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Array ...   ' '■"'•   ■•   '■-Ir.:-' .>■'*•«*  an  _      I  V_1,N». 45.  ladn:  MB I  B. C, SATURDAY,   DECEMBER 27, 1902.   u_^r_____»  SLOO a ye_r  A   Four-Cornered   Fight  Anticipated in the  By-Election.  Tuesday night, says the Vancouver Province, was a busy one in  the local political arena, and if all  the plans formed mature, it looks  as if there would be a four-cornered  contest"in.the by-election for Burrard district.  One of the] new candidates will  be a Conservative, 'if the preliminary "arrangement of *a meeting of  members'of that1 party is carried  out; whuV"another "candidate will  be out'to represent assertion of the  Liberals, who declare^ themselves  dissatisfied "with the method "and  choice of the convention, which  was practically unanimous in its  selection of Robert G. MaePhersoii.  Ex-Governor ^Mclnnes m«Kes the  fourth in the quartette—the fourth  although] he was the first to announce himself ingthe field.  All this news developed in the  holding of two meetings last evening, one of the • Conservatives, and  the other of tbe unattached opposition to the choice of the convention.  Representatives of the latter declared to-day that they intend put-  tingja candidate 'in the field—not  because they seriously believe that  their candidate will have any chance  of election, but for the purpose of  dividing the government vote and  registering a complaint against the  convention.  This feature of opposition is one  about which the Conservatives took  pains this morning to make themselves clear.  "We are looking now for a good  man to take the field," said a prominent Conservative, "and if we  cannot get a strong roan—one  whom we think will have a chance  of winning—we will not have any  candidate at all. We are not going to put a candidate ia the field  just for the sake of showing au opposition to Mr. Macpherson. It  will be a good man or nobody.  comparatively easy to build, and  once started, construction will probably materialize in a short time.  The survey has been considerably  impeded by unfavorable weather,  but every oppoitnnity which the  season allows, is being taken to  push the work along. The distance from Liverpool to Ladner is  about 17 miles, the first mentioned  point being the present terminus of  the Great Northern Railway.  NORTH   VICTORIA.  The Colonist states that it is rumored, on behalf apparently of a  bitterly disappointed provincial government, that the return of Mr.  Paterson for North Victoria will be  protested. The result came, it is  added by the Colonist; as "a surprise  to-Mi. Robertson and his immediate friends." Mr." PatersoS's many  friends throughout the Delta extend  congratulations to him on his vic-  ' torioug campaign.  R . R.   SURVEY  TO LADNER.  Tlie News-Adveatiser says : Survey parties are out to locate the  line of the projected railway between Liverpool and Ladner, U  connect by ferry with tlie Victoria  and Sidnay line, The route, along  the bai-k of tie Fru?er jjver,  is.  BENSON'S DREDGE.  Benson's dredge has been tied up  at the Delta cannery for the past  few days. She started around the  point for East Delta, but owing to  the heavy gales, it necessiated her  seeking shelter, but not before  having to cut loose a couple of the  scowm, one being afterwards recovered. It is expected she will go  around the first of the week to do  work for the municipality.  CHRISTMAS   TREE.  On Monday evening the members'of the Methodist Church Sun;  day 'school will hold their annual  Christmas true aud entertainment  in the town hall. A sk/irt program  will be rendered after which Santa  Clans will proceed to distribute-the  presents to the children ofthe Sunday "school. An invitation is" extended to all.    Admission free.  FUNERAL OF MRS. CLARK.  The funeral of Mrs. Peter Clark  took 'place from Ihe family residence last Sunday morning to the  Boundary Bay cemetery. A large  uumber of friend* of tha family attended the last sad rites. Rev.  Thomas Oswald conducted service.  NO LAND GRANT.  Hon. Clifford Sifton in an interview at Toronto, Tuesday, said that  whatever assistance may be given  the Grand Trunk Pacific railway,  it will not take the form of a land  grant.  MEETING OF  PARLIAMENT.  Consequent upon Sir Wilfrid Laur-  ier's detention in the south, parliament will not now likely meet until the last Thursday in February.  HOGS AND MEN.  Deacon  Hardy  used to argue that  a pig it kind at heart,  Aud would show it if it only might  know how to play the part.  And lie said,    "I've   got  a notiou  that by teachin' 'ern a while  They'll give up their greedy crowd-  in' and behave in better style."  So he used to stand aad lecture ere  he let them have their feed,  Pointing out how much more lovely  peace and eoncord are than greed.  He would try to shame the big ones  and he sought to rouse their pride;  He implored them to cease gorging  as they pushed the weak aside.  After long and patient effort Deacos  Hardy dropped his scheme,  And confessed that be had cherished  ,>lbut an idle, futile dream;  "Couldn't teach the critter nothin',"  the gocd deacon sadly said;  "Strong ones rooted out the weak  ones from the trough where they  were fed:  All the talkin',   all the preachin'  didn't seem to help a bit;  They wentcrowdin' in an' chrushin'  an' they cheated an' they fit!  Fut ones wouldn't give up gor_in'  an' then gorgin more agen,  And  I've come to this conclusion :  Hogs are just as bad as men."  —Atlanta Constitution.  Claims to Have Been Always Out of Debt.  Congratulations  The reeve of the municipality of  Cowichan last week while speaking  at a public meeting stated that  Cowichan municipality had the  proud distinction of being the only  one which had been always free of  debt in this province. Well, we  will take his word for it. It is  quite possible the Cowichan man  is not aware that there are other  places or he would not talk like he  has.. Cowichan has an easy thing  compared with the Delta ia building roads, which is one of the largest items. Roads in the Delta will  cost five times as much as in Cowichan. The Delta municipality  does not claim to have b«?en always  out of debt, but for the past few  years has always had a good balance on hand for the next council,  besides spending large sums every  year on road improvements, material, etc., which slone would almost  put Cowichan out of business. The  drainage uid dyking scheme cannot be called a municipal debt.  Besides the Delta we believe there  are several other municipalities  which If not out of debt, are in  good circttmsti-.nces. Did Cowichan ever have any experience  with overdrafts in the first few  year:; of business?  Jos.   A.  Moore  made a visit to  Ladaer yesterday.  Miss Arthur visited with friends  in Westminster this week.  Mr. and. Mrs H. N. Rich visited  Vancouver a few days this week.  The public schools in the Delta  will open on Thursday, January 3.  Mrs D A MoKee returned Wednesday from a visit to the Royal  Cits.  Rumors are in circulation of the  removal of tha poat office to new  quarters.  John Ellis and family have moved to the Anderson farm on tho  Trunk road.  I ipif  Owned by a Local Company.—Outside  Opinion.  LEAVING LADNER.  Mrs. McNeely spent a few days  at Westminster this week with  relatives.  Services will be held in All  Saints Trenant churoh morning  and evening on Sunday.  Rev. I. W. Williamson will hold  his farewell service in the Baptist  church to-morrow eveuing.  John Honeyman and F. T. Gib-  bie of Gulfside were at West_.i_-  ster yesiterdhy on a businers trip.  The billiard table at McClellan'a  barber ehop is proving quite an addition for entertainment during the  long evenings.  On Tuesday next the Trenant  Park Club will entertain k few  friends and re'atives to a masquerade ball ir the town hall.  The residence of W. Livingstone  on Stanley street hae been finisb'ed  and the family moved iota their  riew quarters this week,  Captain Hickey of the Transfer  spent Christmns at Victoria, During his absence Captain Powers  had charge ofthe steamer.  J. B. Elliot, H. J. Kirkland  and  W. J. Leary  have   returned   from  the Skeena  rive:   where tbey went  Kv... W.Williamson, pastor of I tQluok  oyer  the   bui,d|u„  of the  new cannery.  the Baptist cb.ireh in Ladner for  the past year, has accepted a call  to tlie Baptist church in Kamloops  and will leave next week to take  charge of his duties in that city.  Since Mr. an<; Mrs. Williamson  arrived in Ladner they have made  a host of friend who learn with regret their departure. The work cf  the church has improved considerably in the past year and owing to  the efforts of tie pastor, the congregation have 0 new church. In  musical circle' Mr. Williamson took  an active part and was one of the  mainstays of the Ladner Band,  ivhich institution will miss his valued services. It is not definitely  decided as yet as to who will be the  new pastor.  Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year. 20 per cent,  discount to clear toys, books,  games &c, for the young folks at  home. This is a good opportunity  to buy toys cheaply. Don't miss it.  Marshall Snith.  John Olher, M. P. P., returned  . je first of tbe week, after several  days tour >f the North Victoria  constituenc*, where he did good  work in tht interests of T. W. Paterson who vas elected by a. majority of 43.  The rainfall for the past week  has been a record breaker. The  weather for Christmas wae slightly  out ofdate, but still everyone seems  to have enjoyed themselves,  R. J. Lord aud wife, of Point  Roberts, Wash., have moved to  Ladner and taken up their residence in Joseph Jordan's house.  Mr. Lord will likely start up a  business here.   .  FOUND DEAD.  Word was brought to town this  morniug by John Detnetre, of the  finding of the body of a man in a  fishing boat. The boat was drifting  olose to the bank a short distance  up the river and was taken ashore.  As soon as possible Dr. Wilson,  coroner, was notified who went up  to investigate. The man's name is  unknown and from appearances no  foul play is suspected. The body  will be brought to Ladner this afternoon.  Although British Columbia has  but two export mills, the Hastings,  at Vancouver, and the Chear.ainus,  at Chemainus, they have shipped  this year 50,000,000 feet of lumber  to all parts ofthe world. British  Columbia was benefitted to the extent of $1,000,000. The shingle  business continues to be very active;  new mills are constantly going up,  and good cedar limits are continually being secured.  Professor Robertson, Dominion  Dairy Commissioner, during his recent visit to the coast, made some  refernoe to the establishment of  government creameries inaugurated  under the supervision of his deprat-  ment.  It is worthy of note that one of  these creameries is located in Delta  municipality, about three miles from  Ladner.  Comparatively little is heard in  Vancouver of "this institution, but  its existance was recalled to a reporter, during conversation with  Dr. J. W. Bland, well-known to tht  fai mers of this district as an advocate of scientific methods in their  profession.  From information gleaned from  Dr. Bland, sou e idea was conveyed, of the importance of this industry to the farmers of the Delta  c due try.  Tbe creamery is a convenient  trading post. It pays fairly and  j piWitjl -'■»'/ li r the ivilk product of  surrounding farms aud is patronized  by practically all the farmers in the .  district, to whom it is a guarantee  of a steady income, in measure proportioned te the extent of their  trade. Monthly cheques are issued  to patrons, varying In amount from  $35 t° $l-75i aud a direct incentivt  is offered to honest endeavor in tbe  improvement of stock and the  strengthening of herds.  To the new settler the creamery  is an especial boon. In it there is  an element of paternalism, an encouragement to his work. With a  few cows he is assured an income,  with the additional guarantee of  fair treatment.  After the cream is separated, tha  skim milk is returned to patrons,  for feeding purposes, so that tha  farmers have the advantage of a  sure and convenient market, without losing any of the profit, which  might accrue to them from this  source, in handling the milk them*  selves.  The product of the farm dairy il  of course, not susceptible to that  guarantee of quality which tht  creamery can give. Skill will vary  according to the abilities of individuals, and the quality of the batter  will correspond. The government  dairy is superintended by experts,  and its product has a guarantee  that cannot attach to a product  gathered from many quarters.  The creamery in the Delta has  proved such a success that an extension of the plant is contemplated  in the near future. Its product  finds ready sale in Vancouver, Victoria, and adjacent markets. -News-  Advertiser.  An Indiana maiden has brought  suit for 1520,000 against a man for  alleged breach of promise of marriage. First thing we know, the  ladies will be demanding that a certified check accompany each proposal.—Ex.  1  :  ■  h THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27,    1902.  THE DELTA NEV/S  BY REG.  A. FRASER.  •aftMcrlptfcm Price, per year In advance, Ji.oo  SATtfRDAY,   DECEMBER  27,  1902.  The nomination for reeve and  councilors for municipalities will  be held on Monday, January 12th,  and polling will be held on the following Saturday. From the present outlook the reeve and councilors  for Delta will be elected by acclamation as no one seems to be anxious to oppose any one of the  present board. The councilors attend to their work, and if they give  satisfaction to the people there is  00 reason why they should not be  re-elected. Of course it is a hard  proposition to satisfy everybody in  the selection of councilors, but with  the few names which have been  mentioned as possible candidates,  and who hare stated that they will  not run, it is apparent that no groat  kick is forthcoming in ths conducting of the municipal affairs.  It is claimed that the cam patgr\  in North Victoria the past week  was one of the hottest held for some  time. From reports the ttter'ney-  general got some hard cracks, and  owing to the dampness lie contracted a severe cold in Lis pedal tx-  tremeties and went home.  Archbithop Langevtn snys: "The  school question in Mantioba is net  settled. It will be settled only  When right will be done—right  such as was promised to the Cath-  plics ofthe province In 1870 by the  Jmperial authorities.  WOMAN'S FRANCHISE.  The following is the petition to  T. Taylor, M. P. P., circulated by  R. Tapping in favor of women's  franchise ;  "We, the citizens of Revelstoke,  are greatly in favor of the married  ladies being granted the right to  vote in all our municipal elections,  and whereas the married ladies are  interested in the payment of taxes,  street improvements and all matters  pertaining to the good welfare of  the community, more especially in  the school, and the moral improvement of the citizens, therefore we  would urge your government to  make amendment to the municipal  act to grant the wives of all the  men that have a vote in the city  her franchise, also without her being a property or householder.  Trusting your government will  give this matter earnest consideration, your petitioners, etc."  STILL A BACHELOR.  A gcod-looklr,g, well-to-do ;Wih-  nipeg bachelor, who was being  leased by tht young women of the  cliib for not marrying, oTered to  :fc& the girl whom the club should  elect bis wife, just to show that lie  was not averse to matrlaiony;  Each r.lrl went to a coraer and  wrote her choice on a piece of paper, disguising her handwriting.  There were nine members of the  ■-'lub, and the result showed one  vote for each. The young man is  still a bachelor, but the club' is  broken up and its members nr* all  mad at each other.—Ex.  L$&T  From East Delta on Sunday, De  cember 7th, a Gordon setter bitch  and two five months old pups, black  and tan. A reward will be given  for return of same to Capt. Thompson at John Oliver's ranch, East  Delta.  _  FOUND  On Wednesday, December 3rd,  near the Holly Cannery, a clinker  built skiff.  About November 20th, two pigs  strayed on to my premises.  Owners of the above property can  have same by proving ,and paying  expenses. H. Houston.  FOR SALE  Eleven Geese For Sale.  Apply to    Mason Bros.  Guliside.  For first cass Tonsorial  work go to McClellan's  Efc wm, Pfe tis  Try the Naw Ctirir " PURTTANOS."  W   N  DRAPER,  PROVINCIAL land burvevor  Room 2, KUard Block, New Westminster, B.C.  * I. 0. F.  Court Osseq, No. 3+4-3, meets  ill I. 0. O. P. Hall. Visiting  brethren always welcome,     C. R.,  J. B. Burr; 11. 3., U.S. McDonald.  —<fr»-<«—«}»■»•$•«■<« a a) en) a ♦■«'<! »■«> »■>  A  The  Delta  News  WILL BE ENALRQED IN FEBRUARY 1903  A  Old  boy?"  lf.it—"How much for  (pointing-to lanky youth at  a  I  Miu fi» ^/sn^^_____¥  J«_J?^_8__?  at  STAMTQWS  To increase your Business insert an ad. in The Delta  News, it reaches every household in Delta Municipality.  It contains all the L,ocaV happenings of the village and  district and no businees firm  should neglect to have an ad.  in it.  .►  T. W. Paterson, tbe opposition  candidate, was elected to represent  N-orth Victoria in the provincial  legislature, on Tnesdcy, defeating  Race Robertson, the government  candidate.  Chief Justice Hunter is a terror  to perjurers. At Victoria'last week  he ordered a witness off the stand  because he could not believe his  testimony:—the second instance of  late.  What's tbe matter with the new  Steamboat service which was goinj  to run on the lower Fraser river ?  The political mix-up in the province is si.il! going on.  UTILIZE LOKNE ESTATE.  A dispatch from Toronto says :  The business of frog farming  sounds something Jjke a jokf, bu!  raising Irogs for [market on.'a business basis is assuming large proportions in OiiUrio. The demand  for the dressed legs is extensive in  the United Slates and in the centers of population here. One frog  farm in Ontario produced 5,000  pounds of dressed legs and 7,00*0  pounds of frogs for scientific purposes. It is thought that lands  hitherto unoccupied may yet be  Utilized for raising frogs for mai>  ket.           Chas. Henderson Mowatt, accountant, Vancouver, has been appointed returning officer for Burrard election. The writ will be ii-  sned at once, and made returnable  pn February 28th.  . is side).    Half fare ?"  Cleik—"Well, no. De looks at  if he were kept on half fare sth.ome  and needs a change. Fuji fare,  please.  <--..  Miss Eva-  son is called  funny name  Hannah—"Well  * ■ t> *■ •  ft i   a  your   youngest  :og.'    That's a  boy."     Aunt  yo' s*e, misis, dat  enluc' woman tnjxt doah named her  tvvitr- 'Tom au' Jerry' an' 1 didn't  want to be outdone."—Chicago  Daily News.  CHURCH   NOTICES.  AU. SAIKT S TRENANT  Service will !>e V.eld in tlie morning al 11 o'clock and in the evening at   ■/ o'clock by Rev Bell.  Sunday  I. W. Williamson,  BAPTIST.  Se; ■.-ices will    be   held  evening   at   7,  pastor.  CATUOI.1C  Reverend Father Edm. Pcytavin,  0, M.I. Services first and third  Sunday of each month at 10:30 a tn.  METHODIST.  Services next Lord's Day at it  a.m. and 7 p.m.  A N  Mi'ilcr, pastor  ST. ANDREW'S l'RKSHVTKUIAN  Su vices next Lord's Day at 3 p.m  Sabbath School  at 2 p m     Midweek meeting ou Thursday evening  at 7:30 o'clock  Thomas Oswald, minister.  FOR SALE.  ~:"^*:;rr*r*V'*t?-'*-i',TT".****~-?'ft  '. r.V._i,_Kl_i-_ ff._:>_,.*n;^l .___ff  11 cut01**1 I'm _i Intj, lumentS) Picture, Pr-rntug  and titi-ieral Kteimfrlnj*   Coal 0l* anJ  Gasoline.  J. P. STAINTON,   -   -   -   -   Ladner, B.C.  TAILOElHG  Clothes Allure.!, Cleaned anJ r.o;inlred.  Parcels left ut \v. C. aUDridc'a store and A. Walker's and W. R. McClcUaij'a barber shop will be  called for 0.1 Monday and returned on Saturday.  0. W.iWALKHR.  Windsor Hotel  Corner Columbia & ll.';;!>ic, Su.  NKW WKSTMINSTE!'.  Sample rooins for commercial tiaeeliri. Cen  trail-.- situated In bualneaa portion of the city  Accommodation and dining roomltirat claia, Convenient to tramway termliins and C P It depot  and ateambpato.   Raleiji, J1.25.nd Ji.jo.  A. VACllON,       ....       Proprietor  vJ _•_ il   WvJ :-j!j it* 3  J, B. NRtSVi P»«)».  Katrv fi.jo and }«•'» Pcr day.  Special   attention s'v';u   ,<J fa»»aereatl  Travi lk-rs.  Cur. Mv_tuaif and C!tr1_tm Rls.  Ku watmlnrttr, B.C.  Glarington Hotel  South Wc«tmtn*t<f, B C  Strictly first clail accottttuodatioii     Good ■tabling.  Cartful attontlon (rtvtujto horaea.  J. \V151i, 1'rop  HOTEL LELAND   R. Du'Jiwdl, Trop. Vaifoorar, B. C.  Ten choice milk cows, pick oi  fourteen. Alsoono registered Ayrshire bull calf.  \V. H. LADNER,  LADNBR, li. C.  FIVE CENTS  Get your milk from the Hazel  Cr'roVe Dairy, delivered morning and  evening at five cents a quart. All  i-.inds of apples and vegetables at  mctrket price.     W. A. Kirkland.  One lilo/rfc frpm Ci P. R.  Depot and nktrnMn.!  wliarvaa.   Newly renovated aul r»*iiM>doUiHl.  Kates, $1.50 to }i per day.  Cor. Granville and lt»_:ig.S»J.   •' -   •   TA »4-  Surrey Hotel|  SOUTH W_STMI1_THR, B. C,  Mrs. K. George,  Proi^iktresi.  Newly furniBlied tltitnijtliout.   Kir« claas aceoaa  niwlitifio.   Choice liqaorsaul ci^aia.  Ciood -lit.-il—iu£ in attendanoE.  M**f*M* _t  »_?«»_    _R  LADNER, B. Q  P. SHIRLEY, Proprietor.  Couveniently situated  and  fi/st class in every particular.  BEST CUISINE SERVICE  hi 111111 n  .). Se_3©»©«>©«C«*«©•©•©•© ©•©•••••••••••©••••••  Job Printing  of all kinds done neatly and  at reasonable prices. If you  want anything in the printing  line you ean get it at The  Delta News office. Leave  your order and it will be attended to.  : Butter Makers  Secure your parchment at The  Delta News office. This stock  of paper ia the best in the  province. You can get it  either printed or plain. When  you need bullet paper call or  send to this dlfficc.  tbe Dtlta Dews, Ladner  -!     ■}  Mm  r  ♦  fr.,.A~$^++*-&.&.-A-+ir+<1rut><r~ ' <>■'<"»« tln)i»'»y «y . <f .tSfA THE DEI/TA NEWS, .SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1902.  REEVES' CONVENTION.  The reev?s' convention held in  "Westminster on Friday evening  last was an important one and  lasted from 8.30 o'clock till after 2  o'clock next morning. During the  ■session municipal affairs were thoroughly discussed.  Two matters of mora than ordinary interest came up. The first  was that of municipal and provincial tax sales. Some favored the  advancing ofthe rate pf interest on  money paid for lands at tax sales,  but in this connection it was stated  ■that such action could not be taken  without authority from tha Federal  Government. PreaiJent Hawkins  of Matsqui stated that the action of  •$he Provincial Government in  charging 12 par cent, was ultra  vires and that it would not be upheld in any court.  Another sensational incident of  the meeting was the statement by  Reeve Evans of Cowichan that a  wholesale liquor dealer had opened  up business in hie municipality under a trader's license and that he  couldn't be stopped by law. This  brought Reeve Paisley, of Chilliwack, to his feet aud he stated that  such was not the case or if so a  wholesale liquor dealer could also  open for business in Chilliwack,  which is now a prohibition town.  A resolution was passed asking the  government to have the wholesale  liquor trade placed under the liquor  1 license statutes.    •  PURCHASE B.C. COAL CO.  Announcement was mad* Thursday of one of tye largest coal deals  ever completed on the coast, whereby the Western Coal Company, just  organized in jfUan Francisco, becomes the owner and sole proprietor  of all the interests and lands and  coal properties of the "Mew Vancou  ver Coal Mining and Land Company of Vauconiter Island.  The new company ia capitalized  at a. million and a hall dollars, and  the promote! s are all wealthy capitalists, several already interested  in the coal business. '  The newspaper is a law book for  the indolent, a sermon for the  thoughtless aud library for the poor.  It may stimulate the most indifferent, it may instruct the most profound, but it cannot be published  fOr nothing. See that your subscription is paid up and kept paid  up.  BOSS LIARS.  The corn liars must step'aside  for the potato prevaricator of the  Prairie City News, who says : Oue  gentleman claims to have dug  twelve bushels from one hill. Another simply opens a hill, cuts off  enough potato for dinner, then  closes the hill aud lets the potato  keep on growing. A farmer who  had his potato patch on the side  hill had a serious mishap when he  dug them. A large potato rolled  down the hillside, crashed isto the  barn, wrecked the barn and killed  a valuable horse. A citizen of La-  Harpe opened >a hill of potatoes and  five bushele of the tubers ran oat  before he could close the hill.  "These fellows will have to go nway  back and sit down. A Prairie  ■City man claims to bo the champion  "tater" rsissr. He .planted potatoes on "Good Friday." Decoration Day he began eating on a  potato, hollowing it out. He now  uses the shell for a bam, stabling  three cows and six horses. Yon  needn't think his family devoured  the entire inside of this monstrous  tuber, because the gentleman avers  that he fed part of it to his bogs,  fattening three car  loads  of them.  —■£*•      ______   If there's one unsecluded spot,  That I would like to own  And   fence about,   'lis  that  small  plot ••'«  Where my #$$*#&* are s'-oy.'ii. •  GOD BLESS OUR DAD,"  We happens.! in a home the  other night and over the parlor  door saw the legend worked in letters of red. "What is home without a mother ?" Across the room  was another brief desire, "God  bless our home."  Now, what's the matter with  "Goi bless onr dad?" He jtti up  early, boils an egjj, grabs his din  ner pail, and wip03 off tbe dew of  tbe lawn with his boots, while  many a mother is sleeping. He  makes the weekly handout for the  butcher, grocer, milkman, and baker, and his little pile ii badly worn  before he is home an hour. He  stands off the baltff and keeps the  rent paid up. If Johny needs a  new pair of shoes, dad goes down  in his dip and cornea up with the  price of a hard day's sweat. If  Mary needs a new ribbon for her  black hair , if mother yearns for a  wrapper aud baby howls for a rattle, down goes dad agaia and up  comes the coin. But if he buys a  new pipe for a quarter, because the  old one is getting a bit strong, be  is warned that smoking is an expensive habit, and that e_en have  smoked up farm* and blocks and  happy homes.  When a saow strikes the town  dad comes up with the price and  ma goes out with a neijhbor, and  Mary sparks the bean in tbe parlor.  Dad's clothes ere none too good.  and grime will stick, so be siis  in the kitchen with tha kids.  If there is a noise during the  night dad is kicked in the back and  made go' down stairs to find.tl.e  tfurglar and kill him. Mother  darisa the socks, yes, she does ; but  dad bought the socks in the first  place, and the needles and yarn  aiterwatd.i. Mother does up the  fruit, wel-Jj clad bought it all—and  jars and sugar cost like the mischief. Dad buys chicken for tliG  Sunday dinner, and draws the ne?k  from the mills after everyone else  is finished. "What is home with  out a mother ?" .Yes, that is all  right, but what is home without a  lather ? Ten to one it is a boarding house, father is under a slab,  and the landlady is the widow.  Dad, here's to you ; you've got!  your faults—-yon may have lots of  thstn—but your all right, aud we'll  miss you when your goue.  itohn  m&r  Lands   .  The    following    properties  unsold at  recent auction may  now be treated for  by private  sale.  North-west quarter of Section  15, 120 acres.  North half of south-west quarter of Section 15, 80 acres.  North half of south-east quarter of section 15; south half  of Bouth-west of section 15;  lots 3 and 4 section  15, 120  acres.  Portions of north-eaat quarter  section 10, 120 acres, also  Lots aud . residence in  village of Ladner.    Full particulars of  H. N. RICH,  Executor    Estate  late  Thos  McNeely.   ■  :&Co  NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  A fid! Wne of English a«d Irish  Tweeds and Fancy Trouserings  always l;opt in stock.  LADNER, B. C.  A full stock of high grade  Jewelery, Watches, and Clocks  Repairing a specialty. If you have  any work leave it with me and I  will guarantee satisfaction.  If so place your order early  and avoid the spring rush  Everything hi __i?_i__ <s  mad Sad-dlvvy at  Moderate Prfems.  11. McDowell,  .   LADNER, B. C.  I HI  Rosti,   RhotJodcndroiii,   Affftltaa,   Shade   Trei»,  Small Fruits.  Greenhouse and beading on.it plants, at less than  ettatcrn or foreign prices.  CUnn certificate (top the inspector.  Garden, Field, and! Flower See^s.   Eacli variety  tested aa to fituHty, and at close prices.  Fertilisers,   Bee  supplies,   Agrictiitural   Iraple  j-ients, &c.  New catalogue tcll^ you all about it.   Call and  examine our stock aud get cur list ot send  for it; it will sa''c yon money,  Addrca3  M.  J.   HENRY,  _**>_ Westminster toad.  Vancouver, B. C.  Advertise in The NEWS  T  ■1 huh  ■ Ml• i  Ladner, P>. C.  Agent for  mi mm. »¥M  A fall atock M Baggiea, Carrlagaa alwajl on  hand,   fcepairiag of all dea—iptionav  To Inte ligent Business  Men and Farmers:  Insure your Stocks, Houses and  Barns in the Anglo-Amrbic. n and  Equity Fixf Insckanck G.>-.ipan-  iks. We are not in the Insurance  Trust, and can positively sine you  money.    Call or write for rates.  A. W.   cLeod,  DISTRICT AOKKT.  Office: Burr Block, Columbia street,  'Phone 62.       New estihineter  ■a»<),.a'4> ai$>i.'fr...<$»a*fr.«*3>'.'0>a..fr.o*fr...*}.  1111 in sou mm (  t  1  t  J. HENtEY   I  *   NKW WKSTMINSTKK,    \-\   B.C.   <6»  ►%  Manufacturers of all kinds of ♦*.  I 1  •|«  Soda Water, Pingel A  Ale and Surntr; ;r  Drinks. 1  latronage solicited      ;  Subscribe for Thk DiUVTA News.  "Adi." in it bring good results.  t  |    Deita Transfer St°  % LADNER, B. C.  *    SINGLE AND DOUBLE RIGS AND  SADDLE HORSES  $ ON SHORT NOTICK  -f  £      Team Work Bono at SpaolaSty Low PrSo&s.  a -  f JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor.  A  +•   'JV-lephone " Ladner" No. 10.  If you want first olass work  SEND YOUR LAUNDRY TO THE  Ifiew Method Sienm Lmi  fi'dW WESTMINSTER,  W. R. MoOlellan, Agotmt?        - -        Ladner,  Leave Laundry on Monday and  it will  be returned  on  SatortUjr*  Gents clothes cleaned r.nd pressed.     Blankets and Curtains a specialty.  ___ _Fj_ »£_-'    /.<;£■-), jMk _8_  &-& _i^ a %J 43 k&?  WORTH  OF  sf^Wiiore  MORE OR LESS  DAMAGED  BY FIRE AND WATER  WILL BL: SOLO CHEAP FOR CASH.  Don't miss this opportunity of getting useful tools, etc., mt t ffM-  tk'ii of usual pi ice.  h\\ r. mmm®M & go  Corner Front and 6th Streets, NEW WE7TA__n_, ». _  .j,,.. Jiyu uuill  Call at the Old Stand lately occupi_i by P. Clark.  First class work.    . .Year patronage solicit©-.  W. 11. TAYIiOB, ' v-r'1   -     PIZOP.  . a. CIGAR FACTORY  B. C—Notwl  Brand.  Phoenix—With Eagles.  OLD SPORT—Always Reliable.  B. WILBERG _ CO. new w_BT«_T»_, ». c,  1'. O. BOX 6*1.  ill IIS  LADHEii, B. C.  W. ALHXAKDBX, MOP.  Livery rigs  and  saddle horses for  hire.     Horses bought and sold  on commission.  ^eaminffdone on short notzca.  Ill tin  P. Clark  Oomjr_/ Blccthsmlth  Ladner, B. C.  Firtt cl_H  work.  Hor_t»_ol_f  O'kP"^ a •PtciaUy.  Across Am«ric_.  A sobd vestibulaid trnia daily in  each direction.  Leaves    rr )'■ n   i  a.m. firry  Arrives cstsninster by a:jo p.m.  ferry.  Finest equipment Lb the west.  Fasteat time to Kootenty and tie  eest. Tickets on Hit to nil poin_  in Europe.  D. P. SANDERSON, A_«;t.  KSW   WltiTiNSTtK,    h.  C".  SANTA CLAU8  Tout is! *  el m m  All kinds of uice pretty things.  Special inducements to Sunday  Schools nnd other committees and  large buyers generally.  Don't forget the place.  Mackay ^Southon  Santa Claus Headquarters  ColumbU sheet,   -   KHW \\ K.V, „:;j»-.VJ_'.,K.C.  C. P. N. Co.  TIME TABLE  NEW     WESTUINSTEB-tTIVI  BOUTS.  EUuiuar Tr«_a_r, UaV«_ Wm  OiinsiOaT at '2 p.m . dtily,  Sunday. 1_^vm BtovaytM _•■»■  day, 7 a.m., Friday < ».«. 8a  day, TWday, «_m_tUy, tVa_av  (U.y. € p.m., aavllinj ai l'raaaar _hr-  M- lariiliuj/i dfitwaaa Kaw  ttor __ ^'uv__u.  VIOTOWA ¥»W  -OUTS.  B.8.   Jr___i   La_aa   la_n_  Tu_lii>)-| aa_ JiU_a« aat T* a_S_  1 Mva. Kan. Waa«_a_iiaw S_|p_-  dayi »wt„ Baluatlajra at T av m.,  ocliiiig   _b  )!ayjM,   6l»T_«aa)   tttt  'iSpiQ 0}  opuui eiappBl pnp 89180 'jauntui  sssp v-y-; "•' " :"P Vt-'/Vi "saousj  piu}«no.")    o|     i.o:(i:i    mo_HU<!v")  •Suptiari oii^v, sSdj  nE0i.:.T.nv ;■'--  u'KW^D •>'\1 V---\'  'a_VA\ '0 T  »OLIp2»1j c-'H c*all /\/\  1 • V..-" ..   ■    .v. >i  NKW    WESTMINSTJ  BOUTS.  S.S r-a.v_ <4)_v_ K»w Waj_M_gf,v  Mocdaya, H».___aya a_i ' aB  d.-;,k ,,% U a _ ]__« i%MJm»m  'j'_a_aya, 'lWndaj* a_a) S__a>  daya at T a._., aallUf ai faa_sr  Kivaaj laijaln^a ' TliraXa) a%SP  ViRiaiiaiu-  __  t_Uliwa_a.  VICTOlUA-VaVKUOCrKS SOVSaf.  S.S. ('__•__■ UiivM V_i__ a_tiT m%  1  a.m.    S.S. ("tiu__ laavaa Vaw  ooaivaT _vi!y at !:]( {>._.  All   r_t_t__   frou   Tiiiinniin_    _a4|  d_u C.l?.It. «i_t(.    Tht ''larfiaaat- a»  ,*.'._    t.;,.«    ii.-i;<     ol   tixangkug    _Ba>  !.:.l;.lii  ;:t   «_y   (_>_    «rit_MMt    _a  (__.  Fot    f-ill    piirtle__s    n«   te  jiiUs, a_., apjilj' Ui  to  JAMES SCLATER,  Vanuoiivci-   Depot   and   496   BasMtafp  suact, or to  ■>. W. THOVP, E. 1. 0O*_i,  Mi_Ojpojr, Astt, (iaa. Va_s Agk.  Vt._.j_. YaMwavw.  The Delta News  Ov.e Dollar a. Yo»r  ■% _ _» tiiit-i -i — -i-'t-i-ii-aTitajf,^ sp  THE DEI/TA NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1902.  LOCAL  NEWS,  Fred Cutting was at Vancouver  Thursday for a short visit.  Councilor J B. Burr spent a few  days at Victoria this week.  Thomas Todd and wife were visitors to Westminster Tuesday.  Mrs Richard Shirley spent a few  days at Westminster this week.  The quarantine was raised the  ftrst of this week from the Rich  residence,  R. A, Coleman was down to Ladner from Cloverdale for a shert visit this week.  W, Street, late captain ef the  steamer Transfer, bas returned  from a trip to California.  George Swan has completed the  purchase of the 35 acres of land at  Gulfside from the McNeely estate.  Dr.. Prank Smith of Westminster  ♦pent Christmas with with his  brother W H Smith and family in  ILadner,  Frank Hartnell and wife with  their daughter Mrs Stratton and  Miss Stratton, spent Christmas on  J,,ulu island with Mr. Hartnell jr.  Hi  _*ra  Nothing but the Best in stock  We carry the best stock of all kinds of SLIPPERS  in the city.   They make a nice, suitable present  The quality and price will suit everyone  W. E. SINCLAIR, l_li_taRitrl___  ©•©••••••••o_e_i»©e8c3s«®«>e»#*rSe®oC«©»-i»©«e«_  BOOTS  &  SHOES  FOR   BARGAINS  IN    THESE     GOODS  CALI,   ON  0  DRYGOODS $  GENT'S     &  FURNISHINGS  FOR SALE  Eleven Geese For Sale.  Apply to    Mason Bros.  Gullside.  Subecribe for The Delta News.  "Ads" in it bring good results.  Miss D. Davis, who has taught  |n the Gulfside school for the past  term, has received ths appointment  ©f the third division of the Ladner  school.  Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Howay of  Westminster and Mr. and Mrs. W.  J. Watson, Ladysmith, arrived  Wednesday afternoon to spend the  Christmas with their father and  father-in-law Reeve W. H. Ladner.  McRAE & Co  nuns  NEW WESTHINSTER, B. C.  A full line of English and Irish  Tweeds and Fancy Trouserings  always kept in stock.  Sweet Cider  PURE  Reeve Daniel Johnson of Mud  Pay will again be a candidate for  feeve of the municipality of Surrey.  It. is quite probable that he will  be elected by acclamation. The  councilors, we learn, will all seek  re*:iectioa.  Work on the water work system  at Mud Bry is goiuic steadily ahead  and it is expected to have the system completed and in operation  within two months, Reeve Jonn-  aon is one 1 ■ 'ie of the chief movers in  this much i eeded improvement.  Friday evening the bachelors of  Cloverdalo beld their annual ball in  the I, O, O. F. hall. A large  crowd wa* in attendance and quite  a number from Ladner and Westminster took advantage of the opportunity to attend this social gath-  »riug.   The Christmas tree and entertainment he'd in the Sacred Heart  church, nt Port Ouichon, on Ttiesr  flay night was well attended and  the children received many beautiful presents, completely satisfying  their wants. The program was  we}} rendered.  New Shipment of  i mm  CITY BAKERY  Chloride of L,ime.  Little's Soluble Phenyle.  McDougali's Fluid  Carbolic.  Carbolic Disinfecting Powder, together with all forms of  disinfectants for sale.  and Jeweler  LADNER, B. C.  A full stock of high grade  Jewelery, Watches, and Clocks  Repairing a specialty. If you have  any work leave it with me and I  will guarantee satisfaction.  ■«>»'«»_*_-»» __■_-*-«»."». ■%*._•%. _-•> __-%.  DO YOU NEED  HARNES  If so place your order early  and avoid the spring rush  Everything Bn Nareies®  ami Saddlery at  Moderate a%_b®m«  IL Mel )0 WELL,  LADNER, 15. C.  W. L ncBPIDC  ?  PORT GUICHON, B. C.  COMB  AND  INSPECT  THK8H  GOODS  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  Phone 5   •  — •  BEST       §  BRANDS OF§  FLOUR    %  9  §     CHOICE  ^GROCERIES  ©  _ —  ®9Q>9®9®o®<»3>«>®*&*$*<9°il>'i*&«Q*0®'8»9999&9999*99Q  X A NEW LINE OF  •f-  t ~la"dies?,,blouses      ladies sailors  £     LADIES SKIRTS LADIES WHITE UNDERWEAR  SAND STAPLE DRYGOODS  FRESH :-: GROCERIES :-: EVERY :-: WEEK  -AT-  >*^4«^'+^^*+4-H-^^>*++^^4^^^*4^+-H»H^^^4H^iH'^  ^^••^•••3v*}K~>tr«-)H-*>^«-£*-  Advertise in The NEWS  ■»•■_►•*-_*"_*-_.^*.v-_.-_.-cv"_.i%^■_»"»».-tv-*•%-^-'%r'%'  JROBERT Mai  Ladner,  B.C.  Xmas Cards now in stock and  a large supply of  is m m m  F. J. MsysHenale.  iroccnes  /fciitiiUIi-eli!  J TN ISM mil NO'  * and REPAIRING j;  \ Heaters lined and stoves set up. ||  f   Agent for  \ The   Gurriey Foundry   Coy's.  5     Oxford Stoves and Ranges.     \\  i        The best on the rajtrket.        j  5!  1  n  u  1  n  ■ 1  ;;  -AT   t_r  tore  ;f A Visit to Toyland. Picture books 5 cents to $1,*  4 large assortment of card games 10 cents each, dolls and)f  l.doll houses, doll carriages, fancy baskets, lucky stocking^  ? filled ■with presents for boys and girls 25 and 50 cents,;.  I colored balls 20 to 50 cents each, china tea sets 30 to 75 \  _ cents, ping pong sets, crocouole boards, magic lanterns,:  ^vaeuffi arrows and pistol with targets complete 75 cents-  "each, building aud ABC blocks of every description,  * warships, trains and a thousand others which  space will.  not allow us to mention.     Call and see them while there >  are lots to choose from.  A number of Lrd; er people spent  Chiistisae with friends and relatives'in the cities. Among them  were Mr. and Mrs. D, B. Grant at  Vancouver, Mr and -Mrs Fred Par-  initer, Mr and Mrs J A Paterson,  Mr and Mrs F J MacKenzie and  Mr and Mrs Ric A Fraser at West-  jpinstei. ^^  A family gathering was held at  $be home of Thomas E. Ladner on  C!" ristmas, when his son Leon from  Westminster, his daughters, Mrs.  Lord and children of Vancouver,  Alice and Violet from school at Yale,  and Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Ladner assembled to enjoy the Christmas festivities u,u4er the parental roof.  Ml  We have placed in our window a box which contains $35.00. We  will give a key to this box FREE with ever $2 C*ah Purchase; two  keys with every $4 purchase and so on. Only three keys will unlock  the box. Yours may be one of them. When keys have ail been given  out you may try your key.  -  The first key to unlock the box takes $20  " second "       " "       "        10  " third    "        " "       " 5      .  You are entitled to the contests without reserve. It is yours. No  employee allowed to have a key. We do not know which ';ey opens  the box.     Notice will be given of the date after which you can try key.  WM. JOHNSTON, Ik Mj M««, NCI Hi*.  For the Ladies  Fine Lawn Handkerchiefs, hemstitch at 5 ;.nd 10 cents each  "      "     embroidery edge handkerchiet 'at 25 and 30 cents each  "   Linen   " 25    "  35  Lace        " " " 40   "  55       "     '  " Fownes" celebrated English Gloves, all sizes in Black  and Tan, special $1.25 pair.  Men's Furnishings  We have the largest and most select stock of Men's  - an Boy's neckwear ever shown iu Ladner, direct from the  5 f manufacturers  12 Doz. four-in-hands assorted patterns, special at 20 cts each  12    "   knot ties ". ". "      " 20      "  10    "    Peris Derbys (narrow) "       " 35      "  12    "    four-in-hands and flowing ends      "       "50      "  10    "    Flowing end ties (no two alike)     "       " 65      "  Come early and get first choice.  MARSHALL SMITH  ■ ■  ■  J:  '  H  1 1  ■  li  1  )l  IE  1  _*«-8R«_»_"«ift»»HIHIfr-»Hafr»  " *'»)>■ X  <***  Yi   with   ■ii&E  m  m  _?  Now Westminster, B. C  «>a«>»«li»a>aO« f a + aafr v* a->««fr— .a^.»^i a «>»»>»a>ia.«>iad|>aaat.»jir> a<<■«»>  f  i  t  i  Men's Smoking Jackets  $4> #5-5°) #6» *7» ^7-50, $8 and $12.  Dressing Gowns  $9 and $12  ALL IMPORTED STOCK.  J. E. PHILLIPS  709-711 Columbia Street    ;-;     New Westminster  i»i     I  r\  \  tA+»l*-»A+.A+-A-*A+-A*A-+'i«».J«..>a. •*A-«fr.*»l++A~A+«fr*&t<»*->.a^.»,J,

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