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 Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR
Opening of Pheasant Season Brings
Many Sportsmen to the
The opening of the pheasant season last week brought scores of
visitors from outside points, especially Vancouver, to Ladner and the
surrounding districts. Among those
from Vancouver during the week
end were: Dr. A. R. Baker, Messrs.
Dan Burton, Jack West, Pat Sulli-
vn,:i, Chas. Lawson, proprietor of
the I.eland Hotel, and also Mr. Andi ew Clausen, of New Westminster.
Dr. Baker, who was accompanied
by a friend, Mr. Wintemute, lost his
birds nfter a couple of days' shooting. He bad placed eight pheasants
in his auto, which was In Jack Johnson's garage, only to find when he
was about to return that they had
been stolen.
. Local experts on pheasant shoot-
'�� ing agree that the birds are more
numerous this year and also that
the number of sportsmen from outside has considerably increased.
Mr. George Denis, of East Delta,
has been appointed deputy gams
warden by the government and he
has already done good work in the
matter of protecting hen pheasants.
Mr. Jas. Richardson, a local j
farmer, appeared in the police court
on Tuesday morning before Magistrate John McKee charged with not
having a provincial gun license. He
was fined $5 and costs, the minimum fine.
Those after pheasants have numerous adventures and tales to relate as did the Ladner sportsman,
who when returning with his day's
results laid bis coat near a haystack.
On returning later the coat was
At  Semi-Monthly   Meeting,   Cheque
tot lfi 100 Received���Thanks
to Ronators.
The regular semi-monthly business meeting of the Delta Women's
Patriotic Society was held on Thursday, October 15, in St. Andrew'3
basement, Mrs. S. W. Fisher, vice-
president, presiding.
Most encouraging reports were
received from the following convenors of the different committees:
Mrs. John Richardson, "Produce
and Supplies"; Mrs. Leatheren,
"Soldiers" (Red Cross Work); Mrs.
Clement, "Wives and Children"; j
Miss Edith Rich, "School Children."
A most interesting letter was read
from the secretary of the Delta Patriotic Society, enclosing a cheque
for one hundred dollars, which was
much appreciated, and on motion
orders covering the amount were
immediately handed to the different
committees for the purchasing of
material, and a letter written to A.
deR. Taylor, Esq., secretary of tho
Delta Patriotic Society, acknowledging the grant.
Letters of appreciation have alsi
been sent to E. L. Berry, Esq., and
Herb Blytli, Esq., who are good
enough to collect here and deliver
in Vancouver our donations gratuitously.
There are now over one hundred
names on the membership roll and
a splendid spirit exists of willingness to do all one can in this wide-
world appeal. This is also a golden
opportunity for all to prove their
immigration   Officer   Hopkinson   Is Every Attempt of the Enemy to Ad-
Killed in Courthousa Corridor vance AlVmg Coast Is Checked
at Vancouver.                    j Ey the Belgians.
The Provincial Sunday School
Convention, for the Sunday schools
of the Island and Lower Mainland,
held last week in Victoria, was the
most largely attended of its kind
in this province since its Inauguration. More than 180 delegates represented the different schools and
districts outside of Victoria, tho
total in attendance reaching the
250 mark.
Never before has such enthusiasm
and interest been manifested in this
particular kind of work, and the
continued attendance of tbe dele-
nates at meeting after meeting,
from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., for three
days, was sufficient proof of the attractiveness of the subjects under
The various speakers were experts in their own divisions, and included such well-known workers as
Mrs. Rryner and Mr. Pearce, of Chicago, Rev. Phipps, of Portland, Ore.,
and Rev. Pratt, of Seattle, besides
prominent B.  C   enthusiasts.
Rev. I. W. Williamson was unanimously re-elected secretary-
treasurer for the provincial association, and it is expected that next
year's convention will be held at Nanaimo, although Chilliwack was
mentioned as also a likely place.
The collection exceeded one thousand dollars, a very satisfactory
Heavy Ordnance Taken    From    tlie
Teutons During Operations in
East Prussia.
LONDON, Oct. 21.���The correspondent of "The Times" at Petrograd sends the fcllo-.ving:
"Private reports received here
state that the Russians have captured some heavy artillery near
Lyck, East Prussia, and that also on
the night of October 16, in the
regions near Warsaw, they took
fifty guns and two regimental colors,
besides a large number of prisoners,
Including a German prince, whose
identity has not yet been established.
"Letters and telegrams published
in the newspapers prove that the
Inhabitants of Warsaw had a omst
inhabitants of Warsaw had a most
anxious time on Sunday and Monday
of last week, when the fighting was
very near to the town. It was
rumored at one time that the exigencies of strategy required the
sacrifice of the city and that the
Russians bad retired east Of the Vistula river. There was an overwhelming feeling of delight in the city
when it was realized that these
rumors were false."
Five Sneaks of the Sea Vainly Try
to Torpedo War Vessel- Near
Belgian Port.
LONDON, Oct. 21.���The warships
of tho navy with their big guns were
sent to the coast to co-ope. ate in
the movements against the Germans
at Ostend and other points. Apparently the Germans heard of this,
and, according to the "Daily Mail."
five German submarines were sent
out to attack them.
A scout and division of British
destroyers went to the support of
the larger ships and attacked the
submarines today, in the course of
'the action twelve torpedoes were
fired by the submarines, but not
one of them hit.
A   "Times'" dispatch     from     the
French coast says it is reported that
on Monday morning when two British gunboats were engaged with the
German land battel ies they were attacked   by  German   submarines.   Destroyers with another warship came i
to   the   assistance   of  the  gunboats. !
and the submarines were driven off'
with loss.
Telegraphing from Stockholm, the
'Morning     Post's"       correspondent
ays:   "The  Germans  have    released
nine  of  the  ten   Swedish     steamers
they   captured   last   week  off     Fai-1
���Inrho, Sweden.    Seizures of vessels
continue,  however, and are causing j
���i stir in Sweden, as the whole lum- |
her shipping Industry is mrealenert.
Plans are being made io gne vessels
:in armed escort."
Assists .Materially  in  Forcing    Germans  to  Retreat���Frenrli  and
Belgian Prisoners Retaken.
LONDON, Oct. 21.���"The Daily
Chronicle's" Dunkirk correspondent,
telegraphing Tuesday, says. 'A general advance has been made by the
allies, who are fighting mainly with
artillery. The best work is being
done by the British naval guns.
Large numbers of French and Belgian prisoners have been retaken
from the retreating Germans.
"The assistance rendered hy the
British warships in bomuaniing the
German lines advancing upon Nieu-
port has been an  important factor.
"On occount of the large number
of spies captured in Dunkirk, an
order bas been issued forbidding
any foreigners to remain in the city,
and requiring that all lea.ing the
town must go in a westerly direction."
The correspondent of "The Daily
Mall" at Flushing, undei date of
Tuesday, gives an account of the
fighting near the coast. He says:
"Heavy fighting continuea near
Nieuport. Both sides hold their
own thus far, but the Germans have
suffered' very heavy losses. Ostend
is full of wounded.
"At Bruges tram cars and other
vehicles have been commandeered
for the transportation of the wounded Germans. The losses apparently
are about 5000 men.
"German headquarters has been
moved from Ooostcamp, three miles
south of Bruges, probably lo Ghent,
where large reinforcements are arriving continually by train from
Alost, including many new batteries.
The men and guns are an quite
fresh and the new columns probably
total sixty thousand men. They appear to be proceeding toward the
"When the Germans were driven
from Roulers one German battery
was annihilated. They retired
towani   Thourout.
"Mines are being washed up on
the coast. Two children were killed
by one at Blankenhurghe and two
others exploded against the shore
masonry ye*-te1*f.ay."
LONDON, Oct. 21.���A dispatch to
'he Renter Telegram Company from
Xtavenger, Norway, soys the llritish
steamer Glltra, of Leith, was sunk
yesterday 12 miles off the Norwegian coast by a German submarine.
Tho Glitra was built by Swan and
Hunter in 1881 and had a gross
tonnage of 866 and net tonnage of
���>27 and was rated as 100 Al at
A serious charge was heard in the
nolice court yesterday by Magistrate
Johnson, when A. Robertson, seventeen years of age, was charged with
discharging a gun at his father with
Intent to do serious harm. It appears that a quarrel took place between father and son at their home
on Commercial street on Sunday afternoon, and that, suddenly the boy
rushed upstairs and secured a shotgun which he discharged through a
partition, hut luckily did not hit
anyone. The magistrate committed
the defendant for trial.
VANCOUVER, Oct. 21.���Mr. William C. Hopkinson, chief assistant
to i Malcolm Reid in the Dominion
government immigration inspection
service in Vancouver, was shot in
the Vancuver courthouse on
Georgia street tliis morning by a
Hindu named Mewa Singh and wan
killed almost instantly. His assassin was immediately arrested by the
It appears that Hopkinson was
standing in the main corridor of the
courthouse near the witness room,
when a party of Hindus passed by.
Five shots in all were fired. Hopkinson tried to grapple with Mewa
when the first shot was fired, but
the second brought him to his knees.
Then Hopkinson collapsed to the
floor and three other shots were
poured into him.
Including Mewa Singh, there
were in all nine Hindus in the party
which filed along the courthouse
corridor this morning. Hopkinson
wns standing at the door of the Assize Court, which was to be called
in session within a few minutes.
The official was standing with his
hands in his trousers' pockets.
Mewa came along and suddenly
pulled his hands from underneath
bis overcoat, a revolver in each
hand. He fired the first shot into
Hopkinson's breast within a few-
inches of the unfortunate man's
Shot at Prostrate Body.
Hopkinson grappled with the
man, but the Hindu fired again, and
this bullet probably penetrated Hopkinson's heart, for the Poor fellow
collapsed on his knees and then on
his side. Mewa continued to shoot
into the prostrate body of his victim until five shots in all were fired.
This apparently exhausted one revolver's capacity and then Mewa
turned and fled.
He hardly had moved a foot before James McCann, the courthouse
janitor, neized him in a grip that
prevented Mewa from moving an
inch. Mewa struggled and tried to
shoot McCann, but the latter was
too strong and several police officers coming forward disarmed
Mewa before he could do any further damage. One of- his revolvers
had not been discharged at all.
Immediately the shooting began,
there was a great scattering of the
Hindus, who had been standing in
the hall. Eight of them fled towards the front door, but all were
stopped by policemen before they
could leave the building. AH have
been locked up in the cells of the
provincial police at the courthouse.
No other Hindus are allowed near
the courthouse this morning until
they have been searched by the
Hopkinson was threatened at the
time of the Komagata Maru visit to
Vancouver, but the reason of his
action this morning probably arises
out of a trial now pending at the
assizes. He was to have been a
witness today in the case of Bela
Singh, which was to have been taken
up by the grand jury this morning.
YeBterday, Ram Singh, another
Hindu, was acquitted on a charge
of murder. Hopkinson gave testimony favorable to Ram Singh, who
was an enemy of Mewa Singh. The
police intend to proceed immediately
with the charge against Mewa Singh,
so that the matter may be disposed
of at tho present assize.
8,200 Tons of Wheat, Oats and Bar-
ley Growii in l>elta This
Writing to Mr. S. W. Fisher, secretary of the Delta Board of Trade,
Mr. W. A. Blair, seciotary of the
Vancouver Board of Trade, asked
the former to furnish the approximate amount of wheats, oats and
barley harvested In Delta during
the present year. The following
figures were returned: Wheat, 100
tons; oats, 8,000 tons, aud barley,
100  tons.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.���Formal
protest against the seizure of the
Standard Oil steamship Rockefeller,
eff Orkney island wns handed to the
Brills** ambassador by an Official of
the State Department today. It is
contended that tbe vessel wrs an
American bottom and that its cargo
of petroleum had not been :n foreign
OTTAWA, Oct. 21.���The Order-
ii'-Council passed on August 7 prohibiting the export of horses from
Canada to foreign countries has been
amended. In 'future horses suitable
for use in war consigned from the
United States in bond through Canada may be ex-ported, as well as
horses of this class being sent direct
from Canada to France.
i PARIS, Oct. 21.���German attacks
along the entire front were everywhere repuplsed yesterday, accora-
ling to the French official statement
issued last night.
| 'lhe text fellows: "The day has
[been characterized by an effort on
j tli ts part of the Germans along all
'parls of the front to the extreme
In-urth, where the Belgian army has
Iheld remarkably; at La Bassee,
I where the German troops have at-
jt< mpted an offensive movement of
[particular violence; to the north of
,Arras, at Mammetz, between Peronne
and Albert; at Vauqunis, to the east
of Argonne, and linallj, on the
jhelghts of the Meuse and In the region of Champion." "
Fighting of the most desperate
character is in progress in West Flanders and Northwestern France. The
jBelgian army, supported by the al-
[lies, is holding stubbornly to the
lllne of the River Yser and thus far
|has successfully halted determined
^efforts of the Germans to advance
jalong the coast.
\ This is announced in the French
official communication issued yesterday afternoon and Is admitted in the
report of German general headquarters, which savs fighting has been
'going on since Sunday in the vicinity
[of Nleuwport, which stands at the
icrossing of the river near the sea.
A little further to the south the
lallies are attempting to advance to-
|V.ard Lille for the roller oi that city,
|which has been in German hands for
some time. They also are pushing
jOii to the north and south of Arras.
j To the southward, at the bend of
the line, the Germans continued to
make furious but futile attempts to
break the French line. Along the
Meuse in the east the Germans have
failed to repulse the French troops,
who debouched along the territory in
which is situated the Camp des Romanies, now in the hands of the Ger- .
mans, in an attempt to cut out that
portion of the German army which
is thrust toward St Mlhiel.
Generally speaking, the French
have made some detailed progress at
some points along the front. Paris
reports that the allies have destroyed fifteen German machine guns, two
of which were arfnored, near La
Basse, and a battery of German
heavy artillery in the environs of St.
Supreme Struggle.
Both sides are bringing reinforce-
'roents to the western front, where
one of the supreme struggles of the
war is on. The Germans are not j
bringing new troops from the east,
but are throwing every available
man In Belgium into the firing line.
They seem to have the railroads j
working well, although they must
jhave been seriously damaged during
the battles of August and September.
Troops are being transported over
them, and Dutch sources report that
train after train of wounded are be-
ir.'g taken back to Germany. In the
fighting in this open country, where
the men have not the protection of
elaborate entrenchments such as
they have on tho Aisne, the losses
must be very heavy, especially where
endeavors are made to carry positions by assualt.
French marines on Monday gave
a good account of themselves. German troops tried a surprise attack on
the marines Sunday, but the French
force held the field works against
superior numbers. Tbe fight lasted
all day aud then the Germans contented themselves with cannonading
the position of the marines.
A thick fog covered the entire region Monday and the marines, accustomed to these weather conditions, crept toward the German
"No shooting," was * the order;
"use the bayonet."
The marines got. within thirty feet
of the trenches before they were
seen. Their coming was heralded
too late for the defenders, who were
bayoneted in the trencnes and as
they ran. Four hundred German
prisoners were taken.
One of the places where the
French had been most harrassed is
near the elbow of the western line.
The important position there had
been taken and retaken frequently
during the last three weeks. Every
time tbe Germans had been obliged
to abandon the position they return-
fed in greater force and pushed back
the French by weight of numbers.
The French took the position for
the twelfth time and held it ten
hours. Then came tho shock of the
battering ram and the French gradually pave way. The Germans began fortifying tha place, but while
they wore engaged in this task the
earth heaved and there was a deafening explosion. The ten hours the
French had held the point had been
sufficient to mine every rod of the
I ground. It is estimated that three
German battalions were annihilated.
The Crown Prince Frederick William's army has suffered a new defeat near St. Mlhiel,' according to a
semi-official advice received today.
The Germans beat a hasty retreat
abandoning many of their big guns.
| Vernon  Breaks    All     Records���$-I*
Per Ton Is Asked.
VERNON, Oct. BO.���Potatoes arc
sharing the honors with apples ii
the Okanagan c.uutry now. Dig
ghig and shipping are in full swing.
The quantity rolling out from Vernon this week is said to have brokei
all records. F. o. b. .price.* of around
$20 a ton are being secured, Thc
local retail prico i.s $1.76 lor the
100-pound sack, which indicates
there is a prettj good profit some
where lor somebody. On the prairie;
Okanagan potatoes are Belling
wholesale now !'_;��� $35 to $.0 a ten.
Around Vernon production this
year was heaviest ln the Lavingiou
and Coldstream districts. Some
farmers estimate the average yield
at seven tons per acre. The crop Is
a little light, because of a very dry
season. Owing to the potato digging and applo picking, llie surplus
of labor, never very great in the
Okanagan, is not so noticeable as it
was a month ago. .
Confident Thai If German Ships Give
Battle on the Open Sea They
W'.ll Be Defeated.
LONDON, Oct. 21,���Reports that
Germany is recalling tne marines
uho took part in the operations preceding Antwerp's capture and that
the Teutonic warships were taking
on quantities of supplies, have arous-
eu mucn enthusiasm here, es it is
conjectured that the Kaiser's fleet
was at last about to venture from
the shelter of the German shore defences to give battle to the llritish
in the open sea. The British public
has been thirsting for such a trial
of strength ever sinca tbe war began, confident from the numerical
superiority of England's squadron
that the Germans' sea strength will
be completely annihilated.
Delta  Mule Choir to  Give  Concert
on Friday,  October 30, in ,
McNeely HaU.
Under the patronage of the Delta
Patriotic committee the first concert to be given by the recently organized Delta .Male Choir will be
held on Friday, October 30, in the
McNeely Hall. The members of the
choir have been practising faithfully
every week und a good programme
should be the result, consisting of
choral numbers, vocal and Instrumental selections.
Among tin* members of the choir
who will take part in the entertainment are Messrs. H. Howard, B. H.
Weare, Vernon Taylor, J. Grisdale,
secretary, E. L. Berry, president, E.
Howard. E. T. Calvert, Wm. Groom,
J. Carey, li. Howard, V. Taylor,
Wm. Rudd, A. J. Swan, E. R. Bell,
Mr. Landers, W. Symonds, J. Chrya-
tal, R. Kittson, B. H. Benham, A.
T. Thornthwaite, C. H. Berry, E. R.
Bell and S. E. Berry.
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 21.���An attempt by British submarines to sink
several German destroyers off Rugen
Island is reported herd. Details are
wholly lacking.
Montcalm,   lil/unu-  and  Rainbow  to
Wipe German Fleet From the
Pacific Ocean.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21.���Verification of reports thiat British,
French and Japanese wars-lips are
concentrating off the Southern California coast was brought here by the
steamships Coronado and Newport.
It is said that the French cruiser
Montcalm joined the Japanese cruiser Idzumo and the Canadian cruiser
Rainbow several hundred miles south
of *San Francisco. Shipping men
believe the allies are now concentrating to wipe the German fleet from
the Pacific waters.
Probate of the estate of the late
Mr. Chas. J. Down, who was killed
in a motor accident in England
some time ago, was granted on Monday last by Chief Justice Hunter.
Legal interest in the case was
aroused because proof of death had
to be furnished by a certificate of
the English registrar of births,
deaths and marriages. A coroner's
inquest was held to enquire Into Mr.
Down's death, but no copy of the
findings were forwarded or required
by the court.
THE HAGUE, Oct. 21.���To the
rumors that the Krupp works at Essen are building 56-centimetre guns
has now been added another, the
claim that the same plant Is turning out a 60-centimetre piece. While
it is hard to believe this, it must be
borne In mind that a siege piece of
40-centimetres, the existence of
which was doubted before lhe war,
has become a convincing reality.
Dr. A. J. Holmes, of this city, who
was wounded last week by the accidental discharge of a shotgun, on
the Crescent Island ranch of Mr. J.
B. Burr, on Thursday of last week,
is progressing, satisfactorily towards
recovery. ��
OTTAWA, Oct. 21.���A flat denial
wae given at the Militia Department
of the statement contained in a
cable to the effect that patriotic
Britons in the United States had furnished and equipped two thousand
men for the first Canadian contingent. This is untrue, says the department.
LONDON, Oct. 21.���It is reported
that Briltsh warships and a naval
brigade on the shor3 of the Belgian
coast put six Gertmn coast batteries
out of commission, the Germans losing sixteen hundred artillerymen.
PAHIS, Oct. 21���The municipal
council his voted to issue a city loan
of 120,000.000 francs ($24,000,000*.
The loan is to run for one year and
|will bear five and six per cent, interest.
The Terror of the Air
How a Zeppelin alr-baUieship 'akes cover behind lowering clouds
and at the same time can approach h" object whicii the bomb dropper
seeks to destroy. Bj the use of this armored C;:r. a BUC ������ ssful :i r attack c:ui he executed in comparative safety. Th-'s ::;-il of attack is the
one which  England dreads th" most  at the present  time. ��� ��
THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 1"*14.
Hon. Robert Rogers Says He Does
Not Think There Is a Posssi-
btlity of One Before 11*15.
TORONTO, Oct. 21.���"I do not
think that there is a possibility of
en election before 1915," said the
Hon.   Robert   Rogers,   Minister   of
Public Works in the Dominion Gov-
c-rnment, when seeu at his hotel
"The Cabinet, so far as I am
aware, are not making any preparation for going to the country and
the talk of an immediate appeal is
far fetched." He did not believe
that the proposal to dissolve Parliament in the near future had been
very seriously considered by Premier Borden.
"There is absolutely no truth in
the report that Col. the Hon. S.
Hughes is to resign," said Mr.
Rogers. "The trip which the minister took to England was for the
purpose of recuperating after the
severe strain of working out the details of Valcartler Camp."
Writs Not Vet Issued.
OTTAWA, Oct. 20.���So far as
can be ascertained writs have not
yet been issued for the by-elections
necessitated by changes in the Cabinet due to the bringing into the
Borden Government of Mr. T. Chase'
Casgr.-iin as Postmaster-General and
Mr. Blondin, Deputy-Speaker of tbe
Commons, as Minister of Inland
Revenue   to succeed Mr. Nantel.
Mr. Casgrain will sit for Quebec
County, the ex-Postmaster-General,
who is retiring from politics, owing
Great anthracite coal deposits
have been discovered in the Groundhog district, the product of this district being known as the ouly hard,
smokeless steam anthracite coal in
the world outside of Wales, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. D. A.
Thomas, tbe Welsh coal magnate,
intends to make an early start on
the Groundhog distriot, which is estimated to contain 1,141,444,000
tons of coal. Plans have already
ibeen made for a. short line of rail-
|way from the coal fields to Nasoga
Bay, fifty miles to the north of
Prince Rupert. The opening of the
Panama canal will enable naval and
other vessels using hard coal to
come through the canal with a Small
amount of fuel in their bunkers and
replenish their supplies at either
Prince Rupert or Nasoga Bay with
coal from the British Columbia
Postmaster R. L. Macintosh has
just received instructions to send
and receive mall direct over the G.
T. P. This is another of the great
advantages that the opening of the
road has brought to Prince Rupert.
It will mean a saving of from two
to five days on all Eastern and Old
Country mails.
O. Telephone Co. Absorbed That
Established Several Vears Ago
Near Steveston.
The   Provincial   government     was
interviewed   recently  in     connection
I with   the   installation     of   a   waterworks   system   for  Fort   George   lor
'I fire   fighting   purposes   and   it   was.
promised that    every    consideration
would   be   given   the   subject.     The
proposed system will cost about $52,-
1000 which the city will repay to the
government   after  incorporation  bas
been completed.
Work on the roundhouses and
machine shops for the Grand Trunk
i Pacific at Greater Fort Ceorge is
j proceeding, and with the arrival of
.the material a large force of men
| will he placed at work lo rush tbe
t-uildlngs to completion, The necessary concrete mixers and other heavy
machinery is coining from Winnipeg, while all the materials that tlie
I Idea! market can supply will be imr-
cbased on the ground. The round-
ho-use plans cal] for twelve stalls to
begin with, but show provision for
the addition of another thirteen
stalls, making a total, when the traffic demands, of twenty-five stalls.
to lll-iealth, relinquishes hls seat
in his favor, The new .Minister of
Inland Revenue will seek re-election in Champlain County, which he
has repri sented since  loo..
The appointmenl of the retiring
Minister of Inland Revenue to the
Railway Hoard to succeed Mr. Ber-
nier, whose term of office has expired, went through yesterday an.l
Mr. Nantel moved Into his new
quarters during the afternoon. Th"
appointmenl of Mr. casgrain to the
government creates an Important
vacancy on the International Waterways Commission. Mr, Casgrain
has been chairman of the Canadian
section of the commission for the
part three years. n(. win undoubtedly he succeeded in the chuirn-an-
ship by Mr, c. A. Magrath, former
member for Medicine Hat, who is at
present ,-i member of the oomm.is-
sion. Tho vacancy on the hoard
will be filled by a Prench-Canadlna,
probably Mr. .1. (1. II. Ilergeron,
former Conservative member for
The selection of Mr. BlondUl in
the ministry means that a new   L)ep-
aty-Speaker of the House will hav.
to be chosen when Parliament
Mr. Albert Sevigny, member for
Dorchester, whom many believed
would bo the Minister of Inland
Revenue, is likely to bo the new
Deputy-Speaker, although Mr. .1.
Ralnville, member for Chambly Ver-
eheres, is also mentioned for the
post. Owing to tbe developments
yesterday it will be necessary to
hold four by-elections before the
House meets.
Th- constituencies vacant are:
Jacques ('artier, Quebec County,
and Chamolain, all in Quebec province, i i Westmoreland, New
Brunswick. Jacques Cartler vrha
represented by the late Hon. F. D.
Monk, and Westmoreland by the
Into Hon. H. R. Emmerson. It Is
xupgrsieci in some quarters that in
order t > avoid political strife so far
as |,<>>-��������� i���:jr> at the present time ther��
be no contests I in any of these constituencies, the Conservatives being
allowed to retain Quebec County,
Champlain and Jacques ('artier
without opposition, and tlle Liberals,
I The death occurred on Thursday
last of Mrs. I. E. Alstrom, one of the
best known and esteemed residents
of Rossland. Deceased has reached her fifty-fourth year and had
been residing in the city for the
K.st I'd j ears. Interment was made
in Rossland on Sunday last, a large
number of friends from Rossland
and Trail districts attending the
funeral ceremonies, which were conducted by Rev.  C. Anderson.
In connection with the absorption
of the Lulu Island farmers' telephone system by the B. C. Telephone
Company, Telephone Talk, the company's periodical, has the following
to say:
Nothing could be more conumen-
datory of the policy of the B. C.
Telephone Company than that the
farmers' system on Lulu Island
should be merged with that of company. Several years ago the fartni-
ers on Lulu Island, in the vicinity
of Steveston, established telephone
lines, practically in competition
with those of Ihe company. One of
the principal items of cost of a telephone system is the establishment
of a central exchange, where equipment nas to be installed and operators kept in attendance. This the
farmers soon found out, and, shortly after they started an arrangement was made with the B. C. Telephone Company to extend the use
of its facilities at Steveston to the
farmers' concern. This proved quite
satisfactory and continued to the
time the merger took place.
Some time ago authority was
granted by the legislature to municipalities to install municipal telephone systems. This power was not
availed of by Richmond, although it
was dicussed, the council preferring
to have only one system in the municipality. When the question of better telephone service came up, the
j council, although pressed by the far-
;mers to take over their system, decided to negotiate with the B. C.
j Telephone Company, and have service given Lulu Island by a corporation the business of whloh is telephone service and which employs'
j experts thnt it may supply good service  continually.
That the negotiations should result in the taking over of the farmers' system is gratifying to the B. C.
Telephone Company, since it proves
that Its policy is acceptable to the
people. While the higher officials
jof the company may formulate a
policy, it can only become effective
iby the co-operation and assistance
of loyal employees. That a munici-
i pality should thus publicly approve
|of the company's efforts is really
a commendation of the excellence of
the constant service faithfully given
by those upon whom the company
relies, namely the men and women
who are ever on the line of action.
That the Revelstoke district has
agricultural lands of high standing
which have been well brought before the investing puhllc was evidenced at Calgary irrigation Congress when it was awarded first
place for sheaves of grain and
grasses, gaining this prize in com-
petittCIl with some cf western Canada's foremost farming districts.
The Alberta government has secured
,111(1 entire Revelstoke exhibit of potatoes to be used as seeds on its ex-
Iperimental fauns, while the Canadian Pacific Railway lands department purchased tho display of grains
and grasses for advertising purposes.
I Although efforts by the Belgian
consuls at Calgary and Ottawa have
I lieen made    in her behalf,    Mrs. .1.
pajsm, of Taft, B.C., is unable to
obtain any tidings of the whereabouts
of her infant son and of her daughter, sixteen years of age, who were
left With their grandmother at Alost,
Belgium,  when Mrs.  Daem  returned
I last May from a visit to Belgium,
The   little   boy   was   born   in   Revel-
!stoke.     Mrs. C. Daem, the children's
'grandmother, died last month, a
.ictim of the war, and the children's
nother has been unable to obtain
my result from anxious enquiries.
While hunting six miles from Republic,   Jim   Bush   found   the   dead
tcdy of Ed. Dodson.    Dodson had a
Ibullet hole in  his  forehead  and    a
trifle laid acro.ss his breast.
I     Lying   beside   a   bear   which   had
been  caught in  a trap near C.  Mc-
JArthur's ranch the corpse of a China-
|man was found Saturday by George
I Murray and F. Jenks.    It Is thought
,the Chinaman  had tried  to  kill thfl(
ai im.il, which was despatched by Mr.
General   French   Submits   Names   of.
Ilriive  Officers  and  Men  for
Special Mem inn.
BERLIN, via The Hague, Oct. 21.
���The Germans are gradually gaining in the general direction of Dunkirk, the war office announced this
afternoon. The Raiser's ri-ht wing
is advancing from Lille. Fierce
lighting marked its progress. A
severe engagement is in progress
along the Yser river, without decisive result. The Teutonic assault on
Verdun  continues.
In -he eastern theatre of war the
Russian cavalry raid upon the German lines southwest of Warsaw was
repulsed with severe loss. Another
body of Russians was trapped in a
wooded section in tbe same district
by the combined German-Austrian
i-avalry force and badly beaten
Vienna advices declared that the
Austrian.'; are repelling the Russian
Invaders in Galicia in many places.
Mr. Anthony ('asorso received an
unexpected missive last week ln the
form of a letter threatening bis life
If he did not place |500 in a certain
place in the city. The letter was
written In Italian, and was worded
as to make it appear that it was
sent by a member ��f the Black Hand
LONDON, Oct. 19.���Gen. French,,
in hls report to the minister of war,
gives a long list of officers, non-
coininissluneu officers and men whot
have been recommended for special
mention by army corps commanders)
and heads of departments. General
French expresses his agreement wlthl
these recommendations and draws'
attention to the valuable service rem
dt-red by Generals Sir Horace Sniith-
D.orrien, Sir Douglas Haig and William Pultney, commanders of the
First, Second and Third British army
corps,  respectively.
Ot Major-Generals E. H. II. Alien-
by and Hubert de La P. Gough, Gen.
French says: "The undoubted superiority which our cavalry lias attained over that of the enemy has)
been due to the skill with which they
have turned to best account the
qualities inherent in the splendid,
troops they command."
Mention also is made of Gen. Sir
David   Henderson,  commander  of  ai
flying corps; Sir Archibald Mun.,.
chief of staff, and other officers.
Capt. Frederick Edward Guest, of
the East Dorset Regiment; Lieut.-
Col. H. C. Lowther, of the Scots-
Guards, former secretary to the)
Duke of Connaught, Governor-General of Canada; Capt. T. R. Traiill,
well-known as a polo player; Lieut.
Prince Maurice, of Battenberg, and,
Maj. Prince Arthur or Connaught,
also' came in for honorable mention.
Of Prince Arthur of Connaught,
Gen. French says:
"His intimate knowledge of languages has enabled me to employ!
him to great advantage on confidential  missions of importance."
Fire broke out nn Thursday last
and totally destroyed the Criterion
hotel here. The building which was
the rinest of its kind In the interior,
cost $16,000 and was insured to the
amount of $3500.
| The de:-��h occurred on October 16
of John Charles Rauch, one of the
I pioneers of the Golden district. The
.deceased had been engaged superin-
|tendin�� the erection of poles on the
new Golden-Windormere telephone
line, when he complained of illness,
which gradually became more serious and resulted in his decision to
return home. Accompanied by his
two sons he started on the journey
heme bv automobile, but death overtook him  while nearing Edgewater.
PEKIN, Oct. 21.���Russia is withdrawing practically all of its first
line troops from Manchuria and Siberia to hurl them against the Germans on the western frontier. The
places of the departing forces are
being  taken by reservists.
BELLINGHAM, Oct. 17.���Marking a new epoch in Bellingham maritime history, the steamship Windber, of the Pacific American Fisheries, steamed for the port of New
Vork early Thursday afternoon with
a cargo of 103,000 cases of Bellingham salmon, packed in Bellingham
made cans, crated in Bellingham
made boxes and carried on a steamer
that boasts this city as her home
port. The iaHlng of the Windber
orings tne realization of now the
Panama caanl has brought the East
and West closer together, for the
huge cargo of fish will be carried
direct from the south side warehouses to the Gotham docks in about
thirty days.
Stray Shot KiUs Youth.
SEDRO-WOOLEY, Wash, Oct. 20.
Melvin Wilson, age ten years, struck
by a stray shot fired by one of the
group of five bandits who held up
and robbed the Wixson National
Bank of Sedro-Wooley Saturday
night, died last night. The boy was
shot in the abdomen. Fred Cardlne,
bartender, who was shot in the leg,
and Joe Peterson, a logger, are recovering.
Several different posses of deputies and citizens under the leadership of Sheriff Ed. Wells, of Skagit
County, and City Marshal Charles
Villeneuve, were out all Saturday
night and Sunday and have covered
closely all the territory around
Sedro-Wooley without once coming
close to the bandits, and last night
there was doubt as to which route
the five robbers took. More than
fifty men are in various posses, and
several of the parties were out all
night. The amount of the bank's
loss is said to be between $15,000
to $20,000.
Cheaper-J.umber  Rates.
SEATTLE, Oct. 20.���Announcement has been made hy officers of
the Blue Funnel line, operating
steamships between Puget Sound
and Liverpool, via the Orient, of a
reduction of 20 per cent, on lumber
from North Pacific ports to the
United Kingdom, effective November 1. It was explained that the reduction was being made to stimulate the lumber trade, which has
been badly crippled by the war In
SEATTLE, Oct. 21.���Strong indications point to a substantia] majority against stale prohibition,
ivhlch will go to the voters the first
week in November, although it is
difficult to forecast results, as the
"drjs" plan a whirlwind Closing
One year ago sentiment was
strongly "dry," but present conditions have completely reversed that
attitude. The reasons for the
change includes the financial stringency; taxpayers can not stand additional burden, whereas if the state
was prosperous, thousands would
probably vote "dry." Voters are
strongly influenced by the fact that
the bill is not a temperance measure,
hut instead provides an easy method
to ship into the state more liquor
than is used now, while millions In
property investments would be
wiped out, thousands of ^ laboring
men, not only in brewerie's, but in
allied Industries, such as laundries,
would be deprived of employment.
Foreign Order for  Lumber.
BELLINGHAM, Oct. 21. -The receipt of an order for $2,500,000 feet
of lumber, to be delivered to thei
United Kingdom, has delayed the
closing of the big Lake Whatcom
mill and the waterfront mill of the
Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Mills, according to announcement made by
Superintendent C. L. Flynn. The
company had planned to close Mill
B. on the lake Saturday night, but
at a late hour word was received
from the Seattle office to begin work
cutting on the order for England
The Royal Banl. of Canada
Incorpora ted 1800.
Capital Authorized      $25,000,(m<,
Capital Paid Up ' f ll.SOO.ooo
Reserve Funds    918,500,000
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Eighty-Seven Million
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make every d��
posltor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his financial
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upwards.
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May 31st and
November 30th each year.
Manufacturers and Dealers ln all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T urnlngs and House Finishings.
Phone R14 Bburne. Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow.
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Ladner, B. ��. Phone ____
\ ���   Dining Room Open All Day Sunday.   Private Dining
Room for Tourists.    Good Garage |
Uhe -Delta U
Sl.OO A YEAR Pay M "
U. S. A.
Crop  in  Oknnn-run  Country   Is  Fair
and Prices Show Good Profit
for Homebody.
Dock   Laborers   Lead Crowd   That
Destroys Fully u Score of Uer.
man Shoj/s.
LONDON, Oct. Iii.���Anti-German
rioting In London on Saturday night
caused the destruction ol a score of
shops. Damage was uone in the
Deptford borough and in Old Kent
road. In the former district several
stores were attacked and one was
set afire.
In Old Kent road meat markets
were smashed and thl3 was followed by the wrecking of a confectionery store early Sunday morning.
Some of the shops were pillaged.
Police were called out and twenty
arrests were made. Precautions
bave been taken to prevent further
Great precautions prevailed
throughout. Sunday in Deptford
and neighboring boroughs crowds
thronged the streets and refused to
niove at the orders of the police
and soldiers. The rioters threatened to attack German plao-s in Ercm-
ley and other boroughs if the authorities permitted them to open.
The rioting was led by 1(10 dock
laborers who had beeu turned out
of a lodging house to make room for
Belgian refugees. The men gathered In a German saloon and smashed
the windows and the bar.   The dotk-
PARIR. Oct. 20.���Material progress by the allies at many places
along the battle liie is reported by
the Bordeaux war offices in their
three o'clock statement. The Belgians, it is announced, are holding
the line from Nieupoort to iJixmude ers charged the owner of the saloon
and along the River Yser, maintain-j with having started a report that
inc; their positions despite the tierce two battleships had been destroyed.
Oerman assaults. In the region of|The shop of a German butcher, in
Lille, where the Germans hold the window of which a picture of
strongly entrenched positions, it is Emperor William was displayed, wasi
said   there  is little change.    On  tlie wrecked
right bank of the Meuse, the Kaiser's troops are declared to be, striving In vain to check the French offensive. The statement declared that
the general situation Is eminently
The  rioting proceeded  for a distance of about a mile before it was;
VERNON, Oct. 21.���Potatoes are
sharing the honors with apples in
the Okanagan country now. Digging and shipping are in full swing.
The Quantity rolling out Ircm Vernon this week is said to have broken
all records. F. o. b. prices of around
$20 a ton are being secured. The
local retail price is $1.75 for the
100-pound sack, which indicates
there is a pretty good profit somewhere for somebody. On the prairies
Okanagan potatoes are selling
wholesale now for $35 to $4(1 a ton.
Around Vernon production this
year was heaviest in the Lavington
and Coldstream districts. Some
farmers estimate the average yield
at seven tons per acre. Tbe crop is
a little light, because of a very dry
season. Owing to the potato digging and apple picking, the surplus
of labor, never very great In the
Okanagan, is not so noticeable��� as it
was a month ago.
LONDON, Oct. 21,-���Firing with
aeroguns, off the Belgian coast, in
co-operation with the allies' marks-
_uien on shore the British warships
sre reported to hava brought down
a Zeppelin and an armored Taube
aeroplane during Inst Sunday's ilght-
'ng. It is not stated whether the
aerial craft were captured or destroyed.
LONDON, Oct. 20.���It is frankly
admitted by German officers thlat
fhe long resistance of Verdun has
interfered with the German offensive campaign. The fall of that fortress would release a great force
that has been trying to e-ffadt Ita
fall for many week*, but the trouble
from tho German point of view, is
tbat Verdun still holds out.
PETROGRAD, Oct. 20.���Bloody
fighting has occurred on the Vistula
river, the war office announced. Tho
Germans are said to be striving hysterically to cross the stream and are
being repulsed with terrible losses.
Along the line between Warsaw and
Ivangorod the Russians are reported
to be steadily pushing the Germans
back. In this territory, according to
tbe Army Gazette, the Czar's forces
found eighteen thousand German
dead alone on the fields retaken by
In Galicia, said the war office report, the German right, cooperating
with Austrians, Is attacking determinedly but gaining ground  nowhere
stopped by a detchr.ient of soldiers.'Another  Austrian  attempt   to  cross
The shopkeepers all lived above their  the river San   is   reported  to  have
places of business -md their apartments were sacked.
been repulsed, with heavy losses
killed and wounded.
Former Municipal Iteeve, Mr. L.
Paisley, Passes Away ln Chilliwack  Hospital.
CHILLIWACK, Oct. 15.���One of
the most prominent and active nun
in the history of the Chilliwack Valley during the past quarter of a
century, in the person of Mr. L. W.
Paisley, passed away at the Chilliwack Hospital yesterday morning.
Mr. Paisley was born at York, Ont.,
���Lily, 1860. He farmed at White-
church, Ont., for a number of years,
and came to Chilliwack in 18110.
where he took up farming and auctioneering. He was reeve of the
municipality for four years, secretary of the Dairymen and Live Stock
Association for four years, president
of the Agricultural Association for
five years, and president of the
Chilliwack Hospital Board. Mr.
Paisley was a prominent member of
the Masonic order and was unmarried. The funeral will take place
on Sunday nt two o'clock, and will
bo conducted by the Masonic order.
Gap of Hut  Eighty-five Miles Left
In the C.N.P. Line mt Complqte
It to Kamloops.
Friday, Oct. 16
Steelhead on that section of the
Canadian Northern Pacific line
building eastward from Port Mann
has now reached a point one mile
east of Cisco Bridge, leaving a gap
of but eighty-five miles to complete
the lino to Kamloops. This is the
news brought back today by Divisional Engineer W. G. Swan, who
has returned from a trip of inspection with Chief Engineer F. C. Gamble. Mr. T. H. White and Mr. C. M.
Wilde. Tbe big bridge at Cisco i-i
completed, with the exception of the
finishing touches, and construction
truins of Umber and other materials
Pre being run over It. Six timber
trestles are being built between
Cisco and Lytton.
The ballasting of the line Is also
complete, with the exception of a
big fill between Cisco and Boston
Bar. Mr. Swan estimates that the
remaining eighty-five miles of trade
to link the two sections will be laid
by the latter part of February.
MEDICINE HAT, Alta., Oct. 21.���
The plant .of the Alberta Linseen
Milling Company was almost totally
destroyed by fire here yesterday.
damage to an estimated extent of
$20,000 being done. The elevator
and oil tank sheds were uninjured. THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 1914.
3 <
Mr.  Nelson Howard spent  Friday
in Vancouver visiting friends.
Mr.  Smith,   of   Vancouver, spent
Thursday in Ladner on business.
Mr. H. Browb, of Vancouver, spent
the week end in Ladner on business.
Miss D. Oliver spent the week end
with her parents in Vancouver.
Miss A. Bown and Manda McCallum spent the week end ut Eburne.
Thos. Foster motored to Vancouver on Monday.
G. W. Dennis motored to Vancouver on Monday.
Dr.   Alton,  of  Eburne,  spent  the
week in Ladner on business.
Mr. W. H. Taylor motored to Vancouver, Monday, on business.
Dr. Sparrow, of Vancouver, was in
i.adner on  business.
I.en  Chaput  spent  the  week  end
i���  Ladner.
Mrs. F. Guichon spent Tuesday in
Geo.   Grauer,   of   Eburne,   spent
a couple of days pheasant shooting.
Mrs.    Ray    Hutcherson   spent   a
upie of days in Victoria.
Mr. E. Mustey left Thursday for
Kamloops, where he intends staying
some    time   on   account  uf  his ill
Messrs. D. McKinnon, II. Creech,
V. Vinsin, of Vancouver, motored to
Ladner on Thursday.
Sheriff Armstrong, of New Westminster, spent Saturday in Ladner
on business.
Mr. E. L. Munro, of Vancouver,
spent Sunday In Ladner visitlug
Miss Montgomery returned Saturday from Vancouver, where she has
lieen  visiting  friends.
Mr. John Green sj:ent a few days
in Vancouver visiting his brother,
Mr. J. Green.
Miss Clut. of Vancouver, spent a
couple of days with Mr. and Mrs.
Ed, Down.
Mr. E. Smith, of Vancouver, spent
Thursday in Ladner with Mr. and
Mrs.  A.  deR.  Taylor.
"-��� Bixon, or Vancouver, spent a
couple of days at Mr. Welsh's, pheasant shooting.
Mr, Ray Hutcherson returned on
I'nesday morning from a brief trip
to  Victoria.
Mr. H. S. Hooper, of Vancouver,
motored to Ladner, Tuesday, on
Mr.   and    Mrs.    A.   deR.   Taylor
spent   Tuesday    in    Vancouver    on
Mr. Bert Parmiter, of Vancouver,
spent a couple of days in Ladner
this week hunting.
Mr. Chesterfield, of New Westminster, spent Thursday in Ladner
visiting friends.
Dr, Wilson, with Dr. J. G. Campbell, motored to Vancouver on Sunday last.
Mr. A. Carson, local agent for the
Great West Life Assurance Co., paid
a   business   trip   to   Vancouver   last
The water pressure is very low
.���Iter 9 o'clock. Is this on account
of leaky pipes? If so, these should
be   put  right   without  delay.
Rev. Dr. MacKinnon, of Vancouver, preached both morning and
evening services at St. Andrew's
"Jack" Williamson, manager of
the Canadian Fish Product Co., was
the lucky winner of tho $7.50 box
of chocolates raffled at "Groom &
.- For strawberry, raspberry and all
L er fruit boxes try the British Co-
v*-.nbla Manufacturing Co., New
Westminster, B.C. ������
The Presbyterian chair are working hard to perfect themselves for
the rendering of the cantata, "Under the Pulms." on Friday evening
next. It will be a great treat to all
���vho care to hear It.
Among the visitors to the Delta
For pheasant shooting were Fred
Parmlter, of New Westminster,
R. ('. Barker, New Westminster,
and Messrs. Percy Charleson, Sage
and Harry McCormick, of Vancouver.
"Under the Palms," a cantata,
will be given by the choirs of St.
Stephen's and Bt, Andrew's churches
next Friday evening, October 23, in
the I.adner Presbyterian church. A
'ollection will be taken up in aid of
St. Stephen's church.
Wm. Carey spent Monday in Vancouver on business.
Lenard McBride spent Wednesday
in Vancouver,
Mrs.  Alex.   Davie spent  Saturday
in Vancouver on business.
Mr.   Alf  Shirley,   of    Vancouver,
spent a couple of days in Ladner.
Frank Thorogood spent the week
end in Vancouver.
Mr.     Gordon     Fieeericks     spent
Monday in Vancouver.
Miss Grace and Nellie FrtTierieks
spent a couple of days  in  Victoria.
Residents here are glad  to  hear
that Dr. Holmes is improving.
Mr. B. H, Weare spent Friday in
Mrs. and Miss Price, of Crescent
Island, spent Thursday in Vancouver.
Miss Lila Grant, of Vancouver,
spent the week end in I.adner with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Grant.
Mr. Hay and Mr. Bert Baker, of
Vancouver, spent Thursday and Friday in Ladner visiting Mr.  McCrea.
Mr. A. Lindesth, of Vancouver, Is
spending a few; days with his parents
in Ladner.
Miss Elsie Kirk, of New Westminster, spent a couple of days with
Miss Eva Follis.
Mr. Buttoeoffer left Thursday for
Portland, Oregon, where he intends
making  hls  future  home.
Mr. John Brandrith returned  Friday    from    a    month's   visit   with
riends at Pitt Meadows.
H. J. Hutcherson. of Vancouver,
spent a couple of days in Ladner
pheasant  shooting.
Mr. Drown, of the B.C. Telephone
Co.,   spent    Monday    in    Ladner   on
Alex. Scott has again entered the
employment of the Port Guichon
Mr. James and Edward Clarke
have returned to Ottawa after
having spent a couple of months In
Ladner on business.
Messrs. Felix and Philip Guichon
returned Friday from Nicola Valley,
where they have been for the past
three  weeks.
Miss Green, of Vancouver, is visit-
ng her cousin, Miss Green, chief
operator at the B.C. Telephone Office.
Mr. G. W. Abercrombie and Mr.
Duft'us, of Vancouver, spent a couple of days visiting Mr. and .Mrs.
.1.   B.  Wilson.
Dr. L. F. Westbrook, of Vancouver, was the guest of D. A. McKee
for the opening day of the pheasant
Mrs. Lanning left Tuesday for
Victoria, where She intends spending a couple of weeks visiting
Mr. A. K- Lavan, representative
of Dakin A Jackson, Armstrong, B.
('., was in town Tuesday looking
over tho potato crops.
Mr. D. G. Mitchell arrived in Ladner, Wednesday, from San Francisco for a week's visit. Mr. Mitchell is the guest of Mr. Jas. McCallum.
A new heavv galvanized iron
chimney has been erected on the
baker's brick stove It was made
locally by Clement & Lambert. Support for local industries here.
The Presbyterian choir is working
very hard to perfect themselves for
the rendering of the cantata, "Under the Palms," In the Ladner Pres
byterlan church tonight.
The Rev. J. J. Hastie and Rev
Dr. MsKennan must now have had a
very forcible illustration of the proverb, "Man proposes but God disposes." Tho elements were against
their arrangements last Sunday
Great difficulty is felt by the residents in the village for want of a
proper dump for garbage and waste.
Tbe so-called dump in Dyke River
is now in such a condition that only
very heavy horse vehicles can take
it away. Residents state that the
council should give this matter early
consideration from a health standpoint.
udustry in British Columbia Said to
Lack  Two  Elements  of
In last Monday's "Sun" It was
stated that the Rev. Dr. McKennan,
minister of Kitsllano Presbyterian
church, preached an excellent sermon. But surely our contemoorary (From The Brius.*. Columbian)
was out of lt, as the reverend gen- Mr- A--3*- Lucas, .M.P.P. for tale,
tlernan preached a very eloquent *����� a mau vilii a mission. The agri-
sermon in the Ladner Presbyterian .cultural inuuBtry o! British Uolum-
church last Sunday evening, and itlbiu is crippied by the lack of a pro-
was greatly appreciated by a nu- |'>er "yalea. of farm credits, first, and
merous congregation secondly, by the absence of co-oper-
 ' alive  methods     of   production  and
Mr. James Malcolm, general man-'n,arke.t-nS* ���Mr* ,-��������*��� WM a mem*
ager of the Pacific Securities Ex- ^er,0' tne RoJ,a{ Commission on
change of Vancouver, was a visitor Agriculture which has presented one
to Ladner on Monda^ and Tuesday. "P��* tc\* ?w��, -h*1 ���f ^aT".?
Mr. Malcolm is interested in the '?-*d J,1a�� anot,her '? the,*>"!8' About
-_,. ���.,. .--,. T t. -���������..f_,*���._._! ten thousand copies of this report
new auto tire to be manufactured been clrculpated   but he &���
by the Cable Auto Tire Co., of Van- llm ,t wl���        t _vUh th ���, r
couver     Mr. Malcolm, who motored of blue  bool(s   u    - lect whicU
here with  two  friends,  was obliged ,_ the BUregt mode (>�� painl688 deatll.
to    leave   his    car   at   Woodwards Mr   Lucag   howeVer,  is  determined
Landing.    While backing up on the tDat  this  cause  -h-n   not  dle   and
wharf,   the   car, No.  5476, ran off t0 that end ls engaged in a vigor-
the planking into a gulley and had0us campaign  to  stimulate interest
to be left behind. in the subject throughout the prov-
1 ;lnce.    All this and much more    Mr.
On    Thursday,    October    13,    a |Lucas told tne members of the board
miscellaneous   shower was   held  at of trade last night in the course of
"Meadowslea," the home of Mr. and an intensely Interesting address.
Mrs.  H.   J.  Kirkland,  in  honor  of _,      _~ __ . -.,___.
Two Great Needs.
According to Mr. Lucas, the agrl-
ultural inuusiry of this provinca has
wo great needs;���faim credi.s and
c-operation���and the greatest ot
hose is credits. A proper system of
gricultur.il credits, viz., long term
t��an_ from the Provincial govern-
roses, clematis, Shasta daisies and >eDt dire,,t t0 the farmer, raised by-
other flowers. During the after- 'debenture issues, -ud secured by
noon the shower was held, the gifts mortgages having a 40 per cent,
being numerous and beautiful. The margin of safety, availaole only for
luncheon and shower by ..........  , , , ,
Cullls ar.d Lanning. The luncheon I?0'1-? "�� ^^ revolutionize the
was Kiven bv Mrs H. J. Kirkland i'"rm,?B , "^""l* *n*.Mn* - "
and Miss Olga Kirkland. The place ;�� J ^-Mn��d��le P��^erft*
cards were decorated with figures i���^Pl^^t Tuestion 'stringth n
of Kewples while in the drawing for lhe a,   .���._��� profince,
the next bride-to-be Miss Edith Rich Rnd creat_ a contente(1 ^l class
tlrew the silver thimble. U-^.-j. W��)uld b_ _n agget of,in-stim.
!��.ble  value.
Miss V-?ra Gillanders, whose marriage to Mr. Robert Morley, of
Delta, will be solemnized on Nov.
4 in tho Ladner Methodist church.
At noon a luncheon was served to
Miss Gillander's nearest friends,
fourteen covers being set. The
table   was    prettily   decorated    with
*eing numerous and beautiful, me "�����������";*���"���__" ����""������������""* *�������
ostess was ably assisted at both iboJ*a "<-f. lm;Provements and payable
uncbeon and shower by Mesdames >*, ���" tbe improvements are made,
Will intending members kindly en-
Short Term Loans Useless.
Starting from the recognized fact
roll before Monday next for above (hat an increase in the agricultural
class. Mrs. Brown-Cave, 51 Duf- . nutput of this province is of prime
ferin street, Westminster, or care importance, Mr Lucas pointed out
Mrs. Lanning, Ladner. ithat no farmer can Increase his out-
  (put  without    capital.    Short    term
McFARLANI". loans are worse than useless, result
  ing  in   foreclosures  and   loss.    7ne
The death occurred on Monday recommendations of the Commissiop
night in tho Vancouver General 8ue.?est the issuance of loans run
Hospital of Robert McFarlane, who nin* over a Per1o(1 UP to 36 year!
has  been   a resident  of  Ladner  for
repayable at any time.
the   past   year,   being   employed   as
night  watchman   at   Wattam's  can-
Xo Possibility  to Lose.
After a cloee study of the various
nery. The deceased was born in systems in use in the United States,
Gourock. Scotland, in 1853, and had Australia and New Zealand and
resided in this province for the past European countries, tbe Commission
lour or five years.    McFarlane had had recommended the New Zealand
no relatives here.
LUnlftnlt rAoOtO AWAT tion and ^ll^hL6*^"^0-
n ethod, with certain modifications.
It is proposed that the government
should make loans up to 60 per
cent, of the value of the improvements, and charge a rate of interest 1 per cent .higher than the rate
paid on Its debentures.    This would
-. John O'Brien, One of the Prominent Lumbermen of tlie Province, Dies in Vancouver.
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
Oil, apply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
Ltd., 505 Westminster Trust Building. Office phone 826; wharf phone
VANCOUVER, Oct. 19.���Last
night one of the prominent lumbermen o. the province passed away in
the person of Mr. John O'Brien,
���resident of the Brooks-Scanlou-
O'Brien Co., Ltd., Vancouver. Death
took place at his residence, 1287
Davie street, at 8 o'clock, alter an
illness extending over several
months. Besides being president of
the Brooks-Scanlon-O'Brien Co., he
was also president of the B. C. Loggers' Association, a member of the
Vancouver Board of Trade and was a
prominent catholic, being well known
In the churCh in Vancouver. Deceased, who was 65 years at age,
was barn in 1849 at Bangor, Maine,
and came west to Minnesota when
he was but a boy. His parents located at Stillwater, Minnesota, and
until 1900 Mr. O'Brien was engaged
ln the lumbering business there. In
that year he moved to Montana and
until 1906 was in the lumiberlng
business, being president of he
John O'Brien Lumber Co. ln 1906
he became interested In the timber
business in British Columbia ���
moved to Vancouver where he organized the Brooks-Scanlon-O'Brlen
Co., Ltd., which company is one of
the largest in the timber business in
the province.
Deceased leaves behind him to
mourn their loss a widow and six
children besides a host of friends.
The funeral will take place tomorrow when requiem mass will be held
at the church or Our Lady of the
Holy Rosary at 9 o'clock, alter which
the body will lie in stale until 8
o'clock when it will be removed to
the Great Northern station for shipment to Stillwater, Minnesota, where
interment will take place next Friday.
tion and all other necessary expenditures, and to create a reserve fund
|which would absolutely protect the
government against any possible
loss, although the working of the
system elsewhere had proved that
no loss need be anticipated.
As an instance of this Mr. Lucas
stated that under rhe Wyndham Act
the  Brit:sh  {.overnment had  loaned
o the farmers of Ireland almost up
to the full value of their farms    a
total of ��200,000,000, a policy which
after'm-any years had shown only a
email   ioss,   which   a   patriotic   Irishman paid out of his own pocket.
What  It  Would  Mean.
The effect of the e_tablishm_nt of
this system would be to provide constant employment in the Eraser Valley alone Kir ten thousand men for
;enrs to come, and the clearing and
cultivation of immense areas oi
valuable land. It would mean that
:he $20,000,000 worth of products
imported annually would be grown
In the province, keeping the money
In circulation here, and providing an
immenje stimulus for every branch
of commerce and industry.
Mr. Lucas finds in New Zealand
particularly a concrete example of
What agricultural credits can do fo**
a country. In the fifteen years before the system was Inaugurated
there,   the  increase  in
We invite the public to
inspect our stock of
having obtainad a large
and varied stock we
are able to meet all requirements.
Coal Heaters fiom $6.00 up
Wood Heaters front $2.25 up
Clement & Lambert
Nitro Club Shell* 10-12 to 16
The Ladner - Steveston
ferry Service
Fall and Winter Service
Beginning September 1st, the
Steamer Sonoma will run on her fall
and winter service as follows:
Leaves Ladner, 8:30 a. m. and
3:-0 p. m.
Vancouver passengers oan make
connection by taking the 8:30 a. tn.
and 3:30 p. m. cars at Granville
street bridge station.
New Westminster passengers
should take the Eburne cars 8.00 a.
m. and 3:00 p. m. and change at
Eburne to the Steveston cars.
Perry Auto Stage
ladner-Vancouver Service
Auto leavee corner Praeer
Arm and River Road 6:45,
8:lfi and !):.5 a.m., and 1:15,
3:15 and T>:45 p.m. Sundays,
8:45, 9:45 a.m.; 1:15, 2:45,
K:45 and 6:45, p.m. Connecting wi*h all ferries at Woodward's Landing.
Fare 35 cents���Ferry Free.
Quick Results
May be depended upon from
the use of our Want Ada
The Withs. deaths, marriages and the other Classified
Columns ere usually included io even a very perfunctory persual of the paper.
They areas good for general
business aa they are for
" Help Wanted." etc
For Sale, For Exchange Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Lost Found Work
Wanted Situations Vacsnt, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, 25 cents for any on*
adv.. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be In by t p.m.
on Thursday.
MONEY  TO  LOAN���Funds  for advances on Mortgages;   1,000, $2,-
000 and *"3000 at current rates of
interest.       Apply to H.  N.   Rich,
Ladner, B.C.
FOR SALE���100 pullets, Barred
Rocks.    Apply Box 9, Ladner.
FREE���10 assorted postal cards to
any one sending names and addresses of twenty-five families of
rural residence. B.C. Distributor,  Squamish  P.O.
FOR SALE���For sale cheap one new
Massey-Harris "Great West" Separator. Will sell cheap for cash
or will trade for stock or produce.
Terms If required. Machine eaa
be seen at Windebank's Lumbar
Yard, Mission City.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer  of  Soda   Water,
Ginger  Ale,  and all Kinds of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
Ladner,  B.C.
Sole agents for Delta, Royal City
Laundry. Collected and delivered
within town limits. Phone orders,
56  Ladner.
Delta Motor Transfer
Will  Never Sheath the Sword Until
IV-Iginm's Freedom Has lieen
LONDON, Oct. 20.���Amid tumultous cheers, with right hands up-
���aiised, Irish Nationalists who crowded Central Hall last night adopted
a pledge administered by T. P. O'Connor: "We will never sheath
the sword until Belgium has got
output was Iback her freedom; until every inch
35.3 per cent, on a small total. In '0f her soil is clear; until a treaty
the fifteen years following its ln- j-8 made, not on a scrap of paper,
troduction, the Increase was 161 ,but on a foundation behind which
per cent. New Zealand now exports glands the millions of the British
agricultural produce annually at race."
the    rate of  *"90   per   head of the |    -phe
population, Ihe highest in the world.
Then   Co-operation.
meeting was called for the
purpose Of expressing confidence In
the leadership of Mr. John Redmond
and to endorse the action of the
Irish   party  in   snpportinK  "the  war
The regular monthly meeting of
the St. Andrew's Auxiliary of the
Women's Missionary Society will be
held at the home of Mrs. J. 3. Hastie
on Tuesday, October 27, at 3 p.m.
"Irs. Miller, of Vancouver, president
of New Westminster Presbyterial,
will address the meeting. A cor-
i'ial invitation is extended to all
'"dies interested in missionary work
to attend. Afternoon tea will be
served at the close of the meeting.
Mr. Ceci Weare, nephew of B. H.
Weare, of Ladner, left Friday for
Esquimau, where he will leave on
October 22 with the Oth Canadian
Regiment for Bermuda, where they
will spend two months' training before  proceeding  to  the  front.
Kollowing  the    estaiMishnient    of
agricultural   credits     would  come a ;of  the  -Uies ttKaJl),t   -*ni.,;j:i���   ,���i];
system  ot    co-operative     production  tarisin "
and  marketing, also under    govern-J    Mr.'O'Connor  said   that   for  this
ment aegis.    This  would  be render-   fundamental  and   supreme   prkiciple
ed easier by the increase in bulk,
making it easier to supply and hold
markets. The Commission's report
Suggests the formation or an advisory board of practical agriculturists,
and the creation of a commercial
sub-department in the department of
the Britisli fought on hundreds of
battlefields. What they had claimed and won for themselves1 they had
also claimed for other countries and
would  help  other countries  win.
In   scathing  terms   he   denounced
Germany and declared  that German
Under the auspices of the Wo-
mon's Auxiliary the annual autumn
"at home" will be held at Westminster Hall, 1600 Barclay street, Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 2!U!i
inst., from 3 to 6 p.m. It Is at tb's
time of the year the friends of tho
college have the opportunity to
bring or send donations of fruit,
vegetables and  dairy produce.
ST. PAUL. Minn., Oct. 31.���"Raise
wheat." That is the trite advice
E. C. Hamilton, British consul, today-
gave farmers of the United States.
JHe says that irrespective ot the duration  or result of the  present war,
that American wheat will be in great -"^^,0^ ^he obtained'. And to
demand In Europe next year, because tn_t mA h_ ��� -trjv|-,, to 8tlmulat(.
the European crop, he says, is ruin- ^ interest of boards of trade and
e(J. other representative bodies    in
���   ii subject
agriculture,   in   the  hands  of   which  militarism   must   be  crushed.   Then
would be placed the question of busl- 'Was not an Irishman, he said, whose
ness organization.    But as Mr. Lucas. heart  did  not blee(]   for  the suffpr-
pointed out last night,  governments  jngB of Belgium and would do all in
are slow to act. and the people    of  hls -><,---- to end them.
British Columbia must convince the
government  that  public  opinion     is
behind the project before the desired
NEW  YORK,  Oct.   21.���The  purchase of 20,000 horses for the use of
the French government Is the mis-
the  sion of Captain De Balezeaud of the
French army, a passenger    on    the
Freight Service Duijy to and
from Vancouver, Eburne,
Van. Phone Sey. 754 Ladner 05
IIEI.I1. RL1GH   ."tlgr.
Oddfellows' Building
General Office Hours
"What's Your PhoRe Number ?"
Can You Answer This Question
If not, don't you know you are
losing business and running risk.
VVbait ie more necessary than a telephone tn case of sickness or fire?
Delta  Telephone   Co.,   Ltd.
Sensitive cavities    prepared     and
filled  absolutely  painlessly    by  the
new nitron.s-oxide-oxygen method.
Eburne Station, B. C.
Phone Eburne 111
For Sale, Lump and Nut Coal.'
Prices right
Delta Hotel Laciner, B. C.
^^ I     The board of trade thanked    Mr. steamship   La   Touralne,   which   ar-
^_W___W_f_f   _&_____��   Lncaa for his address, and promised rived here from Havre.     The horses
m^m* kW*mYM M���*W���WAWaW.     to   L-ivr-  the  question   more    serious arc to bo delivered  December  1, and _     _.
l\XfS^S&^LZ ��STl5 TT.1- consideration even than it nas previ- vvill   probably  be  shipped   via   New   /\f|y��rtlS��� M Deltfl Tll-lCS
lhi thr-:_t and lunc-*        '���'���        '���>        23 c._nta    OUSly  (lone. UTleauo. j THE DELTA TIMES
THURSDAY, OCT.  22,  1914.
Attoiney-Geiier**.     Bowser   Relieves
It Will ne Stimulated by Pacific Great Eastern Ry.
VICTORIA, Oct. 21.���That with
the improved transportation facilities which would be furnished by
the Pacific Great Eastern Railway
there will be a tremendous stimulus
given to the cattle-raising industry
is the conviction of the Hon. W. J.
Bowser, Attorney-General, who has
returned from a ten days* tour of
the Cariboo district. The minister
covered a wide stretch of territory
and secured much valuable firsthand information and knowledge in
respect to the dry-farm experiments
which are being carried on and other
was made of the Seton Lake hatch- j
ery, after which tho return journey !
was made down the Fraser to Lytton,
Mr. Bowser was very favorably
impressed with the possibilities for
an expansion in the cattle industry,
particularly in tbe area along the
Upper Fraser traversed by the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. "This
road, in his judgment, will prove
one of the best development railways in the whole province and as
there are many meadows admirably
suited for grazing purposes there is
every assurance that cattle raising
can be conducted profitably on a
much larger scale than at present.
As conditions aro at present, cattle
are selling at high prices, the quotations at some points being $80 per
head, on the hoof.
Necessary  Before   You!lis  Under  21
Years of Age Will He Accepted
for Service.
Trading Is Brisk und Prices Mostly-
Stationary���Eggs Increased to
Sixty Cents.
Featuring    uie      Fraser      Valley
OTTAWA, Oct. 21.���The instructions which have been sent out in
ccuuecuoii with the mobilization
ot further contingents for overseas
service state that while young men
from 18 years up may be recruited,
those under 21 mui>t have the written consent of their parents. Men
21 years and older are not required
to have this consent. This will eliminate a considerable amount of correspondence such a_ the militia department had to deal with in connec
Two Battalions Are to He Sent Forward���Recruiting to Be at Once
OTTAWA, Oct. 20���In accordance
wilh Sir RoBert Borden's statement
the fo""owing detail in the apportioned quota of Intantiy by divisions
and districts and province- have
been furnished by the Acting Minister of Militia, Hon. J. D. Hazen:
Divisioual area: F'rst, Southern
Ontario, one battalion. Second,
Western    Ontario,    two    battalions.
completion of the addition to the
present hall.
On Tuesday last the early car to
town was put on again by the B.C.
E. it., running on the old schedule,
arriving at Kennedy at 8.35 a.m.
During the past week this car was
greatly missed by the residents, who
began to feel the need, and wish
the company would run a passenger
car in connection with each milk
f train, as before.
Mr. W. Pennycook, of Vancouver,
was visiting friends here last week,
alter an absence of several months
on a trip north.
Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, of South
Vancouver, were visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Walker for a few days.
patriotic concert and dance, under
the auspices of the Strawberry Hill
Farmers'   Institute   took  place    on
uu otucr [-weekly market at New Westminster,
phases of agricultural development [Friday morning Ootober 16, were
as well as of the needs and require-, ���Delta Bu,ppIleS- Tlle trading was very
ments of the district generally which brisk and the prices remained main-
will bo most helpful to him in his ly stationary with the exception of
official capacity. eggs ^^-j was increased to 60 cents
For   the   greater portion  of the'a dozen, retail,
trip   Mr.   Bowser  was   accompanied I     The following prices were quoted:
M.P.P., and Wholesale Poultry.
chief   game j Poultry, live weight   15c
Chickens, broilers, per lb 16c
_.,.,_,,        ���  , i   ,. , iFriday, Oct. 16, at the institute hall.
Third    Eastern   Ontario,  oue   battal- Th     *--       ,     b- mtle  __.���-
_ -             ��"; ���Fourth^I?t(;uthvfr" Queb��c'   "�� than half filled owing to  the very
tion with the first contingent. When battalions, Fifth, Northern Quebec. L^ n,^.t a much jargeT crowd
a man, however, is the only son of ��ne . battalion. Sixth, Maritime l-_u]d h_rdl be expecte(j, ^^ ���ew
.parents who are dependent on him, Provinces, two battalions. The Que- addlUori t(/the ha��� waa much ap_
their written consent must be given. .beot  1uota moludes the  French-La- inr.M.lu- -��,_,     ���_.���   -���������-   -_--.
Otherwise the instructions are prac-  nadlan battalion already authorize.
by Mr. H. H. Watson
Mr. Bryan Williams
warden. After being present at the
opening of the Clinton Assizes, the
minister and party proceeded to the
Alkali Lake district, on tbe way inspecting the Johnson cattle range,
where conditions were found most
satisfactory and promiisng. Thence
proceeding up the bench of the Fraser they saw the first dry farm.
Here Mr. Mondaa, a Swiss, at an
elevation of 3,200 feet, has thirty
acres under cultivation with the
most satisfactory results.
Thence the party proceeded to
Springhouse Prairie, inspecting the
dry farm of Mr. Sorensen, the principal farmer in the district. During: the season there has been a
yield at some points of 33 bushels
of wheat to the acre���a very good
showing. The acreage sown in oats
yielded from 50 to 85 bushels an
acre, some grading better than 1
others. This is considered eminently satisfactory, in view of the
fact that the past season has been
very dry.
In Ch-Hcoten District.
Mr. Bowser tben proceeded to
Hencevllle, Chilcoten district, which
territory he visited for the first
time. This is a fine cattle grazing
district and the home of many successful settlers. Tbe settled area
runs west and north, reaching back
to the 150-Mile House on the Cariboo Road.
After inspecting the Quesnelle
dam, the party proceeded to the
105-Mile House.,where the government's experimental farm initiated
by the Hon. W. R. Ross, Minister of
Lands, is situated. The manager
was able to report that he was getting good results in nearly everything.
Efforts at successful mixed farming In the dry belt were meeting
with excellent results, though the
potato crop was affected somewhat
by the early frosts thle season.
Mr. Bowser then drove a distance
of seventy miles to Green Creek and
North Bonaparte, where there are
large settlements. The party also
visited Canlm Lake, twenty miles
east of the Cariboo Road. Proceeding to I.illooet the party was joined
by Mr. J. P. Bapcock, of the Fisheries Department, and an inspection
live weight   15c
Retnil  Poultry.
Spring chickens, dressed .25c to 27c
Hens, dressed,  per lb 22c,      .. ...      ...      ,_.    . .,
Ducks,  dressed,  per lb 25c on the waiting list.     They were the
Sauabs   each 35c to  40c ���vei"fIow   from  the  flret  division   or
Squabs, eachv^.^...35c to 40c ^^   who>  pendlng   final   aTTaage
Potatoes, per sack  ...90c to $1.15
Potatoes, per ton $16 to $18
Sweet  Corn,   per  doz.   10c  to  12V-C
tically the same as for the first contingent.
Recruiting for the second contingent, which became general last
night in the different divisional
areas, ls going splendidly, according
No. 10, Manitoba and Saskatchewan,
two battalions. No. 11, British Columbia, two battalions. Nj. 13, Alberta, one battalion. Total battal*
ions, 14;  16,000 men.
Willi the object of losing no time
d" ^predated.        The     new   stage   waa
'very   nicely   decorated   with   maple
to the preliminary reports which!'!1 th? enllstment and equipment of
bave been received at militia head- j . anada " , "ml*e- . expeditionary
quarters. The initial enlistment is forces orders went out ye.tciday tor
tc be from sixteen to twenty thou- i Immediate recruiting iu all ol the
sand infantry, and of this number | divl8ional_areas of t.ie Canadian
fully  two-thirds were, so  to  speak
Celery, per bunch    5c
Cucumbers, each    5c
Cauliflower, per head  ...10c to 15c
Tomatoes,  per  lb 2c
Green Tomatoes, per lb 3c
Cabbages, per head   5c to 15c
Pumpkins,   each    15c
Citrons, each    10c
Squash, each    15c to 20c
Eggs and Rutter.
Eggs, retail 55c to 60c
Eggs, wholesale   45c to 50c
Butter, retail, per lb 40c
Butter, wholesale, per lb 35c
Honey, per lb 25c
Extracted honey, per lb 25c
Wholesale Meat,
Pork, per lb 10c to 10V2c
Pork, salt, per lb 13c
Pigs, small, each   $2 to $5
Mutton, per lb 22c
Leg of Mutton, per lb 22c
Veal, medium, per lb 16 %c
Veal, large, per lb 12c to 15c
eaves, evergreens and flags. Ladles
sold souvenir programmes, nicely
arranged in red, white and blue. To
those taking part on the program
too much credit can not be given.
Each and every number was well received and much enjoyed by those
present. Some of the numbers were:
I Solo, Mrs. Geo. Earsman; recitation,
iMiss Lillian  Enderby;  chairman, A.
militia, Each military dlviaton "and 'iWalde"' address; wh.<* sP��ke ��" tlie
each province is to furnish us quof ^resent War s-tuatl<*"-; s��ne- Mls*
as given above.
Delta municipality is situated at
the mouth of the Fraser River in *h
finest agricultural district in u?.*
The chief interests iu the Delta ���_r��
farming, dairying, fruit cult.*-,
market gardening, sheep and  h���-._
_. i:  im.           . -i_I8,t
Divisional  headquarters, are to be
Walker   and   Miss   Enderby;   recita
tion.  Miss Annie  McLay;
at London, Toronto, Kingston, Mon- |5?i!etl��*. .UIS' X&FJ
|trea_,   Quebec,     Halifax,    Winnipeg
officer of every regiment. . In this
instance, the local divisional authorities will have them examined and
equipped locally and also to choose
the officers, though the selections, of
course, will have to be approved by
headquarters. The training will, so
far as possible, be carried out divisionally.
Forwarding  Reinforcements.
The general idea is tbat the flrst
ir.stalmenW of reinforcements will go
forward in December and thereafter
at intervals of two or three months,
as soon as tho necessary development can be secured. It Is not yet
decided whether this ten thousand
will go from one or two particular
divisions or be a composite force
from all parts of the country. This
is one of the details to be considered
Apples, per box .v." . .75c to $1.15 |and ,l wl" deP,end considerably upon
Crabapples. per box 35c to aoc ,��riran_geinoiit��i .for equipment.
ments for recruiting, have signified
their readiness to enlist. ,_ . ,._.,.    .        ,,,, .,
The divisional mobilization scheme l^lgary and Victoria. Wh.le .New
promises to work out much more j Brunswick is not the headquarters
smoothly and advantaigeausly than oE a, division, recruiting will also be
that previously followed, when or-|carr!ed on there- l'ronably also at
ders went Individually to the senior ,    ���_,.     n
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ recitation,
Mrs. Victor Atchison; dialogue.
"Starvation," Miss L. Cooke, Miss
Ireland, Mr. T. McGuigan, Mr. R.
Anton, Mr. Geo. Cooke and Mr.
Arden; recitation, Miss Bessie McLay; violin selection, Mr. Cavilero;
song, Mr. Geo. Stafford; pianoforte
r  ���   ,���_.,-.      ,   -��� ���   .duet,  Mr.  T.  McGuigan  and   Mr.   VV.
h���nH~S't-,P      Tr"1  Atchison;     recitation,     Mr.     Lewis
hundred   thousand   Ca-iJack and song_ M_   R'   Anton     ^
The  government's  plan   indicates
that  inside  of  a
less  time,  a
nadlans will be under arms, and|Ireland wag the accompanist for
that they will be sent across the th evening. Dancing was then en-
ocean as required by tne War Office. jd b the le *aefresh-
The instalments will number ten mentg were Berved by lhe Iocal Wo_
thousand each. It will be or*-.rved men*- ingt|tute. The music was
that this is a change from thr. recent !furnlshed ,by Mr. Wm. Atchison and
plan of dispatching the second con-i,h-  ���;��������  ,..-.  _m_.ii-. ,���.  v..   ..���
Pears, per box  . .75c to $1
Cranberries,  per lb 5c
, PORT HANEY, Oct. 19.���The
first shooting accident of the season
to occur ln this district happened
on Saturday last, when Mr. John
Golden was severely wounded in the
forearm by the accidental discharge
of his shotgun. Mr. Golden, it is
stated, had just stepped into his
wagon and in reaching for the reins
he accidently knocked down his gun
which stood in the front of the rig.
The jar exploded the piece and the
full charge entered Golden's left
arm, inflicting a very painful
wound. The injured man was removed to the Vancouver General
Hospital at once, where it is hoped
that the injured member may be
sum    MESS TINS
s pair, or
TOO*. *
Some mention has been made on
thc time lt has taken to move the
Canadians from Plymouth to Salisbury Plain. It took six days to
.gather the men Into Valcartler from
all over Canada and it is taking
about the same length of time to get
the Canadians off tne ships and under canvas on Salisbury Plain. There
is some desire here to get the Canadians into camp as soon as possible.
The force cannot be inspected until
It is all In camp and until the flrst
force is Inspected advices cannot be
given a_ to the composition of the
stcond contingent.
The announcement to the press
regarding the number of battalions
to be raised ln each military district
as given from the Militia Department
vas incorrect. The corrected list fs>
given below. Divisional areas: First,
London, Ont., one battalion; second,
Toronto, two battalions; third, Kingston, one battalion; fourth, Montreal
by the extra session in August Is
becoming exhausted. There is not
enough of it left to finance the raising and equipping of the second expeditionary force. When Parliament
meets there will be a *ote of at least
two battalions: fifth, Quebec, one $50,000,000 more asked for for the
battalion; sixth Halifax, two battal- war budget, and probably there will
Inns. Montreal and Quebec battal- oe further war measures of taxation
ions include tho French-Canadian imposed
Regiment already  authorized  to be '
tingent of  22,000       ^^^^^^^^
Canada's Army.
It is estimated that by ihe first
of the year there will be 80,000 men
on the payroll of the Canadian army,
and that the dally war bill of the
Dominion, which is now about $60,-
000 a day, will be more than $100,-
000 per day.
There are now 35,000 Canadians
in England, 1000 at Bermuda, 8000
on guard in Canada, the complements of the Nlobe, Rainbow, Canada and two submarines, and 30,000
to be raised. The lowest pay is
$1.10 a day, the rate of privates.
Colonels get $6.50 per day. It is
estimated that the equipment of
each soldier, from bayonet lo boot,
with summer and winter kit, costs.
$300. The force wnich has left has.
cost ten millions and that which is
being raised will cost about nine
Col.  Sam  Hughes  is  expected  to
the piano was kindly lent by Mrs.
L. Rice for the evening.
A shack belonging to Mr. W. Iloyle
was burnt down on Friday on the
property while the teamster was engaged attending to his team. The
damage is said to be very little.
Mr. James Rise was lucky enough
to shoot a deer near hls home on
Saturday morning and feels somewhat proud of his first deer.
Motorists were very numerous on
the morning of the 15th, when the
grouse, etc., season opened here.
At a Hill Women's Institute meeting referred to ln the last Issue,
Mrs. Geo. Earsman acted as chairman and not Mrs. A. Walden.
LONDON, Oct. 21.���In South
Africa, the rebellion of Col. Maritz
has been virtually broken up. Another lot of officers and men have
make but a short visit in 'England,' Deen captured, while others have
and to spend little more than a week I surrendered to the African authori-
on the firing line ln France, observ- tiding operations.    He will be back in 	
Canada near the end of the month to I WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.���That
oversee the dispatch of the second , the Franco-Anglo-Belgian allies' at-
contingent. tacks on  Germany's    advance    lino
The $50,000,000 which was voted   near Nieuwport, Belgium, have been
hv    tho    ov'ra    ____������-.-     .��     _- *        >'       - 	
repulsed with heavy losses, the Berlin wireless message to the German
embassy here stated.
raised In the province of Quebec.
Military districts: No. 10, Winnipeg, two battalions; No. 11, Victoria,
two battalions; No. 13, Calgary, one
battalion.    Total 14.
LONDON, Oct. 21.���Col. Sir Edward Ward, who has charge of the
general arrangements for the comfort of the Canadian troops, makes
an appeal for at least fifty thousand
books, novels and magazines, with
which he proposes to form a lending
library for the amusement and use
of the men during the long,* dreary
rights of the winter on Salisbury
Plain. All gifts should be sent to
Hon. Mrs. Anstruther, 35 Groat
Smith street, Westminster.
VICTORIA, Oct. 20.���Colonel
Alexander Roy, M.C.O., district officer commanding military district
No. 11, has handed over the command of the district temporarily to
Major A. T. Ogilvie, who is in command of No. 5 Company, R.C.G.A.
Instructions to this effect were received from the Department of
Militia and Defence. Major Ogilvie
is now in charge of the military in
the whole of British Columbia and
the Yukon, pending the appointment
of a D. O. C. to succeed Colonel Roy.
PARIS, Oct. 21.���Tho sudden
tightening of the censorship hinted
of Important developments along the
lighting front. It ia reportod the
allies are directing a determined attack against the Germans at Lille,
which is believed to be the headquarters of tlie Kaiser's right wing.
The opinion is widely held that the
Teutonic troops are retiring to the
eastward on the Belgium frontier.
No confirmation has been received
of Tuesday's report that they evacuated Ostend.
The marching weight of the kit
amounts to about fifty pounds, including rifle and 150 rounds of ammunition, his light entrenching tool,
pick or shovel for rapidly digging a
shelter trench  in action;    The    explanatory    outline    shows    various
LONDON, Oct. 21.���Confidence
lhat the Kaiser's attempt to break
into France along the line of the
north coast will be effectually
blocked is expressed by the war office. It is admitted that hard fighting is expected In this district later,
but at the moment it is said the
same thing is happening in the north
that happened farther southward���
both sides were entrenching, so as
to make progress for one another as
difficult and costly as possible.
The Germans are reported to be
bringing up heavy artillery to tho
north, and the war office's opinion
was that they planned to use it in
attempting  a    slow    advance,    e.n-
components of tho equipment and trenching line after line as they pro-
how all the items aro adapted for ceeded. This is assuming that they
convenience. The Canadian sold- did succeed in making any progress,
ler's equipment  is  the same except | which   Ihe  British   military   experts
declared  themselves sure would not
that he carries a Ross rifle instead
of the Lee-Metford in the diagram.
On Sunday last, October 14, the
harvest   home  festival   service was
held at Strawberry Hill,  when Mr.
McDiarmid,   of   Vancouver,  gave a
very interesting sermon, taken from
the tenth chapter of St. John.   The
church   was  very   nicely  decorated
with  vegetables and  flowers.      On
Monday evening a supper and concert was held In connection with the
church.    A fair number turned out
considering   the   bad   state  of the
weather.    The    supper    was    well
served.      Those taking part in the
entertainment were: Mrs. Geo. Ears-
man,   song,  "Kitty   Tull";   Mr.  R.
Anton, song, "I Wish I Had a Pal
Like You"; Miss Eva Banks, recitation,  "Little   Birdies";   Miss   Alice
Haslam;  recitation, "Robin and the
Bee," Mr. W. Atchison; violin selection,   Mrs.   V.   Atchison;   recitation,
"Wanted a Minister's Wife," Mr. K.
Sheppard;    recitation,  "The Drunkard,"  Mrs.   J.  Haslam;   song,  "The
Children's Home,"  Mrs.  Geo.  Ears-
man;    song,  "The   Soldiers  of  the
King."    Mr. Shepperd, who acted as
chairman  for the evening,  kept thc
audience full of merriment with his
short  stories,    etc.,  and    when   the
time  came  to sell  the  fruit,   vegetables  and   flowers    he    was    right
there for the best possible bid to be
obtained for the produce.    The proceeds   of    the    evening   were   very
The patriotic concert taking place
on Friday evening for the benefit
of the Canadian Patriotic Fund
promises to have a good programme.
The new stage will be used for the
first time.    Men are engaged in the
Coal mining rights of tbe Domin-
Mon, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan ant)
'Alberta, the Yukon Territory, thf
Northwest Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years pt an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2560 acres will be leased to one applicant.
App-icatlon for a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which wJH be
refunded if the rights applied for
are not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at ths
rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with swora
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished
al least once a year.
The lease will include the coal
mining rights only, but tbe lessee
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may bs
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10.00
an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary ol
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
W.  W.  CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will  not be paid
The   family remedy   for   Cou��h��   and   Coldt.
Small dote.    Small   battle.    Beit eince  1870
breeding. There are also saluioa
canneries in the Delta municipality.
There are shipping facilities by rtli
and boat to the markets of Canada
and the United States. The crop
yield is the largest per acre in tan-
ada, and the sheep and horses bred
are the finest ill British Columbia.
Along the south bank of the Frassr
River there are splendid sites ,'or
Board of Trade.���President, W. A.
Kirkland; secretary, S. W. Tlshsr.
meets 2nd Monday in each mouth."
Justices of Peace^���H. D. Benson, H.
J. Kirkland, J. McKee, E. L. Berry.
Police  Magistrate.���J. McKee.
Medical Health Officer.���Dr. J. K_n
Coroners.���Dr.  A. A.  King and Dr
J. Kerr Wilson.
School Board.���S. Wright, chairman;
A. deR. Taylor, secretary; J. Ms-
Farmers' Institute.���C. Davis, prc��.
dent; N. A. McDiarmid, secretary.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective Association.���Wm. Kirkland, president;  A. deR. Taylor, secretary.
Delta Agricultural Society.���D. A. >.
McKee, president; A. deR. Taylor, J
secretary. f
License Commissioner.���Reeve A. D.
Paterson, Councillor 8. Morlsy,
J. Harris, J. McKee, J.P., aad HI.
L. Berry, J.P.
Member of Parliament.���J. D. Taylor,
���New  Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature.���F, J.
MacKenzle, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings���SS. Sonoma leaves
Ladner for Steveston at 8.30 a.m.,
12.30 p.m., and 6.30 p.m. connecting with the B.C.E.R. cars. Ferry
boat leaves Ladner for Woodwards at 7, 9 and 10 a.m., 1.M,
3.10 and < p.m., returning leerae
Woodwards at 7.30, 9.10 aad
10.30 a.m. and' 2, 4 and 6.80 p.a.
On Sunday leave Ladner at 9 aad
10 a.m. and 1.30, 3, 6 and 7 p.oL
and half an hour later froa
Woodwards. The S.8. Transfsr
leaves for New Westminster dally,
except Sundays, at 7 a.m.; returning leaves New Westminster at t
p.m., reaching Ladner at 5.30 p.m.
Railways.���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon dally for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.;
returning, leaves Vancouver at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichoa
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R., Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Eburne
and Steveston���Cars leave Granville street depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) to
meet New Delta at 8.30 a.m. and
3.30 p.m. and leaves for New
Westminster via Eburne at 8.09
a.m. and 3 p.m. Special car for
Eburne at 6.00 a.m. Cars leave
Steveston at 6.30 a.m. and hourly
until 11.30 p.m. Sunday service
���First car leaves either terminus
at 8.30 a.m.; hourly service thereafter until 11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m. to T
p.m. Mall for Vaneouver closes
at 3 p. m.; for New Westminster
and up river points st 6.30 a.m.;
closed all day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets ln ths
Municipal Hall, Ladner. on ths
second and fourth Saturdays ia
each month at 2 p.m. Reeve A.
D. Paterson; councillors, Jas. Savage, Joseph Harris, Seymour Huff,
Sam Morley, Chris Brown; clerk,
N.  A.  McDiarmid.
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
svsnlng, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A.,  vicar.
Baptise Church.
Pastor���Rev.    D.  G.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Sunday school. 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
m.etlng, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of the Ladles'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, I
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.39
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sus-
day school, 2 p.m.; singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909. Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
a.m. Rev. Father W. Chaput, parish
Services next Lord's Day at II
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meelin-t.
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth Leagu-*
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Re>. C.
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at ll
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sun-day school at 2.30 p.m.
Rev. J. j. Hastie, minister.
Any corrections in above names
or times should foe sent to the office
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.
The Delta Times is published every
Thursday from the Times Building, Ladner, B.C. 3. D. Taylor,


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