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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Board of Trade Discusses Fire Protection and Publicity on
There was a good turn out of the
members of the Delta Board of
Trade at the regular monthly meeting on Monday night. President
Kitson and Secretary Lanning were
ln attendance.
In acceptance of an invitation
from the -secretary of the Delta
Board of Trade, several members of
the executive of the Progresive Association were present at theregu-
lar mouthy meeting of the board
Monday night, and in an informal way talked over several matters of interest to the two bodies.
Mr, Kenneth Meyers, the secretary of
the association, in an explanation of
theaims of the Progressive Association and its purpose to give legitimate publicity to all sections of the
Fraser valley, outlined the greater
New Westminster harbor scheme,
pointing out ln particular its relation to the Delta, aud its importance in developing the transportation features of the esuary of the
Fraser. He emphasized how the
building up of a great shipping and
industrial centre at New Westminster would enlarge the market facilities of the valley agricultural sections. The value of the proposed
railway and general traffic bridge
over main channel of the river to
connect the dock area of Annacis Island with the south bank, as one
of the means to improve the transportation facilities of Delta, was
brought to the attention of the
Mr. Meyers also emphasized the
value of unity of interest for all
parts of the valley and urged that by
organization many things could be
accomplished for the Lower Main-
laud and the interests of the related
communities advanced in many
ways. It was therefore, the aim of
the Progressive Association to advance those measures which would
make the whole of the valley region
interdependent and it was from this
standpoint that he brought to their
attention the plans to improve the
harbor of the Fraser river.
Messrs. Darling, Cunningham and
Dorgan, of the executive of the Progressive Association also spoke briefly as to the aims of tbe association
and what the Fraser river harbor
scheme would do to create a magnificent home market for the whole
Mr. E. T. Calvert, of the Delta
Board of Trade, expressed appreciation of the explanations given. As
a board they should welcome every
assistance that would develop the
lower Fraser, and the value to Delta
was unquestionable. He referred to
the revival of interest in waterfront
realty, mentioning tbat the options
were again being renewed on Steel
City property. He suggested that
the Boards of Trade of the Lower
Mainland get closer together for the
promotion of their mutual interests,
and work hand in hand for the improvement of the Fraser river.
Reeve Benson in-seconding a motion of thanks to the visitors remarked on how interesting was the
New Westminster Harbor scheme to
Delta and he added, "of course Delta
was the best part of the valley." He
thought it was time that the Fraser
was getting what it had long been
entitled to, and he was sure that
New Westminster and the Fraser
river stood a good show yet.
The question of organizing a fire
brigade for the town and purchasing a supply of hose for fire protection purposes was then brought fe-
fore the Board by Mr. F. W. Jacobs, superintendent of the Municipal waterworks system, who
recommended that a volunteer company be formed and fire hose be
purchased from New Westminster.
After a lengthy discussion as tn
whether the cost of such fire protection to the village should be mel
by subscription or by an assessment
on the property owners of the town |
to be benefitted under the provisions
of the Local Improvement bylaw, a
committee of the board was appointed, consisting of Messrs. W. H.
Wilson, William Kirkland and John
McKee, to secure signatures to a
petition to be presented to the
council calling for the local improvement bylaw.
Mr. Jacobs, the superintendent,
explained that under present conditions there was no one in case of
fire to whom he could give authority
to open the hydrants which the
Delta council had installed. There
was not sufficient hose available for
any serious fire and New Westminster had for sale a quantity of hose
condemned for'high pressure purposes which was as _good as new
hose for the pressure"*"of tbe Delta
system which ho stated was some
250 pounds.
The question of the pamphlet
which it was proposed to issue then
came up for discussion. The grant
of $75 by the municipality was reported and a resolution of thanks
was passed. It was explained that
the municipality's grant might have
been larger had the requisition
reached them earlier as the appropriations for the year had been about
exhausted before the application
was received.
Mr. Calvert expressed the desire
that more photographs should be
sent ln in order that all phases of
industry In the Delta should be covered. Mr. Davie expressed the
view  which  met  with  the endorsa-
Tbe First of the Run Is Putting in
an Appearance on the Lower
Although the Sockeye run is
scarcely timed to arrive for another week, quite a number of fish
are being caught and the number of
boats out ls rapidly Increasing. The
price being obtained is given at 40
cents, which is almost as high as the
best price touched last year. While
this is the last year of the cycle
and should by all reckoning be the
smallest Judged by past experience,
still new conditions are constantly
emerging and quite a respectable run
might occur. Next year is, of course,
the great year when every cannery
expects to work at full capacity.
The Phoenix and the Imperial
Canneries are already canning and
numerous others are ready to start
in when the run really starts In earnest. It ls very difficult so far to get
accurate statistics, but the fact that
the channel ls getting crowded with
the boats of the "little brown men,"
who now seem to be the largest factor in the fishing fleet is an indication that results have been fairly
good. Quite a number of very large
spring salmon are still being taken.
The extra size of the fish Is particularly noticeable. The same conditions are reported from Victoria
where a big scowload of glistening
spring salmon, all great fishes,
weighing from 50 to 75 pounds, was
brought by the tug Hopkins to the
salmon curing plant of Wesey &
Company at E. B. Marvin's wharf
from the salmon traps of J. H. Todd
& Sons. The salmon ls being mild-
cured and shipped to the smoking
plants to be carried across the continent and freighted to Germany
where the local salmon has a good
The trapmen report that the sockeye salmon are beginning to enter
the traps in numbers and a big run
is anticipated this season. Five
traps, all owned by J. H. Todd &
Sons, are being operated In the
Straits this season.
By next week the sockeye fishing
on the Lower Fraser should be ln
full swing.
Terrible Infant Mortality    in    Montreal���Water Supply Running
Short���Hot Week.
MONTREAL, July 9.���Death has
exacted a heavy toll among the little
children since the heat wave first
struck Montreal. Of the one hundred
and thirty-seven deaths recorded In
the city since the torrid spell began
on Dominion Day 92 have been those
of children under five years of age.
Yesterday the thermometer at McGill went over the ninety mark again
the figure being 91 and a fraction.
In the business district, however, the
temperature was far higher, reaching
95 at noon. The temperature is but
slightly less than that recorded ln
last year's record week, and far exceeds all records for the ten years
previous, many prostrations being
reported throughout the city and the
numerous drowning accidents reported are indirectly the result of . the
great heat.
Montreal's water supply Is running low. Consumption has gone up
at the rate of a million gallons a day,
and the limit is almost reached.
Street sprinkling has been practically abandoned and citizens in general
are cautioned against any waste.
Many wells ln the district of which
Montreal is the centre are dry.
The parks are crowded night after
night and hundreds are abandoning
their homes at dusk to seek sleep in
the open spaces.
It ls rumored that the Kaiser's
third son and the eldest daughter
of the Czar, the Grand Duchess
Olga,   will   wed.
Hon. George E. Foster will leave
for Australia this month to open negotiations for improved trade conditions between Canada and the
Fort George is now the hub of G.
T. I'. construction work.
Point Grey residents, being tired
of walking, are signing a petition
asking that the tram franchise be
apain submitted.
tion of the meeting that a cut should
. be obtained showing the tremendous
ihay crop In tbe Delta. Mr. Calvert
j urged that photos should be sent In
'and if suitable he would have cuts
made. Mr. Calvert paid a tribute to
Mr. Asahel Smith's w Irk in the de-
; velopment of the potato industry in
ithe Delta. He had been instrumen-
Ital In Introducing about 100 varieties, ln answer to questions Mr.
| Smith stated that 20 per cent of the
i Stlllwell Cup potatoes came from
| the Delta.
On  motion of    Mr. John    McKie.
'seconded by Mr. Alec Davie, it was
'decided that the report of the publicity committee be received and the
work  of getting out    the pamphlet
be nroceeded with.
The secretary reported that he
had received no reply from the
Great Northern Railway with regard
to getting additional sidings between
Port Guichon and Colebrook to
handle the enormous crop anticipated from the Delta this year. It
was arranged that he should again
communicate with Superintendent
O'Neill at Everett, urging a reply
and   immediate  action.
The Fraser Should Model Her Harbors
on the Lines Adopted
on the Clyde
Exciting  Finish  for  Mackenzie  Cup
Leaves the Beavers Winners
by Two to One.
The deciding game of the Lower
Fraser Lacrosse League was played
on Friday, July 5, to decide the custody for the year of the Mackenzie
cup. The two teams, between whom
p, lay, were the
of  Ladner,  and  the  Maple
In the plethora of advice, some In-1 indebtedness greater than any prov-
formed aud more informed, but all i ln��e in Canada, and Its bonds demand l thT pi?,!"���.������""-J.T
well meaning, that is offered gratui- \* better price in the money markets, '    1M"
tously to Greater New Westminster, ��f the world today.    And the Clyde   Beavers,
and the Lower Fraser towns as to I merchants established this credit by Leafs of Westham Island. There was
the model on which they should ithelr shrewdness, their Integrity and a large turn out and a great game
fnshion their ambitions, almost every i their unbounded faith In themselves.: ���..lg w|tUPSgP(- -,, ,-,_ **��.�� ������_-,.,
city from Portland Oregon to Tim-1 There was no Dominion or Provincial *a" wltues8ed ��� the first quarter
buctoo has been cited, and strange Government on whose charity or tue!e wus no coring, the teams be-
to say the one example that is aie,"ef--t work could be thrown. Glas- luB very evenly matched. In the
direct parallel has been omitted. i gow's motto is rather a remarkable  f,'!ll>', Pan. .of   tbe     second   quarter
To anyone who has seen the Fraser  ��'"'
and the Clyde, New
Glasgow, the similarity _  ���..,   .,      , ,.     ...    ..,_,.
of  environment and  of  opportunity   ��f ��(. th.e W��rd*      T-,l-*Ie,ac-"l-l��1_    *.,..,    --_,���.���   u,��� ,     ,
i*. -.tartiine     There are onlytwo dis-' .he W.ord Probabl>' assisted ln mould-  beat   Linseth   with     a   good   shot,
meie aii, om> two ens   ,      ^    characters   of  her   citizens  There   was   no   more   scoring
��-_-.-1,-v.    id    i ___u*_i     a    i <:iiitii nuuii*.      **#      �����*������*     vi      -.���-������- Dctuuu     qualiur
.-���....���,���.. ,-,-,-,.r             Under  the  crest  of a  mitred WV-tham Island opened the scoring,
Westminster and   torm ot St-  Mun����  run8 the  le8end W* Tamb<-llne "nding the net.    The
iritv nf ���itii��tinn    "Let Glasgow flourish by the preach- Maple   Leafs   did   not   retain   their
itiillhr.   ingot the Word."    The preaching of lead long for a minute later Wilson
The  Delta's  Abundant  Hay Crop la
Now Being Harvested Under
Best  of Conditions.
The haying season has started in
good earnest in the Delta and the
crops are very plentiful. Within the
past few days, 450 harvesters have
come into the district and have been
rapidly absorbed. The outside public seems to be wakening up to the
fact that the Delta Is the garden of
the Province. Haying is now general
throughout tho district. Crops generally of all descriptions promise well
Mils season. There ls :>. very large
(Acreage In the potato area, government statistics putting the Delta
area at 3,000 acres. Taking the
potato crop over all it will be good,
but in places It quite patchy. In
"nme quarters the expected return
an ?.cre will eclipse anything hitherto
seen in the Delta. Round the Ladner hotels the crowds of harvesters
is startling.
HnpHnnn Ttio     "Mr-it-    Is    that     th.   '"*    '""-���    i-uaiotici.    ui    nei     -iu-.ua       " ������    ""    ___i-    .-iui.us       mui    . -----
FYaser has  so far as natural advan    but O-"*'* flourished by the "Do- quarter, and at half time the large   hav�� been  1uite  a feature   and  at
fagefareConcerneda shad> th_f best"  lng  of  the  Work-"    If  New  We8t* Cf��Wd  Were in a great 8tate of ex"   "^   ���  S0��"   **   they   arrlVe   they
of It     TheSecond is   that _hJ?_ Jirle I min8ter get8 "on t0 her J��b" as Glas- citenient, the game standing one all.
ha    arrived  and  com    to  its  own ' gow dld' 8erlou8��- and determinedly, I" the third quarter both sides were
while  the  Fraser  is  simnlv  nn 7n-  Without    "hot   alr' "without    drum- playing good lacrosse and the chpek-
threahold of l_T_Towth    P> thumping or flag-waving, she should $g was very keen and close.    About
tnresnoia ot its growtn. | be  _ble  t()  accomp���-h  in  25  yearg the   middle    of  rlje    third   quarter
Outside   these   two   features the  what Glasgow without any model did Fl*ank Smith
similarity of the two cities is very |
apparent. Glasgow lies a trifle fur-
ther up the Clyde than New West- j
minster does on the Fraser. From'
Greenock,   where   the   river   proper I
of  thi
put th
e Beavers ahead,
in fifty, and the population of and this quarter ended with the
Greater New Westminster, should same standing two to one in favor
be half a milion before 1940. , ot. Ladner.    In the last quarter there
as soon as
are absorbed. Of course, there is
a limit to the capacity, and Intending
harvesters now should make enquiry
before crossing over. There Is no
difficulty in finding out at Steveston
from the crew of the New Delta,
whether the demand Is supplied or
not. While Capt. Brewster is, ot
course, anxious for passengers, he la
  - - -.    ���.-,.....     One difficulty in the development Leafs   made     desperate  efforts    to
commences as distinguished from the; ��. we8tem cities is undue inflation break down the Beavers' defence. In
Firth of Clyde, to Glasgow, is 25 j 0,f, P���Perty values. If things gener- this they were unsuccessful and Lad-
miles. From New Westminster to ally move fa8t In the West, the up- -er ran out popular winners with a
the sandheads is not so far. As to j 'va���. trend of Property values in score of S to 1. The result was a
depth of stream ahd volume of water anticipation of development moves surprise to the losers, who had reck- j
the Fraser has the Clyde beaten out **"t.er' But even ln this aspect, the 0ned on holding the cup for another '
of sight. To those who have not I Clyde wa8 at a disadvantage as com- year. The Ladner team deserves
seen the Clyde it comes as a shock to pared wlth the Fraser, which has a every credit, as after commencing
find 20 miles of docks Btretching magnificent heritage in her munlcl- the season disastrously they improv-
from Port Glasgow on the one side,. Pal-owned harbor sites. When the ed right along and made up the lee-
and Dumbarton on the other, right CIyde Tru8t commenced to dredge way of a bad start. There was some
up to the Broomielaw. i and deepen the Clyde, it faced a diflfculty in arranging for a referee.
A storv is tnld hv Pi..���..i_���n' -marter of a century of litigation. as L. Dennis of East Delta, who had
with a aLd deal of na?, r��7 nX The late Lord Blantyre objected to been selected did not turn up. After
which Ulustrates the noin P An tne encroachment on his foreshore. BOme discussion J. Williamson, of
American had Teen visiting -Lt'lstS U Wa8 not the de8ire *0r m0ney* bUt Ladner wa8 decided on a��d 'vas saf
���T S��     ��r*m\  P.v*,��S *-,*-,,   8-imp1-' becau8e hls family ^sidence, factory to both sides.    There were
was no scoring, although the Maple   to�� pood a citizen to encourage any
man to cross if he knows the demand
for labor has been exhausted.
LADNER, July 9.���The Delta
Board of Trade's publicity booklet
will be placed in the hands of the
printers at once, the board last night
accepting the report of Chairman
Calvert, of the publicity committee
who reported on the progress mane
to obtain views of distinctive Delta
farming scenes. After some discussion on the question of the advisability of inserting a view of the New
boat his astonishment.      "Wall, and
1L\     t M t /J?-, & 8��lnucb, The spread   of   commercialism  was visits to the fence.    Although    the   cut of th
n? ihi, H��-2    ��L   ���,    hi ?        abhorrent to the strong-minded peer,  game was rough  a little  at    times   who had
.-!    ���.   ,   f   .    a��* _r\_^-0uld. se.   and he fought every step that  the there were no serious  injuries sus-  state  wi
nn-* nnllln-r nn thp piv_p h__ _�� ""���**'* >-��=��������-> "���= --.--...j _,..-._-..--, i.i.uuij iu uoiii siues. lucre were York Madison Square Garden ex-
�����Jrt tS thp akinnpr nt> m.- 11 Erskine House, a few miles down quite a number of penalties awarded hibit of B. C. potatoes, which won
press     io snipper oi tne steam-  ,rom GiaBg0W( had nice ground run- both sides, the infringements bring-   the Stilwell trophy, Mr. Calvert said
nlng  down  to  the  Clyde  foreshore,  ing down about an equal number of  he was agreeable to the use of the
the trophy if Mr. Asahel Smith
had charge of the exhibit would
juries sus-  state  what  percentage of Delta po-
Clyde Trust  took,   right  up  to  the tainod. ��� tatoes made up the exhibit.
House of Lords.    Sometimes he was.     The line-up was as follows: j     This  Mr.  Smith  stated  amid  the
successful, oftener he was not, but| Beavers���Murray, goal; H. Gul- applause of the members, was twenty
the money spent by the litigates was chon, point; F. Guichon, cover point; iper cent. A very satisfactory show-
enormous. The present writer bad V. Guichon, first defence; Macleod, \ ing for Delta, observed Mr. Calvert,
for a time charge of the court work second defence; Kirkland, third de- '
of the Clyde Trust's legal advisors, fence; Burr, centre; R. Hutchison,
and had opportunities of guaglng the third home; Gifford, second home;
sums spent in litigation, and it is H. Smith, first home: R. Wilson,
no exaggeration to say that the outside home; T, Smith, inside
amount spent in law by the Clyde home.
Trust and Lord Blantyre on a quar�� Maple Leafs���Linseth, goal: ',.
ter of a century of litigation, equal- Tamboline, point; Trim, cover point;
ed the amount that New Westmin- J. Savage, first defence;  H. Savage.
the Mississippi and the Missouri. I
reckon these are rivers." The skipper looked at htm a moment and
then grunted, "Oh, that's a' richt,
but ye ken God Almighty made the
Mississippi and the Missouri. We
Glesga budles made the Clyde for
oorsels." And it was true. There
are lots of people of the present generation who have spoken to a past
generation that remembered the
Clyde as fordable at low water at
Jamaica street bridge, where the
largest steamers In the world can
now be docked. In those days Glasgow had a population of about a
third of that of Vancouver at present. She now has a population
greater than Alberta, Saskatchewan
and British Columbia combined. In
the beginning of the nineteenth century, salmon fishing was conducted
on the Clyde as an Industry. What
Glasgow has done by industry and
enterprise, by grit and perseverance,
surely   New   Westminster   and   the
ster has voted for her harbor scheme
second   defence;   M.     Palmer,  third
it  i_ nni  tn ho defence;     W.     Savage,    centre;   W.
it  is nor,  io oe Tambollne>  thlrd  home;     Sam  Sav_
age, second home: Wright, first
home; R. Cosulitch. outside home;
C. H. Lewis, inside home.
The Ladner ladies intend entertaining the Beaver team to a supper
or dance after the busy season is
over. The ladies have taken a
great interest in the doing of the
team     throughout ��� and     invariably
One word more
assumed that every harbor trust is
a success. Greenock in her palmiest
days spent enormous sums in docks
and harbor improvements. It was
hoped to corral the sea trade of
Glasgow. It was not successful.
Paisley started an etxenslve scheme
of deepening and widening the Cart,
   a tributary of the Clyde.    The object
Lower Fraser can do.   * We have all! was   again   to   intercept   Glasgow's l]^'^ out"to"r'oot
the   advantages   that   Glasgow   hnd commerce.    Again  the  attempt was ________
not.    We   have   the   example   of   a j futile. The      lesson      of      the
century of seaport building. We! Clyde for the Fraser is this. If
have behind us a friendly and open-1 Ne*-*** Westminster, aided and encour-
handed Dominion and Provincial aged by the whole Lower Fraser���
Governments. We have a river1 and the inferests of the Fraser from
ready made. We have, or at all '��� Chilliwack to the sea are identical
events will have, with the opening ���-Stlo": together, they can make iV.c
of the Panama canal, opportunities Fraser the greatest shipping river
of handling the greatest oceanic the world has ever seen,
shipping trade in the world. Glas-: The narrow markets of the
gow  had  to  build her trade,  make Clyde    will    be    as    nothing    com-
and he assured the members that the
view of the Stilwell trophy would be
shown. He also paid a generous tribute to the work Mr. Smith had done
for potato culture in Delta, having
Introduced over a hundred new varieties.
The Delta Council has agred to
contribute $75 towards defraying the
cost of the booklet, for which the
Board voted thanks.
President T. Kittson, occupied the
chair, and there was a satisfactory
attendance of members.
her river and finance her enterprise,
and she did it through the indomitable perseverance and the Incon-
querable grit of her citizens. Greater
New Westminster and the Lower
Fraser have the gifts laid on their
laps; all that is wanted Is the energy
to use them. But, and this is the
main point, it is not In banquets, lt
Is not In civic receptions, it is not
In lnter-munlcipal mutual admiration
meetings that great cities are built.
It is In commercial zeal and enterprise. The Clyde trust, which controls the Clyde harbor, has a funded
pared to the flood-tide of prosperity
that the Fraser will enjoy���on one
condition���that every man living on
the great river shoulders his own
burden and determines to make the
name of the Fraser famed wherever,
sun shines and waters run. The;
German navy are reputed to have a
toast "to the day," meaning the day
when Germany will be able to attack
Britain with safety. Let the people
on the Fraser take as their motto
"To the Day"���the day when the
Fraser will be the greatest harbor
ln the world.
VANCOUVER. B.C.. July 10 ���
Three healthy girls were born to Mr,
and Mrs: Wm. Heatheote of 277*1
Triumph street at - o'lock t-.!. morning. This is the first'case of triplets
being born in Vancouver on the records of thp birth register, and sets
a new local mark in the local anti-
race suicide cn:npnlgn.
CLEVELAND. O., July 9-r-
Three more deaths of babies
were reported this afternoon,
making the total de^th'' i'"r-
ing the present heat, wave CS.
Prediction of a thunderstorm
late tonight was the only relief held out by the weallier
bureau. Many prostrations
were reported from all over
the state.
Twenty Yorkshire Miners    Believed
Killed in English Mine In Attempt
at Rescue.
CONINGSBORO,   Yorkshire, Eng.,
July  9.���Twenty  heroes,    Including
some of the most experienced miners
ln all England, went to almost certain death today In a desperate effort
to rescue 30 miners, penned in the
lower workings of the Cadeby mine
by an explosion of gas.    Despite the
j fact that all of the thirty victims of
an  early  morning    explosion     were
j doubtless dead, the rescuers Insisted
I on  trying  to   penetrate  to the  bottom of the gas filled workings in the
i hope that some might still be alive.
Their effort was futile, and  four
additional      explosions      completely
shattered the shaft and shaft house,
' put the hoisting and ventilating ap-
j paratus out of commission and  imprisoned the entire rescue party in
the deep shaft.    Late this evening lt
was feared that all were dead.
Hon. Wm. Ross returned from a
two weeks' visit to the Fort George
country, states that the timber resources of the country along the G.
T.   P.   are  very  valuable.
On Monday, July 8th, a very pretty wedding took place in the Baptist
Church, Ladner, when the Rev. Mr.
Blunden united Arthur Gore, of New
Westminster, and Elinor Black, of
New Westminster. Miss Black is a
recent arrival from England. The
ladies of the Baptist Church on hearing that the ceremony was to take
place and that both parties were
strangers in Ladner, with great consideration used their energies to decorate the church and the rostrum
and the whole building was looking
exceedingly pretty with beautiful
fresh cut'flowers. Quite a number of
ladies turned out to witness the service. The bride was attended by
Miss Helen Hood, of the Delta, while
the groom was supported by Mr.
William Russell, of New Westminster.
A very tasteful present was made
to the bride by the church in the
form of a beautifully illustrated
Bible with Harold Copping's beautiful water color cuf%.
Completely   destroyed   by   cyclone.    One man Imprisoned in wreckage was miraculously saved. TSE DELTA TIMES
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1012.
and One Navy"���Mr. Borden in
Settlers Tickets  Will be Issued for
Surrey Pehpie at New Westminster,     .
CLOVERDALE,    B.C.,   July    9.���
The  annual  meeting  of the  Surrey
Board    of   Trade  was  held   at  the
Court House, Cloverdale, last night.
"One King, One Flag, One Empire After the u8ual routine business bad
Ibeen disposed of, the principal fea-
| ture of which was a report from
(Vice-President Shannon that he had
  i secured a promise from Mr. Purvis,
j manager interurban lines, B.C.E.R.,
LONDON, July 11.���Rt. Hon. R.; that settlers' tickets would be sold
L. Borden made an historic speech at the New Westminster office in
last night at a record-breaking gath- future in addition to the other offering of the Royal Colonial Institute flees along the line, the election of
before* a company numbering 270, officers for the ensuing year took
and including representatives of the place, resulting as follows: Presi-
whole Empire. With measured dig-j dent, S. H. Shannon; first vice-presi-
nlty, Mr. Borden enunciated the Ca-1 dent, D. S. Barton; second vice-pres-
nadian policy, and deeply impressed ' ldent, R. D. MacKenzie;' secretary,
the many British Parliamentarians j L. D. Carncross; treasurer, B. R.
present. When he pronounced em-! Whiteley. The following were elect-
phatically that Canada stood for led as chairmen of the various com-
"One King, One Flag, One Empire, | mittees: Membership, ex-President,
and One Navy," the cheering was j Bose; finance, J. Boothroyd; agri-
vociferous and long continued. Thei culture, Alex. Murphy; roads and
applause was renewed when Mr. j bridges, R. D. MacKenzie; transpor-
Borden added that not one jot orjtation, H. T. Thrift; navigation, J.
Canada's duly won autonomy would Brown; arbitration, Geo. Campbell;
be sacrificed. Perhaps the two most! Immigration an. publicity, E. M.
Impressive passages of the speech'Carncross; municipal, W. G. Wil-
were a tribute to French-Canadian j iiams; parliamentary, B. R, White-
loyalty and the reference to thei ley; postal and telephone, W. G.
navy.    The Premier said that as re-j Williams.
gards both the Immediate co-opera-1     After   the   meeting   the   members
tion to meet the present emergency  proceeded   to the   Columbia    Hotel,
and a permanent basis of partnership
in defence, he would say that Canadian people came* of races that had
never failed to realize and act upon
their responsibilities.
The British public men and men of
long experience who were present
agreed that no more remarkable demonstration ever greeted a Colonial
Premier in this country than on tne
conclusion of Mr. Borden's speech.
In his introductory remarks, the
chairman,-president of the institute,
made way for Mr. Borden. Many British members of parliament, of both
parties, were present, and about fifty
Canadians, among whom were a fair
sprinkling of Liberals. Mrs. Borden,
Mrs. Pelletler and Mips Doherty were
among the ladles present in the gallery. After the banquet both Mr.
and Mrs. Borden were the centre of
congratulating friends. Other guests
of honor were    Lieut.-General    Sir
where they joined the ladies and
other invited guests, and all sat
down to a sumptous repast prepared
by the genial proprietor, Mr. G. A.
Freeman. After justice had been
done to the Inner man, Presidentelect Shannon, as master of ceremonies, announced that toasts were
in order. The speakers of the evening. Messrs. H. T. Thrift, Frank J.
MacKenzie, M.L.A., C. H. Stuart-
Wade, publicity commissioner for
the city of New Westminster, ex-
President Bose, President Shannon,
Rev. D. A. McRae and Rev. T. H.
Wright, responded to the respective
toasts in appropriate terms, and each
spoke in the most optimistic terms
of the future of Surrey, and urged
upon the members present, and
every resident within the municipality the necessity for concerted action
to bring the district to the attention    of   outsiders,    and    President
Bevan IJdwards, presiding; Duke of Shannon's remarks  foreshadowed  a
Argyle, Lord Strathcona, __ari stanhope, Admiral Bowden-Smith, Earl
Onslow, Lord Cowdray, Sir Hartman
Just, and all the Canadian ministers
with the exception of Hon. J. D. Hazen; Rear-Admiral Kingsmill, Hon.
McNab, Sir Joseph Pope, Sir Chas.
Hobs, Mr. Norton Griffiths and Mr.
Harntir Greenwood.
Canada's Position.
The toast of "Our Guest" was proposed. The Premier after speaking
of the progress and development of
Canada gave way to more important
"We have the mandate of the Canadian people to discuss some matters
of great imperial concern. In advance of the discussion it is not to
he expected that I should make tonight any announcement as to our
co-operation in naval defence. One
or two declarations which were made
many times in Canada may perhaps
be repeated with advantage
publicity scheme for Surrey during
the coming year.
"Don't be a knocker, be a booster
and help Surrey to progress and
prosper," was the slogan of every
one present.
By standing and singing "God
Save the King" the most successful
banquet ever given by the Board of
Trade was brought to a close.
VICTORIA, July 10.���A deputation of residents of Esquimau waited
upon the premier and attorney general on Monday for the purpose of
presenting to the government the petition signed by property owners in
that district, asking for the incorporation of the area embracing the
town as a municipality, and laying
before the ministers their views on
that very important topic.  The min
"It is a trite savintr that the 'naval !iSter8 l'stened carefully to what the
lt is a trite saying tnat tne naval members of the deputation  had  to
supremacy of the Empire is the very and   promiBed  that  the  matter
breath of its life without which it Vould be laid before the executive
cannot possibly endure It has also<and an eariy repiy giTen.
seemed to us that this supremacy
can only be maintained by one united navy. Our ideal is one king, one
flag, one empire and one navy, powerful in days of stress or of peril to
vindicate the flag and maintain the
empire's existence.
"There are two considerations before us. The first touches a possible
immediate gravity under existing
conditions. The other touches more
difficult and more complex questions
of co-operation in the Empire's defence upon the high seas. The second of these considerations raises in
concrete form the question of the
future constitution of the organization of the Empire.
"It is of suficlent moment to emphasize our view that any great Dominion undertaking to share upon a j
permanent basis In the sea defence
of the Empire must have some ��*olce;
in the policy which shapes the hsues1
of war or peace.    Canada does not
propose to be merely an adjunct even
to the British Empire.    She faces ClJ�� j
future today with a proud spirit, con   j
scions of her problems,  but equally I
conscious  of  hor  ability    to     solv \
them.    Watchful  and  patient  of her
resources,    she is determined    they
shal ibe developed ni the u_*,ei-��i _i
her people.
"Mindful of her opportunities and1
her responsibilities, she is resolved j
to play her full part ln maintaining
the unity of the Empire in promoting
its influence for the cause of civilization and humanity and for peac*
among nations."
Loyal French-Canadians.
Referring to Canadian r'rench loyalty, Mr. Bordon wished to say that
there were no better, worthier or
more loyal subjects of His Majesty
than those who were represented by
his colleague, Hon. Mr. Pelletler
(loud and prolonged cheers.)
When   the   subject   of   municipal
ownership of telephones in Richmond
came up before the council on Wednesday  afternoon,   there  was   found
to be a unanimous sentiment In favor
of attempting the venture.    A resolution introduced by Councillor Gray
and seconded by Councillor Shepherd,
gave assurance to the Farmers' Telephone Company that the council was!
in sympathy with its wishes concern-1
ing   the   telephone   system.    It   was1
stated that a petition from the rate-!
payers for the submission of a tele-1
phone* bylaw would be favorably en-1
tertained   by   the   council.       Reeve i
Bridge   stated   that   officials   of  the
Farmers'   Telephone   Company   had.     Who with her passenger. W. A. P
made known to him that the British  __,���.     ,    _ ,,       ,     ...     ... .i
Columbia   Telephone   Company   bad Willard,  fell  a terrible  distance  at
made several offers to the company  Boston, both killed.���From the Lon-I
"for its lines. ������*- ���mor,' don Sphere.
It was Just before tbe Revolutionary
war tbat Abner Crashaw, a South Carolinian, was sitting on tbe veranda of
bis bouse near tbe month of Charleston harbor, on his left tbe Atlantic
ocean, on bis right tbe bay. He was
watching a ship, witb ber sails set-
slowly making ber way up tbe coast.
Presently he got up from bis seat
went into tbe bouse and returned witb
a spy glass, wblcb be turned upon tbe
approaching v^sel. After keeping the
glass fixed on ��� for awhile be lowered
it and exclaimed:
"Well. I declarer
Wtyit surprised Mr. Crashaw was
that tbe ship he saw coming had not
a single person on deck, not even a
man at the wheel. Calling for some
of his negroes, be led tbem down to
the brink, where be found a yawl.
Launching her, he got in at the stern
and directed them to pull bim out to
tbe ship. During tbe passage be kept
his eyes fixed on ber, every moment
expecting some one to come up tbe
companion wny on to tbe deck. But
not a sign of life appeared, and when
the boat was pulled up alongside on
her port how there was no one to take
a rope. The yawl was attached to the
bowsprit chains, and Mr. Crashaw
climbed up unassisted on to the deck.
Walking aft be went down tbe com
panlonway Into tbe cabin, where be
found a table set for dinner. A Joint
was on a platter at one end. a fish at
tbe other and vegetables between. The
plates indicated that no one had been
served. How long the viands had been
on tbe table there was nothing to
show, but tbey bad been there long
enough to get cold.
Mr. Crashaw looked through tbe
rooms, but found no one. ln several
of them there were ladies' apparel, indicating women bad been on board
There were a few articles of clothing
ln each room, and Crashaw searched
the pockets for some Indication as to
who tbey were and what ship they
sailed In. for if there had been any
name painted on the vessel It bad dis
appeared. But there was not even a
scrap of paper to show wbo were tbe
persons wbo had deserted her. where
sbe was from or where sbe was bound.
One stateroom was locked. Kicking
in the door, be found on tbe floor the
dead body of a young woman, ln her
band was a vial In which a small part
of tbe contents remained Tbe Inference was tbat sbe bad poisoned herself. What reason could she bave bad
for doing so except to escape some calamity!
Returning to tbe deck. Crashaw examined the lifeboats to see if there
was a name of the ship on any of
tbem. In these days names of vessels
appear on everything belonging to
them, but that was a very different
age. Ships were fewer and smaller,
and tbe distances traveled were therefore far greater than today. It is not
therefore so remarkable that there was
nothing to Indicate what vessel this
one was. The* log would have sbown
It, but tbe log was not to be found.
Crashaw let down tbe sails and. getting out a hawser, attached one end to
tbe forecastle and making fast tbe
other*to tbe stern of his yawl he
started for the mouth of the harbor.
The progress made was slow, but thfl
distance was not great, and In due
time tbe deserted ship was anchored
just below Crashnw's dwelling.
As soon ns lt was known thnt n ship
wjth u mystery attached had lieen captured visitors from Charleston and the
neighboring plantations cume In flocks
to see her Every one had a theory ns
to the mystery, but no theory fultilled
the conditions. Those who bad deserted her could not bave done so on account of a storm, for there was noth
Ing broken, no lights stove In. and the
lifeboHts were all in their places.
Of the several hypotheses advanced
the most likely wns that the ship hod
eutered a harbor, all aboard had gone
ashore and she had been blown off.
But lu that case she would not have
been left entirely unguarded and. If so,
surely not without the anchor having
boon dropped. Another theory was
thai she had been blown ashore and
the passengers had swum to land.
With n rising tide she bad floated aft.
In either of these two cases the vessel would have shown signs of bad
weather, and In the latter It ls to be-
supposed (hat at least one of the boats
would have been taken and certain
buoyant articles would have been used
:ts floaters.
What became of the ship has not
been recorded. In these days Crashaw
would hnve turned her in and received
prize money. He may have done this,
ns would be done today. Had It not
been for n crime committed by an old
man in New vork In stabbing to death
a I'omrado. both of whom hnd been
sailors, the mystery would never have
been solved The murderer, who had
been brought up n f.on_nn Catholic,
was very penitent before suffering the
death penalty for his crime and con
"ossed nil his sins to n priest.
Among them wns piracy. He had
lieen a member of a pirate crew
When cruising on the Atlantic coast
his ship hndr fallen In with a prize
sailing from the West Indies to New
York Having forced the crew and
:iassen*jers to walk the plank and. see
ing another prize In the dlstnnce. they
left the first. Intending to return for It
after looting the second. The chase
was longer than they bad expected
and tbey never again saw their first
mabel's chitchat me Royal Bank al Canada
The Way to Put on Professional
Looking Hat Facings.
Velvet Should Be Cut Right Way ef
Nap From Bask te Front, Silk en the
Straight of Goods���A Masculine Domestic Hint
Dear Elsa-Tes, dear; I can well imagine what a aad time you bad facing
"tbe bat witb a hlgb rolling brim" you
so feelingly wrote me about ln your
last letter. These facings to look well
must fit on the bat brim without the
slighteat crease or wrinkle.
Few women, bowever, who trim
their own bats seem to have the least
ootion of how to put on a facing, so
tiou't be discouraged, for wben one
knows bow this millinery accomplishment is quite easy. Here's the way It
should be done:
Kirst cat'-h your bare, or bat it is in
this Instance, then take a piece of tissue paper large enough to cover the entire brim. Lay this flat on a table and
put tbe hat on top of It.
Have at band plenty of pins and
draw tbe paper up over tbe brim, pinning lt securely to the edge at intervals of half an inch all round the
This done, cut tbe paper outside the
edge to a point one-half inch nbove the
brim's edge, then turn the hat over
and slash tbe paper ln the center of
tbe crown to" a point one-quarter of an
inch inside of tbe brim line. Make
eight or ten slashes across the diameter of tbe crown so tbe paper will fit
well up into it without wrinkling.
Between the slushes the paper will
be pointed. Cut off one Inch from each
Witb great care you must remove
tbe paper from the bat Now. Elsa.
you will bave a correct pattern from
which to cut your material for facing.
Witb a pencil mark tbe center of tbe
front and back of your pattern so tbat
wben you cut out tbe material tbe
grain will run all right As your facing ls of velvet you must cut tbe nap
to run from back to front
Cut tbe velvet exactly like the pattern and lay lt on the hat's brim, but
be careful not to stretch It while so
doing. Pin it securely to the brim's
euge, as you did tbe pattern, then
smooth lt Into tbe crown and pin at
frequent Intervals at the crown line.
Be sure the facing lies smoothly before you begin to sew. Beginning at
the center back, turn in tbe edge of tbe
facing to meet tbe edge of tbe hat's
brim and sew lt fast witb a small slip
stitch���that ls, running tbe tbrend under tbe'edge of tbe velvet and catching tt to tbe straw.
Now, with tbe hand smooth tbe facing from tbe edge of tbe brim toward
tbe crown and, If necessary, readjust
tbe piece to make lt fit without a
single wrinkle. This done, sew tbe
facing at tbe crown line, using a long
and short back stltcb and strong cotton thread. Tbe bat's lining is also
sewed around at this point, concealing
the line of tbe stitching on the facing.
Tnen tbe hat ls ready for the trimming.
It does not sound so terribly difficult, does It. Elsa? And I am quite
sure thut any one who trims hats as
chr*: mlngly as you do will have no
trouble facing them If you follow
these directions.
A Masculine Domestic Hint-
Dick's old college chum. Tom D.,
wns> stopping in town over the week
end. so we asked him to hnvp ten with
us lost Sunday night Of course the
day before tny maid's cousin or grandmother or some kind of relative died.
so 1 wns minus a domestic to help get
the meal. But I never even missed
Martha, for Tom Insisted upon being
assistant cook.
When I proposed scrambled eggs as
a piece de resistance my bachelor assistant asked permission to add some
puffed rice to the scrambled mixture.
I Joyfully consented, and after the
butter had been melted In the saucepan he threw in a cupful of the
puffed rice nnd let It get brown, belug
very careful not to let It scorch. He
then stirred in the eggs and milk. Tbe
browned rlee gave n dellclonsly appetizing tinvor to the scrambled eggs and
also made It unnecessary to use ns
many eggs as would have been needed
without It.
But while tiie egg process was proving so Interesting we forgot the toost.
and It burned a bit. The man who
seemed to know so many helpful
things asked for the uutmeg grater
and easily and eveuly grated off the
burned parts. These are hints worth
passing on, aren't they? Hoping to see
you soon In fawn wearing the velvet
fnced lint, I um, as ever, yours devotedly. MABEL.
New York.
Incorporate** ISM,
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED,    .    $10,000,000
CAPITA-. PAID-OP    $ ��,tU,0S0
RBSURVK FUND            $ _,0M,1SS
Total Assets Over On* Hundred and Tec M-lsaa.
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Aoo-vnu may be epened with dap__lu of ONK DOLLAR   and   Upward*
Interest paid, m *r��dMed, hatf-y early on June   SOth and   Deoemkw
Slat, aaoh year.
An accident insurance policy is not only a good investment,
but a protection you really owe to your family.
We can furnish these policies in sums    of    from    flOOO to
$5000 at a very nominal cost.
Stop at our office and let us talk it over.
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
Phone L80
Ladner, B. C.
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J       Bold in bulk, ootton saaks, and ln tic cartons by dealers.
Try Item, Tbey Are Good.
National Biscuit & Confection Co., LM.
Vancouver, BjC.
Makers of tUe Famons Halda Chocolates and National Btsealts.
Vancouver City Market
The Market ls operated by the City aa a means of bringing the
Producer and Consumer together.
You Are Invited to Send Your Produce
We handle everything from the Farm  (except milk).
By consigning your Produce to the Vancouver City Market you
will get best prices, sharp returns and prompt settlements.
JOHN McMILLAN,   Manager
Narrow Belts 8mart.
The fashionable belt of the moment
Is about an inch and a half in width
nnd is mnde of black pntent leather
decorated with n buckle to rantcb or
With nn antique silver one. A perfectly plain belt bns Its votaries, but
In some cases nn introduction is mnde
of tiny white button trimmings, which
look very sinnrt Indeed when the buttons are clustered at the back In a
pyramidal form designed to give grace
to the figure.
Narrow satin belts are being issued
also, and some of the dressmakers introduce by their means a contrast ln
colors to the rest of tbe costume, using
shades of pink, blue and mauve most
dexterously folded Into tbe narrow
compass at their command.
Carriages,   Wagons and1 Farm   Implements of all
classes and descriptions.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Work.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
and General Machinery.
lidner Carriage and Automobile Works
G. T. BAKER, Proprietor
Manufacturers snd Dealers iu all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, ____, Doors Tunings and House fln'shlnfe
Phone R 14 Bburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1012.
It is rumored that the municipality
is negotiating for the purchase of
the  Ladner-Steveston  ferry  service.
R. J. Stokes, left on Wednesday
for a trip to Australia. Mr. Stokes
expects to    be    away about four
The Austrian, M. Martlnollch's*
boat, which has been at Vancouver
for some time, getting the finishing
touches on her, Is almost completed
and  will  be in commission  shortly.
The MacLellan lumber yard ls
getting on. Already the galvanised
iron roof has been fixed on a part
of it. When complete lt will be one
of the most up-to-date mills on tbe
Fraser, and that certainly means
There will be a meeting of tbe
Municipal Council today when tbe
tenders for tbe new Municipal Hall
will be opened. There are so far
four tenders, two from Westminster
and two from Vancouver.
Mr. S. D. Walter denies the report
that he has been offered $10,000 to
play first base for Pittsburg for the
season. He is holding out for a
partnership in Andrew Carnegie's
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Mr. E. T.. Calvert ls busy at his
potatoes these days.
The following advertisement appeared in an Eastern paper:
The sacrament of communion will
bo held in St. Andrew's Church on
Sunday morning, June 14th.
Mr. Asahel Smith, the "Delta Potato King," was at New Westmin-
ter over Tuesday night attending a
meeting of the People's Trust of
which he is a director.
With the arrival of the Sonoma,"
on Wednesday, a sooth individual,
who was taken for a lone Christie
Minstrel, stepped off the boat. It
was only a harmless passenger who
had no Idea of the blackening capacity, of tbe Sonoma's coal.
NESBIT���On Wednesday, July 10,
to the wife of Herbert Nesbit, a
For Bale, For Exchanc��. Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Lost, Found, Work
Wsrtted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word, minimum charge * feenta. Three
insertions art the price of two. All Want
Ads. must be ln by 2 p.m. on Thursday.
For Sale���Massey Harris binder,
tn good repair. Apply Drawer "I,"
Tbe quarterly business social of
the Baptist Church was held on
Wednesday evening. The reports of
th. last quarter are highly satisfactory nnd show the continued growth
and energy of the Baptist community
at Ladner.
There was a parade of local Orangemen at the Baptist Church on
Sunday. Rev. Mr. Blunder preached an appropriate sermon. The
church was full and the members of
the Orange Order were there ln
good  numbers.
Jack Johnson has been meeting
some of his friends from the North.
Jack is a good sort and would gruo
stake a yellow dog. Let's hope that
all those gay boys who met him up
in the cold days in Northern Alberta
���nd who have had his consideration
here, will come through when they
-.'���t their stakes.
The old shed, which had become
quite a landmark and also an eyesore at the Ladner landing stage, has
been removed. The government ls
erecting a new wharf, which will
bring Ladner still further into the
Mr. Ike Whitworth's boat, the
good ship "BirdBwell," is on tho
stocks ready to launch. Some or
these days she will make her dip
into the Fraser, and then, good luck
to her. There is not a more carefully designed craft on the Pacific
Coast today.
the well known Eye-Sight Specialist,
of Colllster Block, Columbia street,
New Westminster, will attend at Dr.
King's Office, Ladner, once a month
commencing Monday, July 15th, and
every third Monday in the month
from 10:30 to 4:30. Dr. Hope specializes in examination of eyes and
fitting of glasses.
P. 0. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON, rrop.-���
LADNER,  -   -   B. C.
All Modern Conveniences, Newly Furnished.   Well Heated,   Sample  Room
American and European _*lan
First Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors St Cigars
Ratbs Reason a blb
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Nnt   and   Lump  Coal  for Sale
Mr. J. D. Cunningham, Editor of
the British Columbian; Mr. K. Myers, secretary of the New Westminster Progressive Association, and
Messrs H. Darling and J. Dorgan,
two of the members of that association constituted the deputation that
appeared at the Delta Board of
Trade meeting on Monday last.
There was a great game at baseball last week end���that's better
than calllne It Sunday���when Mr.
Walter's "Tigers" took one spot off
Mr. Gifford's "Leopards," to the
tune of 10 to 9. It Is rumored that
some of the beads of the American
League will be present with pockets I
full of bills next Sunday, when Mr. I
Walter's "Tigers" and Mr. Brown's
"Lions" will clash in deadly combat.
On Grauer's Beach on Sunday
there will be baseball wigs on the
green. The East Beach campers
and the West Beach campers are
locking horns, and when the smoke
has cleared away prophetic forecasts of runs and pitchers' averages
will be all shot to pieces.
That Bill Rlckards will put paid
after Tommy Burns' name on Aug.
8th, at Saskatoon, Is the firm belief
of Delta boys, and they are prepared
to put down good old greenbacks to
substantiate their opinion. Whether
Bill is quite in the Lil' Arthur class,
Is another matter. Don't do it, BUI.
Trim Tommy and leave It at tbat.
The big smoke is entirely a different
Tenders will be received by the
Delta Municipal Council up till noon,
July 20th, 1912, for all ditching
work to be done under the East
Delta Drainage Bylaw. For further
particulars, apply Clerk's Office,
n. a. mcdiarmid,
C. M. C.
Ii ls said that there is some soreness in Westham Island with regard
to the league matches,   and   some:
gossins have gone the length of stat-j
ing  that  Westham   Island   will   not
produce  a  team  next  year.      The
_>m6B do��s not believe the rumors, j
The  Westham  Island   boys  are  too |
rood sports to allow any soreness to'
last long, and they will be bark with
a team able to take their chance with
the best of them next season.    Perhaps they  had not the best of the
luck  this  year,  but  sport  is  sport. I
Anyone can be a good winner,,  but:
It  takes  the right type of sport to ���
be a good loser.    After all, there ls|
something ln  letting the honors  go ���
round, and lt would please everyone \
interested   In  lacrosse  In   the   Delta
to  see  the  Shamrocks   next   season
with  a team  that would  keep both
the Maple Leafs and the Reavers on;
the stretch  all  the time.    Westham
Island, even If they wer** nosed out
of the  championship,  have  no  reason to be downhearted.    They have
a fine clean bunch of lacrosse players
to represent them.    What more do
they want? I
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kind* ol
Your Patronage Solicited
Incorporated IS 10.
We are prepared to Install single-
line or party Una phones at short notice. Long distance In connection with
jut service.   Apply te
��� A. DeR. TAYLOR. See.
Via Steveston and
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leave Ladner���8:30 a.m..  12:30 p.m.
and 6:So p.m.
Leave Steveston���9:3>0 a.m., 1:3*0 p.m.,
and 7:30 p.m. ,
Leave Ladner���8:30 a.m.,    6:30 p.m.
Leave Steveston���9:30 a.m.. 7:30 p.m.
"Potatoes for Sale���Mr. Asahel
Smith, British Columbia's Potato
King, recent winner ot "The Stilwell
Trophy," valued at $1000, personally conducts a practical correspondence course on "How to succeed in
the potato industry,' Terms $5 for
the three months' tuition; $20 for
full course of instruction. Address
the Asahel Smith Correspondence
School, Box 2, Ladner, B. C."
Had it not been for tbe presence
of mind of Mr. A. P. Fisher of the
Canadian Nattional Investors a nasty
automobile acicdent would have occurred last Saturday night. As lt
was considerable damage was done i
to the two autos involved. Mr.
Fisher was standing on the Trunk
road, about a mile out of Ladner,
talking to a pedestrian, when Mr.
Charles Milne of the Milne Produce j
Company, Vancouver, who was driving towards Vancouver, ran Into the
back of Mr. Fisher's car. Had Mr.
Fisher not turned on his power and
started when he saw the other car
bearing down on him the impact
would have been much worse. As
it was, Mr. Milne had the front of
his car pretty badly damaged, his
wind shield being completely shattered. The tail light of Mr. Fisher's
car was broken.
Meadows    of    Fraser    A'alley Yield
Luxuriantly     This     Season���
Cutting.HnH Begun.
(From   The   British  Columbian.)
From all quarters   of the   Frast
Valley comes the    gratifying    new
that the hay crop this year Is In th*.
majority  of  ureas a  luxuriant crop, j
and in nearly every    district    aboye
thc averuge.
On Monday cutting in the Delta
began In earnest and this week mowing will be in full swing over the
whole district���450 harvesters have
arrived during the pnst ten days and
those are being rapidly absorbed. A
few farmers commenced operations
the previous week but, although the
crop was perfectly ripe, the great
majority abstained owing to the uncertainty of the weather. The peculiar conditions of the Delta demand a humid spring and this season the atmospheric provisions admirably supplie dthe needs of the
Delta soil, more so indeed than has
obtained during the last five years.
The acreage under hay this year Is
less than last year by about 1000
acres. This Is due to the increased
area devoted to the raising of potatoes, an increase nodoubt arising
from the celebrity won by the B. C
exhibit at New York. Chicago and
other centres of the United States,
ot which exhibit the Delta contributed the most outstanding component, as well as furnishing the expert collector and classifier, the "Potato King," Mr. Asahael Smith.
The indispensable complement of
labor Is also satisfactory and haymakers are flocking in daily, hiring
out  at $2.50 per diem.
In Lulu Island the hay harvest Is
also excellent and cutting began before the recent spell of wet weather
set ln. In consequence large swathes
lying   on   the   ground   have  become
bleached but despite this the returns
will   be  greatly  above  the  averagi
Quite a quantity of it had been gatl
ered ln cocks before the rains poure
dowu their damaging showers.
In Aannacis Island one of the mol
favored hay regions in the countl.
much   the   same  conditions  prevail,
large areas are cut and ln cock. The
grass  Is  thick  nnd  th"  returns  are
expected to be abnormal.
From Surrey, Langley, MatsquI
and the upper Fraser valley generally similar reports are being received,
In many cases a record crop is pre-,
dieted. The great desldertum Is
good harvesting weather.
Ooal raining rights of the Dominion,
ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, ths Northwest Territories and In a >ortion, of
ths Province of British Colu.abla, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acie. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application foi a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Afent or Sub-Agent of ths district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land .aust
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions cf sections, and in unaur-
veyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
-Bach application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 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 mtne at the rate
of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mln6 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 lncli.de the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purc.iase whatever
available surface rights ma/ be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Fraser   River   "Fifty    Niner"   Re-
.  Visits Scenes of His Youth���
"Uncle Dan" Here.
(From  The IJritlsh  Coiumbian.)
Professor Dan Smith, 79 years i f
age, recognized along the entire Pacific coast as tbe youngest old man
living, who passed up the Fraser
river in search of gold during 1858-
1859, was ln the city today on his
first visit here since that time. He
was greatly surprised to see tho
wonderful growth and development
that has taken place since the da;*3
of the gold rush. While here he will
try to look up some of his acquaintances of the early days.
"Uncle Dan" as he ls known from
one end of the coast line to tha
other Is a disciple.of scientific, exercise and one of the founders of
clean athletics in the west. At hlB
advanced age his step ls springier
and his eye brighter than most
men's at tbe age of forty.
He believes that there is a science
of- longevity and whenever he has
an opportunity he expounds the laws
of nature ln their relation to right
and healthful living. His mind, too.
is resourceful. He has a sensible
shoe, the method of manufacture <.f
which he brings before those Interested, and he has been Instrumental
In having new machinery for the
manufacture of this patent article Installed in penitentiaries in the Republic.
Do You Deal at the
If not, why not?
Let us figure on your Grocery orders. We have the goods
you are looking for, and our prices are so that you cannot duplicate them elsewhere.
Give Us a Trial Order
Remember our Saturday and Monday
always interesting.
Specials.    They    are
For Saturday and Monday Only
Twenty-four Tapestry Rugs, sires 28 by 52 inches, iu assorted patterns. Regular prices up to $2.50. On Saturday and
Monday, your choice for, each   $1.65
Phone 39 Ladner, B. C.
Goods Delivered to all parts of the town.
Corner Westham and Delta
Favorite Resort for Automobile Parties
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
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VICTORIA, B.C., July 10.���A fine
exhibit of writing and drawing by
scholars of the Victoria public
schools will shortly be forwarded to
Toronto, where It will enter into i
competition with exhibits from the
schools of other cities in Canada at
the forthcoming national fair at the
Queen City. This will be the first
time that Victoria has exhibited at
the premier Canadian exhibition, and
in consequence nothing but the very
best of the products of the youth
of the city will be sent east. Vancouver will also send an exhibit.
(From The British Columbian.)
The Canbricol Corporation, an organization of English capital which
practically controls Annacis Island,
has just acquired the Parmiter property there, 2B1 acres in extent, for
the price of $208,000. This property has been under option to them
for the past year, under the terms of
which they paid $250 per week to
keep the option alive. Four days
prior to its expiry, they closed out
the deal. It Is understood that this
now completes operations commenced over two years ago, the object of
which was to control tho island, la
preparation for the harbor scheme,
under which they have agreed to
give the Harbor Commission, when
formed, the necessary facilities
which the scheme calls for.
Advocated by the Ricnmond Progressive Association, and meeting
with favor, It is stated, from municipal officials, a strong movement Is
on foot to permanently pave a highway the eight-mile width of Lulu
Island, from Eburne to Steveston.
"Good roads for Richmond" has
been one of the live policies pursued
by the municipal council, and under
Its administration a great imnrova-
ment in the Island's thoroughfare*
lias been made. It is felt, however,
that the road system cannot be fully
complete until it includes a well-
paved street from Eburne to Steveston.
The B.C. Thoroughbred Association, It ls understood, have made
tentative offers of assistance In financing the paving work. The roads
used for the highway would be No. 3
and thea No. 9. It would pass by
Minoru Park, thence following a
straight course south to Steveston.
The local Progressive Association intends to take the matter up shortly
with the municipal council.
The Water Superintend, nt
Requests the public not to waste
water during the testing that
is going on along the pipe
will be in Ladner every Friday
from 10:30 a.m.  to 6:30 p.m.
Office   over    Delta   Mercantile
Vancouver office:  641  Granville
OTTAWA, July 9.���The govorn-
meat, through the Minister of Militia. I:i".b declined with thanks the offer -jf tho British War Office to defray thi; expenses of Canadian militia
officers who will accompany Colonel
Hiifbts to England next month to
lean modern military tactics at fir&t
lutn.i through attendance at the Fil-
ti:ih army manoeuvres in September.
Some half dozen officers of the mill-
tla, selected from various parts of
Canada will accompany the minister
to England at the end of next month.
Delta   Hotel.
L. H. Campbell, Vancouver.
Rhys Ladwlck, Vancouver.
E. S. Leant, Vancouver.
Wm.   Shephard,   Portland,   Ore.
Russell  Shepherd,  Portland, Ore.
M.  E. Shepherd, Portland, Ore.
Lucile  Shepherd.   Portland.  Ore.
.1. W. Cunningham, New Westminster.
.1. Dorgan, New Westminster.
iff.  L,   Barling.  New  Westminster.
K.   Myers.   New   Westminster.
Harry Sharp, New Westminster.
C   A. McKillof. Vancouver.
H L. Edmonds and wife. New
Mrs. W. II. Edmonds. New Westminster.
C. Pearce. New Westminster.
Ladner Hotel.
3. Doyle, New Westminster.
D. Fitzpatrlck, New  Westminster.
M. .1. Stanford, Vancouver.
J. Coles, Vancouver.
J.   Sinderson,   Point   Roberts. *
K.  Sinderson.  Point  Roberts.
J. Davis. Kamloops.
R.  C. judson.  Vancouver.
L. Stevens, Vancouver.
George Daniels, Moncton, N. S,
Mr  Abercrombie, Lulu Island.
RT.  HON  R.  L.   BORDEN*.
The Premier spoke recently at Bristol, in answer to an address of
welcome on the occasion of his landing in England, aud is now In
!���: vi
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1918.
SEATTLE, July 11���Resuming investigation of the impeachment
��� charges against Judge C. II. Hanford, the congressional committee
this morning callede to the stand
the eighty-eighth witness to test' "y
on the charge of drunkenness,
which is one of thc main complaints
ln the impeachment indictment.
Miss Adele Parker, high school
teacher, testified late yesterday that
she had seen Hanford drunk on two
occasions on street cars. She said
the judge was flushed, had a puffy
appearance, and that his eyes were
biood-shot. The conductor had to
arouse the judge, she said, by asking "Old man, what street do you
.get off at?"
L. H. McMahon, attorney at Salem, Ore., testified that Judge Hanford was asleep for 15 minutes during the progress of a trial In Tacoma, that the attorneys stopped
their arguments until the judge
finished h's slumbers with an audible snore. The witness also saw
the judge take drinks tn a hotel
bar. McMahon said that if any
.lawyer conducted himself as Judge
aHanford did ln court, he would be
fined for contempt.
John C. Iliggins, university regent, while anxious to give Hanford
the fullest ondorsomont, admitted
that two or three times he observed
the judge In a drowsv pondl'Pin
when he upp-ircu'.ly failed to hear
the arguments presented.
H. Fuhrberg, saloon man, testified "ie saw Judge Hanford so unmistakably drunk on a street corner
that his wife wondered "wouldn't
you think a man like Judge Hanford
���would take a taxi?"
Samuel S. Langley, a lawyer;
George M. Jacobson, real estate
man; E. C. Merrlam, timber cruiser:
John F. Nieman, J. L. Zimmerman:
George Dlch, and W. R. Mood, policemen, all testified along the same
Two New Railroads.
OLYMPIA, July 11.���Articles of
Incorporation have been filed with
Secretary of State I. M. Howell for
two new railroads. The Mesklll &
Columbia River Railway Company
will build an interurban from Mesklll, in Lewis county, to the Columbia river, with Mesklll as the chief
place of business. The capital stock
,ls placed at $20,000. The incorporators are George C. Ellsburg, Anne C.
Robinson, B. F. May, E. A. May and
J. C. Dolphin. The Puget Sound &
Cascade Railway Company, with
headquarters In Seattle, will construct a railway In Skagit county,
.through the principal cities and
towns. The capital stock Is $500,-
O00 an dthe following are incorporators: Thomas Smith, .tlount Vernon;
T. J. Meagher, Mount Vernon, and
F. II. Jackson, Clear Lake.
Endorse Bill.
SEATTLE, July 11.���-After listening to an address by H. H. Gross,
���president of the National Soil Fertility League, the Seattle Commercial
Club voted Its indorsement of the
Lever Agricultural Extension Bill
now before Congress, which alms to
secure   both   federal   and   state   aid
��� for a scientific development of the
country's agricultural resources. Mr.
Gross   said   that   the   bill   had   been
��� -declared hy James J. Hill the most
valuable piece of constructive legislation ever presented to Congress,
"and rightly so," said Mr. Gross,
���"because the greatest economic problem this country has before it ts the
vonsevation  of the  fertility    of    its
��� -.oil."
Took Precautions.'
BELLINGHAM, July 11.���Tomasa
Valla, an Italian arrested In a gambling raid, fell to his knees In Judge
Fe.atherkile's court room on Tuesday
afternoon and swore that he would
murder the judge ns soon as he was
' freed from serving the 100-day sen-
' "fence imnosed. "It is too much you
fine me," cried Valla. "You punish
me hecnueo 1 nm poor. But I get
even." Here Valla full to his knees
and lifted up his hands. "I swear
hy the Virgin that I will kill this
Judge when 1 get out of jail." The
rourt imposed another hundred
rtnys, statins; that he wished to prolong Ms own existence as much as
Rattler in Grip.
SPOKANE. July 11.���William
Owen called at tho office of Internal
Revenue Inspector James Daniels to
���claim a suit case sent to him, in
bond, from MacLeod. Alberta. Act-
irr Postoffice Inspector Charles Rtd-
<llfonl nnd InsnoetorR Wntson, Flavin. Gardner and Welter were In file
Office at the time. Owen mapped
the latrh and opened the ltd. Simultaneously seven men tried to get
out of thp door nbreast. A six foot
rattlesnake, which had not been fed
for some time, was conspicuously re-
renfl^*: the ��!**iVi"p ��p it >*n-i received. In the rush at the door the
seven men got jammed nnd Flavin
and W.'i'son were injured.
He Hns Made Friends.
BELI.INGHAM.  July     11.���Count.
Antone W'o'ber. said to hive h"en nn
officer In the German army and who j
was arrested some months ago on a
Charge   of      forcery,   wept.     bitterly
when advised that he must leave the
local jail and  begin his n-ohatlonsirv
sentences at Monroe.     "1 havo made
pleasant  friends in jail,"    said    the
count, "and I dHike to leave them.
One is "lire of his friends, hut one
��� can never tell what scurvy trick new
and untried acquaintances may try."
Would Force Purchase.
SEATTLE,   July   11.���On   the  ln-
Itletlve of M, O   Carton, a taxpayer.
Judge   Everett   Smith   Issued  an   al-
teranMve  wrt  of  mandate  requrlng
the mayor and  council of Seattle to
complete  the  Hebb  power  site' purchase  and   isue  $1,000,000  bonds  in
*i<T(|--*t therefore, or <*liow cause on
July  IS   for their  failure  so to  do.
It Is the contention    of Mr.    Carton
that  the  city  is legally     bound     to
make   the   purchase,   and   that   tb<?
needs   of   th"   general   electric  hus1-
ness of the city and    the    demands
that will he made upon the city for
���power,   with   the   installation   of   a
municipal street railway, imperatively deminfi i*ie acquisition of t*<�� ��tt.e.
Home Course
Road Making
III.���Method of Financing
Improved Roads.
Director Office of Public Roads.
United States Department     *
of Agriculture.
Copyright by American Press Association. 1912.    .
T is a matter of sound business
policy to require tbat all road
taxes be paid ln cash. In the
past tbe collection of labor for
road building has been compulsory
and the collection of money voluntary,
but experience has shown that this
system must be reversed. A tax which
is levied for tbe purpose of developing
resources hitherto undeveloped, which
development would add to the people's
wealth, cuunot be cousldered a burden
lu any respect.   It is an investment.
'.m to thp m**'?h**ds of rnlslng money
lor road building purposes, there are
two systems which have been employed tn different parts of tbe country,
both with considerable success. One
plan may be called the "pay as you go"
system. Under this plan a small annual tax ls levied, the proceeds of
which may be used pertly for tbe purchase of equipment and partly for ac
tual work on the roads. This tax may
be increased slightly at Intervals, but
It continues to be paid as an annual
tax, tbe proceeds of which are annually expended for road building purposes. This system has certain advantages, for example, ln connection
witb this expenditure of tbe annual
tux. While only a limited amount of
work can be done each year, there is
no opportunity for wasting large sums
The people of the county gradually
adapt themselves to the changed conditions, and the persons placed lu
charge of the road work have an opportunity of becoming efficient by their
own experience before tbey come to
handle larger sums nf money, und an
other thing which has considerable
weight with u large class of people ls
thut the county ls kept out of debt.
Another advantage of this system ls
that when a county has a large taxuble
wealth a small annual levy will yield
us large a sum us can be wisely expended.
The more enlightened and the more
commercial n people are the larger Is
the application.of the credit system in
their business. In the early settlement of this country the money for
development and business enterprises
wns borrowed from Europe. Gruu
itnlly tbe eastern states Increased In
wealth to such an extent that they
not ouly paid their European debts,
hut had money to loan for tho up-
building of their sister states in the
west. At the present time some of
the western states nre joining with
those lu the east In lending money lo
Europe. During tiie past lot) years
on the system of "going into debt for
public Improvements" this country
has risen from a small dependent na
tion to the head of the list.
The disadvantages of (he "pay as
you go" system nre thnt the work of
road building proceeds too slowly. In
In counfy which h'*s rtv> miles of road,
100 miles of which should he considered Its main thoroughfares. If it
raises a tax sufficient to build five
miles of good road each year twenty
years will be required to Improve the
loo miles, and many of the citizens
of the county would continue to pay
taxes for years before thuy would re
celve any benefit therefrom,
The system of raising money for
road building by Issuing bonds is generally unpopular, because people dread
the idea of debt.
The great a (Iran rage lu the system
of borrowing money for road building
Is that by securing the larger sums of
money for Immediate expenditure the
work can be pushed more rapidly, and
the roads which would otherwise re
'liilre twenty or thirty years for their
Improvement can, under this system,
be finished In four or five years. The
people of the county lieglu lo receive
benefits from the work more qulcklv.
and the benefits are sufficiently great
to ennble them to pay the Interest on
tbe borrowed money and to provide n
sinking fund to puy back that money
with more ease than they could pay
tbe annual taxes In advance of tin
completion of tbe road.
Under the "pay as you go" plan the
' present generation builds the roads and
' tbe next generation gets the benefit of
them. Under the bond issue policy
both tbe present and the future genera,
tions receive the benefits and both help
to pay for them.
It may be argued that tbe system of
borrowing money for road building is
more expensive for tbe reason that the
money borrowed mnst be paid back as
well as the interest thereon, which at
S per cent ln twenty years will amour
to as much as tbe principal, and then
fore for each dollar borrowed two wf
bave to be paid back at the end C ���
twenty years.  This ls not strictly tnl
however. The money will be borrow*
as needed.   Furthermore, a few thot
sand dollars placed ln the bank at compound Interest ls sufficient for a -Inking fund.
The above objection would in a measure apply to any similar transaction
in tbe business world, and yet today
90 per cent of all tbe business of the
civilized world is done on a crettt basis. If nations, states, counties and individuals bad listened to this argument this country of ours would today
be almost as little known and as Ilttle
developed as tbe continent of Africa.
When a community is building public roads for tbe use of its people all
of tbe money borrowed for this purpose ls placed In circulation among tbe
people. They use lt In their business
transactions; they make lt earn an interest often worth far more to tbem
thuu the interest which the county
pays for the sum. In other words, the
county bus tbe roads and the money
which has been spent upon them.
The whole structure of our Indus- j
trial and governmental fabric rests]
upon the mechanism of credit Tbe
amount of legal tender,actually ln circulation In the United States in 1*910
was only $34.52 per capita and would
be pitifully Inadequate to meet the
demands of business If all transactions
were conducted on a cash basis. Tbe
building of our great railroads, tbe
financing of our war of Independence
and subsequent conflicts bave been
conducted through the powerful agency of credit Our entire banking system, involving $1,853,8-4.000. rests upon tbe foundation stone of credit.
Would lt be wise to advise a thrift-
young farmer to refrain from buying i
farm because be had not the entlt*
purchase price in cash?   Would it ban
ever been  possible for the vast do
mains of the early landed proprietors
to be divided up into small farms if
tbe practice of partial payments had
not been Introduced?
It is evident tbat tbe construction of
a large mileage of improved roads at
one time would result ln a lower cost
per mile than If the roads were built
a mile or so at a time, as tbe contractors having large plants and tbe quarries furnishing targe quantities of material could utilize tbelr equipment and
material at less relative expense than
on small Jobs.
Because improved roads benefit all
Interests in tbe country all Interests
should help to pay for them. A county bond issue usually levies the cost
upon the town property as well as the
country property and thus relieves tbe
farmer of part of the burden which
he now bears under the old district or
township system, ln nearly every
county ln tbe United States wblcb operates under the "pay as you go" plan
the country property alone beam the
entire cost of road building.
A bond Issue ls not an unjust burden on posterity, because through the
increase ln tbe value of land and tbe
development of agricultural resources
posterity is benefited. Therefore the
son who Inherits tbe wealth thus produced by the preceding generation
should certainly help to pay tbe cost
of the factors which are instrumental
ln bringing about this wealth.
The increase in farm values as the
result of road Improvement ls so great
that the tax rate ls frequently lower
than before the Issuance of bonds. To
substantiate this point the following
Many Students of Neighboring Dis*
tricts Successful lit High
School Entrance Exams.
VANCOUVt-R, B. C, July 8���
The rural H.gh school entrance examination results for the province,
announced by the Department of
Education show that 274 of the 420
candidates who tried the examination were successful. Frederick O.
Roberts of Belmont school, Langley,
having obtained 8IS" marks of a
possible 1100 ranks first in the province ln the examinations.
Bridgeport Centre, Eburne���Number of candidates, 8 passed, 7;
Charles Usher, 772; Gordon W.
Leckle, 700; Belle Rattray, 691;
Jean A. Ren wick, 688; Benena A.
Madill, 663; Dora I. Lyness, 611;
Ruth I. Weston, 590. Kerrisdale���
Number of candidates, 2; passed, 2;
George L. Mason, 748; Samuel
Ramsden, 621. Point Grey (West)
���Number of candidates, 6; passed,
4: Christina G. Calbick, 662; Jean
McKenzie Bowoll, 636; Leslie A.
Gutteridge, 615; Mildred E. Gutte-
ridge, 570. Shaughnessy���Number
of candidates, 6; passed, 2: Laurence
J. Matthews, 692; Elnar Gislason,
Richmond Municipality, Bridgeport���Number of candidates, 17;
passed, 15; Merle H. Alexander,
705; Irenice E. Murtagh, 703; Archibald Blair, 694; Frederick J. Hall,
679; Hilda E. B. Manuel, 642; John
Simpson, 638; Gordon G. McConnell,
632;  William D. Wilson, 628
11am A. Beaton, 686; John Taylor,
678; Ewart L.' Catherwood, 660;
Vida M. M. Abbott, 600; Amelia L.
Munns, 599; Annie S. Taylor, 678;
Helen E, Bates, 569. Silverdale���
Number of candidates, 1; passed, 1;
Charles Donatelli, 626.
Non-Municipal Schools, Dewdney
���Number of candidates, 5; passed,
4; Goldwin T. Smith, '596; Mary E.
Hyde, 588; Jack A. Geddes, 571;
Cecilia M Foley, 555. Hatzlc Prairie���Number of candidates, 1; passed, 0. Morris Valley���Number of
candidates, 1; passed, 1; Emma
Bales, 551. Nlcomen, North���Number of candidates, 3; passed, 1;
Helen Bristol, 622.
Maple Ridge Centre, Coquitlam
Municipality, Coquitlam���Number
of candidates, 5; passed, 4; Pearl
Welcber, 659; Harold Greer, 573;
Wilfred Millard, 572; Alfred H.
Swencisky, 554. Maple Ridge
Municipality, Albion���Number of
candidates, 4; passed, 3: Colin Mc-
Lellan, 715; Freda Runsteln, 701;
Vera M. Fraser, 550. Haney���Number of candidates, 6; passed, 2: Annie M. Reid, 783; Thomas R. Selkirk, 578. Maple Ridge���Number
of candidates, 8; passed, 4: Annie
Colltcutt, 657; J. Gordon Batllle,
624; Thelma Code, 615; Harold M.
Davenport. 572. Buskin���Number
of candidates, 2; passed, 0.
<*.*��� -*������
���   _,���_^5Ss___?i"!��**..
***** ^i^ilpp <* ���
old L. Steves, 627; Theresa L.
Bowen, 598; Shlnqo Vonemoto, 584;
Isabella Crabb, 580; Letttla Thompson, 580; Edgar S. Turnlll, 674;
Edwin L. Easterbrook, 573. English���Number of candidates, 6;
passedw, 6; Daphne I. Pope, 693;
Jean Rees, 662; Ada E. Baxter, 644;
Joseph Hartin, 630; Margaret L.
Kidd, 597; Georgina E. McMyn,
695. Private Study���Number of
candidates, 3; passed, 3: George
Hunter, 663; Gordon S. Jones-Evans
653; Harold Savill, 556.
Ladner Centre, Delta���Number of
candidates, 4; passed, 4; Sarah
Ellen Oliver, 702; Margaret A. Milne
604; Henry M. Wilson, 576; Minnie
G. Dennis, 564. Inverholme���Number of candidates, 2; passed, 2;
Helen L. Benson, 673; Alice M.
Leary, 652. Ladner���Number of
candidates, 17; passed, 14; Myrle K.
Hutcherson, 709; Ellej. Frew, 705;
Norman H. Lord, 676; Catherine
Reagh, 670; Frances M. Mason, 657;
Arthur Rogerson, 643; Annie C.
Bown, 642; Lucile Handford, 623;
Ralph F. McDiarmid, 605; George
H. Slater, 597; Earl Davis, 594;
Wanda J. McCallan, 581; Kenneth
C. Siddall, 575; Stella L. Jordan,
550. Trenant���Number of candidates, 5; passed, 4; Demetri Stevens,
652; Emmie K. Chidell, 590; Laura
Mills, 572; Janet Mills, 556. Webster's Corners���Number of candidates, 1; passed, 0. Whonnock���
Number of candidates, 3; passed, 3:
Gudrun A. Lee, 678; Harold L.
Armes, 640; Charles A. Black, 630.
Private Study���Number of candidates, 2; passed, 2: Margaret W.
Paterson, 716; Peter J. Paterson,
Mission Centre, Mission Municipality, Ferndale���Number of candidates, 1; passed, 1; Frances E.
Verchere, 559. Hatzic���Number of
candidates, 5; passed, 2; William J.
Dunn, 624; William A. McTaggart,
650. Mission���Number of candidates, 10; passed, 10; Myrtle H. Abbott, 763; William Taylor, 729;
Marguaretta  M.   Taylor,   692;   Wll-
VICTORIA, B.C., July    8.���It    ls
stated by agriculturists that much of
Har- the hay in the country surrounding
Victoria has been left too long, the
seed is falling and in quite a number
of fields tbe grass is drying up.
brown and sapless. It is all very well
to wait to avoid rain, but if the
feeding value Is seriously Impaired
the ultimate result is a loss, experts
point out.
STEVESTON, July 8.���In the
Police Court on Saturday three fishermen were fined $30 and costs or
thirty days hard labor by Magistrate
Faulkner for gill-net fishing without having provincial licenses. Another fisherman has been served
with a summons for not having his
license numbers properly placed on
bis fishing boat. Several bogus Japanese naturalization papers have
been confiscated by fishery officials
and a number of men have been refused licenses within the last few
days on account of not being able to
convince the'fishery overseers that
they were bonafide British subjects
and residents of B. C.
RICHIBUCTO, N.B., July 9.���The
thermometer registered from 100 to
104 here yesterday.
Will Test Validity.
8EATTLE, July 11.���Judge H. A.
P. Myers will tomorrow hear the case
of J. A. Paine against the port district of Seattle, designed to test the
validity of the $8,100,000 bond issue
for the improvement of Seattle's harbors. Arrangements have been
made to take the case Immediately
to the Supreme Court, present lt before the court adjourns at the end of
July, and secure a decision before
September 1, when bids for the bond
issues are to be opened by the port
commission. The suit Is designed
to clear the way for all the port district projects.
extract ls taken from a letter written
by non. Joan ... Young, county Judge
of Dallas county, Tex., on June 'Jl,
There is ono very Irrportant Item In
cv'.'nectlon with this county that I would
call your attention to, and that Is the reduction of taxes for the past live years,
or, rather, since the building of good
roads ln this county. Tho value of property has Increased to such nn extent that
the rate has been reduceil from 92 cents tn
ISO1; to 02 cents In lD'.O. or a reduction in
taxes of 3. per cent, although we have
Issued bonds In the sum ot il.600.00u In the
There ls one thing certain, and that
Is that we must have money for road
building and thnt this money must be
raised by taxation. Whether we adopt
the "pay as yon go" policy and build
tho roads only as fast as tbe money
can be raised by taxation or issue
bonds and thus borrow money tu large
quantities nnd build the roads now Is
a question for each state, couuty or
township to decide for itself. In making this decision tbat method should
be adopted which will give tbe quickest and best results with tbe least bur
den upon tbe Individual taxpayer. .
McLdan 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 ond Port Guichon.
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Season 1912
Thoroughbred Sire "Hawser,"  1899, recently  imported  from Ireland,  will stand  for the season  at Hastings Park, Vancouver.
"Hawser" Is a bay, 16.1 high,
of  Agriculture   in   Ireland.
registered  under  the  Department
He is a winner under National Hunt Rules and a first prize winner at all shows exhibited. His stock are all prize winners at different shows all over Ireland. He combines the best Waving blood at
the stud. He has proved a fruitful and sound breeder. His Sire
"Prince Charles" by "Pride of Prussia," and Dam "Revenue Cutter"
by "Gunboat." Gunboat by "Sir Hercules." "Hawser" is only three
generations descended from the  famous "Sir Hercules."
Fee of $40.00 charged.
Ible for accidents.
Every care taken, but owner not respons
113 Bank of Ottawa Building
Vancouver, B. C.
Wfakos a  Specialty o/*~��
fob ana
abetter heads
Bills of
The Delta. _-__-.�� la
Saturday from the
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