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���olume 7
$1.00 A YEAK.
(jovernor-General of Canada to For-
mally Open Provincial Fair at
Xew Westminster.
v  ,i slight change In  the Itinerary
H.R.H.  the  Duke  of  Connaught,
nernor-General    of    Canada,    arguments have been made whereby
Duke will formally open the Pro-
lal  Exhibition at New Westmin-
: on October 3.    The big fair will
Entries Received Compare Favorably
With Previous Years���Prize List
of Live Stock Extended.
On Saturday the annual exhibition
of the Delta Agricultural Society at
Ladner will have come and gone.
The precise number of entries has
not yet been obtained, but it is
understood that they compare most
favorably with previous years.
Thursday was the last day for receiving entries, and as happens in
most  fairs,  many  were received  up
open on Tuesday, but It will not | to closing time.    Friday waB a busy
day with the secretary, Mr. A. deR.
Taylor, and the other officials, ln
receiving articles for exhibition and
iu  other  preparatory  work.
The exhibits of horses and sheep
promise to be well up to tho average
o|)en7ng'ceremo7les Vfew hours I lf no. B��Perl_or to those of any previ-
���111 be spent in viewing the exhibits! ��Us   fair;   uAs   tne   Prlze   ,lst  of  all
nd the grounds, when they will en-    lvo stock has extended this year, !t
rain for Vernon ls  exl"-,(,ted  that  the  best  stock of
Coincident with this announcement! the Delta wlh  be on 8how*
iven its official and formal dcdi-
nn    until    Thursday    afternoon,
ii  Ihe  royal  party  will  be here.
���   party    will   leave  Victoria  on [
irsday   morning  and   will   arrive
i. by steamer at about 2.30.  After i
comes word from Sir Richard Mc-
Bride, Premier of British Columbia,
who was expected to open the exhibition, that he will be unable to accept the invitation. While it was
first announced that he would be
glad to come to New Westminster.
hi:; native city, he decided that his
New Westminster Is Third on List of
Industrial (Titles���Holds First
Place Per Capita.
NEW   WESTMINSTER,   Sept.   20.
esence in Victoria during the ^V I ^ll^^ ^Z'V^T I^t 0t"
ere  of  the  Governor-General  was  ltZr uS. .IVZL  f      h^k,     ��m
ttired, and for this reason would I their table for solne ine*Pli<-*ble ���a-
| son, especially when the fact is made
j clear that this city has by far the
1 greatest   manufacturing  output   per
unable to  come to  the  Fair ou | ���,���-_ ,���__���  ��tTt��"-ii*�� u'-T���'T.~" "." **'7u~
He will doubtless accom-lClear that M*.^ has by far the
��� pany the Duke on Thursday   as will I g'elToVpKttanrf any city in the
al?o Lieutenant-Governor  Pattorso i. '      J
The Fair management feel much
pleased that the Duke has consented
to visit the fair, and are _a.ur. that
hi*  will  be  greatly impressed  with
the  exhibits   which   will   be  shown.
demonstrating the agricultural possibilities of British Columbia.
What ls expected to be a big help
west of Canada and probably In the
whole of the Dominion. In direct
comparison with tha other cities of
the west, according to figures carefully compiled and estimated by the
Progressive Association, New Westminster stands third, being surpassed
In this respect only by Winnipeg and
Vancouver with a population of some
both to the management and various, 1B0 000 a8       ,   �� ��    R     ,
exhibitors,   was   authorized   by   theij^nQQ ' '
executive of the R A. ft I. Society Here are the approximate figures:
tor the Provincial Exhibition on Oc-I . Winnipeg-Establishments, 177;
tober 1 to 5, when the Harbor City employees, 11,705; payroll, $16,146,1
Klectrlc Co. was granted permission 07u. productlon) $32,699.359.
o instal an Inter-communica Ing ifcJ-1 Vancouver���Establishments, 1
era in Queen's Park for Fair week. ���      ,.,-������.    fl Q(!(..   _.���,��� .    .'. n
tern in Q
Telephone, independent of the central
station, will be put ln the Agricultural, Horse Show, and Industrial
buildings, the main entrance, Yard-
master's office and police office.
PF\TTI_E. Waah., Sept. 19.
employees, 8,966; payroll. $4,019,-
658;  production, $15,668,483.
New Westminster���Establishments
61; employees, 2,380; payroll, $2,-
145,846; production, $7,267,620.
Calgary���Establishments, 46; employees, 2,133; payroll, $1,569,589;
production, $7,751,011.
Good  Roads  Discussed���Delegate to
B.C. Municipalities' Convention
The regular fortnightly meeting of
the Delta council was held last Saturday, there being present Reeve
BenBon, Councillors Brown, Dennis,
Kirkland, Lewis and Mr. N. A. McDiarmid, the clerk.
A communication from the Canadian Highway Association, of New
Westminster, calling attention to its
Building on Ladner's New Seminary
Rapidly Advancing���Govt. Inspector Visits Operations.
Proposal    to   Kstnhlish    Station    for
Truck Farming in Delta���Letter
From Minister of Agriculture.
Substantial progress is being made The proposition to ask the Domin-
on the new High School building. I ion government to establish an ex-
The frame work on the second floor perimental station for truck farming
will be finished by Saturday. I for   Delta*   advocated   by   the   Delta
���   _    , . , ,     *   ._       ,     i Hoard  of Trade,  last Monday  week,
Early next week work on the wln-.haB br,p_   _ennrallv endorsed  by the
dows and sidings will be commenced,   residents of the district
and everything is being done to ex-j      It is  considered   that   there  Is  no
Warrants  Issued  for  Arrest  of Two
Hindus for Breaking Jaw of
Another in Latlner.
nexr'an7u7l'c7nV;ntlon7'to"be"held   Pedlte the completion of the build-i Part  of  Rrttl8h   Columbia SO  favor-
ing in readiness for the installation   ab'v ��'tu^ed " ****** 80lK <"m?*��
and  the  prestige of    Ita    successful
of furniture and interior fixtures.       j f.,rm*ni-  cnn-nti-.n,-  -i.  Delta   for  an
at Winnipeg on October 9 to 12, waB
.���ead. Although lt was not decided
at the meeting to send any delegate,
the objects of the association are of
some public interest and the following  particulars  may be  given.
The convention will be attended
by many practical road-builders and
others who have devoted much time
and consideration to the importance
of good roadB. Interesting papers
are to be read at the meetings with
Illustrated lectures by authorities on
highway  construction.
A partial list of the programme
is as follows:
"The Rule of the Road"; a resolution Is to be Introduced, urging
the adoption, throughout Canada, of
the American rule of "keep to the
"The evils of the patronage system as applied to road-building."
"Federal assistance to provinces."
"Convict labor on roads."
"Wanted, a Canadian Highway
Commission." '
"Accurate road  maps."
"The  use  of  the  split-log  drag."
"How to overcome the weed nuisance; the Idaho system."
"Expert help for rural municipalities."
An Illustrated lecture on "Across
Canada Over the Road."
An address on "Money Saved by
Good  Roads."
Automobile runs to Stonewall. Selkirk and other points in Manitoba:
Inspection of Manitoba roads and
��� Many well-known speakers on
municipal matters from all parts of
British Columbia will take part in
the discussion.
A communication was read from
the secretary of the Union of B.C.
Municipalities, notifying the council
of the annual convention to be held
at Revelstoke on October 23 and 23,
and Inviting delegates to attend.
After some discussion on tbe mat
farming  conditions as
Mr. G. Turnbull, of New Westmin-1 experimental   station,   and   Its   loca-
ster,  the government Inspector,  was   tion here would  ultimately prove of
Immense   advantage   to   the   whole
In Ladner on Wednesday, on a visit
of inspection, and Mr. Ramsey, of
New Westminster, was also here on
business connected with the plumbing and sanitary arrangements of the
Harvesting   Well   Advanced   in
Prairie Provinces.
WINNIPEG, Man., Sept. 20.���The
Canadian Pacific Railway Company's
crop report for the week ending Friday, September 13, says:
"In Manitoba eighty to ninety-five
per cent, of the wheat is cut and
in some of the south It is completed.
Threshing is general In some districts in the southern part. The
weather during the past week was
unfavorable, but as many of the wet
days were followed by bright sun and
wind, recovery was quick and damage
was not great.
"In Saskatchewan, sixty-five to
seventy   per  cent,   of  the   wheat  ls
As proposed by Mr. Hutcherson,
and supported by Mr. McKee and
other members of the Board of Trade
at Its last meeting, the matter has
been brought to the notice of the
Minister of Agriculture and Mr. F. J
MacKenzie, the provincial member of
parliament, and strong hopes are entertained that the request will be
On Tuesday a letter was received
by Mr. W. J. Lanning, the secretary
of the Delta Board of Trade, from
the Minister of Finance and Agriculture, to the effect that the petition
As Ladner and the Delta is generally a very peaceful and law-abiding
portion of this fair province, It is
not often that deeds of violence need
to he recorded in  these columns.
It appears, however, that on the
complaint of Ishar Singh, that two
Hindus, by name of Naglna Singh,
of Fraser Mills, and Mehru, of Ladner, are charged with a serious assault on tho said Niigina Singh at
or nesr Ladner on September 2.
In the course of a wordy squabble,
for which these colored gentlemen
are notorious. Naglna Singh was
struck on the head and face with a
blunt instrument by one or both of
his compatriots, and his Jaw broken.
The victim was otherwise very badly
hurt and now lies at the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster.
Warrants were issued by Police
Magistrate McKee, on Wednesday,
for the arrest of the two Hindoos,
but up to Thursday they had not
been placed.
ful consideration.
The' great provincial exhibition at
New Westminster, Oct. 1 to 5, will
from the board to establish an experl-| wiud "P the fall series, and there is
mental station for truck farming in! ever-v indication of Its being the
the Delta district, would receive care-1 grandest of any yet held.
The dates of the other fairs follow in the order named: Surrey-
Sept. 24; Mission, Sept. 24 and 25;
Langley. Sept. 25; Maple Ridge.
Sept. 25 and 26; Richmond, Sept
25 and 26; MatsquI. Sept. 26 and
27; Burquitlam, Sept. 28; the provincial fair at New Westminster.
Oct. 1 to 5.
Greeted    With Much    Enthusiasm���
Visits New Westminster on Saturday.
The Duke of Connaught and the
Duchess and PrincesB Patricia were
greeted  with   much  enthusiasm    by
Victoria, Edmonton, Brandon, Por
-Half  tage la Prairie all stand lower on the ter. Reeve Benson waa appointed as
a million dollars In gold bullion and'iist than these four cities. [delegate.
sixty tons of valuable furs were Percentage figures are even more The matter of the drainage, under
broiieht from the Seward peninsula remarkably In favor of New West- the East Delta Drainage Bylaw, was
and Iditarod district by the S.S. Vic-1 minster. It is found that in the discussed and finally left to be dealt
toria, which arrived from Nome this i city on the Fraser, thirteen of every I with by Councillors Dennis and
week. The Victoria had 264 passen-j hundred of her population of 17,000 Brown
gers, the vanguard of the exodus I are actually employed in productive
from Nome, who come to the States \ work, while in Vancouver the same
for the winter when navigation on j can be said of only 5 1-2 per cent..
Behrlng Sea is closed and the onlyijn Calgary, of 3 1-4 per cent, and
communication with Nome is over | *n Victoria, of 4 1-5 per cent.
the snow trail to Southeastern Alas
In stack, and as high as ninety    per  great crowds In Vancouver on Wed-
cent, in some districts on the Moose  ne*W and  Thursday.
Mountain,  Portal  and  Forward  dis-... ,*^^.L.^f0.ple���*.ro.*n._ ^adler__ ,**n*!
"In southern Alberta from eighty-
five to ninety per cent, of the wheat
Is cut and In the north from thirty-
five to fifty per cent. Winter wheat
cutting was completed last week.
The quality of the crop is generally
better than last year. }
"Oats are up to the average. Barley, though late, Is a good crop, and
flax ls much better than usual. There
will be very little sign of 'flax wilt'
this season."
OTTAWA. Sept. 19.���The Canada
,.,.,-.���. . . ., -- ��� i Gazette contains notice that a gen-
Delta district went up to the Termlna eraI competitive examination for
City this week to see the vice-regal nava, cadet- ln the nava, ,
party and the magnificent decorations Canada will be held on Wednesday
and arches. Some of the arches were November 13, at a number of points
very fine, especially that put up by *n Canada, including Port Arthur
the lumbermen and shlnglemen of Winnipeg. Brandon, Regina Saska-
Vancouver. toon, Calgary, Edmonton, Nelson.
On Saturday the Duke visits New Vancouver and Victoria Appllca-
Westmlnster, where great prepara- tion from cadets must be filed with
tions have been made for hls loyal the civil service commission on or
reception. The main streets and before October 15. On November 12
buildings of the Royal City are now civil service examination both pre-
gay with flags, streamers and vari- liminary and qualifying, will be held
colored decorations. at the same points.
Mr. Peter Clarke, of Ladner, has
returned with Mr. J. R. Sigmore, who
organized   the   trip,    from    Salmon
I River Valley, Fort George.    Both Mr.
I Clarke and Mr. Sigmore expressed
themselves as delighted with the re
On the application of Lanning,
Fawcett & Wilson, permission was
granted them to erect an iron rail
near their store.
The passing of several accounts for
pavment concluded the day's business,
Tin eshlng in Municipality Nearly All   suit  of  their  expedition,  the  condl- ��� Ladner Celestial (barged With Keep.
Through���Potato Canker Not So
Prevalent as Anticipated.
tion of the land selected for purchase far exceeding their expectations as regards location and soil.
Mr. Sigmore has selected 320 acres
and Mr. Clark, 160 acres, the greater
Threshing   throughout   the   Delta; part of which  Is practically cleared.
district, including Ladner, Port Oulchon and Westham Island, ls now
practically over. On Crescent 1s-
land, threshing ig also through, nnd
Btraw haling Is now in active opera-
Messrs. Brackman-Ker & Co., Lad-
i" r, state that oats this year avorago
���'-; '" H4 lbs. per sack, the price given
being $28 per ton, as compared with
(26 per ton last season, an increase
or partially so. Mr. Clark brought
back with him samples of the soil
ns well as potatoes, wheat and oats,
which show the excellent quality of
the crops which the land can produce.
Ing   (iiiiii'iii;   House
Adjourn ed.
The picturesque surroundings or
Chinatown, on the banks of the immemorial Fraser River at I.adner,
the plentlous supply of pink cohoes
nnd    the   super-abundance   of   lean
Ol $8 per ton.
Ths condition of the potato crop I George has been marvellous, espe-
In ths Delta Is much better than wns, dally during the past six monthB
anticipated   a   few   weeks    ago,    thej 	
Numerous photographB were taken of  Chickens nnd fat ducks dr. not appear
various parts of the land chosen and , to altogether stifle the Innate crav-
of   fields  of   grain    and    vegetables I tags  or  some   'chin-chin-Chinamen
grown   on   different   settlers'   land.   for gambling.
Some excellent grouse shooting was Anyhow, one Celestial named lorn
obtained bv the party nnd large num-1 (,'">w' waB Charged on Monday at
hers of rainbow trout were caught. I the police court. Ladner. before Mag-
Mr. Sigmore states that the progress I '"tret*- McKee, with keeping a gam-
made  in   the  development    of   Fort I'"K   holl8fi   ���������   that   part   -    '������������	
mker being much less prevalent.!
ni In other districts, and, in fact,;
 ling    only   small    and    limited J
I- Estimated at 940,000, Which
Is Partly Oovere<l by Insurance.
The world's lacrosse championship
for 1912 will be decided at the Provincial Exhibition In New Westminster, on October 1st and 5th, when
the New Westminster team, champions of the B.C. Lacrosse Association, and the Cornwall Club, champions of the N.L.U., battle for possession of tbe Minto Cup. which carries with It the title of world champions.    The   cup   was   held   hy "New
house in that part of Delta's
cnpltnl specially affected by the
chinks for Its snlubrlous situation.
It Ib not intended that Ladner should
be allowed to become so notorious
as Vancouver for Ub Chinese gaming
dens, nnd steps ure therefore to be
taken to quench the Incipient ambition or these dwellers within our
However, the defendants' counsel
not appearing In court, Magistrate
McKee adjourned the case* until Monday next.
Fire wiped out the plant or the
Campbell River Lumber Company at
Hazelmere Tuesday afternoon, causing a loss of $40,000 or which $25.-,
'""i  was  covered  by  Insurance held   Westminster   for  three  years,  going
��  the company represented  In  thlsjto Vancouver in 1911.    The Salmon
dty by Mr   A   W   McLeod.    Mr. H. I Bellies regained possession of the sil-
W, Hunter, president of the mill was. verware this summer, and the ('orn-
>n Hie rltv this morning In company   walls, by virtue of Iheir victories   n
with Mr. P. G   Fox, to arrange about j tbe East, have come to the const In
'���'" adjustment of the Insurance and | an effort to carry orr the_ trophy
>'   that  time stated  that  the  plant
would be rebuilt at once on a larger
'""I more modern plan.
Flames broke out shortly after
two o'clock ln the main portion of
the saw mill and spread so rapidly
thai the men escaped barely in time.
Hoss waB connected to hydrants and
pumps were quickly tn operation re-
"'Itlng in  the saving of the    bunk  tran-���***.       ���--  ��-""-d  ci08llig I plentiful supplyof cohoes and steel-
''"uses, cook house, yards and lum- played on the opening ami  <'',s'*'��i _���___,_ ,WJ ,_7._-_ ������- ���_A _,-,,i_-
ber stored In the yards.   The   saw-  	
mill, shingle mill, dry kilns, boiler; being staged on Tuesday
It was first arranged to play the
Minto Cup games In this city during
the week preceding the big fair. The
exhibition management, however,
scented a big attraction, and an orrer
to the clubs of $7,000 for the two
games was accepted.    Joe Lally, the
There was a large attendance at
the New Westminster market on Friday, good supplies and an active demand. Potatoes, of which there was
a liberal supply, were selling at from
$13 to $15 a ton, or from 65 to 75
cents per sack. Chickens were being
Isold at from 18 cents to 20 cents per
lb., and from $8 to $10 per dozen.
There were many ducks on offer, 90
cents to $1.00 each ,or $12 a dozen
being asked. Some poorer grades
were being sold at $8 to $10 per
dozen, or 18 to 20 cents per lb., and
there was a brisk demand for all
qualities. Eggs were 45 to 50 cents
40 cents wholesale, and but
big lacrosse stick manufacturer, rep-1 retail
resented   the  Cornwall   club   In   tOT  ter 40���cents     The prices of fish re^
transactions.       The  games   will   be  malned  unchanged.    There  was    ��
-  played on  the opening and  closing  plentiful supply of cohoes and steel-
:-  davs of  the  Fair, the  first  contest  heads, the latter very fine and Sell ng
,Si.Md on Tuesday afternoon, easily.   A large supply of young pigs.
house, offices and two C.    P.
'"fight cars were destroyed.
R.1 October 1st and the second on Satur-, chief ly
I day, October 5th- 'trom *
5 to $6 each.
were   fetching
The upper picture shows the steamship Niagara slipping down the ways to the water at the city of
Glasgow. Tbe lower picture shows Mr. Borden receiving the freedom of the city of Glasgow. Tbe occasion
Is one ot Impressive formality, the Lord Mayor and others wearing full robes ot office.
Asserts Sir  William Wilcorks, Wbo
Has Spent Three Years in
Locating It.
Having spent the last three years
In locating and examining the ques-j
tion of the restoration of the Garden
Ol Eden, which ls as far from here
as any spot on the globe can possibly
be, writes Sir William W ilcocks, |
I think I can most profitably
spend my time in letting you know
aomething about it. Among all the
advantages claimed by your reaily
delightful and attractive country, I
have not heard anyone say that the
paradise of our first parents was located right here. Though I must
say that everything short of that has
been claimed. It Adam and Eve had
been here, they would not have
fallen. It apples and peaches had
been the torbidden fruit, we might
still have been in a state of innocence. Unfortunately for us. tho
forbidden fruit was the one which
the state of New Brunswick has tabooed, about 7000 years too late.
This is the location of the garden,
as described In the oldest poem in
the world:
"In Eden a dark vine grew,
Planted  in  a  delightful  place.
To   the   glorious   bower   its   shadow
No man enters its midst.
Within are the sun god and the beautiful god of the east,
Embraced   by  the  rivers  where the
two waters meet."
The garden lay at-the meeting
point of tl_e Euphrates and Tigris, In
Eastern Arabia. Shakespeare has
said that the chariest maid is prodigal enough if she exposes her beauty
to the sun, but poor Eve exposed
hers to the sun god himself. Today
we see those wide stretches of alfalfa,
out of which rise closely planted date
palms, protecting the ground from
the parching heat of the summer
and the biting cold of the winter.
From date palm to date palm are
festooned luxuriant vines from which
hang rich clusters of purple grapes.
The trees of life are there sheltering
the garden, and the forbidden fruit
of the vine, the nectar of the gods,
but indulged In by curious Eve, to
her undoing.
Lecturing on the Garden of Eden
and its location, the other day, ln
London, I was informed by Professor
King, of the British Museum, that
a Babylonian tablet had been recently deciphered, which recorded
the fact that many thousands of years
ago a Babylonian sold a plot of land
to another, and that one of the.boun-
darles of the plot was Eden Itself.
What would one not give ln this new
world If he could state that one of
the boundaries of his section was in-,
disputably the Garden of Eden? j
Babylonia, ln which the garden!
lay, waB the richest tract of land,
ln the world ln antiquity. The
Khallf Masmuin, son of Haroum 'ell
Rashid, the good Haroum el Rashid
of Bagdad, and the Arabian Nights,1
whose seat of government was on
the Tigris, visited Egypt, which lay
within his vast dominions. Historians record how he climbed the Mo-
kattam hill, near Cairo, and saw
Egypt stretched beneath his feet.
After a careful survey, he exclaimed,
"Cursed be Pharoah, who said in his
pride, 'Am I not. Pharoah, king of
Egypt?' Had he seen Babylonia
he would have said it in humility."
Any land that could be considered
as excelling Egypt, was indeed a
garden. Today the whole counVry,
with the exception of a few thousand
aerei of rich garden land, Is partly
desert and partly swamp. The Turks
have before them projects for reclaiming 3,000,000 acres at an expenditure of ��15,000,000, for irrigation work, and an equal sum for
agricultural works. The whole dolta
consists of 10,000,000 acres, with
enough of water in the Euphrates!
and the Tigris to recluim 6,000,000,
acres. |
Tho great problem In the Euphrates valley Is to protect the coun-j
try from the hoods which overwhelm-1
ed the generation ot Noah. Both
rivers freely overflow their hanks In
flood, and cause terrible Inundations
on occasions.
In the Bible account, the word
"desert" Is mistranslated "mountain," ami from the mistranslation
have  coma  nil   lhe  difficulties.       In
ancient Babylonian nud lu modern
Arable there Ih only one word lor
"desert" or "hill" or "mountain."
The true account Is simple enough.
The floods rose so high lhat tbey
drowned out the valley and covetedI
over the low lying deserts which are, I
In Babylonia, very low and Insignlfl-j
eant Indeed, The Ark, driven by the
current nud tbe wind, both from the!
northwest, drifted In a southeast direction until it ini't the Tigris coming from the north, and near the
junction the Ark was driven south
and stranded on the desert, where
the city of l'r of the Chaldeans stood.
Here we rind the family of Abraham
located in later days, and from hern
Abraham began hls journey. I have
stood on the ruins or l'r of the Chaldeans, and pictured Abraham starting with his caravan for the north.
That the flood was confined to THe
land of Eden, and with It tbe Garden,
at the junction or tho rivers, is proved
by the fact that, when the descendants of the patriarch Increased ln
number sufficiently to build the town
of Babel, and began the resurrection
of the valley, Immediately the people
from the neighboring countries poured into tbe plain, and these simple
primitive people, thinking that the
whole world was drowned out, were
puzzled at the multiplicity of languages spoken, and attributed It to
the anger of the Dlety, at their high
hopes and ambitions.    The Ark was
pitched inside and out with pitch,
like all the boats on the Euphrates
today, while the town was built of
bricks and bitumen (called slime ln
our translation). This bitumen is
found everywhere ln the Euphrates
valley, and Is found nowhere else ln
any of the old world  countries.
In the first rainbow Noah saw, he
read the repentance of the Diety;
and In the Babylonian poem, Istar,
the Queen of the Gods, takes the
jewels from off her neck, and as they
hang in rainbow form between her
hands, bitterly regrets the great destruction of life, and swears to protect the future race of men. Now,
If Noah had been a hydraulic engineer, he would have made an escape from tho excess waters of the
floods, instead of building an ark,
and saved not only his family, but
his country as well. His descendants, in after years, made a mighty
escape into the deserts with a depression 500 square miles in extent
and 20 feet deep, and into the escape the excess waters were lead, and
the whole valley reclaimed. In the
years of the Arab and Turkish misrule, the escape settled up, and the
whole country was swept and re-
swept by floods, and anaolirfely ruined. I have made designs for the
reconstruction of the escape on a
new and bolder alignment, thanks
to our possessing Portland cement,
and once lt Is carried out, the reclamation of the country will be
I have designed dams and water
works on the Euphrates at the very
spot where Alexander the Great, one
of the greatest geniuses the world
has seen, executed his work (and one
day Babylon, the glory of kingdoms,
and the beauty or the Chaldeans' excellency, will again be the crown of
the cities of the earth.
History records that Cyrus the
Great mastered the principal brancn
of the Tigris by excavating 30 canals,
and so dissipating the waters that
he was able to control the river.
After three years' study, X have decided to Imitate his work as the
soundest way of solving the problem.
Doubting my having found the Desi
solution, I wrote to Sir John Benton,
head of the irrigation service, India,
to examine the question, and let me
have hiB opinion. He wrote and
told me that Cyrus' engineers had
solved the problem In the best way
ln which it could be solved. There
were giants in the south in those
days. No wonder they have come
down to us with the appelatlon great
attached to their names. Seeing
their works, and understanding the
genius they displayed ln mastering,
without cement, and without iron,
what we can only do with modern
science behind us, fills us with a
genuine admiration of the wonder of
the East, and we see why it was wise
men from the East who crowded to
the Epiphany, while the West sent
You have all heard of the expression. "By the waters of Babylon we
Bat down and wept, when we remembered thee O Zlon," and I have seen
beautiful pictures of green dales, and
picturesque Israelite maidens hang-
! ing up hoops on delicate willows.
The actual facts are, that the Israelites, with the other captives of the
Babylonians, were engaged for two
generations at the ungodly task of
clearing silt from the BaBylonlan
canals, by which they often sat down
and wept. The trees were dwarf
Time falls me, or I could tell you
tales of most of the great men of
whom antiquity sings, and who all
traversed the Babylonian and Egyptian plains. Steamboat and railway
have brought the East and West very
near today, and I shall not have
spoken tonight in vain if I can have
interested any of you here today to
come out' and see the ancient world
which lies around the eastern Mediterranean. We have a saying in
Egypt that no one who has drank
of the waters of the Nile, hut ,longs
to drink again of them. Egypt will
never be old. or her, England's
greatest poet has said with as much
beauty and truth, "Age cannot wither
her, nor custom stale her inflnlto
variety." 1 have spent thirty years
scanning nnd studying the records of
her wonderful past, and every year
I return to find some new discovery
or  norno  new   beauty   revealed.       1
"Canada could accommodate nine
and three-quarter millions more people," says Arthur I. Street, the statistician, ln September Canada
Monthly, "and yet not be as crowded
as states similar to climate and soil
conditions to the Western provinces.
And from her unoccupied lands, she
could supply them with big productive farms. Yet the canny farmer
wants to be shown just what opportunity is waiting for him," says Mr.
"So.' we'll just confide that Western Canada not only can serve nine
���>nd three-quarter millions more people at the pie table and give them almost a million and a half dwellings
to distribute among them and three-
quarters of a million farms, but she
can give them two hundred and fifty-
eight million more acres to put their
houses and farms on.
"The arithmetic looks like this:
"Possible new farm acreage ln
Manitoba to equal that of Nebraska.
"Possible new farm acreage In Alberta nnd Saskatchewan to equal that
of Texas. 212,229.880.
"Possible new farm acreage In British Columbia to equal that of Colorado. 28.689,216.
"Total possible new acreage In
Western  Canada,  258,122.396.
"Now change your arithmetic from
addition to division, and divide that
two hundred and fifty-eight millions
by the number of new farms, and
you'll see whether It's a chicken coop
and a parlor carpet that you're offered. Put the arithmetic down on
paper, so that you can fix your eyes
on it and take it in. Put it down and
ask the youngsters to do the sum for
you, if you prerer. Youngsters, yon
know, are great thinkers in their way
and it yon take them into your confidence, they'll be of use. They'll
be your memories for one thing.
"Here's the division:
New Farms. New Acres.   Acres per F.
736,432 ) 258,122,396.0 ( 350.5
Railway    Official Gives    Resume of
Factors .Which Make Western
Route Inevitable.
"Does the answer look like the
hen-house or the reception room?
Three hundred and fifty and a half
acres for every farm. Do you wonder
that we asked you to put the number
down so that you could see them?
"That's what Western Canada offers: Three-quarters of a million
farms, yet each of them over 350
acres big, before there are aB many
farms in proportion and as many people in proportion as there are in the
comparatively unpeopled states of
Nebraska, Texas and Colorado."
TONDON, Sept. 19.���The Times'
Wellington correspondent wires that
in the House of Representatives, Mr.
Myers asked the Premier whether
the time had not arrived when New
Zealand should follow Canada and
ask for representation by a minister
of the Imperial defense committee.
He suggested that the difficulty of
distance could be overcome by the
appointment of a minister of external affairs, who should be alternately
with the Premier or the Minister of
Defense and attend the committee in
London. Such a minister, detached
from party politics, could be present
at the sittings of the committe during the session and his appointment
would provide for the Dominion permanent representation and continuous information on questions of external affairs and defense. Hon. Mr.
Massey replied the government
would seriously consider the matter
during the recess, with a view to
submitting proposals thereon at the
next session.
(From The British Columbian.)
Alberta and Western Saskatchewan wheat will probably come west
to the Pacific coast within the next
year or two according to the belief
of a high railroad official expressed
in an interview to Mr. W. L. Darling,
4% prominent member of the Progressive Association of this city. Five
good reasons were given by the railroad official who was not at liberty
to permit the use of hiB name in connection with the opinion.
Mr. Darling approached the railroad man with fact that there had
been considerable speculation as to
the rich yields of the Albertan and
Western Saskatchewan prairies coming West instead of being shipped
East to Fort William, on the Great
The official stated that speaking
from the standpoint of a practical
railroad man there were several very
good reasons why the grain would
be shipped West and thence to the
world markets. The time when the
change will be able to be effected
was eagerly awaited, he declared.
At the present time east bound
wheat from the prairie crop has to
be handled during three months necessitating the use of from fifteen
to twenty-five per cent, of the surplus rolling stock of the railroad according to the abundance of the crop,
over and above normal requirements.
Under present conditions these cars
representing a large amount of capital remain an unproducing asset during the greater part of the year. Owing to the congestion of cars from
Winnipeg to Fort William during the
grain shipment period, the railroads
secure an average of only two trips
during this season from one car in
handling the crop of Alberta and
Western Saskatchewan.
With the western movement of
wheat the railway companies would
be able to make a prompt and continuous delivery of wheat throughout the winter months, thus simplifying the handling of the western
wheat crop to a very appreciable degree. In addition to the fact that
the change in the grain movement
would facilitate the handling of the
crop, six tripr during the three
months in which the hulk of the
crop is shifted would be able to be
made west as compared with two
trips under the present conditions,
meaning an increased capacity of the
rolling stock of the railroads.
Another point in favor of the western movement as stated by the railroad official was that there would be
a higher percentage of return loads,
eastbound from British Columbia, as
the cars could be loaded with lumber, and other material for which
there is a market further east.
The western movement of the
grain would mean an automatic relief of the present car congestion of
eastbound wheat resulting in a more
rapid transit of eastbound loaded
cars and westbound empties during
the wheat movement season.
Whereas at the present time there
is a preponderence of eastbound traffic between the prairie provinces and
the Pacific Coast resulting in a car
stringency of empties during the
busy months on the prairies, by having the wheat shipped west for distribution a greater equalization of
loads in both directions would result.
'You can see," said the railroad
official, "that the railroads are in
favor or sending the grain west when
tho facts given are considered."
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporate** ISM.
CAPITAL PAID-UP     f -,25-,_-*>
RESERVE FUND     t L056.18S
Total Assets Over One Hundred and Ten Milt Iowa,
Jteeounts ol Oui-of-ZJown Customers Simon Jpoeiml Jfttoniion
AoetK 'nta may be opened with d���oal ta of ONE DOLLAR   and   Upward*
Interest paid, or credited, feaif-y early on June   SOtb Mid    December
gist, each jreur.
II. F. niHHOP. Manaokr
Land Owners
If you are in the notion of selling or leasing
your property, you would do well by listing
it with us. Our connection with the principal ctn.ers of the Great North West is
number one.
We have inquiiias from all parts of the
West fur small tracts of land, and can, no
doubt, do business for you if the price is
not too hifh.   Call on us.
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
Phone L80
Ladner, B. C.
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles. Lath, Sash, Doors Turnings and Houae Finishings
Phone R 14 Eburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow
Vancouver City Market
The Market Is operated by the City aa a meana of bringing tha
Producer and Consumer together.
You Are Invited to Send Your Produce
We  handle  everything  from  the Farm  (except milk).
By consigning your Produce to the Vancouver City Market you
will get beat prices, ��h"arp returns and prompt settlements.
JOHN McMILLAN,   Manager
can only close by appealing to "you all,
to leave your beautiful lake for a
few months during your severe winter, and learn the fascination of countries physically not so beautiful, but
with a history nnd with associations
which will warm you like to me.
The birth of triplets is not an uncommon thing, but it is very seldom
that said triplets live till the age of seven years and start school together.
The robust trio above were photographed on the bench at Old Elizabeth
Street SchooK Toronto, where they save started to learn their A B Cc. The
boys are Max. Samuel, and Charles Gerdheart, respectively, sons of a
respected Oertnan-Canadlan family. They were born and raited ln Toronto.
VICTORIA, Sept. 111.���The decision of the executive council in the
matter of the reversionary rights of
the province in lands in Lynn Valley, which have been subdivided into
lots of less than a half acre In extent was yesterday handed to Mr.
John G. Farmer, municipal clerk of
the district of North Vancouver, who
was in the city, by the Provincial
Secretary, Hon. Dr. Young. The
text of the dec.lson was as follows:
All applications to register conveyances, all applications to register
charges and all subdivision plans
which were on deposit in the Lands
Registry Office on March 7 will bo
allowed to go through without the
crown claiming lis one-fourth Interest. "The same decision will apply
to blocks 30 and 86, District Lot
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The Best Yet
If you have a good dog or a poor one they all get hungry, and can
alwaya give you to understand thty are. If your dog could speak, h>
would say:
National  Dog I-is-uH**, Please."
Sold  in  bulk, cotton sax'ks, and In 25c cartons by dealers.
Try Tbem, They Are Good.
National Biscuit & Confection Co., Ltd.
Vanoouvr-r, H.C.
Makers of the Famous Halda Chocolates and National Blsculta.
LONDON. Sept. 19-���It is announced that General Sir Robert. Baden-
Powell Is engaged to marry Miss
Olive Symes, daughter of Mr. and j
Mrs. Harold Symes, of Purkstone
Dorset. The wedding will be celebrated before the end of the year.
8��o,ooo,ooo FEET
I nl Oil  I'rriaa  l.-'ii��.-il   Wire.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.���
Chief Forester Graves is en
route to California today to
complete negotiations for the
sale of 800,000.000 feet of timber in the Sierra forest in
Fresno, Mariposa and Marin
counties, to a California company. The lumber company's
bid was the highest received
and it will be accepted. Before leaving Washington,
Graves announced there were
600,000,000,000 feet of merchantable lumber In the national forests, but that for the
most part, lt was too Isolated
for sale.
Carriages,   Wagons and   Farm   Implements of all
classes and descriptions.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Work.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
and General Machinery.
Ladner Carriage and Automobile Works
G. T. BAKER, Proprietor SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 101S.
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Miss Grace Grey is viBlting her sis
Mrs. J. Johnson.
Mr   and Mrs. J. J. Hastie spent
Thursday In Vancouver.
Miss D. Mends, of Port Guichon,
is visiting friends in Vancouver this
Mr   and Mrs. W.  R.  Ellis spent
Thursday in the Terminal City.
Mr  wickham, of Vancouver, paid
.. visi't to Ladner this week.
Mr Leonard Dennis is making
<-ood progress towards recovery from
(lis recent attack of typhoid fever.
Mr R. J- Stokes has returned to
Ladner from his trip to Honolulu
ana Australia.
Mr Freeman Bunting and Mr. Sanderson of New Westminster, came
0Ver with a party of friends to Delta.
li Is understood that the tower
of the Baptist church will be erected
Bl an early date.
Hr. Proctor, of Vancouver, waB In
Ladner this week and paid a visit
to Boundary Bay.
Mr. F. J. Coulthard, of New Westminster, was in Ladner this week
with a party of friends.
Pr Knight, of Chilliwack, was in
Ladner, this week, with a party of
Your orders by Phone (37) will
have the same attention as if you
picked the goods yourself from Mc-
Killops. **
Tickets are selling splendidly for
lhe piano-organ being raffled, and
now on view at the Ladner Investment   &   Trust   Corporation   offices.
Mr. J. Stuart, city purchasing
agent, Vancouver, was in Crescent
Islmid recently, and bought up about
$7,000 worth of fodder in the neighborhood.
Mr. J. M. Ramage is now at Fort
George, inspecting the countrv with
;i view to purchasing land. He was
met by Mr. P. Clarke and Mr. ,T. R.
Sigmore during their trip to Salmon
River Valley. i
Clement & Lambert have received
their first shipment of stoves and
ranges for the fall and winter trade.
The celebrated Gurney Oxford Chancellor Ranges, ln all sizes, on hand.
Mr. S W. Walker has returned
from Llstowel. Ontario, where he
wont a few weeks ago, on hearing
of the serious illness of his father.
Mr. Walter, sr.. on last intelligence
received, wa3 somewhat improving In
Mr. C. 0. Lambert has been spending a few days in Victoria this week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Parmiter visited Vancouver on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Douglas spent
several days in Vancouver this week.
To Mr. and Mrs. George Sheldrake
was born a daughter on Wednesday.
Mrs. W. J. Lanning spent Wednesday and Thursday in the Terminal
Mr. E. T. Calvert returned home
after spending a few days in Vaneouver.
Mies K. Plews soent the week end
with her mother in North Vancouver.
Mr. P. Clark has returned from
his trip with Mr. J. R. Sigmore and
party to _*ort George.
The gun raffle this week was a
great success���for Mr. H. A. McDon-
old, the lucky winner.
Date Fixed by Panama Canal Commission���First Vessel to Pass
Through Oct. 15, 1913.
WASHINGTON,    Sept.    19.���Revised  estimates  made  public  today
by  the  Panama   canal   commission,
set Oct,   15.  1913,  as the date on
which  the  first  vessel    will     pass
through   the   new     waterway     between the Atlantic and the Pacific.
The first vessel to go through will be
a  naval  vessel,  but  which  warship
will have the honor has not yet been
decided.   The commission's estimate,
announces that the formal opening
of the canal will be on Jan. 1, 1915.
j     Col. Goethals, who is supervising
the  construction   of  the  canal,   reports that its cost will be below the
; original estimate    of    $400,000,000
I and that  when the  final  stroke  is
I done the cost may not exceed $375,-
The reason the canal will not be
in use for commercial purposes until December. 1914, ls because numerous tests are to be made to ensure perfect working before large
vessels are permitted to pass
lt is announced that all the navies
j are to be invited to participate in
I the formal opening of the canul and
! that representatives of all govern-
' ments aro to be invited to attend
land participate in the elaborate ceremonies of the occasion.
.Mr. H. J. Kirkland and his mother,
Mrs. J. Kirkland, left Ladner on
Thursday for California.
The Ladies' Bantist Circle was held
at the home of Mrs. C. Blunden, on
Thursday afternoon.
The S.S. Transfer has been laid
up this week, having a new boiler
installed. In the meantime, the S.S.
Sonoma has been carrying the mails.
Saturday is the great dav of the
Delta Fair, of which a full report
with prize list will be given in the
next isshe of the Delta Times.
Mrs. J. D. MacDonald and Miss
Margaret Stewart have returned to
I.adner after a sieht-seeing trip to
Victoria and Vancouver.
Mrs. W. J. Lanning gave an afternoon tea on Monday last, for Mrs.
R. Hilton, who leaves for her home
in Seattle shortly.
You'- orders by Phone (37) will
have the same attention as if you
nicked the goods yourself from Mc-
Klllops. ������
Shipments of potatoes are going
up again. The Trader this week
took a cargo of about 95 tons of
potatoes and 18 tons of hay for Victoria.
Will Re Chief Point of Interest at
Conference of C.P.R., G.T.P.
and  C.N.K.
MONTREAL, Sept. 19.���The presence of a number of Western traffic
men among those who have come to
the city for the joint conference of
the C.P.R., G.T.P. and C.N.R. traffic men regarding Western freight
rates indicates that the chief point
of interest in the meetings will bo
the western protest against high
freight rates.
The Westerners allege that the
freight rate between Montreal and
Toronto is lower than that between
Montreal and Regina, and that this
represents the general difference of
treatment given the west and the
east. The railway responded by
pointing out the long haul between
North Bay and Winnipeg through a
country that is sparsely settled and
which for traffic purposes gives
practically no revenue. It is believed that at the meetings to be held
here for the next ten days, the traffic men will compare revenues made
through the country north of Lake
Superior and put in a state ready
for presentation to the Dominion
Railway Commission when the matter comes before lt.
Westham Island Football Club,
which has recently been admitted to
the       Vancouver and       District
League, will play the Celtics of Vancouver at the Island on Saturday,
September 28th.
The progressive whist party at the
home of the Misses I ord had a most
en.'oyable evening this week. The
prize winners were* Tidies���"���'trot.
Miss B, Lord; "booby," Miss Gladys
Siddall. Gentlemen���First. Mr. Alex.
T, Scott; "booby," Mr. A. G. Swann.
But   you   can   do   better   at   Mc-
Klllops. ������
Don't foreet the dance given by I
the Social Club on Friday, September -7th. in McNeely Hall, I.adner.!
Franklin's orchestra will discourse!
sweet music and Mr. Charles Parsons'
will be master of ceremonies. Thei
grand march commences at 9 p.m.l
prompt. |
KERRISDALE, Sept. 19.���Today
the B. C. Electric Railway Company
commenced operations over another
line in Point Grey. This ts known
as the Wilson road line and extends
on that thoroughfare from Kerris-
dale station to about a mile west,
terminating at Dnubar street. As
the line connects at Kerrisdale with
the Lulu Island line, arrangements
have been made in the schedule for
the Wilson road car to meet all
regular cars from Vancouver. The
service will probably consist of a
car from each terminus every 15
minutes throughout the day.
But   you   can   do   better   at   Mo-
Killops. ���*
An exciting baseball game was
played Thursday at the grounds of
ill" new High School, Ladner, be-
tween the boys of the Ladner Public
School and the High School, the latin- winning by 5 to 3. The previous
game was won by the Public School,
bo that honors are easy.
The "nig Store" of Lanning. Fawcett & Wilson are showing a splendid
stock of new fall suits and overcoats.
Or. if you want a new fall hat, smart
and up-to-date, here is where you
have a range of the best to choose
from In new brush hats, and the
latest blocks in hard hats.
The general assembly of the Presbyterian churrh have appointed September 29th as the date for holding
Hu annual children's service throughout fianada. In Ladner this service
will be held In St. Andrew's church
in the morning, and ln St Stephen's.
Easl Delta, at 8 p.m. This year the
subipct chosen is "The Joy of Harvest." with appropriate readings and
ll> I11IIS.
The ladies' dance to be given for
the bovs of the Beaver. Maple '.oaf I
and Shamrocks lacrosse clubs, I
on October 18th, is not to be
a "free dance for all," as mentioned!
last week, but is intended for tbei
members of these clubs and their,
friends. Fuller information will be'
given later.
The Matsqui Farmers' Exhibition
will be held this year in the new
exhibition buildings near the B. C.
Electric Railway's depot at Gifford,
on September 26-27. The show this
year will be upon an exceptionally
large scale, some of the exhibits being sent from as far away as Chilliwack. Two well-known farmers residing on the border line between
Mt. Lehman and Matsqui Prairie, Mr.
Richard Owen and Mr. Alec Bates,
are the president and secretary, respectively. All exhibits, except livestock and poultry���which must be in
place by 9:30 the day of the exhibition���must be in place by six
o'clock on the 26th.
Those who remember the late Mr.
David Harris, of Crescent Island, and
his love for flowers, should pay a
visit to tho old home and see the
fine display of asters nnd dahlias,
���hls fall. In the garden. Under thr-
pain (taking care of the widow, Mrs.
Harris, and Mr. Fred Land, the old
spot Is ai beautiful as ever, and Is
a fitting memorial to one whose 11!"��
-is both beautiful nnd  fragrant.
But   you   can   do   better   at   Mc-
Killops. **
"ut   you   can   do   better   at   Mc-
I'  Hops. ���*
A large number of Ladner residents wont to Vancouver this week
to see the Duke, the Duchess and
Princess Patricia, lo say nothing of
the decorations and arches. One
gentleman, who returned Thursday
night. savB he can understand now
why the Princess Patricia wenrs such
an arch smile Me thinks he Is the
only one who has made the discovery.
Ladles aro being especially citered
' 'i tills week at Walter's "White
lore." where a fine range of Indies'
nnd misses' fall and winter coats are
being shown In all the latest styles.
After October 1st. the store will C10I**
"ii Monday, Wednesday nnd Friday
evening! nt 6 o'clock. On Tuesdays
md Thursday! the store will remain
"l>en until 8.30 p.m. and on Satur-
day** until 10 p.m.
But you ran do better at Me-
Killops. ������
Tbe great Dclt:* "potato king," Mr.
Asahel Smith, will have to look to
his laurels, as there is a prospective
competitor  in  the  wife of a local
farmer, who Is growing about thirty
varieties of potatoes, with a view to
selection. The. lady kIvcs her personal attention to their cultivation.
This lady is not the only potato expert thnt Mr. A. Smith must reckon
with In the future. From about one-
eighth of an acre of land near Ills
house. Dr.' King has obtained 52
sacks of superior spuds.
When the salmon fishing began
'���P North, especially around Queen
Charlottl Sound, the prospects were
for a great season. The salmon ran
"iy well, Indeed, but the sea lions
Interfered with the operations. This
al the beginning of the season Is al-
��ayi to be expected, and for a time
it was passed over as nothing unusual, but as the season went on and
"ie sea lions became more plentiful,
'ho fishermen had to give up opera-
'"' ���'���*���  In the  deep  water.
EDMONTON, Sept. 19.���Edmonton's first woman probation officer
will take her position on October 1.
This decision has been reached by
11. B. Chadwlck, who had the matter
of the appointment left In his hands.
In a letter to the commissioners he
said that he had received 47 applications for thc position, but out of
this number only three were of tbe
right temperament to handle gills
who would come under their Jurisdiction.
Delta Hotel.
W. R. 1'ranklin, Vancouver.
J. Peebles, Vancouver.
A. Peebles, Vancouver.
A. H. Gee. Eburne.
('. IT. Feldman, New Westminster.
('.   F.   Lutliner.  New  Westminster,
s. D. McDougall, Graham Island.
11.   It.  Tuttle.   Vancouver.
W.  Smith.   Vancouver.
.7.  It. Simuore. Fort George.
<!.   [_,  Campbell.   Vancouver.
A.  P.  Ashley, Toronto.
L. II. Campbell, Vancouver.
A.  C,   Hope.   Vancouver.
K.  B, Hutcbart.  Vancouver.
Thos.  Hi  Home,  Victoria.
R, S.  Miles,  New  Westminster.
1". W. Wysomr,  New Westminster.
\V.   Manron.   South   Westminster.
11.   I".  .tones.   Point  Grey.
Mr. and Mrs. 3, A. Vaughan. Forse-
ridge,  B.C.
Ladner Hotel.
A.  Cowle,  Now  Westminster.
Allan   Taylor.   New   Westminster.
Dr. Proctor. Vancouver.
F.   .1.   Coulthard,    New   Westminster.
Dr. A. Knight. Chilliwack.
F.  Bunting, New Westminster.
H.   Sanderson,   New   Westminster,
C. Slack, Vancouver.
J. M. Fisher,  Vancouver.
J.  II.  Madill.  Vancouver.
A.  McDonald.   Vancouver.
Miss A. Dove, Vancouver.
A. H.  McLean,  Vancouver.
B. Hanford, New Westminster.
N. Yancey, Point Roberts.
E. M. Edwards, Vancouver.
John G. Pollard. Vancouver.
F. J. Doal, Ottawa.
A. B. Catherwood. Hatzic.
Geoffrey   K.   Brunett,  New   Westminster.
Mr.  Mavtn.  New Westminster.
1     D. E. Locke, Providence, R.I.
Tor Sale, For Exchange, Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Loat, Found, Work
Wanted, Situation. Vacant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, 26 cents for any one
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be ln by ii p.m.
on Thursday.
STRAYED���On to my premises near
Ladner, a pony. Owner can have
same by proving marks and paying
expenses. Apply to Delta Times
WANTED���Painting, tinting and
decorating. Apply Walden &
Purkey, this office.
WANTED���40 or 80 acres of good
land on the Delta, improved or
unimproved. Give lowest price
and terms. W. H. Burley Co., 3
Bank of Hamilton Building, Vancouver, B.C.
will be held in
McNeely Hall
Ladner        |
On Friday, September 27, 1013.  |
Franklin's Orchestra. ?
Chas, Parsons, floor manager A
&   Gentlemen, $1.00; Ladies Free.  *
2 -y
��  Supper provided by J. Johnson, f
Delta Hotel, Ladner. A
The White Store
Autumn's Newest Suits
And Coats Are Here
We are showing a fine range of Ladies' and Misses' Coats for
Fall and Winter. We will cordially invite the ladles of I.adner
and vicinity to give us a call and let us show you our range. Our
styles are right to date and our prices are  unequalled anywhere.
The White Store
Ladner, B. C.
P.S.���After October 1st our store will close the following evenings of each week at 6 o'clock, Monday, Wednesday and Friday:
open Tuesdays and Thursdays till 8.30 p.m. and Saturdays until
10 p.m.
Office in Ladner closed for
a month. Will announce later
date of attendance.
Office    over    Delta    Mercantile
Vancouver office:  641 Granville
Rev. R. J. Wilson, of St. Andrew's
Church will leave ln two weeks' time
for a six months' course of study at
the University of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Oxford. During the absence of Rev. Mr. Wilson, Rev. Angus C. Cameron, a graduate of Knox
College, Toronto, and for two years
pastor of the Port Perry Presbyterian church, will carry on Rev. Mr.
Wilson's duties. Mr. Cameron will
act as assistant to Mr. Wilson on the
return of the latter to Vancouver.
Rev. Mr. Cameron is considered to
have a great future before him in
his denomination in which he has
risen very rapidly. Mrs. Cameron
and family will join Mr. Cameroa ln
Vancouver in about two weeks.
ST. PAUL, Sept. 16.���To celebrate his seventy-fourth birthday,
James Hill, Great Northern Railway,
will serve a banquet at the auditorium here tonight. Twelve hundred
guests have been invited including
many old timers. Archbisnop Ireland will be the chief guest of honor.
V. Taylor
Has opened a
Harness Business
in Westham Street, Ladner,
(east of the Ladner Hotel) with
a compl.te stock ol
Harness Fittings
Being an experienced Harness
Maker, V. Taylor can guarantee
absolute satisfaction in all goods
and work, and hopes to be
favored with the patronage of
Ladner and District.
pOOOOOOOXr ^^^^^^
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ol
Your Patronage Solicited
P. 0. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON, Prop.	
LADNER,  -   -   B.C.
All Modern Conveniences, Newly Furnished.   Well Heated,   Sample Room
American and  European Plan
First Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Beet Wines, Liquors A Cigars
Rates Kkasonaulk
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Nut   and   Lump  Coal  for  Sale
Beginning September 1.
Via Steveston and
8.S.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves Ladner���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.
Notlce is hereby given that the
time for the reception of tenders for
the construction of the Victoria Harbor, B.C., Breakwater, is further extended to Tuesday, October 15, 1912.
By order,
Department of Public Works, <*j
Ottawa, August 31,  1-12. J
The Big Store
New Fall Suits and Overcoats
ah men do nol want "College suits"; we have Chem us smart
as tbo smartest, but conaervativa men want conservative clothes with
a touch of style We have them, and In all sizes. Buy jour suit here
and you'll be pleased and properly dressed, and you'll havo money left
for oilier thinnK. H	
See   the  new  plain   and   fancy  Scotch  Tweed  Suits at     $15.00 to $25.00
We show the best Navy Serge Stilt values In Cmada at    $15. $18'    $20    aml $25.00.
New Overcoat!  In  Heavy  Tweeds  with   Presto  Collars at $10. $12.50- $15  and   $18.00*.
Boys' Suits and Overcoats In all styles.
New Pall Hats
See  our  stock  of   Hats  before  deciding,    We  are  Showing  B
Bplendid range of the new Brush Hats In all colors al $2 '0 $*J.50
All   the  latest   blocks   in   Hard   Hats   at    $2.50    '"   $3.50
Stanf ield's Underwear, Carhartf s Overalls, H. B. li. Shirts and Gloves
���i  Vf
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, *���-*,,��
WALLA WALLA, Sept. 19.��� One-
third of Walla Walla county's 5,000,-
���OOu-bushel crop of wheat has passed
into the hand, of the buyers, the
sales being estimated at 1,450,000
bushels. Of the new crop a quarter
of a million bushels have gone into
the hands of local millers. The remainder has been or will be sent to
the coast. A shortage of cars has delayed the grain movement to some
extent, but this is expected to be
remedied In a few days.
Harvest Nearly Finished.
SEATTLE, Sept. 19.���If the present fine weather continues in Eastern
-Washington grain men in Seattle declare that tbe farmers will have their
'Cereal crops under cover within two
or three weeks. Climatic conditions
in Kastern Washington have been
���perfect for the past few days. From
one end of the grain belt to the othei
threshing is now in full swing. Well
posted grain dealers here say that
farmers are not taking any chances,
hut are trying to get through harvesting as quickly ns possible. The
crop this year is threshing out about
Jill per cent, more than last year.
Hearing Ended.
SEATTLE, Sept. 19.���The hearlna
iy the public service commission
upon the demurrage and reciprocal
demurrage questions raised by local
Shippers was concluded at the new
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, and
the points raised were taken under
advisement, The "larger" shippers,
or those owning or leasing spin
tracks, are contending thai tlir>
threatened car shortage Is likely to
be precipitated by the practice of:
"'small" shippers, or those who doi
not own spur tracks, or using cars as[
warehouses. To cure this, witnesses!
suggested that persons using tiie railroad's steam tracks should be cbarg-i
ed a higher daily rate for holding a]
car than is charged those wbo main-!
tain their own tracks.
Tnke Large Carsroes.
SEATTLE, Sept.. 19.���With Orient-l
a] shipments aggregating nearly 10.-'
��00 tons and 480 passengers, two!
Nippon Yusen Kalsha liners, the!
Yokohama Maru and the Inaba Maru,
are on their way across the Pacitic
from Yokohama to Seattle and otn.r
Puget Sound ports.
Lawrence Cuts Politics.
SPOKANE, Sept. 19.���J. C. Lawrence, of Garfield, formerly state
railroad and public service commissioner, recently Progressive candidate for governor, has retired from
political life and within the next few
weeks will engage In business In
Spokane. Mr. Lawrence is heavily
interested in Eastern Washington
larming and cut-over lands.
Frats "Rushing."
SEATTLE, Sept. 19.���These are
liappy days for the Greek-letter folk
at the University of Washington, because the* "rushing" season of the
fraternities and the sororities Is now
on. Both fraternities and sororities
are busy entertaining prospective
members. The fraternities are permitted to pledge new men immediately after resignation, while the sororities are bound by the rules of the
Pan-Hellenic Association to postpone
bidding girls to join their respective
organization until piedge day, September 28.
Killed in Horse Race.
WALLA WALLA, Sept. 19.���Death
rode in the relay race at the fair on
Tuesday. A. C. Curtis, of Springfield,
Colo., one of the riders, was thrown
From his horse. His neck was broken.    The accident occurred near the
grandstand, but neither the    crowd
nor the other riders realized    whati
had  happened.     Sir  Carter,  Curtis';
partner, finished the race and went
to the barn, where he first learned
-f the death of Curtis.
During Escape.
CHEHALIS, Sept. 19.���Making a
flying leap through a front show'win-
dow, after he had been discovered
robbing a local grocery store with
another man, a stranger escaped
while his companion was caught after being rendered almost uncon
scious by a blow on the head from a
revolver by one of tne officers.
Brand Line Completed.
WENATCHEE, Sept. 19.���The
Great Northern Railway has now
nc-rly completed the first three miles
of the Wenatchee-Oroville branch,
and rail-laying will be rushed to
handle fruit offered along the line.
A temporary bridge has been built
across the Wenatchee river and the
branch will be in use within the next
ten days.
Stabbed in Qimr'rcl.
BLLENSBT/RG, Wash., Sept. 19.
A. B. Miller, bunkhouse man for the
Milwaukee road, was killed Tuesday
as the result of a quarrel with A. C.
liarnsteader, a friend, over heating
the lntter's bath. Miller failed to
prepare the water and Barnsteader
stabbed him. The assailant made no
attempt to escape.
Found Guilty of Murder.
SPOKANE, Sept. 19.���Charged
with shooting to death his superior
officer. Corporal David Austin, on
the parade grounds at Fort George
Wright, Private James Stlne was
found guilty Tuesday night of murder in the first degree, the jury In
the federal court recommending life
Imprisonment. Both the victim and
the slayer were members of the
Twenty-fifth Infantry, a colored regi-j
ment of the regular army.
Fix School Budget.
BELLINGHAM, Sept. 19.���Fixin*-
the amount of the budget of school
expenses for the year 1912-13 at
$213,213, the board of eduear'oi m t
Tuesday night and transacted much
business of Importance. The state
n"d county tax will provide $126,000
of the amount of the budget and the
balance of $87,213 is to be ra sed by
district tax.
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school 1. 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A.,   vicar.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909: Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
low mass the following Monday, 6
a.m. F. Kientz, D.L., parish priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
after the morning service every Sun-|
day; Sabbath school at 2.30 p.m.
every Sunday; prayer meeting every
Wednesday evening at 7.30. Rev.
C. W. Whittaker, pastor.
St.  Andrew's  Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.30 p.m.
Rev. J. J.  Hastie,  minister.
Any corrections in above names or
times should be sent to the ofrice
of the Delta Times, I.adner, B.C.
OTTAWA, Sept. 14.���Results of
judging In horse and cattle classes at
the Dominion Exhibition here show
that the splendid exhibits from the
Coquitlam Colony Farm have won
signal honors for British Columbia.
In horses they win first prizes ln all
classes entered for, including championships In Hackney stallions and
also female Hackneys, as well as first
prlez and championship for Shire
stallions. The female Shires, too,
swept the board. In the Clydesdale class many honors were won,
including first ln two year old; first
and second In three year old; first
for yeld mare and Cyldesdale Association gold medal for best Clyde
mare of any age. In Holstein cattle, ribbons were won by every ant
mal shown, also the grand champion
ship and diploma for best female of
any age. The British Columbia victories are very popular here, and
acknowledged to be well deserved,
Dr. Doherty being the recipient of
compliments from all quarters. Last
evening the event was celebrated by
a banquet at the Russell, attended
by many prominent horsemen. Mr.
.7. D. Taylor, M.P., New Westminster,
representative of the winning district, was amongst the guests.
Mr"* "-ii 11���aril ir, 11
A smart morning dress in blue cheviot tweed with green and yellow
lines in it, the skirt is heavily pleated, and the little Jacket, short to the
waist in front is finished with black velvet belt and buckle and trimmed
with braid. White serge coat and skirt; the skirt, fastened down the side
with barrel-shaped buttons in braid, is slit up almost to tbe knee; the
coat is held in at the back with a belt and has small muslin collar at
lhe neck.
j     DELTA DiRECTORY     j
Delta municipality is situated at
the mouth of ihe Fraser River In
the finest agricultural district in B.C.
The chief interests in the Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture, market gardening, sheep and horse
breeding. There are also salmon
canneries in the municipality. The
shipping facilities by rail and boat
to the markets of Canada and the
United States are unrivalled. The
crop yield is the largest per acre
In Canada, and the sheep and horses
bred are the finest in British Columbia. Along the south bank of the
Fraser River there are splendid sites
for industries.
Board of Trade���President. T. E.
Ladner; secretary, W. J. Lanning.
Justices of the Peace���H. D. Benson. H. J. Kirkland, Wm. E. Curtis,
J. B. Burr, J. McKee.
Coroners���Dr. A. A. King and Dr.
J. Kerr Wilson.
Medical Health Officer���Dr. A. A.
School Board ��� Chairman, S.
Wright: T. Robertson. A. deR. Taylor, J. McCallum. W. R. Ellis. Secretary. N. A. McDiarmid.
Farmers' Institute���President, T.
Hume:   secretary,  N.  A.  McDiarmid.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective
Association���President, John McKee;
secretary, H. J. Hutcherson.
Delta Agricultural Society���President, H. J. Hutcherson; secretary, A.
deR.  Taylor.
Member of Parliament���J. D. Taylor. New Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature���F.
J. MacKenzle, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings���S.S. New Delta
leaves Ladner every dav for Steves
ton nt 8.30 a.m. and 3.30 p..m, connecting with the B.C.E.R. for Vancouver and New Westminster. Returning, leaves Steveston about 9.30
a.m. and 4.30 p.m., on arrival of
B.C.E.R. enrs. S.S. Transfer leaves
for New Westminster daily, except
Sundays, at 7 a.m., and returning,
leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m.,
reaching Ladner at 5.30 p.m.
Railways���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon dally for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.: returning, leaves Vancouver at 2.30
p.m., reaching Port Guichon about
7.30 n.m.
Lulu Island Branch. G. H, Frank-
Hn, local mant-frer: Vancouver to
Eburne   and   Steveston���Cars   leave
Coal mining rights of tha Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a >ortlon of
the Province of British Colu.nbla, may
b6 leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acie. Not more than 2,560 acres will
he leased  to one applicant.
Application foi a '.ease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the. Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In which the right* applied for
ire situated.
In siirvejed territory the land must
bo described by sections, or legal subdivisions cf section;, and ln unsur-
veytd territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
Each application must he accompanied by a fee of 15 which will be
refunded If the rights applied for are
nit available but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate
of  five  cents  per ton.
The person operating the 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 helng operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
Th�� lease will Include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purc.iaae whatever
available surface right* ma/ be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an
For full Information application
should be made p the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Min later of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication ef
this advertisement will net be paid for.
The larger picture shows the former actress Claudius Carlstadt, now
wife of Albert Wheeler, jr., young millionaire. She sighs and offers to
give all she has, and Is for a quiet domestic life ln a small but happy
home. She is weary of social frivolity and extravagance. In the picture
she is wearing a three thousand dollar dress. The smaller picture shows
Mrs. Ninan Wilcox Putnam, wife of a wealthy Philadelphia publisher,
who Is wearing a one-piece brocaded raw silk gown, made by herself and
costing only two dollars. She says the curse of mankind is the parasite
woman, who can do nothing for herself. Her dress is not elaborately
tailored���it is merely two strips sewn together, hemmed and buttoned,
with holes made for head and arms to go through. She says it meets
all her requirements for beauty, economy, and hygiene.
Granville Street Depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) at 6.30
a.m. and hourly until 10.30 p.m.
Special car for Eburne at 6.00 a.m.
Cars leave Steveston at 6.30 a.m.
and hourly until 10.30 p.m. Sunday
service���First car leaves either terminus at 8.30 a.m.; hourly service
thereafter until 10.30 p.m.
Post Office���Hours 8 a.m. to 7
p.m. Mail for Vancouver closes at
3 p.m.; for New Westminster and
up-river points, at 6.30 a.m.; closed
all day Sunday.
Municipal Council meets in the
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on the 2nd
and 4th Saturdays in each month
at 2 p.m.
Following are the names of the
Reeve���H. D. Benson.
Councillors���C. Brown, George
Dennis, W. A. Kirkland, H. Lewis,
A. D. Paterson.
I/ow Grades  Sold  at  Price    Below
What It Costs Canadians to
Put Up.
Low prices quoted some weeks
ago by the Alaska Packers' Association in Seattle, are playing havoc
with the profits or Fraser river canners says Mr. Martin Monk, vice-
president of the Glen Rose Cannery,
this city. In spite of the fact that
the pack of sockeyes on the river
this season ls almost double that of
last year, canners on the Canadian
side of the line are not making   the
money that it is commonly believed
a fairly good season would bring.
Eastern buyers, representing English firms sb well, met with the Fraser river canners recently and an attempt was made to settle on prices
for the season's pack on the Fraser
river for all kinds of salmon. The
price offered on sockeyes, half
pound flats, per case was $10.25,
while springs are bringing $8.75 a
case for the same size tins. Tbe
market for fall flsh is almost completely demoralized owing to the
fact that the American cannery associations quoted such low figures
for the cheaper grades of salmon
that there is no demand for the
same varieties on the Fraser.
As an example of the way the low
price put on the cheaper grades of
salmon by the Alaska Packers' Association affects the local canners,
the figures of $4.50 a case, on cohoes, of the American concern, are
approximately $1.50 lower than lt
costs Eraser cannerymen to put up
a case of the same variety. Mr.
Monk is authority for the statement
that on an average the actual cost
of putting up a case or cohoes under
the prevailing conditions is about
Mrs. S. JohnBtone or Howick, Ont.
had sold ror delivery on Tuesday ten
head or fine fat cattle at $600. On
going to the field for them she found
them all dead, the herd having been
-truck by lightning during a storm
on Sunday.
Corner Westham and Delta
favorite Resort for Automobile Parties !
H. W. SLATER, Prop. |
I McLelan Lumber Co.
Can Supply All Kinds of
Fir, Cedar and
Spruce Lumber
There is no reason for any shortage of lumber in the Delta.
Mills midway between Ladner and Port Guichon.
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