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Array Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Heavy Rains and  High Tides  Play
Havoc With the Dykes���The
Worst Flood in Years.
Recent heavy rains coupled with
unusually high tides and a strong
wind together proved too much for
Ik strength of the dyke surrounding Westham Island and the residents of that thriving community
invoke on Sunday morning last to
ste their farms completely covered
with water, and before noc-i of thnt
day the entire island was covered
with about three feet of water, and
instead of spending Sunday as a day
of rest the farmers were compelled
to get out and work like Trojans to
save their homes and properties.
Up to Thursday last the holes ii
ibe dyke had not all been patched
up, and two or -three large gangs
of men were busy almost day and
night repairing them. One of the
first acts of the new council was to
inspect the damage done and early
Sunday morning they were on the
scene In full force helping by advice
and counsel to stem the rush of
water. Although so badly flooded,
the farmers will not sustain any
great amount of damage except*to
the hay in the barns, a considerable
quantity of which will no doubt be
unmarketable in consequence. Some
of the ranchers were compelled to
drive their cattle over to the Delta
side of the river for safety, but in
the majority of caBes the animals
were kept on the island. Storms and
... great extent for the breaks in the
dykes, of.whiyh there were three of
ver 1 no'feet In length, while nu-
iii. rous other smaller holes were
These are all being filled up by
. ings of men with shovels, as no
dredge is available and the work Is
dragging along In consequence, but
all broken parts will be repaired by
the end of this week.
It is sta'ed that the flood will
have a detr.nental effect on next
year's crop as the salt water lying
mi the land will sour it to a certain
extent nnd retard growth considerably. At all events the flood Is the
worst experienced in Westham for
years, and residents are sincerely
Loping that no repetition of the occurrence will take place In  future.
Oats Strengthen Owing to Conditions
in Northwest���Spuds und Hay
Weaken Slightly.
The market for farm produce had
varying moods during the past week.
This i3 indicated by a slight strengthening in the price of oats and a
weakening in hay and potatoes.
Oats showed no apparent change
in price, but the quotations remained
unaltered owing to an advanie in
the Northwest by which the local
maiket is greatly influenced. Ir the
demand in the Northwest holds local
prices mny show a slight advance
during the course of the next two
Hay slackened ofr considerably
during the past week, due to the
free offering of the Washington
variety. The price now ranges between $9.50 and $10. The slackness of the market is attributed in
I some quarters to the fact that the
farmers are now almost out of the
best quality stock. There is not
much trading in hay at the present
time, the farmers devoting their attention almost entirely to filling orders contracted previously. ThU
fact is also given as the cause for
the weak showing
Cooperation  the  Keynote���Policies
of the Reeves���Public Improvements and Financing.
The progress of the Delta Munici-
i -     ���	
Townspeople Agitating for Different , Influential    Citizens    Are    Pressing j Returned   With  Handsome  Majority
Location to One Su-��jest*cl I       Need tor Such���Keep Young-       i       Over Win. Kirkland���Results
by Bonrcl of Trade. sters oft   Streets. j o( Coui.ciln.anic Campaign
The suggestion  thrown out some
Peeling that Spmethmg should be j     Polling almost three votes to hla
pality  during the past  thirty years I weeks ago by  the  Board of Trade | ����1f t0.k^P the ''0l'-*--�� and young | opponent's one, Mr. Alex. D. Pater-
was reviewed in a recent article ap-j relative to the removal of the ferry  g.irls. of   thl?   ��0_nmu.ilty   eff   the
* *     cirpfirc     ii*.iwini'ii   c   ,n    ..-    . ii_-_    -.. >l*_i*-_.-_
pearing in the Vancouver News-1 slip as ait present located to some
Advertiser, and the following ex- j distance down the river, it not meet-
tracts should prove of interest to ing with the approval of a number
Delta Times readers: I of     the     prominent     townspeople,
When Mr. William H. Ladner I strangers would receive a wrong im-
came back from gold mining in the PreSBi��n of Ladner as they wouid be
Cariboo  and   settled   on     "���-     '������*- ' landed  ln   the  heart  of  Chinatown
the     tide
and would have a long walk 'hrough
marsh near tiie mouth of the Fraser  the mud before they-arrived at the
river, he found four things In abund
ance: Salt water, sea grass, ducks
and mosquitoes. Now, from a stretch
of 30,000 acres all have disappeared,
and in their place have come farms
and farm lands that would be the
pride of any country. What only-
thirty years ago was a quagmire impossible for horses even in summer
time, ls now the home of a thickly-
settled farming population, with a
road system and  municipal govern-
The     Brackman - Ker    freighter'ment second to none in the Fraser
"Grainer"   took  out  a  mixed  cargo.
Valley.    The  assessed  valuation   of
ed to be a bit wobbly. An excess
in supply has caused a temporary
check to the market in this line of
produce. Everybody is pretty well
stocked up.
of bay, oats and straw on Wednes-!the fam laud alone 's $6,500,000.
day morning last. The consignment I Tlle success of Delta may be sum-
was for the Victoria branch of the ��� med UP in one word���co-operation.
Brackman-Ker Company. jThe   municipality   was   first   formed
,     ., .,, Spuds   are   quoted  freely  at  $18   ln  1882' with ..Mr. W. H. Ladner as
high tides were responsible to   and |2n      fl at that th     ... .       t I reeve, to be succeeded the following
���  ���������������"���"  ��������������� ���>"��� >.������.���������-���   ... "." i year  by    iMr.  H.  D.   Benson,  -who,
after thirty-two years in and out of
office, Is this year retiring for the
last time, honored and respected by
friends and enemies alike. For 25
years the reeve's chair was filled almost constantly by either >Mr. Ladner or Mr. Benson, with an occasional change to a new man, such as
Messrs, John and William McKee.
East Delta Dyke Begun.
Ten years after incorporation the
East Delta dyke was begun, a comprehensive scheme taking in nearly
all the land fronting on Boundary
Bay, with the exception of that belonging to Mr. John Oliver. The
two men most largely responsible
for this work were Messrs. Benson
and McKee, Governor Paterson's interest being opposed. In 1894 the
agitation for a district dyke inclosing
the western part of the municipality
became so strong that an election
tory of the B.C. Condensed Milk I was fought on that platform alone,
factory,   and  iMr.   D.   Gilchrist,   the | and the anti-dyke party was defeat-
Despite Delays Rapid Progress Made
���Will Employ 20 Workpeople
���Daily Output 1..0 Cases.
Despite delays caused by the tardy
arrival of timber, fairly rapid pro***!
ress is being made on the new fac
foreman in charge, promises that the
building will be ready for use by
April 1.
Work on erecting the roof Is now
the principal task of the fifteen men
employed by Mr. Gilchrist, and this
There will be a mild lull in the
activities of the Board of Trade until
ahuut the second week ln February,
when the annual meeting and election of officers will be held.
A committee composed of Dr. A.
A. King and Messrs. E. L. Berry,
W, A. Kirkland, D. B. Grant and E.
T. Calvert, is busy making arrnnre-
ments for the annual banquet, which
will be held after the annual meet-
ng, it is expected, towards the latter
ir- of February. No Btone will be
left unturned to assure the banquet
,,,,,, ,,,och.nak,ng even,  ,��� ^ j       ,_.,_��� plttot mn-
Th best la.ent engageable for the , ��^^^1��ftpB1u��i Will
caslon will be procured and an en- ; ln�� ������' , '*.��� ...--k, ',,���,,, .,��� thp
 KWt is also being made to   *S^i!s?S&&^
ed. Among the leaders of the vie
torlous party were Messrs. Wm. McKee, Thos. McNeely and Wm. Pybus.
Construction was Immediately undertaken by Mr. H. D. Benson, who
completed the work  in  1896. Since
secure the -consent of at least one
ur two of the provincial government
leaders to speak at the affair.
Ladies will be especially welcomed
nt the banquet and during the course
of the dinner a flve->piece orchestra
will render a number of the litest
popular airs. Miss Walker, the
well-known local soloist, will bo
present and the catering is left in
the capable hands of Mr. Jack John-
While there will be every provision made for the wants of the inner
part of the structure should be fin-j that  time  the  history  of  the  Delta
lshed about  the first of next  week. | has been one of uninterrupted    and
The   building   ls   a   single   storey i increasing  prosperity,
structure, amply lighted by windows Hoads and Water System.
on. either side.    The floor space runs       wuh  U)e letlon -of the  ��� k.
above  12.000  square feet.    Al.soon j , m||  __-   the  .,,.._,  QUt   _f
as the roof  ls on,  work  on  the  Sn-j^ ,a_d fl per|o(, Qf ac,Uvlty ln ma(]_
building was entered upon, which is
now going through its second stage
ot development, from the earth and
gravel roads to those built of crushed rock. As the most fertile land
was the well-drained areas along
Chlluckthan and Crescent sloughs,
these naturally developed the denser
population. At the present time
the tonnage coming Into the town of
Ladner over the "Slough" and
"Trunk" roads Is about 7 to 1 over
other thoroughfares. As was the
case with the dyking schemes, the
more extensive of these road improvements have always bad owners
of large acreage opposed to them.
Tho year 1907, with the election
ls 150 cases. Milk from local dairy
ranches will be used as the raw material In the factory. Cream for the
B.C. Chocolate factory will also be
prepared in the building.
N. Lewis- M.P.. Receives Message
From   Equal  Suffrage  .'i.i-w-
ciation of Nelson, R.C.
business section.
As a counter suggestion they advocate the erection of a wharf and
pier just west of the big stores of
Lanning, Fawcett and Wilson, which
they claim would be a more central
spot and ithe pier could be so constructed to enable the ferry to come
in with equal facility from any
angle. The Idea is meeting with the
approval of the majority of the citizens and it is likely that this question will be taken up by the delegation, who will wait upon the provincial authorities at Victoria shortly and will discuss the ferry question  from all sides.
The delegation will advocate the
establishment of a larger boat and
one which would be capable of making the trip to Woodward's and return within the hour, and If this Is
done, the auto stage people are willing to make their runs hourly and
in fact they will In all likelihood extend their present run and go as far
south as Boundary Bay. This they
can very easily do by placing one
or two more machines on the roye,
and they expect the increased traffic
of the spring and summer to warrant such an outlay. The main
drawback to this improved system
just now would be the deplorable
state of oN. 5 road which is so badly
cut up that the 'stage is compelled
to barely crawl along, otherwise the
machines would bs shaken to pieces
after a very few trips at a fair rate
of speed ha"d been made.
streets, especially during ihe winter
mouths, a number or -,*>e influential
citizens are pressing fur tl.o establishment of some sort of :o ial nub
to which the younger cleme.it might
foregather and wjiere ihey might be
Instructed in athletic * ',*._*l other
forms of innocent amu-sement.
It has been suggested ihat the
churches take hoM of tha matter
anu endeavor to secure the basement
of the municipal hail us haadquar,
urs.    If this were done the
son was returned on Saturday last
as the Reeve of Delta for the year
1914, over Mr. William A. Kirkiand
by a majority of 155, the final count
being Paterson, 252; Wm. Kirkland,
The vote was the heaviest ever
known in the district and this is
attributed largely to the fact that
the agents for the various aspirants
and tlie aspirants themselves made
a thorough canvas of the entire district.    While  it  was  generally con-
nation   would   ot   necesstty   become   Ceded   tllat   Mr'   Paterson   ����� "���*'������   ���><-
non uectarian and this would it is
thought, be the best method a*? people of all denomination-! nrght join
in the club, irrespective of the
church to which they favored.
returned the winner when the votes
were counted, it was believed that
the contest would be a close one,
and 'Mr. Paterson's warmest adherents had never anticipated or ever
predicted  such  a sweeping and  de-
i-n���. .h * '- ?��� if ,'���   ,�� ,t!US !cisive victorJ'. and their enthusiasm
sr-inme the case of nv��, little l��ys,   knew no bounjs when the final re_
who a few  days  ago got   mixed  in   8ult   was   announced  b    Returning
anH '.? u "ZZ** W .1" "'.^i'   0Wce* N   A- McDalrmld*
and it is pointed out that if a club
house existed these little \ fellows
would not have been roaming
around the street after dark and the
trouble would never have arisen.
If the heads of ihe various
churches would get together on this
question and properly organize such
an association under efficient management, the venture is certain of
success and the benefits which are
sure to accrue to the rising generation from this step would repay the
promoters for the trouble Involved
one thousand fold.
Institute Dance Will Be Social Event
in Ladner Circles.
All roads will lead to McNeely
Hall on Friday evening, when the
members of the Farmers' Institute
will hold their annual ball. This
event ls one that ls looked forward
to by all the pleasure-loving people
of the coipmunity and the affair is
sure to be w-ell patronized. Franklin's Vancouver orchestra has been
engaged, and in addition, Mr. Chas.
Parsons, the well-known M. C, will
be on hand to see that the programme goes off with a swing and
that no one ls overlooked as regards  the securing of partners.
The nominal admission fee of one
dollar will prevail and all ladles will
he admitted free of charge.
OTTAWA,   Jan.   21.���Mr.     E.   N.
man.  there  will  be  a  total  absence j Lewis. M.P., who ProP0*"8 t0 ���*jj- I of  Mr.   H.  M.   Vesey  as   reeve,   saw
of any  kind  of  intoxicating  liquor, I duce a bill into the House "I OO^ , ,���_  beg|I1IllnK of  a  breaking  away
1     being the unanimous decision of; mons to extend tne B'!"rafct,,,,-..."u��� | from the ideas of an Isolated coun
board at their last regular, meet-1 men. has
lnK.    Anion
.'ho will  be .,,......   ...   . ,,������
Mr.   F   J.    MacKenzle,   M.P.P.  for i tragi Association
"ella, Mr. C. E. Tisdale, M.P.P., and
ol. J. D. Taylor, M.P.
received    the    following
it the r last regular meei-1 �����<-... im- '*^ "���--*��� n McDonald
ig the outside visitors message I rom Mrs. B. R. ��cDon��'��
,e  Invited  to attend  are: ! president   o    the,  Nelson,  B.C.,  Sut-
Resident* at the head of the Helta
"lough will shortly present a petition to the school board In which
:,l".v will nsk that a school be erect-
��'-l In that locality and that a new-
he formed. They point out
thai iii,.
The members of the Nelson Equal
Suffrage Association wish to convey
tii you their earnest endorsement of
your efforts on behalf of the extension of the suffrage to women. That
you mny be successful Is our sincere
Potatoes  wero    in  abundance  at   menaced  portion at a cost  of some
the   New  Westminster  market  yes-, $60,000.     Reeve    Hutcherson    was
there are a numbor of ohlldrenI ^j.- morning with the result that   succeeded   In   the  chair    by    Reeve
school  nue   In   that   vicinity   who;   .      ',      dronped  to   $1.10  a  sack   John Oliver, who advanced still  far
''   too far from  either  I.adner or,
boundary Buy schools to attend nnd
'    - ask that action along these lines
���  taken as soon as possible.
The board look with favor on the
���"''I'lest, which they realize is a Just
  nnd  lt Is likely that  the ques-1
''"ii   will   come   up   at   the   regular
meeting of tho board, February 2.
the price dropped 	
$-'() a ton. ther the policy of progress.    During
Po'ultry was also    plentiful,    the  his  period   of  office   the   municipal
prices  rising  a   few   cents,   fotrhlng ' works just  mentioned   were  carried
from   22  to   23  cents  a  pound. I through  and a drainage scheme  for
Dogs  which   hovered   between   40 , Bast    Delta    was    launched.       This
and 48 cents a  dozen  last  week  ro- (again   was   opposed  by non-resident
mained   steadv  at  the latter  prico owners.
this  week,  although  the supply  was j     j,,  i!H-_>   Reeve Oliver resigned  to
'\'LVNIPEG. Jan.  21.���The Mani-
' li:l    legislaiiire    yesterday    unani-
"""'Kl.v   resolved   that   the     British
Htutlon was the safest and best
"��� world.   In amending a resolu-
'"" ot Mr. C. D. McPherson for the
''��� Eduction   of   direct    legislation,
""   Mr. Montague had moved that
'"; Hritlsh    constitution    was    tho
���~;"psi   and  best   in   the   world   and
"  direct  legislation
Huttor  .���.Mas   quoted
4ft cents a pound retail.
Beside* potatoes In vegetables
there wns a fair supply of cabbages, carrots and turnips, selling
at   last   week's  prices.
Prices in  llsh. meats and
remained stationary.
a  line   from  New   Westminster   to
A ferry scheme from Ladner to
Woodward's Landing was more
openly opposed for the same reason,
but In the late fall of 1913 a compromise was made and a steamer
chartered for three months as an experiment. Although put on too late
to assist lu marketing the crops, the
ferry, from the standpoint of convenience, hns been an unqualified
success, and will, undoubtedly, be
followed by a more permanent and
less expensive method of transportation.
Dairy   Business   Growing.
Already the dairying business, by
being able to tdispose of its milk
every day, Is beginning to grow, two
carloads each morning now going to
Vancouver. One resident of Delta
has stated that the ferry Is worth
$500 per month in cash to him. The
year 1.913 also saw the completion
of a new municipal hall, nn ornament  to any community.
Several general Improvements yet
remain to be carried out: A direct
highway and rail communication to
New Westminster; better drainage
for the central portion of the municipality, and a re-assessment of
the dyking tax rate. The latter of
these has already assumed definite
Municipal  Finances.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
municipality has made such great
Improvements during the last few
years, It has been done without putting one dollar of debt ,-ignlnsl the
municipality as a whole. When the
 ���w ni:;     li.ni:*    sma! led    by ! West   Delta   dyking   bonds  nre   paid
ex-Reeve h. d! Benson, who has held,"1'1' """i >"���'���'' �������**���� wl" ���������������>��� �����' ������'���-
Office  until   the  present   time. ���perlnl water works bonds, those for
.    ���    _ ,   ., Mie   i:ulf   dyke   protection     and    the
(1.   V  R.  and   1-err.v. Ka_t   nH���n  Jralnagl
During   the   last   two    years
try side, which brought among Its
first fruits the electric light and the
farmers' co-operative telephone.
Dyke Thr.-jitei.ocl.
About the same time the waterworks agitation was begun. In 1910
it was found that the Fraser was
no longer depositing sediment along
the gulf foreshore and the dyke wns
becoming endangered by undermining by the sea. To protect the
lands Inside 8 heavy bed of gravel
was Bpread for two miles along the
License     Commissioners     Named���
Delegates  to  Interview  Provincial Authorities.
Beyond the appointment of the
various standing committees for the
year and the passing on of a small
mall bag to the heads of departments, very little business was before
the new council at their initial session, Monday last, and after a short
sitting the board adjourned to meet
again today in their regular semimonthly session.
Reeve Paterson, together with
Councillors Savage and Harris were
appointed to Interview the Government with regard to the amount of
the appropriation to be awarded
Delta this year and they will leave
early next week on this matter and
other questions affecting tbe municipality will also be taken up with the
authorities. The standing committees are: Finance, Councillors Brown
and Harris; roads and bridges, Huff.
Savage and Morley; dykes and
wharves, Savage and Huff; water
and light, Brown and Morley; police
and health, Harris and Huff.
The license commissioners are
Reeve Paterson, Councillors S. Morley and J. Harris; John McKee, J.P.,
and E. Li, Berry, J.P.
The board will meet every second
and fourth Saturdays In each month
commencing at 2 p.m.
nt-lake   charge  of   road   and   drainage
NEW YORK, Jto. 20.���Mexico
faces coal famine as a result of her
Internal struggle, nccording to the
Coal Age. unless the supply from
other countries equals the largo de-  it  is said,  because  strong  InflUBnOl
principal agitation has been for better transportation facilities. Tbe
Groat Northern Railway, whloh runs
one slow train a day, six* days In
the week from Port Guii-iMii lo Vancouver, was asked by the Hoard of
Trade of Ladner to improve its running ilmo and put on a train a day.
The   conferences   were   unsuccessful,
..   ...     .  .ia iot 'ntro  ,   ,    ,    .
'"'T'l.     Today Premier Robl'.n. Op-I (oal   AK��
nhnion .Leild��r   ^��rrl9 _?'L\ ^\,"'' mandsCnUThe'"year    1913    brought I was  brought   to   bear   on   tbe  other
.3 *5d ����' preei? de,ba ���    l,p ' "ther   total   destruction     or   great ! side in the hope lhat  If negotiation!
���n v   nonvl; ���      Prem'er���bplnK ,17   Homage to practlcallv ���� Ot the coal   failed the British Columbia  Electric
speaker to support the govern-   damage J o pr"�� �� m        ^
Moreover, the sinking fund rre-
atad to pay off the dyhlng bonds
has been used In a most fnr-seelng
manner. The annual surplus has
heen placed out at li tier cent. Interest among Ihe farmers on short
term loans, by so doing not only
creating a revenue for the municipality, but assisting its improvement.
The general tax rate is only 7 mills
on the dollar. There Is not another municipality In the Fraser
Valley thnt can show a proportionate
amount of Improvements and as low
a tax rate.
Robert   Hamilton  is  Third  Striking
Miner to Be Convicted on
This Charge.
Another young miner was found
guilty by the jury in the assize
court yesterday afternoon on the
lightest count of the six on the indictment. This was Robert Hamilton, a more boy, who was found
guilty of unlawful assembly at Extension In the August riotB, the Jury
Ignoring the heavier counts of
riotous destruction of property, etc.
This is the third consecutive case
in which the jurors have taken this
Mr. J. E. Bird, for the defence,
offered no evidence and in his address to the Jury assured the twelve
men that the crown had made out
no  case  ngalnst   his  client. Mr.
Justice Morrison assured the Jury
that the crown hnd made out a case
and charged against the prisoner.
Mr. Kirkland accepted the decision
of the electors quite philosophically
and declared he was satisfied with
the choice of the electors.
In the fight for the five council-
manic seats the winners were bunched with the exception of Councillor
James Savage, of Westham Island,
who headed the polls with the largest vote ever registered for a candidate in the history of the Delta.
He was given the handsome total of
257 votes just 39 more than his
nearest rial, Mr. Seymour tiutt.
The total vote reached 352, which
is above the figures of any previous
year by seme 90 or 100.
School trustees were elected by
acclamation and the Municipal Hall
Bylaw received the stamp of the people's approval by a handsome total,
the final figures being 247 for and
40 against. The complete results of
the election are as follows:
For Reeve���A. D. Paterson, 247;
W. A. Kirkland, 97.
For councillors���J. A. Savag-e,
257; Seymour Huff, 218; J. Harris,
209; Chris. Brown, 185; Sam Morley, 167; C. Davis, 124; H. Lewis,
113; A. Coleman, 79; W. J. Brandrith, 72; first five elected. The
school 'board Is Smith Wright, A.
DeR. Taylor, James McCallan.
This Is Estimated Effect of Increased   Transportation,   Premier
Tells Fruitgrowers.
VICTORIA, Jan. 22 ���The Fruit
Growers' Convention was opened
yesterday afternoon at the Empress
hotel, where the mayor of Victoria
gave them a hearty welcome aud
the premier, Sir Richard McBride,
outlined the Increased facilities of
transportation which the year would
briug. The last spike of the C. N.
R. is to be driven on July 1 next
and transcontinental freight service
Is expected  this fall.
He considered 800 new towns and
markets n modest estimate of what
the C. N. R. would bring to the
doors of British Columbia consumers and producers. He assured his
audience of hearty co-operation ot
both Provincial and Dominion governments, i
Reports of the president, executive and various subcommittees
were presented, that of the president emphasizing the need for
economy in the production and care
in the grading of the product with
a huge crop in sight on both sides
of the line.
Ill-monthly   Pay   on   Railways���Extension of Coasting Certificates'
OTTAWA, Jan. 22.���Mr. Mederic
Martin of Montreal yesterday Introduced the bill which he has had he-
fore the commission lu tho past
providing for bi-monthly pay on
Mr. ,1. A. Sinclair or Guysboro Introduced a bill that Is of special interest In the Maritime provinces. It
provides that captains holding coasting licences shall lie permitted to
Rail as far south ns the River La
Platte. By an act of some years ago
they were not allowed further south
than Capo Hatterns. This was latsr
extended to the Amazon, but extension of trnde now calls for further extending the point to which
Canadian skippers may go.
Big Government Dredge Is Added to
Others ul   Work  on  the
The Department of Public Works
dredge Mastodon wus brought
around to tho Fraser mouth toduy
and will be put to work enlarging
and deepening the outlet to the new
channel at the edge of the sandheads, This channel is rapidly
deepening itsell, und with the work
now being done by the other dredges
It is expected that It will be in excellent condition for the freshet, niter which, with the north training
Jutty, lt may be expected to practically care for itself.
Tbe  Mastodon  is one of the biggest diPPSr dredges operated by the
department, nnd will work with an
outfit of tug and dump scows.
Second Unit of Jetty.
It is expected that calls for tenders for the second unit of the jetty
will be issued very soon, und the
contract let so ns to continue the
work where the Broley and .Martin
contract ends.
The contractors are doing little
nclual construction work at this
time owing to bad weather, but Iiiim-
turned their whole crew to work
getting out brush for use on the
jetty as soon as the weather will allow a resumption of work.
WASHINGTON. .Inn. 17.-The
Democrats' house rules committee
decided against ordering an Investigation Into the Colorado strike and
the Calumet   copper strike.
0 -
Results of Saturday's Voting in the
Rural Municipalities of the
Fraser Valley.
EDMONDS, Jan. 19.-
exception of Councillors
and MafcDonald representing Wards
four and flve and who were reelected on Saturday the Burnaby
council for 1914 will be entirely
new with Mr. Hugo M. Fraser as
The poll was a record one, close
on 2000 voters turning out, with the
result for reeve as follows: H. M.
Fraser 1087; D. C. McGregor, 729,
and A. V. C. MacPherson 477.
For Councillors, William Bevan
will represent Ward one, defeating
O Deekert and Ex-Councillor Stride.
Ward two furnished a surprise when
former school trustee, D. C. Patter-!
R. Reid 73,
Ward   II���Chas.   E.  Hope,  ace.
Ward III���A. B. Armstrong 36;
W. S. Bodle-y 32.
Ward IV���John R. Bryden, 100;
H. A. Harrison 41.
Ward   V���B.   K.   Devlne,   ace.
Ward VI���A. M. Vannetta 66;
Jos.  Olson  32.
The vote for school trustees was:
R. J. Wark 351; John Howes 388;
David Harris 377; F. Matthias 128;
Ceo. Towle 315.
AGASSIZ, Jan. 19.���Saturday's
contest vvas only for reeve and memibers of the school board ,the councillors all having been elected by
acclamation.   The results were:
Reeve���R. L. Ashton 35; Geo.
Nichols  75.
School trustees���James A. H. Morrow 85;  John A. McRae 74;  Frank
West 52; A. C. Webster 80.
MISSION,    Jan.       19.���Saturday
son, was defeated by both W. H. Mission declared for exemption of
Madill and W. S. Rose. The latter improvements from taxation hy a
was elected by a majority of 81. vote of 130 to 79 and re-elected
Former Councillor T. D. Coldicutt Reeve Cade by a vote ot 152 to 68
was defeated by Charles Allen by a. for S. A. G. Verchere.
majority of 21.     Karrman was last      Councillors  were   elected   as  fol-
with 40 votes. ^^^^^^^^^^
In Ward four Charles Culley put
up a good fight against Councillor
Fau Vel, but lost with the vote
standing 165 to 108. Councillor A.
MacDonald easily defeated his op-j
ponent in Ward five, W. J. Holdom,
by 316 to 175
Ward I���J. A. Barr 28; C. Couter
Ward II���Frank Gibbaiii 39; M.
H. Mawhinney 11.
Ward 111���Thos. Thompson 62; J.
Adshead  11.
Ward IV���W. J. Clark 25 ** P. R.
John Murray, of McKay, will rep- j Krause 17.
resent Ward six this jear defeating
his three opponents by a big majority. He secured 187 votes, W.
Silver 78; Ex-Councillor Mayne, 74,
and Ernest Winch, the Socialist candidate SS. The latter's vote was
only polled at Central Park while
at all other polling stations it was
School Trustees for 1914 will be
James Herd 729; H. Burnes 665;
John Churchland 659, and C. E.
Campbell 629. The defeated candidates for school trustee were: C. M.
McLane 622: H. W. Forbes, 583;
Mark Lumley 548; W. Newsome
474, and E. Winch 390.
The result of the vote for councillors by  wards is  as  follows:
Ward I���Wm. Bevan 123; E.
Stride 115; O. Deekert 77.
Ward II���W. S. Rose 217; W. H.
Madill  1.16;   D.  C.  Patterson  98.
Ward III���Charles Allen 172;
T.'D. Coldicutt ir.1; W. Karrman 40.
Ward IV���D. Fau Vel 165; Chas.
Culley   108.
Ward V���A. MacDonald 316; W.
J. Holdom  175.
Ward VI���John Murrav 187; W.
Silver 78; T. Mayne 74; E. Winch
Maple Ridge.
POUT HANEY, Jan. 19.���Official returns from the Maple Ridge
elections Saturday, make some
slight changes in the unofficial figures secured Saturday night, but no
changes In the personnel of the
year's officials. The revised figures
Reeve���Lougheed, 266; Drain,
Councillors elected were: Dale,
265; Ansel, 246: Martyn, 236; Fulton, 233; Ball, 130. Defeated candidates for the council were: Aho,
55; Dayenport, 109; Gilchrist, 106;
Lilly, 97; Sibley, 67; Southworth,
School     trustees    elected     were:
Ulake, ,'iOS; Biggs, 276; Purdy, 253.
Davenport, 162, was defeated.
CLOVERDALE, Jan.    111.���There
vote for school trustees was:
J. A. Catherwood 235; E. S. Bray
58; J. W. Clark 167; Arthur McTag-
gart 171.
BRIDGEPORT, Jan. 19.���Reeve
Bridge, and Councillors Fentiman
and W. F. 'Howell having been returned for Steveston and Sea Island
by acclamatian, as were Thos. Lang
and Jas. Thompson for che school
board, Saturday's polling in Richmond was only indulged in by the
voters of Wards 2, 4 and 5, with the
following results: J. McLennan was
reelected over A. P. Stewart by a
majority of 11 in Ward 2; Rice Rees
defeated Councillor Wm. Gay in
Ward 4 by 15 votes; Thos. Foster
defeated Wm. Shephard in Ward 3
by a majority of 35.
South  Vancouver.
Reeve Korr was defeated for reelection by Thos. Dickie in South
Vancouver Saturday, in a three cornered contest. The vote was:
Dickie 2331; Kerr 1465; McArthur
The vote for councillors was:
Ward I���W. R. Rutledge 517; J.
Grahame 342;  W. Barclay 101.
Ward II���W. B. Russell .376; E.
A. Stevens 382.
Ward 111���Alex Mcintosh 241
W. Thomas 551.
Ward IV���E. L. Armstrong, 290;
Wm.   Winland.   307.
Ward V���Ed. Gold, 367; J. W.
Gooseley,   277.
Ward VI���J. R. Miller, 233; J.
W. Rowling, 248.
Ward VII���W. J. Allen, 313; E.
W.  Twiddy,  351.
School   trustees:
R.    H.    Neelands,    2626;    C.    N.
Whelpton,    2212;    J.    C.    Hudson,
2229; Fred Way, 1444.
Point Grey.
KERRISDALE. Jan. 19.���But
two wards elected councillors Saturday, Reeve Churchill and Councillors
D. M. Wells, .for Ward II, W. H.
I.embke, for Ward III, and M. R.
Wells, for Ward IV, and 0. A. Cun
Whiting, 93. The votes for the
three remaining candidates were,
Fostor, 90; N. Atkins, 77; Mounce,
which the firemen responded to her call
72. All of the men elected to the
council are residents of Burquitlam.
MT. LEHMAN, Jan. 19.���Reeve
Merryfieid of Matsqui was re-elected
here Saturday over Prof. Hill-Tout,
but a recount which was to
ascertain the result in Ward 3, both
i candidates having on the face of
the returns^ received 65 votes gave
McCallum   the  councillorship.    The
LOt-B   W3.S"
Reeve:' Wm. Merryfieid, 232; C.
B. Hill-Tout, 207.
Councillors: Ward 1, Melaijder
65; Jackman 21. Ward 2, Satchell
75; Marshall 63. Ward 3, Freder-
ickson G6; McCallum 67. Ward 4,
Beatoj 36; Elliott 29.
The vote for school trustees was,
Merryfieid, 184; Conroy, 207; Phillips,  138; Seldan, 64; Wooler, 35.
CHILLIWACK, Jan. 19.���Results
of Chilliwack township elections
Saturday  were:
Reeve: F. C. Kickbush, acclamation.
Councillors elected were: J. A.
McLeod, 315; W. M. Wells, 292;
Robt. Mercer, 267; Jas. Bailey, 246;
J. A. Evans, 234. The defeated candidates were: R. Ilrett, 206; R. 3.
Hamilton, 166; R. Harrison, 122.
The only change in the council of
1913 is that J. A. McLeod replaces
R.  Brett.
School 'trustees��� E. D. Darrow,
348; W. J. Thompson, 242 and J. C.
Robertson, 227, were elected, while
those defeated were: H. Webb, 212,
and John Hepburn,  166.
The school loan bylaws were defeated 258 to 182.
The vote on the high school referendum leaves the payment for pupils
attending the high school as it has
been since the establishment of the
school, the vote being 267 for and
148 against.
, _ .     ��� _    ,    .    liffe. for Ward V, being returned by
vvas  intense  interest  in  Saturday's acclamation.   The result of the poll
elections in this municipality and the   were:
Ward   I���J.   II.   Lacklin,   143;   J.
H.  Mackenzie,  82.
Ward   VI���M.  R.  Robson,  82;  R.
j B. Gosse, 50.
Three school trustees were elected
biggest vote ever cast was polled
Reeve Sullvan was returned by a
majority of 235 over Mr. II. T.
Tiirift, pf White Rock, with n council solidly back of his administra-
I Ion and policy, save for one member ��� as follows:
elected  by  the_Ward  1 Ratepayers' -     j, m.  Cliappell, 373
Association.     Tbe  vote for reeve in I
the various polling stations was:
Station Sullivan Thrift,
Tynehead.-.   .:.... 18
Springdale  24
Scctt   Road     2o
Mud   Bay.  35
.I( hnston  Road   .... 41
Cloverdale     117
Halls Prairie  28
White Rock  21
Crescent  9
S. Westminster  . .   . . 266
3 6
in    the
G.    W.
-T.  Y.  Hebron  120;   H,
Bradshaw   118;
George   Radford
The vote for councillors
vnrlou * v ards was.
Wm ��� 1 -Geo. Trlggs 96;
Aitcheson 89, ^^^^^_____
Ward  II���James E. Murphy, ace.
Ward III���.1. T. Brown, 9;<; Renj.
Stevenson 50.
Ward IV
Hornby !>7.
Ward   V���Henry
John   Gordon   38;
The vole for srhnol trustpeR was:
John Armstrong 5172; J, E. Rever-
idge 281; A. Dlnsmore 394; E. H.
Sands 357; Stephen Williams. 426.
Armstrong, Dlnsmore and Williams
I.ADNER, Jan. 19.���Saturday's
i I.i Mi.ii was adjourned late at night
until 9 o'clock this morning to per-
tnit tin- returns to arrive from outlying polling stations, when Ihe result  was announced as follows:
Tjorve���A. D. Patterson 252; W.
A.  Kirkland  98.
Tin- municipality is not divided
Into wards.
Councillor*  elected   were:
John H. Snvage. 243: Seymour
Huff. 21': JOS, Harris 201!; Chris.
Bro-.vn 1(18; S. Morley 15S. Defeated candidate! were C. 71. Davis. 119:
W. J Brandrith, 52; R. A. Coleman
69:  H. Lewis 108.
School trustees were elected by acclamation.     They are: S. Wright, A.
deR. Taylor and J. McCallum.
MURRAYVILLE, Jan. 19.���Stanley Towle was elected reeve Saturday, with 316 votes to 309 for Robt.
 Ik. M. Stewart, 356; W. J. Twlss, 316. Those
defeated for the school board were
W. H. Atherton, 286; M. C. Gordon,
West Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Jan. 19.���Reeve
John Lawson was re-elected ln West
Vancouver, Saturday. Councillors
elected were: A. White, F. Shields,
R. McPherson and J. W. Warden.
The ferry bylaw was defeated.
North Vancouver.
John McKay was elected to the
council Saturday over E. T. Ham-
mersmarks, In the only contest, the
other members of the council having been returned by acclamation.
HUNTINGDON, Jan. 19.���Saturday's contest in Sumas municipality
was confined to Ward one, where a
all  other
Officials having been elected by acclamation. Tho voting In this ward
resulted In the election of D. MacKenzle by a vote of 35 to 31 votes
cast for W. .1. Fraser. Tho council
now stands:
Reeve���L.  Munroe.
Councillors���Ward 1, D. MacKenzle; Ward 2, E. Austin; Ward
3, IV G. Stralton; Ward 4, Luther
School   trustees���F.     Braiton,   E.
Austin and L. Munroe.
MAILLARDVILLB,  Jan,   19���Mr.
L.  E.   Marmont  was    elected to the !
reeveship oi' Coquitlam  municipality |
Saturday having a  majority of 92 I
over his opponent  Councillor R. J.,
('.   Atkins,   the   vote   waa,   Marinont
149, Atkins    53.       Mr.    Marmont'sj
vote   war  In  the    Maillardvlllo  dis- ���
trie!,   hiii   home,   where   he   secured
the substantial  lend  of  72  over his
opponent's 16.     The   only district
that Mr. Atkins was in the lend was
Hint of East Coquitlam where he received  16 to Mr. Mnrmont's 15.
Not one of the present councillor!
were returned to office as both
Councillors Mounce and Fostor who
stood for re-election were defeated
by a good majority.    The new men
J. Warkiand  16 votes for J. A. HU- i fleeted   to  the    council    scats are:
ton. j Mr. J. D. Robertson, 106; Mr. Ralph
The vote for councillors was:        I Cxtoby,  104;  Mr. E. J. Percy. 101;
Ward I���Frank Matthias 82;    J. i Mr.  H.  Baker,    98;     Mr.    Wallace
Hon. Thos. Taylor Outlines Achievements  of Past Year in
This Line.
VICTORIA, Jan. 16.���The Hon.
Thomas Taylor, Minister of Railways, in making a review of the
year's activities, outlines some of
the construction work undertaken
by the several companies operating
in the province during the past
"With regard to the Pacific Great
Eastern during 1913," said Mr. Taylor, "a good start was made in the
construction of this line which,
when completed, will run- from Vancouver to Fort George. For the
tresent undertaking will be com*---
plete in two parts, a line along tha
North Shore of Burrard Inlet from
Lonsdale avenue, North Vancouver, to Point Atkinson, a distance of
about 12 miles, and a line from
tidewater at Newport to Fort
George. The North Shore line ia
to be electrified for the time being,
and will provide a suburban service. On January 1 a service from
North Vancouver to Dundarave,
about eight miles, will be inaugurated, and the balance of this por-i
tion of the road must be ready by1
July 1 next.
Fifteen  Miles  Laid.
Nearly fifteen miles of steel has
been laid north of Newport, and a
great deul of grading has been done
between there and Llllooet. The
company has 5000 men engaged at
work. Negotiations were completed during the year for the Squamish
Reserve at Newport, which is to be
used for terminal and townsite purposes, and for a portion of thei
Capllano Reserve in North Vancouver for sidings, yards and round-
I ouses. It is expected that an interim order will be issued at an
early date permitting the conlpany
to run trains over the completed
portion of the road north of Newport for the convenience of settlers
going into the interior.
"With regard to the G. T. P. at
the present rate of progress the two I
ends of steel  of the  Grand Trunk I
Pacific will be connected  by May 1
next.     Construction,   which   is  proceeding at the rate of three mi'es a j
day, one and a half ou the western
section  and  the Bame amount east
of Prince George, will be carried on
ell winter.    The climatic conditions
so far this season have been exceptionally    favorable    to     fast work.
Steel wl'l be laid into Prince George
by January 10, and today it Is only
25  miles away from that point.
"During the year 1913 work of
double-tracking our Cascade subdivision between mileages 47.8 and
108.8 on the C. P. n. has progressed, and double-track was ready for
operation on September 15, total
distance opened being 59.0 miles. In
connection with this work, ouri
brl lgei across Harrison river and
Pitt river are also being doub'e-
tnuked, but foundation work will
Dot be finished before the middle of
March, and It will be next September before steel work is completed.'
Both lines of double-track are being
lock ballasted, and it is expected'
that hv the fall of 1914 tho stretch
from Vancouver to Ruby Creek, a
distance of 81 miles, will be fully
ballasted with rork. Work of double-
tracking the distance from Reve-
stoke to Taft���24 miles, also 2*
miles Kamloops to east, and nine
mllei Kamloops to west, was also undertaken, and It Is expected that this
Aork will be completed by Junp.
1914.    In this case,  also,  will the
track be ballasted with material
which is up to the broken rock standard, namely, washed and crushed
Tunnel Started.
"Work has also beeu started on a
tunnel under the summit of Rogers'
Pass, tunnel proper being 25,900'
feet long. The summit in the tunnel
will be at an elevation of 3.786 feet,
whereas the old summit had an elevation of 4,322 feet. This tunnel
will save in rise 516 feet, and cut
out approximately 24,000 lineal feet
of snowsheds. It also eliminates 2,-
430 degrees of curvature, and short-,
ens the line by 4.5 miles.
"Large terminal improvements'
have been taken in hand at Vancouver at an approximate cost of two
and a half million dollars. These
comprise: New passenger station
and general offices, dock for British
Columbia Coast service with freight
shed on lower storey and passenger
facilities on.the upper storey, and
two overhead bridges at Burrard
and Granville streets.
"Fuel oil stations have been installed from Vancouver to Kamloops, and all engines converted to
oil-burners, so that oil is now exclusively used as fuel on our main
line from Vancouver to Field.
Work on Island.
"In addition to the development
on the Mainland, the Esquimalt &
Nanaimo Railway Co., pioneer railway on Vancouver Island, and now
under control of the Canadian Pacific, are proceeding with their plans
of development on the Island by an
extension of their main line from
Victoria to the north of the Island
in the construction of 45 miles of
railway between Parksville Junction
and Courtenay, the grading of which
line has been completed, and the
track laid and ballasted to Big
Qualicum river; active operations
are being carried on throughout the
winter, and it is announced by the
management that this line should
te ready for traffic about July 1
next year, which line will open up
with rail communication the famous
Courtenay valley in Comox district,
with its coal deposits and bordering
umoer areas> ran connection wltn
the outside world, for which it has
beetf waiting for many years, the
result of which will be of incalculable benefit, especially to Victoria,
as the commercial centre of what
will be one of the most prosperous
districts of Vancouver  Island.
"Since last year, the Lake Cowichan branch of the E. & N. Railway
Co. has been opened for operation,
rendering accessible 20 miles in the
Cowichan valley for settlement with
railway communication, and establishing a practical rail route for the
immense timber resources of the
Cowichan Lake district and streams
tributary thereto, which cannot help
resulting in very material prosperity to that district, both in the way,
of prosecution of the lumber industry and consequent followings of
agricultural  development."
CHILLIWACK, Jan. 19.���Results
of Chilliwack township elections Saturday were:
Reeve F, C. Kickbush, acclamation.
Councillors elected were: J. A. McLeod, 315; W. M. Wells, 292; Robt.
Mercer, 267; Jas. Bailey, 246; J. A.
Evans 234. The defeated candidates were: R. Brett, 206; R. S.
Hamilton 106; R. Harrison 122. The
enly change In the council of 1913
is that J. A. McLeod replaces R.
School trustees���E. D. Darrow,
348; W. J. Thompson, 242 and J, C.
Robertson 22 7, were elected, while
those defeated were H. Webb, 212
and John Hepburn, 166.
The school loan by-laws were defeated  258  to 182.
The vote on the high school refer-
rndum lavps the payment for pupils
attending the high school as It has
been since the establishment of fhe
school, the vote being 267 for and
148 against.
Action    In    Sequel    to    Proposal    to
Change Conditions of Competitions at Bisley.
LONDON, Jan. 17.���A new frifle
union was formed lest night as a
sequel to Important alterations
recommended by the War Office In
the conditions for shooting for the
King's Prize and other competitions
at Bisley.
At last night's meeting the founders slatod there are probably close
upon 200,000 members of rifle clubs
in this country. These clubs have
brought many recruits to the territorial force and taken at rough estimates of $25 per head, 200,000
members nre spending voluntnrlly
$5,000,000 per annum In the practice of rifle shooting.
Yet, they have no voice in the contests and are practically without
state aid. It Is Intended to form
branches of the new rifle union In
every part of the country, and steps
are being taken to interest the overseas riflemen. Another meeting has
been called for January 23.
Tne Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporated 1809.
Capital Authorised       ��5,0000<w��
Capital Paid Up    ��ll(8Oo,00o
Rert       -M2-500.000
Aggregate Assets, On* Hundred and Seventy-Five Man
Dollar*. t Um
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make everv
posltor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his flnancM
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upward
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May 3i��t     ,
Not-amber 30th each year. *ai
H. F. BISHOP, Manager. ' LADNER, b.c.
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
l************4****************** ********* ������OOQ(H.jrjJ^>v
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
Ladner, B. O. Phone
Sample Room. Prompt Service
*   Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable f
111 t*+*******^*****t****+***44ii** ***** ******* *4.4s*Hrj^fW��
Manufacturers .ind Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, -Lathi 3ash, Doors, T urnings and House Finishings.
Phone R14 Eburne. Prompt Delivery hy Rail or Scow.
Studebaker Cars Cole Cars
M. R. Wells & Son
Salesroom   -   Moosomin Avenue
Indian Motocycles    ��� Phone Eburne 17 L
Vhe 7)olta V
,00 A YEAR
U. S. A.   .    .   $1.50
SP/iyad It,
NKW YORK, Jan. 20.���Miss Alice
A. Holmes, who delighted in the
title of "the Mind poetess of Jersey
City," Is dead In her home ln that
city in her ninety-third year. Miss
Holmes, who wns n friend and
srhoolniate of MIks Fnnnlo J. Cros-
hy, the blind hymn writer, died suddenly but the fact only became generally known  today.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French regulator.- net er UUe. Tbeee
-pills ere exceedingly power .ul In regulating the
iK-tie rati ve portion of the fajiale ayatem. Refuae
-ill cheap Imitations. Dr. da Tm'( are aul.l at
���fi a l.-ix. or three Inr tin. Mailed to any addreea.
rhe Scab*!! torn* "��.. St. CathM-lp-an*. ������� ���
EVERETT, Jan. 22.���Beginning
this week, every lumber mill ln
Everett ls operating, with a single
exception, and there ls not an idle
shingle plant In the city, bo from an
Industrial standpoint, Everett has
never been in a healthier condition,
for the thousands of men employed
in Industries are making as much
money as they ever did. Prior to
and since the holidays several
plants were closed down for repairs,
but they are again operating and
expect to continue cutting.
Holds Up Traffic.
SEATTLE, Jan. 22���A billy goat,
single-handed proved to the satisfaction or about 2000 persons last
evening at 7 o'clock ln the vicinity
of Fourth avenue and Pike street
that all troubles of the police are
not. due to hold-ups, robbers and
murderers, Incidentally traffic on
Pike street and on Fourth avenue
waa tied up until the arrival of the
police auto, In which the goat was
taken to the city Jail, to be locked
up with various other self-elected of
his brethren.
Will Try Again.
MELLINGHAM. Jan. 22.���Another attempt will be made to Improve the high school conditions in
Bellingham. One more plan of some
Bort will be submitted to the peoplo |
during the spring months.' Just
what this plan will be is not definite
at (his time, but It Is practically assured that another bond election
vi ill be hold, making the fourth on
this public question.
February S "Apple Day."
OLYMPIA, Jan.  22.���Gov. Lister
has  Issued  a proclamation  naming
February 5, 1914, as Apple Day and,
urging all people of the state to
prepare for an observation of it.
Last spring the governor made April
5 Apple Day, this being his second
rnnual proclamation.
Attack Officer.
BELLINGHAM, Jan. 22.���Residents of Nooksack were Btartled Inst
night by the sound of shooting nn(l
for a space wero almost afraid that
rn echo of the Mexican revolution
was disturbing that peaceful village.
Investigation of the cauBe nf tho
firing revealed Immigration Inspector William Oreenblatt as the object of attack, with several allene
whom the Immigration official hml
attempted to halt as the attackliur
Proposal*    to      Counteract    Lloyd
George's  Plans Are Outlined
Hy Walter Ix>ng.
LONDON, Jan. in.���Tlie Unionists' proposal for land reform, I" ��V~
position to those of Rt. Hon. David
Lloyd George, were outlined at Holloway Saturday, by Hon. Wr.Ker
Long.     They Included:
Facilities for continuity of tenure
or compensation for loss of tenancy;
reasonable compensation for i"1*
provement made by tenants, protection or relief from unreasonable or
restricted leases.
Mr. Long objected that Mr. Lloyd
George's  proposed  land  department,
would give an opportunity for **"��r0
Patronage by ministers and mi     ���*'
ed instead the creation of an ������" '"
pendent  legal    tribunal    like    tne
wreck  commissioners' court.    Bucn
a measure, said Mr. Long, could ��e
passed  at the next session of P"1
llameot as a non-controversial me."*-
ilre, If Mr. Lloyd George so choose*- SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1914.
,   . Ktbel  Berry  is spending, a
i,vs iu  Vancouver    with    her
tfrswhoreeldeln that city.
\lr   ihos. Pensall, of Vancouver,
_ a visitor in town over Sunday.
�� stayed at the Ladner hotel.
Messrs  W. W. Alton and O. Ek-
���,'.   of kburne, were among Monday; visitors to town.      ,
Messrs. F L. Budling and W. H.
Eret Anderson were among Monday's
Vancouver visitors to  town.
Messrs. E. and B. Howard spent
a brief holiday in Vancouver last
Mr. E. F. Douglas, the well known
realty broker spent Thursday in
New Westminster on business.
���*,[,������_ jack Johnston and sister,
.���'. (j-ace  were visitors to Vancou-
,s01*'Wednesday, making the trip
],' way ul the new ferry.
���,���-��� ]i Slater, of the Ladner
hotel'spent Wednesday in Vancou-
Jer 0���  business,  returning  on  thej
late ferry- I
Mrs. C. O. Lambert will be at
home on Friday, January 30th from
3 until 5 in honor of Mrs. 'George
Mr. S. Walters, of the White
Stores, spent Wednesday of this
week in Vancouver on business. He
returned on Thursday evening.
A sni
all break occurred in the Mr. Alexander Scott, of Port Gui-
in Oliver dyke near Mud Bay last | chon, is reported greatly improved
,veek but the hole was filled up be- in health. He has been seriously 111
|ore jny damage was done. for some time back.
Ibe s' iiool children of Westham
island are still unable to attend
Ichool owing to the prevailing high
jatcr .'��'1 uootls on the land there.
The S. S. Trader brought a heavy
consignment of trees and shrubs
ircm the Layritz nurseries at Victoria consigned to Messrs. A. deR.
Tavlor, E. A. Brown and others.
For all Building Supplies and Fuel
0I1 apply to the B.C. Transport Co.,
Ltd, .'*'.r> Westminster Trust Building' Office phone 82C; wharf phone
Many Ladner citizens attended the
performance given by Paderewski at
the Orpheum theatre, Vancouver a
i bort time ago. Among those were
Mr. Alex. Howard and Miss Brown.
\ party of friends paid a surprise
visit to Mr. Kerr, G. B. Main road
on Tuesday night. After he had
quite recovered himself Mr. Kerr
entertained his guests in appropriate
Messrs. A. deR .Taylor and A. Seymour Taylor attended the ball given by the Odd Fellows' lodge at Vancouver on Monday last. TUey report an enjoyable trip.
The Sheriff's sale held on the
Thirkle farm last week, saw some
good prices obtained for horses and
farm implements and a sum well
over 52000 was realized. The
-al.- was conducted by Sheriff T. J.
Armstrong of New Westminster.
Mr, Utorge Shay, of Blaine, a
judge of the Blaine precinct, was in
Udner Inst week, the guest of Mr.
,ioc Jordan. Mr. Shay returned to
Blaine on Sunday last after visiting
married daughters in New West-
minster nnd Vancouver,
Mr. and Mrs. James McCrea have
the sympathy of the entire community with them in their recent
bad bereavement in the death of
iheir infant daughter, which occurred early this week.
The Delta school board are meeting this afternoon in a "Special session and it is expected that the date
of the by-election, necessitated by
the resignation of Mr. C. Davis some
time ago, will be set.
Mr. T. W. G. Blackman, of Vap-
cctlver, representing the B. C. Life
Assurance Company, made a tour of
the Delta in company with Mr. E. F.
Douglas on Wednesday. He was
much impressed with the rapidly
growing industrial Importance of the
business section.
To the Editor: Now that the whirl
of excitement of the municipal election ls over, I for one, feel that I
am voicing the wishes and desires
of many, by voicing the hope that
the first business of the new council
will be to provide proper "Fire
Equipment" for the- "Hydrants"
which are fixed about the town.
This ls no local matter, but one that
affects the whole Delta. I feel sure
that if the council provides the
proper apparatus, a good workable
volunteer fire brigade could be
formed for taking charge of the apparatus and being on hand whenever
their services were required. Hoping that this letter will have the
desired effect in stirring up interest
in this matter.
Mrs. Cave-Browne-Cave has es'
tablished :i singing class in Ladner
and already has a number of pupils
enrolled, Classes aro held each
Tin laj afternoon. In addition to
Mrs. Cave-Browne-Cave
. * lessons in pianoforte, touch
method and choral practice.
Those in'the district who had the
pleasure of meeting Mr. A. J. Nick-
son of the operating department of
the Dominion Railway Commission,
about three months ago in respect
to the G. N. R.. service, will regret
to learn of his death which occurred
In Ottawa just recently.
The committee of the Board of
Trade, appointed to visit the authorities in respect to the ferry service
to Woodward's, is still awaiting
word irom Mr. Frank J. MacKenzle,
M.P.P., aa to the most suitable time
for making tbe trip. A wire from
���'������ member Is expected at any time,
t wever,
The aeventll annual social even-
I ball of the Delta Farmers'
institute will be held In McNeely
hall on Vrlday evening, January 30.
Franklin's orchestra providing
music and Mr. Charles Parsons In
iliarue of the floor, It is assured
that the affair will be the success tt
lias been ln the past.
Reeve A. D. Paterson spent Wednesday of this week in Vancouver.
He will leave early in the coming
week for Victoria where he will attend the annual meeting of th 3 B.
C. Stock Breeders' Association, ot
which organization he is the president.
A good programme is being prepared for the annual convention of
B. C. Stock Breeders, which is to be
held In the Empress hotel, January
2!> and 30. A number of local
breeders who are members of the
association will attend from Ladner
and other points of the Lower
tin- executive committee of the
Women's Christian Temperance Union m,t at the home of Mrs. H.
Lewis on Tuesday 20th inst. It
���|- decided thgt Instead of the
regular meeting on February 3 a
public social would be held on February io tot commemorate Francis
Willard day.
The death occurred on Thursday
morning last of Mi's. F. Hartnell,
who for a number of years had been
one of Delta's most respected citizens. Interment took place to the
Boundary Bay cemetery yesterday
and the event was largely attended.
The deceased lady was over eighty
years of age and had been ailing for
some time.
Chinese of Ladner are today cele-
bratlng their New Year to the ac-
"*n.imminent of crackers and other
multifarious noises, dear to the
hean of the small boy. Friday
light and today, Chinatown was the
hnaieat ,md noiselst place on the
���ewer peninsula and the din will not
""1 until late this evening.
A most gratifying number of pupils joined the singing class started
by Mrs. Cave-Browne-Cave on Tuesday evening last, the practice being
helcl at the home of Mrs. W. J. Lanning. The next will be held In the
Odd Fellows' block in the room lately vacated by Mr. Gifford, where it
is hoped many more will enroll as
On Monday last a number of Lad- i
"er people who thought they  were I
'"'"i ihrough to Vancouver had to ,
���"'������urn to their homes disappointed
���* the  Auto  stage  which  connects
������nil the government ferry at Wood-
*��rd'B l.nndtng, broke down and it
,'    "ell  into the afternoon before
���������" car wns sufficiently repaired to
continuo Its run.
1Ir. 1>. A. McKee, president of the
Board of Trade, interviewed the
'"i;" 'Puis of the company operating
"l1, "ito stage service between
woodward's Landing and the North
''.'i last week on the subject or an
improvement in the service. It ls
expected that something of a beno-
"���-'ial nnt uro will result from the
*������''���   luck Johnston,    of the Delta
'���"���"������ has fitted up a private dining
r  suitable-for small select  par-
n"s and also for the accommoda-
'""' of ladles who might wish to
' !l ini-privateiy. The new room
J1 "���' i y nicely furnished and no de-
1,11 which might add to the comfort nf guests has been overlooked.
The Delta Times has been credibly Informed that the Armour Packing Company, of Chicago, have completed negotiations for the purchase
of a cannery at West Point Roberts,
and we are assured that the deal ls
almost complete but that the plant
will not be actually taken over hy
the new owners until well on ln February.
Athough it has been the general
opinion that the assembly hall ln
L_ie new municipal headquarters
would be large enough to accommodate Delta crowds for years to come,
lust the opposite proved the case on
nomination and election days as tho
big room was crowded to tho doors
nnd a number of the ratepayers
were compelled to stand in the
lobby and hall and catch what
snatches of the speeches they best
could. It is estimated that several
hundred people attended at these
gatherings, which Is ample evidence
of the unusual amount of interest
ti ken  In the elections thlB year.
To the Editor: I was very pleased
to see your article in last week's
issue re a co-operative or Farmers'
Exchange. If properly managed
(and there is no reason why lt should
not be) Lt would be a boon to the
whole Delta. Take the farmer, he
could devote the whole of his time
to his ranch and develop his land
to its fullest extent with produce
for which he has no worry as to its
disposal, also knowing that at a fixed
day each month his cheque will be
forthcoming. The exchange, on the
other hand, will be able to assemble the small parcels of produce and
dispose of them in large parcels,
quickly handled to salesmen in the
adjoining cities. There is a demand
for all sorts of produce, but it does
not pay the farmer to barter his
goods in small parcels. "Organization" should be the "keynote," and
if the farmers and some good substantial residents were to get together a sound workable exchange
could be found. It should not be
forgotten that if an institute of this
description is formed substantial
help from the government can be
obtained under their act.
It is for all parties to get busy,
call a meeting and discuss this proposition in a -business way, which
will in the near future bring greater
success, and also easier times to the
Hoping this letter in conjunction
with your article of last week will
be read and taken seriously to heart
New Westminster.
Mayor A. W. Gray re-elected over
J. J. Johnston by a majority of 241.
Grav 1318; Johnston 1075 votes.
Council���J. S. Bryson, 1681; T.
S. Annandale, 1581; W. Dodd, 1244;
T. H. Smith, 1153; J. B. Jardlne,
1124; A. E. Kellington 1005; E.
Goulet, 901. Aid. Henley was defeated with a vote of 824.
School Trustees���T. J. Trapp, Dr.
T. B. Green, Mrs. S. A. Gilley, Dr,
P. D. MaeSween.
Port Moody
Mayor P. D. Roe, re-elected over
Dr. R. C. Cartwright by 51 majority.
Roe 200;  Cartwright 149.
Council���W. D. McKay, J. H. McLean, A. B. White, John Taylor, J.
H. McNeice, A. G. Maude.
Port   Coquitlam.
Mayor���J. R. Mackenzie elected
over Mayor Mars by a majority of
29.      Mackenzie   203:   Mars   174.
Council���Aid. R. C. Galer, A. W.
Keith, R.' O'Hanley, Aid. D. E.
Welcher and R. W. Hawthorne.
School Trustees���Mrs. J. Smith,
Arthur Mars.
OTTAWA, Jan. 20.���According to
a report issued yesterday no less
than 1150 miles of new lines have
been added to the Canadian government telegraph system this year.
The telegraph lines owned by the
government now aggregate a length
ot 9,792 miles. The most important
extensions during the year were
made ip British Columbia, the
prairie provinces and the Yukon.
Bounty  is Claimed on  Nine���Many
Killed    Which    Are Not
(From The British Columbian.)
The days of at least some of tbe
destructive hair seal that prey especially upon the salmon are numbered. Already, since the bounty of
$3.60 per seal came into force the
bead office of the Fisheries Department here has received proof ot
the killing of nine of these voracious pelagians.
Of the seals killed, four were shot
in the Fraser river and the returns
for the others came from the Nanaimo inspectorate to Chief Inspector Cunningham.
Mr. Cunningham points out that
these returns show a much larger
destruction of seals than the nine
whose tails were produced. The reports of the hunters show that they
shot at least three seals for each
one they were able to recover and
cut the tall from. They sink quickly and It requires great agility to
recover the body of the animal. This
is especially difficult in manoeuvring
a gasoline launch.
That many more hunters will join
in the pursuit is evident from the
number of Inquiries for particulars
that have be*en received by Chief Inspector Cunningham from all parts
of the coast. In this connection it
may be stated that the bounty does
not apply to sea lions, several hunters having asked If lt did.
It ls noteworthy that the number of seals for which a bounty will
be paid 13 this year limited to 1000.
As a matter of fact the offering of
the bounty ls more or less of an experiment this first year of its existence.
The nine seals whose deaths are
so far proved are not all that have
been killed in the last couple of
weeks. Chief Inspector Cunningham is In receipt of letters from men
at a distance asking for affidavits
that thev may sign and send down
along with the seals' tail-*,
trophies of the chase.
Is Found With Badly Strained Leg
In An Apartment Block���
Makes No Fight.
WINNIPEG, Jan. 19.���John
Krafchenko, alleged murderer and
proven bad man, was arrested at
11:08 a'clock last night in an apartment block. Crippled by a badly
strained leg, he made no effort at
resistance and uttered no protest.
John Westlake, living with him in
the small suite in which he was
taken, wag also arrested on a charge
of "aiding, abetting and comforting."
Krafchenko's counsel nnd Reid,
one of the constables forming ills
guard at the time of his sensational
escape, are also under arrest.
���Un k
believes in keeping nis
-'ry up-to-date and even a little
in advance of the times, rather than
Electric Restorer for Men
L__"sPhonol restarts vmy users ia the body
��V kn,lL'**,ll,y- /'">�����<"��� d��s��y ���ii1 ���" y*-���1!
nil. J"1 svnitA st one*.,    rhospheo*) will
to   m IV _now m��n-   PrlciJJ��bo��.of two lo'
Co  b,^'".0 ��nv iddre-u.  tt-�� SooWl Drag
LONDON, inn. 20.���An unconfirmed report tb.it Emperor William
had suffered n paralytic stroke caused a monetary scare on the London Stock Exchange. Consols dropped a half point but soon recovered
three-eights of the fall.
VICTORIA. Jan. 20.���The citizens contributed JR81 on Thursday
as a result of the tag day on behalf
of the miners in prison for associations with the strike disturbances.
OTTAWA, Jan. 17.���It has been
learned here that regulations satisfactory u'.ke to the .\lbe'.t;i delegation and those of the delegation of
tho livestock men who were In the
capital during the past week have
been arrived at with regard to the
leasing privileges In that iportiion
of the province comprising roughly
the eastern portion of the province
and excluding the foothill country
west of the railway.
The appointment of a permanent
ranching commission was advocated
by certain members of the committee.
Defeats Aid.  Gleason  for Mayoralty
������Results   In   Nnnnlmo,   Prince
Rupert,  Etc.
VICTORIA, Jan. 16.���Mr. Alex.
Stewart won by the'magnificent majority of 2104 over his opponent
Aid. Gleason in the mayoralty contest
here yesterday. The successful
aldermen out of a ticket of 26 were
Messrs. Porter, Todd, Bell, McNeill,
McCandless, Dllworth, Fullerton,
Okell, Cuthbert and Sargent.
Mr. Gleason was the champion of
the moral reform element.
'   Nanaimo.
NANAIMO, Jan. 16.���The result
of the municipal elections in Nanaimo are as follows:
For Mayor���Planta 990; Hodg-
kinson 500.
Aldermen were chosen as follows:
North Ward, Forrester 314, Cros-
san 311, McKinnell 300 (elected),
Laird 97, Taylor 97, Thomas 90.
South Ward, Ferguson 24b, Cavalsky
232, Young 231 (elected), Newton
191, Shenton 180, Cochrane 175.
Mddle Ward, McKenzie 408, Bush-
by 404, Kileen 356 (elected) Thompson  198, Todd  192 and Young 188.
The citizens'  ticket was returned
throughout,   the   Socialists   not   returning a  single  candidate.    There
ls great excitement in town.
Prince Rupert.
PRINCE RUPERT, Jan. 16.���Ex-
Mayor S. M. Newton, proprietor of
The Empire, was elected mayor of
Prince Rupert over Mayor Pattullo
by a majority of 86 yesterday.
The    hydro-electric       agreement,
which    Involves    possibly    valuable
franchise  to  be  given  to  a  private
corporation, was beaten by over 100.
MERRITT, Jan. 16.���The four-
cornered mayoralty contest resulted
as folol-.vs: Messrs. A. Jackson 83, J.
Walters, 80, G. B. Armstrong 55,
Dr. Tutill 27.
The following are the returns ln
the aldermanlc contest: West Ward,
Harold Greig 101, A. McGoran 82,
P. McLean 71. West Ward, A.
Ewart 82, J. McFarlane 53, J.,Fair-
clough 42.
For the vacancy In the school
board there were two oanaiidates, the
contest resulting In a tie. Upon
the conclusion of the recount the
returning officer gave the castlhg
vote ln favor of Mr. F. S. Gay ahd
ngalnst Mr. P. McLean, the retiring
REVELSTOKE, Jan. 16.���A heated contest for mayor closed last
night, Mr. H. McKinnon being elected by a majority of twelve votes over
his opponent. Mr. W. I. Brlggs. Mr.
McKinnon got 269 votes. AH aldermen were elected by acclamation:
Ward I, Messrs. H. J. McSorley and
A Pradollni; Ward II. Messrs. W.
A. Smythe nnd Ceo. Bell: WArd HI,
���-i'-_--������<���}   -m.  j*--,,-,.-  ������.-j  _,    VBoihntn
The.following school trustees were
elected by acclamation: Messrs. H.
Manning. Ed. Trimble and T. E. L.
OTTAWA, Jan. 21.���One of the
most interesting features of the
meeting of the Conservation Commission, which opened yesterday is
the fact that a woman was one of
the speakers. Mrs. E. M. Plump-
tree, wife of Rev. Canon Plumptree,
of Toronto, gave an address on the
co-operation between the Conservation Committee and the National
Council of Women, of which organization she is the recording secretary.
The Ladner - Steveston
Perry Service
Beginning Monday, September 15,
the steamer New Delta will run on
her fall and winter schedule, as follows! Leaves at 8.30 a.m. aflU 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
Ebm-ne cars at 8:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m. and the Steveston cars at
Is forming a class ln Ladner for
Voice Culture, Sight Reading
and Choral Practice
To be held on Tuesday evenings.
Terms for Session (12 Weeks) $2.50
Lessons given also in Pianoforte,
Singing, Theory, Harmony, etc.
Pupils prepared for the Royal
Academy and Royal College of
Music (England) examinations.
For particulars, address care of
Mrs. Lanning, Ladner, B.C.
"What's Your Phone Number?"
Can You Answer Tbis Question
If not, don't yoiu know you are
losing business and running risk.
What ie more necessary than a telephone in case of sickness or fire?
Delta   Telephone   Co.,   Ltd.
Ferry Auto Stage
ladner-Vancouver Service
Auto leaves corner Fraser
Arm and River Road alt 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. *
Talking to the Point
Our OtaMHto-d Want Arts, ar��t
right Sm to th* Mint at taw*,
If torn -MM somathlar tay ������ la
a tmm wm* ehosan mmmSm.   Tha
mt tha   hast kla-s af
MMUiar haylnc ar tall-
For Sale. For Exchange Wanted te
Purchase, To Let, Lost. Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent par
word. Minimum, 25 cents for any one
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be ln by 1 p.m.
on Thursday.
WANTED.���Elderly man, single,
seeks situation as help; service
for board. Must move residence
immediately. Address, 1., Post
Office, Ladner.
TO LOAN.���$3,000 on first mort-i
gage, improved Delta farm landi
E. F. Douglas, Ladner.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of  Soda  Water,
Ginger Ale,  and aU Kinds of
Summer Drinks.
Your Patronage Solicited.
Highest Prices for Live and Dressed
Poultry,   Fresh Eggs and   Produce.
Consignments Solicited.
City Market, Main St.,    Vancouver.
Poultry Wanted
Best Prices Paid.
Authorized Capital  $250,000.00.
H. A. MacDonald,   .Managing Director.
Advertise in the Delta Times
Its Construction and Use.
m-ick'y stop* coufhi,  cures  colds, snd  heali
ths throat end lunct. tt cents.
WASHINGTON, .Ian. 20.���Chairman Overman of the Senate lobbv
committee declared that if Georgp
.Toslyn of Omaha, Npb., president o*
the Western Newspa.per Unlo"
not come to Washington voluntarily, he would be subpoenaed tc
testify on the charge tbat his concern has been paid by the Canadian
government to furnish to American
newspapers, "patent Insldes" containing favorable representations o'
agriculture In Canada.
There are many miles of roads
which must be maintained by some
inexpensive means. Tfie split-log
drag has been found to be one of
the most useful implements for this
purpose. It is now ln use ln many1
localities, a,nd this simple instrument is keeping in repair economically an increasing mileage of the
rural highways of this country.
A dry, sound, red cedar log is
the best material for a drag, the
hardwoods being usually too heavy
for this purpose, it should te from
7 to 8 feet long, from 10 to 12
inches in diameter, and carefully
sawn down the middle. The heaviest und best slab should be selected
for the centre, both flat sides to the
front, and should be set on edge 30
inches apart. The back half is
given a setback of 16 to 18 Inches
at the right-hand end, so that when
the drag is drawn along at an angle
paralle' to the ditch on the right
hand side of the road, tim extremities of the back half will be directly behind those of the front half,
as, otherwise, (he ditch end of the
rear slab would project past the
ditch end of the front slab, resulting in crowding Into the bank and1
Interfering with the proper work->
Ing of the drag. /
Two cross-pieces are wedged in
two-Inch auger holes bored through
lhe slabs and, on the right handl
side, a piece of scantling is insert-'
ed between the ends of the slabs.'
This is of great value In strengthening and stiffening the end of the
front slab. In working a clay or
gumbo road it Is advisable to put
iron on the lower edge of both flat
Handles may be attached to iron
shoes shaped like sled runners, the
shoes to be stapled to the back of
each end of the front slab in such
a way as to allow motion. sideways
as well as up and down. By pressing the handles the drag ran bo
raised, thus depositing a load of
dirt when desired to fill a hollow
or increase the crown at some particular spot.
A platform of inch boards held
together by three cleuts should be
placed on the stakes between the
s'abs. These boards should be
���paced at leust an inch apart to
allow any earth tbat may heap up
and fall over the front slab to sift
through upon the road again. Tho
end dents should be placed so that
they will not rest upon the cross
stakes, but drop Inside them. TheBO
cleats should extend nbout tin Inch
beyond the finished width of the
platform. An extra weight may bo
added if necessary, but it is seldom
To use the drag, attach a chain
to the left cross piece, which is behind tho front slab, running the
other end of the chain through a
hole in the front slab near the right
end or around the front end. It
is a mistake to hook this end of tlie
chain over the front slab as in the
case of the oilier end, for when
the drag strikes B stone or snag
there is great danger Of toppling
forward. Wilh the rlghl end of
the chain drawn through the hole
In tho slab as suggested, this danger
Is obviated.
The o.perntion of the drag is very
Simple, For ordinary Smoothing
purposes the drag may be drawn up
and down the road one or two
rounds, commencing at the edge
and working towards the centre.
Usually it Ir drawn ut an angle of
about   45   degrees. For  the   last
stroke or two the drag may be
drawn backwards with the round
side of the slab to the front and
with comparatively little angle.
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$10,000,000 IN 1913
Minister  Reviews  Expenditures    of
provincial Department During
tlie  Past Yeur.
VICTORIA, Jan. 16.���The sum
Of ?_,Cti_,G00 was.appropriated last
ytar for the erection of public Luild-
iugs, the construction of roads and
Wharves and tor subsidies to steamers ami terries, and although about
$2,000,Out) of this sum has not yet
beeu spout, the amount of new construction undertaken by the Public**
Works Department far exceeds that'
of any previous year in the annals
of   the   provincial  government.
'���It has been a year of general aud
substantial deve.opraent in all
branches," states Hon. Thomas Taylor, ln reviewing the work of his>
department for the past year, "and
there is no purt of the province
where settlement exists In which
some work of improvement has not
been  undertaken.
7(H) Miles of New Roads.
"The mileage of new roads constructed amounts to over 700. and
the mileage on whioh the department has been engaged, including
the work done in repairs and improvements, amounts to over 12,-'
"Prominent among these roads is
the Banff-Windermere highway, on
which sixteen miles of ungravelled
roadbed has been constructed during the past season. With regard
to the transprovlncinl road, at least
twenty miles has been constructed
through an abnormally difficult section.
"With regard to the improvement
of Strathcona Park, under the
supervision of Col. Thompson,
Messrs. Casey -fc Lewis have, among
other things, cleared and grubbed
7.25 miles, which is now ready to
grade, aud have also built a per-i
maneut bridge.
"A large number of important
bridges have been completed and a
number are under construction at
the present time.
New Buildings Erected.
���'Willi regard to the important
buildings completed or under construction at the present time, the
additions to the parliament buildings, Victoria, are now nearing completion, the east wing within a few
days, and the west wing by July 1.
The cost of these additions will approximate $1,000,000.
"The west wing of the Court
House, Vancouver, has already been
completed at a cost of $250,000,
while the improvements to tlie Normal School in the Terminal City, including the erection of the gymnasium and the Improvements to the
heating plant, have also been turn-t
ed  over by the contractors.
"Work on the Normal school, Victoria, which It Is estimated will cost
$300,000   before  completion,  is  already well advanced and the provincial   gaol   at  Victoria  is  practically-
completed and  will be turned over
to   lhe   Attorney-General's     Department on  February the 16th,    Thisi
building has cost  $250,000.
New  Court  Houses.
"Court houses have been completed at Vernon and Revelstoke and at
Quesnel, while tenders have recently been let for the construction of
the government buildings at Nicola
and  Merritt.    The  first unit of the,
government buildings at Prince Kn-
pert are estimated to coot $1,000,- '
000, ami will be finished during the
coming year. j
"The Industrial Sohoo; for Girls
at Vancouver will be ready for occupation on February 1, the structure I
when completed costing appnox-
Imately $100.000. Improvements
were made during last year on the
l.ulldings of tlie land registry office, I
Mew Westminster and Kam oops, I
while the first wing of the Mental
Hospital al Essondale was completed last spring. Work on the Prison
Farm at Oalc.-illu has progressed
during the year nnd the first structure has been erected at a cost of
$800,000. Further work has 1 I-
icudy been begun on this biiildii �����
and will be completed, according to
estimates new In the hands of engineers of the department within six
months, Two wings of the Provln-
olal Home at Kamloops have been
finished and work OB the central-
block will be begun In the course of
the next few weeks.
Province's London Buildings.
"Work mi Ibe new provincial government building! at No. 1 and 3
Regent street, London, has already
been begun, After some weeks of
delay necessitated by the legal technics it lea of the land lease problem
I be <��� in tract hns been let and the
Old Continental hotel, which stood
on the site bas already been demolished. Plans have now been approved and ll Ib expected that tbe buildings will be ready for occupation'
by midsummer,
i'   "Jn view of tiie fact that a large
number Of bul dings cured for by
last year's appropriations have not
been 1 ompletedi it is probable that
the amount '.1 be devoted tn public
works during the coming year wilt
r.Ot approach Hie record sum set
1   nl..   laitl   year.     There  Is  B  general
relaxation    of    building     activity
among private owners and by building companies nnd the iead taken
by Individuals Will assuredly be reflected in the activities of the Department nf Public Works.
OF $5,000,000
This Is Estimate of C. P. R. Appro,
pi-iatioiis  for British  Columbia in  1014.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 22.���
While no large projects in addition
to those already being undertaken
figure on the list of the appropriations for the British Columbia division of the Canadian Pacific Railway this year, the programme of
improvements outlined for 1914
shows that new improvements for
British Columbia lines will involve
the expenditure of nearly a million
dollars. The special undertakings
such as the Vancouver terminal and
dockage development scheme; the
two new stenmers for the British
Columbia coast service, the new hotel in this city, the Rogers Pass
tunnel project, and the extension of
the double tracking, are all financed with special allocations, and do
not figure on the list of ordinary appropriations. While it is difficult to
place an unofficial estimate of the
I aggregate sum which will be spent
by the C. P. R. in British Columbia
[during 1914 in view of the large
expenditures involved in the Rogers Pass tunnel project and the
Vancouver terminals, it is declared
that the total will reach, if not exceed the $5,000,000 mark. The ultimate cost of the boring of the big
five-mile tunnel, extending over two
or three years, is said to figure out j
at $10,000,000, without taking into |
consideration the other work in con-1
nectlon with the scheme nnd the
double tracking which will be done
ln the same district. Tbe terminal'
improvements at Vancouver will
necessitate the outlay of more than
$2,500,000. The work on the latter
is well advanced. The new depot is
I about half completed, the super-
i structure of the Burrard street
! bridge is approaching the finished
stage, and the new British Columbia coast service dock and depot is
also  well  in hand.
Included in the appropriations
just passed is a sum for filling behind the sea wall which extends
along the entire waterfront property owned by the C. P. R. This
will make the dockage system permanent, protect the piling and effect
a great improvement. The sea wall
was built in 1905 with the object of
further development later. Gravel
rblained by dredging or shipped
from the company's pits will be used
for the work.
Thirty miles of steel will be laid
and seven miles of fresh ballasting
will be done on British Columbia
lines during the current year, ln
connection with ordinary track Improvements, new spurs and maintenance. This work is In addition
to the double tracking on the main
line. A ^yenty-five-mile section ls
being paralleled west of Revelstoke.
The C. P. R. now has eighty miles
of double track In operation between
Vancouver and Ruby Creek and
t, hen the sections now under operation are completed will be in an advantageous position to cope with I
heavy traffic at all the slrategeticl
points on its British Columbia
division, ;
Of the amount appropriated for
track improvements about half will,
be spent, on building new steel j
bridges, replacing and Installing
new culverts, strengthening embankments and similar undertakings
along the main line and on branches.
The ballasting, new steel and tie renewals will cost about $250,000
while the balance will he expended
on repairs and improvements at
shops at Vancouver. Revelstoke,
Field and other important points,
nnd on extending the yard facilities,
improving snow sheds and so on.
A large proportion ef the new steel
will be of the 85-pound class designed fo, heavy traffic. The work
In the shops nt Vancouver Includes
a drainage*system at the English*
bay yards and repairs and Improvements tn buildings.
Vice President George J. Bury of
the C. P, H., who was iu the city
last week, announced in tbe course
of an Interview that the question of
f-irther appropriations for the current year would be considered by
the president and board of directors
next  June,
To the Electors of Delta
Ladies antl Gentlemen���
I desire to take this opportunity of expressing my appreciation
ofthe manner in which you supported me ut the polls in the municipal election on Saturday last.
It will be my earnest endeavor to further the best Interests of
the community at all times, and I ask that your united support and
counsel be extended to the 1914 administration.
Again thanking you for the trust you have reposed in me.
A. D. Paterson.
Ladner, January 19th, 1914.
To the Electors of Delta
Ladies and Gentlemen���
I take this opportunity of thanking you for the honor bestowed
upon me at the polls on Saturday last.    The support accorded me
was most whole-hearted, and I can assure you that I will serve the
ratepayers to the best of my ability.   Thanking you again, I am
Yours sincerely,
Chris Brown,
I.adner, January 19th, 1914.
To the Electors of Delta
Ladies and Gentlemen���
I wish to extend my heartfelt thanks for the splendid s.upport
accorded me in Saturday's election, and can assure you ->f my deep
appreciation of the honor done by returning me at the head of the
polls for councillor. My policy will be a fair distribution of the
revenue to all portions of the municipality, and I hope that at the
end of 1914 the trust that you have reposed in me will prove to have
been merited.
James A. Savage,
Ladner, January 19th, 1914.
To the Electors of Delta
I.allies and Gentlemen���
I desire to return my sincere thanks to all who so generously
rallied to my support at the recent municipal election. I have been
greatly honored and will do my utmost to serve you and to advance
the best Interests of the municipality and the ratepayers as a whole.
Joseph Harris,
Ladner, January 19th, 1914.
< emm llloi-Klecl.
The   familv  remedy   for   Cough*   and   Colds
Small  do��e.     Small   bottle.    Beit  a.nce   1870
Sir Thomas Tall Strongly Advocates
Immediate Action on the
Part of Canada.
OTTAWA, Jan. 111. ���The necessity of Canada taking immediate action to strengthen the n-aval forces
ol Hie empire was strongly urged
by sir Thomas Tait, addressing the
Canadian clul. here nn Saturday afternoon. Bald Sir Thomas: "i am
convince,1 that the white people of
tin- empire, Irrespective of what
country tbey belong to or what race
they Include, desire ihe maintenance
nl llie empire, if for no loftier reason than for iheir Individual interest and t'nr the advancement of
their community Interests. There Is
much in lose and nothing to gain by
the dismembering of the empire,
and the salne thing Is true or the
colored races within the empire as
far as thev understand the <iues-
To the Electors if Delta
I.allies and Gentlemen���
I wish to express my deep sense of gratification for the endors-
alion of my candidature for councillor at the polls on Saturday last.
I have been honored indeed and bespeak the united support of all
for myself and colleagues on Ihe 1914 council. The trust Is an important one and I can give you my earnest assurance that I will
un my inmost to fulfil it to the bes* Interests of the community
at large.
Samuel Morley,
I.adner, January I Mil, 1914.
< 'olinellloi-Kle, I.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.���A setback was given woman suffrage today by Democrats of the house rules
committee. In executive session the
majority of the committee voted I
practica'!}'   unanimously  against   it.
To the Electors of Delta
ladies aiid Gentlemen���
I  take this Opportunity  to thank   the  people  of  Delia  for  the
generous support accorded me in the campaign just closed 1 can
assure them that I am deeply appreciative of the honor and sin-
cerel} hope to prove In all ways worthy of your continued support
and will welcome your counsel and guidance in all matters affecting
iln- general  welfare of the municipality.
Yours sincerely.
Seymour Huff,
I.adner, January 19th, 1914.
Defeats Mayor Hanes by Majority of
10.-V���A1I  Bylaws Are
Mayor George S, Hanes was defeated
la the mayoralty contest by Mr. W.
J. Irwin yesterday the latter's majority being 103. The vote was:
Mr. Irwin, 829;  Mr   Hanes, 72-..
The following aldermen, Mr. Geo.
W, Vance, 961; Mr. R. C. Biss, 795;
Mr. Alex Philip, 708; Mr. T. L.
Kennedv, 692; Mr. H. C. Wright,
686, and Mr. R. J. Fowler, 679.
Messrs. M. S. McDonald with 962
and E. A. Morden with 759 votes
were elected school trustees.
All the bylaws carried.
13.92   Acres   of  iirst    class     Delta
lands, situate adjacent    to   the
Main    Truuk road,    two miles
east  of  the  village of Ladner,
being subdivision 4 of District
Lots 138, 181 and 182, group 2,
New Westminster District.
Tenders  will  be received  for the
above, by the undersigned (as agent
for the executors of the late Jessie
Eliza Smith)  up to the 10th day of
February, A.D., 1914, subject to the
following conditions: Tenders to be
accompanied   by   a   marked   cheque
lor "250.00 as deposit, and if tender
accepted, the balance of the purchase
money to be paid on or before 24th
day of February, A.D., 1914; unsuccessful tenderers    will have deposit
cheque returned on the 11th February, A.D., 1914.
Box 53, Ladner, B.C.
Sealed tenders addressed to the
undersigned, and endorsed "Tender
for addition and alterations to the
Public Building. Victoria, B.C.," will
be received at this office until 4.00
p.m., on Monday, February 16, 1914,
for .the construction of the aforesaid  addition and alteration.
Plans, specification and form of
contract can be seen and forms of
tender obtained at the office of Mr.
Wm. Henderson, Resident Architect, Victoria, B.C.; on application
to the Postmaster, Vancouver, B.C.,
and at this Department.
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless made on the printed forms supplied, and signed with their actual
signatures, stating their occupations
and places of residence. In the
case of firms, the actual signature,
the nature of the occupation, and
place of residence of each member
of the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied
by an accepted cheque on a chartered hank, payable to the order of
the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, equal to ten per cent. (10
p.c.) of the amount of the tender,
which will be forfeited if the person
tendering decline to enter into a
contract when called upon to do so,
or fail to complete the work contracted for. If the tender be not
accepted the cheque will be returned.
The Department does not bind Itself to accept the lowest or any
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, January  18,  1914.
Newspapers will not be paid for
this advertisement if they insert it
without authority from the Department.
Delta municipality is ,0,
the mouth of the Fraser R v*1?" H
finest agricultural district n "������I
3-he chief interests in tha ni? B'C'(
farming, dairying, fruit ��� ,. *r��l
market gardening, sheep iir.d v.Ur*'l
breeding. There are au hor��e|
canneries in the Delta m��nio?a , onl
There are shipping raciliZ ">
and boat to the markets of n m\
and the United States ti,UnM*l
yield ls the largest per acre ,�� >-!
ada, and the sheep and hors " H
are the finest in British c"!LH
Along the south bank of the P?b1''
River there are splendid sit ^l
industries. *" r��l
Board   of Trade.���President, D   1 I
McKee; secretary, s. \v. PiBhB, .
Justices of Peace_H. D. Be   o\
J. Kirkland, J. McKee, K L n0'*|
Police Magistrate,���J. McKeo ^'1
Medical Health Officer.���nr t v   I
Wilson. ' -""I
Coroners.���Dr. A. A. King and n, I
J. Kerr Wilson. 8   M Dr'[
School Board-S Wright, rkalra,,.
C. Davie, A. deR, Taylor, jT'l
Callum, W. R. Ellis, N. a. McDisJ
mid. secretary. l>"
Farmers' Institute.���T. t Harri I
president; N. A. McDiarmid , '''
tary. '  vCre*
Delta Farmers' Game Protective Ati
soclation.���Wm.   Kirkland,  dp-.,
dent; A. deR. Taylor, secretar*'
Delta Agricultural Society ���Dr 1
Kerr Wilson, president; A Art
Taylor, secretary.
Member of Parliament.���j. d Taviop I
New Westminster. '    *   '
Member of Local Legislature.���F J
MacKenzle, New Westminster     'I
Boat Sailings.���S.a. New Delta leavssl
Ladner every day for Steveston at I
8.30   a.m.,   12.30   p.m.  and 6 It
p.m.,   connecting   with  the B  C
E.  R.  cars.    S.S. Transfer leavei
for New Westminster daily, except f
Sundays,   at   7   a.m.;   returnlni
leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m.
reaching Ladner at 5.30 p.m.    '
Railways.���Great Northern learn
Port Guichon daily for New Wett-
minster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.-
returning, leaves Vancouver it
2.30 p.m., reaching Port Guichon
about 6.30 p.m. b.c.e.r., Lulu j
Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to Eburne
and Steveston���Cars leave Granville street depot (at north eui
of bridge over False Craek) at 6.30 |
a.m. and hourly until 11.30 p.ni.
Special car for Eburne at 6u0
a.m. Cars leave Steveston at 8.30
a.m. and hourly until 11.30 pm.
Sunday service���First car leavei
either terminus at 8.30 a.m.;
hourly service thereafter until
11.30 p.m.
Post Office.���Hours, 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. Mall for Vancouver closet
at 12 noon; for New Westminster
and up river points at 6.30 a.m.;
closed all day Sunday.
Municipal Council.���Meets In the
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on the
second and fourth Saturdays la
eacb month at 2 p.m.   Reeve, H.
D. Benson; councillors, L. 0.
Paterson, W. A. Kirkland, Han.
ford Lewis, G. Dennis. Chrli
Brown;   clerk,  N.  A. McDiarmid.
\      CHURCH  NOTICES     \
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m, second fourtb
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 auspices of the Ladles'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, 1
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.21
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sunday school, 2 p.m.; singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909. Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
a.m. Rev. Father W. Chaput, parish
Services next Lord's Day 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 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7 30
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.30 pm
Rev. j. j. Hastie, minister.
Any corrections In above names
or times should be Bent to the office
of the Delta Times, Ladner  B C
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, tbe Yukon Territory, the
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
2660 acres will be leased to one applicant.
App'icatlon for a lease must be
made by tbe applicant In person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal subdivisions of sections, and
In unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of |5, which will b*
refunded if the rights applied for
are not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of tho min�� a' th9
rate of five cents  per ton.
The person operating the mm
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for thc full -man-
tlty of merchantable coal mined and
puy the royalty thereon. If the colt
mining rights are not being ������i'e"nl'
ed, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year. .
The lease will Include the "N"
mining rights only, but the lessee
may be permitted to purchii-e whatever available surface rights may ���*>��
considered necessary for the emv
Ing of the mine at the rate of Ji*-*1-1--
an acre.
For full Information application
should be made to the Becretary m
the Department of the Interior, <���*
tawa, or to any Agent or Bub-Agen
of Dominion Lands.
W. W. COItV.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized public-it'011 j"
this advertisement will not be pa'"
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., j-'";, ,,
���No  trace  has  been   found  or    ���
LewlH Clark, capitalist, of f*��0**^'
who disappeared Friday nigh* -������'
escorting his wife to the �����'��� ''"'
eisco train. -
The Delta Times fs MiMlshed every
Saturday from the Times B��1W��*
Ladner, B.C. J. D. Taylor. m����


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