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The Delta Times Feb 28, 1914

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Array Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
l.eali-ed on    Debentures of
Municipal Hall and East Delta
Drainage Scheme Arrives.
The- money realized through the
l-ie'oi the municipal hall and East
In'l,, Drainage debentures, was re-
e(j by Clerk McDiarmid on Tues-
I* . j "turned into the Royal Bank
L( Canada where it will be used to
I L 0ii the loans secured on these
|Law*  last year.  -
���j[lr , raiuage scheme is complete
I,. ������' also the municipal hall and in
I.C i-i ter, the ratepayers have a
liufldi'ig to which they can point
I.".*, just ;pi-ide as the structure
(built of  brick  and   concrete  would
Delta    Protective      Association    Is
Sound Financially���Considerable
Benefit to Farmers.
Ibe i
-redit to any community in the
The price netted the
I unlcfpslity for the bonds waB 86.05
|.Blj the amount received is $26,-
(6j so. The bonds which are of
���twenty vears' duration amounted in
lull to'?;V'.292.	
Within the course of the next few
l-j-eeks travellers who have occasion
lit, use the ferry from Ladner to
I Wood w aril's Landing will be enabled
Ito ensconce themselves In a cosy
heading and r*st room at the wharf
Lt tbe atter place and In addition
I they will be able to procure a hot
llnnih at all hours of the day. Pert
{inission to erect a building on the
War:' Landing has been granted Mr.
|*. G. I.ei ion by the Richmond coun-
|ci'l. and the lumber for the building
.iv ordered. A feature of the
iceiv building will be a special room
[for ladles, ever which    department
... I. mon will preside, and the ln-
tnovai should prove a great boon
Ito ferry travellers who now are often
| compel Inl to wnit for an hour or
jmore on the bleak wharf either for
Ithe terry or for the auto stage.
At tuneral   of  the  late Mrs.
(.���in Gilchrist last  week, the floral
Itrlbutea received were many and var-
te of them being:  Cross, .Mr.
land Mrs.  Hume;     pillow,    Maggie,
sWIllI    iml  Father;   spray,  Mr. and
]Mrs   Mitchell;   spray,   Mr.  and  Mrs.
IDr. Ottewell;   wreath,   Mrs.   Storey
I mi T. Hume; wreath, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Harris;  cross, Mr. and Mrs. P.
I Land:   wreaths,   Mr.   Pindlay  Murray Mr. and Mrs. Chlddel, Mr. and
IMr.. P.  Paterson,  Mr.  Duncan  011-
Ichrlst. Mr. and  Mrs.  J.  Mills, Mrs.
]A. Mathers and T.  Grant,  Mr.  and
Mr-   11.   Burr,   Mr.   and   Mrs.   John
I Burr. Mr. and Mrs. John Whitworth,
nd Mrs,    George    Adams,    H.
jKln-      Sprays,   Mr.   and   Mrs.  Wll-
IHam Holmes. Mr. nnd Mrs. Hodgson
|Ml Arthur;  cross, J.  P.  Burr and
family;  ���mohor,  Mr.  and Mrs. John
iray,  Mr. and Mrs. A. But-
j ' . tr, Mrs. nnd    the    Misses
;  spray, Mr. and Mrs.  Ed.
pil, Mr. nnd Mrs. H. L. Wilson, Mr.
David  Price,     Miss     Irene
Although the proceedings of the
Delta Game Protective Association
hav-e been prosecuted under a sound
business management for the past
year and despite the fact that the
organization Ib in a sound financial
condition, there was a very poor
turn out of members at the annual
session laBt Wednesday, but what
the meeting lacked in numbers it
made up in enthusiasm aud faith lu
the work being accomplished and
the oliicials left with the firm intention of sticking to their guns and
making the association forge to tbe
front irrespective of the feeling prevalent in some circles that the association Is doomed to die a sudden
and quiet death.
All members declared that the association had been the direct cause
of eliminating the trespasser from
their lands and had also caused the
promiscuous shooting ot cattle to
become almost obsolete, and they
were sure that, beyond any shadow
of doubt, the association had proven
a great success where ever any
neighborhood had come in as members and bad worked for the protection of each other. In localities
where only a portion of the residents
had joined the effect had not been
so good.
Lack of sufficient government
game wardens was another cause of
complaint at th�� sitting, and the
president asserted that although he
had made several visits to Provincial
Warden Bryan Williams, asking
assistance, he had yet to know of a
warden being, on the job in Delta.
He guessed the wardens had put lt
up to the local association to protect
their own birds. Mr. Brown, of
Colebrook, declared that the association had proven a great success
in hts locality last year and had i
been the means of scaring away
many -hooting parties who otherwise j
would have ranged the locality there. '
He thought this year would prove
even  more successful.
This is prediction of Mr. C. E.
Tisdall at Annual Board of
Trade Banquet���Optemistic
Speeches Feature Ladner'*
Premier Public Function���
Ferry Service Discussed.
Xanaimo Conservatives Approve Attitude or Provincial Administration in Situation.
NANAIMO, B.C., Feb. 20.���At a
meeting last evening, under the
auspices of the Nanaimo Conservative Association, which was largely
attended by miners as well as lead-
Inn businessmen, the following resolution was passed:
"That this gathering of Conservatives of the City of Nanaimo    expresses its full and unabated confidence In the government of British
Columbia and its hearty approval of
Its action in regard to the strike of
the  coal  miners  on  Vancouver     Island, being fully convinced that Sir
Richard   McBride,     as   Minister     of j
.Mines,  and  Hon.  W.  J.  Bowser,  as |
; Acting Minister of Mines, discharged
ithe   responsible   duties  of  their   of-
i flees .In  the   best   interests   of     the
local community."
U.S. limits    Strong'   Pressure    to
Hear on  Villa   to  Secure lis
WASHINGTON.  Feb.   25.���Strong
I; "ii  Villa to surrender Ben
ds  is being brought to bear
1      '   Washington    administration.
I" is believed     President    Wilson's
jjj-lley m.vard the    Mexican    rebels
on the result.     The State de-
iWrtnieiii   ia   nearly   convinced   that
1 Bauch, German-American ae-
custii    :   being  a  Federal  spy and
m. t\iue, an Englishman, who went
I Tom Kl Paso to Juarez to seek Ben-
|'"u. have been executed.
Marines for Vera Cruz.
Iii    scout cruiser    Chester    left
;"���'������'   'day  convoying  the  transmit Prairie; with eight hundred and
|J">' marines aboard, and the moni-
|*or Tonopah loaded  with arms aud
on,  to  Vera  Cruz.     It  is
tai the administration ls con-
M'aerlng placing a guard of marines
I o*.er tli.   American legation In Mexi-
I c�� City,
�� "���iinzit Not ln Sight.
bL I'ASO, Feb. 25.���General Car-
j��".*a. much wanted, could not be
"uiiii uidny. Representatives of
lne Washington government thought
��e m,-n; overrule Villa's refusal to
""���render  Uenton's body.     Rumors
WINNIPEG, Feb. 20.���Tbe Manitoba legislature has found it necessary on the eve of proroguing, to
rush through a bill ror two and a
half million dollars. The money ls
to be used under the Good Roads
Act passed at the present session.
Yesterday Treasurer Armstrong explained that it had been discovered
that there was no provision in the
Good Roads Act for raising the two
and a half million dollars required.
I'nless the rules of the House were
suspended and the supplementary
bill was passed, the act would be inoperative for lack of funds.
The Opposition allowed the bill to
gc  through.
The House will prorogue today.
"'' "t that he had left Sonora.
'ders at Juarez denied this,
'i- admitted they do not believe he
s witii the official party on its way
I r-m Chihuahua City to Nogales.
Itevolt on (iunboat.
���N0';ai.1.S, Ariz.,  Feb.  25.���Mess's from San Bias apparently con-
. 'm reports  that- the   officers  and
Li,,'1'  lhe Federal gunboat Tatu-
loil aU^��   rono��nced    Huerta   and
ji inert the rebels.  Constitutionalists
o th0norrl coll-1"'ited the acquisition
!iii throughout the night!
m4l 'AS:o'Tcxa8'Feb- 26--a-
ae.ls, who gave his address at
-fho .rnon street, Brooklyn, and I
thr. r:','; 1,is fftther vvas a director o !
1 ' "'��� " Trust Company of Brook-
released  from the Juarez'
J5��h ��as still there.      ... ....... ...
-   ���.-"���re five   Americans    besides
"rday afternoon.      He said
In jail, he
,-,n.'' l-dward Trabard, Matt OM-
Ud' , *-avl8- v- E. Goodman;
ton '' rall*oa*1 man    named Thorn-
There was an exceptionally good
attendance at the New Westminster
market yesterday morning while the
supplies In nil lines was good with
Ihe result that Iradlng was brisk.
No change w-as noticed In the
prices of poultry which remained at
21 to 23 cents a pound live weight
although the supply was good. Eggs
which last week dropped to 86 cents
a dos-en retail were still selling at
this price yesterday while 30 cents
was the wholesale quotation. Butter was-40 cents a pound retail.
Meats of which there was an average quantity did not vary from the
quotations of last week.
Fresh salmon both spring and
steelhead were absent from the ninr-
Icet although there was some frozen
Of b.th kinds. Herrings nnd ooll-
cahna were plentiful nt three pounds
for 25 cents while smelts fetched 10
rents per pound. As usual spring
rowan were in abundance at lnst
Friday's prices.
The regular meeting of the Delta
board of school trustees will take
place in council chambers on Satur- ,
dav ne\t when the usual batch^of
monthly accounts will be passed and
the monthly reports received from
the various teachers. School Trustee David Price will take his seat
as a member of the board on that
That he looked forward to the
time a tew years hence when a
brlage from Woodward's Lauding to
Ladner would be uec.ssary to accommodate the trade and traffic of
the Delta, was the assertion made
by Mr. C. E. Tisdall, M.P.P., of Vancouver, in speaking of the recently
established government ferry service
at the second annual banquet of the
Delta board of Trade held last eveff-
ing in Mt-Neely's Hall.
The terry service had been an eye-
opener to the government, said Mr.
Tisdall, and the traffic had reached
such proportions in the brief period
it had been in operation that he felt
that the improvements already
sought by the residents were justified, and he further believed that
with the B.C.E.R. and C.N.R. in
operation to Woodwards from Vancouver and New Westminster that
the traffic would ultimately reaok
such pro-portions that a bridge would
be essential and the expenditure
upon such by the government fully
warranted. Mr. Tisdall pointed out,
however, that it lay with the people
of the Delta to foster the trans-river
trade and bring about these improvements in traffic facilities which
he believed would be needed before
many years had passed.
A Great Function.
The banquet will go down in the
annals of the district as one of the
fereatest functions which it has witnessed. All corners of the Delta
were represented in the assemblage
of over 200 that gathered about tht!
festive board. The ladies were present in a host and in consequence
practically every speaker of the evening took occasion to voice his
v it ws on the question of women's
lhe principal guests were Hon. W.
R. Ross, M.P.I'., Mr. C. E. Tisdall,
Vancouver, M.P.P., Mr. F. J. McKenzie, member for Delta, and Reeve
A. D. Patterson.
All spoke in optimistic vein of the
prospects of the Delta. Besides
uealing with the question of traffic
facilities, Mr. Tisdall touched on the
topic of financial and trade recession
in B.C. He denied that any such
thing as recession existed although
he agreed that there had been a
thcided setback In real estate speculation aud gambling during the past
years. As a mat er of fact despite
this talk. British Columbia had
Shown it-elf to be on a more sound
ti .:. than ever. OUT natural resources are greatly In excess of any
pi rio.l in the history of the province, he s..id. The fisheries and
nuning industry, also the lumber,
bad shown great expansion while
: giicultui'e had grown at an astonishingly rapid rate. The fisheries
: nd mines were paying substantial
dividends while the valleys throughout B.C. would be in a very short
t in.- producing everything needed by
tlie people ot the province, except
what could not be produced under
the climatic conditions, such as
tropical fiuits, etc. Mr. Tisdall saw
a greet opening for the Delta in the
mill, and by-product trade. He bell vi d the dl=trict would be ultimatly
able to amply supply the butter demands of the ctiy of Vancouver and
cause the discontinuance of the vast
importations of this product annual-
lv from Australia and foreign countries.
Hon. W. R. Ross.
Hon. W. R. Ross treated many
problems which the government had
had to face, dealing principally with
the criticisms mnde In respect to the
land policy of the McBride government, It had been charged, he
said, there was no vacant land for
settlers and that all the good land
hnd been sold to speculators. Statistics showed that during the last
three years 11,000 pre-emption records hnd been Issued ln the province
and during 1913, 5,000 people had
taken up land ln tnnt way. Out of
the total public lands 93,000 acres
were available for the homesteader*
alone and this it was not possible
to buy. Two per cent, of the land
of the province had been sold and
the revenue resulting put towards
road and bridge, construction. One
of the first duties of the government
before It entered Into an energetic
colonization policy was to arrange
for means of transportation throughout the rich nnd fertile valleys of
the province. For this purpose the
/ollcy of railroad development hao
heen Instituted with the result that
out of the 5,000 miles of lines now
in operation the provincial government was responsible for 2,000 and
an additional 2,000 miles now under
construction.    "It  would   have  been
unwise," said the member, "to invite people to come where it wou.d
be impossible to provide a market
tor their products and where they
could not enjoy the modern comforts
to which every man is entitled. 1
tnink we are meeting all reasonable
uemands for homesteads in a fair
aud proper manner."
Mr. Ross also sketched the po.icy
of the government in respect to the
opening up of logged off lauds. He
described the auvantages of the recently introduced bill to cover royalties on timber, and briefly toid of
the object of the loan the government Intends to seek this year. This
money will be used principally for
the construction of trunk roads to
provide facilities for the entrance~of
settlers into desirable agricultural
Mr. V. J. MacKenzie.
To Mr. F. J. MacKenzie fell the
honor of replying to the toast
"Delta." The member first paid a
tribute to the zeal and energy of Mr.
Tisdall in respect .to his efforts towards the estab.ishment of the government terry. Mr. MacKenzie also-
dealt with the ferry service and felt
certain with Mr. Tisdall, that the
need of a bridge would be felt at a
not far off date. Sketching the salient features of the Delta Mr. MacKenzie declared that it was admitted
in the house that the district was
easily the greatest productive area
in (the province���the cHoicest and
best part of the province.
Chairman McKee.
In ihis preliminary "remarks tha
chairniau, Mr. D. A. McKee, sketched
the history ol the Board of Trade
during its brief four years of life.
The board, he said, had an average
membership of 60, and every member was an active worker. The chief
aim of the board was to keep the
pro.ific Delta to the front. In telling of the achievements of the board
Mr. McKee referred to the ferry service which he had reason to believe
would be further improved at no
very far off date. He compared the
present means of transportation with
tnose of the past and in conclusion,
declared that the old-timers had
e/ery reason to feel proud of thei
prosperity of the district.
In {proposing the toast of "Thei
Empire," Rev. J. J. Hastie asserted,
amid enthusiasm, that the blessing
of self-government had made the
British dominions what they are.
Rev. C. C. Hoyle gave suitable re-
Dr. A. A. King.
"The people of B.C. are just as
patriotic as in nny province of the
Dominion," said Dr. A. A. King, in
proposing the toast "The Province."
Reply to this toast was given by the
leading guest of the evening, Hon.
W. R. Ross, whose speech has already  been   referred   to.
Votes for Women.
Many interesting views on the
suffragette question were, voiced by
the different speakers. Mr. Leon J.
Ladner, in a masterly speech, espoused the cause of the women and
weight was added to his words by
Mr. S. W. Fisher, who went into the
economic reasons why women should
have the vote.
Mr. C. E. Tisdall came out flat-
footed against votes for women, but
before discussing his reason for so
doing naively remarked that he was
glad to see that there were no eggs
o,i the table, and if there were any
present with whose views he did not
agree, he asked them to pick out
softest oranges and apples.
Musical     I'l-ogi-aiiinie.
A very entertaining  musical programme was rendered.       Miss Ella
Walker   treated    the   gathering   to
many of the old-time Scotch songai,
which    were    loudly applauded and
J the artiste  was encored  repeatedly,
'with his funny musical sketches Mr.
I B.  C.  Hillam,  of North  Vancouver,
I brought   the   house   down   several
times, while Mr. E. L. Berry's rendition of "For  I'm  a Sailor Bold,"
could   hardly  have  been  surpassed.
The Prolific Ddlta.
Previous to the banquet a tastefully arranged booklet entitled "The
Prolific Delta," was circulated
among those attending. Contained
in this booklet were many interesting facts concerning the rich and
fertile Delta country, Its opportunities for the agriculturist and manufacturer and Its attractions for the
pleasure seeker. The pamphlet was
profusely Illustrated with scenes of
the Delta.
It was well on toward the "wee
sma' hours" when the gathering
broke up and the event will go down
ln the local archives of history as
the most successful and altogether
satisfactory social and public function ever held in the Delta municipality.
William Roxburgh, Late of Dominion
Fisheries Service, Dies at Age
of Eighty.
Word came from Vancouver yesterday of death in that city Thursday of Wm. Roxburgh, one of the
pioneer residents of New Westminster, and one of the pioneers of British Columbia. He was eighty years
of age at the time of his death. For
more than twenty years .Mr. Roxburgh was connected with the Dominion fisheries service, and was superintendent of the Bon Accord
hatchery. He resigned from the
service two years ago owing to failing health, and two months ago he
removed to Vancouver. He was unmarried, but leaves all the old timers to sincerely regret his demise,
and many close personal friends
among the pioneers of the city and
Air. Roxburgh was a sailor In his
younger days, and saw active service
in the British navy, being with the
British fleet in tho blockade of the
Black Sea during the Crimean war.
Coming to Canada a few years later,
he joined the Canadian Pacific surveying corps, and later headed the
commissary department of the survey, being in charge of tbe camp at
Kamloops from the early 70's where
all the surveying parties for British
Columbia were outfitted and manned, until the surveys were completed and the camp closed about 1S80.
He came to the coast a little in advance of construction, reaching New
Westminster in the middle SO's and
a couple of years later joined the j
fisheries service remaining with it j
until failing health compelled his
resignation. Friends are now ar- |
ranging for the funeral, which will I
be held in this city, interment being j
at Sapperton.
W. A. Kirkland    Unanimous   Choice
for President���Other Officers
E'.ected at Annual
Officers for the Delta Game Pro-
I tective   Association   for     the     year
11914 were elected on Wednesday at
| the annual meeting as follows. Hon.
President, H. J.  Hutcherson;   President,   fa*.   A.   Kirkland;   Vice-President.    Thomas    Hume;     Secretary-
Treasurer, A. deR. Taylor.     All reelected.
Tlie board of directors will b9 as
follows:   H.  Ambery, L. Hornby,  D.
A. McKee, J. Guichon    and   Joseph
j Brown.
Hon.    Frank Cochrane Finds    Trip
Necessary for lhe Benefit of
His Health.
OTTAWA, Feb. 2G���Hon. Frank
Cochrane, minister of railways,
leaves Thursday for t two months'
trip to England and the continent.
His departure during the session of
parliament is made necessary by the
condition of his health, which has
not been good for some months past.
During his absence Hon. J. D.
Reid will be the acting minister of
railways. Practically all estimates
for the departments have still to be
uealt with and there is certain to be
a long debate relating to the report
of the commission which enquired
into the cost of construction of the
National Transcontinental Railway.
Since the inauguration of the parcels post system some weeks ago the
work  of the local  post office  staff
has   been   materially  increased  and
strange though It may seem, the majority of the  parcels    which    have
caused the extra labor,    have    contained four and six pound roasts consigned to the epicures of Vancouver
who prefer to buy their meat right
from the farm, as it were, and also
it is claimed that the addition of the
twelve cent rate on a six pound parcel does not then bring the meat up
to the price at  which it is sold  in
Vancouver.    One day last week the
local  office  was  stacked high   with
parcels, the great majority of which
were    roasts    and    joints of  fresh
killed  meat.      Should  this practice
become general,   the local  butchers
will shortly be adding to their staff
of employees and the expert parcel
wrapper will be taking    precedence
over the meat cutters at The butcher
block.      Incidentally   the   price   of
roasts in Vancouver may be lowered
and one phase of the present  "high
cost    of    living"  be  materially  reduced.
First   Provincial     Synod   Closes   Its
Sessions With the Election Qf
VICTORIA, Feb. 20.���After adopt-
i Ing the constitution, the first provincial Anglican Synod closed its sessions last evening with the election
of  the  following  committees:
Executive committee���Archdeacon
Colllnson and Mr, J. C. McLellan for
Caledonia; Rev. Principal Seager
and Mr. J. McGill, for New Westminster; Kev. _'. n. 'uratiam and
Chancellor E. A. Crease for Kootenay, and the Very Rev. Dean Doull
and Mr. Percy Wollaston for British
Columbia, with the treasurer, Mr.
George Johnson, as an ex-officio
Finance committee���Mr. Harry
Bird, Mr. J. Blakenbach, and the
treasurer, Mr. George Johnson.
Committee on canons���Tbe House
of Bishops, the prolocutor, the secretary and chancellor, Mr. Lindley
Committee for the consideration of
all canons bearing on the beneficiary
funds: The Bishop of New Westminster as convener, Rev. Principal Seager, Mr. J. McGill, with power to add
to their number.
Measure   Also  Includes  $7,000   Per
Mile Increase of Guarantee
on Main Line.
VICTORIA, Feb. 25.���The extension of the Pacific Great Eastern
into the Peace River Country will
be an aecomplisbed fact if the bill
introduced at last night's session of
the Legislature passes the House.
Tbe bill provides for an extension
of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway from Ut* junction with the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway at or
near Fort George in a northeasterly
direction into the Peace River country for a distance of 330 miles.
Additional Provincial guarantees
towards the construction of the lines
of the Pacific Great Eastern are proposed in the bill Introduced by the
Premier. The bill provides for three
separute guarantees for the company; the first consisting of $35,000
per mile for 3u miles oi railroad
>\hkh constitutes an additional mileage over the amount scheduled in
'the original agreement between the
Government and the company; the
second for $7,000 a mile over and
above the original guarantee of $35,-
000 a mile for that portion of the
company's line between Vancouver
and Fort George, and the trird for
a guarantee of $35,000 per mile for
the extension and construction of the
company's line from Fort George to
the Peace River district, an estimated distance of S80 miles.
The bill stipulates that the company shall commence the Peace
River extension within three months
after the passing of the Act and that
thy entire line shall be open to traffic within three years.
The prucipal guaranteed by the
bill would be ?11,666,000 for the
Peace River section; $3,360,000 for
the main line section, and $1,050,-
000 for the main line addition.
The interest on the securities is
rated at 4 1-2 per cent, with maturity in July, 1942.
Vancouver's    Executive    Wants    Attorney-General to Amend Act
Regulating Theatres, Etc.
VICTORIA, Feb. 26.���Mayor Baxter of Vancouver had an Interview
with the Attorney-General yesterday
respecting the act regulating theatres
and cinematograph houses.
The mayor desired to have one or
two amendments inserted in the act
regarding the operation of moving
picture houses throughout the province which the act as printed did not
The Attorney-General promised to
give the matter his consideration before the bill was reconsidered on the
floou of the house.
The municipal council will meet
In regular session this afternoon
commencing nt 2.30 p.m. In addition to the us#.il routine of business
It is expected that a few minor
changes in the personnel of the municipal servants will  be announced.
ADELAIDE, Aus., Feb. 26.���The
steamer Aurora with Dr. Mawson,
the Antarctic explorer aboard, ls en
route back from hls latest expedition, according to news reaching
here. A civic welcome is being arranged for him.
Col. Sir William    Leishmnn    Wou.d
Like to See Compulsory Vacci-
nution in Army.
OTTAWA, Feb. 26���Col. Sir Wm.
Lelshmnn,  F.R.S.,  K.H.P., professor
o! pathology at the Royal Army Med-
lical  college,  London,   England,   who
I is generally recognized as one of the
I gi latest men in the medical profession  in Great Britaju, told a meeting of the assoclaticTn officers of the
medical services    o. Canada ln the
Chateau Laurier this afternoon many
of the results    of    his experiments
with typhoid vaccine, of which he has
made a special study.      He claimed
that tbe success of the    vaccine has
been demonstrated in a remarkable
way. especially ln tropica; countries.
| where typhoid    or   enteric   fever is
I more rampant than elsewhere.
I     He said he would like to see compulsory   vaccination   throughout   the
j British army,  the    same    as in tha
United States military forces.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 26.���Forty-eight
persons were injured, three probably
fatally, in two bob-sled collisions last
night, in the first accident a sled
carrying a dozen men and women
down a hill crashed into another
being drawn up the hill by an auto-
thobile. A few minutes later in another part of the city two heavily-
loaded sleds comPhg down opposite
inclines, met Vkeadllong, battering
one human load against the other.
MONTREAL, Feb .26���"I believe
that British Columbia Will favor the
guarantee to the C. N. R. propose I
by Sir Richard McBride," said Mr.
G. W. Shatford, M.P.P., here last
night. Mr. Shatford who went from
Halifax twenty years age to British
Columbia, is a first cousin of Ra.*.
A   P. Shatford of Montreal.
SATURDAY, FEB. 28, i9l4
Need for Close    Season   Is Another
Feature of Mr. Martin
Monk's Report.
Bui-quitlnm Fanners' Institute Building Is Finished nnd Supplies
Are Arriving.
BURQUITLAM, Feb.    2 7.���The
new grain warehouse that bas been
(From The British  Columbian.) under construction  by  the  Burquit-
The threatened domination of the! -am Farmers' Institute, on the Muni-
entire fishing    industry    of British letajl Srpunds near the Agricultural
���*��� - ���     bail, Austin road, is completed and
Columbia by the Japanese    and the t*-e institute is now busy getting in
necessity for a weekly close season j (supplies.     IThe   warehouse   Is, ex-
for the traps on the    coast    of the Pected to be of a great benefit to the
. _,'   . district and especially to the small
State of Washington were two prom-1, e|ldor|  ad provislons wlu be made
inent features of a most illuminating! whereby the farmer will be able
report submitted by Mr. Martin; to secure any amount of grain that
Monk, chairman    of    the    fisheries I *B wants, whether it be one sack or
i one ton.
committee of the Board of Trade, at,     j-^- building will be open at cer-
the board's annuai meeting last eve-; tain periods ol the week and will be
ni [in charge of a competent person. A
, , , n..eeting of the Institute will be held
bays the report:    Another matter Jn the very near future tor the pur_
that is engaging the attention of all! pose of arranging tlie days and to
thinking men connected with the in-| appoint some person to take charge,
dustry is the ever increasing number j L'ntil that time Mr. C. E. Cockerlll,
of Japanese fishermen, not only on Uhe secretary, is in charge.
the Fraser but all over the province, j The new building is 12 feet wide
Nothing can be said against thei and 20 feet long and is modern in
Japanese as fishermen; they are hard! --very respect. All of the work was
working and   reliable  but  the  ques-1 done by volunteer labor with Messrs.
tion arises, are the people of this
province going to stand idly by and
see one of the greatest resources of
the country entirely dominated by
thc people of an alien race? Already
they control almost entirely the herring and cod fishing, and to a great
extent the salmon', as far as catching them is concerned.
Two-thirds Jap.
George Alderson and C. E. Cockerlll
as the committee.
Two   Years   More  Will  Be   Allowed
for Completion of Company's
Branch Lines.
VICTORIA, Feb. 21.���An act providing further aid in the construction of the Canadian Northern Pa-
'Nearly two-thirds of fishermen I oifle Railway was introduced by Preen the Fraser river are Japanese andjmier McBride at yesterday's session
that means that two-thirds of thej-J'fthe legislature
money that is distributed for fish re- . Cider the bill he Provincial goy-
mnins in their hands, as very little of | e"lue��t a-f ef ^JZ^Jtr
it ever finds its way into he ordinal? gft R,?***^SfftJS
channels of trade, as they dea aP bentures t0 an amount not exceed-
most exclusively among themselves.,..lg a-*.*, <w*o *ar mile of the corn-
On the Fraser this fall, the Japanese) n��nZ.B main line.
caught the Qualla or dog salmon,; Unuer the original agreement,
si-lted them and brought out their | whk.n wag rat-_.ed by the legislature
own boats from Japan and loaded! ln January, 11)10, the province
them themselves, and took the fish agreed >o guarantee the 500 miles
back to their own country for sale, j n-oni Vancouver to the Yeilowhead
so that no benefit accrued to anyone) pass at the eastern boundary of the
but themselves. These fish are a , pi oi Ince, which constituted the main
perfectly good flsh and are BellingI line, to the extent of $35,000 per
ir Montreal and Toronto today at j miW, and the proposed act increases
from 10 to 12 rpnts per pound. Thejthls guarantee to $15,000 per mile,
qrestion arises whether it would notj The interest on the securities of
be better to preserve them for future the additional guarantee is fixed at
years than to allow them to be ex-j 4 1-2 per cent, and the principal
p'.oited for the sole benefit of the, wil1 mature in April, 1950.
Japanese. Thousands of tons ofi A provision is included in the act
bet-ring are shipped from the prov-j _"'-Mch extends the time ot comple-
ir.ee every year under the same con-!1,10,*1 ��f t*11e���1s���ve!'al b.rancl* llnes1��l;om
ditions and    except    for   the small ����  a;. 191,4'  *    **f -WI U*��;
'These lines include the branch irom
New Westminster to Steveston,  the
extension from  Victoria to Patricia
Bay, the line from New Westminster
to   Vancouver,    the     extension   to
Strathcona  Park  of  the Vancouver
Island line and  the Okanagan line.
Although   the   majority   of   these
lines is well under construction, lt ls
Dates and Lectures for Farmers' Institutes Are Announced
By Department."
Committee  Will  Go After Forestry
Building for Provincial Exhibition Tbls Year.
(From The British Columbian.)
At a meeting of the directors of
the Royal Agricultural and Industria, Society held last week in the
City Hall, at which there was a most
satisfactory attendance, the organization ofthe working committees for
the  next   provincial  exhibition   was
completed and action taken on many 1 	
important matters of administration j
that will give the fair of 1914 a j Announcement of dates and lec-
_ood start for far exceeding the sue- .tures for Farmers' Institutes of the
cessful exhibition of 1913. Most first circuit, has been made by the
marked was the enthusiasm of the department at Victoria. The first
men behind the best agricultural'circuit includes Vancouver island
exhibition in the West and *n out- land the Lower Mainland and lec-
come of this was not only the line i tures and demonstration begin at
tip of strong executive committee vlotorla F-iday next> and for two
but the organization ot a building |freekg th   left!turer8 wU1 be busy on
whom^rS^ �������ia*   at Strawberry
SjSvtaV he accommo'daTons1 Si���"* * S���*Z\ ^wnfh"?ft ",'
exhibits, the obtaining of a forestry ifwhere two sessions will be held, af-
building,  if that were possible and  ternoon and evening.   From that day
The Royal Bank of ��m<m
Incorporated 1860.
Capital Authorized     *25,oooooel
Capital Paid Up           ��,, -���,.���
' -,-   *1I��*00,000
Reserve Funds *13.500,00o
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Milli   L
Dollar*. ��"
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make even -t
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his fin��-,-r.
affairs.   "nanciai
Account* may be opened with d eposlts of One Dollar and Upward
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May -ti., . "11
November 30th each year. *M
H. F. BISHOP, Manager. LADNER, b.c.|
provision for more accommodation to
house a transportation exhibit.
Other committees were also named.
Mr. Nels Nelson, first vice-president, was in the chair in the absence
of President C. A. Welsh. The
Society by resolution expressed sympathy with the president in liis recent bereavement and the secretary
was instructed to draft a
In   furtherance  of  the  considera-
on until March 25 twoVsessions will
be held daily at some point in the
valley. It will be noticed that, save
at Mission City and one lecture at
Strawberry Hill, all lectures and
demonstrations are confined to
dairying and poultry raising. The
full programme is:  :
Strawberry Hill,"   Institute    hall,
letter of | strawberry Hill, Monday, March  16
.. 2 p.m.,W . H. Robertson, Vegetables;
tlon of ways and means to promole I"��� ,H' ��*fc demonstration killing
the success of the fair for this year, !"nd D1���5���*- 8 P;m" D- *����*�����
a special  committee was named  to  h��Ss and dair>' cattle:    R* Rive- i]
*********************************** *************.>*.wx,
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Ladner, B. O. Phono 2
| Sample Room. ��� Prompt Service
I   Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable
wait upon the Mayor and Council to
solicit civic support. The personnel
of this committee is President Welsh,
.Manager MacKenzie, First Vice-
President Nels Nelson ;Hon. Treasurer, G. D. Brymner, and Mr. George j hogs
Blekeley. ��� ture
Tbe executive committee was constituted as follows:
lustrated dairy lecture.
Coquitlam, Agricultural hall, Burquitlam, Tuesday, March 17  3 p.m.,
H. H. Grist,   demonstration    killing
md  plucking;   S   p.m.,  D.  Mclnnes,
H. Rive, illustrated dairy lee-
Mission, Board    of   Trade    room,
Mission 04ty,    Tuesday,    March 17,
His Worship, Mayor Gray, Aid. A. ,��� ., ,,-���.. ,
E. Kellington, Aid. W. Dodd, Geo. j 2-30 P.m., E Smith, co.d storage In-
S. Blakeley, L. Williams, F. H. Cun- ! vestigatlo.n: R. C. Treherne, vege-
uingham, Dr. C. E. Doherty, Dr. J. ;L��ble ���risect pests;  7.30 p.m., W. H.
license imposed on the salteries the
province reaps no benefit."
Importance of Industry.
Dwelling on the Importance of the
fishing industry to fhe city and district, the report points out that the
canneries paid out last summer two
million dollars to fishermen alone, understood that the extension of
v.hlle the cold storage and fresh time has been asked owing to the
fish firms paid out at least half a delay in the negotiations with regard
million dollars more. It Is also to the sale of the securities, which
roted ns a matter for congratulation, was deferred pending the passage of
that the sockeye run was better last the act assented to yesterday a_|ter-
stimmer than in the preceding "big noon,
year" of the 4-year cycle, the pack, 	
cf sockeyes exceeding that ot 1909 Ml*UDE1{    THREE    PASSENGERS.
by   over  100,000  cases,  an  increase 	
that would have been greater but for BELLINGHAM, Wash. Feb. 21.
the strike in the first few days of the --Three bandits _obbed 'the day
run- coach   of  a  Great  Northern     train
The removal of the Columbia Cold south of here last evening, murdered
Storage and the St. Mungo Canning three pasengers, and escaped with
Co.'s cold storage plant from the paltry loot. The affair Is probably
city is regretted ln the report, the the most atrocious crime in the hts-
former having a monthly payroll of tory of tj-ain robberies on the North-
$14,000 and the latter including the era Pacific Coast. The dead men
pay to their fishermen, which Is dis-'are: H. R. Adkison, building con-
bursed at the eity plant, nn average tractor, of the well known firm of
monthly payroll of iM7.si6.45. Mr. AdKisuu & Dill, Vancouver; Thomas
Monk, very modestly, does not refer! s- Wadsworth, a C. P. R. conductor,
to the payroll of his own firm, butiand R- L- h*e, of Bremerton. Wash.
i&part from his wholesale fresh fish! , . ���c';} Without a Groan.
business a 1 the fish for the Glen , ll ,R believed the robbers boarded
Rose cannerv. in which he Is inter- the trn, n at, Burlington. When it
e-ted, aro paid for nt his Front streetwa" ��ell under way they entered the
0jfj ! day coach from the smoking car, ty-
, ,! ing  handkerchiefs  over  the     lower
It is natural that the report should j part of their tace-     0ne 8tood ju8t
contain the suggestion that proper; *n?i(]e ,he d.00,.( one reraained in the
prevision should be made for the vestibule, and the third walked the
tying up of fishing boats at a public | length of the coach, commanding
slip, in connection with the harbor, the passengers to put up their
scheme. Tbe fishermen, as the bust-' hands. When this last reached the
..���ss men nr the city well know, are J further end of the car, the three
an important trade factor during the victims of the outrage sprang upon
fishing season, when they- are con- him and bore him to the floor. See-
ttantly drawing money an.l spending I Ing his partner was powerless,
it. bandit No.  2  came to his aid, and,
standing above tbe struggling men,
cold bloodedly fired three shots
I with fatal effect. According to a
witness, the victims must have been
instantaneously killed, as they died
without a groan.
Paltry Loot.
The murderer then helped hls
Mackenzie authorizes the to.lowinglcompanion to bis feet, and they
statement to be mule tn reply to the!again traversed the coach, relieving
"misleading criticism" of tbe Can l- the occupants of their valuables. It
dian   Northern's   affairs,   which   has; Is not believed that their booty ex-
l n oabli 1 to London from Toronto,  ceeded the paltry sum of. $50. Mean-
"Of the total securities guaranteed "''"".. ,the , ""���'������"-���>!��� of the train.
by the Dominion government and ^alizing the situation,, signalled for
Provincial governments amounting! * ��������"���. '"���<��� the ban("ls ���1-a(-'* thelr
to $188,000,000, we have only used    3Cnpe-
��� 181.000.000     on    constr���,,:,n J-      poMe_   ���( n.     0.,��e    \     ft
date.   Of   his latter a nount  $127- haru  M        ^- iim, ,, *
000,000 sUll remains on deposit with .,��� himt ,_ on but ow, t0 t,]p
the government and the Proyinda wlld n.ltur- of the P0UntrV| Some
governments tor Hi" completion of ,-������ht of theil. capture l3* -enter-
lines under construction. tained.
"As far as any    present    negotIa-|     The  Great   Northern  has  offered
tions with the Dominion government  a  reward of  $5000  for each  of the
are concerned we are    simply repre- robbers, dead or alive,
sentlng to the  government    that  in
G. .McKay, W. K. Gilley, L. A. Lewis,
Dr. F. P. Smith, T. J. Armstrong, S.
H-. Shannon, together with elected
officers and two members of the
City Council to be appointed by the
The new building and building repairs committee was named as follows: Messrs. W. R. Gilley, L. A.
Lewis, Aid. A. E. Kellington, G. D.
Brymner and G. H. Matbewson.
Other standing committees were:
Finance���His Worship Mayor A.
W. Gray, G. D. Brymner, hon. treasurer, W. R. Gilley, L. A. Lewis, Dr.
J. G. McKay.
Special Features and Attraction���
T. .1. Armstrong, Al' A. E. Kellington, ex-Ala. F. J. Lynch, Chief Watson.
Horse Show���F. H. Cunningham,
L. Williams, Dr. C. E. Doherty, Aid.
A. E. Kellington. D. C. McGregor,
Fire Chief J. H. Watson.
Children's Day, Auto Parade and
Carnival���C. A. Bourne.
Children's Day Sports���E. R. McMillan.
Sports and Athletic Games���Dr. F.
P. Smith.
Decoration���J. B. Jardlne.
Grounds���Alex.   Turnbull.
Music���M. J. Knight.
Reception���C. A. Welsh, presl
The question of making extensive j plucking; S p.m., D. Mclnnes, dairy
Improvements in the building was i feeds; H. Rive, cow testing,
brought to the attention of the direr- Maple Ridge, Hammond hai',
tors by Alderman Kelliflgton. It was Hammond, Wednesday, March 25, 3
time to consider these matters now p,m-( Hi H_ Grlsti demonstration kill-
he urged. Mr. W. R. Gilley also sug- *ng anrt nluuking: S p.m., D. Mcln-
gested thnt steps be taken n pro- ne3j datry teed8. H. Rivei illustrated
cure a forestry building, and ven-jtiairv lecture,
tured  the opinion  that  the  lumber l       " '	
Robertson, vegetables; 3. F. Smith,
Mission, Dewdney, Tuesday, March
17, S p.m., D. Mclnnes, hogs and
dnry cattle; H. Rive, Illustrated
dairy lecture.
Sumas, Municipal hall, Whatcom
road, Wednesday, March 18, 2.30 p.
ra., H. H. Grist, demonstration killing and plucking; D. Mclnnes, hogs
and dairy cattle.
Mats*|iii, Agricultural hall, Gifford, Thursday, March 19, 2 p.m., W.
H. Robertson, vegetables; H. H.
Grist, demonstration killing and
p'.ucking; 7.30 p.m., D. Mclnnes,
hogs and dairy cattle; H. Rive, Illustrated dairy lecture.
Aldergrove, Aldergrove hall, Aldergrove, Friday, March 20, 7.30 p.
m., D. Mclnnes, hogs and dairy cattle; H. Rive, illustrated dairy lecture, "s.
Surrey, Shannon's barn, Cloverdale, Monday. March 23, 2.30 p.m.,
W. T. McDonald, cow demonstration;
H. H." Grist, demonstration killing
and plucking; Municipal hall, 8 p.m.
D. Mclnnes, dairy feeds; H. Rive, illustrated dairy lecture.
Langley,    school    house,    Milner,
Tuesday, March 24, 3 p. m., H. H.
Grist,    demonstration    killing    and
William Mackenzie   Authorizes
Further Statement Regarding
C. \. B. Affairs.
LONDON, Feb.  25.���Sir    William
i mill operators and lumber interests
generally would co-operate in this.
Aid. Kellington mentioned the need
for a transportation building to
house a motor car exhibit, and Mr.
Blakeley spoke of the suggestion of
the president in his annual address
re changing the manual training
building into an administration
building and thus affording tore
room in the main building for the
exhibits of Women's Institutes. Fire
Chief Watson suggested the absolute
necessity of better fire protection
Aid. Kellintgon further pointed out
that considerable money was needed
for repairs to the buildings. The
organization of the building committee resulted from this discussion.
Many suggestions were offered
with regard to new features for the
next fair. Chairman F. H. Cunningham, of the horse show committee,
was sanguine In his predictions regarding the success of the forthcoming horse show, having already-
received great encouragement. He
offered several suggestions in the
way of improving the rules and regulations.
It was resolved that membership
tickets be provided at once.
SYDNEY, Feb. 26.���The government is trying to arrange a settlement of the meat strike. The situation is becoming serious and intervention by the authorities is now
considered essential. Some 8420
Iron^orVerc ..ro UYn pid *h�� lndv.5t*y
in the metrupo is is suffering.
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T urnings and House Finishings.
Phone R14 Eburne. *��� Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow.
Studebaker Cars Cole Cars
M. R. Wells & Son
Salesroom   -    Moosomin Avenue
Indian Motocycles Phone Eburne 17 L
Grocer and Baker
Try E. L. B. Special Tea, per pound   45c
Three pounds for $1,20
Picnic Ham, per pound _, 18C
Try E. L. B. Brown Bread
LONDON, Feb. 23.���The where- |
abouts of the steamer Umgenl which
le conveying the nine labor leaders
deported from South Africa remains j
a mystery. She was expected to arrive In the Thames on Sunday, and
thousands of people gathered along
the banks of the lower Thames, and
alongside the coast of the English
channel, but there was no sight of
the steamer.
Sealed orders await the Umgeni
on her arrival at Oravonsend, where
the pi ot will board ber. Meantime
the British labor leaders are perfecting their 'plans for their campaign
of lionizing the South Africans, who
Will be the centrnl figures in a series!
of  striking demonstrations.
view of the exceedingly    high  Stan- PROLIFIC HERD.
dard to which    the main    line from! 	
Montreal to Port Arthur and through! CHILLIWACK, Feb. 19���The pro-'
the mountains in British Columbia fits of dairying in Chilliwack valley
has been built and its corresponding- is evidenced in the prollficness of a'
ly high cost, some additional aid, dairy herd belonging to Mr. Alex.'
might reasonably be given in view Johnston, of Westminster road, near
of the assistance given to other, this city. Two cows gave birth to;
transcontinental railways at differ- five calves, twins and triplets re-
ent times." , spectlvely.
OTTAWA, Feb. 26.���It is understood the names of the men appointed as a royal commission to Investigate the commercial possibilities of the Georgian Bay canal will
be announced in a day or so. The
men selected for the position are ex-
Mayor Sanford Evans,
chairman;   Col.  S.  F
Ohe IseIta (ji'mes
81.00 A YEAR *JZT'
U. S. A.   .    .   $1.50
Committee   Reports   Thnt Property
Owners Are Practically Unanimous in Support.
CAMBIE, Lulu Island, Feb. 20.���
'���abstantlal progress was reported to
the ratepayers of Cambie and Bridgeport, meeting In the school house
last night, by the special committee
on dyking. Mr. W. T. Esterbrook,
as spokesman, stated that the committee had found the property owners Interested practically unanimous
in supporting the proposed dyke,
built by suction dredge, extending
from the No. 2 to the Nq. 5 road.
He stated further that a petition
bearing tbe legal number of signatures would probably be ready for
presentation to the council at its
next meeting. Every indication, consequently, was that the dyking work,
so long required, would bo actually
under way ln a short time.
| Edward Gohier, Montreal.
Oi dull crape de chine trimmed with
crepe   and    Devonshire    tulle;    the1
chemisette and cuffs   are    of white'
Winnipeg, jcrePe;  the black    tulle    sleeves are|
Meighen   and posed on  white.    The newest phase
(of a widow's veil ls also shown.
I li-iiso of Lords    Patsds    Motion  to
I      Pt-obe Lord Murray's Murconi
Stock Dealings.
LONDON. Feb. 20.���A motion yesterday by t,he Marquis or Lansdowne,
leader of the Opposition in the
House of Lords, providing for the
appointment of a commitfee to inquire into all matters relating"^ the
Marconi stock dealings of Lord Murray of Ellbank, was carried withoat
"There never was a more discreditable gamble on the Stock Exchange
than the one which took place in
connection witn American Marconi
shares." said Lord Lansdowne.
"The disclosures made have shown
that there ls something seriously
amiss with British public life."
Election of McCallum in Ward T��o|
Is Protested���Others May
CAMBIE, Lulu island, Feb. 23.���I
I That tha, many rumors in circulation!
lor the past three weeks regarding!
i election litigation were not without!
I toundation, is indicated by tbe late-tl
j development.      At   the  lnstanc. of]
Mr. A. P. Stewart, who was an un-l
successful  candidate  for  tha Warol
I Two  council  Beat,   writs have bttijl
served on the parties lntotvHtt-l. �����1l
, the return of Councillor John McCal-l
' Ian called into question.     Consiitw-I
.able excitement has been aroused WI
j the matter, as it is understood tnMI
the elections of Councillor.- Rees. ��|
.Ward  Four,  and    Foster.  In warn"
' Five,  may be affected, perhaps "e*
[cessitkting a general election.
On the other hand, supporters ot I
Councillor McCallan claim  thai '������'
objections of Mr. Stewart; are trivial|
ones,  and' the councillor will <>ver'
come them with ease. .
Mr. Stewart alleges that Mr. 'lc*|
Callan'B nomination papers weri no*I
properly made out, that hi did no. |
have the neceosary qualification.!
that the voters' list was i]u-.trn.*- ���
There are other objections menuon-i
ed, and the indications all point _�����-
an interesting contest in the coun ���
The Ward Four Conservative   U��
entertained the members of tin- ots   I
municipal clubB at a whist drive ia-
evei.Ing.    Nineteen tables partn'ir
ed,   the   ladles'   prize    hein-   ""
wtn by Mrs. A. Croba and the 8
tlemen's prize    by    Councillor b
ledge.    "Booby" prizeB went to
R. Rush and Miss A. Riley-
M' SATURDAY, FEB.  28,  1914.
Mr. H. McCrea Spent Sunday and
Monday of thiB week in Vancouver.
Mrs. Clements entertained at
cards on Tuesday evening last.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arthur spent
a day in Vancouver, this week.
Mr. H. N. Rich spent a few days
this week on a business trip to Vancouver Island.
Mr.  H.   Berry    motored  to  New
Westminster    on    Monday morning
last, returning the same day.
.Miss Florence Lord, of Victoria,
was in Ladner this week visiting
Mr. S. W. Fisher, Ladner's enter-
I rising druggist, is having telephone
connections put In this week.
Mr. D. A. McKee paid a business
visit to Barnston Island on Wednes-
riay, returning to Ladner on the following day.
Mr. George Byron, harbormaster,
and his niece, Miss Britton, spent
a day this week in New Westminster.
Dr. I. Kerr Wilson is in Victoria
tliis week attending the annual convention  of Libera's now being held
Mr. Duncan Gilchrist was a business visitor to New Westminster this
week, returning Wednesday afternoon.
Airs. D. A. McKee spent a few days
in Vancouver this week.
Mr. A. deR. Taylor was a business
visitor to Vancouver this week.
Miss Thelma Oakes was a visitor
to Vancouver this week, returning
on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. W. J. Brlndrith and wife
spent Tuesday in Vancouver attend-
iLg the, market.
Mr. Thomas Kidd, ex-M. p. P., la
the Richmond delegate to tye LiB-
eral   convention   in  Victoria.
Miss Myrtle Grant was a visitor
to Vancouver this week, returning
on Tuesday.
Miss Gordon, of Vancouver, is
spending the week with Mrs. H. Clements.
Miss Beatrice Smith Is visiting at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. N.
Mr. Busch, engineer for the B.C.
Electric Railway .spent a day in Ladner this week in connection with the
Canoe Pass line of his company.
Mrs. Dr. A. A. King returned to
I.adner this week looking very fit
alter her winter spent in the south,
of California.
The home of Mrs. W. A. Kirkland was the scene of a most enjoyable card party on Tuesday evening
of this week. Several tables were
in play throughout the evening.
Today marks the end of the hunting season, and this week, has seen
a large number of sports put with
their gun and dogs every day, but
to date no very large bags have been
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
Oil. apply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
Ltd., 505 Westminster Trust Building. Office phone 826; wharf phone
The boiler house in connection
with the big factory of the B.C. Condensed Milk Co. is rapidly nearing
completion and the entire plant will
be ready for operation aB scheduled
on the first of April.
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VICTORIA, B.C., Feb. 20.���Much
satisfaction was felt in the police
circles when the result of the Wallace Nesbitt cup competition wag announced. That the Victoria police
should jump into second place in
the whole Dominion the men think
is a fitting return for all their hard
work and weeks of practice.
A Quiet Wedding.
A quiet wedding took place at the
residence of Thomas R. Alexander,
of Prior street, on Thursday last,
when the Rev. J. G. Inkster, B.A.,
celebrated the marriage of Miss May
Jones, of Perth, Scotland, and Edgar
Gatehouse,  of Victoria.
Factories to Exhibit.
Between thirty-five and forty
local factories were represented at
a meeting held last evening at the
City Hall to arrange for an industrial display at the Dominion exhibition, that will be a credit to
the community as well as to the
entire Canadian West. The exhibition takes place here next September.
Improperly Kept.
For  keeping   milk    in    a   cellar
which has not been equipped in such
a way as to prevent contamination,
Charles Patterson was fined $50.
Historic Business.
The firm of Redfern & Son Is closing out its retail Jewelry business after operation in this city for many
years. Mr. Redfern established himself here in 1862 and the store is
thus one of the oldest in Victoria.
Leaves for East.
Major Lipsett, who has been conducting schools of instruction for
field and staff officers here and in
Vancouver during the last two
months, la leaving for the East tomorrow.
Major Winsby's Promotion.
The promotion of Major W. N.
Winsby, who succeeded Lieutenant
Colonel Currie In command of the
5th Regiment on ' the first of the
year, is at length gazetted, and the
5th paraded yesterday for the first
time under their new colonel.
_l>.i.R._L  ui   DANIEL WELSH.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wl'.son enter-
rained a large party of young people
ut their home, on Tuesday evening J
last. The night was enjoyably
taken up with dancing to strains of
ccellent music provided by Mr.
. idulich  and  his concert  accordeon.
Work on the construction of thei
24-inch pipe of the McLelan Lumber
Co., which ls to run over the road
adjoining the mill, has been commenced and the superstructure tot
ibe carrier Is now being erected.
S. S. Transfer has recommenced
her daily run to and from this city
to New Westminster, calling at all
way points. Considerable satisfaction is heard from all sides at the
Transfer's return and it is hoped
that she will be retained.
Ducks were scarce birds all winter
and in fact the season has been a
much poorer one than usual. There
were a number of pheasants shot
earlier in the year, but during the
last few weeks of the open season
for this beautiful game bird they
were few and-far between.
The Hastings trio, of Vancouver,
ill give a concert jn the McNeely
Hall on Thursday, March 12, under
ihe auspices of the Presbyterian
��� iiurch. It will be remembered that
Miss Hastings provided the pro-
ramme at the last strawberry social
i" Id by the above church.
Sing Lee, one of Ladner's pioneer
merchants who was burnt out" at the
recent fire in Chinatown, is planning
to rebuild on a much larger scale
than formerly and plans for the new-
structure are now under way and
the building will be commenced in
a few weeks.
The provincial, estimates as
brought down in the house this week
provide $25,000 for Delta for roads
and bridges. Dewdney gets $77,000
and Richmond $140,000. Point
Groy i*ets $20,000 and Chilliwack
$37,000. *
Trappers   Arrive   at   Dawson    With
Telegrams and Mail Fi-oni the
Arctic Explorer.
DAWSON, Y.T., Feb. 23.���Williams, Herbert and Jacquot, three
trappers from Fort Maepherson, arrived Dawson Saturday with telegrams and mail from Stefansson,
who reached Fort Maepherson on
February 3, reporting he could get
no authentic news of the steamer
Stefansson left the Karluk in September to go after caribou and a
blizzard drove the vessel out to sea.
Natives report seeing the Karluk in
October steaming east off Richards
Island. Dr. Anderson of the expedition is wintering at Colllnson Point,
160 miles west of Richards Island,
and lg well provisioned and is in no
Mr. E. L. Berry was a business
-itor to New Westminster on Wed-
Bdaj morning. The trip was ne-
"iated In the, new motor car re-
ntly-'purehased by the firm, and
the round trip was made ln the forenoon, '""'f'-ll
Mr. E. L. Barrv, Ladner's enter-
I'rlsins baker and ir-onfectioner, ta
having his extensive bake ovens entirely reraodel'ed In anticipation of
'he increase ln trade with the advent of the summer months. All
Mils week expert oven men have been
engaged on the work and the com-
pleted oven will be entirely modern
and up-to-date besides beinc con
siderab'y larger than formerly.
Constable Morgan has been a busy-
man in Ladner since he has seen fit
to "run down" the itinerant peddler
and street hawker and make them
cough up real coin of the realm to
the amount of the municipal license.
Heretofore these hustling "masters
of finance" ran amuck in the village,
considerably to the detriment of the
legitimate merchant. They are now
j required to pay up or get out.
i     The  New Delta  has discontinued
.her trips to New Westminster since
ithe advent of the Steamer Transfer,
I and   Capt.   Brewster   is  now   wholly
engaged in his double trip to Steveston with the malls.    He is contemplating the removal of his boat from
this run entire'y when the mall contract    with   the   postal    authorities
runs out next month.
One of the enjoyable social func-
i iona of the winter season was .the
"at heme" at the residence of Mrs.
Clements, on Tuesday last. There
was a large attendance and the
rooms were 'prettily decorated for
the occasion. The Misses Hazel
Hutcherson, Ruby Kirkland and Mj^s.
Gordon assisted the hostess while
Miss Weare assisted by Mrs. Lam-
"it poured tea.
That the municipal road foreman
and a number of men could be very
urofItahly -employed     ln     filling  up
nie of the holes on the Boundary
Ray road, ls the contention of the
'icpayers having to use that thor-
���'ugh tarn   and   their  howls  and   la-
' ntntlons anent the "Howls" In tho
road are .expected to reach the ears
pf the municipal fathers at no Very
tliotant date.    At least they hope so.
"Not such a fool as he looks" will
be  the next offering  of  the Ladner
. Amateur and Dramatic Society which
! the company expect to stage in  the
! McNeely hail at an early date.    The
piece is a farce comedy in three acts
and as the scenery will have to be
1 remodeled for the occasion and th**-
various parts of the play studied by
the different performers, it is likely
t'.int several weeks will elapse before
definite  announcement   of  the  date
can be made.
. he reason that the annual meet-
llng of the D?tta Game As-ociatiou
| was adjourned till the fall is to enable all farmers to attend same
whether members or not and discuss matters ns to the b tter protection cf 'h.ir lands and enable those
j who wish to join the association and
stati- iheir views as to Sunday shooting being allowed by members or
vi e vi rsa. The permit fee has been
reduced 'o one dollar per day or five
dollars for the season of six days
for   'ion-members. *
A concert was held In Duggan's
hall, North.ieid, on February 20th,
"uder the auspices    of    St.  Luke's
11 inch. Some of the best local talent
nerformod and a very enjoyable
��� venlng was spent.
The special commute    from    the
Xll>ernl City Council met the
Laundry Company testified their
'sieem for their late secretary and
- "iieral manager, Mr. C. C. Muir, by
formally presenting him with a silver service on the  occasion  of his
e.iviug Nanaimo to take up his new
duties as general manager of the Is-
land Lumber Company at Duncan.
Sandy McMillan, the government
mail carrier between Extension,
���'hase river and Nanaimo happened
1 nasty accident on Monday as a
result  of  wheh  he  la in  the  local
I hcspital suffering from a compound
! fracture of the leg.    He was driving
lent   towiirds  Chfts*?  river  bp*3   hsfl
gjust   left    the  end    of  Haliburton
street when the eye holding the shaft
to  the buggy  broke.     The shaft at
once dropped and striking the horse
caused   it   to   bolt.      Mr.   McMillan
was quite unable to rein the terrified
beast in, and the buggy was speedily
! upset, Sandy being thrown out with
great force.
At a meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners held on Saturday night, the salaries of the city
police constables were brought up
for consideration, and arter some discussion it was decided to grant a
general advance. On the suggestion of Chief Neen, Constable Shi-
rass was promoted to sergeant, and
under the Chief will have the direction of the force.
Will not land.
GRAVESEND, Eng., Feb. 24���
Nine of the ten labor leaders deported fronp South Africa on board
the Umgeni on January 27, after the
general strike had beeu broken by
the government, declared their in-
ttntion of refusing to leave the vessel when she arrived here today.
They said tbey would remain on
board until the steamer returned to
South Africa.
Mr. Bain, general secretary of tbe
Trades Federation of South Africa,
acting as spokesman for his fellow
exiles, said:
"We were pressed on to the vessel against our consent. We don't
intend to leave it until we land again
in South Africa."
Mr. Arthur Henderson, a Labor
member of parliament, and other
British labor leaders, went to meet
the deported strike leaders from
South Africa, but the captain refused to allow anyone to come on
board. The South Africans and Englishmen contented themselves for
the time with singing "The Flag."
This afternoon a special meeting of
the municipal council will be held ro
make further appointments. At the
meeting Saturday afternoon* four
new heads of departments were appointed, these being Mr. Barlow Bennett, municipal engineer; Mr. P. L.
McNeill, municipal auditor; Mr. G.
A. Bell, storekeeper, and Sergeant
William Bramwell, chief of police.
The marriage of Mr. George Turner, sr., and Miss Brennan of Ladner, was solemnized In the Wesley
Methodist . church, corner Burrard
and Georgia Street, Vancouver, on
Feb. "lh.
Mr. and Mr3. Huff and Miss Huff
of East Delta, attended the Elks
first annual ba 1 in New Westminster
on Tuesday night.
Delta Hotel.
H. K. Balcombe, W. J. Beaumont,
T. Beaumont, A. Leslie, H. J. Leamy,
W.   Townsend,   A.   Handford,   D.   J.
McGuigan, G. K. Burnett.
��� *���*. i-t_ti!ta,j\e men of the city, many
-i tht o.d timers of this district and
Rime of the well known citizens, o.
\ ancouver, was the funeral of the
late 'Mr. Daniel Welsh, held yesterday afternoon at the home of his
son, Mr. C. A. Welsh. 228 Sixth
street. They were mourning the
loss of ona Of New Westminster's
oldest and most respected citizens.
The services in charge of Rev. J. G.
Bowell Were very impressive ai?!
sympathetic. Kev. Bowell was as-
i.t.d by Riv. W. W. Abbott, of the
Queen's Avenue Methodist church,
and Rev. G. K. Bradshaw, of Vancouver. Ail of the ministers spoke
highly of the departed one and told
of the good deeds that had been accomplished. Special music consisting
of a duet, "Rest, Sweetly Rest," by
Miss Helen Waiker and Miss Lily
High ton and a quartette, "Face tp
face." by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pearson, MhTs Jessie Drew and Mr.
Causeman. was rendered with much
Tht pall bearers, chosen from the
old timers and irom Royal City
Lodgj No. 3, were: Mr. D. E. MacKenzle, Mr. C. 8. Keith, Mr. W. R.
Gilley, Mr. E. L. Webber, Mr. B. W.
Shiles and Mr. Geo. Cunningham,
.Si*, ueceased was a prominent member of ftryal Cfty Lodge No. 3, I. O.
0. F., Loyal Orange Lodge, No. 1150,
-anient Order of United Workmen
and Masons. All of the lodges were
in attendance at the services, the
members marching to tbe house and
to the grave side.
There were at the services three
sons, Mr. C. A. Welsh, Mr. Howard
Welsh and Mr. Edward Welsh, residents of this city; one daughter,
Mrg. a. F. Clarke, of Vancouver;
nin�� grand children, Misses Kathleen and Rae Welsh, Ernest Welsh.
this city; Misses Susie, Opal and
Mattie Clarke and Messrs. Wm. Dan,
and Cecil Clark?, of Vancouver;
Mrs. Dawson, niece, ot Seattle; Miss
Kva Mcjjonaid, second cousin, of this
'city: Mrs. C. A. Welsh and *J,rB.
Howard Welsh, tbls city.
Some of those in attendance at the
funeral were: His Worship Mayor
j Gray, Aldermen Goulet, Kellington,
Jardlne and Bryson; ex-Aldermen J-".
J. Lynch, A. Garrett, D. S. Curtis,
Messrs. Nels Nelson, R. Buckland, S.
J. Tidy, J. R. Agar, D. E. MacKenzie Geo. Cunningham, Sr., H. Matheson, s. Ritchie, W. K. Gilley, John
Calbick, A. Hardman, W. S. Maxwell,
(.. J. Major, Pringte, j. Carter Smith,
A. L. Lavery, W. T. Reid, C. B. McAllister, A. H. Ferguson, H. F. Eastman.. T. Gifford, W. F. Hansford, M.
Sinclair, W. J. Sloan, M. Phillips.
Geo. Adams, T. H. Barbaree, G.
Brown, H. Ryall, Dr. Hall, C. S.
Keith, Geo. Grimston, J. P. Shaw and
N   McDermott.
There were many flowers, the casket being hidden with a profusion of
wreaths and sprays from those who
wished to pay their last respects of
aeepest sympatny to the departed
and loved one.
The flowers were:
Gates Ajar���The family.
Pillow���Three links, Grand Lodge
1. O. O. F., Grand Encampment I. O.
0. F.
Stars���Chapter "A" P. E. O. Vancouver, Chapter "B" P. E. O. New
Westminster, Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Barrett, Mrs. A. M. Johnson, Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Sullivan.
Three Links���Beulah Rebekah I.
O. O. F.
Basket���"The Girls," C. A. Welsh
Harp���"The Boys" C. A. Welsh J
Limited, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Tidy.
Anchors���Mr. and Mrs. S. Thompson, Wo Duck.
Crescent���Mr. and Mrs. J. E. j
Eagles, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. MacKenzie.
Cross���Mr.  and    Mrs. N. Nelson, j
Mr. and    Mrs. C. W. Tait, Mr.   andj
Mrs. Thomas Gifford jr., Capt. and!
Mrs. .1. W.    Rcg��rs,    Mr. and    Mrs.
Fletchei Shaw, Dr. and Mrs. Doherty.
Compass and Square���King Solomon A. F. & A. M��� Mr. and Mrs.
A. J.'Martin.
Sprays���Mr. and Mrs. David
Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Gilley,
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellington, Mr.
and Mrs. W. T. Askew, .Air. and Mrs.
F. H. Green and family, Mr. and Mrs.
R. D. Hendry, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Gilley, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Ramsay,
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Ritchie. Mr. and
Mrs. J. Sincock, Sixth Avenue Methodist Church (Vancouver), MrB. A.
Ford, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gifford,
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Shallenberger,
Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Holmes, Mr. and
Mrs. A. D. McRae, Mrs. J. R. Gilley
and family, Mr. and Mrs. George.
Cunningham, Mr. and Mrs. George
Mend, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Chamber-
lin, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Williams,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Quentln McGill, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Pearson, Mr. and
Mrs. James Gifford.
Sheaf--Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Gray,
Mr. and Mrs. .1. II. Gray, Mr. and
Mrs. F. T. Watson   (Vancouver).
Wreaths���L. O. L. 1150, Mrs.-R.
E. Kittson and family, Albertina
Melin nnd Gertrude Lundeau, Mr. A.
B.renchley and Mr. F. R. Stewart
(Vancouver), Royal Agricultural &
Industrial Society, Woo Git, Gizeh
Temple (Victoria), Royal City No. 3
1. O. O. F., Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Agar,
Hj- .,i ���.!.... cn .,*.-., I,.-.. (Victoria), Mr. J. H. Foster, Dr. and
Mrs. F. P. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Cunningham, Dr. and Mrs. McKay,
Staff of Hospital for Insane, Davies'
Floral Stand, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. Budd Oim-
stead, Mrs. McLeod and Misses Ross,
Mr. Thomas Gifford, M.L.A., and
Mrs. Gifford, Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Reid and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Freeman.
Delta Game Protective
The annual meeting held at Lad-
,'ner, B.C., February 25, has been ad-
jjourned till Saturday, September 19,
i at 8 p.m., In Municipal Chambers,
I Ladner, B.C.
: Secretary.
Miss Tyler
Milliner an. Dressmaker
Will   commence   business
in March
The Ladner - Steveston
Ferry Service
Beginning Monday, September 15,
the steamer New Delta will run ou
her fall and winter schedule, as follows: Leaves at 8.30 a.m. aftO 3.30
p.m. Vancouver passengers can
make connection by taking the 8.30
a.m. and 3.30 p.m. cars at Granville street station. New Westminster passengers should take the
Ebwrne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and the Steveston cars at
Ladner Hotel
Barber Shop
Razors Set
Girls' Hair Pointed and Singed
Ladner Hotel
Ladner, B. C.
Special  attention  given to
auto parties and tourists.
Telephone 38.
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
Alter the Hon
_��� dm Him when
In tar pmirwW ���
For Sale, For Exchange Wanted to
Purchase. To Let. Lost. Found Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent pta
word. Minimum, IS cents for any on*
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ade. must be ln by 1 p.m-
on Thursday. v
TO LOAN.���$3,000 on first mort*
gage, improved Delta farm land.
E. P. Douglas, Ladner.
SEEDS���Timothy, Alsyke and red
clover, bran, shorts, Soy bean
meal, oil cake meal, dairy chop,
Purity Flour, fertilizers, kept in
stock by Brackman-Ker Milling
Co. H. N. Rich, agent, Ladner,
Mineral and
Soda Water*
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of Soda Water,
Ginger Ale,  and all Kinds of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
ferry Auto Stage
Ladner-Vancouver Service
Auto leaves corner Fraser
Arm and1 River Road at 7:00
and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 and
6:00 p.m., connecting with all
ferries at Woodward's Landing.
Ferry Free.
''What's Your Phone Number?"
Can You Answer This Question
If not, don't you know you tm
losing business and running risk.
Wbait ie more necessary than a tele*
phone in case Kef eiickness or fire?
Delta  Telephone  Co.,   Ltd.
Highest Prices for Live and Dressed
Poultry,   Fresh Eggs and   Produce.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market,  Main St.,     Vancouver.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prices Paid. ., _>"
Authorized Capital  $250,000.00.
H. A. MacDonald,  Managing Director.
ouiekly ��tap�� emjfh��. cures  ��lds, and r<!��.
Uie throat and lungs. S8 cents
.lohn Gilchrist and family desire
to tender their sincere thanks for
many tokens of sympathy and kind
nsBlstanc ��� rendered during their recent snd bereavement.
1 Councillor Hope's House Was Threat-
;      cned With Destruction���News
of Langley Fort.
I.ANCL_"Y FOK'l, Feb. 20.���Tho
j line residence of Councillor C. E.
jrHope was threatened with destruc-
] tlon from fire last Saturday.    Sparks
from a burning chimney alighted on
I the roof and started the shingles
I smouldering in several places. Luck-
i ily Messrs. Wright and Trice employ-
ied around the premises extingui.sliefl
ithe flames,, ladders and water being
handy.    The damage is very light.
Mr. Haldane, representing the
! Vancouver Milling Company, is a
' guest at the Langley hotel.
A gang of the Northern Construction Company are ac work fixing up
the trestle that was damaged by the
, recent slide.
A meeting, of ratepayers Is called
''-**   **-,.,   . ..-.,....-   -*   ��--_,)__   -   ,,__
| operative society on Thursday, February  24  by the Farmers'  Institute.
West Langley school is still with-
: out   a   teacher,   while   thirty   pupils
': are unable to attend.    A deputation
will wait on the school trustees about
, the matter.
The reported resignation of Mr.
|C. E. Hope from the municipal council appearing ln Vancouver papers,
] is a little premature, according to a
istatement made by him today.
A great many of tbe ladles are indignant at the way the officials of
the B. 0. E. R. allow the station at
Jardlne to be used.      Nearly every
j night some of the travelling unem-
\ ployed use    the    station    as a rest
| house, while some of them are not
very choice ln the language used in
| the presence of  ladies.     The lights
I are out of order and the station is in
darkness  most  of  the  time.      The
Residents think    that    this    matter
I should be attended  to instantly fo
the safety of the company's patron
A  deputation  will  likely  wait  up*
the officials in this matter.
CHILLIWACK, Feb. 24.���An election to fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Councillor .lames
Bailey is being held in rhe township
of Chilliwack today. Three candidates nre running for the position,
Messrs. Richard Brett and William
11 Aniiis of Easl Chilliwack, und
Alex. it. Douglas, of the Young rond,
a mile south of the city. There Is
also a po I today on a ��115,000 money
loan bylaw for the erection of new
schools at Rosedaie and Sardis and
i .: ai_d!tlcn to ilu school ai Atche-
i'URT    COQUITLAM,  Feb,   2_
The Temporary loan, authorizing tho
city council to borrow $46,000 from
the Canadian Hank'of Commerce,
was finally ratified on Saturday
morning and the money is now available. Of this amount $:iu.ooo will
be used to pay off the Hank of Vancouver overdraft and an additional
? 10,000 will be loaned to the school
trustees, until the grant promised by
tbe government Is forthcoming.
This latter amount will be repayable
some time in April when the provincial estimates are made.
1 nes-
; , Be
SATURDAY, FEB.  28,  1914.
Public Works Estimates
Brought Down in House
Today Total $5,316,575
VICTORIA, Feb. 26���Estimates
for the public works department
brought down this afternoon in the
legislature amount to $5,316,575
awarded as follows:
Works and buildings are $2,319,-
500, roads, bridges and wharves $2,-
881,000, subsidies for steamboats
$96,076, contingencies  $40,000.
Of this there is half a million
Provincial university, $30,000 for
the London building; Essondale hospital, $24,000;    Colony   farm, $15,-
000; Westminster mental hospital,
Roads and bridges: Delta, $25,-
000; Dewdney, $77,000; Point Grey,
$'20,000; Chilliwack, $37,000; Richmond, $140,000,
Second narrows bridge, conditional re-vote, $400,000; Chilliwack
ferry, $8000; Lytton ferry, $480;
Mission ferry, $8000; Hope ferry,
$3600; Pitt river, $900; land registry office, New Westminster re-vote,
Prisoners to Be Paid for Making Tlle
Drains, Etc.. Is Another
VICTORIA, Feb. 24.���The Royal
Commission on Agriculture presented
its report to the legislature yesterday. Its main recommendations
The establishment- or credit commission to make ioan_ to farmers on
Employment o." prison labor In
manufacture of tile drains and in
lime  quarrying.
Prisoners to he paid for their
work while so employed.
Enlargement of rural telephone
system with government aid.
Recommends contract system on
public roads.
Establishment of board of immigration to afford financial aid to
The establishment of training
schools lor child immigrants.
Development of co-operative system.
Government aid for entral markets.
Enlargment of agricultura. education.
The creating of separate portfolio for agriculture with advisory
board of practical farmers.
Tho inauguration of a#closer settlement on living areas.
Government aids in artesian well
Amendment to Noxious Weeds
Establishment of quarantine areas
that are pest infected.
Credit Commission.
The Agricultural Credit Commission proposed would consist of a
'superintendent and four directors
to deal with all matters appertaining to administration of government
mortgage loans to farmers. It ia
proposed that the superintendent and
two members of the council, who are
to be practical farmers, should be
appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in council and to serve for life,
the deputy ministers of finance and
agriculture to be ex-officio members
cf the commission.
To Borrow Money.
It is proposed that the legislative
assembly should authorize the minister of finance each year to borrow-
up to a specified amount, by the issue of Stock or debentures bearing
Interest at not more than four per
cent and having a currency of 36
and ;i half years. These monies shall
bo available i\ r the credit commission to lend to farmers in respect to
permanent improvements made on
their land and for other productive
measure.-*. Such loans shall be repayable by amortization over such
periods a3 the commission may decide and applicants for loans will be
investigated as to their personal
character and responsibility and the
adaptability of their lands.
It is proposed that the productive
value, after the improvements shall
be ascertained by appraisers, under
the direction of the commission, and
the maximum loan which may be
made on any land shall not exceed
sixty per cent of the value, calculated on a productive basis. No loan
ahull ii.- made For less thnn $2.r>o or
more than $10,000 to one applicant
or uiion one property, and It Is
: ug*jest��d that applicants I'":* lor""
not exceeding $2000 shall be given
With regard to land settlement,
ibe commission, following the closer
settlement plan in operation in Aus-
ttalta, suggests that certain areas
be determined upon In suitable parts
of the province, which should be
thrown open for closer settlement;
that these areas be surveyed with
special reference to the "living
areas," rind thnt fully detailed information bo recorded with regard to
such section-i so as to carry out
these proposals a separnte branch of
the hind department should be formed, to be called the Land Classification branch and that the rest of the
unalienated |��nd in the province be
yfleerved until such time as the gov-
ertiiuetit Wishes to open .up further
areas on this principle. It is also
suggested that preference be given
i'.) these areas in the construction of
Is Detrimental.
The commissioners report that
Oriental ownership or leasehold of
farm lands    Is    detrimental    to the
truck farming Industry as carried on
in this province by the white settlers, and that the Hindus are becoming troublesome competitors to
the dairymen who supply the Victoria market with fresh milk, and
therefore they submit the recommendation that the government
should take the matter up with the
authorities at Ottawa.
With regard: to .and clearing the
commissioners suggested that tho
agricultural department should carry
on systematic experimental work on
some block of government land to
determine the best methods to be
adopted; that experts should be sent
throughout the province to give
demonstrations in the use of explosives and stump-pullers; that an Investigation should be conducted with
regard to economy, convenience and
safety of the various explosives; that
firewardens should be given full discretional powers to grant permits for
the burning of slash, and that no
btumping royalty shall be exacted
from bona fide farmers in land clearing operations.
With regard to road building, the
commission agrees that the day wage
system was justified in the past, but
that in many cases the contract system might now be used to advantage. The commission reports that
on account of the high cost of road
building and the wages paid that thc
building of roads has deterred farm
development and tbe adoption of the
plan of agricultural credit suggested
would render much road work less
necessary as a means of support, and
enable farmers to attend to their
own work at the proper season.
Agricultural  Labor.
Dealing with the question of agricultural labor the report of the commission points out that efficient labor for the farm is scarce and it suggests that the Oriental tax should be
drawn upon to assist immigration
from England. The appointment of
a board of Immigration is recommended and the establishment of
tialning schools for children, such
as are now existent in Ontario. These
children should be taught the elementary and practical aide of farm
life to boys ahd the duties required
of domestic servants to girls, and after having received an elementary
training it is suggested that tbey
should be placed on farms until they
are able to provide for themselves.
ln dealing With the question of
marketing the commission finds that
it is desirable to promote co-operation among '.he producers and also
among the buyers of agricultural
produce; thnt the maintenance of
the present amount of protection afforded by the custom tariff to the
produce of farmers is necessary and
reasonable; that much assistance
can be given to the producer In his
fight for the share of the Northwest
m irk t by the active co-operation of
the railroads and express companies
operating throughout the province.
The commission recommends fliat
the co-operative movement Fhould bo
started on a small scale. The report
also suggests the organization of a
market news service to collect and
disseminate information as to supply and demand.
Agricultural Education.
With regard to agricultural education the report emphasizes the fact
that the majority of those engaged
in farming ln British Columb'a have
ind little training for their profession
and suggests that a beginning be
made with the rural schools with
the teaching of nature study and the
fundamental principles of agriculture, aided by the use of schools or
home plots. It suggests also that
the agricultural curriculum be ex-
��� -n--*~rt �����- the. ii'p-h aphrrnls, r.nd urges
that the system of agricultural education sbould be extended from the
smallest school tn classes at tbe new
University of British Columbia.
Tbat the ministry of agriculture
should be a separate portfolio in
order thnt the official head might
devote bis entire attention to the
duties of the department Is another
proposal contained in  the report.
Sixty-nine places were visited by
the commission and over six hundred
witnesses were heard.
Yesterday the government rock
crushing pUmt, which has been
stored all winter just below the Pipe
Line road, wns loaded on flat cars
for shipment to Dewdney, where
work on the Dewdney Trunk read
is to be commenced shortly. Mr.
George Mouldey is in charge of the
tig machine nnd will accompany it
to its destination.
Equal Heat In Every Part of
The Gurney-Oxford Oven
Every woman well knows the bad results from
constantly opening the oven door to move a cake
to another shelf or turn a pan of biscuits. Often
the shifting or the cold air striking in proves
utterly disastrous to her baking.
The Divided. Flue on the Gurney-Oxford range
equally distributes tbe heat to all parts of the oven
which is regulated to the exact temperature required by means of the Economizer.
This wonderful time-labor-and-money-saving
device controls the heat of the whole range.
It is worked by a small handle which moves
around a series of six notches. The housewife
soon learns that by moving the handle to No. 1 she
has a very hot oven, to No. 3 a moderate oven,
and that No. 6 checks the fire so as to burn
scarcely any coal while she goes out shopping On
her return she simply moves the handle to the
number that gives the required heat and the result
is prompt.
Of inestimable value also is the Broiler Attachment and the Special Grate.
But a most delightful feature about the Gurney-
Oxford is its constant bright and shining appearance.
It has a smooth polished top that never requires black lead and is thoroughly sanitary.
For years stove experts have been working out
woman's problem in the kitchen and the Gurney-
Oxford range is the solution.
The   family remedy   for   Couihs   and   Cold*.
Small  do-e.    Small   bottle.    Beat aiifce   1810. I
LONDON', Feb. 26���Sir John
Tenniel, many years chief cartoonist
of Punch, died here today at the age
of ninety-four.
Revenue  From Oil   Leases.
OLYMPIA, Feb. 20���Recent oil
excitement in the Olympic peninsula
bas developed a new source of revenue for the State of Washington.
Land Commissioner Clark V. Savidge
states tbat up to the present time
120 oil leases have been granted,
covering 68,480 acres of land, The
rental charged by the state is $100
per section of land, payable annually in advance.
Accessory to Murders.
SOUTH BEND, Feb. 20.���The
coroner's jury in the inqueBt over
the bodies of three Japanese, known
as Koyama, Nakashima and Deugclii,
Slain last October and November in
disputes at Walville over money
matters, returned a verdict declaring
Tony Mitsui, Japanese foreman in
the Walville lumber camp, now in
Japan, an accessory before and after
the fact In all three murders.
Business Expands.
SEATTLE, Feb. 20.���A building
which, to meet the needs,of the firm
will cost at least from $750,000 to
$800,000, is necessary for the grow
lug business of Sears, Roebuck &
Buckskin Joe Is Dend.
BELLINGHAM, Feb. 20.���The
'oral forestry office has been offic
tally notified of the death or "Buckskin Joe" Eaton, the original hermit
of Mount Baker. He was buried
Monday in the small yard at the
mouth of Bacon creek, where he has
raised potatoes In solitude for the
past nine years.
Merbmsly Injured.
SEATTLE, Feb. 20.���John Zug,
of Fairbanks, Alaska, a United
States government engineer and a'
member of the roads commission in
Alaska, is in a dannerous condition
from injuries sustained in an auto
accident Monday evening at Second
avenue and Pike street.
G.N.R. Claims It Is Overhauled.     \
OLYMPIA, Feb. 21.���Claiming!
ihat the valuation of $70,000,000
placed upon its property by the state
tax commission and certified to by '
the state board of equalization is too
high by more than $2,600,000, the
Cieat Northern railroad bas started
suit in the Thurston county superior
court to restrain the state and counties from seeking to collect the 1913
Penny   Is   Introduced.
WENATCHEE, Feb. 21.���Pennies
as a medium of exehauge are to have
an inning here outside the domain of
the postoffice.    Complying with sug
gestions from A. A. Housquet, inspec
tor of  weights and    measures    for
Chelan county, tbat the state law
requires proprietors of meat markets to charge for the exact weight
ol purchases, and that a state inspector is now making a pilgrimage, a
leading meat company here began a
system of "penny change." ellminat-
'ing (tihe t(i|mc-i|honored custom] 'oO
"giving and taking" as the scales
tipped this way or that.
CoinbBine for Water Supply.
Bb-LLINGHAM, Feb. 24.���Tbat
several ������hies of the lower Skagit
valley contemplate a combination of
energies to obtain an immense water
supply from the South Fork of the
Nooksack river is evidenced by the
fact that Mayor J. M. Morrison, of
Auac-ortes, after formal application
to the forestry office here, announced that water rights protecting the
project would stTortly be filed. Present tentative plans Indicate that tbe
cities of Lyman, Sedro-Woolley, Burlington, Mount Vernon, Edison, Anacortes, LaConner and all the lower
Skagit points Intend to approach the
project a. a joint proposition.
337 Cattle Diseased.
EVERETT, Feb. 24.���There Is not
a healthy dairy unimal among tho
337 on W. H. Stockbridge's big
ranch between Everett and Snohomish, according to a report submitted to Olympla by O. F. Overhulse,
chief inspector for the state department of agriculture, who has completed a test of 143 head of stock
suspected of being inlet-ted with
tubercular trouble. Tho owner of
the, herd, convinced that his stock
are'unlit lor dairying purposes, has,
says tiie report, agreed of his own
veil tion to have the infected animal's
killed at some abattoir where federal
supervision will be possible, and W.
K, Stockbridge further asserts hi_
it.tention to restock the fine ranch
with fine-blooded, healthy cows.
Due to Lark of Lime.
VVT-NATCHRE, Feb. 24.���BecauSe
the waters from the Cascades do not
sink into the soil and leave the
needed supply of lime, live stock in
the Wenatchee district has not thrived. The almost limeless condition
of the soil has resulted in insufficient
supply of the chemical needed by
suckling pigs, colts and calves to
form bonis, hair nnd other parts of
their anatomy. Reports have been
coming to the state college for several years which causod much perplexity. Finally the professors conducted an examination which revealed the cause of young animals dying
off and many of them being born
without any hair.
Road Building Will Be Active.
OLYMPIA, Feb. 25.���Much activity in highway construction is
promised by the state highway department during the next few
months, says Commissioner William
R. Roy, who has returned from a trip
to the Hoodsnori district, where he
inspected    highway    and    proposed
construction work.
Work already done and projected
at this time for the next few months
totals about $1,750,000, about a
million of which has already been
contracted for, most of which has
been done. Contracts will be let for
about $750,000 worth of construction within the next few weeks, if
the plans of the highway board materialize, bids on various stretches to
be entered March 2 and March 15.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., Feb. 26���
All the shingle mills at Willapa Harbor were closed Tuesday as a result
of the decision of the United Employers to establish the open shop.
A majority of the men belong to the
Shingle Weavers Union, and an effort on their part to unionize the
mills led to the shut down. Several
hundred men were thrown out of
Fares Serious Charge.
SEATTLE, Feb .26���Charges that
Police Sergeant Fred. Ribbach, while
in an intoxicated condition, fired on
an ambulance hastening at an early
hour along First avenue with Mrs.
W. L. Matthews, a patient who was
being carried to the Pacific hospital
in a critical condition, were made to
Chief of Police C'.aude G. Bannlck by
Gilbert Butterworth, manager of
Butterworth & Sous, owners of the
100 Dozen Per Day.
BELLINGHAM, Feb. 26.���Under
a monster sign which announces
"Bellingham is Busy, Listen to Her
Hum," the Star Broom Manufacturing Company at D and Astor streets
is daily turning out brooms as a
finished product at the rate of 100
dozen per day.
Delta municipality is situated at
the mouth of the Fraaer River in tho
finest agricultural district in B C
The chief Interests in the Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture
market gardening, sheep and horse
breeding, There are also salmon
canneries in the Delta municipality
There are shipping facilities by rail
and boat to the markets of Canada
and the United States. The cron
yield is the largest per acre in Canada, and the sheep and horses bred
are the fineat in British Columbia
Along the eouth bank of the Fraser
River there are splendid sites for
Board of Trade.���President, D *
McKee; secretary, S. W. Fisher.  '
Justices of Peace���H. D. Benson w
J. Kirkland, J. McKee, E. L. Berry!
Police Magistrate.���J. McKee.
Medical Health Officer.���Dr. J Kan-
Wilson. en
Coroners.���Dr. A. A. King and Dr
J. Kerr Wilson. r>
School Board.���S. Wright, chairman-
A. deR. Taylor, secretary; j. vZ
Farmers' Institute.���C. Davis, presl-
dent; N. A. McDiarmid, secretary.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective A*
sociation.���Wm. Kirkland, president; A. deR. Taylor, secretary.
Delta   Agricultural   Society. Dr   J
Kerr Wilson,  prealdent;  A.  deR
Taylor, secretary.
License Commissioner.���Reeve A. D
Patterson, Councillor S. Morley
J. Harris, J. McKee, J.P��� and E
L. Berry, J.P.
Member of Parliament.���J. D. Taylor,
New Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature.���F. j.
MacKenzle, Neto Westminster.
Boat Sailings.���S.S. New Delta leaves
Ladner every day for Steveston at
8.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., connecting with the B. C. E. R. cars. S.S.
Transfer leaves for New Westminster dally, except Sundays, at 7
a.m.; returning leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m., reaching Ladner at 5:30 p.m.
Railways.���Great Northern leave*
Port Guichon daily for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.;
returning, leaves Vancouver at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichon
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R.' Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Eburne
and Steveston���Cars leave Granville street depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) to
meet New Delta at 8.30 a.m. and
3.30 p.m. and leaves for New
Westminster via Eburne at 8.00
a.m. and 3 p.m. Special car for
Eburne at 6.00 a.m. Cars leave
Steveston at 6.30 a.m. and hourly
until 11.30 p.m. Sunday service
���First car leaves either terminus
at 8.30 a.m.; hourly service thereafter until 11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m. to 7
p.m. Mall for Vancouver closes
at 12 noon; for New Westminster
and up river polnta at 6.30 a.m.;
closed all  day fiutjday.
Municipal Council.���'Meets in ths
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on ths
second and fodrth Saturdays In
each month at 2 p.m. Reeve A.
D. Paterson; councillors, Jas. Savage, Joseph Harris, Seymour Huff,
Sam Morley, Chris Brown; clerk,
N.   A.   .McDiarmid.
Of dark blue serge trimmed with
braid. The collar and cuffs are of
Oriental printed crepe cloth, the
gilet being of white pique nished
with cobwebby lace. Attention
roust be drawn to the basque, which
is smartly cut away in front.
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evsning, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle, M.A., vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pastor���Rev.    D.  G.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Slinday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of the Ladies'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, J
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.3f
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sub
day school, 2 p.m.; tinging practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909. Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
a.m. Rev. Father W. Chaput, parish
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before the morning service everv
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Re*. C.
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor.
St.  Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.30 p m
Rev. J. J. Hastie, minister.
Coal mining rights or the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, ths
Northwest Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2560 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $.���**, which will bs
refunded if the rights applied fnr
are not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished
al least once a year.
The lease will Include the coal
mining rights only, but the lessee
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights msy be
considered necessary for the working of the mine at tbe rate of $10.00
an acre.
For full Information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
!    N.B.���Unauthorised publication 0
'this advertisement will not be P*t<>
Any corrections in above names
or times should be sent to the office
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.
The Delta Times �� published "-very
Saturday from the THnee Bull-Hns-
Ladner, B.C. J. D. Taytor, asan-


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