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Array a :  I  VH, i. Nix 43.  LADNER, B. C, SATURDAY,   DECEMBER 13, 1902.  ■3=a==Hss«a»pp|S*».  SKfiO a ysMr  gaaa__gg_3__B  Meetings      Held      This  Week.   Sidewalk  Proposed.  The council met on Dec. Sth, all  the members being prerent.  Minutes of previous meeting read  and adopted  Communications were read as  follows: From J. A.. Catherwood,  giving notice of the meeting of  Reeves convention to. be held in  New Westminster on Dec. 19th, received and the reeve instructed to  attend.  A petition was presented from H.  R. L. Morgan and others protesting  Against the passing the Delta Dyking and Drainage 1892 Scheme Bylaw No*. 3, received and the coun.  cil decided to take no action.  A petition was also read from W  H. Smith and others, asking for a  drainage ditch at the rear of their  property, received and laid over for  consideration.  The Delta Dyking and Drainage  1892 Scheme By-law No. 3 was  passed as finally reconsidered.  The following accounts were  passed for payment:—John Holmes  gravel on Homes road, £49,42;  Jdhn Simpson hauling gravel, etc.  $17.88; Marshall Smith, sundries  $26.30; E Lefroy, repaying Embree  road $28.00; Henderson Bros, $12;  H 1 Cresswell, work on roads  $11.50; San Kee, work on Trunk  road, $111.70; Howey & Reid,  #145.95; J J Burr, work on Cres.  cent Island road, $67.25; David  Price, work on Crescent Island road,  $26.00; J Allison, work on roads,  $2.90; Harry Burr, repairing Crescent Island road, $9.00; J W Pik'e,  driving piles, etc, $75 00; N A McDiarmid, salary, $120 00; Sing  Lee, work on G B Main road $5 60,  San Kee, Westham Island road,  $11 25; L G McCallan work on  Scott road, $1 00; Ellen Fenton,  caretaking town hall, $5 00; J B  Elliott, building bridges, $321 00.  The council then adjourned till  Wednesday, Dec. 10th, at 2 p m.  Council met December 10th, all  •ftnembers being present.  Minutes of previous meeting read  end adopted.  A communication froir F. B.  Pemberton asking for gravel on  Canoe Pass road was received and  laid over for consideration of next  council.  A Petition was read from the  Ladner Cornet Band asking for a  donation of $100 00. On motion  It was decided to donate the band  $50 00.  Councilors McCallan and Ladner  were instructed tc have the public  wharf ot Ladner repaired.  Councilor Burr was authorized to  have a three plunk walk built on  Delta street and on Westham street  from Delta street to Slough road.  The reeve and clerk were instructed to sign contract with H D Benson for the repairing of the east end  .drainage ditch..  . The council adjourned till Saturday, December,13th at 2 p. m.  The  A CRAZY IDEA,  farcaciai   comedy   entitled  LICENSING BOARD.  A meeting of the licensing board  ■Xiet at the council chamber* on  Wednesday afternoon. The following members were present: Reeve  W. H. Ladner, councilors J. B.  Burr, Wm. Arthur and H. J. Kirkland, J. P. Applications from the  Guichon and Delta Hotels were received and granted. There were  no objections..  J, Oliver,; M..P-. Pm. is at Victoria.  "A Crazy Idea" played last night  in the town hall, by the Excelsior  Dramatic Society, can be termed a  success. The play from start to  finish was interesting and each and  everyone showed that they had endeavored to give the general public  a good time. It would be hard to  pick out any individual character  as the best, but out of the nineteen  who appeared there were several  who took their parts exceptionally  well, and Ladner can well be proud  to have in their midst, talent that  if put on the professional stage  would make their mark in the theatrical world.  The enthusiastic patronage which  attended this entertainment will be  an inducement for the Ladner Amateurs to favor the public at an  early date with another comedy,  and without doubt the Dramatic  Society will receive the support it  deserves.  During the evening the orchestra  of the Ladner Band played several  selections, which were highly appreciated and proved a valuable addition to the entertainment .  The receipts of the society, after  paying the expenses incurred, will  be devoted to some worthy object  which will be decided upon shortly.  Those acting in the cast were ;  Mr and Mrs Cauuing; Mr and Mrs McBride;  Mrs McKee and Misses li Reid;  M Green; 1'al-  and Messrs. W It Smith; D A  B S McDonald; and  MI  Poyular   Young    Couple  Married on Wednesday.  tonee; r, Art.'nir  Oliver; C Artlr.ir; R \v Reii!  P M Urooke-Switli,  THE I. O. F.  The  Independent Order of For  esters are inaugurating a vigorous  winter campaign, and for the  months of November, December and  January are remitting to new members the registration fees, which applicants usually have to pay upon  joining. The order has made wonderful strides during the year, and  will add to its membership many  thousands during the next three  months.  Its membership roll now contains  a good deal over 230,000 of insured ^on-  or beneficiary memoers. Its accumulated funds reach to$6,000,000  and these funds are increasing at  the rate of three-quarters of a million dollars a year, notwithstanding  that the order pays out $500 every  working hour of the year to widows  and orphans. A record of over  $12,000,000 already paid promptly  on death claims stands to its credit.  The I. O. F. is undoubtedly a great  and progressive institution. The  report upon its investments, made  by a committee composed of able  and independent brethern at the Supreme Court meeting in Los Angeles, stated that in all the investments of its funds the Supreme Executive had never lost a dollar.  This is certainly a unique experience.  C. H. E. Rea, A. I. A., F. R.  A. S.| the actuary ofthe order, recently stated in regard to it, "After  exhaustive tests, I have failed to  find a weak spot in its structure."  We congratulate tho order and its  Supreme Chief Ranger upon their  work.—Toronto Daily Star, October  28, 1902.  Mr. J. Irvine, representing the  I. O. F., is in town for a week or so  and is staying at Hick's Hotel.  A meeting of tbe I. O. F. will be  held in Oddfellows' ballon Thursday  evening. All members and sojourning Foresters a re requested to attend.  A quiet wedding took place at an  early hour on Wednesday morning  in the home of C. Beadleston, of  Ladner, when, in the presence of a  few friends of the family, Bert C.  Beadleston and Miss Maud A. Peacock were happily united in the  holy bonds of matrimony. The  Rev. Thos. Oswald performed the  ceremony. Miss Belle Beadleston,  sister of the groom, attended the  bride, while Thos. Patterson assisted the groom.  The bridegroom, who has just  passed through several weeks of  severe sickness, and is now all but  restored to his wonted health, is  widely and fovorably known on the  Delta. The bride was for sometime  the popular public school teacher at  Point Roberts', Wash.  After the ceremony wa9 performed, the friends adjourned to  the residence of W. McCrae,  brother-in-law to the groom, where  they sat down to a well purveyed  wedding breakfast. The table,  needless to say, was daintly decorated with touches of holly and  flowers which added brightness and  beauty to the occasion. The function having been brought to a joyous termination, the happy couple,  amid showers of rice, drove off to  take the morning train at Cloverdale for Tacoma, where they wilj  spend their Christmas season in the  home of Mrs. Beadleston's mother.  On their return, in a few weeks,  Mr. and Mrs. Beadleston will take  up their residence at Point Roberts,  where Mr. Beadleston is connected  with the Alaska Packing  Associa-  :'.ll right. Giviug advice to the  1'temier, he said. "Don't give  away the country to get a northern  railway. Give the farmers a chance  to get their products into the Koot-  enay, so that the United States  might not get all that trade."  WESTMISTER ELECTION.  Monday last was election day in  Westminster. The day Was wet,  and the poll was smaller then it had  been for years. The polling places  were the old library building on McKenzie street; the fire hall, Sapperton, and No. 947 Columbia street  in the West end.  As a result ofthe poll, the returning officer, W. A. Duncan, declared  the following elected as aldermen  for 19,03:  Wesley E. Vanstone (re- elected),  Marshall Sinclair (re-elected), B.  W. Shiles (re-elected), A J. Holmes, W. W. Forrester, R. A. Johnson (re-elected), Ralph Wilson.  The following were declared elected a3 school tiustees:—Win. A.  Dashwood-Jcnes, John Reid re-elected, James Cunningham, re-elected  At Westminster Tuesday  Morning.    Loss  $72,000,  The worst fire since the disait»  rous conflagration on the ever-mem"  orable night of Sept. 10th, 1898, occurred at New Westminster on Monday morning when property valued  at $72,000 went up in smoke.  The Dupont block, built by Major Dupont, Victoria, was cns&pjete-  ly gutted, and five 'business frsjaa  burned out.  The fire started in tbe basement  of John A. Lees furniture store,  how, is not yet definitely known,  but within a very few minutes the  premises were filled with very dense  smok-e, which soon spread to th*  stores on either side and prevented  ingress from Columbia street,.  Under the circumstances consider*  able time elapsed before the firemen  could locate the blaze, which had  The names were in the order of raade *reat ^way amongst thre.  their standing.  W.   H.   Keary  by acclamation.  was   re-elected  GIFTS TO THE BAND.  The municipal council made a  grant of $50 to the Ladner Cornet  Band this week. The reeve and  councilors also intend to give two  days of their indemnity as a gift to  tlie band. This is a good idea, and  shows that the reeve and councilors  intend to give personally fo this  well deserving institution. Push it  along reeve.  PUBLIC MEETING.  Ts Discuss Artesian Wells for This  Section.  A public meeting will be held in  the town ball on Monday evening,  December 15th, at 8 oc);ock, to discuss the advisability of sinking artesian wells in this section, te secure  good water for domestic purposes.  This is a move in the right direction, and it is hoped that some  feasable proposition will be brought  forward to secure better water for  the town and adjoining places.  PIONEER'S GATHERING.  The thirty-second annual dinner  of theVictsria Pioneer Society was  given Friday in the Hotel Victoria.  There was an excellent dinner served, after which a toast list was  gone through with. The speeches  as usual upon such occasions became  reminiscent, and the early days of  the province were constantly alluded to.  Col. Prior, premier of the province, made his first Bpeech since  taking charge of provincial affairs  and .eferred briefly to the possible  outcome of politics.  Reeve W. H Ladner, of Delia,  was in attendance and being called  upon said: "The farmers from  Ladner want good roads and especially railway facilities to the  capital. If the government would  give them this the farmers would be  SIDEWALK TO BE BUILT.  Councilor J. B. Bun, at the municipal council ou Wednesday  brought forward the proposition for  a sidewalk along the main thoroughfare ofthe town of Ladner.  Tbe idea is to lay a thre«'plank  walk from MacKenzie's drug store  along that side ofthe street to the  end of Dr. King's property, then  across the road to pass by the Hick's  house on to P. Clark's blacksmith  shop.  The Delta News advocated sidewalks some time ago and we are  glad to see that councillor Burr has  brought the matter to a head. A  walk along the road is necessary for  pedestrians at this time of the year  and the council will receive blessings from parties whot have been  compiled to walk along the road  in si i:ab. and.dodging wagons, etc.  The road superintendent will  commence work at once.  Some of our local game hogs  have been taking advantage of the  bricht moonlight, by shooting along  the river until late at night. The  parties indulging in this unlawful  occupation* are known and an example will be made of them unless  the shooting is stopped at once.  We are glad to see such men as  W. H. Ladner call around occasionally, especially when they bring, as  did Mr. Ladner the other day, an  apple weighing over twelve ounces,  wl'.ose flavor was delicious; quality,  excellent, and size—well! a half-  brother to the pumpkin.  Fred Arthur, son of Councilor  and Mrs. Arthur, who has spent  several months in the Okanagan  district for his health, returned  home Thursday afternoon to remain  some time.  Monday evening Mr. and Mrs.  A. McDiarmid entertained a  friends at their residence on  Stanley street, where a most enjoyable evening was .spent.  few-  Attend the public meeting in the  town hall ou Monday evening at  8 o'clock.  Mrs. J. Kirkland returned Thursday from a visit with old friepds in  Nanaimo,"  carloads of furniture newly arrive4  for the Christmas trade. Twice it  seemed that the firemen had- rot the  upper hand, but each time there wm  a fresh outburst of flames, and jt  was not till 2 o'clock that the safety  of the adjoining Holhrook bote'  block was assured.  Owing to the way tbe building  was laid out the circuity of fights.  ing the §r.e wa,s somewhat increased;  and twi.ee the $am*s ^ook hold pj  the Holbrook roof, persistent ap*  plication of water from, seven streams;  at high pressure *ventua,lly won the  day, but things looked black for-  Columbia street for a time, when  at one time the flames reached the  stock of ammunition in 'Anderson'*  hardware store. All the explosives  but two small kegs of sporting pow,  der had been previously removed,  but these caused quite an explosion  followed by an almost incessant  discharge of thousands of gun _%d  ana rifle cartridges. No damage,  however, was done by this.  The losses are as follows :—R. F.  Anderson & Co., hardware, $35,000,  insured ts 80per cent. J. A. Lee,  furniture, $6,000 ; insurance $3,500,  Alex. Matheson, liquors, $7,000;  total loss. H. T. Kirk, stoves, |ft-  500; insurance, $2,500. Liberal  clnb $1,000. Gas Co., $200. N  J. Larsen, grocer, and Brown'*res  taurant, $200.  Lee' loss is comparatively heavy,  as he had just started in business  and three carloads of furniture, bis  day's bank dep«it, and the store  cash of $250 and books were all dt?  stroyed.  Notwithstanding the stupendous  drain of six streams from the high.  est pressure hydrants, for five hour*  the water in the city reservoir1 only  fell 22)4 inches, leaving over 10  feet in depth,  Ths burned out _erch*nts are alt  ready preparing to. open new quar-.  ters. Larsen's grocery stock, mninr  sured, was all removed safely with  little loss, other gwers coming to,  his assistance. Tbe Liberal club  occupied rooms recently vacated by  the Public Works department, and,  it was lately furnished with twt>  billiard tables. R. F. Anderson 8$  Co., will resume business as soon as  stock arrives and quarters secured.  Dr. Wilson and E. A, Bown took  in the cities Thursday.  Miss McKay, of Vancouver, is via*  iting with Mrs. John Mackenzie.  ft  »■• * ■ THE D£LTA N£WS: SATURDAY, DECEMBER ij, i9«w.  THE DELTA NEWS  By RIC.   A- tfJLASEjl.  ,ass)STrlptioti Price, pet yeajr in advance, $t.oo  6AT«_DAY,    DECEMBER   13,   199?..  ABOLITIQN OF WARDS.  A number of people are signing  the petition seeking for the abolition of the ward system and a good  deal of interest is being taken in  the question. It is claimed by those  who oppose the change, that it doe3  not work satisfactorily elsewhere  and that it is a retrograde step.  The city of New Westminster bas  been without the ward system for  years and the people are so satisfied  with tbe present methods that they  have no notion of reverting to  wards. Nanaimo is becoming Interested in the movement and petitions are now out for signature  for tbe purpose of effecting the abolition of wards in the coal city.  The abolition of the wards is a  sound step. Those who oppose the  change assert that the ward system  assures a certain amount of representation to the minorty.but it is not  easy to see how this conclusion is  arrived at. If, however, instead of  the present system of multiple voting, tbe councillors were elected by  means of a scheme of proportinal  representation voting, the minority  would really have au opportunity of  yacht is entirely framed, and  Messrs. Fife, Wringe and Sharnian  Crawford all agree that she looks  ever inch a winner." The trials of  the new yacht begin at the end of  April. The first will be made on  the Clyde, another in the Solent and  a third again on the Clyde before  the yacht is dismantled. It is  stated that the trial races of jSham-  rock III. in American waters will  probably be against Shamrock II.,  but if this is not possible Shamrock  I. will be taken across for the trial  races with the new challenger.  A BOVINE SOLILIQUY.  A cow of grave and thoughtfull  mein, lay stretched at ease upon the  green; an ancient kine, whose snowy  brows proclaimed her patriarch of  cows. She glanced with retrospective gaze, across the plains where  cattle graze, and resting peacefully  and sedate, proceeded thus to ruminate: ' 'For some decades and sundry years, I've browsed about this  vale of tears; and ssen full many a  shift and change take place on this  terrestial range; I've seen my kin-  folks dap by day, in countless thousands led away to fall beneath the  butcher's stroke or groan beneath  the driver's yoke, in cutlets, joints,  ribs, steaks, and chops; we grace a  thousand butcher shops; our bones  by all mankind are gnawed, our  hides beneath their feet are trod;  we're fried, stewed, roasted, grilled  and boiled, corned, canned, jerked,  embalmed and broiled; dried, tinned, pickled, chopped and mashed;  I pressed, boned, deviled, smoked tu>d  electing men of their choice, and no  particular set or party,   or clique If"  ,    ,      .. 4    . .  *. v ^    'hashed.    For   centuries   we   have  would have an opportunity of elect-!been abused| humiliated and mining men of their choice, and no par-, ured; but now at last our day bus  ticular set or party, or clique woulu j come—the great Bovine millenium,  have unopposed control of affairs, when-man must pay for all our ills,  To illustrate; let us suppose a  oouncil of ten elected by a thousand  voters.  For first cass Tpnsorial  work go to McClellan's  op, lira, Pipes, tie  Try the Nsw Cfeor " PURTTANOS."  FIVE CENTS  Get your milk from the Hazel  Grove Dairy, delivered morning and  evening at five cents a quart. All  kinds of apples and vegetables at  market price.      W. A. Kirkland.  FOUND  On Wednesday, December 3rd,  near the Holly Cannery, a clinker  built skiff.  About November 20th, two pigs  strayed on to my premises.  Owners of the above property can  have same by proving and paying  expenses. H. Houston.  FOR SALE.  Ten choice milk cows, pick of  fourteen. Also one registered Ayrshire bull calf.  W. H. LADNER,  LADNER, B. C.  STRAYED  Strayed on to my premises about  November ist. 1902, one sheep.  Owner can have same by proving  property and paying expenses.  Alex. Davie. •  W.   N.  DRAPER,  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Room 1, Kllard Mock, New Westminster, D.C  at  STAINTGN'S  and clearly, too, iu long gfeeu bills,  : for  now  we're in  the   great beei  trust, and pay our price he will and  If six hundred voters unite musti    No ulore he M,cfc.,;  Rt con,  on a ticket of ten  candidates,   they  cau elect the whole council  aud the  beef hash,   to-day   it's  weight in  casiv,  with  Heaters, Farm Implemznts, Picture, Framing  and General Repairing.   Coal Oil and  Gasoline.  J. F. STAINTON,   ....   Ladner, B. C  worth   its I  every bit oil  400 minority will not be able to juicy beef, be mingles bitter tears of  _      ,     Riiet."    Thus musiug ou her alter-  elect  any  representative.    On   the  other hand under the proportional  representation system of voting, the  600 electors, having to divide their  votes arrong the candidates they  war.t, cannot elect more than six,  and the 400 minority can elect four  alt'er men, and a fairer degree of  representation all around is thus  secured.—Sentinel.  DENIS MURPHY.  ifo the Electors of the West  Riding of Yale District.  ^ij£NTLKMKN :—  _ he fact that you are without a  representative iu the'. House calls  for a word of explanation from me.  Ever since you did me the honor to  elect me as your representative I  have conscientiously endeavored to  do my duty towards you ; with what  measure of success you are the best  judges. All I cai*, 4fty at tne  present time is, that in my recent  ■eemingly erratic course I was actuated by the same desire, and when  the time comes for me to fully explain the matter I have no fear  that I will tall in your estimation.  In tbe meantime I desire to thank  my many friends throught the riding for the strong assurances of  Support which I received last week  when for a brief period it seemed as  if I would be jn the field £oy re-election.  Ypnrs faithfully,  D. MURPITY.  SHAMROCK III.  ■ed state,  the old   vaccine   waxed  qnile elate; and when  tke  butcher!  carte to slay she ambled peacefully |  away,   remarking   calmly   as   she   \\ lHClSOl1  went, "Farewell to all, I die content, the man who whets his teeth  on  me,   gets nil  that's coming to  him,   see?"     Concluding    as   she  glanced around, "I feel  like thirty  cents—per   pound.—Van    Alstyne  News.  TAILORING  Clothes Altered, Cleaned and Repaired.  I'arcels left at W. L. McBride's store and A. Walker'* und W. R. McCleUau's barber shop will be  called for on Monday and returned on  Saturday.  0. W. WALKER.  Corner Columbia & Bcgbie, SU.  NEW WESTMINSTER  Sample rooms for commercial travelers. Cen  traliy situated iu business portion of the city  Accommodation aud dining room first class. Convenient to tramway terminus and C P K. depot  and steamboats. Ratts ft, {1.25 and J1.50.  A. VACHON,       ....      Proprietor  Glasgow Dec.  6.—Sir   Thomas  Lipton, after an inspection of Shamrock III. to-day, said :    " I am delighted with the extent and nature I nt 7:30 o'clock  j»f the work ^lready  done.    The  THE REEVES' CONVENTION.  Notices have been issued for the  annual meeting of the reeves and  ex-reeves of rural uiuniciyalities, to  be held in Westminster on Friday,  19th inst. These meetings have  produced very interesting discussion  in the past, and are expected to  have a good effect upon legislation  affecting the municipalities.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  all saint's TRENANT  Service will be held in the morning at 11 o'clock tnd   in  the evening at 7 o'clock bv Rev Bell.  BAPTIST.  Services .\vill be held Sunday  evening at 7, I. W. Williamson,  pastor.  CATHOLIC  Reverend Father Edui. Beytavin,  0. M. I. Services first and third  Sunday of each month at 10:30 a m.  METHODIST.  Serv ices next Lord's Day at 3 p.m  A N  Millar, pastor  ST. ANDREW'S  PRESBYTERIAN  Services next Lord's Day at 11  a.m. and 7 p.m.  Sabbath School at 2 p 131    Midweek meeting on Thursday evening  Hotel Colonial  J. U. INSLEV, Prop.  Rates', $1.50 and $j.oo per day.  Special  attention  given   tu^oimnercial  Travellers.  Cor. McMeRfie and Clarksuti Sts.  New Westminster, B. C.  Clarington Hotel  South Westminster, B C  Strictly Brat class accommodation.     Good slab-  ling.   Careful attention given to hones.  J. WISE, Prop  HOTEL LELAND    R. DowsWell, Prop. v«ncou«r, B. C.  One block from C. V.  R.  Depot and Btenmboiit  whurveH.   Newly renovated aud m-modelled.  Rnteft, 51.50 ty fi per day.  Cor. OwmvUle aiid ttajittagtiftfl,   -   •  -   Tel. w*  Thomas Oswald, minister.  Surrey Hotel,  SOUTH WKSTMINSTKR, B. C,  Mrs. K. Gkorok,  Proprietress.  Newly furnished throughout.   First class accotn  tnodution.   Choice l-.quura and cigars.  Good stabling In attendance.  LADNER, B. C.  P. SHIRLEY, Proprietor.  Conveniently   situated and  first class in every particular.  BESY CUISINE SERVICE  A— ft*<■ *-♦' fr—'^-•♦-♦•~:*-»-<>--<C«—   •»♦»♦•«•♦•*♦ "♦■«).♦-'> ■■♦'t»|jMi«) ■».  The  Delta  s  WILL BE ENALRQED IN FEBRUARY 1903  t  I  I  i  X  To increase your Business insert an ad. in The Delta  News, it reaches every household in Delta Municipality.  It contains all the Local happenings of the village and  district and no businees firm  should neglect to have an ad.  in it.  Bill 5101IIA IB  Gif(9«9(4>*9(O>O«l«8*AO*9*t*0*e>#*0i|*f*l'l  Job Printing  to  of all kinds done neatly and  at reasonable prices. If you  want anything in the printing  line you ean get it at The  Delta News office, Leave  your order and it will be attended to.  Butter Makers  Secure your parchment at The  Delta News office. This stock  of paper is the best in the  province. You can get it  either printed or plain. When  you need butter paper call or  send to this off.ee.  t  t  __  ■  < >  tbe Delta Hews, Ladner \  v,.A~A*A*ii*+-A~A*A~A-.A.yA'*A-+ ^'-•^♦^•♦•••'^■^'■''♦■•■♦■'♦''■♦■'■♦■•■•i'y THE HELTA NEWS, SAXURJlAY, DECEMBER 13, 1902.  CORRESPONDENCE.  (The editor is not responsible for  the opinions expressed by correspondents.)  MR. ALLISON REPLIES.  Editor The Delta News, Sir : My  Attention was called to a letter in  four last issue from E. A. Bown.  Ifr. Bown does not attempt to refute anything I said, neither does  he keep to the public question,  which is, "will the electors request  all candidates at the next annual  election, to employ white men only  on the public road, instead of this  vulgar tyrant and chinamen?"  But he alludes to private residents  and their private affairs in order to  point out what he thinks inconsistent on my part.  1 He also says he has no desire to  find fault with anyone for hiring  Chinamen when it is the custom of  the country.    I might 'explain that  I. never hired Chraamen a day until   I   came to  Ladner and then I  .offifted white men double pay to  dig potatoes, but was told it was  not the custom here for white men  to dig potatoes and ditches, so I  had to follow the custom  until  C.  C. Green came along with his ditching machine when I  promptly engaged   him, and   white   men   can  yet have  double   pay   during the  potato season.     I   have   travelled  from ocean to ocean three times and  nev«r saw a Chinaman working on  the public roads  until  I came to  Ladner and I do not remember seeing the ;n here jintil this ro^d foreman   was   appointed,   therefore, I  ka-ew  it js  not  the custom of the  . country.  You will .observe how misleading  Mr,. Bown's letter is. He has  shifted from the public question to  one of private affairs.  During my eight yeats residence  in Nanaimo the editor of the Nana.-  inio paper often asked me to correspond, because he knew that I confined my remarks to public questions—used two weapons only—  truth and righf and always signed  «ny own name.  Now, Mr. Editor, with this explanation, and your permission, I  am ready to discuss this public  question until election, with anyone  signing his own name, but if you  receive a letter with my name attached refering to private residents  or private affairs, you may rest assured that it is a forgery.  Yours truly,  J. Allison.  GENERAL ADVICE.  Editor The Delta News, Sir: The  turn has risen and set many times  •ince The Delta News first saw the  light. As you will remember I  had the honor of turning the crank  for the first issue and a few subsequent ones. I have also had the  honor for many years of reporting  from time to time just what happened arouud here, to the Vancouver World and the Westminster  Columbian. If memory serves me  aright, my first correspondence from  the Delta was written in 189.0.  The late Thos. T. A. Boys, Ed.  Bown, and others have done noble  work through the press, but I venture to say not one of them looked  for fame, far from it. Would that  some one else more able would take  up tbe cudgels and place before the  people through the press, who and !  what we are, what we are doing, etc.  A word of advjqe and encouragement to young aspirants from my  experiences of thirty-five years ago.  My cutechism was then and is uow:  —Facts; brevity j wash all dirty lin-  nen at home; say » Ifind word when  you can; don't.be fooled ;hy street  yarns; carefully avoid misstatements  of. political meetings no matter  which side you are on; be progressive; when not sure say nothing;  don't imagine you're the only pebble on the beach; above all be British and nail your colors to the mast.  By observing the above rules I  have had no trouble with editors or  the reading public. On the contrary, an immense amount of pleasure has been my lot in knowing  that I have been at least a hewer of  wood and drawer of water in the  camp of country correspondents.  Now for a word about The Delta  News. It is the very thing we  have talked about and agitated for  years, and in common with those  we have talked to the concensus of  opinion appears to be that the bill is  well filled.  Chilliwack went through the  same experience in the early nineties and by the able management of  Mr. Jackman, Chilliwack and the  Progress are growing up together  very satisfactorily.  With the rest we  are very glad  that we can sit down  and read The  News,   telling  ns about  the good  folk with whom we are }so  well acquainted.     I don't think  there is  much  room  for complaint having,  as we have, churches and schools,  our  municipal  council, (which are  hard to equal), lands that can't be  beat,   with  no debt, excepting the  dyke, an interesting weekly of our  own, the  Westminster  Columbian,  the   World   and   other   city   papers, all of which  during the long  winter evenings, after the .stock  is  comfortably  housed,   is   when  the  farmer  aud   family,   toasting  their  shins by  a cheerful fire,  do their  reading.    At  this time of the year  among the farmers   is   when  the  firm that advertises   get   in   their  work,   it is  also now when the political questions are settled  in  advance.    It is all  "tommyrot"  to  imagine for  a moment that the tillers of the soil makes up his mind  how to vote on the day of election,  and, if I mistake not, that is what  the patched up Prior-Dunsniv.irgov-  ernment will find at the next marking of ballots.  Uncle Sam was very kind to the  farmers of Gulfside last week, sending with the wind and tide a year's  supply of firewood with a few extras thrown in, for fencing, bridges,  etc. Anticipating space, I remain,  Yours faithfully,  Guy W. Walkbr.  Gulfside, Delta, Dec. 8th, 1002.  Dl  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.  •!-+«!->^f^-H">!->v-r^i-:'t^4.i-4>+^-fv^>f^^fv-r-^f^4-'H^"  fer  ransici ^ta  LADNER, B. C.  iSINGLE AND IXDU.BLE RIGS AMD  SADDLE HORSES  ON SHORT NOTICE  Team Work Bone ai SpesisaOly Low Pr3o&s.  JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor.  4- Telephone "Ladner" No. 10.  LADNER, B. C.  W.ALEXANDER, PROP.  Livery rigs and  saddle  horses for  hire.     Horses bought and sold  on commission,  ^eamiogdcne on short notice.  P. Clark  General BlaoltsmHh  Ladner, B. C.  First class  class work  Plorseshoing  a specialty.  If you want first class work  SEND YOUR LAUNDRY TO THE  New Method Steam Laundry  NEW  WESTMINSTER,  W. R. McGlellan, Agent, - - Ladner.  Leave Laundry on Monday and  it will  be returned  on  Saturday-  Gents clothes cleaned and pressed.     Blankets and Curtains a specialty..  Binder Twin®, Bssll^g Wkre  Cheapest and Best  R.F.  NEW WBOTMINyrER, B. C.  f  _    J  1  7nn  Call at the Old Stand lately occupied by P. Clark.  First class work. Your patronage solicited.  W. H. TAYLOR,     -     -     PROP.  Rosea,   Rhododendrons,  A_aliea,  Small Praita.  Shade   Trees,  at leas than  McRAE =  I III  .. New . •  Westminster.  TOWN HALL, LADNER  The farcical Comedy, in tour acts  entitled  Greenhouse and bedding out  plants,  eastern or foreign prices.  Clean certificate from tlie inspector.  Garden, Field, and Flower Seeds.    Kach T_rletj*  tested as to vitality, and at cloae prices.  Fertilizers,   Bee Supplies,   Agricultural  Em pie  ments, &c  New catalogue tells vou all about it.   Call and  examine our stock: and get our Hut or send  for it: it will save you money.  Address  M.  J.   HENRY,  3000 Westminster Road,    •    -    Vancouver, B. C.  0. T. Baher  B. C. CIGAR FACTORY  B. C—Noted Brand.  PHOENIX—With  Eagles.  OLD SPORT—Always  Reliable.  WILBERG & CO. nkw westinsteh, d. c.  P. O. BOX 661.  Agent for  Ladner, B. C.  A full stock of Buggiea, Carriages always on  hand.   Repairing of all description!.  To Intelligent Business  Men and Farmers:  Insure your Stocks, Homes and  Barns in the Anglo-Amexican and  Equity Pirf Insurance Companies. We are not in the Insurance  Trust, and can positively save you  money.    Gall or write for rate*.  A. W. McLeod,  DISTRICT AGENT.  Office: Burr Block, Columbia street,  'Phone 62.       New Westminster  ©  9  9  •  KEEP YOUR EYE  ON  THIS SPACE  FOR  'XMAS GOODS  1  *  ft  Across America.  A solid vestjbuled train daily in  each direction,  Leaves Wstminster, 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  in Europe.  D. P. SANDERSON, Agent.  NEW  WESTINRTBR, B. C.  will be presented by the  !  iu  111  —ON—  Friday My*. 112  Admission 35 cts; children 25 cts.  Overture by tbe Orchestra of the  Ladner Cornet Band at  8 o'clock.  Curtain rises at 8:15 sharp.  Carriages 10:30.  *^^A.*A+"l*+*>l».:A*^Z>.:A*.A ••••^♦•••»*.  I m »i am nn {  I  J. HENLEY   I  A NEW WESTMINSTER, !-! B. C. *  ♦•• Manufacturers of all kinds ol <•  ♦i Soda Water, Ginger «!•  1 Ale and Summer I  1 Drinks. j  I Yonr patronage solicited f  •••♦^•••♦J♦•••♦J♦•••4C♦•••♦t♦•  Subscribe for The Delta News.  SANTA CLAUS  s  EI  All kinds of nice pretty things.  Special inducements to Sunday  Schools and other committees and  large buyers generally.  Don't forget tl:e place.  Mackay&Southon  SantaCiaus Headquarters  Columbia street,   -   NSW WRBTMIKSTKR.B.C.  •japio 0}  apira 6jappB_ puis S3}BQ -jannBin  ssup jsitj ni auop i(iO^\ -saouaj  pnjisnoo    oj    us^re}   spejiuo^  •2upU3jJ 31I^_ 33«<I  u«onat_Y pae uuipBais^ joj ;ue_y  '3_va\ d t  ISupuaj _ija\  C. P. N. Co.  TIME TABLE ,•;.  NEW WESTMJNSTER-STEVESTON '  ROUTE. .  Steamer Transfer, leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m . dally; except  Sunday. leaves Steveston Jlon-  day, 7 a.m., Friday 6 a.nj. Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 0 p.m./^ailing at Eraser Kiver landings detween New ^Ttwfcaln-  ster and Steveston.  VICTORIA NEW  WESTMINSTER  ROUTE.  5.S.   Princess   Louis*   leaves Victoria  Tuesdays   and Fridays   at 7   a.m.  Leaves   New   Westminster   Wednesdays   aud   Saturdays at 7   a. m.,  calling:   at  Moyne,   Steveston   and  Guiokon.  NEW WESTMINSTER-OHILLIWAOR  ROUTK.  S.S. Heaver leaves New Westminster  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. Leaves Chilliwack  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m., oalling ut I'raser  River landings between New  Westminster and Chilliwaok.  VICTORIA-VANCOUVER ROUTE..-  S.S. Charmer leaves Victoria daily at  1  a.m.    S.S.  Charmer leaves Vancouver daily at 1:16 p.m.  All   steamers   from   Vancouver   sail  from C.P.R. wharf.    The Company reserves   the    right    of   changing    time  table at  any time   without   notification  For full particulars as to time,  rates, etc., apply to nearest agent, or  to  JAMES SCLATER,  Vancouver   Depot   and   428   Hasting*  street, or to  J. W. TROUP, E. J. COYLE,  Manager, Asst. Gon. Pass Agt.  Victoria. Vancouver.  The Delta News  One Dollar a Y<  ;ar THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1902.  MARRIED.  Bradleston-Pkacock. — At the  residence of the bridegroom's parents, Ladner, B. C, on Wednesday, December ioth, 1903, by  Rev. Thomas Oswald, Bert. Clin  From East Delta on Sunday, December 7th, a  Gordon  setter bitch  _     ,, ,  -,     ,   , and two five months old pups, black  ton  Beadleston  and Maud Anna  and tfl„       A reward _.„ be    .yen  Peacock, ^f^^^^lfor retura of same to Capt. Thonip-   " """ '       " '    son  at John  Oliver's ranch, East  Delta.  Peacock, Esq., of Tacoma, Wash.  .»—____——a__w__ps_TJ 1.!_..._ ,1 ■_ii;^-^l^j.r__-:_r-r;  LOCAL   NEWS.  H. N. Rich was at Vancouver  for a few days this week.  W. J. Leary was up to Vancou  yer this week on a business trip.  Miss Daisy Davis left the first of  fhis week for her home at Tyne-  head.  David Black, who has been on  fhe si_c list, |s able to be about  again.  Now is tha time to order your  Christmaat turkey from the McKee  Pros.  In this issue will be found a notice  /concerning a Gordon setter aud  |wo pups,  Mrs. W. A. Kirkland and child-  fen spent a few days in Vancouver  |h;s week with relatives.  J. F. Stainton spent a few days  in Vancouver this week iu connection with his business.  ITVE CENTS  Get your milk from the Hazel  Grove Dairy, delivered morning and  evening at five cents a quart. All  kinds of apples and vegetables at  market price.      W. A. Kirkland.  El MIS  Watchmaker  and Jeweler  LADNER, B. C.  C!)e_9®e3««s_«OoO)*#«9e09«ee«g)0*$eQ*eae«e»9c#*|.  FOUKD  On Wednesday, December 3rd,  near the Holly Cannery, a clinker  built skiff.  About November 20th, two pigs  strayed ov. to my premises.  Owners of the above property can  have same by proving and paying  expenses. H. Houston.  FOR SALE.  Ten choice milk cows, pick of  fourteen. Also one registered Ayrshire bull calf.  W: H. LADNER,  LADNER, B. C.  STRAYED  Strayed on to my premises about  November    ist.   1902,- one  sheep.  Owner car. have same  by proving  property and paying expenses.  Alex. Davie.  A full stock of high grade  Jewelery, Watches, aud Clocks  Repairing a specialty. If you have  any work leave it with me and I  will guarantee satisfaction.  Sweet Cider  PURE  MAPLE  SYRUP  New Shipment of  IIK1M&  CITY BAKERY  ■>-_><% ■_.-%--».  _-"»V*j> «5*-X- *.■%■"»►  /IcRAE & Co  PIN       li  NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  A full line of English and Irish  Tweeds and Fanoy Trouserings  always ke;': in stock.  Mra. W. Livingstone lias been  nuite ill the past couple of weeks  fcut yi now improving,  Capt. Thompson, of Vancouver,  is spending a few weeks in East  Delta, visiting with John Oliver, M.  J*. P., and enjoying a hunting trip.  'Mrs. W. H. Smith and Miss  Minerva Smith returned Wednesday after a few days visit with  friends in Vancouver aud Westminster.  Mr. and Mrs. John A. Patcrsoi;  pn Tuesday, returned from Westminster, where Mrs. Paterson had  ^egn visiting with her sister, Mrs.  *f. J. Armstrong.  An entertainment and Christmas  |reo for the children will be held iu  |he Sacred Heart churoh at Port  puichon,     on    Monday    evening, "  December   22nd,   commencing   at Chloride of Lime  7 o'clock.  A social dance was held at Stokes |  and Cullis' farm on Thursday evening.    A very  enjoyable  time was  •pent, the host ana  hostess entertaining their guests right royally.  J. C. Wade, the wire fence man,  and gate manufacturer, has been  busy the past week or so, improving the appearance of the town by  greeting a number of wire fences.  These will be a song service in  |he Baptist church on Sunday night.  Special singing by the choir. Corbet solo, "The Holy City " by Rev.  Williamson. Address on hymn,  '-'Al_9St Persuaded," 7 o'clock.  Everybody welcome.  The quarantine on the  residence  91" I.   Whitworth,   ou the   Slough j  iroad, was raised ou Monday.    The';  patient in the isolation  hospital be j We have more Gum Boots in stock than any other store in the city  hind Jordan's stables is progressing 1 rn orcier to reduce our stock we well  SolJ for 30 Days  favorably   and  will probably be at j  Men's; Snag Proof Gum Boots at $5 and $5,50  Regular Price $5.73 and S6.Z5  Little's Goluble Phenyle.  McDoir, ill's Fluid  Carbolic.  Carbolic Disinfecting Powder, together with all forms of  disinfectants for sale.  DO YOU NEED  HARNESS  If so place your order early  and avoid the spring rush  and Saddlery at  Mselnraia Prices.  il Mcdowell,  LADNER, B. C.  I ROBERT MAY |  *     Ladner,    -    B. C.  paries  | siis.liii,iis,eic  \ TNI.SMITH ING \  and REPA!R1NQ<  A. mas  a large s  C;: "ds now in stock and  ppl}r of  0  F. J. MavKenxie.  ( Heaters lined and stove* set up. '  0 Agent for  } The   Guniey  Foundry   Coy's.  t     Oxford Stoves and Range*.     ^  a        The best on the market.        j  ;*f?_  F:r  liberty in a lew days.  E. J. Gilmour, the well-known  cannery man, who has spent the  past season at the Standard cannery  pn Skeena liver, has been visiting  With friends in the Delta for several  days. Mr., Gilmour leaves for California shortly, where he will remain during the winter.  Frank J. MacKqr.zie will leave  on Tuesday 16th, for Westminster,  to attend the celebration of his  parents golden wedding, The  ga,\ljeriiig will take place at the  residence of R. L. Reid, son-in-law,  and will be attended by five sons  and three daughters beside, gr.aud-|  children. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan  Mackenzie have lived at Cloverdale  for a number of years and are well  ^nown  in  this, district.,  We also have large sizes in Hii"Boots that we are selling at $4.50  w. e.sinclair, LeaHiDQ Shoe store o! New Wes  [MURE YOUR PROPERTY   with——  J. Hsrl & Go.  New Westminster, B. O.  ____li_i*JsiJU  BOOTS  &  SHOES  FOR   BARGAINS  IN     THESE     GOODS  CAM,   ON  <§  DRYGOODS £  GENT'S  FURNISHINGS  !  W. L HcBRIDE  i  I    PORT GUICHON, B,. C.  Phohk 5  CHOICE  ^GROCERIES  COME ANP  INSPECT  THESE GOODS  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  BEST  BRANDS OF  FLOUR  9»999»99®»9»9»9*9»®*d*99*9»9:»9»9»9»9)»9mm)mm)m9  A+^A+A+A+A+A+A+A-HrH''¥ +*♦*♦'!■ Hf ffr+ ■!■♦ A » ■!>» »>♦■'.+ .fr  I  +  V  A  i  *  I  *  t  i  I  A NEW LINE OF  LADIESJ3LOUSES LADIES SAILORS  LADIES SKIRTS EAD'lES WHITE UNDERWEAR f  AND STAPLE DRYGOODS  FRESH :,: GROCERIES x  EVERY :-: WEEK  -AT-  !). J. iyukberson's  •r  ^•^•••^•^^•^•••^•^{•.^••^•••^•••i*    •HWIW(WIK*'*JK*i**  galas at  Store  A Special Drive in Towels  Linen Huck Towels 45x23 inches, extra- heav)',  special 25 cents each  Heavy Turkish Towels 50x23, special 30 c each  Plain Crash Roller Towels reaciyforu.se, special  30 cents each  it  1 .  H  .!  a  i.  1.  n  5*  i  !!  i \  I!  Fancy Tartans in dark shades for   Childten's dies J  ses at 40 cents yard.  French Flannel for Ladies Waists, just arrived at  50 cent and 65 cents yard.  f Ladle's Handkerchiefs  ; Fine Linen Lawn fancy embroidery edges, special at 20 cents each j  "      "        "       fancy ernrroidery edges, spectal at  35 '■'  "      "        "       line lace edged, special at    40 "  "      "        "      fancy embroidery edges, special at  65 "  1 Men's Furnishings. Neckwear  _______»_—^■______—M_____M_____»______aff  10 Doz. Four in Hand (no two alike) special at 20 cents each  •       12 Doz. Knot Ties, new design special at  20     "      "  :       10 Doz. New Paris Derby [narrow four in hands] 35     "      "  Also  large  assortment  Bows   in  Shield   and  : elastic band , ,  25 and 35 cts.  Mens' Umbrellas  iS  ■  1  ;s  si.  1  A special line of Umbrellas, mercerized covers, crook' i  handles, steel rods, silver furls, a snap at $1.25 i  Fw____fa . '   •  New I Good sf A .rn ving [ Daily *  I MARSHALL SMITH  IS  ! \  ii  1  i  ______J__.___a  1^'<fy>9*ty+^+'^+'ty9^*9^'9*l**9'ty»'ty9r ••*&*9*$p9^'—$f9*<  The Leading Insurance Agenoy  -   Money to Loan.   -  Men's' Smoking Jackets  $4, $5.50, $6,. $7, $7.50, $8 and $12  Dressing Gowns  $9 and $13  ALL IMPORTED STOCK,  J. E. PHILLIPS  709-711 Columbia Street    ;-;     Nerw Wt_tmit_»_r,  ^a^aTa^i^ft^ajt^aJ^^V^^wa^^^a. ■»>A-"l"*A+-A>»A+~)i+.$.t-1^.qi if>^  iff   '■

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