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THE DELTA TIMES
Volume 7
LADNER, B. 0. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1913.
BOr GETS
BADLY HURT
Vancouver Lad Is Victim of Most Unfortunate Shooting Accident at
Boundary Bay.
At two o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Dudley McGreer, a Vancouver
lad, spending his Christmas holidays
,,, \ Chris Winskill, at t'he home of
the latter at Boundary Bay, was ac-
ally shot, and is now in hospital in Vancouver under medical
care.
Voting McGreer was out with his
chum shunting ducks, and after getting a couple of mallards, the boys
started for home across the fields.
At a wire fence, Dudley held up the
jflre while his friend climbed
through, Then he reached for his
friend's gun. It was loaded and
cocked, and unfortunately it went off,
hitting Dudley in the shoulder with
,'h,. mil charge.
Vfter lhe accident, two lads hurried to the nearest house���two miles
sway���and from there Dr. King was
summoned.
After expert treatment the lad was
put in an automobile and hurried
over to hospital In Vancouver, where
he Is progressing favorably towards
recovery.
Dudley McGreer is a student, fifteen years of ag-e, the son 61 the late
James McGreer.
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$1.00 A YEAR.
NEW  WESTMINSTER MARKET.
Holly  and    Mistletoe    Find  Keady
Sale for Yuletide Decorations
���Flowers Plentiful,
Poultry, turkeys in particular,
together with flowers and flowering p.ants quickly attracted the eys
of the Christmas buyer at the special market held this morning. Thei
supply of turkeys was good, being
practically all local birds. The price
fetched for this Christmas bird waa
35 cents a pound live weight, while
dressed was 4 0 cents. Geese were
sold at from 25 to 27 cents a pound,
dressed, while live weight was 20
cents per pound. Ducks, live weight,
were also 20 cents a pound and
dressed from 25 to 30 cents. Tha
prices fetched by hens were from
iti to 2 2 cents per pound live
weight, while dressed ran from 20
to  22  cents.
Meats, both wholesale aud retail
remained steady at last Friday's
Quotations with  a fair supply.
Potatoes were offered at from $18
TWO CANDIDATES
ARE IN FIELD
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Kirkland and ... D. Paterson Will
Contest for the Honor of 1'eiiiR
Reeve of Delta.
Wm. Kirkland and A. D. Paterson
will be the contestants for the office
of reeve of the municipality of Delta
for the year 1914. The two met one
day this week and shook hands for
a fair go, no animosity existing.
The retiring reeve, Mr. H. D. Benson, has ibeen identified with ihe
welfare of Delta for many years.
This municipality was incorporated in
1880, with Mr. W. H. Ladner as
reeve. Iu 1881, Mr. Benson was
elected reeve, and  from that day, in
to $22 pur ton, while cabbages fetch- one wa'' or another, has represented
ed .11.76 a box. Both turnips and I the community. For the last four
carrots were selling at 75 cents a' >'ears ",Ir* Benson has been Delta's
sack.    There was only a small sup-   reeve,   and   now,   having;  served   his
WILL PROBABLY DECLINE.
Mr. Robert Abernethy    Thinks    He
Will N'ot Accept Nomination as
Mayoralty Candidate.
PORT MOODY, Dec. 24.���Mr. Robert Abernethy,     chairman     of     the
S'orth   Fraser   Harbor     Commission,
bi en approached by a number of
prominent  citizens  during  the  past
lays and asked to stand for the
ralty.    Seen tiy a representative
.   rhe British Columbian last night,
Mr, Abernethy admitted that he had
:. approached, but declared there
was no possibility of him    offering
[ us a candidate for office unless he  changed  his  mind    greatly
within  tiie next  few days.    "I  have
promised to consider the matter," he
included, "buttdo not  think that I
will stand for office "
ply of fish, Butterfteld & Mackie
being the only firm to occupy a
stall. Crabs, herrings, cod, steelhead, smelts and halibut were sold
at  last   week's prices.
Prices ln eggs and butter were
steady, the former were sold at 55
cents a dozen retail, while the latter was 40 cents a pound retail,
and  -5  cents wholesale.
For Christmus decorations there
was a good supply of flowers, holly
aud old English mistletoe. Azaleas
were sold at $1.50 to $2 each, while
tuips and hyacinths were from 25
cents to 75 cents per pot. Holly and
mistletoe euch fetched $1 a pound.
Chrysanthemums ranged in price
from 5u cents a dozen to $2 a dozen.
The following prices were quoted:
Wholesale Poultry.
Poultry, live weight
time and  his  people,  he  retires.
ABOUT CANADA.
Canadians, as a rule, know too
littie of their owu country. To know
Canada,, even in a general way, from
coast to coast and from the boundary
to the northern limits of settlement,
is a big order, tut it is one to which
every citizen of this country should
apply himself. The study of the
Dominion is not only interesting; it
is decidedly profitable. It increases-
the pride of the reader in his owni
land, and it reveals to him possibili-
: ties of which he has never dreamed,
I but which he may himself realize���
| if he will.
j These remarks are suggested by
16c to 22c ithe   receipt   of   a   volume   entitled
Uucks, live weight   ....   18c to 22c I "The   Western   Provinces   of   Can-
Geese,  live  weight   ....   18c to 22**,' ada," which contains as much solid
Turkeys,  live  weight     35c i information   concerning   \ho   grea.i
Retail  Poultry. | territory   in   which     are     included
Spring chickens, dressed
i Hens, dresBed, per lb.  . .
Ducks, dressed, per lb.. .
Geese, dressed, per lh.. .
Turkeys, dressed, per lb
Vegetables.
Potatoes, per ton $18 to $22
Cabbages, per sack   $ 1.00
DIES IN SOUTH.
Turnips, per sack
Carrots,  per  sack   	
Eggs and Butter.
Eggs,  retail   	
Duck   eggs   	
lb  ...   25c I Manitoba   * Saskatchewan,     Alberta
20c to 22c i and   British   Columbia     as   can   te
25c to 30q j crowded   into   112   pages  of  closely
25c to 27a' printed   but   very   readable   matter.
 40c   The book contains detailed information  concerning  the  provinces  mentioned covering such points as area,
climate,  precipitation, products, etc.
There are tables showing the grain
production   every   year   since   1901,
and  the  average  prices     of   wheat,
oats,  barley,  and  flax  for  the  last
six years. The plan of Western land
IS HONORARY
MASTER OF HUNT
Hon. T. W. Paterson Accepts Position
as   Patron  of  Hunting  in
Delta  Fields,
INDIAN DEPARTMENT.
His honor the Lieutenant-Governor of the province has accepted
the position of honorary master of
the La.lner Hunt, a position unanimously offered him at a recent meeting of the Hunt Club.
The Honorable Mr. Paterson is not
only interested in the I.adner Hunt
Club, but is interested in the agricultural pursuits of the Delta as well,
for he has not only the biggest, but
one of the finest farms in the country in this district.
Mr. Patterson, realizing the benefit
to the community of the establishment of a hunt, has recognized Its
importance by tendering his patronage.
NEW BISLEY REGULATIONS.
75c
75c
55c
55c
Butter, retail, per lb 40i*   survey  is explained;   the  homestead
Butter,   wholesale       35c | regulations are included, and a vast
Wholesale Mint amount   ot   information   coiii-eniing
One
l'ork, per Ib tie to 12  l-2c
Port (salt)  per lb   13c
Mutton,   per   lb    12c
Leg of Mutton, per lb 16c
ni Most  Respected Old Timers   Veal, medium, per lb 16  l-2c
of  City  Dies  at  Age oi
Seventy-eight.
Word was received in tuis city last
��� ..in.*  anuouncing    the  death    of
Mr,  Lachlan   McQuarrie,   which  oc-
:��� i m Chula    Vista, California,
yesterday    afternoon at    3 o'clock,
ter a short illness, of pneumonia.
... late -Mr. McQuarrie was oue ot
the   most   respected   old   timers
Veal
the raising of livestock and other
branches of diversified farming. A
full explanation is also given of the
Canadian Pacific Railway's policy ofi
selling lands to actual farmers on
twenty-year terms, and assistiingj
with a loan for improvements to
the extent of $2000.
The  book,   which    is     illustrated
large, Ib 12c to 15c
Retail Meats.
Beef, best rib roasts ..  20c *o 22c
Heef,  loin 26c to 27c
Beef, short loin  28o ' with  twenty photogfaphs and  a  15
Beef, sirloin       23c  to 25c j by 30 map of the WTstern provinces
Boiling Beefs   12 l-2c , has just been issued In a second an-
Beef,  pot  roast     15c j nual   edition   of   400,000,   of   which
Pork 20c to 26o I 200,000 have been shipped to Great
Pork  Chops     18c   Britain,   and   anotner   100,000   will
important Changes are Recommend'
ed in  Regulations Governing
Bisley Rifle Meet.
LONDON, Dec. 24.���important
changes in the conditions of shooting for the King's Prize and other
of the more important competitions
at Bisley are recommended in the
communications sent to the president of the National Rifle Association by General Sir C. W. Douglas
of the War Office, who has been!
considering proposals for modifying
the Bisley programme to bring it
more into harmony with the musketry relations of the Territorial
forces. The agitation for the abolishment of the bullseye and the
knowledge that the officers favored
"service competitions," has created
uneasiness among rifle c.ubB who
fear that the adoption of the War
Office policy may kill interest in
riCe shooting.
Specific, schemes are set out for
the King's and St. George's competitions introducing rapid firing and
snap shooting in the second stage
of the former and the first stage
of the latter.
For example, for the second stage
of the King's prize, five rounds deliberate, ten rounds rapid fire and
five rounds snap shooting at 300
yards  are suggested.
I'. II. Paget Succeeds Duncan Campbell   Scott as Accountant  of
Indian Affairs.
OTTAWA, Dec. 24.���Mr. IT, 11.
Paget has been appointed accountant Of the Department of Indian Affairs in succession to Mr. Duncan
Campbell Scott, who became deputy
superintendent-general when Mr.
Frank Pedley was dismissed from
the service.
Mr. Paget's appointment Is in the
nature of a promotion. Mr. S.iott,
prior to his present promotion was
designated chief accountant and .Mr.
Paget was accountant. The term
"chief accountant" has been lone
away with, but the functions of the
office will be discharged oy Mr.
Paget.
Mr, Paget, who is a native of the
Cuelph district, has been a number
of years in the service of the Indian
department both at Regina and Ottawa.
I'OKSKKS YET .MORE SURPRISES
CANTAB IS
SUOOESSFUL
Methodist Sunday School's Prei -illation of "Poxy Santa" Enjoyed
by Appreciative Audience.
London    "Standard"    Predicts Cn-
usual Happenings in Canadian
Railway Affairs in lull.
LONDON, Dec. 24.���"The Canadian railway market which has provided a number of surprises during
the year now closing, has in store
lor the early part of 1914," says the
"Standard," -turther developments
of a character scarcely suspected at
present.
"The construction of the trunk
lines in the Dominion during recent
years has brought about a far-reaching aud fundamental alteration in
the balance of power in the Canadian railway world and the principal interests concerned are already
taking council among themselves
with a view to maintaining the status quo. This can only be achieved
by a concentration of administration
which would eliminate one or other
of the groups now existing. The
Canadian Pacific board are anxious
that the opening up of the Dominion
to moderu transport facilities shall
be in conformity with their plans
and not in opposition to them, antl
tne prooaDUity is, therefore, that
eventually the Canadian Pacific
Kailway may not only run from
ocean to ocean, but may extend Its
operations In other directions."
An appreciative audience heard
the cantata "Foxy Santa," at Mc-i
Neely's Hall, Tuesday evening. The
music was good, and pans n-ere well
sustained. In tact, In I ito, tbe presentation was a su...
The personnel of the cantata was:
Santa, John Kirkland; Queen of
Fairies, Ruby Kirkland; fairies,
Millie i-'ilis, Ecelyn Monkman, Elva
Foilis and Katie Franci: ; .1 i. ,. Crust,
Cecil Weare; Santa's Mlilltarj Band,
Max I.adner, Ernie Kirkland, Walter
inn! Harry Ladnci ; Mis: Mary, Hazel
liiilclierson; postman, Hay Hutcherson; orphans, Biiiic Francis, Gordon
Full lis, Ralph Do-toman, Dora McGregor and May Stokes; tots, Connie
Francis, Claudia, Francis, Francis
CuMis, .Marjorie Lanning, Helen and
Annie Ladner and \ iulu rilokes.
The "six," Myrtle Kirkland, May and
Winnie Francis, Maud Hutcherson,
Nellie Kllis and Mabel Lannihg.
ASK GUARANTEE OF BONDS.
VANCOUVER, Dec, 2S.���The Provincial government Will now be asked to guarantee the bunds of   tho
Burrard Inlet Tunnel  ft   Bridge Co.
to   the   amount  of   $760,000,    This
course  of  action   waa   decided  upon
; yesterday afternoon at a meeting of
j the   directors   of   the   company,   In
view of Ihe Provincial  governs ittt'B
' reuisal  last  week  to  accede  to   the
'directors'  request   that   the  government   lake over the  5750,000  I tised
! by the municipal ties, thi   "350,000
donated   by   the   D       ilon   government,  the $400,001   gtveti   bj    tha
province and yet    another  million
: dollars,   and   erei I   the     J2.500.000
bridge.
AWARDED  LARGE  CONTRACT.
HOMESTEAD ENTRIES.
district.
Comlna to British Co-  Mutton       18c to 20e   te distributed through  the C. P. R
OTTAWA, Dec. 24.���Homestead
entries for the first ten months of
1913 show a falling off of 4415. The
decrease is evident in all the three
western provinces. Saskatchewan
had this year 11,939, against 15,543
for the same period last year; Alberta had 10,142 against 11,880;
Manitoba, 232G against 2699. British Columbia, on the other hand,
supplied more free farms this year
than last, the number jumping from
254 to  1740.
BELLINGHAM, Doc. 22.���Bids
for the supplying of 7,000 feet of
wood water pipe to the city water
department were opened by the
municipal water board Saturday
morning and the contract awarded
to the Byrne-Turner Company, of
Bellingham, whose bid for 7000
feet of machine-banded fir stave
pipe, with steel couplings, totalled
$4,200. Four other bids were
submitted but all were found to be
higher than the estimate of the
local  company.
914,000 EIRE IX BLAINE.
BLAINE, Dec. 22.���Fire at an
early hour Saturday morning resulted in a $14,000 stock damage and
the partial destruction of the best
business  block  in  Blaine.
|   NEW  WESTMINSTER  MARKET.
j     Eggs at    tho   New    Westminster
market   yesterday   morning    Cell   iu
'price  from  55  cent.-,  a dozen to  50
| cents and 45 cents wholesale.     This
! has  been   the  result  of  tbq  recent
mild weather and II Is probable that
should this keep up  that the price
I will go even lower.     As a result of
a market  on  Tuesday  morning and
also   that  yesterday  was  Christmas
the  supplies   were     scarce,     meats,
poultry, eggs and butter wltn a few
sack of    potatoes    being    thi    only
' articles to be seen      Meat.-; although
I not plentiful remained al Lael wee-
quotations   and   the   same   may   be
'said of poultry, botli dressed aud live
i weight.      Butter  wae   quoted  a!   40
; cents a pound retail.     Another special market will be held next Tues-
I day.
umbia  in   1S85,   he     resided  for  a
Leg  of  Mutton       18c
Sugar cured corned pork 15c to 20c
Home-made pork sausage 15c to 20c
Salted   Pigs'  head,  lb.
Pickled Pigs' feet, per Ib.  . .
Pickled pigs' shanks, lb.   . .
Sugar cured bogs' heads, lb
o years  in   Revefstoke,  and  came
New Westminster iu 18-8 where
in    resided    until   November,   iyi2,
-������hen he moved  with    his wife    to
lUla Vlsia to reside.   He was a na-       - ���rned beef   Ib
tn-e  of   Canada,   born  at   Richmond ! ':.U5ni',  ���*-nma   ib
11.11, near  Toronto,  Out.,     July    Hp?    _-h      '
1MB, the sou of Squire Hector Mc-  ������� 1B���^.' ^.���
yuarrie,   a   large     lanuowner     aud : ougar curt u  nauuu
maglstrkte of that district who had JjWJJ^"g ^f-.
come from Sotoland In his youth to     ���   S IZZ
8c
8c
10c
8c
16c
14c
15c to l��c
Sugar cured boneless ham  ....  25c
23c to 25c
Spring lamb, hind qr.  . .  30c to 35c
Fish.
Cohops,  each       30c
Steelhead salmon, per lb 12"-<_"
Sturgeon, per lb 15c
Red Salmon, per Ib 12 l-2c
Cnd    ner  lb     10C
A. L. McQuarrie left lmme- ^Sjv*!   -Hr  ,b    10o
for  the  South  arriving last  *?*J2.   A LI .   25c
tlic United States remaining there a
few years and then moving to Canada logether with other U. E. Loy-
alists,
Lasi Saturday his sons received a
UK-ssage   that   their   father   was   111
and Dr
d itely
evening four hours after his father's
death,
Mr, McQuarrie was during his
IHetime one of the foremost contrac-
'' rs iu Canada. He constructed Uie
tlrsi waterworks system In Ottawa,
also in Winnipeg, this city und Ver-
i;1 "���     He did  a great deal of
rabs,  2  for    25c
Herrings, 3 lbs 25c
Smelts   ������   10c
Flowers.
Potted  Hyacinths       25c
Azaleas $1-00 up
Holly, per lb    $1
work I Mistletoe, per lb *'
SURVEYORS  RETICENT.
��� the c. P. R. between the Great cYmanthemums, per do.. 50c to $2
I   and   the   Coast,   particularly |
work anil construction of snow- !
lie  built the Iirst ten miles j
' ..��� Great Northern between this |
and  Seattle,  also  the  (*.   P.   it- !
������n   Vancouver   and   Steveston   j
g the gold rush of 185!' and
''���'���' he  made nis Iirst  trip to the
prospecting both in California ���
British Columbia,
He was a Presbyterian and attend-1
St. Stephen's church rrom Us In-|
iration to the time of hiB leav-
thh city.     lie was a Free Mason | J
b not affiliated with any of the
1 dees.     tn politics he was al- i,
i strong Conservative. He was
SUMAS,   Dec.   22.���Ten   Milwaukee surveyors nnd  a chler engineer
have   started   quietly  to  work    in
Sumas;   Hint   is  as   quietly   as  such
a large party could start, tor it was
not   long   until   the   local   residents
began to inquire the meaning of the
BUrveyors     and     Iheir     relation     to
Sumas.     And   they  are  still   asking
the  questions    for   the   Milwaukee
surveyors  are  ns  reticent   concern-
,,,., ih.it  fu Cons as is .Mm Hill hiiu-
It   is  supposed  that  the  sur-
v  will  lay  the route for the  new
nil,  warm-hearted man  always      ,',,���.,,,.,*-���   running   through     this
art.ir the welfare of others      ,     d connectlns the R & N. with
I  b  gn at  pride In his home i     *        .   ,,   ,,
; city. !t,l(   "��� 	
d ased leaves to mourn bis I
Ills widow, Chris]ie McQuarrie,
our sons, Messrs. N. II. and D.
.I'uarrte,   of   McQuarrie   Bros,
.Montreal office. Some idea of the
magnitude of this edition can be
gleaned from the fact that if pages
were placed end to end in one continuous atrip that strip would reach
2209 miles���that is to say as far as
from Montreal to California. If the
whole edition were placed In one
pile, copy upon copy, the total1
height would be 6,510 feet���eight
and three-quarter times the height
of the Woolworth building in New:
York, the highest building in the
world. Twelve and a half miles of
wire wore required for stitching the
copies together, and two ears to
bring in the paper, which weighed
some sixty tons.
This book will be sent absolutely
free, postage paid, to any reader of
this paper who will write for it to
the Publicity Branch, Department
of Natural Resources, Canadian
Pacific Railway, Calgary, Alberta.
If you have friends in other countries whom you would like to interest in Canada copies will be sent to
them free upon request to the above
address.
MAY   IMPROVE   ROAD.
it is said that the municipality of
Delta, the municipality of Richmond
and the Provincial Government will
together undertake tlie paving of the
road across Lulu Island leading to
the ferry landing at Wo id ward's.
and the many patrons ol the terry
are hoping that the rumor la noi
a myth,
HAVE FINE EVENING.
GREBNSMITH���-MASON.
On   Tuesday   evening   Miss   Jessie
Mr.   W.  O.  McQuarrie, Of I Qreensmlth     and     Mr.     Claude     G.
Last Friday evening the Dand ilion
Club held a dance which : laimed
t.   have   heen   oni
successes of ihe season. The floor
was tine; the music was fine; there
was a fine crowd vet i I bun ! '
young people. The dance continued
lill S a.m.. with Intermission for a
splendid sapper,
.ivinV-S'.'"-^
Quarrle,   .Martin & Cassady. bar-
';,;S, and     Dr.  A. L.    McQuarrie,
"cal   health   officer  and  coroner,
this city,  all of  whom are sons
tirst   wife   Mary   McQuarrie,
do predeceased him in 1902.   One
!,'"r,   Isabella     E.     McQuarrie,
! In this city In 1890.     His sec-
! marriage look place in 1906.
body   will   be   brought   from
"na   to   tnis   city   ror   burial
���''���''Ing   there  today.     Funeral  an-
xounceoents will be made later.
Mason, both young people well
known In Delta, were married at
Sapperton.
PERRY "TRAFFIC BIG.
XMAS  RAFFLE.
Under the management  of Messrs.
Jas.   Nelson   and  Arthur   Evans,    B
raffle was held in  I.adner. Tuesday
even:ng, at which some fifteen geese
The Christmas business of the Lad-j and    more    than   forty   ducks   wen
ner-Woodward's   Landing   ferry   was, won.
, biL�� hat everybody Is talking; Everybody, that Is, everybody who
,i,n��t it As many ns fifty passen-l was 'ucky. got at leas' a bird, and
geni crossed at one time just before| some.ody said he liked *.he evening's
Christmas. I fun'
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, TORONTO.
This is at the present the largesi  Protestant Church in the Domi.i Ion  of Canada.     It   .    ���   ; till
cost of $375.000.     The railing of the first  gallery, is supposed to be tiie best work of its kind to be found,
This big church is really a product o f a long standing cleavage between the   Low     Church     and     the    High
Church ot England in Toronto.     At   the  time  for 'he election  for  Bish ion in the Toronto Synod, Rev.  Dr.
Cody, the rector of St. Paul's, was th-  Low   Church  candidate  for Bishop against the nominee of the High
Church, Bishop Thorneloe, of Algoma.      There  were half  a   dozen  deadlocks, and Anally the parties go! together  and  compromised  an election of the present    Bishop    Sweeney.     But the friends    of Canon    Cody
decided at  that time to    erect whar they considered a suitable place of worshio ( r Canon Cody's congi
gation.      The  new  St.   Paul's  Church is the result.     Lately there has   teen  a   unification  of the  fore,;    .
the High Church and the Low Church in Toronto.
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DECEMBER   ���t   t
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By   Ai - . H. Bel!
.   .1111   lost!"
; he  ������ ���'��� ds     ������   re    uttered    hy a
young  girl   who  i- cod   in  the  midst
Of a  whirl  of snow.    So  far as she
could  si      the faint white glimmer
ol  the i mntrj      n    its pure shroud
Burrounded  her,  obliterating tracks
an I all landmarks, while the storm
ol sofi   I......, m ide ihe task oi finding her way Impossible.
.1   was Christmas Eve, and muffled   as     ie  sound  was,    she could
beur     ��� ���������. bell     music    drifl Ing
....... _  ....   .  a ...   (void,  i In- t unst-
mas u. peace and goodwill,
The slight little figure, snow-
covered, as very tired, too, but a
thoroughlj brace spirit animated
the frail body of Peggy Sevcrne. She
groped h r way to a big tree by the
wayside. lien., hushes had partially screened the spot, and it \wis
somewhat sheltered from the snow.
"I musl not go lo sleep," said
Pegg) aloud, "If I am plucky 1 may
pull through; but i certainly shall
nol n I give in, although the pros-
pei t.i: Christmas  Eve  ln
1 liis way is rerj dismal."
As time crepi on the girl began
to yie.d to the overcoming drowsiness preceding the death Bleep of
those lost a the Bnow, She strug-
l led ...ui .. bravely, and then
madi , her mind to walk on again
OS best she could. Before she left
the little nook Peggy knelt down
and prayed to the Saviour oi all
men jus; a simple little prayer,
but   from   her  very  bean.
Peggy's religion was child-like
and trustfUi. She believed her petition would be heard and answered. It gave her courage and hope
to si niggle onward. Bul it was
hard work, and fall her bravery
could not keep her eyelids open.
She Btumblde and fell, almost exhausted, i
Sudden y a thrill of excitement,
coursed along .her veins. Her hand,
jheti-icUvely extended as she fell,
touched something cold and soft, a
little human face. Peggy's sleepiness vanished by magic. She was
scrambling up and groping about,
the In: e heap her fingers encount-j
ered. She pushed away the drilled,
enow and almost dug out what
proved to be a bundle of shawls,
wrapping a little child.
The clouds were breaking, and
the Christmas moonlight showered
its white beams upon the tiny face,,
framed   in  si.ken soft  curls.
"Oh, you are not dead, 1 hope..
You poor little babyl Who could
have left you Mike this?" cried
Peggy, pitifully cuddling Hie child.
Sitting down, all forgetful of herself, she began io chafe the tiny
limbs, and pour her own warm,
breath irio the little lungs. Alw.
sorbed in these cares for the for-,
lorn waif, Peggy did not notice the
approach of a dazzling light, which
belonged to a motor car, going
elowly on account of the deep snow.
The driver saw the crouching figure and camo to a halt.
"What is the matter here?" cried,
out a masculine voice rich and
strong.
Peggy started  to her feet.
"Oh,  Sir Basil, I am so thankful
to see you!" she    cried out.      "Do
take mo home.    I am i.u'ite lost, and ,
I  f. ar this poor little    creature    is I night
dead."
B nskirk   jumped   out
ul terln i nazed :
"Miss i ���;.' Can il be you? My
dear little . how did you get in.
sui . There,  tell  uie as
we go on;   . ��� u must be frozen!"
He lilt d her Into the car, baby
and all. He ivas .lust the type a
girl ad.aires, that is a girl like sweet
ii.   brought   ihe  car  to  a  standstill,  and   holding her close    to his!
breast,  kissed  the  pretty  lips,  seal
Ing (li ii i  Christmas Eve betrothal.   ;
"I   am   taking   you    to  Kirk-hall, I
darling,"  be said,  as  they drove  on I
again,      "1   want   you   to  gel   Into
some  dry   things.     1   an*-Jt'"'e  your
feet  must  be soaked.    Ami  there 181
tin   child, too, poor baby."
"1   think   it  is  living,  Basil. 1 I
nm sure it feels warm, and���yes, it!
is really breathing," bending ner ]
face down to the tiny one.
They turned in between the gate *
pillars of Kirkhall aud rushed up I
the avenue to the great home, which j
had only a lighted window or two j
in  all the stately frontage.
He lifted Peggy out and carried |
hi ' over tiv1 threshold Into the huge, I
splendid hall, adorued with Christmas greenery. An elderly woman
ctme out from one of the rooms
opening Into it. She was tall, sad-
C.ced, her long black velvet gown
falling almost like a nun's robe
about her. This was Lady Orms-
kirk, Sir Basil's mother. She gazed
curiously r.t the incoming pair, her
stately soi. and the fairy figure by
his side.
"Mother, I found Miss Severne
lost in the snow, and have brought
her home to get dried and rested,"
hi  said.
"I am delighted to welcome you,
my dear," and her ladyship greeted
leggy very affectionate.) ;"but what
have you here?" noticing the baby.
Pegg; ��� ���'' '. r, and they unfoid-
i.: th ��� wrapping shawls, showing a
.i ir-iiid  bairn,  a  pretty boy.
"Oh, what a darling!" cried ��� ul
the girl, "Is he not sweet?" kissing
l.iin rapturously. "You poor, wee,
Christmas baby."
Lady Ormskirk made no reply,
and her son was surprised to see
how very white her face was.
"Are you ill, mother " he asked,
for she suddenly put her hand to
her head and turned away in a tot-
tetriiisr uncertain way towards a
chair.
"No no, a slight giddiness, Basil.
It is nothing. Where did you say
you found that child. Miss Severne?"
"About a mile and a half away
from here, I should say." she replied.
"Was the child alont? It seems
incredible anyone could abandon one
sio feeble and weak."
"It was quite, quite by itself. Not
a soul in sight," answered Peggy,
"I was almost giving up hope on my
own account. Indeed, if I had not
Btumlbled through drowsiness I
should not have found it���my little
Christmas angel."
"You might have perished. H iw
thankful I am that I went that way.
Now, mother, I am sure Peggy must
stay here this evening. I will go
back to Severnholm and put thi Ir
minds  at  ease  about  her,"  said  Sir
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Merry Xmas and Happy
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Peggy  Severne,   whose  ideal   Prince I feeling.
"Oh. no. I am going home with
you, 'please, so soon as the baby can
be made comfortable," eagerly said
Peggy.
"Why not leave it here? Much
better than talking it into the cold
again."
But Peggy, sweetly wilful, insisted
on her own way. She was very
quick, and fancied her future mother-in-law did not like the little one.
The child, after being fed and
cared for by my lady's middlcaged
maid, was warmly wrapped up again
and by that time Peggy herself was
ready to return home. Before they
left Sir Basil said to his mother:
"You know, mother, ihat I meant
to ask Peggy a certain question to
9be  has   answered   it   as   I
hoped sin- would do.    Will you civ.
her a daughter's welcome?"
Lady Ormskirk put her hands < tl
Peggy's shoulders and lool.'-d down
a1 her sweet, sparkling, lovely face
with a curious expression, then
said:
"You   love  my son,  Pegfy?"
"Yes,   I   do,"   said   the   girl   with!
shy blushes, and grace of  maidenly;
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Charming ivas always pictured to
herself with blue eyes and brown
hair,  ;i   kind   voice and  big  manly
put sun.
Shi fell so warm and happy now,
with rugs tucked round ber. and
thai powerful figure close to her
own.
1 wonder how the poor little
thing gol there?" she said, after
telling  Sir Basil  how she  fouud  it.
"Could nol say.    "uost likely some
hearties*  wretch abandoned ii to its j
fate," said    Ormsklrlc.    "How    did j
��� ni     ' io-:. ai'ss Peggy?"
"I   took  Granny  Dick   her  Christ-|
mas box and stayed a Iii tie too .ong. j
When  I  left  her cottage I believe I
took     the     wrong     turn     and     got
astray."
"I   should   think   you   did..    Why.'
we are nine miles from your place, \
They  will  be awfully anxious about
you,  Peggy."
"J  am  afraid they  will,      1  was
the hostess was missing from the
dinner table They will imagine I
am playing a new version of the
'Mist etoe Hough,' Sir Basil," and
Peggy laughed.
"is there ;i Lord Lovel to mourn
you, Peggy, at Severneholm?" asked  Sir Basil,  bending down to her.
"Not thai I am aware 'of"���demurely.     "Why?"
"I will tell you." said Ormskirk.
"Out h re in the starlight and
moon'.ight it is easier to speak, I
think. I*eggy, will you make this
Christmas Eve the happiest 1 have
ever known?"
"How can I du that?" she asked;
but in h r gay tone there was a
thrill at t^ni-iprnpss.
1 i,'..        Lh,  Peggy, you  kn i,  i
think ���    witch.      1  love    you,
darling i want you to be all mine,
my dear wife. Will you. tittle one?"
"I do not know���quite," and
Peggy spoke very low. "You have
forgotten to usk .me one imp."taut
question. Sir Uasil."
������What   is  that?"���anxiously.
"You have not asked m�� if 1 rare
for you," came the small, sweet
voice.
���-1 want something more thaa
���care,'  dar.ing.       Do    you  love  me,
Pe�� By?"
"Yes.  nasil."
o       ..:   their hostess     upstair--  after
dinner to see her treasure trove.
"It is a deal' little thing���so fair
and fresh. His experience does nol
seem to have hurl him, And what
a monster his mother must be ti
leave such a swet pet in the snow.
What will ylou do with him?" asked one of Peggy's aunts.
"Keep him," answered Peggy. "He
my little  Christmas  angel,     if  it
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"And you would not like .anythingj*^a(J not .heen  for    finding    *lini   ,;
to come between you?" pursued my, shouM have gone    t0    -lee.._ and__:
lady. idled in the snow, most likelv.    No,
"Nothing  could,   while   we   wereU was not af-aid t0 dl6i but'lite *B
true to each other,"  replied Peggy. jvei.y  beautiful  here"���with   a  faint1
"'    :_0UJ,"! J~.��     .,"rD,t.',.r.   e.e, ;. i r:seate blush as she glanced at Basil,;
- i\'..;o st_-'0u in the background.
questions to ask her."
"Not unnecessary. But I congratulate you, B.asil, and Peggy will
find me a good mother," said Lady
Ormskirk, kissing the girl. ���
They went out again to the snntv
roads, happy in each other. The
mother watched the car glide aw.-ij
with miserable eyes.
"To think my action was useless.
Bul   where  is  the child's    tuothei
It was pas: two o'clock when the
gathering broke up, and the gay
| party separated to their rooms. Peggy dismissed the sleepy maid and undressed herself by the blazing fire.
The baby was sleeping, his little
golden curls lying damply about his
flushed brow���one dimpled fist lying
outside on the coverlet.
Peggy said her prayers beside tbe
Poor little Peggy.   She little suspects'cri-",  then,  turning down the lights,
what a difference that child  makes],*1" int0 her ow" warm nest.      She;
to her and  Basil." muttered mv lady ,aJ' awake some time, thinking what!
hurried   back   to  her stately!:>  wonderful Christmas    Eve     t had
���  siio  	
rooms, and the lonely Christmas Eve, heen, and how beautiful a gift had
by  the  fire. I been  given her In  Sir  Basil's    love.
She had been invited to join the | Gradually the tired eyelids drooped
f'.-t:*l elrole at Severnholm. Peegy's|over the sweet, eyes, and Peggy
ueauurui home, but declined it. s-umbered a.s tranquilly as the inno-
L/ady Ormskirk was not a sociable | eent child by her bedside.
woman. She lived by herself, her j She awoke from a confused dream
one idol, her son. Her religion (conscious of a presence in the room
wm austere and formal, giving no, other than her own, and a thrill
comfort, since she learnt of the law turned her blood cold There bend-
rather tham Ooepel. A second wife, j ing over the crib, was a female'shape
she had  never exipected  her son  to, robed   in  some  white  garment \
become master of Kirkhall, and her! veil hid her features, but Peggy saw
stepson was a cruel, grasping man, Ithe Hash of brilliant'eves as the in-
forcing h-is father's widow to live on I truder lifted the babv"from its crib
the slender jointure  which  was her1 and glided away.
The spell of terror was broken,
Peggy was no coward. She sprang
from her bed and rushed after th.
visiitanit. Ghost or 'human flesh and
blood, the girl did not intend to let
it escape.
"Give me  ihat child''  breathlessly
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sole provision. Then he died, and
Basil came in for everything; but
the sadness did not leave his mother's lace.
Severnholm was brilliantly lighted, and tiiere appeared lo be a great
commotion and exciti ment  when Sir
i were surrouiuit.il  n\      crowd o ���^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_��
eager  people, and  Peggy seemed  in wntcned a real, muscular arm.    "if
langei   of  being  smothered  beneath1-*'0" do �����'������ !  w'�� shriek for help."
her friends' caresses. The  woman  muttered    something
"Where have you    been?    Every-, and tried to get away.    In the tussle
body  has  beet,  out   looking for you. | Peggy dragged
D     ler's spoil!  and  we are all slarv-' fell back In sh
11!   ' "
From  these and similar  questions	
and   remark-:   Peggy  Severne at  last       "Von/' she gasped.     'What do vou
escaped   to  her  own   room   and  the  w.)nt   v,-|ti-,  ,*,.,.  oaoy^    [_aj, Orms-
minisl -ation ol her maid and duenna|kirk, sit down and tell me why you
Mrs. l.awson. 'have dressed  up like this and cri pt
The baby was put in a little cot in info my bedroom like a thief"
her OWD  bed-   *rm, and later on held       Lady Ormskirk hesitated     She was
quite a little court, all the ladies fol-1 furioua   yet terrified
! founded
mother.
down her veil���then
���er amazement, dumb-
behold the face of Basil's
"That child makes my poor boy a
pauper again," slowly said the widow.
"Sir Walter married a poor,  wretched girl  of whom he was    ashamed.
She heard of his death and oame Do
Kirkhall  to claim  the place  for her
little son.    Oh, it was quite genuine.
j I tried to buy her off, but she was
I sp  fond  of her  little son;   and  then
| she got angry, and went out in  the
; cold  dusk and  snow, threatening  to
see  Sir   Basil,   and   get 'justice  from
i him.    Where can  the woman  be?     I
! thought if I could  secure the  baby
in this way I could keep the secret���"
"Keep the secret," cried Peggy in-
fiio-nantly. "Why. .the dear little
fellow must have his Ibirthright."
Lady Ormskirk paused, then she
flung herself on her knees before the
girl in her long white nightdress.
"Oh, Peggy���Peggy, do keep the
secret. I think the woman must
have perished in the snow, and. I
no one need iver know Sir Walter
left a son. Think of Basil. You
say you love him���"
"So I do," answered Peggy. "But
I love honor, and so does he. Besides, it doesn't matter. I am rich
enough for both���"
"But, Peggy, he will not marry
you if he is poor."
"I cannot help that. If this child
Is the real owner of Kirkhall he must
have it. Basil and I can settle our
own affairs afterwards."
Peggy was rallied a good deal upon her pale face at breakfast, but she I
kept her own counsel. Not even to!
Basi ldld she hint one word of thej
scene through which she had passed.:
but she prayed very earnestly for nil
mother.
And her prayers    were answered.
The widow, who only coveted wealth;
for her boy, confessed the truth, and|
although   Basil   was   deeply  grieved,'
he forgave her.
Well for Clara Ormskirk that she:
did thi��, for wihen the snow melted,;
the body of her stepson's unfortunate
wife wae found not far from where!
Peggy discovered her child, and upon'
ii the papers v.i.cli established the,
baby heir's claim.
Peggy had a world of trouble with |
her proud liver before he "would con-i
sent to bear "the stigma of a fortune!
hunter"--as he bitterly called it. But!
when another Christmas season camei
round he could hold out no longer,
and sweet Peggy Severne became a
Christmas bride, the most important I
person next bo her being a certain!
small, yellow-haired laddie in white
frmk and scarlet ribbons, who was]
called "little Sir Arthur," and ownedi
an ad'oring slave in the person of his
repentr.nt "Granny."
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7  models,  38   improvements,   ELECTRIC  STAI'TKi:    Electric
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These
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Remember our Annual Christmas Drawing���$100.0(i in prizei.
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Ladner- B.C. DECEMBEB   27,   J-.-M3.
THE DELT_A TIMES
...LOCAL ITEMS...
���;  ,   la*
ss   Bown   visited   Vancouver  on
.,,.   ,)    Johnson   motored   to  town
f -day.     	
Mrs, W. AlcCrea visited Vancouver
lay.
Weare visited   Vancouver on
., pday last.
jllss  Jessie  Mclnnes  visited   Van
uver, Tuesday.
^BRITISH COLUMBIA^!
IX THE COUNTY OOTJBT OF WEST-
MIXSTKI., rfOLDKX AT VEW
WESTMINSTER.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Savage visited the
city on .Monday.
Mis.:.    Laura    Hutcherson    visited
Miss  Rich  on  Monday  last.
Mrs.   and  Miss  Whitwortli   visited
Vancouver on Friday last.
Mrs. S. W. Walter visited Vaneou-
.. un  Monday.
.   "Parson's   Vacation"   at   Mc-
llall, early in January.      *���
���. Marshall Smith and Miss Bea-
vlsited Mr. H. X. Rich on Mon-
jllss M. J. Brooks, of Vancouver,
���   Tuesday   visiting   in   Lad-
,Ir   G,   Deveraux   is   spending  Ills
! vacation al home with hla
Mr. 1 iiii Brandrith has returned to
er to spend the Christmas  sea-
- ��� .
Mr.   John   Kirkland    visited    New
Westminster Tuesday last.
Mr. li   Mitchell is leaving on Monday   for his  home  in   Ontario.
PttlNCE RUPERT.
Rogers A. Black are presenting the
citizens with a very acceptable
Christmas present ln the way of a
cut in the price of coal. Their Wellington coal is now $10 a ton, which
is one dollar less than formerly.
They claim this is made possible by
Iheir improved methods of handling
the coal.
A Russian Finn named Wickluud
is the first person ever tried for
murder in Prince Rupert.   The man
'Between Bank of Montreal. Plaintiff;
And  Frank  Millejeux and    James
W. Holllushead, Defendants.
To Frank  Millejeux,  of the Munici-
paHty of Delta,  British  Columbia,
farmer.
Take notice th at a Plaint has been
entered and a Sumniwis issued
against you in ithe above County
Court by the Bank of Montreal, who
curry on business at the City of Xew
Westminster and elsewhere, as maker
of a promissory mote dated the 11th
is charged with the murder of Clar- I *����� "I ,**��   ^'P.
ence Howell  in  the     new    Telkwa, f"���^^0'.0.?-?"!3..1"
hotel on November 4  last
Mrs. Murphy visited Vancouver on
Tuesday, returning by the ferry.
The "Parson's Vacation" at McNeely Hall, early In January.      **
Mr. E. L. Berry sang in church
last  Sunday.
Miss Cert rude Hieh is spending her
vacation with her parents, Mr. and
.Mrs.   H.   N.   Rich.
Mrs. and Miss Deveraux visited
Victoria, spending Christmas with
her  daughter,   Mrs.   Swords.
1013.   for the
^^^^^^^^^^^^^    teres:, payable
-,      ,     llwo months after date to the defend-
t--���,,-t  ,.,,ii-,.  ����  mo-.i.������i ��� Wa!]nnt James W. Holllnshead or order,
louud guilty of manslaughter    and ^ end-owed by Mm, trWch ncrte has
lmpiison-|,been ^j.. pre.gente(1. fnr payment at
sentenced   lo
ment.
five  years
I Mr. Fred Cook has resigned his
position on the Birdswell and is hack
cn dry land again.
Mr W P. Syinons left for Vli I iria,
esday, to spend his Christmas
Ion.
Mr. ('has. Davis has announced his
on to become a candidate for
the  honor   of   being   a   Delia   councillor.
The  usual  annual   Christmas  tree
Sunday  school  at  Boundary
Ba)   *'lll he held in the local school
house on Monday, December 20.
On Sunday-, December 21, a
daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
E.  J.   Holbrook,  at  Sapperton.
Mr. A. delt. Taylor, postmaster, reports the greatest Christmas business
in the history of Ladner.
Wright Bros., of Boundary Bay,
have finished the plowing of 169
acres of land, and fee! in good trim
for lhe beginning of 1014.
Or.  Ottwell   made  a   trip  to  Van-
iver, Tuesday,  returning Wednes-
day morning.    He  made  a particularly    lose  connection   with   his  car
he  government  ferry.
The l.adner-Woodward's Landing
��������� has been doing a business in
e Christmas season so large that
old kickers are now kicking
��� nisei ves.
Mr. and Miss Grant are spending
:h'*ir Christmas vacation at the home
of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.
Grant.
There are many winners "and many
more losers in the many, many store
drawings in Ladner this holiday season. The names of the losers will
be published next week.
Pi
r all Building Supplies and Fuel
ipply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
505  Westminster Trust  Build-
Office phone 826; wharf phone
People holding tickets for raffle
on Miss Florence Lord's organ, kindly send name and address to F. E.
Lord. 2582 Vancouver street, Victoria, B.C., at once. **
88
annual   Christmas   entertain-
of  the  Sunday  school  of  All
Saints's church will be held In Mc-
S'eelj Hall on the evening of Tuesday, December 30.
While    endeavoring   to   get   Delta
market prices, the Times man talked
t    Mr,  Jack Johnson.     Mr. Johnson
told him that ducks were worth from
cents  each  to  $18.25   each.    He
en patronizing the raffles.
Tlie time-honored watch night service will be held in the Methodist
church. Ladner, on Xew Year's eve,
at 10.45 p.m. A cordial invitation
extended to all.
Last Sunday, Mr. E. L. Berry sang
in churoh service. In the morning
he rendered the "Holy City." and
in the evenign the "Star of Bethlehem."
Mr. Robert Careless sold on the
New Westminster city market last
Friday two sacks of potatoes���Delta
potatoes���for $4.00. These "spuds"
were houeht by Mr. Fred Davis, proprietor of the White Cafe.
ilessrs. Griffin. Houston and t'ar-
i  all   of  Vancouver   while   riding
inds Saturday last, going over
iv   I'ybus  place,   met   with   a
All   of   the   trio   "made"   the]
li.   and   Mr.   Pybus   says   that    :'
future the huntsmen will give himj
. he will prepare feather bed i
hem  to fall  upon.
At the Hunt meet, Saturday last,
there was a match race between Mr.
A. Austin's ''Lady Maud." and Mr.
Morgan's "Quichana." Mr. Austin,
while well in the lead, still rode but
when his mount came to a fence, in
place of a jump, the rider was taken
through  a   wire  fence.
POTATO QUARANTINE
WILL BE CONTINUED
Hut  May He Rained    Under Certain
Conditions of R-*giilii<i��ii nud
Inspection.
WASHINGTON, Dec.     _3.���Secre-
tarj   Houston   yester'day   Issued   an
order io;-tinuing the Quarantine put
..illy iuto effect September 20
last  forbidding     potato   importation
be  British  Isles,  Canada and
all Continental Europe.     This action
modified, however, by a second
under   which   the   quarantine
may be raised under proper regula-
and   inspection   from   foreign
les  or  districts,     which    can
���*���������'����� that they are free from potato
    and powdery scab, the two dis-
��� which, the Department of Agri-
lure aims to keep out of the coun-
1 rj'. The flrst order becomes tt-
!,"ive December 24, but will admit
until January 15, next, potatoes cov-
<:'d by consular Invoices issued on
>��� before Wednesday next. The sec-
: ' order is effective January 15
next.
[\.iri*i;?> uv fali-im. TBEE.
KDMONDS. Dec. 24.���Ernest Fellows, a resident of Burnaby, met
wuu au ac'eiaent yesteraay afternoon near Glen Lyon, Reeve D. C.
McGregor's home on Riverway. Mr.
Fellows, a young man df 22, was at.
work when a tree that had been
lodged against another fell, bruising his head and shoulder. He was
attended by Dr. Baird of Collingwood, and was removed by the police to the Royal Columbian Hospital where he is now progressing
favorably.
WiDFORI) STILL SRLLS.
LONDON. Dec. 24.��� The Duke of
Bedford, who only last week sold
the majority of his real estate holdings in this city, made another big
sale when ho disposed of some property in Bloomsbury for about $],-
500,000. One plot was sold nt
$300,000 and i;t is on this site that
the National Shakespeare Memorial
Theatre  will  be built.
rHOUGHT IT WAS SUMMER.
OTTAWA, Dec.    24.���Dr.    Clark,
M-P-. of Red Deer, stepped off the C.
1    H   train from the West on its ar-
'     1   here   at   5   o'clock   yesterday
ng,   garbed    in     semi-summer
dotnes.       r_ast     weanesuay,     aim
''htirsday he and three of his sons
i   cricket   In   a   field   near   his
He  was surprised  that  the
weather was so cold here.
i     Pester���Ah.    well,    truth    is
��� "or than Action.
'Irs. Pester���Very much stranger.
' Mom, if ever, encounter it in my
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.IOF TINKER.
Twenty-five thousand dollar baseball player sold by Cincinnati Nationals to Brooklyn Nationals. He
gets a ten thousand dollar bonus iu
connection with his transfer.
NANAIMO.
Mr. J, W. Harley has been compelled owing to ill health to re-
.ign his position as city constable
and night watchman, which positions he has held tor ten years. He
will be succeeded by Mr. William
Hart.
Mr. J P. Jones, the well known
local vocalist, left the city Tuesday for Oakland, Cal., to accept a
position as so.oist in the Methodist
chhrch ot tnat city. Mr. Jones wa:.
one of Nanaimo's premier soloists
and will be greatly missed In Unmusical circles of the city.
GRAND FORKS.
The Canadian branch of the St.
John's Ambulance Association has
just completed a series of competitions under its direction in tirst-aid
work. The contest which has Just
cioseu is tnat ��". caaet teams ol
five boys each. The prizes in these
competitions were five latest pattern
Ross cadet rifles. The winners of
the rifles for the West are: Alberta,
Calgary, School Cadet team No. **;
British Columbia High Schiool
Cadets, Grand Forks; Manitoba,
Winnipeg Highland Cadets; Saskatchewan, Regina School Cadets.
VERNON.
The Vernon Board of Trade has
petitioned the Provincial government to inaugurate a policy of aiding any telephone company ln tne
province in extending its lines to remote and scantily settled districts,
where such investment by the company would not pay interest. The
interest of Vernon in the project ls
the desire to have a telephone cable
laid under Okanagan Lake for a distance of 11,000 feet a' d to a depth
of 600 fee, from Carr's Landing to
Short's Point, to serve the settlers
on the west side of the lake. There
will not be sufficient subscribers to
justify the local company in making the necessary outlay���about ?1,-
500. The company, however, guarantees that whenever the subscribers
make the line self-supporting it will
De willing to D_*y tne came rrom
the government, less 10 per cent,
for depreciation each year.
MERRITT.
A topographical survey of the
Nicola Valley lying between Nicola
Lake and Merritt is being carried
out by Mr. P. de Lautour, the district engineer for the Nicola water
district. When the field work is
completed a map will be made showing five-foot contours.
SALMON   ARM.
A card in the local press from
Dr. A. K. Connolly, announces that
at the request of man;, ratepayers he
i_as decided to let his name go be-,
fore thi electors as a candidate for
the mayoralty.
Practically every train now brings
in mail boxes to be placed in posiJ
tion by parties along the rural mail
delivery routes between Salmon Arm
and Gleneuen and Salmon Arm and
OJenemma and are expected to be
taken away at once.
ENDERBY.
The brick walls of the drill hall
ue tinishtd to the roof timberg and
it is hoped to have the rafters iu
place in  a few days.
NEW   DENVER.
Chas. H. Stewart, of the firm of
Alex. Hill & Stewart, mining engineers, London, England, accompanied by Ernest Levy of Rossland,
the firm's representative ln British
Columbia, came to Sllverton by-
Monday's boat and went up to the
Van-Rol mine on a visit of inspection. Messrs. I Hill & Stewart ar
managing engineers for the Le R i
No. 2, Ltd., operating the Joiie
group of mines ln Rossland camp;
the Van-Roi Mining Co., and other
mining companies with mines in
various parts of thc world.
Mho  Bank   of  Mont read,   New   Wes
I minster,  B.C., the  pdace  where  the
same ds  stated   to   be   payable,   and
i has been  dishonored, and notice o.f
I dishonor given or duly waived.
Particulars:
lOct. 14, 1913���To amount of
note due this day $155.00
Oct. 24, 1913���To Interest on
$155.00 from the 11th day
o.f August, 1913,-to date al
8 per cent, per annum as
well after as before maturity by terms of note  ....       2.36
$157.36
And an order has been made inter
alia that the publication of a notice
of the entry of such Plaint in 't'wo
Issues of The Delta Times, shall be
deemed to be good and sufficient service of the Summons upon you.
You are required to enter a Dispute Note within fourteen (14) days
from the date of tihe first publication of this notice in The Delta
Tinr-s, at the Registrar's Office at
New Westminster, B.C., and lit you
do not so enter such Dispute Nkxte,
judgment may be signed against you
and tne Plaintiff may proceed to
exe-ii'tion.
Dated this 18th day of November
A.D. 1913.
J. J. CAMBRIDQE,
Registrar.
DELTA     FARMERS'     INSTITUTE.
The annual meeting of the members will be held in the Council
Chambers, Ladner, on Friday, January 2, 1914, at 2.30 p.m.
N. A.  McDIARMID,
Secretary.
DELTA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
The annual meeting of the members will be held in the Council
Chambers, Ladner, on Friday. January  2,  1914, at  3.30  p.m.
A.  deR.  TAYLOR,
Secretary.
W. MUDGE
Highest Prices for Live and Dressed
Poultry,   Fresh Eggs and   Produce.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market, Main St..    Vancouver.
HEAVY   BAIL   FIXED.
VANCOUVER, Deo. 24.���Before
Mr. Justice Murphy in Supreme
Court Chambers yesterday, several
applications were made for bail in
ihe cases of men alleged to have
committed offences during troubles
'ast summer at Extension and Nanaimo. Bail was refused only in the
cases of ioe Angelo and Steve Michele. Other dispositions were as
follows: John Hackel, bail to be
$7500; Steve Fairhurst, $10,000;
Charles Rice, $7500; William Bow-
nter.i $10,000; Robert Haddon, $5,-
000. Mr. J. E. Bird appeared for
the applicants and Mr. A. D Taylor,
K.C., for the Crown.
HOWARD BROS.
Wish all their
Patrons
the
Compliments
ofthe
Season
All Tied Up
Fer want of help. Our
Classified Want Ads.
will untie the knots.
We make this a good
paper so that Inte-li-
gent people wii. read
it, and they do.
Isn't that the kind of
help you want ?
'���ttrtf-'mi MP WI *   O   l.iw,
|[j   THE   DELTA   TIMES
CONDENSED      A.DVERTI8KMENTB
For Sale, For Exc-hanue Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Lost. Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent p��r
word, Minimum, 115 cents for any ont
lulrt. These rates for cash with order.
, All Want Ads. must be In by J p.m.
on Thursday.
WE    KEEP    the    Wooden    Button
Moulds.      Howard Bros., I.adner.
I STRAYED���On December 5, to Lot
188, Group 2, one black sow.
Owner can have same by proving
property and paying expenses. E.
Brodie, Ladner.
"What's Your Phone Number?"
Can YouAnswer Tbis Question
If not, don't you know you are
losing business and running risk.
What is more necessary than a telephone in case ot sickness or fire?
Delta   Telephone   Co.,   Ltd.
YOUR HOME  COMPANY.
Ferry Auto Stage
ladner-Vancouvei Service
Auto leaves corner Fraser
Arm and 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.
FARE 35 CENTS
Ferry Free.
The Ladner - Steveston
ferry Service
WINTER SCHEDULE
Beginning Monday, September 15,
the steamer New Delta will run ou
her fall and winter schedule, as follows: Leaves at 8.30 a.m. affd 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 Westmin-
I ster passengers should take the
I Eburne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and the Steveston cars at
Eburne.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prices Paid.
PACIFIC POULTRY SUPPLY.
Mineral and        |
Soda Waters
J. HENLEY
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of  Soda  Water,
Ginger Ale,  and all Kinds of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
LADNER INVESTMENT AND TRUST CORPORATION
LIMITED,
Authorized  Capita]   $280,000.00.
REAL ESTATE
INSURANCE STOCKS AXD   BONDS LOANS
H. A. MacDonald.   Managing Director.
KEK EM EOS.
Pierre Alsx gave information last
week that led to the arrest of two
young Indians, named John and
Francis Quoltierre for cattle stealing. They were arrested by Constable McGuffic on Tuesday, the
2nd, but on Wednesday uight broke
jail and got clear for the time being. The constable on Thursday,
after a hart! day's riding got track
of them neur Chopaka, and it is supposed that they hearing that it
would be but little time before they I
would be re-arrested, gave (hem- j
selves up  at the  reserve.
KAMLOOPS.
West of  Kamloops,  C.N.R,  grading has practically been  finished  to ;
railhead   from   the   Port   Mann  end, :
there  remaining   10  miles  of  track j
to  be  either  installed  or  linked  up i
to complete    that    portion    of tho'.
route.     The   Port     Mann-Kamloop-
section  will  likely    be    ready     tor
through  traffic  early  in   the spring
at the  present rata of progress.
quickly stops coughs,  cures  colds, and  healq
the throat and lungs.        :: 25 coats
Only four More Days
AT THE WHITE STORE
for a chance on the ,
$75.00 GOLD Drawing
The drawing will take place at 8 o'clock,
Wednesday evening, December 31. Payment
of December accounts on or before December
31 will give you pro rata chances in this
drawing.
WALTER'S
Westiiam Street
Phone 39
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M-'CEMI-EK   27,
1913.
TREND OF AGRICULTURE IN FRASER
VALLEY IS TOWARD INTENSIVE METHODS m
Farmers Find  Greater Profit in  Feeding Product of Land,   Marketing it  in the Form of Milk or Cream,
Pork,  Veal, Poultry or Eggs   Circumscribed Areas and High Price of Land Make This Necessary
The present tremT of the agricultural industry in tbe Lower Fraser
Valley is undoubtedly toward intensive methods, the term "agriculture," of course, being urged in the
broad sense, to cover grain growing, root and vegetable production,
horticulture, the breeding :and
raising of live stock, dairying, and
the raising and  keeping of poultry.
Extensive agriculture really lias
never been practiced in ihe lower
valley, but until recently grain production���chiefly oa_S, and th-3 production of hay for the market, together with tho raising of stock to
be turned off to the butcher occupied the attention of most of. our
farmers, operations l>S',lij as broad
as thc clrcU-QBCrlbDil laud areas permitted.
Grain and hay are, of >"ourse, still
produced, but today a large percentage of our agriculturists grow not
a grain, nor a blade of grass, nor a
root, foi the market, having found
it more profitabIe""fb feefl the products of their land, and market milk,
cream, pork, veal, poultry, eggs,
etc.
This greater profit is the prime
reason for the tendency to intensive
operatious. Closely allied to this
reason is another���the fact that the
land in the Lower Fraser Valley that
is available for farming in any of its '
branches���the cleared and diked
land���has become so valuable that
only in specializing can a reasonably
good proiit bo secured. Still another reason is that the logged-off
land, before It can be used for any
agricultural purpose, must be reclaimed at heavy cost in money, or
its equivalent���labor.
.Moreover,   the   large   increase   in j
the   urban   population   of   the   British Columbia coast, has so enhanced
the  demand   for  the  direct  and  indirect products of the land���largely
the products of intensive farming���
that the supply is entirely inadequate, the natural consequence being an advance in the prices of
these products that makes the intensive  field  very attractive.
The branch of intensive farming
most popular today is. undoubtedly
dairying, for there ls no district of
the Dominion of Canada more favorably adapted to the highest productiveness of the milch cow than the
Lower Fraser Valley, and there ls
probably not in the world a market
for p_l!k and cream mor0 profitable
to the producer than our own. And
It is safe to say that nowhere, under
normal conditions, are such good
prices paid the dairyman for his
product.
Dairying is developing very rapidly, every week adding to the number
of dairy farms in the valley and to
the numerical strength of established herds. Development in another direction is also marked i.e.,
improvement in the quality of the
herds. There are now in the valley several herds composed of purebred cows, and nearly every dairyman is improving his stock by crossing in breeding with a pure-bred
animal of his selected breed.
Holsteins are undoubtedly the
favored breed both in pure-breds
and grades, but some very successful dairymen use pure-bred and
grade Ayrshires and grade Guernseys and Jerseys.
Much is being done by Colony
Farm, conducted in connection with
the Provincial Mental Hospital at
Essoudale, in aiding the dairymen
of the valley by breeding pure-bred
Holsteins from stock celebrated for
milking performance records, and
selling at auction young bulls. Many
of these fine animals are now on
dairy farms scattered over the entire district.    Colony Farm also re-
I cords, the performances of its milch
cows, demonstrating by comparison
the value of highly productive cows.
The Dominion government's Experimental Farm at Agassiz is also
doing good work, experiments in the
dairy stables being very exhaustive
and valuable. There the dairy cow
is fed to produce the maximum in
quality and quantity of milk production. Records are kept of the production under pasture versus production under ensilage; under soilage versus ensilage; and under soilage and pasture, combined, versus
ensilage. There are also experiments
in window ventilation, record of the
stable temperature and of the foulness of air being carefully kept.
A branch of Intensive agriculture
which is developing, but not so
rapidly as it ought, is market gardening. Many men who have taken up small holdings���two to ten-
acre tracts���have failed. The reason for failure is easily discovered
from the soil���not in itself by any
means a good reason for failure���
and, infinitely worse, expected a return for litt:e exertion.
Proofs of the possibilities of at
least a good living on a small tract
in the Lower Fraser Valley may be
seen in every section, where there
are intelligent, energetic men making much better than a living
through the study of productive conditions and of the demands of the
market���plus work.
With the most excellent prices received for the products of the poultry yard, both birds and eggs, it
would appear that there is good
money in this line of endeavor. The
fact that, poultrymen in Northwestern Washiugton find it profitable to esll live birds in the British
Columbia market, paying duty-
chickens raised under almost identically the    same conditions of cli
mate aud cost of feeding obtaining
on this side of the line���proves the
possibilities of raising table birds in
the Fraser Valley, Eggs find ready
market the year around, prices iff
winter rising as high as 76 cents a
dozen for new-laid eggs, and rarely
falling below 36 cents when production is at Its height, the demand
of the much-maligned cold storage
man for eggs to hold for the winter trade keeping up the market for
the producer.
Si.uk breeding ls realiy in its
Infancy in the valley, but there has
been great advancement in tbe last
three or four years. This is particularly true of the breeding of purebred Clydesdale horBes, a Highly
favored breed ou the British Columbia coast, and the success of a considerable number of fine animals in
wide competition has given the industry a forward Impetus. Colony
Farm leads in this branch of breeding, and the splendid winnings of its
pure-bred mares at the International
Live Stock Exposition at Chicago
this month, against the best animals
the American continent has produced, will be of practical value to the
Fraser Valley and to British Columbia at large.
The breeding of pure-bred beef
stock has really just begun in the
valley, but the owners of the few
small herds now kept intend augmenting their numbers, and others
will shortly enter the field. The
Aberdeen Angus is the favored breed
at this time.
Something is being done in the
breeding of swine, many farmers
having recently acquired pure-bred
Yorkshires and Tamworths.
A few stockmen have for several
years been breeding good sheep or
various breeds, and these report an
exceptional demand this year tor
young pure-breds by farmers all
over the valley.
WASHINGTON STATE.
TO INVESTIGATE
HALIBUT HABITS
Tliis Will  Be Chief Subject of Survey Next Summer of Pacific
Fisheries.      ._.,������.
Detailed information has been received at the Domiulon Fisheries office here by the chief inspector, Mr.
_���', 11. Cunningham, regarding the
fisheries survey oi this coast that
the .Minister, the Hon. J. D. Hazen,
has promised for uext summer. The
in\estigatiou Will be thorough and
detailed, following the lines recommended by Mr. Cunningham and Mr.
D, N. Mclntyre, the deputy commis-
Sloner of fisheries lor the provincial
government, on the occasion of the
Minister's \ isu to the coast last
summer.
Perhaps chief among the points to
be imestlgaied is the question of the
location an darer.s of tbe spawning
grounds oi the halibut. In fact the
halibut will form ihe chief subject
of investigation, The spawning
period, the ie_oits of the young halibut, or "halibut nurseries," will also
be investigated, wmie tne inshore
migrations of large halibut will be a
subject of the feeding areas and the
nature of the food, while the methods
of capture and the handling of the
balibut will also receive attention.
The study of the halibut scale in
connection with its life history will
be continued.
RESIDED HERE FOR
THIRTY-FIVE YEARS
"Mrs. Wombat Bays she loves to
commune with nature."
"I'm nol surprised at tbat. Nature w 111 b t you do all the talking,
and that makes an awful bit with
her."- Washington  Herald.
Charles J. Donahoe, Well Known in
New Westminster, Dies in
Hospital,
Charles J. Donahoe, a resident of
New Westminster for thirty-five
years, died in Royal Columbian Hospital last evening, and arrangements
for the funeral are being made this
afternoon by his friends.
Mr. Donahoe leaves no immediate
family, and has no relatives in this
city, but several nieces in Boston,
Mass., survive him.
The dead man was au upholsterer
by trade, and for years has been a
familiar figure on New Westminster
streets. He lived for many years at
the Depot Hotel. For several years
he has been engaged during each session of the provincial legislature as
assistant sergeant-at-arms.
VANCOUVERCITY.
VANCOUVER, Dec. 24. ��� The
plans of the Vancouver Milling Company for carrying Nelson street
from where it now ends at Mainland
street through to Cambie street, and
Cambie street from Smythe to Nelson streets were approved by the
Board of Works yesterday afternoon.
Communications put before the committee showed that the C. P. R. have
agreed to convey to the city for highway purposes that portion of Nelson
street running from Mainland street
to the intersection of Cambie street,
making a roadway di feet wide. The
C. P. R. has also agreed to convey
to the city for highway purposes
that portion of Cambie street running from Smythe street, 44 feet
wide, measured from th�� south ��li|e
1 if the street.
Repairs  lo Cost  (40,000,
Mr. j. m. McLuckie, contractor,
I took out H permit today for repairs
to the Kelly-Douglas building, which
v as badly damnK-.-d in tlie big blaze
of a month ago, The repairs will
cost $40,000. Work Is already under way and the reconslruction will
be completed in another two months.
Former Vancouver Man Killed.
A former r Sldeni of Vancouver,
Mr. Roy Swanson, 20 years old,
died in San Francisco from Injuries
received by being struck by au auto-
niobi!. driven by Mr, Daniel C. Van
Brunt, a prominent capitalist, Mr,
Van Brum bas been charged with
roai laughter and has bean released
on heavy bail. Mis Irene Brennan,
who ������!:���. accompanying Mr. Swanson
at th-- lim- ii the accldi si was also
Injured and h- r condition is thought
!<��� be ��� ri ius. .Mr. swanson was em
ployed as ,! ti li '������������ iphi r wRh tli- C
I P, R. while living in this city.
WILL FIRST COLLATE
INFORMATION TO HAND
Enquiry into High Cost of    Living
Will Begin Alter Holidays in
Earnest.
OTTAWA, Dec. 2 4.���"We will
first collate the information we have
at Ottawa," states Mr. John Mc-
Dougall, head of the Inquiry board
into the high cost of living, "and
after that we will decide where to)
go and what form the future investigation   should   take."
Mr. AIcDougall stated that until
he confers with his colleagues he
is not in a position to indicate the
procedure on the inquiry or the'
time that will be required for it.
The investigation will start in,
earnest only after the holiday season. It is said here to be quitei
probable that a special committeei
of the Senate may be constituted)
for the purpose of conducting an inquiry and with that end in view:
will summon witnesses to give evidence on the subject.
A nervous matron was upbraiding
her negro maid and the servant remained silent. This exasperated the
mistress, who shouted;
"Mandy, why don't you say something?    Why do you keep quiet?"
" 'Cause, miss," replied Mandy,
meekly, "it takes two to make a
fight, an' it ain't propah foh ladies
to fight."
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TWO ARCTIC
VESSELS SAFE
Alaska und .Mary Suclis at Colf.iiisou
Point���Km Ink Last Seen on
August 10.
OTTAWA, Dec. 24.���Dr. R. M.
Anderson, chief anthropologist with
the Stefanssou expedition, reported
to George J. Desbarats, deputy minister of naval affairs, today that
all the scientists and members of
the crews of the Alaska and Mary
Sachs, two of the explorer's vesse.s,
were safe and well In winter quarters at Colllnson Point, 50 miles
from Flaxman Island, in the Arctic
Circle.
The report arrived by mail yesterday, aud says, contrary to recent
dispatches from Seattle, that neither
of the two vessels is damages to
any extent, The Mary Sacli.J was
caught in the ice packs last September, but can be repaired easily. Dr.
Anderson reports last having sion
the Karluk in an ice pack uear
Point Barrow on August 19.
The mail was dispatched from
Colllnson Point on October 13 by
runner to Circle City, Alaska, and
thence sent  south by steamer.
Dr, Anderson, who was formerly
chief anthropologist of the American
.Museum of Natural History, says
the charts prepared by E, D. IC. Lef-
fing well, the American explorer,
were of Inestimable value.
The Mary Saciis, with Kenneth
Chapman, a geologist, ln charge, and
the Alaska reached Collinson Point
September 27 and decided to winter
there.
SEATTLE, Dec. 24���W. J. Grambs
superintendent of light and power
for the Puget Sound Traction, Light
& Power Company, was led from
Mayor Cotterlll's office by Patrolman
P, J. Haubria Monday afternoon at
the request of the mayor, after Mr.
Grambs declined to leave when asked to do so.
The trouble which culminated on
Monday began a week ago, when M_.
Grambs called upon Mayor Cotterill,
with several members of the Employers' Association, to discuss the
teamsters' strike. The mayor charges
that Mr. Grambs asserted that city
officials, the city council, the civil
service and civil service employees,
all were dominated iby the labor unions.
Start Work in Spring.
SEATTLE, Dec. 24.���In addition
to the plans for $1,000,000 worth of
King County road construction to be
completed Ithe coming year, out of
the $3,000,000 county road bond
fund, County Engineer Arthur P.
Denton Monday announced the proposed construction of $350,000 worth
of county roads out of the state permanent highway fund, work to begin
as early In the spring as the condition of the ground will permit.
List ls Still Growing.
CENTRALIA, Dec. 24.���Mrs. William S. Newburn succumbed to typhoid fever Monday, bringing the
total dead as a result of the present
epidemic up to nine. She was the
wife of a clerk in the local .post office.
Seventeen new cases were reported
Saturday and twenty Monday, bringing the total number of cases to date
to past the 270 mark.
"Seattle Day."
,     SEATTLE, Dee. 24.���By the paSB-
| age of an ordinance Monday the city
i council  established June  fi  of each
year  as  a municipal  holiday,   to   be
known as "Seattle Day."
Resigns Office.
OLYMPIA,     Dec.   24.���Everett   C.
��� Ellis, assistant attorney general, has
I tendered his resignation to Attorney
' General     W.   V.   Tanner,     effective
January 1, and it has been accepted.
Mr. Ellis resigned on account of Ill-
health.
OOOOOOOOO O OOOOOOOO
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O VICTORIA   NEWS. O
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Sealing Commission,
The sealing commission took a
holiday Saturday afternoon. So
well are the Indian claims going
that there are good hopes now that
these will all be finished by the end
oi this week, and the commission
will be free to devote the rest of
this season to claims of individual
white sealers. The Victoria Sealing
Company's case is adjourned definitely to July 1.
(Jot Clear Away,
Firing two shot3 from a revolver
at Mrs. Gouge, proprietress of the
Four-Mile House, on the Colwood
road, a masked man, who had evidently entered the bar for the purposes of robbery, made good his escape shortly after 10 o'clock on Friday evening. The shots, both of
which went wild and were buried in
the wall of tho bar-room, alarmed
inmates of the place who were playing cards in a rear room. When
they rushed into the bar the intruder had gone, and though the
provincial police were on the scene
within a short time of the occurrence and kept up the search for the
bandit, not a trace of him could be
found.
NAVY VARD REPORT.
BRE.MEi-.TON, Dec. 19.���The annual report of tbe chief of the bureau of yards and docks, Washington, D.G., to the navy department,
has the following to say of the navy
yard, PUget Sound: "The most Important work completed at this
navy yard wns dry dock No. 2. which
with all appurtenances, cost $2,158,-
047.28; of this sum the dry dock
pro in-1* cost 81,898,1.67.98. The
general foundry building was completed, costing "1181,308.0.. Tho
new garbage crematory was com-
pleted at a cost of 86,000. Interior
finish, kitchon equipment and elec-
i trie passenger elevator in nava] hos-
' pita! cost $14,1)50.08."
DELTA DIRECTOR)
Delta municipality l_ ��� **-**���
the mouth of the Fraser m Uat8* at
finest agricultural distr !VHr lu thi
The chief interests ft�� ^ fl
farming, dairying, t.u . elta *��
market gardening, .hll culture
breeding. There*' art*���"*�� Ci
canneries in the Delta m saln"-ii
There are shipping MFU8|W
and boat to the marked b* in
and the United Sta�� ��L*>*
yield is the largest per-,-*, h-e Cr-P
ada, and the sheep an** h ! ln c��-
are the finest in BrUlsh 7? br��!
Along the south bank of , "olur,mb>a.
River there are sp.end ,1 V*"9*
industries. a -"-to lot
Board   of  Trade.���Preside,,*   .
McKee; secretary, s w ''��� ,D' ���*���
Justices of Peace���H "n  n    her-
J-Kirkland. J. McKee vTlR'*-
Police Magistrate.w McK ' Berr-'
Medical Health Officer   -'"V _
Wilson. ' r��� J' fori-
Coroners.���Dr.  A   A   k-i���
J- Kerr Wilson. K'D8 :'M ��-���
School Board.���S. Wrlahi  -i   ���
0. Davie,  A.  de   . T.    ??fi
Callum, W. R. Kills. N a �����**
mid, secretary. ocular-
Farmers'    Institute.���T    r    ***���
{--���dent; N. A. MoDiai,dHa
Delta Farmers' Game Protect!.*, *
sociation.-wm.   KirUan? ��Jf
dent;  A. deR. Taylor  serr ia
Delta   Agricultural ToietS*
Kerr  Wilson,  president',  A   defi
Taylor, secretary eR-
Member of Parliament.���j D Tavl-*-*
New  Westminstc- ylor'
Member of Local Legislature.-* ��
MacKenzle, New Westminster  '
Goat Sailings.���S.;, New Delta leave,
Ladner every day for Steves to! J
8.30 a.m., 12.3u p.m. and����a
p.m., connecting with the n n
E. R cars. S.S. Transfer' ieav��
for New Westminster daily, ��
Sundays, at 7 a.m.; returntn.
leaves New Westminster at 2 !
leaching Ladner at 5.30 p m     '
Railways.���Great Northern ' L.H
Port Guichon dally for New W��t
minster and Vancouver at 7 ��
returning, leaves Vancouver' ai
2.30 p.m., reaching Port rlUichcl
about 6 30 p.m. B.C.E.R. ��
Island Branch, E. Stirling, mJ.
intendent; Vancouver to EbuV*.
and Steveston���Cars leave Gra'-i-
ville street depot (at north eid
of bridge over False Creek) at 6 W
a.m. and hourly until n 30 jm
Special car for Bburpe at 8.00
a.m. Cars leave Steveston at r, ,
a.m. and hourly until ll 30 ���
Sunday service���First car leavei
either terminus at 8.30 am-
hourly service thereafter until
11.80 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m to ?
p.m. Mai! for Vancouver closes
at 12 noon; for New Westminster
and up river points at 6.30 a.m ���
closed  all  day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets in thi
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on tht
second and fourth Saturdays ia
each month at 2 p.m. Reeve, H.
D. Benson; councillors, _.. D.
Paterson, W. A. Kirkland, Hanford Lewis, G. Dennis, Chrii
Brown;   clerk,   N.   A.   McDiarmltl.
LONDON ELECTIONS.
LONDON, Out., Dec. _4.���One
hundred and seventy-nine candidates
were entered in the municipal race
here at the nominations, held Monday. Among the number were nine
for mayor, which included Mayor
Graham, advocate of electttflcation
of the London |and Port Stanley
Railway, and Alderman Richter, who
opposes it.
HEDLEY.
At fuir o'clock on Thursday
morning last au attempt waa made
fcy some party or parties to enter
lhe premises of the Hank of British
North  America.
PRINCE WILLIAM OF SWEDEN.
Second son of the King of Sweden,
whose wife is said to be contemplating divorce,
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French reiril.it>>', never (alls. These
oill-*' are exceedingly p-ov.e'.ul ln rt'Ku-at*n-? the
?*_nerative portion of the le.nale jv-lem. Refuse
ill cheap Imitation? Dr. fie Van'* arc sold at
15 a !",x, nr ihree l>r lift. Malted to any mi !r.-?s.
Th* Soobell Drag Co., ���t. t��th_-rlo<-,. >'���'-
CARDINAL RAMPOLLA.
The late Cardinal Rampolla wiih
candidate for the Papal (hair. He
died after a very ahur; sickness at
Rome on December 10. II? lias a
record of never navlng drunk wine,
or of having taken any pleasures.
When notified of his death, the Pope
said.; "Cardinal Rampolla was one
of the greatest men in the church.
He had become even greater since he
retired from State affairs."
MINING  CLAIMS  FILED.
BELLINGHAM, Dec. 23.���Four
mon* notices of ooal claims were
tlle 1 with the county auditor Sal ur
day, Indicating that the new discovery on Church mountain, near <;iar-
ier, Is of more consequence than at
first thought, The locators who are
recording claims today are ftarno
Bond, L. E. Haggard, T. E. Bottiger
and Robert Chamberlain. The claims
are located about two miles northeast
of Glacier, in the government forest
reserve.
ShilohM
The   family   remedy   for   Couch*   and   Col-Is.
Small  dole.    Small   bottle.    Beat aince  1870.
Anglican.
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
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A., vicar.
r.tptm Church.
Pastor���Rev.    D. G.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under tho auspices of the Ladles'
Circle.
Crescent Island���Sunday school, 2
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.3(
p.m.
Gulfside 3choolhouse^���Union Sut-
day school, 2 p.m.; slngiug practlc-j
and Gospel Bervice. Frlduy, 7.30.
Catholic.
Church services will bo held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1009. Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
_ p.m.; evening devotion, 1! p.m.;
a.in. Rev. Father "VV. t.'haput. parish
priest.
Methodist.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; claes meeting,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epwortli League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rev. 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.
SYNOPSIS  OF   OOAL  MIXIM.
REGULATIONS.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan ani
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, thi
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 81 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 ln which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
In unsarveyed territory the tract applied for shall'be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must he accompanied by a fee of $5, which will hs
refunded if the rights applied for
are not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of tho mine at ths
Irate of five cents per ton.
! The person operating tha min��
'shall furnish the Agent with **��<n
1 returns accounting for the f"H 'I'1-"1:
Itlty of merchantable coal mined ar-J
I pay the royalty thereon. If '1"' mi
'mining rights are not being 0P-��WJ
led, such returns should be ��� irnlslK***
at least once a venr.
The   lease   will   Include   the  COSl
'mining  rights  only,  but  the le*""
[may be permitted to purchaie ��'<���"���'
'ever available surface rights
considered   necessary   foi |r*j
ing of the mine at the rate
I an acre.
For   full   Information   application
should  be  made to  the ^      -ar"n,
Ithe Department of the  in
tawa, or to any Agent 0
of Dominion Lands.
W.  W. COR"
Deputy Minister ol
N.B.- -Unauthorised pub      ""  '
this advertisement win
for.���30690.
* II
Any   corrections   in   above   names
or times should be sent to the office
I of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.
LIEUT-COL. PRIOR ri;<^"":"'
OTTAWA,   oTTl'l      I     "Jg
order has been ls-ued m ' ,    ..,
Col.  Hon:   B,  O.   Prior,  1
Columbia, a full colonel     I "
Is on the retired militia li"1-
The Delta Times is  9*^^mf
Saturday from the Times
Ladner.   B.C.    J.  D. Taylor.
aglng-dirsctor.
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