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 I  '-; r  '        .  :'(..  Vol. 1. No. 6.  LADNER, B. C.j SATURDAY, HARCH 29, 1902.  $1.00 a year.  Price of Produce.—Hap-  ennings of The Week  -   at the Royal City.  New Westminster, March 29.—  The Easter .market is being held  , to-day instead of yesterday on account.of the latter being a holiday.  'The market is a lively one and sates  'are brisk, but there is little change  from the prices of last week although they are generally steadier.  Fergus Laidlaw, one of the best  known canners on the Fraser river  and part owner of the Delta cannery  at Ladner has been appointed manager of the Carlisle cannery at  Whatcom and left Friday for that  place. ;  Quite a number" of people <in this  city had contracts with the Tontine  Savings Company ©f Minneapolis  which has been .put out of business  by the United States government on  account of its fraudulent methods of  doing 'business. Those who had  contracts with'the company in this  city have of course lost all they paid  in which varied'.in sums of from'teir  to sixty (dollars. The company had  an agency 'her* for several .months.  * j  The ipdtjft® 'famine in 'Siwi 'Francisco SthT continues andlarge quanti-'  ties of the tdbers-are being shipped  regularly to the Golden Gate city  from this district. The latest shipment was sent South several days  ■ago and consisted of over twelve  Ihundred sacks.  The death occured in the city on  Friday last of Mrs. Thos. Sayer, an  old pioneer of New Westminster.  The deceased lady was sixty-one  years of age.  No trace has yet been found of  'Sam. Luudberg awell known fisherman who mysteriously disappeared  over a week ago. It is now supposed that he has committed suicide.  He was a member .of the Fraternal  Order of Eagles and ;tbe local Aerie  are offering a reward of #50 for the  recovery of his body 'or informafion  of his whereaboats.  -A large number of farmers and  settlers have come to New Westminster from North Dakota this  spring;and have settled in the sur-  ounding district.  An interesting case was disposed  of in 'the police court this week. It  was that of a boy who was arrested  forstealing a watch on a charge laid  by the boy's father. The evidence  'of the case however proved that the  father was the real culprit and the  boy was released and the father arrested and he is now doing time for  the theft.  Saved in Time.  About 11130 o'clock on Thursday  morning a fire was observed burning on the roof of the building form-.'  erly occupied by the firm of McKee  Bros, as a butcher shop, and now  partly in possession of Albert Walker, the barber. A bucket brigade  was immediately formed, T. Wooh  ery and A. Walker climbed to tbe  roof and with the assistance A. Fen-  ton, A. Roberts, John McKee, W.'  James, Guy Walker and the employees of the Delta hotel, the fire  was spepdily got under control. If  it had not been for the energetic efforts of the above parties there is no  it a serioas fixe would have oc-  curred, as the wind was blowing a  gale ait the time.  The only feasible idea is that the  fire may have been smouldering for  some time, as there was some old  cloth lining back of the sign board  on the roof, which was no doubt ignited by a spark some hours previous, the high wind.fanning it into  a blaze.  There was no damage done to  the building outside of a couple of'  small holes in the roof.  The necessity of fire protection is  illustrated by the above.  The Dominion governments offer  of a fourth contingent to go to  South Africa to aid the cause of the  empire, has been accepted. It will  probably !be the largest on record,  2,000 men,  Messrs H. J. Hutcherson, A.  Clausen, and J. Simpson, local nini-  rods, spent yesterday up along the  Nicomechkl. They report having an  excellent time and a good catch.  Miss Leon a Whitworth entertained her schoolmates and companions  at a birthday party yesterday afternoon.  DAIRYMEN MEET.  Directors   Meeting   Held  This Week at The  Royal City.  The first .directors meeting this  year of the;B. C. Dairymen's Association was held in Westminster on  Monday. Reeve W. 'SI.] Ladner,  and H. J. Kirkland of Ladner from  the Delta were in attendance.  A good deal of routine business  was transacted. There were numerous enquiries reported from all  parts of the province for '' stackers,''  tlie desire being general for more  animals of good breed, with which  to improve the local herds.  The auction sales of stock for  breeding purposes inaugurated a  couple of. years ago and carried on  with such success last year will be  continued.  A sale will be held at Ashcroft some  time in May. On this occasion  there will be two carloads of stock  from the least and one of local stock.  The .matter of having a similar sale  at New Westminster, in the fall  about exhibition week was decided  upon.  The secretary also reported having received a telegram from the  east stating that a carload of stock  for T. E. Ladner, of Ladner and A.  Lochore of Lytton, had been shipped  last Saturday, alid would probably  arrive in a couple of weeks. The  shipment consists entirely of dairy  heifers, all short horn grades of  milking strain.  Public School.  The Ladner public school closed  yesterday and will also be closed on  Monday for the Easter holidays.  The following are ..the promotions:  Prom First .Primer .to I "Reader 1 Kruest Lord  Henry Jordan  From I Reader to II Reader: James Shirley  Ray McDonald.. Herbert Hume, Reggie Manuel'  Freddie Mackenzie, Gladys Devereau.  From 11 Reader to HI Reader: Leila Kirkland,  Frances Ouiehoti, Ada Leary, OlatlysSidilal, Olga  Kirkland, Blanche Calhoun, F.mnia Himbe'rger.  From Junior III to Senior III: Edith Rich  Aimer Hehner, Floyd Monkman, I.illie Whitworth, Donald Neibitt, Minerva Smith, Vernon  Taylor.  From Senior III to JV.: Mngj;ie Mackenzie,  Kdna Leary, Myrtle McDonald, Lily Scott, Andra  Silcch, Josephiloule, 3*eiJ0 Leary, John Nlcolich.  WO II IS II  The Dredge to Come to  Ladner After The Chilliwack Work.  Robert   A!ex;:UKler of  Boundary  Bay died at Newminster yesterday.  Owing to the absolute necessity  of the sand bars at the landing at  Ladner, be cleared out, a numerously signed petition from the ratepayers was presented to Reeve W. H.  Ladner the first of this week, asking  him to call a public meeting to discuss dredging matters and to forward  resolutions to Mr. Morrison M. P.  asking that this matter be attended  to at once. The proposed meeting  was in fair way of progress, when a  communication from Mr. Morrison to  the Reeve was received stating that  the dredge would be sent to Ladner  as soon as the work at the Chilliwack landing was completed, and as  a result the matter was let drop.  The News is pleased to state that  at last something definite is known  as to when the dredge would be at  Ladner, and while the work here is  of the utmost importance it cannot  be delayed too long, and with the  completion of the Chilliwack work  it should hasten with all speed to  remove the obstructions which are  impeding traffic at Ladner—the  mast important shipping point on  the Fraser river. Since the first  issue of The News it has advocated  this work, and as a result awakened  the people up the river to the fact of  the importance of the ©elta district,  and also appreciates other papers—  though infringing on their "vested  rights"—taking up the matter, and  although having only a few readers  every little helps.  TO GO VIA LADNER.  The Great Northern Railway to Take Freight  to Vancouver.  Within <a months time the Great  Northern Railway will be operating  into Vancouver, tothe extent of landing carloads lots of freight there  unbroken,.  Freight will be brought from  Liverpool, opposite New Westminster, to False Creek, and from  there distributed.  "We started work Monday in  Fa'-c Creek," said Capt. S. F. Mac-  Kei;;;ie, when asked regarding the  matter. "We will build a slip near  our wharf there, and from Liverpool,  south of New Westminster, will  handle ears into Vancouver the same  as is donein the system to be inaugurated at the same time with Victoria. The barges will each handle  about fifteen cars at a trip, and they  will be run ashore at short sidetracks  on the •sorith side of False Creek  and from ©air wharf goods will be  distributed throughout the city."  The barges used are to be about  the same size as the Transfer No. 1,  which has been engaged for several  years for the C. P. R. in the Gulf  ferry business.  There will be but a few hours'  delay in the handling of freight directly into Vancouver. The trip  around from the Fraser is via Ladner and Point Gray, and with good  tides should easily be made in from  three to four hours.  In July a shipload of rails will  arrive from tbe Oid Country, for the  line from Liverpool to Ladner and  from Vancouver to Westminster.  Capt. MacKenzie says that the completion of the bridge across the  Fraser is now the only thing that  has to be waited for, and when that  is done the line will be extended into Vancouver as soon as it can be  constructed. The Ladner branch  will be completed this fall, and thereafter freight for Vancouver will come  into False Creek from Ladner.  Capt MacKenzie also said that his  wharf and the site of the new slip on  which construction work was commenced to-day, would be one of the  city terminals of the Great Northern  extension from Westminster.  Regarding the northern business,  it is reported that an arrangement is  being made for Seattle vessels to call  both on the northern and southern  trips, and that they would then carry  considerable of the freight for the  north brought over Great Northern  rails. This is, however, only surmise, and may have arisen from the  fact of the visit here to-day of Mr.  C.E.Peaboly, of the Alaska Steamship Company, and other officials  from Seattle who are now iu the  city.  LANGLEY MEETING  Urges Construction of the  Coast-Kootenay Railway at Once.  A meeting of the residents of  Langley Municipality was held last  Saturday evening at Otter hall with  J. Calbick as chairman, and D. Mc-  Vey as secretary. Several addresses were made and resolutions concerning the early construction of  the Coast-Kootenay railway were  passed :  " Whereas while apathy and neglect are apparent on every hand in  the Fraser valley, where much money has been expended in partial development, closer connection with  the markets by means of the Coast-  Kootenay railway will establish our  position, cause a large influx of settlers, progress and contentment will  reign, be it resolved,  '• That the government of British  Columbia be urged to at once either  take action to construct and operate  tbe first section of the proposed railway, as a government work or otherwise permit some other concern  to take up the work of construction,  under proper conditions of control  by the government of freight and  passenger rates. And be it further  resolved,  "This meeting is of the opinion  the V. V. & E. R. R- Co. would  do the work and operate the road  more to the advantage of the country than any other now in existence."  "That the residents of Otter, Al-  dergrove, etc., in mass meeting assembled view with alarm the proposal to heavily subsidize the construction of the Canada Northern,  while the Coast-Kootenay is neglected,  "And be it further resolved, that  when the matter is again brought  up in the house, the member for  Delta riding be directed to oppose  its passage."  Carried unanimously.  Copies of the resolutions were forwarded to Mr. Oilver, with the request it be laid before the house; also  that copies thereof be sent to the  Premier and the speaker for their  information.  The municipal councils of Langley  Surrey, Matsqui, Delta, Sumas and  Chilliwack will be communicated  with and requested to co-operate in  urging their immediate action in the  matter of railway construction.  Owing to the great demand for  potatoes in the south, British Columbia potatoes have been on the move  lately. .  New Shuffle Might Give  the People of B. C. a  Square Deal.  Interest during the last week has  centered almost entirely on the Redistribution Bill and the Canadian-  Northern Railway negotiations. As  regards the Redistribution Bill, satisfaction is expressed, although it is  general!}' conceded that the bill  would be fairer had it given one  member less to Victoria, Vancouver  and Cariboo.  The cost of the various surveys of  the Ladner-Westminster wagon road  are as follows: Survey made by  Cotton, $1,066; survey made by  Hill, $163.75; survey made by Kil-  leen, $116.  It is understood negotiations are  proceeding with a view to the construction of the Coast-Kootenay  railway, also the Kittemat and Haz-  elton road.  Indications are that pressure is  being brought to bear upon the government to subsidize Vancouver,  Yukon & Northern road.  The commission to investigate the  charges against the government  brought by Smith Curtis, is sitting.  Mr. Dunsmuir and Mr. Greenshields  have been in the witness box. Mr.  Justice Walkem is the commissioner.  A strong contrast is presented between the terms given to Mackenzie  & Mann, in regard to construction  in Nova Scotia, where the government loans Mackenzie'& Mann $13,-  500 per mile, at an interest of three  and one-half per cent, whilst the  British Columbia government proposes to give a cash subsidy amounting to $2,318,550 with a land subsidy of 10,570,000 acres. The agreement does not provide for government control of rates, or any concession of like nature in the interests  of the public.  A strip of land forty miles in  width along the line of railway is to  be reserved, and any deficiency is to  be made up in blocks of ten miles  square, from adjacent lands. Practically, this means giving the company all the valuable lands tributary to the railway.  On Wednesday Hon. Mr. Wells  laid upon the table an agreement  between the government- and the  Canadian Northern railway company for the construction of" a line  of railway from Yellowhead to Butte  Inlet and Victoria.  The Company is to be granted a  subsidy of 20,000 acres a mile, and  the following cash subsidy:  (A)—For the first 50 miles of railway, commencing at or near Butte  Inlet, the sum of $4,800 per mile.  (B)—From the end of the said  first 50 miles to the point nearest to  Ouesuel, the sum of $4,000 per mile.  (C)—From the said point nearest  to Qtiesnel to the eastern boundary  of British Columbia, at or near  Yellowhead Pass, the sum of $4,500  per mile.  The subsidy may be paid in inscribed stock of the province, bearing 3 per cent intrest per annum  The lands are to be exempted from  taxation until alieiyited, and the  railway for ten years after competition, after which the government  can either take 2 percent, of the  gross earnings or tax the line under  the railway act.  The provisions are practically the  same as those of the draft agreement  already published.  The contractors are to commence  construction within three months  after the Dominion has granted to  the railway aid satisfactory to the  company.  The contract is signed by Wm,  Mackenzie, as agent for the Edmon-.  ton, Yukon and Pacific Railway 6c*,  It is definitely stated that the proposed line on the island will be via  Alberni and the Cowiehan valley to,  Victoria. THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 29, r9o2.  THE  DELTA   NEWS  EY RIC. A. FRASER  Subscription Price, per year in advance, $1.00  SAT.URDAV, MARCH 29,  IQ02.  The Provincial Legislature of  British Columbia is iu many ways a  linique bod> . It has a premier, two  leaders of two different oppositions,  one of which voles with the government to prolong its life.  It has a "silent premier" under  the tutelage of one of the leaders of  the opposition. It dismissed a lieutenant governor. It sends ministers  to the people to be elected 011 a railway or a bridge scheme. It is at  present appointing a royal commission to enquire into serious charges  made against the premier by a mem-  ber of the opposition. It wants  railways built throughout the province. It seeks to bring capital to  the province by having a millionaire premier at the head of affairs.  Yet this body does not think it  jyortli»hile to have any authentic  records of these passing events to  hand down to future generations of  statesmen of this fair province of  purs. The only records are those  found on file in the newspaper cilices and these are sometimes often a  HIGHWAY TRAFFIC j  An   Act   to   Amend   the  Highway Traffic Regulation Act.  The following are*- the amendments to the act regulating highways, which .Mr. Oliver, member  for Delta has brought forward:  1. This Act may be cited as the  '.'Highway Traffic Regultion Act  Amendment Act, 1902."  2. Section 8 of  the "Highway  Traffic Regulation Act," beingcha] -  ter 92 of the Revised Statues, 1897,'  is hereby repealed, and the following-  substituted therefor:  "8. It shall he unlawful for any  wagon or other vehicle carrying a  load in excess of that mentioned, in  the Schedule hereunto annexed to  be drawn or driven 011 any of the  public highways of that portion of  the Province of British Columbia  situate west of the Cascade Range  of mountains."  3. Saction 9 of the said Act is  hereby repealed, and the following  substituted therefor:  "9 It shall be sufficient prima  facie evidence that any waggon or  vehicle has, contrary to the provisions of this Act, carried a load in  excess of that mentioned in the  Schedule to this Act annexed, for  0 state  upon  little  bias.    Vi   a   proper Hansard  were a part of the legislature of the  province, no need then for the members to be making complaints about  the scurrilous (?) editorial articles  appearing occasionally. Some of  the happenings of the present session would  read like fiction to the  future generations of British Columbia.  /The dredge, King Kdward, will  pome to Ladner to work on the Lars  at the steamboat landings as soon as  she completes the work at the landing near Chilliwack. This is a disappointment to the Delta people but  it is impossible for the dredge to  work at a half-dozen places at once,  and the work up above is also badly  needed. Mr. Morrison is doing his  utmost to have the work at different  points along the river attended to  and information received from him  this week states that the work at  Ladner will be done as soon as  possible.  any credible witness  oath that to the best of }iis judgment  and opinion the wagon or vehicle  in question, at the tinie-cf.the alleged  infraction of this Act, carried a load  in excess of that mentioned in the  Schedule hereunto annexed, and  upon such evidence Lei, g given the  onus shall le cast upon the party  charged Of'disprqving that the load  exceeded that mentioned iu the  Schedule hereunto annexed, and  i.he said Schedule shall form part oi  this Act.  SCHEDULE.  ' 'Carts or pther two-wheeled vehicles shall not carry a load in excess  of the following:  o;; tirc3 under 2 inches in width    . .., ll.s  "      3 inches and, under 3 Inches  i. ,. "  "3 >" 4    "          b "  4 " 5    "    1 '■  5 " 0     '•        35*) "  "Wagons and other four-wheeled  vehicles shall not carry a load in  excess of the following:  On tires under two inches  ic,oa lbs  "     2 inches and tinder 3 inches...   i jo "  3 -1      "       ...    3 >00 "  THE NEW ART  BELL PIANOS  With the "illimitable Action1"  Th® e1Fu21 metal Plate,"  The "Bushed Tuning Pins"  The " Orchestral Attachment??  HAVE NO EQUAL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD  The New Art Bell Piano rank as having reached nearer absolute perfection than has ever  yet been attained in the history of high grade piano building in Canada."--The Toronto Star,  fifty Wm &\ Kniifii!  Mil) .olllBo 01 pDIIIQl  Hi  nm  select from, and you can buy at reasonable prices and  nilfiiil) on easy terms. This house will not sell, trad* nor discount your note. We do business on business principles. We want every family that intends to buy a Piano or Organ to write us for our prices and terms. No telling what a 2  cent stamp may save you.  NO'TICI*.—Our prices on New Bell Organs are $50 and up and on easy payments.  " Not a penny' added if bought on time."  /  W. MONTELIUS,  410 Hastings Street, W  r^  5uoo '  Should any of our subcribers fail  to receive The Delta News we  trust the matter will be brought to  pur attention immediately. We are  endeavoring to give to the people of  this district as bright and newsy a  paper as it is possible to give. We  have reason to believe that we are  succeeding, and we want everybody  to read it. Subcriptious are coming  in daily. Send The News to your  friends at a distance.  A trip through Delta reveals the  fact that farm stock with very few  exceptions are in excellent condition. This speaks well for the farmers as this backward season is considered rather hard on the stock.  Quite a number are busy engaged  jri underdraining and plowing.  Delta Electcral District.  That tract of land contained within the limits of the municipalities of  Delta, Surrey and Langley, including Barnstone and McMillan Island,  shall constitute one electoral district,  to be designated "Delta electoral  aistric" and return one men b.:r.  On wagons or other vehicles having tires of different widths the  mean width of ail the tires shall be  taken as the width of tire.  ^••^••^•^•^••^,  eiii 111  I!  H  Agent for  IIS : :  Ladner, B. C.  11 im  1 SojBB  n  The Great Milk Producer  T    A CONCENTRATED FOOD FOR CATTLE, POULTRY, PIGS AND HORSES.  vj/Write for Particulars,  A full stock of Tlufffcks, Carriages aliv&yrf on  hand.   Repairing of all d'jscriptione,  For first class Tonsorial  work go to SHOFF'S  Ib, us, Pipes, oi  Try Shnff's New Cigar Tic " PIT'   W10S."  If you want a first-class   haircut  or shave go to  A  KER»S\  Also Hot and Cold Baths ready  at  all hours.  You will make no mistake  if you order Suits from  Ladies and Gents Tailoring  i eiii! lie  ;;alias, Shade   Trees,  1 leas than  Rosea,  Rhododendrons,  Small Fruit.:*.  Green1 nouse and bedding out plant:!,  eastern or foreign pri :es.  Clean certificate from the inspector.  Garden, Field; and Flower Seeds. Koch variety  tested as tn vitality, a id at close prices.  Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Agricultural Implements, tec.  New catalogue tells you all about it. Call and  examine our stock and get our list or send  for St; it will save you money.  Address  M.  J.   NENRY,  3000 Westminster Road)   -   -   Vancouver, B. C.  j.1. UIES, MM. L i. f,*■*+>» 1  REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GET THE  Ninety per cent of the Separators in use are De Laval.  The highest honors at all great Impositions were won by We Laval..  They will skim milk cleaner nnd at a greater range or temperature than any other Separator,  an fnestlmable advantage durjn'g tile whiter. ■ ,     ,. . , .    ''.  One 6f the'iudgtt at Portage W Prairie, where the Melotte people claim a victory, purchased  We are prepared to demonstrate the superiority of the De l.aval in a test with all competitors,  the loos r to pay all expenses.   HIGHEST   HONORS :   Gold Medal at the ran American Exposi- Grand Prize, Brussels 1397  tion, HufTalo.... i   Grand Prise, Paris..... ; ■   Gol.l Medal, Oahlua 1   190;  Grand Prise, Antworp    J! i«94  I90U  Gold Medal, Chicago....'    • ifias  IS9H  I.ADNliK, B, C.  A  ST  Claringfton Hotel  1  J. WISE, (Proprietor.  SOUTH WESTMINSTER, B. C  LADNKR, n. c.  WM. Al.KXANDKl', PROP.  L/lvejy rigs and  saddle horses for  1 ire.     Horses bought and sold  0:1 eoir.missi'T.i..  Teaming done on shcrt notice.  PORT GUICHON, B. C  First class accommodation and  everything first class.  Convenient to steamboat landings.  G.W.Puclcl  House Painting"  Ladner, B. C.  All  kinds of parting   done.  Your orders solicited.  J. L. WALWORTH & CO.  Sol   Aeents ill B 0. for the Tie l.aval Separators.   Dealers in Creamery and Dairy Supplies, Mc-  Cormick Harvesting Kachincy.    11. C. Agent tor RuBael & Co.'s Threshing Machinery.  Importers of German Parchment Butter paper.'  Office and Store:   21 Hastings Street, ■ VANCOUVER, B. C.  HIGK'S MOTEL Mackay&Southon  *.£&*;$&. \ iisiipil?    ! Columbia street,   -   NEW WESTMINS'f ^,B.C.  Have just placed in stock their second installment of  -   Wall Paper  -  [n ..ew patters and at moderate prices, and cpr-  d'l'lv invite inspection of s.ame.  Conveniently  situated  and  first class in every particular.  BEST CUISINE SERVICE  H.MOREY&CO.  LEADING  ttsiM  B  New Westminster, B. C.  i €. faks  716-718 Columbia Street  NKW WESTMINSTER,    -   -   -  IE  Call on ua for anything in ourli.ie Meu f°Xx ' °ur Motta.  c6mc to town.   Sati. faction gnu-anteed.  Pair Dealing and Prices an Cliean  as the Cheapest,   a Call Solicited, ™ THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1902.  A. MORRISON, M. P.  ■ ■  :>  ■■  ■  '  Makes a Strong Speech in  the House of Commons  Last Thursday.  In the debate on the budget Thursday last Aulay Morrison, New Westminster, replied to Mr. Blain. Mr.  Morrison said that whatever was  the policy of any government,  whether protection or free trade, it  was necessary to apply business  principles to it. The present government did apply business principles in transacting the affairs of  the government. The condition of  the people to a great extent reflected  the condition of the country. The  people of Canada to-day were prosperous and have been so since 1896.  Reference to the budget each year  would show that there was a surplus  :' .each year. That would be a good  test in the business condition and  the same test aught to be applied to  the   government.      This   was   an  ■ evidence of'prosperity and a careful  handling of the affairs of the country.  The value of fisheries to-day exceeds  $24,000,000; the value of mines  over $69,000,000; lumber over  $89,000,000; and farming, etc.,  over $600,000,000.    All   this was  ■ hjggly satisfUct4||y.  Having said this, he took up mat-  ; ters affecting '{British Columbia.  ' There were some articles of the tariff  which required readjustment. There  were duties on preserves, jellies and  jams, about one hundred per cent.  Ton the value of California goods .of  ithe same quality. Then in the lumber trade there was a hardship in  •British Columbia. There was a  duty on lumber to'the United States  of $2 per thousand, yet mills on the  Amercian side pf the boun/dry could  supply b<tfh fhe Ganarl;aji and  American marj^et with rough him.  ber free. The reason why this could  not be remedied was because Manitoba and the Northwest members  opposed it. They wanted in Manitoba free lumber no majtter where it  came from. His own ppinion was  that lumber would not be any higher if a duty was placed on it. Manitoba and the Northwest did not  appreciate the British Columbia  industry. The tariff should be framed for Canada. He said that, yet  he was not a protectionist.  Mr. Morrison then took up'the  question of lead, showing how the  present tariff was framed in such a  flray as to almost kjll the industry in  British Columbia. He did hope that  the eccentricity in the tariff regard?  ing lead could be remedied. Another humiliation to Canada was  that the American steel trust ignored the British Columbia producer..  These were unsatisfactory features  of the tariff, but apart, this country  as a whole, was prosperous. He  next took up the Chinese and Japanese immigration, and asked the  government to take immediate steps  to carry out the findings of both reports. Mr. Morrison said that Britr  ish Columbia paid three times as  much per head tariff charge as the  remainder of the pe.ople of Canada,  and to thjs ought to be added heavy  transportation.  • ' m  9  9  9  ®  «  7 Refitted throughout with New Horses, New Buggies £  • and Hacks.    Good saddle Horses alway on hand.       ©  JOHN SIMPSON,  Proprietor.  Lowest Rates.  Telephone No. 13. £  Frederic Villiers, the well-known  war artist and correspondent, declares he saw the following sign in  a prominent hotel in an Australian  town where water was scarce:  "Please don't use soap when  washing, as the water is required  for tea."      i      Lord Wojseley's departure for  Cape Town lately marks the  commencemeiit of his long projected  visit to the scenes of his old battlefields. He will probably return to  England via Egypt, afterwards proceeding to Canada, making a short  stay at Vancouver.  The Provincial Teachers Institute  will be held in the South Park  school, Victoria, on April i, 2 and 3.  Special rates will be granted by  transportation companies.  Knew What to lift  J  The prohibitionist had assailed  the. demon rum mercilessly and  with every fresh onslaught the man  with the red nose had applauded.  .'.. Friend,'' said the lecturer at last  "y.ou look like ope who has been a  <Jrinking-man."  ."You bet I hayg been, stranger,"  replied the man, earnestly; "but it  does my heart good to see you git  out!after rum. I never did have no  use. for it. 'Tain't a fit drink for  any man. You can't hammer it too  'hard forme, an' when you're through  J've got a bjt of ojd rye here that'll  warm your heart jjp good. J like  a man that know. $'hat to hjj and  ^Jnottobjt,'!  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given  that all arrears of Taxes  due Delta Municipality must be paid on or before  March  31st next, or legal   proceedings will be  taken to recover the saint.  By order  N. A.  McDIARMII),  Ladner, Feb. 20th, 1902. C. M. C.  J,RStainton  Dealer in  cycles, Form lilnei,  in, tit.  LADNER,  B. C.  Pictures Framed and Mounted  Bicycles Sold, Rented and Repaired. Cooking and Heating  Stoves. -  Coal Oil by the Gallon.  ■%.■%'%."•.■%.•»>•■»■%.•%'%.■%.■»■*». v%.-%.-%.-%.*'%.  STOKES & CULLIS, Props  Is the place to buy your  Choice Meats.    -   -   -  Family Trade a Specialty  All orders promptly attended to.  P. Clark  General Blacksmith  Ladner, B. C.  First class  class work  Horseshoing  a specialty.  A number of gentle young milk  cows, and heifers, in good condition, many of them will be  calving this month.  McKEE  BROS.  Hotel Colonial  J. 8. INSLl^Y, Prop.  Rates, $1.50 and $2.00 per day.  Special  attention given   to Commercial  Travellers.  Cor. McKeuzie and Clarkson Sts.  New Westminster, B. C.  HOTEL  LELAND  R. Dowawell, Prop. Vancouver, B. C.  One block from C.  I'. R. Depot and Steamboat  wharves.   Newly renovated and re-modelled.  Kates, f 1.50 to $2 per day.  Cor. Granville and Hastings Sts.   -   -   - Tel. 14.  A. E. FAWCETT, Proprietor.  m  TIME TABLE  Effective October  15th, 1901.  ALASKA KOUTE.  For Skagway ditoit. Steamship  Amur.  S. S. Amur leaves Victoria March  10, 25, at 11 p.m.     Leaves Vancouver March ii, 26 at 8 p.m.  VICTOJUA-VANCOUVER ROUTE.  S.S. Channel- Leaves Victoria daily ut  1 a.m. S.S. Charmer leaves Van-  co-uver daily ut  1:15 p.m.  NORTHERN  B.C.  COAST  ROUTE.  S.S. Tees leaves Victoria 11 p.m. 1st  nnd 15th of umiuili. Leaves Vancouver 2 p.m. on 2nd and Kith of  rr-onth, for Alert Bay, Fort Rupert, Rivers Inlet, Namu, Bella  Hollo, China Hat, Lowe Inlet,  Skoena River, Sletlakatlah, Port  Simpson, Naas River and intermediate ports, calling at Bella Coola  and Slddugate onto a month.  VICTORIA NIOAV WESTMINSTER  ROUTE.  S,S. Princess Louise leaves Victoria  Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m.  Leaves New Westminster Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m.,  calling   at  Mu\no,   Steveston   and  Guichon.  NEW   WESTMINSTER-CHI LLIWACK  ROUTE.  S.S. Beaver loaves New Westminster  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at S a.m. Leaves Chilliwaok  Tuesdays, Thursday's and Saturdays at 7 a.m., calling at Fraser  River landings between New  Westminster and Chilliwack.  NEW     WESTM1NSTER-STEVEST0N  ROUTE.  Steamer Transfer, leaves New West  minster at ii p.m . daily, except  Sunday. Leaves Steveston Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7 a.m., Friday 6 a.in. Saturday, 6 p.m., calling at Eraser River landings detweeu New Wfc«*tain-  ster and Steveston.  WEST COAST ROUTE.  Steamer Quean City leaves Victoria  1st, lOJi and 20th day of month  for l't. Renfrew, Curamannh,  Claoose, Dodgers Cave, Ecolo, Al-  berni, Seohart, Uclulet, Clayoquot  and Ahourat. For Cape Scott and  intermediate ports on 20th of  month.  All steamers from Vancouver sail  from C.I'.R. wharf. The Company reserves the right of clmnuiiiir time  table at any time without notification.  For full particulars as to lime.  rates, etc., apply to nearest agent, or  to  JAMES SCLATER,  Vancouver   Dopot   and   423   Hastings  street, or to  •T. W. TROUT, E. J. COYLF,  Manager, Asst. Gen. Pass Agt,  Victoria. Vancouver.  I   T. J. TRAPP & Co. Ltd. !  i NEW Wi-STMINSTER, B. c. f  in  EVERYTHING A FARMER NEEDS, j  A Agents for Canton Stubble Plows.   Frost & Woods Disc Hjirrows and Shot brills.  T The Frost & Woods Disc Harrow.; will give better satisfaction than any other made.  Y If your landis uulevel the Frost & Wood will level it for you.  1 If your land i:-* clay and baked hi bard lumps the Frost ft. Wood will pulverise it.  A If you want Bod cut and turned the Frost & Wood will dp it to perfection.  I If you have tried other Disc Harrows without success, do not be discouraged, the  ,4%  V Frost ft Wood will succeed where all others fail.                                                                £  V J  ,t See Our Harrows Before Purchasing Elsewhere, j  WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEPOT.  LARGE STOCK ok     :     :     :  Wines, Liquors & Mineral Water  Kept on hand and ready to  m   m  Fill Orders at Shot* Notice*   -   -  Retail Dealers ;md other visitors to the city should inspect the stock.    Quality and quotations  to match the best.   Family trade a specialty, with prompt delivery guaranteed.  Sole Agent for British Columbia for the Famous Allouez Magnesia Mineral Water.  HARRY FREEMAN,   -   -   New Westminster, B. C.  Front Street, Next Steamboat Exchange.  ♦•♦ Do you want your hens to pay,  1 Laying eggs every day ?  ♦> Free from cholera, vermin, roup,  f Klegant chickens in a coop r  Y Cackling, crowing, running round,  J Better than any that can be found.  Y Feed them MYERS' SPICE each day,  * And don't forget it, they wiltypay.  Your dealer will get it if you ask him for  Myers' Poultry Spice  For your Horses and Cattle also, ask for Myers' Spice prepared to  suit their needs.  DIRECTIONS—One ounce mixed with usual soft feed of 20-25 every day.  The Barckman=Ker Milling Co. Ltd.  NEW WESTMINSTER, -  VANCOUVER,  -  VICTORIA,  B. t CIGAR FACTORY  B. C.==Noted Brand.  PHOENIX* =With Eagles.  OLD SPORT==Always Reliable.  UNION flADE.  B. WILBURO & CO. New Westminster, B. C»  P. O. BOX 661.  ...♦j,...^.....;.....;....*...*...*....^..^  Why should you insist on getting  Because it is the DPj| |jf[j|[j[| as nothing but the  are used.   Ale and Porter a specialty which the doctors today  recommend for invalids and convalescent persons.   P. 0, Box  714.    Phone 75.  NELS NELSON,  NEW WESTMINSTER, Bp C,  ....^...^..•^♦••••^•••^♦•.•^••••♦^^••^••^•••♦♦♦•^^^••,!»*<,*^',*<',**}H*<*-*i8,'*4  R. F* fi.-WERSON A CO  NtAV WESTMINSTER, B. C.  :   :    GENERAL HARDWARE MERCHANTS   :   1  SPRING  ITEMS ,  Garden  Implements, Wheelbarrows  Paints and Varnishes, katWhilne, Whiting, Murnlo, Alabastine, ete. for inside work.  Delta Sawmill     '■■'■  LADNER, B, C,  GRANT & KERR, Proprietors.  Rough and Dressed Lumber, Mouldings, etc.     All orders  promptly attended to.  I    Delta Transfer Stable  I LADNER, B. C.  X    SINGLE AND DOUBLE RIGS AND SADDLE HORSES   J  I ON SHORT NOTICE  t       Team Work Done at Specially Low Prices.     J',  JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor.  t Telephone " L 'ner" No. 10. TPIE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 1902.  LOCAL NEWS.  Miss.   McGregor,   is visiting  at  Chilliwack.  L- Guichon arrived from Victoria  Tuesday" evening.  .»?;  T. E. Ladner spent several days  in the cities this week on business.  Ladner has two milk, deliveries  and both serve their customers with  pure milk.  Mrs. H. J. Hutcherson visited  relatives in Vancouver this week returning Tuesday.  Yesterday was Good Friday and  was generally observed throughout  Ladner and vicinity.  The  Ladner Cornet Band expect  iu the course of a few weeks to hold  a concert at Steveston.  i  Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Launing are  absent from Ladner on a mouths  'hollidays to California.  ■ ■ Mrs. John Kirkland and Mrs. H.  McDonald spent a few days in Vancouver the first of this week.  H. H. Clark,manageratthe Delta  Creamery was at Vancouver for a  Tew days this week on business.  I "•  ____  .  A C. Marsh of New Westminster  was'in the Delta this week  buying  'horses for the Brunette Saw Mills.  > ■■ . t         The steamer Princess Louise landed at the Ocean Dock on Tuesday  'evening on her way to Westminster.  Warren Creelman, one of the pro-  prieters of the Pacific Transfer Company of Vancouver, was iu Ladner  'the first of this week.  f '   .. .  Miss C. Greene, of the public  school, is spending Easter holidays  at the Capital and will attend the  Teachers' Institute before returning  to duty.  J. F. Stainton this week received  a fine stock of ladies and rents  bicycles of tbe latest makes and  styles. See him before purchasing  elsewhere.  We learn there is a probability of  the Westminster amateur theatricals-  producing "Colleen Bawii " in Lad  ner. '  The third division of the public  school will remain 'closed until  April 7th. The first and second divisions will open Tuesday April  1st.  Dr. D. F. Smith, of the firm of  Davies & Smith dentist, New Westminster arrived in L,adner Thursday  afternoon and will remain untill this  evening attending to the wants of  the people of this section.  A. J. Hill, C. E., of New Westminster, is expected to arrive in  Ladner shortly, to survey and plot  out a number of lots the property of  Reeve W. H. Ladner facing on  Stanley street.  On Monday, March 31st at 2 p.m.  H. N. Rich will let by auction the  24 acres of land in the occupation  Of the Delta Agricultural Society.  Conditions may be obtained from  Mr. Rich;   From the first of the month the  steamer Transfer will leave New  Westminster at 3. p.m. instead of 2  o'clock, giyin^ the' residents of the  lower Fraser an extra hour in the  Royal City.  Robert Kennedy, who lives at  Port Guichon is confined to the  hci>-e with an attack of appendicitis  Mr. Kennedy has just lately recovered ' from'- a several weeks illness  and his many friends hope to see  him around a'fjain shortly.  The Ven. Archdeacon Pentreath  held services iu'AJl Saint's Trenant  church last Sunday morning and  evening.- It is probable' that the  Rev. Mr. Hinchcliffe from Alberta  will'take 'charge of'this diocese for  the coming year, although hot defi-  entely settled yet.        •'•■■        ■    '  Young Harry Trim, about five  yejirs of age, who lives with his  parentsonAVestham island,lastweek  Jiad- a very serious accident. It  seetns tb.at he and some other boys  fame in possession of some powder  in a-tinvcin and young Trim set it  off With the result that he received a  severe shock arid badly bruising him  about the head. He was taken to the  hospital iu Vancouver and reports  jay lie will lose his right eye.  Bernice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  Shirley had a nasty fall on Thursday  evening coming in contact with a  grind stone and cutting her forehead  Dr. Wilson was called and relieved  the little sufferer who will be all  right again iu a few days.  Bessie Fentdh's Party.  (Written by on of the girls present.)  Quite a number of young people  met at the home of Mrs. Fenton on  Saturday last to celebrate the seventh birthday of her daughter Bessie. She received a number of very  useful presents. It was a very disagreeable day but they enjoyed  themselves indoors. We wish her  birthday would come cftcuer.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  ALFX BELL  INSURANCE AGENT  NKW  WKSTMINSTKR, I). C.  ladnEr, b. c.  A full stock of high grade  Jeweler}-, Watches, and Clocks  Repairing a specialty. If you have  any work leave it with me and I  will guarantee satisfaction.  BAPTIST.  Service will be held in the Town  Hall 011 Sunday evening at 7 o'clock.  Everybody welcome. I. W. Williamson, pastor. ,.  CATHOMC.  Reverend Father Fdm. Peytavin,  O. M. I. Services first Sunday of  each month at 10:30 a.m.' .,  ST. ANDREW'S PRKSHVTERXAN.  Service next Lord's Day at 11 p.m.  and 7 p. m. Midweek meeting.' 911  Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock.  Thomas Oswald, minister.  MKT.HOIJIST.  Services next Lord's Day 3 p.m.  Subject: ' "The Living Christ."  E. Manuel, pastor,  ALT.  SAINT'S  TRKNANT.  Ven. Archdeacon Peutreath will  hold divine service on Sunday next,  March 23rd. Morning at 11 and  evening 7 o'clock.  I will let by auction at the Society Grounds on  MONDAY, MARCH 31, iyo2,  at two o'clock p. m: The 24 acres  of land in the occupation of the Delta Agricultural Society. Tkrms  Cash. Condition at the time of  sale or may be obtained of the undersigned.  II. N. RICH,  Auctioneer.  Hotel Guichon  J. CREAN, Proprietor.  NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  Rates $2 and $3 a day.  b  lid M? llftl P^fliilPil  • •  IP uuullo 1HI01HKII .".  A FDXt I.INE OF  Mrinm  Highest Standard of Bakery ISomls at the  CITY BAKERY  DO YOU NEED  HARNESS  If so place your order early  and avoid the spring rush  Everything in Harness  and Saddelry at  Moderate Prices.  R A. BOWN,  LADNER, B. C.  The  new  Dry  Goods Store will  open 011  MONDAY 17th MARCH  with a full line of up-to-date goods.  J,   MACKENZIE,  Ladner.  -with   F.J.  New Westminster, B. G.  Tflat  J*2  ~   Money to Loan*  **$&»  I   W. L rieBRIDE " I  The largest and freshest asssortment of Field and Garden Seeds  9  9  •  O  e  •  0  o Nabob Tea  * PORT GUICHON, B. C.  If II  ever offered on Delta.  )  O.K.  'Phone 5.  •••••••••  A NEW LINE OF  LADIES BLOUSES        LADIES SAILORS  LADIES SKIRTS LADLES WHITE UNDERWEAR |  AND STAPLE DRYGOODS  FRESH  GROCERIES w EVERY x WEEK   > ]  - —AT-——  \r*0)  Held High;;  SOLD BY  In the estimation of  Practical Painters.  Every gallon of  The  Sherwin-Williams  Paint  will cover 360 or more square  feet of surface in average condition, two coats to the gallon.  Every gallon is a full measure.  It is made to Faint Buildings  with. It is the best and most  durable House Paint made.  Estate THOS. McNEBLV, Ladner.  »¥H¥?*H!S^^  H  n  ft  E  u  I.  1  n  .  !  •)et!)e®99o$»9*&»®»9t»9»9»9oe»9»9»9»0»V9  WE ARK OPFNING TODAY •  145 Cases Boots and Shoes •  $ of the  • of the  9 1  9 as we I  £ buy th  9  leading manufacturers not onty of Canada but £  United States.      All persons wanting the latest fi  1 as the Lest fitters and wearers should not fail to I  next pair of Shoes from us. j  W. E. SINCLAIR,  liisiiEWiNfinraii!  £:a$*®»9*Oo6<*®«9*®o0*O««®«9<  K  g£3SJ  ttarditxi  aja  Ulrica  i. lit us I  Buy your Boots and Shoes from  WM. JOHNSTON,  THE  BIG  SHOE   HOUSK,  New Westminster.  Sole   agent   for   the  Celebrated  American   Woonsocket   Rubber  Boots.     The best Rubber Goods  in the world.  Prices:    Mens short $3.50; Mens  Hip Snag $6.  Also   agent   for   the   celebrated  Slater Shoe.  .•♦^•♦j.....j....*j.....j«....*....**...'.J...-.J.....J.....j*... ■.••^....••...•j*....*....^*.c.»j.....j...^j.....j..^.j.^..3.  t  Boy's Odd Knicker Pants  From size 22—4 years of age, to,  size 33—15 years of age at    :   :   :  55, 65, 70, 75, 85, 95 Cents, and $1 per pajr.  Every boy wears two to three pairs of pants y.  out to each coat. So these odd pants fill a Is.  growing want to perfection, I  J. E. PHILLIPS        f  709-711 Columbia Street    ;-;     New Westminster,     T  ,....;..»..;4....j.....;.....j.....j.....;.<.»;«..'«>-.'«;»-.- •^••^••••♦^•►♦^•►♦^•^••^^•♦{'•••^♦••^•->  the Belts Hews, $1 a pwf

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