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Volume 7
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%*&&$$% B. 0. SATUBDAY, JULY 27, 1912.
$1.00 A YEAR.
PATHETIC
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Seventy-seven, Lonely and Friendless,
Poor Old Antoine Nicolic Seeks  *
the Friendly Bullet. ,
A long life, the last thirty years
spent in British Columbia, came to
a close on Sunday, when Antoine Nicolic put a bullet ln his brain ln his
cabin at Deas Island.
The dead man, who was a Greek,
balling from Cranethy, Greece, was
77 years of age, and was well known |
as a fisherman both on the Columbia ;
River and the Fraser, on which rivers |
he has been a fisherman for the last
30 years.
On Sunday last^Dr. Klpg, of Ladner, was notified In the forenoon that!
a man  had been found  shot in his
cabin.    The doctor immediately went
to Deas Island, arriving there at one
o'clock.    The information* had been
phoned   to   the  doctor   by Mr.   Ben
Stevens, of Deas Island.    On arrival,:
Dr. King was taken to the cabin of
the dead man, where he found the
body in the position that it had been
discovered earlier in the day.    Nicolic was lying on hls back with a bullet  through his brain.      Death had |
been instantaneous.    At his feet lay
a Smith  &  Weston   .38   calibre  re-1
volver.    In the chambers were three ���
.38 (long) shells.    Of these one had
been snapped,*one fired and one was,
stjH loaded.    Tbe revolver, a pearl-
handled   one,   had   apparently   beer,
held by the deceased to his right ear,
and   the  bullet,   which   must    have!
killed him instantly, was found embedded ln the brain.
The deceased, who was unmarried,
and had no kith or kin tn the country so far as can be ascertalney, bad
been very despondent of late", was a
man  who had made  no  friends al-
thought well known.    He was eccen-;
trie to a degree, and Captain Brew-j
ster. who had known him when the,
captain was superintending the Columbia River Company, says that lie
was always queer in hls ways.    The'
poor old man had latterly run foul J
of the fishery authorities through a
propensity   to   Infringe   the' regula-
tions.    The difficulty was that party
through  his crankiness   and   partly,
through his poverty he found it impossible to get a boat pullet, and at
his age, ln order to get his nets down j
single-handed and make any catch of
fish he had been Inclined to eet out
before the regulation hour.    He had
been detected and brought before the
authorities and a flue had followed.
Naturally of a morose disposition and
feeling that the Infirmities of old ago
were rapidly accumulating round him
for the past few weeks he has been
particularly despondent.      So much ���
has this been the case that efforts;
were being made through the muni-!
cipality to -have him sent to the Old
Man's Home.    On Saturday nl?r*t ft I
Is apparent that he had determined
lo  take  hls farewell  of  a world  in j
which he believed his earning can*-,
city had ceased and on who's tender;
mercies for an orthodox evit he did
pot like to rply.    It Is belWed that j
his suicide occurred between ten and
eleven o'clock on Saturday night.    It i
seems strange, witb the large community  settled  In  B.C.   and  making
wages that are equivalent to riches
In  the cradle of aft and culture, a !
compatriot who has surpassed the al- -
'otted span of the Psalmist, should,
be driven to make his departure"Trom
llfe in such a deplorable way.
HOW SALMON
ARE CAtifitED
Elaborate Process by Which Delect-
able Fish Are Prepared for the
Dining Table.
STEVESTON, B.C., July 20.���As
the canneries here bave now got into
their stride of unloading the salmon-
laden boats and packing the much
relished fish into their "tin receptacles, lt may be worth while glancing at the whole process of salmon
canning.
It Is not everyone. Indeed, who Is
aware of the various  processes the
I
m MUSY
AT LADNER
Are   on   the   Outlook   for   Unwary^
Workers Among  the Delta
Hay-makers this Week ,
AT THE
TRAPS
H. Oliver is First and W. H. Wii-
gun Second of Those Who
Have Finished.
"Where the carcase is there will
the eagles be gathered together" ls
a trite saying,  the truth of which
has been forcibly brought to the no-
canned  sockeyes go through  before j tice of Delta people during tffe past
they are placed on the meal table. | fortnight.
But as these stages ln the canning. During the haying season large
of salmon are Intended for the good | numbers of casual laborers Invariably
condition, aud preservation of the make their way to Ladner. At this
fish, a visit to one of the principal. period of the year there Is a demand
canneries may prove interesting, it! fr>T* labor in the Delta. It *s un-
not Instructive. skilled labor, In the sense that anv
One of these canneries, the Im- willing able-bodied man can learn it
perlal, Is now going nearly. If not at once, and it is Unorganized labor
quite-yet, "full steam ahead," as the In Uie sense that Its componei',. parts
tCciser 13 fond of saying. Eirnestly, are made up for the most part" of
intent en their different tasks, SI- men who belong to no trtde or union.
\��ash and Chinese represent the two This seemed to have attracted the
principal nationalities of the work- eagle eye of that workman's conglom-
Ing outfit, Japanese labor in canning eratlon who have been associated
being now difficult to obtain. The with some of the most unreasonable
Japs are out for the fishing and Its labor disputes on the American con-
more remunerative, if risky results, tinent and have lately invaded Can-
and are fast acquiring a monopoly ada to the disgust of all union men
of boats. {and tbe large bulk of the public who
As these boats or launches arrive! stand t��r -aw and order. The casual
at the cannery, the fish arl loaded hay-worker is not overpaid, and the
by elevator and conveyed into an: haying season being over, the few
Iron chink, where the heads, tails, I dollars he may have accumulated are
fins and entrails are removed by | necessary to finance him until fresh
machinery.1 The beheaded, de-tailed employment is obtained. He is gen-
and disemboweled fish are then sentjerally a good-natured, thriftless ln-
along moving belts into washing; diviryial, who indulges tn a policy of
tanks, where they are thoroughly: drift. To the I.W.W. manaeement
washed by Indian women, with both he looks ah easy-mark. The I.W.W.'s
salt and fresh water. j style themselves the Industrial Work-
They are then conveyed to a re-iers of the World, but their name has
volvlng knife machine. whl-Mi cuts up i been much parodied. Some people
the fish into small portions for easier I cal1 them the "I won't work" gang,
manipulation in packing the cans.' others the "I want whiskey" gang,
In the meantime, the cans, without! while many suggest that their name
lids, ceroe down by shoots from the'has a double significance and means
foreign element they fake many recruits.    Most    of   these    foreigners
have come out of conditions of prac- j
tical  serfdom  and  the   glib  I.W.W.
recruiting agent plays on these men's1
imagination.    Most of them ln their
new-found  freedom on  this  side  or j
the Atlantic, believe that even more.
startling changes are possible.   They
join and henceforth contribute to tbe
upkeep   of   well-fed,   greasy-looking
types that stand on soap-boxes and
Eight of tbe shooters entered in
the season trophy shoot have finished their 10 events, or 250 birds ln
all. About eight more are to be
shot off yet. Following are the
scores of those who have finished:
Name. Total Pet.
T. H. Oliver      215
E. A.  Bown         177
O. A.  Murphy         179
A. MacDonald'      145
Jordan         181
Rassels         141
Scott         164
H. Wilson      188
86
70
71
58
72
56
65
75
MANY HAVE
NOW SIGNED
Petition Asking for Better Fire Protection Extent--,cly Signed by
Prominent Citizens.
A HUSTLING PRE-EMPTOR.
talk for a living.    A pamphlet bearing the imprintvof the society came'	
into   the   hands   of   The   Times   the  Lulu Island Parmer Loses no Time
in Taking up Land in Fort
George  District.
(From The British Columbian.)
J. Bishop, a Lulu Island rancher, has pre-empted a first class
quarter section on the Little Salmon
river, Fort George distrtct, and has
purchased another fine stretch near
by. The Fort George Tribune reports that after picking hls land It
took Mr. Bishop just thirty days to
go out to the coast, buy an outfit and
get back to that territory.
On Friday afternoon, it says, he
arrived back behind a handsome
four-horse team and on a heavy farm
wagon loaded to the guards with
implements and supplies. Most
ni ii afttr such a trip would have
,, taken a rest ln town before going
sessment, one to transfer record, and out t0 the iand> bj,t lt wa8_.*t that
one. to the financial secretary, two i way witfa Mr. Bishop. He wanted
to voluntary contributions, one to 110 get tb his farm as quick as horse-
ball tickets, etc., and the last to the-flegh would haul him, ahd less than
preamble. It is a striking te-'imony au hour after he drove up Central
to the topsy-turvey Ideas that Mr. avenue his outfit was across the Ne-
Vincent St. John and his unfortunate  chaco and on Its way to t,he Little
(-ther day. It purports to be an of
flctal book of """ancouver Union, No
322. It ls prefaced by the thread
worn phrase that "labor is entitled
to all lt produces," and bears the announcement that it is "issued by the
authority of the general executive
board of the I.W.W., by Vincent St.
John, general secretary and treasurer, 518 Cambridge Building, 160
N, Fifth Avenue, Chicago, 111." What
exactly Mr. Vincent St. John's labor
has produced is not made clear. If
the book is the sole product, his
returns should be practically nil.
The book bears no union label, and
Is obviously the work of unskilled
labor. It contains sixteen pages, of
which five are devoted to spaces for
assessment stamps, one to local as
store room, and are conveyed to salt- "I won't work but I want whiskey."! lambklnB have of life In general, that  Salmon country,
ing tables, where by a simple process They have been very busy at Ladner they should choose the last page for
each   receives a  certain   amount  of lately, endeavoring to preach to the
salt. | haymaker with a dollar in his pocket,
These cans are tben carried by j the gospel of the rights of labor,
truck to the Indian women who cut meaning thereby the I.W.W.'s and its
up and fill them as the fish sections canvaBserB and the tyranny of capital,
are receive! from the revolving knife' meaning the Delta ranchers.    Among
VICTORIA  TAX RATE.
their  preamble.    It  is  to  be  hoped
that  they  have  not secured  a  rich
harvest in Ladner.    Even the rubber       VICTORIA,   July   25.���Taxpayers
stamp  which  is used  on   the  cover of victoria will this year benefit by
ls a record of how not to do things. a reduction of one mill in the annual
machine.
The filled cans are now put
through a hot water washing machine, where they are rendered thoroughly clean, and from thence pass
through a weighing machine, by
means of which light cans are automatically put aside to be refilled to
the proper weight.
The cans are then passed through
a machine where' the covers or lids
are put on by automatic pressure,
afterwards passing through a soldering apparatus, which solders the cans
around.
After being cooled off, the cans
are placed In hot water tanks for
testing them, any leakage showing
the English-speaking races they are
not over-successful,  but among the
It reads: 34 Cordove St W Vacouver
B. C. Decent working men will
avoid 34.
PIONEER CATTLEMAN PASSES.
Herman Otto Howe, Who Died Yes
terday, Early Recognized Pos-
       sibUltles of Province.
(From The British Columbian,)
In the death of Herman Otto Bowe
on Monday at the age of 78, there
passes from the local scene one who
played an Important part lu the
early development of British Colum
bia.   The late Mr. Bowe was of Ger-
atr forced "out by 'the' hoTwater, and I man parentage, being born in Ham
defective cans are then adjusted or
refilled.
Cooking Procedure.
The canned Salmon then undergo
their  first  cooking,  being  conveyed
burg, Germany. He came-to the
Fraser river in 1858 from California
and started a store at Big Bar, Lil-
looett. After the gold fever had
died away, Mr. Bowe turned to pas
BLAINE NEWS.
r
tax rate. The city council passed
the Tax By-law, 1912, at Jl mills as
compared with 24 mills last year,
and tbe net rate, provided the taxpayer pays his taxes on or before
October 31 next, will be 19 mills,
compared with 20 last year. The
rebate for prompt payment, however, while still one-sixth, is only
allowed on a little over one-half of
County Assessor Kaufman has had
something over 10,000 acres of tim-
. bar land cruisod this year. He learned that there was a vast amount ofj the'levy,
timber on a quarter section belonging to George W. Loggle that iras not
being taxed.    The records    showed      oREENWICIL Conn.,
The discussion at the last meeting
of the board of trade as to fire protection has resulted In the circulation of the following petition:
To the Reeve and Couucll, Delta
municipality.���We, the undersigned
residents and land owners would respectfully ask your honorable body to
introduce and pass a by-law under
the Locai Improvement Act for the
purpose of bettor protection of
citlzezns and property from fire
within the prescribed area as hereinafter described.
Beginning' at the mouth of Chil-
lackthan slough and following the
Fraser river in a southerly direction
to a point Intersecting the Great
Northern Railway at Port Guichon,
thence following the said railway In
an easterly direction to where It
crosses the Chillucktban slough,
thence westerly following said
slough to place of commencement,
and your petitioners in duty bound
will ever pray.
Already the following signatures
have been obtained and all desiring
to sign should do so without delay.
John McKee, W. H. Wilson, W. J.
Smith, Geo. T. Baker, Warren Oliver
A.. Walker, W. McCrea. J. W. Fraser, J. W. Holllnshead, J. B. Elliott,
D. A. McKee, T. W. Foster, W. John
Lanning. S. W. Fisher, H. N. Rich,
E. _. Brown, if. A.'M .rDonalii, Dr.
A. A. King. X). Ottewell, Bernard H.
Weare, L. Giffdrd, J. Reagh, Ed.
Howard, W. A. deR. Taylor, A. T.
Fawcett, Lanning, Fawcett ft Wilson, H. T. Bishop, E. B. Ladner, T.
Cullls, S. W. Walter, W. R. Ellis,
Chas. Heinze. N. A. McDiarmid. A.
Nf*. York, Jack Johnson. R. J. Dean,
Clement & Lambert, Mrs. Annie McNeely, Mrs. E. Woodward. T. G. Tennant, J. A. Williamson, A. Roberts,
D. B. Grant, R. S. Jackson. Mrs. Ella
B. Ladner. Geo. Ormlston, E. T. Calvert.
COOL CRIMINAL.
Into a steam retort, which cooks jtoral pursuits and with his shrewd
them for 30 minutes at 212 degrees ��� business outlook saw the posslblll-
or boiling heat.    The cans are after- j ties in tho ranching Industry here.
FIRST CONVOCATION.
The preliminary list of members
of the flrst convocation of the University of British Columbia has just
been published. Some applicants
for registration will be required to
furnish additional particulars and a
supplemental list of these, will be
published. The first list includes
the following New Westminster people: J. J. Ashton, J. W. Cunningham,
W. A. Gilford. A.1 R. Evans. F. Graham, T. B. Green, W. F. Hansford,
A. E. Hetherington, A. J. Hill, J. D.
Kennedy, J. E. Lane, F., W. Howay,
3. H. Jones, T. H. Levey. G. H.
Manchester. M. O. Melvin, W. J. E.
Meredith. J. G. McKay, H. H. Mac-
Kon-Mi** ft. P McMillan W P.
O'Boyle, W. A. deWolf Smith. J. M.
Spencer, R. E. Walker, E. W. White,
A. Sullivan, G. T. Wilson, A. U. de
Pencier, G. C. d'Easum, B. M. Cope-
land, C. E. Doherty, E. M. McEwen.
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wards vented for the purpose of allowing the cold air to escape, tho
aperture being afterwards soldered.
They then undergo a second cooking for one hour at 240 degrees of
heat.
Finally, the cans are passed
through washing machinery, being
thoroughly cleaned with water and
caustic soda or lye.
They are now ready for the packing room, where they are lacquered,
labelled and put in cases ready for
shipment.
Who would Imagine that all this
procedure was necessary before we
can eat our canned salmon?
The Lulu  Island    branch
of tho B. C. E. R. will    be
put in operation ln about two ���
weeks, according to a state- ���
ment' made    by    Mr. Elson, ���
local manager of the    com- ft
pany,    this    morning.    The ���
ballasting will be completed ���
as soon es the locomotives, ���
which are   used In finishing ���
the ballasting of the Fraser ���
Mills line can be taken    off ���
that work-    A lengthy petl- ���
tion    from     Queensborough ���
has    been   hahded   to   the ���
officials of    the B. C. E. R. ���
company asking for a    pas- ���
senger service, and they have A
promised to   complete   the ���
lino immediately. ���
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F**VE ARE ARRESTED.
Grand Jury Investigation of Rosenthal Murder Will Probably
Open Tomorrow.
NEW YORK, July 22.���Five persons are under arrest today charged with participation in the Rosenthal murder. These are Wm. Sha-
pjlro, owner of the automobile used
by the murderers; Louis Lfbhy, Its
driver; Jack Rosen* the go-between
for the police and the gamblers;
Bridgie Webber, at Whose rooms it
ia alleged the murderers plans were
laid, and Sam Paul, at whose outing
a week ago, it is alleged, the crime
was decided upon. Jack Sullivan
is held as a material witness. It was
stated that arrests ln other cities
are momentarily expected.
Post office officials today are
trying to locate the writers of letters
threatening district Attorney-Whitman and others. The grand jury
postponed the Rosenthal Investigation until tomorrow, because of a
hitch. The grand jury wants to examine Police Lieutenants Becker,
O'Reilly and Costigan, wh,o were In
charge of the squads detailed to'
check gambling.
District Attorney Whitman refuses
to permit Becker to testify unless he
formally  waives Immunity rights.
In 1861 he started a ranch at Al
kail Lake, B.C., and is said to have j
been the first to enter the cattle
business In British Columbia or at
least on the mainland. He continued allied to this business up to
some fifteen years ago when he became a resident of this city. <
About three years ago he sold out
his interests in his ranching property. Judge Elwin was his former
partner and it ls understood supplied
an equal share of the capital which
Mr. Bowe required to bring ln th*��
cattle to first stock the ranch. I*.
was a difficult task pioneering ln
this industry. As an instance, half
of their herd was lost during the
first winter from inadequate* shelter
and insufficient feed. His Llllooet
ranch also became noted as a breeding place of some of thc fast horses
ot British Columbia, this being One
of Mr. Bowe's hobbles.
The deceased citizen was highly
respected by all who knew htm ln a
business or friendly way. A man o*
high honor, stern of nature, but true
to his word and square ln his dealings, he was of the type which 1-*
Canada's glory. Hls success ln his
business undertakings was remarkable, due ln a measure perhaps to
his great faith in thts country and
his belief in the ultimate rewhrd o<
industry and shrewd Investment.
Mr. Bowe Is survived by his wlfo.
and three children. John Bowe.
Washington state; Mrs. Kirkpatrick.
of Hope, and Mrs. Basil Eagle, o'
Vancouver.
YESTERDAY'S MARKET.
BONDS  IS  CLASSY.
TACOMA, July -4.���Joe Bonds,
former football coach of the University of Puget Sound and heavyweight
fighter, again demonstrated his class
last night in the main event of the
Tacon-a A. C. show by decisively
beating Art Yordy, of Seattle ih
eight rounds.
The market was again rather
poorly attended and business was
slow. Poultry were a large supply
and prices in some cases showed
considerable drops, chickens falling
from $7 to $9 a dozen to $5 to $6.
Ducks fell from $8 to $8.50 a dozen
to $7 to $8 a dozen. Retail meats
and fish were unchanged, the latter
being scarce. Eggs were quoted at
40 cents a dozen, but butter was
cheaper, at 30 cents per lb. A large
consignment of fine plums rrom
Sardis were selling at $1 a crate.
Other-fruit and vegetables unchanged. Highland potatoes were quoted
at $30 a ton. There were a number
of young pigs on offer at $6 each.
;The auction market was dull.
July 25.���
that there was 1,500,000 feet on this Stanley Beadle, held here under
quarter. A cruiser found that the $5000 bonds on a charge of assault,
quarter had 10.300,000 feet of tim-' ^"tedI today that he Is^wanter ,-,
? . _ _ .    _ Seattle, Spokane and Los Angeles for
ber, In round numbers. It cost Just pa--ing fraudulent checks. A c<*rd
$16 to bave lt cruised. This quarter found on Beadle showed be Is a for-
pald taxes to the amount of $30 year- mer secretary for the Western Sales
ly. Under the new cruise lt will pay; Company, of Los Angeles.
$210 ln round numbers. In other
words the action of Assessor Kaufman in this one Instance (only 160
teres) will net the county $164 ths
Irst yefr.
Judge and Mrs. Henry A. McLean
if Seattle, were the guests of Mr. and
���Irs. George A. Ellsperman on Mon-
lay and Tuesday, Uie _ud_a being an
dd acquaintance of Mr. Ellsperman.
A carload of grading tools belonging to the Atlas Construction Company arrived here Wednesday* and
the work of grading Martin street
preparatory for the asphalt pavement
ls expected to begin in earnest very
shortly.
Chas. Bell, of New Westminster,
was transacting business in the city
Tuesday afternoon. He reported that
city progressing rapidly and everybody optimistic since the people indorsed the big harbor scheme.
Mrs. Edith Webb, of Sardis, B.C.,
came down last week for a visit of
two weeks here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. L. Pickett.
Mrs. C. S. Parish and little son, of
Vancouver, spent several dnys ln the
city last week visiting with her sister-
in-law, Mrs. C. M. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Birch Dodson, of New
Westminster, visited at the home of
Mrs. Dodson's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Furnls, Excelsior* on Sunday.
The Whatcom County Pomona
Orange has taken cognizance of the
work that Assessor Kaufman has
been doing and openly endorsed his
record. The matter was brought bo-
fore lt by T. A. Gillespie, of Birch
Bay.
. ������
IS TRAWLING DESTRUCTIVE?
VALLEY   REGISTRATIONS.
The following university graduates
resident in the Fraser Valley have
registered as members of the convocation of the University of British
Columbia: W. H. Anning. Chilliwack; R. H. Ashmore, Eburne; R.
3. Clark, Hope; S. W. Fisher. Ladner; W. G. Hepworth, Steveston; C.
C. Hoyle, Ladner; A. A. King, Ladner; W. K. Hall, Eburne; C. W.
Murray, Mission; J. H. Miller, Agas-
siz: E. C. McColl. Port Moody; C,
McDiarmid, Langley; S. C. McEwen,
Hammond; J. V. McLeod, Sardis; A.
W. Petapleei-f East Burnaby; J. H.
White, Sardis; E. Raphael, Barnet;
J. M. Steves, Steveston; T. A. Swift,
Abbotsford; J. A. K. Wilson, Ladner; V. Woodworth, Chilliwack; R.
W. Lane, of this city is included ln
the New Westminster list.
Governments Will Employ Competent
Officials to Investigate at First
Hand.
OTTAWA, July 25.���With a view
to looking into the oft-repeated
charge that steam trawling Is destructive and will eventually end m
the total killing off of the fish supply, the governments of Canada and
the United States have decided to
appoint competent officials to Investigate and report fully on the matter. The officers will be sent on a
fishing expedition with steam trawls,
so that the information will be gained first band. Last winter the question was brought up and debated In
the House of Commons, it ""-!ng held
by some of the members -hat according to the most rellsMo Information
obtainable, steam trawling was not
injurious.
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BUILDING THE HIGHEST STRUCTURE IN THE WORLD.
To have sixty stories and contain forty thousand tons of steel, this
shows the twenty-sixth floor of the Wo-lworth building now being put
up in New York City. This building, in Park Place, Broadway, New
York, will be famous not only because lt will be the highest office building tn the world, but will be the first of such "cloud scratchers" to recognize the development of aerial navigation. Three hundred and seventy-five
feet from the ground���about half way to the eventual top���this building
will have a landing stage for aeroplanes on its roof. Above the roof
proper there will rise a tower to the elevation of 750 feet above the
sidewalk, and surmounted by a huge electric light, to guide belated air
travellers.
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SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1012.
THIRTEEN OX  REDISTRIBUTION.
PUBLICITY ASSOCIATION.
B. C. With Population of 3(12,480, ls
Entitled to Six More Members
In tbe House.
(From The British Columbian.)
British Columbia, having a population of 392,480, according to the
final returns, just published from
the fifth census of Canada, the number of members to be granted this
province on the decennial re-adjustment of representation is found to
be thirteen, or six more than the
number of members of the Commons
now representing British Columbia.
According to the terms of Confederation the representation of Quebec
remains at the fixed number of 65.
In the case of the other provinces
the number of members is to bear
the same proportion to the number
of its population as ascertained at
each census as the number sixty-five
bears to the number of the population of Quebec, so ascertained
This makes the unit of representation 30,811 obtained by the division
of 65 into 2,002,712 the population
of Quebec at the census taking year.
The number 392,480, British Columbia's f-eusus ^numeration, divided
by 30,811 gives 12.73, and aa the
Act provides that, in the computation of the number of members a
fractional part of a number not exceeding one-half of the whole number requisite for entitling the province to a member shall be disregarded, but a fractional part exceeding
one-half shall be equivalent to the
whole number, then lt la manifest
that British Columbia's representation on re-adjustment must be 13.
On the same basis Alberta's representation will be increased from
7 to 12; Manitoba from 10 to 15;
Saskatchewan from 10 to 16. Tbe
total representation for the four
western provinces will thus be increased from 34 to 56, or an addition of twenty-two members. For the
several provinces of the Dominion
the old and new representation will
thus contrast:
, Old.    New.
Quebec      65        65
British Columbia        7        13
Ontario      86        82
Alberta        7 12
Saskatchewan      10        16
Manitoba     10        15
New Brunswick      13        12
Nova Scotia      18 16 i
Prince Edward Island . .       4 3
Yukon       1 1
Total 221       235
The act gives a chance to the
provinces having but slight propor- j
tlonate decrease in population, to
save their representation under a
provision that "no reduction shall.
be made unless the proportion
which the number of tne population,
of the province bore to the number
of the aggregate population of Canada at the then last preceding readjustment of the number of members for the province Is ascertained
at the then last census to be diminished by one-twentieth part or upwards." But as the proportionate
loss by Ontario, Nova Scotia, New
Brunswick and Prince Edward Island is in each case more than one-
twentieth, this saving clause is not
effective.
For purposes of comparison and
computation the population of the
several provinces according to the
enumerations of 1901 and 1911 are
herewith given: i
1911.        1901.
Quebec    2,002.713  1,648,898
British Columbia 392,480     178,657
Alberta     374,663        73,022 j
Saskatchewan    .    492,432        91,279 i
Manitoba     455,614      255,211 i
Ontario 2,523,274  2,182,947:
New Brunswick 351,889 331.120 I
Nova Scotia ... 492.338 459.574 1
Prince Edward Is.   ��3.728     103,259 !
Yukon         8,512       27,219
N. W. Territories      17,196        20,129
Ttl. for Canada   7,204,838  5,371,315
Eraser Valley Organization Meets���
Will Establish Bureau iu the
Terminal City.
(From the British Columbian.)
The Publicity Bureau Association
met on Saturday afternoon in the
Board of Trade rooms, New Westminster. Mr. Angus Campbell, Sumas, presided, ine meeting passed
a number of resolutions material^
advancing the progress of organize**
tion and outlining their plan ot
operations.
Several members ridiculed the
idea that was being circulated
abroad In certain of the rural districts that the association was *������
scheme to be dominated by New
Westminster, for its own aggrandisement, and speakers showed the absurdity of such a contention bv
pointing out that the Royal City had
only one vote ln seventeen. If the
other sixteen were to be controlled
by the representative from New
Westminster���well, the reflection
was obvious, the other sixteen did
not amount to a hill of beans.
The question of the jealousy o'
Vancouver or of Westminster, or
promotion of tram lines, via certain
localities, said the speakers, did no*
concern tbe association nt all. Thei*"
objects were to establish a bureai*
of information at Vancouver, distribute literature showing the advantages of the various districts o'
the Fraser valley and assist in it"
industrial, commercial and agricultural development.
Mr. Miller, Port Mann, focusset*
matters by moving that a draft plan
of the operation of the bureau tha*
would be fair to each municipality,
be decided upon and sent to each
representative of the municipalities
Boards of Trade and transportation
companies subscribing to the association, and that a bureau of information be established in Vancouver
and a competent man placed in
charge who knew the districts.
It ��� was felt essential that such an
official should be one who would
distribute the necessary Information
and advance the Interests of the
Fraser valley, but without exaggeration or bias. The motion was carried unanimously.
Kamloops was decided upon a��
the point where the distribution o'
literature should commence. It wa��
also resolved to meet on the third
Friday of every month at any place
and hour at the discretion of the
board. The next place of meeting
was fixed at Mission City, on the
motion of Mr. J. A. Bates, seconded
by Mr. Otway Wilkie, after Chilliwack and Port Mann had been considered.
Those present were Mr. Angus
Campbell,-chairman; Mr. L. E. Mar-
niont, secretary pro tem; Mr. G.
Dennis, Delta Mr. O. Wilkie, Mr.
J. A. Bates, Mission City; Mr. A. F.
Miller, Port Mann; Mr. J. M. Jack-
man, Burnaby; Mr. Stuart Wade.
Board of Trade, New Westminster.
Mr. Wilkie stipulated as a condition pt, his, seconding Mr. Bate's
motion that before entering i the
country of the enemy that gentleman
should explain that his editorial in
the Fraser Valley Record was based
upon a misapprehension ef the aims
and working of the association, a
condition Mr. Bates smilingly acquiesced in.
A discussion on the literature to
be supplied by the bureau resulted
in a resolution that lt should be sent
out ln booklet form and circulated
among members before issue.
Mr. Jackman's suggestion that the
advertisement matter should be
rigorously censored before distribution, met with the cordial approval
of the meeting.
Mr. G. Dennis, Delta, said the
real estate men had a lot to answer
for ln the next world (Laughter).
Mr. Jackman���Yes and in this
world too.  (Renewed Laughter).
The question of fiananees was ven
tilated and it was thought by the
majority that $15 a month was a
small enough subscription. The advertisement, the municipalities
would receive and the resultant
benefits, would far exceed, according to Mr. Wilkie, a 2-inch advertisement for the same period ln the
newspapers which would cost as
much if not more.
Mr. Marmont speaking for Coquitlam. which had contributed that
amount right away, said hls council were distinctly favorable to the
bureau and would subscribe more If
necessary, one of the members having openly declared It was not half
enough.
Mr. Jackman said the Burnaby
subscription was already at the
bureau's disposal.
Another suggestion' adopted was
that each representative should see
that his constituency was made
thoroughly conversant with the objects of th^ association and supply
material   foD literature  regularly.
The secretary read letters from
thc Great Northern Railway Company, the C. P. R. and several municipalities. The G. N. R. through
Mr. F. W. Graham enthusiastically
supported the objects of the Association and promised every assistance in furthering the development
of the Fraser Valley, the tardy settlement of which had been long the
subject of comment. His company was as much interested in the
development of the country ln British Columbia as it was in Washington. Coquitlam announced .a
subscription of $15 per month and
other municipalities wrote they
would communicate at a later stage.
SOCKEYE RUN.
Sockeye Run Does Not Change Appreciably���Average     StiU
Twenty to Twenty-five.
There was no appreciable change
in the number of flsh caught yesterday according to reports from the
Glen Rose cannery, and the average
catch per boat on the city drift still
varies between 20 and 25 Sockeyes-
The report issued by Mr. W. D.
Burdis, secretary of the B. C. Canners Association aB to the catch yesterday is as follows:
Bellingham���8000 altogether, 7-
800* of which were sockeyes, the
balance springs. Seiners were not
doing very well.
Anacortes���No catch; no boat"
out.
Phoenix���2000 sockeyes.
Terra Nova���2600 sockeyes.
Imperial���1000  sockeyes.
Scottish Canadian���1550 sockeyes.
Yesterday's Local Catches.
Glen /Rose cannery���400 sockeyes;  two tons spring salmon.
St. Mungo cannery���700 sockeyes.
Tuesday's Canners Report.
Bellingham���Got 10,000 fish altogether, of which 9700 were sockeyes, balance Springs. Seiners not
doing very good.
Anacortes���Got 7700 sockeyes.
Seiners in the straits not doing jery
much.
Phoenix cannery���Got 2300 sockeyes, boats averaged 25 yesterday.
Terra Nova cannery���Got abbu.
2500 sockeyes yesterday; nine "mats
averaged 55 this morning.
Imperial cannery���Got about 2500
sockeyes yesterday. No boats la
this morning.
Brunswick cannery���Got about
400 sockeyes yesterday. Weather
too rough to fish this morning.
Friday's Catch.
Bellingham, 8000 sockeyes; Anacortes, 5200 sockeyes. Seiners In the
Straits of Juan de Fuca are doing
practically nothing. Imperial, 5,-
000 sockeyes. Terra No-Ha, 2500
sockeyes. Ewen's 900 sockeyes.
Scottish-Canadian, 300 sockeyes. Officials of the St. Mungo Cannery reported a catch of between 800 and
900 sockeyes today.
A GOOD HAUL OE SOCKEYES.
RED WING, THE ~
INDIAN CHIEF.
Red Wing rose from the waving
marsh grass and. with a single backward glance, glided away.
His bad been a long and perilous
watch. Tbe Pawnees, hereditary and
deadly enemies of bis people, were
camped over against a hill. His purpose was to get accurate knowledge of
their forces, number of ponies, stock
of provisions, etc., and, first of all, to
ascertain wbetber or not Rippling
Brook, a maiden of bis nation, was In
tbe possession of the enemy.
He was a young brave, but learned
and wise In tbe ways of his people;
bardy and swift of foot and burning
witb the desire to distinguish himself.
Now as be slid through tbe marshes
bis heart leaped with delight Not
only bad be caught a glimpse of Rlp-
��. TV ����J ��.v-t-
SXULTINOLT    HE   DI8PLAYKD   HU   PBtZB,
THS BLACK PONT.
pllng Brook, but be knew to a man
tbe number of Pawnees in camp and
the number of their ponies.
When he bad come to the outskirts
of bis own camp be gave a whoop.
Immediately be was surrounded. Tben
In a dramatic way be told bis nation
of bis long trail and Its reward. How
be hud found a print of tbe moccasin
of Rippling Brook In the damp forest
mud, how be bad followed, dogged
and dodged the Pawnees until they
struck camp ln the forest borders.
He unfolded quickly the plans be
had made for attack and capture of
tbe maid and ber captors. It was decided to attack next day at sundown.
By a circuitous route Red Wing led
his band behind the Pawnee camp,
tbat tbey might attack from tbe forest
In the rear and drive tbem out into
the marshes. One feat alone Red
Wing kept for bis own glory���the res
cue of tbe maiden.
Rippling Brook was standing by tbe
camptire on tbe day of tbe attack
wben she saw a movement of tbe grass
on tbe edge of the. marsh. From the
reeds the familiar face of Red Wing
looked at ber. With tbe inherent can
tion of the Indian, sbe looked away Instantly and resumed ber stirring of
tbe pot. About a half hour later she
went and sut near where the face bad
appeared.
Soon Red Wing spoke to ber, and
she answered. After a short time she
rose and weut back to her wigwam
Sbe was most careful to act naturally
and as though nothing were on ber
uuuu.
As the hour before sundown ap
proacbed sbe edged carefully toward
the ponies. All of a sudden Red Wing
rose from the ground at her feet nnd
witb a whoop sprang for the chief's
pony, the swiftest owned by the Pawnee nation, and, catching up the maiden, rode on the wings of the wind
away from the Pawnee camp.
On every side sounded the war-
whoops. Braves sprang wildly to the
barebacked ponies, riding savagely
forward All realized, bowever, that
tbe effort was useless. The chief's
pony was the pride of tbe people, un
equaled for speed and vigor among
the ponies of all the nations. Exult
mgly Red Wiug bore the maiden to
her people; exultlngly he displayed his
prize, the black pony. A sudden hush
fell over the redskins. The national
medicine man examined the animal
more closely, noted the white stur on
Its forehead, then told them that Red
Wing had brought the spirit burse of
the Pawnees to his nation He told
them that once In every generation tbe
Grent Spirit sent to the Pawnees a
horse to which be gave a spirit thnt It
might be uuequuled among tbe ponies
of the earth. He also said thut the
Great Spirit hnd permitted the capture
and desired to give tbe horse to tbelr
nation. Red Wing was lauded on ev
ery side They gave him Rippling
Brook for bis squaw and finally made
him chief of the nation
Disheartened at the loss of the spirit
borse. tbe Pawnees fell easy victims
to their enemies, wbo conquered tbem
completely and to whom tbey were
subject for many moons.
INDIAN WOMEN FILLING CANS WITH FISH.
Ths Ssms Either Way.
Tbe following sentences are palindromes. A palindrome ls a sentence
whicb reeds backward snd forward
alike:
Madam. I'm Adam.
Able wns I ere I saw Elba.
Name no one man.
Draw pupil's lip upward.
Bed root put up to order.
��o, It ia opposition.
The eoyai Dank of Canada
Incorporate-" IMS,
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED...     910,000,000
CAPITAL PAID-UP         $ 0,351,08*)
KESHRVE FUND     $ 7,088,188
Total Assets Over One Hundred and Tea Millions.
JXeeomnts ot Out-of-Vomn Customers Simon Spoeiat jftten tion
BANK BY MAIL
HAVINGS   DHPARTMBNT
Aooa.-nt* may be opened with deposits of ONE DOLLAR   and   Upwards.
Interest paid, or credited, half-yearly on Juno   sorb and    Decant*-***
���1st, each year.
H. F. BISHOP. MANAOKR LADNRR, B. C.
HowAMYourValuables
You insure your property against loss by fire, WHY NOT Insure
your agreements, mortgages, deeds and other papers against fire
or other loss? ,
We have Safety Deposit Boxes for rent at rates averaging from
$3.00 to 95.00 per year.
We have the safe with steel constructed compartments. You
and only you have access to your own safety deposit box.
It is simply a question as to whether your valuable papers
are worth a protection charge of
$3.00 TO $5.00 PER YEAR
THINK THIS OVER
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
REAL ESTATE
Phone L80
INSURANCE LOANS
Ladner, B. C.
LUMBER!
EBURNE SAW MILLS, LIMITED
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
FIR, CEDAR AND SPRUCE LUMBER
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors Turnings and House Finishings
Phone R 14 Eburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow
Vancouver City Market
MAIN 8 TKEET, VANCOUVER
The Market is operated by the City as a means of bringing ths
Producer and Consumer together.
You Are Invited to Send Your Produce
We handle everything from the Farm  (except milk).
By consigning your Produce to the Vancouver City Market you
will get best prices, sharp returns and prompt settlements.
JOHN McMILLAN,   Manager
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The Best Yet
NATIONAL DOG BISCUITS
If you have a good dog or a poor one they all get hungry, and can
always atom rm* te understand th*y are. U yosr dog o-ould --.peak, he
would say:
National Dog Blaonlts, Please."
Sold _n bulk, cotton sacks, and In 25c cartons by det-lers.
Try Them, They Aro Good.
National Biscuit & Confection Co., Ltd.
*t" Vancouver, B.O.
��     Makers of the Famous Halda Chocolates and National Biscuits.
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Automobiles
MclAUCNim AUrOMOBILES AND CARRIAGtS
Carriages,   Wagon* and   Farm   Implements of all
classes and descriptions.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Work.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
and General Machinery.
lidier Carriage aid Aadmbilc Wards
G. T. BAKER, Pnpri-tor SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1912.
THE DELTA TD__B9
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LOCAL ITEMS.
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There  will  be  a meeting  of  the       Mr. Jack  Gilchrist has been laid
There  will be a meeting
Municipal Council today.
Mr. E. T. Calvert was a traveller
to Vancouver on Wednesday.
Mrs   H. J. Hutcherson,  formerly
I of Ladner, but now of Vancouver,
has been visiting friends in the Delta
I this week.
The contract for the new Munl-
inal Hall has now been definitely
t to Mr. Bowden, of New Westmin-
I Bter.
Miss  Cave-Browne-Cave,   of  New
I Westminster, has been visiting Mrs.
|W. J. Lanning, at the camp at the
Bay*
The MacRae block, opposite The
Times office, Is now almost complet-
1     it Is a substantial building and
ill add  to the appearance of the
Iftreet.
The Ladner Investment and Trust
I Corporation have a particularly attractive now subdivision that they
are putting on the market Immediately.
Mr. Jack Gilchrist has been
up with an attack of la grippe.
Mrs. James Rogerson has been confined to bed, but is now recovering.
Miss Florence Lord has returned
from her vacation spent at the Coast
cities.
THE   DELTA   TIMES
(���CXiAflB-FBElD" ADVERTISEMENTS
I*or Sale, For Eschange, "Wanted 'to
Purchase, To Let, Loft. Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word, minimum charge 25 cents. Three
insertions ait the price of two. All Want
Ads. must be ln by 2 p.m. on Thursday.
FOR SALE���A Deering binder in
good order. Price $25.00. Apply
"A,"   Delta   Times,   Ladner,   B.C.
Ah   advertisement   In   The  Times
brings results.    "Dug" recovered hls'
pointer    immediately    the    ad.    of
"Dot's" loss appeared.
WANTED���At once, Sunday and
holiday operator. Aplly B.C.
Telephone Company, Ladner, B.C.
For Sale���Massey Harris binder,
in good repair. Apply Drawer "I,"
Ladner.
The "King Edward" is still busy
dredging the channel to Ladner, and
is gradually working her way down
towards Port Guichon. !
Dr.ltlt!ope,D.O.
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 A Cigars
Rates Reasonable
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Nnt   and   Lump  Coal  for Sale
The fishing reports are fairly good
| considering this is an off year.   Last
week end, exceptionally good catches
I were made, but this week there has
been rather a set-back.
Among those who are members of
Convocation of the new B.C. Unlver-' the well known Eye-Sight Specialist,
slty. are the Rev Mr. Hoyle, Dr. of Colllster Block, Columbia street,
King and Mr. S. W. Fisher. _.      -_,___ .���..__��
_______ | New Westminster, will attend at Dr.
King's Office, Ladner, once a month
commencing Monday, July 15th, and
every third Monday in the month
from 10:30 to 4:30. Dr. Hope specializes in examination of eyes and
fitting of glasses.
The Rev.  Chrles-��C.  Hoyle, M.A.,
(Durhm  nd  Alberta)   has  been  ad-i
mitted a member of the Convocation'
of the University of British Columbia.
Dr. A. de R. Taylor, who was con-
I fined to the house for several days
|a!  the beginning of the week with
bronchitis.   Is   now   out   and   about
again.   The genial doctor has got a
|Bhake, however.
Mr. Wm. Montgomery sprained his
I lop badly on Wednesday, but fortun-
[ately escaped more serfbus injury
Iwhen his team made a break-away
I opposite Clement and Lamberts, on
1 Wednesday afternoon.
The "Trader" has been taklngiiuge
consignments of Delta potatoes from]
Ladner to Vancouver and Vancouver |
Island.    On   Thursday   Bhe  took  a*.
, tons.    >
���___-_-���-�����- ,
Mr. Fred Wallace, the popular engineer of the "New Delta," will take
a couple of weeks vacation, starting
next week. Mr. Wallace purposes
visiting Prince Rupert.
A man in the employ of Mr. Hod-
Bon at Bingville this week fell off
the roof of the barn and broke his
leg. He was attended by Dr. King
| and the report ls that he is doing
well.
Mr. Alec. Howard got a nasty blow
| in   the  mouth   from   a  cricket  ball
rhlle playing the game at the Beach
| list week end.      The Injury, while
intensely painful, is healing rapidly,
and it is hoped will leave no perman-
lent scar.
It is understood that the McKenzie cup, representing the Delta lacrosse championship, is at present In
the hands of the Jeweller, being
brightened up, after which It will go
into the custody of the Ladner
"Beavers."
An  altercation  between two Hin-
dus, which resulted ln the loser In
the scrap petting a broken rig and a
I few scratches, brought down a fine
1 of $15 and $5 costs on the successful
I contestant, at the police court, hqfore
Magistrate McKee, last Thursday.   It
\U not  so much the Injury to each
other that these men Inflict, but the
Ifact that turbulence In a white man's
country   cannot   he   tolerated,  that
I brings down the veils of wrath.
Mr. Allan Parr, Vancouver's star
hockey goal-tender, has been engaged
on the electric alterations on Mr. Mc-
Kee's house. Allan, who Is known
throughout Canada, ls one of the best
goal-keepers that Dominion hockey
has ever produced, states that he
will play one more year and then
retire for good. Since coming from
Alberta and settling in Vancouver, he
has got married and he says that
matrimony and business must come
before hockey.
OOOOOOOOOOf!
Mineral and
'Soda Waters
j. henley
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
SODA. WATER, GINGER
ALE and all kinds ot
SUMMER DRINKS
Your Patronage Solicited
There has been rather a busy -time
I at   the  police   court  this  week,   al-
Ithough fortunately the culprits have
(been principally common or ordinary
drunks of the itinerant description.
.\ couple of wet afternoons and a few
Idollars have made a few of the h'ay-
lmakers forget that money is easier
Bnent  than  earned.    Magistrate Mc-
K"p has, however, been lenient, and
while  impressing  upon  the  culprits
the  fact  that  transients   must   not
llreak Into the peace of the commun-
lity, has only imposed light fines.
Mr. H. A. MacDonald, of the Ladner Investment and Trust Corporation, has been confined to the house
for the past few days, through blood
poisoning in the hand. The Times ls
pleased to be able to announce that
Mr. MacDonald Is progressing favorably. He has suffered a great deal
of pain through his mishap, but It ls
hoped that he will be out and about
shortly.
Mr.  I.  Whitworth's  patience  and
| perseverance has been at last rewarded and the good trader "Birdswell"
Is now afloat.    The launching took
place at four o'clock at four o'clock
on Tuesday. Mr. Whitworth's daugh-
Iter performing the christening.    The
I boat took the water perfectly and
Ithe whole launching was carried out
[without  a hitch.      Miss Whitworth
Ihroke  the  usual  bottle  of  wine  on
liter bows as the "Birdswell" left the
Iways. and It la to be hoped that the
|vessel will  long ride on the waters
if the Pacific Coast as a reward for
|the care and patience that has bepn
���en to her building.    It la probable
Itbnt there is not a more stoutly built
Icraft of her size afloat.
The new McLellan lumber mill fs
rapidly nearing completion the Biding
having now been laid in. The mill
will have a capacity of 100,000 feet
daily and when in full running order,)
over 50 men will be employed. The
market for lumber In the Delta is increasing dally and throughout the
past year considerable difficulty has
been experienced in meeting the demand.
Rather a good story is going
the rounds of the Delta this week.
A certain lady who takes a special
Interest In the moral welfare of the
community, suggested to the wife of
a popular and well-known Ladner
sport that she thought that it would
be for the moral uplifting of the husband if his wife had him put on
the Indian list. The wife's retort
was short and to the point: "I'd
rather live with an Irishman than
with a Siwash," she said. And there
the matter ended.
SUCCESSFUL  STUDENTS.
|)li*iilsh Columbians in Matriculation
-xamlnat-O-ts f or    MrGill University���Additional Results.
I Prom The British Columbian.)
Among     the     British     Columbia
���dents who passed the matricula-
u  examination to McGill Univer-
tlie following names have now
i  made public:
_     larguerite Snider (King Edwar<*
��� School (Vancouver), 456; Wil-
i  Houston   (Chilliwack),  Winni-
1 d  Hutchinson     (King    Edward),
' Hazel   Shaw    (King   Edward),
lual,  451;  Lillian Dundas    (Kam-
'"0|iB),   4.6;   Arthur     E.     Graham
(Nelson), 438;  Mabel Cooke  (King
���Edward), 426;  Esther Floyd  (King
,J dward),  and  Osberta    McPhersor*
���rmstrong),     equal,      423;     Eva
|lj*'-l*lu  (Cumberland),     420:     Mary
"���'"*.inlett (King    Edward,    Vancou-
"r), 400.
Hie following students passed the
liiculation    examination  in    ap-
'   d science:
���I.  Cameron   (Britannia    High
'"ool, Vancouver),    679;    H.    H.
I^lell (King Edward),    609;    C. V.
fKlesterer   (King Edward),  602;   T.
���". McGowan   (King Edward), 578;
���R Whltaker (New Westminster),
l.'fl; E. S. Davidson (King Edward),
J655; s. B. Macfarlaae    (King    Ed-
���*"d), 555; H. N. Watts (King Ed-
r -rd), 551;  R. Q. Sprinkling (Vic-
na), 545;    F. p. Douglas    (New
eatminster), 543;    M.    G.    Babet
���(New Westminster), 634;  H. F. G.
-���etson and K. Roseborough  (King
'"ard), equal, 611.
ine following, who had qualified
part by certificate or by a pre-
' *ous university examination, have
Biso passed: *   *���    *
Nadlne A. Berton, Mount Tolmle;
G. W. Blssett, Turgoose; R. Bunt,
Victoria; F. G. Cook, RosedaJe;
Laura V. Cousins, Vancouver; Christine Crebban, Vancouver; Helen B.
M. De Gagne, Trail; Grace Earsman,
Victoria; Mary E. Gilbert. Vancouver; Elifrida A. Gill. Vancouver;
John O. Gill, Vancouver; A. E. Good-
eve, Rossland; Dorothy M. Hambly,
Golden; R. L. Harper, Vancouver;
E. H. Hayward, Sumnierland: Lena
B. Hodgins, Chilliwack; Mary A.
Irvine, Victoria; Lilian Johnson.
Victoria; Nellie M. Klemmer, North
Kamloops; Marjorie C. MacMillan,
Vancouver; Jessie M. Meadows, Vancouver; Elsie F. Mess, Victoria;
Mary E. Moser, Mara; A. G. Pou-
pore, Vancouver; B. T. Ramsay,
Victoria B. J. Svenceskl, Vancouver;
W. S. Taylor, Cascade; Annie M.
Hodhunter, Vancouver Edith ��� M.
Ward, Vancouver; Mary E. M. Watson, Victoria Gladys R. Whiteley,
Cloverdale.
A. G. Poupore, of Vancouver,
qualified also for entrance in medicine.
Defies Police.
BELLINGHAM. July 22.���Barricaded behind a stout door reinforced with various articles of furniture
from the room behind the door, and
armed with an ax which she threatened to brain the first individual
who dared to beat down the barrier,
Florence M. Cokayne, for whom a
warrant has been issued on a charge
of insanity, successfully resisted tbe
efforts of Deputy Sheriff Wilson
Stewart to arrest her, and before
she is taken into custody promises
to make things interesting for the
officers.
S'-VOPS-S OF COAL MINING REGULATIONS.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and ln a tortion of
ths Province of British Colu.abia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of \t aa
acie. Not more than 2,56* acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application foi a lease must be
made by the applicant la person to
the A*ent or Sub��Agent of tho district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by amotions, or legal subdivisions cf sections, aad ia unsur-
veyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
himself.
Each application must bo accompanied by a fee of t( which will be
refunded If the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of th* mtne at ths rat*
of five cents par ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not btlng operated, sueh
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will Include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purchase whatever
available surface rights may be considered necessary for the wonting of
the mine at the rate of (10.00 an
acre.
For full Information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
W. W. Ct/RT,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
DR. WOOD
DENTIST
will be in Ladner every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30
p.m.
Office   over   Delta   Mercantile
Store.
Vancouver office:   641  Granville
Street.
DELTA TELEPHONE CO., LID.
Incorporated 1810.
W* are prepared to install single
line or party Un* phonos st short no-
tfce. Long distance In connection with
our servlo*.   Apply to
A.   D*R.  TAYLOR.  See.
NEW SCHEDULE
LADflER and WESTHAM ISLAND
Via Steveston and
S. S   '"-NEW DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
"Week Days.
Leave Ladner���8:80 a.m..  12:30 p.m.
and *:3o p.m.
Leave Stevaston���9:80 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,
and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays.
Leave Ladner���8:30 a.m.,    6:30 p.m.
Leave _Kev*ston������ : 10 a.m.. 7:10 p.m.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Yale Road School Addition.
Sealed tenders, superscribed "Tender for Yale Road school Addition,"
will be received by the Honorable
the Minister of Public Works up to
12 o'clock noon of Friday, the 9th
day of August, 1912, for the erection and completion of an additional
two-room frame sehool-bullding at
Yale Road, in the East De'a Electoral District, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 22nd day of July, 1912,
at the offices of J. W. Berry, Esq.,
Secretary of the School Board, Langley Prairie, B.C.; the Government
Agent, New Westminster: and the
Department of Puhllc Works, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to the Honourable the Minister of
Public Works, for the sum of $250
which shall be forfeited If the party
tendering decline to enter into contract when called upon to do so,
or if he fail to complete the work
contracted for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will .be returned to them
upon the execution ol the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the forms supplied,
signed with the actual signature of
the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes  furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
J.  E.   GRIFFITH.
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., July 18th, 1912.
LADNER
BARGAIN CENTER
Cool Goods
At Cool Prices
Are you keeping cool during the warm weather? If not, let
us suggest to you how. We are showing a range of dress Muslins,
special for Saturday and Monday; regular prices from 20c to 30c
a yard.    These will all go on sale for two days only at 12 l-2c Yard.
Should the Muslin not help
to keep you cool, the price
sure will.
WALTER'S
THE WHITE STORE
Phone 39 Westham St. Ladner, B. C.
Goods Delivered to all parts of the town.
ill
=na
AT THE HOTELS
Delta Hotel.
A. .1. Shields, Vancouver.
Paul E. Ladner, Vancouver.
Mrs. Beaumont, Seattle.
J. "R. Sigmore, Vancouver.
Bruwe G. Auld, Vancouver.
M. Munday, Sapperton.
J. H. Wilkinson, Chilliwack.
D. G. Mclvor, Vancouver.
F. Dundas Todd, Victoria.
R. Mills, New Westminster.
G. W. Barnes, Eburne.
E. B. Barnes, Eburne.
F. Behrens, New Westminster.
Fred J. Ebben, New Westminster.
C. "Wilde and wife, Milwaukee.
Mr. and Mrs. George Burnside and
***hliai_>n, Vancouver.
.x~:---H"X~x~:~x~w-^
I LADNER HOTEL
Corner Westham and Delta
favorite Resort for Automobile Parties
H. W. SLATER, Prop. .:
*************4******^-************+^
aa
P. H. Kennedy, Sterling, Ont.
Frank  W.   Smith,  New  Westminster.
*T. W. Fletcher and wife, Vancouver.
Fred Fletcher, Vancouver.
Lulu  Fletcher,  Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. MacLaren, Toronto.
H. T. MacLaren, Toronto.
C.  H.   McAllister,   New   Westminster.
Ladner Hotel.
George Allan, Vancouver.
J. F. King, Vancouver.
E. Holt, New Westminster.
Mr.   and  Mrs.  J.   S.   Barry,  Vancouver.
George Race, Port Moody.
. J. A. Francis, Port Moody.
J. O. Perry, Victoria.
John Pollard, Vancouver.
Hugh   Babbington,   B.A., London,
England.
Tom Davies, New Westminster.
A.   Rie, New Westminster.
"*'.   Ran ford,  Vancouver.
W. N.  Draper, New Westminster.
Hess Bros., Ladner.
A..   |
A GOOD STORK OK CANS.
THE ARRIVAL OF SALMON AT CANNERY. THE 9-aH/M TIMES
SATURDAY, JULY 27, loia.
WABHUr��TtM STATE
Much Disfigured.
TACOMA, July 25.���The barge
St. Jamos, Captain R. D. McRae, ii
in port today with ore for the smelter, badly disfigured by the experience at Kodlak, Alaska, while Mount
Katraai waa In eruption. All the
paint ls ruined by the gas fumes and
the metal badly eaten. Over 200
tons of sand and ashes tell on the
deck of thc boat.
. Logging Congress.
TACOMA, July 25,-j-The Pacific
Lagging Congress is in session here
today with a large attendance from
the entire coast. The meetings will
hold over tomorrow and much Interest is shown in the discussions.
Tons, of now logging machinery is
shown by demonstrators. Much
stress is being laid on modern
methods, employment of expert engineers to plan logging operations
and a curtailment of waste by old
systems.
Seattle Market.
SEATTLE, July 25.���Egg: Local
ranch, 30c. and 'lie; Eastern, Z6c
Butter Washington creamery firsts,
30c to 31c; eastern, 27c to 28c.
Cheese: Tillmook, 17 l-2c to 18c;
limburgor, 20e; Wisconsin, 17c to
18c. brick, 19c, Onions: California,
$1 to $1.35 per sack; Australian, 4c
to 4 l-2c per pound. Potatoes:
California, lfc to 1 l-2c per pou'i-1;
g-yeet-, tr- t0 5c, per round. Oats:
E asternWashingtoiL $38 to $39 per
ton; Pugel Sound, f__ to $.39. Hay:
Puget sound timothy, $1"" to $16
per ton; Eastern Washington timothy, %V.t to $20 per ton; wheat hay,
$14 to $16; alfalfa, $14 to $15;
mixed hay $16 to $18; straw $9 to
lo $10 per ton.
Socialists Must Elect.
OLYMPIA, July 25.���Attorney
General W. V. Tanner holds ln an
opinion given to Secretary of State I,
M. Howell today that since the Socialists polled 10 per cent, of the total
vote cast at the 1910 election the
party has to enter the primaries this
fall. W. M. Richardson, running for
supreme court judge, received a
vote of 15,994, while the vote of the
three congressmen was 138.243. The
latter vote is the only vote representative of the state aB a whole, says
the opinion.
Want Bureau Permanent.
SEATTLE, July 25.���The desirability of maintaining an information
bureau permanently during the summer months for tourists was suggested to the trustees of the New
Chamber of Commerce at their meeting yesterday in a report received
from F. V. Dunham, ln charge of the
bureau conducted under the auspices
of the chamber during the Potlatch.
Dr. Ireland Injured.
TACOMA, July 25.���As a result of
a collision between two automobiles
on the American lake prairie, south
of here, at a late hour last night, Dr.
Guy O. Irel\nd, of the Steilacoom
Asylum for the Insane, is lying -at
death's door* with a fractured ��r':ull,
and C. B. Lloyd and C. C. Cates, of
Portland, are held under arrest.
Will Fight Coiner.
SEATTLE, July 25.���The announcement from Washington, D.C.,
.that the nomination of Beverly W.
Coiner, of Tacoma, to be United
States district attorney had been
sent to the Senate by President Taft
caused a lively interest among the
insurgent leadlrs in this city. Preparations were made to start a brisk
tight to prevent. Coiner's confirmation by the Senate.
Will Start Drillim**.
BRHME|TON, July 25.���With tho
Control of large tracts of land In
Kitsap county arranged for through
lo'isos. options anjl direct purchase.
and with machinery ordered, the Kif-
sap Oil Development Company expects to have the actual work of
drilling going on within six weeks.
The first well will be within five
miles of Bremerton.
Telephone Hearing
SKATTLR. July 26.���Under the
present operation of the Independent
Telephone Company's franchise. al>-
Borhed last March by the Pacific
Telephone & Telegraph Company,
there is not one subscriber accorded
the old rate prescribed by the state
public service commission of $1.75 a
month, and the present holders of
the grant refuse to iBsue new contracts under that rate. This fact was
brought out yesterday at a puhllc
hearing given officials and counsel of
the merged companies by the City
Council in committee of the whole.
The question up for discussion was
whether the city should declare the
Independent company's franchise inoperative and forfeited and take
over the physical assets of that co"r-
cern.
Editor Arrested.
SPOKANE. July 25.���John C. Plv-
er, publisher of an insurance paper
in San Francisco, who came here to
attend the national convention or Insurance commissioners, was arrested
here today by an oflcer from Seattle,
who left immediately with his prisoner. The charge is said to arise
out of ^ prosecution for libel brought
against him by the Northwestern
Mutual Fire Association, of Seattle.
BELLINGHAM, July 22.���loe
Greulici, a hermit living near Sumas, staggered into town one day
la*-t week, his face burned, apparently with some .caustic drug, and
reported that Saturday night two
young men entered his cabin, bound
and gagged him, rendered him unconscious by the application of some
medicine spilled upon a handkerchief and then robbed him of his
life's savings something more than
9300.
New Hotel.
BELLINGHAM, July 22.���A permit has been issued to the Byron
Hotel Company in connection with
the huge new structure whieh ls
planned for this city. The new
building will be six stories In height
and will be the finest hotel building in any town of the size and
population of iBrtllingluVu in the
Northwest. The cost of the hotel
v-hen completed ls estimated at
somewhere in the neighborhood of
��250,.00.
Asparagus rust, s fungous disease
tbat was introduced into this country
from Europe twenty years ago and
which for a long time was given little
beed, Is today the most troublesome
pest that truck gardeners bave to contend with.
A good many reform movements are
run on a good deal the same line as cutting dandelions out by hand wben ud
joining lots are allowed to mature
fluffy heads by tbe hundred for tbe
wind to scatter bltber and yon. It is a
pitifully Inadequate adaptation of
means to ends.
Before transplanting the tomato, egg.
pepper and other plants from tbe hotbed, they should be hardened by reducing tbe amount of water used In
sprinkling tbem and by keeping tbe
sash off. When tbey bave bad time
to get used to tbe outdoor conditions
they may be takten up.
What Is said to be tbe largest milk
yield and butter fat record ever made
by a grade dairy cow Is beld by Beauty, a grade Guernsey cow belonging
to a Wisconsin tuveder. She produced
In one year 12,11)4 pounds of milk,
which contained 777.0 pounds of but
ter fnt. Surely this Is no scrub per
forma nee.
A FAMILY
MATTER
Br EVAN B. MXNIGHT
WEBSTER'S IS A
BUSY CENTRE
For some years past tbe state of Illinois bos employed convict labor iu
crushing limestone, to be sold at cost
to tbe farmers of rbe state. Virginia
plans to do the same thing, and other
states will likely follow suit If con
vlcts can just be instrumental In
"sweetening the sour old world" up _
bit tbey will have performed a useful
. _ _,        _
mission.
A reader of thi* department asks
whether it will damage blue grass to
apply nlr slaked lime on it If scattered thinly It would do on particular
harm Neither would nny lieneflt result unless tbe soil were Inclined to be
wet and sour, tn wblcb case the lime
would serve to sweeten lt and correct
an acid condition. Usually where this
Is the rase, tbe grass ls tblu or does
not grow at all. while sorrel ls likely to
come up in Its place.
It ls pretty bard to improve on earthworms as a bait for suckers and red-
horse. Tbe writer remembers well
wben a lad tbat the small boys of tbe
neighborhood got lt into their heads
tbat putting a couple of drops of anise
oil on the baited book would draw tbe
flsh. He tried this, but without result,
and after be quit using tbe dope the
flsh began to bite. In tbe. meantime
tbe bottle of oil bad got uncorked in
bis breastcoat pocket, and be dreamed
about anise oil by night and smelled it
by day time for weeks afterward. Just
plain "gums" are good enough.
If jour lawn Is infested witb dan
delions and you are weary of getting
down on your prayer bones to dig tbem
out try a spray of Iron sulphate, which
bus been thoroughly tested and found
very'effective. Dissolve one aud one
fourth pounds of the chemical mlso
called copperas or greeu vitriol! to eyh
gallon of water and apply to the lawn
witb a small spray pump, covering
thoroughly. Give u second spraying
hi about two weeks after the first, and
a third about a fortnight later. The
grass will look sick along witb the
dandelions, but will recover and be the
fresher for the treatment
The agricultural commissioners oi
Ontario have lately Installed a system
of market reporting that hns much to
commend lt. Briefly the system ls op
enitcil by means of bulletin board*.
placed nt all stations where produce is
received for shipment. On these are
given not only tbe day's prices for ti
given list of commodities, but also a
list of Anns witb addresses In different parts of tbe province who want
such and such quantities of this and
tbat commodity. These market bulletins are corrected daily from reports
received from reliable sources and
prove of grent service to tbe provincial
farmer and gardeuer.
Witb cointnereliil fertilizers coming
more and more into use there Is need
for tbe exercise of caution on the part
of those buying them for tbe first time
along tbe line of buying those that are
guaranteed to contain tbe largest possible per cent of the fertilizing elements tbey ure supposed to contain
One fertilizer may look Just like another nnd be represented as being Just
as good as thnt sold under some other
brand, yet not be worth more than a
half or two-tblrds ns much. The prop
osltion Is a good deal the same us thnt
of buying a dairy cow. One mny give
milk testing barely 3 per cent aud another milk testing 5 or ti per cent of
butter fnt.
Now and tben some of our readers
bave seen references In horticultural
Journals tn plugging up the holes In
botlow trult trees with cement to pre
veut decay. One who examined several trees which hnd been treated In
this fasblOD found tbat this mode of
treatment instead of preventing decay
of tbe heartwnod of the trees hnd actually hastened it. This seems to bave
been due to tbe same cause-lack of
air���wblcb causes tbe under timbers of
a bouse to rot out mucb more quickly
if there are no openings .'eft In the
foundation through wblcb tbe air can
circulate. Fresh air Is s check to
fungous growth, sod for tbls reason
tbe boles in the sppis tree trunks
Should be toft open.
There's no use in a man's being annoyed witb tbe feminine peculiarities
of bis wife. Tbe best way for bim to
do ls to get used to tbem. I suppose
tbe reverse ot tbls Is true���tbat a woman may as well get used to tbe peculiarities of ber husband; but, being
a man, I dou't know anything about
tbat part of lu
Tbe first thing I noticed about my
wife after marriage tbat I didn't like
was that sbe opened my letters aud
read tbem witb as mpcb complacency
as if tbey were ber own. There was
nothing in tbem to injure me In tier
estimation, but that didn't make their
opening by ber any more agreeable to
me. Wben a man has reached middle
age without having any one dare to
read what belongs to bim alone, hav
ing from childhood considered sucb an
act highly discreditable, not to say dis i|
Honorable, tu have bis wife do such H
tiling grates on mm terribly.
I hoped ili.it when Lena noticed that
i never opened any letter ot hers she
would refrain from opening mine
Wbeu sbe came down iu breakfast
Inter than I and the postman bad de
livered tbe morning mail l would bund
ner ber letters UHnct. Sometimes' sue
would say "This ih from Aunt Cla
rtssa" or Cousin Surnb or her sister or
a brother. "Why dldn t yuu open It?"
whereupon I would say senteutioosiy,
"I have never beeu accustomed to
open another persons letters."
Rut i.eua didn't take the blot or nny
other hist i gave ber. just keeping on
breaking tbe seals ot my correspond
ehts epistles ttll st last t concluded to
give ner a more marked" bint (ban any
I bud thus fur devised I wrote a note
to myself from a mythical Horace
Dunn, telling me tn conhdence of bis
engagement to Julia Haliey, an tnti
mute friend of my' wife, as I expect
ed. Lena opened the letter- out. Undine
In It s confidence--one wblcb v��r>
murb Interested ber���sbe sealed it up
again, saying nothing to me about th,
matter.
Maybe there wasn't a but time wben
Lens congratulated ber friend on hei
engagement. Lena asked me who tbe
scoundrel was wbo bad claimed to be
engaged to ber friend without admit
ting that sbe bad opened tbe letter tin
man bad writteu me and tben deceived me by sealing it again. For some
time 1 saw by ber demeanor that bet
friend was not satisfied to bave the
matter bushed up and Insisted on And
Ing out wbo tbe man was wbo claimed
to be engaged to ber. Finally, wben
my wife could withstand tbe pressure
no longer, sbe made a confession and
demanded tbe required Information.
My rime bad come. 1 told ber thai
tbe lady to whom tbe writer claimed
to be engaged was not ber friend at
all, but another person of tbe same
nnt****��. Then I proceeded to give her n
lecture on the practice ot Interferttii.'
with any one H��e's correspondence
even ber husband's. "By doing so." I
said, "you nave caused a great den
of unnecessary trouble. Had you left
me the soie reader of my letter th*-
error would not bave been mnde."
This bad only an irritating eflv.-i
on my wife, wbo vowed sbe would not
again toucb one of my letters even
witb a poker and for a tlm, banded
me my mall unopened In bigb dudgeon
Bur she soon tell into ber old babit.
lusteud ot accepting the situation, a>
i'shoiiid have doue. 1 concluded to lay
another trap i wrote myself anotbei
letter wblcb I asked a friend to post
in a dlstuut city from another mythical
friend of mine, confessing (bat be hud
embezzled some money and asking me
wbat under heaven he sbould do to es
cape state prison. He added that It
any one except myself sbould see bis
ronfesslOQ the ruin be dreaded would
be sure to come.
Lena opened tbls letter aud. flndin**
tbat sbe had stumbled upon another
secret, made' up ner mind to reseal tht
letter and tbls time keep silent on u
matter tbst was of no personal Inter
est to her But just as she was about
to do so there was s smell of smoki-
from tbe 'sundry, sad, leaving the
oote and Its envelope side by side on
ber desk with letters of ber own, Shiran downstairs to learn it tbe bouse
was on tire. She found an incipient
blaze, wblcb with some trouble wa.��
put out Then sbe went back to het
desk and did us sbe bad intended with
my letter.
When I came lo and found tbe letter
apparently untouched, t tore It open
and took out a letter to my wife frou
one of ber friends containing a conti
dence I bad no right to possess. I
banded tbe oote to Lena, demanding
tn know how a private letter to ber
bud come in un envelope addressed to
me.
I shall never forget tbe frightened
look that came over Der fnce. Intend
Inu to slip mv letter back into Its en
velope. having been rtittled on account
nf tbe blaze in the laundry, she baa
taken up tbe wrong letter.
I took ber In my arms nnd ��nld fiber: "My dear. I Hnd von nave axatti
deceived me: Hut sn woe ss you don't
deceive me In sny more sertow* wa>
than tnis I forgive von. Hpreafter
open my tetters n-nen von like. It Is
a womanly weakness and in a measure
ezr usable.'
���"rom that time i bave not cared
whether Lena opens my letters or not.
Rot she doesn't. Bipertence ha*
taught bar tbat it tsat test for hsr r%
da so.
New Mill Town in Maple Ridge Municipality Shows Substantial
Development.
WEBSTER'S CORNERS, July 13.
���About four miles from Port Haney
lies a section of Maple Ridge municipality which is unostentatiously
but surely growing to the dignity of
a town. But whether lt may be
now called town, village or settlement, it not only cherishes certain
ambitions but can also show evidence of substantial development.'
This is Webster's Corner, so named after Mr. J. M. Webster, an old
and respected settler of the district.
It Is reached from "Port Haney by
the Dewdney    Trunk    road    which
a church, school, stores, and a post
office, presided over by Mr. J. M.
Webster.
There are also certain potentialities here wheich may possibly materialise to the benefit of the district. Coal, for instance, ls believed
to exist on land near the post office,
and * the' Diamond Drill Company of
Vancouver have a camp here and a
crew of men busy probing for the
black diamonds. A deal of mystery surrounds the whale operations,
but it ls understood that the company interested in the quest is composed of certain Seattle and Vancouver gentlemen who have ' great
faith in the near success of the
drilling work. It Is stated, moreover, on good authority, that the
mountains nearby are permeated
with coal and iron ore.
Webster's Corners is beautifully
situated from a scenic point of view.
To the north lies tho Llllooet river
and lake, affluent with rainbow
trout, the Blue Mountains and the
peaks locally known by the expressive   names  of   "Golden   Ears"   and
Va
e
INNES"   SHINGLE  MIL LS, WEBSTER' CORNERS.
runs through land which on either
side is rich with a soil, especially favorable for fruit growing and mixed
farming. About half a mile from
the corner is a bridge over 700 feet
KIR.  f.  M.   WEBSTER.
Postmaster and pioneer of Webster's  Comers  settlement.
long over the Kanaka creek, a river
picturesque, and teeming with trout.
p to the present Webster's Corners
can boast of a thriving shingle mill,
"Sugar Loaf." To the south are
the Thorn mountains, said to be
highly mineralized.
In an easterly direction the Dewdney Trunk road leads to Mission City
and. to the west lies Port Haney. This
road ls already wired for electric
lighting and power from Haney to
Webster's corner and for about a
mile therefrom eastwards by the
Western Canada Power Company. A
transmitter is also situated near to
Innes' Shingle Mills recently established here.
Development Work.
Besides these signs of active development, the Trunk road has been
recently surveyed to Webster's Corners, and definite assurance has
been given by the Western Canada
Power Company that trams will be
running through this district, in connection with the proposed line between Vancouver and Mission City in
the near future. It* is known, of
course, that tbe company has already obtained the necessary charter.
It is also stated on good authority
that telephone communication in
connection with the B. C. Telephone
Company's Hammond and Haney
section will be established at Webster's Corners in a week or two and
that the switch board will be located
at the office of Mr. Innes, near the
shingle mills and post office.
A VALLEY SHINGLE MILL.
SCARCITY OP MEN.
(From The British Columbian.) OTTAWA, July  22.���There    is a
Started in Webster's Corners only | decided slump in the number of can-
in March, the new shingle mills of ��� didates for the Northwest  Mounted
E.  J.  Innes have  made  remarkable ,Police and ,t ,   sald ���    the       t,
progress.      S-.nce  t:_en  the  capacity I _    ��� ,.     / ,
of the mills has increased over one-1 comptroller that the force now ls
third, from 60,000 feet to about i fifty below established strength, and
100,000 per day. < recruiting will have to be done In the
Mr. Innes has recently added to | old Country. The percentage of
the plant a LMsoh & Burpee shingle j 01d Countrymen on the force now
machine, making thre now ln opera-1        , , .      - -
tion, one for cutting 24 Inches and j reaches over eighty-five. The re-
two for cuttnlg 16 Inches. The for-; mainder of the force is composed of
mer sized shingle while it is exten-! Canadians. In the Coronation con-
sively   used   across  the  line   is  but  t,        t       ,    thlrteen Ca    d_
little   utilized   in   British   Columbia'
and Mr. InneB purposes extending its |IanS out of a total ��f eighty-five,
advantages locally. j	
There has also recently been  installed in the mills a 35-horse power j Surrey Tax Rate.
electric motor, a new boiler and a!     CLOVERDALE,  July  22.���At the
new dry kiln.                                       | Council meeting held here on Satur
The mills and grounds cover an j day the rate of taxation for Surrey
area  of  nearly  five  acres,  and  the! municipality' was fixed for  1912  as
roofs and sides of the buildings are
composed of corrugated iron. At
present a hand truck spur runs from
the mills to the Trunk road for loading on teams, but so soon as the
projected tram line reaches Webster's Corners, the facilities for
quick shipping will be Immensely
Increased.
follows: Wild land, 2 1-2 per cant;
municipal rate, 9 mills; school rate,
2 1-4 mills. $200 was appropriated
for digging a difch on the south side
of the Scott road west from Yale road
Ward 2; $2000 for the Hall's Prairie
road north of old McLellan road, and
S800 for the New McLellan road,
Ward 4.
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There is no reason for any shortage of lumber in the Delta.
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRIES.
If ills midway between Ladner and Port Guichon.
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