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 .:>'. /w^f\>  Vei. L  No. 47.  LADNER, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1903.  51.00 a year  liHCIl  Reported to Have Been  Arranged for Fraser  River Canneries.  D, J. Munn, the well-known  eanaery_an of New Westminster,  has returned from a business visit  to England. He is reported to  hare scoured while in the old  country an option ot the stock and  good-will of the English-owned  canneries outside of the British Columbia Packers' Association combine. According to exchanges, he  has options on 8o per cent, of all  canneries in the Northern waters  and the Fraser river which are not  controlled by the association financed by Aemilius Jarvis last summer. * Mr. Munn is now negotiating the deal which will transfer to  a new corporation practically all  the canneries not now In the combine. Through Mr. Munn's bankers the information la forthcoming that indications are very  favorable towards the deal going  through.  "In the Packers' Association  combine' each cannery got onc-  third cash and the balance in common stock, the money to make the  One-third cash payment being  raised by an issue of preferred stock  bearing 7 per cent, interest. In  the present instance it is understood  that Mr. Munn is paying cash for  all the canneries and goodwill.  The amount in the aggregate is not  so large per cannery as in the  Packers' combine deal, but being  all cash it is said to be more satisfactory to the sellers.  "Several members of the Packers' Association were seen and informed that it was likely the deal  Would go through whereby Mr.  Munn would control all canneries  outside the present combine. All  expressed gratification at the news  and stated that it would be all the  better for the industry as a whole  if there were two combines inttaad  of one and a number of scattered  tanneries, as at present. The sew  combine will be larger than the  present and will taice in 30 canneries, and will involve a capitalization  of $5,000,000 at least, while more  money will change hands in the  consumation of the deal.  "Some six or seven canneries  Will be left outside of the combine,  among them the canneries ofthe  Anglo-B. C. Packing Company.  It is stated to be a fere-gone con  elusion that should the new combine be brought about, that and the  B. C. Packers' Association would  soon merge into one.  THE GULF FERRY.  The Victoria Terminal & Ferry  Company, which has an agreement  with the City of Victoria to establish a ferry system between Sidney  and Liverpool, on the Fraser, ultimately connecting by rail through  tha Delta district with the Great  Northern system, will probably  purchase   the   steawir    Victorian,  which hrs been tied up at Tacoma  since she retired trom the Alaskan  trade, the officers of the company  being now at Tacoma for that purpose, Tha arrangement is to take  the machinery of the Victorian and  place it in a barge now at Portland,  built for rock carrying, 180 feet  long, and of 650 net tonnage,  which will be made into a car-ferry  and passenger steamer, te operate  between Sidney and Liverpool,  with a speed of 16 miles an hour.  In connection with the Victoria  Terminal Railway proposition,  there are about twenty men engaged on the survey in this vicinity.  The first of the week they started  at Canoe Pass and have run their  lines through the district to East  Delta and will continue on until  they meet the survey party from  Cloverdale which is coming this  way surveying the route.  Last week a party were at work  on the lines from South Westminster coming towards Ladner.  During the past year several men  have been engaged throughout the  district on work for the company.  From information received we understand that the work will be  continued until the road is in first-  class working condition. Ere long  the Delta will have one ofthe many  talked off r. i:ways.  THE MAIL SUBSIDY.  Information has been received  from Ottawa to the effect that the  post office department has recommended that the subsidy of $5,000  given for the carrying of mail by  the steamers of the Pacific Coast  Steamship compary between Victoria and San Francisco ought to  be stopped, as it is of no service,  the mail now going by rail. The  Department of Trade and Commerce is not certain if this can be  done. It believes that this service  was one of the terms of Confederation, which then cost a much  larger amount.  THE FISHERY COMMISSION.  An Order-in- Council has been  prepared at Ottawa, appointing  George Riley; M. P., to take the  place of the late Mr. Maxwell on  the Fishery Commission, which was  at work last year on the Pacific  coast. Th- commission will sit  shortly, and will report before Parliament meets. The opinion at the  Fisheries Department now is that  the Commission will report in favor  of the traps.  Col. Prior, premier, end Hon.  W. B. Mclnnes, provincial secretary, are at present in West Yale  constituency, looking over the district before the election.  Reports from Surrey state that  David Johnson will be re-elected  by acclamation as reeve for that  municipality.  Winning three by-elections in  Ontario, Premier Ross' government  now has a majority of six.  John Mackenzie is holding a  cash clearing sale at his dry goods  store.  John Oliver, M. P. P., was up  to the cities, this week, on business.  E. Farrar, of Vancouver, came  down on Thursday's boat.  J. F. Stainton was at Mud Bay,  Thursday, on business.  Miss L. Woodward is visiting  with Miss Arthur.  Petition for an Office at  East Delta.   Local  Affairs.  A petition was circulated through  the East Delta section this week,  which was largely sjgned, addressed  to the postmaster-general asking  for a post office and mail .service.  The petition is in the hands of  John Olliver, M. P. P., who with  Aulay Morrison, M. P., will do  their utmost to have this much  needed office established at an early  date.  For some years John Weaver had  the post office at his residence, but  from one thing to another the office  was withdrawn, although Mr.  Weaver gave satisfaction as postmaster. Overtures have been made  several tin es to the post office department to have the office and  mail service resumed, but the  trouble seems to have been that  no one wished to be bothered having the office at their place. Now  this difficulty has been overcome,  Geo. O. Dennis offering to accept  the duties. While the remuneration is very small, an office in the  East Delta will be a great convenience to people in that section, as  at present some have to come to  Ladner, a distance of from six to  nine miles.  V/hile this office is being provided for, It might be as well to ask  for a mail service once a week between Ladner and Cloverdale or  some point in that section, as the  mail service is rather roundabout  at present. Mail matter going between these points takes several  days, although only a few miles  apart, having to go via Westminster from each place. Improvements can be made in the postal  service, as it is a common occurrence for letters taking three or  four days to get from Ladner to  Vancouver, being delayed in transit. Mail posted at Ladner post  office for Port Guichon and Steveston, which are one and three miles  respectively from Ladner, goes via  the mail route to Westminster and  returns the following day, rrwel-  ling about thirty miles or so to go  only a short distance.  Illustrations of the peculiar  methods adopted for mail routes  can be gone on for weeks, but the  few instances mentioned should be  sufficient to draw attention to the  inadequite service on the lower  river section.  LADNER POST OFFICE.  Editor the Delta News: Dear  Sir:—It would be interesting, I am  sure, to the general public of the  Delta to know why the post office  is removed from the wharf to  Westham street. As far as I ran  learn, very few people are satisfied  that the move will be a benefit.  We had a good service and a convenient position for the office, and  why make a change ?  I submit that such a thing should  not be done except by the publicly  expressed wish   of the inhabitants  of the district generally. It is too  late now to have a personal canvass  of the district, and ascertain the  wishes of the people, so that a  proper requisition may be made to  the post office authorities ? If not  too late, perhaps someone will make  a move in the matter.  Yours truly,  Henry J. Cressweli..  Ladner, Jan. 8th, 1903.  HI  A. O. U. W.  At the regular meeting of Delta  Lodge, No. 12, A. O. U. W., held  on Tuesday evening, there was a  large attendance. Two candidates  were initiated by Grand Master  Welsh, who was making an official  visit to the lodge. After tbe usual  business, the new officers were installed in their various offices. Before adjournment took place refreshments were serve*. Grand  master Welch was well pleased with  the progress of Delta Lodge and  said that with the present membership, it had exceeded the cities in  advancement. He explained a  number of questions for the lodge,  to be discussed at Grand Lodge  during March. This is the thirty-  fifth anniversary of the order. It  has over 440,000 members, and has  paid out $120,000,000 in beneficiaries, and is paying out over a million dollars a month. The order  is the poot man's friend.  The grand master left for Vancouver on Wednesday's boat.  C. O. F.  The following officers were installed for Cocrt Fraser, No. 398,  Canadian Order of Foresters, on  Thursday evening, by W H Smith,  PCR..CR, P Shirley; VCR,  EJLasseter; chaplain, SGoostrey;  recording secretary, I Hume; financial secretary, J Reagh; treasurer,  H- J. Hutcherson; senior woodward, W. Lasseter; junior woodward, D McLean; beadle, P Clark;  conductor, C Davis; auditors, Dr.  Woodley and W H Smith. A very  enjoyable evening was spent by the  members.  THOMPSON—HENDERSON.  At the residence of the bride's  brother, Dr. J. C. Henderson, Chilliwack, on Friday, Jan. and, by  the Rev. H. J. Robertson, B. A.,  Samuel Thompson, of East Delta,  to Elizabeth Margaret, daughter of  Samuel Hetderson, Esq., Rosedale,  B. C—Chilliwack Progress. The  Delta News extends congratulations  to the newly-married couple.  A CASE IN POINT.  A. K. Hodgins.ofParkhill, Ont.,  an apple-shipper, has been fined 25  cents per barrel for infringment of  the Dominion Fruit Act. Reports  frorr Montreal, Nelson, B, C,  Winnipeg, and Glasgow, showed  that apples shipped by him were  marked higher grade than the  quality merited.  F. J. Hart is at Westham Island  in connection with tbe Kirkland  estate. He returns home by this  evenings boat.  Nomination   on Monday  to be Held at the  Town Hall.  For the benefit of the electors of  the Delta municipality, who hare  no doubt heard that an election for  reeve an councilors for the municipality will be held shortly, we print  below information similar to which  is posted on the council chamber  door. As few will probably see the  official notice we print the same  without cost to the municipality.  "Public notice is hereby given  that a meeting of the electors ofthe  Municipality of Delta will take  place in the Town Hall, Ladner,  on Monday, January 12th, 1903 at  the hour of 12 o'clock noon, for tbe  nomination of candidates for the  offices of reeve and councilors.  No nomination for reeve or councilors shall be received after 2  o'clock in the afternoon of the  same day.  Tbe nomination of each candidate shall be in writing and be  signed by the proposer and seconder, who shall be duly qualified electors of this municipality, and such  nomination shall contain a statement signed by the person nominated that he consents to the nomination.  A candidate for reeve shall deliver to the returning officer at the  time of nomination a description of  land or real property of which he  is the registered owner in Land  Registry Office to the value of  $500.00 over and abeve any registered judgment. And for councilor a statement showing that he  is thd registered owner of land or  real property in Land Registry  Office to the value of $250.00 over  and above any registered judgment.  Should more that the required  number be nominated for any office  the Returning Officer shall adjourn  the proceedings for filling such  offices, to Saturday, the 17th January, 1903, when a poll will be  opened in the Town Hall, at 8  o'clock a. _., and remain open until 4 o'clock, p. in., and no longer.  The annual statements of the receipts and expenditure of the Delta  municipality for the year 1902 have  been printed this week at the Delta  News office. The statement shows  the net receipts of the municipality,  exclusive of dyking accounts, to  have been $17,141.95. The net expenditure $15,515.45, leaving a balance in favor of tho municipality  for the current year of $1,626.50.  This, added to the balance at tha  end of last year, makes a total cash  balance on hand of $5,681.70.  Municipal property, arrears of  taxes, and cash balance, make a  total asset of $16,855.97.  The dyking accounts show a net  liability of $77,199.54 for th* property included in the 1892 and 1895  schemes.  We notice in the advertising coU  nms of the papers, notices from  neighboring municipalities, calling  public meetings for the electors to  receive reports, etc, of the council  work for the past year, also notices  for the court ol revision of the  voters' list. ■THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY xo, 1903.  *_■  THE DELTA NEWS  Published every S/V-iURDi-y.  ■Subscription, $1.00 per year.  ADVERTISING KATES.  Casual Advertiseinenlc.r 10 cents per line for  .lie first insertion, anil scents per line for each  "subsequent insertion. The nnml>cr of lines  reckoned by the space occupied,  12 lines to the  Wh.  Rates lor Commercial Advertisements can be  had on application at this office.  Reading notices 10 cents per 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  ami charged accordingly.  All advertisements charged Tor until ordered  out aud paid for.  Correspondence invited on matters of public  intereat. Communications to editor mast he accompanied by name of writer, not necessarily  for publication, hut as evidence of good faith.  'Correspondence must reach this office by Tuesday evening.  RIC. A. FRASER,  Editor and Proprietor.  report   concerning   the    deceased.  I,t was:  4:10 p.m.—Great .consternation  in heaven. Deacon Jones not yet  arrived.—Philadelphia Times.  SATURDAY,   JANUARY   10,   I902.  NO POCKETS IN A SHB.OTJD.  O! ye who bow at Mammon's ahrlne,  Whose he»rts with greed are growing cold  Why turn vour backs on things divine  And worship but the god of gold.  What will it profit you'when death  Uays low the head so kingly proud  And robs the wasted lorui of breath ?  There are no pockets iu a shroud.  This life is but a span; to-day  We're here; to-morrow we are gone,  Have faded from the earth away  Into eternity's strange dawn I  Yet in the hungry greed for gains  Too many at the gold shrine bowed,  Vo1 get that when the life spark wanes  There are no pockets in a shroud.  —Denver Post.  HAY BAILING PRESS.  BUBONIC PRAGUE.  That the extra precautions which  have been taken by the Pomiuion  and Provincial Boards of Health to  prevent the possible introduction of  bubonic plag.ue into Canadian  territory on the Pacific coast arc  timely, is shown by recent press  .despatches from Mexico, where the  .dread disease seems to hvtve obtained an alarming foothold. A  dispatch from Mazillan, Mexico,  .dated January i, says:  "There is no longer the slighest  doubt that the disease now afflicting  .this city is genuine Asiatic plague,  for microscopic investigation proves  that bubonic pest, bacilli are in the  blood cf those afflicted with the  disease. The plague lias grown  virulent within the last 48 hours,  and the alarm, which had iu some  measure begun to abate, has returned with increased strength,  •The people are fleeiug from the  city at the rata of 300 per day and  some 5,000 have already gone.  It is a remarkable fact that more  than 50 per cent, of the persons attacked are women. The news of  recrudescence of tlie plague at this  port has reached the interior towns  of the state and is causing a panic.  .Cordons of armed men have been  placed around the towns to prevent  .the entrance of anyone from this  place."  CASE BULLETINED.  The editor of a rural newspapei  was in Philadelphia during tin  week following the shooting ol  President McKiuley, und noted  ,with surprise the promptness of the  newspapers here to bulletin-board  the hourly reports ofthe President's  condition. Hj determined to  adopt the idea on all important  events whet* he should return home.  Soon afterward he was told one  moining by the local physician that  Deacon Jones wa-> seriously ill.  The deacon was a., map of some distinction in the community, so the  ,editor posted a series of bulletins  as follows:  10 a.m.—-Deacon Jones no better.  11 a.m.—Deacon joues has a relapse.  12:30, p.m.—j Deacon Jones weaker.    Pulse failing.  1 p.m.—Deacon Jones has slight  rally.  2:15 p.m.—Deacon Jones' family  has been summoned,  3:10—Deacon Jones has died and  gone to heaven.  Later in the afternoon a travelling salesman;happened by, stopped  to read the bulletin's, and, going toj  >t_e bulletin bo'ard, made another I  Mr. R. McBride, of Ebnrne, has  this week received a United States  patent on an improved hay baling  press which he has recently invented. The machine is adapted for  either horse or engine power, and  has successfully demonstrated by  hard practical farm work that it is  a thoroughly serviceable and convenient press, simple, cheap, and  durable. Moreover, the principal  of its design and the scientific application of the motive power enables  it to turn out as much and as satisfactory work as the ordinary run  of presses with a 10 to 16-horse  power motor. Two machines have  already been built, and another is  in process of construction at the  Vancouver Engineering Works  under the supervison of Mr. A  McLeod.  PARLOR  Tobacco, Pipes, and Cigarr.  Westover tobacco a specialty.  W. R. flcClellan,    -    -    Ladner.  FOR SALE.  Ten choice milk cows, pick of  fourteen. Also one registered Ayrshire bull calf.  W. H. LADNER,  tADNER, B. C.  W N  DRAPER,  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Room 1, Xllard Block, New Westminster, B.C.  A.   O.   U.   W.  DELTA   LOW.K   NO.  ia, meets second and  fourth Tuesdays iu each month in Wad-  dell's Hall.  T. W. Kl'.RR, Recorder.  THOS. 1!. LADNKR, M. W,  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.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  NOTICE.  •.'ancouver, Westminster,  and Yukon Railway Company.  VTOTICK is li.re'»v given that on Tliursrny,  *« 13th d.iy of March, 1905; at tlie City of Ot-  1a\w-a, EipuKcatlou wili be maile to tne r.o\xrii_r  in Council to a.uictiou hii it^revnunit for l/.iv pur-  :Vih ii- by this {company of certain pf the EUi4ew of  tli_ Ya'icoMvcr, Westin.utrter .NuvtiiTu and Yukon Uuilwity Coinpuny ;  And notice la Utreby giv_n Uu-t all peruana  Interested in.such application ufiiy then aud  there appear and i".- hci»rd 0 i Mich implication,  Dated ut Vancouver, ii. c. this 3rd day o  fauuarv, 1903,  JAMK8 JKi-Tut-Y,  ;_\:r.-tury.  I. O. F.  Court Osseo, No. 3443, meets  in I. O. O. F. Hall, 3rd Tuesday in  each month. Visiting brethren  always \relcome. C. R., J. B.  Burr ; R. S., B. S. McDonald.  FOR SALE  Eleven Geese For Sale.  Apply to    Mason Bros.  Gultside.  at  STAINTONS  ___P_P_B___>  Heaters, Farm Implement*, Picture, Framing  ■nd General Repairing.    Coal Oil and  Gasoline.  J. P. STAINTON,   -   -   -   -   Ladner, B, C.  TAILORING  Clothe* Altered, Cleaned and Repaired.  1'ireels left ut W. I.. McBride's store and A. \V.il-  kcr'aaud W. R. MeCleUau'a barber shop will b«  called for on Mon.lay and returned on Saturday.  Q. W. WALKliU.  *♦' *.♦'* C" ♦ ' <y+*l—-A-*A-»A-+A+-A+-        - a).»"fr.«*i» i'|»>'» a A a 9- ' ♦""P ' 0 ' *>  The  Delta  News  *  WILL BE ENLARGED IN FEBRUARY 1903  BAPTIST.  Services will be held Sunday  evening at 7, Rev. T. Bishop,  paster.  CATHOLIC  Reverend Father lvdm. Peytaviti,  0, M. I. Services first and third  Sunday of each month at 10:30 a ni.  MBTK0DI8T.  Services next L-ord's Day at 11  a.m. and 7 p.m.  A N   Miller, pastor  ST. ANDREW'S  VRUSBYTIERIAN  Services next Lord's Day at 3p.m  Subbath School  at 2 p m     Midweek meeting on Thursday evening  at 7:30 o'clock  Thomas Oswald, minister.  Windsor Hotel  •      Corner Columbia & Begbie, Sta.  MK.vr WESTMINSTER  Simple rooma for commercial travelers. Ceil  trn.iy situated it, business portion of the city  A_oimnodat>(iu i.ud dining room Brat «laa». C0.1-  wlucnt tu tramway terminus and c 1 _ depot  an., steamboats.   Kates $1, (i.aj aud J1.5J.  A. VACHON,      ...      -      l'roprietor  To increase your Business in*  sert an ad. in The Delta  News, it reaches every household in Delta Municipality,  It contains all the Locariiap-  penings of the village and  district and no businees firm  should neglect to have an ad,  in it.  HIS SU ■ HI III  Hotel Colonial  J. E. lNSLBTf, Tipai.  Rates, J1.50 and ja.oo per day.  Special  attention given   to Coma_roaal  Travellers.  Cor. McKeuaie and Clarlcaon St«.  New Westminster, B. C.  Clarington Hotel  South Westminster, B C  Strictly first class accommodation.    Good stabling.   Careful attention given to horaea.  J. WISE, Prop  iOTEL LELAND  K. Dowawcll, Prop.  Vfincuuver, B. Q,  one block from C. P. R. Depot and «.» aiaaitia_»  wharves. Newly removated niul r» maaWlBaV  Rates, 11.50 to «j per day..  Cor. Orntiville and HaatliigaSU.   -   •   •   T_. t*.  Chloride of Lime.   .  Little's Soluble Phenyle.  McDougall's Fluid  Carbolic.  ■—C"  ■ Carbolic Disinfecting Powder, together with all forms of  disinfectants for sale. •  Xmas Cards now in stock and  a large supply of  i its sun  F. J. MaoKenzle.  Surrey Hotel,  KOUTH WR8TMINSTKR-, B. C.  Mrs. K. Ghorgk,  Propriktrrsb.  Newly furuiuhed throughout.   First olaas aecom  modation.   Choice liquorsaad dgara.  Cood ataliling in attendance.  HIGK'S HOTEL  LADNER, B. C.  P. SHIRLEY, Proprietor.  Conveniently  situated and  first class in every particular.  BEST CUISINE SERVICE  > _•©•••••••©•©•••«•©•• ©•_•••«•©•_••••••••••  •ispio 01  ap«m sisppa _ puB ssibq uanuBOi  gssp isig tn auop \io^\ '-saDiiaj  pni;snco    ot    twspn   apwiaoo'  ■3apaa_ an.w 3_b,i  ueouatay P«B »«ip^u«D JOJ ;iJ«»_v  'aavAV o T  "  Job Printing  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  *end to this office.  the Delta Hews, Ladner  A,  *   >  i   >  4,  A  $►*<*! n «fr.« efr" »I» * <fr'*'i>'*''fr'*''$>**' THE 'DEIiTA NEWS, SATURDAY, -JANUARY 10, 1903.  .aa—ramiviuj-i-aj..  I 111 111  *Who Outclassed the Napoleons of Finance,  Arrested.  The gay population of Paris is  never happy unless it is in the midst  „f a sensation, either of a sanguinary, a social, .a political, or a criminal oharaeter. 'rhe Humberts  have provided the Parisians with  such a causa of animation that it  was necessary to call out troop9 to  prevent an outbreak of the excited  populace which might have ended  in either violence to or tha release  of the prisoners. Who are the  Humberts, and what is the nature  of rthe crime of which they ar_ accused ? We are a long distance  from the scene of the operations of  the criminals, and it is «xtrem_y  likely but few people have followed  the details .of the case. Interest  thas been aroused by the arrest of  the fugutives in Madrid and the  jeclat of their entry into Paris, and  _ synopsis of the principal characters and the story of the crime may  be considered worthy of perusal.  Some 25 years ago, in the town  of Toulouse, France, a family  known,as the d'Aurignacs kept an  ;antlquity shop, a Fiench edition of  sthe old curiosity shop. One day,  !the story goes, an American millionaire, Robert Henry Crawford,  was passing along the street when  ,o plate glass window fell from a  *8tore near by, injuring the man of  ■wealth.. ^Fortunately for the d'Au-  irijnacs, he was carried into their  shop- 3Sis wounds were attended  tto by a 'bloqjning ..daughter of the,  Ihouse, Mile- Theresa, but in spite  .of hef care and attention, "he died,.  Before he expired, however, he  made a will, leaving, as a proof of  his gratitude, his enormous fortune  to the sweet Therese. This was  the beginning ofthe iraud. There  was no accident, no millionaire,  .and no fortune, hut that did not  signify.  The late Robert Henry Crawford  .had conveniently .left his -immense  fontune in the possession of his  ilucfcy heiress jn the shape of a  bundle of bonds and securities,  worth, it was declared, no less than  :$30,ooo,ooo. She was about to cut  the string and enter into possession  when two nephews of the deceased  put in'an appearance, and claimed  ihe estate for themselves and tor a  younger sister of Mile. Therese,  jUlle. Marie d'Aurignac. The  nephews contended that they had  a subsequent will, which changed  (the disposition of the property.  Thereupon the precious bundle of  fonds was, according to the French  law, locked up in a safe, sealed and  secured against all interference,'  While a long and envoived process  of law was begun to decide who  were the rightful heirs. As there  <was no (Robert Henry Crawford, so  he had no nephews, and the suit  was entered in tne name oi persons  who had rio existence.  But the litigation was.a gold mine  te the d'Aurignacs. They became  immediately social stars of the first  Magnitude. Both sides ofthe great  lawsuit, represented by the sisters  Therese and Marie, were instantly  in command of almost unlimited  (financial resources." Suitors were  not lacking. Therese married  Fiederic Humbert, son of the Minister of Justice .in (the French Cab-'  |net. Thcigrooru had at one time  been a member of the Chamber pf  Deputies from the Department of  the Seine. The Humberts lived on  •the strength ol the bride's prospective wealth iu Jthe style of rnulti-  ftnil lion aires.  ,Qn thefA^^. jfe ,}»,Q.rand Ar-'  mee, the most charming: thoroughfare of Paris, the Humberts ad  quired an imposing residence, placing in its strong vault the safe containing the precious bonds. For  greater security the windows were  protected by heavy iron bars, so  that the house resembled a safety  deposit institution. Everything  that could give outward reality to  the concealed fraud was added.  The place was watched and guarded  as though it was a diamend mine.  The happy possessors of ;tbis concealed .treasure had no difficulty in  securing credit until tho.aourts had  decided who were the legal proprietors. Even if the case went against  the Humberts they were still to be  wealthy, because the will set up  by the alleged nephews cenceded  them an annuity of $72,000 a year  for life. Thus the scheme was  evolved whereby the sum ot $15,-  000,000 was borrowed during a  Ion j course of years from money-  lending Europe.  At last it occurred to some of the  creditors, who were becoming tired  of waiting for their, money, that it  would be an excellent Idea to open  the safe and re-assure themselves  as to its contents. There had been  111-iors that all was not right, but  the public had put them aside with  incredulity. The bankers, however, obtained the permission ofthe  court for an inspection ofthe bonds  and other valuables pledged to them.  The scrutiny took place on May 9th j  of last year. The safe was solemnly opened in the presence-of the.  judicial tribunal. The Humberts  and the d'Aurignacs absented themselves.  The safe was found to contain  nothing of value. There were no  bonds or securities. A large diamond broach proved to be of paste  and wer.th about $2. There were  a few worthless shares in gold  mines which have passed out 0/  .existence. The whole remarkable  swindle was, to the astonishment  of the world laid bare. The participants had vanished completely,  and for months no traces c-ould bp  found.of them. Finally a few days  ago the entire family was arrested  in Madrid.  Lands  For saie  The, . -following properties  unsold at recent,auction may  now be treated for by private  sale.  North half of south-west quarter of Section 15, 80 acres.  North half of south-east quarter of section 15; south half  of south-west of section 15;  lots 3 and 4 section 15, 120  acres.  Portions df north-east quarter  section 10, iao acres, also  Lots and residence in village of Ladner.    Full particulars of  H. N. RICH,  Executor    Estate late  Thos  McNeely.  Sweet Cider  PURE  MAPLE  SYRUP  New Shipment of  ttuIIKIilS  CITY BAKERY  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  in in m  (.Westminster Branch)  Time Table  Cars leave Westminster for Vancouver at fi a.m.  and hourly thereafter until y p. w.; Saturdays  and Sundays nt 10 p.m.  Cars leave Vancouver for Westminsters at 7  a. in. and hourly thereafter until iu p. tn,; Saturdays aud Sundays at 11 p.m.  FREIGHT CARS.  We run first-clnsn freight cars between Westminster and Vancouver and nil shipments are  handled with the utmosfeare and delivered to  consignee without dclftv. Special attention paid  to fruit shipments, Our wagons meet all boats  aud trains.   For rates, et«. apply to  ,D.,A. -9HILK8, -J'. R. OLOVRU,  ;Taafl"vr.,M[.rr. (jipoal Mgr.  .Westminster,If.;C  ■o  3009 WBSTMIHSTKK K.O,\I).  Fruit and Ornamental  Tree3,   Roses,, Bulbs  and Rhododendrons.  .  .  HOME CROWN AND IMPORTED .  .  GARDEN VIKUJ AND FLOWER SEEDS.  Bee Hives and  Supplies. . . .  Wholesale  and R. tall.  Call and examine our stock and make your selection for Spring planting.   CATALOG FREE.  m. J.   HENRY,  Vancouver        - -        B C.  0. T. Baher  mi nil  Ladner, B. C.  Agent for  mm in n in  A fall stock of Buggies, Carriages always on  hand.   Repairing of all descriptions.  To Inte ligeht Business  Men and Farmers:  Insure your Stockc, Mouses and  Barns imthe Anglo- America* and  Equity Firf Insurance Comfah-  IKS. We are not in the Insurance  Trust, and can positively save you  money.   Oall or write for rates.  A. W. McLeod,  DISTRICT AGENT.  Office: Burr Block, Columbia street,  'Phone 62.       Hew Westminster  «s«*|>.a»4fr.a.^*«w^.«»^i.a.<|> ■«,.fr*«"4» '•"♦$» »S«$MeHfr  hde  \  J. HENLEY  A  NE.W WESTMINSTER,    :-:  B. C.  A Manufacturers of all kinds ot  * Soda Water, Ginger  1    Ale and Summer  I Drinks.  J       Your patronage solicited  McRAE&Co  iU  I  . NEW WESTIIINSTER, B. C.  A full line of English and Irish  Tweeds and Fancy Trouserings  always kept in stock.  SANTA CLAUS  Ig 15! li  i fii Gils  All kinds of nio_ pretty things.  Special inducement* t« Sunday  Schools and other committees and  large buyers generally.  Don't forget the place.  Mackay & Southon  Santa Claus Headquarters  Columbia street,   -   NKW WKrtTM'NtsTHR.B.C.  t $  % Deita Transfer Stable  $ LADNER, B. C.  X SINGLE AND DOUBLE RIGS.AND SADDLE HORSES  $ ON SHORT NOTICE  f Team Wor.t Done at Specially Low Prfoee.  ± JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor.  ♦ 'Telephone "Ladner" No. 10.  If you want first class work  SEND YOUR LAUNDRY TO TH_t  New Method Steam Laundry  NEW  WESTMINSTER,  W. R. McClellan, Agent,        +> - Ladner.  Leave Laundry on Monday and  it will be returned  on  Saturday.  Gents clothes cleaned and pressed.     Blankets and Curtains a specialty.  '35MO  WORTH   OF  Hardware  MORE OR LESS  DAMAGED  BY FIRE AND WATER  WILL BE SOLD CHEAP FOR CASH.  Don't miss this opportunity of getting useful .tools, etc,, at a fraction of usual price.  ft. F. ANDERSON & GO  Corner Front and 6th Streets, NKW W_R_IN3T_l. B.<.  I  Call at the Old Stand lately occupied by P. Clark.  First class work. Your patronage solicite*!.  W. H. TAILOR,     -     -     PROP.  B. C. CIOAR FACTORY  B. C—Noted Brand.  PHOENIX—With Eagles.  OLD SPORT—Always Reliable.  B. WTLBERG & CO. nkw wbbtirsthk, i. «,.  T. O. BOX 661.  PLAIN TALK.  We are able to back up every  .assertion we make. We stand  ready to furnish you the best of  everything in the LIVERY line,  Just as we say we will.  We also have better facilities  hauling and handling freight  than any others in this vicinity.  When in need of a first-class livery rig call on us.  . . Fashion Stables . .  Wm. Alexander,  Proprietor.  P. Clark  General Bkaokamfth  kadner, B.*£.  F|r_t <\»m'  work.  Horstskohjjjj  a specialty.  'Phone/, 20.  Ladner, B. C.  C. P. IST. Co.  TIME TABLE  :NEW  Across Am.rica.  A solid vettibul«d train daily in  each direction.  Leaves Wstrainster, 10 p..as. ferry  Arrives Westminster by 2:jo p.m.  ferry.  .Finest equipment in the west.  tFastest time to Kootenay and the  east. Tickets on sale to all points  in Europe.  -D. P. SANDERSON, Agent.  NSW  WKSTMiNSTBl, B. C.  WESTMJNSTEK-STBVjtSTOM  ROUTK.  Steamer Transfor, leaves New "TSet-  niinst-or at '£ p.m . daily, except  Sunday. Leaves Steveston Monday, 7 a.m., Friday 6 a.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Weclr._tiay, Thaw-  day. 6 p.m., calling at Fraser River landings dotween ->{«w \TM__a-  Btcr and Stoveston.  VICTORIA NKW  \\„S,T_I_ST_*  KOUTE.  S.S.   Priocces   Louisa   loaves Vtetoajaj*  Tuesdays   and Fridays   ai 7   a.i*.  Leaves   New   Westminster   Wedajee-  days   and   Saturday! at 7   a. ■».,  calling   at  Maya*,   Stevtetoa   a_|  "ruiokon.  NBW  NOTICE.  In the Matter of the Estate of William Black, late of Ladner, (deceased).  N'  OTICH ia hereby Riven that p.U creditors md  others having alaims against t he estate ofthe  said William Black, who died on or about the  j8th day of November, i. D. 190;. are reqn, ated  onorhefore the second (lay ol February A. 11.  1901, ta send by post prepaid dr. deliver to the undersigned executor of the last will -:iid testament  ofthe deceased, their christian ;.ml surnames  and addresses, and full particulars of their  claims, statements of the accounts1.1 md the nature of the securities, il any,held 1 7 them.  And further take notice, thai 1 fler the last  mentioned date I, the said executor, will proceed  to distribute the assets of [he said deceased  among the parties entitled ttljev to havieg regard to the claims of which 1 shall then have  notice, and that I will not be li ,'. V for the said  assets or any part thereof so O.t.v riWitcU to niiy  per_a or persons of whose c'aints. notJee shall  not have been received by me at t,'.e,tinie cr" such  distribution.  l)ate<l tnis second day ol January A. I>. 1903.  W.   J.    I.riARY.  K\ecutor by his solicitors, McBride it Kennedy  WESTMlNST_B-OHILUWi,q_  ROUTK.  S.S. Beaver leaves New TTi_linla»e_  Mondays), Wodaeadaye and Fst-  daye at 8 a.m. Leaves UhilUwedt  Tuesdays, Tburvdaya and BataaV-  days at 7 a.m., oalling at F»  River landings betweaa  Westminstor and Chilliwaek.  VICTORIA-VANCX)tJV_B BOUT*.  S.8. Charmer leaves Victoria daily ^L  I a.m.    S.S. Charmer leaves) Tasj-  oo-nver daily at J :16 p.m.  All   steamers   from   Vasseomvar   ,t_i  front C.P.K. wharf.    The Cornij»a_jr rs>  sarvea   the   right    of   ohaaging   __•  table at any time   without ,«o__«-  t__.  For full particulars as to tstoa,  rates, etc., apply ,to .nearest ».ga»i*, ear  to  .1AMRS SCLATF.R,  Vancouver   Depot   and   428  'Hastua_a  street, isr to  Subscribe for Thh Delta Nsws.  • 'Ads'' jn .it bring good results.  J. W. TROUP,  Mttaarrer,  Victoria.  E. J. OOTUt,  Aset. (Jen   Vaas Atjt.  Vaaeeaveji.  ■%.______ _____^ ^ «_«  The Delta News  One Dollar a Year  ■ 4% THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1903.  BIRTH.    .  Taylor—At Ladner* B. C, on  Friday, January Qth, 190,3,. to the  wife of W. H. Taylor of a son.  LOCAL NEWS  Municipal council meets to-day.  'Hie municipal wharf at  Ladner  has been re-plunkcd.  The  public schools   opened   ou  Thursday with a fair attendance.  P. Shirley and A. Wilkie spent a  few days in Vancouver this week.  8. Ramage returned Wednesday  after a few days visit at Vancouver.  Lost—A silver chain bracelet.  Finder kindly leave at tho Delta  News office.  Rev. Trueman Bishop will conduct the service .in the Baptist  Chu»i'h Sunday evening.  Thos. Shortreed spent New  Year's with his parents aud relatives at Shortreed's corner.  Thos. Woolety and wife left  Thursday for Kansas city, Mo., for  a month's visit with relatives.  Posters are out announcing the  Ladner Cornet Band concert, to be  held  on  Thursday,  January 15th.  Tbe I. O. F. have a special  meeting on Thursday evening 15th.  Members are requested to be iu attendance.  Marshall Smith and daughter  went up to Vancouver tlie first t>f.  the week, where Miss Smith is attending college.  A case will be tried in the district court at Westiniii.sUT 011 Monday, growing out of the recent alleged assault case at Port Guichon.  Felix and Victor Guichon, who  have beeu spending their 'Xuia;,  Tacation at their home, leave tlie  firbt of the week for Westminster  to resume their studies at St. Louis  college.  Arthur Burnett, of Manitoba, has  been in the Delia tha past week  looking over L.nus with the intention of purchasing and settling iu  this section.  Robert May has been very busj  the past few days completing arrangements for the post office which  will be moved to his place the first  of the week.  F. C- Gamble, government engineer, came over from Victoria  this week and spent a few days ai  Westminster in connection with the  River road.  Joseph Houle, who has been  Spending the holidays with his pai-  ents at Port Guichon, returns ou  Monday to continue his studies at  the NiizurethSumiuary New Westminster.  Wm. H. Ladner has a card in  toijs, issue, announcing his candidature for reeve ofthe Deita Municipality. Mr. Ladner has occupied  this position for a number of years  and it is quite likely that he will  te returned this year by acclamation.    A pntolic meeting will be held in  the town half, on Tuesday evening  to discuss matters pertaining to fire  protection. Arrangements will be  made to bring the matter to a head  at an early date and • endeavor to  have a by-law gassed so as to raise  kinds. A question of importance  will be fire limits. All are request-  it) attend..   See ad..  Nothing but the Best in stock  We carry the best stock of all kinds of SLIPPERS  in the city.   They make a nice, suitable present  The quality and price will suit everyone  W. E. SINCLAIR,  a  nu me  IN   TUB  Town Hall, Ladner  .ON  III EOI111  Matters pertaining to Fire Protection, Fire Limits, and general  discussion of the business will be  held. .   W. H. Ladnkk,  W. H. Smith,  P. Shirley.  ICIPAL ELECT!  Ladies and Gentlemen :  I beg to oiler myself as a candidal at the approaching election as  reeve of the Delta Municipality,  and beg to solicit your vote and  influence. .  .  I have the honor to be,  Your obedient servant,  VVm. H. Ladner.  ROBERT MAY  Ladner,    -    B. C.  Groceries  TNISMITHINQ'   •  •and REPAIRING  Heaters lined and stoves set up.  Agent for  The   Gtirney  Foundry   Coy's.  Oxford Stoves and Rang.es.  The best on the market.  *. -%.•%._ •%.-** •%•-*. _-v__ „-™-_^v— ■%■_■% iiv •»  and Jeweler  LADNER, B. C.  A full stock of high grade  Jewelery, Watches, and Clocks  Repairirp; a specialty. If you have  any work leave it with me and I  will guarantee satisfaction.  DO YOU NEED  HARNESS  If so place your order early  and avoid the spring rush  Everything in Harness  and Saddlery at  Moderate Prises.  h. Mcdowell,  LADNER, B. C.  Advertise in The  NEWS  9©®©ffl*0*$sv5»©*£»®»©**^'e$*Q»£o£ «©»©<»©«©•••©••  ft  9  earing saie   OF ALL   -AT-  «? Mackenzie's Dry Goods Store.  0  IN  o  &  ©  ©  ©  ©  GIVEN AWAY  We have placed in our window a box which contr.ins $35.00. We  will give a key to this box FREE with ever $2 Cash Purchase; two  keyswith every $4 purchase and so on. Only three keys will unlock  the box. Yours may be one ot them. When keys have all been given  out you may try your key.  The first key to unlock the bo_ takes $20  " second "        " "        " 10  " third    "        " "        " 5  You are entitled to the contents without reserve.    It is yours.    No  employee allowed to have a kuy.      We do not know  which key opens  the box.     Notice will be given of the date after which you can try key.  WM JOHNSTON, ft 1511»  tminster.  ■wffth-  flew Westminster, B. C.  isd^ssrmnee Agency  ©•©©©•©•©•©•••••©•©©-So ••••oe»$*©eC*0«Os>©»G«_  DRYGOODS 2  BOOTS  &  SHOES  FOR   BARGAINS  IN    THBSE     GOODS,  CAU,   ON  GENT'S  FURNISHINGS  t  W. L JlcBRIDE  PORT GUICHON, B. C.  Phonb 5  CHOICE  I GROCERIES  1  COME  AND INSPECT  THE6E GOODS  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  BEST  I  1  BRANDS OFf  FLOUR     £  •©©©•©•©•©•©•©•••©•©••©•©•s»«©si©>©e>g»ej<^>e><>g  *^4+-H-+«r^M-«H^-H-+++*+ »■»»■!■ »■!■ ♦■!■♦■!■ ♦■!■♦■!■ ♦■!»♦> »■!■♦»  A NEW LINE OF  LADIES BLOUSES LADIES SAILORS  LADIES SKIRTS LADIES WHITE UNDERWEAR  AND STAPLE DRYGOODS  FRESH x GROCERIES x EVERY x WEEK   AT   fy. J, Jyukberson's  1903  1903  AT THE BIG STORE  ; '  Interesting News  for  Careful* Shoppers  • ■  ;; Some Snaps in Ladies Hosiery  )!  ■ '  j!  ii  1  \\  ii  w  ■ ■  ii  An odd line of assorted ribbed cashmere, size 9 and 9j_ special  at 40 cents pair; plain cashmere 9 and gl/^r special 35 o. pair;  a  line of fine English Cashmere Hose, grey toes and heels,  size 8l/j only, special 50 cents pair;   Children's assorted ribbed Cashmere, spliced knees'and ankles, size 4 to 6}4 at 25 c  Ladies Shawls  The new Urn! idla Shawl in assorted colors.    The very latest (ot  evening wear etc., special at $1.25 each.   ,  Bed Spreads  ii  White Honeycomb bed spread 9-4 size at $1.25  " '     "    10-4   "   '    1.50  "     cj-4   " with fringe at $1.50  11 11 11       ..    i2_4   ..        .< 1    3Q0  ii  1;  Heavy Japanese Matting Assorted Patterns  at 25 Cents a Yard.  I Large Consignment of Men's and Boy's Clothing Just Arrived.  Men's Suits from $5 up  Boy's     "        "      2 up  ■  A-^>+A-^fr-'-A-*-fy'^»-A~-A~-A-*-A+- -»A-+A:-+» A—&»  MARSHALL SMITH  stay i® Lmm*! ~  Men's Smoking Jackets  $4> $S-5°i #6> $7i $7-SO, $8 and $12  Dressing Gowns  $9 and 5i2  ALL IMPORTED STOCX.  J. E. PHILLIPS  709-711 Columbia Street   ;-;     New We-tmmstwr,  Nil  ,-ir...'ir+A-»'i+A*>A<.A*-4r~4r*4r~<r* ♦^►^■^♦•♦♦•••©■•'©•■■©^'ssajEsjij,«©

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