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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Board of Trade Want Mail Service in
Delta to Radiate from
Hockey   Enthusiasts   Extend   Their
Visit to New Westminster on
\mong other matters of interest! Those who journeyed to New
���,,;,-, were introduced at the regular Westminster on Friday night Febru-
moeHha of the Delta Board ot Trade ��� .  ,  ,        ,       .
Usl Monday evening, the question ofI *T* 7th' ���rtalnly enjoyed one of the
'    source of the rural mall clrcula-j hest hockey    games    of  the season
the Delta municlnality, after! when the Royal City exponents and
Delta Council Prepare for the Year's' Since  Transfer  Ceased   to   Run  the   Board  of Trade  Banquet  on  Friday
Work���Health Officer
Local Merchants Find Freight
Night Will He a Grand
In the absence of Reeve H. D. Ben-1 Thut the inconvenience caused to | With arrangements all complete
son, Acting Reeve, Councillor W. A. ! tne local Merchants and farmers hy;the annual banquet of the Delta
Kirkland named the various commit-
seine discussion, was laid over until
a more opportune time.
\- -Milling to the report of Dr. A.
King, one  of  the  members   of    the1
postal  service committee,  the   rural'
mail delivery system is now in operation  lb rough  the Scott Road, Cres-i
cent Island and Delta, commencing
from  New   Westminster.    The   com-
mlttee,   through   Dr.   King,   advised
thai   it   was  to  the  best  interest  of
Ladner   and   to   the   Delta   to   have!
this   delivery   system   originating  at
I.adner instead of New Westminster.
Many   of   the   members   expressed
themselves  In  favor of this  recommendation, provided that an equally '
sufficient    service   could    be    main-1
tained.    However, as the postal fa-;
duties at I.adner are now taxed, the
stion was laid over until Ladner j
onld offer either an equal or better
service   than   New   Westminster
As tilt ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ley Publicity Bureau, Mr. H. J.
Hutcherson, advised that the Board
of Trade join the Bureau as soon
as convenient and co-operate in the
publicity campaign which they are
proposing, He reported that Deltu,
Surrey, Langley and Chilliwack were
as yet unrepresented in this association. On behalf of the New Westminster Progressive Association, Mr.
Hutcherson forwarded an offer to
the board of a space in the exhibit
room of that association for the fee
of $5 a month. This room is being
nued by the New Westminster Association to exhibit the produce and
resources of the province. Both the
suggestion of Mr. Hutcherson, regarding    amalgamation     with
their competitors    from    Vancouver
clashed at  the  new   ice  arena,  but
there were other features which were
not quite so enjoyable.    When they
left  Westminster  to  return  to Ladner   before   proceeding   many   yards
the captain of the New Delta found
that the ice In  the river threatened
to impair the vessel and was forced
to turn back.    After another unsuccessful  attempt    the    journey    was
made.    About fifty of the young men
from  Delta wishing    to    Bee a fast     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_______
hockey game clubbed together and ! Pybus, Wm. Wright, 0. H. Davis and
Chartered the I.adner-Steveston ferry J- A. Savage. Board of License Corn-
New Delta to make the trip to New missioners, Reeve Benson, Council-
Westminster. At 6:30 on Friday lors w* A. Kirkland and G. Dennis,
evening, according to the arranged j and Messrs. John McKee, J. P., and
schedule, the New Delta left the Lad-1 J* B* Burr, J. P.
the   temporary     suspension  of    tho Board of Trade promises to be one
tees for the year ut the meeting of! "Transfer"   freight     and    passenger f   h    b          .f (       f ���    k,  d ^, h
-          '                                          'service   from   New   Westminster     is:
evidenced by the fact that the fur- have been *U;ld ln the Delta* A
niture for tbe municipal hall and the very lengthy toast list has been pie-
new high school has been laying at pared to succeed the supper, Which
the  company's  wharf  In  New  West- Mr.  .1. Johnson, of the Delta Hotel,
was held in the municipal hall on
Saturday morning, February 8th.
Other matters of minor importance
were also considered.
The committees were as follows:
Water and light, Councillors Dennis
and I.ewls; roads and bridges, Councillors Brown and Kirkland; dynes
and wharves, Councillors Lewis and
Dennis; police and health, Councillors Kirkland and Paterson; finance,
Councillors Paterson and Brown. Tne
fence viewers were appointed as follows:     Thos.     Robertson,     William
minster pending shipment for nearly
a month. The firm who ordered this
furniture from the wholesale house
and who are liable to the municipality are anxiously awaiting the
resumption of the service so thai
the work of the Installation of this
furniture  may  be  commenced.
is arranging.    The following are the
number- now incorporated:
"The King," "Canada," "The
Province," "The Delta, Phe Publicity Campaign," "Better Transportation," "The Provincial Legislature," "Sister Boards of Trade,"
"The   Agricultural   Industry,"
Annua] Meeting of I.adner Gun Club
���Election   of  Officers���New
safely   In
New1      Mr- Harold Cook    petitioned
council  to  repair    the
sure of getting them then.     I. have
ner   wharf,   arriving ^	
Westminster at 8:10.    The rink was i council  to  repair    the     Lewis road   ilad sonie g0-ds *y*ng *n New West
the next scene in this tragedy, where I which he stated had been in a very! raInBter s*n,.e the suspension of the
delegate to the Fraser Vai- the Delta bo''B ranSp(1 in ��ne corner , heavy condition since the wet WeatM- gervice which is over a month now
delegate to Qf tfae _.,_,,. expen(]e(1  their energIe8, er commenced.    This communication and they    came    from    England    in
cheering the New Westminster boys! was filed until the estimates for 1913; about   tliree   weeks,"   Another   mer-
Other mrchants who have ordered j Fisheries," "Our Industrial Possi-
goods from the East or England are |bllities," "The Pacific Seaboard, and
also very much incommoded by the Its Future." "Our Guests," The Old
lack of transportation and freight ra-I Timers," "The Ladies," "The Press,
cilities. One merchant when ap-1 Howard Bros., ot Ladner will pro-
proached by a representative of the | ville orchestral selections during the
Delta Times stated  "I  have a good | evening.
mind to have mv goods shipped    to      The  feature of this banquet  will
Vancouver in future, for I would   be [be that k is a strictly temperance af-
���as the fates would have it���not to
victory. However, the game was one
of the best which has been p'ayed
this season and overtime was necessary for Vancouver to net the winning goal.
Immediately after the fina! whistle
blew the little band of local sports
somewhat disappointed that their favorite team was unsuccessful assembled at the wharf where the New
Delta was berthed. At 12 o'clock
Friday night the whole party had assembled and the return journey commenced. To their consternation, after proceedings but a few hundred
the' var(**s the captain turned back and in-
' formed the passengers that it would
       make    the return
journey until the tide, which was
throwing the ice against the sides of
the boat, had commenced to ebb. The
party realizing that it was useless to
complain of the circumstances made
themselves as comfortable as possible in the various hotsls of New
Westminster until 6:30 Saturday
morning when Che boat once more
headed for the Delta municipal capital, but again the loose ice frustrated
their attempt. Waiting until 8:43
when the tide had reached its hlgn-
est another and  successful  attempt
iwas made and the party with ardour
somewhat abated  arrived in  Ladner
In the course of an hour rand a half.
Despite their tribulation the boys
al lenjoyed the game very much.
Fraser Valley Publicity Bureau  and!.     ,-__,���..,��,,�� .
the   offer   of  the   New  Westminster  be ^Possible to
Progressive Association were shelved
for future consideration.
On advice from Mr. J. D. Taylor,
MP., the Delta Board of Trade will
approach Dominion Engineer Worsfold with regard to the mattressing
and repair work necessary to the
dyke near the -McLellan Lumber
Company's mill, and at Canoe Pass,
where the river has washed away a
portion of the bank. This step was
necessary, as the Dominion estimates
have not been passed yet, and the
work Is very urgent.
A communication was received
from the New Westminster Progressive Association, asking for Information concerning the cost of
production of the various crops common to the municipality. Messrs. T.
E. I.adner. H. J. Hutcherson, E. T.
Calvert and W. Ellis were lnstsructed
as the Agricultural committee, to
slither the required data and forward
it to the association.
Mr. W. llatt-Cook, of New Westminster, also wrote the board, complaining of the Great Northernij, g ,e8gioR of the telegraph inquiry
reight service to I.adner, stating that j terday. Mr. A. B. Smith, manager
-had some produce on the road f h Q_ T p teiegraph systems,
tor four days     As he also   ntimated, ,_    ,ace(1 _n the Btand,    Ho
the letter that he would he able ! questioned  closely by  Mr.  Pit
were passed. A letter from Mr. W. J. | chant who had been complaining vig-
Kerr of the Good Roads Association, ] orously for some time past that he
asking for information regarding the was unable to do some work which
mileage of macadamised roads In the lle *,ad promised finally despairing of
municipality, the road work done last j the Transfer service sent a special
year and the proposed road work of -express to New Westminster after
the council this year. The clerk was the merchandise,
instructed to gather the necessary j
data and forward it to Mr. Kerr.
As  it  was  decided  to  employ  an
assessor and a medical health officer
the council instructed the clerk to, To th Editor:__In faCe of the
advertise tor applications for these j scathi criticism of Judge Howay,
two positions. 101i directed against   our   police magis-
The-temporary loan     bylaw  1913. h_  McK       and  reporte���  !n
passe* Its first and second readings.,        d   . what , counciI
As the residents along the road run-;     ,      J/-  -a the matter?
nlng between Alice and Port Guichon ���     ��    f,8hern-en, one named Lande,
derhke(w2 l^reuLrtaoi8ghette.n.orr S^^ffi^'^
., _,      .. .     -,. Nelson  breaks  Lande s  jaw.
tion regarding the road.    The coun-1
fair and ladles are cordially invited.
As the "Delta Times" goes to press
on Friday it was impossible to get a
report of the banquet in this issue,
but a full account will appear next
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cil adjourned until February 22 at 2
p. m.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feh. 10.���
It haa heen stated here that
Dr. F. F. Westbrook, dean of the
Medical College University of Minnesota, has been offered the presidency of the University of British
Columbia at Vancouver, B.C. Dr.
Westbrook is getting $6000 a year at
the university and he has not decided
whether or not he will accept the Canadian offer.
New Westminster, Vancouver
and Neighboring Municipalities���Wluit They Are Doing.
The annual meeting of the Ladner
Gun Club was held in the offices
of the Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, on Friday evening, Feb.
7th, and a general reorganization ot
the club was undertaken. Throughout, the meeting was very enthusiastic, and indications for u successful
season for this sport alluring were
The following officers were elected
for 1913: Honorary president, Mr.
H. N. Rich; president, E. A. Bown;
vice-president. T. H. Oliver; secre-
Our | tary-treasurers, W. H. Wilson and
Captain True Oliver. A motion to
add the following non-residents as
honorary members to the club roll
was endorsed. .Messrs. H. J. Hutcherson, T. Shortreod, H. McCormack.
Dr. J. W. Woodley, W. J. Leary, C.
F. Green, and other names to be
added as desired. The membership
fee  was fixed at $1.
A balance of $4.25, with a reserve
of $50. which has been set aside ln
view of the purchasing of a new trap,
was Indicated by the treasurer's report. After considerable discussion
the advisability of purchasing a new-
trap was finally decided by a motion
authorizing the secretary, Mr. W. H.
Wilson, to procure a White Flyer
<-J ��� trap.
Oj The question of suitable grounds
O|on which to hold the shoots, after
Oj careful consideration, was referred
OI to the president, and a committee,
which he should choose, who should
been confirmed, and it has also been
authoritatively stated that works on
the terminals at Port Mann will begin in March, the preliminaries already being under way.
1018 Contingencies.
In  his  Inaugural   speech,   Mayor
Gray, of New Westminster, mentlon-
Cost Is  High  in  British  Columbia,
States Manager of G. T. P.
OTTAWA, Feb.  12���At the morn-
��� ii
Hive statistics proving his state
tnenl to be correct, the board deferred any action. The Dominion Express Co. will be askpd to establish
a branch office in Ladner by the
The secretary was instructed to
convey the thanks of the board to,
Messrs. Whealler & Wilson, of Van-
blado  as  regards  the method
accounting   of   the   company's
"'iner, for, their kindness in making.
no charge for their serv.ces in eon*  }�������������;   mounta,n  dlvlBlon>  Prince
  business, cost of construction, etc. Mr.
Pitblado filed a statement showing
the total cost and cost per mile of
construction on t'ae various divisions. The cost per mile was as follows: Lake Superior division,
$285.21 per mile: prairie division,
mountain         division,
SEATTLE,   Feb.   12.���Over     $1,1
000,000 in gold bullion will be landed   here   tonight   from   the   Alaska
Company's   liner   Mariposa. The
consignment is from Iditaord and
was taken from there to Cordova
by Wells, Fargo Company dog sleds.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Lande
prosecutes NelSon before Police
Magistrate John McKee, who takes
down the evidence, and then says
that Nelson did not break Lande's
Judge Howay says that .he evidence and facts Incontestably prove
that Nelson did break Lande's 'raw.
The judge said amongst other things,
"I state to you frankly (Nelson's so-    _^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
licltor) you need not address me on i ed \^e following problems for the
the facts; you will be simply wasting] 1913 council to solve: First, the har-
your time. I am satisfied by evi- i|-or development, "which has reached
dence of the witnesses for Lande, and i^e stage when an actual commence-
also by that of the, defendant's 1 ment of operations will soon take
brother, that Nelson broke this man's place"; second, the establishment of
jaw. How the magistrate arrived at L municipal gas plant, which, it is
any other conclusion is beyond my]*j0ped, to have in operation by the
conception. The case is clear be-' fall; third, the agreement with the
yond the shadow of a dout, and c.n!r., while considerable street and
I cannot see how the magistrate !Bewer improvements will also be
could have any doubt." i undertaken,  and  new fire halls and
Think of that!     C'ear beyond the | fire equipment secured,
shadow  of a  doubt,  and  yet  Magls- .    ., ,���       _ .-  i<
trate John McKee decides absolutely! Building Act-ill).
against the evidence and facts. What
would he do when there ts conflicting
evidence, and does he know evidence
when he sees it?
What confidence can the public
have   In   such   a   police   magistrate?
_ O   be empowered to negotiate for proper
JO OOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOUJ grounds.       They  also  instructed   to
! have them prepared for the installa-
As time progresses the plans of j tion of the new trap before the first
the C.N.R. are gradually being re- meet, which is to be held on Good
vealed. As is already known, the | Friday. It is the intention of the
contract for building the Lulu Island ciub to have comfortable seats and
branch line from New Westminster a board walk constructed on the
to Woodward's Landing, has been let,j grounds to facilitate operations. An
and this work is to be completed . appeal was also made to the ladles
within six months. That the com-10f the municipality to attend the
pany will run its ferry to Vancouver 1 various shoots, and if they so de
Island points from the Landing has
sired to take part In them.
The trust company were accorded
a vote of thanks by the club for the
use of their office.
The  Dominion  Trust  Company   Is
.-mpleting plans for an eight-storey
building   to be built on the cornea|-or Columbia street, New Westi
of Sixth and Columbia streets, which,, ster.    He secured judgment by
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nectlon with the Railway /Commission.
Messrs. N. A. McDiarmid, A. deR|
Taylor and ED, T. Douglas were ap-
I'olnted auditors, with instructions to
audit the books of the board before
the annual meeting, which Is to be
held on March loth, at 8 p.m.
A motion was endorsed which pro-
���'���h'H that anyone wishing a copy of
the recently issued Board of Trade
booklet, "The Prolific Delta," may
have it for the asking.
VICTORIA, Feb. 12.���A. O. Alex-
Rupert eastward, $606.93; branch
lines on the prairie, $189.27. Cheaper construction was used on these
branch lines, the witness said. Much
damage was caused by sleet storms,
Mr. Smith testified. At Belleville,
the G. N. W. had lost 700 poles in
one night from this cause. Mr. F.
H Chrysler, K.C, then cross-examined Mr Smith with regard to the
division of rnilway and commercial
business done by his company. Incidentally the witness referred to
uncollected telegraph tolls, stating
"It's a mean man who would not
pay* for a telegram." A former chairman of the hoard, It appeared, had
��nder,   stipendiary   magistrate       of j 0'ffended In this way.   He then went
Vancouver, was yesterday appointed j on  t0  dea-   w|th   the  high  cost  of
i construction of the line in the moun-
w undertake a thorough  lnvestlga
''on     of    the   Vancouver board of
school trustees.
A regulation has been enacted allowing the use of
Purse sednee for the capture
of herring, such seines not to
"xceed 100 faitho-as ln length.
!t is understood that these
Purse seine licenses will not
���'e issued for localities where
the conservation of this valuable fishery would be Jeopardized In any way. Previous
to this amendment herring
���ould only be caught legally
hy tie use of a gill net or
11 rag seine. There have,
liowever, been many requests
t>r this amen<_ment, and after
full inquiries, coupled with
lhe geographical conditions
existing on this coa-st, the
change btt Anally been made.
tain division, British Columbia.
Holes had to be blasted out of solid
rock on that division. The man
tendered for $6 per hole and found
lt so unremuneratlve that ho had
gone out ot business.
I Vou or I, Mr. Editor, might take a
1 case before him, and though In tho
, rignt, might get a decision against
1 us, so it. is up to the council to pro-
| vide a remedy.
February 10th, 1913       '**
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NEW YORK, Feb. 12.���Claims aggregating $8,027,274 for the loss of
life, property and for personal injuries sustained in the Titanic disaster last April have been filed
against the White Star line, owners
0 I of the Ill-fated steamship. Yester-
q I day was the last day on which these
claims could be filed under a ruling
of the admiralty branch of the
Federal district court, unless an application to the United States Clrcut
Court of Appeals Ib granted extending tho time. In event of the limitation of liability being granted, the
claimants only will be entitled to a
pro rata share in the fund of $96,-
000 turned over to the admiralty
court from the salvage of lifeboats.
A better attendance was present at
the weekly New Westminster market
last Friday morning than has been
the case for some time past and
although a drizzling rain fell all
morning a large number of buyers
attended. Prices remained almost
st^atfci.narjy with the exception \>t
the feathered commodities and vegetables. Eggs instead of rising fell
five cents to the dozen now selling
for 50 cents a dozen.
The prices were: Pullets, $15 per
dozen; chickens, $12 to $13 per
dozen; poultry, live weight, 24 to 25
cents; ducks, $9 to $8 per dozen;
dressed poultry, 25 to 30 cents a
pound. Vegetables: Potatoes, $18
to $15 per ton; beets, $1 per sack;
onions, $1.75 per sack; turnips, 75
cents -per sack. Eggs and butter:
Fifty cents a dozen for eggs, wholesale 40 to 45 cents a dozen; butter
retail, 40 cents per pound; honey,
per comb, 25 cents. Meats and
flsh remained the same as last week,
both wholesale and retail.
Judgment  Reserved on  AppUcatiou
for Disposal of Funds In
Custody of Court.
VANCOUVER,1 Feb. 8.���Judgment
was reserved by Mr. Justice Morrison In Supreme Court chambers yesterday morning upon an application
of Messrs. Edwards and Mansfield,
assignees of the People's Trust Co.,
to have paid out to them $4000
placed in court as security by the
company in connection with tbe recent action brought against it by
Mr. W. A. Doctor, a local architect.
Mr. Doctor sued for some $3,400
I in connection with plans drawn for
como.etlng-"plans for~an eight-storey a building which was contemplated
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fault, but the company got the judgment reopened by paying $4000 Into
court as security. Mr. Doctor was
again successful, but the assignees
of iat* People's Vi uat Cu. claim that
all moneys owing by the company
should be paid them In trust for the
preferred creditors.
Mr. J. E. Bird, appearing for Mr.
Doctor, took objection to the application, which was made by Mr. S.
S. Taylor, K.C, on the grounds that
the $4000 paid Into court was specially alloted to satisfy any judgment
that might be given in favor of his
Mr. Taylor contended that although undor the old Bankruptcy
Act Mr. Bird's claim was a valid one
that under the Assignment for the
Benefit of Creditors' Act and othrfr
recent legislation along the same
line, there could be no preference
given Mr Doctor over other creditors
of the defunct company. Several
authorities were quoted by both
The    repairs    to    the    Methodist
Princess Elizabeth   of  Roumania,, , -,.-_.
daughter of the Crown Prince of church shed, which have been in
Roumania and Princess Marie, P^^ss during the past week, will
daughter of the late  Duke of Edin
will be a facsimile of their fine structure just completed in Vancouver.
The only difference will be that it
will measure 45 by 72, instead of
52 by 120  feet.
A $30,000 enlargement of the Dominion Post Office Is to be constructed, a new city jail and store
house, a new temple for the Loyal
Orange County Lodge No. 65, two
modern business blocks on Sixth
street, and forty houses to be built
in Sapperton, the east end district,
by a Vancouver syndicate. Dr. M.
F. Keeley and Mr. J. A. Tepoorten
are the men interested, and their investment will represent nearly $80,-
A new three-storey registry office
will also be constructed by the provincial   government.
Store Ci tin pany Planned.
A now company, to be known as
the Dominion Stores Limited, capitalized at $1,000,000, are planning to
operate a chain of cash grocery stores
from Winnipeg to the Pacific Coast.
Mr. W. J. Kerr, of New Westminster,
ts the propagator of tbe scheme.
Dre-lge Pitt River.
The necessity of dredging the bar
at the junction of the Pitt and Fraser
rivers has been brought home to the
Dominion government, and work will
be begun almost immediately. The
dredge Beaver, from Portland, was
towed up the river last week, and
Is moored at the B.C. Transport company's wharf, above the bridge, where
she Is being overhauled before beginning these operations near Coquitlam.
The dredge ls a stationary one,
with a capacity of 75,000 yards a
month. She belongs to the Pacific
Dredge Company, Limited, ot Vancouver, and ls under the charge of
Mr. Vanporton.
Coquitlam  Hotel.
An important deal  has just been
consummated at Coquitlam, In which
daughter of tne late uuke 01 main- Pr9Yf a. 8\e&t $��on  t[? fthe Ken,.ral
burgh, who  lt is rumored  will  wed 85w *3��_*    '*"*    ���^eTnf -��?-**
the Prince of Wales,  heir apparent ���?*PP^.,,_- ,S  ht���  ���  L *
.    _, .�� . ���      .  ��� ,.   .     _,,     tenor  of  the  shed   become  a  verlt-
to the throne of Great Britain. The ab,e ralr-        0���   TllP?llav   and
princess  was  born   in   1894;   she  Is Wednesdayi    a    Ilumber    of    teams, i the  Junction   Hotel   changed   hands
nffi,t?ffl   �����*    , ���"; kindly  supplied   by  different  ranch- I &. t" W   Qui tv sold o't'to Messrs
fact that she has Scotch blood and were   ������.���     engaKed   hauling  neeton and Hobbs tor $50,000.
a good deal of it, would make her -and  from the council wharf.    The .JZ-    B     ,
very acceptable as tho Queen  Con- roadway at the rear of the shed re- **"* a*rnc��>
sort of the future King of England, ceived a generous coating of crush-!     Tl*'0 gasoline launches of conslder-
It is stated that the young Prince of ed   rock.    The   work   is  a  splendid I able size will be operated by Captain
Wales has shown his preference for indication    of    the    public spirited--C. F. Macaulay, of New Westminster,
tho young Roumanian princess and ness   of   the   residents   of   the   dis-[who has secured the contract for the
tbat she ls not averse to his court-, trict,   who   gave   their   teams   and  service,  and  calls  will  be  made  at
ship. work for the public good. Port  Mann,  Fraser  Mills  and  later
on at Annacis Island, as well as Coquitlam and  New  Westminster.
COQUITLAM, Feb. 13.��� Word was
received here on Monday from Victoria that the Port Coquitlam Incorporation bill had successfully passed
through the Private Bills Committee
and will come before the legislature
for Its secoiyl reading today. This
word was received by Reeve Jas.
Mars Monday ln a wire from Municipal Solicitor Mclntyre, who remained in Victoria for the final passage of the bill.
The preparedness of the Fraser
river for the commercial stimulus,
caused by tho opening of the Panama canal, will be greatly enhanced
by the establishing here of a dregd-
lng plant, second to none on the Pacific coast, costing approximately
The Pacific Dredging Co.. owning
three big dredges, and their multitude of accessories, has decided upon
the FraBer river as their base of
operations, and has accordingly purchased nine acres of land adjoining
that of the Coquitlam Shipbuilding
and Marine Company,- on Pitt river.
from the Coquitlam Terminal Co..
Ltd., where they will construct their
machine shop, marine slip, offices
and other buildings. ?
Inter-cit)*   Short Lines  and  Terminals for C. N. It.���Money
VICTORIA,  Feb.     13.���The    important railway    legislation    of the
preliminary surveys of the company j WORLD'S LARGEST PII'E ORGAN. ]     1 FALL FAIRS.
engineers and to cover a selection of j   I ���
route   which   will   enable   construe-   Monster Instrument to Bo Placed in Dates of Fifty-two Exhibitions in the
tion to be more economically carried
to completion, and at the same time
open new areaB, not otherwise serv- |
ed by a railway, and thus increase
Liverpool Cathedral Has 1215
Slops In All.
(Irom the British Columbian.)
Six Circuits Now Definitely
VICTORIA, Feb. 1.���Mr.    W.    J.
present session was yesterday pre- the colonization value to British Co-
sented by Sir Richard McBride in Iumbia of the Pacific Great Eastern,
short bills introduced by message, The fourth bill brought -before
which provide in brief for further Parliament proposes to amend the
provincial aid to enable the Cana- Pacific Great Eastern Railway Com-
diau Northern Pacific and the Pacific pany's registration to correspond
Great Eastern Railway companies to with the changes proposed in the
carry their respective    undertakings Agreement Act.
<o a speedy and successful consum- j 	
The additional measure of assistance in the case of the line now
building to give Vancouver direct
rail connection with the Grand Trunk
Pacific at Fort George is necessitated j VICT0KIA Feb. s._w. E. Burn8,
by  the  present general  tightness ol Vancouver,  was yester-
the money market, resultant primar-'
ily from the situation created by the
The specification of the monster j Bonavifl, of the department of agri-
organ which is to be placed in ths culture,   who   is  also  the   secretary
'of the British Columbia Fairs Asso-
Mr.   W.   E.   Burns, Vancouver, Will
Conduct Investigation Into Goal
Industry���Wide Powers.
Liverpool Cathedral is now completed, and some details of this magnificent instrument, which, it is claimed, will be the largest in the world,
will doubtless prove very interesting
not only to organists, but to the general public, states the Liverpool
As is already known the Liverpool Cathedral committee are indebted to  Mrs.  James Barrow,    of
Balkan war. ln the case of tho
Canadian Northern Pacillc, it is proposed in the first instance that the
province guarantee both principal
and interest of and on the bonds,
debentures, stock or other securities
of the company issued in respect and
to rover tbe cost of terminals at Port
Mann,    ..-Jew Westminster,    Vancou-
day appointed by the government
a commissioner to conduct an enquiry into the production, sale and
distribution ot coal in British Columbia. The commission authorizing him lo undertake and carry on
the investigation was issued on
Blgnature by His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor. The authority is very
wide in its scope and Mr. Burns is
' elation, has, as a result of the convention held here, been enabled to
(arrange a complete list of the fall
fairs for 1913.
These number fifty-two in all and
have necessitated the most careful
planning in order to enable the
judges supplied by the department
of agriculture to be present on dates
convenient to the local associations.
Waterloo, for this very magnificent *&��� ffiLSTof. 'few'tS
eedrdarHccbof ur^rin \he ^iCMaSt^Kffl
^M��^n,?m?tfcy^wg.a,i!,0Iiat'0n ���*" Quesnel, Fort George and Gra-
of ��10 00) with which to build an or- hm^ia&nil have t0 be reached, and
Kan which would be on a scale that on, the m0Bt careIU- arrangements
would befit and enrich the noble wlth a certain amount of give and
building that is now slowly rising on take between the local secretaries has
St. James' Mount. Subsequently she resulted in the following schedule:
gave further proof of her liberality, First circuit���Cobble Hill, Sept.
by a donation of 15,000 for the same j; Nanaimo, Sept. 16, 17, 18; Al-
object, and recently by another sum berni, Sept. 17; Islands, Sept. 17;
of ��2,000, making in all the splendid Comox, Sept. 18, 19; Cowichan,
sum of ��17,000.   With the accumu-  Sept. 19,  20;  Victoria, Sept.  22-27;
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporated 1869.
Capltal Authorized     $85,000,000
Capital Paid Dp   $ ll,50o!ooo
Res*       ���12,800,000
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Million
Dollars. <
It ls the aim of the management of this Bank to make every -*--,
posltor welcome, and. to give the best possible attention to his financia
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upward)
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May 31st and
November 30th each year.
H. F. BISHOP. Manaokr LADNER, n. c.
ver, including the tunnel and at Vic-  empowered to call for the production
toria, Sleveston and I'nion Hay to
an amount not exceeding $10,000,-
000, payable on April 2, 1050, and
bearing interest payable half-yearly
at 4 1-2 per cent, per annum, one-
half per cent, higher than the already guaranteed bonds of the company covering construction of its
main line and operations in chief in
Eritish  Columbia.
Public  Protected.
Provisions similar to those incorporated in the company's legislation
in chief are found in the new bills
-guaranteeing the payment of the
current, scale of wages to all termin-
al construction employees and laborers, the purchase within the province of material and supplies, non-
talknntion of any terminal property
except with the approval of the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council and
tho extension or the public security:
provisions of the bill to the operations of .'ill contractors, sub-contractors, or others similarly identified with the construction operations
of the company.
Proposed N'ew Lines.
With regard to extensions of the |
of all books and records of the operations of any company or individual
i ngaged In the production, sale and
distribution of coal. He is also authorized to command the attendance
of witnesses and take testimony under oath.
Another feature of the powers of
thi. commissioner is that he is authorized to attach an expert accountant to his staff. This official's duty
will be the thorough examination of
the books of all companies engaged
in mining, selling or distributing of
coal which may be cited to appear
at the enquiry. Mr. Burns, who is
at present In Victoria on private
legal business, states that the enquiry will be most thorough, the
government desiring that the fullest
possible information be secured the
situation to iiu investigated.
At the._outset public hearings will
be held in Vancouver and Victoria,
ill. first silling being probably in
the former city. The public in all
sections of the province visited will
be invited  to  present  testimony  to
the commissioner. At the discre-
Canadlau Northern Pacific system-(ion of the commissioner companies
not previously arranged for and engaged in (he business of mining
necessarily Incidental io the main coal, or in its sale, transportation
enterprise, it Is proposed by a second or distribution, Will be required to
meaoure  to  make  provision  for the|appear before the commission in all
extension or the lines of railway of
the Canadian Northern Pacific and
to 0id the construction thereof, It Is
proposed that bhe government guarantee both principal and interest, the
latter at 1 1-2 per cent, per annum,
of the company's securities to an
amount, not exceeding $85,000 per
mile for the following short lines of
railway, which the company is authorized and empowered to construct,
maintain and operate,
A line from the north end of Westminster bridge to the city of Vancouver, eleven miles.
A line from the north end of Westminster bridge to Steveston, fifteen
miles, prior authorization of construction of which is legislatively approved.
A line from near Victoria on thc
authorized line In a generally northerly direction to the Vancouver
Island ferry terminal at Union Bay,
Barnirh  District, eighteen  miles and
the localities visited.
In all probability, it is stated, sittings will be held in the Crows' Nest
Pass   coal   mining   district,   in     tho
Nicola  Valley  and  in  the coal  mining districts on Vancouver Island. It
I will   be  necessary  to  visit  the  coal
mining centres in order that the accountant of the commission may examine the books of the various op- 1
erating  companies,  also  that      the '
views of coal consumers in such dis- I
tricts may   be  procured.     The   first
sitting, states Mr. Hums, will probably   be  held   within  the  next  two
weeks. 1
Mr. Burns was recently appointed
a police commissioner of Vancouver. |
over    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Nelth��r the terminals nor line ex-ithe completion of
tension enterprise may proceed unttljson w    t to C
NELSON, Feb. 11.���"That we send
rl ipul   I ion  to ; 0 31   ' ate  with the
delegations from R island, Trail and
sister cities to intei-vli-w the provincial go', i- ��� iui  ;���   01    th?   1 "-   ' on    if
the rend fro n Nol- -
'ii   "      ���-'���:���     : .<���< '
lation of interest on the investment
of this money, it will have reached
about ��18,000 by the time the instrument is built, the expectation being that it will be ready for the
important occasion of the opening of
j the first part of the Cathedral ln
\ three and a half years' time. This
sum is for the organ alone, and not
the organ cases.
Special Committee nnd Specification.
The specification was drawn up by
Mr. W. J. Ridley, nephew of Mrs.
Barrow, who is himself a brilliant
musician and an expert in all that
appertains to the technical side of
an organ he having had the advantage of making himself acquainted
with some of the biggest organs in
the world. The scheme has for
some months occupied the most careful attention of Mrs. Barrow's < om-
mittee, of which ihe members, In addition to Mr. Ridley, are Mr. F. H,
Burstall (Cathedral organist), Mr.
Charles Collins, and Mr. E. Towns-
heud Driffield, and the builders,
Messrs. Henry Willis -S*. Sons, the
famous firm who built the St.
George's hall organ, the flnesinstru-
nien in the Lady Chapel of the cathedral, and the organs in the parish
churches of Liverpool, Walton and
Port Sunlight.
Most Elaborate Devicesi
Speaking of the possibilities of
this gigantic instrument, it may be
said that not only will it embrace
the fullest and most modern equipment that organ architecture can
provide, but in size and capabilities
it will form the largest instrument
of its kind not only in Great Britain,
but in  Europe.
Specification Explained.
The Musical Times for this month
contains a very detailed and exhaustive description of the specification,
and from this admirable article we
quote some of the more salient
points. The following is the analysis of contents:
Pedal organ  33
Clioir organ    23
Orcnt organ   2S
Swell organ  ^1
Solo organ   2:1
Tuba  organ     fi
I" ho on-in    2".
Total number speaking stops, 167,
~ uplers, etc., 48
North and South Saanich, Oct. 3, 4.
Second Circuit���Vancouver, Aug.
30-Sept. 6: North Vancouver, Sept.
12, 13; Central Park, Sept. 17, 18,
jl9; Delta, Sept. 19, 20; Coquitlam,
Sept. 19; Mission. Sept. 23, 24;
Maple Ridge, Sept. 24, 25; Burquitlam, Sept. 27; New Westminster,
Sept. 29-Oct. 4.
I Third circuit���Kent, Seipt. 11, 12;
Abbotsford, Sept. 13; Chilliwack,
Sept. 18, 17; Aldergrove, Sept. 18;
Surrey, Sept. 23; Langley, Sept. 24;
Matsqui, Sept. 25, 26; Richmond,
Sept. 26, 27.
1 rourth circuit���Salmon Arm,
Sept. 23, 24; amloops, Sept. 24-26;
Kelowna, Oct. 1, 2; Armstrong, Oct.
8. 9; Penticton, Sept. 27, 28; Sum-
merland, Oct. 29-31; Okanagan Valley Apple Show, Nov. 4-7.
1 Fifth Circuit���Windermere, Sept.
1, 2, 3; Golden, Sept. 5, 6; Nicola
(Merritt), Sept. 10; Trr.il, Sept. 10.
17; Revelstoke, Sept. 16-18; Cranbrook, Sept. 18, 19; Crawford Bay,
Sept. 20; Nelson, Sept. 23, 24, 25;
Grand Forks, Sept. 25, 26; New
Denver, Sept. 30-Oct. 1; Arrow
Lakes, Oct. 2, 3; Greenwood, Oct. 7,
8; Kaslo, Sept. 14, 15.
Sixth circuit���Enderby, Aug. 20;
Fort George, Sept. 16, 17; Quesnel,
Sept. 19; Elk Valley, Sept. 20; Bella
Coola, Sept. 30; Graham Island
(Lawn Hill) betwi en Sept. 8 and
20; Bulkley Valley, between Sept.
30 and Oct. 15.
Wc represent the largest and strongest companies
of Canada and England���FIRE, LIFE, ACCIDENT
Total number of pipes, 10,667.
Total number of drawstop knobs. 215,
A Comparison.
Besides   being  the  largest,     organ
Iii the world, it will be additionally
supplies!communication   from   the    Ro.slandl n��te*orthy as being the first organ
ind  sub-1 board asking cooperation Inthe mat-  ?f,ov!i  10�� ��*������"!.-��" st,ops' ���t0. em,
M,.   *.-,, ,1   ���,    Stnrkev  was  ap-'       y correct principles of tonal
pointed as delegate from the Nelson
ooard Co wait  upon the government.
the Do ird 0! I
:��� ��� or.itt* m v as j
1 r, .-*,ni- e to i- ]
the    Ro !Bland j
LONDON, Feb. 12.���Leaving no
clew to their identity militant suf-
fragettes tod.-y burned down the refreshment hail In Regent's Park.
The words "votes for women" were
found scratched in the gravel nearby.
an Indemnification agreement satis-|inp of the council 0
factory to the province has been duly Trp.di 1: 1 nighl thi
executed  by the  Railway  Company, passed unanimouily
The current wage, local supplies |communication from
and materials purchased,
contract guarantee provisions ol tne
original Canadian Northern Pacific
Ast, of course, apply equally in thi:
1 w legislation, Coaslructlon or
1 ih of : he u;-w short liiifs which n
i pi po: "d to assist as abo\ ������ a 11
1 iri b is to be* in within bis wont'it
ol Uu- ps - sage 0' the legislation now
bi lore parliament and be completed
��� - qx before July 1. 1914, unit ss an
1 tension of time tor cause snail
have b >��� i previously granted by the
i.ii utenant-Qovi rnor-in-Councll,
So far as the lines of railway aided by Hiese new Canadian Northern '
Pacillc  measures  are  concerned,  the,
company  and  its capital stock  fran-,
chisss, Income, tolls and all properties and assets, which form pari of
or  all   used   in  connection   with   the ,
operation of the assisted line shall,!
until the flrst of July. 1924, be exempt   t ciuii all  taxation by,  with  or
without the authority of ths legl la
ture  of   British  Columbia  or  by   a
municipal  or    school    organization
within  ih" boundaries of ths prov-
Pacific   I'l'-lt    l.lislei-ll.
With respect to the I'm Iflc Great
i'.-i item, the bills are 1 hteily important by reason of proi Ision then In
1 ontalned tor the Increase of the In
teres! rate on tbe Provlnclally-guar-
anleed bonds of the company of one-
half ni one per cent, from four to
four and one-halt per cent., for
causes Indicated In ths introductory
paragraphs and incidental to prevailing stringency In ths financial
market and the resultant high cosl
0, money.
Legislative concurrence is also 1 x-
pressed In respect to the amended
policy of the company as to the lorn
tion of its main line "route, Authority beinn given for the road to
be built from the Suuamlsh river In
B general northerly direction, by the
most feasible route. Instead of, us
provided in the Act of 1912, northeasterly   to   I.illooet.   on   the   Fraser!         	
river,   and   thence   along   the   bank i
of the Fraser river, north to a June-  *-\ I'lMH.NG O FH.'I.KN GOULD AND
tion   with   ths  Grand  Trunk   Pacific j I INLIOY HHKI'Altl*.
Junction Hotel at Coquitlam Changes
Rands���Price iii the Neighborhood of $50,000.
COQUITLAM, Feb. G.���What ts
easily the largest realty deal consummated in this city since the big
boom two years ago, was complete-
yesterday morning, when the Junction Hotel, owned by Mr. T. W.
Quilty, was sold to Messrs. Beeton
and Hobbs, of Vancouver.
Although the deal is now practically complete, it is not likely tnat
the new owners will take formal
possession before March 1.
The price paid for the hotel and
five lots was in the neighborhood or
$50,000, although the exact figures
could not  be learned.
Mr. Quilty, who is an old timer in
Coquitlam, is somewhat undecided
yet as to his future plans, but in all
probability will make Ills new home
ln New Westminister, where he resided before coining to Coquitlam
some twelve years ago.
Loans.   Insurance.
Real Estate.
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
j design along with the infinite
variety of stops in earlier organs of
this size. The following figures afford  an   interesting comparison:
Speaking Ttl.
1!W���London���St. Paul's Cath'l     "
Vienna   St,  Stephen's  ...
1871- -London -Albert Hall .....
1890-Syaney���Town Hall 	
1918 .Hamburg -St.  Michael's
Llverpo >I���Cathedral   	
st 1
SOUTH VAXCOrvi-.It. Feb. 10.���
At today's special meeting of the
municipal council, new tenders for
the paving of Westminster road will
be called for, Reeve Kerr and Engineer W. A. Clement returned from
Victoria on Saturday. The reeve
states lhat the specifications chosen
at a recent meeting of the council
have been approved hy the government officials.
D elta    Motel
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
nor, B. -C5.      |^^^^^^^^^
All Modern Conveniences, Newly Furnished, Well Heated, Sample Room.    American and European    Plaa,      First-class    Cuisine.
Prompt Service.
Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Rates Reasonable.
The obligation upon the company
to carry its main line through I.illooet is also abrogated, or rather
varied to the extent that s point, In
the vicinity ot I.illooet. may be
touched instead-, these variations are
regarded as proven necessary by the
luickly "tops  ci-hkIi".  cjrci coulj. and   beol�� |"''    ""
��K throat and lungi. ta cast* jlat'ut'c.
Don't Wait Until the Rush.
Order Your Spring Suit Now
Manufacturers and Dealers ill all kinds oi
Shingles. Lath, Sash,
Phone R 14 Kburne
Doors Turnings and House Finishings
Prompt Delivery by Kail or Scow
The New York newspapers gave.
the nuptials of the queen phllan-
fhn '.Ni-1 ol Uncle Ham's wealthy
women and the brainy railroad mag-
Hrsl place in their news
PORTLAND,     Feb.     il.     B.
Walker,   a   sheep   buy:-:    lor   Frye   _r
Company,   of   Seattle,   dropped   dead
he  s'oek   yards   today   o.   heart
Don't Wait Til .Spring
to .get   your   harness   oiled, overhauled and repaired.    Do it now.
Taylor, the Harness Maker SA.
rntDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1913.
.^|KMW')')0 tWM��WmW4WM ��� J* j       TRIBUTE TO HONOR DEAD
MrB E <" c,.-i���.* ���, i ���,,--. itroduced a resolution seconded by
has been Boendw /hi ' ��i^W' 'Mr' Williams as Opposition Leader,
?*_-.>!,?- ?-���!"-"..._?e week v!slUn8,to the effect:
|    "That this House has learned with
-great regret of the death of Captain
friends in Vancouver.
22Sf 'in ihn.a^br'et v-.,t t0  Van" 'ambers  of  his party    after  their
A Provincial  Parliament  Passes  Beso-
J j       lution of Sympathy for Death
*! of Captain Scott.
m _. t     VICTORIA, Feb.  12.���The Prime
l+**************************************************>* Minister in the House yesterday in
Councillor W. A. Kirkland spent
Thursday in Vancouver on business.
j]r N. McDiarmid went to Vancouver, on Wednesday morning, on
business.  ^
Mr R- Vorhels, of East Burnaby,
was  in  Ladner  this   week,  visiting
M'ss E- Walter left for a five
weeks' trip to Los Angeles, on Wednesday afternoon.
! e*ian Lumber Company's mill.
J \ir.  Chapman,  the Ladner  woodworker, has returned from his brief
vjBH to Vancouver.
Mr. A. 0. Murphy, after an absence
of about a week, has returned to
Ladner, and will resume the manage-
���i, :,i of tbe construction of the Mc-
\ir. F. B. McLellan, who has been
temporarily managing the construction of the McLellan Lumber Com-
pany's mill here, in the absence of
Mr. A. O. Murphy, has returned to
Owing to the engine breaking
down, tlie work of drilling for new
wells at the East Delta pumping station, lias been discontinued for a
Bhort time, pending repairs.
Mr. (!. H. Shearer, of Seattle, who
lias been visiting with Rev. C. W.
Whittaker, left for his home city on
Thursday morning. Rev. Mr. Whittaker accompanied him to Vancouver.
Visit  McRea's  Pool  Room!    Full
lino of  pipes,  cigars  and  tobaccos.
Reeve H, D. Benson has not returned from California yet, but it
Is expected that in the course or a
I,-,v weeks he will once more take
the helm of the Delta municipality.
Mr.   ('.  S.   Handcock,  of  Enderby,
B.C.,    who    has    been    visitinjf   his
luslns, the Misses Lefroy, of "Bay-
view  Hall,"  East   Delta,  returned to
his borne town  this week.
couver on Thursday morning
On Thursday, thirteen of the members of the St. Stephen's church congregation commenced on the construction of the new church shed.
heroic efforts to each the Antarctic
Pole in the interests of science.
"Tifat the sympathy of this House
and of the people of the province of
British Columbia, be extended to
Mrs. Scott and to the families of
those_ who  unfortunately  perished.
And that His Honor,  the Lieutenant-Governor, be requested to for-
Mr.   and  Mrs.   John   Harris   wel
corned a new arrival in the form of
a baby daughter, last Tuesday morn- iward through the proper channels to
ing. Mrs.  Scott  and  to  Lord  Curzon  of
  jKedleston,  president    of  the Royal
Although   it   was   expected   that;Geographlcttl  Soclety copies  of  this
most of the farmers would have been |res,olutlon,*"    ....    _,     ���, _      ,    ���
able to commence plowing this week, L   " moy ng.ihl. Sir   R'chard    Mc-
according to the report, the ground Bm,e fald'     ?et?re the, H��U8^ pro:
is yet too firm ceeds to the business of the day, I
I  |wish to bring to the attention of the
. honorable  gentlemen  the  sad   news
Mr. A. Sinclair and Mr. E. John- conveyed by the press within the past
ston, both of the E. S. Sinclair shoe itwenty-four hours, in regard to the
store, New Westminster, were In 'catastrophe which befell Captain R.
town on Wednesday on a combined IF. Scott and his brave comrades ln
business and pleasure trip. ithelr    adventurous      expedition    in
  Bearch of the South Pole.    For some
Mr. J. Johnson and the postmaster, 'months   past   considerable   attention
A. deR. Taylor, left Ladner on Wed-ihaB been 6-ven by the newspapers
nesday at noon to make the journey !anti scientific men to the question of
to Vancouver by automobile They the outcome of Captain Scott's voy-
retumed on the evening of the same ia��e of discovery    and  scientiiic  re-
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lovlck, who
lost their home by fire at Boundary-
Bay, have returned to Ladner, and
are residing at the house lately occupied  by  Mrs.  William   Woodward.
Captain Oliver has commenced  to
search. Interest in this expedition
has been to a very considerable extent, intensified because of the success which Captain Roald Amundsen, the great .Norwegian explorer,
achieved in his marvelous dash to
tiie Pole. While the world at large
wa3 ready and glad to concede to this
remarkable man the full credit to
which  by  his  magnificent   aclhleve-
build a new home in I.adner. In jmeut, he was entitled, especial in-
order to make room for the new con-|terest also attached to the uuder-
struction, an old barn, one of the [taking of later inception, because of
well-known  landmarks,  Is being de-'the experience possessed  by Captain
During  the  recent   frost,  some  of
the ponds which had  formed on the
fields    throughout   the   Delta    were
used   by  the  young  people  to  enjoy,
ice skating.    Quite a number of Lad-[tageous results to science
Scott and the very exceptional provisions taken by him and by his committee which were complete in every
detail and which, it was agreed by
all authorities, should go iar toward
making his enterprise and its ad van-
and    the
went   out  to  Mr.   Lasse-
Mr, Walter Pybus is having his
difficulties tbls weather. Not only
lhe two children are sick with la
grippe, but Mrs. Pybus, but recently
recovering from a similar attack, Is
now threatened with serious throat
\ very pleasant time was spent at
ner  youths
ter's field.
Mr, S. VV. Walter met with an accident on Sunday while out skating
near the railroad track. The ice,
which was none too firm, gave way,
and he was immersed up to his wal_t
in water. A cold walk for three
miles followed this experience*.
An   informal  dance  was  given  by
the Howard Brothers in  their home
on    Westham    street,   last    Tuesday
- home of Mr.  Alexander, Trunk evening,  and  an  evening   of   social ;tain Scott passed through Sun Fran
road, on Friday evening, February 7. I good  fellowship was enjoyed  by tne |c*sc0  en   route   to  the   Dominion  of
a number of friends gathered j numerous friends who were present. U-Cw Zealand, where she had expect-
world's knowledge all that the highest expectation might desire.
Deserving of Honor.
"There was a general feeling that
v-(hen this explorer might be heard
fijoui he, too, would have news of ex-
a^t conditions at the Antarctic Pole.
I believe that it was expected that
just about now the relief steamer
woulu return from these far southern quarters bringing home again to
their families and friends the members of this very courageous and intrepid expedition, lt is, indeed, only
a few days since the widow of Cap-
in a Boclal time. Music, dancing and
games were provided until the small
hours of Saturday morning.
Music was rendered by the talented
brothers,   and   games   also   occupied
a portion of the time.
Maple Beach Addition, the old) SEEDS.���Timothy and Clover, Rye
Wliali-n property at Point Roberts, i Grass, Seed Oats. H. N. Rich, agent.
the summer home of scores of Lad-1 Brackman-Ker  Milling  Co.   has  the
ner people, has been cut into build-
in- lots and offered for-sale by Cur-
���    &    Dorgan,   New    Westminster,
li. C. *
usual assortment, and Mr. Rich Is
also Instructed to place a quantity
of the new Victory Oats among the
Delta farmers on usual terms. Samples may be seen at his office.
McRea's   Pool   Room!     Full
pipes,   cigars   and   tobaccos.
- l|:i/.el and Ray Hutcherson
entertained a number of their young
��� ���nils al a social evening lasi Mon-
night, A< progressive whist
! ���'��� occupied a large portion of the
' ie, although music and games were
* i enjoyed. Refreshments were
served In fore the party disbanded at
I   o o'clock Tuesday morning.
The   arrivals  at   the   Delta
this   week   are:   II.   Swenson.
Helnze,  Vancouver;   F.  Henley
couver;    J,   A.   Graham.    Vancouver
,1.    VV.    Forrest,    Vancouver;    S,   H,
Greer, Vancouver: .1. ('. lirown, 'Vancouver;   C. A.  M.cKillop, Vancouver;
H.   C.   Emmons,   New   Westminster;
Fred Elliott, Vancouver; a. S. Joyce.
Vancouver;   John  Stone,  Point  Robert--:    It.   C,   Harker.   New   Westmin-
I ster.
ed to rejoin her distinguished husband from whom she had been separated for so many long and weary
"The meagre press dispatches that
tell o fits final tragedy are also amply  sufficient  to  show   us  that  this
last attempt of Captain Scott and his
companions   to   write     their   names
with  honor  in   the  history  of  great
scientific  achievement   was   not  barren  of    commendable     results.      It
seems that from the time the party
TTotellwas  landed   at   its     first     Antarctic
Chas. base all the  details of  the arrange-
Vanl|mentS were well carried out, and that
of Lady Franklin here in the years
ago, when she was making her
courageous efforts to secure some
traces of her lost husband. She
came to this province and spent some
little time here while endeavoring to
ascertain how far relief operations
might be carried from this western
base with reasonable chances of success. The fate of Captain Scott
brings back to us the awful end of
Sir John Franklin and his scores of
companions while engaged in exploration and research In the Arctic
"When the history of Arctic and
Antarctic discovery comes to be
written, the record of Scott and his
men will stand out as exemplifying
the highest sense of duty to science,
to knowledge and to King and their
country's fame."
Ottawa Capitalists Are Erecting on
'i ' Eraser Sawmill With Daily
Capacity of loo.ooo Feet
PORT (il'.ORGE, Feb. 5.���Inform-
'ion .was received here this week
lr,"n Mr, a. k. Bourchler that cap-
Itallsts, forming an Ottawa firm,
���i' proceeding actively with Che
"*��rk of Installing a largo capacity
  on the Fraser River In      the
vtclnity of Dome creek.    Tho mom-
1       ''hose names have not yd been
" d,   have   already     erected     a
warehouse at Mile 58, *. C, in
11 the plant will bo stored as It
A   small   portublo   mill   Is
��J1  lhe ground  being set up to
,;"   timber for the large mill.
limits  owned   by   tho  company
1   principally in Goat  river, slim
' ll     and    Slim  lnke,  above     the
1 Canyon, about 14o miles easl
!h'�� Place,    Timb.'r  Cruiser   Ed-
*u"ds,  who slaked  the timber,  will
"   remembered by old-timers bore.
1    McCale,  a lumberman    well
���"'������n  ie  ibis section,  Is in charge
":  ;|"   work,    The mill  will havo a
opacity of 100,000 foet a day.
. KERRISDALE, Point Grey, Feb.
'- Attacking In strong terms tho
Proposed secession of ShaughneBsy
lits from Point Grey, branding
m ,'"!<w,'ntB of that section as "a
M' ii Id -be exclusive set," and petitioning the government by resolution
" 'Ske no action In the matter un-
'" ;t fuller investigation can be had,
Prominent Point Grey men spoke last
J'Rht to a mass meeting of citizens
*nat crowded the council chamber
"��� "io municipal hall.
jment3 Captain Scott had been able
ito reach the Pole. And it is gratifying indeed, when he succeeded so
well, that evidence was taken corroborating that ol" the explorers who
some time previous also accomplished this remarkable feat. The return
'trip seems to have been well under
iway when by reason of a st-rier of
misfortunes the explorer and his
companions were unable to continue
Itheir homeward journey; that they
__���_.__        i- ������ .-   ~ .   ., ���     'wire obliged to abandon their march
Wester,, |. ���el Company i.s Expending |{�� affir n��t  encampment and give
themselves up as lost.
Heroism  of  High Order.
NANAIMO, Feb. 11.���An output) "The annals of neither Arctic nor
of one million tons of coal for the Antarctic exploration and discovery
year 191-1 is what Mr. Thomas Stock- dlsc'oao Instances of heroism ol
ett, general manager of the local higher order Ihanthat exhibited by
mines of the Western Fuel Co., and ��?'?ta_?_ ��?i.
other high officials of lhe company
$800,000  ni   Reserve Mine���A
Million Toils for Next Year.
expect us the result of the extensiv
development  work  now  under way
and projected in connection with the
exploitation of the vast coal areas in
Nanaimo  and  vidnlty.
Mr.   Stocked   stated   he   expected
the  main  shall   al   the  new   Reserve
and his companions
We read how one of the men of the
party finding himself so badly frosl
bitten as to be unable to continue,
voluntarily sacrificed himself that
his comrades might press on, They
went   forward,  alas.  In   vain.      ('apt.
Scoit and the others found thai they
too were unequal to the task of
reaching  the spol    whers  some of
Ex-Premier    of New    South    Wales
Gives an Interesting Interview
on Arrival at Yokohama.
(From The British Columbian.*
Mr. Charles Gregory Wade, K.C,
ex-premier, attorney-general and
minister of justice tor New South
Wales, arrived at Yokohama after a
short tour through the Kamlgata
district (sta/tes Reuter's Tokio correspondent), and was duly interviewed  by  the local  press.
He pointed out that Australia occupied quite a special position in relation to Imperial federation as compared with Canada, more particularly by virtue of her remoteness
from the metropolis. For instance
whereas Canada was only four days'
sail from English ports, Australia
was six weeks' sail���a very material
difference when the feasibility or
otherwise of representation iu an
Imperial Federal Parliament came to
be considered. Moreover, the
economic relations between England
and Canada were much more important, and in that respect the tie binding the Dominion to the Mother
Country was closer than in the case
of Australia and consequently for
Canadians Imperial Federation constituted a much more vital isBue
than for Australians.
The feeling in Australia, therefore,
said Mr. Wade, while wholly loyal
to Great Britain, and emphatically
averse from cutting adrift as an independent state, was nevertheless
one of skepticism as to the possibility of implementing a working and a
satisfactory plan of Imperial Federation. Difficulties would also crop
up in connection with the apportionment of representation, for it could
not be supposed that Great Britain
would consent to an arrangement
which would give Canada, Australia
and the Cape a preponderating
voice ln the settlement of foreign affairs.
Canada and Australia.
As indicative of the salient difference between the positions of Canada and Australia respectively, Mr.
Wade pointed out that the former
was contributing to Great Britain
the sum of 17,000,000, sufficient for
the construction of three Dreadnoughts, while Australia was creating the nucleus of her own fleet,
which would ordinarily remain in
Australian waters, although it was
probable that In the event of war It
would be placed at the disposal of
tho Imperial government for service
wherever needed. For the time being this fleet would have to be manned  by British sailors.
"It is erroneous," said Mr. Wade,
"to suppose that there is any strong
feeling in Australia against the Japanese as a people.     The best public
opinion strongly deprecates abuse of
tIio Japanese, and it is only the anti-
Japanese Press that indulges in such
tactics.      As   regards  our   fears   for
the  safety of tihe country,  this is a
general apprehension, and Is not dl-
! reded specifically against Japan.    It
j is simply recognized that, the unpro-
; tected   condition   of  our   west  coast
jand   the  absence  of  a  white  settlement  In  North     Australia    offer    a
| temptation to any country in urgent
need of suitable outlets for a growling population.
i     "The  reason   why   in   this  contest
both Japan and China have been re-
I ferred   to   as   potential   invaders   Is
] because they aro our nearest neigh
bors.     It is not. only the present that
j has   to   be   considered   by   practical
- statesmen,   but   the   possibilities   of
the future, when International politics  may  wear  an  entirely  different
i Referring in conclusion to the Immigration question, Mr. Wade pointed out that Australia did not discriminate against the Japanese. Her
Immigration law provided an educational test which was applicable to
all  races alike.
mine located on the delta of the their relief stores had been placed
Nanaimo river, to i��- bottomed by several months before, and the
the ��-nd of March, shipping 600 diaries show thai they then full,
tons of coal a day before the end of realised thai Duy find uo other
the year and reaching o daily output coarse than to give themselves up to
Of 1500 tons before the end of 1014, death.
Up to date half a million dollars has "Those diaries, what a splendid ex-
been expended ill and about the Re- ample they present of the quiet hero-
lerve mine, and the work wben com- Ism of Britishers face to face with
pleted und in a condition to ship death. When those nun realized
coal will represent an expenditure Of that there was no Inng but death
..,,,. ..���,. slead ol   lame  before  Ihcni.  th.it  all
'���i'M'���UUy��� , ���-.,  hope   of   return     to   the   world   and
Tho main shaft is now down 87- (luill. -,���������,,, lmls, -j,, abandoned.
feet und will be sunk to 1000 feet, llu,y stm wen, iengR,le or the lm-
at which depth it is expected the coal portant scientific value or their work
struts, will be struck the latter part and discoveries and accepted the at-
of March. |.aching  responsibility;     they calmly
In expending $800,000 at the Re- Carried that work and the record or
serve mine the company Is certainly jn 0n up to the very last moment, so
demonstrating its faith In the future ;t*1:,t it might not be lost to the credit
of Nanaimo but the company's plans 0f the Empire and of the world. In
do not stop at the expenditure of ,the account given in Captain Scott's
nearly a million dollars in the open- diary there is the strong character
Ing of tho now mine, but lt intends ot tho mnn exhibited, even when no
and has commenced with Improve- doubt weighed down with disease
ments to No. 1, including tlle open- and anxiety special pains were taken
Ing of  a new  haulage  way  In  the ,10 mark all of the discoveries of the
;"'""/'%" ;,rai,nr""''""' \%&��l>2& 1ss"_li-2��-^,s
thousands of dollars.       carry   a,on(_   wlth   tl|,.m   i;(.0|opl(.���|
 ���"���" specimens   of   great   value,   so   much
Deficit of f25,000. Jthat  they command  special   mention
In giving a short summing up ot:in the despatches of yesterday cven-
���   Hospital  Irk.
Of Peculiar Interest.
NBL80N, Feb.  12.���The board of
'""illation appointed to consider the
""nands of the miners employed at
^'"'y mines in  the Kootenay    dls-
r" bas brought In a majority report
ar'ng  that  the  Increase of  fifty	
.*��t8 per day asked for all classes or I the  work "of  the General  Hospital ing.
.",""r  inthe mines Is not    Justified,   during the past year, Mr. W. F. Sal-
'"l">rt Is signed by W. H. Bui- |sbury. chairman of the board, at I "The foyuge of Captain Scott and
���' Webster, chairman, and C. R. the annual meeting last night stated his party to the south seems to me
, '"'"Iton, K.C, representative en the the deficit for the year amounted to to possess a peculiar In tered to I.**l
'"l,ri1 of mine owners l|25,000. |lRl1   Columuia.   because   of   the   visi
Important Change in Provincial Land
Policy in Bill Introduced ln
VICTORIA, Feb. 8.���Important
changes in provincial lands and forests legislation are proposed in the
ministerial measures brought to the
House yesterday, the former rejecting the system of the past in charging for pre-empted Crown lands and
offering instead free holdings for
settlers, who will be required to pay
merely the $2 record fee and $10
for Crown grant. .The standard size
of a holding will continue to be 160
acres, although power is. retained
in the minister of lands to decide as
to the size of any individual preemption, or to reject an application
entirely, if such action appears to
him in the public interest, an explanation of this provision being
found possible ln the fact that many
Orientals have heretofore sought to I
take advantage of the pre-emption j
law in securing possession of provincial lands. I
The minister is also empowered to
allot pre-emptions, if it is deemed in
the public interest, even in such reserve  localities  as  provincial  parks.
As against the loss of revenue involved in this new policy, the amendment to the Forests Act provides for
an increase of the royalty collected
on timber cut on Crown lands from
50 cents to one dollar per thousand
feet, board measurement, such increase, however, not taking effect
until three years hence. There are
also found in the Forests' Act
Amendment Bill provisions extending the time for timber holdings
surveys, upon recommendation of
the surveyor-general, enlarging the
prohibition of expOrt of unsealed
timber by making such timber and
the tugs towing it both liable to
seizure and confiscation: prescribing reforms in timber markings, and
increasing the annual collections for
forest protection service from timber licenses, leases and owners of
timber lands. ""
Whereas this impost has been one
cent per acre per annum under the
forestry legislation of 1912, it will
be one and one half cent In future,
the government continuing to contribute dollar for dollar.
Professional Advertising
The physician hu a tl(n an hi*
doar. That I* an advartlsamant to
tha paMer.by. Comparatively f��w
paopla tae tha *tgn however.
Why net carry your ��l(n Into'all
tho beet homee In town ? Yew
ean do eo by a Claasl. .ed Want Ad.
and without lota of professional
dlrnlty too.
I a   ���   ������r-.rat
Tor Sale, For Exchange, Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Lorn, Found, Work
Wanted, Situation*! Vacant, 1 cent pin-
word. Minimum, 26 cents for any one
advt. These rates for ca��h with order.
All W.inl Ads. must be ln by 2 p.m.
on Thursday.
>!ud Yields Two Bodies.
Two bodies were discovered in the
mud of False Creek yesterday afternoon. One was found at the foot
of the Carrall street dump. The-
other was uncovered at the foot of
Drake street, near thc Canadian Pacific Railway roundhouse. From
appearances both are the bodies of
working men and both came lo death
by accident or suicide. Neither body
is thought to have any collection with
the other nor, at the present time,
is foul play suspected by the police.
Lengthen Chcsliikoe.
Within the next few days the British Columbia Marine Hallway will
commence actual construction work
on the lengthening of the Union
Steamship Company's vessel Ches-
lakee, which is at present occupying
a berth on tho ways at Esquimau,
according to word received yesterday
from Victoria.
Live and Dead farming
Stock, furniture
and Effects
Comprising, i heavy horses and
mares from t to s years old; driving
mare In roal*. two-yar old colt; yearling colt; r> dairy cows with call fiiul
down calving; H store pigs; I dossn
chickens; 14 hives or bees; an assortment or nearly new Implements,
including mower, binder, tedder,
plows, and harrows, poT-Uo planter,
digger and cultivator, wagons, buggy
and sets or harness, disc drill, seeder,
fanning mill, root cutter, chaff cutter. Melolte separator, scraper, tools,
etc.; also the Useful assortment oT
furniture, range, Williams piano,
gramaphone and records, sewing machine, kitchen, parlor and bedroom
suites, stove, crockery, tinware, etc.,
Which Ml!, il. N. RICH has received
Instructions from Mr. Thomas Thirkle to sell by auction on his farm,
Fairview road, one mile south of
I.adner, on
Tuesday, February 25th.
Luncheon will be provided.   Terms
i     Auction  O-flOM!   l-adner,   K.C.
Holy Communion, fir--' and third
Sundays at 11 a.m.. second fourth
Sundays at S a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 1" a.ill . 'Zoning
Service at 7.30 p ni Wednusday
evening, T.ltany at * 30, Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A.,  vicar.
ISnptist Church.
Pastor, ttev. C. n. I'lunden.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.I
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.80 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of the Ladies'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, 2
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.30
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sun-
ilny  school.  .   p.m.;   singing practice
and Gospel service, Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held overy
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909: Parochial
mass at 10.80 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
low mass the following Monday, fi
a.m. K. Kients*. D.L.. parish priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m, nnd 7.30 p.m.; clnss meeting.
after the morning service every Sunday; Sabbath school nt 10 n.in. every
Sunday: lOpworth League every evening ui S o'clock. Hqv. C. Wellcsley
Whittaker,  pastor,
St. Andrew's I'renbyterlan.
Ben (OSS   next    Lord's    Day    :it    1 1
a.m, and 7.80 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.80
o'clock; Sunday school at -.30 p.m
Itov.  .1.  J.   Hastie,   minister.
Any corrections in above names or
times should be sent to the office
of the Delta Times. Ladner.  B.C.
FOR SALE���Second-hand piano, in
good condition, only $125. Hlcka
��_ l.ovick Piano Co., Ltd., 1117
Granville street, Vancouver, B.C.
WE HAVE a used piano In almost
perfect condition, fully guaranteed,
at $290; terms. $25 cash and $10
per month. Hicks & Lovlck Piano
Co., Ltd., 1117 Granville street.
Vancouver, H.C.
FOR SALE���Registered pedigreed
mare "Lotty Orr," by "Langtry
lorn"; dam, "Herodot"; coming
three years; make fine driver.
Seen any time. Arthur Lovlck,
FARM TO LET���By tender, 4 miles
from Ladner, good pasturing, stables, sheds, etc. Tenders to be received by February 241 h. For
particulars apply A. Lovlck, Ladner.
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Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds oi
Your Patronage Solicited
Delta Telephone Co., Ltd.
Incorporated   1010.
We are prepared to instn'l single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance In connection with
our service. Apply to
A. Delt. TAYLOR. Sec.
Advertise ia Delta Tidies
Ileginniiig Hopteinber t.
Via Steveston and
8.S.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancou ver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves LadMr���8:30 a.m. and 3:30
Leaves Steveston on arrival of car
leaving Granville street, Vancouver, station at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. New Westminster passengers
will take car leaving at 8:00 a.m.
and 3:00 p.m. for Eburne car, to
connect with the boat.
Applications   will   ba  refeelved  by
���\i [��� Ita Muni Ipal row- -1! up :;,;
Friday, Feb, 2 1, fur the following positions: Assessor for 1913, applicants
to    stale    salary    required;     .Medical
Health Officer, applicants to state
salary required, said salary to cover
all services under act.
Ladner.  February  10,  1913.
The  annual   meeting nt  the  Delta
(���aiiie Protective Association will bs
held in the Municipal Hall, Ladner,
I at  two p.m..  Wednesday,  February
19,   1913.
A   d-R. TAYLOR,
i Secretary.
Taylor Electric Co.
Handle all electric appliances
and are prepared to Install
electrical systems of all kinds.
Agents   for   (.ulck   Mt   Light.
V.    DeA.   TAYLOR,    Manager.
Successor to P. C. Clark
AND ���
Generi.! Blaclismithing THE DELTA TIMES
after production.    This classification
does   not   set   out   'certified  milk'
_ __._ ��� __. which   your   commission    recogniezs
nfTA  I pn     R"rl.RT:,s   -)einS   the   ideal   form   of   milk.
ULINILLU     II-.IU1I.   especially   for   Infants,   but   which,
  [Under    present    conditions    in    this
i Province,  is rather  difficult  of gen-
Compretieu8ive Review ol II. C. Milk oral  attainment.    It is hoped, how-
In.lnsliv ami Its Problems and       :over*   that   the   necessary   conditions
.,,_ ��.,,���.-������ for   the   production   and   supply   of
un   solution, certified milk will be reached at no
  I distant  date.
I "Your commissioners further rec-
VlCTOlilA. Jan. 29.���In its report ommended that all milk sold should
recently submitted to tbe local legis- he required to be plainly labelled
lature the Milk Commission linds and us proper classification shown
that in all the more populous centres 'thereon. ,Milk which cannot be
of tiie Province the chief require- guaranteed and labelled as 'approv-
nieut to assure a pure milk supply |ed' or 'pasteurized' or 'certified
iii the possession of adequate power milk' should not be allowed to be
by   the   local   authorities   to   control,sold.
that supply from the point of pro- j "It may be observed that at the
duction onward through the various'present time no bacteriological ex-
stages of handling to the point of laminations of milk are being con-
ultimate consumption by the public, (ducted by the civic authorities in the
^^^^^^ For Local Control,!	
It would seem the more necessary
that the control should be local be-
Province, although In Vancouver,
under the auspices of the Vacnouver
Medical  Milk  Commission,   some  ot
cause of the fact that each dislrict | this work is being done ln a purely
has its own  distinct needs and  pe-, voluntary  capacity.       It   seems   to
culiar conditions. It Is regarded as
distinctly advantageous, however,
that a standard or standards be
lixed with respect to milk, applicable to the entire Province. In
this connection the observations of
the New York Milk Commission are
"Proper    milk    standards,    while
ti" r       .-.^"-1    *0    r,f(lrl���,,|    mill{
your commissioners that the time
has come when, ln the larger centres
at. least, bacteriological examination
should be Insisted upon.
The Source of Supply.
"Cattle: That in order to ensure
lhe best conditions at the source of
supply, that is the farm, the standard regulations under the Contag-
'���'<   Diseases  (..animal)  Act,  1897-
control by public health authorities, Kill, should be continued and en-
have as their object the protection forced throughout the Province.
of Ihe milk consumer. They are But. iu regard to the concluding por-
also necessary for the ultimate well- tion of the said standard regula-
being ot the 'milk industry Itself. I ions, reciting the various grades
Public confidence is an asset of the|that   shall   be   allotted   to   farmers,
highest value in ihe milk business.
The milk producer is Interested in
proper standards for milk, since
these contribute to the control of
bovine tuberculosis and other cattle,
diseases and distinguish between the
good producer and the bad producer
dairymen and cow keepers, your
commissioners recommend that the
following regulations only be retained:
"Grade A: Premises should be in
a sanitary condition within the
meaning   of   the   conditions    as    set
The milk dealer is immediately forth in tho above standard, and the
Classified by milk standards, either herd tested once every six months
into a seller of first-class milk or,for tuberculosis and found free from
second-class milk, and such distinc- that disease; and that a remaining
tion gives to the seller of first-class ^hree grades be. no longer perniis-
milk the commercial rewards of:SjbIe. Your commissioners also
which he is deserving, while il in- 'recommend that the text of the regu-
Jlicts Just penalties upon the seller Ration, Grade A, above recited, have
of second-class milk. For mill" added thereto the following words:
consumers the setting of definite j "The Government veterinary in-
standnrds, accompanied by proper Upector is empowered to decide the
labelllng. makes It possible to know measure of compliance with these
the exact character of the milk pur-'regulations.'
ehased, and to distinguish good milk| "With respect to the carrying into
from bad. In tho matter of public effect of these regulations, your enm-
beah'' administration, standards are Imlssioners feel bound to state thnt
absolutely necessary to furnish they consider the number of lnspec-
definitions around which tho rules tors omploeyd throughout the Prov-
and regulations of city health de- *nce upon this work is entirely inpayments can be drawn and the'adequate to properly secure compli-
milk supply efficiently controlled." ance with the standard regulations:
Infant Mortality. |and they recommend that additional
ln dealing particularly wilh the .inspectors be appointed, these to be
subject of infant mortality, the com- certified veterinary surgeons and
missioners bear witness ln their re- graduates of some recognized voter-
port "that the heavy infant mortal- ,inary college
Ity ln the larger cities of the Prov
Inee, particularly during the summer
Compulsory Tests Required,
"Your    commissioners    have    no
months,  is In  considerable measure |heSltation In recommending that the
turn to bowel and Intestinal troubles
and one of the chief causes of these
ailments is bad milk. The infantile
mortality of Vancouver in 191_, due
to diarrhoea, was forty-nine out of
a total of 1,719 deaths at all ages;
of Victoria, eighteen out of 617;
New Westminster, eight out of a
total of 506; Kamloops, eighteen
out of a total of G61 (always serious
in this district), and Nanaimo, eight
out of a total of 172. Except for
some  efforts by a  few  medical  men
tuberculin testing of all dairy cattle
should be made compulsory throughout the Province of British Columbia, and the consequent slaughter of
diseased animals. They aro glad to
be able to say that they have found
concensus of opinion among the
farmers with scarcely a dissentient
in support of this course being
adopted. It being now known that
bovine tuberculosis is transmissible
to man, and that the usual channel
for  the transmission  of this disease
nothing has so far been done in an ls by means of milk, vour commis
attempt to deal with this serious g*0ners are satisfied that, no steps
problem. It may be that it lias ,.lk-n to avert the spread of this
never occurred to civic represents- cl-a.��llv disease of tuberculosis can
rii-m   and   nffirim.   to   inquire   Into ,���, ,0l. ltroBgi
the circumstiinces nad causes of In-1 "Your commissioners have all the
fantile mortality In their own par- n,m.f, confidence in submitting this
Ocular districts when the annual re- recommendation owing to the satis-
turu of births and deaths has come!fa-tory results they have witnessed
before them. If this had been done, from the tuberculin testing which
���ome stops would surely bave been ha8 B0 far been carried out In Brit-
taken in an endeavor to reduce the m, Columbia with the voluntary ac-
���'* '-' ": " haiian life which is quiescence of the fanners, by the
so marked a feature of modern civil-Igovenrment veterinary Inspectors.
laauOu i-j oui i.*-���-i' cities. There, -^ ls iU.su.vn U) ,)0i���l out that
can be no question that some stops L.-,,,n once tiho P-,t*R of the Prov-
shonld be adopted to diminish In- jnoe *,.lv��� been properly tested and
fantile mortality. Tbe most, urgent |- pro-,,ss or exterminating tubercii-
need as n means of re randy is a 1()S*B ������ W(,n ,nulor wnyi lt wm ,-nt
pure milk supply. Perhaps the best be necessary to maintain so large
means or ensuring this would be by ., staff ()f inspectors as nt first may
the Institution or special milk depots |)(, necessary
preferably   by the civic  authority of.     while'it'ls not directly a'part of
eecb district." ,)h-  qnpfcttons referred  to your com-
Mllk Classification. Imlssloners   it   has   been   brought   to
Having n-gard to all the facts and thei- notice that, largely as a result
Circumstances reviewed In lhe report, Iof tnore being no system of meat Inthe commissioners submit tho follow- Ispectlon in this Province, the caring   recommendations: Icasses   of   cattle    which    had    been
"Classification of milk: Milk slaughtered for tuberculosis havo
should   be   classified.       The  general |been or are being sold to thn butch-
public, hns s right to know what they
are trUylng and v.hat they are getting.
They should know also what any
classification means. Your commission recommends that, the classification  should  bo:   1���  approved  milk;
ers for disposal to the public. It
has seemed to your commissioners
that strong represents!ions should
be made to your Government upon
this matter In order that some limit-
it Ion   should   be   placed    upon    this
2, pasteurized milk.     Approved milk'kind of traffic
to  OOnslBl   of  clean   raw   milk   from l Xo Lessen  Risks.
healthy cows, us determined by the "importation of Cattle: Your com-
tuberculln test and physical exam- Iniisslonors also consider lt advisable
imitlon by a certified certificated'aH a means of lessening tho risk of I
veterinary, the cows to bo fed, water- tuberculosis Infection that all cattle'
ed, housed and milked under good purr.hac-d and entering the Province
sanitary conditions. All persons l0f British Columbia should lie ac-
who come ln contact, with the milk |Companled by a certificate of a prop-
must exercise scrupulous cleanliness Lrly qualified veterinary Inspector,
and not harbor the germs of typhoid md that every importer be required
or scarlet fever, tuberculosis, dlph- ,0 mport to the Depatment of Agrl-
therla or any other Infectious dli- culture of this Province that he ln-
ease liable to be conveyed by milk. ] tends to bring in new cattle, so that
"The milk ls to bo delivered in those may be tested by the inspec-
���terlllzod containers not exceeding ,o__* of this Province within a rea-
-<J  degrees  Fain*,  until  it  reaches|��onabIe period.
the consumer,  and to  the  said  con-1     'Compensation:    Tho   principle  of
Burner    to    be    dollvered   in   bottles'compensation   for   the   slaughter    of
Which   have  hein   properly  cleansed j cattle   Buffering    from    tuberculosis!
and    sterilized    before    use.       Such "having  been   adopted   by  this  Prov-
milk   should   contain   less   than   ono luce,  It  Is considered  by your com-!
hundred thousand bacteria per cubic missioners that the amount allowed,;
centimeter, Shaving  been   fixed   somo  years   ago, j
Pasteurized  milk to consist  of:       when   the  value   of  cattle  was  con-j
Marketing   Milk. |slderably less  than   it  Is  today,  tho
"Milk   which   lias   be.-n   subjected -O-d-taU-n   value  should   bo  lncreas-i
In  a dosed  vessel to a temperatureM*       Your   commissioners  consider
of   HO   deg.  Fahr.   for  twenty  min-  'hat $100 Is not too large a sum to
utes;  or  140 to  14E  dog.  for thirty!'1"'   as  such   value   for  a   grade  cow
minutes,  and Immediately  thereafter j .
refrigerated to at leaflt 4C>  dog.  and
kept   at   that   temperature   until   de- j
llvercd to etch ciinsumer In    bottles I
which  have been  properly  sterilised
before use, within torty-eicht hours |
.'tic   family   remedy   for   Coughs   and Coldi
Shilot. costi  to  little   and dees   so much!'
and $150 for a pure bred cow. They
recommended that compensation of
twe-thirds of the value of a slaughtered oow, Instead of one-half, as
is now the practice, should be allowed  to the owner.
"Your commissioners desire to
point out that by increasing the compensation ln this manner the Government would have the hearty cooperation and goodwill of the farmers, and this would greatly facilitate
ithe stamping out of disease in the
! lu-rds of the province. By paying
this higher proportion of compensation, they are of the opinion that
it would not put the Province to
a greater total loss, insomuch as the
.work would undoubtedly be done
both more speedily and more easily.
Moreover, after the first two years
the necessity for paying compensation would occur very seldom, If at
"Your commissioners recognize
that a certain dlepletion of herds
would result from the adoption of
the steps which they recommend,
and they therefore respectfully beg
to suggest that if the Government
could see its way to assist in the
restoration of the balance by importing sound cattle and placing them
at tiie disposal of ihe -"-wiieis of
slaughtered animals, this would not
only be of great assistance to such
owners, but r- safeguard to the public, whic'i depends upon the milk
supply of t_.n Piovlnce.
To  Maintain  Communication.
"Transportation���As has been
pointed out. it is necessary to maintain the chain of comniunicalion between the producer and the consumer ln an effective manner, in
order to ensure a pure milk supply.
To this end your commissioners consider that the necessary regulations
should be imposed upon the tr-tns-
portation companies to compel them
to convey milk to its destination In
such a manner as to ensure it reaching the consumer in as good condition as it Is received by them from
the producer, and abuses such as
are referred to in this report be rendered impossible.
"Clean cars, ventilated for the conveyance of milk exclusively should
be required to bo provided, and during the summer months, from May 1
to September 30, ice should be placed
on the top of the cans to prevent
the temperature of the milk being
Increased. Your commissioners are
advised that there has been or is
about to be placed upon the market
a patent milk can insulated by a
jacket of some non-conducting material, which retains tho temperature
of the milk at which it was received
at the point of shipment. Your
commissioners regret, that/they have
not been able to secure some definite
nformation about this invention,
which they believe would go far toward solving what they recognize as
being a very difficult part of the
problem of supplying pure milk, but
If such a vessel for the conveyance
of milk can be obtained, they suggest that Its use should be required
by shippers ot milk during the hot
weather. Your commissioners further recommend that sheds *3lth
pioper protection aglanat the sun,
dust and weather, be provided by
the transportation companies for the
reception of milk for conveyance, in
the place of the open, exposed platforms now in use upon the railways.
Highly Desirable.
Distribution���In view of the
complaints by milk dealers as to the
condition in which milk* arrives ln
the cities, It Is considered by your
commissioners to be highly desirable
that all milk coming Into a city
should be delivered at a central
depot or depots and should then be
Inspected by the city authorities before being released to the retailers
for distribution, nnd the same should
then and there be certified as being fit for human consumption as
fresh milk, and If not found so fit,
should be destroyed.
"Imported Milk-Strong ropresen-
tations have loon made to your com
missioners lu regard to the milk
coming Into this Province from foreign sources. This milk may be
produced under conditions far Inferior to those called for by the regulations already suggested, and over
which conditions Ihe Provincial authorities have no jurisdiction. Serious consideration has boon given to
this question and your commissioners are thoroughly alive to Its Importance iib well as to Its difficulties.
They feel, however, that the only
solution of the difficulty rests with
the municipal authorities, who, while
they may not be able to prevent
milk from coming ln from foreign
sources, can, If the necessary power
Is given them, make regulations to
prevent its use within their districts
unless they are satisfied that the
conditions under which it Is produced are equal to those Imposed
upon the milk pro_;:ccr3 of thc Province.
In Hands of Speculators.
"There are grounds for believing
that, provided that, milk supplied
from foreign sources Is produced
���under proper conditions, It ls Inadvisable at tho present time to cur-
tall this, Inasmuch as such curtailment, might seriously jeopardize the
milk supply ln this Province. The
fact that the milk supply of British
Columbia Is not today equal to the
demand is, it appears to your com-
nlssioners, due to the fact that a
nrge portion of the farming land of
tho Lowef Mainland Is, owing to the
ncreased land values, ln the hands
of speculators, and Is therefore unproductive. There is no reason to
doubt that If this were not so, and
thpse lands were producing, as they
should be, the people would not havo
to depend upon any foreign milk
"Legislation���In regnrd to legislation, as far as your commissioners
have been able to ascertain, both the
Dominion and the Province have
legislation affecting the milk supply
of this Province, the' Dominion being
the paramount authority. Under
the Pure Food Act, the Federal legislature has set a standard of food
valuis. Your commissioners recom-
aieud that Uile standard be adopted
as the Provincial standard of any
legislation which the Government
mny see fit to promote. In order
to cany the existing Pure Food Act
Int.) effect and secure convictions
against dishonest milk vendors, it Is
necessary to have Dominion analysts appointed for this Province, and
has rendered the satisfactory working of the Act impossible.
Four Analysts Sufficient.
"It is not clear to your commissioners why this condition of affairs
��� has been permitted to remain so
long unremedied, and they recom-
imend that steps be taken to provide
jfor the appointment of as many Do-
Iminton analysts" as may be necessary
jto carry out the provisions of the
Istatutes. At present, four such analysts may be sufficient, one for the
Mainland, two for the upper country, and one for the Island. In
this way the Pure Food Act would
be rendered an effective means of
protecting the public.
"Provincial enactments: There
does not appear, however, any reason why a good workable act should
not be put in force for this Province
by the Provincial Legislature; nor
why, if any question of right in regard to such legislation occurs between the Province and the supreme
authority, the Dominion, permission
should not he obtained from the Dominion so that satisfactory legal machinery should exist for safeguarding t.i-e vital interests of the people
nf this Province In connection with
this question of milk supply.
""rour commissioners recommend
that under such an act .power be
given to municipalities to make bylaws regulating the condition of the
milk supply in their own districts,
the standards for which, however,
should be set by the Provincial statute. This is necessary to do away
with varying local standards such as
have* been already formulated, but
which your commissioners understand are really inoperative.
Responsibility    Duplicated.
"In this connection, it may be
stated, that there at present exists
a duplication of responsibility in regard to the administration of existing Provincial statutes, and that the
carrying out of the regulations of
the Provincial Board of Health is
being left to the Inspectors appointed by the Agricultural Department.
This results in a conflict of authority
and responsibility. It is therefore
recommended that the carrying out
of these matters he left entirely ln
the lands of one or other of the
two   departments   named.
"Cinlrol of Milk Supply: Represent* lions have been made to your
commissioners that it is desirable
for local lieflth authorities to have
control of conditions existing upon
farms, dairies and cowshels supplying milk to their particular districts.
Cnrpfu'. consideration has been given
to this proposal, but your eommle-
sionrrs do not consider that such
local control is either necessary or
desirable. The chief objection to
htls would be over-lapping of the
work of Inspection and the probable
Imposition of opposing requirements
upon the producer.
"It is therefore recommended
tbat the work of Inspecting all
farms, dairies and cowsheds within
the Province should remain under
the direction of the Provincial Board
of Agriculture, as at present, but
that any corporate authority should
be at liberty to exercise supervision
over dairies, cowsheds and milk
stores and other places concerned in
the sale of milk, lying within the
jurisdiction of such corporate authorities. '
No Co-operation Found.
"Your commissioners find that
here is no co-operation between the
veterinary and dairying inspectors
of the Government and Health De-
parments of the various corporate
authorities in the Province, which
results in the creation of certain
difficulties. They accordingly rec-
iiiiineinl that some simple form of
report of conditions found by the
nepectors to exist upon farms,
lairles and cowsheds visited by them
should be furnished by them within
a reasonably prompt period or their
Inspect ion to the Medical Health Officer of the city, to which the farmer
or cow-keeper ls supplying milk, so
that the Medical Health Officer of
any city may know exactly tne condition of any dairies outside, as well
as Inside his jurisdiction, supplying
his city with milk, and may thus bo
ln a position to take any steps that
ho may deem . necessary for safeguarding  the health  of Ills  district.
"In connection with tho matters
above referred to, the following report of Dr. A. L. McQuarrie, medical
health officer for the city of New-
Westminster, upon the recent outbreak of scarlet fever, there Ib of
Interest :
" 'On the afternoon of Saturday,
January 4. one case of scarlatina
was reported to the Department; on
Monday, the 6th, another case; on
Tuesday, the 7th, six cases, and on
Wednesday, the 8th, seven more
cases were received. From the latter date to the 17th between thltry
and thirty-five fresh cases were reported, and from then to the present date (January 24) only two new
cases have been discovered, one of
these being ln a house that had been
quarantined, and the other that of
a baby four years old, whose elster
had been attending a private school
where five cases had developed on
tho 9th Instant. This last case is
the only one not giving a positive
milk history. When it became evident that we were to have an epidemic on our hands, steps were
taken to ascertain the cause of the
Infection. Special attention was
paid to the milk, and we found that
In every Instance either one of three
dairies had been supplying the
stricken   families.
'On Investigation It was found
that these three Institutions wore
really one, and that the driver who
obtained his milk from one particular farm ln Surrey, bad supplied all
the unfortunates. This farm was
visited and on examination of the
two members of the proprietor's
family who were at home, both were
found to be suffering from scarlet
fever and In the desquamative stage.
The next morning the other two
children of the dairyman were also
found to be peeling. The whole
household was at once put In quarantine and orders given to have all
the milk destroyed. Fortunately
quarantine was instituted before the
morning shipment bad been made
and consequently Saturday, January
11, was the last day this milk was
received In New Westminster. A
number of unreported cases were
afterwards   discovered.    At   present,
am not in a position to state posi-
Ively just how many cases occurred,
is a number of written reports have
not yet come to hand, but am of
opinion that between fifty and fifty-
five cases have been quarantined,'
Need for Campaign.
"Educational Work���ln conslu-
slon your commissioners desire to
say that it has been borne in upon
them that in order to make the desired work of reform effective there
Is need for a good broad educational
campaign throughout the Province,
upon the while question of milk
supply. They accordingly recommend that the Agricultural Department consider the advisability of
giving courses of lectures illustrated
with stereopticon views, both among
the producers and the consumers.
Such lectures should be directed to
conveying information upon plain
facts, such as the way of mill-lng
under the best conditions, the handling of the milk after extraction, Its
conveyance to the cities, and its
proper care by the consumer. An-
|other form In which helpful advice
I might be given would be by short,
practical bulletins.
"Your commissioners are aware
that it Is no uncommon thing to fl*nd
milk that has reached the consumer
In perfect and proper condition Is
placed on nn open shelf on a back
porch, or some such exposed position, where it is at the mercy of
any and all climatic influences, flies,
etc. Restaurants are also often
most careless In regard to the storage of milk kept by them for sale
to the public. The very best of
milk cannot be expected to remain
fresh and pure under the conditions
under which It Is so frequently kept
both by the ordinary consumer and
the keepers of some of the restaurants."
Percy Oraham and   Fred    Newman
Drowned While Fishing at
AHfonl Bay.
sad drowning fatality occurred on
Wednesday night, 15th ult., at All-
ford Bay, when two fishermen, Percy
Graham and Fred Newman, employed with the British Columbian Fisheries, lost their lives while following
their vocation. About nine o'clock
Graham's body was found, the fishing lines being entangled around lt
when brought to the surface.
Newman's body has not been recovered.
As far as can be ascertained the
accident happened while the men
were hauling in their lines. The
surmise Is that one of the men slipped causing the boat to heel over,
throwing them into the water. The
night was extremely cold, and with
their heavy clothing and boots, they
had very little chance of saving
Percy Graham was 26 years of age
and a native of Grimsby, England,
where he leaves a wife and two children. He came out on the trawler
Canada, which arrived at Aliford bay
a few months ago. Latterly he was
employed us net boss at the fishing
Fred Newman was 32 years of age
and leaves a wife and four children.
He was a native of Grimsby, Eng.,
and came out on the trawler
Triumph as mate.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, tho Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and In a portion of tho Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years nt an annual
rental or "1 an acre. Not more than
2,'i60 acres will bo leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant In person to
tho Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of seel Ions, and
ln unsurvoyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant  himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $f> 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 the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating tho 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 Include the coal
mining rights only, but the lessee
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of % l'<
an acre.
For full  Information    application
should be made to tbe Secreta r.>
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N. B.���Unauthorized publications
of this advertisement will not be
paid for.���30690.
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fob ana
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