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Volume 7
11.00 A YEAR
Meeting of Shareholders Decides   to
Apply to Court for Winding Up
Order on Their Behalf.
VANCOUVER, Nov. 3.���Alter a
meeting of the shareholders of the
Dominion Trust Company, Limited,
yesterday afternoon tbe following
official statement as to the business
transacted was furnished the press:
"A meeting of the shareholders of
tbe Dominion Tnhst Company was
held ln the company's office at two
o'clock for the purpose of considering the present state of the company's affairs. The president, Mr.
W. H. P. Clubb, presided. A balance sheet as at October 10 was distributed among the shareholders and
"It appeared that the liabilities to
the public amount to $2,446,257.26,
which includes depositors f934,-
885.82; trust and administration
funds, $418,8*29.30; mortgage loan
process of completion, $196,-
239.77; and sum due to bank,
$229,549.92. Against this there are
assots of a book value of $5,963,-
749.19, which includes office
premise-, safe deposit vaults, etc.,
$666,761.71; secured loans and
mortgages, etc, $1,902,158.81;
bonds and debentures, $346,145.64;
shares in other companies, etc.,
$396,769.88; advances to estates,
$551,486.89; owing by clients, insurance premiums, etc., $530,607.52.
"The directors presented a report
showing the steps tbey have taken
in connection with the company's affairs following the death of the late
managing director, Mr. W. R. Arnold. Owing to their being unable
to get any promise of financial assistance, and owing to the short time
at their disposal in which to make
any arrangements, lt had been decided to appoint Mr. C. G. Pennock
as superintendent und to call for the
stipulated notice in connection with
the wihtdrawal of deposits. This,
it was hoped, would give the company time to make the necessary
financial arrangements, but the directors regretted to report that they
were unable to arrange this in the
short time at their disposal. Since
Mr. Arnold's death Investigation into the affairs of the company had
been taking place, which shows that
the finances of the company were
somewhat Involved. There were also
a number of loans and other investments which had been severely
criticized, but in regard to each lt
was in the meantime impossible to
make any definite statement, as the
auditors had not been able to complete their report.
"Owing to the failure of the company to secure financial assistance,
two applications have been made to
the court for a winding-up order,
and It was necessary for the shareholders to consider whether a creditor for a small sum should have
control of the wlndlng-'up proceedings, or whether the shareholders,
who had much larger interests at
stake, should conduct these proceedings themselves In the event of no
oilier satisfactory solution being
"Questions were asked by a number of the shareholders, and after
some furthor explanations had been
given It wa? resolved that application be made to the court for a
winding-up order on behalf of the
shareholders, in order that their Interests may be properly protected.
"A committee of shareholders, consisting of Messrs. T. T. Langlols.
William Savage. Robert McPherson,
Jonathan Rogers and H. W. Leyens,
was appointed to Investigate the company's affairs along with the directors, and to report at an adjourned meeting to be. held on Friday
afternoon next at 3 o'clock."
At the request of counsel for the
company two petitions filed by creditors and depositors of the Dominion
Trust Company, asking for a public
winding up, were adjourned for a
On Friday evening, November 27,
_iL_il*aH*l*jerade ball will be given In
McNeely hall. Franklin's orchestra
will furnish the music and the grand
march will commence at 9 o'clock.
The committee ln charge consists of
I'. Guichon, A. Huff, W. McLean, R.
Kittson, H. A. Smith and W. Dennis.
A general admission of $1 will be
charged to gentlemen and the ladies
are requested to bring relreshments.
Sunday last wus "All Saints' Day"
In thc .nglicaii church and appropriate services were held Tor the occasion. In the morning the rector,
Rev. F. Vernon Venables, preached,
while Rev. C. C. Hoyle, formerly
rector of the parish, occupied the
pulpit in the evening. Holy Communion was held at 8 a.m. and 11
a.m., with a fully choral service ln
the evening. Thc church was beautifully  decorated.
At Valley Market Price Is Raised to
65 Cents Retail-���Delta Supplies Readily Sold.
At the Fraser Valley market, held
at New 'Westminster on Friday, October 30, the price of eggs was again
advanced five cents the dozen, making tbe retail figure 65 cents and
wholesale 56 cents to 60 cents. A
large amount of the eggs were
brought from the Delta as well as a
good supply of butter.
Fruits and vegetables from the
Delta were readily disposed of at
reasonable prices. Applies selling
at 75 cents to $1 a no*.. Second
grade apples were good bargains at
$1 a sack.
Pioultry was in large quantities and
was rapidly sold at 14 to 15 cents
a pound live weight, and 25 cents a
pound dressed. Pigeons were also
in large numbers bringing 25 to 35
cents   each.
The following prices were quoted:
Wholesale Poultry.
Poultry, live weight 14c to 15c
Chickens, broilers, per lb. 13c bo 14c
Ducks, live weight 14c to 15c
Retail  Poultry.
Spring chickens, dressed   25c
Hens, dressed, per lb 23c
Pigeons, each 25c to 35c
Ducks,  dressed,  per lb 25c
Squabs, each   35c to 40c
Potatoes, per sack   ...90c to $1.15
Potatoes, per ton   $16 to $18
Sweet  Corn,  pel* doz.  10c to  121/nC
Celery, per bunch    5c
Cucumbers, each    5c
Cauliflower, per head  ...10c to 15c
Tomatoes,  per lb 2c
Green Tomatoes, per lb 3c
Cabbages, per head   5c to 15c
Pumpkins,   each    15c
Citrons, each    10c
Squash, each   15c to 20c
Eggs and Butter.
Eggs, retail 60c to 65c
Eggs, wholesale 50c to 65c
Butter, retail, per lb 40c
Butter, wholesale, per lb 35c
Honey, per lb 25c
Extracted honey, per lb 25c
Wholesale Meat.
Pork, per lb 10c to 10%c
Pork, salt, per lb 13c
Pigs, small, each    $2 to $5
Mutton, per lb 12c
Leg of Mutton, per Ib 22c
Veal,  medium, per lb 16%c
Veal, large, per lb 12c to 15c
Apples, per box 75c to $1.00
Crabapples, per box 35c to SOc
Pears, per box   75c to 90c
Cranberries, per lb 5c
Royal  City's Chief Executive    Outlines to Delta Committee Work
Done There.
Mtirriage of Young People in Methodist Church a Society Event
for Ladner.
Under the auspices of the Fraser
Valley Lacrosse League a dance will
be given in MoNeely hall on Friday
evening, November 13. Franklin's
orchestra will furnish the music and
lhe Grand March will start at 9
o'clock. Dancing will continue until 2 o'clock, with refreshments being served at 12 o'clock. The proceeds of the ball will go to the
But  an  Explosion  Occurred In the
Holtes Fort���Attacking Squadron
Not Injured.
LONDON, Not. 4.���The Secretary
of the Admiralty announces that a
combined British and French squadron bombarded the Dardanelles
forts at long range at daybreak yesterday morning. The forts replied,
but no ships were hit, only one shot
falling alongside them.
The statement adds that the damage to the forts cannot he estimated,
but that a great explosion, accompanied by dense volumes of smoke,
occurred at the Holtes fort.
The fortified town of Akabah, ln
Arabia, on an arm of the Red sea,
Has been shelled and occupied by
the crew of the British cruiser Minerva. There was some loss to the
troops holding the position, but no
British casualties.
Akabah ls at the head of the Gulf
of Akabah, 150 miles east of Suez,
A dispatch to the Dally Mail from
Cairo, says: "Turkish troops are reported near the 'border, which they
have not crossed. The British are
fully prepared to repulse an invasion, thanks to the measures taken
by the government. The public In
Egypt is calm and not even aware
of a Turco-Russian rupture. A press
censorship will be established tomorrow."
Holy Places Immune.
A dispatch from Delhi, India, says
that. In view of the outbreak In
Turkey, It was authoritatively announced throughout India that no
religious question was involved and
that the Mohammedan holy palaces
In Arabia are immune from attack
by the British naval and military
forces, provided the pilgrims from
India to these places are not interfered with. At the request or Great
Britain, the dispatch adds, France
and Russia have given similar assurances.
The Bombay Chronicle, in an
editorial headM "Suicide," says of
Turkey's entrance Into the European
"The folly and rashness *of those
In whose hands the destiny of Turkey Is placed have plunged her In
a vortex from which she can not
emerge with any shred of a status as
a nation."
The Advocate of India says that
Turkey has heen betrayod hy a
coterla of officials from whom the
j Indian Mohammedans are politically
free. Turkey has been made the
tool of a country. It Is added, whose
Ideals are not those which have
given India pence, power and freedom.
The Nizam of Hyderabad, the
largest Mohammedan state In India,
hns issued a manifesto In which he
"It Is the duty of the Mohammedans of India to adhere to the British. There is no country in the
world whero Mohammedans enjoy
such  liberty as they  do  ln  India."
Mayor Gray, of New Westminster,
attenued a meeting of the
Delta Central War . Relief committee Wednesday afternoon at
Ladner and outlined to tnui ufgaulv.-
ation the work of the New Westminster War Rel'of committee, inviting co-oporation insofar as this
would appeal to tbe people of Delta.
Reeve Paterson, of Delta, presided,
and tbe honorary secretary, Dr. A.
delt. Taylor, and the honorary treasurer, Mr. H. N. Rich, reported on
the amount of funds that had been
collected by the Delta relief agencies since the organization of the
Central committee, and the supplies
furnished to the relief committees
in Vancouver and New Westminster.
In' funds Delta has collected some
$3,396 to date, and had disbursed
$3,096���$1500 to the Canadian
Patriotic fund, $1000 to the Red
Cross fund, $494 to the Belgian Relief funds in England, and $100 to
the local Women's Patriotic Society
.for the purchase of materials. Of
the amount on hand $100 has been
premised to this society for th^
continuance of their work. Mr. VV.
A. Kirkland, president of the Boar/I
of Trade, reported on the activities
of the committees of the board who
had ln hand the collection of produce for shipment to the two cities
and stated that the response had
been generous, much supplies having
been promised. If there was any
urgent need for a shipment, he
would welcome a telephone message
and a shipment would be made without delay.
Mayor Gray, in outlining the relief obligations resting on New
Westminster and the system for
dealing with all cases, said that the
Royal City was in a unique position
with respect to this patriotic work,
since it was the home of the 104th
Regiment. This caused many dependents of soldiers to think that
they had a claim on the city, although they did not reside in New
Westminster, and it had been the
decision to furnish relief to all dependents of the members of the
regiment wherever required. The
first contingent had taken 146 men,
for the second there were mustering
250, and there was the home force on
active duty. In addition there were
reservists, both British and French.
Thus they had to practically pro-
vidje for the dependents of three
forces. Thirty-two families in the
city were now being taken care oi,
or ninety individuals in all. In addition there had been three cases ln
Surrey and three in adjoining municipalities to be looked after. The
system of handling relief was working satisfactorily, 250 visits having
been made by the visiting committee, and partial assistance having
been given to other families in nd-'i-
tlon to the thirty-two previously
mentioned. His worship acknowledged the generous assistance given
by the many municipalities in the
way of supplies and the good work
that Delta was doing was appreciated. They would be thankful for
any supplies but had no wish to
take away from any other relief organization.
The view of the meeting was that
Delta stood committed to provide
relief for any families whose
breadwinners had gone to the war,
that any applications for relief In
Delta sent into the New Westminster committee, one instance of
which was given by Mayor Gray,
should be referred to Delta, and that
shipments of supplies would be
made to both cities.
Reeve Paterson referred to local
measures of relief and Mr. S. W.
Fisher, secretary of the Delta Board
ot Trade, expressed the opinion that
the Delta district stands committed
to provide relief to any family in
need through the war, and that this
should be thoroughly understood by
other municipalities. Mrs. E.
Hutcherson spoke of the work of the
Women's Patriotic Society, of which
she is president, and Intimated that
all cases of local relief wore being
looked after, Mrs. John McKee, the
secretary of this society, was also
present. Rev. J. J. Hastie moved a
vote of thanks to  Mayor Gray.
After the meeting had closed
Reeve Paterson intimated to the
mayor that he had a very choice
Christmas present for the needy
families of the soldiers at Christmas
time. In good time, a week before
Christmas, the reeve will reveal thc
nature of his generous donation.
Mr. J. W. Cunningham, of New
Westminster, who accompanied the
mayor, also spoke briefly of the
"*ork of Ihe New Westminster Heller
I A wedding of considerable Interest
to the people of Delta took place at
i.adner Methodist church at 2:30
o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, No-
iveu.ber 4, when Mr. Robert J. Mor-
iley and Miss Vera E, Gillanders were
'joined together in mqtrimqny by
'Rev. C. Wellesley Whittaker. 'lo the
strains o; Lohengrin's wedding
'march, played by Miss Olga Klrk-
land, the bride entered the church
j lean ing upon the arm of her uncle,
|Mr. Sam Smith, of Dewdney. She
was charmingly dressed lu Ivory silk
(crepe de chine, long tunic with Ivory
'satin trirdle and yoke of embroidered
net. She wore the usual bridal veil
I\.i.n oi align Dlossoms.
' .Miss Greta Gillanders, a sister of
the bride, dressed ir. pink brocaded
silkolicne with cream silkoliene, long
pointed tunic and trimming of embroidered lace, was bridesmaid. Mr.
Percy Evans suppoited the groom.
Mendelssohn's wedding march was
Iplayed when the wadding couple retired from the church. Mr. John
Keeghan acted as u.her.
The bride's travelling dress was
blue ratine with long tunic. Tne
presents were many and costly showing that the couple are well liked
j throughout the Delta. The groom's
gift to the bride was a pearl necklace
with olivene pendant, to the bridesmaid a pearl pin and to the best
man a peari tie pin. The church was
beautifully decorated with flowers.
There was a large attendance at the
After a short honeymoon trip to
Victoria Mr. and Mrs. Morley will be
at home to their friends at their new
residence on Matheson road.
Recalled By Conviction of P.J. Welch
|      of Having Stolen Money in His
j VANCOUVER, Nov. 5.���Aa echo
foi the famous Bank of Montreal robbery at New Westminster three year_
ago came to th. ]oc al police yesterday in the shape of news from Toionto that Patrick J. Welch had been
found guilty last week of naving
stolen property in his possession. He
was al.o convictel at the Stsiioi u
Ccurt at Toronto of having ,n his
possession bills of which the serial
numbers had been changed. 'J he
Bank of Montreal, which brought tbe
prosecution, claimed tl at some ot
the bills at least had been stolen
li'om ibe Koyai uty oraaeh ot the
bank when $271,721 in currency had
been taken.
Mr. T. C. Robinette, K.C, counsel
for the accused, announced that he
would appeal the decision.
Effort of    Delta    Mule    Choir Was
Thoroughly   Appreciated���9100    ]
to Patr.otic Fund. .
William Howe, a farmer of South
Sumas. was found guilty of a statutory offense before His Honor Judge
Howay in a special sitting of the
County Court in the small debts
chambers Wednesday and remanded for sentence.
A large number of ladies spent a
very delightful and profitable afternoon on Tuesday last when the regular monthly meeting of St. Andrew's
Missionary Auxiliary was held at
"The Manse." Mis. E. P^ Miller,
Presbyterial president of Vancouver,
gave a very interesting and instructive address.
A few members of "The Little
Builder's Mission Band" were present
and wore introduced to Mrs. Miller by
the vice-president of the auxiliary.
The band was represented by Misses
Gladys and Sadie Benson, Gertie and
Irma Paterson and Edna McDonald
who sang a piece entitled 'Open the
Door for the Children." Tea was
served by the auxiliary at the close
of the meeting when all had an opportunity of personally meeting Mrs.
Miller. A lliberal offering was received.
RICHMOND, Nov. 4.���Mr. H.
Trites, of Lulu Island, was a heavy
loser on Monday morning, when
shortly after two o'clock fire completely destroyed his barns, stock
and contents, which Included five
horses, seven cows, eight hundred
tons of potatoes and about one hundred tons of hay which he had stocked for the winter, an automobile
and many farm implements. The
origin of the fire is yet unknown.
The loss amounts to approximately
$6,000, with no insurance.
BRIDGEPORT, Richmond, Nov. 3.
���The permanent dyking, on Lulu
Island, on the North Arm of the Fra-
eer river between Number Two and
Number Five roads Is likely to be
delayed until the spring, although
temporary repairs are being carried
out against the coming winter
storms. This was the suggestion
made to the council yesterday afternoon by the municipal consulting engineers, Messrs. Cleveland and Cameron. w*m
Provincial  Court of Appeal Awards
Him   Judgment    for    Twenty
Thousand Dollars.
VANCOUVER, .Nov. a.���josepn
Cole, a half-breed from Mission, was
on Tuesday given judgment by the
Provincial Court of Appeal for $20,-
000 commission for his services in
putting through the sale of the Kit-
sllano Indian reserve. The judgment
is against Hamilton Read, barrister,
who received nearly half of the commission of nearly $80,000 earned by
Mr. Harry O. Alexander, magistrate
for the county of Vancouver, for put-
tiug the deal through with the Indians. Their lordships, with Mr.
"���"Tistice Aiartin dissenting, reversed
the decision of Chief Justice Hunter,
who had decided that Cole had not
made out his case, and entered Judgment for the amount claimed.
Unqualified success attended the
first concert of the Delta Male Choir
held last Fiiday evening in. McNeely
hall. There wus a large attendance
and each number was well received.
As the result of the entertainment
the officers of tiie choir wero auie
to turn over $100 to the Delta Patriotic fund.
The now familiar song "It's a
Long Way to Tlpperary," excellently rendered by Mr. W. Weare, was
tne feature eveut of the evening
from the standpoint of the enthusiastic audience. Mr. J. E. Pacey for hls
rendering of the difficult solo "The
Deathless Army," was heartily encored. He has a good voice and perfect control. Mr. E. L. Berry received a well merited encore for his
j rendering of the "Soldiers of the
King." Miss    Cave-Browne-Cave
'sang beautifully "Who's That Call-
ling?" All of the numbers iby the
; choir under the leadership of Mr.
E. T. Calvert were well received.
The accomplished accompanists
were Mr. Alex Howard and Mr.
James Grisdale.
| The committee that had charge of
the entertainment wish to thank all
of the artists who helped to make
the concert a success and Mr.
Thomi-son for the free use of the
lhe next concert will be held on
December 4 ln McNeely hall."        ,
Operations in  the Region of Four-
de-Paris-Saint  Hubert and  Argonne Successful.
PARIS, Nov. 4.���The following
official communication was issued
last night: "The only advices received this evening concern the
region at the northeast of Vailly,
where we have counter-attacked and
retaken the farm of Metz, in the
region of the Four-de-Paris-Saint
Hubert, and the Argonne, where (
German attack bas 'been repulsed,
and we have gained some ground."
The following communication
from the Belgian -general staff to the
Belgian Minister of War in Havre
was made public last night: "The
German troops continued yesterday
and today to evacuate the left bank
of the Yser between Nieuport and
Dixmude. Only a few detachments
have been reported between Per-
vaste and the south of Spuyvon-
kerke. There seems to be no artillery left on this side of the river.
No movement of troops has been reported on the right side of the Vser.
"From the bodies and arms
abandoned on the ground evacuated
by the enemy, and also from the
statements made by prisoners, it
may safely be concluded that the
Twelfth and Fourteenth Reserve
Army Corps have suffered much in
the latest engagement at the Yser.
The inactivity of these two oorps
during the last two days may be attributed to this fact."
The following Belgian official
communication, dated November 2,
was given  here last night:
"On the front of the Thirteenth
Reserve Army Corps the allied troops
today directed a vigorous offensive.
They came out at the same time
from Dixmude, Knocke and Noord-
schoote. Between Dixschoote and
Zonnebeke the situation remains un-
; changed. Tbe last twio villages are
occupied by the allied troops."
Miss Maud Hutcherson Delightfully
Entertains Large Number of
Miss Maud Hutcherson entertained a large number of friends at a
Hallowe'en party on Thursday evening at her home "Hazelgrove."
The decorations were all of a Hallowe'en character, such as witches,
broomsticks, hobgoblins and cats,
these taking a very prominent nlace.
Contests and games made amusement for the jolly crowd. Prizes In
the contest were won as follows:
History of Life contest, first prizes
Miss Mae Kittson and Mabel Lanning; the consolation prizes were
carried off by Miss Myrtle Grant and
Mrs. Asa McCrea; Jack o' Lan. *ru
contest, first prizes, Miss Nellie Ellis
and Robert Keegan, consolation
prizes M1b8 Winnifred Francis and
Mr. Willis Symons. Miss Hazel
Hutcherson, as witch, Introduced
guests to ghost, who were then at
liberty to secure services of Mrs.
Lanning, who acted as a fortune teller, dressed in a witch-like garb. Miss
Grace Rldge read ghost stories to
the accompaniment of dreadful
groans from numerous ghosts stationed about the house.
Sunday in the Methodist church a
patriotic day will be observed, the
1 pastor preaching in tbe morning on
.the subject "The Flag of Our Empire," and in the evening a special
printed order of service will be
I used. Patriotic music will be rendered.
VANCOUVER, Nov. 5.���The Dominion Trust Company has heen removed from the position of receiver
and manager or tne estate or the
late Mr. Sam Brighouse of Lulu Island, and the Royal Trust Company
appointed as receiver and manager.
The estate is ono of the largest that
has been entered for probate in the
British Columbia courts, and has
been held by a receiver pending the
result of litigation between the executors and Mrs. Hannah Pearson,
LONDON, Nov. 5.���Duke of Buc-
���lech Is dead.
VANCOUVER, Nov. 4.���Mr. Justice Murphy has handed down judgment in favor of the plaintiff ln the
suit brought by the Hamilton
Machinery Co. against Messrs. Patterson and Harvey. The suit was on
a promissory note for a balance due
on thc sale of a drilling outfit for
uso at Tltt Meadows. The defendants counter-claimed for heavy damages alleging that the condition and
capacity of the plant had been misrepresented and In consequence a
hole drilled with lt had to be abandoned after it had got down to a
depth of over 1000 feet. This counterclaim was dismissed by his lordship.
Here is one of tne most tragic pictures received from the war ion e. It shows a group of itelglan
civilians, many of them too old for the Belgian army, being marched out by the Germans to be shot because they engaged In guerilla war fare against the Kaiser's soldiers The fact that the Germans allowed
this picture to be taken by an Am trlcan photographer shows that the method Is tho most approved German method of warfare. THE DELTA TIMES
Teutonic Hordes Preparing for Final British Admiralty Does Not Accept
Attempt to Break Through German Admiral's Story of His
Line Near Ypres.
PARIS,  Nov. &.���It  is definitely
AUeged Victory.
LONDON, Nov. 5.���The Admir-
announced that tiie Germans have j ilty has issued a statement ln which
given up their positions along the it aays it nas received from German
Yser, having been driven out of aources details oi a naval engage-
there by the flooded country and ment aft the Chilean coast ln which
the gunfire of the allied troops and the British cruiser Monmouth was
warships. jsunk   and   the  Cruiser   Good   Hope
The Germans, however, have kept severel ydaniaged.
up their attack on the allies' lines The statement says the Admiralty
around Ypres, where the British 'has no confirmation of the report,
troops are fighting. Although there ]The statement was issued through
is evidence that the new main ef- the Press Bureau in the name of the
fort of Emperor William's fo��ces to [secretary of the Admiralty and says:
break through at this point nas not | "Rumors and reports have been re-
yet really commenced, the Germans ceived at the Admiralty from various
continue to bring up reinforcements, -sources of a naval battle having oc-
and under the eyes of the Emperor jcurreo off the coast of Chile. The
are preparing to make another big (Admiralty has no official connrmar
attempt to get through to the coast. I tlon  of  this  and  such   accounts as
Military   men   here   say   that   the, they have received are admittedly of
allies have just as good means for .German evidence.
bringing      reinforcements    to their I    "It is reported that the Dresden,
lines as have the Germans and    ex- .Scharnhorst,   Gnelseau,   Leipzig and
Yorck Strikes Mine in Jade Bay and
Koenigsburg Meets Fate In the
lndiau Ocean.
pre,.s confidence that a new attack
will prove as fruitless as previous
The Indian troops aud the r>l-*k >C
tbe British territorial forced hav.
distinguished themselves in the
fighting and come in for compliments from General Sir John
Make Home rroiiress.
Nurnberg concentrated near Val-
paiiso and that the engagement was
fought with a portion of Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Craddock's
squadron ou Sunday last.
"The German reports assert that
the Monmouth was sunk, and the
Good Hope very seriously damaged.
The Glasgow and the auxiliary cruiser Otranto escaped.
Alternate gains and losses by each "���* ���*lnl�� ^"urate^^t
side marked the great struggle be-."-6-*- . 1,act8t. *8 ... a^1uraie_, at
tween   the  allies  and   tho  Germans 'Present   for the oattleshlp Canopus
���long the  extended   battlefront    In WeolaU? ���T��t��at���**��� R.e"
France and Belgium Wednesday, according  to     official     reports.    The
Admiral   Craddock's   squadiron   and
would have given    him    a decided
French and BrUisT troops made eo^ ffi^L&^ffi nt rt*
siderable progress in the neighbor- t^AiZ^J22^n -S^EE
hood of Dixmude and Ly_. -W?  *hips, concentrated  in  Chilean
The heaviest fighting'of the **��"' **l ^_____* .$*��!?
nas in the valley region, where the
harbor.      It   Is   possible,   therefore,
that when tha account of the action
received,    lt    may   considerably
Germans,   heartened   by    Tuesday's .
appreciable  advance,   endeavored   to l?^'^'0"'-   "    '""'.^"l^Z^
continue  their success.     The allies, modlty the Qerman venlon Is^Ceottve
aided by reinforcements, blocked to m.ea8"ed  X*��% ��* "   ���, ���'
a large extent the fresh attacks of wlftJh*��lW**?!*J""LS!!"h ���
the Germans and a small detachment Qrnrhte ^oopm is a battleship of 12-
���f  ***������,_��� ������..���.    _i.i,���..���i,  ,*,���,,    ���,������   i*r>0 tons with a speed of 18.5 knots
aud a complement of 700 men. Her
armament consists of four 12-inch
guns, twelve 6-inch guns, ten 12-pr.,
and six smaller guns.     She is fitted
of Frenchmen, although they met
with heavy resistance at a bridge on
the Aisne, succeeded in pushing on
and gaining high ground coinniand-
ir-g the enemy's position. .,,   .       _        ���    .  ,
From this point the French opened Wlth four tor^�� tubea
a deadly fire on the Germans, but
tbey were not sufficient in number
��� o withstand the fierce onslaught
tnat followed and were compelled to
retire, to avoid being cut to pieces.
The few cannon taken by the Germans, it is stated, were damaged before the retreat.
Retreating German Cruiser Manages
io Effect Destruction of British
. Vessel.
I    LONDON,    Nov.    4.���Tbe British
j submarine  D-5  was sunk     in    the
ILQNDON, Nov. 5.���The German
cruiser Yorck has struck a mine in
Jade Bay and sunk.
The information regarding the loss
of the Yorck reached London in an
Amsterdam dispatch to tbe Reuter's
Telegram Company. It is stated that
an official dispatch from Berlin said
that the Yorck on the forenoon of
November 4 struck a mine .chain
blocking the entrance to Jade Bay
and sank.
Late reports declare that 382 men,
more than half of the crew, had already been saved, but that the rescue
work wa. hampered by a thick fog.
The Yorck was an armored cruiser
of 9350 tons, with a complement of
638 men. She was built iu 1903
and had a speed r��f over 21 knots.
Her armament consisted of four *>-
inch guns, ten 5.9-iuch. twelve 3.4-
inch and twenty smaller. She had
four torpedo tubes.
The Times prints a report that the
German cruiser Koenigsberg has
been put out of action ln the Indian
The Koenigsberg is a protected
cruiser and was laid down in 1905.
She is of 3348 tons, ls 354 feet long
and has a speed of 23 1-2 knots. Her
main battery consists of ten 4.1-inch
So far as is known, the sole successes of the Koenigsberg during the
war was the sinking of the Ellerman
liner City of Winchester near the entrance to the Gulf of Aden, on August
6, and the disablement of the British
cruiser Pegasus in Zanzibar harbor
in September 20.
The Pegasus, at the time, according
to the official Admiralty report, was
caught at a disadvantage as she was
undergoing repair.. Twenty-live
members of her crew were killed and
eighty wounded.
A large German trawler has been
destroyed by a mine south of the
Danish island of Langeland in the
Great Belt. The fate of her crew is
not known.
The Admiralty announces that one
officer and twenty men were lost
in the sinking of the British submarine D-5 by a German mine ln tho
North Sea.
The war office last evening made,North  Sea  yesterday  morning  by  a
known   the   following     communica- .mine  which   was  thrown  out  by a
tion: "There is no Important modi
flcation in the situation to report.
In the north we have made slight
progress toward Messines. To tho
east artillery duels at several points
of the front have taken place with
ruiser running from the British
cruisers. Two officers and two men
if the submarine were saved. This
nlormation is contained in an Ad-
uiralty report Issued here last night.
A German squadron fired on    the
out   any   great   results,   notably   at  British  gunboat Helicon, which was
Somme and the Ancre, in the Ar
gonne and in the forest of Apre
Rapid  Progress lialntf Made in Oon
struction ��>�� Selkirk R-inge
patrolling, wounding one man
i "Various naval movements were
| nade," the report continues, "as a
I esult of which the Germans retreated rapidly, and, although shadowed
by the light cruisers, they could not
be brought into action.
I "The rearmost German cruiser, in
her retirement, threw out a number
of mines, and the     submarine  was
advices which have reached tlle Railway Department of the Provincial
government, nearly a mile and a
ball of the preliminary shaft of the
five-mile tunnel to be driven under
the Selkirk Ran-je for the C. P. R.
has been excavated. On October 26,
but. icet nad oecn excav.teo out
of the pioneer bore, a small passage
running parallel to the main tunnel
from the western portal. Rapid progress Is being mad. with the main
tunnel, which Is designed for double-
track trallic. The main heading
has been widenod out to its full
wi-.lth, 2363 feet from the eastern
end of operations and 1256 feet from
the western entrance. A section 706
feet long has been completed at the
tast end.
According to  sunk by one of these."
The  submarine  D-5,   which     was
built in 1911, was 150 feet long. She
had a speed at If, knots above the
water and  10  knots submerged.
Germans Put    to Son.
Tho report is being circulated at
Dover that the German fleet has
come out from its base. It !s also
reported from Dunkirk that four
���battleships and foil** cruisers have
put to sea from Kiel.
The government has ordered the
release of the Standard Oil Company's steamer Plaburla, which was
seized recently by our warships off
the coast of Scotland and taken Into the port of Stornaway. The government has satisfied Itself that the
cargo of oil was destined to be delivered into neutral hands.
Two   Italian   ships,   carrying  cargoes  of  copper from    the    United
States to Italy, which were detalnod
LONDON, Nov. 3.���The tumult of {at Gibraltar, have been released af-
battle has rolled back from the Bel-iter the purchase of their cargoes by
gian coast, and after the apparent
failure of their fierce assault on the
British and Belgian lines around
Ypres, the Germans evidently are dl
the government. The case of the
American ship Kroonland, bound
from New York for Naples and
Greece   with   a  cargo   of  copper  is
verting their attack toward a more still under consideration
southerly poiut. Much activity on I Fourtoen hundred and seventeen
the p:'rt of the German mobile men comprising the crews of Ships
columns l8 reported from Belgium, captured by the German cruiser
and there is evidence that the In-|Karlsruhe landed nt Liverpool yes-
vadf-rs bave not exhausted all the,terday
resources which are being    brought
to bear In the campaign to cut their
wny through to Calais.   The German
THE HAGUE, Nov. 5.���A raid on
the British coast is believed to be In-
assault at Ypres is believed by Don-{eluded in the Kaiser's plans, ln Condon observer* to have been crushed 'nectlon with his campaign against
decisively at a terrible cost to the'France's channel ports. As their
British army, which apparently has naval base in Belgium, tho Germans
suffered ab severely ns did the Bel- are using Bruges, a town far Inland,
giai forces. but connected with the sea by means
Concerning the situation along the of the Zeebrugge canal. Seven Ger-
River Aisne, reports from Berlin and man destroyers aro reported off the
from Paris are sharply contradictory., Belgian coast.
���fTOWf^:' '
finder   Llaut.-Commander     Hor ton she sank thp Hela on September
13 and on October 7 sank a destroy er with torpedoes.
The cooking class, now being held
by the Women's Institute, is proving
a great success. A fair attendance
each day is reported, each and
everyone finding some very valuable
information to be gained. All speak
the very highest of Miss Livingstone
and her good work.
The marriage of Miss Harriet Olson and Mr. Eugene Westley Reeves
is announced to take place on December 5.
A formal dance is arranged to take
place at the Farmers' Institute Hall
on December 5.
The Scott Road school, which was
opened by the Delta School Board
this term, will be known as a Surrey
school once more, the school being
on the Surrey side. The department
settled final arrangements last
Presbyterian church service will
be held on Sunday afternoon next
at three o'clock. Sunday School at
two. Mr. Ray, of Vancouver, will
conduct services until further notice
at the Institute Hall.
Mr. S. M. Snelling, of Vancouver,
was visiting friends here on Wednesday.
The mailman ls an important factor these days, all are anxious for
the latest news of the war. Many
meet the rural route postman en
It   is  rumored   that  another
our residents here has joined
104th   Regiment,   and     expects
leave with the second contingent
A patriotic concert and dance will
be held on Friday, November 13, under the auspices of the Women's Institute. An excellent programme ls
under way by the committee. Reeve
Sullivan and Mr. F. J. MacKenzie,
M.P.P., have promised to be present.
The regular meeting of the Farmer's Institute Is said to take place
on Saturday, November 7, at the
Institute hall, at 8 p.m. Special
business will come up for discussion.
After a very successful cooking
demonstration at Coquitlam Women's Institute, Miss Livingstone arrived here on Monday in readiness
for a ten days' cooking course In connection with the Women's Institute
here. Miss Livingstone ls sent to
the different Institutes by the department at Victoria.
The railroad track installed by
the Tlmberland Lumber Co. a year
ago has done very good work in
connection witb the mill.
Miss F. Mitchell of New Wesfiln-
ster was a visitor to Mr. and Mrs. V.
Atchison on Sunday.
Sultan's Black Sen Fleet Sends One
of the Czar's Big Warships  to
tlie Bottom.
LONDON, Nov. 4.���The Turkish
Black Sea fleet sunk the Russian
battleship Slnop, according to a
news agency dispatch from Sofia. It
is not  officially confirmed.
ROME, Nov. 4.���TThe bombardment by the Anglo-French Mediterranean fleet of the Turks' Dard-
nelles fortifications Is reported still
in progress. Great damage ls reported. One of the attacking warships, it Is understood, was hit by a
Turkish shell nad ibadly damaged.
From Atliens came a message saying
the shore forts are manned by Germans.
State Gets Lieu Lands.
OLYMPIA, Nov. 2.���Copies of tho
contract, under the terms of which
the state of Washington is to receive
lieu lands in exchange for the 600,-
000 acres of school lands- looked uv
in the forest reserves have been
'brought to Olympla by Attorney
General Tanner, who has Juet returned from Washington, D.C. The
agreement provides that the state ot
Washington is to get lieu lande
equivalent to area and value tor
lands lost by 'inclusion of such
prior to survey" within the* forest
reserves and the Olympic national
monument, including those within
touch resefrvatoionB lost s"lby /homestead settlements thereon prior to
survey" and "an area sufficient to
compensate the state nearly ae possible for areas lost through the existence of fractional school sections."
Lumini Lund Leased.
B__I_I_INGHAM, Nov. 2.���With
the approval of leases on three more
forty acre tracts of land on the
Lunimi Indian reservation, west of
this city, it is estimated that fully
COO acres of the highly fertile land
on the reserve ls now being cleared
or ls under cultivation by the hands
of white farmers. Fields of oarte,
barns, fences, dikes and drainage
ditches are. taking the place of broad
acres of brush-covered land tbat has
for many years furnished food only
: for swarms of mosquitoes that infested the low country. Aged Indians
who are now unable to till the soil
or flsh for a living, are getting
monthly payments from the rental of
the land which was allotted to them
by the government.
Glacier Creek Coal  Claims Opened.
BELLINGHAM, Nov. 2.���Six hundred and forty-seven and five-tenth
acres on Glacier creek coal lands ln
Whatcom county were ordered released for patent in an order received by George D. Emery, of Seattle,
attorney from the Glacier Coal Company, from the United States general
land office, Washington, D.C. This,
with the Wheatman claims, adjoining, released for patent last week,
makes available for immediate development a field of nearly 1300
acres of the moat valuable anthracite coal to be found anywhere ln
the county.
Thinks Bandit Was Tacoma Striker.
OLYMPIA, Nov. 2.���State Labor
Commissioner Edward W. Olson
thinks that there is a possibility
that one of the dead Sedro-Woolley
bandits, recently buried at Bellingham, is one of the strikers at the
Tacoma smelter last winter and
spring. Commissioner Olson saw the
bodies at the morgue recently, and
was impressed by the features of the
dark featured one. Commissioner
Olson has no way of being certain of
the name of the man who resembled
the dead bandit, but he declares the
resemblance both as to facial features and build are striking.
Laud Office  Collections.
OLYMPIA, Nov. 3.���Land Commissioner Clark V. Savidge, in his
biennial report, gives the total col
lections made by the land office during the bienuium ending September
30, 1914, was 13,159,474.90. On
that date the unpaid oaiances on
contracts of aale amounted to $5,-
S64.605.68. There are 481,965.84
acres of school and granted lands under lease bringing in an annual
rental of $130,893.39. During the
biennium 49,363.43 acres of school
and granted lands have been sold for
a total consideration of $982,413.41.
In the combined grants there are still
unsold 1,032,607.84 acres,
year at Seattle.
I Ml Potatoes Weigh 127 Pounds.
CHEHAL1S, Nov. 3.���E. T. Hunting, of Silver Creek, In fourteen hills
dug 146 potatoes, the total weight
of which was 127 pounds. The potatoes were of the Farmer Hastings
variety. That would be a yield of 1,-
400 bushels to the acre.
Ask i ."leniency for J. Hanson.
BLAINE, Wash., Nov. 4.���A peti-
ion containing more than five hun-
Ired signatures of the leading people of Rlalne nas been filed with
Governor Lister urging executive
clemency In the ease of John Hanson, of this olty, who is now serving
1 time at the county poor farm to discharge an excessive rine imposed upon him for assault ln the third degree  upon Andrew  Danlelson.
1    Nothing that    has    occurred    ln
Blaine has so aroused the lndlgna-
j tion    of   the better class of citizens
han the treatment accorded    John
'Hanson, and wben  it is considered
in connection with all the facts, the
sentiment of ovary  believer in  fair
play   must  certainly     be    recorded
against  those  resiionslble  for    this
Judicial   miscarriage.
State's Public Debt,
OLYMPIA,    Nov.     4.--That    the
otnl  public debt���of municipalities,
���ountles,  school districts,    Improvement districts and the like���ln this
tate is in excess or $95,000,000 ls
hown  by figures  taken  from    the
records of the state bureau of    Inspection.    This    indebtedness    con-
Ists of outstanding ibonds and war-
'ants drawing Interest at rates vary-
ng from 4 per cent, to 7 per cent.,
>r  even   more,  and   it  is  estimated
hat tbo average rate is not less than
5  1-2  per cent.    This average rate
would make the Interest on the outstanding bonds ami warrants in the
state total the enormous sum of approximately $5,000,000 annually.
Postal Receipts Increased Since War.
CENTRALIA, Nov.    4.���Postmaster John Benedict, Jr., has stated the
postal savings deposits ln the Centralia  postoffice have  increased  200
per   cent,   since   tho   European   war
broke  out.    On  October    31    they
amounted to $30,000.    Mr. Benedict
believes much of this increase covers  money that  was  formerly  sent
to Europe.
Arcldentally Shot.
EVERETT, Nov. 4.���Frank La
Pone, of Heybrooks, accidentally shot
nnd killed James Kizer of Heybrooks
while hunting deer Sunday afternoon
iear their home at HeybrookB, this
SEATTLE, Nov. 5.���The outlying
precincts of tbe big counties reported
The Rogai Bank ol Canada
Incorpora ted 1MO.
Capital Authorised    9M.000.Ooo
Capital Paid Up 911,000,000
Reset-re Funds    ���-STSOO,000
Aggregate Assets,  On*  Hundred and Eighty-Four Million
It Is the eim ot tha _aaaaiea_ent of this Bank to make trmrj -��������
positor welcome, aad to gi��e tha beat possible attention to hia financial
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar aad Upwards.
Interest -paid or credited at the highest currant rates, on May Slot ud
No-rcmber ��0th each year.
Manufacturers aad Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Suh, Doom, T urnlaga and House Finishings-
Phone R14 Bburne. Prompt Delivery by Ball or Scow.
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Ladner, B. O. Phone 8
;   Dining Room Open All Day Sunday.   Private Dining
Room for Tourists.    Good Garage
Special November Draw
Purchasers ol every ten dollars' worth of goods during
November will be entitled to one voucher to draw for the
Ten Extra Fine, Rioh Christmas Puddings
Made on the premises. To be drawn for Saturday,
December 5th, at 9 p.m. These vouchers also good for
Annual Christmas Draw.   Particulars later.
Grocer and Baker. Ladner, B. C.
Uhe *Delta U
��1.00    A   YEAR    *"*��_.
U. S. A.
in force last Mgnt and rolled up a
large majority for the initiative prohibition. Fifteen hundred und sixty-four precincts in the State oif
Washington give for prohibition
135,'.811; against prohibition lit,-
410. Tbe big counties of Spokane
and Pierce have nearly all reported,
but 118 precincts from King nave
yet to report, it appeared likely late
last night that the prohibition measure would have 15,000 majority.
The new law will go into effect Jan-
nary 1, lUltf. It lortilda sale or
snipment of liquor, e\en by clubs.
but provides that users ot liquor
may have limited quantities shipped
to them for their own consumption,
under stringent restrictions, ine
plurality of United States Senator
Wesley I.. Jones, will exceed -0,'<00.
Four Republican congressmen. Including three sitting members, were
elected and probably C. 0, Dill, a
Democrat, won In the tlftn or tipo-
kano district. This Ib a Progressive
loss of two rents, the Republicans
and Democrats getting one each. The
proposed eight-hour law wus beaten
by more than two to one. The proposed constitutional amendment tot
permit aliens to own land ln cities
was defeated by a large majority.
Loaded  Gun  Fatality.
EVERETT, Nov. 5.���Believing he
heard marauders in his orchard J.
O. Tungstra, a rancher living a few
miles north of Arlington, took an
old-fashioned shotgun lrom the wall,
intending to frighten them away. Instead, in removing the gun from Its
fastenings the weapon was accidentally discharged and the man's wife,
26 years old and their 6-month-old
babe were instantly killed. They
were seated at the supper taJble at
the time.
Hark From Battle Line.
SBATTI.K, Nov. 5���With a hole in
his right side and a scar on his forehead, left by the burning touch of
n steel bayonet, E. Rondin, of Prince
Rupert, B.C., arrived in Seattle Tuesday from the battle-fields of France.
A reservist of the class of '97, he
responded to the mother country's
oall for help at the outbreak of war
and now, unfit for service, he has
been Invalided home. ,
Apiteal of G. N. R. From Decision of
Drlti-.li Columbia Court Being
OTTAWA, Nov. 3.���In the Supreme Court yesterday the arguments
were concluded on the appeal of the
investment Corporation vs. The King,
and judgment was reserved.
The appeal was next heard ln tho
Great Northern Railway Company
and the V. V. & E. Railway Company against O'Callaghan. The respondent recovered a verdict of $4,-
500 for the death of her husband,
and this judgment was affirmed by
the Court of Appeal for British Columbia. The deceased was a teamster and was hauling a load of
shingles across the tracks of the
latter company In Vancouver, when
the wagon wns struck by a train of
the Great Northern Railway company, moving backwards at a speed
of about three miles, and the shingles
fell over the deceased and crushed
him to death. The appellants contend deceased was attempting to
avoid the train, that all statutory
precautions had 'been observed and
special warning given, but deceased
disregarded these warnings, and although the brakes were put on as
���oon as danger was apprehended the
train could not be brought to a stop
before It hit the wagon.
HAVRE, (Nov. 3.���The Germans
who were trying to reach the northern French coast are retreatlm*
eastward, abandoning dead and
wounded, according to an official
statement issued by the Belgium
government, which maintains headquarters here. The Belgians are declared to ibe advancing toward the
Yser. On the way they are said to
be finding evidences of German retreat  being precipitate.
The Delta Male Choir are still recruiting. Five members have joined
6ince the first patriotic concert given
by the society.
��� Billie" Smith  spent  Monday  in
Mrs. Jas. Welsh spent Friday in
I.en   Chaput spent tbe week end
in Ladner.
Mrs. John Grant spent Monday in
Ed.   Kirkland  visited  Vanoouver
on Monday.
Mrs. D. A. McRae spent Saturday
in Vancouver.
Rev.  J. J. Hastie spent  Wednesday in Vancouver.
Miss Ethel  Berry spent Friday In
New Westminster.
Mr. King of Vancouver, spent i*ri-
day in Ladner on business.
Dr. J. K. Wilson motored to New
We-tivinster Tuesday.
Mr. McNaught, of Vancouver, spent
Saturday in Ladner on business.
Dr.   A.  A.   Wilson   spent Tuesday
in New Westminster on business.
jc Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vltullck are
If     proud parents of a baby boy.
Mrs.   McBride,  of   Victoria, spent
the past week in Ladner on business.
Arthur McBride returned Monday
from a two weeks' visit in Viotoria.
Mrs. W. H. Taylor apenrt Tuesday
and  Wednesday In  Vancouver.
Miss E. Fessant, of Vanoouver,
spent the week end with Mrs. R. Wilson.
Mr. .'oug_ag Wright, of Vancouver, spent Tuesday in Ladner with
Rev. C. W. Whittaker spent Friday
ln Nanaimo, B.C.
Dr. A. A. King motored te Vancouver this, week on business.
Mrs. R. Devereaux spent Monday
in Vancouver.
Emerson Weasel spent the week
end in Vancouver.
Harold    Berry   spent Monday In
Vancouver on business.
L. Hornby spent Monday in Vancouver on business.
Miss Floe Kelly spent a couple of
days visiting Miss G. Berney.
Geo.  Burnside  motored   to   Ladner this week on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Taylor are receiving the congratulations of their
friends over the arrival of a baby
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fisher are receiving the congratulations of their
neighbors over the arrival of a baby
Markets   Commissioner   Abbott Believes Farmers Should Get f 20
Per Ton.
Mrs. F. Vernon Venables will be
'at home" on Friday and Saturday
afternoons, November 6 and 7, tor
the flrst time this season.
With    the    resignation    of   Mrs.
Wiley at postmistress at the Boun-1
dary Bay pest office, Mrs. E. T. Cal-
vert, assistant, has been appointed. ���
Mrs. Alex Davie and Mrs. John
McKee attended the "at home" at
Westminster Hall, vanoouver, on
Tuesday last.
Earl Harris,    son of Mr. Joseph
Mr. Geo. Johnson spent Wednes- Harris is recovering    very    rapidly
day and Thursday in Vancouver.       after an operation  at  the Burrard
  Sanatorium in Vancouver, on Satur-
Mr. W. J. McLean spent a couple day last,
of days  in  Vancouver  this  week.
nr   a    a    iv-1 ,  ,- Mr' Jonn MoKee- 3.V., ls making
h.iir.    .;*,!* an_t ,Dr* CamP- some improvements to his property. I
bell spent the week end ln Vancou- He is building a new fence and is I
ver*                                                       Imoving his barn to the rear of the I
Mr.  and   Mrs.  P.     Clarke    spent
Thursday in Vanoouver on business.
Alex Montgomery spent Tuesday ln
Bob Stokes spent Tuesday in Vancouver on business.
Mr. McCallum,    of Eburne, spent
Wednesday in Laduer on business.
Mr. Joe Jack was in Ladner Tuesday last, flashing some of his $50
gold pieces around before leaving for
Point Roberts wnere ne nought a
two acre farm.
Mr. Bernie Howard acted as a special constable for Hallowe'en night.
Mrs. Stratton spent Wednesday in
Vancouver with friends.
Mrs. John McKee spent several
days with friends in Vancouver last
week irotng over to attend the meeting of the provincial executive of the
W. M. S. of the Presbyterian church.
Miss Campbell, of Vancouver,
spent the week-end with her sister,
.Mrs. Pybus.
Messrs. Hugo Teller    and    Frank
Mooney,  of Point  Roberts,  motored
jto Ladner and Cloverdale Wednesday
ion business in  connection  with  the
Mr.  Tllley spent Sunday in  Van- 'B   C* Packers Association returning
couver with friends. . jto Point Roberts ln the evening.
.Miss Gladys Patten is spending
n couple of days with Miss C. McGregor.
Rev. C. C. Hoyle spent the week
end in Ladner renewing acquaintances.
Mr.   Duchensay,     of     Vancouver, I    The farmers of the Delta are still
motored to Ladner Tuesday last on receiving the good  figure of  |30 a
business. ton for oats and an average of $11
  a ton for hay.     By the bale straw ls
L, Lanrpt'leld, of Point Roberts, worth 25 cents. Potatoes are still
motored to Ladner Tuesday last on bringing $13 a ton wholesale, and
business. ���......_  .
Mr.   and   Mrs.   Prank      Smith
Westham  island, aro    rejoicing
the birth of a son.
retailing at $16 to $18.
of      During the past week the follow-
at 'ing  were registered  at    the    Delta
hotel:  Messrs. Thos.    Passell,    Geo.
|K!ng, M, E. Dunn. I). Di'chensav, W.
The mud
ward's Landing
Miss Ellse and Douglas Honeyman at present
of Vancouver spent the week end in
d from the ferry at Wood- !fnffp��rd- A' R  Baker- c- L* Burfcph,
tiding is in very bad shape '  ' H' ~Teer and L' R' Da'oe, Vancou-
Mr. K. L. Calvert was sworn ln for
pi-Rt  office  duties at Boundary Bay
Mr. and Mrs! Geo. Smith have re- this   week,
turned  to   the   Delta     after  a   two-i  .
months' honeymoon. |     Mr���    Wm    yanetter  will   be  "At
"""���~~ Home" on Thursday and  Friday af-
Mrs.     Morley    returned    Monday ternoon, November 12 and 13.
from   tha  East  where she has been
vlsltins,' friends for the past month.
Miss Florence Lord, iof Victoria,
is spending a couple of days in Ladner renewing acquaintances.
Miss D. Mends of Steveston spent
a couple of days with Miss C. Cedar-
burg  of  Westham   Island.
Mr. and Mrs. II. Dickenson are
leaving for Anacortes, Wash.,
where tbey will make their future
Mr. H. Reynolds, .of Westham Island, was the lucky winner this week
of the $7.50 box of chocolates ruffled
at Groom  and  Smith's.
Mrs. W. Weare received the sad
news of tho death at' her Bister, Mrs.
Raymond, of Brisbane, Australia, the
deceased being 92 years of age.
Mrs. and Miss Levy, New Westminster, spent the week-end with
Mrs. Levy's daughter, Mrs. Winchester.
II. Reynolds was the lucky winner
of the $7.50 box of chocolates raffled
nt Groom A- Smith's this week, being
No. 18.
The novel Item of the concert by
Hie Delta Male Choir on Friday last
was the "Three Young Ladies," who
��old programmes with much success,
netting |14 for the fund.
Mr. A. deR. Taylor had the pleasure of pinking some nice large ripe
���>'Wherries out of his garden  last
Charlie Arthur returned to Ladner on Monday after spending n
couple iof days in Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Du Moulin are
spending a couple of weeks with
their daughter, Mrs. W. F. Balnes.
Peine of the local Dolta people
look quite lonesome after the departure of the Misses Tillers who
have  left   for  Uncle  Sam's  country.
E. L. Berry has sent his auto to
be overhauled. He has been using
the Fraser Valley delivery waigon in
the meantime.
Mrs. McNeely had the misfortune
to break the axle of her car at Port
Guichon on Monday. Her car has
been wonderfully free from accidents to date.
ver; Messrs. G. K. Burnett and F.
Wilson, New Westminster, and A. G.
Shelley, Chilliwack.
MR. J. 8. 0. H-JASliR J.--A1*.
VICTORIA, Nay. S, The death of
Mr. J. a. c. -".user, manager of the
Bank ot Montreal at VI .icria, is announced irom lo.o.m vnere Mr.
Fraser, with his fainih. -war staying
while on a holi*'. y ,0 i_*m*-r_ Canada. The death occuir.'d '-(ut.rday,
after a short Illness. Mr. Fr.iser
came to British Jolumbia la 1888 as
an nccountant in the New Westminster branch of the Bank of Moi.tr*��al.
He was appointed in 189b' r a* - nr |
of the Rossland branch, whi *"-. wis i
opened there in that year, tie occupied this position until appointed
manager of the Victoria branch ln j
11112. Mr. prasar took part and j
was wounded in the Northwest <te-
belllon in 1885, serving in the
l.ueon's Own Regiment, Toroi.fo. He
eaves hts wife and three small ohlldren. 	
The news of Mr. Frasor's death
was received here with very ftniat
egret by his large circle of friends,
imong whom he bore tho reputation,
luring ills stay here, of b��iiig one
if the most popular banking me. ln
he city.
The regular meeting of the Ladles'
Guild of All SalntH' church was held
Wednesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Richardson with a large number In attendance. An excellent pro-
���.rainnie waB rendered.
f   ���;. Mr. Taylor states that although   agenda.
i��� was
On Saturday afternoon the regular monthly meeting of the Delta
School Board will he held in the
municipal hall. Nothing outside of
the    routine    business ls    on    the
was the second crop they were
larga ami Juicy.
Among those registered at the
Ladner hotel for the past week were:
Mersrs D. D. McKinnon, A. Dawson,
.1. >avln. K. F. Edwards, 0, Beck, W.
Brown and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Smith,
of Vancouver; Mr. G. E. Cave, Nanaimo; Mr. .lack Harm, Abbotsford,
and Mr. F. E. Lowell, Victoria.
l'he patriotic relief committee,
Reeve Paterson and Messrs. Rich and
Taylor, hold a meeting on Saturday
�������t In the municipal hall. The
'"erithly allowances for the dependents of the soldiers at the front were
ordered paid.
The regular monthly meeting of
With a large number in attend-i the Dolta Board of Trade will be
ance the domestic science classes of 'held on Monday evening In the
Hip Ladner High School were start- municipal hall. The question of
r'l on last Thursday evening under pending more supplies to New West-
the personal direction of Miss Smith j minster and Vancouver lor the war
ol Vancouver. Those In charge have relief funds will be discussed. As
decided to hold a class for adults yet the lieard has received no ret-very Friday afternoon rrom 2 to 4 Port on the change of schedule for
"dock. The manulal training the ferry, the S. S. Scanlon.
'lasses which Btarted some time ago
now have an extra large enrolment.
Hallowe'en night was kept up by
'"" young bloods of Ladner.     They
J1 on the council steps, one rig was
'eft on n bailer outfit on the Slough
rpad, a box wagon wbb dumped Out-
8|d_ of Mr. Weare's store. Many
""'or things too numerous to men-
-1"" were added. What a pity the
young bloods' energy was not expended for a better object. The bin
01 lhe ferry coal wharf gave way on
"���!���" evening. Was this a Hallowe'en
The pulpit of St. Andrew's church
was occupied last Sunday morning
by Rev. C. H. Huestls, M.A., provincial secretary of the Lord's Day Al-
n Chinaman's motor and left liance. Those present had the opportunity of hearing one of the flnent
addresses  ever given  in   Ladner,   In
PARIS, Nov. S.--i)-~elsivc iKfeat
of the Bavarian acray which Is trying
to force its way along tho roast from
the direction of Oaten" to Dunkirk is
claimed by the Belrifu forces engaged opposing t'.i invasior. From
Havre, the temporal v seat of the Belgian government, came tei .-grams to
the effect that the Kniscr's troops
have retired to the lino nf entrenchments Just south of Ostend.
The Germans are said to be forming a new front, massing reinforcements In tho vicinities of Ypres,
Mile and Arras and It Is expected
that they will make a fresh tttempt
to reach the French coast from this
which tho speaker took and held
throughout high ground. Indeed It
was a patriotic address of the best
order and worthy of a loyal Canadian who la doing no Inconsldernhlo
part for the welfare of Canada, nnd
whose son, who has Just graduated,
leaves next week to go Immediately
to the front.
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The report of the Markets Commissioner of tne Fraser Valley Development League lor the period
ending Saturday, October 24, deals
with the conditions of the Lower
Mainland potato market. Mr. Abbott re-aseerU hit, belief that farmers would be well advised to bold
for a fair price and reviews the factors that must tend to keep the market strong. He particularly warns
the Fraser Valley producer to discount tbe speculator's talk about the
force of Eastern competition owing
to the reduction ot freight rates on
potato shipments, from New Brunswick and Ontario into the prairies,
other factors tending to offset this
advantage to the eastern grower.
The report reads:
Conditions ot Potato Market.
In a former report, farmers were
advised to hold for $20 per ton.
Certain conditions have cropped up
which have given to the buyer a I
lever by which he has in some cases j
been abl. to pry down the price and '
buy cheaper uuriiig tlie last week
than the week previous. Once more,
let the farmer heed this appeal: If
you have good potatoes don't sell
less than $20 per ton. You should
have this chance of making a few
extra dollars, and not tbe speculator.
Potatoes are going to be a good
price and the consumer is going to
bave to pay the price anyway. Don't
let the speculator bluff you Into a
low price with the talk about the
freight rate being reduced from New
Brunswick and Ontario. This will
not make any material difference to
you here. This is the last week
they will be able to ship from those
points on account of the cold. That
is in ordinary box cars anyway. New
Brunswick's gift to the Old Country along with the amount going to
the Belgian Relief Fund is equal
to 220 cars of minimum load. Ontario's crop ls not heavy. Reports
from different sections in the middle
west by men wbo have visited these
places and taken special pains to inquire into this matter say the crop
is practically nil. Reports from
farmers (met on the trains from
these sections) are that farmers
themselves are already buying potatoes
Fraser Valley Crop-
The Fraser Valley crop, taking all
acreage into consideration, will not
average much over a third crop of
saleable potatoes. Other sections of
British Columbia are equally light.
A very much larger percentage of
cur crop has already moved. As
near as we can estimate from reports
received from the different buyers
nnd shippers in the valley the amount
already brought up (mostly all of
which have been shipped) ls something like 200 cars besides the
amount used in the coast cities.
There is no storing of any consequence going on in tbe coast cities.
Jobbers are figuring on buying cheap
b.v using the old story of "Well, we
will buy across the line." Potatoes
across the line will not hurt local
growers this year, unless the buyer
will do as he often does in these
cases, buy and pay more for goods
on the other $ide simply to get even
with valley producers.
Exception has been already taken
to the estimate of the potato crop as
presented in a former market report.
One farmer represents that there is
nol an average of two tons to the
acse, while another man about an
hour after declared that the estimate was away too small. The words
lie used were: "1 dug my spuds last
week and I had eight tons of big
ones and twelve sacks of little ones
off a quarter of an acre. These were
the finest potatoes you ever did see.
They were all .tho same size���white
ones���some that long (lndlcatlong
length with his hands) and some
that long (length Indicated was from
four to eight Inches) In fact I bad
lots of them weighed two pounds
and two pounds and a half. Oh, that
land of mine can grow spuds." Next
please. However the farmer can rest
assured that tlie crop is not heavy
a_d the competition will only be from
the speculator.
Freight Bates.
In the matter of reduction in
freight rates from the east the following figures will assist producers
iu arguing the point with the buyer:
Rates to Calgary from Vanoouver
45 cents per cwt.; from points in
Ontario 53c, and from New Brunswick 68c. Quotations received ln
Vaneouver from dealers ln the east
at 60c per sack or $12 per ton stating that they will not be able to
ship after the flrst of November on
account of frost. The buyer has
used the cheap rate from the east as
a lever to pry down Fraser Valley
prices and to scare the farmer, but
he did not tell growers that the
n-Illinium car from here was 30,000
Ihs. and the minimum car ifrom the
east waB 56,000 lbs. The question
for the farer to decide ls how much
these minlniuins affect tbe rate per
cwt. and If It Is possible to put 56,-
000 lbs. of potatoes In a refrigerator
We wish lt clearly understood that
we nre not trying to make the consumers pay a big price for hls potatoes, but we tnke the stand that no
der existing conditions the farmer to
make a decent profit out of his potatoes should this season receive $20
po.- ton at digging time. It matters
little to the consumer how little the
price may be to tho farmer, he Is
going to pay through the nose for
potatoes as soon as digging Is over.
Jury Sets the Famous Mariner Free
.liter   Deliberating   Less   Than
an Hour.
(From The British Columbian)
After deliberating less than one
hour, the Jury yesterday acquitted
aptain John Thomas Macawley ot
the charge of obtaining money under
false pretences from eight Hindus,
and the now famous captain stepped
out from the prisoner's box a free
man, after a trial which had lasted
two days. Tbe strength of the case
for the crown hinged upon the truth
of the Hindus' testimony, six of thorn
swearing positively that they gave
Macawley $10 each. Macawley conducted his own defnnce.
Horse*, Dairy Cattle, Implements aod Effects
Mr. H. N. Rich has received instructions from MrB. T. McNeely to
sell by Public Auction, on th.
Jubilee Farm, Ladner, on
Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 1914
at 11 o'clock.
HORSES���2 black mares, bay
mare, 2 bay horses, 2 four-year old
colts and 1 yearling colt.
CATTLE���9 dairy cows, in milk
and down calving; 2 heifers down
calving; 8 spring calves, and 1 pede-
gree Holstein bull.
IMPLEMENTS ��� 2 wagons,
binder, mower, rake, tedder, sets of
harrows, plows, heavy and light
harness, light spring wagon, cart, 1
Surrey, separator, dairy utensib,
and an assortment of miscellaneous
effects usually found on a farm of
160 acres.
The horses will be found young,
active and sound, and the dairy cattle have been tested.
TERMS���$50.00 and under, cash:
over that amount cash or approved
endorsed notes at 3 months wllh 3
per cent, interest.
Luncheon  will  be provided.
Auction Offices, Ladner, B.C.
For ��sls. For K.chin*.. Wanted to
PurohsM To Lst. Lost. Found. Werk
Wantsd Situations Vacant, X esnt per
w__Ld- Minimum, X cmts for say one
**?"��*��. T-hone rstos for cash with erdsr.
All Want .do. must -��� In hy I mjm.
oa TtMn-sdar.
FOR SALE���For aale cheap one new
Maasey-Harrts "Orea. Wett" Separator.    Will sell cheap (or ,
or will trade for atock or prodt
Terms If required.    Machine <	
be seen at Windebank'a Lumbar
Yard, Mission City.
We invite the public to
inspect our stock of
having obtainad a large
and varied stock we
are able to meet all requirements.
Coal Heaters from $6.00 up
Wood Heaters from $2.25 up
Clement & Lambert
Nitro Club Shells lt-12 te 16
All Tied Up
For want ofhelp. Our
CtMsified Want Ads.
will untie the knots.
We make thlse good
paper so that Intelligent people will read
ft. and ther do.
Isn't that the kind of
help you want?
FOR SALE���Pine quality table
turnips, at 50c per sack. Apply
John  Penam, Ladner Post Office.
WANTED���To purchase a good
washing machine; must be In good
order.    B. L., Delta Times.
MONEY TO LOAN���Funds for advances on Mortgages; 1,000, $2,-
000 and $3000 at current rates of
interest. Apply to H. N. Rich,
Ladner, B.C.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of Soda  Water.
Ginger Ale, and all Kinds of 1
Summer Drinks.
Tour Patronage Solicited.
Delta Motor Transfer
Freight Service Daily to and
from Vanoouver, Eburne,
Van. Phone Sey. 754 Ladner SB
"What's Year Phone Number?"
Can You Answer This Question
If not, don't you -know yon are
losing business and running risk.
Wh��t ia more neceeeary than a tale-
phone tn ease ot atekneea or UreT
Delta  Telephone Co.,  Ltd.
Sensitive cavltiea   prepared   sad
filled absolutely painlessly    by ths
new nltrous-oxlde-oxygen method.
Khmrmm Station, B. a
PbOM Ebons 111
Ferry Auto Stage
Mier-ViKiiivcr Service.
Atrto leans* corner Fraeer
Arm and River Road 6:45,
S:ifi and 9:46 a.m., and 1:15,
.1:15 and 5:45 p.m. Sundays,
8:45, 9:45 a.m.; 1:15, 2:45.
5:45 and 6:46, p.m. Connecting with all ferries at Woodward's Landing.
Fare SB renin���Ferry Free.
Who Is reported to have been cap*-
tured by the allies' troops near
Noraeny. He was in charge of t'he
Herman army hammering at the forts
between Verdun and Toul.
TOKIO, Nov. 4.���The litis fort of
the German Klaochau line of de-
fnnses has been silenced by the
Anglo-Japanese bombardment, and
the Kalserlne Elizabeth, one of the
warships In Klaochau harbor liar,
been blown up.
The Ladner - Steveston
ferry Service
Fall and Winter Service
Beginning September 1st, the
Steamer Sonoma will run on her fall
and winter service as follows:
Leavee Ladner, 8:30 a. in. and
3:30 p. m.
Vancouver passengers can make
eonnectlon by taking the 8:30 a. m.
and 3:30 p. m. cars at Granville
street bridge station.
New Westminster passengers
Should take the Bburne cars 8:00 a.
m. and 8:00 p. m. and change at
Bburne to the Steveeton cars.
talckly Kttmt coaslu. curM co!d��. and  brt\.
Vt. throat and luniji.       :: 98 cent*.
A class will be formed for
adults on Friday, November
6th, at 2 p.m.
I Intending students will oblige
by sending in their names
before that date to
Ladner,  B.C.
Sole af-ents for Delta, Royal City
Laundry. Collected und delivered
within town limits. Phone orders,
66 Ladner.
c�� School Board, Ladner, B.C I AdVCftlSC M Delta TilHCS THE DELTA TIMES
Overseas  Contingent  Welcomed    to
Mother Country and Praised by
His Majesty.
Japanese warships in the sea fights
with the Russians. The bores of the
12-inch guns were quickly worn
away and the shells they fired could
be seen turning somersaults in the
air. The result was that the battle
of Tsushima���the Trafalgar of the
Russo-Japanese struggle���was won
by the straighter firo of the lighter
Secondary Armament Sacrificed.
For this reason, the capital ships
of  nearly all  the great  navies now
broadslde-on. His ship will then
present a target of only thirty yards,
and the fire-control officer will, by
that time, have got the exact range
and be discharging ten guns full at
the enemy every two minutes or so.
ln  this case the  enemy  might     be
the appeal of the City of Vancouver
and the Canadian Northern Pacific
Railway against the award of the
arbitrator, Mr. Fred Buncombe, of
approximately $1,000,000 to property owners in False creek, whose
holdings  were    expropriated    under
sunk  in  six minutes;   indeed,   there  the False Creek Reclamation Act.
is more than a possibility that,    if      The judgment of Mr. Justice Irv-
the first broadside of five and a half  ing contains a concise summing up
OTTAWA, Nov. 5.���The government received the following message
vesterday from Hon. Geo. H. Perley,
acting Canadian high commissioner
in London:
"The King today inspected and reviewed the Canadian expeditionary
force on Salisbury Plain. Her
Majesty was also present and Lord
Roberts and Lord Kitchener. All
were much Impressed and expressed
themselves as greatly pleased with
the appearance, physique and spirit
of our men. Sir Richard McBride
and I were also present by request.
The weather was fine and the whole
scene  most  inspiring."
LONDON, Nov. 5.���Their Majesties King George and Queen Mary
journeyed to Salisbury Plain yesterday to visit the Canadian camp.
Their Majesties motored from Salisbury. Among those accompanying
them were Lord Kitchener, Lord
Roberts, Hon. G. II. Perley and several of the war office staff. The
royal visitors first went to Bustard
camp where the divisional headquarters are situated. The King and
Queen shook hands with the members of the staff as they were presented. They then motored to Pond
Farm, accompanied by General Alderson and the Canadian staff. Al!
along the route troops with bayonets
fixed cheered the royal party lustily.'
On the King's express direction the
journey was made at slow speed.
The King saluted every few yards
along the route. In His Majesty's
car was Lord Roberts, then followed Lord Kitchener, and the third
car was occupied ibv the acting high
commissioner. Their Majesties
spent about a couple of hours a/��-��-
gpther in camp and afterwards proceeded  by train  to  London.
The King expressed pleasure at
having the opportunity to welcome
to the Mother Country this body of
"Their prompt rally to the Empire's call," said His Majesty, "is of
inestimable value, both to the fighting strength of my army and in the
evidence it gives of the solidarity of
the Empire. The general appearance and the physical standard of
the different units are highly creditable and I am glad to hear of the
serious and earnest spirit which pervades all ranks."
have a secondary armament of suddenly over,
lighter ordnance. For instance, one
of the later Japanese dreadnaughts,
tbe Aki, has four 12-inch guns,
twelve 10-inch guns and twelve six-
Inch guns; while the Orion relies
solely on her ten 13-/.-inch guns.
The British battleship, it is true, has
some small four-inch guns, but they
are designed only to beat off torpedo craft. Under the science of the
English type of drendnaught, as exemplified by the Orion, the utmost
destructive force which can be con
centrated   in
room is put on to the capital ship
she is allowed no secondary armament. By doing away with the
smaller guns, a great saving of
buoyancy and space is effected, and
nil that Is saved in this manner Is
spent on thicker, heavier armor, on
more  guns of the largest sort, and
tons of lyddite and forged steel,
struck clear home, the awful work
of destruction would practically be
Mewa Singh to Hang Jan. 11.
VANCOUVER. Oct. 31.���Before
Mr. Justice Morrison in the assize
court yesterday Mewa Singh, the
Sikh who shot Immigration Inspector Hopkinson last week, pleaded
guilty to a charge of murder, and
was sentenced to be hanged on Monday,   January   11.     As  in   all  cases
comparative.V ""small ���nvo*vinS  caPital    punishment    the
���omparati-ciy     "��>��������  cu|pr*fa p*6U wag  uot a0cepted  and
the crown proved Its case, evidence
being given by Mr. James McCann,
caretaker of tlie courthouse, who apprehended the prisoner in tho corridor of the court immediately after
the shooting, and took the revolvers
away from him; Mr. W. A. Camp-
on" machinery' for"driving the vessel , ^i1. ���"l/fiS ��^lf 1,^11 ^'llt
at  the highest speed.    All  the sec
of the law and the facts upon which
the decision of the court was given.
"I am satisfied that the award
cannot stand," says his lordship.
"The arbitrator has made a mistake
as to the size of the lots, and as to
the rights which pass with them,
and has, therefore, acted ultra vires.
Further, I think the arbitrator has
misdirected himself as to the law
relating to valuation, and that this
appears on the face of the award."
Canadian Club.
Dr. J. D. Davidson    was   elected
president of the Vancouver Canadian
llritish Cruiser    Minerva Bombards
Arabian    Town of    Jiil.lah���-
Bulgaria Neutral.
LONDON, Nov. 5.���The British
cruiser Minerva has bombarded the
Arabian town of Jlddah on the Had
Jlddah, which is also called Jed-
dah, Djiddah and Dijeddah, is of importance as the landing place of
Pilgrims  to  Mecca���from  which  lt
ondary armament is sacrificed, and
the ship ls made into a steel raft
for carrying a small number of
short-lived but terrifically powerful
guns. Her high rate of speed, it is
reckoned,   will   enable   her   to   keep
uesses of the actual shooting, who
identified the prisoner; Dr. G. F.
Curtis, who performed the post mortem examination and Dr. J. R. Smith
who testified to the rapidity with
which death followed the attack
Club"at"th'e Mnwl'meeTlng"ln"the ����� <"������*"* about 46 miles. The town
Board iof Trade rooms last evening, backed up by mountains runs for
There was a fair attendance, and about a mile along the beach. It
��?__!*_?- di"Lcu_s!,_on_8 A00k_ P!a,ce .����� is surrounded by a wan with towers
at intervals and  has  two  forts and
different proposals to amend the
constitution, a work which Mr. F.
C. Wade, K.C, said might be regarded as a mark of decadence. The
chief change made was removing all
the past presidents, except the latest,
from the executive committee.
English Buy Cn.se.
Tlie Court of Appeal by unanimous
judgment has dismissed the appeal
of the Attorney-General of Canada
and tlie Vancouver Board of Harbor
Commissioners against the decision
iof Mr. Justice Macdonald, who, last
spring,   held   that   English   Bay  was
Mr. B. M. N. Woods, who repre-
opponents at"such"T distance 'thatI8ented the Pr*sone1-* wished his client!not a public harbor and that the
their shorter range secondary guns|to ue s'voru and Pu' ln tlle box to j foreshore did not come under the
will never come into play Only the!make a statement; but on this being i control of the Dominion govern-
heavy ordnance in whicli she holds idone tlle accused said tllat he did ment. The defendants in the action
a commanding advantage will count inot wi8n to sa'' anything more than jand the successful respondents on
and that is why she is a drendnaught th,,t contained in a statement he had ithe appeal are the Ritchie Contract-
 a fear noti,ing already given  to  Mr.  Woods.    This I ing & Supply Company,    Purvis  E.
t-  ..��� ���    _.i,      .t        _ ..,    _,    statement was read, having been die-', Ritchie and    the    Attorney-General
",thhe��� m,fa"tlne    ^e    ^at leship  mei by Mewa Singh on Octobor 26 |of  British   Columbia,     who   was  an
Modern Ship of the Line Not Built
for Beauty���Like Raft With
Guns Aboard.
The modern battleship, says a
writer in "Harmsworth's Popular
Science," is not a thing of nwiuty or
grandeur. Her llneB are hard and
harsh, her color drab and Insignificant; even in size she ls not remarkable. Warships twenty years ago
carried heavier guns than hers, and
tho vast Atlantic liners are more
majestic as well aa far more picturesque. A battleship like tho
Orion is really a small movable
fort���a floating machine designed
to carry ten pelces of ordnance. Her
highest speed is about twenty-six
miles an hour, and there are many
warships and merchant ships which
can move faster than this. When
going into battle she is stripped of
her mast, and shows plainer and
uglier than ever���a low, gray hulk,
with no sign of life visible on it,
looking like the dismantled wreck
of some tramp steamer.
But Into this sombre battleship
has gone all that modern ingenuity
can devise for lhe purpose for which
sho la built. She is tho most tremendous moving engine of destruction that mortal brain and hand have
made. The most powerful of steam
hammers exerts a force of about
SOO foot-tons. H. M. S. Orion, with
her great 13%-lnch guns alone can
product every two minutes a muzzle
energy of 700,000 foot-tons���enough
to raise thirty Orions a foot high.
By means of this enormous power
sho ls ahle to throw at every broadside more than five and a halt tons
of hardened steel and lyddite, the
most terrible explosive known. Each
shell weighs 1250 pounds; ten of
these shells can be fired simultaneously, and the force of the discharge carries them, at B high elevation, twenty-one miles. In lull view
of Hover harbor, England, the Orion
could wreck Calais, France, with a
single broadside, and within tho next
few minutes she could steam out
and destroy Boulogne. One broadside gunfire of the Orion produces
something like an earthquake and
a volcanic eruption combined, Klrst.
come the ten shells, delivered with
the smashing force or 700,000 foot-
tons; then the lyddite, in the shells,
amounting to about 8.r>0 pounds.
breaks UP the steel Into murderous
fragments and belches out n poisonous gas.
i ius tornado of destructive
energy, however, is produced at a
great cost. The ten great guns of
the Orion have a very short life, for
thev are rapidly Injured by the force
Which they create. If the Orion
were to fight continuously for about
three hours and Iwenty-mlnutes,
working her ordnance as quickly as
possible, she would throw 558 tons
of steel and lyddite with a mn/.zle
energy of about seventy million foot-
tons. Probably her deck of thick,
hard, cemented steel would then he
bent and crumpled by the continual
blast and concussion of the ten great
guns, and the guns themselves would
be useless and silent, the rifling of
their inner tubes would be worn
away by the cordite used to creat<
tiie   seventy   million     foot-tons     of
which has been spreading death and
destruction   among   the   large   ships
Board of Control.
lt   required   the  casting  vote
added defendant.    The Ritchie Con-
of | trading Company claimed the right
-��  .��,-  .-���-.-..  I....      i  .     j   u ��� .'       Jl   require,   tne   casting   vote     oi n'ouuu-g  i/uuipmiy   cianueu  uie  rigiu
���^S������     ,f fen(1���herfPlf  M��y��r Baxter at the    city    council under a lease  from  the    Provincial
m       ?    ?, V\   ', lT meeting last night to send  forward Government   to     draw     sand     from
pedo craft.    As a matter of fact, she:,��� ,������ ,-���,���,��� ,.��� .,���.,-��� M ��������� Spanish Bank.    This right was chal-
i*   , ,-, .i ,l.vArioar_natiter ��f ,aHCt,���8,,eito the legislature the Hoard of Con-
18  practically  defenceless;   and  it ls!tro.  by]atv.    The teeling. of tUe ad.
here that the idea of the battle unit
vocntes of that form of civic govern-
is   fullv  seen       Thp   wnnilnrv  nrmn   I*"1-""-** ��*   '���'<���'   "���"���"���  "'   ���*��� suvbiu-
ment has been Transferred   rom the ?'��-*-- ^,1^ ��* PST W&
dreadnaught   to   a    little     fleet    of LU" "��.]" -"^WElL &
ocean-going destroyers of very high
speed. Thrown out in a fan before
the great battleship, they protect
her from the attack of torpedo craft
proposed board of real executive
Power. "Farcical" was the description applied to some of the changes,
the  clauses  defining the  powers of
some rather large public buildings.
The town also cluima to possess "the
tomb of Mother Eve." The town has
a market Place, many eol'fe. houses
and a Turkish barracks.
A Havas Agency despatch from
Athens says that the bombardment
ot t_.o fort3 of tha Dardanelles,
which was participated in chiefly by
the British fleet, waa suspended momentarily, but iater was resumed
and continued until 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Seventy shells in
all were lired at the Turkish forts.
It is understood thai Turkey's
ipology dor the actins of her fleet In
'bombarding Russian Black Sea ports
and Russian ships proved unacceptable to the Powers of the Triple
Entente, ln that Turkey waa not prepared to accede to the demand that
the German officers iu her service te
tlismlssed and me snips purchased
from Germany  dismantled.
Bulgaria Neutral.
A despatch from nueiiarest says
that while Bulgaria will resist with
armed rorce any attempt on tne
Turks or the allies to cross her territory, she will remain neutral in
the conflict between Russia and
'urkey.     The same dispatch declar-
LONDON,   Nov.   4.���The     officin
Press   Bureau   issued   tho following ej" tj,a't 200,000 Turks are mobilizing
'at Tchatttldja,    25 miles from    Con
ner from the attack of torpedo craft, th   B     d   f c    ^ b ,�� ���rT.t        d-. |     "The Colonial Secretary has been 'stanfcinaple at the point where they
and  do  the  scouting and^defensive. v�� h"J ��� provision  "subjLt  to  the ^Joi-meci  that,   as  an   indication   of n*to  their   final   stand   against  the
         whlle  8lle  P^s  the  role  of ratification of the council " theIr -oya*'y   *�� the Emplre at thla Bulgarians in the flrst Balkan war.
The Board of Control will consist  cri8ls,'  thf  farmers  of  tlle,  various |    An official    communication    from
of a mayor and four controllers and *?J_n.t,e8 '"  -tJle.tprc>v,ncIe ?   ��,n.l��r,��; the staff of the Russian army in the
tlie striking force
Torpedo and Big Gun.
As things now stand, the bigship'each   ward   will   be   represented   by  ,of/er a* a, *!" the BPOflucts of their Caucasus,   Bays  that  Russian  troops
.-.-��������� labor,  including   mainly  oats,   pota-:*j,ave  crossed   the    Turkish  frontier
Two of the control-
with the big gun has vanquished the  one alderman.     . ..��� .,.   ..,_ -.���,,,..���-  .,  _     ,   . , , ,  	
torpedo. She is so quick that even lere will be given a two-year term tf?e8, a{��les.', p,ea!' ,beans' eheese and driving back the enemy's advance
the submarine cannot get sufficient- and instead or tbe two-year term '" JI�� n 8 _r*!f*-*'t����vwnn,ent has guards and taking a number of
ly close to hurt her. In fighting a prescribed for the mayor in the by- ff*te*"'ly,aPfceptfd, t.hJs ^nerous of- tc.wns. The Turks retreated after
ship  of  her  own   class,     she  relies law submitted    to    the   government  llr- ��",,.     vi /   d<?nors<���th,a' having suffered losses and abandon-
chiefly   on   her     tremendous     gun-; last  February a one-year term  was  ���*  f'��"'nt^?f ���  an* oat8   wf***  ',e,ing their dead.
nower.    A torpedo takes about nine- decided upon.    The question of sal-  Very- acceptable for the use of    the |    The Porte has recalled the Turk
ty seconds to cover 2,000 yards, and ary remains open and to be fixed by
it Is doubtful if even the new sr  *  t bylaw.
Survivors  Go East.
Capt.  Robert  Bartlett and   W.  L.
McKlnlay,  members of the Sto'ann-
troops, and the other articles will be 'jpj, ambassadors to France and Grea'
torpedo of the British navy ls of
any use at 5,000 yards. The enormous shell of the 13%-inch gun, on ... , 	
the   other   hand,   traviels   from   the son   exploration  party     which     left
muzzle at a speed of about 3,000
feet a second. This wonderful swiftness makes it easy to hit a mark at
five or more miles, and the enormous force behind the shell keeps it
extraordinarily true. In actual battle, it is considered the 13%-inch
ordnance ought to hit once at least
In every two shots, providing the
enemy's vessels can be clearly seen,
at a range of from five to seven
miles. The weapons of the torpedo
captain, on the other hand, would
be practically useless at long distances; and even supposing the
enemy's ship conies just within striking distance the chances are that the
torpedo captain will miss her. Between the timo he fires his pistol
and the time when his torpedo covers 4,000 yards the ship he aimed at
will 'be about a mile and a third from
its original position. He will, of
course, aim at the spot which he
reckons the ship will reach; and so
the whole thing becomes very problematic. In the case of a shell from
a big gun, however, a ship moving
at a speed will scarcely advance
half her length between the time
the shot Is fired nt her and the
time It strikes her. Thus the big
gun excels in both quickness and
sureness of aim. The big gun will
smash up and demoralize the
enemy's fleet; and then, under cover
of night, the torpedo craft will rush
In and turn the defeat into an annihilating rout.
It might he supposed that when a
ship only shows to the enemy Its
narrow bow, which increases at the
most to a breadth of barely thirty
yards. It would present n very small
mark. It might also be stipposed
Hint when a ship turns to fire broadside nt tho enemy, and presents In
turn a length of about 182 yards, II
would be a much easier target, All
this, however, Is quite wrong. It Is
hardest to hit a ship that lies broadside on and easiest to hit her when
only her bow or stern can be discerned. The great difficulty Is to
get the exact range of the enemy.
Tho big modern gun. filled with
special machinery, and hnvlng an
Immense     muzzle     energy,       whlcl*
Victoria in June last year,    r-issed
used in the hospitals of this coun
���||<.HI,V\l)K|jS   JlliilLA.N'T.
-Another 1,-
1'rltalu, the Charge d'Affalres at
Petrograd and the Minister to Servia.
ln an interview Huesseln Kussni
Paeha, regent of Egypt, denies reports that disorders have occurred
there and sdys that all of the population remains loyal to Great Brlt-
WINN1PEG, Nov.  4
through  the city Saturday en  ruute200 men have been called for from
to Ottawa, to report to the Domin- military district  10.     That was the , ,. ,
Ion   government  as  to the   -*xp'oi"i- 8'art   word   that   reached   Winnipeg aln  t0 whom  Egypt owes ner pros-
tion party and the chances of Vilh- military circles.     This means a full  Parity.
Jalmar Stefannson and  the    jther. j battalion and it is anticipated also I    MwrnDers of.L'-'yptian otilcers have
ever   being  heard   of     again.     T'itt|tnat a  full section of Army Service
other  seven  survivors  of  the  party, Corps  will  also  be organized.     Of-
wlll remain in Victoria for the limr.  licers and men of the 79th Cameron
Highlanders are especially Jubilant,
as they hope this will    mean    tbat
their regiment will go to the front
Ob a unit.
Busy Month  for Shipping.
This Ib to be the busiest month on
the waterfront since war was declared. Flfteten offshore steamers
are due. The first to come will be
the Roj-al Mall Steam Packet Company's ship Den of Airlle, Capt.
Thomson, from the United Kingdom
and the Orient. The Deu is due
November 4.
Building Permits
The building permits' issued during the ten months of this year ending Saturday were of a value
amounting to $2,860,236, as comparted with $9,948,238 in the same
period in 1913, and $16,369,062 in
Customs Receipts.
The customs receipts at the port
of Vnnrouver for the month of
October, 1914, were $330,000, approximately. For Sentember last
the receipts were $31)5,379.56, and
for October, 1913, $613,182.47.
City Drafts Land Policy.
VANCOUVER, Nov. 3.���The back-
to-the-land movement will be given
an impetus as a remit of the favorable terms offered by the city council for the settlement of the 160
acres of farm land the city owns in
Langley, This property will be
divided into one corner of nine
acres, to be sold for $1500; three
10-acre blocks tor $1200 each, and
four 9.75-acre blocks for $1000 each,
und four 20-acro blocks for $2100
each. For the first five years the
purchaser need only pay taxes und
interest, and a further flvo years
are allowed to complete purchase.
The city will also assist In clearing.
New   Rules in  Effect.
Severe comment was made by
Judge Grant during the hearing yesterday of some 300 applications for
naturalization.     His  honor  also  de-
VICTORIA, Nov. D.���Mr. J. W.
Stewart, president of the Pacillc
Great Eastern Railway, announces
that, inasmuch as the financial difficulties which confronted the company, due to the war, have now been
overcome, it is confidently expected
that the entire road, In respect to
grading, will have been completed
by the expiration of the present
volunteered   to serve ln  the British
Turkey bas no intention to con-
in.H naval operations against
Egypt, savs a dispatch to The Cor-
nere aitaiia, its correBponaent in
Constantinople states. 'l'he entire
TurklBh naval offensive will ne
against Russia.
Delta municipality Is situate, at
tbe mouth of the Fraser River iu ths
finest agricultural district in b c
The chief interests ln tbe Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit cultur*
market gardening, sheep and hors*
breeding. There are also salmon
canneries ln the Delta municipality
There are shipping facilities by rail
and boat to the markets of Canada
and tbe United States. The crop
yield is the largest per acre in Can.
ada, and the sheep and horses bred
are the finest in British Columbia.
Along the south bank ot the Erase*-
River there are splendid sites for
Board of Trade.���President, W. *.
Kirkland; secretary, 8. W. Fisher.
meets 2nd Monday ln eacb month.*
Justices of Peace���H. D. Bensou, h
J. Kirkland, J. McKee, E. L. BeVrj
Police Magistrate.���J. McKee.
Medical Health Officer.���Dr. J. Ken
Coroners.���Dr. A. A. King and Dr
J. Kerr Wilson.
School Board.���8. Wright, chairman;
A. deR. Taylor, secretary; J. iis-
Farmers' Institute.���C. Davis, prort.
dent; N. A. McDiarmid, secretary.
Delta Farmers' Game Protectiv? a*-'
soclation.���Wm.   Kirkland,   pr��i|.
dent; A. deR. Taylor, secretary.
Delta   Agricultural   Society.���D.   A.
McKee, president; A. deR. Taylor,
License Commissioner.���Reeve A. D.
Paterson,   Councillor   8.   Morlr' ,\
3. Harris, J. McKee, J.P., and .   7
L. Berry, J.P.
Member of Parliament.���J. D. Taylor,
New Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature.���F. J.
MacKenzie, New Westmin��ter.
Boat Sailings.���S.S. Sonoma leaves
Ladner for Steveston at 8.30 a.m.,
12.30 p.m., and 6.30 p.m. connect-
ting with the B.C.E.R. cars. Ferry
boat leaves Ladner for Wood-
wards at 7, 9 and 10 a.m., Lie,
8.30 and 6 p.m., returning leavea
Woodwards at 7.80, 1.30 aad
10.80 a.m. and 3, 4 and 6.30 p.a.
On Sunday leave Ladner at I and
10 a.m. and 1.30, 3, I and 7 p.m.
and half an hour later from
Woodwards. The S.8. Transfer
leaves for New Westminster dally,
except Sundays, at 7 a.m.; returning leaves New Westminster at 3
p.m., reaching Ladner at 5.80 p.m.
Railways.���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon daily for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.;
returning, leaves Vancouver at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Gulchos
about 3.30 p.m. B.C.E.R., Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Eburne
and Steveston���Cars leave Granville street depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) to
meet New Delta at 8.30 a.m. and
3.30 p.m. and leaves for New
Westminster via Bburne at 8.00
a.m. and 3 p.m. Special car for
Bburne at 6.00 a.m. Cars leave
Steveston at 3.30 a.m. and hourly
until 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, 8 a.m. to 7
p.m. Mall for Vancouver cloaei
at 3 p. m.; for New Westminster
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed all day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets In th.
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on the
second and fourth Saturdays In
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.
LONDON, Nov. 5.���Unprecedented
activity prevailod at tlie Admiralty
here. Concerning all British naval
movements the censorship is tightened to the strictest. Rumors aro
current of an impending fight with
the KaiBer's fleet. The authorities
did not try to disguise their anxiety
concerning the reports thot four
(leiman dreadnoughts snd four ur-
niored crulsor.s steamed, cleared tor
action, froiii their base out to sea.
Unless the British squadron quickly
oi aled this sea force, it la admitted
I. might do imni-iisc damage along
he English coast.
kdeps the shell true to lis mark overicided   to  bring  Into effect  new  reg-
B long distance, can be ninied
itralght by any well-trained gunner.
The problem Is to Bet the gun nt Iln
illations with regard to the making
of applications. Those desiring to
take out naturalization  papers must
exact e)evation necessary lo make henceforth appear in person, while
the shell fall at, sny It.nno yards. Ah after January 1 the court will rc-
ilmosl   microscopic difference In  the  quire all those supporting the nppllc-
lllt of the gun will cause the shot
to   fall.   say.   H.OiiO   nr   8,050   yards
The shot may be quite straighl and
yet go over lhe ship or splash harmlessly In front of it, if the ship |s
steaming broadside on. If, on the
other hnnd, she Is steaming end-on.
showing her stern. for Instance,
then the shot fired at her will tell.
no matter whether It is fifty vards
short or fifty yards too fnr.    Klevat-
ant's claims to also appear before
him In person. This will do away
with the making cl affidavits altogether, and their simple presentation by file lawyer appearing on bo-
half of thp application.
Italian Will Hang.
At   the   assize     court     ypRterday,
Mario  Montanarlo was found  guilty
of murdering Angelo Tot I on September  22   lnst, nnd  Mr.  Justice  Morrl
fire control, and smash on n turret,
near Ihe bows; while ;*| n range of
8.950 yards it may strike one of the
stern turrets and jam It. Thus the
captain In the conning tower will
propellent power. That Is what Imp-1 manoeuvre to get his ship within
pened to the great guns used in the'about five miles of the enemy, and
ed   to  a   range  of  9,0.10  yards,   thei son Imposed the death sentence. The
shell  may plough through  funnel or .hanging will tnke place at  the New
Westminster gaol on January 15
next. This is the second verdict of
murder returned at this assize.
Appeal Count UpHeta Award.
VANCOUVER. Nov. ��.���With
Chief Justice Mncdonald dissenting.
the Court of Appeal has    sustained
In charge of the aviation seqtlon
Of the British corps which made a
daring attack upon the Zeppelin
airship sheds at Dusseldorf recently, being successful In setting fire
to one of these leviathans of the air.
He is a Canadian, having been born
ln Manitoba.
Coal mining rignts or the Dominion, In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, thi
Northwest Territories and ln a por
tion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of 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
made by tbe applicant ln person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of tbe district In whieh the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must he described hy sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
In unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be
refunded If the rights applied for
are not available, but not otherwise
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the
rate ot five cents per ton.
The person operating the mlae
shall furnish the Agent with swore
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
al least once a year.
The lease will Include the coal
mining rights only, but the lessee
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10.00
an acre.
For full Information application
should he made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication ol
this advertisement will not be paid
mllT rMMdr   far   Ctuiki
dee*.    Small bottle.    Beet
elect  u��
Holy Communioi, first and Mi ird
Sundays at 11 a.m., second aa<i
fourth Sundays at 8 a.m.; Saints'
Days, 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.; Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Evening Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday evening, Litany at 7:30 o'clock, Rev.
F. Vernon Venables, rector. Tbe
rector preaches In thc Boundary Bay
school house every other Sunday at
2:30 p.m.
Baptist Chnrctt.
Pastor���Rev.     D.  G.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 soi.;
evening aervlce, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday. 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of tbe Ladles'
Creaeent Island���Sunday school. '   \
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.;  singing pr��< >
tlee and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.33
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sua-
day school, 2 p.m.; singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909. Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
a.m. Rev. Father W. Chaput, parish
Services next Lord's Day nt 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworlh Lear1"1
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Rev. C.
Wellesiey Whittaker, pastor.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at '���
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at "������'"
o'clock; Sun-day school at 2.30 p.m*
Rev. J. J. Hastie, minister.
Any corrections in above name''
or times should be sent to the office
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C.
The Delta Times ls prblished every
Thursday from tbe Times BoH*"
ing, Ladner. B.C. J. D* T��J-,or-


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