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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Premifef    McBride,   Attorney-General
Bowser and F. J. MacKenzie Address
Delta Citizens in McNeely Hall
The M-Neely hall was filled to the
doors Wednesday evening with a large
crowd of citizens who were desirous
of hearing addresses by Premier Mc-
Brlde, Attorney-General Bowser and
the local Liberal-Conservative candidate, Mr. F. J. MacKenzle. The chair
was occupied by Mr. B. D. Grant,
the president of the local Liberal-
Conservative Association, who announced the various speakers. On
arising In response to their names,
both the premier and the attorney-
general were each presented with
handsome bouquets of flowers by Miss
Clarlnda Davis, 1-oth gentlemen suitably acknowledged  their gifts.
Mr. MacKenzie, the first speaker,
stated that he had no apologies to
make and no excuse, to offer, aa he
had kept as far as the shortness of
hi. term would- admit, his pre-election pledges. His opponent, Mr.
Oliver, has been deposed by the will
of the people at both tfie provincial
and Dominion polls, and he felt sure
that tbe action would be repeated on
the approaching election day. At
tha last campaign In which he had
figured, Mr. Oliver had posed as the
champion of reci-prvclty In direct opposition to the Interests of the people
dt Delta. Today the speaker considered that the peopU. would be inclined to remember these things when
they cast their ballot.. The mainland milk and cream shippers' association were having a struggle- even
now against the encroachment of
American shippers, with the duty on
���what would lt be like If that duty
were off entirely���and that was what
Mr. Oliver had been working for.
One  on   John.
Mr. Oliver as Beeve had spent almost the whole of tho pnst session at
Victoria, presumably to secure certain amendments to the Municipal
Clause. Act. The premier saw the
reasonableness thereof and promised
them after a ten minutes' Interview.
However, Mr, Oliver stayed at Victoria the rest of the term presumably
at the municipal expense. But as
during his absence a good system
of rock roads was Inaugurated by
the council; his absence was worth
IMr. MacKenzle then spoke of the
government's appropriations for the
riding. Last year $51.2-6*0 was spent
on roads within the riding, and this
year the good work would be continued according to the McBride government's plans. Two thousand dol-
PClirs had been spent on the Exhibition
ground. In De'ta last year and this
year another thousand had been
granted. Twelve thousand dollars
had   been  set  apart   for  trunk   roads
'Mr. MacKenzle said he had vllsted
throughout the riding and everywhere
he had been assured of the approval
of the people of the McBride administration. Personally he had given
t��e peonle his time, and his record
was a clean one. Mr. McCrossan, In
a recent speech ln Mr. Oliver's Interests, had said that Mr. McKenzie
had not the moral courage to represent the constituency. The sneaker
wished to statu that Mr. McCrossan
had not had the courage to accept
the Liberal nomination when tendered
| him. Mr. McKemle concluded his
1 address with an appeal to the people
, to gunge him on hi. merits and vote
as their consciences dictated at the
forthcoming election.
Ovation to Pre-mler.
Premier M,<Brlde. nn arising to ad-
jdress  the  audience,   received   a  most
Ef flattering reception, and  It  was some
Hfmlnutes  before   he   could   commence
jjKMffhls address.    (He spoke a  few  words
ngfof felicitation on the general welfare
KfMof   the   district    and    ex-pressed    the
"During the Laurier administration
the plea for Better Terms had been
denied; and a commission to look
carefiilly Into  the question  hid  been   ln*
Mr. and Mrs. M. II. Wells went
down to Seattle the latter part of
last week, returning home Monday
with Miss Nannie Wells, who had
been   vilstlng   Miss   M'abel   MoMulleii.
Invitations are out for the coming
wedding of Mr. Harry C. Gordon, son
of Mr. W. H. Gordon, of Eburne, to
Mi9s Elinor Jean Laldlaw, daughter
of Mr. Andrew Laldlaw, of Spokane,
Wash. The wedding will be held at
the home of the bride's parents, Spokane, on Tuesday, 26th Inst.
Questions pertaining to general improvement of school grounds were
taken up at recent school board meet-
The   chairman,   Capt.   Stewart
refused. Premier Borden, had been
quick to grasp the situation and a
commission had been appointed which
would look fairly and impartially Into
British Columbia's claims along that
line and would make Its pronouncement. How different conditions had
been under the late government. The
Liberal governmeni s offer of $100,-
000 per year tor four years had been
and Secretary M. C. Gordon, were appointed a committee to meet the
council and press on them the need
of the board so that they would at
on-e take steps towards putting the
school loan bylaw, which will amount
to over $1.4,000, before the people.
Heal estate In Kerrlsdale remains
under the ti mporary cloud cast over
It   by    the    transportation    situation
received and used to the best advan-   Real   estate   brokers   report   a   quiet
tage,   but  the   B.C.   government  had , market  for  the  week,   with  some  In
not retreated from its stand that that
was no commensurate with the coun-
qulrles made and a number of small
sales   put  through.    They  state   that
try's rights and Stept the question
ever open as a claim upon them.
British Coljmb:*- had to pa;- largely
more per capita for its population in
taxation than any other of the provinces In th? country on account of her
Isolation and physical conformation.
He waj> proud to think that the
Ottawa government had been so quick
there is a strong disposition on the
part of prospective buyers to wait
for a settlement of the franchise question before investing heavily, but are
optimistic in predicting better things
as sooif as the council has effected a
solution of the transportation question.
Mr.   C.   D.   Hicha'ds,  proprietor  of
to see the force of the argument and   ,h��   Ij*burne   ?poc1Lerjr-   ha*   Purchased
take steps in provide the remedy.       Uot twenty-five by one hundred and
_. - .__��_._      I flft'" feet on the  west side of Fourth
Then on the question of Asiatic Im- -,reet between Moosomin and Sas-
mlgratlon, -he premier spoke very katchewan streetSp from Mr, l9aac
strongly. He said that It would seem clugston. He proposes to erect a
from statistics that the Japanese fish- -wlvsrtorey business block on this
ermen practically controlled the coast property rlght at oncfe, intending to
fishing industry with the exception of occupy hI_ new -remises on or ab t
the halibut and larger salmon fishing   juiy   j
schemes. He did not wish to say, Report of _.���.���, attendance for
anything offensive to the yellow races, ' Januarv. Weat Point Grev u 78;
but he had always regarded British shaughnessy. 104; Eburne, 126, and
Columbia  as  a   white  man's  country.    Kprrisdale.  10!
and felt that it should be conserved
for the white races. The Japanese
were perhaps the best Informed people ln the west as to every cove and
Inlet along the entire west coast and
it seemed to him that the question
of coast defense was one wlhch could
not   be   too   carefully   looked   into   in
That this council 13 Bf the opinion
that the dredging of the North Arrti
of the Fraser River from its mouth
to the city of New Westminster, to
a depth of fifteen feet be sought as
a tangible instalment of a great
national harbor scheme; and also the
provision   of   a   new   suction   dredge
recognition of its relation to Oriental   f       teh   exclu_,ve   use   on   the   Xorth
countries.    He   was  glad   to  see   that - Arm  Qf  thg  _, u  ,g  a,go  of  ��
the same commendable promptness
was being shown by Premier Borden
ln this as in other matters.    He had
opinion   that  in   view  of  the  opening
of  the   Panama  Canal,   it   Is  of   first
,���  . ,    i Importance that immediate action  be
good and  sufficient  reasons  for  tak-      k The   ftb
ing a decided stand  on  this question     esolutio_ -        0otlnc.1IloP <*-���������.
which    every    close    student   of   the   ._��� ������. ���.*_w.j v��� ,-,  ... ��,,���_
ton and seconded by Councillor Allan
at  the  special  meeting  of  the   Point
trend of affairs would recognize. It
wag Imposslole to believe that the
yellow races could ever assimilate
with the white and he felt assured
that no British citizen was in the
slightest degree Inclined to hazard
the experiment. Then again, Japan
was very Jealous of her own country
and   It   wa.  only   within   very  recent
Grey Council.
The Beavers held a most enjoyable
ball on Monday evening in the McNeely Hall, which Was attended by
] about 250 people, all of whom seemed
times  that  a   white   man   could   own | ,0 enj      t0 th_ ,������ m entertainment
property In Japan and even now only , provU]ed.     The ha��� wa- Crated for
In   certain   prescribed   sections.
would   say   to   the   people   of   British
the oecapton in a very attractive manner,   and   the   music   provided   by  the
Columbia,   Imitate   Japan   andI   enact   FrankUn -rch���tra .of Vancouver, was
and a High school  had  been assured] such laws as would conserve the land   -^  mUf.h  appreclated.    SuppPr  waa
for  the  coming year.  V-Sit1.1'*,Wl"_ir^ In    the   dining   room   of   the
Delta Hotel, pfter which dancing was
resumed   till  morning.
people of their own blood. Sir Wii
frid Laurier's attitude In connection '���
with the Oriental question was rs- ,
ferred to and the hope was exprtssert |
that the Injurj he had done would as ' ,n e-ch ses.sl-n the9e reports of thc-
far as possible be remedied by the i puhllc accounts ���.ere p*aced, on each
present Liberal-Conservative govern- membfcr*a desk; not as wtti the ca3e
ment. | ", T
Other phases of government  polio-
such   as   the   mutual   constr
roads   were   touched    upon,   and   the
premier proceeded  in a very compre-
hensive manner to outline the benefits to be derived from the proposed
railway legislation and to explain the
anxiety of the government to take
such action as would ensure these
various branches being In operation
so as to be prepared to participate
to the full In the benefits which would
accrue from the completion of the
Panama Canal two years hence. He
finished his address with a tribute
to the great ability of Attorney-General Bowser and the excellent work
done through-lilt the past term by
the candidate for Delta riding, Mr.
Frank   J.   MacKenzle,   and   took   fill i
in   the   Sifton   administration, in   Al
>ni poiio j berta, where the puhl'..*- accounts wer-
uctlon   of   nol  brolfgW  fnr<v9*-d  tin  tbe  day  bo
fore  the colse of the  session.
One of the cries of the opposition
was that ibe lands of the country
| were being given away to speculators
whereas It was a fact that two-thirds
of the arable Innds of the entire province had lieen set apart for pre-emp-
tors. In order to keep pace with the
advance In the price of lands, the
government had Just doubled the
price durlnr the^past year. They
had, been ' lamed for "their action,
yet It had doubled the revenue derived from the snle of wild lands.
The revenue of the country had been
increasing and by renson of the country's wise administration, a large sur-
*' ������������   i-��   "vinri    and   Instead   of  a
Mr. II. J. Hutcherson has sold out
his general store business to Mr. S.
W. Walters, late of Duncan's, and
Mr. Walters is now In possession. Mr.
Hutcherson has been in business in
Ladner .since the year 1S95 and ha-
a host of good i'riends In the dis-1
trlct who will be sorry to see him
leave. He has held almost every |
office In the gift of the district and
has always tak;n a keen Interest ln
public affairs.
Mr. Hutcherson expects t0 make
his home ln Vancouver, where his
family now reside. He Is now winding up his business here and as soon
as that Is completed, will make his
Many Delegates Meet   in   Vancouver
Board of Trade Rooms and Discuss
Transportation Facilities
bank manager honored.
There was a good attendance at the
meeting of the joint boards of trade
of Delta, Richmond, Vancouver, South
Vancouver and New Westminster on
Tuesday afternoon, ln the Vancouver
Board of Trade room. The chair was
Mr. K. D. Simpson, who h'as for ab'"" H"��d b*" Mr- A. B. Erskilne, the
the past three years held the con- ! President of the Vaneouver Board and
fldence of the people of the Delta, tne secretary of the same board, Mr.
has been transferred t0 Vancouver, WI1''"" Skei ie was appointed the
greatly to the disappointment of a -""eeretary of toe gathering.
large number who would like to have ; The chairman briefly cited the ob-
kept him here. i Jects  of   the   meeting   and   called   for
In recognition of his oourtesy and a free expression of opinion on the
as a  proof  of  his  popularity,   about  project.
fifteen of twentj of the business men The first speaker was Mr T ]_
of the town assembled In his office Ladner, who stated that the desire
prior to his departure and presented of the Delta people was to secure
him with a handsome gold watch as the co-operation of the surrounding
a token of their esteem, j boards  of  trade  in   the  advancement
Dr. A. A. King read a short and of a bridge and quick transit scheme
appreciative address, and the presen- between the Delta country and the
tation was made by Mr. S. W. Fisher, cities of Vancouver and New West-
Mr. Simpson made, a reply suitable j minster. At the present time, alto the occasion and expressed his'though Ladner was a bare 15 miles
gratification at the expressions of good ; from ihe heart of Vancouver, it was
will. He regretted to leave the Delta an all-day tr*p to get in and out.
and would always retain pleasant. There was no doubt but that another
memories of the unfailing kindness bridge would have to be built across
he had received at the hands of the ' the Fraser river, as the present
people of the Delta district. bridge at New Westminster had about
all  it could handle,  according to  re-
[ ports.    The   Delta   country   was   well
TTTT" . I *vorth  tapping, as it held possibilities
Mr. George McCluskey, of Cres- , for the raising of an almost unlimited
c*ent Island, is now 'tearing some 25, quantity of vegetables and cereals for
stitches in his face and neck as a j the supply of the rapidly-growing
result of a collision a few evenings, coast markets. He considered it too
ago with Mr. Chris. Brown's auto. ; bad that the Vancouver dealers should
Mr. Brown was dri .-ing in to town at send so much of their monev acrosa
night and MriMeCluskey was driving j the line when- they could keep that
out, and In passing Hutcherson's store money within the province by simply
it is said thrt Mr. Brown was driving cultivating the trade at their own
on the wrorg side of the street and ! doors. Delta boasted of a population
travelling pretty fast. Mr. McCluskey ; Gf some 4,000 people, and the land
seing that an accident was imminent could easily provide S livelihood for
undertook* to  cross  the  street  to  get; forty thousand.
out of harm's way. As a result, Mr.! The assessed vAltle of the land in
McCluskey was struck by the auto' mi was $6.000,0.0. There was with-
and thrown clear through the glass jn the municipality 1_*I6 miles of ma-
wind guard - of the machine. His j cadamized roads. The district owned
buggy was smashed and the horse | a splendid water svstem which had
severely hurt. Mr. McCluskey was i been Installed at an outlay of $173-
rennered unconscious and sustained 000, and which was capable of sup-
two  feaTful   cuts  on   the   face   which I plying a population of from 20,000 to
will leave their mark for the remain
der   of   his   life     One  extends   from
the  right  eye  over  the  ear  and   the
other  from   the  right  corner  of  the
mouth to the neck.
Stories of the accident and the
manner in which lt occurred are conflicting, and It is rumored that a law
suit   will   result  from   the  encounter.
30,000 people.
The district had 25 miles of perfect
dyke which had been built at an outlay of $200,000 and boasted 'if having
40,000 acres of the finest land In the
world under cultivation at the present time.
Delta's Productivity.
Mr. Ladner also gave the following
interesting figures as to the o-utput
of the Delta district In 1911: 2.000
CHH_-/IiWAC'K, March 20.���The' -ons of ha"' valued at $40,000; l^oO
dwelling and contents belonging to' tons of grain valued at $375,000;
J. H. Pook, a tinsmith ln this city, > 7-so�� tons of potatoes and roots val-
were almost destroyed by fire at an ued at $150,000; 60,000 cans of milk
early hour yesterday morning. The va'**ed at $'1120,0-00: cattle, sheep and
blaze origin-ated from the dining-room hn^s' valued at $180,0'00; horses and
stove catching upstairs, and before miscellaneous, $9,000, making a total
being discovered, had gain consider- for the year of $1,135,000. That out-
able headway In the lining and sheet-' Put could be quadrupled very easily
Ing of the attic roof. A late passer-by: 'f there wera a more ready market for
saw the flames and gave the alarm. ��� tnfr produ6t and an easier method of
awakening the inmates and ringing'1"'"1'1" It to a market.
up the Are station. The inmates j Along the line of the fertility of
were awakened only in time to save ��� the land, Mr. Ladner pointt 1 ouit that
themselves and a very small portion j the land would produce three and a
of their wardrobes. An hour of good half tons of hay to the a'-re. Oats
steady work on the part of the fire ! went as high as one and three-quarter
brigade, with two streams of water [tons to the acre and weighed from
playing on the fire kept It confined to! -10 to 50 lbs. to the bushel. Wheat
the burning building, and the walls' ran as high as 1% to 2 tons to the
are yet standing out badly charred ! acre and the wheat grown in the
and burned. The loss to Mr. Pook I DeWa district had captured the flrst
in building and contents is over j prize at the World's Fair, and the
$3000.    A   small   insurance   partially   standing   of   the   Delta   potatoes   was
m pleasure it afforded him to again ap- ��� m   p-���*���n({(.a   appUute. ,.,.������  , ... _.,,,...   ,h    _,,.-----,���. ,,��� ,
���pear before a Delta aiidk-r-e.    it hnd i *ral      '       ' ,��-____ Jarg'e debt whieh the government had
n,,t  been  nlfl'nnVd  In  the  Itinerary ft j Mr" ft**"*** ���**��*��� I "  "ac,   In  the year  they took  office.
come tn Delta, hut a chnnge of plan , Attorney-Genera! Bowser was the | they were not In a position to do
with regard to certain other meet-1 next speaker and for some three- | business In a businesslike style and
'.:i_.�� hi d made it possible, i quarter*  of  an   hour  he   greatly  In-
He   spoke   with   hopefulness   of   Ur* ten-sted   his   audience   with   his   cleat
forthcoming   election;    The   develop-   outlining  of  the  government's   meth-
ds   of   dealing   with   public   matters.
���Iment of the whole /Dominion, and
Hthe management of the affairs of thr
��*-' province ha,d been such that the peo-
jr-^ pie were gatlsflefl. -tome deplori-d the
jjinbaence of Liberals In tho House.
Still,  wit**,  the  huge  majority  there
to pay their way In a dignified  manner.
The supporters of the Liberal party
had frequently -<tated that the govorn-
lll> spoke kindly of Mr. John Oliver's ment had no right to enter Into large
ability U a puhllc man. but at the financial agreements without first
same time considered that Mr. Oliver consilium,' the people. With that the
hnd had his day and would do well government concurred and at the
to retire gracefully from' public life, preset time, they were seeking the
wa_ not f. slnlHe ca*sei where the gov- The people had spoken very emphatl- approval of the electors on their ralT-
ernment has taken an unfair advan- cally as to their wishes and had way policy. The Liberals came In
tage nf the m1n< rlty. Mr. Brewster I turned him down twice when he had with the criticism that the party
had had every cl.ance to sharpen his appealed for their suffrage, lie lelt might have run out Its full term of
weapons and to confer with his col- that he would again te defeated by office without Incurring the expense
league, Mr. John Oliver, during the Vr. MacKenzle at the forthcoming of an election. That would mean the
past session, but on those lines there   election. completion    of    the    Panama    '""anal
had been no criticism. If his gov-1 Conditions in the local house and would find the country not prepared
ernment has warranted confidence. It the methods of deallrg with public to handle the enormous* inter,'its
waA quite fitting that tho people' expenditures wire exp.allied. It �����'����� which would accrue from that vast
should send down nn entirely CDH-l��'��n ��hown that the members of the project. The government desired to
servatlve government The people opposition had every chance to keep secure all the railway and transp,.rta-
themselves thriugh the press watched In touch with all public expenditures tion facilities in the shortest possible
carefully the government and were by asklr.< to be placed- on the Public time, and thus save good business
aware of the Tact that they were Accounts Committee. It was a notice- frem being diverted elsewhere. The
careful to do tnetr best. able fact tl.at Mr.  Brewster, the sole   great   increase  of   the   revenue   since
The people had spoken twice with j lain King Linernl member in the local 1903 was dwelt upon and interesting
reference t) Mr. Oliver, and since he house, had 'aeltly expressed his con- statistics were given iu connection
had   graduated   from   the   provincial   tldence.   by   not   asking   for   a   place j therewith.
to the Federal nrena. he half ex- on the Public Accounts Committee. | Afti-r a brief review of the Liberal
pected to see Mr. Oliver launching Kaah account before being paid, went | platform and the men who compiled
out Into Ii ipfTlal politics. I through   various   departments   to   i-   it,   the   gatnerlng   was   brought   to   a
Asiatic Question. O.  K.'d,   and   no  accounts  were  paid   doM   by the singing of the  National
After   a   general   review' of   condi-   without   the   fullest   Investigation,   ��o ' Anthem,
tions as they exist. Mr  MIcBrlde spent   that  there  was   no  loophole  for  dis-       The steamship New Delta made two
a  considerable   time  In   dealing  with   honesty.    Afterwards   all   the    public j special .trips for the purpose of brlng-
his atand  on  trie questions of  Better ! accounts had to go before the auditor, Ing the speakers of the evening to and
Terms and Asiatic _mrnig.ation. general  for  final endorsatlon.    Early  from Steveston.
covers this loss.
That talented actress, Miss Aylesworth, Is appearing this scasen In
James Forbes most successful comedy
of stage life, "The Chorus Lady."
Miss Aylesworth- many friends and
attmlrers who ha.ve delighted in her
work in other New York successes,
and aa leading lady with Virginia
Ilarned last season, will appreciate
her Interpretation of Patricia O'Brien,
a part that is Ideally suited to an
actres�� of Miss Aylesworth's temper-
ment. To please, an author in the
portrayal of characters of his work
ll a difficult feat, yet Mlsa Aylesworth has succeeded so well In this
respect that Mr. Forbes ls considering writing a new play for her next
season. "The Chorus Lady" is making its second transcontinental tour
this season, and with a most excellent company and production, will be
presented at the opera House for one
performance  only.
VICTORIA, B.C.. March 20 ���
The city council has been requested
on behalf of the Socialistic party to
permit members of that organization
to hold street meetings on Broad street
between Yates street and tho Colonist
building from now until the coming
elections. The request has been forwarded to the chief of police.
too well known to need comment.
One thousand sacks of potatoes could
be taken from two a.-res of land. Turnips went from 50 to 60 tons to the
acre. The speaker grew "0 turnips
which collectively tipped the beam at
600 lbs., one of theSi* turnips alone
weighed 4S lbs. He had raised a
cauliflower which had been exhibited
at New Westminster, Vancouver and
Victoria which had weighed 2$ lbs.
He had grown sqnn��*i which h id
tipped the beam at 350 lbs.
The district needed tram connection
with the cities and needed them badly.
Severnl of the large rail Way* were
looklng for an entry Into Canada and
a hrldge across the Fraser In the vicinity of Delta would provide them
with a quick and desirable means of
entry  Into Vancouver.
In conclusion. Mr. Ladner thanked
Mr. Tlsdaie for his good will as manifested by his hrlnglng the matter up
at Victoria and looked forward to
the time when by means of co-operation the required facilities would be
V-T-rl for ConiKN-tlon.
Mr.  D,  Burgess,  of South  Van iou-
ver, was heartily In accord with all
Mr. Ladner had said and believed that
Delta was entitled to a bridge and
for his constituency stated that they
were prepare, to do all within their
power to secure for Delta the facilities required The city was fast
stretching out and lt would be but
a short time befora the Delta would
be within ten miles of Vancouver.
Fraser Road had now be?n renamed
FYaser street, and tue tramline was
pushing along In that direction and
would soon be available to provide
the desired land connection for bridging purposes.
Mr. McCandless thought a committee should be formed to Interview the
railway and transportation companies
with a view to finding out what they
were prepared to do ln connection
with the project.
.Mr. W. M. Robson. a delegate from
the Main Street Improvement Association, told of the plans being matured for the improvement of Main
street and promised assistance to the
furtherance of a project which would
lead to the betterment of conditions
and a closer alliance between the rural
and city sections.
(Reeve Oliver, on being asked to
express himself, stated that the matter had been dealt with chiefly by
the Board of Trade, but the people
of the district were a unit In wanting better transportation facilities
and closer connectinn with the cities
of Vancouver and New Westminster.
He agreed with the need of direct
commiunlcatlon with Vancouver, but
at the same time, no bridge across
the Fraser and Delta could be built
at the price the New Westminster
bridge was built for. In the first
place the discance to be bridged was
far greater and in the second place,
the eost of .abor and material wa9
greatly higher than It was when the
New Westminster bridge was built.
In his estimation the cost would be
about double. He disagreed with
the idea that the Westminster bridge
was overtaxed. Closer connection
was necessary, but he believed that
while working for the bridge the
thing to do in the meantime was to
secure as rapidly as possible connection  with the Chilliwack line.
Councillor Kittson, Councillor
Brown and R. E. Kittson, president
of the Delta Board of Trade, also
spoke along similar lines.
Lino from Westminster.
The chairman,  assured  the delegation   that   Vancouver   was   ready   to
co-operate to the fullest extent in  its
power for the general good.
Mr. J. R. Duncan stated that he
and Mr. A. E. White, president of
the New Westminster Board of Trade,
had taken up the transportation matter in company with Mr. O. R. C.
Oonway, chief engineer of the B.C.
E.R. and Mr. C. B. Vorce, superintendent of construction, and had
looked over the road between New
Westminster and Delta. Both gentlemen had been delighted with the
business in sight, the grades and character of the land and had ass_re'I
them that there were no engineering
difficulties In the way to stay construction.
Two committee.'* were then appointed, one to take up the matter
of direct connection with aVneouver,
to meet In Vancouver on the 26th
Instant, and the other to take up
the matter of direct connection with
New Westminster. The latter committee to meet in New Westminster
at the call of the chairman, Mr. R.
E.   Kittson.
The first committee was composed
of tha following gentlemen: Delta,
T. E. I-idner. Reeve Oliver; Richmond. Reeve Bridge. A. B. Dixon:
South Vancouver. Reeve Kerr. R. C.
Hodgson: Vancouver City. E. Buckln
ind one to b,> api-"inted by ihe Mayor.
The second committee embraced!
ID. H. Kittson, C. Brown. Reevu
Oliver. T. H. Annandale, J. Ft. Duncan and  Mayor Lee.
The following gentlemen were prei��
ent: R. M. ltobson, South Vancouver; W. A. Kirkland, Westham Island; E. fi. Tisdale. Vancouver; A.
C,. McCandless. Vancouver; It Burgess, South Vancouver; E. Burnham,
Vancouver: T, ES, Ladner. I.adner;
O. Brown. Delta; R, E. Kittson,
East Delta; J. R, nuncan. New-
Westminster; H. A. stone. Vancouver; A. R. Erskine. Vancouver: E.
A.   OunllfTe.   Toint   Crey;   W.   Bridge,
Richmond;  B.   shepherd.  Richmond;
T.   S.   Annandale.   New  Westmlnsti v:
w.  q,  Harvey, Point Grey.
SOT-T-H VAiNVntTVEIR. March 20.���
The birthday of Mrs. Green, wife of
Rev. T. Oreen, which occurred yesterday, was marked by a surprise
party at her residence on Flett street,
Cedar Cottage. In the afternoon. Mrs.
Green held an "at home."
Manager Bryimner,  or th<   Bank   '-'
Montreal.     late     yesterday     received
a   wire   from   New  York,   stating  that
McN'amara.     known     as    "Australian
Mack,"  accused  of robbing the  bank
here   last  fall,  came   up  again   today
for   the   hearing   in   extradition   pro-
I ceedings.       The   defense   prodio-.-l   a
j witness  who   was   expected   to   prove
! that    MciNamara    purchased    clothing
from him on the day of the bank robbery, but he failed to make good and
the attempted alibi fell to the ground.
The case was adjourned until today.
. row.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 21���Fanned by a heavy wind, fire which started ln the western section of the' city
today destroyed half a dozen cottages,
causing estimated damage of $2',",oo.
Occupants of the dwellings barely had
time to get to the street, losing all
their household  effects.
I'.ERLIN. Man* 19.���A society has
been organized here todemand the
francbltte for woman on a pro-perty
baals. One-sixth of the houee property of Berlin ls owned by women. /2
I munlcation with New Westminster and
Vancouver. Personally, ho had always taken particular interest in the.
farming interests of the district. He
was intimately known in  Milner and
MDUMBIR. B.C., March 20.-One of   'he v,ot!u'r, ports .��" |Del" ridlns' f""1
, he had always during his connection
Hon. R.  MoBr}de and Attorney General Address Meeting in Interest
of F. J. MacKenzie.
the largest and must influential meetings yet held In the interests of Mr.
F. J. M-aeKensle, Conservative candidate for Delta riding, was that at Milner, this afternoon. It was honored
by the presence of the premie-*, Hon.
R, McBride, the attorney-general,
Hon. W. J. Bowser and other prominent members of the Conservative
party from New Westminster and
Vancouver. It was largely attended
by enthusiastic supporters of the McBride government from various parts
or the district, and it was graced by
the always acceptable presence of
several ladles interested ln the political proceedings, or may be, personalities, of the principal speakers. At
least, one young lady, Miss Isabel
MacKenzie, the winsome daughter of
the popular Conservative candidate,
was sufficiently Interested���bless her
heart���to present to Mr. McBride a
bouquet of flowers, when he arose to
address the meeting.
But it seems that no political gathering of the kind, in this particular
Tiding, can be complete without the
presence of Mr. John Oliver, erstwhile zealous supporter of the present
premier and now one of the leaders
of the forlorne hopes of the Liberal
opposition. He is deservedly popular
with both Liberals and Conservatives.
Active and pugnacious, if mistaken,
in his present opposition to the McBride government in general, and Mr.
Frank MacKenzie, the Conservative
candidate, in particular, his high pergonal character and his frankly aggressive methods of criticism, impart
a lively, if not always sympathetic
interest to these political meetings.
But like all ultra-enthusiasts, he, man,
a time and oft, "puts his foot in 1t."
He boldly treads where angels fear
to step. This being an agricultural
district, it might be added that he is
also ploughing, lik.e Lord Rosebery,
ln the old country, his lone furrow.
Perhaps, alas! ploughing only the
In two significant points, among
others, Mr. McBride trenchantly and
humorously exposed the fallacy of the
trend of Mr, John Oliver's arguments
against the Conservative administration. Mr. Oliver had sarcastically referred to the new road being built
In the district as principally intended
for millionaires and owners of auto,
mobiles. "What," said Mr. McBride,
"can be morc-yimusing than this argument. Why, only an hour ago, we
all saw Mr. Oliver sailing up to this
meeting In a splendid automobile and
never looking happier or more contented than while driving it up to this
hall." General laughter greeted this
pertinent retort. In the other case.
Mr. John Oliver had referred to what
he called the iniquitous terms granted
by the McBride government to the
Canadian Northern Railway. "Here
Is a man," said the premier, "who,
presumes to criticize and denounce
the policy of the Conservative government with respect to the terms
granted to the Canadian Northern
Railway, when, as a metter of fact,
Mr. Oliver bad actively supported the
ruinous conditions which the late
Laurier government at Ottawa had so
rashly conceded to the Grand Trunk
Pacific scheme. Mr. John Oliver remained silent wblle Mr. McBride explained to the audience the difference
between the hasty and extravagant
concessions of the late Liberal government at Ottawa, as regards their
3rand Trunk Pacific policy corn-pared
with the conditions arranged with the
Canadian Northern Railway, as well as
other railways, by the Conservative
government at Victoria. Not a fact
or figure produced by both Premier
MuRride or Attorney-General Bowser
could be challenged by Mr. John
Oliver or any of his supporters present at the meeting.
Mr. Frank MacKenzie was able to
show most conclusively that in supporting the McBriae governmen- for
B. CT.,' he was also, perhaps more
���directly, advocating the Interests '.
the Delta riding, of which Mlinor,
Langley and the district formed so
important  a part.
In this respect he was cordially
supported by the premier, who expressed his indebtedness to New Westminster as his birthplace, and the
district around as his peculiar Interest.
Summing up the general Impression
of the meeting, as It might strike an
Impartial observer, lt was not only
that the Hon. R, McBride merited a
continuance of public confidence, and
that Mr. Frank MacKenzle was one
of his ablest lieutenants, but that New
Westminster and the whole suburban
or contiguous districts were developing
and prospering to an extent "se'ciinfl
to none" in any part of the province.
The Speeches.
Mr. I). Harris, president of the
Langley Conservative Association, being elected to the chair, called upon'
Mr. F. J. MacKenzle, the Conservative
candidate, to open the meeting
Mr. Mackenzie, on rising to give
an account of his stewardship, was
received with general applause. He
was proud that their worthy premier,
the Hon. R, McBride, was present to
address the meeting. He was also
pleased to see his old friend and opponent in the coming election. Mr.
John Oliver, was on the platiform
to give his views on the present political situation.
, He was especially pleased to bave
the honor of representing the Delta
riding with which he had been identified for no many years. In the Milner and Langley district especially
they had the beat agricultural district
In the province. The foreshore along
the Fraser River and the uplands of
the district were unsurpassed for agricultural purposes. For marketing,
the Delta district possessed the great
advantage of being in such easy com-
Shilohs Gun
with it as a representative of the Mo
Bride government, strongly urged the
Interests of the local agricultural
He could assure the meeting that
Mr. McBride, the- premier of the
province, would always take a peculiar Interest, from his personal associations in this particular part, of
th6 Delta riding.
The present campaign was one of
exceptional pleasure to him, and he
was proud to be associated with a
government which had done so much
for the various portions of British
Columbia. Prior to the advent of the
McBride government, the province
bad to contend with numerous disabilities, such as the petrifying patronage of the Dominion government, and
the Crown lands, on which were
squatted settlers whose tenure of land
depended almost entirely on their
given or promised vote in favor of
the Liberal government.
As regards Mr. Oliver, his opponent, he had done nothing in h|s
past career as a member of the provincial house, except making vague
promises and pledges which had never
been fulfilled. What had Mr. Oliver
done in the interests of the farmers
of the district? Absolutely nothing,
beyond perhaps drawing up a map of
contemplated improvements in roads
and railway lines. Nothing foreshadowed in that map had been put
to practica! effect during Mr. Oliver's
connection with the provincial house
for reasons which were obvious and
could  easily  be  explained.
Mr. MacKenzie then proceeded to
demonstrate the advantages that the
riding had obtained under the McBride administration during his tenure as one of its supporters. Thousands of dollars had been spent in
the constituency in road and other
improvements. He had been successful in obtaining for Cloverdale
the best machinery for road-building
purposes, and the whole district would
(n this respect be eventually unequal-
ed throughout the province.
As regards the railway policy of
th6 Conservative government, it was
well known that the lands along tbe
Fraser River had been sold at great
profit to local residents. Settlers had
been encouraged to develop the land
and agriculture throughout the district had benefited by the various
Toads and railway improvements introduced by the McBride government.
Mr. MacKenzie concluded his Interesting speech by a glowing tribute
to the Hon. R. McBride as a man not
only admired for bis administrative
abilities, but beloved by the people
of the farming community especially
for  his high  personal  qualities.
iMr. John Oliver in following the
Conservative candidate made a long
peeoh, In which destructive criticism
was characterized rather by vehemence than by logical exposition of
facts and figures. .Space forbids a
recital of the various accusations
made against the McBride government, but the points raised were fairly dealt with and conclusively answered by both the premier and the
Hon. R. McBride, on rising to address the audience, was received with
a burst of genuine enthusiasm. Be- I
���for it had hardly subsided. Miss Isa- !
���bel MacKenzle, daughter of Mr. Frank
MacKenzie, took the opportunity of
handing to thc premier a bouquet
���of flowers.
Mr. MciBride commenced his speech
by saying that he fully appreciated
the hearty welcome accorded him and
the pleasure was enhanced by the
presence of his old friend, Mr. John
Oliver. They had enjoyed many-
campaigns together, both Federal and
Provincial. He noticed' that Mr.
Oliver still retained his old fighting
���form, which consisted perhaps of
plenty of steam and much talk. Mr.
���Oliver was an adept in criticising,
���never measures his language, but to
those, who know him as well as he
does, its value can easily be discounted.
With regard, for Instance, to Mr.
���Oliver's criticism of the railway policy
of the government, particularly as
concerns theC.-N.R., who could take
the strictures of that gentleman seriously, considering his own advocacy
of the late Liberal government's ruin-
of which have never been successfully
challenged and    which    are a com- ' ���
plete vindication of the policy of the -".rains Will He Running From Mon-
B. C. government in their negotiations i -real to Port Mann by the
and relations with the C.  N. R. and j Etad of 1913.
other railways now operating in the ,    MONTREAL.  March  21,���That the
province. ���
It is true that they had guaranteed ,Wme for completion of the Canadian
the bonds, on a first mortgage of the  Northern  line   from  Montreal  ��o  He
C. N. R. and encouraged the railway ! Pacific   Ocean   had   been  reducal  by
in Its enterprise in British Columbia. |one yeajri and that. barring unf rsecn
Other railway extensions had also re- ��� w M
celved the support of the government   '
such as Great Eastern & Pacific operations which . would open up the
Peace river district; the roads connecting the coast with the Kootenay
treal to Port Mann on an unint?irupt-
ed C. N. R. track by tihe en, of 1811,
were statements made by Sir Dou>,d
Mann, vice-president of the Can_-i**n
Crowded Meeting at Clayburn Hears Strawberry Hill Electors Gave Enthu
section;   the  difficult route    to  Port j Northern  Railroad    during    % recent
Hope, and the road through the Ket
tie Valley and other districts of the
All these developments were In tho
interests of the public in general
throughout B. C, for the purpose of
easy communication between east
and west, and for farmers in particular in opening up markets for
their produce. The Hope mountain
road he was assured would be fin-
inshed within two and one-half years
and the other railway extensions were
in active progress.
It should not be forgotten that the
Panama canal undertaking had been
a great factor in expediting thes.
various railway enterprises, for British Columbia was more vitally interested than any other province of
the Dominion in securing a share of
the vast trade likely to be diverted to
the Pacific coast when the canal is
open to the world.
In concluding his able and concise
review of the Conservative government's past record, Mr. McBride referred In most appreciative terms io
Mr. F. J. MacKenzie, the Conservative
candidate for the Delta riding, as a |
man he personally knew deserved the I
continued confidence of the constituents. Mr. MacKenzie was well known
in this particular district for his strenuous efforts especially in the Interests
of the farming community.
The premier thanked the audience
for their hearty welcome, more especially as that being a native of the
adjoining city of New Westminster,
he had the greatest confidence in the
future of the Fraser Valley as "truly
a land of promise."
Hon. W. J. Bowser had a rousing
reception on rising to address the
meeting. In an able defence of the
Conservative policies as regards railway, road, educational and financial
conditions, he fully endorsed the premier's expository statements.
Incidentally Mr. Bowser referred to
the candidature of Mr. John Oliver
and compared him to certain famous
pugilists who had endeavored to come
back. "But poor old John can't come
back," he declared amidst general
With regard to the railway policy
of the government, in explanation of
which the attorney general gave precise statistics, he impressed upon the
meeting the vital importance of meeting the situation in British Columbia
created by the Panama canal scheme.
They must make all the local railway
connections with the transcontinental
lines if they wished to develop and
open markets for their produce from
east to  west.
In reply to Liberal criticisms of
the B. C. government's contract with
the C. N. R. he conclusively showed
that both the McBride government
and the people had their Interests
securely safeguarded. They had a
first mortgage on the road, they
could collect tolls, and they had ln
fact the security of the road Itself.
They had consequently every bondholder of the line behind them as security foi the faithful fulfilling of the
conditions of the contract. The Dominion government was also behind
the agreement for they could not afford to see the B. C. government foreclose as It was in a position to do If
necessary. No such necessity would
ever arise, for the contract was so
binding, the interests of the government and the road were so mutual
and Interdependent that the continued development of the country-
was the chief and final factor ln the
successful  issue-  of  the  undertaking.
Mr. Bowser added his tribute to the
abilities of Mr. F. J. MacKenzie, the
Conservative candidate. He had been
most energetic ln the discharge of his
political duties and had been a loyal
supporter of the McBride administration.
Rousing cheers for Hon. R. McBride, Hon. W. J. Bowser and Mr. F.
..,._, . _ , iJ- MacKenzle, concluded one of the
oils contract with the Grand trunk mMt enthusiastic political gatherings
-Paolflo If any compaison could b** < of the present Conservative camnah-n.
made it was immeasureably in favor
of the B.C. government's contract
with the C.N./R.    He was not there
hurried visit to Montreal
Si. Donald Mann stated "in: ss
soon as they had the neces.j-i.-y \ii'.<-
lation at Ottaiwa work wo 1.1 i**.*. Ir.
almost at once on the twu-mile tunnel through the mount, l to wo,���,-
th- r oentral depot would le established on Dorchester street. This work,
he said, woulTi occupy r vo years,
,S!r Donald Mann had just a rived
from New York, where he had !>��sn
making arrangement with an i iu*l-
neer of great experience ,!n connection with the tunnels constructed un-
deT the Hudson river. This engineer
will  have full  ciharge  ott the  work,
Sir Donald Mann confirmed the report that the company'- mi-"*'. .���'-.eds
would be erected near the l,_ymarket
Square, as a large block of land ha'd
been secured In tbat section of the
city, for the reason thit the Moreau
street freight deipots were too remote
from the centre of the metropolis. It
had also been decided to have a double track through the tunnel, and that
the flve-miinute tramway service to be
established froim the city ty Back
river or to the new city behind the
mountain would use the same traens
as the pasenger trains leaving Montreal   for  the  Western   ocean.
Then Sir Donald spoke oi the completion of the Canadian Northern
from the city to Vancoucer, including
the 525 mile section from Sud'bury to
Port Arthur, saying that all the contracts call for a finished railway to
the Pacific  by the  end  of next year.
During the vice-president's recent
visit through Rrltiffti Columbia, he
found that, nil though the work was
exceedingly heavy on the Fraser, the
contractors are pushing the enterprise
with speed.    A record  would  also be
Conservative Candidate Explain
Policies of Government.
CLAYBUBN, March 19.���Last night
Mr. F. J. MacKenzle, the Conservative
candidate for this constituency, met
the electors of this district at the
school house here and laid before
them the policies of the McBride administration. Every seat ln the school
room was occupied and the audience
listened with close attention throughout Mr.  MacKenzie's address.
Mr. MacKenzle dealt with the land
question and efTetctlvely shattered the
arguments of the Opposition showing
that while the pre-emptor was exempt
from taxation, the purchaser paid to
the government a lour per cent, wild
tax. which together with the sale of
the lands produced a large revenue
which the government was using to
build new roads, Improve old ones
and open up the country generally. In
the matter of road Improvements Mr.
MacKenzie pointed out that had secured for his constituency road appropriations totalling $185,000, while his
opponent. Mr. John Oliver, while representing the same constituency had
secured only $4,500 for the same purposes.
The railway policy was also dealt
with and contrasted with Mr. Oliver's
railway map of   the    last   campaign      .	
which even "Honest" John himself deem the pledges made before thi
had no confidence lp. The effects of j last election. No facts or fcgure*
the building of the Canadian Northern i were adduced by the voluble spea..
Pacific was vividly protrayed and the jer to prove his contention, but hi.
practica] results of the proposed con- ,vague and denunciatory lmpeuchmeii
struction of the Fort George line were jot the Conservative administrateu
emphasized. was received in a tolerant if skeptic.i
Opportunity  was  given   for   asking spirit by  the audience.       He male
questions and advantage was    taken, special point of the alleged short n.-
Upon   being   asked   if   permits   would   oi   time   allowed   for   a   discussion  ,.
be issued this year for burning,    Mr. !the   political   problems,   such  as   thi
MacKenzle stated that they would and  land and railway policies of the gi
that so far as public safety would permit, farmers would be allowed to clear
and burn without hinderance.
Mr. Charles    McC'allum    acted
slastlc Reception to the Oonaerva.
tlve Candidate Last Eevenlng.
March 16.���A public meeting waa
held at the hall of the Farmers' Institute last night, when Mr. F. J.
MacKenzle, the Conservative candidate for the riding of Delta warn given
an enthusiastic reception. Mr. John
Oliver, the Liberal candidate, if
present indications materialise, waa
also presnt to give zest and variety to
the meeting. During the whole proceedings there warn a lively duel between the two candidates, friendly
enough in speech, but frankly antagonistic as to the record of the McBride government. While Mr. Oliver
lad several sympathetic friends present, the meeting generally was in en-
thtusistlc sup*port of the candidature
of Mr. MacKenzle.
The meeting was largely attended
by residents of the Hill and dJstrici
and Mr. John F. Roberts acted aa
At the outset, Mr. John Oliver, thi
Liberal candidate, ln a characteristic
ally rambling speech, endeavored nn
declamatory tones to arraign the record of the McBride government. Hi
was as certain as that strewtberrien
grew ln the district that the Conservative  government had failed to    re-
ernment. before the general elections.
It was humorously conceded by other speakers that this disadvantage ap-
a9 pealed peciillarlly to the Liberal candidate, who is not noted for brief,
'businesslike or concise methods of argument.
Mr. F. J.  MacKenzle,  who was re-
celved  with  general  enthusiasm.  gav<
To    the    Editor:���i   notice   in   the a ma8terly exposition of the splend
Press that  there are  a lot of people ;rt.COTj   ^   the   McBride   admins;,,
jumping J. D. Taylor, M.P., because tjcn     Hls 0Wn -nd.jvldual record was
he   has   got   the   export   duty   taken   ._.��� k___.n t0 the vo,-.__, ,,, the ,,,..
made the coming summer in grading, , off sockeye salmon.    Now the fisher- \m , h    ���,,,    ^ pr-.1(,se ,��� ,,_,
track-laying  around     the     north     of ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^maa^MU^mmmmm
Lake Superior.
Being asked if the oonrpany had
made any definite plans for extending
their system through tihe Eastren
provinces, S'r Donald replied in the
negative, adding that the requirement.** of the West at present appear
to  be  of   paramount   importance.
Accident**.   Fire   ami   Hailstorm
|K>rt*~-l���Personal  Xoivs of
Uie Town.
men   will   get   a   chance  to   gel   the |upon thSs part^mr aspect of the p.
market   price   for   their   fish.    I   wellhitloal sntuation.  eH  could  conflder:
remember   the   year   before   that   law  ,y   _-_,_   hov>.evel.p   that    nu   hn,*   -ea:.
was enforced, when the fishermen got ',"���-,��� aUp,ported  not onlv  the  gen. i
as high as fifty cents a fish; the year  poU<,le-   of   the   Conservative   govern-
following   this  law  going  into   effect, men(   for   the   benofit  of   the   Whol.
we  got  the  bright sum  of ten  cents ', prov|nce,   but   had   also   etrenuou.
B fish, and  it  went up at the end  <">f :advo.ated   various   measure    for   th
the same year to twenty cents.      At   Iinn|cul)flr   advantage   at  Ithe   P..
the same time, the American cannery- ,riding.     He   had  advocated  and  sir,-
men   were   paving   forty  cents a  flsn 'ported  every effort made for the ex-
straight  through.    Shame  on  you,  J.  t.-snlon of railwav and car line com-
D.  Taylor,  for getting  the  fishermen llr���nicatlon  [n  the district.    The r
a big price for their fish; you should ^dian   Northern     Railway     Corn-pa:.,
really  know   better  than  to  do  such  nad introduced millions of money  I
STEVFSTOY      Mnrr-h     ���>.-     ww' inines'   but'   ot  course'   >'<>"���  are  Just t0 th    .province, and  It was the par-
T  \ 21���'*��hat|-*lke  old  john   Kendall;   you  are  dis-  t|��-ular  aim   Of   the   McBride   gove
might have  been  a  more serious ac-   gusted   wlth   th.   manner   the   fisher- \Z     'to   encourage    he   -nterpri,.
cident.occurredon Saturday evening, I mfcn hav.   been  trealed  and  you   ������_ [���? ^nl-  ^   well     T Z   S  -
lleve   lt   Is   your   duty   as  an   Intelii- !guard the Itnerests of the public,
gent man to  try and  free the  white j    The  McBrlde    government    during
slave  fishermen of the Fraser River. !Us   6{jm),,TiWi,ly   br.ef  career   h;l.
Keep  at  if,   the   fishermen   will  stay record 8econd  (0 none of any provill.
by you to the bitter end. Icial  BOVWnment since Cont'erderatici..
I   also   notice   that   the   Board   ofiU-nen   the   Mcl!rlde   government   en-
Trade  it  continually  opposed  tc>  the ;u.rt.a  n,.gt lntn  p-WW(  thcre  was - ,
money  in   the    treasury,    while  now
while Mr. and Mrs. John Draney were
driving towards Steveston. Another
rig, coming in the opposite direction,
with and overturned Mr. Drancy's
buggy, causing the occupants to be
thrown heavily to the ground. Mrs.
Draney sustained    minor   injuries  to
there '.-'as a substantial surplus.    Ml
McBride   had   especially   studied   th
her    shoulder    and    side,    while   Mr. j wlhte fishermen of the Fraser River.
I Draney    miraculously    escaped    with J Mr. Sinclair goes /-n to say that there
| slight   injuries.       The   horse,   getting   ar.  *jUt few  fish t0 export.    1  would
clear   of   the   buggy,   was   cut   about hike  to   tell  Mr.  Sinclair  lt  would  be , |nlererts   of   agricultural    throughou
|th6   shoulder;   the   buggy   wa-s   badly   tetter    for    him   and   the   public   aVthe   wholo   province     and     the   mo-
smashed up. large if he  would  take more interest careful   and     sympathetic     attentlc
The many friends of Mt. M. Welsh I in the welfare of the white and native had been also devoted to local ri
will be pleased to hear that he is, fishermen; he would really do some- iqu'rements Personally he had tl.
fully recovered from a severe Illness.; thing creditable for his country. I particular interests of the Delta Rid
The doctor considered an operation would like to a.sk Mr. Sinclair, who fug very close to hi. heart. His ii.
was unnecessary at present. ; are   catching   and   canning   the   Ash  dividual  record  aa    a    business mo:
The    many    friend!    of    Mr.    Burt j 0n  the Fraser?    G0 and  look  In any  and   eoclally     was     sufficiently   w.
Needes  will   be   sorry  to   hear   he   is  cannery you like, and what will you  known   and he could only repeat hi
ln  the general  hospital,  with  an  In-  find?    You  will find seventy-five per !Bincerc   promise   of   his   beet   effort
jured  eye,  caused   by  an   accident  at   cent, of  the  fishermen  are Japs,  and'being  devoted to  the interests ocf th-
one   of   the   canneries  up   the  coast,   ninety   per  cent,   of   the   workers   In jrldlng.    The  past  record  of  the  M
where   he   was   employed.    It   is  not j the   cannery   are  Chinese.    What    a |Bride  government   ln   its   progress^ i
.specially to defend the undertakings
of Messrs. Mackenzie and Mann, but
he was fully prepared to defend the
policy of his government in backing
-tht enterprise of the C.N.R. in extending its operations in British Columbia. When they entered into negotiations with that company, they
fully realized the great cost of the
iitideraklng, and they had taken ample
care to safeguard the interests of the
government and people of British Columbia.
Compare the conditions and cost of
tho Laurier government's policy with
regard to the G.T.P. and those of the
B.C. government's contract with the
Canadian Northern Railway. Why,
the margin of difference was so great
present Conservative campaign,
Among those prc-sent at the meeting were the following local gentlemen: Reeve Sullivan, Councillor
Warfc, Henry HarrlB, Jolhn Smith,
George Blair, Stanley Towle, Robt.
Maxwell, Wm. Larman, Jason A Hard.
|Wm. McDonald, Rev. T. H. Wright
antl  Rev.  Mr.  George.
From New Westminster, Vancouver and other parts were: Mesrs D.
S. Curtis, D. Gilchrist, George Blakc-
ley, Thos. Gifford, C. E. Tisdale of
Vancouver, D. E. MaJcKenzie, W. McBride, W. R. Gilley, Charlce Donohue
and  others.
OHIM-IWACK, March 20.���The
police authorities of ChllMwack have
been   worried   lately   by   the   numlber
;h_t"'Mr:'oih*ers"c"rHicIsm"ctruld''noi !?5.Un__efl!rab!e.Tnen.!'ho have evaJ .d
be  seriously  entertained
The  road !
the  immigration     officers    and made
which 'Sir' Wii. rid' LauHer  Stated" to |^.!!_W*t:t0_H,J,f cUy'    Uipon lnveatl:
the House at Ottawa was to cost
$13,000,000, is now estimated to cost
Moreover, the late Liberal government did not obtain the favorable
terms, the satisfactory safeguards
that the public desire from the G. T.
P. proposition that the B C. government had now embodied In their
agreement with the Canadian Northern   Railway.
In a masterly exposition of the
railway policy of his government, Mr.
McBride gave facts and figures which
have already appeared in the press
of New Westminster. Vancouver,
British Columbia districts and in fact
throughout  the   whole   Dominion,  all
gatlon the police have discovered
that these men make their way here
by way ot the Columbia Valley trail.
Columbia Valley is situated about
half way between Sumas City and
Maple Falls, Wash., Is easily accessible by way of the B. B. & B. C. R. R.
wihlch runs close to the border. The
nearest immigration oflcers are stationed at Smmas City, and by evading
them and talcing this oveirland route,
which is a walk of about fiiifteen
miles, they are able to resch thl-s city
without Inquiry. The Police Commissioners, at the meeting oif the
council on Monday evening, asked for
an officer to he appointed at once to
guard that place of entry Irom
so serious as wa.s at first thought.
iFire visited Steveston on Wednesday. The Chinese house belonging to
the Phoenix Cannery was burned, and
several other buildings had a narrow
escape.        ,
Mrs. J. _C. Murchlson and son left
Siinda-e for a visit tn her daughter,
Mrs. B. Goudy, of Bellingham.
A severe hailstorm ptissed over
Richnv-nd last funday. It was accompanied by vivid lightning and did
considerable damage to several resl-
ences, and putting the electric and
telephone service out of commission
for some time. But for the prompt
action of Mt. Fred Emery, his residence m No. Three Road would have
been totally destroyed by fire, caused
by the telephone wire. The Mc.Myn
and Hartnell residences ivtre more or
less damaged.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Bell and daugther
Dorothy, of Canoe Pass, who recently
returned from an extended trip to
California, passed through Steveston
Wednesday on their way to Vancouver.
credit, then, to the country.    But the |a_mlnlstratlon   was   unassailable,   ar. '
Board   of   Trade  never  says  a   word  he  felt confident  that  the  Conserva
HILLSVILLE. Va.. March 21���Unable to get within striking distance
of the Allen clan of outlaws, members
of tho pursuing posse who returned
here today declared it will be weeks
before the bandits are captured', (f
they are taken at all. The outlaws are
amiliar with every nook ln the mountain passes and owing to heavy rains
which have practically obliterated the
trails the posse so far has been unable to set near the supposed stronghold of the fugitives in Devil's Den.
Floyd Alien and his son, Victor will
be arraigned here next Tuesday on
charges of murder for their part ln
the killings ln Judge Masele's court
room. The county prosecutor will
resist any effort for a change of
venue, and he plans to ask Governor
Mann for a military guard during the
progress of the trials.
Electric Restorer for Men
PIlOSDhonol restores every nervs In the body
--_---��� tp its proper tension; restore!
vim snd vitality. Premature decay and all sexual
weakness sverted at ence. Phoaphonol will
make you a new man. Price 18 a box, or two lo-
IS. Mailed to any address. The BoobeU Druf
Co., It. Catharines, On*.
af,alnst those Laurier Japs who are
sv irming into the country and driving the white fishermen of our Fraser
out. I would like to know whether
it is not better to sell our fish to
the Americans and get our money ln
return than to give them to the Japs
tbe way wt are doing at the present
time. Gentlemen, I think It is time
we looked things squarely in the face
and asked ourselves what we are
going to do. Are we going to make
this a free country or a slave country? It ls just about time we did
something, and supported J. D.
Taylor and every other Intelligent
man that starts to fret the slave.
Yours for the kick,
VICTOiRIiA, B.C., March 20.-���
The trades and Lanor Council has
urged upon the city council the advisability of passing a bylaw prohibiting children under the age of sixteen
years from offering goods for sale on
the streets. The communication,
which came before the council last
night was received and filed.
Further returns of the nominations
held on Thursday give the following
adldtlons and corrections:
Cariboo nominations for which riding there are two members, are: Dr.
M. Calllhan, Cons.; J. A. Fraser,
Cons.; J. Holt. Lib.
For Dewaney: W. J. Manson, Cons.,
and J. H. McNelce, Ind. Cons.
For the Islands: Hon. A. E. Mc-
Phlllips, Cons, and P. Winch, Ind.
and  Soc.
For Llllooet: Mark Eagleson, Cons.,
and Stewart Henderson, Lib.
For Vancouver (five members): C.
Sayers, Soc, was nominated with his
associates on the Socialist ticket, J.
Reid. J. A. McDonald, J. H. Henderson and J. P. Lord. Mr. Sam Greer,
a pioneer of Vancouver, ls running as
an Independent because he claims the
goverment did not deal rightfully
with the claim he has to Oluable
lands ln KlUUano.
tives would again trlumiphantly swei;
the  province
Mr. Oliver was good humoredly Offered by Mr. McQuarrle the easy b( I
of 2 to 1 on the result of the eotmlntg
election, but this being the particular hall In which the Liberal cand
date had lost a $100 bet on the pr<
vlous eluctlon, he evidently though*
discretion the better part of valour
and none of his money was forthcoming.
A cordial vote  of    thanks    to  thi
chairman, proposed by Mr. John 01
ver and seconded by Mr. MacKenz
closed  a  most  succc___ul  meeting
the .popular  Conservative  candidal
Mr.  Carter-Cotton  Is Now  Mem bet
Elect fo^ "Burnaby by Aocla-
(From the British Columbian.)
Mr. J. W. Weart, reeve of Hurnal
whoae name  was placed In ttomlns
tion against Mr. F. Carter-Cotton, I
contest Richmond for the leglslatm
announced today that he    would m
be a candidate.      Mr.  Wearl's nan ���
was  put  in   nomination    during  b-
absence from thd city, and after gi
Ing the matter every consideration, hi
has decided that he can not give th
time necessary to the rldlnj and -til
attend  to  the business    of his asv
clatt-s and  himself.
PORTLAND, Ore., March 2 ������-*"'
Oregon smtfragettos today are urged
by Mrs. May Arkwrlg-ht Hutton of
Spokane, Wash., to avoid the wtndow
smashing tactics of their English sisters and go after the ballot quiet'
and peacefully. If they do so, Mr-
Hutbon said, they will win, and by
vigorous applause the woiman expressed their Intention to follow her
advice In their campaigns.
Shihhs Gun
Phone 2
P. 0. Drawer S.
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON. Prop.	
LADNER, ���   ���  B.C.
All Modern Conveniencies, Newly Furnished.   Well Heated,   Sample Room
American and European Plan
First Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Best Win���, Liquors -ft Cigars
Rates Reasonable
McNeely Cencert and Dance Hall
Hat  and   Lump Coal for 8ale
Holy Communion, first and thlr*
Sundays at 11 a^n., second and fourth
Bus-days st t a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
���sudsy school at lt a.m.; Bvenlni
Bervles at 7.IS p.m.; Friday eveninc,
litany  at S.SO.      Rev.  C.  C.  Hoyle,
Churoh services will be held every
either Sunday, beginning with Sunday,
November 14, 1MI: Parochial mass
at 11: IS am.; Sunday school, 1 p.m.;
eveolns devetlsn. I p.m.; low mass
de (oUo-wlag Monday, ��� a.m. V.
Klents, D.U, parish priest.
Services next lord's Day ac 11 a.m
and 7:1* p.m.; class meeting, after
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.
���nd 7.30 p.m.; week night servloes on
Thursday evening at 7.10 o'closk. Rev
3.   J.   Hastie,  minister.
Sabbath serrioes.���-Crescent Island,
I p.m.; Sunda-yschool, 2 p.m.. Ladner, 7:80 p.m.; Sunday sohool at 11
a.m.; prayer meeting on Wednesday
ait 1:1* p.m. Rev. C. R. Blunden,
Delta municipality ls situated at
the mouth of the Fraser river ln the
finest agricultural district In Canada.
The chief Interests in the Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture, market gardening and horse breeding.
Time shipping facilities by rail and
boat to the markets of British Columbia and the States are u:imnlled.
The crop yield ls the largest per acre
In Canada, ln the year 1909 between
40,000 and 50,000 tons of produce
were raised ln the Delta district.
Along the south bank of the Fraser
river then- are sites for all Industries.
Board of Trade ��� President, A.
Davie; Secretary, W. H. Wilson.
Justices of the Peace���K. E. Kittson
H. D. Benson, H. J. Kirkland, Wm.
E. Curtis, J. B. Burr, J. McKee.
Coronors���Dr. A.A. King and Dr.
3.   Kerr  Wilson.
Medical Health Officer���Dr. Dudley
School Board���Chairman, S. Wright
I. Robertson, A. deR. Taylor, J. Mc-
Callum.    Secretary, N. A. MoDiarmid.
Farmers' Institute���President, T.
Hume; Secretary, N. A.  MoDiarmid.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective
Aasoclatian���President John McKee;
Secretary, H. J. Hutcherton.
Delta Agricultural Society���President, H. J. Hutcherson; Secretary, A.
deR. Taylor.
Member of Parliament���J. D. Taylor, New Westminster.
Member of Loca" Legislature���F. J.
MacKenzie, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings���88 New Delta-
leaves Ladner every day for Steveston at 8:30 a.m., and 8:30 p.m., connecting with the B.C.E.R. for Vancouver. Returning leaves Steveaton
at 8:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. S.S.
Transfer leaves for New Westminster dally, except Sundays, at 7 a.m.,
and returning leaves New Weetmln-
stsr at 2 p.m., reaching Ladner at
1:10 p.m.
Railways���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon Sally tor New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.; returning leaves Vancouver at 8:80 p.m.
reaching Port Guichon about 7.80 p.
Lulu Island Bran-rib, G. H Frwnklln.
Loos- Manager; Vancouver to Eburne
���ad Steventost���Os_rs leave Gram vi He
Street Depot (at north end of bridge
ever False Greek) at 8:30 a-m. a_id
hourly until 10:30 p.m. Spectell car
(er Eburne art 6:00 a.m. Objs leave
Steveston at 6:80 a.m. and hourly until 10:30 p.m. Sunday Service���First
cure leave aftitftier t-vnmlnus cut 8:30 a.m.
Houtrty service t-i-STmfUn- until 10:80
p. n_
Post OsTloe���Hours 8 a.m., to 7 p.m.
Mall for Vancouver close at S p. m.
For New Westminster and up river
points at 6.30 a.m. Closed all day Sundays.
Municipal Council meets Municipal
Hall, Ladner, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays In each month at 1 p. m.
Following are the members of the
Reeve���John Oliver.
Councillor-**--���C. Brown, H. D. Benson, W. A. Kirkland, H. Lewis, A. D.
Wearlnvidus Shoes
One of the Best Fitting
Best Wearing, Best Look'
ing Shoes on the Market.
All   Sizes   and   Shapes
Shoes Rubbers
Custom Work a Specialty
Spring Machinery
Potato Planters, Cultivators (_, 2 and 3 horse), Garden Hand
Drills and Cultivators (Planet Jr., etc.), Plows of all descriptions,
Disc Harrows, Manure Spreaders, Seed Drills, Land Rollers, Fan.
nlng Mills and Baggers, Waggons, Buggies and Democrats, Gasoline Engines (Fairbanks, Morse and International), Chaff Cutters,
Incubators and  Brooders  (Cyphers and Jubilee.)
E. T. CALVERT, Agent
Dissolution of Partnership
Messrs. Stokes and Ellis hitherto
doing business in Ladner as butchers,
have desolved partnership, the same
taking effect on February 29, 1912.
All outstand accounts due the firm
must be paid in to either Mt. Stokes
or Mr. Ellis at the old place of business, and all accounts against the firm
presented Immediately, in order that
the old business may be wound up as
expeditiously as possible.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Ihe Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and In a lortlon of
the Province of British Colu.obia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application foi a lease must be
made by the applicant In person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsur-
veytd territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
Each application must be nconm-
p:inic-d by a fee of $5 which will be
refunded if the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate
of  five  cents  per  ton.
The person operating the mint shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coa) mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
riehts arc- not hi ing operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will inch ie the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to pure iase whatever
available surface rights ma/ be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion   Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
X.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
,X^_>��h-<*��XK��<'<>����;-^4*��9*����<i����-������<*<*^����;.->-�� > ��.
J.   W.   Whitman   was   in   the   city
on  business thi--, week.
Mr. A. Wrightson, of Vancouver, Is
the guest of Mr.  R. A.  Evans.
The Maple Leaf Lacrosse Club are
planning to give a dance on Easter
Monday and will probably utilize the
McNeely Hal' for the purpose.
CITY HRflSAD���We are now carrying a large stock of Bread of all
kinds, fresh dally from City Bakery;
full weight loaves���4 loaves for 25
cents.   Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson.    *
Mr. W. K. C. Fisher, director and
general manager of the Chandler-
Fisher, Physicians and Hospital Supplies Company, of Vancouver, in company with Mrs. FisheT, was a guest
of his brother, Mr. S. W. Fisher, of
this   place,   for   a   few  days  recently.
Mr. M. Reid, representing the Government Immigration Departaienl,
was In the district for a few day*
during the past we>-k, keeping a
watchful eye on the people coming
in from Point Roberts, with a view
to stopping the number of aliens
beating their way into the country.
A   son   was   born   to   Mr.   an,!   Mrs.
George  Baker on  Monday,  March  11.
The Ophir came in this week with
a cargo of Ashcroft potatoes consigned
to Mr.   E.   T.   Calvert,  of  this  town.
The Westham came in on Wednesday with a cargo of coal and left
with  a cargo of potatoes.
Mr. and Mrs. C. ��). Lambert were
visitors in the Royal City during the
past  week. (
W J. Brandrith, vho has been confined to the house through ill health
during the past week, ls said to be
Rev. W. Stapleford, the representative of Columbian College, will occupy the pulpit of the local Methodist
church on Sunday morning and evening and in the afternoon will preach
at  the   East Delta  church.
Mr. ft F, Bishop, formerly of Montreal, has taken over the management
of the It.iyal Bank's Ladner office, ln
the place of Mr. K. D. Simpson, who
has been transferred to the management of the Mount Pleasant branch
of the same institution.
Via Steveston and
Dally���In Effect October 1.
Leave Steveston���9.SO a.m.; 4.SO p.m.
Leave   Ladner���S.SO   a.m.:   2.SO   p.m
Sutton's Seeds for 1912
Flower, vegetable and farm seeds���
Imported ln the original sealed packets
from Sutton & Sons, the King's Seedsmen, Beading, England. Send for
catalogue. A. J. Woodward. Sole
Agent. 512 Granvllle St., Vancouver;
also Victoria.
Incorporated 1.10.
We are prepared to Install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance ln connection with
our service.   Apply to
A.  DeR. TAYLOR, Sec.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds oi
Your Patronage Solicited
Competition for New University Build.
In**-* to be Krcotocl at Point Grey,
Near  Vancouver,  British Columbia.
The Government of British Columbia Invite Competitive Plans for the
general scheme and design for the
proposed new University, together
with more detailed Plans for the
buildings to be erected first at an
estimated  cost of  $1,500,000.
Prizes of $10,000 will be given for
the most successful Designs submitted.
Particulars of the competition and
plan of site may be obtained on request from the undersigned.
The designs to be sent in by July
31st,   191'2, addressed  to
Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, British Columbia.
the Corporation of Delta will apply
to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor ln Council for the approval of
the plans of the Delta Waterworks,
and that the said application and
thc plana of the proposed works were
filed at the office of the Water Recorder at New Westminster, B.C.,
and at the office of the Comptroller
of Water Rights at the Parliament
Buildings In Victoria, B.C., and that
objections may be filed at the office
of the said Comptroller of Water
Rrights within twenty days after the
date  of the said  filing.
Dated at Ladner, B.C., the 11th
day  of March,  1912.
N.  A.   McDIATtMID,
C.   M.   C.
RIVERSIDE. */al., March 21 ���
Maintaining his innocence of the niur-
d.-r of Mrs. Harriet Gnyot and Mi?s
Julia Francois. Frank Baurwaerts
held on suspicion, today declared that
M. D. C. Putnam Is the real murderer. It was on information furnished by Putnam that Baurwaerts was
arrested. Putnam asserted that
Baurwaerts, who is a Belgian, killed
the women at a desert camp, 30 miles
from Iris, a station on the Southern
Pacific Railway, and buried the
bodies. Sheriff Wilson and Coroner
Conklin, accompanied by Putnam nre
en route today to the scene of the
alleged crimes.
FOR SALE!���Galvanized iron water
tank; nearly new. Holds 474 Imperial gallons. Apply "Howard Bros.,
WANTED���Hay and oats In exchange
for shingles. Address: Maple Leaf
Lumber Co., New Westminster.
Wanted to purchase twenty acres
of improved land near Ladned; state
price.    Apply X,  Delta Times.
FOR SALE*���Pony, harness and buggy
Apply Delta Times Office.
FOR SALE���Manure spreader ln first-
class working order; cheap for
cash.   Apply P.O. Box 25, Ladner.
Scott Road School.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender for School-mouse, Scott Road,"
will be received by tht Honorable the
Minister of Pu 1*1.0 Works up to 12
o'clock noon of Wednesday, the 3rd
day of April. 1912, for the erection
and completion of a small one-room
frame school-house at Scott Road, ln
the Delta  Electoral  District, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of t.nder may be seen on and
after the 20th day of March 191-., at
the offices of the Rev. T. H. Wright,
Secretary of the School Board, (.'lover-
dale, B.C ; the Government Agent,
New Wetsminster; and the Department of Public Works, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria.
Bach proposal mu sT be accompanied by an accepted bunk cheque or
certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
Honorable the Minister of Public
Works, for the sum of $200, which
shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter Into contract
when called upon to do so. or if he
fail to complete the work contracted
for. The cheques or certificates of
deposit of Unsuccessful tenderers will
be returned to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the forms supplied
signed with the actual signature of
the tenderer, und enclosed in the envelopes furnished,
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria.  B.C..  18th March,  1912.
PORTLAND, Ore., March 21.���The
City Council today Is on record as
favoring the eradication from Portland of loan sharks, an*d the city attorney is authorized to draw uip an
ordinance which shall prohibit any
city employee from assigning his salary to a "loan shark," and shall drive
the   latter   out   o*f   business.
Big Realty Deal.
BELLINGHAM. March 18��� The
largest real estate transaction of the
year wns completed today when Victor Roeder purchased the Beck theatre and adjoining [property for $200,-
Delta Hotel.
G.   T.   robs.  Vancouver.
Wm.  Clements. Clarkson.
G.   L.  Allan. Vancouver.
"Wm    T.  MdWrlght, Vancouver.
F. W. Evens. Vancouver.
G. Scott. Vancouver.
Adamson. Vancouver
A.   DupnlS, Vancouver.
lMckanl. Vancouver.
F.  Bawford, Vancouver.
Swenerton. Vancouver.
N. Currie, Vancouver.
A .   Task, r.   Va vomer.
I'.  Joy,  Vancouver.
Miles.  New  Wes minster.
Parsell,  Victoria.
R. Sangster, Vancouver.
TORONTO. March 21���Crazed as
the result of studying spiritualism.
Mrs. Emma Orr, 50 years old. killed
herself and hor three children here
today. The woman locked herself and
the children ln their bedroom and
turned on the gas. She left a note
saying her husabnd would welcome
their death.
Schneider. Vancouver.
Stubbe  Vancouver.
Mrs.   W.   K.   C.   Fisher,
l:.  Angus, Vancouver.
A.   Murphy.   Vancouver.
C.   Harker.  New  Westminster,
W.   Rtanlake. Vancouver.
H.   Podden. Vancouver.
��".   II.    Richardson,  New   Westminster.
R.   F
���W.   I.
Mr.   and ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
H.   H.   Bishop. Montreal.
A.  Levy. New Westminster,
R.   R.   Sfmon,  Vancouver.
W.   Murray, Y.noouver.
Sf. W    Murray, Vancouver.
S.   W.   Walter,  Vancouver.
C.   Baker, Vancouver.
Miss  E.   Walter.  Vancouver.
J. G. Gllbank, Vancouver.
F.  G.   Robbins. Vancouver.
R. C.  Stoddard, Hamilton.
J.   A.   Graham, Vancouver.
R.   Kaplansky. Vancouver.
T. C. Jackson. Vandcuver.
K.   V.   Lopaleoki.   Vancouver.
DiTdeVanV Female^ PIHs
A reliable French regulator; never fails. These
pills nre exceedingly powerful in rrKtilating tha
generative portion ->f ibe female svstem. Refuse
all cheap imitation*. Dr, de Van** are sold at
95 a box, nr three lot flu. Mailed to any address.
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Mr. F. J. MacKenzie, Conservative Candidate for Delta
Easter Necessities
You must have new Gloves for Easter. We are showing
an extensive range of Kid Gloves, in all shades.
(every pair guaranteed.) Pair $1.25 and $1.50
Silk and Lisle Gloves, in elbow lengths for the new short
sleeve blouses, at 35c to $1.25
Lisle and Silk Hose are more popular than ever. See the
lines we are showing at, a pair 35c to 65c
A large shipment of Ribbon just arrived direct, in all
widths, at Special Prices.
100 pieces of English Guaranteed Print. Special, yd. 10c
See the New Suits for men and boys. The finest range
of high grade clothing ever shown in Ladner.
Sample Books Sent  on  Request
New Furniture, New Linoleum and Oilcloths.
Laooiflg, Fawcett & Wilson
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She Suvcd  Hit Son.
aEATli.-:,  March  81.���-_.  M.  -_ra-
CLOVERDALE,    March      1�����The
Surrey   Council   met   at     the     school
"isTsree'man today be- j house, Cloverdale,  on Saturday,  Mar.
-Hei-, aged ���	
���aeuse his motiher, Lottie Kramer, re
-Used to testify in the ro'Mjery chairtfee.
afc_.iii_t him. Hut Mrs. Lottie Kramer
i* in the County Jail serving a thirty
���iay sentence lor contempt o-t court
���for refiiSlnig to testify and thus mak-
HiU l.ei* son's li'be.rty pofl-lblfc,
Kraimcr was accused uf having con-
aip-rea with anotiher man, who was
lie.vt-r nipprehcnded to rob his O.wn
_tt-U_fe. Sara; Knimo* was attaeke.,
���n January 17 and $1300 worth ot
Wwe'Ilery taken troim her apartment
.l_cuse which she was conducting on
Pike street. Slhe notified the police.
"Suspicion at once attached to young
Jtiaitocr. The police claiianjed that
they found part of the loot on him.
Mors. Kramer, however, refused to ad-
_cU that she was roilibed or that the
JfM?elle.y was her's when her son's
���irtta began last Monday, and would
_fc��t answer any questions. Judge
Silliam found her in contempt.
Sale Confirmed.
SHAITTLE, Mandh 21,���Tbe sale of
Urtl Western Steel Corporation for
"firaa.eoo, the price bid for it by th#
l-Srt-opoliitan Trust Company, of Ne��W
"StaTX city, carrying wSth lt the asur-
ante that the labor claims, totaling
140,000, would be paid shortly, was
���rtjered confirmed by Judge John P.
Boyt, referee in bankruptcy, nn
Tuesday. Not only will 1 ie labor
-3-M*ne be paid K Jui'.ge Hoyt's decision Is eoniiirmed upon review, but lt
���"jfcn asserted by Fdererlck Bausman,
representing tiie Metroapllian Trust
��ompany, that within sixty days after
ffe entry of thfe AeVre of sale, hi.**
clientM would be ready to operate
"She plant as a live, going concern.
Crandall Is Dead.
TACOMA, March 2t.���Seymour A.
���Crandall, 57 years old, formerly a
ane-miber of the state legislature, died
at his home here on Tuesday night',
���fterr a three months' illness. He wtais
* special examiner of the pension bu
reau twenty-five years ago, resigning
in, 1888 and coming to Taco-ma. In
19(15 he was appointed deputy clertk
���trf the United States court at Va-ldeA
and later United States Commission
er at Latouche, Alaska, which post
tloa he resigned in 1909 owing to fall-
fng health. He had since been living
h-ere in  retiremet.
Contracts Let,	
BELLI XGHAM, March 9--���Showing
a marked change from their attitude
nf last year, when county road con
tracts went begging, a number of
kids were submitted to be done this
ap-ire*"*. Eight bids were filed for the
oentract of building a half mile of
the; Hannegan road. Five bids were
prcBer.ted for the contract of building
m mile of the Blalne-Sumas road and
two bids were in for the construction
���f two wing dams ln the Nooksack
river, about a mile below the high
aounty bridge near Lynden. Ager &
Shields secured the contract for the
Building of the Hannegan road; Art-tor Crabtree and G. L. Crabtree
were awarded the work of building
Die Blaine-Sumas road and the das-
cade Trading & Construction Company was the successful bidder on tha
wingdam work.
Bank Reorganised.
BELLINGHAM. March 16���Following the change of ownership of the
Korthwestern National bank, which
several days ago passed into the control of H. B. Paige and his father, a
reorganization of the Northwestern
State bank, located ln South Bellfng-
i*am, was perfected at a meeting of
the stockholders. The resignations
mt C. K. McMillln. H. B. Paige. F. B.
_-_"e*rman, Henry Schupp and Dr. S.
II. Johnson were received and accepted. The number of directors of
Ibe state bank was then reduced
trom nine to five and the board now
soDststs of C. X. Larrabee, B. B:
Iteming, Cyrus Gates, J. L. Easton and
li. J. Adair. Mr. Adair will act as
president of the South Bellingham
Uink. B. T. Drake as cashier and' IT.
J. Uurlingume as assistant cashier. In
the- Northwestern National bank Mr.
-range will be president and Mr. Mc-
-KUlln cashier.
-Mltng Contract Let.
BELLINGHAM, March 16���Contract has been let by the Olympic
-""wtland Cement Company for the
Starnishing of 1725 piling to be used
tb the construction of the wharf out
mm deep water, running out from the
-SHtuth of Little Squalllcum creek,
sVltere the cement plant ls now under
���nurse of construction. The contract
���mrmM awarded to C. S. Jones, of gestae, formerly of this city. The piling
���are to be delivered immediately and
���III be brought here from Anacortes.
-"he plans and specifications for the'
^?��arf have ont yet been received
Trotn the architects by the builders of
Ibe plant and lt Is not expected that
the construction work will start be-
_bre the middle of the summer.
Equip Canneries. ,
BELLINGHAM, March 16���With
t-be arrival of the steamships Santa
Ana and the Fulton at the South
Bellingham dock on Wednesday af-
rnoon to load machinery for Alaska'
series, announcement ls made by
John F. Wells, president of the Bur-
pee-Letson Company, that the local
machinery concern will equip seven-
tfcen new canneries being built In the
north this spring. The machinery
taken by each of the vessels is valued
���t 110,000.
Start Soon.
BELLINGHAfM, March IS.���-Dredging operations ln the Whatcom creek
waterway will be started about Mav
TS. according to information received
"rum Frank Dana, head of the Puget
Sound Bridge & Dredging Company,
jrhich has been awarded the contract
for t he big work. The dredging Will
Se started at the outer end of the
waterway and the first -filling will We
fone inside teh bulkheadlng near the
Schome wharf. Mr. Dana has sent
*onl that he will be unable to haVA
the dredge here before the middle of
Ifith, the reeve ,and all  members being present. I
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.    Communications   were     received     as   fol- '
From Walter Wllkle, engineer under the Ditches and Water Courses ;
Act, handing in his award in the I
Hamol requisition re ditch on North
Bluff road. Received. Also re Albert Bamford's requisition fixing the
appointment for examination by engineer for Thursday, the 21st day of
March at 1 p. m. at Hazelmere post
office. Received and Councillor
Keery appointed to^ attend.
From J. E. Brown re tree on County
road that was dangerous as it was
likely to uproot at any high wind.
Received and referred to Councillor
From W. H. Wilson, secretary
Delta' Board of Trade, sa'yiri*��" a joint
meeting of the municipalities of Delta, Richrriond, Surrey, Point Gtey,
South Vancouver, Vancouver and
New Westminster, re tram line extension lias been arranged to take
place in Vancouver Board of Trade
reoms, Tuesday, March 19th at 2 pm.
ahfl requesting that the council have
a corhmlttee attend the same. Received.
From J. H. O'Neill, Superintendent
G. N. Ry. re placing 40 foot crossings at all points south of Clover-
dale where their lil.es cross it was
necessary for the railway company to
stand tHe expense ofthe crossings.
Received. '
Prom McLean Bros, re the condition of the Halls Prairie road north
froth, the Yale road, and asking that
Ittiprovements be made to lt. Received and referred to Councillor
Krom John Oliver, saying a petl-
tloh had been received by the Delta
council asking for the opening of a
Highway on the Township line between
Delta' and Surrey from the 8cott road
ot the Fraser river, and asking If
Surrey would bear hulf the cost, or
appoint a committee to investigate
the matter. Received and referred to
Councillor Murphy  to  report.
From George B. Cross, asking that
the ditch between his place and the
rifle range be cleaned out. Received
ahd referred to Councillor Murphy.
From T. H. Wright, secretary Surrey school board, requesting the
council to clear the roadway of
stumps and brush at the corner of
the Gladstone and Scott roads, where
a new school is being erected. Received and referred to Councillor
Tho following appropriations were
made: Ward 1, $300 to open the
Johnston road between the Vale road
ahd own Line road; Ward 2, $500 for
the Town Line road east of the Scott
road; $300 for the HJerth road west
of the andell road.
Accounts to the amount of $416.26
Were passed and ordered paid.
Council adjourned to meet again
at the school house, Cloverdale, Mar.
23, at 5 p. m.
ThePeople'sTrust Co.,Ltd.
Authorized Capital, $500,000.00
Real Estate and Insurance, Conveyancing
Neatly Executed
Financial Agents
Estate Agents
The People's Trust Co., Ltd.
People's Trust Building
Ladner, ft. C.
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Boots, Shoes and Rubbers
Men's   Furnishings, Prints
5 Roses Flour, Red Seal Pastry Flour, Rolled Oats,
Graham Flour, Carnation Wheat Flakes, Cream of Whrtrt,
White Star, Magic, Coledyke and Royal Baking Powders,
Davies' Pork and Beans, Fresh Fruits, Evaporated
Peaches, Dried Prunes, Climax and Chivers Jams, Household Ammonia, Teas and Coffee.
F. emus
The R(Mjai faM. ol Canada
Incorporate** IMS'
CAPITAL FAnf-UP     ss.ass.ooo
RESERVE FUND $7,058,188
Total Aaaeta Over One Hundred aud Ten Millions.
Jteeommts ol Omt-of-Vomn Customers Simon Special jftiention
Aoc-vnts may be opened with dopMts of ONE DOLLAR and Upward*
Interest paid, or credited, half-yearly on Jane S-fh "tad H-CtrWbflr
Stat, each year. ^-��f^r*isM\
E. F. Douglas
Loans - - Insurance
Delta Times Office, Ladner, B. C.
Uhe *Delta Ui
��1.00 A YEAR
im Jfilvmnoo
Building Inspector William  Turnbull
Died at His Home Hers Early on
Sunday Morning.
(Protn The  British Co*lumblan.)
Building Inspector William Turn-
bull died at his home on Sixth avenue
rtH "Sunday morning after an Illness
of' about two weeks. He was 69 years
of age.
William Turnbull waa born In Newcastle, --ng. He came to this city from
Oakland, Cal., in 1S76 and had resided here ever since. He married
Miss Jessie McMurphy here and the
widow, two sons and one daughter
survive him. Len Turnbull and WH-
llahi Turnbull. Jr.. the sans, are well
known throughout Canada, being
ittembers of the famous world's champion lacrosse team of this city. The
daughter, Mrs. Olmstead, resides ln
Vancouver. Mr. George Turnbull, o.
thts city, ls a brother of the deceased,
and another brother resides in Oak-
lahfl. Cal.
William Tunbull was a builder by
trade and lt waa his wide experience
and proficiency that caused him to
lie selected as New Westminster's
first btitldlng Inspector. He took
charge of the office on Feb. ZS, 1S11.
and had worked steadily unUl stricken with his faial Illness two week*
Coming here as a comparatively
ytSutig man. William Turnbull took an
active pari In the civic life of the city
ot his adoption and he lived to See lt
grow from a village Into a fair city
with a great future before tt Mr.
Turnbull was one ot the progressive
men of the city and lt was at his suggestion that several amendment* were
made to the Building Ily-Law looking
to the improvement o! local structures. He died at the age of 69 years,
honored and respected by all who
knew him, and his death ls a distinct
loss to the community ln which he
had resided so long. Today the flag
floats at hall-mast above the city hall
out of respect to his memory.
(From The British Columbian.'
Miss Veda B. Leamy, youngest
daughter of the late Mr. James Leamy
nnd Mrs. Annie Leamy, died ai the
home o( her mother at 10:_0 o'clock
on Sunday night after a lingering Illness.
Masquerade Balls Were Full of Entertainment���l-ocal News of
Last Friday was disguising night;
in Steveston and vicinity. The masquerade balls held ln the Orange hall
and Stevest in Opera House respectively, were very successful from every
point of view. The attendance at
both functions were very numerous,
many coming from most of the adjacent districts. Some very artistic
costumes were worn, ranging from
tramps, policemen, cowboys, Dutchmen, and typical Highlanders frae
che land o' heather.
An extra number at the opera house
was the prize waltz, which was awarder to Mr. James Demaresq, as flrst
place and  Earl  Mclllhenney,  second.
'Miss Nellie O'Neill, representing the
"press news," was becomingly gowned
In a dress, made up with "The British
Columbian." Dancing was kept up
untti an early hour.
Two special oars were awaiting to
convey the guests to their distant
homes, everyone having enjoyed a
very pleasant evening.
Street Superintendent Norton is
busy placing culverts at the street
ends, preparatory to the grading of
Chatham street, which also Is to be
macadamized, as soon as favorable
weather permits. As our councillor,
Mr. Fentlmah, assured his ward, -rood
road's are now In sight. Mr. Fentl-
man ts certain to carry out his
Mr. EM Ireland Is now the proud
owner of a tine driving horse. He Is
now taking advantage of the good
"fiorburghe's" letter to The Brlltsh
Columbian, re Richmond Council, was
not correct Ih every particular, since
the council does not bar any ratepayer from entering the room' while
the members are In session. It may
be also stated that the correspondent
of Th6 British Columbian here Is ln
no way responsible for the letter.
Mrs. Housewife:
Stop Cleaning Smoky Lamp
Chimneys and Old  Burners
. QUEBEC, March 21���There was an
exciting time at the Clarendon lintel
shoT"li> after mldWlght; fire havlnfc
broken out on the second floor.
Guests of the hotel were awakened
out of their sleep and hustled downstairs in more or less undressed attire. There' was a considerable
amotfnt of damage done of Water as
a result of the* outbreak.
Rerport Is Denied.
BEI-L-->ri'-JHIAiM, Mirch 18.���Confirming the report to the effect that
the Bellingham BaJ' & British Columbia Railroad had not passed Into the
hands of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
Puget Sound Company, an official
dispatch states that no such transfer
is even in contemplation. This dispatch, quoting Mr. Hyatt himself, does
not attempt to deny the fact that
some sort of deal is either now closed
or about to be closed, but the sale of
the railroad to the Milwaukee is not
now, It ls believed, and never has been
Our New Lamp Burner will give light six times as much as the old style lamp burner, ahd a
clear, white light. You can turn light as high as you want to���it is Impossible to smoke chimney. You
can burn lamp fa room all night. No bad smell from Kerosene. Oilves a steady, even light, does not
hurt the eyes, burns any grade of Kerosene oil, fits any No. 2 lamp, no mantle to break, no black
chlmhey tb wash every day���always clean. Burner will last several years���made of tne best steel
and  brass. ______
Send us 35 cents
ln coin or money order, and we will send you one of these burners prepaid.
You use burner 60 days, and If you don't say It Is the best lamp burner you ever saw, and you are not
well pleased, just write us a postal card stating you are not satisfied with burner and we will promptly return
your money. This ls the best burner yet. All w. ask is fijr you to give us a trial. We guarantee burner
to  give satisfaction one year or give you  new  one free.
W��* will send 3 burners prepair $1.00.
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Elect Officers.
SUMAIS, March 18.���The Sumas
Chamber of Commerce has elected officers as follows: J. C. Olllles, president; R, L, Smith, vice-president;
Karl S. Kohler, secretary; W. G. Con-
M.ii, treasurer.
Baraga, Michigan.
Enclosed find 35 cents for
which send me one of your
White Light Lamp Burners per
your Advertisement, with Understanding I can use Burner 60
days and If 1 am not well pleased
with same, my money will be
Name of Grocer of your City.
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