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Array THE  DELTA NEWS  Vol I. No. 51.  — egg iu. i. i...    '._.     ._.._■  ■ a  LADNER, Bs C, SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY 7. 1903.  9.00 a year  I  Ray Hutcherson  Dux of  the School Wins the  Gold Medal.  partment to stay proceedings of  bribery cases in the police court  owing to alleged partizanship ofthe  presiding magistrate, and will issue  a writ against a prominent insurance agent, alleging perjury in  swearing and voting when his name  was not on the voters' list.  The many friends of Ray Hutcherson in Ladner will be pleased to  hear of his success in his new home  in Australia. Word has just been  received by his relatives here of  the recent school examinations in  which he carried off the best reward  given to the scholars, being a gold  medal. He was the only one to  pass the primary examinations for  Adelaide University.  Considering bis age, fourteen  years, this, young Canadian deserves great credit for carrying of j  this prize, and it is hoped that he  may continue to win success in his  studies at the University.  Below   is an extract  from   the I friends  West   Australian,    published     at  Perth, of December 13th:  "There was a representative  gatbeiing of visitors at the Clare-  mont Public school, the practicing  school in connection with the training college, on Thursday afternoon,  on the occasion of tbe annual dis*  tribution of prizes. The mayor of  Claremont   took   the   chair,   and  The political campaign in West  Yale is developing, and both sides  are working hard for their candidate. Tbe News-Advertiser is  speaking editorally against Dr.  Sanson government candidate,  which should help the Doctor.  Dr. Mclnnes will lose his deposit  in the Burrard election.  1  LOCAL ITEMS.  E. B. Ladner spent a few days in  Vancouver this week.  Pool tournament will be held at  j the barber shop this evening.  Benson's dredge is hard at work  cleaning out the east end ditch.  Mrs.W.J. Lsnning spent Thursday   in   Vancouver   visiting with  It is reported by dispatches that  the Dominion house will open on  March 12th.  A, C. Good visited Vancouver  on Wednesday. He expects to go  up north shortly.  F. V. Dovvling and A. McCletruns,  and Cr. Saunders.  The headmaster, F. G. Brown,  B. A., in the course of his report  on the school, stated that tbe number of scholars on the roll had  slightly more than doubled during  the past year, and with the progress  made, the school would rank as a  Class II school after the New Year.  Tire master, in conclusion, acknowledged the prizes donated by  a number of prominent local resident*. Practically, all the prize  money had been donated in this  manner. He objected to the system adopted in some schools of giving prizes to nearly every child, and  assured the visitors that every prize  awarded at that school had been  thoroughly deserved.  The Mayor of Claremont, in bis  remarks preceding the distribution  of the prizes, said that the progress  and efficiency of the school was  nost pleasing to the residents of  that suburb, and reflected the highest credit an the headmaster and  staff. The school now had a highly qualified and certificated staff,  equal to that of any school in tbe  state.  The Mayor then distributed the  prizes to the successful scholars.  A gold meda» was awarded to Ray  Hutcherson, dux of the school, for  success in the Adelaide University  primary examinations.  Application is being made by J.  W. Welsh, for a liquor license for  among those present were the Revs.  lhe DalIa* Hotel-  A dressmaking establishment  will be opened in Ladner shortly  by Miss Blakeslee.  BURRARD  ELECTIONS.  The Burrard bye-election held on  Wednesday, resulted in R. G.  Macpherson having a majority of  113 over the other two oandidates.  The   returns   from   the   northern  points will not be  in  tor several  days,  but it is claimed that Mac-tone to grant a liquor license for an  pherson will hold his own.  The executive of tbe Foley campaign forces have decided to protest  MacPherson's election. They have  naked the Attorney-General's de-  Leon Ladner came down from  Westminster yesterday, and is visiting with his parents.  J. T. L. McNeely left yesterday  for Vancouver and will go up north  in a few weeks time.  Mrs. Woodley of Moosejaw, Asa.  and Mrs. [Dr.] Kendall of Cloverdale, are visiting with Dr. and Mrs.  Woodley.  Captain Archie Fields came over  from Vancouver last evening making arrangements to go north in  charge of a steamer.  Communications not dealing with  personalities, but on questions of  public interest, are always acceptable at The Delta News office.  The meeting called in the town  hall on Saturday evening last to  discuss matters concerning the'Provincial Mining Association, was not  largely attended, and no business  was transacted.  The live and dead farming stock  of the Kirkland estate, Westham  Island, will be sold by auction on  Tuesday, February 17th, at 10  o'clock a. m. T. J. Trapp .has  charge of the sale.  Arrangements are being made by  the cemetery commissioners to have  the lots at the cemetery re-staked.  Owing to clearing the land aud  grass, a great many stakes were removed, making it almost impossible  to pick out the lots.  During the week several petitions  addressed to the board of license  commissioners have been circulated  ia town and through the district,  Tournament  Held Monday and Wednesday  Evening.  The ping-pong tournament held  on Monday and Wednesday evenings last was a great success.  Quite a number had entered the  contest, and from the keen interest  taken, and the hotly contested  games, it showed that Ladner contains a large number of first-class  players.  . In the gentlemen's singles between MacKenzie and Wilson, it  was perhaps the hardest fought  game of the tournament, being a  battle royal from start to finish.  A number of tbe players were  handicapped, but by the way some  are practising they will play from  the scratch next time.  It is expected to have another  tournament in about three weeks,  and those wishing to enter should  get their names in early.  Followirg is the result of the  final and winners of the prizes:  Ladies' Singles:  Miss Thirkle—Miss Parke; 6-1,  6-0.  Mist It. Green—Mrs,  W.   H.  Smith, 6-0, 6-3.  Miss Thirkle—Miss M. Green,  6-0, 6-4, 6-3.        •  Gentlemens' Singles:  F.   J.   MacKenzie—Marshall  Smith, 6-1, 6-3.  W. H. Wilson—B. S. McDonald,  6-2, 6-3.  W. H. Wilson—F. J.  MacKenzie, 6-4, 5-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.  Mixed Doubles.  Mr. and Mrs. M. Smith—Miss E.  Green and Dr. Woodley, 6-5,  6-o, 6-1.  presume yon do, from your use of  the clause "those who are not in  favor of licenses," and also from the  fact that Mr. Welsh desires such a  license, then, on behalf of a number of people in Ladner, I wish to  emphatically deny that they will  make any such concession; but on  the contrary, they will do all in  their power to prevent Mr. Welsh  from obtaining such license.  Yours etc.,  A. N. Miller.  Ladner, B. C, Feb. 3rd, 1903.  NEW BAND QUARTERS.  The band boys have secured the  rooms over P. Clark's blacksmith  shop for headquarters, and will fit  it up in first-class shape as a practice and club room. A. Leslie,  who has recently been engaged as  conductor, put the boys through a  strong practice Wednesday evening  and complimented them on their  progress during the past year.  A program is being arranged for  a concert in the near future.  In the Fire at Malcolm  Island at The Finnish  Colony.  MINSTREL SHOW.  The Pirio Minstrel Troupe, a  local organization, will give an entertainment in the town hall about  the 20th of this month. Besides a  comic farce entitled an '' Area  Belle," songs etc., will be on the  program to help enliven the evening. The funds will go towards  the Sailors-Home-is Victoria.    hotel and the others asking not to  grant same. The petitions are  both well signed and the question  will be submitted to the board when  they meet.  IMPERIAL   SALE.  Tbe auction sale of the live and  dead farming stock of the Imperial  Farm, four miles from Ladner, was  held on Thursday by H. N. Rich.  A large number of people attended  from all over the district and the  sale was very successful. The  stock, farm implements, etc.,  brought good prices, Mr. Rich finishing the sale in about three hours  time. Considering the large  amount put up for sale over 200  animals besides^the amount of implements etc., and 'the systematic  manner in conducting the'same it is  a great credit to the auctioner.  A DENIAL.  Editor The Delta News: In  your issue of Saturday last, in an  article entitled "New Hotel," you  say: "Ladner is badly in need of  an up-to-date hotel, and we believe  the general public, and those who  are not in favor of licenses, will  concede this."  If by an "up-to-date hotel" you  mean an hotel without a liquor  license, I have nothing to say one  way or the other; but if you mean  an botol with s bar and a license tq  sell intoxicating liquors, which I  I  VICTORIA TERMINAL RY.  Work on the Victoria Terminal  Railway is going ahead rapidly.  The right-of-way is being prepared  for grading and men are arriving  daily to push the work ahead.  The company hare decided not  to use the roadway along the  dredge ditch, but have made arrangements with the owners of the  property running along the line.  By this it will not necessitate the bylaw to come before the people,  which would take a few weeks to  complete same.  The side tracks at the different  points will be put in one coming  down the Slough road for the tewn  of Ladner, the others will be put in  at different points along the flats to  accommodate the public in those  sections.  The large ferry boat which is being fitted up to carry passengers  and loaded cars, is being rushed  ahead. With work going on as it  is at present, trains and connections  Will be made with Sidney by May  10th, in compliance with the charter.    An exchange says: Alas for the  ingratitude of humanity ! The local newspapers regularly and persistently urges the people to purchase their goods from the home  merchants, while in some instances  these same merchants write their  letters and make their accounts on  stationery purchased in the cities,  the product which never returns  one farthing to the merchants.  A certain young man who detected a piece of bark in his sausage went to the butcher's shop to  know what had become of the dog.  The butcher is reported to have  been so effected that he could only  give him part of the tale.  The demon of hard luck seems  to pursue the Finnish colony that  is trying to establish a foothold ia  British Columbia, on Malcolm Island. On Thursday last the worst  in a series of calamities befel them.  While a meeting of the men of the  colony was in progress in the assembly hall, fire broke out in the  big three-storey building, in the two  lower floors of which were twenty-  four living apartments. Nothing  could check the flames and in them  eleven perished, seven were seriously, perhaps fatally, injured, and ten  others painfully injured. The majority of the children and many of  the women are left with nothing  but their night garments, and many  of the men lost all their working  clothes. They have also lost all  their household effects, beds, bedding, turniture, etc. As soon as  word was received in Vancouver of  the holocaust, relief parties, with  food, clothes, etc., left ou special  steamers to give all aid necessary.  The Kalevan Kansa Colonization  Co. was incorporated and entered  into an agreement with the provincial government on Nor, 29, 1901,  to establish on Malcolm Island a  large colony of Russian Finns.  The company secured a free graut  of Malcolm Island, some 28,000  acres in extent, and are to do $2.50  worth of improvements per acre.  Iu lieu of taxes they are for seven  years to construct all roads, streets,  bridges, wharves and public buildings other than schools. They are  to place a settler or head of a family on Malcolm Island for each So  acres of land. The company has  the right to demand from each individual settler an agreement waiving all individual claims upon the  land for work done.  The settlers located ou Malcolm  Island under the terms of this  agreement are to sign a declaration  in their own aud in the English  language, binding them to become  British subjects: willing to conform  with the law, to bear arms iu defence of the country, and to educate their children in the English  public schools.  It is announced that Jas. Trim,  a biother of the well-known farmer, Harry Trim, of Westham  Island, has purchased a 250-acre  farm on Lulu Island from Jos. Tre-  theway, paying therefor $16,000.  The purchaser is an Eastern cattle  buyer, but intends to settle here.  J. B. Hobson who operates placer  ground near Quesnel Forks, has  discovered by actual experience  that the cheapness of Chinese labor  is a delusion. To move dirt by  white labor costs 20 cents a yard,  by Jap 35 cents, and by Chinamen  44 cents.  Sinclair  merchants  assigned.  &   Gordon,    dry good*  at   Westminster,   have  i THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1903.  THE  DELTA NEWS  FLUSHED  EVERY  SATURDAY.  vSubscription, $1,00 per year.  ADVERTISING RATES.  Casual Advertisements, jo cents per line for  ihe first insertion, and 5 tents per line for each  .subsequent insertion. The number of lines  reckoned by the space occupied, 12 Hues to the  inch.  Rates lor Commercial Advertisements can be  had on application at this office.  Reading notices 10 cents rat line for each insertion, unless contracted for by the 100 lines.  Any special notice, the object of which is to  promote the pecuniary benefit of any individual  or company, to be considered an advertisement  and charged accordingly.  All advertisements charged for until ordered  Hot and paid for.  Correspondence invited on matters of public  interest. Communications to editor must be accompanied by name of writer, uot necessarily  for publication, but as evidence of good faith.  Correspondence must reach this office by Tuesday evening,  RIC. A. FRASKR,  Kditor and Proprietor.  SATURDAY,  FBBUARY  7,   I0O2.  tbe hotel, as long as the person is a  responsible man, but as the tewn  grows and tbe travel increases, it  will be necessary, with the present  places, to have another hou^e to  accommodate all kinds of people  with different opinions.  LIQUOR LICENSES.  The question of another liquor  license for Ladner is agitating the  minds of many at present.  In last issne appeared an item  announcing the probability of an  hotel being built to accommodate  the general public, which some  think is an attack on the present  hotel and boarding houses. But if  they look into the matter and take  into consideration that more accom-  modation is needed for the traveling  public, they will change their  opinion. Several times instances  have come under our notice of parties being unable to secure lodgings,  and others alsn know of such instances.  Travelers frequently remark that  they would come to Ladner oftener  and spend a few days if they werejforth "Bumeuts in favor of their  sure of accommodation. Commercia candidates- Charles A. Semlin,  men very often telephone to busi-i ex~Premier'is in the field for the  ness men here to go up to the cities, OPP05'"0'1. alld P'. Sanson is the  paying their expenses, rather than! government candidate. The Ash-  comedown.    During the hunting jcroft Journal says:—"Br,  Sanson  has been a resident of West Yale  for a short time only, but having  lived for many years at Clinton is  well known in this pait of the dis-  BEHIND THE EDITOR.  A newspaper man was asked to  publish an article roasting a citizen.  "Certainly," he said to the caller.  "What shall I say?" He was furnished with an outline of what was  wanted, and wrote an article that  was a scorcher. "That's splendid,"  said the friend, delightedly, when  the article was read to him. ' 'That  is right: that'll make his old hair  crinkle!" "All right,," said the  editor, "let me see—what are youi  initials?" "Good Heavens," said  the citizen, "you are not going to  sign my name to that!" "Why  not?" asked the editor. ' 'I wouldn't  have anyone know I had anything  to do with that for the world. I  cannot afford to get into a scrap  with my neighbors." The editor  smiled benevolently and said.  "Why should I mix up in a scrap  that does not concern me? Why  should you expect me to assume  the blame for the publication of an  article to which you are afraid to  sign your own name?" The man  stopped his paper and went away.  The bye-election in West Yak-  will be held on February 26th.  Both government and opposition  speakers are In the district to put  PARLOR  Tobacco, Pipes, and Cigar?.  Westover tobacco a- specialty.  W. R. JTcClellan,    -    -   Ladner.  A. O. U. W.  DELTA   LODGE   NO.   12,   meets   Hr4    and  thir.l   Tuesdays   jn   each month in Wad-  dell'a Hall.  T. W. KERR, Recorder,  THOS. E. I.ADNKR, M. W.  1. O. F.  Court Osseo, No. 3443. meets  in I. O. 0. F. Hall, 3rd Tuesday in  each month. Visiting brethren  always welcome. C. R., J. B.  Burr; R. S., B. S. McDonald.  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.  i I  is,  The  Delta  News  Coal  at  STAINTON 8  Heaters, Farm Implements, Picture, Framing  and General Repairing.   Coal Oil and  Qasollne.  J. F. STAINTON,   ....   Ladner, B. C.  TAILORING  Clothes Altered, Cleaned and Repaired.  Parcels left at W. L. McBride's store and A. Walker's and \V. R. McClellan's barber shop will be  culled for on Monday and returned 011  Saturday.  Q. W.WALKER.  Windsor Hotel  Corner Colombia & ItegBie, S'.s.  NEW WhSTMIXSTF.K  Sample rooms for commercial travelers. Cen  trail v situ.itcJ in business portion of the city  Accommodation and diiii-.igrooiii first class. Convenient to tramway tel minus and C P R depot  and steamboats. Kates Si; fi.isaud $1.51..  A. VACUO."..       -       .      -      -      Proprietor  Hotel Colonial  J. E. 1NSLEY, Prop.  Kates, $1.50 and $2.<» per day.  Special attention given   to Commercial  Travellers.  Cor. McKenzie and Clarkson Sts.  New Westminster, P.. C  season one is lucky to get any  place at all. We believe that few  will admit that there is sufficient  accommodation for the travelling  public, and we are of the same  opinion as stated in Jrist week's  issue and quoted by a correspondent this week, that 'Ladner is  badly in need of an up-to-date hotel,  and we believe the general public,  and those not in favor of licenses,  will concede this.'  The Delta News has always been  favorable to temperance, and will  probably remain so, but believes  that if a commodious first-class  house was built, it would be within bounds to grant a license, providing that the liquor part of the  business was not made the main  feature and object. As far as  drinking goes, it is doubtful if another locality in British Columbia  can boast of a more sober or moral  class of people than this section.  The licenses granted are held down  strictly to the law. The W. C. T.  II., which brought the conditions  about, deserve the greatest of credit  and the Delta News will always endeavor to assist them in their good  work. If a license is granted to a  new hotel the same stringent measures should be also taken to keep  it within the law  By granting another license it  will not effect the people in this  section as few patronize the bar,  but the traveling public who wish  anything in that line will be the  ones accommodated.  As far as the Delta News is concerned, it is immaterial who runs  trict.* He is posted on the needs of  the district aud well informed on  matters political.  Aulay Morrison,, K. C, M. P.,  who is in Ottawa on a business trip,  is expected home about tbe 8tb of  February.  CHURCH   NOTICES  CATHOLIC  Reverend Father Edm. Peytavin,  O.M.I. Services first and third  Sunday of each month at 10:30 a m.  BAPTIST,  Services will  evening at 7,  pastor.  be  held   Sunday  Rev.   T.  Bishop,  METHODIST.  Services next Lord's Day at 11  a.m. and 7 p.m.  Sabbath School  at 2 p m   every  Sunday.      Prayer   meeting   every  Wednesday evening at 7.30 p in.  A N  Miller, pastor  ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN  Services next Lord's Day at 3 p.m  Sabbath School  at 2 p m     Midweek meeting on Thursday evening  at 7:30 o'clock  Thomas Oswald, minister.  Clarington Hotel  South Westminster, B C  Strictly first classi accommodation.     Good stabling.   Careful attention given to horses.  J. WISE, Prop  Hotel Leland  K* Dowswell, Prop. Vancouver, B. C  One block from C P. R. Depot and Steamboat  wharves, N'ewly renovated and re-modelled  Rales, $1.50 to S2 per day.  Cor. Granville and HastingsSts.   -   -   -   Tel. 14.  Surrey Hotel,  SOUTH WESTMINSTER, B. C.  Mrs. K. George,  Proprietress.  Newly funiisii -d throughout.   First class nccom  "liiodaLi.       Choice liquors aud cigars.  Good Btabliuy in attendance.  NOTICE.  *pENDKR:« will be received by the Delta Man  «. ieip'al Council, up till noon, Friday, February 20th, for the purchase of $3,100 Tiykine.  rtonds. For farther particulara apply to the  undersigned, K. a. McDiARMin,  Ladner, January 27th, 1903. C. M. C.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  Vancouver, Westminster, and Yukon Railway Company.  MOTICE is hereby given that on Thursday.  *' 13th day of March, 1903: at the City of Ottawa, application will be made to tlie Governor  in Council to sanction an agreement for tlie purchase by this company of certain of tlie assets of  the Vancouver, Westminster Northern and .Yukon Railway Company;  And notice is hereby given that all persous  interested in suc)i application may then and  there appear and he heard on such application.  Dated at Vancouver, 11. C. this 3rd day of  January, 1903.  JAMES JEFFREY,  Secretary.  The   Victoria   Terminal    Railway  and Ferry Company.  Notice is hereby given that the Victoria  ininal Rafrwny and Firry Company hat  f. r  . has 1h..  3rd day of February, A D., 1903, deposited In tiii  "lvu:id RegUtery Oliice nt the City of New W,V-  minster, H. C-.the map or plan and booleof reti ■  puce ofthe third section ofthe Company's undertaking from Port (.tiichon, near the mouth 01  the Eraser River to Cloverdale, and thro.igli thi  Municipalities, ot Helta and Surrey in the uistr t  of New Westminster.  Dated this 3rd day of February, 190J.  JAMES JEFFREY,  Secretary.  HRITISH  COLUMBIA  T  2  I      WILL BE ENLARGED IN FEBRUARY 1903  1  t  f  I —;   t  I  J  | To increase your Business in-  .♦. sert   an    ad    in   The   Delta  _  T News, it reaches every house-  * hold  in   Delta   Municipality.  I It contains all the   Local hap-  \  a K'        peniugs  of   the   village  and  * district and  no businees. fi rin  A  ? should neglect to have an ad.   v  * •  * in it.  *  I  (^Westminster Branch)  Time Table  Cars leave Westminster for Vancouver at 6 a.m  and hourly thereafter until 9 p.m.; Saturdays  anil Stmd&ys at 10 p.m.  Cars lca/e Vancouver for Westminsters nt  a. m. ana lu.-urly thereafter until to p. 11:.; Satin  days and Sundays at 11 p.m.  I'RKIGHT  CARS.  We run fiv-a-claxs freight cars between West  minster and Vancouver and all shipment.; are  handled with the utmost earc. und delivered to  consignee withaut di -lay. Speci,i'. tttten.iu.i pajrj  to fnut ship.ne.its. our wagons meet ull bouts  and trains. For rates, etc. npnly Lo )  D- A. SHILUS, F, R. C_LOY£R.  Traffic Mgr. Local Wjjf,  Westminster, D. C.  IM1101IIIII  ■  Job Printing  of all   kinds  done neatly and  at reasonable prices. If jou  \J;ii;t anything in the printing  line you can get it at The  Delta News ofike. Leave  yViflr' order and it will be attended to.  Butter Makei  ■■ It_ r*6itr parchment at The  I it Ita : ews off.ee. This stuck  of paper is the be*t in the  pr •■ ince. You can get :t  either printed or plain. \\ hen' *  yon need butter paper call or  send to \.\i\>. omcc.  the Belt? T?im; WStPti  .  ...>.».*....>.»..;«*»>*->*'>-«->-»~>^>'«";« *•«-<-••<»•••<••••.;•.•.;.•,.<.■...;...,j...,;.•..$.«.  T  f  f  i

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