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 /  ,'  Vlf5^^    **»•■*■* "■  ^  L  -■  » • '",-.  /  /^W1^  Vol. 1. No. 8.  LADNKR, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1902.  $1.00 a year.  m gasagg   I*  Not in Favor of the Canadian Northern Railway Scheme.  On Saturday evening last a public  meeting was held in the town hall  for the purpose of discussing railway  and dredging matters. W. H. Ladner presided while B. S. McDonald  acted as secretary. John Oliver M.  P. P. was the principal speaker.  He was opposed to the building of  the Canadian Northern railway, as  he believed there was no immediate  necessity for the road at present, as  it passed through a part of the province devoid of population with the  exception of a small settlement at  Quesnel. It was only a scheme to  elect a member for Victoria. Enti r-  ely too large a bonus, besides bo, ooo  ■acres of land was to be given to the  company. This land was not open  to settlers according to the laws -of  the province, and the contract was  much more favorable to the railway  than to settlers, as the only ones outside the railway who could acquire  a clear deed of property were those  having lnineral'claiins. It was simply another such scheme as the E&  N deal. The company could hold  the lands free from taxation as long  • as they pleased, moreover the company's 'railway and branches were  'to be freefrom taxation for ten years,  i after which a charge of two per cent.  ■ of the grc>ss<earuings ofthe road was  to be paid.   Iff mot sufficient land in  • the belt along the railway the company 'eouid go outside and take up  land. As a rule railway companies  did. not teke up valueless lands when  choosing- Here he pointed out how  the C. P. R. shad taken the most  valuable coal lands to be found i n  Southeast Kootenay. ,  The railway could not be pay  'Unless it went -.through a settled  < country, or oneithat was well timbered. No revenue from that part,  ■•would increase taxation of the rest  fof the province to keep up the government of the country. At present  the government was going behind  at the rate of half a million dollars  per annum and it seemed out of all  reason to give any company millions  of dollars without the company put-  ing in a dollar of their own money  into the road; and as there was  nothing in the agreement of contract to safe guard the interests of  the people, he did not think it for  the benefit of the province that this  deal should go through. He under1-  stood that coupled with the Canadian Northern was the building of  the Coast-Kootenay railway, and he  was certainly not in favor of. They  should pass through the house as  entirely separate bills. The latter  was the oniy absolutely justifiable  road at present. In the former case  the company could well afford to  abandon the road the day it was  built, .they were getting.stich a large  graft from the government. It  would increase the taxes of the  province to tSie extent of <over $ioo,-  ooo a year, double that at present.  The interests of the people should  be looked after by the government  but if it was impossible to do this a  new government should be .appointed that would do their duty to the  people and the country and not to  land grabbers.  The chairman then called for the  opinion of those present, at the  same time.stating that he would be  very sorry to see the Coast-Kootenay railway bill tacked on to the  Canadian Northern. The former  road should be built first to open up  the Kootenay. He understood from  our representative that a road over  the Hope mountains was quite practicable as the grades on this road  would be no higher than over some  other roads. It was not absolutely  necessary that ore should come over  this road as there was coal in the  country on the other side of the  Hope mountains and smelters could  Ee built there. If opr cities received  ,on,ly a £v'r sJtar£ of the Kcnijsjay  trade we will have a  good market  near home.  H. N. Rich was the next speaker.  He moved " that this meeting is in  favor of the Canadian Northern  railway." Speaking to his motion,  to take a selfish view ol the matter,  he did not see why the people of  this district should not have a slice  of the half million dolls,rs the government was going beh'nd, and he  thought that it would make a market for our products during construction of the road through the Yellowhead Pass to Bute Inlet. As it  would be the means of building up  the coast cities, possibly new ones,  a good market would still be obtainable. Especially would this be the  case if it built up the city oi Victoria as about seventy per cent of  Delta's products went to that city at  present.  T. E. Ladner did not quite agree  with the last speaker and moved an  amendment seconded by T. Thirkle  that "we request our representative  to use his influence against the construction of the Canadian Northern  railway under terms of present contract."  The amendment was carried.  T. E. Ladner moved seconded by  that "Mr. Oliver be instructed to support a bill for the  construction of the Coast-Kootenay,  provided the bill was a fair, and  honorable one, and in the interests  of the people and give a fair reniun-  ration to the contractors."  II. A. Bown moved an amendment seconded by L. Kmory, " that  Mr. Oliver use his influence in securing the construction and government control of Coast-Kootenay  road.  The amendment carried.  The question of dredging the sand  bars of the Fraser was next dealt  with. After considerable discussion  the following resolution was una ruinously passsd.  Moved 'b.y T. E. Ladner seconded  by T. W. Ker: '' Whereas we have  suffered great injustice through the  non-removal of sand bars opposite  the Landing .which has seriously interferes! with traffic. Resolved, that  we call the attention of the government to this fact and would again  urge immediate action and that copies of-the resolution be forwarded to  Auley 'Morrison M. P. to public  worksHDept- New Westminster and  to our provincial representative.  Mr.'Oliver the chairman, and secretory were tenered a vote of thanks  and tbe meeting adjourned.  No Meeting Held.  Messrs. Raynor and Drummoud  two eastern farmers.arrived in Ladner Wednesday with the intention  of holding a meeting in the interests  of the Farmer's Institute, but owing  to no notice of their proposed visit  being made by the department of  Agriculture' to the secretary here,:  it was impossible to notify the members in t-jis-vicinity after the arrival  of these gentleman, and so no meeting was held. It is too .bad that more  interest is not taken iu this matter  by the members and others iu the  Delta, as addresses delivered by experienced farmers would be very interesting and instructive. The department of Agriculture were negligent in not notifying the Institute  here and it is hoped that the next  opportunity of this kind will not be  overlooked by the farmers of the  Delta.  E. A. Bown has just opened an  assortment of hand-made single harness, which for beauty of design,  quality of material and general excellence, are hard to beat. These  are being offered at prices Mr. Bown  assures us, wiiich are at least ten  per cent, lower than usually charged  hi Vancouver and New Westminster  for machine made goods of inferior  quality. Jt will pay prospective  buyers to inspect this stock..  Married on Tuesday Last  at "Hazel Grove."   A  Quiet Wedding.  On Tuesday morning last, at the  residence of Mrs. John Kirkland,  "Hazel Grove," Delta, at seven  o'clock, Mrs. Ida. Maude Macdon-  ald, second daughter of the late  John Kirkland, became the wife of  William H. Norris of Midway, B.C.,  second son of Philip Norris, Esq.,  of White Hall, Watchet, Somerset,  England. I        I  The ceremony was performed by  the Rev. Ebeuezer Robson, an old-  time friend of the family assisted by  the Rev. E. Manuel, pastor of the  Methodist Church, Ladner.  The wedding was quiet yet a very  pretty one. Only immediate friends  of the bride were present. The  bride, who was unattended, was  given away by her brother H. J.  Kirkland, who gave her hand in  marriage. Tall, dark, aristocratic  in her bearing, she looked exceptionally handsome iu a traveling  gown of reseta green cloth trimmed  with black satin straps. The bodice was of old rose silk with white  chiffon front embossed with gold.  Over this was a very rich Batten-  burg lace collar.  The wedding breakfast was served to the relatives and the bridal  party. The table was decorated  with cream and vMinte daffodils entwined with bundle1'': of ivy from a  garlanded chandelier. At each corner the decorations were fastened  with a bunch of watered moria  cream ribbon.  The bride's gifts made a magnificent collection, as they were both  numerous and costly, showing the  high esteem in which the bride is  held by her many friends. Among  the presents was a work of art, also  a complimentary address presented  the evening before by the local W.  C. T. IT. and the Ladies Aid of the  Methodist Church, both of which  institutions she was an active member.  The bride will be greatly missed  in this community. Until last  Christinas she was was teacher of  the public school here, with which  she had been connected for some  time, and was very popular with  the pupils, when she resigned her  position the pupils showed their  appreciation of her service to them  by presenting her with a beautiful  token of their esteem and good  wishes.  The groom is a highly respected  resident of the Boundary district,  where he has large agricultural and  mining interests. It was while  teaching in that part of the province,  a few years ago, they became acquainted.  The happy couple left shortly  after the wedding buakfast for New  Westminster, to leave by the Atlantic express en route to their new  home in Midway.  Baptist Church Opening.  On Sunday evening last the people of the Baptist church dedicated  their new building to the Christian  work. Every nook and corner of  the church was filled sometime before the hour for opening. The  building is supposed to have ordinary seating capacity of about 175  people but it is estimated about 250  were present.  The pastor, Rev. I. W. Williamson preached the dedicatory sermon,  and was assisted by Rev. E. Manuel  of the local Methodist Church, who  very thoughtfully withheld his own  services to help his brother pastor  and enable his people to attend the  opening of the church. A choir of  the churches assisted.  The Rev. Mr. Williamson took  for his text: Psalm 29, 2, "Give  unto the I, ml the gh>ry due His  a very eloquent sermon on the subject of " Worship." Although the  church was quite warm, he held the  attention of his congregation for a  full half hour.  The church has been rushed to  completion by the contractors, and  although it requires some additional  interior fixtures, it is a credit to  the Baptist people as we understand  it is without debt—a fact which  makes it all the more creditable as it  is seldom churches when built are  free from an incumbrance in the  the shape of a mortgage. This is  the second church the reverend gentleman has built since he began his  labors in the province, four years  ago. It not likely the Baptist people here will be allowed to keep  such an able church builder for any  length of time, as he will be wanted  somewhere else to help advance the  the good work.  The church here has cost so far  about $600 and when finally completed will total somewhere in the  neighborhood of $1,400, but it is intended to have the amount subscribed before furthering the required work.  Thoroughbred Stock.  Last Saturday evening their arrived at Ladner per steamer Transfer a consignment of thoroughbred  animals for Delta farmers, purchased  through the Dairymen & Live  Stock Association, being imported  from select breeders in the eastern  provinces.  Thos. E. Ladner received twenty  head of yearling heifers, graded  shorthorns from milking strains and  specially selected from a dairy section. Mr. Ladner is well pleased  with the stock, and with his valuable herds at present this addition  improves it considerably.  In the consignment there was a  Clydesdale stallion and mare of first  class breeding, for H. M. Vasey of  Crescent Island.  The animals were purchased from  Messrs. Graham Bros., of Claremonti  Ont, the largest horse breeders in  Canada.  The stallion, Premier Prince  weighs 1,760 lbs., and took first  prize at Toronto, Ottawa and Buffalo  ast fall, and second at Chicago.  Cherrie Startle, 1,825 lbs., took first  prize as a 2-year-old at Toronto, and  Ottawa; and last year took first as a  3-year-old at Ottawa, Buffalo and  Toronto, with the championship at  the latter place. At the International Stock Show at Chicago, she  took first prize and silver medal as  the best mare of any breed in America  1 and the grand championship as the  best imported or American bred  horse on exhibition, and rounded off  her list of winnings by taking first  as the best in harness to cart.  Besides the stock there were a trio  of mammoth brown turkeys for H.  Burr.  The stock arrived in good condition after a 3,000 mile journey across  the continent, and L- W. Paisley,  secretary of the association, who  met the stock at New Westminster,  states that it is the finest consignment which has yet been imported.  The animals were selected under  the supervision of Mr. Hodson, dominion live stock commissioner.  Nothing can beat Dr. Arnold's  Cough Cure. Faweett's Drug Store.  Fiiffl m m  John Oliver, M.P.P., Asks  for Correspondence in  this Matter.  Ward DeBeck of Vancouver has  been appointed Indian agent at  Albert Bay.  name; worship   the  beauty of haliuess."  Lord   in   the  I le preached  L. Guichon has been confined to  his residence at Port Guichon the  past week through illness.  The following is the motion  brought in by John Oliver M. P. P.  in the legislaure the past week:  That an order of the House be  granted for copies of all correspondence relating to the appointing of  Messrs. Gamble, Hope and Higgin-  son as commissioners, re certain dyking matters on the Lower Fraser  river, together with copies of instructions given to the said commissioners, and copies of the report (if any)  of the said commissioners, and of all  letters and papers in any way connected with the said commission of  enquiry; and also a statement in detail showing all the expenses in connection with the said commission.  Mr. Oliver said this referred to  certain dyking matters 011 the Lower  Fraser. He believed #800,000 or  $900,000 had been spent 011 dykes  for the Fraser, but for a number of  years no assessments had been made.  Some of these schemes had been  taken over by the government. Some  had not been properly laid out in  the first place, and the money had  been wastefully expended. The  result was a very large debt, and  many of these lands still uncultiva-  table. He believed the government  intended dealing with these matters,  and to have all the information he  moved for these papers.  One curioue instance arose where  about 1,800 acres were exempt from  assessment. He believed they belonged to the Dominion government  but there were certain interests in  these lands, and these interests  should be assessed.  The Chief Commissioner explained that when dyking was first undertaken, it was on rather crude data,  hence the abuses complained of.  There was a belt of land belonging  to the Dominion government, and,  needless to say it would eventually  be subject to the assessment. Mr.  Martin couldn't see why the assessment shouldn't apply at once. The  interest of the person who purchas-  from the Dominion government  could be taxed. He considered the  matter a very simple one.  Mr. McBride alluded to the urgent  necessity of some form of relief to the  Fraser settlers, although there was  a good deal of difference of opinion  in regard to the nature of that arrangement. When the bill was brought  down it must in a measure attack  the private rights of settlers, and  their opinion must be consulted,  He paid a high tribute to the character of the settlers there.  Mr. Munro emphasized the claim  of the people to be represented in  the carrying on of these great works  —works of great public importance  and often interfering with private  rights. Settlers whe lived for years  on the river and knew the changing  of its course were more apt to know  what was desired than engineers not  acquainted with these conditions.  Some works had been utterly useless  while information had frequently  been denied to the settlers. They  should have some status on the work.  He congratulated the government on  taking the matter up.  Mr. Oliver said a proposal had  been made for the government to  take over portions of the land, in lieu  of the amount due the government.  The farmers in the Maple Ridge dyking area had unanimously endorsed  a proposition by himself to deal with  these lands, and this scheme he had  submitted to the government. He  also recommended that nhe settlers  be heard and be brought before a  select committee. Each tract of land  should be dealt with separately, as  conditions were very dissimilar.  The owners had been dissatisfied for  years past. These men had been  treated with scant courtesy when  they sought information a Victoria.  The dykes in Delta were at success,  i simply because the farmers had their  way and refused to follow the advice  I of engineers.    The motion carried.. THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1902.  THE    DELTA    NEWS  : "by ric. a. fraskr.  >ubscription Price, per year In advance, Jx.oo  SATURDAY, APRII,  12,   I0O2.  The government dredge we believe left for Chilliwack this week  to commence work at the steamboat  'landing there. It is hoped she will  not remain there too long as the  landing at Ladner needs about ten  days work which cannot be overlooked much longer. In a very  ,short time if the Royal City people  do not help to get the dredge down  here, the residents from this section  will have to use the Vancouver &  Lulu Island railway to Vancouver  when the wish to visit them.  pessmistic   imi'  regarding the r  On the othe;  stated by those  -ssions  entertained  >sed  assocIa':io;i.  :und, however, it is  ", the inside that an  r»*&  Resolutions were passed at a public meeting in Ladner last Saturday  evening against the Canadian North-  !erh ' Railway proposition. John  piivet, M. P. P., was present at the  meeting and explained matters very  salisfa^ofy'concerning the railway  schemes now before the legislature.  It hardly likely that the government can look for Mr. Oliver's support   on   their railway schemes.  The Province hits tbe eastern departmental store curse on the head  'Whe'h'it says: '' To the extent then  i0 Which any resident gives his customs to the retail merchants cf the  east instead of his own local trades-  'men, he is to that extent striking a  blow at his own prosperity beside:,  being guilty of conduct which as a  general Ifule he would hesitate to  avow."  enormous saving will be effected b>  consolidation, and that the profits  are estimated at 40 per cent.  Acco;ding to the present arrangement tflecanners are to take common  stock for their canneries and a certain ahlount in cash. Then- will  be $2,500,000 common stock and  $1,200,000 preferred. The latter is  to be redeemed at 115; 250,000 will  be left in the,treasury, and 1,250,000  will be sold, the pi\ ,ee,'VrT which  will go towards working 'capital and  cash payments for canneries.  A good story comes from the Pin-  cher Crock district. Two traveler:-,  were driving through that section,  and met with an accident to theil  buggy. One of the two went to r  near-by shanty, the occupant 6\  which happened to be a Swede, and  asked if he had a monkey wrench.  The astonished traveler received the  following reply; "No, ay got a cattle  ranch; may brother, Ole, haf ahorse  ranch ba de crick ofers and a Yankee  feller haf a sheep ranch, but five mile  down the road; but Ay bet no feliar  fool enough to Start a monkey  ranch in dose country."—Winnipeg  Tribune.  Not long ago a well-known Washington statesman received the following letter from acoustituent: " Please  send rae some of the volumes containing memorial addresses for dead  members of Congress. There is  nothing I read with so much pleas  ureas obituaries of congressman."  THE NEW ART  ELL PIANOS  With the "Illimitable Action"  Tha "Fell Metal Plate,"  The "Bushed Tuning Pins"  The " Orchestral Attachment",  'There are men who can take one  gSass and stop—provided you treat  first.  EXODUS.  The will of the Late Cecil Rhodes | Put away the little prGm;,e  shows the colossal projects  of the ':■    That our Colonel Prior mode,  man.  rr.,     c   um   . 1    1      1 a. w   i When he spoke of resignation  The fact that he has left his :■     ,T j ,,   f    .,   ".  He was full of railnoad grade.  great wealth for .the  establishment;Lay aside the contract, worthless,  ;of educational institutions through-1  '.out the British empire is almost un-  'surpassed in the history of patriotism.  '":  The provincial legislature renewed operations on Monday after a  'several days '' cnltus coolie.''  CANNERY   COMBINE.  i  * After all there is much division ol  opinion among caunerymeu about  the proposed combine to Ibe known  as-the British Packers' Association.  Although it is claimed by the promoters of the scheme that already  the capital required has been over-',  siibcribed, there is no doubt that the'  organization, if formed, will meet  With very strong opposition. Negotiations for the outstanding canneries are still in progress, and it is  stated that at least 60 per cent.of the  canneries in British Columbia will be  ■included in the deal. Altogether  there are 72 canneries. The combine, state that they have options on  the major number of them.  > Notwithstanding this assurance  of the success of the deal there are  ■many who do not take so optimistic  a view of'the scheme, and who indeed look upon it suspiciously. A  prominent business man says the  real reason why there has been so  much opposition to> the combine was  that many, of the canneries believe  that the organization was to be incorporated sunder the laws of New  Jersey; that as an American organization it would eventually become  subservient to the Packers Association ori the other side, and. that once  under the baneful effects of American  management the British Colunbia  industry wculd suffer, and tl e Pu^t  Sound, Columbia river and Alaska  tanneries would thrive. These are  U.:. .■:,,..  )!;•.'.'.   t: ''.  Which the Colonel showed to us  At his meeting when he promised,  Vic should be the terminus.  Take poor Eberts to his corner,  Get a look of Pooley's hair;  Let Poor Hunter he a mourner,  Over Jimmy's vacant chair.  Put Mclnnes in the sideboard,  Close beside him place some stout;  He will nese'd liquid refreshments  When his gang are hustled out.  Lay that contract on the mantle,  That   which   Greenshield's   did  prepare;  And for lave of old time friendship  Let poor Wells go place them there.  Leave Joe and redistribution,  Sitting on the topmost throne;  Hand him down the Constitution,  He'll revise the thing alone.  —Post-Outlook.  For first cfess Tonsorial  work go to SHOFF'S  |R lift), Pipes, ETC  Try Shelf's New Clj;a: Tlie " PURITANOS."  ■tf yo:i want a jPirst-ciass  haircut  or .shave go to  HAVE NO EQUAL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD  The New Art Bell Piano rank as having reached nearer absolute perfection than hasrever;  yet been attained in the history of high grade piano building in Canada."—The Toronto Star.  Fill Sis CI  j   yijiO  count your note.  to select from, and you can buy at reasonable prices and  on easy terms.    This house will not sell, trade nor dis-  We do business on business principles.     We want every family that intends to buy a Piano or Organ to write us for our prices and terms.      No telling what a 2  cent stamp may save you.  NOTlCK.--~Onr prices on New Bell Organs arc $50 and up an i on easy payments.  1 penny added if bought on time/'  "Not  W. W. MONTI  410 Hastings Street, W  c  ii  S  Q. T. Baker  Mil HUH  11 ram  :£...).|.;...)|>...^...:i,...}|^  Ascent for  Ladner, B. C.  Cake  The Great Milk Producer  A CONCENTRATED FOOD FOR CATTLE, POULTRY, PIQS AND HORSES.  ^J/WrUe for Particulars.  A full stock of puggies, Carriages always or  hand.   Repairing-of all descriptions.  P.O. Box 539  Roses,   Rhododendrons,   Agalifis,   Shade   Tree**,  Small Fruits.  Greenhouse and bedding out plant*, at less than  eastern or foreign prices.  Clean certificate from the inspector.  Garden, Kit Id, nnd Flower Seeds.   F.ach variety  tested as to vitality, and at close prices.  Ferjilizers.   Bee  Supplies,   Agricultural   bnple*  ments, :&c.  New catalogue tells you all about  it.   Call und  examine our stock and get our list or send  Tor it: it will save'ynu money.  Address  M.  J.   HENRY,  3000 Westminster Road,    ■    •    Vancouver, B. C.  Also Hot and Colt  all hours.  Baths ready  at  >8  You make no mistake if  you order your Suits from  ii  Ladies and Ob  lad; !•:  Lauorinar  fi  LADNER, B. C.  P. SHIRLEY, Proprietor.  Conveniently situated  and  first class in every particular.  BEST CUISINE SERVICE  |Mttt KBL'l. I IHB.HBBB. lL t  i£...^...)f>)K...*^  7C  ii  I  it  REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET THE  E LAVAL.  Ninety per cent of the Separators in use are De Laval.  The highest honors at all great Expositions were won by De.-Laval.  They will skim milk cleaner nnd at a greater range of temperature than any other Separator,  an inestimable advantage during the winter.  One of the judges at Portage I.a Prairie, where the Melotte people claim a victory, purchased  the De l.aval.  We are prepared to demonstrate the superiority of the De l.aval in a test with all competitors,  the looser to pay all expenses. '.■   HIOHEST   HONORS:   Cold Medal at the Pan American Bxpost- '   Grand Prize, Brussels 1397  tiou, Buffalo 1001        Grand Prize, Antworp 1894  Grand Prize*. Paris kj<>o        Gold Medal, Ctlloagt 1893  Gold Medal, Otthma iSy8  J. L. WALWORTH & CO.  Dealt  11 Crean.eiy and Dairy Supplies, Mc-  Harvestlng Machinery._   II. C. Agent for RilBsel S: Co.'s Threshing ifachincry.  Agents i.. P. C. for the De Laval Separator  Connie  Importers of German Parchment Iluttcr paper.  Office and St >re :   21 Hastings Street  VANCOUVER, B. C.  K...£...$....f.>;&-..^^  Held High *  m 1  flilUII OrOii III  WM. AI.KXA'KIJKK, PROP.  Livery rigs  and  saddle  horses for  hire.     Horses bought and sold  on conin:i::sio!i.  , f earning don&jil short notice.  Ai  ■ v ■  W ■  House  Ladti  mds <;;  n  t n n  ->.-j| V.. 5 V 11  Painting  .• ■, B. C.  aintin-g   d >n<  .}„».»J«.»..*. '•'«{»••••{♦•« ••J».».«J>.t.»jM»->J«'»>«J"*.«J».».  In the estimation of  Practical Painters.  ii  ii  SOLD BY  ^...V^.a-VK-o.^At  Every gallon of  The  J Sherwin-Wiujahs n  *       Paint        jj  will cover 360 or more square  feet of surface in average condition, two coats to the gallon. 31  Evqry gallon is a full measure,  It is made to Paint Buildings ' f  with. It is the best and most i i  durable House Paint made.     ) (  ttutc THOS.   McN'BELY, Ludncr.  s  '1     • :■('!■ '   <,>; ••     ...^ THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 12. icosj.;  I  r  How to   Insure   Success.  Selection of Cows and  Management.  The best soils for carrying stock  are deep loams, sufficiently open to  effect drainage naturally. Thin,  light^oils are deficient in milk, bone,  and flesh-forming properties.  The following features should be  looked for in a good dairy cow:—  Forehead and muzzle broad, face  ,long and clean cut, ears fine, horns  smooth, neck tapering, fore-quarters  deep, 'the back and loins level and  wide, the legs fairly short with a good  amount of bone, the hams allowing  plenty of udder room, the frame well  .rounded, .with deep chest, the skin  should be soft and' pliable, the tail  long, and the hair fiiie. The inside  of the ear, etc., should have a yellow  tint, this indicating the buttermak-  ing quality to a considerable extent.  As a rule a cow sho.uld never be  .kept whose annual average is less  than soc-o lbs. of milk.  It is on the sire the value of the  milking strain will largely depend,  and the greatest care should be given  to his selection.  The cow is at its most profitable  period between five and eight years  of age.  As a rough rule it may be taken  that,a good dairy cow should average in milk pf,r annum six times its  live .weight.  Sfipie cows do not develop into  good milkers .until their second or  third calves, rubers with their iirst.  CowSfhouW be gently treated at  all times, but ^specially duringvtQilk-  ing, as rt portion of tlie milk is secreted .then, and rough usage ..will  shorten .the supply. A milking,stool  is not the best coaxer that can be  used.  Never .a^ow cows to be hunted or  driven in by dogs/  Durhig the winter months cows  should be kept in„a fairly warm  (about 60 F.)stable, with plenty of  light and ventilation. They should  be cuxrycomed and brushed regularly; it keeps them clean and  healthy; and they should be exercised .with judgment. On bois-  teriouSjand wet days they should  be kept in the stable, but on dry  days should be turned out for an  hour or two. Never allow them to  stand in cold wind or rain.  Peat moss makes a clean and  absorbent litter, and it is cheap.  For the production of a regular  supply of milk, it should be arranged  that the cows calve at various periods  of the year. It is easier to keep up  an eve.n supply of milk during the  winter months with cows calving at  the end of the year than with those  calving in the spring, as tbe latter  give a larger quantity of milk for a  few months, but the milk decreases  largely directly the gr#ss fails; where  as it has been conclusively proved  that cows calving in the winter give  .a third more milk wituin their milking season thaff cows calving in the  spring. Beirfdes this, the winter  calves are more easily reared, the  -Broportion of loss not being a tenth  A>{ that with spring calves.  Cows should be calved for the first  time before they are three years old;  otherwise they put on flesh and give  less milk. If heifers are calved iu  January and February they will  come on the next year in December  and January, and will then make  good winter cows.  In calving, cows should not be  hurried; directly a cow has calved,  give her a drink of two quarts of cold  water, and feed her for a few days  orj linseed gruel.  In drying off a cow it is in some  cases necessary to feed lightly, but  as a rulg, they begin to dry off twc  months before calyiug, The teat."  should be drawn pocasics(ially after  9*9<*&»9»969*9»9»9»9*&9*Q*&*Q»e»9«9&®e®»Q»9o9  ft   ' ' '    ' .-•.-■•'• Q.  9 .  i III [in Feel lm mm  Cflna - 1  JOHN SIMPSON, Proprietor. ©  Refitted throughout with New Horses, New Buggies  * Refitted throughout with New Horses, New Buggies ©  © •  * and Hacks.    Good saddle Horses al way ou hand.       ©  u J 1*  9  :  T. J. TRAPP & Co. Ltd.  'NKW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  r  nil I  I  U'A   LI  III (111 II MIR  EVERYTHING A FARMER NEEDS.  .  Lowest Rates.  Telephone No. 13. ^  Mackay&Southon  Columbia street,  -   NKW WESTMINSTER,B.C.  Have just placed in stock their Becond liuttall-  mentof  -   Wall Paper   -  [xi .»ew patters and at moderate prices, and cor-  <1!r1Jv invite inspection ol" same.  Hi MB IP  STOKES & CUEEIS, Props  Is the place to buy your  Choice Meats.     =   = ■ =  Family Trade a Specialty  All orders promptly attended to.  . MOREY & CO.  USADIN'O  °1iplifiir  New Westminster, 13. C.  Call on us for anything in our line when you  come to town.   Satisfaction1 guaranteed.  Hotel Colonial  J. E. 1NSLKV, Prop.  Kates, $1.50 and f 3.00 per day *  Special attention given   tu Commercial  Travellers.  Cor. McKenzte uml Clarkson Sta.  New Westminster, li. C.  HOTEL ELAND   R. Dowswell, Prop. Vancouver, 1). C.  One Mock from C.  P. li.  Depot nnd Slenmboat  wharves.   Newly renovated nnd re-modelled.  Rates, <i.5o Ld J2 per day.  Cor. Granville, and Hastings 8ts,   -   -   - Tel. (4.  Clarington Hotel  J. WISE.  Proprietor.  SOUTH WESTMINSTER, B. C.  _ i__   Hotel Guichon  J. CREAN, Proprietor.  NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  Rates f.2 and $$ a da}',  716-71 i Columbia Street  ill ii'''"  I iratfi.  Onr Mottn."    Fair Dealiti'ntid Prices as Clleag  as the Cheapest.   .A Cull solicited.  i  \  ♦  A  Agents f ir Cant   < Stubble Plows.   Prost & Woods Disc Harrows and Shoe Drills.  The Frost &  tVoods Disc Marrows will give belter satisfaction than any other made.  If your land U uulevel the Hrosl ^ Wood will level it for >ou.  If your laud is clay and baked in hard lumps the Frost & Wood will pulverize it.  If you \wmt s .d cut and turned the Pros! & Wood will do it to perfection.  If you have trtol othor ' i ;i   Marrows without success, do not he discouraged, the  Frost &. Wood will Bticeced ». !>. re all others full.  See Our [farrows Before Purchasing Elsewhere.  T  Y  !  I  WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEPOT.  LARGE STOCK  of    :     :    :  Wines, Llsgsiers & Mineral Water  Kept 011 hand and ready to  -   -   Fill Orders at Short Notice.   -   -  Retail Dealers and other visitors to the city Should {inspect the stock.    Quality and quotations  to match the best.   Family trade a specialty, with prompt delivery guaranteed.  Sole Agent for British Columbia for the Famous Allouez Magnesia Mineral Water.  HARRY FREEMAN,   -   =   New Westminster, B. C.  Front Street, Next Steamboat Exchange.  «% I)<i you want your hens to pay,  9 Laying eg^s every day ?  ♦*♦ Free from cholera, vermin, roup,  9 Itfegant chickens iu a coop?  *j* Cackling, crowing, running round,  ; Better than any that can be found.  Y Feed them MYERS1 SPICK each day,  * And donlt forget it, they y.ill»pay.  ■PORT GUICHON, B. C  First class accommodation and  everything first class.  Convenient to steamboat landings.  A number of gentle young milk  eo\vs, and heifers, in good condition, many of them will be  calving this month.  McKEE  BROS.  the cows are allowed to dry to prevent milk accumulating. They  should be dried off gradually, milking one.3 a day for a little, and then  every other day, and so on.  Cows that are dry should be fed  so that they do not put 0:1 fat, such  food being ;. iven as will be nutritious  without increasing weight.  (to be coNTrari?]).)  At a recent dinner in New York,  the Rev. Dr. Minot J. Savage told a  story of a lady who was asked: "Do  you ever think of getting married?"  "Think,'' she answered with asperity, '' I worry."  An applicant for naturalization at  Newport, R. I., the other day was  asked the usual question: " Do yon  belong to any society to overthrow  the United States Government?"  " Yes," rep'yed the would-be citizen  promptly, " I belong tc the Qarpen-  ters' Union."  am  ffiS!*, Fill IllilS,  1*1, [It.  LADNKR,  li. C.  Pictures Framed and Mounted  Bicycles Sold, Rented and Repaired. Cooking and Heating  Stoves.  Coal Oil by the Gallon.  General Blacksmith  Ladner, B. C.  First  class  class work  Horseshoing  ssan  '"t^^f^f ■ s-m-;:,iiv.  C. P. % Co.  TIME TABLE  NEW     WESTMINSTJ5R-STBVEST0N  ROLTK.  Stennior Transfer, lettvos Now West-  niinster at '2 jun . daily, except  Sunday. Leave? Steveston Monday. Tuesday, wwhesday, Thursday, 7 a.m., Friday (> a.m. Saturday, Ci p.m., cnllitig at t'rnser River landings det>\e^n New Wcftrini  ster nnd Steve: toil,  VICTOR! A  NEW  Wl<:ST3! IXSTER  ROUTE.  S.S. Process Ldui 0 leaves Victoria  Tuesdays and i inlays at 7 a.m.  leaves New Westminster Wednes  flays and Snti'.fdays at 7 a.m..  callinrr   at   Mnuie,   Steveston   and  Guichon.  •I. W, TROUP, E. J. COYLE,  Managai', A'st. Gen. Pass A;;i.  Victoria. Vancouver.  Your dealer will get it if you ask him for  Myers' Poultry Spice  For your Horses and Cattle also, ask for Myers' Spice prepared to  suit their needs.  DIRECTIONS—Otic ounce tni.-vtl with Usual soft feed of 20-25 every day.  The Barckmsn-  s: Co. Ltd.  NEW WESTMINSTER; -  VANCOUVER,   -  VICTORIA.  B. C. CIGAR FACTORY  —»al—I— 1 ■ ■ 1 ■ 111 iiw iiiiiwhw mii» —C———i  B. C.—Noted Brand.  ' PHOENIX-With Eagles.  OLD SPORlWdways Reliable.  UNION HADE.  B. WILBURG & CO.  P. 0. IlOX 661,  New Westminster, B. C,  •^♦*....**«^.»^...,j*...»j*....j*....*».«.»j»'..**».«..j....#*»...^»..'«*«...»*»...»^..j*....*....»j*^^*^  Wl,y should you msif. „„ getting ||||j'S ffljfo ffl  Because it is the l/||[P\| |fP||/P(| as nothing but the  are used.   Ale and Porter a specialty which the doctors today  recommend for invalids and convalescent persons.  P. 0. Box  714.    Phone 75.  NELS NELSON,  NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  &CO  RCHANT  Garden  Implements, Wheelbarrows  NEW WESTMINSTER, II. C.  :   :    GENERAL HARDWARE MERCHANTS   :   :  SPRING ITEMS  Pol tit? nnd Varnishes Ralsotulne, W'liitiMjr. Mnrnlo, Alnbasttiie, etc. for inside work.  Ok? Delta tews, $1 a year  -J-  Delta Transfer Stable  i  LADNER, B. C.  t    SINGEi: AND rOJPEE RIGS AND SADDEE HORSES  ■f ON SHORT NOTICE  X      Team Work Hone &t Specially Lew Prices.  | JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor. $  •U  Telephone " 1. 'hier" No. io. ^  I THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL U, 1902.  MARRIED.  Norrjs--Macdonai».— At Hstfel  Grove, Ladner, B.C.. April 8thv  1902, Mrs. Ida Maude Macdon-  ald, second daughter of the late  John Kirkland, of Ladner, to  William H, Ncrris, of Midway, B.  C., second son of Philip Norris,  of White Hall, Watcbet, Somerset,. England.  , BIRTH.  Gali.isich.—At Sunbury, B. C. on  Thursday, April 10, 1902, to the  •wife of Andrew Gallisich of a son.  LOCAL NEWS.  R.J. Lord, of Point Roberts was  in town last Saturday.  Get your stationery and school  book? at Faweett's Drug Store.  Jofin McKee spent a few days at  the crtiess this week on business.  I). Martin who has been in California for his health returned this  week..  D. Johnson, reeve of Surrey, was  a visitor to Ladner the first of the  Week..  Miss Lassiter has been visiting  friends at the Royal City during the  past week.  Mrs. D. McGregor has been quite  fll for the past week but is now  convalescent.  Kenneth McLellan of Dakota was  in town calling on his old friends  from the east.  Rev. P. H, McEwen will preach  111 the Baptist church tomorrow evening at 7.30 o'clock.  Dr. J. Kerr Wilson has been compelled to remain indoors this week  with an attack of lagrippe.  J, W. Welsh of Huntingdon, B. C.  and fornaety a resident of Ladner  Was a visitor here this week.  Try our fine Olive Oil and Cucumber Soap, 5 cents a cake, six for  25 cents.    Fawcett Drug Store.  Rt, Rev. Bishop Dart will hold  services in All Saints Trenant church  tomorrow, morning and evening.  G. H. Byrom, sr., was at Westminster Monday visiting one of his  old friends who is ill in the hospital.  Colleen Bawn iu the town hall,  Tuesday evening. Admittance 50  cents, dance after the play 25 cents.  J., F. Stainton will hold his auction sale, this afternoon at his store  at 3 o'clqck. Be sure and take this  in.  Mrs. Fraser of Westhatn Island  was in town this week visiting her  sister, Mrs. McGregor, whohasbeeu  j}} for some. time.  Mr*, Ibbotson left on Tuesday  for Langley to attend the funeral of  her sister Mrs. West who was buried  there on Wednesday.  Jas. Storey and H, McDonald left  for Kevelstoke this week, Mr.  Storey will be engaged on one of the  C. P..R. steam shovels,  Word has boon received that the  Rev. Mr. Hiucl.eliftewill be unable  to come to Ladner to take charge  of the Anglican church, It is not  known yet who will have charge.  The Jersey Dairy, J.J. Monkr  man, proprietor, is prepared to supply any one with milk. Twodeliv.  eries a day. Kindly notify him if  you wish to have milk delivered at  your residenae.  On Monday night a social evening  will be held iu the Baptist churph  when addresses will be delivered by  a number of reverend gentleman,  besides songs; solos,etc. by members  and othjsrs. Refreshments will be  served by the ladies. The Rev. Mr.  •Westthf first Baptist pastor at.Ladner will also be in attendance. This  promises to be a very entertaining  arid social trejit.   ,'-•'" V  Miss Jessie Vallance of Hamilton,  Oat., arrived in town on Monday  afternoon and is- tb<s' guest of her  sister, Mrs. D. A. McKee, who went  up to Westminster J unction to meet  her.  Miss Davidson of New Westminster, will re-open her class in physical culture, in the town hall, Ladner,  on Saturday April 12th, on arrival  of the boat. She will be pleased to  see all her old pupils and any new  ones that wish to join.  Colleen  Bawn.  The Colleen Bawn company will  arrive in Ladner on Tuesday evening by special steamer from New  Westminster and will produce their  play, "Colleen Bawn" They have  met with great success and have been  complimented in all quarters tor the  excellent performance put on. The  proceeds go to aid the Westminster  Lacrosse Club to send a team east  to play for the champions hip and  the Minto cup. No doubt a good  attendance will greet the amateur  players when they appear in the  town hall on Tuesday evening.  Admission 50 cents. After the performance a dance will be held when  a fee of 25 cents will be charged.  To the performance the price is only  50 cents not as stated on the bills  posted up in town, as 75 cents.  ALEX BELL  INSURANCE AGENT  NKW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  Victoria News.  The sessions of the royal com mis-  ion have not yet finished. The services of the sheriff have been called  iu for the purpose of removing Smith  Curtis, but the breeze blew over and  drastic measures were not taken. It  has developed during tlie sessions  that the Canadian Northern contract does not contain a clause taxing the coal lands of the company,  although in the case of the E & N  railway company, coal lauds similarly opened up are subject to taxation  Mr. Dunsmuir confessed ignorance  of this matter. People are beginning to wonder what will be the outcome of the commission. Mr. Dunsmuir's pungent remarks to Mr.  Curtis are a source of much comment.  The Redistribution Hill has passed its third reading and bscome law  In general it is very satisfactory to  the people judging frOm the little  opposition it received while passing  through the House.  To the great astonishment of  many Mr. Greenhields seems to  have been acting in the capacity of  envoy-extraordinary for the Government at Ottawa, and his services  might still be necessary. He has already received $2,000 as a starter.  The members have but little faith  in the accredited representatives of  province at Ottawa.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  ALL SAINT'S TRENANT.  Services will be held in the morning at 11 and in the evening at 7  p.m., by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Dart.  BAPTIST.  Service will be held on Sunday  evening at 7:30. Rev. P. H. McEwen, superintendent of missions  for B- C.    Special singing.  Thursday evening sen-ice at 8  o'clock. Lecture on Bible characters "Cain," by Pastor Williamson.  All are invited.  CATHOLIC.  Reverend Father Edm. Peytavin,  0. M. I. Services first Sunday of  each month at 10:30 a.m.  st. Andrew's Presbyterian;  Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m  and 7:30 p.m. Midweek meeting en  Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock.  Thomas Oswald, minister.  METHODIST.  Service next Lord's Day 3 p. m.  Subject: The '^Christian Warfare.''  E. Maimel, pastor.  ,.l  1 MttfW  ■ I ml -,' •  •IilXi,  Watchmaker  and Jeweler  LADNER, B. C.  A full stock of high grade  Jewelery, Watches, and Clocks  Repairing a specialty. If you have  any work leave it with me and I  will guarantee satisfaction.  A FULL LIKE OF  Highest StantSard of Bakery Goods at the  CITY BAKERY  DO YOU NEED  HARNESS  If so place your order early  and avoid the spring rush  Everything in Harness  and Saddlery at  Moderate Prices.  E. A. BOWN,  LADNER, B. C.  The  new  Dry  Goods Store will  open on  MONDAY 17th MARCH  with a full line of up-to-date goods.  J.  MACKENZIE,  Ladner.  INSURE YOUR PROPERTY  with-  New Westminster, 'B. C  9BPSP  The Leading Insurance  :,, .,,   *,.'.jVlon0y to £,©^%  ■■■■  •<w  ds. =:=  £ Giant Feeding Half Sugar Mangel arid  o The World Beater Mangel.  *  W. L HcBRIDE  9  • PORT GUICHON, B. C.  Phone 5. •  f A NEW LINE OF  I     LADIES BLOUSES        LADIES SAILORS  LADIES WHITE UNDERWEAR T  f     LADIES SKIRTS  f AND STAPLE DRYGOODS  *   FRESH :-: GROCERIES :-:  EVERY :-: WEEK  I   fy. J. Jyuklnrson's  + .  $...)£...$...5K.,^  estate of  *  THOS. ncNLTLY,  LADNER, B. C.  IMPORTER  AND DEALER  IN  *  IS. !■ I ill  CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, HARDWARE,  PAINTS AND OILS, TINWARE, STOVES,  GUNS AND AMMUNITION     :     :     :    :    •  ? Baling.Rope and Wire, Barb Wire, Binding Twine and Cordage. *  • WE ARE OPENING TODAY .  & 9  145 Cases Boots and Shoes •  t •  $ of the leading manufacturers not only of Canada but £  • of the United States.      All persons wanting the latest •  • as well as the best fitters and wearers should not fail to •  ® buy their next pair of Shoes from us. }  W. E. SINCLAIR,  &  '•  Buy your Boots and Shoes from  WM. JOHNSTON,  THE  BIG  SHOE   HOUSE  New Westminster.  Sole   agent   for  the  Celebrated  American   Woonsocket   Rubber  Boots.     The best Rubber Goods  in the world.  Prices:   Mens short $3.50; Mens  Hip Snag $6.  Also   agent   for  the   celebrated  Slater Shoe,  I Boy's Odd Knicker Pants I  1  y From size 22—4 years of age, to ,t,  V size 33—15 years of age at   ;   :   : j.  T 55, 65, 70, 75, 85, 95 Cents, and $i per pair. 1  A I  I       Every boy wears two to three pairs of pants ♦  i out to each coat.   So these odd pants fill a i  * growing want to perfection, {  |       J. E. PHILLIPS        I  ♦ 7,09-711 Columbia Street    ;-;     New Westminster,      j  • V  •^••■♦J«.«'»2>..'«$»-..«J«.».«J.....J....»J..».»J«...»J«.».«J«... •••♦J»,.-«J«...»J»...«Jff»}»MI.»J».«.«J«....J».»^J«.»~*«...»J»  tht Delta Paws, SI a pear

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