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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
On Saturday Last, June 8th They Appointed  Magistrate and  Road
The regular meeting of the muni-
I eipal council was held on Saturday,
I June 8th. There was a full attend-
! ance and Reeve Benson waa in the
j chair.
I     The minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted.
. '.-. communicant,    was received from
i YVu.i.ei* Bros, and Wllkle, with regard
Local   Bank   Has   a   History   of   I'll-
equalled   financial   Advance
and Success.
On   Coronation   Day   tlic   Belt.-   will
Be the Most Attractive Part
of Canada.      '
There will be great doing.-) on
Coronation Day, June 2i>th. In the
words of the SOng ' "There will be a
hut   time   in   the   old   town   tonight."
The latest report of the Royal Bank
of Canada is a splendid tribute to
the financial stability of that undertaking,    A   cursory   glance    through
the list of shareholders t s.'in lndl- .^^^^m^m������mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmt
cat.lon of how strongly they are held Tin? morning will be devoted to a
anil show* the high place this Insti- ' lacrosse match, when the "Beavers"
tutlon holds in the estimation of the an_ the "Maple Leafs" will put up
best class Of Investing public. The. t]iat brand of clean fast exciting la-
t, i tne co-operation of the Fraser Val- | history of this hank reads like a fairy! croage wbjoh lias made the Delta
ley municipalities. Councillor Dei ills: tale. Twenty y>ear9 ngo, ,n 1880, the famous as the home of good sports-
was  appointed   a   delegate   to   repre- | deposits were $ 1.2 3(2.3 6 2: in 1911 they: m,on.
_ t"t;W l In the afternoon the Delta Driving
assets were *2,874.80'"">, while 21 Park Association will hold their
years later they totalled the snormous
sum of $110.5_i8.512. Th? bank has
also the distinction of being the first
to Issue a monthly balance sheet.
The statement for the month o'
March, which was recently published
is   interesting   reading:
At Regular Monthly Meeting Question
of Issuing Booklet Wus Fully
-lent   the   Delta   municipality   at   the | WPre  $8,8,294|.808.     ,���   m    ,���
to   be   held   at   New   West- ' ���������'
Premier of'British Columbia, who, it Is announced,    has    been    created    a
Knight Commander of ths M���*��'   Distinguished Order of St. Michael
and St. George by His Ora clous Majesty King George V.
LONDON, July 13.���An official announcement of birthday honors
states that Premier Roblin, of Manit oba, and Premier MoBride of British
Columbia, are thereby created K.CM .G. (Knight Commander of St.
Mlchae! and St.  George).
I   wing      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
j minster.
A communication was read from H.
'Everett, asking permission to put a
: ffulvetr across the Trunk road. The
i i\ luest was granted.
The   matter  of  repairing  the  Law
I road   was  left  in   the   hands   of   the
road  foreman.
A communication from Gilley Bros.
j with   regard   t6   the   prices   of  sewer
I pipe  was   read   and   Hied   for   future
Mr. John MoKle was appointed
police magistrate. The remuneration
to be  $200  per annum.
Mr. Ed. Trim was appointed engineer on the road roller at a salary
of  $9��5   per  month.
Councillor Kirkland was appointed
a committee of one to pass on specifications for hall and to call for tenders. Tenders t*> be In by June 21st.
The Reeve- and Councillors Dennis,
Lewis, Kirkland and Brown were appointed membeis of the Court of Revision.
The usual arocunts were considered
and   ordered  paid.
races. Entries have been pouring In
to Mr. J. W. Fraser, the leoretary-
traasurer, and a great day's sport is
anticipated. The following programme has been arranged and some
exciting contests are looked for. In
j some   of   the   events   the   interest   is
Ladner Hands Up a Surprise by Defeating W-nUmui. Island by
Five Goals to Four.
The fourth game In the Lower
Fraser Lacrosse League took place on
the Ladner lacrosse grounds on Friday evening, between the Maple Leafs
of Westham Island and the Beavers,
of Ladner, resulting in a splendid win
for the Beavers by a score of 5 to 4.
The large crowd present all voted It
the best game yet, the Beavers showing great improvement over previous
games.    The lineup:
Goal.        Maple Leafs
^^^^^^        Point.
il. Guichon L. Tamboline
Cover  Point.
F. Gui.hon Jas. Trim
First Defence.
McLeod ���.   H.   Trim
Second Defence.
V.   Guichon Hugh   Savage
Third Defence.
R. Hutcherson S. Savage
II. Burr W, Tambolin.
Third   Home.
P. Guichon F. Swensor
Second  Home.
C.   Gifford C.   Trim
First   Home.
F.  Smith H.   Wftghl
Outside  Home.
R.  Wilson A.   Trim
Inside   Home.
II.   Smith Cederbourg
Helen 8���'Hurtle  Kittson.
Goal umpires���HI.   Blakeley and T.
Timekeepers���J. Guichon and W,
League si muling.
Maple   Leafs         2
Bhamroeki        l
Beavers        t
New   Gusher   Will    Raise   Ladner's
Available Water Supply to BOO
Gallons a Minute.
Liabilities. ; already at  fever heat and  those  who , , h        , th    _--_-_, .���_,���
Capital,  paid  up    .$7,4.1.9*80.00   can  visit  Ladner  on Coronation  Day - ��   "    ' " P 6      * * m "
Reserve   fund       8.421,178.00   w*i*   be  sure   of  having a  great  day.
Undivided  profits         401,480.56 I     *.,    2:20 class trot, mile heats; best
Dividend No. 98, payable | 2  in  3.    Stake  $500.
April 1, 1912         21.4.1*6.70 |     2.    2:14   t,ru   or   pace,    half    mile
Notes in circulation      7,152,101.82 I heats;   be.st   2   in  3.    Purse'$  ,125.
Deposits    '.. 89,1512.101.82 j     3,    Three-year old and  under,  trot
.    1,285,969.01 ; or    pace,    mile   heats,   best   2 ,m   3.
Dut to other banks
Mr. Samuel Matter, of Ottawa, Assisted
by Local Officials,  Investigate
Derby Townsite.
(From   The   British  Columbian.)
Investigation   into   the   claims   of
squatters   on   Dominion   government
lands in the railway belt, with a view
to adjudication thereon, is now under
way under the direction of Mr. Samuel
Maber.  who  was sent from the Department at Ottawa to undertake this
work, with the assistance of Mr.   E.
W.   Beckett,  Crown   Timber   Agent,
and   Mr.   W.   D.   Magee,   Dominion
Land Agent, of this city.    Mr, Mabee
and Mr.  Beckett have just returned
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-_^^__^^_ . from Victoria, where they have been
The water superintendent has been|goln(r   over   the  recorda   of   the   old
meeting with splendid results recently ��� townsite   of  Derbyi   ln  Langley,   laid
'out ln 185. with the intention of making it the government seat.    There are
Cash on  hand   $14,-4*5,453.81
Notes of and cheques on
other banks  	
Due from other banks. .
Government and municipal  securities   	
Railway & other bonds,
debentures and stocks
Call loans on stocks
and bonds ...'	
Deposit with Dominion
government for security   of   note   curcula-
Purse   $100.
4. 8:8*6 pace, mile heats; best 2
in 3.    Purse $125.
5. Farmers race, for horses owned
In Delta, Richmond. Surrey, Chilliwack   and   Point   Roberts,   that   have
j never   won   public   money.    Entrance
Pmnpeoa Wen- \cver Better, Snys W.
J. Brnndiitli. Provincial Exlilhl-
Uon   Conuiiissioiicr.
NELSON,   June   13.���"There   never
wns such  a   crop  of  fruit   In  sight   .n
llritish   Columbia   as   there   Is   today.
And    the    splendid    prospects    for    8
recdTd-breaking crop are not confine*"
to   any   one   section   or   to   any   one
variety   of    fruit.     F.very    portion    "
the   province   an  far   at  mv   ohservi
tion  hns  gone  end   all   kinds of  fruit
with   the  exception   pnssibly   nf  raspberries,    which    Willi   be    llffht.    seem
certain   to   share   In   tbe   remarkable
crop that Is foreshadowed  by  pre"""'
condition!   In   the   agricultural   dl**
In his efforts to give Ladner distr.ct
a perfect water supply. The latest
triumph is a gusher within 800 feet
of the pump-house. This ls capable
of providing 370 gallons a minute
of the very best class of water. Ladner has now a water supply of 500
gallons a minute from rive wells. The
depths at which water has been found
range from 61 to 9i2 feet. The latter
depth having produced the latest and
most prolific supply. The water superintendent is particularly gratified
at this latest find, as he has good
need to be. When he had sunk 85
feet without success he had become
a trifle despondent, hut the persever-
ence has been abundantly rewarded.
The formation In which the water has
lieen found, although covering a small
area, !������ extraordinarily diversified.
In some cases one body of clay and
In other.-' several having been encountered. The last large find of
water Is underneath a body of hard
dry sand of great specific gravity,
which acts as a  natural  filter of the
- ..,��� leeorlptl in, While boring nn
the flats they have not yet struck
ti.ir,* pan. although on the hillside it
is struck  at from  four to eight  feet.
if the five wells, three were sunk
successfully within 100 feet of the
power house, one within 400 feet, one
wlth,n fiOO feet, and the latest, 80o
This new dlWoVery means a cut off
of 1700 feet from the present collecting pipe, making a pipe of 900 feet
Instead of one of 2600 feet
achievement is not only n great benefit to the community bul _ noteworthy
Teillt  tn tile water superintendent.
now a number of squatters on the
ground which was at one time subdivided and sold as city lots, some
of them fetching a price as high as
$300. When the site of Derby was
abandoned ln favor of New Westminster, most of the purchasers of lots
ln the former were given credit, to
the value of their Investment, ln New
Westminster city lots. It appears,
however, that some of them have not
exchanged their holdings in Derby,
and neither they nor their heirs can
now be located. As Crown Grant was
given to the property, a very interesting question Ls raised as to how the
squatters can now be given title to
the lands on which some of them
have lived for forty years.
Mr. Maber and Mr. Beckett will
probably make another trip to Victoria this week, and next week will
go   up   the   valley   to   look   over   the
Loans and discounts
Bank  premises   	
4.0*8,5i2,9.72 j $5.oo*    with   $25.00   added;   divided
60 and 40 per cent.; half mile heats;
1,968,0*99.95 U  *��� 3,  to finish with  third  heat.
I     In the evening a big danoe will be
8,968,7.6.53   held   in   the   McNeely   Hall.    Frank-
I Ln's orchestra will provide the music
14,496,305.32 \ and mine host Slater, of the Ladner
Hotel,    has   arranged   to    put  on   a
special supper.     All . the    lads    and
lassies in the Delta are sure to atten'd.
and   If   the   jaded   dwellers   In  cities
, want  to spend one happy  day,  they
$4M77,96-.29 j should remember June 26th, Corona-
..  6I2,7'55,141.67 j t*on   Day,   at  Ladner.    They   will   be
1,    2,726._39.17  able to look pack on It for years and
; say  to   themselves i'n  the  vernacular
$1T4,159,449.13 j used by certain of our prairie scribes
 1 that "a  pleasant  time   was had."
(From The British Columbian.)
For a time  the newspapers were,
much interested in the mysterious , .. . _ ____ . ,__.. _.���_, ��... ,
-ii__���___._._���__i,_.r ui_ -,--�����,�� ---,,1,1 Iumbia deputation of influential busl
disappearance of Mlas Dorothy Arnold ���_i,_���i .,--��� o-_,-���i���. t__,,
OTTAWA. June 12.���A Bri*tieh Co-
who disappeared from New Tork ln
December, 1910.    A New York news
item of June 4 statea that her mother
Mrs. Francis B. Arnold, still wearing government will appoint a
deep  mourning    returned    that Jay .���,.���__, _.���_�� ���, ���mnatant Bn���inBM.a
neas men waited upon Premier Borden today regarding the construction
of a bridge across Seymour Narrows
from "Vancouver Island to the Maln-
The regular meeting of the Delta
Board of Trade was held in the Board
room on Monday, June 10th. There
were 26 members present, 'with tho
president In the chair. The minutes
of the previous meeting were adopted
on the motion of T. E. Ladner, seconded hy P. Swenson. Mr. S, \V.
Walter was elected a mom'bi r of the
Board on the motion of K. T, Calvert,   seconded   by   P.   Swenson.
Mr. G. W. Brewster, chairman of
i the navigation committee, reported
I that the dredge "Fruhling" had elear-
' ed away the bar that was obstructing
the channel, and that the "King Kd-
| ward" dredge was expected fo 00H-
I tinue nnd complete the dredging of
j the channel in the course of a month
j or so,   when   the   river   was  a   little
report was received and adopted.
Mr. Calvert, chairman of the publicity committee, reported that a
rough draft of a booklet had been
prepared and presented the same to
the meeting. The News-IAdvertlser
Printing Company, who had submitted the style of booklet, quoted
$16i4.i50 per 1,000, $235.75 for 2,000,
and $30'5 Tor 3,000 copies. The Delta
Times submitted figures of $160, $225
and $290 respectively. Mr. Calvert
gave an exhaustive review of the
booklet, and said that about $120
had been realized towards the cost
by spaces taken In the booklet by
advertisers at the rate of $5 for a
half page, and $7.50 for a full page.
A considerable amount of discussion
ensued and eventually the following
resolution moved hy S. W. Fisher
and seconded by H. A. Macdonald,
was carried unanimously: 'That the
report be referred back to the publicity committee to procure photos
and cuts of public buildings, streets,
river scenes, etc., and that the grant
from the Board be increased from
$50 to $150.
The secretory was Instructed to
write the Municipal Council, asking
for a grant towards the booklet.
The secretary was also Instructed
to write to the Oerat Northern Ball-
way, asking that the sidings between
Guichon ana Colebrook be enlarged
at once, In view of the large potato
and other crops now growing In' the
Delta, that will have to be handled by
the company
The meeting adjourned at 10:80
until Monday, July 8th.
from Antwerp having spent several
months in Europe. Mrs. Arnold was
unaccompanied     and   eluded     inter-
survey party of competent engineers
to investigate and report or.' the feasibility of the project.
It is estimated that the (bridge will
viewers.    Her son   who  me"   her at!-^*  |,^o3oO  Ind~ ito  length  wi��
t.h-.-*^er.'.d!_1.1re_-t_.a-!- _��.prev*_u8:far exceed .hat cf any bridge yet un-
I statement, that the world-wide search
i for the missing girl had been unavail-
dertaken   by   the   Dominion   government.  Generous assistance,   It  Is  un-
ing  or to make any comment on his ;d"^o_"wm"b_ .given" toy "the govern,
mothers trip.  1^  _f  Brl,ti-h Columbia.    The de
FORESTRY OV P*iinfPir ro*tST       f,utatJon consisted of F. H. Shepherd,
FtJ-Kt-STK-*" 0*J P.-4.UFIC COAST.   lMp_   Nanaimo;   Alderman   CuthJ-Wt,
OTTAWA, June 11.���-The Canadian I Beaumont Boggs, of Victoria, and C
Forestry Association will this year | H. Lugrln, editor of tihe Victoria Col-
follow  the  plan  of  1906,  and   hold  a . or.ist.
big Autumn Forestry Convention In Hon. F. D. Monk, minister of pub-
Victoria, B.C. The date fixed Is. He works, an'd Hon. Martin Burrell,
Sept.   4-6.    This  is  upon  the  invito-, minister of agriculture,  were  present   had
Mlas Florence Lord's plan"), which
she won at the recent newspaper
competition. *-as arrived, and her
friends are all trying It and pronouncing It a fine instrument, am.
Impromptu concerts are very much tn
fashion at present. Miss Lord desires
to thank very heartllv all 'hose who
assisted her during the content. t1"f
many friends are disappointed that
at the la.st moment another candidate
should have been brousht In from
another district and osrve for"?*1 t">V
In to second place. Still ohe ha�� made
a magnificent Peht and rumor declare- that the young men of Ladner
would havf been very disappointed!
he   won   a   European   tour   nn"
(From The British Columbian.)
The civil asslezs came to a close
Friday, June 7. by the jury returning a verdict for $200 ln favor of
Joseph Knox. Chilliwack, Vho sued
Mr. A. 1". Henderson, New Westminster for $1000 damages as the result ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m^m���
at a,n accident to his team amd rig last j effect   that   "tho   act   respecting   the
tion of the government of that prov- at the interview,
ince. Hon. Richard McBride, the hour and a half.
Premier, and Hon. W. R. Ross. Minister of Lands, are forwarding the
plans, so as to make It one of the
largest things of the kind held In Canada. The secretary, Mr. James Lawler, of Ottawa, ls now consulting with
these gentlemen and Mr. John Hendry, of Vancouver, the president of
the association, In regatj to final details.
Tho  last  Issue  of  the Canada  Gazette contains a  proclamation  to thc
whloh   lasted   one   been   an   absentee   from   the  summer
gaieties  at   Grauer's  Beach.
Labor Day at a bad turn on the Chilliwack r>ad. Mr. A. M. McNeil, K.C.,
appeared   for    Mr.     Henderson,    and
,'JT* I Messrs. Patullo, K.C., and Mr. Claugli.
*"������"   -���  for the plaintiff.
12���Mr.   R.
M.   Burns,   who   recently
the  Clarlngton  hotel  at   South  Westminster,      was   11   recent      visitor     to
Mr. Harry Butcher has sold nis
place at Nlcomckl to Mr. T. D. Mc-
lion.ilil, who Is now in possession.
Mr. Rutcher moving to North Vancouver.
Mr. David Hadden has returned
from a visit of several weeks to different points in Alb'Tta.
Mr. S. R. Conner is a visitor to
Cloverdale, after an absence of several   months,     but     will     be   leaving
VICTORIA,    June      12.���Mr.      C.
Ha in lit on Wicks, at priwonl his majesty's trade commissioner for Australia,  hits _e_n appointed t-> bs his
purchased I majesty's trade commissioner for Canada In place of Mr Rlohlatrd Grigg,
who has resigiioil on acceptance of an
important appointment under the
Dominion government. Mr. Hamilton Wicks will take up his duties in
Canada early Ir. the autumn.
water ln the Railway Belt and Peace
river block of land would conic Into
effect on Juno 1, 1912, and Js there*
fore now In effect. The water "ls
subject to the B. C. Water Act w^lch
will be administered In accordance
with   the   provisions   of  section   6   of
I tho Act. The government of iiritiMh
Columbia will pay (but subject to
j such terms and conditions as the
i governor In council mny prescribe
1 for the protection of existing rights
1 and Interests) to the receiver general
'of Canada the revenue derived from
, such administration less the cost incurred by the said government In
I connection therewith.
W. J.  Brandrith, provincial exhlbl- j *.' ,_ . f._, ,,.���__
tion  commi-MtioT-Pr,   made,   tru**   forp-1
go.ng emphatic statement at the Hume       A wedding of local    Interest    took
on   Friday   night.        He   ins  r ntly | P'.ace   in     B-lm.!.ton     on     May   Kith
travelled    tbroueh    practically    every
fruit-growing district south of the
main line and is delighted with the
crop prospects.
"During my travels ove�� the province I have seen In no place nny indication that the frosts last winter or
last spring were sufficient to Injure
the crops, and any further danger
from this source Is about over." he
The market at New Westminster
yesterday was fairly active. Particular attention seemed to centre round
the poultry corner. There wa�� a large
supply both of chickens and ducks
and business seemed to be brisk. The
price of chickens took a wide range.
Ducks were quoted at from $10 to
$12.50  a  dozen.     The supply  of  beef ! and means to win
when Miss Jessie Creelman, who visited her brother here for several
months last veer, was married to Mr.
Edwin A. O'Brien, of Edmonton,
where they Intend to make their
home in future.
On  Friday, June  7.  Miss  Margaret
Tnrvcs,   daughter    of  Mr    .and  Mrs. j roan  mares  with  harness and a  fine
John Tarves of this place, was unit-1 Weber   wagon,   the   property   of    the
ed In wedlock to Mr. James Simpson   Mulnclpality of Coquitlam were with-
of South Vancouver. drawn at $690.
Bill Rickard has returned from Calgary, where ne hns fixed up articles
for a twenty-round bout with Tommy
Burns at Saikati on. bn Auguat 8th.
The guarantees demanded by Burns
have all been satisfied and the money
put up, both by Rlc-tardl and the
club. All the Delta hoys are enthus-
lartic with regard to Rlckards' chance
*nd if he fails to "bring home the
bacon," ns Jack Johnson calls It, they
will be terribly disappointed. Rlckards is out for the fight of his career
There Is no horn-
tained. Potatoes were rather a (Int. of condition and confident In his own
on the market with prices sagging. | ability. A nice elean-llving, gentle-
In the auction mart there was a con- | manly fellow, Rlckards has the good
slderable quantity of stock on offer, 1 wishes of all who know him. Tf he
but sales were few, reserves being! wins, his reputation Is made, and
heavy.   A   fine   span   of    strawberry | he can make his own terms in future.
If he  loses,  he  Is as good  as out  of
the   game.    Incidentally   It   may   be
Captain Rostron, the gallant commander of the Carpathia tm the left-
hand corner), who has been honored by the United State* Congrats tor rescuing 703 Titanic survivors by giving  him a $1000 medal.   The view shows
messages    from
mentioned that there Is a b.'g wad of     the Carpathla's crew listening to complimentary  wlreles
Delta money going on his chances.       '>   Washington received aboard May 28.
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ri 2
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, i-*-2
_A Practical Circular on the Commer
cial Growing of Potatoes, Issued
By Dcpartnient.
(From the British Columbian.)
The Horticultural Branch of the
Provincial Department of Agriculture, has Issued two circulars, in
connection with tne short courses
recently concluded.
No. 2 deals wjth the very profitable industry of onion growing. Mr,
French, the author, is one of the
assistant horticulturists, and has had
the advantage of a number of years'
practical and very profitable experience in the production of onions.
Hia lecture on onion culture as delivered ai the short courses was
usually listened to'With deep interest
and has brought many commendations to the department,
Circular No. 10 on potato culture is
also written by Mr. French, wno la
qualified to handle this subject as
that   of  onion  growing.
Tho fact that potatoes have been a
very paying crop in British Columbia
for a series of years has created a
continually growing interest in the
matter. The winning of the Stlllwell
trophy by British Columbia potatoes
at the National Land and Irrigation
Exposition in New York in November
last has naturally given li. C. production Of potatoes some publicity. On
ills account it ls likely that this cir-
_tilar on potato culture will meet
sflth the approval of a number of
The potato crop as a commercial
asset is steadily increasing in value
ln British Columbia. Up to a few
years ago, the production did not
equal the home demand, imports
coming from Ontario and the United
States. The general quality and
character of our product have long
been it-cognized, and tne recent "victory which the British Columbia carload attained in the' New York National Irrigation Exposition over 66
other competitors from all parts of
the United States and Canada has
furnished striking confirmation of
its  superiority.
The Delta and bottom lands of the
Lower Mainland produce very large
yields, of main crop potatoes,*which
are consumed principally in the local
coast markets. The Ashcroft potato ;
has long beep justly lamed for its
peculiarly nigh quality, and_ other,
Thompson   river   valley   points,   with '
- lllllll ll.T 'll       a.,-. ._..--_        _	
Ashcroft, are steadily Increasing their
output. Around Armstrong the production of early potatoes on the uplands has been made an especial" study
���while the river lands produce very
large late crops. The early varieties
produce two to foui" tons per acre,
marketed at from $28 to $40 per ton;
late ones running eight to eleven
tons per acre, at $15 to $22 per
ton. Around Vernon, and,especially
in the Coldstream valley, the potato
crop will average about eight tons
under irrigation, of high quality. In
the Kelowna district obth early and
late potatoes are grown, the latter
producing about eight tons, at selling
prices quoted above. In the Grand
Forks district, a large carload business ls also developing, potatoes yielding seven to nine tons under irrigation, and four to five under dry-
farming methods.
The potato market is one subject to
peculiar and unforeseen fluctuations.
Predictions as to crops and prices are
more difficult to make in potatoes
than with any other of the main or
staple food crops. Generally speaking, the price received pur acre leaves
a good margin over the cost of production, but this is true more as an
average of years than as a certainty
every year.
Certain factors are peculiarly essential to success wilh potatoes as "a main
crop. Tbe grower must stay with the
game, year in and year out, so as to
make good on the average. It w
essential to secure varieties suitiiljle
,to the district, and to the market, and
to have a good strain of seed of that
variety. The grower must keep down
the cost of production by the use of
machinery, and by Intelligent management. The district must get Into
thc curlond shipping class, and be a
factor in the market every year.
I As  a  side   issue,   the   potato   Is   one*
of the most profitable Inter.wops In
the   orchard,   and   for   production   In
small  areas by men  engaged  in  fruit
growing,  poultry raising, and In general farming. Under these conditions,
financial success is dependent on well
selected   seed   of   the   most   desirable
variety,   combined   with     careful  and
thorough preparation of the soil.
Potatoes  can  be grown   In  a  great
variety of soils If given  proper treatment,   but   good  drainage   is  essenllal
te a good  crop.      The  ideal  soil  for
potatoes  appears  to   be  a  rich,   deep,
friable,   warm  sandy  loam,  well  sup-
nlled  vvitli  decayed or decaying vege-
��bie   matter.     The   kind   of   soil   to
,1>nie    extent    affects   the    uqallty   of
_le   tubers.     Those   grown   on   sandy
;-pll an-  generally    of    better    table
"Uallty   than   those     grown     on   clay
Oils,     New soil Is most desirable, and
..1 il thc tubers are generally  ncalthy.
1 Potatoes   require   a   large   amount   of
moisture,   thus a  soil  which   has  the
power  of  holding a  large  amount  of
moisture   will   give   the   best   results.
Such   n   soil   usually   contains   plenty
of hu in mm.     For early potatoes a light,
rich,   sandy   loam   with   a   south   or
southeast   slope   will   give   the   best
results.    A warm soil  ls essential for
early production.
For the production of early potatoes, lt is a common practice to plant
tubers of early varieties which have
been grown for several seasons farther north. This northern grown seed
potatoes from plants witli good tubers
and a large uqantity of them. Me-
Hum sized whole potatoes often give
est results for early production.   For !
.eneral    planting,    the     most    eco-
lOmical sets are those cut from me-
lum-sized  potatoes,    and    each  set
hould have a large amount of flesh i
jnd  two  or  three    eyes.      The  sets I
Jhould  not be cut long before  plant- I
ing,  and it is generally advisable to j
have a change of seed eyery three or ;
four  years.    To  obtain  the  best returns,  it is very important to select
good seed and to know    where    that
seed has been raised.     \
For extra early production, sprouting potatoes is sometimes practised,
For this purpose medium-sized potatoes are taken, greened, and platted
in flats In a cellar with temperature
of 40 tft 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Tubers not quite matured are beat. In
the spring set the potatoes, eye end
up, in flats. Place them in a light,
warm place, and allow only one
sprout to form on each tuber. This
can be allowed to grow as long as
two inches. Cut off the lower end of
the potato when planting, and be
careful not to break the sprout.
Preparation of thc Soil.
Fall plowing is advisable for early
potatoes because you can get on the
ground  earlier In  the spring. For
main   crop   potatoes,   spring  plowing
ls probably Just as good as fall plowing  except  ln   case  of     heavy     soils.
Potato   ground   should   be   well     prepared   before   pluming.    The  plowing
under of  barnyard  manure or clover
will   loosen   the   soil,     furnish     plant
fool, and  Increase the  water  holding
capacity of the soil.    If manure is put
on   in   the  spring,   it  should   be   well
rotted and thoroughly mixed with the ���
soil.     Manure   should   not   be   put  in !
the drills with the sets, because manure  in  contact with    the    tubers  Induces scab.    The soil should be plowed deep and thoroughly harrowed until well pulverized and loosened.    Unlike   some   crops  which  succeed   best
when   the   soil   is   moderately     firm
when   ready   for  seeding,   the   potato
succeeds best in soil which is loose.
The  time  of    planting,     of course,
varies   with   different   districts.     For
very   early   production   the   potatoes
should   be   planted     as    soon   as   the
ground can be thoroughly worked  in
the   spring,    "-f   there   is   danger   of
frost when the sprouts are just abovo
the ground they can be protected by
plowing  a   little     earth     on     top   of
Main  crop    potatoes    are    usually
planted during the month of May.
In  ordinary  practice,  it is customary  to  plant potatoes so as to admit
of   cultivation   in   one   direction   only,
the rows being spaced from  30 to  36 '
inches.    The sets are dropped about
12   Inches  apart   In   the  rows.     Ordinarily, potatoes are planted practically
on   the  level,  without t throwing    up
ridges.     For   early   production,     the
sets should be planted about 2 Inches
deep, and for the main crop about 3
or  4   inches  deep.    If  early  potatoes
are planted deep, many of'them will
not  srpout,   because    the    ground  is
cold.    Planting potatoes by hand on
the   large  scale   ls  rather  expensive,
grower to buy a potato planter.
Barnyard   manure   and   clover  are
the  cheapest  fertilizers  for potatoes.
It  is not advisable to manure heavily the year the potatoes are grown,
but rather to put a heavy dressing on
1 the year before.    Potatoes take from
the soil  about twice as much  potash
us  wheat,   but    a    light    dressing of
manure will supply this.    The cheapest way to supply-the nitrogen is to
grovvc lover and plow It under.        If
��� barnyard   manure   is  not     available,
I commercial fertilizers are often used.
' if   potash   ls   required,   it   should   be
l put  on   in  the  form  of   the  sulphate
I of   potash.     The   muriate   of   potash
tends to form a waxy potato.
j     If nitrate of soda Is used, it should
be put on In small dressings through-
[ out the growing season.    Commercial
, fertilizers,   if  applied,  should   be   dis-
I trlbuted   along  the   row    and   mixed
with the soil.    It should not be plae-
i ed In contact with the tubers.
1 Variety to Girow.
I     The  market    requires    a    smooth,
shallow-eyed potato of fair size.     For
the main crop, a white potato usually
sells better than a red.    Before ohooa-
I ing a variety to grow, go around inul
I visit   your   neighbors,     and   find   out
j which   variety   is  doing     the   best   ln
your  particular   locality.       Very   few
I growers   In    Krltlsh   Columbia   have
' gon,e   in   for   etxrti   early   production,
and In the Interior of the provinca no
good   tisfl  has  been  made  with  early
or  late  varieties  to  determine  which
nr..   doing   the   best.     Thus   it   is   impossible  for  us  to  recommend  varieties for different districts.
Some of the principal varieties
grown at present are:
In the Interior���Vick's Extra
Early, Early Fortune, Early Rose,
Early Ohio, Gold Coin,  Money .Maker,
Mortgage Lifter, Million Dollar, Bur-
bank, Umpire gtate, Carmen No 1.
While  Wonder.
i >n the Coast���Sutton's Reliance,
Empire State, American Wonder,
Rural New Yorker. lor main crop.
EDXtra Early Moonlight, Early Purlin ii,   Early  King,  for early.
On Vancouver Island, Raleigh is
I principally grown.
Home Course In Road Making
I.���The Office of Public Roads.
Director Office of Public RoacU,
Umted States Department
of Agriculture
Copyright by American Press Association, J9-2.
The Royai Banff of Canada
Incorporate** 18����.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED.     $10,000,000
CAPITAL PAID-CP     $ o.SSloso
M-SEKVE FUND   .,     * .,056,188
Total Assets Over One Hundred and Ten ���**"!|-me.
JHeeounts ot Oul-of-tJotmn Customers Simon tipeeiat Jfttontion
Acc-vnis may be opened wllh d���oatt* of ONE DOLLAR   and   Cpwiru.
Interest paid, or credited, txuf-y eui-ly on June   SOU. and    Dec��mb��i
81st, eucli year.
II. F. BISHOP, .MaXag.-R --A1.NI.-r, i, -
IN March. 1893. a petition was presented to congress asking tbnt a
road department similar to tbe
agricultural department be founded at Washington for tbe purpose of
promoting construction and maintenance of roads and for teaching stu
dents so that tbey might become skilled
road engineer!* and to establish a permanent exhibit of sections of rond illustrating various methods of ronstrue-
lion and tbe best road materials and
machinery. This petition was signed
by the governors of many of the states.
Including Governor McKlnley of Ohio,
by chambers of commerce and universities and was indorsed by resolutions
of legislatures.
The office of road Inquiry was established  under authority of' an act ot
Vai*Joiis Matters Discussed by the Citizen* ���f tlic Big llctl Strawberry
i District.
mission". .Jon*.- 12.���Mission Dls-
trlc Hoard of Trade held a general
! meeting on Monday, when there 'vsr
ja full attendance and mattera of importance were discussed. A letter waa
read from Hon. \V. J. Hovvser, attorney-general, regarding the Pound
Act. ond the secretary was Instructed
to take the necessary steps towards
having this put into effect.
A   request   wan   forwarded   to   the
provincial  government  that steps    be
I taken, in conjunction  with  the muni-
������i;>:il  authorities,   to exterminate    the
mo_(|iiito  pest.
The C. P. R. was asked to have
the Kamloops local stop at Hatzie.
both east and west bound, and the
Dominion Express Company was asked to put a ventilated car on thifl|
congress approved March 3, 1803, making appropriation of $10,000 for the department of agriculture. The clause
relating to this work provided tbat tbe
secretary of agriculture should make
inquiries ln regard to systems of road
management throughout the United
States, make Investigations in regard
to tbe best methods of road making,
prepare publications on this subject
and assist agricultural colleges and experiment stations in disseminating information.
Since 1893 the total amount appropriated for the office of public roads ls
$804,860, nnd since its establishment
the office has issued 40 bulletins, 05
circulars, 0 farmers' bulletins. 21 year
book reprints and 18 annual reports, a
total of 183 publications.
Tbe office ius directed the construction of about 340 object lessons and
experimenta roads, illustrating macadam, bitumluous macadam, brick, gravel, sand-clay, shell and earth construction. The approximate expenditure on
these object lessons and experimental
rouds by local authorities has beeu
$000,702. and tbe subsequent road work
due directly to the object lesson roads
represents expenditures running well
up Into millions. Lectures and person
al advice by engineers und experts huve
constituted u prominent feature of the
work of the office since its establishment. Tbe road material laboratory
wns installed In December, 1900, and
from that time to July 1. 1911, about
5,-90 samples of road material have
beeu received from practically every
state in tbe Union and tested to determine their character and value for rood
A photographic laboratory was inst;, Hod ln Jant-.nry, lCK'O, .ind has now
a complete out lit. This was the direct
result of n great need for Illustrated
lectures The ollice hns now a collection of about (1.000 negatives and ubout
ri.000 slides, tunny of which have been
colored. These illustrate nil phases of
road work.
Experiments have been conducted
with oils. tars, rock asphalt and various preparations for the purpose of
preventing dust nnd preserving mnc-
iidnni roads from destruction under
modern traffic conditions. The office
has conducted Investigations to determine the feasibility of tbe sand-clay
method Of road building iu tbe southern states as well as in the prairie
states, and this method of cons'rue; iou
bus been found to be quite practicable,
especially In Hie south.
A study of tlic construction of roads,
of natural soils by treatment witb as-
lihnltic oils, bus been made and was
published ln circular No. 90. The office
) conducting Investigations on tbe use
of slag as a road material and the
improvement of sand roads In parts of
tbe country where cloy Is not accessible. Practical efTorts hnve been made
toward bringing about tbe more general use of tbe split log drag In the maintenance of earth roads.
One   of   tbe   unique   nnd   striking
exhibits   at   tbe   Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
'- position consisted of a series of min
Inline models illustrating every known
type of improved road and the various
rond building devices, such as rollers
and crushers. In actual operation.
This exhibit was designed and prepnr
ed by the office, and since tbe exposl
tion closed similar exhibits hare been
shown In inony parts of the United
States, partly through the medium ot
expositions und partly by means of ex
hibit trains operated by several railroads. Lecturers and demonstrators
accompany these exhibits, making them
ln reality schools of instruction in road
Graduates in engineering are appointed from colleges each year after
a competitive examination, nnd nre
given thorough training while render
ing practical services to tbe govern
ment In this way an efficient corps of
engineers is being built up, which will
aid the development of road building
along proper lines, both during and
after their connection with the government This work was begun ln thr
fiscal year 1005.
Investigations Into the decomposltloi
of rock powders under the nction o!
water have led to important discover
les witb reference to increasing the co
mentlng value of road materials. Tbe
Investigation Into the corrosion of iron
and steel cu'verts has brought out im
portnnt results. The generally accepted theories regarding tbe rusting of
iron have been demonstrated to be in- i
correct, nnd lt has been shown tbat i
by treating the surface of the Iron
with a strong oxidizing agent the rusting can be Inhibited.
In May. 1007. the office inaugurated
a project designed to Introduce the
best possible systems of construction.
maintenance and administration of
roads in the various counties. Under
this plan engineers are assigned to
make thorough investigation on all
phases of the road work of tbe county
to which they are assigned, and prepare exhaustive reports giving plans,
estimates and recommendations.
Tbe number of the employees of tbe
office has increased from one on Jnly
1. 1803. to 157 on July 1, 1011. The
present app-opriotlon of tbe office is
$100,720, ont of which $3,600 ll paid
for rent leaving $157,220 to pay the
salaries of these 157 employees, as well
as traveling expenses, the purchase of
equipment and supplies, and the nsual
running expenses.
The most thorough and systematic
methods of organization have been In
troducod into tbe administration of the
office, and tbe great library on all
phases of road work ls the best in the
western hemisphere, and the library Is
being added to constantly.
The poll- y  of the office in  recent
years has been to co-operate with the ���
officials in charge of road work in the !
vurious states as closely as possible,
and the endeavor is being made so to
correlote road work in each state by
voluntary co-operation ns to constitute
one   great   movement  along   uniform
lines and make tbe progress and meth
ods of each state known to every other
state through the medium of the office
In furtherance of this objpet a comprehensive   investigation   wus   begun   lu
To the local Investor
Ii is not necessary to go outside
of Ladner to look for investments. We have at the pres
ent time propositions which are
sound and safe in every respect
and which will bear the closest
What We Have hm for Others We Can Do for You
Call at Our Off ice and Let Us Talk it Over
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Ladner, B. C.
Acquire the Habit
Of Saving
We pay interest at the  rate of four per cent,  per  annum,
credited quarterly on all deposits of a dollar and upwards.   You   ��
can operate on all accounts by cheque in the usual manner. X
Our clients have the advantage   of   all   the   usual   banking  %
I The People's Trust Co., Ltd.
W. H. HAIRE, Local Manager
People's Trust Building Ladner, B. C. |
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Carriages,   Wagons and'  Farm   Implements of all
classes and descriptions. "���
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Work.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
and General Machinery.
OFFICE OF 1*0.11,1. BOADS.
11)04 to ascertain  the mileage of Improved aud unimproved roads, the character of Improvement, the amounts ex
{tended, rates of levy and sources of
revenue ln every county In the United
States.     This   work   was   finished   In
June, 1907. and the results were pul>
linhed lu the form of a bulletin, which
shows  that  there  are  over 2.150,000
miles of road In the United States, <
which only 7.14 per cent were Improved in 1904. and that tbe expenditure In
money and  tabor for that year wan
nearly S80.000.000.   This bulletin com
prises tbe first complete data ever as
���ambled on this .object
Ladner Carriage and Automobile Works
G. T. BAKER, Proprietor
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shlnglaa, Lath, Saah, Doora Turclngs and Houm Flnlshlnga
Phone R 14 Bburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912.
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Miss  Shearing   ls   visiting   in   ***Iew
B. H. Weare spent Sunday in New
W.   GWffen   visited   his   parents   tn
Vancouver on Sunday.
Messrs. C.  O. Lambert and B.  H.
Weare are fixing camps at the beach.
'"Bunny" Howard thinks of putting
up a peanut stand. Listen for the
Mr. A. T. Fawcett, of Messrs.
Lanning, Fawcett and Wilson, is on
vacation at present.
Mr. Ted Tancock and Mr. Fred
Francis left last Saturday for Fort
Mr. "Bunny" Howard hns resigned
his position as bartender at the Delta
Hotel and has been succeeded by Mr.
T.   Metcalf.
Mr. Savage has harvested a bit*;
crop of hay'from the 13 acres which
he cut last week on Westham Island.
The outcome of his potato planting
Is awaited  with  interest.
Fishing has been ��ery indifferent
during the past fortnight and few
boats havp been out. In the course
of the next fortnight the sockeye run
should commence.
Mr. Asahel Smith has disposed of
the remainder of his potato stock.
Prices have been lower lately, old
potatoes being rather a glut on the
market in vle-v of the influx of new
potatoes,  which is commencing.
Mr. I. Whit worth's new boat Is
still on the slips, but may be launched
now any day. There are few vessels
of its size built nowadays on which
the same painstaking attention to detail can be  observed.
Mr. John Guichon and Miss Watson
were married on Wednesday. Their
many friends wish them long life and
happiness. Mrs. John Gulchon's
father ls an engineer on the Great
Northern Railway, and she Is very
popular in the district.
Mr. Frank Millejour, formerly of
Mud Bay district, his nurchased the
lot next to Mr. Arthur Fawcett's residence. Mr. Millejuur will erect a
dwelling. The Ladner Investment &
Trust Cohporatlon, Limited, consummated the deal.
Mr. O. Murphy, of the McLellan
Lumber Company, has just purchased
a small ranch in the Delta district.
Mr. Murphy has been here for several months and believes he can find
no better investment than Delta land.
The deal was carried through by the
Ladner Investment & Trust Corporation,  Limited.
The Delta Telephone Company have
Installed an electric ringer. This will
be a great convenience In their long
distance serv.ee nnd lessen the labors
nf the ooerator. *tTp to the present
the receiving of long distance calls
has necessitated a great deal of unnecessary labor on the operator, but
with the new ringer this will be obviated.
Mr. H. N. Rich has returned from
a visit to the Okanagan. He reports
a general condition of optimism and
prosperity. Everybody seems to be
thriving and contented. There has
been a marked Increase in ponn'ation
during the past two years and the
Okanagan is sharing with the rest of
British Columbia In the abundant
wave of  prosperity.
Ladner felt the. effectf of the Kn-
dlak Island eruption along with the
rest of the Pacific coast, A thick
powdering of dust fell over the town
and clothes'that were drying on the
line, were in many cases reduced
practically to ashes. One of the most
extraordinary results was seen In the
bright steel work of the "New Delta's"
engines. The sulphuric* acid In the
air turned the steel work preen. And
th,s at a distance of 1800 miles.
BIG STOHLC���Boys' Blouses and Wash
Suits, regular $1 .i2<5 and -U.50, for
760. odd lines of Corsets, worth from
11.50 to $2.f>0. Sale price 75o.
Ladles' and Children's Canvas Shoes
at bargain prices. Ladles' Navy nnd
Black Cloth Skirts; trimmed silk
braids, all sizes; Special $3.35. Bargain sin Ladles' Blouses. Colored Print
Blouses; regular $1.25 for .Vic. White
Muslin Blouses; embn.ldcrv and lace
trimmed, also plain tailored; regular
$1,215 to $2.50; from ��."><��� to 11.86.
Banning,  Fawcett & Wilson, Limited.
Mr.   E.   J.   Curtis   was  in   Ladner
on Saturday last.
Rev.   C.   C.   Hoyle ,*>jis   a   vis.tor
to   Westminster   this   w*ek.
M.   Martlnollch's new boat has left
the  channel.
Mr.   John   McKee,  J.P., has  been
appointed  local  magistrate.
The High School entrance examinations commence on Monday. Jurfe  17.
Mr. S. Walter was a visitor to Vancouver  on Wednesday  and Thursday.
Mr. H. A. Macdonald was a visitor to the Terminal City on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson, of the
Delta Hotel, are spending a few days
holiday  at Victoria.
Mr. John Savage left a week ago
for the Prince George district, as also
did   Mr.  Charlie  Kettle.
Mr. George Grauer received sixteen
carloads of sheep the other day.
Mutton should not be scarce in the
Delta. ���*
Miss McNeill has resigned her po-
PltVon as teacher nn the grounds of
111 health. The bojard are endeavoring to secure a male successor.
Work on the MoLellan lumber mill
Ib progressing rapidly. When completed this will be a great improvement to the waterfront between Ladner and Port Guichon.
On Saturday last. Mr. Wm . Wright
and Miss Daisy Ellen Lobb were married at All Saint's church by the Rev.
C. C. Hoyle. Mr. and Mrs. Wright
nre spending their honeymoon on the
Sound   cities.
Mr. Tom Tennant, the genial manager of the Delta Mercantile Company, has been far from well for
the past week. Mr. Tennant insists
on keeping on deck, although it Is
evident that he should be in bed.
His many friends wish him a speedy
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Douglas were
passenger? on the "New Delta" on
Thursday. After visiting Vancouver
and New Westminster on business
connected with Mr. Douglas's firm,
the Ladner Trust and Investment Corporation, Limited, they returned to
Ladner  on  Friday.
The fourth of the Minto cup series
of ga-mes takes place at Recreation
Park, Vancouver. INew Westminster
won the last game by 7goals to 2,
and mean to put themselves further
ahead. Mr. Con Jones' all stars are
taking no chances and are determined
to pull up so that a great game may
be looked for.
The sympathies an* activities of
the Delta visitors to the Anglican
Synod are understood to have been
entirely in favor of New Westminster,
and it was mainly owing to the loyalty
of the Fraser River people that the
Royal Cfty was not shorn .of Us ecclesiastical prominence at the bid
ding of its big brother, the Terminal
The rose? in Mr. W. J. Lannlng's
garden at present are a wonderful
display. The riot of color on every
rose bush is exquisite. Mr. Lannlng's roses are worth making the
journey to Ladner to admire, and
when the visitor has satisfied himself
���with their beauty, there are lots of
other beautiful gardens to admire.
Who  called   Portland   the  Rose  City?
On Thursday next, June 20th, the
Methodist church strawberry social
will be held in the Odd Fellows' Hall.
A most attractive musical programme
is being arranged 'and everyone ls
looking forward to a real good time.
It Is hoped and expected that there
will be a large attendance. The admission has been fixed at 2i5 cents.
There should be plenty of two bits
Men's Summer Underwear; fine Bal-
brlggan at SO**. Merino at 7.V. Ath-
letio ITnilerwear Sleevelesj. and Knee
Drawers, .special at <l,*x'. Boys' Porous Knit Underwear; shod sleeves,
knee drawers; special 8-0, Headquarters fur Bathing Suits, full stock of
Misses' and Ladles' Suits. Men's and
Boys' one and two-piece Suits, Bathing Shoes���Children., B5o) ladles'
���IOe: Men's, 10c. Lanning, Fawcett &
Wilson,  Limited. ������
Wc Want Your Trade
If good, reliable shoes, lowest possible
prices, fair and square dealing, careful attention and a sincere desire to please you,
are things you like, we can count on you
for a customer
A good way to put us to the test is right
now.   COME.
P. 0. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON, Prop.	
LADNER,  ���   ���   B.C.
All Modem Conveniencies, Newly Furnished.   Well Heated,   Sample Room
Incorporated 1*10.
We ure prepared to install single
line or party Una phonaa at short no-
���iee. Long distance ln connection with
our service.   Apply to
A   DeR.  TAYLOR.  See.
American and  European Plan
First Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors -ft Cigars
Rates Reasonable
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Nut   and   Lump  Coal  for  Sale
Via Steveston and
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leave Ladner���8:30 a.m.,  12:30 p.m.
and 6'3o p.m.
Leave Steveaton���9:34 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,
and 7:30 p.m.
Leave Ladner���8:3-0 a.*m.,    6:30 p.m.
Leave Steveaton���9:80 a.m.. 7:30 p.m.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Waetminater, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALB aad all kind* ot
Your Patronage Solicited
On July. 1st the loonl branch o."
the People's Trust Company will he
closed. The oompanj- which hns
been established in this town for
some time, hnve decided thnt they
will concentrate their nttentlon on
their various other branches throtigh-
out the province. It is understood
that the Ladner Trust and Investment
Company, Limited nre taking over the
premises as tenants. This corporation is doing an extensive business
In Lidner nnd district, and It Is
rather a coincidence that both Mr.
II. A. Macdonald and Mr. E. T.
Douglas, the movng spirits in the
conc< rn, have been connected at different times with the People's Tr.ust
Company. It ia a matter of regret
that a corporation of thc manillng
of the People's Trust should withdraw
from the town, hut change-* of this
description are of course inevitable
at times.
On Thursday mornlnK, in the police
court, before Magistrate McKee, Mr.
Alvo von Alvensieiben. nf Vancouver,
was fined $15 and costs, amounting
to $4.2,r>. making In all a sum of
$19.i2'F>, for automobile speeding In
the municipality. Mr. E. T. Calvert
appeared on Mr. Ahcnslelhen's be-
hnlf, nnd tendered n plea of guilty.
The most amusing part of the whole
case Is salil t" lie that Mr. Alvensieiben
In an outburst of enthusiasm over
the fine piece of road, is stated to
have COnflded to the constable that
he must have been travelling BO miles
an hour. The moral Is that it is
never prudent to make a confidant
of a guardian of the law If ynu are
stretching It.
will be in Ladner every Friday
from 10:30 a.m.  to 6:30 p.m.
Office   over   Delta    Mercantile
Vancouver oftlce:   641  Granville
Licentiate of the Royal Academy of
Music, London, England. Teacher of
Pianoforte, Singing, Theory and Harmony, visits Ladner eavery Saturday.
Address: 1909 Beach Ave., Vancouver.
Phone Sey. 370111.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and ln a *K>rtlon of
the Province of British Colu.nbla, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than t,��60 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must he
made by the applicant ln parson to
ths Agent or Sub-Agent of ths district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory ths laad must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and ln unaur-
veyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by ths apptloant
Each application must be aeoom-
panied by a fee of f5 whieh will be
refunded if ths rights Wpplled for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of ths mtns at ths rate
of five cents per 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 being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will incli.de the coal mining rights only, but the lasses may
be permitted to purchase whatever
available surface rights may be considered necessary for ths working of
tha mine at the rate of (10.00 an
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.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Bargain Store
Successor to H. J. Hutcherson
Phone 39 Ladner, B. C.
Goods Delivered to all parts of the town.
Corner Westham and Delta
Favorite Resort for Automobile Parties
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
The Best Yet
If ytou have a good dog or a poor one they all get hungry, and can
always give you to understand thty are. If your dog could speak, he
would -*ay:
National Dog Itlwiilts, Ph-aM*."
Sold  in   bulk,  cotton sacks, and In 2-r cartons by dealers.
Try Them, They  Are Good.
National Biscuit & Confection Co., Ltd.
Vancouver, _3jC.
Makers of the Famous Halda Chocolatea and National BLsoalt-fl.
' ���t.--ft-fcf_.-i-,iAAAt-H-i----i
D. At. CO.
Now Is the
Ice Cream
The government has approved of
the plans of the new High School and
tenders will be immediately rallied
for. In the event of tho school buildings* not being completed In time, a
Very likely contingency, the school
board are determined that no delay
In commencing the high school curriculum shall occur and are arranging
that the classes should commence i*n
the old Municipal Hall.
Vancouver City Market -
The Market Is operated by thc City as a  moans of bringing the
Producer ana 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 beat prices, sharp returns and prompt settlement*.
JOHN McMILLAN,   Manager
Our parlors are the resort of all
those who desire the very best Ice
Cream, Ice Cream Sodas, Sundaes
and Soda Waters.
Bakery Department
We bake every day and can give you a nice, fresh
loaf well made at any time. Any special orders for
Pastry will receive our prompt and careful attention.
Delta Mercantile Co.
��� '
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1912.
Murdered iu His lied.
SEATTLE, June 13.���Bound fast to
the bed with ropes, with two pair of
SPHlka rammed down bis throat, Phe.
Jilfclece body ot JJenjamin rC. Ainsworth, 10, was found last night in Ihis
room M the Alps Hotel. The appearance of tiie room attd 'bed sholwed
tlv.u no struggle took place and It is
the opinion of the police that he waa
strangled While sleeping. The only
escrt-table motive is robbery. Xo
tr.iee of the murderer has beet) yet
Over-Turned a Lamp.
TACOMA, June 13.-���_lhe acci_icr.it.-l
over-turning of a lamp by Mrs. J. D.
Perry last night about 10 o'clock
caused her death 'by suffocation and
burning. Neighbors noticed heavy
smolte pouring from ���the windows and
.r.otilied   the   lire   'department. No
one entered 'before the llremen and
tlhcy found Mrs. Perry lying on the
bed, her clothing iburned off and' Che
flesh ibeginnir.'.-T to sconeh. Perry was
at wonk as watchman for t'he Blue
Funnel   line of  steamers.
To Boost the Roller.
SEATTLE, June 13.���The Taft contesting delegation from Washington
Icift for Chicago this morning. Both
Seattle members. Howard Ovsgrove,
chairman of the 'delegation, and W. T.
Dovell, who Is to present the Tart
argument before Chie national committee, lei't two days ago, Ooarrove'e
('c ;iri'"*( "-���.-: hnstcnr'ci ' y ***. ��� rom
dispatches which 'mv (continually
intimated that the Taflt steam roller
mi :ht falter before the Washington
Disastrous Fire.
SPOKANE, June 13.���Ejre of unknown origin eStrly yesterday de-
stiroij-e'd the plant ot the Spokane
Paint and Oil Company here causirog
a loas estimated at $100,000. Only
qufok aotior of the (Ire department
prevented t'he spreadlrtg of the tire
to adjoining property.
Many Rave Gone.
SEATTLE, June 13.���Wlhen Frank
H. Winslow, retiring president of the
Washington Pioneers' Association.
called the roll at flhe annual meeting
of the association ait their new quarr-
tera At Madteon pairk cm Tuesday,
there were thirty-four who ���did not
answer. The year Just eomploted
shows the largest Heath roll of members elnoe the organization otf Uh_
ptoneers in 18? 3.
The Fishing Fleet.
PORT TOWNSEND, June 13.���P-T*.
sons arriving from Neah Bay rapo-rt
that during the coming season tlhat
section will he the acerfe of the moat
extensive 'flushing operations in the history of the Industry on Puget Sound.
A fleet of 198 gasoline power serin*
boats has already assembled and more
are expected by the (Jme the aatnuon
run commences. Ir.' addition to *U��e
power seine boats, between 1200 and
1500 fishermen will conduct hank-line
fishing in the vicinity ot Cape Flat-
Sweeping Reform.
BBLLINGHAIM, June 13.���IFav-r-
Iwg Uhe. abolishment of the iboaird of
-county commissioners, a change ln
the methotl Of selecting the county
board of equaliastlion. a new method
of Issuing and paying warrants, the
placing of the township supervisors
undier a bond, a new method o*f es-
taihlWhing-roads and taking a general
kick at the county asstsstor, the meeting of the towr.'shlp supervisors have
gone on record as advocating some of
the most diramatle changes In the
management of county and townships
affairs that have yet been advo-oat***l.
Drowned In T.nke.
SEATTLE, June 13.,���Another tra-
geAy nt the lake occurred on Tuesday when Jnrnes Storey, 6 years old,
aon of .Mr, and Mrs (!. C. St(��rey, 100��
Seventh avenue north, fell frorrn a
raft at the foot of Ward street and
wiw drowned In Lake Union. Two
companions of about the 'boy's olwn
aire ran screaming from- the rarft, attracting ,T. ,T. Kelly, 1014 Ward street,
w ho rushed to voting Storey's rescue,
bul too late to nave the boy's life. R.
II. Miller lalbore'rt with Kelly to resuscitate   the   lad,   but  Wlt'hiont SUCCBM,
Echoes of tiie Past.
BELLI NCI IAM. June 13���"Blank***
Bill" Jairman, 92 years olid one of thi'
earliest pioneers of the 'Northwest,
rlie-d at the Home of his niece, Mrs.
'William Minn ling, lat Forndalo, on
Ti i-sdiy mornin.-;. "Blanket Bill"
came to Pneot Sound Ir, IMfl on a
liiidi-on Itoy trading boat. He w,is a
eaatBiWay on thi west coast of Vancouver Island an "rtcaptured by the
Indian** Who lielirt him in slavery
until he wns vinsoroed hy Sir Jtymes
Douglas, first governor of British Columbia. Payment wa�� made to the
riatlv-s ln blanket*. It was from this
Incident that be wns always known
thereafter as "Ulankot Bill" Jarnian,
Stmt tie  Market.
SEATTLE, June 12���Butter: Washington creamery firsts 2'ie to 3��o,
California 38o to 29c; Eastern t%a
to 28c.
Eggs:   Local   ranch   20c   to   23c.
Cheeae; Tillamook 17<* to I Bo;
cream 18c to 20c; Coos Bay i?c to
18c; Llmhurger 2Uc; Wisconsin 18o to
19o; California 17c to 18c.
Potatoes $18 to $2' per ton; California   3c  to  ;)  1-2'* per Ib.
Hay: Eastern Washington
$21 per ton; Puget Sound $16
alfalfa $11 to $ir,.
Peaceful  Invasion,
OLT'MPIA, June 12.��� Permilssion
was granted by Gov, liny on Monday
I'M* Ltw entrance, uAdar arms, of bhe
T.'Md  Seaforth    Hlglhland    Regiment
from  Canada   to     partl'd-iatc     la   the
Montamaxa  festo at Tacoma,
Teaiiiers to Learn,
PITYALLfP, June 13,���With sevon-
ty-ilve teachers enrolled, the .summer
agricultural s-ohool, e-stalbli.sbed this
year by the Sta'le of Washington, hield
its llrst session here on Monday, The
course of study covers six weeks, and
it l�� believed fully two hundred tesioh-
ers from all' iiarts of the state will at-
**0   to
10  i'1'i;
ST. TH'**M4V��. Ont.. June 12.���The
churoh ur.ion vote in the London Methodist Conference showed an enormous majority for union, the proportion being 8 to 1.
"You think you would make a good
burglar, do you���never get caught and
all thut? I'd like to see you try it- A
silk stocking like you would soou be
taken. You wouldn't bave tbe coolness
to save yourself."
"1 wouldn't mind trying It Just once."
"I'll give you an Inducement I'll bet
you a hundred you won't go into tbe
bouse of some eminently respectable
family���whom you don't know, mind
you���and rob them of some article."
"That's just tbe kind of a Job I'd like
to try. Tbe danger in It would make lt
fearfully interesting."
"And If you got caught lt would give
you an excellent opportunity to show
your presence of mind."
"So lt would. I think CU go you."
"Here's my check. We'll put the
stakes ln Hawkins' bands,"
This dialogue occurred between Dick
Thurston and Ned Cbamberlln at a
luh. and the next nlgbt Chnmberllnln
���'������iiif-*K dress sallied forth to burglarize 11 gentieuuiu'sdweiliug. He walked
siuwiy up uu aristocratic avenue, aud
seieitlug a bouse midway between two
street lumps und standing well- back In
shadow, be entered the yard und. tnk
log tbe parts of a burglar's jimmy from
nis aide pocket, began to screw them
together iu order to secure tbe length
of handle required for leverage. Then,
mounting a side porch, be pried up a
window and entered a room.
Be stood listening for awbile. bdt.
bearing 00 sound, began to explore. A
faint light from without barely en
abled bim to move wltbout stumbling
against anything, and be got bis baud
on a large uncovered table. Suspect
ing be was ln a drawing room, be was
hunting for tbe sideboard, wben there
whs a sudden burst of light. A young
lady stood at tbe door of tbe room,
with ber linger on un electric button
Sbe appeared astonished, not 'at And
ing some one in tbe room, but some
one ln evening costume
Cbamberlln braced himself for tbe
encounter, lt was bis right, under tbe
provisions of the bet, to tell any story
be pleased, and be decided to tell tbe
true one.
"I beg pardon for the trespass." be
���aid, "but I am sure���that la. if you are
a woman of the world���1 shall have
your sympathy after you bave beard
tbe reason for my being here Last
night at the ��� club I bet a friend
a hundred dollars tbat 1 would burglarize a dwelling, bringing bim some
stolen article to prove tbe robbery
if you will permit me to take away a
spoon 1 will be bappy to donate my
winnings to any charity yon may
The girl by this time bad regained
ber composure, for Cbamberlln spoke
softly and did not seem one to be
afraid of. Nevertheless she consider
ed him to be ooe of those villains wbo
dress themselves like gentlemen for
the purpose of aiding them to hood
wink whoever they may meet. Sbe
pretended 10 believe bis story nnd. go
Ing to a sideboard. o|iened a drawer and
rook out a sliver spoon w.tb tbe family
Initial letter uu It. '1'bis sbe tossed
ou the dining table Hnd stood waiting
for htm to withdraw He saw by tbe
pallor 00 ber face aud otber signs
thut sbe wus badly frightened, and be
felt a pang ut having caused ber annoyance. So instead of going at once
he stopped to reassure her Taking a
curd from tils pocket uud 11 peucll.
be asked ber to what Institution be
should send a donation Sbe was not
especially Interested In any and for a
moment could not think of any. While
she wns trying to do so an elderly
(untleman. with a gray mustache, step
(ied Into the room.
The girl turned paler still. If that
were possible, fearing that tbe story
would not go down witb tbe newcomer and there would be trouble.
"Uncle.' sbe said, "this gentleman
tins made a bet that be would rob this
bouse '
"Indeed!" snld the iiDcle quietly.
"Yes. at the club    He Is to win
floO and give It to any ennrlty 1 mm
"A hundred dollars! That's no price
for n gentleman burglar to pn.v for the
privilege of nibbing u bouse. He
might have got nwny with ln,(K*Q or
$11,000 worth of property, Couldn't
you make It Sl.tsM). sir?"
(Iiaiiilierlln wns very rich, but rich
men don't like to pnrt with their mon
ey any better than poor men. He said
tie might double the amount of hie
winnings. The gentleman stepped to
a telephone In tbe ball and called for
a police station
Chnmberlln was cornered. Hecnllco
out thnt be would make bis donation
"1 hnve called tbe police." said the
gentleman; "it will now cost (3.00(1."
"Done!" crieu Cbamberlln, fearing
:hnt before he could assent tbe-IJrVe
of bis experiment would go up atn/thei
"All right." remarked the gentleman
'Never mind the police Hnve you h
blnnk check In your pocket, sir? ll
so please make the amount payable to
St Luke's hospital."
Cbamlierlin. wbo carried a check
book always with bim. wrote a check
for $2,000 nnd handed It to the gen
tlemnn. wbo took It and snld:
"Gwendolln. this Is Mr Chemberlln
I met bim once nt his club, but be lias
forgotten me He can sfford to [ih<
for any freak In which be may choose
to Indulge."
"Goodness gracious!" from Gwen.
���Any reader of these notes desiring
fuh particulars ln regard to making
the King or split log drag may secure
them by writing tbe department of
agriculture at Washington for farmers' bulletin No 321, entitled "The
Use of the Split Log Drag on Eartb
The shipwreck of tbe great liner Titanic brings out most forcibly the fact
that u good many theories that look all
right on paper go to smash when they
come In contact with actual things and
facts. In the case referred to the nice
theory was nn unslnkuble ship; the
cold fact, an Iceberg.
It may be that lt enn be done, but
the writer has never seen the yard
about the farm home very neat or graced with flower beds where the chickens
were found roosting on the railing to
the front porch and where the young
porkers were scratching their backs on
the corner of the milk bouse.
Cuss words may ease for the time
being the feelings of the fellow who
utters them, but they have a mighty
Injurious effect on the nervous system
and milk production of a sensitive
dairy cow. Whistling, which expresses an entirely different state of
mind, has just as different an effect
upon the bovine.
The vacant places in an orchard
caused by poor stock, lujury ln cultivation or borers It may be well to till
ln with younger trees up to the ape of
about eight years. After that time the
older trees occupy the ground so fully
with tbeir root systems that young
trees set make very little growth and
seldom amount to much wben tbey arrive at a bearing age.
The galvanized hen coop, supposed to
be quite an Improvement over tbe apple barrel of our mothers and grandmothers that rested gently on its side,
may have some advantages over that
primitive contraption, but It also has
a drnwback or two It Is quite cold
around tbe edges during a cold spell
and hotter than blazes wben left In the
sunshine wben the mercury Is pulsating around tbe ninety or hundred
A sample of shelled seed corn tbat
tbe writer tested tbe other day showed
six dead kernels out of dfteen. or more
than 30 per cent It is just such a
showing as this, without tbe possibility of discarding tbe ears from which
these dead kernels came, that makes
the buying of shelled seed corn so
risky a proposition. And this makes
nothing of tbe further difficulty of determining whether tbe seed was grown
in Minnesota or Kansas.
Time was wben the farmer who nsed
to do a lot of band work ln bis corn
and potato patches would nave bad a
good laugh at tbe fellow mounted on a
riding corn plow with a canopy over
bis bead to keep off tbe son, but not so
now. Neither does anybody laugh at
the fellow wbo saves himself by riding
on tbe two wheeled gear attached to
the big four burse barrow. People are
coming to tbe opinion that there ls no
particular merit ln squandering physical energy wben one can Just as well
conserve lt
Just because one does not bave a lot
of money to put Into lt ts no reason
why the Job of trying to improve the
borne premises should be abandoned.
If the borders and corners are cleared
up, the luwu kept nicely mowed and a
dower bed or two set out and a few
shrubs planted a pretty ordinary front
door yard can be transformed. A little
time and n real desire to mnke the
pluce neut and attractive will do won
ders How f1 "* your place look as you
come on to it off the main road und are
the boys and girls living there proud of
lt or do they think of lt ns a sort of
roosting place?
Provided the farmer himself is a fit
companion for his own or some other
fellow's boy, there ls no place whore h
town boy can put in the months of the
summer vacation to better advantage
than on a nearby farm Not only will
he have a means of working off his surplus animal energy, which Is often tbe
cause of his getting Into all kinds of
mischief if he loafs around town, but
be learns to do useful work, gets acquainted with the farm animals und
machinery, develops bis muscles as
well as Ills wits und besides this learns
the value of time and money A scad
of boys the writer knows and whom
our readers know would be Infinitely
better oft* If they spent tbe coming sum
mer in tbe manner outlined.
There ls a happy mean between a
slovenly neglect of the home and Its
duties by the wife aud the other extreme which limls expression la such
a devotion to the home duties thnt she
has little or no time for anything else
We have In mind just such a case, and
it is putting it mildly to say thut this
good woman, though deservedly reputed as one of die best housekeepers in
ber community. Is little better than a
galley slave wbeu It comes lo being
tied to her home and Its work While
without question she gets much satis
faction out of keeping her home so
shipshape, so much energy ls required
that she has Ilttle to spare for other
activities thnt would serve to broaden
her Interests and make life more worth
while. More than this, ber stress of
work keeps ber in a tired nnd run
down condition, which ln the end Is
bound to mean fewer years of life.
Now and then sbe should let the work
go hang, rest up nnd get a bit more
enjoyment out of life. Sbe would live
better and longer, and tbe members ot
ber family wouldn't suffer because of
It, either.
CFrom The British Columbian.)
The current Issue of the Canada
Gazette contains notice of the appointment 01 Mr. Samuel Maber by
the Minister of the Interior, as a special commissioner to adjust questions
concerning the claims of settlers and
others on the lands of the railway
belt of British Columbia- His commission reads: That Samuel Maber
of the department of the interior, has
been instructed and empowered in
the capacity of superintendent of
British Columbia Dominion lands to
enquire into and investigate all matters relating to Dominion lands and
timber in the Railway Belt, to hear
and adjudicate on claims of settlers,
squatters and others to homestead
entry or patent, to enquire into the
holding of lands under timber licence
affected by the claim of squatters or
settlers, to cause necessary Inspections of land or timber to be made
and to investigate all matters of dispute or grievance affecting such lands
or timber.
To enable him to properly perforin
the duties assigned him as aforesaid.
Mr. Maber has the powers described
in secttion 40 of the regulations, to
summon before him any person, to
examine such person under oath and
to compel the production of papers
and writings, etc. As previously announced Mr. Maber has arrived and
entered upon his duties in conjunction with Mr. C. W. Beckett, tH'e
Crown  timber  agent  here.
CHIATHAlM, Ont., June 12.���A
number of prominent horse-owners of
both Canada and United States have
entered their best animals in the race
meet whicn opened here this afternoon.
Delta Hotel.
Fred  A.   Merry. Lennoxviile,  Que.
J. H. McDonald, New Westminster.
Fred   J.   Cheal,  Winnipeg.
W. P. Marshall, Vancouver.
W.  C.   Smaill, Vancouver.
A.  L.   Greenwood,  Vancouver.
C. Curtis, Vancouver.
IMr. and Mrs. J. Dorgan, New
Mr. and Mrs. J. Caunce. Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. Hargreaves, Vancouver.
���Mr, and Mrs. J. Depford, Vancouver.
J. W. Creighton, New Westminster.
,R.   W.   Blggar, Vancouver.
Robert Armstrong,  Vancouver.
James  Grlsdale,   New  Westminster.
C.   Brooks.  New  Westminster.
E. R.   Rockwell,  Toronto.
J.  A.   Dupuis,  Vancouver.
iW.  J.   Pollard, Nat.ui'mo.
John i-i\ tngstone, North Vancouver,
I-adner Hotel.
iMr.   and   Mrs.    B.   F.   Cry.dale,
John  R.  Vant, Vancouver.
O.  C.  Scudd. Belllngh-am.
G.   B.   Merritt, Bellingham.
Joe Page, Seattle.
J.   H.   Atkin,  Vancouver.
A.  Sipencer, Vancouver.
F. P.   Bishop, Vancouver.
A.  Crandell, New Wetsminater.
G. S.   Gains, Vancouver,
G.   Wallace,  Vancouver
Dr. W. W.  Alton, Eburne.
'Mr. and Mrs. W. Tappen, Vancouver.
Mr.   and  Mrs.   Baynes, Vancouver.
Mr. C. A. Baynes, Vancouver.
Building In Surrey Town Very Active
���Bank  uf  Montreal  Block
Under Way.
CliOViERDAIjE, B.C., June 11.-���
Building in Cloverdale is very active
at present. Mr. George Clarke has
his new re��mence finished and has
moved into th.' same, and Mr. H.
Hutchinson, who lately arrived from
Winnipeg with his wife and young
son, has just moved into his new
home, which was erected for him by
Messrs. Tarves and Barton Bros.
Another new arrival 18 Mr. Clyde
E. Angwood, who is now constructing
a dwelling on the property he purchased from the Cloverdale Improvement Company, while Mr. J. A.
Baillie has his new residence wel!
under way.
The stonework foundation on the
new munici'pat hall is practically nn-
ished. and bricklaying has been started, while the brickwork in the construction of the two-storey brick
building being erected for Mr. G. D.
Brymner will soon be completed.
Part of this building will be occupied
By the Bank of Montreal, while It
is probable that the other portion
will   be  occupied  as a ilrug store.
Messrs. Burrows & Carneross have
made extensive alterations and improvements to their store, and the
B.C. Telephone Company are making
preparations for a general overhauling of their budding, with a view to
making It more attractive and com-
Foreman TTtterback has a gang of
men at work putting up poles and
wires on the rock bunkers recently
constructed here adjoining the B.C.
Electric Railway tracks, and will soon
have them in shape for the delivery
of crushed rock for use on the roads
here, particularly on the Pacific
Highway, on which work is progressing steadily at different po,nts between New Westminster and the International boundary at Blaine.
The Board of Trade, at their last
meeting, decided to hold their annual
banquet here on Monday evening,
July 8th.
The Ladies' Aid of the Cloverdale
Presbyterian church are giving an ice
cream and strawberry festival on
Friday evening, the 21st Instant, in
the opera house here. A programme
will be rendered during the evn.ng
and the admission will be free.
Mrs. Murray, of Murray's Corner,
Langley, passed away on Sunday at
her home, at the ripe age of 90 years.
Mrs. Murray ls one of the old timers
of Langley, and ls well known
throughout the Fraser Valley. The
funeral took place on Wednesday
from the family residence.
-ire.   F.   Morgar.,   late   of   Morris
Corner.   Langley  .municipality,     was
burled     last'   week     in     the   Roman
Catholic    cemetery,    Saperton"   Mrs,
Morgan    had    reached    the    age    of
75 and had ibeen for twenty-five years
a resident of the district. She an'd her
husband  came  to   British    Columbia
from   Wisconsin,   but   the   family   is
original ly a French Canadian one. As
well as her aged husband Mm.  Mor-
Igan leaves a son and a daughter, the
I : .-mer living at home, and the latter
uarred to a doctor in Seattle.
LOBT���June 7th, - light brown and
white pointer, answering to the
name of "Dot." Any Information
relnting to the whereabouts will be
thankfully received. E. F. Doug-
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Mclelan Lumber Co.
Can Supply AM Kinds of
Fir, Cedar and
Spruce Lumber
There is no reason for tiny shortage of lumber in  the Delta.
Mills midway between Ladner nnd Port Guichon.
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Season 1912
Thoroughbred Sire "Hawser," 1899, recently Imported from Ireland,  will stand  for the season  at Hastings Park, Vancouver.
"Hawser" is a bay, 11.1 high, registered under the Department
of  Agriculture   in   Ireland.
He Is .' winner under National Hunt Kule's and a first prize winner at all shows exhibited. His stock are all prize winners at different shows all ver rt'aud. He combines the best Maying blood at
the stud. Ho has preyed a fruitful and sound breeder. His Sire
"Prince Charles" by "Pride of Prussia," aad Dam "Revenue Cutter"
by "Gunboat." Gunboat by "Sir Hercules." "Hawser" ls only three
generations descended from the famous "Sir Hercules,"
Fee of $40.00 charged. Every care taken, but owner not responsible for accidents.
113 Bank of Ottawa Building
Vancouver, B. C.
twA+fflakms a Specialty ot-m.
fob ana
jL,ette? heads
Bills of
Car da
Call and See Samples
The Delta, Tinea U
Saturday from the
L-vdaar.  B.C.    I. D.


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