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Array ••N.-  •  ,'. Ne. 13.  tffsssae _____:  LADNER, B C, SATURDAY,   flAY 16,  1903.  .  $1.00 a year  Terms of Agreement and  Deed of Grant of Prop*  erty Laid Before the  Meeting.  A public meeting of "persons interests! in the reading room was  held on Tuesday evening. On the  motion of the Reeve Dr. Wilson  W'.s voted to the chair. The minutes of the last meeting, held in  October, were read and confirmed.  The secretary, W. H. Smith, stated  that he had made several unsuccessful attempts to call meetings in  the interval* He reported that the  offices ot president and vice-president were vacant, the holders having left the district* Fred. Cutting  and Hanford Lewis were then duly  elected to fill the vacancies for 'the  balance of the term.  It was resolved to elect two trustees and T.   E.   Ladner   was   appointed to hold office for o»e year  and B. S. McDonald for two years.  .    The Reeve, by   request of  the  meeting, read   the   terms   of  tbe  agreement and deed of grant.    He  (W. H. Ladner) agreed to grant a  piece of land having a 30-foot frontage to Westham street to the boundaries of  the church and Jordan's  lots for the purpose ot erecting  a  reading room and library in   perpetuity so   long as   the   building  shall be used as a free reading room  and library.    The grantor further  agrees to loan the sum of $400 for  such erection at 9 per   cent.   per  annum accumulative interest until  such time as the loan is redeemed.  The payments to be made   in  not  less than $50 at  each   time.   Tke  Reeve stated that he had   already  advanced half the amount  aud was  prepared to yav the balance as soon  as the trustees signed the document  in his hand, which would be handed to them on   repayment   of the  loan.    In tbe meantime they would  have a certified copy.  W. H. Smith's only objection to  tbe agreejfcnt wastheword "free."  Tuj Hferecogu i/.cd. tha objec-  tiojfl |nad to maintain their  proS^Pby some means, and elini-  inateWne word objected to. He  said he w.uld not sell the land in  •question at any price and would  •only give it away for the purpose  _.nder review.  In reply to a question the secretary -tated that the expenditure  would not quite reach the estimated  $400.  The Reeve reported that surveyor  Warren   had   greatly ^appreciated  the room during^bis residence here  ! • >»rid had'offered to draw the plan  ofthe ground on .be'deed _f grant.  T'e trustees were empowered to  umplete the agreement  on   Le_.i.  )l the public.  The chairman suggested that t.  .<•. eve .should reckon tlie inter,  from-that date.  The secretary pointed out that  ihe income-received this year so far  Was 10 cents for old papers.  The Reeve thought that  he  and  tbe trustees would  arrange matters j  amicably in this respect.  J. W. Rudd urged that collectors  be appointed so that they might obtain revenue to keep up the institution, which was of great value to  many people here.  The secretary leported thet he  had about $30 on hand and most of  the papers were paid up to 25th  August, except one or two provincial papers, on which he was trying  to get a reduction. Vouchers  could be seen by anyone interested.  Mrs. Stainton pointed out that  t'.iere was a subscription list, a copy  o" which was in her possession.  The secretary stated that $38 had  been paid in last June on that list,  besides $6 by Mrs. Stainton. There  were probably some outstanding  promises. .  Mrs. Stainton, Fred. Cutting'acd  B. S. McDonald were appointed a  finance committee to realise funds  at their discretion.  The secretary 'reported that he  frequently found -the papers in a  bad condition and all of the old  magazines had been stolen fcom the  back -room.  The Reeve suggested the appointment of a caretaker. He 'thought  the room should close at 10 p. m.  and watched during the day. He  also suggested that they should  iake advantage of the travelling  library case at present'in the hands  of the Farmers' Institute. He had  seen 'the secretary and the librarian  of the Victoria public library who  were 'both willing to co-operate  after'the first of. June.  It was .resolved to leave tbe matters of acaretaker and the travelling  library in the hands ot thedirectors.  The meeting adjourned.  II FERRY D ill  NO   APPLICATION   TO B.   C.  "What do men do when they get  in the Legislature, pop?"  "Why they do corporations, toy  son."  GOT A DUCKING  Last Saturday afternoon a Chinaman employed at the Port Guichon  Hotel stepped on a loose plank at  the new wharf and toppled into the  river. He was fished out with a  rope by whart foreman Clark minus  his hat and plus a good ducking.  During the course of construction  it is not advisable to be too curious  while examining the works under  construction at the railway ferry  terminus.  NOT GRANTED  Iu the Dominion House on Wednesday, in answer to Mr. Wilson,  Sir Wilfrid Laurier stated that no  portion of False Creek, Vancouver,  had been leased to Messrs. Frank  Burnett and Robert Kelly.  Service is Now Running  Satisfactorily. Official  Trip Over the Road by  the Mayor of Victoria.  A representative of the Colonist  was a passenger by the Victorian  yesterday. He states that the  Mayor of Victoria with the Aldermen and City Engineer will arrive  at Port Guichon this morning at  eleven o'clock to make their official  tour of inspection. This is confirmed by tht- officials of the company. The party will be met at  Cloverdale by a deputation of business men.  At the opening of the Spring Assizes at New Westminster Mr. Justice Martin referred to the establish-  n ent of a new steamboat service  between the Fraser and Sidney as  being like all improved means of  communication a -matter of public  welfare worthy of notice.  With the inauguration of the  service of tire Victoria Terminal  Railway the company will begin  earning a nice little sum of money  annually in the way of bonuses.  Before the new contract was made  with the Victoria Terminal Railway  Company the Victoria & Sidney  Railway Company was receiving  $9,000 per annum from Victoria and  $6,000 from the Provincial Government. Thepresent company having  absorbed all the interests of the  Victoria & Sidney Railway, these  bonuses, which will run some years  yet before expiration, will be paid  over to them. Under the terms of  the new agreement the city is to  pay a bonus of $15,000 per annum  for a term of 20 years. Totalling  up the various bonuses it will be  seen that the company will be receiving $30,000 per annum in aid  from the public purse. The city  will fee called upon to pay its first  contribution of $15,000 on the 30th  day of June, 1904, and to arrange  to hand over a like amount each  year for 19 consecutive years.  The line was formally handed  over by the contractors on Wednesday.  The regulation of the traffic and  business matters during construction was transacted through the  telephone at the Port Guichon and  the services of W. L- McBride and  staff in this connection were much  appreciated. The practical supervision of the work at this end fell  chiefly on Frank O'Brien, who was  energetic and assiduous in his many  duties.  The lfne cpens up a rich belt of  country and also passes  some pic  turesque   belts    of    timber,   with  .glimpses of  Boundary Bay at in-  ervals. Between Cloverdale and  .he New Westminster ferry there is  . charming view of the Royal City  uid tbe new bridge under construction as the main line runs along the  i.anks'of the Fraser for some distance.  The alignment reflects credit on  the surveyors. There are very'few  slight curves and only one cut at  the Mound, half a mile from the  Junction.  The technical work of the patent  slip has been in the skilled hands of  H. Warren, C. E., and his assistants, while the line has been inspected by Chief McMillan from  time to time.  LOCAL ITEMS.  T.con   Ladner nnd Mamie McT.ellasi  are ex-  ptCted home from the High School today.  Rev. 1>, II. McKw.ii, of New Westminster, will  hold service in the Ilaptist Church tomorrow  evening.  The Delta Municipal Council, not having been  invited, will not meet the Victoria Mayer and  Council officially on their arrival today.  Mrs. John R Watson   is  visiting  with relatives in Portland.  Mrs. R. Moffit spent  a day visiting at Westminster this week.  Mrs. F. Lord and daughter will  arrive today on a visit to her father,  T. E. Ladner.  Mrs. C. F. Green and Mrs. H.  N. Rich were visiting at the Royal  City this week.  Bliss Brown, a former Ladnerite,  has been very ill in Vancouver, but  is now able to be about again.  Frank Devlin, Indian A.Ljent,  died yesterday afternoon at Westminster after several week's illness.  The first horse to come ovi r tie  new ferry is a sorrel saddle mare  purchased by T. E. Laclner in  Victoria.  ■ 11  dk Bits mitei  To the Probability of the  Slough Between Till-  bury Island and Mainland Being Closed.  June. The Archdeacon hoped to  arrange for a resident clergyman to  take his place here. Vote of  thanks to the retiring office holders  and the organist were . passed, and  several speakers • .xpYessed ' regret  that they would lose ••their new rector almost as soon as. he h__ cor__  among them. The meeting then  terminated.  Miss Dora Cook, who is attending the High School at tbe Roval  City, returned  home  Thim./.iy'on jbeen handed t0 the R*ve, who has  On Tuesday last a public meeting  was held at the school house, Sui:-  bury, to consider the application of  H. D. Benson for permission to  dam up the slough.  M. Butterfi-ld occupied the chair  and Mr. Dove acted as secretary.  The following resolution was  passed: Whereas, we, the property  owners'of Sunbury in meeting assembled, do believe that H. D.  Benson has applied for _ permit to  dam up, or otherwise close, the  slough between Tillbury Island and  the mainland on the south side of  the Fraser river. Aud whereas, if  this is done, we all have reason and  experience, to believe that it will  do this neighborhood incalculable  harm by sediment thus stopped,  filling up this side of the river and  depriving us of drainage and the  usefulness of Sunbury wharf.  Therefore, be it resolved that we  hereby enter a strong protest  against the stopping up of that  slough for any reason whatever,  and that a copy of this resolution  be sent to the Delta Municipal  Council, Aulay Morrison, M. P.,:  and John Oliver, M. P. P., asking  their aid and influence.  A copy of  this resolution   has  a visit to her parents.  Thornton Heard, brother of Mrs.  Robert McKee, has successfully  passed his examination at the Philadelphia Dental Collej e.  Mrs. H. Watson has been very  ill during the past few weeks, and  we regret to report her condition is  not improving very fast.  P. Shirley has the foundation  started for an addition to his hotel,  which will be two Story and give  much more room to  this   hosterly.  promised to bring the matter before  the Council this afternoon.  Mr. Whiteside, jr., informs us  that a deputation of Sunbury residents will be in attendance at the  Council meeting.  MAY     DAY    CBLEBRA-TOft.  The "-children's annual holiday  car_e>_ff yesterday in the forfc of a  picnic1 and sportS/>at the Boundary  Bay «.amping ground. Permission  for the -losing of the schools for  the occasion had been grantud by  the Superintendent of Education.  The schools which took  part in  the gathering were Tren_ant; .Crescent Island, Gulfside,  Lad net arid  Boundary   Bay,     The   coartnittee.  collected   over   $75,   including   a  surplus from last year, so that there  were ample funds   for   transportation and provisions.    The following  committees were untiring  in  their  respective duties.      Refreshments:  Mesdames    Rich    aud    Stainton,  Misses Murgatroyd, Parke, Cars*,  McQuarrie and'DaVis.  Transportation:    D.  McKee, P.  Shirley and W. 4»ybns.  Sports:   H. J. Hutcherson,  P. T.  Gibbie, B. S. McDonald,  D. Price  and W, H. Wilson.  The teachers of the "various  schools also assisted. The Ladner  band kindly contributed to the  day's pleasure, a start being made  shortly after 9 o'clock from Hutch-  erson's store corner. It was evident on their return that all had  thoroughly enjoyed their outing.  A meeting of the committee will be  held in the Town Hall on- Monday  at S p. m. to settle up aftatfs.  The rear car of a wor_' ..Sin left  the track near Dexter station Oh  the Canadian Pacific -tailway early  On^he 7th inst.   The car   caught  fire and of the thirty men sleeping  therein   twelve   were burned   to  death and about the same uumbe.  injured.   All were employed in *a  tie gang, working in the vicinity,  and were running home light  ALL SAINT'S  TRENANT.  _...       „'«*• •• -  A vestry meeting was held at All  Saint's Trenant Church  on  Tuesday evening, Rev. L- Amor presiding.    The following  office bearers  I were  appointed:     Vicar's church-  Doctor Wilson has closed a deal'warden,  A  DeR  Taylor;  people's  with H.  D. Benson  whereby the | churchwarden,    'Ric   A.   Fraser;  latter acquires all  the  water front |,l_WffleivW. S.   Livingstone  and  R. Smith;   delegates to the Synod,  of Dr. Wilson's property near .Sunbury, with the exception of a small  reserve.  A quiet wedding came off at  the Colonial Hotel, New Westminster, yesterday, when W. Stokes of  Ladner was married to Miss Minnie Montgomery of Gulfside.  H. N.   Rich,   A DeR Taylor and  T E   Ladner.       The   rector  announced that he had been called to  fill  the vacancy at  Holy Trinity,  New Westminster, caused by the  departure of the Rev. Mr. Shiidrick  tor England on sick leave.    He  The friends of Rev. Arthur Mil- had been selected for the work as  ler will be pleased to learn that  he ' h;s agreement 111  this   diocese was  has been retained on this station by ! 0.,ly fo]. lwclve monUls_the iength  of    Mr.   Shildrick's   leave.      He  -'     '.'A LARGE BEEVE  At last week's city h_a.j-.t^W. _.  Livingstone's e__ibif.n "the me_t  section formed 'the at.ractidn. ft  consisted 'i_f a carcass which wis  thought almost too fat for _oe_l  trade. One hind quarter weighed  180 lbs. It realized eight __d orie  half Cents per lb. The anTinal in  life Was a pure'-red Durham raise-  on Temberton farm. JMutton froth  S. H. Shannon's farm, Cloverdale,  fetched eleven tents per-lb. ad-  pork from Paris' Surre'y*_i._i" sof_  at nineand'one halfcerfti.  the Methodist conference now sit  ting at Victoria.    Revs. Sharp and  Kinney   have   been   appointed   to  Cloverdale   and  tiveiy.  would   take   up   his   new   duties  Langley   respeo-1 shortly, having to preach in   the  icily church on the first Sunday in  __ meeting of directors of Hire  Delta Agricultural Society "Ml be  held on Tuesday eve_i_g at H N  Rich's office to prepare for the next  exhibition.  '.I  John Weaver and wife are yi.it*  ing in Victoria.  9  4    ,  «C__V %1  n\  _L i  NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY  190..  THE"DELTA NEWS  Published every Saturday.  Subscript -o,<( $1,00 per year.  * ^TD^itTil&IKG'RATKS.  .     ti>   '*   -•'■;...■  Cmual Atmrtj-.nie'nts, io c.Tit* per Hue   to  XUt iir.it lurtenton/flud scents per line for each  auhie^ticrrf iniertlon.     The   nunilxr   of   line-  reckoned 1w ihe apace occupied,  . j Line*, to tin  '• Rates lor Commercial AdverUs.cnieifti can b--  bad on application at thvis.officc.1/■>-, 'V'\\  '■ Tleifdiilg' notices io cents.per line for each in-|  ft x tion. y?  'r Birth and Death notice,, 50c., Mcrrhijje%$l.aa  Any special notice, the object of which is tv  promote the pecuniary benefit ofanv iudivjchuii  •r company, to he coi.'»iil.cred an aCffertUement  a«d charged flc_ordiu>_ly.  : All advertisement* charged fur JJitftt ord.rt-o  out and paid for.  ' Carrespoudence invited on matters of public  latetett. Communications to editor must be ac-  doaapaaied by nam. of writer, not necessarily  fiir publication, but us evidence of good faith,  Carrcepandeucs mutt reach this otFice by, Tues-  f«7 eTenlng;.  '-RIC. A. FRASER,  iMjjbr and Proprietor.  SATURDAY,   MAY   16,   J902.  determined by a  of the members  the speaker  equal,   the Vp  casting vole.  majority of votes      Tlie  assessment  roll   Tor Surrey  ■resent, other than | municipality is now oj.eii   for   in-1  'sr?. ,:on.    ".' :     s   i-'it'.Jn,. :'6f the.  Court qf Rfcyision'vviil be. held in  the Town   Kali, Surrey Centre, on !  Saturday, May 30th, it 10a. m.  WW mi W\\\M  When the vote  'alter11 shall   '  SMRu  OR  Tl.e  13 ve  two  ruling  •  are inconsistent, but the former is I  no doitlJt the grecedent by wbich  jour Councillors should be  guided.  GREATLY   ALARMED  ' Delta electors have every reason  to be proud of their member,  and  pan congratulate themselves in having chosen a straight forward honest farmer to represent them.   John  Oliver,   M,   P.   P.,   by   persistent  effort has succeeded in  throwing  inudi light on the shady corners of  pf Victorian politics.    He not only  Withered the commission of inquiry  Jnto the Kootenay land   deal   but,  ■tack to his guns until his shot  reached the bull's eye. It is. worthy  of note that it was a member of simitar class, and indeed representing the  same electors, who first disclosed a  similar 'state    of   affairs   in   the  Eighties  over  the    Crow's    Nest  grant.   He asserted on the floor of  the House that he had been approached with the offer ot so many  shares, which would not be placed  in his name unti\ after the passage  of the bill then being dealt with, so  that it could not be said that he  was an interested party.    Kootenay  has therefore an unenviable reputation in these niatters.    And now  we have the testimony of Mr. Neill,  who-says it is a common practice  for members to be approached.    If  the atmosphere of our Rotunda is  indeed so foul it is time the electors  made a clean sweep.    "The barrels  of  dollars"   or   their    equivalent  would not be lor.thcoii.ing unless  there were patrons^ to be greased.  The demand creates the  supply.  As we stated the other day men of  principle must be/, entrusted   with  our public affairs^riot  men who  pander for power and pelf.  It seems that the contention o;  t,hi Reeve anent the boundary  question ot" Delta municipality is  correct, and it is not surprising tl.e  Attorney-Ger.eral should express  astonishment at the decision ot his  deputy. Schedule A of the Constitution distinctly lays down "the  exact boundaries" of the tract of  land designated "district of New-  Westminster, suburbs," one line  being described as "the bank of the  Fraser river." Not, the middle of  the stream as the Deputy Attorney-  General rules.  y a Persistent Couch, but Permanently Cured by Chamberlain's  Cough Remedy.  H. P. Burbaae, a student  law  Tobacco, Pipes, and Cigar?.'  L. QiFPduD,      -       -       L;dner  A   0   U   W  r-lKf.TA LODCi: NO. a, meets firr and  U third Tuesdays in each month ia Wad-  dill'!, jimli. T. Af. Kjx'KK, Recorder.  THOS. B. LADNSR, M. W.  in Greenville, S.C., had been troub  led ior four 1 r five years with a con-1  tiuuous   cough    which    he    savsl  i  "greatly   alarmed   me, causing me;  to fear that 1 was in the first stage  of consumption."      Mr. Burbage,  having seen  Chamberlain's Cough  Remejly   advertised,   concluded to  try It.      Now read what be says oi  it:    "I   soon   felt    a   remarkable  change and after using two bottles  of   the   twenty-five   cent size, was  permanently   cured."     Sold by F.  J. MacKenzie.  Court Ossbo, No. 3443, msets  iii I 0 0 V Hall, 3rd Ti.e-dav in  each   mouth      Visitiiv;   brethren  always  welcome.  C.   R, J   B  CHURCH    NOTICES  ALL SAINTS  TR'fNANT.  Morning prayer  11 am, evening,  7:30 pin.  Rev. Laurence Amor, rector.  CATHOLIC  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  11,  The Times reporter at the Commission enquiry writes as follows:  "While counsel is now employed  and take the most active part in  the proceedings, the visitor of the  sittings cannot fail to notice that  John. Oliver, the member for Delta,  has the m ost perfect grasp of the  whole situation.    Members of the) a. m.and 7:30 p.us.  committee    even    are  wondering'     S»bbath S^°°l  at 2 ?. ra   ever>'  j Sunday.      Prayer   meeting   every  where their fellow member got all j Wednesday evening at 7.30.  the valuable information which he! A N  Miller. Pastor  has at his disposal." st. Andrew's prksbytjcrian    !     Services next Lord's Day at 3 p.m  Sabbath School  at a pi]     Mid-  Thus the  Ozouogram:    "It be-1 week meeting on Thursday evening  gins to  look  suspiciously like  theL*   ''*,_._ ^,      ,a      .  .t  0 l J j Thomas Oswald, minister.  genealogical tree of the famous (or  infamous) Ananias had been transplanted to British Columbia and  sprouted a whole brood of offshoots,  most of whom have apparently  drifted into the Legislature. Compared with the finished product as  we have them today, Ananias was  merely a shallow chubber at the  science of prevarication."  A full line of well assorted stock  of 'Men's and Boy's Clothing, Fur  nishings, etc., have just Wen opened up at the new store corner Col  uuibia 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  Just  Opened  P  During a discussion at the Anglican Clericus on Lord's Day Observance, two clergymen from the  other side created a sensation by  stating how they had arranged a  programme for the summer . for  their    respective      congregations.  They have  arranged   for   Sunday! 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  excursions on the Columbia river  and regular church services on  board the steamer.  We fail to see the justice of the  New' Westminster police authorities  dumping down their scallywags on  the Surrey side of the Fraser. Last  Saturday a man who looked as if  even a course in the chain-gang at  the city's expense would do him  good, was charged with supplying  Hqu6r to an Indian. He was  punished by being escorted ' to the  ferry' aiyj "made to understand  that! it was,healthier fbr him across  the line!" " What'about the residents Of the scattered' fairm houses  in tins municipality. Will it be  healthier for the' lone women and  children; Whose' husbands and  fathers are busy at the plough for  doubtful characters,, city outcasts,  tb be rooming at wilj from farm tp.  farm*  '■•■■■■• »■•■; ">-   '  ■  As sowe ratepayers seem, to be in  doubt wW regard to the. right of  the Re.Ve''tb1 hiVe.'twp- votes, it  should "be1 noted tha*' tho New  Westminster Municipal Act reads  that the Mayor "shall have a second or .asti»gr Tote." It is true  this does nbt apply to parliamentary  practice. Clause 40 of our constitution reads "All Questions shall be  i_:.:   .;.      ..   _       -   •■■■  At recent meetings of the Municipal Councils of Surrey and Richmond resolutions have been passed  endorsing the Delta Council in protesting against the Government  assuming all liabilities incurred in  the construction and maintenance  ofthe Ma.tsqui, Chilliwack, Coquitlam and Pitt Meadows dyking  schemes.  most comfortable brace .made.  Drop in  anyway, and see what  we have.  WM. CUMMING,  New Westminster, B. C,  The following appears appropriately in a recent issue of the morning daily at the capital, probably  in view of an early dissolution of  Parliament: "Good pay for photos  of well dressed men and women for  Pat, Medicine Ads."  It is reported that 29 acres of  False,.Creek have been granted to  Kelly & Burnett for 99 years. The  Vancouver Council have entered a  protest and. applied for' all river  frontages to their streets on behalf  ofthe City.  HENRYS NURSERIES  3001) WESTMINSTKK ROAD.  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,   Roses, Bulbs  and Rhododendrons.  .  .  HOME GROWN AND IMPORTED .  .  GARDEN FIELD AND .LOWER SKKIJJ5.  Bee Hives and  Supplies.   ... Wholesale  and Retail.  Call and examine our stock and make your selection for Spring planting, catalog l'RKK  lurr; R S,   B S   McDonald  Eggs f 0\ ■ Si a ich i n g  For the  balance   of   the   season  will   sell   White  Rocks  at $1 per  setttng.    Secure them at oice.  Thos. K. Ladnkr  Photography  After May 10th, the undersigned  will be prepared to take all kinds  of photos, views, etc.      Your order solicited.      G. H. Byrom,  Ladner.  W  N  DRAPER,  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Room 2, SUiir- Block, New Weatuii        r, B.C  Goat  STAINTCKS  Heaters, Farm Implemerits,"Picture, Framing  and General Repairing.    Co_l OU and  Gasoline,  J. F. STAINTON,   -   -   -   -   Ladner, B. C.  TAILORING  C the: AltcreJ, C!ean_d and Riv-_,ir*d.  Parcels lea at W. I,. McBride's store and A. Walker's and W. R. MrCiellan's barber shop will be  called fur ou Monday and returned on rday.  O; W. WALKER."  Windsor Hotel  Corner Columbia & Begbie, Sts.  NHW -\y_iSTMIN6TBl.  Sample rooms tor commercial travelora. Cen  trally situated in business portion oT ■ lie city  Accommodation and dining room first class. Convenient to tramway terminus and C?K depot  and steamboats. Kates $i, $1.35 and $1.50.  A. VACHON",       ....       I'ropretor  The  Delta  News  THE PEOPLES' POPULAR PAPER  ?  «►  < ►  Hotel Colonial  J. K. INSLEY, J?rop.  Rate,, $1.50 and %t-00 per day.  Special   attention given   to Commercial  Trareller,.  Cor. McKenaie and CUirksou 9ts.  New \Vctmina_r, Jt C.  HOLBROOK HOUSE  NKW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  JAMES W. WELSH, Proprietor.  Strictly first class.   Near Steamboat Tendings  and Railway Station.     Farmers will  fine this a  convenient house to -top at when in the t ty.  Clarington Hotel  South Westminster,  Strictly first class accommodation.    Good stab?  lint.   Careful attention given to horses.  J WISE, Pj\>.  Hotel Lei  R. Dowfwell, Prop.  11(1  VaucouTer, 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. Granville und HustittgsSts.   - Tel, 14.  <►  To increase your- Business in-,,  sert an ad. in The Delta,  News, it reaches every household in Delta Municipality.  It contains all the Local happenings of the village and  district and no businees firm  should neglect to have an ad.  in it-  9  I  W_  4 _  ' '   _  ' _  ••••••••••••••_••••••   ••••••••••••••••••••• >,  '1  Surrey Hotel,  Mrs.  SOUTH WESTMINSTER, B. C.  K. Georgk,  Propriktrkss.  Newly furnished throughout.   First cly s accom  inodation.   Choice liquors and cirert.  Good stabling iu attendance.  McRAE & Co  Job Printing  pf all kinds don* neatly and  at reasonable prices..   If you  want anything ia tha printing  line you earn gat it at The  Delta   Ntwa   oftca.     Leave  your order and it will be at-.  tended to.  1  A  Butter Makers  m. j.  Vancouver  HENl^Y,  B« c  A cable annomnces that the Irish  Land Bill has passed its secoi d  reading in the Commons.  P. Clark  &€&eral Blacksmith  Ladner, B. C.  First class  work.  Horseshoing  a specialty.  H ♦ ■!■ ♦ ■!■ .♦ ■!■ ♦ >V + ■!■ I ■!■ ♦ ■!« H« ♦ ■!■ f4  Advertise in The NEWS  it.Li  1  NEW WESTHINSTER, B. C.  A lull .line of English and Irish  Tweeds and Fancy Troasei ngs always kept in stock.  1  ru  lllb  All kinds of nice pretty things. I  Special inducements to Sunday'  Schools and other committees and  large buyers generally.  Don't forget the p'ace.  Mackay <&Southon  t>l_-b-a_«(,       JW(.    WK6TM"<-lJpt,!!x,C  Secure your parchment at Th«;  Delta New* offiea., This stock  of paper ia tha baat in the.  provinca. Ton ean gat It;  either priataa or plain. When,  yon need butter, paper call ox?  send to this office.  :  J  •?  Zbt Delta Dws, Ladner  Uh»*-»-'>1 0 ■ 0»♦»♦ ■ ♦»'»' 4 ■ ft     *-H  I THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY MAY r6, 1903.  % TroT«W_raijr If ace.  Tlie population of St. Kilda, the most  westerly of the Inhabited .Scottish is.es,  is a unique one in nuii:y respects. Tho  people are the most lonely in tlie United Kingdom, there being very little  communication with the mainland and  sometimes not for months at a stretch.  Socially the islanders are practically a  commune. If the head of a household  Is injured or loses his life among the  rocks, his widow and family share in  the proceeds of their labor as if he  ' were there to take part in it. If family  Illness prevents any one joining in the  day's work, he is asked to stay at  home, and his interests will not be lost  sight of. All questions, complaints,  etc., are determined by their mode, or  local parliament, whose judgment is  final. Early morning conferences usually determine the day's tasks.  St, Kildians are a most Industrious  and active ns weli as a religious people, and on the island at »ny rate the  vexed problem of church attendance  has been solved. Every man, woman  and child capable of leaving the household goes regularly to church, and  only some serious disability will keep  any person at home.—Scottish American.  Influence  ol  Children.  Childhood in its weakness is often a  strength that resists tbe strain of all  the passions, and that holds even when  deep hatred exerts its power to drive  asunder.  "It it were not for the child, I would  not live with you another day," I  heard an angry husband say to his  wife, when righteous indignation drove  him nearly to distraction.  That was quite a number of years  ago, and now they have two more children to strengthen .the bond between  them. This litl** episode of domestic  infelicity was recalled by some statistics that recently emanated from Ber-  Jln and which speak volumes.  These statistics have been carefully  gathered from the divorce courts, and  show that out .of 1,000 divorces ij40  were granted where there were no children, 214 where there was one child,  139 where there were two children, 60  where there were three children, 25  where there were four children, 12  •where there were five children and 10  where there were six children.  He  Wasn't   Too   Dent.  Deafness is largely a mutter of habit,  says a writer in the N'ow York Press. I  know men who cannot hear you two  fpet away, though you bawl at them,  yet at the distance of a block they w_J  grasp your faintest whisper. Sojue are  deaf for convenience, some for fraud,  some for hypocrisy. Beware of the deaf  man. One of the noted deaf men was  old Matt Griffin, long ago an assemblyman from Griffin's Corners, Delaware  comity, N. Y. By courtesy deaf .members receive front seats in the assembly, while others usually draw lots.  When old Matt was excused jfronj  drawing a fellow member hotly protested. "But the old man is as deaf as  a post," said the house leader. "Deaf!"  exclaimed the protestaut. "Matt Griffin deuf! Why, bless your honest soul,  he could hear a ten cent shinplaster  rattle ln a bag of feathers!"  Tlie First Iron Ship.  The first iron ship has more reputed  birthplaces than Homer, according to  Chambers' journal. Both the Clyde  and the Mersey claim pre-eminence ln  this respect. Sir E. J. Roblson of Edinburgh designed an iron vessel in 1810,  which was not launched till three years  later, and it is said that an iron boat  was worked on the Severn even as far  back as 1787. Steel was not used in the  construction of merchant ships' hulls  nntil 1859. Did salts were not alone in  their belief that wood was meant by  Providence to float, but Iron to go to  tho bottom. A naval constructor of  Rome repute once said: "Don't talk to  roe of iron ships. They Me contrary to  pature." Now none but stnajl craft are  built of wood in England.  The Poor Doff.  A Parisian clothes dealer kicked a  dog out of bis shop. The dog shot out  with some rapidity and knocked over  a woman with a jug of milk. The  woman broke the jug and upset an  elderly gentleman, and tbe jug cut  both of them. At that moment a cyclist arrived and was thrown off his  machine by the prostrate figures, and  simultaneously a cart came up and  smashed the bicycle. Tbe magistrate  blandly advised the entire squad to  proceed against the dog, and they are  now looking for it—London Globe.  JINGLES~"XND JESTS,  I.-*j- Man's Han_erln_.  I'd like to have a nice, soft job.  Where I could simply bo  A sort of weekly visitor.  To draw my salary,  And then, as that uot burdensoms  And seemed Inclined to bore ma,  I'd like to have some fellow paid  To go and draw it for mo!  The   Important   Question.  "How do you like your new servant?"  "Tbat isn't the question at all," answered young Mrs. Torkins. "We are  trying to find out how she likes us."-  A   Doraentlo   Llmerlclc.  A strenuous matron named Maud  Decided her man was a fraud,  So she put the poor lad  Very much to the bad  When she lit on his features and claud.  Nearly the Limit.  "Yes, I know him slightly. He always impresses me as being rather a  hard man."  "Hard? Say, that man can dull a  knife by just carrying it in his pocket"  May She Fare Well.  To a fair lady bound for the fair  The conductor said, "Lady, your farsl"  She paid him, and so  On his way did he go  With the fare from the fair to th» fair.  All He Required.  "But I don't want to play in repertory," said the rising actress.  "Oh, I don't care about that," the  manager answered, "if you're willing  to play  in  tights."  A Speculative  Cuss.  He was somewhat in doubt  As he came to expire;  "The future looks bright,  But It may be the fire."  Something; Wrong.  Physician-Madam. 1 find your husband has pneumonia in its worst form.  Mrs. Newrich — I can't understand  that. We are certainly rich enough to  afford the very best there is.  An Exception to the Rule.  There was an old maiden of Lynn  Who thought that to smile was a synn.  But when a man said,  "Dear girl, will you wald?"  She gave him an eloquent grynn.  About the  SI*e ot It.  Little Willie—Say, p^i, what's a warship?  Pa—A warship, my son, is a mechanical device used in manufacturing history.  Rarity.  Some people never make mistakes  Nor get involved In strife;  They may be very happy, but  They lead a lonely life.  A Hatter of Whole Friend.  Blohart—Yes, I once thought of going  on the stage, but friends dissuaded me.  Knocker—Friends of the stage, I presume.  General Opinion.  Lives of great men all remind Ul  That it Isn't only pluck;  We would do as well or better  If we only had their luck.  —New York Time?.  Literally Exact.  The Politician—Now, don't quote me  as saying anything.  The Reporter—Oh, no! I'll simply publish what you said.—Life.  A Georgia Maxim.  Don't be discouraged; keep a-tryin',  An' you will get your wish;  Sometimes the very shortest line  Pulls up the biggest fish.  Hia Wife's Bread.  Brown-I believe that half a loaf Is  better than no bread.  Towne— H'in. Guess you never tasted  my wife's bread.  Behind.  He married a leading lady,  And she's leading still, 'tis said,  For she spends his money so freely  That he never can get ahead.  —Philadelphia Bulletin.  Sound,   Not   Substance.  Dubbs—Well, wus your salary raised  as you expected?  Tubbs—No, but ft was razed 10 per  cent—New York Herald.  Plenty on Hand.  "You would get along a great deal  better if you didn't get so excited," said  the calm man to his irascible friend.  "Can't you learn to keep your temper?"  "Keep my temper! Well, 1 like that!"  retorted the other. ''I'd have you understand that I keep more temper in  one day than you have iu your possession during a whole year!"  Shoots and Sproat*.  To "teach the young idea to shoot,"  No wise instructor doubts,  The proper way Is Just to put  It through a course of sprouts  Her Object.  "But why is she so anxious to bo  prominent in society?"  "Because she wants to go on the  stage."  It Wasn't All In  Him.  "Johnny," said his mother severely,  "some one has taken a big piece of gingerbread o,vt of the pantry."  Johnuy blushed guiltily.  "Oh, Johnny!" she exclaimed, «<I  didn't think it was in you."  "It ain't 'all," replied Johnny; "part  ot It's ln Elsie."  A Lenten Sermon.  A poor umbrella solely,  I'm not for preaching meant,  Tet I have gotten holey  By always keeping Lent,  •iPwo  Problem*.  "Dorothy always begins a novel In  tbe middle."  "What's that for??  "Why, then she has two, problems to  be excited over, bow the story will end  and bow it began."  Far Better.  Cholly (sighing)—I cannot exist without her.  Alfred—Well, what's the matter with  living?—Puck.  Predestined.  If I were but a child again  And had my life to go again,  I reckon I'd go wild again  And hoe the same old row again.  Bony Biuler.  "Blffler Is forever quoting poetry."  "Whoso?"  J'UU own."—j_e_w. lark: Journal,   .t  ner  uivu inca.  "Your.daughter," Bald Mrs. Oldcastle  after being .conducted through the new-  ly iinisbed wing of the magnificent pnl-  ace occupied by the Blllliugtous, "has  such a splendid vocabulary!"  "Do you think so?" her hostess replied. "Josiah wanted to get her one  of them escritoires, but I made up my  mind right at the start that a vocabulary would look better ln a room furnished like hers is even if it didn't cost  quite as much."  Knrn  What He Meant.  "That grocer of ours speaks the mof-l  fragmentary English of any one 1 ever  heard." said Mr. Precise.  "You mean 'broken English,' mj  dear," corrected Mrs. Precise. "You  know he is a German."  "1 mean fragmentary," repeated Mr  Precise.  "The man stutters."—Judge.  If you want a boy baby, don't let tho  slork know it, or it will bring a girl.  You wil' find, by the way, that some  influence similar to the stork's has followed you in all your desires.—Atchison Globe.  £_^____  Eastern Catalogue Prices „ii  Fencing.  9 Bur, 49 inch high, ;o ceuts per rod.  8   "   -15   "       ':       «        5tlier Styles and heights at like prices.  J Q WADE, Ladner.  To Intelligent Business  Meh and Farmers:  A Farmer Cured of Rheumatism.  "A man living on a farm near  here ei.me in a short time ago completely doubled up with rheumatism. I handed him a bottle of  Chamberlain's Pain Balm and told  him to use it freely and if not satisfied after using it he need not pay a  cent for it," says C. P. Raydex, of  Pattens Mills, N.Y. "A few days  later he walked into the store as  straight as a string aad handed me  a dollar saying, 'give me another  bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Balm.  I want it in the house all the time  for it cured me.' " For sale by F.  J. MacKenzie.  FRANK J. ROWLAND,  Conveyancer, Notary  Public, General Insurance, Real Estate,  Insure your' Stocks, Houses and  Barns in the Anglo-Amkkican and  Equity Fief Insurance Companies. We are. not in the Insurance  Trust, and can positively save you  money.    Call or write fot rates.  A W McLeod,  DISTRICT AGENT.  Office: Burr Block, Columbia street,  'Phone 62.       New Westminster  Fit-Reform garments are growing in favor all the  time. We know this by the tremendous run we are _j_y*  ing for Spring Suits.  We are not astonished, knowing that Fit-JttiWm  Wardrobe is the only place where you can get an up-ta-  date garment at a third to half what your tailor charge  and your money back if dissatisfied.  PLAIN TALK.  We are able to back up every  assertion we make. We stand  ready to furnish you the best of  everything in the LI ERY line,  Just as we sav we will.  We also have better facilities  hauling and handling freight  than any others in this vicinity.  When in need of a first-class livery rig call on us.  . Fashion  StaMes . .  Wm. Alexander,  Proprietor.  ' Phone, 20 Ladner, B. C.  Tit*J$eform Wardrobe  333 Hastings Street, VANCOUVER, B.C.  Mail orders promptly attended to.   Self-measurement blanks  and samples on application.  » v * t * ♦ * ♦ •!• ♦ ■!■ ♦ ■!• ♦ ■!■ ♦ * » H-t -V-9+4  Steveston,  B, C.  MUSIC  Mrs. Plewes, Music Teacher. Terms on application.  Dance music supplied.  Ladner, B, C.  Bargains  In  Bicycles.  1903 Brantford, highest grade $45.  "    Massey  Harris    45  "    Cleveland    45  "    Perfect ,    45  "   Crescent ,    30  Extra for cushion frame $5; extra for coaster brake $5.  Prices quoted are for high grade  wheels, not old models and job lots.  Will quote  price on any wheel  made.  h. Mccormick,  Steveston, B. C.  NOTICE.  In the matter of the Act Respecting certain Woiks in or over Navigable Waters being Chapter 92  R.S.C. 1886.  (VOTICE is kereby given that one month after  date " The Corporatiou of the Townsslp or  District of Surrey " will apply to the Governor in  Council, under the provisions of the above-mentioned Act, for approval of plans for the construction of a bridge over the Serpentle River  on the Elgin Road crossing, 1.01.150, ( roup t,  New Westminster District.  Also that the said corporation has deposit.d  plans of the works proposed to he constructed  aud a description of the site thereof, is require*  by the said Act, with the Minister of Public  Works at Ottawa, Ontario, and with the Registrar of Land Titles at New Westminster, B. C.  Dated at New Westminster, B. C,, this 30th  day of April, iooj.  U. M. CARNCROSS, C M. C  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  Not Intended for  you  This advertisement is not meant lor you if  you are an artist or one accustomed to combine  colors artistically, because yon will know what to  do without advice or instructions, but for the ordinary run of mortals our aid in selecting Wall  Paper, Border* and other interior decorations  may not be amiss. Rest assured that our aim is  to thoroughly satisfy everybody, because that's  our business. See what we cau do in the way of  decorating ycur home, New Matting, Carpet,  Linolum and oil Cloth just arrived. Call when  in the city and judge for yourself or write fov  prices.  W. E. FALES,  House. Furnisher and Undertaker  NEW WBSTMINSTER  Delta Transfer Stable  LADNER, B. C.  SINGLE AND DOUBLE RIGS AND SADDW* HQMJtt  ON SHORT NOTICK  Team Work Dona at Speoktlly Low  JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor.  + Telephone "Ladner" No. 10.  If you want first class work  SEND YOUR LAUNDRY TO THB  New Method Steam Laundry  NEW  WESTMINSTER,  L. Gilford, Agent, - - I__%r_r  Leave Laundry on Monday and  it will be returned •> Saturday,.  Gents clothes cleaned and pressed.     Blankets aad Curtains- %t\  C. P. % Co.  TIMS TABLE  NEW  WESTMINSTER-STEVESTON  ROUTE.  Steamer Transfer, leaves New Westminster at 2 p.in . daily., except  Sunday. Lsaves Steveston Monday, 7 a.m., Friday 6 a.m. Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6 p.m., calling at Fraser Kiver landingB detween New Westminster and Steveston.  VICTORIA  NEW  WESTMINSTER  ROUTE.  S.S. Princess Louise leaves Victoria  Tuesdays _nd Fridays at 7 a.m.  Leaves New Westminster Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.,  calling   at  Mayne,   Steveston   and  Guichon.  NEW  WBSTMINSTHR-CHILLIWACK  ROUTE.  (Westminster Branch)  Time Table  Cars leave Westminster for Vancouver at 6 a.m.  and hourly thereafter until 9 p. m.; Saturdays  and Sundays nt 10 p.m.  Cars leave Vancouver for Westminsters ot 7  a. in. and hourly thereafter until 10 p. m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 11 p.m.  FREIGHT CARS.  We run 6rst-clnss freight cars between Westminster and Vnncouver and all shipments ore  handled with the utmost earc and delivered to  consignee without delay. Special atteutll 11 paid  to fruit shipments. Our wagons meet all boats  aud trains. For rates, etc. apply to  D   A. SH1LKS, F. R. ai.OVKK;  Traffic Mgr.   " Local .Mgr.  Westminster, B, C.  S.S. -savor leaves New Westminster  Mondays, Wedmeadays and Fridays at 8 a.m.. Leaves Chilliwaok  Tueadays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m., calling at (''raser  River landings botwecn New  Westminster and  Obilliwack.  VICTORIA-VANCOUVER ROUTK.  S.S. Charmer leaves Victoria daily ri  1  a.m.    S.S.  Charmer leaves  Vancouver daily at 1:15 p.m.  All   stcamerB   from   Vnncouver   sail  from C.P.ll. wharf.    Tho Company reserves   the   right    of   changing   time  table at  any   time    without   notification.  For frill particulars -as to time,  rates, etc., a|>ply to nearest agent, or  to  JAMES SCLATER,  Vancouver   Depot   and   423   Hastings  stmt, or to  J. W. TROUP, I. J. COYll,  Manager, Ass_ G«n. Pass Agi  Victoria. Yane-wrsr.  H. A. flMKK, AG.., WWtTinXS.BK.  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. new west instek, i. c,  P. O. BOX 6ft.  The Hit of  the Season  Our Millinery Opening-, the most successful event ever held la t__h  city. Our aim is to make this store your shopping place, and we intaal  keeping all that's new and up-todate at prices which defy competition.  Try us for a Carpet  We certainly can suit you if quality, design tnd price will da it.  Our importation this season is'very large and we know the goods was*  bought right. Our range of new colors takes in a magnificent variety*  Fawns, Reds, Greens, etc., in Floral and Oriental designs with Borden  and Stair Carpets to match, in Wiltons, axminsters, Brussels, Tapestry  aud Ingrain; iu fact we doubt if a finer assortment can be found ea thli  coast.    We are selling Carpets.  Our Show of Dress Goods  Each day our range is growing. We can now show yo_ • lovaly  range of Voiles, Camas Cloth, Nappa, Minstrel Cloths, fergas, Nats  Veiling, etc., in all the very newest colorings, at money-saving pricta,  Orders by Mail carefully and promptly attended to.  The Money Saving Spot  IS AT  ChG5._15tcver\son&a)  Corner Hastings and Richards Street*  VANCOUVER,  z*  L__   ___  w_j._.m ... .ry_.i ,W  ___ J<  I  THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY MAY i6, i9_3.  LOCAL NEWS.  Dr. R. F. Greer of Steveston has  been appointed coroner for that district.  Mrs. W. R. Cloes of Cloverdale  was a passenger by the new service  the other day for Victoria.  See ad. of  chemical  fertilizers in  this issue.  Mrs. W. Woodward  friends nt ILadner.  '/*y  F*  <_&     o-Wk  (5«®e©33e.«_3_og)<>_._o;!)i'o©o_c©sJ_.Oc.©o®o©c_c.O<»_  _0  fcSjSp?  __&el_fe  ,«K_i>*   V^__r*j-'  ^K_S_'  ©s  H  this  McCormick  has  Issue abovt bicvt't  an   aa,   in  ..    Read it  Mrs. Marrion and Mrs. Vantyle,  Point Roberts, Wash., are visiting  with Mrs. Thos. Woolery.  A neatly constructed fence with  wire netting has been erected by  Dr. Woodley at his residence on  Delta street.  A sheriff's notice of sale for distress of a lawyer's furniture and  books appear in a Victoria paper.  This is indeed the biter bit.  B. Germain McBride is now engaged as accountant and clerk at  W. L. McBride's mercantile establishment at Port Guichon.  Rev. J. A. G. Calder, formerly  of the Kootenay Presbyterian district, but now stationed at Fort  Langley, was a visitor to Ladner  this week.  Arrangements are being made to  establish a creamery at Nanaimo.  An association has been formed and  a committee appointed to canvass  for shares.  Frank J. Rowland's business  card appears in another column.  His services are available at Steveston in insurance matters as well as  in legal affairs.  A reward is offered  for  silver bat pin lost at Bound  yesterday.    See ad.  and  Call at tl:e Leading Bcot and £hce House and you will  satisfaction Loth in quality and price. Latest styles  :o-date foot wear unexcelled in the province.  Besides the many events in athletic sports at  the May Day picnic yesterday, an interesting  gameofliasehr.il tool, place between the Married  Men Vs. Single, lesulting i" it'ue hitter winning  by one run—we understand the winning score  was a fluke.  We fit and sell spectacles from  fifty cents to eight dollars. No fit,  no pay. Try our colored glasses  for tlie wind and sun—F. J. MacKenzie. A fresh stock of fancy  stationery at the Drug Store.  L. Gifford is the local agent tor  the New Method Steam Laundry of  New Westminster. If you want  first class work apply to him.  Your linen can be sent on Monday  and returned on Saturday. Clothes  cleaned and pressed. Blankets and  curtains a specialty.  We are told that on no part on  the continent is there better beer  produced than at present in New  Westminster. Mr. Nels Nelson of  the Westminster Brewery, has lately  put on the market a bottle beer  similar in color and taste to that  produced on the American side.  All who have tasted same pronounce it to be a high class article.  7- '1 )'  VV.  i,—t a   ___•  SI NO*  '_.•' __< i  4ir, Lgoiis snoe store o! Neiwesittf  A new line oi' fancy stationery  now-in stock. Drop in and see  what we have to offer you.    F. J.  MaeKe::;:ie.  ii. n. hick;  LADNER, B. C.  Notary Public, Auctioneer,  Estate and Insurance Agent.  $f&t,(?Q8 to   advance on  Mortgages.  Purchasing Ai^ent  Brackman-Ker Milling Co. Ltd.  mm i wm  Contractors  and Builders  LADNER. B. C.  PAINTING, VARNISHING,  PAPER HANGING,  AND   CALCIMINING.  The undersigned is prepared to  do all kinds of the above work  in a first-clas': manner. Manufacturer of all kalsomine used.  C. Beadleston,  -  Ladner, B.C.  Joseph Houle, who is one of the  promising pupils at the Nazareth  Seminary in New Westminster, paid  a Saturday to Monday home visit  last week. He came over the new  railway.  The Fisheries Inspector's office  has received instructions not to require boat pullers' licenses hereafter. This is in accordance with  the recommendation of the fisheries  Commission.  Capt. Hickey is now in command  of the steamer Yosemite, which  called here on Tuesday for the first  time this season. She takes the  place of the Princess Louise, which  is to undergo her annual ovethaul-  ing.  Professor Odium, of Vancouver,  is visiting the Delta district and  was in Ladner yesterday. He is  writing up the province for the  readers of the World and there is  no doubt that this important section of the country will receive full  justice with his powerful pen.  The hearts of the school children  in Victoria and Vancouver have  been made glad by the distribution  of flower seeds, the local tourist associations were the promoters.  They are eagerly claiming then-  shares for the purpose of beautifying Ihe gardens of their homes.  The Brackman-Ker Milling Co.  alone have donated 1,000 packets.  W. E. Fales, the house furnisher  of New Westminster, has inaugurated an original $5   sale   for   one  week.   Not only one article   that  can be sold for $5 but combinations  of  articles sach   as parlor   centre  table, lace curtains, curtain  chains  and curtain poles with   full  trim  mings, wash stand,  towel hanger  towel rings, large mirror and many  other novel combinations.    The en  tire window space is   devoted   to  show the articles and the   sale   is  sure to be kept up with interest the  «ntire week.  PURSE SEINING  An Ottawa despatch _ays: lion. Mr. Prcfon*  -aLie gives notice of a bill to amend tiie Fisheries'Act, It will authorize purse seining forsal-  in ii in British Columbia water j, aud enabU' the  government, by proclamation to permit the use  of traps.  Just What You Need.  Chamberlain'sStomach and Liver  Tablets are just what you need  when constipated; when you have  no appetite, feel dull after eating  and wake up with a bad taste in  your mouth, They will improve  your appetite, cleanse and invigorate your stomach and give you a  relish for your food. For sale by  F. J. MacKenzie.  I Horse Goods! ^  •k Our Harness and Uorse Furnishing!  4 have long proved reliable, and they an  W. built not only for style but wear.  ^t REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.  HUGH Mcdowell,  Found — A lady's belt.  Owner can Lave same by  calling at this office.  Lost—A lemon pie and  plate, at the picnic yesterday.  Finder (if still alive) can keep  the pie but would oblige by  returning tbe plate.  FOR SALE.— One three-horse  tread power thrashing machine.  Apply at The Delta News office.  FOR SALE.—A purebred Durham  Bull for sale, cheap. Also a limited quantity of fresh Timothy seed  or any thing you want in the line  of stock of any kind, see McKee  Bros., Ladner.  LADNER, B. C. ^  Mrs. Plewes, Music Teacher. Terms ou application.  Dance music supplied.  Ladner, B. C.  y-v -  Celebrate  Choice Groceries  t:|!  •  liente  e  PICKLES  AND  CATSUP  Naval Oranges  and  Bananas.  —AT  THE—  CITY BAKERY  JROBERT MAY;  \    Ladner,     -     B. C.  Groceries  fiJlC '  I sioves. ■lire, i  1TINSMITHINQ  and REPAIRING!  *  j Heaters lined and stoves set up.  r Agent foi  J The   Gurney  Foundry   Coy's  <!    Oxford Stoves and Ranges.     ^  The best on the market.        j  _-■»________________<».__-».  .•■♦*..«..**.o..;..e..j*.»..j..t..;..«..;..«..j..»..*..»..**.»..*.  I MINERAL 1 il WATERS I  f ==^f  f   J. HENLEY  t  -: B. c.  HENRY'S NURSERIES  3009 WESTMINSTER ROAD.  Fruit and Ornamental  Trees,   Roses, Bulbs  and Rhododendrons.  . . HOMK GROWN AND IMPORTED . .  GARDEN FIELD AND 1-LOWHR SEEDS.  Bee Hives and  Supplies. .  •  •  Wholesale  aml Retail.  Call and examine our stock  ectiou for Spring planting  Hid make your sel-  CATAI.OG FREE.  M.  J  Vancouver  .   HENRY,  B.  c  Wanted—An experienced school-  waster would give spare time in  return for partial board and residence. Locality within 4 miles of  Ladner. Address "Tutor," care  Delta News.  LOST  FRANK J. ROWLAND,  Conveyancer, Notary  Public, General Insurance, Real Estate.  Steveston, ::: B. C.  -__-_-_•*.__ _■%. -■____>V%.-__ _-»  The Delta News  One Dollar a Year.  ••o*_cc«_«oco«_«e*-*oo  NEW WBSTMINSTER,  Manufacturers of all kinds of  i  Soda Water, Ginger ♦  Ale and Summer    A  Drinks. i  y t  j       Your patronage solicited      J.  •••♦£♦••**■••••♦£♦•_ .j..t.....*».;..«>*j..«..2..«..;..»..*..»..j.  Service between  Seattle and  the East  FINEST  AND   FASTEST  TRAINS  Tickets at lowest rates to  European, Eastern and Kootenay points,  Leave Westminster 10 a.m.  Arrive       " 3:30 p.m.  D. P. SANDERSON, Agent.  NEW WKSTMiNS.EX,  B. C  Yesterday at Boundary Bay  a Silver Kat Pin. Finder rewarded on return to The  Delta News Office.  USE  (1  )  "They Enrhh the Earth."  VICTORIA CHEMICAL CO.  w.j  5  BRANDRITH, AGENT,  I.ADNICE  li. C.  FCRT   GUaCItON  THE  ONLY  eft**<J_ MA7  AND  LOOK   AT  OUR  K'iCCK  OV  11  X  ©  ft  ■  i  ©•©•©•(jjo© •©«!_•_ e@e)_-^ j   •©•©*©e©*e«©o©«©*©«(  _!*  4 vj.  * »1  e  «  A NEW LINE OF  LADIES BLOUSES LADIES SAILORS  LADIES SKIRTS LADIES WHITE UNDERWEAR  AND STAPLE DRYGOODS  FRESH :-: GROCERIES :-; EVERY :-: WEEK  -AT —  *  I  A  4-  A  4-  -f+-f^-f^-H«-f-l--f«i>4-K'!-f^4-l-«-{+*'!-»^4^+^-fv-f'l-+-!-»-  fi   __  il.  t_Tv$  //  _lyl  •■I  «fil  •i {Jl  i  •if  «  •" A.  ♦ 'J  "\_  m  \'i\  _J  o  —     on  r-  ^** \i' .."I Hi ■'■•'l.: »■   ■- '•\'-'*.-'.S  W  of These Goody  Jessti to Hand. IB  The world's latest  styles, al.s  a beautiful line of  Patent Leather Oxfords  and Lace Boots  Our  Spring  Goods hot)  and Gentlemen now in.  L  %  wm. jomsrsTOisr  In Beautiful Tints for  Wall Finishing,  Decorating and Mending  R. r. ANDERSON & CO  Corner Front and 6th Streets,  NEW WESTMINSTER. B C.(  Just arrived  A SPLENDID LINE OF  Men's Gloihing  Latest and Up-to-date Styles.  Prices:      $10;   $12.50;   $15   and   $18.  These Goods are positively first class.  J. MacKENZIE,       - LADNER,  1  Just arrived a complete stock  Yegetable, Flower, Field and Gardetij  Seed.   Seed Grain of all kinds.  Grass and Clover Seed <*fl  Brackman=Ker Milling Co.  New Westminster, B. C. i  INSURE YOUR PROPERTY   with ——  New Westminster, B. G.  ______  ..in'.VJ—*  The{Leadsng Insurance Agency  wy to Loan   ~  t  Men's Summer  Flannel Suits  $6, $8, $io, and $12  I Coats made double and single breast styles.     Some of  the suits also made with vests to match.  J. E. PHILLIPS  709-711 Columbia Street    ;-;     New Westminster,  1  T  f  I  T  A+,A,**ii>.^n>tyfA* ■{"«■■;' _4>*©_i© > ■■'♦'»■{■ «'©> ■ 4»* . ' <»■ ^i » ■{»-<{«_ H»mA  _ _  <r

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