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Array j  :'  -ate  Vol. 2. No. 10.  LADNER, B C, SATURDAY,   APRIL 25, 1903.  $1.00 a year  8. F. TOLMIE  Gives Some Interesting  Pointers to Farmers  and Stockraisers.-Contagious Diseases.  The following is Dr. S* F. Tolmie _ address given at the meetii g  Or the Delta Farmer'. _n_titut< at  Ladner:  I think that all farmers and stock  Yaisers should make themselves f_m-  iliar with the symptoms of the common contagious diseases, so that .n  •case of an outbreak they may recog-  nize the trouble and notify the  ;.t>Hy)eJSr*>i+t.Ueritie.s, and thereby pre-  U-»»«-rs-__r<__.s- .Htbreak and great  loss.  One  _a-i.s i  fi   con  he  ilcst  dct.-  ii;a;io m dis-  is is a speei-  Jis. ,-,.- .iia has i.een  recoguaed ior hundreds of yeai_.  It is caused by the presence in the  system of tbe bacillus malleus. T__is  germ will live .out months in moist  surroundings, suofa as nasal discharge^ lodged on ibe walls of the  stable. The animals affected *are  the horse, srss, mule and man. It  may be produced experimentally in.  the dog and guine pig. The ox te  Dot susceptible to th* actions of the  germ. I  Tbe general modes *f transmission are by direct contact of ia well  animal with a sick one, stable utensils, harness, watering trdtighs,'  •clothing  and bafids cf attendants,;  hitclin.  iosls, eic.    Glanders may  i  assumedi!Te"r_ui form He as jure  glander symptom s, or again il may  .how the farcy or ski form of the:  'disease. Either of these tornls mayi  be acute o c'.r. io, th -after is  the mo?!   ■ nm.>;;. \  If t :e ■ isea-e .- a u i k vv.li be  ushered in with shivering, 'high  fever, staring, loss o appetite and  _ rapid lalli   : uwaj ii  flesh.  The chronic form     the one usu  allly met w:     a   •   may s'tow itse:  iby   a   gluiintjjU      .a a:    d scliargv  •which adhere^, .o the nostrils. Thi*-  imay come from one or both nostrils  Tbe   glands   situated between the  jaws will become enlarged and hard  .and are apparently . dheriug to the  jaw bone, but they are not.      The  -glands do not form pus..    Then we  may notice ulcers appearing on the  lining of the nostrils, these are little  ragged pit   like  depressions, they  _.ave sharp edges an& are wider at  the bottom ti*:;<a! tbe top.  In the farcy form of the disease  we have lit-le 1:_d appearing in  .■different pari:-, o. the bodyand varying in size frotn a pea to a walnut.  In a short tiffi. they break and dis-  fcharge a gluey pus, leaving a chan-  crous ulcer that does not heal rapidly.  We m y bav. all these symptoms  ■present or only soine of them, then  again the symptoms may be very  _bscure. This is particularly the  icase in internal forms <_f thfe -disease. The onK'-means efidiagtfosi.  ir; eas'"- i   "ii'^ve i-'kjy the _p-  'plicat oi "oi .... tei: «e.t ifri the  ■baiKis ol un exi_rL    'tl__s-isavety  useful one but is not absolutely reliable unless backed up by some  physical manifestations of the disease.  All cases should De immediateh  reported to the proper authorities  all suspected animals isolated and  stables should be thoroughly disin-  efected before other animals are put  into stables from where diseased  animals have been taken. Perhaps  the most prevalent disease in this  country is tuberculosis. No animal escapes it. It is seen oftener  in cattle than in any other animals.  It is due to the action of the bacillus  tuberculosis which sets up an irritation in the tissues forming tubercles  as a result, which vary in size from  a millet seed to a weight of several  pounds. They may contain yellow  pus, cheesy material as lime salts.  They may be found in any organ  of the body in large or small quantities and sometimes forming large  abcesses.  Any run down condition of the  system may be considered a predisposing cause, bad ventilation in  stables is another (actor that favors  disease. It is not- hereditary.  Healthy calve * may be raised from  diseased parents i F eparated shortly  after birth.  It is generally introduced into a  herd by a diseased animal or tuberculous attendants spitting on the  cow stable floor. Suspicious milk  may be sterilized by exposing it to  a temperature of 160 degrees for io  minutes.  See tha* your animals are free  from disease to begin Wit'b. Don't  allow consumptives around your  _ow stable. Make your cow bouse  as Mght as your home. Sunlight  destroys these germs in a short  time. Have good drainage and  plenty of pure air.  The symptoms.are obsoure except  where the disease is advanced.  When the respiratory oigans are  affected there will be a cough present and breathing quickened. The  glands of the head and throat are  often enlarged to a considerable extent. I the disease -is advanced  there will be great emaciation. We  may also find tubercles and tuber-  culou abcesses> forming in the skin.  Then chronic diarrhoea is the most  prominent symptom, in other cases  tuberciilousis of the udder is one  of the most dangerous forms of the  disease and is indicated by a painless swelling of one or more quarters ot the udder. Tbe milk secretion is very little affected in the  early stages but gradual y becomes  lessened as the disease advances.  The only certain means of making a diognosis in obscure cases is  by the application of the tube'rciilui  test, which is a very reliable one  and does not injure the cow in any  way.  Actinomycosis or lumpy jaw is  due to the actions of a ray fungos  called actinomyces and is indicated  by the formation of peculiar tumors  in various parts of the body. It  occurs in cattle, pigs, horses, sheep  and man, affecting different parts  of the body in different countries.  A small tumor will torm on the jaw  it is quite loose at first but as it increases in size it becomes hard and  attaches itself to the bone. The  jaw gradually enlarges and finally  bursts, discharging a thick, yellow  pus. In this pus the fungi are  foutid,  All affected animals should be at  once isolated and treated. This  disease is often successfully treated  with iodide of potash, by the re-  -moval of the tumor in the early  stages, or by the application of  some irritant to   the jparts affected.  Chief Comaiissione.' Says  Mr. Killeen's Report  Has Bean Accepted.—  Up to Westminster.  Upon moti on of Mr. Oliver, returns were ordere 1 in connection  with the comp'etion of the Ladner-  Westminster nvei road from the  northeast end of Coulthard and  Pike's contract to South Westminster, since the   ist   of  July, 1902.  The chief commissioner explained that there had been considerable  difficulty about the surveys for this  road. That of Mr. Killeen had  finally been approved, and the department was ready at any time to  carry out its proposals with respect  to this road, viz. to contribute jjS6,  000 of the j 8,000 required to complete, upon New Westminster furnishing the remainder of the required sum.  Where the disease is localized the  meat is considered fit for food.  Sheep scab i; a disease due to the  presence of an animal parasite.  There are three kinds affecting tl _  sheep.  The sarcoptic which buries into  the skin, the dermatodectes which  bites and hoi Is on, and the sym-  biotes which affect the head and  legs or 'hairy portions Of the body.  All 'these parasites attack the  skin and live ou the fluid arising  from the irritation of their bites.  The common type of scab on this  continent is due-to the dermatodectes. The fe nale will lay fifteen  eggs, batching in from three or  four days ai:d bringing forth ten  females and five males. These  young parasi e? invade new territory and bring forth young on  reaching ma'urity so that in ninety  days froth the time the first female  laid her batch of fifteen eggs, she  hasdecendants numbering 1,000,000  females and 500,000 males. The  scab attacks the backs, flanks, sides  shoulders, necks, bellies, and rumps,  ofthe sheep, leaving the wool in a  ragged appearance ot the wool. The  sheep will scrat.h, rub and bite  themselves, pulling the wool from  'the skin. On examining the skin  we will find small, whitish, yellow  elevations. These elevations on being rubbed burst and exude a watery  serdsity which on drying forms a  stale.  The scab appears as a yellow  greasy layer. This becomes thick  and hard. Infection is carried by  diseased sheep, by tubbing posts,  by infected wool, steamers, cars, etc.  The parasite itself does not live  longer than fifteen days away from  the sheep, but the eggs are very iu-  destructable, remaining active for  a long time and on coming iu contact with the warm skin of the  sheep they quickly hatch out.  Any of the recognized sheep clips  are saitable for the treatment of  this disease.  Thorough disinfection of all infected buildings, corrals, should  follow. Sheep should be kept from  infected pastures for at least one  year.  OLIVER'S CHARGES  Against the  Government Are Developing Strange Things.  The revelations which have been  made in the legislature within the  past two weeks of the attempt on  the part of the government to alienate 025,000 acres of land in Southeast Kootenay, rich iu coal ai d  petroleum, to the C. P. R., and tie  action ofthe government in subsequently passing an order-in-council  for which legislative authority, ai -  nulling the crown grant to these  lands, have made the whole question the most vital -before the home.  Geo. McL- Brown of the C. P. E.  giving evidence before the commission, gave direct aud specific contradiction to the statements which  have been made by members of the  government as to the non-completion of the transfer of those blocks  of land Southeast Kootenay which  were given in lieu of the earned  subsidy ofthe Columbian & Western, and afterwards withdrawn by  order-in-_ouncil of March i3 of last  year, which the bill just passed in  the legislature and new awaiting  assent is ratification of. Mr. Brow n  stated when he applied for delivery  of the grants Mr, Well's stated that-  he was going to Montreal and.  would make personal delivery to  Sir Thomas Shaughnessy. He  (Brown) had subsequently been informed by Sir Thos. Shaughnessy  that delivery was duly made, but  that Mr. Wells asked for the custody of the particular deeds relating  to two southeast Kootenay blocks  and was given them, his receipt being taken, until he returned to Victoria, the understanding being that  they would be returned in 30 days.  Attorney-General Eberts corroborated Mr. Brown's testimony. Mr.  Wells had taken the deeds to Montreal, he said, for the express purpose of making delivery, and he  [Eberts] did not know that they  ha 1 been brought back until a  month or so later.  The chief commissioner Hon. Mr.  Wells, it will be rembered, had informed the house that the original  granting order-in council was passed, not in a completion of a compact, but as a tentative proposition,  which the company never accepted,  and that the deeds never left 1 is  possession.  anil  TDl  FI  I. O. O. F. ANNIVERSARY.  The eighty-fourth anniversary  service of the I. O. O. F. will be  held in the Presbyterian Church on  Sunday evening, Rev. __ Oswald,  officiating. Subject: "Therelation of  Oddfellow's symbols to each o'jher.*'  The members of the orderwill meat  at the Oddfello.v's Hall at 7 p. m.,  and march lo the church. Visiting  brethren cordially invited.  CRYSTAL  WEDDING.  A number of friends of Mr. and  Mrs. Alex Fenton met at their residence on Thursday evening and  gave them a surprise party in honor of their crystal wedding. The  happy party spent a few hours in  games and a general good time.  Many useful and appropriate pres-:  ents were given the couple with  good wishes and happiness.  From Cloverdale to Port  Guichon in a Few Days.  Victorian Expected in  First of the Week.  The :ails for the Victoria and  Terminal Railway company are  laid from Cloverdale to within a  short distance from Port Guichon  the river terminus. It is expected  to be finished traeklaviig by the  .nd of next week.  The Victorian is expected to  arrive at Port Gui.hon first of week  on her trial trip and is in readiness  lor service when the railway is  open for business.  Captain J. W. Rogers, late of the  ferry boat Surrey, is iu command; Rev. Dimcan Welsh will sh6ttiy  of the Victorian the company's. arrive in Ladner to take charge of  ferry steam.r.     Though a young the Baptist mission.  man, the captain  has had consider- ■©• _.  able experience in handling ferries  and he is no stranger in these  waters.    He   was   on the   City of  Nanaimo four years, in   command  —"   of the Westminster ferry for anoth* Several residents of Delta have  er four years, and for a time ran j been served with blue papers'to at-  the Slope to Victoria.   Capt. Man-' sPriu° assizes ** jurymen.   -Others  _ _   _•_« •_•       r S° a witnesses,  son   has   secured   the   position of, °  mate.  A thrashing   machine  See notice in this issue.  for sale.  Rev. I. G. Matthews, M.A.-, will  hold a meeting in the Baptist church  ou Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.  The municipal council will  meet  this afternoon.  George Paddon who bas occupied  the Pike Farm at Boundary Bay for  some time has rented Smith Wright.S  place on the Slough road.  H. N. Rich   was  in Vancouver  Thursday on a business trip.  Mrs. D. B. Grant was visiting in  ■the cities this week.  W. J. Brandrith, secretary of B.  C. Fruit Grower's Association re-  turned from the cities this Week  from an -official business trip.  Mrs. Smith of Lulu Island is visiting with her daughter Mrs. C.  Beadleston.  E. A. Bown and True Oliver left  the first of the week for Boundary  to dig clams.  GRAND MUSICAL.  The grand musical festival from  reports is first class and the residents of Delta should avail themselves of the opportunity of attending. A special trip of a stean-er  has been arranged to run to Westminster that evening. Those desiring to go should leave their  name at MacKenzie's drug store.  The price of tickets to the Musical  is £1, 75 and 50 cents.  The boom leg in front of the Sun-  bury wharf has b.en removed several times lately, leaving the wharf  so that when a steamer bumps into  to cause damage. The council and  steamboat captains object to the  log being removed and parties doing so should be reprimanded.  A raffle for a bicycle at Gifford's  barber shop will be held during the  coming week.  The case of Delta vs. Wilson will  be held at Westminster at the assizes on May 6th.  Joseph Houle returned Monday  to Westminster, to continue his  studies at St. Nazareth college.  The regular meeting of the W.  C. T. U. will be held in the Baptist  church next Friday evening.  E. B. Ladner and family have  moved from town to their farm a  short distance from the village.  Ri A. Coleman while unloading  a scow with his team of horses had  one of the horses fall, breaking its  leg.    The animal was shot.  Several letters have been rectived  by the municipal council from mem*  bers of the legislature acknowledging receipt of the resolution referring to dyking matters and approving ofthe principle of the resolution.  Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Sawtell of  Guelph, Out., who had been visiting with Mrs. John Kirkland, left  Monday for Vernon on their way  east. Mrs. Kirkland accompanied  them as far as Westminster.  A number of young meii inet at  H. McDowell's harness shop last  evening and appointed a committee  to secure a suitable field for base  ball practice. All present were  eager to form an athletic club»  The price of fresh beef dropped  half a cent a pound at the market  yesterday. The cause was of large  shipments of Alberta dressed beef  being brought in by local butcliers.  B. S. McDonald principal of the  Ladner public school returned from  Ravelstoke the first ot the week.  He was elected on the executive  committee of the Teachers Institute.  Miss Fawcett and Miss McArthur  and Archie Noble of Westminster  were visitors to Ladner today. THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 25,  1903.  THE DELTA NEWS  t , •.-           Published every Saturday.  MEALS BY WHOLESALE.  Subscription, $1.00 per year.  ADVSRTIFJXG RATES.  Casual Adv-rt_3i*i__t-, I0 cent, per line fo  the firrtun-rtion. uuil S--_t» P-r line for each  {ubsequeut i.ieition. The number of liner,  reckoned by the .pace occupied, 12 li.ies to the  inch.  ,.  Rates lor Comiaercial .\dvei.is__i<„_ can be  ha. on appl.catio- at thi«'office.- < •• ■■  E_adin_ noticei 10 cent, per line for. each in-  0«rtion.  Birth and Death noticeij joe., Marriage. J1.-0  Ai y apecial notice, the objei-t of ivhich Is to  »tt mote the pccuuiury benefit of any iu lividuol  or company, to be considered an aavertisenlent  and charged accordingly.  All adrertlaementa charged for until ordered  out and paid for.  Correspondence invited on matter* of public  Interest. Communications to editor must be accompanied by name of writer, not necessarily  for publication, but as evidence of good faith.  Sorrupondcnce must reach this ofBce by Tues-  ay evening.  RIC. A. FRASER,  Editor and Proprietor.  SATUEDAY, ATS.ll, 25,  1002.  Jn   the estimates brought down  by the legislature last week no provision was made for the completion  pf the River road.    This is a much  Reeded work and  an appropriation  should have been placed  ou the estimates for it.    It is quite evident  the   government   does  not intend  completing it this year.    Considerable money  has already, been  expended by surveys  and  trips  over  the route by the road inspector during the past year, and many promises have been made to   the people  and board of trade  at Westminster  that it was the intention  to  finish  1  the road.    What is the matter with  i   ■  the government?  At last a railway has reached the  Delta Municipality. The Victoria  Terminal Railway company have  completed its line from Cloverdale  to Port Guichon. For years propositions have been before the legislature for railways touching this section, but only one has materialized.  Extensive Kitchen __.r__8re--e-t£s of  the Mnileni   Hotel.  Tlio   kitchen   ar-aui;__--_it-   ot   tl."  modern hotel are r..i the fir-si .ast'iuov.i  fiooi'.   There : ■  . chef,'but so la:- as I  could see lit' noes not cook.   He is sim-  I ply a captain of the seventy-five other  i cooks,  who, work  in  three  jelays of  I twenty-five ouch.    There is no range,  ! but a soli-.i- bank et' broilers—immense  ! gridirons, .beneath which are the Urea  j that never die.   As for the .0. loaves  of bread and 8,000 rolls required daily,  the ihef does not '.very his mind over  the   patent   cutter-   and   mixers   and  ovens and stall  of  bakers  needed to  supply the simple item of bread or concern  himself with the quality of the  1,100 pounds of butter that are each  day required to go with it.  I must not forget tho item of eggs.  Eighteen thousand are required every  twenty-four hours. Boiled eggs do not  get overdone. They are boiled by clockwork. A perforated dipper containing  tho .eggs .drops. down into the water.  Tho dipper's clockwork is set to tho  second, aud when Unit final second h:\s  expired the little dipper jumps 11 p out  of the water, and tlit,- eggs are ready  for delivery. There are men who do  nothing else but fill and watch and.  empty these dancing dippers, and it  seemed to me great fun.  On another part of this floor is the  dishwashing, where great galvanized  baskets lower the pieces into various  solutions of potash and clean rinsing  water, all so burning hot that the  dishes dry instantly without wiping.  Sixty-five thousand pieces of china-  ware are cleansed In a day aud an almost equal quantity of silver. All  told, there are 800 employees in the  kitchen departments of this huge living machine.—Albert Bigelow Paine in  World's Work.  SUCCESSFUL SMUGGLER.  Quite a, number ot sheep have  disappeared and been killed by dogs  the last week or so. In a few cases  the dogs have been shot. Poison  has been set out on several farms I  and in the fields adjoining the town |  tp catch the canines.  The Municipal Council will endeavor to. enforce the Dog Tax Bylaw after May ist. A dog which  " passed in its chips " in the town  Umits was buried by the health officer on Wednesday evening without  a coroners inquest.  The bill ratifying the cancellation  of the grant of blocks of land in  south-east Kootenay of the Columbia & Western Railway was adopted  Unanimously in the provincial legislature on Tuesday.  The Schemes He Worked to Deceive  the Custom. Officials.  "There is money in smuggling," said  the retired dealer in precious stoues p.s  he leaned back, "but it is. dangerous to  carry on the business, as possible suspects are carefully watched and, If necessary, traced till they are finally  caught. However, I knew one man  who pursued the trade of diamond  smuggling for fifteen years aud was  able to retire to respectability. He  was buyer for one of the large business  houses in New York, and his business  sent him to Europe two, three and  sometimes four times a year. Every  time he returned he had with him from  $10,000 to $_0,000,worth of gems which  he did not declare.  "His trick was perfect simplicity  combined with ingenious boldness. His  hair was scanty, and at the top of his  head he had a most delightful little  bald spot. Customs officers as they  came and went nil knew him, und as  they knew him he had a most pronounced wen where his other acquaintances saw a bald spot. That wen was  a work of art, made of wax and gum,  and it contained two or three big stones  that would have been a find for the  wen on the pier.  "The good- cigar that he had just lit  and allowed to go out held a few more,  and sewed in the handle of the grip  that he carelessly turned over to the  inspection of the officers were the rest  of them. He never varied the trick,  and he never lost. Each trip was worth  a couple of hundred dollars to him and  a great many hundred more to those  who employed him. Now, that man  considered himself strictly honest. He  would uot steal a cent from an individual, yet he schemed and plotted to  rob the government."  Ip, the three-plank walk along  the .main streets of Ladner a bicycle  run or a side walk for pedestrians ?  Probably the Municipal Council  could enlighten the public.  The Municipal Council are in  communication with parties considering the advisability of sinking artesian wells to secure water suitable  f«r domestic purposes.  Digging For Kauri Gum,  The ordinary method of searching  for kauri gum in New Zealand is by  first feeling for it a little below the  surface with a steel pointed piece of  iron called a "gum spear" and then digging it out with a spade. A skillful and  industrious digger can earn as much as  £3 to £4 per week at the work, and  even children can earn a few shillings  a day; but, as the gumfields offer a refuge for all sorts and conditions of men,  many who are old and Infirm resort to  them, and so the average earnings are  reduced to £1 IDs. or i'i a week. The  gum is used principally in the manufacture of varnish, but it is also found  useful for many other purposes, such  as dressing "glazed" calicoes, etc.—London Times.  The Prior government has a majority in the provincial legislature  and .with that and their gall are  holding on to power.  Sir Oliver Mowat lieutenant-governor ot Ontario, died last Sunday.  He was one   of Canada's greatest  statesmen.  How to Ward O J an Attack of  R'k umatism.  " For years when spring time  came on and I went into gardening  I was sure to have an attack ol  rheumatism and every attack was  more severe than the preceding  one,'' says Josie McDonaid, of Man,  Logan, county, West Va. "I tried  everything with no relief whatever,  until 1 procured a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Balm, and the first  application gave me ease, aud before the first bottle was used I felt  like ne.v person. No;v I. feel that  I,am eur.d, but I always keep a  bottle of Chamberlain's fain Balm  in the house and when I feel any  symptons of a return I soon drive  it away with one or two applications of this liniment. For sale by  F. J. MacKenzie.  JUST WHAT YOU NEED.  Chamberlain's Stomach  and Liver  Tablets.  Wher you feel dr" nItcr.-Bt'ng.  When .,15 !:„.-. i.o ap^etite.J  'ou have a I ad tu^te in the mouth.  our liver is torpid.  r-ur bowels arc constipated.  ou have a headache  o» feci bilious,  i improve vour appetite, cleanse and  .- 3 our stomach, am" regulate your liver  "...    Price 25 cents per box.   For sale by  Kenzie.  hen y  lien  ley w  ! oral  bow.  . -Mac  CHURCH   NOTICES  CATHOVC  Reverend Father Edm. Peytavin,  O.M.I. Services first and third  Sunday of each month at 10:30 a m.  METHODIST.  Services next Lord's Day at 3 p.m  Fabbath School  at 2 p ui   every  • day.      Prayer   meeting   every  Wed] esday evening at 7.30.  A N  Miller, pastor  ST. ANDREW'-  PRESBYTERIAN  Services next  Lord's Day at  11  1 . ;• t d 7:30 p.m.  Sabbath School at 2 p m Midweek sleeting on Thursday evening  at 7:30 »'clock  Thomas Oswald, minister.  A .Mothers Recommendation.  have used Chamberlain's Cough  Remedy for a number of years and  have 110 hesitancy in saying in say-  in hat it is the best remedy for  eoi ghs, colds and croup I have  ever used in my fajnily. I have  n ' words to express my confidence  i-i this remedy.—Mrs. J. A. Moore,  North Star, Mich. For sale by F.  J. MacKenzie.  PAINTING, VARNISHING,  PAPER HANGING,  AND   CALCIMINING.  Tl e undersigned is prepared to  do all kinds of the above work  in a first-class manner. Manufacturer of all kalsomine used.  C. Bl'ADLESTON,   -   LADNER, B. C.  MiOII Ol Belli  Notice is hereby given thai the Court of Revision of the assessment of the Corporation of  Pe'tn will be held in the Council Chambers, Lad-  ner, on Saturday the 2nd day of May, at 10 a. m.,  and any person desiring to make complaint  against his or her assessment or the assessment  of a.y other person must give notice in writing  to the clerk, stating the ground of his or her complaint at least ten days before said date.  N.  A.  McDIARMID.C.M.C.  Ladner, April ist, 1903.  Just  Opened  A full lineof well assorted stock  of Men's and Boy's Clothing, Fur  nishings, etc., have just been opened up at the new store corner Columbia and Begbie Streets,  New Westminster, B.C.  Some of the latest styles and patterns in Caps and Felt Hats for  Men and Boys are on show.  Caps 25c and upward; Felt hats  ranging from $1 to $4, Among  other things in small wear I have  the President Suspender—the brace  of the century—acknowledged to  be the easist, most durable and  most comfortable brace made.  Drop in anyway, and see what  we have.  WM. CUMMING,  New Westminster, B. C.  P. Clark  General Blacksmith  Ladner,. B. C.  _!|^Xkr_        First class  •-;* ,'''£& Horseshoing  _|I|P *• a sPecialty-  Advertise in The NEWS  ill It  PAROR  nc?o, Pipes and Cigarr.  L. GtFPOKD,  Ladne  A   O   U   W  DEITA   LODGE   NO.   u,   meets   fir..      and  third   Tuesdays   in   each month ia  Wad-  dell-Hall. T. W. REKR, Recorder.  '[HOS. K. LA..NKR, M. W  I. 0. F.  CpuRT OSSEO, No. 3443, meets  in I O OF Hall, 3rd Tuesday in  each month Visiting brethren  always welcome. C. R, J B  Burr; R S,   B S   McDonald  Eggs for Hatching  From choice Pure Bred stock.  White Rock, per setting of filteen,  (15) $1.50; four settings, $5.00.  Buff Orpington, setting of thirteen,  (13), $2.00.       Tho.. E. Ladner.  W N  DRAPER,  PROVINCIAL  LAND  SURVEYOR  Room 2, Ullard Block, New Westminster, n.C  at  SAINTON'S  :_______HE7j  Heaters, Farm Implements, Picture, Fra:r.in_  and General Repairing.    Coal Gil and  Gasoline.  J. P. STAINTON Ladner, B.C.  TAILORING  Clothes Altered, Cleaned and Repaired.  Parcels left at W. L. McBride's store aud A. Walker's and W. K. McClellan. barber sbop w_U be  called for ou Monday and returnee' ou   Saturday.  O. W. WALKER.  Windsor Hotel  Comer Columbia & Kcgbte, Sts.  NKW WKSTMINSTHR  Sample rooms fcr commercial travelers. Cen  trally situated in business portion of the city  Accommodation ami dining-room first class. Con-  venieut to tramway terminus ami CPR depot  and steamboats, Rates $1, $1.25 aud J1.50.  A. VACHON.       ....       Proprietor  Motel Colonial  J. K. INSLKY, Prop.  Rates, $1.50 and $2.00 per day.  Special  attention  given   to Commercial  Travellers.  Cor. McKenzle and Clarkson Sts.  New Westminster, B. C.  HOLBROOK HOUSE  NEW WKSTMINvSTER, B. C.t  JAMJEjS^W* WELSH, Proprietor.  Strictly first class. Near Steamboat landings  and Railway Station. Farmers will find this a  convenient house to stop at when in the city.  Clarington Hotel  South Westminster,  Strict'}- first class accommodation.    Good stab  ling.   Careful attention given to bcrses.  J WISE, Prop.  Hotel Leland.  R. Dowswell, Prop.  Vancouver, B. C.  One block from C. P. R. Depot and Steamboat  wharves. Newly renovated and re-modelled.  Rates, $1.50 to $2 per day.  Cor. (Jranville and HastingsSts.   -   -   *   Tel. 14  Surrey Hotel,  SOUTH WESTMINSTER, B. C.  Mrs. K. George,  Proprietress.  Newly Furnished throughout.   First class accom  "modation.   Choice liquors and cigars.  Good stabling in attendance.  NEWMAN  Registered Clydesdale.  Will stand for tbe season of 1903,  through Delta municipality and  Mud Bay. James Nelson,  Ladner.  McRAE & Co  V  I  ►••■•■♦J..»-«**-_. -#■♦*♦•••♦*♦.^^■•■♦^♦-•■^•••^•^^J>-»^}-«^-***.».«J*-»*^,  !  I  !  i  I  NEW WESTHINSTER, B. C.  A ful! line of English and Irish  Tweeds and Fancy Trouserings  always kept in stock  Toys! Dolls! dies  ii Fancy Goods  All kinds of sice pretty things.  Special inducements to Sunday  Schools and other committees and  large buyers generally.  Don't forget the place.  Mackay&Southon  Columbia lire*,   -   XK-  WK-XM_»fr_*F,r-C  ♦  ♦?  ♦  The  Delta  News  ♦  4  THE PEOPLES' POPULAR PAPER  To increase your Business- ins-  sert an ad. in The Pelta  New,s, it reaches every household in Delta Municipality.  It contains all the Local happenings of the village and  district and no businees _____  should neglect to have an ad.  in it.  ii an e nu 111  <.  {  1  t  t  -  t  t  T  ;•••••••••••••«••••••    •••»•• _«e«o*4*«»soo  of all kinds done neatly and  at reasonable prices. If you  want anything i» the printing  line yQU ean  get it. at The  Delta News office., Leave  your or4er and it irijtt be attended to.  I  I  f  I  t  t  t  r  t  Butter Makers  Secure your parchment at The  Delta News office.. This stock  of paper is the best in the  pronnpe. Ton ean get it  either primted or^ plain. When  you need butter paper call or  send to this office.  T  t  the Delta Urns, Ladner  A  .».♦<*•<>—♦:.■»<»■»■<»—♦—<■■»■■}■..■>■.»..!.> t~t~t~t~'i>rf ■ ♦ "t/0■ 0■ e_,  i""_'!_  nn THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY APRIL 25, 1903.  U  FREAKS OF WEATHEE  FOGS,   WINDS  AND STORMS  OF VARIED   PECULIARITIES.  The "Williwau" That Spend* It.el.  .pon Tier.a del Fae.o-The "Fohn"  Wind of Switzerland and tlie Ferocious "Purea" of Siberia.  In mountainous countries, such as  Scotland, a fog usually forms at the  top of a hill and works downward.  The cold mountain top, cooling a warm  current of wet air, renders its moisture  Visible, and this cold fog, being of lower temperature than the air below and  therefore heavier, drops gradually to  the valley. Colorado, however, can  show an exception to this general rule.  There in winter the frost on the low  ground is so intense that a fog oft.ji  forms in the valleys and works slowly  up the mountain side. This is known  by the Indian name of "pogontp."  Peru has hundreds of square miles  along its coast of rainless country. In  this tract rain Is never known to fall  from one century's end to another. Yet  the region is uot entirely barren of vegetation. Some parts of it, indeed, are  comparatively fertile. This is due to  the extraordinary fogs known as "ga-  ruas." They prevail every night from  May to October .after a summer that is  sultry and extend up to a level of l.L'OO  feet above the sea. Above 1,200 feet  rain falls.  The "calina" of Spain is a fog we  may be grateful that we do not have.  It is a dry, yellow mist which sometimes hides the sun for days at a time  over vast tracts of country and makes  the sky look as though covered with  leaden gauze.  Another peculiar freak of weather  we must be thankful to escape is the  "williwau." This form of storm is  confined to that faroff island Tierra del  Fuego. The coast is Indented with  deep fiords crowned with high mountains. Down from their gorges drops  the "williwau." A low, hoarse muttering Is heard in the distance. Suddenly, without the least preliminary ijfuff.  a fearful blast of wind drops upon the  sea. The water is not raised into  •waves, but driven iuto fine dust. Fortunately the shock lasts but ten or  twelve seconds, and .calm follows at  once, for no vessel could stand such a  wind for even half a minute. During  the coming and going of a "williwau"  the barometer may be watched to drop  a tenth of an inch or more and rise  again at once.  Similar in name If not in nature is  the "willy willy" with which Kalgoor-  lie gold diggers are acquainted, to their  cost. "Dust devils." some people call  them. Half a dozen may be seen dancing harmlessly along over the desert  wlion suddenly one will dive inlo the  city and flil all the shop windows ln  Hannan street with dust and sand,  blinding every passerby. The "willy  •willy" is a thief of the worst kind. It  will steal the washing from a line or  the roof from a sued. In some parts of  the country wire ropes are anchored  over the roofs of huts to save them  from the attacks of these odd little  Whirlwinds.  Most people have heard of the "fohn"  wind of Switzerland, that warm, dry  gale which comes over tlie mountains  and in spring will melt two feet of  snow in a day. Its cause is most peculiar. The "fohn" comes from the  south. As it strikes the Alps it is wet,  like most gales which have cYossed the  Bea, but the south face of the mountains receives its rain, and as it crosses  the summits it is dry. The moving air  current is also compressed and therefore dynamically heated. As it falls  into the northern valleys In a cataract  of air it gains heat at the rate of half  a degree for every 100 feet of descent.  It usually blows for two or three days,  causing great suffering by its dry heat  and oppression. While it lasts the temperature is about thirty degrees above  the average. The "ehlnook" of British Columbia and the western side of  the United States is very similar to the  "fohn."  England has adopted the American  word "blizzard" for a gale with snow.  But the blizzard, however, must yield  to tbe ferocious "buran" of the central  steppes of Asia and the "purga" of  northern Siberia. To be caught iu gales  6uch as these means death In a very  few minutes, however warmly clad, for  the very air becomes unbreatliuble, so  filled is It with spikes of Ice drift.  "Khamsin" Is the hot wind from the  .desert which blows out of the Sahara  upon Egypt. The word means fifty,  from the idea that it lasls for fifty  days. The "khamsin" is terribly hot  and dry and sometimes brings pestilence with it.  Red snow we have all heard of. It  is caused by a microscopic infusorial  growth and only occurs In snow that  has lain unmelted for a long time. Iu  Spitsbergen recently greeu snow has  -_een noted tinted by similar organisms.  "Gold dust" snow has often been  seen, but only in spring. At one time  It was a mystery how the surface of  new fallen snow came to be strewn  With a shining yellow deposit. Now it  1$ known to be due to the pollen of  pine trees.  car pour-res _a_ergO-s a p___il3r sane- ,  Ing that in some measure resembles the  depressions In a cushion or padded  chair where the "buttons" are seen. In j  chicken pox there is no such un"--_ I  lty of sequence, aud t1*- _.^.essloris are I  absent.  His WelK-Lt In Gold For ilie Poor.  "A Hindoo stood in a scale, and his  weight was measured in goldpieces.  That," said a traveler, "was the strange  Spectacle that I once beheld in India.  There was a great crowd looking on,  and it took a great many goldpieces to  equal the Hindoo's weight, for ho was  fat. Finally, though, the big scale balanced, aud then everybody began to  shout: "Tulabhara! Tulabhara! Tu-  labhava!" Tho fat man got out of the  seal". He and his friends took the  gold, and, going through all the poorer  quarters of tho town, they distributed  it among the destitute. This, I was informed, was a kind of religious ceremony among a certain sect. Every  male at the time iu his life when it  was thought his weight would be  greatest was put in a scale, and gold to  equal him in bulk was measured out  and distributed in alms. As a rule,  each man was forty-seven when his  weight was taken. They hold in India  that at forty-seven a man is at his  fattest."—Philadelphia Record.  Chicken Po_ nnd Smallpox.  The eruption of chicken pox lias au  Imperfect resemblance to that of smallpox, but can never be mistaken for It  py the experienced eye. In smallpox  the eruption of papules first appears  •n the forehead, the "papules" always  become "bladders," and thp latter always develop Into pustu'.es— that is,  sooner or later their contents get  Ciiar__Pd Into dus.   Then the center of  THE  K1ANGS OF INDIA.  A Story With a Had Moral.  In a prosperous town in Mexico lives  a-merchant whose wealth grew out of  a combination of good luck and drunkenness. An uncontrollable desire for  drink cost him position after position,  and he drifted down to Mexico and became a news agent. He sold loll cry  tickets. He had to report on drawing  day what unsold tickets he had and  forward them. He got drunk the day  before one of the big drawings. Two  days later he sobered up and found  himself in possession of several hundred dollars' worth of unsold tickets.  He did not possess $10 in the world.  He examined the list and found that  a number of the unsold tickets had  drawn prizes aggregating $35,0CO in  gold. He collected the winnings, paid j  for the unsold tickets and took an oath  Of perpetual total abstinence. That |  Was years ago. He has never touched  liquor since and is today a wealthy  man. The moral is bad, but the story  Is too good to suppress.  These Wild Horses Are vieioun mi.I  .aid to lie ,D_tan__-le.  V,'ritin;,'-of the kiangs, or wild horses,  of India, found near the Iana of Til>";.  Thomas W. Weber in •■'J.'Iil> Forests of  Upper India and Their Inhabitants"  says:  Here for the first time we saw the  kiang, or wild horse. Several herds  came to look at us as we matched and  galloped around, neighing and kicking  up, but kept at a respectful distance.  They have big, ugly heads nnd tails  und ears like a mule's and; a black  Stripe down tlie back; color, light bay,  with white noses. They have tine free  action iu trot and gallop and are fourteen to fifteen hands high, strong in  (lie legs and heavy in tiie body. We  were welcomed by the neighing of numerous wild horses to the land of the  kiang. Several herds kept circling  round, the oid stallions approaching in  a quite threatening manner, snorting,  squealing and kicking up their heels,  while the mares and foals galloped off  at a more respectful distance. There  was a herd of kiangs which careered  about our camp in a most objectionable way, making the most fearful disturbances. We witnessed a battle royal between two stallions, which for  ferocity and wicked fury surpassed any  light I have seen. Again aud again  the pair went at one another like tigers, biting and kicking and mauling,  tlie blood flowing freely, while the fearful yells and roars they kept up wore  terrifying to hear. This went on for  hours. The horrible roars and shriek-  Ings made by the wild horse when  lighting sound something like a noise  between a donkey's bray and the  squealing of a jackal, but far more ear  I forcing and discordant. Here the  kiang is found in considerable numbers. He is, according to tlie llunia  accounts, untamable. There was a  young one purchased at Bagcsar fair  from some Ilunias for a small price.  The purchaser thought he had a good  bargain and proposed to send tho aui-  mal to England, but when his men  wont to bring away the purchase no  power could induce it to leave its fos-  tsr mother, an old Abbot pony, which  the clever Hunias refused to sell ex-  cept for an exorbitant sum.  Etistern Catalogue Pric__ pn  Fencing.  9 Bar, 49 inch high, ~u cents per rod.  S    "    -15    "       "       ''-      '  Other Styles and heights at liki prices.  J_ C. WAOE, Ladner,  To Intelligent Business  Men and Farmers:  Insure your Stocks, Houses and  Barns in the Anglo-American and  Equity Fikf Insurance; Companies.      We are not ;i  the Insurance  ■ ■; ■'•' i mi •' ' ■ ■• ■ save you  mon _   '   n    rilt foi rates.  A W McLeoi),  DISTRICT AGENT.  Office: Burr Block, Columbia street,  'Phone 62.        New Westminster  Legend of the Looking Glass.  Who ever heard it stated that the  looking glass was first invented to spite  a pretty woman? And how would it  be possible to spite a woman by showing her a perfect reflection of her own  dainty self? Well, according to Japanese mythology, the deity presiding  over tho sun and furnishing light to the  world became infuriated at some trifle  and hid herself away in a cave, thus  depriving humanity of a very necessary element. In order to induce her  to come out tho mirror was invented  aud placed in the cave. The beautiful  goddess, seeing another beautiful goddess within those narrow confines, immediately departed, and the people  took care that never again should she  enter the precincts of a cave. And so  that most valued of woman's treasures  was invented for spite, but for what  a different purpose has it served!  EXPERTS   IN  WOOD.  Old Coins From Old Mints.  The "mint house" in Boston existed  about thirty-four years. All tlie coins  issued from it bore the dates 1G52 or  3U(i2, the same dies being used probably throughout the thirty-four years of  coinage. Some coins had been made  in Bermuda for the use of the Virginia  colony as early as 1644. Copper coins  bearing the figure of an elephant were  struck iu England for the Carolina s  and Now England in 1004. Coins were  also struck for Maryland bearing the  effigy of Lord Baltimore. A mint was  established in Rupert, Vt., by legislative authority iu 17S5, whence copper  cents were issued, bearing on one side  a plow and a sun rising from behind  hills and on the other a radiated eye  surrounded by thirteen stars.  Pen Picture of a Iie:intifnl Horse.  A pen picture of a beautiful horse Is  i to be found in one of Sewell Ford's  stories iu "Horses Nine." Hero it is:  In the stalls at Gray Oaks stables were  many good hunters, but none better  than I'ashu. Cream white ho was,  from tlie tip of his splendid yard long  tail to his pink lipped muzzle. His coat  was as silk plush, hist neck as supple  as a swan's, and out of his big, bright  eyes there looked such Intelligence I hat  one half expected him to speak. His  lines wore all long, graceful curves,  aud when he danced daintily on his  slender legs one could see the muscles  ilex under the delicate skin.  Tlie Oid Violin Makers and the Material They t'sed.  The great violin makers all lived  within the compass of 1.0 years. They  chose their wood from a few great timbers felled in the south Tyrol and  floated down in rafts—pine and maple,  sycamore, pear and ash. They examined .these to find streaks and veins  and freckles, valuable supe.flc_.lly  when brought out by varnishing.  They learned to tell the dynasty of  flic pieces of wood by touching them.  They Weighed them, they struck them  and listened to judge bow fast or bow  slow or how resonantly they would  vibrate in answer to strings. Some  portions of the wood must be porous  and soft, some close of fiber. Just the  right beam was hard to find. When  found, it can be traced all through tlie  violins of some great master and after  his death in some of his pupils.  Tho piece of wood was taken home  and seasoned, dried in tho hot Brescia  and Cremona sun. The house of Strad-  ivarius, tlie great master of all, is described as having been as hot as an  oven. The wood was there soaked  through and through with sunshine.  In this great heat the oils thinned aud  simmered slowly and penetrated far  into tho wood until the varnish became  a part'of the wood itself.  The old violin makers used to save  every bit of the wood when they found  what they liked to mend and patch and  inlay with it. So vibrant and so resonant is the wood of good old violins  that they murmur and echo and sing in  answer to any sound where a number  of them hang together on tbe wall, as  if rehearsing the old music that they  once know.  A lisentmlnded.  "Rather ubsentmlnded, isn't he?"  "Extremely so.  Why, the other night  when he got home he knew there was  something  he  wauled  to do,   but he  couldn't remember what it was until  he had sat up over an hour trying to  think."  "And did lie finally remember it?"  "Yes; he discovered that he wanted  to go to bed early!"  A  Lucky Call.  "I don't mind telling you now," said  young Dr. Frankly, "that you just  called me iu at the right time."  "Really!" exclaimed the convalescent.  "I wasn't so bad as that, was I?"  "Bad! My dear sir, you were good.  t was down to my last cent and needed  the money!"  Ilnrd on the Ladies.  ..Very few remember the existence of  a certain remarkable statute which  was passed in the early days of George  III. if indeed they ever heard of it. It  runs to the effect that if any woman  "entices any of his majesty's malt! subjects Into marriage by the use of any  powders or paints or false hair or wool  on the cheeks she shall be prosecuted  for sorcery." What a cause celelire it  would lie if any of his present majesty's male subjects were to endeavor  to put the law into action. What a  rush there would bo of fashionable ladies to secure rront seats in court for  the hearing.—London Tatler.  From  (lie  Father.   Side.  Senator Graphter-Well. did Sterling  say he'd vote for our bill?  Senator Mainchantz—No; he said he  couldn't imagipo a bill of a more crooked and odious character.  Senator Grapbter—Did you tell him I  was fathering the measure?  Senator Mninchantz — Yes, and he  said he fancied the bill's characteristics had been inherited.  The Traveler's Heady Answer.  Mrs. Z—Listen, George. The baby is  saying "Oo-goo-ja-bo-00-go." What  does it remind you of?  Mr. Z.—H'm! Reminds me of a  brakernan calling out statious.  Hyphen  Succeeds Hymen.  The Professor—They have traveled  safely along the happy journey until  now their hopes are about to be realized.  Mrs. Malaprop—Yes, Cupid, the god  of love, must now give way to Hyphen,  the god of matrimony  . LAIN TALK,  We   are  able to back up every  sseition   we  make.    We  stand  ready to furnish you the  best of  • .rythi ig in the  LI KRY line,  I     :.  i 7 we sav W3 will.  V      Iso   have better facilities  ml   ig   and   handling    freight  iian any others in this vicinity.  W ten in need of a first-class livery rig call on us.  . , fashion -.'.-...fes » _  Wm. Alexander,  Proprietor.  20  Ladner, B.  C.  „JW'  _ Mi   ..  m  •i£fa  ;  . 3! ?;  yi'9  I ii s  advertisement  \s  not meant for you if  II ure an artist or one accustomed to combine  j ors artistically, because yon will know what to  to without advice or instructions, but for the or-  Linary run of mortals our Aid in selecting Wall  p.ip-r, Borderland other interior decoration*  may uot be amiss. Rest assured that our aim is  to thoroughly satisfy everybody, because that's  our business. See what we can do in the way of  decorating your home, New Matting, Carpet,  Unolum and oil Cloth just arrived. Call when  in   the city and judge for yourself or write for  W. E. FALES,  Mouse Furnisher and Undertaker  NEW WESTMINSTER  C. P. IS. Co.  TIME TABLE  NEW     WESTMINSTHR-STEVESTON  ROUTE.  Steamer Transfer, leaves New West-  ■ niinsti-r at _ p.m . daily, except  Sunday. leaves Steveston Monday, 7 a.m., Friday 6 a.m. Saturday. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, (>' p.m., calling al I-'rti.pr Riv-  » er landings iletwe.ii New Westminster and Steveston.  VICTORIA NEW  WESTMINSTER  ROUTE.  S.S. Prinoess Louise leaves Victoria  Tuesdays nnd Fridays at 7 a.m.  Leaves New *West__i__ier Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.,  oalling-  nt  Mayas,  Steveston   and  liuiclion.  NEW    WEST-IINSTKK-UHIIJ-IWACK  Roum  S.S. Beaver leaves New Westminster  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays nt S a.m. Leaves Chilliwack  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m.. calling at Fraser  Kiver laiv_iri_a between New  Westminster and Chilliwack.  VICTORIA-VANCOUVER ROUTK.  S.S. Charmer leaves Victoria daily a*  1  a.m.    S.S.  Clinrin'er leaves Vancouver daily at   1:15 p.m.  All   steamers   from   Vancouver    sni)  from O.I'.R. wharf.   The Company reserves   the   right    of   changing   time  talilo at  any  time   without   aotiMention.  For full particulars as to time,  rates, etc., apply to nearest agent, or  to  JAMES SCLATER,  Vancouver   Depot   and   423   Hastings  etroot, or to  J. W. TROUP,  I. J. COYI-B,  Manager, Asst. Go». Pass Agt  Vietorio. Vancouver.  H. A. TREEK,. ACT., WESTMINSTER.  Fit-Reform garments are growing in favor »H the  time. We know this by the tremendous run we are having for Spring Suits.  We are not astonished, knowing that Fit-Reform  Wardrobe is the only place where you can get an up-t«v  date garment at a third to half what your tailor charges,  and your money back if dissatisfied.  Tit'Keform Wardrobe  333 Hastings Street, VANCOUVER, B.C.  Mail orders promptly attended to.   Self-measurement blank*  and samples on application.  t  f  t  A  Delta Transfer Stable  I LADNER, B. C.  a SINGLE AND DOUBLE RIGS AND SADDLE HOKfM   .  •J ON SHORT NOTICE  * Team Work Eone at Specially c w Prices*  I JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor.  4- Telephone "Ladner" No. 10.  If yqu want first class wik  -  SEND YOUR LAUNDRY TO THE  New Method Steam Laundry  NEW  WESTMINSTER.  L. Clifford, Agent, - - Ladmer  Leave Laundry on Monday anil  it will  b* returned  •■ Satwiaj.  Gents clothes cleaned and pressed.     Blankets aad CurtaiMt a specialty.  illllSfli  Call at the Old Stand lately occupied by P. Clark.  First class work. Your patronage solicited.  W. H. TAYLOR,     -     -    PROP.  B. C. CIGAR FACTORY  B. C—Noted Brand.  PHOENIX—With Eagles.  OLD SPORT—Always Reliable.  B. WILBERG & CO.  MEW WESTINSTER, B. C  P. O. BOX 6.1.  The Hit of  the Season  Our Millinery Opening, the most successful event ever htM la tWb  city.    Our aim is to make this store your shopping placa, a*_ •_ 1»  keeping all that's new and up-todate at prices which defy co__|_U_e  Try us for a Carpet  We certainly can suit you if quality, design and price will 9» it  Our importation this season is very large and we know the g««4pV4B  bought right. Our range of new colors takes in a »a(ii_c«at Tatfitty •  Fawns, Reds, Greens, etc., in Floral and Oriental desigma with BwtaH  and Stair Carpels to match, in Wiltons, axminsters, Bruaseli, TapMtiy  and Ingrain; in fact we doubt if a finer assortment caa be f»nad •» 1  coast.    We are selling Carpets,  Our Show of Dress Goods  Each day our range is growing.      We can now show yoil a 1<  range  of Voiles, Camas  Cloth, Nappa, Minstrel Cloths, •«•§•_, Iu  Veiling, etc., in all the very newest colorings, at monay-smTinf pric_».  Orders by Mail carefully and promptly attended to.  The Money Saving Spot  IS AT  Cha5.C5tevcn5OR&C0  Corner Hastings and Richards Streets  VANCOUVER,  /**■  ■*»"* V  THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY APRIL 25, 1903.  LOCAL NEWS.  Friday is May Day.  1 oe  seeding  iariucrs ■ are all very  Thos. Shortreed is  £ives at Shortreed. ■■  visiting rela-  The Boundary Bay pound  »r has a notice in this issue.  keei  Mrs. (Dr.) Henderson of Chili  yvack.   is ^visiting   with friends |in  Ladner.  Mrs. George Paddott returnei  Tuesday from Nanaimo after a twc  weeks with friends.  Mrs. W. J. Lanning after a few  weeks visit with friends in Victoria  returned home Tuesday.  Councilor James McCallan returned from Victoria the first ofthe  week, where Mrs. McCallan is in  the hospital undergoing medical  treatment.  Miss Violet and Alice Ladner  left on Monday for All Hallow's  school at Yale after a short visit  with their parents.  Reeve and Mrs. Ladner will re-  turn from Victoria today, where  Mr. Ladner was a delegate to  interview the municipal committee  pf the legislature.  Fred Land and Miss Harris will  •be united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Wednesday, at the  residence of the bride's father,  David Harris on Crescent Island.  kev. Amor will arrive from  Nova Scotia on Tuesday and wii I  take charge of All Saint's parish.  On Tuesday evening a reception  to Rev. Mr. Amor will be held in  the Oddfellow's hall.  FOR SALE.—One three-hors  tread power thrashing machine  Apply at The Delta News office.  NOTICE.—-1  have   impounded  fpur head  of cattle, one yearling  and three two-year olds.     For fur  ther particulars apply to John Per  ram, poundkeeper, Boundary Bay  Drill Hall  NEW WESTMINSTER  K Paolc of Cards.  The ordinary playing cards of today  are derived from a stick pnmo supposed to have ori Inated in this country. Fifty small st cks are a pack. The  "game" was originally tor the ; layer  to divide the sticks rapidly with bis  two hands, the opponent guessing  which hand held the larger number.  Owners of sticks spent rainy days in  carving them. The Asiatics borrowed  the game and carved more elaborate  counters out of ivory. Those with different carvings grew to have different  values. Arranging them in groups of  fours made it necessary to add two to  the original number. Then thin slabs  of ivory began to be used.  For centuries after tills nil playing  cards were hand painted, at first on  ivory or metal, afterward on cardboard. The pictures, at first legendary  heroes and Indies, gradually became the  lixed, wood faced caricatures we now  know, and tliese, coming back to America in their westward journey around  the world, find our Pacific coast Indians still juggling the same kind of  sticks  their  forefathers  used.  The WiipiI "Starvation."  The word "starvation" was Introduced into the English language by its  coiner, Henry Dundas, afterward Viscount Melville. It was originally used  by him in a speech in parliament on  the American debate ln 177. and was  immediately caught up and applied to  himself in a political nickname, so that  li_ was known thenceforward as •'Starvation" Dundas."  "1 Bhall not," such was his declaration, "wait for the advent of starvation from Edinburgh to settle my judgment."  Before tbe time of Dundas "starve,"  "starving," "starved" and "starveling"  were iu use, but hunger or famine represented tbe state of starvation.  Although this word has now nn established place in our vocabulary, it  was nt first vigorously opposed by  many, and ou just grounds, as of hybrid formation. The root "starve" is  old English, while the ending, "alion,"  is Latin. It does uot appear iu any  English dictionaries until the year l-Oi).  at 8 o'clock  DIRECTOR  OF KE8TIVALS:  CHARLES A. E. HARRISS  Festival Artistes :  ETHEL WOOD, Soprano,  of London  MILIGENT BRENNAN, Soprano  pf Paris  WILFRID VIRGO,  Tenor  of London  REGINALD DAVIDSON Baritope  of London  R. WATKINS MILLS, Bass  of London  !)<■<■!>  Sea  -'In_.  Great forests of seaweeds cover the  bottom of the ocenn and reach from  the greatest depths to the surface. In'  these forests there is life more diversified than la tlie primeval for-sis of the  tropics. Spiders and wornilike animals  ot' enormous sUe, lnfusovkt crabs, sen  urchins, shells, crustaceans, starfish',  turtles and millions ut' oilier living  things of all kinds tiud their toed iu the  equally varied plant life of the deep  sea.  A curious circumstance connected  with deep sea fish is that none of these  Las ever been brought up alive. Recent deep sea explorations reveal the  fact that the ocean still contains immeasurable treasures which await development and utilization by human  Inventiveness. The most fertile aero  of cultivated land Is u sterile desert  compared with one acre of the surface  of the deep sen bottom.  Wet Shoe*.  The usual—and the wrong way—of  treating wet boots is to take them off  und put them on the fender or the radiator to dry. This method spoils tha  boots. Too much heat cracks and hardens leather.  Another wrong way is to stand them  on their soles anywhere to dry.  The proper way Is to place the boots,  soles upward, near enough to the fire  to dry slowly and properly, but uot to  steam during the drying.  The soles Bhould always be turned  upward, even when the boots are only  a little wet, for this way enables tbe  nir to reach the wettest part of the  leather first.  MM Odtti oi  Mug li  The CoI-hniim of Rhodes.  The Colossus of Rhodes, a bronie  Statue, was 10. feet high. It was made  by Chaves, who, aided by an army of  workmen, consumed twelve years In  its construction. It remained In position in the harbor of Rhodes for sixty-  six years and was thrown down by an  earthquake B. c. 224. it lay on the  ground 8114 years und was sold to a  Jew for old metal. He carried away  900 camel louds, or about 7-0,000  pounds, of bronze.  We Lave been kept busy the last week opening up  Spring Footwear. Our Stock is now complete and  persons wishing to have the latest as well as the best  wearing shoes should not fail to buy their next pair  from  W.E. SINCLAIR, Iffi  » A full line  _  Choice Groceries  and  A new Hue  of fancy  stationery  ow in stock.      Drop   in   and see  vhat we have to offer you.   F. J.  MacKenzie.  II. N. RICH,  LADNER, 15. C.  tary Public, Auctioneer,  Estate and Insurance Agent.  ■ £ V,  BOO to   advance  Mortgages.  on  Purchasing; A|jent  Bra-ktr.an-Ker Milllnij Co. Ltd.  GelebrateD  Hintez  e  Contractors  and Builders  LADNER. B. C.  Naval Oranges  and  Bananas.  P AINTING, VARNISHING,  PAPER HANGING,  AN D   CA LCIMINING.  The undersigned is prepared to  do all kinds of the above work  in a first-class manner. Manufacturer of all kalsoinine used.  C Beadleston, - Ladner,B.C.  ..;..,,.^....'.J>.t.'.U.e.;t-«.'T.--«,r:K'  i Horse  ,.:{:...»:.».  Goods  iii our Harness anil Horae Furnishings  o liav,t long proved reliable, and they are  ;ft built not only for style but wear.  A SPECIALTY.  ± REPAIRINO  I hugh Mcdowell,  [-; LADNER, II. C.  ■  HM HURSERli.  3009 WESTMINSTER ROAD.  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,   Roses, Bulbs  and Rhododendrons  . . HOME GROWN AND IMPORTED . .  GARDEN FIELD AND FLOWER SEEDS'.  Bee Hives and  {T.Ns  -AT  THE—  CITY BAKERY  j EGBERT MAY J  \    Ladner,     -     B. G.  Groceries!  iiCKR.  MITHING  and REPAIRING _  l Heaters lined and stoves set up  f Agent foi  i The   Gurney  Foundry   Coy's.  _    Oxford Stoves and Ranges.  The hest on the market.  +4-f «H *++♦ •!•-*-•!•+**•!♦+•»•++-H+«H-f+-f+4- *+•*•+*+++4*4 ■!«♦+-''  -%-%-_. _____-%. _-%._•%.-_ ______ __.-*.  ••••>...«r«»».»>.».»>... ♦>•••♦>.«•♦>•••♦_►••» _>•..»  II  J. HENLEY  Supplies.  Wholesale  and Retail.  .all and examine our stock aud make your selection fur Spring planting. CATALOG FREE.  M.   J.  Vancouver  HENRY,  B. C  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  A Trim-position.  Mnrj;:iret—No, you cannot stay, love.  Your mother says it is absolutely necessary for you to come home.  Elizabeth—OU, tioar! I sometime,  think that mother is tlie inventor ot  necessity instead of necessity being the  mother   of   invention.  WeslnliBter Festival  One Hundred Voices  Associate-Conductor, A. E. White,  conductor:  UPMHLKENI  Principal   Royal   Academy of  '   Music, London, Eng.  Prices $1, 75 and SO Cts  Reserved Seats at B". Ryall's  Drug Store.  Parties going from L,udner can  leave order at  MacKenzie's Drug  It Dc-pcnileil.  Judge (to witness)—Vou say you have  known the prisoner all your life?  Witness—Ses, your honor.  Judge—Now, in your opinion, do yon  think he could be guilty of stealing  this money?  Witness—How much was it?  ^Westminster" Branch)  Time Table  Car* leave Westminster Tor Vancouver at 6 a.m.  and hourly thereafter until 9 p. m.i Saturdays  and Sundays at to p.m.  Cars leave Vancouver for Westminsters al 7  a. tn. and hourly thereafter until 10 p. in.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11 p.m.  FREIGHT  CARS.  We run lir'at-claas freight ears between Westminster and Vancouver and all shipments are  handled with the utmost eare and delivered to  consignee without delay. Special attention paid  to fruit shipments, our wagons meet all boats  and trains.   For rates, etc. apply to  v a. siiir,i-:s, !•'. R. oi.ovi-R  Traffic Mgr. Local Mgr.  Westminster, 11. C,  NEW WESTMINSTER,    :-:  B. C  Manufacturers of all kinds ot  Soda Water, Ginger  Ale and Summer  Drinks.  Your patronage solicited  f  f  f  t  T  T  f  II 111 ill  Service between  Seattle and  the East  Homicide.  "We cannot consider your story seriously," wrote an editor to an author,  "because you have killed your hero ln  the middle of it."  And the author replied, "I killed him  early because he made me tired."  subordinate.  Mr. LSyrnno Coyne—Ah. sweetest one,  may I bo your captain n.ul guide your  bark down the sea of life?  Mrs. Berrymore (a widow)—No, but  you can be my second mate.  The Delta News  One Dollar a Year.  FINEST  AND   FASTEST  TRAINS  Tickets at lowest rates to  European, Eastern and Kootenay points,  Leave Westminster io a.m.  Arrive        " 3:30 p.m.  D. P. SANDERSON, Agent.  NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  This is an exact cut of the celebrated Slater $4  S1h J  Made in 14 different shapes       Can  fit the worst foot mad  so Mr.  Mr. Broadfoot   and Slimfoot come along we will i|  you.    Why pay a  high price for made to order Shoes whtfl  we can fit you with a Slater.    Sole agents for these goods ffl  I  WM. JOHNSTON,  We are Selling  Baling Wire attd Ties at Cost.  Creamers, Lanterns, Tin Pails, Washboards, Lamp at j  Lantern Chimneys, etc. etc.  Bargain Prices :   Also a few Kitchen Stoves left at pric |  from $7.50 to $26.25 each.  R. F.  AGO  Corner Front and 6th Streets,  NEW WESTMINSTER. B tl  Just arrived  A SPLENDID LINE OF  9  Latest and Up-to-date Styles.  Prices:       $10;   $12,50;   $15   and   $18.  These Goods are positively first class.  J. MacKENZIE,       - LADNER,!  INSURE YGUR PRGPERYY   with   Fm J. ##ar# & GOm  New Westminster, B. O.  MB——— iiii i_B________rr_r~ ■ I  --mar  The Leadmg Insurance Agency  Just arrived a complete stock  Vegetable, Flower, Field and Garde]  See .   Seed Grain of all kinds.  Grass and Cloyer Seed  Brackman-Ker Milling Co.  New Westminster, B. C.  •{♦••••;«.»'»j«.».«}m».«j«.«.»Jm».«j«.»^j».«^j».».«j«.».»j«.». ■—»}»•».<$»—•♦<»•»•»•»«•♦;♦.«■a-.a-*a+*i.+.aJ  __s_§^2.*2;-Z._  io Cases of the latest New York Novelties. The  Double Crease Crown is the New Summer Hat  New Graeco and Pasha Shapes.  |        J. E. PHILLIPS  ♦!♦      709-711 Columbia Street   ;-;     New Westminster,  »^»\<;v»i^v,»w,vt^,''^>','''.^'.'''.'»',','?»ti'?.|.',',tti.'i<i •'••{f'Tt*"*"?^*"?'1'""?' '.ft ■ fount* ~ ifo--)! 1


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