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The Delta Times Mar 9, 1912

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Volume 7
liny Takes u S||->-lu Drop on Ai*c*ouiit
of Lots of American Product���
Eggs und  Butter  Hold.
Baptist   choir   of   New   Westminster
Provide   Musical   Treat���McNeely
Hall Full to the Doors.
Ploughing Is general throughout tho
district and a couple of weeks will
see the hulk of the work completed
and all ready for planting. Between
times a considerable amount of hay
and oats Is being hauled to the wharf
for .shipment to the Vancouver and
Victoria markets.
A considerable amount of hay is
coming In and those who have been
hanging onto that product in the hope
of higher prices are somewhat dis- i
appointee], as the prlce has dropped to I
twelve and the buyers are not very
particular about buying very lavishly
even at that ligure. The reason for
the drop ig in account of a considerable quantity of American hay being
j continually    poured    Into    the    coast
Potatoes are also down In price anel
are worth about J28 In Vancouver
Mere the buyers are paying from
$������6.-0 to $2i7 per ton. Oats are also
little  weak In  price and are worth
|f'r_.rn   $32   to   $35   per  ton.
'Eggs are ngt  quite so  plentiful as
Ithey    were   a   week   or   so   ago,   but
Ithe   price  remains  the  same  as   that
of  last week.
The following are the quotations for
lhe week:
[Butter,   wheksale,   per  lh 30c
Gutter, retail, per lb 35e
3u_ter,   creamery,  per  11) 40c
Sggs. per doz.. wohlesale   '27"_c
Eggs,   per  doz.,   retail    35c
Beef, live weight, per lb.  ... 5c to 5 He
lutton, live weight, per lb 6c
Pork,'live  weight,  per lb 9c
l*eal. live freight, per lb 7c to Sc
Potatoes, per ton   $26.50 to $27
-tilling oats, per ton   $30 to $35
���lay, per ton   ;.....$ 12
A vote, which was taken during the
bast   week   In   the    local    Methodist
fchurch on the subject of church union
|ras in favor of unlein. only by a small
There was a possible 123 votes, and
|8   were   cast,   otf   these   35   *were   in
_vor of  union  and  23 against.    The
allowing is the official statement on
lie vote:
Official board���No. voting yes, 6;
fo. voting no, 3; No. qualified to
Dte, 17.
I "Membership   18   years   of  age  and
fer���iNo.  voting yes, 15; Xo.  voting
13; No. qualified to vote, 65.
(���Adherents,   non-members   over   18,
Who contribute to support of church���
ijto.  voting yes, 14; No.  voting no, 7;
'v.th.   qualified   to   vote.   41,
flss Helen Wells has left for Port-
fid on a holiday trip. Mi��s Peel and
s Nanny Wells accompany her as
as Seattle;  where they will  visit
ss Mabel MdMullin.
The lacrosse boys dance on Friday
ening was a huge financial success.
|-  funds realized  through  their efts  will   make for  a  god  start  to-
|rds  putting  the  club  on a  strong
.ncial busts and Indeed  will assure
boys of the right start.
The little five-year-old    son of Mr.
Mrs.  J. J.   Wilson,  Lulu   Island,
with a painful accident on Wed-
|day.    The  little   fellow  was  play-
wlth the grass cuter and crushed
fingers  badly.
the Terminal Hallway Company Is
plying for certain foreshore at Pt.
py.  The  plan  shows a  breakwater
vanish Bank at    some    distance
the land, and It would appear to
Jhe desire of the company  to re-
about   30   acres   of   the   sand
Iks.     Between the breakwater and
[land a deep water harbor is shown
about   160  acres  of  wharf  and
chousing premises.
Captain Palmer,    otherwise known
[the Hon. William  Palmer, said to
] a  relative  of Lord Sel borne,   wns
ested  by Detective Champion  and
IC.   Walker,  of  the    Point     Orey
See, at 3337 Heather street, Thurs-
of last week on three cahrges of
rory.   (His arrewt was made at the
Vance  of Mr. Ernest Walker, gro-
Flfteenth avenue    and    Heather
bet, who claims thnt he was one of
fcused's victims.    The    other    two
jrges are  that on  December 1  he
alned $75 by false presences from
Drge Stump, and that he obtained
similar   amount  from   tbe Fraser
|rd'ware   Company.   Palmer was at
time  in   the    Royal   North'west
tunted Police, and it Is said that he
Ids a commission  in  the Canadian
fltia. x'.
The visit of the Olivet Baptist
church choir from New Westminster,
augmented by several other excellent
vocalists on Friday last, and their
splendid rendition of G. F. Hoot's cantata "David, the Shepherd Boy," under
the able leadership of Mr. J. T. Baker,
will not be soon forgotten by tne
music lovers of the Delta.
The large audience taxed the seating capacity of Mc.N'eely Hall to its
inmost and  followed   with  the  closest
attention tho development of the
sacred old story "so sweetly told. The
principals were characterized as follows:
Abigail . Mrs.. Byron Boyd Hens-haw
Mic-hal Mrs. Geo. Godfrey-
David Mr. J. T. Baker
Jessie, Jonathan. . .Mr. John Graham
Saul Mi. J. A.  Hamm
Samuel Mr.  Geo.   G��dfre<
There were 12 parts: First, The
Feast at Bethlehem; second, Agigail at
Cirmel; third, Saul ln Despondency;
fourth. Two Sentinels; fifth. After the
Battle; sixth, David and Jonathan;
seventh, Saul and Ionathan; eighth,
David In Exile; ninth, David and the
Shepherd Queen; tenth The Carmelite
Bride; eleventh. Evening Before Coronation; twelfth  Tbe Coronation.
The numbers were well sustained
and both the soloists and chorus received deserved applause. Mrs.
Byron Henshaw, coming as she did
with a high reputation to sustain,
we.n not only an encore, but new
laurels, and may be sure of a welcome
at any time she returns to the Delta.
Mr. Baker's leadership was only excelled by the solo: 'The Lord My
Shepherd Is," which also was encored.
The rich contralto of Mrs. Godfrey was to some the feast of the
evening, while to others, Mrs. .Hamm's
finP impersonlllcatlon of Saul was the
outstanding feature. Undoubtedly
much of the success was due to Mr.
John Graham,' who sustained so well
the parts of Jesse end Jonathan, his
recitative work with that of Mr. Geo.
Godfrey being marled with a clearness of art'culatlon, which went a
long way In enabling the audience to
grasp the theme.
Mrs. M. B. Davidson, wjjg prer,
yidea at the piano V.oth ln the accompaniments and the harp Interlude,
proved herself an accomplished musician.
The proceeds amounting to $116.50,
after deducting expenses, will be devoted towards the cost of completing"
the building of the local Baptist
The vaudeville and dance given by
the Ladner Athletic Club on Feb. 23,
the report eif which was crowded out
of last week's Issue, was a genuine
The hall was filled to the/ doors and
everyone went home feeling that an-
other success had been added to the
record pi Ladner's local talent.
The "Cointy Postmaster." In which
Miss Katie Plewes played the part
of Sallle, Mr, Werre the postmaster,
Mr. Kilpln the yot-ng actor and Dell
Oliver as Zeb Simmons, was heartily
Howard Bros, presented the laughable sketch "The resurrection of Bill
Jones," and were\ encored several
IMr-. Swan was in tine voice and
rendered his solos In fine manner.
Geo. Kilpln and Bernard Howard
rendered several selections on their
musical Instruments, and E. F. Douglas entertained with a comic mono-
The performance ended with a
three-round b'>xing match, between
Messrs. Hlckard and Dubois, of Vanceiuver. after which the dance was
startednn d lasted until the small
hours of the morning.
F.   J.   MacKenzie   Receives   Splendid
Tribute to Past Efforts���Wili Run
Again as Delta's Candidate
Twei of the well-known young
people eif the district In the persons
of Mr. Jack Pybus and Miss Lily
Cherry were united in matrimony on
Wednesday last in Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster. They were
taken to New Westminster by Mr. A.
Parmltter In his launch, and will return to Ladner after a short honeymoon trip and make their home here.
?npt. Jos. Herllng, of the S.S. New
lltn, after a short absence has rented with his bride, nee Miss E.
���en. of Burnaby, daughter of Mr.
|en, contractor of that place. Mr.
Mrs. Herllng have rented a por-
that B. Syton's house and have
leu up their residence there.
Ir. John Oliver was nominated to
(test .Delta   riding  at   the   Provln-
electlon  by the Liberals in conation at Cloverdale last night,
phoso   who, attended   the   Liberal
Bloating convention at Cloverdale
krsday.   were  Mesrsa. J. Oliver, T.
|Foster, H. A. MacDonald and Dr.
TherP seems to be a bunch of hoodlums at work in the evenings who
are worth watching, and If caught,
making examples of. Some of the
tricks indulged In embrace pulling up
planks on bridges across ditches, putting boulders on '.he sidewalks in
dark corners, and either senseless
tricks, dangerous to life and limb.
One day recently a disc harrow was
left at the wharf for shipment and
when the shippers went next day to
complete arrangements for shipping
It was found that half of the discs
had been removed and had disappeared. They were eventually fished
out of the Fraser river near where the
harrows were' placed, by means of
grappling hooks.
One evening all the lights In the
annex to the Delta Hotel were disconnected and the place yas put In
darkness until a man was secured to
rectify the trouble.
Someone Is gedng to be caught one
of these evenings and there will be
something doing.
CLOVERDALE, B. C March 6���
Mr, Frank J. MacKenzie, who has
represented this riding so worthily
durign the late provincial parliament
was unanimously chosen as the standard bearer of the Conservative party
for Delta at a nominating convention
held  here yesterday afternoon. Nei
other name was placed in nomination. Mr. MacKenzle's name was proposed by Mr. S. Shannon and seconded by Mr. 11. J. Hutcherson, the convention endorsing this nomination
with much enthusiasm.
...-.Noiiuiieiir.-i New Officers.
At the meeting of the Central Conservative Association of Delta held
in the opera house an hour previously,
which was fully repiesifrriative, the
olffcers of the association for the
ensuing year were elected as follows:
Hon. Presidents, Rt. Hon. R. L.
Borden, Hon. Richard McBride.
President, F. J. MacKenie.
Vice President, David Harris,
Secretary Treasurer, W. H. Smith,
ExecuGi^^ Delta���Geo. Dennis,
Delta; H. J. Hutcherson, Ladner.
Surrey���T. Sullivan, Sullivan's Station; R. D. Mackenzie, Cloverdale.
Langley���Stanley Towle, Langley;
Hugh Jones, Aldergrove.
Two petitions came before the
meeting. The first emanated from
Langley and embraced a protest
against the bridge the C. N. P. Ry.
propose erecting across Salmon river
on account of there being no draw to
the bridge, thus in the opinion of the
petitioners militating against development. A considerable amount of settlement was sjiown to be in progress
above where the bridge was to be
erected. The association fully endorsed the petition. The second petition was made general and appealed to the Federal government for tho
removal of hindrances to navigation
especially in the districts of Langley
and Delta, and protection of banks of
foreshore in Delta riding. This petition was also., fully - endorse*-- and
copies were ordered to be sent to Mr.
J. D. Taylor, M.P., at Ottawa. j
The Convention.
The general meeting convened
shortly after 2.30 when in the neighborhood of. 200 delegates were present, '
representing the whole constituency
from Aldergrove to Westham Island.
Mr. F. J. MacKenzle called the meeting to order and asked for the appointment of a chairman and secretary. Mr.' MacKenzie was himself
appointed to the chair and W. H.
Smith was appointed secretary of ths
The first business called for was I
the nomination of representatives to
contest the riding. Mr. S. Shannon of
Cloverdale, Immediately arose and ,
nominated Mr. F. J MacKenzle, and
Mr H, J. Hutcherson, Ladner, seconded the nomination, both gentlemen
making flattering remarks as to Mr.
MacKenzle's ability and devotion to
the interests of the constituency.
Mr. R. E. Kittson of East Delta
put the motion to the convention
which carried unanimously with a I
promptness and energy which spoke
volumes for Mr. MacKenzie's standing with his constituents.
Mr. MacKenzle Accepts.
Mr. Mackenzie on arising expressed
his deep gratification at the honor
conferred upon him. He felt that it
was Indeed an honor to support Premier McBride ln his able administration, and equally an honor to represent the banner riding of British Columbia.
It was also gratifying, as one who
had grown up in the district, to be
nominated by an old school chum, Mr.
Shannon, and to have his nomination
seconded by a man of Mr. Hutcherson's standing in the community.
With regard to his administration
of public affairs, he had got alt he
possibly could, and had tried to divide
the appropriation as equitably as
With regard to affairs In thc local
house, the members were a happy
family, and evetv Item of expenditure
was watched just as carefully as
though there were a large opposition
to criticize.
Aid to Agriculture.
Every branch of development and
industry waa given due consideration.
In agricultural matters, In 1904, tho
expenditure was $42,000. The last
estimates called for fan expenditure of
$282,250 ln the same department. The
sum of $90,000 had been devoted to
exhibition purposes; $30,000 towards
Farmers' Institute work. To aid the
horticulturists thirteen new experimental orchards hod been planted out
and one of the first had been placed
at Aldergrove. Sixty fruit packing
schools had been conducted and the
government was providing a number
of spraying outfits as a means of
giving practical Instruction to or-
chardists. The government now had
thirty-two paid instructors in the
field assisting in agriculture and horticulture.
Four Royal Commissions had been
appointed. One to look Into agricultural affairs, one Into municipal legislation, one Into the "better terms"
question and one Into labor. matter-
There had arisen a difficulty between the timber    and    agricultural
$1.U0 A VKAli.
I    : ���
Superintendent ot Central Mission, of | Iiii.iiigiutic.i   Officers   Arrest   Several
Vancouver, Speaks In Ladner on
Oily  Mission  Work.
'ks With a Turkish Pilot���
Taken io Cloverdale,
R.    Bars
White    H
districts on the question of burning (
and clearing. The act elcallng with
the question would he amended at
the next sessleen of the house, giving
more discretionary powers to fire
Roads   were-   again   a   big   question
and every attention would be given to
the perfection Of trunk roads.
Taxation Reform.
The poll anel peri-nnal taxes were
doomed to be eliminated and the
aggressive educational policy would
be furthered as much as possible. No j
district with the required number of
children would have to appeal twice
for a school.
Prolonged applause greeted Mr.
MacKenzle on the completion of his
comprehensive  address. !
Records of Progress.
Mr. T. Gifford, New- Westminster. I
next expressed his pleasure at being
present and paid high tribute to Mr. j
MacKenzie's energy and ability as the
representative of tho Delta riding. He
briefly reviewed conditions as they
obtained when Premier McBride took
the helm nine years ago as compared
with conditions today. Instead of
having neither money nor credit, 'he
country now had both. In 1906 a|l
that was spent on roads and bridges
was $.50,000. This year the estimates
called for the expenditure of $5,000,-
009 for the same purposes.
Tributes to Mr. MacKenzie.
Mr.A.H.B. Magowan stated that he I
and the previous speaker. Mr. Gif- J
ford, were among the few who were
members of the government in 1903,
and together they had watched the
country grow and develop under Premier McBrlde's able administration.
He applauded the wisdom of the convention ln again nominating Mr. F.
J. MacKenzie as their standard bearer. He had watched his career with
interest and the estimates told the
story of what he had been enabled to
do for his constituents.
His own constituency of Vaneouver did not benefit so largely from
the government funds as the rural
districts, but they felt that all roads
lead to Vaucouver and what benefitted
the outside also aided their city. He
looked forward to splendid results being derived from the proposed railway legislation which called for the
guaranteeing of the bonds for a railway to Fort Oeorge, and from that
point the road would eventually be
continued to the Peace River country.
Some said the grant was being made
too soon���the railway would coma
without it That might be so���but
time was an object, and whatever
would insure the railway within reasonable time and at reasonable expenditure was the best policy for the
province. The Hope mountain and
Kootenay branches were also now a
necessity in order to keep pace with
the development of the country.
Money was now available and duty
demanded that that money should be
expended for development purposes.
A Business-Like Course.
Mr. H. H. Watson, the final
speaker, for half an hour or more
spoke in masterly manner on the government's policy. He congratulated
the people on their choice of a representative, and ln reference to public
matters spoke of the government as .1
big corporation about to embark on a
large project, and calling the sha-v-
holders together to express their
opinions for and against the matter.
The Liberals had condemned tbe
government for only giving thirty
days to the discussion of the question
on hand. Personally he felt that all
Intelligent people would find thirty
days quite long enough to make up
their minds as to the advisability or
otherwise of the measure at Issue.
The government had kept faith
with the people and were carrying
out their promised policy. He compared the McBride railway policy
with Sir Wilfrid Laurler's railway
policy to the detriment of the latter.
As Mr. Magowan had pointed out
time was the essenco of the various
contracts and whatever would tend to
divert trade, which was now going
from the Kootenays to the United
States, to this province���was worthy
of commendation. This, the legislation ln connection with the Kootenays
would assuredly accomplish. The
speaker produced a copy of the Vancouver Sun containing an outline of
the Liberal platform complied by the
combined Intelligence of four defeated Liberal candidates, Messrs. Templeman, Ross, Senkler and Wade
and dealt with it briefly clause by
On motion of W. H, Smith, Lndner,
and D. Harris, Langley. A hearty-
vote of thanks was tendered the visiting speakers which was acknowledged by Mr. Macgowan. The meeting;
then broke up with cheers for the
visitors and for-the candidate elect,
and the singing of God Save the King.
.Mr. Frank ,Willey, evangelist in i W.
charge of the spiritual work at Cen- member of the- staff of customs ofii-
tral Mission, Vancouver, was the guest clals, has been placed for a while at
of I'atsor c.  n. Blunden, for the last   Ladner aa a means of Intercepting a
portion of thi foreigners who are ''""-
week ,,nd. His visi' and ministry' was
nun;] enjoyed by th ise who attended
the various s< rvlces at which he spoke.
i m Sunday morning he occupied the
pulpit of ihe Methodist church.
In the nftern'ioii he addressed the
congregation at Crescent Island and
in the- evening preached at the Baptist Meetif-g House. At the close of
the usual service at this place, Mr.
Wllley addressed a large congregation
on "The Work of the Central Mission."
dwelling  principally   upon
tinually being smuggled into Canada
from the I'liit.-el States. During the
past week .Mr. Barge arrested a aec-
emel hunch of nine Greeks who were
being piloted into the country by a
Turk, who was at one time ,i waiter
in ih,. Blsmark Cafe In Vancouver.
���"��� was onto the ropes and piloted
the bunch over to Poltvi r ���:��� -i - by
���". ans of a launch and nt lit-uring on
the  social j there   being any  immigration  officers
side Of that institution's manifold de-j on the  watch,  undertook  to pilot  his
li.irtmcnts of Christian and philantro-I fri. nl..  to  the  prom.'sed  land  ���   i   the
pie endeavors.    Since the opening of Fraser river,
ibe.  large new  building, nine months,1    i.\ir.   Barge  round&d   up   tbe  bunch
ago.  8,000  meals,  8,000 "shakedowns" j who   were   very   erfstf.illen   over   the
have beer given  to men,  while 2i,000   failure  of  their lfiuns.    At  Steveston
jobs have been secured and 800 dol-   there   was   noj-xfoom   enough   to  ac-
Jars    loaned     witheiu.    interest    and
largely      returned.        The      clothing J they were tak
bureau tvis furnished hundreds of men
and   women  with  clothes, suitable  for
the posi ions found  for them.    Many
n itable   lases of reformation had been
brought   about   through   the   work   di
the institution, which could be proved
by   a   visit   to   the   institution,   while
since the opening, upwards of 30o hid
professed conversion.
Following Is the report for the
month of February:
Highest temperature, Feb.   6th. 55.
Lowest tempe-ra ure-. Fe-h.   29th.  25.
Total rainfall In twelve days. 3 3--I
To the Editor: Having read with
interest the letters of Mr. C. O. Lambert and "Delta" in the last two issues
of youi paper, in regard to the brblge
question, I feel that it Is only fair
that the exact stand taken by the
Delta Board of Trade should be published. .In the first place I should like
to point nut that from the very inception of the Idea of better transportation with the growing centres of
population on the lower mainland the
majority of the members of the Board
considered that more would he gained
by as direct communication with Vancouver i.' possible on account of tbe
fact   that   at   the   present    time    this
children     look    forward   to   the   tyrio
ye^nt  Is  the .large-it  voiie'umitr of  ni_�� "H-l""ll 111^'Sn-MBRH  wlfi  have  losl  the
produce of the Delta (with the exception of the oat crop, o* which the
larger part goes to Victoria) and that
owing to the Increased price of farming lands the time had arrived when
the growing of oats and hay alone
could not be looked upon as a paying
investment and that in consequence
dairying and market gardening would
shortly become the feature of the
produce to be marketed and these require a regular and quick service to
handle, to secure the best prices, and
to obviate tha risk of damage by the
elements, being a perishable nature;
thus the need of direct communication
with the centre of consumption and
distribution, but. while taking this
stand, no objection was raised to the
connecting up of the Delta with the
city of New Westminster, in fact you
will iflnd that some if the more substantial members of the board, men
whose names appear on the assessment
roll to some tune, have Invariably advocated a belt line for the Lower
Fraser Valley and have brought thi-
view of the matter to the notice of
the B.C.E. Hallway Company anil
other transportation companies, and
It Is entirely up to these bodies as
to whether they start their systems
from the present Chilliwack line, come
down the centre of the flats, e>r byway eif the River Road and Crescent
Island, or via Lulu Island and bridge
to som^ point In the vicinity of I.ai-
ner (no* necessarily at Ladner. al-
theiugh that would be the most direct
point freim Vancouver and more central than the other lines for both
Westham Island and Oull'sldt.
So much for the staml taken by the
majority of the Board; others have
advanced other routes as might be
supposed, but the larger number have
held to thf' above as being the greatest good  to  the greutest  number
The other subject I w-eiulel like to
touch nn is in regard to the personnel of the Board of Trade. Our
friend ".Delta" say.s that meist of the
membes are not producers ami that
their names do not loom up very
large on the assessment roll. In
unswer to this I would llk<, tei put
niie question "Delta"���Has he scanned
the list of members of the Delta
Board of Trade very lately or In fact
during the last twelve months? If
he has not, I would like to draw his
attention io the fact that there are
a number and possibly a majeirlty who
could show up as well In this respect
as any ln tho district, not even excepting "Delta" himself.
There are various other matters
that might be gene Into at some length
in these letters, but we fear to take
too much of your valuable space, Mr
Editor, but before we cleise might we
suggest that the Board of Trade Is
open to membership to all and sundry
eif the Inhabitants of the Delta (not
Ladner only) and lt Is the greatest
wish of nil who have stoeid by this
organization that we beceime more and
more representative of all branches
of the burlnesg of the district, anel
that such membership will turn out
regularly to air their views as to the
best Interests of their district at the
monthly meetings. May I also dciw
the attention of your readers to the
fact that the annual meeting of the
Board will be held In the Mc.N'eely
Hall, l.adner, on Monday. March 11th
commodate them in  th.. lock-up, and
n on to New We-stmin-
ter. There, similar conditions obtained, and there was im room to accommodate them.      The. immigration
Ptici r therefore took them over tei
Cloverdale where there, were temporarily house and eventually sentenced
according to the evidence against
In l-ielner the immigration department Is very much alive and a large
number   of   people   whom   the   officer
hinced to spot have bi .-n Inoffensively asked to explain whether they were
local men or not.
A curious condition has been found
to exist in the local Chinatown. ThP
Chinese boys and girls who are attending the Ladner public schools.
while they are progressing wonderfully
in their English studies, are forgetting
their Chinese. As a result a Chinese
teacher has been secured and the poof
kiddies are compelled to take Chinese
essons at night.    The parents of the
art of conversing with them at all,
as they themselves are slow ir. catching up the English.
, The Maple Leaf Lacrosse Club of
Wi;-:nam Island have sent out invitations for a ball which will he held
in th,. Currle McWIIIIams Cannery on
Tuesday evening of next week. The-
Franklin orchestra, of Vancouver, has
been engaged and special trips will
be run from Ladner by the S".S. Xew
Delta for the e-on-'enience ot gm-st?.
The Westham Island beiys have a reputation for putting up a first-class
artle-le in dances as we-II as in lae-rosse,
and it is expected that the coming
event will be well up to the usual
To the Eelitor: .As one of the- ratepayers of this parCcular distrie-t, and
as One "ho has to travel over the
roads to anil from the town, I wish
to raise my voice in protest on the
manner in which the work of road
building Is being carried on. We are
all, of o .urse, glad to lee crushed
brought mtei use, but at the same
time we are desirous eif seeing that
roek used to the best advantage', and
any uie who knoivs anything at all
of the subject will certainly know that
the process In course nf consummation
at the present time Is a waste of money
and also a waste of time to nil who
an ndsmned   to   travel   mer   the
Rock is belnr loosely laid nur A
hard surf:  an I as a result it Banned possibly set, hus automobiles and
rubber-tired buggies are being ruined.
More- than that, It Is Impossible for
the lake of horseflesh to travel over
the patohed roads at a pace faster
than a walk, and it is doubtful If
the conlltions will be remedied for
months to come-.
What Is necessary Is that the hard
-*11r'* i ��� ���<��� eif the roads should be broken
before the rock is spread, In order
that It .night be properly set. in order
that a solid and smeieith surface may
eventually procured,
There is an undoubti d need for road
Imprievtment and all ane glad to see
the council providing the material for
that particular work, at the same- lime
we. ar,. equally intererteel In getting
value for the *ne>ncy expended and
cannot but deplore the practice of
wasting good mate-rial by the Improper
u.**e thereof. To this end the foremen
re-quire that pr iper facilities he provided them for the purpose- of loosen-
On? roads, distributing the rick and
eventually roiling it in.
thnt .ill present members will be- there
and all those who have the- weirare
of the district at heart wii' put In
thei- appni ii Ion for membership.
Last'y. .-.n.d In concilia!in. Mr, Keiitor,
might I suggest that since this Is
a matter of great Imiort-inc- to the
dlstrlet that a!1 e- irre-sp iciVne-e- on tbe
maiter be over i signature and not
a "N-im dc P un��e."
E. T. CAI.V'T,
in   the   afternoon,   when   It   Is  heiped   Vice -President. I elta Board ("f Trade. THE DELTA TIMES
Items of Interest from the Cannery
Town���Notes of Camble���
Social   Club.
���.-TEVESToW March 4.���Another
succeesful function, held last week,
Was the leap year bull, in the Orange
Hall, given by the lady Orange society, About tifty couples were present. Reynold's pioneer orchestra
liile-d the musical part of the pro-
gtr-amrne .successfully. Muoh credit is
flue to the comimittee and Mrs. Qll-
niour as master of ceremonies, for
the efficient maimer in which they
tarried out their duties. A feature ol
the evening was the- drawing for a
Cushion made by Mrs. Gllmour, which
realized the sum of thirty-nine dollars. 'Plie luoky ticket was held toy
Mr. L. London. Dancing was Indulg-
in until three a.m. All appreciate I
��� ������ie ui tiie pleasantest evenings theo
have had  for some  time.
Mrs J. J. Wilson Invited a few of
her Lulu Island friends to meel Mrs.
I1>_..| lie Long -lid sister l.U.>. Var-
l��w i of Calgary, em Tuesday afternoon
A new partner his been added to
tin. Sockeye .hotel, in the person ot
Mr. Joe Barnes, lie will act as manager in the place or Mr. Scott McDonald, w.ho is going In the cannery
tine  season.
Contractor Bowan has about completed Mr. TiilnaU's house, whieh will
ifoon be ready for occupation.
Mr. 11. Crass is the next prospective
builder on Uu- promising subdivision.
Mr. Frank ".Yatts has accepted a
position as foreman at thr- i.'issiar
Cannery, Skeena River, ami will leave
tor his- new posltl a on the Huh inst.
His former position at the llolgson
.-store will be filled by Mr VV. Moss,
'juite a num'ber or the Cannery cm-
Jplayees will leave tor their various
I*--.,.tions this week.
Mr. Sam Parker and Mr. N. McKenzie sails on the S.S. Venture, on
Thursday, for the Bella Coola Cannery. Mr. Saint, lihe manager, leaves
later. Mr. Scott, McDonald's manager at Pender harbor, also leaves
Thursday, accompanied by Messrs. B.
Needes, W. Windsor, E, U. Morgan
and   several   others.
tumble "Votes.
Mr.   R.   McDonald's   new   house   at
Camble  is nearly coinvpleted.  and  will
be a credit to that vicinity.
Mr. C. J. Streatch, who lately arrived from the prairies, has leased
the McLaughlin's farm for one year.
Road Overseer Hardy is bu.sy getting No, Twenty Road macadamized,
which will be ready for the roller
In a few- days. Water Superintendent
C. Lockbairt reports a busy month,
putting in new mains and connections
In various parts of the municipality.
Mr. Snowden, of South Vancouver,
has moved Into his new house at
The contractor has commenced to
dig the ditch along the south side
or the O'dlum Road.
Social Club "Votes.
At the meeting a .fortnight a��o of
the cluiti, the following resolutions
were carried: "That the club rooms
and gym. be reserved every Wednesday afternoon for ladies only." And
also "That the ladles be Invited on
Wednesday evenings, which is general
practice night." The executive committee of the club cordially Invite all
the ladles of the municipality to take
advantage of the hall, which Is now
placed at their disposal on the day
Basketball is In full swing now, and
the boys say "it's fine."
*     Wo expect   our  instructor  from  the
V.A.C.   will   take   up  his  duties  this
veek, then things will be "humming."
STEVESTON,  B.  C,  March   I.���The
3.   (.'.   Electric     reports     business ln-
I creasing,     both     in     passenger     and
freight, the month of February being
a very prosperous one.    Two carloads
of household effects arrived bu-t   \'-ek.
Two   cars     of   potatoes   wore   sh p>ped
from the Alexander farm and several
cars erf lumber were received,
Mr. WOOdhOUSe is vis.tin;* Mrs. .la.s.
Blair of Woodwards for a few days.
The Steve's subdivision placed on
the market recently has been selling
(tepidly. Among the purchasers are:
W. Tufnail. four bus; T. York, two
lots; R. Craft, '-hree lots; Miss M.
Tufnail, three lots; S. Cory, two lots;
W. a. Bowan, two lots.
Tin- police department was kepi
luisy last wee-k Some- ein-e-ks have
trleel tei enter Canada by evading th"
immigration authorities. They ban
made- their way by Point lteibe-rl- and
Ladner,  to Bteweston by boat,  where
the-y   were   eorra lle-d   by   Chief   N lie
and Customs Officer Mile-bison. They
were tried before Magistrate l-'ali-ncr
and then deported to New Westminster,     Chief  Net-do  1�� keeping a close
lookout for several  others
Mr, Percy Burrows of Westminster,
���wh.i purchased the Erskine farm,
near Woodwards, and has had It surveyed. It Is now ready for subdivision.
Mr. W. E. London is erecting a
Ursre stable on his property prior to
building a barn in Che future.
Mrs. Paul PiflMer, who underwent
an operation for appendicitis, l_ now
nut from St. Paul's hospital and is
well on to recovery.
Mrs. Rublno-witz. or Vancouver,
was a vislteir to Stcvestein last week,
in connection w-i��h the ste>re business
here. She finds the store much improved after stocktaking.
Mr. Stewarts fine residence at Lulu
is progressing and will be quite a
���cre-dlt to that vicinity.
There is a rumor that the name of
Lulu station, on the B. C. E. R. will
be changed to Riverside, to suve Hhe
confusion with Lulu Island.
Mr. B. V. Peat at Lulu station is
improving his property with additional buildings and a nice coat of
Mr.   Peat, Sr.,   and  Mr.   Brown   are
Shihhs Gun
Many Resolutions Passed by Opposition  Meeting���Half-Hearted Ex.
presslon of Resolve to Fight.
1 Local option, woman suffrage, free
school books, public ownership of tele-
phonos in particular and the principle
of public ownership of other utilities
i in general, radical ideas on laws governing labor and taxation and a transportation plank advocating the immediate costruction of a railway to Peace
River, the co-operation of the Dominion government in securing all-rail
connection between the railway systems or Vancouver Island and the railway system ot* the Mainland, and the
husbanding or the provincial credit to
assist lines that will open new territory���such is the summary of the platform ot the Liberals as completed at
their convention in OJBrien's Hall last
Other reatures in the transportation
plank than those referred to are: That
provincial credit and resources he not
wasted in    the    paralleling    existing
lines;  no land subventions to railways
beyond  what is  necessary  tor railway
purposes;   the  abolition  of  the system
of giving away Crown land for town-
' sites tree or taxation  and  under rail-
, way control; aid to railways not to 6X-
i r-ed   what   is reasonably  necessary  to
secure construction; prevention ot over
capitalization of railways: the province
to co-operate with  the Dominion government In giving aid to railways and
highways   in   British     Columbia;     all
franchises tor the construction, opera-
| tion and ownership or leasing ot government-aided railways to be open for
public competition;  freight, passenger
and express rates and telegraph tolls to
be  under the jurisdiction  of the Dominion  Railway  Commlslon;     with  a
view  to meeting the demands ror the
transportation oLgrain Trom Saskatch-
i ewan and Alberta the immediate con-
'. structlon  ot government-owned    rall-
j ways;   that  the   people should  control
! the railwa; ?, and not the railways the
A resolution was passed stating
"that this convention emphatically
condemns the McBride government's
conduct for its connivance at the
evasions of the land laws by persons,
syndicates and corporations who have
been allowed to obtain millions [>r
acres of the choicest accessible *"-ob-
lic lands, which they held from use
to the detriment of the province rvs i
Officers were elected aa follows
Hon. president, Sir Wilfrid Laurier-
president, H. C. Brewster; first Nice-
president, Dr. W. T. Kergin t. Prince
Rupert); second vice-presiilen; F. .1.
Deane tCranbrook); treasur-r. A. M.
Pound (Vancouver); recording secretary, Charles Campbell; cva-inne
committee���Vaneouver, G-org.. I-'.
McCrossan, Ralph Smith; Victoria, A.
B. Eraser, George Bell; uo countrv
M. A. McDonald, James Murpl.j" New
Westminster, Capt. Ramsay. J. W.
Weart; Nanaimo, Harry Sheppard H.
McPhee; Comox-Atlln, Duncan Boss,
G. R. Naden; Yale-Cariboo, A. D. Mclntyre, Dr. K. N. McDonald; Kootenay, J. A. Buchan, W. Rutherford.
As it was decided to increase the representatives of the different Dominion constituencies by two officers
each on the executive committee, the
following were chosen: Vancouver, L.
D. Taylor, P. R McD. Russell; Victoria, H. H. Shandley, Dr. Ernest
Hall; Nanaimo, Fred Wagslafi, E. J.
Thomas; New Westminster, R. W.
Dick, Robert Jardlne.
The warmest discussion of the afternoon raged around the question of
local option. It started with the following resolution sent in by the platform committee: "The liquor traffic
of B, C. 13 at present under the absolute control of the provincial government and Is used as a political
machine. We insist upon the complete removal of the liquor question
from party polities. The control of
the liquor traffic should be vested ln
municipalities or locally elected
boanls In unorganized territories. We
i.ivi.i- ,i local optiein taw, and for the
protection of the- public we insist upon
a careful Inspection of all the liquor
offered for sale."
Dr. Ernest Hall considered this the
most important plank ln the platform.
They wanted not onTy to conserve
their forests and mines, but also
their men, and if they expected to
nourish they must adopt thee  Lloyd
George- policy of absorbing Into the
Liberal party all that was best ln the
Radical or Socialist party."
Mr. John Oliver said that the party
would stand to lose rather than tei
gain politically by adopting the local
option plank, but he woulel stolid by
It In spite of that because he believed
it  to  be right.
The plunk was adopted by a largo
The next resolution passed was:
"We emphatically ileelnre our ael-
herence to the principle of public
ownership of public utilities, and advocate a limitation of franchises to
corporations, renewing the same If
in the public Interest or purchasing
on equitable terms. We favor government ownership of telephones. We
condemn the policy of tho government in arrogating ever increasing
powers to the lieutenant governor in
council, and to ministers In their departments. Such a policy Is absolutely at variance with the principles nf
representative government. We condemn the action of the government
for reversing the basic principle of
British law. which has always required that a man must be assumed
to  be  Innocent  until  he  is  proved  to
be guilty. The reversion of the principle in the Forestry and Automobile
Acts is absolutely unwarranted and
"The present government's policy
of preventing a revision of the voters'
lists and the proper redistribution of
constituencies by precipitating tho
present elections is a complete subversion of all the principles of representative government. We insist upon a new voters' list for every general
election. We favor personal registration, immediate redistribution and
woman  suffrage."
"Increase of local control in municipal matters. Election of License anil
Police Commissioners by popular vote.
The Liberal party denounces the
continued suppression of the public ac-
cmr.its, and demands the organization
of an Auditor-General's Department
independent of the Government."
A further resolution on the same
subject, moved by Mr. J. E. Norcross
and seconded by Mr. (_. D, Taylor, was:
"That whereas the Public Accounts
Committee has met only once during
the term or office of Premier McBride:
"And whereas, in the abseoice of un
Independent provincial auditing board,
the presentation of the public accounts
to the oommlktee is the >oh' guarantee
that the public has that the funds
voted for the public service are properly applied:
"Be ll resolved that this convention
unanimously condemns the deliberate
suppression of the Public Accounts
Committee- by lhe government and the
deprivation or (he people of British
Columbia, or one of the principal guarantees provided under tbe British constitution.
"And be it further resolved that we
demand a Roya. Commission to examine the public accounts since 1903
It was moved by Mr. Cruickshank
(Chilliwack) and seconded by Mr. G.
A. Dick (Mission):
"Resolved that this convention place
on record in the strongest possible
manner its reprobation of the spirit
displayed by the McBride-Bowser gov-
emment throughout the late session,
and in the grossly,unfair arrangements
for the present election, with the fixed determination apparently to make
its already much too strong rule absolute anil crush out by the gross
abuse of brute majority force the last
vestige of independent opposition in
this province."
The following was moved by Mr. A.
D. Mclntyre and seconded by Mr. J.
M. Harper, both of Kamloops:
"Resolved  that the BcBride-Bowser
government,    In rushing    prorogation
j and    dissolution   of   the   Legislature
I within   a   few   days  after   introducing
I extraordinary and unprecedented esti-
I mates of expenditure, and an import-
' ant railway policy involving the addition of many  millions to  the liahllles
I of the province, thus railroading this
vast financial legislation  through, the
| l.e���i*lature, praeiically wlthuut an op-
portunity for consideration and discussion,  has disregarded ordinary constitutional usage and safeguards, and has
|givon rise to the gravest suspicion as
to the good faith of the administration
and forfeited  the confidence    of    the
Mr. Mclntyre, In speaking to his resolution, said that while he was In
favor of railway construction and competition he was not ln favor of the
methods of the MoBride government.
For that reason he considered that the
Liberal party should contest the coming election and so place their views
before the people and give them the
opportunity to choose.
The resolution was carried.
A Mere Chad
Copyright by American Press Association, 1911.
Visiting their .son anel nephew at Lulu
station  for a  few weeks.
Notices Hte��*-Hton.
Steveston people are pleased to notice that the Point Grey Gazette in Its
recent Issue gave some attention to
Steveston, repeating at liberal length
the news earlier reported in the British "Columbian. Steveston should be
kept before the public, the news ls
here to Interest the public, the Gazette
editor sees It and does well to repeat
it. But should it not be profitable for
the Gasette to keep Steveston a* much
to the front as towns on the North
CLOVERDALE, B.C., March 6 ���
Work on railway lines has been active in this locality during the past
couple of weeks, the Great Northern
and-B. C. Electric Railways both having ballast trains at Work on their
lines in this vicinity, while the Creat
."Northern have also had a bridge gang
at work, in addition to a gang clearing
out and slashing the right-of-way
along their old  line.
Basketball is in fu] 1 swing and the
local team have had several matches
i\ Ith Miiner, winning three out of four
to date.
The Liberals of Delia Riding will
hold a convention In the Opera House
.lere on Thursday, March 7th, at 2
i.m. for the purpose of nominating a
candidate to contest the coming election.
Dr. Sinclair, who has got settled In
his new location back of the Bank of
Montreeal, has been joined by his
mother who will reside here with him.
The R. C. Telephone Company, Ltd.,
have reduced their long distance tolls
between Cloverdale and New Westminster from 25 cents to 15 cents. This
action on the part of the company
meets with the hearty approval of the
residents here, and It Is hoped that It
will not hp long before reductions are
made to other points as well.
Mr. George Freeman, who has purchased the hotel here from Mr. Conner, Is getting things In good running
shape and promises his patrons good
Mr. A. F. MeCrlmmon left a few
days ago for a three months' holiday
In California.
R.   Bayne. Toronto.
Fox,   Vaneouver.
R.   Barge.  White  Rock.
II.  Weaver, Vancouver.
C,   Harker,   New   Westminster.
E.    Bran-ton,   Vancouver.
,   Sutherland,  Winnipeg.
Henley,  Vaneouver.
Shellenburger, New Westminster.
8.  Young, Ite-d Deer.
Barber, Chewussln.
Lamb, Vernon.
Taylor,  Vancouver.
H.   Doble, Victoria.
Phillips. New Westminster.
R.  Barge, White Rock.
MnEwen,  Vancouver.
H.   Richardson,     New  Westmin-
V.   Clarence,   New   Yeirk.
Thorburn,  Vancouver.
Bligh, Vancouver.
Randeilph,   New   Westminster.
"Pa," snld Mrs. Tuttle one day, "I've
been thinking about Dolly a good deal
lately.   I'm worried about her."
��� What's the matter with her'.'"
"Why, she's kind of going downhill.
Sue's lost flesh lately ami doesn't eat
enough to keep a bird alive."
"It may be that she's got to an ag*-
Where she needs more society."
"She lias plenty of girl frioikU."
"Quite likely she'd like to see something of .young men."
"What! Rarely sixteen ami wants to
meet young men! What are you think
Ing of, iim V"
''My mot her was married nt seven
"That was a long while ago. Girls
j don't think about the young men now
before they're twenty anil don't marry
much before they're twenty-four or
uveuty-llve. Those who go lo college
don't graduate before twenty! wo. Be-
eidos, Dull is young fur her age. I've
been ln hopes thnt my old friend Deb
orah Simmons' son Charlie and Doll
might make a match, but she doesn't
seem to take to him."
"What makes you think so?"
"Why. he came here the other day
with a message from his mother. I
sent Doll down to see him. and. going
down myself later, I saw them Sitting
iu the parlor bolt upright and so far
aiifli't that 1 wondered how they could
hear each other. Doll looked as tins
tered as a llsh Just out of water."
"Can't you get her used to him?"
"I'm going to try. I'll invilj him to
dinner, and nfter we are finished v,e
can leave them alone together."
A fews days later Charlie Simmon--
sat opposite Dolly Tuttle at table, her
father and mother being at opposite
snds. The young man endeavored to
keep up n conversation, but Dolly
munched in silence. Indeed, the din
ner was by no means a success, After
dinner Mr. Tuttle said he would smoke
u the library, and Mrs. Tuttle thought
she would keep him company with lie-r
"Did you ever see any one so stiff in
presence of a young man?" said the
wife.   "She didn't dare look nt him."
"He had n hard time of lt, I'll ml
mlt." replied the husband. "When 1
was a boy. If a girl was as uppish as
that I would have dropped her like a
cold potato. I'm afraid my little girl
will be one of the old maid kind. Slu-'s
not responsive."
"Whnt'l! I do with her?"
"There's one thlug you might try.
There's nothing like eontrnrlness to
produce results. If yon were to tell
lier that on no account must she fall
In love with Charlie she plight do it.
Forbidden fruit Is very attractive."
"Why, Doll is such a child she
wouldn't know what I meant by falling ln love. Besides, I don't Intend
that she shall marry before she's at
least twenty. What I'm doing this for
Is to draw her out of herself rtnd get
her to take more interest In things."
At this point Charlie came into the
room and said he must go. His moth
er was alone at home nnd would feel
uneasy about him. She always worried when he was out after dark. He
Bald he had enjoyed the evening very
much, but If there had been any Joy
his hosts had seen no evidence of ll.
"He hasn't stayed twenty minutes
after dinner," said Mrs. Tuttle.
"We e-aii't blame him," replied her
husband. "I think you'd better try
something else on Doll. She evidently
don't take to the young man's plan."
But Mrs. Tuttle was not inclined to
giVe the mutter up so easily. It may
have been that her own contrariness
had something to do with il. At nny
.'lite, she concluded to discover what
opposition would do with Dollie. She
i ailed her Into her bedroom one morn
Ing and told her that on no a "count
should Hhe fall In love with Charlie
Simmons since there were Insurmountable obstacles to their marriage.
Dollie opened her eyes very wide
kept them fixed ou her mother for n
few moments, then turned and walked
mt of the room without a word.
"I do believe," said Mrs. Tuttle in
Speaking of the scene to her hnsbimil,
"that the child didn't understand
whut I wns talking about."
It looked after this as If Mrs. Tuttle
hnd taken exactly the wrong course
to bring the two young people togetb
er. Charlie did not come near them,
and Dollie never spoke of him. She
seemed to be going downhill faster
than before. She was pale and thin
nnd seemed to be In n constant scute
at dread. Her purents begged her to
permit them to send for u physician
to discover if there wns any Inherent
weakness In her. but she would not
Dollie usually kept her room late in
the morning. One morning Just be
fore Mr. Tuttle went to business Mrs
Tuttle called to him lo come upstairs.
He found her In their daurhter's room,
which was empty. Mrs. Tuttle held a
bit of paper In hor hand, and a benign smile was on her face.
"Read that." she said, handing the
note to her husband.
The missive had tieeii placed on the
pirl's bureau snd Informed her parents thst she hnd goie arvay with
Charlie Simmons; to whom sbe bad
been married for several months.
After having so long deceived her father nnd mother she could not face
���hem with this eonfe-sion, but she
hoped they- would forgive her.
Mr. Tuttle returned his wife's smile,
and the young couple were directed
to return immediately.
The Great Goethe Was Fond of This
Of the bread and butter that Charlotte, the beloved of Goethe, was wont
to prepure for his delight, we hove
so often heard that It ls quite a relief
to know that there were times when
she turned tier hand to concocting puddings and pies. The following is the
recipe of a pudding which she made
to perfection on Sundays and high
days, and to which Goethe himself.
who reveled in It, gave Its name.
The Charlotte Pudcjing.���Take a tea-
cupful of sifted Hour to three cupfuls
of nearly but not tiulte boiling cream,
the yolks of six eggs. Ave tablespoou-
fuis of gruted chocolate, eight table-
spoonfuls of powdered candy sugar,
half a pound of blanched chopped al-
moiids. a quartet' of a pound of chopped citron peel, oue pound of crushed
macaroons, and three-quarters of a
pound of chopped (preaervedi cherries
Heat the egg yolks, add the hot
cream, stir In the Hour and boil _ve
minutes, stirring all the time.
To half tlils'tnixture add the pounded
almonds, citron, sugar candy, and
flavor with vanilla.
Chop the fruit nnd add to the remaining custard And stir. The whole
Is then gently laid between four layers
of puff paste and baked
The sauce, which is delicate and
went hy of the pudding, you make with
two cupfUlS of powdered sugar, three
well beaten I'Kgs. one cupful of butter,
and one winoglnssfnl of sherry or
This Is whipped for half nn hour,
then scaldi'd over hot water, but must
not be allowed to boil.
How to Measure It* Weight In Various Household Articles.
Housekeepers are often confused by
tbe mingling of weights and meusures
lu a recipe, therefore an accurate
schedule is a good thing to have
around. Tbe following quantity of the*
most generally used articles will be-
found correct:
An ounce of granulated sugar equals
two level tahlespoonfuls.
An ounce of dour, four level table-
An ounce of butter, two level tea-
An ounce of ground coffee, five level
An ounce of cornstarch, three level
An ounce of thyme, eight level tahlespoonfuls.
An ounce of grated chocolate, three
level tahlespoonfuls,
An ounce of pepper, four level table-
An ounce of salt, two level table-
An ounce of mustard, four level tahlespoonfuls.
An ounce ot cloves, four level table-
An ounce of cinnamon, four and a
half level tahleapooufuls.
An ounce of tnace, four level table-
An ounce of curry.' four level table-
An ounce of chopped suet, a fourtb
of u cupful.
An ounce of olive oil. two table-
The Sunflower Garter.
Have you seen the new bedroom
slippers wilh sunflower garters to
match? The illustration gives a good
idea.of this fetching novelty. To lie
correct ns to coloring the sunflower
gnrter should be made of yellow sntln
ribbon with a touch of browu ln the
center to simulate the seeds of tbls
kitchen garden flower. But there sre
so many variations from type In the
fashion world that any color may be
Tbe slippers are nothing more than
�� length of wide ribbon gathered about
fleecy soles and drawn up wltb elastic at tbe top.
Scutti,., Ideation.
SEATTLE, March 7���"Seattle was
not ready for the single tax. Our
campaign of education was to* shun
and other more spectacular Issues absorbed  the people's attention."
This was the explanation given by
Councilman O, T. Erlckson today, foi
the defeat ot" the single tax measure
at the election Tuesday, JQ-iok.on
who was elected by the biggest vote
over polled in Seattle, was the CaMlor
of th single tax amendment, liuur,;.
P. Cotterill, who was elo-ted mayor
uver 11. C. (Jill. In a most dOBperiu.
contest, is a single taxer, but the People who showed their conCHcnoe In
these two men turned d.'.sn their
theory of the single tax on land.
A strenuous fight was made agnihst
the single tax by the big land cisne-i-.
especially those In the business sec
tion. They thought the t'l-'-r.v bad
made greater headway tha,, il reirll;
had and they littered the Qlty with
printed arguments agai,'s* it.
On the either side, the sIiik'c taxera
were- equally aa active, o,-_t. though
they didn't spend so much mon./, an 1
tho returns showing the sitig.e la <
ineaure overwhelmingly lost came B
a keen disappointment.
Erlckson says the fight to give th
���Ingle   lax a  tryout will  go  on but   It
is not believed  it will be brought up
again  for at least two years.
Irregular  I'ayroll.
SPOKANE,  M.ireh  "���General  en
polyees   of   the   Northern   Pacific   li
the   local  freight   Office  will  leave tie
service. >>t* the- company in ii Tew days
following  the  disclosures  of   irtfegu
laritie-s in the payroll at the office. I
ls said that the National Surety Com
pany  Which  bonded the  men  will  be
asked  io  reimburse   the  railroad   li
the sum ot fSOOO, the amount of the
shortage.    The  men  Involved  will  be
asked to reimburse the bunding con
corn   in   turn.       Tho  employees  it   Is
charged, "padded" the payrolls.
Is College President.
SEATTLE, March 7���Rev. Dr. Jos
L. Garvin, pastor of the First Chri-
tlan church of Seattle has been eleel
ed president of the William Woods
college at Fulton, Mo. Dr. Gun..
is one of the best known ministers In
the northwest.
Fire at Toppenish.
TOPPENISH,   March   7���Furnitur.
stores of C. Wr. Hall and Leonard Ta
bott   were   completely     destroyed   b
fire last night.   The loss is about $65.-
Seattle Market,
SEATTLE,  Mar.   7���Butter:  Washington   creamery   firsts   35c   to   36,
eastern fresh  25c to  30c;  do Btora-
2iic tu 32c.    Eggs: Local ranch 21c t
25c.    Onions: Walla Walla $2 to 12 .
per   sack.     Potatoes   $30   to   $31   p-���
ton.    Oats:    Eastern Washington  |
to $35; Puget Sound $30 to $31.
l-aiKini-i-r*- In Field.
WHITE  BLUFFS.  March  7.���I.n.*
feire'eR of civil engineers have been em
ployed  for  the  last  tevr  days rushin-
through  thP  grades  for  the  propose
dam across the Columbia river at tl
foot of Priest rapids. The work Is bi
ing done under the direction of the engineering department of the    i**!. it
Power ���& Light Company, which owl
the  power rights  on  the   rapids  an
operates a hydroelectric plant at th--
Perverted Taste.
WALLA   WALLA,   March   7.���Owners of dogs  have got to quit    lettli I
them   run   around   when   the  fire  ei
gine  Is euit. There  is  no law,  but  t
city has Issued  the warning as a p'-
caution   to   the   owners,     for  sever
animals have tried  to  bite  the Whei
nl'   the   automobile   engine,   and     hi
Immediately  disappeared    from    I
llelel   eif action.
Make  Power Contract.
HKI-LIN't'llAM.       March      7.      '
nouncement   ls  made   today   that   I
i.,K cement plant of the Olympic Poi
land Cement Company will be ppei
eel with electrical power to be- .united   by  tb,.   Whatcom  County   Lail-.e
eV Light Company, A contract has be
entered Into between the- two com
lei  under  which the power compai
is  to supply  .fiOO  horsepower (It'll"
the cement plant. Of this amount J"
horsepower win be'used in driving i
plant  now   ii ruler  course eif constr i
tion   west   eif   the   eit.V.   and    f>00   hOI
power Will  be used In driving tb.
rook crushing machines at the t
ries at   Kemlall,   where  a   part  Of  I
raw material for thc cement making
in   be  secured.     The   power   Is  to
supplied iiiii-ing the latter pari of i
Kohii   uml   Out.
HKLhiMriiAM,    March
1 < - - s  than  a  year of  business  the
ducers' Company,    which has    b
transacting a business in    this
along co^OPWatlve lines, Is now  al
ready to close up its attain ami
tire, according to statements nin.i
directors.     A   meeting  of   the    stn
holders   of   the   eeimpany   hail
hi'ld  anil an  e ITort  made  to riii.-e-
value- ol the shares so that the ne
be-rs   would   hav,.   to      put      in      Itl   ���
money.    This  movement   railed,
Stockholders     refusing       to        "'
through" with any more funds.    A    '
result the directors are today pni ���"
Ing to close up the business.
The Servant'* Review.
Vienna domestic servants bsve a
weekly paper, managed by themselves,
which they call tbe Servant's Review
All Ui treated and oppressed Servants
sre invited to pour their woes Into tbe
ears of tbe editor, who offers tbem tbe
consolation of printing tbe names and
addressee of hard hearted masters and
mistresses. Subscribers to tb* Journal
are allowed to advertise for situations
free of charge, and notices of footmen's balls and concerts for maids of
all w��jk are features of ths publics-
Special week day servioes at.
held   throughout   ljent   ln   AM   Si..-
church,   Lidner,   on   Wednesda>   '   '
ning, at 7.30 p. in., and Friday   i"  '
noon at 4 p.m.    The services con
of   Litany   and   address,   and   d��
e-xce ed 30 minutes In length.
Mr. W. H. Smith has received
appointment   e>r  returning   eif.tlcer  '"r
Delta   In   cemnectlem   with   the   f"r':
coming provincial election.    Mr* i*1'  '
has had a food many years experh""
ln  election  matters and  Is well on I
the   ropes,   and   will   doubtless   m k 1
good   on   the   task   which   lies   befe'f
SMfotYs Gun
*>. 0. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON, Prop.	
LADNER,  -   -   B.C.
All Modern Conveniences, Newly Furnished.   Well Heated,   Sample Room
American and European Plan
First Class Cui_ine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors & Cigars
Rates Reasonable
McNeely Concert and Dsnce Hall
Nut   and   Lump  Coal  for  Sale
Church notices"
Holy Commun'ou. first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second and fourtn
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m*, Kvenlng
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Friday evening,
Ulany   at  8.30.       Rev.   C.   C.   Hoyle,
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday,
November 14, 190S: Parochial mass
at 10:3�� a.m.; Sunday school, 2 p.m.; i
evening devotion, t p.m.; low maaa
<S_e followiag Monday, I a.m. F.
Klentz, D.L, parish priest.
Method let.
Services neat Ijord's Day at 11 a.m
and 7:30 p.m.; class meeting, eftei
'.he morning service every Sunday;
Sabbath school at 2:30 p.m. every
Sunday; prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:30. Rev. J. H.
Wright, pastor.
St. Andrew's Preebytertan.
Service* next Lord's Day at 11 an.
a:-o 7.30 p.m.; week night services on
Thursday evening at 7.30 o'clock. Rev
J.   J.   Hastie,  minister.
Sabbath services.���Crescent Island,
I p.m.; Sundayachool, 2 p.m.. Lad-
Bar, 7:80 p.m.; Sunday school at 11
a.m.; prayer meeting on Wednesday
at 7:10 p.m. Rev. C. R. Blunden,
Wear Invicbis Shoes
One of the Best Fitting
Best Wearing, Best Looking Shoes on the Market.
All   Sizes   and   Shapes
Boots Shoes Rubbers
Custom Work a Specialty
j Furniture  and  Effec'g
Dining room table and chairs, rock-
, lug, .Morris and easy chairs, sofa, floor
carpet.-;, -stair c irpets. rugs, linoleums,
| plush parlor suite, piano (Newcombe),
pictures, curtai.is, poles and lixtures.
clock, house plants, small tables, bed-
j steads, hedroom set, bathtub, springs
and mattresses, bureaus, door and
Window sereens, dresser and wash
stand, carpet sweepers, cook stove,
crockery, preserving jars, wash tub
and wringer, wash boile-r, lawn mower.
Melotte eream separator, 5 cords of
wood, etc., etc., which MR. H. N.
IM(111 has received instructions from
Mr. George MoClnskey, who has rented
his farm, to sell by auction at his
residence,  Crescent  Island,  on
Tuesday,  March 19th, 1912
at   2   o'clock.     TEiHIM'S   CASH.
Auction Offices! Ladner, B.C.
'i������������������i> �����������> i������������������i}'->->0��C'->��-������������*O'>��ii������<i����i��<
Mr. Harry Mitchell was a visitor In
the Royal City during the week.
John    Elliott,    the   contractor,
built   a   considerable   addition   to
workshop on Slough road.
The Transfer has started again on
her daily trips to the Delta, mm-h to
the delight of the people In general.
A Howard (pupil of D, C. Fairman,
T.'"..M.. Vaneouver) takes pupils for
piano Terms $1.00 per lesson of one
hour. *
n fishirg in Victoria has e.
Mr.  Eric Taylor, of Vaneouver. paid
a week e nel visit to his home- he-re.
W.    Pyibus   was
iuver this week .
a   visitor   in   Van-
Mr. a i
el  Mrs
William   llinli!s..n,
to the-  Royal City
B. Howard is ( pen to receive- pupils
for violin, line-hour lessons. 75 rents;
half-hour lessons, 50 cents. *
Mr. Thomas Hume-, of Burvllla,
visited New Westminster and Vancouver during the-  pa-*t  week.
Potato Planters, Cultivators (1, 2 and 3 horse), Garden Hand
Drill, and Cultivators (Planet Jr., etc.), Plows of all descriptions.
Disc Harrows, Manure Spreaders, Seed Drills, Land Rollers, Fan_
n'ng Mills and Baggers, "Waggons, Buggies and Democrats, Gasoline Engines (Fairbanks, Morse and International), Chaff Cutters,
Incubators and  Brooders  (Cyphers and Jubilee.)
Delta municipality Is situated at
the mouth of the Fraser river in the
finest agricultural district ln Canada.
The chief interests ln the Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture, market gardening and horse breeding.
Tbe shipping facilities by rail and
boat to the markets of British Columbia and the States are unrivalled.
The crop yield Is the largest per acre
tn Canada, ln the year 1909 between
46,000 and SO,000 tons ot produce
were raised ln the Delta district.
Along the south bank of the Fraser
river there are sites for all industries.
Board of Trade ��� President, A.
Davie; Secretary, W. H. Wilson.
Justices of the Peace���R. E. Kittson
H. D. Benson, Ef. 3. Kirkland, Wm.
E. Curtis, J. B. Burr. J. McKee
Coronors���-Dr. A.A. King and Dr.
J.   Kerr  Wilson.
. Medical Health Officer���Dr. Dudley
School Board���Chairman, S. Wright
L Robertson, A. deR. Taylor, J. Mc-
Cailum. Secretary, N. A. McDiarmid.
Farmers' InstltuU���President, T.
Hume; Secretary, K. A. MoDlarmtd.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective
Associatl-��������President. John McKee;
Secretary, H. J. Hutch.er.on.
Delta Agricultural Society���President, H. J. Hutcherson; Secretary, A.
deR. Taylor.
Member of Parliament���J. D. Taylor. New Westminster.
Member of Loca' Legislature���F. J.
MacKenzle, New Westminster.
Boat Saillngs���S.S New Delta,
leaves l_idiier every day for Steveston at 8:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m., connecting with the B.C.E.R. for Vancouver. Returning leaves Steveston
at H-30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. -SS.
Transfer leaves for New Wi-tmln-
��ter daily, except Sundays, at 7 a.m.,
and returning leaves New Westmln-
e��er at 2 p.m.. reaching Ladner at
&:3f>  p.m.
Railways���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon (Sally for New "Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.; returning leaves Vancouver at 2:30 p.m.
reaching Port Guichon about 7.30 p.
Lulu Island Branch, G. H. Franklin,
Ixvo-al Manager; Vancouver to Eburne
ami Steve_ton���Oairs leave Gramville
Street Depot (at notrth end of br'dg*->
over Failee Creek) at 6:30 am. and
hourly until 10:30 p.m. Special ca*
for Eburne at 6:00 a.m. Cam leave
Steveston at 6:30 a.m. amd hourly until 10:30 pm. Sunday Service���FlTst
owe J-nave e*t!h_ir terminus at 8:30 a.m.
Hourly service thereafter until 10:30
p. m.
Post Office���Hours 8 a.m., to 7 p.m.
Mall for Vancouver close at 3 p. m.
For New Westminster and up rlvar
points at (.10 a.m. Cl.sed all day Bun-
Municipal Council meets Municipal
Hall, Ladner, on the 2nd and -ith Saturdays ln each month at 2 p. m.
Following are the members of the
Reeve���John Oliver.
Councillor*-���C. Brown, H. D. Benson, W. A. Kirkland, H. Lewie, A. D.
E. T. CALVERT, Agent
Uhe 2)e/ta U
*l.QO A YEAR  *$
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a lortion of
the Province- of British Colu.nbia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 nn
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application foi 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
bo described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in un.sur-
veyed territory the tract applied for
shall In- staked out by the applicant
himself. ,
Eae-h application must he accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be
refunded if the rights applied for are
nm available, but nm otherwise. A
royalty shall he paid on the merchantable output eif the mine at the rate
of  live  cents  per  ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are- not bflng operated, such
re-turns should be furnished at least
eince a  yean
The lease will Inch i�� the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
he permitted to purc.iase whatever
available surface right* may be considered necessary for the working of
*hP mine at the rale of $10.00 an
For full infeirmation application
should he made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion  Lands.
Deputy iMinister of the Interior.
N'.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not he paid for.
The   annual    me-etlng   of   the    Delta
Board   nf   Trailc   will   he   held   In   the
Board of Trad,, room on Mondaj evening next.
Mr.   a 1,]   Mrs.    Haley   Wilson   were
iNitors in Vancouver on Wednesday
last and took In a skating party in
tht,  big rink  there,
Smith Bros, have started up in the
butcher business in the premises formerly occupied by the Cosulich fish
Mr.   Ken   Dlakeley   has   returned
from Ontario, where he spent a couple
of months visiting friends,
M rs
Royal City.
le.    Robinson    is   visiting   her
Robinson   anil   family  in   tiie-
W. II. Smith, re-turning officer, has
appointeii I*. Wade, iif Surrey, demits
returning officer for the coming election .
W. Harden, of the Vancouver Milling it drain Company, was in the- town
on Wednesday in the Interests nf the
A number of the- Chinamen of thei     ���-*������   Howard  (pupil of D.  C.  Fair-
district  are.   wearing   buttons,   1.earing   "'���"'���     Vancouver)     takes    pupils    for
the emblem  of  the  new Chinese.  Hag.    Piano.     Terms:    "l.Og    per   lesson   of
One  and  all  seem   to   be   heartily   in   '"���'' h"1"*-
sympathy with the new Chinese party. 	
��� ��� W.   11.  Smith's new building, being
Mr. J. T. Phillips was In town this erected for th,. Delta Mercantile Co..
week in the interests of the Universal -S rapidly nearing completion; fine
Loan Security Company. He did a ; weather i- assisting the contractors
considerable   amount   of   business   in I very much.
town and appointed the People's Trust j 	
Company   a-;   their   local   represent!!- '     'Posters are out announcing the an-
tives. I nual   hall   under the  auspices  of  the
  ' Beaver Lacrosse club.     This event has
The Grand Lodge of the A.O.U.W.   aI"-"a*j  l,"*Jn ��no."t ""J"*���''1'" aml thf
will meet on Wednesday in Vancouver  ���*?mitie! ,n <.'h;"'g" rnean t,J sur,,;,as
i i  -       o r. \j n-m tr    i their efforts .>|   former years,
in     annual     session.      I'<. M. \\  \\ . 11 *^^g
Smith anil  W.   H.  Wilson, G.O..  will '
Rt'enel, also Delegate
W.   C.   Pyliu.**.
i J . Gilchrist and
Work Is to be commenced immediately on the M-Lellai. Lumber Com-
panj's propositioin. and the pile driver
is expected here at any moment to
commence work. It Is reported that
the pile driving contract has been
awarded to Mr. W. A. Gilley. of New
I It looks as though this would be
a banner year in Delta for the potato
industry. "According to those who are
quail-Had to estimate, it is understood
'hat there will he 2,500 acres cropped
In   potatoes  during  the   present  year.
A considerable number of the- supporters of the Llberal-Conel.evatlve
party attended the big convention at
Cloverdale on Tuesday last. They
were  all   delighted   with  the   meeting
Mr. J. S. Elhird. of the Canada
Cycle & Moteir Ck>., was in town this
week, arranging for an agency fur
the high-class Russell car. One of
these cars will be here- in a sheirt
time for demonstration purposes.
Mrs. E. F. Douglas went to Sumas
this week, to visit her grandmother,
Mrs. Thompson, who is reported to
be   seriously   ill.     The   old   lady   has
and with the spirit of unanimity which! reacheel  th,? advanced  age of  S2 anel
her   friends  are   afraid   thai  the  end
Via Steveston and
Dally���In Effect October 1.
_eave Steveston���9.30 a.m.; 4.30 p.m.
_eave   Ladner���-.30   a.m.:   330   p.m
Incorporated 1910.
Sutton's Seeds fer 1912
Flower, vegetable and farm seeds���
impeirted in the original sealed packe-ts
from Sutton & Sons, the King's Seedsmen, Heading, England. Send for
catalogue. A. J. Woodward. Sole
Agent. 512 Granville St.. Vaneouver;
also Vlctori i.
is approaching.
pervades   the  Conservatives   through
out the riding.
Messrs. Hyslop, engineer, and Mo-
Gougan, Of the B.C. Telephone company, were in town on Wednesday last
loeiking over the district and planning   for   the   extensive   campaign   of	
extension which Is outlined for the ; considerably reduce the time required
present season. Lines will be run to tin travelling to and from Vancouver
Boundary Bay  and  Westham   Island. | and   Xew Westminster.
It Is ��� expected that an announcement will very shortly be made n;
the inauguration of the Vasey scheme
for connecting with a boat from Ladner at Woodwards.    This promises to
FOR SALE���Galvanized Iron water
tank; nearly new. Holds 474 Imperial gallons. Apply Howard Bros.,
FOR SALE���A few choice pirre (bred
Single Comb Black Minorca- Oo-ek-
ere.ls; imported stock. X. C. ''Mc-
Callam, Ladner. '"'���'
We are prepared to install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance In connection with
our service.   Apply to
A.  DeR. TAYLOR.  Sec.
Dissolution of Partnership
Messrs. Stokes and Elli.- hitherto
doing business in Ladner as butchers,
have elesolveil partnership, the same
taking effect op February 29. 1912.
All outstand accounts dbe the firm
must Be paid in to either Ml*. Stokes
or Mr. Ellis nt the Old place or business, and all accounts against the tlrm
presented immediate1ly. in eirder that
lhe Old business may be- WOUnd up as
expi ditioiis.lv  as   possihlp.
See the Snaps in Grocery Deoartme,
See our Fine Range 1912 Wall Papers
Competition for New University Build
lints to bo I ���.i-e-'t-'-il at Point Grey, |
X<-nr Vancouver, British Columbia
The Government of British Columbia invite Competitive' Plans for the;
general scheme and design for the
proposed new 1'nlverslty. together1
with more detailed Plans for the
buildings to be erected first at an
estimated  cost o-f $1,500,000.
Prizes of $10,000 will be given for
the most successful Designs submitted.
Particulars of the competition nnd
plan of site may .be obtained on request from the unelersigned.
The designs to be sent in by July
31st,  1912, addressed  to
Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, British Columbia.
Messrs. Smith. Bros. have, opened
a butcher business In the premises
opposite Logan's cash store. They
prnpoes Carrying a compute stock of
fresh meats, and solicit a share- of
the patronage of the district. Prices
right and stock always fresh,
And Our Store is Packed with Spring Gords
in All Departments
���: -fiila-tsBa
*:  -'      gol
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
AI,B MA all klnda ot
Your Patronage Solicited
POIl SALE���100 tons of seed potatoes; late varieties; Sutton's Reliance. Hurbank's Seedling, Carmen
No. 1, Factor. Asatlel Smith, I.ad-
ner. B.C.
The annual me-Hiig of the- Lower
Mainland Milk and Cream i Shippers'
Union will hi held In the Conservative
Club rooms (over Northern Crown
Hank) In the city of New Westminster,
on Friday, M*urch loth, at one o'clock
p.m. Business: Organization, election of of fleers, discussion of all matters pertaining to the Interest of the
milk and cream shippers. All Interested atp asked to make- It a special
point to be present and assist, as the
matter of a g >od strung organization
Is very important.
New   Prints  and  Ginghams,   Muslins  and Vestings,  Laces  and   Embroideries,:. 'Stew'?;
Hosiery, all grades of  Fine  Fib  and   Plain Cashmere  Hose for Ladies hnd Children',
Fine Lisle and Silk Hosiery.    New Ribbons, Gloves, Children's Presses, Corsets,., etyi-.1���
New Cretons, Art Sateens, Silkolines, Curtain Muslins, and Lace and Tapestry CurtainSk-i.i
New Cottons, Cambrics, etc , Bed Spreads, Sheets and Pillow Q^ses^tii-, etc!!,   '    '    ,._ ���!'
s. the highest grade nuule In I'anaila
191.   Mode.!  Suit	
Other Suits In Worsteds. Tweeds and'Serges,  at. thi
suit  .... * "
. $7.Ml to SliOjIll* I
WANTED���Hay and oats ln exchange
for shingles. Address: Maple Leaf
Lumber Co., New Westminster.
The Helta Conservative Association
will meet In the Odd Fellows' Hall,
on the evening of Tuesday. March 12,
at H o'clock, for the transaction of
Important  bt'-iness.
HatH���Heaehiuarters feir Stetson Hats; all the wSfljjj
mil   liloi-ks;   best  grade;  at    ��  >*��� -,0
Knglish  and  Canadian   Hats  In  all   tfcl n���,-�����"  -}%gMi
and colors ��� -SWjftlSft
j-U""'  Mato? ���  , e- ...   ,-,
New  Neglige'.- anel   Hong,. Shlrta,- alt Ih^bcM. m.-.kqS
Of Working Shirts. :���,'.���   : .'*     tats xtaali* *vti
._t 5<j*>c 7o'.:    _ _ _.
Chives suitable  for a'l,.friii4v-��,f-."'orV?.
*:   _-��'"ie-r���
\ W"V wijit "y.nri-* Egg's.'_l.lg-.hc-d   market   priW'-'p.iiil.-
m^  j������__
A quantity of Early lteise potatoes_
for sale. Apply E. I'ammldge, Bouft*'
dary Boy,'Ladner P.O. :r**  4'
I, am \k
Dr. de Van's Female-Pill*
A rsllsbU French r����ul��tor*4MMMM  T'taBts
geu-rative portloh ofthe femsW-f-it-lilV  Sfelus*
���II cheap Imllitlom. .-"���tf-*-_"**"**��.tT-��.--(,--_-_t-
hal-tt? luiil'li'ii'-to-n Hi��mi.*"
e uu* org i-ftfig-" (it IS HP-Wall .Papers'' W*j
ing. 'Ma'triple biidk sent ei"e-'rf-tt*i*e'st. A roll tic to IO<-
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See. the- big rang-4 iVf ISlJ-'Wirll Papers we are'sheSw-
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31-W��WiTf THE DELTA Ttii^S
SATlHi-MY,  MA.K*H 0,  1*1*.
There was a meeting of women
franchise advocates in the Baptist
church, Monday evening, with Rev.
Blunden in the chair. A vocal selection was given by Mrs. Hanning, and
a recitation bj Miss McKenzie, after
which Rev, Hashle-y Hall, of Vancouver, addressed the gathering In his
customary manner, grappling with
foundation  principles.
Mr. Hall stater] that the matter was
one which concerned both men and
women, and ht. thojght the present
requirement was not to convince men
so much as te) persuade women.
The question was due- in part to
a desire for a larger self-expression, a
larger sphere of opportunity. It was
connected with the entrance of women
into new fields and was in that way
an outcome of the economic struggle.
It was a revolt on the part of Womanhood from disabilities which specially
press upon women.
The right to the franchise was
based on the fait of mothers and
prospective- mothers having equal
right to consideration with fathers and
prospective fathers, conjoined with
whatever other qualifications were imposed sue-h as Intelligence, education,
residence, age, or property qualifications. The whole question comes up
as a result of the fatal admission made
at the eoune'il of Trent���that women
have souls! With that admission--
which Mohammedans did not concede
everything else follows.
Woman had developed a high sense
of individual responsibility in individual relations, or which the classic
Illustrations were mother and child,
husband and wife. etc. If there Is
not an eeiual sense of responsibility in
group relations on a larger scale it
Is due to lack of opportunity. The
cur,, for irresponsibility was responsibility. .
The admission of women to the
franchise would mean vast changes
which we could har'dly forecast, There
would be developments not always
thought of. For instance, women
would have to face blame as well as
praise���have their opinions squarely
opposed In debate by men as well as
women, without claiming privilege of
sex. or considering opposition impolite.
"There would be enormou^ pain in
the widening eif woman's horizon, and
their liitrei'duction into the body politic would exercise a powerful Influence in the rfioral and social realm.
There would be a tightening up in
some directions, and a determined attitude with regard to some of the
open sores.
On the other hand the eating of
the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil would bring its disillusionment.
In this regard men and women would
be on an equality. It is this fact in
part that has governed the attitude
of some men of undoubted worth���
they did not want womanhood exposed to-the risks.
(Reference was made to sex differences. It was not a matter of sex
equality. The sexes were not equal,
but different, like individuals, and
would always remain so. They were
complementary, and supplementary.
On the other hand woman had
borne her fhare���an equal share, or
some wouir say an unequal share���
or the burden of the world, and on
this ground cli Imei" there should be
no discrimination on account of sex
whatever disabilities there might be
otherwise. Women's perceptions of
moral distinctions were sometimes
finer and their abhorrence of moral
turpitude sometimes greater, although
they had their limitations in some regards moTe pronounced than men.
The judgments of women were not
always infallible any more than their
attitude was always Impeccable. The
same was true of men.
Touching on some of the militant
doings in England, which the speaker
characterized as going the pace, and
retarding the movement, he put the
issue squarely as follows���that whenever women have the requlr-j-nents the
field should be open to then, equally
with men. Against tills there could
be no reason except custom, prejudice,
ot self-interest.
Let us grant, he said, that men do
some things better. For Instance,
where physical strength is the de-
cideratum. Also where leadership is
required, men have the pre-eminence.
Leadership naturally pertains to men.
Our boys and girls at school are suffering from over-'femlnlslng. No
woman can take the place of a man
with boys after a certain age. Girls
also feel the loss of the muscullne
lAt the same time women do some
things better than men. The whole
domestic side of life ls specially her
���arte. The speaker archly remarked
that he hoped the ladles would not
disown the domestic role as well as
dethrone the dominant male.
Woman's crowning Influence was In
the formative period of life. It was
���Just because of this fact���because of
the paramount importance of the
home���that the ballot had its chief
significance. Women are vitally ln-
teredlted with men In all that touches
the home and the child.
The speaker proceeded to carry the
war Into Africa. With the best intent! ms, he said, it was impossible
for men. .to see things from the
woman's point of view. In political
���"-omenta he admits he cannot understand woman. On this ground it Is
clear women are needed in the counsels of the land. It Is simple.prudence
to associate them In legislation, to
tap their special knowledge. It is
not a- question of granting a favor.
hut ha"'lng a favor conferred. If
asen clhim the right to a voice in saying who shall frame the laws and
what the laws shall be under which
they have to live, women have precisely the same right on precisely the
same  grounds.
, .>Here the speaker referred to the
humiliating position in- which mothers
are  placed,  who see themselves  dis
counted in favor of their sons when
they arrive at the mature age of 21,
Still more offensive is the insult of
seeing the vote given to naturalized
citizens, Illiterate and otherwise of
scant qualifications, to wastrels and
imbeciles, and thousands and thousands of men who are besotted and
helpless half the time; while women
industrious, valorous, virtuous, are debarred .
Woman's entrance on the field will
result in an Improvement of manners.
But it is not so .sure that society will
be suddenly transformed. It Is sometimes forgotten that women are not
all of good character, and the vote
will he aval able to both. This cannot he urged as a bar against women
unless a similar liar is applied to.men.
Whether women will divide even or
nut in political parties is doubtful.
Possibly they may go to form a party
of their own, with Its separate groups.
One thing would seem to be clear;
that women on the whole is conservative  in nature.
She is the beautlfler as well as the
civillzer. We shall get improvements
in public just as she brings the little
decorative touches to the home. Picture the home of a bachelor before
the   advent   ol'   the   women.
Women apparently are nut to have
It all their own way, or claim all gains
and no losses. A pole nt warning
was struck There may be a worsening of manners���temporarily,    Aa we
already   see   In   regard   to   street   cars.
elevators, etc. In jostling in competition with men. This was an equality
which   was hardly pleasant.
The speaker was inclined to regret
the need of women having tn race the
rough and tumble, and yet it was
probably necessary as a ,-part of education in responsibility. A country
that has not been subjected to the
discipline of self-training is not tit
for self-government.
Explain   it   as   we   may,   the   spirit
of   revolt   was  abroad,   but   men   and
women    would   adjust   themselves   in
the end!   The times were critical.   We
were  witnessing great changes  in social, economic,  po,itioa!  and   personal
relations.     The   danger   was   lest   we
transfer the emphasis from the primary to the secondary, from family and
home to politics end state.    Men have
come under the obsession of substituting the one for tl e other, and women
were   likely   to   follow.       There   are
fathers   who   are   strangers   to   theif
families  and  mothers  who are  better
known   at their   ceuhs   than   in   their
homes.       Whether  we  deplore,   deny,
justify,   the   present   movement,   wise
men and women w'll seek to discover
the principle that works for good and
put  the  emphasis  in i the  right  place.
An   interesting discussion  followed.
touts tm VOW*
rues, u CENTS
The following notice regarding the
convocation of the University of British Columbia aipipears in the current
number of the "Gazette."
Notice la ihereby given that the first
meeting of the Convocation of the
University of British Columbia will be
held ln Victoria in the auditorium of
the South Para School, on Wednesday, August 21, 1912, at 10 o'clock
a. m.
The first Convocation will consist
(a) All graduates of any university
in His Majesty's Dominions Who have
been actually residing in the Prwiroce
two years prior to August 21, 1912,
and who, at least six weeks prior to
this date, have registered them-aelvee
as mem'bers of such Convocation:
(ib) Twenty-five memibers to be selected by the Lieutenant-Governor ln
Every applicant for registration as
a member of Convocation should forwards to the Provincial Secretary,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.
not later than six weeks before August
21,  1912:
(a) His name, the Christian nam*
or names being given In full.
(b) His postoffice address In full.
"(c)     The degree or degrees which
eh holds, or in lieu of pare him em ts a
certificate signed by the registrar ot
his university to the effect that be is
a graduate of such university.
(d) The date on which he graduated.
(e) A statement giving tha t.uim/ber
of years during which Che applicant
has resided In the Province.
(f) The statutory fee of two dollars.
After the first Convocation, all Convocations shall be compose, of the
Chancellor, the Senate, the memibers
of tihe first Convocation, and all persons who shall have become graduates
of the nlverslty of British Columbia.
CLOVERDALE, B.C., March 4.���
Council met at Cloverdale on March
_nd. the Reeve and all members being
present. The minutes of the previous
meeting were read and' confirmed.
Communications were received as
follows: From E. W. Money, re constructing a road to his place; received
and referred to Councillor Murphy^
From A. H. MacNelll saying Mr.
Hope, had written and Intended to
abandon all claim to any land south
of. the Municipal Highway, and suggesting a survey by repiesentatives of
the railway company, the municipal
council and Mr. Hope, in order to determine the proper location of the
roadway. Received, Clerk to reply
that they can take the matter up with
Mr. W. Wilnle, surveyor for the municipality, and arrange a meeting, any
costs to be borne by the railway company.
Front C. Rummel, manager light
and power department, R.C.E.R., re
location of poles on the Johnston and
Turnlbull roads.    Received.
From Goddard & Son, Ltd., asking
permission to erect nn office on the
road at South Westminster. Clerk to
reply that the council do not see their
way clear to grant the request, owing
to the dangerous condition of the road
ln that locality.
From Henry Parsons re ditch on the
Halls Prairie road. Received and referred to Councillor Inglls.
From A. P. Currie, reporting collections for February of $4722.78. Received.
Two applications were received for
postion of road tax collector, and on a
ballot being taken Joseph Drinkwater
received the appointment.
Council then adjourned to meet
again on Saturday, March 16th, at 2
p.m., at the old school house, Cloverdale.
Annual Meeting of Abbotsford-Sunias
Agricultural Society���Officers
(From The British Columbian.)
The annual .meeting of the Abbots-
ford-Sumas Agricultural Association
wasvjteld In the Maple Leaf Hall, Alb-
botsford, on Saturday last, w;hen the
following officers and directors were
elected for the ensuing year: President, Mr. .Hex. Arohlbald; secretary,
Mr. 8. A. Morley; vice-president, Mr.
J, H. H. Nelson. Directors: Messrs.
Chas. Hill-Tout, S. S. de Lair, Wm.
Roberts, H. T. Alanson, Arthur H.
Harrop, Wm. McNap, and M. L. Mc-
The secretary's financial report for
last year, whloh was read and adopt-
Pieachln? Daily to Many of the
Foreign Missions Investigation Committee, of Which the Pastor Is Chairman, Visit Travaneore District,
Where They Spend a Week Prosecuting Their Work.
Travuncore, India, Feb. 4,-The
Foreign Missions
Committee of the
International BI
ble Students Assocla tion has
reached here. Pastor Russell, Chair
man of the Committee, is widely
known In this
District. Ills coming has been n
topic of Interest
for several weeks. Not only are Christian natives alert to meet him, but their
heathen countrymen are also interested. Mohumtnedans have beeu laqtiir
ing. Has Pastor Bussell auy special
message for us? The arrangement is
that the1 Pastor shall spend a full week
In this District and be at Madras next
Sunday. In h.s address the Pastor snld:
I have chosen as my text? on this occasion the Message of the angels at
the birth of our Redeemer���"Fear jot!
Behold, we bring yon good tidings of
great Joy. which shall be unto all people.", . (Luke II, 10.) 1 feel that I am
not entirely a stranger to many of
you. nor you to me. For a considerable time I have seen regular reports
sent In from this District to the International Bible Students Assn., of which
I have the honor of being President.
These reports in turn are published
to the Bible Students all over the
world. We want you to know of the
Christian love of these children of God
of various nationalities who are repre
sented by the Committee before you.
The Father of Mercies.
Two days ago, on the Island of Ceylon, my attention was drawn to the
tomb of the good Bishop Heber. Immediately to my mind came his words:
What though the apicy breezes
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's Isle,
And every prospect pleases,
And only man Is vile I
Prom childhood I bad sung those
words, and finally found myself on
Ceylon's Isle.   But I am not so sure
The Royal sank or Canada
Incorporator" ISM.
capital authorized   tie.ee_.eeo
capital paid-up $ e.aee.ooe
RESERVE FUND       ��7,��5��,1S��
Total Assets Over One   Hoadred and Ten Millions.
Jiecottnts ot 0*t-of-Vou>n Customers Simem Special jfttontiom
BXNK by mail.
Acciy uu may bo opened with depeai ts of ONE DOLLAR and Upward*
Interest paid, or credited, half-yearly on Jane SOtb and Dec-wnb-nr
Slst, eacli year.
E. F. Douglas
Loans - - Insurance
Delta Times Office, Ladner, B. C.
ed,   sbowefd   a successful    year,   and
everybody was wall pleased with tihe I but tbat the dear Bishop exaggerated
financial standing of the association, 'a little the vileness of the human
especially considering that It was the types ot this vicinity. Poverty In-
first year of its existence. The mem- deed. I see on every hand, and If
bers wore also plea-sed Wiethe show- L|leneM ^ mea,ured b onr ^ t
ing made at the Fair last Septemlber, >-_���*��- k- i_���_ ���# _ i/_ __
and they decided to hold another one IffitM * 1 n T^ "f" *_
this   year   at   a  date   to   be   decided taln'y you ftre ����� ln comparison to
later on..
The  secretary    was    instructed    to
take   up   the   matter   of  obtaining  a
some more wealthy. But can we really believe that this Is the Divine
standard?    Shall  we  not rather be-
this year's Fair, with the local mean
ber, Mr. S. A. Caiwley.
A committee was appointed to look
Into the .matter of 'purchasing a suitable site near Abbotsford, and to take
steps towards the Incorrpo-ration of the
association. The next meeting will be
held on the second Saturday in
The membership of the association
totals 93, and it is thought that this
can be Increased to 300 this year, as
It was very late last year before actual work on canvass for membership
was begun. Then again there are a
great many new arrivals in the district last year. Membership tickets,
II each, can <be secured from any
of  the  directors.
LONDON, March 4���Armed with
hammers aad bits of coal and iron,
militant suffragettes today renewed
last weeks window smashing campaign, which resulted in Jail sentences
for scores ef women. The attack today waa made upon twenty shops ln
Kensington and Knightsbrldge and
before the rioters were dispersed windows valued at thousands of dollars
had bean shattered. Thirty women
were arrested. As they were carried
away to the police stations they sang
suffragette songs and shouted "Votes
for women" at the top ot their voices.
The police admitted their inability
today to prevent future attacks until
all the suffragette leaders were arrested. One woman was arrested in
the postoffice tonight after she had
thrown a quantity of oil on floor-
shavings. She is believed to be a
LONDON, March ��.���It la reported
here that Captain Scott' has reached
the South Pole,. t*tup defeating the
aspirations off Japanese and Norwegian explorers who started on similar
expeditions about the same time.
The Royal Geographical Society
admitted that lt bad beard the report
bat was unable to vouch for Its authenticity. '
Minister of Agriculture Visits District
In Which Ha Started Mfc-���I-egls-
lation to Aid Fruit Industry.
ST. CATHARINES, Ont., March ��.
���Nearly thirty years a-jo Hon. Martin
Burrell was a "green hand" on a -fruit
farm ln the Niagara Peninsula.
Eventually he became a fruit farmer
himself near the Garden Oity, remain-
Irfg here fifteen years. Twelve years
ago he left for more fruit farming In
the Golden West. He came back here
last night as Minister of Agriculture
in the Dominion Government and was
greeted in the warmest terms by nearly 100 fruit growers of the Niagara
Fruit Growers' Association at a ban-
quest ln the Welland House.
It was a triumphant return of the
stateman to the place wfhlch held for
him many happy recollection. He
dropped "Minister" and becaone ance
more the enthusiastic fruit grower,
meeting many old friends and entering with hearty thoroughness into the
spirit of the occasion.
Mr. Burrell's speedh was full of encouragement. He urged fruitgrowers
to continue setting the pace .they had
made, and gave them to understand
that the government was willing to
help them do so. The bill he has introduced this session -for the encouragement and aid of agriculture waa
only a temporary measure. There had
not been time yot for the government
to de more than that, but he waa
gathering knowledge upon which to
bpse an Intelligent scheme whereby
the government can give more generous assistance. Such constructive legislation on agricultural lines, ocf benefit to all, would see the light at the
next session of parliament.
The minister was particularly happy
In vein, ln aocord with surrounding*,
and ha recalled numerous incidents of
his early days in thc district
giant from  the  governmenit  towards Men  the   words  of  Jehovah,   "Man
looketh upon the outward appearance,
but God looketh upon the heart"?
I am not here to flatter you���to say
that poverty is a proof of purity of
heart On tbe contrary, It la my duty
as a minister of Christ to declare that
there is none righteous, no, not one.
But I may say to you that, admitting
.that all men have sinned���some In
ways more peculiar to one nationality and some to another���It Is ours to
point out the need of an Atonement
for sin and the fact that "the blood,"
aacrtflce, "of Jesus Christ our Lord,
cleanseth us from all sin "-"Neither la
there salvation In any other."
Now Look at Our Text
Note Its terms of a blessing Intended
of God .or every creature. Two
thousand years before the angels uttered those words God gave the same
Message of hope and Joy to Father
Abraham. Let those of this audience
who are Mohammedans, ai. well aa
ofhers, call to mind, the promise to
Which,, J refer. It was the promjse
with |be , oath.,. ��� God,, -foreknowing
tbat the fulfilment of tbe promise
would bo long delayed, made oof a to
It, so that all who trust In Him might
bava tha consolation of that pron*|se.
And what la tbe promise? God said
to Abraham, "In tby Seed aball all tbe
families of the earth be blessed."
The Divine Purpose looked down fo
Messiah and saw. In Him tbe real Seed
of Abraham through whom eventually
Divine Power will be exercised and Divine Grace be abed abroad amongst
men. However, according to the Scrip
tures. the Messiah, the Deliverer, Is
composite ��� composed of numerous
members. Bach one of theae members
must be tested and proven in reaped
to hie loyalty to God and te the principles of righteousness before he can attain to his glorious reward of the di
vine nature.
But mark yon well-tbe selection of
thl/s special class Goes not involve the
"non-elect" In eternal torment nor, ln
anyatenjal disaster. , On tbe contrary,
tbe gathering of tbe "elect" should be
regarded aa an assurance on God's part
of the felfllment ef His larger promise, tbat through theae saintly oaes,
great blessings are.to be showered
Cpon Abraham's natural aeed, yea, and
pon all the families of tbe .earth.
The blessing of the world Hill be
Restitution. (ActaiiU 18-21.) If, as the
Evolu-ionlata tall ija, the .Bible theory
that man. wa% created,in God's Image
la wrong and be la.really the offspring
of an- ape, thea Heat-tattoo would be
the ttnt thing that ootid Kpafftly
coma to mankind. But tbe Bible ta
qulte right; nameiy..that men m created perfect and nprigbt-to the Image
M-cImcmt!   tion will be tbe world'a blsaatng.
The People's Trust Co., Ltd.
Authorized Capital, $500,000.00
Real Estate and Insurance, Conveyancing
Neatly Executed
Financial Agents
Estate Agents
The People's Trust Co., Ltd.
People's Trust Building
Ladner, B. C
Boots, Shoes and Rubbers
Men's  Furnishings, Prints
5 Roses Flour, Red Seal Putty Flour, Rolled Oats, i
*   Si.?!"��� Flo!!r�� Carnation Wheat Flakes, Cream of Wheat   :
.   White Star, Mafic, Coledyke and Royal Baking Powders, \
_?**'? ��ork and Beans- Fre8h F���-to. Evaporated \
Peaches, Dried Prunes, Climax and Chivers Jams, House- !
hold Ammonia, Teas and Coffee.
The contract tor the first 6900 feet
of Jetty at the mouth of the Eraser
river, awarded to the Sinclair Construction Company, of this city, was
formally signed on February 29. This
Information was received in advices
from Ottawa, by Aid, A. E, White, who
as last year's president of the Board of
Trade is keenly Interested In all that
pertains to the subject of river improvement. The Sinclair Construction
Company, a local organisation formed
by Mr. T. P. Sinclair, who ls contractor
for the West End sewer system, was
the lowest bidder, and their tender of
$171,260 was accepted only after the
Department had satisfied Itself as to
the company's ability to undertake the
This contract is the flrst portion of
the scheme which involves an expenditure of 11,600,0.0  within    the    next
A large tug Is being built at Port
Guichon by A. Martlnolloh, an Austrian, the owner of the tug boat Bra.
The work Is being rushed along as
rapidly as possible and it will not be
long before the boat Is ready fer
launching. The new craft is about
twelve feet longer than the Eva and
will be used for towing purposes. The
engineer of the Eva has Just returned
from Scotland, where he purchased a
set of fine engines for the new tug.
New Subscribers and Change In \u-
G. Ormington, CO; A. T. Fa wee!*.
51; Dr. Dudley, L26; H. MitrhelK
���il'2; W. Hodgson. 416; G. Sheldrake.
*M; F. I. Green. ��2i2; S. M. ofl-
425; L. Hornby, .42; Ted
three years, states Mr, White, with a|Down, 441; H. A. McDonald 414-
*    '"        expenditure   of    12,000,000,   J.MdCallan, 426; H. Lewis, 48��.
further expenditure of
should that be necessary to render the
main channel a fit and proper entrance to the great fresh water harbor.
As the -contraot calls for .completion
within twelve months, work will be
started almost Immediately. ., and in
fact, lt Is.understood that a number ot
pnalln-flMy arrangements have already been made.
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