BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

Ladysmith Daily Ledger Nov 3, 1904

Item Metadata

Download

Media
xdailyledg-1.0348045.pdf
Metadata
JSON: xdailyledg-1.0348045.json
JSON-LD: xdailyledg-1.0348045-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xdailyledg-1.0348045-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xdailyledg-1.0348045-rdf.json
Turtle: xdailyledg-1.0348045-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xdailyledg-1.0348045-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xdailyledg-1.0348045-source.json
Full Text
xdailyledg-1.0348045-fulltext.txt
Citation
xdailyledg-1.0348045.ris

Full Text

 Ladyshith Daily Ledger
PUBLISHED IN THE LEADER OFFICE
VOL. a, yd f 0
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 1901.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
SPEAKS UPON THE
SCANDALS IN YUKON
Mr, Woodworth, of Dawson City Criticises
Administration of Officials in the Gold
Fields of the North
Mr. C. M. Woodworth, ol Dawson
City, was the speaker at lite Conservative meeting at the opera house
last night, the final gathering of tlic
campaign. He dealt almost exclusively with the candidates in the Yukon, and his remarks criticised the
actions nl the officials and the general administration of Yukon affairs.
Mr. Woodworth, introduced by the
chairman, Mr. P. W. Greaves, said
lie understood that Mr. Smith stated
that Mr. Wolley objected to a wharf
at Ladysmifh, hut gladly took one
at Pier Island. The tacts were that
the people at Pier Island wanted a
wharl and asked for assistance, (offering to help in its construction. That
wharf was built partly with J3-1U ol
Mr. Wolley's money, and was now at
together the property ot the government. Mr. Mclnnes was a member
of the government at the time thc
assistance was granted. He read a
telegram Irom Mr. Wolley saying
that he did not object to tlic wharf
at Ladysmith being built, hut objected that its building was delayed so
long to make political capital lor Air.
Ralph Smith, 'i'he telegram also liorc
out Mr. Wooilwoi'lh's .remarks on the
Pier Island wharf, stating that it
was a public structure and there was
more of Mr. Wolley's money iu it
Ihan government money. Mr. Wood-
woiih next took up the Yukon qhes-
tiou, tracing the rise of the gold-
fields there. The Conservative government before Willi bad put in force
regulations favoring the opcoing of
the gold fields hy the prospector.
Then came llie liiuli of I Mill, belore
the news that Ihe Liberals had collie
info power reached the Yukon. Then
began an era nf great prosperity in
tlie Yukon under the wise regulations
[rained by the Conservative govern
niciif. With Ihe coining,of llie Lilier
al officials, however, began a long
reign of misrule which was a disgrace to Canada. 'I'he miners were
treated like serfs by the officials'. The
closing of Dominion Creek In Ihe full
of 1807 was a wrong and a hardship
that debarred the millers from sink
ing their claims; even bribes bad to
be paid to get out mail Irom the
postoffico or for the recording of
claims iu the gold coinittfSKionor's'office. Officials who were clothed with
almost absolute power bad forced tlie
g;old coiiiiii«s.sionc,i' jo unexpectedly, open up Dominion Creek and bad their
own argents record Ihe claims the next
morning before anyone else could do
anything. The wood lands were given lo friends of the administration.
It became so bad that it was not a
question of law but of pull oi\ graft.
It was this that made the people decide that Ihey could not brave Hie
rapacity of Canadian officials and
Canada lost rdl,000 energetic men
who were forced to leave the country. Men were so plundered that It
was strange thai, the population kicpt
up to the 20,0011 which if did till
llllll. Men then, through unfair influence, got large districts ol rleli
placer milling. It. was one hand of
draullc concessions as il not lit for
placer mining. It was one brand of
organized robbery that soon covered
oven thc remotest creeks wilh concessions. I'p to last year not one
hit ol hydraulic work was done on
there, concessions: nil they werc Intended for wns to hold iplaccr ground.
Instead of investigating the complaints against these conecsklons the
government at that time granted thc
Troadgnld concr»dnn. The success
of tlic past would dwindle into Insignificance wilh the progress .Mint
would be accomplished if the country
were put under proper administration.     The    government   look the
ground nway from the millers by can
cessions and granted It as rewards
to friends and political heelers, Another phase ol Win I roubles was the
abuse ol the liquor permits. They
were grntt°t*d: only to the favored few
who hitllcned off the liquor
trade nf_flic Yukon country, While
Inking out some rfrjn.oon.uiiu ., year
in gold, the people must have paid
bclwvrn five or six million dollars n
year In taxes and exactions hy corrupt officials. The Mackenzie and
Mann deal which Senator Tcmploinan'
hud spoken ol as a Yukon road would
not have come within six or seven
hundred miles ol Dawson and yet
the government would have granted
the lands ol the Yukon to those men
as a lionus. Ralph Smith had said
lie would he ready to vote lor an
investigation into the Yukon complaints and if Mr. Smith were sin'
cere he could find plenty ol material
in the government records at Ottawa that called lor such an Investigation, but no redress could be had
from Mr. Sifton for the abuses in
lhc Yukon.
When Mr. Congdon became commis-
r-.irmer of-"the Yukon territories they
began to. hope lor better thlugfr, but
last summer a license commission
sat nnd the chief question liefore
them was not as to the character ol
(he house which applied lor a license
tut whether the applicant was pcr-
foii.r grata with the government.
'I he reign ol misrule continued, the
country is being killed and this elec-
Iion meant whether the people of the
Yukon had to leave lor good or whether the return of a Conservative
government would restore prosperity
In .theni.
Before closing he asked tlic Socialists in thc audience to vote against
the Orand Trunk Pacific as a blow
at a capitalistic corporation that
would he able to plunder the country,
lu support of the contention for a
government owned road he said that
the Intercolonial railway, while not
n financial success ol itself, was a
benefit to those living nlong lire line
iding the development of the country by charging reasonable-rates, lie
hallengcd too, the statement of Senator Templemaii that Mr. 'lays' letter promised to commence the con-
.truction of the Grand Trunk Pacific from the coast, if only said that
il. was "the present -inten'.io.is of
the company to build from Ihe
coast."
KILLED FISHERMEN WITH- 1UDYSMJTHS
Hull Inquest on North Sea Tra.
gedy Condemns Russian
And British Government Com/
medned for Prompt Action
for Redress
BIRTHDAY OF
THE MIKADO
Desire Expressed at the Offi<-
cial Luncheon for Return
of Peace
Tokio, Nov. It.—Upon the occasion
of his birthday, at luncheon today,
lie Emperor briefly addressed his
guests, extending welcome, to the fo' -
<■i-ir.ii diplomatic corps and ministers
of state. During the course of his
remarks, he said: "Wc regret that
the time has not conic to see peace
restored in the Far East in' reraliza-
iou ol our desires."   He then pio-
piM'd     the health ol the sovereigns
and rulers representee) air his eoi.it,
and 'expressed the wish thai; Hie bond
ol   friendship existing lii'1'.vco.u ihc
respective countries might be .Ir- \vn .
closer.   Baron Daiielhan, the Belgian
minister,    Dean     of the    rplin.iiic j
corps, responded, congratulating tlio
Emperor ou the day and • {pressing
regret     at   the continuance ol    the
war.      Continuing, Baron Jatiolhan
said: "We again express our wishes
for peace and do so with more fen or
when we contemplate with •   'rind
emotion thc ravages already earned
in  suffering .families and  the thousands ol noble victims on each side,
shedding  thcir  blood  with  bravery
that rises to the height sublime and
indomitable heroism."
o   ■ ,
RIVALS IN COURT.
Mexico Clty_, Mexico, Nov. :t. -Ai'-
vioes Irom Venezuela received by
steamship at Mazathin, soy that
President Castro has filed a claim in
the courts against Gen. Mullen, the
Revolutionary leader who attempted
to overthrow thc Castro government
for $1,7.111,000.
NEW LIGHTSHIP.
A lightship will probably soon he
stationed oil the Fraser ilvot. Captain Gatidin, agent ol Marine, has
liecn opening negotiations for the
purchase ol the srrbooner Nellie Tim is
ton, now lying in Nanaimo harbor,
for the purpose. The Nellie Thurston was formerly engaged in thc
halibut fisheries.
Loudon, Nov. .1.—At the coroner's
inquest at Hull on the North Sea
tragedy, the text of the verdict was:
"That Geo. Henry Smith and Wm.
Lcggelt were at about 1.30 a.m., on
Oct.. 22, while fishing with trawls
aboard the British steamer Crane,
with board of trade marks exhibit,
ed and regulation lights burning, killed by shots fired, without warning
or provocation by certain Russian
war vessels at a distance ot about a
quarter of a mile."
To thc verdict the jury added thc
following:
"On this occasion, pro ably '
most momentous in the annals of the
cord the appreciation oi the efforts
ilritish Empire, the jury would remade by the government interested ;
tojarrlve at a satisfactory conclusion,
cf thc matter which wc feci has no
parallel iu the history of flic world"
The government asked the jury not
o liuil a verdict of wilful murder or.
manslaughter  because delicate ques-
tii.ns are going on whicli should not
made     more   difficult,  and  they
thought it belter not, l0 let anyone
think they had prejudiced Hie caso
before having heard  both sides.    In
consequence the jury simply set-forth
the facts, with Hie evidence of   experts ou explosives and that oi the
trawlers themselves.
The British Government, the Board
of Trade, owners of thc fishing licet
and relatives of flic deceased and in-
iiiri'd fisbormen were represented by
counsel, but the Russian government
did not participate. The proceedings
occupied -only about three hours. The
testimony consisted of medical evidence by whfch if was proven that
the death of Smith and Le^gctt was
lhc result < f a shell and machine gnu
wounds. Then an expert identified
fragments of shell hy private marks
which he said were undoubtedly Russian, and Hie stories of the captains
and masters of flic trawlers. These
latter related that while they were
engaged in their regular work thc
ships of the fleet emerged suddenly
from the haze, and throwing the
glare,of llie searchlights on thermic
cock fleet, without warning, and disregarding flic green lights, the 'fisherman's signal, and though within
actual speatlnf* distance one vessel
commenced a cannonade which the
fishermen, af first not realizing the
danger, enjoyed, thinking it was a
slum fight. Firing lasted half an
hour.
To each of these witnesses was
put tlie vital questions regarding the
presence of a foreign (vessel or loi'lKr-
do boat. Each with equal posilivc-
ness denied thai at any time prcccd-
ing the firing was a .lapanese, Britisli or other foreign torpedo boat
near m- accompanying the fishing
fleet. It was also staled that thero
were no .lapanese among the crews
and that none of the trawlers carried
arms of any description. One of the
skippers, replying ten question by
the coroner, said lhat during the
five weeks that he was in tire North
Sea he had not seen any warships until that night,
Month of October Shows   In,,
crease in Number of
Vessels •
And the Exports in Value Ex
ceed Those of Sep'
tember
SHIPPINGFOR THE MIKADO'S
BIRTHDAY PRESENT
Japanese Army Makes Desperate Attempts
to Capture Port Arthur to Mark the
National Holiday
YUKON CANDIDATE.
Gov. Frederick Tennyson Congdon,
has been unanimously nominated by
the Yukon Territorial Liberal association for member of parliament
from the Yukon district. No other
man came belore the convention.
Congdon Immediately afterwards
made a speech predicting a lively
campaign. The election will lie held
on December 111.\ Nominations aro
to he closed by Nov. 2(1. A big
three-cornered light is now on. Dr.
Alfred Thompson, of Dawson, is the
Conservative candidate, and Thomas
Kearney, of Bonanza, Is the candidate of the O'Brien faction of Liberals. Congdon heads thc (action
which has been opposed fo the
O'Bricniles. Congdon has wired Ottawa his resignation as governor. .
is not known who Is likely lo sue
ceed Congdon, who has been provcr
'nor for two years.
If
Shipping returns ol thc port of Ladysmith lor the month ol October,
keep up the satisfactory progress of
flic three first month! ot the fiscal
year and show a decided increase over September. Thc total number of
vessels calling here in October was
101), with a tonnage of 27,43(1. Of
these 77 were coastwise with a tonnage nl 7,3(17; t|he sea-going vessels
numbering 32 with a tonnage ot 20,-
072. This shows a record of more
than one sea-going vessel a day,
touching at this port, not to mention thc coastwise trade. Compared
with the average lor the three pre-
Seceding months, when thc number of
coastwise vessels was 1(1(1 and seagoing (10 for the quarter, the average
number oi arrivals in October is
greater. The value of exports during October was 9172,504 as compared with $1-17,532 in September,
ull.o a gratifying success.
HIGHBINDERS
IN NEW YORK
New York, Nov.,3.—A shooting affray with many features resembling
the Highbinder outrages of the Kan
Francisco Chinese quarter, which occurred in Chinatown early today may
result iu the death of Meek Duck, one
of the most prominent members ol
the reform element in Hie local Chinese colony. Meek was waylaid as he
was passing through Fell skcet, and
one of the bullets fired at him lodged
in his alvdonicn, causing an fextreniely
dangerous wound. When bis alleged
assailant, who was captured as he
was running down Pell street, was
being taken to the patrol box by a
policeman, the couple were surrounded hy three other Chinamen with re-
olvers, demanding the, release of the
prisoner. The situation was becoming serious when a dozen. police reserves arrived and found the policeman and his prisoner backed up in a
doorway, the ollicer holding burl
three armed Chinamen. The would-hc
rescuers fled when the reinforcements
arrived. Near the .scene of the shooting the police lound a revolver with
a twelve-inch barrel and n hunting
kiilie.
supposed to
be McGregor
Man Arrested in  Vancouver
Answers to Description of
Jail Breaker
It is likely Hint McGregor, who
broke jail on 'Monday night, will
soon he snugly eseoned again in his
obi quarters, not comfortably scaled
by the fire In the lock-up corridor,
but in tlic cells. Provincial' Police
Constable Cassidy lelt last night for
Vancouver, where it is understood
that a man answering to the deserip-
It seems that the man now arrested slowed away on board the .'loan
froth Nanaimo, so that McGregor
must have doubled back after going
towards Clieniainus nnd reached the
Mainland by the least likely route.
NOT RESPONSIBLE.
Berlin, Nov. 3.—Tbe foreign ollice
here authorizes the Associated Press-
lo say that Germany has no agreement with Spain whatever resjiecf-
ing joint protection ol their interests
in Santo Domingo, neither bus Germany protested against arbitration
decision in the ease of her claims of
thc Santo Domingo Improvement
Company ol New Yolk, nor does thc
foreign office know anything regarding tlie action taken by the Spanish
consul, at Santo Domingo on behalf
ot Germany. • ,
The [all of Port Arthur seems Imminent, Detailed reports ol the operation against the positions .indicate
that the prolonged attack is near
its end and the Japanese are now entering upon the last stage of Hie
memorable seige. For the first time
(he Associated Press correspondent
with Gen. Nogi's army has been permitted to sead despatches direct
Irom Port Arthur and these show
that practicr'ly all the outlying de-
diate victory. Tire armies of Oyama and Kuropatkin still confront
each other along the Shakhe river,
fences are in the hands of the Jap
ancsc, who are sanguine ot inline-
inactive except for skirmishes and artillery exchanges.
Chee Foo, Nov, 3.—(4.30 p.m.)-
Port Arthur is doomed. The correspondent of the Associated Press here
has received information thc relia-
ily of which is beyond question,
that tlie Japanese now occupy positions which place the cast side ol
Hie town at their mercy. The assault has gained lor them positions
which ensure their aliility to enter
flic main east forts whenever they
are ready. It is calculated by the
Japanese that if the Russians do not
surrender the latter will be capable,
of prolonging their final stand at
Lioti mountain and on the Tiger's
Tail, lor it much longer time, with,
thc mere hope of prolonging the
struggle. Long liefore the second Pacific squadron arrives the Japanese
flag will wave over the wrecked citadel. This will end Viceroy Alexieff's
dream of an unconquerable city. The
Japanese have not occupied the main
forts and highest points ol the east
hills, but they occupy an overwhelm
ing number of positions which will
enable them to drive the ilussiaiis
hack whenever they desire. Vheu the
Japanese*'occupy the east portiidgo
they will completely dominate the
other Russian forts with their artillery. I
Japanese arriving from Dalny to- .
day report lhat the Japanese have
captured Rihlung mountain. 1'licy also report that the Japanese have
captured blast Keekwan mountain.
Conservative Japanese, realizing lhc
intense desire of the Japanese for
good news on the Emperor's birthday, received the above reports with
reserve. Regarding Hie capture of
Ribbing and Siuigsbu mountains, the
report is not. considered improbable,
but Japanese say that it is not intended to occupy Fast Keekwan
mountain. In August, the Japanese
succeeded in entering Fast Ceekwan
fort ns was related iu the despatches at the time, but under tbe concentrated ifiro of the other forts,they
were compelled to retire, fauii'se
officers here say that it '.is impossible
lo hold Keekwan and that therefore,
any attempt on lhat njisifion'is only
a a 1'einl. When the Japaacsc occupied Hie Russian trenches on Rihlung mountain il is said the Russian
turned a current of water into thorn
but lhat the Japanese held fast. Previous to this, Japanese shells exploded the land mines nn Riiilung
mountain.
A censored despatch irom llie As-
oeiated Press correspondent villi
Hie Japanese army does not give t.ny
pnrficu.ars of a general eiigug.rnieiit
going on at Port Arthur, tut it is
certain that it occurred and that
some forts wen' captured, Ter. rile
explosions heard here indicate that
the Russians have exploded mines
and destroyed other property.
A BIRTHDAY PRESENT.
Headquarters of tile third Japanese army, in front of Port Arthur,
Nov. 2.,,hy way ol Che Foo, Nov. 3.
—The Japanese arc now in position
to roninienec the beginning of the end
ol the operations lo captnrc the eastern fortified ridges. Their siege plan
has been completed by the placing ol
11-inch howitzers during thc night of
Oct. 20. All the reserves advanced
through a network of trenches in
front nf the eastern fortified ridges
Irom south of Keekwan to west of
Keekwan nnd to the west ol Rihlung
mountain, called by the Japanese
Shoehosan. Tho bombardment began
at dawn on Oct, 30 and iafantry at
tacks were planned at noon against
Rihlung mountain and on tbe Keekwan lorts. There is tremendous excitement among thc troops who are
convinced of success, and mean to
I capture the fortified ridges and compel the surrender of Port Arthur in
time lor the Mikado's birthday, Nov.
3rd.
add Port Arthur.
Headquarters ol the third  Japanese army   in front of Port Arthur,
Nov. 2, by way of Che Foo, Nov. 3.
—(Censored.)—In the atlernoon    tlie
Rusfiaus replied with field guns from
Taku mountain and with larcer guns
from the east forts.  The artillery on
two   hills was silenced at six p.m.
and the Jaaanesc infantry advanced
at seven In three columns, a heavy
rain impeded their movements., When
they crossed in on Taku mountain,
the Russians suddenly opened a heavy
rifle fire from the crest of thc hills
and compelled thc Japanese attack-
iag force, to build trenches close    to
the loot of the hill slope*.  One Japanese regiment took an essential angle on tho first ascent of the south
slope.   All that night and the next
day tlic Japanese held the trenches,
unable to advance In the rain and
shells Irom the east fort.
HAD TO KILL
HIS FATHER
John B. Carlson, a middle-aged
Scandinavian, was shot by his son.
Eiuil J. Carlson, at Tacoma on Monday, As soon as he had fired the fatal shot young Carlson gave himself
up.
The shooting is the outcome ol domestic trouble which is said to have
been smouldering in the Carlson family for years.
At the sheriff's office the elder Carl
son is declared to have disgraced his
family and made the Hie of bis wile
and son miserable by threats and
brutality. For several months pa^t
lie has been out of the city, working
in lumber camps. A lew days ago
he came home, bringing a revolver,
with which he is said to have ele-
clarcd he would kill his wife and
son unless they behaved themselves,
ft is claimed he immediately went
on a long spree, and ordered his son
to leave home. IOmil left, taking
with him the revolver.
At noon ou Monday, Emit, who is
20 years old, learning his lather was
absent Irom ■ the house, went home to
see how his mother fared. While he
was there, Carlson suddenly cntjered
thc house. According to Emil's
story, he immediately began swearing he would kill the two.
Mrs. Carlson ran upstairs with
her sun close behind her, who in
turn was followed by Carlson in a
drunken fury. Mrs. Carlson ran into her room and Emit pushed her
into a closet and locked the door,
alter he had locked thc door ol the
room to keep Sarlson out.
Carlson licgan battering tbe door
down. Both the woman and Emit
pleaded with the man (o go away.
His only answer, according to their
joint stories, was, "I've got. you
both now, and I'm going to kill
you." Emll had the revolver which
his lather had declared he would kill
them with.
As the door broke down and the
man came into the room, Mrs. Carlson is said to have cried .to her sob
lo shoot her husband, or they would
be killed. Young Carlson, they say,
frantically warned his father to keep
back, or he would kill him. These,
threats seemed only to tan the toy
of the ehler Carlson. As he rushed
at his son the boy fired twice in
quick Succession. Carlson went
down lielore the reports oi the revolver had ceased.
The boy Carlson hears an excellent reputation. He is the night op.
erator at the Western Union Telegraph ollice, and is one ol the most
trusted and respected employees al
the company. When but 10 years
old he was obliged to quit school
and become a messenger boy In order to assist in supporting his mother. He studied telegraphy in his
spare moments and soon acquired
such skill that he was employed as
operator;,        '    . , _____,_, ; ,, , , ,, ■'.
LADYSMITH   LEDGER
LADYSMITH LEDGER
Published every day except Sunday it The Ledger Building, corner'
of First Avenue and French street,
Ladysmith, British Columbia, by the
Ladysmith Publishing Company.
SUBSCRIPTION!   RATES.
By    mail in   Canada and United
States.
One year (In advance)  $3.00
Six months (in advance)     1.50
Delivered in the city (per month) .50
ADVERTISING RATES.
Transient—Including (business notices, calls lor tenders, applications
lor and transfer of licenses, legal
notices, etc., 10c a line first insertion; 5c. a line each subsequent insertion; 12 lines measure to thc
Inch.
COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING.
Rates on application. Cuts for
regular use should be all metal.
Advertisements not Inserted lor a
specified time will he charged for until paid and ordered to be discontinued.
AH changes of advertisements must
be received at this office on the
morning of the day of ""issue.
Subscribers not receiving paper
regularly please report to this office.
All job work must be paid lor on
delivery.
Transient advertisements must be
paid In advance.
ELECTION DAY.
Theoiigliorit the Domiinion of Canada
the people today will decide Siy their
votes by what party the affairs of
the country arc to be administered.
Each parly is going into the contest
with confidence, but it is beyond the
power of any man to say what tho
result shall be. One side or the
other must be right in its guess and
tonight will lie rejoicing in the success of its candidates. It is the duly
of every man who is entitled, to vote,
to go to the polls today and mark
bis ballot; ami while it is, perhaps,
impossible always to divest oneself
of personal feeling, yet this must
give way, unless in the case of some
very objectionable candidate, to the
responsibility one has of acting in
tlic best interests of (he country,
There are, of course, eases where a
man is foo far from the place where,
he is registered to enable him to
east his vote, but such are only exceptional rases. We anticipate, however, lhat Hie vote polled will be a
heavy one.
POLITICAL ARGUMENTS.
There seems to lie an epidemic   of
clcbllpiis ami [political beat just at the
present     time.   The  latest lo hear
from is     Italy,  where  men, do not
content themselves with hurling epithets; at one another as is too frequently   Hie case In   Canada-      Thc
elections have so cxcilerl the populace
that when' a candidate arose  in   an
opponents meeting to'get in his harangue,     he was so warmly [received
lhat several people were badly injured from the effects eif the reception.
In FrancCwe are, of course, used fo
the every day rows in the Chamber
of Deputies, and the resultant duels;
but     now the Spaniards are to the.
fore with a scene of disorder and violence that rather outdoes1 their neighbors on the other side of Hie Pyrenees.   So uproiiious did the members
become that they threatened the president of the Chamber with personal
violence,     and the clerks and attendants had to     come to   his rescue,
while some ot the deputies, foiled in
this quarter, chucked inkstands    at
flic vile-president.     Anil yet we talk
of abolishing war, when Ihe very legislators themselves rciort to arms—
or lather lists.
them together as citizens o[ one
country and living beneath one Hag.
The experiment will be watched with
some interest.
ety, blank  Irish blank!       Oh,    I'll     Oldcily
pay you for Ibis." .cranky.    Is she perfectly safe
Jack finally called the army off the two?
CUT DOWN
THE ARMY
A funny story is told of how Jack
Quinn, manager of the Spokane auditorium, cured Thomas W. Kcenc of
too much economy in the creation
of an, "army" for Richard 111.
But otic season Kcenc was cutting
down expenses. Times were bad and
all sorts ot expediences were resorted to in order that the ghost might
walk regularly. When the show reach
ed Spokane, Jack was iniormed by
the company stage manager that
only three "supers" or soldiers
would be wanted 4or the .performance
of "Richard 111." Now, Jack knows
much about thc artistic production
of Shakespearean plans, and to boar
that his old friend Keenc proposed
to play Richard with an army of
three, where at least a dozen was.
thc rule, grated his sensibilities of
dramatic art.
Wasting few' words on thc stage
manager Jack sought Mi'r Keenc at
his hotel and demanded to kiiow if
(he tragedy was to be played with
such an insignificant array of soldiers. At great length, Keeno explained tho necessity for reduction
iu expenses. Jack expostulated in
vain, Keeue would have but three
in his array. Jack finally lelt the
hotel alter assuring the tragedian
that tire three supers would be on
hand and that Jack himself would
make theni up for their parts. He
did.
Full ol wrath, Jack set out to find
the supers. First lie secured Frank
Finney, now a vaudeville performer.
Finney had a "bum wing," as Jack
expressed it, being crippled iu the
right arm. Then another soldier was
secured in the person of a wooden
legged man, who needed the 50 cents
held out ns an Inducement. The trio
was completed with a "hop fiend," a
tall, cadaverous appearing man, who
lowered head and shoulders above
llie oilier two and looked, as Jack
said, "like the picture of death."
Jack fixed mailers with the stage
manager and took bis tinny below
stairs, lie purposely selected misfit costumes, giving Finney a holmct
Whicli soldi to Iii,-.- cars, and forcing
the hop fiend into a suit three times
loo small. With grease paint Jack
did the rest, until the trio resembled anything but old English soldiers.
When the performance began Jack
bid bis army behind the wings until
due to make an appearance, lie had
coached tliein thoroughly, and as
Keenc was delivery a soliloquy with
great vehemence, the cue came and
the army marched on, taking position at the hack of the stage, the
tall hop fiend in the centre.
The effect was electrical. Never
bad such an Incongruity teen seen
on thc Auditorium stage—Kcenc read
ing lines of the immortal bard while
tbe three scarecrows solemnly lined
ip at the back of the stage.
The audience tittered and then
roared. Kcenc sidled along until be
could get a view of the army without discontinuing bis monologue. But
the chert was foo much even for the
master Irngedinn. lie stuttered anil
then, as Ihe audience roared again
and again, lie edges! over lo the
side where Jack stood in the shelter
of a wing. In a low voire, Keenc
vociferated:
Blank your blankety blank, blank!
Where In sbeol did you get such an
army?    What do you mean?"
Shaking with laughter. Jack replied, sot-to voce: "Oh, you wanted
three cheap supers.   You got 'cm."
"Take them off. Call Ihein off fge
stage.   Do you hear, you blank blank-
THE MOST NUTRITIOUS
EPPS'S COCOA
YOUNG EMPIRE BINDERS.
We note that a batch ol letters re-
coived from     children  in      English
schools have been sent by  the  Provincial  Educational  Department     to
Kelson to bot distributed among the
pupils, who will be-asked to reply to
them.   These letters have lieen sent
by the children in Woolwich and also
Whitechapel, London,  with  the hope j
that some of them will result in correspondence that will lead ithe young
writers in tlio Old Country and Canada  understanding one another  bettor and arousing a stronger interest
between the various parts of the Empire.   The Idea is a very good one It
seems, and should make thc children  QIVINO STRFNOTH  AND
leel fo a larger degree that, although |
far apart, there is llie common tic VIQOR.
of nationality and kinship that binds
An admirable food, with
all Its natuial Qualities
Intact, fitted to build up
and maintain goodhealth
and to resist winter's
extreme cold, Sold in half
pound tins, labelled James
!:pps&Co., Ld. Homoeo-
Chemists, London, Eng.
EPPSf COCOA
■ That boat looks pretty.
stage anil the i;ei'foi'iii.inr"' 'irneeei'C'i
When Keenc came oil fironi tho
scene he threw up both hand and announced a treat for everybody in
sight. And ever after that be gave
orders that Jack should get all tho
supers he thought .was necessary for
any performance.
PAINTINd,
PAPER
BTC.
HANGING,
Work done properly and at right
prices. SI)op and residence in rear
of Ladysmith Hotel.
J. E. SMITH, Prop.
LADYSMITH AERIE    NO. 086, F.
O. E.    :-:       :-:       :-:       H
Meets in the Opera House 1st and
3rd Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.   Worthy
President,    A.  A.  Davis;   Worthy
Secretary, C. II. Rummings.
W.G. Fraser
Merchant Tailor
(1st Avenue)
Fall Stock Just Arrived.   Cnll early
and get your pick of lhc largest and best
stock in town.
frlSKS-
Any
Kind
of
Job
Printing
Done Promptly and
WELL
Al
THE
LEDGER
Office
On Ist Avenue
All Work  Done at
Reasonable Rates
Boatman—Married or single?
Olderly—Married.
Boatman—Yep.—Chicago News.
NOTICE
Messrs. Blair and Adam : ... secured the agency ol Hie Cheystal
Laundry Co. to Victoria. All parcels and orders left wilh tjn-ni will
receive prompt and cn-»f-' ^fte-"
NORTHERN  PACIFIC   RY. CO.
Corner Government and Yates streets
Victoria, B. C.
THREE
3-TRANSCONTINENTAL-3
TRAINS DAILY.
II You Are Going to the
ST.   LOUIS   EXPOSITION,
Take the    NORTHERN    PACIFIC
RY., either via St. Paul or Billings.
New Tourist Cars on all trains.
Fine connections made Irom Victoria
by night or niorning boats.   Only
line having through service to St.
Louis without change of cars. Tickets on sale October 3, 4 and 5.
Fare to St. Louis and return,
$07.50, good (or 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
[anions "North Coast Limited."
Steamship tickets on sale to alt
European points. Very low rates
now in effect. Tlicy will not last.
Cabin accommodation reserved by
wire.
For further * Information   call or
phone (No. .158) to the office.
A. D. CHARLTON,     C. E. LANG,
A.G.P.A.N.P.R.,      Gen'l Agt.,
Portland, Or.        Victoria, B.C.
FARMERS'   MEAT  HARKET
On ist Avenue
(leo. Roberts  . - . Proprietor
Unl   r ii li ii h'i 'i,i for transient   si
permanent boarders slid lodgers
GRAND HOTEL
'1'hinliiew imtel ban been comfortably
furnished  and Hie  bar  Is  up-to-date
Rates $1 00 and upward,
Wm. BirvKinixiu, Prop.
-'pUnaile Lad.vBmilh
Esquimalt  &  Nanaimo  Railway
Time Table No. 50.
Effective April 14, 1(104.
Trains leave Ladysmith, Southbound daily at 0:10.a _m., and on Saturdays
Sundays and Wednesdays at 5:06 p. m.
Trains leave Ladysmith, Northbound, at 11:57 a. m. andjon Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays at 8:45 p. in.
Excursion tickets on sale Irom and to all stations, good for going journey
Saturday and Sunday, returning not later than Monday.
OEOROE L. COURTNEY,
Traffic Manager.
************************•****************************,
Coal!   ~   Coal!
Wellington Colliery
Company, Ltd.
Wellington Coal   Best household coil on the Pacific
Coast , - .
Comox Coal—Best steam coal on the Pacific Coast
Alexandria Coal—First-class gas, steam and household coat
■ The ahove coals are mined only hy the Wellington Colliery Company. Wharves at Ladysmith,
Oyster Harbour, and Union Bay Bayues Sound.
Head Office Victoria, B. C
San  Francisco Agency,
Irt. Dunsmuir's Sons Co'y
340 Steuart St.
ttTtHtMttm **************************
THE FRANK HOTEL
Knplanade, Ladysmith
Board by the week or mouth at reason-
.Morales.   The leadlnn bar in the city
Victoria Phopnix beer.
FRANK BABY, Prop.
HOTEL DOMINION
—Rites $1,26 and $1.50—
Free bus lo nil steamboat landings and
railwivl '•■  nt.-.   Kleatrls ears every Ave
minutes lo nil puis ol the eily.   Bar
nnd tablr no,--.,. I il.
F. UAYNE8, Proprietor,
ABBOTT .ST.,   VANCOUVER, B.C.
NEW WESTERN
HOTEL
A good Boarding House and Hotel
where there aro good tables and
beds.
MRS. MAKY DAVIS, Prop.
HOTEL
LADYSMITH
RATES-Jl.OO     per    day.     Finest
Wines, Liquors nnd Cigars.
First Avenue, Ladysmitli, B. C.
D. C. WHITE,   Prop.
king;s hotel
Fourth Avenue.
Fire, Life and Accident Insurance, Loans, Notary Public
A BARGAIN IN HOUSE PROPERTY.
I am offering a House and Corner Lot in a good  locality for $!fin.l)0
Terms.
J. STEWART, Box 208, Ladysmith.
^^^>*^!*mf*w^t-m^^*t.vm<*m*!.*&K<4;*&riiiPi& &m&*
f
I
THE TYEE COPPER CO., Ltd.
PURCHASERS AND SMELTERS OF COPPER, dOLD AND
SILVER ORES.
Smelting Works at
LADYSMITH, B.C.
Convenient to E. & N. Ry. or the Sea
CLERMONT LIVINGSTON,
I General Manager.
THOS. KIDDIE.
Smelter Manager.
»>-^-K'-r«f-r*|-«r*,-_V*>-^•S'te*S'S*»s>fe*!-te*> •n<«__i'_r«l-r5fr*Ste-4^•S'<_*-«r»!ife»iVfe»1-«5r«»r
KATRS li.no l'RR DAY
SAMPLE KOOMS
I1AR SUri'I.mi) WITH 11HST
WINKS, LIQUORS, CIGARS
ABBOTSFORD HOTEL
Best accom.
A. J. MclHUI.'
itlon in town.   Splendid hunting and ashing in near vicinity.
!«E, Proprietor LADYSMITH, B. C.
ISLmND home hotel
BATE8 & KNIGHT, Proprietor!.
First Avenue, - Ladjsmith
Best supplied bar in Ladysmith. Finest accommodation lor transient guesls as
well as lor regular boarders. Completely refitted anil famished, liming room
and housekeeping in charge ol Mrs. Tate.
NOTICE-
Thi1 undersigned firm has opened a manulactorv and are now making the celebrated Empire Cigar.   Stock will be rssdy for the market about O... 10th.
THE EMPIRE CIGAR CO.
Wheels!
Board by the day, week, or «*t»*fi£r££^0$r& &S
at right priecs.   Bar well supplied     "'"     ""
JOSEPH AND TASS1N.
THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE
Wmi WHICH IS AMALfUMATED
The Bank of British Columbia
IIHAD OFFICIO: TORONTO.
Co., ol Toronto, and carry their
lect wheel in stock,"
We also repair wheels; If yours doss
not run to suit yon, send it up to us.
All kinds ol light machinery repairs.
We are gasoline launch experts
R. J. Wellborn
Fraser Street, . Nanaimo
Capital Paid Up '. ♦8,700,000
KeBt II iHK),0fHI
Ag rgalu riNimwH exceeding... 8:1,000,000
Hon. Geo. A. Cox. President. II. I'!, Wai.kkii, Ueneral Manager
London Office, 60 Lombard St., B.C.
The Bank has 100 Brunches veil distributed throughout Ihe Dominion sul
elsewhere, Including the following in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory-
ATLIN GRHRNVVOOIl NANAIMO VANCOUVKR
CUANBROOK    KAMUKII'H NKLSON VICTORIA
DAWSON    f    LADYSMtl'H N. WKSTMINTKR     WHITE  HORSB
Branches In the United Slates |
NEW YORK      SAN FRANCISCO     PORTLAND     SEATTLE    SKAGWAY
Kvory description ol banking business transacted.   Letters ol credit on any
narto' the world.
Savings Bank Department!
Deposits ol one dollar (rfl.00) and upwards received and Interest paid at cur- t
1 . i< 1. 'in 111 ii.ljiii 10 no delay In 1'nrillli g 01 «111 ox*.,, |„„ |jf \\Q
LADYSMITH BRANCH -        - GEO. WILLIAMS, Manager. I
Or- W. J. Quintan,
DENTIST
Stevens Block, Ladysmith, B. 0.
Dentistry In all its branches; every new
appliance.
F. McB. YOUNG,
BARRISTER and
SOLICITOR	
Nanaimo       - -      b,£
M. ,R SIMPSON
j c ltor, Etc.
Money to Loan
1st Avenue    ■  -   ■    WDYSMITh
W. SILER,
GEO_I_X]
AND
The City Market
R. William son, Prop.,
Ladysmith
•nr,TTTJSR3H
work promtoEy rom^
Leave ord era at tho Abbotofore*.   ,
The Lfidysmitii
Opera House
Can   be secured for  Tlieatrica
purposes, Dancing parties or Enter
tninm :uts generally.
D. NICHOLSON, Prop LADYfMlTH LEDGER
DIVING DRESS
FOR FIREMEN
The modern fire brignde oi London
now have among their outfit not
only at the Soutliwark headquarters
on the south side of thc Thames, but
also at all the leading sub-stations,
a number of ingeniously (contrived apparatus which arc something more
that mere masks, enabling thc firemen to enter smoky buildings, regular jackets and masks combined, and
the wearer-, being supplied with Iicsh
air by means of pump's, precisely ns
though he were a diver entering the
dopths of the sea.
The utility oi this apparatus was
very fully demonstrated' a few weeks
back, when a great and destructive
lire broke out at a large chemical
-Korku, on the eastern outskirts ol
London, the smoke from thc burning
material being dense, deadly and poisonous in the extreme. .
These apparatus', or, at any rate,
the more elaborate of them, are
made hy  regular diving engineers.
Foremost among these apparatus,
comes the Ficuss dress, whicli is
more especially designed to enable
minors and in'ne officials to enter pit
and shafts after a disastrous explosion of coal dust or fire damp, when
it would mean certain death for any
soncd air. It is too much to say
• that hundreds of lives have been saved  by  the Ficuss apparatus.
Then, too, in most of the big refrigerating works in England these
jackets and masks arc kept handy,
much as lire extinguishing apparatus
are kept, so that in the event ol any
accident happening in the ammonia
chambers the rescuers may venture
in with pericct safety to themselves
and effect thc worfe*of ro*cue.
The Loudon firemen are tlioroughlj
well versed in the use ol these jackets
and masks, and.in considerable lircr
where their use is necessary they arc
taken on thc engine in sets ol two
or four together with the necessar)
air pumps whicli supply pure air to
.the communicating pipes.
,(>f course, tlie firemen so accouter-
ed has fo he very careful ill making
his way, not to gel Ids air pipes entangled. There arc other apparatus
of somewhat similar kind, however,
which do not need to lie supplied hy
outside air pumps, hut have a system whereby the respired air is puri-
licd, and the necessary elements added lo it so that it can ho breathed
.over again.
Another class of London public ser
vniits who understand the use of this
work in the great sewers ol London.
It happens by no means infrequently
that a parly ol three or lour men
taking their way through the main
sewers, jaek-booteil and up past, their
knees in water, suddenly encounter a
accumulation of mcphiliu gas.
Probably one or two of theni may
contrive to escape, leaving their companion or com pnnious, unconscious
in the wafer or in the flat-bottomed
boat which is sometimes used in lhc
great' sewers of London, Forthwith,
a rescue party is organized and lhc
Ficuss apparatus or another of the
same kind is brought'into requisition, wjtb tlie result that thc men
overcome arc without ilittkiklty
brought safely to tl* bottom ol lhc
manhole and then raised without difficulty fo the street surface.
These curious "diving dresses,'j ns
they may lie culled, since they.enable
the wearer to breathe in an otherwise impossible elemebt, are olt.cn
carried on hoard British warships,
so that in the event of explosion or
similar accident, rescues can be cl-(
fected before men unconscious or|
wounded can he wholly suffocated hy
smoke or gas.
The. masks and jackets may also be
■ found in such establishments as thc
great Government powder mills at
Wnltlinin Abbey, particularly in thc
department where the secret explosive cordite is manufactured out of
gun-cotton. Many a rescue has been
effected by thc aid nf the apparatus
after a serious explosion iu thc incorporating mills, or the wemi-sub-
tcrranean canvcrnous structures in
which the nifro-coni|inuiids arc handled.— Scientific American.
three."
Taking up a box ol lantern slides,
Mr. Shepherd said: "These have just
been all around the country, and
werc used as illustrations to a lecture .which has been given to show
the public what advances have been
made in the process of what is best
called by its proper name, three-color photography.
"Last year I photographed for the
King 25 of the best ol his superb collection ol 'miniatures at Windsor. His
Majesty expressed himscl! as amazed at the perfection to which this
artlms been brought.
"Three negatives of .jtlie subject arc
taken simultaneously Irom the same
point oi view by means ol a simple
arrangement of tlie camera, and by
the aid ol screens the colors are sort
ed but into the tHrcc primary ones.
The three pictures are then''imprinted
on films stained with three complimentary colors, and when the stains
arc taken off of the paper, the picture ol thc object In its natural color Is obtained.
"Excellent examples ol color photography can be seen at tho Royal
Photographic Society's exhibition at
thc new gallery. Bat there is nc
process—nor do 1 think there is likely to be any—which will give a colored picture hy photography straight
oil on a plate in the camera."
the widow heard no further word ol
him. So one day she ferreted the
parcel out from the bottom of her
trunk and hilling it under her capo,
s-ho hurried by the shortest route to
the Police station. In answer to
her inquiry, Sergeant of Detectives
Mulhein and another officer said tlicy
were Masons, and they accompanied
her into the most retired room of
the station.
The door was locked, the blinds
pulled down and the parcel was unrolled. It contained two English
newspapers published in London.
Thc woman then saw that her $200
was paid tor old wrappers.
Since that time until tho other
day nothing was heard of Wilson,
but he is now under arrest at Kain-
loops.
COSTLY POTATOES
Thc glass roof of thc Crystal P
lace sheltered more .than one million
dollars worth ol potatoes on the 11 111
Inst,, says the London Daily Express
Thc occasion was the first show of
tho nowly-Iormcd National Potato
Society, and Lincolnshire and Scotland had sent of thcir best to Sydenham.
Mr. A. Findlay, ol Markinch, who
iriginally raised the famous Eldorado,     showed    some   new, varieties
whicli had been produced—as all new
varieties are   with the idea of    resisting   thc dreaded potato disease.
Thcir prices arc interesting:
Gold Hcef-$25 per lb.
Diamond Reel—$25 per lb.
Million-maker—$20 per lb.
Great Scott-$2(l per lb.,
Messrs. Isaac Poad, who made the
sensational    deal     in Eldorados at
tlnli per lb, showed hall a,dozen   of
the precious tubes in a glass case-
Mr. Poad told an "Express" representative that the price ol Eldorados is still al the rate ol about £2110
.1 cwt., or iM.llllfl a ton. He thinks
that     lor    thc average grower the
N'orthern    Star is now the best   of
potatoes, but he maintains that the
lOldorado    is    well worth the high
price given for it.
Sir Jonathan Backhouse, lor instance, bought a 3 oz. Eldorado pu-
lato from Messrs. Pond lor £27.
Twenty-six plants werc taken from
it, and in all they produced 5(1 lbs.
of potatoes, or 205 limes the weight
of the original tuber.
Messrs. D'Alcorn, of Spalding gained prizes lor their show ol weighty
lluchcss ol Cornwall potatoes. Some
it these giant tubers were over ih
loiinds in weight. "And," said Mr.
D'Alcorn, "we have others at home
vcighing 4_ pounds apiece. It was
in use bringing them here, however,
for the public would have taken them
for mangel-wurzels,"
Messrs. Sutton,_p( Reading, shnw-
<nl a bank ol potatoes ISO feet long,
containing over 150 varieties, and n
qieeial exhibit ol pedigree potatoo-
icedlings Irom crosses made in June
and July, 1903, in which each group
I tubers was thc product ol a single seed sown in thc spring of 1304.
Many oi the roots were found to
average 50 tubors each, and in one
case over 80 tubers werc produced.
Such productiveness in the case of
"Orst-yenr seedlings" is without
precedent.
For thcir whole exhibit, Messrs.
Sutton earned the premier nward ol
the show—a handsome silver cup
presented by Sir John D. T. Llewel
lyn, Bart.
SWORD FOR CAROLUS DURAN.
The artists of the Champs de Mars
hnve raised a subscription lor a
sword of honor, which they will present to the famous painter, Carolus
Duran, who was recently elected' a
mcnilier of the Academic des Bcauff
Arts in place ot thc late M. Gcronic.
The sword hois been carved by Du-
napt, the ornamentation ol thc guard
representing a shell on whicli is designed in relict a " painter's palette,
surmounted hy arising sun.. A sword
is worn by nil the academy members.
—Chicago Chronicle.
RAILWAY SYSTEH
SOLID THROUGH CARS
BITWHDN
Chicago,   Buffalo
NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA
"Via Niagara Falls."
r/'no to BOSTON Tl* the Inserter,
huilieu entree ol
CANADA and NIW -NQLAND
For time tablee, etc., U&.m *
OHO. W. VAUX,
Ant Oen. Put. - Ticket Art., is
Adams Street, Chleajo.
Union Brewing
NANAIMO, B. C.
Co,
rianufacturers of the.
BEST BEER
British Columbia
•M+-M _ ___ ********** _
Lager Beer and Porter Guaranteed Brewed
from the Best Canadian Malt rnn Hops.
Baking Powder
Saves Healtb
THE USE OF ROYAL BAKING
POWDER IS ES8ENTIAL TO
THE HEALTHFULNESS OF
THE FAMILY FOOD.
Yeast ferments the food.
Alum baking powders are Injurious,
ROYAL BAKING  POWDER
SAVE8 HEALTH.
Royal Baking Powder Co., New
York.
SPOKANE FALLS AND
NORTHERN RAILWAY
CO.
COURT OF REVISION.
South Nanaimo Assessment District
A Court of Revision and aiineal
under the provisions of the "Assessment Act," will be held at the Court
Mouse, Ladysmith, on the 24th day
of November, 11)04, at two o'clock in
the afternoon.
By order,
QKO. THOMSON,
Asses. |nr
Ladysmith,' Nov. 1st, 100-1.
DAY 8C1100L.
Usual subjects taught; also Ian
guages, drawing in pencil and crayons, painting in oils and wafer col
ore, pianoforte and vocal lessons
given in classes or individually.
MISS BERTRAM
Ladysmith, B. C.
FRESH (FISH
At the Ladysmith Fish Mar
ket, next to Opera -House-
open.'morning and evening.
BARBER   SHOP & BATH ROOMS.
between the
TEN DOLLARS REWARD.
The Union Brewing Company will pay 410 reward lor information
r> which will lead to the srrest and conviction ef any person or persons
i    destroying Union Brewing Company's kegs or bottles, or failing to re-
>     turn the same.
t »
Miners' Drilling Machines,
Madeito order end Repaired at short notice    Drills sharpened by oi
alvvaysgivee satisfaction.    Picks handled and repaired,
Shipsmithing in all its Branches.
Horseshoers and General Blacksmiths.
David Murray
Buller Street -   -   -   - L-adysmith, B. C
$%sss8s_rss!S!_«m!Ssi!SSi^^
LIVERY, BOARDING AND
I SALES STABLES
DAVID JOHNSON,
PHONE 66 LADYSMITH, B. C. S
The ESPLANADE,
Grand and Abbottsford,
William Powhrs,
Prop.
COLOR  PIIOTOCRAI'IIY.
The report of the discovery of a
process of color photography by Dr-
Koenlgi a German scientist, serves
to rnllattciilion lo the fact that an
English linn has for some time past
linen lurnlng out practical work in
color photography will) success.
"We hear ol these things regularly," said Mr. E. Sanger Shepherd,
thc acknowledged English authority
nn flic subject. "No hint as lo the
process ol Dr. Kocnlg's is given. I
know of three distinguished scientists
«if the same name if tlermany, und ns
the Initials arc not given, I am unable to say, ol course, which one
one this is.
"Last year wc heard ol the amazing discovery ot Dr. Gartner, ol Zurich nnd "when it came "to be revealed It was nothing moro startling
than a detail In working, two sereins J^" „,_-__,
CHEATED A WIDOW.
Alter evading tho officers ot the
Inw lor 10 months, a culprit named
Wilson has been located near Knm-
loops by the police nnd will lie tried
in Vancouver. He will lie charged
with obtaining money under false
pretences Irom a widow, and thc particulars ol the cane tfiow what nn
unprincipled man may secure Irom
in unsuspecting woman.
A year ago last July, Wilson, who
was living near the widow, who has
since rc-mnrrlcd, gave her a paper
parcel, telling her It contained valuable documents, ;ns security for $200
She gave him the money nnd carefully hid the parcel.
'On no account over open it," ho
whispered to her, att«r assuring himself they were alone. "Those papers contain Masonic secrets ol a
very Important nature, and It would
never do to allow any one to see
them. .Should it happen you do not
hear from mc, do not open thc parcel yourself, hut take it to some
Mo(ion in good standing." He did
not explain what value It would bo
to the woman, even It a Mason ol
good    standing    did rend the deep,
Seattle's Great
Papers
THE
DAILY
SUNDAY
TWICE A WEEK
tl."
*    TBE
POST-
INTELLIGENCER
Sample Copies Free
Write fer One
iWWSHBSWSXWOSMl^^
Dally Post-Intelligencer, 12 to 20 Pajes
Publishes   the   fullsst   telegraphic
_IC / news from all parts of the world.
( JI All the state and local news.   Daily
and Sunday edition, 7Bo per month.
Sunday PosMnlclllgeneer, 40 te 36 Pajes
The largest and most oomplete Burn-
t  O ***? paper north of Ban FranorUoo.
\ / Bpeolal departments ot literature^
"      of fashion, of women's newt.   Sunday edition, $8.00 per year.      r
Twice a Week PosWatellltttneer
AU the news of the week In constat,
detailed form, IBB TWICE A
WEEK EDITION IS THB BESS
TWICE A WBBE PAPBB PUBLISHED ON THB PAOIPIO COAST.
Write for sample copy and be convinced. Subscription price, ILOO
per year.
All Postmasters Wfll Tale 8_wcrt|rtteM
POST-INTELLIGENCER CO.. Seattle, Wash.
8. P. WESTON, Business Manager.
SNNNNSSKNNNNSiNXNNNXVSNSNN^VNXN^V^WkrrW^WkMki
We Are Slaughter.!
All our Choice Assortment of Beef,
Mutton, Pork and Veal ourselves and
can guarantee everything to be the
-   Nicest, Freshest and Cleanest on the
■ market	
PANNELL & PLASKETT
OATACRF. | STREET, LADVSfllTH, B C
SfEVENS BLOCK,
LADYSMITH TRANSFER CO. x *
PIANOS,
OKGANS AND HOUSKHOLD KURSirURE  MOVED
PROMPTLY AND SAFELY
$1
iWxsv
SUliles in rear "of T.nlysiuitli Hotel.   Leave orders at the Abliolislonl.
WILLIAMS AND WASKETT
VV. MilNgln, Secretary. John W. Connix, Manager
Telephone 40.
The  Ladysmith Lumber Co Ltd.
MILLS  AT P1DDICK  AND LADY SMITII-Slilngles a Specialty.
—Manufacturers    of—
Rough and Dressed Fir and Cedar Lumber, Laths,
Shingles, Mouldings, Etc., ofthe Best Quality.
Seasoned  and  Kiln   Dried   Flooring and Finishing Lumber always in Stock
&»&»;i-;»;-r;»;r;»:+;e:+::»:+;e;+;^
• x
n
| Delivered in Any Part of the City f
Every Afternoon
f .♦♦♦♦♦♦♦********************************************
KYNOCK& VULCAN8HELLS I
Arc thc BEST.   We have them. \
BHOWNING AUTOMATIC SHOT GUN        ]
Is a   PEACH.     We   have it.
SAVAGE  &  WINCHESTER   RIFLES
EVERYBODY knows them. We have them
E.
being |n-o|ioseil in place ol the usual
Wilson went away, and sure enough
ROLSTON
Ladysmith	
****************************************************
PRICES ARB
RKIIIT
SATISFACTION
QUARANTEED
.  St
The Daily Ledger!
50 Cents per  Month
•X*X»X»X*X*X*X*X*X*X*X*X*X*X*X»X*X»X»X*Xt*■M
X
X
Hi
X
AT LAST
We are among you and shall be
pleased to see all our friends at our
new store on First Avenue.
H.&W.
MEAT   /MARKET LADYSMITH   DAILY   LEDGER
BEST     BATH   ROOMS    IN THE
CITY—Ladysmith Shaving Parlors,  , |™
High Street.
For late papers, magazines amd
stationery, go to Knight's on Fiistl
Avenue.
FOR SALE.
A LARGE RAFT   1G .\30 built
large cellar logs at a bargain. Very
suitable for a boat house.    Apply
The Lailysmifh Lumber  Co.
FRESH HUNS-Monilays, Wednesdays ami Saturdays, at Hoys Bakery.
CANADIAN WINNERS.
A. P. Westervelt, Secretary of the
Stock Association, Toronto,
lias received reports from St. Louis
that the classes in which tlicy exhibited, Canadians won $3,000 of the
$5,000 offered in prizes.
AT
Mayor Cobum returned last evening (nun a trip to Victoria.
W. W. ii. Mclnnes was on the train
bound lor Nanaimo at noon. "
John Muir left this morning lor
California for the benefit of his
health.
C. M. Woodworth, of Dawson, who
spoke here lust evening lor the Conservatives,  left today for Victoria.
The Nanaimo police have discovered flic coat and overco of Ilartnvaii,
who was found drowned there on
Tuesday. The articles were picked
np on flic beach and the general impression is that flic man committed
.suicide. The inquest will be held
on Saturday.
CARD OF THANKS.
The husband and family of the laic
Mrs. Walter Junes desire to thank
their     many     friends tor sympathy
shown in the time of bereavement.
MARINE
• e
.......    ...
•
X
X.tX»X*X*X*X*M*X*X*X*Xt
Steamer Otter was in port this
morning from Viclrnai for coal.
*  *   *
The Leelenaw sailed last night for
Alaska wilh coal.
• ♦   *
The wreck nf the steamer Hnseow-
itz, as il. lies oil llarhlcdown island,
was .sold yesterday al Victoria nj
public auction. Tbe sale was conducted by Auctioneer Ilanlaker. Thci
was a limited number of bids, tin
highest being juris irom the Messrs.
Bit]leu nf Esquimau, The new own'
ers will send the steamer Mauili
north.
* *  •
Captain (laiulin, of the Marine am.
Fisheries Department, who has jusl
returned from a lour of inspection ill
company with Mr'. IV. 11. Noble, As
sistant commissioner of lights, ol
the diftcreut aids lo navigation in
the Coast, says tbat. Mr. Noble wil
report on "the advisability of introducing acetylene gas at a number ol
thc principal light stations nn tin
British Columbia coast, ami also in
replacing the proient lights will
what is called llie iliaplionic system.
Roth will effect very radical improvements. The acetylene lights, it is
calculated, can be seen at aliotil twin
the distance, nt which the oil I,
arc viribl
THE ABBOTSFORD.
J.    H. Freeman, Victoria; George
Strachan, Toronto; J. D. Campbell,
Nanaimo.
 o	
ELECTION DAY
IN THE CITY
Though tfce placfs ot Inisiiicss were
not closed today, the town had a
holiday aspect, the centres of attraction boing the polling place at the
opera house and Ihe rival committee
rooms. The election itself proceeded
very quietly, but underneath lay
feeling of excitement and anxiety as
lo the result. There were, of course,
guesses and assertions as to the way
the vote was going, but tbe opening
of the ballot boxes is the only way
in which any really definite idea call
lie obtained. The vote may be considered a fairly heavy one lor out of
the five hundred names or iro on the
list for Ihe city, 205 bad voted at
i o'clock, a very fair proportion for
the iiuinlicr ol names registered.
-o—
ampr
Captain Cox, of the Victoria Seal
ing company says that although thi
the vessels had not yet returned from
their cruising enough was known n
the season's work to warrant tin
statement now thai this would In
one of the best years the company
had enjoyed for some time. The general average oi catenas bail been
higher this season than In any previous season fnr some years, and il
the schooners yet to arrive came ii|
to the general average struck fron
known results so far, whirh the)
were nmilc likely tu do, lhc company
would have the pleasure of entering
on its books avery satisfactory report of (.he work of 1003.
*****•!.- Urt'l
,.., -e i-m-h-I-H.,
SPORTS
The sensation ,,f t|,c Fall season in
English athletties was the Invitation
J 00-yard run at thc games of    the
South  London  Harriers, in Scpte'm-
■her.     Among the competitors   were
Arthur J. Dulley, of Aincrita and J
W. Morton, the present llngiisli cliiin
jnon ami the man who defeated
fey for the  English title last
Jtotli Morton and DulTcy won
heats  in good time, and  there
great excitement when  the
tor the final.   At the crack of
gun Dufl'ey was first away, aril
fifty yards was leading the Iwflish-
man by about five feet.    At s?"cuty
Ave yards the, Hiiton -drew level with
the Yank, passed     him,  and  in |,|ae
run   to   the  Worsted gained a yard.
The time returned, was !l  1-5 seennds
Bo  that     Morton    is now  the joint
holder   of the English record    with
Dulley.
TOKENS OF SYMPATHY.
The following is.the list of (lowers
sent lo the funeral of the late Mrs.
Walter Jones:
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jones, Nanaimo,  wreath.
Mr. rand-Mrs. Thor-nlcy, wreath.
Mrs. Snowdon, bouquet.
Mrs. 1 learner, bouquet.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Rafter, wreath.
Mr.  and Mrs. Fnrcimnier,  heart.
Olliccrs    and    members of Eagles,
Gates Ajar.
B. and C. Carmiehal, wreath.
Miss, 10. and A. Ratter, spray.
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Tate, wreath.
Mrs. Isabella Tale, cross.
Mr. and Mrs. D. (Murray, cross.
Mr. anil Mi's. I). Morris, bouquet.
Mr. and Mrs, Provin, crescent.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Davidson, cross.
Miss Davidson, bouquet.
Mr. and Mrs. D. II. Davis, wreath,
ami Mrs. .1. Muir, J'rosjH.
and Mrs. If. Kay, cross,
and Mrs. W. Williams, wreath,
and Mrs. McEwen, globe.
11. Williamson, g.obe.
R. Simpson, heart,
anil Mrs. Waller Miles, spray.
A. and J. Richards, heart.
Family Solid, heart,
mil Mis. A. E. Planla, wreath
Velleiinrouth, spray.
F. Clnulwick, spray.
Miss Jane Heck, spray.
Miss L. McEwen, spray.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mohan, wreath.
Mrs. Taylor.and son, wreath.
Air. IV. W. II. Mclnnes, wreath.
Missis. Blair and Adam, cross.
Mr. I-'. 1 larrup, cross.
Mr. and Mrs. I), (loin-ley, wreath.
Mr.     and     Mrs.  II, J. Shcppenl,
ivrcalh.
Mr. and Mrs.  R.  Morgan,  wreath.
Mr. anil Mrs. S. York, cross.
Miss Adeline Gilbert, wreath,
and Mrs! Joseph, heart,
and Mrs. Weinrobe, wreath,
and Mis. J. c. Jcssup, heart
and Mis.   L. 'Manson, cross,
and Mrs. A. Dick, spray,
and Mrs. S. Weeks, spray.
■ M. Tiumper, spray.
Miss Alice Triiinper, spray.
Mr. ami Mrs. 1. Harris, wreath.
Mr. anil Mis. Geo. Morgan, heart,
Miss .lane Gordon, wreath.
Mr. W. Walkem, crebcent.
Mr. Barclay and family, wreath.
Mr. and Mrs. I), Wallace, wreath.
Mr. and Mrs. ('. Docile, spray.
Mrs. W. Thompson, spray.
Mr. and Mrs. Loilwlck  Jones, Nn-
iiniino, cross.
Miss Conlln, cross.
Mr. and Mis. C. McKonlcy
Mi-
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
Mr.
The
Mr. .
Mrs.
Mrs.
Mr.
• Mr.
Mr.
Mi.
Mr.
Mr.
Mrs
were pumping air to the divers who
worked on Ihe steamer Topeka when
she was at the bottom bcs.ilc one of
tlie local docks recently, used to get
very tired, especially when they were
supplying oxygen to a Scotchman
named Ferguson, or sonic-thing like
that. This man used to stay down
for an hour or two, ami his prolonged absences nearly exhausted lhc
pumpers at times. One of them was
led to remark one day:
"It's a holocaust of time between
rests!"   or words to that effect.
Ferguson expanded life length of
bis subaqueous tours until one day
be remained an iinciinny space of
time. When he had stayed under thc
water two hours and a half and thc
pumpers had shoved air down to hlin
with unflagging zeal until they were
ready to lake the count of ten and
quit, and had rung thc bell violently
and repeatedly without an answer,
one of them suddenly remarked:
'That feller was fuller than a gnat
last night. I saw him around town
myself, and be had a jag left when
he come here this morning. Wonder
if he hasn't gone dead down there
under the water.'1
A moment's consultation decided
Ihe pumpers that they had better
pull up the remains at once. They
did so, and when Ferguson's body
was raised tp the surface gc was
lound to be alive, but I peacefully
sleeping at $3,511 an hour,
o
SURPRISING DISCOVERIES
Arthur Evans the famous archcolo-
gist, who has been for many years
in Greece making excavations in the
intereslof science, has just discovered in the ruins of the palace of Miu-
osscs, at Giiosso, the remnants oi
a small sanctuary which gives evident proof that tbe cross was worshipped in some parts of the world
2(10 years al least before Christ,
Since 11100 Mr. Evnns has lieen making a study of the ruins nf this ancient palace and some of the monuments discovered by him are clearly
over 0,000 years of age.
The most surprising feature of (he
discovery was (he dress of the sln-
IIK'S, which is entirely dissimilar
from (he dress of the ancient G-rce.ks
mill Romans, but resembles much
more our modern apparel. The Goddess is represented Wearing a corset,
iniilar to the ones used In our lime
by the gentle sex, and her jacket is
exactly as is worn al that time ol
Louis XV.,- and her maids are allir-
d very much as maidens in our
whole country is burrowed by trenches and artillery positions. Some
arc occupied and many abandoned.
In some places thc ground is strewn
witli fragments of shells. Bloodstained hoots, cut Irom wounded legs
and pieces ol cloth are there, too,
and Japanese knapsacks, Thc mud
walls of tlie villages are pierced by
loop boles. 'I'he soldiers at the
front are living snugly in underground bomb-proofs. Russian graves
arc everywhere."
5
LADYSMITH BAKERY
ON THE ESPLANADE.
PASTRY OF ALL KINDS NEATLY
BAKED AND FRESH.
BREAD FIVE CENTS PER LOAF
Confectionary ot nil kinds.
Orders taken lor Pastries to he delivered at any time.
*^r^^»^«^^Mr^A**ArY
IHIS WfEK WE ARE OFFERING
Hew Imported NKfNS
In Costume Iflrcjte
SPECIAL FRENCH GOODS 40 INCHES-REAL
BAROAl NS at 25 and 50 oenti -er Yard__
Fancy SILK GIMPS and Trimmings   and the
Newest Thing of the Season
LOUISINE SILKS
In a large variety of Shades Also special lines in
LADIES' GOLF JACKETS
{
Choice Family Groceries!
Fresh Ground Coffee!
Al Quality Apples!
nee.
-o-
spray.
mis ami Miss Thorn-
liuf-
ycar.
heir
was
tunc (.111
the
at
spray,
mil Mrs. .1. Iliilile, wreath.
Mr- and sirs. I). Nicholson, wreath
Mr, nml Mrs. vm\ Bland, cross
Mr. nml Mrs. .1. Harris,
Mr- ■!. .1. Thorn
s, spray.
Mr. anil Mrs. Pelkev, wreath,
Mr. anil Airs. Polky, wreath.
Mi", and Mrs.  E. Miles, cross.
Mr.  L. Jones and Family, Klnlic.
Mr. nml Mrs. T. Cowan, wreath.
Mr. end Mrs. T. C. Morgan, spray.
Mrs. and Misses Clay, spray.
Mr. ami .-Mrs, VV. M. Thomas, spray
Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas; wreath.
Mr. ami Mrs. Iliilloran, wreath,
Milis Mnrgaret Clark, spray.
Mr. nml Mrs. VV. tlreavcs, globe
Mr. and Mrs. 11. Dallies, spray.
Misses K. ami M. Cairns, bouquet.
Mr. nml Mrs. Cains, cross.
Locking     Camp  Boys,
wreath.
V. S. WHEAT EXI'OliTS.
Wheat exports from the United
Stales seem likely lo reach, in the
current year, their lowest point in
ihc history of Ihe export trade for
ninny years. Figures prepared by
llie department ol commerce and la-
lior through its bureau.of statistics,
show exports during llie nine months
.ruling with September of less than
lm million bushels, as against fifty-
five bushels iu the coiTcsponiliiig
months ol 1003, niuely-six millions
in Ihc corresponding months oi 11)02,
nml. one hundred and tbirty-niiie millions iu tlic correcpiimliiig months of
mill. Thus the exportation of
wheal- in (lie cine months ending
with September is but une-iiflh thai
thc corresponding months of of
lllll.'f ami but about iine-foiirfeeiitli as
much as that of    the corrosp ling
months of mm.
Even the Hour exports aire beginning lo show Ihe effect of the great
hortago in Hie wheat supply available for exportation; anil for \,\K
nine months eliding wilh September
MM, they amounted to only nine
million  barrels,  speaking  in     round
terms, agninsl    t Iii ii t ntlllon live
hundred thousand in Ihe correspond.
ing months of Inn:), ami over faur-
tccn million in the cdrfcsponiiliig
months of mil. flour export* are
less readily affected by a shortage
of wheat 1lin.ii arc those or wheal,
itself. During Ihe past decade, Hour
exports for (he nine months' pqrloil
have but twice fallen below Ion mil-
linns barrels, but. in i|n- n|n0 mon'His
of Ihe present year have amounted
lo but nine million barrels, Wheal
exported dining ihe decade hail never fallen below abotil fifty million
bushels for the nine months'  pofioti
 I" consideration, but ainoiitifi^l in
the nine months ending with Sep.
I ember, 1DIII to only 11,7112,722 bushels.
Suits for
and Boys
Another large bunch of
these Fine Tailored
Suits just passed into
stock. This makes our
slock complete and one
of the best on thelsland
Mens' suitsfrom $5.00
to $25.00.
"OVERCOATS" in Cra-
venette, Beavers, Fancy
Waterproof, Tweed, etc
from $7.50 to $ 6.50.
DRYSDALE^"
STEVENSON
Co., Ltd.
SIMON LEISER & CO.
.M   LIMITED   &&
GEORGE YUEN
Merchant Tailor
All kinds of clothing cleaned and
repaired.
Take a Trip East
OVER THE
Canadian Pacific
EUROPE HOTEL
•I. GIACHERO, Prop.
Newly    furnished',   everything   the
rest, finely stocked bar.      Transient
rate, $l.lio per day.    Monthly   rate,
$2.'I.OO.
First Avenue
Ladysmith, It. C,
i$«<;5-«>H»:t-»>K«>l<»-tr»M-»?K«>K»;K»
AND GET
YOUR MONEY'S WORTH.
REDUCED RATES
Tickets on Sale   October 3rd, 4th,
and 5th.
2 TRAINS DAILY.
FINE ACCOMMODATION.
B. C. COAST SERVICE
SS.  Princess Victoria sails daily
at 7 p.m. lor Seattle, and at 7.30
a.m. lor Vancouver.
Steamers lor Skagway, West Coast
and Northern D. C. ports.   -
I High Grade!
x I
*    Pianos    |
| and Music-1
| X
sal   Instru-f
I    ments
HOTEL    LELAND.
(T. J. Wellinan, Prop., Vancouver.)
One block Irom C.P.R. Depot and
steamboat wharv< ■ Newly renovated and re-modi '. Rates (2 per
day. Corner On i'le and Hastings
streets.   Ts'»| I 4.
Now is yonr time to get your winter
supply ol wood, we will deliver you tour-
foot dry wood, which ia equal to three
ricks of 16 inch wood, lor $2.60
3. M. LEIGH,
NOTICE.
Persons   found   using our  Patent
Bottle or Stoppers after this notice,
will be prosecuted.
RUMM1NG BROS.
Pioneer Soda Water Works.
Ladysmith, B.C.
FIRE WOOD.
Shingle spalts, good cedar wood,
$2 a load, (cord, more or less), delivered.   Leave orders at ollice ot
LADYSMITH LUMBFRCO.
BOOTS AND SHOES AT RIGHT
PRICES.
Repairing and making to order   a
speciality.
THOHAS  MCEWAN
1st Avenue,  Ladysmith, n. C.
THB RIGHT PLACE
D. j. MATHESQN,
I1ERCHANT TAILOR
st Ave. I idysmlth
SEE
Harry Kay
lor artistic Painting and Papcrhang-
ing. Picture Framing.
FIRST AVENUE, Ladysmith.
Latest  music,  lo   cents
per sheet.
B.   FORCinMER,AKl.nt
* to
to to
to 9S
fFEED BY TON OR CAR |
Hi to
t AND s
I $ PRICES THE LOWEST I
*•*•*•*•#•*•*•*•;*•*•*•
>♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
For $6.00
ami  (I,
Mr. anil Mrs. .John flrillble, hnfuicl
Miss May Williams, iidfjueli.
A  IlIVERiS REST.
The Seattle "P.-I.," tells the following good story:
Pumping air to a diver    Severn!
fathoms beneath the sail sea  waves,
the surface nf Elliott bay, la  an
arduous (ask.    ft requires such persistent industry that the men    who
WAR STRfCKEN COUNTRY
A correspondent telegraphing  Irom
iMnkilen says:    "I have travelled for
forty miles along the. Russian front.
Tire country around Is bare, the crop
being for the most part tniiiipliil „n
and destroyed.       I i.aw only    one
village where any Chinese were living, although I passed through forty
towns lately very populous. The villagers have fled, not because ol Russian cruelty,    but because ol bullets
ami shrapnel.    The soldiers are   using the rariers of the descrtcil houses
and felling the trees for fuel.     The
only woman I saw was an old woman
searching iu thc ruins ul her   home.
Chinese translators arc imiioccssitry
here are no Chinese In the   vll-1
|luges.    In startling contrast In the!
cheerful autumn weather are Hie dc-
scried villuges and barren fields, The
Wc will give you a  genuine
t" 7-JrweIed   Wallham or Elgin ,
watch.    Should you like    to ,
get a higher grade, wc  have ,
W ""'in all in different   makes-
4 ^ Go'<l, Silver and Oiled
%    up to $100
:   Don't   miss to get one   ol
our Repeating Alarm  Clocks.
A As long as they last
at $1.75
;b.forcimmer<
y Watchmaker,    .Icwelcr    and
Optician.
►STHVKNS 1IIV0CK
Ladysm itli, B. C.
♦    ♦♦♦♦+♦♦♦♦♦*
BL-M1R &KDAM
CARLISLE    BLOCK
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
m
i   Lemon, Citron and Orange Peels
Cleaned Currents
Cleaned Raisins
Flavoring extracts
Jelly Powders
Icing Sugars
Spices "Galore"
Give us a c'il.1
when in waai:
of anything
for your Christmas Baking - J* -
Morrison's, Ladysmith, B. C.

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
http://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.xdailyledg.1-0348045/manifest

Comment

Related Items