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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
S.S.  Burin Inaugurate-** Regular  Service Between New Westminster
and Victoria.
Tha business men of Delta, especially those who are engaged ln business (which calls for the shipping out
of produce, will be delighted to learn
that the steamer Burin will make
Ladner a port of call between New
Westminster and Victoria. The boat
will make two outbound trips per
week and will handle general freight
of all descriptions.
Mr. J. Robinson, the manager of
the boat, was In town on Wednesday
last making   the   necessary arrange
Intcresttiig    Programme   of   Athletic
"Vim-berg Successfully Pulled
Off in Town  Hall.
The first athletic contest of the Ladner Athletic Club was pulled off on
Tuesday evening at the club room In
the Town Hall.
This event has been looked forward
to for a long time by the citizens of
the Delta, and Judging from the crowd
that wis present (about one hundred
and fifty) the future contests should
he even more largely attended. The
Ladner  Athletic C'ub   was  organized
ments" for "calling andi'was'aiso look- i8ol?l3f for .the  Purpose of giving en-
lng for an agent to represent his boat
at this point. Unfortunately the call
was of necessity a short one and the
appointment of an agent wag not consummated.
The Burin Is a big tug and the managers say that as the .business demands they will Increase their capacity. Arrangements have been made
to leave (New Westminster on Tuesday and Saturday of each week.
 __ 2.V
Mr. Lyons will shortly start
constructio nof *a residence on
property south of the River Road, Just
at the -boundary line between South
Vancouver and Point Grey.
The suit between the Manitoba
Lumber Company and the J. S. EmeT-
son, pending on the property and
plant, now the Eburne Saw Mills, will
come  up ln  court  this coming  week.
Mr. A. G. Haistead, proprietor of
the Eburne Hotel, contemplates a
further enlargement to the hotel. An
addition, which will give 25 additional
rooms as well as a large billiard and
pool room, and two-chair barber shop,
has just been erected, and is fast
reaching completion. The new enlargement pertains to the dining room
which Is becoming Mo crowded and
in its present state necessitates about
half those wishing dinner to wait for
the second table. Mr. Halstead Intends enlarging the dining room so
that it will double its present capacity
of forty.
Tho Conservatives of West Point
Grey met in the schoolhouse, corner
Fourth avenue and Trimble street last
Friday evening, to consider the advisability of organizing a ward club.
Mr. 8. <i. Churchill, chairman of the
general executive for Richmond district, was present anjl explained the
matter to those present and a motion
was put and unanimously carried to
proceed wtlth organisation. Teh following officers  Were elected:   Honor
tertalnment to the young men of the
district, as well as a chance to give
them a thorough course In physical
Mr. Wm. M. Rlckard, of Vancouver,
one of the leading athletes of that
city, has consented to train the boys
In their different athletic apparatus
and there Is no reason why Ladner
should not turn out some very clever
performers, at the same time offering to the boys a training they can
not otherwise secure this side of Vancouver. To show how strongly the
older gentlemen of the Delta are in
favor of this clue", and the way it is
being managed, we quote the saying
of a rather nf two boys of whom were
present on Tuesday night: "If that's
the way the club Ls going to keep
the young men together, then I want
my boys to be here every Tuesday
and Thursday night, and I will feel
perfectly satisfied that they are in
good company.
The club expect a shipment of additional apparatus in a few days, and
with the swinging rings, the walking ladder and punching bag thep now
have, it will give them a training outfit equal to the best clubs in the province. Mr. Rickard intends to give a
lot of road work to the boys at suitable times, and this ln Itself should
be a 'boon to the lacrosse boys of
the different clubs, as It will surely
result in better spurts of running and
as all know, this was a handicap last
year in some of the games.
There were five three-round boxing
exhibitions given by members of the
olub, all of which were good, and
the lost bout, between Mr. Rickard
and David Gunn, was exceptionally
scientific, both men showing that they
had a good understanding of the art
and each one showed that they understood the game, and they received
tremendous applause from those present. The next exhibition will be held
at the club rooms on Friday evening,
March  8th, and  lt Is hoped that the
Xew Finn Opens Up In Ladner���Will
Transact Regular Trust and
Investment Business. ���
W. M. Rickard stnrn* Boxing Class in ; H. A. MaoDiuuiid Receives Municipal
Town and Will Act as Pliysi.
cal Director.
Another new company, and one
which will doubtless prove a very
successful one. i3 about to be launched in Ladner.
The name of this new concern will
be the Ladner Investment and Trust
Corporation, Limited, and will be
headed hy the most influential citizens
of the Delta. Incorporation papers
are now being prepared, and the company expects to start active operations within the next week or ten
Mr. Hugh A. MacDonald, who has
resigned his managership of the People's  Trust  Company,   together   with
Mr.  E.  F.  Douglas,  will   manage   tha        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
new   company,   Mr.   Douglas,   turning The Following Is the Roll of Honor
his real estate and brokerage business I       ��f ladner "School for the Month
over to the new company. j ��' February, 1912.
The  capital  of  the  new     company
will    be   authorized   at  one   hundred!     High School���1, May Martin; 2. Roy
thousand dollars, and already several '' Anderson;  3, Fred Cederiburg.
requests   have  ibeen   made   for   stock I    Senior Fourth���1,  Hugh Slater;   2,
although no efforts  have  been  made i Prances Mason and Catherine Reagh;
as yet to sell any. 3,  Arthur iRogerson.
The object of the company will be-     Junior Fourth���1. Roland Lanning;
to  buy and  sell  real estate,  promote i ����� Katie Francis;  3, Violet Hoey.
Al>l>oiittnieiit���Aunieville Wants
u Cemetery site.
'Mr.   W.   M.   Rickard   intends   to
make  his   home   in   Ladner  and   will
start  a   boxing  class  for young  men. I
Mr. .Rickard is one of the best known i
athletes   in   Vancouver,   a   gentleman ,
In  every sense  of  the  word,  and  already has made a  host of friends in
Mr. .Rickard will also be physical ���
instructor for the Ladner Athletic
club, and judging from our personal '���
Interview with the gentleman, we do
lot hesitate to say that th,, youiig j
r.v:n of the district will be 'In good ]
hands under Mr.  Rle-kard's charge.
business propositions, loan money on
first mortgages, act as trustees, do a
general conveyancing business.'and tn
fact carry on any and all business
no(w carried on 'by trust companies
with the exception of a banking busi- |
ness, which will not be attempted by
thi.s new company.
'Owing to  the standing of the gentlemen   who   will compose   the  board
Senior Third���1. Marjorie Mason;
2, Viola Richardson; 3, Margaret
Junior Third���1. Evelyn Monkman.
2, Lillian Taylor; 3, Harold Siddall.
Second  Reader���1,   Daisy  Simpson;
Sing Lee:  3, Leonard Grant.
Senior First���>1; Annie York: 2.
Tommy  Foster;   3,   Alexander  Eyton.
Junior First���il, Annie Scoplnich; 2,
of directors, there ls no doubt that a '' Dorothy   Wright    and    You   Hap;   3,
genuine success may be prophecled for! Irene Hoey.
the   company,   and   all   look   forward       n-   Primer���d.   Alexander   Calvert;
to some big deals now going through, ! -*���  Stewart -Gilford.
especially  ln   the   way  of  subdivision'     T- Primer A���1. Albert Rogerson: 2.
of farms Into five and ten acres each   Laura Leonard;   3.  Edna  Macdonald;
and   in   this   way. there   is   no   reason j 4-  Frances Webster.
wh?    the    population    of    the    Delta j     T-  Primer ,B���1.  Marjorie  Lanning;
should not Increase rapidly. ! 2- Adora McGregor.
ary presidents, Hon. R. xL. (Borden, \ gentlemen fo the Delta will attend,
Hon. R. MoBride; president, W. E. \���^ th/''__are^assured of a first-class
Wilson;   vice-president, 'M. F.  Black-
well; secretary-treasurer, J. W. Morrison. ' Additional members of the
executive: C. M. Woodworth. A. C.
J. Weeks, A. W. Cruise and Charles
The C.P.R. had not been completed to the terminus, at that time
Port Moody, when they left the Old
Country. It was, however, being
operated when they reached Canada,
and the party made the trip just a
few days after the road had been
opened for traffic. On reaching Port
Moody they took the stage to New
Westminster   and   after   a   few   days
entertainment. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Very shortly the club ilntends to
have a class for boys which will be
held two days each week after school
hours, and will be in charge of Mr.
Up to Thursday last, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilfrid Roberts were somewhat anxious over the disappearance of Mr.
Roberts' brotehr Rick, who is well
known on the Delta Flats. The absent one had  not seemed himself for
Under the auspices of the Literary
and Social Society of St. Andrew's
church, a very Interesting and enjoyable Irish evening was held on
Tuesday last. Biographies of the
lives of Thomas Moore and Oliver
Goldsmith were read, and music and
son*"!1 contributed greatly to the enjoyment of the hour. Among those
who contributed literary numbers were
Rev. J...T .Ma-tti** Mr*.. MePJar-r.l-1.
Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. H. L. Wilson and
others. Musical numbers were rendered by iMrs. Hastie. Miss Sadie Benson, Miss Katie Kirkland, Miss McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Dole and others
A quiet wedding wag solemnized ln
St. Mark's church at eleven o'clock
Wednesday morning, the Rev. A. H.
Sovereign officiating. when Miss
Gladys Edna Lord, daughter of Mrs.
F. L. Lord, became the wife of Mr.
Walter Fleming Granger, son of Mr.
and Mrs. IR. T. F. Granger, Harwocd
The bride was siarried In her travelling gown. ���*, navy blue 'cloth, suit,
smartly tailored, and a blue straw
tonue. to match, and carried a shower
of bride's roses. She was attended by
her young sister. Miss Dorothy Lord,
wearing a pretty frock of white mar-
The evening was filled with good quisette and broad white hat, and
things and the next meeting, two l carrying pink carnations. Mr. J. K.
weeks hence, when there will be a Simpson was the best man.
traveller's night, different people rep- Following the ceremony, a reception
resenting different countries, will be ["*-**-! helt- at tne home of the bride's
looked forward to with pleasurable
The regular meeting of the Delta
Municipal Council was held on Saturday last, when among other business
transacted, Mr. H. A. MacDonald was
appointed to the office of assessor for
the municipality at a salary of $300
per annum. The work to be completed by May 11,  19U2.
A communication was received from
Mr. H. T. Thrift, of the International
Railway  and  Development  Company,
statin? that the representatives of his
company were unaihle to meet the
members of the council at that particular session, but would meet with
th* council at their next regular meeting. '
Mr. Jens Gunderson wrote the council with reference to the securing of
property for a public cemetery at
Annieville. He stated that he had
donated an acre of land to the Lutheran church, adjacent to the church
building, for a private cemetery site,
and suggested the advisability of the
municipality buying a further tract of
land for additional cemetery purposes.
The matter was referred to Conuicillor
Brown, with instructions to report at
the next council meeting.
Messrs. Hill and .Burnett wrote with
reference to the subdivision plans of
125 and. 126 of lot 40, group 2. This
matter was also left over until the
next meeting.
Mr. H. Bowes, secretary of the B.C.
Municipalities, wrote enclosing statement of teh work of the association
during the past year and also presented the hill for the annual membership fees in the association.
The matter of repairing the Peck
and Kitson roads wan placed in the
hands of Ceiuncillor Brown and the
road  foreman.
In connection with the collection
of delinquent taxes the municipal
clerk was instructed to send out all
notices  by registered  mall.
Half a dozen applications were received for various municipal offices,
which, however, were left over until
the next meeting of the council.
In the absence of the Reeve, the
chair was occupied by Councillor
B��iv..n. <>*h��r*�� present were Councillors Brown, Lewis and Kirkland.
Annual Meeting of Delta Game Pro-
loctlve Association���Officers
Arc Elected.
t few days, and on Tuesday tried to
the male members of the party came j draw his money from the hank. The
down to Sea Island on the S.S.  Alice, | bank  manager.' noticing that  he  was
Mr. Mackie secured a ranch on Sea
Island and for over 25 years weathered
the storms that beset the pioneers
of the early days���the days when .New
Westminster was the only settled section on the mainland, and when the
trip, both to New Westminster and
Vancouver could only be made by
looking  just   right,   put   him   off
a   day.       During  Tuesday   night.
Rick arose from his bed and Mr. and
Mrs. T. Roberts, with -whom he sta��i.
heard him leave the house, and although a considerable search has been
made, the missing man has not yet
been relocated. It is possible that he
may have gone off to onP of the nearby cities, but as he was In his work-
in? clothes, and did not take anything
mother, 2345 Second avenue west, at
which a large number of friends and
relatives were present. iMr. and Mrs.
Granger left later for Victoria, where
the honeymoon will be spent, and on
����ipi- return will make their new home
In Vancouver.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I with   him.   as   though   he   meant   to
The late Thomas Laird Mackie, wno I make   a   stay,   his   friends   are   very-
died   in   Vancouver   on  Friday,   Fob- I anxious  about  him,  and  are  sparing, nver
ruary   9,   was 'well   known   to .all   the | ������ pains to locate him. ,.������-.���.   |in-   Ht   rata    that    no    new
old-timers of the Fraser Valley. He j For the past three and a half hri(,_(1 .__������, ���. ||ke,v (0 _pi1llce So
came to the coast ln the year 1886 months the missing man has been in .,.,,,, thA_ -j. (h_ U( Q{ trvIn.- t0
from Aberdeen, from which place he j the  employ of  Mr.  T. Robert*,   who. ! ke.p lmck any tram s-h-m.  unt��� we
Editor Delta Times:
In  your last issue appears a  latter       	
from Mr. Lambert on the above ques- ! ___________________________
tion.    He   says   that   the   Delta   does! - HIRER MAN.
not  want eonnection with New West- i 	
minster.    That is amazing news! -'-A   c-rtain   farmer   in    the   district
The Delta people will welcome engaged a young man to work for him
cheap and rapid transportation to by the month. So, proceeding to the
.;.-.- ^-.... Ti-n..��..-a..�� -,_ Vsinoou- '"fs-r*m; th,, pvenln**** --e^'-p. ane*i n***--*
���er. whieh ever will come to us flrst. IfttlHng to engage the farmer and his
If connection is first made iwith New i wife in conversation, he retired to
We-efminster. that with Vancouver ! rest at 8 p.m., after seeing that his
would soon  follow. j watch   was  In   working  order.    After
He talks of making us pay mileage ! what seemed an hour's nap. he was
through New Westminster, and says I awakened by a voice calling out: "Mr.
that we want a bridge to carry' our i Jones, the alarm has gone down."
produce to Vancouver. 'Looking at his watch,  he saw It was
Are wP not today paying mileage I inly 4 a.m. Thinking that his watch
with a vengeance to get to Vancouver might have stopped, he dressed and
via steamer, iSteveston and Eburne? i went downstairs and the downstairs
And how does the ihulk of our pro "nee ! c'o'k told the same story. 'Finding a
get to Vancouver right now? Why. piece -of paper he wrote the following
the    Westminster    bridge,     of ; and left It on the table: Thanks very
much for calling me. I've just got
time to catch the Ladner boat. Hired
Mr. and Mrs. Sheldrake's little lad
had a painful accident a few days
ago. By some mischance he got hold
of a small bottle of ammonia. The
little lad's hands warmed the bottle,
thus generating gas. The cork Mew
out. causing a quantity of the fiery
liquid to go into his left eye.
The pain was excruciating for a
while, but prompt remedies were applied, and the eye, though still somewhat sore and weak, will shortly be
all right again.
Members and adherents of the congregations of St. Andrew's and St.
.Stephen's churches, East Delta, are
rem'ndv that Sunday, .March 3rd (tomorrow) is the date to return the
ballots nn the great question of
Church Union between the Presbyterian. Methodist and Congregational
churches of Canada.
The annual meeting of the DeltA
Game Protective Association was held
In Ladner on February 26, when %
fair representation of the members
was present. The chair was occupied
by the vice-president of the association. "Mr. W. A. Kirkland, in the
absence of the president, Mr. John
McKee. Mr. H. J. Hutcherson, tha
S(M'retary-treasur--r. presented a very
satisfactory report, and showed that
that there was on hand the sum eif
$900. Mr. N". A. McDiarmid was appointed auditor ami the f illorwing
board of directors for the ensuing
year was appointed: W. A. Kirkland,
C. Brown, J. Guichon, G. Grauer, T.
Hume, A. DeR. Taylor ami L. Hornby.
W. A. Kirkland was appointed president, T. Hume, vice-president, and as
as Mr. Hutcherson declined to stand
for re-nomlna-tion as secretary-treasurer, Mr. A. DeR. Taylor was appointed  to  that office.
There was a considerable discussion
on the question of game protection,
and It was decided to continue tha
vigorous policy of the past year, and
to do all possible to protect the game
birds of the district  from vandalism.
Mr. Joseph Brown, of Mud Bay,
was present and expressed a great
desire to have a game warden appointed for the Mud Bay district, and
when pressed on the matter, expressed his willingness to accept the position  in  that district.
The accounts of the various game
wardens were ordered to be paid by
the treasurer when presented. Great
regret was expressed at Mr. Hut-Cher-
son dropping out of the office as secretary-treasurer, and his past service-
were spoken of in most appreciative
The    secretary   .was   Instructed    to
write to the Provincial Game JVarden,
asking   that  game   wardens    for    the
Delta   also    be   appointed   Provincial
Game    Wardens,    as    a    meai. *    of
strengthening   their   haniis,   and .per- k|
mitting them to prosecute under the ^
game laws for trespass, which entails   '
a   fine   of   $50,   whereas   the   district
law ismply authorizes a "ftne of $5.00.
The question of hunting dogs indulging on expeditions on their own
account was spoken of, and it was
decided to order the summary destruction of all d-ogs thus indulging
i '
Mrs. IE. T. Calvert entertained &
numiher of gflests on Monday evening
in honeir of Miss Edith Rich, who
was on the eve of leaving for Vernon, to take a position in the public
school there. There were about
thirty guests present and a most enjoyable time was spent. Progressive
whist and dancing were the amusements of the hour and everyone
seemed to be in the right kind of a
humor to have a real good time. In
the whist tournament tjjj first pri_?s
were won by Miss Fisher and Mr. W.
Symons. The booby prizes ,by Miss
L. Lord and IMr. A. Sco-tt.
wa  saecompanled   by   his  son-in-law,   however,   is  no  relation to  him.    He
Mr. W. Williamson, and both his and   always appeared to  be a very steady
Mr. Williamson's family, with the exception of hils two sons, William and
John, who had preceded him to this
A young people's house party was
given by Miss Fanny BrandTith, *at I will he
her home, iHOpe .Farm, on Friday eve-1 friends,
ning,    May    23,    there   being  about
fellmw and a willing worker, and his
late employer Is almost as anxious
as his brother Wilfrid as to his whereabouts.
The aihsentee Is a well-hullt fpllow,
and stands nibout 5 feet 10 Inches
in height and weighs about 165 lbs.
Any Intimation as to his whereabout"
get another brMge 'milt In the neigh
borhood of Ladner?
Now, I do not want to say anything
derogatory   to
  Eight Greeks were arrestee! at Lad-
the    Delta   Board   of (ner on Thursday afternoon by Immi-
greatly   appreciated    by   his
thirty guests present. Game's and
dancing were Indulged ln until midnight when refreshments were served
On hi* way home to Roundarv Bay
Trade, but it does seem to m6 that
the majority of men wno have anything to' say at Its meetings on this
question, are those whose Interests are
centred  In and close to Ladner.
As I see lt. one crowd does not
want tram connection nt all, for fear
of Its hurting their business Interests,
and another crowd Is boosting for the
lirHge or nothing.
Now, these two crowds put together
are   not  the   Delta  people,    by    any
Dancing  was then  resumed until  the j a few eVen!n'gs"ago. ,Mr. nave Onnne, I means,   most   of Them   are   not   pro
smai.i   nours  ot  tne  morning.    iMuslo ; whn ,_ we], knnwn ln the pr*zP ring. | ducers, and their names do not loom | came up for trial on Thursday morn
gratlon   Officer  W.  C.   Chapman,   as
slsted  by Mr. J.  E. Murchlson,  of the
Steveston Customs office.    Four others
were arrested at Steveston  on Thursday morning.
The Greeks were turned hack from
White Rock a couple of days previous,
and' then secured a man to ferry them
across to Point Roberts, paying the
ferryman $2.50 per head to take them
the  ten  miles.
The Ladner arrests were conveyed
to   Stteveston,   and   the   whole   bunch
A Chinese financier has fooled h
number of the. residents of this district on their seed potatoes, and il
is not unlikely that he may find himself shortly in the toils. He has been
buying up potatoes from a farmer ln
the east end of the constituency at
$25 a ton and then has sold them
elsewhere at $4o per ton, as early
seed potatoes. As they are late potatoes, a number of the purchasers are
feeling somewhat sore over the proposition, especially us they are $15 a
ton out on their purchases.
The Mission iBand of St, Andrew's
Presbyterian church will give an
"open" evening for visitors, next
Thursday, March 7, at eight o'clock
p.m. A special invitation is given to
all Interested ln children, as part of
the programme will be the first local
demonstration of kindergarten teaching in church work. A collection will
he taken on behalf of the Mission
Band Auxiliary-
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 29.���"How
about some chop stiey'.'" questioned
j Policeman Howe of Policeman Chlld-
I ress. both off d'lty. They entered
jQuln Bong's establishment. "Aill ligiht,
jn'll light." -whined Qul-n, producing a
bundle of lottery tickets. The officers
'had to do their duty.
was supplied by local talent.
The  annual   meeting  of   the   Delta
I was held  up  by  a  man  with  a   gun,'up    very   largely  on  the   Assessment
[and ordered  to  disgorge the contents I Roll.   -f*6   I   hardly   think    that    their
rr h'��  t>rta"ftet��*.    flS*����"td   **" dnlng  "ix ! opinion   is   *������.,   h-  rpii-e"   ->r   ���'-���  repre-
Mr.  Gnmie clipped  the gun  mnn  one j sentlng the feeling of the Delta.
Board of Trade will be held on the | or two over the head and took his | There is ample room here for tram
evening of March 11. The meeting! gun away. As Mrs. Gunne- was alone | lines to both New Westminster nnd
will be an Important one. Reports at home and he was a long way from | Vancnejver, and no business Interests
will he received from all departments town, Mr. Gunne nroeeeiled tn go | will be hurt tn any way by their com-
of  the  board's  activities  and   off leers , home and  left the holdup man lying . Ing
will be elected for the ensuing year. ( on the sidf of the road. <>n renehing Cheap and rapid transportation
The'Board of Trade has long demon- his destination he found everything | means a large addition to our existing
etrated its usefulness and weight In1 safe and then hpe.in to get anxious j population, and where there ls popu-
the town and district and it is hoped lest he might have hurt the fellow j lation, there is business,
that the coming year will witness still : too much. He therefore went hacV to I' In conclusion, I would say that our
greater strides than in the past. The where he had left him, with a view j Municipal Council has rightly voiced
year will be an important one, there to lending first aid to the lni'ir��d. j the feeling of the whole community,
being so many matters of vital ln- The bird, however, had flown nnd Mr. j when it recently said that they were
terest before the people which must Gunne was too relieved not to find a , just as anxious to have the trams, as
very shortly materialize. First of all cold corpse to bother any more ale-utt I any ce>mpany could be to give them
comes the bridge and transportation ; Mm. Tt is rather a pity that Mr. , to us, and that any transportation
problems and follirwing in the wake' Gunne did not tak,, the gunner hom��
thereof a host of other questions which and reserve him for the authorities
all mean much to the people of this , to  use as i.n  object  lesson   to   other
Ing. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Clever work was done by the offi-
e'als In catching the bunch before
they succeeded In hiding themselves
in Vancouver.
scheme of merit submitted would
have the Council's most favorable consideration.
Surrey is again setting the pace for
Delta municipality, and will very
shortly commence the erection of a
$.10.O'OO municipal hall. The clerk of
the municipality, Mr. E. M. Carn-Voss.
on Tuesday last, conducted at Wise's
Hotel, South Westminster, a sale of
lands which brought ln between eight
and nlne thousand doll.-rs. This will
bp devoted to the municipal hall project
It Is to.be hoped tha.t the municipal
fathers of Delta will fall tn line and
go ahead with the eTectlon of a
municipal hall In keeping with the
dignity and Importance of the place.
SAN FRANCISCO, Felb 29.--Mystery surrounds the suicide here today
e* n -f-ire **.pt;.vv>n' to he Geonre C.
ShieJlds, who blew out his brains in
Washington Snuare Park. He was
well dressed. The only clew Is a note
he left addressed to "Kit" in which
he begged forgiveness and asked that
"the boy" be taugfht to forget him.
WINDSOR, Eng., Feb. 29���Left
"waiting at the church" Eric Lodor,
a se'ion oi British nobility, today was
put  in   a   rioicuious   position     when
Gabriella Ray, a famous stage beauty, jilted him at the last moment,
much to the amusement of London
society, which was out in force to attend the widely heralded ceremony,
The bridegroom, the choir and th*
priest were In reaellness at tho Roman Catholic church where the marriage was to take place, but th��
bride failed to appear. She refused
all explanation.
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 29���Sixteen
street speakers, who attempted to address crowds inside the proscribed
district here, are In Jail today, making a total of 150 arrest.-el Since the
fre-1 speech campaign was Inaugurated here several weeks ago. With the
exception of about 20 who are out on
baii, all the speakrs are in the city
i or county Jail awaiting trial.
The following are the quotations for
the week:
Butter,   who'esale.  p.>r lb 30c
Butter,  retail,  per lb 35c
Eggs, per doz., w-holesa'.e 2 7"���..<���
Eggs, per doz.. retail 35c
Beef, live weight, per lb.  . . . 5c to 5He
Mutton,  live Weight,  per lb 8c
Pe*��rk, live weight,  per lb 9c
Veal, live weight, per lb *c to Sc
Potatoes, per ton $27 to $30
Milling oats, per ton $35
SAN FRANCISPO. Feb 29.���Mr��.
Thereasa Flori and her liie-yeai- .hi
son died today of ptomaine poisoning
resulting fp>m eating toadstools llito-
tSKen for mushrooms. The father
Aii.hise. is believed to be dyln? from
tie same cause.
SACRAMENTO, F, b. 29��� Gov, rnof
Hiram Johnson has telegrapheil that
he expects to get back to his desk in
the eapltol here next Monday or
Tuesday. He plans to start west
from Columbus. Ohio, tonight after
his address before the constitutional
convention, ^^| THE DELTA TIMES
British Colombia Life Assurance Co.
Wiiles a  Business Ol Over
a   .Million.
The third annual meeting of the
British Columbia Life Assurance
Company which was held at the head
office of the company, Vancouver, I.
C, on Saturday, February 17, has a
decided interest for tile people of this
province, since this Is the first provincial insurance company to operate,
and operate successfully, in the Pacific part of Canada.
The president, Mr. Jonathan Rogers, occupied the chair. The secretary, Mr. C. E. Sampson, acted as
secretary of the  meeting.
The following report of the directors was read by the assistant general manager,  Mr. Sanford tf.  Davis:
The directors have pleasure In sub-.
mlttlng the first nnnual report of. -ilie
British Columbia Life Asceirance
The company is now full-y organized
and as will be seen from the figures
presented herewith, a very tuvorable
start has been made In business.
Our license to Issue policies was
only obtained em Mny 16, 1911, and so
there were only eight months of the
year available for writing business.
During that short time the vers; satisfactory total of $1,095,S(1D of insurance was issued, and the company had
in force at thc end of the year business amounting to almost one million
dollars, on which the annual premium
income is $33,413.
The business paid for during the
year amounted to $857,843.
This large amount of business is an
evidence of the appreciation which
hns already been accorded to tho
company by the people of Western
Canada, for whose benefit the company was- established. We have
much pleasure in reporling excellent
prospects for 1912, as applications foi
a very considerable amount have Serenely been received.
The assets of the company are naturally still small, but the experience
of other companies justifies us in expecting rapid growth, and ln this
connection it is important to note the
very excellent field for investments uf
a non-speculative nnd remunerative
character, which is open to the company. Every investment will be
scrutinized carefully, and in the
other Important particulars of ex-
'pendllure the most rigid economy
isonsistent with the welfare of the
business will  be  observed.
An encouraging omen as to the
future of the company is the fact that
no death claims were reported in the
As president of your company, I
have much pleasure in meeting you
at this, our first annual meeting since
��e started issuing policies. Tou see
by the directors' report-in your hands
that we only got our license May 16
of last year, and for us to be able to
place 'on our books business of considerably over one mllllpn dollars in
such a short time, which is les| than
eight months, is ample proof ot the
loyalty of the Western people to a
home company, and must be very
gratifying Indeed to (he shnrehei'ders
to gee the confidence manifested in a
young company. I think, gentl* men.
the company wa.�� slnrifd nt the right
^jme, when we consider the g.'.Wth,
of thi? gfvat Western Canada of ours
ln the past few years, nnd from ;..l indications the growth that has I .ken
place is only the commencement of
that greater development that will
ta.ke place from now on.
*��� If we only take one item of that
.TftHroj-il construction, we fine" hat
we' a?c* wltlTfn the runl-a* In SUtyTfif TJlftt
there Is going to be spent in Western
, Canada In the next two years over
one hundred million dollars it) this
aiofle, and railroads ate not built for
pleasure, but for business; that
means that development will take
place along other lines In the same
Hundreds of thousands of men will
be required for this work, and hundreds of thousands more will be re-'
quired to create business for these
roads. The cereal and stock wealth,
and other possibilities of the three
prairie provinces; the timber, fisheries, mineral and other wealth and
possibilities of this province, will be
developed In the next ten years beyond the most visionary expectation:
this means, gentlemen, thnt our <--,..--
pany will shnro ln this prosperity
and growth; lt also means that we
will be able to Invest our money at a
profitable rate of Interest.
I believe, gentlemen, that all we
need Is economical, energetic and
businesslike management to make
our company one of the prosperous
companies of Canada.
I might further call your attention
to some of the Invaluable assets that
we have toward? building up this
company; one ls the loyalty of
Western people to Western Institutions. The reason why they are loyal
Is because they are prosperous. We
can easily understand tthat it would
be hard to build up a strong Insurance
company where there was no prosperity.
Another is that the shares of this
company are distributed among over
787 shareholders, therefore, no one
man nor even a dozen men can control this company. This fact has been
counted, and 1 believe will continue
to be a strong factor ln our favor In
building up this company, so I hope,
gentlemen, that all the -hare and
policy holders may    ln a very    few
Shilohs Gun
��UtCKLY STOPS couqns.  ctmrs  COLDS.
years look back with pride and
profit to the fact that they became
connected with the company, ami so
to speak "put their shoulders to the
wheel" and give it a start.
Mr. ;*. C, Wade, K.C., in seconding
tiie a.lopt;.oi of the president's report,
remarked on the large amount of
business done ami thought there was
ini question that two millions of new
business could not be written In the
course of the year. He also expressed how lhe shareholders were under
great obligations to the president for
stepping into the office and taking
charge afler the resignation of the
former manager. He believed the
Llritish Columbia Life would become
one of the best institutions of its kind
in the Dominion. Mr. R. B. Barr, of
I Messrs. Kendall, Sewell it'"Co., thc
auditor, declared that thr company
had been organized on a. first rate
basis. He stated that in speaking
privately to the actuary of the Great
West Life Insurance CompSJiy he had
gained from hiiti that everything that
was brought to his attention was in
first-class'condition and Mr. Barr was
satisfied that if the business of the
company Is conducted in the future as
well as lt has been in tho past, the
'British Columbia Life will become
known as one of the soundest flnan-
e'ial institutions in Canada.
Mr. J, N, Bills said that taking into
consideration the fact that the company's business for the year ending
December, 1911, ln reality represent-
.���ei only seven months of aotual business the progress of the company had
been phenomenal, "it had written
in.ire insurance than any other company ever had in its first year of existence, anil had excelled many and
equalled number of companies, which
had been In business for some
years." In this connection, Mr. Ellis
paid a tribute io the work of Mr.
Sanford S. Davis, the assistant general manager and superintendent of
agencies, "the right mnn in the
right  place."
The company, continued Mr. Ellis,
had extended its operations from
Victoria to the eastern boundaries of
Manitoba. All that vast and extensive territory was under the management anel control of Mr. Davis. During the months that he has been with
the company, Mr. Davis' record has
more .than justified the confidence
bestowed by the directors in him.
The succeeding months and years
would bring heavier responsibilities
but the organization of the field force
was on such a stable basis that it
would readily cope with all demands,
and be equal to the expansion of
business. Mr, Ellis felt sure that the
increase in policy holders, which
would unquestionably result during
the current year as a result of Mr.
Davis' work, would surprise the expectations of even the most sanguine
Mr. Davis acknowledged these
tributes by saying he felt tha.t the
company had a directorate composed
of as fine a lot of men as any monetary institution in Canada, and by
expressing his appreciation of the
efforts of the field staff and of the
hearty co-operation of the shareholders.
Mr. L. A. Lewis, manager of the
Brunette Mills, of this city, in his
remarks assured the shareholders
that their directors had paid a good
deal of attention to the affairs of
the company and said:
"I am certain the report presented
today will be favorably commented
upon by all. I am of the opinion
that the shareholders should be congratulated in holding stock ln a company which Will ultimately be one of
the largest and best conducted companies west of Winnipeg. Everybody
connected with this should co-operate
and if w^jtll endeavor to support this
company there ls no doubt but that
our highest expectations will be attained. Your director? arg doing all
in their power to further the interests
of the company, and if we have the
active assistance and co-operation of
the shareholders we will be able to
show substantial increases in all.departments from year to year."
Mr. T. E. Ladner said hi} agreed
with Mr. Lewis Jji his reference lu
making this one of the best companies
In Western Canada and he added:
"Eut I also go further than he dees,
a? 1 am satisfied that if every share-
Holder and policy-holder will use
their best endeavors In the interests
of the company, lt will become the
most successful company In the country. You may depend that your directors will do everything possible to
foster th�� Company's "Interests."
Dr. W. D.. Brydon-Jack, medical
director. In the course of his remarks
reported that the amount of Insurance
applied for based on the face value
of tho policy was $1,500,000. Thc
amount of Insurance Issued wns $.,-
i'lo.oiio. The amount of Insurance rejected  was  $117.500.
Speeches were also made by Dr. A.
S. Munro, Messrs. J. T. Phelan, P.
Donnelly, A. Carmichael, Chilliwack,
J. Brown, Kamloops; II. P. Gardner
and F. L, Murdoff, Vancouver, B. C.
After the annual meeting Wfts over,
there was a subsequent meeting, whe-n
thc following offlce-rs were appointed:
J. Rogers, president; 3. J. Banfleld
anel W. L. Shatford, M.P.P., .Ice
president, and C. S. Stiver, secretary
There was a large attendance of
policyholders and shareholders,
among whom the following were noticed: L. A. Lewis, New Westminster;
T. E. Ladner, Ladner; J. L. Brown,
Kamloops; A. Carmichael, Chilliwack;
W. S. Compston, North Vancouver;
K. I. McKay, Penticton; Thomas
Shortreed, Aldergrove; F. C. Wade,
K.C.; V. L. Murdoff, H. C. Hurrv. W*.
M. Horries, J. N. Ellis, J. T. Phelan.
Dr. George Evans, P. Donnelly, Richard S. Ford, H. P. Gardner, J. B.
Campbell, H. F. Hewett, Dr. A. S.
Munro, R. B. White. Joseph Caldwell and Jonathan Rogers.
Th.. Westminster Trust and Safe deposit Company are New Westminster
snd district agents of the B. C. Life.
Port    George   Line Will Open Cp   n
Rich Now Territory���Details
of Contract,
Premier McBrlde's speech in the
legislature on moving the second
[reading of the railway bills on Wed-
in.s.lay wa, an Interesting and informing contribution to the.debates of
.the se_8tion. Taking up each bill in
|turn he gave a brief account of its
'provisions with some Incidental forecast of the advantages .which he ex-
IpecU. the province to derive in each
case. The Pacific Great Eastern, he
was careful to point out, will be an
entirely Independent corporation, hav-
j.in.g norhink at all to do with the
jGTainl Trunk Pacific.
j The premier pale! his respects
somewhat firmly to Mr. J. J. Hill
iwho, he hinted, has proven better at
I promisees than perfonna.iUTi' su far
las railway construction In this province is concerned, lie also Intimated
I that the C. P. R. might very we-n
I have done more than il has dime for
the development e>r British Colum-
fbla, although he added that In 'h-s
respect tin- C. P, R, Is waking up,
��� now that rivals have come In and occupied so much of the field. Arrangements, he said, would be made
for taking over the Howe Sound e&
Pemberton Valley line, which will be
merged   In   the  large.1 enterprise.
The Premier's remarks in part
"In rising io move the second reading of Bill No. 23, I should like to
have the permission of the House to
devote myself for a little time this
afternoon to enlargement of the
very brief explanation which I submitted yesterday in Introducing the
bills which are now before the
House. Before doing so, however, I
think it is perhaps rigiht that I should
preface my remarks with the statement that the railway policy of the
government as at present agreed
upon In the first pllace because of the
very great development that ls to he
noted In almost every section of this
province, in the next iplace because of
the very obvious necessity for the
provision of aditional transportation
facilities to assist and strengthen that
development and in the third place
because of the near approaohlng
completion of the Panaima Canal, the
construction of which we are all
convinced will do so very much to
promote the satisfactory development
and prosperity of this section of
It is now but two years since I last
submitted to this pailllament certain
measures making for the construction of needed railways In this province. At that time we were all of
the opinion that because of the
prominence our province was attaining In the eyes of the world the time
was not far distant when we should
have to ask parliament to authorise
further measures of a similar nature.
I am glad Indeed that I am now In
a position today to present a number of measnires which I feel confident will make for new development
and added prosperity ln British Columbia in its every part. I can add
but little to what I have so often
said to parliament and to the country
on this subject.
A Solid Growth.
That the growth of British Co^
lum'l-ia during recent years has been
little short of phenomenal goes without saying. At the saime time It may
fairly and truthfully be said that
marvellous advance when analyzed
js found (o 'be based upon a sound,
Solid and Substantial foundation.
There is in this province nothing
that may be regarded as in the nature
of a boom. There Ls nothing In
British Columbia's present growth
that Is of a sepculatlve character. The
growth and procr.-ss that ar** now
pelng noted miinu 1ndU<i-ut._.,iy for
permanency and n great future, and
this can not li*> Questioned, in this
cohheetloil We feel that ave are ert>-
titled lo and we do take some credit
for the work of the government having ln some degree been Inubfumental
In the promotion of this deVeleipiment.
And that we have not ma.de this plea
In vain has been eatatAlshed when we
have submitted the question to the
great jury of thee country nnd we
,have come back to this House with
added sfcreflgtin.
With respect to the bill which it is
my pleasant duty now to submit  for
Its second  reading,  It  Is  In  effect nn
agreement   entered   Into   between   IIIh
Majesty   the   King   as   represented   ln
nnd   by  the  Province  of  British    Columbia,  anel   Messrs   Foley,  Welch     &
Stewart, a prominent firm  of railway
contractors,   with   an   unchallengealble
Standing as  legitimate  railway  Mi riders, a standi-nig that can  not be called
into  question.     These gentlemen  have
been entrusted iby the goveirnment of
ihe   Dominion- with   a   major   portion
of construction   on   the  Grand  Trunk
Pacific line,  and  they have alsei  carried   to  a  successful   cemcluslon   contracts  for   the     completion     of   large
mileages   for   both   the  Canadian   Pacific and  the Canadian Northern systems.     We  are  thereifore  not  dealing
.with any strange combination, but on
the   other   hand   with   gentlemen   of
'proven ability to carry out such works
las they may undertake and siteh as Is
iinvolved   in   the   building  of  the  Vancouver,  Howe   Sound   &   Fort  George
I Railway line.
In connection with the urgent necessity for a railway connecting Van-
| couver with Fort George much has
jbeen said in the public press during
i recent weeks, and there has been
[marked activity among the various
| hoards of trade, chamlbers of oom-
merce and similar organizations which
have energetically taken up this project. The government, too, .has not
been at all slow to recognize the necessity for the construction of this
road. But when I take the House Into  my confidence  and  tell  them  that
through the- Interior of our province heritage for an agricultural contmun-
and can speak from personal knowl- ity it, this great north land. Tien
edge of the excellent crops of the Lil- when yop leave Quesnel and B��da
looet of apples and the general classes Creek and go on to Fort Ge.ir:*o yen
of fruits which one would look for u-s see the wonderful riches of ,he CO' n-
liitely to thrive In this particular, try along the Fraser whose ravfja.Mon
zone whieh Is part and parcel of the presents absolutely no dil'l'i; ilt'es to
[world famous dry belt of British Co- th,. vessels that 'have for years new
Iumbia. When construction of tins been operating under the- "manage-
new line is accoimiplished tihe people ment of the British Columbia Express
iof the Llllooet will be able to make !n.n.l other companies. Even ni this
'their shipments to markets that are .early stage of the growth and de-
iples and plums and peaches, and such jvolopmcnt being produced and des-
[other fruits, and we on the coast will 'tlned to be proeluced by the Grand
be able to get these fruits from the jTrunk Pacific you find In this district
direct the attention of the House to UUoo'*t' ** we 8hoM have Ip?* **'- ��*ttleme��t after settlement wihere the
the very striking evidence Of the part hul��� ����� <-*<-iUtle* ot tran.-port been .pre-emplor has gone in and where
Played by late railway construction in  ava"1 ablC*      ' , ,,,,-,   ��,. I*?,*'6, '.  Ver,y T*1 ,0 'be]leve thero
the development of the province.      In L   X'e  "'"*   "^ ��* nT\ L   *        h!  w---���ble*"-ro  lo1nK, be a l���*8 and very
1.0.  there  were  in  British  Columbia jfrults gT0Wn *** tlle ��kana'San on the |*vealthy  population,
but coo miles of standard roads,    in
1912   the  mileage  constructed   or    as-- ,
sured, and largely    through " the    development   of   the   railway   policy     of ]
this, government, is not less than 2H1I2 , .___-__. _ ���    h^^^^m	
miles-built or under contract.     Up- 's'deraible importance     borne years ago  George.     These  the    scene    is    most
Plause.)    If we add to this    the    -15 ^ou f-��  recollect that there  was  tie- ,ploail-nw  u,  the  eye.    On   m,v  trip  to
De_ iF���rt  George  some  months ago I
the consideration of the ibest means to
adopt to secure the building of this
line has been thc work of the government eiuring months and months past,
it must hot be taken ns the slightest
reflection upon the activity of these
various organizations, hut rather the
government recognises these organizations as fittingly r-epresenta-tive of the
business interests of the country and
of the optimistic feeling which is en-
ijoyed throughout the length and
'breadth of British Columbia.
Growth of Mileage.
In  the  first  place  I  should  like  to
'island as well as on the mainland.
A Hicii District.
Then, as to the mineral country,
i Llllooet has for many years enjoyed
|the reputation of being of Sime con-
. mendous   excitement  in   DiMooet
Around Fort George.
Then as you approach Fort George
you find, a wonderful section of country at the Junction of the Nechaco
River 'with the Fraser at or near Fort
miles in addition which are provided':mf"-ou e"" mm *" %m"Z , T * "rt 0eow S<>mi> m0nihs aso ' had
for by the policy of the government eause ��< the fscovery of some lode the opportunity of visiting one of the
embraced and expressed in these bills. mlnea, where theTe Pr��mls��l to be an tpwaeltee and Iby the way there ar���
embraced and expr ^^^^^^^^^^^
we have the result of constructed and
assured railways in gritish Columbia
Of four thousand miles of standard
road, as against but tioO a few years
Included In Mils approximate total.
I count this Vanl.eniver and Fort
'George line with an estimated length
of -150 miles. There have been several large organisations Interesting
;themselves In the project Involved ln
j linking up Vancouver and Fort George
by a line of railway, to give access
also to the Peace river country; and
j while the government has after ma-
ture consideration completed this
agreement with Messrs. Foley, Welch
& Stewart, this by no means indicates
that the government undertakes to
say or desire to suggest that any of
:the oiher persons or corporations uiho
'have been applying for the rlgiht to
take this work in hand have been in
any jj*ay uheejual to the task. The
contract with Messrs.
abundance of very rich ore of free
milling quality. On this excitement
there followed many disappointments
and considerable loss, wltih the result
that Lilfooet, like many another mining camp In Its early history, had to
suffer from tho effects of an injured
reputation, but 1 Would be the last
man ln British Columbia to say that
'1-lllooet as a mining section is done
and that there is absolutely nothing in
sight there for the-miners of the fu- [marvellous country and
tuie. On the contrary, I aim pleased
,to be a/ble to tell the IIoiiBe that from
government engineer, and others, the
sections of the .Llllooet district now
being prospected or in course of development give promise of excellent
results   in   the   near  future.     Hereto
fore, because of thc indifferent trans-
portatioin, it has been almost impossible to provide mining machinery at
a cost which was not prohibitive, but
once this mining machinery is able to
be brought into the country at a mod-
IgeveraJ there and likely to remain,
but 1. as I sny, with some of my
friends, had the opportunity to visit
one of them where we secured an excellent view of the upper Fraser and
the long reach of the Necihaco River.
It is a sight wlvta!) must Impresj* all
who behold It and which I am sur.i
will long linger In the memory, not
only of myself, but of tihow who ware
with  me on that occasion.    Here ls a
      one    wthlch
[with Just a I'ttle more development
of transportation may, even independent of Its agricultural resources, male
: the lower section of British Co1um-
Ibit look well rb her laurels. It would
be unfair at this early stage of her
j development   to  a.sk   too  mul.'h   of  the
stmv-en v,__ i , F��Ia-'/ Weloh & jerate cost we will soon see there the
S-bU.   inter   !      TV" ^ ^^ Iraplrt development of many a promls-
public   interest,   and   with   recognition -
las well  of the  fact  of  what  is  being jearly completion of the Vancouver & I
[done by thc* Grand Trunk Paci.il.-.
Now, Mr, Speaker, I should line in
tho first place to make one observation in connection with this proposal,
and that is that this Pacific & Great
Eastern Railway Company, whicih
this hill wjll bring Into existence, is an
entirely   independent   and     Individual
Nechaco and the northern country.
I hut there has already been a gooel
,deal of settlement. The experimental
Work ha.- been done and we are fully
antltled to say that It ls destined to
i take rank side by side with the very
.best sections of the -prm-Ine tn agricultural and horticultural productiv-
I am satisfied that the | ���y .v*uffiPe it to say for the present
that the settlers who have already
gone In there are well satisfied.    They
Ing property
early comiple	
Howe  Sound   road   will   be   coincident
with  the  flowering up  of a  new life jare raislng _r0.pg -,tmndant ,_ qir:Ultllv
in   that  section  of  the  pronivce,  and .      }  Qf thfi b_s,   -���-litv     ���-_���-  ft-
that   it   will     presently   sprln��      nto   m-rkets  a-  yet  are  fpw  _������   fa_ ,.,__
prominence as worthy of a high plav.-etW��,en   tnoy   ���T(,   -,,,,.   ,o   make
in the mineral zone of British Colum- lprorltei    The t>T0MpvsU of tllP Mtlm
The   history
ly   Indepndent   and"    In
whatever   allied   with
_-,,���,_.,  -       c l     '"��   iiisioiy   o-   mining   in     British
fh _ % compan*v un��*r "*e control of 'co'lumbla unquestionably will bear me
this government, a company absolute- !out   in   the  stat--ment   that   there  has
respect   been  a  remarkable     harvest   of  gold
���-.���-.    ��t.      ._    s. ~r   dependent   from   the   streams     of     the  Llllooet
upon either the Grand Trunk Pacific, lc01,ntrv  through  placer  mining.    The
Ihe  Canadian  Pacific    or    any  othe-r '
road.     (Applause) !Va���py  havp   b__n   (he  _ol__ce  of  rlch
In casually looking over the sched-'fort���nt,-   tn     manv     -.-   adventurous
ulee   set  out   in   this   bill,   on.-   might 'prospector, and the time Is approach-
possibly co-me  to  the  --onclus:>n  that   *n
this company  would   he  to  a  certain
degree  or  in   some     way    under   the
power   of   the   Grand   Trunk   Pacific  ot-
hM!���^ny'rbUt,Ca*!rfl"   PerUSal   ��"   the!streams   will   once   more   be   possible,
bill   will  dispel   this  misapprehension. 'u-   thls  Unll;  on  a very   ,un-e  ,,,,,,,
H?��t 'h, , ,T,?  nt  "he   -"*- 'We know from what has been done In
that this new line, which may become
In process oif time part and yeirtinn of
still anoth*er Canadiaa transeontlnent-
1<?r (bars   which   extend  along   the  Fraser
been   t!
   id the    	
when   the   application   of   up-to-
date  methods to  the 'problem  of lifting this mineral wealth froem the beds
the     Fraser     anel     its     tributary
the past that gold exists in these river  beds,   probably   to  a  much   greater
i_________________^^^^^^^^^^_ extent than It was found  ln Southern
ai system���as I s-incerely hope it may California, where dredging methods
���Is in reality independent, absolutely have -^n carried out so successfully,
under the control of this Provincial iand z am impellc-d to the hell?f with
Government. More than that, while jtir,e construction of this railroad thtre
in this ihill we are providing for con- 'wH1 be -arge and profitable Invest-
nectlon between North Vancouver and iments  !n   lhe gold-d.rc-dglng  In.lusury.
You will see the Fraser thr 111,'hvit
this section lined with dredges capable   of   lifting  from,   the    rlv?r-bed
I  do
Fort George via Howe Sound and the
upper Fraser Valley. It will be seen
that provision has also been made for
adequate connections to serve Van- mtlliona upo���'millions of gold.
���I. \! ?*Z Wes.m ns.er. Pro- t -vlsh ��0 be at all extravagant ,���
''*'?," ha8/ls�� beven 'rnade ln thls con- imy references In this resp2-t. I am
nectlon for tbe provision and mindful of the fact that the r., pon-
ma men-wee of a proper ferry service \,me offlee x hold M mincer ut nines
w.hleih must  be   In   every  respect   the I must   -make     me   more     cart-ft.1   ln
of the lieut-��nant-gOv^rni>r in council
so that while this new road will
fining ihJustrS', '-".if _ wish
that 1 speak advisedly because oi
ne-c- 'own intimacy with the district
essarily be of first and very special ifrom reports which I have h.ti
service to the city of Vancouver, at
the same time all the communities,
and  aU  the- 'districts  of the  provlnle ^satisfied   thut  thive
______________________^^^^^^^^^^_.    Ibe  found suitable for  that section  o
anything I may say in re.ard. to the,Ihp  c���lintry  whlch  ���c-  ea-t  ot  th
��� ,__b _______���-____________* *       the I must   -make
best that can be provided, and which '
mult mea��'-rc- up to the requirements :���,���,���. nMimUm  .-,vf    T ._,_*  r��� say
to me  by inJeponelent explorers    and
jmlners from all of these sources I am j"."'," '
win ���*!.-, i. -,r    ,   .   "  *"���- .satisfied   thut  theTe    Ls  a  wond.rful*
m, ,-r  ,   u    afr��r^-d c'v"r*v -e'1'ona.bU  future "Ukured for Elllooet, bo'h as a
'.I't-ortunity   to  share   In   the   beneflU p'acer  gold-dredging  proposition   and
In  this district  therefore  are  In  the
highest degree  encouraging.
Peace River Country.
. No*v* as we pass away from Fort
jGeonge, which for the present ls th.-
terminal of this road, we come pres-
ler.tly Into the Peace river country in
which we Iook for some remarkable development before long. Stories
are brought from there by exploring
parties of the wonderful land and the
promi.-ing coal fields anel the immens..
timber arefis of this part of the province of llritish Colun.bia. Wo can
scarcely look through a single local
paper of these times without finding
some account here or there of what
may be expected when the Peace river
country Is openeel up. All manner
of forecasts are made as to the great
wheat crops the Peace river country
will be able to answer for. 80 many
things are said about the coal fields
as to make one feel that when transportation facilities are provided tho
coal output may equal, If It does not
surpass ln value, that of the wheat.
Then, too, we are told of the vast
areas of timber of excellent quality,
not perhaps se> large or sei dense as
you find In the lower suction of the
country, but nevertheless considering
the latitude In Whicih it is located It
|j a good marketable kind of timber
that will  be profitable because It will
that will be made possible through th
opening up of the region, that wiis
ll.ie will traverse, and Victoria
and New Westminster aa well as the
outlying districts will share in the
Iliany profits and blessings produced
by the construction of thla new line.
With respect to the country to be
opened up and served by this road,
It will not be necessary for me Ihere,
or now to indulge ln any general description of tihe district. 1 need
scarcely tell this House of the wonderful timber wealth the Howe Sound
district, or of the latent mineral
wealth lying in that zone today, awaiting exploitation that has hitherto
been Impossible for the lack of
transport facilities. Through my
Identification with the department of
imines 1 have perhaps especial laciill-
as a lode-mining center.
Wonderful Cnrlboo.
Then as we come up the I'raser we
approach the Cariboo district. This
Is a district with which many rf the
honorable gentlemen here have the
privilege of a considerable acquaintance, and many of the members rre
well aware of the riches of the Fraser
as you approach the Quesnel ce-uniry
and the Fort George section. There
have been farms successfully operated
and long since flourlsfotng along the
.benehlands of the upper Fraser river. |-
There are many estimable pioneers as
well as old residents along the banks
of this mighty stream who went Ihere
In the early fifties or sixties and first
.made their records for homes'ads
and pre-emptions, and despite the f'.ls-
advantages "Which    they    encountered,
mountalnsi -..'.-.-
The gnvOi-riment has not gone so far
Ih its present proposals as to provib
| for tihe extension of the railway system from Fort Gee>rge Into the Peace
country, but we would have
you take tho bill that we submit today
as an earnest of the Intention of the
j-overnment to press on with the work
of providing transportation for tho
northern part of the country ami all
our effeirts on this behalf will be
based In the future as ln the pnst on-
tho closest enquiry and investigation.
Ry the time thnt this road ls nt or
near Fort George wo exipect to be In
a position to determine to what
length and aileipg what Toute there
shall be a continuance of transportation from Fort George toward the
northtern hlnetrland. This ls a largo
HUbject, but one which In all fairness
am  btound to anticipate In view of
ties   for     knowing   that   the  mineral 'and especially the v'cr'y- gr'eaVdlVfi'cuT-
prospuK'ts of this seotlon, when once
transportation difficulties have.- been
removed arc of vast importance, and
there ls everyreason as well us to hmpe
ties with regard to transpir'.i'loii,
they have been to a very wonderful
extent successful, and many of them
have    accumulated    splendid    inmpe-
that this section  will some day prove |tencles   through     their    farming  ard
one of    our    best    lode    milling elis-
With re-.ipect to to the Pern'!httun
Meadows, they are alreaely receiving
conaideraible   disi-rved   attention   as   a
stock-raising .Operation*. Their Investments which havo been M s'.tc-
eessful under the conditions Which
they were compelled to meet, will give
use some Idea of what Is In store for
valluable  agricultural   region.     Farm- 'settlers who will pour Into  that zoning  operations  have  been  under  way iilerful land  in th near future,
there during past years, attended with |    Jn   travelling  thromgih   that  cjurtry
such a measure of success as to plain- Ifrom  the    district    of I_lllooat    right
ly show that here again with the provision of additional lacilities of transport, the peoptie of British Columbia
will  be  enaibled     to   develop  1'a.rming
lands  wihlch   give  every   promise " of
being  a  splendid  and  valuable  add
.he extensive transportation proposals tho government has presented to
thc country. And I woulel n-s'k the-
House to believe that Just as oOon a^
time and con.lltlo-ns warrant, lt Is proposed to leavp notlhlng undone to leon-
npet the Peace river district of the
north with the older settled districts
of the south, so that there may be one
line running down to the tilth parnl-
leil, and so we may preserve this
g��cnt country nnd the Interests It mny
cover for our own people and our own
through the country from Soda Creek
below  to  Fort  George  and  above,    I
was very much  Impressed    with    the
wonderful   extent   of    the     exce'lent
farm land that ls to be found on elth-
,  -________. ier *,1<le of the main river.    This land
Hon to our agricultural area, and pro- |n8 anyone may see who tak'is a trip
vide satsifactorlly for large Bagman- khrouglh that country Is almost llmit-
tation of our population. -,eM  ,���  quantItv  anJ     *8  ot  exo..|*ent
Then,  as  we   move along,   there   Is quality.    As you go up from Queinel
the   I.lillooet  district,     and   honorable  no one can hesitate in the conclusion
gentlemen here must know se.mething |to which he Will come as to whit lies
of what great potentialities are to be  before   that   country   when   there   is
found there.   There ie no doubt what-  more  dcveloprmen* 'because  from  the
e-vor of the wonderful  productiveness appearamce   of   the   farms   "nat   bhve
of the soil of the Llllooet section, and ibcen there for forty or fifty -...--erf. nnd
as to the   fruits that are grown there,  from   the   abundanlee     of     the   crops
it  is  the  opinion  of  the best  experts I which   have   been   raised   we  cm  se e i
and the moat experienced Judges thatlthat experimentation has bein ctr-ie-dj
It la of the finest quality, and the moat  to such  an  etxent as  to  disclose  tie
e*.-ellent   flavor.     1   have   visited   this'splenelhl  fact to the people of British I
district  in   the   course   of  my  travels'Columbia   that   we   have   a   tDUiuHj, I ^^-^m^-^^,^;
VICTORIA, Feh. 28���As Indicative
that the population of Victoria ls Increasing very rapidly, It is mentioned by agents that there are nt tho
present moment few, If any, houses
for rent. This Is true even in the
outlying portions of tho city, notwithstanding the fact that residences
are being erected at a greater rate
than ever before known ln the history of Victoria. With the demand
for houses, there has naturally been
an increase In rental charges, desirable places bringing as high as $40
a month. This refers to a house of
six or seven rooms. Even the smaller
houses In choice parts of the city
bring $30 and $25.
Shiloh's Gun SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1912.
P. 0. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON. Prop.	
LADNER,  -   -   B.C.
All Modern Conveniences, Newly Furnished.   Well Heated,   Sample  Room
American and  European Plan
First Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors & Cigars
Rates Reasoiiablb
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Nut   and   Lamp  Coal  for  Sale
Holy Communion, flrst and third.
Sundays at 11 a.m., second and fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Friday evening,
Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C. Hoyle,
Church ���erricsa will be held every
���ther Sunday, beginning with Sunday,
November 14, 1��0��:    Parochial maes
at 1��:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 1 pan.;
evening devotion,  I  p.m.;   low mess
foe foflowlsg    Monday,    ��� a.m.    F
KlenU, D.L., parish priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m
land  7:30   p.m.;   class  meeting,  after
ithe morning service every    Sunday;
Sabbath school at 2:30    p.m.    every
i   i'.Sunday;  prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:30.    Rev. J. H.
Wright, pastor.
St. Andrew's Presbj-terlan.
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m.
ei-O 7.30 p.m.; week night services on
; Thursday evening at 7.30 o'cloek. Rev
J.  J.   Hastie,  minister.
Sabbath  services.���Crescent Island,
|t p.m.; Sundayschool, 2 p.m..  Lad-
Mr, 7:10 p.m.; Sunday school at 11
[a.m.; prayer meeting on Wednesday
fat 7;I0  p.m.    Rev. C.  R.  Blunden.
g putter.
Wear Invictus Shoes
One of the Best Fitting
Best Wearing, Best Looking Shoes on the Market.
All   Sizes   and   Shapes
Boots Shoes
Custom Work a Specialty
|       VICTORIA,    IVh.    2S- -i lee-.-uL-e      ol
! the refusal or the Island Construction
Company to carry out its- coritraci
tor thi erection of the new High
school,   the    company's     e-b,,,,,,.     :,,>���
��� 314,600 put up as a deposit for thc
signing of the contract at the bid
figure of $280,000, has been escheated by tho board and new tenders are
I now being called for bids to be ln the
| hands of the secretary of the boarel
not later than 1 p.m. March 12, a
separate tender for the installation of
the electrical equipment ^eing required. Xo bills for the plumbing or
heating apparatus is being asked.
f    ...LOCAL ITEMS...
TORONTO,     Feb.   2S��� The
I Growers' Co-operative Fruit Growers
of Ontario. Limited, which is to act
as a central purchasing and selling
organization for the l.-aellrg standarel
fruits. Brands are to be decided and
a determined fight is to be put up for
the Ontario apple in the growing
market of the west where growers
fear that Ontario fruit Is losing
ground, owing to the better organization of growers not only in British
Columbia but in the States of Oregon,
Washington and California.
Delta municipality is situated    at
| the mouth of the Fraser river ln the
I finest agricultural district In Canada.
I The chief interests ln  the Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture, market gardening and    horse    breeding.
Th��   shipping   facilities   by   rail  and
boat  to   the markets  of  British  Co-
, Iumbia and the States are unrivalled.
The crop yield is the largest per acre
| In Canada, ln the year 1909 between
40,000 and  60,000    tons    of produce
were raised ln    the    Delta    district
Along the south bank of the Fraser
; river there are sites for all Industries.
Board   of   Trade ��� President,    A,
|Davie; Secretary, W. H. Wilson.
Justices of the Peace���R. B. Kittson
|H.  D.  Benson,  H.  J.  Kirkland,  Wm.
Curtis, J. B. Burr, J. McKee.
Coroners���Dr. A.A.  King and Dr.
.   Kerr Wilson.
Medical Health Officer���Dr. Dudley
School Board���Chairman, S. Wright
Robertson, A. deR. Taylor, J. Mc-
.allum. Secretary, N. A. McDiarmid.
Farmers' Institute���President, T.
lume;  Secretary, N. A. McDiarmid.
Delta Farmers' Oame Protective
,-Boclatlnn���President. John McKee;
Secretary, H. J. Hutcherion.
Delta  Agricultural   Society���Presi-
lent, H. J. Hutcherson, Secretary, A.
'deR. Taylor.
Member of Parliament���J. D. Taylor. New Westminster.
Member of Loca' Legislature���F. J.
lacKensle, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings���8.8 New Delta,
heaves Ladner every day for Steves-
lion at 8:30 a.m��� and 3:30 p.m., con-
[necting with the B.C.F..R. for Van-
auver. Returning leaves Steveston
St 9:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. S.S.
ransfer leaves for New Westminster dally, except Sundays, at 7 a.m.,
snd returning leaves New Westmln-
rter at 2 p.m., reaching Ladner at
JB:30 p.m.
Railways���Great   Northern    leaves
Port  Guichon   dally  for  New  West-
alnster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.; re-
Warning leaves Vancouver at 1:10 p.m.
selling Port Guichon about 7.10 p.
|Lulu island Branch, G. H. Pramltlln.
JHiooal Manager; Vancouver to Eburne
���fad    Steveston���Oars leave Grwnvlll.
eet Depot (at north end of bridge
err FaJlee Creek)  ait  8:80 e-*m. e.n-3
ourly  until  10:30  p.m.    Special car
lor Eburne at 8:0-0 a.m.    Care leave
;eveeton at 8:10 a.m. end hourly un-
10:10 Mn.   Sunday Service���First
e leave either terminus at 8:30 a.m.
ourly service thereafter until  10:30
Post Office���Hours 8 a.m., te 7 p.m.
Mall for Vancouver close at 3 p. m.
For New Westminster and up river
points at 8.30 a.m. Closed all day Sunny*
Municipal Council meets Municipal
JHall, Ladner, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays ln each month at 1 p. m.
Following are the members of the
Reeve���John Oliver.
Councillor*���C. Brown, H. D. Benson, W. A. Kirkland, H. Lewis, A. D.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
AlyE and all kinds oi
Your Patronage Solicited*
Spring Machinery
Potato Planters, Cultivators (tt, 2 and 3 horse), Garden Hand
Drills and Cultivators (Planet Jr., etc.). Plows of all descriptions,
Disc Harrows, Manure Spreaders, Seed Drills, Land Rollers, Fan_
ning Mills and Baggers, Waggons, Buggies and Democrats, Gasoline Engines (Fairbanks, Morse and International), Chaff Cutters,
Incubators and Brooders  (Cyphers and Jubilee.)
E. T. CALVERT, Agent
SAX MATEO. Cal, Feb. 29.���"Oh,
goodness, my wheel V ill broken un"
wailed Amy Starken aifter an auto had
run into her. smashed her bicycle an��
hurled her twenty feet away on her
There  are
���oleman-    in !���*��� b. it. born i i Mr,
'  ;   Mrs.   I:.  A.   Cob m in,   I.. Iner,  a
Harris���On Feb. 27, born to -lr. and
Mrs. Joseph Harris, Crescent Island,
a son.
Mr. D. Gilchrist ls building himself
a comfortable home In Crescent Island.
H. Hornby, of Chilliwack. was a
visitor in town this week and may
buy and locate here In'the near future.
Work has been commenced on the
addition to the Delta Mercantile Company's new building. The foundations have been laid and in a few
tlaya the walls of the structure will
be up. Just as soon .as the building
is complete thc- new proprietors will
put in a complete stock of general
H. J. Hutcherson and W. H. Smith
went to Cloverdale on Thursday to
attend a meeting of the Liberal-Conservative executive there.
Ttunnlons Bros, have rected a photo-
graphie- tent In teiwn and are taking
portraits of the neople of the teiwn
and   district.
Mr. Elliott, th.- contractor, wi")
shortly commence the. erection of the
pool room and tobacconist store for
Mr. McCrea.
rumors afloat thai ������..
'::'">' butcher shop **->--] be open _
i.aiiiie i* before  long,
_ a. Howard (pu-pil of D. c. Falrntaj,
T.C.M., Vancouver) takes pupils tee
plan i.   Terms ��1.00 per lesson.     *
W. F. Cullls is erecting a comfort.
able dwelling house adjacent to hie
plaee  of business.
The regular monthly meeting of th_
Ladner W.O.T.U. will be held at the
home of Mrs. York on Tuesday, March
5th, at 3 p.m.
Reeve Oliver Is still In Victoria,
keeping his eye on the legislature
so as to he fully posted at the ne_**_
provincial election.
Mrs. W. Pybus is reported to be-
on the sick list. Her little daughter
Edna, who has been sick for a week
or so,  Is  now  on  the  mend.
On Tuesday evening, Mr. and Mr*.
W. L. Lanning entertained a number
of friends. A number of contette
wtre Introduced which provided a
most enjoyable  evening.
The farmers of the district are hf
the thick of their spring work an-f
everything points to an unusually
large acreage being under cultlva-
On   the   evening   of  Thirrsday   the
I 29th   there   was   a   farewell   dance   in
McNeely Hall in honor of Miss Dock-
| rill, who has been substituting in the
j Ladner   public   school.       There   were
present about fifty of the young people of the district and a most enjoy-
I able   time  was  spent.    Miss   Dockrill,
during  her  stay  in Laaner,   has  become very popular an_  has  made  a
host of  friends who are sorry to see
her go  away.
R. J. Stokes has sold out his
butcher business to W. R. Ellis, who
took possession on Friday last. Mr.
Elliss will lease the buildings useel
in  connection  with the business.
Rev. Dashley Hall, of Vancouver.,
will be the speaker at a meeting next
Monday evening under the joint ao*-
pices of the W.C.T.U., and th-r-
Women's   Equality  League.
Miss Nora Dorkrill. who has just
severed her connection with the I-ael-
ner public school staff, has accepted
the position Of assistant principal at
the Lord Kelvin school, Xew Westminster.
Mr. Jack Green, of Crescent Island,
will shortly commence the erection of
a fine residence which, when completed, will cost in the neighborhood
of $6,000. Mr. Elliott has the contract.
Uhe fDetta Ui.
Si.oo a year *--��
Via Steveston and
Dally���In Effect October 1.
Leave Steveston���9.30 a.m.; 4.30 p.m.
Leave   LadneT���8.30   a.m.;   3.30   p.m.
Compet-Uon for Xew University Buildings to bo Erected at PoUit Grey,
Near Vuiu-ourer, British Columbia.
The Government of British Columbia invite Competitive Plans for the
general scheme and design for the
proposed new University, together
with more detailed Plans for the
buildings to be erected nrst at an
estimated  cost  of $1,600,000.
Prizes of $10,000 will be given for
the most successful Designs submitted,
.Particulars of the competition nnd
plan of site may .be obtained on request from the undersigned.
The designs to be sent ln by July
31st,  1912,  addressed  to
Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, British Columbia.
Incorporated 1910.
We are prepared to Install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance in connection with
our service.   Apply to
A.   DeR.  TAYLOR,  Sec
FOR SALE���A few choice pure tired
Single Comb Black Minorca Cockerels; imported stock. K. C. Mc-
Callam, Ladner.
Delta Hotel.
J. iSearell.  Vancouver.
W.  H. Jaques.  Vancouver.
W.   Staples.  Vancouver.
D. W. O. Byrne. Calgary.
J.   A.  Dupuis,  Vancouver.
W.  Rickard,  Vancouver.
G.  Gayner, Vancouver.
H. Wright, Vancouver.
C. A. Picker, Vancouver.
H. L. Van Wyck, Vancouver. %
T. B.  Elliott, Vancouver.
W.  B.  Harris, Vancouver.
���M.  G.  Kelly. Vancouver.
W.  Kleman,  Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. McMahon, Eburne.
W.   C.   Lander,   Vancouver.
O.  A.  Murphy, Vancouver.
C. W. Murray, New Westminster.
B. Chisholm,  New Westminster.
J.  Burton, New Westminster.
F.  Williams,   New  Westminster.
W.  S. Crowe, Toronto.
J. Robertson, Victoria.
W.   W.   Alton,   Eburne.
B. Farrer, Vancouver.
P. H. Forrest, Vancouver.
There was a large attendance at
the sale of the farm Implements and
effects of Frank -Hanford on Tuesday last. (> -nerally the articles sold
brought good prices. Mr. Hanforel
and family propose making their
homes in Ladner in future.
Mr. Ceo. Devitt, who has been the
lessee of the H. Kirkland farm for
the past five years, has purchased a
fine property at Barnston Island', and
will shortly remove there with hie
Municipal employees are at wort.
spreading crushed rock on the *lre-*--_*
around town. It is hoped that the
e'oming season will note a marked improvement In the roads throughout the
Mr. Frank Wllley, evangelist In
charge of the Central Mission, ln Vancouver, will be the speaker in the.
Baptist church next Sunday evening.
At the close of the evening
service, Mr. Wllley will give an account of the work being carried on
at the Central   Mission.
Mr. John Burr Is building a new-
house on his property at Crescent
Island. Mr. D. Price is the builder.
The house, when completed, will be
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Sutton, the
latter of whom is on her way out
from the Old Country.
The attention of the public is called
to the B. C. Life Assurance Company's
announcement. Their admirable pro-
positon as a means of protection and
investment is well worthy the consideration of both wage earner and capitalist.
<"'hief Watson, of the New Westmin,
ster fir.;, brigade, and T. Furness, the
Xew Westminster City Foreman, were
in town <in Thursday in the ehltf*
big red auto. They visited Westha**-**
Island an��� other .points In the Delta
district, in search of some heavy
horses reeiulred iby the city.
The vote on Church Union will he.
taken in the Methodist church on
the evening of March 5th. Voters-
who are unab'.e to be present on thai
evening are being asked to recor-J
Iheir ballots at the services ne*tf
Next Thursday evening. March 7th.
Mr. Lyons, of Ennlskillen, Ireland, will
ilt liver an address In the Odd Fellows' Hall, Ladner, on the Or_cg��
Order���past, present and future. T_��-
meeting will be open to the publitf
anel will be under the auspices of the
local Orange Lodge.
��� MILLINERY.���You arc cnr-Hally
invited to come and inspect my stock
of Spring Hats. Large assortment at
trimmed pattern hats; no two alike.
Also good selection of Ladies' an4
Children's Trimmed Hats. Hats
trimme.i tu order, a specialty. Mlsa
M. Wilson. *'
W. Burrell, late of the McKen>*>
stables, ls prepared to clip, break and
train horses. Appiy Clarke's Blacksmith Shop.
"FOR SALE���dOO tons of seed potatoes; late varieties; Sutton's Reliance. Bnrbnnk's .Seedling, r.irmen
No. 1, Factor. Asahel Smith, Ladner, B.C.
FOR SALE���Galvanized Iron water
tank; nearly new. Holds 474 Imperial gallons. Apply Howard Bros.,
FOR SALE���Jersey cow; also Peerless Incubator and Brooder. W.
H. Smith.
WANTED���Hay and oats ln exchange
for shingles. Address: Maple Leaf
Lumber Co., New Westminster.
Conservative Convention
to be held at 2.30 p. m. Mar-
5th in Opera House Clovei-
for the purpose of selecting a candidate to contest the Pr.ivine-i.il Election
in Delta Riding. All those In sympathy
with thc Conservative Party are invited
to nttend.
Delta Central Consorvntlve limn* III
Uihi will hold their annual meeting at
the same place at one o'clock, p.m.
The above meetings are called' on
this dnte so that Premier McBride and
the Attorney-General might attend before going em a campaign tour In the
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 29.���Two
ounces of whiskey must be put In a
highball to make it l*?gal, decided Justice Reeve in a back-salary suit. V.
Doeb-blns, plaintiff, snys four ounre-s
go in New Orleans and San Francisco.
His Los Angeles employer bal-ted at
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French regulator; never (ails. These
pills are exceedingly powerful In regulating the
generative po. tion of the female system. Ketuse
all cheap Imitations. Dr. de Ten's are sold at
15 a box, or three lor Sl(>. Mailed to any adelrenee.
rh�� Soobel! DroB <""-., St. Catharine* Ou.
See the Snaps in Grocery Deoartrnent
See our Fine Range 1912 WallPapers
Spring is Here!
And Our Store is Packed with Spring Gords
in All Departments
New Prints and Ginghams, Muslins and Vestings, Laces and Bmbroideries, New
Hosiery, all grade3 of Fine Fib and Plain Cashmere Hose for Ladies and Children,
Fine Lisle and Silk Hosiery. New Ribbons, Gloves, Children's Dresses, Corset., etc.
New Cretons, Art Sateens, Silkolines, Curtain Muslins, and Lace and Tapestry Curtains.
New Cottons, Cambrics, etc., Bed Spreads, Sheets and Pillow Cases, etc., etc.
1912 Model Suits, the highest grade made In Canada.
Special $30,00
Other Suits In Worsteds, Tweeds and  Serges,  at.  the-
suit  ' $1.60 te> 930.00
Hat.*���.Headquarters feir Stetson Hats; all the standard   blocks;   best   grade.;   at       $-1.50
English   and   Canadian   Hats   In   all   the   new   shapes
and colors $1.50 to $*".0<)
Xew Negligee and  Hongo Shirts, all  the best makes
of Working Shirts.
Gloves suitable for all kinds nf work.
Headquarters for om-toin���Complete stock of "Cur-
butt" ami "Big Bora Brand,"
See the big range of 1912 Wall Papers we are showing. Sample book sent nn request. A roll 8c to 100
Now   I'ui-iilturc  ami  nil   kinds   new   Linoleums  mid
< >ilt -loilis.
Head-quarters fur seed eif every kind. Besl Government Te.steel Timothy anel Clover Seeds. Garden
and  Flower Seeds of every kiinl.
Big Stock of Lawn Mowers in All Sizes
Fresh Stock of Sherwin-Williams Paints
and Oils
"I'iuii   t.i S|ir:iy.     Keep  -.'.in- trees clean  by u.-ign  OUT
Lime and Sulphur Spray.
\v,.  want   your   Eggs.    Hlghesl   market  price  paid.
1-ib. tins Salmon    I"** "-' " ���,'r 'l-00
Ramsay's Sodas,  tins, special       -���""*
Pure Maple Syrup, l  quart tins     88c
Special Blend Tea    ���**- lbs. for W.00
Fresh Groceries arriving every few days, Bran sad
Shorts now In stock,
Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson
, . ������ '
The British Columbia Life Assurance Co.
543 Granville Street, Vancouver, B. C.
Phone Seymour 9430
Report of Directors
The directors have pleasure in submitting the first Annual Report of the British Columbia Life Assurance
Company. glWn
The Company is now fully organized, and, as will be seen from the figures presented herewith, a.very favorable start has been made in business.
Our license to issue Policies was only obtained on May 16, 1911, aud so there were only eight months of
the year available for writing business.'During that short time the very satisfactory total of $1,095,805.00 of insurances was issued, and the Company had in force at the end of the year business amounting io almost One Million
dollars, on which the Annual Premium Income is $3-3,413.00.
The business paid for the year amounted to $857,843.00.
This large amount of business is an evidence of the appreciation which has already been accorded to the
Company by the people of Western Canada, for whose benefit the Company was established. We have much
pleasure in reporting excellent prospects for 1912, as applications for a very considerable amount have already
been received.
The assets of the Company are naturally still small, but the experience of other Companies justifies us in
expecting rapid growth, and in this connection it is important to note the very excellent field for investments of
a non-speculative and remunerative character, which is open to the Company. Every investment will be scrutinized carefully, and in the other important particular of expenditure, the most rigid economy consistent with the
welfare of the business will be observed. i    %
An encouraging omen as to the future of the Company is the fact that no death claims were reported in
the year. ,.t *"$$$gf
��� JONATHAN ROGERS, President,
Financial Statement
Balance Sheet a* at December 31st, 1911
...,,. '.-.
J ortgages  on  Real  Estate    ' 13,834.30
Debentures  57,574.00
CaBh on hand and in Bank  14,190.88
Accrued Interest  2,216.56
Outstanding and Deferred Premiums, less commissions .... 13,124.76
Balances due for premium on Capital Stock, secured  63.106.95
Office Furniture and Fixtures at Head Oftice and Branches 3,679.23
Insurance Premiums Received $18,797.14
Less  Re-a.isurances         3,161.27
 1 *  15,635.87
Interest Receipts  5,015.58
Calls on Cnpltal Stock  95,508.69
Premium on Capital Stock    109,393.05
Miscellaneous  44O.0O
We have examined the Balance Sheet herewith, together with the books
drawn so as to fairly show the position of the Company as at December 31, 1911,
Vantouver,  B.C.,  February   16th,   191i2'.
Li.viiii.n n.s. jMM
Reserves on Policies in f -rce $ 8,706.00
Premium paid in advance  270,70
Sundry Accounts outstanding     1,072.59
Capital Stock paid up    92.508.69
Surplus, excluding Capital    65,168.70
jrarsf i ���  j 	
Wilt* ''-<��� ���'. . $167,726.68
Taxes, Licenses, etc. . /  211.80
Commissions, Salaries and Office Expenses  47,821.44
Organization Expenses  85,681.54
Balance ,  89,278.41
wx%mt,m ^'    *" ^^^^^^
and vouchers of the Company, and certify that in our opinion same is
as disclosed by the books. KENDALL, SEWELiL & CO.,
Chartered Accountants.
I beg to report that I have valued the insurance outstanding as at December 31st, 1911, and have found
that the net reserve, after deducting the allowance for expenses authorized by the Insurance Act, amounted to
$8,706.00. The valuation was made on the basis prescribed by the Insurance Act, namely, the Om (5) 3y2 per
cent table.
The insurance in force amounted to $981,195.00. C. C. FERGUSON, F.A.S., A.I.A.
Westminster Trust & Safe Deposit, Ltd.
****"    Westminster Trust Block
District Agents
New Westminster
Ju-jus of IVrsonal and Civic Interest In
Uu- Cannery Town���Social
Club News.
-Sm3V-*STON, B.C., Feb. 26.���Mr.
P. H-Ckln is leaving on Wednesday
��n route to Takutat, Alaska, where he
has befn appointed as manager for
the St. Kllis Packing Company. He-
will remain in Seattle for two weeks
before proceeding north.
IMt. A. Parker is congratulating
Bimeelf <n the recovery of his lost
dog. Someone made a new home for
him in Vancouver.
The long standing Star Cannery
Is to be dismantled of her machinery.
which will be transferred to a
northern cannery.
���Mr. A. B. Curtis, of the Valley
Drainage Co., returned from Southern
���California Inst week, and has resumed
operations at the Hemphill farm with
their drainage machine. Mr. Curtis
report's a pleasant trip.
iMr. Joe. GilmouT, who has ac-
<ruired the Arnold farm at Terra Nova,
ha* on sale a fine display of thoroughbred Clydesdale marcs. As Mr. Oil-
mouT is an expert Judge of horsellcsh,
anyone looking for this kind of animal
would flo well to consult him.
The council have erected a tool
hons, next to the Court house. Many
ef the citizens think lt would be ad-
vl-eealile to cenvert lt into a morgue,
as that builddng le ln bad condition
for such purposes.
A Dog Tax.
It Is rumored that a dog tax system will soon be introduced by the
Council. Many of the citizens will
congratulate the council on this system, as there is so many of the "mongrel" tribe around town. These destroy gardens and fowls. The minimum rate of two dollars per year
should not be considered heavy by
those who have an affection for a good
dog. It will also make a good rev-
��nue producer.
Sfiilohs Gun
Social Club Notes.
The club takes this opportunity to
intimate to the ladies of the district
and municipality that the club rooms
__3 placed entire!*.* nt their dispoya!
ami use every Wednesday afternoon.
This Includes gymnasium and reading
room. And also that the members
invite the ladles as visitors every Wednesday evening.
iMr. Sparling, principal of Aberdeen
Public School, Vancouver, was ln
Steveston on Friday. The ladles of
tha Methodist church had taken the
Opera House for the evening and Mr.
Sparling give his interesting travel-
logue on Yellowstone Park, California.
He took the audience for a five days'
trip through this beautiful park, illustrating his lecture by limelight views,
which showed plainly the different
formations and characters of geysers,
hot springs and mud pools. His lecture was listened to attentively and
wa_ highly appreciated. During the
evening, Mr. Olbson, the popular pastor, rendered a solo, "Face to Face,"
which was well received by the audience.
STEVRSTON. B. ���., Feb. 28.���
Dr. Ernest Hall, the well-known
medical doctor will be ln Steveston on
Mi-rvh 10-h, when he will give two
of his most famous lectures, which
will be fully Illustrated by limelight
views. Full particulars win be given
out later when complete arrangements
are made.
At thev service in the Methodist
church last Sunday evening, Bev. I-S.
Leslie Best was the speaker. His subject was "Man's Royal Connection and
Mauls Coronation." Mo'sra. Olb*0%
and Marshall and Mlsa Oillls rendered
"The Harvest Is Tast," In a well bal
anced trio. These musical Items are
looked forward to by those attending
the church.
Mr. Dave Hennessy, the pioneer
farmer of Mud Bay, visited Steveston
last week, a guest of Mr. Geo. Alexander.
Mrs. J. Mutch and son. at Eburne.
was a guest of Mrs. A. Smith. Steveston, last week.
Mr. Ft, L. Vickery, who has been
connected with the Northern Crown
Bank for the past two years, has accepted a position with the Anglo-
American Canning Oo. Mr. Vickery
succeeds Mr. G. W**R��V ��r, who was promoted as manager some months ago.
Mr. Vickery will ���till r*��ide la Steves-
Mr. Thos. Kldd returned Sunday
after a two months' trip to California.
Mr. Kldd ls much improved in health
and has also gained considerably in
weitrht. He also admits there Is no
place like Lulu Island.
Mr. Jas. Wilson and family left on
Friday for Lindsay, Ont., wher6 he
goes Into the bakery business with
his brother.
Owing to his increased business in
that city, Dr. H. B. Flndlay has resolved with regret to move with his
family to Vancouver. He will spend
the week ends at his Island home,
on No. 8 Road, His office In Vancouver
will be 663 Granville street.
Leap Year Ball.
The ladles are making elalborate
preparations for their leap year ball
on February 28. The commltte are
sparing no pains to make this a
splendid success. Reynold's four-
!>i��-ce orchestra ha. been entra#ed. The
gentlemen will be charged fifty cents
ind the ladles seventy-five Cents. Tbe
gentlemen will have the "choice" after midnight. There will be no "apprehension'' on this occasion. A cordial invitation ls extended to all.
His many friends -will he sorry to
hear that Rev. Mr. Ross, pastor of
the South Arm Presbyterian church
has 'been confined to his home the
past two weeks through a serious Illness, b*ut was aible to attend servlce
Sundas*. His place was flliled from
Westminster college.
The Town's Business.
Spring stock is now making its appearance at the stores. Walker's --emporium has received a big Ahip-ment
I of hardware trom New Vor�� and a
jcarleiad r��f the well known brand of
grade and that they must now make
the fill at the crossings.
Jamieson'a English paint, which they
expect to sell at a reduced figure.
Mr. G. ll. H<xiK-on has received a
large shipment of Hennle's field and
garden seeels and expects a shipment
of fertilizer next week.
The Rubinowilz srtores are making a
specialty in dry goods and a fine as-
.'-������rtiment In inst to  hand.
Jik Laforest. the blacksmith, re-i
oeived a big stock of heirse-shoes and
hardware fro*m Eastern Canada last
week. This is another evidence of,
herew Steveuton's growing trade re-J
quire** large shipments.
Mr. Mewrin's cafe and oy9ter parlor ls now opened for business, and Is
a  credit  to  the  town.     It 1s newly
painted and decorated and has alcoves
for ladles and families. As Mr. Mor-
rin has had wide experience In this
business in Seattle, lt ls anticipated
that he will succeed in his new establishment.
Cranston Wilson, son of J. J. Wilson,
of the White Wing Farm, had the
misfortune to lose part of his first
finger while playing with a root-cutter.
The member was successfully dressed
and is doing well.
Mrs. J. C. Keith spent a few days
In Vancouver last week.
Mrs. H. J. Moore and Mrs. H. J.
Fields were the guests of Mrs. W. T.
Walker this week.
Mrs. Keegan, who underwent an
operation recently, is much improved
and Is well on to recovery.
Mr. Wm. Mlllis, of Terra Nova, lost
a valuable horse last week. In discharging rock from a scow, the animal
became restless and slipped over the
side Into deep water.
A deputation from "Guelph, representing the city council, the board of
trade and the Gualp Radical Railway
has been urging upon Sir William
Mackenzie and officials of the C.N.R.
the extension of that road from Toronto to Guelph and the construction
of railway lines with Guelph as a
centre. The road Is to be completed
by next autumn.
F. J. Dean, editor of the Cranbrook
Herald, was in Nelson last week eft
route to the Liberal convention at
Walter Gunn, of the Vanderhoof-
Gunn Company, publishers of Canada
Monthyl, is to be the new publicity
commissioner for Prince Albert at a
salary of $5,000 a year, probably the
largest amount paid by any city In
Canada to a publicity commissioner.
Naden Harbor's new cannery will
be one of the largest on the coast,
states the Prince Rupert News.
OTTAWA, Feb.' 29.���In Supreme
Court today arguments In the ALberta
Pacific Elevator Co. vs. Vancouver
Milling & Grain., were concluded and
Judgment was reserved.
The Royal .sank of Canada
Incorporate** 1SW.
RESERVE FUND       $7,0-��,I8S
Total .Assete Over One Hundred and Ten Millions.
JXeeomnls ol Oui-of-ZJown Customers Simon Special Jfttontion
Aoca *ms may be opened wltti dapee. ts of ONE DOLLAR aud Upwards,
.liferent paid, or credited, kail-]* early on June 80th and December
Slat, each year.
E F.
; ���-*.���>:������
Loans - - Insurance
Delta Times Office, Ladner, B. C.
if**'""   '** (ft
;,,!,���,ii*',,u   i  i|   --,111,11 t\    -u
A uthorized Capital, $500, OQQ. 00
i ��� < *,' -
Real Estate and Insurance, Conveyancing
Neatly Executed
Financial Agents
Estate Agents
The People's Trust Co., Ltd.
People's Trust Building
Ladner, B. C.
������"��� .1. .'{.j-.-*
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Dealer in
\ j Groceries and Fresfi fruits, Boots, |
j: Shoes and Ruhfars, ffla^et*, \
\\ Comforters, Sheets, Hosiery, j
i: Mffl'f Gloves, Umbrellas, English |
:: Print9f assorted patterns. i
Highest Prices raid for Eggs
��--����'��'>'��0��-*-���������*>. 0��.����0����0��^����>>IO��������.
LONDON, Feb. 29���Seven hundred
thousand men employed In the coal
mines throughout the British Islands
quit work _.t four o'clock this Mte*--
noon, according to report* received
here by Premier Asquith. It li predicted that a million men will be out
by midnight.
Orders for the strike followed negotiations between government officials, mine owners and the men. J
which had been pending for a week.
To stave off the threatened strike the
British cabinet met ln a last effort
today to Induce the coal operators to
grant the men the minimum wage
scale for each district.
The operators refused absolutely to
treat with the men on this proposition claiming that the minimum wage
scale   was   unfair  to  them. The
miners stood pat and when efforts
failed to brjng about a settlement of
the dispute the strike leaders issued
orders for the men to quit work today, when the preaent working agreement expired.
Two Million Idle Men.
Report* received up to a late hour
will affect other Industries to such nr;
extent that lt will throw at least an
other million men in other lines ou'
of employment.
Official notification of the strike-
had hardly been received here befor..
requests from operators, demandin-.*
proteetlort for the collieries, reaehe.i
government officials. The strike,
leaders assert that the strike will be-
conducted In an orderly manner ami
that there will be no necessity for
calling out tho troops.
No Coal for Private Parties.
The price of coal Is already soaring,
the'operators refusing absolutely to
fill nny orders outside government
The strike followed demands by thc
men for a minimum wage for all regardless of the nature of their duties.
The mine owners while agreeing to a
minimum wage scale ln abnormal in-
stances, positively refused to conced��
j the demand as a general thing.
shour that the walkout of the mlnenil��knU_L?ffi-/,��i,��''*de��_r snd ills.
that tit. tlebp of th. ��oal    industry
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