
published, the women students   outnumber the men already and have increased at such a rate that they have
doubled    since   1900.   Not so many
years    ago lady doctors were somewhat    of a joke, they were few and
far between, and many people refused to regard them seriously.     But
today what a difference!   The woman
doctor has ..hoi place in every city;
she has a large practice and is preferred by many for diseases of women and    children, Whatever people
with old    fashioned prejudices may
think.   Wc have women who    have
made their mark as architects, scientists,    mining,, engineers and many
other branches' and the number    is
constantly increasing. It looks as it
time has had its revenge and wc may
yet have to lace the problem ol the
higher education .foremen, just    as
people used to talk about the higher
education   of women.      If the hoys
leave school before reaching the higher classes and leave these largely to
the girls, It must only, be ,a question
of time when the average woman will
be better educated Hun the average
man.  As "knowledge is power" will
woman   take first place and relegate
man to thq background?   Will    the
time   arrive    when men will allow
their wives to support them and   in
choosing   a male give preference,, to
tho successful' lady doctor or lawyer
or business woman who has a   long
enough nurse to support the husband
with a sufficient number ol new suits
a year and "keep'him'in   locket ii.oii-.
uy? It, is tjiitccd a new phase of the
old saying "The hand that rocks the
cradle rules tho world."
NORTHERN PACIFIC  RY. CO.
Corner Government and Yates streets
Victoria, B. C.
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If You Are Going to the
ST.   LOUIS   EXPOSITION,
Take the   NORTHERN   PACIFIC
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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 of cars. Tickets on sale Octoher 3, 4 and 5.
Fare to St. Louis and return,
$07.50, good lor three months, returning any line; also cheap round
trip rates to all points East, on account ol the Fair. Parties going via
St. Paul to St. Louis or Eastern
points should not miss a trip on the
lamous "North Coast Limited."
Steamship tickets on sale to all
European points. Very low rates
now in effect. They will not last.
Cabin accommodation reserved by
wire.
For further    Information   call or
phone (No. 456) to the office..
A. D. CHARLTON,     C. E. LANG,
A.G.P.A.N.P.R.,      Gen'l Agt.,
Portland, Or.        Victoria, B.C.
PEACE' BY COMPULSION. '
Andrew Carnegie seems to delight
In urging some new fad upon the. people, and the latest ol his novel ideas
was presented to the peace congress.
Ho urged   that "it Britain, France,
Germany, the United States,     and
such r/the'r'' chantries as wished    to
join would form themselves Into    a
combination to forbid wars,.no country then   could decline to have     a
peaceful settlement ol disputes   and
war would be abolished. The penalty
pf any country ignoring the voice ot
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 secured 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
i» t A venue.
It will pay you tu «o Uiere lor House*
hold goods, or moet Hoytbin-f* Also get
your Sewing Machine repaired. Oil and
needles for machinep.
T. W. Fletcher.
FARMERS'   MEAT  flARKET
On ist Avenue
(leo. Roberts  L.-... Proprietor
I'AlNTIISg,   PAPER  HANQINQ
... 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 ho averse,
To being quite profane.
Best aeom modal ion   for traoilent and
permanent boarders and lodgers
GRAND HOTEL
Thin now hotel has been comfortably
furnished and the bar  ia  up-to-d ,te.
Bates (100 and upward.
Wm. Bkvebidok Prop.
Esplanade Ladysmith
THE FRANK HOTEL
Esplanade, Ladysmith
Board by tbe week or month at reasonable ratee.  The leading bar in the city,
Victoria Phoenix beer.
FRANK BABY, Prop.
HOTEL DOMINION
-Kates (1.26 and $1.60-
f'ree bus to all steamboat landings and
rallwayjdepots.  Electric oars every five
minutes to all parts ot the city.   Bar
and table unexcelled,
F. BAYNE9, 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-$1.00    per   day.     Finest
Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
First Avenue, Ladysmith, B. C.
D. C. WHITE,   Prop.
KING'S HOTEL
Fourth Avenue.
Board' by the day, week, or month
at right prices.   Bur well supplied.
JOSEPH AND TASSIN.
He sat with two young ladies tlijic,'
Just one more than enough;
For one young lady was de trop,
The other was de stuff.
Esquimau &  Nanaimo  Railway
Time Table No. 60.
Effective April H, 1904.
Trains leave Ladysmith, Southbound daily .10:10 i. in',, and on Saturdays
Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:06 p. m.
Trains leave Ladysmith, Northbound, at 11:67 a. in. audjiu Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:45 p. m.
Excursion tickets on sale from and to all stations, good for going j mrney
Saturday and Sunday, returning not liter than Monday.
GEORGE L. COURTNEY,
Traffic Manager.
Coal!   -   Coal!
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Wellington Colliery
How Many People In Ladysmith?
A canvass of the city is being made for subscribers to
the Daily Ledger. It has been suggested by some of the
busincs:; men that it would be of interest and value to the
ci.:iii. lii.ity to know how many people live in Ladysmith
and immediate vicinity, 'this 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, whicli 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 gudsses 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, f 10.00 in gold.
3. The person coming third nearest, $5.00 iti 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.
THE CHUM BANK OF
WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED
The Bank of British Columbia
HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.
Capital Paid Up -' '. ..|8,7O0,00O
Rest;'...... '£."; .'- 3,1)00,000
Agirgate resources exceeding ,..,..83,000,000
I Ion. Geo. A. Cox, President.       -' B. E. Waumr, Geoer.1 Manager.
London Office, 60 Lombard St., B.C.
The Bank has 101) Branches well distributed throughout the Dominion aud
olsewbere, including tbe following in British Columbia and tbe Yukon Territory:
ATLIN GREENWOOD NANAIMO VANCOUVER
ORANBROOK    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 hanking business transacted.   Letters of credit on any
part ol the world. -
Savings Bank Dipirtmint,
Deposits of one dollar ((1.00) and upwards received and Interest paid at current rates. Depositors lire subject to no delay in depositing or withdrawing funds
LADYSMITH BRANCH •     • GEO. WILLIAMS' Manager.
Company, Ltd.
Wellington Coal   Best household coal on the Pacific
Coast
Comox Coal—Best steam coal on the Pacific Coast
Alexandria Coal—First-class gas, steam and household coal
The above coals are mined only by the Wellington Colliery Company. Wharves at Ladysmith,
Oyster Harbour, and Union Bay Baynes Sound.
Head Office Victoria, B. C
San  Francisco Agency,
R. Dunsmuir's Sons Co'y
340 Steuart St.
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The Salmond Estate is now on \
the market
J. STEWART, Agent.
Real Estate, Conveyancing, loans, etc.     NOTARY PUBLIC.
Fire, Life and Aooident Insurance
Agent forth* U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty Co., Baltimore
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PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OP COPPER, HOLD AND
SILVER ORBS.
Smelting Works at
LADYSMITH, B. C.
Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea
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I CLERMONT LIVINGSTON, THOS, KIDDIE.
j General Manager. Smelter Manager.
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RATES Is 00 TER DAY
SAMPLE ROOMS
HAR SUPPLIED WITH HEST
WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS
ABBQTSF0RD HOTEL
Best accomodation in town.   Splendid hunting and fishing iu near vicinity.
A. J. McMURTRIB, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.
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Happy Home woiel
J. Dyer, Proprietor.
Having taken over this hotel, alter having it all papered end imlnt-
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jj Having taken over this Hotel, alter Having it all papered and imlnt-
Z ed and papered and improved throughout, we are in a position to offer the
i host accommodation both for regular and transient boarbers. Bar sup-
$ piled with the best wines, liquors and cigars. Dining room under the
47 management of Mrs. Dejer will be found first-class.
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ISLAND   HOME  HOTEL
BATES & KNIGHT, Proprietors.
First Avenue, '- Ladysmith
Best supplied bar in Ladysmith. Finest accommodation for transient guests aa
well as for regular boarders. Completely refitted and furnished, Dining room
and housekeeping In charge of Mrs. Tate.
NOTICE,
The undersigned firm has opened a manufactory and .re now making the celebrated Empire Cigar.   Stock will be ready for the market about Oil. 10th.
THE EMPIRE CIQAR CO.
M. .R SIMPSON
Solicitor, Etc.
Money to Loon
|$t Avenue   - ■  -   UDYSMITh
Dr- W. J. Quinlan,
dentist
Stevens Block, Ladysmith, B. C.
Dentlatry in all its branches j every .new
appliance. LADYSMITH LEDGER
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CATS AND QOGS.
Why Tliey Are Not aa Good Friend.
Now aa They L'netl to Be.
When I wns n little boy, I- rcmlAntJer
sitting on my grnndfalher's knee and
hearing lilm tell the story of wildcat!
and dogs aro generally such enemies.
Mr grandfather said that long, long
afo, before ho wns n little boy, cats nfid'
flogs wore very good friends, nnd most
likely thoy would be so now bad not
the event happened that I am going to
tell you about. •....']■,
. Once upon a'tlinc there wns n certain
Mr. Puss, who, with Mb wife, lived in
n comfortable pld stable. Mr. Puss—
Thonins was his Iirst nnmo —had to
leave home on important business. He
was absent for three weeks, and while
THE DOG AND BIB BILL.
he wns away Mrs. Puss became very
side. She sent for Dr. I'ido, who was as
popular with the cuts as he was with
his brother dogs. Dr. Fldo called to see
his patient three times. Each time,
after carefully putting his' spectacles"
straight, ho felt ber pulse, looked nt her
tongue nnd said, "Go ou with tho catnip tcu." Mrs. Puss knew that catnip
wns a good thing, as her grandmother
used to give it to her when she was
quito a baby. So she took it regularly
and was soon.ablo to get around ugnln,
nnd by the time Mr. Thomas returned
she was quite well. Now, Mr. mid
Mrs. Puss had always looked upon
their neighbor (Dr. Fldo) as one of
their greatest friends und continued to
lo so until the doctor brought in his
till. Mrs. Puss thought that, as the
doctor had only called on her three
times, his bill would certainly not be
more than six Inches in length, but, to
her surprlso and indignation, the bill
they received wns twenty-five feet long!
Mr. Thomas wns very augry and snid
some naughty things about the doctor
end dogs in general and otulnred that
he would never pay the bill. He never
did, and this was the starting point of
the quarrel which bus ever since been
kept op—Harry S. Collins lu New York
Herald. i
WHITEWASH
WITH HISTORY
Nnfornl Soda Water.
What a nice treat It would be to the
children In u large city to be able to
get natural soda water from tbo earth
without having to pay a cent for iti
Suoli good fortune to- them, 'though,
would probably close cj> ninny soda
fountains of the drugstores and ice
cream parlors, but in some parts of tho
Colorado desert Whtef b«ll«'"up'huin
springs so highly charged with gns
thnt it.ls linrd to keep corks In bottles
filled with It. It seems queer to find In
auch a desert country real soda water
fountains supplied by nature, yet, unfortunately, sirups are not furnished
to order with this soda water.
A Girl*. Idea ot Boy..
Boys are men that hare got as big as
their papas, and girl, are women that
.will be young ladles by and by. Mon
wore made before women. When God
looked at Adam, he said to himself,
"Well, I think I can do better If I try
again," and then he made live. God
liked Eve so much better than Adam
that there have been more women than
men ever since. Boys are a trouble.
They wear out everything but soap. If
I had my way, half of the boys in the
world would bo girls und the rest would
bo dolls.—Young People's Paper;
Thonft-lit Grandpa Waa Awfol Old.
Mr. Bennett Is a bright and well' pro-
served old gentleman, but to Ihis little1
granddaughter, Mabel, ho seemed very
old indeed.
She had been sitting on his knee and
looking at him seriously for some moments one day when she said, "Grandpa, were you In the ark?"
"Why, no, dear!" gasped ber astonished grandparent
Mabel's eyes grew large and round
with astonishment, "Then why weren't
you drowned?"
A Wonderfal -Jumper.''
A member of the London Zoological
society during a .visit to the Malay
peninsula discovered a curious Insect
called tho lantern fly, which nuikos
great leaps without the aid of Its
Wings. It was some time before k.
lould find out where Its leaping power
iles, but he nt last discovered a queer
projection on tho front of its head, like
a nose, and this It bends back under
Ihe abdomen nnd then suddenly releases It, the effect being like that of a
springboard.
Captain Leonard.
Oh, I will bo a sailor-lioIU
And sail tho stormy seal
I'll bo an admiral, 1 think;
I'm suro It would suit me.
PerhopH I'll be a pirate, too,
And hoist a flits so black,
Or p'raps I'll stand and hold ths whesl
And "bring her round" or "tack."
Of course I'll find some hidden gold
In Home far desert Isle;
I'll often, "send before tit. breeze"
In quite the proper style.
Then, when 1'vo tnudo it fortune great,
I shall, of course, retire
And "spin long yarns" about my deeds
Beside a roaring lire,
1    Perhaps, you'd like to khe$r Just why   i
I'm golhg to do all tlii.s.
It's 'cnuse I've got n model boat
From my dear Unclo-clirls,
And If I've such n splelullil ship.
Why, then, It Keoms lo mo
That 1 must he u sailor bold '
\V'"l»  ] ;i,  vnt PPO
The formula for the whitewash
that,is used exclusively by the United ' State's in the preservation ol
the soldiers' barracks throughout
•the country ' was ■ scnV' by Gcbcral
Grant while he was prcsitlcnt to an
o|i!,:frien<t,ou the Pacific.coast at the
latter's request. This is believed to
be about the first instance of record where a president has condescended to, honor one„.uf jus constituents 'to the extent o! setting forth
in his own hand-writing the merits
of a coninionplace but useful article,
says the Chicago Chronicle.
Following is the recipe' ,
Washington, Dec. 1,18(1 Ptilliaiii,
whitewash: Half a bushel uuslackcd
lime; slack with warm water; cover it during the process to keep the
steam;, strain the .liquid /through a
line sieve or strainer; add a peck of
isalt, previously well dissolved in
warm water; three pounds of ground
lice, boiled to a thin paste, ami
stir in -.boiling, hot; half a pound of
Spanish whiting and a pound of glue
which has been previously dissolves!
over a slow lire, and add five gallons
hot water to the mixture; stir well
and let it stand a few days; cover
up from the dirt. It should be put
on hot. Olio pint of the mixture
will cover a square yard, properly
applied. Small brushes are the best..
There is nothing can compare with
it for., brilliancy— for many years,
Coloring matter may be put in and
yellow ochre or common day, j etc.
made of any shade—Spanish brown.
Yours truly, U. S. GRaiit.
To my dear friend, J. Unison, San
Francisco.      .    v-i.'     .<■ ■■
P. S.—I whitewashed   the    White
House all' over with it. Yours,:
U. S. G.
The story of how this' secret' has
now become public property is not |
without its interesting details.
While yet a lieutenant, fresh from
glorious ..acliievDpicnts,.,,yn the war
with Mexico, U. S. Grant was assigned to duly at Benicia barracks,
California, and sailed from his post
from New York, via tlie isthmus of
Panama,., .on July 5, 1S52. Cholera
became epidemic among the troops
and he was left at Chagres river in
'charge'of the sick, the disease eventually carrying oil fully ouc-seventh
of..his command         ~
I Lieutenant Grant and his troops
were   transported to San Francisco
jfrom Panama on the ill-fated steamship Golden   Age, which afterwards
I foundered at sea, causing immense,
loss of life.   At the time she brought
lyoiiug Grant to the Pacific coast the
,chief engineer of the vessel was a
man- well known iu shipping circles
'named Captain John Unison, whose
widow aud family are still residents
of San Francisco.
Lieutenant Grant formed quite  an
' attachment for tho bluff old seaman and the two maintained a personal corrcsponxence extending, with
occasional interruptions, throughout
Grant's civil .and military life ,trom
their Iirst meeting.   ' . v
I It appears that the captain, alter
the wreck of the- Golden Age, becoming weary of following the : spa,'
secured a position un shore that
brought him more or less in relationship with affairs about the harbor, j
and becoming dissatislictl with the |
quantity of whitewash that was used
by state authority, upon the build-!
iligs connected wilh the-wharves, in
his extremity wrote to Grant, who j
was then serving his first term, ire-1
questing lo he furnished with the
process employed by the government
.iu mixing the -ingredients.
| Grant wrote an autograph reply
upon ordinary sheets of paper and
the document is reproduced in its entirety aboye. ^   % p,    T.
j ■■' Whiio Hit reference' to' the use   of
. lite whitewash upon the exterior oi
the executive mansion may occur to
many as a vein of grim humor for
which ho was noted, It is a well-
known fact that the appearance of
the structure was periodically brightened in this manner prior to its
complete renovation at.a later period.
It cannot be denied that at the
present moment the method of administering, I these West Indies '-Islands is unnecessarily, costly, a drain
upon the imperial .exchequer, and so
great ■ a tax upon the resources o.f
the islands themselves as lo hamper
their prosperity; But it is questionable' whether the island capitals
will be. sp_ popular.as .winter resorts
when there is no longer a .governor
environed with much'pomp and state
■to, welcome visitors to his palace.
KISSING THE, BLARNEY STONE.
Last year,' .while- in the south of
Ireland, I.paid a;vi.sit to Blarney.castle, and while tlit'rc had the .queer experience of- kissing the Blarney stane,
famous in song and story.
One of our party having goiie
tliroiigli the ordeal before, volunteered'lo Itlss the stone first and show
us how it is Hone. When it lis understood that you are attempting to
kiss a stone set in the outside wall,
and you on the inside, one can guess
that it is no easy task. It is best
-to take off your ;coat and1-watch and-
chain aud empty- your pockets. There
is an opening, as it were, in the
floor. You sit on the edge of this,
catchluilil .of two bars in the wall and
lower yourself backward down the
opening till you arc,able to stretch
out and reach the stone. As you do
tliis the rest of the party hang on to
your legs.
.Tlio precaution of taking off the
watch and chain and removing money
from your pockets is a very wise one
as you have to hang head down to
get al ihe stone.—The Gael.
ta into decent dimensions. It is his
boast that lie is prepared at any
hour's notice to proceed to any part
of the world; and those who are
acquainted wilh his perfect" method
in everything he does will he well
aware of the truth of this. lie had
not very long notice, by the way,
when he was sent to South Africa,
just prior to the outbreak of the
recent war. He was ,scnt for to the
War'Onlcc by Lord Wolseley one Wednesday morning, and told that he
■was to be employed on Ihc Rhoilc-
sian frontier, anil he sailed from
Soutlia pton on the following Saturday'
WHY B-P ENTERED ARMY.
A writer in the "Military Mail,
says: I wonder how many people
are aware that it was only by the
merest chance that Major-General
Baden-Powell ever entered the army?
Wheii lie left Charterhouse it was intended that he should go straight to
Oxford, and his.name was entered on
the books of Christ Church. Before
he went up, however, an entrance examination for the army was held,
and "just for fun," as he puts it himself, he entered for it. When the
result was published no one was
more surprised than "B-P." He
had passed second on tho list ol
move than seven hundred candidates,
and was informed by the Uuke of
Ca bridge, then the Commander-in-
Chief, that as a recognition of his
brilliant success his. commission
would be antedated two years Up
to this time lie had never thought
seriously of a soldier's career, and
it was a very great disappointment,
to his godfather, the late Dr. Jow-
ctt, when he decided to follow the.
profession he. had so dramatically entered.
General Batleii-Powcll. is always
ready for any eventuality that may
arise. .In a room at his mother's
residence, where he lias his honic,
he has a carefully packed kit containing everything that he could |ms-
sibly require on a campaign, down
to the smallest detail, and all so
beautifully arranged as to take up
tiie least possible amount of space.
"B-P." is a capital hand at packing, and during the Matabele War
of lRllii-!)7, when he was Chief of
Staff to Sir Frederick Carrington,
his services wcro in great requisition h'y his 'brother officers to get
their kit hags und other impedimcu-
WHY ANGLERS ARE FOR PEACE
Many,, doubtless, are the victims
of tho war between Russia and Japan, and among the rest must he in.
eluded a large section of the most
? timahlf class ol the population in
nearly every European country—tg
wit, the gentle fraternity of anglers.
in the manufacture of lines and artificial ilies, tho Japanese are, it ap-
iwars, inimitable, and now that all
Japan is mobilized thf manufacture
is at a standstill. The stocks of
all the Paris outfitters are on the
point of exhaustion, and' the dread
rumor Is going round that fishing
tackle is going up to .famine prices.
Hence it is that every French disciple of Izaak Walton puts up his
daily petition to the genii of the
streams and rivers ■ for an early
peace.—London Globe.
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For time tables, «tc, add.wt -
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Asst. Oen. Pass. ft Ticket Aft., IS.
Adami Street, Chicago.
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Union Brewing
NANAIMO, B. C.
Co,
rianufacturers of the_
BEST BEER
*—■"     -In British Columbia
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
wMc.li will lead to the arrest and conviction of any person or peruona
deuLroj'ini; TJuioQ Brewing Conipany'a kege or bottles, or failing to return the pame.
liners' Drilling Machines,
Made'lo order end Repaired at short notic.-i.    Drills sharpened by ne
aln-ayegives satisfaction.    Picks bandied and repaired.
Shipsmithing in all its Branches.
Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.
David Murray
Buller Street -   -   -   - Ivadysmith, B. C
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Carpenter, Builder, Contractor and General Jobber
Awnings a Specialty. |
LADYSniTH, B.C. J
'•'assiiaissvivciti?,
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LIVERY, BOARDING AND
SALES STABLES
A. E. HUBERT
Funeral Diraclor
Special ntleiltioii given tn culls nijjht |
or day. Longdistance 'iilione 134.
NANAIMO, H. C.
W.G.Fraser
Merchant Tailor
DAVID JOHNSON,
PHONE 66 LADYSMITH, B. C.
•'!.%v,v.v,w,w,v.,«.ywwM',v,'.v.'.v«.v« assanv.-.
Are Slaughtering
All our Choice Assortment of Beef.
Mutton, Pork and Veal ourselves aud
can guarantee everything to be the
Nicest, Freshest and Cleanest on the
market	
PANNELL & PLASKETT
STEVENS BLOCK, OA1 ACRE STREET, LADYSniTH, B.C
I.   .WEST INDIES GOVEKNOIi.
Those who are neeiistonicd to spend
their winters cruising aliout in the
West Indies, says tho Now York Tribune, will ho interested to learn
that tlio Crown is seriously consul-
. ering- the project for the abo.itlon ol
the various gov er nqrsli ijis _ pt. Barba-
docs, Trinidad, the Bahamas, the
Windward, the Leeward, and other
islands in the Carriliean Sea, and
the consolidation of. all; these administrations under ono Governor-General of the West Indies, who would
from his headquarters at Jamaica,
rule the' cut ire group, to which might
possibly bo added the.mainland Uol-
onies:'of-British "Honduras and British Guiana. The money thus savod,
and It would be a considerable sum,
would be applied to.   the encourage-
: ment of steamer traffic between the
Islands themselves, and also with
England and tho United Stales.   t
(ist Avenue)
Fall Slock Just' Arrived. Call early
and get your pick of the largest nnd best
stock in town. '
BARBER SHOP & BATH ROOMS.;
x LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO.
HANOS, ORGANS AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  MOVED
PROMPTLY AND SAb ELY
The ESPLANADE, .between the:
Grand and Abbottsford, j
William Powisks, Prop.     !
Stiil.Ies in rciir of Udysmitli Hotel.   I.eave orders at the Abbottilord.
j WILLIAMS AND WASKETT
W..MUNMK, Heertlaiy.
John W. Cohuun, Miinnner.
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The Ladysmith Lumber Co., Ltd. I Bclivcred in Any Part of the City I
MILLS  'AT  FIDIMCK  AND LADY SMITII-Stiinglcs a Specialty.
AND LADY SMITII-Stiinglcs
—Manufacturers   .of—
Rim. h and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc , ofthe Best Quality.
.Seasoned  and Kiln  Dried   Flooring and  Finishing Lumber always In Slock
Every Afternoon
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We are among you and. shall be
pleased to see all our friends at our
new store' on First Avenue.'
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DAY SCHOOL.
NOTICE
Usual   subjects   taught; also languages, drawing in pencil and crayons, painting in oils and water col-    Messrs. Blair and Adam turn sains,    pianoforte and   vocal lessons, cured    the   agency of the Chrystal
given in classes or individually. Laundry Co.   to Victoria.   All par-
i eels and orders left with them will'
MISS BERTRAM.
Ladysmith, B. 0.
receive prompt and careful attest ha, ^
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.t 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,
Abbotsford Hotel, Ladysmith.
BOARDER WANTED-Gentleman can
obtain first-class board with private family, Esplanade. Inquire at
Ledger Office.
lOH ITEMS
M. Howe, of the Horse Shoe Hotel, Ghemainus, is in town.
Miss Rickaby, of Vancouver, is visiting Miss Ransom for a few days.
C. E. Corbold, ol the Ottawa Fire
Insurance Co., is in town.
Mrs. Robert Dunsmore, ol Banff,
and formerly of Ladysmith, is here
for a visit.
Mrs. Lively, of Cumberland, Who
has been visiting here for the past
week, went home by to-day's train.
Mrs. M. Campbell, who was taken
ill on Sunday, is reported better today.
Walter Jones*and John Drlnkwator
two ol tlie stockholders of the Ma.
juba mine, -went out to inspect the
property to.day.
AT THE ABBOTSFORD;-
P. G. Condloy, Victoria.
R. G. Bryce, Winnipeg.
C. E. Corbold, Ottawa.
R. Ilrydcn, Victoria.
Mrs, Abraham Dick, ot Nanaimo,
who has been visiting Mrs. David
Morris for tlie past few days, left
for home to-day.
The assault case-brought'by fsak
Ilaknla against G. Glambola was
dismissed yesterday. Mr. Thompson,
who tried the case decided that the
provocation camp from the .plaintiff.
W. R. Robertson, Indian agent,
passed through town this forenoon
on bis way . lo Coinox- to settle a
dispute 'that has arisen between the
Indians and the" Japanese who are
engaged in seining dog salmon for
export to the Orient.
fsaak Takala and A. Norpak will
likely not lie so lively the. next time
there is a Salvation Army outdoor
meeting in Ladysmith, for last evening they were lined $5 each by
Government Agent Thompson for
disturbing the meeting held here last
Thursday evening on First Avenue.
Tho Nelson Daily News says:
"James McGregor, provincial inspector of mines lias returned to. Nelson
after a short vacation spent _ in Nanaimo and Victoria. On- his way
back Mr. McGregor stayed off at
Kam loops to made a report on the
mining development in progress at
that point. Mrs.-McGregor, who accompanied her husband to the coast,
will visit her brother, Dr. Gooding,
of Portland, Ore., before returning
home."
I     MARINE    |
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' MARINE.
The tug Lome, after taking a Russian ship from sea to Port    Town-
send,    called    into port to-day    to
take on bunker coal.
A despatch received in Victoria ou
Sunday from the West Coast, gives
tlie following catches ol sealers as
reported Irom Bohring Sea:
Carlolta G. Fox, 881; City of San
Diego, 625 on August 10th.; Vera,
700, August Mtli; Carrie C. W., 2(10
on September l.'itli; Jessie, 250 on
August 3rd; Fawn, 200 on August
5th. He also reported that Cox,
the cook of the Casco, fell overboard aud was drowned at sea,
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FOOTBALL FOR SUNDAY.
The football game on Sunday afternoon between Ihc Englcs and La-
dystuitli learns ^promises to be an exceedingly good one. The men have
boon putting in some hard practice,
and are all In fine shape. The game
starts at 2..'ill and should attract a
large crowd of spectators,
BASKETBALL TONIGHT
There will be lively times in the
Opera House this evening, for no less
than two basketball games arc to
be played and all for the small sum
of ten cents admission. Mr. Nicholson has risen to the- occasion and
has arranged the lights so that the
field of play will be well illuminated
The games to be played arc Shor-J
ties vs. Thistles and Shamrocks vs.
Leaders, with Mr. J. McMillan as
referee.    The teams are as follows:
Shorties— H. Manuel, E. Clarke,
guards; C. McMillan, centre; E.
Thomas, A. Kerr, forwards,
Thistles—Sid Hunt, J. Sanderson
guards; S. Morrison, centre; C
Hewlett, S. Dodds, forwards.
Shamrocks—E. Manuel, J. Eno, J
Adam, A. N. Other.
Leaders — A. Hailstones, H. A.
Morrison, Ed. Leahy, T. I-larrap.
The game starts at 7.30 sharp,
and the play promises to lie very
exciting. Seats have been reserved
for ladies and their escorts.
A NEW WRESTLER.
The details of the recent wrestling
match between the new "Big Injun"
War Eagle and D. A. McMillan, in
Vancouver, are given by the Province in the following account:
After fifty-three minutes and forty-five seconds ol scientific stalling,
the big Indian chief War Eagje forced the shoulders of D. A. McMillan
to the mat for the third time with-
intlic hour, thereby winning the handicap match in which the former undertook lo throw the latter three
times within the specified sixty
minutes. The match took place in
the People'': Theatre last evening,
before a small but enthusiastic audience of mat devotees who were
well pleased with the exhibition put
up by the copper-colored giant and
liis white opponent. As an exhibition of phenomenal brute strength
matched against science, skill and
experience the contest was interesting.
For if there was any doubt that
flic huge successor to Two Feathers
and the latest aspirant lor fame on
the padded canvas possesses the
strength of a Hercules, it was dispelled last evening. The husky
giant from the plains -handled the
big ...Scotchman like a child, and even
when McMillan did succeed in getting what lo nn ordinary man would
have been a fatal hold, the big Indian broke it witli an case that was
as amusing to the audience as it
was discomforting lo McMillan. As
instance of War Eagle's aggressive tactics and McMillan's scieuti'
lie stalling, it may lie mentioned
that only three times during all the
match did the Scot have the advantage—and then it was only momentary, for the big chief broke from
McMillan's restraining hold as easi.
ly as from the arms of ail infant.
Willi a strong Olc Oleson accent,
Referee Gus Andeeson introduced the
contestants. McMillan looked iu
good form as he came out. Hut big
as lie is, he was dwarfed into the
appearance of a lean spring chicken
when compared with the huge aborigine who, Samson-like, refuses to
part from his ebony locks, and appeared on the mat with his hair
done up in a elosc'litting black bonnet. They shook hands and went
at it.
McMillan kept his big opponent oil
for a while, but eventually the latter dived for a leg hold and got it.
Then be changed to a waist lock,
which he retained lor a long time,
despite McMillan's efforts to break
it. Before the contest had gone far
it was apparent that the Indian was
woefully lacking iu science and knew
only a few holds. But, aided by
bis wonderful strength, he used these
to good advantage and continually
worried McMillan. War Eagle gained .thc.flrst tall In 19.15 with a halt-
Nclsou and crotch hold.
The second fall was merely a rcpi-
tifiou of the stalling tactics of McMillan'. Once when War Eagle relaxed lor an instant his aggressiveness McMillan attempted lo turn him
over by a lighleiiing-llke side roll.
He did the side roll part all right,
but when McMillan attempted to
force the Indian's shoulders down,
the latter rose up with scarcely any
clfort and threw oil the Scot. Alter
thai the chief was more wary. Tlio
end came in 10.80. The Indian invariably on top,, changed from a
waist hold to a hall-Nelson and then
secured a crotch, slowly forcing McMillan's shoulders down more by his
great strength and weight than by
skill;
HOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT
PRICES.
Repairing and making to order
speciality.
THOHAS MCEVVAN
1st Avenue,  Ladysmith, B. C.
BEST BATH ROOMS IN TnE
CITY-Ladysmith Shaving Parlor,
High Strcot.
.The third fall was the fastest of
the bout. 'McMillan showed splendid
rc'ipcrative powers alter his hard
niauliiyi, in the two previous falls,
and went after tho big fellow for a
while. But the latter secured his
leg hold and changed to a waist lock
then to o half-Nelson and inside
crotch, arid after thirteen minutes
aiid thirty seconds of the hardest
kind of struggle, secured the third
and decisive fall. The total time
occupied in actual wrestling was fifty-three minutes and (orly-fivc minutes and forty-five scconlis, and the
Indian had therefore a margin of six
minutes and fifteen seconds inside the
hour.
At the conclusion of the match,
Jack O'Neill, War Eagle's manager,
issued a challenge on behalf of the
Indian, for the latter to throw Dan
S. McLeod throe limes in an hour.
It is likely that this, match will be
arranged shortly.
As a preliminary to the main event, Jack O'Neill undertook to throw
George Gray, of Nanaimo, twice in
half an hour. He did it after a
plucky defence on Gray's part. Jack
O'Ncil secured the first fall in sixteen minutes and forty-five seconds,
and the second in four minutes and
thirty seconds. Both were secured
with a half-Nelson and bar arm hokl.
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PRIZE FIGHTER ACQUITTED.
Quebec, Oct., 11.—The Grand Jury
has returned no bill against Germain
Wagner, of the R.C.G.A., who was
accused ol causing the death of Louis Drolct in a prize light in April
last. The victim stood up for fifteen
rounds and was counted out in the
sixteenth and remained unconscious
until the following morning when he
died.
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YEOMEN OF GUARD
In a recent volume'Col'"Sir'Reginald Mcnnell, D. S. O., lieutenant of
the King's Bodyguard of the Yeoman ol the Guard, traces, the history ami rise ol a corps, the members of which centuries hnvc been
placed in the most intimate and
most confidential relations with the
sovereigns of England. Ilodiigiiards,
matter of nctual fact,, are as
old as the hills, arid in olden tlays
every Monarch, Prince, chief or noble bad surrounding him a band
chai'gr'l with his personal safety.
Eiig-.ai,.i lit >f under Saxon and then
millet" Norman" rule, was" so different
from oilier countries, and In thase.
unsettled anil lawless times the sovereign Would have been neglecting
his own personal interests had he
not Immediately upon accession called info existence an armed body,
llie first duty of which was prolec-
tion of the head id tlie si aic.
Tbe earliest bodyguard. ..in. England of 'whicli anything definite is
known was established in 1017, and
from tbat hour until.the year 1185,
in one shape or another it played its
part iu the stirring history ol the
period. It was possible by Ihc merest accident that tlul English royal
bodyguards became converted from
Ihe personal protectors of the sovereign—and these ol none too reputable a character in many instances—into a state of establishment—
Irom a body of men whose duty did
not, it is [eared, cease with the safely of the king, into corps whose
sphere of work was strictly dcOncd,
and into whose ranks die best and
bravest of the land have since eagerly sought for admission. From the
Wars of the Roses us! lie dated
the decadence of the old order of
personal bodyguard. The victory of
Richmond on Bosworlh Held nnd his
assumption of the Crown as Henry
VII. of England, were events ot the
highest importance so far as tho
bodyguard was concerned. It was
formed info a permanent corps and
as ihc Yeoman of (he Guard ol our
Lord the King, or, as tlio Oftecnth
century warrants descrllic It, "Vnlc-
Ctl garde domini Regis," it was given a title and a constitution which
have descended lo us In the |lWcn-
Uelli century.
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DRESS GOODS
Just received a Large Consignment oi New Dress
Goods which consists oi
TWEEDS, CASHMERE and
LADIES CLOTH.
FRENCH     '"     a
FLANNELS
50 pieces of French Flannels.
No two alike. In Blouse
lengths at 50 cents a yard.
FURS
30 (urs in Brown, Black,
Grey and White. From $1.00
up.
DRYSDALE-
STEVENS0N
Co., Ltd.
Get your school books at Knight'.
U.iok Store,
"Knight'a Book Store is the place to
get stationery, etc.
Excellent soda water irom the new
fountain at Jeasop'e Drug Store.
GEORGE YUEN
Merchant Taylor
All kinds of clothing cleaned and
repaired.
Trunks
Valises, Telescope Grips, Deess
Suit Cases.   All Leather Goods
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20
Per Cent Lower'than
—F.lswhere—
20
Enterprise Harness Store,
C. R. BRYANT,    Proprietor
Victoria Credent, Nbdrtiuo.
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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
Whitewear, Hats, Caps, Rubbers Boots
and Shoes, etc., etc., which have been
arriving daily.
Simon Leiser &
Company/Ltd.
GATACRESTREET
LADYSMITH
IXXXXXXSiX
Now is your time to get yonr winter
supply oi wood, we will deliver you four-
foot dry wood, which it eqnnl to three
ricks of 16 inch wood, for $2,50
J. M. LEIGH,
SEE •     	
Harry Kay
for artistic Painting and Paperhang-
ing. Picture Framing.
FIRST AVENUE, Ladysmith.
NOTICE.
Persons   found   using our   Patent
Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,
will be prosecuted.
RUMMING BROS.
Pioneer Soda Water Works.
Ladysmith, B.C.
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Wc will give you a  genuine i
■ 7-Jfwcled   Waltham or Elgin <
, watch.    Should you like    to <
get a higher grade, we   hare
them all in different  makes—
1 in Gold, Silver and filled
up to $100
Don't   miss to get one  ot ]
our Repeating Alarm Clocks.
As long as they last
at $1.75
>b.forcimmer;
Watchmaker,     Jeweler    and,
Optician.
►STKVKNS BLOCK,
Liidysmilli, B. C.
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Consultation aud your tetlh cleaned FRKIf
Full set, $7.50; silver filliiigii, $i up; gold filMlngi,
$2 up; gold crowns, $$ up. Iu Tact, all operations
as reasonable as our watchwords can make them.
Wilt be in ladysmith, Friday, Aug.uth
and same date of each succeeding
month, and remain 3 days only....
HOME OBFICB:
The West Dental Parlors,
THB IMPERIAL BANK C UMBERS.
Corner   Y.tw   and    Government    Street..
Office hours, 8 a. in. to 6 p. m. j evenings, from 7 lo 8.30.   Offline in P. O.
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PAINLESS   DENTISTRY
Dentistry In all Its branches as fine as
can be done in the world, and absolutely
free from the 8IJUHTEST PAIN; Extracting, lilling, fitting of crowns and
bridges without pain or discomfort.
Examine work done at Ihe West Dental Parlors and compare with any yeu
have ever tarn and then jodce for ymr
self. .     ...
Painless, Artistic, and Reliable.
AHB Till: WATCHWORDS OF OUR OFFIOR.
Wheels!
Yen, we've all kin.l* of wheels; wp tire
agents tor tboOuiia.l > Cycle aid Motor
Co., ol Toronto, An t carry their "Perfect wheel lii Bluett " :
We bIburepair vvhtotej if yours does
not ju'i to suit yon. -eutl it up tout,
All kintla of light DOitobinery repairs.
We arogaaU'iie launii!. experts
R. J, Wellborn
Frager Street,
Nanaimo
Take a Trip * East
OVER THE
Canadian Pacific
AND GET    ,  ; |][|
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. lor Vancouver.
Steamers for Skagway, West Coast
and Northern B. C. ports.
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: KYNOCK& VULCAN SHELLS
Are the BEST.   We have them.
BROWNING AUTOMATIC SHOT GUN
Is a  PEACH.     We  have it.
SAVAGE   A  WINCHESTER   RIFLES
EVERYBODY knows them. We have them
E. ROLSTON
PRICES ARE
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