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The Delta Times Aug 9, 1913

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 V jieffl
Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
gockeye Rush Up Fraser Is So De-
scribed���15 Cents a Fish With
Fixed Limit.
scows I'.-oimbi Fish From American
Traps  lor Lndner  Canneries
During'  Strike.
After   "hat  is  reported   to    have
;,., .. ilie greatest run of sockeye in
the   Fraser   in    sixteen   years,    the
les of silver fish began to dim-
ii   volume  on Thursday  after-
it ihe mouth of the river, aud
���  waa predicted that the run would
.1 ��� ���;, off temporarily, returning in full
in  about  a  week.
h  scenes as have been enacted
n    South   Arm   this   week   have
i  paralleled in several years.
run of King Sockeye found
an aeries unable to cope with It,
;  Msh in  wholesale numbers  were
,, | io the Fraser Valley Oilery
0n Duck Island lo be made inio notb.
more valuable  than oil an'd fertilizer.     The  waste   was    prodlgons.
With floors piled high with the fish,
the   canneries   with   every   available
���:. ;    al  work, worked from early In
[li    morning until  late at  night to
ie of the golden harvest.
All   but   a   few   of   the   canneries
;   it   necessary   the  first   of   the
week to impose a limit, and receiving
15 cents a fish, the fishermen were
ed to    150,    200,    or    250    a
:-,-.   is the case happened to be.     At
tii.   Dawson-Buttimer  and  Wadham
erles, there  was no limit  to  the
it hi -.  because  these concerns had
only  a  few  boats  out  and   princeiy
were made by the boat work-
F.shcrmpn   working   for  the  asso-
ciated canneries worked only a small
.: of the day.    An hour or two,
in  many instances, sufficed  to catch
all -lie fish that could be sold.
VVadham'S    cannery,    being    that I
-a ���-���  easily acessible to I.adner. had j
many  interested   visitors  this  week.'
Every   unemployed   person   In   town
round  work  there  this  week.    Several boys are at work, and are giving
the  best   of  satisfaction,   il   is  said.
Hunt Club Will Hold Runs
Over Courses Here ��� Costly
Club-House Will Be Built
With Jlieir headquarters at the
Agricultural Grounds, where in all
probability they will at an early date
erect a costly club house, a group
of  Vancouver  men,  all   with  wealth
The fishermen's strike, which was
the sensation of Sunday and Monday,
did not very seriously affect the i and leisure to indulge in their favor-
local canneries, although the boat- '<lte hobb>'- are contemplating t'orni-
,���,,���  p,-u-_,���j ,1,    ,     ,    _ ._    -,. lug  ;i   hunt   club   to   hold   runs   and
men ,ullo��ed the lead of the Steves-|luuil iu )he D_Ua     M��� E   F   Doug.
ton fishermen and struck for twenty- las Is representing the men locally,
five cents a flsh, which had been cut ami has already made a portion of
by the canners to fifteen cents Ithe   arrangements   necessary   before
Scowldads or fish brought from the : th'i l'���-losi��io-- ������� '��* ��?* <*4<J �����* I
s Besides the construction ol a tine I
American    traps    kept    the    various club house, the hunt club proposes to |
canneries on  the  Delta side  of  the'finance   lhe   erection   of   stables   in
river running, as the Chinese inside wl-il-'1   "5   t0   10��   or  Perhaps more |
workers did not strike valuable horses will be kept all  the
���  ' the   supplies   '.or i
Not having secured their demands,
practically all of tbe local fishermen
went back to work Monday evening.
There was no agitation in I.adner,
and practically no excitement attached to the fishermen's strike.
yeai   round.    All
the establishment  will  be  purchased
in  Delta.
Weekly hunts will be held during
the fall by tbe club on Saturdays.
The promoters' wish is clearly understood that property of farmers will
iu no way be damaged and that no
inconvenience will be caused. The
horses will not run through fields
in   which   there  is   stock   to   be   dis
turbed. Any damage which may be
accidentally done, the club will pay
for   or   remedy.
As indiscriminate runs over the
farm lands are obviously out of the
question, the club will lay out courses,
securing permission from the farmers over whose land tbey wish to
run. Employees of the club will
construct at various points in the
fences arrangements whereby the
upper portion may be removed on
Saturday morning and replaced in
the evening.
Two courses, one within tbe other,
have already been laid out, and the
consent of most of the fanners Interested has been obtained by .Mr.
Douglas. The outer of these courses
will be approximately eight miles in
The hunt club will probably lease
a portion of the Agricultural Ground.
Curious  Ceremonies or  Celestials-
Holes for the Devil to Pass
Good  Hay,  But  Second  Quality
May Go Begging,  Says  Hay
Leon Sing, a Chinaman, died very
suddenly   last   Saturday   evening   at:
the Wadham cannery,  The deceased, |
who bad reached the age of 67, was
burled by tbe undertaker, Mr, Henry ;"���*; L* )!l::: ' ' ��� ":  v- K   !''l::'" '; " ' '--
Jordon, the Chinamen being too busy     l>
in tbe canneries to hold their Chinese
ceremonies at tbe  funeral.
The only part of their ceremony
thai they used was that of speadlng
Innumerable small pieces of paper
on the road over which tbe funeral
passed, This paper contained small
holes in tbe centre, through which
the devil must puss before be could
reach  the  body  of the  deaJ Cklna-
on which to build its club house and  man.
stables. I     At a later date when tbe Chinamen
Great good is expected to accrue are not so busy at the canneries they
to the Delta from the establishment will go to the grave and hold the
of headquarters here by this club remainder of their ceremonies.
I.adner will benefit directly, and itj The Chinese as a race are very
is not too much to assume that: superstitious. It will be remember-
through the purchase of summer ed that a number of years ago the
homes the municipality at large will' bones of a number of dead Chinamen
derive advantage.
Launch, Trafficking With   American
Fish, Seized at Steveston���Cargo     j
Of IIOO  Pish.
For  trafficking  in  American   fish!
at   White  Rock the  gasoline  launch.
H.O.G.,  registered at  New  Westmin-:
iter,    was   seized  at  Steveston   last
Tuesday morning by Ihe customs officer, J.  E.  Murchis,  with  its  cargo
of 600  fish.
Owned  by Frank  Hat!,  the vessel
is said to have brought salmon from I served  at  the   instance     of    thrc��
tho American s:de, where the salmon 'shareholders  against  the  Dum<niOP
Stockholders of Dominion Match Co-
Serve Writs on Certain Promote
ers of the Company.
That the stock selling methods of
the promoters of the Dominion Match
Company, Limited, are to form th��
subject of judicial enquiry was raado
evident  yesterday  when  writs  wer<"
run is at its height, for the past
week, and refused to pay duty.
When the vessel was seized a large
part of its cargo had been discharged.
[The salmon already can:ie-' are held.
jTne customs wl.l .'.-ire the payment
lo' Ihem pendli/ the derision of tb.e
i    11 f   vessel   wus  marked   "II.O.G."
Match   Company,     Limited,   Itnder-;
writers  Dominion  Match  Company-
Limited,  and seven namtd Individ-!
The plaintiffs claim in each case
1, A declaration that bo was in-
diu el to take shares in the Dil. i_ioi>
Match   Company,   L'mit-d,   by    tht*-
Hut    Is Recovering    From
Which at One Time Caused
Grave Anxiety.
. LONDON, Aug. 7.���The Duchess
of Connaught, wife of the Governor-
General of Canada, was seized with a
sudden illness at Cowes last Thursday,  which  caused  much  anxiety.
The Duchess was much better today, and it is expected she will recover from her indisposition in a few-
bad been dug up and placed in cans
ready to ship to China.    While the
cans    were    being    loaded    on    the
steamer  one  of  the  boxes   in  which
j they were placed    broke    open   and
Attack  one of the cans fell out.    A Christian
Chinaman  who was standing in the
crowd  remarked that he  was like  a
I bad   can   of   t'isb,   (no   good*.    This
Predicting that prices for first
quality hay will be good this winter,
but that second quality will probably
prove an unsatisfactory product, Mr.
Burnett, of A. E. Burnett &
and grain dealers, of Front
street, Vancouver, stated to a Delta
Times representative that, a trip of
inspection through the. Delta district
had convinced him that locally tha
buy nnd grain crops were never better.
Mr. Burnett came to the Delta intending to buy some hay. bul it
turned out that he purchase,.: not a
"Why was that?" the newspaper
man queried.
"The farmers are expecting too
much," was the reply. "Some one
has bought some hay from them at
$14 and $15 a ton, and tbey refuse
to part with their good quality hay
for less than that. I don't think
they will be able 'to get fifteen dollars a ton. or even fourteen dollars
a ton. In fact, I am sure tbey will
Mr. Burnett was just as emphatic
on another point���that second quality hay may become a drug on the
market. "One Delta farmer," lie
said, "offered me 250 tons of second
quality hay at  $11  a ton,  but I  ra-
angered the other Chinamen aud thellllse(1 t0 takp u-" According to this
Christian was chased all over China- j1,a"' tlealel'- llorse owuots In British
town. The broken can was "soldered Columbia are decidedly fastidious,
up and all were happy again. nnd have a strongly entrenched pre-
Another amusing incident to show"-udioa a?al"st *W ��f ���"-"���"'���'I finality.
known in Steven'on
The llritish Columbian reports of
the Sockeye run for Wednesday and
Thursday are:
Fish are being turned away by
ib.- canners today. The river is full
m Bockeyee and the season has again
proved the theory of the big year.
Fishermen are offering fresh sock-
iy,_ for sale all along the waterfront aud are getting anywhere from 	
nothing to 26 cents a fish. Prudent'
housekeepers are  buying them and .pack-Jig   Company
many a barrel of salmonbellies will
be laid down In  New    Westminster
during  lhe next few days.
The run is not yet at its height.
The crest is expected to coincide with
the full moon occurring at the week
end after next during the close
; i when mo Fraser will be packed thick with salmon
Is   a_40-fOOt   launch   and   well   fraudulent misrepresentations of lh��
! defendants.
2. Recision of the contrut to take
such shares and rectification of tha
| register of members of the Doraln-
i ion Match Company, Limited, by th*
removal of his name.
3. Damages for'th*! lo.ts oirfloMOB-
| ed to him hy such fraudulent misrepresentations.
4. Or in the alternative as aga.nst
the defendants, damage, for thi>
loss occasioned to the plaintiffs bv
such fraudulent misrepresentation*
and indemnity against all liabili'-.y in
respect of such shares.
5. Or in tbe alt?rnat'vs to have
the contract by virtue of wh'i*. be
becomes mtit'ed to shares in    the
! c-ipital of the Dominion  Match Co.,
L-init d  spt as'de on th" ground tha*
the superstition of the race happened
when  the  Deas  Island  cannery  was
. being built.    One  of the crew died
On Tuesday her Royal Highness���17 suddfnl>* Thf following day
was very ill, but there was a decided tle rest of the employees tied from
change for the betetr in  ber condi- '"le  c*�����  '"   t,e,'ror*    The->'  declared
tion   yesterday   morning.     Sir     Ar-' ��at U��ir dead companion bad com,- imported   inf.   'h
buthnot Lane, the famous physician,  L,ack to hfe and co(jked then* break- ,ee,11 _"��.'"���_"? .��?".��
was summoned to Cowes in the early
hours  of  Tuesday.
Her Royal Highness will be confined to her bed for the next few-
days at least, but it Is hoped she will
be able to proceed to Sweden next
Most of them want good hay, and
good hay alone, and will have It even
though exorbitant prices are asked.
It is recognized that the market
Cor any kind of hors,/., draught or
driving, is at a low ebb. Mr. Burnett
states that   this season   almost  none
fast.    Before the foreman could get Iince-   all(1   almost   half   of   those   at
them  to  come  back  to  work  it  was
Will    Begin
Operate on  Arrival of
By   this   time  next   week  the   Du-
chesney     Packing   Company   will   be
operating In full force, and Ladner he .vag -nduCfd to ������_,,-. into
|will see another manufacturing plan! :,.on*,.-P*- *,y misrepresentation
Delta Telephone Co. Holds Record���
First Rural System tn Adopt
in British Columbia.
Mr. James Welsh, of Ladner, ls
mentioned in a news stury in a Vancouver paper this week as being foreman under Mr. H. B. Kent, manager
of the Xew Westminster & Burrard
Inlet Telephone Co., when-in 1893
that company achieved a record as
being the first in Canada fd adopt
the   metallic   system   and   the   first
Prices    to  fishermen   rule at  IB |added  to its rapidly grolwng list or  nott-diaolosure r*f niatoi-snl facts, an-1
to have the ng'sdr if members o-
-    a fish, though if the canners|industries.   The balance of the ma-
cared to do so they could easily break chlnery   is  due   to   arrive   in   town tnP  Dominion  Match  Co.,  Limited,
the price.   Fish   are so plentiful now '-���  Saturday, and  on arrival it   will   rect'fied  by sMk'ng ont'his nattf^ I
.   many fishermen would part with  be immediately put  In  place and  the   as ���*,,, holder nf such Shares,
their easily got catch nt 10c. oreven jplant  placed  in  operation. |   ' fi   0r ,-n ,j-- alternative, damages'
rive  cents   rather  than   throw   them.     The  machinery  that  is already  at \fQT 'deceit
away and still make good wages.      11he factory was tested on Thursday      y^o action is levell d against oer-
Vesterday fish   were bought    by and   found  to  be  in   good  working *a*n gentlemen Interested in the pto-
some of the down river canneries for I order.    Tbe peeling machine, which   nioifon ind not against the present.
five cents each, but these were trap u one of the best  on  the coast,  Is   management and until those against!
li brought In on scows.    It is very |able to peel one bushel in 36 seconds.   w;lom t*1(,  wr|t  ������$ directed  have  an
Mr. Turner, Ihe superintendent of oprorUinltv -f stating the:*,- defence
the factory, states that he will be the disclosure of their names won.**
able  to  use at least   12  girls  In  the|be un*a;r nluj  prejudicial. I
',:���: i roi '-.i an 1 about - men wh n
in   full   force.    He   states   empbatl-
tem to the new method.    Mr. Welsh
superintended     the  additional
struction     required     to    make    the
It Is interesting to note in this
connection tbat Mr, Welsh, who is
now wire chief of the Delta Telephone Company, has also to his credit
the record of putting the Delta lines throughout ,: ,,,.,   ,
under the metallic system, The
local telephone company was the first
rural system in British Columbia to
adopt tlie metallic method.
ipresent here are not at work. Many
n,.,v_sarv for him t��� pur, h,,-,. a :tuio�� t'lem are out at Pasture. This
new set of cooking utensils. means that there will be a decreased
.demand for hay this fall and winter.
When the pinch comes, Mr. Burnett
believes, it will be to the disadvantage of the farmer with inferior hay
on his hands. Good hay, he thinks,
will find easy sale at fair quotations.
Poor quality hay may become a drug
on the market.
"On Lulu Island," stafed the hay
dealer, "farmers are offering my
concern first quality timothy, placed
in the cars baled, at $13 a ton. This
is considerably better from our stand,
point than the prices sought by Delta
farmers. The freight from Ladner
to Vancouver foots $1.50 a ton,
whereas it is but $1.00 a ton from
Lulu Island."
A  Splendid  Crop.
"A  splendid  crop,"  was  Mr,   Burnett's  description   of   tbe  hay   yield,
Fields Are .Vow* Ready to Be Cut���
Will Exceed One Hundred
Bushels  to  Acre.
Xo district In Canada grows such
oats as does tbe  fertile  Delta.    The
system   ana   me   iirst: Ontario  farmer  is  led  to   look  upon
:n the world to change its entire sys-|a vk,ld of i5 bll;jh(,ls us record-breaking;   the prairie  farmer  will achieve-j He  had never  seen  better  bay   niy-
"!1" an average but little in excess of this;  where.    All of it had been harvested
but    in    Delta,   ninety   bushels,   one in  good condition.    There  was  --cod
hundred   bushels,   one   hundred   and  hay in abundance.    Also    then-    was
twenty-five    bushels,   occasion    only j inferior   hay,    hay    in    which    wild
s  a  pity that jgrasses   and   wire   grass
passing comment.
the capabilities of this municipality ]seen in too great a quantity
are     not     more     generally     known'of  the  hay,   though  an   Infinite
'amount, comparatively speaking
Like the hay crop, the fields    of spongy,
oats had dangerous weather to con-1     Mr,   Burnett   stated   thai   hi
was   to   be
ha 1
unlikely thnt any more sockeyes will
be boughl from the traps: there are
too many in the river. Incidentally
the strike did some good in allowing a large number of sockeyes to
gei awaj up to the spawning grounds cally that he will employ only white
whli h should help matters four years  men.
tn  now. The bulk of their trade is in  the
lend   with   throughout   the   spring, iseen  goo.I  'farming  methods
There  was super-abundance  of rain, j where    in    evidence.       Occasionally
and   conspicuously  lacking   was  that'meadows were to be seen  which had
Reports of catches are no longer of
Interest.       Any  fisherman  can   get.
from   300   to   1000   flsh   in   a   night
things are now,  but  there  is no
Use  In   his   doing  so.   as  he  cannot
���   nf them.     Several canneries
down   river   thut   bought   from   the
tl ,;,'  are reported to have overload-
bemselves  nnd   being  under  an
' on   to  lake   fish   from   their
11 fishermen bave been obliged to
"limp  tlinusnnds  of sockeyes  in   the
These   flHh   hnve  tn  be   taken I
to the Sandheads before being
rown overboard.
-   white  tishermen are stilt
���  lo  flsh  at  nM fur IS cents;
>' r-rs are leading s fairly easy
"'�� dr Mining half -i  tr-t  and  getting j
'heir canneries will take In one
north, but many useful novelties will
be manufactured for the local and
British  Columbia market.
Plenty of supplies, a large number
In   attendance,   and     brisk     trading
were tbe features of the New Westminster   market   yesterday   morning,
-Many   supplies  appeared   for     the
i first time and sold rapidly, the pea-1;
plum   was   probably   the   best  seller,
The'going  very   rapidly  at   10   cents   per
fire  box or three for 25 cents.    Blackber-
ESTBVAN, Sask.,    Aug.   7
Estevan   fair   was   marred   by
breaking ont  In  tbe  grounds yester-   ries  proved  lo  be a  good  seller and
dav   destroying s  valuable  Belgian brought 25c for two boxes.   A good
Statistical Report for the Royal City
���Custom Returns show mi
The statistical report for the city
of New Westminster for the month
of July shows a comforting advance
over that of the same month in 1912,
especially the City Treasurer's reports, which gave a total of $52,-
405,68, Other returns, among which
numerous births and an almost complete absence of fires, were very encouraging.
Chief  Watson, of the  fire  depart-
warmth which is so conducive to
healthy growth of tbe grain. The
latter part of June the outlook w.i=
Indeed gloomy. The crop, it was
universally predicted, would fall below the average.
Next week when cutting begins,
however, some beautiful fields will
fall before the machine. The crop
is in splendid condition at the present time. Very little grain has
fallen.    It is predicted that one huu-
been left too long In grass. '! base
produced only inferior hay in small
quantities, and should be plowed up,
Trophy Still Adorns Window Front of
Ladner True! & Investment
Still unsettled Is the dispute between Westham Island and i.adner
over   the   last    game   of   the   season.
stallion valued al $.'1000. two IVn-h-
enin mares and a registered Clyde
mare. As the barns are outside tbe
fire limits, lhe brigade was unable
in gel sufficient water to subdue the
flames, and nun''- than half ol the
barns were destroyed In a few minutes,
.   One Hire for Ibe high cost of liv-
I n discovered anil that  I"
sockeye run on Ihe Fraser riv-
ThousandS  of sockeyes  are" be
old   today   in   Vancouver at   20|<*ot!
���' flsh.    P. Burns & Co.'s Hast-
Street   sctoro   in   that   city  dls-
:      Of   1300   yesterday   at   tha'
d the manager expects to do
'' better today.    P. Burns' stor**-
City  is also selling lodnv St
nts p.-r sockeye.
,, ��n :"" waterfront fishermen are
from their bonis at prlce��
from ��wo for a quarter t<-
f��r a quarter, getting rid tt
rPlus ovi r the cannery limit
rts   from   up   and   down   the
all stnte that sockeyes are too
'"'is   for   ibe   capacity   of   ���l"'"
����� and 'be limit ts still on
"b conr-i-al Mi-natter Barker, o"
''  ''ackers' Association, stated
morning that the run was fall-
to some extent temporarily
" Of tho opinion Hint it would
sock   P ag""'n '" il ���''"' ���':'ys ���""��� ,hP
would eonv* In even greater
t)er��     Peports from Bellingham.
both private and public, indicate the
run  has  fallen  off there.
Several nets were cut by tbe Prln-
CSSS Royal as sbo cams UP lhe rlve**-
la.-.t night, and she cut three golni-
dowu in the morning. She whistle*
stantly on her way ap but fount"
. number of nets across ber bows
which the propeller cut cleanly.
The Fraser Itiver Cann-rs' Association's dally leni-rt states that ">
risherman named U LeCuyer, license
\o. 2244, attached to ihe Albion
cannery, lias been m'sslng since .Tulv
31, when he went ou! on the gulf Ir
supply of siring beau.* sold tor mui
lents per pound. Th. price of new
potatoes was reduced to $1.26 per
sack, and ai this brlce were In great
di maud.
in the flower stalls gladlolo and
asters  appeared   for  the  firs*  time
and sold for 10 and 25 cents per
bunch, Sweet peas had then usual
large sale and brought last Week's
There was an increased attend
ance   Owing   to   tbe   fftCl      thai      the
farmers have there hay crop all harvested and they were able to come to
iii, market.
The i fade was brisk an,I all of tin
sellers were satisfied with the day's
dred   bushels  to   the  ncre   will   quite.
generally  be  exceeded   b>   the  ranch- I announcedly   won   hy   tin-   Island,il.-,
ers. |but   strongly   protested   by   I.adner.
The    wheat    crop    also   is   in   fine  Secretary    Ray    Hun-berson,    of   the
shape.    One man staled to The Delta j Heavers, wrote to Mr. Hugh  McDon-
��� ment,   is   cautiously   congratulating T)mel ,|,iH Wl.t,u lllal llot witliin his'aid. secretary of the league, with a
Capt. Brewster announces thai  th"
,,-paonf schedule will be followed bv
,.   . the New  Helta  until August  20,  when
green painted boat with dark red ,,,,, |.llr nin u.m *-a-.e   [_aaner   a-
the city on the fact that there was remembrance   bad
only one fire during the month, with
a damage of less than $200.
Tbe total number of births for tbe
month was 60, the number of deaths
26 and the marriages i 1.
The customs receipts also show an
Increase over the corresponding
month  of last  year.
Tbe total number of arrests for
tlie month was very small and
showed that giiod work was done
OS  lhe  part of the police.
seen   better
wheat  in  iiritish Columbia.
The farmers are hoping that there
will be so heavy rainfall In tlie next
few days, for if Jupiter Pluvlus
should prove too unkindly, considerable damage would be done to Lhe
protest, inn no action has yei been
taken. The exigencies of 'in harvest season haw kepi the I icrosse
enthusiast! busy, and the settlement
of the mooted point has been deferred.
Sbould   Ladner's   protest    bt
lowed, the two teams would be tied,
and a  play-off would be nei es ���."'������
Mr. James W.
dent of Ladner,
Smith, an
died af  his
old rest-
home In
lines. Tbe report also slates tha*
the Star cannery has lest a three-
quarter Ramie net, 60 mesh, five ply.
with wooden buoy and lantern, near
Lightship W. P. 207(1.
This week's big run of sockeyes is
over and on Friday Hie fishermen
wen- getting less than a dozen fi-*b to
the drift. Tin- limit was then being
taken off the boats by the canners
and news from lhe south as to ap-
oroaching schools of fish Is anxioua-
lv awqlted. The run dropped off
Friday night as if it had been cut.
6.30 instead of 8,30, both on week
days and Sunday. The regular
winter schedule, two trips a day at
8.30 a.m. and 8.80 p.m., will go into
effect September 16.
Ml.i.in |\ COLLISION.
CALGARY, Aug. ".-Thomas Cul-
leii, a young farmer of Shepard, riding on a bicycle, smashed into an
automobile on Kighth avenue yesterday afternoon and received Injuries
i from which he died last evening
WASHINGTON, A*ug. 8.���President Wilson Is considering diplomatic appointments today. Brand
Whitlock of Toledo will either be
named minister of Belgium or given
a post of equal rank. .lohn Lamb
of Terre Ifaute. is the leading candidate for the ambassadorship to
Mexico it Is generally understood
that if .lohn Lind succeeds In bis
mission to Mexico city, be will get.
im Important diplomatic place.
In the squall that struck the fish-
East Burnaby, last Sunday evening I ing grounds on Sunday night, July
after a brief illness. The deceased, 27, a Japanese fisherman was drown-
who has reached the age of .7 years, ed and now it seems porbable that
had lived In i.adner for six years, another of the same nationality went
moving to Easl Burnaby about a year with thi blow, as tbe Acme cannery
,-. He Is survived by three sons, reports s boat missing since the
W. ll. of Seattle. C. S. of Chilliwack, nighi of the squall. The boat was
ami Dr. F. P. Smith, of N'."w West- marked K, II. No. 1666
minster, and a sister, Mrs, w. w,,���>-i	
������ ird,   of   Vancouver,    Th"   f n -������
which was private; was held on Tues-
The  death  of   Helena,   the   flfl I
y* ar-old daughter of  Mr. Ja ion   VI-
lnrd. of Fort   Langley, occurri I on
Thursday,   _ugust   l.  at   the   family
Two   cases   were   tried   in   policeIresidence,   The funeral was held the
court on Wednesday.     Tin- first case i following  Saturday,   with    Interment
6.   was  tl-at  of a   lawyer  wbo bad ex-1 taking place in the family plot, l.ang-
limit    with   his I ley cemetery,
WILLBM8TAD, Curacao, Aug
���It was reported bere today that, ceeded the spi ��� I
Oeneral Leon Jurado, governor of motor. The case was dismissed with-
the Venezuelan state of Falcon, who out costs. The second aae was a
was believed to bine been taken pri- motor cyclist, arrested for going tool
soner by Castro's adherents when fast. Ho was fined $6.00 and cost- ] WTNNIPBQ, Aug. 7.���Slxteen-
tbey captured the town of Coro. is The next meeting of the police courtImonths-old Dennis smith died yes-
marching from the state of Lara to will be held OH Saturday, when Mr terday from the effects of poisoning,
attack  the  r.-bels.                                    I J. Jordan's rase  will a-'iiin  be tried,   caused by eating tly pads.
t H
Is Declaration of English Suffragette
���Turkish  Women Are Well
Off in Their Harems.
LONDON, Aug. 7. ��� That polygamy is really a commendable institution for Turkey, and that It might
be adopted with profit in England is
the rather startling declaration of
Miss Grace Ellison, well known English writer, who has just returned
from a protracted visit in and about
"lt is far better," she said in an
interview today, "to have four women supported and protected than
to have one well cared for and three
sent out to struggle and starve under present conditions. I believe in
one of two courses���either put us
in harems or -give us freedom and
equality  with   men.
"England condemns polygamy
without stopping to consider its advantages to womanhood, while on
the other hand she turns women
In the world and closes to them all
the professions and trades she can.
In other words, the Englishman
won't support more than one female
and he won't help the others to support themselves.
"Only today 1 mot a woman of 55,
the old maid daughter of a country
parson, plain, a semi-invalid and unfitted for work. She hadn't a single
soul In the world who wns disposed
to support or even materially aid
"Such a thing could not happen in
the Turkey we think so benighted.
A man supports not only his wife or
wives but all the female relatives as
well, if necessary.
"I visited a number of harems
while I was In Turkey, and 1 see no
reason to pity the women there.
They aro intelligent and well educated: moreover, they nre very fond
of each other and very loyal. No
woman In Turkey is driven on the
streets for lack of food or shelter.
If she leads an irregular life It is
because ii pleases her to do so. Society does not have her on its conscience.
"The Turk is kind and chivalrous
to women. M^eover, he is consistent. He looks Mrpon her as the weaker se.-i, SO he makes himself responsible for her welfare. He treats
women as children hut he takes all
responsibility from them and cares
for them to the best of his ability.
"The Englishman alsQ maintains
that woman is Inferior to man but
he does not offer general protection
to her weakness."
Last Friday morning R. W. Ridings, who was appointed as police
judge by the city council to succeed
W. J. Gillespie, qualified for the
position. One of the first acts of
Judge Riding's was to call before
him on Saturday morning the three
police officers and give them instructions, which were plain and to the
point. The new officer gave them
to understand that they were to
take no orders from any source other
than the court.
Mr. P. C. Kaylor of this city has
been appointed to the 01 lice of manager of the Whatcom County Fruit
and Produce Association to take the
place of Arthur Ridge, resigned. Mr.
Kaylor hns made a study of the
fruit business and will make a capable  officer.
The Norwood Shingle Mill resumed
operations Inst Saturday with a good
supply of limber on hand. The management intends keeping the mill In
operation for an indefinite period.
Rev. Joseph Wiess has heen appointed as pastor of the local Co'n-
gregational church to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation o.
Rev,   Mr.  Avery.
The contract for the construction
of a new school house for the Haynie
school district was awarded to W. C.
Goble & Sons, of Rellingham, last
Saturday. The building will be
equipped with modern heating aud
lighting facilities, together with a
special system of ventilation, and
will be among the most modern in
the county.
Arc   Believed   to   Hare   Perished���
Laborers Search the Idling
for Their Bodies.
REVELSTOKE, B. C, Aug. 6.���
Fire completely destroyed the City
hotel yesterday morning. The property was owned by -Mr. Clayton
Tapping and is a total loss, estimated
at $30,000. The insurance ou the
building was $15,000. The cause of
the  fire  is  unknown.
Three laborers boarding at the
hotel are missing and are believed to
have perished in the flames. A gang
of laborers are searching the ruins
for the bodies.
It was a workmen's hotel and the
present owners purchased the property from Clayley Bros., old-timers
here, just a month ago.
Good work on the part of the fire
department saved many dwellings as
well as the post office just across
the street from the hotel.
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporated 1809.
Capital Authorized       *25,000,ooo
Capital Paid Up   *H.500,000
Rest       ��ia,500,000
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five  Million
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make every <-��.
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his financl*
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and UpwariU
Interest palvl or credited at the highest carrent rates, on May 31st _n��
November SOta eaeh year.
11. F. BISHOP. Manages
CLOVERDADE,   B.C.,   Aug.   4.���
Messrs.   Shannon   Bros,   have   made
arrangements  for  the  erection  of  a 1
dairy  stable,  planned  on  the   most I
modern   lines,   at   their   ranch  here. |
The   building  will   be   a  one-storey j
structure,  127 by  36   feet,  and  will I
provide accommodation for 52 cows, j
The   foundation   and   floors   will   be 1
of  concrete,  the  equipment  will  be
of   the   most   improved    pattern,    a |
waterworks system will be a feature
lending cleanliness to the operation
of the dairy.    The Sharpies milking
machine    apparatus,    an    invention
wnich has given the utmost satisfaction  to Messrs.  Shannon  Bros.,  will
be   installed.       When   the  building
has been completed this firm of enterprising   cattle   men   will   have   a
dairy    whjch    will   not   take  second
place   with  any  privately owned  establishment in  the province, equalling the famous Price dairy farm at
Erindale, near Toronto, Ontario.
RADISSON, Sask., Aug. 5.���Miss
Mary Meade of Winnipeg and her
brother, a farmer of this district,
were almost instnntly killed yesterday when the team they were driving took fright, throwing them
heavily to the ground. Miss Meade
was on the eve of her wedding to R.
R. Salisbury, also of Winnipeg, who
is at present somewhere In Saskatchewan.
LONDON, Aug. 5.���-Mrs.
Emmeline Pankhurst, the
unconquered militant suffragette leader, attended the
weekly suffrage meeting in
Kingsway Hall here today.
She was not molested by the
police. The militant speakers bitterly denounced the
government and urged the
suffragettes to start a demonstration at Albert Hall tomorrow, where the International Congress of Medicine
meets, as a protest to the
methods employed by the
doctors at Holloway prison.
EBURNE, Point Grey Aug. 4.���
Mr, A. D; Grant, who was recently
awarded the contract by the school
trustees for building the manual
training school in Eburne, has commenced the work. The foundations
of the building have been completed
nnd the framework is now going up.
Ronald Bacchus has secured" "a"
position in a mill at Big Lake, Washington, and has left Eburne.
Mr. S. J. Duraaresq, of Denman's
Island, is a guest at the Grand Central hotel.
J. Ross, of Townsend road, has
left for Fort George, where he will
spend a two weeks' vacation.
Point Grey council meetings will
he held in the future twice monthly
instead of weekly, as formerly. Business is quiet, and the fathers have
found thai by meeting once every*
two weeks they can dispose of all
matters handily.
Word has been received to the
effect that Building Inspector Neve,
whose strange disappearance two
weeks ago alarmed Point Grey and
led to a frantic search with bloodhounds in the Eburne district, has
returned to the Coast from Calgary,
where he recovered his memory. He
is now in Victoria with bis family.
The inspector states that he knows
absolutely nothing of his movements
from the time he left an Oak street
car near Eburne until ne came to
himself in the Alberta city.
Carry in stock a full line ef
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
LONDON, Aug. 6.���Parading suffragettes were barred today at the
entrance to Albert Hall, where a
medical convention was being held.
Many of them bore sandwich boards
with placards, "What do the doctors
think of woman torture?"
BAR HARBOR, Me., Aug. 5.-���
With scores of members of the socie
ty colony in attendance, play for the
Maine state tennis championships began today on the courts of the Ba:
Harbor Swimming Club.
WENATCHEE, July 30.���Three
babies, all fed with cow milk from
ithe same cow, have died in the last
'few days. The symptoms were much
like those of dysentery and treatment
for that disease was given, but without beneficial effect.
I Then arsenate of lead was discovered in the milk, and the cow herself
' It is now believed that the anima!
^obtained the poison by grazing on
:grass in orchards sprayed with ihe
arsenic solution. All orchards of the
ivalley were sprayed with this solution about ten days ago to kill the
codding moth.
j The three-year-old son of Raymond
S. Duncan was the first to succumb
jlast Tuesday. On Saturday the three-
!year-old daughters of A. J. Temple-
jton and Rufus Woods were taken
The Templeton fourteen-month old
daughter and the Woods year-old boy
are seriously ill, but hopes of their
recovery are'entertained since treatment has been changed from medicine for dysentery to antidotes for
poisoning. The symptoms of the
babies have been almost the same.
Municipal Power Project.
-BELLINGHAM, Aug. 1.���A favorable report from the committee detailed to investigate the feasibility
of establishing a municipally owned
power plant on the North Fork of
the Nooksack. and recommendation;*
for further investigation of the project, was the principal feature enlivening the regular meeting of the city
council hist night. The entire mutter now rests with the committee of
the whole for further deliberation,
and the power plant will be at resi.
pending the final report. A great
deal of local improvement work was
up for hearing and discussion, and a
quantity of routine work accomplished,
Starr Rook to Remain.
BELLINGHAM, Aug. 1.���With a
report received this' morning from
the United States army engineering
corps, the trustees of the Chamber ol
Commerce see their project of blasting Starr rock go a-glimmering. Expert army engineers have surveyed
and estimated the obstruction, and
say that it can't be blasted for less
than $100,000, and- then the top
would only be taken off to a .depth
of twenty five feet below mean lowest low water. In theit recent action
asking the government to remove the
rock the trustees were acting upon
an estimate which said that the work
could be done for approximately
Apple Campaign.
SEATTLE, Aug. 2.���To make the
apple the most popular food product
on the market, the Northwestern
Fruit Exchange of Portland has
adopted resolutions calling upon its
affiliated organizations, representing
over 1,000,000 boxes of fruit, to enter an advertising campaign this
season. Owing to the high prices
that have ruled for apples a few-
years ago this product became practically a luxury antl the "average"
consumer has scarcely known what
the fruit tastes like.
Following   British  Columbia.
OLYMPIA. Aug. 6.���Whether the
waters of Puget Sound are suitable
for the production of lobsters will
be learned by the federal government within n short time. Steps are
now being taken for the planting of
a large quantity in the deep waters
of the San Juan Islands by the United States department of fisheries.
State Fish Commissioner L. H. Darwin says this is the fir't attempt to
propagate lobsters !n Pm.et Sound.
W.-inf   fines Igtntlon.
SEATTLE, Aug. I'. A resolution
demanding a congressional iuv*.y*:-
gati-in of thp destruction of I. W. W, |
and Social!*! property by n mob of
soldier':, sai'ors end civilians on the
night of July is. wns unanimously
adopted at a meeting held In Dreamland pavilion yesterday afternoon.
under the auspicps of the outlaw
whin of the Socialist party, a few-
more than 200 people were present
at the meeting.
Expensive  Nap.
SEATTLE, Aug. 6- Jack Gregory,
a logger, went to sleep Saturday
night  in   bis  room   at   lhe  Olympian
wif^jf-ln'lZT- am! yt.-;ler^ay'I during that period has recently bee,
with $130 reposing under hia pillow.  lggueds    The volume is beautifully 11-
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J J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
I   Ladner, B. C. Phono 2
| Sample Room. Prompt Service
I   Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable
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Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds oi
Shingles, Lath. Suh, Doors Turcdnga and Houm n��lihln��i
Phone   R14 Kburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow
Uhe 7)etta U>
U. S. A.   .    .   $1.50
tn   jfdvancm
Is Indicated   by Interesting   Report
Published by Provincial Department of Mine-.
The annual report of the Minister
of .Mines for the year 1!��12, narrating
ithe mining operations in the Province
lie awoke early next morning just in '
time to fee a man departing via the
door, lie looked under tho pillow.
The money was gone. The police are
looking for Uie visitor.
Dangerous Water Supply.
BELLINGHAM,   Aug.   7.  ���  Mrs
Caroline  Bartlett  crane,  of Kale*-
,mnz*io. Mich., known ns the "Apostle
'of  Civic   Cleanliness,"   In   a   lecture
h"**P  lat   n'e-'-f  'ef   fie  c'ty  on   it"
j ears   ever   her   sevi r--   criticisms   or
the gantt.ry conditions and  Inck o"
i precaut!ons 8nrrou'id!ng    the    city'.
I domestic wn'er supp'y, which come*
| from Lake Whatcom,   After a hurried   tri|i     about     the  city,  visiting
! schoo] buildings, meat markets, bak-
jerles nnd the lake, Mrs. Crane told
an   audience  of   200   persons,  many
j nf  whom  'nt have been  persistent
i boosters  -f    he city's  water supplv.
|of some r,r the things she had glaetT-
led   from   tbe  day's  tr'p      ".lust  h*v
, cause   Rellingham   never  has  had   a
lustrated and contains an interesting
and exhaustive survey of all operations and prospects.
It is not only instructive bul it cannot fall to convince the reader that
a great development of mining lias
recommenced In the province and
that  vast   mineral  resources  which
have been somewhat neglected in tbe
general phenomenal opening up of
tin-i (Mint ry are now to receive tbe attention which they deserve. With
the spread of the railway network
across tho province localltes that
were inaccessible for all practical
purposes will now be added to tin-
wealth producing parts of tlie world,
The transportation problem has been
a serious one for mining industry and
many valuable strikes have heen
made and  abandoned  because of
Slocan following with 87.76, and
Ainsworth with 10.8.1 per cent.
Copper: 1910, $.,871,512; 1911,
$4," 7 1,644; 1912, |8,406,627. The
Boundary district produced 04.7" per
cent of tbe yield of 1!��12, tin- Coaal
and Cassiar district 30,16, ami Roa��-
land B.08 per cent.
Zinc: Dili), $192,473; 1911, "l:">-
*>:>*_.; 1912, |816,189,
Coal:   1910, $9,8(I0,D>1;   1911, IV
675,717; 1912, $9,200,814. The
nage of marketable coal mini -
19 12 was 2,628,804 toiiB in addition
to which 886,906 ions were mad
coke yielding 264,;i:i:! ions valued al
$1,685,998, This brings thi tola
value of the output of tb'' I olliei ���'
of the province for the year $1" 786,-
K12.    The output of coal by district"
in  1912  was tis follows:     Va -,:
Island 1,668,240 tons; Nicola ai
Princeton, 206,257 tons; Baal K -
nay 1,261,212.
The total gross value of each mineral product mined in the pro. -i- - up
to 'he end of 1912 aggregated I. "
187,622.     Of  this  grand   total  coal
mining takes first  place  with  * I
871,165.    Copper by    Ita
showing in 1912 has become
wiili  (78,728,662.    Placer    gold
third with $72,1114,60,1 nnd lodi
fourth   with   $70,89,ri,022.     If     ���'"'
ever  tlie   two  classes  of  gol-:
are  taken   together  that   im 'al    '���""
cornea rirst.  with    $l4n,<c,.;.''���
one-third of the entire mineral ���������     '
.,    j produced   in   the province.
difficulty of taking in b.-ary macbln-       Th" fW('r,k   <<��-������"���<���������<';." ,''>' J*a.J*j
cry and  taking out ore. ���n"   of  Mines  Is  carelulli   ana
,ri,     ,    , ���_-.._, ,      "> lh'' report.    Kadi dittrlci
lhe   steady   growth   of   the  mining!
,.'J. frUSE
,    , , , separately and minutely reported on.
typhoid fever enldamlc Is no reason    nd-UStrj may be gauged from the fnl-  Th(. IV,,-,'_ dot.llls Hhow the thorough-
It  never  will   have   ene."  said   Mrs. ('owing   few   figures   extracted   rrom   ........  .-*--   ...i..'_i. -..-.unnnt. ol
Crane.    "I found enough wrong "a the report.
your source of water supply to indi-! '" 1*86 the lotal production of all
'cite th^t h -fore t^ne 'he Inke will ' minerals was valued at |6,643,042,
lhe a cesspool inste-'d of a drinking  ,n 11"-" '* "'������������ 116,844,761.    In 1906
fountain. Insanitary toilets are al- " WHH ���*M6-l,8i6. In 1910 li was
Unwed tn drain directly Into the lake. 126,877,066 and In 1912 It was $32,-
'One  person   with   the  tynbold  germ I-��� ���0-**no*
! f-eque-'t^ng theso p'nees can  pollute       Details   for   the   past    three   years
ithe entire Inke." are:  Placer gold,    1910,    $640,000;
I   |1911, $426,000;   1912. $666,.vm.
OUATMAfl TAK.-.x   w;\iv.
i DOUGLAS. ArK. Aug. fi.���Tt Is
-reported here thai Quaymas has been
I enptrtred by the constitutionalists.
!Confirmation is lacking.
ness with  which the department,
which tin- premier is as Minister oi
Mines head, has done Its work.
VICTORIA, Aug. 7.���As a reiult
of the reversion of a number of coai
licenses held since 1909 on Graham
Ifland  the  available  land  compris"1
,    ,               ... . iln the twenty-one licenses, Which ad-
!un'"-H' 'l-5;;?l;1:'"'!J-1'1   the   De.lka.la   settlement,     baa
114,726,818;   1912,   $:*.:!22,442.       Of  heen   mad.-   available   for  OCOU
'I'V:*"^"';!1'- '��� <���'���'"- B   r,-!     ,        ni lind affected a
u r   n 9'!M^ the Boundary aituated In the vicinity of the
MM M4     * with -hore of Manet Inlet.
���Cartoon   by   James   Prise.
Silver:   1910,   $1,245,880;     1911
$968,808;  1912, 11,810,046. Most   of
���Iii.   Stiver  Is  prodi 1   from  the  lead
bearing ores.
'��������� ad:  1910, $1,246,015; 1911   .1 -
II    ,Mp hUuti-n..   Dr.-j.v_n'. ... ����,!  _.'.:,T ],[, , ,' 'f'  .   *.^.'fS7'    F,ort Nor.hlake avenue, and the city
���Su i m "-rtiirrri.rii--.   Hailed to sny iddreu. f.te el e.'."* on '"  1!)1- ln ,hf' produc-  over Lake  Union.    The loss
rh. Scot*-.* :irn�� �������.. bt. Catharine.. ��-*���      I ion of t his met al wit h 4 0.6 I p,., , ,.���,     ,���.,,,.,*   .,,   |20,000.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French refiilntor; never tails. These
pills are excceilinijly puwi-rliil In i ��� >: ....tim: the
.imerative p irn.in ol tlu; fenj.l��.gy.t.m.   Kcfu
l,\TOV\   Mll.l-  IH'IIN-*
SEATTLE,   Aug.   6.���FI"'  ��'
o'clock this morning destroyed
i.-i'ona  Mill    Company's
on SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1913.
^���HlUHKOHHt-imt'OHM Mmf
I )99me*******************
Mr Eric Taylor, of Vancouver,
spent'the week end at home,
Mr u H. Weare has returned from
two weeks' visit to Howe Inlet.
me regret to report the illness of
jj.-   A. J. Stokes.
,.- \v Robertson, of Vancouver,
.pent'Monday and Tuesday in Ladner. 	
jll68 Green and Miss York, of the
BC Telephone Co., spent Thursday
in Vancouver. 	
During the month of August the
,v-ii!,. Store will remain open until
g 50 p.m. every.evening. in the week.
Tlll,   steamer   Trader    arrived   in
orl Tuesday evening with a cargo of
}rpjglit from Victoria.
Mr,   Wm.   Davidson,   of   Victoria,
town   the   first   part  of  the
Mr  A   I.. Arrives and Mr. C. For-
:  Point Roberts,  were In Lad-
,'..'     ,   tirst part of this week.
\    Roberts  spent  the  latter
last   week  in   Vancouver  as
ats of Mrs.  Brewster.
Mr;-. H B, Owen spent a few days
-:,'���, her sister, Mrs. Hornby, last
Mr. N. A. McDiarmid, C.M.C, paid
a visit to Vancouver on Wednesday.
Reeve Benson paid a visit to Vancouver on Thursday.
Mr. J.  0.  Johnson  returned  from
Vancouver on Monday morning.
The fishermen are all happy with
the thought that the big run of fish
has at last started.
Mrs. C. O. Lambert and family returned home on Tuesday from Boundary Bay,
The government launch Foam was
at the Brackman-Ker wharf on Tuesday.
Miss Gladys Siddall, of the post
office staff, is enjoying a well- earned holiday.
Colony Farm at Essondale  Has Now
Reached .Nearly to State of
The constant improvement on the
Provincial Colony Farm at Essondale was noticeable during the visit
on Saturday by the officers of the
New Zealand and the members of
the New Westminster entertainment
committee. The marvellous results
obtained with the minimum of expenditure must be a source of gratifi.
cation not only to Dr. Doherty and
his assistants but also the province
at large.
Police Arc Busy on a Series of Robberies of Kunclihouses on
the Island.
By-law, 1913, gazetting a portion of
the McLellan (or Kirkland) road
passed its first three readings.
Council then adjourned to meet
again at _ p.m.. Saturday, August
16, 191_, at the municipal hall, Cloverdale.
A number of I.adner residents paid
a visit to Point Roberts last Sunday,
visiting the canneries and traps.
Haying has practically finished,
with one of the finest seasons experienced for a number of years.
Grain culling is expected to commence next week. The crop is reported to be  far above  th.  average.
Mr.   Duehesney,  of  the  Duchnesey
Packing Company, paid a visit to the
factory last Saturday.
F \rthur is spending his holt- Mr. James Morris, of New West-
flaYS visiting Seattle and other Puget minster, was a visitor to Ladner last
Sound cities. j Tuesday.
y\r   K   A.  Cleemnt returned  from |     Mr. J. A. Atkinson ar.d Mr. A. A.
vlsii to Victoria last Tuesday morn-  Gates, of Vancouver, ware in town on
Monday of this week.
ing-   I 	
With the completion of the har-1 Mr. Jacob Grauer, of Eburne, was
vesting of the hay crop the grain J in town on Thursday, paying a visit
cutting will be started in earnest.        to the ranch he owns here.
The regular meeting of the police, Messrs. McDonald, DouglaR and
court Hun was to be held on Monday i Vernon Taylor went to Vancouver
morning was postponed  to  Saturday, by   motor  the   first   of  the  week  on
morning. '| a business trip.
Mr   i.   Gifford   is   making  altera-]     Mr.  H,   Nf.   Rich,   who  le  camping
���ions  in   Mrs.   Woodbnrn's   building, i with   his  family  at     C'hewassin   Bay
he intends to establish a bar-  for the summer months, spent Thurs-
ip and poolroom. j day in town.
Mrs.   Ottewell   and   daughter   left
��� :.-t  of the  week  for  Boundary
Messrs.  H.  J.   Mclnnes,  E.  A.   De
Rennle   and   S.   F.   Diestal,   of   San
a'nre   thev   will  be  the guests  Francisco,    Gal.,    are   spending    the
B( Mrs, Colfts for one week. week in I.adner.
Mrs. London, wife of the Rev. Mr.
London, of Cedar Cottage, arrived
on tin- New Delta, Thursday morning, for a visit to friends in Ladner.
Mr. I ft. Elliot has commenced
building the stock sheds at the Delta
Agri ultural Grounds. The sheds
ar- being built of substantial material.
Money to loan, first mortgages,
Improved farms, 8 per cent. Interest.
Alfred W. McLeod, 309 Westminster
Trust -Building, New Westminster. ������
Mr. Leberan, manager of the hard-
department  of  Lanning,  Faw-
���������  ��   Wilson,   Limited,   has  moved
-   house on the Slough  Road,
itely oci upied by Mr, D, Voorhels.
Miss Alphia and Mildred Kenny,
Miss Irene Wilson and Miss Jessie
Hurd, University of Toronto students,
were the guests of Mr. Jack Wilkeson
on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. Campbell, of the Campbell
Brokerage Company, Vancouver, and
Mr. Muir, head of Brock & Co., Vancouver, were visitors to Ladner this
Councillor M. It. Wells, of Eburne,
mui.    Mr.    Hunter    Wells,
i-���������'. through Ladner on Thursday
Hilary Bay, where they have
'u Eburne,
the hot summer  t'me ihere'c
our wife will so appreciate
i Hoi Point Electric Iron.     We
thi tu  and  all  electrica'   appli-
Taylor Electric Company. ���*
1 Cinderella was presented in moving pictures last Saturday evening by
-Mr. QeOUgh. The large audience
that was In attendance was pleasi d
with the presentation of the noted
play. These Saturday evening performances are proving Io be very attractive and entertaining,
Misses Teena  and   Zectu   Routhier
- timed borne to Mission City
- '  o weeks' holidays at Ladner
with lie   Rev.  Mr.  Whittaker.    They
' -'-il mil' h from the outing
nentally and physlclally.���MIs-
i  tj  News,
For pressed brick, fire clay, common brick, cement, lime, plastev.
gravel, snnd. r**<k. and fuel oil, see
ii? for prices before you buy. We
c-in deliver hv cars ou the Great
Northern or by barges anywhere
along the river hank. B.C. Transport Co., Ltd. Office telephone, S2C:
wharf telephone, 8S0. **
Tin  vii -.s Carsons, of Manitoba,
luests of Mrs. J. Ramage
daj    and   Wednesday.    The
J'oung      i . s  are  touring   the coast,
1  "lui-r a visit as one of the
Interesl   to see  in  British
��, and  were surprised wltn
iral  advantages of the Delta,
\ party co- dating of Mrs. Hard-
man- Misses Hardman, Miss Frfro-
mi 'i. fcOss a. Bradshaw, of Southern
California, Mr. nnd Mrs. Kthcnng-
ton, Mr. A. B, Mills end Master Gordon Hardman, spent Tuesday in Lad-
tier. The excursion trip Was made
from New Westminster in honor of
Miss A. Bradshaw, of Southern California,
bun- t,, London the Greatest <'<"n-
trolizablon  of  Medica]   Wisdom
Bver Been,
LONDON,  Aug.  ��.- Viscount   Mor-
i   President   of   the   Council,
:   last   night   nt   a     banquet
���   'In-  llritish  government   to
rnational Medical    Congress
which convenes in Albert Hall today.
Dnrlni   th,. congresa,   "Which will
'''''"   for  a   week,   there   will   be
steal centralization of medical
in   London   the   world  ever
���'���" in one place.
1   tors from all the countries ot
"" world and estimated to aggregate
���'     Including   the   greatest  spe-
all  departments  of medi-
:    urgery, are here to attend
���'���' 'i'- ��� tlnga,
While the general sessions will be
!!   "'   Mherl   Hall,   there   will   be
,-"������    :     'issions   in   twentv-slX  sec-
"on�� and sub-sections 0f the   eon-
'   which  purpose  as    many
"ave   been     engagetd.     Latest
����   In   every  branch  of  the
'"ling  will   be   discussed.
Lust of Agreements With Provinces
Is  Settled.   Alberta   Receiving
Total <>i $46,098.
Ottawa, Aug. ". The government has concluded the last of the
agreements with the provinces in
connection with the agri.-ultural aid
Ailiertn was the IBS! to he settled
v>ith,  getting  $46,096.
'l'he Items are: Agricultural school,
|18,000; e(|iilpiiient of schools, |8,-
000; buildings for schools, (4500;
demonstration farms, $8000; special
Instructions in dairying, $4000; domestic science, $2000; dairy competition, $1000; miscellaneous, .$ns4.-
or,.    Total, $40,004,115.
STEVLSTON, Lulu Island, Aug. 6.
���Besides being hard put to it to
attend to police matters in Steveston,
the Richmond police have now to
cope with a series of robberies which
are being perpetrated In the country, where law and order generally
regulate themselves without aid
lrom the police authorities. Robberies have occurred at Sexsmith's
ard on the No. 4 road in the past
few days.
.,  ,,     , ,   ....        ,       ,  .. -Monday   a   weed   inspector  called
At the farm building the staff is at Mr, Henry Kacer's on the No. 4
trifling compared with the great rcad and was informed by a stranger
amount of work accomplished. Be- who came to the door that Mr.
sides the staff there are at present I Kai er was two miles down the road
fifty-two inmates of the institution ' working in a field on the left hand
at work on tbe farm. Of these one-1 side. The weed inspector, suspect-
half are on parole and move about | ing nothing, went in search of Mr.
the building as they like, no restraint | Kncer, but, needless to say, did not
being exercised over them. The j find him. When Mr. Kacer return-
other half are at work under super-1 ed to his home he found that it had
vision. There are three attendants J been ransacked. A small amount of
for the farm part of the Institution clothing had been stolen. The thief
and it is rarely that there is the evidently possessed a sweet tooth,
slightest trouble of any description, for he can led away with him some
The work hours are not heavy, con- of the honey for which the Kacer
sisting of from  about  eight in the  ranch  is  famed
.MONTREAL, Aug. 5���The present season will probably show hair
a million immigrants, according to
Mr. John Hoolahan of the Dominion
Immigration Department.
>��� *
$1.00 A YEAR
Delta  Hotel.
J.  A. Atkinson,  Vancouver.
A. A. Gates, Vancouver.
E. L. Kirkland,  Canoe Pass, B.C.
Louis Broden,  Vancouver.
James   Morris,   New   Westminster
A. C. McKelvie, Vaneouver,
D, W. Muir, Vancouver.
Robert Clark. Langley.
F. G. Challes, Vancouver.
A. Kemp, Vancouver.
T. Rasteddo, Vancouver
morning till twenty past eleven
when the bell rings for dinner.
Work is resumed at one o'clock and
lasts till five, except on Saturdays, j
which is a half holiday. On this
day the parolled men are allowed out
and can amuse themselves as they
see fit. The remainder are kept
Inside on Saturday afternoon, but
as there is a billiard table and
papers of all descriptions at their
disposal they have no need to lack
The work that has been done in
bringing the farm under cultivation
is very extensive. Eight hundred
out of the thousand acres of which
the farm consists have been cleared.
The labor of this undertaking can
only be realized by an examination
of samples of the heavy timber which
has been removed. The land has all
been underdrained and a dyke from
the Coquitlam river to the Fraser
river has been made, thus establishing a system of irrigation. Every
field has a  number and the labor.
The Peters home on the No. 4
road was burglarized some time last
Friday, during the absence of the
family. Some clothing and jewelry
was taken. There is no clue to the
identity of the thief.
The police have a good description of the man robbing Mr. Kacer's
residence and confidence is felt that
tht light fingered gentleman will be
apprehended. The weed inspector
states that the man was six feet
tall, broad shouldered, with clean
shaven face, and that he wore a
suit of checkered cloth.
The theory is heW that the thief
is one of the lahorers who have been
employed in Richmond during the
Beginning April   1st
Via Steveston and
S.S.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves Ladner���8:30 a.m., 12:30
p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Leaves Steveston on arrival of car
leaving Granville street, Vancouver, station at 8:30 a.m., 12:30
p.m., and 6:30 p.m. New Westminster passengers will take car
leaving at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 and
6:00 p.m. for Eburne car, to connect with the boat.
The Key to ti..
If you are locking for ��� tltuatlon
a Cla��tlf>��d V.a; t Ad. li th* key
which will unlosk th* door to tho
private ��m��o of ti.o butiitMt man.
Ho lo too busy to Interview all
promlKuou . callers, but you can
catch his attention and trcuro
an appointment by a "Situation
Wanted- ad.
The Surrey Municipal Council met
at   the   municipal   hall,   Cloverdale,
Saturday,  August  2.     The  minutes
of  the  previous  meeting  were  read
and confirmed.
. Communications were received as
seed,   fertilizers,   etc.,  expended   onjf0i*ows:
It are charged to its debit while the       F,om tlie British Columbia Trans-
rop obtained is placed to its credit j port Company, soliciting orders for
and the management have thus data
to guide them at their hands. A
perfect <*y��tem of bookkeeping as
between the farm and the two institutions for the insane at New
Westminster and Mount Coquitlam,
respectively, with regard to milk and
butter supplied Is kept. It is stated
that, so far from the farm being only
possible with the province's finances
behind it, it is at present self
supporting and is rapidly becoming a
profit yielding asset. Besides this
the achievements of the stock in the
show yard constitutes one of the
best advertisements the province ever
road material, such as gravel, sand
and crushed rock.     Received.
From J. Munro, district representative B. C. E. R. light and power
department, re installation of a light
at the junction of the Yale and
plank roads, as a warning re the
danger of proceeding -along Yale
road, stating that the cost would be
too great for his company to undertake the construction of same for the
estimated revenue to be received in
return, but that they would be glad
to furnish light at a reasonable rate
if the council would undertake the
cost of installation. Receved. Clerk
to send a copy of letter to the city
of New Westminster and advise that
as the property to be protected was
in the city limits onthe south side of
,,.,.._.,    ,    , ,      ,    , , i the river it was considered that the
STEVESTON, Luu Island   Aug. 4   -,t    should stand the expense> or if
���Relatives of \.  Mayedi. the Jap-, th_ city woul(] lu,._ the propertv on
anese  fisherman  who  was  drowned !the _outh side of the river ua(,k t0
off his launch between Steveston and, s,lrrev thls municipality would  un-
the North Arm a  week ago, are of-, uer'ake the matter themselves.
fering a reward of $100  for the re-j     From  M    M   Wilson,    asking    to
covery of the body.    A brother well , *jftva the Town Line road ea*!t of the
known nbout Steveston  is employed j Ram-ell road  gravelled  and  the cor-
a<   the  Canadian  Pacific  cannery.     jduroy on same fixed before the wet
A fire breaking out in the rooms wether set in, also stating that the
above J. Steen's barber shop was ex- southern end of the Sandell road
tinguisbed in quick order recently, could stand a tittle attention. Tie-
I'uder Mr. C>. Tufnall's well direct- celved and referred to Councillor
ed orders, a bucket brigade was Murphy and the Engineer,
formed, then hose was brought into! From Roland Streat, G. H. Beaty,
use, and the flames were very Quick-j and others petitioning to have the
ly put out. The volunteer fire Davis road opened west from the
brigade turned out, but when it ar-! Maple Leaf Mill to the Yale road
rived on the scene its services were '��� about one mile in order that their
not   needed. children would be able to attend the
Steveston'. quite appropriately, bas Tynehead school in winter. Reacquired the habit of participating celved and referred to Councillor
in the Salmon Bweepstakes award'. Inglls and the Engineer.
Lasi year a local cannery manager! from Burnett & McGngan re plans
drew a prize of several thousand dol. Pf subdivision which they were re-
lars. This year Mr. J. Miller is re. Ujintlng for approval under the Land
juicing al his luck, for he drew $583. , Registry   Act       Clerk   instructed   to
Traffic over the Lulu Island line : "*}"}���same to them and to advise
to bhe Brighouse arena and tin ll l",at the council would not approve
(���.thoroughbred races was the '*<�����������" until streets had been cleared
beavle.t   Saturday  that   It   hns been
Delta Telephone Co., Ltd,
Incorporated I0n��
We are prepared to Install single
Hue or party line phones at short notice. Long distance In connection wltn
our service. Apply to
A. DeR. TAYI/OR. Sec.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prices Paid.
City Market. Vancouver.
Highest Prices for Live and Dressed
Poultry,   Fresh Eggs and   Produce.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market, Main St.,    Vancouver.
For Bale, For Kinhnivge, Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, !__�����, Ftound, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent p��r
wenl. Minimum, X cents tor any one
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ada. must be ln by I p.a.
on Thursday.
For particulars apply Howard
Bros.  Store.
WORK WANTED���Wanted cord
wood to cut by contract. Apply
William Kincard, Ladner Hotel.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds oi
Your Patronage Solicited
Successor to P. C. Clar||
��� AND ���
General Blacksmithing
In accordance with the terms nr, the
since Dominion Day. ah trains were
crowded, and for a short time in the
afternoon persons wishing to make
the return to Vancouver were Inconvenienced greatly, so congested
nan the traffic over the line,
Practically all  ihe farmers have
now  completed   the r  h-iying.   drain
Uttlng, it Is said, will not conimenci
municipal by-law governing subdivisions.
Tenders on contracts were received as follows:
Contract 11���Coast Meridian
road, north of Yale road: W. T.
Ruker. $024; A. ('. Sagott. $1006;
\V. Uothwell. $8:ifi; 1'nion Contracting Co.. $1'!S0; .1. P. '.org $916;
Oust      Melin.        $1228. Contract
$92.00 per 1000
Brackman-lkr Milling Co.
for some thne weeks, ns the oats awarded to W. Both well.
aro rather backward on ninny farms. Contract 12���Section "A" John-
Mr. Wii lam Teli. r. who during his . ���(������ road: Biggins, Fisher A Co.,
residence in Steveston ns un em-|$(|,>;n; A. C. S.-igott $S0(); A. n. Deso-
ploveo of Ihe Wnlker Emporium has j loir  $10SO;     1'iilon  Contracting Co,,
j $1*130; oust Melin, $1460;    H.   A.
made many friends, hns found It nee.
esaary on a*oount of his health to
enter outdoor work. He hns resigned his position bere and is entering
the employment of McFarlane Dros.
of Cumberland, B, C.
Augustine $1070; L. S. Ulce $760.
Contract  awarded to L. S. Rice.
Contract 13���Section "B" .fohn-
s-on road: Biggins, Fisher & Co.,
$1150; T'nlon Contracting Co., $1,-
"���30; L. S. Ulce, $860; A. C. Bagott,
$1*80. Contract awarded to L. S.
Contract 1 .--Edonhnlm road: Cn-
lon Contracting    Co., $7275;    .1.  E.
CBILLIWACJs.    \ug.   6.���At
meeting of the Chilllwaclt townahlpITwells, $8762;   L, s.   Rice   $4lfiR:
..,.,,     -   ...    -    -,,      ...    >��      TTt~_.-_-    r-i.-l.-...   r.   /���r.      r - ���> n -. I -i.i
UHJBON comment.
-*-J:0Vn?N*    Aug.    6��� The    Daily
' "ll   commenting on the naval
''   '"day.  Buys  that  Britain's
Ay"  i"  greater danger of a^-
,.-.,1,   \ foreign powers than Is gen-
"elleved,   and   adds   that  the
:""'s   naval    proposals   are
Inadequate,   pointing   out
"'"vision   is  made for the
the  Pacific.
LONDON, Aug. 7.���PoBtmastcr-
Oeneral Samuels, writing to the British Empire League sayi tbat arrangements are now being made
which he hoped would puss into law
during the present year, to secure
government crintrol of the rules
charged by cable companies through
their licenses lo land cables.
NEW YORK. Aug. ft.   -It Is report
ed here today that both Crent Britain
and Germany will send athletic tennis
to the San Francisco exposition. Jaa.
E. Sullivan, secretary ol the A, A. 0.,
has  started   Tor   Berlin   t. npll te
council held Saturday, ex-IUeve I
Ih. Wilson wus sppolnted police ma-
[giStrate, Heretofore, Ihe township
i bus been Without tn;s officer, all
j court  work   being  pn sided   over  by
one or more .1. P.s.
An account amounting to over $_,-
000  for coi'.rt  fees and unpaid  fines,
board for prisoners, etc., owing the
attorney-general's   department     at
'Victoria, hits prompted the township
: council  to create the new office.
According  to   the  existing   laws   a
municipality     holding     magistrate
courts without an appointed  police
magistrate  must   turn   all   fines  into
the attorney-general's    department,
Co., $530"
Hlggiac, Fls'.-.e
Contract If, -Bitching Mud Bay
rond: J. P. Borg $7_h: A. C. Bagott
11248; I'nlon Contracting Co., $1.-
500; A. B. Besolnff $012; Gust Melin
$1001.   Laid over.
Contract IB���Clearing and ditching K. & M. B, road, west of Hulls
Prairie road: A. II. Besoloff $354; A.
C.   Sagott,   f480;   .1.   P.   Burg   $405;
G. Melin $3S0: w. c. Jones, $ooo.
Contract  awarded  to  A.  B.  Besoloff.
An appropriation of $150 was
made for ditching the Yule road,
Ward 2.
The Surrey Firearms By-law was
reconsidered  and  finally  passed  and
tip to the present  this Ii;ik not been   the  seal  of  the  corporation   ordered
done hence the Indebtedness of the!affixed.
township to the province. |     The  Surrey  Highway   Resumption
Mclaughlin carriage co��� Limited.
in [
~"~'..st Immediate-
Is Declaration of Enj**   <> Recapture
���Turkish We-   mople.
Off  in T'   	
.iREST,     Aug.     ..���Repre-
LONrv"  es ol tlu' '^'k'111 states gath-
* . in confereence    here today   to
j*"1   .'mi   tin    treaty   of  peace  which  has
N      practically    been    forced    by    Kou-
manla     The envoys are expected to
iin.u:.    -,;.,...:.   ��� UUight     .-...a     lUlill.-
dial ' ��� on the treaty being signed,
Bul irii b i .pet t* d to open a campaign ft : iio- leoapture of Adrianople
from   be i u i 6,
The new frontier, to which Bulgaria .-��� ree i only w hi n Roumania
threatened to occupy Sofia, will run
Iron, n point o i t]ie old frontier
west of thi Struma river to the Mes-
ia riv > r. i bis -rh es the Port of
Kala-va to Q t-eec Bulgaria s disappoint - .oi iced bj the bope
that the frontier will be revised by
ih,  Cow, rs,
Began in duly.
The �� ar bel iveen I be former i.-il-
i.an allleB, h bo had hi Bhoulder
to  shouldei       iln      rui kej,  began
. :.    ,.   1.1.,   ,. I,, u  , i,.   iei 11 ni
Minis er oi thi Interiod declared Hint
Sen a .,   war svlth Bulgaria, on
the sail;, da) Greece also announced
that a tail- of war existed, but not
making a formal declaration, itou-
-ii-iii..i declared war on July 10, aud
moved her I loops over the Bulgarian
frontier to occupy the strip of territory from Silistria, on the Danube,
to Varna, on tlie Black Sea, which
she claimed in order to re-establish
tbe balance of power in tbe Balkans.
Tbe, trouble between the allies
arose owing to tho difficulty of dividing lhe territory captured by them
from Turkey in Europe.
Montenegrin  Not   in  Action.
Severe lighting occurred, iu which
many thousands of mon were killed
or wounded, towns pillaged and
townspeople massacred.
Tbe .Montenegrin troops never
came into action during the period
of hostilities, although they also
were nominally at war with Bulgaria.
The agn emenl was arrived at only
after another exhibition of the utter
helplessness of Bulgaria to face her
ring of enemies, Wednesday the
.discussions ia the peace conference
threatened to become interminable,
but M. Majoresco, the Roumanian
Premier and president or the conference, clinched matters by threatening that unless Bulgaria accepted
th,. modified frontier proposed by
Iln- allies. Roiiinania's army would
occupy Sofa next Saturday. I
This threat had the desired effect,
and an agreement, was arrived at today after numerous private consultations between tbe delegates and
n four hours' sitting of the conference.
Wondering About   Next War.
Tbe second Balkan peace conference having concluded peace on a
basis of compromise which is unsatisfactory to all the states concerned,
except possibly Roumania, tho <iues-
tion is being asked, bow soon before a third Balkan war will come.
Bulgaria has obtained under the
agreement arrived al in Bucharest
a  considerably  portion  of Northern
���j-.acedonla���much more than tlie
allies were at first inclined to give
her���and also about sixty miles of
the Aegean seaboard, which will enable ber to build her projected railway from Phillippopolis to the Aegean Sea.
Bulgaria, however, deeply resents
being deprived of Kavala, a port
on Kavala Bay, which goes to Greece
under the agreement. Also she is
confronted with the task of expelling
the Turks from Adrianople, it being
clear that the Powers will do nothing
in this line. Bulgaria will seek to
introduce in the peace protocol to in-
signed at Bucharest tomorrow a
reservation practically appealing to
the European Powers for a subsequent revision of the peace terms.
Details of Line Unknown,
l In- details of tbe frontier line are
,:ili unknown, but -apparently the
whole o: ih. disputed country be-
iv ,-:: the northerly courses of the
Varda and Struma rivers goes to
Servla, Including Ochepolye, Veles,
[Btip ami Koichaaa..-while Dimirhis-
sar ami Kalava fall to Greece.
According In a dispatch to the
!, Ij Telegeraph from Bucharest the
order to demobilize has been officially promulgated.
Tin- Times says today thnt Montenegro will receive from Servcla an
extension of territory east and south
corresponding to the aid Montenegro
rendered Servia in the war with Bulgaria. It adds that Vodena and
Fiorina will be Greek; as also win be
the Salonlki-Monastir Railway to
within 25 kilometres of its head.
The newspaper considers the Treaty
of Bucharest will be only a provisional settlement of the difficulties. It
say that both Russia nnd Austria are
opposed to Greece having Kavala,
and thai tbe Powers are almost certain lo insist upon a revision of the
treaty to meet their views.
A despatch to the Times from
Bucharest says Roumania is most
anxious to demobilize, and intends
to include in the treaty a clause stipulating immediate simultaneous demobilization of all the belligerents.
The correspondent adds that the.
Russian minister to Roumania formally announced to M. Majoresco,
president of the peace conference,
lhat Russia reserved the right of a
great power to revise tlie whole
treaty. Austria made a similar
declaration a few days ago.
This   Is   Feature  of  Monthly   Report
of Provincial  Mental Hospital
lor .Inly.
SOUTH VANCOUVER, duly 81.���
"That tbe municipal engineer, Mr.
W. A. Clement, be notified that liis
services will no longer be required
by this council after August 31,
and that the municipal clerk notify
him accordingly." A motion to the
foregoing effect was proposed by
Councillor Thomas and seconded by
Councillor Millar at a special meeting of the council this morning, but
on being put to the vote was rejected
by three votes to two.
(From the  British Columbian."
The satisfactory working of the
probationary system is the most
noteworthy feature of the returns of
the Public Hospital for the Insane
for the month of July. During the
month of the patients discharged on
probation, 37 have been finally discharged on the expiry of probation
and only three have been readmitted
on the probationary period expiring.
Tbe enormous preponderance of
I males in this western institution may
I in some degree be attributed to the
lonely life of single men in the hinterland in lumber and construction
camps and ranches. There were at
the end of July 235 insane female
patients, all of whom were in the
New Westminster building, and 59G
insane male patients who were distributed as follows: 243 in Xew
Westminster and 353 at Essondale.
These figures show that roughly
seventy per cent, of thc Insane in
this province are males. The figures in July have noi varied a great
deal, there being 825 patients in the
two institutions at the beginning of
the month and 831 at the end. In
New Westminster at the beginning
of the month there were 473 patients. Thirty-one ���- twenty-three
males, eight females���were admitted during the month, one returned
from escape, three returned from
probation, bringing tht figures up
to 508. From this figure falls to
be deducted eight patient, trans-
fern ,1 to Essondale, five discharged
without end twelve with probation,
lour died and one escaped. Deducting these thirty from 50s there
remain 47S patients at Xew Westminster,
At Essondale, wher. only male
patients are located, the number at
the beginning of July wa. 352. Tliis
was increased by eight transfers
from New Westminster and reduced
by six 'discharges, one without and
fi .e w itli probat'on, and oio escape.
There were thus 353 patients at Essondale at the end of the month of
The high tribute paid by the Grand
Jury at the last as-iz. to the efficiency of the asylum is always endorsed by visitors. Tan late-t compliments were troin the last visitors,
the officers of H.M.S.  Ne.v  Zealand.
Aug. 7.���Four men, two of whom
were negroes and two Greeks, are in
custody charged witb looting during
the night. One of the men was driving a wagon along Litchfield avenue
when he was stopped and his wagon
searched. He protested, saying he
was taking away his own goods, but
the searchers found the town council's minute book and be was promptly arrested.
CLOVERDALE, Aug. 4.���The picnic held by the Cloverdale Union
Sunday school bad a sad ending on
Friday with the drowning of Albert
Clarke, the son of Mr ,and Mrs.
George Clarke of this place. He,
with a number of others, was out
on the beach bathing and went in
beyond his depth and before aid
could reach bim the tide which was
coming in very fast, carried the body
away. Tbe spot where the drowning
occurred is just where the Xicomekl
river empties into the bay.
Miss  Mabel   Bell  and   Miss  Jean
Rankine,   who   have   had   charge   of
the telephone office here during the ,
past   six   months,   have  been   trans- J
ferred,  Miss  Bell   going to  Eburne
and   Miss   Rankine      to   Vancouver, I
where they will continue in the ser- ,
vice of the British  Columbia    Tele- ]
phone Co.    The many patrons of tbe ,
company   here   regret   to   nee   them '
leave as they gave most efficient and I
courteous  service.     Mr.   F.   Cucksey ,
is now In charge with Miss Ware and j
Miss  Ruth  White  as operators.
A concert will be held in the opera |
house here on Tuesday, August 12, j
at 8 o'clock, under the auspices of I
the Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian I
church. The programme will be un- \
der the direction of the Misses Lour- i
beid of Vancouver and It is expected
a large  audience  will  be  present.
The stork paid a visit to Cloverdale on Saturday morning with the
result thai Mr, David Armstrong is
wearing a smile that refuses to come
off, having been presented with a
bouncing baby girl.
Mrs. Chrtstopherson of Mukilbeo,
Wash., is spending a lew days with
Mrs. A. D. Matheson. renewing old
Miss Roma Carncross b-rt on
Thursday for Long Beach, California, where she Intends t, reside With
In-r   parents.
It is an actual photo oi a "creation" recently seen on one of the
F-ench racetracks. It was worn bya prominent society lady, not a inaiin
Castro Threw Enemies Off His Trull
���His Supporters Arc Optimistic.
BERLIN, Aug. 5. Clprlano Castro, former president of Venezuela,
planned liis present invasion of thai
country while be was staying in
Dresden a few months ago. He lived
there for some time quietly with a
German  friend.  Hermann  Wolfram.
Castro arrived in Dresden on
March 28, shortly after reaching
il imburg from the United States, A
fortnight afterward he succeeded by
making s false start in convincing
enquirers thai he bad gone to Paris
and eventually to Ihe Canary Islands.
Instead, however, he r mnlned th"
guesl of Wolfram, and while In bis
house drafted the proclamation to
the Venezuelan people which he is
sued al Coro on July 47. Castro lefl
Dresden in July for Venezuela.
in a letter today his friend Wolfram, In Dresden, writes
"Now   thai    ''astro   has   again   es-
tablished himself In Venezuela,
where the overwhelming majority of
lhe people and above all, the most
Important   part  Of  the  army, are on
I his I de. II can scarcely be doubted
tbat he will soon re-enter Caracas in
I triiiir ,h and become .gain tin. leader of -in- destinies of Venezuela "
From time to time statements appear in the press relative to the
amount of standing timber in British Columbia, its increase by natural
growth the depletion caused by industrial operations and fire and
there is a tendency to speculate as to
whether Ibis resource of the province is inexhaustible, It may bo
stated that according to a conservative estimate made by lhe" Forest
Department tbe total stand ot commercial timber in the province is
not less than 300,000,000,000 feet.
At present the lumber output is
about 1,250,000,000 feet per year.
The natural growth of the forests
of British Columbia yearly is approximately G.000,000,000 feet or
nearlv five times the amount cut,
so that unless the depletion caused
through fire, becom, s very much
greater in tbe future than it has
been in tbe past it is safe to assume
that the timber resource is to all intents and purposes inexhaustible.
The Forestry Department has embarked on a policy that intends to
keep pace with trade development in
the matter of forest fire protection.
This province possesses an unique
opportunity as it bas taken up the
conservation of Its forests at a very
early date in tin* history of the com-
m,in lal use of this product In British Columbia. That is why. having
regard to the great natural growth.
that It is almost certain, if tbe for-
e-i fire protection service is increased wiili expanding needs, that the
timber resources or this province will
remain Inexhaustible. In- addition
the duty of ibe Forest Branch is to
establish an active nnd well guarded policy for the utilization of mature timber along lints that will encourage legitimate development and
provide for tlie utilization and improvement of the forests.
Moving pictures of the inception
of a forest fire, the methods employed for summoning aid. actual scenes
of fighting and subduing '.he flames
with the thrilling incidents involved
are to be taken for the provincial
government, An English expert, has
been engaged t.o get films of the
system of forest fire protection that
has been installed, showing it at
work in its various .departments-;
These will bo exhibited at Eastern
Canadian and British centres of
population. In addition the film art.
ist will take a series of pictures of
the logging industry in British Columbia, lt is proposed to reproduce on the films every phase of
the industry. Virgin forests will be
The operations known as staking, falling, flying, snipping, bucking, scaling, log marking and hand
logging will all be depicted. Such
reproductions in film form will be
valuable to investors in tbe industry as affording nn object lesson in
the progress that has been made,
and in addition will prove an interesting advertisement of the timber
resources of the province, one which
should give them very wide publicity.
The amendment of the Dominion
Forest Reserves and Parks Act,
which became law on June 0, 1918,
marks another forward step in tho
forestry policy of Canada by tho
addition of a total of ten thousand,
eight hundred and thirty-two square
miles of federal forest land, to the
existing reserves in Western Canada
which nre being mnde permanently
productive by the Dominion Forest
In British Columbia, where, next,
to Alberta, the largest reservation*;
are made, the only Forest Reserves
existing at present are those created
by the Dominion government on the
forty-mile wide strip of federal land,
extending from Ihe coast to the
Great Divide, the axis of which is
the C. P. R. and which is consequently called the Railway Belt. As the
railroad follows the valleys of the
Thompson and the Eraser rivers for
a long distance there are some rich
bottom binds included in ibis strip
which are of present or potential
value for agriculture. Unfortunately a considerable portion of such
lands are located in the Dry Belt
and depend on irrigation for their
development, the rainfall not being
sufficient to produce agricultural
This Dry Belt lies between tbe
Coast and Selkirk mountain ranges,
and with tbe exception of the river-
valleys consists of a broken plateau
or mountainous region with an elevation  of  from  two  thousand  to  five
thousand feet,    it  is here thai tin-
thirteen Dominion reserves now-
existing In II. C. are located, and
although originally small in size because Of the limited area then examined, subsequeni forest surveys
bave  justified  tho  enlargement   of
these reserves to their present size,
for not only is the rainfall not sufficient for agriculture, being less
than   twelve   inches  a   year,   bul   also
ihe elevation makes tbe region very
susceptible  to  frosts   which    occrJT
every  month   in   tin- year.     I low ev.-r.
ibe broken nature or ihe ground.
leaving out of consideration ibe river
valleys, precludes the possibility of
The soil, however, is most suitable
for tree growth, nud as tiers an- mil
very susceptible to cold ami drought,
the whole region Is covered with
splendid      forests      of    yellow    pitn-.
Douglas fir, lodgepole pine ami Alpine fir.
This summer tin- Dominion government has two forest survey
parties working in tin- Railway Belt,
the intention being to segregate the
remaining non-agricultural lands inio forest reserves as rapidly as pos-
SlbS   in   i filer  tbat   tin-   tort sis   may
be most efficiently protected from
fire nnd that, admlnisti red by technical foresters, their greatest utility
and productiveness may be secured.
There is another reason for their
i reservation and protection, quite
as important In tbe Dry Belt, As
mention..d before the bottom lands
of the  rivers- in  this  locality,  while
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A.,  vicar.
Iluptisr Church.
Pastor���Rev.    D. G.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
m.eting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of tho Ladles'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, i
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible leading, Tuesday, 7.3(
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sufc-
day school, 2 p.m.;  singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.3U.
Church services will bo held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 190'.): Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
low mass thc following Monday, fi
a.m F. Kientz, D.L., parish priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
i.very Wednesday at X p.m. Rev. C.
Wellesley Whittaker. pastor.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.30 p.m.
Rev. J. J. Hastie. minister.
Delta  municipality  is a!
..... mouth of the Fraser R'ver i- tk*
finest   agricultural   district   la -
The chief Interests lu the Deli
farming,    dairying,    fru.lt
a are
market  gardening,  sheep  and ���,��   '
breeding.    There   are   also     ""'"���
canneries in the Delta
There are shipping facilities
und boat to the markets
"��� Pality,
Any corrections In above names or
times should be sent to the office
of the Delta Times. Ladner. B.C.
Something About  the .Man  iii Command of the Battle Cruiser
.New  Zealand.
From 18flu to 1 S'.iT Capt. Halsey
served as flag lieutenant to Admiral
���Sir .lames Erskine in the Crescent,
then flagship on the North Atlantic
station; it was during this period
tbat the question of the Venezuela
boundary arose between the United
States and Great Ilritain, when the
.Monro doctrine came to be much
talked Of. When Russia built her
"commerce destroyers" the Rurik
and Rossia, it was necessary for
Britain to respond with the first
large "commerce protectors" the
Powerful and Terrible. These four
ships were the forerunners of the
big protection cruisers and armored
cruisers that subsequently develop-
eo into the battle cruiser of which
the New Zealand is one of the latest
types. The Rurik, which may be
said to have called forth this development, was sunk off the north
of Japan during the Japanese-Russian war by Admiral Kamamurn'.
The Powerful, soon nfter being
commissioned was sent to China via
the Cape, and Lieut, Halsey went
with her. Early in 1Si<S occurred a
scramble for bits of China, in which
Germany, Russia and Ilritain took
part, Germany took Klao chins,
Russia got Port Arthur and Tallien-
wan, whilst, Ilritain occupied Wei-
Hal-Wei, and Lieut. Halsey wns land.
ed from the Powerful to carry out
the occupation. Shortly after he had
an opportunity of witnessing the
operations In the Philippines during
the Spanish-American war and Filipino troubles.
Tbe Powerful was not destined to
remain long on the China station.
Hie left Hongkong Just before the
outbreak of the Boer war. and on arrival at Maurituis found that, war
had actually commenced. Captain
Lambton picked up what troops he
could from tbe small garrison there.
und disembarked tbem at Durban;
be himself landing with a detachment and some naval guns, proceeded forthwith to Ladysmlth, arriving
just before thai town was completely invested, Lieut. Halsey formed one
of thai detachment; it has been
credited to the shooting of the naval
jinns thai the Boers kept tln-ir lines
Of invest ment at a respectful dls-
For bis services during the siege
rn Ladysmlth Halsey was promoted
commander, and was appointed to
the Hood Hope, the cruiser whloh
took Rt, Hon. Joseph Chamberlain
to South Africa on his inission of
peace on the conclusion of tb
in  this  South   Africa
be visited  Australia.    Ilij
peating thai crulst
';>' ran
and the United States. Tin,^1*4
yield is the largest per acre iu Ca��.P
ada, and the sheep and horses brp-i
ure the finest In British (!o]iimhi!1
Along the south bank of the **
River there are splendid site
Board   of  Trade.���President,   li   a
McKee; secretary, S. \y. Fisher
Justices of the Peace.���H. \,  Bensni-
H. J. Kirkland, J. McKee, '
Police   Magistrate.���J.   Mc]
Medical Health Officer.���In-, j, k,..
Coroners,���Dr.   A.   A.   King  and Dr
J.   Kerr Wilson.
School Board.���S. Wright,   hair-nan-
C. Davie,  A.  deR. Taylor, J   \j.'
Callum, W. R. Ellis, N. a
mid. secretary.
Farmers'    Institute.���T.   T,   Harris
president;  N. A. McDlarm  I
Delta Farmers' Came Prott .. u,
soclatlon.���Wm, Klrklar ,-,..
dent;  A. deR. Taylor, secretary.
Delta Agricultural Society. Dr.'J
Kerr Wilson, president; A. deri
Taylor, secretary.
Member of Parliament.���J. D. Taylor
New Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature.���F. J,
MacKenzie, New Westminster,
Boat Sailings.���S.S. New Delta leaves
Ladner every day for Steveston at
8.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 6.30
p.m., connecting with the Ft. c,
E. R, cars. S.S. Transfer leaves
for New Westminster daily, except
Sundays, at 7 a.m.; returning,
leaves New Westminster al 2 p.m.
reaching Ladner at 5.30 p.m,
Railways.���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon daily for New \v��St.
minster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.;
returning, leaves Vancouver at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichon
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R., Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Eburne
and Steveston���Cars leave Granville street depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek l at 6.:53
a.m. and hourly until 11.30 p.m.
Special car for Eburpe at 6.1)0
a.m. Cars leave Steveston at 6.50
a.m. and hourly until 11.30 p.m.
Sunday service���First car leaves
either terminus at 8.30
hourly service 'hereafter
11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m.
p.m. Mail tor Vancouver
at 12 noon; for New Westminster
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed  all   day  Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets in the
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on the
second and fourth Saturdays in
each month at 2 p.m.    Reeve, H.
D, Benson; councillors, A. D.
Paterson, W. A. Kirkland, Hanford Lewis, G. Dennis, Chris
Brown;   clerk,   N.   A.   McDiarmid.
to  7
Advertise in Delta Times
Electric Restorer for Men
Phosphonol restores every nervo In the todj
  mto its pruper tension; restore!
vim and vitality. Premature decay an.l all -ex-.vl
weakness averted at once. Fhoaphonol rill
make you a new man. Price 'a a box, or two i -
..���). Mailed to anv address. Tho Scoboll DruJ
Po., St. Cntlinrl nr*. Ontfa
vv iii*;
'gift" warship
li^ is now re-
and extending It
in the New Zealand "gift" ship only
this lime in command.
PARIS. Aug, 6, A new Invention
for launching aeroplanes from battleships ������������'. sea during heavy weather,
for whloh Louts Bleriot, the monoplane builder, is responsible, lies
oi .i adopted. II Is said today, by the
French and British navies.
possessing all advantages of soil ami
climate, are nevertheless bul potential agricultural lands, because of
the lack of sufficient rainfall, But
Irrigation is overcoming this difficulty and it is because tho fnn-sts
i ii the neighboring slopes play such
im important part in maintaining an
even maximum flow of water In the
streams arising nn such slopes, thai
their preservation is aol only Justifiable bul essential lo the future
development  of thin  region.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and In a portion of tho Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at. an annual
rental of 11 an acre. Not more than
25-0 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by Ihe applicant In prrson lo
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
in surveyed territory the lano
must be described by sections, '
legal sub-divisions of sections, and
in unsurvoynd territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Bach application must bs accompanied by a fee of |B which ��"1 be
refunded  if the rights applied "
are not available, bul bOt OtherWlW
A royalty shall be paid on ' ������ ,,i:r-
chantable output of the mint
rate of five cents per ton.
The  person  operating    the    i"-"e
ishall   furnish  the  Agent  with  sworn
returns accounting for the full 'l'"1"1'
jtity of merchantable coal mil
;pay the royalty thereon.    H the > '������
mining rights are not being
cd, such returns should he furnlsM"
at least onoe a year. ,,
The lease will Include the r��'
mining rights onlv, but the l��*''Beo
may l)n permitted to purchase wniu
eve* available surface rights maj ��
considered necessary for thi *or*"
Ing of the mine at tho rate
I an acre. ., ,
For   full   Information     BP
should be made to the Bi
Ithe Department  of the Interior, i"
Itnwa, or to any Agent or Pu'1  ���>��'
of  Dominion  Lands.
W. W. -JORY,
Deputy Minister of the 1"
N.  B.���Unauthorised  publication
jol   this  advertisement  will   not
.paid  for.���306fl0.         ���_,���
ThO  Delta Times   Is  publ   ' '     . ,
Saturday from the Time
Ladner, B.C.    J. D. Ts
i     aging-director.


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