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 V  nr^ tjt ¥"^  **&  VC;'  VU. 1. No. 44.  LADNER, B. C, SATURDAY,   DECEMBER 20, 1902.  $LG0 a year  *r ■  Jn General Of the Town  and   District   for  Past Week,  J. Irvine, organizer of the I. O.  O. P., after a few days on the Delta, left for Vancouver.  Miss Phcebe Coram, of Vancouver high school, arrives to-day, to  spend her holidays with Eva McDonald.  H. N. Rich is offering by private  •ale the properties unsold at the recent auction. Terms and full particulars can be obtained by applying  to him.  Mrs. Hays entertained a number  of her friends on Tuesday evening  last. Progressive whist and dancing was the order of the evening  and a pleasant time was spent.  The morning service in St. An-  erew's Presbyterian church will be  postponed to-morrow, owing to the  funeral of the late Mrs. P. Clark,  which will leave the house at io  a. m, sharp.  R. Morrison, of Muir's drug  •tore, Westminster, took charge ot  F. Mackenzie's drug store while  that geutlemhn.attended.the golden  wedding of his parents at Westminster on Tuesday'evening.  $35.00 ia cash given away at  Johnston's shoe store, New Westminster. This tbe chance of a lifetime and purchasers of footwear  could not do better than investigate  this.    Read their ad in this issue.  Miss E. L. Burpee, teacher in  division III, Ladner public school,  has resigned, to accept a position in  Strathcona school, Vancouver.  Her departure from our midst will  be a source of regret but we wish  her every success in her new undertaking.  We would not be surprised to  hear the Ladner Cornet Band serenading the town on Christmas eve.  There is nothing more appropriate  than ushering in the great holiday  festival with the sweet strains of  "Christmas Awake" aud other  suitable music.  A seven cent stamp, yellow in  color, appears in a few days. This  new stamp will bear the Queen's  head, the department not having  yet decided a design for tbe King's  head issue. A four-cent stamp will  also make its appearance in the near  future.  Word has been received here of  an injury to Paul Swenson, the  well known, canner, who left here  over a week ago, intending to spend  his Christmas in-the'old country.  Mr. Swenson is now laid up in the  hospital at Pembroke, Ont., his foot  having been chrushed between two  oars.  Geo. O. Dennis, of East Delta,  called on ye editor the other day  and presented him with two beautiful, ducks. On casually inquiring  of the health of the "boy" we' were  informed that his lordship weighed  11 pounds at his birth, thus getting  a good start in life. "Yes," said  Mr. Dennis, "its in the blood, you  know." Correct you are, Mr. Dennis, the Irish are all right, and  here!s to the health of the young-;  CALL A MEETING  The reeves of Chilliwack and  Surrey are calling public meetings  for next week, the purpose being  the discussion of municipal business.  It would be an excellent idea for  the reeve of Delta to follow suit in  this matter as some of our electors  still retain a slight interest in public affairs.  SIDEWALKS.  A correspondent writing to The  Delta News says:  "If ever people are requested to  walk on a straight and narrow way  it is the people of Ladner. The  sidewalks are built so narrew here  that only an expert can walk them  and then he needs a balancing pole.  If Ladner doesn't turn out a lot of  circus performers it will not be the  fault ofthe municipal council."  NANAIMO ELECTION  The election in North Nanaimo  Monday, gave Hon. W. W. B. Me-  Innes a majority of 10S. The vote  was :  Mclnues. Williams.  Wellington    201 149  Parksville      50 4  Nanoose      12 3  263 155  Majority for Melunes 108  Total number of votes cast, 41S.  THE RIVER ROAD.  It is probable that tenders will be  called within a few days for the construction of tha remaining portion  oi the Ladner trunk road along the  river bank. A number of government officials, including Road Inspector Killeen, are at piesent going  over the proposed route of the road,  and it is stated that as soon as their  report is presented to the government the call for tenders will be  made.  NO VOTE FOR JAPS.  The Privy Council has reversed  the decision of the S .iprenie Court  of British Columbia iu the case of  Tommy Home, the Jap who, as a  neutralized British subject claimed  the right to be on the provincial  voter's list.  The decision is that the provincial legislature has power te define  who shall not be ou the list; and  having excluded persons of Japanese origin, this exclusion stands.  OFF FOR HOLIDAYS  M, C. Ironside who has held the  position of purser on the steamer  Transfer for several months past,  has been given a couple of months  holidays and will leave in a few  days for his home at Manitowaning,  Manitoullu Island, Ont. Since  Mr. Ironsides has been on this route  he has given satisfaction to tbe  travelling public and to the people  along the river ports. Donald C.  McKay, of Victoria, who has been  in the company's office there and  on the northern routes will take the  position on the Transfer. Mr. Ironsides' many friends wish him the  best of luck on his trip.  The Liberals have nominated R.  G. Macpherson for the Burrard  vacancy.  0  Meeting and Election of  Officers for Coming  Year  I. 6. O. F.  At the meeting of the I.O.O.F.,  on Wednesday night, one candidate  took iniation _nd another the third  degree. '•  At the meeting one week previous officers were elected as follows:  P. G., W. A. Kirkland, N. G., S.  Morrow,-V. G., R. Moffit, R. S.,  F. J. McKeti/Je, F. S., N. McDiarmid, Treas., A. Davis.  Installation takes place first Wednesday in January.  Stanley Goostrey left to-day for  Urban, Wash., to spend Christinas  with his parents.  A. O. U. W.  At the regular meeting of the A.  O. U. W. held on Tuesday evening,  two applications for membership  were received. After the general  business, officers were elected for  the ooming year : P. M. W., W.  J. Lanning, M. W., T. E. Ladner,  foreman, B. S. McDonald, overseer, W. Pybus, financier, W. H.  Smith, recsiver, R. Moffit. W. H.  Smith received the naauimoua  choice of grand lodge representative.  A pleasant evening is anticipated  • •   p.s  • THE I  • •  !  DELTA   NEWS    f  «3 WISHES ITS READERS A &  I      MERHY      |  CHRISTMAS 9  9 &  9 1902 &  • •  • •»•*•#•_ •0c_>e_>*©o9o_»  at the installation of officers, which  will be held on Tuesday evening,  January 6th. Grand ledge officers  and the families of members will be  in attendance, and the Degree of  Honor will assist in the evening's  enjoyment.  I. 0. F.  Thursday evening the Independent Order of Foresters met in the  Oddfellows' hall, with D. S. C. R.,  J. Irvine ia the chair. Two candidates were initiated in the mysteries of Foreitry. The following officers were sleeted for the term: C.  D., Ric. A Fraser, C. R„ J. B.  Burr. V. C. R., W. Bath, R. S.,  B. S. McDonald, Treas., Jas. McCallan, F. S., A. De K. Taylor, C.  Phy., A. A. King, O., I. Williamson, S. W., M. Silech, J. W., C.  Stanley, S. 13., W. Tiffin, J. B.  HRrry Nickolson.  It is the intention to have a public installation of the officers during  January when the supreme court  officers will be in attendance to conduct the ceremony.  Members and sojourning members are requested to attend the  meeting ofthe lodge and installation.  ' A new stock of Xmas goods just  in. Xmas and New Year curds,  doll's fceadr, traveling cases, French  perfumes and Xmas toys. Guarantee to supply you at city prices and  under at the Drug Store. F J Mac.  Kei zie.  DELTA VS. WILSON  A case of considerable importance  to municipalities is now pending  wherein the municipality of Delia  is suing Dr. Wilson, of Ladner, for  alleged overdue dyking taxes and  rates respecting the Delta Dyking  Scheme. Dr. Wilson, through his  solicitors, Morrison, Whiteside &  Co., contends that the municipality had no jurisdiction to pass the  by-laws in question, and also that  they proceeded wrongfully in their  assessment and apportionment. He  aslo claims that money raised under  one by-law and spent under another by-law.  A number of legal points were  raised on tha pleadings. An appli  cation was made to have these law  points argued aad determined before  trial, with a view to ending the case  without taking evidence. After  several adjournments the argument  took place Thursday in Vancouver,  before the Chief justice on the application ol" Howay & Reid, acting  for'Delta.  The learned Chief Justice, after  hearing arguments of council, declined to determine the points raised  holding that there was a conflict of  evidence, aud that if both parties  could not agiee as to the facts, the  case should proceed in the usual  way to trial.  NEW SKEENA CANNERY.  \ V '-e steamer Tees, Tuesday,  W. j. Leary, the manager of tlie  Aberdeen cannery on the Skeena,  H. J. Kirkland, manager of tlie  Deas Island cannery on the Fraser,  and J. B. Elliott, a well known contractor of this town, went north to  arrange lor the erection of a new-  cannery on the Skeena, to be owned  by Messrs. Findlay Durham &  Brodie, of Victoria, who have  formed an independent canning  firm, and handle and ship their  own packs in and to the London  market.    NORTH VICTORIA.  A lively political meeting was  held at Fulford Harbor, North Victoria on Tuesday night. Addresses  were made by the candidates, Robertson, government, and T. W. Paterson, opposition. Hon. E- G.  Prior and John Oliver, M.P.P.  Many personal retorts were interchanged. Tne campaign is becoming sultry. Paterson' was attacked  by Eberts fcr alleged connection  with the Shuswap and Okanagan  railway. Paterson retorted by a  deliberate chaige of blackmail  against the attorney-general, saying  that he was compelled by Theodore  Davie to pay £1,000 to Messrs. Eberts & Taylor before getting justice  from the government, notwithstanding that the firm never did any  work them.  Took   Place    on   Friday-  Morning at Six  O'c'ock.  After an illness of the lungs, last*  ing for over a year, the wife of Peter  Clark, one of our highly respected  residents, passed away on Friday  morning at 6 o'clock.  Her death was not entirely unexpected, and for several days previous deceased was for the most  part unconscious.  Mrs. Clark was born near Pas-  linch, Ont., her maiden name being  Mary Gregor.  Deceased was 27 years of age, and  for the past three years and a half  has been a resident of Ladner. 8he  leaves a faa:ily of five, two boys and  three girls, the eldest being seven  and the youngest three. Her only  relatives in this part of Canada besides her husband and family, an  Mrs. D. McLean and Mrs. P. McKenzie, sisters-in-law, aid Angus  Clark, Vancouver, brother-in-law.  Deceased had been in the Okanagan district for several montht to  recuperate and had only been horn*  a few weeks when death .overtook  her.  The funeral will leave the house  at 10 o'clock, Rev. Oswald officiating  The many friends of the family  joins with the Delta News in extending sympathy to the bereaved  husband and little children in time  of trouble.  MUD BAY.  The young people of Mud Bay  and vicinity have organized a Literary and Debating Society, with  tbe following officers :  Pres., E N Brown, Vice Pies ,  Judson Welsh, Secretary, Allan  Johnson, Treasurer, Miss Millie  Johnson.  The society will meet in the  school house every Wednesday  eveuing.  The subject for next night is "Resolved, that tha sword has done  more for civilization than- the pen."  Visitors always welcome.  ANOTHER DELTA RAILWAY.  Solicitors for the applicants give  notice of application for an act to  incorporate a company to construct  a railway for the carrying of freight  and passengers from a point in of  near the city of New Westminster;  thence southerly across the Fraser  river: thence in a south-westerly  direction by the most feasable route  through the municipalities of Surrey and Delta to a' point at or near  Ladner or Port Guichon, with  power to construct, equip, maintain  and operate branch lines.  GOLDEN WEDDING.  Mr. aud Mrs. Duncan MacKenzie, old residents of Clover Valley,  celebrated their golden wedding in  Westminster, Tuesday night. It  was made the occasion of a family  re-union, 32 children and grandchildren being present. Tht aged  couple are enjoying excellent health  as also a brother of Mrs. Mackenzie  who was present at the wedding  ceremony in Wellington Square,  I Ont., 50 years ago.  Matters in municipal politics are  quiet, and it seems very probable  that  the old  council will go ia bf  acclamation.  The road superintendent and men  are at work building the sidewalk  along the main street.  D.  MacKenzie   was   in Ladner,  Friday,, visiting wfth his brother,,.,  F. J. MacKenzie. TRE DELTA NBWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER ao, igM.  __H_W     «B  THE DELTA N1WS  BY RIC. A.  FEARER.  ^e^oHf^m rri«, pet year tn advance, $'-°o  SATTJXDAY,    DBCEMBER   80,   I0O2.  LITERARY SOCIETY.  The Delta News is ever ready to  push forward any project for the  entertainment and education of its  many readers, and when some of  our young people a short time ago  suggested that a 'Literary and Debating Society' be organized for  the winter months, we heartily endorsed the scheme. The obvious  good such an organization would  do the many young folk in and  around Ladner is ably put forth in  e> communication from one of our  correspondents.  "We would suggest to the people  pf Ladner and vicinity,   the  advisi-  bility of forming  a literary society  Which could meet during the winter  months.    This would  be  a  source  of entertainment as well as an aid  in educating our  young  people iu  the arts of speaking and writing on  subjects   of  public   interest.    Tht  faculty of expressing ideas by means  pf speech  in  a clear and  forcible  manner is becoming almost a last  art among this generation.    This  is particularly noticeable at our public meetings where we do not find  one person in a hundred  capable of  expressing his  thoughts concisely  and intelligibly.    A speaker's ideas  may be all right, he may be a great  TO THE VILLAGE COW.     !  "O thou gentle heifer!    Daughter of thy mother   and despoiler of  garden truck.    Thou bringest grief  to our heart and bine John to our  office,    We bail thee with a fence  board and things like that.    Thou  goest forth in the night and seeketh  the open gate.   Thou wanderest in  forbidden paths beside the ripened  cucumber.    Thou smellest'of the  blushing beets   and   trampeth   on  turnips.    Moreover thou peerest into   the   rain   barrel and   drinkest  thereof,   with   none   to molest or  make afraid.   The man, neither the  woman wotteth not of thy goings or  comings.     Thou   spiest   out   tbe  onion bed and lieth down thereon  and cheweth thy cud like a girl  with a stick of tutti fruti.   Biae-by  thou liftest up thy voice and bawl-  eth.   Then trouble overtaketb. thee.  The man riseth up in anger and a  b.dbriggan   suit.    He   hiketh   out  and setteth the dog  on  thee.    He  gathereth up r.n old hoe handle and  sniteth the score  on  thy   porterhouse.    'Tis then thou  histeth thy  tail and getteth  out p. d. q.    Thou  scootest  up  a darksome alley and  maketh   thy   gateway.    The   man  seekest after and desireth thy post-  office  address,   but  findeth it not.  'Tis  well.     Hadst   he   discovered  thy abiding place he wouldst  have  chewed  the rag  with the  inhabitants thereof and   returned   home  with his nose on the bias and -purple contusion around the eye.  LOST  From East Delta on Sunday, December 7th, a Gordon setter bitch  and two five months old pups, black  and tan. A reward will be given  for return of same to Capt. Thompson at John Oliver's ranch, East  Delta.  STRAYED  Strayed on to my premises about  November    ist.   1902,   one sheep.  Owner can have same  by proving  property and paying expenses.  Alex. Davik.  1  I  }  \  FOUOT)  The  Delta  News  WILL BE ENALRGED IN FEBRUARY 1903  "--•;-  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 cau  have same by proving and paying  expenses. H. Houston.  Advertise in The NEWS  For first caas Tonsorial  work go to McClellan's  .-. ■  •• .-  AN AWFUL FATE.  Full many a mortal, young aud old,  Has gone to his sarcophagus,,  Thro' pouring water icy cold,  Adowu his warm oesophagus,  —N. Y. Stm.  In the report of an interview in a  U,   1 ipluU,  Try the New Clear " PURIT/JVOS.  W   N   DRAPER,  PROVINCIAL   LAND  SURVEYOR  Room *Y Kllard Block, N--vr Westminster, B.C.  To increase your Business i_-  sert 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.  thinner, but. we often find whey* he.j Mor)|.reai ,e,vspaper with Mr.  getsou the platform his inability «reenshields, ic. C, it is atatedCBat  1  put  his thoughts influent luu- he said he had  arranged   with  the  T    V ,w  than irovernment   of   British  Columbia,  guage solicits «.oie sympathy than gov* ^ & ^       ^  ..:.._ <■_„.« l,ia aiiflience. .   .       -      •   .   . .-  admiration from his audience.  ensuing session of tbe legislature, to  ' STAINTOH'S  _i__________  rL-nters, Farm Implements, Picture, Framing  and General Repairing.    Coal OU and  Gasoline.  j    1. p. STAINTON,   ...   -   Ladner, B. C  We believe that ibis cau be rem-! "'; 0 "  • ■ , give the subsidv-sought by the pr'o-  edied, to a great extent,   by proper       . r ..       ,       ,.      ..   ,,  * 6 *    l    j moters  of the  Cmittdtan Northern  training, and a literary society is, j Raiiway sci,er e.  in many respects, a great assistance.;  We hope that some of oar enterprising young people v;ill take this  aiatter into consideration aud carry  it ty a successful issue."  The scheme would not be practical uptil after holidays, and in the  m.'jantisae let our young folk think  it over.  *   .,.   *  The Pan-American Sanitary Conference, which was held la.ct week  in Washington, D. C, arrived at  the conclusion 'hat the mosquito is  the mo;t active of all distributors of  disease, and the chief agent in  spreading epidemics.  TILOBiSTG  Clothes Altered, Cleaned and Repaired.  Pamcls left at W.L. Mcllride'» store aud A. Walker'.* and W. It. McClellau'a barbershop will be  Called for on Monday und re'.ur.'.ed on Saturday.  Q. W.WALKER.  inn mil  ff •••©•«••• _e««ee3e.e9«*9*9e0*_e».«._e«e»e«  CHURCH   NOTICES.  al;. saint's trenant  Service will ba Vield in the morning at ii o'cloik and  in the even-  ins  at  7  o'clock by Rev Bell.  Taking into conslderrt:on the  fact that a general provincial election is probable in the near future,  Wc would suggest that each and  everyone entitled should make surej evening   at  ' c vruouc  Reverend Father Edm. Peytaviu.  I O.M.I.    Services  first and   third  BAPTIST.  Services  will    be  held   Sunday  7>  Windsor Hotel  Comer Columbia & Hegliie, Sts.  NEW AVKSTMlNSrtfWR  Sample rooms for commercial trailer-., Ccu  trally Situated in btttjlnetti portlou of the city  Accommodation and dinin^rown first clRkW, Cou-  veniaut to tramway terminus ami CP R depot  aud . steamboats. Rates-j?, $l.?Saud $1.50.  A. VAjCHOMV     ....      Proprietor  Hotel Colonial  J. K. INPUT?, Fro*  Rates, Sj.50 ami $2.oo per (illy.  Special  attention- ijiveu   to Commercial  Travellers.  Cor. M.-Keuaie and Clarknon Sts.  New \Vtiatutins_r, 1. c.  I. W. Williamson,  1.1  u  ♦  that    their    names    are    on  voters' list.    It might  avoid  some  tfisappoiutmenls  and  no  little unsavory language.  NEW STEAMBOAT ROUTE.  There is on foot a movement  among the citizens of Blaine to organize a steamship company, to  own  a freight  and  passenger boai  Sunday of each month at 10^30 a 111.  I.liCTHODlST.  $fer vices next Lord's Day at 3sp.u1  A N   Miller, pastor  ST. ANDREW'S PRVSBYTKHIAM  Services next  Lord's Day at 11  a.m. and 7 p.m.  Sabbath School  at 2 p ni  Mid-  to be operated between Blaine audi     saprjaia _.._,».. ^ _     ......  _ . .tl5 _   , _.   t>i •     T week meeting on Thursday evening  Point Robeits, says the Blaine Jour- at 7:30 o'clock  rial.    The boat will make daily trips Thomas Oswald, minister,  to Point Poberts, carrying freight |  and passengers. The stock is partly pledged, ~ud as soon as it i,s all  subscribed for the company will be  Organized a$d the boat built or pur-.  phased.  Cfarington Hotel  South Westminster, B C  Strictly first cUns accommodutiou.    Good »t*lB-  Hng.   CftVeful (IttelltlOH givtsftlo hoviei.  J. WISE, Prop  HOTEL LELAND   R. I'-owswcll, Prop.. Vancouvirr, B. C  One block from C. P. R. Depot aud _ttiunW«_*  wliarvfs. Newly renovated and re»-m.>dol3__.  Rates, $1.50 to $«per day.  Cor. OrauviUe and IfafltlngsMfc   -   -   •   T*l. 14.  FOIL SALE.  Ten choice milk cows, pick o!  fourteen. Also one registered Ayrshire bull calf.  W. H. LADNER,  LADNER, B. C.  Of course the New  Westminster  fire could not, be overlooked by the    conscience!!*® correspondents who #£yjj (JENTS  make Vancouver their headquarters.; ^ ^^ ^ f_om the Haze]  The loss in their special reports is j Groye Da;rV) delivered morning and  therefore variously swelled from Lining at five cents a quart. Ali  *'^r_o to half a million dollars,^ kinds of apples and vegetables al  K^SSd marka.p:ice.     W. A. Kikklanij.  Surrey Hotel,  60UTH WESTM1NRTBR»,R. C.  Mas. K. Gkorgk,  Proprietress.  Newly furnJuhtd tkrouKhout.   Firat claw accom  modatiuu.   Choice liquor* aud cigars.  C.ood sUhling in attendance.  Iliads MOTEL  LADNER, B. C.  P. SHIRLEY, Proprietor.  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. 'I.,1  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 btustter paper call or  send to this office.  .,     ■ r  tbe Delta Hews, Ladner J  •t^  A  Conveniently   situated  and  first class in every partic  BEST CUISINE SERVICE,  d  and X  iculat-.j I ^s.^.^*^*^ THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY  DECEMBER  20,   1902.  .  I  MUM mu  Meetiag in Town Hall-  Committee Appointed.  Only a small crowd gathered iu  the town hall on Monday night to  discms the advisibillty of sinking  artesian wells in the hope of procuring good water for the municipality. This is rather discouraging as the question of good water ia  of vital importance.  Two tenders were presented.  Reeve Ladner, on taking the  chair, introduced Mr. Lee, of Vancouver, an expert well-borer, who  gave the following facts and figares:  Eatimated cost of well-digging  machine, engine and boiler omitted,  $2773-55- These figures include  70ofeetof 8 inch pipe at present  cat price of $1.15 per foot, and 1,000  feet of 6 inch,piping at cut price of  74 centa per foot,- totaling for pipe  alone $1,545. This gives a well  1000 feet in depth.  Aa water is fouad at different  depths, the well, perhaps,, might  not need to be so deep, consequently the expense would be much less.  Sundiiea te be purchased locally,  such as lumber, carpenter's and  blacksmith'9 tools, estimated price,  makes a grand total of $3,i59-°5-  Outside pf this comes Mr. Lee's  wages per day, #4.00, and that of  his help.  Mr. Lee in his remarks stated  that there was nothing to lead him  to think that water could not be  found here. '  An estfaate ofthe cost of a well  fnnk on Whidby Island of 227 feet  was $1000.  . Mr. Ladner then read the second  tender from Mr. Morrison, of Owen  Sound, Out, which figures up as  follows :  Mr. Morrison recommends a No.  5 machine and tools, including piping and casing, costing about $3,000  fh Pittsburg, freight and duty to be  added to that.  He fa of the opinion that $500  would cover the cest of piping and  casing.  Again he advocates purchasing  an outfit in Canada, thereby saving  the cost of duty.  Such a machine in Canada, including everything, could be had  for about $2,000, some timber needed coiild be purchased locally.  This outfit would require from two  to three months to place on the  ground.  Mm Morrison advocates joining  with |tcveston, thereby. lightening  the expense of each and ultimately  reaching the same end.  After both plans had been discussed it was decided that a committee, be formed to interview a  number of farmers and townspeople,  and if satisfactory, communication  was to be opened up with a party  in Fairhaven having a machine at  present in disuse, said machine to  be procured if possible and brought  over on trial, before going into more  expensive measures.  Those on the committee were:  Messrs. Reeve and Thos. Ladner,  Ja». McCallan, Wm. Arthur and  David McKee.  . On report of the- committee a  meeting will be held in the future  to make more definite arrangements.  Notes.  One man evidently came prepared  to talk up the' pure water scheme  but we're under the impression that  it wasn't water that he hadv!n the  bottle in his pocket.  One gentleman present thought  that the water was pretty bad, but  for many years had been drinking  it more or less (generally less) apd  was still hale and hearty.  Thi9 doing away with rain water  will be the cause of throwing one  of our esteemed correspondents out  of a job.  Well! well! Mr. well-driller, such  a well well-bored would be well for  us.  What with the W.C.T.U. advocating the doing away with the  "strong" drink, and the present  committee that of the "soft" one,  guess we'll have to take our drinks  "straight."  Under existing conditions, the  unfortunate citizen drinks river  water and contracts typhoid ; he  drinks rain-water and gets diphtheria; he drinks whiskey and is fined  $10. In fact the average citizen is  strictly up against it.  MORE DISALLOWANCE.  The Act Passed by the British  Columbia Legislature to further  amend the Coal Mines Regulation  Act, has been disallowed by an Or-  der-in-Council.  Auother Act to regulate immigration into British Columbia has  also been disallowed, as well as an  Act relating to the employment at  works carried on under franchises  granted by private act.  TO FIGHT AGAIN.  Robert Fitzsimmous and James J.  Jefferies gave a sparring exhibition  in Portland a few nights ago, and  before going on the stage Fitzsim-  mons declared his intention of reentering the ring. He said: "I  am willing to fight any man in the  world, bar nobody. I did intend to  quit the ring after my fight with  Jefferies, but I am as good a man  to-day as ever I was, and better  than any other fighter that I know  oi except the present champion."  OUGHT TO MAKE A " HIT."  President John Mitchell, uf the  United Mine Workers, recently connected with the great strike, is to  write a book dealing with the question of capital and labor, and givitig  a detailed history of the strikes of  1900 and 1902.  With a view to improving the  herd at Victoria our Deputy Minister of Agriculture, who has gone  eust in search of information, has  been making a plea at Ottawa for  the free entry of Angora goats.  Mr. Anderson says that they are  "rather fancied in our province."—  Columbian.  Capt. Bernier has declined the  $5,000 offered by both Victoria and  Vancouver to build his outfit in  those cities. He says he will give  the preference to Quebec, but at the  same time says that offers of this  kind are very acceptable.  , He was a red-headed man; aud  as he stepped in our sanctum the  Other, day his brazen lace wore a  quizzical expression. That was not  so extraordinary,—perhaps it was  an obituary poem or a Christmas  ode; but when he calmly asked us  if the Salvation Army had arrived  in town Sunday night (having  heard strange sounds), we were  speechless, and in our confusion he  made his escape. Should ke dare  to call again we will proceed to  make dints in his cranium and end  by firing him through the window.  "Nuff said.  There is Some talk of organizing  a base ball club iu town and a meeting-will be called soon after New  iYJear's for that purpose. We have  lots of good material for a fast ball  team aud hope that those who are  interested will attend the meeting  and do all they can to help the  snort along.  A FACT.  The premier's action in regard to  the vacant seat for West Yale must  not be allowed to pass. The people  must make themselves heard, and  if the governrxent remains obdurate  a petition should be presented to  His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor. Extreme cases need extreme  remedies, and this is one of them.  It is beside the case to say that the  will of the people must be expressed j  in the Legislature. It cannot be so  expressed if the people's representation is denied to them.—News-Advertiser.  -+-  I    Delta Transfer Stable  X LADNER, B. C.  SINGLE AND DOUBLE RIGS AND  SADDLE HORSES  ON SHORT NOTICE  Team Work Gone at Specially Low Prices.  LADNER, B. C.  W. ALEXANDER, PROP.  Livery rigs and saddle horses for  hire.     Horses bought and sold  on commission,  ^eanungdone on short notice*  P. Clark  Gessenal Bhaolcsmlth  Ladner, B. C.  First class  work.  Horseshoing  a specialty.  1 ill Pill  Rosea,   Rhododendron*,   Afjahas,   Shade   Trees,  flmall Prnits.  Greenhouse and betiding out plantB, at kss thau  eastern or foreign price*.  Clean certificate from tlie inspector.  Garden, Kield, and Flower Seeds.   Roeh nirirty  tested aa to vitality, and ut close prle_s.  Fcriiluers,   Eee   Supplies,   Aancuitural   Tmple  meats, &c.  New catalogue tolls you all about it.   Call and  examine our stock and get our liht or send  for u. it *vtu o„«„ ynn money,  Address  JVl.  J.   HENRY,  toe*) Westminster Road,  Vancouver, B. C.  0. T. Baker  1  Agent for  Ladner, B. C.  A fill! Mock af Buggiea, Carriages always  hand.   Repairing of nil descriptions.  To Intelligent Business  Men and Farmers:  Insure your Stocks, Houses and  Barns in the Anglo-Amkrican and  Equity Firf Insurance Companies. We are not in the Insurance  Trust, and can positively save yon  money.    Oall or write for rates.  A. W. McLeod,  DISTRICT AGKNT.  Office: Burr Block, Columbia street,  'Phone 62.       New estminster  >^l*+*y..*b.+A*.A.»'A**fr..'A+.A+'A.*A  I lit ID M HIBB I  f   •.;. ; ■■■ •  —f  t   J. HENLEY   f  V T  ♦♦♦ NKW WESTMINSTER, .-. B.C. ♦*♦  ♦*• Manufacturers of all kinds of A  ♦ Soda Water, Ginger •>  a Ale and Summer .♦.  I Drinks. j  £ Your patronage solicited ^  •...;.-«.»;.....;..»..y«..;..»-j.....^.«..;..,..;...„;..«.,;.  I JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor.  -V Telephone "Ladner" No. 10.  A ^  _!__t_   T1 W -T-r _--Sf-ift __!•■_ «!■_■?._.*__ .!■_ .Trfti tTtl.?, _ ,M.!.i .?. ,X.!. _ _». _ __■ _■■!_/■ ■*■-*•-**  T" * I TTTTTtTTt I TTTTT ttVTTTTTTTTTTTTTTt TTT't^T  If you want first class work  SEND YOUR LAUNDRY TO THE  New Method Steam Laundry  NEW  WESTMINSTER,  W. R. McOlellan, Agent, - - Ladner.  Leave Laundry on Monday and  it will  be returned  on  Saturday.  Gents clothes cleaned and pressed.     Blankets and Curtains a specialty.  Binder Twine, Bailing Wire  & CO  Cheapest and Best  NEW WBSTMINSTEK, B. C.  iiifflisiisiiiiii  Call at the Old Stand lately occupied by P. Clark.  First class work. Youx patronage solicited.  W. II. TAYLOR,     -     -     PROP.  B. C. CIGAR FACTORY  B. C—Noted  Brand.  PHOENIX—With  EagSes.  OLD SPORT—Always Reliable.  B. WILBERG & CO- NEW wkstinstm, b. o.  P, O. BOX 661.  Subscribe for Thr Dkvta News.  "Adti" in it bring good results.  ft  9  9  9  ©  ®  ©  ©  ©  o  KEEP YOUR EYE  ON  THIS SPACE . . .  = FOR =?  r  t  I  I  f  i  ©^•••••©•••••©••o9«e» *':«•:?*••«*•_•©•©•••••••_  C. P. N. Co.  TIME TABLE  Across America.  A solid vestibuled train daily in  eacli direction.  Leaves    wix-tHi, l  a.m. ferry  Arrives estminrter by 2130 p.m.  ferry.  Finest equipment in the vrest.  Fastest time to Kootenay and the  erst. Tickets on sale to all points  in Europe.  D. P. SANDERSON, Agent.  NEW  WBSTiNSTBK,   B.  C.  SANTA CLATJS  Toys! lis! GK  NEW  v m  All kinds of nice pretty things.  Special inducements to Sunday  Schools aud other committees and  large buyers generally.  Don't forget the place.  Mackay&Southon  Santa Claus Headquarters  Columbia street,   -   ]«rw WKSTt_NBTB*.,B.C.  ■japjo 01  .r;*E_ s»pp« _' puis ssibq uauuviai  „«p isjg ni anop ^iojw "saonaj  ptuisnoo    oj    twjpu   spiu;ti0Q  •Supuatf aiijVa »3e_  nTOijarav Pnl3  umpmirco joj V-mSy  'aavAA d t  WESTHINSTER-STBVBSTON  EOUTH.  Steamer   Tr&ssfer,   leaves   New   W*«t-  minster at 2 p.m . daily, except  Sundny. I eaves Steveston Monday, 7 a.m., Friday 6 a.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Wednoe/dny, Thursday, 6 p.m., calling: at Fraser Kiver landings detween New TTeStkitii-  stor and Steveston.  VICTORIA  NKW  WESTMINSTER  KOUTE.  S.S.   Princes*   Louise   loaves Victoria  Tuesdays   and Fridays   at T   a.m.  Leaves   New   Westminster   Wednes-  thyvB   and   Saturdays at 7   a. m.,  calling   ut   Mityne,   Steveston   and  Guiohon.  NEW WESTM1NSTER-CHILLIWA0K  RUUTK.  S.S. Beaver leaves New Tfiwlniilnseei  Mondays, \Yedn__ays and jTsi.  days at 8 a.m. Leaves ChilliwsMfc  Tuesdays, Thursdays and SatSaT-  days at 7 a.m., oalling at FMassc  Kiver landings between Na*(  Veetmineter and  Chilliwaok.  VICTORIA-VANCOUVER ROUTS.  S.S. Chnnoer leuves Victoria daily at  1  a.m.    S.S.  Charmer leaves Vancouver daily at  1:15 p.m.  All   steamers   from   Vancouver   s_l  from C.P.R. wharf.    The Company r*»  servos   the   right    of   changing    __•)  table at  any  time   without   notification.  For full particulars as to tune,  rates, etc., apply to nearest agent, or  to  JAMES SCLATER,  Vancouver   Depot   and   428   Hasting*  stroet, or to  J. W.'TROUP, B. J. COYU,  Manager, Asst. Gen. Pass AJi,  Victoria. Vancouver.  The Delta News  One Dollar a Year THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1902.  ' '    _IRTH  •jDbnnis—In East Delta, on Sunday,  December 14th, to Mr. and Mrs.  G. O. Dennis, a son.  LOCAL   NEWS.  w  _*  I  Nothing but the Best in stock  Mason Bros, of Gulfside, are advertising geese for sale.  Miss M. Green spent the fore  part of the week in the cities.  Mrs. P. T. Gibbie, of Gulfside,  spent Thnrsday at Westminster.  Now 1b the time to order your  Christmas turkey from McKee Bros.  Mrs. Wm. Arthur speut Sunday  with her sister, Mrs. D. Woodward.  Mies Thornbur, of New Westminster, it risitimg her friend, Miss  „. Arthur.  D. McNeil, of the firm of Gross  & McNeil, Vancouver, was in town  this week.  Mrs. J. Cillan, ofthe Wellington farm, was up to the cities on  Thursday. '  Edward Ladner returned home  on Tuesday from an extended  visit in the cities.  Miss Montgomery and Miss Mason, of Gulfside, weie visiting the  Royal city this week.  Mrs. J. Kirkland left on Thursday for California to remain a few  months for the benefit of her health.  Mrs. John Oliver, wife of our  M. P. P., and daughter, have been  seriously ill but are now convalescent.  J. W. Storey returned from Glacier this week and  is visiting with I  his brother-in-law,   Thos   Hume at |  Crescent Island.  J. C. Wade makes a  special offei;  for 12 days, ending Jan. ist.   With  . every order-of $100.00 one$6.00  gate wi'.l be given FREE-  The Ladner Cornet Band will  (give one of its inimitable conceits  about the middle of January. Auj  entire repoitoire oi the latest music  will be produced. Be on the watch  for programmes and posters.  The Christmas tree entertainment I  to be held in tht Sacred Heart  church, at Port Guichon, is to be  held on . Tuesday evening, Dec.  23rd, not the 22nd as slated in last  issue. Entertainment begins at 7  o'clock sharp. Coine one, cone all,  a good time 16 expected.  W. E. Sinclair's boot and shoe  stoic at New Westminster has the  fit.est display of ilippcra that there  is iu the province. All kinds of tht  bett and fiuc:.t makes, and anyone  wishing to purchase a nice and  suitable present for a lady or gentlemen can get just what they want  by calling it this store.  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. SI NCLAIR, Lull She M Ol Iff IttttI  a __e_bs__ate_fcati,  ©       BOOTS  i  ;      &  •  ?      SHOES  • ■  DRYGOODS  FOR  BARGAINS  IN    THESE     GOODS  CAW.   ON  GENT'S  FURNISHINGS  FOR SALE  Eleven Geese For Sale.  Apply to    Mason Bros.  Guliside.  .   .,    L.,     „,.—-,,. -~.——g—^_ 1 _a___C__B8S—■  McRAE &. Co  11 IMS  NEW WESTHINSTER, B. C.  A full line of English and Irish  Tweeds and Fancy Trouserings  always kept in stock.  Chloride of Lime.  Little's Soluble Phenyle.  McDougall's Fluid  Carbolic.  Carbolic Disinfecting Powder, together with all forms of  disinfectants for sale.  Xmas Cards now in stock aud  a large supply of  ill IIS ii  F. J. (mdsKenxle.  I. O. F.  Court Osseo, No. 34.43, meets  in I. 0. O. F. Hall. Visiting  brethren always welcome. C. R.,  J. B. Burr; R. S., U.S. McDonald.  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.  _ _ _ ___5*4a -*> _ _ _ _.*  Sweet Qdet  PURE  V  Lands  fi <S£_.  i» u £ _- - L __  SVRU  New Shipment of  CITY BAKERY  »Ju»«J.<,..J»^.«Jwa.^».«jK.«J».a.«jMa.»J».a.»J»<^.a.  Advertise in The NEWS  DO YOU NEED  HARNESS  If so place your order early  and avoid the spring rush  Everything in Narnssa  ®nd Saddlery at  moderate Pt'toos*  el McDowell,  DA ONER, B.C.  W. L HcBRIDE  PORT!'GUICHON, B. C.  Phone 5  j     CHOICE  t GROCERIES  COMB AND  INSPECT  THESE  GOODS  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED   *  BEST       k  9  BRANDS OF J  FLOUR  jj»©0®©_«_-<»®»®» $»9»"i9£9 *$«  A+A+&&4+4«H~l-f ♦H'+'H-H-f -f+f -H-?  A NEW LINE OF  TaDIES; BLOUSES LADIES SAILORS  LADIES SKIRTS LADIES WHITE UND_RWBAR - -  AND STAPLE DRYGOODS  FRESH :-: GROCERIES :-. EVERY :-: WEEK   AT   X  I). J- Jjukhtrson's  I  4 r  r*  if  ii  ^j£8   r  4_J*_a%< J_  a Glaus  -AT-  >  ig Store  if  1!  ■  i;  jROBERT may!  j    Ladner,    -    B. C.    ]  jOrocgscsj  I SUE IIIRlfc*  { TNISM1THIN0 \  * and REPAIRING j  t Heaters lin d and stoves set up.  1 Agciit for  i The   Gurney  Foundry   Coy's.  J     Oxford Stoves and Ranges.  t       The best on the market.  J 5  )M i  vjpa%B%B  m  __£!  The    nil-owing    properties  unsold at  recent auetion ma}  now be treated for   by private  sale.  North-west quarter of Section  15, 120 acres.  North half of south-west quartet of Section 15, 80 acres.  North half of south-east quarter of section 15; south hall  of south-west of section 15:  lots 3 and 4 section 15, 120  acres.  Portions of north-east quartei  section 10, 120 acres, also  Lots and  residence in  village of Ladner,    Full particulars of  '   H. HY'RICH,  Executor    Estate late  Thos.  * McNeely,  We have placed in our window a box which contains $35.00. We  will give a key to this box FREE with ever $2 Cash Purchase; two  keys with every $4 purchate and so on. Only three keys will unlock  the box Yours may he one ol them. When keys have all been given  out you may try your key.  The first key to unlock the box takes $20  •• second "        " "        " 10  " third    "        " "        " 5  You are entitled to tht: contests witt.ou'. reserve. It Is yourg. No  emplovee allowed to have a key. We do not know which key opens  the box.     Notice will be given of the date after which you can try key.  WM. JOHNSTON, Jig Big»  f A Visit to Toyland. Picture books 5 cents to $i,J  % large assortment of card games io cents each, dolls andi  h.doll houses, doll carriages, fancy baskets, lucky stocking j  ;t filled with presents for boys and girls 25 and 50 cents,,  £ colored I alls 20 to 50 cents each, china tea sets 30 to 75'  A cents, ping pong sets, croconole boards, magic lanterns,:  T vacutn arrows and pistol with targets complete 75 cents ■  each, budding and ABC blocks of every description,  warships, trains and a thousand others which space will ]  not allow us to mention. Call and see them while there'  \ are lots to choose from. ;  For the L dies  Fine Lawn Handkerchief1, hemstitch at 5 fcnd iocewts each  "      "     embroidery edge handkerchief at 35 and 30 cents each <  "    Linen " " "   * " 25    " 35        '<.  " •    " Lace        " " " 40    "  55       "  " Pownes" celebrated English Gloves, all size* In Black  •nd Ten, special $1.25 pair.  I Men's Furnishings  I        We have the largest and most select stock of Men's  f an Bov's neckwear ever shown in Ladner, direct from the  T manufacturers  if    12 Doz. four-in-hands assorted patterns, special at 20 cts each  12    "    kr.ot ties " " "       " 2*  10.  "    Pmis Derbys (narrow) "       '• 35      '<  12    "    foui -iu-hands and flowing ends      "       " 50      "  10    "   Flowing end ties (no two alike)    "       "65     "  Come early and get first choice.  MARSHALL SMITH  !  I  i  i  !  rQUR PM  —with   i_.-.-  P;^i  ?arf  ($0.  Flew Westminster, B. G.  I        Men's Smoking Jackets  f *4» ^5-5°, f-6, $7, *7-5Q, $8 and $13  . '-  Dressing Gowns  $9 and $12  ALL IMPORTED STOCK.  B _»  Agenoy  io  J. E. PHILLIPS  • 1     ■■'..>. <  ?  709-711 Columbia Street  V^.«J»-aHj«^»J»*«J«<.»J>.a^J»^«J~a' •J«-a.»J>»«J».». ^A-t^A  H     New Wwtnuaatar,     t  - m  ■■-..  M

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