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Array Vol time 7
8, C. FARMERS
IN CONVENTION
Fifteenth Annual Meeting of Farmers' Institutes at Victoria���
Part Taken By Valley.
DELTA TIMES
LADNER, B. 0. SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1914.
$1.00 A YEAR.
At the opening of the fifteenth
annual convention of Farmers' insti ai ies of the province on Monday
yat, iu Victoria, the president, Mr.
\V. B. Scott, deputy minister of agriculture, gave an interesting address ou the agricultural conditions
in British Columbia during the past
jeai, which, he said, had on the
whole, beeu a satisfactory one to
fanners and fruit growerB.
The debutes on the resolutions
presented by the resolutions com-
uuttee alio formed a feature of the
tirsl 'ay's proceedings, and iu these
ulsi ussions many Fraser Valley
Uriuers took part.
.Mr. Scott's Address.
Mr. Scott, in the course of his address on agricultural conditions and
prouress, said that during t\e past
year crops of nearly all descriptions
tad been good, and the prices realized for nearly all farm products
showed a material advance on those
oi the previous year, this being
especially noticeable in the case of
fruit and vegetables. He said that
owing to unsuitable weather conditions during the shipping season
some damage bad been done to
small fruits, but that hay and grain
crops were exceptionally heavy
thr ,-liout the province and were
harvested in good condition. Owing
to ihe large crop and low prices of
1912 the acreage planted in pota-i
toes last year showed a material reduction with a consequent improve-i
ment in prices.
In  referring  to  the  labor  situa-
tion as regards agriculture, he said,
thai it showed an improvement over
previous years being more plentiful ]
with  prices  paid  showing  a  slight j
reduction.   He attributed this to the'
halt which has been called in land ;
speculation,    many    people    having
been driven    out   of   this means of
livelihood seeking work on the land, [
tr devoting their attention to inak-
Ing the soil productive.
-     Increasing Production.
Iu dealing with the progress of
agriculture ln the province he challenged the statement that there "had
teen lately a retrogade movement,
Baying that while production had de-
1 on farming lands contiguous
h iii-* large cities resulting from the
land speculation, rapid progress had
made In other parts of the
.nee.
"Production is also materially to-
creasing," said Mr. Scott, "as will be
shown by the statistical information
which has veen collected by our
tuff by means of personal visits in the farmers throughout the
province."
Hi referred briefly to the increasing interest among farmers
with regard to livestock, whi,ch he
called the basis of all successful
farming, urging that all farmers,
in matter how small their places,
should keep some stock.
"Specializing may be alright for
lhe right man but the average farm-
it will do far better along mixed
tunning lines."
He said that during the year nine
sales of pure bred stock Imported by
'In- government had been held In
' rent centres, the number of
head being 453 and that it was
' "lv due to the impossibility of securing further cattle that the sales
discontinued.
He gave a splendid report of the
��'crk of Inspection ot bovfne tuber-
'���ulosls, saying that the disease had
I radically heen ellmlneted on the
"nil i-lands and on Vancouver is-
latul, and urged the members to
'ontlnue to give their hearty co-op-
Tatlon to the efforts of thtj,govem-
"���"'"'In eliminating this dread dls-
e.isi..
Exhibition Muccesses.
Mr. Scott detailed at some length j
thi  successes of the Provincial gov-,
' mment In exhibitions, both In thej
Northwest provinces, In Chicago and*
'hroughout Great Britain, especially1
" "iitloiVng the exhibits made of the !
al   Horticultural  Society's  show j
!    London, when the 300 bottles of,
lr'i" won the    gold    medal for thej
1 !ii consecutive year, and attracted
Iderable  attention     throughout
J*ngland.    He said that His Majesty,
K ng  George,  had   been   pleased   to
**'���'' !>*- six boxes of  fruit, and that
' "t<'<f fruit had also been sent to
other members of the Royal family.1,
in concluding, Mr. Scott spoke of;
1 "' harmonious relations existing in
""' Past, and said    that   it was the j
'"���st wish of the government that
'   Institution should prosper even
n-��re thnn they had done In the past.
The report was referred to a com-1
111'"ee  consisting  of  Mr.  J.  Bailly.
1 '"Hlwack; Mr. C. W. Griffith of
"'���'���hosln,  and   Raymond  T.   Hicks
''  west Kootenay for report.
Mayor Stewart's Welcome.
Mayor Alex.    Stewart    welcomed
>'��� delegates on behalf of the city.
"' '""Red that farmers should do all
">elr power to make the Domln-
,"  falr,  which  ls  to  be  held  this
nr m Victoria, a complete success.
INSTALL OFFICERS MONDAY.
At Laduer last .Monday evening
a post of the Native Sons was organized by Mr. Harold Leamy, of
New Westminster, with about 35
members. The following officers
were elected: .Mr. C. Brown, chief
factor; Mr. John Guichon, past chief
factor; Mr. J. F. Greene, vice chief
factor; Mr. Robt. Kitson, chaplain;
Mr. F. Guichon, historian; Mr. R.
Hutcherson, inner guard; Mr. H.
Burr, outer guard; Mr. R. E. Kit-
son, recording secretary; Mr. Vernon Taylor, financial secretary;
trustees, Messrs. C. Brown, F. Guichon and J. Greene.
The officers will be installed on
Monday evening, February i, by a
number of the members of the New
Westminster post, who will make
the trip to Ladner by special boat.
After the Installation an entertainment will be given by the members
of the newly-organized lodge.
ENVOYS CONFER
AT VICTORIA
Improvements to Ferry Service Are
Asked���Request for Opening of
River Road Submitted.
As a result of the visit of the
Delta delegations which interviewed
the Provincial authorities on Monday last with regard to the betterment of the ferry service and the
opening of the river road, connecting Ladner with New Westminster,
it is confidently predicted that a
boat, capable of handling all traffic
without the aid of a scow, will be
placed on the route shortly and also
that the river road will be opened
and properly finished this coming
year.
Kerry Service Discussed.
 RThe ferry question   was taken  up
  j by   the   Board   of   Trade   delegates,
Fruitgrouero    Unanimously Resolve and the road matter by the council,
to  Petition     Dominion and        | but as two delegations were at the
Capita!  with  practically  one  object
COUNCIL HELD
LIGHT SESSION
Correspondence and the  Usual  List
of   Requests   Only   Features
���Accounts Passed.
EXCLUSION OF ORIENTALS.
Provincial Governments,
VICTORIA, Jan. 24.���The convention of fruit growers of the province passed a resolution unanimously petitioning the Provincial government to use every effort to persuade
the Dominion and Imperial govern
in view, the member's joined forces
and were received by the Premier
simultaneously. The facts as disclosed by the delegates were closely
followed by Sir Richard, who showed
keen  interest   in   both   suggestions
ments to the total exclusion for tbe i and promised to do all in his power
future of all  Orientals, and  mean- i to   meet   their   demands.
time to relieve a siuation which ls
becoming intolerable.
They re-elected their officers and
directors yesterday with the following exceptions: Mr. Thomas Abriel
becomes vice-president. Mr. James
Rooke, of Grand Forks, succeeded
Mr. W. V. Somers on the executive..
On the directorate Mr. J. J. Thornton i#places Mr. J. A. Coatham for
the Lower Mainland (south of the
Fraser); Mr. A. J. Clarke succeeds
Mr. R. At. Palmer for the Lytton to
Kamloops district, and Mr. Bulman
l�� replaced in tbe Kelowna district
by Mr. J. Reekie. Mr. R. M. Palmer,
who retains his seat on the executive,
now represents Duncan and Nanaimo. ,   . ,
Representative  Gathering.
Sir Richard recognized the need
of improvement to the existing ferry
service, and while not understanding that an absolutely new ferry-
would be put on, the delegates feel
confident that improvements will be
made to obviate the necessity of
carrying a scow alongside as at present. They also have reason to believe that an hourly service will be
established   when   summer   arrives.
A suggestion by Sir Richard that
the municipality take over the operation of the ferry was not enthusiastically received by the delegates and
the matter will not be pressed further, uilless the municipality through
the council, see fit to adopt the suggestion. During the discussion the
question of the amount necessary
for the establishing of a proper ferry
���ame up and was placed at $25,000.
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The      following     delegates   were! Reeve  Paterson  thought that   $li
those appointed to be present at the[oOO  would be sufficient, but what-
convention   and   a   full   representation is in attendance:
y Bert, Alberni; G. H. Gardner.
Arrow and Slocan Lakes; Alfred
Tracy, Arrow Park; J. G. Hough,
Aldergrove; D. H. Haage, Bella
Coola; W. Giddlng, Burton City;
McDonald, of Cranbrook (proxy),
Baynes District; ��� C. VV. Sillence,
Cowichan; Bailly, Chilliwack; F. E.
Harmer, Central Park; W. B. Jackson, Creston; Sk McDonald, Cran*-
brook-Fernle; F. Cockerill, Coquitlam: J. MeOregor. Crawford Bay;
R. Carter, Comox; William Thompson, Celista; C. S. Wady. Cape Scott;
,!.  Harris.  Delta;     J.  Mlzon,  Eagle
ever the cost be it Is possible that
the municipality may be called upon
to bear a portion.
River  Road  Opening.
The question of the opening of
about two miles of the river road,
which would complete a circuitous
route joining Ladner with New
Westminster, Vancouver, or any portion of the Lower Mainland was
next taken up.
This matter met with tbe unqualified approval of Sir Richard, who
thought that a thoroughfare at
least 20 feet wide would be necessary,  in  view  of  the traffic  which
River Valley; W. A. Halden, Fire might be expected over that road
Valley and Lake Shore; C. 0. Heav- , completing as it would a circuitous
en, Grand Forks; VV. Purkls. Gra- j road from New Westminster suit-
hum Island; tt, Whiting, Green- j able for the tourist or motoris,. He
wood: J, F. Lelghton, Glensldej F. would be in favor or making the
L. Mitchell, Golden District; W. W. | road a first-class one and he con-
Winn Howe Sound; J. H. Collins, | ,,*���ded by assuring the delegation
Islands; A. Morrow. Kent; VV. Wans-1 tllat he would do "what he could
li.no Jones. Kelowna;   K   *���*.. Wood, J towaru8 the securing of the  neces*
Kamloops; A. Goldsmith, Kootenay
Lake: VV. VV. Hippsley, Kttsumke-
lum: K. Young, Kootenay River;
Chas. B. Hope, l.angley; .1. Latre-
mpuille, -Louis Creek and Mount
Olle; C. W. Griffith. Metchosin; F.
Duncan Campbell, Maple Rldge; H.
R. Phillips, MatFqui; J. G. Fraser,
Martin's Prairie; E. A. Lythgoe,
Moyie Valley; Joseph Handle. Na-
naimo-Cedar; G. W. Sugden, North
Vancouver; John H. Collett, Nicola;
,1. C. Harris, New Denver; C. S.
Handcocl", Northern Okanagau^_._VV. i
McCauly, Notch Hill and Shuswalp;
E. R. Freeman, Needles; J. H. Push-
man, Naramata; S. P. French. Okanagan; M. P. Williams, Okanagan
Centre; I. McLughlan, Peachland;
Alexander Hamilton, Pender Island)
S. S. Fraser. Procter and District;
VV. A. Duncan, Pend d'Oreille; R, J.
Walker. Quadr; W. hj. 'Buckingham. Richmond; H. P. Golder, Robson; J. Redman (for Mr. Shannon),
Rosehlll; F. E. Glossop, Rock Creek;
A. Clark, Rossland; W. E. Smith,
Revelstoke; Geo. Stewart, South
Saanlch; C. Stanley Hall, Salmon
Valley; J. Johnson, Surrey; W.
Brett. Spallumcheen; J. Tait, Sum-
iiierluid; E. Milne, Sooke; J. C.
Johnson, Salmon Arm; E. R. Still,
Strawberry Hill; Matthew Hill,
South Kootenay; J. W. Wlnson, Sumas; E. VV. Dawney, Slocan; H. M.
Riddle. Sliver Creek; P. J. Devlne,
Shirley District; VV. Armstrong, Uc-
lulet; W. 0. Wilcox, Welcome Harbor; C. A. Carruthers. Westbank;
Raymond T. Hicks, West Kootenay;
If. E. Forster, M.P.P., Windermere.
l-'orly-l-'ive Resolutions.
The resolution committee presented their report on the resolutions
submitted to them from tbe various
institutes. Altogether 1811 resolutions were received. Many of these
cove-oi) the same subject and ln
the report submitted only forty-five
were   brought   forward.
The usual gist of correspondence
with the reading and passage of the
monthly accounts occupied the full
council in a routine session on Saturday last.
The meeting was a comparatively
short   one,   the   entire   proceedings
ending after about an  hour's time.
j Reeve Paterson  and the full board
qf councillors  attended.
The request of the W. C. T. U.,
who asked that a room In the basement of the municipal hall, which
they could fit up as a reading room,
be allowed them, while not actually
refused, the cierk was instructed to
inform them that no heat would be
available, but it seemed, no opposition would be forthcoming from the
board, if the ladies wished to heat
the room themselves.
The objection of John Morris, of
Strawberry Hill, regarding the imposition of wild land tax on his
property, was sustained by the council, and the clerk ordered to rectify
the mistake.
Mr. Geo. Dennis will be allowed
to proceed with the installation of
an underdrain across the Matthews
road, under the supervision of Road
Foreman Ormiston.
Clerk MoDairmid was authorized
to procure the necessary books and
supplies for the year, and the following accounts were approved: Fashioa
Stables, $10; T. Elliott, $9.50; Clement & Lambert. $15.16; T. E.
Ladner. $1.50; Gilley Bros, $309;
G. T. Baker, $30.10; T. W. Otte-
well, $34.50; A. deR. Taylor, $130;
Gait  &  Son,   $33.57;   Arrow  Press,
AMATEUR   DRAMATICS.
Local  Players   Delight  Large  Audience in the "Parson's Vacation"
���Proceeds   Hand-nine.
A capacity audience assembled in
the McNeely hall on Friday last to
witness the performance by the Laduer Dramatic Society of the "Parson's Vacation." The hearty congratulations of those present were
well earned for seldom have Ladner
people had the pleasure of watching
a comparatively large caste of
amateurs who were so uniformly
good, and who throughout the whole
length of a four-act comedy held the
attention of the entire audience from
front to back of the hall. This Is
the supreme test of good acting with
unflagging action on the part of each
individual and an ability on the
part of all to get over and make
themselves heard in all parts of the
auditorium.
FLOODS CAUSE
GREAT DAMAGE
Westham   Island   Completely   Inundated���Lulu and Sea Islands
Affected.
With the dykes at Westham, Lulu
and Sea Islands breaking at various
points and with unusually high tides
and strong winds prevailing during
all of Saturday night and the better
part of Sunday last, almost the entire surface of Westham and Sea
Islands and a big portion of Lulu
Island was covered with water varying in depth from 1 to 3 feet, and
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ on Monday last the auto stage, oper-
To particularize in a case of this | atlng over  the  No.    5    road    from
kind where all were so good would
not cn'y be invidious bul unjust,
and uttention might be drawn to a
few of the many really brilliant
moments of the play, ln the first
act, without a doubt the members
of the "sewing circle" and "committee men" made their several individualities felt and iu the succeeding acts sustained their characters
well without overdoing it, and should
have special praise for their work
ln the third act, which called for
much action, and broken and short
dialogue always a stumbling block
with amateurs, but, which on this
occasion went off beautifully. Dr.
Banbury and Mr. Sharp carried their
parts well, their action being well
considered and full of meaning. Mrs.
Thurston, Ben Biikins, and the
sheriff filled their several positions
adequately, and Judith Jone3 in a
long and at times trying part played
well.    All hope to see more of her
South ( Vancouver to Woodward's
Landing, was compelled to convey
its passengers by a circuitous route
via Steveston and No. 9 road in
order to make connections with the
ferry, and even this route was only
negotiated after great difficulty.
The flood is the worst in years,
and although the actual loss of life
or limb to cattle or animals is very
slight, the damage done to hay and
oats and to the land -is very hard
to accurately estimate, and in this
respect It is highly probable that
Westham Island farmers will be the
greatest sufferers, as are salt water,
which has been lying on the land
there for several weeks, will sour
the land to such an extent that crops
���there, for probably the next two
years, will fall far below the usu..l
high standard for wheat that fertile
island has been so long famous.
Great difficulty   is   being experi-
on the Ladner boards. Of "two "old ! Pnced in repairing the broken dykes
friends, B. H. Weare and C. O. as the work can only be prosecuted
Lambert, the former in the dual roll j successfully when the tide Is on the
of the Rev. John E. Smith and his ebb and as-this occurs mostly in
^^^^^^ the night, a great deal of the work
ers  have  been   engaged   almost  ex
clusively at  night and this, coupled
with  the   fact   that  all   repairs  are
twin  brother,  Tom  Smith,  and  the
_-------------������������������������������������������������������������������--���,. n_   i latter as Jack Hanley, it can only be
$62.55;  Wilson & Wheeler, $26.25; I gald that they su8ta|ned the previous
Wing.  $15.80;    Gee,   $15.80;   Tom, i reputation   that   they   have   already.......   ...-   ���" --  ���   --��-   ���**���-���
$15.80; Lee, $15.80; Pong, $15.80;   gained in local dramatic circle*. Gen-j being made  by hand,  has consider
Dolpho La Preto, $7.50. j eral praise is also due for  the ex-'ably retarded the rapid culmination
cellence  of  the  stage  management, ! of the flooding.
which allowed no unduly long delay j    The dykes at Westham first broke
between the acts,  for the excellent a week ago Sunday and at this time
scenic setting and  incidental  music hast week it was thought the danger
was proctically over.    However,  on
Sunday  last   the  storm    and   wind
i came on  worse than  ever and  the
incoming   tide   caused   a   rush   of
SCHOOL BOARD MEETS.
! played by Miss Olga Kirkland.    The
Beyond   the   swearing   In   of   the
new  board   and   the setting  of  the j fiR��tag waTthe'caste:
date ffn  which  the by-election  will |     Rev   John   E    _���,.,.
take  place,  there ' was   very   little ' q';,V ���,""""   "'^-"'V1 D and J"1?
_    , . . _   _     ._        u    . i s>m.in  (twin brothers), Bernard H
business transacted   by   the   school1- "  ������"-'"���*���������  n*
trustees  at  their  inaugural  session
on Saturday morning last.
A   petition   from   settlers   along
Weare;   Jonathan    Hopkins,     Eben!water over the island much higher
Stout,   Jereh   Jones   (deacons),   W.I than the one preceding and by Sun
Lander, E. Brodie and .1. Kirkland;
Dr.   Banbury,     W.   R.   Ellis;     Mr.
Slough road was received, but was sharp (lawyer), Cecil Weare; Jack
laid over for future consideration! Hanlev, C. O. Lambert* Jerry Will-
and will come up at the next regular Bon (sheriff), Roy Hutcherson- Ben
meeting, some weeks hence. Biikins, L. Kirkland;  Judith Jones,
The date of  the by-election  was    **      -    -������_.-
set  for Saturday,  February 7,  and
Mr. IN. A. McDiarmid was appointed
returning officeV
day afternoon, the entire surface of
Westham Island was covered with
Bait water to a depth of betwee_��
three and four feet.
On Thursday the waters had sub-
^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^r* sided considerably, but a large por-
Miss R. Kirkland; Sally Williams, .. of the l9land Was still under
Miss G. Gillanders; Eliza Cromby, | t and large gangg 0f men were
Miss V Gillanders; Amantha Brown, I ,��������� ensaged in repairing thf
I Mrs. W.  R.  Ellis;     Mrs.    Thurston,1 3 ���
damage.       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Considerable damage to the roads
Mr. Smith Wright was appointed I Miss W. A. Kirkland
chairman, Mr. A. deR. Taylor being      The proceeds, which are to be don- i . . s     Islanda was caused
secretary in lieu of N. A. McDiar- ated to paying for an organ in the ��n j"*,-,,,!'flood conditions and
mid, resigned. Mr, J. McCallan is'Methodist church, totalled some M IV, ^f he l^llast on the B C
the other member and one other is   ��100. (e'r   line   .rom   New   Weltminster
 ' Ito Eburne was washed  away by the
HART-TOLL ! rush of  waters.      This occurred  at
________    ' 'the North   Arm  road  and  a number
. .lfew|of   the   trains   did   not   make   iheir
necessary for a full board.
order  to  feed   Vancouver  from  tlie
Delta    and although the ferry was
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ After an illness lasting only _-----��� .
too late to handle the produce of last ( days the death  occurred  on   Wed- l-unningtime as .usuia..
sary appropriations to assist both
schemes.
The municipal delegates were:
Reeve A. D. Paterson, Councillors
Jas Savage and J. Harris. Representing the Board of Trade were:
D. A. McKee, president; S. VV.
Fisher, secretary; ex-Reeve H. D.
Benson, D. B. Grant and H. J.
Hutcherson.
In a report of the delegation's
visit, a Victoria despatch Bays:
Important Project.
"The project Is considered one of
prime Importance to the city of Vancouver and for that reason the Vancouver members were exceedingly
earnest In their efforts to induce
the minister to make a definite
promise that he would recommend
the construction of a new ferry. It
will be remembered that some time
ago a ferry service was Inaugurated
between the two points mentioned
following an agitation promoted by
Mr. C. E. Tisdall, M.L.A., and others,
with the Idea of having produce
from the Delta taken Into Vancouver ln as quick and economical a
way as possible, thus assisting ln
reducing the coBt of farm produce in
the Terminal City,
Already a Success.
This ferry, a rented boat and
hardly suitable for the requirements
of the situation, has been of good
service and the growing traffic has
demonstrated that the construction
of a large new boat would be a
step In the right direction,
Hon.   Mr.   Taylor   informed     the
delegation that he was satisfied that j
the move in establishing a ferry ser-!
vice there was just what was needed, j
He    would 'not     make    any  final ���
promise as to his estimates, but gave
the  deputation  to   understand   that
his  engineers      would   take   up   the
matter  and  prepare cost  estimates.
The members  were not  ready to |
year there is a great deal of traffic nesday evening, January 21, of Mrs.
upon it. I am told that the results Elizabeth F. Hartnell, one of the
during the present year will be far 0ld-tinie residents of Ladner, who
beyond what we have yet seen. Van-1 passed away quietly at her home in
couver milk men had simply flooded   t*-*8  c*ty.       Deceased  had   reached
The Great Northern Railway embankments which skirt the sea near
White Rock bnre the full brunt of
the storm, and train service was
totally    disorganized     for     several
the   Delta   with   requests   tor   more  the ripe 'age"o7IT year's" a'nd'Tas!I1 ^tm.    Telegraphic service between
" daughter  of  Captain   Nathaniel | Vancouver and Seattle was also dis-
milk  for  the  city  and  there  Is  no [^
reason why all of the farm produce Florence"" and "was "born   in'Pooie'
of that district can not be taken ln- Dorsetshire,   England,  November   2,
to the Terminal City via Ladner, the jg32
ferry across the end of Lulu Island She was raarried to Frank  Han.
and down Fraser street.
nell   ln   Chaldon,   England,   and   to
Mr. Watson spoke of the fact that thlg unlon w born gtj. (.hlldren,
at present 5000 cans of mi k per day From Englaiu, the faml,. emigrated
are   being   brought    nto  \ ancouver   t    Vllerlca and , d [   Kenosha,
from the State of Washington. The   w-iscoi-sin     going    from    there    to
Delta was unexplored territory from   Ham|Iton 'c      Nebraska, coming to!scheme  will  be  evolved   which   will
a Vancouverj>oint of view and every . Ladner  frora  ,llel.e,      **���   19n5  the | provide' for  some  adequate  scheme
organized. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Westham Island residents are now
certain that the present system of
dyking Is totally Inadeouate ln tha
event of unusually high tides and
storms, and since the recent floods,
overtures hav-e lieen made. It is said,
to both the Dominion and Provincial
members and  it is hoped that some
assistance  should   be  given   by  the ' deoeaVetl'iad^- had The misfort'u"ne"to I "f dyking which  will do away with
KSS???- IWZVZ  �����""MveMjurie. SS Tt& all existing difficulties.
farmers and the home market into   ,n wh)eh ne_ thlgJh ^ hrokm ^ \ 	
was   made   that   the  he,r  k"ee   twtureA,   rendering   her J      mAnD QF TRADE ANNUAL.
a hopeless cripple for the balance of! 	
her  life.    Deceased   was   a   member j     The Board ot Trade  wU1  meet |n
-mers
closer touch.
Complain!
Richmond municipality had not yet
fulfilled   Its  promise  to  bear    one-
little time.
third of  the cost of the  ferry ap- ?' 'he *-p 8C��l'al ,ehun:h ���aml, was,a  regular  session    on    Monday.   Feb-
proach and the road on the Wood- ���uI,   mo"-ipr  ��M ���  devote,     wile. ' ruaTV  9        As   fhls   ,���   the   annl,al
ward's Landing side, with the re- ^he 's survived by her live Children, ; meeti|-g the sitting will commence
suit that the government had been 11- F- F- Hartnell, of Milwaukee: j at 3 pm ag thn read|ng ot the an-
forced to put up the full amount of i Mls--   Sfilinf'   Hartnell,   ot   VV etaska-, nua* re|,orts nnd t|1P election of of-
$18,000. *>n*   Alberta;   Mrs.   Olivia   Strattoa., f|-erg   ,���   e;;per*ed   t0   0CCupy   some
Mr. Carter-Cotton declared that he of    padnerj    Wm.   F.   Hartnell.   of
was  certain   Richmond   would  keep Portland,    Oregon,    and    Chas.    D.
its promise Hartnell,  of  Lulu  Island.
Cheapen Cost of Living. ,   Funf!'1nl. *erv.ice,s   wf", c0,nducletl
_,            *          .,          .    .      _, . from  All Saints   church,  Ladner, on
The representatives of the   Delta Fr|(1       th     Uev    (.    v    Hovle   of.
Board of Trade discussed the situa- f|clatlng.   A large number of frien.U
Hon and gave Hon.  Mr. Taylor In- ���
formation with regard to the growth
of   the   district,   the   existing   ferry
traffic Into and out of Ladner and
VEW    WESTMINSTER    MARKET.
Fine weather at the New West-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ s ! minster market yesterday morning
of   the" deceased  lady  attended   to! brought out both buyers and sellers
The report of the committee was;      ***."  '"""i"".'".. ,"\__   ,     ,      , ,
signed   by   F.   K.   Harmer,   Central   ��*-* J%*  *hhat lW���ot  boat  should,
~    Handcori*.   North   Ok-   h", ^u,lt although the consensus of
..   -.mi-������-   p������,i���i,_���  ! opinion  appeared to favor a  paddle
Park;   C.   S
"'Tn"',,  �� ,W-���Srr.n���CS,ffnik��C,!-"n,!il Reeled ferry steamer with a power
antl.C ^;^_nIer1, 0rand F��rk8' and| nil engine for the purpose of buck
Cowichan. j
read us follows
"Your resolutions committee recommend that in view of the fact
that the government will take no
action until the report of the Agricultural Commission has been presented, while endorsing the same,
recommend that no action be taken
at thh* time."
Ing   the  tide  at   that  point   in   the
Eraser river.
Orders for Milk.
"The ferry has already shown Its
value, declared Mr. Tiedall, "and lt
is not yet serving the purpose for
which lt was intended. It was planned to establish  a service there ln
the type of government ferry desired. They stated that they needed a ferry boat with ample freight
and team accommodation, with a
powerful engine and a much larger
craft than the ferry across the Fraser at Mission.
Judging from the remarks of the
minister Ihe deputatirn felt inclined
to beltevo that the forthcoming estimates will show a substantial appropriation for the construction of a
ferry boat, designed to do much in
cheapening the cost of taking produce from the rich Delta section into
Vancouver. The delegation members said yesterday that they saw no
reason why Delta should not supply
the entire amount of milk consumed
show their last respects and
floral tributes were generous
beautiful.
W. O. T. T. MEETS.
the t 'n plenty, supplies of meats, flsh and
and tiowen being especially plentiful.
]     Tlie poultry was somewhat scarce,
the majority arriving   from   Chllli-
i wack,  and   the  average  price  being
| 23 cents a pound live weight.   There
: were only  a  few ducks  which sold
tl,n  at $1.50 ench.
On  the    meit   stalls   there   was
The regular meeting of
Women's Christian Temperance ] .^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^���
1'nion will be held in the Municipal 1" sll':hi change in beef, the price
Hall on Tuesday 3rd inst., at three j dropping from 18 to 20 cents for
o'clock, when the proposal to estab- \ Jw rl1' r��*** '���-,t1 -r'(' to 28c for
llsh a reading room in the town will
be discussed pro and con.
CONSERVATION  EXPERT.
VICTORIA, Jan. 28.���O. W.
Price of Washington, D. C, regarded as second only to Gifford Pinchot
by Vancouver as well as practically ' a8   a     conservation   expert   on   the
all of the other produce. j continent,    is  in   Victoria     in  cou-
Interestlng figures relative to the   ference with Hon. W. R. Ross, min-
traffic on this ferry since its estab- I 'ster of lands, and W. R. McMillnn,
liRhment some two months ago were
given In the House yesterday by Mr.
F. J. MacKenzie. member for Delta.
chief provincial forester. Mr. Prlie
is retained by the Provincial authorities for consultation  purposes.
loin,    while    the    others    remained
! steady.
I Only a few sacks of potatoes, carrots and turnips were to be seen
selling at last week's prices while on
the fish stalls the supply was fair
and varied at last Friday's quotations.
Owing tc the bad weather of the
past week the supply of eggs was
scarce, but d-'d not change in price.
while butter was quoted at 40 cents
| a pound.
Spring flowers, daffodils, mrna-
tio'js an.l tulips were in abundance,
Brown Bros., of Vancouver, occupying on*-- of the stalls.
. ' sgiy-ves,
���'  '$->..iud
Be!
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THE DELTA TIMES
SATURDAY,  JAN.
Wi  1914
CONFTDEXCE IN  PREMIER.
Conservatives   tn     Convention   Give
Forma]  Endorsement  to Sir
Richard's Policies.
VICTORIA, Jan. 26.���Although
the second day of the convention of
the British Columbia Conservative
Association was not one whit less
enthusiastic than the preceding session, a large amount of routine business was transacted and the resolutions brought up by the various district associations were freely discussed by the delegates.
Of the 42 resolutions submitted
to the convention the majority were
referred to the executive committee for transmission to the responsible ministers of the cabinet dealing
with the matters incorporated.
Fourteen resolutions were brought
up on the floor of the convention
Knd    of this    number    eleven were
the establishment of a small body
of mounted men would go a long
way towards ridding the country of
lawlessness that periodically broke
out  in the unsettled districts.
In seconding the resolution, Major H. Matthews of Nicola, said
that he knew the attorney general
was about to introduce some plan
for the better policing of the unsettled districts and he hoped that
this plan would include the establishment of a  mounted force.
The resolution was carried without a dissenting voice.
Dower Act.
The next problem brought up was
the Dower Act. The resolution in
Its original form did not meet with
the approval of the delegates and
several amendments were offered on
the matter. Quite a considerable
period of time was occupied in the
discussion of the rules of procedure
in convention and explanations were
THE B. C. LANDS QUESTION.
Premier McBride in Legislature Answers His Opposition Critics���
Vancouver; Dr. Schardsmldt, Victoria; D. E. McKenzie, New Westminster; G. Walker, Victoria;
Sweeney, Kamloops; Kincaid, Revelstoke; Rolston, Golden; Cordy, Sum-
merland.
Resolutions: VV. W. Foster, Islands; Leonard Tait, Victoria; A. E.
Planta, Nanaimo; J. A. McKelvie,
Vernon; S. Pyke, Vancouver; T. Mc-
Neish,   Slocan;    Y.    T.    Kilpatrick,
The Royal Banh ol Canada
Incorpora ted 1860.
$2.
��*ooo,ooo
Capital Authorized  	
Capital Paid Up  _,.
Rest         *��-500-Ooo
 �����12��'>oo,ooo
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred arid Seventy-Five  Mill'
carried  by    an    overwhelming  ma- .... ..    .   _,    _,-  _.    .
jonty; one was referred back to the  made by the president. Mr. Shatford
���" ���* ��� ��� nn,!     v i..     nr     txt     it-_-..-.*.-_..     tii* ti ti       i_
resolutions committee and after be
Ing amended passed by acclamation,
while one resolution dealing with
the proposal to urge the government to make arrangements for an
official Hansard of the proceedings
of the legislature was lost by an
overwhelming  majority.
Nanaimo Stxt Year.
When the question of the holding
of the next convention was brought
forward two places were submitted
for the consideration of the delegates, Nanaimo ami Kamloops. After the partisans of each location
had addressed the bouse, Mr. R. J.
Burde of Port Alberni, in a strong
address, urged that the delegates
should by unanimous vote agree to
assemble next year at Nanaimo. The
proposer of the invitation for the
next convention at Kamloops courteously agreed to withdraw his suggestion with the consent of his
seconder and without balloting the
convention unanimously decided on
holding the convention next November at Nanaimo.
Executive Council.
The personnel of the executive
council was made up as follows:
Messrs. H. Cleasby, Yale-Cariboo; J.
E. Merryfieid, Comox-Atlin; H.
Cutbbert, Victoria; A. J. Weeks,
Vancouver; J. H. Harvey, Nanaimo;
IX E. MacKenzie, New Westminster;
Thomas  McNeish,   Kootenay.
in submitting a resolution endorsing Sir Richard McBride, premier of British Columbia, Mr. J. J.
Miller of Vancouver said that such
a resolution'needed no introduction,
and the premier wns in no need of
formal endorsement, lor the great
reception which tie received the
previous day was. lie said, a sufficient guarantee of the esteem in
which he was held,
"There have been recently several
futile and puny efforts to besmirch
Ihe character of our premier, hut
this great convention gathered from
j*very corner of our province knows
���"well the wonderful accomplishments
lhat he has earned through during
his tenure of office,
"In spite of all the rumors of financial stringency and the croaking
of our Liberal friends that British
Columbia Is on the verge of bankruptcy, the newspapers this morning
give evidence of the confidence
which the peopli- of the Old Land
; ive in this province. We who
have stood by the premier for many
years know hls personal character
end when the time comes for us to
give expression to our confidence we
will show by the hallo: box the great j
esteem In which we hold him."
Mr. C. H. Corder of Summerland
seconded the resolution of confidence, which read as follows:
Confidence in Premier.
"That this convention places on
record its continued and unabated
confidence in the government of
British Columbia, so ably presided
over by the Premier, Sir Richard
McBride."
Mr. C. Semlin, former premier of
the province, proposed a similar
\ote of confidence In the Right Hon.
R. I.. Borden, which was seconded
by Mr. R. L. Maltland of Vancouver
and carried.
Another resolution moved by Mr.
F. S. Logan of Vancouver, and seconded by Mr. J. A. Mellish of Vancouver, extended the sympathy of
the delegates to Sir James Whitney
in his Illness.
In Introducing a message of sym-
pathy to the family of Lord Strathcona, Cnptain Clive Phllllpps-Wollcy
said that Canada produced mnny
end greal crops, but of all the crops
her  harvest   nf  men   was    the  most
outstanding.
Telephone Lines.
Mr. lames Gill of Kamloops, in
urging that B recommendation be
mads to the government asking that
nld should bo given for the extension of the long distance telephone
lines throughout tho province, suld
hi know of no better means of open- |
Ing up lhe unsettled districts than
by the erection of lines of communication between tho centres of settled  communities,    The  resolution,
which   wus   seconded   by   Mr.   II    S
Cleasbj ot MerriU, wis carried.
Ti ������nqiiiiie Snnltni-ium.
in  urging thai    government  aid
should be given towards the work of
the   Tranqullle     Sanitarium,    Mr.
Charles Keith  of New Westminster
said M.v  It   was not  right that, the
home  which     was    doing    so  much
tood  work  in ihe province by the
: n -viaiing  of  suffering  Should   be
" mdenf uppn private charity.    A
esolution w*ns carried asking the
government to aid this Institut ion.
Mounted Police Force.
Mr. John Redmond of Kamloops.
proposed a resolution urging on the
Provincial government the desirability of establishing a mounted police force. He said that a single
district of 300 square miles which
averaged about two families to a
mile, between Nicola nnd Kamloops,
had not seen a policeman since the
abolition of the poll tax, and  that
and  Mr.  W.  W.  Foster, M.P.P.,  in
the matter.
It was finally agreed that the
resolutions committee should reconsider tho motion which had been Introduced and they met the proposers
of the several amendments in consultation. The resolution as finally
drawn up, was proposed by Mr. J. J,
Miller of Vancouver, and seconded
by Air. A. C. MacMillan, who acted
for Mr. J. J. Dougan, who had been
called away on business. The resolution read as follows:
"That this association go on
record as being opposed to the
Dower Act as now in force and
recommend that pressure be brought
to bear on the legislature at Victoria to change the said law as soon
as possible so as to have the rights
of widows and orphans more fully
protected."
The proposal emanating from the
Nakusp Conservative Association
suggesting the imposition of a tax
on all adult' males in the province
who are not at present, paying school
or property taxes was carried by a
small   majority.
Mineral Claims.
A resolution was next brought
forward emanating from the Rossland Conservative Association with
regard to the public advertising and
submission to the highest bidder of
prospectors' claims.
"The law as it at present stands
Is an injustice," said Mr. Evans, "as
it takes away from the prospector
the fruits of his labors."
It was resolved that the Provincial government be urged to make
such provisions as would allow of
such forfeited mineral claims becoming available for beltfg acquired
by prospectors or others at a cost
equivalent to that of fulfilling a",
ordinary requirements of the Mineral Act up to and including crown-
granting, and to make provision for
arranging for deferred payments, so
as to make it practicable for prospectors to acquire such mining
properties," -.
Naval Question.
The navy question  brought  forth
a spirited speech from Captain Clive
Phillipps-Wolley.
"This is not a party measure, but
it Is the voice of all Canada. Citizens of thi3 Dominion are saying today: 'For God's .sake stop talking
and got in and do something.' As
an internal part of the empire this
Dominion must always rest in the
last resort on the British navy. We
tave slapped our bankers in the face
once, and apparently Mr. Borden
does not look for another rebuff until such time as conditions ln the
Senate are changed. British Columbia stands solid for the Borden
policy of Imperial defence."
The resolution asking Mr. Borden
to continue his efforts was seconded
by Colonel Eardley-Wllmot and accorded the honors of a standing
vote.
Naval Volunteers.
A resolution endorsing the naval
volunteer proposal, which was Introduced by Mr. W. Blakemore and
seconded by Mr. A. Sarglson, was
carried unanimously and the last
resolution submitted by the committee endorsing the policy <Jf the
government In the matter of public
works, and urging them to continue
their programme during the coming
year, which was submitted by Mr. E.
Jacobs and seconded by Mr. W.
Land, war also agreed to.
Before the adjournment was moved, Secretary Williamson rose and
nroposed a hearty voto of thanks to
the president of the association,
Mr. W. T. Shatford. Tho resolution was carried unanimously, the
entire audience rising to their feet
and cheering for several minutes,
concluding finally with an enthusiastic rendering of "He's a Jolly
Good  Follow."
After singing "God Save the
King.''  ihe    convention    adjourned.
having arranged to hold the next
session at Nanuimo during November.
Provincial Finances.
VICTORIA, Jan. 21.���Premier
McBride made his contribution to
the debate on the address iu the legislature yesterday and took the opportunity to answer in full the So-    ^	
cialist and Liberal criticism of the j Revelstoke; J. W. Whitney, Vancou
manner in which the   affairs of the iver; J. E. Merrlfield, Prince Rupert.      ^	
province are being conducted.    Re- i E. Jacobs, Victoria. Dollar*.
plying to the charges dealing with      The reports   of   Secretary  J.  B. |        It is the aim of the management of this Bank in m��-,
the land policy now being made by ! Williamson   and   ""���""��""   ���**     ** i---��������� ~~- _-_ .__.-.. _._._      ���������������*" mw��
Mr. H .C. Brewster and Mr. M. A.   Mills indicated tha
Macdonald  in  their    political  tour, | era] financial stringency the affairs
the premier said that no lands had   of the association were in good con-
been given away and none had been | dltion.
alienated to colonization companies. \    Just as the treasurer was conclud-
All the crown lands that had been !>**��� the -J,rres3Itiltl0" fof *����� report-
disposed of had been sold and the  Premier   McBride, Attorney-General
os-Aft-ris mTtSS'���?=" -s-v* "sus-ts
market vaule. The sales had result   The,.      Jval ^ . f     an
ed in useful and profitable settlers , cutbum of cheering that continued
being added  to the    population of ; ,���. geveral  minutes t0 be resumed
��="��'"'<    _.    __. I _.  m   w.  oim   oi   luc  management   oi   mis   nana   to  mil In.
Treasurer   R.   Expositor welcome, and to give the best possible attention tnk.I'ry d��*
t despite the gen-J affairs. l0 *"s financial
 SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and tt
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on w.v ,,���ui*
British Columbia. The revenue out
ol which trunk and lateral roads
had been constructed was mainly-
derived from the proceeds of land
sales.
What Substitute?
November 30th each year.
H. F. BISHOP, Manager.
rates, on May 3lst'u,j
LADNER, b,c.
when   the   Premier   rose    to
again ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
speak.
Recognition at Ottawa.
Referring briefly to the death of
Mr. Lee, of New Westminster, and
j also to that of Lord Strathcona, he
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_. passed on to a review of what the
money be forthcoming if the prov- i Borden administration at Ottawa
ince had not this source of revenue? ' r.aci done for the province, declar-
lf the Liberals were elected to of- i ing that never before in history had
fice did they propose to put an end [this province received such recog-
to land sales and derive their reve- nltlon from Ottawa as had'been ob-
i-ue from direct taxatoln. They toined when Premier Borden as-
would either have to do this or jsumed office. British Columbia
abandon the programme of public! did not ask toT favors, he told the
works which was being carried out j delegates, but simply sought what
from year to year and which was i*'1 fair and legitimate from the au-
instrumental in increasing the pros-   thorities  for  the  Dominion.      This
had been withheld until within the
last two years when the Borden administration, acting on the advice of
the solid seven from this province,
provided for British Columbia a pro
perty of the province. The whole
economic policy of the government
was based upon the idea of so
pruning and paring down the present taxation that the time would
come when all the revenue was derived directly from the natural resources.
In replying to those who have
:_._: aspersions on the financial stability of British Columbia, the premier said that ten and a half years
ago, when the present government
came into power the net debt of the
province was over eleven millions
and the revenue scarcely two millions. Today the revenue was over
ten millions while Provincial debt
was a little over eight millions.
Criticism had been directed at the
fact thnt it was deemed advisable
some weeks ago to secure $1,500,-
000 by the issue of treasury bills
on the London market.
Measure of Precaution.
This was purely a precautionary
measure and was by no means ne-
. essa-ry to maintain the financTal
balance. As a matter of fact, the
province now had a credit balance
in the bank of upwards of two millions. But the policy of the administration was to be prepared lest a
sudden call, brought about by disaster, or some such occurrence,
should eventuate.
One result of the treasury note
Issue upon which all could congratulate themselves was that it had
proved that at a time of world wide
stringency, the financial stability of
British Columbia was on a firm
and solid basis, in the amount of
money outstanding on land sales
the government possessed an immense asset. The arrears due the
province from this source were
now $9,664,582.62, and In townBlte
and suburban sales $3,133,753.92.
All this money was bearing interest
at six per cent, so that-the revenue
derived was of a very substantial
character.
Time Inopportune.
The government did not consider
that at a time like the present It
would be advisable to call in this
money. Such a procedure would
inflict hardships which were unwarranted by the circumstances.
One of the most Interesting announcements made in the course of
Lis speech was t.o the effect that
the Provincial administration was
prepared to discuss ways and means
whereby lt. might be possible for the
legislature to do something that
would lead to a reduction In the
cost of living.
The premier said that while at
present this matter was under consideration by the Dominion authorities, lt was possible that some
remedy might lie in the hands of
the legislature and he hoped before
the present session was over that
the matter would be fully discussed.
Before concluding he foreshadowed some further railway legislation
during the present session and took
. ccaSlon to remark that the programme now being carried out here
exceeded in Its pretensions anything
hitherto attempted in any other
province of Canada, lt was well to
know that the work was progressing speedily and  successfully.
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CONSERVATIVE CONVENTION
I.Al'Y  MOlST-STI'l-III'V.
She and I_or.l Mount-Stephen are
childless, but they adopted a girl,
who married Lord Northcote, and
is now a widow and childless.
Premier Addresses Delegates on Provincial  Political  Topics���Scores
Calamity Homeless.
VICTORIA. Jan. 24.���Premier
McBride yesterday addressed 400
Conservatives, who hud gathered
from all over the province to attend
the opening session of the great
convention   in   the  Empress  Hotel,
 !.'  outlined lhe growth of
this province and defied calamity.
Iln- lull quota of fifty delegates
were present from Vancouver. Mr.
W. T. Shatford, who presided, an.l
Col, ,1. D, Taylor, M.P , respectively
moved and seconded a resolution of
s-mpathy in connection with the
death of ex-Mayor Lee, of New Westminster, who had been president of
the association, but whose death occurred since the last meeting at
Revelstoke.
Mayor Stewart, of Victoria, made
a brief speech of welcome to the
convention gathering, announcing
that the keys of the city had been
lost.
The following credentials committee  was  named:   J.  B.  Williamson,
gramme of public works fairly equal
to the exactions which this province
cculd rightfully claim from the national treasury. The wrole programme _f federal works here would
be in full swing within a few
months, he announced, this covering
among other things, harbor facilities in preparation for the completion of the transcontinental and the
opening of the Panama Canal.
Oriental  Question.
Premier McBride said that he was
sorry progress had not been so
rapid with regard to the demands of
British Columbia for Oriental exclusion. While the Provincial Government believed in thr constitution
and in refraining from any action
which would be beyond its bounds,
I nevertheless the Conservatives of the
province were banded together to
leave nothing undone to conserve
this portion of the Kmpire for the
I white race. There was, no desire
to be offensive to the Japanese, Chinese or Hindus and the inhabitants
of the Oriental countries should feel
free to keep their own boundaries
shut against the whites.
"But wo have the duty placed
t-pon us of peopling -and governing
this country and we should be free
to choose the elements which will
make up the character of our population," he observed.
Dual   Responsibility.
He spoke of the cautious manner
in which the Provincial government
had felt forced to proceed because
of the fact that the lack of Liberal
opposition placed upon It a dual responsibility. Questions of great importance had been referred to commissions before policies were adopted.
He urged that the public-spirited
citizens of the province should Join
In promoting the Interests of the
provincial university so that its
board of governors and faculty
would be filled with enthusiasm. The
university would open its doors in
September, 1915, he said. Good
reports had been received for the
year from the forestry, water and
fisheries departments as well as from
the agricultural branch ln which the
government had expended a large
"ii"i during th" past yeir, particularly In the Okanagan Valley in a
co-operative project which had apparently produced good results.
Coal Strike.
Turning to consideration of the
mining troubles on Vancouver Island, he commended Attorney-General Bowser for his prompt action
for preservation of law and order
among the strikers.
"The time has arrived for the
resignation or the destruction of
the government when lt does not
provide first of all for law and
order," he said. "While no one deplores conditions more than members of tbe government, and wbile
nc one realizes better than we the
right of the workerB to strike, yet
tbey  must  obey  the  laws,"
The Premier pointed out that ln
many cases press and pulpit had
united In placing the blame of the
whole disturbance upon his shoulders,
"1 nm rendy to take all the responsibility that Is mine," ho declared, "but these statements wore
manufactured mainly for political
purposes, nnd to assist the propaganda of the Liberal party."
Si-oroH   Calamity  Howlers.
He severely scored tBe Liberal
opposition which had existed in the
House, and also tho party organization, saying that it,was evident, that
it  had  become so Impotent that the
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Vhe 7)etta Vi
imes
Sl.OO A YEAR
U. S. A.   .    .   $1.50
PtiJ/atW.
pcrtion of tiie test. This year gives
a promise most inviting. Business
Is picking up everywhere, and with
the completion of the through railway lines, the opening or the Panama Cainil and the putting Into effect of the Wilson Alaska policy,
British Columbia should profit
greatly.
"It  is true that    tho   corner    lot
   ! traders aro not doing a great deal,
rank and file of tho Liberals in the  and  some of  them  declare that the
province   hud   rejected both  opposi-1 country   Iiiib   gone   to  pot,  hut  that
non  and  oigani7.nlion"    lie decried : kind   or   men   are   not   wanted  hero
the   Liberal   papers   for   being   "ca-   anyway.    Thi
lamlty howlers,"  painting dark  pic- i optimist.
tures   of   the   conditions   in   British ; Ity.    We
Columbia   and     "printing   twaddle"   faith
which could not but have a bad er-1 from no dis.-ualincation. All Is well
led   upon  Intending settlers  or ln- witb British Columbia,
vestoft, 	
"As n   matter  of  fact  tills  prov-1     ^^__-T
Ince has come through  the general |('llll
financial crisis In splendid shape. We
J. T. Maynard and the executive.
Board of Arbitration���Tin- foregoing council and executive and J. H*
Bowes and P, B. Lyle. The annual
banquet will be held on a date to
be set by a committee appointed tor
the purpose.
ARE XOT PBOTB8TKD.
are   getting   through     the   severest
is  Ih  Ihe  place for tho
We bid defiance tn calam-
look   to   the   future   with
and  optimism that, can suffer
-IWACK HOARD OF TRADE.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French raft-late * new lalta. T liene
pills are exceedingly power .ul In rCgulaUf-f th*
H-.iotatlw port lull ot the lo Dale i*srt��n.   Keiuu
all cheap Imitations.   Dr. 4. ��������������� art Sold at    .    _     .  _.     _*----
��5 ii box, nr three for MO.   Mailed to any addjreie.   J    Burton,   N.   8.   MacKens e,
rh* Sct-ell Dm ���
i St. CMterlnw.
ilSSr
CHILLIWACK, Jan. 26.���The officers elected to conduct the affairs
of the Chilliwack Board of Trade
for this year are: President, W. L.
Mucken; vice-president, ,T. H. Ash-
well; secretary, Rev. A. B. Roberts.
Council���Mayor Barber, 3. Hammar,
^^ H.  H
Gervan.  J. Harrison, T.  E. Caskey!
Court of  Revision of Personal ���""'
Real    estate   Assess nt*
Hears No Complaints.
(from  Tho British  Colurob in)
Court of Revision of per
real estate assessments wns held in
this city Tuesday, and adjouri
sit  at   Mission   today.    Ther.
no appeals on file nnd no one
up to protest assessments
Hssessor  nnd  officials    say,
volume  for  the     prosperity
district   and   the   confidence
people ln  It,  especially    when
remembored  that  asscssimml
In   many  cases  increased In**1
tbe    owners      evidently    bellev VW
assessments aro equitable and J
tlfled by the value of their holding
Mr. W. S. Hansford    Is    ^unf ''
judge of the conrt.
i to
i*erc
turned
Tliis. the
ipeaki
0I    ll"'
of i"0
it is
Mrs
-rear, fpf-fl
jURDAY, JAN.   31,   1914.
THE DELTA TIMES
3
...LOCAL ITEMS.
������
Mi*
Van1
Edith H(ch spent Tuesday In
,ver shopping.
\.  Llndseth   returned   home
eek  after   her  recent  severe
She is now almost entirely
Mr-
ilii--
Illnesi
recovered. ,
Mrs Ksplin, wno ha8 been BPend-
. , ,,' u-w weeks In Calgary, return-
������ to Ladner on Tuesday evening
Ifter a very enjoyable trip.
workii
a larg
th
Duchesnay  Packing   Co.  are
overtime these days filling
order   for   consignment   to
,   ishajina country.
Mr  ri. W. Fisher, secretary of the
n���ii I of Trade, returned from Vlc-
jjia'on Tuesday evening last, well
1  with   the  reception    given
th,    elegates.	
II,,.  local  delegations    from   the
il Trade and municipal coun-
r,   entertained   by   Mr.   F.  J.
-J,.|<,.;,/:,.  nt  lunch  after  the hear-
Mrs. D. B. Grant and Mrs. D.
also attended.
li -
A  m Kee
Mr    ceorge   Ormlston,    Ladner's
-bili-Iii*- mad foreman, was granted
a leave of absence from his
trlous  duties  last   week,  and
.pending a well earned holl
is
day In
Victoria.
Mr and Mrs. D. B. Grant returned-
from a short business and pleasure
trip to Victoria on Wednesday
ion. While In the Capital,
rant was a delegate from the
jocal Hoard of Trade and passed the
claims of the residents for a better
ferry service.
Mr ,T. Dell, manager of the Brunswick Cannery, spent a few weeks
this month on a business trip into
th.. okanagan country. He reports
conditions there as being well above
normal and states that while the
r has been cold there has
.  noticeable absence of snow.
V   big   tree  root,   floating  down
Pass   tangled   itself   In   the
fable   of   the   Delta   Telephone   Co,
,vi-li  disastrous   results   to  the  said
The  damage  was  promptly
i    however,    and    the   lnter-
telephOBlc     communication
tabltshed   after   a   very   short
Whether the recent fire in Chinsf-
responalbie   or  not,  is  not
bul   the   fact   remains   that
New   Year   was   celebrated
a  of   the   usual   noise   and
than    has   been   the   case   in
vears,  since   the  hiBtory  of
Ladner,    No   fire   crackers   an.l   no
.   ,    might    be    borne    without
luestion,  but  the   total   absence of
the usual   feasting  and   Imbibing  of
Sam Suey   so dear  to the  Oriental
Is more than passing strange,
one cannot but  think  that the
il depression must be the "fly
n ihe chop suey."
THINKS LUMBER
I    IS OVERTAXED
Washington stat*. The Ladner - Steveston
Ferry Service
Mr. W. Montgomery paid a flying
visit to Victoria this week, returning to Ladner on Tuesday evening.
Mr. Alex. Davie left for Victoria
Wednesday morning and will attend
the session of B.C. Stock Breeders
in  that city.
WINTER SCHEDULE
Beginning Monday, September 15,
Sumas  County   Leads  Toils.        i
SUMAS, Jan. 26.���-Surpassed only \
by Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane in |
customs   business   and   totaling   receipts four times that  of all  other'
"���'  | ports  of the  county  combined,  Su- I
Mr   MacKenzie In-nu-s Attention  .n !n:as 8tan,*a 01It as not 01"y the im-i'he steamer New Delta will run ou
Mi. .nauvenze Draws Attention to,portailt   and   ,eadlng  port    of  thi8 ;her fall and winter schedule, as Reproductive Status of His [county but as one of the Important jlows:  Leaves at 8.30 a.m. add 3.30
Constituency. ports  of  the  northwest.    It  had  a!P-m-      Vancouver    passengers    can
��� total  $2,265.27  in customs receipts j make connection by taking the 8.30
  (for December as against ?504.97 at;a-m.  and 3.30 p.m.  cars at Uran-
VICTORIA.   Jan.   28.-Yesterday | Rlaine BI-d.I'"8-2�� at ,B^"^ham. jvilla street station     New Westmin.
v.as the sixth day of the present ses-i     s^Tl ��   ! ,n    T     ���* , ��� .   'y? L?^ . ��^ld    tyf-.ty
��inn _M��h ho_ h__��� ,-_._-���_,* ,n .*-_!.   .^f.-LL, Jan. _,(,.���eight    nets .Eburne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
Mr.   P.  Sutherby   returned  Tues-1 **��-* ,whlch *��* b(*n dev��ted V*> the I belonging to  unlicensed    fishermen
day evening from the Burrard Sani-! ?.e_b*t!,.0l-.l.th.e_ ref!1_y_ ^     _ j-ddreB.s | "'ere confiscated in the harbor Sat-
he    underwent    a    """" '  *
tarlum,    where
severe  operation.    He  is  now  well
on   the   way  to   complete  recovery.
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
Oil, apply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
Ltd., 505 Westminster Trust Building. Office phone 826; wharf phone
880.
Reeve A. D. Paterson arrived
home from Victoria on Tuesday-
evening and left Wednesday morning for the same city, where he
will attend the convention of the
B.C. Stock Breeders' Association.
Mr. Thos. Thirkle nas leased his
farm on Fairview road to Mr.
Parker Berney, of Manitoba. The
farm Is one of the best in the district and includes over 100 acres of
fine arable land. The lease is
drawn up for three years.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilmshurst were the
hosts at a very enjoyable social
evening and dance, held at their
home at the race track on Tuesday
evening last. A large number of
the young people of the district attended and dancing was kept up
until  a  late hour.
The death of the infant son of
Mr. and Mrs. James Laurie, of East
Delta, occurred after a short illness
on Wednesday last. The funeral
was held to the Boundary Bay cemetery on Friday afternoon last and
was attended by a number of friends
and relatives of the bereaved parents.
The question of the ultimate location of th# ferry wharf slip was not
even mentioned at Victoria by the
delegation, and it seems unlikely
ihat any change will be made, but
in the event of a change being imperative it is a foregone conclusion
that a location just west'of the Lanning, Fawcett and Wilson store
would be preferable to one as fat-
down  the slough as Chinatown.
"Why don't I.adner people realize
that opportunity is knocking at
their doors, when they have a chance
to purchase some of the municipal
bonds now being thrown on the
market?" said a prominent real estate dealer yesterday. "There are
$15,000 worth of twenty-year debentures drawing five per cent., lying
In the bank for the past year," he
continued, "yet not one dollar has
been offered for their purchase
locally."
from the throne, and the end is ap-1 urday   and   one   arrest   was   made
parently not in sight yet. I State Fish Commissioner L. H. Dar-
Mr. H. E. Foster representing Co- win has Instructed his deputies to
Iumbia riding, resumed the debate enforce the law forbidding aliens
and made a strong plea for a lessen-1 who have not declared their inten-
ing of taxation in the lumber in- ] tion of becoming American citizens
duatry, which, he said, was already 1 at least a year ago to fish in the
bearing too heavy    a    burden.    He.watars of this    state.    The law has
NOT READY TO
DISCUSS TARIFF
It hi. Robert Rogers Snyn Even Then
1 i.e wheat Advocates Will
Need Better Reasons.
OTTAWA, Jan. 29.���The de-
mauds uf Western Liberal members
im   free wheat  as expressed  in an
ai idment to the address moved by
Dr. N.-ely, the member for Huni-
boldt, Sask., held the attention of
the umimons yesterday. Thc amendment expressed regret thut the
guvernmont had not taken advant-
" ol the offer of free trade ln
��heal contained ln the Wilson tariff.
Is Out of Place.
N'o definite pronouncement was
111..de by the government us to what
its ultimata action would be In re-
euril to ihe question. Hon. Robert
lf'    is who, In the ubsence of Pre-
 ���ilcn, was the spokesman for
"ll"  administration,  contented   hlm-
s'lt  with declaring that an  umand-
Kb-nt dealing with the tariff should
���ot be I relight until    budget  time.
11 ������ lidded that even  when  the (Undoes take place on the bud-
... r.overnment    would have to
bolter reasons than those ad-
1  by  the  Humboldt     member
1,1   're  it  could  make  such   an  Im-
l  :' ml change as the one proposed.
Apart  from tho minister of pub"
irks    the    only   other govern-
1    speaker    was    Hon.    T.    W.
'      1. is, minister of labor, who did
"���" touch on free wheat.
speaks for the \Ve*t.
���11  addition" to the mover of the
'lin-iif   the opposition   speakers
Hon. Frank Oliver, Mr. George
' 'runey,   Mr.   Thompson*   and   Mr.
'1'liey all agreed that the vast mu-
l<-riiy of the farmers in the Went
'"" "I favor of free wheat and Wlll-
1 to compete In the open market
���������'���> th- world. Much was made by
l|" Libera" speakers of the uiiiiui-
rnsolutlon adopted by the
Manitoba   legislature.
1 he vote on the amendment will
f.ibably be taken on Thursday.
Criticise* Mr. Pelletler.
"(>n.  Mr. Murphy took exception
'"marks    of    Hon. Mr. Polletler
rday In which the latter made
'���nee   to   South   Druce   by-elec-
",;   i<nd charged Mr. Murphy with
'  -king appeals to the Germans on
"'" navy question and to the Irish
in
Roman Catholics on the ne temere
decree, telling them that the Conservative party had promised to
bring in a bill to render the marriage lav.  uniform in the country.
Mr. Murphy declared that these
statements were misleading and untrue.
Hon. Mr. Pelletler said that the
statements Were quoted by him from
tho Mildmay Gazette, which he had
In his hand at the moment.
Cnttle Into V. 8.
Mr. Neely (Humboldt) then rose
to move his amendment in regard to
free wheat. He prefaced the motion with a speech lasting about an
heur and twenty minutes, lt waB
apparent, he said, that despite the
bountiful crop in the west which
afforded an unusually large amount
of wheat for export that tho government had paid no attention whatever to the financial revolution
across the line by reason of which
a number of articles which Canada
has for export hud been placed on
the free list. By the Wilson tariff,
Canadian cattle are admitted duty
free to the United States with the
result, whether the government
likes it or not, tbat they nre being
compelled to see thousands of Canadian cuttle being shipped across
the border.
Mr. N'nely snld It was a matter of
regret that under the Wilson turlff
It Is Impossible to ship wheat to the
United States until Canada gives the
Americans free access to their wheat
Into Canada.
Amendment rniimely.
Hon. Robert Rogers said thnt lie
.11.1 not propose to venture into any
extended discussion In his reply to
I I.e address from the throne, as be
did not consider It necessary at this
time, ns he was satisfied that when
the vote was taken last night, It
Die&nt the adoption of the speech
from the throne.
"The honorable gentleman
knows," snld Mr. Rogers, "that tht
proper time and place to discuss
tariff changes is when the minister
of finance makes his annual state*,
menl it will be time then for us
to d.-al wllh all tlie financial Questions which may present iheinselves.
As a government, w6 don't propose
to moke liny statement of our intention in respect to tariff matters
in advance of the budget speech.
Then Ve will be free to discuss this
question or any other tariff matter
and the government will submit its
decision."
SHELBY CTJLLOM IS DEAD.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.���Senator
Shelby Cullom of Illinois died this
afternoon at his home In Washington,
was follcwed by Mr. MacKenzle, of
Delta, who quoted figures showing
the wonderful prosperity of the
Fraser valley during the last ten
years.
Mr. Cawley, of Chilliwack, who
was the third speaker, congratulated
the government on the splendid record of last year, and broke a lance
with the member for Nanaimo whom
he accused bf representing only one
section of his constituency, according to Mr. Place's own confession,
made ln the house last week.
Regrets Poll Tax.
Dealing with the lumber industry
in the province, Mr. Foster took up
the question of taxation. He regretted that the poll tax had been
rescinded as it- was the only means
they had of making the transient
pay his share In the upkeep of the
country. While these were exempt
the lumber industry was bearing a
considerable burden, he said. The
boast was made that the industry
paid the largest proportion of taxes
of any industry in the province. He
ventured to say that the high rate
and uneven way In which the lumber industry had been taxed was responsible for the great proportion of
the loss of revenue to the government last year, as the people concerned could not stand such taxation during a period of financial
depression.
In  Praise of Delta.
Mr. F. J. MacKenzie, member for
Delta, then took up the discussion.
He opened with a reference to that
part of the address relating to municipalities and the agricultural interests therein. He pointed out that
the three munlclpalt.es comprising
the Delta riding were of tb" food-
producing class, and held a high
position as such In the province. He
referred briefly to the difficulties
that faced the early settlers In his
district and stated that by a syste'n
qf co-operation the lands had been
dyked and reclaimed and were now
as productive, if not more so, than
any in the province. He claimed
Lhat in a single season the 30,000
acres comprising the riding had
yielded as much ln produce as represented a valuation of $1,350,000.
Experimental Truck Farm.
"This municipality ls a model
farming section, and the Dominion
government would be well advised
should the Provincial Agricultural
Department induce them to spend
some of the Dominion aid to agriculture In British Columbia by establishing nn experimental truck
farm so that the wants of tho adjacent cities could be met," snld Mr.
MacKenzle.
Mr. MacKenzle proceeded to say
that  If the  government's  policy  of
p.m.    and
Eburne.
the    Steveston cars
been in effect for several years, but
has not been enforced.
Sumas Fair Assured.
SUMAS, Jan. 26,���At a spirited
meeting in the city hall Tuesday
evening, tentative plans for a Sumas Valley Fair were formulated
and an organisation committee chosen, l'he sentiment ot business men
**.as unanimous In favor of a fair of
some kind this year, the extent and
nature of the same to be arranged by
the organization committee.
Ruling   Favors   Helliiiglium.
BELLINGHAM, Jan. 27.���After
holding its decision in abeyance
since June, 1913, the state supreme
court handed down a ruling sustaining Judge John A. Kellogg in
his decision favorable to the City of
Bellingham in what is locally known
as the trunk sewer case. The ruling of the court applied only to the
section of the sewer on C street, between Laurel and Holly.
Oysters for Table Use.
OLYMPIA, Jan. 27���For the first
time in tjie history of the state one
of the state oyster reserves is serving oysters for table use and not for
seed purposes only. A bid of $8.90
per sack of 120 pounds was accepted.
Will Discuss Powder Plant. ,
BELLINGHAM, Jan. 27.���To discuss thc establishment of a state
powder factory and kindred subjects j
of vital moment to the residents of '
Whatcom county and the state at
large, a meeting has been called to
be held at the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, February 6, at 11
a.m. The call has been sent out by
President W. P. Brown, of . the
Chamber of Commerce, at the request of a large number of ranchers
of the county' who are interested
in the matter.
Shoots Mother, Kills Himself.
EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 27.���The
bodies ot Mrs. Ada Mead. 75 years
old, and her son, E. W. Gelger, st,.d
45, were found ln the kitchen of
their homo here yesterday, each
having been shot through the head,
apparently by Utiger. The shooting ls believed to have occurred
Sunday. " Failu'-e ln business, and
his inability to eb ain work are believed to have p-ompted Gelger to
end hls own ahd his mother's life
to save them fro*:,    ant.
Investigate S'ain.le /ndnstry.
BEL1.JNC.HAM, J 11. 28.���William
H. England, r ��� .<;._, ag_lit of William
C. Redfield, secretary of the Department of Commerce, ls in Hollingham
making a hasty inv.js.igation of the
shingle industry ol this -Icinity, following the filing of a complaint
against tlle workin ��� if the _ew
tariff law. Congress.'u 1 W.liiam
E. Humphrey recently irade the direct charge that the removal of the
MRS. C. BROWNE-CAVE
Is forming a class in Ladner for
Voice Culture, Sight Reading
and Choral Practice
To be held on Tuesday evenings.
Terms for Session (12 Weeks) $2.50
Lessons given a^so in Pianoforte,
Singing, Theory, Harmony, etc.
Pupils prepared for the Royal
Academy and Royal College of
Music (England)  examinations.
For particulars, address care of
Mrs. Lanning, Ladner, B.C.
"What's Your Phone Number?"
Can You Answer Tbis Question
If not, don't you know you are
losing business and running risk.
What is more necessary than a telephone in case ��if sickness or fire?
Delta   Telephone  Co.,   Ltd.
YOUR HOME  COMPANY.
Ladner Hotel
Ladner, B. C.
Special  attention  given  to
auto parties and tourists.
Telephone 38.
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
The telegraph will
reach your man quickly.
If you are sure Juet
where he ie the telephone will do it quicker.
But If it is good help you
want and do not know
just where to find it, our
Want Ads. are quicker
than either.
THE   DELTA   TIMES
iCONDBN��ED      ADVERT_8E*.M__NTi
For Sale, For Exchange Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, "Los.. Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, 25 cents for any on*
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads, must be In by 2 p.m.
on Thursday.
WANTED.���Elderly niau, single,
seeks situation as help; service
for board. Must move residence
immediately. Address, 1., Post
Office, Ladner.
TO LOAN.���$3,000 on first mortgage, improved Delta farm land.
E. F. Douglas, Ladner.
FOR SALE���160 acres first class
Delta land, with good buildings.
Phone 612, G. Dennis, R. R. No. 1,
New  Westminster,  B.C.
Advertise in Delta Times
Perry Auto Stage
ladder-Vancouver Service
Auto leaves corner Fraser
Arm and River Road at 7:00
and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 and
6:00 p.m., connecting with all
ferries at Woodward's Landing.
FARE 35 CENTS
Ferry Free.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
J. HENLEY
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer  of  Soda  Water,
Ginger  Ale,   and nil  Kinds  of
Bummer prinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
W, MUDGE
Highest Prices for Live and Dressed
Poultry, ' Fresh Eggs and   Produce.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market, Main St.,    Vancouver.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prices' Paid. ' |
PACIFIC POULTRY SUPPLY.
expending was based along the lines i tt-riff  from  shingles  m_ue  in  Brit-
of helping those who help themselves the Delta riding would loom
large in the Provincial estimates.
Referring to the question of land
settlement Mr. MacKenzle Bald he
was heartily in accord with the
policy of the government and congratulated the minister of lands upon the economical manner of carrying out the duties of his office.
Advocate* Model Tracts.
Mr. S. A. Cawley, the member for
Chilliwack, congratulated the government on its recent importations
of dairy stock and suggested that in
future the cattle should be sold on
time payments in order to give the
small farmer the same opportunity
as his richer neighbor.
In dealing with the proposed loan
act, Mr. Cawley said that he hoped
that appropriations for agriculture
end mining would be made from this
Eiiui as ho considered them the two
great Industries of BritiBh Columbia. He urged the enforcement of
the wild IiiikIh tax on those who
held large sections of land and before concluding outlined u Biigges-
tlon for throwing open model tracts
of land hy tho government with
roads cut through    and    built, the
ish Columbia and marketed in this
country   has   paralyzeJ   'hi*  shingle
industry in Washington State.
Mills  Are  Bus;.
BEU-INGHAM. Jan. 28.���With
the announcement mr.de by the
Whatcom Falls Mill Co. of the open-
lug of its big waterfront plant on
Monday, all the mills 0:1 the bay are
ln loperation after the close-down
over the holidays except thp Bloedel-
Donovan mills, and tbe o*,ly reason
this big plant is not runni-ig is that
extensive Improvements are under
way. These Inipro.enici-ts Include
electrifying the entire plkat, placing
it on a better ruunlng t.asls. All the
lrgging camp-- in the county are
busy and aradun'.i' the shingle mills
are resuming jyera'.lons.
W. T. Clark Ue-Eleeted.
WENATCHEE, Jan. 29.���W. T.
Clark and his I'ellow directors were
re-elected at the annual stockholders
meeting of  the
lADNER INVESTMENT AND TRUST CORPORATION
LIMITED.
Authorized Capital  9200,000.00.
REAL ESTATE
INSURANCE STOCKS AND  BONDS LOANS
H, A. MacDonald,   Mannging Director.
Advertise in the Delta Times
RICHMOND NKWS.
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, Jan.
24,���By the Victorian Order of
Nurses, u hall will be held ln the
Steveston opera house on February
13.
The Eburne Minstrel Club is engaged at present in preparing a
vaudeville entertainment with which
It proposes to tour the neighboring
Wenatchee  Valley' municipalities.     Early   in   February
Fruit Growers' Association on Monday.
Honor "llrumni-T Roy."
RELLINGHAM, Jan. 2!��.��� The
funeral of J. W. Hrler, who died Saturday night, father of Drs. E. C. nnd
D. Q. Brier, of Seattle, wiih held yes
whole area alter subdivision being I terday. attended by O. A. &;��������*���*-
thrown open to the public for uuc- *M and Odd PellOWI. '������������ ������������
.,������ !entv-one years old and had lived lierp
'ion. . . --._      it..  ....... 1-........1  r���.. nml
FERRY ASHORE.
SAN   FRANCISCO,   Jan.   IG���The
Northwestern Pacific ferry steamer
Tiburon ran ashore on the rocks
nenr Fori McftoWell on Angel Island
shortly after eight o'clock lus-'l night,
she was crowded    with    passengers
ne y
since I88S. He was known Tar and
wide na "The Drummer Hoy 01
Shlloh." He was an officer In the
O. A. R. departmenl or Washington
and Alaska  for a niimlier of yeais.
WHITNEY  IS IMPROVING*
tho first performance will be staged
on the boards of the Steveston play
house. Clog (lances, monologues,
Sleight-of-hand und musical numbers, will give Variety to the affair.
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
Blr    James
PORT COQUITLAM, Jan. 23���At
a meeting of the directors of the Agricultural society held last night it
wus decided to cull the annual meeting for the first Thursday In February when the election of officers
! will take place. Mr. T. .1. Routley
was appointed-to attend the con-
ventton In Victoria and he was In-
nil ucti'iL In ask for one day for the
dnnual full exhibition and In addition   tO   this  event   Ihe  society   pur-
regard to the amount of tht appro-
and also to take up the Llllooet
bridge matter, took place frqm here
on Sunday last when the following
gentlemen left for Vancouver en
route to the capital: Reeve N. S.
Lougheed, Councillors Q. H. Fulton,
W. H. Ansel!, J. M, Dale and Clerk
D. C. Webber.
the crew.
TORONTO,  Jim.   87.
ill of whom  were taken off, as wad | Whlt-i*-'V ma? yet  return to comparii
i tive ������-������-.li.h .hd strength should his pose holding the usual flower show
pro'-iVss be as -ontiniied uml steady j tome time in July.
Ir. (.he future ns H has been during
.he pnsl few davs. The huleltin issued yesterday rends: "Sir James
Whitney is doing as well as possible
under the circumstances. He Is
taking nourishment today.
PRINCESS   SOPHIA   ASHORE.
SHUTTLE. Jan. 2fi���Messages re-
ceived here at noon today said that
the Canadian Pacific Steamship
Princess Sophia, southbound, Skag-
way to Vancouver, Is ashore at Alert
Dav, Vancouver Island. The steamer
Alkl of Seattle Is reported taking off
passengers. The number aboard is
not known.
SMIMeOM
DuicVly ��top��  cou��ht.  cure*  ccl__, and  heal*
lh* throat and lunca. SS cent*
CARD OF THANKS.
WAIT ON EXECi'TIVE.
POUT HANEY, Jan. 26.���The annual excursion of the Maple Ridge
council delegation who will wait upon the Provincial authorities with
prlatlon   to  be     received    this year
wish to express our thanks Electric Restorer for Men
-lends and relatives for all kind-1 Phosnhotiol rcsioroaeverynervaIn thebody
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shown ua during tae uiness ������n ���' _im and vium;. i.iemaVur;Utc��y -nil nil sexual
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death  of  our  beloved   mother. weakness averted at once.    Phoaphonol will
MRS.    STRATTON    AND     BROS. 1 make you �� new man.   PrlcelfUb.-v01���"��** V"
'$5.   Mailed to nny addrei-*.   Tho Scott-ell Drnf
Co., Bt. CaiharlnM, On*.
WM.   AND   (HAS.   HARTNELL.
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LORD MOI vi-.stepiii:\.
A remarkable old man and multimillionaire, cousin and associate of
the late Lord Straihcoua. Be too
started In a small way In Canadan
trading. He is 85 years of age, and
Ib among those mentioned as successor to Lord Strathcona as high commissioner  for  i  inada.
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SATURDAY, JAN. 31, m
PESSIMISM IS
UNWARRANTED
Member    for Vancouver Commends
Policy of Maintaining Industry
for the  White  Races.
VICTORIA, Jan. 29.���The debate
on lhe reply to the address to the
throne was continued at yesterday's
���session  or' the legislature.
Mr. C L. Tisdall, who was the
iirst speaker, condemned the Issue
of statements emanating from Hon.
Mr. Lemieux as to the amount of
unemployment existing in Vancouver nud said that although there had
beeu some depression in tbe building trade, the returns of the mercantile houses showed very little
diminution of business during the
past year.
In dealing with the prosperity of
the Eraser valley nud the general
improvement in tlie agricultural industry, Mr. Tisdall **uoted figures to
show the great Increase in the fruit
industry of recent years and predicted that with the opening of the railroad lines now under construction
tliis advance would be even more
marked.
Growth of Dry Farming.
Mr. Shaw of Kamloops, who followed 'he member for Vancouver,
gave some interesting statistics of
tlie progress made in dry farming
during iln- past year, telling the
house that within the last twelve
months more than 250,000 bushels
of grain and 1000 tons of hay that
had been grown in this arid belt had
been shipped to Western markets.
Relieves  in  Moderation.
Mr. C. E. Tisdall, member for
Vancouver, continued the debate.
He prefaced his remarks by saying
that when the province was experiencing a period of remarkable
prosperity, he refrained from expressing too much optimism, and he
thought that now, when the period
of depression existed in the province, it was only right and proper
that he should discountenance the
unwarranted pessimism that appeared to be the principal slock-in-trade
of a number of people.
Not More Than 3000.
He criticized the statements made
on the floor of the House of Commons :i! Ottawa by the Hon. Mr.
Lemieux to the effect that there
were 17.000 unemployed in the city
of Vancouver, and pointed out that
as there wero only 28,000 names on
the voterB' list, it was scarcely likely that 17,000 male adults were unemployed. As a matter of fact, he
was satisfied from his personal observation and investigation that 2,-
000 unemployed was much nearer
the mark.
Deep Sea Fishing.
The question of deep sea fishing
engaged the attention of. the mem-
rer for Vancouver, who stated that
the industry hnd lieen expanding
rapidly, although little notice had
been taken of i> officially, lie believed thai there were great possibilities in the deep sea fishing on
the West Coast and as it was well-
known thai there was an almost
limitless market for such produce,
he considered that it would he a
wise policy for the government to
give special attention to the <mcs-
tion of developing this wonderful
assel or the province.
The herring fishing also was well
worth  linking after,  lie said. In
every inlet of Ihe Coast there is a
plentiful Bupply of this fish for ail,
and as vel the business has heen
practically unexplolted.
Appreciation or Policy.
He expressed his appreciation of
the government's policy in regard to
maintaining the fishing industry
for the white people of the country.
In regard to other markets for
British Columbia fish he quoted
from the Daily Telegraph, London,
to the effect that a consignment of
British Columbia flsh had met with
a ready demand and there was thr
certainty of n good trade in the
���Mother Lund immediately the Industry here was In a position to
handle it and' supply the demand.
ii" looked ������ the opening of the
Panama canal to accomplish a great
deal In establishing tbe neoeeiary
cheap connection between the fishing grounds or iiriiish Columbia
and ihe European  markets.
,' Municipal \v\_
Mr. Tlsdnll_ welcomed the announcement that the government intended to bring down n comprehensive Municipal Clauses Act, and In
this connection he suggested that
provision should be made for the
government to have some authority
to supervise the borrowing powers
of the municipalities not only 111 (he
general   Interest  of the province but
in ihe imeresi of tiie municipalities
themselves. Saskatchewan, he
said, had legislation of 'thai son,
and Alports had adopted a similar
policy.
Three Rills.
Three hills were read  n first time
nn cl ordered    to    he    rend a second
time at today's session: the flrsl  in
troduced by Mr. Williams amending
the  Masters  and    Servants  Act,  the
second  by     Mr. W. W.  Foster,    respecting   the   British   Columbia   Association     of    Architects,    and    the
third   by   Mr.   MacKenzie   amending
the Dentistry Act.
ShilohM
The   family remedy   f��'   Couch"   and   Colds
Small dole.    Sir*.**.!   bottlt.    Beat  ilncc   1870
PROVINCIAL ACCOUNTS.
Revenue From Land  Sales in  New
Westminster District���Public
Works Expenditures.
Tho public accounts of the province, as compiled by Mr. W. Allison,
auditor general, for tbe fiscal year
ending March 31 last, have now
been presented to the Provincial
legislature. This bulky compilation
of over 350 pages contains in succinct form a statement of the sources
whence the province derives its Income nnd to whom moneys are paid,
every official's salary, every particle
of work clone being therein accounted for.
The total amount derived from
revenue was $12,510,216. Tbe summary of expenditure including $23,-
208 paid on account of the Nakusp
& Slocan Railway and the Victoria
& Sidney Railway is $15,650,014.
Of the revenue, it is of interest
to note that land sales in New
Westminster district brought in
$519,711 and that traffic tolls on
the New Westminster bridge amount
to $23,000. Revenue from New
Westminster city district totals
$206,310; from New Westminster
district $725,604. This in comparison with Vancouver city district's quota of $777,248 and Vancouver district's $58,344. Victoria
city district contributed  $819,966.
In the grand total $1,939,437 was
derived from timber licences, and
$1,723,990 from the working of *,he
Chinese restriction act, while land
sales brought in $2,344,596.
Of the expenoitures nearly halt
was disbursed ln public works, the
total for roads, bridges, etc., being
$7,664,468. Miscellaneous grants
amounted to $3,912,366. The payments made on behalf of tr.e public
debt were $553,929; for salaries in
the civil government $857,0J2; for
administration of justice salaries
$43,489; for legislation $1.* ..008;
for public institutions $495,842; for
hospitals and charities $393,369;
administration of justice other than
salaries $45:1,205; for education
$944,037, for transport $84,428 and
for revenue service $94,566.
RESOLUTIONS ON
COAL STRIKE
Is Demanded for Provincial Prisons
���Judges Are Under
Criticism.
WILL BE WITNESS.
Mr. F. C. Cook, of the Bankers'
Trust Company, who is now serving
a term in the penitentiary, will be
produced in the Vancouver courts
next week to give evidence in the
action of Mutrie Brothers, of Vernon, who nre applying to cancel a
subscription to the Bankers' Trust
stock. They exchanged 1082 acres
of land for $78,000 of stock in the
company. They now claim that as
they were induced to do so by misrepresentation they should have the
land back. The action Is being re-
fisted by the liquidator on behalf of
the creditors.
(From The British Columbian.)
Two resolutions connected with
the Vancouver Island coal strike
troubles and subsequent trials were
passed by the B. C. Federation of
Labor at its session this morning.
One of these demanded resident physicians for the provincial prisons
and instanced the facts surrounding
the death of young Mairs at the
Burnaby prison farm, while the other
criticized the attitude on the
bench of Mr. Justice Morrison and
Uudge Howay, 'arranging for the
appointment of a committee to consult with the lawyers for the defence with a view to framing charges
against both judges and forwarding
them to the Minister of Justice, the
members of parliament for New
Westminster, and Vancouver, and
others. The resolution declared Its
object to be the impeachment of the
two jurists.
The resolution regarding the
medical inspection of prisons read
as follows:
"Whereas, one miner has already
died while an inmate of the provincial jail and as others are in a
precarious state because of lack of
proper medical attention and food;
"And whereas we are credibly informed that one of the prisoners
now awaiting trial, Louis Neuan-
thal, ls at present in a deplorable
physical condition, in startling contrast with the robust physical health
he enjoyed at the time of his arrest;
and whereas we find that in the
Okalla prison farm there are confined 209 prisoners, and that no
medical practitioner is resident at
any jail in the province thus depriving those Incarcerated therein of
competent   medical   attendance;
"Be it resolved, that this fourth
annual convention of the B. C. Federation of Labor demands of the attorney-general of British Columbia
that immediate steps be taken to
provide competent and regular medical examination of all prisoners now
in custody, whether sentenced or
awaiting trial or sentence, and that
those who are showing symptoms
���of failing health be immediately released where in the power of the
attorney-general, and where they
have passed to the control of the
Federal authorities recommend parole or pardon to the minister of
justice."
FERRY BOATS COLLIDE.
NEW YORK, Jan. 28.���Two thousand ferry boat passengers were badly shaken up last night when in the
thick fog which held this city in its
grip all day the two municipal ferryboats, Brooklyn and Manhattan, collided. The boats lost parts of their
superstructures.
BOOM   WRITE-UPS.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 38.���Advertising Manager Washington of the
Western Newspaper Union admitted
today before the Senate lobby investigation committee that his concern received $42,000 annually from
the Canadian government for the
past sixteen years for boom write-
up.- in Canada's interest in "patent
ii.sides"   for  small  newspapers.
OPPOSES   TOLLS   EXEMPTION.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.���That
l'renident Wilson is opposed to the
exemption of American coastwise
sl'ips from Panama Canal tolls was
flatly ..asserted at the capital today
by those who knew what took place
at the conference last night between
the President and the Senate foreign
relations  committee.
CilLMOUR   GUILTY.
Accused i.s  Seventh of Thirty-Eight
Extension Miners Tried at
This Assize.
David Gilmour, the young Extension miner was Wednesday afternoon
found guilty on the fifth count, that
o�� rioting, by the jury at the special
assize with recommendation for
mercy. The jury was out for a little over three hours.
Gilmour was the seventh of the
thirty-eight Extension miners who
are being tried at this, assize.
The eighth, John Anderson, was
put on trial yesterday afternoon and
several witnesses appeared for the
prosecution practically giving the
same evidence that was brought out
in the previous case of the crowds
and   disturbances   in   Extension.
HIES AGED  102.
LONDON, Jan. 27.���The death is
announced at Tunhridge Wells of
Mrs. Stitton, aged 102. She was born
in Montreal, tho daughter of a British general named Evans, who figured prominently in the American
War of Independence.
CONSERVATIVE   CONVENTION;
VICTORIA. Jan7T6.��� W. T. Shat-
fcrd of Penticton was elected president of the Conservative Association of B. C. by acclamation at the
convention here on Friday. Other
elections by acclamation were H. L.
Edmonds, of New Westminster, second vice-president; J. B. Williamson, of Vancouver, re-elected honorary secretary, and R. E. Mills, reelected treasurer.
Leonard Tait, of Victoria, and A.
E. Planta, of Nanaimo, were nominated for first vice-president. Mr.
Planta received 223 votes and Mr.
Tait, 151.
H. H. Johnson, of Rossland, was
chosen third vice-president on the
second ballot. The other candidates
were R. It. Maltland. of Vancouver,
R. S Pyke, of Vancouver, and Leonard Frank, of Alberni.
For assistant secretary, P, F.
Schnrschmldt, of Vancouver, received 247 votes and W. N. Carty,
of Vancouver,  133.
ACCEPTS  POST.
IIKIR-PJKI-.HCMPTIVE     TO     LORD
STRATHCONA.
The Honorable Donala Howard,'
son and heir of Dr. J. W. BIIbs
HoWard, and his wife, who was Lord
Strnthconais only child. On the
(Hath of his mother, wno Is now
Baroness Strathcona In her own
rjght, Hon. Donald Howard will be
Lord Strathcona. He has been
many times in Canada with hla late
distinguished grandfather. He Is
23 years of age and was born In
England.
Wires    War    Department  Thnt  He
Will Take Over Governorship
of  Canal   Zone.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.���Ooe-
thals has acepted the governorship
of the Cnnnl Zone. He sent hls acceptance to the war department t6-
day, but the text of the message
is not made public. Secretary Garrison made It clear, however, that
bis acceptance Is unconditional and
for an Indefinite length of time,
disposing of rumors that Goethals
would serve a year ln the canal zone
nnd then accept tbe police commts-
slonership Of New* York City.
Mitchell  Is Confident.
NEW YORK, Jan. 29.���Mayor
Mitchell Is still confident that Goethals will be New York's next police
( ommissioner, despite rumors that
Goethals has wired acceptance of
i ho Uone.
GOETHALS IS NAMED.
ELECTION NOTICE
Public, notice is hereby given to
the electors of the Municipality of
Delta that I require the presence of
the said electors at the Council
Chambers, Ladner, on the 9th day
of February, at twelve o'clock noon,
for the purpose of electing a person
to represent them in the School
Board in place of C. II. Davis, resigned.
The mode of nomination of candidates shall be as follows:
The candidates shall be nominated
in writing, the writing shall be subscribed by two voters of the municipality as proposer and seconder, and
shall' be delivered to the Returning
Officer at any time between the date
of the notice end two p.m. of the
day of nomination, the said writing
may be In form numbered 5 in the
schedule of this Act, and shall state
the names, residence and occupation
of each person proposed in such
manner* as sufficiently to identify
such candidate; and in the event
of a poll being necessary, such poll
will be opened on the 12th day of
February, at the Council Chambers,
Ladner,: School House. East Delta;
Post Office, Annie"ille, and M.
Standbridge's residence, Strawberry
Hill, of which every person is hereby
required to tnke notice and govern
himself accordingly.
The qualification for a school
trustee, any person being a male
British subject and having been for
the three months preceding the day
of nomination the registered owner
in the Land Registry Office of land
or real property situate within the
municipality of the assessed value.
on the last municipal assessment
roll, of two hundred and -fifty dollars or more over and above any
registered judgment or charge.
Given under ray hand at Ladner,
this 27th day of January, 1914.
N. A.  McDIARMID,
' Returning Officer.
PARTNER OF DR. CROSBY.
Rev. A. E. Green Survives His Dis-
tingulshed  College Little More
Than  Fortnight.
VANCOUVER/Jan. 29.���Surviving
Dr. Thomas Crosby, his colleague
in Coast Indian Mission work by
little more than a fortnight, Rev. A.
E. Green, inspector of Indian schools,
passed away at his hme, 2616 Point
Grev road, last evening, surrounded
by the members of his family.
For nearly fifty ears Dr. Crosby
and Rev. Mr. Green had carried on
work among the natives together,
their friendship having been begun
4 7 years ago when the older man
was stationed at Port Simpson and
Rev. Mr. Green at the mouth of the
Naas river.
APPLIES FOR STATED CASE.
(From The British Columbian.)
Motion for stated case in appeal
from the conviction of Joseph Angelo, one of the Extension miners
convicted of charges growing out
of the Vancouver Island strike riots,
was heard on Monday by Mr. Justice Morrison, and refused on all
points presented. The application
was made by Messrs. Bird and Leigh-
ton for the defence, while the Crown
was represented by Mr. A. Dunbar
Taylor,  K.C.
The first point presented was the
reading of the Hannay deposition,
when proof had not been offered
that the witness was not within the
jurisdiction of the court. The Crown
cited a case where it was held that
a reasonable inference only woe necessary. The court agreed. Other
points grew out of the court's charge
to the jury, in which lt was contended that the court had erred in
referring to the failure of the accused to go into the witness box.
The Crown cited several cases where
such failure was referred to by the
court where the onus had shifted to
the prisoner, and such reference was
proper.
Altogether the defence raised 15
points which they desired to state
before the court of appeal, but not
one was allowed by His Lordship.
Mr. J. w. DeB. Farris stated that
the defence would now appeal to
the appeal court direct for permission to present a stated case on
these points.
FIERY   CAMPAIGN.
Hi-ill-.'i Labor Unionists Are furious
Ov��Y Deportation of South
African   Leaders.
LONDON, Jan. 29.���The irritation, not to say anger, of the La-
borites against the government because of the deportation of the
South African labor leaders, grows
deeper hour by hour. There is no
doubt that the parliamentary party
will be compelled to exercise their
threat of withdrawal of suppqrt
from the Asquith government if It
fails to take any action ln regard to
the deportations from South Africa.
It is hardly possible to exaggerate
the effect of the deportations on the
trades unionists here. A big campaign Is promised on the arrlvai of
the deportees, who will be sent
through the country, should they
prove solid men, and not firebrands
of the Larkln order, and will truly-
light a fiery cross with results that
cannot now be foreseen.
POINT GREV  NEWS.
EBURNE,-Point Grey, Jan. 29.���
About 200 men are employed by
Dixon Bros., Schultz, & Dixon, the
contractors who are clearing 154
acres of land on the university site.
The tract will be cleared, It Is expected, before the end of three, or
at the most  four months.
Shaughnessy Heights secession
will be the chief subject discussed
nt a meeting of the K -rrlsdale Ratepayers' Association tomorrow evening.
Applications are being called by
the school trustees for the position
of secretary.
A residence costing between $7,-
000 and $8000 will be erected by-
Mr. J. Hector In Eburne.
A black mare was found by the
police on Magee road this week and
Impounded.
SOME   INSPECTION  TRIP.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.���President Wilson signed today an executive order putting into operation on
April 1 a permanent government for
tht Panama Canal zone and naming
Colonel Goethals as the first civil
governor.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.��� Through
thirteen miles of darkness, relieved
only by the lanterns they carried
seven New York newspapermen
plodded in water and Ice yesterday
on the flrBt leg of their inspection
| trip of 127 miles of the water supply aqueduct from    Ashokin reser-
| voir in the Catsklll    mountains t��
Brooklyn.
FOR SALE BY TENDER
13.92 Acres of first    class    Delta
lands, situate adjacent   to   the
Maiu    Trunk road,    two miles
east of the village of Ladner,
being subdivision 4 of District
Lots 138, 181 and 182, group 2.
New Westminster District.
Tenders will be received for the
above, by the undersigned (as agent
for the executors of the late Jessie
Eliza Smith) up to the loth day of
February, A.D., 1S��14, subject to the
following conditions:  Tenders to be
accompanied   by   a   marked  cheque
for $250.00 as deposit, and If tender
accepted, the balance of the purchase
money to be paid on or before 24th
clay of February, A.D., 1914; unsuccessful tenderers    will have deposit
cheque returned on the 11th February, A.D., 1914.
H. N. RICH,
Box 63, Ladner, B.C.
DELTA DIRECTORY
NOTICE.
Sealed tenders addressed to the
undersigned, and endorsed "Tender
for addition and alterations to the
Public Building, Victoria, B.C.," will
be received *nt this office until 4.00
p.m., on Monday, February 16, 1914,
for the construction of the aforesaid addition and alteration.
Plans, specification and form of
contract can be seen a%.l forms of
tender obtained at the office of Mr.
Wm. Henderson, Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C.; on application
to the Postmaster, Vancouver, B.C.,
and at this Department.
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 be accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable to the order of
the Honourable the Minister of Pub-
HcXVorks, 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 fall to complete the work contracted for. If the tender he not
accepted the cheque will he returned.
The Department does not hind if-
self to accept the lowest or any
tender.
By order,
R. ('. DESROCHERS,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, January 16, 1914.
Newspapers will not be paid for
this advertisement if they insert it
without authority from tlie Department.
Delta municipality is gltuat ,
the mouth of the Fraser River in tu1
finest agricultural district in V*
The chief Interests In the Delt-,
farming, dairying, fruit ci-"'
raarket gardening, sheep and hi,''
breeding. There are also J��nM
oanneries ln the Delta muuicinZ,1'
There are shipping facilities Cll:
and boat to the markets of cL..
and the United States, n^
yield ls the largest per acre m cl?
ada, and the sheep and horses br.*
are the finest in British Columbh.
Along the south bank of the Kr_V���
River there are splendid sitea r��.
Industries. ��'
Board   of Trade.���President, d  _
McKee; secretary, s. W. Fisher
Justices of Peace���H. D. Benson u
J. Kirkland, J. McKee, E. L Ben,'
Police  Magistrate.���J. McKee
Medical Health Officer.���Dr J v.���
Wilson. Mn
Coroners.���Dr. A. A. King and n,
J. Kerr Wilson. *'
School Board.���S. Wright, chairman-
C.  Davie, A. deR. Taylor, j  \,'
Callum, W. R. Ellis, N. A. McDiaI
mid. secretary.
Farmers'   Institute.���T.   T.   Harris
president; N. A. McDiarmid, secre'
tary.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective tt*
soclatlon.���Wm.   Kirkland,  president; 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.���p, j
MacKentle, New Westminster. '
Boat Sailings.���S.a. New Delta leavei
Ladner every day for Steveston tt
8.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 6.8}
p.m., connecting with the B. C
E.-R. cars. .8.8. Transfer leaves
for New Westminster dally, eicept
Sundays, at 7 a.m.; returning,
leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m.,
reaching Ladner at 5.30 p.m.
Railways.���Great Northern leave*
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 Eburna
and Steveston���Cars leave Granville street depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) at 6.30
a.m. and hourly until 11.30 p.m.
Special car for Eburje at 6.00
a.m. Cars leave Steveston at 6.30
a.m. and hourly until 11.30 pm.
Sunday service���-First car leavei
either terminus at 8.30 a.m.;
hourly service thereafter until
11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m. to 7
p.-m. Mail for Vancouver closes
at 12 noon; for New Westmlnater
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed all day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets ln thi
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on thi
second and fourth Saturdays ln
each month at 2 p.m. Reeve, H.
D. Benson; councillors, A. D.
Paterson, W. A. Kirkland, Hanford Lewifl, G. Dennis, Chris
Brown;   clerk,   N.   A.  McDiarmid.
CHURCH  NOTICES
Anglican.
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 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of the Ladles'
Circle.
Crescent Island���Sunday school, I
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.8(
p.m.
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sua-
day school, 2 p.m.; singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.80.
Catholic.
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
priest.
Methodist.
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 am
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rev C
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor,
St. Andrew's  Pr***!*) terinn.
Services next Lord's Day at IX
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
��r .tlme-V-.0U-l<! be 8ent t0 the ""lee
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B C
SYNOPSIS  OF   OOAL   MLVIXG
���        REGULATIONS.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, thi
Northwest Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
ot twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2560 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 ln which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
In unsnrveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must he accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be
refunded If the rights applied (or
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 -��orn
returns accounting for tho full l""-1"
tlty of merchantable coal mined ana
pay the royalty thereon. If the "o*1
mining rights are not belm; operated, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year. ,
The lease will Include llie co*1
mining rights only, but the le?��ee
may be permitted to purchna*-- what-
ever available surface rights m��>' ��'
considered necessary for the wowing of the mine at the rate of Jl01-
an acre.
For   full   Information   appll<*tl01j
(V.-
should be made to the Secretary
the Department of the Interior,
tawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Ages'
of Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication oi
this advertisement  will  not be PB-U
for.���30690.
\EW ISLAND APPEARS*
TOKYO,  Jan.   29.���A    new    volcanic   Island   five   miles   In   <;ii'_'"
ference  nnd  one  thousand   reel.
heiRht has appeared three mile" ' '
by south of Iwojlma Island, one
the Bonin group.
The Delta Times ��s published e '
Saturday from the Times B ������'""��
Ladner. B.C. J. D. Taylor. ����n
aging-director.

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