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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Mr.  Thomas  Earl,   a  "Forty-niner''
and a "Flfty-eighter," Visits
Hale and hearty, genial and jaunty
with his oighty-three years lying very
lightly or. him, Mr. Thomas Earl, of
Lytton, visited The Delta Times office
on Wednesday ln company with Mr.
Honeyman whose guest he has been
during his short visit to the Delta.
Mr. Earl is a pioneer���nay, more,
he is a pioneer of pioneers. It wis
exactly 54 years to a day���the third
of July. 18G8, Bince Mr. Earl left
Eel* ui mult  for  Fort  Hope.
British Columbia has been his
home, with a few holiday trips, ever
since. Even on the third of July,
1858, however, Mr. Earl had established a right to rank as a pioneer.
Born in New Jersey in 1829, when
the whole continent was to all intents and purposes In its swaddling
clothes, he caught the lure of the
West nud joined in' the wild rusli
to the West In '49, on toe discovery
of gold in California. He was first
a "forty-niner" and next a "flfty-
eighter" when the dlsrnyery of gold
on the Fraser River drew men In
thousands from the known to the
unknown In the rush for gold. He
reached Esquimau on the "Sierra
Nevada." There he awaited the
vassal that was tn take him to the
El Dorado of the miner's dreams.
The "Surprise" was the vessel that
was to perform the office of a new
"Golden Fleece." The owners of the ,
"Surprise" were, however, running
no Homeric trips, and each passenger put aboard by the Esquimau Indians had to put up twenty dollars j
in gold for his trip to Fort Hope,
the gold-seekers' destination. It
was a case of money down or nothing doing. The money was put down
and Mr. Earl made the trip. From
Fort Hope he went to Hill's Bar
on this side of Yale, between Yale
and Hone. The results were not
overwhelming, but Mr. Earl was not
discouraged, as nine years before
that is sixty-three years before the
present year of grace he had seen
mining at Santiago, which had not
panned nut better. However, he
thought he woi'M tt*<iV�� a trip baek
to California, where he had .some
good claims. His trouble was futile.
His claims had been jumped in his
absence and he returned straight
awBy to Fort Hope. On this occasion he made the trip from Esquimau
ln a canoe and his eyes sparkle and
his voice thrills as he revels in relating that great canoe voyage.
The subject is one that would require the compass of a long magazine article. Returning to work at
Hill's Bar. he stayed for a while.
He estimates that 500 men, working
terribly long hours under all sorts
of climatic conditions, took out
$500,000 in the two years of 1858
and 1859. The big rush must have
paid the British Government. There
was a gunboat���Mr. Earl says that
although It was called a gunboat
in those days, it was about the size
of the "New Delta." Nevertheless,
it answered Its purpose, for every
man that wished to go up the Fraser
had to put down his $5 for a miner's
He then went to Quosnel and
thereafter in the spring of '62, to
Cariboo. There, flour cost $1.50 a
pound. The cost of living on pork,
beans and flour, and nothing else,
was $5 a day, and working from
light to light, rain and shine, It
was hard to make it. He had met
William and Tom I.adner when they
were packing from Lytton to Ques-
nel in 1860. In '61 he took the
place at Lytton at which he still
lives, and started fruit growing. He
ls the oldest fruit grower for commercial purposes In British Columbia. In 1893 he was appointed a
member of the Provincial Board of
Horticulture along with Mr. Ernest
Hutcheson, of I.adner. Mr. Earl
waxed quite eloquent on Mr. Hutche-
son's qualities, both as a fruit grower
and a friend.
Some  of  the  anecdotes  that   Mr.]
Earl   tells  of  the  old   flat-bottomed
"Knterprlse" and Capt. Billy  Irwin,'
of   long,   lone  trails,   packing camp
outfits and of desperate canoe trips
through   the Fraser canyons,  would
be barred In boys' papers nowadays
ns calculated to unhinge the minds
of youths, and  well-meaning magistrates   would  unrtiotisly  class  them
as pernicious literature, nmld a salvo
of   applause   from   the   "uncsj.uld.",
One  story,  however,   must  be  told.
Mr. Earl is not a big framed man,
but  he  looks,  even  at  83,  all  use,
every Inch  of him.    He was a Justice of the peace ln the early days
at Lytton, when Indians were pretty
hold.    There was one huge chief of
whom most of the white mep.ware
rather  careful.    One  day   Mr.   Earl
had  been n*v��v from  camp,  and  on
his return, found that the big chief
had established himself in his tent. I
He did not know reputation of big
Chief  and   apparently  did   not care, j
for he put on a heavy pair of boots'
and   went  into  that  tent,  just   five-
feet seven of white ferocity.    To see
the   old   man's   eyes   sparkle   as   he
tells the tale you can almost picture i
the battle In the tent and the boot-,
Ing of the big man.    Mr. Earl didn't i
see him again for about a week, and
then   they   met   and  the   big   chief
held  out  his hand  and  said���well,
Mr. Earl rattled it off In Slwash, but
the present scribe not having added
a study of this to the usual repertoire of a Journalist, can only as-
H. D. Benson's Ranch Sells for Close
on to $150,000 to Loral
One   of   the   largest,   if   not   the
. largest, real estate deals In the Delta
took  place   during   the   past   week,
when    the    H.   W.   Dennison   ranch
changed hands.    This  ranch,  which
consists of nearly 500 acres, Is one
of the best known  and best located
j In  the district,  and.  in  fact, is one
i of   the   landmarks   of   the   original
��� Delta of the "days of old."    Reeve
: Benson, the owner, has been 32 vears
! In the Delta.
1     The  property    was    purchased  by
Interesting Finish to League Championship  Between Beavers
and Maple Leafs.
Varied   and   Attractive   Programme
Marked  the   Break   I'p  of
the Session.
The struggle for the cup and the'     An   elaborate   programme  partici-
championship of the Delta is almost   pated in by the scholars and others
over. A game which take place
after the "Times" has been issued
but before it will be in the hand-
of many of our readers, will decide
lhe  whole thing.
On Friday last, June 28th, a desperate game between the "Shamrocks" of East Delta and the "Maple
marked the closing of the I.adner
schools ,on Thursday. Besides the
recitations, songs, and drills given
by tiie children, speeches were made
by Rev. J. J. Hartte and Rev. C. C.
Doyle, following the presentation of
certificates and prizes. The programme follows:
"Canada,  Land of the Maple*
tbe  Ladner  Syndicate,  an  organiza-: after a desperate game in a tie four
Hon   composed   of   well-known   local! ���'���'!.    Tbe  lineup  was:
business men, and it is rumored tbat i Shamrocks. Maple Leafs
their  intentions  are  to cut   it  -^to i Goal.
of Westham Island,, resulted        .....'..'. chorus by School
20   and   30-aore   farms   (something
'bo  rteita  needs).
It Ib understood the selling price
roaches close to the $150,000 mark.
The Ladner Investment and Trust
Corporation made the sale for Mr.
It Is to be hoped that the present
intentions with regard to subdivid-
'ng the property will be carried out.
Hitherto the development of the
Delta has been retarded by the very
large landowners of the garden of
the continent. These huge farms
bave prevented the Influx of fresh
settlers and fresh blood, and have
-etar-Yd the populating of the Delta
at the same ratio as the rest of
the province. Five hundred acres in
the Delta would, if subdivided into
say 25-acre farms, support in affluence twenty settlers and their
families. .
The papers in the present deal
were all signed up and the first instalment paid to the proprietor,
Reeve  Benson,  on  Wednesday last.
Promotion   List   of   Ladner   School
for Hip Month of
Carrie Eyton, Sing Lee, Maggie
Fong, Oswald Reagh, Daisy Simpson.
To Second Reader���Roy Deane,
Willie Deane, Alex. Eyton, Tommy
Foster. Carl Hauck, Jean McDiarmid, Robert McCallan, Vera McCallan, Pearl Rogerson, Mitchell Silech,
Hollis Taylor, Annie York, Joe
To Senior First���Douglas Carter,
Constance Francis, Irene Hoey, You
Hop, Walter Jordan, Mexwell Ladner, Harold Lanning, Walter Lanning. Albert Marks. Lena Martino-
lich, Nellie Nicholich, Annie Scopin-
lch. Nettle Sconinish.
To Junior First���Alena Alexander,
Alexander Calvert. Song Chung,
Steuart Gifford, Rudolf Helnzo, Honour Mackenrot, Maud Nicholich,
Wong You.
To Second Primer���Irene Baker.
Lilv Tong. Alan Gifford, Paula
Helnze. Doris Jordan, Marjorie Lanning, Frank Leonard, Laura Leonard. Edna MacDonald, Gladys McCallan, Mildred Rich, Albert Roger-
son, May Stokes, Frances Webster,
Laura York, Wilfred York.
F,   Weaver *, .Linsett
Bob  Kittson L.  Tamboline
Cover Point.
F-  Dennis j. Trim
First  Defence.
John   Condy j.   Savage
Second   Defence.
Joe Weaver h. Savage
Third Defence.
H- Brown c. H. Trim
L.  Dennis    Cederburg
Third Home.
D.  Honeyman s.  Savage
Second Home. I
G* Dennis C. Trim j
First Home.
S. Honeyman H. Wright'
Outside Home.
R-  KUtson w. Tamboline  Recitation
Inside Home.
J' Brown A. Trim
On Tuesday night the Ladner
Beavers played the East Delta Shamrocks. The latter were much weakened by their strenuous game with
the Maple Leafs, and there were
several changes in their regular llne-
uo given below.    Unfortunately, the
nlm"-.8" ,W?k una��le.,t0 "cm-tain the    "TT. .7.77. .". Chorus Uy School
names of the substitutes.       In  the  Recitation���"A Good Play"	
!*��_.._ ofr".6   game   was    Ea8t           Constance  Francis
!lr   _*    .En uad?el. 2*   SeCond quar-  Song���"Baby's Lullaby"          I
n!,��rt0r     S8"-* �� ,I:adner 2*    Th,ra       ���    ��� Hon��r Mackenrot
Sw�� '       .      -?elta  4l   Ladner  ���'  Recitation���"An    Arithmetic   Ex-
Fourth quarter, East Delta 5, Ladner      ample"      Paula Helnzt
_!_.f SJiZFl the. *ea*eninS   of  the, Recitation���"A   Cure   for   Cross-
h.-8! t.        f** 4t0Ward8 the en<* may i     ness"      Ralph Coleman j
������ fu.bee_n __?!_. *�� M*e,r great game  "Vacation"       5 children'
Solo    Mrs.  Lanning i
Presentatiof of certificates and prizes
Speeches���Rev. J. J. Hastie, Rev. C.
C. Hoyle.
"God Save the King."
Certificate* and Prises.
Division I.���Proficiency, May Martin;   deportment,  Arthur  Rogerson;
"A   Riddle" by   S   child.
Recit.���"A Little Boy's Lament. .
 Willie Dec.no
"Old  Folks at  Home"    ',.',.
 Chorus  by  School
Snelline Match    Division  II.
"Old Black Joe"  . .Chorus by School
Recitation.���"Kindness Wins"   . . .
 Frances   Webster
Recitation���"The Bnsv Bee"  ....
  Harold Lanning
Recitation���"Tbe Cro'-odile"  . . . .   '
 Annie   Scopinlch
Song���"Pretty Poll  Parrot"  ....
 Marjorie  Lannina
"After School the First Day"   . . .
. . . .Laura York,  Godfrey Calvert
"A Ship  a'Saillng"    Carl Hanck
"My Old  Kentucky  Home"   	
 Chorus by School
"A  Mortifying Mistake"   	
 Honor Mackenrot
"The  Merry  "Amd"	
.Edna Macdonald, May Stokes
"Bed in Summer"   . .
   Roy Deane !
"My Bonnie"  ....Chorus by School
Recitation���"Mary   Had   a   Little
Lamb" Irene Baker
Recitation ��� "Twinkle,   Twinkle,
Little Star"   Lena Martinollch
Recitation���"Little  Bo-Peep"   . . .
 Laura  Leonard
"Home, Sweet Home'
To Senior Fourth���Edna Bown,
Stanley Clark, Arthhr Devereaux,
Mildred Ellis, Nellie Ellis, Katie
Francis, Violet Hoey, Russell Ladner, Roland Lanning, Jennie Roger-
To Junior Fourth���Arthur Cat- ��n the previous Friday. Be that as
vert, Oren Deane, Mildred Francis, U may, the standing of the league
Marjorie Mason, Douglas McDiarmid, after Tuesday's game was:
Viola Richardson, Nettie VIdullch, W. L. D Pts
Eva Williamson, Walter Williamson, Westham Island .. 3 1 l 7 '
May York. Ladner 3      2           6
To Senior Third���Abram Alexan- Bast   Delta   ....   1      4      1      3
der, Evelyn Monkman, Lillian Tay-J     On Tuesday the lineup,  with  the
lor, Albert Webster. I exception of a couple of substitutes,
To    Junior    Third���Ada    Deane, I w":
Z_   r~    ''"     SIR   CHARLES   TUPPER,    BART.
Canada's   Veteran   Statesman,   Who  Is   Ninety-one   Years
The delegates to Charlottetowu prosperity would result from union
and Quebec in 1864 and London in our fondest expectations have bean
-"��-      ��� greatly surpassed.
"I ventured the opinion years ago
that the child was already born that
would see the population of Canada
greater than that of Great Britain.
1866, whose efforts resulted in the
British North America Act under
which all the provinces   from   the
^i10*  lVhe     PaCifiC     are,*,0W   ��������-���--���    ���������-���   ���������-���   ui   v����u.   _ru����.
united in the one great confedera-   1 uow learn with much satisfaction
Hon, were actuated by the sentiment I that the Hon. Mr. White, the able
Advocated by the Ricnmond Progressive Association, and meeting
with favor, It is stated, from municipal officials, a strong movement is
on foot to permanently pave a hlgh-
wny the eight-mile width of Lulu
Island, from Eburne to Steveston.
"Good roads for Richmond" has
been one of the live policies pursued
by the municipal council, and under
Its administration a great Improvement In the island's thoroughfares
has been made. It Is felt, however,
that the road system cannot be fully
complete until It Includes a well-
paved street from Eburne to Steves-
Beavers. Shamrocks,
Simpson p.
F. Guichon b
Cover Point.
Vic.   Oulchon F.   Dennis
First Defence.
R.  Hutchison J.  Condy
Second  Defence.
C. Macleod Joe Weaver
Third Defence.
Kirkland H.   Brown
H. Wright L. Dennis
Third Home.
Gifford d. Honeyman
Second Home.
Guichon G.  Dennis
First Home.
Smith D. Honeyman
Outside Home.
R. Wilson R. Kittson
Inside Home.
Smith j.   Brown
With the final game on Friday
night the league championship will
be settled. A win counts two points
and a draw 1. If Westham Island
wins or draws, they have the championship cinched. If I.adner wins
they climb to the top. Ladner' lineup will be:
Beavers���Goal, Murray; point, H.
Guichon; cover point, F. Guichon;
first defence, Vic. Guichon; second
defence, ('. Macleod; third defence,
L. Kirkland; centre, Burr; third
home, Ray Hutcheson; second home,
0. Gifford; first home, H. Smith; outside home, R. Wilson; InBlde home
F. Smith.
that it would secure their permanent
connection with the British Empire.
"The example has been followed
by Australia, New Zealand and
South Africa, all of which are pressing the policy of mutual preferential trade upon the Mother Country,
and tha Unionist party there declartf
that that great measure, which
President Taft says will lndlssolubly
and accomplished Minister of Finance, with much better sources of
information than I have, has expressed the opinion that our population will exceed that of Graat
Britain In twenty-five years."
The above was the Dominion Daf
message of Sir Charles Tupper, th*
Mr. W. A, Found, superintendent
of fisheries, at Ottawa, is on the
coast to make a tour of the prlnci-
  pal  fishing points on  Vancouver Is-
ton. "���r-a^jf^^'iand   and   the  northern   part   of  the
The B.C. Thoroughbred Assocla-1 province as far as and including
tion, lt Ib understood, have made 1 Naas river. Mr. F. H. Cunningham,
tentative offers of assistance in fln-| inspector of fisheries for British Co-
anclng the paving work. The roads Iumbia, will accompany him, and Mr.
used for the highway would be No. 3|N. Mclntyre, provincial deputy mln-
and then No. 9. It would pass byjister of fisheries, will also be of the
Mlnoru    Park,   thence   following   a,party.      Mr.  Cunningham    and  Mr
regularity and punctuality, Roy Anderson, Stella Jordan, Catherine
Reagh, Roland Lanning (did not
miss a day).
Division II.���Proficiency, Roland
Lanning; deportment, Marjorie Mason; regularity and punctuality,
Douglas McDiarmid, Nellie Ellis.
Division III.���Proficiency, Tommy
Foster; deportment, Nettie Nicholich; regularity and punctuality,
Hollis Taylor.
Division IV.���Proficiency, Albert
Rogerson; deportment, Laura York;
regularity and punctuality, Doris
Prizes in Division I. not awarded
until results of Entrance and High
School are out.
Prizes in  Division  II.
Junior IV.���Arithmetic,    Roland;
English, Katie Francis, second;  history,    Arthur    Devereaux,    second; |
spelling, Violet Hoey, second.
Senior III,���Arithmetic, Marjorie
Mason; spelling, Douglas McDiarmid;  history, Arthur Calvert.
Junior III.���Arithmetic, Evelyn
Monkman; spelling, Lillian Taylor;
history, Albert Webster, second.
Note���ln Division II. only one
prize could go to each pupil, and
when the flrst In the subject had
already won a prize, the prize then
went to the second In rank.
Prizes in Division III.
Language, Constance Francis;
writing, Carrie  Eyton.
Prizes in Division IV.
Spelling, Mildred Rich, Irene
Baker; neatness, Edna Macdonald;
greatest Improvement, Frances Webster.
 ���__ __.__,_._- -.-_-_-. w tuvooit*yb     VI.      Oil
bind the Empire together,  will be' only  survivor  of  the  "Fathers  of
their first   constructive   act on at-1 Confederation," to    the    people ot
talning power. | Canada.    The Confederation was of-
Sanguine as we were that great: ficially forty-six years old yesterday
Contract for Sinking a Six-inch Pipe
for Waterworks Considered
and Accepted.
straight  course south   to  Steveston
The local Progressive Association Intends to take the matter up shortly
with the municipal council.
snme that the red man was "eating
Mr. Earl is probably the only man
ln the Dominion who has the "Pioneer" badge of the Golden Bear of
California, and he Is naturally proud
of It. He ls delighted with the
Delta and grows perfectly enthusiastic as he eulogises Its soil and
advantages. He ls a type of manhood that Is unfortunately almost
extinct and It ls a pleasure an_ a
privilege to talk to him.
He says he is coming back to visit
the Delta. The Delta Times hopes
Found left this morning for Victoria
from which poiut the tour will begin, although lt is possible that the
party will return to New Westminster about the end of the week, before proceeding north.
Fishermen and canners along the
New Westminster waterfront assert
that the run of spring salmon which
usually heralds the approach of '.he
sockeye tribe, has been dlsoonrag-
Ingly light this year. Even for
what is the "off year" for salmon
since coming directly before the
"big" run anticipated for next season, canners say that so far V-Ty
few fish have been lifted from the
water. The sockeyes are expectod
to appear In larger numbers beginning with tbe last   days of July.
A meeting of the municipal council was held in the council chamber
on Saturday, June 2IUh. The reo\e
was in the chair and all the members were present.
A communication from the Delta
Board of Trade, asking for a contribution to the funds for the purpose of issuing a pamphlet. A grant
of $75 was made.
A communication was read from
W. J. Kerr, of New Westminster,
with regard to repairs on the Ben-
Bon Road North. The matter was
left in the hands of Councillor Patterson to report.
A communication from the secretary of the meeting recently held
in New Westminster With regard
to the co-operation of the Fraser
River municipalities. Councillor
Dennis was appointed to attend the
next meeting.
Councillor Paterson was authorized to expend $2n In repairing the
Westham Island wharf.
Councillor Dennis was authorized
to have the Peek Road repaired.
Tbe llritish Columbia Drilling and
Dredging Company's offer to Blnk
a six-Inch pipe for waterworks at
$4   per  foot  was  accepted.
The usual monthly accounts were
then passed. The meeting adjourned until July 5th.
Details of Scores of the Eighth and
Ninth   Events  in  Trophy
The following are the scores in
eighth and ninth events of the trophy
shoot at Ladner Gun Club traps, on
Dominion Day. Several members
took In the big shoot at the Vancouver traps, and Mr. Tom Oliver
camp home with the high aggregate
8th. 9th.
T.  H.  Oliver         22     20
H.  J.  Hutcherson         16    ������
E, A.  Bown         17     20
W.   H.   Wilson          21     ���
O. A. Murphy      21     16
H. A. MacDonald      13     ���
F  Rnssal         17    ���.
A.  Scott         12    ���
Geo. Grauer        14     ���.
LONDON. July 4.���Wonderful as
was the assembly at Spit head last
year to commemorate the Coronation
lt will be excelled by tho fleet which
will gather Tuesday next. There will
be 239 warships of every kind drawn
up in six lines along a total length
of thirty miles. Nineteen admiral
flags will be flown.
TORONTO,   B.C.,   July    2���Cecil
Brunswick   Smith,   one   of   the   best
WINNIPEG,   Man.,   July   3. -While I
searching  for the  body of a young
known railway and hydro-electric en* Frenchman who had been drowned
glneers on the continent, ls dead at In the Asslnabelne rover, 12 miles j
his home here of cancer. He was 1 from Rathwell, Man., on Sunday,;
48 years of age. Nearly every hy- ohn McCrp.ith, aged 55, of Rathwell, !
dro-electrlc plant ln America was1 met death by drowning yesterday.!
either designed or built by Mr. Smith. The searchers were wading in thei
He was a graduate of McGill I'nl- i river with grappling Irons when Mc- I
verslty, and a former president of'Creath. who was some distance from
the Canadian Society of Civil En-' any other member or the party, got
glneers. He was the author of sev-ilnto deep water and perished before '
eral text books on engineering. I assistance could  be given  him.
Hon. W. J. Bowser, attorney-general,
cannot promise any legislation legalising by-laws passed liy the South
Vancouver Council under the existing Municipal Clauses Act, but the
act will be submitted to a royal commission for amendment and consolidation, according to a letter read by
Reeve Kerr at a meeting of the Westminster Road Improvement. Association last evening. The council asked
that such legislation passed in the
legislature so that street widening
and other work could lie done under
the local Improvement plan. According to the municipal solicitor, the
present act gives municipalities the
same power as cities to pass by-laws
for the expropriation of property,
opening and Improving streets, etc..
but there waB sufficient ambiguity in
the act to make it doubtful wheth r
bonds for such work could be sold.
OTTAWA, July 4.���Hon.
George H. Parley this morning received a telegram from
Commissioner Pry of the
Northwest Mounted Police,
stating that so far as had
been learned, no fatalities
occurred outside of Regina,
as a result of the cyclone on
Sunday, and thnt no other
places had been damaged.
Mayor McAra of Regina sent
a message of thanks in reply
to Mr. Perley's telegram of
Monday. He added that the
loss of life would probably
be about seventy, Injured
one hundred and fifty, and
that lt was Impossible at this
stage to estimate the property losses.
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| Johnson pummels   his    hea'd    with
 _ i rights and   lefts.      Flynn tries but
Big Negro Had No Trouble in Defeat-' misses a terrific right and Johnson
Ing the Ambitious Fireman This     j was  pounding his face  at the tell,
Afternoon. ' Flynn's work was very rough. John-
RINGSIDE   EAST    LAS   VEGAS. noa'a Tonnd on c-ean fi6htlnS-
N. M., July 4���After a rough, bitter Uoi!n(d   7~s��lder Kelley !*aB  ap/
fight   that   lasted   little   more  than geared in Flynn s corner and is ad-
* eight and a half rounds, Jim Flynn's v,f,n8, l,he. ^���������-    ���������"* jabs face
chances of restoring the supremacy with left ten or twelve tln-es wit^
Two lien Held in Detroit, Suspected
of Bank of Montreal Robbery
���Pictures Below.
(From The British Columbian.)
Frank C.  Davis,  alias    Frank C.
Dalrymple, and William McCorkhill,
alias Martin    Powell,    alias Charles
Butcher, alias Homer Earl Trainer,
of the ring to the"white race was ��ut r.tur��- "e ��-��"*-*��� Flynn f1*0"1! ��iT7^V"other a��ases"were*arrest-
lost here this afternoon when Cant the nnB but does not aPPear to be "J Ka ��� ?* ?r allases' wfre a"e".
Benj Cole i of the^ local police trying for a knockout. Jacks upper-1 ed by Pinkerton agents in Detroit
Deu_. Loies    ot    tne    local    ponce ,         ,    .   .        pivn-   on June 26, as was reported at that
l.im.��*.l    into   the   rincr      -,������   Ktnn,,0-,     �� Utb   llfcht   tO   th,   bod>   twite.      " 'J"",^-       ,_.   The       g,,,^     Columb,an_
They  are  suspected   of  being  con-
jumped into the ring    and stopped   ^,B"J5ff �� dozen"e_sy jolts to 'the S ��me    in The    British.   Columbian.
the white man's fight for the chan> ���, , ,.,
pionship with Jack Johnson. Ac- rtomach. Flynn misses a left up-
cording to the agreement of tho ^erc"t a"d !? B'ven three in return,
fighters, the man having the best of "�� i8 Weeding badly at the nose
the fighting in case the authorities Johnson upporeuta face-"with right
might interfere, the referee declared fnd send* e" t0 ]h,e J*��se. and��� f��|
Johnson the winner. lowfi w,th r,<-*ht and ,eft t0 the **ead
Miss Jacqueline Armstrong, a sophomore ln X. college, after having bad
l cheese, pickles and candy party in
Round 1���Flynn rushes into a
clinch. Johnson holds and smiles.
Flynn is in close, Johnson upper-
cuts twice with right. They break
and again clinch. Johnson too clever
for Flynn and shoves him off. Johnson hooks stiff left to tho-ear. They
clinch and Johnson sends sharp left
to head and hooks right to the ear.
Flynn again tries for the stomach
but is stopped With easy effort.
Flynn covers up and rushes, Johnson uppercuts right to the face and
they spar about the ring. Flynn
tries for infighting1 but Johnson
easily   baffles     him.     Flynn's_    left
Flynn hooks two lefts to the face.
Flynn's face was a pitiable sight as
he goes to his corner. Johnson's
Round 8���Flynn rushed and Johnson sent left uppercut to the face,
starting the blood afresh from
Flynn's badly battered nose. Johnson holds Flynn at arm's length and
shoots right to the nose. Johnson
places his left on Flynn's head and
uppercut with right to the face.
Johnson sends two lefts to the head.
Flynn deliberately butted Johnson
three times and is given a final
warning.    Flynn sends three rights
cheek Is bleeding. Flynn fries to to the body and is trying desperately but Johnson is his master at all
stages.      Uppercutting the  fireman
get In but the negro holds him off
Johnson goes smiling to his corner.
Johnson's round by a mile.
Round Two���Johnson jabs left to
the head and sends his right to the
body. Flynn trying to bore in. Jack
sends three lefts to the nose without
return. Flynn is trying but cannot
get inside. Johnson sends two lefts
to the nose. In a clinch Johnson uppercuts twice with right and the
referee orders a break. Johnson
lands left and two rights to the
face. Flynn blocks two left upper-
cuts but nilssed in an effort to counter. Flynn- forced Johnson into a
clinch. A furious rally followed.
Clinched at the ball. Johnson's
Round Three���Flynn rushes into
close quarters _.nd Johnson holds
him. Johnson sends short left to
the face and they again clinch. Flynn
again tries for the stomach but is
held. Flynn hooks left to the jaw
three times, but there is nothing behind it. Flynn sends left to the
mouth and starts blood. Jack uppercuts face with right. Flynn plays
lightly on stomach with right and,
hoked left to the head, angering the
black, who uppercut viciously with
both hands. Flynn was bleeding
profusely from the cheek and mouth
at the bell.    Johnson's round.
Round Four���Johnson rushed and
continued to cut up Flynn's face
with short uppercuts with Flynn
still trying for the stomach. Flynn
sends In a series of lefts and
rights to the body. Johnson
rushes the fireman across the ring
and jabbed lefts and rightB to the
head. They clinched and Flynn tried
for the body and also with vicious
right uppercut to the chin. Jack
sends three lefts to the head and
followed them with a right uppercut.
Flynn still after stomach. Flynn
shoots two left hooks to the neck
and forces a clinch. They were fighting fiercely at the bell. Johnson's
Round 5���Flynn rushes and meets
a left uppercut. In a furious rally
Flynn tries desperately for Che
stomach but Johnson holds him off.
Jack sends left to tho face. Flynn
hooks left to the head. Johnson
stood off and put six lefts to the
nose without return. They clinched
and Flynn tears after stomach.
Jack uppercut to face with right.
Flynn rushes but is easTly stopped.
In close quarters Flynn hooks right
to the face. The crowd cheers and
Johnson clapped his hands over
Flynn's back. Flynn is bleeding
profusely. At close quarters Flynn
lands left uppercut nt the bell.
Flynn's face was a mass of blood
while Johnson apparently is as fresh
as ever.    Johnson's round.
Round 6���Flynn "ones a clinch
and Johnson holds. Flynn complains to the referee and then butts
the negro for which he" is warned.
Flynn pummels stomach and again
butts for which be Is warned. Johnson complains of Flynn's butting but.
his claim is disallowed. Jack sends
three light lefts to die face. Flyrin
again butts tbe negro and is again
warned. He offers Johnson his hand
but tbe negro refuses lt. Flynn
gets his  fifth   warning  for  butting.
when he pleases. Flynn butts and
the referee threatens him again.
Flynn butts and the referee threatens to stop the fight. It appeared
that the referee    had    disqualified
been   found  in   possession  of  about
the white but they were ordered to. -53000 of the stolen currency. Their
get together again    just as the bell
rang.    Johnson's round.
Round 9���Johnson uppercuts to
the face and they jumped Into close
quarters. Flynn still trying for
stomach but unable to land. Johnson uppercuts face with left and
misses right to stomach. Refercn
declares Johnson the winner when
the police stopped it.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 4.���Ad
Wolgast was declared winner over
Joe Rivers on a foul, after thirteen
rounds. Wolgast was heavily punished.
VSTKRIOL'S nlRht, when our first
purent knew
Thee   from    report    divine   and
hear*) thy name
Did he not tremble for this lovely frame.
Tht- glorious canopy of light and blue?
Vet 'neath a curtain of translucent dew.
Bathed ln  the rays of the great setting
Hesperus, with the. host of heaven, came.
And. lo, creation widened In man's view!
Who could  have thought sucb darkness
lay concealed
Within tby beams, O sun, or wbo could
Whilst (ly and leaf and Insect stood revealed
That to such countless orbs thou mad'st
us blind?
Why do we, then, shun death with anxious strife?
If light can thus deceive, wherefore not
���Joseph Blanco White.
HE has only turned eighteen.
Not a tnar her cheek has stained.
Ry no sntf anil tragic scene
Has her happy heart been pained
But she'l. (ell you what to do
In the heat an I din nf strife
Just as though si. really knew
All there is to 'trow of life.
photographs are published In this
issue by courtesy of the Pinkerton
agency, and anyone who can identify
them as having been seen in thi**
city or district is requested to communicate with Chief of Police Brad-
shaw or the Bank of Montreal.
McCorkhill or Powell, as hs !-*
more generally known, is now minus
his moustache, but is believed to
have been  thus  adorned  when last
She has studied  _reek ard French,
She has resit! nhllosophy.
But her heart h_s known no wrench
Due to grief nr misery.
80 she laughs ' ur woes away.
And she tolls us what to do
With our troubles every day
Just as tliounh she really knew.
She has only 'U-rned eighteen.
She has rr.r-ely sipped the sweet
Of life's neo'-r unci has been
Where the lover kissed her feet.
And so we -*** wrinkled brcv
Anil of ha tered heart lust smile
When our -'p lighter tells us how
To be havpy all the while.
And we pr->y from day to day
That she".| never know the rough
Of life's soMetlmes trouhled way
Or e��mpl**in of Its rebuff,
And we pray she'll never meet
With the leartHchc of the strife.
In the suns.lnq and the sweet
May she ���-ad her ho*-"*; of life.
-Detroit Free Prest".
Pencil sketch of the big demonstration in the Coliseum. Chocago, wh en President Taft was re-nominated
as candidate for the presidency of   thc United States. Notice that there    are some vacant    chairs    on    the ,
platform���presumably,  those left  by the Rooseveltians who had depart ed to hoi da convention of their own   *-__uartnf ciotnee, like tne rest ot ns.
cerned  in  the    Bank    of  Montreal  *-* """����"" **��** ����������* ""�� h*r
robbery  of  last  September, having '^^s: tbt���toa �� dressing gown and
nettled herself to writing a letter to ber
Dear Mamma���I have lust come tn from
a meeting of our University Society ot
Foreign Missions and sit down to write
you my usual weekly letter. I am sorry
I can't write oftener, but you know that
my studies take up all my time. I like
college thts year better than last because
the studies are more Interesting. Besides,
I am getting used to university life. Of
course we girls are not given the privileges the students ln men's colleges have,
but we don't miss them. We are permitted to receive calls of a formal kind from
young men, but lt Isn't as lt Is at home,
where the boys come In and we may romp
as much as we please. However, you
know I prefer girls' society to boys' anyway, and nobody need watch me.
We have study hours ln the evening;
consequently we are always In our rooms
at that time, and Hist now we are preparing for our examinations at the end of
the term. The graduating class this year
ls unusually intellectual, and the faculty
Is looking forward to brilliant exercises
on commencement day. 1 hope tbat I may
meet your wishes by taking an honor
when I graduate I am doing my best to
stand well In my class, but you must remember that I have to compete with a
U'reat many very clever girls.
If you come to see me be sure you let
me know a day or two before your arrival. When we have our friends and
families visit us our attention ts distracted, and we need to study hard s day or
two ahead to keep up an average You
needn't eend me the clothes you apeak of.
1 don't need any handsome dresses here
In this atmosphere of study. They would
be out of place.   Tour affectionate
Having titiistied the above epfstle.
Miss Armstrong wrote another to Mr
Ellison Keane. a student tn a neighbor
Ing men's college, In which she avoided
names and wrote In a disguised band:
My Dear���I was sorry not to meet you
as appointed I received a visit from an
aunt, whom I was obliged to escort about
and through the college buildings. This
coming of relatives ut unexpected times
Is dangerous, and In a letter Just written
my mother I have told her not to fall to
give me notice. I'll be at the trystlng
place next Saturday at the same time
and bour, and If you're passing you can
take me up A rest of a couple of hours
will do me good. The truth Is I'm so
bored with the miserable studies and trying to make tbe profs believe that 1 know
something about them that I need a Saturday spree. So don't fail on the next
appointment But be very guarded, and
if any one to be dreaded Is In sight don't
stop, but return -.ml take me ln when the
coast ls clear.   Ta-ta! SPOON.*-.
Miss Armstrong addressed her two
letters and put them ln their envelopes.
Intending to look them over the next
day before mailing the one to her moth
er in the college box. Tbe other she
proposed to take to a private letter box
ln the corner of a stone wall hidden by
bushes. Tbe bell for chapel was ringing tbe next morning wben sbe was rereading them. Hearing a footstep coming, sbe bad only time to cram tbem
Into tbelr respective envelopes wben
the lady in charge of the dormitory eu
tered. Later Miss Armstrong posted
her letters In their proper places.
Tbe next Saturday tbe gentleman
failed to put in an appearance at tbe
trystlng place, and the girl student was
worried. Un looking into the private
letter box on ber way borne sbe found
a letter inclosing one wblcb sbe had
sent bim which was to ber mother.
"Goodness gracious me I" sbe exclaimed. "If 1 did that I must bave
sent tbe letter to bim to mamma
Whatever shall 1 do?"
The same evening a letter came by
post from ber mother.   It read:
My Dear Daughter���i have lust received
a letter from somebody 1 don't know end
which 1 can't read, addressed to me ln
your handwriting. 1 don't know what it
means 1 think some of your fellow students and you must have been writing
letters In the same room and got them
mixed. If thts Is the case I will return IL
Another supposition worries me. It may
be mat you are ill and out of your bead
Telegraph me as soon as you receive this
If I am mistaken. Tour loving and anxious _ MOTHER.
t S.-I Inclose tlO for fruits and jucb
things In case you are 111.
This letter relieved Mlsa Armstrong's
disquietude considerably. She tele
graphed ber mother not to worry and
to return tbe letter at once. Wben sbe
received it sbe wrote ber fond parent
thnt "oroe dny she would give her n
satisfactory vxplanatiou of tbe mutter
At present sbe was boning bard for
exams aud bad no time. She hoped
tbe old lady would forget nil about tbe
epistle, but she didn't. There were a
few words In tbe note like "trystlng
place" nnd a "Saturday spree" thnt
looked suspicious But the fnct that
the letter wns signed "Spoonle" In
nend of Jacqueline seemed to Indlcnle
that ber dnugbter was not Its writer
Mrs. Armstrong did not remember Jacqueline having mentioned any of her
friends nnmed Spoonle. but of course
in college there were n grent many
girls, nnd Jack could not be expected
to mention tbem nil.
Jacqueline, ha vlngnnlshed her studies,
or, ratner, her escapades, wus graduated with the others, the hard students
mostly becoming tenchers. the escn
pnders becoming wives nnd mothers
Jacqueline married Mr. Ellison Keane
and made u model mistress of the
"By tbe bye." said ber mother one
day after her daughter's marriage,
"whatever became of your friend Spoonle- What's-Her-Nnme, your college
friend r
"Yes; tbe one whose note you sent
me Instead of your own."
"Oh. she was graduated at tbe foot
of her class and la now darning her
husband's   aocka   and   patching   her
Alias Martin Powell, Etc.
in New Westminster. He is 32 yrar_
of age, six feet and half an inch tall,
weighs 155 pounds, brown hair and
florid complexion. He is known as
a yegg-burglar, and has a long criminal record.
Frank C, Davis has a record as a
burglar, forger and swindler, although only 29 years of age. He ia
described as 5 feet 6 3-4 inches iu
height, weighs 180 lbs, has black
hair and blue eyes, and is a ticket
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporate* IM*.
CAPITAL At-THORIKBD.     110,000,000
CAPITAL PAID-UP     $6,_51,0M
R-BSBRTB rtriTO        $7-056.1-8
Total Asset* Over On* Hundred and Ten MiUloa*,
Jtecounts 0/ Out-of-Vomn Customers Simon Special jftiention
AooMBts may be arena* with _*_p__Ha of ON-C DOLLAR   and   Vpwaida.
Interest paid, ��r credited, __Uf-y early on June   Sttb and    December
Slat, each year.
H. P. BISHOP. Manaobr LAI-NKH. B. C.
English Firm  Sends  in Tender For
Construction of Biggest Dry-
dock In World.
OTTAWA, July 4.���It is announced that only one bid has been
received by the Department of Public Works for the construction at
Levis of what will be the largest
drydock in the world. The bid has
not. yet been opened, but it is stated
I that it is from an English Company,
headed by Sir John Jackson.
The proposal is not a tender ln
the ordinary sense of the term, as
the work will not be, built by the
government. If the plans submitted
are satisfactory and are accepted by
the government, the company submitting them will, under the terms
of the Canada Subsidy Act, receive
a subsidy of 3 1-2 per cent, on an
expenditure of  $5,000,000.
Owing to increased business we found it
necessary to enlarge our quarters.
Hereafter we will be located in the building formerly occupied by The Peoples
Trust Co.,  Ltd,
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
Phone L80
Ladner, B. C.
The Best Yet
If you have a good dog or a poor one they all get hungry, and can %
alwaya give you to understand tjhty are.   If your dog oonld apeak, he 4
would aay: -J
National Dog Bit-colts, Please." X
Bold in bulk, cotton aa-oke, and in 25o oartone by dealers. ?
Try Tbem, They Are Good. t
National Biscuit & Confection Co., Ltd. *
Vancouver, B.C.
Makers of tbe Famoaa Halda Ohooolatea and National Blacmlta.
Vancouver City Market
The Marxet ls operated by the City aa a means of bringing the
Producer and Consumer together,
Yom Are Invited to Send Your Produce
We handle everythVng  from the Farm  (except milk).
By consigning your Produce to the Vancouver City Market you
will gel beat prices, eharp returns and prompt eettlemetu.
JOHN McMILLAN,   Manager
Carriages,   Wagons and! Farm   Implements of all
classes and descriptions.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Wark.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
and General Machinery.
Ladner Carriage and Automobile Works
G. T. BAKER, Proprietor
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds ol
Bhtngles, Lath, 8__*h, Doors Turnings and House Flnlshlnga
Phone R 14 Bburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow
* SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1912.
tt****is***********^******H*^f**^^^ >
Rev. Mr. Hastie has returned from
Edmonton, where he was attending
the Presbyterian Convention.
Mr. A. de R. Taylor conducted
both services at All Saints' Anglican
church, Ladner, on Sunday last.
Mr. Dan McCormick, who has been'
teaching school in the Delta during
the past year, left on Thursday for
Edmonton, Alberta.
The annual picnic of* Ladner
W.C.T.U. will be held at Mrs. Lan-
ning's camp at Grauer's Beach, on
Tuesday, July 9th.
Mr. P. T. C. Lever, formerly of
The Delta Times, conducted the services in the Baptist church, Ladner,
last Sunday.
Fishing has been very indifferent
lately. The tail end of the spring
salmon run has'been poor and the
sockeye run has not commenced.
A meeting of the Board of Trado
will be held on Monday next. The
arrangements for the issuing of the
pamphlet, which were held over from
last meeting, will be the main topic
for  discussion.
Miss Katie Foster has been laid
up for the past few days.
There were five Ladner scholars
taking the High School entrance
examinations at Vancouver last week.
Rev. Mr. Blundell is fortunately
almost recovered from his nasty accident.
Mr. Hicks, of Hicks & Lovick, the
well-known Vancouver piano dealers,
was a visitor to the Delta this week.
Mr. Eric Taylor and Mr. D'ag
Marshall, of Vancouver, spent last
week with Mr. Taylor's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. de R. Taylor.
Household furniture
Crockery and Glassware, McCIary
range, cooking utensils, sewing machine, garden tools, beehives and
supers, grindstone, spray pumps, etc.
which MR. H. N. RICH has received
instructions from Mr. H. J. Cresswell
to sell by auction at his residence,
in the village of Ladner, on
Tuesday, July 9th at 2 o'clock
Rev. C. C. Hoyle, of All Saints'
church, Ladner, preached In the
cathedral, New Westminster, on
Mr. Frank Brawn, of the Imperial Tobacco Company, was a visitor
to Ladner on Wednesday and Thursday.
"Acrobat," the black horse that
fell on Coronation' Day, here, when
heavily backed and going strong,
came to an untimely end at Minoru
Park this week. He won his first
heat easily, but in the second dropped down dead from heart disease.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon J. Ladner have
returned from Europe, where Mr.
Ladner has been for three months
past. He has lately associated with
him in his law practice, Mr. W. A.
Cantelon, of Vancouver, under the
lirra name of Ladner and Cantelon.
Mr. Ladner personally will be at his
office every Saturday.
The Westham Island and Boundary
Bay lines of the Delta Telephone
Company have been completed and
are at work. The Westham Island
line covers a seven-mile route and
the Boundary Bay route a five-mile
route. At present the company have
a shortage of books, but this is being remedied.
Bids will be closed on July 9 for
the erection of a two-room school
building at Ladner. Tenders may
be addressed to N. A. McDiarmid,
secretary of'the Ladner school board;
the government agent at New Westminster, or the Department of Public
Works, from any of which sources
plans and specifications may be had.
A certified cheque for $300 is required.
The Ladner Investment and Trust
Corporation, Ltd., have taken over
their new premises formerly occupied
by The People's Trust Company. The
new premises are fitted in the sumn-
tuous and up-to-date style for which
the owners and former occupiers are
known. The new tenants are hustlers and know the real estate business thoroughly, and with the inevitable development of the Delta immediately, should do well.
On Sunday last a party started
in a launch with the intention of
making Chewassin their destination
and picnicking there. The party
consisted of Mr. and Mrs. DouglaB.
Miss Ruth Cederburg, Miss Katie
Plewis, Mr. George Kilpln and Mr.
Frank Smith. Unfortunately the
launch had some difficulty on the
sand bars and ultimately it was decided to make Point Roberts the
Bob Kittson, of the East Delta
"Shamrocks." had a couple of ribs
broken in the match with the Westham- Island "Maple Leafs" last Friday.
Miss Florence Lord leaves for her
holiday this week end, along with
Miss Devereaux, of Ladner. who has
been attending college at New Westminster. They will visit the Sound
Picnics to Boundary Bay were one
of the most prominent social features on Dominion Day. There is a
perfect colony out there, and on
Sundays and holidays'the visitors for
the day go to make v\> quite a
Tenders will be received by the
Delta Municipal Council up till noon,
July 20th, 1912, for 'all ditching
work to be done under the East
Delta Drainage Bylaw. For further
particulars, apply Clerk's Office,
C.  M.  C.
P. 0. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON, Prop.	
LADNER,  -   -   B. C.
\i\ Modern Conveniences, Newly Fur-
lished.   Well Heated,   Sample Room
American and European Plan
First Class Cuieine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors o\ Cigars
Rates Reason a bi,r
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Nut   and   Lump  Coal  tot Sale
Notice to Contractors.
It fs reported that the Board of
Trade may bring up the question
of the unsatisfactory car service to
accommodate passengers from Ladner to Vancouver and New Westminster, at their next meeting. From
6:30 p.m. till 10 p.m. to do the 12
miles between Ladner and New
Westminster seems slow.
Dr. King has some very fine roses
in his garden at present, also a perfect display of asters. The doctor
and Mrs. King take a great pride
in their garden, which is one of the
features of Ladner. The climate of
the Delta seems to be particularly
suitable for roses, which here have
a richness of color and a delicacy
of tinting found in few other places.
On last Friday afternoon the closing exercises of the Inverholme
school took place, ln the presence of
the parents and friends of the child-
Ven. After a short programme, the
rolls of honor were presented to the
following pupils: Deportment, Gladys
Benson; regularity and punctuality,
William Leary. The honor roll for
efficiency will be later awarded to
the pupil passing first in the recent
entrance examinations. Prizes for
deportment and regularity were also
awarded to Frank Sutherby and
Irma Paterson. Those promoted
were as follows: From the first i
primer to second primer, Kathleen
Paterson, James Lougheed, Frank
Sutherby, Alice Sutherby; from second primer to flrst reader, Gladys
Benson; from second reader to third
reader, Sadie Benson, Gertrude Paterson, Irma Paterson; from third
reader to fourth reader, William
Leary, Maud Frederick, Delia Brodie,
Irene Brodie, Victor Brodie. The
afternoon was brought to a pleasant
close after the teacher was made the
recipient of many kind remembrances from her pupils.
Sealed tenders, superscribed "Tender for School-house, Ladner," will
be received by the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works up to 12
o'clock noon of Wednesday, the 9th
day of July, 1912, for the erection
and completion of a two-room frame
school-house at Ladner, in the Delta
Electoral  District,  B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 21st day of June, 1912, at
the offices of N, A. McDiarmid, Esq.,
secretary of the School Board, Ladner, B.C.; the Government Agent,
New Westminster, B.C.; and the
Department of Public Works, Parliament Buildings, Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works, for the sum of $300, which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so, or if
he fai! to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them
upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered
unless made out on the forms snp-
plied, signed with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed
in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria,  B.C.,   June   19th,   1912.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALS and all kinds of
Your Patronage Solicited
Via Steveston and
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leave Ladner���8:30 a.m..  12:30  p.m.
an_ 6:3o p.m.
Leave Steveston���9:S'0 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,
and 7:30 p.m.
Leave Ladner���8:30  a.m.,     6:30 p.m.
Leave Steveston���9:30 a.m.. 7:30 p.m.
Incorporated 1��10.
We are prepared to l__.aH rtn.U
line or party Mae phones at short no-
-_*���. Ijtmg dlatanoe in eonneettoo with
our service.   Apply te
A. DeR. TAYLOR. Bee.
Many Dead and Some to Die aa Result of Terrible Cyclone
REGINA, July 2���Dominion Day
was a sad holiday for Regina. Sunday night the city was ln gala attire ln anticipation of a day of
pleasure. The morning of the holiday found a large section of the city
in ruins, many citizens dead, scores
in mourning, hundreds injured,
thousands without homes and practically ruined. It alj came through
a terrific cyclone that cut Its path
through the city shortly before B
o'clock Sunday evening.
Thirty persons are known to be
dead and the ghastly list may total
seventy, for there are heaps of ruins
still unsearched, and several patients
in the hospitals suffering from injuries from which they cannot recover. The injured will number
possibly 400, while at least 3000
persons are without homes. In the
three minutes which the storm last-i
ed, it levelled at least BOO buildings,
doing damage estimated at from
eight to ten million dollars.
Military in Charge.
Today tho Bitty  is  nnder  martial.
law.    Armed men patrol the streets
and only those with permits are al-1
lowed  to   visit the  ruined  Bectlons. |
At night, every person except those
on guard, must be off the streets by
10 o'clock.
The list of dead is as follows:
J. J. Bryan, 2135 Albert street,
aged 51, manager of Tudhope-And-
erson; Scout Master Appleby; Geo.
B. Craven, aged 35, born New Zealand, dairy instructor; Frank Blonk-
horn and his wife Bertha, born in
England; Arthur Donaldson, contractor; Miss Ella Guthrie, seamstress. Barries, Ltd., lived 2134
Lome street; Mrs. F. W. Harris,
2134 Lome street, wife of F. W.
Harris, accountant    Reeves & Co.;
Laurence R. Hodsman, son of James
R. Hodsman, 1947 Smith street; F.
Hindson, medical student, son of
James Hindson, merchant, 2220
Lome street; child cf Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Logie; Mrs. W. T. McDonald; Mrs. Isabella McKay, resided at
the Hodsman house, 1947 Smith St.,
widow; Mrs. Harris; Mrs. Shaw;
Mr. Boyd; James McDougall; two
children; Charles D. McKay, aged 3,
son of Mrs. Isabella McKay; Mrs.
Pau. McElmoyle, wife of Paul Mc-
Elmoyle, grocer, corner Lome street
and Fourteenth avenue; James Scott,
Mrs. Mary Shaw, wife of Samuel D.
Shaw, 2320 Twelfth avenue, aged 50,
born at Elgin, Ont.; Philip Arthur
Richard Steele; John Richard Steele,
Vincent H. Smith, real estate agent,
Y. E. Wing, Andrew Boyd, died this
morning; two unidentified Chinamen.
There was a comparatively small
turn out at the market at New Westminster yesterday morning. Many of
those who regularly attend had made
no preparations to attend on account
of the haying season being on. while
the morning's rain doubtless kept
away others. There was only a
moderate supply of poultry With the
exception of ducks. Although ducks
were plentiful the prices were higher than last week, rising from 15c
to 18c a lb. Eggs retail were 40
cents a dozen or two dozen for 75
cents. The supply of vegetable!
with the exception of green peas was
scant. Salmon scarce. Halibut fairly plentiful. Veal plentiful. Other
meat supplies normal. Auction market dull and uninteresting, with few
LONDON, July 4���Right Hon. R.
L. Borden and his colleagues arrived
at Bristol yesterday at 11 o'clock.
They were welcomed by the mayor
of Bristol, the president and members of the chamber of commerce.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a >ortlon of
the Province of British Colu.-nbla, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
year* at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acre* will
be leaaed to one applicant.
Application foi a lease must be
made by the applicant ln person to
ths Airent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
Ir surveyed territory the lead must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsur-
veytd territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of 15 whieh will be
refunded If the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty i-hall be paid on the merchantable output of the mrne at the rate
of five  cents  per ton.
The person operating the min6 shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not biting operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will mcli.de the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purc.iase whatever
available surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of 110.00 an
For full Information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion  Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
will  be In Ladner every Friday
from 10:30 a.m.  to 6:30 p.m.
Office   over   Delta   Mercantile
Vancouver office:   641  Granville
Vessels  With  a  History  Put  "Op  at
Auction    at    Victoria���Robert
Stevenson's  Yacht Sold.
VICTORIA, June 27���Very low
prices were realized by the Victoria
Sealing Company for the vessels of
the fleet sold by auction here yesterday. The property has greatly depreciated ln value \during the year
that the boats have _(pt been in use;
The Vera was bought in by Mr. J.
Boscowitz for $2100, and the Mark-
land for $1900. No bids were received for the Otto. Llbby, Dora, Seward.
Oscar and Hattle, Allie I��� or Alger.
The following were the other sales
Thirty-two chronometers at an
average of $18 each.
Zella May, $950. Chris Endresen &
Co.,  Aberdeen,  Wash.
Ida Etta, $500, Mr. A. J. Bechtel.
Casco, $900, Mr. A. Arnett, Clayo-
Mary Taylor, $200, Mr. A. J. Bechtel, Victoria.
Victoria, $400, Mr. A. J. Bechtel.
Viva, $150, Mr. E. Ulin, Victoria-
Saucy Lass, $275, Capt. Jacobson.
Ocean Rover, $225, Mr. Joyce, Victoria.
A Handsome Profit.
Despite these low prices the Vlc-
toriu Scaling Company is not at all
likely to lose anything on its Investment of $438,000. For this sum it
purchased from the original owners,
not only thc vessels, but also the
claims against the Dominion government for loss of business through the
cessation of the industry, and the
payment of this claim is expected to
yield a  handsome  profit.
Do You Need
Lace Curtains?
If so, see us Saturday or
Monday. Your choice of
any Curtain up to $4.00 a
pair, on Saturday and
Monday only, at, Per Pair
Phone 39 Ladner, B. C.
Goods Delivered to all parts of the town.
Corner Westham and Delta
Favorite Resort for Automobile Parties il
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
T>0_.L   on,    thou   deep   and   dark   blue
*���"       mean-roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee In
Man marks the earth with ruin; his control
Stops, wtth the shore.   Upon the watery
The wrecks are all thy deed, nor doth
A shadow of man's ravage, save hls own.
When for a moment, like a drop of rain.
He sinks Into thy depths witb bubbling
Without   a   grave,   unknelled,   uncofllned
and unknown.
rpHE  armaments  which  thunder strike
A        the walls
Of   rock   built   cities,    bidding   nations
And monarchs tremble In their capitals:
The   oak   leviathans,   whose   huge   ribs
Their clay creator the vain title take
Of lord of thee, and arbiter of war���
These are thy toys, and as the snowy
They melt Into the yeast of waves which
Alike   the   armada's   prtde   or   spoils   of
���Lord Byron
Delta Hotel.
R.   E.  and  Mrs.   Austin,  Vancouver.
Thos.  Rowe, Vancouver.
Prank  Chapman,  Vancouver.
John Bath, Seattle.
Wm.   Kirkland   and   wife,   South
John A. Grant, New Westminster.
George C. Pitts, New Westminster.
Miss Anderson, Vancouver.
Miss  Metcalfe,  Vancouver.
C.  A.  McKlllop,  Vancouver. j
F. W. Killison. Vancouver.
George Connell, Vancouver.
V. M. C. X.  Scott, Vancouver.
I.ixIm-t Hotel.
S. J. O'Neill, Vancouver.
J.  Ferguson, Vancouver.
A. Law, Vancouver,
R. A. Smith. Vernon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ahbison, Vancouver.
F. Tl. Pettitti Vancouver.
James Real, Xew Westminster.
Mrs.  J,  A.  Donahue,  Vancouver.
Miss  McQingan,  Vancouver.
James Good, New Westminster.
John Simmis, Vernon.
EBURNE, Point Grey, June 21.���
Th- Board of Trade hel*d a special
meeting in its rooms in the Gordon
block on Friday evening, and after
he.arir.ig the plane of the Coops Piano
Company to locate ln the district,
promised the promoted their unofficial support.  .
This is the French-Canadian town which was burned down  last  week,  together  with  the  Cathedral    and
schools, factories and other buildings to be seen in the picture. THE DELTA TIMES
SEATTLE, July 4���That Judge
Cornelius H, Hanford, of the United
States circuit court for the western
district of Washington, frequently
nodded, closed his eyes, and acted
drowsiiy, both on and off the
bench, is an admitted fact today.
Witnesses called iu "behalf of the
judge yesterday afternoon, however,
strongly denied that these were
evidences of intoxication, but attributed them to a peculiar habit of
the judge which they thought was
brought about hy worry, overwork,
und age. Ten witnesses yesterday
afternoon followed the morning session. Charles Zimmerman, a bartender, furnished the strongest evidence against the judge, while former Judge Thomas Burke of the
territorial supreme court of Washington, and Dr. Park Weed Willis,
personal friends of Judge Hanford,
gave the accused judge a most favorable bill of health as to sobriety,
ability, integrity and industry.
Dr. M. A. Mathewe, .moderator of
tho Presbyterian church testified
that he never saw Judge llanfo-d
take a drink except occasionally at
New Wheat on Market,
WALLA WALLA, July 4���Newly
threshed '-rain it-, being offered in
siiiaii ytiantiues. The iirst ot the
crop went at 7 0 cents i'.o.b. the grain
being Jenkin'S club No. i wheat.
Construction Being Bushed,
WENATCHEE, July 4--Construction is proceeding rapidly on the
Wenatchee-Oroville line of the Great
Northern, and the prediction made
last winter that trains will be running in the summer of 1913 bids
fair to be fulfilled. More than five
hundred men are at work along the
lines and more are engaged every
Acquire Timber Limit.
SNOHOMISH, July 4���T. H. Williams & Co., will not retire from
the timber and lumber business
when their timber near Snohomish
is exhausted. They have acquired
50,000,000 feet of timber on the
Tacoma & Eastern, about twenty-
five miles from Tacoma, and will
at once begin putting up a shingle
mill, to be followed later by a saw
mill. They expect to have their
-shingle mill operating in sixty days.
Is  Useful.
WALLA WALLA, July 4���Mrs.
Anna Christensen, awaiting trial at
Pasco on the charge of murdering
her husband, is acting as trained
nurse for a fellow prisoner and het
jailer, both of whom are ill. She
is caring for Lottie Davis, a larceny
prisoner, and W. J. Honeycutt, the
county jailer, spending most of her
time preparing dainty dishes to
-tempt their appetites.
Party Tenders  Resignations.
EDMONDS, July 4���The local
branch of the Socialist party has
lianded in to the county officials of
Snohomish county the resignations
of Oeorgo M. Leyda, elected city
clerk, and J. N. Janeway, elected *_.
member of the school board last fall.
It is understood that the county
superintendent will reappoint them
regardless of the wishes of the Socialists.
For Valor.
SEATTLE, July 4���Newton Johns
the plucky colored boy who saved
six lives at the Coleman dock accident May 19 has been presented
with a handsome gold medal by the
Inland Navigation Company. The
presentation was made in the private office of Genersl Manager
Frank E. Burns, in the presence of
��� the officials of the company. Mr.
Burns made a short speech, commending Johns' heroic action in
leaping into the icy waters of the
sound, remaining there until every
person in peril had been removed to
Mimic Battle's Injuries.
.TACOMA, July 4���At a performance of The Conquest of Mexico,
staged in tho Stadium before an
audience of more than 25,000, five
participants in the spectacle were
injured by the backfiring of a large
cannon and the discharge of a musket in the face of one of the victims.
Three were seriously injured and
two slightly. The most seriously
hurt was C. Richter, of the U. S. S.
Oregon, now in the Tacoma harbor.
He sustained a badly burned face,
neck and breast from the cannon
explosion. .Toe Telodico was badly
burned about the nock and his right
forearm was badly lacerated. Geo.
Vlgner received ft full charge of
black powder on the right side ot
his face, head and neck. He probably will be scaried for life.
Mrs.   Harvard's   Licence.
TACOM9, July 4���The state medical board will meet shortly to consider the revocation of the medical
license of Dr. Linda Burfleld Haz-
zard. The law compels the board
to revoke the license of a physician
convicted of an offense Involving
moral turpitude, but when the board
met on Thursday to take up the
case, E. D. Karr, of Seattle, who appeared in her behalf, argued that
Dr. Hazzard could not be considered
convicted, as she had appealed, and
that until the suprem'c -court passes
on her appeal her status will not be
Home Course
Road Making
II.���Advantages of Im- ,.
proved Roads.
Director Office of Public Roads,
United States Department
of Agriculture.
Copyright by American Press Association, 1-12.
NO road Is as expensive as a bad
road. We spend about $100,-
000,000 a year on our roads,
aud they are costing us iu addition a bad roads tax of at least
$250,000,000 annually. It actually costs
tho average farmer as much to haul a
bushel of wheat from bis farm to the
railroad as It does to ship It from
New Vork to Liverpool, 3,100 miles.
The loss lo the people of the United
Slates annually ou account of bad
roads would more than pay for their
general ami widespread Improvement
The burden of bad roads bears heavily  upon  the  shoulders of the entire
COQ'TXTJ-AM,   June   29.���The   rate
of   taxation   for   the   municipality   of
Coquitlam  this year will  be  14.37 on
improved  lands with  a rebate of two
mills if paid on the date set.   This ts
approximately a rise of two mills on
the previous*rate.    Wild  lands are to
be   taxed   at   20   mills  as   against   15
mills -last  year.    It  is calculated  that
the rates fixed would bring ln a rev-
.��n_e  of  $100,000.    The  tax rate  was
artruck as above at the weekly meeting of the council held or. Thursday,
"Reeve Mar? presiding.
people, for such roads diminish the
profits of the farmer because he must
haul fewer, loads, make fewer trips
and market bis products when the
roads are passable aud not when
prices are best They are a burden
which compels the consumer ln the
city to pay heavily, not to swell the
farmer's earnings, but to help the
farmer to pay the money value of the
absolute waste of energy and property
due to bad roads.
There would be an Immediate and
tangible saving by road Improvement
iu reducing the cost of hauling. How
much this saving would amount to in
dollars and cents would depend upon
the character and extent of tbe im
provement and the amount of traffic
passing over tbe road.
Iu 1908 the railroads of the United
States handled about 800.000.000 tons
of freight originating on the respective railroads. Of this amount about
20f*,000,000 tons represented agricultural, forest and miscellaneous products, all of which moved over the
country roads at Initial or terminal
points or both.
The average haul from farms to
shipping points In the United States
Is about nine nnd one-quarter miles.
! The average cost of hauling on the
country roads is about 23 cents per
ton per mile. The total cost of haul
Ing '_ti5,000.000 tons would therefore
be about $2.10 per ton, or a total of
The possibilities of saving by the
improvement of the roads may be understood when we compare Ibe cost of
banting In Germany. France nnd Eng
land with the cost of batlPng in this
country. The average in i!i"se three
countries Is about 10 cents per ton per
mile, aud in many cases It is as low as
7 cents. If we cut the rate in the
United States exactly In half by tbe
Improvement of our main roods we
would Htlll be l'._ cents over the aver
ago for the three European countries
named. If we could do this It follows
that our annual saving would be in
the neighborhood of $880,000,000 on
hauling alone.
Tho wear and tear ou horses and
vehicles due to bad roads may seem a
trivial matter until we take into consideration the fact that there ure about
25.000.000 horses and mules lu tbe
United States, valued at $2,770,000,000.
and about 1.500-000 carriages, buggies
and wagons, valued at about $83,000.-
000. If by the Improvement of tbe
roads tbe vehicles would lust one year
longer and if one-tenth of tbe amount
paid out for repairs were saved the re
sultant sum would run far into the
Property Is much more valuable on
an Improved road than on an unimproved road This increase in the value of the land adjacent to tbe improved road has been sufficient In many
Vises to pay for the Improvement. An
effort has been made to estimate the
general Increase In land values due to
Improved roads, and the average has
been placed at somewhere between $2
and $9 per acre. There are positively
thousands of examples where farms
nave been sold at an increase of from
$50 to $200 Per sere over their value
liefore road Improvement.
An investigation recently made In
Ohio shows tbat there are sixteen agricultural counties In tbe state tbat
bave leas than 10 per cent of tbe roads
Improved, while there are forty-five
agricultural counties tbat have more
than 10 per cent Improved. The average price of farm lands ln tbe sixteen
counties, according to the report of the
United States census, was $48.50 per
acre, while the average price of land
ln the forty-five counties was $65.79
per acre. In other words, the average
price of farm lauds in the good road
counties was $17.29, or 35 per cent
more than in the poor road counties.
Wben we consider tbe fact that there
are 873.000,000 acres of farm lands ln
the United States the possibilities
along this line are rather startling.
Even assuming that the land would
be increased only $5 an acre tbe total
enhancement on farm lands alone
would be $4.3flT).0O0.0OO.
Improved roads will yield an additional Income by enabling the farmer
to cultivate with profit land which
otherwise would be less profitably employed.
There are about 400,000.000 acres of
unimproved farm laud in the United
States. An average annual profit of
50 cents an acre ou this land would
menu a net gain to the wealth of the
United States of $200,000,000 a year.
Truck products and small fruits must
be delivered quickly to market If any
profit is to be realized. Truck nnd
I small fruit fai ius cannot be maintained
with profit if a long haul over bnd
roads intervenes between them and
the railroad station A network of
first class hard smooth roads will almost immediately increase the number
of truck, fruit and dairy farms in any
community. While the average value
of wheat per acre Is only $7.03 and
corn $S.72, the average value of vegetables per acre is about $40 and of
small fruits $80,
There is n steady trend of population from the country to the city, nnd
this may be attributed to some extent
to bad roads. During the ten year period 18-6-1900 the cities gained 2,174,
000 more people than the country. In
1800 only 16.1 per cent of the population lived in cities, in 1000 the city
population represented about 31 per
cent of the total, ami uow It ls probably about 45 per cent
With hundreds of millions of acres
of land uncultivated we have the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of human beings crowded into the cities,
while year after year the human tide
rolls restlessly ln from the country to
furnish more consumers and decrease
the number of producers.
To prove that a relation exists between the question of population and
roads the following illustration may be
In twenty-five counties selected from
eastern, southern, western and northwestern states It has been found tbat
only IV- per cent of roads were improved in 1904. These same counties
show an actual decrease ln population
averaging 3.112 for each county for the
ten year period 1890-1900. Tweuty-flve
other counties located ln tbe same
states containing 40 per cent of improved roads show an actual Increase
In population for each county of 81,005
Whether good roads cause good
schools, or vice versa, it is true tbat
tbey exist together and that one of the
most Important reasons for their improvement is tbeir effect on school attendance ln the country. If the country schools are to bave a maximum efficiency ln training and Instruction the
children must be afforded facilities for
reaching them. Witb improved roads
the graded school and the consolidated
school will replace the little one room
one teacher schools so prevalent in
many sections of tbe country.
The possibilities of a region of improved  roads  are  made apparent  by
many examples of schools which operate wagons regularly, which guther up
the pupils and carry them to and from
school. Wben the roads are placed In
such condition as to muke this practice
general a tremendous Impetus will be
given to education In the United States.
To Illustrate this phase of tbe subject the following example may be
cited: In live states conspicuous for
their good roads there was in 1904 nn
uverage school attendance of 77.13 per
rent, while in five other states having
exceptionally bad roads tbe average
was only 59.10 per cent. Furthermore,
lt hns been ascertained tbat ln tbe five
states baring an exceptionally blgb
percentage of Improved roads tbe white
illiterates formed only three-quarters
of 1 per cent of the total population,
while ln tbe five states wblcb showed
a scarcely appreciable amount of road
Improvement tbe white Illiterates formed 4*V. per cent of the total population,
n percentage six and a third times as
great as In tbe former case.
Generally speaking, the arrival of delegates at Chicago for the Republican Nat.onal Convention, was much of a Calotnumplan parade,
with little respect for the dignity and responsibilities of trie great, gathering. The advent of the Blaine Clu'b���the delegates from Ohio, with
headquarter- at Cincinnati���was a trifle different. They were all dressed ln black morning coats, with white top hats, after the manner of
the late distinguished Ohio Republican statesmain, John C. Blaine.
They marched in fours with officers on the flank of the parade, a very
orderly looking crowd; a tribute at once to the good sense of the Ohio
people, and the memory of their former leader.
++*fflatc��s a Specialty ��*/%*.
fob ana
HANEY, June 29.���The Water bylaw which was voted or. by the people of Ma-pile Ridge on Tuesday, June
18, was carrid by an overwhelming
majority and this act will therefore
bo placed on the statute books after
the next meeting of the council.
The ratepayers cast 90 votes for
an'd 12 against the measure. As tihe
bylaw affected scarcely anyone outside oif the town of Haney the voting
at the Hammond and Whonr.ock polls
was very light. Two-thirds of the
votes oast against the bylaw were
polled at Hammond, tlhere being eight
against it there to 18 in favor of the
act Ths following ls the vote as recorded:
For   Against
Haney 63 2
Whonnock   9 2
Hammond    18 8
Total   80 12
The reason for the measure is that
as a water company called the Port
Haney Water Works Company had
establh-hetl a waterworks in Haney, It
was deemed advisaible to pass a law
governing the laying of pipes, tearing up the streets and to give wha"
protection to the company they were
entitled to.
CHILLIWACK, July 2.���The voters of Chilliwack decided Friday at
the by-law election held here to float
bonds for $100,000 for the purchase
by the city of the Elk Creek waterworks. The by-law providing for that
amount was passed almost three tc
one, the vote being 89 for and 3'
against the by-law. The purchase
price of the company will be greater
than $100,000, but the balance will
be raised on a mortgage.
At the same time the water by-law
was carried the ratepayers voted to
leave Young street as it is, and the
$5000 asked for widening it was refused. The vote on the project was
47 for and 73 against.
the Water Superinteadint
Requests the public not to wiste
water during the testing that
is going on along the pipe
jjdeton Lumber Co.
Can Supply All Kinds of
Fir, Cedar and
Spruce Lumber
There is no reason for any shortage of lumber in the Delta.
Mills midway between Ladner and Port Guichon.
Season 1912
Thoroughbred Sire "Hawser," 1>899, recently imported from Ireland, will stand for the season at Hastings Park, Vancouver,
"Hawser" is a bay, 16.1 high, registered under the Department
of Agriculture  in  Ireland.
He ls a winner under National Hunt Rules and a first prize winner at all shows exhibited. His stock are all prize winners at different shows all over Ireland. He combines the best tsaying biood at
the stud. He has proved a fruitful and sound breeder. His Sire
"Prince Charles" by "Pride of Prussia," and Dam "Revenue Cutter"
by "Gunboat." Gunboat by "Sir Hercules." "Hawser" Is only three
generations descended from the famous "Sir Hercules."
Pee of 140.00 charged. Every care taken, but owner not responsible for accidents.
113 Bank of Ottawa Building
Vancouver, B. C.
juettei heads
Bills of
Call and See Samples
The Delta Tt-ose la pm
Saturday from tt*
Ladner. B.C.    3. D.
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