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Volume 7
Conference Agrees to Ask for Eight
or Ten Trips Daily Over the
Present Ferry Route.
LADNER, B. 0. SATURDAY, .MARCH 14, 1914.
$1.00 A YEAR.
As a result of negotiations be-
tivei-u members of the local board
0< ,trade and a delegation from the
Vancouver Automobile Club, which
waited upon the board at its regular
meeting, Monday, evening, a strong
effort to have the present service
improved by increasing the number
ol trips from four to eight or ten
per day will be made to the provincial 'authorities by the joint associations,
Tlie iiuestion of a better service
nas the main topic discussed at the
sitting and various methods of im-
rirovement were broached, the final
ui of the talkfest being a reso-
lution, "That the question of approaching tho Government with a
view to increasing the number of
trips and alterations of schedule, be
left in ibe hands of the board of
trade, and after framing, such proposal be forwarded to the Automobile Club for approval or any further suggestion which might be
deemed advantageous." The Vancouver men were enthusiastic over
tie advantages to be secured by
Ladner, given a proper schedule,
and iheir prediction" that thirty or
forty autos per day across the ferry
would lie a common sight this summer was agreed to by the board.
The   existing   contract    with    the
Helen  M.   Scanlon,   which   calls   for
four trips dally, runs out with the
end of the month, and  it is hoped
that the new schedule  will  be  rein., d to suit the wishes of the two
public bodies which take so strong
an interest in pushing the needs of
and    Delta    to   the    front.
T   se   who   formed  the Vancouver
.ron   were:   Charles   A.   Ross,
; esident   of  the  Automobile  Club;
ird Ford, secretary;  Messrs. E.
j   Baynes,   H.   A,   Binmore,   H.  W.
White   0.  I.  Fox and T.  J. White-
The Banquet Committee's Statement
Shows Debit of #15.85���New
Members Admitted.
The balance sheet, showing the
receipts and expenditures of the
Delta Board of Trade," incurred at
the recent annual banquet, was submitted last Monday evening by Mr.
E. L. Berry, secretary of the banquet committee, and the report,
which was exhaustive in its scope,
showed a deficit of $15.85. The report was adopted and the amount
ordered paid and the committee
were accorded a vote of thanks for
their untiring efforts in making the
banquet the banner social and pub-
lie function of the district,
Messrs. H. O. Bishop, P. W. Foster, J. W. Welsh. George Baker and
H. Weare were admitted to .membership in  the board.
Communications were received
from Col. J. D. Taylor and Mr. F. J.
McKenzie, federal and provincial
members, in which the writers
thanked the board for their courtesy in placing their names as
honorary members of the Delta
Board. Mr. McKenzie predicted a
change in the ferry -service very
shortly, one which the farmers
would appreciate.
Bandits  Effected  the Robbery and
Were Off Before Citizens
Realized It.
In S]M?cial Session of the Municipal
Council B.C. Transport Co.
Secure Contract.
Some splendid prizes have been
.warded for competition at the annual fall fair of the Delta Agricultural Society, which is to take place
September 18 and 19. The awards,
are made by the B. C. Dairymen's
association and the only stipulation
is that competitors must be members
of the above association prior to
August   1,   1914.
The prizes are: Swine���rBacon
bogs, best pen of three bacon hogs,
any breed or cross, live weight 180
to 200 lbs. To be judged as bacon
he--. First prize, $10; second
prize $5.
Milk���Best   gallon   of    milk,  ex-
ii bited    in    quart    bottles.       First
.scale  and  milk  pail  or  milk
"'.ltfit;    second    prize,    scale;    third
prize, milk pail.
A so lal to commemorate the
iy nf Frances E. Willard was
held in the basement of St. Andrew's
terian church on Wednesday
. 4tli inst, the attendance
Hin- over sixty. President Mrs.
Lanning rccupied the chair.
_ Programme: Pianist, Miss Olga
Kirklan d; hymn. "How Firm a
Foundation' ; prayer, Rev. J. Has-
,:-' Bible reading, Psalm 164. Mrs.
H. Wilcox; hymn, "Blest Be the Tie
thai Hinds"; 'roll call; quotations
principally from the life of Frances
Willard; duet, Edna Dean and Mildred Francis; paper, biography of
Frances E, Willard, Mrs. Ottewell;
Mrs. Thornthwalte; piano solo,
J'lss Olga Kirkland; paper, "Influence of the Life of Frances E.
Willard," Mrs. W. Ell's; song, Mr.
Thornthwalte; paper, "Different Departments of Work in W.C.T.U.." by
II. Wilson ;song "Go Labor
Refreshments were served  and a
Pleasant  evening enjoyed.
Condition of    Body    Indicates Tha
Victim Had Been Tortured Before Being Killed.
LAREDO, Texas, March !).���Texas
Rangers, who secretly crossed into
Mexcio Saturday night, yesterday^
brought to the American side the
mutilated body of Clemente Vergara,
Texas rancher, and established tha
fact of his execution, after he was
seized by Mexican Federals.
Vergara was shot twice through
the head and once through the neck,
his skull was crushed as by a blow
from a rifle butt, and the charred
fingers of the left hand indicated
that he had been tortured before be-i
ing put to death.
Identification was made by VeM
gara's son and numerous friends/
some of whom were in the party oB
nine, led by the state border patrol-'
which made the grim journey to the|
Hidalgo cemetery during the earlyij
morning hours yesterday.
The body was not badly decom-t!
posed, despite Its three weeks', j
burial. In addition to recognizing
the features, young Vergara took a
bit of cloth from the trousers on thej
body and matched lt to the coat hla!
father wore the day he crossed thei
Rio Grande.
Recovery of the body was made by
force of Texans, including friendsl
of Vergara, acting with a troop ot
Texas Rangers, and Capt. Sanders
who have been investigating for
Gov. Colquitt the circumstances of
Vergara_s seizure by the federals. A
secret investigation in which many
Mexicans have been questioned, ial
understood to have caused the trip
into Mexico. Leading the force wa&
a man who claimed to have heen a
witness to both the execution and
burial  of Vergara.
ABBOTSFORD, March 11.���A
bullet hole iu the ceiling immediately above the teller's cagt, another
in the rear window, a steel jacket
embedded in the mortar between the
bricks of the vault, one through the
wooden door post of the teller's
cage, fired from the rear, and another fired into the floor, apparently
by accidental discharge as the chief
robber vaulted back from behind
the counter with the plunder, tell
the story of a crude but dramatic
and thrilling hold-up In broad daylight, by a gang of Italian laborers,
when the Royal Bank of this city
was robbed of over $2000 yesterday
How it could all happen and no
one pay forfeit with his life is a
There were four of the bank staff
behind the counter and three clients
in the outer public office. The manager, S. A. Morley, had, just a few
minutes before, left the bank, and
was in the hardware store adjoining.
Scant, But Sufficient.
The robbers apparently had sc_.nt
knowledge of English, but what they
did know was to the point. With
automatic revolvers covering every
person in the bank it was not difficult to understand the pre-emptory
command, "Hands up, we wanta
monee, monee, monee." One of the
gang appeared to understand another word suited to the occasion,
for he nervously shouted to his companion, "Huree, hurree," while the
tall leader of the gang was scooping
up me treasure behind the counter.
Quick Work.
It was a cheap price to pay for his
life, when the young teller, J. B.
Johnson, emptied his till ihto the
canvas knapsack, with the leader
covering him with an automatic from
the rear door of the cage, while another bandit covered him behind,
from the wicket. The bandit Who
collected the "monee" was the tallest of the five bandits, and there
was nothing slow about him. He
vaulted the counter, dived through
the wide collection window opposite
the door, rounded up the ledger-
keeper, R. B. Gillen, and the junior
clerk, C. W. Wallace, into the fath-
erst corner of the bank, between
the rear window and the back door,
and, leaving them well covered by
one of hlg companions, proceeded to
the rear of the teller's cage, quickly
cleaned up the available cash, and,
with a bulging knapsack slung under his coat, quickly retraced his
steps, mounted the counter, made
the collection wicket and the outer
office, and, with his fellow bandits,
started up the road on the run for
* Fired at Robbers.
The direction taken was up the
hill to the south of the bank, up the
upper part of the main street, which
is crossed at the top of the hill by
the Great 'Northern Railway over a
high trestle. Before they had proceeded more than fifty yards. Gillen
At a special meeting of the Delta
municipal council, held on Monday-
last, the board decided to award the
contract for the supplying of crushed rock to the municipality to the
B.C. Transport Company at a price
of $1.25 per yard on cars and $1.15
on scows.
The tenders for the clearing and
gravelling -of a portion of the Peck
road were also considered, but a*
all of the figures submitted were
considered too high none of them
were accepted and the work Will
likely be done by day  labor.
The Inadequacies of the present
water system were taken up by the
council and discussed at some length
and the advisability of drilling more
bore holes near the existing system
in order to increase the volume of
���\ater. While nothing was done at
this meeting, the question will be
followed later and these wells will
be sunk this summer. The bulk of
the present supply is secured from
6 3-inch boreholes driven to a depth
of some 120 feet, the remainder of
the supply comes from one spring
near the pump well and from spring
entering such pump at or near the
bottom of the same. Thei combined
yield of the eight springs has proved
in former tests to be about 297 imperial gallons per minute and discharging into pump well at a rate
of 250 gallons per minute. This
supply is now adequate to supply
the wants of the residents and the
additional wells must be completed
Impromptu Fire Fighters Show Considerable Despatch in Putting
Out  Dluze.
Prompt action on the part of
neighbors saved the home of Mrs.
Willis, of Port Guichon, from being
devastated by fire on Saturday last,
when   the   roof   was   set   ablaze   by
Puget Sound Shipments Cause Falling Off in  Market Prices for
Hay and Potato?*.
The outlook in the hay market is
not especially bright at present and
ten to eleven dollars per ton is tho
ruling quotation. With the majority of the commodity coming  from
���parks from the chimney and a hole! the Sound  centres,  La  Conner and
six feet in diameter burnt in a very j Anacortes, not much in the way of
few minutes.    Mrs. Willis was alone i H  boo8t  lu  prices  is  looked  for by
I iu  the  house  at   the  time  and   the j thl   Brackman-Ker' Co.    here     and
j. ., .___., especially   as   the   better   quality   of
hearty thanks ot the family are ex-!th(? lmy  lrom  the Delta *--��� air6ad|
I tended to the neighbors who re- &een shipped and the second-class
isponded so promptly to her cnlls for grade, of course, does not command
laid. Not only did they pul out the the same figure.
j fire but they commenced at once J Hay is not taking the place In the
on the reshingling of the burnt por-j markets of Delta that it did some
tion, and twenty minutes after the I few years ago, the reason given be-
! blaze was out the roof was repair* ' j ing that the fanners are slowly but
j as good as new. j steadily    devoting    their    time'  and
i energies towards dairying, as milk
i and cream are7 standard coramodi-
| ties, which in the main do not fluc-
Thieves   Make   Raid    mi    Pantries
Night Previous to Bunk
Cost of Construction of Southampton
Railway Alleged to Bare Been
OTTAWA, March 10.���Yesterday
proved to be the heaviest private
members' day of the session. After
many other topics had been discussed, Mr. Andrew Broder at a late hour
introduced his resolution calling for
the abolition of the manufacture,
sale and importation of cigarettes.
After it had been debated for two
hours, the important announcement
was made by Premier Borden that a
special commission of fifteen members of the House would be named
to inquire into the evil and report
to the House. Mr. Borden, in the
course of his speech, said that he
doubted the advisability of taking
such drastic steps as proposed by Mr.
Broder without first holding an Inquiry. .
Another question discussed at the
evening session was an accusation of
wrong doing in connection with the
granting of a subsidy to the Southampton Railway in New Brunswick.
The charge as made by Mr. Carvell
was that Mr. E. H. Johnston, a government engineer, had reporteu -
the road cost over $22,000 per mile,
whereas it had been shown by sworn
evidence in the courts that the cost
was less than $12,000 per mile. He '
said that the aid given by the Dominion and Provincial governments exceeded the cos. of the line by $59,
ABBOTSFORD,     March     11.���D. j
McGillivary has returned to his old j
home in Abbotsford with his  bride |
on  a  honeymoon     trip.      He  is  at!
present  visiting   with  Mr.  and  Mrs. I
Walter Wells and after a short stay
Will  return  to  Saskatchewan  where i
he has made    bis    residence during  i_^Id_ steady
the past year. His old friends around
town are delighted to see him again
for he was  a   very    popu.ar  young
man  when  formerly    a  resident  of
As a preparation for the sensational bank robbery of the following day, a mild excitement was caused in town by information that the
homes of W. Rogers and C. Bell had
been broken into by thieves on Mon
day night
tuate  in   price.
The oat market, which is governed a treat deal in price by the conditions in the Northwest, shows a
slight falling off this week, the pre-
valing price being $23.50 for the
better grades.
Potatoes are a glut on the market,
at present and the price has fallen
off considerably in consequence.
The ruling price is around $12.00
per ton with few buyers for any
large amounts appearing. Straw
at 2 5 cents per bale
with  the  market   dull.
Traffic   l"etw**<'n   Delta   and   Woodward's Landing .Justifies Action,
Is Announcement.
VICTORIA,   March   11.���It  is  the
intention   of   the   public   works   de
partment  of  the  provincial   govern-
Nothing but provisions j ment ���� construct a large ferry boat]
appear to have been stolen, however, Ilor  service on  the  Fraser  river  be-
but these were in each case completely cleaned out, while the occupants, slept.
The bank robbery is the sole topil
of Interest in town, excited groups
are to be seen up and down Main
street, autos are coming and going
with armed occupants, young men
on horseback and scores of others
armed with rifles are constantly
coming and going. While there are
many theories there is no actual
news from any source as to the bandits, who are by this time'well under
The Dominion Powder    Company
tween Ladner and Woodward's
Landing. At the present time the
government is operating a small''
boat chartered from the Brooks-
Scanlon Co., and the amount of traffic from the Delta taken care of by
this ferry boat has justified the government in entering upon the construction of a much larger craft,,
with considerably more power, to
enable It to make good headway
against' the currents of the Fraser.
The new boat is to cost $25,000 and
will be constructed this season. In!
the meantime the present ferry craft
will be kept In service.
The   government   authorities are
now  firmly''convinced of  the  value
whose plant is located at the edge of \n?Z, urm'.   "��" '""""'    "%,",?
4i._4-j.__n i . ,,,       of the project and  intend to give lt
the townsite    are    busy    installing ] ��l e ��   ' gince  the nt
electric power, several motors arriv-1 ^ ^ ^.hartered  and put in aer-
ing and being put ln position on
Tuesday last. It is the intention to
commence    operations    early    next
vice, there has been an exceedingly
heavy traffic across the river to and
lrom   Ladner,   not   only  of   farmers
month.      The  plant  is  pretty com- ��� .vlth thei|. produce wagons, but also
plete there being  a number of sep-   ���lutomobilists.
,   ,      .,      .   , .1365  and  this had  gone into some-
_i.r.e^",P _"e, ��.i*_e_8.id4v.I.1UL0._S-.��! ! body's pockets.     The road was built
by  a company  of  which  James  K.
j I
The**,* was a very short session of
-he school board on Saturday last
when, beyond the passage of the
"sual monthly accounts, nothing out
��f the ordinary routine of business
" -"Ted. Mr. David Price took his
a member of the 1914 board.
'"1|i- duly sworn In by Magistrate
.,] k,.(;i
Government    Considers    Change in
Procedure of Increasing Railway Capitalization.
OTTAWA, March 10.���A radical
departure in Mie proceedure under
v liich the railway companies of
Canada are enabled to increase their
capitalization is being considered by
the government in connection with
the consolidation of the Railway-
The idea of the new legislation is
to secure greater control over the
capitalization, or the Increase of the
possessed at the present time.
The details of the new legislation
which will be embodied in the revised railway act are now being worked
the bank and fired at them, but his
revolver either jammed or in the excitement had the safety catch slipped over for he did not get another
shot. Meanwhile his first shot had
drawn the fire of the robbers as they
ran, but their shots went wild.
Citizens Poorly Armed.
By this time several of the citizens
awoke to the fact that it was the real
article in robbery and not a pleasant
melodrama which they had witnessed, and with one or two shotguns
they started in pursuit. The bandits
ran under the Great Northern trestle
and up the Yale road, over the traffic bridge,  rounded  a steep    short
Finder, M.L.A., is the president
Not for Campaign Fund.
Hon. H. F. McLeod, the hew Conservative member for York, agreed
with Mr. Carvell that thc matter
was one which should be investigat-
t������.. He expressed the belief that
the accounts had been padded. He
said if Mr. Pinder received the money
he had it still and that none of it
hnd gone into the Conservative campaign fund.
Promises Inquiry.
Hon. J. D. Reid, minister of railways, agreed that if the statements
v ere  true it was a serious matter.
arate buildings which were completed last fall. There is a drying
house, a mixing plant, a box factor.*
where the k.d. shucks will be assembled into strong shipping boxes, a
large storage building, powder magazine    and    several    other    smaller
buildings.    The plant Will employ a ' probably be invited
number  of  hands.       E.   M.   Brown, j
the manager is a busy    man rushing
the finishing touches to completion
for commencing operation    as soon .
as possible.
Hon. Thomas Taylor is at present
going into the question of the design of the proposed new boat with
departmental engineers. The ap-
proM-latlon for the craft will be
available on and after April 1, at
which time construction tenders^will
MEXICO CITY,  March    6.���After
appointing as his successor someone
Mr. Ruben Thornton is building a I acceptable to the Washington udmin-
TOKIO, March 11.���The
-Iministration is vigorously
1 --'sting  the  efforts  of  the
I PPer House of Parliament
f�� cut naval appropriations
;'������' twenty million as the
'���'iflget committee recommended.     Not  only    is    it
rgued, would this reduction
overturn all naval plans but
II threatens  to   cripple   the
'���>  even    on    Its    present
There   seems   every
'spect,    however,    of    the
'luetions being  made. Tho
���ral  opinion    is that    it
'I'    result "in Yamamoto's
ablnet retiring.
Next week will see the departure
Ol tlie New, Delta and in her stead
the "Sonoma" will rater to the
wants of the Ladner and Steveston
people for the summer months at
least. The New Delta will commence on the Vancouver-Indian
river run. and will be in charge of
her owner, Captain Brewster.
The Sonoma will make three trips
daily after April 15, and will be
in charge of Captain Herrling. This
boat will make the usual connections
with the B.C. Electric as made by
the New Delta, and the excellent
service will be maintained.
W. P. & Y. LOAN.
More Than  Usual  Interest Attaches
to Issue Of Votes  Hy  Northern Railway.
LONDON, March 7.-���--More than
ordinary interest attaches to the
loan operation being arranged on
behalf of the White Pass -fe Yukon
Rallwav. The loan for ��70,000
takes tne form of six per cent, secured notes redeemable by drawings
at par until by November, 1918, the
whole   is  repaid.
Vancouver City will apply next
week for ��25,700 in 4 1-2 per cent,
bonds at 98 1-2. redeemable 1923
and the two five-year periods.
New Brunswick flve months bills
were offered yesterday at 3 1-4.
bank to the right and doubled back j Ho promised to have a departmental
to the Great Northern track. Along  hquiry instituted at once,
this track for a straight half mile, in I     I" closing the debate, Mr. Carvel
plain sight of their pursuers, through I ;7*:ei.th,e._aPI,0i:\t"���.n,t,,.0*-���a;(/loya*
a deep cut, with high banks on either  " '
side, they were closely followed.
Among those In hot pursuit were
Elbert Lee, with a shotgun, James
McIIroy, F. J. Boulter, the C. P. R.'
agent, and others unarmed. On the
top of the south bank of the cut
were George Kerr, with a shotgun,
M. W. Copeland, with a revolver,
and a total equipment of four shells
only; Bobbie Brownsi'ield 'and H.
McKinnon, armed only with courage,
who ran to overtake the robbers,
and, If possible head them back, but
they were not able to get nearer than
150 yards, at which distance Kerr
took a crack with his shotgun, and
Copeland emptied his four revolver
shots at the desperados. On the
track below, Elbert Lee also took a
couple of shots with his shotgun.
May Be Wounded.
From   the  fact   that   one   of  the
bandits  stumbled   several   times     it
Commission to get at tbe facts
At the afternoon session immigration matters and the proposal to
hold a world's fair in Montreal to
commemorate the 50th anniversary
of Cpnfederation were discussed.
Alaska  Railway.
During question hour Mr. Stevens
of Vancouver, asked whether the
government had received any representation from the United States
government regarding the construction of a railway from Alaska
through the Yukon and British Columbia.
"There is no information," replied
Dr. Reid. "on this question'in any
Esquimau   Drydock.
Mr. Sinclair, Guysboro, asked
whether nn order-in-council had been
passed for the purchase of a site
for the proposed drydock at Esquimau. He was informed by Hon.
Robert   Rogers   lhat   the   order-in
nice residence on the hill south of
the town in a pleasant location overlooking the village.
D. J. Gerney, the local harness
maker, is moving with his business
and family to Westminster where he
has rented a store.
C. Wallace, who has been employ-
i ed at the Atkie Ridge Gun club,
| Smnas Prairie, during the season
1 now closed, has returned to town.
i He reports a highly successful sea-
��� son.    ���
J The local livery barn bas recent-
| ly purchased new equipment in the
! way of buggies,  which  would seem
Istratlon, Huerta is unquestionably
prepared to take the field personally
against the rebels in the very near
future, it is said be has in mind for)
the presidency .lose De La Portillo y
Rojas, minister of torelgn affairs.,
According to his friends, Rojas was
given the portfolio of foreign affairs
to give Americans a chance to make
liis acquaintance. He has proved
friendly to them and the general
opinion is that he will be satisfac-i
tory to everybody concerned except,
the rebels.
Huerta, it. is reported, consulted
U. S. Charge d'Affaires O'Shaugh-
nessy regarding his plan.    "I  intend
! to  prove  that,  old    Dobbin    is still , t0 leave the ,.apjtal within a month,'-
| necessary to  the  lighter locomotion [ he ls  understood  to  have  said.     "I
i of the valey,    notwithstanding    the j wil- g0 t0 thp fr0nt. leaving the gov-
Increasing number of autos. | ernment in other hands.    I am sure
i     Mrs. M. W. Copeland is visiting'in j the United States will he pleased with
I New  Westminster    at    Mrs.    B. M. I this arrangement.''
"Copeland's on Eighth street. Official authority is given for the
Mrs. B. B. Smith and Mrs. F. J. ; statement that the dictator would,
Boyd are entertaining at a green ! na''e taken field sooner but is wait-
tea on St. Patrick's day, the 17th, j ing to complete a chain of wireless)
at the home of Mrs. Boyd. The ef-' stations connecting the capital with
fort is In aid    of the St. Matthew's ��� the north.      He has been    carefully1
was supposed  that  possibly  he  had'council   had   been   passed   and   that
been  wounded by  one  or  other  of
the shots fired.
It was unfortunate that not a
single rifle could be mustered in
the town in time to make pursuit
effective, for all the bandits were in
plain sight for full three-quarters of
a mile, most of lt straight railway-
track,   the   robbers     being
the Department of Public Works was
negotiating for the acquisition of a
frontage of about 2073 feet on Lang
Cove, and that the estimated cost
would be about $334,595.
Episcopal church.
The rector of Chilliwack is to
preach at the Episcopal church on
Sunday next.
Abbotsford and    Sumas    Agricultural   Association   intend   holding  ajO
'fall   fair  on   Friday,  September   18,,^
I at Abbotsford,  and  committees arej^
| at work    getting    subscriptions    in j ~
selecting a bodyguard.
EDMONTON.     March       10.���Ex-
several ] Police Chief Carpenter yesterday re
times all bunched together in their
flight; Most of the rifles which later
appeared on the scene were brought
(Continued an Second fage.)
ceived confirmation of his*, appointment as assistant inspector of Dominion police for Western Canada,
with headquarters at Banff, and
also stipendiary magistrate for Dominion parks.    The salary is $3600.
very  encouraging    results,    so  far.
The sum of nearly $500 has already ;X
been subscribed bv the    citizens al
though the matter has only been In q
hand about three weeks. A general q
meeting of the association for theo
benefit of its members located on o
Sumas Prairie will be held at o
Huntingdon on Monday night next.o
the-16th inst. The Sumas council O
has donated the    sum    of $100 to-|o
ST. LOUIS, March 10.���
Eleven more corpses are In
sight in the ruins of the
Missouri Athletic Club. Firemen are unable to reach the
bodies on account of danger
from the tottering walls. The
walls will be pulled down.
Meantime seven victims taken yesterday are the only-
ones in the morgue. Between thirty and forty is the
best eness of searchers of the
number who perished.
wards the fair.
(Continued from first page.)
in from the direction of the boundary, chiefly from Sumas.
Bandits Separate.
At thc end of the railway cut the
robbers turned into a road bearing
sharply to the north for a short distance, and then striking a wood road
about due west, to the edge of the
woods,    through   a  stump    clearing
about 500 yards wide.    At this point
W.  G.   Ferris,  whose  home  is iniite
near, and who was clearing his land
at the time, saw them quite plainly
until they disappeared in the woods.
When  he  first saw them  tiiey were
walking rapidly, but appeared to be
about all  in.    On  a knoll near the
edge of the woods they stopped, and
Ferris   saw   them     reloading    their
revolvers and  passing  a  white sack
from   one  to   the  other  as     though
dividing  their plunder    preparatory
to separating.    One  of  them    was
immediately seen going north, keeping to the stump clearing and head-j
ing for the C. P. R. or the B. C. E. i
R. tracks.    The theory  is    strongly I
held  by members of the posse that
they are still in this Btretch of forest lying north of the G. X.. west of!
the C. P.  It. and south of the B. C. j
E. R. tracks, no sign of them having
been  seen   anywhere  on  any  of the
roads   which   are   all   patrolled     by
scores (,f armed men.
It was In this direction also that
Constabli Saunders and the Chief of
Poli'. from Sumas, who later joined
the pursuit, lost the trail on a
creek which empties into a canyon
to the north.
Doubled on Tracks.
A Swede settler named Anderson
states that he was walking on the
0. X. track to town about ten o'clock
and at the same point where the
robbers left the track for the woods
after the robbery, the same five men,
all Italians, suddenly appeared on
the track ahead of him. walking
slowly to town. They appear, therefore, to have made back after tlie
hold-up to precisely the same spot at
which they were first seen to appear.
shots Exchanged.
There was a lively battle -while
pursuers and pursued covered the
half mile of track from the trestle
to the end of the cut. James Mcllroy
who was leading the pursuit at first
for a short distance unarmed, had
close call from a bullet fired by one
of the bandits, and immediately
dremier! On a] fours on the track.
while the distance pleasantly widened. Near the end of the chase-
George Kerr also had a shot whiz
uncomfortably near him just after
he nail fired with his shotgun from
the high bank on the south oif the
Description of Bandits.
Ferris says two of the robbers
wore blue overalls, and this is corroborated by several witnesses in
town. All the gang wore slouch
hats. One wa*, qa:;e tall, and appeared to be the leader. He was the
man wh*) jumped the counter and
did most of the shooting, incidentally the collecting of tbe spoils also.
Two of the others vrere of good
height, about 5 feet 9 inches or 5
feet 1ft inches, one was about 5 feet
6 Inches, and another was quite
short and fat, nol ever .*, feet 2
inches or .1 feet. They were all dark
and swarthy except the shorl fai
man, who is said to be somewhat
fair and witb a light mustache. They
all had the appearance of being
Italian laborers and were roughly
and shabbi s dr - ��ad,
Shed as They Fled.
T trly In the flight one of the robbers shed a gray coat, which was
picked up on the track by the C. P.
R. agent, Boulter, and was ftter
found to contain a clip of cartridges
wrapped in a piece of Italian news-
pai> r.    On  iln   -���   bank
the y !��� -ea-l and the 0. " *��� ������"���������
M. W. Copeland found SI6 i ��� ���'������ h
had been dropped by the bandits,
ard further along the track, where
tbe supposedly wounded robber was
si ��� ii to stui ible, the c, P. it. agi ni
picked   "P  $140   in   English    sovereigns.
The bandits apeared to be young
men, the tall leader having several
days' growth ot short black beard.
This man was dressed in a dark suit.
B. B. Smith, a local merchant, who
was in the bank standing at the tell-
ei 's wicket when the gang made the
attack, states that one had a\dark
suit, two had blue overalls, and the
others had brownish suits. He also
corroborates the size of the different men. C. P. R. Agent Boulter
took a particularly close look at the
faces of the robbers and noted other
particulars, and would unci
be able to Identify them should they
be rounded up before effecting any
Stenographer's Experience.
Miss Dorotny Parton, the bank
stenographer had an unpleasantly
alarming experience. At the first
intimation of a hold-up she shut the
manager's door, immediately to the
left of the entrance, locked it, and
turned to escape by one of the windows, lu this she was halted by the
appearance of the tail bandit at the
rear door of the teller's cage, from
which point lie could command the
manager's office through the open
partition behind the counter, and,
with the rest, was obliged to put up ]
her hands in the approved style.
Total Loss $2104.
The total loss to the bank was
given out after a careful examination
at ��2104. Assistant Inspector of
B. C, Branches ot the Royal Bank
T. H. Clark was early on the scene
from Vancouver, investigating the
circumstances and the loss, .and conferring with the provincial police as
to the pursuit of the robbers.
Systematic Patrol.
About three o'clock Provincial
Chief .Smith. Chief Constable North j
nnd Constable Green and several
other provincial, policemen appeared'
upon the scene from Vancouver and
Xew Westminster and the first |
systematic atetmpt was made to
have ali roads properly patrolled.
All points on the boundary were also
notified and close watch will be kept
on the American side. The robbers
appear so far to have made no attempt to strike south, although the
best cover lies in this direction, and
if they are hidir��s in the woods,
which they were first seen to enter,
it is unlikely that they can escape
south across any of the roads as they
are now guarded.
The fact that two Italians came
across the border on foot the night
before the robbery and were personally deported yesterday morning a
few minutes before the robbery by
the local constable, Saunders, and
���the immigration officer, the robbery
taking place immediately they had
left, would seem to suggest that
possibly the robbery was well planned. The robbers do not appear,
however, in other respects, to have
acted.as professionals. They did not
force an entry into the safe in the
vault, being content with the bank's
loose cash, and they acted in a nervous and erratic manner, shouting,
gesticulating and firing their weapons off inside and outside of the
bank to no apparent purpose. They
did not seek cover, though cicely
pursued, until they had exhausted
themselves by a run of nearly a mile.
Tlie provincial police are determined to run these men to earth
if possible, as such occurrences have
recently become far too common.
SCHOOLS Ml     f British Columbia) TilC ftpl Mill. Ol Cailcla
Point   Grey    Attendance    Averages
Thirty-eight Pupils Per Boom
���Point Grey News.
Mr. E. T. Crawford, representing!
Incorpora ted 1860.
Capital Authorized
the Vancouver Machinery depot, was, ,-,.,,
| in the city recently, having returned  tap'tnl Fiud Up
ifrom Queen Charlotte islands, where. Reserve Funds
Ke^rffeS&SS'trS A*i��I��* *��'", One Hundred and Seventy-Five Million
way for the Tasso mining syndicate.' Dollars.
The Tasso    mines    are    located on; it is the aim of the management of this Bank to make everv _
Tasso harbor.      They are a eopperipositor welcome, and to give thefbest possible attention to his finan . i"
proposition with big    blocks of pro-;affairs. -1-**'
fitable ore in sight.    The  tramway
is  for the purpose
EBURNE. Point Grey, March 11���
Eight hundred a:id thirty-seven
school   children   are   now   regularly
attending Point, Grey schools, and : is for the purpose of carrying the
present accommodations, twenty-two j ore from the mine to tidewater, a
rooms,  are overcrowded    with    an , distance of liSftO feet.
average of thirty-eight pupils. Ker-! T*10 Dilia rate at Delkatlah, Gra-; November 30th each year.
risdale has the largest school popu-! ham islandj ls ,*le highest in the | _ ma���nJ> ���_,_,���,,���.
Union���2 50. The attendance at the ! world> A bov wag oorn to Mr. and| H' F' msH��p* Manager,
other   schools  was  reporteu   to  the | -,rs   glevert on Christie street, Feb-1  ,
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upward
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May 3ist '~J
school board recently as follows1:
West Point Grey, 153; Shaughnessy
136; Fburne, high school, 30, lower
grades 212. The school board intend.*; to build a school In D. L. 18B 'c '
shortly, and the contract for clearing , .
the  site has been  let. ! Pean tirth rate
Dr. Blackwood, of Kerrisdale, has1     Mr.     John
[here have  been'dgh.^aWe" ^|g-��"t����"��"����M��*MMM^^
ou this townsite.    This is a rate of
00 per thousand, which is just Y
about   ten   times  the  average  Euro-v.
Cnrthew     died     last; A
been   appointed   medical   health   of-  week   at    the general hospital.    De-*
fleer, in the place of Dr. W. K. Hall, | ceased was 56 years of age and one X
_j>     -._! r, .,..     ~l.l   .:......... _T���   A
resigned. ��� of  Prince  Rupert's  old-timers.    He
Friday evening, March 20, the I is survived by three "brothers.
Eburne Lacross Club will give a Another big realty deal was com-|y
sangenfesl in Granville hall-. Songs, 1 pleted here last week when two,;��,
from "The Geisha" and "Floro- , Third avenue lots were sold for $42- .j.
dora" will be features. Tuesday | 000. The purchasers were Western h**
al'ternoon, .March 17. at the home of I Ontario men, represented by Messrs, I'^+^jywQJtt*****
Mrs.   Usher, a tea  will he given by   westernnaver   mos.        l'he   owner, |_	
the Ladies' Aid of the Eburne Pres-   .Mr.   V.   \V.   smith,   was  represented
byterian church. by  M ssrs, Harrison, Camble _. Co.
' D. W. Maudsley is building a resi-1 A meeting' of the shan holders of
dence at the corner of Milton and the Silver Cup mines and of the
Dixon roads. Sunset   and   Sunrise   group   of   pro-
The hunts for the West Point Grey I perties adjoining on Glen mountain,
cougars have thus far proved unsuc-   Hazelton   district,     was    held     last!
week. The principal business of i
the meeting was the discussion (if
the proposed lease of the company's
property to .Messrs. Clothier Bros.,
veil known mining men of the Boundary country. The meeting decided
to accept the lease on conditions
slightly different from those proposed. .Messrs. Clothier Bros., it
they accost, the (proposition, will
:orm a development company and
open the property,
ends into Nooksack. The extension j Mayor Pattullo and City Solicitor
will be three and a quarter miles in 1 returned on the Prince George last
length   and  the  estimated  cost  will j week after an absence since Friday
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Sample Room.
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable '���I
cessfu). though practically every
sportsman In the district has tried
his luck. Yesterday Shannon Bros.,
of Langley, arrived, and entered the
At the last regular meeting of the
County Commissioners a resolution
was passed for the improvement of
the Sumas-.Nooksack road from
where the present    state    aid road
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T timings and House Finishings.
Phone R14 Eburne. Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow.
SARDIS, .March 6.���Mr. Tt. H.
Calms, principal of Coqualeetza Institute, the Indian industrial school
here, is in receipt of a wire from
th" department Of Indian affairs,
Ottl wa, appointing!' him inspector of
Ind'an s hools for British Columbia
and succ x-or to the late Rev. A. E.
Green. Mr. Cairns is eminently
fitted for his new position, being for
the last eight years In charge of the
Institution here, and very successful
��������� '���<- "��� ���-������ ���-��� m*'" "��������� su ��� ������
es principal lias not yet been named,
li Is an appointment-'of the Metho-
diBt body and under the management
0 f'In- missionary branih.
be about "25,000 or $30,000. The
auditor was instructed to call for
bids as soon as the engineer completes the plans and specifications.
That a greenhouse would be a
profitable affair is tbe opinion of
grocers and other business men of
Sumas. The dealers state the estimate eost of the purchases during
the year would more than repay
the investment in a local green
house and besides this, vegetables
could be bought and sodl at all'times
of the year.
With almost every bone in his
body broken or bruised, .Mr. 'Nels
Christian was brought to the Dalton
Hospital last Saturday in a pitiable
condition. While assisting the
r-gpers in the Chinn-Kniglit camp at
Maples Falls a cable slipped striking
Mr. Christian, breaking his jaw
Lone, both arms, his left leg in several places and his windpipe, also
severely fracturing his skull. Reports from the hospital state tbat
there are fair prospects for his recovery.
Messrs. Cochran ar.d Donoghue
are re-building their shingle mill
kiln in this city, which was recently
destroyed by fire. In addition to
the kiln some new machinery is being installed, lt is expected the null
will again be ready for operation
within a few weeks.
Mr. H. it". Linn, the well known
local contractor and builder, h/is
been placed in charge of the Hoff
and  Pinkey    lumber    yards.       The
February 13. The past week the
mayor has been in Vancouver, where
he wns endeavoring to negotiate
some of the city debentures, but
could not get an offer which the
council .would accept. "We could
sell ,i big portion of them." said the
mayor, "but the council cannot see
its way clear to accept the price.
Naturally the buyers are all hanging
out for as low a price as possible."
Mr. F. C. Wright announced after
a business trip to Vancouver and
Seattle that a new syndicate has
been formed in Vancouver to operate the coal measures on Graham
island, and that two drills will be
operated by the syndicate during the
year. Mr. Wright has been appoint
ed field superintendent, Mr. F. C
Greene is the consulting engineer
and Bodwell, Law-son & Lane, 0
Vaneouver, are the solicitors for the
Studebaker Cars Cole Cars
M. R. Wells & Son
Salesroom   -   Moosomin Avenue
Indian Motocycles Phone Eburne 17 L
Grocer and Baker
Support     LOCAL     INDUSTRY
Buy E. L. B. Bread���Baked on  Premises
Try E. L. B. Brown Bread
N'early half a million boxes, equal
to something like 26,500,000 lbs'.,
of British Columbian apples were
marketed last    season    acosding to
figures  compiled   by    Mr.   R.  G.   T,1    	
Clark, chief inspector in British Co-    ,
iumbia  for the    Dominion    fruit in- *******************4***************Q*)*****************
spection department, and his assistant, Inspector A. H. Flack. The ��
greater proportion of the fruit was y
Lirown  In  the    Okanagan     with  the'X
yards are now being filled with material for the builder. j Kamloops district    next    in point of|*{��
While considerable work has been   production and the Grand Forks sec- X
done  on  the  Milwaukee    belt     line   tion taking third place. ;.j.
right-of-way,   two   property   owners!   >'
sti'l hold out nnd condemnation proceedings will probably be necessary.
.Messrs. Ross and Vanderhoff, it is
stated, have refused $50 an acre
offered them and right-of-way agent
Williams has decided to condemn
the 'and.
Auto Truck, 45 H.P., {-Cylinder
James H. Lawrence was appointed \'f
city auditor at the last meeting o j.*!
the city council after four ballots y
had been taken. There were six ap J3C
plications: Mr. Lawrence, George II \*
Play.e, T. M. Rixen, H. W. Rust, the
Allen-Smith company and William
Holmes. The first ballot resulted,
Lawrence 3, Playle 3, and Allen-
Smith Company 1. The second bal-!
lot gave Lawrence 2, Playle 3, and
Allen-Smith Company  2.    The third!
Capacity up to 20UU lbs.
Address   ���
1099 Hamilton Street,
Easy terms can be arranged
New Westnrynster
Cunti'liim  Society of Civil Engineer*
Presents Memorial to Dominion Government.
OTTAWA, March 6.���The ap-> ba**0t was, Lawrence's, P'ayle 2, andi
pointment of a commission on trans-*. Allen-Smith Company 2. At the
portation is urged by the Canadian, ������-���,.,,, ba*]ot tlK,.V0���_ wag> Lawrence
Society of Civil Engineers in a mem- .*_ *_lav](, , ,1Iul A.k,n.Smith Com.
orial which it has presented to the, pany j
government.    It  is pointed out that|! CHASE
in view of the early completion of The Athlfltll AMOC,atlon *, mak.
the Panama canal and the great de- ,Dg lls ,,,,,- ,,���.,,., t0 ]ook ,���.��� .,
velopment of all lines of Industry in* gynmaBluin. A wrestling mat Is
Canada, questions are raised which. n,Hl���ne(* ���p ,0 -ht, wal, , . mal]
calls for more than the ordinary puij*es so |h.��� u ,..m bfl -���,- ,et
methods of solution. down when required    and hung ������
The    commission      would      make. .,���.,;.,   vbm  not  ,n  ,|Sf,_    Tl.av���|,ini,
recommendations ���n the general sub- rjng-   ,,.. ��������� tll(.M1_    t|.lVll    ,1(,t,M SU8_
ject of improvement of rivers, lakes, p,.,,,*,.,*  .^0UI. ������,. sld    ,*,���  room_
waterways along with winter and, These nnd the flying rings seem to.
ether ports nnd facilitiea for their, ,���. ,,,,, ,������,, ,���,,,,,].,,. ,,*,,.���. ,,, :i,,,,.,,-_
equipment. With regard to ral waysUtus In the hall. Oven some of the
lhe Inquiry would be directed to de- oldest and most    dignified    citizens
Vhe *Delta Vi
U*. S. A.   .    .   $1.50
Payable in
fining   what   is  the  reasonable  rela-'.lr,. (i.vhl.  .,,,.,���,    ,���    ,,��� .,,,. Ihj|1|,s
tlon between earnings and expenses
how to Improve the Atlantic, Pacific
and Irterior terminals and also the
Hudson's Bay route.
they used to do thirty or forty years
March   6.
BERLIN,   Ont.,
! Thotnaslng, aged
j".iary Thomas Ing, 77 years old
lived together on a farm on
highway  between  Bloomingdale
The centre figure shows a catch y   costume  of  love-ln-the-mlst  blue
face cloth, the lower tunic and gilet     of pale green, the    collar    turned
back with point de Venise.    On the lefl   is a hat  of    light    blue    silk,
"chapeau" .shaped, with upstanding quill in the centre, and on the right
is a new bat of white erin, with a b lack brush aigrette at either end.
Xew Germany, Waterloo County,
perished miserably during the recent
cold weather. A neighbor. Mrs.
Sebleskl, who went to the Thomas-
Ing farm this morning to buy wood,
found Jacon Thomaslng frozen In a
shed. To much alarmed by her
discovery to proceed further alone,
she aroused neighbors. The party
thereupon found Miss Thomasing'
frozen body on
house.       There
The death    occurred    in the local
: hospital on  Wednesday morning ot
���T:i(,on j Robert W. Morton, death being due
__-_L_ },* *,iS.r' t�� hemorrhage of the bowels after
"v!")ion'y a few days Illness. The deceased
���'"i , resided  at  11  -Mad
and   had
opera house in the city of Cumber-! charge of theft by burglary.
land. Il is known that during Mr. was brought before Megisri' Boyci
(Hilton's recent visit to Vancouver for preliminary hearing, and_ rum-
he purchased the vacant lot on1 milted lor trial, Constable V'acnon
Dunsmuir avenpe adjoining the Cor j Inking him to Kamloops. The value
ner slore, where a fine three-story' of tbe stolen property amouiitea t
building wl I be erected. Mr. Clinton' about +50.
refused to deny or confirm this re-1
Af'er having heen turned back by
the   local   authorities  thirteen   Rua-
ary    street  and *s'a:i   and   Bulgar   laborers   managed
been a resident of Nanaimo for ,') surreptitiously pass the boundary
train at Bear creek.
.1. Reid, superinteud-
a number of years,    nnd  up  to the/""1  It0'  off the
time of his Illness had been employed ���r- Malcolm K.
us fire boss in Protect ion mine.
Earl Park, tlie" brakeman, who
was 30 seriously injured in an accident on the Staphs Lumber Co.'s
logging road, died at the St. Eugene
a bare floor in  the | hospital last week.
were no marks on
ent nf Immigration, who was notified
Immediately set two men of bis
force there. The thirteen were arrested and taken to Revelstoke
where they paid lines totalling to
the woman's body and It was evident she had perished from exposure.
It ir reported that Mr. G. W. Clin
ton contemplates erecting a $10,000 Ian ' named  Guiseppo Solardo  on
Constable   E.   A.   Vachon.   of  the
Provincial    Police,    made    a    smart
ipluro last week, am sting an Ital-
The election last week of officers
tor the Alberni Board of Trade for
the coming year resulted as (olio-
Hon. President. J. E. Bledsoe;
dent, E. C. Hirks; Vice-President.
Geo. Eorrest; Secretary. A. ';
Ereeze; Treasurer, G. E. I'n' ;':i:"/
Council, Messrs. Bledsoe, l ��"* '
Whyte, PrPSCott and Hauser.
���On recommendation of the Boa
of Police Commissioners the <"""
last   evening  ordered   the   l,p! '
tlon of a by-law to govern poolroon
and the hours of closing the *.am<.. SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1914.
Mr, J-  Creach
Vancouver,   i
spent   Sunday in
y\r. Clarke, of Vancouver, was a
Ladner visitor  on  Wednesday last.
Mr. and Mrs. O. Parmenter, jyur-
-e.eii to Vancouver on Monday ld3t.
Mr, A. 0. Murphy, manager of the
U Leian Lumber Co., motored to
Vancouver on Wednesday last.
Mr. and Mrs. Williamshurst were
Vancouver visitors from Ladner on
Monday last.
Mrs. Howard   and   Miss Howard
. re visitors to Vancouver on Monday.
Mr. Cecil Weare and Mr. Vernon
���. Taylor motored to Vancouver
Saturday last.
Mrs, Morgan, of Vancouver, vlsi.t-
her    mother,   Mrs.   Joe  Jordan,
.   week.
Mr.  X.  A.   McDiarmid.  municipal
assessor  and   janitor,   was  a
-s visitor to New Westminster
on  Monday  last.
Mr. Joe Harris, of Crescent Island,
motored  to  Vancouver  on  Monday.
Mr.   H.   Howard   was  a   business
visitor to Vancouver on .Monday.
Mr. Jack Johnston was a business
visitor to Vancouver on Monday last.
Hon.  Arthur Meighen   Makes   Br
liant Exposition of Case for
Itepeal of Exemption.
OTTAWA,  March   10���A    timely'
and powerful detente o_ tiie position
of Great    Britain    on    the Panama j
Canal  tolls was made by Hon. Ar- j
thur Meighen, solicitor general,  be-!
lore the Ottawa Canadian Club  orfi$
Saturday.    After a closely reasoned '
presentation of the case    from the |
Canadian  and    British    standpoint, i<|
Mr. Meighen    in    closing    said that
"Great Britain, in the name of her
subjects  everywhere;  was  prepared!
to abide by the event of arbitration.
On that event or an earlier settlement, as now happily seems probable
she is prepared    to    contribute her ���)
full share,    on    a parity    with the j
Mrs.  Alex.   Davies entertained  to j world, under whatever tariff may be ���
dinner    on    Tuesday   evening   last, j necessary    to  provide    maintenance
Quite a number of guests attended, i and a fair return oh capital. t Such ,
  | would be the due of a company, such
Rev. ('. C. Hoyle is now complete-! is the due of a republic."
Rev. Father C'haput SpentTues-
day in Vancouver last week.
The S.S. Birdswell was in Ladner
this week and loaded a cargo of hay
for Victoria and way ports.
Miss Willies, of the Delta Hotel,
left for her home in Vancouver on
Tuesday last.
Mr. J. Macklin was a Vancouver
visitor from Delta this week, going
over on Tuesday  morning.
Have Arrived
We can statisfy everybody in
Fit,  Style and Price.
Gents'   Suita,   made  to
measure, from $27.00
to $45.00
Ladies' Suits from $35.00
.king  of about  two  chains  of
law  street  has  commenced   and
work    will   be   completed   this
ly recovered from bis recent accident and i.s able to be about again
as usual.
Mrs. La Chance, of Winnipeg, arrived in Ladner last week and will
reside   here   permanently  with her
daughter,  Miss  E.  La Chance.
If you have your own goods
we will make them up for you
at the following prices: Gents'
suits $lfi and $18; Ladies'
Suits $20. Don't forget the
The  tramp  steamer  Grainer  was
,.! this week and loaded a full
cargo of hay and grain for shipment j j,y mo.or
.   -orla. I
Mr. S, W. Walters, of the White
Stores, was a business visitor to
Vancouver on Wednesday, going in
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Douglas re-
: to Ladner on Friday last
a week end spent in Var.cou-
Messrs. George Turnbull, S. Levi.
C. (Jordon and T. Roy Pearson
pa '1 through Ladner on the way
I,  Boundary Bay on Tuesday of this
vt ��� k.
Mr. J. Donnell, inspector of man-
iial  training   and   domestic  science,
i ,'. the Ladner schools on Thurs-
atid made a thorough inspection
i: the curriculum there.
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
Oil, apply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
505  Westminster Trust Build-
Office phone 826; wharf phone
Miss Tyler, formerly a resident of
Ladner. has returned to the village
and has opened- up an up-to-date
and modern millinery establishment.
Thoroughbred     Black
Cockerels   for   sale   at   $2.00
also other breeds at 75e each
piy H. Howard, Ladner, B.C.
Successful Completion.
In a brilliant peroration Mr.
Meighen paid a tribute to tlie debt
which the world owes to the United
States for courage in having brought
the great project to a successful completion.
"They have indeed made the world
their debtor," he declared, "but to
make the world a debtor is the privilege and mission of great powers as
it is the privilege and mission of
great men. lt is the highest conception of self-interest. The United
States has more than once risen to
that honor, those of us who have
read of the light    of civilization *!Roueai   of   ToJ1   Exemption   Clause
, century ago and can picture still an . ,��� Vauimm <������..���,* At.t ls
j island  kingdom    that    counted  her j
Orpington ( o'.ood as water and her gold as dust. I
Beaver   Lacrosse
The members will  meet   at
March 16th at 7.30 p.m.
Howard Bros. lAdYertiseil">eltaTiines
For Snle, For Exchange Wanted tn
Purchase, To I.et, Unt. Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent ptr
word. Minimum, X centa for any ont
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads. mUBt be In by 2 p.m.
on  Thursday.
FOUND���A gentleman's gold watch.
Owner can secure same by applying to Elliott Sencobaugh at Delu
Hotel on giving proper description
and paying for cost of this advertisement.
An   auction   sale  will   take  place
at Courtenay, Vancouver Island, on
Tuesday, March 31st, 1914
The whole of the farm stock, includ-
I iug 40 head of Cattle, Horses, Sheep,
The  municipal   fathers  will  foregather  in   their   usual  monthly  ses- |
sion  on  Saturday.    Several   matters
of importance to the ratepayers will
be discussed.
, ,, i. ��� ,���    ������; ,: ���: __-�� **-",     WASHINGTON.  March   6.���Presi
AP1 L^uerKhoseTus w^W otf i6*   ^""i   P'eafdtd   bef��re .����1?" I Th- whole ofthe farm stock, includ
conqueror. iho_e ot us who know  of I gress  yesterday     for   repeal   of  the
an  Egypt rescued    and reanimated,   provision of the Panama Canal Act, j Pigs> etc, and Implements, the prop-
which   exempts   American   coastwise   erty of ��-.  George Jeffries,  who is
shipping from  tolls.   He  tersely as-1 leaving  for  Alberta.
serted that his reason for asking the j     A  boat  ���_,..__  at  Comox wharf]
2   1-2   miles  distant,   from   Vancou-
Mr.  F.  De  Moulin   is  visiting  his
-   r, .Mrs. W. J. Barnes, this week.
i ��� Moulin Is impressed with the
es of the  Delta and  may de-
td  locate  here   permanently.
An  enjoyable   time  is  assured  at
Patrick's Ball.     A good selection
'   Irigh   melodies   will   be  rendered
y    a    special    six-piece    orchestra.
on't    forget    the    date���Tuesday,
arch 17.    Come and Tango.
MisS May York Intends severing
her connection wtih the Taylor Electric Company shortly and will resume her studies at school in Steveston.
of a South Africa regenerated and
an India redeemed will believe that
Britain, too, has a store of service
to her credit on the balance sheet of
Protest of United States.
Mr. Meighen paid particular fftten
repeal was that everywhere except
in the United States the tolls exemption was regarded as a violation
of  rhe  Hay-Pauncefote   treaty,  and
tion to the protests    of the United i he further asked it in support of the
Mr.   Thomas   Todd,   who   recently
���    the  sight  of  his  left  eye,  re-
rned    to    Ladner   this   week  after
being successfully    operated    upon.
clover, bran, short
oil  rake meal,    dairy    chop, Purity
flour,   fertilizers,   kept   in   Stock   by
Brackman-Ker    Milling Co.      H. N.
Rich, agent, Ladner, B. C.
Mr, and Mrs. J. McEachran, who
recently arrived in Ladner from a
honevnioon spent in the East, left
on Monday for Vancouver, where
they will make their future home
Mrs. McEachran was formerly Miss
Elsie Benson.
One   of
the   winter   season   was  the   annual
ball   of  the  Beaver  Lacrosse    Club.
��� will  resume  his  duties as night | which   took   place   in   the   McNeely
tchman at the McLellan Lumber   hall on Friday evening last.    There
I'd   this  week. were about one hundred couples in
I attendance  and   a   good  time  is  reported by all.
States that the only shipping affected was the coastwise trade of that
country and that there would be no
discrimination against either Canada
Alsyke and red'! or Great Britain. The solicitor gen-
Soy bean meal,|eral pointed out that the term
"coastwise shipping," meant one
thing in one country and another
thing in another country just as each
chooses to define the term by its own
legislation. In the United States
it included vessels plying between
New York and Seattle, though they
go around by Cape Horn, also between New York and the Philippines
and between San Francisco and Hawaii. They could, by their interpretation, he said, give free passage to
ships loading, at Tacoma and dis-
the enjoyable^eve?t8 ��| charging at Portland and at the
same time tax Canadian vessels passing frcm Victoria to St. John
general foreign policy of the admin
That the President's reciuest will I
be granted there seemed to be little |
doubt, despite the fact that here i
will be vigorous opposition to the '
repeal both in tbe Senate and the
Mr. and Mrs. Foster, Mr. and Mrs.
Tea    and    Mr.    Frank    Guichon
motored to Bellingham on Saturday
���*,  where   they  attended   the   funeral of Mrs. Teller, of Point Roberts,
��� died  in   Bellingham   very  sud-
d' nly last week.
An anonymous letter signed "In-
��� ested" was received at the office
ol this paper last week and Is being
withheld until the author submits
liis name to  the editor, not neces-, .
-arily for publication, but merely as   H. D. Benson, of Ladner, are recen
| appointees t->  the directorate ot  !.,-���
Tbe combined rest room and restaurant lately erected by Mr. J. 0
Lemon is now open for the public
and the completed rooms are a
credit to the energy and enterprise
of the owner and should prove of
considerable benefit to the traveling
Messrs. Joseph   Brown and  L. W.
Embree. of East Delta, and ex-Ree -
.'inirantee of good  faith.
Mainland Milk  and  Cream  Shippers
Pt the lower mainland.    Officers of
association    are:    Mr.    Thomas
Foster." president: Mr. R. Harrison.
vice-president. Mr. W. E. Bucking-
Island,   is   secretary-
ill    the    outside  talk
Assessor McDiarmid has been
- ��� n until May 9 in which to corn-
Idle and complete the Assessment
Roll and  the  past  few  days of  fine
ither has found this energetic of-   hum.   of   Sen
filial  out  in   the  country   preparing   treasurer,
his roll each afternoon.    He anticipates completion of the roll hy the       Desnite   ....
���������"���  !^;r;Jather=^:tf
���v���e��� ,he auto' bus brokei down  J^*,^oft^oX
bound Monday evenina kit when aaoodly
1 number of the followers of this tot-
elnntin- came turned out and worked a ifew of the winter kinks out n'
IVBtems.       The   practice   was
held In McCallan'l  field and  will be
CHILLIWACK, March 0.���The
Hon. Price Ellison, minister of agriculture was in Chilliwack Wednesday attending a banquet given by the
Farmers' Institute. He spoke along
the lines of production and advised
a policy of closer co-operation in all
branches of farming. His new bill
passed in the legislature in relation to aiding farmers with cheap
money for farming purposes .met
with  general approval  at  the close
Thev couid so exercise that right j of the banquet, and a meeting was
to charge tolls as to force Canadian held at which initial steps were tak-
traffic into American railways from ! eu for further action in regard to
the Eastern provinces to their At-! tflkinS aavantage of the new mea-
lantic ports, thence in American bot-, ure-
toms to their Pacific ports and on j
American railroads again to destina-1
tion In Canadian West. LONDON, March 6.���According to
Develop Enormously. , the   Morning   Post.*8   Sydney  corres-
Mr. Meighen pointed out that the j pondent, negotiations are now pro-
traffic between British Columbia ; ceeding for the appointment of Aland the Maritime provinces in  lftlljlreu  ueakin.  former premier of the
ver, Nanaimo and Islands on  morning of sale.
Courtenay, B.C.
The Ladner - Steveston
Ferry Service
Beginning Monday, September 1.5,
the steamer New Delta will run ou
her fall and winter schedule, as follows: Leaves at 8.30 a.m. add 3.30
p.m. Vancouver passengers can
make connection by taking the 8.30
a.m. and 3.30 p.m. cars at Granville street station. New Westminster ^passengers should take the
Eburne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and the Steveston car* at
EGGS FOR SETTING���Settings ot
White Leghorns and White Rocks.
$1,011 per setting of 13. Mrs.
Minchen. P.O. Address, R. R. No.
I,  New  Westminster.  Phone  411.
FOR SALE���Mare, about 800 lbs.;
harness and top buggy. Quiet to
ride and drive. A bargain. Suitable for lady's use.
TO LOAN.���$3,000 on first mortgage, improved Delta farm land.
E. F. Douglas, Ladner.
was 118,417 tons, all by sea and at
present going by the Straits of Ma-
gelen- This would develop enormously by the shorter route.      Carloads
Commonwealth, as permanent high
commissioner for Australia in the
United States, the appointment to be
addition   to  his   temporary   post   as
Friday  night,  leaving
���ii   passengers,   ostensibly
r"r   Vancouver,   stranded   on   No.   5
"1   nbout   three   miles   from   anywhere, the feelings of the aforesaid t
engers may be better imagined | their
ii  described.    Just  when  'he  un-
1 ippy   and   disconsolate   crowd   had
nl   decided   to   "hoof"   it.   I-   the
���lion   of   Vancouver,    the   good
"amarltan, this time In the gili e ot
' k Johnston, of Delta Hotel fame,
������' '��� bis car.  happened  along bound
home.   Despite  the,  fact  that   he
somewhat  overdue at  Ladner,
fit proved his right to be heralded
���'   of  "Nature's  Noblemen"   when.
inning of the predicament of
'       friends,   he   turned    about    and
drove the entire party back to Sont'i
1  '"liver,   where   tbey   captured   n
er avenue car and so Into Van-
nver.    Incidentally   Mr.  Johnston
��� d    the   lnst   ferry  home  that
i Ight,
across  the    continent  cost  $30   per j chief   of  Australia's   Panama-Pacific
ton and should by way of Panama \ Exposition commission.
cost from six to  nine    dollars    perl	
ton.    On  the traffic  of  1911   alone        AGRICULTURISTS GATHER.
this would have meant a saving of
two and a half million.
Ladner Hotel
Ladner, B. C.
Special  attention  given  to
auto parties and tourists.
Telephone  38.
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
'   New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer  of  Sodu   Water,
Ginger  Ale,   and  all  Kinds  of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
"What's Your Phone Number?"
Can You Answer Tbis Question
If not, don't you know you ar��
losing business and running risk.
What ia more nocessary than a telephone in case of sickness or fire?
Delta    I elephone   Co.,   Ltd.
He further pointed out another
big advantage which New England
merchants would have over British
merchants in competing for trade ot
the Pacific states. He said that if
British Columbia timber or Alberta
wheat were wanted at Rio de Janeiro
or at an Old World Atlantic port,
the Canadian vessel would have to
pay the canal tol s while an American vessel could escape them by the
simple expedient of trans-shipping!
at New Orleans.
What Discrimination Means.
BOSTON, March 6.���One hundred
and thirty agriculturists and busi- j
ties* organizations of New England \
were represented today at the eighth |
annual meeting of the New England I
Federation for Rural Progress, held j
in P.-ineuii Hall. Chairman How- |
ard Elliott of the New Haven Rail- -
road, and many government agricultural experts will be among the j
speakers at the various sessions.
USE ll. c   LUMBER.
VICTORIA, March 10.���Negotiations which have been in progri SI
tor the past four months culminated
held  weekly
from  now on,  weather
Mj,    \    \.  Mann, of New  Westminster,   spenl   Tuei-dav   in   Ladner.
The frame of the big garage being erected for Mr, Joe Jordan Is
now well under way anil next weelc
������honlil see thfl completion of Ibis
handsome addition to the tojdnm
life 0f the village. The building it
80x40 In size, and room for the
storage of a number of cars will he
available, All kinds of antomoWle
repairs will be kei I and orobabl
one or two cars for the tourist trade
to Boundary Say will be pui
Use  by   Mr.  Jordan.
''Indeed) coastwise ships may en-! yesterday  in  Che fin-il completion o
gage in foreign commerce according i a   contract   with   Vancouver   Island I
to the United  States law," declared   lumber firms to deliver to the order;
Mr. Meighen. "and if thev wish thev   of the Dominion  government  at To-
enn extend still further the. scope of I rente 24,000,000 feet of timber to be |
coastwise  traffic.       We    wi 1   know   U��ed in  the construction of the new
1 arbor works nt-that city.      Phe con-
tract involves a sum of over $250,- I
Perry Auto Stage
Latfner-Vaflcouver Service
Auto leaves corner Fraser
Arm and River Road ait 7:00
and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 and
6:00 p.m., connecting with all
ferries at Woodward's Landing.
Parrs Free*
Miss Tyler
Ladner, B.C.
Milliner and Dressmaker
Will    commence    business    nbout
March _!(��, Opp. Mr. Cullis' Store,
(sensitive cu\iiie* Prepared
absolutely painlessly by the
new nitrons ��� oxide
PHONE  ll.
ll.   C.
1;  V. W. M. P. Party Reaches Unw>
-* ii After Record Trip l-'roin
Port Mncphei-hon.
I'ATTtiB, March 6.���A special
C!'Me from Dawson, Y.T., s'ays the
���;n>'al '.N'orthwest Mounted (Police
patrol, which left Dawson for Fort
In rson at the mouth of the
''���'���" I������ouzie   river   early   tn   January.
��� urned to Dawson yesterday, hav-
��� made the 400 mile trip over the
ii''r>w from Fort Maepherson in 17 1-2
s   the fastest time on record.
Corporal Hocking, who command-
! the patrol in the return trip, re-
iirted   that  Vllhjalmur  Stefansson,
the Arctic explorer lett Fort Mac-
���,���,.���,��� for the Arctic Const shortlv
before the police expedition began
its return trip.
what discrimination    means    If the;
tolls act goes  Into operation.       We
are not fighting for nothing."
The speaker at length went into
the history of thfl various treaties
and the negotiations which led up to
tbem and showed conclusively that It
was the Intention of both countries
to place the shipping uf all nations
upon a parity. He quoted very l l-
fectively from statements made tif
John Hay, the signer of the Hay
j Pauncefote treaty and from Joseph
Choate. ambassador to Great Britain at that time, to show that this
was their understanding of the ' aso
when the treaty was entered into.
io i and delivery must be completed
-vithin four years. The firm which
will carry out this undertaking is
the Cameron I.umber Company of
Vlctorj*a in conjunct ion wi*h the
Empire Lumber Company also of i
OTTWV .. March in.���In tbe Su-
'r,-���-t vesterdav afternoon
iirenie lourt yesie-uaj **"f* .
J,,,, ���-������ ease taken up was (lenient
vs the King, on appeal from a Judgment of the Exchequer Court,
question for decision is as_ to
right of the appellant
tie Supreme Court of British Colnm
hia while holding court in Vancon
er,o charge the per diemallowatid
liven hv statute to a j*dge perform
Ing his'dnties at a place other tha
that at which  he resides.
a  judge  of
���The B. C. Telephone Company Informed the council of North Vancouver by letter last evening that
they would allow the wires for the
new Are alarm system to be attached
to their poles.
'.:'���/ r-.ops  c-unhs.   curs
tl.rc;.E .r.i lunca.        ::
colds, end   heal-
20  t-nf.
Authorized Capital  9230,000.00,
H. A, MacDonald, Managing Director)
MADRID. March 7.���Reports that several ringleaders iu the recent semi-revolutionary outbreak In Portugal
have been executed are cur-
rei't. Censorship made it
difficult to get accurate news,
bul It seemed certain that the
governtoent gained the upper
hand, and restored at least
port lit: order, though there
are no prospects of an early
termination of the series of
strikes which has rent the
country for months.
The locatlc* of the Pacific Hlgh-
"vaj came up ro�� considerable discussion at the last regular meeting
of the council, but no definite action
was taken. Beveral routes were
suggested witb tbe council being ln
favor of the route along the east
city limits to Adela strei I and thence
straight west to Harrison avbnue.
Messrs. Emniett Pendleton and
Tho_. Niicoll hnve started work on
the erection of B one machine
shingle mill near Rlalne and plan
to have the mill ready for use about
the irst of May. The site is near
I body of timber and is in the Canadian   territory.
Mr.  L.  H.  Goerig.  the  contractor
���. OOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  of the Pacific Highway, bas finished
clearing the right-of-way   for a   distance   ni   live   and   one   half   miles
south of Blaine and    has    started
grading.     Forty mi n  are no ���
ployed on the road.
The Morrison Mill Company Is
puiting up the towi r ror :i large
water tank near the mill to bi d
for storing water for fire purposes.
Mr.  it. '.<. Klngsley has been ap
pointi ,1 assessor to make the  191-4
assesement  roll  on  real  estate arid
personal  property within the city of
Mr. Ii. Forsythe, who has been
working   on   the   Pacific   Highway,
south of Dakota creek, was seriously
injured last week by being caught
between two logs. 11 v as taken to
- r *
Results of the tnird International
egg-laying contest, held under supervision of Provincial Department
of Agriculture, at the exhibition
grounds, Victoria, B.C., from October
28, 1913, to September 27, 1914, 11
aronths. Total eggs laid from October 28, 1913 to February 26, 1914,
ore supplied by J. R. Terry, poultry
���xpert,  Agricultura]  Department.
Class I���Non-weight Varieties,
six birds to a pen.
Pi :i I���I.anguiru Eggs Ranch,
Otaici, New Zealand, White Leg-
herns, No. of eg-gs 419.
Pen 10���A. Easton, Duncan, B.C.,
White Leghorns, No. of eggs, 383.
Pen (i���Tojn Barron, Oitforth,
Presion, Lane. England, White Leghorns, No. of eggs 315.
Pen 9-7-R. W. Chalmers, Thrums,
West Kootenay, White Leghorns, No.
of eggs 802.
Pen 4���E. Soole, Cowichan Station, B.C., White Leghorns, No. of
eggs 270.
Pen 20���V. T. Price, Cowichan, B.
C, White Leghorns, No. of eggs 26 7.
Pen 12���O. P. Stamer, Cowichan,
B.C., Anconas, No. nf eggs, 2(i5.
Pen 14���P. B. Darnell, Royal Oak,
V.I., White Leghorn*;, No. of eggs
Pen 17���i. .1. Dougan, Cobb,e Hill,
B.C., White Leghorns, No. of eggs,
Pen 16���A. I'nswcrth, Sardis, B.
C While Leghorna, No. of eggs
Pen 13���0, Bird. R.M.D., No. _,
Royal Oi.k. V.I,, White Leghorns,
No.  of  eggs  226.
Pen 5���Colonel Medley, Duncans,
B.C... Silver Campines, No. of eggs,
i 15 -L, E. Solly, Westholme,
B.c'.. White Leghorns, No. of eggs,
Pen S���T. II. Lambert, Cortez Island, B.C., White Leghorns, No. of
eggs 197.
Pen IS.���.1. McMullen, Box 77,
Port Haney, B.C., White Leghrons,
No. of eg.s 182.
Pen 7���Soymour Greene, Box 66,
Duncan, B.C.. White Leghorns,
No. of eggs 159.
Pen 2.���A .Price & Son, Cowichan Station. B.C., White Leghorns,
No.  of  eggs  143.
Pen l!i���.1. Amsden. Deerholme,
P.O., V.I., White Leghorns, No. of
eggs 127.
Pen 3���W. .1. Gibbons, Penticton,
B.C.. White Lechorns, No. of eggs
Pen 11.-���L. tt. Wilkinson. Che-
malnus, B.C., Silver Campines, 'No.
Of  eggs,   103.
Class II���Weight Varieties. Six
birds to a pen.
Pen "2���Tom Barron, Catforth,
Preston, Lane, Eng., White Wyandottes, No. of eggs 379.
Pen 23���Dean Bros., Heating's P.
O., V.I., White Wyandottes, No. of
eggs 360.
Pen 35���S. Percival, Port Wash-
Irgton, B.C., White Wyandottes, No.
of eges 359.
Pen 31���Hall & Clark, 213 Mills
road, Fowl Bay, Victoria, White Orpingtons, No. of eggs 355.
Pen 34���E. D. Read, Duncan, B.
G.j White Wyandottes, No. of eggs
Pen 38���J. H. Cruttenden, 237,
Princess street, New Westminster,
Buff Wyandottes, No. of eggs 349.
Pen 21���H. O. Bales, 2232 Fifth
avenue, West Vancouver, Barred
Rocks, No. of eggs 262.
l'< n 40.���D. Qlbbard, Mission City,
B.C., Barred Rocks, No. of eggs 245.
Pen 29���M. L. Calvert, R.M.D.,
No. 4, Victoria, B.C., R. I. Reds.
No. of eggs 222.
Pen :. C. W. Robbins, Chilli-
Wack, B.C., Bull Orpingtons, No, of
eg!*- 210.
Pen 30���Will Barron. But]..
near Preston, Lane., Eng., White
Wyandottes, Nn. of eggs 183.
Pen 37���.1. Wood. 116,3 Caledonia
tfvtnue, Victoria, Buff Orpingtons,
'No, of eggs is;;.
Pen 2e Reid and Greenwood,
h< a  92*,  Vi. toria, B.C., S.  C. R,  1.
1!    !���     No.   Ol   I :��� ?_   177.
I ��� i 22���H .K. Waby, Enderby, B.
P     .   ������.    .   No,  ol' eggs   176
Pi il   2. - Ails.   E.     AM.'.     Mottll \,
Kl oiloops, B.C., S. C. R. 1. Reds, No.
61 eg     i";;.
I'et! -7 G. Adams, P.O. Box 840,
Victoria, B.C., White Wyandottes,
No   Ol  i | 58 137.
."en 26 -A. E. Smith. Maywood,
P.w.. Victoria. B.C., S. C. 11. I. Reds,
No,   of  eggs   1",7.
Pen 88���P. S. Lampman, Law
(So i rla,   B.C.,  s,   c.   R.  I.
it-        Xo. oi eggs 134.
I', n   89-  it.   I'..  Butlor,    Box 896,
Victi  B.C., White Orpingtons, No.
Of een'- 101.
I ������;. - ! Airs. A. Cooner, Trees-
bank. Manitoba, Barreu Hocks, No.
Of ( ggs -13.
in class I. the five leading pens
l''-t : : nth "'MI r tain thi i: positions
this month. Few changes lake place
���luring the month.
feather-eating broke out in pens
2 and 11, the Campines being the
worst offenders, Bitter aloes and
lard was smeared on the feathers,
Wjth satisfactory results.
''lass I, loji scorers���Pens, 10
(100); 1 and 9 (9G>; 16 (88); 12
Y**J)", 1 Sand 20 (81 eggs each),
islaters of pen 10 are also holding
second place in the Missouri contest.
Moulting (1 or more birds)���Pens
4.  6,  11,   17  and  15*.
fa class II. quite a few changes
lai: i place; Pen 23 is displaced for
t'.' flrsl time, Pen :;���-' now leads.
Pen ."!8, through moulting-similar to
pen 23. drops down to (ith position.��
Pt-.'i 31 Is attempting to restore the
ieputation of Ihe White Orpington
contestants in last year's contest.
This month they out-laid any of the
pens in either class. By producing
1:: l "v.l's. tbey mount nn from 6th
���a 4th position. Pen 32 get into
their stride by producing 107 during
last month. Pan 36 also passes the
-.ciitv mark.
Top scorers. Class    II���Pens,    31
|(121);  32  (107);    36    (103);    29
I C'0);  30  (84);  34    (83),    and    40
Broodies���Pens, 2 2   (2);   28   (1)
| and 37 (1).
Moulting���Pens 23, 27, 34 and 35.
This month the records are being
: compiled  a  day  sooner  on  account
' of secretary leaving for short course
| work.
Last month, the percentage of
beef scrap was increased to 15 per
cen. in the dry and west mash. In
addition to mangolds, other green
stuff has been fed.
So far, there, has been an exceptionally small number of double-
yolked eggs laid.
The month's class productions:
Class I. 1450 eggs; Class II, 1402
eg-gs, Total for month 2852 egg?.
Total to date 9167 eggs. Heaviest
day's yield for last month 141 eggs.
Honey Council Sees No Objection���
Doii.inion  Government Has
Jurisdiction, However.
PORT HANEY, Marcti 3.���Providing that the promoters of the idea
are willing to defray expenses, the
Maple Ridge council on .Saturday
deefded to refer Mr. E. E. Rand's
request regarding the straightening
of a certain portion of Kanaka creek,
near iis mouth, to the municipal
solicitor aud tbe Dominion Resident
Engineer, expressing themselves
wtihout prejudice that the channel
should be wider. .
Tliis came as a result of a request
from  Mr.   Rand,     representing    the
j shingle mill on  the above creek, in
I which the company wishes to dig a
' ditch  thirty-four feet wide through
a certain part of their property near
the  mill  for  purposes  of  their  own
thereby   eliminating     the     present
! curve in the stream and also widening  the channel.      The council sees
no objection  to the scheme but as
tl* is   stream   has   been   declared   a
navigable one, the matter comes under   the  jurisdiction  of   the   Dominion  authorities.
Development League.
Reeve Lougheed aud Councillor
Anseil submitted an exhaustive report of the doings of the Fraser Valley Development League and they
agreed that, under proper rules and
regulations by which the first cire of
the league would be the betterment
Of ihe market facilities for :he
fanner ar.d an attempt to help hnn
al :-'l lire es, the association wan '.ro
valuable to be allowed to Irjp out
of ixistence and in the even: of lhe
league biing re-organized along tin se
lines they would recommend that the
month'y payments be kept up. The
report was adopted. Councillors Fulton and Anseil will represent the
board at all future meetings.
On motion of the hall committee
the sum of $300 was voted for improvements to both the exterior and
Interior of the municipal buildings.
o a,
To  Safeguard  Cafe Patrons.
r--^^-,,-.,--.^-,--^-.-.,-.-,,--.-.^      TACOMA,   March   6.���An   amend-
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOj^-e-t l0 lUe city*8 preseut pure rood
ordinance which will make It unlawful for any cafe, hotel or restaurant   proprietor   to   employ   in   his
VANCOUVER,  B. C, March 6.���
Five hundred  additional    men  wil|
be employed by the    Pacific    Greal;
Eastern Railway on or after March}
16 in railroad work north of Squa
mish, as the result of representations
made to the company by the Provin
cial government, to which a delega-t
tion  in  search  of    employment  for)
Vancouver men went    several weeksji
ago.    The information was given out-
by Mayor Baxter    this    morning intending a telegram received by him|
from Sir Richard McBride last Monday,    it read: "Pacific Great Eastern1
is prepared to employ    at once five)
hundred men in addition to those at'
work  on their line.    Before making)
an announcement    please    see   Mr I
White   of   Foley,   Welsh   &   Stewart,
and he will carry out  the necessary
arrangements.    R, McBride."
With the arrival back from California within the next day or two of
Mr. R. Marpole, chief executive of
the C. P. R. in British Columbia, the
City Council will again take up the
Johnson street bridge project. The
council committee recently held a
meeting with the heads of the company, as we*] as with representatives
of the B. C. Electric Company, when
t"_e terms of the proposed agreements as to running rights over the
proposed bridge, were considered.
In the absence of Mr. Marpole, the
discussion was allowed to stand over.
Get Data on Herds.
With a view to securing data as
to the sources of Victoria's milk supply, the city health authorities have
issued notices to the various dairymen throughout Vancoucer Island
asking for information as to the
breed of cows kept by the dairymen.
It has been found by analysis that
the product of the oows in the
Saanlch peninsula is richer in quality than that furnished by the cows
ln the up-lsland sections and, as the
quality of herbage is practically the
same, the department has reached
the conclusion that it Is either the
method of handling large quantities
of milk which has resulted in this
difference in quality or the breed in
this neighborhood ls superior.
Another  Industry for-Island.
An Austrian firm whloh manufactures sawdust briquettes has written
to the , Development League this
week requesting to be put into touch
with firms who could quote them
prices lor sawdust to be shipped to   mjssioner  A.   A.
their  manufactories in  Austria. "    '"'   " '
Legacies  for  Charity.
The late Mrs. Rudlin, who died on
February 28, has left the following
legacies 'to charitable organizations:
$500 to the British Columbia Protestant Orphanage: $5iui to Home
for infirm and Aged Women, and
$500 to the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
Fil'ty-Yesir Resident.
Victoria lost another pioneer on
Saturday, when the death occur)
at St. Joseph's Hospital of Mrs. Jane
McDowell Barnes, widow of the late
Mr. James Barnes, who died about
six years ago. Mrs. Barnes was in
comparatively good health at the
beginning of the week, when she was
removed from her residence at 348
Michigan street to the hospital, and
succumbed after a very brief illness.
Mrs. Barnes had lived in the city
fifty-one years.
Did His Rest.
After having inflicted a slight
knife wound on his neck in an effort
to do away with himself, Thomas
Robertson threw himself Into 'the
Mill-stream creek, near Parson's
Bridge, yesterday afternoon shortly
before C o'clock. The opportune
presence of Mr. J, Price, of the Si*
Mile House, undoubtedly saved the
man's life. Mr. Price pulled Robertson out of the water and then notified the Provincial Police Department.
Robertson was held for examination.
Mr. John Price, of Lulu Island Suffers Fracture of Forearm���
Steveston News.
kitchen any person having a communicable disease has been passed
by the council. Kitchens where
foodstuffs are cooked for sale must
j be well ventilated and must have
other than artificial light, according
to another amendment. The kitchens shall be under ihe inspection of
the city: health department at anytime. Persons obtaining employment in such kitchens shall be examined first and have a permit from
the health department, according to
the amended ordinance.
Resumes   Willi   Strikebreakers.
RAYMOND, March 6.���Manned
by outsioe non-union labor brought
in on the late train Tuesday night
mill No. 3 of the Case Shingle &
Lumber Company lesumed operations Wednesday morning after a
ten-day shut down occasioned by the
strike of the shingle weavers in mill
No. 2, and the subsequent lockout
by mill operators of the dttaer live
shingle mills on this harbor.
Xew   President   Appointed.
BELL-INGHAM, .March 6.���George
W. Nash, president of the Northern
normal'ot Aberdeen, S.D., has been
elected principal of the Bellingham
normal, to succeed Dr. K. T. AThthes,
who will retire at the end of the
school  year,  In   June.
Retail Petitions Filed.
EVERETT. March 6.���A petition
to recall Mayor C. Christenson, Commissioner Alex Thompson and Com-
Brodeck was filed
Wednesday afternoon with City
( lerk C. C. Oilman a short time before the city hall closed for business.
The recall actions'have the names of
three taxpayers, two men and a woman.
Would Avert Recall Fight,
EVERETT, March 7.���With tht**
idea of averting a recall election, oij
a series of recall elections, as a result oi the petition filed by taxpayers
Wednesday against Mayor C. Christenson, Commissioner Alexander
Thompson and Commissioner A. A,
Brodeck, the latter promises, in a
signed statement, to tender immeJ
diately his resignation if petitioner^
withdraw their recall plans. Thej
commissioner says he makes thq
promise in order to avert trouble)
that would seriously affect general(
business in Everett.
*)enth Knell of Unionism.
RAYMOND, March 7.���"When!
the whistle blew this morning at ouij
mill No. 1 and the former uniori
employees failed to go to work, il)
sounded the death knell of unionism in our mills," emphatically declared President Case, of the Case
Shingle & Lumber Company Wed-,
nesday night. |
"We will start all    of   our mills!
\> Delta municipality is sit-,.,, .
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, March;the mouth of the Fraser River at
9.���Mr. John Price, the proprietor of;finest agricultural district in1^-1th,
White Wings Poultry Farm, No. 9 :The chief interests in the Delr '
read, is the latest victim of a vicious farming, dairying, fruit C1f are
automobile crank.    While  cranking j market gardening, sheen anri  i    8'
his machine last week, Mr. Price suf-',breeding.    There
fered a serious fracture of his rijght aanneries in the Delta munh
torearm.    He was taken by  Mr. R.JThere are shipping facilities bv    "
, ai*d  horse
aie   also   salmot,
Blair te the Vancouver General Hos-jand boat to the markets of Can ���
pital, where the fracture was set.      land   the   United   States.     The  c
LtO.L. dance will be held onjyield is,the largest per acre in p
27  in  the hall, No.   9  road.lada, and the sheep and horses hr^"
ow        evening      what        is!are the finest in  British Columhi
a   "Reunion-dance" will   be Along the south bank of the Fr...
and Dr,
Mrs. Helen Teller, ol Point Roberts,
Dies Suddenly in Bellingham
Last   Thursday.
BELLINGHAM, March 9.���Helena
Christina Teller, wife of Mr. Henry
Teller, vice-president of the George
and Baker Cannery Company, of
Point Roberts, passid away at the
home of Mrs. L. D. Pike, 910 Gar-
March  27  in  the hall, No.   9  road.lada, and the sheep and horses hr ���
Tomorrow        evening      what        is!are the finest in  British Columhi
called   a   "Reunion-dance'' will   belAIong the south bank of the Fr*u��
held in the opera house, a c.'lect.on i River   there   are  splendid  sites  fo!
being taken to defray expenses. | industries. lor
Two residences are being put up| Board  of  Trade.���President    n
on No. 1 road by Mr. J. C. Furlong, j    McKee; secretary, S. W. Fisher
The sound of hammer and saw are|juatices of Peace���H   D  Bene
now heard in many    parts    of    the!     J. Kirkland, J. McKee'e Lg
t0Thei,es.eveston Social Club, wid^fe^-Wyg^- ****+-  "*
has had a somewhat spasmodic exist   Me^' '"ealth 0"icer.-Dr. J, Kirr
ence during the past three years, has;
dissolved.    On behalf of the Mackie,1- oroners.��� Dr.  A.  A.  King
estate, Dr. W. G. Hepworth assumed      J- Kerr Wilson.
the  club's   liabilities,  amounting  to'School Board.���S.Wright chairma
$165,    and    allowed  the club  $50,,     A. deR. Taylor, secretary   ]   \-":
which  it  was decided  to  donate  to!     Callan.    ,  lc*
the Victorian  Order of Nurses.    An Farmers' Iustitute. C   Davis
auction will be held at a date to i dent; N. a. McDiarmid, secretary
announced to dispose of the gym-'Delta Farmers' Game Protective /'
nasliim apparatus. sociatioa.-��� Wm.   Kirkland    n    .
A dispersion sale of pure bred dent; A. deR. Taylor, secret,���
ilolsteins and Clydesdales will blip,.,.. An,,.i������,.,,������, - , ' '���
held at the Hemphill ranch. No. 5,^*1"?^'' *'
road, ou March 18. Some thirty! T��f���-Wi_!^___fM-dent; A OeR.
pure bred cattle, besides several!
grades and many valuable horses,
are to be bold.
It  is announced that    the Minorti:
race meet, which this year will be of!
comparatively    short duration,    will Member of Parliament,
commence on August 12. :     *New  Westminster.
Officers nf the Farmers Telephone'-"iember of Local Legislature.���F. j,
Co. for the current year are: Thomas
Kydd, president;    D. Webster,    vir%*
president;   John  Draney,    managing!
director, and J. Gilmore and J. Til-!
ton, directors.    The company has 72 I
subscribers, and the finance's are in j
good shape.
The St. Patrick's day dance, held'
annually at Steveston, -Will this year'
take place on March 17, it being iin-jIler at  5:30  p.m.
possible  to  get a  suitable  orchestra'Railways.���Great
Kerr   Wilson,   president;
Taylor, secretary.
License Commissioner.���Reeve A n
Patterson, Councillor S. Morley'
J. Harris, J. McKee, J.p., aud p
L. Berry, J.P.
-J. D. Taylor,
MacKenzie, New Westminster
[Boat Sailings.���8.(3. New Delta leavei
Ladner every day for Steveston at
8.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., connect.
ing with the B. C. E. R. cars ss
Transfer leaves for New Westminster daily, except Sundavs at 7
a.m.; returning leaves New West-
minster at 2 p.m., reaching Lad-
for the evening following.    Refreshments will be served.
Bridgeport schoo! was visited last
week     by   Mr.   A.   Sullivan,     pub'.ie j
school  inspector.
Floyd Hansen has left on a visit to >
Cogswell. North Dakota,    Before his
departure, Mrs. William Tapp gave a
farewell party in his honor.
The regular meeting of Point Grey]
and Richmond  Board  of Trade  will
be held in Odd Fellows' hall, Eburnp, i
this  evening,  commencing  at   eight
u'.!L���TUni..n.I',!i0r, 3UStr 8����.n.^' So��th Vancouver Councillor Is Now
L,��� ,n*H ^ 6 -?Ut8td!_'       ��nee M����- Threatened With
communities, and no man who wa4
working for us before    the walkouli
will ever again work in our plants.'
Fire Damage 9100,000.
NORTH    YAKIMA,    March    7.-
Northern leave-
Port Guichon daily for New West
minster nud Vancouver at 7 am'
returning, leaves Vancouver' at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Ouich"
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R,, Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, supe--
inlendent; Vancouver to EbuTt.
and Steveston���Cars leave Or-*-
ville street depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) to
meet New Delta at S.30 a.m. and
3.30 p.m. and leaves for New
Westminster via Eburne at 8.00
a.m. and 3 p.m. Special car for
Eburne at G.00 a.m. Cars leave
Steveston at 6.30 a.m. and hourly
untif 11.30 p.m. Sunday service
���First car leaves either terminus
at 8.30 a.m.; hourly service thereafter until 11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, g a.m to 7
p.m. Mail for Vancouver closet
at 12 noon; for New Westminster.
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed all day Sunday.
���Gold 340, Greenlay 134,  was the!
result  of  the  hye-electlon   held  for j
Fire of unknown  origin    destroyed Ward Five yesterday.    The majority j
the plant of the North Yakima MillJ'of 206 given Councillor Gold was |Municipal Council���Meets
ing Company here Wednesday. Tha' twice as large as that accorded him j Municipal Hall Ladner
loss is estimated by Alexander Miller,1 at   tte   regular   January   election. '
president of the concern, at $100,-*' The local vote went solidly for him
000. The plant was insured for and the comparatively small vote ro-
$70,000. j ceived by Greenlay was brought al-
Caught in Burning Car. I most entirely from Vaneouver.
BELLINGHAM,   March     9.���Trif-       It is Rtated that the fight against
foni Gionani and Dan Macchia, sec-  Councillor Gold is not finished, and
that      disqualification    proceedings
in tht
. on ths
second and fourth Saturdays Id
each month at 2 p.m. Reeve A.
D. Paterson; councillors, Jas. Savage, Joseph Harris, Seymour Huff,
Sam Morley, Chris Brown; clerk,
N.   A.   McDiarmid.
den street, Thursday morning, March
5, as a result of a sudden attack ot*)tion hands, were imprisoned for sev
heart trouble.     Mrs. Teller had re-1 eral minutes   in    a    burning boxcar wi.l be resorted to by his,opponents
siued   with  her     family     at     Point | Saturday morning    before    a rescue
Roberts   for   more     than     fourteen   party  battered  down   the door  with
Cheaper to Move
Than Pay Taxes
years and was held in high esteem
by a host of friends who will be
greatly   shocked   when   apprised   of
an axe. Gionani died shortly atfer
being dragged from the flames and
Macchia was seriously burned but ia
1 L" '
Bi itish Columbia,
to Jiiouru
sons,  William,
her sudden death. She is also well expected to recover. The men poured
n.wn in the Delta municipality of j kerosene upon some coals in an air-1
Deceased leaves tight heater and clamped down the1
her loss a husband, six I *���<*. *;��� a few seconds the stove ex-;
George and Herbert | plo,-ed an(] SPt the car on flre_ Both
i eller, of Point Roberts, and Arthur,
Hugo and John Teller, residents of
nitl . . I two daughti rs. the
Misses Helen and Henrietta Teller, |
who reside at the family home at
Point Roberts. The funeral was
held Saturday afternoon, with Rev.
R. Alarshall Iiansou, rector of St.
Raul's Episcopal church, officiating.
Interment was made in the family
plot.  Bay View cemetery.
WEST YANcoi'VKit. March 10.���
The council last evening di qidi d to
t.r4l for tenders for the construction
of a ferry wharf at the fool of
Twenty-fifth street, offers to be in
by March  17.
.SVNOP.-tf.S   OF   CO A I.   MINING
Holy Communion, first and third
j Sundays  at   11  a.m,  second   fourth
Coal mining rights or the Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Co-
,j Iumbia, may be leased for a term
twenty-one   years  at   an   annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2560 acres will be leased to one applicant.
App-icatlon   for  a  lease  must be
Tht   family  remedy   for   Cough,   and   Colds.
8n-.il!  do��e.    8mall   bottle.    Beit  eince   1870
A late sketch of the great financier .who has moved his residence
from Cleveland to New .lersey, because his taxes under the income
law would be $9,000,000. By the
Change he saves $3.0W0,000. The
sketch was made as Mr. Rockefeller
was leaving the church.
South   Vancouver  Solicitor  and
ing Enigneer Go���Retrenchment is the Reason.
Colin H.  Clarke,    solicitor,    and A.
t raddeck, acting engineer, lost theii
jobs  with South  Vancouver    municipality   last   night.       Both   of   these; sinned   operations  after a shutdown
were  subjects of  dismissal     resolu    of several months.    The usual num-
tions on  February   19,    but    Reeve  ber of men, about 300, are now em-
Dickie exercised his veto. Last nigh | ployed.
he consented to the-passage of thei Swimmer Drowned.
resolution amended to state that th EVERETT, March 10.���Ole Nel-
officlals were not dismissed for mis son- While swimming Sunday after-
conduct or incompetency but for re-: noon i!l Puget Sound at Everett
trenebment and were eligible for re- Junction, was attacked by cramps
appointment. j -1'"1   "Owned.     Nelson  was  twenty-
The council  last night authorized! thref >'e?rs ol(1*  unmarried and was
employed   by     the     Nordeen     Iron
Works.     The  body   was    recovered
two hours after the drowning.
Resumes Operations.
TACOMA,    March   10.���-With the
exception  of one  saloon,  the  entire
business section of South Prairie, a
town of 3.*n    population,    eighteen
i...: oi "'...'.tBia, was destroyed
were caught by the blaze and burned!
so badly thai tbey could not unlock'
the door from the inside and when
their comrades gained entrance they|
found them lying on the fioor en j
veloped by the flames.
Company Incorporates.
BELLINGHAM, March 9���Articles' Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
of incorporation of the Blaine Elec-1 Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Eveuinn maue by lhe applicant in person to
trie Company, with a capital stock'Servlce at 7!-0 P-m*: Wednesday j,lie Agent or Sub-Agent of the dis-
or $250,000, were filed In the statei fiv*ning- Ijitany at 8.30. Rev. C. C trlct in which the rights applied for
auditor's office  last  Friday. Thej H��yle*  M-A-   vicar. jare situated.
purpose of the company is to build Baptist CiiurcT*. I    In   8l>rveyed    territory   the   land
an electric line between Lynden audi     n _, tnuat   be   described   by   section!,  o:
Blaine.     Right-of-way   ror   the   road!     . as,tor~" flev- .  D-  <*.     Macdonald [legal   subdivisions   of   section*,   3   !
is  00*  being secured    and a  survey;
will be    started    in    the
Port  Blakeley  Mill Resumes.
POUT BLAKELEY, March 9���The'
Port  Blakeley mui Company hns re-
Raptist Church,
Pastor���Rev.     D.
Ladner���Sunday school.  11  a.m.; .In unsurveyed territory the tract ap-
verv n��iar eyen'n*  "T_fee'   7-30   Pm-:   Prayer plied for shall,be staked out by Hie
ti.   near meeting, Wednesday. 7.30 p.m.; ml.- applicant   himself.
sinnary meeting every first Wednes-; ]*ach application must he ac.com*
day under the auspices of the Ladles' panied by a fee of $5, which will b--
Cil'c'e' [refunded   If   the   rights  applied  for
Crescent Island���Sunday school, s!a''e not available, but not otherwiie.
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing prac-jA royalty shall be paid on the mer-
tlce and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.3f !rhantable output of the mine at the
payment of $5876.19  to the Domin
Ion Creosotlng Co., being amount of
judgment secured by it against the
municipality in a recent suit for wort
done on tho Main street paving con
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sua-
day school, 2 p.m.; singing practica
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other  Sunday,  beginning  with  Sunday, November 14, 1909.    Parochial at'least" o'nce'a "rear"
mass at 10.30 a.m.;  Sunday school ! "
rate of fire cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished
URBANA, 111., March 1^.���Leading university historians of the
states of the upper Mississippi valley-
are to collaborate in the publication
of the Mississippi Valley Historical
Review, according    to an announce-
by fire early Sunday morning,    the
loss Is estimated at $30,000.
PORT COQUITLAM,  March   10.	
Promptly   at   10   o'clock   yesterday-
morning the branch of The Bank of
,    ,   ,        .  ,i     ,-  i .   .Montreal   opined   its  dcors  for  the
ment  made today at the tniversity, ,,_., tlm   -��� thi_ r)t     w|fh M_       ��
ot Illinois here. The Review, issued; Lwll6i formPrlv accountant at Chilli-
quarterly, will carry information and!-Vaek, in charge as manager, and
interesting reminiscences of life in j two assistants. The new quarters
the earlier days in the valiey gath-,0f the hank are in tho V. P. R.
ered during the past few years and : hiock on Shaughnessy street, and
in the future by the Mississippi Val-! adjoining the recently completed
ley  Historical Association. ' Shearer block.
2   p.m.;   evening   devotion,   3   p.m.
a.m.    Rev. Father W. Chaput, parish
Services next Lord's Dav at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class weetlng,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Re> C
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services   next  Lord's   Day  nt   11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on  Thursday evening  at  7.30
o'clock; 8und*y school at 2.30 p m
Rev. J. J. Hastie, minister.
The lease will incla-de the coal
I mining rights only, but the lessee
I may be permitted to purchase what-
lever available surface rights may ne
! considered neceasary for the work-
ling of the mine at the rate of Jl000
ian acre.
For full Information appli"'1-"1
i should be made to the Secretary ��r
the Department of the Interior,
tawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication or
Ibis advertisement will not bo P��la
Anv  ,���,,_.,i . , The Delta Tlmea *s pwftllaJhed
ortoMST "�� "bove names I Saturday from the Tim* Bulldlnft.
of �� M-Slw/VV0 thp ��fflce! L��<Jner, B.C. J. D. Taylor, manor tne Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.      ,    aglng-dlraetor.


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