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Array THE  Tot. 1. No. 25.  LADNER, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1902.  $1.00 a year.  1II  On   The   Lower   Fraser  Is Not Satisfactory to  Everyone.  Editor, Th* Delta News:  Sir—The steamboat service on  the lower Fraser river seems to me  to be a very important question  which should interest areryone in  the river section ofthe Delta. Under  the present system—monopoly—  passengers are put to great inconvenience by never being certain  when the steamer will leave the  different ports. At Ladner, for instance, the .boat is scheduled to leave  at eight o'clock. Has the boat left  on time formany weeks? Of course  there is more or less excuse on account ofthe fishing season, necessitating the boat to land at many  places, but why not put a little more  speed between ports and not linger  around here and there. The steamer  sometimes leaves Ladner, Oh, anywhere after nine o'clock, arriving  at Westminster abouttwelve o'clock,  making four or five stops in twelve  miles. The boat leaves again Et 3:j  p.m. It is the custom for the people]  from Ladner and along the river to  go to town and transact business  and return the same day, but with  the couple hours at present given  it is Impossible to do so.  Westminster pesple have been  making a great howl about the trade  of this section being turned to Van  couver, and also have talked of  putthig on an opposition boat. Well,  we all know the people of Westminster do not deserve the trade from  this section as they have never put  forth an endeavor to help the Delta.  Anyhow they are quite safe as long  as the present service is in vogue, as  it is almost impossible to make con  nections with the Lulu Insland railway, and the boat arriving in their  town so late in the day, it is im  possible for anyone to get to Van  couver unless they take, ati least three  .days' tiajt;,;and very few can afford  jt during this time of the season  •When all are getting ready for harvest. Now, Mr. Editor, I have probably transgressed on your space,  but if The Delta News can help  to induce bettertransportationfacili-  ties to the people of this district it  will be doing ,a great favor and  blessing to all.  Delta Farmer.  Ladner, August 8th, 1902.  New Schedule.  In the new schedule of C. P. N.  Co.. freight and passenger rates,  wlneh will be issued shortly, the  local agents have been notified in advance, that, commencing next Saturday, a new tariff will  come into force betweeu Fraser  river points and Victoria and tbe  Gulf Islands. Under the new rates  passengers will be able to purchase  at Westminster, a return ticket for  Plumper's Pass at $3, and from  Steveston at $2.75. This is not  only u reduction in the rate, but a  convenience which will be appreciated ,by .ifiany who contemplate  spending a few weeks in ,the .summer at these islands.    Heretofore,  the rate was the same as to Victoria, is now standing in the stook on the  and nothing in -the way ,of a return farm of J. N. Davis, near Stonewall.  ticket could he had for intermediate j His wheat has already matured, and  points. a couple of acres   have   been   cut  Another matter of great import-  SPit Jvii? :been arranged, no wharf"  age will be charged on parcels of  less than 100 pounds. This will be  a great convenience to merchants  and otherswho have found it necessary to make 9mall shipments to  points along the river served by the  company's steamers. No doubt the  complaints made about excessive  freight rates will also receive attention.  *  Dairymen's   Association.  A meeting of the directors of the  Dairymen's Association was held in  Westminster, Monday, when business of importance was disposed of.  It was decided to secure from Ontario another carload of pure bred  6tock to be sold at auction during the provincial fair. Messrs. W.  H. Ladner, J. R. Anderson aud L.  W. Paisley were appointed a committee to interview the C. P. R. on  matter of rates and we believe their  interview proved satisfactory. It is  likely that Secretary Paisley will go  to Ontario to make the purchase.  The second annual meeting ofthe  association will be held next Tuesday at Agassiz.  Fernie's Troubles.  The Minister of Mines sent the  following telegram to the government offioes at Victoria J the early  part ofthe week from Fernie: "The  Coal Company and the miners just  now signed an agreement in my  presence, declaring the strike off.  The men go to work immediately.  (Signed) "E. G. Prior."  Seven writs were issued on Friday at Nelson, claiming damages  against the Crow's Nest Coal Company, by Taylor & O'Shea, lawyers.  Twenty-five more were served next  day, making a first batch of 32 claims  amounting to $240,000. The lawyers are acting for the widows and  orphans of victims of the disaster a}  Coal Creek last May. Altogether  84 suits aie to be brought, amounting to over half a million dollars.  Agricultural Society.  A. meeting ofthe .directors ofthe;  Delta Agricultural Association was  held,in H. N. Rich's office on Monday evening when the coming fall  fair business was discussed and arranged. The prize committee met  last evening and the prize list will  be printed jand distributed in a few  weeks. Those wishing to give  special prizes should notify the sec  retary at an early date. Sports  will be arranged in connection with  the fair.   Holidays Extended.  An order:in-coucil was passed  Wednesday extending the public  school holidays for one week owing  to the excessive heat.  Doings   in    and   Around  The Delta District  For The Week.  Mrs. D. B. Grant was a visitor to  the Royal City yesterday.  The Presbyterian manse is being  hurried to completion by the contractors.  G. T. McNally paid a business  visit to the Royal City the begin*  ning of the week.  Miss A. B. Ward of Ashcroft, arrived in Ladner Thursday and is  the guest of Mrs. Ric A. Fraser.  Miss Leila A. Burpee, of Vancouver will have charge of the third  division of the Ladner public school.  B. Wilberg  of the  B.   C.   Cigar  Factory, Westminster, was in town  this week on business for his establishment.  Campers for Boundary  Bay still  keep coming along, and every day  new parties go out to enjoy a few  weeks at this pleasant resort.  Jos. Scott, provincial tax collector  left on yesterday's boat after spending a couple weeks in the Delta.  He goes up the Agassiz section.  The Delta Agricultural Society's  fall fair, will be held on Friday and  Saturday, :26th and 27th of September.  It'saguod thing push it along.  Divine service will be held in St.  Andrew's Presbyterian church on  Sunday, August 10th at 3 o'clock.  Rev. Mr. McPherson will conduct  the service.  D. A. Shiles, traffic manager of  the B. C. E. Railway, aud Mrs.  Shiles and child arrived down from  Westminster this week and are  rusticating at Boundary Bay.  Ex.-Sheriff Armstrong and wife  accompanied by their grand daughter  Miss Armstrong came down from  Westminster the first of the week  and are visiting with Mr. and Mrs.  J. A. Patterson.  •MissC. Green left Thursday for  Golden, where she has accepted the  position of teacher of the third division in the publje school. Miss  Ethel Green also left the same  morning for Kelowna.  W. H. Ladner has disposed of  some pure bred calves to James  Aird of Nicola. The stock will not  be delivered until after the provincial fair. Mr. Aird has paid a deposit to bind the bargain.  W. Knapp, B. A. who taught  Crescent Island school since Easter  last has been appointed to a position  on the teaching staff of Victoria  public schools. He left for that  city on Wednesday last.  Rose Moore, daughter of J. A.  Moore, merchant, Boundary Bay,  who had the misfortune to be severely scalded about a couple of  weeks ago, is making satisfactory  progress and will be arouud again  shortly.  Two Indians and a squaw who  were in a boat fishing in the river,  opposite Ramage's farm Gulfside,  had a narrow escape from drowning  on Thursday morning. The boat  upset and the occupants were struggling in the water when a couple of  white fishermen attracted by their  This is the earliest wheat cutting of1; cries, hastened to the scene and  the season, I rescued the three people.  The small pox at Harrison is of  the past. The quarantine has been  raised by the health board representatives, and everybody is reported to  be in the best of health. There  were five cases altogether, which  were very mild. The hotel has  been twice thoroughly disinfected  and fumigated, the formaldehyde  process being too much for the possibility of a lingering germ existing.  A Manitoba despatch says: Wheat  O. J. Doweling ot Vancouver spent  the past week in the Delta.  Mrs. S. A. Conant, of Anacortes,  is spending a few days with Mrs. M.  N. Reid.  Miss K. Forest of East, Delta is  attending the Normul school at Vancouver.  Rev. Thomas Oswald, pastor of  St. Andrew's church is taking a  month's holidays.  The services in the Methodist  church will be held at 11 and 7:30  o'clock on Sunday.  Rev. I. \V, Williamson has been  confined to the house for the past  week with an attack of lagrippe.  W. A. Bowell, a former teacher  of Crescent Island school, paid a  flying visit to Ladnei Tuesday.  Mrs. J. C. Calhoun of Red Deer,  Alta., arrived in town last evening  on a visit to her daughter Mrs. J. F.  Stainton.  C. L. Thoruber, late school  teacher at Gulfside, will go to Vernon to teach, not at Cranbrook as  stated a couple weeks ago.  Paul E. Ladner, of Wenatchee,  Wash,, brought in a drove of sheep  for British Columbia markets this  week and pastured them in W. H.  Ladner's field for a few days.  Frank Baker, son of late Capt.  Baker who has been taking a course  in marine engineering in Glasgow,  Scotland, returned home to Westminster. He intends remaining in  this country.  In the district court on Monday  the stipendary magistrate fined R.  Billow, license holder 3,907, twenty  dollars and costs for putting out his  net last Sunday before the signal  gun was fited.  Miss VeVta Bent, daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. G. H. Bent, East Delta,  passed very successfully at the recent high school examination. She  was a pupil at the Westminster  school.  A great many visitors are again  flocking to Harrison I lot Springs  after a couple weeks s are of small  pox which seems to have been  greatly exaggerated. This well  known resort claims 0 great many  visitors from all over the world.  The largest run of fish this season  was Sunday evening. Monday  morning the boats came.in with  from 200 to 500 fish j er boat. As  a consequence the canneries were  very busy. During the past few  days the run has slightly fallen off,  but still lots offish are being caught.  US L.U.1  'J.  f III ID  From South Africa.  Charles Uelmer, who left with  the sixth contingent for South  Africa returned Thursday afternoon.;  The last contingent arrived at Durban four days after peace had been  declared, and were taken from the  boat to train and conveyed to Newcastle where they were kept on drill  for a month. Among the Delta  boys who went out, Aug. Devereaux  C. Helmer and Nelson Lougheed  returned. Lougheed has gone into'  the Kootenay and Devereaux is expected to return to-day. The boys  have received very little news since  leaving and none had heard anything of the death of Percy Devereaux, not even knowing that the  King had been seriously ill. What  Helmer saw of the country he  was not very much impressed with it.  Killed   Himself   With  a  Revolver When Escape  Was Impossible.  A Spokane despatch dated Wednesday says: Harry Tracy, the  outlaw, killed himself in a wheat  field near Fellowes at 4:30 a. m.  He was surrounded by a posse.  Cornered in a swamp near Harrington in East Washington, Tracy  was found by Sheriff Cudihee's  posse. He was shot in the leg, between the knee and hip. This  wound, taken in conjunction with  his other wounds, made it impossible for him to continue his flight.  When he saw that he must certainly  be captured or shot down, he:turned  his pistol on himself.  His dead body was found next  morning, when his pursuers  dared to approach the place where  he was last seen. His body was  taken to Spokane.  The greatest excitement prevails  in that part of the country, and all  over Washington the news caused  the greatest interest.  Early in the morning Tracy was  surrounded in a swamp near the  Eddy Farm, 11 miles southeast of  Creston Wash., For hours before  a specialjruessenger left for reinforcements, a Jong range rifle .duel between Tra.cy and the posse of eight  men headed by Sheriff Gardner had  been in progress.  The body was lying face-upward..  His left hand thrown ov«r his head,  held a 45-caliber CqIU revolver,  which had very evidently inflicted  the mcrtal wound. The thumb of  this hand was on the trigger of the  pistol, His right hand, thrown  across the lower part of his body,  firmly grasped the barrel ofthe now  famous 30-30 Winchester as though  the inanimate thing was more dear  to him than alljelse in life and showing that one thing at least received  his good will and his faith until the  end.  Thanks..  The following is an extract from.  a letter received this ..week which is  self-explanatory, showing •t.kat the  The Delta News is also .,muefc'  appreciated on the outside as it is  in the Delta:  "At a meeting ofthp -executive  of our Association, held last night,  I was requested to write thanking  yo   for the article contributed some  two weeks ago in your journal, \n  relation to the advantages offered  tourists by a trip to your distqiojt,  and we trust that before long, closer  business relations will be established  between-this city „S3,tv:l the Delta."  Respectfully Yours,  H. W. Findlhy.  Secretary  Vancouver Tourist Association.  T. J. TrappCo., Ltd., is 'beginning to occupy their four-storey  block on Columbia street, Westminster, although it will be some time  before it is entirely completed. A  carload of buggies arrived over the  G. N. R., and was Stowed a*vay in  the new place. These were followed  by a carload of binder twine and  rope.    All entries of cattle for the pro.-  -vincial exhibition, which begins on  Sept. 30, must be in by Sept. 24, THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1902.  'THE   DELTA NEWS  IVI,     ,*&';»• .  iVh'  --  BY RIC   A.   FRASER.  sbscrtptiou Trice, per year iu advance, $1.00  SATURDAY,    AUGUST 9,  I0O2.  :n the morning, at noon and at night |  onlyv  It is an exceilent plan when one  is mowing or running the binder  to put a barrel of water into  the wagon in the morning and  take it to the field to be used at intervals during the day. If some]  form of covering, such as a blanket, j  is thrown over the barrel the water  will remain somewhat cool and will;  We wonder if it has ever occured  to the municipal council and the  people of Ladner that a public park \ &e much relished by the horses.    It  1       ... , ...     .. ,. ,1   1 „j requires but a short time to unhitch  would be an attractive, as well as, a >■. ^  v ■ :' •   ,      , ,   ,.   .      horses from  machinery  and drive  healthful resort for the   inhabitants  of  our   town    and     surrounding  country, arid also for   visitors.    Of  f   ■ : I    . . I f  course Ladner is but small as compared with what' 'we have every  reason to expect it may be, possibly  ten years hence, but there is no  time like ttie present for making  secure a public park.  "" If the ground is now set apart for  that purpose, besides any trees that  may already have assumed considerable size, others of a different nature  might be planted. In the course of  'ten years they would have reached  the age when they would be of use  if. the proper kind of trees were  planted.  The women and children during  the warm afternoons of this season  ofthe year have no public grounds  away from their own homes, where  'they might go for a breath of fresh  air of ' outdoor exercise, such as is  to be had in a properly laid out park-  Ladner has many visitors, who  have to stop over on their way to  Boundary Bay. To them a park  would be a great source of pleasure.  Besides these there are our own  visitors. Some healthful resort  should be provided for them. It  would only cost but very little to  set apart a park at the present time,  and each year improve it, so that in  time it would be a credit to the village. We commend this to the  earnest consideration ofthe council.  them over to the vicinity of the  barrel from which they may be  watered with a pail. We have  known many farmers to ridicule this  idea, but to our rnhid there is no  'operation on the farm that is more  practical during the'warm months  of July and August while the horses  are doing the severest' work of the  Whole year. At such times horses  sweat very freely, and as a consequence become weak in the course  ofa few hours and will become more  or'less run down in a few weeks.  We have never seen one who adopted this practice ever give it up afterward. It is a good thing from the  standpoint of dollars aud cents, as  horses watered during the forenoon  and afternoon will accomplish much  more in a given time than those  that do not receive such water.—  Rural Home.  The Minister of Mines and Chief  Couimissibner of Lands and Works  appear to be showing a little interest  in the progress of the province on  the Mainland. By these officials  touring the different districts they  put themselves in a position to become familiar with the grievances,  if any', of the people aud thus be  able t6 regulate the settlement more  \o the satisfaction of all. It is to be  sincerely hoped that both of these  gentlemen will have many a heart-  to-heart talk with men in all walks  of life, for by so doing  they may  .   1      j   • - v  learn the true state of the fpelings  ofthe' people regarding the legislation of the Dunsmuir government  last session.  In  The "Scab" In Church.  In a Catholic church in Scranton  Sunday a striker in the congregation stood up, said he saw a "scab"  in the house, and summoned all  "fair" men to leave. Thereupon  he left the church and some sixty  other union men followed him.  Thus "organized" labor lays its ban  and interdict. The poor devil of a  "scab" pollutes a church by his  presence, disturbs the sanctity ofthe  union. The ecclesiastical authorities allow him to worship God,  but the union chiefs will not sully  themselves by remaining in the  same edifice with him. No objection to publicans and sinners, but  really the line must Le drawn at  "scabs." This curious rivivai or  creation of caste deserves the riouice  of anthropologists and sociologists—  New York Sun  " A man is known by the company  he keeps."  The following distinguished personages have bought  BELL PIANOS  Her Royal Highness the Princess i Rt Hon The Marquis of Lansdowne  of Louise j Rt Hon The Marqnis of Dufferin  Her Majesty the yueen of Italy       j    and Ava  His Majesty the  King of Holland Countess Adelina Patti Nicolini  His Imperial Majesty the Emparor Sir John Stainer Mus, Doc London  of Japan ; Count Von Filbingijr of Austria and  His Imperial Majesty the Sultan of, many other members of Royalty  Turkey i    and Nobility.  In selecting a Piano see that it has the improved 4 Pedals  Full Metal Plate, Bushed Tuning Pins, the Illimitable  Double Repeating Action.  You will be in good company if you buy a  New Art Bell Piano  *  I  \  MONTECIUS  *?♦  i  4-  A  T  t  V  4-  *  Exclusive Agent in B. C. for the "NEW ART" BELL and  other choice makes.  410 Hastings, Street, VANCOUVER.  • ^4.4.5.4.>>.i.4^.^>.H->+v4-M^-f^^^i-^^^'H^-f^f^-f^+-^fH-J.^^H~f't  Watering Horses.  There is no doubt that morning,  Boon 'and night are sufficient often  to water horses during ten or possibly eleven mouths ofthe year. How-  W, there is a period during hay-  lag and harvesting when itwilladd  greatly to the amount of work accomplished to wa'er horses at least  six times during the day.' During  the heated period last season vfe  koOW of many in. tances where work  wW brought tda standstill for" the  reason that horses were strictly un  able to labor because of the intense  heat. W other fields in'thei same  neighborhood could be found teams  tWiug a fairday's1 workv,ithoutan3  undueexhaustion.A The'difference  in the-two cases was that iirone in  stance water was supplied during  the forenoon and afternoon, while  In the other the watering was done  CHURCH   NOTICES.  BAPTIST.  Services will be held on Sunday  evening at 7:30. J. W. Williamson,  pastor.  catholic.  Reverend Father Edm. Peytavjn,  O.M.I. Services first and. third  Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m.  ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN,  Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m  and'7130 p.m.  Sabbath School at 2 p.m. Thos.  Oswald, minister.  ALI.  SAINT'S TRENANT.  Service will be held in the evening at 7 o'clock bv Rev. Bell.  METHODIST-  Services next Lord's; Day at 3 p.m.  Everybody invited. A. N. Miller,  pastor.  Gospel services at the tent every  evening except Monday.  Song service at 7:30 accompanied  by vocal instructions in note reading etc., if desired.  Services 8 p.m. shrrp. A cordial invitation extended to tbe people of Ladner aud surrounding community.  All instruction free, 0. E. Davis,  C. Concleraen.  Rosea,   Rhododendrons,   Agaliua, Shade   Trees,  Small Fruits.  (Henhouse nnd balding out plnnU, at less thajj  eastern or foreign prices.  Ck-.u certificate from the inspector.  c;» den, Field, ami Flower Seeds.   Each variety  letted as to vitality, and at close prices.  Icnilixers,   lice  Supplies,   Agricultural  Imple  ments, &c.  taloeue tells you all about it.   Cull and  .      ^       * J     .....     r,.~    lit!      in      -,..Elll  examine our stock and get cur lis  for it: it will save you money.  or »  M. J.   HENRY,  Westminster Koad,   -   -    Vancouver, B. C.  imcm9® mmEL  LADNER, B. C.  P. SHIRLEY, Proprietor.  Conveniently   situated  and  first class in every particular.  BEST CUISINE SERVICE  f  I  !  J  JOHN SIMPSON, Proprietor.  Refitted throughout with New fHorses, New B,nggies  and Hacks.    Good saddle Horses alway*on hand,.  ? Lowest Rates.  Telephone No. 1$.  ©  You make no mistake if  you order your Suits from  //MM/p  Ladies and Gents Tailoring  LADNKR.B.C.  FOR BALE.  A   registered   Shorthorn    roan  bull, calved'March  1901, and also  spring bull calyes for sale.   Apply to  •        \V!. H. 'LADNER,  ,: '   ' "  LADNER, II. C.  P.  General Blacksmith  Ladner, B. C.  First class  class work  Horseshoing  specialty.  To Intelligent Business  Men and Farmers:  Insure your Stocks, Houses and  Barns in the Anglo-American and  Equity Fire Insurance Companies. We are not in the Insurance  Trust, and can positively save you  money.    Call or write for rates.  A. "W. McLbob,  DISTRICT AGENT. .  Office: Burr Block, Columbia street,  'Phone 62.       New Westminster  A Fishing Boat,  For first class Tonsorial  work go to SHOFF'S  dips, lira, Pies, hg  Try Sh^'s N*w Cigar The " PUXITANOS.'  Boat marked, "K. T. No. 2193.'  picked up in the Gulf on   Saturday  i'Qth.     Net shovel in fish box.   The  Owner ca   have t •     me by paying  salvage and advertising expense.  Alfred Williams,  Westham Island, B.C.  Q. T. Baker  1 ill  Agent for  1(  Ladner, B. C  LADNER, B. C.  Wit. AI.EXANDXP, PROP.  Livery rigs  and  saddle  horses for  hire.     Horses bought and sold  on commission,  Teamingdone on short notice.  A full stock of Buggies, Carriages alwmym «•),  band.   Repairing & all descriptions. >  •••.$*sm$».s.»$».4 -1  G.W.Rudfl  lionise Painting  Ladner, B. C.  All kinds of painting done.  Your orders solicited.  .**•••,>•••.]  1vSf^^^^H^^^^W^MlJ>>"^)^SJ^iF,S^J^^>^^^^s>, '»' Wl^^^siBsr^lWJlr^^^  The DeSta News  One Dollar a Year  ♦%.•.**♦■•..*..••♦*•.•>♦*♦.•.♦*♦■•■•»*♦••■♦*♦.•.♦^.•.♦•♦^♦•♦•♦^ THE DELTA NEWS. SATURDAY, &UGUST 9, 1902.  «SES  ^qqUNTRY R0ADS.  .Hints   on  Their Making  and Maintenance*  The width of the graded portion  on the majority of country roads has  already been fixed. Various ideas  have prevailed among the different  pathmasters regarding' this detail,  and the width differs accordingly,  " ranging from ten to fortv feet. In  the case of old roads which have  been coa/ted with gravel or cjushed  •tone,, it' will seldom be deemed  practicable to change the existing  width. Twenty-four feet between  ditches will generally be found ample, while less than eighteen feet is  seldom advisable.  f .It is not to be understood that the  width of the graded roadbed is necessarily the width of the metalled  i«ortion. The latter, for the majority of country roads, need not exceed eight feet, but for very largely-  travelled highways, may increase to  twelve or sixteen feet.  The depth pf gravel or jftone to  be used must vary with the quality  of the material, the amount and  nature of traffic on the road and the  nature ofthe subsoil. It is obvious  thai a dry, compact subsoil will need  less metal than a plastic clay, difficult'of drainage. No definite rnle  can therefore he laid down other  thgin that from six to twelve inches  of''weU consolidated material will  afford a sufficient'range to accommodate most circumstances. Under  proper conditions, ten inches of  metal should accommodate the heaviest trafficto which}* gravel or broken  ■tone roadway can'be economically  subjected.  11 From the edge of the open drain  the graded portion of the roadway  ihoul,d be crowned \yith a circular  ■jise of one inch to tie foot higher at  the centre. That is, a driveway  twenty-four feet wide should be one  foot higher in the centre than at the  side. This amomnt of crown compared with European practice may  Appear excessive, bjit with gravel  ybads, aud roads metalled with the  quality ot stone commonly available  t'his crown is no more than sufficient  to provide for the wear and settlement, consistent with good surface  drainage.  The ejjavation of the road above  the level of the abjacent land need  not be greater than is sufficient to  provide ^gainst the overthrow of  storm water, which should always  be guarded against. The depth of  the open drain must vary according  to the amount of fall and the quantity of water to be provided for; also  according to the sub-drainage needed  and provided. When tile sub' drains  are lUed, the open drain can usually  be very shallow; in which case the  width ofthe graded roadway can be  narrowed, there being no danger of  accidents such as are caused by a  Beep "trench at the roadside- The  tile'drains, as elsewhere stated,  should be placed telow severe frost,  us-ually a depth of three or four feet.  A very notable defect of mcs'.  country roads is the flat or even concave surface; others present the opposite extreme, and are sp rounded  up as tb be dangerously high in the  centre, making it difficult for vehicles  to turn put in passing. Roads must  be crowned .-ufficiently to shed the  water from the centre to the open  drains it the side, otherwise water  will stand in the roadway, soak into  it, soften and cause rapid wear and  decay; but a crown that is higher  than is necessary to properly drain  the surface is also objectionable.  The amount of crown must be  sufficient, tn/tkie newly-constructed  road to provideTor wear and settlement. It should be greater in the  Softer and JQUgher varieties of pavement than jii those which are hard  and imogthi S\ gravel road, or a  broken ^orfj,' road, must have a  frenter crjnwn than a brick   pave-  ment. The amount of crown needed  on a gravel road, or one of broken  stone varies with each of these classes according to the quality of gravel or stone, the nature of the subsoil and the care taken by rolling to  provide against settlement. The  amount of crown for newly-built  gravel roads has beeu stated as one  inch of rise to the foot of width from  the edge of the ditch to the centre  of the road, and this 9hoiitd be increased in the construction roads on  hills according to the steepness of  the grade.  The amount of crown should not  be more than sufficient to provide  for surface drainage. A steeper  crown than is necessary tends to  confine traffic to the centre of the  road, and in turning out the weight  pf the load is thrown on one pair of  wheels in such a way as to rut the  side of the road. The shape of the  crown is a matter on which expert  road-makers differ, but with the  class of material available for roads,  and the methods and plans of construction, a form as nearly circular  as possible will be found most serviceable and most easily obtained.  Hotel Colonial  J. K. I.VSLKY, Prop.  Kates, $1,50 and J&.oj ptr day,  Special   attention given   to Commercial  Travellers.   ■  Oor. McKcuzie and Clorkson Sts.  New Westminster, B. C.  Clarington Hotel  South Westminster, B C  Strictly first class accommodation,    flood stabling.   Careful attention given to horses.  J. WISH, Prop  Dear Miss,—Please to excuse  Willy for absens. He fell down-  stares just before skule time, and we  feered his internal insides was hurt  at first, but we find they aint. It's  a brusing of the eppydermis of the  outside hide, and his hip hurt some.  When God doth make a lovely thing  The finest and complstest,  He makes it little, don't you know,  For little things are sweetest.  Little flowers, little birds,  Little diamonds, little pearls,  £ut the dearest things on earth,  ^re the little boys ami girls.  —Exchange.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that thirty  days after date I intend to apply to  tlie Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for a lease of the foreshore of Kwomais Pojnt situate in  New Westminster district, commencing at a point'marked H C. on  the south east corner of Kwouiais  Point, thence one mile in a north  westerly direction.  Harry Carter,  Dated 16th July, 1902.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days  after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and  WorKS for a lease of the foreshore  of English Bluff beacji, situate in  New Westminster district, commencing at a post marked G. H. W.  thence west, north westerly one  mile.  Gkorgk Hknry Wkst.  Dated 21st July, 1902.  NOTICE,  Take notice that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Hon.  the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for a lease of the foreshore of that portion of Blackie's  Spit, situate in New Westminster  District commencing at a post  marked G. H. W. thence six hundred and twenty yards (620) in a  south easterly direction, thence  eleven hundred and thirty-five yards  (1135) in an easterly direction.  George Henry West.  Dated 16th July 1902.  HOTEL LELAMD  R. Dow b we 11, 1'rop.  Vancouver, B. C.  NOTICE  NOTICE Is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a lease of thr foreshore of Bedwell Harbor on Pender Island, commencing at a pos:. on Wallace Point marked \V.  Me. and attending in a north westerly tlirectiou  one mile on south shore of Bedwell Harbor.  Dated July loth, 19'J2.  W. McCREA.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is ..ereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the chief cum  misflioncr of lands aud works for a lease of the  foreshore, commencing at a post marked H. R.  on the south east poi:;t of Pender taland and extending one mile In a north westerly direction  to the mouth of Bodwell Harbor.  Dated July loth, 1902.  ;iU7GH   RADFOBp.  One block from C. 1'. R. Ut-pot and Steamboat  wharves. Newly renovated antl re-modelled  Rates, $1.50 to $3 per day.  Cor,'Granville and Ila^tiugsSts.   «   -   -   TeL 14.  Surrey Hotel,  SOUTH Westminster, b. c.  rir£. K. George, Proprietress.  Newly furnished throughout',   l-'irst class accom  modation.   Choice liquors and cigars,  flood stabling in attendance.  Mackay & Southon  Columbia street,   -   NEW WHSTMmSTBR.B.C.  Have just placed iu stock their second installment of  -   Wall Paper  -  n  jew patters and at moderate prices, and cor-  d;n.11v invite inspection of surae.  il lii ii!  Across America.  A solid vestibuled train daily in  each direction.  Leaves Westminster, ioa.rn. ferry-  Arrives Westminster by 2:30 p.m.  ferry.  Finest equipment in the west.  Fastest time to Kootenay and the  east.     Tickets on sale to all points  in Europe.  D. P. .SANDERSON,  Agent.  NKW  WESTMINSTER, B. C.  C. P. ]\T. Co.  TIME TABLE  NEW  WESTM J N S T R R-STK V KSTON  ' KOUTE.  Steamer Transfer, leaves New Westminster, Monday 5 a.m. and 3 p.  m., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Friday  3 p.m, Saturday 2 p.m. Leaves  Stevestqn Mon., Tues., Wed.,  Thurs, 7 a. m, Friday 6 a.m.,  and Saturday 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  calling at Fraser River landings  between New Westminster and  Steveston;  VICTORIA NEW  WESTMINSTER  '■' '    KOUTE.  S.S.   Prinoess   Louise   leaves Victoria  Tuesdays   and Fridays   at 7   a.m.  Leaver   New   Westminster   Wednesdays   and   Saturdays at 7   a. m.,  calling  at Mayne,   Steveston  and  Guichon.  NEW WESTMINSTEK-CH1LLIWACK  KOUTE.  S.S. Peaver leaves New Westminster  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. Leaves Chilliwack  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m., oallinu- at h'raser  River landings between New  Westminster and  Chilliwack.  ALASKA ROUTE.  For Skagway direct, Stuamship  Amur.  VICTORIA-VANCOUVER ROUTE.  S.S. Charmer leaves Victoria daily ut  1 a.m.    S.S.  Charmer leaves Vancouver daily at  1:16 p.m.  WEST COAST ROUTE.  Steamer  Queen  City    loaves    Victoria  Ist,  10th  and 20th day  of month  for     l't-      Renfrew,     Carainanah,  ClaOose, Dodgers Cave, Ecolo, Al-  berni, Sochart, Uclulet, Clayocfuot  und Ahouset.    For Cape Scott and  intermediate    ports     on    20th    of  month.  NOKTHERN  B.C.  COAST ROUTE.  S.S. Tees leaves Victoria 11  p.m.  1st  and  15th of montjli.    Leaves Vancouver 2 p.m. on 2nd und 10th of  jconth,   for Alert   Bay,   Fort   Rupert,   Rivers   Inlet,   Namti,    Bella  Bella,    China    Hat,    Lowe    Inlet,  Skeena   River,    Metlakatlah,   Port  Simpson, Naas River and intermediate ports, colling at Bella Coola  and Skidigate once a month.  All   steiimers   from   Vuncouver   sail  from C.l'.K. wharf.    The Company reserves   the   right    of   changing   time  table at  any time   without   notification.  For    full    particulars    ns   to   time,  ratea, etc., apply to nearest agent, or  to  J. W. TROUP, E. J. COYLE,  Manager, Asst. Gen. Bass Agt.  Victoria. Vancouver.  "• ■   ■ - tlJ :i|8$  FROST & WOODS Open End Binders will harvest  any crop. Roller and Ball Bearings, Extra Wide Deck,  Relief rollers and other modern iniprovenients. Other makes  iu stock.    Catalogues free on application.  T. J. Trapp & Co. Ltd  i  TRAPP  BLOCK, Columbia St.,  NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.  WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEPOT.  ii^piwiM.    ■■■■     «...      ■ ■■ ■■■■■■■ ■ 1 n,i——^mm^mmmm^  LARGE STOCK   OF     :     :     :  Wines, Liquors & Mineral Water  Kept on hand and ready to  r   -   fill Qrdew at Short Nqtioe.   -   -  Retail Dealers and other visitors to the city should inspect the stock.    Quality and  to match tW best.   Family trade a specialty, with prompt delivery guaranteed.  Sole /igent for British Colombia for tlie Famous .-lllouei! Magnesia Mineral Water.  HARRY FREEMAN,  New Westminster, B. C.  Front Street, Next Steamboat Exchange.  Always in Season  The Suggestion to Buy Home Foods  WHEN THEY ARE THE  BEST   IN   THE   WORLD  tbe Brackmati'Ker Cereals  S-rojwn and Hon  YOUR  Home Grown and Home Made  SHOULD HAVE A yrtllD BREAKFAST  PLACE ON       I   U U K TABLE  ALL     GROCERS  B. C. CIGAR FACTORY  B. C—Noted  Brand.  PHOENIX—With  Eagles.  OLD SPORT-Always  Reliable.  jg. WILBERG & CO. nkw Westminster, b. c.  V. O. BOX Ml.      ' ..•'••  A ■,....•.. ^ . v ...  1 •      \ 1  ■L  Farm Implements  Of all kinds.      New and up-to-date.      Farmers    j  should not be without machinery for their farms    j r  Cyelery Department  Has been restocked with the best makes of Bi-    ■ •  cycles.     You can.   buy a   Bicycle at the lowest  price.    Repairing of all kinds.  Washing Midlines  Makes washing ;.„u easy task.      To see  one of    ' •  these machines will convince you they are 0,K,  GENERAL   AUCTIONEER.  J. F. Stainton, N Ladner. i  Binder Twine, Baling Wire  Bai ng Ties  Cheapest and Best  R. F. ANDERSON A CO  NBW WESTMINSTER, 8. C.  ■T, i it, 1 ,T- i it, i it, * .1. k .1. A it. t .T. + i", t it. i «  i Delta Transfer Stable  f LADNER, B. C.  t SINGLE AND DOUBLE RIGS AND SADDLE HORSES   :  | ON SHORT NOTICE  t Team Work Done at Specially Low Prloes*  JOSEPH JORDAN, Proprietor.  + Telephone " Ladner V No. io.  tbe Delta Dews, $1 a pear  **+*yy '$;;.? *»  THE DELTA NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1902.  LOCAL  NEWS,  E.. Fawcett returned to Yictoria.  Wednesday morning,  The "smeltery" across the river  is iu evidence occasionally lately,  Robert May spent a cot»pl« days  in the cities this week 0051 business.  Mm, Reid returned Twsday from  ft few days visit at Vancouver with  friends.  Miss Daisy Davis" application fcas  keen accepted for th? Gulfeide  school.  The Dairymen's Association will  hold a meeting at Agassiz next  Tuesday evening.  Reeve D, Johnson of Surrey and  Mrs. Johnson were, visitor* to West?  punster Tuesday.  Mrs, Fred parmiter and child  arrived home from New Westminster the first of the week,  The Misses Skinner's of Vancouver who were visiting with Miss  Dsvies returned home Thursday.  The carpenters are 'again work*  ing at Jos, Jordan's new dwelling  which was begun several months  ago.  E. Fawcett whil* in town  superintended the work of an additional coat of paint to F, J. Mackenzie's drug store.  Mr. and Mrs. F, Lytie of Vancouver arrived on Thursday afternoon's boat and are the guests of  Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kirkland.  For the life of the celebrated des-  porado, Harry Tracy, with full account of his wonderful escapades.  Leave orders at the Drug Store,  Ladner.  P. Clark returned Tuesday from  th? Okanagan country where he  had taken Mrs. Clark who will remain there some time for the benefit  of her health.  The farmers have almost finished  housing their hay crop. Although  there has been considerable rain the  hay has not been damaged except  in a few cases.  The contractors commenced work  on the Mechanics' Institute reading  room on Tuesday morning. The  building is being rushed to completion, and will shortly be ready  (or occupancy.  A number of Ladner people took  advantage of the excursion to  Steveston on the steamer Beaver  on Sunday, to view the departure of  the fishing! fleet from the different  canneries for the drift at 6 o'clock.  Adam Axleson who has been engaged at the Windsor cannery on  Skeena River since spring, returned  to Ladner Tuesday. He reports  everything as being good in that  section and that all Delta boys are  well.  The Ladner Cornet Band played  at the residence of Councilor Arthur  on the Slough road, Wednesday  evening, The councilor and family  entertained the "boys" in royal style,  refreshments being in abundance.  Besjdes the band quite a number of  guests were in attendance.  It is quite likely that the C. P. N.  company will run an excursion  from Westminster to Steveston on  Sunday, August 17th. to allow  people to witness the fishing fleet  •tart out at six o'clock. The rate  from Ladner will be twenty-five  cents return, Tickets will be on  gaje at the wharf,  Thefqnerftl pf William Thomas  Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles  Davis topk place frgm the family  residence to Boundary gay cemetery  on Sunday afternoon.. T?he young  lad had reached the age of sixteen  years, and until a cpnpje pf years  ago was enjoying fine health, having every prospect of attainii g the  full age'of manhood. The family  have the sympathy of the commune  Ijv in jjhis their time of sorrow.  W'. H, Ladner was at New West:  minster en Tuesday attending a  meeting cf the Dairymen's Association,  James Nelson has purchased a  threshing machine which arrived  last Saturday and will shortly begin  making a tour of the district.  The prize list for the annual provincial fair held at New Westminster, are being circulated throughout  the district. The dates arc September 30. October 1, 2, 3.  nn mi  Watchmaker  and Jeweler  LADNER, B. C.  »  A full  Jewelery,  Piano for sale. Apply to G- T  McNally.  Protect your horses and cattle by  using "Shoofly," a reliable preparation put up and for sale by F. J.  Mackenzie, druggist,  Farm For Sale  A good farm for sale,  suitable for stock or grain,  good water. Easy distance of Ladner, situated  on Trunk road. Further  particulars apply  A. care of NEWS Office.  NOTICE  The semi-annul meeting of the  Dairymen's and Live Stock Association will be held in the Town  Hall, Agassiz, on Tuesday, August  12th, 1902, at 10p.m., for the transaction of general business.  L. W. Paisley.  Secy-Treas.  FOUND.  Small bay horse lost by a man at  daybreak, Saturday morning July  26th, who enquired for Ladner s  Landing. Owner can have same  by proving property and paying  costs. G. Lasseter,  Ladner.  We have the stock, we know how  to treat you well, and feel that we  are entitled to your patronage. Try  us for anything usually kept in a  first class drug store.  Specialties:  MAGAZINES, STATIONERY,  AND SPECTACLES.      -     -  F. J. MacKenzie,  LADNKR,    -   -   -   -   B. C.  Drugs, medicines, toilet articles,  stationery supplies, sporting goods,  etc., delivered free at Boundary  Bay Tuesdays and Fridays.  COCK   01  s'atche,-.  1 gh grade  nd Clocks  Repairing a specialty. If you have  any work leave it with me and I  will guarantee satisfaction.  mcsH  TRUITS  Peaches,  Apricots,  Pears,  Plums,  Prunes, &c.  Moderate  Prices  CITY BAKERY  DO YOU NEED  HARNESS  If so place your order early  and avoid the spring rush.  Everything in Harness  and Saddlery at  Moderate Prices.  h. Mcdowell  LADNER, B. C.  BOOTS  &  SHOES  EOR   BARGAINS  IN    THESE     GOODS  CM.I.  OK  DRYGOODS  GENT'S  FURNISHINGS  W. L HcBRIDE  PORT GUICHON, B. C.  'Phone 5  CHOICE  GROCERIES  COME AND INSPECT  THESE GOODS  SATISFACTION  GUARANTEED  e  ;  i  i  i  BEST       T  BRANDS OF J  FLOUR     Z  ROBERT MAY I  is m \  AVeathain Street,  Ladner,  B.C.  Agent for  Gurnet  J  Oxford Stoves.  i Sewing Machine Requisites  Needle, Oil, etc.  ».»^.%^.».%.^<k'»'%^k-%.'V*-»'»«V^.-^>k'».  >$••«  •••••©•«•©•««  Commencing MONDAY, AUGUST 4th  All Summer Goods to be cleared out at cost to make  room for the fall deliveries.  MACKENZIE'S  DRYGOODS  STORE.  LADNER.  ^••••••••©•••3«©oO«C»  ^•CeCaO^Ca £eG *©*•••  INSURE YOUR PROPERTY   with   Fu J. Hart  New Westminster, B. G.  The Leading Insurance Agency  -   Money to Loan,   -  \  i»at«(S»eO°9»3*3»^»3l»3»J» •©•©•©•••••••••©•©•e»0  X  + A NEW LINE OF  1  LADIES BLOUSES       , LADIES SAILORS  LADIES SKIRTS LADIES WHITE UNDERWEAR ;  AND STAPLE DRYGOODS  t   FRESH :-: GROCERIES x EVERY x WEEK   '•  l  AT   I   fr J. lyukberson's  4-4-f>H-^-H-H-H-f ^-f »H-l-f-H-14-f ♦+4-H-ffr-H- ♦■»»•!■ t •H-MflH*  Summer is here and you need a stove that  will do the greatest amount of cooking  with the least amount of heat   -    -    -    -  J i  ii  I A McGary Famous Stove j  will fill the bill.  ■St.  k  ii  !  MARSHALL SMITH  Sole Agent  LADNER, : : : B. C  THE FAMOUS  Queen Quality Shoe  FOR WOMEN  LADIES :      If you want to wear the shoe that won the highest  honors at the Pan-American Exposition, then ask tor the Queen Quality-  shoe, it received the GOLD HEDAL.  This is the reasons we are selling " Empress Shoes " at cost as they  have never received a medal of any kind and are not. to be compared  with the The Famous Queen Quality.  We are sole agent for New Westminster.  w. e. Sinclair, mmmmmmM  NOTICE TO CAMPERS  Fishermen & Picnic Parties  The new store at Boundary Bay is now completed and carries a fuU,  stock of Choice Groceries, Canned Goods and everything a camper needs.  Cigars and Sott Drinks. Good Bathing.  Call at the Old Stand lately* occupied by P. Clark.  First class work. Your patronage solicited.  W. H. TAYLOR,     -     -     PROP.  > <  $  Special! Special!  MEN'S NAVY HARD FINISHED SERGE ♦  SUITS.   This week $6.50, Size from 36-42 «»  YOUTH'S as above $6, Size 32-35  J. E. PHILLIPS  709-711 Columbia Street   ;-;     New Westminster,  A:»-A^^^A-*-^^A^r*-A^-A-*-A^-A^i <»«^A-.-A.»^*~l***it-+<ty..<A*A.»~*f^,

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