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Volume 7
jleeiiuit llt,:-' '" Municipal Hall on  Will Be Established  By  Vancouyei
Nomination Hay Was j Syndicate uu Some 480'
Interesting. Acres.
u, | |i ;iii.) ratepayers were present
at\he |just-nomination meeting held
last Monday to hear the different
candidates for the municipal hon-
cri*. outline the issues on which they
duue to be elected. The meeting
Vit one of the most interesting
evei bold in the municipality.
Councillor W. A. Kirkland, who
ib seeking the office of reeve, stated
that he believed ail road work in the
municipality should be let by ten-
'���'.. . by public auction. This in
Ins opinion was the cheapest and
best n-ay to get good roads. He further advocated that all of the road
v.oi it -sliculd be done by resident
ratepayers under the direct super-
,-..,:. ol   the road  foreman.
il is very anxious to see Delta.
municipality leading the way over
its neighbors, and would take steps
Immediately to see that this was accomplished.
He suited that he had been resident of Delta for 30 years and
knew just What the municipality!
needed most and as he had been In
the council for four years he knew
all of the needs of that body.
Councillor A. D. Patterson, also
seeking the office of the reeve, said
that lie believed the business affairs
of the municipality could be put on
a better working basis. He be-
lleved that all business would be
closed up and cleared away by the
tirst of the year. He thought that
iiiore work could be accomplished
for the amount of money spent.
If possible he would see that a
reduction would be made in the
taxes. He would give every employee in the municipality a fair
trial and a fair chance, and not discharge them until they were found
n -I capable.
The  different  candidates  for  the I
council seats each spoke very briefly giving an outline of their platforms.
To be turned into one of the most
magnificent private cemeteries in
America, a tract of wooded land,
450 acres in extent, has been secured at English Bluff by a syndicate
of Vancouver capitalists. This information has been furnished The
Delta Times on creditable authority.
An eminent landscape artist will be
employed to determine the manner
in which the cemetery will be laid
cut, but it has already been decided
that the trees shall not be ruthlessly!
slashed, rather that they shall bei
made to lend themselves to the
beauty of the place.
Lots will be double the ordinary
size; curved roadways will be put
in, conforming to a universal plan.
Owing to the close proximity of
gravel and other materials the cost
of building the roads will be comparatively small. Cement vaults will
be used, and everything in connection with the cemetery will be modern and up-to-date.
The syndicate selected the site at
English Bluff, it is understood, after
investigating the entire Lower Mainy
laud district. They were influenced
to a degree by fact that the Ladner-
Woodward's ferry is now in opera-1
tion, and by the probability of the
ultimate extension of the .B C. E. R.
across Lulu Island  and into Delta.
$1-00 A YEAR.
lioanl of Trade Appoints Delegates   Provincial   School     Inspector   Sulli-
to (;<>nier with Government
On Wednesday, January 14, at
12 noon, Annie Abigal Skinner was
united in matrimony to Edwin Albin
James Atyco, both of Ladner.
Promptly to the hour and leaning
upon the arm of her brother-in-law,
the bride came In beautifully gowned in silk marquette and carrying
a bouquet of chrysanthemums. She
���'- as 'ril by her sister, Mrs. F.
��� whilst R. J. E. Brodie sup-
I Ti"i| ilie groom. Standing under
arch of evergreens and car-
' itions, the ceremony was conduct-
��� I b>  Rev. C. Wellesley Whittaker,
ii Miss M. Green presiding at the
. ano, Alter an excellent luncheon
Mr. and Mrs. Atyco left for San
: ego, Cal., where for the present
they will make their home.
I) |: \ x | s���MONTGOM EK Y.
A quiet wedding was solemnized
on Wednesday, January 14, at Sea
View, I.adner, when Barbara,
daughter of Mr. Donald Montgomery was united in marriage to John
Leonard, son of George Dennis, of
East DeHa. Rev. J. J. Hastie was
the officiating clergyman. The
bride was attended ty her sister
Helen, whiie the groom was sup-
poru-.l by his brother George. On
their r'tnrn from a short honey-
Toon trip Mr. and Mrs. Dennis will
���"wide in East Delta.
Telegrams     Will   Re   Received  Hy
Delta Telephone Company for
The Delta Telephone Co-J have!
lust completed working arrange-
""'"' �� ith the Western Union Tele-
-���"������i-li Co. ut Colebrook whereby
'neli subsorlben by calling the
"tent at Colebrook can have a nies-
J��Be transmitted over the Western
1 "inn's lines, which enables them
'" send messages to any part of the
The charges for the calls will be
"l"1 '" the Individual by the agent
;i1 Colebrook and will be collected
'"    : li the Delta Telephone office.
rhe citizens and merchants of
Udner are feeling very grateful toi
'li" telephone company over the
;'"��� "������������������ uts   as   It   giv-eB  them   a
liny Market  Mny Be Due for Slump
���Oats  Are Steady  and  Po.
tiitoes  l-'irmer.
The outlook in the hay market is
not considered especially bright at
present. E.even dollars a ton is the
ruling quotation. It is stated that
Washington farmers have large
stocks on hand which may be shipped into this province, causing a
sag. Hay has been leaving Delta
steadily since the end of the harvest,
and tbe amount in the barns at present is estimated as being only average, considering the stage of the
The price obtained for hay this
year is the lowest for some time. In
January. 1909, the 1908 crop was
selling for $10, but there was a tig
jump the following August when
the new hay came in. In 1906 bay
was $6.50 a ton, oats at the same
time se ling for $30. In previous
years an average price for hay waa
$7. Taking this off-hand, one might
say that the farmer should feel satisfied with $11 a ton, and he would
be, perhaps, were it not that both
taxes and wages have increased
considerably in the past  ten years.
As it is the trend is decidedly
aw.y from hay and grain farming,
and toward dairying, which never
was more attractive than at the
present time, milk shippers in Delta
at present receiving 23 cents a gallon.
The out market, which ls governed in British Columbia chiefly by*
conditions in Alberta, is steady, with
$23 a ton being paid. The quality
of oats produced in Delta is exceptionally high, and practically the
entire crop commands the top-notch
Potatoes have been somewhat,
firmer during the past few days,
notwithstanding the prediction that
they are due for a slump. Lpcal,
growers have average stocks In storage. ��� '
One estimate mnde of the produc-
tlon of these three commodities ln
Delta the past yeur is hay, 15,000
tons, oats 12,000 to 15,000 tons,
spuds 2ii,000 tons. Of necessity,
however, such figures can only be
With the increasing of traffic
over the Ladncr-Woodward Landing ferry the Board of Trade of
Ladner at its regular meeting held
last Monday evening in the municipal hall, appointed a delegation to
go before the provincial government to get a grant of money to
make some much needed improvements on the terry service.
.Mr. K. J. MacKenzie, M.P.P., who'
addressed the meeting on the service of tlle ferry, said that the traffic of the ferry demanded a much
better service and that the board
was justified in going before the
government after  the grant.
The delegates that were appointed are Reeve Benson, D. B. Grant,
H. J. Hutcheson, D. A. McKee, president of the Board of Trade, and S.
W. Fisher, secretary of the board.
These men will go to Victoria as
60on as Mr. MacKenzie can fix the
date  with  government officials.
It was decided to hold the annual
banquet ilome time in the neai)
future, which will be open to the
ladies, as in the past. A resolution
adopted in connection with the banquet was that no liquors would appear on the tables. The committee
on arrangements are: Mr. E. L.
Berry, Dr. A. A. King, Councillor W.
A. Kirkland, Mr. E. T. Calvert and
Mr. D. B. Grant.
Mr. MacKenzie in speaking of the
River road, assured the meeting that
il a delegation was appointed to appear before the provincial government in teha'.f of the road, that it
would get a good hearing. He was
very 'confident that something
would be done to improve the road,
if the board of trade would take the
necessary steps.
vim   Pays   Visit   to  This
Provincial School Inspector Sullivan of Vancouver is visiting the
schools of Ladner on Tuesday of this.
week seemed to be .entirely satisfied
with all the work that is being carried on. He was especially pleased
with the work of the entrance class,
under the direction of Mr. A. M.
What met with his most hearty
approval was the fact that there are
a large number preparing to write
on the entrance examinations, which
will be held in the early spring.
Mr. Sullivan thought that the accommodations that were in the
local high school were equal to any
of the towns of the size of Ladner
in the province.
Large  Vote and Several Close Contest* Is Prediction Commonly Heard.
Five  Hundred  Acres  Inundated on
Westham  Island  Because of
Defective Box.
A flood box in the Kirkland dyke
on Westham Island went out on
Wednesday night and owing to high
tides antl wind of great velocity,
some five hundred acres of farming
land were inundated. The dyke lan
be repaired with the outlay of $100
it is stated.
Aside from this occurrence, local
dykes have done valiant service
through the high tides of t-Jie past
two months. The drainage system
has also worked well through a
period of abnormal rainfall.
bet i
���idvantage   to   communicate
*Hh iIn. outside world than heretofore.
v' * Deltn Will Make Early Trip to
New  Westminster on
1 I -ring the fact that Friday
���"'' day nt New Westminster,
i-S.   New  Delta   that   plys  be-
here and that city, while the
��� earner    Transfer Is on  the ways,
11  leavo at  7.30  o'clock  ln     the
|nor,l|ng Instead of 8.30 o'clock, aa
nedula  calls  for,   arriving   in
westmlnit-W in plenty of time
j ' ''s passengers to do their trad-
��.?'    The   Sonoma   will     take   the
��l6veston run on Friday.
DAWSON, Y. T, Jan. 15.���This
is the mildest winter on record in
the Yukon. The temperature continues near zero with only one dny
when it touched forty below und
tbat only for a quick dip several
weeks ago. That the Japanese current has been deflectd is suspected
r.s the cause of this unusually mild
season. Travel routes up the
White river from Dawson continue
good with both horse and dog
EDMONDS, Jan. 15.���K. Munroe
and Carl Law convicted of assualt
on Mr. Paul Gartlan on Hastings
street, East, at the beginning of the
month were fined $20 and costs ln
the Burnaby police court yesterday.
Decision was reserved for a week in
the case of R. V. Vaughn, of Jubilee, charged with the unlawful possession of a tricycle.
Duchesnay Packing Company's Plant
Is Busy���Shipment to White-
horse,  Y.T.
In an effort to catch up with tha
orders, which have been piling up
Tast of late, the Duchesnay Packing
Company's plant has been operating night and day during the past
ten days. This week a large ship<-
ment has been got in shape foi*
transmission on the Princess May td
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Ther
boat leaves Vancouver today.
Manager Turner expressed his dissatisfaction with the small quarters/
in which the plant is now contained
and states that    at an early date' j
larger premises will have to be se-i
I cured.
New Westminster.
Mayor A. W. Gray re-elected over
J. J. Johnston by a majority of 241.
Grav 1316; Johnston 1075 votes.
Council���J. S. Bryson. 1681; T.
S. Annandale, 1581; W. Dodd, 1244;
T. H. Smith. 1153: J. B. Jardlne,
1124; A. E. Kellington 1005; E.
Goulet, 901. Aid. Henley was defeated with a vote of 824.
School Trustees���T. J. Trapp, Dr.
T. B. Green, Mrs. S. A. Gilley, Dr.
P. D. MacSween.
Port Moody
Mayor P. D. Roe, re-elected over
Dr. R. C. Cartwright by 51 majority.
Roe 200; Cartwright 149.
Council���W. D. McKay, J. H. McLean, A. B. White, John Taylor, J.
H. McNeice, A. G. Maude.
Port  Coquitlam.
Mayor���J, R. Mackenzie elected
I over Mayor Mars by a majority of
129.      Mackenzie  203:   Mars  174.
Council���Aid. R. C. Galer, A. W.
i Keith, R. O'Hanley. Aid. D. E.
Welcher and R. W. Hawthorne.
School Trustees���Mrs. J. Smith,
Arthur Mars.
Mayor A. E. Planta re-elected
over 3. Hodgkinson.
Mayor���H. J. Barber elected by
Council���R. A. Atkins, 154; Robt.
Bnnford  316;  C. E.  Eckert 193;  S.
McGillivray 245;  C. TL Reeve, 257;
II. Nelems defeated with 164 votes.
Mayor���Alex. Stewart elected hy
a majority of 2104 over Aid. Glea-
Council���Messrs. Porter. Todd,
Bell, McNeill, McCnndless, Dilworth,
Fullerton, O'Kell, Cuthbert and Sargent.
Prince   Rupert.
Ex-mayor S. M. Newton elected
over Mavor Pattullo by n mijority
of 86.
j     Mayor���If. McKinnon.
Distress and Disaster by Land and
Sea in New England
BOSTON, Jan. 14.���North Pole
weather rushed down on New England in a mile a minute gale yesterday, causing distress on land and
disaster at sea.
The John Paul sank in Nantucket
Sound while being towed by the
revenue cutter Acushnet, which had
picked her up abandoned. Not a
word has been heard from her crew
of six. It is feared they have been
The British schooner Greta has
mysteriously vanished.
VERNON, Jan. 14.���Land owners
to the south of Vernon in the Ellison district held a public meeting
at which resolutions to Hon. W. R.
Ross, Minister of Lands, were unanimously passed, asking the Government to have the head waters of
Scotty Creek surveyed, for the purpose of constructing a reservoir for
irrigation use in the Ellison district,
so as to insure better farming.
There is very little water at the
present time when it is most needed.
VICTORIA, Jan. 14.���The Hon.
Dr. H. E. Young has Just received
information from the botanical office, Vancouver, of the presentation
of a large collection to the Provln
cial Herbarium. The donor is Mr.
Eli Wilson, B.A., principal of the
High school at Armstrong, and the
collection consists of considerably
over one thousand herbarium specimens collected from various parte
of the province.
A delightful musical recital was
given last evening In the McNeely
hftll by the Misses Cave-Browne-
Cnve of New Westminster, and Miss
Maude Scruby of Vancouver. All of
the numbers were well rendered
nnd were pleasing to the large number that was in attendance. The recital was given under the auspicea
of the local W. C. T. U.
That there will be a large vote
polled today and that the contest
between Messrs. Paterson and Kii it-
land for the reeveship ivill bo a
close one, Is tbe prediction commonly made about town. With nine
candidates out for the council, some
pretty contests for the five seats ore
The men put in nomination on
Monday were: William A, Kirkland
and Alexander D. Paterson for
reeve; and for the council, William
J. Brandrith, Chris Brown, Robert
A. Coleniifn, C. H. Davies, Joseph:
Harris, Seymour Huff, Hanford
Lewis, Samuel Morley, and Jainesi
A. Savage. It is a noteworthy fact
that every candidate is a fanner.
Voting begins at nine o'clock inthe morning and continues to seven
o'clock in the evening. The returning officer is N. A. McDiarmid.
The polling booths are the council chamber, Ladner; school house,
East Delta; M. Standbridge's residence, Strawberry Hill; ai_4 the
post office, Annieville.
Delta {partners Planning a Farmers'
Exchange���Selling Agency
The annual convention of the B.
C. Stockbreeders' Association will
be held in the Empress hotel, Victoria, January 29 and 30. A good
programme Is being prepared and
interesting sessions are assured.
-farmers   Should   .Semi   Seed   Grain
Samples  to   Dominion   Seed
Lnbratory,  Calgary.
VANCOUVER,   Jan.   15.���At   the
annual  meting  of   the shareholders
I of the Bank of Vancouver the presl-
I dent of the bank announced that at
the  present  time     negotiations   are
I pending in connection with an amal-
| gamation   with   one   of   the   strong
i banks In Canada, but as matters had
j not progressed   far enougn  to war-
i rant  a   definite   announcement,   the
I shareholders, by    unanimous    vote,
decided to adjourn the meeting until
March   17   next   at   the  same   hour
and place.
fe," 1
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t-     ���)'��� ���
A.  W.  GRAY.
Re-elected  Mayor    of  Westminster.
"Now is the time for farmers to
consider the question of a good seed
grain supply tor next sprfhg," is
the announcement of the seeding
section of the Dominion Department
of Agriculture.
"The greater part of the grain in
the West was harvested under ideal
conditions last fall, and little difficulty should be met with in getting
seed of strong vitality. Notwitu-
stauding this, there are some individuals, and even sections of the
Western provinces that were uot so
fortunate at harvest time and now
have seed of doubtful vitality in
their  granaries   for  spring  seeding.
"Seed of strong vitality makes a
good start, he.ps to keep down the
weeds, and finally gives a big
yield, while seed of poor vitality is
a sure loss."
"Therefore, every farmer who has
ieason to suspect the vitality of his
seed should send samples to the
Dominion government seed laboratory, ca.gary, ror a germination
test. In order that the report of this
test niuy be of the greatest value
to the sender, preparatory to this
sending samples be should first
clean his seed as for seeding. Too
ctten seed that is budly contaminated with weed seed ls sown. Every
year the portion of Western wheat
end oats which contains wild oats
Ib increasing. Such grain must take
a lower grade because no satisfactory method of separating it has
teen devised.
���samples of tiax containing ftr-
teen per cent, of weed seed are only
too common; this amounts to approximately 200 bushels of waste
per car. When the cost of threshing, handling and freight on this
useless material Is added to the loss
occasioned by the injury to the
growlrg crop, the net profit per
acre   is   very  materially  lessened.
"Flax Is the most badly contaminated seed which the farmer sows,
and since It Is usually sown on new
Breaking, his land is practically
ruined a*t the start. Farmers who
have clean farms, or farms free
from some of the most troublesome
weeds���wild oats, stink weed, false
flax, ball mustard, tumbling mustard, etc.-���should be very careful
to sow only clean seed.
"The seed laboratory of Calgary
Is at the disposal of the farmer or
the public, and it Is hoped that they
wii make use of it in their qffortl
to c'y. ita a ;.:: I   uuply.
'In former years most of tbe samples bine come in to be tested In
March and April, overtaxing the
capacity Of the laboratory and sometimes canning a delay in reporting
on the samples. It is therefore urged that samples he KOI in as early
us possible to avoid this delay and
to enable the farmer to replace his
seed, which he finds unfit for use."
Delta fanners and business men
who have been agitating for the establishment here of some sort of
Farmers' Exchange or co-operative
concern where the farmer could
i luce ills goods with tlie assuranco
that the best possib.o prices would
be obtained tor tbem, seem in a fair
way to the realization of their
dreams, providing the tentative
plans of a number of prominent;
tocai gentlemen actually material-*)
ize. Whether they do or not ilea
wholly and solely with the farmers',
themselves as a number of prominent citizens, who have been at tho,
head of just such concernB in other
parts ot the Dominion, are quite
willing to organize such an exchange
if they are assured of the hearty
support and co-operation of the
producer, in the venture.
For years the lack of a proper central selling agency has been one of
the big drawbacks to the development of this section, and agitation
for some such form of organization,
has been commenced at various
times, but the project, for lack of a
proper business head, never reafly,
reached completion.
Ladner, with its undoubted advantages as a grain and produce-
growing centre would be an idea^
spot for such an agency and no hot-*.
ter investment could be entered into either by the farmer or the business man.
Prices are never steady under
present conditions aud the usual
method now followed Is for the producer to accept whatever price ia
offered him, and thankful he is tq
get that at times. Proper organiza?
ticn would eliminate much of the
present unsatisfactory state of-
things and it sincerely hoped that
the present agitation towards tnif*
end will not cease until conditions)
are very considerably bettered.
"The Parson's Vacation" Will Be An
Event in Locnl Theatrical
Monday evening, January 26, the
popular organization, the Ladner
Amateur and Dramatic Society will
present that laughable comedy, "Tha
Parson's Vacation," in the McNeely
Hall. As the cast ls practising very
faithfully for the coming event it)
| promises to surpass anything that
the society has every staged.
All of the scenery that will be
used Is being secured especially for
this play, and wi.l be equal to soma
of  the high class attractions.
The cast of characters includes
many of the member^ that have
given themselves credit at other performances given by the society.
| Directors of Delta  Agricultural  Society  Meet���Shade Trees  tQ      !
Be  Planted.
Matters in connection with the
annual fair were dealt with at a
meeting of the Delta Agricultural*
Society directorate, held on Janu-t
ary 8. F. J. Green, S. Morley and
J. Guichon were appointed a committee to handle the prize liatA
while W. Thornby, Dr. Wilson and
W. J. Fredericks were made the
hall and grounds committee. /
In the corner of the grounds last
year plowed up, it was decided to
plant shade trees. Native maples
will be used for the most part.
The secretary was instructed to
make arrangements for the renting
to the Ladner Drag Hunt Club, with
the usual restrictions, of the grounds
outside the race track oval.
The chair was occupied by President D. A. McKee.
OTTAWA. Jan. 13.���The death
took place here yesterday of Hon.
David Laird, the Indian eomi__fe-
sioner. and 'he first governor of the
Northwest Territories. He was 81
years of  age.
Meats, especially  pork, and poul-
I try predominated at the New Westminster   market   yesterday   morning.
Prices lu tho meats remained steady
while poultry was sold at hit week's
! prices,  that  is  from  lti  to  22  cents
per pound for lire weight;  18 to 22
j cent-   for  ducks   and   the  same   for
geese.    Some show  birds  placed   on
! the market  by  W.   Peterson, of New
I Westminster, readily fetched $5 each
i for roosters and $1.50 each for hens.
[These   birds   hnd   been   exhibited   at
Un- New West minster fair.
Bggl hoverril  in price from  -III In
145 cents a dozen retail while butter
remained steady at 40 cents a
Oollchans from ihe Columbia river
appeared on the market al 10 cents
a pound and the llrst of the white
srrlng salmon this year was sold ai
i 12  1-2 cents a pound.
Potatoes, carrots, tiirniiis and ea'i
bages were plentiful, tin firsi Belling
at SI.20 a sack and the cabbages ai
tl a sack and the other two at 7I>
renfs per sack.
Rose bushes for spring planting
rppeared on the (lower stalls at 10
cents each. Potted plants were
plentiful at 'J~> and 50 cents each,
while rhrysaniliPiiiuins    and    rarn.i-
I tions feti'hed 26 and .V cents a doz-
I en  respectively **--no..i. .-r>-     -,.*-,,]
currant plants  were sold at  $1.60 a
| dozen.
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Census   Office     Issues   Comparative
Statement    Showing Area
Yield nnd  Value.
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OTTAWA, Jan. 15.���A bulletin
issued yesterday by the Census and
Statistical Office ,gives finpl estimates ol the aTea, yield and value
of tne principal field crops of Can-
���nda in 1013 as compared with 1��12.
i-iioi >ears season was very favorable for grain growing in tbe Northwest provinces, where during the
lipeniug, harvesting ana threshing
periods conditions generally speaking were ideal. In Ontario, Quebec and parts of the Maritime prov- . ,,,.-, ,
inces, on the other hand, the yield "-JJourned until Friday when the
of  grain   was  adversely   affected   by   ���M t0 '���"- addres8 *'���� be mov��i
Departmental      Pnogrniumcs    This
Fear Will Follow Active
Course of Last.
VICTORIA Jan. 15.���The session
of the thirteenth parliament of
British Columbia was opened today j "'
Ly    Lieutenant -  Governor    Pater- ! Naval Hill    Will Not Re    Re-Intro*.
son.    Out-of-town    members    have | ,,lim, at This Session
|been  arriving  tor several  days  and |
Mr. Speaker Eberts and .Mr. Thorn- |
ton Fell, K.C, Clerk of the House, i 	
have been  in their offices for spy- '
eral   days  attending  to  the  details j     OTTAWA,   Ian.   15.���There    will
attendant on the opening of the leg- ! be no naval bill this session.    The
at Least.
islature. j government takes tbe stand that the
While there are several important  defeat of that bill last year through
measures to come before the house
it is generally agreed that the session will not be a protracted one.
Following the address from the
throne, which was made by His
Honor Lieutenant-Governor Paterson and afiar the formal introduction of several new bills the house
the  prolongei], drought.
For the whole of Canada the principal Held crops occupied a total estimated area of 35.375,000 acres as
compared with 35,575,000 acres in
11)12, and their value computed a,t
local average market prices was
���1652,771,500 as compared
$557,344,100  in  1912.
by  Mr.   W.  J.  Manson  member  for
Uewdney.  and seconded by Mr.  W.
W. Foster,   the newly-elected member for the Islands district.
Year of Activity.
All the departmental programmes
authorized at thc last session of the
with | legislature have been closely adher-
I ed to, if not exceeded, an,d the com
the action of the Senate was most
harmful and prejudicial to the interests of both the Dominion and the
Empire. It is felt that a second rejection of the bill in the Senate upon partisan considerations would
strengthen and deepen the profoundly unfortunate impression created
by its action last year.
Under the circumstances ic is not
considered desirable, either in the
interests of the Empire or of Canada, that the bill should be sent to
the Senate for a second rejection.
Therefore it will not be re-intro-
auced until in the course of events
the majority in the Senate is in accord with the popular will. The
responsibility for this result rests
upon  those who brought about the
ae Royai Suiiiiof tmm
Incorporated 1860,
Nomination Day Discloses Aspirants
for Municipal Honors Hitherto
Not  in  Running.
Wheat upon 11.015,000 acres pro-jiiig year already gives promise of a
ducod   231,717,000   bushels   of   the! similar activity  ou  the part  of  the ��� defeat of tne bill,
value  of   .*15ti,-1(12,000,   the  corres-' government.    It is not expected that I     The government    nevertheless  ia
ponding  figures  in   1012  neing  10,-ithe appropriation  for  public  works   firm in its resolve that these ships
896,700 acres, 224,159,000 bushels
and SI 29,090,000. Of the total
���wheat area 970,000 acres were devoted to fall wheat,* the production
being 22.592,000 bushels and the
value $18,185,000 as compared with
917,000 acres, 20,387,000 bushels
and  $17,157,000 in  1912.
Oats yielded a total of 404,669,-
000 bushels from 10.434,000 acres
and the value reached $128,893,000,
the corresponding figures of 1912 being 9,966,000 acres, 391,629,000
bushels   and   $126,304,000*.
Doth wheat and oat crops of 1913
am highest on record In Canada;
Wheat as regards area, yield and
value, and oats as regards area and
yield. The value of the oat crop
was exceeded in 1911 when the
amount was $132,949,000. Barley upon 1.631,000 acres yielded 48
310.000 bushels of the
$20,144,000    as against
Will be as large as it was last year
as every  community centre of any
shall be provided when in the course
of events the    Senate    majority in
importance within the province now i considering this question will have
has a substantial government build
ing, but as has already been announced by the minister of public
works it is the intention of the government to continue to prosecute an
aggressive road policy, especially in
the more newly settled districts of
the province. This is outlined in
the speech from the throne.
University Construction.
The question of the construction
of the new University of B. C. will
no doubt come up fof discussion
early in the session and following
the receipt of reports from the experts from all parts of this continent
who have been called upon to advise
the minister of education, necessary
value of i appropriations for the extenuation
1.581.00O iof the work will doubtless be made.
acres, 49,398,000 bushels and $22.-; "With a record in the fishery in-
354,000 in 1912. Flax was seeded : dustry of the province aud a revival
upon 1.552,800 acres and the pro-j of the mining industry, which, iii
diu-tion was 1T.539,000 bushels of , spite of the low prices in the metal
the value of $17,084,000 as compar-; market, gives promise of exceeding
ed with 3,021,900 acres, 26.130,000 i rext year ali previous records for
bushels and $23,608,000 in 1912. j output; with a flourishing lumber
The quality of the grain crops as industry that, in spite of a lack of
indicated by the average weight per ; activitv in the market, will prcl.nb-
n.easured bushel, is excellent, and ty exceed all expectations, with the
superior to 19 11- 'anticipated benefits which it is gen-
Soring wheat averaged 00.7, eraJ# agreed the opening of the
Bounds against R8.90 pounds in Panama canal muBt entail, the peo-
1912;  oats    36.50    pounds    against]
pounds against 47.07 pounds
In the three Northwest provinces
of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta the production in 1913 of
wheat is estimated nt 209,262,000
bushels as compared with 204,280,-
000 bushels in 1912; oats, 242.413,-
000 bushels as compared with 242,-
321.000 bushels, and of barley 81,-
060,000 bushels, as rompared with
31 ('���Oil.Oi'O bushels.
The wheat, production of 1913 in
Manitoba was 53,3,31,000 bushels
fi in.. ; 000 iii res:  In Saskatche
wan,   121,559,000  bushels  from   5,-
ple of British Columbia ire naturally optimistic of the future and are
not backward in expressing their
faith in the province," said Sir
Richard McBride yesterday in discussing the opening of parliament.
"Agriculture in all its branches,
and more especially in tbe matter of
fruit growing, is taking an upward
turn, and with the introduction of a
sound irrigation bill which it is the
intention of the government to introduce during the session, the
farmers have good cause for join ing
theii congratulations with those en-
gaged In the other natural Industries
720.000   acres,  lind   in   Alberta  34,-   ofthe province.
873.000     bushels     from     1.512,000       It has been announced that a bill
acres. i to consolidate and amend the munic-
I ipal laws based on the report of the
1 royal commission which was laid before the house at the last s.-ssicn
wi 1 be introduced to legislature.
The provincial secretary annoum*-
ed some time ago that he would introduce a model public health bill
on the details of which the public
health department have been engaged for several weeks, This will not
be a mandatory bill, but will servo
.is _ mpS -1 for those municipal it ies
and disl ���' ts v !:'*. h d< tire to ir.t- -��� -
auce legislation along the most
modern lines.
The irrigation bi 1 will be introduced at an early date    during the
regard to considerations other than
those which influenced it last year.
Thus the intention and determination of the government to that effect as expressed in the words of
the prime minister on the last of
the past session still holds good.
Speech From Throne.
It is understood that the speech
from the throne when it is read at
lhe opening of parliament this afternoon, will contain this announcement and will re-affirm the government's   position.
It is anticipated that the speech
will contain an expression of gratitude from His Royal Highness for
the sympathies of the Canadian peo-1
pie during tbe illness of the Duchess |
of Connaught. Congratulations upon the remarkable expansion in
Canada's trade and reference to the
bountiful crops of the past year and
tc the efficiency and expedition with
which tbey were transported to the
seaboard may reasonably be expected.
Financia] Stringency.
In connection with the slight restriction of business accompanying
the wor'.d wide financial stringency,
allusion will be made to the boundless resources of the Dominion and
their world wide recognition. The
speech will also contain reference to
the immigration of the fiscal year
describing volume greater than any
previous year. It is believed that
allusion will be made to the satisfactory character of arrangements
with tho provinces under the agricultural instruction act and to the
good results expected therefrom.
Reference may be expected to the
progress of the work of the National Transcontinental Railway and
the Hudson Bay Rai'.way and to the
PORT HANEY, Jan. 13.���Nomination day in Maple Ridge brought out
one or two dark horses for municipal
honors, notably that of Mr. T. J.
Drain, opposing Councillor Nels S.
Lougheed for the chief executiveship.
Another surprise was the nomination
of Mr. Geo. A. Davenport, both as
councillor and school trustee, and
this, with the addition of ten mpre
candidates for cpuncilmanic honors,
is assurance that a hot fight will be
waged and the five ultimate winners
may rest assured that the coveted
tilt-back seats around the council
table will be won only after the hardest kind of a local campaign has been
gone through. For the three vacancies on the school board, four candidates came forward, two of whom
are members of last year's board,
the other two, Messrs. Davenport and
Purdy, are new material and are
resident in Maple Ridge and Haney
Following the custom of former
years the old council and also the
aspiring members were heard from
on the platform and fiery speeches
were the features of a lengthy sitting at which the big municipal hall
was packed to the doors with a representative gathering of the citizens.
Returning Officer H. Ferguson
presided and first called upon retiring Reeve J. C. McFarlane, who
In a brief speech reviewed the work
of the past year and submitted figures showing how the roads had been
given the most careful consideration
during the past year. They could
thank themselves that they, unlike
so many other municipalities, were
not in debt. The auditor's report
showed a clean balance sheet.
Mr. McFarlane was given an ovation as he resumed his seat and on
motion a hearty vote of thanks was
tendered him for his wise administration during the past three years.
Councillor Lougheed, as chairman
of the finance committee, before offering hlmeslf as a candidate for
Reeve, gave a detailed statement of
the finances, which was well received,
and his announcement that he was in
the field for the Reeveship was hailed
with an outburst of prolonged cheering. Other members of the council
who are seeking re-election outlined
their views and were followed by
the new candidates who were in the
main well received.
Some of the speakers were subjected to considerable heckling from
ratepayers residing in the outlying
sections and Wilson Road, in Councillor Ansell's beat, came up several
times. Councillor Ansell more than
held his own against his detractors,
however, and offered to give anyone
$25 who found himself unable to
ride a bicycle over that much maligned road. Councillor Fulton confined his remarks to a talk on the
state of the municipal roads, and regretted that the reduced revenue
during the past year had necessitated
"a policy of skimping."
He attacked the outside contractor
who cut  PP  the  roads  hauling ties.
Capital Authorized    fi���_ ���
Capital Paid Up "" J?;000-0*
Beet                ���  ;"���*�����*���
[Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five  ton.
Dollar*. MllUon
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make
jpositor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to hh-.fi      de*
(affairs.        -       , B rm*"iclal
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Un
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on Mav 01 .ar'-11
November 30th each year. y 6itt and
H. F. BISHOP, Manager.       LADNER, B.C.
Carry in stock a full line oi
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
J." JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Ladner, B. O. Phone a
Sample Room. Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable '<
r***************************************^ i*ift*��s*��-(milj
srrangement made to provide ter-;The council could do nothing to stop
miii.il facilities at Canada's national ���this ann* fo this ciu,sfi he ������***��� the
pcrts in this connection. Mention ! majority of the blame ;-r the im-
will be made of the system of gov-1 Passahle state of a few of tbe out-
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T urnings and House Finishings
Phone R14 Eburne. Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow.
Studebaker Cars Cole Cars
M. R. Wells & Son
Salesroom   -   Moosomin Avenue
Indian Motocycles Phone Eburne 17 L
elevators  in  tbe
lying roads.
Government   Views   Favorably Pro-
po-.nl that   Valuation  lie Maile
i��v Expert Dairyman,
That Ihe two-thirds system of compensation to dairymen whose cows
are (ondemncd by the Provincial gov
ernment  terminal       	
wes( He advocated a system of sewerage
Redistribution bul- on-y un,lpr a loea- improvement
lt   is   anticipated   thai '  reference !rjlan- as *"h,is ��',,nl��!* the 0��eR*-on
will be made to tbe introduction of \ was one lhich pnl/ a"ejJlted J 1<Yatp-
a redistribution bill and to bi ls re-lpayerg who were t0 be directly bene'
���eminent officials for tuberculosis, as   session,     and  considerable    interest
well as the methoj of valuation by
an experienced dairyman instead of
an official, may be tried out In the
cases on some cows now awaiting
B-UuglUer after condemnation, was
the word brought back from Victoria
by the committee seut to the capital
by the dairymen.
On Friday, January 2, the Lower
"Mainland .Milk and Cream Shippers'
Union met In the Conservative Club
rooms, New Westminster, when tin-
report was presented. Vice-Presi-
t* ' " '. V::-:���'"-v. '" ft" CbslT
called for tne report of the rom-
r_iittee, which wns presented by Mr.
Berry. The spokesman stated that
the committee had bi>en C inllally received by the Government nnd that
the Minister of Agriculture seemed
to view with some favor the proposes
���wo-thlrds compensation for slaue''
-ert-d animals nnd tbe suggested fixing of the value hy a competent
dairyman. He seemed to think thnt
it might be tried out at an early date
on animals awaiting slaughter, the
report was adopted .-.nil the i-.immlt-
tee thanked.
it was resolved -hat Mr, Berr;
should take up Mr. -"hopland's Miir-
rayvillc case with tl.e chocolate fa<-
��� -  ����� ���''--. -.vi "!��������� tin"
The pri'sident's action in calling thc-
attaches to the act as it is the first
attempt at co-operative legislation
proposed in British Columbia.
latlng to the civil service reform and
increased representation In the Senate. Tho government have made
two unsuccessful attempts to introduce a measure providing for assistance to provinces In tlie oonetruc-
r!"n an-i maintenance of highways.
-..._*. ���_*.,; absolutely safeguarded the
autonomy of the provinces in every
A determined fight was made upon tbe measure and every member
of tbe Opposition voted against it on
tbe third reading, and at their insti-
i. ati on it was defeated in the Senate
by the incorporation of amendments
which the government could not accept, ruder the circumstances the
government will not reintroduce the
Rev. Dr. Thomas Crosby, who i hill until the Senate majority in the
died on Tuesday In Vancouver, was | course of events is in accord with
lor   fifty-two   years   a   resident   W   the popular ..will
British   Columbia   and   tne   pioneer j	
Methodist   Missionary   In   this   prov-| ROSSLAND.
Dr. Ooihy was one of the notable The politlm! Atmosphere has
flgurps in the Methodist church ot j thickened lately, but not sufficiently
British Columbia. He was born in j to see everybody who will take part
Yorkshire. Kngland. in 1840. and |n the coming elections. The an-
came to British Columbia in 1862, i nouncement of VV. D. Wilson's plat-
laboring among the Indians con-; form 13 a repetition of last year,
tlnuously until six years ago when : when he was defeated by ,1. S.
be was superannuated nn account of j Deschnmps. There will be a contest
il! health. He was well known in ��� �����--. the pogt Although Mayor
this city having preached here many i Descharaps has declared himself out
,imP8- ,       ,   , . I of it, it is understood that a strong
The  venerable missionary inaugu
rated the work among the Indians
on the coast. The chief mission
post is at Port Simpson, 34 miles
North   of   Prince   Bupert,   where   a
fited  by  the scheme.    He stood  on
his record during tbe past four yean=
jin  asking   for   the  suffrage   of  the
electors   and   he   left   the  Issue  en-
t tirely In  their hands.
A. Ball referred his critics to the
i auditor's report,  which he  declared
���-���.'Oil!**   FhOT*   ���1--**    h*"   1,��1   i-**.*-*-"'"1    ;*
fair share of the past year'a revenue
for the Whonnock end.
Mr. T. J. Drain said he felt himself compelled to accept nomination
after he had received a petition
signed by a representative number
of prominent citizens asking him to
do so. He felt himself fairly well
prepared as he had served eight
years In the public service, six as
councillor aud two as Reeve. He
had no private Interests Lu be serve!
and he had the ntcessar/ time to
ilevite to the I.i* -ifcsts of the people,
and if elected he would give ot the
best of his ability. He suggested
that all ratepayers be given a chance
to cast a hallot as to what ihould bP
done tn solve the burning question
of "good roads," and the touucil
could then see If the borrowing of
money for road building would be
'Mr. G. A. Davenport iiivocaten
the borrowing of a sum of money
for the building of roads aE the only-
solution  of  existing  conditions.
Better roads was the slogan adopt
ed by Candidate John Lilly, who declared that the roads ln the vicinity
of Webster's Corners were an open
ilsgrace to the present adminlstra-
Iinrrowing tales of the  bad
Vhe *Delta Vi
$1.00 A YEAR
U. S. A.   .    .   $i.5o
effort will be made"   to get him to
stand.    Aid. Thomas Embieton will
be In the field if the mayor refuses.
"I will run," he said.    If both fail1"0"
to step out, there will still be a bat-1 ,tate of roads were told by this can-
borne for -Indian girls is established   ���    according to Aid. W. J. Prist     Idldate, who drew graphic pictures of!
known   as   the  Crosby   home.      The,  ��� . ���_���___ ""*"      | women and children who were daily!
present    mission    boat that    works DEATHS FROM CIM-iD. i struggling along the roads, knee deep!
cai;eVr^i::=,anprh,m\ ��**��. -- ��--2" ^:;:^syz^^^^^^
JStf meeting to meet ,, Mini, r. ^ "gRJ^ '& >% ^ j 3^ IWA^^^l} " ���J ffiffSi��S PUb'
of Agriculture was endorsed by reso-,','1��'*c��p-�� ��"���>B��a^Ia�� Vre���t- Miss one-third of the victims being per- ",f '"f,,-1 an itemized statement of
lutlon. ;g,     Vroiv     i-ln    at home 0535 .sons over 65 years old.     The tero.; all public expenditures as being much
J|perature  Is onlv hovering    at    the more  satisfactory than  the  present
���              ,    Second avenue, West, and Mr. Har-
OTTAWA,   Jan.   14.���-The     engi-  old Crosby,
neers of the department    of public	
works have prepared plans for the
extrusion of the jetty at the mouth
of the Fraser river by 4000 feet.
Tenders will be called for shortly
1 freezing  point,  but  a   bitter north- s*7Stenl-       Bettei;  drainage  was  an-
' west   wind   now   promises  to   make'otller Planlc ln 'his candidate's plat-
conditions almost unbearable. Iform- w ho alRo advocated the rais-
 i ing by loan ot as much of the yearly
~ revenue  as  possible next year  and
FLORENCE. Italy. Jan. 15.���The j*       .    V-n��    BmtnmU Pill-  spending  it  when  it  would  do  the
h.tense cold  that  prevails here has ***��� *����������� V-Ml S  rcm-mlC  Kills  m08t KOod
Broley & Martin, contractors on   been accompanied by snow, the bit- Jtr$^��&��t^i^!&*^      other  sneaker,  included  J.  Aho,
Davenport, J. M.
At Esquimau, the Reeve and all
the councillors of 1913, as well as
the old Board of School Trustees
with the addition of Mr. W. W Wilson in plaoe of Mrs. Birch, who has
retired, were declared elected by acclamation.
Tho abnormally mild weather has
been productive of serious ravages by
wild animals, no less than nine
lantiiers having been killed In
the neighborhood of Rocky Point
during the last few months.
For Military Training.
Ueut.-Colonel C. L. Flick, the
commanding oflfcer of the 8let Brit
Ish Columbia Horse, states that
every effort Is being made to Induce
the Dominion Government to set
aside an area for a permanent camp
site. There would be no difficulty1
in finding such a site ln the neighborhood of Nicola, for instance and
an area of 80 square miles would allow of the handling and training of
all arms of the forces of the Province, including artillery who would
tit able tn use live shell.
������olid Arivei-tisiuii.
Full of the most optimistic impressions regarding the position
which British Columbia holds in the
eyes of the British public, Mr W
B. Scott, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, is back from a brief visit
to the Old Land. His object In making the trip was to attend the various exhibitions at which the Province
bad displays and to personally meet
ihe investing public and convey to
them authoritative Information concerning the opportunities presented
by this country for the outlay of capl-:
tal to advantage.    Mr. Scott occupied
his time ln this fashion, and, as a result of his many conversations wilh
people of eminence and Interest, Incomes home with the conviction thai
no part of the British Empire Is 10-
day receiving more flattering attention at the hands of the Investor
than British Columbia.
Mrs. ILellman and sons, who live
a few miles north of town, were the
victims when a half keg of gunpowder which the young men were
drying out In the kitchen, exploded.
All the injured were In the room.
hut Mrs. Wellman was nearest the
explosive and reeelred the full forre
of the flame In her face, arms and
hands. The boys escaped with ��
sIlKht blistering of parts of their
hand. ��nd face*.
IMr. Newman of Aspen Grove ��a��
horrified 00 calling at the shack ol
Ell Laraon last Tuesday to find t-1*'
latter lying on the floor lifeless.
Death wag due to heart failure. Deceased came to the Aspen Grove country about eleven years ago and ���""������*
engaged in mining for the whole of
that period. He Is reputed to have
owned some considerable number of
Rood copper claims iu the Aspen
Grove district.
The contract for the construction
of the proposed public whari at Kaslo has been let to English Brothers,
of this city. The work will t"?-?'*1
The Carbonating Works Is again
in operation after having been closeo
down while waiting for the arriva <"
a part of the machinery wnich n��'
been sent for for repairing purpose- SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1914.
. ,   !���   C. Hoyle was in Vancouver .Sunday last^preachlng for ' the
-rhe "Parson's Vacation" at Mc-
jJE Hull. January 26.
s-me 1500 passengers have
travelle-.' over the Ladner-Woodward
Landing ferry ln the Pf81 ten ^P'
Rev C C. Hoyle waa a Vancouver visitor  on  Thursday,  going by
oi  Steveston.
Mr. C.  P.     Brandrith  visited  in
XeV Westminster and Vancouver on
Mr. and Mrs. James McRea are
die proud parents of a baby daugh-
ter, arriving Monday, January 12.
Messrs. I. Tamboline and Alex.
Kails of Westham Island were in New
Inster Wednesday    on    busi-
jlr.  W. J.    Brandrith,    assistant
,..* pest Inspector for the province,
,U(S in   Now  Westminster on   Wednesday lor a short business trip.
Mr, 11. .!. Leamy of New Westminster was a visitor in town the first
0l tins week, returning on Wednes-
Air. .1. Orant and wife, of Grant's
Bakery, New Westminster, paid    a
' visit to their branch in Ladner    on
Kev. J, J. Hastie and Mr. John
McKee attended a meeting of the
Presbytery ln Vancouver on Tuesday.
Mr. 0. W. Murphy, manager of
the McLellan Lumber Co., took a
motor party to Vancouver the first
of the week.
A large number of the ratepayers
i. ihe Delta municipality who own
property in Now Westminster journeyed to that city on Thursday to
cast their ballot ln the civic election of that city.
Delta Lodge No. 12, A. O. U. W���
. il'. meet on 'luesday, January 20,
at 8 p.m. shhrp, when Grand Master
bro. B. Anderson of Vancouver will
preside at the installation of officers;   afterwards   there   will   be     a
The friends of Mr. Alex. Scott of
Port Guichon. are glad to hear that
he is rapidly recovering from a serious illness resulting from a'chill
that was contracted one day last
The "Parson's Vacation
Neely Hall, January 26.
The Scanlon, away for coal, was
eff the ferry run on Thursday, a
tug making the regular trips.
Miss M. Mills has returned to her
borne in Vancouver after paying a
visit to Mrs."A. York.
smoker at the Delta hotel.    Officers
request all members to attend.      ���
Mr. A. D. Paterson was in New
Westminster on Thursday for a
short business trip.
Miss F. B. Brandrith was in Vancouver for a short visit the first of
the week.
Mrs. Alderson of Westham Island visited with her daughter, Ulrs.
Phiipot of New Westminster, the
first of the week.
Mr. John Gilchrist returned on
the afternoon boat \\ ednesdny from
a short business trip to the Twin
Mr. E. Alexander Powell, P. R.
G. S., a resident of San Francisco,
having passed through Prince Rupert on an automobile tour covering
Breaks All Records.
SUMAS, Jan. 12.���According to
reports at hand the Sumas post
office is the only one in the county
where the postal savings bank deposits during the past month exceeded the withdrawals. In almost
every instance more money was taken out than deposited during Decern-1 Central British Columbia, remarks, i
ber, but at the local office deposits 'in describing his opinion of the j
exceeded the month previous by some i country generally, that "Prince Ru- j
fifty odd dollars. This, too, in spite I Pert, for instance, is a city literally
of the fact that some $480 was sent I made to order,    just
J.   J.    Malone,   194;   Aid.  W. '.M.;
Cunliffe,  70;   Mayor Herbert  Keefe, I
40.    This was the result of the voting   at   the   meeting   of   citizens   at
Eagle hall to select a candidate for;
the mayoralty.    Voicing vas confined
to those on the 1914 voters' list and
304 ballots were cast.
The  new  public   school  building
  t ���__.._   ���_         .__.    as" a tailor jwas opened   on .Monday, January 5,
to Italy the flrst weekTin December! I would make a suit"of clothes, set on j "'hen all the ten large, commodious
Marks New Era. a range of hills overlooking one of 'rooms were filled, leaving one of the
SEATTLE, Jan. 12.���Marking the  the  finest  deep  water  harbors  on j Primary grades to be accommodated
beginning of a new era in the rise of  the continent." jin the old building, two other of the
the fishing  industry  of  the  Pacific'     The     Imperial     Oil       Companv, I rooms will be occupied by pupils of
Northwest, the new municipal fishermen's doek in Salmon Bay, built at
a cost of nearly half a million dollars, was formally dedicated Saturday afternoon with appropriate ceremonies.
Provide Gracing Facilities.
NORTH YAKfMA. Jan. 12.���That
'gmlng facilities for an additional
300.000 sheep and 1000 horses would
be provided this year in the forest
reserves of Waahlngton and Oregon
through their local representative,
got approval last week of a site for
the erection of buildings aggregating $200,000. This is the largest
building permit yet asked for in the
A regrettable' drowning    acident
recently occurred when a young In
cluding session of the Washington
woolgrowerB' Association by Tho.s
MqJCenzle, of Portland, assistant superintendent of grazing in the forests of these two states.
Xo   Dividend   Declnred.
I    OLYMPIA, Jan.  12.���-During the
  fiscal year ending June 30, 1913. the
Messrs. A. delt. Taylor, Smith Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navl-
Wrlght and J. McCallan were re- | P-stion Company declared no dlvl-
turned school trustees bv acclama- '��� dmids on its stock, according to the
tion on Monday. report jutt filed with the public ser-
  vice commission.     The net Income
Guests  at  the Ladner  hotel  this j ��[_ the. company for the year, how-
week included Dr. H, N. Kilburger,
E. W. Boultbee, and E. E. Davis, a I
of Vancouver.
dian named Chris Matthews, about
\t the statement made at "the "can- ��� 24 ",ears of aee. fel1 overboard from
Rev. C. Baxter, vicar of Newport,
took the services of Ail Saints, Trenant, on Sunday last, preaching both
morning and evening.
Mrs. Dr. A. A. King is spending
the winter months in Pasedena, Cal.
She left here January 2, travelling
by boat from Vancouver.
Henry Edenshaw's gasoline boat
Josephine and disappeared before
assistance could reach him. The
body was recovered short y afterwards, and although resuscitative
measures were applied for several
hours, it was of no avail.
J. G. Johnston, who is well known
as one of Graham island's pioneer
prospectors, bas left for Toronto,
New York and London with the intention to interest financial and
mining magnates in these eastern
centres with a view to the commercial devo opment of excellent property on Graham and North islands.
the High School.
The Ladner - Steveston
ferry Service
Beginning Monday, September IS,
the steamer New Delta will run ou
her f^ll i*nd winter- schedule, ai follows: Leaves at 8.30 a.m. affa 3.30
p.m, Vancouver passengers can
make connection by taking the 8.30
a.m. and 3.30 p.m. cars at Granville street station. New Westminster passengers should take th"'
Eburne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00'
p.m. and the Steveston cars at
Swimming Against
=|h�� Stream=
Is Hke toying te ae a ���aooessftj.
kuetaeaa without ���d*ertl��i��e.
And it Is not expensive te gel*
desirable publicity by the use of
printers' ink. 0<:r Clesatfled
Want Ikes, east ilttle ami are
read by nearly e��er��Ob��-
Try tbem ����� a system tqnlo
for your business.
THE   &RWA   Tims
Mr. W. J. Brandrith. assistant
fn-it pest inspector of this province,
is ;ilaonnlng on attending the Farm-
ever, ls given as slightly ln excess
of threequarters of a million dollars.
Poison   Seeks   Coal   Leases.
BELLINGHAM, Jan. 14.���Negotiations whereby the ownership of
the coal properties in the Glacier
district which are��now being oper��
ated under lease will pass into the
hands of Alex Poison, the Hoquiam
lumberman, who holds the present
leases, are under way.
Death  Ends  Victory. rumors.      Despite this most people
SEATTLE, Jan.    14.���George    S.   think that the struggle will narrow
Perry, 63 years old. the oldest en- i down to Bishop and Forrest,
gineer qn the Pacific Coast division
Is forming a class in Ladner for
Two candidates for the office of
mayor have announced their intentions. These are the present holders     of     office.       Mayor     Bishop
and Alderman Forrest.    Thesei two j A(^^"y TnT'^RoyaT'  Conege^of
may or may not have the field   W  Mub1c (Fng,an(1)  examinations,
themselves for there are not wanting       _ .,    ,
For  particulars,   address  care  of
Mrs, Lanning, Ladner, B.C.
Voice Culture, Sight Rending
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
Fnr Sale, For Exchange Wanted to
Purchase, To Let. Lost, Found, Work
Wanted Situations Vacant, 1 cent par
word. Minimum. 25 cents for any one
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ada. must be ln by 1 p.m.
on Thursday.
WANTED.���Elderly man, single,
seeks situation as help; service
for board. Must move residence
immediately- Address, 1., Post
Office, Ladner.
TO LOAN.���$3,000 on first mort-*.
gage, improved Delta farm land.
E. F. Douglas, Ladner.
FOR SALE.���Berkshire Boar. Apply
C. Kettles.
of   the   Milwaukee    Railroad   and
known  to the  brotherhood  of rail
ers' Institute which convenes in Vic-[road  men  as  the "Daddy  of  them
toria en January 23 to 30.
The Kaet India -.Mystery and
Vaudeville Co. gave a pleasing entertainment tp a fair sized audienrp
in the McNeely hall on Thursday
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
Oil. apply to the B.C. Transport Co..
Ltd., 505 Westminster Trust Building. Office phone 826.; wharf phone
Rev. Dr. Sanford, principal of
the Columbian College, New Westminster, preached in the Methodist
'liiinli on Sunday last, talking on
tli'- educational work of the church.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arthur are
receiving the congratulations of the
residents of Ladner over the safe arrival of a baby daughter, Sunday,
January 11. *
Rev. C. W. Whittaker was a business visitor  in Vancouver Tuesday.
On Tuesday Mr. S. W. Walter
motored to Vancouver on a short
business trip.
!n  spooking  of  the  recent  dam
i-i  to the dyke nean the reservoir.
1    ���>' Benson, in his retiring speech, j
' i'Ii- last Monday at the nomination !
-in-, said that it wag not to be
mdered  at  thnt  there  was much
| image done, for the storm on New (
���in- s  Day  was     thc  most  terrific '
al lie bad seen since 1864. j
The seventh  annual  social  even-
S and ball of the Delta Farmers' j
tltute   will   be  held   In   McNeely
Nil on Friday evening, January 30. ,
H'ith Franklin's orchestra providing j
''���"isle and  Mr.  Charles  Parsons in
'barge of the floor,    it  Is assured i
"���al the nffair will te the success it ���
bas been in the past. I
To the entire satisfaction of all
that travel over the New Westminster road, is the fact that the "big
tree" which has heen causing considerable trouble lies at last been
cut down by Bond Foreman Ormis-
ton and his gang. The tree on the
Boundary Bay road has also received the same treatment.
Rev. C. W. Whittaker was In
Vancouver on Thursday attending
the funeral of the late Dr. Thomas
Crosby, whose death occurred at his
home, 2535 Second avenue west,
Vancouver, Tuesday evening, after
an illness of seven months. Dr.
Crosby is the pioneer Indian missionary of the Methodist church fnr
the province,  coniinc.  here in  1862.
Believes  No.  5 Road  Will  Become
I'ait of Main Trunk Thoroughfare to Seattle.
CAMBUB, Lulu Island, Jan. 13.���
Fhal the No. 5 road was bound to
bscome a part of a main trunk thoroughfare between Vancouver and
* ''It-, and for that reason should
'"' turned over to tbe provincial government, waa the statement made by
Mr. J. MrtMinn before the nomination
meeting In Bridgeport school yester-
'>���<:��� iifternoon. If tlie government
aid not take  It  over,  Mr.   McMInn
1 -. the municipality should take
n'eps Immediately to have the road
:'���'��������� Aa an autolst he criticised
"��� condition at the present time.
���Mr.   nice   Rees,  a   can-dldate   for
j1'- council  from  Ward  Four, said
���vas in  favor Of the No. 5  road
')eltU5 taken over by the government.
Packed to the doors, the meeting
"' ratepayers  waB  the  largest  ever
"dunt upon nomination proceed-
'"S8* Mr. Thomas Foster, the oi>
fonent of Councilor Shepherd in
ward Five, and Mr. A. P. Stewart.
J*'1" Is contesting Councillor John
-Ml'i'allan'B claim to the Ward Two
s'al. both attacked the council very
���''-'orously. Mr. Stewart contended
thai  water rates should be lowered
Electric Restorer for Men
Pn osphonel rettotw -a-fary nerva tn Ihe body
"~ r ,   ,     .lo its proper tensioniresleres
���ii. and vitality. Prematuredecay and aflsexua
""knest averted aTanca. Mibe-pho-nol will
13 \)'"S _ n*,w mna- Price $8 a boa. ortwo lo*-
r- y*'l��'l to any addre.*!.  theSmVmU Druf
all," died at the throttle of the
Olympian flyer Monday afternoon.
Death occurred soon after his victory in a five mile race with the
North Coast Limited, the falstest
train on the Northern Pacific, a few
miles west of Easton, while his engine was making fifty miles an hour.
New Toll Line Rates.
OLYMPIA, Jan. 14.���On Wednesday, January 21. the new system of
air line toll rates will be put into
effept by the Pacific Telephone ft
Telegraph company for long distance
telephone service, and the public
service commission ls gatnering all
the data possible under the present
system for use when the case relative to the air line system Is reopened.
Concrete Paving Approved.
BELLINGHAM, Jan. 14.���In the
face of charges by the Whatcom
County Pomona grange that the
Northwest Diagonal concrete road
has not been built according to specifications, State Highway Commissioner W. R. Roy and State Engineer
.Tamps Allen pronounce the concrete
work to be among the finest they
have ever seen.
Spokane People Indicted.
SPOKANE, Jan. 15.���Secret Indictments charging un awful use of
the mails in connection with the sale
of stock lu various coal companies
in British Columbia wore returned
here yesterday by a federal grand
jury against R. G. Beldeu and A. L.
Wayland, president and vice-president, respectively, of tho IliVirnn-
tional Development Co., of this city.
Detai s of the rharges have not been
made public. The companies involved nre the Crown and Empire
Coal & Coke companies and the
Mlche! *.'::*C3 Co., of British Colu*__-
A staff of millwrights, under the
superintendency of R. W. Nixon, has
been at work for a week putting the
Port Alberni Lumber Company's
mill into shape for a commencement
of operations on Saturday last. This
mill, which has a cutting capacity
of 25,000 feet per day, was built
early last year, but, owing to the
dull state of the lumber market, has
been practically idle ever since.
Now the company has enough orders on hand to warrant a commencement of operations, at full capacity.
Miss. Mack, of New Westminster,
who had been visiting the Misses
Wood in Port Alberni, has left for
home, accompanied by Miss Ellen
Wood,, who will resume her studies
in the Royal City. .    ,
that's Your Phone Number r
Can You Answer This Question
If not, don't you know you are
losing business and running risk.
What is more necessary than a telephone in case tot sickness or fire?
Delta    ' elephone   Co.,   Ltd.
and that tbe roads, especially in his
ward, should be Improved. When,
getting down to particulars, he mentioned the River road near Terra
Nova. He was cried down by his
hearers, Messrs. Gray and D. E. McKay, avowing that it was one of the
best roads in the municipality.
Councillor Shepherd's opponent,
Mr. Foster, spoke at lergih upon tho
need for dyking and uraina..^ facilities. He criticized In this connection
the record of the teeve and his opponent, saying that tbey were the
mnkers of empty  promise*..
Mr. M. F. Miller, who conducted
a campaign for Ward Two councillor,
dropping out at the-last minute, explained to the ratepayers that he
took this action because th* council
would have to undertake big works
this yenr and he had decided that
only experienced men should be elect- whether this species of marine life
ed Ho had, therefore, retired, at | will thrive on Puget Sound. The
the same time advising bis followers i lobsters planted ure all from six to
to vote for Councillor John McCal-j eight years old, weigh from one and
ian a half to two pounds and are about
Other speakers were Mr. '.V. T. | equally divided as to sex. They
Esterbrook. secretary of the school j were shipped across the country In
board, Mr. James Thompson, Reeve a Grent Northern refrigerator car.
Bridge, and all the members of thej	
School Oets Farm Machinery.
MOUNT VERNON, Jan. 15.���City
Superintendent of Schools C. A.
Nelson is in receipt of a communication from the International Harvester Co. announcing that a shipment
of farm machinery for demonstration purposes in the high school
manual training department has
been shipped and is now In trnnslt
to Mount Vernon. The company has
agreed to loan the training department the machinery.
Lobsters Planted.
BELLINGHAM, Jan. 15.���Under
the direction of the United States
Government approximately 4,000
lobsters, shipped from Ilootbbay
Harbor, Maine, have recently been
planted at Deer Harbor nnd Friday
Harbor. The object of the planting
of    the    lobsters    is to  determine
There are 1098 scho.il children
in attendance at the Nanaimo
schools. This includes both public
and high schools and represents only
those students who have started
since the opening of school this term
on Monday. The High School furnishes only 62 students, the public
schools providing for the remainder j
Quennell school heads the list with!
734   pupils.
Some conception of the exception- j
clly  high   standard   of  railway   con- I
struction  adopted by the    manage- I
ment of the E. & N, Railway Com- j
pany,  on  the East  Coast  extension I
from McBride Junction to Courtenay |
a stretch of forty-five mi.es, is given i
by the erection of steel bridges over
French  creek  and   Little  Qualicum
river.   Work is already started on a
bridge over the Big Qualicum river
which  should   be  completed  within
thirty days.    Of this new road, fifteen miles have been finished.
That the Nanaimo Board of Trade
is not in favor of thc Dominion
government expending a large sum
of money ln the establishment of a
tourist department was evidenced by
a lengthy discussion which took
place at a meeting of the board held
this week at which a communication from the Port Alberni Board of
Ferry Auto Stage
Udner-Vincouver Service
Au^o leaves corner Fraser
Arm and River Road alt 7:00
and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 and
6:00 p.m., connecting with all
ferries at Woodward's Landing.
���*     Ferry Free.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of  Spda  Water,
Ginger  Ale,  and all Kinds of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
Highest Prices tor Live and Dreaae*
Poultry,   Fresh Eggs and   Produce.
Consignment* Solicited.
City Market, Main St..    Vancouver.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prlcee Paid,    V ��� *   *
Authorized Capital  9250,000.00.
II. A. MacDonald,   Managing Director.
Advertise in the Delta Times
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, Jan.
14.���The young people of Richmond
Methodist Church have fitted up the
eld council,
Mr   John  Tilton  was
HOUCHTON,     Mich.,   Jan.   15.���
! Thirty-nine officlaln of the Western
Federation     of    Miners,     Including
' President Mover, wpre todny Indlct-
OTT-WVA  .)<.n. i*.*���Premier Bor-.eu on conepiraoy chargea iu oonneo-
den  will.  In' all  probability,  take  a ] tion with the copper strike.
trln through the West after the see-]	
sion ot paillanient. OTTAWA.  Jan.   14.���The  Alberta
opposition members waited upon
Premier Borden. Hon. Robert Rojrers,
Hon. Dr. Roche and other members
of the cabinet yesterday, the conference lasting over two hours.
Trade was read requesting the local I Agricultural Hall on the River road
board to adopt a resolution petition-   f0r sports, and e-ory Tuesday    and
ing the government to estab.ish such   Friday basketball contests nnd tennis
a   tourist   department   at   an   early'
date.    The matter  was allowed  to
lay over for a week.
Word was received this week ln
the city yesterday of the death of
Mr. J. H. Plket of Cumberland, one
of the pionee s of Vancouver island.
He was about sixty yeurs of age, and
had lived for years on Duqiugn island.
matches are held. Electric llnliU
have been Installed in the building,
while netting has been placed over
the windows for protection. All
young people are eligible for mem
hoi-ship In the association.
NKLSON, Jan. IC���Al 11 o'clock
tonight, In consequence of the Brit-
Some time ago the department of !(8h Columbia law abolishing saloon
lands announced that soipe 212 acres | licenses, iwo liquor licenses In Nel-
of land on Hornby Island would be. son will go out of existence. They
thrown open for pre-emption a-t the j are the licenses for the Bodega and
office of the government agent at clue Pot saloons.
Nanaimo    ou     Monday, January  6.
Mental   Hospital,   Columbian   Hospilal and New Prison Farm Are
When Government Agent Ceo. Thomson opened his office a large number of men were In line, vying with
Vernon's firebug, held accountable
for six incendiary fires during 1913
each other In ibelng one of the three; and for six false alarms, has    been
persons lucky euough to secure one [busy during the last week, another
of the three parcels of land open for | ftre occurring on Saturday morning,
pre-emption.     Many had waited six I a few minutes after 4 o'clock,
days. !     The flags of the city were nt half
Tne herring fishing Industry in I mast, nnd many of the stores were
Nanaimo, and adjacent waters ex-! closed Tuesday afternoon, during the
,._:i:.._;d .'. successful iii-iit'i -_*_.������ _.oui*s of the i_iiu'.*,l oi" John Clarke,
Ing December, the total catch to-ithe young police constable, who was
tailing near y 4000 tons, valued at! fatally hurt when responding to a
almost $100,000.    The exact figure* ; fire occasioned    by    nn    Incendiary
,Inn i4.���Three people miraculously escaped death when a three-
storey warehouse collapsed during
a heavy gale. They were buried
under the debris of the building and
were rescued after receiving on.y
minor injuries.
of the herring catch for December
are as follows: Nanaimo, total
catch, 26*19 tons, valued at S65,-
975; Cowichan gap, total catch, 1,-
296 tons, valued at $32,400.
oulcltty ���top* foueht. curti colds, and hetfo
tha throat and lunci.       M 9S cent*
Alderman  McKinnon  and  Mr.  W
I. Briggs are out for the mayoralty.
Maps of British Columbia illustrative of the timber resources and the
area of agricultural land are being
prepared by the commission of conservation. Dr. Whltfor." is now in
Nelson carrying out the work in this
Mr.   F.   H.   Bourne   Is   considering district.    He has completed  his  In
whether he will accede to d request! vestlgatlons  in   the   Cranbrook   dis-
to run also. trlct.
Yesterday the grand Jury made
their presentment to Ills Lordship,
Mr. Justice Morrison. In tbe assize
coun. nud were discharged t'rc*ni
their duties. The presentment con-
sl.utod mainly of high commendation *
of Dr. Doherty und hls staff in their
conduct of the .denial Hospital and
Colony Farm, praise of the new Columbian Hospital building and a
recommendation thut the government assist it further financially;
commendation of the new prison
lari.i now under construction In
Burnaiby; a mention of the city jail
to Ihe effect that though o'.d it wns
s-porlcssly clean, With an emphatic
OOP-Plaint thai they had not been
permitted to visit the penitentiary.
They desired to know as n body If,
as tlie representatives of the people they could not visit tliis institution and if not, why not. Wns this
privilege reserved for paid officials?
They desired enlightenment from
His Lordship.
Thanking the grand Jurors for
their attention to their duties, His
Lordship said he knew of no reason for tlie penitentiary being forbidden them, and said he would
tnke thf matter up with the proper
���by '������
in [
Delta municipality is situated _���
the mouth of the Fraser River in h,
finest   agricultural   district  in  np
The chief interests in the Delta a
farming,     dairying,    fruit    c ���     8
market gardening, sheep a:
breeding.    There   are   also   ���*,;-,,.,���
-canneries In the Delta munlclnniit.
There are shipping facilities by rati
and boat to the markets of Cana".
and   the   United   States.
Twelfth Parliament of Canada Opens Third Session
ESMONDS, Jan. 12.���Nominations of candidates for council and
school board took place at uoon to-
c'ay in lhe Burnaby municipal hall.
The results are as follows:
For reeve���Reeve D. C. McGregor, Councillor A. V. C. MacPherson and H. M. Fraser.
For council���Ward one: Council-
William    Bevan and
ing to hear proposals to take over Van   Anda  last  January,   the  same NELSON NOMINATIONS.
the proposed membership of the re-'jury yesterday awarded aamages ofi      NELSON,   B.   C,   Jan.   13.���Yes-
cently organized Greater Vancouver ( $1 and costs to a man who lost his' terday was nomination day for civic
elections.      Those nominated    are:
V WCOUVEr' Jan   9 The    pro-' ---haniber    of Commerce statements j wife   through   drowning   when   the
"'''''���'_.  t iJiral I were presented,    by the representa-! vessel   sank.      On   Monaay  Martha
pc3al  of  the B. C Miners'  Libera- '   . ,   ,
tion League that organized labor in i tlve3 ot  the  lJ>'ogress  club,    under
British   Columbia  should  declare  a I whose    auspices    the Chamber    of
48-hour holidav on January 30 and I -*-'0111 merce idea  was developed, and
j 33 in order to hold a demonstration I the council    appointed    a    speeiyl
! to show  the Provincial government j committee   to  go   farther   into   the !
I that organized labor    is dissatisfied \ matter of securing further aid from
t with its treatment labor is receiving, I the city to .lyuidate the obligations
I that the coal strike should be ended ; ot the Progress Club.
Dr. Wesbrook's Tour.
President Wesbrobk, who has vis-
Johnson, the widow of a logger,
named Mabs Johnson, recovered $6,-
000. Yesterday J. H. V. Simpson
recovered   $1.      As  the  same  Jury
For mayor, J. J. Malone and James
O'Shea. For aldermen: East Ward
George Horstead, A. S. Horswill,
Alexander Leith. John Nottan and
Dr.'w. B. Steed.    West Ward, Ald-
lor E. Stride
Otto Deekert
Ward two: D. C. Patterson, W. I and the imprisoned miners liberated,
H. Madill and W. S. Rose. ! was discussed at the meeting of the
Ward three: Councillor T. D. I Trades and Labor Council last eve-
Coldicutt, Charles Allen and Wm. I nillS- I" making a report on the
Kan-man, ' subject Delegate McKeown said that
Wind four: Councillor P. Fau I the secretary of the league had been
Vel -ind Charles Cully I ir'structed to get Into touch with the
Ward five: Councillor McDonald !tnief ,labt'r, papers in England and
A.   E.   Yorston   and   W.   J.   Holdom.   B"l��all,ft , the,m   *"h   th,eflre?-|ff?f*.
Ward six. Councillor T.' Mayne ' or the IsIand stnke and that ll bad
John Murray,    Wm.    Silver and E.
lted a number of United States uni- ' 0f the Canadian Pacific Railway, is
versities, is now at Minneapolis and 1 aue t0 arrive in Vancouver tomor-
will be iu Canada for the next week. row at noon on one of his regular
He expects to sail for England on j inspections of the company's busi-
the 31st of this month. j ness in the'British  Columbia divis-
\ inducts Are Being Rushed.
were empanneled in the second case j ermaa 1. ,\. Austin, Aid. John Bell,
the duration of the action was ap- j Ald w M Cunliffe, W. H. Jones
preciably reduced, continuing but a and T n stark School trustees���
lew hours. | G c Egg| j H Lawrence and Dr.
Mr. Cieorge Bury Coming. 1 >j, Wolverton.
Mr.   George   Bury,   vice-president | .
NEW YORK, Jan. 14.���From
Paris comes the news that at last
the name of Sara Bernhardt has been
For school trustees���James Herd,
Marie Lumley, Wm. Newsorne, E.
Winch, H, Forbes, C, E. Campbell
and G. A. Mc.Lane, Herbert Burnes,
John Churchland.
Coquitlam Municipality.
There were nominated for reeve,
at Maillardville today, Councillor R.
J. C. Atkins and Mr. L. E. Marmont.
For councillors there were named
Messrs. John Foster, R. G. Mounce,
Edward Atkins, Ralph Oxtoby, E.
Percy, W. Whiting, H. B. Baker and
J. D. Robortson.
One nomination, that of Mr. R. J.
C. Atkins,  for school  trustee,    was
made to fill three vacancies.
Fraser Mills.
FRASER .MILLS, Jan. 12���Reeve
and councillors were elected by acclamation today, Reeve Dr. R. H.
Scott succeeding himself, and Cottn-
cil'ors G. G. Stewart,. Sidney
Charles, A. Brant, and J. Cormack
being returned unopposed.
Port Coquitlam,
full ticket headed by Mayor James
Mars was nominated here today,
while a partial ticket, of aldermanlc
candidates Who arc supporting the
candidacy of Mr, J. It. Mackenzie,
for the mayoralty, v.*.is placed in
The Citizens' ticke: was named
as follows:
Mayor--James Mars.  ���
Aldermen���Daniel Welcher, G. W.
MouUley. Robert W, Hawthorne, W.
D. F.   Godwin   and   Samuel New-
Opposing  this ticket, are:
Mayor���J. R. Mackenzie.
Aldermen���R. O'Hanley, A. W.
Keith, R. C. Galer.
For the school board there were
three nominations to fill two
vacancies. They were Messrs. R. G.
Mounce. Arthur Mars and Mrs.
Frames Rose Smith..
Chillln nek -City.
Mayor���H. J. Barber, re-elected by
Councillors���C. E. Eckert. D. McGillivray, R. 0, Atkins, R. J. Banford, Harry Nelmes, C. D. Reeves,
R. Hamilton.
School   Trustees���J.   Harrison,  F.
Semple, P. J. Brown, by acclamation.
Chilliwack Municipality.
Reeve���S. C. Klckhusb, re-elected
by acclamation.
Councillors���Robert Mercer, Robt.
Brett, James Bailey, W. M. Wells, J.
A. MclLcod, If. Harrison. J. A. Kviins.
School Board���H. Webb, John
Hepburn, J. W. Thompson; two to
be elected.
MAPLE RIDGE, Jan. 12.���With
only five councilors to be elected
there  were  eleven  nominations  for
! also  been   decided  to  appeal  on  be-
1 half of the imprisoned miners to the
Heme Secretary and to the King. He
stated that 300 women would parade
the streets of Victoria on the day the
legislature opened, and later present
a petition  nt Government  House for
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 12.���
So as to be ready for service early
in the spring the new steel viaducts
of the Great Northern railway in
Qrandview are to be rushed to completion, a contract for the steel having been let_ Saturday to the Canadian Northwest Steel Company. The
the release of the imprisoned miners. ' cuttings  to   oe
bridged  are  at  Vic-
lioyul Sanitary Institute.
The 13th lecture of the Sanitary
Science series will be delivered by
Dr, S, Ransom, V.S., entitled
"Milk." It will be given in the
schoolroom at the rear of the
School Board offices, Hamilton
street, this evening at 8 o'clock. A
cordial invitation has been received
by the council of the institute to
hald a meeting of that body at the
Universal Exposition In San Francisco. The matter has been referred to the local branch for its consideration.
Judgment Reserved.
Judgment wns reserved yesterdav
j afternoon by Mr. Justice Murphy In
i the action raised by Ivor Johansen,
1 a  logger,   against ills  employer,  P.
���' D. Anderson, for damages for injur-
' les.     Johaii'-en claimed the sum of
$10,000 for a broken leg which he
received at Pender harbor on March
21, 1913.
McLennan   Is  Named  Chief.
I     VANCOUVER,   B.  C,  Jan.   10.���
] The deputy chief of police, Mr. Mal-
j colm Bruce .McLennan, who has been
j acting chief for tne last four or five
months, will succeed the .ate Chief
|u;  i'oiic-j Charles Mulhern.        _ho
I appointment was unanimously made
; bj  the police commissioners at their
; meeting yesterday und the appoint-
'���" "1 ...-_.i*;_ ii.e rise oi another oilier  to  the  leadership of a police
force  which  he    Joined    as a constable.      The  new  chief  is  still  a
young man.    He was born at Montague, Prince Edward Island, thirty-t
nine years    ago and he    joined the
Vancouver city police force in 1901
so that his promotion has been remarkably rapid.
Land   Is   Expropriated.
The total amount awarded property owners in connection with the
False creek improvement scheme
undertaken by the Canadiun North-
em Pacific Railway is $940,000,
vhlch, with interest, Is brought up
'o approximately one minion doi-
ii.rs. ibe arbitration wus held by-
Mr. Frederick Buscombe In October
and November lust und the property
Involved lies at both ends of the
Main street bridge. The price per
fiont foot varies from $1550 to $2,-
100���which is considered a very
good figure by competent judges.
'Ihe lots nre ten In number and
they are being expropriated  by tho
city to extinguish the riparian right*
on False creek so that they may bet   preache
included in the scheme of Improve-
toria  and   Broadway   drives.       Tin-
Broadway drive will bo seventy feet
long and the Victoria sixty-six feet.
Law Students' Election.
The election of a president of the
Vancouver Law Students' Society
will be held at the court house tomorrow. There are two candidates
for the office, Mr. L. W. Cotting-
lam and Mr. F. S. Cunliffe, and
both have a considerable following
among the members. A meeting Will
be held this evening to hear tho
candidates speak and Messrs. P. Mc-
D. Kerr and W. Warner will speak
for Cottingham. while Messrs. R, B.
Holland and F. R. Anderson will
speak for Cunliffe. .Air. Max Grossman is manager of the campaign for '
Cunliffe and Mr. S. ,H Gi.mour for
Building Permits.
Permits issued ut the building inspector's department for the week
ending with Friday have a total of
.-?17,472. Of this amount $10,497
is to be expended in five dwe.lings.
ion. Mr. A. E. Stevens, assistant ' added to the roll of fame of the Le-
general superintendent of the divls- '. gion of Honor. Her claims have
ion, left yesterday to meet Mr. Bury j been put  forward several  times be
at Field, and Mr. F. W. Peters, gen
eral superintendent, who has been
at Nelson, will join the party today
at Revelstoke.
Proceeds With Expropriation.
The Canadian Northern Railway-
were offered the waterlots on Main
street before arbitration was begun
at an amount very much less than
that which the arbitrator has decided that the company must pay.
Mayor Baxter strongly advised the
company at that time to accept tho
offer. The city is not directly interested in the question of appeal of
which the Canadian Northern Railway has given notice and will proceed with the expropriation of the
fore, but tbe influence of a strong
element in French societ/ prevented
the actress from obtaining '.he decoration.
Between Lanning, Fawcett ����� Wilson, Limited, Plaintiff, and Frank
Mlllejoure, defendant.
To the defendant, Frank .Mlllejoure, of the Municipality of Delta,
British Columbia, farmer.
Take notice that a plaint has been
entered and a summons issued
against   you     in   the  above  County
Province of British Columbia, County
of Westminster.     To wit:
Under and by virtue of warrants
of execution and distress to me directed and delivered against the
goods and chattels of Frank Millejour
at the suit of Smith Bros., Thos.
Thirkle, and others, I have seized
and will sell at the Millejour farm,
Ladner, B.C., on Tuesday, the 20th
day of January, 1914, at 11 o'clock
In the forenoon, the following, or
sufficient thereof to satisfy the judgment debt and costs herein:
One mare, weight about 1800 lbs.;
one horse, weight about 1600 lbs.;
one mare, weight about 950 lbs.;
one mare with foal, weight about 1,-
4 50 lbs.; two waggons; six cows; 3
calves; one buggy; one set single and
two sets double harness; one seed
drill, one separator, one potato plow,
ot tools, etc.; about 40 bales straw,
yield is the largest per acre in Can
ada, and the sheep and horses bred
are the finest in British Columbia
Along the south bank of the FrM��
River there are splendid sites tj,
Board   of   Trade.���President,  d   a
McKee; secretary, S. W. Fisher   '
Justices of Peace���H. D. Benson h
J. Kirkland, J. McKee, E. L. Be'rrv'
Police  Magistrate.���J. McKee
!Medical Health Officer.���Dr J k���,
I     Wilson.
'Coroners.���Dr. A. A. King and nr
! J. Kerr Wilson.
:School Board.���S. Wright, chairman-
j C. Davie, A. deR. Taylor, j McCallum, W. R. Ellis, N. A. MtDlai-
! mid, secretary.
(Farmers' Institute.���T. T. Harris
president; N. A. McDiarmid, secretary.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective A*.
soclation.���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.���F. J,
MacKenzle, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings.���S.S. New Delta leavei
Ladner every day for Steveston tt
8.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 6.30
p.m., connecting with the B. C.
E. R. cars. S.S. Transfer leavei
for New Westminster daily, except
Sundays, at 7 a.m.; returning,
leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m.,
reaching Ladner at 5.30 p.m.
Railways.���Great Northern leavei
Port Quichon daily for New Weit-
minster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.:
returning, leaves Vancouver at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichi -
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R., Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Ebur.v>
and Steveston���Cars leave Ora:.
ville street depot (at north er,;)
of bridge over False Creek 1 at 6.:; 1
a.m. and hourly until 11.39 p.m
Special car for Eburpe at 6.'* J
a.m. Cars leave Steveston at 6. 1
a.m. and hourly until 11.30 p.m.
Sunday service���First car leav^
either terminus at 8.30 a.m ,
hourly service thereafter uu ii
11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m. to '1
p.m. Mall for Vancouver closes
at 12 noon; for New Westminster
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed all day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets In the
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on thi
second and fourth Saturdays in
each month at 2 p.m. Reeve, H.
D. Benson; councillors, L. D.
Paterson, W. A. Kirkland, Hanford Lewis, G. Dennis, Chris
Brown;   clerk,  N.  A.   McPlarmld.
The average price of these homes is   (.-ur,. by ,.anningt Fawcett & Wilson, I about one ton oats; one binder.
Ihe seals this  morning,  besides two j ments which the Canadian Northern
Railway Company will carry out in
connection with its Vanoouver terminals. The railway company Is to-
recompense the city for its outlay
H   Hi..  inn*'"r.
'������.. . . .<���.��� i*.i_i ���.���! r Honored.
Mr. c. R, B, Elliot of this cits has
been awarded the prize for the best-
imp.;- read before thi Pacific North
Wi - Society ol Engineers during
the year 1913. Hls subject waa
"The Fni ier River Delta." The
membership of the organization extends from San Francisco north, the
headquarters being In Seattle. Mr.
Elliot, who is the first Canadian to
secure the annual award, is believed
lo have won it largely because of
the volume nf original information
on the subject contained jn hi*
Committee Investigating,
At   the   meeting  of the  Board  of-
Trade council held yesterday moni
tor the reeveship and four for the
board of school trustees, on which
1 here ,ire three seats to be filled.
For tha reeveship: N. F. Lougheed
nnd T. 3. Drain
For in-- 1 ouncll ���;. II. Fulti ���-., \Y.
11. Ansell, J.   I   Dale, O.   \. Davi n-
port, V. I) Sib lv, Q( Orge Gilchrist. Mus�� Ball, 11. P.. Martin,
John Alio, -i hn Southworth and
John Lilly.
For school board: Robt. Blake,
F. Biggs, G. A. Davenport and M
Rev. T. II. Wright, who lias been
secretary of the 8*irrey school board
for the past three years, has sent in
his resignation. The Increasing)
work nnd responsibilities of the position warranting, he believes, a
larger salary than that paid by the
Iherefore $2099. They are dis
tributed in various parts of the city.
Taxation of Improvements
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 13.���
The possibility of having to go back
to the taxation of Improvements in
crder to help the city out of its
ditficuity in regard to taxable revenue was suggested by Mayor Baxter
in his Inaugural address yesterday
to the council of 1914, when Aid.
Enright, Cottrell, Hoskln, James
and Hamilton took the places vacated In the council by ex-Aid. McMasters, McSpadden, Black and Cle-
Speakers Repudiated.
Because of the claims of two officials of the United Mine Workers
of America that they believed the
minister of justice would free the
Imprisoned miners of Vancouver Island If the B. C. Miners' Liberation
league repudiated statements made
by Robert Gosden of tbe I. W. W. in
the Horse Show building, December
8, the league last Sunday decided
to repudiate the statements of every
speaker at the meeting with the exception of Mr. W. Foxcroft, chairman of the meeting and the official
representative of the Miners' Liberation League.
Dr. FVaser Upholds Miners.
In reply to a criticism by Mr. Justice Morrison that a sermon he had
dealing with the conditions In the conl mines on \ ancouver island had Influenced the
Jury In New Westminster, Rev. Dr.
Fraser on Sunday said If such had
been the case lt was high time the
country should find some other and
'  tho-1 cf Rdmini'-'erlns .notice than by the jury method. The
preacher said he hnd been accused
of forming an opinion before he had
absolute knowledge on the matter
but the learned Judge had decided
many cases in court without absolute knowledge about any of them.
Ilii-hiiii-l $(IOOO; Wife Only $1.
VANOOUVER, Jan. 14.���After
reluming a verdict for $6000 in far
vor of a woman who lost her husband through drowning on the Ches-
lakee, when that    vessel    sank    off
.Limited, wbo carry on business at
the Village of Ladner In the Province of British Columbia, as Maker of
a Promissory Note dated the 1st day
of July, 1913, for the sum of $153.60
and interest payable three months
after the date thereof to the order or
the Plaintiff, which note was duly
presented for payment at the Bank
of Montreal, New Westminster, B.C.,
whereof it is payable and was dishonored by non-payment and the
Plaintiff's claim is for the further
amount of $166.95, being the amount
due and owing by you for goods sold
and delivered to you by the Plaintiff
at your request.
Oct. 1, 1913, to amount of
above described Promis-
���  lory  Note due this day..$153.60
Nov. 17, 1913,    to interest
on       above       described
Promissory   Note    from
July  1.  1913 to date nt
8 per cent per annum by
contract           4 gc
July 12, 19J8, to half ton '
nslt  at $17.50 per ton. .
To 1500 sacks    at    $92
per 1000  	
To     100    lbs.     binding
Aug. 25, 1918, to one sack
Terms of sale cash.
New Westminster, Jan. 8, 1914.
The   family  remedy   for   Coughs   and   Coldit
Small  dole.    Small   bottle.    Best since   187U
���   2.70
.    ,   _ $325.21
And further take notice that an
order has been made for the publication of a notice of the entry of such
plaint and the issuing of such summons in two consecutive Issues of (ha
"Di Its Times" shall .be deemed to he
a aood and sufficient spm-Ip-i of the
summons upon you.
You are required to enter ,1 (II*--
inite Note to the above mentioned action within fourteen diays from lhe
date of the first publication of tliis
notice in the "Delta Times" at the
Registrar's Office at New Westminster, B.C., and If you do nol so enter
such Dispute Note within such time
judgment m-ay be entered agalttst
you and the Plaintiff may proceed to
Dated this 6th clay of January
Solicitors for the Plaintiff.
Molson's   Bank   Chambers,   Hastings
St. West, Vancouver, B.C.
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 8.80. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle, M.A., vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pastor���Rev.    D. O.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednes-
Any under the auspices of the Ladles'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, 8
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.8f
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sunday school, 2 p.m.; singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.80.
Church services will be held every
oilier Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909. Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; e-enlng devotion, 3 p.m.:
a.m. Rev. Falher W. Chaput, parish
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before tho morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rev C
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor.
W,  Audi.us Presbyterian.
Services   next  Lord's   Day
a.m. and 7.30
Coal mining rights of the Domi.i-
Ion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan an1
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, th*
Northwest Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2560 acres will be leased to om applicant.
Application for a lease must b��
made by the applicant In person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In which the rights applied for
are Bituated.
In surveyed territory the land
must he described by sectioni, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application ��� must be accompanied by a fee of f 5, which will he
refunded if the rights appl-"'! '���"
are not available, but not otherwise
A royalty shall be <*ald on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full nt"*.**-
tlty of merchantable coal mined W
pay the royalty thereon. If the coai
mining rlghta are not being operated, such returns should be furnlihca
at least once a year. ,
The lease will include the com
mining rights only, but the lefl"'9
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights nny o_
considered necessary for the worn-
lug of the mine at the rate of V-Q-vv
an acre.
For   full   information'appllMt""1
liotild be made to the SecreimT ��[
tho Department of the Interior,
tawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Afien
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior-
N.B.���Unauthorised publication <n
be Pal(1
advertisement will not
I body of a man named Anderson^ ��������*
1 in    uni - ���<���! ,..������ , ,       "found dead in the ruins of �� """I
j" ti r;;w nl��ht ��<"-|about eight miles northeast ol B*tt-
\ res on Thursday evening at 7.30 wen Anderson had been cutting
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.30 p.m.LZd AnaerBOn "'"'
Rev. J. J. Hastie, minister. 1*m'|Wood.
'. The Delta Times is published every
Any corrections In above names Saturday from the Times Bulbil^
or imes should be sent to the office Ladner B.C. J. D. Taylor. ������
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.
Ladner, B.C.


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