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Volume 7
Timber   Legislation   Declared to Be
pattern As Regards Conservation of Resources.
$1.00 A YEAR.
VICTORIA, Feb. 19.���Answering
the charges of reckless extravagance
levelled against the present administration by Mr. Parker Williams in
,l,t, construction of roads, bridges
aiul public bulldingB, Sir Richard
jicBride, at yesterday's session of the
legislature, reiterated his policy of
development of the province through
the betterment of transportation
(acillties. He challenged the leader
ot the opposition to point to any
province or country in the world
,viiPt... under parallel difficulties
Buch a splendid record had been made
In the matter of permanent improvements.
Model for the World.
Speaking later to the second reading of the bill to adjust timber royalties introduced last week by the
minister of lands, the premier paid
a high compliment to Hon. W. R.
Ross and his staff of assistants for
having developed an advanced model
of legislation which would stand as
a pattern for the world in legislation!
affecting the conservation of natural!
Opposition's Inconsistency.
He scored over the leader of the
opposition  whom he accused of inconsistency, quoting    from the two
speeches made during the afternoon
in one of which the member for New-!
castle condemned the plan of bring-1
ing in legislation   which   would not
mature in effect for   years to come
and within an hour    had endorsed
the plan of legislating for the future1
anil had criticised the   terms of thej
The premier dealt with the re-,
marks attributed to Dr. Patterson at
a recent meeting of the Conservatives
of Vancouver, a subject which wasj
injected into the debate on the Loan:
Biil by the leader of the opposition,!
(���nd while he denied first-hand!
knowledge of the utterances the premier was outspoken in his denunciation of the impropriety of such statements,
Indian Reserves.
The premier also took up the
question of Indian reserves, which
had also come within the purview ot
Mr. Williams' Indictment. He stated
that the leader of the opposition had
endeavored to make capital out of
the transactions connected with the
purchase of the Songhees reserve
and the Kiisilano reserve.
"In regard to these transactions,"
esid the premier, "we take the stand
and challenge the opposition to provo
otherwise, that we have acted in the
besl interests of the province; and
whether you examine the negotiations connected with these transactions from the viewpoint of local conditions or from the viewpoint of
1 "a n cut financial dealing, you
must, if you propose to be fair, come
to the conclusion that the government las justified in its action, that
province will benefit materially
and that no one will be injuriously
Ric-hiiioml Council Receives Petition,
1'rom Ratepayers Which Will
Be Examined by Clerk.
CAMBIE, Lulu Island, Feb. 17������
The schemes for the dyking of Sea,
island and the northwest corner ofi
Lulu island made good progress.!
Yesterday afternoon a petition of
hea island property owners, said tot
bear the requisite number of slgna-*
tures, was presented to the municii
pal council, asking that the council
undertake the dyking of the shorel
. extending from the northeast corner*
of section nine to the southwest corn
uer of section twenty-seven Thisi
was referred to Clerk Wlllson fori
verification, while Councillors Rees i
McCallan and Howell were made a,
'committee to confer with a rate-,
payers' committee regarding the)
flans for the dyke.
Messrs.     R,    d.     Rorison,      w
Scratchley and W. T. Esterbrook oi
-tha       a_-.n--.lnl        -,_- ��� I_,
Estimates   Arq  Approved���
H.  O.   Wanted���Crushed
Rock for Roads.
Large  Portion of Ladner Estate  to
Be Plotted���Opening Several
New Streets.
The estimates as submitted by the Interest in the one-time famous
school trustees calling for an ap-j Ladner estate which had to a cer-
propriation ot $8,000 this year was tain extent died out during the past
successfully passed at the council
meeting on Saturday last aud the
board will now be able to proceed
with the school work for the year.
Applications for the position of
medical health officer are to be
called for up till February 28 next.
Tenders for the supplying of crushed
rock to the municipality will also
be called for and the McLellan Luui-
ill be allowed to run
the special committee appointed  by I Uer Company wii
the ratepayers of the Cambie    and  tneir   twenty-four   inch   blow   pipe
Bridgeport  districts,  consulted  thei! across the road opposite their con
council, Mr. Rorison being thei
spokesman. He said that a petition,
for a dyke extending from No. 2i
road to No. 5 road had been prepared and was ready for circulation.!
The committee would be working
the next day and on Thursday eve-i
ning a report would be made to a)
mass meeting of ratepayers.
Two points were gone into by Mr.
Rorison with the municipal solicitor.]
The latter stated that the council*
in building the dyke for the ratepay-*
ers, secured no title whatever to)
the foreshore or the land on which)
the dyke stood. Further a property-)
owner might build at any time over
cern, providing it is placed on tha
same level as the existing -pipe.
Here are the minutes as furnished
by Clerk McDairmid.
From Davis, Marshall, McNeill
and Pugh, notifying the council they
had reported favorably to the Dominion Securities Ltd. on 'the Delta
Municipal Hall bylaw and East Delta
Drainage bonds. Received and
From Royal Columbian Hospital,
notifying council of patients admitted.    Received and filed.
From Messrs. Miller and Jewhurst
drawing the attention of the board
to the bad state of the road leading
to  their  property    near   the   Scott
year, is revived again now that-the
subdivision plans of a certain seventy or eighty acre section lying almost in the centre of the town have
been approved by the council ana)
tht work of plotting this property
into town lots is now under way by
a firm of surveyors.
Several new streets will be thrown
open when the surveys are complete
and the completion of the subdivision will materially assist in giving
a metropolitan appearance to Ladner. The work is being done at
the instigation of the executors of
tbe estate, but nothing can be learned of their plans with regard .to
the dispoal of the property and it is
not known whether the land will be
placed on the market for sale or
held for a year or two until the
realty market brightens. The plans
were approved at the meeting of the
council  *n  Saturday last.
Engineer McLiichlun    in    Charge of
Harbor Development There,
Writes to Department.
OTTAWA,   Feb.     17.���Despatches!
have been received    at the Department of Railways and  Canals from ,
4VIr._D. W. McLachlan,    engineer in
charge of the harbor    development
at Port Nelson.   These were written, i
about the middle ' of    January and/;
have come overland by dog team to
Le Pas.    In a letter dated January^
10, to Chief Engineer Bowden, Mr. \
McLachlan says
Audience   Waits   Hour
Ernest    Hall's    Talk
An interesting and instructive lec-
|ture was delivered to the people of
"I notice from the few newspapers j Ladner last Monday evening by Dr.
that have come into camp that the* j Ernest Hall, of Vancouver, and the
press of the country have been devoting sony attention to last summer's work at this place, and I am
sorry to learn that so many mis-i
statements of facts were published
at a time when they could not be;
denied. The Christmas and New
Year's holidays   were    spent    most
affair was largely attended. The
doctor's subject was "Suffrage for
Women," and the speaker handled
bis difficult subject in a masterly
manner, showing deep study of this,
to the women at least, all important
Originally billed  fo commence at
pleasantly by all in camp, with eu-1 8 P-m-* 'he thick fog on the river
tertainmentsv happiness and comfort held the ferr>' back for over two
on all sides.      Our    Indian huntersi' hJ��\l,rs ,a_ll! tlile consequence was^Dr.
have brought in nearly    a hundred;"'  '   '  "    " '"'"	
caribou and with the birds    which
Richmond Will Benefit by Locating
of Two Large Factories, Is
the dyke on his land, but If he dam- road.      Received,    as    the    matter |     CAMBIE, Lulu Island, Feb. 17.-
aged or it did not maintain it, the; I would be taken under consideration !To facilitate   the   construction and
council could sue him for damages, I in making estimates.
The council yesterday decided toi From secretary of the school
call for applications for the position) board, enclosing estimates amount-
of police magistrate. Applicants;' ing to $8,000 for 1914. Received
must state salary.      Appointee will and filed
be required to live in the vicilnty ofi
The council finally    passed    the
temporary loan bylaw of 1914.
Traffic over the Ladner-Woodward's Landing ferry is increasing
with the advent of spring weather
and each trip of the big boat and
scow sees a capacity load aboard
both of vehicular and passenger
trafric. The auto stage Is having
its own troubles these days and the
service is suffering ln consequence.
However, the promoters declare that
two modern and brand new machines will make their appearance
soon after, which they anticipate no
difficulty in coping with the increase in trade. The condition of
the Lulu Island road from the ferrj
to North Arm is, with the exception
of the planked portion, in a deplorable condition and unless some improvement ls made shortly there ;*"
a possibility that the stage will not
bo able to negotiate the distance
under the hour.
From Fraser Valley Development.
League, asking council to appoint
delegates to the adjourned general
meeting to be held in New Westminster on February 27.    Received.
A petition from Alex. Falk and
others, asking council to put a flood
operation of two large manufactories
the diversion of the No. 17 road,
near Terra Nova, and of the River
road, Bridgeport, was asked of the
municipal council yesterday afternoon. The Morrison Nail Company
proposes to locate on a large site
on land controlled by the Pretty Interests, and the latter seek the exchange of a deed to the old location
of No. 17 road for a deed to the
new route. The attitude of the
council     was     favorable.       Reeve
box  on  the  north  side  of  Annacis, _   _-���,���,,   -�����.
Island.      Referred  ro  dyking  com- \ Bridge and Councillors Howe 1  Fos-
mittee with power to act. ter and McCallan were appointed a
Subdivision plans of a portion of committee, wi hpower to act to con-
lots 106 and 115, group 2, also of Bult the municipal solicitor regard-
lot 6, northeast quarter section 24,
township 4, were approved.
The clerk was instructed to post
notices asking for the applications
for position of medical health officer, applicants to state salary required and applications to be in the
hands of the clerk by the next meeting.
The clerk was ordered to advertise for tenders for a supply of
crushed rock, also to engage
Messrs. Burnett and McGuigan to
locate a portion of Boundary Bay
road,  also  Benson  road north.
The road foreman was Instructed
to call for tenders for clearing,
grading and gravelling a portion of
the Peck road. Tenders to be In
by  next  meeting.
The McLellan     Lumber Company
Ing the necessary procedure.
The diversion of the old River
road near Sea Island bridge was
sought by Mr. R. D. Rorrison, who
stated that once it was diverted a
deal would go through bringing to
Bridgeport an Industry with, at the
start, a payroll of $46,000 a year.
He offered a deed for the new route.
From the comment of Councillors lt
appeared that if there was no ob;
jection by property owners, this alteration would be made.
Judgment Is Expected to Be Handed
Down  Before the End of
the Month.
OTTAWA, Feb. 17.���The long
were granted permission to build a' awaited judgment on the Western.
24-ini>h   blow  pipe  across  the  road j freight   rates  case  will     likely    be)
,  | opposite the mill, same   to   be   as!handed down before the end of the
Caplain    Tryon Proposes    Imperial high  as present  pipe. j month  by  the  railway  conimtsslon-
Preferenre Without Further The     following     accounts     were! ers.    They expected to have it com
abound in this country    our dinner!
table furnishes food quite the equal
of anything that can be produced ln
civilization.      Our supplies,    which,
were described as being    in such ar
horrible condition, are all fine and
nothing bas spoiled by reason of exposure at Port Nelson. j
"I suppose it would be useless to
explain that of the eight    hundred
pieces of round spruce piling, which
were carefully put overboard  when
wind and tide were right, six nun-'
dred are    safely landed    where expected and  have been rolled where)
they will be safe until next spring.!
In regard to the Alette, I must say-
that I asked her captain    to move
before she  bumped  on  the  bottom
and he refused.    She left port ana
came back and beached herself four)
and a quarter miles away.    When I
boarded her on November sitith she
was practically free of  water,  and
I do not (pee now    how    she couldi
have been in any great danger from
sinking.    The Clarence was wreck-,
ed fourteen and a half miles away
and before we had a chance to do)
anything for her.   It ill-becomes thei
captain to speak in parables.    That,
wreck should not be taken as hav-.
ing any bearing on the good or bad
qualities of this port."                      ,
Hall did not arrive at his destination until about nine o'clock, and
after his audience had*, been kept
waiting for over an hour.
During the wait songs of a high
quality were rendered by Messrs.
Thornthwaithe and E. L. Berry, and
the audience showed its appreciation by hearty and repeated applause.
Dr. A. A. King performed the
onerous duty of chairman excellently, and before adjournment a resolution was carried, asking the Provincial Government to bring down
legislation granting the franchise to
women in British Columbia^ A
standing vote was taken on this
question and it has been said since
that a number of the male portion
cf the audience, did not rise.
Last night the second annual dinner of tho Delta Board of Trade
took place, and judging from the report of the committee and the number of tickets sold in advanfce it is
foregone conclusion tbat the dln-
'���'i will go down in the blstory of
Ladner as the most successful public
'unction ever held iu this progressive anil growing community. On
Thursday over 100 tickets had been
������'served and the chairman reported
a sharp demand for tbe paste boards
''11 through the day, and he was consent that nearly two hundred
BUests would be assembled when the
toast "The" King" was drank, iu
Taxing Pood Stuffs.
LONDON,  Feb.     17.-T.ie    tariff,-,, .*,..,������������.,,-,,.
amendment to the address   was de- j j_
feated   yesterday  by  a majority  of
74.    Captain G.  C.  Tryon,  Unionist,
passed  for payment*.
School accounts    $1153.65
ames Kelly  	
J,   Brodie   	
Will Appear in March Under Management of Edward Beck, Is
MONTREAL, Feb. 18.���There are
more developments in the Montreal
journalistic Meld as the result of
'""nt changes of ownership and
"-nation of publication ot estab-
lishod newspapers. A new evening
journal, "The Montreal Dally News,"
Is announced to appear about the
middle of March. It is independ-
"���tly-owned and said to have strong
backing and will appear, it ts said,
fuder the management of Mr. Ed-
���Mi.rl Beck, who engineered the
Legislative graft scandal exposure.
A Canadian Press franchise has been
;'i'plled ror and report says that Mr.
���'"'-���k will print further startling
Hi disclosures, besides lining up
��� newspaper against the Montreal
P| nm ways Corporation and for reform in municipal government.
member for Brighton, advocated Im-tiR
perial preference as far as possible \ \y
and practical without Imposing fresh1 r>'
c-utles on imported foodstuffs, and, ���*,-',
by admitting colonial Imports at a-1 a.
lower rate than foreign imports, he, r.
would Impose an ad va.orem duty up a.
tc ten per cent on foreign uianufac-- A.
tures. J.
Sir Stanley Buckmaster, solicitor- A.
general, said such a policy of lm-| G.
perial preference was one that could W.
not exist. If the opposition desired,, F.
colonial preference they must tax, D.
M. Allen . . .
H. Robinson
Running . . .
VIdulich . . .
Martinolich   .
Mcl.achlln   . .
pleted before this but when the.*
came to wade through the chief!
facts contained in the five million
words of evidence and the few hundred pounds of exhibits, they found
they were up agakist a bigger task
than was expected.
The    judgment    was    practically
12-30 (prepared, but it needs to be revised
5*��^ | before, gcing out to the public. What
its  contents  are  only  the  commissioners  themselves  know   and   they
pre silent on th-* matter.
27.00 j
12.25 |
Did the opposition Intend tq'. Tom        27.50
nclude raw    material?      He denied, j *Joe,
such a preference would    bind  tha;
colonies to the Mother Country.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Feb. 17.���
On Friday last at a meeting called
fo' the purpose, the commissioners
"f the North Fraser harbor chosei
Messrs. Davis and Leslie, consulting!
"'glneers, 119 Pender street west,
;i" the engineers whom they will en-i
trust with the laying out of thei
*orth Fraser harbor.
New Westminster's weekly market
vesterday morning presented an average appearance, with supplies and
prices equal to last week's.
Vegetables, meats and flowers
were in good quantities. Of the
first, potatoes at $1.25 a sack were
prominent, while parsnips fetched
90 cents per sack. Cabbages and
turnips were quoted at 75 cents a
sack. , .
Neither egsg nor butter varied in
price the former at 45 cents a dozen
retail, and the latter at 40 cents a,
pound retail. , ,,
The supply of poultry kept  well
up  to  the  average,   with  the  result   w    McL--d          163.10
that ln ithls corner the trailing vvas, N    A    McDa-rm*H         265.no
B.  C.  Electric         249.02
Fashion Stables           34.00
Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson      26.15
Drs. Walker and Kenny  . . 5.00
.1.  Kerr Wilson         173.00
J.  W.  Brandrith     5.00
G.   I.   Baker         * 32.41
Est.  R.  E.  Kittson     2.00
Sroplnlch   . . .
Ormlston   . . .
O'Keefe   . . . .
M.  McKenzie
A. Tine  	
F. Sparks   	
E.  S.  McBride   .
fairly brisk, the average price for
poultry being 2. cents a pound,
while (lucUs were 20 cents a pound.
Beer and veal were the chief articles on the meat stalls, with no
change from last Friday's quotations. ,     ...      .   ���
Fish  was not so plentiful    n-    i>
The council  then adjourned
Saturday,   February   28,   at   :
VANCOUVER,     Feb.   17.���Reeve
Lawson,  _. Councillors   Whyte   and
should have been, while red spring1 shields and the municipal clerk, Mr.
salmon at 18 cents a pound was a
feature. Oollchans and steelhead
salmon were In fair quantities.
As usual there was an abundance
or flowers including dnfrodils, carnations, potted hyacinths, azaleas
and tulips. There was also raspberry and rose bushes for spring
Peake, of West Vancouver, have
been served with notices of a petition that the election of the tirst
three named shall be declared null
and void. The petitioner ls Mr.
Robert Walker, a ratepayer of West
Vancouver. The matter will come up
In court on Friday, February 20, at
10:30 a.m.
Be Moved Tomorrow by
mier Borden���Discussion
Will Be Academic.      x
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 16.���The
second reading of the redistribution
till will be moved in the Commons
tomorrow by Premier Borden. As
the premier has accepted the general
principles laid down by Sir Wilfrid
Laurier ln connection with the redistribution bill of 1803 the expectation is that the discussion will be
of a somewhat academical nature.
Maritime members will no doubt
take advantage of the last opportunity offered to press their claims.
No official announcement has yet
teen made as to the makeup of the
committee of seven which will have
charge of the readjustment of the
boundaries of the constituencies.
Fraser Street Property Owners Will
Petition Provincial Government
to That End.
SOUTH -VANCOUVER, i?eb. 17.������
The Fraser Street Property Owners'
Association last evening decided to
ask the Provincial Government to
make the necessary arrangements
with the municipalities interested
and with the C. N. R. and B. C. E.
R., so that a bridge might be erected
across the North Arm of the Fraser
River at the foot of Fraser street.
The officers of the association
were  elected  as  follows:   President,
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, Feb.
16.���The business of Cory, Cole &
Howard, marine smiths, has been
taken over by Thomas Howard.
In the Bridgeport school assembly
room this evening, Mr. G. R. B.
Elliott, a civil engineer, will give a
lecture on the effect of water on
plant life. Some months ago, Mr.
Elliott went over Lulu Island and
drafted a comprehensive drainage
An animal rarely seen on Lulu Island and only occasionally shot, was
killed at Gilmore's ranch near Terra
Nova last week. It was a red fox,
and the pelt was an exceptionally
good one.
The St. Valentine's ball of Richmond branch, Victorian Order of
Nurses, was attended by over two
hundred, and was acclaimed by
everyone a grand success. The
i opera was very attractively decorated for the occasion by the special
Mr. Austin Harris, recently appointed municipal waterworks superintendent, has withdrawn from the
Steveston Transfer Company. The
business is now in the hands of Mr.
N. Bodwell.
It is stated that Mr. C. F. Lockhart  will leave in  the course of a
Mr.  Gale;     first  vice-president,  Mr.
J. R. Brown;  second viee-presldent, IJ~�� dB^j f0r California.
Mr. J. Armstrong;  secretary, Mr. G,       Two  residences in  couri-e  of con-
Heusley   Batcheler;   executive   com-1 stnlf.llon at present are being built
mlttee, Messrs. G. Stewart, Councillor G. W. Thomas, G. Wood, F. Way,
McKay, J. Norburv, W. Smale, G.
Colbart, J. H. Baird, W. A. Allen,
W. P. White, Newpl, Astie, J. B.
Martin and Hawthorne.
respectively by Mrs. James McDonald, on Second avenue, near the post
office anil by Mr. William Bowen,
on Fourth avenue antl Regent
streets. Mr. B. Kitcher is having a
house erected on Sixth avenue, near
the  English churoh.
The  local   Anglican    church
. [hold  a  concert   and  dance   in
Charged with trespassing and with i opera house on February  23
cruelty lo animals, .1.  Eaton, a resi- j of the attractions    will Ik the
dent of  East Delta,  was  fined  $20! over Male Quartette
and $1 respectively, with costs of $5
s-dued by Magistrate McKee on Wednesday morning last. The charge of
trespassing was preterred by Specail
Constable L. Hornby mid the evidence went to show that Eaton bud
Leen shooting over the land of the
aforesaid Hornby, despite the fact
that notices warned him ofi'.
This evening the Epworth League
will have charge of tho prayer service at the Richmond Methodist
CAMBIE, Lulu Island, Feb. 16.���
The debate between students of the
One Unprecedented  Action   Follows
Another in Lord's War With
LONDON, Feb. 14.���The conflict
between the two Houses of parliament already emphasized by the
House of Lords passing an amendment to the address will be further
Illustrated next week In another direction, it is announced that the
Unionist members of the House of
Lords Intend to reopen the investigation into the Marconi stock affair
which created so much excitement
last year.
Lord AmpthiU has given notice
of motion in the House of Lords for
Tuesday next which will give Lord
Murray an opportunity to make the
explanation which his visit to South
America prevented when the Commons Committee sat last year.
On the other charge it was alleged j Bridgeport school on the question,
that the accused had used tame \ "Resolved, that Pitt,-Earl of Chat-
ducks as decoys which he would ! |,am wa8 a greater statesman than
stake out und shoot over as the Wild vvalpole," was awarded by the judge*'
birds would alight. This was not Principal I. N. Brough, of the Brl-
clearly proven, however, and the!tannla Hlg*j school to thi affirma-
nominal line Of |1  was Imposed.        | Uve gpeaker8i Thomas Laing, leader,
 jand Miss Victoria Gay, Mildred Sy-
ENGIXEEH IS KILLED. I ness,    May    Hartlne   and    Christine
 . I Lanoville.    Three historical tableaus
Two Engines Are Derailed mid Well ; were presented by tbe students.   One
Known Trainman  Is Crushed
to  limith.
CALGARY, Feb. 17.���What ts alleged by C. P. R. officials tu be the
work of train wreckers caused a railroad smashup at Bellevue yesterday
morning when two engines were derailed with the result that a man
was killed. A doubleueader freight
train, westbound, run into the ditch,
both engines turning completely
over. Engineer Harry Thompson,
who lived at Macleod, and who Is
well known among trainmen in Calgary, was thrown under one of the
engines and his life crushed out.
of these showed Prince Charles Edward saved from the soldiers by
Flora McDonaU. the second gave
Wolfe, quoting to hls soldiers lines
from Gray's Elegy. The death ot
Wolfe after the battle of Abraham
was the subject of the third tableau. A feature of the programme
which was much appreciated was an
exposition of the Eighteenth Century Minuet by girls garbed ln the
! costumes  of tho  period.
iBig New Building    in Victoria Will,
t'o��i Between 9700,000 mid
VICTORIA,   Feb.   16.���The
tract  for the Hudson's    Bay
pany's departmental    store in
toria lias been let to the B. C
struction and Engineering Company.
The  work   oi  construction   will   ti*
commenced within a few days.   The.
contract     price     has   not   been   announced, but it is between $700,000
and $800,000, exclusive of the cost
of excavation and also the mechanical equipment.
Council   Decides   to   Ask   Provincinl|
Government's Assistance to
That End.
SOUTH VANCOUVF.lt. Feb. 17.���
j The municipal council yesterday aN
;ternoon passed a resolution request-
i ing the Provincial    government to
! furnish a copy of the evidence pre-
c��n-  sented ir. the South    Vancouver en-
Com- quiry conducted by    Commissioner
Vlc". Crehan,  In  1912 and  1913.    It was
also  decided  to    seek    tbe  government's assistance ln s��curing the C.
N.   B.  tunnel    entrance     for South
Vancouver,    A  large crowd  attended to hear the announcements of appointees    to    the    positions    lately-
rendered   vacant  but   it   was  statedi
that the appointments would not bar
made until Friday.
I s
s it
Coal Commissioner's Report
Makes Recommendations
Delivery in Bulk; Lower Freight Rates; Grading of Various
Classes and Qualities; Supervision of Grades and
Inspection of Mine Weighing and Weights Included
in  Mr.  Burns'  Recommendations.
depend r.pon selling to
They are also encumbered with disproportionate rates to those nearest
points, which at prelent should be
their natural and legitimate market.
The completion of tbe Kettle Valley
Railway to the coast is expected to
relieve  tne
out, but at
Bull, delivery of coal instead of
delivery in sacks as at present, reduction on freight rates from the
interior of British Columbia, establishment of sizes and quality of tho
various classes and grades, supervision or inspection of mine weighing and weights are recommended
by Coal Commissioner W. E. Burns
of Vancouver in his report which is
row iu ibe bands of the Provincial
government authorities at  Victoria.
It is believed that there is little
likelihood of legislation being framed upou the recommendations of the
report during the present session, as
it is the desire of tlie authorities to
give the various Interested parties
ample tlmo for looking over the
findings of the commissioner, and
presenting suggestions, | Nest and  Bankhead.
Air. Burns' recommendations fol-| Golden    (rom   Tabor,
low:.  The establishment of the sizes
and  quality  of  tiie various  classes
end grades Ol  coal known to com-
merc i as applicable to all of the dif- jThe figures show that
provided by mines,   he states    that
evidence produced before him shows
that    the   Vancouver island   mines
have cut off their outside    markets
when the    local   markets demanded
their full capacities.   Coal shortages
have in the past arisen ou: of abnormal conditions, he thinks, and little
danger would occur 'f dealers spread
their sa'es more uniformly through-,
out the year aud the operators preserved a policy    of serving local demands first. |
Attention is drawn  by     commissioner to the fact that coal supplied
I to   North   Vancouver   goes   through
i Vancouver agents and the dealers in
j North Vancouver   have    to pay 25c
railways, j Per ton tribute.      He    believes that
North Vancouver should be eliminated from the Vancouver agents' territory.
The ^0 cents extra charged by the
Vancouver-Nsnaimo   Coa'.     Mining
Co. for its coal, it is explained, arises
that    this concern
TELL TALES OF   The ROp! M\\\i Of CftlM
Incorporated 1809.
veterans Cast Interesting .Sidelights
on Early Times on the Lower
Capital Authorized
Capital Paid Up
Reserve Funds   ...
*'"���"���'."*���.'���'���"""   *~5'000,000
��� ,00��
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Mm
Dollars. "'*
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make eve
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his fin?n ?*"
situation,  it ls  pointed   out of the fact
present the rate to the i signed up with
The story of how Walter Moberly,
then  a stalwart  young  engineer  of | affairs.
26,  penetrated   the  Rockies  in   thej
year 1856, came down the Pitt Riveri
to  the Fraser, built the first house' Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and UnwaH
in New Westminster and started to Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, 0n May si.* .��"_.
look for a site for the Western ter
minal of the C. P. R., was briefly
told by .Mr. Moberly, now a veteran
aged 82, in the witness box in the
Supreme Court in Vancouver the
other day. To none did the story
Min<*  appeal with greater interest than to
November 30th each year.
H. F. BISHOP, Manager.
LADNER, b.c,
roast is the best rate the mines have. I Workers during the recent strike at j the otller veterans of the 'sixties, who
To al! points In the Nicola valley an Increased scale of wages and , had oem subpoenaed by the Domih-
even to Nicola, a distance of six ��� therefore provided with its agents ! ion aru- Provincial governments to
miles from Merritt the producing Ifor an increased price of coal until; give evidence in regard to the ques-
point, the rate is $1. To Golden the Itne otller m]nPS were operating to I tlon of the limits of Vancouver Har-
rate Is 33.85, as against $3.10 to itnelr -"" capacity.
nl charge of five cents per ton for
False Creek dealers for transferring
in from English bay. The rail rate
to Vancouver from Merritt is $ 1.S0,
ferent coal fields of the province
The establishment of a method of
supervision or inspection, government or otherwise, of classes and
grades of coal sold and erlalt in with
accompanying incidents ot enroree-
ment. This object might be accomplished by the natural working out
of the opposing interests of buyers
and sellers in the trade if sizes and
quality  were standardized.
The establishment of a method of
supervision or inspection, government or otherwise, of mine weighing
and weights.
Lonsicieration or the oavisaDinty
of adjusting conditions in the industry at present upon the long-ton
basis to  the short-ton  basis.
The establishment of bulk delivery to the customer In the larger
places at least, either by means of
legislation or by arrangement with
tbe civic authorities with accompanying Inspection and regulation of
��'i-iiiug   uittuioas.     in   connection
vlth this steps should be taken to
ensure tnat. reduction In prices to
the consumer which the I'limin.-itipn
bf costs established would warrant.
Consideration of the advisability
of steps being taken tp afford if
possible a sufficient reduction in
rales on coal from the Interior to
the coast to enable thc interior
mines to compete in the coast trade.
Facts Mere Available,
Mr. Hums, during his Investigations which were commenced at
least a year ago, was required to
take up a large number of phases of
the coal price situation. Among
other things, ho enquired into tho
cost of production, cost of transportation, cost to dealers within and
outside of the province, cost to consumers within and outside of the
province, profits made by mine owners, profits of dealers, alleged shortage of coal and reasons for such
shortage within the past five years
and whether sucb shortage was occasioned by i he Bhipmenl outside of
the province or   toal mined here,
A portion of the report covers an
Recount of the Bet ��� Ion ��� held during
the Investigation nnd tho obtaining
from the operators of accountancy
statements:. In this connection the
commissioner states that operator
and dealer without exception met
him with an attitude of complete
������ nd 'mr i arvod disclosure of their
business d-?tai's and methods. In
audition to examining consumers,
dealers and operators, the commissioner went th.ough various mines
In the provinces and also visited the
yards and plants of City dealers.
What ConinlfllntS Were.
Summarized, the principal complaints made to him by consumers
were:  Fl'gh  prions, Inferior quality,
shortage In   ��� hi and shortage of
Dealing with the methods emp'oy-
c .1 by operators and di alers In handling coal Ihe e inunlssioner explains
thai as lim c lal of the province is
of n soft nnd friable nature tit" operator bas had to I'* I; to the lars-e
or lump rT.nl for hls profit and the
dealer In turn has hnd to look forward to and absorb a loss on tbe
smaller coal and on tho slack created
In transit of the lump coal,
A lengthy account is given of the
mining of coal and also nr the wa i
In which the dealers handle ir, which
is follow .���(! by b discussion of pi
riticiirni costs.     Tito   commission! r
gives tlu- following figures   as the
average cost per long    ton of the
mini's upon n  permanently producing basis hi  the    province:     1908,
12.71     to  fS.10;     1009,     ��2.68  to
$3.21;   1910, 12.56  to "13.34;   1911,
?2.7S  to  $3.38;     1912,     $2.4.     to
$3.18,   Thi sc figure i would appear
to ��� how  that  'In- rest  of production
.���it  the mine    has ft il i banged ma-
���    [ally although tbe maximum cost
bas    steadily    risen,        importani
features of the mining    production
costs, he points out, are! Tbe fact
thai  a comparatively large amount
cf rock paid for right through the
mining  costs    Without    return,  the
fact that the percentage of the total
producion of screenings made al tbe
tipple ranges from 30 to 50 per cent.
and the varying prices of both contract and company  labor.
Reference Is made to the fact
that the Nicola valley mines owing
to a rat�� of $1.80 to the roast, are
prevented rrom entennp seriously
Into the coast coal trade, and must
The  commissioner    suggests that
i householders use slack contents with
t lump coal  for the purpose of bank-
i ing furnace and boiler fires, claiming
Crow'B  that if an arrangement were made
| for a certain grade of lump coal to
which   is a ! C0Mtai1* a percentage of slack there
���greater distance away. 'would be a saving   of   50 cents per
A full table of water rates to the iton to th" ��*��s"'-*er.
chief cities along the coast is given. I The Weight Question.
from Lady- j He considers that there should be
smith aud Union Bay the rate to some check on the mine weights,
Vancouver Is 50 cents, including in- j which are now accepted as final, the
surance; 45 cents from Boat Harbor | result sometimes   being   that there
with insurance additional; DO cents;
from Nanaimo, including insurance;
60 cents from Seattle and 70 cents
from Taccnia. There is an addition-
Cost iiikI Sale Prices,
It Is noted that most of the
larger dealers do a wholesale coal
agency business, receiving from the
mines a commission on direct sales
of scowload or carload of from 3 1-2
to 5 per cent. Since 1907 the selling prices of the Vancouver island
mines have remained about the same
the coal being sold there by tho
long ton, and from tho interior
niinps hy the short ton. With the
exception of the Vancouver-Nanaimo
Coal Mining Company, which sells
lump ooal at SI,".", the prevailing
price is $4-50. These prices are at
the tnines. The Nicola Valley Coal
R Coke Company sells at $4.50 to $5
al the mine for lump coal, the
Princeton Coal & Land Company at.
$3.50; the Inland Coal & Coko
Company; $3.25, all these prices being for screened lump coal. Prices
nt American mines sending coal into
British Columbia "re also given in
miniates for the cost, of dis-
cnarging lrorn scows in Vancouver
run at from 17 1-2 cents to 30
I cents per long ton, in Victoria from
scows 25 cents, in New Westminster
30 to 35 cents, in N. Vancouver 25c.
The cost of screening, sacking and
weighing in Vancouver runs from
27 2-3 cents to 50 cents, in Victoria
from 20 cents to 26 cents, in North
Vancouver 3 0 cents, in New Westminster 30 cents to 40 cents. Sacks
cost from eight to 14 cents and this
placed upon the coal works out at
from six to 12 cents per ton.
Cost of Delivery.
In dealing with other handling
costs, the commissioner refers to
that of delivering and points out
that sine,: the Vancouver coal dealers In association set a delivery
chart,'!! scale In Vancouver in 1911
no changes have been made al- '
though street improvement has gone
on, He observes that it would be
we.'l to have periodical alterations
In the delivery scale.
why there have been
since 1911, he considers is on account of the active demand for coal'
In 1912 and 1913 with Ihe result
that competition, the inducing factor towards an adjustment, was ah-1
sent. The delivery cost to the large'
dealers In Vancouver, he places ar,
between 62 cents and $1 covering
the Inside section.
are great discrepancies shown by-
dealers between the coal purchased
and that sold. The commissioner
appears to be strongly against the
method of delivering in sacks, considering that the reasons of less
breakage, ease in delivery to many
houses and ability to make a greater
ioad in a given wagon, can be overcome. He believes that where coal
delivered in bulk ton can not be
shovelled into basements it can readily be parked in baskets. In Seattle
and Tacoma coal is delivered in
bulk, wagons after being weighed
being filled by hand or front
chutes and then being weighed
to the proper limit. He believes that
this method of delivery would reduce
the price 50 cents per ton. Difficulties In connection with weighing
would be obviated with this method
of delivery, he contended: dealers'
weighmen could be bonded and tho
city could have officials to inspect
lh" scales a* each dealer's yards.
Purchasers could be furnished with
certificates showing tho tare and the
net weight as well as the gross
weight, thus being absolutely sure
of lhe amount of coal received. The
temptation to dishonest teamsters to
switch sacks would be done awn?
with in bulk delivery. The report
is a voluminous document of ninety-
one pages. It would fill about twpn*
ty newspaper columns and provides!
a mass of detailed information eovt
ering all phases of the coal price sit'
Will    lie    Known as It, C. Ayrshire
Breeders' Association���Fourteen .Members .loin.
(Prom the Chilliwack Progress i
The    Ayrshire    breeders    met   in
the     City     Hall     on     Friday     and
( rganized     what     in     the     future
Will     be     known     as     the     11.   C.
Ayrshire Breeders' Association. Fourteen   signed   as   members   and     the
Hollowing   were elected  officers:     S.
II.  Shannon,   Cloverdale,   president;
E. A. Wells, Sardis,    vice-president;
The  reason | Joseph  Tompson,  Sardis,  secretary-
no changes j treasurer.     A.  C,  Wells    of  Sardis
'was    elected    honorary    president;
Nine   directors   were   elected,   three
for the  Lower Mainland,  three for
!Vancouver Island and three for the
Upper country.    They are:
I     Lower  Mainland���W. H.  Vander-
Ihoof,    Huntingdon;     S.  P.  Chaplin,
I Agassiz, and  another to be selected
I by the executive.
bor before the year 1871. The issue
is raised in the law suit over the
disputed ownership of the sand
banks In English Bay.
Other of the youthful-looking veterans who gave testimony were Captain George Turner, R.E., who made
a number of surveys around Burrard Inlet, including Deadman's Island, between 1858 and 1870; and
.Air. John S. Clute, who came here
in 1862. and has spent nearly thirty
years in  the  customs service.
Mr. Walter Moberly, who said he
was sent out to the Pacific Coast
in 1858 to report on a terminal for
the line which was then building,
after telling how he came through
the Rockies and Selkirks and out at
Pitt .Meadows, going down the Pitt
River landed on the site of the present city of New Westminster. "I
was instructed to lay out a townsite
there, and I built the first house in
New   Weetminster,"   he  said.
Naming of Coal Harbor.
While prospecting on Burrard In
let, Mr. Moberly said that at the foot
of where Bute street, Vancouver, now
is, he found traces of coal.    Realizing   that   coal   was   important   to   a
steam railroad, he began digging for
coal.    H. M. S. Plumper, with Cap-i
tain   Richards on   board,  came into
the harbor on a charting expedition,!
and Captain    Richards    seeing    the
young surveyor at  work digging for
coal,   promptly  named  the  little   inside harbor, "Coal Harbor."
"That is how Coal Harbor came
to get its name," explained the witness. Moodyville, he said, was
named from a nran named Moody,
who had a little sawmill there.
Mr. .Moberly, like the other witnesses called by the Dominion Government during the afternoon, said
that Point Grey and Point Atkinson
were always regarded as making the
entrance to the harbor, and that
ships used to anchor in English Bay
for shelter, prior to 1871.
Capt. Geo. Turner, R.E., who came
here in 1868 as a young man of 21,
at the same time that Mr. Moberly
was here surveying for the C, P. R.,
told of the surveys he had conducted.
"English Bay was generally considered part of the Inlet in those days,"
hr.   s.ll.'l.
"Were there any settlers there
then?" asked Mr. Mait'and.
"No, I do not think so, unless It
Was one man. The only people I t an
remember being here before 1870
was a logging camp on the north
shore nf English Bay."
"Can you remember if ships used
to come to anchor in English Bay
in those days?"
"Vf.w, though I can not remember:
any  particulars  about  them,  except
one.      I remember that because It'
was Her .Majesty's flagship."
Many Changes Occur.
Carry inN&focfc^ full line ot
iH AM) dimension Dumber
Sand, Gravel and CV^nentV^
Phone 7
Box 1332
*********************************** m*************^
J J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
n�� 2
|   Ladner, B. C.
*���}���    , Sample Room. Prompt Service
$   Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.,    Rates Reasonable
Manufacturers and Dealers In all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, T timings and House Finishings.
Phone R14 Eburne. Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow.
Studebaker Cars Cole Cars
M. R. Wells & Son
Salesroom    ���   Moosomin Avenue
Indian Motocycles Phone Eburne 17 L
-,,,, ., Vancouver   Island���Messrs.     Cun-
The prevailing prices  to consum-   ,.,���,,���_���,p  &,    t��� ���_.-.  .\|uUer.
ers in    \ moouver    are    placed at --,,,���.,.*-���������������>���:     Messrs.   1'ringle.
lump  $,..-,.,;    ������t,   $6.60. smaller- U^bell and Calder.
some of the companies*]     T*ie membership fees of the assn-
charge slight y higher for various*
grades. Higher prices nre charged)
for outside districts owing to the
extra delivery cost.
That  there     is  no    unreasonable
profil  In any branch of the Industry
one of the conclusions arrived at
by Commissioner Burns. He states1
thai dividends have only been paid
ii.-. three of the operating companies!
up "i the end or 1912 and tiir.se
llvl lends have in no case averaged
i vet i" per cenl covering the period1
of operation.
��� Jetting Winter Supply.
In coiiiiection with    ibe question!
1 t shortage be points out that ths
1 ence ol storage methods on the crii*-    *** '"
nart of dealers is due to the eitrai ,lH' DomlnI��n
Mr. .1. S. Clute, who told of com-
Grocer and Baker
Try E. L. B. Special Tea, per pound 45c
Three pounds for $1.20
Picnic Ham, per pound 18c
Try E. L. B. Brown Bread
elation are placed at $1 per annum.
The matter of drafting a constitution was left to the executive.
The Chilliwack branch of the;
Laymen's Missionary Movement nnt
arranging for a banquet to be
in-Ill in this city on the 19th lnst.
six laymen from each of tbe
churches lh Chilliwack have been
appointed to complete the arrange-1
ments for ibis banquet, and a com.
mittee With C, H, Cowen as chairman. James Munro as treasurer, and
W. A. AhIi as secretary was appoint-
r'i!��� which along with a business and
a banquet committee will undertake
the work of making the affair e such
the best speakers iiii
will be present at lin
ing from Now Westminster over tlie
trail to Fa.se Creek in 1 S64 nnd then
by Indian canoe round through Hie
Narrows and up to the Moodyville
sawmill, was asked the usual questions about the lines of the harbor
entrance in the old days. Seeing
the witness hesitate for a reply once,
Mr. Justice Macdonald remarked: "I
suppose the fact, Is Mr. Clute, people never bothered to think it over
very c'osely then. Nobody then ever
Imagined that by 1013 a big city
would have sprung up close by and
that two governments would be having a lawsuit over the ownership of
the sandbanks?"
"No, that Is so," agreed Mr. flute.'
The origin of the name "Spanish i
bank," the name of the sand bankl
in dispute In the present action, was'
Indlc'itr-rl by a reference to Capt.1
Geo. Vancouver's diary of his trip
in 1792, who told of finding two
Spanish vessels ashore on a bank
near Point firey.
Vhe *Delta Vi
U. S. A.   .    .   $1.50
ti lling required! the outlay of
money, dangi r of fire and deteriora-*
tlon in thr t ..nl. The stock on hand.
in- says, has   hardly   ever   been as
I u '"'i equal nn averaga
'' nth' : in a colder period'
of the year. The mines do little
Btoring and the dealers only attempt!
II to some extent in the summer. The*
commissioner himself does not think
thai iii.- establishment of any grei I
-1* storage facilities   by the dealers
could 1).' required. For hoiiselmH-i
ers. li.. snygi is that two bins for a
ton each be provided and both filled
to start the winter, an order for an
additional ton being placed ns prion
is one Is empty. He points out that.
it minlit be a good move on the part
of dealers to offer a discount for
coal sold during -h" summer months.
In order to Induce consumers to lay-
up a winter supply early.
Speaking of the    outside    supply
banquet which
In tlle va'Iev.
Is open to every man
F"b.     10.���On
i;\(.im:i:r KILLED.
MontreaUTorontO    Flyer    Strikes a
i:.i*oj.en Km* Banning Forty
Allies   I'or   Hour.
SMITHS ������'AU.S, Out., Feb. 18.���
Engineer Robert Grant, of Montreal
Monthly evening ths local Conserva- was  instantly  killed  and  nearly
tlve Association     met     In     the Odd   *
Fellows' hull, ami elected    officers
for the year,   The chair was niicd
by Mr. (1. II. W. Ash wel I, the presl-
dsni  for  1914, and    the gathering
was large  and  enthusiast Ic. Tho
officers elected were:      J.  Burton,
president;  H. T, Malcolm, vice president;  P. J. lirown, secretary-treasurer;   committee, J.  o.  Henderson..
jr., J. T.  l.on.ey, H. McKay, H. W.  ����g��   ~   d
Hall nnd  C.  B,  Reeves.    G.  H.  w. I     -rn.' -������'_ f.-m ,,���_���,    -
Ashwell   was   appointed   a   dele*rato \heraoetl^ape fr0m doath ot raan>' of
to represent the local association at
('. Dairymen Elect  officers
mm i in Convention at chilli.
(From tbe Cbllllwack Progress.)
Joseph   Thompson   of  Snrdls   was
elected president of the B. C. Dairy-
I men's Association  nt  the convention
I held In this city Thursday and Friday.     His  election   was   unanimous.
Mr, A. C. Wells, of l-denbank Fnrm.
  u.-iv : li ���!:'!;.  ,, ,���,',mI ill : SanllH- w" re-elect,.,! honorary presl-
a Wreck on the Canadian Pacific lie- j 'lt'1"    amid    much    applause.    Mr.
tween Montreal and Inkerman, yea- Wells is one of the pioneer   stock
aSff g5%��__?4��SBd1S Ian" "a,rympn of *fl prov,nre a""his
forty miles an hour, struck a broken
rail, the engine being ditched and
the entire train leaving tlle track.
Engineer Grant was burled beneath
the locomotive and his fireman was
Istancs   Into   an   ad-
passengers and  trainmen
is  considered  miraculous as  two of
he meeting of   he Central Assocla- ���-,,- coacllP8  w, ba,n    gmaHl].(1   ��
tlon  he.d  in  this  city on   Saturday roming in contact with tbe overturn-
i'd engine.
re-election to the honorary presidency of the association showed the
respect iu Which he Is held by his
fellow dairymen. The officers elected for 1H14 were:
Honorary President, A. c. Wells,
Sardis, re-elected; president, Joseph
Thompson, Sardis; vice-president,
William Duncan, Comox; secretary-
treasurer, II. Rive, agricultural department, Victoria;  directors, Main
land, J. VV. Kerry, Langley P
P.   II.   Moore,  Agassi/.  Exper uentai
Farm; J. M. Steves, Steveston
tors, Island, F. J.  Bishop,  i!
(1. II. Harris   Moresby Island;    Win.
Patterson.   Koksllah;    din ctor��, ";���
country, P. Owens, Salmon Ann; �����
Townsend, Armstrong.
The  results  of  the   daii
competition  were iinnoui I
and  in class one, large herde
80   to  100   cows,  K.  and   ���"**
Victoria, led with 1<>!���- P ,in,
ning the cup presented by thi
Ister of Agriculture, ami gold meaai,
G.  H.  Harris,  Moresby Island
second with 045 points, wini
ver  medal;   II.   W.   Vanderho
Huntingdon, waB third with ''; ���   ��'";
bronze    medals.    W.    �����    ,'.
of Chilliwack, secured
\V. li
points in this competition.
Class  two,  small  herds,
to  25 cows,  awards were;
Hawkshaw, Chilliwack, 1082 i"1^;
being the second time winnei <*
lieutenant-governor's  cup   jnu
medal; P. Owens, Salmon A"n-
ond. 1035 points, silver medal.
Barker, Chilliwack, third, 0or I"
bronze medal. w
Ladner   spent   Monday
N.   Rich   was  a  business
Vancouver  on  Thursday.
Wilson  spent
this week.
a  day   in
joe  Jordan   was  a  business
to Vancouver on Tuesday.
in Vai
S, W. Walters spent Tuesday
;ouver on business.
-���eek end  in
���������      ay last.
Miss   Elsie
Delta. 'vas  a
this week.
George    Baker   spent    last
Seattle,   returning  oq
Honeyman,   of   East
visitor  to  Vancouver
Ir,   S.   W.
Board of
Fisher,   secretary   of
Trade, spent Wednes
day -::
Vancouver on  business.
jlrg. Geo.  Clement and  Miss Cle-
|]  receive on Tuesday after-
i . briiary   24,   from   3.30   to
;:      \. McColI, of Cedar Cottage,
,.���i    Wednesday in Ladner and at-
the    funeral   of   Mrs.   John
?.   of  Crescent  Island.
Thi   council  will meet in regular
mi   Saturday   next.       Some
In the personnel of the mu-
Bervants are expected to be
annoum ed.
Deposed Reeve It  is  Reported   Will
Protest the Entire Flection
council held an all day session on
Saturday, a.l members being present
except the unseated reeve.
Councillor C. E. Hope was elected
Mrs. W. A. Kirkland was in Van-!acting rceve althouS--    he    made a
Miss Bessie  Fenton  spent  a  few
oays in  Laduer this week.
brave effort to decline the honor.
The legal tangle consequent upon
ln j the unseating of the reeve appears
to be complete, and it is uncertain
j when an election can be held.    The
Miss Mabel Lanning was a Van-jvoters'  list  nas  been  dec.ared   ille-
couver visitor on Saturday last.       !8al and the Municipal Clauses  Act
for  rural   municipalities    stipulates
couver this week.
-Mrs.   Vorheis  spent     Sunday
Vancouver  with  friends.
Mr. and Mrs. A. 0. Murphy visited Vancouver on  Monday last.
Mrs.    Vallance,   of  Vernon,   is   a
guest   at   the   home   of   Mrs.   D.   A.
McKee,   Westholme.
Mrs. D. B. Grant and Miss Hazel
Mclntyre spent Saturday and Sunday  last  in Vancouver.
Mrs. Johnston, of New Westminster, is ln Ladner this week, the
guest of Mrs. J. Dumoulin.
that a new list shall be prepared in
December, and so does not provide
for the present contingency.
Ex-Reeve Will Appeal.
On the one hand it is understood
that the ex-reeve intends to appeal
the decision, and on the other hand,
Councillors Armstrong, Matthias and
Vannette have had intimation that
the ex-reeve intends to protest' the
entire  election.      As  to  which    of
Three Hnnderd in Suit.
PORT lOWNSEND, Feb. 10.���A
suit has been tiled In the superior
court by N. C. Strong, executor of
tbe estate of Samuel Hudlotk against
the Janie.-i a. .\io_re Investment
Company to secure a judgment for
$5000, interest and costs on a,
mortgage covering a large portion of
the town site   of Irondale.       After
Tenders will be received by the
Delta Municipal Council up till noon i
of Saturday, February 28, for delivering 1,000 yards or more of No. |
2 crushed rock on hoard cars at
Xew Westminster, also 2,400 yards
or more of No. 2 crushed rock, 300
yards No. 1 and ISO yards No 3,
on scows delivered at the following
places; Burrs, Ladner, Harloek,
Canoe Pass and Westham Island.
and   where
negotiating the land, it was platted
and lots were sold, deed being given  To   be   delivered   when
purchasers by the Moore Investment  required by the council.
Company.'-  Included  in the suit as !     Lowest  or any tender not neees-
defendants besides James A.  Moore . sarily   accepted.
are about three    hundred    persona i \*.   A.  McDIARMID,
who bought lots from the company. I C.  M.   C.
On some of the lots valuable bul'.d- ;     I.adner,  February   17,   1914.
ings were erected    by    people who j \	
thought their deeds were good.
BELSHLL^0,,^-After Delta Game Protective
more than a year of strife and bitterness, County Commissioner Henry
Sbagren, together with Commissioner J. G. Kemper, has signed the
three claims of the three deputy
county sheriffs for ten months' back
The annual   meeting of  members
Professional Advertising
Th* physician nu a sign en hit
door. That I* an advcrtiaomant to
tha paaaar.bv. Comparatively tmrn
people eee the si an however.
Why not carry your aign Into all
the beet homo. In town 7 rem
can do to by a Ciam'icd Want Ad.
and without loas of profeseional
dignity too.
..MM.   *   ���_-...
Mr. Harry Burr, tbe popular
farmer or Burrvilla, spent Wednesday in Ladner.
The tramp steamer Birdswell took
on a miscellaneous cargo of hay,
oats and straw nt the local wharf
this  week  for shipment  to Victoria.
these two  opposite  courses  will  be I salaries, amounting to $2500. Chair-   will  be held
followed there is much uncertainty. I man C. B. Legoe, of the board, re-
The municipal solicitors, Messrs. I fused to sign the claims. Interest
Wheeler & Wilson, have suggested a I on the unpaid salaries for the full
The S.S. Trader arrived In Ladner on Wednesday, where she loaded hay at Fox Bros, wharf for shipment  to Sew Westminster.
ting    of    the    Lulu    Island
over    the    North   Arm   has
need this week and the work
is adding  considerably  to  the comfort of  those   using   the   structure,
������ontrlbuting in no small de-
-1ip stability of the bridge.
dance   given   by  the  young
Westham Island In the Kirkland Hall on Friday evening was a
very nicely  arranged  affair and  no
! which might add to the com-
the    guests   was  omitted,
j .   .lumber   of   Ladner  young
folk  were  present.
.   mains of the late Mrs. John
were   laid   to   rest   in   the
Hay cemetery on Wo'dne.--
��� ;.i'.on   last  and  the  cortege
. uded to its last resting place
.    large number of thr- ri i
tbe district.     Mrs. Gilchrist
ei   s resident of Ladm
twenty years and leaves a
and two chlhlren to mourn
Mr. II.  N.  Rich  is seriously con-
��� ng the commentlemeni  of a
���  leaning    war   on    his   office
tarters and threatens to clean out
ting within the course of the
next week or so.    All old papers and
waste  which  have been  accumulating  for  years  will   be  rele-
io  the   flames and  the office
Is  to  he  repapered  and  thor-
...   renovated.
Dr, Hall, during the course of his
on Monday evening, devoted
lerable portion of his time
��� ii   criticism of what  In-  was
I   to   call   the   "unnecessary
in," not to use a harsher term,
the    captain   of   the   Helen   M.
who,   the   doctor alleges,
(I not  proceed  quite as smartly ae
n'd   have,  despite  the   foggy
���  . and that the fact of his late
it   the lecture  was  due,  not
���i)  the  fog, as to  the  Poor
hip of Captain  Bley.    Real-
ul   I.adner   resent   tliis  attach
"i   le  popular skipper,  which   they
r   was   entirely   unwarranted,
"nil  'hr-  respected   medir-o's  length]
would   have   been,   perhaps,
appreciated   had   he  omitted
'iie above criticism.
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
Oil. apply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
Ltd., 505 Westminster Trust Building. Office phone 826; wharf phone
The Delta (lame Protective Association will foregather in annual session at the council chambers on the
afternoon of Wednesday, February
25, commencing at 2.30 p.m. Mr.
A. deR. Taylor is secretary.
The directors of the Farmers' Institute are expected to get together
this evening when the financial affairs of the society in connection
with the recent annual ball will be
wound  up.
Clerk McDiarmid is a busy man
these days, Issuing delinquent tax
notices of which he has some three
hundred on hand. It is the Intention  of the council  to hold a  tax
salr- this venr as there are outstanding -axes throughout the municipality, aggregating over $18,000.
The annual dance given by the
members of the Shamrock lacrosse
Club In lhe McNeely hall on Friday
i vening las' was a distinct and decided success, attended as it was
by one of the largest crowds ever
turning out for a social event of
this  kind  In  the  district.
visits  to
is stated
Professor Winskell, of
ver, is making numerous
Ladner these days, and It
that in a short time several young
men of the town will have become
expert demonstrators of the Tango,
one step and hesitation dances.
Lessons. It is alleged, are being Indulged in during the leisure hours
of 'hese devotees and astonishing
results are expected shortly.
The advent Of spring weather
during -he past tew days has
brought out a number of autos
which have been carefully garaged
all Winter and the owners looked
niore than ordinarily happy, perched
proudly at the wheel of their favor-
Its means of locomotion they passed
down the main stem of the village
and bowed right and left to their
less fortunate friends who were
"It M'fing it"  as usual.
conference of all concerned with a
view to an amicable arrangement
for a new election. In the event of
an election both candidates are
ready to try their strength again
and a close and interesting contest.
nay be looked for.
Second Crisis.
The question of appointing an
engineer for the municipality precipitated a crisis second only in importance to the unseating o�� the
reeve. The council at a previous
meeting had authorized advertising
for an engineer at a salary of $125
per month, Councillor Divine alone,
of the six councillors, opposing.
About a dozen applications were received and four of the applicant
engineers were present. Aft.r ther
matter had been thoroughly discussed and the engineers present interviewed, Councillor Divine moved
that the matter be dropped. This
motion was supported by two councillors who, in tbe first instauee.
had supported the motion to invite
applications. Such Inconsistency
brought forth a warm rejoinder
from the acting reeve, who had lost
his vote for ward two by accepting
the chair, his ward strong'y favoring tbe appointment of an engineer.
The feature of this predicament
was that the mover of the motion
to drop the matter, had been most
insistent that Councillor Hope
should accept the chair, this* very
fact enabling him to carry his motion opposing the appointment,
while, had the positions been reversed and Councillor Divine, who
was nominated, appointed acting
reeve, an engineer would certainly
havo been  appointed.
Threat to Resign.
The acting reeve resented the
situation and declared his intention
to resign from the council. Later
he incidentally remarked that it
was his last appearance, and still
later expressed his intention to call
a meeting of ward two and place his
resignation in the hands of the ratepayers.
Temporary Loan.
The temporary loan bylaw for the
purposo of borrowing $25,000 received its third reading and was assented to by the council. This loan
is for one year, pnyab!e December
J. A. Nash was appointed ass-*-jsor.
The $13,000 school estimates for
the year were duly passed by the
council after hearing the chairman
of the trustees as to the need for
this large expenditure, last year's
appropriation having only been $8,-
Other business wns of a routine
nature and the council adjourned st
6 o'clock to meet again at 1.30 February 28th.
bers,   Ladner.
in  the
Council   Cham-
ten months, from April 1, 1913, to
January 31, 1914, was not allowed
by the commissioners and separate
claims for this money probab'.y will
be made by the deputies.
Itliiinn Pioneer 1'iisses Away.
BLAINE,  Feb.   12.���James    Cain,
75 years old, passed away In Blaine
February 5, marking the passing of
another pioneer of Whatcom county
and a soldier across    the Great Divide.    Mr. Cain came    to Whatcom
county  in   1871   and  settled   where j
the city of Blaine now stands. With j
his parents, his sister and brothers, |
he endured  all    of the vicissitudes
incident  to  the  life    of  the  Puget!
Sound  frontiersman.      The    father
and mother died a number of years
Xew Steamship Service.
BELLINGHAM, Feb. 12.���Preparatory lo the usual summer tourist travel the Pacific Steamship
Company, with headquarters at
Portland, Ore., has announced that,
commencing February 17, Bellingham will be a port of call on regular
sailing schedule between Portland,
British Columbia points and Southeastern Alaska. First class passenger accommodations will be afforded both ways, and announcements
and  schedule
Wednesday,  February 25th
at   2.30   p.m.
The Ladner - Steveston
ferry Service
Beginning Monday, September IB,
the steamer New Delta will run ou
her fall and winter schedule, as follows: Leaves at S.30 a.m. aft. 3.30
p.m. Vancouver passengers can
make connection by taking the 8.30
a.m. and 3.30 p.m. cars at Granville street station. New Westminster passengers should take the
Eburne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and the Steveston cars at
T. P. May Refuse to Assume Tremendous  Kent-il  Necessitated
!)-,��� Cost of N.T.K.
"""OTTAWA" Feb." TL���The "real
significance of the report on the
construction of the National Transcontinental    lies In  the    possibility
Fraser Fishermen   (Jet Busy
Soon, Tolrtl Appropriation
Will Be (lone.
��� From  The  British  Columbian.'
II  the Fraser river fishermen do
1,1 uel busy killing hair soals very,
������ion, there will be no bounty       ,,.,,,.,...,. ,.,,���.
, , thot the Grand Iriink Hallway ". om-
i i hem to collect.   So far only nmy  repudlata   itB  agreement
'our tails have been turned in from  w(tn ,-,- Government and refuse td
'''���'���    'laser, while 340 have come in  take over the eustern    section    on
;;"in other parts and 150 affidavits completion.    The terrific cost of the
day in the mails and on the road,   amounting   to   M"|M0;W0
*��>' to Chief Inspector    F. II. Cun-  Md  ending a rental    hi   M-  up n
i in -.      ���    _     i        .       v. _ the    lessees   of  the   roan   01   nearly
unham's headquarters here |lV,000  ��  day,   presents  a   burden
1     the $3500 appropriated for the ,,   ,    |,kel    to I.,,fllS(,
of 1000 seals at $3.50 each,  ��-"_���me
i is now    exhausted,    counting      .'. j,)(i .lKI.e(>m���n, were repudiated.
davits now on the way from  U]p nnU ...0l|1(1 be that th- -vholo
ii'lous inspectorates.    Only 510        ,,,,.���  ,,,.(.tion,    from    Moncton to
remain to be killed and paid  w'|iml ���.������*,*   rPmnln  a  charge)
i  only hair a score more than* [7     cfovernment, and would
the total���and the Hydah    In-    *       hnvp t   b��� ���_,,,._-,-,, -,y lhpm
1   of the Queen Charlotte Islands; d f ,_,_ the han(]s of
liking of taking    up the goo< j ���,������,.  ��������� at  ���  rPntal  fnr
,     ' ���    "  "^y do the    rest    <>���/���"! ,,���,���,.. ,-..���  ���.���*,..- the (!. T. P. Is ex-
'������'imty can be expected to last about & .���  ., oonBequent
- ���', for they are very thorough \ ,pu.V.  .".....:
"cn, as the tribes south of I hem
L'. A. Carson, Wlnnineg.
M. A. Thomas, Vancouver.
J.   ti.   Disney,   New   Westminster.
G. K. Burnett, New Westminster.
W.   J.   Bearmont, New Westminster.
Ueo.  McLosky,  New  Westminster.
\v. carstens,. Vancouver.
.1. il. Meservey, Vancouver.
W. 11. .Morrow, Vancouver.
D. Roberts, Vancouver.
vv.  Mellis, Lburne.
It. Blair, Steveston.
Daily Chronicle Asserts That  ThUr
Will lie Figure or British
Navy estimates.
1 'o find when they set. forth on |
ding trip in the big war canoes'
only they could build.
i   Inspector    Cunningham     Is
'^appointed at the poor showing so'
: ir made by the Fraser river flsher-j
The bounty was placed on thai
loss to tin- country.
In any case, the National Trans.
Continental is today, and will continue to be, a terrific burden upon
the whole country.
LONDON,   Feb.   13.���The   parliamentary correspondent of The Dally,
Chronicle, who is  usual y    well  lu-
tormed    on    these    matters, under,-'
stands that the  navy estimates  fori
the   next   fiscal   year     will     exceed
$250,000,000 over    and    above the
$15,000,000 of last    year's    supple*
mentury estimates.
Lord Crewe,    who    has    hitherto
been  somewhat  Of  a  dark  horse on!
the question of an increase of anna
relative to the ships
ore expected daily.
Twenty-two Pat Cent Tax Increase.
OLYMPIA, Feb. 13.���The people
of Washington will be ca led upon*
this spring and during 1914 to pay
$7,108,350.65 more taxes than they
were required to pay in 1913. This
is an increase of 22.65 per cent over
last year's taxes.
Fire Costs  Three  Lives.
TACOMA,   Feb.   13.���In   spite  of
the heroic efforts of her mother to
save  her  life,  little Margaret  Yope,
two years of age, i3 dead, while the
woman   and   a  younger    child     are
fatally burned as a result of a fire
that destroyed    the Yope    home at
Long  Branch   late  ou  Monday.
Ho'd on Murder Charge.
MOUNT    VERNON,    Feb.     13.���
Ernest     Gradke,     the     Bellingham
young man    who    shot    and killed
Charles  Maulsby.   In  Anacortes  several  weeks ago,  and has been  confined in the Skagit county jail ever
since,  has been   charged  with  murder ln the second  degree by  Prosecuting Attorney  C. D.  Beagle.
Lived Near Reformatory,
EVERETT,    Wash.,    Feb.    14.��� I
Plunder valued at  about $300,  rep- j
resenting goods stolen in Snohomish I
county by  Mike  Donnelly,  has  been !
r*.covered by Sheriff Don Alt Rae and
his   deputies,   who   were   led   to   a
snug   retreat   ln   the  woods  ln   the
shadow  of the state  reformation  in
Monroe,  where the negro had  lived
in  a  tent and  a  hollow  tree  since |
December 20.
Must Deliver to House.
BELLINGHAM, Feb. 14.���Inter- j
state shipments of intoxicating liquors into a "dry'' unit must be delivered by common carriers to residences and cannot be delivered to
placeB of business, under a ruling
made by State Attorney-General W.
V, Tanner. Attorney-Tanner holds
that all shipments made under the
inte s ate commerce liw must follow
the provisions of the Washington
state local option law in that the
liquor must be taken directly to the
lesidence of the purchaser.
Desperate Thugs at Work.
BELLINGHAM. Feb. 14.���Two
desperate thugs working with large
revolvers and handkerchief masks
made a cleanup of $22 between T:8()
and S o'clock Thursday night. William H. C.Ibbs WM robbed of $14
while engaged in closing his grocery
on Monroe street and In cause he was
slow about complying with the desperados' orders a shot was fired at
ills head. The cartridge was a
blank,   but     Gibbs    carries
LAMB, The W��er
Ladner Hotel
Barber Shop
Razors Set
(Jills' Hair Pointed and Singed
Ladner Hotel
Ladner, B. C.
Special  attention  given  to
auto parties and tourists.
Telephone 38.
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
Ferry Auto Stage
ladner-Vancouvef Service
Auto leaves corner Fraser
Arm and River Road at 7:00
and 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 and
6:00 p.m., connecting with all
ferries at Woodward's Landing.
Ferry Free.
For Sale. For Exchange. Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Lost. Found, Work
Wanted. Situations Vacant, 1 cent psr
word. Minimum, 26 .ents for any on*
advt, These rates for cash with order.
All Want Adi. must be in by 2 p.m.
on Thursday.
WANTED.���Elderly man, single,
seeks situation as help; service
for board. Must move residence
immediately. Address, l.j Poet
Office, Ladner.
TO LOAN.���$3,000 on first mortgage, improved Delta farm land.
E. F. Douglas, Ladner.
FOR SALE���One second hand typewriter in full working order.
Price $10.00. Apply Clement &
Lambert,   Ladner,   B.C.
DAIRY FARM���Wanted to rent 100
to 160 acres, house and barn, with
option to buy. W. P. Challee,
box 20, Eburne station, Bburne,
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer  of   Soda   Water,
Ginger   Ale,   and  all  Kinds  of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
'Ws Your Phone Number?"
Can You Answer This Question
If not, don't you know you are
losing business and running risk.
What is more necessary than a telephone in case iof sickness or fire?
Delta    Telephone   Co.,   Ltd.
Highest Prices for Live und Dressed
Poultry,    Fresh Kgyis and    Produce.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market,  Main  St..     Vancouver.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prices Paid.
Authorized Capital  $25(1,000.00.
H. A. Miii'Dimaiil,   Managing Director,
powder burns upon his face from
the discharge. A car conductor was
robbed ol $1S the siinic evening,
Claims He Was (Sleeted.
EVERETT, Keb. 14.���Edward
Howard, postmaster of Langley,
Wash., has entered Bull against that
Whidby Island town, asserting 'hat
be   was  elected   mayor at   the  last
markable on record. At one time
during his long search Mr. Mills becalm- oonvlnced his wife had deserted him and he secured a decree of
divorce. When he found she was
alive iin(F"Wrrerlng from meiitat
severe | aberratimj)     he     immediately     com
111     b
genctal election,     a  writ of man
ments, spoke last night before thei darhus Is asked by Howard to compel Coroner    Newell, of
members of the "l-'ighty  Club" and Mayor F. )���:.   Furman and the coun-land  others Saturday
menced proceedings to have the divorce dfjjree set aside.
i^iliti'l on Man Hunt.
t'l*y|fi_LIS,  Feb.  17.���Fol.owlngi
a dew "furnished in the partial confession of M. Mlyawaga, a prisoner
In the Lewis county jail, Sheriffs T.
('.     Foster,     of  Lewis    county,     mid
1'homaa n.  Bell  of  Pacll c county;
Lewis   county,
took  the  train,
gave uniiunllfied support to Ut. Hon. I oilmen l0
Winston   Churchill's  case.       He  en-! Finds
tiiey   agreed   that   the   whole   busi-'
for Walville,
at the "jr*tot soMcitMion oMheJfering {-.������ .,��� :,;,.,���:.    <: infim-n/.a
icate their offices,
Wile's Mind Blank
LLOYD GEORGE 18 ILIi. lure.y agreea tnat tne wnoie Dnsi-|    j-om.i11.OY,    wash..   Feb.
LONDON   Feb. 19.  Chancellor ofi'"'ss of, ��rmamen.s wasl approaching Searching for ninnv months all over,,
fisheries    officials
the Exchequer Lloyd George Is suf
ti attack
forced    to remain in
a scandal, nnd no one should be sur-
a sawniili town on the;
South  Bend    branch,    thirty    miles
west of here, in a  man  hunt   for S.
Yamamoto, another Japanese,  who,
will    be    charged
and has been
,   by Mr. J. D. Taylor
;"11 the action taken was almost endue to the cry put up on the
1 '��� river regarding    tho destruc-;the support of lm-
(|-ess of the hair    sail so far as. selves, who bad
fishermen tliem-
been  the people to
prised at a reaction being felt in tha|
Liberal ranks against this Immense
burden. "But I can assure you,"
Lord Crewe continued, "the government is very conscious of the gravity
of the position."
friends'  in   Port-11wlth n,l*rit<*'lng three Japanese who,
As    It Is, unless. ���-.
'���won are    concerned.       Mr.  Cun-! make the outcry ���,,,,..,,���
Ham said this morning that he! they bestir themselves, he will have
1 havi liked to be able to show little to
  "        ...J1 ��� ^HMImiOfm
"."����!* that this effort   to assist ir. asking for a renewal or n,, Increase ������        . .
'"'���ling the river of the pest had had. of the bounty for anothei year.        | 53 throe. **_���
coughs,   cures  colds,
J lunci.
and  heals
90 cents
11-1 in   for a  visit   to  ,       , ,     ,,.,,,,
Hand, at  times believing her dead.- ^reemployed atthe Walville Lum
lonly to have    his    hopes revived by. b< r ' ""'ban;   "^
further reports of her being seen in
j another place, J. F. Mills finally located her in  a small  Arizona  town, ship of    the    tin
j only to find her mind a blank con- Targe sum,   found
.ternliig her wanderings and with no Bremerton by Walter    Angell. aged
recollection of starting on the jour-  14, will now be decided    In the su-
ney. ' perior  court.      John    F.  Doollttle,
|     The case is   one of   the most re^ through Attorney F. W. Moore, has,
Court  to   Decide.
BREMERTON,   Feb.   17.���Owner-
box containing a
on   the   beach   at
filed a claim In court to recover tho
box of money, whloh he claims b,��
burled some time lasi tall, Mr.
Doollttle is a civil war veteran. Pa.'i
master IO. K. Wilson, ot the cruiser
South Dakota, who was paymaster
ol the Philadelphia when $2100 was
stolen fit .in the ship's safe on .Inly
25,  1910,  has  filed  a  Claim  tot the
nn y, which he claims in the Bam i
that was stolen from the Phi adel-
phia. Mr. Doollttle claims he burled
but 9820.
Ml I'll    Sl'lill I.VI'IOY.
OTTAWA, Feb. 12.���The Redistribution Bill will get Its second
reading nexl week, and there Is
considerable speculation around the
bouse ;ii to the personnel of tha
special committee of Beven to whom
it will be subsequently referred.
Thr Conservatives will have four
and the Liberals three members on
the committee.
The opposition, it is understood,
have selected as their men Chief
Whip l'nrdee of Lambton, B, M-.
Macdonald of Plotou and Dr. Beland
of Beanoe. The government has not
yet reached a conclusion ns to who
will represent It, hut there will be
one from the west, one; from Ontario, one from Quebec nnd one from
the Maritime  provinces.
Dies at Age of
Report   Is   Lurid   Commentary   on j
Criminal Extravagance of the
Laurier Government.
OTTAWA, Feb. 13.���"We find
that the Transcontinental Railway
Commission, the Grand Trunk Pacini* Railway and those having charge
ol the construction of the railway-
did not consider it desirable or necessary to practice or encourage
economy in the construction of this
"We find that without including
the money which was necessarily expended in building the railway east
of the St. Lawreuce River, forty million dollars at least was needlessly-
expended In the building of this
such Is the conclusion arrived at
by Mr. F. P. Gau:aius aud Mr. j.
Lynch Staunton, K.C, the commissioners appointed by the present
Government to inquire into the cost
of construction of the National
Transcontinental Railway. The report was tabled in the Commons
yesterday by Hon. Frank Cochrane,
and a summary of its contents was
at the same time given to the press
from which the following exerpts
are taken:.
Thoroughly  inspected.
" 'In the performance of the dunes imposed upon us we have familiarized ourselves with the work and
its history in so far as possible from
an examination of the contracts and
is'imates, plans and correspondence
_ ��� .. i. i, ,*,���, -,-,��� ot 1,: llle office of the commission at
evening at li_ o clock m that Mty,"!Ottawa and by making a person. 1
In a telegram received Saturday, from Los Angeles, Mr. C. A.
Welsh, of this city, was Informed^
of the death of his father, Mr. Daniel Welsh, which occurred yesterday
the home of his nephew, Mr. Wesley
The late Mr. Welsh with his son,
Mr. Howard Welsh, made the trip
to California some six weeks agoj
the latter returning a short time agq
while his father remained with hiij
nephew, and up to yesterday he waa
supposed to have been in good
health. His death followed a chill
he  had  contracted.
Previous to his southern trip, Mr.
Daniel Welsh had been staying with
his daughter, Mrs. A. E. Clark, of
Vancouver. The. deceased had re->
sided in this city and Vancouver fon
the past twenty-four years, arriving
from his home town, Essex Centre,
Ontario ,in 1891. He was seventy-
five years of age, and leaves three
Bons, Howard, Charles and Edward,
all of this city, nnd a daughter, Mrs.
Clarke, of Vancouver, besides his
nephew in Los Angeles nnd another
in this city, Mr. Fred Shaw. His-
wife, Mrs. Daniel Welsh, died about!
two years ago in the spring of 1912*.
in this city. The late Mr. and Mrs.
Welsh celebrated their golden wedding in 1911, There are also three
grandchildren living in this city*
Ernest and Rachael, son and daughter or Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Welsh,
and Kathleen, daughter of Mr. and
MrB. Howard Welsh.
Tho deceased was a member of
both the Odd Fellows and Masons,
Joining both orders in his homo
town in Ontario. He also joined
Royal City lodge, I.O.O.F., No. 3
and wns past grand master, pfcis*
grand patriaroh nnd past grand representative of this order.
Is Third of  Series  on  Grass  Island)
Across   From   Westham
Ic spection of all the work done prior
to the iirst day of October, lull, between  Moncton and Winnipeg.
"Until the appointment of Major
R. F. Leonard, in autumn of 1911
no member of the Transcontinental
Railway Commission had any experience or knowledge of railway building or operation.
The railway was designed, i.e.,
its standard was decided on without
any knowledge as to whether it was
suitable for the country and on assumptions as to business expected
which were unwarranted.
Cost  Estimated  and  Actual.
"When the bill for the construction of the railway was being discussed in the House of Commons,
Mr. Fielding, then Minister of Finance, stated that he had been advised by experienced railway men that
the cost of such a railway from Quebec to Winnipeg, 1344 miles, would
be $35,000 per mile, of $47,040,000,
and from Moncton to Quebec, 460
miles, at $31,250 per mile, or $14,-
875,000, a total of $61,145,000.
"Contracts were let for most of
the road and on September 30, 1911,
there had already been spent $109,-
000,000, and Mr. Gordon Grant, the
chief engineer, then estimated that
when completed the road would, exclusive of interest, have cost $161,-
"The contracts for sections No. 8,
150 miles ;No. 18, 75 miles, and No.
21, 245 miles, which are estimated
to cost: No. 8, $5,011,000; No. 18,
$2,100,000, and No. 21, $13,000,000,
the commission finds were not let to
the lowest tenderers, and they believe that in at least two or three
cases advance information as to the
estimated quantities were made use
of by the successful tenderers.
Contracts Nos. 16 and 17 were let
to M. P. and J. T. Davis on October
29. 1908. They agreed to finish
contract No. 16 by thc 31st of December, 1910, and contract No. 17
by March, 1911, High prices were
agreed to be paid for this work be
February    18, Hodgson, King    &
McPhaiin,    Vancouver, commenoedj
the  consiruction  of  the  third  of  ni> _^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_
series of wing dams on the nortl I"Tn, , i^f h���*' ��f L"kf Nippon;
/SHore Kit Crass Island across the \ ?*��?.��' *"?., naccess.blee_.cept-
��,,,��� Hem Westham Island, JlMr^nfffi
eulated to divert the waters oft price was paid by reason of the re-
Woodward's slough  northward  and)|moteness of this work, and the con-
to prevent the stream from spread
ing out through its many sloughs*
between the low islands and tow-
heads. Tbe wingdam is or the usual
construction an apron matt fifty
feet wide heavily covered with rod.'
und Imposed upon this a double/
bulkhead or piles and timbers teti(
feet wide, filled with brush and rock,
six feet above oiv water mark, Tha
two Wlngdams already put in are
doing their work well nnd the final,
tractors in September, 1909, had not
clone a stroke of work on either contract. When the work had become
easy of access these contracts wero
assigned to O'Brien, O'Gorman <fc
Dougal, and it was agreed that Davis
_,- Company should receive ten per
cent, of the gross cost of the work:
that ten per cent, was to be deducted by the commission from the estimates. The commission duly deducted it and Davis & Company have
received  the
  __    $740,000    for    do.ug
one, at the extreme lower end oif nothing, and which, had the com-
Woodward's slough, is expected uij:mission and the government perform-
complete the diversion of the waters}, ed their duty, they would never have
Results of Milk and Ovum CompelI
tions Announced at Dairymen's
(Frolti the Chlllt.wack Progress.)
Delta  municipality is
(Frolh the Chilliwack  I'royress.) |      ���������������   u,��ui.i|,oiiij   IS   situatei
The result of the milk and cream |the mouth of the Fraser RjVl>, f,V
maaa******Smmmmmmmmmm    Wl.K tin,.c,     n <ri-<-���lf ���-., i '"thi
competition     unuer     uie     uirniiuuu i---    -m ���...   mo-net   in   viw
tion conducted under the direction tine chief Interests in the Deli C'
of the B. C. Dairymen's Association farming, dairying, fru*t ,,.',;W8
was made known to the public at market gardening, sheep -���.������ *ur��>
the banquet which concluded the [breeding. There are also , i "
successful dairymen's convention in loannerles in the Delta municin n
this  city.    The competition  created jThere are shipping facilities *'
a large interest among all the dairy- land  boat to the markets"nt ->* ra"
���   !and   the   United   ��""     ��lCanM*
������be crop
men and entries were made from almost every district iu the province.
The Hand That Moves The
Lever Saves 162-3 Per Cent, g
of Your Coal Bill
Here is the opportunity for the housewife to
deal the high c st of living question a hard jolt
without any effort on her part.
The way is to make sure that her new range is
controlled by a Gurney Economizer, which will
save 1 ton of coal in every 6 burned in an ordinary
The Economizer is to the stove what the control lever is to the engine or automobile. Without
control neither is efficient.
With the Gurney Economizer it is possible to
quickly vary the heat of the oven. Various foods
require different temperatures. The Economizer
keeps this desired temperature absolutely uniform.
It also means that when cooking is over, you
may have a cool kitchen and still have your fire
going ���while you can have the fiercest heat in a
few minutes by a slight pressure on the lever.
If you possess a Gurney-Oxford your advantages
are innumerable. The Divided Flue means heat
for every hole on the stove. The New Special
Grate guards the lowest fire. The Broiler exposes
every inch of the coals.
These features are exclusively "Gurney-Oxford."
It will furnish your kitchen handsomely ��� it
will do your work adequately.
first five in each class together with
I a  handsomely    embossed    diploma,
I which   was  presented   to  the     first
I eight worthy of honorable mention.
The winners were the following:
Cream Competition.
E. and  F. Raper, Victoria,  45.1;
W. Hornby, Ladner. 44.5;    William
Hampton,  Port Hammond,  43.3;  J.
M.  Steves,     Steveston,   41.;   W.  M.
Banford,    Chilliwack, 39.2;    Joseph
Thompson,    Sardi3,    37.5;      J.    A.
Pringle,   Cranbrook;       F.   Sinclair,
Milk Competition.
Wm. Darker, Chilliwack, 81.9; J.
M Steves, Steveston, 81.1; Joseph
Hamilton, Chilliwack, 79.4; William
Hampton. Port Hammond, 78.8; E.
and F. Raper, Vietorla, 78.5; Wll
liam   Patterson,  Koksllah,   75.5;   J
and   the   United States'"
yield is the largest per acre'in Can".
Substantial prizes were given to the |ada, and the sheen and w���'"
"   h """,0 <���������������---����� -����* 'are the_ finest in British! Columbia
Along the eouth bank" of the^r""
Riyey  there  are splendid  site,,!!
Board   of  Trade
sites tor.
McKee; secretary, S. W. Fisher
Justices of Peace���H. D. Bens��� u
J. Kirkland; J. McKee, EiBer*
Police  Magistrate.���J.  McKee
Medical Health Officer.���Dr  r _-
Wilson. ' *' K->"
Coroners���Dr. A. A.  King and n���
J. Kerr Wilson. a Dr-
School Board.���S. Wright, chairman-
Cana6n    Tay,0r, 8eCretar*' J��� ^
Farmers' Institute.���C. Davis, msl.
nam   Patterson,  KoKsnan,   .i>.o;   j. |n.,(. �����.---���, ��� -.  *���
Bellamy, Sardis, 75.3;  W. A. Scott. |^S,S:"^w^m^5?.t.e?,�� ^
Kelowna, 75.
of  the  Fraser  and  to   bring nbout)
the desired result.
The plans for tills work were prepared ln the offices of the resident,
engineer, and the contract was let)
about one month ago Material for
tho wori; is being supplied by Illg-,
gins and Fisher, of Eburne. Thq
Wingdam wi I be 685 feot In lengthy
received.   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Engine  Houses.
"The sixteen engine houses to be
constructed were considered of such
small importance that the contractors were not required to name a
price either in bulk or in derail for
their construction, but were given
the  contracts  on  prices  afterwards
Resident Engineer ('. C. Worsfold [to be arranged.     In consequence of
went  down   the  river  this  morning!Ph.s   the   buildings  cosf   $800,000
to  witness the InltinI  work on  tho more, "ia" they otherwise would,
contract. There were  lti station buildings
at different points on the line, each
  I v>lth oftk'a accommodation for a staff
XORTII JETTY WORK RESUMED,   sufficient   'o Operate   500   miles   of
  railway.     Four such    might    have
Messrs.  Broley and  Martin, jetty ,b.e" Juetinabie, but no more.  These
contractors,  have  resumed  work  on W>�� ^i'on^w./T'J?-, |22;��0��
tho north jetty at tho mouth of the  ^/SSr^h.VSLf^^viT
,, i-i       n a  .-. I saved hero hail care been taken  to
Vnset, having   be.-n   compelled to 1, |e waf|oiiB w)th flc_
stop early    In    December    by    bad  -0_��roodfttlon   !or  the operations  of
\\tr. nl lint* Clii/in       __#��*%��._-��*      ... nt.fr       ��� li a I
     oper     ^^^^
the road
T'.iii.s'-onfl  Mhops.
"The country has been committed
lo the expenditure of $4,.r>00.000 for
the erection and equipment of the
Transcdna shops at Winnipeg, which,
in the opinion of the commissioners,
are not authorized by law, and
which are in any event twice as large
a" are required for the purpose of
the Eastern division."
weather. Since censing work tha
-ontractors have devoted their efforts to getting out brush nnd rock
Mid sufficient material is now assembled to complete the Job. A
big force of men Is at work, which,
however, Is hampered by the fact
that the work has to be done at low
water, and the crew works the clock
around according to the tides.
It,Ja impacted   thai   about   four
\.(>W<, v.Ui no bad weather, will son
the first unit of the jetty completed. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
aud'by that   time  it   is  anticipated! 	
that * iio department will be asking! CALGARY, Feb. io.���The first
for tenders for the second unit, so man ever tried on the charge of se-
t!*��U there need be but little tinieidltlon in the history of Canadian
olapse between the completion of ! jurisprudence was found guilty by a
the first unit and thc start on thej jury at tbe supreme court criminal
second, assises before Chief Justice Harvey
 | yesterday. The convicted  man  fa
William McConnell, secretary of the
Calgary branch of the I. W. W. He
ii cited a crowd of unemployed to
steal. Sentence will be passed at the
tnd of the assizes.
The   fami'.v rcmeily   for   Coughs   and   Colds.
Small   bottle.    Best since   18m
Small  dose.
-������pe'iker  at   Dairymen's  Convention
Advises Exclusive Use of One
Breed in One District.
(From the Chilliwack Progress.)
Tlie second day's sessions of Provincial Dairymen's Convention opened with a large attendance of delegates and dairymen from the district. J. R. Terry, chief poultry Instructor, Victoria, opened the meeting with a very instructive address
on utilizing the by-products of the
dairy. Sweet and sour milk, whey
and skim milk are, in the speaker's
opinion, by-products of tlie dairy
which are almost, indispensable in
Ihe poultry yard. Every dairyman
should keep a number of hens and
chickens to turn to the best profit
tliflse by-products. Sweet milk is
ccnBldered a perfect food for in-
| cubator-hatched chickens. Butter
milk or sour milk is almost indis-
l.-cnsabln for profitable fattening of
chickens. With ground oats it gives
the flesh whiteness so much called for by the consumers. One of
the cheapest foods is a mixture of
ground oats and rice meal fed with
sour or butter milk. The speaker
warned against allowing chickens to
mn where tubercular Infected cattle are kept. They easily catch the
disease and in turn transmit the
germs id the human family through
the eggs .and dressed poultry. Hogs
too, are known to be easily Infected
vlth the tubercular germs and no
diseased poultry should ever be fed
to hogs.
Cure of the Dairy Cow.
C. H. Eckles, professor of dairy
husbandry, Columbia, gave one of
the most instructive addresses of
the convention In his talk on the
care and management of the dairy
cow. He complimented the dairymen of Chilliwack on the Intelligence shown by them in dairy farming. He has attended conventions
as far east as the Atlantic and south
to the gulf of Mexico and as far
west ns the Pacific ocean and the
up-to-dateness shown by the dairymen of this province was creditable
Indeed. The    speaker      advised
strongly to stick to one distinct
breed and to work towards the end
of eventually getting that breed
pure. The choice of a dairy breed
does not matter as much as the care
and management of the cows. He
favored community breeding very
i-trongly. Advised a valley such aS
Chilliwack to co-operate and make a
choice of one of the several dairy-
breeds and all breed that, and tho
results would be very far reaching
both as regards profit and reputation.    He cited several communities
in the United States where this system is adopted and breeders desiring those particular breeds of cattle
go there for their stock. There was
a large advantage In this system in
keeping male animals. Once a good
sire is discovered it should be kept)
in the community for an indefinite
period. The object of the breeder*
should bo to aim for high produc-1
tlve tendencies in the female, but'
this could be overdone if too much
inbreeding is followed. Inbreeding
has a tendency to affect the breed-1
ing qualities of the females. The
bull represents fifty per cent of the
herd and the selection of a sire1
should be made with care. All heifer calves should be kept and after
her.first calf an idea can be had as
to their milk productive qualities.
Those found to be poor milk producers should be sold to the butcher
at once. The modern cow ls the result of persistent building and selection for high milk production.'
Dairy qualities are transmitterF
through the male more strongly
than the dam.
The speaker demonstrated with
charts the result of twenty years'
breeding along milk producing lines
at Columbia Agricultural College.
These were convincing to the extent
that the transmission of blood from
the sire Is of more Importance than
through the female, but both should
he thoughtfully considered.
Understanding Ig That    Only    $7,.
500,000 of This  Issue Will
Be Marketed.
VICTORIA. Feb. 13.���The loan
bill was yesterday brought down in
the legislature by the Hon. Price
The bill authorizes the raising o^
ten million dollars by the sale o^
debentures which shall bear interesh
at the rate of not exceeding 4 1-&
per cent, per annum, payable halfi
yearly. The whole loan ls payable)
on June 30, 1941, and it provide_|
for the payment of the half-yearly,
appropriations out of the generalj
revenue  of  the  province  sufficient)
soclatlon.���Wm.   Kirkland/ .^.7
dent; A. deR. Taylor, secretary
Delta  Agricultural   Society ��� hr  j
Kerr Wilson, president;  A   _6r
Taylor, secretary.
License Commissioner.���Reeve a n
Patterson, Councillor S. Moriev'
J. Harris, J. McKee, J.P., and p
L. Berry, J.P. *
Member of Parliament.���J. D. Taylor,
New Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature.���p. j,
MacKenzle, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings.���Si). New Delta learn
Ladner every day for Steveston it
8.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., connecting with the B. C. E. R. cars. 8.8.
Transfer leaves for New Westminster dally, except Sundays, at 7
a.m.; returning leaves New West-
___________     ., _  - _..       niinster at 2 p.m., reaching Lad-
for The creation oYaTlnkJngTund1,,! *-er at 5:30 p,m'
The monies raised under this act) ]Rl*}}**y*'.~r_?*'_at. ..No^t--e.^.,* learM
are to be used in meeting treasury-
bills to the amount of ��310,000,,
which mature in London on May 28j
1914, the balance of the monies?
raised being paid into the consolidated revenue fund of the province.
The bill also approves of the or-i
der-in-councll passed last Novem-|
ber providing for an overdraft of!
$1,500,000, and ratifies the issue
and sale of treasury bills which:
were validated at that time.
Although the loan provides for a
maximum issue of ten million dollars, It is generally considered prob--
able that the full amount of the*
loan will not be made at the presenb
time owing to the present state of|
the bond market, but that |7,500,i
000  will  be  placed  on   the  market.
British    Cainpaimis   Being    Carried
on in a Number of Constitu-
em-lex In Old Lund.
1-OiNDON,   Feb.   14.���Brisk   tights
are proceeding In the constituencies
where by-elections are necessary In
consequence of the Cabinet changes. I
The greatest interest attaches to the I
contest In Bethnal Green where Mr.
F. C. Masterman had a majority or i
only 184.
The Liberals are fighting on the ���
Ipsues of Home Rule and the Par- i
ilamcnt Act, and the Unionists on
the insurance Act. which is unpopular for local reasons in tbe East Knd
of London, and Home Rule. The
Socialists will put candidates in the
field ln Poplar, Leith and Bethnal
Green probably.
Port Guichon daily for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.;
returning, leaves Vancouver at
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichon
about 6.30 p.m. B.C.E.R., Lulu
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Eburns
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 Eburne at 8.00
a.m. and 3 p.m. Special car for
Eburne at 6.00 a.m. Cars leave
Steveston at 6.30 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 11.00 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m. to 7
p.m. Mall (or Vancouver closes
at 12 noon; for New Westminster
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed all day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets ln ths
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on tht
second and fourth Saturdays is
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.
Richmond Is Likely to Be Involved
in Throes���Voters'    List
Ground of Attack.
CAMBIE, Lulu Island, Feb. 16-1
lt is not altogether improbable that
the last municipal elections of Richmond will be carried into the courts.
Claiming that there were several ir-
legularities, a number of ratepayers,
raised a fund some ten days ago,
employed a prominent Vancouver
barrister, and during tire mat we<*k
the latter has, it is said, made an
investigation. One ground of atta, k
is the voters' list, it being claimed
that over one hundred names placed
on the published list In one ward,
were only a short time before the,
\oting day changed to another ward..
This change in the list, lt la alleged, ls admitted, the statement being that through a clerical error
the names were placed under the
wrong ward.
It is stated that objection is also
made to the election on grounds similar to those on which the Langley
election were recently upset ln
Judge Schultz's court.
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle, M.A., vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pastor���Rev.    D.  G.    Macdonald.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspice*-- of the Ladies'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, I
p.m.; service, 3 p.m ; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.If
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sunday school, 2 p.m.; singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.SO.
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 at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8��p.m. Rev. C.
Wellesley Whittaker, pastor.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.     '
Services next Lord's Day at 'll
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sun-day school at 2.30 p.m.
Rev. J. J. Hastie, minister. B^^^^^^^^^^a_^^^_^^^^���
  JThe Delta Timee Is Vtt*u*'i��ml
Any  corrections  in   above   names |    Saturday from the Timee h��"
or times should 'he sent to the office|    Ladner, B.C.   J. D. Taylor. ���"*
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C. aging-director.
Coal mining rights or the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, ths
Northwest Territories and in a portion 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.
Application for a lease must he
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the Un-1
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by tl"
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be
refunded if the rlgl ts 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 mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full qu"n'
tity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year.
The lease will include Ibe c��al
mining rights onl* but the lee*-1-
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights mar m
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of JIO-"-
an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary oi
the Department of the Interior.
tawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication oi
this advertisement will  not be P��ia


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