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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
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Thi.o-j is a strong feeling in the
town, Und municipality in general,
backet fully by the Board of Trade,
that he time has come when con-
veniei ce, safety and dignity demand
the taction of a modern council
The present quarters which might
possibly have been all right ten years
ago, are anything but suited to the
growing need, of today, and prospective candidates for municipal honors
are 'being quisled searchingly as to
their views on the municipal hall subject. If they should chance to be
against the proposition, their chance
for a seat among tho mighty Is somewhat slim. Tho municipality ha* acquired, some excellent lots for the purpose and scarcely a ratepayer in the
municipality will oppose the cxpendl- i
ture ol the money required for such
a   building. I
The municipal safe i i of altogether!
inadequate   size   and   valuable   documents of necessity are left exposed to |
danger from tire and other eventual!- ]
Then again, the department of jus- i
needs attention. The present "pen," |
which does duty as a lock-up, Is such
a place as a man would not like to |
see hit worst enemy eonlined in. It
is absointeiy unsuited to Its use and '
a menu a to the health of the unfor-,
tunutes  who  are  eonlined   therein.
It   is   sincerely   hoped   that   spring
will  see   plans   for   a   municipal   hall i
eomplrtt  ��� '  and   a start   madt  on   thei
��� .-ruction oi  a  building suitable, to the,
rnity of lhe municipality
of Delt
Formers' inxituu- oi i> - rs Elected for
1(M_���OU*��" ."v.-iiness of Importance Discussed.
The annual meeting of the Delta
Farmers' Institute was held on Wednesday afternoon in the council chambers. There were a fair number
present and the following officers
were elected: iPresident, Mr. T. Hume;
vice-president, Mr. Jos. Harris; secretary-treasurer, 'Mr.  N. A. MeDairmld.
Directors: E. Hutcherson, J. Gilchrist, W. J. Frederick, A. Paterson,
C. Davis, R. A. Coleman, Dr. Wilson.
Repreesntatives at Central institute,
H. J. Hutcherson and A. Davey.
Auditors: A. de H. Taylor, D. Simpson.
Treasurer's 'Report.
The treasurer presented the following report:
Balance on   hand   	
Government  granl	
Membership   fees   	
Bal. from Plowing Match.
Reeve and  Councillors Give Account
of Their Actions of Past
Year's Work
A public meeting for the discussion
of municipal matters held in McNeely
Hall on Tuesday afternoon. There
were over 1*0 present when Reeve
Oliver called the assembly to order
and explained in a few words the
purpose of the meeting wnlch was
to give the ratepayers aji opportunity
of voicing their desires, complaints-
etc., before the date of nomination-
which he thought a much better plan
than formerly employed when all wa��
I left  until  nomination  day.
Dr. Wilson was then elected to tn.
$132.15   chair and  Dr. Taylor  was  named to
60.75 jact as secretary of the assemlbly.
Ex. Entertainment  .
Agricultural Society
Total        $104.80
Dr. Wilson, In taking the chair,
reiterated the purpose of the gathering as an opportunity for anyone who
wished to discuss municipal politics.
Reeve Oliver was the first speaker
and gave a detailed statement of the
doings of the council during 1911.
other inside work during the year,
continued Mr. Oliver, was the passing
of a number of bylaws and amending
others,   relating   to   highways,   dykes,
Balance on hand       $207.85 I drainage,   Indemnity,   road   tnx.   traffic
It wns decided thnt the annual so-j regulation, temporary loans, cemetery, !
cial evening under the allspices of j liquor license, water works, and re- |
the Institute should be held in Me- [issue of water worto debentures. All j
Noely Hall on Friday, February 2nd. j this had entailed a great deal of work'
The preparations for the evening, pro-(although not much expense,
gramme,  etc.,  was left in  the hands \ Defends Policy,
of  the  executive committee. I
The Reeve then proceeded to defend
[-the  policy   of   the   Council   in  detail, '
specialising   the   trunk   roads  and   the
| water works, each of which had been
the   subject  of  considerable  criticism. |
Respecting  the  former,   Mr.   Olivet-
There was no high school in the municipality. If parents had a boy or a
girl to whom they wished to give
advantages of high school teaching,
they had to send them to another
municipality. If that municipality
refused to admit them they had no
means at their disposal and were absolutely at the mercy of those municipalities which  had  high schools.
He thought It high time the school
trustees built a room in which to give
high school training.
In connection with tho civic campaign, he had never sought the Reeve-
ship and did not seek it now. He
certainly would not fight for It. He
was not a candidate for honors, but
wished to place these things before
ratepayers honestly and squarely and
he would be willing to assist to the
utmost of his power any new man
whoever he might be, who would take
Councillor Pybus.
Councillor Pybus was the next
speaker, and while criticising the way
the Trunk Road work had been done,
admitted the money had been very
Well spent. The water works were his
particular hobby, he said, and' he was
sorry to say that the water was no
good.    The pipe line was no good and
Loup  V_-*,i*   Dtyicc AluiOSv Too  S&ucll j
for Ladner Youth���New Year's
Dance Much Enjoyed.
al Orai
g ��� ;.'-<:, -To, 1612, Elects*
Bearers lor the Year
of 1912.
The Leap Year ball in MoNeely's
Hall, on New Year's night, under the
joint auspices of the choir and Ladies'
Guild of All Saint's church, attracted
about 50 couples, and an excellent
time was spent.
After supper had been served the
leap year element w.ib introduced.
The ladies embraced their privileges
very promptly and went around with
their'programmes, filling them up as
rapidly as they could corner up tho
coy youths, who showed, decided
symntoms of a stampede, and vanished until some of the braver sptrirs
returned to face the music. This
delayed matters somewhat and added
to the difficulties of the ladles present. Just as soon as these rough
edges had been worn off, however,
everything went merry as a marriage
bell, and- the novelty was much enjoyed.
Excellent music was supplies hy the
Howard Bros.' orchestra, assisted by
Miss E. Rich and Miss Gladys Devereaux.
Dancing was continued until the
usual late hour, nothing transpiring
to mar the enjoyment of the occasion.
The annual meeting of I-.O.L. No.
ir, 12, took place on Dec. 28th, 1911.
There was a good attendance and
satisfactory reports of all committee.".
The membership is good and the lodge
is in its usual nourishing condition.
The following officers were elected
and installed, Bro. De. lis being in
the chair: Worshipful master, W. H.
Smith; deputy master, Rudie Kittson;
chaplain, W. Brodie; recording secretary, Thos. Todd! financial secretary,
L. Dennis; director of ceremonies,
Bro.  W.  Bath.
Lecturers; 1. Pro. Kelly; 2, Bro.
W.  Ansell.
Committee: Bro. Bt. J- Hutcherson,
chairman, and Bros. It. Stokes and T.
Dow n.
Kerrisdalo   Ratepayers  Discuss B.C.E.
Railway Franchise���Propose ft
Solution o* Difficulty.
TR _"\��l-0*n ATION   Ql'ESTIOW
President's Report.
The retiring president, Mr. A. Davey
reported  verbally on the work of the
past   year.        lie  considered   that   the
year  had  been  a good  one from  the
standpoint   I   the   work   of   teh   Insti- .    ______________________________________________
lute.     One   thing   he   regretted,   how- \ ^!nl_ain,?d_that    thfi.   best   ipossible,
ever,   was  that  the  meetrngs  had   not
In connection with the matter of
haviing a high school In Delta as
mooted by Mr. John Oliver at the
recent ratepayers' meeting, most peo-
the reservoir was no good. He |Dle are ^sre.e.d that such an institution
claimed they dldi not have a capable Ils eminently desirable, but the difli
man to do the  work.
KI'I'KI.-'lJAl.r*, Jan.   (.���The  meeting of the ratepayers of  Point Grey,
held in the municipal building at ICer-
risdale,  Wednesday  evening,   to   hear
tiie different candidates for office, resolved   itself  into  a   discussion   of  the
nu-rits  of  the   B.C.   Electric   Railway
franchise   bylaw,   there   being  evinced
but   little   interest   in   the  stand   taken
bj   tnj of the aspirants on oth: r questions.    At    times   the   cross-firing   of
questions  between  candidates  became
heated.    Reeve Bowser was made the
eulty in the way Is that of coming up   chairman of the  meeting,
to  the required stand'ard   as  regards      .Mr, !'. Andrews, candidate for reeve,
the number or pupils to be enrolled.      was thi   first speaker.    He upheld the
At   the  present  time  Where  is a  su-j agreement   with    the    B.C.    Electric
Now C-imjKiiiv Olfi rs Relief to Vexed
yui'-lloi.  lu   Point   Grey���To
^ ij-ll Council of  1912,
Kl-RKISDAI-E, Point Grey, Jan. 3.
������A solution of the Point Grey tians-
portatlon question was proposed to the
council at its specia] meeting yesterday afternoon by a deputation, representing a private corporation, which
waited on the members with a proposal to construct ear lines within the
municipality. Nothing definite was
done ln regard to the matter, as the
council refused to take any notion
until after the B.C. Electric franchise
bylaw had been submitted to the people and ili<��, pwnl-'.r* of the oopui.i-
tlon were not prepared to submit a
written  proposal to  the council.
The denotation, composed of Mr.
William 'aseoe Goard, of Vancouver,
nnd Mr. >I" T. Thrift, of White Rock,
was intti luced by Mr. W". Savage (of
the firm >f Mean's. McLcllan, Savage
\- White' who His., acted as spokesman.
Mr. .-' e st-kted that the company
they re;.i I tinted had been In existence for i little over two years and
re.preseni d local and London capital.
They wa ,- preparing a proposal for
submlssi ii to the council with a view
to bulldi- ! car lines through the municipals and into the city of Vancouver, i hey had been surprised 'o
receive .- ich an early appointment
with the council and hud come unprepared to usbmit all the necessary
data. 11. thought the best they couul
do was I ask for a future appointment wlii i they would submit a written propt -U. The at_thorit!_ed capital of th company at present was
$1,0'0-U.OO" tmt it wns proposed to
increaso it to $-U.000,000.
Mr. Hoard stated that although they
had nol >_t begun actual business,
they liad '.i��i*vpa' ,!ng fur construction and !h-��j��uM' :,P able to carry
out the wO-k tW' lve months and
have It w II adced t ln six. lie was
not prepared toaltn e any statement
in regard to taxed Vs to tin term of
tho franchise he had been authorized
I to say th it while It might be wise
to ask fur a long-term agreement the
company was prepared to accept such
a franchl e as would give the municipality the right to buy or to eub-
m_t. at tiie ���nd ,,f a period nf years,
a i-ead Juts ment o- terms on the basis
of arbitration,
Ultimately \t <*. _i agreed that the
deputation woni.,'again wait upon the
council iii a, week-end be ready with
data upon certain .points. This will
Include th-access to be given to Vancouver, I i financial ability of the
company. Vie pereennel of the directorate, *.'1 --"her ' th company will be
prpparei li cot istact about fifteen
miles o ifne .si a commencement
within I It* niaontis, and the fares
to be i Ivd. it was pointed out
that in 'Vhe .prsent franchise on
JanuaTt 9l!3.     *0lnt   Grey   would
have a , - "lent fair from any place
ln the n itl*Bipal l:.v fo any point in
Vain ouvi
been as well attended as they might
have been. There had i.e. n ., reason
for ihe lack of attendance at the
meeting in November, occasioned by
the fact that it came the evening before tho plowing match, and also on
account of there being several other
meetings in progress in town on tl'ie
same  evening.
One other reason might be given
for lack of attendance and that was
because the lecturer's themes were
not what was required. The last
speakers were billed to speak on poultry and stock, neither of which
branches of industry were particularly
popular in Delta,
s- -ITtr trt-gc._ Th*e n
taking all tht circumstances into consideration, had been done. There had
been a promise of $3,000 by the government, but up to the present the
municipality had not received a cent
and now they disavowed all responsibility. Some had said why did they
not use rock instead of beach sand.
The answer was that rock was not
available and the concensus of opinion
in the council was that beach sand
should be  used.
Councillor  Benson,
Councillor   Benson    was   the    nexj	
He agreed with the Reeve that the perior .school in connection with Lad- Convpany, and declared that if elected
work on the road was good founda-I ner school, which admits of pupil- hi ...ike tiie best possible bar-
thin work and supported his remarks taking the first part of the High gain with the company. He said that
regarding the light question. He also ' School curriculum. At the present thi company stood in greater jeopardy
contended that the water works were time, seven or eight pupils are taking than the municipality from the 40-
not in the bad condition as stated by advantage of the course. year franchise, as the motor 'bus
Councillor Pybus, and that the work j In order to secure a high school promised to put the ordinary electric
had  been as  well  done    as    possible | it is necessary to have at least twentv
I tram   out
. ....
was   in
under the circumstances.    Mr. Benson   pupils.    Towards the  expense,   which  favor of taking the word "settler" out
Good  Work   Done.
The Reeve  argued-  that,   while  the
roads were by no means perfect, they
were improved  and  the  work  of the
Council   in   this  respect   was  founda-
 ^^^^__^__^__   , tional  and   that   the   liberal   layer   of
:rfgo._ the member* to pay more fbtl.lch ;���__*   wou,. m;lk(i ^ j
attention   to   the  affairs  of  the   insti- Lj,,   battom   ,���' pu,   r���rk   ,-,���   -���   the *
tute and to aid  in  making it of prac-   futlire
tical   value  to  the  community. I     He 'ehaU(.ng���d  the   meeting  to   find
Finance*-   Ilealtli. | ,   man   or   body   of   men   who   could
Dr. Taylor .spoke of the favorable j hove done belter m- to tell them a
condition of the finances of the In- j better way of doing.
Stirute and suggested that a real good Speaking on the subject of the
substantial prize should he offered u water works, the Reeve repudiated all
a means of boosting the plowing p,,rs.,nal responsibility In connection
match. H. J. Hutcherson considered wUh lho ,,,n(iition.s as this work was
that the Agricultural Society was In undertaken before he had any con-
greater need of assistance -and a sub- I trn- .lt all. He had taken the Reeve-
stantial grant would be much appre- | ���-,������ .(f,e- th(. cjntracts were let.    It
It was eventually moved by Dr.
Wilson and seconded by W. J. Fredericks: That $1'00 be granted the Exhibition board for prizes to be competed for by those who are members
Of the Institute, prim- to June HOth.
The question of increasing the prize
list for the plowing match was further witnessed and left over.
In connection with the plowing
match, Mr. Gilchrist objected t<> six
furrows being allowed as a start. He
considered two furrows ample, according to the plan which .he had
seen   in   operation   in   the   Bast.
Tho matter was discussed at some
length, some speaking for and some
against the proposition, lt was eventually moved by Dr. Wilson and seconded by J. Gilchrist: That two furrows be considered a start. Carried.
Ilroildcn  the  S��*-o|K*.
Mr.   E.   Hutcherson  suggested   that
had been said last year this business
was not in good shape now, but he
claimed it w;is better now than then,
for they knew now where they were
In regard to It, which could hardly
be said last year. Dooking back over
the rear he dtfl not sec any bi
mistakes had been made in that regard.
Electric Ligliting.
As to electric lighting he repeated
what he had said on former occasions
I that thi.s question was of local im-
Iportence and should be a local 1m-
i provement. As far aa he could discover the municipal council had absolutely no power or authority to
j make a bylaw for this purpose. The
| contract was utterly Illegal and destitute of authority behind it. There
! was no authority in the Municipal
I Act for work of that kind. He ad-
| vised that they should let it run as
lit was until it went before the legislature.     It  was for them to point out
was agreed with Mr. Pybus that there   would   not   be   less   than   $1,500   per
was   plenty  of  good   water,   but that : annum,   the  government     contrlbu'.. s
the system needed development. $500.    The balance must be made up
��� ...      ��� i by the town or    municipality.    Often
Councillor Brown. .>e   fl-wt   .f  any|   ,_  mu(le  up   llV
Councillor    Brown    thought    these ; increasing student's fees.
criticisms were all coming at a wrong |     "When Delta is ready, without dcubt
time.    Mistakes  had   been  made  and   th6   prov|ncia*    Educational    Depart-
always would be made.    The thing to I ment wil! measure up to the require-
do  was  to  profit  by the mistakes of
the   past  in   the  present  and   future.
He wished to put in a plea for econ-
ortrj  ;<nd gie-.ter efficiency lor establishment   and   maintenence   of   good
roads, and  thought what  was  wanted
was a capable master or foreman who
1 ��� EM i CtK \ V1 F "N VBKT' T"N
of   lhe  agreement.
Councillor Samuel Churchill, candidate for reeve, gave his story in the
council with the many .improvements
that had been introduced during his
three years of office, two of which
had been as chairman of the Board
of Works, lie stated that the agreement with the B.C. Electric Railway
was based on the demand for immediate relief. If they did not get transportation  loiicpn* *_ad   .-.1.: ;��� Industry
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     would not nourish.     He .stated :his un-
An Invention, which should greatly I belief in the probability of the motor
minimize    th,.    discomfort     of     duck  'bus  being a  factor  in  transportation,.
... ���,     .      .      _        .,   shooting   has   been   madt   by   one  of" He felt that it  was safe to  leave  the
would   be  reaponsible   to   the   Council   -^���       .^ mog,  ,)r.lm,n(>nt and capable   matter   in   the   hands   of   the   voter,
for   roads   in   the .municipality.       He ^'������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������,
would be willing to give the money
which as councillor he received for
this purpose, and advocated the appointment of such an officer, whose
salary should be made up from the
councillor's indemnity.
shots. Thi.s device, which consists* of'mid if he was elected he would try
a specially .--instructed stove, the and get the best bargain he could.
-ecret of which is kept religiously      It  He   held   that   it   was   no   business  of
Councillor Kirklnnd.
Councillor Wm. Kirkland reminded
the meeting that the water works engineer hid told the council that before
has been tried out on numerous occasions and has given every satisfaction, it is understood that tiie inventor ha-s applied for letters of patent and that the stuve will shortly be
placed  on  the  market.
The only drawback so far discovered
the city of Vancouver what arrangement the municipality of Point Grey
made  with  the company.
Mr. A. G. Harvey, candidate for
r,-,.\,\ declared against making a
hasty bargain with the company. Ke
said   that   there   wus   no   provision   to
seems   to  be  that  a  person   may   be- give the municipality n  percentage of
_, _ .     _.    ._  _        _     _ j_         ���_iCome  too  intent on  warming  himself the   company's earnings,  either  on  a
good water could be assured  it wou d           L             ;    ...           ,k     ...     _.,���,._ ,,                             ._      ,              ,,       ,  -
f                      ,   *                   .      i             itv,   and  forget to hide on  the appearance mileage  or any  other  basis.     He also
be   necessary   to   connect   pipes   with ..
r-      ._ _    _       _ .   , i of lucks, thereby cs
springs.     For the roads hi- advocated    '      ... .   ....  _    ,, K,��� _v,,,���.in_.
1 ��� ' head  tho maledictions of hb- shooting
it would be wise to broaden the scopo . 11_^^^^^^^^^^^^^__________________
^^^ Its' remedy.     He  wanted also to em
O    Moi
to   11.
as a   i-
sey  h
ORLEANS,   La.,   Jan.
'lean   peaco  is  believed
;gain  threatened  today
s*�� I  of continued shlp-
of   mi.onions     of     war.
eat-oads    ot   cartridges
vt"pr    from    points ln
.mlu.   and   New   Jer-
*  'been   shipped     Into
within the last 60 days.
0000  ocooooooooooo
of the Institute and thud add to
usefulness. He considered that a
number of experiments could profitably lie made as to the capability of
the Delta along a number of horticultural lines. He mentioned celery and
asparagus among other things and
considered that Delta land would be
admirably suited to both. Development along such lines would result
In smaller holdings, and the requirement of more labor.
After some debate the following
committee wa.s appointed to develop
the Idea and report: Mr. I". Hutcherson, A. deR. Taylor, nnd A. D. Paterson.
Mr. Paterson brought up the matter
of abortion of colts in the- district
and thought the time had cine when
there should be a proper investigation
as to the cause. A number of cases
of that  character  had   been  reported
phasize the fact that expenses hail
been Incurred by the Council of an
altogether unexpected character.
There wns a bill for H,8-8 for health,
of which over )1,0>.0 was owing to
outbreak of smallpox.
Another   large   item   paid   last   year
| was   $3,000   on   the  Wilson   law  suit.
i Then  there  was  $900  on   East  Delta
Road, and $S00 for a site for a Municipal Hall.
With   regard   to   this   last   Item   he
I had   come   to   see   tht   great  need   of
la proper place In which to take care
of the documents of the municipality
;and  he  thought It very desirable  that
there should he a fireproof safe.    He
i would also like  to slate  that application  hnd  hpen  duly made  for a gfov-
ernmeni   wharf to bo built at I.miner
and   also   for   dredging   of  the   river.
Warts  Hlgli  School.
in  future a coat  of crushed rock.
Reeve Oliver again ui'fei--U some
explanation. It had been said the
water was no good, also that the Pipe
was no good and that the reservoir
was no good. He wanted to say emphatically that such was not true.
The water w;is good. The pipe line
was good, and he pointed out that
in every case where, a new system
was installed some defects were sure
to   be seen.
Reservoir All RJ-rht.
He claimed this particular work
was Temarkably free from defects.
As regards the reservoir he had with
Councillor Brown made a personal inspection of that and found that the
largest crack he could find would not
admit    the     blade   of   his   jack-knife
more than one inch.
Answering to a question from Dr.
Taylor, the Reeve stated emphatically
that in his judgment the water works
wns not a failure.
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idling down on his j w.,s against giving special rates to
"settlers" and a charge two or three
ti;n, s aa "" ial to outsidi rs. Th ���
should be a uniform tare. Under the
igreement they wire only sure of the
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^transfer to Vancouver up to the end
The Christmas entertainment In of the company's present franchise in
connection with the Anglican church | Vancouver in 1911). There was no
Sunday school 8,t Boundary I5ay. took I provision for building new lines and
place on Wednesday night at the the only way to get new lines would
Boundary Hay schoolhouse. which was be to bonus the company, as portions
filled  to  the doors. j of   Vancouver   had   to   do   to   get   the
There was no formal programme, ; transportation they needed. He urged
the chief interest cencreing around the ; combining with Vancouver and oth-r
tlme-honnred arrival of P.unt .Nicholas I municipalities and forcing a narg: ���
and the distribution of Christmas gifts i with the company which would pi -
to the members of the Sunday school, vide amply for the future-.
The chair was admirably filled by thei Candidates for Ward Councillors
superintendent of the sehool, Mr, R. lalso spoke, Mr. Thos. Le Messurlar
Smith, and after the distribution of in Ward1 I. i rgc.,1 the passage of the
gifts, an abundance of refreshments! franchise bylaw, with Mr. W. AI. Blair
was served (in   Ward   ll.   favoring   it;   Councillor
C.    E.    Ciugston,   Ward   IV..    Mr.    R,
The event wound up with J. dance
for which music wa--s supplied by ] Wells. Ward IV., and Mr J
Messrs. Swan, M'-Ciil!ough and others.
The night wm exceptionally tine, and
the number drove out from town
greatly   < njoyed   the trip.
Kx-Coiineillor   Ktttaon,
Mr.   R,   Kittson,   an   ex-Councillor,
saiil     he     wa.s   not   a   candidate,   but
Wished to suggest a change in system
I of  administration.
He was strongly of opinion that wo
shoujd have a municipal road engineer
or superintendent of roads, and wished
to   propose   that:   "In   the  opinion   of I
this   meeting   it   is   deemed   advisable I _���_.__..!
to   appoint   a   capable  road   foreman ' J"* l*<--m<" ��* the season wlth the ,ocal
and cease  to  pay counellmen  any  In-
di mnity."
VKT-ORJA, Jan. 3.���Ice hockey,
wltn all the thrills that thc West has
hoard of, was introduced in grand
style to over 2500 people at the Victoria Arona last night, when the New
Westminster   septette   won   the   open
team, by a score of 8 to 3. Not that
the home team was outclassed by any
means, for fho matcn was ar. fast In
and he thought the assistance of the I 0n- nther matttr h(, wmi)d ,lk_
government experts should be solicited i a wo-d ,ipon WM ln relaUon t0 sch(>ols,.
to arrive at a means of coping with
the matttr. The following committee
was reported to take the matter In
hand, Dr. A. deR. Taylor, Dr. Wilson, A. D. Paterson. C. Davis, and A.
The meeting then adjourned.
Si me dla  u.sli n ��� nsui d, led b*j John ,
Oliver,  who said doubtless all agreed j ���vw  respect  as  the   game  given   ifl
! to  the  principle,  it  was  unassailable, ! ��he East-     But th*' ,oC*> *���&�������� was
jbut   was   it   practicable?     Ultimately, j WJak- whup nn nu< Opposite hand the
' phenomenal   work   of   l**rnie  Johnson,
the motion was put and declared carried,  and  the  meeting  terminated.
Following is the meteorological report for tho month of December:
Rainfall, 7��_ Inches; snowfall, 18
inches. Rain fell on 16 days of the
month; snow fell on four days.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4���Opening an imitation leather suitcase
which had been left at the Ferry
news stand on December 6, an employee today found crushed into the
travelling bag the dead body of a
month old baby girl. The little vfc-
tlm's head was smashed. The person
who checked the suitcase Is as yet
unidentified. The police of the harbor station are working on the case.
IlI/AZE   IN  THE    l"E(*.
starting   from
Man., Jan. 4���Fire I
a carelessly thrown
cigarette destroyed tho Excelsior
motor works and garage with 20 |
automobiles and eight houses ami
two stores. The loss was over $200,-
000. With the thermometer thirty
below the firemen had a terrible time
getting control of the flames.
point, and Lehman In goal, was mire
than the forwards of Patrick's team
could fatnom. The game was fast
In every sense of tho word, a,nd thc
ice was In perfect shape. The visitors showed th tt thnlr training had
been more finished than the Vi toria
winnim; nfmhers
The following were tho winning
numbers at the Ne* Year's drawing at
Reagh's shoe store: 19-30, 378, 1923,
1759, 1346, 185, 2-220, -637, 2308,
 | Allen.
Ward V., opposing it; Mr. D. Grant,
Ward V., supporting it. All those ,,, -
posing th,,. bylaw urged that the municipality should wait, Join forces with
Vancouver and Burnaby, and secure
a Joint franchise with the company
winch would work out to the mutual
benefit of ail.
Ex-Reeve   Howe also  spoke  to  the
same  effect.
I'll.LEI)   ItV   (il'NPOWDER.
KEiiitisi'U.i.", p dnt Grey, Jan, I
Another fatal powder accident - -
ourred in this municipality yester
afternoon, when a man named N'..
cleur, employed ;u- a powder man ai
Mr. M. 1". Cotton's camp, ���-. hi, h
clearing land for the University si:, .
was instantly killed by thi explosion,
Nacleur had laid a numb, r of chargi I
and. undt r the impression that Bill
had been tired, ran to Investigate the
result. One of the charges had held
llr.. evidently and exploded Just as ne
reached it. The unfortunate man was
hurled some distance into tho air by
the fore of the explosion. Men in
the vicinity immediately rushed to the
scene, but Nacleur was dead wn**n
they reached him. His face was horribly burnt and ona shoulder almost
torn from his body. Mr. Shirley,
foreman ln charge of the work, thei:
telephoned for the local police. The
body was removed to one of the city
undertaking parlors. ��*vV -
Mr. Asnhncl Smith Spunks of Hte Re-
Oent Journey in <'-oii*|k*ii>  With
r. c. Potatoes,
Mr. Asahael Smith is onco more at
home after his lengthy absence in
connection with the prize-winning potato exhibit. He professes to have
greatly enjoyed the trip, In spite of
its strenuous character, but Is nevertheless very glad to be home again.
He considers that the money it has
cost to collect and prepare the , x-
hibit will come back to the province
a  thousandfold.
The first display wa.s, of course,
arranged at the Irrigation Congress,
in Madison Square Gardens, New-
York, iNovember  3   to   11.
At this exhibition some 200,000 peo-
plo   passed   through   the   gates.       The
flrst   few   days   were   somewhat   of   a
disappointment,    possibly    on   accouti
of a difference between the manager
of the exhibition and! the newspapers.
which   led   to   the   papers   boyeottin
the   fair.        However,   the   attendant
grew daily and the exhibition wns considered   to   be a great   success.
This was lhe first exhibition of it.
kind to be held in New York, and th'
arrangements were naturally some
what crude, and the plan adopted ol
giving    certain    contractors    6X0)uslVi
rights for ( irpe rk, decoration.*
photography, etc.. greatly dehi.vec
matters on account of there not being
a sufficient number of men avuilabli
for the expeditious completion of thi
work. The staging for the potato ex
hibit was .prepared for them, but they
had to ,pay over $2*0 for work whirl
should have been accomplished foi
half the money.
British Columbia's potato exhibit attracted very wide spread attention and
the judge, M-r. Eugene Grubh, spe
dally appointed by the United State*
government, stated, in conversation
with Mr. Smith, that the British Columbia exhibit was without a peer
There were sixty-six competitors in
the series, and B.C. was the sixty-
first   to  enter.
The other potato exhibits were short
on varieties and: more than that they
lacked uniformity, running in weight
from pounds to as many ounces. The
gentlemen in charge of the B.C. exhibit were besieged with enquiries and
had to combat a great deal of ignorance and pre-conceived ideas as to
Oana-da, and especially British Columbia, which was generally regarded as
a land of mountains, ice and snow.
In Chicago, they found an entirely
different state of affairs. The exhibition had 'been recurring annually for
a number of years and arrangements
weTe very complete ami comprehensive. The attendance was immense,
totalling if! the 2:2 days. 32*0.000; Mr.
"Smith spoke of this exhibition as one
cf the largets, best managed and successful he had ever attended.
For the Chicago exhibition, in addition to the vast amount of stuff
_flrought in by tho various railways
and other sources, the Great Northern
Railway Company brought In, ten !
shiploads of exhibits. Speaking of the
O.N.R., Mr. Smith spoke very highly
of the unfailing courtesy and consideration received from that company.
Anything they could do to facilitate
matters was cheerfully and promptly
At Chicago, there were no awards'.
the exhibition being purely educational. All day long, cinematograph
lectures were i nprogress, showing the
possibilities, products and scenery of
the various states, in that particular
-British Columbia was handicapped,
hut look forward tn ha.ve the trouble
remedied  before anothi-r year.
Mr. Smith made note of the special
liens emphasized by the various states
of the union, each specializing on their
most desiirabie horticultural and agricultural products.
Another feature of the exhibition
was the giving away of carloads of
iproduce by the various states���a.p-ples
oranges, potatoes, etc, as souvenirs
of  the   exhibitions.
One thing which struck Mt. Smith
was tn.- vast aUt_ntKin_ being paid
to the growing of alfalfa. In certain
states it seemedi to be a craze and
was being used for all kinds of purposes.
The exhibit was then taken to g|t
Paul with a view to exhibiting at thr
big show there. They were nol allowed space, however, on account of
the exhibits being confined to seven
adjoining states. The managers ol
the B.C. exhibit, however, were men
of resource and nothing daunted
rented  a  suitable  building in a   public
place;   fixed   up   their   prise-winning
display; deluged 'he city with dodger!
and .proceeded to run their own show
Thoiiasnds ame aud saw and naked!
questions, all of which wen- cheer-I
fully   answered.
A lar.g(. proportion of the B.C. ,-x-'
hibit was given to the Great Northern
IRailway to be utilized for exhibition
purposes in their bra-veiling exhibition
ears, which are travelling backward!1
and forwards continually, and being
visited  by thousands from the smaller
Paradise of tne Pacific Net In
It Witli That Promised.
districts   of   the   vorioui
Tha Nation Born In a Day Does Not Refer to Heathen Conversion, Says Pastor Russell, but to "the Church Which
Is the Body of Christ"���"Whose
Names Are Written In Heaven."
Honolulu.      Hawaii. December 17.
���As our ship near-
ed  your  beautiful
island   I   thought
buck a century to
the     time     when
these islands were
uncivilized  It called to my mind the
text.   "Who   batb
heard     such     il
thing?    Who batb
seen   such   tilings'.'
^^^^^^^^       Shall the eartb be
made to bring forth tn one day?   Shall
ja   nuilon   be   born   at   once?"���Isaiah
Ixvt. S
Then I (bought of bow your Island
1 bns been styled the "Paradise of the
i Pacific/' The reality surpasses my
I expectations Yet as I think of the
i glorious 'conditions which the Bible
; tells us shall prevail throughout tbe
j whole earth under Messiah's Kingdom,
j I perceive that even the "Paradise ot
I the Pacific" falls far short of the "Paradise of God."
God  has declared that the earth ls
I His footstool, and that in due time un-
| der Messiah's  Empire.  He will  make
the place of His feet glorious.
Ths Last Enemy Death.
It is been use Cod has already dealt
bountifully will) your, island nnd given
you in advance many of those blessings promised to the whole eartb that
your Island is styled a Paradise. Nevertheless, you all need to pray with
the remainder of mankind for the coming of the Kingdom of Messiah and its
blessings���"Thy Kingdom come. Thy
will be done on earl!-, ns it is doDe in
four cemeteries were early in evi
deuce telling us that here, too. ln this
Paradise, men die. Your hospital and
physicians' signs tell us that here, too.
men-are sick. But in tbe Paradise
whieh <f��otl has promised to establish
under Messiah's Kingdom, the inhabitants will not say. "1 am sick." Ultimately there will be no more sighing,
no more dying, and no more crying
because all -the former things of sin
and death will bave passed away nnd
Be that shall sit upon the throne will
make all things new. (Rev. xxt, 4, S.)
The Holy Nation Born.
Pastor Russell expounded bis text,
showing by the context that it refers
to the resurrection of the Church. He
declared that the begetting of the
Holy Spirit in the present life constitutes God's people embryo new creatures ln Chrlsl: that this begetting
and embryo development, according to
the Scriptures, concludes in death,
and that the resurrection moment, the
attainment of glory, honor and immortality as spirit beings beyond the veil
will be lhe birth of this new creation
of God���ihe elect Church���"the Rride.
the Lamb's wife."
Pastor Russell pointed to the declara
tion of tbe Apostle that Jesus in His
resurrection became the "Eirst-boro
from tbe dead." "the Kirst born among
many brethren" who attain a similar
resurrection, and who nre. therefore,
said to share in llis resurrection.
Our text points us down to the
thousand-year day of Messiah's King-
"oin - 'he day s" ion" foretold the <!:iy
of earth's blessing, in which the "Sun
of Righteousness" will scatter the
darkness of sin and bring blessings to
all mankind. It is the Psalmist who
tells us thnt the Church will be blessed of the Ix-rd in that glorious day.
but in advance of the world. Thus
we rend. "God will help ber right early in the morning."'  "(Psalm xlvi. 5.1
That privileged time in which the
Church will be helped, in which she
will be passed from earthly conditions
to heavenly conditions, is in our text
spoken of as her birthday. St. Peter
tells ns that the church is tbe noly
Nation to which God frequently refers
in the prophecies || Peter il. 9,i The
Head of the Church was burn from the
'lend more than eighteen centuries ago;
the Rody is to come forth now. the
Holy Nation complete, perfect und fully equipped by tbe lessons and experiences passed through in tbe present
To this  Holy   Nation  will  be given
towns    and ���     	
states [the control of the world under the sn-
l)onatlon.s of poUtUea were also | pervlslnn of her Lord nnd Redeemer:
made to the .Salvation Army in St "To him that overcometli will 1 grant
Paul f>��r distributions among the poor to sit with Me in My throne"-"! will
and also t,P th.- st. Paul's Orphans'I give him power over tbe nations���he
Home. I shall  rule them  with a  rod of Ircn "
Mr. Smith believes that as a result iThrough this nation blessing Is to proof   the   preparations  and   Presentation |ce<,d to n|| ,he f,imj|,-s 1)f|he parth
of  the  exhibit,   thousands   wil   Ibe   led I
to   the   gateway   province   of   Canada.! Look Now at Our Text,
and    will   eventually   become   citizens!    Verse seven  pictures the Church  ns
Ring Out Tif Old,
Ring In Tif km
���f   Briti-sh   Columbia.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 1���'Shoot"
said Mrs. Gertrude de Cortes, baring
her breast. Click, click, click. Her
husband pulled the trigged. "Foiled"
he cried. He's a Filipino. She had
taken the cartridges out. Today he's
suing  for  divorce.
SMM's Gun
a mother, and pictures Messiah us a
man���tbe Head of the Church which
Is His Body. This is tbe great Deliverer referred to by St. Paul in Romans
xl. 2(5. He It is that, coming out of
Zlon. shall be tbe Deliverer of Israel,
who shall "turn away ungodliness from
Jacob." Verse 9 connects tbe resurrection birth of the Head with tbe resurrection birth of the Body. Woold God
bring forth tbe Head. Jesus, and then
fall to bring forth tbe church. His
Body? Nay. verily: His faithful shall
share in "His resurrectij-n" aa prom-
iaed-PhlUppiat-i til, 10.
ING out the old year, ring ln
the new!"
In every country of the
world where civilization has
taught mankind tbe importance of eel
ebrating his heliiiays brazen throated
bells will obey this injunction at the
midnight memcat which marks the
passing of 1*011 itite 1912.
Every bell, every chime, every peal,
come it from brass or steel or g'a-j;:..
sounding in mellifluous beauty in the
silence ef night, marks, the observance
of a custom that goes back not less
than fifteen centuries.
Ring out tbe old year, ring in the
new, is not an Impulse te celebrate
with mere noise another swing of Father Time's scythe. The custom has
a sign! lieu nee. n beauty of meaning
identified wilh some of the earliest observances ef the church.
From remotest antiquity hells played a part in religious worship, la Egypt
the feast of Osiris was announced by
the ringing of bells. Aaron and ether
Jewish high priests wore bells attached to their vestments, ln Athens the
priests of Cjbe'e used bells iu the';-
rites; the Greeks employed them lu
camps and garrisons, and the -.est
solemn moment in the ritual of the
Catholic church is preceded by the
ringing of silver chimed bells.
Paulinns, bishop of Nola. introduced
the bell Into the Christian worship iu
the year 400 A. D.
The first bells were made in Campania, hence the term campanile or bell
The adoption of the bell Into the
services of the church soon gave the
chimes the comforter's office In the
minds of the devout In their simple
faith the worshipers believed that consecrated bells had the power to prevent Moruis. to drive away evil spirits
and to bring repose to the sufferer.
The direct forerunner of the New
Year bell is what was known ns the
"passing bell." This was rung at the
death of a believer. In theory devils
troubled the expiring patient.
Rut the peals of a consecrated bell
were believed to possess a potency
thnt the most malignant of devils
could not withstand: hence with every death the ringing of the holy bells
exorcised the evil spirits and assured
the soul a happy passing Into a future
untroubled peace.
From this ancient custom developed
easily and naturally the habit of ringing out the old year and ringing iu
the new.
Centuries have passed, a thousand
years, and still 600 more bave been
numbered since the flrst New Year
was hailed by the music of tuned
brass, but man still finds tbe custom
beautiful and comforting, and 10!
will be sainted by more peals than any
of Ita predecessors.
The bell most favored Is made of tin
and copper. In tbe reign of Henry 11.
experts decreed tbat a bell should have
two parts of copper and one of tin.
When Mr. Layard made his famous investigation of the ruins of Nineveh be
found beautifully toned bells where
the proportion was ten parts of copper
against one of tin. Utter experts bave
decided that four to one is about the
right proportion. Experiments have
also been made with bells of brass,
German silver, real silver and gold.
Some made of steel were shown to
have a beautiful tone, but deficient
from the fact that it could not be sustained. " Glass bells of great thickness
give out an exquisite melody, but the
material Is too brittle to withstand the
constant impair of the clapper.
So most of the bells that greet 1912
will be made according to the formula
of fear parts copper to one part liu.
The most famous of the bells that
have greeted New Year are now silenced for all time. Oue is a prized
relic of the world's greatest autocracy;
the other is a worshiped memento of
tbe struggle for liberty thnt launched
into existence thc world's mightiest re
public.    ,
The great bell of Moscow, now lo
cated In the Kremlin, was cast in
1734. It was the design of its makers
that it should fill the air with a volume of melody that should make it
world famous. In both height and di-
anieter this colossus of bells ls twenty-
one feet.    It weighs 103 tons.
But how vain is thc planning of
mankind is proved by the tragic career of this monster of sound. Only
for three years did It toll forth tbe beginning of the new year. Cast In
1734, lt remained in Its place till 1737.
Then it fell during a fire and from Its
great weight sank deeply Into the earth.
For exactly one century It was permitted to remain buried.
Then it was raised, but the excavators found in Its side a gaping hole,
where a great piece had been broken
out. No more should the bell ring.
But they raised it. placed it on a solid
foundation, and it now forms the
dome of a small chapel made by excavating the space beneath lt. Now,
though It may no lonper ring in the
uew year, it can be the sanctuary for
the New Year prayers of the faithful.
Every New Year eve citizens of
Philadelphia gather around tbe shrine
of liberty. Independence hall, to hear
tbe new year rung in. Formerly this
service was performed by the bell now
known as the Liberty bell.
Before that memorable day in 1770
when the nation's fathers gave forth
to tbe world their Declaration of Independence, whose signing was heralded by tbe ringing of liberty hell.
the old bell had baea uaed to ring to
the new year.
*���'������*"~ 't
School Entertainment Highly tucccss-
ful���Teacher of School IU.
The school closing and Christmas ��..
tertalnment was held in the Institute
Hall on Friday, 22nd inst at 8 p. rn.
Long before the hour arrived the hall
was filled to its utmost capacity t,o
see the children go through their
programme which they did in a most
creditable manner under the direction
of the teacher Miss R. M. Cook, assisted by it. J. Anton, the hall was
beautifully decorated and the Christmas tree, shone in a thousand different lights.
The following was the programme:
Address of  Welcome���Alfred  Food.
Song���Strawberry Hill   ....   Scholars
Recitation���The Bad Little Boys . .
    Bob  Mason
Dialogue���Calendar Land,  Mistletoe,
Holly,     New    Year.     Old    Year,
Molly, Santa Claus and Spirit of
Song���The Snow Brigade   	
    School   Boys
Recitation���Always    Trouble    Sunday Morn   Lily Rearsley
Dialogue���Dotty Damming and girls.
Song���race Darling ....Mary Hugen
Recitation���The Gamblers Wife   . .
    Hilda Mantylu
Song���Cherry Blossom
Laura Kirk, Cymbllne Standbrltfge,
and Chorus.
Recitation���Johnnie's   better   ....
     Oronl    Gibson
Dialogue���A Country Aunt's Visit to
Town       School  Girls
Recitation���Christinas Day Has Come
at Last  Bessie McClay
Santa Clans made his appearance
amid a good deal of noise and bells,
and the tooting of horns, and after a
struggle through the crowd he proceeded to wish the children joy. The
school children responded to his
greeting by singing "For He's a Jolly
Good Fellow." Then came the dismantling of the tree, all the children
being remembered. Great was Ihe
surprise of .Mr. Ponnycook when he
found tha'. he had been included with
the children and was made the recipient of a rememberance from
Santa Claus which took the form of
a memorial, which was signed by 33
children attending the school. The
gift took the form of a Waterman
fountain pen. The teacher of the
school Miss Cook was made the recipient of an illuminated address and
a satchel which purported to come
from the parents of the children attending the school. Miss Cook expressed her appreciation of the gift
In an appropriate manner. A vote of
thanks was tendered Miss Cook for
the able manner in which she had
trained the children for the entertainment and for the capable manner in
which she had conducted the affairs
of the school.
The entertainment was brought to
a close  by the singing of Auld Lang
Syne and God Save the King.
Enjoyable Dance.
On Saturday the 23rd inst, an informal dance took place under the
auspices of the Farmer's Institute.
There war a goodly crowd in attendance and a more sociable gathering
could not be very well found. The
music wan provided by Messrs. L.
Wlldgrube, E. Wlldgrube, C. Slee and
Mrs. Wlldgrube which was of the
highest order.
Thanks to the management of thc
institute who have been able to settle the difficulty about the ball to the
satisfaction of the majority of the
people of the hill. Refreshments
were served about 11 p.m. and the
dance broke up before 12 p.m. so that
quietness would prevail before Sunday
A marriage" took place here, a few
days ago. the contracting parties being Miss M. M. Jack and Mr. Adam
Walker, Vancouver. Miss Jack was
the recipient of many gifts and compliments and a large crowd gathered
in the Institute hall to celebrate the
occasion with a supper and dance.
Farmer's Institute.
The annual meeting of the Farmer's institute will be held on Saturday, January 6 at 8 p.m. It is to be
expected that there will he a large
turnout of members and others interested. Ladies are specially invited
to attend. At this meeting, notice of
a series ot meetings under the horticultural branch of the department of
agriculture  will be discussed. The
department has seen fit to hold a
short course here and six lectures will
be given in connection with this
course. Now it is up to the membership to be enthusiastic and turn out
and assist the management to make
a success of the institute and the district and leave a favorable impression on the lecturers that conte to
address them.
Department of Agriculture   Arranges
Scries of  Horticultural
(From  The  British  Columbian.)
Under the management of Deputy
Minister of Agriculture W. E. Scott
-nd Provincial Archardist R. M.
1,'nslow, a series of lectures and demonstrations ln fruit and vegetable
grow.ng wm be held throughout the
district. This particular course will
be under c*r direction of the horticultural bran-.-, of the department of
agriculture. Dat*.? and places have
been arranged as follow*,:
Aldcrgrove. Monday, January i_,
1912, 2 p.m.
Strawberry Hill, Monday, January
15, 2 p. m.
Langley, Tuesday, January 16, 2 p.
Sardls (Eden Bank Hall), Tuesday
and Wednesday, January 16 and 17,
1.30  p.  m.  Tuesday.
Abbotsford, Thursday, January 18,
2 p. m.
Not only fruit and vegetable growers,   but   all   agriculturists   will   find
the lectures on  Boils,  cultivation  and
plant growth, of value to them.
Short  Courses.
Short course ln fruit and vegetable
growing to be held under tho direction of the horticultural branch of the
department of agriculture at:
Aldergrove, Monday, January 15,
Strawberry Hill, Monday, January
Langley, Tuesday, January 16.
Sardis, Eden ank Hall, Tuesday and
Wednesday, January 16 and  17.
Abbotsford,  Thursday,  January  18.
Themes and Speakers.
At Aldergrove, on January 15, the
programme will be: Pruning demon-
straton, M. S. Middleton; soil cultivation and fertility, J. F. Carpenter.
Evening���7.30, small fruit culture, J.
F. Carpenter; 8.30, renovation of neglected orchards, M. S. Middleton;
9.JO, illustrated lecture.
At Strawberry Hill, January- 15���
Pruning demonstration, H. Thornber;
soil cultivation and fertility, B. Hoy;
fruit growers' vegetable garden, P. E.
French. Evening: 7.30, commercial
vegetable growing, P. E. French;
8.30, small fruit culture, II. Thornber; 9.30, orchard pests nnd their
control,  B.  Hoy.
At Langley, January 16���Pruning
demonstration, M. S. Middleton; soil
cultivation and fertility, J. F. Carpenter. Evening: 7.30, orchard pests
and t,heir control, J. F. Carpenter;
8.30, renovation of old orchards, M.
S.  Middleton;  9.30, illustrated lecture.
Sardis, Eden Bank Hall, Jonuary
16 and 17���Types of soils, B. Hoy;
soil cultivation and fertility, H.
Thornber; commercial vegetable
growing, P. E. French. Evening:
7.30, fruitgrower's vegetable garden,
P. E. French; S.30, orchard pests and
their control, B. Hoy; 9.30, grafting
and budding demonstration, If.
Thornber. Wednesday: Pruning demonstration, M. S. Middleton; plant
growth, J. F. Carpenter. Evening:
7.30, sprays and spraying, J. F. Carpenter; 8.30, selection of nursery
stock, orchard plants and planting,
M. S. Middleton; 9.30, Illustrated lecture.
Abbotsford, on January 18���Pruning demonstration, H. Thornber; soil
cultivation and fertility, B. Hoy;
fruitgrowers vegetable garden, P. E.
French. Evening: 7.30, commercial
growing, P. B. French; 8.30, culture
of small fruits, B. Hoy; 9.30. grafting and budding demonstration, H.
SALMON PACK <;0'��l>.
1011  Results    of    Salmon    dunning
Operations Turn Out Far Belter
Than Anticipated.
With tho exception of. 1905 th*
British Columbia salmon pack for
1911 shows the best results dneo
1902, and even ln 1905 the total for
the past twelve months is only exceeded by a very small mirgin. Tha
case count for the 1911 pack shows
the gratifying tot��,' nt-918,965, again**!
762,201 for 1910. Ev<*,ry ,-.__#''*��� *; Included ".h this total shews! ���a*0"---*
remarkable Increase, >arl��rtaTii
fr-v.u thc Eraser river, whureliy*"..'Total his jumped to 301,344 ia.ea in
1911, against 223,148 in 111*.]
The following table of comparative
periods by years will prove ��f sea-
em! interest, as not.having been mad*
public heretofore:
4 1911.
eraser River .. . 301,344
Skeena River . . 2*4 410
Naas River .. .. 65,684
Rivers Inlet .. . 101,066
Outlying    226,461
190 J
547.4*9      K9.4M
Totals    ..    ..
Fraser River ..
Slcecna River  .
Naas River  ..   .
Rivers   Inlet   ..
Totals       542.089
Thes�� figure* are best proof that Brl
lish Coliimbia'H salmon Industry Is In *���
danger of solng back, aii(t all statements
made earlier in the year of a shortage In
iw k must needs be discredited In view ef
ibis final showing-.
While the pack of 1911 shows an
Increase of 186,764 coses over 1��1��,
there Is a decrease of 182,406 in the
total of Sockeyes In favor of lilt,
which ie made up, however, by an
Increase of more than a hundred psr
cent in red Springs, a considerable
gain ln Chunis and white Springs ana"
more than S00 per cent in Cohoes,
though the 1911 pack shows a tebal
disappearance of Steolheads. whiah
however, is no serious loss by any
means as lt amounted to only Ut
cases ln   1910.
Taken by districts the Fraser rlvar
shows a considerable revival in 1*11
over 1910, as does also the Skeena'
river, Naas river, Rivers Inlet and
outlying  districts   In   general. Al
though the Naas river district was
the only one in 1910 furnishing
Steelheads, lt has nevertheless pulled
up from a grand total of 31,720 cases
in 1910 to 65,684 cases in 1911, not-
withstandlng the total disappearance
of that particular species.
The following table of brands will
prove of interest, as showing the respective  increases  and   decreasesf
Names 1911 1110
Sockeyes 383,509     565,91.".
Red  Springs       38,751       l.,JM
White   Springs          1,705 MT-'
Chunis 91.951       68.862
Pinks  305,247       34,61".
Steelheads  14-
Grand   total
..918,963     762,211
VANCOUVER, IDC.. Jan. 3��� Enable to survive the terrible burns she
received when her clothes caught fin-
on Sunday afternoon, Mrs W. Watt,
of h.12 Twelfth avenue west, died in
the General Hospital this morning.
OAKLAND, Jan. 4���Frank Ogden,
son of a superior court judge, has
appealed to that tribunal for a writ
of mandate compelling the Board of
Education to reinstate him in the
high school from which he wa. expelled.
PARIS, Jan. 4.���So ipopul'.ir has the
fight game become in Europe that the
Monte Carlo authorities have decided
to turn promoters and stage open air
bouts between champions of thc
squared circle. M. Cocquelle, with full
powers to ac is negotiating with Geo.
Carpentler, French champion welter
and middle-weight, aiul Jim Sullivan,
middleweight champion of England,
for a match on March 1. Oocquellr
believes the Introduction of boxing will
add to the popularity of the famed
gambling resort.
FORT LANGLEY, Dec. _0.���-Christmas festivities wore commenced at the
fort on Wednesday, Dec. 20, when the
Langley Choral Society gave their annual concert in the Presbyterian
church, under the auspices of thc
Ladies' Aid Society. The building was
uell tilled by an appreciative audience,
and the programme which was lengthy
and varied, wan well Tendered
throughout. The concerted number*
were: "Christmas Bells," "Believe me
if all those endearing young charms,"
"Hail to the Chief," "All Among the
Barley," "Cherry Ripe," "Three
Fishers," "Hey, Diddle, Diddle," "Departure." apd "O! Canada."
The quartettes: "Ye Banks and
Braes," Drink to Me Only," and "Stars
of the Summer Night," earned well
merited applause, as did also the duet
"Isle of Beauty," which was sung by
Misses A. and D. Hlne. The fine
tenor voice of Mr. Primrose gave full
value to Elgar's "Land of Hope and
Glory," and Mr. Provan was heard to
advantage In "Mary of Argyle." But
perhaps the greatest pleasure ��iu
evinced at the songs rendered by tie"
Misses V. and E. Coulter and Drew
Macintosh. These young ladles, In
the numbers "Beautiful Flowers."
"Banks of Allan Water," and "Blue
Bells of Scotland," respectively, sang
to tunefully and confidently, that the
result camo as a great surprise to their
numerous friends in the audience.
After the concert, the members of
the choir and their friends were delightfully entertained and feasted at
the home of Mrs. J. M. Johnstone,
who with Miss Lalng and Mrs. W. J.
Mcintosh, made everyone feel happy
and comfortable until a late hour.
The choir will re-assemble for the
practice otf neW music on the fir.sr
Wednesday in February, and all Interested in part singing are cordially
invited  to join thc society.
��� *_____--.
Falling  Tree   Crashes  Through   Roof
on Family Seated at Their New
Year's Dinner.
(From The British Columbian.)
EDMONDS, B.C., Jan. 2.���Mrs. '
Artnur H. Smith was fatally injured
and Mr. Smith was badly bruised and
their four children had narrow escapes from injury when their home at.
Royal Oak, "Alta Vista." subdivision, district lot 158, was wrecked by
a falling tree while the Smith family
were enjoying their New Year's dinner. The accident occurred at about
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. At
that time Mr. and Mrs. Smith and
three of their children were seated at
the table eating, while the fourth
child was sick i.u bed at one end of
the room. Two men named Dickson
and Mintie, loggers, woro cutting
down trees ln the vicinity of the
Smith home and one of the big trees,
in falling, crashed through the roof of
the Smith home, badly wrecuing the
house and smashing all of the furniture in the place witn the single
exception of the bod ln which the sick
child was lying. When tho family
heard the great tree crash against the
root of their little nomo, Mr. Smith
and the chllJjren sprang from the
table to one side of the room. Mrs.
Smith instinctively turned to protect
her sick child and was struck by tho
u-ee and fatally injured, while Mr.
Smith was badly scratched and
bruised, but none of the onildren were
Neighbors at once went to the assistance of the family and took them!
all to tha home of Mr. Pierre Lann-4
bert, nearby, where Mrs. Smith died
of her Injuries last evening. Stae was
conscious when taken from the
wrecked house and the first thing mme
did was to oak if the sick child was
safe. Cnief of Police Parkinson was
notified of the accident this morning
and is now on tho scene making an
PROVI.VCIAIj appointments.
The following appointments have
been Gazetted:
Benjimin Butler Marr, of Langley,
In the County ot Westminster, M.D.,
to be a coroner within and for tne
province of  British Columbia.
Frank A. McKinnon, of Goose Bay,
to be a Notary Public.
Johji Spouse, of the City of Victoria
lo be an assistant teacher in the provincial Normal School from the 1st
day of January, 1912.
Herbert Walnwright Edwaxdaon, of
the city of Victoria, to be a clerk In
the Department of Pulblic Works,
from th* 1st day of September, 1111.
, Right Hon.    Robert    Laird    Borden
!     Now���Canada's Premier Elevated
to Empire's Council.
(From the British Columbian.)
LONDON, Jan. 2.���Tne Now Years
honor list this year Is unusually short.
PremleT Borden Is made a member of
tho Imperial Privy Council. In addition Ave other Canadians are honored   by King George.
Tho recipients are Right Hon. Robert Laird Borden, member of the
Privy Council, Premier of Canada.
Sir John Morrison Gibson, K.C., M.
G., Llcut.-Governor of Ontario.
Sir Joseph Pope, K.C., M.G., Under
Secretary of External Affairs.
Sir Edmund B. Osier, K.C., member of the Canadian Parliament.
Sir Rudolp'no Forgot. K-C, member of tne Canadian Parliament.
Thomas Cooper Bovllle, C.B., Deputy Minister of Finance.
Shilohb Cult
P. 0. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON, Prop.	
LADNER,  -   -  B.C.
All Modern  Convencies,   Newly   Furnished.   Well Heated,   Sample  Hoom
American and  European Plan
First Class Cuisine
** Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors & Cigars
Rates Reasonable
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Nat   and   Lump  Coal   for  Sale
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays^ at 11 au.m., second and fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 am.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Friday evening,
Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C. Hoyle,
Gat hollo.
Church services will be held every
���'char Sunday, beginning with Sunday.
November 14, 1.0s: Parochial mas*
at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, t p.m.;
evening devotion, 3 p.m.; low mass
turn folio-wing Monday, . a.m. F.
Klentz, D.L., pariah priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m
���nd 7:36- p.m.; class meeting, aftet
the 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 Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m.
and 7.30 p.m.; weak night services on
Thursday evening at T.SO o'clock. Rev
J.  J.   Hastie, minister.
��� Baptist.
Sabbath services.���Crescent Island,
t p.m.; Sundayachool, 2 p.m.. Lad-
aer, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school at 11
a.m.; prayer meeting on Wednesday
mt 7:30 p.m. Rev. C. R. Blunden,
Incorporated 1910.
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
Fish Market
Fresh Fish in Season
Oysters in Season
Smoked Fish
Delta municipality is situated at
ihe mouth of the Fraser river in the
finest agricultural district in Canada.
The chief Interests in the Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture, market gardening and horse breeding.
The 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
in Canada, in the year 1909 between
40,000 and 50,000 tons of produce
were raised ln the Delta district.
Along the south bank of the Frasar
river there are sites for all industries.
Board of Trade ��� President, A.
Davlt; Secretary, W. H. Wilson.
Justices of the Peace���R. E. Kittson
H. D. Benson, H. J. Kirkland, Wm.
E. Curtis, J. B. Burr, J. McKee.
Coroner and Health Inspector���Dr.
A. A. King.
School Board���Chairman, S. Wright
Secretary, N. A. McDiarmid.
Farmers' Instltutt���President, T.
Hume;   Secretary,   N.   A.   McDiarmid.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective
Association���President, John McKee;
Secretary, H. J. Hutcherson.
Delta Agricultural Society���President, H. J. Hutcherson, Secretary, A.
dtrf. Taylor.
Member of Parliament���J. D. Taylor. New Westminster.
Member of Loca' Legislature���F. J.
MacKenzie, New Westminster.
boat Sailings���8S New Delta,
leaves Ladner every day for Steveston at 8:?0 a-ru, and 3:30 p.m., connecting with ��he B.C.E.R. for Vancouver. Returning leaves Steveston
at 8:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. S.S.
Transfer leaves for New Westmin-
tter daily, except Sundays, at 7 a.m.,
and returning leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m., reaching Ladner at
6:30 p.m. I   .
Railways���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon dally for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.; returning leaves Vancouver at 2:30 p.m.
reaching Port Guichon about 7.30 p.
Lulu Island Branch, G. H, Framklin,
Ix" fa* Manager; Vancouver to Eburne
ari.J Steveston���Cars leave Gnamvllle
Street Depot (at north end of bridge
erv��r 1 J]<_e Creek) at 6:30 a-m. and
hourly until 10:30 p.m. Special car
tar Eburne at 6:00 a.m. Carre leave
St-Veston at 6:30 a.m. amd hourly until 10:30 p.m. -Sunday Service���FlTst
dsire leave edt'her terminus tut 8:30 a.m.
Houcriy service -hereafter until 10:30
p. m.
Post Oitlco���Hours 8 a.m., to 7 p.m
Mall for Vancouver close at 3 p. m.
For New Westminster and up rlvsr
points at 6.30 a.m. Closed all day Sundays.
Municipal Council meets Municipal
Hall, Ladner, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays ln _ach month at - p. m.
Following are the members of the
Reeve���Jo in Oliver.
Councillor-,���C. Brown, H. D. Ben-
, son,   W.   A.   Kirkland,   W.   Pybus,   P.
a Swanson.
J.  Cosulich
Stringer's Old Store
Furnituie and Effects
comprising cook stove No. 9. kitchen
comfort, crockery and tin ware, washing machine and wringer, two wash
tubs, tables and chairs, lounge, carpets and oil cloth, Japanese music
stand, parlor table, rockers, parlor
stove, blinds and fittings, double bed-
Btead and mattress, wash .stand and
bureau, toilet set. baby's hammock,
and mat trees, go-cart, etc., etc., which
Mil:. H. N. RICH has received instructions from Mr. W. boat to sell by
auction ot his resilience in the village
of Ladner on
Wednesday,'Jan. 10th, 1912
at 2 o'clock.
Stock-Taking  Sale
Keep your eyes open for big
bargains in Boots and Shoes.
Sale will start Jan. 15 and continue till the end of month. This
will be a good chance to fit out
the family at a low figure.
Boots Shoes Rubbers
Custom Work a Specialty
1 I
,    ...LOCAL ITEMS...    *
A " V
Mi.si*. M.   L.   Weare  left   on  Sunday
last on a visit to San Francisco.
Mr. J. Johnston left for Vancouver
on Wednesday.
W. Fredericks' was a   passenger to
! Vancouver on   Thursday   morning.
For   Sale-   Mason   ct    Itiseh   piano;
also baby buggy.    Mrs. Cross.        ������
!      Mr.   BriC Taylor left on  New  Year's
I Day to take a 'position in  Knowlton's
drug store,   Vancouver.
8, II. Weare and V. Taylor were
visitors in Vancouver on New Year's
The Misses Brewster, of Vn .couver,
visiti li  Mrs. A.  Roberta, on Thursday,
It is rumored that a library will
Shortly be added to the Anglb-an Sunday school at Boundary Bay.r
MISS Kate Plewes, ��f Vancouver,
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. 10. T.
Calvert,   during   the   past   week.
Mr. A. B. Kennedy, of Merritt, spent
B n. Harris, of th,- ear traffic department    *   '     ''  '
i.i        Du.j    .     .1   ,/.>.-    ui   i.   ine:'.
Mrs. W, II. Smith has n turned to
her h ime fr :n Ne v Westminster,
much Improved in health.
A. Davey returned on Tuesday from
Vance, uver. where he- spent New
Year'* Day.
First-class music supplied for
dances, banquets, etc. Apply Howard
Bros., Ladner, im'. **
J. Johnson returned on Wednesday
with   hi-;  auto,   which   wa.s  injured  In
New   Year's   with   his   sister,   Mrs.  S. i a   slight   collision   In   Vancouver,   last
W. Fisher. I we. k.
Miss Kate "Foster returned home
thi.s week from B visit to friends at
Point Roberts.
Sealed Tenders addressed to the undersigned, and enaorsed "Tender for Armory, Fernie, B.C.," will be received at
this office until 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday
January 24, 1912, for the work mentioned.
Plans, speclfieatoins and form of contract can be seen and forms of tender
obtained at this Department on application to the Oaret_ik*i of Dominion Public
Building, Fernie, B.C.. and at the office
of Mr. Wm. Henderson, Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless
made on the printed forms supplied, and
signed with their actual signatures, stating yieir occupations and places of residence. In the cape of firms, the actual
signature, the nature of the occupation,
and place of residence of each member of
the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied ny
an accepted cheque on a chartered bank,
payable tV> the order of the Honorable
the Minister of Public Works, equal to
ten per cent. (10 p.c.) of the amount of
the tender, which will be forfeited if the
person tendering decline to enter into a
contract when called upon to do so, or
fall to complete th_ work contracted for.
If the tender be not accepted the cheque
will be returned.
The Department does not hind Itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
By  order,
Department  nf  ruhlir  Works,
Ollawa, December 26, 1911.
TJhe 2)elta TJi\
A large number of new .scuts nave
arrived find an being installed in the
Ladner   public   school.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Paterson spent
New Year's Day with friends in Vancouver.
Via Steveston and
Daily���In Effect October 1.
Leave Steveston���9.30 a.m.;  4.30 p.m.
Leave   Ladner���8.30   a.m.;   3.30   p.m.
Miss M. N. Fisher, of Dun-
das, Ont., spent a few dayts this week
with  her  brother,   Mr.  6,   W.   Fislu r.
The annual meeting of the Delta
Agricultural '"ociety will be held today
(Saturday) at 2:30 p.m. In the council chamber. A full attendance of
member's is requested.
Mr. McCormack. a new arrival from
Alberta, has accepted the principal-
ship of the Canoe Pass school. Mr.
Mci.'ormack proposes buying a farm
and making his home permanently in
the Delta district.
t'apt. J. Herllng has accepted the
position of iirst officer of the S.S.
New Delia, in the- place of Capt, Cross
who has resigned,
The regular meeting of the Board
of Trad., will be held on Monday night
at eight o'clock In the Board of Trade
An amateur dramatic club has been
organized in town and work has eom-
iiii need. The company is practising
on a comedy entitled "The Squire's
Bargains in Groceries, Clothing*,
Shoes, all lines of Dry Goods, Underwear, etc.. etc., at the Big January
Sale. Lanning, Fawcett A- Wilson.
Limited. **
-A.WAUY ANNi>'*NOl*"_\_F.NT: Our
Rig Annual Stuck Taking Palo Com-
iiniie es Monday, January 8th. Genuine bargains in all departments. See
posti rs. Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson,
Limited. ����
The  time  for  receiving  tenders for
I'the construction of a jetty at mouth of
the Fraser river at Steveston, B.C., is
hereby   extended   to   Fridaj,   January
19,  1912.
By order,
Department  Of  Public W-orks,
Ottawa, December 20, 1911.
Curious    Christina-    Box  to  Premier
Shows Results of Experiments
at Trail.
VICTORIA,    Dec. 28���One    of the j
most  curious     and     highly    original
Christmas  boxes   received    this  year j
by any  British  Columbian,  it  is safe |
to say, was that which arrived at the I
legislative building yesterday,  literal- |
ly postered over with label warnings
of    the    necessity    of    extra    careful j
handling, and addressed to the prime
minister, Hon. Richard McBride. The
package, upon being cautiously opened, was found to  contain    two ornamental   frames���the   one   of   samples
illustrative of spun  British Columbia
silk as taken from the cocoon and the
other a living colo:.y of Italian silkworms busily engaged in the production of the raw material for my lady's
The unique Christmas gift came
from Trail, in the Kootenay, where
Vannucchi di Giusti & Co. are the
pioneers in the establishment of the
silkworm industry, already giving
promise of the attainment of profitable proportions in this province.
Climatic and food conditions are stat
Newspapers will not be paid *for thi.s
���dvertlsement if they insert it without
authority from the Department.
I_-dner, B.C., .Dec. 26, 1911.
To the Electors of Delta Municipality.
Ladies and Gentlemen: At the request of a number of the electors I
have consented to accept a nomina- Bride's Christmas present from the
tion for councillor next year and | Pioneers of the new provincial indus-
would respectfully solicit your support, j try will probably find a place in the
If elected I will help conduct, to the
best of my ability, the business of
the municipality with economy and
efficiency, and it will be my aim to
see that each part of the municipality
gets a  square   deal.
W.   J.   FREDI-RDC"--.
The death of Mrs. B. EJyton took
place on New Tear's Day and the
fun., ral was held on Thursday, the
service taking place at the house at
12:30 noon, Rev. C. H. Blunden. nfli-
ciating. The deceased lady died very
suddenly and unexpectedly from heart
failure, and was unly oiling a few
days prior to her death, with la grippe.
She leaves behind her a husband and
young son and daughter, who are the
recipients of heartfelt sympathy of the
The deceased was 48 years of age
and came from Rocklands, Out., thirteen years ago, since which time she
has resided in Ladner. She was a
member of the Ladner church and
a valued teacher in the Sunday school.
The funeral service at the home wae
large attended and the casket containing the remains was covered with
floral tributes.
The pallbearers were Messrs. -II.
Lewis, W. Pybus, T. Lassiter, Roberts,
E. Chiddfc'.and G. MeCloskey.
Among those who sent flowers were
1 neeticed  the   folllowing:   Wreaths,   Mr.
: and  Mrs. D.   C.  Grant.  Mrs.  and  MRS
McNeill.   Rev.   and   Mrs.  Blunden,  Mr.
and    Mrs.    Lassiter.     ("lusters,    sprays,
ed to beall that could bo asked In   anchors and crosses*. Rfev. II. G. EJsta-
the district in which operations have \ lir""k- Superintendent of Baptist Mis-
now  safelv   passed   the  experimenta- I *""i"n-*:      Mr-    and    Mr"*    Slater,
tion stage, and the silkworms of Trail ' ���*"'i,r"at-  Baptist    SJunoay   School
are thriving famously.    Premier Mc- !and     Mrs'      Brewster,   Mr.   and   Mrs
M rs.
Roberts.  II. J.   Hutcherson anel others.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ot
Your Patronage Solicited
Public notice is hereby given to the
electors of the Municipality of Delta,
that I require the presence of the said
electors at the McNeely Haill, Ladner.
on the eighth day of January, 191e2, at
Vi otlo-ck noon, for the punpotse of
electing 'persons to represent them  in
LANGLEY,'B.C., Dec. 3<1.���The annual meeting of the Langley Farmers'
Institute was held in the town hall
on Dec.  16th,  and  was presided oveT
^^_^^_^_^_^^^^^_^_^_     by Mr. G. E. Taylor.    The minutes of
the   Municipal Council  as  Reeve  and I the last annual meeting were adopted.
Councillors, also three School Trustees. I     The president's report showed that
The  mode  of  nomination  of candi- I the affairs  of  the  Institute  was in  a
dotes shall be as follows: j nourishing condition.    The total mem-
The candidate* shall  he  nominated | bershlp  for the >ear is 117, and the
in writing; the writing Phalli be sub-j treasurer's statement showed a balance in hand of 1135.74. During the
year, nine meetings have been held,
at six of whieh papers were read by
Institute members, and the remaining
three were conducted by Government
lecturers. A set of veterinary Instruments for use, of members, has been
acquired .by the Institute, and have
already proved useful, and the spraying outfits were kept busy during the
lt was decided that the annual
plowing match should be held at an
early date, and a committee consisting of Messrs. J. McDonald, G. Towle,
W. Morrison, and H. Foster, were appointed  to arrange details.
Tho annual social and dance will
Ibe held on Jan. 19, 1912. Messrs. G.
E. Taylor, T. W. Ormrod and J. Allen
were re-elected to the offices of president, vice-president and secretary, respectively and Messrs. G. Simpson, J.
J. Mead, C. Provan. W. F. Hlne and
<}. Allen were appointed directors for
the year 1912.
A short course of lectures on fruit
and vegetable growing will be given
on Tuesday, Jan. 16, by Messrs. Carpenter and Middleton.
scribed* by two voters e,f the Munici-
pallity as proposer and seconder, and
Miaul be delivered to the Returning
Officer at nny time between the date
of this notice and 2 p.m. of the day of
nomination, and In the event of a poll
lieing necessary, such poll will be opened on the 18th day of January, at
tilje McNeely Hall, Ladner; School
Hems--, K��ist Delta; School House, An-
neville, and the Institute HailO, Strawberry Hill, of whieh every person Is
herelby required to take notice and
govern himself ax-cordingly.
The qualification for a Reeve or
(Viuncillor shall be his being a male
BTltlsh subject, and having been for
the three motnhs next preceding the
day of nomination, the registered
owner in the Land Registry Office of
land or real property situate within
the-t-unfcrpailty, of the assessed value,
otn the last Municipal Assessment RoOl,
in the case of Roeve, of Five Hundred
Dollars or more, an_ in case of a
Councillor, of Two Hundred and Fifty
Dollars or more, over and above any
registered judgment, and being otherwise qualified as a voter.
The qualification for a School Trustee Shall be any person being a householder in the Municipality and being a
British subject of the full age of
Uwenty-one years, and otherwise qualified to vote at an election of School
Given   under   my   hand   at   Ladner,
this 2i8fh day of December, 19-11.
N. A.  M-oDlARiMiID,
, Returning Officer.
botanical museum  of the department I
of agriculture, where it is certain to I The ','*",h "f Mlss M' GHlmour, a
attract wide and appreciative ln. stepdaughter of Mr. H. Trim, took
,        , place  at   Mr.   Trim's   home,   Westham
 j Island,  on Wednesday  night.
The   '!' :easi .1   young   lad:,    was   a
PROVINCE'S FIRST SCHOOL. nui'se by profess! in, worlrtneg In V'ah-
  | couver, and  had   been ailing for some
"VICTORIA,   Dec.   30���Now   that the   time.     Seh   was  brought  home   only  a
handsome new public school at Craig-   few days before her demist.
flower   provided   by   the     Provincial ^|^^|
government to meet the growing de- j
inands oT that particular section is I
rapidly advancing toward completion, |
VICTORIA, Jan. 1���By taking th _ _
third ga'me by a score of eight points I ^ration,
to nil, the Victoria rugby team today
triumphed over the visiting University
of California students and crowned
themselves champions of the Pacific
Coast and holders ftir one year of the
Cooper-Keith trophy.
considerable speculation Is rife as to
the action to be taken by the minister
of education with respect to the old
building, a familiar landmark on the
most travelled suburban thoroughfare of British Columbia and which
has recently been outgrown by Che
educational necessities of the district. This particular building possesses historical Importance entitling
it to careful preservation as one of
the landmarks in British Columbia's
progressive development lt is the
first public school of Vancouver Island or of British Columbia; the
pioneer school of all, of which Robert
Barr was headmaster, having been
established within the Hudson's Bay
Company fort enclosure and disappearing with the demolition of the
Company's original stockade and
pioneer log buildings along the Inner
harborfront. The Craigflower school
has been ln continuous use since
earliest crown colony days on Vancouver Island and is in fact the original public school of this westernmost Canadian province. It is therefore held to be only fit and proper
that it should be preserved for posterity, and one suggestion offered for
the Consideration of Hon. Dr. Young
ls that it be maintained as it stands,
ir. its attractive location on upper
Vicoria Arm, provided with a suitable historical memorial plate, and
utilized as a gymnasium and for
manual training classes in connection
with the work of the modern school
now building. The suggestion at
least is worthy  of ministerial consid-
Thomas W. Forrest.
(From  The  British  OoCumblan.)
The death occurred today of Mr.
Thomas W. Forrest, In his 78th year.
Deceased was a native of Nova Scotia, and came to Delta twenty-seven
years ago, where he farmed for about
twenty years, when he took up his
abode ln this city. He leaves a wife
and two daughters, Mrs. D. H. Bent
and Miss Theresa Forrest. Funeral
will take plate on Saturday from the
family reside to the Odd I'ollows'
Cemetery, arrangements being in the
hanfl*; of Messrs. Ccr.tcr fi Hanna.
VANCOUVER. B.C., Jan. 2���At
noon on Saturday electricity generate.,1 at Stave Falls, 32 miles distant
from Vancouver, i,n an air line, touched Into incandescence the filaments
of a battery of lamps in the temporary substation of the Western
Canada Power Company on Albert
street, a short distance east of Campbell avenue. The illumination was
the first visible Etgn of the entrance
of Stave Lake power into the city
of Vancouver.
Shiloh's Gun
Coal Output  slums  Record  Increase
for Year���*C__*tOThS  and   Inland
NANAIMO, Dec. 30.���For the year
ending Saturday the output of tlic
local mines was KS7,000 tons, a record
increase of 64,000 tons over the previous year. Out of a pastille three hundred and five working day* the mines
worked two hundred and ninety-five,
j The company employs sixteen hundred
men and contemplates improvement*
to the extent of half a million dollars.
The customs collections for the year
were $130.0-0_. For December they
were JlO.fiOO. Inland revenue collections for the year,  $23,736.
Tree  Falters   Exonerated   at  Inquiry
into Shocking Tragedy on New
-Tear's Day.
From Wednesday's British Columbian.
That Mrs. Arthur H. Smith came
to her death as a result of injuries
sustained by being hit by a fallen tree
while silting in her home at Ravine
Park, Alta Vista, on New Year's
Day; that proper precautions had
been taken by those falling the tree;
that the unfortunate accident was due
to the great tree striking upon a dead
and down tree, and thus deviating
from the lino of its intended fall, /
anil that no blame attached to anyone as a result of the accident, was
in effect the verdict brought In by
the coroner's Jury empanelled by
Captain Coroner Plttendrigh to enquire into the demise of the woman
who met such a tragic death ln her
home in Burnaby municipality on
New  Year's afternoon.
From the evidence presented at tha
inquest  it was  shown    that  the  tree
was on  the sido of a hill and that It
wai cut so that it would fall uphill in
' order   that   Mr.   Dickson,   one   of   the
i men  who  was  assisting  in   the  work
' of  felling  the  tree,   might save some
of   the   timber  for  firewood.       There
was   plenty    of     room     between   the
I houses of Mr. Smith and Mr. Dickson
, for   the  tree  to  fall   without  causing
any damage,  except    possibly  to  Mr.
Dickson's chicken   coop,  but  the  tree
was so undercut that its line of projected   fall  was  between   the  chicken
coop  and  the  Smith   house.     As  the
I tree tell its upper branches caught in
��� the top branches of another tree, and
\ this swung the tree a trifle from the
I line  of its intended    fall.      When  it
Ftruck  the dead and down tree, how-
1 ever,   lt  slid    on     the    snow-covered
��� trunk, and when ln a direct line with
i the  Smith  home     the    trunk  of  the
fulling   tree  broke   and   the  top  part
; crashed   through     the    roof    of  the
\ Smith   home,  smashing  the  structure
and   falling  across   Mrs.   Smith,   who
I was  seated  at  the   tal.le    eating her
| New   Year's   dinner.        She   was   pinioned beneath the tree, which crush-
| ed   the   tablo,   turned   over  the  stove
tend  wrecked all     of the furniture ln
the   house   with   the   exception   of  the
bed ln which a sick child was lying.
Neighbors  at   once   hurried   to   the
assistance   of   the   family   when   they
heard the crash of the    tree and the
cries for help that emanated from the
ruins of the little house,    By the time
j lllc-y   all u ed  there   the  house   was on
, fire  from  thc  overturned    stove,  but
] the  flames were quickly extinguished
j and the work of rescuing the inmates
was  begun.       Mr.  Bmlth  was    uncon-
i scions,  but was soon revived.      Mrs.
Sinllh   was taken  from  the ruins ami
carried  on  an   Invprovlsed    stretcher
to the home of a neighbor, Mr. Pierre
Lambert.     I >r.   W.   S.   Baird,   of   Col-
lingivood, was at once summoned and
he   arrived   upon   the  scene  at  about
five-thirty   o'clock.      lie?   found    that
the   face,   limbs  and     extremities   of
""he   injured     woman     were   cold   and
that the ribs on ihe left Side had been
fractured.     She   also   hail   bruises   on
her /ace and  legs.     She  was in  pain
and   was   breathing   fast.     Dr.   Baird
dill all  that  he  could   to alleviate the
| woman's suffering.       She  died   .about
half an  hour after the arrival  of the
: doctor.
I Dr. Baird. Mr. A. II. Smith, the
bereaved husband, Mr. Albert DicK-
son, and Mr. William J. Mintic. the
men who cut down Ihe tree that
wrecked tho Smith home, and Mr.
Tuisco Wiedemann, a neighbor who
assisted in removing Mrs. Smith
from the wreckage, were the witnesses before tho Jury. After the Jury
hail returned its verdict, the foreman.
Mr. P. B. Brown, on behalf of the
Jury, extended to Mr. Smith their
heartfelt sympathy In his bereavement THE DELTA TIMES
\--cn- Ignorance.
SEATTLE, .lun. -I ���Mrs. Katherine
Harrison, a praetltionar in osteopathy, was arrested yesterday at her
apartment, 1707 Bolleviie avenue, by
the cits detective department on an
order Issued by Prosecuting Attorney
John I'. Murphy, pending an Investigation   oi   i harges  of   manslaughter,
Tho arrest of Mrs. Harrison followed
advices received from Vancouver, B,
C��� \vh>r.. Augusta Boon niiide a dy-
inir statement to Uie authorities there
to the effect, it Is alleged, that Mrs.
Harrison treated hei a tew days
previous to her death, December 4
Airs. Harrison denies all knowledge)
of the case, and says that the chargo
is a mystery to her. She says she Is
a graduate of the Minneapolis Institute of Osteopathy.
. Drydock Gate Floated.
SEATTLE, Jan. 4���A massive
steel caisson, which will serve as the
gate to the new dry dock being constructed at the PuKet Sound Navy
yard, is afloat today, after a spectacular and successful launching. A
crew of nine men who remained on
top of tho structure had an exciting
ride down the ways, (""rent danger
was encountered when the big plunge
was taken anil (he caisson rocked
from side lo side like a ship In a
heavy   gale.
The  caisson   cost   $2,000,000   and   ls
the   biggeal   one     ever     built   for  tho
government.     Over  1000  tons of Steel
nas  used  in   Its construction.
(Jives Dp Chase.
HOUIAM, Jan, 4���After rout-
months spent in the wilds hunting
for John Tornow, a mountain hermit,
wanted in connection with the murder
of his two nephews, Will and John
Bauer, whom it ls explained, he shot
in front of his cabin, Deputy Sheriff
Colin MacKenzie has returned to
civillatlon. temporarily giving up the
search ou account of the extreme
cold and heavy snows in thc mountains.
The Bauer boys were killed while
hunting last September. Tornow, it
is charged, buried the bodies in a
shallow grave near the cabin, then
took his gun and dog and plunged
into the deep forest. lie was seen
several times afterward btu two
posses Were unable to overtake him.
Finally MacKenzie alone took up the
The hunt will be rusumed in the
Seattle Market.
SEATTLE, Jan. 4���Butter: Washington creamer firsts ,'!7c; eastern
fresh 30c to 35c; do storage 28c to
Eggs: Local ranch 40c to 42c;
Eastern fresh 33c to 35c; do storage
25c to 27-.
Onions: Yellow SI.50 per sack; red
$1.60;  Walla Walla  *1.25  to  $1.50.
Potatoes $23 to $28 per ton.
Hay: Timothy, Eastern Washington
*"19 to $20; do Puget Sound $15 to
$18; straw $9 to $10; alfalfa $15 to
Oals: Eastern Washington $33 to
$31;  Puget Sound $30 to $32.
Fire Loss Reduced,
Bl-LLINGHAM, Jan. 4���That the
City of Bellingham is a good district
for fire insurance companies is in-
ilie-a.tcd by the annual report Issued
by Chief John J. Marsh ,of the fire
deportment, Not only has the nura-
ber of fires during the past year been
materially reduced as compared with
former years, but the losses and the
amounts paid by various companies
has also undergone a handsome reduction. The total amount of insurance carried on property within the
City of Bellingham is estimated by
Mr.   Marsh  at   no  less  than   $12,000,-
state Collects Royalties.
OLYMPIA, Jan. 4���The slate of
\\ ashington has received its first
royalty from mines. F. M. Scheble,
of Entlat, Chelan county, has turned
over to Uic state between $500 and
$600 in royalties due on gold taken
from state property along the Columbia river, which he is working
under  a   mineral  lease.
An Elaborate Joke.
SPOKANE}, Jan. 4���"There's a follow walking down the street who has
a crying baby in his suit case,"
shouted an excited woman over the
telephone to officers at the police station. A couple of policemen were
hurried out and Duncan, a vaudeville ventriloquist was arrested and
taken to the police station. Duncan's suit case was opened and a
wooden dummy which he used in his
theatrical performances was found
inside with the following note attached: "I think tins may be the murderer of Anna Weber." The note
was signed "Capt. Burns." Burns
"was chief detective when Anna Weber
wus murdered here early In December and was unable to find any trace
of Ihe perpetrator. Burns Is in California at present.
Public' Service Ramon.
SPOKANE, .Ian. 4���That no Spokane man, or in fact, any Eastern
Washington man will be named to the
state public service commission ls
the statement reported to have been
made by Gov. Hay here a few days
ago while discussing the matter with
a personal friend. According to the
story going the rounds, Hay said that
he would not consider nn Eastern
Washington man unless he jvas unable to fin 1 :i suitable man
coast. It is believed here that E. C.
Miller of Aberdeen has the best
-hance of being appointed to the position vacated by J. C. Lawrence,
whose resignation became effective
His Christmas
���      By Anna S. Richardson
HE   store   fairly    radiated   the
Christmas spirit.   Crimson bells
swung  froiti  every  chandelier.
Ropes of evergreen draped all
the   shelving.     The   counters   were
strewn with Christinas cards, booklets
ami favors.
The man who had dropped ln to buy
lead points for his pocket pencil remained to pore over a stack of gift
books bound in rare leather. Then he
heard the voice. After that only his
gaze was on the books. His interest
was concentrated on the possessor of
the voice.
"Rut you said such things were in
great demand around the holidays, and
Found in Frisco Ho-pltal.
SEATTLE. Dec. 2���A. C. Harrison,
���who mysteriously disappeared from
his home in Seattle December 11, has
been located In a hospital ln San
Francisco by his father-in-law, M. V.
Kellogg.      After three weeks of con-
_-___-_��� aanaua heals the lungs
I have taken intitule pains with these.
Please, please tell me what is wrong
with them."
There was n note of tragedy in the
rich contralto tones which, together
with a beseeching glance from wonderful violet eyes, put to rout the
rules and regulations of the astute
buyer of Christmas novelties. Ills
was u smart shop, aud he had never
vouchsafed explanation to struggling
young artists whose work he declined
to sell on commission, but now he
picked up tbe little packets of plate
and score cards, gay with holly, Santa
Claus heads, etc.
"Let me explain," he said. "These
are not novelties. They are the same
style of cards used iu the past twenty
years, with tbe name decorations. Women who can allord to pay the prices
demanded for hand painted novelties
want something now. See this poiu-
setlia blossom���uot painted on a card,
lint cut in the shape of the blossom
Itself���and this funny, bulging stocking, overflowing with faces of pretty
girls, for u bachelor. They are catchy,
the sort of things my customers want.
Your wovk is neat, but not novel."
"Thank you," the girl said bravely.
"I understand now, and lt is too late
for me to try my hand at novelties.
Rut perhaps you will keep my cards,
und I��� well, your novelties might not
go around, uiul then perhaps some lato
customer might buy mine after all."
"Certainly. I will be glad to keep
them in reserve. Your name and address���oh. yes, I remember���Miss Sylvia lieigh, the Grant studios. 1 will
do my best for you."
Nevertheless as the girl slipped
through the door he opened a deep
drawer under the counter and dropped
tin cards out of sight. It would never
do to display tjiose old fashioned bits
of pasteboard among tbe novelties
which appealed to bis fashionable
trade. Aud then very suddenly the
man who bad been engrossed ln leather bound gift books stepped up to the
"One t;:"'r.;'i\ please. I should !;!::���
to take u look at those cards you just
bought from the young lady."
The astonished manager of tbe store
glanced from tbe well groomed man
with line brown eyes aud irou gray
hair to the more expensive novelties
in tbe showcase.
"Th*. ones yuu Just bought from the
young lady," repeated the customer serenely.
"Certainly," responded the manager
hastily, and he spread forth the despised bi.s of pasteboard. Tbe work
wus dainty, but utterly commonplace,
".lust what my sister would like-
conservative sort of woman tny sister
is���don't go iu for newfangled Ideas.
I'll ttko those���three d--7ctr. Not
on th^enoogh! Do you suppose the girl
could do two dozeu more by the day
before Christmas? If she can, send
'em to me, James Macy, at Marquette.
I'll take those with me."
And almost before he could realize
what had happened the manager was
actually gaping, open mouthed, after
this eccentric customer whose sister
was to give a dinner party of sixty
covers on Christmas day and intrusted
the buying of such important articles
ns dinner favors to an obviously iu
experienced bachelor brother.
Christmas eve wns frosty and starlit
.lames Macy, coming home from bis
oflice, smiled somewhat grimly at the
holiday preparations made.
Holly and evergreens theft were In
plenty,  great  wreaths  with  maatfve
bows Of satin ribbon, t bowl filled
Willi scarlet po'nsettla blooms, and on
one table nn o-derly stack of parcels
evidently scut by express, mail and
messenger to Ihe popular but elusive
bachelor, for elusive be was dubbed
by matchmaking mothers.
"A young lndy to see you, sir," remarked his man impassively.
.lames Macy took the card.
"Miss Sylvia Leigh." rau its legend.
She came to him, looking taller than
tbe day in the shop, for her head was
held high.
"You wiil pardon my coming here
on Christmas eve and unchaperoued.
I could not leave town without seeing
you." The violet eyes had turned almost black: the contralto voice was a
bit too eveu in its tones.
"I am honored." replied James Macy
gravely, and he offered her a chair,
which she declined with a wave of
fcer gloved hand.
"It was hard enough to know that
the man who bought my foolish little
pal:*-tiugs did it through a sense of
pity, but to lenru that he was also the
man who wrecked my mother's life���
that���that was too much. I have
come to return your money and ask
the return of my cards If you have
not already destroyed them."
"My dear girl," expostulated the
man. who had turned strangely white.
"Please do not Interrupt me," continued the girl passionately. "My
mother's brother���perhaps you remember him���Henry Johnson, is here, lie
went tb the shop and found out where
my cards Iiatl gone and��� Oh, lt la
such a miserable little farce to you, n
successful man! I thought 1 could be
au artist. They told me so at borne.
Against uncle's wishes I came here to
make my little tight and failed. When
you bouqlit ilmse things I thought perhaps���but uncle, who wanted me to go
home, sifted the story to the bottom
and found-you. I am going home
with him tonight."
'Miss Leigh, I want to bet; a favor
of you. This is Christina-* eve. and I
nm a lonely, desolate tuan. If ever
the Christmas message of peace and
good will menus anything it is tonight,
nnd I want your genu) will. Those
little Christ mas cards you painted nre
the only touch of real Christmas that
has come Into my life���and I want to
keep them���and tell you why I want
to keep them.    Will you be seated?
"You say 1 wrecked your mother's
life. Well, then, know that Iters was
not Ions. My season of regret and
penitence has lasted longer than you
have lived. I loved your mother, but
I did not understand her. I went out
Into the world to make n fortune, not
for myself, but for her, and I thought
that the fortune must come first and
love's dream afterward. With women
it is different. The dream must come
first���the fortune is a secondary consideration. Your mother tOod bless
her memory) thought I had forgotten
���that I did not care���and so she
passed out of my life and into your
"But she had you. I had nothing,
nothing but money and the memory of
one happy summer of her life. I never
expected to know what pcacp and happiness meant again until that day In
the store, when your eyes, your voice���
I thought it was the other Sylvia, my
Sylvia, come to life. And 1 bought those
cards because you painted them.
"Aud now you come to me In anger
and take from  me my one Christmas
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporate*1 IBS-.
        ���.��� .
t ��� ������������_���
CAPITAL PAID-UP .<- $0,200,000
ItESFK VE FUN I) $7,000,000
Total  Assets Ninety-two Millions.
Jtccomtts  ot Out-of-ZJoutn  Customers Stven  Special Jfttention
Aoctv nts may be opened with deposits of ONE DOLLAR and Upwards.
Interest puld, or credited, half-yearly on June SOth and December
31st, each year.
K. i>. simpso.n. Manager i,adneh, n. c.
Electrical Supplies
Full line of Fixtures, Extensions, Shades, Heaters,
Etc. Pocket Flash Light,
Tungsten Lamps    .    .
E. T. CALVERT, Agent
Investment  Property
I have twelve lots in Burnaby close to city line
which I r*t_i authorized to sell at $375.00 each
for quick sale. Terms $25.00 cash, and bale nee
$10.00 per month. You must act quickly on
Delta Times Office.
Real Estate.
Ladner, U.C.
happiness���the work of your bnnds
Sylviu, Sylvia, haven't I paid my debt
of repentance? Can you uot extend
forgiveness���Christmas forgiveness���in
your mother's name?"
Sylvia turned toward the door.
"I must go now. We are leaving on
th��> J) o'clock train, Uncle Is waiting
for me downstairs in a cab. We are
going home."
"Home!" The Tiun echoed the word
mechanically, dully.
The girl hesitated, then held oat hei
"Yes, back to dear old Hestonvllle.
Why don't you come too? Why don't
you run out tomorrow���for dinner*"
"Sylvia, child, do you mean it? Do
you understand that if I come it will
be���to see you?"
Bravely the violet eyes were raised
to meet tbe searching look In tbe
brown ones.
"Is lt peace and good will for tat,
"Tea���and merry Christmas If yon
come tomorrow."
The Peoples Trust Co., Ltd.
Capital Authorized, $500,000-00
Real Estate and Insurance,  Conveyancing
Neatly Executed
Financial Agents
Estate Agents
The People's Trust Co., Ltd.
H. A. MacDONALD, Mgr., Notary PuMic
People's Trust Building Ladner, B.* C.
PROVINCIAL news notes.
The sum of $41,64'*.04 was the
estate of the late Charles "'"rands
Douglas, of 10 Maynard avenue, a
traveller, whose death occurred on
the ICth of November, at Penticton,
ir. the Okanagan valley, R C. Commissions earned and unpaid by the
deceased are estimated at $5000; land
sule agreement ln Victoria, B. C, and
Moosejaw, at $7250; stocks, $8520;
cash on hand, $208.25; cash in the
hank, $414.79; two shares tn Prentioe
Train Control syndicate, $200; automobile, $300; equity in Brandon property, $4500; equity In Fort WillUm
business block, $13,250; and equity In
Vancouver real estate $20*">0. The
will leaves everything to deceased's
widow, Mrs. Margaret Jane Doug-
Plans for the substantial new steel
bridge which is to span the South
Thompson river at the city of Karr-
loops are now being completed in the
public works office, Victoria, and !t
Is expected that tenders for the erection of this important structure wiU
he Invited about ten days hence. Tho
provision of this new bridge f >r
Kamloops has been considerably delayed by local difference of opinion
aa to whether th. old sit. or a now
on. at th.    foot    of   Third av.nuo
VICTORIA, Dec. 29���Mr. John
Spouse, well known In local educational circles, has received appointment by the government to a position
on the teaching staff of the provincial Normal School at Vancouver, his
duties at that Institution beginning
with the new year. Another Just announced Victoria appointment to the
provincial civil service Is that of Mr.
Herbert Walnwright Edwardson, as
a clerk In the department of public
works, from the 1st of September
Dr. B. B. Marr of Langley Is now a
coroner In and for the province, and
Frank A. McKinnon of Goose Bay Is
th. latest recruit to tho force of British Columbia notaries.
Deatb  of Judge  Yoder.
CHEHALIS, Jan. 2���Judge Moses
V. Yoder died on Sunday night at the
Western Washington hospital for the
insane at Stllacoom, after being confined there two weeks. Judge Yoder
In the early nineties was a prominent
member of the Lewis county bar. "He
lived in Lewis county twenty-five
years. He was 7S years old. Two
daughters survive.
~~*StfaAes a  Specialty ��/��m
fob ana
33us in ess
Skills of
ments (
Call and See Sample*
The Delta Times la published every
Saturday from th* Times Building.
Ladner. B.C. J. D. Taylor. *���*__-**
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