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���i! '��� to
Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Member for Delta Emphasizes  Acts
of Interest to His Constituency
 Pleased With Grant.
Tho Outloolc for Tliis Season Especially Blight���Expect to Have
Better Team.
"Naturally I view the grant by the Enthusiastic and optimistic the
provincial government to provide for | Shamrock Lacrosse club of East
a steam  ferry between Woodward's
Delta at a meeting held  in  the old
Annual Meeting of the Delta Board I Asahel Smith, the Well-known "Poof Trade to Be Held on tnlo King," Accepts Contract
Monday.                      t with Pol.tlalld Flnn.
The annual meeting 'of the Delta
Board of Trade Is to be held in McNeely Hall on Monday afternoon at
school house last Wednesday even-! three o'clock. At this meeting being have again made preparations for ! sides the election of officers and the
a fast season of sport. The officers I presentation of the regular routine
as elected for HI13 are: Honorary reports from the various committees
president, Robert McKee; president, and officers of the association for
It. Kittson; vice-president, H. Weav* the year 1912-11)13, several matters
er; secretary-treasurer, L. Dennis, - of importance will be discussed. Two
which closed last week.    "It | and the executive committee, Douglas , petitions  are   to  be   presented   from
anii I.adner with much satisfaction,"
1 Mr. Frank J. MacKenzie, M.
I- i' when interviewed by the Delta
representative, with respect to
I , vork of the session of the Legis-
Having signed a contract with the
Columbia Agricultural Company of
Portland to act as superintendent of
their agricultural experimental farm,
for a period of three years, Mr. Asahel Smith, the "Potato King." who
has done much to make the Delta
famous for potatoes, will leave for
Portland    In    the    course   of   a   few
A short time ago, Mr. H. A. Mac-
project of much  importance to ', Honeyman, Robt". Kittson and George' the people of Canoe Pass, the other j Donald  and  Mr.  Asahel  Smith   took
'     Dennis.    "Bob" Kittson was appoint-1 also asking for light and power ex-j the  opportunity  of visiting the  ex-
tlie farmers of Delta and with ample
rnment    assistance   this    work,
��-hich will cost anywhere from f 4 0,-
. n  to  $00,000, can be carried  forward to a successful conclusion.
"The .Mi-Bride government, I may
B0 Bay," continued Mr. MacKenzie,
"unlike  many  governments  that  in
. trs gone by have been in the habit
making large appropriations just
��� election times and decreasing
grants after having been safely
:-.   iraed to power, has this year In-
ed the appropriations for public
throughout the province and
tho   general    election  is  still   some
off.    As concerning Delta, the
perimental farm of the Columbia Agricultural Company, which Is situated
about 27 miles from the mouth of
the Columbia River on a delta country. This company own and control
13.000 acres or land in that district,
which is considered to be the richest
ed captain of the team for the com-1 tensions of the B.C.E R. line on the
Ing year. i Goudy  Road.    These  petitions  have
The  meeting  took  the  form  of a: already  been  presented   to  the  B.C.
smoker and thH reports of last year's; E.R. Company, but as far as Is known
committees and the officers were all j no  notice  has  been  taken  of them.
received with enthusiasm.   The treas-1 The people In these districts, feeling
urer's report showed a very healthy   that the influence- of the Board may
financial  state of affairs,  there be-  aid   in   securing    these    concessions i agricultural   district   in  the  stato of
Ing about $20  in the treasury from  h^ve placed the matters in the hands I Oregon.    Thc country itself is much
last year. of one of the  .oard members to In- j similar to the Delta, with this differ-
troduce. ence, th_Lt there the vegetable surface
There will also be an attempt soil extends to a depth of about four
made to have the date of the annual feet. The company, having procured
meeting earlier, in order that all the jBuch a large tract of land, and wish-
farmers of the municipality may havs I inS t0 operate an experimental de-
the opportunity of attending the do- j monstration    farm   in    the    district,
beard   of   the   fame   of   .Mr.   Asahel
A number  of lacrosse  enthusiasts
were   preBi nl   from   Ladner,  among
whom were; Messrs. VV. Walters, H.
f-l-iter, Hugh Burr and Findlay Murray.
^Although perhaps belonging lo an
ferry project has been liberally aid;? opposition section of the municipality ' liberations of the board. As it is, j
ed, and there has been an increased :.. far as lacrosse matters are con-; it is stated that at this time of year |
vole for provincial highway, which ls|- rned, the visitors made stirring i a number of them are busy ln pre-1
Mineeting link between the cen- speeches, expressing the hope that! paring for the spring work on the
tres of the Lower Mainland and the I'm shamrocks would have a very; farm. A large gathering, however,
states across the border, and cutting successful I "ason. The meeting! is anticipated, and it is expected thnt
through the heart of the Delta con-1 throughout seemed to be unanimous \ now the board has established Its
stltuency, the Improvement of this: that the boys from East Delta would \ usefulness that this year, will be one
trunk road ls a matter of interest to have a fine chance of securing the
all settlers and of value to all sec-'cup this year. The opinion was ex-
tions of the community. Roads and | pressed that a stronger team would
bridges  and  other  necessary   public, be fielded and th. organization would
be in  a position to do better work,
than heretofore.
of  the  most  prosperous  yet  experienced.
for    the    Ladner    Public
Class���1,   Roiand   I.an-
works throughout the riding will also
receive ample attention.
"1 may also point out," said the
member, who from first hand knowledge knows the needs of his constitu-
���that work being done on the; With a final score o�� two an the ning; 2, Violet Hoey; 3, Nellie Ellis.
Pacific Highway is largely of a per- New Westminster Rovers escaped a, Fourth Class���1, Marjorie Mason;
manent nature. The grading-, the, drubbing at the hands of the West-! 2, Viola Richardson; 3, Eva William-
iitching, Ibe ballasting of the finish-1 ham is*anQ soccer eleven in the Na- j son.
ed road-bed must be done some time tional  Cup  series   last  Saturday  at      Senior 3rd���1, Harcid Siddall;  2,
and prior to the permanent paving. | McCallau's   field,   Ladner,   through| Carrie Eyton;  3, Leonard Grant
smith, and forthwith caused him to
sign a contract with them for three
years. It is understood that it was
a long time before Mr. Smith could
be induced to leave the Delta, where
i-e iias resided for auout 17 years,
coming here in 1896.
Having a very extensive knowledge
and experience of the best methods
of farming, especially on delta land,
Mr. Smith will undoubtedly prove
ery successful at his new occupation,
_-     ���������    "V   .,     ,              ,, .      and although  regretting his removal
The following Is the honor roll for j,.__,.,   (1li. ,,,_,,.,���>   ut���a ._,���__
This, the government appropriations ! the phenomenal work of Home, their'
have provided .for. When the West-1 goa* custodian. The Rovers playing]
minster and Greater Vancouver sec-|one man 8ri0rt and missing the ser-
tlons of the highway have been per
manently paved, then we shall hope
the government may see its way clear
to continue the same policy of assistance to this very necessary and Important work In/these days of motor
car travelling, with the result that
eventually there will be a permanently paved, hard-surfaced road from
the market centres through this riding, 20 miles to the cities across tho
international    boundary.      Such
vices of McLeod, Tomlinson and
Lyons, were fortunate to hold the
IslanderB to a draw. The Rovers
claim that Cairnduft netted a goal
which the referee, Proudfoot, would
not count, as he did not see It scored.
Now  that  the B.C.E.R.  light ser-
ai vice into Ladner has been thoroughly
highway   would   be   of   inestimable completed theservice between Burns'
Junior Third���1, Thomas Foster;
2, Jean McDiarmid;  3, Alex. Eyton.
First Reader���1, Stewart Gifford;
2, Walter Jordan; 3, Mattle Nicolich.
Second Reader ��� 1, Constance
Francis; 2, Harold Lanning; 3, Percy
Reagh;  4, Walter Lanning.
First Reader���1, Frances Webster; 2, Irene Baker; 3, Albert Rogerson;   4, Marjorie Lanning.
Second Primer���1, Frank Leonard; 2, Florence Robinson; 3, Fred
First Primer A���1, Martha Alexander; 2, Ursula Leary; 3, Ernest
First Primer B���1, Godfrey Calvert;  2, Edgar MacDonald.
from  this district, his many  friends
unite in wishing him prosperity there.
light and power for the municipality of Matsqui, and the first undertaking, about ten miles of pole lino,
must be completed within  90 days.
value to every producer In this con- j-.anch and Ladner is being recon-
stttuency, : structed, and high tension poles and
"With respect to general legisla- wires installed. The service, though
live work, the present session has completed, at the present time is con-
lieen fruitful of measures or great sideied unsatisfactory, giving an unpractical Importance." said the Delta 8teady,  weak  light,  and  In order to ;      AnnnTTq1**-nT--n        March       R_
aember,    "Indeed it has been easily -mproVfi the service It was thought  wlthTt���d^'the Western ckn-rforma
ui my opinion th, most su >siu-to > that   a   high   tension   tne between company must begin the1*0���*3
���esslon  from every standpoint.    The Burn-.    nanch    and   J'adneL. "?''   i erection of pole lines for supplying
nils considered have been largely of, remedy the present defects.  The high |������fct  __���  ������...���_ _._ ._. _.._-_,-..,
i  public nature and the  legislation i tenB|on 1)0les will be 65 feet high.
a-- lieen along progressive lines, and 	
n  the  interests of the general pub- SURPRISE PARTY. |
"ImSSSsS-": ������ �����-����-.��,-, #"*i^-^-.--^
Ithe   money   reeeiv"-1..
The money order or  postal  note.
Tenders  Invited���Xew* Service  Will
Be of Great Convenience  to'
(Prom  The  British  Columbian.)
Sealed tenders, addressed to the
Postmaster-General at Ottawa, will
be received up to April 4th, 1913,
for the conveyance of His Majesty's
malls six times per week between
the city of New Westminster and
what will be known as rural route
No. 1. The actual distance to be
covered by this route will be thirty-
one miles and the courier will leave
the south side of the river dally at
8 a.m., taking in the post offices of
Strawberry Hill, East Delta, Sunbury, Burvllla and Annieville. All
residents along this route may secure dally mail delivery by having
a mail box placed at their doors for
which a yearly rental of $1 per year
will be charged.
For the convenience of patrons In
obtaining money orders and postal
notes through rural couriers, the department has Issued special printed
of application, a supply of
which Is placed in each mail box as
well as being carried by the courier
for the use of intending remitters.
A patron may procure a money
order or Postal Note by lining ln the
particulars   on   an   application   form
President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson,  Democratic  P
was  today  formally  inaugurated  at
resident of the United States,  who
Washington, D.C.
Canneries Now Making Preparations
for Big Sockeye Run���Little
Spring Yet.
Finn   to  Be Known  as  the  Palace
Livery Stables Open for
. ...      __,_. ,��� i     ���     ������-."    _ ,*  ,     ������__���   _���!-_   I to   gridiron   the   municipality   with
lar the amendment providing that ln | ���venty of the friends of Mr. F. Kirk-1 ^.^ ..^ ^ ))(, |f| /p-.,',.,. to
land,   VVOSthani   I-...11J.   ��a supply   any   amount   of   current   at
his  home  as  a  surprise   party,  and "'flint In the district.
a splendid social evening; was spent      -"_.�� next the counci]
1���   the  usual   amusemen s        Cards |
dancing and music occupied most of i ,.*__ ..._-.     ..  .' .     "   ...     . .
the future any pre-emptor may Bscurs
Iree lands menus a good deal to the
landse'eker who now can go Into any
of Hie reBerve lands of British Columbia, except the Ihdian Reserves
and park lands and pick out a homestead.
"A public, act of Importance to the
riding is the measure which gives au-
thorlty to the public works department to control extraordinary traffic
"a highways, making It an offence to , tended
ruin   mads   by   such   traffic.       The	
Wide   Tire   regulations   have   been BROKE THROWS-- WHARF.
abused,    Auto  traffic  Is  also  regu- 	
luted,   and  the   amendments   to  this       on Tuesday afternoon as the Iienvy
n.i-.isure are especially Important to  n.t'.E.R. truck was leaving the Mo
ths evening. A jolly time was experienced by the musicians, who attended, In making music for the
dance, which was held In the capacious basement of the house. A
number of  people  from   I.adner at-
law by the Matsqui council, giving
the Western Canada Power Company authority to erect many miles
ot role lines for local distribution
of power, as well as the right to
build  and   maintain   the  big trans-
as the case may be, la purchased by
the courier at the distributing post
office to which he ls attached and
Is personally delivered on the route
t. the applicant or his duly authorized representative, when courier
makes his next regular trip.
Already the Chinamen and Japanese are flocking to the canneries
which are now making preparation
for the anticipated big sockeye run.
Aa far as has yet been reported spring
salmon are still scarce, and although
a number of the pioneer fishermen
are already fishing, the majority aro
still waiting.
For the first time in four years the |
Buttermeir and  Dawson  Cannery oft
Ilarlock  Island  will open,  and  it  is
expected that some improvements will
be made to their canning apparatus.
The Currie, McWilliams Cannery on
Westham Island and the Dease Can
nt-ry will both be operating again this
year, both using the new patent sanitary process of packing.    Spring salmon  will not be canned but will be
k* pt for market and cold stornce purposes, the canneries awaiting the arrival of the sockeye run before'operations are commenced.
The residence of Mr. George Swan,
of Gulfside, was totally destroyed by
fire at 3 o'clock on Friday morning
last.    Mr.   Swan   had   a   narrow   es-
lf  personal  delivery  is  found  lm-|cape,  being  awakened  by  Ills  hired
practicable,  the order  or  note  may
mission line from Its main works ibe enclosed in an envelope addressed
through at Stave Lake to Sumas | to the applicant (remitter) and de-
at Stave Lake through Matsqui to ipoaited in his mail box. If, on the
Sumns. Four miles of this lino will lother hand, the remitter so desires,
be In this municipality, and for the Ithe courier may, as the agent of the
use of the highway for the line the Remitter and at his request, mall the
riding throughout  which  there  Neelv "wharf for Rums'  Ranch, the I companly will pay" the municipality j money order or poBtal  note to the
.good dea, of motflr traffic.    .      [Ulng gat, way under the weight | MM*, ft.**-*** ���*>���"* to ^ShiS �� tSfSSL?
Representatives    of tho company "������ remitter,
met  the council  at  Abbotsford    on       Rur*��' couriers aro also authorized
Saturday when an  agreement    was!0,"**1 r^Blilred to accept for reglstra-
reached   which   will   b.i  ratified   *~ tlon aU claMeB of mailable Blatter,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ | planning .^^^^^^^
i ne amendments to the Game Act 0f the machine, and the hind wheels
"ih make It necessary that a license jrrashed through the wharf. It was
' hunt must be taken out, Is a meas-j ���ome time before the big machine,
'" of protection for farmers of Delta, ��� weighing itself about 4 tons, nnd
��� while It Is In the Interest! oflt,elng loaded with about ;t tons of
"ii��� protection throughout the prov-)(,BD]- snd equipment, could bo raised
���   H will prevont Irresponsible per-
���ons from shooting farm stock while
limiting over  valley lands,   and,  as
1   it will prevent these people from
��� ���lug their  friends,    ln   this act
'���irniers are, however, deemed prlvl-
I characters ln so far as hunting
ii their own land Is concerned, and
���'-d not take out a license.
"For the  Delta riding,  consisting
'- ihree municipalities, the changes
onto the solid planking, but fortun
ately no damage was occasioned to
the truck.    ThlB portion of the wharf
Ib  now   under  repair.    Formerly  It
had    been    construe
ratified   bv '""* ���"" *-������_���>--_  - ���.- 	
bylaw  at  the next  meeting of  & J"^ Eft jgftitfcX
The ' company    must    ��*��.no. J^rSRSptedTr ftSfibS"
construction   of   local   lines   within |     ��, ���_ gj ���,���-����� of        t���.
...    .���.���....   ... thirty days     Applicants for powerL,,  malf matu.r   ,*.���  pfilron   ,���  ll(l.
ted  of  two-inch j or light WiUlinone-fOUrth Of J^ttl��|-��lMd by means of a card notice de
_--_-""r i/i���_  hnt Mr  I  lohnston !of any of lhe llneB' win be furnlB>'- !posited' In" Ills' mall  box,  that  such
double planking, but Mr. J. Jonnston,   fld  ln_tallat)on  ,_--_  nA.thOM  fur-|^atter hag been received at the dls-
the   proprietor,   Is  having  It  reconstructed of solid four-Inch planking
man after the flames had a strong
hold on the building. The house and
furniture were a total loss, Mr. Swan
estimating their value in the neighborhood of $1,000. The origin of
the fire is a mystery as the occupants
had retired for some hours before
the f're was discovered.
Under the name of the Palace Livery Stables, Messrs. R. Vorheis and
R. L. Hanford have opened a new
livery near the Municipal Hall. Although before this time these stables
have been open for business, but a
few head of horses were kept. Now,
however, they are purchasing new
horses, about 14 head of stock now
being stabled there, and these are
suitable for both heavy and light
team work.
Mr. Hanford has tieen connected
with this business for some. time. Mr.
It. Vorheis, however, has been until
very recently manager of Smith's
grocery store in East Burnaby, near
New Westminster. The new firm expect to have one of the moBt up-to-
date establishments ln Ladner and
will make lt their endeavor to give
It Is reported that the Challucthan
Bwltch on the Great Northern has
been extended and Completed, now
having a capacity of about eight
freight cars. The spur at Goudy
Road has alao been completed and
lengthened, now having a capacity of
about  five freight cars.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ section   referring  to   any  particular!
the municipal act respecting thei provision. . I
ulirii'tttlons of voters la Important.; "The government, wishing to matte
" change Is based on the principle the opening and closing hours oi
" the man who pays the taxes Is hotel bars uniform and aid in iiiniHi-
Htled to vote, and If the mnn who ntlng Joy riding and the frequenting
Ids the last agreement of sale is of road houses after the ritj^ noieis
Me for the taxes on the property, had closed their bars, amended lie
���n he is entitled to the vote In re- i liquor net to provide for the ""ing
���'-��� to this property at the munlcl-! of every licensed bar nt eleven o chick.
���lections. This privilege Is notjpm. except on Saturday, w_nen tne
''"ded   to   the   right   to   vote   on   hour of closing is lo p.m.    The nour
I of opening is to be 7  a.m.
"The amendment to the Provincial
Elections'  Act.    cancelling  the    old
Fresh halibut made Its appearance on the New Westminster weekly
market last Friday morning for tho
ther from the line will be charged trlbutlng office, and Is requested to
a rate In proportion to the distance |meot the cour|er nt the box on the
from the distributing line. Ilatter's next trip in order to rwelve
Lines will also be erected to sup- ldei|Very  and  give  the  neressary  reply power to the pumping stations ce*pt therefor
at the government dyking projec'. I ' jf the patron falls to meet tho i.,, ��� , Kever��l month-- ..n,i -,
Here  electricity  has  reduced       the'courier   at   the   appointed   time,   the g��� ' ���    ' ,    , , 1   1
cost of operating these big pumps,patron Is advised by means of a sec ge.alded the . riv 1 of the silmon
more than five per cent. There are ond notice that the registered mall," a fl.. ' ��"* j". ��\ rlh'\, "**,"H "
other large users of power who will Imntter hasjieen returned to the^s-1 'j^^SSSt exc.p.   those    of
the same
profit   materially   by   the   introduc- itribnting office" where lt. will be held I f.^'''^,y ,,*''*L*''^.."V, 'V- ""ol!,"
���_^-_-_----^^^H     a ������ ,      r.   - .. .. t \\     f",.t<ili-ii-     (i [iriMlIill        >��� I TP     MiMl,
tlon  of cheap electric  power In
lull is-
 y bylaws.      ^^^^^^^^^m-aaa
"Ths new municipal hall bill was
roduced  Into   the house   this ses-
"'��� but not  passed Into law.    The
���eminent deemed It wlae to let the
���mtry thoroughly digest the provl-
'I** of the proposed act before the
tl meeting of the legislature.    The
"inmendatlons of tho Royal Mu-
' 'pal Commission are embodied In
"' bill,    One feature of the bill Ik
"r,h noting, that Is the Index which
-"des any layman to locate   th^
voters' list and requiring a new registration, has been pretty thoroughly
explained In the Press," said the
member In conclusion.
Mr. MacKenzle will attend the annual meeting of the Ladner Conservative Association on Wednesday,
March 12th, when he will have the
opportunity to more thoroughly review the work of the session.
. . until called for nr until furthe
istructions are given as to Its
That the advantages of the rural
mail  delivery  system   Is  appreciated
27  l^y *!"��� people In British t-riluiiibla Is
thg (evident  by   the  number  of  applications for new routes now being dealt
prices as those obtained last week
prevailing, Potatoes wit- sold for
I from $!) to $12 a ton and a sign of
j further weakening was noticed. Eggs
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^       I commenced to sell at 30c a dozen, but
On the evening of Friday. Feb. 27. |"��.i"" "hv'The" number "of anollca- ''lter fell to 25c per dozen on account
a farewell social was held at the *JJ���� **�� $���*w SUPdSt of ��-��� **b''n��**nt supply and fair de-
home of Mrs. A. Fisher. Inverholme,'..,. off|r- (,ppartment niand. Chickens and pullets were
her brother, Mr. J. Fleck, who Is and although rpute No, i *8 the "Old for the same prices as last
leaving shortly for the States, being:-.-,. (() ()p ���st-*))iH*1P(i fr(,m the New week ranging from $12 to $15 ner
the guest of honor. Succeeding lhe;w-_tmln.tpr offl(,- ,t ,s expected by dozen. A few duck eggs were of-
luncheon, a very pleasant evening th- j0-al po-t off|-0 authorities thatfered for 35c and 40c a dozen. Meats
was passed in dancing, music and |Rf.VPraj 0ther routes will be estab- were stationary and no sign of a
contests. About forty-five friends |i*ahed in the near future; as the fa- change was Indicated. The supply
of Mr. Fleck gathered to the affair duties offered by the system are an or apples was scarce, those which
and much regret was expressed at gndoubted boon to the outlying dis- were offered Belling for from $1.00 to
hts leaving the Delta.                          trieU. 'fl-25 per box.
Richmond Council  Decides to  Build
New Structure on tlle Old
SEXSM1THS, Richmond, March 4.
���The question of the site of a new
municipal hall to laka the place of
tiie one destroyed by fire some time
ago, was settled by the council yesterday afternoon when It was decided
hy threB votea to two tn favor of
tho site of the old building, and the
people of the municipality will be
asked to vote $20,000 for the erection of municipal headquarters,
This subject has been much dls-
ciiBBod In Richmond, and yesterday
afternoon tho council sat In private
for over three hours upon It and
was unable, even then, to come to
a unanimous decision.
On reassembling In council, a motion waa tabled by Councillors Gay
nnd   McCallan:   "That  owing  to  the
destruction by flr(> of the town hall
and It la necessary that a new town
hall  be built,  and  whereas  there Is
some  doubt  as  to  the possibility of
acquiring a clear title to the present
grounds If the town hall la removed.
| and tho council has been assured of
j such   title If  the  present  site  Is re-
! talned, be  It  resolved  that  ths  new
I town   hall   he   built   on   the   site  of
Ithe old hall, at  the corner of roads
Three  and Twenty."
Councillor  Shepherd   Immedlatelj
'proposed an amendment,  whieh  was
.seconded   hy   Councillor    Fenttman:
"That, a petition for a bylaw for tjie
building of a new town  hall be clr-
Iculated, and that a petition  for the
��� purchasing of a  new  town  hall  site.
iif  It should  be  decided on a plebiscite  that   the  town   hall   be  huilt  al
j Brighouse  Station,  be  also  circulated."
On Reeve Bridge putting the qUSS-
tlon to the vote, the amendment was
lost, Councillors Shepherd and Kenti-
man voting for it and Councillors
McCallan, Miller and Gay against.
tbe original motion being carried.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8, io*****.
Or. Herrtdge Nominated Tor IModer-
atorship of General Assembly
  U       ���Satisfactory Reports,
  (From The British Columbian.)
j     Rev. Dr. Herridge of St. Andrew's
Labor Commission Hears interesting  churchy   Ottawa,   was     unanimously
Evidence Sitting at Steveston���
Fishermen's Earnings.
employed   as  agricultural   laborers,
'lhe  Hinlus   with   whom   he  is  now
working  in  llritish  Columbia, being
principally  Sikhs, are of a superior
Aliss   E.   Stewart,   of     Vancouver,
gave an  address on  Chinese      city
mission   work  in. which  she  repre-
^^^^^^^^^_______^^^^^^ scnted the condition of the Chinese
nominated for moderator of the Gen-| iu   Vancouver,   particularly   that   of
ernl Assembly at the afternoon Bes-! tne slave girlSj ot whom there    are
sion of the New Westminster District
STEVESTON, March 4.���Conditions of fishing on thc rreser river
were investigated by the Labor Commission yesterday afternog.n. A tew
witnesses presented themselves to
give reasons why the Industry was
so largely in the hands ol' Orientals
to show how they could be superseded by white men. A Japanese
witness declared that I'or six years
up to the last two year:, lie- I'i.Ii
men had made nothing at n"l, taking
tiie seasons through.
Mr. !'. s. Faulkner, formi rly
endiary    maglBl rate    -u    ste\.- iton.
showed how the Oriental  flsh   'men
dominated  the  ludu il, y,    : oi   mor
than ti ii per cent, ot i lie ( mploj
In the canneries wi n  white men, and
the otliers were about equallv ilivul -,i
between   Orientals   and   Indian   flsh-
a   considerable  number
The place of the next meeting of
the Presbyterial was arranged to
be in the Mt, Pleasant Presbyterian church of Vancouver.
Last evening after the greetings
of the Presbytery were extended by
the moderator, to ltev. R. A. McRae
of Cloverdale and Rev. Mr. Logan
of Vancouver, Air. M, .T. Knight
rendered an excellent solo and Mrs.
Presbytery in St. Stephen's church
Tuesday. It was also announced
in connection with the General Assembly which meets in the first
week in .Tune that all ministers and
| missionaries of the church would
have an opportunity of attending
assembly deliberations, through the
generosity of several wealthy members of the church who had contributed $100,000 toward the purchase I,.,..,,.,, o,.,,,.   ...,..,. .,,.  n,i,tv���aa f���.ii--,���. ir v-_
of  rallwav  tickets V record   at- _    Scott gave an address telling  from   i875  and  even  earlier,  when
tendutofathered  at   this   meeting   of ,hl3 lnlan. ,1USS,on ot CUma whio1- the Richmond and Delta of today had
rior the Pre!bvwas �����**"���*�����  forty-seven      years  -QOt receiVed their new names, given
v   emrthy and oomnrehenslve re-*8^ "'"'  v_lth  ivllk'h f�� -Jttd.been ,��pon their formation Into munrolpall-
'   "": ^"''^   th��  espanson L* ,    ,        in ,�����-> ��-��n eiy.
progress  o.   the   .Presbyterian | ,llu, ��� ,lmv lu,(, ,,��������� ������������__,��� ,��� | J* ^*** >��J '^*^{ gg
ltev. Alex. Dunn Delivered Eloquent
Sermon at Funeral of
(From The British Columbian.)
The Old-Timers who were at the
funeral of Mr. Ferguson on Wednesday, in St. Stephen's Church, requested the pastor, Rev. Mr. Gordon
Melvin, to have the address of Rev.
Alex. Dunn on this occasion published in the British Columbian, and
Mr. Dunn kindly consented to furnish a copy of his remarks, as follows:
The death of our dear friend, John
Ferguson, a native of Kircudbright-
shire, Scotland, and formerly a farmer on Sea Island, Richmond, suggests
to some here today old and happy
memories.      These  memories    date
cause throughout the Presbytery,
l he following ministers were appointed commissioners to the General Assembly from the New Wost-
^ minster   Presbytery:    Rev.     .1.     W.
ermen. Perhaps there would be from I Woodside, Vancouver; Kev. ,1. 11.
20 to 25 per cent, of white men en-Millar, Agassiz; Dr. P. Wright, Rev.
gaged in the actual fishing, The J. W. Whyte, Eburrte; E. C. W. Mc-
sanitary conditions among employees Coll, Port Moody; Rev. F. W, Kerr,
of the canneries were very bad ���Ihey I Prince Rupert; C. M, Wright, Fort
He thought the best |George; T R. McLean, Hazelton;
and the following elders: G. P. Gib-
Vancouver;   J.   McKee,  Ladner,
lived like rats.	
way to induce the white man  to return to the fishing industry was by loon
forcing  the  Orientals  to  live   under
sanitary conditions, and as nearly as
possible up to  the standard oi.'    the
white man.
Mr. s. M. McDonald,    a   cannery
and   O.   E.   McQuaig.
More memorization in the Sunday
schools, a cradle roll in every Sunday school, a more accurate system
of   keeping   records,   an     investiga-
foreman,' said it was hard to say what! tion into the character and popular
the average wages were paid the
Orientals in the canneries A contract was made with the Chinese,
and they employed their o*'n men,
but the majority would get from $50
to $00 a month, accord.ug to the
amount packed. He had known
some China men who were employed
as expert fillers, make .fo a day. but
that would be n day of fourteen
hours. They did not recognize hours
in the canneries, and some worked
longer than others. He always found
the Indians good steady workers
ty of the library books, and an effort to bring the Sunday school
scholars into church fellowship,
were the five recommendations
adopted from the report on Sunday-
school work by Rev. J. H. Millar, of
The following resolution was passed at the evening session: "Whereas the government of British Columbia has established an attitude
of indifference to the enforcement
of the criminal code of Canada;
"And   whereas    the     government
���Vsked how much n good fisherman j has  wilfully thwarted the action  of
could make, he said he had known a
good while fisherman to maiO $1.00
in a season of six or sevan weeks.
Some years it would average $400 or
$500. He would put the round average of tho fishermen's earnings at
$600 or $700. Available white men
were not. in the immediate vicinity.
hut they would always get Erom
twenty to thirty men by sending to
an employment agency in Vancouver,
and they would stay with tho work it
they could get from $2 to $2.50 a
A. Zitteman, who has fished on the
Eraser tor twenty. years, said that
the price orrered by the canneries
last year wns the best price thfl fishermen had got in that time, but the
eatch was not very big. Last summer he made about $150 clear.
��� "Would you average $600 to $700
net on the season, as the last witness stated," was asked,
"Six hundred dollars, nothing: lie
does not. fish," was the reply. "You
can start in fishing in .March with
the spring salmon, go on with the
sockeye nnd stay with Ihe fall salmon in the latter part of November
and you would be fishing three <i:r
ferent kinds of nets during that period, and you would only make sionn
total income, and out of that you
would have to pay your help and Hie
upkeep of the boat. Examine the
cannery books; it would surprise you
to see what the fishermen make."
T. Atagl, who is interested in the
fishing and is also a boatbululer, siild
that. last, year the fishermen made
some, money, hut In prevlotl. years It
had been very quiet. One year I hey
would get In debt, and anotfier thej
would get square, and so on. Taking
the six years up to two years ago the
Ishermen had made no money.
The big influx of Asiatics Into
fishing Industry wa? placed at tw
years ago, following a strike of
white fishermen,
the said code as interpreted by the
courts of this  province;
"And whereas the government is
itself inimical to the protests of the
religious bodies of this province.
"Be it resolved that the members
of this PreBbytery shall take from
time to time the opportunity of informing tile people of the significance of the action of the government
in its religious and civil bearingB
"And that the members of this
Presbytery shall urge upon the people the election of a parliamentary
representation more in accord with
tho moral and spiritual interests of
tbe province.."
Although   not   introducing       any
recommendations   for     the     betterment of the Young People's work in
the Presbytery, Rev. M.  G.  Melvin,
of  St.   Stephen's  church,    .reported
that  in   the  Presbytery  there  were
twenty-three societies.     Eight      of
these were open all the year round,
eight  open   from   eight   to     twelve
months and the remainder open during       tho     winter   months.     These
societies represented    H>12    young
men   and   women   and   the  average
attendance  at  the  meetings      was
601',,   while   265   take   part  in     tho
meetings,    Rev. J,  K.  Wright    of
Vancouver,   speaking   on   this  problem,   pointed   out   the   need     of     a
presbyterial   organization     for     the
Young   People's   work,   while     Rev,
.1.   W.   Woodsido stated  that  ln bis
opinion  such  an  organization    was
Mr. W. .1. Whiteside submitted the
list  ot  the  standing committees for i,^-   H0(.j,,,v
the church, She had established a date I began to give services, every
school shortly alter sue went there third Sunday, in the North Ann set-
tor the purpose of training girls who tlement. For three years the minis-
would be suitable to make homes, .ter stationed at Langley journeyed
The principal feature in connection ] in a rowboat, occasionally In a canoe,
with her address waB her belief a distance of thirty-three miles, more
in the efficiency of prayer. Not a or less, preaching in the .Methodist
single appeal had been made, she , Church there. It stood on the main-
said, to man in support of the mis- land bank of the Fraser river, a short
sion, but in answer to prayer all'distance (about a hundred yards) to
that had been needed throughout'the east of the bridge which now
the history of the mission had been j connects the mainland with the lsl-
supplied. iand.    There were no road3 leadin
Elected Officer"*.
The session of the W. II. M. S.
department of the Westminster
Presbyterial this morning elected
the following officers: Mrs. S. A.
Wilson, honorary president; Mrs.
A. Lamb, re-elected president; Mrs.
Stoular, Mrs. J. A. Logan, Mrs. E.
A. Henry, Mrs. Seiveright, first,
second, third and fourth vice-presidents, respectively: Mrs. E. Cas-
pell, recording secretary; Mrs.
Hicks, corresponding secretary;
Mrs.   Mcintosh,   literary   secretary;
Mrs.   J.   K.   Henry,   Home   Helpers' , ....
secretary; Miss Keith, supply sec- j.. .*.* ""�����- be admitted I suppose
retary; Miss Briggs, mission band ����'!�����?? f T��� or le*3 ,nd ner
treasurer I        peak of pe0P'e as we favor  (not
Report, were read from the exe- I "���� "??'Z*���*, the,m); but ���after
cutlve committee and on literature, J^ rg^��; ,c���aor ^at 'T^
mission band and supply. ��>e treai- g ��� �����,J ����������*| <*; f,���
urer a report showed a    total      of "   *",,'u,c**
$8-2.12   sent to  the  general  treasurer.
Thursday's Session.
Thursday's session of    the    West-
Yesterday's  session   of  the  Westminster Presbyterial was devoted to!
���-��� -...     _���     TJ,-.���-~      Miacln-S    It
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized       *25,000,000
Capital Paid Up    ��11,500,000
Rest    *12,500,000
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Million
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make every de
positor welcome-, and to give the best possible attention to his financia
affairs. .
Accounts may be opened with deposits of Oa* Dollar and Upwards
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates', est May 21st and
November 30 th each year.
Ithe church. The whole congregation, between fifty and sixty persons,
- came in rowboats and canoes.
! Many of the Nortl^Arm settlers of
i that time were located in pairs, as
j Miller and Ferguson, Mole and Betts,
ithe McCleary brothers (Fitzgerald
land Samuel), Boyd and Kilgour,
: Smith and Robson. There were oth-
ler prominent settlers, as Errington,
I Ferris and Cochrane, but these first
I named i remember belter, they being
the ones with whom my boatman and
I stayed over night and to whom we
! went, as a rule, in rotation.
Carry in stock a full line ol
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
regarding the individuals whom I
have mentioned that tiiey were without exception a body of superior
men, sober, honest, industrious and
God-fearing���men of sterling worth
and of nobility of character.
Twenty-seven years ago, at a pubic  entertainment  at  Surrey  Centre,
| D elta    Hotel *
| J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
$   Ladner, B. C. Phone 2 I
A All Modern Convenl.nces, Newly Furnished, Well Heated, Sam- I
* pie Room.    American and European    Plan.      First-class   Cuisine.
i Prompt Service.
% Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.                              Rates Reasonable.
the   department  ot   Home   Missions.     remember having heard Rey   Eben
The reports in connection with the
whole work of the year show a
steady rather than rapid progress.
Eleven new societies have affiliated with this branch of the Presbyterial during the year. These are
the auxiliaries of Knox church, Sapperton; Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver;
St. Stephen's, North Vancouver;
Good Girls, Cedar Cottage; St. A..-
drew's, Vancouver; St. Paul's, Vic- ...
toria; Agassiz and Vernon, St Paul's Klnuness
eser Robson speak of the North Arm i
settlement as a model settlement���a
settlement which other settlements
might look to as a pattern of dili-
igence, enterprise, sobriety and respectability.
j After the long journeys from Lang-
.ley to North Arm we sometimes ar-
j rived at the homes of these men wet
land cold and tired. The genuine
and consideration displayed    by    them,    their    cheerful
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shlii-fles. Lath, Sash, Doors Turnings and House Finishings
Phone It 14 Kburne Prompt Delivery by Kail or Scow
readiness to minister to our needs,
must ever remain indelibly imprinted
upon the tablet of my memory  and
Reeves   Think   Their   Councils   Will
See  This Matter in  tin*  Ifro.
per  Light.
their munrr-ipalities would do their
share, and certainly would pay any
bills chargeable to them for treatment of patients.
I A statement prepared by the secretary showed that In the last two
years patients    had    been    received
Mission  Band, Victoria;     St.       Stephen's Mission Band, New Westmin-      	
ster, and the Woman's Association, |upon the tablet of my memory andj With the completion of the new from" The "following outside niunicl"
East Gollingwood. The number of I w**- f*as*i up anu* *,urn witj, an *n_'Royal Columbian Hospital but a few palltles: Coquitlam, 106; Surrey,
these societies connected with the 'tense glow whenever an occasion [months away, furnishings and equip- ioi; Burnaby, 100* Langley 56;
Presbyterial   to   date   comprise   fit- arises to call lt forth. jment must be ordered very soon if It Delta,  5_;   Maple Rldge, ,'M;  Chilli'
teen auxiliaries, six inission bands j when all of these men possessed.'�� to bu installed in time for open- wack, 19;' Matsqui, 17;'South Van-
and four affiliated societies, making so many n0Die characteristics and so|i��K the Hospital in August. Thirty couver, 12; Kent, 'll* 'Mission. 11;
in all twenty-five.    The total mem-  few defects it  were as invidious aS thousand dollars is required to fur- Sumas, 8; Richmond, 6.
bership is 573, which is an iincrease  unnecessary to    maku    comparisons. |��ls'' nnd equip the new hospital, and ^	
over the previous year of 267. The .suffice it to say that he whose re-|l'or the purpose of planning some
total contribution sent to the gen- mains we are about to consign to method of securing this amount a
eral treasurer was |892.12, an ln-;their last resting place, was a m "Uiference was held yesterday be-
crease over last year of $103.00. 'specimen of the whole. Free from (t.tt'!e", thu .R'-"rd of Directors, the
A lance number were present at any semblance or arrogance or osten- i\'}{y Council and tlle Reeves or the
the afternoon session. The address tution, shy and retiring, a man otWT���*T I"1'", V!;"('y municipalities.
Of Mrs Barrie on the Vegreville clean and honorable life rather than I , 'J��� AUldred patients from munl-
miSSion among the Galician foreign- a man of words and professions, he ,c palltles surrounding New Westmln-
MB Of Alberta and includes a boys' had to be known to be appreciated. |ff haVe ^ treEted '" the h��SPl"
home   and   a  hospital   supported   by  During   the    last   two   years I have '^;
or   great   interest   had  more   rrequent  opportunities  of '
them   meeting him  than  I had during the!
AU of Thirty-three    Canneries M��.v
Be    in    Operation���A    New
Vacuum Tin.
a majority or thirty-tlm ���
canneries on  the  Prasec
in the last  tw.o    years, and the    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
by virtue of their offices, are preparations are well under wny for
_. _j    ,  i        , i--.-���,i i     " - -,,       .    ,v,������,   -,,��,���(!������ i.i,-.   ii-���_   t i,-,i  j���-i-,. .i    'directors of the hospital. the big sockeye run.     Machinery Is
the   year.     The   pnncp e     adopted 110 all thp niembers as it gave then    me    Ing him  than  I ha 1 during the,    .,.,,���  .,������,,.,,���-, J Npw  WeBtmln. belnK overhauled, new machinery in-
wns.to have every man   n the Pres- ,dea -j the conditions which 1 .id ,Whole  Preceding   period  ol   our   ac-LtM fiuI,plUul  $130,000 for the erec- stalled where i.eceBsary, U&es of ms-
bytery  on  some committee, |t0  be  met   by  the   workers  in   this ^luiiinUnce. ^ And_ sometimes 1^ have ition  of  the  hospltal  whtle the pro_ chlneg wWh have bcen ,,���,. ,,��� four
vlnclall     government     [appropriated years   replaced,  and   old  docks and
$100,000  for this purpose.       There wharves  rebuilt.        Contracts    bave
   will be no debt on the building when been   made   with   tho     Chinese    f"r
train the boys for the ruturo, as tiiey |~J^ufc*-"VI!_;-_f'_J.,y--S_-_,_,_'*u"0?   w;.l.s- i com pleted. manning the canneries and the boss
I ar.
Satisfaction was expressed that of |rield whijre the hardships of pioneer .wondered whether I had forgot, or
the $50,000 asked by the General mv w(,n, encountered. This Pres- 1 whether indeed I had ever known,
Assembly of the Presbytery, ML- 'byterlan inission seeks rather to until recently, l-ow good and lovable
min  was already In band. jtraln l)u, t,oyB ror the future, as they iand   t'hristlike John   Ferguson   was
Tho PreBbytery will meet in regu- j are of higher status among the Gall- | To his sister and  kindred  generally I     No iixed plan for raising the money  Chinamen  are now "assembling their
lar quarterly session in St. Andrew'-|,.llinH  thall   the  girls  and   so  it  was |ns was jlevoteflly^attached, and they | necessary to furnish the hospital was  men.     Can  making    machines    w
CHILLIWACK, March 1.���Consld-
erablS opposition to the new provincial liquor license act has heen
raised in this city by the various
political and business organizations.
Kxception ii taken to tbat clause
where the government takes over the
right in regulate the hours of opening .'imi closing the hotel and saloon
hiirs,   mailing     tlic     hours     uniform
throughout   the  province,     According to bhe old act, orgs lizi-d muni
ctpalitles were privileged to set  tin-
hours  to  lull   the convenience  and
conditions of lliese municipalities nnd the hours in this city wen-
much shorter than In many of the
larger plat ��� -;. I ha closing hours being io o'clock ror every night or
tho week excepting Saturday night
which is 7 o'clock. According tO
tin- new net the uniform hours for
closing are 11 o'clock every night excepting Saturday night, which is 10
o'clock.       A   resolution   was   passed
churoh,   Vancouver,  on   May   8.
Annual     Reports     of     Presbyterial
Show I'ine Record of Progress
in 1018.
a resume or the annual reports
abmltted al Thursda) 's session of
the Westminster Presbyterial shows
the keynote of success, New societies iia-.c been formed ai Clay.urn,
Abbotsford, Hammond, Bt, Stephen,
iNorih Vancouver; Knox ohurch,
Sapperton; South mil. st. Davids,
Wesl minster
j and   Agassi*..	
ha*    been   formed al   Baal  Colllngwood,   South   Arm,   and   St,   Davld'l
| Y. IV S, ('. K. and a mission hand al
Eburne, and I WO girl's Dllssl iii
bands,   There are - -i auxiliaries and
i six associate societies and seven mis-
i sion   bund   societies.     T!i"   auxiliary
members number BOO and ths mission band membership is 112, an ln-
I crease of 21ti over last year
thought   best   to   begin   the     work   specia ly w 11 miss his wise counsels
among them l"nfl  lliB 'ialm'  ki"d,-/ ���'���������"���    We ail
Rev Mr liurgesa drew some very wished we could have retained him
vivid pictures of the lire of the longer, for few in this cold and self-
loggers and the means he employ- seeking world are so true, so reliable,
It, appeal to tl.eir interest. The !��o steadfast as he. flu. lt. could not
working ground of this mission is *fi we must go to him but he can no
woiKiiiK   B'u-'"' nor_h   of   V[in    more return to us.    Ills race wa-. run
by the Merchants' Association of this  total  amount   of  money  sent
city nuking that a clause bo considered which would leave the hours
for closing In the hands of the various organized municipalities. ""ho
local Conservative Association at B
meeting Thursday night endo'sed
this resolution and wired the result
of Its action to Victoria. The Minimi-rial Association of this district
also took similar steps to have a
���special clause Inserted and tho result of these requests are awaited
with interest by the citizens of this
elty and district.
situated   100   miles
couver and  extend.-i some  __ .
further   up   lhe   coast.     There   are,   en"
he said, nbout  115 camps, comprising
2000   men,  one  dozen   settlements
and B grent many lonely isolated set- ,
tiers,    The services  wire held    in-
.hull-Is,   bouses and   in   the  open   air.
Vancouver und Vernon [The Maids was discontinued tor the
Associate     societies j winter months nnd he had gone up|
the coasl alone to itock Bay, shoal
Bay ami other places. He had round
the  iiso of the  magic  lahtern  and
the gramaphone to be of great benefit   in   securing  an   audience   among
1 in se loggers,
Among Ihiiig:- which he recom-
mended tor the future were a better boat as the Kaida was unsafe,
more churches and men to bo established on the field.
Mrs. Fleming of Victoria read a
carefully prepared paper, written
by Mrs. Cotsford or that city on
This annual meeting or tho Presbyterial to which representatl*, .is
were present from all parts of the
distriit   was very   successful     from
to the
laid    before the conference,
man   Johnston   explaining     that   the
meeting was for the purpose of talking  things  over  only.      In   view  of
the     large   number   of     outside   patients treated, ho believed the municipalities  should  make  somo provls-
of   Van- I ���""���'��� ���"������������wii 10 us.    ins race was run. Jon for aiding In furnishing the hos-
111 iles I1"8 wnrfnre was accomplished at :ho|pltal.    The sum waB not large, when
the allotted span, three score distributed  between thirteen  muni-
years and ten,    Patiently be endured iclpalltles.
his dying sufferings, Calmly, bravely Reeves Kerr, of South Vancouver,
yet. humbly by Cod's grace he met Cade, of Mission and Mcl'arlniic, 'of
and overcame the Inst enemy. "Ho [Maple Ridge, wero present. Reeve
rests from his labors and his works Kerr said his municipality was about
do follow him." [tO creel a large hospilal, and inosl of
  [their   patients   were   taken   to   Van
VALLEY ROAD BUILDING.        couver, bul he would take the mat-
  " ter  up   with   Ills     council.        Reeve
rhiit the municipalities of the
Praser Valley are about to engage in
rond building not only on a largo
scale but In a manner to greatly reduce the cost. Ib becoming evident. ,, _ _ . ., , ,, ,, .
when tho proposal Is made that the  ,1,!VUl1  a  <l��nutatlon  -*��ul��- walt on
Cade said he came down to see what
the board wanted. He would like
dulnlls to lay before Ihe council. The
chairman assured him they would be
I furnished.     Reeve    McFarlane   be-
Buveral   municipalities   proceed       to 1
his  council
He   would   do   all   hi
,.,���������  ,   -._, , .,       could   ror Ihe hospital  as bis  muni
I "'J a54 Wg a*���r0Cn-T18.-,?g 'cipality had many patients In it
plant at Pitt Lake, the product to 1    ��,,.'. n-nv ���/-,-*��� H -.in*,, thi
Chair- soon begin to chug and rattle, and
bins will booh begin to /ill up '���i|11
tins ready for requisitions from tho
cannery lloor later in the season,
It is impossible to ascerta 1 ;l1
this time the exact number ol canneries thai will be operated thu
year. It bas been assumed thai all
of them would be running, bul il|is
is not curtain as many of il"'"1
are owned by concerns which have
large canneries elsewhere and -ODia
of 1 in-ill it is expected, will be Idle
this year.
Of   these   thirty-three     cann ries,
but  fifteen   were operated  last year,
though  praclically  all of them
running  four years ago.
Fifty-two  lines  ot  machlm
in place in Ihese canneries. v
season capacity of a million ca
presenl prices worth a dozen '"
dollars. And there are packol
fishermen who expect this years
to bo as big aa that, of twel ana
Sateen years ago when the iiiIIH-"1
mark was touched. . ,
Theso  canneries  will  *���"  """nUea
ii a
1, at-
be si"-;1'!"
Newsies Are Hi*.
OLYMPIA,    Wash.,    March
Children   under 12  will  not   bi
mltted  to sell  newspapers, or
thing  else on   the streets,  or
pan li Btrei i exhibitions, if the housi
approves the senate bill past   I
juilmoualy yesterday.
tali ���
general treasurer was $1824.76, an
increase of $4.r-0 over last year. The
bales of clothing sent to the school
at Alberni amounted to $500. There
were 619 subscriptions to the Tidings and the amount spent in literature waB $5.1.
Wednesday afternoon the address
of welcome was delivered by Mrs.
J. S.  Henderson.
The    president. Mrs.  K.  P.  Miller, 1
1111   In-half   of   the   society,   made     a
very fitting reply.
11   was arranged that the confer-1
ence meet with the Synod next Mai'l
il   Chalmer's  Presbyterian    church,
Rev,  in.  Grant   addr*i bs id      the
meeting and told or his forty-three
of work in Trinidad among the
Bast   Indians,   who   were     orign.illy
natives of Hi
Mayor Gray made It plain that ho .with flsh by somo 2500 llcens
by-law providing funds for furnishing the hospital would be submitted
during hls term of office.     The rale-
be supplied tho municipalities at
cost. This action follows the Investment  made in  crushers and  rollers
and up-to-date road making machln- ipBy���rs had  done all they Bhould bt
ery by several districts. |ask-d t0 (lo ftt thl- tlme.     Th(. hos.
rrom  Richmond to Mission  there 1 pital   was  a  hospital   for  the   whole-
Is a disposition to onter Btich an ar- IdlBtrlot  and  to  a certain extent  thi
1 Bsh-
rangement, while a few municipalities would prefer to buy their rock
an educational point of view, and | from independent producers
established an increased Interest in | Councillor Lougheed, ot Maplo
all departments or the missionary ' Rldgo, Ib leading tho proposal, and
work as well :is bonds of friend- It was brought up In the Maple
ship   between   workers      iu       these [Rldge   council   session       Saturday
The    Presbyterial    adjourned
meet   in  Vancouver next  May.
property of the adjoining municipalities. Tho largo industries, individuals and the neighboring municipal ItieB and organizations should
contribute to the fund for equipping the hospital.
The hospital  should  bo opened  In
August and  funds must be found to
Punjab, but here werpj :'hf ^Sa^
1  h
SS cent-. 1
'when   the   plan   of  securing  the  co- 	
to!operation    of    other    municipalities'furnish  It, continued the Mayor.
j waB authorised.    The    reeve      and j     Alderman   Kelllngton   pointed  out.
 iclerk   wero  directed  to    get       into Ithe  fact   that  the hospilal   is  not  a
touch with the other municipalities profit-making    Institution,       Bach
at once.    It is likely the provincial   year  'here   was  a  deficit     of    some
government  will  be  approached   re- thousands    which     the    city always
gardlng assistance In  getting      the !paid,
plant established. |    The Reeves    said    they    thought
ermen, and if tho run 011 thi
erlcan  side  Is as heavy as tli
four years ago while It Ib delayed "
the Praaor,    the Burplus    may   '
brought to this Bide of the bounaarj
and packed. >,
Tho Canadian Canning Company
making a departure this year
termining to pack  ItB product  in
;  I 111)
vacuum   tin,  or  sanitary can
ran   Is   capped   without   sold'
cover being held In  place 1>>  ;
pherift pressure.     After capl" -
covers  are crimped   down  by  :
chine. .
There are great advantages J
use of this can, II. is olalmed,
special machinery must be in
for lt. These tins have lor
in use In fruit cnnnerii'H in tl
but I hls year will be the fir
they have been used In the sau
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, TURDAY, MARCH 8, 1013.
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Mr. R. Vorheis paid a visti to New
laughter was born to Mr. and
vv. Swan on Saturday, March 1.
.,-  f   Cullls paid a business visit
Vancouver on Thursday.
Mr. J.  Ramage went to the Terminal City on Wednesday last ou a
Clement, of the firm of Cle-
' k Lambert, left on Thursday
���g for a visit to Vancouver.
Mr   and  Mrs.  James Laurie  have
ad  rrom their honeymoon  and
tal.eI- up their residence on the
,- iiniicli and family, who have
residents of Ladner during the
.,:,,-, removed to Spokane on
.Iay morning.
\lr   and Mrs. John  McKee return-
Pom  New Westminster on  Wed-
lav  afternoon.    They  have   been
ding  the  sessions  of  the   I'res-
terv and Presbyterlal ln that city.
Westminster last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kirkland paid
a visit to Vancouver on Wednesday.
Mr. S. W. Fisher returned from a
brief visit to Vancouver last Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Heath Fox, of Delta, left for
Field, B.C., on Friday, February 27.
It ts expected that she will return in
Mr. Tom Keogh, the moving picture man, has again returned to Ladner, and his performance on Saturday night was witnessed by a crowded house.
"The New Minister," a cantata
which is being prepared by local
young people, will be held in Ihe
McNeely Hifll on Friday, March 14.
An excellent entertainment is assured.
Mr F W. Kirkland, P.L.S., who
has been buBy during the last few
v",, k-, on municipal survey work in
the Delta both for the council and
private parties, left on Thursday for
points up the coast.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Teller have
returned after a honeymoon spent in
Victoria. After the reception which
is to be held in Ladner the couple
will reside at Point Roberts, Mr
Teller's former home.
Rev. J. J. Hastie attended the sessions of the New Westminster District Presbytery in New Westminster last Monday, and in the morning gave a very interesting report on
.     _ ���i i���~ -w-,n��-._ nf I the progress and outlook of the For-
ri,e work of re-rocklng portions of '        s in
Delta street haB been commenced to     ���
the satisfaction of both the farmers |lK *"' 	
and the merchants along that thoroughfare. During the winter season
portions at the side of this road be-
,,,I:.   very wet.
On Saturday, February lath. Mr.
11 s* Rich, auctioneer, will sell the
old Treiiant school property and some
buildings on the high school site
which was recently purchased from
the I.adner estate. The Trenant
propi rty contains about one and one-
fifth acres.
Maple Beach Audition, the old
Whalen property at Point Roberta,
the Bummer home of scores of Ladner people, has been cut into building lots and offered for sale by Curtis &    Dorgan,    New    Westminster,
Crass Seeds���Timothy, Alsyke
i ever, Red Clover, Rye Grass; Bran
and Shorts, Dairy Chop, Corn, Rice
Meal. Wheat. Chick Feed, Chick Rice,
Grain Sacks, may be obtained of H.
\ Rich, agent Brarckman-Ker Milling
. . I.adner, B.C. *
A woman of the underworld, who
.i aught in Chinatown by the local
police, was ordered to leave town on
the afternoon boat by Magistrate Mc-
iv Nothing In the way of helping
the wayward person .was found possible by those who Interested themselves in the caBe, bo she was ordered
from the municipality.
i.ast Saturday, Government Bngl-
tii. r Napier and Mr. Sprott, road superintendent for New Westminster,
accompanied by Reeve Benson and
Councillor W. A. Kirkland. inspected
the damage done to the Cloverdale-
l.adner road by the recent landslide
.ear Enderhy Hill. It was finally
-elided that the government should
���- asked to repair the road.
Mrs. F.- G. West, better known as
"Sister Ethel," will hold special evan-
gelistical services in the Ladner Bap
tist church, commencing Easter Monday, March 24, and extending to Saturday, March 29. This effort Is being put forth in order that the young
members of the congregation may be
Rev. C. C. Whittaker left on Thursday morning for Vernon where Sunday School conventions are to be
held. Mrs. Whittaker will accompany him as far as Mission. As
superintendent of the Temperance
Department of the B.C. Sunday school
Association, Rev. Mr. Whittaker will
address the conventions on temperance work.
The new arrivals at the Delta Hotel
is week are: Jno. Erland, Vancou-
r P Turley, Vancouver; Tom
,.h    Vancouver;   M.  H.   Kenney,
ancouver;   John  Simpson,  Vancou-
-r .1   C. Moody, New Westminster;
(line/..  Cloverdale;   A.   N.  Mathe-
,ii, Cloverdale; A. C. Warner. To-
unto; .1. R. Bayne, Toronto;  W. 8.
one. Toronto; E. Rousseau, New
, muster; .1. McMillan. New
vestrainsur; C, McGregor. Vancou-
i W. II. Tucker, Vancouver; H.
. Orvill, Vancouver, and W. H. Tay-
oi, Vancouver.
Among the hockey enthusiasts who
visited New Westminster on Friday
evening of last week were W. Walters, C. Willis. W. Simmons, J. Fenwick, A. Jordan, W. Fenton, J. Wil-
cock and A. Wllcock. The boys wero
enthusiastic over tjle defeat which
New Westminster administered to
the exponents from the crab town, a
final score of 11 to 3 resulting from
the game. The brand of hockey, too,
was very good, and none of them
were at all disappointed over the
The cut-over on the local telephone
service which has been in preparation during the past week, is expected to be completed by Monday.
In order to provide for the rapid increase in business the Delta Tele
phone Company are installing a new
switchboard and a 200 pair cabin
Although several farmers have beer
complaining of the inconvenience
caused by the cut-over, when this is
remedied the company assure all thai
a better serviee will be possible.
The   Provincial   Legislature
Alter a Business Session-
Honor's Speed.
VICTORIA, March 3.���The 1913
sitting ol the provincial parliament
was duly brought to a close on Saturday afternoon, the prorogation
taking place at 4 o'clock and the
usual formalities and little ceremony
marking the event. The House has
been in session six weeks. In this
period it has crystalized into law approximately one hundred measures,
many possessing more than common
importance, being regarded as certain to materially stimulate provincial expansion  and prosperity.
As outstanding features may be
mentioned the bill which embodies
the revised "free lands for settlers"
policy, the bill for the creation of
Mount Robson Park and its companion measure for tbe extension of
Strathcona. Also the important
amendments of the liquor license,
motor traffic and game protection
acts, the measure reducing taxation,
the enactment for an asauranco i
a healthful milk supply, the new water act, legislation governing censorship of moving picture.-:, the enactment under which parliament hereafter obtains an additional year in
its term of life, while the sessional
ndemnity Is Increased.
Others are the creative acts in reference  to  the  auditor-general's  d
Closes 0    THE   DISTRICT   IN   BRIEF.    C
His       | O
Xew Westminste .
Although February >v.is a quiet.
month for business in the Lower
Mainland, New Westminster's statistics show that the city did not eto.
growing during the twenty-eight
days. Building permits shot up from
$112,650 for February, 1912, to
$191,735, while customs returns,
which are an excellent barometer in
general business, show an advance
from $46,243.38 to $49,529.07. The
bank clearing statement for Feb
ruary shows that New Westminster
is the eighteenth city in Canada with
a total for the month of $2,170,915
Civic Receipts Advance.
In the city treasury results are
equally satisfactory, a total of $18,-
304.13 being collected in February.
1913, as against $15,920.46 for the
same month in 1912.
Canadian Nor~Bs6vn.
The Northern  Construction  Com
pain  has started work op  I...   Li
Island branch of the Canadian :.-���-���.i-
em    Railway.     Tbe   first   '-..���!���
been located about six miles w        n
New    Westminster,    and    a     leconti
large gang  of  men  will   soon   be  * '
work   on   the   two-mile   trestl-*   over
the muskeg, one mile further west.
oth i
partment and the provincial museum, and a sub-contract, has also been let
the further Extensions of provincial to C. R. Schaeht, who will start this
aid toward colonization railway con- work on Monday. This trestle will
struction, the measure for the regu- contain over 2,000.000 feet of tim
lation of crematoria and registration ber. 'Tho Iine to Steveston is ex-
of   vital   statistics,   altogether   with- pected to be completed by May.
At Port Mann the material for the
turntable is beginning to arrive over
the Canadian Pacific Railway and
work on the roundhouse and yards
will shortly be under way. The
steamer "Strathtay" will be up rivei
probably this week with rails from
Nova Scotia, and the company wll?
be able to go ahead with the work
on the y.irds. These rails will also
be needed for relaying the old Great
Northern railway track through Port
Tenders for a dredge scow for the
S. A. Perkins Appointed.
TACOMA, March 6.���-Word was received here today that one of President Taft's last offic.l acts was to
i :epoint S. A. Perkins, of this city,
i Republican national committeeman
to the board of visitors of the Ann-
!:i polls naval academy.
Torpedo  Station.
BREMERTON,   March   6.���Information was received today from the
secretary of the navy by Rear Admiral Cottman, commandant of the
navy yard, Puget Sound, that orders
had been sent to the district attorney from the department ot justice,
asking him to again take up the matter of securing title to the Keyport
peninsula  and  the  tide  lands  along
the "vest shore of the bay between
] there and  Brownsville  for the purpose  of establishing  a torpedo  station at that point.    This matter was
taken up nearly three years ago by
the navy department and the commandant  ordered   to   purchase  this
j tract.     Must of the naval authorities
and  experts  were  a  reed  that  thi.--.
was the most favorable location ror
such   a   station   and   testing   ground
-  ���     ���;-,:iii   be   found   in   the United
"Kit" is on Hls Way.
IE* -TTLE, Wash . March 6.--
"Kit" Gould, nephew of Sidna Allen
notorious West Virginia bandit, is
ftee today on a charge of bigamy
������referred by (be fniher-of his second
wife. The father-in-law agreed not
to prosecute if Kit left the city, and
Kit is, on his way.
for and advantage of which will be
readily recognized by opponents as
well ag supporters of the party now
fn control. *
. It was a curious circumstance that
the somewhat colorless ceremony incident to the termination of the legislative session this year ihould mark
the thirteenth anniversary of an historic function of similar character in
British Columbia parliamentary history. It was on the first of March,
1900, that the late Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes was the central figure ,_ _^^^^^^^^^^_^^^^_��i^_
at that dramatic prorogation when ba(k filling of the widening work for
virtually the entire House signified the New Westminster harbor will be
its strong disapproval of his selection ealleu for hy the New Westminster
of Hon. Joseph Martin for the pre-, city council at once. Tenders for
misrshlp by vacating the chamber in constructing the machinery with
a body, leaving his honor t'o reclta which the scow will be equipped will
the formal speech terminative of the be let at once. Two million feet of
sessional proceedings to an empty sawn timber will be used in the project and 309,04)0 lineal feet of piling.
Six hundred thousand cubic yard-
of dirt will be used to fill in the
back of the quay while eighty-six
thousand pounds of steel spikes and
one hundred and twenty-two tons of
steel and iron work will be put in'r,
these  jobs.
( - >< in i t lit mi Industry.
At Coquitlam work is being rushed
on the factory building for the Hynef
Stone and Staff Company, Limited
while the Coquitlam Shipbuilding
Company has started its offices, lumber sheds and warehouses.    At Mis-
chamber, but crowded gallery
The afternoon saw no further
businesB transacted than the submission of the new municipal act, prepared by the Royal Commission,
which recently investigated all the
forms and conditions of local government.
lt is intended that this shall be
widely circulated during the parliamentary recess, and suggestions of
improvement are ipvited so that the
measure when given -he force of law
during the session of 1914 may represent perfection.
The chief law officer of the Crown . ,, . , . ,  ,   ...
intimated In the presentation of the i slo^ Messrs. A. S. Rankin and J.^W
bill that it is the intention o. the
government to accept the suggestion
of the Royal Commissioners, and
next year establish a department devoted exclusively to municipal affairs.
Schneider are erecting a box fai
tory, which it Is hoped will be In
operation early in March. At the
same time the Empress Manufacturing Company, Limited, of Vancouver,
is to build an up-to-date jam factory-
Five measures remained upon thei next door to the box factory, which
c.dor paper at the session's close ; will accommodate the farmers during
and, therefore, fell to the ground.; the coming strawberry season.
These include the bill respecting I From Coquitlam comes word that
public irrigation corporation iTostatjthe Canadian Safety Container Co..
fV.\p committee stage by prorogation),, Limited, will build a factory for thr
Framr'a bill for amendment of the
Yale-Cariboo Road Regulation Act.
Place's bill respecting the payment
of wages antl W. J. Manson's bill regarding street lighting in rural districts.
Lieutenant-Governor's Addre*-!.
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen if 'he
Executive Assembly,���It affords me
pleasure, in reltCving you from voiir
legislative duties, to give expression
ti my appreciation of the zeal ��.nd
cure you hnve displayed in ilea 'ng
with the various matters thnt ha>e
ei guged your attention during ibe
prtstnt session.
Among the other  important   u *n
Dominion Government Laboratory I*
Being Built for Innc-ct Pests
h. order to study the life and
halms or the Bud Moth, .the Lesser
Apple Worm, Apple Aphis, the Appl '
1 lent Caterpillar, and root uiag-
the Dominion government Is
���- ting a laboratory at Agassi*/. In
"Inch Mr. R. C. Treherne, U.S.A.,
* i devote hls time to original rail work this summer.   Mr, Tre-
lierne Is an cntomolog'st on the Staff
Ihe    department   of   agriculture,
���'- ii has  I u  assigned  to  work  In
Lower Eraser district of British
i    summer,    after   lila    arrival
-.  Mr. Treherne devoted himself
- n stiiiiy or the life history of tho
berry root weevil, the result of
��� ork  being embodied in n paper
���-   annua!   proceedings    of    the
Entomological   Society,   which
just  lert the press.    As a result
dr, Treherne's research upon the
' ���   pests or the dlBtrict, It Is ex-
i  'fed   that  valuable   help   will   be
'-'ii in the wnrfare upon them.
The amount of damage dono to the
' crops each year by Insect peats
'   - hea staggering  totals.    Prof.  C.
'���   Marlatt, of the U.S. department
��f agriculture) has estimated tho an-
'    il  loss  from  insect  pests  In  tho
'''" ted  States at 11,272,000,000, or
""ore than the entire expenditure of
1,1    U.S.   government  Including  the
1 ion roll and the maintenance of
'hi   army  and  navy.
While owing t.o the more favorable
;   matlc   condition   of  Canada,   post
is not bo serious here as In  the.
1     led Slates, yet tho Increase In the
'"��� of tbe field and orchard crops
"'���'i is possible by Hut* extermination
bi I pests, is calculated ai eno*
ir figures.    "Of course all Insects
Ol   harmful.    Many  are  elassi-
1 as friends of the tanner," says
:   Treherne, "nnd one of the most
"""I   and   effective   methods  of
fighting insect peats Is by the Introduction of beneficial insects."
One of the most Interesting papers
ia the published proceedings or the
B.C. Entomological Society tor last
vear is one by Mr. W. H. Brlttaln,
B.S.A., on the subject or beneficial
insects and the Introduction of parasites In insect control. In some
i eases harmless parasites are Introduced whieh devour the eggs of tlle
harmful Insects. It Is In connection
with such work that the research Into
tin- life history or the local rruii
pests ls valuable.
Thchern.. will breed the various
Th.dierhiie will breed the various
pests under conditions paralleling
their native conditions, keeping them
Under systematic microscopical observation. A similar work Is being
done in the laboratory nt Vernon by
Mr. Brlttaln, who Is also employed
by the department of agriculture of
the federal government,
manufacture of their safety containers and sheet metal in this prosperous  city.    The cost  of  the  plant   ls
expected   to  be  about   $15,001),   and
its capacity will be about 150 can?
and safety containers per day
Lumlier Industry.
The lumber export business on the
Fraser river is steadily growing.    According  to   Mr.   II.  3.   Mi'.ckin.   sale.
I manager  of  the  Canadian  Western
! Lumber Company, 25,000,000 feet of
j lumber   will   be  exported    from    Hie
I Fraser    Mills    during   the   next   six
l months    to    South   Africa   and   Aus
I trails.    At the prefSent moment th?
'  ���    ., ���
.1 '-,
Conservative Meeting
The  Annual  Meeting of  the  Conservative Association will beiheld at
Wetalay, March 12th
at 8 p.m.
Mr.  Frank J.   MacKenzie,  M.P.P.,
will be present.
res with which you have dealt, the; four-masted barque Dumfriesshire is
amendment to the act relating to tax- loading 2,500.000 feet at the mills
aucr.  ls intended as a step towards! for Cape Town, South  Africa, Whlli
eventually securing the revenue ne-
cesar.ry for carrying on t'..e government of province from the natural
resources with which It has been so
lib.-ally endowed.
I trust that tho further pro/ls-rui
the Aloha, another four-masted
barque', and the steamer Strathtay
are both on their way to the mills.
Rock Bunkers.
In a few days the. big gravid and
lock bunkers of the  B.C, Transport
With respect to the Canadian North- Company   on   their   fine   new   wharf
ern  Pacillc  Hallway  and  the Pacl.lc .,t,ove  the  New  Westminster  bridge
Great Eastern Railway will Inure to j _.,,, b(, ,., OI),,rallon.    These hunker*
the general benefit of tho country- ,v*i*   1)0   cnpable   of   handling   500
The  measures   for   reserving   liyid vnn,_ . (,,1V   ilm] |1)(>y an, mu,r) wltn
in the Mount ltobson district and I. r j,)(> most up.to.(jata Bie0trlc niaehin-
the continuance ot development v.*rk p_y
In the Strathcona Park will, I be-i    Tlu, b|   ,,,,,,.,-���- --���,,,, wm ������, at,ii
the best Interests of|fo luu)|]|(, ^ k|m|s of heBVy ,..,,.��� ;|.
a great pace and it is believed thai
a  wagon can be loaded In thirty sec-
Notice is hereby given that the
list of voters for the Delta Electoral
District has been cancelled, and that,
applications to be placed on the
voters' list will be received at my
office at the Court House, Nc-w
Westminster City, where printed
forms of affidavit fo be used in support of an application to vote will be
The list of persons claiming to
vote will be suspended from an 1
after the seventh day or April, 1913,
and a Court of RevUlon will be held
on the nineteenth day of May, and
notice of objections to the insertion
cf any name on the register of volers
must be given to me thirty clear
days before the holding of the Court
of Revision,
Dated this 3rd day of March, 1913.
Registrar of voters for the Delta
Electoral District.
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3    Mineral and     ��
l   Soda Waters
5       New Westminster, B. C.
5 Manufacturer of
^       Al/fi und all kindi ol
> Your Patronage Solicited
Did you make n mis-hit
the time you employed the
last " help."
Don't worry. There are
lots of g;ood fish in the sea,
and a sure bait to catch them
Is a Want Ad.
Tor Sale, For Ew-hnnge, Wanted to
''iin.hase, To L��t, Loin, Found. Work
Wanted, Situations Va_"ant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, 25 cents for any un��
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be in by 2 p.m.
on Thursday.
FOR RENT���29 acres; good dwelling and outbuildings, all land
under cultivation and in good
shape. Apply "D.F.," Ladner
P.O.,  Ladner,  B.C.
WANTED���By a young man, work
on a milk ranch or dairy. Write
Box 186, British Columbian, New
Westminster,  B.C.
FOR SALE ���Clydesdale Stallion,
"Dean Swift." This magnificent
imported registered Clyde stallion
for sale at a moderate figure, or
will exchange for heavy mares. He
Ib very sure. Trie only reason for
selling, we have too many of hia
own stock now. He is well known
in the Delta, having stood there
for several years. F. B. Pemberton,"
Victoria, B.C.
Poll Tax
Any person having a revenue tax
receipt for 1912 bearing any number
between 38S24I to 389001 inclusive,
will kindly notify H. F. Handford.
Ladner,  as soon  as possible.
Seedsmen to His Majesy the King.
A. J. WOODWARD, Sole Agent.
."ill! Orarvllle St.,  Vancouver
015 .'< rt St.,  Victurin.
Catalogue on application.
Strangled by Towel.
NORTH BEND, Wash., March 8.���
Earl Thrassher is dead today as the
result of being accidentally strangled
by a roller lowel. The. body wau
found with hls head through the
towel which was tightly twisted about
the neck. The coroner believes the
boy was playfully running In a circle
with his head thrust through the
towel when ho fell and strangled
River Victim  Is   l-'oiind.
After three months and a half the
body of John C. l'roudfoot, who was
drowned November 24, while hunting, wns found In the Yakima riv
Inst night near Duenna by Waller
McAllister, a rancher. With two
companions, l'roudfoot tcied to pole
across the river three miles below-
North Yakima, and was overt nrned
The body was carried thirteen miles
it win be sent tomorrow morning to
hi** former home. Walla Walla, for
liev., prove in
ie province.
By the amendment  to the  '
Act It is to be hoped that the
tloniont ot public lands will ,ie facilitated
The liberal appropriations Tor public works, made necessary by ths
development of the province, are calculated to meet the demands due
to the rapid growth ot the population.
I thank you for the adequate provision you have made for the necessary expenditures In assisting the
general  needs of  the  province.
In relieving you from your duties,
1 sincerely trust lhat the efforts you
have put forward during the session
now closed will result In the further
prosperity and progress of all parts
of British Columbia.
ALBERNI, March 4.--Only one
hid for the city's debentures was submitted to the council at the regular
weekly session. The lone offer was
from .1. Heilley Chapman, of London.
Eng., and was cabled through the
sgency of I, B. Atkindon, of this city
Mr. Qhapman offered to take over
Ihe S1"-~>.0OO worth of debentures
���il a rat,, of S.r, cents on the dollar
The debentures are for fifty years,
hearing five per cent, interest. They
were Issued to over the boat of th'-
waterworks and electric li;-lit systems and $10,000 worth of street
oiids by Ibis up-to-date plant.
The company is ulso providing for
Un- crude oil business whlcb is rapid
ly increasing on the l-'raser river
Many of the office buildings and industries in this neighborhood are
adopting the crude oil system of fut I
as also are different boats running on
the  river.
N_��r Kerry* Landing���Wa.s Kommlly
Opened  March   I���Mr.  A. (J.
Harvey is  I'.islniastei*.
COQUITLAM, March 4.���A post
office haB been secured at Pitt
River for the accommodation of the
residents In that community, the
new office being opened officially
on  March  1.
Mr. A. O. Harvey is the postmaster and the office, which will be
known as "Pitt River, B.C.," will be
located In Mr. R. C. Galor's branch
store,  neur the ferry landing.
COQITITLAM, March 4.���Mr
R. Welcher, formerly reeve of
Qultlatrt has definitely decided
enter the contest for alderman
lhe new city council of Port Coquit-
l;iin This is the only name befon
the electors as yet.
Resident-,**.. Building Site
Mil. ii. N. RICH has received Instructions from the Board ol Schpol
Trustees ol th-j Municipality of Delta,
to SKI,I. p.v VUCTION in the Council
Chamber, Ladner, on
Saturday   March 15th
at 2:30 p.m.. the old TRENANT
SCHOOL SITI**, comprising one and
one-fifth acre, together with tlic
buildings thereon, having a frontage
to the Main Trunk road of 225 feet,
and being a portion of the non Invest
quarter of Section 26, Townshfp 5,
New Westminster  District.
Also the old Mechanics' Institute
building, and another timber building, now standing on the southeast
corner of Stanley and Ilotham
streets, in the village of Ladner. to
be moved away within fifteen days
from dale of sale.
Terms    Cash.
Further particulars may be obtained ot the Auctioneers, Ladner, B.C.
Delta Telephone Co., Ltd.
Incorporated 191<K
We are prepared to Install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance In connection wltn
our service. Apply to
A. DeR. TAYLOR, Sec.
Beginning September 1.
Via Steveston and
S.S.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves Ladwer���8:30 a.m. and 3:30
Leaves Steveston on arrival of car
leaving Granville street, Vancouver, station at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. New Westminster passengers
will take car leaving at 8:00 a.r_i.
and 3:00 p.m. for Rburne car, to
connect with the boat.
aylor Electric Co.
Handle all electric appliances
and are prepared to Install
electrical systems of all kinds.
Agents   for   ("nick   Lit   Light.
X.   DeA.   TAYLOR,   Manager.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills |
A reliable Prencfa roi aUtor; never [alls. Thaa
pills are exceedingly powerful in r gulatii f t'he
generative portion ol the female eystem.
.all cheap tn tat lone. Dr. c*�� Vim's ;,-����� i ���' i
Hi box,   , three Ior|lO.   ,.:...:   i	
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V)VIIVI u*      lilUVLailUll.tl-9
( .   1
��� ������ 4*
v. maj Report of Chief Game Warden Shows    Birds Were
.from the British Columbian.)
The year 1012 was an especially
noteworthy one In the history of
game protection in B. C, acoordlng
to the report of Chief Game Warden
A. Bryan Williams, 'J.P., which has
just been presented to the provin-
citl legislature. There was, during
the twelve-month under review, a
very marked improvement in almost
all respectB over previous years, this
being attributed entirely to the fact
that the government has shown itself in earnest on the game protection question and has not hampered
the department by inadequate appropriations or failure to give it
.proper backing whenever such has
been needed. Only a few yoars ago
there were many skeplics who regarded game protection as a fad, and
money spent upon il as money wasted. 11 is, however, Bafe to say that
few such remain, and thai the people or the province generally are of
the opinion thai money spent In
game protection Is money usefully
spout. Nor will they begrudge the
further additional expenditures that
the rapid development of the country appears to demand and for
which provision will be made by
the legislature during its present
session. That such is the case results from the fact thai the moneys
voted this department ln past years
have been judiciously expended, and
the present general condition of the
game asset attests that even better
results have I,een secured than the
most optimistic would have expected.
(.aine Birds Plentiful.
The Hill report of the provincial
game warden gave a satisfactory ac-
'Oount of the sport obtained within
the period which it reviewed. The
record for 1912 is even better, and,
considering the enormous increase
in the number of huntsmen .that
there should be any improvement
ie somewhat astonishing. 'As it is,
there is little doubt, that game birds
were more plentiful last season than
at any time during ten or twelve
years, while the condition of big
game is infinitely better than a few
'years ago, this statement, of course,
referring to the province as a
whole. There are a few exceptions,
but not many, the most notable being that of the wapiti and common
deer in the northern part of Vancouver Island.
The Increase In game birds is
"partly attributed to a couple of 'excellent breeding seasons, the first
���especially, as spring came early, and
while there was considerable rain,
the critical period after hatching
wa�� fine and warm, and the young
birds were fairly strong before the
wet weather again set in. In addition to this, the various diseases
Which occur periodically among
Same of all sorts seem to have been
���conspicuously absent. True, reports
cf diseased grouse came in' once or
twice from Vancouver Island, but
that there could not have been any
disease of a virulent nature is
bown by the season's splendid lot
o* *;���   !s.
.Many More Sportsmen.
The activity and increased number of deputies naturally helped in
a great degree, and without them
".cither the good breeding Basons
nor absence of disease would have
p-oduced thc r'onttful supply of
birds. Opportunity for making big
1. u ._, oi ��� >ui'_e, growing smaller
Stnd smaller. Free pheasant shooting is becoming a thing of the past,
Willie unoccupied land is being
rapidly settled up, and with these
disadvantages comes an enormous
Increase in the number of sports-
���men from the cities. During the
past few years the number of those
Who use guns has been steadily
���growing, and last year the increase
���-���as admittedly alarming; while
there were many accidents the only
v onder expressed is that I here were
-.at more.
"On the Saturday and Sunday folding the opening days of pheasant
���hOOtlng," comments Mr Bryan Williams, "there was an exodus of mon
From the cities BUCh us has never
been seen before, There were men.
"-roys. and even women, with every
�� onceivable sort of weapon, and
dOgS of many and various breeds.
About one-third of these had little
knowledge of the use of firearms���
others had none at all; some, in
fact, acknowledged that they were
carrying guns for the first time in
their lives. In addition to the men
from the cities and the regular residents of the country scattered
throughout the province, there are
numerouB railroad and other construction camps composed principally of aliens, and the greater number
of these have firearms of some sort.
Tho majority have only lately conn
to the country and have not the
slightest knowledge of the game
Ihws or. if they have, have no respect for them and will kill anything
with Impunity anytime if they can
and, when they are caught, plead
ignorance. The greater number of
these are not 'residents' within the
meaning of the act, and have no
right to shoot without non-residents'
licenses, but it Is impossible for the
deputies to distinguish them. With
all this army of hunters scouring thC
country, many of them not knowing
-dtie species of bird from another
and shooting at everything tbey .,38.
it is really a wonder that there is
a head of game left; while the fact
that there is an increase, and that
experienced hunters have had better
���aHp-jrt tbls season than for years pa-it
should be ample proof that good value has been ooiaiii_u 10/ ui_ mjney
expended   In   game   protection."
Good Pheasant Reports.
"An unsuccessful attempt was
made to count the game that came
into Vancouver during the first few
days of the last pheasunt season, but
the number of available deputies
could not begin to handle the crowd
of men with guns. There is no doubt
however that .more pheasants,
grouse and ducks were brought
into Vancouver than In the year before. The same applies to Victoria,
in the vicinity of which city pheasants and quail were especially abundant. Apart from these two cities
there are but few places in the orov-
ince from which good pheasant re-
reports  were not received.
"It is most satisfactory that this
should have been such a good year
for birds." comments Mr. Bryan
Williams, "but the question is how
long can it be kept up In the vicinity of large cities. With one or two
poor breeding seasons, severe winters, or disease occurring, with such
a rapidly multiplying army of hunters, tiie whole stock would be prac
tically v.iiied out in a year, and a
number oi close seasons necessitated. !-.'.;;'. under favorable conditions, it seems almost impossible, to
keep a fair supply of birds unles-i
further restrictions are brought into force. There lia_ been a great
deal less dissatisfaction over the or-
lers-in-coiincil this year as, although
these were still unavoidably late in
being published, they were Issued
earlier than last year, and a much
greater number of not! BS distributed,  so  that   the  publli   was   fairly
well Informed. Ther' wen'. of
course, the usual number who started shooting before the opening of
the season, or who made a mistake
with regard to the electoral district,
and, as usual if caught and prosecuted, pleaded Ignorance. As a
matter of fact, the more trouble
that is taken in informing people
on theso points, the more will be
Ileiieliclnl    Changes  in  Act.
"As it is, there are quite a number who seem to think 'hat I' is the
business of the deputy to go about
with copies of the regulations and
a map of the electoral districts and
explain the seasons and electoral
districts to each individual. The
revision of the Game Act was a
great blessing, and it seems a pity to
amend it, but there are numerous
changes which would be most beneficial. One of the most important
of these should bo to further restrict shooting on the waters near
Victoria  and  Vancouver.
"Another Important change necessary Is to  provide  for the  appointment     of     temporary  deputy  game
wardens by other means than by ar-
der-ln-councll  or  their  being  sworn
in   as  special   constables.     A   clause
Is   also   necessary   further   defining
ithe  powers  ot  Jeputies  in   performance of their duties with   respect to
I trespass,  as well  as some protection
; in   cases   of   assault,   insult  or     obstruction   in   the     performance       of
I their  duties.     "Once  again  the  im-
.he   family   remedy   for   Co_ihe   and  Colds
_���:_.: coats  to   little   and doee   io much I ���
portation of red deer has been stopped through an outbreak of foot
and mouth disease amongst, sheep in
certain parts of Great Britain. The
embargo came into force a short
time before the deer were to be
shipped to this province. British
Columbia was not the only one to
suffer, as New Zealand had actually
had deer sent as far as Liverpool.
This is the second year that tho
attempt to Introduce the Old Country red deer has failed for the same
Want  to  Buy Wapiti,
"Negotiations foi   the purchase of
some  wapiti  in  the states and  also j
tor    a    reasonable    freight rate on
these animals have ber-:; carried on. |
but without success as yet; so far as!
the rates are concerned.    Th-e pres-1
pnt rate asked    is  prohibitive.  Had !
it   not   been  for  this    some       forty j
wapiti    would   probably   have   been j
wintering  by  now   in  the pen   built I
for  the  red   deer  at the  Coquitlam \
Colony Farm and  in the spring the i
majority   would  have  been     turned \
out on Vancouver   Island and about
ten    kept   for   breeding       purnoses. '
j There have been no importations of '
I nmc birds this year, as it has not
been demned necessary "
The receipts of the game warden's 1
.department for 1912 slightly exceed-
i ed those for 1911, this being due to
the large amounts of fines imposed,
the collections for licenses being
surprisingly low. Licenses in all
nroduced n revenue of $5,985, heaver tielts S201.25. fines under the
Game Act $".(574.fin. and half-fines
under the Fisheries Act $71.25, producing a total of (9,038,10. A marked improvement in the enforcement
of the game law Is chronicled, attributed to the additions made to
the staff of permanent deputy, the
useful service of temporary men.
and the help of ihe provincial, municipal and city police. Despite the
activity of the denuty, ninny infringements of the law occurred, this
being partly attributed to the rapid
grow'h of population and the strong
temptation of a plentiful supply of
game. Most of the offences committed were In the neighborhood of
Vancouver, althoueh as usual the
foreign element eave considerable
rouble, chiefly along construction
lines. Pit-lamping deer and wildfowl shooting by moonlight are two,
bad offences in connection with
which it is always difficult to obtain
sufficient evidence to warrant prosecution. Last, year special attention
was paid to this class of offence,
one or two convictions*, being obtained, but it is the game warden's
opinion that until the act is amended to make convictions easier little
substantial   progress   can   be   made.
Illegal  Killing.
"An enormous number of hen
pheasants were killed last season,"
Mr. Bryan Williams observed. "If1
they had only been old birds, murh
good would have been done, but unfortunately it is only the young
blrd_ that get shot, and, at the rate
they were going at one time, It
looked as though there would soon
be nothing but old ones left. Nothing but heavy penalties will have
any effect. As long as nion are let
off easily they will kill hens purposely or through carelessness.
Nearly every man brought up has
the same excuse, the sun was tn his
eyes.    Such excuses are absurd. The
Scene of the killing in Mexico City
showing Huerta, provisional president and "butcherer," and others
who figured In tho tragedy of that
turbulent republic. No Mexican incident in recent years has aroused
the world to indignation as has the
murder of the ex-president and ex-
vice-president of Mexico. Huerta,
surnamed the "Butcher." has made
his first astonishing move in connection with restoration of the old
regime. But Huerta himself may
bs tiie next victim of his own
methods in fickle Mexico.
best of men may kill a hen by accident once in a while under peculiar circumstances, but such is seldom the case. Nineteen out of
twenty are killed deliberately.
"The illegal sale of game has
been reduced to a minimum in the
big cities. A few restaurants and
hotels were prosecuted, but their
offences were of a trivial nature.
There are, however, a few wealthy
people, who should set a good example, who regularly buy game at
any time they can get it. Not only-
do these break the law themselves,
but they encourage others to do it
also. It would have an excellent
result if examples were made of a
few of these. Unfortunately although those who do this sort of
tilting are pretty well known, to
procure the actual evidence to convict is extremely dl.flcult. Sooner
or later it will be obtained; in fact,
one or two persons would have felt
extremely uncomfortable       last
autumn bnd they known how near
they were to having to appear ln
Fanners  to Organize.
MOUNT VERNON, March 6.���A
large and enthusiastic number of
farmers gathered in the Commercial
Club rooms and discussed the advisability of purchasing the business and
plant of the W. W. Robinson Company of Seattle. Practically all present favored the movement and committees were appointea to see about
raising the $50,000 needed to swing
the deal. The ranchers from the
eastern part of the state have raised
$75,000. The object of the purchase
la to place the farmers in position
to handle their hay and grain.
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
evsnlng, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A., vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pastor, Rev. C. R. Blunden.
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 the auspices of the Ladles'
Orescent Island���Sunday school, 2
p.m.; serv'ce, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.30
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sunday school, 2 p.m.;  singing 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.;
low mass the following Monday, 6
a.m. F. Klentz, D.L.. parish priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
after the morning service every Sunday; Sabbath school at lo a.m. every
Sunday; Epworth League every evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. C. Wellesley
Whittaker.  pastor.
Ht.  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.
Hardin Not Candidate.
BELLINGHAM, March 6.���Speaking on the matter this morning Judge
Hardin declared: "I have not been,
am not now and will not be a candidate or applicant for federal district
judge to succeed Judge Howard. I
have Indorsed Judge Neterer for that
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Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leaBed for a term
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rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2f,60 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant ln person to
tho 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 sub-divisions of sections, and
ln unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant  himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be
refunded if the rights applied for
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
at least once a year.
The lease will Include the coal
mining rights only, but the lessee
may he permitted to purchase whatever available surface rlghtB may be
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $1
an acre.
For full Information    application
should be made to the Secretin-.
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
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