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Volume 7
Initial     Trip     of     Xew     Ladner-
Woodward's Landing Accom-
plished in 20 Minutes.
$1.00 A YEAR.
Sunday aftermoion the steamer
Scanlon, towing the ibig 'ferry scow,
made a trial trip of the new ferry
between Ladner and Woodward's
Landing. Leaving     Woodward's
shortly after noon tho journey across
tht Fraser river was made with a
small party ln the motor'car of Road
Master .McBride, of Richmond. Ferry
Manager Black ward accompanied the
As soon as a landing was made in
Ladner, Mr. John Johnston hurriedly
uot his auto out of his garage and
had the distinction of being tbe first
man to drive a machine on to the
ferry from the Delta side. He was
followed by his :brother-in-law, Mr.
West, in another car, and before the
start back a number of .pedestrian
citizens went aboard. Among these
were Messrs. Geo. Baker, Jos. Jordan, Hamilton, Turner, Handford,
Leonard, Lander and family and
According to Mr. Baker, who
rossed for the especial purpose of
ascertaining the time it would take
:o make the crossing, the trip over
was made in a trifle under twenty
The regular service will probably
begin today, and there is likely to
be considerable friendly rivalry in
Ladner for the distinction of driving
the first team on to the ferry.
Annual Ball of Lower Fraser Valley
League Will Be Held Xo-
vember 28. v
Joking  "Sufferer" Suggests Law by  Interest,  Manifested  iu  Delta  Board
Municipal Council to Reduce
Cost   of   Living.
of Trade Meeting by Largest
Attendance in Months.
Agricultural Department and Ladner. Medical   inspector  of  Delta   Public
Drag Hunt Make Handsome Do-     1     Schools Reports (.i-ent Improve-
nations tor Plowing Matches. ment In Children's Vision.
were concluded at a scpecial meeting, recently appeared in your valuabl
of lacrosse enthusiasts held in Mc- paper. These letters show a desir
Neely Hall Saturday evening. What
'the meeting lacked in numbers was
Pre Imiaary arrangements for the To the Editor:-^ have read with The India Hoard of Trad" is vrv
annual dance in connection with the much Interest the various letters of much alive. At last Monday's meet-
...���L.;.r.a,S6Jr-\aUey Lacr?s?e League public-spirited   citizens,   which   have   ing there was the biggest attendance
e' since last spring, and two new meiu-
e ' ibers were accepted���Mr. O. A. Mur-
to Improve the moral condition ofphy, of the McLelan Mills, and Mr.
, the community and cannot fail to '. V. Taylor, harness maker,
more than made up .by the unbounded have a beneficial effect on your read- A communication was received
enthusiasm of  those  attending,  and'ers. ; from  Chief  Operating Officer A.  J.
Uie ouslness incidental to preparing, I would crave your indulgence In Nixon, Dominion Board of Railway
lor tne eventful evening was de- order that I may present to your' Commissioners, dated Ottawa, Octo-
spatched with machinelike precision. [ readers a matter of serious concern ber 28 relative to the Great North-
Committees were appointed for the to the householders In Delta, one'ern Railway service,
various departments, decorating, re-' which directly affects the high cost Mr. Nixon stated thait on October
freshment, etc., and the meeting ad- of living, and which, if remedied,
journed   confident   of   the   ultimate: would   greatly   inorease   the   happi-
success  of  the  proposed   entertain-  ness  of  the  community.    You   may
EDMONTON, Alta., Nov. 13.���Cyclone and Cyllman, bred, owned and
trained   by   Walter   Sporle,   a   stock,
farmer on the St. Albert trail, were1
placed first and  second in  the  Ed-.
monton  Derby, ran at the industrial
exhibition and summer race meeting
here last Augusit, in a decision just,
handed   down   by   Mr.  Justice  Beck I
the   supreme  court  In   Alberta.!
The   owner   received   judgment   for
, 160, the winner's part of the purse,
and costs against the Edmonton Exhibition   Association,   controlled   by
the municipality of Edmonton.
Ben More, also a son of Cyclades,
owned by J. C. C. Bremner, a farmer
at Clover Bar, which landed under
die wire first, was declared Ineligible, having been trained in the
Inited States. The conditions of
the race were: "Open only to foals
of 1910, owned and foaled In Canada, west of tho Great Lakes, raced
and trained in that territory." Two
other foals, sired by Cyclades, ran
fifth and sixth.
This is the first time in the history of the province of Alberta that
its highest judicial tribunal has been
.ailed upon to place the winners In.
a   horse   race.    The   Edmonton   Exhibition  Association  was represented |
by J. ('. F. Bown, city solicitor.    The!
association held up the prize money I
I ending  the   decision.
Cyclone was second In the Fort,
Carry Derby, run at Winnipeg earlier|
in the season, Cyclamont, a half:
brother, owned and trained by David,
Smith, of Carbon, being the winner.:
'.niicr! was firt.h in the Edmon-,
' i Dc rby, where It was second
holce favorite. Ben More carried |
ihe bulk of the money, Cyclone also,
having a number of supporters.   The
kets   were  cashed   after  the  race.
14   he  had  conferred   in   Vancouver
with  Superintendent .Smith  and As-
 , . sistant Freight  Manager  Burns,    of
msnt. | have observed that the many Chang-, G.N.R., and Secretary Fisher, of the
In the absence of the president, Mr. ing fashions in women's apparel are I Delta Board of Trade in regard to
Rudie Kittson was voted to the chair.'a matter of grave concern to the this service, and that the G. N. offi-
whlle Mr. John Kirkland was ap-j party who foots the bills. No sooner cials strenuously objected to putting
pointed secretary pro tem. Without, is a new dress or a new bonnet worn j on the service recommended by In-
discussion it was unanimously de-i a few times ith an Dame Fashion sud- spector McCaul, claiming the impos-
cided to hold the annual dance in ' denly changes the style to something sibility of a passenger service on the
McNeely Hal! on Friday, November j altogether different, and the process j proposed schedule and that service
28th, Grand March to be called at j of reclothing the family has to be j with freight trains only three days
8.45   p.m.    Mr.  Rudie  Kittson   was  gone over again. i a week would not so well serve their
appointed a committee of one to ob-,     As a remedy to this unsatisfactory   patrons.
tain suitable music. It was decided ��� condition I would suggest that the; Further, Mr. Nixon said-that after
that the charge for admission should! municipal council regulate the dress t go^g thoroughly into the matter of
be $1.50, while each lady would be j worn by the women of Delta. This service and the amount of traffic he
requested to bring a cake. The in-j costume will not vary from year to I was of opinion that the present ser-
novation of serving supper in the hall | year, and may be worn on all occa- vice is reasonably satisfactory,
has been tried out on former occa-j sions. When it is worn out it may, Superintendent Smith, of the G.
sions and proven very popular. be replaced by another of the same  \*. r., he c&ntinued, had assured him
Mr. Ray Hutcherson was placed In' color and quality.    Any one can see   that the delays which have occurred
charge   of    printing   arrangements,; that this would effect an  immense: at  Colebrook,   Cloverdale  and  New |
while the task of providing a door-'saving to the community, and I sin-, Westminster  would   be obviated  as
keeper was left in the hands of Mr.Imerely   hope   that   the   courJcil   will mtfch as was found possible by the'
Hugh Burr and Alex. Davie.    A floor j'take  the   matter  under  advisement  railway.
committee   of  Rudie Kittson,  Robt. and bring in  the necessary legisla-j     Secretary Fisher presented to the
Kittson, John Kirkland, Hugh Burr, ,tion   without   delay. board    a    request    from     Manager;
Jack Savage and Geo.  London  wasi     Our police force, which has been   Blackward, of the new ferry service,
appointed. | so successful in enforcing the bylaws  for a suggestion  of a schedule for
The lacrosse boys are confident of I preventing    Sunday    shooting    and-four round  trips  daily  between  the
the    success    which    has    crowned!other  immoral  practices of  the de-, hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
former  dances and  are sparing no I generate members of our municipal-:     The  president  and   the  secretary
effort in making their entertainment ity,  will  no doubt be quite capable' w-ere named a committee to present
for the year 1913 a memorable one. | of   enforcing   any   new   legislation    to Mr. Blackward the following BUg-
 .        ���. j which   will  be   of   such   importance   gested times of departure from each j
to our welfare, and in the discussing  side   of   the   river:   From   Ladner���j
a.m.   and   9.00   a.m.   and   1.00 j
6.00   p.m.    From Woodward's
The plowing matches to be held
in Delta on Thursday. November 27.
, under tbe auspices of the Delta
; Farmers' Institute, promise to be the
, best held since their Inauguration
I seven years ago.
The prizes will be more in number
than ever, and the committees report
greater   interest   than   heretofore   In
; the  event.    This  year  the   Instituto
| has for the first time received a do-
i nation from the Department of Agriculture  of  British   Columbia.    This
is in tbe form of two splendid silver
cups,   valued   at   fifty  dollars   each,
a  gift  greatly  appreciated   by   the
; farmers of Delta.    Anothei  new do-
i nation   is that of  the  Ladner   Drag
Hunt  Club,  a  handsome  silver  cup.
There are two cups now in com--
petition,   one,   known  as  the  Burr
Villa Hunt Club cup, for boys under
eighteen at first entry, must be won
three times to become the "iropertv
of  the competitor.    Willie Gilchrist
has  two wins to his credit.      The
other   cup,    donaied  by  Mr.   D.   B.
Grant, Is for narrow- cut plows, and
must be won twice.    Messrs.  R.  A.
Coleman, W. Sheppa*rd and Jos. Harris have each won once.
The collection committee reports
good progress, and Its members are
assured of the biggest prize money
ever put up in Delta.
Arrangements have been made to
hold the contests on the W. Stokes
farm, one mile east of Ladner on
the Trunk road.
In the evening a banquet will be
held in the djning room of the Delta
Hotel, at. which it is expected there
will be one of the largest representative gatherings of agriculturists
ever got about the festive board in
Dr. A. A. King, medical inspector
i of the schools of Delta municipality,
this week examined the children of
! Inverholme,   Crescent   Island,  Westham Island and Canoe Pass schools.
Dr. King says he finds a great improvement  in  the  condition of   the
general health of the pupils, an evidence of an awakening among par-
; ents  of  tho  necessity  of  correcting
! vision aud other ills.
In one of the schools where on
I former inspections fifty per cent, of
the children were found to have defective vision, by simply changing
about the seats so as to throw the
light of the blackboard over the
shoulders of the children this defect
has beeu almosit entirely corrected.
Now only three children of forty
have any noticeable defect.
The sanitation, while found to be
as good as could be expected under
the circumstances, is not modern;
ventilation in most of the schools
is good; light in some instances
might be improved  upon.
It is expected that within a year
modern sanitary appliances will be
installed in all Delta schools, and
that ventilation and light will be
materially  improved.
of   women's   fashions    and    kindred   7.00
matters the council may discover its  and
B.C.   Electric  Installing  Big  Trans.
former nt Ladner to Increase
real  sphere of usefulness.
Building Permits Issued During October,  Nine  in  Numlier,  Totalled $12,000.
EBURNE. Point Grey, Nov. 12.���
Nine permits, valued at $12,600,
were Issued for the Eburne ward In
October to Building Inspector Street's
report to the council last night. The
buildings were all dwellings. Figures for the entire municipality were
comparatively small, just exceeding
That   the   municipal   departments
Landing���7.30   and   9.30   a.m.   and
1.30 aud 6.30 p.m.
After this business there was an
informal talk re a proposed special
effort by the board to secure a Sunday milk train on ithe G.N.R. It
was decided to await development
of accommodation by the new ferry
before taking action.
With a crew of station wiremen,
Mr. M. II. lloffey. assistant superintendent of electrical construction of
the B.C. Electric Company, ia Installing a ,-ph'ase, .'loo-kilowatt trans-*-1
former    in    Ladner,   and   along   the
Trunk   road   approaching   the   town, had   a  (pilot   month   during  October
Li-ne   Foreman   Frank   Vana'le**  has  was Indicated by the reports of Fire
a crew of fifteen workers putting In  Chief    Turner,     Deputy     Chief    of!
a new line. i Police    Walker,    Wiring    Inspector
The  purpose of  ihe  new  plant  Is ��� Doche,, 'and     Plumbing     Inspector:
to  Increase  the voltage,  on  accounl   Hughes.    Only   five   fires   occurred.
of increasing business in Delta,   The the   actual   damage   amounting   to,
,uncut    Is   being   transmitted  from   ��1B0,   though   property    insured    at;
Kennedy,   where  there   is  a   voltage  $30,000 was threatened.    Forty-nine
of  11,000.    This   will   be  cut  down ' cases were tried at the police court,
on   lhe   pole   line   to   2,800   volts  at  the distribution of which was Motor
the Ladner transformer house.   Local Traffic  Regulation Act, 20;  Traffic
li-rbting   service   will    be   increased   Bylaw,   16;   theft,  3;   Indian Act,  1;
from 90 to 120 volts, and both power Firearms    Bylaw,    1;     assault,    1; ;
and light-DC services will be greatly  Masting bylaw   1;  drunk  and disor-l .
improved derly,  8;     drunk    and  Incapable,  3.' l
'      , . , ,   Fines  amounting  to  $377   were col-
Work  was  begun  on   Monday and  ](..(.torl
by fconighl the new transformer will
School   Board  Decides  to  Engage n
Teacher nt Once for Advanced
Class Open to Delia.
Messrs,   H.   O.   Macdonald,   C.   A.
Shook  and   Webster  brothers  sailed
the  river  In ithe Webster launch
be ready for connection.     It will take,
until well on Into next week before
the pole line Is completed
By   Wiring   Enapectod   Roche  101
Inspections  were made during Octo-
i ber. and about  500 inspections were
made by Plumbing Inspector Hughes.
Huntingdon Hns Largest Entries of
Live Stock of Any B. O. Port
ol Entry.
HUNTINGDON, Nov. 12.���Government Inspectors say that there Is
more live stock passed upon for entry at HiintlHKd'on than at any other
port of entry in British Columbia.
The importations a^e largely dairy |
cows, which arc shipped mostly from |
Oregon  and  Northwestern  Washington.    No beef stock has been brought j
In  for  some  time.     All  cattle cross-,
ing the line,  with  the exception  of
settlers' stock, are held in quarantine
for seven  days.
Large quantities of veal have been
shipped In, this year, most of It from
Northwestern Washington, tbe largest consignments coming from the
vlelnlty of Lynden. The Importn-
ive chickens from that point
has increased rapidly Of late, Last
week one Lynden man made two
shipments, one of 3,000 pounds and
the other of l.BOO pounds.
At the last meeting or the Board
of School] Trustees it was decided
to engage a teacher for the entrance
classes, this action being taken on
the recommendation of School Inspector Sullivan, that the work in
the Ladner school was too heavy
for the one teacher in the advanced I
classes. i
The permission of tbe department
has been obtained to engage a teacher at once, and as soon as one can
be   obtained   a  second  class   will   be I
formed   in  Ibe  vacant room of  Lad-1
ner  high   school.
Then- will Ibe from twenty-five to
thirty pupils In attendance, and i;
will bo the privilege of all parents
in the Delta to send their children
to this class Irrespective of tlie!
school  district lu  which  tiiey  reside. I
Question Will Be Debated nt School
Trustees' Entertainment at
EBURNE, Point Gray, Nov. 12.���
The relative claims to honor of the
Elizabethan and Victorian ages will
be the subject of forensic effort at
the Bridgeport school next Friday
evening, when the first of a series
of monthly entertainments under the
auspices of the school trustees will
be held. Rev. J. H. Wright, supported by Miss Lanoville and Mr.
Archie Cook, will take the affirmative of the question. "Resolved, that
the reign of Queen Victoria is greater
in history than that of Queen Elizabeth." Mr. G. C, Wlllson, municipal clerk, will lead the negative, his
colleagues being Miss Florence McDonald and Mr. Thomas Laing.
Reeve Bridge will in all probability
act as chairman.
At the conclusion of the debate,
which will last an hour and a half,
Students of the Bridgeport school
will stage several scenes illuminating
the dress and customs of the reigns
of two great English queens.
Next month the entertainment will
take the form of a lecture.
UP   -
lasi  week on a hunting trip
��� ere  away   four  days  and   report   a
lino oul Ing and excellent spun.   The
included two black-tail deer and ���
a large number of ducks.
Tin- party left Ladner al eleven
"''lock on tbe morning ot W-ednea-i
day, arriving al Hhelr destination up
the Sumas river at el*h1 In the even-
\i tin- fool or c.oosc- Lake
camp  wns  made.      It   in  an   Ideal
 ing spot on ih��- eastern slope
nf sumas mountain, and apari from
the gunning spout, tin- party enjoyed
the woods lire Immensely.    They ar-
"I  hack  In   Ladner Sunday.
There was a fairly good markel In
\,.u- \V' -'���>. n :i r i'iid.i.v. offerings
in musl lines being up to the average,
and buyers plentiful.
Hogs sold al from B cents for
heavy weights to 12 cents tor ll-gfht.
Veal  was  scarce  and   sold   at   ah,nil
Postmaster-General   Will    Probably
Issue Order .liinuiny I. Bring-
lug System Into Effect,
OTTAWA. Nov. 1 8.���Everything
la practically In readiness for the
bringing Into force of the parceli
post The post office department has
been engaged dusfhg the greater pari
. t the lummer and fall gathering
data  and  information   upon   whioh
Mr, Frank Mllgcr. lessee of the
Thos, Thirkle farm, Delta, hns been
missing for six weeks. He went over
lo ihe New Westminster Exhibition
presumably for a day, but did not
Mr,   ('.   W.   Mark,   who   has   been
working  with  him  on   the  farm,  Is
toklng after the duties of the place.
'mt  is at  a  loss  to  know  what   bus
"'"nie of Ml Igor.    The missing man
is   worked   on   farms   In   Delta   for
"'in' time.    He Is a single man.
Point   Roberts might, somo day he
'��� 1'i'ii-mf the municipality of Delta,
'��'' at Monday's meeting of the Vnn-
Oliver   Hoard  of Trade a   resolution
���as passed requesting the Provincial
i;"v"inment to nsk the Federal Gov-
""ucnt to take up with the Onltedl
'���'"'s the matter of the annexation
' r tha�� little strip of Isolated land
'" Canted*, The residents of Point
Roberts are willing; Delta Is willing.
Tow about the United Stntes of
This  is  the  Final   Decision of the
Municipal  (ouiicii on  Vexed
KERRISDALE,   Polttl   Grey.   Nov.
12.���The final decision ot the Point
Grey council with regard to the much
discussed  ward  question  is thai   In
in |.j cents.   Beef brought 11 centa the futun* there ihall be sis Instead they oould"work om a scheme thai
for cows and  11 centi for   1 rs. of  rive  wards iu  tin-  municipality, would be lual and equitable to all
There waa little change in the prices!Seven  and  cen  elghl   wards  have concerned and yet could be operated
of retail meati,                                 i1 ��  considered,  bin   when   ihe re- without too groni   a deficit   on   the
There was a slight  advance iu  po-  dlsl rlbutl'oli bylaw came to  he Intro-, ,ml- 0* *],��� government,
iaic.es. i-ightj cents being had bj tin-  di 1   by   Councillor  Cunliffe  this The big matter to be decided upon
sack,  and   from   $1 ���   tO   |18   by   the evening, six wards wen- specified, and now   i*  the  rates.      It   Is  not  neces-
ton.    Cabbage sulci  nl   around  $1   a  the    bylaw    In    this    shape    passed unrv to Introduce a bill In parliament
sack.                                                          ; through  Its third reading. to bring tin   parcels post  Into effect.
Eggs sold In the stalls at 65 cents.;     The    boundaries    of   the    Eburne Last pnfilament gave the* Postninster-
Hutter from tin- ranch brought, from'ward are somewhat narrowed.    The General the necessary power nnd all
::.*, in 4i) cents.                                 northern boundary for most of the thai  is required Is a departmental
Small consignments of apples and , distance Is now Shannon Road. order  from  him,     This  order,  It  Is
pears were sold very i|iilckly at $1.-5 i     The    hope    of    Ihe    Shaughnessy learned  todiy,  will  be  Issued  .lanu-
to   $1.6"   for  apples   and   $1.50   for, Heights    district   that   it   would    be ary   1       Tile  rates  are  expected  to
made   a   ward   by   Itself   have   been be Slightly higher than  those which
'shattered.    Granville street  Is made prevail In the United States.
ia ward boundary line, which means ���    ���
I thai    p.    portion    of    Shautfhnessy <.r.\\i> master to visit.
'Heights   Is   thrown   with   D.L.   -172 	
Lasi  week one of the Government jnto one division, while the rest  be- Next   Wednesday  evening,  Novem-
eattle Inspector, hud rather an un- comes part of a ward running west ber 19. Grand Master Dudley, of Per-
pieaaanl experience while engaged In t.i Trafalgar road and bounded on nie, vv-ui pay hla animal  ifflcial visit
testing animals on the Ollery farm., the  north   by  16tli  avenue  and  on to Delta Lodge, No. 21, I.O.O.F., and
\ two-year-old bull evidently resent- the south  by Wilson road.               I '* i�� de=!red that every member ahull
t,,l   ii,,,' Intrusion,   and   lowering   his       The 'bylaw  creating the  new  dlvi- make cn effort  to be present on the
head   made   f -r  the  veterinary,   who  sion goes Into effect at the municipal occasion.
sought 'cover behind a convenient^elections In January, when six conn-
atump. The lord of the pasture kept, ctllora and a reeve will be elected.
ii,',. ofiflci p dodging around hia bar-
rti i- for more than fifteen  mlnutea
before relief came,
VICTORIA.   Nov.   12.���-Mr.   '1.   II
Dean, inspector of schools In the department  Of education, has returned
Emulating their seniors tbe young-' to  Victoria  nfter  a   trip   to   Regina.
Iters  of  I.adner  held   a   masquerade   jMniont.in   and  Winnipeg,     He  went
dance   last   evening   In   Odd   Fellows-   tn the prairie to Investigate the terh-
Hall and  I laim  to have had  a great   nlcal    school    methods   In   operation
time  of  It. there  and   It   Is  probable  Mint  some
Most   of   the  dancers  were   under  nf the  fentures of tho svstenis  will
BAXDITS GOT 916,180,
None of Them Has Been Arrested,
ii 1111 Suspects Taken  Have Been
VIOTORIA, B.C., Nov. 18.���Thai
up to a late hour last evening none
of the four bandits who broke into
ar.d robbed the branch of the Union
Bank al New- Hazelton on Tuesdaj
evening had been arrested and that
tlm> ��� suspects who were taken 11110
custody   between   11 .-i/i-ii 1111   and   Xe'.v
Hazelton on the night of the robbery were nol concerned In the crime
and hav" been releaaed, vvas the
newi conveyed In a telegram n celvi d
shortly before midnight by Buperln-
tondent of Provincial Police Camp-
in 11 from the chief constable In the
\c"v   Hazelton district.
Tin- amount which the bandits uot
away with was Slll.lsn Instead of
110,000 iis iii first reported, This
sum was made up as follows: 1'nion
Bank  bills,  61S  lives.  .16  tens,  and
ISO worth of mutilated bills- notes
of other banks, 10111 lives. 518 tens.
and two twenties: Dominion government notes, 74 ones and IS twos; In
addition there was }19_ iu sliver
and $75 In gold.
No new facts concerning the robbery other than those contained in
the press dispatches nave been received by .superintendent Campbell
except that there were tour robbers,
believed to be Italians, and each wns
armed with automatic revolvers
Tbey wore dark clothing and light
slouch hats. Tlie condition of Mr.
.lohn McQueen, accountant, who vvas
shot when he and Ledgerkeeper Pen-
ton entered the bank on their return
from dinner and while the bandits
were lnotlnix the safe, is nol considered serious.
Victoria. Nov. 12,���Hob Genge,
the sensational Fort William hockey
player, arrived In the city yesterday
while silent i'lricb. the utility forward, also reached the Capital ��t the
same time, The pair made their debut with Bert Lindsay at a practice,
and with the arrival of Tommy Dun-
derdale and Morris the end of this
week, the Capitals will be complete.
There is a deal pending whereby
Victoria may get another player, but
Manager Patrick la nol at liberty to
divulge the name of the latest possible recruit for the Senators.
LONDON. Nov. 13.���The London
Express prim.- sensational dispatches
from 11 eorr"spon<le!H who bus been
trying to enter Somaliland to Investigate the conditions which led to the
recent outtlng up of the- British
came] corpa, The correspondent dorian 'inn horrora rivaling the Oon-
"11 ni rocil lei have b en 1 cmii II ted on
tribes friendly to the British in
Bi 1. alilai 1 bj the Mud Mullah,
Ul V .-����> TONS oi   POTATOES,
The 1 luchi anaj Pai K Ing 1 'otnt 1 1
has purchased  i.i  Easl   Delta   fifty
tona ������ pota - 1 >r processing.   The
tubers were dellvi red thla week,
t or the last 1 irtnlghl the planl has
been working chiefly ni- carrots,
which are pai ke I f>r Nurlheni ship-
men I in 7. IS nnd 80-fpound oan-
Pi dressing of potatoes was carried
on ibis week and -hi- packing of
potato  Chips   will   begin   next   week.
Work vvas begun Wednesday morning on tiie erection of an addition
to tin- warehouse ot Mr, George
Baker, Slough afreet, to give greater
apai e tor farm machinery, cai Hage i,
automobiles, etc,
' Tin- addition, which la being erecl
ed   by  Contractor ,T.   I!.   Elliott.   Will
have a fio >r apace of :'���' by 12 feet,
It     will    be    Completed   within   two
IE \Vi:s FOR   Vt'STRI X.
VICTOKIA.    Nov.    K'���Oak    Bay
ratepayers will vote on Saturday onj
a bylaw of $liin. 1  for sewer pur-, eighteen years of ace. and their cos-> be  embodied   In   the   curriculum   of
puses, and  another $.15,000  for tht j lumen   were   home   made,   many   of  the   new   Normal   school   now   being
laying of water mains. them being very creditable creations,   built in this city.
Mr. frank Smllclch, who came to
j Delta from Austria four yean ago,
victoria. Nov. 12.���Mr, K.I left Thursday for an extended visit
Jacobs, aecretary of the western I In his native land. He expects to
branch of the Canadian Mining Insti- return In six months.
t ii to. has gone to Wallace- Idaho, to
attend   the   meeting  of  the  Spokane
and Montana sections of the American Instituic of Mining Engineers on
Nov. 16.
In 1909 Mr. Smilcich joined In the
fishing Industry here with hia half:
brother. Mr. .lohn Scoplnlch, who bus
been .v fisherman on the Fraser river
eighteen years.
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XL       *���
J-- 2
Three Hundred Killed by
Earthquake in Mountains
of Peruvian Province
LIMA, Peru, Nov. 13.���A dozen
towns were destroyed, at least 300
persons were killed nnd five or six
thousand were made homeless by an
earthquake which shook the mountainous province of Aymara last
F-rlday, according to news received
here today.
Communication was prostrated
following the disaster, so that the
first accounts of it did not reach
Cuzco from Albacaya, the town which
suffered   most   heavily,   until     last
night. Orders were telegraphed
from here to troops in Cuzco, only
40 miles from Albacaya, to go to the
sufferers with relief.
On their arrival they found conditions much worse than had been
supposed. -Not only were all the
towns in the quake zone practically-
destroyed but vast slides were
shaken down from the mountains,
burying the ruins, tog-ether with
dead and injured, under tons of
eartb  and  rock.
Canadian    Town    Has Better   Year
Than Its Near Neighbor on
American Side.
Only in These Lines Are Australian
Farmers Ahead of British
VANCOUVER, Nov. 13.���"Agriculturally, Australia and New Zealand are ahead of British Columbia in luit two things, a greater development of the co-operative system and government loans to farmers," declared Mr. Alexander Lucas,
M.P.P. for Vale, who returned on
tin- S.S. Niagara yesterday after having spent two months in Australia
and one month in New Zealand. The
purpose of his long trip was to make
a report ou the farming conditions
in the two Dominions for tbe Royal
Agricultural Commission of which he
is it member.
In tbe course of an interesting
interview he summed up his impressions as above. He pointed out that
the climate conditions there were
very nearly the same as in this province and lhat there, as her", the
agricultural industry was not much
different from other industries. To
increase the output the farmer must
increase his capital and labor. The
farmers iu New Zealand and Australasia had found that out and were
on the highway to prosperity and
Mill  Give  Statistics,
While not. divulging the text of
his report to the Agricultural Commission he said it. would give stalis-
tlcal data in regard to the full
amount of loans in the Commonwealth and in New Zealand, full
particulars of the increased agricultural production, and comparative tables showing how lhe industry had increased I here as compared with tin- Increase in ihe United
States, Canada and other countries.
"The co-operative system In Australia and .New Zealand," he stated,
"is along the- lines employed in
Eastern Canada and on which a
Star! has been made in the. handling
of fruit in tlie Okanagan, It has
liven greatly extended in the last
few vears. They have many cooperative cheese, butter mid bacon
factories mui in this I think the
fanners of British Columbia coital
���ind n good example. The in.in who
flUghl      lhe      people   of   New   SuillL'
"/ales and Victoria tl"' co-operatlvi
principle waa no other than a Canadian,     Professoo-   J.   a.   RuddiOk,
li Inion  Dairy Commiaaloner,
Modelled After Guelph,
"Moi eover, 'lv Be '-ister Dominions
have .-cut n number of delegates to
Guelph Agricultural College, ihe
Macdonald ( nil';:' and similar in-
Btltutlona In,Eastern Canada in or-
d ;��� tu g il pointers in ihe man-
ai 'ment of such Institutiona with
ih ��� result that there aro many agricultural colli .'ies an.; experimental!
im ins in existence, nearly ail modelled closely after Guecph, They hnve
ih ni .a Que maland, New South j
Wales, South Australia and New
Zealand, bul not yet In West Australia or Tasmania, although none
has reached the atate of advancement attained at the Guelph institution. Some other agricultural Institutiona there are somewhat dlf-
ferem iu thai they give the student a thorough training in practice farming but little technical
eduoal on, After the student has
i -i;njii- ted hla course he is given advice   iu   lm} Ing   a   lui 111   nud   III     ���  e
ing that  ins money is properly In-
veated, This system has met With
sin h success thai New Zealand Intends tn establish s. v era! i uch Instruction  farms,
Co-operative Selling.
"Al     the   present   time  they   have
taken up the question ol i stabllsh-
uii; co-operative selling agenciea fori
distrli is     nud    appointing    sei ing |
agents abroad In su b places i s Van-,
 v   :.   Sin   Francisco  mid   London.
"i he system "t advani im: mom y
loans id farmers waa adopted in .
New Zealand and in Wesl Australia
in 1804 and in Victoria the >��� ar
afti ,������. while over there I talked
with members of the different state
governments, with leaders nf the
Opposition .md with labor lenders
mui found I i m all In favor of the
syi tem. The government loans'
money al i per cent, more than it
ha.- in pa. for it in ord.r to i over
ih" expi naes of the system, _ he
_..-. ei omenta gel most of the money
 led from the Posl office Sa* Ing
deposits and issue debentures us security. In eighteen years there
were only 3E foreclosurea In New
Zealand In a total of 27.000 loans,
agri gating the snm of 166,000,000,
The profits to the government on !
the i  per ' i nt. charge d extra afti r
paying the working expenses and
flotation charges amounted to a
large sum. The benefit to the farmers is very great."
Premier    Compares     Achievements
Willi Date Liberal Administration's
National Railway.
VICTORIA, Nov. 13.���A vigorous
defence of the railroad policy of the
government, supported by figures of
the actual work of construction, and
a stirring appeal for a broader outlook on the question of Imperial naval
defence, were the features of an address made by Sir Richard McBride
lo an audience which filled every seat
in the Kinemacolor Theatre here last
So great was the demand for admission that some time before the
hour for opening the meeting it was
found necessary to close the doors,
and hundreds who arrived later were
unable to gain admission.
Tiie Premier received an ovation
on entering the building, and cheering was renewed when, after a few
introductory remarks by Mr. William
Blakemore, the chairman; Mr. H. B.
.homeon, M.P.P., and Dr, H. E,
Voting, minister of education, he rose
to address the meeting.
Unique  in   History.
'There has never been in the history of this country," said Sir Richard, "a railway policy that has been
so faithfully carried out, and I challenge contradiction on this point.
With regard to the Canadian Northern, we promised when we introduced that system to bring it lo Vancouver, Victoria and through the Island,
nnd by tin- first day of .Inly, 1914, to
have a, great section of the road completed.
Record Building,
"There has been a record made in
railroad building In this province
which no other part of tho Dominion
can equal. There are today 220 miles
of steel laid on the Mainland, and
grading aud tracking is practically
continuous on all the uncompleted
sections from the tidewater on the
Pacific to the eastern boundary of
the province, with the exception of a
small section.
To those critics who say that m
other transcontinental road was unnecessary I point out that the C. P.
Tt., with  its years of experience, is
expending   ."'u.ooo.ooo"  In   double
; tracking Its lines In the West.   Over
I thirty  millions  of  dollars  hnve    al-
i ready been spent    this   undertaking
! and a greal many millions have yet to
be spent.
National Railway.
How does the last Liberal administration with Its new transcontinental
railway compare with the provincial
government and the Canadian Northern .' The national road has already
��� isl c:i times ns much as the original estlmatp and tho policy of favoring the Canadian Northern In other
parts of the Dominion becomes a
crime when applied to this province.
in addition to the Canadian Northern we have the Kettle Valley costing
uver twenty millions, which will be
through  In  eighteen months.
Pacific Greal Eastern.
On the Pacific Great ICatsern 5000
men are at present employed, distributed ever 170 miles, and next yenr
trains will be running from Howe
Sound to I.illooet. and construction
trains will be operating over the en-
tlre system, Mr, J, 3. mil, of the
v.. v. ,v k. has completed arrangements for conquering the Coquahallg
summit and In conjunction with bis
American set ion he proposes making direct ' "iiiii'i w lib Hope and
Vancou* bp,
Northing in r. s. Tariff taw Direct'
ly   Repealing  Canadian   H��-
clprocity Pact.
OTTAWA, Nov. io,���Officials of
the customs and finance department
who are mosi faml.'ar with the
tariff and the provisions of tiie re-
dpi oi .il trade agreement made with
the United suites bj the into government are nol disposed to offer
a leflnlte opinion In regard to the
Washington despatch denying thai
there is anything In the Underwood
tariff ri pealing the offer of reciprocity i i Canada, The view taken
here is that this is a queatlon which
rests with the American government entirely. Whether or nol tbe
reciprocity offer nil stands, depends entirely upon the Interpreta--
tlon put upon the Underwood tariff
by the United Btatea customs authorities, Ii Is a matter entirely
und r ih Ir n��n control.
HUNTINGDON, Nov. 11.���More
residences have been built in Huntingdon this year than in the much
b.gger town of Sumas, jusi across
the international boundary, and
many of them are exceedingly fine
structures. The new home of Mr.
Geo. A. Gordon, "the Earl of Huntingdon," beautifully situated on the
rising ground to the west of the
town, is one of the finest homes on
either side of the line. The house
U modern In every respect, having
its own water system, a modern heating plant, and most splendid plumbing. The new- home of Mr. Geo.'
Hart, an engineer of the Canadian
Pacilic Railway, is another line residence, just occupied. The building
is an artistically designed two-storey
solid brick structure. There are ten
rooms, and the home is modernly
equipped with all tlle conveniences of
a city residence. The property is
owned by Mr. Laplante, jf Sumas,
Wash. Among the other new structures is a bachelors' club home on
Fourth street, erected for a number
Of unattached young men of Huntingdon, officers of the Quebec Bank,
the mills and other business concerns.
Mr. M. Murphy, proprietor of the
Alexandra Hotel, has now Installed
a water system of his own which
he says is working admirably. The
water is artesian and is of excellent
quality, lt was found at a depth of
thlrty-rour feet and a full stream
is thrown three above the surface of
the ground. A unique pumping
plant has been installed for the purpose of elevating the water. An electric driven pump does the work, but
the feature of the plant is the starting and stopping appliance. A guage
is set at whatever pressure is
thought advisable, and this is connected with a switchboard. Whenever the pressure becomes low this
autoamtically starts the pumping
plant, and when the prssure gets
over a certain mark the current is
automatically cut off and the pump
stops, to start again at the call of
the switchboard.
The new Huntingdon school is almost completed and has become occupied in part since the beginning of
the term. The school is being supplied with a water system and modern plumbing. It is heated by a
warm-air furnace and its light and
ventilation are practically perfect.
In fact it. is claimed that the Huntingdon school is one of the best in
any country section in British Columbia.
It is thought that the recent meetings held by the farmers in the big
Sumas Prairie dyking project area
have been productive of good in that
the contractors, L. M. Rice & Co.,
o feattle, have been stimulated to
exert every effort to finance the
proposition in time to start work in
May, when their date for commencing under the contract expires.
The machinery is now Installed in
Uhe new sash and door factory to be
operated by the Colonial Company,
and Manager Galllnger expects to be
able to start the plant within a fortnight.
The h: it of Officer McNiven, of
thi Dominion Departmenl of Labor
:<> Huntingdon a short time ago,
made nt the instance of Col, J, i>.
Taylor, M, P., has i��-����� ��� i_ productive of
good, for within ihe last month a
r.umbor of the employees nf Canadian railways and manufacturing
pi.nits, viii formerly livid in Su-
I m ib, Wash,, have new taken up
ri sldence in Huntingdon.
.Mr. il. w. Wells, ni the Great
Northern Railway, hns rented one
:;' -Mr.    .M.    Murphy's    Huntingdon
Mr. Sasaevllle, oT the Canadian Pacillc Railway, has taken up residence
In the old Hart home, Hart's lough.
Mr. M. Murphy, who owns the property, has made many Improvements to the house for his new tenant, It Is now thoroughly modernized.
I.ust Thursday evening a party of
young people from .Sumas surprised
the Huntingdon bachelors Club In
their new club home. The evening
developed Into a genuine house
li  is reported that  work will he
Started   again   on     the-     big     hotel,
Building was begun two years ago,
bill    was   all.inch d   on   'account   of
difficulties about getting ��� license.
Mr. ii. s. Davey, of A.bbotsford,
'���us   in    Huntingdon   nud   Sumas,
Wash.,   S.itunlay,   visiting   wilh   old
tToverdnle Lodge No. IS, I. O. O. F.
Appoints Committee to Make
the Attempt.
CLOVERDALK, Nov. 10.���At
Saturday evening's session .of Cloverdale Lodge No. 15, 1. O. O. F.,
Bros. McCallum, Crosby, McKenzie
and Hoddens were appointed a committee to endeavor to organize a Re-
dekah lodge in affiliation with No.
15. The committee are asked to report at the next regular session.
The Cloverdale. Gun Club did not
hold its regular weekly meet Saturday afternoon, but next Saturday it
is expected there will be a good
turnout of trap sportsmen. The
date for the proposed second open
shooting tournament has not yet
yet been fixed, but will be held
early in December. The success of
the big Thanksgiving day shoot
augurs well for the coming event.
On Friday evening President E. S.
Shannon of the Cloverdale Basketball Club, took his players down to
New Westminster to meei the second team or Columbian college. The
college won by a score of 15 to 13,
but the Cloverdale boys put up a
good fight and with a bit more
practice Mr. Shannon hopes to have
his aggregation in winning form.
The team playing at New Westminster was composed of Messrs. Robinson (captain), Lane Brothers,
Johnson and Sparling Brooks. A
practice was held Saturday night
and next Saturday evening a team
from White Rock will play the boys
The Cloverdale Literary Society
will held a debate Tuesday evening,
the subject being "Resolved that devotion to fashions is a greater evil
than the tobacco habit." Two
young men will contend for tobacco
and two young ladies will take the
side of fashions.
Miss Livingstone delivered three
lectures during last week on cooking, under the auspices of the Women's Institute. There were interested audiences on each occasion.
Mr. O. Merklin, Great Northern
agent here, will go to Blaine In a
day or two to act as agent at that
point, as relieving officer for one
Mr. R. B. Whiteley, Immigration
officer at Pacific highway, on the
international boundary seven miles
south of Cloverdale, was a visitor ln
town Saturday.
Mr. L. D. Cnrncross wns a visitor
to Vancouver Friday on matters of
The Repi Ml. ol car.iitia
Incorpora ted 1800.
Capital Authorized      $25,0oo,ooo
Capital Paid Up    $ll,5oo,'ooo
Rest       *12,5O0,000
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five  Million
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make every ,*.��_
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his financial
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upward**.
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May 31st and
November 30th each year.
H. F. BISHOP, Manager.
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
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J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
adoor, B. O. Phone 2
Sample Room. Prompt Service
Rates Reasonable
;�����   Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
The   family   remedy   (ur   -...,...   and   Coldl. |
Small  dote.     Small  bottle,    Best   since   1870. ,
Hut  Arc    Driven  Hack     Ity  I'iio of
Two    Mexican   Federal
WASHINGTON. U.C, wov, IS.���
C promise   In   .Mexico   wns   In   Ihe
nil'  today,     President   Wilson  was
trying  to  Induoe  President  Huerta
ami General   Carransa,    the   rebel
leader, to agree on a mutually satis-j
factory man to succeed Huerta ami!
continue   as   provisional   president
until a fan- election is neld. Admin- i
i tration officials thought there was
a chance of success,
Rebels attacking Tuxpam were re-1
ported driven inn i; by the are of two !
Mexican federal gunboats    orr   the
town.      The    American    warships
Louisiana and Wheeling   took   orr i
mosi  of the American  residents of
Tuxpam  but  II  was stated they wore
"nl  In  nui. li  danger.
Win. Bayard Hale, supposedly nn- i
officially represenUng President Wilson, conferred with Qeneral Carransa ai Nogalet, Arlsona, but their conversation v. u kept secret.
No one wns able to I'll what wns
said at u meeting of President Huerta and his cabinet last night, but
thi ra weri rumors thnt Hnerts was
o O
<"��� O
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Whether there win still be an investigation into tho charges which
were recently made by Aldermen
number and Cufhbert, when the
former alleged there was a "ring"
to get through the council certain
contracts, and lhe latter asserted
there was "money going around for
contracts," is a question which the
council has not yet determined. The
city's request Hint tb,- Lieutenant-
Governor-in-Councli institute a judicial inquiry ban been refused by the
government on ihe ground thai the
charges made were noi a suffli lent
has s on  which  to round a qniry.
iln' city ihen appealed tu tin- city
solicitor io report on what steps
might be taken to hav- the Inveeti-
gatlon desired. His report wus
tabled after reading on .Monday.
Bankers' Trust ("use.
In thr Bankers' Trust case, now
1 "lore the Assize Court, most of
���Monday's proceedings consisted of
hearing the testimony or Sidney witnesses, Messrs Robert Hetherlngton and .1. Ii. linker, the last Victorians to appear for the prosecution, were examined in tho forenoon.
In tbe first trial both were cross-
examined exhaustively, but on this
heard in much less time. Following
them came Messrs. S. Roberts, J.
Hrelhour, A. .Macdonald nnd Henry
Brethour, it is expected .that tho
case for the Crown will bo completed today. As the defence, If it Is no
longer than m tlle first trial, Is com-
paralively brief. It Is predicted that
the case will go to the jury by
Friday at the latest.
Commissioner Back.
���Mr. .1. Kldston, of Vernon, one of
tbe   largest   Individual  fruit growers
in tin- province, and a member of
ti"- Provincial Agricultural commission, relumed to lhe ciiv Monday  from  Ills visit    to California,
Which be took wllh a view to making ii close personal study of the
systems ,,r selling agencies In vogue.
���Mr. Kidsl.in Ik confident tbat hls
visit bas been fruitful of good results In that It has enabled him to
observe what other people ar,. doing
to lumbal difficulties similar," If not
exactly akin, to those of the fruit
grower in llritish Columbia,
Indian     l.iui*R
it is understood that the end of
this month win se,. un- end of tho
activities ror the meml ers or the
Royal Commission on Indian Affairs
for tbe season.    No date for closing i
Hi"  sessions has  yet   been    decided
upon definitely, but it is stated thai
November  li!)   will   likely  be  agr I
upon,   it is also understood that the
commissioners  wki     reassemble   in
the rily on April   1  or next year to '
resume tha active field work.   Dur- [
Ing the period since the appointment
of the commission much ground has
been   traversed  and   many  questions'
affecting   the   Indians     have     been
sone Into, bul all this Is but a tlt.be '
of   what   remains  to   be  undertaken.
Cents Abort Due.
The question of bringing Into gen-l
cal use copper coinage in tb|s city
was ..  point or much  discussion yes-
I -rday   afternoon       at   the   regular
monthly meeting of the Local Coun-
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T timings and House Finishings.
Phone R14 Eburne. Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow.
We have been appointed agents
for the Delta district for
Box 5, Eburne Station, Phone Ebnrne 17
U. S. A.   .    .   $1.50
Pay ati.
ell of Women. It was resolved to
enlist tha support of affiliated
societies In  Introducing the coinage.
Meeting of engineers.
The Canadian Society or Civil Engineers will meet In Victoria In January instead or in Montreal If tho
verdict of the ballots now being Bent
out to members is favorable.
Sunday Closing.
Willi the lesson of the previous
day ut the dity police court, the
downtown streets assumed an aspect
of Scottish solemnity on .Sunday last.
Except In the hotel stands It was Impossible to secure a newspaper.
Wniei- Official's Rights.
ll was decided by Mr. Justice Murphy on Monday thai the water commissioner or the city of Victoria Is
not an independent    representative
of tlie body corporate or citizens,
With supreme authority iii tlle
awarding of contracts for the const ruction of water works, but tbat
he Is Ihe agent of the city Council,
and Hint the members of tbe city
council, as the duly elected representatives of tlle citizens, have the right
Of approval or disapproval or all contracts.
liiiriiuby  and   Vancouver  l,nj*  Their
Views on QneetlOn Before Pro-
viiiclnl Authorities.
EDMONDS, Nov. 13.���The protest from Burna-by against tbe Van
couver cemetery site In D. I-. 148 and
148 In Burnaby, comprising aim-
two hundred acres, was laid before
the Provincial Executive In Victoria
yesterday when a delegation from
Ilurnaby met Premier MoBrlde and
tbe other nn-mbers of the executive,
While a Vancouver delegation al-1
presented Its claims. After the t* ���
sides or the cjiiestlon was given the
executive retired and will within thc
next few days give Its decision on
the affair.
In   the   Ilurnaby  delegation   Wi I
Reeve   D,   c.   McGregor,   Municipal
Engineer V. \,. Macpherson, Municipal Clrek A. G. Moore and the Municipal Solicitor W. G. McQuarrie.
Electric Restorer for Men
Phosnhotiol WStSISS otery nerm In the boaj
r*""".'. to ii, ,���������������-��� tastM-ntto-fa
MB IM Vitality.  Premature cl<*<i*v��H'lnl1 !���"' !
"fnkiieii *Tert��(l at ome.    Phoaphonol  w
make miiitinu,   Price MtM*-*L.��- '
15.   M-il.d t��� ;,���v .i-IJr.- ���.,   TlieMcoliili Wni*
Co., Bt. CMharlnee, On��. i*'i ���
*TlTM)'-v- NOVEMBER 15, 1013.
-i,- and Mrs. A. D. Paterson were
I cross to Vancouver Thursday.
. , i aiese numbers ito your '-phone
,,.;,���  Smith, 400; D. Black, 482R.
I Ii"1- *���
B ]i Weare spent a few days in
lya-icouver the beginning of the
I week. 	
Miss S. Fisher ls spending a few
Havs here, visiting (h.r brother,  S.
I Vi-,' Fisher, the druggist.
yrB  n. Woods, of Cedar Cottage,
lipf't op  Wednesday after visiting  a
Je;v rjays with friends here.
\Irfl H. W. Slater paid a visit to
Ivancouver   ithe    beginning   of    the
Mr,   and   Mrs.   Beresford   Eyton
stare a lllll*v son' *)ori" oa ���VIon<-'a"'*
[jjovemhi r 10.
Ulr. E. T. Calvert was In Vancou-
��� T(r two or three days this week on I
Mr. I-. D- Hornby has been seen'
Ita Ladner a number of times lately'
Idrivin-* his new McLaughlin car.      |
Mr. and Mrs. John McKee visited
\ ancouver Wednesday.
The Rev. D. H. McDonald, of the
Baptist church, made a trip to Vancouver, Thursday.
Mr. Geo. Hicks, the Vancouver
Piano man,, was in Ladner Monday,
renewing old acquaintances.
Track Will Bo Ready in Good Time
for the Inception of
Standard of Entries    nt    Richmond
Poultry Exhibition Shows Consistent Advance.
Messrs. Alex, and Bernard Howard
-vere in Vancouver Wednesday on
Foreman Teller, of the George &
Baker cannery, Point Roberts, made
a trip to Vancouver Thursday on
The Montgomery brothers went
over to Vancouver Thursday, returning Friday.
Seven degrees of frost was registered on local thermometers Wednesday n!g"it, the first real nip of
the season.
Mr. W. M. Davis, manager of the
Dominion Express Company, Vancouver, and Mrs. Davis visited with
Mr.   and   Mrs.   L.   Gifford,   Sunday.
Mr. John Simpson, of Vancouver,!
Hormerlj  a resident of Ladner, was
|in town Wednesday  and  Thursday, I
iTl-iti*'.- with old friends. |
Chief of Police Foster, of Steveston, and Mrs. Foster, spent three
days of this week visiting with
friends in Ladner.
Mr. ('cell Willis is back in his old J
IjWc in  Mr.  E.  L.  Douglas'  office,
lentlrely  recovered   from  his  recent
I Illness.
Practically all of the farmers of
��� Delta are busy with their fall plow-
ling', taking full advantage of the
���fine weather.
Mr. A. E. Fawcett, of Lanning,
Fawcett & Wilson, made a business
���trip to Vancouver Wednesday, returning Thursday.
The appeal of the case of Mayor
|Uaxter, of Vancouver, fined In Lad-
|ier recently for trespass while shoot-
ling, will be heard  in  the Supreme
>irt, Vancouver, Monday.
Mr. George Tiffin, of Weston.
|0nt.. ha* -1M-nr the last week visiting
I Thirkle and  Mr.  and Mrs.
Ir, a. Coleman.      Mr. Tiffin  Is  a
| Mrs.   Coleman.
Reduce your electric light bill one
|bal( and   get   fifty   per   cent,   more
Ing Tungsten  Lamps.    A
Ball stock  of  all   sizes   carried   at
���Taylor Electric  Co. �����
llie   Marks   entertained   a
I:. of her young friends at her
ll ti Wednesday evening.  Games
I ar. 1 dancing were enjoyed until tho
lire" sma' hours.
The Veneralble Archdeacon F. C.
C. Heatheote will preach at the
morning service at All Saints' church
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
Oil. apply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
Ltd., 505 Westminster Trust Building. Office phone 826; wharf phone
The Rev. D. G. Macdonald, of the
Baptist church, will preach a -sermon Sunday evening on "Some of
the Fallacies of Russelism." Mr.
Macdonald says all are welcome.
Mr, A. D. Paterson found at the
last moment that be could not leave
for Toronto this week, as he had expected. Mr, Paterson was Invited to
judge Clydesdale horses at the National Show.
The property owners of Delta havo
Inoney, even If there Is a stringency
J- ere, and they are proving it
fer paying their taxes promptly. To-
the last, day of payment to
li        II count,
Mr. E. D. Stone, of the firm of
Crehan & Martin, accountants, Vancouver, has been In Ladner several
days this week, making the quarterly
audit of the accounts of the Ladner
Investment & Trust Corporation.
:! inter Wells, of M. R. Wells
|', i���'���iiirne.  was in  Delta a few
In connection with his auto-
It-  business,       Mr.  Wells'  rom-
Becured the agency tor the
a ������   and   Cole   automobile.
in motorcycles In the Delta
A business man of Ladner says
that one evening this week he saw
a horse tied out on the street at
seven o'clock in the evening, and
that while returning along the same
street at eleven o'clock the animal
was still standing out. This, he
says, is not an isolated case, and
he thinks the owners of the exposed
horses should be reminded of their
cruelty to animals.
" ���'- Prairie Product* Are Nearly
Ml Marketed  in the Form
of Milk.
HUNTINGDON,     NOV,     11.���The
Prairie,  especially that part
I Ing In  the vlclmlty of Ilunt-
1 has   for   many   years   been
��� I   us  a  dairy district,  and
i -ry has gradually Increased
| tint.I  :  ,A   scarcely   a  pound  of  the
��� ������'���    Product of the land���oats, liny
[or rooti     is marketed.    All ls used
|nu.       The   farmer  ls  not
I about the price of grain,
potatoes, There ls always a
trkel for first-class approved
II Ooatt cities.
ol the farms In this locality
led  by retired  farmers,  and
nted by renters.    These men.
"ed, aro doing quite as well
nany oaaea better in dairy-
the owner-farmer.
���       example of the possibilities
""' country   for a man  without
who    underntatids    dairying
��� Ming  to  work,   Mr.   Frank
a young man from Now Zea-
���'"" t" Huntingdon eighteen
l  ���' with  a "stake" of $100,
1   '   '"I a farm and stock, after
'oiivinced   the  owner of  his
r"MtS  10 handle thn place, the rent
i 1-ald  out.  of  his an Ilk  checks.
::""th he sold out  bis lease
"her,  and  as a result   of  his
and  business acumen, from
the dairy and n profitable
due  to   bis  upbuilding of
��� ow has |500 to his credit
ilk.     Mr.   Harris  has  gone
New   Zealand   to  visit  his
!l��l   Will  return  shortly  and
'""f the dairy business In the
Wife of Canada's High Commission*
er Succumbs to I'lieunionia���
Was Hi) ]feara Old.
LONDON', Nov. 18.���The death
took place yesterday of Lady
Strathcona, at 88 Grosvenor Place,
after a brief ll.ness. Her ladyship
who was Lord Strnthcona's second
wife, and a daughter of the late
Richard llardlsty of Montreal, contracted a severe Influenza cold last
Thursday, which developed a few-
days later Into pneumonia, to which
her ladyship succumbed today. Lady
Strathcona was in her siith year,
Of ii retiring disposition and not
officially prominent before the pubic. Lady .Strathcona, says the Dally
Mail In the course of a lengthy
memoir, worked ijuielly with Ik r
husband In those great Imperial
schemes which have done no much to
strengthen tha bonds between Canada and the Mother Country.
tOHIA, Nov. 12.���Dr. A. Rob-
 iMiioiiilont of the provln-
:,li'"i department, who has
'���'"'���'I    from   a  trip   to   tho
��� district, declares that the
'"""I   has   already  far out-
liool facilities.
Notable    Improvement     Hits    Taken
Place in Province During Past
l-'e\v   Vears.
For n number of years there has
been a steady advance ln the breeding of good horses In Hrilish Columbia, pure-bred Clyde-Males and
heavy draughts In general being
favored; during the last two or three
years the demand for high-class milch
cows has stimulated the raiting of
pure-bred dairy stock; last year a
���fori was made In the breeding of
beef stock. But never has much attention   been   given   lo  the   hi ding
of good hog and sheep slock. This
year, however, for the first lime an
inieresl  Is noticeable in iiuality hogs
and sheep.    Particularly is ibis true
of sheep. A well-known breeder of
Oxford Downs says that never before
this year has he had a demand tor
pure-bred rams. Now he is completely sold out of young males,
taken-by farmers who are beginning
to realize the value of improving
their bands.
13.���The construction department of
the Pacific Great Eastern Railway
Company has the work on the
North Shore well in hand with every
prospect that the track will be ready
in good time for the inception of the
service from Lonsdale avenue to Dun-
darave on January 1st, 1914. The
landing slip at the foot of Chesterfield avenue is practically completed
and it Is expected that a construction
engine will be brought over tomorrow
to be followed at once by from 16
to 20 construction cars consisting of
both flait and box cars, several of
which will be the self-dumping type.
A considerable stretch of track has
already been laid and with the arrival of the engine and construction
cars, the laying of steel and the bal-
lsating will proceed rapidly and it
is expected that the road will soon
be complete from the fill of the Lonsdale estate to the western boundary
of Capilano reserve.
Work on the sections of the line
from Newport as far as Clinton Is
-being pushed very rapidly. In a report made to Premier McBride yesterday at which Messrs. P. Welch,
J. W. Stewart and D'Arcy Tate were
(present on behalj of the company,
It was stated than there are now
4,000 men at work between this city
and Kelly lake, near Clinton. On
ithe first 200 miles out of Vancouver the grade, Mr. Stewart declares,
is one half completed. With reference to the work between Clinton and
Fort George it is not the intention
to push that until steel can be
brought through to Fort George
on the Grand Trunk Pacific lines.
The same firm of contractors have
in hand the construction of the lines
of the national transcontinental east
and west of Fort George and as soon
as that is finished the equipment now
in use on that contract will be trnas-
ferred to Pacific Great Eastern construction from Fort George south.
With the opening of spring work
will be in full swing in that district.
No definite announcement is forthcoming with respect to the construction of the section from Point Atkinson to Newport beyond the repetition
of the statement made by the principals to the effect that that section
would be completed by the time that
construction is finished to Fort
George. In this connection, however, the construction that Is now
being carried on on the North Shore
Is of a nature that no changes whatever will be necessary in making it
a portion of the main lines of the
company. The grade is of standard
construction throughout, the steel is
of the heaviest and of lhe same class
.that is being used along main line,
the roadlied is laid on the grade of
the through line and will end for the
present at Horseshoe Bay, a hundred
feet or more above the water's edge,
but on the exact level that will be required In ordpr to continue it along
the east shore of Howe Sound aud
Trains are now In operation from
Newport to Cheakiimus, a distance of
fourteen miles. Two new powerful
locomotives for use on the main line
one of which has already been transferred to Newport and the other will
follow In 8 few days. These are the
first two of an order for 716 locomotives. An equipment of new cars consisting Of one first class coach, one
second class coach, and one combined
smoker and baggage car has been
purchased and is now in operation
on the line between these two points.
The passenger service will be extended as rapidly as the line is handled over from the construction to
the operating department. It Is
experted that the entire line from
Newport to Llllooet will be in operation  next autumn.
The cars for the local line from
this city to Horseshoe Bay have been
ordered and are to be delivered In
December, It Is not anticipated that
there will be any delay In this matter, and a prompt commencement of
the service as far as Dundarave Is ep-
pected on tho contract date.
The  Noted  Egyptian  Palmist,,
without   ���   solitary   question,   tells
names, dales, fuels ami figures,
Her readings are most wonderful
and acknowledged to be of the highest order, not made lo satisfy the Idle
curiosity, but Intended io give those
who seek Ihe truth a permanent benefit.
Her extraordinary clairvoyant
power enables her lo read human life
With unerring accuracy from Infancy
to old age. Her powers are wonderful and Indisputable. Her advice
is reliable, her Information dean, concise, and to the point in love, courtship,    marriage,     divorce,     business
speculations nnd investments. If
yiu are In doubt or trouble nnd don't
know Just what to do for the best,
see her. Absolute satisfaction guaranteed or no charges accepted,
EBURNE, Point Grey, Nov. 13.���
'Splendid showings of White Orpingtons, White Wyandottes, Barred
Rocks and Leghorns, featured the
first annual show of the Richmond
Poultry Association, which was formally opened by Reeve William
Bridge this morning. That the
White Orpington appeals to many
British Columbia breeders as the
ideal dual-purpose fowl was indicated by long rows of coops containing fine looking birds. The Crown
Poultry Farm, of Lulu Station, of
which Mr. A. P. Stewart is owner,
had a good all-round showing, but
was not alone. John Burton, of
Edmonds, Burnaby, ran Stewart a
close race ln the struggle for awards,
just shading him. B. V. Peate, whose
houses are a stone's throw from
those of Stewart, mnde a good showing with his "Snow" strain.
The show was loyally supported
by Richmond fanciers, but was far
from a local affair. Central Park
sent down many birds, and it is the
intention of Island poultrymen to
reciprocate when the Central Park
show is held later in the month.
High Standard.
The total number of entries was
1250. So far as quality was concerned, however, the show was much
better than the number given Indicates. The pick of the purebreds of
the Lower Fraser Valley and the
Vancouver district, were entered.
Sime Prize Winners.
The Surprise Poultry Yards were
the largest exhibitors of White
Wyandottes, and took most of the
prizes, though Robert Mackie received several awards. Robert Wilson, formerly of Langley, but now of
Lulu Station, who has specialized in
Barred Rocks for several years,
proved his claim to supremacy by
capturing the cream of the prizes.
The Surprise Poultry Yard and W.
Stor.ehouse, were other successful
entrants in the class.
C. F. Lockhart was a successful
exhibitor of Indian Cornish Games
and Light Brahmas. J. Ford tooK
first cock in the latter and Alex
Smith second cockerel and second
Herbert Dundrell, of Vancouver,
captured all the awards _n Polish,
while E. B. Cale, of Burnaby, was a
prominent winner in the Dantam va-
General satisfaction was expressed
with the judging as carried out by-
Messrs. W. Walker, of Burquitlam,
and E. A. Orr, of Chilliwack. With
all the awards in tomorrow afternoon Secretary J. W. McGinness will
issii" cheques to prize winners.
This evening at a banquet in the
Grand Central Hotel, Eburne, a long
list of special prizes were presented
to the fortunate exhibitors.
Dairy Cattle
B.  C.    Dept.    of    Agriculture
Live Stock Branch
will sell at
Public Auction
About 25 head
Abbotsford,   Nov.   18th
2:30  p.m.,   Abbotsford  Livery
About 25 head
Milner, ��� November 19th
2:30 p.m., Milner Station
About 40 head
Chilliwack,   Nov.   20th
1:30 p.m.,   Exhibition Grounds
These are mostly young cows
and two-year-old heifers; have
been carefully selected and are
all tuberculin tested.
Terms of Sale���Cash.
w. t. Mcdonald,
Live Stock Commissioner.
Successor to P. C. Clark
Contractors Are Confident of Finishing First Cn.it By January  1,
(From Tht British Columbian,!
Reports from the mouth of the
Eraser Indicate rapid progress being
made on the north jetty, despite bad
weather. The pile driving Is all
complete and scow-load after scow-
loud of brush and rock are being
dumped inside the sheet piiirg daily.
The contractors, Bwey A'-. Martin
are confident that they will he able
to complete their contract, comprising the first unit of the jetty, by
January 1, 1914, after which the
contract for the second, and largest unit may be let. The second
unit will cost about three-quarters
of a million dollars to construct.
Dredging Work.
In the meantime, flu- two dredges,
Fruhling and King Edward, are ut
work opening the new channel and
good progress Is being made.
At the mouth of the Pitt river the
dredge Roblon, of the Pacific Dredging Company's fleet, today commenced pumping sand and silt from
the bottom of the river through
great ill-charge pipes curried on
pontoons to Douglas Island. This
Channel Is to be dredged 300 feet
wide and     15    feet deep,    from the
Fraser to the first pool   above the
North Arm Improvement,
No contracts have been let yet for
tho Improvement of the North Arm,
the building of the jetty there and
the dredging of a channel across the
sandheads from the gulf to the arm.
This work, In nil, to cost two and a
quarter millions of dollars, is ex-
pected to be under way this winter.
Though DO official notification to
that effect iia.s been received, contractors understand that all tenders
for this work were rejected by the
department and the cheques accompanying I hem ordered returned.
General Biacksmitliiny
Highest Prices for Live and Dressed
Poultry,    Fresh Eggs and    Produce.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market, Main  St.,    Vancouver.
Mineral and        I
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of Soda  Water,
Ginger   Ale,   und   all   Kinds  of
Bummer Drinks.
Your Patronage  Solicited.
Delta Telephone Co., Ltd.
Incorporated 10 lo.
We are prepared to Install slngl-
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance ln connection with
our service Apply to
A. DeR. TAYLOR. Sec.
Poultry Wanted
Rest Price* Paid.
>��� ���"���* *" *l ���*       <       Jt V^*
Classified Want Ads.
will fill all your requirements. They act
as a lens which will
concentrate all your
needs, and bring' them
to a perfect focus of
satisfactory results.
i CONDENSED      ADVBRT_8___n_NT_*
For Sa.e, For Exchange. Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Lost. Found Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, 25 cents for any on*
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads. mult be ln by ! pa
on Thursday.
WE    KEEP   .the   Wooden    Button
Moulds.      Howard Bros., Ladner.
PIANO, in use for a rew months,
must sell quickly; leaving district*
Write to Mrs. Moore, Box 865,
Vancouver, B.C.
The Ladner - Steveston
ferry Service
Beginning Monday, September 15,
the steamer New Delta will run on
her fall and winter schedule, as follows: Leaves at 8.30 a.m. aita 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 the
Eburne ears at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and the Steveston cars at
Sealed tenders addressed to the
undersigned and endorsed "Tender
for Construction of Wharfs at Victoria Harbour, B.C.," will be received
at this office until 4.00 p.m., ou
Tuesday, Dec-ember 9, 1913, for tho
i oiistrui-tion of Wharfs at Victoria
Harbour,  B.C.
Plana, specification and form of
contract can be seen and forms of
tender obtained at this Department
and at the District Engineers' offices
at New Wemiiiiii-ter, B.C., Victoria,
!>.('., Confederation Life Building,
Toronto, Out., Post Office ISuilding,
Montreal, P.Q., and on application
to the Postmaster at Vancouver,
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless
nude on iln- primed tonus supplied,
and signed with Uh-.i- annul signatures, staling their DOCUipaitioflfl und
places Of residence, ln tho case of
firms, the nctiinl signature, Ihe nature of the occupation, and place of
residence ot each member of the firm
must be given.
Each tender musl be accompanied
by un accepted cheque on a chartered
bank, payable to -the order of tho
Honourable the Minister of Public
Works, equal bo five per cent. ('6
p.c.) of the amount of tiho tender,
which will be forfeited if the person
tendeiing tk-cliue tu enter in;�� ft
contract wbeu called upon to do so,
or fail to complete the work con-
tracned for. If the tender be not
accepted tihe-Cheque will be returned,
The Department does not biin' itself to accept tho lowest or any tender.
By order,
Hi pant-treat   Of   Puhllc   Work ���.
Ottawa, October 27,  1918.
Newspapers will not be paid for
ithU advertisement if they Insert It
without authority from bhe I'o.irt-
m e nt.
Authorized Capitol 1080,000.00.
ll. A. MacDonald, Managing Director.
HARRISON    MILLS,    Nov.  18.���*
Vboul #00 men are working iteadl-l
j ly  here   and   living   In   the   village, j
The  bridge glints  hnve nvt half of
Mil** amount  working night and day
shifts on the new steel double track
C.   P.   K.   bridge  over  th'*   Harrison j
���river.     Tbe remainder of the man
are employed on  the grade work on
double tracking   the   lint.      Every
dwelling in Hie plare I? occupied nnil
the   town   Is  as   busy   as   when   th"
big Rat Portage Lumber mill Is run-
I Ding full blast.
VICTORIA,  Nov.  I':.���In order to
provide work for more married ratepayers, City Engineer Rust is discharging all single men in tin- employ of the c'ity ns well ns all living
outaide of the city limits,
QOlckly  el-pa  couKhs,   cure.   c< U_,  and   licflU
the throat and Kir:,...        :: 25 ccr.U-
Qll'-Ntion   of   Ite-lntroiliiclng   Hill   In
Left in ibe Hands of the
OTTAWA, NOV, 13.���Not until the
return to Ottawa of the Prime Minister will it be definitely determined
what action wm be taken al the aexl
session of Parliament on bhe question of Canadian participation in
naval defence, declares the Evening
Citizen, which goes on lo say:
"The question has been before tho
cabinet and it is understood that tin-
final   decision   on   the   matter  rests
; with tho Premier.
"There is but one opinion among
; the government and its supporters
i Of the urgent need of Canada making a start towards helping the
; Mother Country, the line favored be-
i Ing that of last session, pending
. the formation of a permanent policy.
<'. B, Hope, of Deep ( .<-<-k I'm m. Pays
Particular Attention t<> This
i.an'ci.ev PORT, Nov, i- On
Deep Creek Farm, the 500-&- re property of .Mr. ('has. K. Ho ie, i ar hi n .
special attenlIon is b n this
year lo the breeding
pure bred  Aberdee i   a     i    ai   ���
being   used.      Mr.    II. ���;    .
herd of five, and  Inti
the number shortly,
They ni'' all th e a
year at   NVw   WeStmlni  er  exhibition
Mr,   ll"!"1   sr. need   lour   prdsei
ting awaj ds [ >r i ov   3 yeai ��� and up,
yearling helfi r,  bull,  9   bo   I  years
old, and aged herd     l'he bull, "General" of Band]  i.. ke, iron ths
cup for besl ye i-i m    ' berdi en 11
bull at the Lethbi   '     Exhibition last
year.    He was bred by Mr. El
of Bandy Lake, Alta.
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Latest   Estimates  Place  Death RoU
at 150���Twenty-five Big les-
sels  Dost.
CHICAGO, Nov. 13.���The estimated number of sailors drowned dur-
Ipg Sunday's and .Monday's storm
on the Great Lakes reached lot) today. At least twenty-live big steani-
fchips were lost. Of the number of
<_ui<iller crait which went dowu and
of ihe extent of the damage to Lake
ports it was impossible to do more
than guess vaguely.
A majority of the fatalities occurred on Lake Huron. The west shore
is usually the safest during heavy
Storms and when I be recent blizzard
broke many boats put m toward it
for safety. The wind, however,
_bifted and the usually sheltered
const  received its full  force.
Its violence was such that the
Stanch est vessels, of recent construction and representing the best In
murine architecture, were dashed on
the rocks and smashed like egg
shells. Anchors failed to hold or
engines to make headway against the
terrilie power of the gale.
Next to Lake Huron, 'lie storm
Wus worst on Lake Superior. There
however, lhe wind did not shift, so
thai craft which reached sheltered
places before the storm bad reached
Its height, rode it out in safety.
The seas were rapidly subsiding
today and a systematic search of the
shores of all the lakes was begun
for wrecks. To the previously published lists there was added today
the H. M. Hanna, a moderu steel
steamship which the waves piled upon the beach at Aux Barques Point
and broke in two.
With the washing ashore of the
bodies of fifteen members of its crew,
it also became certain that the
steamship Charles Price was lost,
presumably with its full complement
of twenty-eight men.
Besides these boats four steel
steamships, with crews of twenty
men each, were eighty hours overdue
on Lake Huron and grave fears were
entertained   for  them.
A si ream of corpses were washed
up on the Lake Huron and* Superior
shores today.
Pine Freighter Lost.
DETROIT. Nov. 13.���That the big
Bteamshlp John McGean, the finest
freighter on the Oreat Lakes, was
lost with all on board, Sunday or
Monday, seemed certain today, when
the corpses of twenty-one of he-
Clew were washed up near Port
Huron. Michigan, and along the Canada shore.
Tho McOean carried a. crew of
twenty-eight men and had accommodations for twelve passengers, so
that it was feared others besides the
crew were drowned.
Din Administration Noticeably Takes
a Much Hosier View of the
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13.���"There
ar. elements iii the Mexican situation which I cannot at present discuss, which make it look to me very
much more favorable," said Presi-
i dent Wilson this aftrenoon.
The president would not be quoted further but he made it plain that
an agreement was in sight involving
the elimination of Huerta and everything he represents from the Mexican
The chief executive would not discuss the information on which he
based his optimism but it was evident that he was more cheerful than
at any time since his emissary, John
Lind, was sent to Mexico.
Inasmuch as communications had
been received from Lind, at Vera
Cruz, Charge d'Affaires O'Shaugh-
nessy, in Mexico City, and Wm. Bayard Hale, at Nogales, Arizona, following his conference on the Mexican side of the border, with General Carranza, it was conjectured
that a triangular correspondence was
progressing which meant not only
Huerta's retirement but also truce
between the ^varring Mexican factions.
It was believed that a settlement
had virtually been reached on a provisional president, sufficiently agreeable to both elements, to succeed
Huerta and continue to serve until
an  election can be held.
No detailed or definite statement
will be made, however, it was understood until after the negotiations
have been closed and the last possibility of a slip eliminated.
OTTAWA, Nov. 12.���Owing to the
fact thait there Is no car shortage this
BUtumn, and that none appears likely, llie increase in demurrage rates
iput into effect hy the railway commission from December, 1912, to
Man-It of lh" present year, as an ex-
penlmen*! to prevent the holding of
the cars will not in- made again during iln- coining winter.
OTTAWA. Nov. 12.���Militia orders Issued today authorize Uu- es-
taiblisbmeni or rifle associations at
Merriu, B.C.; Lower Nicola, B.C.;
Cranbrook, B.C.; Wanseca, Sast:..
and Dowin, Alta,
Sir Stanley Buck master Belain.s Seut
Following Appointment as
LONDON, Nov. 12.--Sir Stanley
Buckmaster, K.C, yesterday held
for the government the Keighley
division, defeating Lord Lascel.es,
Unionist, and Mr, William Bland,
Labor. Sir Stanley polled 4730
votes, a substantial lead ever the
3S52 votes polled by Lord Lascelles
and the 3646 polled hy Mr. Bland.-
Tbe by-election in Keighley was
made necessary by the appointment
of Sir Stanley f" be Solicitor-General
In succession to Sir .lohn A. .Simon,
who became Attorney-General on
the elevation of Sir Rufus Isaacs to
bbe Lord Chief Justice.
Sir Stanley nas held the sea* since
1911, when Sir J. Brig, Liberal,
resigned in bis favor, ln the last
election Sir Stanley defended his
seat against Mr. W. Acworth, Unionist, securing a majority of 825,
which majority he has now increased to 8��0. The total vote polled at
tiie former ejection pvaa 11,061,
whereas 12,288 were r, r.uterod at
the present election, an in -ease of
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 ���Many
natives were killed in a typhoon
which swept the [i and of (.inn, in
the Pacific ocean, Monday, iciorc'
ill'* to Information received lie'*t today. Tl:" American collier Ajax .Ufo
wenl ashore nnd was seriously c'am-
ag '1. The only American victl a re-
ported was o. M, Nicholson, a ho.i-
pital steward, drowned while trying
io   rescue  natives.
May Succeed Father
Froni a picture taken at their wedding recently, lt Is still talked
Of that the Prime and his bride will be tbe occupants of Rideau ball,
���Ottawa, on the completion of the term of the present Governor-General, tb-- Iiuke of Connaught, father  ot the prince.
O O1
O Oj
CHILLIWACK, Nov. 10.���The
traffic in liquor between white men
and Indians in Chilliwack has become so notorious that the Board of
Trade, discussed the matter at its last
meeting. It was also stated at the
board meeting that poker games were
prevalent in the business section of
the town.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13.���Hon.
George E. Foster and Hon. L. P.
Pelletler, with Mr. w. J. Gerald,
president of the Canadian Club of
Ptiawa, who were here as the guests
of the Canadian Club of this city, left
last night on their return trip home.
Province   Must   Depend   on   Outside
Sources  for  Remainder
Of    Vein*.
(From The British Columbian.)
B.C. Meat Packers say that British
Columbia is capable of supplying the
beef demand for oniy two months
of the year, nnd thnt for the other
ten months they ��� depend upon Alberta. In former years the Cariboo
district furnished a very considerable
quantity, but now practically all this
stock is driven north to feed the railway construction camps. As a result of this northern consumption
little has come to the parking bouses.
As an instance of the fall-off, last
year the Vancouver-Prince Rupert
packing house here received from
Cariboo over three thousand head:
ibis year they have got but two hundred, and these were driven in to
Ashcroft from Canoe River���a nine-
day drive.     ,
In 1911 the same "aching house
slaughtered 1,800 British Columbia
veals; In 1912, 810; nnd this year
��� nly 18. Last year the veal Imp r-
taiions were largely in.-iii Washington; uml while this is still maintained, the bulk of the veal bandied by
B.C. houses comes from Australia,
cold storage, all.
Hogs now come from Alberta, almost solely. Sheep are brought iu
from Montana afld Eastern Washing-
ion, this province supplying very few
mutitioli animals. Last week ill"
Vancouver-Prince Rupert Packing
company purchased at ESllensburg,
Wash., fifty carloads of sheep from
the Kittitas ranges. The Import
duly is twenty-five per cent.
HAZELTON, B.C., Nov. 12.���
Police and special constables are
scouring the country today for five
masked men who last night robbed
the safe oi the Union Bank of New
Hazelton, four niilps east ef here, of
Jlo.ono, shot the cashier and escaped after a running rilie battle with
. Itizeiif*.
Cashier McQueen, returning from
dinner, surprised the robbers at
work;. One opened fire, the bullet
striking McQueen between the e..es
and lodging below the eye. The
wound Is not serious. The robbers
escaped while the cashic** was still
A special Grand Trunk Pacific
train was sent West In hopes of Intercepting the bandits.
To the Editor:���In reply to both
gentlemen's letters of last week it
seems to me that they have drawn |
wrong conclusions from my letter of
two weeks ago. lt appears they
think I was replying to the letter of
"Citizen" in that same issue. I
was not, neither was I referring to
the free dance after the show, but
to dances given under local auspices.
As iboth letters appeared the same
week this is very simple to comprehend.
1 will add that no one can be more
against profanity than myself, and
if this should occur at any one of
these free dances I would suggest
that instead of a continuance of public denunciation, to lay the matter
frankly before the authorities of the
dance, and I am sure satisfaction
would ibe given.
I wiould like to correct the remark
made by "Citizen" that a century
ago the dance of today was unknown.
In the first place, the French Minuet,
the waltz (which was danced in Bohemia a century ago) and the Mazurka, or three-step, are used at our
local dances. It is well known that
a large portion of our community
are prejudiced against dancing of any
description. I wonder if they have
ever thought seriously their reasons
for -his? Perhaps it is through ignorance of the meaning of the word
"Ragtime." Although some of the
music is played in a syncopated time,
known Iby Americans as "Ragtime."
vulgar dancing is never allowed ir.
Ladner and syncopation Is used in
some of the best musical compos*
tions. I see no reasons why a dance
should not be regarded as equal to
any other amusement, if properly
I thank both the gentlemen for
their letters, as it has given me an
opportunity of showing that from a
broadminded view, dancing is one of
the most harmless and beautiful of
WENATCHEE, Xov. 13.���-Concerted assault upon county treasurer.- by hundreds of unworthy applicants for mothers' pensions was reported ai  the seventh annual Wash-    	
ing ton   state   convention   of   county I __________
c< mmissloners,    Commissioner  Lau- !
caster of Yakima county, predicted INoBicipaUtles should Pass By-laws
repeal of the law by the next legislature. He, held that all actual needs
were   met'under   the     old     system.
Commissioner     Flshel,   of   Chehalis
Bequlriug Americans to Live
up to Standard.
county, (old of a case at Aberdeen.
\ subscription was circulated by a
woman to bring her sister out here
from Vermont. The widow has several children, and the plan was to
get a pension for her.
Seek Aid of Government.
OLYMPIA', Nov. 13.���All the governors of the United States are being cal.ed upon by the Young Women's Christian Association of San
Francisco to discourage, as far as
possible, the migration of women
and girls to San Francisco seeking
employment as a result of the
Panama-Pacific exposition. Governor Lister has received a letter from
Evelyn B. Keck, seeretary-"tof the San
VICTORIA, Nov. 10.��� That the
cities and municipalities of the
province have it in their own hands
to check the entry into British Columbia of milk from American herds
which might possibly be infected
with tuberculosis, was pointed out
to a delegation of dairymen from
the Lower Mainland which waited
upon Hon. Price Ellison, minister of
agriculture on Friday.
The delegates asked the Minister
to make arrangements for increased
compensation for animals destroyed
following tests made by provincial
inspectors, and further desired that
the provincial authorities take
steps to inspect dairies in the United
Delta  municipality t9 t."^^
the mouth of the Fraser i   Uatc'- tt
"nest Agricultural dis, ?'-' jl> th
lhe chief Interests h,       ' "> B.n
farming,     dairying      f^f'WS-
market _-a:d.*j,^\h   '''*   ^ l
breeding.    There   are!/"1* "orSe
canneries in the Delta n      Sa*aoin
There are .hipping M^"!
and boattotnUakeft^fi
and   the   United  states     nUna1a
yield is tbe largest pe   aci, lle ��o,
ada, and the sheen -.nV,     "* Can-
**m tho   **i---,   ,eel..an*l horses
are the -lnesHn^Brttish r>~>" "f����l
Along the south bank of t;ul^W*,
Francisco Y W. C A which says , states supplying milk to the dls-
that hundreds and hundreds of wo- tricts In this province as well as to
men and girls are coming to the test the herds of the American milk
city  already  trom  all  parts of  the | shippers.
country, upon representations that j The answer given to the I ower
there is a grent demand for work- , Mainland milkmen was that it was
ers owing to the approach of the | not within the rights of the British
fair- . I Columbia authorities to carry on anv
King County Sues for $10,000.        such work across the boundary line'
SEATTLE,     Nov      13.���Charging | but as the new    Dairv    Act    whit-li
that the Anderson Steamboat Company has deprived the King county
ferry of $10,000 worth of business
since landing at the Kirkland dock,
papers have been prepared in which
judgment is asked against the
steamboat company and in favor of
King county for that amount. The
suit follows the dictum of the court,
given a week ago in the suit for an
injunction by Capt. Anderson, in
which the court found that King
County had the authority to exclude
other interests from using the public ferry dock. The court at that
time decided that Anderson could
use other public docks on Lake
Washington, but not the ferry dock.
Move to Settle War.
SEATTLE, Nov. 13.���Action
opening the way for a settlement of
the controversy that has kept the
Heid and McNuIty factions of the
electrical workers separated since
1908, was taken at the morning session of the annual convention of the
Internatioal Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, meeting in the Labor
Temple Tuesday.
Plans   Heifer  "Corner."
NORTH YAKIMA, Nov. 13.���A
young woman stenographer in a
North Yakima law office is attempting to corner the market in heifer
calves. The young woman has figured out that ranchers are seeking
to buy cows, and will want more as
time passes. She has rented a few
lots north of the city and has the
calves corraled there, well fed and
Henderson Building Is I'rnrtically a
Total   Loss���Mas  Valued  at
came Into force on January 1 provided that all districts of British Columbia could insist In a certain milk
standard, and a standard for the
dairies and herds from whloh milk
came, there should be no difficulty in
adjusting this situation.
The municipalities should pass
local by-laws requiring the American
shippers to live up to the standard
set by the provincial department
and in this way, it was shown, there
would be no injustice worked upon
the dairymen of British Columbia.
It ls understood that a cirular will
be forwarded to the various municipal corporations by the department
drawing their attention to this matter.
The deputation consisted of Mr.
Thomas Forster, of Glen Valley, ex-
speaker of the Provincial legislature;
Mr. John W. Barry of Langley
Prairie, and Mr. W. E. Buckingham,
of Eburne.
Warm Rain    Melts Snow    Piled on
Streets und Turns Them Into
Hi vers.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 13.���Another
storm began here today���a warm
rain. It fell in torrents and melted
the snow so fast that the streets became rivers, low-lylpg lots lakes, and
the sewers were ln danger of falling
to carry off the water before there
was a perious flood.
The drinking water was like thin
mud, and although the health department had given repeated warnings to the citizens against drinking
it without boiling, an epidemic was
gravely feared.
Local and Interurban street car
traffic had been resumed, however.
The famine wns over. The railroads
were again running on schedul etime.
Telegraph and telephone companies
were repairing their lines as rapidly
as possible. It was expected the
schools would be re-opened tomorrow.
KiveF there";;*; "splendLi"'!^-^
industries. wencm] ���������_.   *
Board   of  Trade ���.P*-o_i.
t McKee; secretary^ ^ ����� 4.
Justices of Peace~H 'n  ��� '-uer-
J. Kirkland, J. McKee'biT*
Police Magistrate.���j \tK '' Ber*7.
Medical Health Officer _r> .
Wilson.; er>   Dr- -��� Kerr
Coroners.���Dr. A   A   tri-_
J- Kerr Wilson. "" m Or.
School Board.���S. Wrier, i -i,
C. Davie, A. deH. % ', ^i
Callum, W. a. Bill., nT'mc-S.
mid, secretary. D1"r*
Farmers'   Institute.���T   t   n
Kg*** N. A. McDiarn-,^
Delta Farmers' Game Protecti.-. ���
sociation.-Wm.   Kirkla   '"   *
dent; A. deR. Taylor   ��_�����_���_??*
Delta Agricultural Tociety^.
Kerr Wilson, president x J
Taylor, secretary ae*
Member of Parliament.���:. D T.vi*,,
New Westminster '*--a���r.
MeF?be,i ot L��cal Legislature-f _
MacKenzle, New Westminster     "
Boat Salllng..-8.S. New D JJ
Ladner every day for SteveCS
8-30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 6||
P.m connecting with the B o
E. R cars. S.S. Transfer Ll
for New Westminster daily, e "
Sunday., at 7 a.m.; ��ur5_?
leaves New Westminster at 2 D��L
reaching Ladner at 5.30 pm
Rallways.-^reat Northern ' |��-
Port Guichon daily for New Wat
minster and Vancouver at 7 ��m-
r-e^rning*   leaves   Vancouver"!
id. tPfi'n reachlne pMt Guichon
about 6 SO p.m.      B.C.E.R,, Q
sland Branch, E. Stirling, guper.
intender.t;   Vancouver   to  Eburai
and   Steveston���Cars leave Granville  street  depot   (at north end
of bridge 0ver False Creek i at 6 30
a.m. and hourly  until ll 3u jB
Special  car  for   Bburpe   at  6'GO
a.m.    Cars leave Steveston at 6'"o|
|     a.m.  and hourly until ll :;n D'mr
Sunday   service���First car leavei
either    terminus    at   8.30   am-
hourly    service    thereafter   mi*ii
11.30 p.m.
|Post  Office.���Hours.    8   am   ������
I    p.m.    Mail   for   Vancouver close*
at 12 noon; for New WeetmlMttf
and up river points at 6.30 a.m*
closed all  day Sunday.
Municipal   Council.���Meets   In the
Municipal   Hall,   Ladner,  on tht
second   and   fourth  Saturday li
each month at 2 p.m.   Reeve, H.
D. Benson; councillors, L D.
Paterson, W. A. Kirkland, Hanford Lewis, G. Dennis, Chrti
Brown;   clerk,* N.   A.   McDiarmid.
CHILLIWACK, Nov. 13.���The
Henderson block, one of the largest
in the <ity, was destroyed this lore-
noon by a fire which broke out ln
the atttic above Chapman's photograph ie studio and before it was
controlled had consumed the whole
of the upper storeys and so badly
damaged the lower floor that the
building is practically a total loss.
It wa.s valued at $S,UO0 and carried
$5ooi* insurance.
The following merchants sufiered:
Chapman, $*.',000 loss, $500 insurance; Parker, clothier, stock damaged by water, $6000 insurance; It. A.
Henderson, surveyor, ?1000 loss;
Li.iie Grocery, goods almost total
loss, Insurance not known; W. R.
Gilbert Co,, dry goods, and Carlson, tailor, were also occupants of
the building, Their loss Is not estimated.
The fire Is believed to have original, id   from     an   overheated   stovei
Tiie lire brigade turned out
promptly, turned tour streams of
water on the blaze, and fought it
lor two and a half hours before il
wus under control.
vative convention to nominate a can- * C��,nl mlninS riSllts of ������"- Uom.a-I
didate for tbe Islands, in the elec-\??J Manitoba, Saskatchewan anfl
Hnn   tn   i,B  hat*   ,!,_.-_.  .hn.,i,.  ,���ni Alberta,   the   Yukon   Territory, th
.    . ,     , , .,  .-_i__ii_.��    iu.    i iiftun    lerruc
tion  to  be held there  shortly  will Northw^t Territories and in
Uke place on Friday next at Gauges
Harbor.    Mr. W. W.  Foster, deputy, u,_    ���. ...   L-   ,      .,   ,
n a por-l
minister of public works, is a candi-i"um"**a- may be lease<) for a termI
date for the nomination of the Con-:0* twent.v-one years at an annualf
servatlve party, and there are several ir<_ntal of -*1 an acre- Not more than J
Islands men In the field. A close!2560 acres will be leased to one iff
contest   is   expected   before   a   final 'plicant.
decision is reached.
CALDWELL, Ohio. Nov 12.���One
man met instant death and eight
others were entombed lu an explosion of gas this afternoon at the
Belle Valley mine, near here
Statement (or First seven Months of
CISCO] Year Shows Healthy
OTTAWA, Nov. 8.���The monthly
statement of revenue and expenditure, issued yesterday by the department of finance, shows a total
revenue for the-llrst seven months of
the fiscal year a3 $101,103,134.
This ls better by about five million
than the corresponding period last
The Increase has been largely In
post office excise and railway revenues, the customs collections showing only a small gain.
The   expendture   on   consolidated
account for the seven months stood
at   $57,446,8.8,  or  about  the same
es last year, nnltai expenditure In-
Iceraslpg from $i5,oii4,<i78 to ?so,-
] 720.490.
This was due largely to the fact
j that over thirteen millions have been
'paid to the Canadian Northern and
| other railways by wny or subsidies.
; The October expenditure stood at
| eight nnd three-quarter millions, an
I increase of  $1,000,000.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A rol.jble Frtmcli r��e��l-to-,iMMt laUi. Theae
o ._ nre excMdiagly power .nl la racalatiax the
j.-��i>r��t-v,- pinion -Ith* l��_i-le intern Refuse
.11 cheap iKitatiem. Dr. 4. Tan's are told at
��Snli��.nr three lor 11*. Mailed to any addtaaa.
the Soob*.' Oram *>��, Bt. Ca*h*r.ne->. *��*> ���
App-ication   for a  lease mus*. hei
made by the applicant in person tq
ithe  Agent  or Sub-Agent of the "
trict In which the rights applied for J
are situated.
In    surveyed    territory   '.lie  land
must   be   described   by   sections, or
  egal   subdivisions   of   I���.���timis, and
Holy Communion, first and third lin unsurveyed territory the tract an-
I Sundays at 11 a.m, second fourth ��� ll,ir'*l for shall be itaked oul by
'Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m ; aPPHoant himself.
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening i Bach application must lie "C"*m-
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesda- |ranled by a fee of $fi, which will h"
evening, Litany at 8.80. Rev. C." C. refunded if the rights applied for
Hoyle. M.A., vicar. |are not available, but not otherwae.
Baptist Ouirch. A ro*valt>' sha!1 be Pal'] ��" "1C *Z
p���.t-,.    r,,.      ...    -,      ,,     . Ichantable output of the mim-at tM
T���,,?l     s     ,  D'  1    1Ma1c,d01iald   rate  Of   five  cents   per   ton.
Ladner���Sunday  school.  11  am ^
evening   service,   7.30   p.m.;   prayer;
meeting. Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wldnet* I
| J"? under the auspices of the Ladle.' J^ JiieTo'vaUrtVereon':" U the coal |
tP.ceanderB,bC|ee reading'. 92$%^* ^ ��"C* a """���*
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sur.
The person operating the m'"-1
shall furnish the Agent with -*��rn
returns accounting for the full 'inan*
tlty of merchantable coal mined and
The   lease   will   Incluii
mining  rights  only,   but  tn
ihe coal
may be permitted to pur
ie what-1
ri���_ !J��f �� ��*i jS5f!^J>5��tHmt ava&hE mtoe'rTgYt. may N
considered  necessary for  the ��*r�� |
ing of the mine at the rate of J10*"
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30
Church services will be held every
other  Sunday,  beginning  with  Sun-
-_-_--��� linn
For   full   Information   appHeffJJ
���W^'w. CORY. ,
Deputv Minister of the lnt""0 ���
* -    ��� -...hii.-ntion oi '
be P��ia
N.B.���Unauthorized publication ol
day, November 14, 1909.    Parochial:should be made to the *"'���.     ot-
mass at 10.30  a.m.;  Sunday school,'"ie Department of the  inw     ',���*
2   p.m.;   evening   devotion.   3   p.m.; \ -awa, or to any Agent or *>��
a.m.    Rev. Father W. t'haput, parish,ef Dominion Lands
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before th<- morning service every
Sunday; P ibbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rev. C.
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor,
st. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.30 p.m.
Bev. J. J. Hastie. minister.
Ibis advertisement  will  not
GERMAN   (TtllSllB   Mil.-"'*
Bl.ltLIN,    Nov.    12.���A ���"���'
was received at the admiraltlM1^
today  saying the    German
Nueremberg had arrired o
Any corrections In above names
or times should be sent to the office
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B C
jThe Delta Time* ls pul��li��l��ed e��
Saturday from the Tiroes H"1.
Ladner, B.C.    J. D. Taylor. �����


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