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$1.00 A YEAR.
Boar<*   of   Trade   Audit   Shows   a
Healthy Condition, According
to Auditors' Statement.
The members of the Board of
Trade are considerably elated c-er
the healthy state of the board's finances at the end of the year, as
thev show a considerable improvement over the figures at the end
.. i<ii2.    This is shown by the fol-
.-idiiors' statement,  submit-]*^
ted   ai i    approved   at   the   annual
meetin    last  week.
m hand, March, 1912 $269.20
���   deposited  ln   Bank,
.Market for    Agricultural    Products
Stand l"i) Well���Xo Fluctuations Anticipated.
, !    (booklets)     $371.90
Howard  Bros,   (music)   . . . 12.00
Delta Times (printing, etc) 9.25
Harrv Tidy (florist)     8.00
I.           iMr. Fanning)   . . 15.00
Sundrli s     1-75
Total       $417.90
Credit balance     3.00
The board commenced 1913 with
a net   debt   of   $102.00.    This   has
,aid off and the board enters
1614   with   a  liability  of   $54.65   of
vhlch $50.00 is due the secretary;
VICTORIA, Jan. 31.���A deputation of stockbreeders, accompanied
by Deputy Minister Scott, of the
,i n ultural Department, and Live-
i uiiinissioner McDonald waited upon the provincial executive
yesterday in connection with the
question of tuberculosis in dairy
Dr. Dechman, who has a private
.- erlmental station in the Olympic
Mountains, and is a German scientist, was introduced by Mr. William
! lore, and made a unique proposal to the government. He sug-
gested that tlie Agricultural Department select a herd of tuberculosis
cattle, and he would agree to cure
them.    No  cure,  no  pay,     was hiB
Brackman & Ker report very little
alteration of note in the prices of
agricultural products this week and
the market is pretty steady with
hardly any change in the quotations
since last week. Hay is changing
hands at from $10 to $11. Oats are
holding firm and find a ready sale at
from $23 to $24 per ton, and straw
~"c. a bale. Potatoes are holding
steady at about $16 a ton. Xo fluctuations of any importance are anticipated for some time.
Challenges Them to Arrest Her and
Then Sends Out Impersonator
Into Street.
LOXDOX, Feb. 11.���Mrs. Emme-
llne Pankhurst, who returned to
London from Switzerland on Monday, beguiled the police last night
into a false arrest. She addressed
a crowd from the window of her
temporary residence in Cyunpden
Hill Square. She taunted the government with cowardice, and announced that she was coming into
the street and challenged the police
to re-arrest her.
Forthwith, a woman emerged
from the house, the crowd surged
around to protect her, and a lively
scuffle ensued. T"ie woman was arrested and with seven others was
taken to the police station. There
the police discovered they had been
tricked. The woman was attired to
represent Mrs. Pankhurst.
This lias never been done before,
;nmental experts all over the
world simply kill cattle once tuberculosis has been found in them. The
proposition Is to be taken up. Dechman is a iiupll of Dr. Koch and Dr.
of Germany,
estimates for Year Brought  Down
���Mr. David Price Added to
Majesty   Expresses  Desire    for
Peaceful  Settlement  of   Irish
Dispute by  Consent.
LONDON,  Feb.  11.���At the open-
o    Parliament   yesterday,   Kins |
.   in   his  speech     from
expressed his earnest desire
;��� lenient of the Irish dispute
bj consent.    His Majesty said:
"1 regret that the efforts whieh
have been made to arrive at a solution by agreement of the problems
connected with the government of
Ireland have so far not succeeded.
li' a matter In which the hopes and
tears of so many of my subjects are
keenly concerned, and which, unless
handled now with foresight and
Judgment and In a spirit of mutual
oncesslon, threatens grave future
difficulties, it is my most earnest
wish that the good-will and co-
operatlon of men of all parties and
creeds may heal the dissension and
lay the foundations of a lasting settlement."
Mr. Asquith, early In his speech,
Bed that the government would
take the Initiative in putting forward suggestions for a settlement
Irish difficulty by agreement.
At thoir regular meeting on Saturday last the Delia school board
brought down their estimates on ordinary expenditure for tbe year and
will ask the municipal council for
a grant of 18000 which amount it Is
figured, will take care of all the
s.-hools in the municipality. While
this sum is au increase over that of
previous years, the trustees point
out that an extra room is now added
to the high school and the installation of the proposed drainage system   al   the  Canoe  Pass  Institution.
There ar<> now fourteen teachers
employed throughout the district of
Delta and of this number six are
stationed at the Ladner schools the
others being eonlined to the outlying
t'lie i district.
Tho personnel of the board of.
trusti 88 ll now complete as Mr.
David Price was elected to tbe vacancy caused by the retirement of
C. Davis, by acclamation on Monday
Board   of   Trade   Elects   Officers���
Chairmen   of   Committees   Ap-
pointed���General Business.
At the annual meeting of the
Board of Trade, held on Monday
evening last, officers for the year
were elected as follows: Honorary-
president, F. J. MacKenzie, M.P.P.;
hon. vice-president, C. E. Tisdall,
M.P.P.; president, W. A. Kirkland,
vice-president, D. B. Grant; secretary-treasurer, S. W. Fisher.
Chairmen of committees���Agricultural, W. Hornby; Public Works,
H. D. Benson; navigation, G. Brewster; transportation, A. Davie; commerce and industry, A. O. Murphy;
membership, R. Kitson; legislation,
W. J. Brandrith; finance and publicity, Haley Wilson.
Redistribution Bill Will Provide for
Six Additional Members From
British Columbia.
OTTAWA, Feb. 10.���It is expected
that the redistribution bill will provide tor a committee to rearrange
tbe constituencies in each province
made necessary by the last census.
British Columbia will get an increase of six members. These will
likely be provided for by giving two
seats at large to Vancouver City
and North Vancouver and a seat to
Vancouver South and Point Grey.
Comox and Atlin, now represented
by one member, will probably get
two representatives.
New Westminster, Yale-Cariboo
and Kootenay will likely each be
divided, giving an additional member
to each, making in all thirteen members instead of seven as now. It is
possible that Vancouver Island will
be given a third member in which
case there would be a rearrangement on the Mainland.
From   10c   Per   Mile   to   $2.80   Per
Trip���Federal   Mfembcr   Responsible.
OTTAWA, Feb. 10.���The Ottawa
"Free Press" says: "lt is reported
on good authority that the application of the Canadian Northern for
financial aid is in the hinds cf the
i government or at least has been
��� placed  with some of the ministers.
Minister of Justice Declines to  In-
tellers on Behalf of Imprisoned Strikers.
VICTORIA, Feb. 7.���Thc Minister
ol Justice at Ottawa has refused to
'������Mend clemency at the present time
1,1 the miners undergoing imprisonment  for participation in the recent
VICTORIA, B.C., Feb. 12.���Word
was received yesterday of the sale,
through the Dominion Securities
Company, of $74,000 worth of
school loan debentures under Bylaws  9   and  10.
This issue is a 25-year 4 per cent,
one, and recently the Council passed
a bylaw to authorize the increase
in the interest rate to 4 1-2 per
cent.; but before the necessary details were �� completed the . fiscal
agents, it is stated, disposed of the
Normal School Ceremony.
The School Boards of Victoria,
Esquimalt, Saanich.and Oak Bay
have received invitations to be present today at the laying of the foundation stone of the uew Normal
School by His Honor Lieutenant-
Governor   Paterson.
Waterworks System.
With the return of City Engineer
Rust and the certainty that there
will be available, by ihe sale of
$750,000 of Sooke Lake Water
Works debentures, ample funds
wherewith to make a start on thc
balance of the work on the system,
steps are now being taken to prepare for the season's work.
Highly Successful Dance.
The  Capital  Athletic  club scored
a great success on Monday night on
the occasion of their   eighth   ball.
The   spacious   Alexandra   ballroom
was the scene of the event, and 500
guests danced to the excellent music
of Professor Heaton's orchestra.
Missionary   Convention.
The   great  convention   on   foreign
missions, organized by the Laymen's
Missionary    movement,    will    take
ijlace   in   Victoria   on   Sunday   and
Monday next.
Meet of Sport Alluring Is Well   Attended���Will  Hold  Friendly
Shoot With Cloverdale.
Work   of   Boiler  and   Tank   House,*
Started���Twenty Workpeople
to Be Employed.
It was decided to hold the opening
shoot on Good Friday, when a large
number of outside shooters are expected.
The following officers were elected for 1914: Honorary president,
Mr. H. N. Rich; honorary vice-president, Mr. H. J. Hutcherson; president, Mr. H. A. Macdonald; vice-
president, Mr. T. H. Oliver; secretary-treasurer, Mr. W. H. Wilson;
club captain, Mr. O. A. Murphy;
executive committee, O. A. Murphy,
T. H. Oliver, A. McRae, E. A. Bown,
R. Wilson.
The committee was instructed to
secure grounds at once, and a hearty
vote of thanks was tendered Mr.
H. N*. Rich and Mr. J. Johnson for
their kind donations to the club in
1913; also to Mr. MHcDonald for the
UBe of his office in which to hold
the meeting.
Duchesnay     Packing     Co.   Planning
Extension to Plant in the Near
Future. ... ���
It is said that the road ls pressing
lor a cash subsidy of twenty-five
million dollars or a loan if thirty-
five millions.
"The government has not agreed
to the demand and It woqld not be
surprising to see a solul'bu  o' the
difficulty through the railway  pass-1 men =   v ...._,  r
-���-���_. _. _,._    overn-|\vas held  ln  the  municipal  hall on
The rate of remuneration for the
carrying of the mails from Ladner
to Steveston has been materially increased by order of the postmaster-
general's department, and instead of
receiving 10c per mile the carrier
will now receive $2.50 per trip. This>
order is effective January  1,  1914.
Credit for this change is entirely
due1 to the efforts of the local board
of trade and to the federal member,
Lt.-Col. J. D. Taylor, M.P., and at
the board meeting recently it was
decided to frame a formal vote of
thanks to that gentleman for his
prompt action in the matter.
Mr. E. L. Berry, secretary of the
banquet committee, gave a favorable account of the preparations
made in anticipation of the annual
dinner and reported that the speakers invited had all accepted and
would  be  present.
The secretary is in receipt of a
letter from the Women's Christian
Temperance Union, tn which they
ask the co-operation of the board
In their effort to establish a public
reading room for the use of the men
of the village. They ask that the
board appoint a committee to act
in conjunction with one appointed
by them.
The letter will be discussed at
the next meeting of the board.
Statistics    Issued    By    Department
Show   1913 Was Record Wheat
and Oats Year.
OTTAWA, Feb. 10.���Comparative
statistics on the total yield of field
crops in Canada for the four years
1910-13 are announced by the Department of Trade and Commerce
and show that 1913 was the largest
wheat and oat year. In mixed grains,
potatoes, buckwheat, barley, flax,
root crops, corn and sugar beets
1912 was tbe leading year. Rye,
beans, corn for husking, hay and 1
clover were best in 1911, and pease1
in  1910.
Tbe best wheat-producing province in 1913 was Saskatchewan, with
121,559,000 bushels. Next in order
Manitoba, 53,331,000; Alberta, 34,-
372,000; Ontario 19,851,000; Quebec, 1,054,000; Prince Edward Island, 628,000; British Columbia,
386,000; New Brunswick, 269,000,
and Nova Scotia 267,000.
In' value of all crops the biggest
of the four vears was 1911, tbe total being $597,926,000. Next in
order were 1912, $557,344,100; 1913
$522,771,500, and 1910, $396,-'
Lord Gladstone Will    Be Succeeded
By Hon. Sidney Buxton, of
Board of Trade.
LONDON, Feb. 7.���While there
is no outward indication that Lord
Gladstone is anxious to retire from'
the post of governor general of the
Union of South    Africa,    there are, | product up to his ideal, which is a
rumors in political    circles that he | high one ^^^^^^^^^
will shortly do so and will be succeeded by Hon. Sidney Buxton, now
president of tjie Board of Trade. Ia
that caEc, Mr. G. F. Masterman, now
financial secretary of the treasury,
will become the head of the Board
of Trade and there may be other
shuffles among the minor member*
of the ministry, if Mr. Buxton
should go to South Africa he, of
course, would be given a peerage.
The annual meeting of Ladner Gun I The big factory of the B.C. Con-
Club was held in Ladner Trust Co. ! densed Mjlk Company, of New West-
office on Monday evening, Feb. 9, minster, which has been under
President E. A. Bown presiding and j course of construction for some
about fifteen members of the sport | weeks, is now completed in so far
alluring present. The minutes of j ai* the main building Is concerned,
last annual meeting and financial j and the factory will be fully corn-
statement were read by the secretary I P|e*e ready for operation by the
showing a cash  balance of  $15.85. | first of April.
The club had a most successful year, j Work has been started on the
having installed new traps, and new j construction of boiler and tank
grounds, and still showing a small ! houses and .he requisite amount of
balance. gravel and cement to insure the corn-
It is expected the membership will pletion of the cement work has ar-
be considerably increased during the   rived.
coming year, and it is the intention of | About twenty workmen will com-
the club to hold friendly shoots with, |)rjge the staff ot the concern when
the newly organized Cloverdale Club. I *t gets properly going, an.d this in
dustry   should   add   considerably   to
the monthly payroll of the town.
The Duchesnay Packing Company
have now got over the special rush
to overtake orders, and have ceased
their all night operations.
Another largo order which is
Jooming in sight may compel a further spell of night and day work in
the near future, as the demand for
the company's ' products remains
a steady pull and the staff have
their hands full and daily the management feel the irksomeness of
their limited accommodations.
The directors have not yet decided
upon a site for the extension of their
premises but it is absolutely determined that such extension will soon
be a pressing necessity and they are
.studying the situation in all it;;
angles. At present the company
are manufacturing the soup bricks
and have sent out about one ton already. Manager Turner is devoting
his special attention to bringing the
Sooke   Lake  Water   Works   Debentures Are Disposed of at 02  1-8
Xet at Victoria.
VICTORIA, Feb. 9.���Confirmation of the sale of $750,000 worth of
the $1,500,000 fifty-year, 5 1-2 per
cent, issue of Sooke Lake Water
Works debentures was received Saturday by the city, and, to the agreeable surprise of the Mayor and
Aldermen, the price was even better
than that which the city early this
week cabled its fiscal agents it was
willing to accept.
The first price quoted by the fiscal agents, the Dominion Securities
Company, was 91 3-4 net here; and
this figure was approved ,of by the
Council. But in the meantime the
fiscal agents had been negotiating
with the parties making the offer to
purchase, and yesterday afternoon a
cable was received by City Comptroller Raymur to the effect that
the sale has been consummated at
92 1-8 net, Victoria; or 96 1-8, London, the cost of the flotation being
4 per cent.
Hon. Martin Burrell Will Introduce
Measure,    Superseding    Mr.
Bradbury's Proposals.
OTTAWA, Feb. 12.���A cold storage bill will be introduced this session by the Minister of Agriculture,
Hon. Martin Burrell. The matter
has been under consideration by the
minister for some time and the draft
bill  is now being prepared.
The details of the measure have
not been made public by the minister
but it is understood that the bill will-
provide for a stricter inspection and
control of cold storage plants in
Canada with a view to the protection
of the general public.
There is already a bill before the
house dealing witb cold storage, introduced by Mr. George Bradbury
(Selkirk), but this Will be superseded by the government measure
though  some of Its provisions  may)
Ing to the ownership of the *,ove
W.  C. T.  I*.  MEETS.
The  regular  meeting  of the  Wo-
nen's   Christian   Temperance   Union
^^^Jeld   In  the  t--^m^m^^m___\^_
(Tuesday, 3rd inst.. President Mrs. J.
, 1.aiming in lhe chair.    Chaplain Wilcox read  Psalm  91;   prayer by Rev.
jr. W.  Whittaker.    Regular business
! transacted.     The   proposed   reading
thoroughly discussed and
New Westminster's    marsei     )>���������    , ,,   .......
, *       i room   was ~.���_
morning presented    a    busy L,,   ,, _._,,.<,   ���lat   80mething  of  that
with a large attendance, Rood |nnture w__ nP(.-g-ary for tlle bene.
 ""-    It was decld-
terduy  mot
,���nnlies of meats, vegetables,  poul-��� f(t ot the -ommunity
���7.,,,  ������  abundant),    of    spring L*  to geek the assistance    of    the
we*    and P lan... , I Hoard of Trade and Other organ   a-
'   ,n   the  poultry  corner,    although  ,,������,  ln  the  f"--',1^.WS
,,,, "���'niv was large, prices remain- meeting, March 3, will be a putm<
'rouble it, the mining    districts    ��f j  "!   ''   Z.  from   20   to   23   Cents  "J,,*,,,  ,��� ,he evening to commemor-
\ancouver island. In   nound' live   weight.    There   were. _,e Pran-|��� Willard Day.
This announcement    follows    the i a     u" ducks,   these   letchlngl 	
forwarding of the petition from the i <'���������>   'V
-m_..   __   ...     ,_*__, _   ���_.,.,--.,  Ifrom     1
London .Newspaper Says He Will Be
Succeeded  by  Sidney  Buxton���
Cabinet  Change-*.
Lord Chelmsford Endorses Earl
Grey's Proposal Addressing
Canadian Club.
MONTREAL, Feb. 10.���Advocating the adoption of the Aldwych site
as the Canadian centre In London
and part of the Imperial scheme
Whioh is backed by Earl Grey, Lord
Chelmsford addressed the Canadian
Club here yesterday. He pointed
out the central advantages of the
location and said that the London
County Council had broken its rule
und offered to sell It on a freehold
basis, besides granting other valuable concessions. People wanted
the site for commercial purposes,
hut ns London was the home of the
Dominions, it was of the highest
importance, both for administrative
and business reasons that lt should
be reserved for their purpose.
News says it has authority to confirm the rumor which gained currency during the past week that
Viscount Gladstone, governor-general of South Africa, would retire,
but that he would not return home
immediately. Hon. Sidney Buxton,
president of the Board of Trade,
will succeed him, and it Is expected
Mr. Buxton will receive a peerage.
Mr. C. F. Masterman, secretary of
the treasury, is to enter the cabinet,
but there Is good reason for believing he will not go to the Board of
Trade. The Dally News adds more
changes in the cabinet are imminent.
Delegation    Waits on    Premier Mc-
Bride Who Expresses Sympathy
With Movement.
. i VICTORIA. Feb. 11.���The necessity for doing something to foster
manufacturers in British Columbia
was yesterday urged upon the Provincial government by a representa-
the delegation of the leading Industrial  men of the province.
Sir Richard McBride expressed his
entire sympathy with the movement
for cultivating manufactures ln this
province and said that so far as the
government was concerned everything was being done In that regard
consistent with public economy.
18    to    22
cents I   pound.
families of the imprisoned  miners. 15^td"WflkiBi" were quoted at 25
ylii'h was presented to Sir Richard i Dressiu
"Bride on the opening day of the   cents a poun^ ^^ ^ ^. pW
'j-ent session of parliament. i ...���", ',,,,,. appeared on the market
quantities  with the  reButl
hovered  between  41.
, Memorials were also sent during   week egg
l,l't month to the Minister of Justice I In  g0,��l"   ,,.,,���
:,l|i   Hie trades unions and from la- : that   the  pne*
b��f organizations all over this coun-
'"'���'��� while cables were forwarded to
Hls Majesty King George and to the
1"'"*'��� Secretary in the Imperial parliament,
rents a dozen retail while ll
the wholesale quota
Provincial    Government    Will    Tnke
Steps to Reserve  All  Rndio-
Active Ores.
VICTORIA, Feb. St.��� That radium
may eventually play some part In
the   mineral   production   of   British
On  Tuesday the  B.  _.-   K. Steamer
er   shipped    a    full    cargo   of
grain,  straw  and  hay  for  Victoria,
"his firm  is very busy at  present
ling and storing In their ware-
grain,   hay,   etc.,   from   the
^'"���rounding  farmers.    Reeve A. D.
futerson is one of the largest ship-
.nd this week has three teams
"'"'ing oats to the company's wharf.
loxdox, Feb. ii.���The departure yesterday from home stations
of the first and third battle squadrons and the first battle cruiser
squadron completes a series of British fleet movements spread over the
past month, which have virtually
denuded the shores of England of
their    defensive    ring    of    fighting
VICTORIA,  Feb.   7���The  Provin- JOOOOOOOOO O OOOO O O U C
cial  government  will    hold its fiist   q mm^^^mmm*'
sale of property in Fort George next iq
May, it Is announced here. Some o
2300 lots In the various townsltet O
will  be auctioned.    Mr. 3. T.  Arin-'o
The   prices   remained   the  same   as
last week.
The first red, salmon was placed
on the mnrket by Martin Monk, the
price being 18 cents a pound. Other
supplies were fair on tho flsh stalls
with steady prices.
Numerous cut spring flowers, carnations, violets, daffodils, narcissus
and tulips were plentiful along with
potted plants and shrubs, ���""���
bushes and fruit trees.
This   matter	
consideration for some time," said
Sir Richard McBride, "and it is possible that legislation may be Introduced during the present session to
reserve all radio-active ores for the
exclusive use of the people of the
province. Even if legislation ls not
brought In at the present session the
matter will be thoroughly discussed
with n view to taking active steps
in the near future."
strong of Vancouver, has been appointed selling agent for the government. >
MONTREAL, Feb. 7.���Captain
H. D. Munn of London, who arrived'
In Montreal this morning, announced that he had organized a syndicate, with Lord Lascelles as chairman, to develop the trade in furs,
ivory and oil In the Bafflns Land
district. They will also Investigate
the fisheries and mineral products
of the north.
OTTAWA, Feb. 11.���That
the Canadian Arctic exploring vessel Karluk and her
crew are safe is the opinion
expressed by Stefansson in a
message received by the government authorities. The
ship was presumably caught
in tho Ice and drifted away
while Stefansson and three
companions were hunting
ashore. The quartette is
now camped nt Colllnson
Point, engaged in scientific
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A remarkable old man and multimillionaire, cousin and associate of
0|the late Lord Strathcona. He too
O i started in a small way ln Canadan
O trading. Be Is sr, years of ago. and
Oi Is among those mentioned as successor to Lord Strathcona as high commissioner for Canada.
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Celebrate Fifty Years of Married Lifejrrv
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Well Known Residents Congratulated!��
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The Royal Bonk of Canada
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorized     *25,ooooo.
Capital Paid Up   $u      J
BeSt    ���/���������    ��2.500,0oo
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Mm
Dollar*. mtlm
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make ever
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his fin/ ,
affairs.   ""and**!
Accounts may be opened with deposits ot One Dollar and Udw
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on Mav .i��*
November 30th each year. iBt an<l
H. F. BISHOP, Manager. LABNER, B.C
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Photo by S. J. Ritchie.
(From  The  British   Columbian.)
Mr. and .Mrs. George Cunningham,
senior, received the congratulations
of their friends on the completion of
fifty years of married life yesterday
evening, when they were "al h ime,'
nol S . Andrews street, from 8 to 11
o'clock to the many who took ad-
vai in-'- nf this opportunity to wish
this esteemed couple long life and
in present many beautiful toki ns of
regard. Mr. Cunningham was also
presented with a handsome gold
Masonic ring by >\ing Solomon Lodge
of which he is a charter member,
and the representatives of tiie Sixth
Avenue Methodist church presented
him with an address And a handorae
bouquet, while Mrs. Cunningham
was presented with a gold handled
umbrella hy Beu'lah Rebekah Lodge
No. 6, of which she is a member,
and Royal City Chapter No. 7 of
which she is a charter member, presented her with a handsome bouquet.
Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham have
been resident of New Westminster
for tli- past twenty-five years. Mr.
Cunningham was born in Monahaii
in the north of Ireland, TA years ago.
His wife, formerly Miss Rliza Glenn,
was born 69 years ago at Amherst
Island, Ontario. They were married in Kingston on February 11,
1SH4. After five years in Ontario
thev came out to Oregon State, where
they lived for marly twenty years,
moving from there to New Westminster. Mr. Cunningham is still
actively iii-'i'?i| in the business of
carriage builder and general blacksmith with 'iis son. a business he has
followed continuously for the prist
fifty-four years,
Both Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham
have been actively identified with
the growth and development of New
Westminster .hiring the last quarter
of a eenturv. Thpy dame th-Oti��r')
tho Royal City's disastrous fire and
have been twic*> burned out. Three
years pgo they made a trip to the
Old Co-inl y ,������](! visited Mr. C-m-
cirgham's old boyhood home In Ireland.
At the golden wedding celebration yesterday a family dinner at
./hich twenty-two relatives were present, was held. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham have six children living*,
five  grand   children   and  one   great
grand  child,  and  representatives of
the  four  generations of  the  family
were  present   yesterday.      The   im-
r.ifcdiaie   family   are  James,   Sr.,   of
Eburne; Samuel, Vancouver; George,
Patterson, Out., who was unable to
he present, but who wired congratulations;  Thomas, New Westminster;
Mrs. R. D. Hendry, New Westminster
and Mrs. N.  C.    McLean,    Victoria.
Two  daughters  bave died,  Mrs.  D.
W. Gilchrist and May.     The grandchildren  are James, Jr., and Clara,
children of James Cunningham, Sr.,
of  Eburne;   and   Georgie  and   Cecil
Gilchrist,  of New Westminster.  The
great grandchild is Master Clarence
Cunningham,  aged  three  years,  son
of James Cunningham, Jr.,  Eburne.
Mr.   Cunningham  has  two  brothers
j living, James, of New Westminster,
j and Thomas, of Vancouver.
j     Mr. Cunningham is a charter mem-
: ber ot  King Solomon  Lodge  A.  F.
jand  A.   M.,   and  a  past  worshipful
, master.
With many of the Masonic frater-
, nity  attending,  Mr.  Alex Ferguson,
on behalf of the lodge presented Mr.
' Cunningham with the handsome gold
masonic ring.     He has been a member or the Odd  Fellows since  1870
and  Is Past  Noble Grand  of Royal
City Lodge No. 3.    He has been actively   asociated   with   Sixth   Avenue
Methodist   church   since   it   was   organized in 18S0, and was    its    first
Sunday      School   superintendent,   a I
position, he occupied for ten years, 1
and he is now a member of the trus- j
tee   board.       Three   years   ago   he j
laid   the   corner   stone   of   the  new 1
In   poliics   Mr.   Cunningham   has
always been a staunch Conservative
and has acted as returning officer in
the provincial elections for the past
. ten years.
Mrs. Cunningham has been a member of the Rebekah branch of the
1. 0. 0. F. for over forty years. Last
evening .Mrs. Coatham, on behalf of
the local lodge No. 5 presented Mrs.
( iin-.iingham with the gold handled
For the reception last evening the
family home wus prettily decorated.
Music was supplied during the evening by Miss Coudin on the piano nnd
by the Cameron orchestra, while Mr.
Uichard  Cullen  sang.
The New Gurney-Oxford
Range Has Solved The
"Help Problem"
Everywhere women are coping with the same
difficulty ��� the securing of domestic help.
A Gurney-Oxford with its wonderful devices
for the saving of, time and labor enables you to be
independent, if from necessity or choice you are
without a servant.
The Divided Flue distributes the heat evenly
throughout the oven, and by means of the Economizer the temperature is determined, kept constant,
or changed as desired. It is easily controlled by a
little lever working around six notches.
Dough and batter-mixtures will always be
light, thoroughly cooked, and nicely browned.
This stove saves you the dreaded black leading
process for it has an unchanging polished top.
If you must do your own work you owe it to
yourself and to your family to spend less time inthe
No woman need be a drudge with a Gurney-
Oxford range.
Ladner, B. C.
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J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Ladner, B. C. Phone 2
Sample Room. Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable
ShaugliiH-ssy   Heights   Incorporation
��� Amendment of Sale of
Goods Act.
Strawberry Hill Organization Meets
���Delegate to Victoria Reporta
on Convention.
(From The British Columbian.)
Tli. regular meeting of the Strawberry Hill Farmers' Institute took
place on Saturday last In the Institute Hall. The meeting was
called to order by A. Walden, president, who occupied tbe chair. The
ordering of the first car of feed
trom ih ��� Alberta Pacific Grain Co"
Vancouver, was the chief business
of tbe meeting. Alter the matter
was thoroughly gone Into, it waa
in. i Bd thai tbe car be ordered as
B0( ii us i aough orders hud been
placed by those present. For 'Ills
the members were in readiness.
Orders were placed and cash banded
to   llie   secretary   lo   cover   the   cost
ol* fifteen tons. The meeting decided that, a car of 20 tons be o'r-
derod. Kveryone present felt that
this was a step In the right direction, and were well pelased with the
way the arrangements had been
Delegate E. R. Still, who represented the Institute at Victoria, reported. Mr. Still touched on many
subjects brought up for discussion,
such ag co-operation among farmers,
government ownership of telephone.
etc. He then read an address by
.1. R, Terry, poultry Instructor, dealing with information from the negative standpoint, that is, "What not
to   do."
Several   ..ther  short   addresses   by
different   speakers   were   also   read.
A hearty vote of thanks was tendered  to  Mr.  Still   for his lengthy  report and the able way he had estab-
. tiahed himself in the interest of the
I Institute.       Since  the annual  meet-
I Ing, held In January, the business of
taking Up the deed for the property
was disposed of.    The lot was paid
for in full.    It will be r<r*nembered
ii  year ago the present hall did not
!     The   meeting   adjourned   to   meet
the first  week In March.
1      LONDON,   Feb.   12.���As     further
proof thai   the  Kikuyu controversy
bas    by    no     means    ended,    lt     ls
stated  that  the  Bishop  of Zanzibar
had   received  a  memorial  signed   hy
750  of the high  church  clergy  who
i have not Signed any other memorial,
] assuring him of their whole-hearted
i personal  support  in "any action ne-
i cessary to be taken in defence of the
faith and discipline of the Catholic
OTTAWA, Feb 7.���Mr. George
Spencer, who has been assistant
chief operating officer at Winnipeg,
has succeeded the late Mr. A. .1.
Nixon, as chief operating officer to
the Railway Commission at Ottawa
central depot.
VICTORIA, Feb. 10.-���The city of
Sandon has never loDmed more
largely in the public affairs of the
province thfl.n it did yesterday In the
Legislative chamber. For thirty-
five minutes of a session which
only occupied three-quarters of an
hour, the question of whether the receiver of the civic revenues should
also be entrusted with the handling
of the finances of the School Board
was discussed pro and con by the
Attorney-General, the Leader of the
Opposition and the Premier.
Williams Objects.
On the second reading of the bill
the House went into a committee of
the whole and no one seemed very
much concerned with the matter until Mr. Parker Williams rose to object to the appointment of the receiver as trustee of school revenues.
He argued that while he was not
acquainted with the needs of Sandon he objected to Ihe receiver assuming office on the grounds that as
Sandon would eventually revert to
an unorganized district, tho school
affairs should remain in the hands
of the Board of Education.
Wrong Premises,
The Attorney-General pointed out
that .the member for Newcastle was
arguing from  wrong premises, as It
was possible that   when  the  present
. indebtedness   was     discharged,     the
'��� ratepayers  might  again  assume  the
I offices of civic government.
Mr. Williams returned to the at-
'.;*': by saying that tn view of the
[optimistic reports circulated through-
tout the country of the prosperity of
Ithe mining districts, he thought it
Strange that Sandon should have
j fallen on such evil days.
Credit  Must   He Upheld.
This brought the Premier to his
feet with a defence of Sandon and
an explanation that the credit of
every municipality of Mritlsh Columbia would be affected In the  finan
cial markets if the province allowed
one single city to go to the wall.
The House then proceeded to the
reading of the" other provisions and
clauses of the act.
Shaughnessy Heights.
Mr. E, Miller presented a report
from the private bills committee to
the effect that the bill dealing with
the incorporation of Shaughnessy
Heights was In order. The report
was received, and later, on the motion of Mr. Tisdall, the bill was Introduced and read a first time.
An act to amend the Sale of
Goods Act was introduced by the
Attorney-General   and   read   a   first
j time.
j Timber Data.
:     On  the motion  of  Mr.  Williams,
'seconded by Mr. Place, it was resolved that a return be granted, showing
the names and addresses of all persons holding timber under lease,
license or purchase; the acreage held
by each and its location.
Hon. W. R. Ross promised to have
the Information ready for the House
within a few days.
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
Manufacturers and Dealers ln all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T urnings and House Finishings.
Phone R14 Bburne. Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow.
Studebaker Cars Cole Cars
M. R. Wells & Son
Salesroom   -   Moosomin Avenue
Indian Motocycles Phone Eburne 17 L
Hill    Hi-ought Down    in    Provincial
House Corrects Technical Mistake in C. N. R. Act.
VICTORIA, Feb. 12.���Legls'atlon
was introduced in the Provincial
house yesterdny by the premier with
a view to rectifying a technical error which occurred last year In the
Canadian Northern Pacific Railway
Extension Act respecting the securities. The time for reporting bills
has been extended from February
12 to February 26 and the time for
receiving petitions from February
10 to February 16.
Grocer and Baker
Try E. L. B. Special Tea, per pound 45c
Three pounds for $1.20
Picnic Ham, per pound 16c
Try E. L. B. Brown Bread
Vhe 2)etta V
#1.00 a year ^sr
U. S. A.   .    .   $1.50
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French regulator ��� never bit-. Theae
mils are exceedingly power a I ta ref*krt__c Ike
itrneratire portion of the female syeteai. fteiina
! nil cheap Imitations. Hr. 4. Tab's ar* sold at
; ��5 :i hnx, or three lor 110. Mailed t* any address.
I rhe Scobell lira* <*)����_, at, CMt-nrlne-i. '"��-
Coldstream Guards Not Slow to Take
Up Gauntlet Cast  By Col,
Ham Hughes.
LONDON, Feb. 7.���The liveliest
interest is evinced over the challenge by Col. Sam Hughes, Canadian
minister of militia, to the Coldstream Guards, that he would pick
from among the garrison at Ottawa
thirty men.who would beat a similar
number chosen from the rank and
file of the Coldstream Guards.
Captain Philips said yesterday that
they would be delighted to take the
Canadians on and try to win for
Major Farquhar a new silk hat.
LONDON, Feb. 12.���It has Just
been discovered that Twickenham
church, "Sussex, possesses what art
experts believe to be an original
"Holy Family" by Camillo Pracoc-
cini,, who died at Milan in 1649.
Most  of' These Killed  in  Northern,
Witters���Few in Hi ver nt
Considerable interest has been
aroused among hunting fishermen
by the bounty placed on hair seals,
Which prey on both salmon ami herring in the waters of this coast. So
lar 180 seals have been killed,
though tbe Fraser river has shared
little In the harvest and cannot expect to share much until the run ot
spring salmon next month biings
the voracious brute up the river in
pursuit of its prey.
I'eter Robinson of Prince Kuper',
is high  man so far,  having  ki'.lr.d,
and proved up on 44 seals since the
bounty came into effect on January
1,    Peter    complains    that he shot
! many more than he was able to se-
jcure the tails of, as    they sank toa
jsoon for him.      However,    even at
that he hunted ln especially favorable water, in the shoal    and foul
I ground    at    the northern    end    of
Stevens island, near Prince Rupert,
where the hair seal come in to prey
on the herring and salmon. Often,
according to the account he rendered Chief Inspector Cunningham, he
waited until the tide went out from
the shoals to recover the carcasses
and so secured the tail ami tne
Alfred Innis of Kitkatla, is sec
ond high man with 23 seal talis, a'
secured on one day, .January 19, >''
he also lost a number he shot tna
sank too soon for him to recover
them. .
Out of $3000 appropriated for'"
bounty on seals, there is still ��*>��'
to  be  earned,   so   the   Frasei���  riy'
men need not be discourag-I- Withe spring salmon begii to run "���*��
will.have a chance at the seal sen-
in the river and in Pitt lake.
Every care is taken in the ����
office here to safeguard *e -MP8"
ment. Officers sending In tails rro.
other points have   to   sea ��'*;
proper affidavits    acoomyii' ���  *��-
and there ls no chance   ���-'������'.     ''
bounty without    actually   Kill"'-
hair seal. SATURDAY, FEB.  14,  1914.
Mr Lassater paid a flying visit
to Vancouver on Wednesday.
Miss Howard was a Vancouver
visitor on Tuesday last.
.Miss Weare was a visitor to Van-
c0uver on Tvfesday  last.
jlr, w. H. Taylor spent a few
days in Vancouver this week.
Mr. W. Walters, of the White
Stores spent Wednesday in Vancouver. 	
.Mrs.. Dr. Ottewell paid a hurried
visit to Vancouver on Wednesday
morning last.
Mr. J, Harris, of Crescent Island,
paid a business visit to Vancouver
di;'. week, returning on Friday.
Mr. Cyril Roberts is progressing
ibly after a somewhat severe
. of typhoid fever.
Mrs. D. B. Grant and Mrs. A.
Holli'gsworth were visitors to New
Westminster this week.
On .Monday next the old millinery
parlors next to the Taylor Electric
will be  re-opened  under new  man-
.    . nl.
Mr. V. De Taylor, of the Taylor
Eli trio Co., paid a flying visit to
Xew Westminster on Wednesday
Mr. J. Clarke, the well-known ln-
sura! e ageDi of Vancouver, was in
Ladner on Tuesday last and made
a tour oi tlle district, accompanied
bv .Mr.   E.  F.  Douglas.
On Sunday next the Bishop of
Xew Westminster will preach at the
morning service at All Saints' church
and will administer confirmation In
the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Ellis were
greeably surprised on Wednesday
.veiling last when a bevy of the
j ung :olk descended upon them at
iheir home and the Tiight was en-*
joyably passed with cards and dancing.
Miss Helen Fisher, who for the
ist three weeks has been the guest
nl .Mrs. John McKee, Rosetta, left
on Monday for New Westminster,
frhere she will visit her aunt, Mrs.
i ' Kennedy, before returning to
her home in Toronto.
Mr. James Lamb has purchased
iln j remises near the Ladner Hotel,
which he has fitted up as a barber
shop and is now prepared for all
(omerij. He guarantees a clean
towel for every customer and has
spent sixteen years in the business.
The results of the cream competition conducted under the direction
of the B. C. Dairymen's Association,
was made known early this week
and the final returns show a Lad-
uei man coming second. Mr. Wm.
Hornby with 44.5 being the success-
nil  local   competitor.
A petition Is now being circulated
asking that government aid be
forthcoming for the establishment
of a boat suitable for passenger and
freight traffic to and from this city
���:il New Westminster. An effort
is to h.. made to get the Transfer
lack on   the  run   and   the   petition,
iiiiii is in the hands of Mr. George
. hi. is being largely signed.
Owing to the fart that the auto
stages are both in the hands of the
repair men, passengers from South
Vancouver to the ferry at Woodward's are being transported mere
or less comfortably in the motor bus
formerly used by the Hotel Vancouver. Etseept that on one or two
occasions the big machine failed to
make tram and ferry connections
quite on time the service goes on
much as usual.
Visitors to the Delta Hotel dur-
ing ih.- nast week Include Messrs.
I! A. Frith, Vancouver; T. Keogh.
W. S. Duece and H. H. Fraser,
Crescent; A. R. Baker, Vancouver;
I��. P. Nicholson, D. H. Robinson. E.
Stratton, A. Leslie, S. White, Vancouver; S. G. B. deMesouita. Porto
Hello; A. M. Campbell, Seth Wilson,
R. H. Weaver, J. W. Haldon, A.
Emmby and F. G. Challie.
Reeve A. D. Paterson and Mr.
Ues Davie were both passengers on
Hi'* Chilliwack Dairymen's special,-
��hich collided with a freight on the
occasion of its return journey to
N'-w Westminster last week. While
'���"��� reeve escaped with nothing more
than a bad shaking up, Mr. Davies
was not so fortunate, as he sustained
a somewhat severe cut on his head
'-espies a severe shaking up. His
'"���ad was driven through the ear
window with the force of the impact. "I consider that we had a
miraculous escape," said Mr. Davies.
'n sneaking of the accident, "and
'hat we did not sustain more serious
Injury was entirely due to the fact
that we were running very slowly
at the time of the collision."
Miss Turner was a visitor to New
Westminster this week.
Miss Edith Rich spent a few days
In  \ ancouver this  week.
Miss  Sproat  paid a hurried visit
to Vancouver on Tuesday.
Mr.  Percy Gifford  is visiting his
parents for a few days.
But   Loss  Has,  Been  Exaggerated���
Choice of Terminal Was
a Wise One.
Mrs. Cave-Browne-Cave, of New!
Westminster, was a visitor to Lad-1
ner on Tuesday evening last,
Mr. E. Butchart, of Vancouver,
was in the city on Tuesday on business.
Miss Helen McXaughton, of Vancouver, spent the week end with
Mrs. John McKee, Rosetta.
At McN'eely's hall on Monday evening Dr. Ernest Hall will deliver an,
address on Women's Suffrage.
Messrs.    Fawcett,    Lanning    and i
Wilson are a busy firm these days, I
stocktaking  and   preparing   for  the
installation of their spring goods.
Mr. J. A. Cairns was a business'
visitor    to    New    Westminster    on
Wednesday   last,   returning   via   the i
New Delta.
Mrs. John .McKee went over to
Vancouver on Monday to attend the
annual meeting anil banquet, of the
Local Council of Women.
Mr. John Grant spent the week
end at his home here, leaving for
his duties again on the first of the
week.  .
Messrs. Ogilvie and Nicholls, of
the B. C. E. R. power line staff,
spent Monday in Ladner inspecting
the  power  lines  of  their  company.
Mr. J. Anderson, of Vancouver,
motored to Ladner on business during the week, leaving Wednesday
For all Building Supplies and. Fuel
Oil, apply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
Ltd., 505 Westminster Trust Building.    Office phone 826; wharf phone
The municipal legislators will
meet this morning in their regular
monthly session, when a number of
important issues will be up for discussion.
The people of Port Guichon are
highly pleased at the prompt action
of the municipal council in placing
a street light opposite the Catholic
church here. The light is a great
convenience and is properly appreciated.
Clerk N. A. McDiarmid has just
received copies of the changes in
municipal government as proposed
by the Attorney-General.. He is
making a careful study of the new
regulation and fully intends keeping himself up to date on municipal
law and rules of procedure.
, Mr. Wesley Mclntyre, of Sardis,
who it will be remembered took
first honors for a prize Jersey cow
at Chilliwack recently, is well
known in Ladner, where for a number of years he resided and became
known as a successful dairyman.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jordan are receiving the congratulations of their
manv friends on the recent safe arrival of a baby girl. Joe has been
a busy man since the news leaked
out, "setting them up" to his many
Mr. Herbert Kirkland, who for
the past three months has been so-
iournln*. In California for the benefit of his health, returned to his
home here this week. He is looking much improved in both health
and spirits.
Constable George Morgan reports
everything quiet in and throughout
his district and, eaceRt tdf occasional
long "hikes" which he takes to some
of the outlying sections of the municipality, finds that he has very
little trouble in the way of subduing refractory residents.
Mr E L. Berry, the popular local
baker and general merchant, will,
it is predicted, be more sought after
than ever now that he has become
the proud possessor of an automobile There are rumors current tnat
he is "working out" daily with hls
purchase and will soon be a pro -
dent chauffeur. He could not be
located  Wednesday.
At the ball given in the Odd Fel-
l0wV Hall on 'Friday last to the
voung folk of the village. Mr. and
Mr V R. Ellis. Mr. and Mrs.
SlS'er and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Kirkland were the chaperons, and the
,-���rv much pnioved by the
ffnir was very much enjoyed by the
Militia Council Hns Decided to Offer
The Dominion of Cnnnda I
OTTAWA, Feb. 10.���Members oP
��������* various civilian rifle clubsi
throughout the Dominion will ln future have a new Incentive for shoot-1
'ig straight. The militia council
has decided to offer a special individual prize, to be known as the Do-i
���"Inion of Canada Prize.    It will bo
kiddies, the proceedings J��tW*S
well after 3 a.m.     Mrs. W.  A.  IM   -
Jand  and  Mr.  Vidullch provided the
offered to each gazetted and effi-f
dent rifle association for ��>mpetH
Hon during the season of 1914. ro
be eligible for the prize it will e
necessary for the association in
question to hold four comp.tltlons:
during the season, in which at}
least 40 per cent of tho membeis
must take part. The ranges over
which the competition will Oe shot
will he 200, S00 and 600 yards,'
seven scoring shots at each range to
count 1250.
OTTAWA, Feb. 12.���The opeia-
tiins ot the Department of Railways
ana the Department ot Marine and
fisheries, In connection with the
work at Port Nelson were under review throughout practically the entire short sitting of the House of
Commons yesterday.
Mr. McLean, Halifax, introduced
the discussion by moving for all information on the work of establishing suitable terminals and port facilities for the Hudson Bay Railway
at Port Nelson. He reviewed the
reports of mishaps to steamers and
other trouble which developed during the season and charged the Minister of Railways with not exercising
due care in the making of his arrangements.
Mr. McLean contended that a big
mistake had beeu made in not making proper provision for the unloading of vessels on arrival. He also
contended there had been neglect in
connection with the establishment of
proper aids to navigation.
Loss Exaggerated.
Hon. Francis Cochrane said undoubtedly some bad luck had been
experienced during the season, but
that this was not unusual with
pioneer undertakings. Reports as to
the loss sustained had, however, been
exaggerated and despite difficulties
experienced, a really good start had
been made upon the work at Port
Nelson. He maintained that in
choosing Port Nelson as the terminus of the railway the government had made a wise choice which
would be fully justified in the course
of time. He expected that much
would be accomplished next season.
Hon. Frank Oliver emphasized the
necessity of the government having
the work at Nelson completed as
soon as the railway is finished
Otherwise the route would get a
black eye. Hon. G. F. Graham took
the same view. He thought some
one bad made a blunder which had
provided a sweet morsel for the opponents of the road.
Progress First.
Mr. Alkins (Brandon) and Mr.
Sharp (Lisgar) both ��� defended the
course of the minister. They said that
he had made good headway with the
project. Mr. Aikins said it was better to go ahead and-make mistakes
than that there should be little or no
progress. Dr. Neely (Humboldt)
thought there were suspicious circumstances in connection with the
choice of Nelson as the terminus
such as would warrant an investigation.
Mr. Kyte (Richmond) wanted the
whole matter referred to a parliamentary committee.
At the opening of the House a
number of questions were answered
by the ministers.
Moves For Papers.
Mr. A. K. Maclean, Halifax, moved
for a copy of all contracts, etc., referring t*�� materials, provisions and
supplies purchased and forwarded to
Port Nelson during the year 1913 hy
any department of the government
in connection with the construction
of the Hudson Bay terminals at Port
Nelson. Mr. Maclean explained to
the House that his reasons for asking for this information was that
there appeared to be evidence that
the government was open to criticism of the work carried on last season.
Xo Reason for Choice.
If Port Nelson was not practicable
as a port of the Hudson Bay Railway then its reputation had been
seriously injured by last season's
operations. A year or two ago the
Ministei of Railways had gene to
Hudson Bay in order to investigate
the relative merits of Port Nelson
and Churchill as bay terminals of
the road. The journey was an arduous one and its purpose highly
commendable on the part of the Minister of Railways. It was a matter
of surprise, however, that no report
had been forthcoming from him explanatory of his visit and observations. Apparently the minister had
chosen Nelson as the terminal, but
he had not seen fit so far to give
parliament his justification for that
Grounds of Criticism.
Mr. Maclean stated that he intended to base his criticism on the
fcllowing general ground: In the
first place a lack of business method
had characterized Ihe whole year's
operations of the department. There
was a general unpreparedness for
the work to be carried on, with a
result that the whole project had
been seriously damaged in the eye*
of the public. An obvious lack of
navigation aids, in correct charts,
the absence of buoys In portions of
the* bay traversed by ships chartered
by the government had all militated
against safe navigation.
Absence of Facilities.
There had beeu a deplorable absence of facilities for unloading and
of wharves. There had been no organization for the protection of supplies once they had been landed.
Repeat! Rcnsons.
Hon. Frank Cochrane replied first
to Mr. Maclean's statement that no
reason had been given for the choosing of PortNelson. Mr. Cochran
said that he haa given the reasons
in the House last session. When
he w'ent there in 1912 he saw both
harbors and while he was not a harbor engineer or a navigation expert,
he had been forced to certain conclusions.
Barren Lands.
He went to Port NelsonJlrst and
while he had  to admit  thft it   wa_
uot an ideal harbor, he could also
..ay that Port Churchill was not ideal
either. But outside of Port Churchill
there was 70 miles of barren lands,
"which had been frozen since Adam
was a km," ami his engineers would
answer fer r.o railroad across that.
So in the end there was no place
but Nelson to be considered. Further, as this was a grain route, the
shorter distance of eighty-five miles
to Port Nelson was a consideration.
Mr. Cochrane admitted that there
had been difficulties ln landing lumber. The engineer had suggested
that it be taken off in booms, instead
of lightered, but this plan was not
followed. Why, Mr. Cochrane did
not know, as he had not received a
report from the engineer,
the country.
"1 have not lost any faith in the
engineer in charge, Mr. McLaughlin,
or in the port," declared Mr. Cochrane, with emphasis. "We had to
make a start,' and we have marie a
good one.
Early Start This Spring,
"We hope to send many men over-
lnnd in the early spring, so as to get
work started early this season. If
we deiayed to send them by sea
they would not reach there until
some time ln July. We got off, as it
was, last aeason most of the lumber,
our engines, and practically all the
equipment. If the scows had reached there in time, we would have got
off everything. We must, expect to
meet difficulties in pioneer work. I
have photographs here which show
what we have accomplished and the
progress we have made.
"I expect a good year's work this
coming season. We hope to have
the work sufficiently advanced by the
time steel reaches the bay that there
will be no delay in navigation. The
work will not be finished at that
end. for there will have to be a
lot of money spent in aids to navigation in the Hudson Bay Straits. We
may have made some mistakes, but
I am satisfied with the results, and
another year s work, I believe, will
be  satisfactory  both  to  myself and
LONDON, Feb. 11.���While it is
i quite unlikely that Viscount' Har-
jdinge will retire at an early date,
| the conviction is growing that when
j that time does come he will be suc-
I ceeded by Lord Kitchener as viceroy
i of India.
Crop    instructor Makes    Important
Announcement at Convention of
B. C. Dairymen.
CHILLIWACK, FeD. 6.���The Annual Convention of the B. C. Dairymen assembled yesterday morning in
the opera house, Chilliwack. Hon.
Price Ellison and Deputy Minister
Scott were unable to be present.
The afternoon session was addressed
by the president who reviewed the
work of the year. The Mayor of
the city, H. J. Barber, then welcomed the convention, remarking that
it was fitting that it should be held
in such a prominent ceatre of the
dairy industry as Chilliwack.
J. C. Ready, soil and crop instructor, of Victoria, delivered an address on crops and crop rotation. A
brief discussion followed, In which
J. C. Langdon, a pioneer of dairying
in Washington took a prominent
The instructor announced that it
was the government's intention in
connection with the establishment of
investigation stations to distribute
seed corn and alfalfa seed during
the coming season.
A demonstration in testing and
judging of dairy cows occupied the
rest ot the afternoon, this being
held in the B. C. E. R. freight sheds
by C. H. Eckles, M.Sc, of Columbia,
Mo., professor of animal husbandry.
The night session was devoted to
matters of routine with an address
on "Milk for the Market," by C.
W. Birch, Victoria.
The Ladner - Steveston
ferry Service
Beginning Monday, September 15,
the steamer New Delta will run on
her fall and winter schedule, as follows: Leaves at 8.30 a.m. affd 3.30
p.m. Vancouver passengers can
make connection by taking the 8.30
a.m. and 3.30 p.m. cars at Granville street station. New Westminster passengers should take the
Eburne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and the Steveston cars at
You waste In loc'-in**- up domestic help could be saved
by simply inserting a " Help
Wanted" ad. In our Classified
Columns. Our paper Is read
by the desirable class, and
goes into hundreds of homes
that get no other.
LAMB- ���y___f_
Wants to See You
Ladner Hotel Barbershop
A clean towel every customer.
Girls' Hair Pointed and Singed
that's Your Phone Number?"
Can You Answer This Question
If not, don't you know you are
losing business and running risk.
Whait is more necessary than a telephone in case oi sickness or fire?
Delta   Telephone   Co.,   Ltd.
Hails Prairie Association Will Col-
l��ct Data.���F- ight BiU Averages
$100 Pe.- Day.
Ladner Hotel
Ladner, B. C.
Special  attention  given  to
auto parties and tourists.
Telephone 38.
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
Perry Auto Stage
ladder-Vancouver Service
Auto leaves corner Fraser
Arm and River Road at 7:00
and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 and
6:00 p.m., connecting with all
ferries at Woodward's Landing.
Ferry Free.
For Sale, For Exchange. Wanted ta
Purchase, To Let, Lost. Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, IS cents tor any on*
advt. These rates tor cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be in by 2 p.m.
on Thursday.
WANTED.���Elderly man, single,
seeks situation as help; service
for board. Must move residence
immediately. Address, 1., Post
Office, Ladner.
TO LOAN.���$3,000 on first morti
gage, improved Delta farm land.
E. P. Douglas, Ladner.
FOR SALE���160 acres first class
Delta land, with good buildings.
Phone 612, G. Dennis, R. R. No. 1,
New Westminster, B.C.
DAIRY FARM���Wanted to rent 100
to 160 acres, house and barn, with
option to buy. W. P. Challes,
box 20, Bburne station, Bburne,
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of  Soda  Water,
Ginger Ale,  and all Kinds of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
Highest Prices for Live and Urease*
Poultry,   Fresh Eggs and   Produce.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market, Main St.,    Vancouver.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prices Paid.       **-"     )
WHITE ROCK, Feb. 9.���The second meetlig of the Hall's Prairie
Association was held Friday afternoon in the Hall's Prairie school
house, *vith Mr. W. Brown in the
chair. Messrs. Howe, Clark, Curtis
and Zimmerman were elected as
executive officers, and Councillor
Bradshaw as honorary secretary. The
G. N. R. train service was the first
matter under discussion. Mr. Tucker
reported that from figures gathered
Hall's Prairie was paying the G. N.
R. an average freight bill of $100 a
day at the present time. This figure
was based upon the fact that the
local shingle mill freight account
stood at about $1200 per month, and
the two stores at $100 per month;
milk shipped ran to about $400;
sundry shipments of pigs, chickens,
fruit, etc., ran into big figures.
jTbese shipments are mainly divided
[between the markets of New Westminster and Vancouver.
It was resolved  to collect  further
data and then appeal to the G. N. R.
for a better service on this N. W. &
Is. branch of their system.
���     A lengthy  discussion  then    took
I place regarding rules and bylaws of
Ithe association which was finally ad-
jjourned till 2 p.m. Saturday, February 21.    Membership tecs to the association were placed at $1.00, and
will be receivable at the next meei-
ing.    White Rock residents attended
the meeting today and were enrolled
as members of the association.
Authorized Capital  $250,000.00.
H. A. MacDonald,   .Managing Director.
Delta Board of Trade
Second Annual Dinner
Friday, February 20th, 1914
Hon. W. R. Koss and other members of the Local Legislature.
Miss   Ella   Walker.   Soprano.
Mr. B. C. Hilllam, Society Entertainer.
Howard Bros.' Orchestra will play selections during dinner.
To  be obtained  of the Dinner Committee,  Dr.  A.  A.  King,  D.  B.
Grant,   E.  T.   Calvert,  W. A. Kirkland, E. I.. Berry, Secretary.
MEDICINE HAT ,Feb.  6.���Alder-
mai   McLean wpk last night ejected
li.-m  the  council   meeting  during  a
discussion of the license by-law.     He
refused to vote when called upon to
do so and  when called to apologize
; to tho chair for disrespect, agan
I fused.      He was given the choice of
; walking   out   or  going   in   a  policeman's arms, and he chosp the former.
nic/ily ��'.or��  crmsha,  cure3  coldv snd  healths throat a.-.d luncs.        :: 25 ccr.ts-
LONDON', Feb. 6.���The arrival in
London of the Bishop of Zanzibar
has revived interest in the Kikiyu
controversy which for some weeks
past has threatened to disrupt the
Church of England over the right of
bishops of the Anglican Church to
administer the sacrament of Holy
Communion to people who have not
teen confirmed according to the rubrics of the Church of England.
NEW YORK, Feb. 11.���Hans
Schmidt, who murdered Anna Au-
! muller and cut her body to frag-
tnenta, dropping it piece by piece
J into the river, was sentenced , to
j tlie in the electric chair during the
i week beginning March 23, by Justice
[Davis  today.
Ottawa  Paiiet*    Predicts Thai   This
Win Be the Attitude cf the
OTTAWA, Feb. 7.���The Evening
Citizen says: "it Ig rumored that
when the budget debate takes place.
next month, the Liberals will make
a general attack on the tariff, not
limited to the free food idea as enunciated by Sir Wilfrid Laurier. To a
section of the party that particular
policy appeals, but the rural wing
objects. So It Is that a general crusade against the tariff on manufactures as well as on free food is said
to be in  contemplation.
"As previously indicated the government may make a few changes in
the tariff this year, but no revision of
any important or sweeping character
is indicated."
B ,. Be
' e
SATURDAY, FEB.   14,  1Dl4
Dr.   Louis   Drchmiinn   Outlines   l'n-
iimiiiI   Ideas  on  Subject  of
i ubercnlosls in Cattle.
A statement as to the origin tot
tuberculosis, which is so diametrically opposed to commonly accepted
theories that a proof of its truth
would revolutionize in a very shorl
space of time the whole manner of
treatment of the disease throughout
the world was made before a large
and scientific audience at the executive chamber of the Legislature recently by  l'r. Louis Dechmann.
Dr. Dechmann was introduced by
William Blakemore and there were
present all the members of the provincial cabinet and the officials of
department or agriculture, Dr. Shaw,
chief "agricultural adviser to the C.
N. IL; Van Norman, dean of the
faculty of the agricultural science at
the California university; Dr. Had-
win, D.V.S.; P. IL -Moore, Of the
Agassiz Experimental Farm; John
A. Turin : of Calgary; w. I*:. Scott,
Deputv Minister of Agriculture; \V.
-j-.  mi !���  Live Stock Commis
sioner ror llritish Columbia; Dr. A,
Knight, a I Dr S. A. K. White, pro-
vinci.'i!   veterinarians.
Dr. Decbmann's statement waa the
briefest outline of bis therapy, but
What he said was of the deepest
Significance, lie prefaced his remarks by stating that the foundation of his philosophy was that, by
removing the cause, the effect must
disappear; that there are sixteen
minerals in the animal and human
organisms, and that when these are
present In their proper proportions
the organism is healthy. On the
contrary, should any one of these
mineral's be absent, either entirely
or in their proper proportions, it is
impossible for the remaining fifteen
to perform their chemical functions,
and disease results. His system is
to provide tbe minerals lac-king in
the organism, whether human or
animal, thus removing the cause,
and the disease (or, more properly
speaking, the symptom) must disappear.
Dr. Dechmann boldly claimed that
the tubercle bacillus was not tbe
cause, bul the result of the disease,
because In the earlier stages it was
Impossible to detect these bacilli
under the microscope. His method
of cure, therefore, was to feed to
the diseased organism the mineral
foods necessary to produce pure bactericide blood, which would itself
Insure immunity of the organism
from nil harmful bacteria.
Referring to the tuberculin test,
he drew attention to the statement
by Prof, Koch, the discoverer, In
1909, that this was powerless
against tuberculosis. The doctor
stated that he was convinced, and
many scientists shared his opinion,
thai grave risks were incurred of
creating tuberculosis by administering the tuberculin. Furthermore,
the tuberculin might itself become
infected by bacteria during the pro-
..  .  ol preparation and injection.
He s ated with reference to
Ber urns and specifies that since nature never created two organisms
alike the idea of a serum or a specific for any disease, particularly of
the family oi scrofulosls, waB as
ehlmi rlcal as the elixir of life or the
philosi pher's stone. He had himself cured hundreds of cases of tuberculosis, bul he had no serum, no
specific, but simply constitutional
treatment varying according to the
needs of each individual case. His
system was preventive based u].on
the elimination of the cause.
Dr. Dechmann stated that he
asked no money from the government other than the actual cost of
demonstrating ihe truth of his statement, His ingredients would cost
Out a few hundred dollars and the
other cos's would be represented by
the feeding and herding of the test
cattle for Blx months. He had never
receivi d any governmental assist-
kistance during bis thirty years of
study. For eighteen years be had
experimented with some six hundred
different vegetables at his own expense, Hi bad raised fifteen Hum-
sand chickens for purposes ol experiment, and In passing he drew
attention to the taci that In sharp
oontr.ist to the care and attention
paid to the health of the milk cow
was the carelessness displayed in
the feeding a' p ultrj. tne latter,
living to a very large extent oh de- |
cayerl and Infected matter. The egg
and the milk were the only two
foods containing all the constituents
of an organism, nnd one should be
as healthy as the othpr, and If both
were not healthy they could not produce the proper chemical conditions,
His proposed jure is simple
enough. Since It comprises proper
sanittiry conditions in the byre, the
feeding to the test cattle, in con-
centrat- d f irm, the requisite organic material foods. These contain no poisonous matter, he said,
and-Hie dairy nan and farmer could
be Instructed in how to grow feed
com the proper minerals, and
so ' th< ir stock in a healthy
���IH,., 11,ou.
A number of question were asked
by tbe scientists present and answered i (   Dr,  Dechmann.
sir Richard McBride stated thai
1)r    i) chmtmn's   Ideas  were  novel
and nlOSt valuable, and concluded by
Stftttng that the executive would
give the matter their earnest consideration.
THE public are hereby notified that
through an error of our advertising
manager the circular recently issued by us
stated that we had purchased the entire
stock of F. CULLIS, of Ladner, B. C, when
the fact is that we only purchased $462.00
worth of his shoe stock.
The whole question had been
1 brought beforetbe recent inter-pro- j
vincial conference and he did not
think the ease for the Maritime prov- ,
iuces could have been put more thor- i
| oughlv than it was by the Prime Min-
i isters. However, since the premiers
of the provinces then assembled had
declined to take any action or pass
any resolution it did not seem to the
government that they could propose
any remedy for the situation.
Delta  municipality ta  s ,
the mouth of the Eraser Ri 6m, ��<
finest agricultural district in iw?
The chief Interests in the Dei����� C'
farming, dairying, fruit cuf,���a.r-
market  gardening,  sheep an i '
breeding.    There   are
Road's    Entry    Culls    Attention to
Tills Coming Centre in Newer
British Coliinibiu.
S5se "-����� �����*���.��?��
The railhead of the Grand Trunk
Pacific was carried across the Fraser
rher at -Fort George and now rests
at Prince George, the railway's
townsite at the junction of the Fraser
and Nechaco. Work is going forward 011 the completion of the link
of some 100 miles that will connect
the Fast and West ends of the steel
and give the new transcontinental a
through line to the Pacific. Mr.
.Morley Donaldson, a vice-president
Of the G. T. P, Company, has recently stated that tho ends will be linked
up before June of this year. Construction trains are now operating
on the Edmonton section of the line
into Prince George and the new central metropolis in embryo has at
last a place on the railway map of
The entry of the Grand Trunk Pacific and the prospects of unusual
advancement ln tbat new region calls
attention anew to the position, development and possibilities of a coming centre of business in newer British Columbia, more especially when
as a sign of the future anticipated
for this city, the interesting fact has.
been recorded that in September of
last year there were sold by public
auction 1800 lots in Prince George
realizing $1,750,000,
The London Times, writing up this
Townsite, said: "This place holds a
Strategic position in economical development of the interior of llritish
Columbia. Jt is recognized to be the
mosi Important centre in the Interior
and a population of 20,000 is fully
anticipated within the next few
Prince George is about equal distance from the cities of Edmonton,
Prince Hupert, (terminal of the G.
T. P. lines on the Pacific), and Vancouver, being approximately 460
miles from each.
it is situated immediately at the
confluence of the Fraser and Nechaco
rivers, the former from the East
and the latter from the West, which
joined pour their volume thence in
a soutlierly direction.
Prince George is approximately in
North latitude 54 degrees, and is the
key to the upper Peace river territory, the distance to Dunvegan in
the Peace river section of Alberta
bt Ing 320 miles.
Owing to the persistence wilh
which the Siwash Indians refused to
sell their "rancherie'' to the railway,
it was not until latter part of last
year that thr; "brush" covering it was
Its streets are now being graded,
and sidewalks laid. The city was
laid out by specialists to fit the conformation of the land as shown by a
contour map prepared by G. T. P.
engineers. As a result. Prince George
is a beautiful as well as up-to-date
city set In the enchanting surroundings of the Fraser and Nechaco valleys, with a back-ground of distant
mountain ranges. Only the headquarters of the contractors for the
G. T. P, and a branch bank were on
the site as late as December. Tills
ls now being changed and buildings,
commercial, are in course of construction,
As evidence of business activity in
this north country in the past three
years, one cannot sufficiently admire
the towns or Fort George and South
Fort George, which have pressed up
as closely as their limits permitted
the former to the west and the latter to the south of Prince George.
These lev. lis possess a resilient popu-
ntion of over 2000, hav* good streets
and sidewalks, electric lighting, tele-
,'...��� . I legraph, hospital churches,
schools, banks, commercial houses,
hotels. restaurants, newspapers,
theatres, rinks and post offices. In
the near future electric power, which
I? available in almost unlimited
quantity, will be brought to Prince
George, which nature seems to have
destined to become the Metropolis
of Central *3. C.
The waterways of the Fraser and
Nechaco rivers, 'with their tributaries, permit of over 1000 miles of
navigation by stern-wheel boats,
some dozen of which are now In commission. Cable-ferries have been Installed  and  roads hewn  out  of the
woods by the government, who have
excellent government offices and
maintain an efficient police force.
Each town has appointed Its
Hoard of Trade, and has a fire fighting equipment. Races and an annual exhibit of agricultural products,
livestock and poultry are held. In
a word all the above products of
civilization, not mentioning motor
ears and boats are in evidence everywhere.
Wages, especially for skilled carpenters, are excellent and they are
in good demand. The cost of provisions, etc., whilst high, compare
most favorably with that in other
Number  of  Representatives   of  island Will He Left to Committee
on Details.
OTTAWA, Feb. 11.���British Co^
Iumbia will have thirteen members-
ln the next parliament. The redis--
tribution bill was brought down in.
the house yesterday by Premier^
Borden, and it provides for thirteen
members for the coast province.
Outside of naming the number of
members each province will have.1
the bill gave no detail.   The work of
go into supply were offered during
the afternoon and evening. Dr.
Neely, Humboldt, moved to present
certain charges against Mr. Glien
Campbell, late member for Dauphin
and now superintendent of Indian
agencies, to which Hon. Dr. Roche
made reply. Hon. H. R. Emmerson, Westmoreland, divided the
House on a motion In connection
with the action of present government in placing basic slag on the
dutiable list. The vote against restoring that commodity to the free
list was S3 to 4 4.
Hallway Act Amendment.
Mr). Demers, St. John<-lberville,
introduced a bill to amend the Railway Act so as to make more explicit
Section 298, which refers to the setting on fire of crops, fences, etc., by
The law at present makes the
railway company owning the locomotive responsible for damages, but,
as .Mr. Demers pointed out, it is of
little value in many cases, because
there may be two or more railroads
using the same iin0 of track and
the claimant for damages is unable
to prove which locomotive is responsible. The bill was given its first
Premier Borden then introduced
the Redistribution Bill, of which he
gave notice last week. He pointed
out the necessity under the B. N. A.
Act of the readjustment and reviewed legislative regulations governing
such adjustment. While the principle
or representation by population was
the rule, he pointed out that it was
not absolutely accurate, because it
was provided there should be no re-
ed a representation beyond lhat
which it was really entitled. It secured six when it was only entitled
to five. The redistribution bill of
1882 did not diminish its representation though it vvas then entitled to
no more than five, but this might be
due to the fact that there was no previous census of the island with which
to compare the census of 1881.
Four Senators.
Mr. Borden added that in the bill
which he was now introducing to
parliament he had left blank the
number of members which the island
should receive and the committee
would have to take up the matter. He
said that u3 bearing on this question
ths island provinces now had four
Senators and if the B. N. A. Act was
followed it would have three in the
Commons. it was somewhat incongruous that any province should
have a smaller representation in the
House than iu the Senate. At a
later date he would explain tlie principles upon which representation In
the Senate had been established. He
was not aware cf any legislative
body where the representation of a
province was less iu the Dower House
than in the Upper.
yield is the largest per acre Tn cl?
ada, and the sheep and horses bEi
are the finest in British Columhi-.
Along the south bank of the ).v��
River there are splendid s'tesl���
industries. 8 ���<"
Board   of  Trade.���President,
McKee; secretary, S. wrFislisr *'
Juatices of Peace���H. D. Benson u
J. Kirkland, J. McKee, E. I, Berry'
Police  Magistrate.���J.  McKee.
Medical Health Officer.���Dr. j. k.h
A< King and Dr.
VICTORIA, Feb. 10.��� The government has approved the appointment
of Dr. Bapty as acting secretary to
the Provincial Board of Health, consequent on the retirement of Dr.
r.  J.
redrafting the constituencies will 7.0| auction   in   the  number  of  members
lrom any province unless its popula
ted to a committee of seven, which'
the premier announced will be namJ
ed as soon as tbe bill gets its second-
Hiding. The figures for one province, Prince Edward Island, were
left in b'ank, and the vexed question'
as to whether the island is to have'
its present  membership of  four re
tained or cut down to three as strict j Quebec 65;    Nova
Interpretation of the B. N. A. Ac61 Brunswick 15.
tion in proportion to the whole population of Canada had diminished by
one-twentieth part or upwards since
the previous census.
Membership ih Past.
On 1867 there were 181 members,
divided   as     follows:   Ontario,     82;
Scotia,    1_; New
will demand, will be left to the com-*
Total Increase.
If Prince Edward Island Is granted four members, then the next-
House of Commons will consist of
235 members, an increase of 14������
otherwise; there will be 234 mem-i
bers. Quebec as the basis of representation by the B. N. A. Act, will'
remnin at 65 members. Ontario
loses four numbers, its representation being- cut down from 8 6 to 8*2.-
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick?
will also lose two members each,
their representation being cut down'
from IS to 16 in Nova Scotia and1
from 13 to 11 in New Brunswick.
West Benefits.
All of the western provinces will
have big increases in representation.-
There will be no less than 23 new
members in the next parliament'
from Western Canada. Manitoba
and Saskatchewan, which in tha
present house have ten members
each, will have 15 and 16 respectively. Alberta will get five new*
members, from 7 to 12, and British
Columbia will get an Increase of six.
making 18 members. Yukon's representation will remain the same,
Two (.Hiding Principle!*.
The premier explained that there"
were two main principles to be considered by the committee in draw-'
Ing up the new bill. One was to
consider tbe question of equality oil
population of the ridings and the)
other was the principle of following!
municipality boundary lines. Thc
duty of the committee will be to
harmonize these two principles as
closely ns posslb'e.
Higher in Rural Districts.
The Premier also pointed out that.
It had been a generally accepted
theory in Canada that the representation in the rural districts should
be higher than in urban constituencies. There were many reasons why
this theory had been followed. The
committee in drawing the details ot
the bill would undoubtedly take
these arguments Into consideration.
Two Amendments,
Twoamendments to the motion  to
Electric Restorer for Men
PhosphoOOl rtatmrm erery Mr-re In the body
vim and vitality. Premature decav and all sexual
ivrntrnesi  averted at once.    Fhoaphonol will   this
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15.   "-failed to any address,  the Seobell Drag   change  on their behalf without the
r.o.,st.CMhsrteM, Om. j consent of all the provinces
Jn 1872, after the census and redistribution, there were 200 members, as follows: Ontario, SX; Quebec 65; Nova Scotia 21; New Brunswick 16; .Manitoba 4, and British
Columbia 6.
In 1882 this was increased to 211,
as follows: Ontario 02; Quebec 65;
Nova Scotia 21; New Brunswick 16;
Manitoba 5; British Columbia 6, and
Prince Edward Island 6.
In 1892 the following total was
made: Ontario 92; Quebec 65; Nova
Scotia 20; New Brunswick 14; Manitoba 7; British Columbia 6; Prince
Fdward Island 5, and Northwest
Territories 4.
ln 1903 there were 214 members,
made up as follows: Ontario 86;
Quebec 65; Nova Scotia, 18; New
Brunswick 13; Manitoba 10; British
Columbia 7; Prince Edward island
4; Northwest Territories 10, and
Yukon 1 .
After the creation of the two provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan
in 1905, they were given 7 and 10
members respectively.
Maritime Provinces.
Mr. Borden discussed at considerable length the claims ot the Maritime provinces and Prince Edward
Island to a fixed representation, in
1908, the Maritime provinces had
raised the question and it had been
placed before the Supreme Court.
The judgment of the Supreme Court
was aflirmed by the Privy Council
and the question of particular issue
was as to meaning of the word "Canada" in section 51 of the B. N. A.
Act. Did it mean the original Canada made up of four provinces, or
did it mean the larger Canada of
1903? The decision was that all the
provinces constituting Canada in
1903 must be taken into account and
accordingly the contention or the
Maritime provinces failed, as did also
the separate contention of Prince
Edward Island.
Consent of  Provinces..
Mr. Borden said that In 1872
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick increased their representation as compared with the original representation. They were able to hold this
Iu 1882. In 1892 Nova Scotia lost
one and New Brunswick lost two
members, but both were still above
the representation they had been given in 1867. It was apparent, he
said, that the Fathers of Confederation thought the Maritime Provinces
would continue to gain, but their expectations had been disappointed and
he did not see how it was possible for
parliament to    attempt    any
Ladner Is Headquarters of Post No.
"5���Local  Party  Assists  at
Yesterday evening some thirty
members of New Westminster Post
No. 4, Native Sons of B.C., left for
Laduer to assist ia establishing a
post there. The partv left this city
on the Port Mann ferry under the
charge of Capt. Jos. Mayers, with
Mr. J. llelliesoti as engineer and
Mr. Geo. L. Cassidy as mate.
Arriving at Ladner the New Westminster residents were met by a
number of the prospective new
members and the procession, headed
by Mr. Chas. Nunn, marched to the
Odd  Fellows'  hall.
Mr. J. j. Johnston, grand factor
for British Columbia, occupied the
chair and instructed the candidates
in the-ritual of the order. The degree team was In charge of Mr. J.
P. Hampton Bole. Messrs. Chris.
Brown. Jack Green and J. Guichon
were elected to the three important
positions of thief factor, vice-chief
factor and past chief factor respectively. Following the, Installation of
the officers the meeting adjourned to
the banqueting hall where addresses
were given by both the visitors and
members of the new post, I.adner
No. 5. The following made the trip
from this city.
J. J. Johnston. .1. P. Hampton
Bole, M. .1. Phillips, Jas. I. Keary,
Harold J. Leamy, Jos. Mayers. Geo.
L. Cassidy, Frank Major. W. Iv Mac
Kenzie, Chas. D. Nunn, Oswald S.
Peele, A. W. Dawe. E. F. Eastman.
S. B. Fletcher. Ii. Gunn, B. K. Gunn,
J. M. Hellieson. Ftlgar Haker, Harry
Breen, 8. Bhadwell, Alex. H. Siev-
vt right, Harry Tidy, E. Walmsley,
Gordon Williams, George Brown, I).
McPhaden, Hubert 3. Leamy and
Lome G. Sharpe.
Coroners.���Dr. A.
J.  Kerr Wilson.
School Board.���S. Wright, chairman"
A. deR. Taylor, secretory;      ft
Callan. *     ' B-c"
Farmers' Institute.���c. Davits oresi
dent; N. A. McDiarmid, secretary]
Delta Farmers' Cam. Protective A*
soclation.���Wm. Kirkland, president; A. deR. Taylor, secretary.
Delta   Agricultural   Society.���d
Kerr  Wilson,  president;   a
Taylor, secretary.
License Commissioner.���Reeve A d
Patterson, Councillor S. Morley
J. Harris, .1.'McKee, J,p. and E
L. Berry, J.P.
Member of Parliament.���J. D. Taylor,
New Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature.���F. j,
MacKenzie, New Westminster.
I'oat Sailings.���S.U. New Delta leavw
Ladner every day for Steveston at
8.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., connecting with the B. C. E. R. cars. 8,8,
Transfer leaves for New Westminster daily, except Sundays, at T
a.m.; returning leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m., reaching I.adner at 5:30 p.m.
Railways.���Great Northern leave)
Port Guichon dally for New West'
minster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.;
returning, leaves Vancouver u
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichon
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R., Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Eburne
and Steveston���Cars leave Granville street depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) to
meet New Delta at 8.30 a.m. an.!
3.30 p.m. and leaves for Sew
Westminster via Eburne at 8.00
a.m. and 3 p.m. Special car for
Eburne at 6.00 a.m. Cars leave
Steveston at 6.30 a.m. and hourly
until 11.30 p.m. Sunday service
���First car leaves either terminus
at 8.30 a.m.; hourly service thereafter until 11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m. to 7
p.m. Mail for Vancouver closes
at 12 noon; for New Westminster
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed  all  day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets in ths
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on ui
second and fourth Saturdays In
each month at 2 p.m. Reeve A.
D. Paterson; councillors, Jas. Savage, Joseph Harris, Seymour Huff,
Sam Morley, Chris lirown, clerk,
N.   A.   McDiarmid.
\      CHURCH  NOTICES     i
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.
Baptist Church.
Pastor���Rev.    D. G.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first "Wednesday under the auspices of the Ladles'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, 2
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.SI
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sunday school, 2 p.m.; singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909. Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
a.m. Rev. Father W. Chaput, parish
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rev. C.
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sun-day school at 2.30 p.m.
Rev. J. J. Hastie, minister.
Any corrections In above names
or times should 'be sent to the office
of the Delta Times, Ladn-er, B C.
Coal mining rights or the Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
ot twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not mora than
2560 acres will be leased to one applicant.
App'icatlon for a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
In unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by tb<>
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of >5, which will ���"���
refunded if the rights applied for
are not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of  five cents per ton.
The person operating the ml"
shall furnish the Agent with iworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being 0Pera!.'
ed, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal
mining rights only, but the lessee
may be permitted to p.urchas*' whatever available surface rights mar ���"*
considered necessary for the worK-
Ing of the mine at the rate of S1'*-01-
an acre.
For full information oppli^atlon
should be made to the Secretary ot
the Department of the Interior. Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-A_enl
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication ��"
this advertisement will not be pa'"
The Delta Times w ptstilisbei �����**
Saturday from the Tltnee BnlKim-
Ladner, B.C. J. D. Taylor, �����


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