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 Volume 7
.u  instance   of   Ratepayers   Water
Works Committee Secures Re-
port of  Analyst.
$1.00 A YEAR.
Mr. A. Lucas, M.P.P., Praises Agricultural System as Operated
in Australasia.
Two or three cases of typhoid fever j Mr. A. Lucas, M.PiP. for Yale, and
having developed in Delta along the!a member of the Royal Commission
sioueh road, and the matter having! on Agriculture, presented his report
ie, called to the attention of theKiS,��&*! New, Z(ealand
been l.uicu        * ano Australia to the commission re-
municipal council by some residents,        " ���*���*-___������
who thought that possibly the cause
mlght be in the water supply, the
water works committee this week
engaged the services of John F. C. B.
Vance, F.CJB., city analyst of Vancouver, to report on the condition
0f the water supply,
cently. The document deals largely
with the agricultural credit system
which is in vogue in those countries,
und Mr. Lucas is strongly of the
opinion that a similar system would
be of great benefit in this province.
Speaking of the conditions brought
 Bhout through the operation of the
After   thorough   examination   and! "e(-lt  system    in    Australasia,   Mr.
chemical teat, .Mr. Vance reports thatl     ,<35.*j'r,:
-ii,. water supplied hy the Delta water I With money available on terms
,vorks is of excellent quality, well I suitable to the industry, the farmers
dapted to all domestic purposes, and lave ���nlllt better houses or remodel-
that the chemical and bacteriological iIed their ��*d ones; brought a large
teats Drove the absence of all foreign 'acreage of  land    under   cultivation
"that otherwise would be lying idle;
have bought and keep better live
stock; have bought and used more
labor-saving machinery on the farm
and In the house; have erected elevated tanks and windmills; have laid
on water in their dwellings and in
their  outbuildings;   have   irrigation
Good  After-dinner   Speeches,   Songs
and Recitals Make Plowmen's
Banquet Big Success.
Covers were laid for one hundred
men at the plowmen's banquet held
in Ladner Thursday evening after a
day of keenly contested plowing
matches at the Stokes farm, but
Landlord Johnson, of the Delta
Hotel, soon found that there were
ten more guests than had been provided for, and more covers were
Though the faces of many of the
old-time farmers of the community
were missing at the board, the deficiency was made up by a good
representation of the younger blood
Hunting a Splendid Sport That Also
Benefits the Community Where
Runs   Aie  Held.
Riding to hounds has its practical
side, but the great utility of hunting
has always been overshadowed by
the sport ias an attraction. Yet where
hunting has been conducted along
correct lines the neighborhood has
always prospered, and, moreover, the
value of real estate In \ t'he section
has increased  materially.
The social side develops through
the formation 'of most desirable
colonies where sport Is good, and,
as a rule, the colonies are of great
Steamer   Helen   M.   Scanlon   Meets
With   Mishap on  Sen-ice   in
Thick   Fog  Tuesday.
The following is a list of the sub-
bribers to the Delta Plowing Match
jirize fund this season:
Vancouver���Henry   Birk  &  Sons,]
I'ryor & Co., D. Spencer, Ltd.,  for their vegetable and flower gar
dens around the houses; and have
increased their dairy herds. They
keep more sheep and pigs, and have
so largely increased the revenue from
their  farms  that   they are  able to
E. ti     ____________________________
Capt. C. Milne, M. Drummond, F. R.
���Stuart & Co., E. P. Slade & Co., Ram-
ford Co., Ladner Drag Hunt,
Mew Westminster���Denny & Ross,
James & McClughan, A. Clausen, F.
Parmiter, B. & K. Milling Co., Grain! meJet the Payments on the mortgage
Growers, Sinclair Shoe Store,  Rich-!and   to  adopt  a  higher  and   better;
ardson   &   Humphries,   McAllisters,1 standard of living.    Throughout the
Ltd   Merrithew & Ramsay, Bell, In-' country a higher and better civiliza-
ellg _���   Co    G   D   Brymner   W.  E.  tlon ls gradually being evolved, the
lales   H   Ryall, C   A. Welffti, D. s.| young  men   and   women    who    are,
Curtis J  Stewart, J. B. Gray, T. Gif-growing up are happy and contented!
ford   S. Strang, Puhllc Supply Co.,  [�� remain at home on the farm and
T  J   Trapp & Co., Dominion Trust'flnd ample time and opportunity for
Co   Ciinuinghaim Transfer Co., Popu- j recreation   and   entertainment   of   a
' Shoe Store, S   S.  Transfer,  Co-!klnd more wholesome and elevating
^^B i than can lu- obtained in the cities."
and from the outside were business l commercial value to the community,
and professional men from Vancou-1 Putting large sums into active cir-1
ver and New Westminster, fully I dilation. The stimulation to the
twenty of them. Among the latter! Production of farm produce is scaree-
were Messrs. Martin Griffin, P. Don-] '"' t0 be overestimated,
nelly, A. E. Austin, Thos. Tees andi A falr estimate of the value of
Capt. C. B. Milne, from Vancouver, I norses actively employed in hunting
and Messrs. B. 8. SRoss and E. Bell.,111 the Eastern United States alone
Mr. H. N. Rich officiated as toast- is Placed at over one million dollars,
master, and after a few introductory"16 individual horse ranging around
words, complimentary to the plow-! an average of two thousand, and up
men, proposed the initial to-ast ofi'0 ten thousand dollars, or, as one
the evening. After the king's health cwner aptly Put u- "t0 the vaIutr
was loyally drunk, and the last note' ��.��   m>'   neck* '      .In  the  West  and
of the nationa'I anthem had died
away, the toastmaster proposed the
health of the plowmen, calling upon
���two of the day's winners for response.
Mr. Sam Morley, who has been a
competitor in the Delta matches for
seven years, and .prior to that had
been a contestant in plowing events
in other fields for thirty odd years
South are many of equal value, making a large gross total.
These horses represent an important section of the breeding industry;
some one has produced them, and,
presumably sold them at a heavy
profit. A moderate estimate of feeding and caring for a hunter dn a
private stable, where the hay ls
grown on the estate, is one hundred
lumbian Co.
Ladner���Delta Times, Lanning,
Fawcetl & Wilson, E. S. McBride,
McLellan Lumber Co., Clement &
Lambert, S. W. Fisher, G. T. Baker,
!���:. I.. Berry, Taylor Electric Co., Lad- M������-mmm----mmmmmmm^^^^^^^^
ner investment & Trust Co., Royal1 l,orts increased 35 per cent., while
Hank. S. W. Walters, Smith Bros.,1101- 'he 16 years after the introduc-
W K Taylor, F. Cullls, A. York,!tlt>n of the system the exports in-
W. MrC'rea. B. H. Weare, H. N. Rich,1 ereased 161 per cent. New Zealand
A. delt. Taylor, V. Taylor, J. John
As a result of the new system the
exports   of   New   Zealand   advanced
! from   ��8,900,000   in   1893   to   ��23,-
000,000 in 1913.    For the 15 years
preceding government loans the ex-
son, J. B. Elliott, A. D. Paterson, W.
A. Maxwell, J. Jordan, D. Woods,
('. C. Hoyle.
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union convened, on Tuesday
afternoon, at the home of Mrs. E.
Hutcherson, president, Mrs. Lanning
being in the chair.
"Lead, Kindly Light" was sung,
followed by   sentence   prayers   and
now exports domestic products to
the value of $111.78 per head of
population, while the per capita value
of Canadian domestic products is
only $40.68, while theiper capita area
of land under cultivation has Increased to 6.77 acres tin 1913 as
compared with 2.74 acres in 1893.
The deposits in chartered banks have
increased from a Ilttle over ��12,-
000,000 in 1900 to over ��26,000,000
In  1910.
In regard to Australia he says in
part; "It must be borne in mind that
on rising said that for the first time1 and e,��nt��" dollars per year; the
in his life he had that day been i PTO��" <�����������* ,?f a hunter '"a loose-box
fearful of defeat. He told his hear-1 '" f��rt>' dollars per month and thirty
ers that while the younger men were; dollars in an ordinary stall
busy getting fair starts he had quiet-1 Tne feed���hay, grain and roots���
Iy approached the judges. "I won, ls bought from the farmers at fair
a prize, all right," he said. Mr.' I>nces- The stab'es and Darns neces-
Morley's remarks caused mud*, si'tate the purchase and sale of lum-
amusement I 'Der  and   other   items.    Then   there
Mr. A. Coleman spoke of the bene-' are the labor ?nd "p-H66,-1' ttle w*��"
fit to agriculture of cultivation, and 9* grooms and stable helpers and all
said the proper turning over of the the expense of gear and trim for the
soil with the plow was of great im-llunt* The rights of farmers are re-
port,ance. Closing, he suggested ��****&. their good-will is sought and
that farmers give their employees an  growing crops receive consideration
On account of the thick fog of
Tuesday the Ladner-Woodward's
Landing ferry was badly disorganized In the evening, the steamer
Scanlon breaking several spokes of
her paddle wheel Iby contact with a
sand bar. Thy- fog was so thick
that In the darkness of the evening
navigation of the river was well nigh
On her last trip across from Ladner the Scanlon got through all right,
arriving only a few minutes late, but
coming back It was a different tale
and a number of residents of Delta
were delayed in their homecoming
until quite late, for. through no fault
of the captain, the ferry took from
seven o'clock till after eleven to
make the passage.
To add to the inconvenience the
auto stage at Woodward's ran out
of gasoline, and passengers for Vancouver and New Westminster were
stranded on Lulu Island. Mr. Jack
Johnson took as many as his machine
would carry, over to the Vancouver
car line, but many abandoned their
trip, only to spend hours on the
Fraser river.
Men Who Through Expert Handling
of Plow9 Gain Vine Silver
The winners of the five fine silver
trophies   awarded   for   the   plowing
contests held last week at the Stokes
farm under the auspices of the Delta
Farmers' Institute were: A. Coleman,
who now possesses the D. B. Grant
cup, having won the cup match two
years.     (Messrs. A. Harris and Wm.
Sheppard  each  had  a  win  to  their
credit in this series);  Mr. J.  Davis,
who gets the Ladner Drag Hunt cup;'
Mr.    Wm.    Gilchrist,   who  by  three
j straight wins secures the Burr Villa
Gun Club cup; Mr. Sam Morley, who
gets the Agricultural Department cup
! In the skimmer class; Ills son, Robert
: Morley.   winner  o>f  the  Agricultural
j Department    cup    for    the    10-inch
class;   and  Mr. A. Coleman,  winner
1 of the O. B. Milne cup. awarded for
I the best plowed land in the contests.
Messrs. T. Hume, Jos. Harris, W.
A. Kirkland and Wm. MoCrea started out by auto for Bellingham Thursday morning. The party returned
in the evening, having travelled no
further than the headquarters of the
Mountain Goat Club, Boundary Bay,
where Messrs. K. D. Simpson and
H. J. Hutcherson have been ensconed
for more than a week. The party
brought back some game.
IUWBU    ay      ati II LCI JUt3       \n -��_*-_;��� o       oum-
iverbs,   30th   chapter,    was   read.|tlle s>'stem  ��f l��ans *�� farmers has
-alar business was transacted, 22|n01-   been   ln   force   in   Australia   as
nili.rs and two visitors being pres-' ���"���������-" ils 1(  has  in  Xew Zealand  and
The   following   was  the   pro-  lll8t the>' have not loaned as much,
i nie  of  the  day:   Address,  sub-
���  "Motherhood":  song.  "Soft and
Low," Mrs. W. A. Kirkland and Miss
'. iby   Kirkland;   paper   by   Mrs.   H.
Wilson,  showing the great  intellec-
and   moral   work   accomplished
ie teachers of our land.
Mrs.   Wilcox   spoke   of   the   great
yet the increase in the exports ot
lomi al i'1 products from Australia has
heen    wonderfully    augmented    and
��� amounts at present to $79.60 per
bead of her population, whilst the
Dominion    of    Canada    shows    only
! $40.68 per bead. It iis only reasonable to suppose that  whin Australia
'has as much  loaned out  in  propor-
eed  of  work   among  the  boys  and proportionate value of her
:rls of our village.    She had visited - --
'ancouver Y.M.C.A. secretary in re-
ard io tbls matter. Mrs. E. Hutchison   said   motherhood   was   not   so
! exports will  more
i Zealand's."
nearly equal New
much providing for the body but for
the soul making the hody a spiritual
Miss Stuart, of Surat, India, superintendent of Mission Schools, told of i Fn(1:i''  hud  "��  v*,r>'  prominent  lea-
A. ...        J ~..~1 1        it.,,.       . ,.-. I i it '. r ,-
The New Westminster citv market
had ^^^^^^^^^^^
developed   Into   ordinary
her work among the girls under I2illlres-  bu hoi.i-t
years of age an'd the .great need of P��Wg���� &a��e? pork and the
early christian Influence as they so ��" l0,s �� VtUe rom last week,
snm,i became wives. Stepmothers ud g��  g fito gr%2-S smalls, and
mothers of sons were honored, but
not so the mothers of just girls.
Their religion came first, education
lasi of all. So the need of help Is
Kreat among the people of India to[ ��f'
S to 9 cents for heavies.    Hugh Savage sold two crates of ducks at 22
cenths the pound,  realizing $72  for
S3.     There    were   no    turkeys    or
geese  offered.      Chickens    sold     at
opportunity to practise for the
matches, and that they encourage a
pride in good work.
Mr. William Hornby proposed the
toast of "Agriculture in British Columbia," emphasizing its Importance
and coimparing Its volume with other
industries. "The value of the dairy
products," he said, "are double that
of the next biggest Industry���mining."
Responding to this toast, Capt. C.
B. Milne, of Vancouver, said that
British Columbia's farm product importations -were altogether too large
and that the farmers of the province
should go about recovering their!
home market. He enlarged upon
the greatness of Delta .as a farming
community, adding that the district
was not well advertised. Delta potatoes, he said, as an instance, were
the best in the country, ' but consumers   did  not  know   it.
Dr.  J.  Kerr Wilson   proposed the
toast of sports, to which Mr. Martin
Griffin, of Vancouver, an ardent follower  of  field  sports,  responded   in
a splendid after-dinner speech.    Mr.
j Griffin thanked the farmers, on behalf  of  the  Ladner  Drag Hunt,   for
: their    generous    reception    of    the
sportsmen who rode over their fields,
and   in   closing  invited   residents  of
Delta   to  join  the  club  In  the  hunt
I meets.
The toast "Delta Agricultural Society."   was   proposed   by  Mr.   Alex.
j Davie, who complimented the society
i on the success o.f its exhibitions, and
Incidentally told a sood story to 11-1
lustrate the advance made in Delta|^
'plowing  contests.    In  response,   Mr. |   --
I A. deR. Taylor, secretary of the so-)     A    m-gt    &uccessfu*   concert   was
clety. read some interestin,g staDsDcs  held ,n Moffeely*fl Hall Monday even-
from reputable hunting men
The farmers raising hunters have
a strong inducement to breed the
hest stock, as the modern cavalry
horse must have speed, stamina, Intelligence and weight-carrying ability
to he acceptable under the modern
method of warfare. These qualities
are found in good hunter stock to
a greater extent than in any other.
The modern Hunt caters to a very
large community, with stiff runs for
adults, easy drags for children and
ladles; and most Hunts are run upon
business lines. There is every desire to provide good sport to render
the o -entry "safe." to recompense
'he fnrmer. to build rather than to
destroy. There is no valid objection
to hunting, and there is not a community that is not benefited in various ways by Its Hunt Club.
This disbursement of cash does
not apply only to the countryside.
In the cities, harness, saddles, blankets, wraps, liveries, hunt uniforms,
caps, hoots, whips, special overcoats
and waterproofs, brushes, cloths, and
oil stable gear mount into stupendous
lieures when calculated in the gross.
The hospitalities and festivites of a
Hunt Club are almost limitless, and.
to a certain extent, are not only for
the orthodox hunting sr-ison but for
the entire year. With the ladies
who hunt, the d'��ibtirsements are
even greater than with the men, and
with both equipments only goods and
commodities of superfine quality are
in demand.
Albert Levy, the 14-year-old son
of Capt. Levy, of the ferry steamer
Helen M. Scanlon, broke two fingers
of his right hand, Wednesday evening, while helping tie up at Ladner's
Landing, getting his hand caught
between a wire cable and cTeat. Dr.'
King attended him and his hand is
fast getting well again.
Prairie Province -Men Pick Up Agri"
'cultural Horses for Shipment
to Alberta Districts.
Buyers from the .prairie provinces
have been in Delta this week picking
up horses for shipment to Alberta.
Most of their buys were inferiors,
but some fairly good agricultural
horses were purchased.
The buyers were Mr. J. W. Atkinson, of Vancouver, who shipped
eight head to the Red Deer district,
and Mr. Geo. Packard, who through
the offices of the Palace stables,
picked up a car load���sixteen head
ef good animals, all shipped to the
Edmonton  district.
During the year Mr. R. L. Handford has purchased two car loads of
horses for Mr. Packard���one in June
and the other in August. This ls
the first time there has been a prairie
demand for Delta horses In the winter season.
A meeting of the Delta Board of
Trade will be held Monday evening,
and it is desired that all members
be present, as matters of considerable Importance will be brought up
for  discussion.
Mr. William Teller, foreman of
the George & Barker cannery. Point
Roberts, and son of Mr. Teller, manager of the same company for a number of years, was married at noon
Thursday at the home of the bride's
parents. Point Roberts, to Miss Margaret Hansen. The Rev. J. J. Hastie
officiated, being taken over from
Ladner in Mr. T. W. Foster's automobile. Both of the young people
are well known in Delta.
: fl up the standard of motherhood.
Miss  Elsie Benson   was  presented
the president on behalf of the so-
- ity with a stiver card receiver, re-
iinniliering that her mother was one
of the charter members and hnd al-
��ays taken such an  Interest in the: ""   ". "jj*   ^'a   when  the  market
work at the time when the members j ,.,,B ��� ', ^~
were few and the work pressing
from 18 cents to 22 cents. Robt.
Leslie sold a small lot of fairly
good birds at 18 cents. Veal was
tttatlonary at around 17 cents for
choice smalls, nnd thirteen to fifteen
for large.      EggB  were inclined  to
regarding    the    progress  of  the  ex-j
hlbltions held annually under its auspices,   astonishing   visitors   by   the!
statement that the stock exhibits had1
Ing under the auspices of the Ladies
Aid of the Methodist church, a large
number being present, and a splendid musical and literary programme
���.0lilb!eud���.''_. *&&_�� in, ohrll,��mrj:, i beiniT gTyen. "t^w"^ Hicks ooS-
At the Chieag-o International Live
Stock Exposition, the greatest live
stock show .in the world, held this
week, Canada cap*t!u.red the cattle
ribbon, competing with many of the
loading agricultural colleges and ex-
"erlmental  stations   of   the   United
Cilencnrnock Victor II., owned by-
Mr. James D. McGregor, of Brandon,
Manitoba, was Chosen the grand
champion of the exposition. Mr.
McGregor won the championship last
y ��r, M r. J. R. Cam pbel 1, o f S u th er-
;"|'I. Scotland, who made the award,
"aid that fhe quality and quantity
of nominations was the highest and
largest that had ever been gathered
at any live stock corn-petition.
wa3 over vendors selling above 60
cents had plenty on their hands.
There were few potatoes, the price
being from $13 to $17 the ton, and
80 cents a sack.
and that at Delta's 1913 exhibition
nine hundred horses were entered.
In a very few words Mr. W. H.
Wilson proposed the toast of the
���is!**>!*3 of the evening, responded to
pany,    of   Vancouver,  gave  all   the
It was acknowledged to be one of
the best entertainments held In Ladner in many months, the quartettes
by .Mr. A. E._ Austin.__wlw said a Jot | ��4 du^s "of mT_ed""voicesra"nd"the
Mr David Tweedie, manager of
the Terra Nova cannery, died sud-
'-'"'lv nt hln Steveston heme Tuesday
���nornlng. He was In good health
",: retiring and his death is attribut-
f'n to heart failure.
Mr.   Tweedie   had   been   district
manager of the B.C.  Packers', Ud..
"r 11 number of years.    He was 47
*0d a native of England.    Besides
������", wife he leaves two young sons.
Urlde-to-Be   Is   Recipient   of   Many
Marks  of  Esteem   in  Which
Community Falds Her.
Miss Elsie Benson, who Is the
daughter of Reeve Henry Benson,
nnd Is shortly to be married, has
this week been the recipient of many
tokens of the esteem in which she
is held In the community.
Among the social marks of favor
have been an entertainment In her
honor given by Mrs. J. J. Hastie, at
whlrh were a number of Delta people; a presentation at the home of
Mrs. E. Hutcherson, by the ladles
of the W.C.T.U.; and a party by her
aunt, Mrs. N. A. McDiarmid.
of things In compliment of the Delta
and Its hospitable people.
The toast "Local Industries," was
proposed by Mr. Rudolf Kitson, and
Mr. Geo. J. Turner, superintendent
of the Duchesnay Packing Co., made
a few very pertinent remarks regarding the production and marketing of]
Delta vegetable products. He told
the growers that he was buying from
them potatoes as good as the Ashcroft product at about half the price,
and  that it was up to them to get
soprano, contralto, tenor and basso
solos all being of exceptionally high
quality. The lady elocutionist of
the evening greatly pleased the assemblage.
Peill Jacobs, an Indian on the Che-
wassen reservation, and Geo. Palmer,
white, were arrested last Saturday
by Constable Morgan on the charge
STEVESTON, Dec. 4.���The cor-
orer's jury empanelled by Dr. Jeffs
of Vancouver, to inquire into the
sudden death of Mr. David Tweedie
at his home at the Terra Nova Can-
rery on Tuesday night returned a
verdict of death from natural causes.
together, keep poor "spuds" off the'of violating the liquor act
market,  and  get the price for their       Before Magistrate McKee, Monday,
good productions. the pair were arraigned, and Jacobs
The toast to the judges, proposed was fined $35.00 and costs for taking
by Mr. J. W. Fredericks, was re-1 liquor to the reservation. It was not
sponded to by Messrs. J. Door and proved that Palmer had ".peddled"
B. S. Ross. A suggestion of the (whiskey to the Indian, so he was
judges  was that before next year's discharged.
plowing  matches a set of rules be|	
Mr. J. Broom proposed the toast
of the press, responded to by Mr.
A. H. Fenwick.
Mr. Chris Brown's proposal, "The
mental to the interest of the country.
During the evening the party was
entertained by a number of most ex-
Ladles," was responded to by Mr. I cellenit songs and recitations, the
P. Donnelly, who, after a fitting contributors being, Messrs. E. L.
tribute to the sex, appealed to the Berry, Bernard Howard, J. Broom,
people of Delta to encourage home] Geo. Turner. Jr., and Thos. Tees,
industry by buying B.C. goods, saylngi Mr. E. F. Douglas greatly amused
that our enormous importations, ag-J the diners with a number of stories
gregating $658,000,000, were detrl-| with  local applications.
' The lustrous white satin dress o
��� Wilson's wedding gown was made o
ed and trimmed with real lace, th
.clusters of orange blossoms. The b
I som design, which outlines the ope
' of the skirt. The sleeves are also
I from which falls a deep frill of th
In the Dutch cap style, the same lac
I gown,     lt is sprayed with orange b
f tlle President's daughter. Miss
f lustrous white satin, softly drap-
e folds being held in place with
cdice Is embroidered in orange blos-
n neck and extends down tbe side
finished off with the same design,
e lace. The head arrangement ls
e being introduced as is used on the
Ell 3
The foTowing editorial ion show-
ring ethics appeared in the last number of tihe Farmers' Advocate, and is
interesting to all decent (breeders of
live stock:
The show season as far as horses
are concerned, is over for 1913. Since
���the first winter exhibition back in
Marah we have seen Incidents, heard
also cutting remarks and veiled insinuations about tihe ringside that
would have left a far better after-
feeling towards the hwse trade generally, had these incidents never occurred or remarks been passed. It
is to be regretifed that these incidents
and rankling remarks are remembered rather than the quiet, courteous manner of a group of gentlemen
who are associated with our horse
We cau not pass iby itihis group
without mention, and we might say it
is these men who maintain the dignity of the show-ring in spite of the
other element. We have seen one
exhibitor go through exhibition after
exhibition and see one particular
h'.vse placed down that was entitled
to conaideraition for a higher position. At the same time lie could discuss the placing of the class with ithe
mem that won in such a way that
tbey knew ho thought ho should
have gone higher and yet no offence
was given-. On lhe other hand, we
have seen men openly impute all
���arts of motives to the judge on seeing their linrsHS turned down over
gome blemish they thought they had
hidden, but which the judge had the
ability to discover and rightly
Nothing is gained iby hot arguments and remarks in itihe show-ring
and not a little harm is done the
trade. Men who ihave come to the
exhi'bltilon to buy ihave gone home
disgusted and with the opinion that
horsemen are wiithout exception a
crooked bunch. This, however, is
far from the case, for generally the
men now associated with the purebred trade are of .a high character.
While on this subject it might be
well to nioite that even mho ugh we
have incidents around the ring we
would do well to forget, our ring-side
ethics will compare favorably with
those of the home of our purejbred
horses, as is sluwn in the following
article that appeared in the .Mark
I.line Express recently.
hTe article, signed "The Looker-
On," reads:
"Tho late King Edward once said
t li nt it is more difficult to win like a
gentleman than  to lose 'like one.    I
am afraid that a grenit many of our
exhibitors neither know how to, win
or lose.    I have attended most of the
principal shows this year and at most
of them I have seen things dk>ne, all
of which were such as a gentleman
should 'have scorned to ibe seen  in,
and some of which were flagrantly
dishonest, and if done on the    turf
would have ensured life-long banishment.    Showing one horse for    another has been  frequent during the
last shiow season, but I merely mention this in passing.    It    is    well-
known and is  winked  at 'by  many
show executives in tihelr greed 'for
entries.    I have even known a man
to show a horse in a class for which
he *was not either entered or qualified���and win.    Me ".bluffed'1 the assistant  serreliiry   out  of  a  number.
Of course lie  was disqualified,  but
he boasted that he had got what he
wanted.���the advertisement.    These,
however, are matters that will never
be put right until we have a central
show authority with power to act in
SUch  cases and strength  to use    its
power.    What I particularly wish to I
draw attention to it this, the way ex-1
hibitors behave in  the ring and the!
mean subterfuges they use to influ-l
once the judges.    It is not hinted that
;liey   really  d'O  influence  them,   but
the attention is made, and I have no |
hesitation   In  saying  that these   at-i
tempts aire nothing less than a gross
insult to the Judges.    One man, as!
soon as he cume into the ring, began I
to  tell the judges  that    his    most
dangerous  competitor   was  unsound,
enlarging on the subject in a very
excited -manner.   He was told to hold
'lis tongue���and he did not win. But
that does not excuse his offence. Another man began to tell the judges
how his horse ha 1 done, and that he
had beaten every horse in the class.
That was not true, as tihe judges told
him.     It  is  needless to  repeat    instances;  Uley crop up at every show.
Thou,   when  a ishow  is    over,     the
judges are subjected to insulting re-'
marks fro>m disappointed exhibitors,
and some very unjustifiable    things
are said.     Indeed,     I     have    heard
'libellous  Ullage said   many    a  time,
and know at least one instance where
proceedings were threatened.     Now,
I take it that the stewards    should
prevent the man showing horses ad-
dressingt 'he judges, and they  would
be better occupied in doing that than
in talking  to their  friends at    the
ring-side.    I  think, too, that judges
houiii report those men wihio attempt
to Influene them, an'd that the councils of shows should deal drastically
with such ciif'-s.     If 1  wore judging
I should corlalnly report any one who
tried to influence me."
0-  ll)*3i
Santa Claus'
The Big Store
' Children,  mail your
Santa Ci
at his
icial post
Shopping Days Till Christmas
Don't delay any longer In choosing those gifts; our stock of choice holiday goods was
never better. We have presents suitable for all at prices that, for quality, can't be .beaten
Don't forget the big Christmas Drawing. Ten valuable and useful prizes given away;
a ticket with every 50c cash purchase. Drawing takes place on Christmas Eve, as in
former years.
The Royal luinl. ol Canada
Incorpora ted 1800.
Capital Authorized     *25,00ooo_
Capital Paid Up   *U,500,2
Re8t  ������������  *u,m2
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Mui:
Dollar*. ��*
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make ever
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his fin., \.
affairs. -lcl*^
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Unw
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May .i,>    *
November 30th each year. *���" "n<l
H. F. BISHOP, Manager. LADNER, B.C
First  prize���Cabinet Sewing Machine;   value
Second   prize���9 7-piece   Dinner   Set;    value
Third prize���Motor Washing Machine;  value
Fourth prize���Hall Rack, golden Oak; value
Fifth  prize���Easy  Chair;   value    $��.<IO
Sixth prize���China Salad Bowl, hand painted;
value    $-.00
Seventh prize���Axminster Rug; value. .$���".(>(>
Eighth   prize���Um'brella,   lady's   or   gent's;
value    82.50
Ninth prize���Work Basket; value ....$2.00
Tenth   prize���Book  Poems   (padded);   value
Bring the children to visit Santa Claus in his Toy Grotto. He has a letter for every
little boy and girl in the Delta.    See the electric- train operating in show window.
Near   Sil'k   Handkerchiefs,   silk   initials;   suitable for men or boys.    Special    15c
Fancy Silk Ties in  fancy boxes.    Special at    35c
Ladies' guaranteed Gloves; all shades; the "Lily" brand.    Specia! at. per pair $1.00
Ladies'  Fancy  Embroidered and  Lace Handkerchiefs from 15c to $2.00
f'adibury's Special Chocolates ipacked especially for   us.    Try  a 'box.    They   will   surely   please
her.     V-  lb., 1 lb. and 2 lb. boxes.
New Fruits, Peels, etc.; Almond Paste; everything necessary for Christmas Puddings and
cakes. Headquarters for Candies, Nuts, etc. See the fine line of Brass Goods, Aluminium
Ware. Cutlery, and Chinaware we are showing. i
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
*********************************** **********yf*.vyf<f^
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
T   L-adner, B. C. Phone 2
| Sample Room. Prompt Service
|   Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable
Department    Engages    Engineer to
Direct  Removal  of  Obstructions in Fish Streams.
(From The British Columbian.)
As a result of two years' observation of the various obstacles in the
streams up which the fish of the
province, especially salmon, must
struggle to their spawning grounds,
conducted under the supervision of
Chief inspector Cunningham, it has
been decided to appoint an engineer
to direct this work for the department. Mr. John McHugh, engineer to Surrey municipality, is to
be the first incumbent of the po*sl-
tlon and will assume his duties and
part formally with his present employers about December 15.
The more the subject was investigated the more it became apparent
to Mr. Cunningham that the removal of these obstructions without
the benefit of qualified engineering
advice might do more harm than
good, hence this new departure on
the Dominion Fisheries In this prov-
il ce.
Mr. McHugh is an engineer of 13
years' experience, chiefly gained in
railway construction work with tn
C. P. R. work which was largely
similar to that which he is required
to perform for the department. He
has also been engineer to North
Vancouver and superintended the
construction of the North Vancouver scenic railway. He has been
seven months with Surrey.
Mr. McHugh will make his headquarters in this city and hopes to
be <-ettled in town before Christmas.
Today he and Chief Inspector Cunningham start for North Bend, Hell's
Gate and China Bar to investigate
conditions generally in the canyon.
Tb'- will )�����* lirr. Mcl-fueh's preliminary Introduction to his new duties.
Adds  to  List  of  Victories  By  Defeating College Second Team
���Cloverdale New8.
Sir Alexander LacoSte Makes interesting Observations nt Dinner
to Sir I*. W. Taylor.
LONDON, Dec, 4.���Sir Frederick
William Taylor was the guest of the
Canadian Club last night, when a
company of two hundred congratulated him through their president,
Mt. Donald McMaster. M.P., on assuming the general managership of
the  Bank of Montreal.
Some Interesting observations
were furnished by Sir Alexander La-
coste, K.C, former Chief Justice of
Quebec, who, replying to tbe toast
to the Dominion, said: "We have
friction in Canada as elsewhere, but
it is not due to the constitution under which we live. If the spirit of
the constitution is followed there
will never be friction."
Government Speakers on Home Rule
(Question Emphasize Desirability
of Settlement.
LONDON, Dec. 3.���The anxiety of
tin- government to bring about, if
possible, a settlement of the Homo
Rule question by consent ls shown
by the character of the speeches of
the different members of the ministry last night. Viscount lla.dane.
l,ord High Chancellor, dilating at
Birmingham on the importance of
reaching such a settlement, made an
appeal for one or more responsible
men from each side to meet and talk
together with unrestricted freedom,
which would be only possible in
private conferences.
The Rt. Hon. Herbert L. Samuel,
postmaster-general; Sir John A.
Simon, attorney-general, and the Rt.
Hon. J. A. Pease, president of the
board of education, speaking at
other places, voiced similar sentiments and emphasized the fact that
Premier Asquith had not closed the
door  to  negotiation.
The   family remedy   for   Coughs   and   Colds.
Small  doie.    Small   bottle.    Beat aince  1870
CLOVERDALE, B.C., Dec. 1.���
The Cloverdale basketball team began the season with a winning streak
and Saturday evening added to its
list of winnings by a victory over
Columbia College's second team, by
a score of 21 to 20. The game was
played in the opera house here, and
was a good, fast, clean exhibition.
The Cloverdale line-up was: Guards,
Johnson and H. Lane; forward, Robinson, Brooks and J. Lane. In the
Fraser Valley Basketball League
series the local team met and defeated Milner on Wednesday evening,
the score being 27 to 10. Langley
Fort has dropped out of the league
this season, and the vacancy has
been filled by a team at Murrayville,
giving that village two teams in the
The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist
church held a most successful box
social and sale of work in the opera
house on Thursday evening, a large
number attending. An enjoyable
programme of instrumental and
vocal music and recitations was given, and the receipts from the work
sale were very satisfactory.
Madam Newton, assisted by a
number of her Vancouver and
Cloverdale pupils, will give an instrumental and vocal musical recital
in the opera house, Friday evening,
December 5.
The King's Daughters of Cloverdale will hold a sale of work in the
municipal hall, Cloverdale, on the
afternoon of Friday, December 6,
from 2 to 6 o'clock.
Continuous telephone service was
begun at the Cloverdale office of the
B. C. Telephone Co. on Sunday.
Residents of Cloverdale think that
the condition of the crossing of Railroad street at Milton road is so bad
that some immediate steps should
bo taken to better it. At this season of the year pedestrians have to
wade through mud and water to get
across. It is said that lumber has
been supplied ty the council and
that all that Is now needed is a fow
nails aud a couple of energetic workmen, and in two days' time residents
would be able to go from one business section of the town to another
without  waders.
Dr. Sinclair, president of the
Cloverdale Gun Club, spent a few
days of last week duck hunting at
Sumas lake, with fairly good luck.
Two or three other ardent members
of the club were at the lake for a
Mrs. W. J. Hadden entertained a
party of friends at her Kensington Prairie home on Friday evening.
A number of young people from
Cloverdale were among the gue3ts
The evening was spent In dancing.
Miss Lillian Olson left Sunday
morning to spend a month visiting
with her brother in Everett, Wash.
Miss M. Mervyn visited with
friends ln Chilliwack Sunday:
Mr. W. Farrier, after a week's
holiday visit with Hls brother, Mr.
Herbert Farrier, left Sunday evening for his home in Olympla, Wash.
He will spend two or three days in
Seattle en route.
Colony   Farm   Horses   Account   for
Four���Fifth Goes to Mr. Tuber,
of Condie.
(From The BrltUh Columbian.)
Yesterday was a great day for
British Columbia horses at the international live stock ehow, Chicago, where no less than four wins
were made by entries from the Colony Farm, and a fifth win made by
Mr. Taber, of Condie.
This morning Dr. McKay, of the
Cc-quitlam Mental Hospital, received
a despatch from Dr. Doherty, superintendent, now lh Chicago, saying:
"The boys handled the horses well.
Great show. r-Jerissa, Peggy Pride
and our three-year-old won; also
group won," the latter being the
best exhibit from one stable.
The brooa maies' class was a
wonderful one. There were only
seven entries, but it would take a
lot of searching to find seven finer
brood mares. First place went to
the Fairholme Farm, Newmarket,
N.J. Second honors were won by
Peggy Pride, owned by the Colony
Faun, Coquitlam, B.C.; a magni-
j ficent type of brood mare with won-
i derful feet and legs and a great
massive body.
The yeld mare class was also a
very strong one. There were ten
in the ring. The flrst place went
to Nerissa, another Baron's Pride
mare of superb quality, owned by
the Colony farm, of Coquitlam. Second, third and fourth went to American studs, and fifth to Queen of the
Revels, owned by Mr. P. H. Taber,
ef Condie, B.C.
Manufacturers and Dealers ln all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T urnings and House Finishings.
Phone R14 Eburne. Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow.
Studebaker - Cole - Indian
"Four" cylinder, 5 passenger WAGNER ELECTRIC STARTER
AND LIGHTING SYSTEM, demountable rims, left hand drive,
centre control amd many crtiher improvements $1550.00
"Six" cylinder, 7 passenger, WAGNER ELECTRIC STARTER
AND LIGHTING SYSTEM, demountable rims, left hand drive,
centre control   $2150.00
"Four" cylinder, 5 passenger, DELCO ELECTRIC STARTER
AND LIGHTING SYSTEM, demountable rims, left band drive,
centre control    $2750.00
"Six" cylinder, 7 passenger, DELCO EL.ECTRIC STARTER
AND LIGHTING SYSTEM, demountable rims, left hand drive.
centre control   $3500.00
7  models,  38  improvements,  ELECTRIC  STARTER,  F.lcctric
lights, Corbin Brown Speedometer $285.00 TO $460.00
Box ��_, Eburne Station. Phone Eburne 17.
Oarage and Salesroom, Moosomin Avenue.
GRAND  FORKS,  B.C.,   Dec.   3.���
An   experimental   farm     under  the
management  of the  Provincial  Department of Agriculture in connec-1
tion  with  the  recently Inaugurated
scheme for a series of experimental
farms Is to be established at Grand
Forks.    According to J.  C. Ready,
of   the   government   department   at
Victoria,   who  has    been   in  Grand
Forks to look over the ground, the
location for the new station has now
been   decided   upon,  and  a  plot  of
four acres of the park grounds will
be used.   The outlay for rental, seed j
and   manager's salary  will  be    met
by the department, the manager to j
be  appointed   by  the  local   farmers' j
institute.     Experimental  farming of
a practical nature will be undertak-'
en  with   a  view  to establishing    a.
standard   for   farmers     and     fruit-
growers of the district.
Annual  Christmas   Drawing
$100.00 in Prizes
A  Coupon  Ticket  with  every 25 cent purchase.    Drawing will
take place Christmas Eve,  1913,
Fisher's Drug and Book Store
S. W. Fisher, Phm.B., Proprietor. Ladner, B.C.
OTTAWA, Dec. 4.���Hon. Mr. :
Crothers has gone to Sydney, N.S., 1
and he will also visit the other In- j
dustrial centros in tbe Maritime
Provinces for the purpose of getting
in touch with labor conditions and !
tbtaining first-hand information!
from both employers and employed. '
Electric Restorer for Men
Wk**pb*U*l "*������ ��-��T tgnm ta ��k- bedy
_ r__ ...     if '" *'T ""������to* I reeteres
Tin aad etullty. rraaiture deeav �����*) all Mit.nl
���verted al oace.
sex n*il
ol will
���ak��_re��a��cwmaa. Price Ha fc��*, ar two Ic
<IS. Mailed to any address. The ScobeU Druff
'O��..tt.CMl_arliiM,0a��. ^
If you appreciate high-class goods at remarkably low prices,
here is your opportunity. Christmas will soon be here; select
your presents now.
Fancy Jewellery of every description, Watches, (Mocks, Barometers, etc. See our splendid lines in Rich Cut Glass and Silver
A ticket for our Christmas Drawing will be given for every
25c purchase.
First, 400-day clock in oak case; sedomd, Silver-plate I'U(1.(.'"!f
Dish; third, Ladies' Gold Ring; fourth, Silver Spoon Tray; nftn-
Bon Ron Dish; sixtih, Kitchen Clock; seventh, Locket and Ohat-i,
eighth,   Toast   Rack;   ninth,   Pair Links;  tenth, Alarm Clock.
M. L. & B. H. WEARE
Jeweller*!. Ladner, B.C. f-
iiTURDAY,   DECEMBER 0, 1913.
don't forget the masquerade ball
Ne*v Year's eve.	
Mrs  Wm. Weare will be at home
hor   friends  Tuesday,   December
ninth! from 2.30 to 5.30 o'clock. '
A,r   and  Mrs.  D.  B.  Grant went
,.;' ;��� Vancouver, Wednesday, Mrs.
��ant staying on for a day or two
visiting with  friends.
Messrs Wm. Henmessy, Jas. Smith
'William and Harry Hearld were
''on the Boundary Bay lagoon on
Monday.    They brought home twenty-five brant. '
Th0    Methodist    Sunday    School
ohlldren are busy -practicing    their
Christn-as cantata, "Foxy Grandpa,
to he given December 23.
Messrs Herbert Wilson, Wm. Walk's and  L.  Gifford got  good  bags
It Benson's Point Tuesday morning.
!��--- i)r;mt were Shot, beside a good
���0t of ducks.
F,.r the last week Mr. Edward
Kirkland has been quite ill. He
���,s confined tio his room for several
daTBl but is now about again, though
not quite himself.
Mr   T   Hills-Brown,  of  Lulu  Isl-',
and   was a  Delta visitor, Thursday,
staying overnight  with   Mr.   Robert,
Careless,   and    returning  home  vial
Xew  Westminster  Friday.
\ Delta gentleman and his wife,
after esperiencing great difficulty I
'��� getting home from Vancouver,
Tuesday evening found themselves
locked ' out of their own house.
Tiny are said to have broken
in through a window,
Mr. W. R. Ellis has secured one
of the latest model Edison Disc
phonographs,   amd   the   family   and
. h-lenda are being greatly enter-
tained with the splendid productions
I   his most splendid instrument.
���Mr. and Mrs. A. Coleman made a
trip across to Vancouver, Tuesday.
Mr. Alex. Davie made a business
trip across to Vancouver, Wednesday.
Messrs. L. Gifford and R. Wilson
were guests at the home of Mr. John
Holmes, East Delta, last week.
Mr. James Wilcox returned Monday from a week's holiday spent with
friends in Aldergrove.
Miss Dorothy Mends, of Port Guichon, went over to Vancouver,
Thursday, to spend a few days with
Mr. Jas. Savage, Westham Island,
and Mr. Seymour Huff, East Delta,
were New Westminster visitors on
I.adner amusements seem to be on
the increase, for during this week
there have been no less than three
special entertainments in MoNeely's
Messrs. K. D. Simpson, former
manager of the Ladner branch of
the Royal Bank, and now manager
of the Mount Pleasant branch, and
Harry Hutcherson, have been spending a week shooting on Delta farms.
Mr. Thos. Roberts, of Edmonds,
and for many years a Delta farmer,
^pent three or four days of this wee'k
with Mr. Chas. Arthur on the Slough
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
Oil, apply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
Ltd., 505 Westminster Trust Building. Office phone 826; wharf phone
Messrs. L. H. Hornby and Edward
Downs attended the H. Cooper dairy-
cow sale in East Langley, Thursday.
Mr. Hornby boireht a good grade
Jersey for something like $125.
At  the  Plowmen's   banquet   last
-,-eek I.adner discovered a soloist in
���li,. person of Mr. E. L. Berry.    Mr.
Berry    entertained     the     company j
splendidly,  especially  in  his capital]
rendering of the fine old-time song,]
"Midshipman   Mite."
Messrs. A. Davie, John Savage,
Jas. Savage, Geo. Ormiston and N.
A. McDiarmid made a brave endeavor to get to the Masonic Lodge
meeting at New Westminster Wednesday evening, via the new ferry,
but luck was against them.
Bargains!     From   now   until   the
end of the month  25 'per cent, off!
all Indies' and Misses' Coats.    Don't'
miss this.    All marked in plain fig-1
ures.    Just deduct 25 per cent, and
pet the cheapest coaite on .the market.
Lanning,   Fawcett   &   Wilson,  Ud.
The only careless fellow at last
week's plowmen's banquet was Robert. Before the dinner Mr. Robert
met a gentleman in top hat, frock
ioat, white breeches, brown top
boots, spurs and hunting crop. The
gentleman Informed Robert that he
was to attend the banquet, so Robert
concluded that it was to be a hunting
dinner, and at the proper stage of
���he proceedings burst forth, the burden of his song being "Drink, puppy,
The All Saint's church annual sale
of work -will be held 'n McNeely
Hall. Friday, December 5. The
programme is: Afternoon���Tea at
three o'clock; fish ipond. In ithe
evening, dancing and other amusements.    Admission, 25c. *���
There have been numerous inquiries for potatoes from this district within the last week, but the
most of the farmers who have good
tubers have them in pits, and refuse
to open their pits for less than good
orders at good prices.
Is a fortune worth J10.00? One
Delta man recently thought, the telling of his future worth this amount.
The "Egptians" have left, and all
who failed to take advantage of the
great opportunity offered them to
���peek into the future will be obliged
to wait for the return of the fakers.
Point Grey Council May Submit Bylaw for This Purpose at
Coming Election.
EBURNE, Point Grey, Dec. 3.���
It is very likely that at the coming
municipal election the council will
ask the ratepayers to approve of a
bond issue to cover the purchase of
a tract of land along the North
Arm for industrial sites. While the
council Is opposed to increasing the
bonded indebtedness of the municl-
rallty, it Is considered that never
again will the time be more opportune for purchasing land. The
I'-urne district needs industries and
industries the council is determined
to see established there.
Owing to the business situation,
owners ef North Arm waterfrontage
are much more reasonable than they
were a year ago, and at least three
good offers have been made to the
council. One man has agreed to
sell the municipality for $112,000
twenty acres of land for which he
"fused an offer of J250.000 eigh-
teen months ago. For $56,000 he
���ill sell ten acres to the municipality.
lhe land has a good location not
far from Eburne Junction, and it
is thought that no difficulties would
be experienced in getting transporta-
;;''�� facilities from the B. C. E. R.
lhe problem of cheap electric power
femalns to be solved. In this connection the establishment of a niunl-
''i.ial power plant is a possibility.
East   Langley  Farmer  Re��li_es  Average of 1*100 Per Head for   . .
the Her*.
LANGLEY FORT, Dec. 3.���At the
auction sale held yesterday after-
neon at the farm of Mr. H. H. Cooper, East Langley, eleven head of
dairy cows were sold. It was a
grade Jersey herd, the animals being of fair quality. Good prices
were realized, one cow that will be
fresh this month fetching $160. The
average price was about $100 a
The attendance at the sale was not
very large and was made up almost
entirely of nearby neighbors, the
onlv outsiders being a trader from
New Westminster and two Bast
Delta farmers. Mi*. ���__. Hornby, of
Delta, purchased one cow.
WHITE ROCK, Dec. 4.���Two hun-
'������'ii! people gathered at the meeting
)f White Rock ratepayers last night
-"nl listened to addresses  from Mr.
J- T. Thrift, candidate for reeve;
Councillor Keary, of Ward V; Reeve
j*ullivan, and Mr. Charles F. Mil-
���'.'���'��� chairman of the Ward 1 elec-
j10�� committee. Mr. E. H. Sands
���as chairman of the meeting, and
surrey finances and their expendl-
'ure, were the principle subjects dis-
"sse,l the White Rock ratepayers
���maintaining that a fair proportion
''������'' not been expended in or near
whits Rock.
A closed season for sturgeon may
be considered at the meeting between Professor Prince, Dominion
l-sheries commissioner, and the llsh-
eries commission of the United
States when they meet at Ottawa
this month.
ln Bpeaking 0r where sturgeon are
caught the dispatch mentioned no
waters west of Lake Winnipeg,
VNlureas more than half the-catch
is made in this province and this almost entirely in the Fraser river
and its tributary the Pitt.
It was stated that twenty years
ago the total catch for Canada was
1 800 000 pounds, valued at $��*��,-
000 whereas last year the catch was
but''KH>,ooo pounds. The enhanced value of the sturgeon and its
products, however, caused it to
bring $113,000. The last report on
the catch shows the Importancei of
B C as a sturgeon producing province. The British Columbia sturgeon are all from the Fraser. The
figures are as follows: ^
Nova Scotia        Kisann
British Columbia       516.80
New Brunswick    ...   ��� ��� ���     g M00
SSrioV.   ��;���������
Saskatchewan  "'''""
Milner Farmers Sell Seven Head of
Dairy    Cattle    for    91200���
Milner News.
MILNER, Dec. 3.���Yesterday Muf-
ford Bros, sold by private sale to
Mr. W. Matheson of Comox seven
head of grade Holstein cows from
their fine dairy herd for $1200, an
average of $171 per head. Mr.
Matheson paid $250 for one of the
animals, a fine cow, just fresh, and
the lowest price for a single cow
was $150.
The new Milner school is now
completed and will be occupied at
the beginning of the January term.
The building has four rooms, is well
lighted and ventilated, and is in
every way a great improvement* over
the old one-room school. Water is
supplied by an artesian well.
Mrs. J. H. Mufford entertained
a party Friday evening for Miss Es-
tay, teacher in Milner school. There
were forty guests, among them being many members of the families of
old residents in the community. An
enjoyable social evening was spent.
Miss Estey is busy training her
school pupils for a Christmas concert to be held on the evening of
Monday, December 22. The programme will consist of songs and
Within the last week thirteen new
telephones have been installed in
the district served by the Milner exchange of the B. C. Telephone Company, most o thef telephones being
placed In farm homes.
The young people of Milner and
Murrayvllle are enjoying themselves
lately in roller skating. Rinks in
both places are open three evenings
a week.
Mr. Geo. Hunter, a retired Langley farmer, has just completed a
fine residence on his acreage tract
near Milner on Trunk road. The
house is an attractively designed,
two storey structure, fitted with a 1
modern conveniences.
Mrs. Janet Graham is, having tbe
old Bank of Hamilton building moved to the Town Line road in Milner
townsite, and will add two rooms,
and remodel the old part for a dwelling.
Messrs. Dave Latimer, Carl Handy
and Harold Stoney have appointed
themselves a committee to organize
a "hard times" dance, to be held in
Milner at an early date.
Quite a number of the young people of Milner attended tiie mask
ball held in Murrayville last Friday
Mrs. A. McCormick of Colllngwood
East, who has been with her mother, Mrs. J. W. Cowley, for the last
month, will return to her Vancouver home this week. Mrs. McCor-
ml��k has a little daughter, born here
on November 15.
The Women's Progressive Club
will hold an "Old Time" dance in.
Mllner hall next Friday evening.
The committee in charge of preparation is composed of Mrs. T. H.
Robinson, Mrs. Percy Orr and Mrs.
Thos. Munroe. The minuet and
other dances of a century ago will
be the feature of the evening.
Manager Geo. Worrell is working
his basketball team hard at every
opportunity and expects his players
to be able to hold their own in any
company in the Fraser Valley League. The members of the team
are: Harold Stoney, John Maxwell,
David Latimer, Gart Graham, Wm.
Plaxton and Clair Plaxton.
can    make
you a
Cannot afford to pay $35
to $40 for a Suit
iailor-Madc Suit
here in Ladner for
upwards from English
Serges, Tweeds and Worsteds. Let a practical
tailor execute your next
order, and your Suit will
look as though it was
made for YOU, and not
for anybody.
Our Suits have the rmutation of lasting. We want
to prove this to you.
Ladner, B. C.
Mr.   Justice  Murphy   Makes  Ruling
of Importance to Vendors of
Wild Land.
(From The British Columbian.)
An injunction of the first interest
to vendors of wild land the chief
value of! which may be a stand of
merchantable timber, was Issued by
the Hon. Mr. Justice Murphy in the
Supreme Court, Vancouver, yesterday, when J. N. McKenzie was enjoined to cease cutting the timber
on a quarter section he holds in
Langley by reason of the last of a
series of agreements of sale. The
claim of the appellant set forth that
he first sold to a Hindu on agreement of sale, from whom it passed
through a third party's hands, still
on agreement of sale, to the defendant. The Hindu has failed to keep
his payments up and the appellant
considered the stand of timber, estimated at a million and a half feet,
to be his security for the unpaid
purchase money.
Counsel for the defendant contended that his client had bought
the property in good faith for farming purposes and that it was useless
for such purpose until he had cleared it.
Sealed tenders addressed to the
undersigned, and endorsed "Tender
for Immigration Detention Hospital
Building, Vancouver, B.C.." will be
received at this office until 4 p.m.,
on Monday, December 29, 1913, for
the erection of the above named
Plans, specifications and form of
contract  can   be seen  and   forms  of
tender obtained at  this Department, I
at the office of W. Henderson, Esq.,
Resident    Architect,    Victoria, B.C.,!
and on application to Mr. A. J. Chis-j
helm,    caretaker,    Public    Building,
Vancouver, BJC.
Persons tendering are notified
that tenders will not be considered
unless made on the printed forms
supplied, and signed with their actual signatures, stating their occupations and places of residence. In
the case of firms, the actual signature, the nature of the occupation
and place of residence of each member of the firm must be given.
Each tender must he accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered
hank, payable to the order of the
Honourable the Minister of Pulblic
Works, equal to ten per cent. (10
p.c.) of the amount of the tender,
which will be forfeited if the person
tendering decline to enter into a contract when called upon to do so,
or fail to complete the work contracted for. If the tender be not
accepted the cheque will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any-
By order.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, November 19, 1913.
Newspapers will not he paid for
this advertisement if they insert it
without authority from the Department.
First Prize���^Special 3-tler
Ornamental Cake.
Second Prize���Special 2-tier
Ornamental Cake.
Third Prize���Special 1-tier
Ornamental Cake.
Beginning Saturday, Ntov.
29, one coupon given for every
25 cents of purchase.
Special Children's
Xmas  Drawing
(Under 15 Years)
One  coupon  for   every  five
cents spent in this store.
3    PRIZES    FOR    BOYS
VICTORIA, Dec. 3.���Secretary H.
Rive, of the British Columbia Dairymen's Association, and provincial
dairy Instructor, announced today
that in connection with the annual
convention of the association at Chilliwack on February 5 and 6 next,
there will be a milk and cream competition open to all producers ir.
British Columbia. Five prizes are
offered for cream and five for milk,
totalling $200.
Successor to P. C. Clark
��� AND���
General BlacksmitkiRg
Highest Price* for Live and Dressed
Pomltry,   Fresh Eggs Mid   Produce.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market, Main St..    Vancouver.
The Wheels of business
Uur Cl__&i-ed Wjnt Ads- furnVsh 4
lubricant that is good lor any kind of
business machinery
Do you want an employer or m\ *��l
ployec Have you somethlug lo Kit or IS
there some thing you wish to buy *
No matter how lar|*e or how i
your business is Condensed Ads.
For 8-ale, For Exchange Wanted ta
Purchase, To Let. r_ost. Found Work
Wanted. 9ltuat.oni Vacant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, X cent! for any one
advt. These rates for cash with order.
AH Want Ad��. must be ln by ! p.m.
on Thursday.
WE KEEP the Wooden Button
Moulds.      Howard Bros., Ladner.
HOLSTEIN BULL���Colony Shade-
land Prince; service, $5.00. Tamworth boar, pure bred; per service,  $2.50.    Alex. Davie.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of Sodu  Water,
Ginger Ale,  and all Kinds of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
"What's Your Phone Number?"
Can YouAnswer Tins Question
If not, don't you know you are
losing business and running rislc
What ia more necessary than a tele*
phone in case iof sickness or tire?
Delta  Telephone  Co.,   Ltd.
Poultry Wanted
Best Price* Paid,        "     |
Authorized Capital  9200,000.00.
H. A. MacDonald,   Man.i-ini; Director.
A new home is being built for Mr.
John Pybus at Crescent Island. The
work was.started Wpdnesday, and on
the job are nine of the Pybus family
and another. There are the father,
Mr. Win. Pybus, Uncle Walter, sons
and nephews, and Mr. Churchill.
For every 50 cents spent in cash at our store from Dec.
1 to Dec. 31 you will receive a ticket entitling you to a
chance in the prize drawing.
13    PRIZES    IN
Total   , 1,014,500 j
quickly stops  couehs,  cures  colds, and  hcali
the throat and lungs. 25 cents-
Capital Prizes, $20 in gold Third Prize  -   $10 in gold
Second Prize - $15 in gold Next 5 prizes $5 each in gold
Next 5 prizes $1 each in gold
Remember the DATES and the PLACE
Westham Street
Phone 39
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Advisory Board Makes Decision
of Importance to Cannerymen
Of all the Important business
transacted by the Fisheries Advisory
Bn>.ird at its recent meeting in Ottawa, a particularly interesting feature to cannerymen is the decision
that governmental inspection of canned fish, under the Canned Foods
Act, Khall.be placed in the hands of
the Fisheries Department. The object locally is to see that none ibut
*.almon in good condition go into the
*'ans, despite the temptation to can-
"ners to OCC
illy put uj
���sh that
are perhaps slightly past Iheir prime.
Under the authority of  an  order-
in-council of November 21,  1912, a
Fishories   Advisory   Hoard    for   the
Dominion of Canada was instituted,
consisting   of   three   representatives
from  Nova Scotia, three from  New
Brunswick, one from Prince Edward
Island, one frtom each of the prairie
provinces,   and   two  from   tho  province of British  Columbia.    The representatives from each province were
formed into a committee to meet in
Ottawa twice   in   the  year,   namely,
���durinig the spring and fall, the Minister of the  Department  having an-1
thority to call the whole board  together   in   conference   as   conditions
toight require.    There are several of
the permanent inside officials of the
Department who are memibers of this
board.       It   was  considered   by   the
Government   that   the   formation   of
the   Board   In   iiuestion   would   tend
to encourage and stimulate development of the fisheries along most desirable  lines,   and   would   place  the
Department in touch with local conditions, which was absolutely necessary   for  the  making  of   provident
regulations and assisting,  as  far as
(possible,  all branches of the trade.
Previous to 1912  Che Department
in  a  large measure had  been  confined   to  providing   and    enforcing
regulations for the protection of cer-
tnin fisheries, but the advent of the
Fisheries  Board   has  opened    up    a
fmendation has been approved by the
Government, and information is now
being obtained as to the best means
of proceeding with this work with
out in any way hampering the canned salmon industry.
The question of British Columbia
salmon in European markets received
considerable attention, with especial
emphasis on creating an increased
demand for the cheaper grades of
our salmon, and a resolution was
passed and approved that tho Department of Trade and Commerce be
requested to take Immediate steps In
this direction.
The consolidation of such portions
of the Fisheries Act as referred lo
the fisheries of British Columbia
with all regulations applicable only
to British Columbia, in pamphlet
form was also the outcome of another resolution, which will be o
great convenience to the fishing industry here.
Recently great interest has been
manifested on the platform and
through the public press on the desirability of populating Tin northern
part of this Province with white
fishermen, and last season the Dominion and Provincial Fisheries Departments took up the question in
earnest and reserved a certain number of licenses for each fishing area
in tbe north, which were, of course,
available to independent white fish
ermen, and who were thus placed in
a position to dispose of their catch
in the highest market.
For an initial attempt, and considering that certain applications and
requirements were necessary "before
sueh independent licenses could be
Issued, the results may be considered
satisfactory. In fact, they were so
encouragaing that with the information subsequently obtained, it was
felt that it would he in the interests
of a successful termination of the desires of the two Governments to fur-
Lord   ChaiireUor  Goes  Into  History
of  Formation  of  Province
in Decision.
Wider field  for action, all of  which i ther extend the privileges, and num-
Wlll tend to the increased   activity I ber of licenses allowed   where con-
in  the fisheries throughout the Do
The representatives on this board
from this Province are Mr. F. H.
Cunningham, of New Westminster,
and Mr. I). N. Mclntyre, of Victoria,
who have just returned from a very
successful meetinig of the Pacific
Division of the Committee which'was
held in Ottawa last month. Matters
of great importance to the fisheries
of British Columbia were discussed
and brought to a successful termination. '
One of the resolutions which was
adopted and recommended to the
Department was the payment of a
Ibounty of $3.50 per skin for all hair
Seals taken in British Columbia
Waters for a period of 12 months,
commencing with the first of January, 1914. The number of skins
upon which 6iich bounty will be paid
is limited to 1,000 in the year, and
conclusive proof of the slaughter of
each seal must be produced. The
Department has accepted this resolution, and instructions have been
given to arrange details so that the
bounty can go into effect from flie
first of the new year.
Another resolution which the committee felt was of Importance was
specific Information on the various
shell t'i.-vb found on the shores of
Rrilish 'Columbia, especially with
reference t.i prawns and shrimps.|
Valuable Informat-on has been col-
lected from time to time by several
officers of the Department, and included in various reports issued by
the Department and by the Biological
Board, but no attempt has been made
to  collect
dltlons warranted. Last season a
fisherman had to own his own boat
and gear, and it was required that
liis application for a fishing license
should be in the hands of a fishery
officer on or before the T5th of
March. Both these requirements
have been cancelled, and so long as
a fisherman is a white man, a British
subject, and applies for a license to
fish in the waters of the north on
W ibeforo the first of June, he will
receive favorable consideration providing, of course, that the number
reserved for each locality is not exceeded.
The   reserved   numbers   of   independent   white   fishermen's   licenses
for the respective areas are as fol
Skeena River 175
Rivers Inlet 195
Naas River    50
Smith's Inlet        6
The number for the Bella Coola
District has not been finally decided,
and is at the moment receiving further consideration.
It was further agreed that if the
total number of the licenses reserved
were not taken out by white fishermen,   tlie   residue   would   'be   distri-
j buted   amongst    the    different   can-
j neries  in  each  district,   on the  dis-
| tinct   understanding   that  none  but
! white fishermen will operate there-
, under.
The foregoing practically covers
the resolution put for'h in this connection, and which met with the Department's approval. It is hoped
that these changes for the coming
, season will further encourage the
bona fide white fisherman to operate
.     i ���.. ,,he owner of a boat and net. the
fisheries, j pra0(jca]   fishing   operations   will   at
this   information   in   one   in th- non]]| _n(i whilst he ma
publication and thus make it of value1 -
to those engaged   in  such-
The   Department   h.as   accepted   this
resolution,    and    Instructions    have
been   '.riven  to -have a booklet  prepared which will include a short life
'history   of   the   various  crustaceans
���Known  to esist in British Columbia,
ihe kinds of bottoms c:-. which  each
���parfleuiar shell fish Is found, photographs thereof,  and  such   other   information   as   would   be   of   interest
und   value  to  those  engaged   In   the
Another question considered, and
which is an important one. was the
(Inauguration of a Governmental inspection of all canned fish, and it
Was recommended that that portion
of the Canned Foods Act which refers to the inspection and marking
of fish put up in cans and like receptacles lie administered by the
Minister of Marine ar.d Fisheries instead of, as at present, by the Minister  of  Agriculture.       TJfis  reeom-
1 least be conducted by a white fisher
, man.
A further resolution was made
i pointing out that under the present
, legulations no Abalone measuring
I less than four inches could be legally
I taken, and recommending that the
i legal size limit for such shell fish
| be reduced to three and a half Inches.
I This resolution was adopted and ap-
I proved.
It will be seen from the foregoing
that the meetings of the Pacific Committee of the Fisheries Board were
active and of a practical nature, and
further that the Department approved of all their recommendations,
and that the same will become effective immediately.
Enfranchised Indians will be treated as white men and given independent license and will be treated in
every respect as a white man.
LONDON, Dec. 4.���The judgment
delivered by Lord Haldane in the
privy council in the appeal of the
government of British Columbia
from answers given by the supreme
court of Canada to questions submitted by the Canadian government,
was exhaustive. The questions did
not arise in any litigation but were
of a general abstract character relating to the fishery rights of the
The Questions submitted were as
It is competent for the legislature
of British Columbia to authorize the
government of that province to grant
the exclusive right to fish in any
waters within the railway belt, firstly, as to such waters as are tidal,
and secondly, as to such waters,
which although not tidal, are in fact
Is lt competent for the legislature
to authorize the government of the
province to grant the exclusive right
to fish below low water mark in the
open seas within a marine league of
the coast?
Is it competent of the legislature
between the open sea and estuaries
of the rivers within the province so
far as concerns the authority of the
legislature of the province of British
Columbia to grant the right to fish?
Lord Haldane's judgment went exhaustively into the history of forming the province of British Columbia,
and the general law on fishing was
reviewed by his lordship, to a time
even anterior to Magna Charter.
Coming to more recent precedents, Lord Haldane said: "Neither
in 1867 nor at the date when British
Columbia became a member of Canadian Federation was fishing in tidal
waters a matter of property. It was
a right open equally to all the public and therefore when by section
91 of the British North America Act
the sea coast and inland fisheries
were placed under the exclusive
legislation of the Dominion parliament, there was in the case of the
fishing in tidal waters nothing left
within the domain of the provincial
legislature. The right being a public one, all that could be done was
to regulate Its exercise and the exclusive power of regulation was
placed in the Dominion parliament.
"Taking this in connection with
the similar provision dealing with
registered navigation and shipping,"
went on the lord chancellor, "their
lordships of this court have no doubt
that the object and effect of these
legislative provisions were to place
the management and protection of
the cognate public rights of navigation and fishing in sea and tidal
waters exclusively in the Dominion
parliament, and to leave to the
province no right of property or control   in them.
"It was most natural that this
should be done, seeing that these
rights are the rights of the public
in general and in no way special to
the inhabitants of the province."
Their lordships therefore found
themselves in agreement with the
Supreme Court of Canada in answering the first and second questions in
the negative. The principles enunciated suffice to answer the third
question, which relates to the rights
of fishing in arms of the sea and
"This right to fish is. in their lordships' opinion, a public right of the
same character as that enjoyed by
the public on the open seas. A right
of this kind is not an incident of
property and is not confined to the
subjects of the crown under the jurisdiction of the province. Interference with it, whether in the form
cf dirct regulation or any grant of
exclusive or partially exclusive rights
to individuals or classes of individuals cannot be within the power of
the province."
COST  $400,000.
This Is  Sum Public  Works Department Han Expended This
VICTORIA, Nov. 20.���In road improvements in the districts largely
comprising bhe Lower Mainland, the
Provincial    Department    of    Works
many of the ranchers, as it relieves
them  of the burden of  finding
bor,  sacks,  and transportation.
Much Still Stands in Richmond Farmers'  Barns���Oats,  However,
So]   Readily.
CAMBIE, Lulu Island, Nov.  2 9.-
An occasional car of baled hay leaves I
Lu:u   Island,  and  from  Sea    Island j
over  Granville  St.  into     Vaneouver '
considerable quantities of the staple
have   been   transported   during   the
present month.    On the who.e, however, the market for hay is reported
VWy  quiet, and  a major portion of
the  crop  still  stands  in  the   barns,
with  the  farmers not especially optimistic   of   the  future.
A good market, however, is being
found for oats and every sack grown
in Richmond this year promises to
be marketed at good figures. Twenty-nine dollars a ton, delivered in
Vaneouver, is the quotation of one
uiilling concern, while another is
Jiurchasing many tons In bulk on the
Ranches, paying |23 a ton. The latter  arrangement   is   satisfactory   to
The West. Vancouver Ferry Board
yesterday approved plans submitted
by Mr. Cartwrlght of Messrs. Cart-
wright, Matheson & Company for
the re-enforcement of the wharf at
the foot of Fourteenth street, D.L.
237, at a cost of $20,000.
OSKALOOSA, )la.. .Dec. 14;���
Judgment against eighty-six saloons,
issued bucr.nse the petition of consent by the liquor dealers was
faulty, was stayed today by the order of State SupTeme Court Judge
Preston. This means that Des
Moines saloons closed ten days ago
may re-open. Tht "dry" element
wa3 expectjed to start mandamus
proceedings  to re-close the saloons.
Dr. de Va__-�� Female Pills
A reltabli French regnlato-1 sever ftUi. TkeM
pills are ���xcMdiagly power.ul in regulating the
generative portion of the fajnale system. KefuM
all cheap imitations. Dr. de Tan's nre sold nt
-.1 n box, or three for IIS. Mailed to any address.
The Scobel* Drac -*��.. St. Catharine*!- <>n.
CAMBIE, Lulu Island, Dec. 3.���
Phillips' Stage, which runs between
the Fraser street carline terminus
and Woodward's wharf, connecting
with the Ladner ferry, has the following hours of departure: Fraser
street, 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6
p.m.; Woodward's Landing, 8 a.m.,
10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Potato prices are said to be stiffening.
A committee appointed it the
council meeting Tuesday is considering the question of water rate3 for
the Columbia Cold Storage plant at
Steveston. The secretary of the
concern has approached the council
concerning the matter. At New
Westminster, it is said, the company
paid a 10 cents water rate, with a
discount of 20 per cent.
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, Dec. 1.
���Mr. W. Calvret is again a Steveston resident.
There were "some doings" at the
meeting of the Richmond Poultry
Association on Friday evening at
MeGinness' store, Sea Island. The
principal business before the meeting, and which led to several near
fistic controversies, was postponed
consideration of charges of Improper
conduct laid against two members
ot the association early in the fall.
One prominent member, it is stated,
was found guilty.
Two local homes have been gladdened the past week by the arrival
of little cherubs. In the case of Mr.
and Mrs. V. Seymour it was a girl,
and in the case of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Montgomery, a boy.
Rumors are about to the effect
that Mr. Thomas Bennett will be a
candidate for the council.
Five dollars and costs was the
penalty Inflicted In p recent assault
case tried at Steveston police court.
during the past season has expended |
in the neighborhood of $100,000, according to figures obtained from the
department -here. This to fa" comprises the expenditure in the Chilliwack, Delta and Richmond road districts, which include the Lower Mainland and a portion of the Fraser Valley. Account is not taken of the
special sums voted for the construction of Kingsway between Vancouver and New Westminster, which
were put through ion a special vote.
The $400,000 total comes from the
departmental estimates.
In order to provide for winter
maintenance, incidentally giving
work to many laborers during the
slack season, ten per cent, of the
appropriations for these districts will
be kept back by the department, and
will remain unspent for the present.
This step, it is believed, will pro\6
a wise oue in view of the expectation
tihat many persons will be out of
work durin.g the coming winter in
the towns and cities of tha Lower
A feature of the road-work in thi3
section has been the large amount
of macadamizing and gravelling
done. For country roads it is realized that macadamizing is an excellent way of providing durable highways. This policy has been followed
very largely in tihe Delta road district, which Includes Delta, Langley
and Surrey municipalities. The provincial department operates a large
quarry at Vedder Mountain and arrangements bave been made for the
B.C. Electric Company to procure special cars for the distribution of
crushed rock wihe-rever required. The
provincial authorities are now also
in a position to sell rock to municipalities in that distrlot at cost prices.
One of the chief ideas in starting
this quarry was not to provide opposition to private concern-*., but to help
the municipal districts and* of course,
the government's own road superintendents in getting cheap crushed
rock. A steady supply from the
quarry is now assured.
Recently an account of general
work done on roads in the province
Indicated that the total expenditure
had gone over the $5,000,000 mark.
The figures given below deal only
with the three road districts of Chilliwack, Delta and Richmond, although these figures are Included in
the provincial total. One of the
chief items in the Delta district was
the appropriation of $60,000 on the
Pacific and In tenpro vincial highway.
A good deal of niacadja-n and grade
Improvement work has been carried
out on this road during tihe past season. Apart from .this ih-'g-rwiay, lihe
sum of $34,000 was appropriated
for the twenty-four roads improved
in Delta during the summer. The
money was spent with tihe exception
of the 10 per cent, saved for maintenance, and the work was all completed in good B-iape, according to
departmental reports.
In the Chilliwack district $99,000
was set apart for tihe improvement
of fort.v-t.wo roads. The largest appropriation was $25,000 for that
section of the famous Yale road running through the district. There
was also an appropriation of $10,-
000 for the Matsqui and Mount Lehman road.
lit was in the Richmond district,
however, that the most money was
expended by the department. In
all, about $200,000 went into roads
around Vancouver and the north
shore. Some of the larger appropriations, from whieh about SO per
cent, was devoted to the construction and improvement work during
the summer, were: Burnaby, $83,-
500; West Vancouver, $25,000;
North Vancouver, $20,000; Richmond Municipality, $20,000; Gibson's Landing and Seehelt road, $25,-
000;  Squamish  road.  $15,000
The authc;ities have dee'ded to
keep back ���.piiroximateiy $KO,000 in
the Richmond road district for winter work under Road Superintendent
McBride, who was a -visitor In Victoria yesterday, consulting with the
departmental heads.
Sturdy Little Vessel Bucks Some of
the   Worst  Weather   Ever
Heen ou the Gulf.
(From  The  British  Columbian.)
Groping her way up the river
through the fog yesterday morning came the Bteani tug Shuswap,
and her master, Captain Chester
Coutts, had a story of storm and
stress to tell that was amply borne
out by the appearance of his craft,
with her windows smashed, her lifeboat gone, her engines badly jarred
and her seams opened and leaking.
Today she goes on the ways for repairs.
The Shuswap carries a crew of
eight all told, and of these the mate
is in hospital at Union Bay nursing
a broken leg; the engineer is having
the stump of a lost thumb dressed
aud the fireman is getting the stump
of a finger put in shape, all mementoes of some of the roughest weather
ever experienced up the Gulf of
The Shuswap is a tug of 65 feet
iu length, 14-foot beam, and draws
eight feet. She has been towing
logs from Willow Point to Gowland
Harbor, Valdez Island, where they
have been boomed for the Bruuette
Sawmill Co. of this city.
Last Friday night the Shuswap
started for home. With a sweep of
150 miles straight up the gulf, the
wind was blowing a living gale from
the southeast when the little steamer ran into it rounding Cape Mudge,
Valdez Island. Twice that night the
Venture, of the union Steamship
Co., turned back after endeavoring
to round the cape in that gale. For
twelve hours the Shuswap ran dead
slow, maintaing steerage way, practically hove to, while the seas swept
her and did tbe damage referred to,
both vessel and crew sufferlug. She
barely lived through the gale.
At Quathiaska Cove they found
another vessel in distress. This was
the steamer Corwin, once a U. S.
revenue cutter. Sbe was Seattle
bound from Nome and was out of
fuel, the weather having delayed
her. The Shuswap could not spare
a shovel lull and the Corwin loaded
cordwood enough to carry her to
Union Hay to take on coal for Seattle.
On the last leg of the journey,
from Welcome Pass to the Market
wharf, the battered Shuswap steamed slowly through the thick fog that
overhung the gulf and river, and
finally tied up minus a mate and
with two men seeking medical aid.
the mouth of the Fraser 1 Uat8- -
finest agricultural distr , fiu *��
The chief interests In the ni? B'c-
farming, dairying, *,. ���. *-eU& Wi
market gardening, Bhei \���'ul>,
breeding. There are '1'' d h��f����
canneries in the Delta rnimi Salm����
There are shipping ,*, ^?all*��-
and boat to the markets f n* *��"
and the United States ���_Can��*U
yield is the largest per'-,.,8 cr<>P
ada, and the sheep and hor.I. ?��-
are the finest in British cT "P*
Along the south bank of the P'?bla-
BrKeef; Sta^tV **
Justices of Peace-H. D Haw'
Police Magistrate.���j. ktkt "*
u_,ii��oi  U-..1.V.  ��...        ",vrvee.
*"'��� J. K-rr
Medical Health Officer���nr
Wilson. '
Coroners.���Dr.  A   A.   Kin���
J. Kerr Wilson.       K",g and Dr.
School Board.���S. Wrla-ht ��->-i
C  Davie, A.  toPR^^-*.
Hell cDiar.
CHILLIWACK, Dec. 4.���Fire destroyed the barn and stable of
Samuel Calbick on the Vale road at
the easter nend of the city on Tuesday. A horse and cow and a portion of the implements were sitved.
The cause of the fire is unitnown
and there is no insurance.
Callum, W. R. EIIIb.N. a
mid, secretary.
Farmers'   Institute.���T.   T.
president; N. A. McDiarmid,"secVe'
Delta Farmers' Game Protective Association.���Wm. Kirkland, pr��|.
dent; A. deR. Taylor, secretary.
Delta Agricultural Society.���-Dr. j
Kerr Wilson, president; A. deR
Taylor, secretary.
Member of Parliament.���J. D. Taylor
New  Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature.���F. J,
MacKenzie, New Westminster,
Boat Sailings.���S.S. New Delta lea?**
Ladner every day for Steveston it
8.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 6.30
p.m., connecting with the B. C.
E. R. cars. S.S. Transfer leant
for New Westminster daily, except
Sundays, at 7 a.m.; returning,
leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m,,
reaching Ladner at 5.30 p.m.
Railways.���Great Northern learn
Port Guichon daily for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.;
returning, leaves Vancouver at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichon
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R., Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Eburne
and Steveston���Cars leave Granville street depot (at north eni
of bridge over False Creek) at 6.30
a.m. and hourly until 11.30 p.m.
Special car for Eburpe at iM
a.m. Cars leave Steveston at 6.30
a.m. and hourly until 11.30 p.m.
Sunday service���First car leavei
either terminus at 8.30
hourly service {hereafter
11.30 p.m. ^^^_
Post Office.���Hours, S a.m. to '/
p.m. Mall for Vancouver closes
at 12 noon; for New Weitmimter
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
Closed all  day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets ln tht
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on tht
second and fourth Saturdays li
eacb month at 2 p.m. Reeve, H.
D. Benson | councillors, L D.
Paterson, W. A. Kirkland, Hanford Lewis, G. Dennis, Chris
Brown;   clerk,  N.  A.  McDiarmid,
The Ladner - Steveston
ferry Service
Beginning Monday, September 15,
the steamer New Delta will run ou
her fall and winter schedule, as fol-	
lows:  Leaves at 8.30  a.m.  aria   3.30'Northwest Territories and in a peril . m.      Vancouver    passengers
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan ar.d
Alberta,   the   Yukon   Territory, the
ELKO, B.C., Dec. 3.���Holiday
tourists this season are showing a
marked preference for British Columbia rather than for a visit to
the Old Country, says C. E. McPher-
son, assistant traffic manager for
the C. P. R. Western passenger
division. As a result thousands of
Easterners are learning for the first
time of the resources and possibilities of the Pacific Coast province
and especially of the Boundary district and the East Kootenay country. Mr. McPherson expects this
class of travel to be unusually heavy
from now on to tbe end of the year.
   __^__��    caD
make connection by taking the 8.30
a.m. and 3.30 p.m. cars at Granville street station. New Westminster passengers should take the
Eburne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and the Steveston cars at
Seattle Market.
SEATTLE, Dec. 4.���Eggs, select
ranch 40c; April storage 32c to 35c;
fresh Eastern 40c; local storage 35c.
Butter, Washington Creamery cubes
36c; City Creamery bricks 37c; New
Zealand cubes 34c; New Zealand
bricks 35c. Cheese. Tillamook
17 l-2c; limburger 19c to 20c;
Young Americas, 19c; triplets,
17 l-2c; local cream, bricks 19c;
Wisconsin twins 18c; Oregon triplets, 17 l-2c. Onions, green 25c to
SOc per dozen; California yellow
2 l-2c to 2 3-4c per lb; local $1.50
to $1.75 per sack; Oregon 2 3-4c per
lb. Potatoes, local $20 to $22;
Yakima gems $23; California sweets
$2 to $2.25 per 100. Oats, Eastern
Washington, S28 to $29; Puget
Sound $28 to $29. Hay, Eastern
Washington timothy $18 to $19;
Puget Sound timothy $14; alfalfa
$10 to $15; stray $9; wheat hay
$14 to $15.
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle, M.A., vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pastor���Rev.    D. G.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service,   7.30
tion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
-560 acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied (or
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be
refunded If the rights applied lor
are not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for tbe full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
__^r - P-m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.80 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wedaes-1*"*  "" ~*������*-"���"���" ��� ,       ,
dander the au.p.cesof the L^^.^^JftS
Crescen^ Island-Sunday school. , \\t'Z$o������ ^ *
��..  __r-H-_   3 pm. alaglDg prac.'a- 'e����onee
p.m.; service, _ ,..__., .utiug practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.8(
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sunday school, 2 p.m.; singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
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.;
a.m. Rev. Father W. Chaput, parish
Services  next  Lord's  Day  at     11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rev. C.
Wellesley 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 office
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.
a yeer. ,
The lease will include the coal
mining rights only, but the l������e
may be permitted to purchase -"h*1-
ever available surface rights mijr �����
considered necessary for the wor��*
Ing of the mine at the rate of |l"-u
an acre.
For full Information appiw1011
should be made to the Secretsry ��
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-A.eni
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication ot
this advertisement will not be pai<*
SYDNEY,     N.S.W..   Dec   Jr-M"
tense heat prevails throughout au
tralia and bush fires are numerou--
In  placee  the  temperature reseat-
116 degrees in  the    shade,    in*--
worth thousands sterling are
The Delta Timen as. paM!***1 "JJ*
Saturday from the Time* B-II��M*
Ladnw, B.C. J. D. Taylor, m*1


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