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The Delta News Aug 16, 1902

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 I  Ted. 1. No. 26.  LADNER, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST  16, 1902.  $1.00 a yeas*  Off  Market   Business   Slow.  Advocating Completion of Roads.  Westminster, August 16.—The  weekly market yesterday was not  up to the average, there being a  poor attendance of both buyers and  sellers and consequently a light  supply of produce. Meats were  particularly scarce and what was  offered found a ready sale. Dairy  produce was hard to get. The principal business of the market was  done In fruits which sold readily.  The following is the list of quotations furnished by the market  clerk:  YMF per pound  ■Budqutrteri  Ic.  Vorequarten  ;K to 6  MUTTON  Wkolt...,..7.,,..,,.,„...  9  '*W*o4«    8  . .VUTTIC* ,, -•••—.     ?pto yf  nack  FoMtoM „ ........   73.t,o$i  H»j „„ ,„.,,,.. io  , per do«.  trntmut'ttjulnv/ '3* ■«? 35 -c  VCiwlt .................  *S to I&50  PM)>»,W.,'V.!...!.!....... ...„. $5.00 to 6.90  Krnfan.'....!',.'.!..'.',.'.,,„.,.„,.,',.,. 3 o»j,o 4 00  WHTIT   pc*ch.e§ ,„.,„,,„....    to 0 per lb  Currents, black         6  «        rti       5  • -i per crnte  Plunu .'...    Bo to J1.00  nUckberrlen *'.! .'...   $1.50 to J1.75  ...   per box.  Apples ! .Si, ft....    80 to i.do  The board of trade held its monthly meeting on Wednesday night  and among other matters the work  of completing  the1 dyke' roads "in  ication with the secretary expressed  himself as opposed to these sales,  and for that reason he declined to  guarantee the association against  loss through the importation of a  carload for this purpose.  After considerable discussion on  various matters it was decided that  the proposed auction sale be  again taken up, and that the association should take the responsibility  of buying a carload for tbe fair, accepting such assistance in financing  the project as the provincial department may grant, the stock to be  selected in the East by Secretary  Paisley.  Mr. Ladner complained that a  government inspector had been demanding fees for the inspection of  animals ordered to quarantine,  while the act distinctly provides  that the expense shall be borne by  the public treasury. He instanced  one case where a charge of jjStb had  been made.  Mr. Hogg gave corroborative evidence on this point, and on request  promised to state tho circumstances  in writing, so that the matter may  be dealt with by the department.  Deltaand Richmond werediseussed.*f*«','ed' »ft?r which the bridal paity  The necessity of this work being  done as early as possible will be  urged on the government..  Charley Williams, a Fort George  Indian made • successful dash for  liberty while working with the  chain-gang at Queen's park on  Tuesday afternoon. He had served  but fouf mbnrhs-of a "brie year term  for assault committed at Soda Creek.  Dangerous bush .fives were raging in different parts of the district  during the early part of the week  but the heavy rainfall on Friday  extinguished most of them.  Labour is pretty scarce in this  vicinity at present and the contractors for the New Westminster bridge  are* unable to secure nearly as many  men as they require. Many farmers arc also looking for harvesting  hands but are unable to get their  wants supplied.  Uve  Stock Association.  Th* jremf-annnal meeting ofthe  DwryJi..en'8 and Live Stock Association jyaa held at Agassiz on Tuesday. *fhere was aivery small at-  tendance- from' the Interior aud the  coast.  Before Jfcakhi^ $$$ special business ofthe general meeting, at the  evening session,, the' representatives  of several^.of tbe ..creameries, discussed the .advisability of co-operating  in the disposal of their product, so  at to nia&Je .the best use ofthe available mark/Sis, and the* matter was  finally left with them to arrange a  plan of aption to be proposed to all  the creameries, -   " '  Considerable discussion took  place in reference tp the proposed  auction sale pf pure bred live stock  at the fair at Westminster. The  pJWfftF' »f RJfFlfl'lture in commun-  Married.  A quiet wedding was solemnized  last Saturday morning at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bates,  of Margarette Helen, youngest  daughter of late John B. Hill, to  William Whitworth, son of Edward  Whitworth. Rev. I. W. Williamson performed the ceremony, and  Jessie McKinnon, Vancouver, neice  of the bride, was bridesmaid. The  bride was becomingly dressed in a  Drown traveling suit. After the  ceremony a wedding breakfast was  drove to Point Roberts to catch the  steamer Dode for the Sound cities,  where the happy couple will spend  their honeymoon. They will take  up their residence at Vancouver on  their return.  Cattle Inspection.  The last issue of the B. C. Gazette contains a notice respecting the  inspection of cattle and dairy animals for the Delta under the "Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act."  Besides the parties mentioned who  had their herds inspected there are  quite a number whom the inspector  overlooked aud who have large  herds. From what we can learn the  herds of the Delta were in first class  shape and the inspector was well  pleased with those he came in contact with.  The wage? of the B. C. Electric  railway employees have been increased aud the company will adopt  a co-operative plan over the entire  systems by giving their employees  one-third of the profits of the oom-  pay above four percent on the capital invested, the other two-thirds  going to the shareholders.  The Sandon Paystreak publishes  an apology to the justices of the  supreme court in Saturday's issue,  the editor, however, qualifying it  by declaring it to be the price of his  liberty.  Considerable trouble has been experienced tliis week in keeping ties  from destroying the planks and road  bed on the Trunk road, about three  or four miles from town.  Coronation Day passed off'very  quietly in Ladner. The citizens  who took a holiday^ celebrated the  event quietly,  we i pim  Eoings   in   and   Around  The Delta District  For The Week.  Dr. King was a visitor to Langley this week.  Mrs. Arthur is visiting at camp  McBride, Chewasin.  The council will meet for the  transaction of business on Saturday  23rd.  Mrs. R. Gillespie returned from  Victoria Tuesday very much benefitted by her trip.  Mrs. John Mackenzie was very  ill the first part of this week but is  now greatly improv|d.  Complete line of- school books,  copies, slates, scribblers etc., at  MacKenzie's drug store.  The road gang are at work re-  grading the hill near Witter's farm  on the Boundary Bay road.  Miss Stewart who. has been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Grant  left for Vancouver this morning.  H. T. Kirk and family who spent  a couple weeks at Bl.ackie's Spit returned to the Royal City on Monday.  Ed. Ferneau and? G. Thomson  who have spent a fe\* weeks at the  Bay returns to Westminster this  evening.  Nelson Lougheed and A. Devereaux who left with the last contin-  gdnt for South Africa, returned this  week to Ladner. \  Rev. I. W. Williamson's subject  on Sunday evening in the Baptist  church will be, "Why do we worship on Sunday."  Sheriff Armstrong came down  from Westminster yesterday evening. Mrs, and Miss Armstrong  have becu visiting friends in this  section for the past week.  F. Warring, a nephew of Mr. and  Mrs. J. Honeyman of Gulfside, was  in the Delta this week visiting with  his relations. Mr. Warring is connected with R. G. Dun's commercial  agency at Vancouver.  Dr. J. C. Lanneuberg, eye specialist, will make a visit to Ladner,  on Wednesday, August 20th to remain two days. The doctor comes  highly recommended and those suffering from defectiveeyesightshould  not miss this opportuniny. Office  will be at F. J. MacKenzie's drug  store.  Reeve Ladner this week received  a rebate of some $40 from tbe C. P.  R. a portion ofthe freight on the  pure bred stock he received a few  weeks ago. The railway company  have a special rate for pedigree  stock over its lines as far as the  North-west. As yet no rate has  been defined for this province, and  on representation being made they  allowed the rebate.  On Wednesday evening the Ladner Band played at the residence of  James MeCallum, councilor for  Ward I. Quite a number Of" guests  had gathered to listen to the music  and assist in making it a very pleasant evening. Before the departure  of the band a feast of delicacies were  served and nil returned to their  homes satisfied with the entertainment given them.  Mrs. P. Shirley visited Langley  this week.  Reeve Ladner attended the meeting ofthe Dairymen's Association  at Agassiz on Tuesday.  Mrs. T. A. Muir and family returned to the Royal City today  after several weeks at the Bay.  Mrs. McLcllan of Vancouver who  has been visiting with Reeve and  Mrs. Ladner, returned home this  morning.  We learn that an excursion from  Nanaimo will arrive at Ladner tomorrow, the boat remaining here  for a short time.  F. Hartwell, we understand has  completed the purchase ofthe ten  acre lot on the Slough road owned  by David Woods.  Mrs. and Miss Crisp of Vancouver  and Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Crisp of  Dawson were guests of Marshal]  Smith this week.  Leon Ladner, Sid. Peele and E.  HinchcliiT left this morning for  Westminster to resume their studies  at the high school.  E. Gartung, supt. of organization, and T. White, H. S. ofthe C.  0. P\ intend visiting the local lodge,  court Fraser, on Thursday.  A fishing party composed of H.  J. Hutcherson, A. Clausen, W. A.  Kirkland and Dr. Woodley left yesterday morning for theNicomckel.  Mr. aud Mrs. James Vallance  and child of Sandon are visiting  with Mr. ajid Mrs. David A. McKee.  The steamer Beaver will run an  excursion from Westminster on  Sunday afternoon to Steveston, calling at Ladner aud some of the way  ports. The object is to witness the  starting out of the fishing fleet at  the mouth of the river. The fare  from Ladner and return is 25 cents.  The run of fish in the river fell  off entirely this week and fishing  is practically suspended. The  run has been small. During the  first few days the boats averaged  well, then a gradual falling off commenced. Preparations are being  made for the run of springs and it  is thought that more or less sock-  eyes will come with them. The  season altogether has been quiet,  and although not a big run was expected the results have not been  near the calculations.  It 11  The Coronation Very Impressive.    Passed Off  Without a Hitch.  Modern Prevaricator.  A party returning from Boundary  Bay to Westminster the first of this  week gave a newspaper man of that  town a great story about Delta's  summer resort aud the baoillvs  idiot of the Vancouver World copied  it for gospel truth. The article itself was lengthy and foolish and the  person giving tbe information had  easy people to work upon when  they'swallowed his yarn. Here is  one paragraph which is magnified  slightly. "When you learn that  there are at least 4,000 people camped on the four miles stretch of sea-  beach the line of tents being- apparently so close that no more could be  squeezed in, it will give you an idea  ofthe popularity ofthe place/' .  Boundary Bay is no doubt a pleasant place for campers but at \ resent  there are only a fe.v families camped on tbe beach, and during tbe  whole season not more than fifty  peoplewere there,  Edward VII., R. I., by the grace  of God ofthe United Kingdom of  Great Britain and Ireland and the  British Dominions across the seas  King, Defender ofthe Faith, Emperor of India, was crowned last  Saturday without hitch or harm;  In all respects the celebration  was impressive, and it was carried  out with a perfection of detail and  lack of accidents that has rarely  characterized similar displays.  In Westminster Abbey the scene  was nothing less than marvelous.  Nearly 7,000 members ofthe nc-bU*  ity, the clergy and the gentry had  gathered with foreign princes, am*  bassadors, colonial rulers, Indian  potentates and leaders from the fur*  ther quarters of the globe, where  the Unian Jack flies, to do honor to  the King.  No stage effect could have equal*  led the climax that ensued the  moment the crown was placed upon  King Edward's head, the sudden  illumination by hundreds of electric  lights making the thousand of price*  less jewels, iucluditig those In ttw  crown itself, sparkle with dazzling  brilliancy. . The instantaneous  movement of the peeresses, the plac*  ing of their coronets upon their  heads, the choir's loud "God save  the King," constituted such an outburst of pent-up thankfulness and  rejoicing as even Westminster Abbey, with all its historic traditions,  never before witnessed.  The Queen's own crowning was  brief and simple. When the four  duchesses went to hold a canopy  over Her Majesty's head, the Duchess of Marlborough and the Duchess  of Portland led the w^y, They per*  formed their dutj.es excellently,  County Court  In the County Court at Westmin»  ster on Monday the following case  came up before His Honor Judge  Bole: R. Farrell vs. W. L. McBride  and A. R. Johnston oi Company, of  Nanaimo. R. L. Reid appeared for  plaintiff Farrell, and R. McBride for  defendant. Action was for price of  good* sold and delivered. Mr.  McB. Young, for A. R. Johnston &  Company, contended than Mr. Reid,  for plaintiff, should elect as to which  defendant he would proceed against.  The Judge held that it was time  for the plaintiff to tirect after the evi*  deuce was all in. Then the caae  went on to trial, and the following  witnesses were called aud sworn <©B  behalf of plaintiff—Farrell, J.. Far-  reil and J. M. McBride. On behalf  of defendants, Alf. Hambrook, R.  N. Rich, J. M. Rudd were examined. After the case closed, Mr. Reid  on the question of election, contented to a non-suit as against W. L.  McBride. The order went accordingly, question of costs reserved,  aud same to be argued on August  18th, 1902. His Lordship reserved  his decision as to the other.  The case in question was the purchase of a quantity of hay two years  ago, defendants claiming that the  hay was not up to the standard  which the/ contracted for,  A THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST i6, 1902.  THE   PELT A   NEWS  » 1S _.     .' '■ 1 i - ■ i • »     n(        •'  BY 'rIC.   A.   FRASER.  Subscription 1-rice, per year In iwlvancc, ?i  SATURDAY,    AUGUST.   l6,   1902.  As a farming  district there  are  few parts of British   Columbia,   or  1.    f. t   •". n <       C    >       .  for that part in Canada, that ofler.s  better returns for the labor and cash  expended, than docs the Eraser val-  ley,   particularly   the  Delta.     The  hay crop, for the most part has been  carefully housed     The  grain, will  veiy shortly, bine been   harvested.  • . c I        , '■' ;-y.'.  That it never looked better is about  the verdict given from reports.    The  fruit, we should judge is above the  average,    In fact it would appear  that a year of grand prosperity is to  be enjoyed bv the farmers of the  1 ~ fci ,. • ■'•>  Peltii. That the tillers of the soil  j ■ . .•     • •   '.   ■     ;-  deserve prosperity none will deny.  There have been many years of up  hill work, during which they have  l.i. ., °  •■ l 1 i- tli  honestly and faithfully worked, believing that at some future date the  reward would come. Now that a  season of prosperity has come The  Nkws trusts that one aud all will  Jook more to same improvements  for the betterment ofthe community.  I 1  !■ j> ' . ■*:.;,    . U V ,: •,--*  The first and probablv the most im-  1 : t   iit'-M   ,! .■■>:;     "       f  portant of these is the water supply.  It cannot be denied but that the  people suffer considerably for the  want of pure spring water for household purposes. No one is to blame  for tjie want of it except the people  themselves. If their demand upon  the council were sufficiently strong,  that body would, we have but little  doubt, devise ways and means of  seeing that the people's wants along  this line vveie satisfied. Delta is  bound to have something better than  the detestable rain water, and the  sooner the better. Let the people  discuss it and next municipal elect-  jon have it brought foraard as an  issue.  Walter Blackie's Will.  The will of the late Walter  Blackie a well known pioneer of  Westminster died recently in the  Royal Columbian Hospital, has been  proved aiid duly registered. The  property of which the late pioneer  died possessed is chiefly situated in  that, city, where he owned the new  Blackie block of commercial buildings, the Royal City Hotel, the Depot Hotel block, and other property.  He was also the owner of a ranch  at Blackie v?pit, on the Fraser river,  some lots at Port Moody, some land  and securities ill the State of California, totaling,' according to valuation for assessment purposes, $47-  214,46 which amount, however, is  considered by the court as an underestimate of the real value.  The sole legate*; is Agnes Blackie  relict of Walter Blackie, late' clerk  of works to the Marquis of Ailsa,  Cul/een Castle, Maybole, Ailsa,  ^cotfand, for her sole and separate  benefit,  Tjljc property is left in charge of  Eliza'Jane Rae of Westminster as  sole executrix.  The will is dated the 22nd day of  March, 1902, a ehort time previous  to the death of the testator.' ''  I  years of ape and :'<■ native of St. John,  X. B. She leav'cii ./husband and a  family of six small children, the  eldest 10 years and the youngest 4  weeks, to mourn the loss of a loving wife and devoted mother. The  funeral took place from the family  residence near Murray's Corners to  the Murray's cemetery. The Rev.  Mr- Burton of Langley conducted  the funeral services, which was  largely attended by settlers from all  parts of the district. The bereaved  husband and children have the sympathy ofthe entire community in  this their time of bitter sorrow and  lonesomeness.  *+*+* t'$^^j>ii\i$i$t miw**+*+f***** ]4 -j'ty j ft***m+m* jw* * ♦ *  "A man is known by the company  he keeps."  Fall Fairs.  The following dates of Fall Fairs  have been announced:  "Langley—Sept. 17.  Kelowna—Sept. 17,  18.  Maple Ridge—Sept. 18.  Kent—September 18.  Nanaimo—September 19, 20.  Vernon—Sept. 22, 23, 24.  Surrey—September 23.  Comox—September 24, 25.  Chilliwack—Sept. 24, 25, 26.  Kamloops—Sept. 24, 25, 26.'  DELTA—September 26, 27:  C'owichan—September 26, 27.  Central Park—Sept. 26' 27. ''  Coquitlam—Sept. 27.  New Westminster—September 30  October 1, 2, 3.  Victoria—Oct. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.  Protect your horses and cattle by  using "Shoofly," a reliable preparation put up and for sale by F. J.  MacKenzie, druggist.  FOUND.  Small bay horse los£ by a man at  daybreak, Saturday morning July  26th, who enquired for Ladner's  Landing. Owner can have same  by proving property and paying  costs. G. Lasskthr,  Ladner.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that thirty  days after date I intend to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for a lease of the foreshore of Kwomais Poiut situate in  New Westminster district, commencing at a point marked H C. on  the souttv east corner of Kwomais  Point, thence one mile in a north  westerly direction.,  Hakry Carter.  Dated 16th July, 1902.  The following distinguished personages have bought  BELL PIANOS  Her Royal Highness the Princess  of Louise  Her Majesty the Queen of Italy  His Majesty the King of Holland  His Imperial Majesty the. Emperor  of Japan  His Imperial Majesty the Sultan of  Turkey   •  Rt Hon The Marquis, pf Lansdowne  Rt Hon The Marquis of Duffjjrin  and Ava  Countess Adjelina Pafti Nicolinl  Sir John Stajner Mug, Doc London  CounJ: Von Hilbinger $f Austria and  many other members of Royalty  and Nobility.  In selecting a Pianq see tha£ it has the improved 4 Pedajs  Full Metal Plate, Bushed Tuning Efns, the Illimitable  Double Repeating Action.  You will be in good company if you buy a  New Art Bell Piano  W. W. MONTELIUS  Exclusive Agent in B. C. for the "NEW ART" BELL and  other choice makes.  410 Hastings, Street, VANCOUVER.  Death At Langley.  The people of Langley were called upon this week to grieve the  Joss- of a respected settler in the  cleath of Mrs. Thomas Simons who  died of inflammation on Tuesday  morning last. The deceased was  sick but a'short tinie^ All that  medical aid could do was done but  [vithout avail.    She was about 30  CHURCH   NOTICES.  BAPTIST.  Services will be held on Sunday  evening at 7:30, I W Williamson,  pastor  CATHOLIC  Reverend Father Edm. Peytavin,  O.M.I. Services first and third  Sunday of each month at 10:30 a m.  st. Andrew's presbyterian  Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.tn  and 7:30 p.m.  Sabbath School at 2 p m Thos  Oswald, minister.  AM. SAINT'S TRENANT  Service will be held in the morning at  11 o'clock by Rev Bell  METHODIST.  Services next Lord's Day at 3p.m.  Everybody invited. A N Miller,  pastor  Gospel services at the tent every  evening except Monday  Song service at 7:30 accompanied  by vocal instructions in note reading etc., if desired  Services 8 pm sharp A cordial invitation extended to the people of Ladner and surrounding community.  '"All instruction free. O. E. Davis,  C. Conclemen.  jooo Wcatminater Road,  Vancouver, D. C  FOR SALE.  A    registered    Shorthorn    roan  bull, ca,lved March  1.901, and also  spring hull cah'-es for sale.   Appj'y to  \V,V H. I'&DNER,""  I.ADNKR, B.' C.  For first class Tonsorial  work go to SHO PS  Cigars, la Pipes, ETC  Try BhaK'n N*w Cljrar The " PURITAINOS.'  j.+tH.|.+.H...i.,H~f a+.H--J-H.+<H> .frH»H»fiHq. + A+A H- ♦ •!• ♦* H»+M * U' H' ♦ 'H1 ♦ H ■!'» ■!■ H- ftfcf  Rohm,   Rhododendrons,  Agaliaa,   Shade   Trees,  Small Fruits.  Greenhouse aud bedding out plants, at less than  eastern or foreifin prices.  Clean certificate from tlie Inspector.  Garden, Field, and Wuwer Seeds.   Kach varletjr  tested as to titallty, and at close prices.  Feriiliiers,   Bee  Suppliea,   Agricultural  Imple  inenta, &c.  New catalogue tells vou all about it.   Call and  examine our itock and get our list or send  for it: it will saw you money.  Address  M. J.   HENRY,  • --   -    -       -   »•■--       a  i  JOHN SIMPSON, Proprietor.  Refitted throughout with New [Horses, New Buggies j  and Hacks.   Good saddle Horses alway*on hand.  Lowest Rates.  Telephone *Tfl, 13. I  HICK"3 HOTEL  LADNERj B. C.  P. SHIRLuY, Proprietor.  Conveniently situated and  first class in every particular,  BEST CUISINB SERVICE  P. Clark  General Blacksmith  Ladner, B. C.  First class  class work  Horseshoing  a specialty.  FOUND  A Fishing Boat.  Boat marked, "K. T. No. 2193."  picked lip in the Gulf on' Saturday  19th. Net shoved in fish box. The  owner can have the- same by paying  salvage aud advertising expense.  Alprbp Williams,  Westham Island, B.C.  You make no mistake if    I *** —pp  you order your Suits from [ I       1  mcllally   u' "'  Ladies and Gents Tailoring  IJIDNER.B.C.  To Intelligent Business  Men and Farmers:  Insure your Stocks, Houses and  Barns in the Anglo-American and  Equity Firf Insurance Companies, tye are not in the Insurance  Trust, and can positively save ypu  money.   Gall or write for rates.  A. W. McLeod,  district agbnt.  Office: Burr Block, Columbia street,  'Phone 62.      New Westminster"  i nbd -• *  Ladner, B. 0.  Agent for  Bim MID HIDE Mi!  A Ml stock of Baffle*, CarrUfW alwaja «a  bud.   Repairing of all dtscrijHteofc  ,a.<fr aiji tfr H  g. w. mm  House Painting  Ladner, B, C.  All kinds of parting done.  Your orders, solicited.  A+<i'+A»+'Q »^«>tif I ♦.'♦"0 "  LADNER, B. C.  WM. ALEXANDER, PROP.  Livery rigs  and  saddle  horses for  hire.     Horses bougbt aud sold  on commission.  Teatningdone on short notice.  The Delta News  One Dollar a Year    .  A*A+A'#i»+A-.-A+'ir*&,'r$ «"?"» ^«Q THIS. DELTA KBWvS, SATURDAY, AUGUST -i6, 1905.  I  Location,     Repair    and  Maintainance,   From  ...  Provincial Bureau,  of Intormation.  A great number ofthe roads in  this Province are faultily located.  This has resulted not only in waste  Md inconvenience in transporting  loads, but has very materially increased the difficulty and expense  of building and maintaining the  road. The basis of land surveys  muBt be rectilinear; concessions and  lots should In the survey be marked  , off by straight lines. The difficulty  ,has arisen from blindly following  these lines in the construction of  roads, irrespective of their suitability &r the location of a road. While  land has been subdivided by straight  lines, it was never the intention that  these,lines should mark unatterabl y  the route of roads.  •There is an advantage to the  farmer in having all his fields of  feetangular shape, as they can be  cultivated more easily than when  outlined by circular or irregular  lines. There is a disadvantage, too,  In having an estate cut into separate  sections by .diyerted highways.  'These :are obstacles W the proper  alligBBjent of roads in long-settled  and populous districts, but present  little difficulty in new portions of  the province. However, it is usually  very ,«nuch mora to the interest of a  ^woptrty owner that the roads leading itojbjs farm should be .good wid  .twjily maintained! than tflj.t his Cairn  shonM ?be .in a compact i'bloqk wit-h  tbe roads todt isipassab^e during*  portion of the year, and even then  ^expensive to build.  It is, of course, desirable that a  road between two points should be  as direct and short as possible. But  a road is not necessarily more direct  because it follows absolutely one  pointing of the compass. The line  followed by a vehicle, leading up  the hill* and down into the valleys,  may be no shorter, nor perhaps as  short, as a diverging route following  •comparatively level ground. Not  only may nothing be gained in point  of directness by following the line  of the original survey, but there is  to be considered the greater horse  power required to move loads op  and down the hills, demanding, too,  a greater expenditure of time.  The expense of building a highway is Materially increased by steep  jjapfas.   A moderate divergence of  numerous highways in the province  t jrotjld do away with many expen-  . siva and unsatisfactory cuts and fills,  and with a Urge number of bridges.  ••■fcha unsuitability ofthe soil, also,  , If low lying, swampy, or composed  ,,of vegetable   matter, may render  advisable  a change of location in  favor of a course which will offer a  jtraner and more easily drained sub  Directness .most frequently be  aacrijiced to obtain an easy grade,  and to avoid expensive construction  over bad ground, cuttings, fills,  bridges, and excessive grades.  Councils are authorised to alter the  location of roads by the Municipal  Act, in a manner fair to all parties,  and it is advisable that this power  be judiciously used whenever circumstances reqder it practicable.  Opposition will no doubt be offered  in some cases by the individual  property owners .affected, but councils representing ;the general public  have a responsibility resting upon  them which should not be shirked  in a matter so important.  Roads should' be repaired, not  once a year, nor twice, but as soon  as signs of wear appear. The I  jjtatute.  Jfjbour "system as   usually'  operated, with one annual overhauling, Is the most wasteful plan that  could be adopted. Ruts should not  be allowed to form in a gravel or  stone road when once properly constructed, but material should be  kept in place by a constant use of  the rake. Settlements and hollows  should not be allowed to hold water  and create a pitchhole for want of a  load of metal. Drains should not  be allowed to become obstructed,  thereby saturating and softening  the whole roadbed, because it is nobody's business to spend a few hours  in freeing the water. Culverts  should not stand full of water to be  burst by the expanding ice because  of a neglected outlet. An almost  inexhaustible list of these everyday  occurrences could be mentioned,  which, in themselves apparently  trifling, become in the aggregate of  very great importance. Road-making is made up of details none of  which can be overlooked, except at  a loss.  The pathmaster should have  power to give immediate attention  to all emergency work rendered  necessary by washouts, etc., either  by personal or hired labour. Under  the advice of the supervisor, he  should be able to send a man over  the beat as often as necessary to repair the effect of ordinary wear.  Better still, a man should be employed to devote his whole time to a certain mileage of roads, vvhich would  include a number of beats, to make  repairs as they become necessary.  Every farmer, too, should appreciate  the value of good roads sufficiently  to voluntarily devote time to the  roads passing his property, rather  than permit them to become bad or  impassable because of neglect.  If.jii general municipal system of  employing a nian^to take,care of  certain beatjs is not practicable, a  plaajfollowed in at least o,ne town-  shipituay be of service; in which the  residents interested in pertain ofthe  main roads have subscribed an  amount sufficient ;in all to keep a  man .constantly engaged on each  road. As a measure of economy, it  is certainly advisable to adopt some  means to prevent the roads getting  out-of repair.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given thirt 30 days  after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Worics for a lease of the foreshore  of English Bluff beach, situate in  New Westminster district, com  mencing at a post marked G. H. W  thence west, north westerly one  mile.  GilORGK Henry Wkst.  Dated 21st July, 1902.  Hotel Colonial  J. K. IN8I,BY, Prop.  Rates, $1,50 an4 $2.00 per day.  Special  atteiitiou given   to Commercial  Trarellers.  Or>r. McKeiwie and Clarkjion Sts.  New Westminster, B. C.  Clarington Hotel  South Westminster, B C  Strictly first class accommodation.    Good stabling.   Careful attention given to horses.  J. WISE, Prop  HOTEL LELAND   R. Dowawell, Prop. Vancouver, B. C.  One block from C. P. R. Depot and ateambuat  wharvea. Newly renovated and ru-uiodeHad.  Rates, Ji.jd to (2 per day.  Oor. OmnvlUc ami HaatlnfjsSt*.   ■   -  .   Tet 14,  Surrey Hotel,  SOUTH WESTMINSTER, B. C  firs. K. George, Proprietress.  Newly furnished throughout.   First class accoui  modation.   Choice liquors and cigars.  Good atabling Iu attendance.  Mackay&Southon  oiicre y vrnnnnnp  Columbia street,   -   NEW WEBTMINSTKR.B.C  Have just plaoed in stock tieir second install-  jaieut of  *   Wall Paper  ~  n  aew pattern and at moderate prices, unci cor*  d'ally invite inspection of lame.  FROST & WOODS Open End Binders will harvest  any crop. Roller .and Ball Bearings, Extra tWide Deck,  Relief rollers and other modern improvements. Qtherimakes  in stock.    Catalogues free on application.  T. J. Trapp & Co. Ltd | ^*******  new wBsrwmnn. s.«.  WHOLESALE UQUOR DEPOT,  LARGS STOCK  OF  Wines, Liquors & Mineral Water  Kept on hand and ready to  -   -   Fill Orders at Short Notice.  «  •  Retail Dealers and other visitors to the city should Inspect the stock.    Ouatfer Stat •aatSBBaaaar  te matab the beat.   Family trade a specialty, with prompt ctejlrery fuarutacdi ""  Sole Agant for British Columbia for the Famous Alloaec KagaeaU Mlaanl Watt*.  HARRY FREEMAN,   -   -   New WestmiJurtWi B. 0»  Front Street, Next Steamboat Exchange.  Always in Season  The Suggestion to Buy Home Foods  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirty 633^3 after  date I intenil to apply to the Hon  the Chief Coramissioner -of Lands  and Works for a lease of the foreshore of that portion of Btackle's  Spit, situate in New Westminster  District commencing at a post  marked G. H- W. thence six hundred and twenty yards (620) iu a  south easterly direction, thence  eleven hundred and thirty-five yar'ds  (1135) in nn easterly direction.  Geokgk Hknrt Wkst.  Dated 16th July 1902.  NOTICE  NOTICK is hereby given that thirty flays after  date I intend to apply to the chief-coiuuii.s-  sioner of lands and works for a lease ofihe foreshore of Bedwell Harbor on Pender Island, commencing at a post on Wallace Point marked W.  Mc. aud extending in a north westerly direction  one mile on south shore of Bedwell Harbor.  Dated July loth, 1902-  W. McCRRA.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby (riven that thirty days after  date I intend Jo apply to the chief com  inissiotier of lands and works (or a lease of the  foreshore, commencing al a post marked H. R.  on the south ea«t point of Pender Island nnd extending one mile in a north westerly direction  to the mouth of Bedwell Harbor.  Dated July loth, 1901.  ptUOa   RADI'ORD.  Across America.  A solid vestibuled train daily in  each direction.  Leaves Westminster, 10 a.m. ferry  Arrives Westminster by 2:30 p.m.  ferry.  Finest equipment in the west.  Fastest time to Kootenay and the  east. Tickets on sale to all points  Jn Europe.  D. P. SANDERSON, Agent.  NBW  WESTMINSTER, B. C.  C. E E Co,  TIME TABLE  sNEW WESTiUUSTER-STBVB«3T0N  ROUTE.  •Steamer Transfer, leaves New Westminster, Monday 5 a.m. apd 3 p.  m., ues., Wed., burs., Friday  3 p.m, Saturday 2 p.m. Leaves  Steveston Mon., Tues., Wed.,  Thurs, 7 a. m, Friday 6am.,  and Saturday 7 a.m. aijd 5 p.m.  calling at Fraser River landings  between New Westminster and  Steveston.  VICT0B1A NKW WESTMINSTER  KOUTE.  <3.S.   PrinoeM   Louise  leaves Victoria  Tuesday*   and Fridays   al. 7   a.m.  Leaves   New   ffesttniusttr   Wednesdays   and   Satuodays at 7   a. m.,  calling   a*  Mayiie,   Stavustom   av.d  Guichon.  NEW WESTMJNSTEK-0H1LLIWA0K  ROU?K.  •S:S. Beaver leaves Now Westminster  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. Leaves Chilliwaok  Tuesdays, Thursdays ami Saturdays at 7 a.m., nailing at, Fraser  Kiver landings between New  Westminster aud Chilliwaok.  ALASKA ROUTK.  For Skagway direct, Steamship  Amur.  VICTORIA-VANCOUVER ROUTE.  S:S. Charmer leaves Victoria daily Bt  1 a.m.   S.S. Charmer leaves Van-  otauver daily at 1.-1S p.m,  WEST COAST ROUTE,  fttoa/oer Queen Oity   leaves   Viotoria  let, 16th and SMI day of mouth  for     Pt.     Kenfrtw,    ^QtfftftfcnaJs,  Claooeu. Dodgers Gave, Boole, Al-  berni, Ssahart, tovalel,, t'layqquot  and AhoaBsi.    Fc» Csj£b Scott and  intermediate   prntia     on    20th    of  month. '. 1  NORTHERN  B.C.  COAST ROUTE.  S.S. Tees loaves Victoria II' p.m.  let  and J 5th of imirrtjh.    Leaves Vancouver 2 p.m. on 2nd ana  16th of  month,   for Alert.  Bay,   Fo^fcJ,  Rupert,   Rivers   Inlet,   Nuniu,    Bolla  Bella,   China    Hat,    Lowe   Inlet,  Skeena  River,   Metlakatloh,   Uort  '  Simpson, Nuns River and  intotme-  diate ports, calling at Bella Cool©  «nd Skidsgato once a month.  All   steamers   from   Vancouver   sail  from C.i'.R. wharf.   The Company reserves   the   right    of   changing "time  table at any  time   wiuhout   notification.  For    full    particulars    as   to   time,  rates, etc., u|»plv to nearest agoot, or  to  J. W. TROUT, E. J. COYLE,  Manager, Awt. Oen. Pass Agt.  Vietoria. Vancouvw.  WHEN THEY ARE THB  BEST   IN   THE   WORLD  tbe Brackmati'Ker Cereals  Home Grown and Home Made  SHOULD HAVE A V A I T D BREAKFAST  PLACE ON       I U U K TABLB  ALL     GROCERS  B. C. CIQAR FACTORY  B.C.—Noted Brand.  PHOENIX—With Eagles.  OLD SPORT—Always Reliable.  B. WILBERG & CO. nbw wsstmihstm. ». c.  P, O. BOX Mt.  t  Farm Implements  Of all kinds.     New and up-to-date.     Farmers  should not be without machinery for their farms  Cycleiy Department  Has been restocked with the best makes of Bicycles.     You can buy a Bicycle at the lowest   •  price.    Repairing of all kinds.  Washing* Machines  Makes washing an easy task.     To see one of  these machines will convince you they are O.K.  GENERAL  AUCTIONEER,  I J. F. Stainton, -= Ladner,  1  Hinder Twine, Haling Wire  Baling Ties  Cheapest and B/est  R. F. ANDERSON A CO  NBW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  WWMWitHMH^ ♦»♦■!■♦ lH'UIIIH»l»lt»  Delta Transfer Stable  LADNER, B. C,  SINGLE AND DOUBLE RIGS AND SADDLB HORSES  ON SHORT NOTICE  Team Work Done at Speoially Low Rrloea.  1 JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor.  + Telephone " I^adner" No. 10.  +*♦*+* ♦ •[• ♦ ■!• t ■!■ H- ♦ ■!• ♦ ■!■»■!■ ♦■!•■♦ •!' ♦ *+*+¥■  »••»■'»»•■••'*•'*'»■♦'*■•»•»■<►'»'»■■»■»••»♦■%'%■*'»»'%'%■%'% *^.e>,%^  tbe Delta news, $1 a year  *^ry*yMj>%^o%»^»'e>ejf% THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1902.  LOCAL   NEWS-  Mr?- J. E. Insky and children  ^re spending a few days at the Bay.  The dredge King Edward is at  present at Westminster undergoing  repairs.  G. T. McNally expects shortly  to leave for Toronto where he will  reside.  W. L. McBride and H. N. Rich  were up to the Royal City Monday  on business.  ■ Pike's dredge will shortly commence work again on the River  road construction.  R. F. Anderson and family have  returned to Westminster after several weeks at Boundary Bay.  Miss Mason who has not been enjoying the best of health for some  time is now greatly improved.  Thos. Parkinson of Vancouver,  will arrive on this afternoon's boat  on a visit to his nephew, Rev. I. W.  Williamson.  Maggie and Freddie Mackenzie  returned home Wednesday evening  from a months v-sit with the families  fif R, E. Kittson and councilor Thos.  Robertson at East Delta.  'W. J. Glencross who has been 111  the hotel business for some years  died at Ashcroft last week. He  was at one time proprietor of the  Queen's Hotel at Westminster.  Benjamin Young and the Misses  Young's cf Astoria, Ore. were visitors to the Delta this week at Mr.  Swenson on Westham Island. Mr.  Young is a wall known canneryman  and for a number ,of years was engaged in the fishing and canning  business on the Fraser river.  The B, C. Cigar Factory at New  Westminster has lately received a  large consignment of Al tobacco  #nd are making some extensive improvements in the factory. Smokers ofthe "B. C." and "Old Sport"  will find them better than ever.  The cigars turned out at this factory  are high grade, baud made and are  indisputable leaders in the B. C.  market, being generally recognized  As the best quality and excellence.  Protect your horses and cattle by  losing "Shoofly," a reliable preparation put up and for sale by F. J.  MacKenzie, druggist.  -% '4-%j»-^.'*&'«■ ',',0 T. "*-   r- '"*■"%-**-■** *t-**VSV "V <i-l*.^k  U  With  T. A. MUIR & CO., New  Westminster  Will make a -visit to  Ladner  NEXT WKKK  s  To Remain Two Days  People with defective eye  sight should not miss this opportunity of consulting one  who has spent over thirty  years in his profession. All  errors of refraction corrected  by the most modern methods  and satisfaction guaranteed.  Consultation free.    Office at  MacKenzie's  Drug Store  ^%.-%,'<lv%,'«»-,»v'%,^. ■*.-%. ^-*-%^%.-V *.-%.-**.».'•.<?»  BY SPECIAL REQUEST  % 5. BEAVER  \FjJl make another of those delightful trips  down tjje Fraser RiVet to the ureal fishing cente*-  of Steveston on  IDftUBIIfllf  {.cage C. p. N. wharf,"Westminster «t 3 p. m.  i<:f,urnuiy. leaving Steveston at 6:30 p.m.  This will enable excursionists 10 view the cast.  4ng and drawing of hundreds of nets—a sight of  • lifetime.  Pare round trip from Ladner  ?S cents.  farm For Sale  A, good farm for sale,  suitable for stock or grain,  good water. Easy distance, of Ladner, situated  on Trunk road. Further  particulars apply  A. care of NEWS Office.  We have the stock, we know how  to treat you well, and feel that we  are entitled to your patronage. Try  os for anything usually kept in a  first class drug store.  Specialties:  MAGAZINES,  STATIONERY,  AND SPECTACLES.       -     -  E. J. MacKenzie,  CliiSl i DfODDlSt.  LADNER,    -   -   -   -   B. C.  Drugs, medicines, toilet articles,  stationery supplies'! sporting goods,  etc., delivered free at Boundary  Bay Tuesdays and Fridays.  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.  r^i "•  rRESH  rpuiTS  Peaches,  Apricots,  Pears,  Plums,  Prunes, &c.  Moderate   Prices  CITY BAKERY  DO YOU NEED  HARNESS  If so place your order early,  and avoid the spring rush  Everything ha Harness  and Saddlery ai  Moderate Prioes.  ii. Mcdowell,  LADNER, B. C,     -  ♦EGBERT MAY!  Ladner,    -    B. C.    '  Fresh  1 Groceries;  t   Tinware, Graniteware, Etc,  |i  — !!  J   SCHOOL  SUPPLIES  \\  foundry   C >y's. '  »  Agent for  \ The   Gurney  F,  , .  \     Oxford Stoves and Ranges, ji  t       The best on the market. j.  f 1 . •  BOOTS  &■  SHOES  FOR  BARGAINS  IN    THESE    GOODS  CALI, ON  DKYGOODS I  GENTS  FURNISHINGS  W. L ricBRIDE  i  PORT GUICHON, B. C.  'Phokb 5  COME  AND INSPECT  THESE GOODS  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  f     CHOICE  ^GROCERIES  9  BEST       f  BRANDS OF 1  FLOUR  A NEW LINE OF  LADIES BLOUSES        LADIES SAILORS  LADIES SKIRTS LADIES WHITE UNQERWBA* '§  AND STAPLE DRYGOODS  FRESH :-: GROCERIES :-: EVERY :-: WEEK   $  -AT-  i  *  1  »*>^*+*-H-+*+*+*+-H-* f-I* ♦ •1-HH4-H  ly. J. Ijukberson's  m  Summer is here and you need a stove that  will do the greatest amount of cooking  with the least amount of heat   -    -    -   L*  IA McClary Famous Stovei  {        will fill the bill/  MARSHALL SMIXH  Sole Agent  LADNER, : : :■; R. &  THE FAMOUS  to •  t  I  We would call your special attention to t\is depart-  • nient, everything is kept thoroughly up-to-date in  every •  particular.    New goods arriving continually.  MACKENZIErS   DRYGOODS  STORE.  LADNER. /  in i 111111  J.. HENLEY   I  I  I  T  f  f  A.'.NEW WESTMINSTER,    ; :  P. C.  1 Manufacturer!) of all kinds ol  1 Soda Water, Ginger  X    Ale arid Summer  } Drinks.  I       Your jratronage solicited  <•■♦>  ®t)©»Se@»©e©»0«©a©»)©«-©» off r-<?»®»C*<Ce©s©s©*C»#«»  INSURE YOUR pfiOFFO*yr   with—7—  Queen Quality Shoe  FOR WOMEF  LADIES : If you want to wear the shoe that won the highest  honors at the Pan-American Exposition, then ask for the Queen Quality  shoe, it received the GOLD HEDAL.  This is the reasons we are selling " Empwss Shoes"' at cost as they  have never received a medal of any kind and are not tp be compared  with the The Famous Queen Quality.  We are sole agent for New Westminster.  W. E. SINCLAl R, H| 8106 StOfC Ol || WHf  NOTICE TO CAMPERS  Fishermen & Picnic Parties  The new store at Boundary Bay is now completed and carries. % foil  stock of.Choice Groceries, Canned Goods and everything a camper needs.  Cigars and Sott Drinks. Good Bathing.  S3  New Westminster, 13. C.  Tng insurance-Ag&&&vv  -r   Mwaey to Lorn*,   m  Call at the Old Stand lately, occupied by P. Clark.  First class work. Your patroaage solicit-  W. H. TAYLOR,     -     -     PROP.  A-»-A*A+.A-»A-+A+-A~A~-A-»-'Zi+A+- •-♦:»fr»^'  Special!Special!  J. MEN'S NAVY  HARD FINISHED SERGE  j.       SUITS.   This week $6.50, Size from 3^-42  I YOUTH'S as above $6, Size 32.35  I       J. E. PHILLIPS  f     709-7n Columbia Street   ;-;    New Westminster,  t


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