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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
j��� Delta���Lighting System Is Again
Connected in Delta and
Advisability of Erecting Xew Church
Building Discussed at Annual
Representatives of Delta,  Richmond
and Vancouver Heek Perry
promptly at eight o'clock on Mon-1 A congregational meeting of the The Ladner ferry project was be-
day evening the electric lights all ; members and adherents of the fore the executive council of the gov
through the municipality of Delta' Methodist church was held on Tues-: eminent on Tuesday morning when
once more responded to the pressing I day evening to discuss the advisa- i the deputation from the local council
of the button and for the first time bility of thoroughly renovating the was Introduced by Frank MacKenzie
. :,ic the gale which ravaged the mu- present   church   structure.    After   a
lpallty during the first week or; very enthusiastic and profitable distills month. Following the destrur-! cusslon the meeting almost unani-
tion, on Tuesday, December 31, oriinously voted to recommend to the
thi big wooden towers, which at that j Board of Trustees the building of
time brought the electric current lntij a new church with the proper facili-
l.adner and the surrounding district, j ties for a'Sunday school, league and
the residents of the municipality and j social purposes,
the storekeepers of Ladner have been |     On motion the meeting adjourned
member for Delta. While the execu-
��� live  gave  no  definite   promise,  the
members of the deputation left tne
'. conference firm lu the belief that tnt>
estimates  will contain  the necessary
appropriation for the establlshmeti*
I of the ferry on the Fraser between
j Ladner and Woodward's Slougn.
! The   importance   of   connection   be
Snow   Disappears  Before  Rain   and
Warm Winds���Early Spring
Scarcely a patch of snow remains
to be seen in Ladner as an indication that for the past month the
district has been bound by one of
the severest Bnow storms experienced in years. Bright spring weather
with a touch of frost in the air almost removes the thought that but
a week ago access to the Delta was
almost impossible.
Early on Tuesday morning, Jan.
6th, the first fall of snow covered
the ground with Its wintry garments
and  since  that  time  until  about  a
ompelled to resort to gasoline and  to    convene   again   on    Wednesday ! tween the farmers of Delta and th--!weelt aS�� the face of the land was
oil  lamps.    At that time lt was an-  evening, February 5th, at 8.30 p.m.,1
nounced   by   the   B.C.E.R.   that   the  when further suggestions will be re-
towers  would  not be reconstructec, I ceived   toward  the  working  out  of
but that first a temporary and later'a plan best suited to present needs,
rmanent line would he produced: Refreshments     '"  ' '  '      "
will be served by the
"the" East   Delta  Waterworks, j ladies at the close of this meeting,
re  the  service   down  the  River ;and  It   is  hoped  that  the gathering   ed Keeve Benson   of Delta* Courcn-iincoDvenJeno<* to the local telephone
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a pe
,, nl' ended. i w*1-  De thoroughly representative
At eight o'clock on Monday even-jthe Congregation,
ing of this week the large crew of i
linemen who have been engaged on
this construction work for nearly a
month  were enabled to resume the
connection, and  once more the conveniences  of electricity   were  made
possible to the local consumers.
It Is expected that the construction
great market of Vancouver was emphasized by the various speakers.
Accompanying the delegation were
Mr. C. E. Tisdall, Vancouver, ana
Mr. F. Carter Cotton, member from
effectually obscured with the white
blanket. Following the last of all
the snow, rain set in last Saturday
and the warm winds which fanned
the country soon removea the effects
About   $1��0    Realized   from   Affair  Annual Meeting Held ut New West*
Given Last Friday Night in
McNeely Hall.
Richmond.    The   deputation   inclua-!?*  Lhe rf^n of King Winter.
lors Kirkland, Dennis and Paterson,
i E. C. Hutcherson and H. Hutcherson
The question of cost was gone into
the discussion In this connection db-
ing based on the report of the engi.
Delegation of Farmers Ask for Pro-! n.fr ot' the public works deparfment !to   th_
who recently investigated th.  whole
some   respects  It  was
engineer's     estimate
I might be cut down if one of the im
vincial   Government -owned
Telephone System.
VICTORIA,    Jan.    24.���The    Pro
will be retained In this district i vincial government was asked
months, yet on the construction : by representatives of the farmers
of  the  line,g  along    Oliver,    Emery, | the   interior   to   adopt   a   policy   of I entrance to Vancouver.    Fraser ave
Matthew,   Smith,   Benson and Fair-; government-owned      telephones     ln ; nue  was  suggested.    The  estimated
view roads, and lt will be necessary I this province, and  in reply the Pre-j cost of the project is as follows:
to finish the line which has just been imler   acknowledged   the   importance;     \ear   Ladner Approach,   waiting
constructed, as It was only tempor-'of the subject proposed, and asked ; rooms, etc., and slip, lMOo.
arlly installed.    It is also understood : that its advocates prepare a memo-!     Woodward's
service resulted from the storm
however, as has been the case in
the municipalities and cities on the
northern side of the river. The
storm wa_ not felt to such an extern: here on account of nearness
ocean.      It is  thought that
Over 100 couples graced the floor
of McNeely Hall at the annual Farmers' Ball, which was given on Friday night, January 24th, under th**
auspices of the Delta Farmers' Institute. The affair was successful
in every way, the programme being
well assorted and the financial returns coming well up to the expectations of those who had the fuction
in charge.
After the grand march, lead by i
Master of Ceremonies Mr. M. G.
Parsons, the programme commenced. During the evening waltzes,
two and three steps, quadrilles, minuets, and all the well-known dances
minster on Wednesday-
dresses Delivered.
altcgether about two feet of snow
! fell in the Delta, and this compared
With the three and a half to six feet If cur   o'clock   on
were indulged in. among which was | troduced Mr
the old-fashioned barn dance. Tho
feature of the evening was the dancing of the Circassian Circle, a dance
which is rarely incorporated in the
programme and which was an entire
success. It appealed to the dancers J
through its novelty.
Much of the success of the occasion Is attributable to the music,
which was suupplfed by Franklin's
orchestra, of Vancouver, who had
been secured for the occasion.      At
Over fifty delegates were present
on Wednesday morning to the opening session of the B.C. Stockbreeders'
Association annual convention, which
was held in the New Westminster
City Council chombers, Now Westminster. In addition to addresses
given by Mayor Cray, of New Westminster, and the president of the
convention. Mr. A. I). Paterson, of
Delta, Dr. J. G. Rutherford, of Calgary, gave a very interesting address
on the importance of slock breed-
; Professor W. T. Macdonald.
vincial live stock commissioner,
is  secretary   of   the   association,
Hugh   Van   Pelt,
tndav i ���. ,,        -, <? T*realized In some of the nearby mu- the dancers began
>rs ofifc thoroughfares through ^uth,,,^    UUes   ,    b t more   proof  ing that they had
rso    Vancouver could be used in securing !of   the   raildnegg   of   the   Delta   dl-Joyable  evening.
Saturday morning
to disperse, feel-
spent a very en-
i    Were It not for the touch of the
|frost in the air the splendid weather
.which    is    now    being    experienced
would  almost  make  Delta  residents
Landing���Approach,]forget   that   la8t   week    they    were
that the three miles of the old pole  rial, setting forth their views, which j waiting rooms,  store, etc., ano sup, Iwearina winter clodhlmr nnd the In
line   connecting   Ladner   with   the I he promised would be given the most: ?3300.S idicat ons a" the present ttaiel
newly   constructed  llne  will  be  re-;ca**e*'ul consideration of the govern-  * Ferrv  boat>  70  feet long, 28  feet'^wlrd an earlv SStaT
newed and a high tension service in-; men:  during the coming recess. heam and 4 feet draUght, capable or spring.
died to replace it. |.   While   the_ proposal   was  brought! carrvlng a deckload of TO tons and j	
! 50 passengers at a speed of 10 miles] BUILDING INADEQUATE.
The   new line  will  be  a  boon  to before   the   Royal   Commission,   now
the residents of East Delta, especially investigating agricultural conditions I       h_       mted coraplete as per Can_
who  are altuated   along   the | in    B.C.,    the    farmers _ interested ^da shipplng Act| ���519,000.
route  of  the  new  pole  lines,  as It 1 deemed  it advisable,  with  the view
ill provide not only electricity suf-'of saving time, to bring the matter 1
-..though it is not known yet how
much will remain after all expenses
are paid, It is expected that the Institute will be well repaid for their
efforts as approximately $190 waa
collected  at  the door.
flclent for the domestic purposes, but jto tne direct attention of the 80V:|^er"^*-pj^6Md"lerty"'apprMC^1
power as well.
Shows Healthy Condition of Municipality���Road  Taxes Amount
to $1,484.45.
The financial statement for Richmond   municipality   Is   as   follows:
Receipts���General   loan   and   special   rates,   $57,986.35;   road  taxes,
$1,484.45;    licenses,    $3,097.50;   interest on arrears of taxes,  $962.34;
police  department  fines,   $2,739.50;
interest on sinking fund and inort-
gages,     $1,874.97;     sinking     fund;
mortgages, repaid, $8,500;  contribu-i
nuns,   B.C.   Thoroughbred   Assocla- province,
tion, $727.50; bridge account, South ] Browing districts.
Vancouver    municipality,    $809.03; j 	
provincial government contributions,j
$15,000;   tax  sale,  surplus,  $5,956.-i
NS;  sundries, $1,425.97;  balance as
al  December 31st,  1912, amount advanced   on   account   of   proceeds  ot 1
debentures under bylaws passed not I
in   received,  $80,663.72;   $185,765.-1     NEW  WESTMINSTER,  Feb.   1.���
56.    Balance as at January 1, 1912,1 According   to   the   report    of    Hon.
$547.45. [Price   Ellison,  minister   of    finance,
Expenditures. ;the  Provincial  government has  paid
Public works:  general. $4,193.92;   out a large amount of money in con
ward one, $7,566.23; ward two, $7,- mction  with  goverrnment buildings
605;   ward three,  $10,705.83;  ward; In this city and district
four,  $11,962.80;     ward  five,    $23,-' "The public
Total cost between banks, $:;s,70o.
To   work  in   widening  dyke   rrom
.-.._.-.i    -i    -_.-   es-��- 1 r ,��j..--   t-    nan���
err.menl at the present time, and
Mr J. C. Harris, of New Denver,
and Mr. J. T. Lawrence, of Grand
Forks, were delegated to set forth
the urgent need of such a new
policy. It was pointed out that, although the co-operative and the Independent telephone companies were
doing their best to give an efficient
service, they found frequent difficulties In securing connections with
the B.C. Telephone Company, with
the result that serious losses were
suffered   by   shippers   of   perishable
products. The success or the gov- the present production of farm proa-
ernment telephone systems in Sas- ; uce In Delta would justify a consider-
katohewan and Alberta was pointed ab'e outlay on improved transporta-
to as a proof that such a system i tion facilities. As the matter now
would be of great benefit in this : stands, Hon. Thomas Taylor, minis-
especially in the fruit- ter of works, will look into the ques-
' Hon  of detail,  costs,
To work in Improving Fraser av��-
nue for heavy traffic, $30,700.
This estimate is for a complete,
first-class ferry scheme. By forming
part of the Ladner approach with a
dredge dyke and by reducing the
Capacity and speed of the ferry boat
lt will be possible to Install a fairly
good ferry equipment for about $30,-
It was represented to the executive that the traffic resulting from
Central   Pnrk   Agricultural   Association Holds Meeting.
SOUTH  VANCOUVER,   Feb.   1.���
The annual meeting of the Central
Park   Agricultural    Association   and,. . ,,,���,,,
Farmers' Institute was held on Tues- _:lc and B*c* Telephone represent!.
KERRISDALE, Point Grey, Jan.
27.���Reeve Churchill and Councillors Wells and Cunliffe were present
ln Victoria today at a conference to
dissipate difficulties arising over
the placing of a high-tension wire
and long distance telephone cable
to   the   university   site.    B.C.   Elec-
etc.    It Is ex-
day evening last, when Mr. A. Goth-
ard was re-elected president; Mr. V.
E. Harmer, secretary-treasurer, and
Mr. J. S. Sinclair, vice-president.
The directors for 1913 will be:
Messrs. A. Lomas, D. M. Ross, J. A.
Smith, C. H. Rose, U. H. Brett, V.
H. Laxton, L. F. Rawden, F. M.
Tyson, B. Emery, J. H. Thompson,
J. Churchland, Frank Rumble, C. M.
Van Home, Captain Fisher and Miss
Jessie Love;
The president gave a brief outline of the work of the association
during the past year. He said the
1 great need of the association was a
new exhibition building, as the pres-
ient   building   had   been   inadequate
tlves were parties to the meeting,
which was with Hon. Thomas Taylor, minister of public works. To
obviate possible trouble it was decided that the B.C. Electric cable
should pass over Tenth avenue, aud
that of the phone company over
Fourth avenue.
For the purpose of gathering data
which would be useful In connection
with sewerage administration In the
municipality, Engineer Johnston recommended to the council In committee this evening that two automatic rain gauges and three tidal
guages be secured, the flrst to be
imtalled at the municipal hall and
at a  westerly point  In  the  muuici-
; favorable.    Premier   McBride   is  re
1 ported   to  have   informed  his  inter-
More Than Half Million  Last  Year  viewers that the project has his good
pected  by  members   of   the    Delta],  " tl7'~J twelve" vears'"" """        j pality.   the  second   to  be  placed   at
deputation that his decision will be j     -f was ,*ec*ded t0 extend the time the foot ot Fourth Btreet' Blenheim
inerly  Iowa State  dairy expert;   Mr.
F. H, Scrlbner, U.S. Bureau of Animal Industry, Wisconsin, and Mr. L.
W.  Hanson,  deputy  dairy  and   food
commissioner, of Seattle, Wash.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture
Scott was among those present.
During the afternoon the members
of the association were the guests of
the Colony Farm, Mt, Coquitlam, Dr.
Doherty  and  his  staff  entertaining.
Mr. Hugh Van Pelt stated that he
waa very much impressed with the
Colony Farm as a place where modern farming methods could be demonstrated to the farmers. He saw no
reason whj the farmers here should
become alarmed at the high cost of
land, as he thought that was really
a good indication.
Dr. Rutherford, former Dominion
Live Stock Commissioner, but who Is
now employed by the C. P. IL, Mr.
F. H. Scribner, of the Bureau 0.
Animal Industry. Wisconsin; Mr. W.
L. Hanson, deputy dairy and food
commissioner of the State of Wisconsin; Mr. D. E. MacKenzie, Mr. T.
J Trapp and Dr. Tolmie were other
speakers who gave brief addresses.
"It gives me great pleasure to
meet with you here today at thts,
our annual convention and the first
convention ot the B. C. Dairymen's
Association held in New Westminster. I think we have made a move
in the right direction in holding our
convention in this city this year.
New Westminster from the first time
I visited it several years ago wltn
our cattle during the annual fair,
ha�� always appeared to me a good
place for a dairyman to visit. Thrj*
are so many men that you meet here
Interested in stock, especially dairy
stock and when we think that nearly
half the dairy cows in the province
are to be found ln the Fraser valley,
I think you will agree with me that
we have made a good move." With
these words, Mr. F. J. Bishop, president of the B.C. Dairymen's Association,    addressed    the    convention
of   the   annual   exhibition   so   as   to
street  and   Imperial  street.       Coun-1 which was opened Thursday morning
on   Hospital   for
ln the event of decision to establish the ferry, work will be startea
early in April, it is stated.
The delegation also asked for a
grant of $10,0(1) for the Improvement
of the River road and although no
:! definite assurance was given, they
feel confident that the request will
hospital for the Insane I meet with the approval of the gov-
pollce maintenance, $4,488.- I at New Westminster and Coquitlaim erftment.
salaries, commissions, Indemnl-^.ad a pay roll last year of SIM.;
$7,293.70; printing, stationery ' 522.21. while the cost of mainten-
postage, $900; law costs, $770; ance totalled $162,735.04. In ad-
health, $187.50; inquests, $70; boun- dition to this $363,114.61 was ex-
ties, $571.90; election expenses, !pended last year In finishing the
$30; office expenses, $133.92; dona-, work on the Colony Farm buildings.
lions, $730; Interest, bank, $2,769.- In the provincal jail the salaries
"r'\ board of school trustees, $16,-'for the past year totalled $8448, up-
774.12; interest on debentures, $11,- keep $7700.36; office of government
117.30; debentures redeemed, Lulujagent salaries. $12,396; boiler la-
Island    local    and   Steveston   local, 1 spectors'    office   salaries,    $20,840;
land registry office salaries, $7,855.-
year  Sl��1^RS?b,l5 ^r.y  since  New  Year,   with  the  re
$19,153.70;   County   Court   salaries,
The greater proportion of this
money has been expended right In
this city. During the past few
months the staffs In the various offices have been largely Increased so
that the returns for this year should
be considerably larger.
Include  Saturday of the  week  whan lol]-��r Cui-lifTo having deprecated the] in   the  City  Council   chambers,  New
the exhibition is held,    in order
give  residents  in  Vancouver an  opportunity  to  attend  on   the  weekly
..'advisability   of   undertaking   the   in- Westminster.
n   stallation of the rain guages, as well ,     Mayor  Gray  or.
$ ':',,000; bridge debentures redeem-
ed, $1,400; Lulu Island local maln-
i'nance, $4,794.87; Steveston local
improvement maintenance, $1,041.-
25; North Arm bridge, $903.15;
sinking fund, Northern Cro#n Bank,
deposits, $6,817.11; roads construc-
tlon, under bylaw, $21,802.96; water-
��"i*ks construction, under bylaw,
Il2.845.72; bylaw account, ad-
��� rtising $1,165.37; returned cheques
184.de* tax sale costs, $806.40; $18-.-
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, Feb. 1.
���More Implacable enemies than
hunters with guns, the weather gods
have struck terror Into the hearts
of Lulu Island pheasants and many
are   known   to   have   perished   from
cold   and   hunger.        Several   Kind-    ^
hearted   farmers   near   Woodward's [Hulbert"
The annual meeting of the
'���'���'omen's Foreign Missionary Auxiliary was held ln East Delta at the
���mme of Mrs. Joton Honeyman, when
very satisfactory reports were received. Mtb. Kittson presided and
1^e following officers were elected:
''-esldent, Mrs. William Smillle;
s'.'crntary, Mrs. E. Crawford; treasurer. Mrs. S. Haff; organist, Mrs.
���"'hn  Honeyman.
ihave fed the pretty game birds regu-1
flock about their doors as they scat
j ter   food.    A   farmer   near   Camble
rubbed his eyes one day last week
j when he saw three hens and a cock
| walking  boldly  among his  flock  of
Leghorns.    They  are  still  with  the
flock, displaying absolutely no fear.
Fraser Volley Publicity B11111111 Held
���    Meeting   Last   Friday  nnd
Elected Officers.
At a meeting of the Fraser Valley
Bureau, held last Friday, January 2t,
officers were elected as follows:
Officers were elected as follows:
President, E. H. Heaps, of Vancouver; first vice-president, Alderman
F. J. Lynch, of New Westminster;
second vice-president, Mr. J. A.
Bates, of Mission; third vice-president, Councillor Charles Bell, of
Matsqui. Executive���Councillor N.
iS. Lougheed, Maple Ridge; R. W.
Coquitlam;     Mr.     C.     H.
The   Women's   Home   Missionary
Auxiliary  of  St.   Andrew's   Presby-
lan  church    held    their    annual
"'���'ng   last  Tuesday   and   a   very
M,d attendance was present.      The
Jtncen  for  1913  were ppolnted as
'"llows:     President,    Mrs.    Hastie;
"TO    vice-president,    Mrs.    D.    B.
���_rant;   second   v'ce-*presldent,   Mrs.
!, H* WUcock; secretary. Mrs. N. A.
'Diarmld;    treasurer,   Mrs.   H  .D.
:"*nson;    pioneer    secretary,    press
������ 'respondent and organist, Mrs. E.
1    ladner.
���lim   Spoligie   Fined   at   Point  Grey
for Infraction of Game
KERRISDALE, Point Grey, Jan.
24.���Jim Spoligie. an Italian, who
resides at 221 Eighth Avenue West,
Vancouver, was arrested this morning In the neighborhood of Twenty-
fourth avenue and Bodwell Road In
the act of shooting a hen pheasant.
He was brought before Magistrate
McArthur this afternoon and was
fined $10 and costs, with the option
of fifteen days in Jail, on the charge
of breaking the firearms bylaw of
Point Grey, and was assessed $r>n.
with the option of thirty days in
jail for the Infraction of the Provincial Game Act.
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, Feb. 1,
���Though the covering of snow Is
not a third gone, yet drainage
ditches ln many sections of the Island are overflowing their banks today, following the heavy rainfall of
last night. In certain sections of
Lulu Island, unprotected by dyking
or adequate drainage, the fields are
already  covered  with  water beneath
Stuart Wade, New Westminster;
Councillor T. D. Coldlcull, of Burnaby; Councillor Gay, Richmond;
Councillor Galer, Coquitlam, and
Councillor  McPherson,   Burnaby.
In order to give the south shore
municipalities that have not yet af-
dlliated with the bureau an opportunity to have representation on tho
executive board, two vacancies were
left unfilled.
After a lengthy discussion, the
delegates decided to hold the next
meeting 1n the new quarters in the
section of rooniB occupied by the
Progress Club  at Vancouver.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.���A bill
authorizing the construction of a
$2,000,000 Lincoln memorial temple
on the banks of the Potomac passed
the House this afternoon.
An Opportunity to See Fast Hockey
Game���S.S.  Delta Will Make
In order to give some of the resi-
the snow, and scenes resembling jdents of Ladner an opportunity of
floods are expected when the snow;seeing a first-class gc.me of Ice
goes  off. ihockey,   a   number  of   local  enthus-
Actlve construction work on tho lasts have arranged an excursion
C. N. R. Lulu Island branch will, jtrip to New Westminster on Friday
It Is understood, begin within a evening, February 7th, via S.S. New
short time. The Northern Con-1 Delta. It Is the sincere hope of
structlon Company holds the con- the promoters of this excursion that
tract for the work, which must be many of the ladles and gentlemen
completed early next  summer. will   avail  themselves  of  the  oppor
tunity thus offered and incidentally
make the affair a success. The bdat
Is scheduled to leave at 6.30 o'clock
pened the session
as the tidal Instruments, except on j with an address of welcome and Mr.
the North Arm, the matter was laid H. Rive, department of agriculture,
over for a week in the meantime, | Victoria, secretary of the association,
the engineer being instructed to ac-[ brought in the report of the direr-
quire Information of what data the | tors which contained the announce-
Greater Vancouver staff has secured j ments about the awarding of the
of North  Arm tides. , |prlzes  for the dairy farm  competi
tion, and  the  results  were  well  received.     In  part the report   was:
"Thanks to the Hon. Minister of
Agriculture, who promised, at the
The Eburne Sawmills, the largest j lust convention, to replace the cup
of the lumber concerns operating on j for the first class when it had heen
the north arm ot the Fraser River won twice by the same person, we
at Eburne, resumed activity last are enabled at this time to announce
week after having been quiet since] its final possessor and destination,
the  first of the year because of the  instead  of waiting  for It to be  won
weather  and  the  state of the  river.
Reflecting   the  serious   opposition
In  Point  Grey to the secession  proposals of Shaughnessy Heights, It Is I ton
stated that a public meeting of rate-; medal
The prize winners are as follows:
Class   1���1,  J.   M.  Steves,   Stevea-
B.C..  dairymen's cup  and   gold
W.  J.   Vendorlioof,   Hunt-
payers   will   be  called  at   which   thellngdon. silver medal:  n, E. A. Wells,
subject  will  be  thoroughly  ventllat- j Sardis. bronze medal
ed and perhaps measures determined]     Class 2 ��� 1, W. S. Hawkshaw, Chll-
upon   for   opposing   the   bill   before | llwack,    Lieut.-Governor's   cup    and
the legislature at Victoria.
In one sense the heavy rainfall
and the floods of water which resulted from It in conjunction with
tho melting snow yesterday, was a
source of satisfaction to the municipal officials. The drains and sewers
carried off the huge volume of
water   with   no   difficulty   whatever.
Yesterday morning, at tho Dominion penitentiary. New Westminster,
convict Joseph Smith paid the penalty of his crime of murdering
Guard Joynson. when Hangman Ellis
at 8:30 o'clock sprung the trap of
��� the gallows. Instantaneous death
resulted although his pulse continued
to beat for fully thirteen minutes
gold medal; 8, P. Owens. Salmon
Arm, silver medal; 8, W. If. Marge-
son. Saanlchton. bronze medal.
Build Huge Mill.
M<wisr��.   Clement   &   Lambert   lliilld
Extension to Tlwlr Hardware
The addition to the store of
Messrs. Clement and Lambert ls now
completed and preparations are being made to rearrange the stock In
the store. The new portion has been
added Immediately In the rear of thi
former store room and now that the
wall has been removed makes a continuation for some 20 feet. The addition will provide sufficient floor
space for the Increased stock, which
the firm are now carrying.
Although the construction of the
addition was commenced some time
ago. operations were suspended during the bad  weather.
BELLINGHAM, Jan. 28���The
Puget Sound Mills & Timber Company, closely allied with the Earles-
Cleary Lumber & Shingle Company.
of Bellingham, has begun the construction   of  what   will   probably  be
sharp,   returning   Immediately   after J the   largest   mill   In   all   the   Puget
Sound country at Port Angeles. The
new mill will cost $600,000 and -will
handle 100,000,000 feet of log Measure or more yearly. It will have a
daily capacity of 350.000 feet of lum
Mr. Thomas Lorlmer, of Newcombe the game. Any wishing to go should
road, is entertaining a brother from [signify their Intention to the pro-
the East. |prletor of the  Ladner  Hotel.      The
Mrs. Burrows of Sixth street Is re-ihockey game ls a provincial cham-
celving a visit from her daughterjplonshLp fixture between Victoria
and her husband of California. and New Westminster.
ber and  500.000  shingles,  and.  be-'at Coquitlam
Huge grain elevators, wharves
and adequate facilities for handling
the millions of bushels from the
granary of the Empire that nre expected to pour through Vancouver
following the opening of 'he Panama Canal, are to be built by the
C.P.R. on the Pitt River as part
of the company's extensive freight
terminal  scheme already established
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GROCERIES        %
COST, ���!���
THE C. A. McKILLOP STOCK was bought by the Lang
Sales Co. for spot cash at a tremendous low price and must
be turned into money with a rush, and the following prices
will make you sit up and take notice. They speak for
50c to 75c.   Sale Price
Policeman Braces; 30 dozen only.
Men's Negligee Shirts
Regular 40c
25c Men's Tan and Black Hose
$3.00 Men's Tweed Pants.   Yes,
75c Men's Fine Underwear
$1.25 Black Overalls
3 Pair 25c
$1.00 Overalls
$1.00 Black Sateen Shirts
$1.25 Fancy Shirts
$3.00 Men's Shoes.
20c Ladies' Hose
$1.00 Umbrellas
15c Prints
15c Flannelettes; all shades
3 Pair 25c
Black Squams
100 dozen; men's colors
35c Ladies' Vests
75c Ladies' Fine Hose
Remember this is a general stock of goods, including Groceries, Dry Goods, Clotting, Boots and Shoes and Men's Wear. There is no restriction.   All must go. Come ex- 1
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pecting gigantic reductions and you will not be disappointed.   Come while the selection
is great.   The Cash is King Sale will begin
1 And will continue until the entire stock is closed out. Come and hitch your dollar to the
I largest load it ever pulled.   Let your money work overtime.    Like a comet appearing \
X comes this Sale, blazing a path in the merchandise history which will be remembered
I for years by the shrewd and prudent shoppers.   Be on hand and get your share of the
| many bargains offered.
Rushing off the C. A. McKillop Stock, Ladner, B.C.
ALL GOODS       a .*���"', I
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>->t<������tioooo����o*i��'Hnnfijiit��$---a"��,tt*��������t--"it--��i'.tt��f ��ttl1'
Mr Crawford paid a bu3ines-_ visit
t0 Vancouver last week.
Mr and Mrs. R. Wilson also left
{or' California on Monday morning.
Miss Katie Plewis has been confined for the past week through ta
Mr Seymour Huff has returned
from' the Harrison Hot Springs,
ifhere he has been recuperating his
The local branch of the Loyal
nrmee Lodge held a very successful
"[nre in the Odd Fellows' hall last
Friday night.  	
Mr B. Howard spent last Wednes-
., ,v iii Vancouver. He has resumed
his studies on the violin with a pro-
,, ,K���r ln that city.
Mr. Geo. Sheldrick left last weeK
for California,
Mr.  H.  L.  Wilson  and  wife left
for California last Tuesday morning.
Miss M. Crawford and some of her
friends from New Westminster spt.nl
the week end at Erlnvllle, East
Visit McRea's  Pool  Room!    Full
line of pipes, cigars and tobaccos.
The freighter "Birdswell" was In
port again on Thursday morning and
shipped about 30 tons of potatoes for
The S.S. Birdswell left for Victoria
on Tuesday'with a shipment of I20o
sacks of potatoes and some hay ana
Did you make a mis-hit
the time you employed the
last" help."
Don't worry. There are
lots of good fish In the tea,
and a sure bait to catch them
la a Want Ad.
Notice to farmers
If you contemplate using, or could use power, you will get
the most reliable service at less cost (cheaper than electricity)
with the Venn-Severln Oil Engines.
Call or write Fraser Gasoline Engine Co., 48 8th Street, New
Westminster, for Information and  estimates.
Mr H. N. Rich has returned from
. visit to Victoria, where he went
ca behalf of the Delta Agricultural
Through the courtesy of Rev. G.
,1 whittaker, the Rev. I. H. Wright.
of Eburne, preached ln St. Stephen's
,h,ireh, Bast 'Delta, last Babbatn
Afternoon to a large congregation.
Mr S. W. Fisher Journeyed to Vancouver last week and visited Mrs.
Fisher, who has been undergoing
several operations In that city. He
-(.ports that Mrs. Fisher is progressing nicely.
The Delta Telephone Company
have now completed their new line
as far as Mr. Weaver's Home, East
Delta, and in a short time a large
number of new connections will be
Lanning, Fawcett and Wilson are
having their office space partitioned
and a window built Into the eastern
lislde  of  the  building.    Provision  is
being made for a private office.
Rev. J. H. White, of Eburne, who
has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
John McKee at "Rosetta" for several
days past, returned to his home last
Wednesday   morning.
Reeve H. D. Benson, his wife and
daughters, Misses Sadie, Gladys and
Lottie Benson, left for California on
! Tuesday  morning.      The  reeve  ex-
| pects to return as soon as the family
1 are settled there.
Delta Telephone Co., Ltd.
Incorporated 1010.
We are prepared to Install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance in connection witn
our service. Apply to
A. DeR. TAYLOR. Sec.
Tor Sale, For Ex-tunee, Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Loet, Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word. Minimum, X cents tor ally one
advt. These rates for cash with order.
All Want Ads. must be la hy 3 .p.m.
on Thursday.
repairing shop to the old Municipal Hall, on the wharf. Llgnt
grinding and saw filing done.
Work done promptly.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B.
FOR RENT���Farm of 80 acres, all
In sod; good house and barn. For
full particulars apply R. A. Coleman.
Mr. Em mans, representing the
Fraser Gasoline Engine Co., of New
Westminster, was ln town on Tuesday and Wednesday. He is Intro-
d ii ing an engine burning crude oil,
known as the Venn-Severln Oil En-
Visit McRea's Pool Room! Full
line  of  pipes,   cigars  and  tobaccos.
A very pleasant evening was spent
a* the home of Mrs. Siddall when
she entertained a number ol frlenus
hi her home on Wednesday evening,
(lames and dancing were enjoyed
until the small hours of the morning.
'l'he latest arrivals at the Deltt^
Hotel are: J. C. Gough, Vancouver;
A. E. Dinsmore, Vancouver; Mrs. J.
Ellicot, Murrayville; L. McLaren, E.
Helta; W. T. Penwill, Vancouver;
Wm. Lea, Vancouver; A. V. Laeey,
Vancouver.; O. Heinze, Vancouver;
K. P. Lesser, Vancouver; A. Wyness,
VancottVBf; R. S. Allies, New Westminster; G. McGlosky, Cloverdale; T.
like. Vancouver; C. J. Hdusky,
The All Saints' church, Ladner,
held a very successful ball last Friday night in McNeely Hall. The
children were allowed the floor until
nine o'clock when the adults continued the programme till twelve
Owing to the number of other attractions and the absence of' a ..umber of the most prominent members
the annual meeting of the Gun Clun
has been postponed for a week and
will not be convened until Friday
evening, February 7.
Preparations for the Delta Boara
of Trade Banquet on February "������
are moving rapidly ahead and lt is
expected that this year will see the
largest and best banquet which has
ever been held by that organization.
Reeve. C. C. Hoyle, of All Saints-
church, Ladner, spoke to the Methodist Epworth League on Wednesday
evening. January 29. His topic,
"Longfellow," was the centre or a
very interesting address. Preparb-
tions are being made by the young
people to render a cantata entitled
"The New Minister," at a later date.
Mr. H. Jordon is still bringing the
New Westminster mail to Ladner as
the steamer Transfer has not yet
commenced her run.
Pennsylvania Planed nt $2.20 a Barrel���Return   of    Activity    in
Fields Predicted.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 29.���Commanding its highest price since 1895,
Pennsylvania crude oil wbb placed
today at $2.26 a barrel. This Is
the third advance In crude oils here
this week. Other new oil prices are
Mercer,    Newcastle    and      Corning
Beginning September 1.
Via Bteveeton and
S.8.   "NBW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves Ladner���8:30 a.m. and 3:30
Leaves Steveston on arrival of ear
leaving Granville street, Vancouver, station at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. New Westminster passengers
will take car leaving at 8:00 a.m.
and 3:00 p.m. for Eburne car, to
connect with the boat.
Manufacturer uf
AXE and all kinds ol
Your Patronage Sdliciteti
ST. JOHN, N.B., Jan. 29 "--As an
illustration of the activity In construction work in St. John during
next spring and summer, reference
may be made to four contracts.
There is the sugar refinery, upon
which nearly $3,000,000 will be
spent, and which will havo a group
of seven buildings, one oi them nine
stories In height.    There is also the
Taylor Electric Co.
Handle all electric appliances
and are prepared to install
electrical systems of all kinds.
Agents   for   Quick   Lit  Light.
V.   DeA.   TAYLOR,   Manager.
$1.79- Cabell $1.86; Somerset $1.22, f new post office which will cost aboat
and Ragland 70 cents. half a million dollars.    Then there
The advances bave caused speculation that the next few months will
witness a return of activity ln the
oil fields of Western Pennsylvania,
Eastern Ohio and West Virginia.
is tbe new bridge to Connec: East
and West St. John, which will cost
from $1100,000 to $400,000, and the
new bank of British North America
Successor to P. C. Clark
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and ln a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2560 acres will be leased to one applicant,
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In which the rights applied tor
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land
must be described by sections, or
legal sub-divisions of sections, and
In unsurveyed territory the tract applied for shall be staked out by the
applicant   himself.
Bach application must be accompanied by a fee of $f> which will be
refunded if the rights applied tor
���are >not available, but not otherwise.
A royalty shall be <paid on the merchantable output ot the mine at tho
rate ot five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shalf furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year.
The lease will include the coal
mining rights only, but the lessee,
may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be
considered necessary for the working of the mine at the rate of $10.u
an acre.
For full Information    application
should be made to the Secretary
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.   B.���Unauthorized   publications
of  this  advertisement  will  not    be
paid for.���30690.
AND ���
General Blacksmithing
.'he  family   remedy   for   Coughs   and Colds
Shtloh costs  so   little   and does   so Diochl*
The Delta Times la published evern
Saturday from the Times BuUdlne
Ladner,   B.C.     J.   D.   Taylor.
Phone 39
Westham St.
The White Store
Provincial Exhibition From Sept. 80
to Oct. 4���Conuitlam Gets Two
Days, Sept. 1- and 20.
The red letter days for the agrlcul-
"iral interests of the province are
from Sept. 30th to Oct. 4th, inclusive,
��� hich time has been set for the an-
lal fair in this city. The fair dates
wore arranged at the annual meeting
of the B. C. Fairs' Association con-
rinded in Victoria on Saturday. As
usual the exhibition here will wind
up the season oh all of the circuits
of the province, the dates being
practically the name as last season,
ro'iuitlam gets two days this fall
instead of one, as It ls ordinarily ar-
ranged, the railroad town asking
for two days because of the big programme of sport which they feund
difficult to take care of last year in
the one day. The days upon which
(���ni-uitli-in will do their big celebrating will be Sept. l��th and 20th.
These are also the days chosen 'or
the Delta fair. The places being
located some distance apait, It was
not thought that the dates will clash
.- i-lonely, but in any event they were
the best that could be arranged.
The week from August 30 to Sept.
* was set for the Vancouver fair,
this date .synchronizing with the arrival which holds Its events here in
-on.unct.6n with the fair.
There were nearly fifty representative- at the meeting of the association, which was one ot the most
-ucceestul In Its history. The feature of the meeting was the addr'J-s
by Premier Sir Richard McBride,
udn. Price Ellison, minister of agri-
i ulttire. Twelve new exhibitions have
 n organized during the year.
Dates of other fairs are a* follows:
MUl>lo Ridge, September 24, 26;
N'ort.h Vanoouver, September 12, 13;
Aldergrove, September 17; Burquitlam, September 27; Delta, September
19, 20; Coquitlam, September 19,
20; Central Park, September 17, 18
and 19; Mission 23 and 24; Kent 11
��nd 12; 8Urrey 28; Lanttley 24;
Matsqui 26, and Richmond on the
1-th of September.
STEVESTON, Lulu Island, Feb. 1.
���At the end of the month, it is
stated, the car from Eburne, reaching here at 1 a.m., will be discontinued, owing to the slight use of
It which has been made since It
was  put  on   in   December.
Surveyors were engaged last
Tuesday on the rlght-��i-*'ay of the
C.N.R. Lulu Island branch, east of
Steveston. Grading work will be
commenced by the contractors as
soon as the snow is off the ground.
VICTORIA, Jan. 29.���Construction of the Canadian Northern Railway terminals at False Creek, Vancouver, will commence Immediately
after the agreement between the
city of Vancouver and the railway
Is signed. Such Is the statement
made by Sir Donald Mann, vice-
president of the company. Sir
| Donald declared that the company
'had made all arrangements for construction work to begin almost Immediately, and the work at False
Creek would therefore commence, as
aeon as the company bad arranged
all details with the Vancouver council.
$15,000 WotHi of Men's Dry Goods
OT-_-_--_------iMM-MB-_------------BBMH---------H_----H ������-_____��� a
Clothing, Men's Furnishings and Shoes
to be placed on sale at less than bankrupt prices.    Yes,
in many  instances at less than manufacturing  prices.
We Must Have Room
Spring ffOodfl arc pouring in daily, and as we arc crowded for room to display them properly  we havo
decided to place our entire stock on sale for 15 days from Fehruary 1st to February 1 fit li.
HOPE, Jan. 29.���-The Yale correspondent ot the WMt Yale Review
statea that work on the Canadian
Northern Pacific grade between Yale
and North Bend will be completed
according to careful estimates by the
beginning of April. This does not
include the bridge which will take
some time longer to complete, espe-
illy the long bridge over Anderson
creek. The number of men employed
'"���ar Yale now is confiderubly leBS
than n month ago, but there Is still a
��-ood transient traffic.
A better attendance characterized
the regular weekly  market  at New
Westminster    on     Friday    morning,
and some of the furmers who were
unable to attend during the past few
weeks  were  again  at  their  regular
stands.   The demand for the produce
displayed was good and prices were
Inclined to  remain    steady.    Eggs
remained  steady,   retailing  at     55
cents per dozen.    A good supply of
butter was offered  at  40  cents    a
pound.     Dressed   pullets   were  sold
at 30 cents a pound and the demand
was  very  good.     A  small  quantity
of russet apples were on sale   at 20
cents for three pounds.   In the meat,
line,   following   the   small   Increase
last  week,  prices  were steady  and
throughout  there  was  little  difference from last week.    Veal was offered   at 18   cents  a  pound,  pork
from   15   to   22   cents   retail,    beef
from 13 to 22 cents retail and mutton from  18  to  35 cents a pound.
The supply of  fresh  flsh  was  very
limited and a tendency to strengthen   In   price   was  noted.     Steelhead
salmon  brought   15  cents  a pound,
cod   10  cents  a  pound,   frozen   salmon 10 cents a pound, oollchans 10
cents   a   pound,   and   herring   three
pounds for 25 cents.    Live chickens
sold  at   22   ceiita  a  pound  and   by
the dozen from $7 to $12 according
to size.
Everything Reduced
l)rv Goods, Dress Goods, Silks, Satins, Trimmings, WnroMttefc BQjnadrffe P��tton*< ^i"fi
Prints Ginghams, Gurtains, Gurtain Muslins, Table Linens, Oil Glnll.s Flour ),1 Cotlis, Linns Ruga, Carpet
S qitres  llosierv, Ladies' and Men's Underwear, Sweaters, Sweater Coats, Hose, Men s and Buys ( lofting,
-<!"_.     , mmmmmmMMmmamma
Odd Pants, Shirts, Overalls, Jackets, etc
Keep Watch on Our Windows
They will show you at a glance as to what we are doing.
Remember the place and the dates.   Fix them in your mind and be with us on the opening day.
Ladner's Low Price Maker
Ladner, B. C.
���Short Courses in Fruit Culture Wero j been  published  here,  are causing a
_--.... ii   .   .   .     ���      %  i        ��� Bensation here todav, and action by
Contribute*)   to   by   Aoknowl-        i,, ...       ,   * ,   ,
' j Governor Lister is expected
edged Experts.
PULLMAN,     Wash.,     Jan.   30.-���
Charges   involving   the  management  	
of the Washington State College am1
asking that President Bryan's resig- j     In  the booklet  issued  by tlle de-
!,:at!0,-..l;(;I_i*e"-a.nded' .!-**���..-.3-V!   partment  of experimental  farms of
the Dominion treating of agricultural interests and the various farming
stations established by the government the station at Agassiz is thus
The farm at Agassiz was purchased by the Dominion government in
1888 and possession was obtained
in September  1889.    It is situated
U     PUU >< II      \,\J      Hi-ill i/v   i .i     ui     uw* unviuu ,���     ,. .       , . *ji_
rue-day  of land fraternities.   An investigation tog the fta}on of the same name on
*        'asked   -*'   �����">   ��"-^��*��   r.t     ��K��no ithe main line ot the C. P. R., seven^
These charges followed a state-
|ment at a meeting of the faculty
j that 212 of last year's students hod
I quit, no reason being given. Ira Nye,
About forty persons interested in leader of the Farmers' Union, says
horticulture took advantage of the ! the exodus was the result of favorit-
shoi t course given in the Municipal ] ism shown to members of sororities
Hall at Cloverdale on
this week. Three instructors appointed  by this  branch  of  tho  De
partment of Agriculture, each an
expert in his own department, lectured, ln the absence of Mr. J.
Stewart, president, Mr. W. Brown
took charge, and Mr. II. Bose, sec-
reary-treasurer, assisted at the meeting.
The afternoon session wns opened
at 2.30 o'clock. Mr. H. Thornber,
���whose subject was "Profitable Small
Fruit Culture" prefaced his lecture
with complimentary remarks on the
prosperous appearance of the town.
With reference to his subject he
���aid: Strawberries are tho most important small fruit of the province
and points worthy to be considered
arc the soil, the selection of the
plant.-,    the    syutiin    employed    ln
ty miles east of Vancouver. The farm
of   the   purchase   of     $5806
worth   of    land    which was "badly
needed" by the college when bought'lles  under the shadow    of    Mount,
but which has since been left un
It is declared the land was purchased for a low price and then resold to the state at a big profit.
Fruit Shipments.
NORTH YAKIMA, Jan. 80.���The
annual report of Manager J. H. Rob-
Cheam, about one and one-half
j miles from the Fraser river and five
I miles from Harrison lake. The pro-
1 perty consists of some 1400 acres,
300 of which have been, or can be
brought under cultivation. The remainder is mountain or "bench"
land, which was purchased to pre-
; serve the fine growth of timber trees
bins to the meeting of the Yakima  ������ ., ���_. ���._��� ,��� .of fVl��� _-_-ivin*��
Valley Fruit   Growers'   Association, ��� ��? " "�� * 111!   fhT���*
������   ., . ,_..��� ,_ -- ,,    '   of setting out orchards on the moun-
representing 22 districts in Yakima [^ glopBe8> wh6re      the    8ltuation
and  Benton   counties,   showed  that
1840 cars of. fruit were shipped by
the organization  in  1912.
Open Logging Belt.
MOUNT VERNON,  Jan.  30.���The
Slosson Logging Co. was inrorporat
the   preservation
with  the
_**. We_ds_rau_8t_?!ve__.I".3. .aLl0W6_ !ed Itat* cVetoms* of _lc~e"there"col-
i. .d
as they feed on the moist i
plant food. To avoid naliUv, : l a
climate where so much
prevails, it would be well, * niU tie
bs.-ri^s arc yet in clusters, as :S the
case when they are green, ti place
nov.-i*aj*ers or straw to shie'j ih-*m
trim tbp damp ground. The impir-
ta*u tiling to do to secure pickers,
he thought, waB to provide '.mt-.t-
ablt? quarters for them. Sit lated
as tl*ey were near the city ���������l.ere
both women and children would be
glad to get out to the country tbe
mat.ii would be easy.
Ri.f-pberries require a sim '.ar
soil, said Mr. Thornber. They mpy
a>3 secured from other plants. Of
th' two systems of planting (lie hill
and the row, the hill is lhe h'r-'.ter
and the times for planting arc In
the early spring���never in thi -lite
spri/ ���:���or in the summer nr :n tiie
For a number of years a fair-sized
| flock of Dorset horned sheep has
|been maintained on the experimenta,
farm. The flock is a good one, although it has not been bred for
show purposes, the breed is well
suited to the climate and gives little or no trouble with disease or the
ailments peculiar to the race. They
are noted for their fecundity and
frequently produce twins. which
they nourish well.
The swine on the farm have been
kept chiefly for the supply of purebred stock to people in the out-lying
districts of the province, rather than
for experimental purposes. The demand for young stock has been very
great, much exceeding the supply.
Two breeds are kept, the improved
Yorkshire and the Berkshire.
Ab the by-products of the dairy
herd increase, this branch of live
stock work will bo entered into more
extensively, greater attention being
paid to breeding and experimental
feeding work and to other problems
connected with the industry.
Pasture and soiling work in this
connection is being commenced and
a new and mora up-to-date piggery
is contemplated.
About two acres of land, part of
which is well shaded with a nut plantation, has been permanently fenced
with six-foot wire netting, with one
strand of plain wire on top. In this
enclosure, three poultry houses of
different styles have been built.
Each of these is twenty by fourteen
feet and represents the "Ottawa
Cotton Front." the "Woods" and the
"Tolman" style of house, respectively.
The brands kept at present are
the S. C White Leghorn, Barred
Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red,
Black Minorca, Buff Orpington and
White Wyandotte. Experimental
work in feeding, breeding, fattening, style of houses and nests, including trap nesting, is being carried on. Experiments in artificial
hatching are also tried from time to
While the work with poultry is
being started  in  only a  small  way,
    it is hoped  to increase    its    scope
The sentence of Gray was de-1 conditions, than was the Agassiz dis-1 rapidly, owing to the prominent part
~^      ^^^ ^^^^^^^ " it holds in agriculture in British Co
lumbia and to supply the great demand for breeding stock. As there
is no other experimental poultry
plant in the province a great deal of
interest is being shown in this department of the work ot the Agassiz
The increase in number of the
live stock kept and the change in
the system of farming pursued will
permit of more attention being paid
and a greater area devoted to the
study of problems relating to rotations and cultural methods. Work
in the former has been already commenced.
of   the ed   Tuesday.    The company purchas-
made it otherwise impossible to
make use of the land. The soil is a
loam, of varying quality, underlaid
with gravel. Near the mountain lt
is more peaty In nature, but fertile
when cleared and drained. Of the
300 acres of bottom land, 200 have
fruit ami the marketing, A good, ed IF,,000,000 feet of timber east of j been cleared so far. Water for the
rich loam was preferable of the soils this city last fall and immediately stock and for domestic use is sup-
whlch could be chosen, he said.    In  started  to  build   a  railroad  to  the j plied from a concrete    and      stone
reservoir on tho mountain side,
from which it is piped to the various
farm buildings. Although work
along all the main lines of agriculture has been carried on here since
establishment of the farm, a specialty was made of the testing ot varie-
the preparation of a soil a clover ' timber, Work has been going oh
trop or tlic addition of twelve or 'continuously until the snow got so
Dfteeii loads of manure per acre j deep that work had to be suspended,
were    desirable.       The    strawberry! Shorten  Sound Route.
hau better rotate to avoid its own [ OLYMPIA, Jan. 30.���Representa-
peculiar pests. In selectin*; the Stive Wells of Skagit county has in-
plam it is important to choose those I troduced   a   memorial   to     Congrass
which bear well and ship wall. The [which passed the House, calling up-! ties of fruits, and of forest, nut and
Magoon is an excellent plant. Theion congress to dredge a canal j ornamental trees. This work was
two systems of planting are Hint of j around Deception Pass and thus cut ! carried on for 22 years, and a
the matted row and the nill s-y_-;ten mjies off the distance between i very complete collection of data
tern     In the matted  row only  f. ur j Bellingham and Seattle. j gathered   as  to   the   suitability     of
to  six  runners  should  be   left  v hen |        Counterfeiter  Found   Guilty. varieties for this part ot British Co-
pi uning to each plant according to! SEATTLE, Jan. 30.���John Gray, | Iumbia. With the development of
the strength of the plant, and pinty | placcd on trjal yesterday before i agricultural work in other parts of
of room should be left between '.Le | Judge Howard on a charge of coun-1 the province from time to time, it
rows for cultivation. l'he advi'n- j terfeiting, was convicted last even-1 was found that many sections were
Uges of the hill system are, thnt ! *nK *,-, a jury which Bpent less than I much better suited for fruit growing
the plant is kept an Individ ml r-id;fifteeu miIlutes in deliberating the ! both from their climatic and soil
aUains a large size and  lhe  mat of La ^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^
vines  does not  exist  to  retard the  f-grr~ea intif'thto morniug." jtrict,  where the winter  weather is
picker.     I lie   cost   of   picklis   to-a Exports Worth Nine Million. very changeable,  ice storms,    occa-
cent a box or ess. Care should be BELLINGHAM, Jan. 27.���Over sionally causing great damage by
taaen not to get the tierri -s iteo d< ep ��9 000,000 worth of exports went ! breaking down the trees, and severe-
or too high, but they may Ira ijVced [hrough B*a*n6 during thc year I frosts, occurring when the soil is
._-0-_"_-_-..._ve, .w.,,L:I*_i i 1912. And during the year the Unit-   saturated with moisture, leading to
extensive winter killing. The weather is frequently cold and wet at blossoming time, and lack of sunshine
prevents good coloring of the fruit.
The results obtained from the orchards on the mountain slopes have
been much more favorable than from
those on the bottom land, due. partly to better drainage and, perhaps,
A  new  office  will
lected $91,000 ^^^^^^^^
��� I j i be opened this year at the Pacific
'Highway crossing���about a mile
east of the Great Northern crossing
in Blaine, where the main office is
Seattle Market.
SEATTLE, Jan. 29.���Eggs: Local
ranch, 31c to 32c; April storage, 25c
to 26c. Butter: Washington creamery
firsts, 37c; city creamery, 36c; Eastern, 32c to 36c. Cheese: Tillamook,
19; Limburger, 21; Wisconsin, 20;
Brick, 20; Block Swiss, 22; Wheel
Swiss, 23c; Young Americas, 20c;
Onions: California, $1 to $1.20 per
sack; Oregon, $1.25; Walla Walla,
$1. Potatoes: Local $11 to $14 per
ton; sweets, 2 l-2c to 3 l-4c per lb.
Oats: Eastern Washington, $31 per
ton; Puget Sound, $29 to $30. Har:
Eastern Washington timothy, $l�� to
$20;  Wheat  Hay,   $18;   Alfalfa,  $14
Straw, $8
lali.    The pruning is  tmporjint us   ...
thi p'ant grows in canes, ihb jitnpei   to $15; mixed, $17 to $is
number of canes being fru:_i tin to 'to $10.
.H'tipn. according to the vitality ���'"' 	
the  plant.    If the  tops  of  the  now ,      i     ���___,_._    ��.- ���      ,_       ,
ci 1-o.s   are   cllnped   when    '-.-ir   feet  parasitic plant diseases were spoken   part of March to November 15 and,
taign    they   get   Bide   branh-is    and of  in length.    Diseases of a physio-   in   some  seasons  later.     Most  sorts
then    ii   more   fruiting   area.    Tae  logical   nature   were   not   very   well  of vegetables have been grown each |,mTnst-r   have   r)Ur(.hased   the   BC
plant may be    profitably    replaced understood.    Of the diseases of the  year,   generaly   with   good   returns. B      Factory,  which has been oper.
      - -J- _ _-..-._!      ......     tl...        A ii       iia( *-,/-.       irnn-iT-iliAiui-, li.iL' V. (.- lTI --^���^���_-___H __^__^^__^__l
to the higher altitude as well.
Experimental work with fruits for
British Columbia will in future be
carried on in connection with stations in more favored localities. One
of these, about 52 acres in extent, is
���situated at Invermere, B. G. and is
now being put into shape for this
line of work. The results at Agassiz with forest and nut trees have
been fairly successful. A considerable area is devoted to the growing
of shrubs, hedges and flowers, and
on the lawns almost every variety
that will grow in this climate may
be found, ln tho flower garden,
roses, bulbs, perennials and from
eighty to one hundred varieties of
annuals give bloom from the latter
o o
o   o
o o
The American Can Company recently
bought out the Western Canadian
Can Company of East Burnaby from
Messrs. Cliff and Sons tor a sura
approximating $200,000. This factory is a large concern employing
in the neighborhood of one hundred
men and with a capacity of 200,000
cans daily.
The  Cliff  interests of New West-
every seven years jfloweriess parasite the fungi was the
C The   method   of   culture   for   rt-e.no.rt   Important,   the   apple   scab   is
jrcoppberry and the currant was * to
exfth'lned. The mark t fit;
1 ������'��� curran! !n 'he prod ic_,
the lecturer, is never supplied,
i *., ii..i u * 'csl *-.
The remaining subject for
a'te-uenn was "Orchard I'-i-ik
'i'neii    Control."    The   lecture
sin .
>ne of these. The bacterial or sin-
5le cell disease is another of the
lowerleps  parasitic diseases.
A most serious pest, which threat-
���-1- this province, continued Mr.
Srlttaln, Is the coddling moth, which
.ias made two appearances in the
Okanagan*   and    has   been   stamped
has    been
As yet, no greenhouse u�� o^.. ;ati on the ea-tern ,nt _f L -
erected for starting the earlier and |Islaml Mr j H McDona1d, late
more tender varieties, hot beds be- managfir of the n.c. Lumber Coming used tor this purpose. ^^~
pany's mills on Lulu Island, is asso-
XV i;  Brlttaln, had w'ithTlma'num- |pnt.   The province Is liable tojhe
disease     from     Washington.       This
moth   takes   Its   flrst   meals   in   th
ber  oi   Rlcker  mounts
the metamorphosis in  ���   ... ���._. .  ���  ., . .���  .,,ia
_or* of the Insect pest. 1 ���e rav- calyx-stem of theappto. In this
ages of the Insed pest and the fun- climate, so favorable to "����������";
Wus disease on this continent cause any appearance of if si oul.l i>.��
a loss of properly running into the watched for with the fMbHtam
millions, and an acquaintance vrt��h Among other things p.ir.h ilnr to-
these forms of disease is therefore eases of which ment on as made.
-ik-h, important. Not all insects in �� that of the g^MM apple
Injurious Some are neutral and tree borer, the bltoter mite, ttihot.
some beneficial. A knowledge of Iter shell scale the Ban Jose scale.
the structure of the Insects. In. said, th- ��>l<��k spot plum rot . ml poll necessary In order to understand tato blight. The potato MightJj
ttelr habits of work and the method ��� *��**��   cau��ed   )*/ ,?"*K
by  which  thev  may   b stroy-d. oond ttons.      The    most   twowBh
Ae   biting    insect     with   sldoway- condition was a warm moist weather
moving    jaws,    may    he    destroyed |The   fungi   may  spread _over
whh   stomach   poisons,   because   heiin   a  single   nignt. .����������*.
bites Into the woody fibre; but the jParts are tne leaves and the atems,
sucking mouthed, that apply a small land  a dry  rot sets in  the
a   field
beak beneath the wood, cannot be
injured in this wny, and as these
breathe through breathing holes in
Uie body, these holes must lie stopped with contact inseotlclde. Tho
nature of the insect determines the
sort of spray to be used and the
time to use it. All tho higher
foiijjs have four stages of growth.
T*hp egg is practically invulnerable.
The larvae stage, when the caterpillar or grub as the case may be,
la jjj the feeding stage and eat* tre-
tbeudoH-ly, is a good time for Ita
dretruction. Then comes tihe pupa
or resting stage when the organs of
The Bordeaux spray should be used
commencing when the plant ls about
six inches ln height. Several applications may be necessary.
At the evening session the first
speaker, Mr. H. Thornber, whose
subject was "Vegetable Gardening,"
spoke first of the culture of the
potato. The soil, he said, should be
strong, but not too rich. A sandy
or clay ioam was good. Great care
was necessary ln the selection of the
seed. Do not go into a pit or cellar,
he said, but select the tubers from
the hill. If, when dug, the hill contains from five to seven marketable
^^^^^^^^^^^^ .elated   with   the   Cliff   Bros.   In   this
During the period from the es- ^transaction. The company plan to
labllshmcnt of the farm until 1911, .,,., -* 0 complete plant Including s
some work was done with a few of saw --*]!_ \,ox factory, shingle mill,
the dairy breeds of cattle and, in ]ln or npar New ���Westminster, at the
later years, considerable attention 'C0Bt* of $75,000. In the meanwhile
was paid to the development of a i-^-y w|j- r0ntinue to operate the old
herd of milking Shorthorns. It has p*ant on j_���iu island,
recently been decided to go more j Conservative estimates place the
extensively into the dairying fea- ,***ii** lumfoer shipments to be made
ture of experimental work, and the to Australia and South Africa at
Shorthorn herd above referred to ,30,000,000 feet, all of which will
was replaced in December 1911, by j,fi carr*p,(*| 0ut of the Fraser River,
one of grade Holstein-Friesians from -making It the most Important port
Eastern Ontario. The herd brought jn r*r|ttsh Columbia,
here consisted of 28 head of females The Canndian Western Lumber
of different ages and grades, and Company have orders for 12,500,000
wore headed by a pure-bred bull of lfeet to Australia nnd 20,500,000 for
strong milking strain. An effort is south Africa, and Mr. H. J. Mackln,
being made to form a herd of high- jaales manager for the big Fraser
producing dairy cattle from grade River Mills Company, expects to
stock and to demonstrate what can ^ip between 2.000,000 and 3,000,-
be done In turning out first class 000 feet to Australian points,
dairy products at a profit. Feeding -phe extensive developments In
experiments will also be made with Australia are forcing that country
these . to look  to British Columbia for its
This change has necessitated the common lumber, and prices for for-
erection of several buildings. A |elgn business are exceptionally good,
new dairy barn has been built, In , COQUITLAM���The latest Indus-
whlch an attempt has been made to ]ffy t0 be anno-,,,,,,*- for Coqu!Ua*m
combine cheapness and utility with |lg the R B Johnston Company,
sanitary conditions, light and air. JLimited, boot and shoe manufactur-
The stable is made to hold forty |erg of Vancouver. The new com-
cows and has concrete floors and pany will be a private one, eaplital-
iron fittings throughout. It is 86 UtaA at $25,000, and according to
by 39 feet with nine foot ceiling, pre8ent plans, operations will com-
and   has  a  feed   and   mixing  room |mence  within  three months  ln  the
the caterpillar are breaking down potatoes, the future offsprings will
and the organs of the complete In- he commercial. If from one plant,
���seel are building up. One of tli.lthls yield can be obtained It will
best methods of wiping out this Ctrt down the cost of production.
Hague is that of clean culture, De- Usually it is best to plant this tuber
MroT all plains that harbor insects. :by hand and about three of four
ajid hand picking may be resorted Inches deep. The machine in miss-
to with tlm larger caterpillars. Try tag one In every ten, or one-tenth,
also rotation of crops and keep all would soon count nn. Thi. digging
plants     thrifty.        Fertilisers     nive Imay  be  done  by  a  machine
added vigor. Bpeaker  spoke  of the  ventili	
Of the plant diseases, said the lee- th,e P'1 an'1 ��,f 8,,t(-rlnK ^ Potatoes cheese.
turer,  there are the flowering and wl " la--��r8 ��' ha,>- or ,slr;iw    T,h"
the   non-llowering   paraalfs.       The J?1"-*  of.  "her   important   vegetables was dealt with. '
22 feet by 25 feet, to which the two
silos are Joined. The latter are of
wood, eighteen and fifteen feet in
diameter respectively and thirty feet
high. Per cow, there is about ten
square feet of elass and 750 cubic
feet of air space.
The old stable has been remodelled and a cement floor put ln. The
part intended for horses is made to
hold eleven, and that for cows contains four large calf pens, two box
stalls for cowa and one bull pen.
A  dairy,  20 by 28   feet has just
Tho'**)oen completed, and is equipped tr
poke of "the" ventilation of^u���.0^ either butter    or      fancy
S*SwrS-?u_S"c"" ",J" "������'fating.
These    have    been  kept,  so  far,
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   only to carry on     the  farm  work,
lh-.   next   speaker   was   Mr.   Hoy, j nothing having been  done in horse
whose discourse on the two subjects, - breeding,  which,  however,  will    be
"Soi;  Culture    and   Fertility,"  and given attention from now on, with
S- ;ays and Spraying," was very in- j the object of producing animals suitable for farm use.
old Coquitlam roller rink.
Mr. L. D. Shafner, of the Coquitlam Ship Building Company, ls ready
to lay his first keel as soon as tho
snow Is off the ground. This will
be about. 170 feet long for a four-
masted schooner. At the New
Westminster Board of Trade hnnquet
held the other night, Mr. Shafner
expressed his ambition and firm Intention to launch the flrst steamer
���to go through the Panama Canal,
at the junction of the Pitt and Fraser rivers.
Begin Construction.
BELLINGHAM,     Jan.     28.���The
Chicago,  Milwaukee &  Puget Sound
has begun actual construction on an ,
eighty-mile lino of road  from Port |
Ludlow to Port Angeles on the pnin-
aula,   which   will   connct   with   the
company's line at Everett by  ferry
from Port Ludlow.     The new road
will be completed within a year.
The eoyai Bank of emm
Incorporated 1869.
Capital Authorised   ,    'a.-.Ooo.OOo
Capital Paid Up I    ��H,5Oo',00|
nest    ���I8,500,'ooo
Aggregate Assets,   One  Hundred ahd Sevent-Five  MilH0,
It is the aim of the management of this Bank to make every a.
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his financit
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upwards
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May ;;ist anj
November 30th each year.
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