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"Volume 7
Number 3
Correspondent   Docs   Not Deny  that
Water is not Needed but Criticizes
the Present Selieinc.
Editor  Delta  Times.
Sir,���Like many others, lam considerably mystified about this water
works business. Your columns tell us
that so far no action has been taken
against the by-law. Is this an invitation tu "tred on the tail of me coat?"
What action Is there to take, and is
It not necessary to submit the by-law
to the ratepayers to be voted  on?
Surely you don't mean to tell us
that right or wrong, a fifty year mortgage is to be placed on our farms and
we are to have no say in the matter.
The published by-law says that a
petition was presented by J. L. Wad-
del and others, etc. I was asked to
sign that petition under false representation, being told that the p.etltlon
In itseU' was nothing, nothing; more
in fact than a request to the council
to investigate the merit of the water
scheme. How many of the petitioners
attached their names to the petition
under a misapprehension? Then I
cannot find out that Col. Tracy has
ever definitely committed himself to
the statement, that we have an assured, adequate supply of water, In
his report, submitted to the water
committee, which is the only tangible
evidence we have to go on, he does
no more than give his opinion that
the water is there. And against that
may be cited the opinions of residents (for over 20 years) of East
Delta, who believe that a sufficient
body of water does not exist there to
supply the'needs of the Delta.
> Then you say that some forty or
fifty acres of timber land are to be
purchased, ostensibly to secure the
water supply. That may be a large
enough area for to-day, but what
about it In twenty years' time, when
most of the surrounding tlimber has
been cleared off What becomes of
your watershed then? The water
conserved by these springs at the foot
of the hills Is gathered by the timber
and percolating through the high land,
comes up in the form of springs on
the flats below. But as the timber
disappears, so also will the water disappear, and don't you forget It!
Then there is an immense lot of
rot talked about the quality of the
water, both existing and prospective,
and also about the health of the community. As far as the latter is concerned, Is it not a fact that the Delta
enjoys a far lower death rate than
either Vancouver, Victoria or New
Westminster, with all their fine water
Then I don't notice- any of our
M.D.'s getting abnormally rich, cither?
Thai" there is good water to-day
and always has been, on the Delta
goes without saying, though it is confined to a rather limited area. Experts can prove anything, but in this
case if the experts are right, must
of the east end people should have
tieen dead long ago, because Ifor
twenty years they have been consuming water "unfit
and didn't know it
j Now there is anothe
.-question. I am told
present in possession of a good, water
supply and who would not use the
municipal water If brought in, are to
pay full rat.es just thc same, whether
they   use  it  or  not.
Why so? Why should I pay for the
water my neighbor consumes any
more than if he finds his household
expenses too great I should be called-
on to pay part of his grocer's, butcher's, or tailor's bill. The principle is
the same, for in either case he would
be supported by charity to a greater
or lesser degree.
At the last public meeting I attended in the town hall,, our late Reeve
Battel son stated emphatically that no
one would be taxed for the water unless they used It, and I believe that
most Delta people think that way today. I am also assured that It is an
elementary principle of British law
that you cannot be mad," to pay for
what you neither order nor receive,
any provincial Act to thc contrary,
Why doesn't, our council or wetter
committee take the public Into their
confidence ami submit some official Information through your columns and
tell us, for instance, how the $135,000
Is to be spent and on what. Will
anyone (and who) get the benefit of
the water and be exempt from paying
as we have seen in the dyking? How
much is the water going to cost per
bouse per month? How much per
acre will farm lands have to pay? Will
farm houses have to pay ,a household
rate in addition to the acreage tax?
And this and more must have been
figured out long since else how could
it be known what amount of money
to borrow. Then it would be Interesting to know what the dally consumption is estimated at, and how the
estimate Is arrived at. The man In
lhe street says that household rates
will be from live to seven times that
' charged In Vancouver or New Westminster, in fact an almost prohibitive
rate. Our amateur .experts tell me
that the wood stave pipe It is proposed use will last for a hundred years
or more. If that is correct why do
we not see any of the cities using It
and so save an enormous expenditure
of icapltal. I often hear thc word
plpon of Victoria quoted as having
been folly years burled and then taken up quite sound. I was present in
Victoria at the time and saw them
taken out of the ground. But those
pipes were all cedar logs placed end
���to end with a large auger hole bored
through the centre, a totally different
proposition   to   tho   Ur  stave  pipe  of
Determined Efforts Will  lie  Made to
Get Every Farmer in the Delta
in  the Association.
Efforts are to be made to have all
the farmers In the Delta who are not
already members, join the Lower
Mainland Milk and Cream Shippers'
Association. The matter was discussed at thc meeting of the Association
which was held in New Westminster
on Tuesday last. It was stated that
there were some farmers from East
Delta and Abbotsford not yet members and a determined effort will be
made before the semi-annual general
meeting on Sept. 24th, to get these
farmers to join. For this purpose it
is likely that S. M. Shannon, of Clov-
erdale, secretary of the Association,
will be in Ladner to-day.
It is claimed by the members that
if all the farmers of the Lower Mainland are in the Association they can
practically dictate prices to the dairyman and the consumer and thus get
a fair living profit from their milk.
Thus, if hay is scarce and away up
in price ln winter or for any other
reason it costs more to place the milk
on the market, the price can be raised
At Tuesday's meeting it was decided to leave the price of milk and
cream unchanged until the general
meeting of the shareholders of the
Association is held on Friday, Sept.
24. The price for the winter months
will then be fixed. Those present
were T. Foster, Whonnock, president;
S. M. Shannon, Cloverdale secretary;
S. Smith, Dewdney; B. A. Harrison,
Lapgley; W. E. Buckingham, Eburne.
.H F. Page, Matsqui, and John Laity,
Port Hammond.
The meeting was called primarily
'for the purpose of considering the
report that some of the milk shippers of the Association were selling
milk ami cream at a price lower
than that agreed upon, viz., 2(1 cents
per gallon for milk, and $1.10 per
gallon for cream in Vancouver. Considerable discussion arose over thc
difficulties of the three dairies in
Vancouver���the Richmond. Crescent
and City dairies���in working harmoniously together In the matter of
increasing the price of milk and
cream in Vancouver to correspond to
the increase in ihe price decided upon by the farmers. Representatives
of the wholesalers and retailers in
Vancouver will lie asked to attend
the general meeting in New Westminster in order to give their views on
the price question. While it has not
been settled it is understood that the
price of milk in Vancouver during the
Winter months for the producer will
be between 22 and 23 cents per gallon.
Moving Picture Concern Will Put on
Shows   Friday   and   Saturday
Nights in   McNeoly's  Mill.
The moving picture shows given on
Friday and Saturday evenings of last
week wrere well attended and proved
to be excellent attractions in every
way. Thc pictures shown by Mr.
Clark were fully the equal of the best
pictures shown in the Xaw Westminster or Vancouver shows. On Friday night Mr. Clark will give another
show in McNcely's Hall.
After this week Air. Clark will visit
Ladner Friday and Saturday of each
week, giving a change of programme
nightly with pictures of thrilling
western     adventures,      cowboy      life,
Churl h  Will be Raised a Distance of
X  Feet und  Concrete  Foundation
Constructed Underneath.
To-morrow jCSunday) as last Sunday, the Presbyterian services will be
held in the town hall. Extensive repairs are now being conducted at the
Church, which is being raised eight
f>" I. allowing space for a roomy base-
m nt and the Installation of a modern
fhrnace for heating the church. A
concrete foundation is also to be placed under the church. The basement
when completed Will be available for
church socials, etc.    Mr. ,].  ].!. Elliot,
Owing   lo   Absence   of   Full   Quorum
Water  Works Scheme  Was  Nol
Discussed   hy   Members.
A meeting o.' tin- Delta Council was
held on Saturday evening last. In
the absence of Councillors Morley and
Embree it was not considered advisable to discuss the water works
scheme, council wishing to have a full
quorum before taking action on such
an important matter.
A communication was received 'from
Hon. J. W. Bowser notifying them of
the appointment of Mr. John MoKee
as a  justice of the  peace.
Mr. It. W. liolson. live stock commissi oner, wrote stating that Major
Shepherd would lecture on Monday
n      the     subject
lustrated songs and appropriate music
which shows may be attended the j "*
Deita is well equipped for amusements ; vi
this fall.
The show this evening. Saturday, is
under another management. Beginning next week Mr. Clark will put on
the Friday  and Saturday shows.
Municipally, the question that is exciting the most ii lerest throughout
the Delta is '.he waterworks scheme
as pi-..], iscd in the by-law now before
Council. As far as can lie learned the
EChi in" meets wilh general favor.
There are, o; course, some objections,
but generally speaking the opposition,
in so far as it has expressed itself, is
in the minority and the fathers of
the scheme believe, as the details become better known, and people generally more acquainted with just what
is to be done, that the opposition will
pass almost entirely away.
Reeve Hutcherson is, very much in
appearance of the church and pro- I The matti r was left  In the  hands of ifavor of an adequate water supply for
'dramas, fairy stories, line comics, etc. j(v'1"  built  the  church,   has  charge of I night.   Sept.   211th
I The  shows   will   be   refined   perform- j th.-  improvements,   which   while  they   "Good   Roads."
'*?"!.!.", ev!r_y 'iar,Ucula'* including il -j wil, cost    considerable, will    be per-!,   ^0-.Ne**itt ���made, application for a
'  ... . sink-
erable,  will    be  per- I,   bfu;;;f',u ml
.        ' . .    ..       ! '��an r.l  $i.imi(|  fro
m th.e dyking
With two evenings .0, each week on  m*""ni nt alKl a desirable acquisition to j ing fund  ,',���  property at Canoe Pass
Favors the  Waterworks Scheme and
Thinks (iii-at  Majority of Delta
People are also Favorable.
many more accommodations for   "*e Reeve and clerk to deal with
congregation.    Tiie church nasals'   been  raised  six   feet and   it  is;,,,,,, ,.;
eted that the whole work will be i
the Delta.    Speaking to a  Times  re-
The Revenue  By-law was passed as i P��rter on  Wednesday he said  that so
finally    reconsidered.        The      usual ; far a3 he could learn there were very
accounts were passed.
Willi   I'm eminent   Work   at   Ladner
and is now on the 11. C. E. R.
Contract   Work.
On Tuesday the Government drodg.
King Edward finished her Govern
ment work  here deepening the chan-
completed within a short time.
At  Ladner and hi   Xew Westminster
District for the Fiscal
few against the general outline of the
scheme   as   now     proposed.        There
were     some,     of   course,    who    were
against   it,   but   as   they   studied   the
question  more   he   believed   that  they
The  local  sawmill   has   been   busy would endorse it.   Of the original peti-
the   past   three   months   turning   nutjtioners   for the  water  supply   for  the
salmon  boxes.     The  mill  has  an  ex-j Delta he  knew of only one man who
cedent trade in this line, turning out   was  now opposed  to the scheme
a good article and  building up a desirable reputation in this specialty.
The   report  of  the   Department   oif
Customs  for   the   fiscal   year   ending
Male;,   31st,   1909,   has   been   received j Hall
���,     ...,., ,     , ,, , ,     ,1** Ladner.    During the year $1,680.74
nel. While much ol the sand was be- was collected at Ladner. Following is
ing pumped Into the B. C. E. R. en- the detailed report of the collections
closure  as being thc most convenient  at -s*ew Westminster and district:
New   Westminster
not  enter   Into   the  contract   work at .-Douglas	
filling  the  enclosure for  the  electric j Huntingdon '.'. 1
company until Wednesday.    The sand.Upper SumasI .
will   be   pumped   in   from    the   , most   Ladner
available place and it is expected that' Agassiz ...   . .'.   '.
the work will occupy but a short time.   Chilliwack  ,',!'.'
Already the dredgings from the Gov-.Yale
ernment work that have been put Into |
the enclosure  have made a consider-;     Total
able  difference   and   at   low   tide   the;     other   revenue'
wharf foundation is quite' dry.
Ladner, total t,o $2,048.62.
.  34,829.99
.  17,880.67
3 1.(11
including  $140  at
Quite a number of first-class amusements are beginning to come to Ladner. Thursday of last week the Alabama Minstrels showed in McNcely's
There was a fair turnout and
the performance was much enjoyed.
Just   before  reaching   Ladner  several
was inevitable that a proper waterworks system would have to be installed in the Delta and why not do It
now, especially when the great majority of the people were in favor of it?
Will the by-law have to go before
the people to be voted upon? the reporter asked. "It is not necessary
that it should, as the system will be
constructed under th.e Local Improvement By-law," was the reply. Regarding the question of whether there
was a sufficient supply at the springs
members of the company bud some Mr. Hutcherson stated that all those
disagreement with the management whom he had talked to and who had
and quit. Their places' had to bie personally investigated this matter for
filled at the last moment. Had It not j themselves, agreed with him that
been for this a much better perform-   there was ample wal.er available there
ance   would   have  been   given.
It Is reported that Mr. Joseph Tam-
to supply the municipality. Moreover, the council had the written report of Col. Tracy that there was an
adequate and satisfactory supply anel
that it was the most feasible source
from which the Delta could secure its
That the water was the very purest,
I the equal of Vancouver or New  West-
Outs Turned Ont Well ami Consldei
nblc^Qnantlty Is  Reins Drawn
to Town for Shipment,
Annual   .'lectin
Tuesday evening���New M0111
bei> Invited.
hoTine, of Westham  Island, completed   ,..,,.���,
a deal on Friday whereby he disposed    "
of   three   hundred   acres   of   land    In
Surrey Centre for the handsome figure1
of   $30 000.     The   Chilliwack   extra- fof ,��� ,������ ana]    )a that ha(i been ma(le
-don   will  run   through   the  property. L. ���   b    ,���������������.���,  r,,-nlsts.
Vancouver   men   purchased   the  pro-j     rt wu^o*" the intention of the pro-
meters of the scheme or the council to
Is Now  in  Full  Swing���Everyone on
Delia  should  Lend Assistance
to Show.
for  (Consumption" I
:���  phase of this
that   those at
As the Times goes fo the mail the
annual exhibition of the Delta Agricultural Society is In full swing. What
can be said now will have little affect nn the show yet it is to be hoped
that if there be any who perchance
have forgotten the date and who maybe influenced by reading this that they
will at once hie them to Ladner to
take In the exhibition. As a local
show it should be the first consideration of the people of the Delta who
contribute st much to the success of
the exhibitions in other places.
From what can be learned the show
will be th/' superior of other years.
The secretary reports a larger numbe.-
of entries than former years, which is
a good sign that the Delta people intend to boost their own show.
��� The following are the judges ;who
have been selected:
Horses���Mr. Grey, Newcastle. Oht.
Cattle, Sheep, etc.���Mr. Logan', of
the Hygienic  Dairy.       f
Poultry���Mr. O'Connor, New Westminster.
Vegetables and Flowers���Mr. S. J.
Tidy, of New Westminster.
Iloots nnd Fruit���Mr. H. Kipp, of
The name of the grain judge has
not been given out at present writing
This  wool;  goes  the  completion  of
the   threshing.    Nearly all  the outfits
are in aud  the men who have arrived   hejrj   on  rpuesda
on the Delta  to assist  in  the harvesting are daily departing.   The oat crop.
; the  principal  grain   hero,  turned   out
j well, much better than most farmers
expected. Oat3 and hay aie now being drawn to town for shipment -and
boats are daily loading their cargoes.
Hay is a littli slow at coming In but
considerable Hats is moving.
perty   which  will   be subdivided  and
Will  Be  Held  Next' Placed  on   the  market   In  small  lots.
Mr. Tamboline now realizes handsomely on an investment he made
some time ago when less courageous
people expressed doubts of his wisdom in buying.
Attention is again called to the annual meeting of thc Glee Club to be
en ing .next. Intending! members are invited to be
present. Although numbering already
some  forty  members,  the Club hopes Reeve lliilcherson and Party Away to  posed  adding a  clause to the   present
(barge   those   who   did   not   use   the
water   for   it.     Just   what    the     rates
would lie and  how they would be applied In the event of the system being
' j constructed,  he  could  not  tell as yet.
That, of c oKse, would largely depend
upon    how     many  consumers     there
J were.     The    rate    would no doubt be
! adjusted   from   year   to  year,   and   in
lofdei  to provide for this council pro-
to Increase this, with the advantage
of learning considerable about music
and the many opportunities for spending pleasant evenings that are presented there should be a material increase in  menibi rshlp.
I by-law  that  would  provide  for  coun-
| oil   in   after   years   drawing   up  a   rate
by-law. Approximately the rate woyld
-Major  Shepherd.   Authority on   Road
Making.  Will Lecture Here on
September 20th.
-Sir   Rich
Hope Mountains on Annual
Hunting  Trip.
.    ��-',��   - 1 . t   *��   .      .'LJipi  I'AJIIIII 11    I   \        kilt;      IflLI.
probably   run   about   $2.00   a   moAth
Reeve   Hutcherson   and   his   merry   for   householders  and  $2.00  a   month
linen   left   on   Thursday   morning   on   for every  160  acres of land,     ln view
j their annual hunting trip in the Hope ��r  the  convenience  of having  water
���Mountains.    In  the  party were  Reeve  Just by turning a tap and all that was
Major Shepherd, the Canadian expert un goo I road making, who is al
present on a lecture tour throughout
British Columbia, will be in Ladner
on Monday evening. Sept. 20th, and
will deliver a lecture in the town hull,
commencing at 8 o'clock. The lector,.
Is   under   the
WINNIBEG,   Sept.   IS
ard Cartwrlght, who has been spending the past two months at Harrison
Hot  Springe,   B.C.,   is   expected   here
this week greatly improved in health.
BRANDON.   Sept.   14.���Rev.   R.
Hutcherson and Messrs. Lanning, W. j wanted of it. be thought, when the
A. Kirkland, J. W. Harris, Dr. Wood- I system was built, that even those who
ley and Thos. Hume. Mr. W. H. | now had plenty ol water on their
Smith Will follow in a few days as places and those who were opposed
soon as be can get away from bust- j to the scheme would be glad to use
ness. Tbe party proceeded to Hope M*. considering the money paid out
and from  there will go  back  into the   amply refunded in thc matter of con-
1 mountains    some     twenty-live     miles J venience  alone,
where     bear,     goats,    and   mountain'     Speaking    of    the   wooden     piping
! sheep  are  to be  had.    There  is good [which it had been proposed to use, Mr.
S.  fishing in the neighborhood, too, and a  Hutcherson  said  that   both   Engineer
Laldlaw,   of   Belleville,   Ont.,   has ac- ! good  supply of  Hies and  other  tackle 1 i*6 Barron an 1 Col. Tracy had rfieom-
eepted   the  call   to  St.  Paul's Presby-   was   taken   along.     Tbe     party     has'mended     the     wooden     pipe     as  be-
,. 'lerian   church   in   this   city  -and   will    minted   for two  years  in   this district  Ing economical as well as durable, and
Farmers' Institute    The -     ,1 occupy the  pulpit on the flrst or sec-! with gold success ami  annually come |satisfactory.    A great many cities used
'���������'���        '    !"���'-���    !     " I ond Sunday in October.    Mr. Laldlaw   back refreshed in mind and 'body and wooden piping.   For Instance, the city
is an  honor graduate  of Toronto tini-   with   substantial     trophies     of     their   of Nanaimo, f >r which city Col. Tracy
versity. prowess  with   the  gun.       They   have  had   ,KOn   consulting  engineer   for   a
  I taken along a big supply of eatables  number of years, was Installing a new
ORDERED DEPORTED. and  wilh the ��iPa��Wlng cool waters Of | water system and  were bringing their
  I the   mouniuln   to   drink,   what   more
NEW    "STORK,     Si nt.     16. David ' coula UB desired to make their holiday
authority on this subject and then
should be a good attendance to lis
ten to his discourse 011 this most in
teresting subject.
Livingstone     .McKay,     the    si-called
1     FORT  SCOTT,   Kansas,  Sept.   14.-
Invoiuntary  bankruptcy    proceeding
were Hied here t .day by the bond-1 spiritual son of Ann Odelia Dea He-
holders of the ( hanuie Cement and '''"'��� occasionally refcied to as "David
Clay Proiu.'ts Company, operators of *lle Phobhet," was 'ordered deporl 1]
a large plant here, with branches at yesterday by a board of special ia-
Hronson, Mich and Tyerone, Ohio. 'i��ii'>' on Kills Island. He was aken
The petition  places the assets of  the Into custody last  week as a convicted
I a   continuous  two week:
to-day. And they were all decayed
where they came in contact with the
soil. You talk of people not settling
on the Delta because of lack of water,
but 1 should say that lack of rapid,
cheap transportation is almost altogether responsible for that. Witness,
for instance, the Fraser North Arm,
where land, unsalable two years ago
at 'from $50 to if75 per acre, hns recently changed hands in large blocks
'at $1,000 and up per acre, and there
Is no water on that land yet, but the
tramway Is built through It and will
be operating soon.
Understand, Mr. F.'dltor, that I am
not saying we do not need water, but
I very much doubt whether the present scheme as It stands Is a good one
for the  Delta.
If it were, why this suppression of
information, and why tn to force It
on the community without referring
It to a vote of those who have to do
tho paying, for il Is not so long since
1 heard a member of the water committee declare "that if the farmers
don't know what Is good for themselves we will have to force It on
It   looks   too  much   like  "swapping
jack  knives nt sight,  unseen."
Yours as ever,
company at a quarter of a million
dollars and the liabilities at two million dolalrs
felon and charged with having with
held that fact from the Immigration
j authorities when he- cm r d the
United States. Ii turns out that lie
served four* months in a Canadian
jail for selling objectionable literature    before    he    met     his    alleged
ROCHESTER.    NT.,     Sept.      1
With  the  exception  of the  Slchelleu I spiritual mother.
& Ontario line, steamer traffic on ed by railway to Canada within the 1
Lake Ontario for the year has clos- ! next few days,
ed. The Arundel, North King, Alexandra and other steamers plying between Charlotte and Canadian ports
are out of commission and the Richelieu   Company   will   dose   thc  season
on September" .in
water a distance of over fourteen miles
in wooden  pipes.
There     was     some    criticism     that
v. hen      the     timber    was     al!      gone
the  springs   would   dry  un.   bul   such
'.'.as   nol   ihe   finding   of  ihe   engineer,
and such was not ihe experience of a.
jgreal many places he knew of. as for
Large Number  of  New   Westminster  instance in Ontario where in the pld-
nnil   Ladner   People   Enjoyed       ,'r settled  portions Ho   timber lhad all
Dance in  MoNeely's  Hall. '"'" rm ;,ml '''' s*-rlnss in man"' ln"
itanccs were being utilized  is a source
'of wafer supply for large communion Tuesday evening the steamer 'ics.
Transfer brought down about a bun- With oilier municipalities all mak-
dred people on an excursion to Lad- ing efforts to secure a modern water
fcver from New Westminster, under works system, and with the recog-
II0 will be deport-j tne jnu-pices of tiie Royal Columbian uised fact thai thc Holla requires a
Hospital Auxiliary, of the latter place, belle' supply than al present, and re-
Arrlveel here tbe excursionists repair- quiring more as every year passes, he
ed to McN'ely's Kali where a dance thought that now was the time to
was held In conjunction with Ihe Delta make a move in the mailer. There
people. There was a good attend- was no question but that thc great
ance from here, about eighty people majority of the people on the Delta
in all, and needless to say a most en- wanted such a system. The question
joyable time was spent. j now  was to raise the money feu- one.
Meekness Brothers' orchestra, seven I Many   of  tiie   minor  details   of     thc
BOSTO.Vr" Si'nt. 14. ��� President
Tnft's first public utterance sine
Congress adjourned was made In ibis
city tonight, before 12,000 men, representing tlic combined business intercuts of Boston. The occasion was
a banquet given in Mechanics' hall,
the largest auditorium In Boston. The
feature of the President's addr ��a
was   his   repudiation   nf any   attempt
CHICAGO.V""Pi. 14���Bankers from
every stale in (he union, nnd lvpre-
eentatlves of financial institutions In
Cuba and Hawaii joined today in tho
opening session of thc 35th annual : pieces, supplied thc music, and danc-'construction, rates, etc., would be sat-
convention of the American Bankers' lnB w'ls k0"11 op without abatement isfactorily and amicably worked out
Association here' The ' conv nt'ori until a late hour. The hall was nice- at the proper time,
was called tn order bv President '���' decorated with red crosses and var- When the dyking proposition first
George M. Reynolds president of the ions colored bunting in festoons about came up there were those who were
Continental Bank, Chicago, In the the walls. The decorations were the , opposed to it. As the results of the
Auditorium theatre, In the presence h&tidiworli of Messrs. K. T. Calvert dyking began to show themselves,
of close lo five thousand delegates. ' and C. 0. Lambert, of Ladner, who howc.-cr, the opposition passed away.
Renoris of the various committees | kindly took over this work for the .lust so with the water service. When
and oltiPlals of the association and ladies of the auxiliary. During the the results of a good water system headdresses of welcome nnd the re- evening refreshments were served. The gan to show In the dairying, in the
spouses "filled   the   programme.     Thc   New   West 111 luster people  left   on   the  raising ihe price of land, in the gen
to slait  ..ectional  strife   n  the  coun- Lrlnolpft} aal*ress of the day By James return  trip about one o'clock, all ex-  oral convenience to the farmer,  in its
try, BUQh as that which he attributed^ J   Hjl,   of tnp  f,I.Pnt Not,tllern Com- pressing themselves, as being delight-  attractions to outside Investment, then
to Governor Johnson In "calling up en   pany   on  "National Wealth aha    the '-d   With    their   reception   here.      The   those who had been opposed tbe most
t:-�� i Farm," wns 'scheduled for th s after- Ladner people kepi up the merriment strongly at  its Inauguratleh would be
thc   West   to   organize     against
noon's session.
until  an  hour later before dispersing,   its greatest champions, THE DELTA TIMES
LONDON, Sept. 14.���London Steel
Exchange has listed $a00,00o 4 Vi pel
cent. British Columbia Railway debentures.
CORNWALL, Ont., Sept. 15.���John
Bergin, K.C., collector of customs for
Cornwall and brother of the late Dr.
Darby Bergin, Conservative member
of parliament for Cornwall-Stormont
Is dead.
- TORONTO, Sept. 13.���The Cobalt
ore shipments last week totalled over
435 tons.
LONDON', Ont.. Sept. 14.���Harvey
Scott, 75 years old, was shot and killed by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wesley Scott yesterday, Mrs. Scott says
that she could not stand any longer
the tbrcats and tortures which had
lasted for years.
MONTREAL,  Sept.  13.���It  was an- |
nounced at  Canadian  Pacific   Railway;
headquarters  this   morning   that   the
contract had been let for the construe,
tion  of  the  pier .foundations and  enlargements  that   are   planned  for the i
Windsor  Street station.
TORONTO. Sept.    13.���Among    the
countless messages  of  condolence  to j
Dr. Goldwln Smith which have pour- j
ee. in since the death of his wife, was
a cablegram  of    personal     sympathy j
from King Edward.     The King was a
pupil of Dr. Smith In Oxford College.
LONDON", Sept. 13.���Experiments
are about to be made with a view to
establishing a .direct wireless telegraph service between England and
South Africa. It is proposed to elevate kites 11,000 feet, and, if these
are unsuccessful, to erect a station at
Gibraltar. A subsidy of tl0,000 yearly is expected to make penny-a-word
messages possible.
(Westminster Branch)
CHICAGO, Sept. 13.���Turlington
Walker Harvey, one of Chicago's pioneer lumbermen, and at one time the
gieatest lumberman in the world,
died yesterday in a hospital in Lyttle-
ton, N.H., of injuries caused by a fall
six weeks ago while entering a ferry
boat at Jersey City.
NEWCASTLE, Pa., Sept. 13.���Ed.
J. Crompton, right fielder of the
Newcastle club, Ohio-Pennsylvania
League, left here last night to join
the St. Louis club of the American
League. Crompton's release was
purchased last autumn for $1000 with
th/> understanding that he was to report to St. Louis at the end of the
sason here.
OTTAWA, Sept. 13.���Mr. Colling-
wood Schreiber. consulting engineer
of the Department of Railways, who
has returned from a trip over the
Western railways, expresses the opinion that the mountain section of the
C. T. P. will not be built for a long
time unless the contractors are al-
lowec to Import other than white laborers.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., Sept. 13 ���
William Brannan, who this season
umpired in the Wisconsin-Illinois
League, on Saturday night left to
join the National League corps of arbitrators, Brannon left for New York
where he will report for work on
Tuesday. Brannan is a giant, standing six feet three lnohes.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13.���
Judge Martin, of Morris, formerly
chief justice of the Court of Appeals,
of the District of Columbia, and one
o�� the oldest and most prominent
members of the bar in Washington,
died at his home here yesterday aged
74 jiars. Judge Morris was a con-
splcuovs figure in the noted trial of
John H. Suratt, one of the alleged
conspirators against President Lincoln.
NEW YORK, Sept. 13.���John W.
Castle, president of the Union Trust
Company of this city, capitalized at
$1,000,000, ii director in other well
known corporations, and pr imlnent
in club and social life in this city and
the South, cut his throat from ear to
ear in the Grand Union hotel this
afternoon, I and was found dead,
stretched across a bed tonight. He
had been in ill health for some time,
and his suicide is ascribed solely to
nervous breakdown, and not to financial troubles.
LOS ANGELES, Sept, 14.���Every
forest ranger in this district is out
with squads of volunteers fighting
four forest fires threatening the San
Gabriel watershed and the oil region
around Whlttier. The worst fire is
devastating the north slope of Mount
Pacific, the highest point in the second tier of the Sierra Madrera range.
Reports from Mount Wilson say that
the lire Is the worst in that region in
several years and the watershed is in
serious danger.
BREMERTON, Wash., Sept. 14.���
Captain Thomas Phelan, of Kansas
City, soldier of fortune, died yesterday in Bremerton aged 76 years.
While visiting in his native country,
Ireland, many years ago, Phelan
learned of a plot to blow up the
British ship Queen, and notified officers of the navy in time to prevent
the execution of Ihe plan. Following
the exposure of this plot, Phelan was
requested to call at the office of
O'Donovan Ross, editor of the Irishman of New York. While in this
office Phelan was stabbed 13 times
and his arm was broken, but he recovered.
CHICAGO, Sept. 13.���Representative grain dealers and brokers from
all over the United States and Canada, will gather in Chicago on Friday
and Saturday of this week as thc
guests of the Chicago Board of Trade.
The occasion is the first assemblage of
grain exchanges and the object is to
establish harmonious action on the
v'"-.il matters affecting thc operations
of exchanges. It is expected that a
general organization will be formed
and a representative committee ponced in charge.
Cars leave Westminster or Vancouver at 5:50 and 6:50 a.m. and
hourly thereafter until 11 p.m.; Saturdays and  Sundays at  11  p.m.
Cars leave Vancouver for Westminster at 5:50 and 6:50 a.m. and
hourly until 10 p.m.; Saturdays and
Sundays at 11  p.m.
We run first-class freight cars between   Westminster    and   Vancouver
and  all  shipments  are  handled  with
the   utmost    care   and    delivered    to I
consignee     without     delay.      S.iecial i
attention paid to fruit shipments. Our
wagons  meet  all  boats    and    trains.
For rates, etc., apply to |
Traffic  Manager.
Lac '1  Manager.
BY-LAW, 1989
BOSTON. Sept. 13.���Control of the
organized Dominion Copper Company
has been secured In the open market
by the British Columbia ('upper Company. A permanent board of directors has not yet bc��n elected In the
new Dominion, but when tlic reorganization is completed the British Columbia company will be given full
representation. Temporary directors
are for the most part affiliated with
the General Development Company
and Adolph Lewisohn, president of
the latter company, is also director of
the British C dumbia Company. A
contract between the British Columbia and the new Dominion company
will be made for the former lo smelt
the latter's ores and tbe former will
enlarge Its melting  capacity.
EDMONTON, Sept. 15.���.After an
absence of seven months and after
gathering together several millions of
European capital and completing to
a certain extent the organization of
his railway company, William it.
Clarke, financial manager of the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway
Company which holds a charter to
build a line from Edmonton to Fort
Mc.Muriay and which holds a provincial guarantee ot bonds for the
line has returned to the city and announces that li." Isprepared to commence Immediate construction work
on the road. Mr. Clarke is accompanied by Ids entire staff of chief officials including EQ. A, Jami s. general manager, who was formerly manager of the Canadian Northern Railway; Dr. Wadel.l, chief consulting engineer and G. W. Minty, solicitor.
VANCOUVER. Sept. 11.���"If on investigation we find that the extrntieon
of alcohol from wood refuse on a large
scale is practicable, as according to
the statements made in the World on
the authority of Chicago scientists, it
seems to lie, our syndicate will at
once put up a plant in Vancouver. I
am writing Chicago about the matter
today, and will go over there in person to look into it should further information confirm the discvery." Thus
spoke .Mr. W. I. Paterson, of the Paterson Timber Company, lliis morning.
"At a conservative estimate 15,000
��� tons of wood refuse ls burned in Vnn-
I oucver every day," continued Mr. Paterson. "Not only is this a dead loss.
but it is a source of expense in itself.
Every mill has to be equipped with a
burner at a cost of from $15,000 to
$25,000, and not even tiie heat generated is made use of."
I      DURHAM,  N.   C,   Sept.   14.���Pellagra  is spreading  in  this state at    an
alarming rale.     The  ninth  death     in
| this     locality     occurred     hire     last
night.    Two new cases were discovered  yesterday and  one of the two survivors of the eleven  originally afflict-
I ed  will  die  within    a  week,    in    all
probability.     There   are   said   to     be
100.1   cases   of   thc   disease   in   North
Carolina at the  present lime and buc
one county Onslow,  it is declared,  Is
I Without  a   patient.     Tne  Hi si   autopsy
j upon a pellagra victim in Ni rth Carolina  was     performed     lasi   night     on
George  Mebane.    a  negro    who    had
just  died  violently    Ins:     Though
tbe germ  was found, no oilier  trace
of   the   disease   wa !   discovered.     The
| heart and  other  organs were In  per-
i feet  condition.     Prior to  the  logic's
| death   guinea   p'gs     were     inoculated
I with his blood.    They have sb iwn no
signs  of   the   disease yet,     Late     last
night   the   physicians   who   conducted
the   autopsy,    headed    by   the pathologist ot Trinity    College,    declared
themselves completely mystified as to
i the origin   of  the  disease.
I      All parts of the dead man wire put
In preservatives tor further examination.
VANCOUVER, Sept. 13.���One weele
ago today it was discovered on the arrival of the overseas mail in Vancouver from Great Britain that a registered mall sack sent through from
Glasgow had been stolen while In
transif over the C. P. R. Thc rifled
sack was picked up along thc right-
of-way of the railway in the vicinity
of Hastings, a fact which would seem
to Indicate that the robebry had taken
place on the Pacific division of the
road and that the thief had come to
Vancouver. Some      gold      trinkets
thought to have been contained in the
stolen packages were also found along
the track. News of tb/> theft was
carefully withheld by the postofflue
and railway authorities and so far as
can be learned the post office department at Ottawa has not yet taken active steps to apprehend the robber.
it is only two weeks since IS registered letters were stolen from a westbound mall car at Spences Bridge and
no arrests have been made ln connection with that robbery.
1 RIIYOLITE, Nevada, Sept. 14��� The
bodies  of Emery     B idge     and     Tom
j Flanza, miners who perished of thirst
i while attempting to cross Death Val-'
ley, were found on Saturday four
miles west of Skidoo, Cal., by members of the searching parly scouring
the desert for a brother of President
Eldridge of the National Sewing Machine Company, who has been lost for
three weeks. The men whose bodies
were found left Rhyolite late in August and started across Death Valley
where the thermometer reaches 130
degrees In the shade in the summer.
They cnrrld two canteens of water
each, but this supply must have been
exhausted before they had gone half
way. Craned by thirst they wandered about until they were overcome by
the h."nt and lay down to die. Young
Eldridge was attempting to reach
this place from his mining claims on
the Panamlnll range. He left his
c mpanlons three weeks ago. Men
from all the der rt camps have searched th- i*eser\ ">- burrow which he
took with him - ien herstartel across
t'-e valley, was uiiid a few days ago,
but there was not other trace of the
j man.
A by-law to enable the Municipality ;
of Delta to raise, under the provisions
of Section 259 of the "Municipal
Clauses Act." a sum not exceeding
the sum of $135,000 for the purpose
of constructing, enlarging and extending water works within a prescribed area within the Municipality
of Delta. |
Whereas the Municipal Council of
the District Municipality of Delta
have received from J. L. Waddell and
others, being the owners of more than
one-half In value of the real property '
included within the boundaries of a |
certain prescribed area within the
said municipality, the boundaries
whereof are hereinafter described, a
petition, dated as to each signature
and signed by the owners nf more
than one-half In value of the real
property included within the boundaries of such prescribed area, asking for the construction, enlargement
and extension of water works within
the said prescribed urea. Such prescribed area is more particularly described as follows: That part of the
Municipality of Delta described as
Commencing at the junction of the
boundary between Lots 130 and 131,
Group 2, New Westminster District,
with the south bank of the Fraser
River; thence westerly and southerly
following the souKi bank of the
Fraser River to the north west corner of Lot 151. Group 2, New Westminster District : thenW-e westerly
and southerly following the south
hank of the Fraser River past Crescent Island to the easterly bank of
Canoe Pass, thence following the easterly bank of Canoe Pass southerly to
the north west corner of Lot 61A;
thence southerly following thc westerly boundary of 61A to the south west
corner of 61A; thence easterly along
the south boundary of 61A to thc
north west corner of Lot 60; thence
southerly along the westerly1 boundary of Lot 60 to the north boundary
of Lot 1S6; thence westerly along the
northerly boundary of Lot 1S6 to the
westerly shore of the Mainland;
thence following f.ie westerly shore
of thc Mainland to the south east cor-
lner of Lot 1 S3. Group 2. New Westminster District; thence following ihe
north boundary of the Chewasson Indian Reserve to the cast boundary of
said Indian Reserve; thence south following thc cast boundary of said Indian Reserve to the north west corner
of the south west quarter of Section
15. Township 5; '"hence east following
the north boundary of said south west
quarter of Section 15, Township 5, and
the same produced to the cast boundary of said Section 15; thence east
following the half section line of Section 14, in snid Township 5. to the
westerly shore of Boundary Bay;
thence northerly and easterly following the shore line of Boundary Bay
to a point south of the half section
line running north nnd south through
Section 1. Township 4, New Westminster District, produced , southerly
through Lot 243 and tbe fractional
north west quarter of Section 31,
Township ", to the shore of Boundary
Pay; thence north following the said
line so produced nnd snld half section
line to the south boundary of Section
13, Township I: thence wesl following
said section line between sections 12
and 13 and sections 11 and 14, in snld
Township I. to lhe east boundary of
Section lo. In said Township I: thence
south following I lie east boundary of
said Section l�� to the north easi corner of Section 3. in Township 4;
thence w. st following the south
boundary of said Section In and the
south boundary of Lot 437. Group 2,
lo the south west corner of said Lot
437. Group 2, in Township 1: thence
north and cast along the westerly and
northerly boundaries of said Lot 437
to thc souih end of the boundary line
between said Lots 130 and 131. Group
2, New Wes.minster District. and
thence' north following the said boundary line between snld Lots 130 and
131  to point   eif  commencement.
And whereas an engineer has been
procured to make the necessary surveys, plans and estimates of toe proposed works within thc described area
above  mentioned.
And whereas the estimated cost of
the proposed works is $185,000, and
the same docs not exceed twenty-five
per cent, rf the assessed value of the
real property and Improvements within the said described area, and if
added tn the other debts for which
the real property and Improvements
within the said described area, above
mentioned, is liable for any local Improvements, does not exceed t'llrty-
tlve per cent, of the assessed value
of the real property and Improvements within the 'said described area,
nccordlng to the 1-st revised assessment  roll  of   the  municipality.
And whereas, according to the last
revised assessment roll the assessed
value of the said real property within thc said described area Is $2,535,-
795. and the assessed value of the
improvements within the said area
is  $255,625.
And whereas in order to raise t'ne
moneys necessary for the carrying
out and completion of the proposed
work and for paying all fees, costs,
charges and expenses lawfully incurred and payable in respect thereof, inclusive of the costs of the surveys, plans and estimates and any
other preliminary expenses connectetl
with the proposed work it is deemed
advisable to issue debentures for a
sum  not  exceeding $135,000.
And whereas, it will be necessary to
raise annually the sum of $7.64 for
each $1,000 of debentures issued for
the formation of a sinking fund, and
a sum not execeeding $50 for interest, for the term of 50 years for the
repayment respectively of the said
debentures and interest as hereinafter
And whereas to provldc'ifor thc formation of a sinking fund and for the
payment oi Interest as aforesaid, it
will be necessary to levy a special
annual race upon and from the real
property and from and upon fifty per
cent, of the assessed value of the improvements wiilu'11 the said described
an a. and also, if necessary, to raise
such other sums as may be found necessary for the maintenance and running  expenses  of the proposed  work.
Now, therefore, the Municipal Council of the Corporation of Delta enacts
as  follows:
(1) The Reeve and' Clerk of the
said Municipal Corporation are hereby authorized to borrow, on the credit
of the Corporation of the said Municipality, a, sum not to exceed $135,000,
being the amount necessary for the
carrying out and completion of the
proposed works and for paying all
fees, costs, charges and expenses lawfully incurred and payable in respect
thereof, and (no by-law having been
passed under the provisions of Subsection 1 of said Section 259 of the
Municipal Clauses Act) for paying the
cost of surveys, plans and estimates
and any other preliminary expenses
connected with the proposed work,
and may Issue debentures of the Corporation, signed by the said Reeve
and Clerk and sealed' with .the seal
of the said Corporation by the hands
of the said Clerk, to tha't amount in
sums not less than $1,000, each payable within 50 years from the date
of issue  of the same.
(2) Such debentures shall bear Interest at a rate not execeeding five
per centum per annum, payable half-
yearly on the first day of June and
the first elay of December In each year
during the currency of the said debentures or any of them. There shall
be attached to each of the said debentures coupons for the payment
of each and every payment of Interest that may become due thereon,
and the signatures thereto may lie
either written, stamped, printed or
(8) 'During 50 years, the currency
of the debentures to be issued under
the authority of this by-law, there
shall lie assessed, levied and collected
annually in thc same manner as municipal taxes are assessed, levied and
collected from and upon the real property and from and upon fifty per
cent, of the assessed value of the improvements within the said described
area, a special rate sufficient for the
payment of interest not exe��"?dlng the
sum of $50. on the debentures issued
as aforesaid, and the sum of $7.64
for each one thousand dollars nf debentures issued ns aforesaid, for the
purpose of forming a sinking fund for
the repayment of the principal of said
debentures and, if necessary, such
amounts as may be required for the
cost of maintenance and running expenses of such  proposed work.
(4) Such special rate shall be readjusted and levied from year to year
upon the basis of assessed value of
real property and improvements within thc said described area as shown
from time- to time by the then last
revised assessment roll of the said
Municipality, and such rale may be
fixed by the general rate by-law or
by-laws of tbe said Municipality.
(5) Tiie said debentures may, both
as to principal and interest, be payable in any place in Great Britain, in
the United States of America or in
Canada, and may lie expressed in
Canadian or sterling currency or in
any other currency, and may be made
payable in gold, and the amount to be
raised thereunder shall be paid out
ami expended in paying off and adjusting any temporary loans heretofore obtained on account of the proposed works and for any other necessary expenses In connection with tbe
said Improvements nnd works, and for
no other purpose whatever.
(6) Such special rale shall he Inserted in tin. collector's roll in each
y.-ar for the next Bucceadlng fifty
years and shall be payable at (the
lime or times and at tne place and
in tlic manner in which Hie ordinary
municipal taxes are payable, provided,
boMUcveo', that no rebate shall be allowed mi the amount to be levied
hereundi r   as aforesaid.
(7i All moneys forming part or lhe
sinking fund to bo raised by the special rate above referred to. shall be
invested hy the Council of the said
Municipality from time to time ns the
law directs.
(S) The Council may at any time,
or from time to time, purchase any of
the debentures Issued under this bylaw, and all debentures so purchased
shall be forthwith cancelled and destroyed, and no re-issue of debentures
shall b"e made In consequence of such
(9) This by-law- shall come Into
force en the first day of December,
(10) This by-law may be cited for
all purposes as lhe "Delta Water
Works By-Law,  19fl��,"
Passed by the Council on the 26th
day  of  June,  1909.
Reconsidered    and   finally   adopted
by  the Council,  signed  by the  Reeve
and  Clerk,  and  sealed  with  the* Corporate seal on the day ot
I                  Clerk. Reeve.
I hereby certify that the foregoing
ls a true copy of the Delta Water
Works By-Law, 1909, as passed thc
third  reading.
1 CM. C.
Phone 36
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Ladner, B. C.
All This Year's Cartridges
Special Prices on Quantities
Hardware       Tinsmithing       Plumbing
��� ���frifr*H**H~I**M"M* ���H-iH*l"H,*H'
I"*!-*!**!**!**!"*!"""** *t**i
fashion Stables
Trucking and Draying.    Livery work of
all kinds attended to promptly.
All Kinds of Firewood always on hand.
/. 9J/. Colltnson     Phone 20    Xadner, P. C.
The Royal Bank ol Canada
Incorporated 1800.
CAPITAL PAID-UP $-1,600,000
RESERVE I'UXD $ 5,300,000*
Total Assels Elf ty-Tliree Millions.
Jtccounts ot Oul-of-Tjown Customers Si von Special  Jfilcr.iicn
s       HANK BY MAIL
Accounts may bo opened with deposi ts of ONE DOLLAR ami Upwards.
Interest paid, or credited, half-yearly on June 30th and December
31st,  ouch year.
Binder Twine
Go together. They are the
strongest and best on the
TJhe 2)elta 7Ji>
Sl.OO A YEAR   *.J2
g*ayabler SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER   18.
A. ���*���
Provincial   Exhibition   and %
Horse Show
Sept. 20th to 25th.
Six Great Days i
Gorgeous Historical Firework Display
The Bombardment of Alexandria by the British Fleet
every evening.    Nine Battleships in Action
Two Airship Flights The Wonderful Guideless
every day Pacer "College Maid"
Seven Horse Show Sessions (afternoon and evening)
Reduced Railroad Fares from all parts
For further information address
J. E. SMART, Secretary and Mgr.
P. O. Drawer 761 Victoria, B. C.
STa a?i -Ta A a*a aT* A A A a*a A iT|i A A A*A A A A*A A 4^44*4444*4*^^ ***-
Just a Word About thc
Red Cross
Sanitary Closet
The above is a cut of the Bowl of the $28.00 closet. These
closets do not require waterworks or sewerage. Are at all
times odorless, being a chemical closet, the germicide doing
all the work. Little attention required. Cost of operation
from $2.00 to $4.00 per year. Many are now in use in the
Delta and are giving every satisfaction. Just drop us a
line for full information.
Mackie & Harris
Hall and lVavery Block New Westminster
Any person wanting Light or Heavy
Harness or Repairing done would
do well to call and see me. Your
patronage solicited and satisfaction
McNeely Wharf, Ladner  |
Made to
Made to
English   Tweeds,   Worsteds
and Serges
Suits Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed
Tailor, Ladner, B. C
Celebrated English
eplstered in Canada, England and "'. S. A.  Used by the ' nitUsn Government for
ovi-ra" years, i hey ure tlic ttreateat ot nil animal regulators nnd are miaranteed. Stook
oo.l. roultry Food. Condition Powders. Hcnre Kpniedv. Colic Cure. Hrnlinit Snive
Hitir Growing Snlve. Medicated Wash. Couirli nnd Cold Cure. Liniment for Stock  I Inl'
ment for Home Use, Hoof uintment. Corn Cure, Mister Finish, Spavin Cure
Royal Medicated Stock fojd Co., &&$s Vancouver, b. c.
"Lanning, Fawcett & WIIbom, Ltd., Local  Agents
Saturday, Sept. 25
The Passion Play
(The Life of Christ)
In moving pictures. The original reproduction of the play as
given at Oberammergan in
Bavaria every 10 years formpre
than 300 years. 4,000 feet in
length ; beautifully coloured.
These pictures have been presented in every large city in the
world within the past few years.
One week at Majestic Theatre,
Vancouver, B. C., last July.
Illustrated Song���The Holy (ity
Music throughout performance.
Don't forget���one night only.
Doors open, 7.45
Commences 8.30
ADMISSION���Children, 1 Sc; Adults, 25c
October 12,13, 14, 15
and 16, 1909
In Prizes and Attractions
Formal Opening, 2 p. m.
October 12th
Greatest Agricultural, (Horticultural and Stock Show In
Western Canada���The Horse
Show will be a feature. Airship Flights, twice daily; Scottish Sports; Children's Sports;
Championship Lacrosse, Vancouver   vs.   New     Westminster.
God Save the  Kins
W. 11. KEARY,
Mgr., Sec.
i *a***ptt***-*--a****ii-E8****a
Ladner-Steveston ferry
During; the Summer Months
will leave Ladner at 8:30 a.m. and
3:30   p.m.
Sundays, leaves Ladner at s:30
a.m., and 4.30 p.m.
Extra trip Saturday evenings,
leaving Ladner at 6:30 p.m.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
Now Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE nnd nil kittdp oi
Your Patronage Solicited
S* S. Transfer
Commencing April 1st the S.S.
Transfer will leave Brackman-Kar
Wharf i very we, k-duy a terno n except Saturday, at 8 p.m.. for Ladner,
Westham Island and way points. Saturdays at 2 p.m., returning to New
Westminster Saturday evenli gs.
Returning, leaves Westham Island
every week-day morning, except Friday, at 7 n.m., nnd Ladner 7.4" a.
m. Fridays, leaves Westham Island
0 a.m. and Ladner at 6:45 a.m.
Additional trip Monday morning,
leaving Xew Westminster at D a.m.
This schedule subject to change
without notice.
For freight and passenger rates,
apply to
Attitude of Administration on It and
Work of Willard D. Straight.
The stand taken at Washington relative to American participation In the
Il.inkow-Szeehur- railway loans is regarded as of importance because of Its
Indication of the attitude of the administration on affairs lu the far east.
It is considered an
evidence of the intention of President Tnft aud his
advisers to pursue
an aggressive policy and reach out
for all possible
trade advantages
for   Americans   In
connection    w i t b
the development of
^^^^^^^^^^ China. The loans
for the Hankow-Szecbuen railway
amount to $27,500,000, and at the Instance of tiie state department Ambassadors Held, While and II1II notified, respectively, the British, French
and German governments that nn
American syndicate desired to participate In it. This syndicate is headed hy J. P. Morgan, whose interest iu
railway extension ln the Chinese empire has been manifested before this.
Secretary Knox has taken the position
thnt participation ln the loan was
promised by China under the Conger
agreement ln 1904.
Prominent ln the negotiations regarding the matter Is Willard Dicker-
man Straight, who was for some
months in charge of the division of
far eastern nffairs ln the state department. He has been watchful in
regard to protecting American interests in this quarter of the world and
ls especially qualified for his task by
his experience as consul general of the
United States at Mukden, Manchuria.
It was while he occupied that post
thnt he figured ln
nn Incident which
attracted International attention at
the time. lie and
his servants were
attacked by Japanese rowdies, nnd
(he episode was regarded as significant because of its
hearing on the alleged attempts of
Japan nnd Russia
lo    keep    America
from   enjoying   the    	
privilege of the "'open door" in Manchuria. Mr. Straight is a young man
to have had so much responsibility
thrust upon him, He was born iu
1SS0 at Oswego. X. Y., and was graduated from Cornell university in 1001.
For the two years following he was
in the Chinese Imperial maritime service in Pekln nnd at Nanking. For n
lime lie acted ns correspondent of the
Associated Tress nnd Renter's agency
In Seoul. Tokyo nnd Manchuria. In
1005 he became rice consul general In
Korea and private secretary to the
American minister there nnd the following year was appointed private
secretary to the American minister to
Cuba. He became consul general at
Mukden about three years ago.
lie has now gone to China as the
representative of the American-Chinese
hanking syndicate.
Mr.   John   MeKee,   of   Ladn/er,   has
been appointed a Justice of the peace.
Hats, Caps, Flannel! rttef  and other
Full goods at Hutcherson's.
Taxes are beginning  to  come In  at
Ihe collector's office.
Men's Ladles' and Children's Underwear for ''ail and '.'.inter wear, jUBt
receiv.d at Hutcherson's.
Duck hunters r port no better luck
l this week, the bii Is Ing vei: - r ���
| this season all over the district.|
The sti ami rs  Tr idi :-. i Iralner,  and
other   ciafl   ha\ ������   bi en   ln   p irl
week  leading  hay and  grain,
Mr. ''lark-,  o;l thi   lioyal Ban!;  si iff,
Port  Esslngt  n, formi i..    if ik- Lad-
n.-r  branch,   Is spi hdlng    i
on his vacation In Ladner.
Dr.     Dillon. .  veterinary     surgi
graduate of McGill University. Thirty
years' experience.      Office, Fire Hall,
New  Westminster,
First-class    piano for   sale,   good
make,   slightly   used, at   a     bargain.
Cash, or short terms. Apply H., Delta
Times office.
It is likaly that a new floor will he
built shortly In MeXeely's Hall. Tha
lessees of the building have the matter under consideration.
The harness shop of Hearl Bros,
will move about the first of the
month to new quarters, occupying the
store next to Clement & Lambert's
hardware store.
Mr. Harold Lord, of Vancouver,
who has been spending a couple of
weeks the guest of Delta relatives,
returned to his work with the Brack-
man-Ker Co. on Sunday last.
Chief Brewster, of the SS. Sonoma,
is on the run again after his annual
vacation. With Mrs. Brewster he
spent a week at the Seattle Exposition and reports the time profitably
and  pleasantly spent.
To-night, Saturday, a moving picture show will be given in MeXeely's
Hall, .Mr. H. Neal is leaving nothing undone nnd saving no expense to
make this a thorough success. He
has made a clioics selection of subjects.
Messrs. H. and E. Howard, the local
tailors, will be In Vancouver Monday
and Tuesday on a buying trip, and
during their absence the store will be
| closed. As will be seen by their advertisement elsewhere the lirni lias a
large range of goods from which to
select suiting3.
The Victoria. Fair opens on Monday.
It will bs attended by a large number of Delta people. As usual a large
number of exhibits will be made ifrom
the Delta. Following the fair many
will go to the Seattle Exposition and
from thence to the New Westminster
Christian Science Leader Who Says
Mrs. Eddy Is Dead.
Christian Science circles are divided
over the merits of the controversy between Mrs. Delia M. Gilbert and authorities of the sect, nnd especially
over her assertion that Mrs. Mary
Baker G. Eddy'is either dead or mindless. She claims that a certain coterie
of Christian Science adherents are perpetrating a fraud upon the members of
the sect in general nnd doing harm to
the cause represented In Mrs. Eddy's
The summer rush on the steamer
Sonoma is over and for the balance
of the year only the regular traffi
will be carried. On account of the
unusual season the earlier part of the
season was a poor one for the management. Latterly, however, business
jhas been  exceptionally good.
The Lfldics' Store.���Watson's Underwear for women and children. .Vice
line indies' and children's Sweater
Coats. Children's Blue Serge Sailer
Dr.s-.es. X. w Hosiery, Dress Goods,
etc. Orders taken for Ladies' Suits
and i oats ::( eastern prices. Lanning,
Fawcett i- Wilson,  Limited.
The friends of Mr, Jefferson, of the
Royal Bank staff who was taken to a
Vancouver hospital some weeks ago
suit, ring from typhoid fever, will be
pleased to barn that he is making
satisfactory progress towards recovery
land expects to be alee to leave the
'institution In the coarse of another
The Mon--- store.���See our new
Sails in Scotch Tweeds and Serges,
lati st out, i to., from $7.50 to $1 ".00
Complete sto ik Stanfti Id's Underv tr,
3.B.K Shirts and Glovi -. \'h
��� :'  Fall  Fats In   hard  an ;  son   fi Its.
9 or Wati rpi 'SI   ���
Fawcett .I  Wilson,  Limiti d
T i-morrow     the    ann hai      I
thanksgiving servli ��� ��� hi I I  In
lhe Methodial Church. The Rev, Mr.
Bi tts, ���'. Mountain View church, Vi n-
( ouvi r, and form* r pastor
Methodist Church hi re, will o
the pulpit al both morning an I i ve-
nlng services. The usual thank i r-
ing   will   be   Liken.
teachings. Mrs. Gilbert claims to he
more loyal to the latter than those in
power in the cult. She recently declared that she believed Mrs. Eddy to
hnve been dead for about a year, nnd
she clinrged that the body of the
founder of Christian Science had been
burled underneath her house in Brook-
line, Mass.
Mrs. Gilbert wns one of the most
prominent of the Christian Science
leaders In New York for some years
and planned to establish n branch of
the organization In the fashionable
Plnzn hotel. It wns In connection
with the failure of this project thnt
the allegations were made which betrayed differences nmong the ndherents
ofthe Christian Science faith nnd which
led to her sensational allegations.
Thirty passengers on a B. <'. Eli trie
ear. running from Steveston to Vancouver, narrowly escaped serious Injuries   while   the   car   Ladner  had   a
Iportion of the roof demolished by the
criminal carelessness of those blasting stumps at what Is known as th'?
Hors'shoe I i .nl. Without warning,
as   the   ear   was  starting  down     the
'grade at a slow rate, a terrific explosion occurred righl alongside of
the car. and a btg stick of timber
shot through the air, landing on the
roof of thc car and breaking a hole
through, also smashing the rear signboard.
85 acres of land, il miles from Ladner, l mil/ ,fron Creamerv, t \- miles
from School, on the Benson Road.
Apply S. T.  Holbrook, Ladner,
The Annual Meeting of the Ladner
Glee  Club   will   be   held   on   Tuesday.
Si pt. ."1st, -at  8 p.m. sharp at the old
| J.  W.   RUDD,  President.
[Copyright, 1903, by American Press Association.!
"The old fashioned light of the far
west." said the veteran from Idaho,
"has died out with the stagecoach.
Now aud then there's some monkey
business goin' on there, but it's hoc
what it used to be. I've seen aud
beard of a number of 'em, but none in
my remembrance for reel Qgbtin', sicli
ns men fight who're goin' in light a'
all. equals thnt between McGuire and
Riley away back In the fifties.
"The fust of It all wns a dispute over
cards. It didn't amount to much, except It made bad blond I', tv.oen flu,
two men. Afterward they mel on a
ranch, and Riley accused McGuiro of
purposely braudln' stock as didn't belong to him. McGuire tried to kill him
;ir n and there, but was interfered
with by Riley's friends. Boon after
that some one. knowin' that the twe
men were boun 1 to have it out, suggested to McGuire that they go off
alone for the fight. McGuire agreed
and sent word lo Riley that he'd meet:
him the next mornin' at sunup on the
trail between Beeswax and Bully
creels and they would then and then-
settle whether or no he had branded
stock thas wasn't hls'n. Riley agreed.
There wasn't no .seconds, no surgeons:
nor any of the claptrap that men have
In toy duels. They was jus; goin' oat
to fight.
"Well, the next tuoruln', when It was
still dark, McGuire mounted his horse
nnd rode off toward the trail. There,
had been nothln' snld about weapons,
each man beln' left to take what he
thought he could do the most damage
with. McGuire carried two six shooters and n knife. As he rode nlong the
stars wnB n-dyin' out and there wax
eonsld'able light where the sun wa*
gittin' ready to come up. He looked
toward the few little shanties thnt
��-as Beeswax nnd saw soniepin black
eoniln' from that direction. It was
Rllcy. nnd he was armed just about as
McGuire wns.  They wns n mile apart
"Not wnntin' to bring on the light
too near Beeswax, McGuire waited
awhile, then moved on slow. When
Riley got into range McGuire suddenly
ducked under his horse's neck nnd
Bred. His bullet didn't do any damage at all. Riley he ducked Indlas
fashion, too, and fired. Both on *eus
was ridin' around in a circle lookltf
for a chance to plug the other. Finally
Riley's horse went down, hit by one
of McGuiro's bullets. Riley, knowin'
this would give his enemy an advantage, shot McGuire's horse, and eack
made a breastwork of his animal.
"Riley got lhe first plug. McGuire
cut tin' a scratch around the sidt; of
his head that filled his Bbootb*.' eye
with blood. He put his handkerchief
under his lint to ketch it und kept ok
"Before the dozen shots each of 'eui
started with was exhausted both of
'em had three or four wounds. Neither of 'cm dared go out from behind
his horse till then, but when the last
shots had been tired they started for
each other wilh knives. Both on 'em
staggered as they eyed each other,
-.vntehin' for a chance to git in a blow.
But they was both about equally tuckered out, and neither on 'em had an
advantage, and neither ou 'em could
git In n stroke to kill.
"By this time the pop'lafion of the
three huts that made up the town ���?'
Beeswax, beln' wakened by the shots,
come out to see the show. 1 was one
vn 'em. McGuire and Riley was hack-
In' nt each other, both staggeriu1 from
loss o' blood, bavin' more of it outside
than inside and just enough in their
blinkers to keep 'em from seein' where
to strike. It was a beautiful sight, 1
tell yon. these two game men seiilixf'
their dispute in true manly fashion.
without seconds or surgeons.
"Blmeby they got so weak and so
blind that ttn-ir blows was nothln' that
u four-year-old bey couldn't dodge;
then they stopped altogether. Wa
picked 'em up and carried 'em to the
town. There wasn't but one room that
could be spared, and we put 'em on
bunks side by side. Each on 'em had
from ten to fifteen wi unds, r.ud they
wns pretty well played out, but we
watched 'em for awhile, ihlukln' U
i!io.-,- got strong enough they'd jo nV
r-ncb n ber ag'in. You see, we dldnl
want 'em to die on our hands, we to
eet'.d f i- buvinl things and nothln' to
liny i r 'em.
"We did ; It n doctor fer 'em. nnd
I ��� |ni Iced eui for 'em b >th. lie snid
lie thought Riley would file, though he
couldn't be sure about either on 'em.
It was some time before either knew
enough to understand whn] wns goin'
on nnd longer before they could sny
anything. We wns specnlatln' whether
when they crot up they'd call the fight
off. start in for a new ere. or what,
when one mornin' when the sun wns
shlnln' In on 'em peaceful Riley be
reached out his hand, took hold o' Me-
Gulre'S and says he, he says:
" 'Reckon yen didn't 1 rnnd no stock
that didn't belong to you.'
"We wns surprised to see McGuire
take his hand, nnd he says, says he.
"Tou'rc game anyway.'
"It wns two months before they got
up nnd another before they could git
nway. When they did they rede off
fust rate friends.
"No, slree: there ain't Co puc.li game
fights now ns they wns then. The
Mind has gone out of"���
"Game fights!" replied the listener.
"Thnl's what they were���gome fights.
or better named dogfights. -Such men
nre only Inrge gamecocks. n:nl even
thnt sort of fighting hns disappeared"
under more civilized, condition.;. The
country where what you call these
game fights took place Is now bring
covered with dwellings, s-honls, >col-
leges and churches." ..   .'���:,���-   -
Holy Communion���First  and  third
���"CwHSTleht, 1SC0, by American Press Association.!
Soring the Spanish-American war
agr regiment of United States lnfan-
*y occupied a single position in Cuba
*����� quite awhile. We wore not very
���Kir an enemy and kept out 00 vedettes
otr pickets, the colonel being satisfied
"iriltb the usual chain of sentinels
Tkatf was one sentry beat overlooking
a "salley from which every man posted
si tin- evening relief disappeared. No
try, no sound of any kind, was heard
al post No. 8, but the sentry placed
Iti^re was not found wheu the corporal
at lhe guard took a man to relieve him,
���or .was he ever heard of afterward
Some concluded that an enemy crawled I evenln
tip from below, stnbbed him nnd took j pastor
'its tody away. Some concluded thnt
tiie post wns haunted and the sentry
iras carried away by a ghost.
When the first man disappeared the
���Beer of the guard reported the matter to the colonel, who, thinking that
a ivould be better thnt the next mnn
30 stand post on No. 8 should not
tiM>w of (he occurrence, ordered the
iifliecr to keep the matter a secret nnd
if "there were Inquiries about the iniss-
*J!B man among his Comrades to give
Jul that he had been ordered away on
a special service. So the seeond man
Hi not know of the mystery of the
Srst, nor the third of the second, nor
'tCie fourth of the third. The fourth
sun was tbe last to vanish, for nfier
fa> hail gone the regiment was order*'
to the front.
1 was a member of Company C. and
ir.e knew more about the disappearances than the officers thought we fild.
"nn we didn't know what had become
��f the sentries. It wns the prevailing
ifiinion thnt the men were murdered
tty hostile Spanish citizens, but wilh
Trfi.tt object we were ignorant. After
8be war closed I came north with the
sesfc of the command, but eight years
Utter went to Cuba on business, and
tbere one day, while passing a sugar
("antation, who should I see sitting be
fere a workman's cabin but John Hen
(arson, the last mnn who had disappeared from sentry post No. 8. At
{est he pretended not to know me, but
* looked him square in the eye and
told him he couldn't fool me. Then he
owned up and told me the following
"When placed on post nnd left by
the retreating relief I stood for awhile
-uncertain whether to risk dentil by
some unearthly means or by being
shot for deserting my beat. I knew
that three men had attempted to hold
it against natural or supernatural enemies nnd failed. While 1 was deliberating 1 heard n girl's laugh and. looking down, saw a merry face nnd two
black eyes peering up at me, The
girl bad n basket on her arm full of
flowers and began to pell me with
them. I Supposed she was simply
pqsslng thnt way aud didn't conned
her with the ghost who hnd spirited
away the other sentries. 1 seized one
or two of the posies nnd threw them
ba 1; nf her. She was tou pretty tn
keep nl a distnnce, nnd I invited ber
to come up nnd sit with me on the
dope. Ii - tsn'l I ing bof( re l had m;
arm around her nnd Rtole n kiss.
-She sni It i some Enplis li and. p biting (u a house below, ti Id me she was
��n her way to a dance to take place
there. We soon heard the sound of
music, nnd the girl begged me to" go
down with her. have n dance and gel
l>ftcU before the relief came. I was
tempted  and fell.    I   weni  with  her,
dune ii sevi r:.l times and  was thinking
of returning when  1   was surrounded
By the men In tiie room nnd mnde n I
prlsi ���    :'.
"They were about to take me out to
Khoi.t me when the girl who had ar-
ranged for my capture stood iu the
d.i��r and jabbered Spanish at them
Ki-ii constantly growing irritation. I
didn't know then what she said, bul
learned afterward thnt. having given
them three victims, she wished tho
fourth to be spared. Finally she prevailed, partly by threats to expose
them i" i ur troops above and partly
by '.: r lutiuenee ovfer them. I was released and, accompanied by the girl.
Kt:irt< d up i" camp, I bad plenty of
time to gel there, but was dallying
with her, she showing plainly enough
that she had gene daft on me. I tried
to tear myself away from her. bul
couldn't. 1 knew she hod betrayed
three other i n u, but her preference
for me caughl hie. and while I w:is
trying to get away from her I heard
the relief vi ii my post. Thea l knew
1 was too late, for If I went to eainp l
won .1 be shot for being absent on in,,
"That threw the whole matter Inio
tho hands uf the til- If was the same
us ha', ing sold my EOUl I i Ihe devil,
i de,;-: ted, mid '...��� weu. av/ny together; S'ie deserted, ten, for she never
weiil back liuiuc, i'ei- people were
Spt ilards, and the men who had beeu
benl "ii shooting me wore Spaniards.
i".. . lived about there with their fa.n-
'!/>..,. und had the girl told on them, as
she threatened to do, our colonel would
Have arrested and shot them. They
h:nl only consented to let me go on
her j I'O'nise thnt she would keep me
frovj getting back to the command.
Of course, i:ot understanding Spanish.
J ijdn'i know this nt the time or I
should hnve been forewnrned."
Sundays at S.00 a.m.; second and
fourth Sundays at 11 a.m. Matins, 11
a.m.: Sunday school at 10 a.m. Friday evening, Latany at 7:30. Rev. E.
R.  Bartlett,  M.A.,  vicar.
Services first and third Sunday of
each month at 10:30 a.m.; Benediction, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school at 3
p.m.; low mass and holy communion,
Iirst and third Mondays at 6 a.m. Rev
Father Wagner,  O.M.I.,  parish  priest
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m.
and 7:30 p.m.; class meeting, after
the morning service every Sunday;
Sabbath school at 2 p m. every Sunday; prayer meetm,' every Thursd iv
at  7.30,    Rev.    J. H. Wright,
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m
and 7.80 p.m.; mid-week meeting on
Wednesday evening at  7.30.
Sabbath services���Crescent Isl in J.
3 p.m.; Ladner, 7:3(1 p.m. Sunday
school at 11 a, m.; prayer meeting
on Thursday at  S p.m.     E. J. Chave,
Delta  Hotel.
Geo.   Dannis.  New  Westminster.
W.   E.   .Myers.
A.  McDonald.
D. H.   Burton,  Toronto.
(.'.  C.|   Clark,   Xew   Westminster.
Bruce   Hooper.   Vancouver.
E. A. Cole.
Geo.   H.   Williams.
W.   Ashley.
P. P. Billings.
Jas   Walker.
J.   Ale Jin lion.
Ray  Ransom.
A.   B.  Norman.
Chas.   Jones.
Wm.  J.  Ralston,
J.  Phillips.
F. Gibbs.
ll. s. Busby, Vancouver.
S.- ,1.   Pries,   .New   Westminster.
V.   A.  Wolf .mien.   Victoria.
(I. Olsen,  New  Westminster.
11.  A.  Hill,  Nelson.
W.   McCarthy,   Vancouver.
Ed.   McBride,   Vancouver.
John Wargo, St. Louis.
L. H. Burton, St. Louis.
1).   Matheson,   Canoe  Pass.
G. Terivll.  Vancouver.
X. s. Foster, Vancouver.
(Uarke, Vancouver.
G-uhton, Vancouver.
Gordon, Vancouver.
Leslie,   Vancouver.
X.  Bond,  Vancouver.
J.  l. islie,   Boundary Bay.
rdon   .J.   Deran,  Vancouver.
Geo. Grauer,  B mndary Bay.
lb ctor Gillis.   Mangos.
M.  I..  Einbery, Easl  Delta.
W.  S.  Cameron,   Vancouver.
E.   D.   Ross.  Toronto.
A.   W.  Wood,   Vancouver.
Walter  Russell,  Vancouver.
J. Williams, Vancouver.
Stephen   Russell,   Vancouver*
A. Ache- in, Vancouver.
W. S.  Cron. . Toronl
W.   s.   Crone,   Toronto.
It.   Porter. Vancouver.
J. Andrew.
T,  Br iwn.
.' is iph  i Iraft.
J.   Pearson.
W J. Stubbe,
J, .Muir y.
11,  .iriii s ei.  i 'iovi rdale,
.los.  Mor'-ls in,  BI line.
J.   -M.   Rand,   Vancouver.
S.   \v.   Acton,   Vane lUver.
G.   I-I.iur,   Vancouvi r.
J, Anderson,  Vancouver,
s.  ,J.  iIrlmp,  Vancou rev,
A.   E.  Skinner,  Helena. .Mont.
J.   P.  Ntughtenson,  Okanagan.
-Mor;. -ii  Paulson, Seattle,
('.   Hoffard,
C. W. ingl ���. Xew Westminster.
.1. Campbell.
10.   Burchell.
K. NIchelB.
W, A. Wallace.
J.  S.  Flockhart  .
s.  Ritchen,  Vancouver.
C. Halden.
A.   Fisher.
D. B.  McDonald.
p. less ���(!. victoria   ���
E.  Davenport,  Vancouver.
Rev. J.  R.  Roberts m. Revelstoke,
I..  Snorlbunl.
Id!. Green,  Blaine.
S.    Chillies,     ill,iille.
Wm. Charh s,  pi line.
.1.   Chaknakes.
Atha Rose.
Mrs. M.  E. MorHson, Langley,
.1. 1,. Manley, Grand Forks.
Geo.  Pro.uty.
.Mr.  and   Airs.    Roy    Harris,    X<
\\"i sl minster.
A.  E. To.', lor,  Vancouvi r.
ft. S. Armstrong.
Chas,  Bock,  V tncouver.
Robt.   Mailer,
K. A. Morrison,  Kamloops,
J.  nix m.
G. S.  Hopworth  .
IJl    !..<���!
the     hni
co-   ';���;���
ai   i'ltr
L>:i      '
a  v..
Ei    '���':������-
eause. he
.on hnd married the girl nnd
:   several   children.     In   thai
men  fade early,  nnd  upon
' . tion I found the wife hoine-
������.  toj use for a   scarecrow.    1
nbered the incident since as
-  to nil  men  not  to be  led
��� : their duty by a pretty fnce.
i  i  was living ln  terror,  cou-
belng a deserter, and nil be
hod listened to a siren.
By    ANDREW    C.    EWING.
"Copyright. 1909, by American Press Association.!
It was in the early days in California,
when Fremont, "the Pathfinder," became a hero from crossing those mountains which now may be traversed in a
parlor car. But the route from Mexico
wns open, nnd numbers of Mexicans,
Including those newly emigrated from
Spain, were moving northward and
building homes In what wns destlued
to become the Golden State. One of
the Spaniards. Don i'millo Estlllo,
built himself a fine house in Santa
Barbara. it wus designed after a
Roman villa, with a court nnd a foun-
tnin in the center.
California ut Hint period pnrtook of
the olden time. Though a new country,.it wus Inhabited by refined people
of Spanish blood. At the same time
It wns Infested by bandits, such ns
have existed In Spain for centuries.
The lender of one of these gangs wns
Manuel Corello. a veritable Robin
Hood. Like Itobln, who ls supposed
to have .been n .nobleman. Corello was
a gentleman, nnd, though .he robbed
the rich, he gave largely to the poor.
When Don Estillo's bouse wns finished he opened It with a grand en-
tertainment nt which nil the distinguished families for miles around
were present. It wns a brilliant scene.
In the patio, or court, within a circle
of tropical plants, wns a band of performers, who snug and played while
the guests, heated by the dance, were
seeking the cool air. Spanish social
customs for the amusement of the
guests have been adopted by the blue-
bloods of California. Don Estillo's
guests were provided with eggshells
filled with silver or gold tinsel or perfumery, which were broken over the
heads of ladles whom the men wished
to favor.
Among the men wns one who attracted universal attention. He was
young, very handsome nnd dressed lu
the picturesque Spnnish costume. The
guests asked one nnother who he was,
but no one seemed to know. One of
them asked the host, but Don Estlllo
snld thnt he did not know the stranger and supposed he must have come
with one of the guests. No one suggested thnt he hud not come In accordance with thc customs regulating
invitations, for he was evidently ft
polished gentleman.
Since the stranger knew no one he
was obliged to find partners In the
dances by some pretext. He wns very
ndroit, nnd thc girls, Instend of requiring Introductions, were glad to receive his attentions - without them.
Donna Inez, daughter of the host, wns
the most favored nnd after one of the
dances went out with the hnudsome
stranger Into the patio, where they j
took seats on a bench behind a gigantic palm. There they remained so long j
ihat the hostess, requiring her daughter's presence for some especial entertainment of her guests, sought her nnd
led her away.
The   dancing   hnd   censed,   nnd   to
strains of music the guests marched iu
to supper.    They did not stnnd about j i"
Bating  the  viands  ns  iu  these  days.   O
Each one  was sealed.    Just ns they IQ
had  nil  taken  their seats a party of p
belated p'u-sts from  Los Angeles ar- I ^
lived, among them Judge Antonio Res- jo
tamenle.    They came Into the supper  Q
room,  and  the judge  wus  assigned njp
���eaf  opposite  to  the  young  stranger  Q
who  had  attracted  so  much attention jn
and  who  had secured for his supper | ft
companion   Donna   Inez   Estlllo.     Xo  O
so'oner did the judge look straight: before him than his eyes became riveted
on Donna Inez's cavalier.    It was evident thnt Bestamente wns moved by
some   powerful   emotion.     Rising,   he
called to the host seated at the bend
of the table nnd said.
"Will you honor me with nn Introduction lo my vis-a-vis'?"
Dop Estlllo, not knowing the man's
name, looked confused.
The stranger rose and snld: "I.ndies
nnd gentlemen, far be It from me to
-omrromi e so Chnrnilng n host ns Don
Estlllo. He Is pot responsible for my
presence here, for I enmo on my own
Invitation, He cannot Introduce tne,
for lie does not know my nnme. I nm
Manuel Corello."
As he uttered the Inst word he began to back toward the door. The moment he spoke his nnrao many a face
whitened and every 1:11111 present rose
10 bis feet.' Put all were excited, none
ef ihem nrnied. and there was no lend- [
or. Corello, ns Imperturbable as if he
were dam ing n minuet, drew a pistol
uml   motioned   njl   lo  be seilted.    Not
��� ���no remained BtnndlDg.  "1 ask pardon
��� t ihe ladies," he said, "for displaying
,1 weapon ln their eompnny. bul it Is
unavoldnlile. There Is. $1000(1 on my
bend, and I'm sure you will excuse the
nr.ly menns I have of keepleg it."
By this time lie bed lia-ked to thc
loor, As lie slipped out Donna Inez.
with hot cheeks ami Bashing eyes.
threw something a; him that struck
Hie wall and, roboundlug, rattled en
;lie floor. One of (ho guests picked It
up nnd he'd it aloft. It was an Immense diamond sol in n circle of gold.
Sim" of ihe men nr bed out after
���he bandit, but those upstairs henrd
the clatter ef horse's hoofs and knew
thnt he hnd polio free. Then each
guest begun to fumble fer his or her
valuables, but no one missed any-
thing. The nT.iir.ord thrown ;it Cerelln
by Donna Inez had been slipped on
her fin-rer In the pntlo behind the palm
and eld not belong to any one of those
present. The outlaw had doubtless Intended it ns n return for his entertain-
ment. As soon ns tho excitement bad
quieted down the nssemblage began to
We guarantee every sack of
Royal Standard Flour to be the
purest, sweetest, most wholesome bread flour on the market
in British Columbia to-day.
Back of this guarantee stands
the mill which has been producing this flour for years, and
in proof of the excellency of the
product are the testimonials of
thousands of users. Besides
with every 49 lb. sack you get
a coupon which entitles you to
a chance to win a handsome
china dinner set.
For Sale By Vi. II. SMITa
Manufactured by
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Room 2, !*llard Block,
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Any person who is the sole head of
a family, or any male over 18 years
old, may homestead a quarter section (160 acres, more or less) of
available Dominion land in Manitoba,
Saskatchewan or Alberta. The applicant must appear in person at the
Dominion Lands Ag-ency or Sub-
Agency for the district. Entry by
proxy may be made at any agency, on
certain conditions, by father .mother,
certain conditions, by father, mother,
intending homesteader.
DUTIES���Six jaonths' residence
upon the cultivation of the land in
each of three years. A homesteader
may live within nine miles of his
homestead on a farm of at least 80 j
acres solely owned and occupied hy
him or by his father, mother, son, I
daughter. Brother or sister. j
In certain districts a homesteader!
In good standing may pre-empt a
quarter section alongside his home- |
stead. Price $3.00 per acre. Duties���I
Must reside six months in each of i
six years from date of homestead en- !
try (including the time required to
earn homestead patent) and cultivate |
fifty acres extra.
A homesteader who has exhausted
his homestead right and cannot obtain a pre-emption may take a purchased homestead in certain districts.
Pt-Ice $3.00 per acre. Purchased
homesteads may be acquired or any
available lands on either odd or even
numbered Sections south of Township 15, east of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway line. Duties���Must
reside six months in each of three
years, cultivate fifty acres and erect
a house worth $300.
COAL���Coal mining rights may be
leased for twenty-one years at an
annual rental of $1.00 an acre. Not
more than 3,500 acres can be leased
to one applicant. Royalty, five cents
per ton.
QUARTZ���A person eighteen years
of age and over having made a discovery may locate a claim 1,500 feet
by 1,500 feet Fee, $5.00. At least
$100 must be expended on the claim
each year, or paid to the Mining Recorder. When $500 has been expended or paid and other requirements compelled with the claim may
be purchased at $1.00 an acre.
PLACER MlXlNid C'LArMK generally 100 feet square. Entry fee $5.00.
DREDGING���Two leases of five
miles eac*) of a river may be Issued
to one applicant for a term of 20
years. Rental, $10 a mile per annum.
Rnyalty, 2 1-2 per cent, after the output exceeds $10,000.
Deputy of the Minister nf the Interior
X'.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid
���^^fflfakes a Specialty oA*+*
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H. N. RICH    -     -     LADNER
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CALOARY, Sept. 14.���Mr. H. Con-
ough uf Sprih@F"eld, Ohio, spokesman
for a parly oi Ohio lands&ekers In-
vestlg.iiins the How Itiver Valley,
said today: "In Ohio it has never
been our privilege to see stall-fed cattle that c-iinpa1-."' v.-iili your grass-fed
steers, which we have today seen
fattening on tlio open range. The
appearance of you- crops is such that
thosfl who view thrin, Immediately
desire t-> acquire land capaible of
such bounteous production. Take po-
tatoea as one Instance. Wo may say
that none nf u- have ever seen yields :
that begin to compare in quality or | 'ourvh at the lndlrmnnt plrl. who, find-
quantity with thi. tube/i that you ll>8 !"-'ie I���<1 Ueofl wooed by n bandit.
can raise ln the vicinity of Strath- | r-ould not refrain from displaying her
more." Irrttnfiob
We Beg Leave
To notify the people of Ladner and surrounding district that we are now in a
position to_pffer Vancouver Island
Portland ��ement
At greatly reduced prices making it possible for parties who contemplate building
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