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Array THE DELTA TIMES
Volume 7
J2
LADNER, B. C. SATUBDAYj DECEMBEB 25,1909.
$1.00 A YEAR
RE OPEN ING SERVICES
OF SE. ANDREW'S
CHURCH
Church Now Presents    a   Handsome
Appearance and Adds to Beauty
of Village.
ENTUESOME TRIP,
Undertaken Hy Ladner Young Men in
Small Boats���Thirty-five  Miles
Through Rough Water.
The  St   Andrew's Church re-open-
lng services   last  Sabbath   passed  off
Messrs. Dick Voorhees and Charlie
Gifford returned on Tuesday from a
huntinf 'n in the district about the
Serpe*   ^ ��.     On the return trip
���'ng separate boats
fully    aecom-
v.     They
the yo,. <-:i(Jj
undertook     '������?��� .
i,-
pllshed a very .    o^
rowed to Blackie St   Ax
��Vv
there
to Point Roberts and t.. " .L, o the
Gulf and around to the riVe -jy way
of Canoe Pass.     It is a  35-mile trip
ANNUAL PLOWING MATCH
VERV SUCCESSFUL
Tuesdays     Plowing     Malch      Most
Successful iu History of Delia
List of Winners.
most satisfactorily. The day, dark | In all, and In small boats a rather
enough in the early morning, brigh- v&nluresome one. Both had to stop
itene" up and by 11 o'clock was a per- I , .    .   ,, ..   .
feet  B.  C.   winter  day,   which  ended   on -everal onions to bail out their
in a fine evening, thus enabling many, boats,   on  account  of  the  rough  sea,
from St. Stephen's to attend and show i but beyond that reached port without
their interest in the work done by the   atly exciting incident,
sister  congregation.      With  commen-1 '
viable spirit  the Methodists withdrew
SSES^srasr"- PROMOTION AND HONOR
Maaiy were  the  laudatory remarks,- "VlliV IIVI1   mil/   IIVIIVII
upon  thc  new    appearance    of    the i
church,   after being  in  the hands  of |
such  skilled   workmen   as  Mr.   Elliot
and   Mr.   Kershaw,   who   handed  the
ediifice back to the delighted managers, who with the congregation, generally believe that they now have as
artistic a church as is to be found in
B. C.    Certainly it is most creditable Honor Roll for December���Promotion
and adds to the beauty of the village.
THREE HANDSOME SiLVCS
CUPS DONATED TO
PinwMFiy
Three Silver Cups, and Several Plows
Have  Been   Donated   to   Prize
List for Xexi year,
LISTS OF LADNER
SCHOOLS
The ladies became responsible for j
the improvements to the interior and i
spared neither pains nor expense to !
make it chaste and beautiful. \
But the greater part of the money
has been  expended on  the basement,
Lists
of   lhe  Junior  Grades���
Many New Pupils.
The honor roll for the Ladner pub-
which   has  been   completed.       There   He school for the month of December
Messrs. Clement & Lambert have put  and the promotion list as so far an.
in  a  new furnace,  which gives every
satisfaction  and  will  add' greatly  to.
the comfort of the congregation. The
basement it is expected, will shortly
be used for Sabbath school and guild
purposes, and the young people of
Ladner and vicinity will doubtless hail
with delight the new branches ofl
church work likely to be begun In St.
Andrew's.
Rev.  Principal MacKay.  D.D.,  well
known  as  a    scholar and     preacher,
more   than  'fulfilled   all   expectations,   , ,,.. ,      ...       , .    ,
preaching an  exceedingly    able    and  Ie,?Tn McBride, Esther Lindseth.
Junior     second���Koland     Lanning,
nounccd  are as follow
Honor Roll for December.
High School class���Mabel Lanning
and Winnifred Hutchoison, .equal;
Laura Robertson.
Senior Fourth���'Evelyn Lord, Eric
Taylor, Edwin Curtis.
Junior Fourth���Hazel Rogerson,
Ralph  Chisholm,   Catherine  Reagh.
Third Class���Alfred Guichon, Fred
Whitworth.   .Arthur  Hogcrson.
Senior Second���Violet  Hoey,  Kath-
B.ussej Ladner,  Jennie  Kogerson.
First   Reader���Albert   West,   Violet
Kerr, Walter Williamson,
appropriate  sermon  in  the  morning,
on   "The   Stone   Which   the   Builders
Rejected,"   and     in    the   evening    a
simple   far   reaching  gospel   message
on "He saved    Others.    Himself    He.' Promotion List.
could not save."     Commanding in ap- j     To  1st  Reader���Margaret    Wright,
penrance, winning in manner, earnest  Douglas McDiarmid,  Eva Follis, Har-
in declaration  of the truth,  he made  old Siddall.
aa abiding impression on all who at-j     t0  2nd  Primer���Evelyn  Monkman,
tended the services. | Robert   Bartlett,   Carrie   Eyton,   Ada
Too much cannot be said to the Deane, Lillian Taylor, Willie Deane,
credit of the choir who led the sing- ' Maggie Kong, Daisy Simpson, Leon-
ing ln a way that suggested not onily ard Grant, Mitchell' Silecft.
careful practice, but competent lead- To 1st Primer���A���Pearl Rogerson,
ership. The services of the day con- ' Roy Deane, Robert McCallan, Lena
eluded with Staincr's "Seven Fold Ma'rtinolieh, Qucn Lim, Jo Ycun,
Amen." | Daisy Lucas,   Hollis   Taylor,  Blanche
On Monday evening the church was Lord, Edgar York, Walter Jordan,
well flliled to tender a reception to Rufus Smith.
Rev. .1. J. Hastie and Mrs. Hastie.
Mr. Smiley, the senior elder of 'St.
Stephens presided and Revs. Wright,
Methodist; Bartlett, Churoh of England; Henderson, of Westminster and
Principal MacKay, gave short addresses, congratulating the congregation on tneir work during the vacancy
expressing confidence that a new era
was  beginning  in  the   history  of the
EH LIT MARKET.
Editor Times,���On reaching Ladner from the Okanagan Valley, December 1908, I enquired how apples
were selling and quite a number of
the fruit growers gave me to understand   that   apples   were   not   worth
congregation.        Two      presentations, plekjng     x haye tQ nouse
evoked  expressions  of  approval, that: in   lne  .Deltu    an,���   jn   m cases
of a bouquet of carnations and ferns founU ,tne farm,,r was too,bu8y wlth
presented to Mrs. Hastie, by U*tle his ifield crops, and aUowed the apples
Miss Jean MaeDiarmid, and asubstan- to go for the pigs. It is not necos-
tial purse of money to Rev. J. S. Hen- a,,ry ,for a famar ta allow g(KK, fruU
derson, in token of his services as in- j to g0 t0 waate. All they have to do
tcrim-moderator. \ *��� to spend half a dollar for an "ad"
Between the addresses music was ln the nMil Tlmt,s .,ml next mornine
rendered by Mr. Simpson and Mrs. lhey would have severul men out t0
Cross iwhose efforts we*-e very effective see their fruit and readv to give one
and a trio by Mrs. D. A. .McKee, Miss dollar per box on the tree, as I did
Smith and Mrs. Cross was also well for some ,flnei cieti:i apples. With a
rendered, all being accompanied by j g.Qod lot of boxes already made, I
the church's efficient organist Mr., picked and packed three boxes per
Ladner. hour, and    on receiving    a    cheque
At the close the new minister ex- from a reliable Scotchman, the New
pressed his appreciation of the kindly Westminster City Market Clerk, D.
welcome tendered to Mrs. Hastie and E'. MacKenzle, the (bill proved that I
himself. was receiving one dollar per box on
The refreshments afterwards gave apples and nearly as much on pears.
���the congregation and their friends the Good, large pears, five boxes could
opportunity of seeing the new base- ' be packed per hour. I would
moat's usefulness for churoh tunc- | strongly advise all fruit growers to
tions, as well as to congratulate each Benti all their produce to the 'West-
other on the work that had been i minster city market clerk. I sent a
completed. sample  of  No.   1   Gravenstein   apples
Again the ladles rose to the occa- : to a Vancouver firm and they lixed a
eion by an abundant supply of choice high price on them by word to the
provisions being on  hand.     The pro- i bearer  and  also  to me  here  through
The  plowing  match   held  on  Tuesday  on Coleman's farm,     under    the
auspices   of   the   Delta  Farmers'   Institute was the most successful event
of    titie   kind    in    the history   of the
Delta.      Visitors   w<ere  in   attendance
from Vancouver,    Xew    Westminster,
Surrey, Langley and other points, and j
the   greatest   interest   was   taken    in i
the events,   which   were   keenly eon-1
tested. |
It was a pretty sight the outfits pre- |
sented,   each   plowman     striving     to
make   the   best  appearance   with  his,
horses, harness and plow.     Some tine |
animals were there and  arrayed with
high Scotch collars and shinging 'har- ;
ness      fantastically    decorated,    they'
made  a brave  showing.   Conspicuous
was the $1200 team from Inverholme'
Farm. j
Despite the cold weather ovei-250
people were latte-idanee and 1(1
plowmen took part In the various
events. The ground was full of
frost for the morning events but in
the afternoon no fault was to be
found. Three years ago. when the
Institute held its .first plowing match,
but six plowmen took part. Last
year there were 12, and Tuesday
there were good entries from among
the 10 plot,men. With the exception
of the boy's class Master R. Morley
'having that class all his own way.
Thc judges were J. Smith, J. Dorr,
Vancouver, and     Win.     Smiley.    East
Delta,   and   lhe   prizes   were   awarded
as follows:
Class 1.���Narrow  Cut  Plows���
1, George   Dare,   Langley.
2, R. A.  Coleman,  Ladner.
3, Jam.es Mowat,  Langley.
Class  11.���10   or   12-inch   plow���
1, H. Montgomery,  Ladner.
2, R.  Pybus, Ladner.
3, J. Pybus, Ladner.
Class  III.���10  or  12-inch plow green
Class���
1, John Harris, Ladner.
2, G. Fredericks, Ladner.
3, Eldon Cook.
Class IV.���Boys under IS���
1. R. Morley, Ladner.
Class  V���10   or   12-inch     plow,     with
skimmers.
1, J. Frederick, Ladner.
2, C. H. Davis,  Ladner.
Specials.
Best Start���
Class  I���Jas,-Mowat,   Langley.
Class  II.���H.   Montgomery,   Ladner.
Class HI.���John Harris Ladner.
Class IV.--R. Morley, Ladner.
Class V.���J. Frederick, Ladner.
Best Finish���
Class I.-George Dare,  Langley.
Class  II.���R.   Pybus,  Ladner.
Class III.���John Harris. Ladner.
Class IV.���R. Morley,  Ladner.
Class V.--C. H. Davis, Ladner.
Best plowed ridge, any class, John
Harris Ladner.
Best ins and outs, any class, John
Harris, Ladner,
Best fitting collar, J. Mowat, Langley.
Best plow team, John Harris, Ladner.
Best plow outfit, horses, harness
and  plows, J. Lawrlc, Ladner.
Oldest plowman, S.  Morley.
Youngest   plowman,   R.   Morley,
ceedlngs closed
Save the King."
with singing    "God
G. T .P. PROGRESS IN N. B.
FREDERTOTON, N.B., Dec. 23.���
The Grand Trunk Pacillc line In New
Brunswick has been extended 40
miles, the Toronto combination company having completed 100 miles of j
grading. The rails are laid from
Cains River westward as far as Napa-
doggan Lake, the site In the centre of
the great Mirm'maehi forest that has
been chosen for a divisional point.
Work will be continued as rapidly as
possible  through  the winter.
the phone. I at once picked and
packed several lots and shipped to
them and after a long delay I received all the bills and cheques and to
my great sorrow I found that instead
of gaining a dollar per box, I had
lost somewhere about that amount. I
iliave been cautioned not to let the
Delta people know that I was making three dollars per hour profit on
their fruit, as they would make me
pay a higher price next year. 11 is
my Intention, If I am living here next
fall, 'to go and fix my price on each
tre." and not to buy by tho box at
any   price,   I   nny   lose  again.
IA LB F. It T   " IUNC KTON.
Very pleasant was the aftermath
oi the annual plowing match held on
Tuesday, wihen on Tuesday evening
some 10 plowmen, judges at the
match, members of the Farmers' Institute and donators to the prize list,
gathered at the banquet taible in the
Delta Hotel. Councillor Alex Davey
was toastmaster and filled the chair
in a capable manner, succeeding in
bringing over three quarters of the
banquetters to their feet for ibrlef
addresses during the course of the
evening.
The plowmen and their friends
commenced activities at 7 o'clock and
in the space of an hour had made
deep furrows im the array of delicacies set forth by Host Johnson.
Over cigars, plowmen and their
feats, pa.s-t and 'present, were discussed and plans for next year's
match were gone into. From what
was divulged, the Delta plowing match
already the best conducted match in
the Westminster district, will have
many added features next year, such
as should tend to command the attendance of tho experts from all over
the province. Amid much enthusiasm it was announced that three
silver cups are' to bu put up for competition for next year's match..
These will be handsome $25 cups,
and the dono-s are .Messrs. D. B.
Grant, Reeve Hutoherson and J.
Fredericks. T. ,1. Ti.ijjp K Co., of
Xew Westminster are donating a
walking plow; Mr. E. D. Calvert, of
Ladner, a" plow, and E. G. Prior &
Co., of Victoria, also  a  plow.
In addition to these special prizes
for next year- It was also announced
that Mr. A. Smith, the Delta potato
expert, would give 500 pounds of extra early seed potatoes.
Among the suggestions made was
to have the match held a little earlier next year in order to avoid the
frosts.
LIKES LADNEK,
Bluo-funncl  Officer Recalls Visit  six
Years Ayi) in  Deep Sea  Vessel
Povtevlot.
1
A Vancouver paper of recent issue
says; --Thjid ytticer Tinkler BJ [\,c
Dluie-l'unnei linen* JicHeioplio.i, has
the distinction of having served on
the only deep sea vessel thai has ever
dock at the thriving seaport of La liner's Landing. It was six years ago
when he was completing his apprenticeship 'un board the sailing ship
���Foi teviot which brought rails from
England for the Great Northern Railway. Originally the vessel was destined to discharge at New Westminster, but the state oif the river pre-
v.'nted this, so she anchored close to
the haul, at Ladner, a pile-driver
dropped down stream and built a
rough wharf and the rails were discharged there. Mr. Tinkler still holds
a very high regard -for the people of
that district who treated the Forte-
vlot people most hospitably.
TO PORT GUICHON
LINE
REEVE HUTCHERSON HAS
ANNOUNCED HIS
CANDIDATURE
Will Again Hun for the Rceveslilp���
Supporter of Water Scheme���No���
Opposition  Yet.
REGISTRATION OP VOTERS.
Is It Necessary    That    Householders
.should Register?���Discnssed at
Municipalities Onion.
PREPARING   STATEMENT.
Stated That Annual  Financial Statement of Delta This Year Will
B. Satisfactory,
'Municipal Clerk Nell McDiarmid is
busy these days preparing the annual
financial statement which will be presented to the council after the first
of the year. While it cannot be stated authentically at present writing, it
is the belief of members of the council that the statement will be a very
satisfactory one this year. The revenue of the municipality Is derived
chiefly from realty taxes and
road taxes. Both of these will be
larger for the current year than they
have ever been. The lotal revenue
last year was between $44,000 and
$t5.000.
The present council went into office
with an overdraft against it In the
Royal Bank of $(i,"0il and despite this
when the statement Is made Up, II is
stated, that there will be little, If
any deficit to report.
During the year considerable permanent road work was done In the
municipality Including rock and gravel
work on the Slough, Trunk. River
and Scott roads, as well as repairs
generally throughout the .municipality. There was considerable repalr-
. log done on the dykes, but, of course),
this Is a separate account, apart from
the   general   municipal   accounts.
A matter of considerable interest
not only to the Munltpallty of Delta, |
but lo all other municipalities in the j
province, was introduced at t(ie B. C.
Union of Municipalities meeting at
North Vancouver last week by Reeve
Hutcherson the delegate from Delta.
Reeve Hutcherson asked the consideration of the convention to tha advisability of granting the municipalities power to pass a by-law that
would do away with the necessity of
householders registering every year
before their names are placed on thc
municipal voters' lists. As the municipal Clauses Act now reads no
householder is entitled to a vote al
the elections in his municipality un
less he bus registered within a certain
ti   each     year    at     the     municipal
clerk's office. Ill cities, where there
are a great many householders, in
some places running up into the
thousands. Ibis law Is a good ou.', as
it would be Impossible for the authorities io keep trace of the voles In
any other way. In municipalities,
such as the Delta, where every man,
woman und child Is known In the
clerk, there are many who believe
that such a law is not necessary, and
that It would answer all purposes of
the act if the lists were correct rd at
the courts of revision. There are
many cases where well known citizens
���and good citizens���who take an active Interest In municipal affairs, forget to register and when election tinn
comes are thus without a vote, These
people cannot understand why ll
should be necessary for them ear!:
year to declare that they are malt
British subjects, 21 years of age, ami
have resided in the Delta a certain
length of lime, and by neglect to conform to the act, many of them annually lose their votes.
Of course there are arguments in
favor of the present system of registering, und it Is just a i;uistinn Id
they do not outweigh those against
It. Reeve Hutcherson's suggestion
was pasM'l by lhe convention up t"
tho executive to deal with.
At least one definite announcement
can be made in connection with possible candidates for the Delta Municipality election next month. Reeve
Hutcherson on Thursday morning definitely announced himself as a candidate for reeve for 1910.
Asked regarding his policy, Mr.
Hutcherson said that his views were
pretty well known. There is at lire-
sent one question in local municipal
politics which overshadows all others
���in it of the water question. The
Reeve's course on this question during the year has been a consistent one
as he has been the chief advocate, in
council and out. of any scheme
whereby a pure and adequate water
supply cm be secured  for the Delta.
There is at present a scheme before
ihe council to secure this���that of going to East Delta for water. The
Reeve says that he is not irrevocably
i ml Med   to   this   project,   but   that
it a bitter and more economical way
of supplying the Delta with water can
be shown he will support it. At the
present time he dues not know of any
better proposition than the one advanced  in council  this year.
Financially, the Reeve says, the ma.
nlclpaltty is in good circumstances,
and (hat the financial statement to
be presented at the end of the year
will show that the heavy overdraft
with the bank at the beginning of the
year has almost been entirely wiped
��� nit.
Considerable road work has been
done during the year which has been
satisfactory, ho says, to the majority
of the ratepayers.
During the coming election lie will
ink,- opportunity to speak of the work
of the council during the past year,
and the plans he has in view for
next year if elected.
As yet no other candidate has been
announced in opposition to thc Reeve
ind it Is quite possible that lie will be
returned by acclamation.
Gd-eat   Northern     Railway     Officials
Promise    lo    Run    Trains on
New  Schedule,
Delta residents will read with ion-
sidera.ble satisfaction that as a result of a conference held at New
Westminster on Monday last, between
the officers of the Xew Westminster
.Board of Trade, and Great -Northern
i.ail way .udioials, (he train service
octween Port (Juiehon and New Westminster is promised improvement.
The train leaving fort Guichon Is
supposed to arrive at Now Westmdn-
ster about 10 o'clock in the morning,
and leave there about 3.SO. The
train is on an average from one to
three hours lute, and for that reason
is none too popular with the traveling public. The railway officials
promised that this train within a
short lime would be put on a new
schedule and would arrive and depart on time. With the new time
table in vogue the train will reach
New Westminster about 9 a.m., and
returning leave there either at 3.30
or at  3  o'clock.
The conference was held ��� for the
purpose of considering an alternative
scheme proposed by the Great Northern Railway Company by which a
tri-weckly service would be installed
on the line between Cloverdale and
Huntingdon insiead of a daily service
a- suggested. This plan was strenuously opposed .by the representatives
of the Westminster and Surrey boards
of trade and eventually a scheme was
drafted which will be submitted to
the officials of the company at Seattle for their approval.
This scheme provides for a daily
train service to .\cw Westminster
and Port Guichon on the west and
Huntingdon on the east, arriving at
Xew Westminster about K a.m. and
returning to leave here either at 3.30
or at o o'clock. if al the former time
the train will be a freight with a
passenger coach a.ladled or at the
latter a straight passenger train. It
is suggested that there should be a
tri-weekly service from Hazehnere on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, on
Market day having a box car attached to the train lor carrying small
market produce. Ill consequence of
the recent heavy rains it will be two
or three w��eks before thc proposed
service will be put into effect, but
once it is approved by the officials
of the company it will be pushed forward without delay.
The institution of a new train service on this portion of the Great
Northern system is promised to be a
great boon to the people living south
of the Fraser  in British  Columbia.
There is now no service between
Huntingdon and Cloveradle while
there is only a train on Sunday from
Cloverdale to Hazelmere.
THE WATER QUESTION.
CALGARY  H.ONMS OX SALE.
CALGAKV, Dec. 21.���Arrangements
were made today  for the sale of $1,-
B00;000   worth   of  Calgary   4 *,���<   per
Cent. 20 and 30 year bonds.    The Bank
ot Montreal will handle the buBlnese
through  its London office.
Shall a referendum be taken on the
proposed water scheme for the Delia
at the municipal elections next
month?
This Is a question that is being
much discussed now by those in touch
with municipal affairs. While the
opposition to ihe water scheme has
not been very pronounced it apparently being the wish of the majority
of the people that some scheme be'
Inaugurated for supplying water to
the Delta, it is thought by many that
if a referendum were taken, and the
people declared strongly in its favor,
such verdict would greatly strengthen
he hands of next year's council should
they undertake a water scheme.
The referendum could be taken with,
very little expense and trouble at the
same time as the municipal vote. It is
understood that Reeve Hutcherson
and some of the councillors are not
adverse to the referendum, and should
a general desire be exprcssd for it at
��� he nominations, would gladly grant it.
Whether the vote will be taken on the
present scheme, or simply he a general expression of opinion on putting
through any scheme that will secure
water,  will   he  for  the council  to say.
While. It Is said, It is not necessary
for the council to take a referendum
In View o.' the petitions Ihat have been
Signed, still h Is believed hy many
that it would be far more satisfactory
to tiie great majority of the rat -payers.
NEW COMPETITION.
Watch Out  for llie New Competition
The Times Will Announce in
Next Issue.
It  had  been intended  to  give  only
two     pri.as   this   week   In   connection
with  the "ad"  contest,  but  so   many
answers  were  received,   anl  as  this ls
naturally the season for giving, it was
decided   to   give   three   prizes.      Howard's  tailor  shop and   Fisher's   Drug
and Book store give two of the prizes,
��� ind   the   Times   gives   the   third.   Mll-
i iiicipal   Clerk   McDiarmid    drew   the
j three  winners from a.mong the batch
I of correct  answers.     They are Misses
Lottie   Benson  and Winnifred   Hutch-
! erson  and  Master  Leonard   McBride,
! Port  Guichon.       The     two  mistakes
j were "I'mh" after Mr. Fishers' name
Instead   of   "Phm."   and   "stiles"   for
styhs iu Howard's advertisement. The
. third  prize  was given   for  a  mistake
other than these two found in the ad-
i vertisements and It was won by Leonard McBride, who found a mistake in
j Clausen's  advertisement.      Miss  Benson will receive her $1 box of chocolates  by   applying  to   Fisher's   Drug
and book store;  Miss Hutcherson will
receive her prize in applying to  Mr.
i Harold   Howard   and     Leonard    Mc-
j Bride,  his on application    to   Mr. A.
I deR. Taylor.
There will be no prizes given  next
week, as an entirely new competition
j will be run after the first of the year,
j so that those who have not been lucky
on this competition will have another
chance.     In the meantime keep read-
I Ing  the  "ads,"  If you want  to  know-
where the best and cheapest goods are
to be bought on the Delta.
LONDON*. Dec. 23.���The directors
of the Bank of England at iheir
weekly meeting today made mo
change in the minimum discount rate
of -I 'j  per cent. I
THE DELTA TIMES
SATURDAY,   DECEMBER   25,   lOOtf,
PAID TO FRANK
I. MACKENZIE
Mr. Frank .J. MacKenzle Tendered a
Banquet by Residents ot Murray's Corner.
Buried Treasure.
(The Columbian.)
As a mark of the high esteem in
which Mr. Frank J. MacKenzie,
M.P.P.-elect for the Delta, is held
about 40 residents of Murray's Corner tendered him a banquet last night.
Among the o'.her guests were Mr. J.
A. Lee, Mayor-elect for New Westminster, and Mr. Shaw. M.P.P.-elect, I
Kamloops. a substantial and carefully selected menu was provided by Mr. '
Hugh McDonald iu his lodging house
and alter ample justice had been bestowed on the repast the party adjourned to McDonald's hall where a Work,
pleasant round id' speech and song
was in order. Mr. MacKenzie was
carried round '.he ball ou the shoulders of bis friends and vol.' d to the
chair.
After thanking them for the splendid support that they had accorded
him and the honor they had conferred on him by returning bim to the
legislature with a sweeping majority,
Mr. MacKenzie suggested the organization of the Conservatives of Murray's Corner for the next political
���battle. This advice was promptly accepted and an association was formed. The following officers were elected: President, William Crozier; vice-
president, H. McDonald; secretary-
treasurer, Arthur Moore; executive,
Messrs. Hunter, Smith, Briggs, Livingstone, Robb, Blair, and Worrell. It
wdll be probably named the Langley
Prairie   Conservative   Association.
Mr. MacKenzie also thought that
.steps should be taken to remove the
slippery approaches to the Fraser river bridge, for they were dangerous
for the farmers.
Mr. Shaw. M. P. P.-elect for
Kamloops, expressed surprise at the
continued   imposition   of  tolls   nn   the
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[Copyright, IMS, by T. C. McClure.]
The death of James N'orris of the village of Colvillo produced the first wave
of excitement the place hnd experienced since the chimney of the Methodist church had burned out seven
years previously. Mr. Norris was an
old bachelor. He was a crunk and a
miser. It was sure that he had plenty
to live on, and yet he lived alone and
in squalor. He lent money where any
one would pay him 10 per cent interest, and he was the owner of several
pieces of real estate. Among them
was an old elder mill. It was in Unrein* end of this that the old man had
bis resilience. In Uie fall he ground
apples and made cider fir all who
would   buy. -and   this   was   his   only
It had been talked over a hundred
times by the villagers Unit Norris had
bis money buried where robbers could
not gel It and that In case he died suddenly his heirs, if any came forward,
would have great trouble ln finding It.
This wns a real cause of worry lo
many citizens. Some of tliom oven
went so far as to advise the old man
to tell them lhe exact spot so ns to
save time in digging. When lie refused to do so It wns taken as another
evidence of his meanness. On thc
morning that his death became known
thc village of Colville was as excited
as if a circus bad come to town. Now
tho disputed point ns to how much he
was worth and how much money he
had buried would be known to all.
There were some who would have
gone hunting for that money right
away had not the justice of the peace
stepped in and taken charge.
Men "came from u distance of fifty
miles to help In that search, At one
time the searchers numbered nearly a
thousand, and so many strangers had
to be lodged nnd fed that Colville took
Fraser river bridge, and he expressed j on a boom. The first thing was to
a hope that it would be soon discon- search the old mill. Men fought each
tinued. He thanked the electors of | other as they crowded Into It. Then
.Delta for contributing Harry Vacey j the half acre of sterile soil around It
as his Liberal opponent at Kamloops ! must be explored, then thc marsh and
in the late campaign and he predicted | ,lle ple(.c of woo(]s ba(,k of it   Most of
11,111  Mr' Vi"'"*   "* ' s,,,;i l,"'"',n" aUho searchers gave up after a day or
two, but some continued on for a fortnight. At thc end, however, nothing
had been fouud.
Five  years  passed,  nnd  then  came
the next brain storm.   A tin  peddier
good  Conservative.
Mr. J. A. Lee, in an able and luminous address mainly dwelt on the benefits accruing from the organization
o." Boards of Trade throughout the
district. He hoped that Langley
would soon fall Into line and he soli-] drove into tho village to remain over
cited  the services of the residents in j Sunday.  On Sunday afternoon he wan-
this project
The function was closed with '.he
singing of the National Anthem and
the giving of rousing cheers for the
Premier, the members elect for Delta
and Kamloops and for tho Mayor-
elect of Now Westminster.
coiirr dismisses appeal.
Judge Howay Holds Lands  In Question Do Not Come Under Dyking
Exemption Act.
NEW WESTMINSTER, Drc. 22.���
Judge Howay handed out judgment
this morning in the case of the appeal
aigainst his lands being assessed by
the municipality of Surrey of W. J.
Walker. His Honor held that the appellant's land does not come within
the words of the exemption and are
subject to the, wild land tax imposed
by the municipality. No order was
given as to the costs of the case. W.
Norman Bole, K. C, appeared for Mr.
Walker and W. G. McQuarrie for the
municipality of Surrey.
According to the claims of the a.p��
pellant, Mr. Walker, his land is ex-
epmt from the wild land tax as coming within the exemption provided for
lands reclaimed by a dyking scheme.
The facts brought out show that in
1889 the municipality of Surrey undertook a dyking scheme. After
completion the dyke was washed
away by the Serpentine river. By
the Surrey Dyking Act in 1892
the lands of the appellant and
some others were to be
rated and assessed for a sum suffici-
nnt to puy the interest and provide a
sinking fund for the redemption at
maturity." of certain debentures issued in connection with the dyking
scheme. A sufficient sum has been
levied so that the debentures are now
matured and paid off and the lands
of the appellant are nn longer actually entered on any assessment roll
for any annual assessment In respect
of such  dyking scheme.
"Alter maturity and payment of the
debentures" said His Honor, "the
lands cannot be said to be assessed
for a sum sufficient to pay the interest and provide a sinking fund for
the redemption at maturity nif the
debentures. Thc appellant's land
does not come within the words of the
exemption and are subject to the wild
land tax. This disposes of the case.
By agreemont of counsel there will
be no order as to costs."
THE BEGINNING OF
n
TIIItEW BOMB AT BISHOP.
LISBON,  Dec.   15.���Today, the  anniversary of the revolt of    the    Sem-
dcrcd down to the old mill to have a
look nt the ruins. A high wind on Saturday night had brought roof and
frame to tho earth. In "mousing"
around his eye was caught by the flutter of a piece of paper, and an hour
Inter lhe village was seething. The
peddler was no hog, He had found a
good thing, but was ready to divvy
with the public. If he got $10,000 out
of it the villagers might share the rest.
That piece of paper was Hie key to thc
old miser's buried treasure. It must
have been concealed In a hollow beam
all the time. The writing on it ran as
follows:
"Oct. 17th, 188S.-B one B of C today
7 p w of tho b O T."
The town didn't think much of that
peddler when he entered it. He was
looked upon as just a common tin peddler who took paper, rags, sheepskins,
old iron, beeswax, butter nnd eggs and
such things in exchange for his tin
pans nnd dippers. Before Sunday had
passed, however, men were taking off
their hats to him and wondering when
he would be governor of tbe state. He
was the only one that could make any
sense of the paper, and he didn't give
it away until after he had been Invited
to dinner by tlic Justice. Then he road
it off ns:
"Buried one barrel of cash today
seven paces vest of the big oak tree."
It was evening when the puzzle was
solved. Lanterns were lit and lion-
lires built and the seven paces paced
off. They struck nt a spot where
there had been no digging, nnd the
justice appointed ten men to guard
the place for the night. In the morning tbe ruins would be searched for
more pnpers. There must be others.
When a miser begins to bury barrels
of cash he docs not stop at one. He
goes right ahead and buries live or
six lu order to make the search after
bis death interesting.
Hasty breakfasts or none at all were
eaten nex morning, and then tbe
ruins were searched. Not an Inch of
beam or board escaped scrutiny twice
over. Nothing further was found except an old tobacco box, and that was
empty. A groan of despulr followed
thc conclusion of thc search. The
miserable old man hnd buried only
one barrel of cash, nfter all, nnd tbe
tin peddler was to bave $10,000 out of
thnt. Four men began to dig at seven
paces due west of the big oak tree.
The ground bnd settled down as bard
as asphalt, but had it been cast iron
they would have stuck to the Job.
There were COO people lu a circle
about them when the shout of discovery went up. One of the picks had
struck Ibe barrel.   There wns a great
���norlets, was marked by the throwing j ���,���,,_ nn(1 u wils ��� quarter of an *10Ur
cleared of dirt and
there   were   more
.*...,     _. , *           "   rusu, uiiu a was a qui
of a bomb at the Bishopof llrwana.; ,)ofore u could be cle8
The latter was uninjured.    The police',,..   ,        .       m, .,
ore looking for    the    authors    of the   ",flecl   out'     Tbm   tbJ
ing
attack to  which no particular significance is attached.
DEAL  IN   BASICBAIJ;.
cheers and more rushes. The barrel
wns up ended nt last, and as the head
was knocked ln the prlco of real es-
tnto In Colville soared to the clouds
Next moment It fell with a thud like
that of a brick house coming down.
The "b of c" was a barrel of cider instead of a barrel of cash.    The old
CDC CATI,   Dee.   22.���That  nt
cher and Outfielder Torrey, who play
ed last season with the Logan Squares man had burled It as nn experiment
of Chicago, will be traded to New ��������� ���,,,, what the taste would be years
York either for second baseman |���,,1(.e Tw0 minutes of awful sus-
Herzog or third baseman Fletcher is J1(.,1Sp lmlf n dozen torr-jj*e yells In
intimated by Manager Griffiths He ,.,������.,��� ftnd (hen Qu ppddler went fly.
says  a  deal  Is pending   n N. w  York villagers called
and  Clnc.nnatI   and   that  1    It  cornet  ^ ^
through  he  will  get  two  players anu #vrrin
give three, -*' %*VAV-
By GEORGE HERBERT BOHN.
[Copyright, 1809, by American Press Association.!
A few years ago I was obliged to
connect between two railroads by stagecoach. I bad been doing some hard
traveling, was tired out, and my nerves
were generally unstrung. The only
other passengers in the coach were an
old gentleman and a young lady whom
I presumed to be his daughter. They
occupied the back seal aud I the front,
'"here was no middle seat. Indeed, the
coach was a small, shabby affair, n
ghost of the solid, imposing vehicle In
which our ancestors used to ride. Hot Ii
windows were up. and. thinking lo improve Ibe air. which seemed to me to
be very siulTy. I let down the one next
to which I was silling. The young
lady sal directly opposite me aud
when I lowered the window cast nn
apprehensive glance at her father, another at me, then coolly put the wiu-
dow back in Its place.
Had she been a mail there would
have been an explosion then and there.
As it was. .1 set my lips together,
breathed hard aud racked my brain for
a gentlemanly means of crushing her.
At last, finding what 1 considered a
honeyed thunderbolt, 1 launched it.
"Madam." I began Icily, "bad you"���
"Beg your pardon, sir, but I am not
madam."
This look away something of the
steel cold sharpness of what I had to
say, for I couldn't begin with "Miss;"
it would sound ridiculous.
"I assure you," I began again, "that
whether you are miss or madam
makes no difference whatsoever in this
Instance.   1 wns about to say"���
"It   makes   some  difference   to   mo
whether or no I am addressed properly."
1 waited a few moments.
"Had  you,"   I   began  a  third  time,
"said to me, 'May 1 ask you to allow j
the   window   to   remain   closed,   my;
father being delicate and I fearing it
draft for him?' 1 would certainly"���
"Had you said. 'Do you object to my |
lowering the windowV 1 would have
had an opportunity to tall you'wheth-
er I wished it open or closed. You ,
took it upon yourself to lower it, and j
1 therefore took it upon myself to ;
close it."
"Technically you nre right, really
wrong. With a stuffy atmosphere like I
this it is to be presumed that you
would prefer at least one open window. Common politeness compelled
me to lower it."
"And common protection of my
right to be consulted In the matter
compelled me to raise it."
I knew In my heart that I was
wrong, but when the nerves nre the
mainspring of one's acts one gets deeper into the mire.
"I have supposed," I replied after
some silence, "that a woman's
strength is in her weakness. Granting
your right to be consulted���and I concede you this right as one of the softer sex"���I put an unnecessary inflection
on the word "softer"���"as to granting
this right, I say, would it not have
been more effective with n gentleman
to have"���
"With a gentleman, yes."
"You must excuse me," I retorted
hotly, "from further discussion with
one who forgets"���
At this point something occurred to
stop my speech���something that filled
me with astonishment. The old gentleman, who had been paying no attention to our tilting, took nn orange
out of his pocket, tore off a largo
piece of the rind and threw It out of
the closed window. It went right
through the glass without sound or
resistance. I put my hand where I
had supposed the pane to be, and there
was no pane there.
The young lady burst into a merry
laugh.
Ordinarily I should have laughed
too. Put ln addilion to a headache
and strained nerves 1 had placed myself In n false position and about nothing.
"Did you know there was no glass
there?" I asked lu the same cold tone
as before.
"From the first."
"Then your fear of a draft upon your
father"���
"This gentleman is not my father,
nor is he with mc. I don't think bo
lias understood what wo have been
talking about. I heard him speaking
Gorman with the driver. You acted
without consulting him or me, so I
concluded to"���
"Teach me politeness."
By way of reply she took up a
lunch box nnd, opening It. handed me a
chicken sandwich. I took It and several more following them up with
other eatables. Then I took out my
flask and washed tho whole down with
a stiff horn. I was about to take out
my cigar case when I stopped suddenly.
"Do you object to smoke?" I nsked
politely.
"Not at all," sbe replied, with a
smite.
"Nor thnt confounded old fellow beside you?"
"I can't tell, not speaking his language. Put since ho Is n German I
presume be doesn't. Besides, there is
plenty of fresh air coining in through
the closed window."
Whether It was the lunch or tbe mellow corn Juice or a pair of dimples I
now noticed flanking the girl's smile,
the rest of the journey was as delight-
Forgotten
Someone
That is usually the way with Christmas gifts���you forget someone in the
rush. Don't worry, however, ive have
a large stock of seasonable gifts for
Xew  Years.
Wishing you all the Compliments
of the Season.
fisher's Drug and Book Store
S. W. Fisher, Phm. B.
Ladner,       -      -      -      B. C.
ML SWARD
The Highest Product of
the Milling Industry
Made in British Columbia
from specially selected wheat,
at the best mill on the Pacific
Coast. Royal Standard will bt
to you what it has been tc
many ���the delight of your kitchen, the pride of the cook.
And then too, in every 49
pound sack is a coupon entitling
the holder to a chance to win a
109 piece china dinner set.
From the duplicates of the numbers in tbe sack, ten are drawn
each month. If you have been
fortunate enough to secure one
of these, a handsome dinner set
will be sent you free of charge.
Save your coupons, and insist
on having Royal Standard
Flour.
For Sale by W. II. Smith.
Manufactured by
VANCOUVER MILLING
& GRAIN CO., Ltd.
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COME IN AND SEE
The New Chancellor Range
The latest and most up-to-date range on the market and   * I
4*    you -will find a Christmas present that will make the   ��� ���
whole family happy
We have lots of other articles suitable for
presents.   Drop in and look around
��� ���    Just received shipment of Pocket and Table Cutlery ;   ��� ���
also Kitchen Utensils for Xmas use
CLEMENT & LAMBERT
The Hardware Store
���f    Phone 36 Ladner, B. C.   �����
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-fashion Stables
Trucking and Draying.    Livery work of
all kinds attended to promptly.
All Kinds of Firewood always on hand.
/. 9lf. Collmson     Phone 20    Xadner, P. C.
ant. Indeed, It haa never ended. That
prlrl and I are traveling on through life
ln company.
SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN NORTHWEST  LAND     REGULATIONS.
Any person who Is the solo head of
a family, or any male over 18 years
old, may homestead a quarter section (161) acres, more or less) of
available Dominion land in Manitoba,
Saskatchewan or Alberta. The applicant must appear in person at the
Dominion Lands Agency or Sub-
Agency for the district. Entry by
proxy may be made at any agency, on
certain conditions, by father, mother,
intending homesteader.
DOTTES���Six months' residence
upon the cultivation of the land in
each of three years. A homesteader
may live within nine miles of his
homestead on a farm of at least 80
acres solely owned and occupied by
him or by his father, mother, son,
daughter, Brother or sister.
ln certain districts a homesteader
in good standing may pre-empt a
quarter section alongside his homestead. Price $3.00 per acre. Duties���
Must reside six months ln each of
six years from date of homestead entry (Including the time required to
earn homestead patent) and cultivate
fifty acres extra.
A homesteader who has exhausted
his homestead right and cannot obtain a pre-emption may take a purchased homestead In certain districts.
Price $3.00 per acre. Purchased
homesteads may be acquired or any
available lands on either odd or even
numbered Sections south of Township 46, east of tho Calgary and Edmonton Railway line. Duties���Must
reside six months In each of three
years, cultivate fifty acres and erect
a house worth $300.
SYNOPSIS OF CANADIAN NORTHWEST MINING REGULATIONS.
COAL���Coal mining rights may be
leased for twenty-one years at an
annual rental of $1.00 an acre. Not
more than 3,500 acres can be leased
to one applicant. Royally, five cents
per ton.
QUARTZ���A person eighteen years
of age and over having ma<le a tils
covery may locate a claim 1,500 feet
by 1,500 feet Fee, $5.00. At least
$100 must be expended on the claim
each year, or paid to the Mining Recorder. When $500 has been expended or paid and other , requirements compelled with the claim may
be purchased at $1.00 an acre.
PLACER MINlNC, CLAIMS generally 100 feet square. Entry fee $5.00.
DREDGING���Two leases of five
miles each of a river may be Issued
to one applicant for a term of 20
years. Rental, $10 a mile per annum.
Royalty, 2 1-2 per cent, after the output exceeds $10,000.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
] this adVertUement will not be paid
' for.
The Favorite Plow
FOR THE
Plowing Match
IS  THE
Plow
SOLD BY
E. T. CALVERT,
GENERAL DEALER LADNER, B. C.
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|  Phone 2 P. O. Drawer S
The Delta Hotel
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Newly furnished throughout.   Modern Sanitary Conveniences.   Travelers' Sample Rooms.   Good Wines,
Liquors, Cigars, etc.
Coal for Sale���Best Vancouver Island Coal.
Apply J. Johnston
Concert and Dance Hall���McNeely Hall, only concert and dance hall on Delta.���Terms, apply J. JOHNSTON
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Advertise in The Times
We Beg Leave
To notify the people of Ladner and surrounding district that we are now in a
position to offer Vancouver Island
Portland Cement
At greatly reduced prices making it possible for parties who contemplate building
to put in concrete foundations at about
the same cost as piling or other inferior
material.
Write for Prices
GILLEY BROS.
New Westminster, B. e. SATURDAY*,   DECEMBEK   25,   1909.
THE DELTA TIMES
George 0. Dennis
Auctioneer
Agent  for   De   Laval   Cream
Separators
Strict attention to all business
entrusted to me and satisfaction
guaranteed
PHONE 442
P. 0., DATA, B. C.
W. N. Draper
PROVINCIAL    KANO    SURVEYOR.
Room 2, Ellard Block,
New Westminster,      -      -     -      B. C.
FOR SALE���Seven tons small potatoes for feed. Apply to J. Ferguson, Ladner.
QUICKEST     AXD     MOST     DIRECT
ROUTE TO
Ladner and Westham Island
Via Steveston and
S. S. "SONOMA"
WINTER    SCHEDULE.
Weekdays.
Leave Steveston���9:30 a.m.; 4:30 p.m.
Leave Ladner���S:30 a.m.; 3:30 p.m.
Sundays.
Commencing Oct. 31st,-Sun<lay trips
will be discontinued. A launch
service for freight and passengers
will be arranged for Sunday,
running on regular weekday schedule,  weather permitting.
NEW Vlt'TOIUA THEATRE.
VICTORIA, Dec. 2Z.���The City
Council have approved of a grant of a
portion of the land in the rear of the
Empress hotel for theatre purposes.
If the ratepayers approve of the grant j
work on the building will commence
within three months. The cost is
Placed at $100,000. A company is
being projected to give to the Capital
City the added convenience among its
inter-city transportation facilities of
the swift and cheap .taxicab. It is
stated on the best authority that nut
only do the Grand Trunk intend proceeding with the erection of wharves
to take care of their northern and
eastern trade, but that they will, as
Jsooa as possible proceed with the con-
j structlon of an hotel to house their
j travellers. This they have already
j done at Prince Rupert, and another,
and necessarily one which may fairly
rival the Kmpress, is said to be in
their plans for here.
Death of a Well-Known
By Typhoid Fever and other Diseases
How often we see this in our papers.
Why not use a Red Cross Sanitary Closet and
prevent these diseases, which are so often caused by
poor sanitation ?
The chemical used kills all germs and odor.
For particulars apply to
R. HARRIS & CO.
SOLE AGENTS
Room 4, Hall and IVavery Block, New Westminster
..New Year's Presents..
Why not come in and look over my complete line of
Jewelery, Silverware and Cut Glass ? Your
troubles will  vanish, for   you can  find something for
everyone
Novelties in Waist Sets, Brooches, Stickpins, Etc.
"No order too large and none too small."
A, Clausen, The Jeweller
LADNER,       -        -       B.C.
The Royal BanK ol Canada
Incorporated 1809.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED, $10,00.1,000
CAPITAL PAID-UP $4,000,000
KESEKVE ITJND $5,300,000
Total Assets Fifty-Three Millions.
jtccounts ot Out-of-TJown Customers Siuen Special jfttentioit
BANK BY MAIL.
SAVINGS   DEFARTMEIST
Accounts may be opened with deposi ts of ONE DOLLAR and Upwards.
Interest paid, or credited, half-yearly on June 30th and December
81st, each year.
K. D. SIMPSON. "MANAGER "LADNEK, B. C.
Good Clothes
Are the kind we make.    Start  the
New  Year  right  and  let  me
take your measure for a
suit of clothes
HAROLD HOWARD
tt
The Tailor,"
Ladner, B. C.
TJ/ie 7)elta 5/
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.81.00 A YEAR   *J2
Paj/aofe
NOTICE.
It Hargreave Hector Harrison wlllj
please oommunlcate at Cox 24,1, Edin-1
liurgh, Scotland, be will hear of some
thing  greatly  to  his advantage.
FOR SALE.
Kitchen  Ilango,  Washing  Machine, j
Incubator and Brooder, 3 beds, tables j
Chairs,  Kitchen     Cabinet,     Cupboard j
an,i  other articles.     Also horse, harness  amd   Democrat,   will   sell   cheap.
ApoV  Section  House,   Port   Guichon.
Xmas
Groceries
Arriving   daily,   and we buy
nothing but the best.
THE BILL IN BOHEMIA
By    BELLE   C.    WARREN.
[Copyright, VjQ'J, by American Press Association.]
This Is a true story of M. Claude,
chief of police under Napoleon III.
Claude greatly resembled in person
tbe poet Beranger, tbe idol of republican France, having the same bald
head and the same benevolent countenance.
One night a ball was ln progress In
tbe Latin quarter of Paris, that portion of the city given over to studeuts
and grizettes. It was lu those days a
veritable Bohemia, in the height of
that splendor pictured by Du Mauri*,
in Ills novel "Trilby." Among the
dancers was Gustavo Rieux, who had
been active in opposing the assumption
of imperial power by the president.
Upon the enthronement of Louis Napoleon, Rieux, realizing that he was
not safe In France, tied to America,
but after a time returned to Paris,
purporting to be Henry Underwood,
an American student of art.
Itleux's partner in the (lance was
Clocbette Verier, at the time the acknowledged queen of Bohemia. Nevertheless not a word had ever been
spoken against her purity. Bom iu
a higher class, fond of social life, but
denied by poverty entrance to the society of the upper circles, she entered
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at Hutcherson's store.
If
good
Duck   hunters
this week.
Mr.  Kennedy
Mrs. Fisher.
report  pour success
is visiting his sister,
Plowing has been discontinued until the trost leaves the ground.
Mr. Morton of Vancouver is spending the Lhristmaa vacation on tlw.-
Delta.
Traffic is now coming _.c.ro-*s cat-
Westham Island bridge and liarinc
the week quite a few from the Inland have been seen in Ladner. That
the new.bridge will result in brinc-
ing considerable business to i-niner
to Ladner goes without sayiivg. Mr.
Bob Savage has the honor of ri-iiu-*-,
the iirst horse across the new bridge
There will be a full practice of the
Delta Olei   Club o.i Tuesday evening
in XI.
There will be
week.     Watch
next  week.
"ad"
new
contest   this
competition
The Times wishes all its readers a
Merry Christmas and a Prosperous
New Tear.
Cold  weather necessitates a trip to j
The word competition of the firm at
Denny & aGlluway, Xew Wet&mhmmmr
announced exclusively ln the Delta.
Times, clOBed last week. The ttrw.
received a great many replies frora
Surrey, Delta ami Lang-ley. Thi?
prize winners have been asmoMBmtt
as follows: First, K. 'I'. Wafle, .'sm-j
��� '������in--, couoh; second, Evelyn Lord,
Ladner, lace curtains, and third Irene
.Morrison. Langley.
CHURCH NOTICES
Hutcherson's
underwear.
Miss
store     for   seasonable
Anglican.
i  visit-
at thie
Cray,   of   Vancouver
,,,.,.,, i '"S  her  Sister,   Mrs.   Johns.
Bohemia   destined   rather   to   rule   it  Delta Hotel
than to be ruled by It.   There, on his ______
return from America, Itieux met her, i     M'ss Laura Hutcherson of Crofton
and the meeting resulted on both sides  House school, Vancouver, is home for
in what the French call a grand pas- : the holidays.
sion. 	
Rieux  had  been   warned  that  thei    M-n'^nd!Mrs. E. Kirkland, returned
lhursday   _rom   a  several   week's
Ion  Thursda
' I trip  to  California.
See our choice Mixed Candy
Finest Cape Cod Cranberries
Choice Layer Raisins, Dates,
Figs, Nuts, etc.
Beautiful   Pipes in   cases   for
���Xmas Presents
W. It SMITH
NOTICE
The Hicks & Lovick Piano Co.
Limited, of Vancouver and Victoria, have moved their Office
and Piano Showrooms to 1097
Granville St. (cor. Helmcken
St.) The Company's business
on the Mainland will now be
conducted from this address.
Vancouver, B.C., Nov. 7, 1909
NEW YEAR'S   EVE
DANCE
���IN���
McNEELY HALL, LADNER
���ON���
Friday, Dec 31st
Under the auspices of
The "Do-lt-Dandy" Club
Join   the  merry   throng  and  dance
ln  the New Year;  dance out the Old
���fear.
Tickets, $1.00. Ladies Free
'   Committee���It.   L.   Voorhels,  Chas.
Brawn,  L.  Price, and  Alec  Scott.
The   last   dance  of  the   year.
IHUTISIl COLUMBIA
ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY, Ld
(Westminster Branch)
TIME TABLE.
Cars leave Westminster or Vancouver at 5:50 arid 6:50 a.m. and
hourly thereafter until 11 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at  11  p.m.
Cars leave Vancouver for Westminster at 5:50 and 6:"0 a.m. and
hourly until 10 p.m.; Saturdays and
Sundays at 11 p.m.
FREIGHT CARS
We run first-class freight cars between Westminster and Vancouver
and all shipments are handled with
the utmost care and delivered to
consignee without delay. 8, eclal
actentlon paid lo fruit shipments. Our
wagons meet ail boats and trains.
For rates, etc., apply to
3ID GRECORT",
Traffic  Manag r.
J.   McQUARRlB,
Locil Manrger.
NhlW   WESTMINSTER.
The steamer Sonoma will make but
o:i trip today (Saturday) the morning: trip to Stoyesto-n.
The E'ast End Baptist and Crescent
Island Churches all held their annual
Chrlstitfas   trees   this   week.
Mr.   J.
mi.ist/yr,
the  book
II. Shirley, of Ne
has completed his
s of municipality.
iv   West-
audit   of
Proprietor   Johnson   |nf  the   Delta
it, 1, paid a business trip to Vancouver on  Wednesday and  Thursday.
A g-oose shoot was h/ld at Pat Mc-
Rae's, Pofcit Roberts, on Friday. A
number from the Delta attended.
.Mr
sev��
the
Alex. Ross, of
il days on the
uest of Mr. R.
Vancouver, spent
"Delta this week.
A. Coleman,
mdlng C<
il.ister, i
acation.
Iumbia College, New West-
i   home   for   the   Christmas
.Mr.   Sidney   Rich,   who   Is  attending   college   at    Victoria,   is spend-   Everywhere
ing the Christmas vacation under the '
parental roof.
The inauguration of the dance after
the moving picture show at McNeely Hull, last week, proved a popular innovation.
Heavy mails have been the rule
the past two weeks at the Ladner
post office. They are much larger
than last year.
had been warned that the
government bad trumped up a charge
ngainst him of complicity in a case
of murder and If caught he would be
tried under Imperial influences and
doubtless convicted. lie had delayed
flight because he could not tear himself away from Clochette Verier. Sbe,
realizing his danger, bad begged him
to leave France, and ho had promised
her to do so on the morrow. "Let us
spend one evening together," he said,
"lu that bohemian life amid which we
have met and loved. Then we will
parti if it must be, forever." She con-1
sented. i \
They were standing as flrst couple
hi a dance which was then new iu
Paris, but which was later Imported
to America nnd ls occasionally danced
here even at the present day���Uie lau-
cers. A figure had been danced, and
lhe musicians had stopped for a brief
interval before beginning to play for
the next. Suddenly Rieux, who faced
the door, saw it opened and a man I Jir. Frank Trapp, of New West-
enter. Clochette, who was looking at minster, was among the visitors In
her lover, saw him turn pale and, fol-1attendance at Llie plowing match on
lowing the direction of his eyes, dis- jTussday,
covered the cause.   But she could not | 	
understand It.   She had seen the poet.     M:     Irene  Rohlnaon,  who   is  at-
Beranger and supposed the man who ���
entered to be he.
"It is M. Claude," whispered Rieux. j
"He has come for me.   I am lost!"       |
Claude glanced quickly about the
room, and. his eye lighting upon Ilieiix,
ho advanced straight toward him. But
like a flash Clochette's wit came to the
rescue.
"Beranger!" she cried, pointing to
Claude.
"Beranger. our idol!" Rieux shouted,
taking up the cue.
"Beranger! Berangor! Beranger!"
rang through the ball.
Clochetle advanced to meet the detective, whispering to every girl she
passed, "Come; let us greet the poet."
At thnt moment the music started for
the next figure, but no one paid any
attention to it. A bevy of girls blocked tbe way between Claude and the
man he had come to arrest. Snatching
the flowers from their corsages, they
tossed them at the detective, euough
of them striking his face to shut out
a view of his victim, who was retreating to the door. Clochette. having seen
the people in the hall crowding around
the man they supposed to be Beranger.
followed ber lover, aud together they
gained the street door, where Claude's
carriage was waiting to take Rieux to
Jail. Avoiding it, they hurried away,
called a cab and drove rapidly toward
the barrier.
Meanwhile the detective was (he
center of attraction at the ballroom
To tell the admiring throng that he
was uot the poet they idolized, but an
agent of the government sent to arrest f,
one of their number, was more than
he dared do. He did deny that he
wns Beranger. but even this they
would not believe. Finally he made
his escape loaded wilh (lowers.
"Clocbette." cried Rieux, throwing
his arms around her as they rolled
away In the cab. "you have saved me.
Go with me to America as my wife.
There, free from the slights of my
family and my friends here, we car.
build a home for ourselves."
"If you are not taken," she replied,
with a shudder.
"We will escape." he said hopefully.
"Escape���both of us in  ball dress!"
For the first time It occurred to the
fugitive that as soon as Claude could
get away from his admirers he would
put the police ou guard, nnd the lovers
began to lay a plan. They first drove
to the house of a friend of Rieux,
where lie borrowed clothing and disguised himself. They then drove to a
friend of Clochette's, not daring to go
to her home, where she, too, changed
her dress. Tims prepared (hey reached j
tho channel, ciosslng It in
vessel.
Holy Ci
Sundays
Sundays
Sunday
evening,
Bartlett
mmunion, iirst and thir*J
at S a.m., second and fonrti.
at 11 a.m.; matins. ]1 a tn_,
school at 10 a.m., Fridai
litany at S.30, Rev. E- R.
M.A., vicar.
Catholic.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sun-las,.
November 14, 1909: Parochial ?____-
at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 1 scat.:
evening devotion, 3 p.m.; low n_t_E
the following Monday, 6 a.m. I*.
Kientz, D.L.,  parish priest.
Methodist.
I Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.*c_
and 7:30 p.m.; cl iss meeting, after
the morning servlca every Sunday;
Sabbath school at 2 p.m. every Fun-
day; prayer meeting every Tliarsdiy
evening at 7.30, Rev. J. H. Wright.
pastor.
St.
Service
ind  T.30
Andrew's Presbyterian.
3 next Lord's Day at 3 1 a.n_
p.m.;  mid-week  meeting-������
Wedne sdayevening at
I J. Hastie minister.
:3 0.    Rev. 1.
The by-law for abolishing the ward
system oi municipal election, will
come up for Its final reading at the
Council meeting on Monday next.
Mr. A. Smith has a variety of po-
'tHtoes.   tiie Early  Ohio,   70  of  which
will   till   a   sack.      The   potatoes  for
most part are of uniform size.
the
R. A. Honeyman, who Is attending
school In Vancouver, is spending the
holidays under the parental roof, as
is also Stuart Honeyman, of Columbia College, New Westminster.
Key.   Dr.   McKay   and  Mrs.   McKay,
Vancouver, and Rev. J. S. Henderson,
JNew   Westminster,   were   visitors   here
this wetek, the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
John McKee, "Hosetta."
The Lu.ngley plowing match, which
was to have hoen held on Thursday,
has been cancelled on account of the
frost. It is probable that it will be
held   sometime   in   February.
There" will be ma.ny former Delta
people lure for flit- Christmas holidays. Send a line about them to
the Times office for every reader is
Inteneuted in the doings cut former
residents  of   the Dlta.
Baptist.
Sabbath services���Crescent Isl ini.
3 p.m.; Ladn.-r, 7:30 p.m. Sun-lay
school at 11 a, m.; prayer meeting;
on Thursday at S p.m.     E. J. Cham
Christmas Chimes In Many Climes.
Christmas is always a season at
good wishes and loving kindness.
In America almost all little <_*i__tv**i
hang up their stockings on Chii-Khkk.
eve, to be filled by kind old Saotx
Claus. Ill Germany they make MM
of Christmas than we do in A merit,
the Christmas tree sensed.
If a family is too poor to have s.
whole tree, a single branch only wfl
stand lu a conspicuous place, ban-*,
with the few simple gifts.
A week before Christmas St. J*__1|6-
las visits the children to find out *rtc
have been good enough to receive tbe
gifts the Christ Child will bring then
on Christmas eve.
It Is a very usual thing to see os *l
German Christmas tree, wny up In the.
very topmost branch, an image or doE
representing the Christ Child, wbOt
below are sometimes placed other
images representing angeli with outspread wings.
After the tree Is lighted the family
gather round it aud sing a Chn_traa_
hymn.
In Euglnnd almost every oue win,
can do so has a family party ok
Christmas eve. Toung and old join ia
the games, many of which .-rloer
especially to Christmas time.
From the coiling of one of the rooma
a large bunch of mistletoe Is bung. If
any little maid Is caught standing
under It the oue who catches her hat
a right to take r kiss from her sxm*'
lips.
Iu Holland the little Dutch girl rtm��
her wooden shoe In the chimney pla-se
ready for sifts, just as the little tno
lean girl hangs up her stocking.
And so In some way all over the
Christian world on the eve of rhr
Iwenly-tifth day of December tmv
birth of our Lord Jesus Christ Is eete
braird.    Everywhere  the   Chrtatmi
chimes nre ringing out the niMxagt
lhe angels brought to Bethlehem���
"Pence on earth, good will to men.1*
Complaints   have   been   made   lhas
week   of   considerable   shooting   being
done at night in the neis'iborhood of I
Ladner.      Wednesday night  shooting:
was   kept   up   for   several   hours.   The j
practice   Is   dangerous     as     well     as!
ilk^al.
the
-
John Wannamaker, one of
largest advertisers In the world, says
"To discontinue nn advertisement is
liKe ta:.i:ig down your sign. If you
want to do business you must let the
people know it. 1 would as soon
think of doing business without
clerks as without  advertising."
The  young  men   in  charge  of  the
dance  in   MeiNecly's     Hall     on     Now
Year's eve   have   made   preparations
for   a   bumper   crowd.      Good   music
a  sailing j has been arranged for. and the floor
be In the best of shape.      Ladies
will
���bringing , cakes will receive the thanks
of the committee.
In England, nfter waiting for funds
from   Paris,   they   took   passage   for
America,  where they remained  without even a temporary return to France ! . ^ c,"'ist��1-'s �����-*<-ot was held on the
till  after the downfall of the empire   *2-    ;U   hfAt"' ,"ntWednesday   al-
���   .,      _ ' ternoon   under     direction     of  Mr.   C. .
in consequence of tho Franco-Pro* Brown. A large number of .the Delta
Riitn war. Then Iiieux took his family \Bho/t8 iveve in attenance. Poop sights
to Paris and was offered a prominent \wete bai-fed, Dr. Woodley and S.
post under the republic. But he de- ; Weaver, of East DoJta, captured the
cIHipi. It, having become an American majority nf the geese iput up fori
citizen. . competition.
Santa Claus' Reveng��.
Pelntcd comes advice tonight
That. "Without proper cause,"
Two foolish boys went on a strike
Against old Sjinhi Claus.
The>  sent  him written word that he
Must take two trips a year.
The Iirst an early one to see
What  children wanted  here.
They said his worK of late was bad.
They criticised his taste.
They said it made them very sad���
Tlio.se presents gone to waste!
They asked htm why he thought a bor
Would  want a Toddy bear.
They said tt Beamed he could employ
Much better judgment there.
JThey    wrote    him    frai   'v    what   thai
thought,
A protest in each tine.
They told bim that they thought he ought
To sell out and resign.
They coveted reams of paper then
To tell him what to do���
The how. the which, tne what,  the wf* "*.
They carefully  went  through���
And then they told him what t
For each hoy in their town.
And for themselves���"Oh, everything!**
Was just  what they put down.
They thought the saint was far too cSl
To 'jnder-uand their scheme.
And Aicli one bought a bag. to h<_M
Their presents, It would seem
But when they woke on XflHM crrorr
With "What did Santa bring?*-
Why, Just as sure as you aro born.
He hadn't left a thing!
BTACT  E.'BAulUL f
TIIE DELTA TIMES
SATURDAY,   DECEMBER   25,   HM"*.
THE MARKET!
SALMON PACK SEASON.
CONFERENCE ON
TRAIN  SERVICE
Xtte   Feature   Was   the   Large   Supply
nt Bowl���Next  Week's Market
on Wednesday.
Mr. Hindis Compiles Statistics���Smal- ���
lest for Big Year tor Many | Scheme Provides
Years.
Christmas market was held on Wed-
Eor    Dally    Trains
From Port Guichon and Hunt-
  ingdon  to City.
���VANCOUVER, Dec.  21.���According]	
to \V. D. Burdis, secretary of the Fr.i- ; XEW WESTMINSTER, Dec. 21.���
ner River Canners' Association, th.e Another conference wus held yester-
pack of salmon for this season was day afternoon between the officers of
tiie smallest for a big year for many the Xew Westminster Board of Trade
this week as Christmas Is on I years past. The total pack for 1909 and the Great Northern Railway of-
., ',,. j,, order to allow those at-jis placed at !Hi7,920 as against 1,107.- fteials with respect to a better train
���fending the market to transact their(460 in 1905, and 1,230.156 in 1901, or service on the Great Northern south
>,.;,.. una return to their homes 1,015,477 in 1 s97, all running within of the Fraser River and as a result
R*H ���' -i .-mas Day. Thfl market was the lour year circle. The canners are it is expected that a (greatly improved
une or ih, best that has been held j of Ihe opinion that but for the re- service will be instituted in the "iear
(for some time and wis much better slrictiona of the area in which fishing future. A conference was held in the
t~nn >���������** year in view of tin' fact was permitted on 111 ��� ��� Skeena, and a. Board of Trade rooms yesterday which
thnt there was a larger supply of,partial failure on the Fraser river, the
'.--�����( -.rid of beitter quality. The at- pack would at least have been as large
lance was fairly goal and a satis-Jas in 1905. The pack of sockeyes this
En tory  day's   bus ness  was transact- year totalled 840,441 cases in Hie var
���ei.     A    few   buyers   forgot   thai   the   ions districts as  follows:     Fraser riv-   Smith, of the Surrey Hoard of Trade;
I    was   held   on    Wednesday   of   er. 342,248 cases; Skeena river. 87,9n I ;   W,   A.   Ross, of Seat-6, assistant genii   but  the  majority were on  Rivers Inlet,  89,027;  Naas  river,  28,-  eral passenger agent; K. ,1. Brown, of
brighl and early to Belect a tur-  266;   outlying   districts,   98,019.    The j Vancouver,  general  agent,  and  P.  0.
:<<���;.- er :i goose for Christmas dinner, j total  pack   of  the  various    districts,   Meyers, local agent, of the Croat Nor-
ifea^**^^
was attended hy President .1. A. Lee
nd  Secretary C.   II.  Stuart  Wade, of
the   local   Hoard   of  Trade;   President
Reeve   Rose   and     Secretary     It.     H.
I _.,
Mineral and
Soda Waters
J. HENLEY
New Westminster, B. C.
mm sou
������
-<!���������
s Manufacturer of
}    SOD V WATER, GINGER
)        AI/E and all kinds ot
5 SUMMER DRINKS
j       Your Patronage Solicited
50O0000O0OOO0OOOOOO0O0O0OO
���cxt woel; the New Year's market
���ufill be held on Wednesday, Decem-
-*ht ���_��.
'Vhe feature of the market was tho
large supply of fowl offered for sale.
Market Clerk MacKenzie charaeter-
"ta"*�� it as the best collection of fowl
ha had seen on the market for many a
���loon and said it had last year's
Christmas market beaten to a frassel.
'The turkeys, clucks, geese and chickens v.',.re invariably plump, well fed
Wrds. properly killed and nicely dress-
��sl and the whole market breathed nf
���Christmas and all its attendant table
���dein'J-.s. The prices were reason-
>&hl-: and both buyers and sellers were
-satisfied with thc results of the day's
Easiness. The birds offered were all
loauiiy grown. Live turkeys sold at
'_*?<.*. per lb. and dressed turkeys nt 30c
'Ojtsse.l geese brought 20c. per lb. and
-ressod,chickens from  18c. to 20c.
lu meats Christmas beef was In
lair supply and sold at much the
came price as has prevailed lur'ng
*"*_*_��� post few weeks. Lamb and lnut-
tfcn were plentiful and sold readily.
Perk was rather- scarce, chiefly on
account of the market for fowl 'i*.*his
Vme. but there was no change in
pri-re. Some nice sucking pigs were
arid for 15c. per lb. with fair demand.
Kggs are still steady at from 53c. to
-Or. i.er dozen retail. There wm a
tbrj-; demand for eggs on Wednes-
-Jet itnd all sold readily, Choice butter sold at from 35c. to  4 0c.
HTSatoea were rather higher in
price and sold at from $10 to $18
per (on. This was caused by the cold
���weather which prevented the farmers from getting the spuds out of the
*3��itt_-. The increase is considered to
*e only temporary, however, and i'.
is believed that potatoes will drop
*iack to their normal price with warmer wea'-her. Onions, carrots, cab-
loges, and parsnips were fairly plentiful .ind the demand moderate with
jpncea unchanged. Apples are still
selling an from $1 2.7 to $1.76 per box.
A. Gain, of Dewdney .offered some
Joe ��ugar cured bacon for sale and
f-jund a fairly good demand. He has
prepared and cured this bacon him-
seir and sold it at 2.7  cents per lb.
A comparison with the prevailing
iiri* rs last Christmas li ids '.he prices
la year much the same so far aa
Hwrl Is concerned. Potatoes were
���mnewhat lower selling at from $11
to iVl at this time la.si year. Eggs
a>ild last year at 50c. retail and 45c.
wholesale. [Pork was as low as 8".
cents per pound while apples we-r-.'
Also considerably lower, selling at
(r*.m 73 cents to $1 per box. This
is accounted for by the smaller supply this year. Altogether the farmers are getting as good and in some
cases much better prices than at the
���aine  period  last year.
Special attention is drawn to the
Jact that tho New Y-tu-'s jlmarket
this year will be held on Wednesday.
Dec. 29, instead of un Friday as usual.
The following are the market quotations:
il eats-
Reef, hindquarters, -^er lb.  Sc.  to  9c.
Beef,  forequa.rters,   per lb..  6c,  to  7c.
Lamb,   per   lb    13c.
Mutton,   per 11) lie.
Veal, medium, per lb lie.
Pork, medium, per lb lie.
Pork,  large, per  lb.   ...   Dc. to  10V_c.
Produce���
Eggs,  wholesale,  per doz.,  50c. to 55c.
Eggs,  retail, per doz 60c.
But'er,  wholesale,  per lb 30c.
Butter, retail, per lb.   . . .   35c. to 40c.
-"owl���
"Tow!,   per doz $7.00 to  $8.50
"',)'���:,, ens, per doz., live $3.00 to $7.00
���Thickens, per lb., dressed, retail, 20c.
Chickens, per lh., dressed, whol.,  18c.
Broilers, par doz $4.oo to $7.00
Docks,   per  dor.    $13.00
Portoys,  per lb., live 23c.
"Turkeys, per lb., dressed 80c.
Geeae, live, each $1.25 ito $1.50
Boese, per It)., dressed, wholesale, 18c.
Qoese,  per  lb.,  dressed,  retail,.. .,20c,
Vegetables.���
Potatoes, per jin $15 to $ IS
Onions   per sack       $1.2"
Turnips,  per sack 6ilc
Carrots, per sack tide.
Beers,   per sack $1.00
Parsnips,   por  sack       fiOe.
Cabbage,  per sack    60e.
Ehollflower, per head ne.
Fruits.���
Apples,  per box       $1.25  to  $1.75
Pears,   per  box       $1.25
which Includes sockeyes and pinks and them Railway, H. T. Thrift, of Hazal-
cchoes, was as follows: Fraser river mere, was prevented from attending
687,208; Skeena river, ito,739: Rivers the conference owing to the lack of
Inlet,  91,014; Naas river,  40,990;  out-  proper transportation  facilities.
lying  districts,   127,974.
COAL  MINI-  INSPECTORS.
VICTORIA,   Dec.   20.���Tho  provincial   executive   decided   today   to  ap
point as additional  inspectors of coal
mines,   Evan   Evans  and   John   Slra-
then.
RESULT IX YMIK.
ROSSLAND, Doc. 15.���The official
figures on the r��mlt of the election
in the Ymlr riding give J. H. Scho-
fleld, Conservative, a maporiiy of
233 votes.     The vote    stood:     J.    H.
Schofiold,  699, and A.  M. Oliver,  300. ! Huntingdon  on   the  east
The   plebiscite   was   defeated   by   110
votes in the riding.
BECAME A MILLIONAIRE.
FREDERIC'-*-'."-*, Dee. 20.��� Otis
Staples, who left here almost penniless 40 years ago, has returned, a
multi-millionaire, to spend Christmas
with his family. He first went to
Minnesota and has risen from a wood-
chopper to boss, and now owns a fine
lumber mill at Wyclifte, B. C, and
timber limits.
XAXA1MO PIONEER DIES.
NANAIMO, Dec. 20.���In Geo. Baker, who died this morning, Xanaimo
lost one of its oldest settlers. The deceased came out on the Princess Royal
in 1854 and had resided here ever
since. Mrs. Baker, who came with
him, still lives, and there is a family
of seven, all living. Mr. Baker
was 80 years of age. He was for 17
years a memlber of the city council,
and was one of, if not the oldest.
members of Ashlar Lodge, A.  F. and
TO   SHAKE   PROFITS.
XEW YORK, Dec. 22.���The finance
committee of the United States Steel
Corpora! ion haa voted to offer the
employees of the corporation the opportunity of subscribing to its preferred stock at $125 a share. In
addition a bonus of $1,000,000 in
common and prefern d will be divided
among Ihe employees. Each employee
will have the privilege of taking his
share raf the bonus in common stook
at '.ill, i.r in preferred ac 124, or H
proportion of both. This is the highest price at which the preferred has
been offered lo employees since the
company's profit-sharing plan went
into effect iu 1903. The subscription
price of the stock last year was $110
a share. Today it closed on the stock
market at 121 7-S. Since the profit-
sharing plan was Instituted emnloyoes
have subscribed for 15,1101) shared of
common and 193,498 shares of preferred, for which they paid *"17 4"i-
ooo. At present prices the,,- investment shows a pape.- profit ef ; 3 525,-
000.
The conference was held for the
purpose of considering an alternative
scheme proposed by the Great Xor-
th* rn Railway Company by which a
tri-weekly service w uld be installed
| on tiie line between Cloverdale and
;Huntingdon instead of a daily service
as suggested. This plan was strenuously opposed toy the representatives
of the Westminster and Surrey Boards
of Trade and eventually a scheme was
drafted which will be submitted to the
officials of the company at Seattle for
their  approval.
What Scheme Provides For.
This scheme provides for a daily-
train service to New Westminster
from Port Guichon on the west and
arriving at
Xew Westminster about 9 a.m. and
returning to leave here either at 3.30
or at 5 o'clock. If at the former time
the train will be a freight with a
passenger coach attached or at the
latter a straight passenger train. It
is suggested that there should be a
tri-weekly service from Hazelmcre on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, on
Market day having a box car attached to tho train for carrying small
market produce. In consequence of
the recent heavy rains It will be two
or three weeks before the proposed
service will be put into effect, but
once It is approved of by the officials
of the company it will be pushed forward without delay.
The institution of a new train service on this portion of the Great
Northern system is promised to lie a
great boon to the people living south
of the Fraser in British Columbia and
to result in Increased trade for New
Westminster, The Great Northern
Railway now has a dally schedule between Port Guichon and New Westminster but the train is on an average from one to three hours' late. It
is supposed to arrive at New Westminster about 10 o'clock and leave
here about 3.30. There is no service
between Huntingdon and Cloverdale,
while there Is only a brain on Sunday
from Cloverdale  to Hazelmcre.
ACCLAMATIONS WILL HE FEW.
5IADRIZ ELECTED.
Iflcrry, merry Xmas
and
fiappy and Prosperous
.1910.
LANNING,;fAWCETT & WILSON, LTD.
LADNER, B. C.
MANAGUA,   Nicaragua,   Dec.   20.
Dr. .lose Madrlz, former Judge of the!
Central   American   Court   of   Justice, |
and  Zelayas    candidate,    was    today j
elected president of Nicaragua by the i
unanimous vote of the congress.    The i
session   was  a stormy  one,   but there:
seemed  to be  perfect unanimity with|
regard to the election of Madrlz, and |
when  the  official   announcement  was
made,  there were cheers and cries of
"Viva  Madrlz,"   "Viva  Leon!"  "Down
With       Monopolies!"       "Down      with
Tryanny. Lang Live the Constitution."
Dr. Madrlz will assume the presidency
at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
NAVAL  DEFENCE  ISSUE.
LONDON, Dee. 20.���It has been
finally decided that the writ for the
new elections will be issued on January 8, allowing for the llrst election
on January 13. There will again he
heavy broadsides of oratory this week.
Mr. Baltfour, 'who has recovered
from his cold, speaks at Edinburgh
today. Mr. Asquith speaks at Birkenhead tomorrow and half a doz.j:i ministers will be on the platform every
night led by Lloyd George. The most'
novel feature of lhe cloclion is still
the campaign of the peers. They
have addressed 71 meetings and 70
more are already arranged  lor,
It is now possible to indicate hosv
the: panics stand ii the matter of
candidatures, The uncontested constituencies will be fewer In number
than tor a long time past. At the
outside they will probably be 17 of
which 15 are represented by Unionists. Triangular contests will also he
lew. The Chronicle estimates that
they will not exceed 20. In 30 constituencies Laborltes and Unionists
have a straight fight. VICTORIA,     Dec.      16.���The   new
Speaking at Bridgeport,    Saturday, I turbine   steamer   Prince   Rupert,  first
Lord   Milner  said   he   had   never  beeniof   the   three   funnelled   liners   of  the
FIGHT TO A DRAW".
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Dec. 18.���
Danny Webster, of Los Angeles, and
Monte Attell, of San Francisco, bantam weight champion of the Coast,
fought 20 hard fast rounds to a draw
last night. The decision was received
wilh mingled feelings by the crowd.
many believing that the Los Angeles
lad had earned a victory.
MONTREAL, Dec. 20.���Sir Frederick Borden, minister of militia and
defence; Mr. R. L. Borden, the Conservative leader, and Mr. Henri
Bourassa, the Nationalist leader,
were among the speakers at the annual banque* of the Dominion Commercial Aravellers' Association tonight, and some Interesting references
were made to the question of Imperial
defence. Sir Frederick Borden declared that the time had come when
Canada, as a self-respecting nation,
should depend upon herself and not
altogether on the Mother Country, Mr.
Borden, while declaring that Canada
should do her duty in this respect,
declared that, whatever form Canada's contribution took, the won:
should be carried out so that when
the emergency came the Canadian
forces would be ready to act before
the crisis was over. Mr. Bourassa
made a characteristic speech, declaring that lhe question should lie regarded from a Canadian standpoint.
He suggested the -union of the people on the Issue.
MAKE YOUR fEET A NEW YEAR'S PRESENT
JNO. REAGH
Always has shoes to suit particular people and they keep
the feet warm and dry
Bedroo.Ti slippers are pretty comfy, too.    Why
not try a pair ?     From $1.00 up
JNO. REACH
"The Shoeman," Ladner, B. C.
7j/ie
Delta
uimes
*+*Jfffakes a Specialty of+r*+
J*ine
job and
Commercial
Printing
OX   TRIANGULAR   HUN.
The Home Furnishers
DENNY & GALLOWAY
New Westminster, B. C.
Wish  to  thank  all  those who tried to win In the competition nnd
beg to announce that the Judge,   Mr.   C.   M.  Sapsford,   of  Vancouver,
has handed them the following names of the winners!
1st.���K. T. Wade, Surrey Centre, B.C. (Couch .
2ml.���Evelyn Lord,  I_idner, B.C.  (l.aee Curtains).
30th,���Irene Morrison,  Ijinglcy, B.C.
and If the winners of the prizes will kindly make their selections of
the prizes as announced, they will be delivered free of charge; and
we wish to remind our readers t'hat everyone who becomes a customer of ours receives a prize ir the extra value which they receive
In dealing with the up-to-date Home Furnishers.
Wishing  the  Prin  Winners and all our readers a Merry Christmas  and  a   Happy  New   Year.
Yours for business,
DENNY    &    GALLOWAY
THE HOME FURNISHERS.
.a Sixth Street.
New Westminster
FIRE AT GRAND RAPIDS.
GRAND RAPIDS, Ml. h.. D ���-**. 22.���
���fee originating last night In the
���basement of the Slegel Company's
���clonk store in this cily resulted in
probably losses aggregating to $150,-
iWl) in the heart o'f the down tow
The stock of
tion won by England was being men- launched by Swan Hunter & Wlgham
aced mora and more every day. The \ Richardson from their Tyne shipyards
future demanded the energy not onlyjwlll be placed on the triangular route
of the United Kingdom, but of the!between Victoria, iSeatUe and Vancou-
Bmpire. Imperial unity was thc great'ver, maintaining a similar service to
Issue, before which all others sank In-1 that of the C. P R. three-funnelled
to Insignificance. What trace of this liners, while the it rlnce Ueorge, sec-
issue was there In the speeches of the ond of the fleet will run to Prince
Liberals? The Liberals were agreed , Rupert. Annoum -ment to this effect j
on nothing except predatory taxation was made 'by O. A. McNicholl, pur- |
and  hostility  to  tho  Lords. [chasing agent  of    he  Q.  T.  P., when |
Winston   Churchill,     speaking     at  he  met  the  council  of  the  Board  of j
Warrington,  laid  stress on unemploy- (Trade and mem.bers of the Inner Har- |
ment,  for  which  pallatlons would  be; bor   Association   to   discuss   the   profound In the Development Act scheme  posed changes In the wharves extender insurance now under -consideration  Ing 400 feet, but the length was cur-
by the Board of Trade. jtnilod   to  300   feet  and  arrangements]
T. J. McNamara, parliamentary sec-  made to excavate further Into the land |
rela'ry ofthe local government board,   of  the  wharf  site.    The  steamers  of j
speaking   in  London     denounced  the  the  company  will   he   306   feet   long. ���
the   cordite   scare   as   ridiculous. The time for reception of tenders for.
DR. MOODY'S
Celebrated English
Remedies
For HORSRS,
CATTI-R, HOG9,
SHBEP,  POULTRY
eitliteredlndiinndn, F.nirliuiil and U. S. A. Used by the Enitllsh Government for
over W veiirs. i hey ure the uniatiwt of nil unbind regulators und ure nuiirunierci. Slock
i ood. Poultry Food, Condition Powder-. Heave remedy. Colic Cure. HeiiliM* Sulve.
Hui i trowing Salve, Medicated Wash. Couirli und Cold Cure, I Inliucnt tor Stock, Liniment, lor Home Use, Hoof ��� dntinont. Corn Cure. Blister I'M Isb, Spavin I'll re.
shopping *JrtrlCt.     ����� -r"-^^ 'by j     Th0 Earl of Cawd0ll. n,t Leeds ask-  the work was extended  to  December
Stage!   Compjuiyi .       - Chl-'ed, if Home Rule was granted in Ire-   27.    Work will be commenced as soon
mtLpy,
!u-u:_ -cores suffering Ksscr losses
- *        T-   aipp-pi .,rwl others of Chi-  ed, u  Home mile was granieci  in ire-   _i.     -_�� win _= v.-......-..--.. -_��� ����_,.
-     !f*-T���.ed to have been daim-  land what then was there to prevent  as  the  contract  Is  let and   It  Is ex-
*"' 'S th    extent Of $50,000,  neigh-  Belfast becoming a base for the Oer-  pected   the  wharves will  be ready  In
Royal Medicaid Stock hi Co.,
I,anniftpr, Fawcett & Wilson, ltd
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Local  Agftv'8
814  llustini-s
Street West
billheads
jCetterheads
Cnvelopes
business
Cards
flitls of
J'are
Shipping
Uaga
Visiting
Carda
Wedding
jfnnounce~
ments
7/femorial
Cards
v
man fleet
Call and See Sample.
The Delta Times ls published
Saturday from the Times Bl
Ladner, U.C. J. D. Taylor
aging-director.
at
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