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Volume 6
Number 46
Very Large Turnout of Loral Orangemen on Sunday Evening���In.
teresllug Address.
The anual church ,r arade of " the
Ladner Loyal Orange Lodge, .No. 1612,
was lii.ioe last Sunday evening to the
Methodist C Iiurch. The Rev. J. H.
Wright, pastor, conducted the services.
The centre of tho church was reserved for the order and the large number of Orangemen who marched into
the church filled nearly nil the centre
seats and presented an Imposing spectacle in their official regalia, ln the
course of a patriotic sermon, based on
Judges, chapter VII., 7th verse, "Mr.
Wright complimented those present on
the parade. In a community the size
of Ladner he had never seen a larger
and finer parade, and on behalf of the
officials of tho church and congregation he wished to give them welcome, not only to the Orange service,
but also to the regular services o|f
the church if they did not attend divine service elsewhere. The Loyal
Orange Association is not, strictly
speaking, a secret society, for its alms
are well known. It was formed by
persons deslrous of supporting, to the
utmost of tehir power, the principles and practice of the Christian religion, to maintain the laws and constitution of the country, to afford assistance to distressed members of the
association, and to encourage all who
sought the supremacy of law, order
and constitutional freedom. .
The history of religion among the
Jews at the time referred to in the
book of Judges is a story, on the human side, of disobedience and disaster, and on the divine side, of direction and deliverance. There ls, in
this book, the record of seven con-
r.-icutlve relapses into Idolatry, followed by punishment, repentance and deliverance. Gideon appears in the
story of the fourth relapse into idolatry. The hosts of Midian had for
seven years harassed Israel, and "so it
was when Israel had sown, that the
Midlanites came up and destroyed the
Increase of the earth, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep,
nor ox, nor ass." Gideon was the human Instrument, used by God, to bring
deliverance for Israel. In answer to
Gldeon's call for vounteers to go
against Midian only 32,000 Israelites
responded, while the Midians were
fully four times that number. But
even these 32,000 Israelite volunteers
were not all brave men and they were
spreading fear throughout the ranks.
You know the story. Those who were
fearful and afraid were given the
chance to go home and two out of
every three went home. Then another
test was given the 10,000 who remained, and they were found wanting ln
true courage, with the exception of
the remnant of 300. "And the Lord
said unto Gideon, by the 300 men
that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Mldlanlte3 into thine hand
and let all the other people go, every
man unto his place." Let us notipe
that 1st: This is a hard story on statistics. The saying has gone forth
that God Is always on the side of the
strongest battalions, but If we reckon
strength by numbers, It is not so. Gideon's 300 were few, but fit. Side by
side with them we might place Leon-
idas and his 300 Spartans, the heroes
of Thermopylae. Quality In human
life is of more importance than quantity. The battle waged by the 300
men that lapped )3 being waged century after century, and consecration,
not crowds, Is the essential of our
II. We may learn from Gideon's
example that reform must begin at
home, before It can be effected abroad.
The condition on which Israel had received Palestine was that there was to
be no toleration of idolatry, no entangling alliances. Gideon's first
work was to throw down the altar of
Baal that was In his father's house,
and to cut down the grove that was by
it (Chap. VI. 25-29). Begin reform
at home. It is said that in Jerusalem every man sweeps before his own
door. In London City, prior to 18fl2,
every man was required to sweep the
snow away In front of his own door.
Reform at home should be preached
to nations. We send our missionaries to the heathen, nnd rightly so, for
It Is our Master's commission to us;
hut we send them liquor, we send
them rum, which undoes the good we
are trying to do by the gospel. We
hnve sent our ships elsewhere to put
down slavery, but we have slavery In
our midst. Tf It be true that in some
of our workshops, and ln some of our
large stores young girls work for a
wage on which they cannot live, is
that not slavery? Reform at home
should be preached to churches. We
must have out of our churches everything contrary to the spirit of Him
whose name we hear. Reform must
be preached to individuals. In fact,
here is where reform must begin.
The three greatest evils of our time
can be remedied at once by Individual reform. The evils of intemperance, impurity and gambling are
napping the vital forces of the youth
"and manhood of our people. Let us,
as individuals, be free from these, and
our strength shall be as the strength
or ten, because our hearts are pure.
We might continue further, and
note how little things, like the act of
assuaging thirst, or satisfying hunger,
show the trend of life; how the sifting
proce.-s ever continues to weed out
the undesirables, because fear is con-
tsglous, and cowardice weakens the
efficiency of church and other forces;
but I must conclude with the words
that by the lit, though few;    by   the
J.    Ladner    Makes    Creditable
.Showing ln His Law Examinations.
The general public of Ladner
will be pleased to note the success of
one of its promising native sons, Mr.
L. J. Ladner, son of Thomas E. Ladner, Esq.
Mr. Ladner has Just received word
from the University of Toronto, that
he has been successful in uttaining
tne degree of "L. L. B.," after two
post-graduate years of study, having
taken the course In conjunction with
the regular law course, which he is
now completing ln the law office of
Tupper & Griffin, Vancouver.
He and Mr. L. W. Buchanan, of
Vancouver, are the only two gentlemen of our western province, who
have been successful In obtaining die
above degree while studying in the
Mr. Ladner, after attending the
local school, completed his primary
education at the /Royal City High
School. He then entered Toronto
University, faculty of arts, and succeeded in taking the Bachelor of
Arts degree in the honor course of
Political Science. He then entered
the law office of Tupper and Griffin,
Vancouver, when he hopes to graduate Into the profession next year.
During his undergraduate  dayl'he
has always taken a prominent part In
dltferenc student    organizations.    He
was   founder   of   "The   Pharos,"   the
Royal  City High  School   paper;   was
a members of many student societies
at  "Varsity," among the foremost of
which     is     the     "Political     Science
Club," now prominent in the University; a strong debater in the Literary
Society  of  the same  college,     whose
membership   now   numbers     over   a
thousand; and now he has been elected   president   of     the   Law     Student
Society of Vancouver.    Since he came
into this office  he has  been originator of the movement    which  is  now
working towards the establishment of
! a law school  in British Columbia.
|     Mr.  Ladner's future career will  be
j watched  with  great interest  by    the
I people  of  his  native   town,  and    all
| wish him as much success in the fut-
j ure as he has had in the past.
The first trouble of the fishing season Is one of the worst In the criminal catalogue. Thursday morning,
between the hours of one- and two
when silence reigned over the river,
two Greeks got into a fight near
Westham Island, and ere it ended one
of them was badly cut with a knife in
the thigh, expiring in a few minutes,
bleeding to death. The murdered
man's name is Tony Jordan, recently
arrived from Seattle. His companion who Is alleged to have done the
deed is S.  Saterious.
Hearing the row other Greeks went
to Interfere when Saterious in a desperate effort to escape Jumped into
the river trying to swim away. He
was eventually captured showing the
evidences of the sanguinary fight with
his dead comrade. Jordan was picked up In the boat in which the ifight occurred, lying in a deep pool of his
own blood. Every Indication was
that there had been a desperate
struggle. At the time of writing the
police have the affair in hand.
Mr. Ji W. Hollinshead, who in a
great champion of the Holstein cow,
has handed us some Interesting In-
formailon of "What Holsteins are Doing," prepared by the Holsteln-Fries-
lan Association of America, from
which we glean the following, which
may be Interesting to some of our
readers: '   ���
Pauline Paul yielded in 365 days,
1153 lbs. 15 03. of thoroughly worked
and salted butter from 18.669 lbs. of
milk. No one cow of any breed
reached this amount until 1908. For
eighteen years this Immense record
was unequalled among dairy cows.
Pletertje 2d yielded 30,318 lbs 8 oz.
of milk In one year. Think of it, over
15 tons of milk.
Colantha 4th's Johanna on December 2 2, 1907 concluded a year's record made hy the Wisconsin State Experiment Station of 9!)SVi lbs. of
butter fat from 27,432Vi lbs. of milk,
equivalent to 12 48 lbs. of commercial
butter, making her the world's greatest butter cow.
The Holstein cow named De Kol
Creamelle, was tested by the Massachusetts State Experiment Station for
one hundred consecutive days and
yielded over one hundred pounds of
milk per day, or exactly 10.017 lbs.,
making the largest producing cow,
officially  tested,  in  the world.
PORT ARTHUR, Out., July 12.���
Ex-Mayor Clavet. a member of the
firm of Marks, Clnvet, Dobie & Co.,
died last night from heart disease.
This is Orangemen's Day and the
city is given over to the members of
the Orange lodges of this city, Vancouver, the New Westminster district,
the Lower Mainland and part of Vancouver Island. It Is estimated that
fully 5000 Orangemen are participating in the celebrations which
are being oarrled out on a larger scale
than ever before in Hie history of
order In British Columbia.
Early this morning Orangemen began to assemble on the streets and at
The following are the winners of
the different events:
Hoys' race 18 and under, 100 yards
���1, W. J. Dawe, football; 2, W.
W.ilinsley, knife.
Mens' race, Orangemen only, 100
yards���1, W. J. Davis, tie pin; 2 H.
Rowley, tie pin.
Girls' race, 14 years nnd under. 50
yards���1, N. Salt, bottle of perfume;
2   Li. Cavil, box of chocolates.
Three-legged race, 75 yards���1,
Heal and Dawe, gold cuff lints; 2, A.
Many Signify Their Intention of Join-
lug tlic New club���Objections to
Site of Hutu.
Delta Water    Works  Loan     By-Law
Passes     Second     lteudlng-.
Dyking  Act.
After much work on the part of a The regular meeting ot the Delta
few local gentlemen, a ride club for Council was held on Saturday last,
the Delta will soon be a reality���at Present! Reeve Hutcherson, and
least it is hoped so. A meeting was Councillors Gibble, Morley and
to have been held on Tuesday last to< Storey,
airange for the building of the butts       The minutes of the previous meet-
*I**I**I**I**I**i* *$**"**i*v*i**j
Right WorSlilpful Grand Master of
British Columbia.
and a few other matters, but a notification was received from the Indians
in the locality of the proposed site for
the range objecting to the site on the
ground of its close proximity to the
Communications have been forwarded to the Indian agent In Victoria and until his reply has been re-
mg  were adopted   us   read.
Communication wero received and
disposed uf as follows:
From F. S. Clark re well boring.
Received  und   filed.
From O. A. Reefer. C. E., resident
engineer Public Works Dept. re filling council's lot with sand when the
King Edward dredge would be work'
ranks    of    trusty    followers,    though
! sometimes thinned  by trial and  dif-i
Acuity, will our leader Christ accom- ,
pllsh the spread    of Good and Right
and Truth. i
At the close of the address Mrs.'
Wj-lght sang a solo which was much
appreciated, and the choir led In
singing the popular Christian soldier
song "Onward, Christian Soldiers,
Marching as to War."
the local lodge rooms. The two city
lodges, Nos. 1150 and 1S93, turned
out in full force and the members
have been busy all day welcoming
the visiting lodges and arranging for
the proceedings. Every train and
boat which arrived during the morning carried many visiting brethern
who were welcomed and provided
with accommodation. During the
morning fife and drum bands played
on the streets almost constantly and
many of the Orangemen paraded the
streets of the Royal City. Every hotel
and restaurant in the city was crowded at noon by the visitors.
The feature of the day was the
grand parade ln which all the
Orangemen took part. It was assembled at the C. P. R. depot on Columbia street and after some slight
delay proceeded along Columbia
street to Leopold Place and thence to
Royal avenue, down Royal avenue to
Park Row and from there to the entrance of Queens park where the afternoon  celebration  Is  being  held.
Columbia street was lined with
spectators and all were surprised at
the extent of the parade and at the
number of lodges present. There were
six bands in the procession, Including
one brass band, a pipe band, and
four fife and drum bands. Vancouver
Orangemen turned out In force, nearly all of the 15 lodges of the Terminal
City being represented. From Vancouver Island Victoria nnd Cumberland sent over a large delegation.
Mission, Agassiz, Delta, Mount Pleasant, North Vancouver, Ebtirne, Port
Moody, Chilliwack, Port Hammond
and numerous other lodges in this
district were strongly represented In
the parade. Many of the lodges had
banners and all the members were
their full regalia. Quito a number of
True Blues were also present.
At the head of the parade rude
Grand Marshal Abercromble, while a
number of the other officers followed
the procession In carriages together
with representatives of the city.
The following are some of tho
lodges which took part in the parade
today: The Vancouver lodges. TSSurne
No. 1072, Central Park 1727, New
Westminster lodge 1150 nnd 1593.
Port Moody 1633, Port Hammond
1866, Mission 1629, Abbotsford IS(!7.
Mount Lehman 1868, Agassi* 1910,
Victoria 142(1, Chilliwack 1470, Cumberland  1676,  Blaine 421 and rtheis.
"When the procession reached the
park, the members circled around tho
oval and remained In line until the
speeches were concluded. Air". "?. Tl.
Johnston delivered a brief address of
welcome on behalf of the city.
Speeches were also delivered by Right
Worshipful Grand Master*!?. G. Taylor, Right Worship Deputy Grand
Master Rev. R. J. Mclntyre, and Rev.
J. C. Madlll. After the speeches the
sports were proceeded with. This
evening a ball will be given In the
Eagles' hall and a meeting of the
True Blues Grand Lodge will be held
In the Orange hall.
ceived nothing further  in the  matter : }ng on tne Ladner channel.    Receiv-
can be done. | fd   ?nd   the   matter  was   left  in   tbe
The rifles, ten in number, are of the
hands of the Reeve and Olerk.
Ross pattern and are already waiting]     'From  J-     B-  Burr-   resigning    the
They are stored in the I P��siti��n of police magistrate.    Receiv-
at    present.     A    good   ed and laid over tin ne"*!- meeting.
From Farmers' Telephone Co. ask-
to be tested,
council room
number of enthusiasts have already
signed on as members and no doubt
their strength will be greatly augmented when the club really starts
ing permission to place poles on Laid-
law Street.    Request granted.
From R. W. Hodson, deputy minister of agriculture, Victoria, notifying
the council that the department had
secured the services of Major J.
Shepherd, who is recognized as Canada's best authority on road making,
to address various Municipal Councils on the subject of road making.
Received and filed.
A petition was received from John
Gilchrist and others asking the council to have the Dyking Act amended
so that there would be a new assessment for all monies borrowed in future for maintenance of the 1895 Dyking Scheme. The matter was left in
the hands of the Reeve and Councillor Storey to interview    the
With the arrival of the Indians and
the Japs, the renovating of the fishing boats and the general overhauling
of fishing gear comes the speculation
on when the sockeyes will appear in
force. True to their ancient habits
the sockeyes are keeping everybody
guessing and at present writing have
not as yet paid their annual visit to
these waters in any sufficient quantity to make fishing profitable. The
canners are expressing the usual misgivings as to the failure of the fish I ment on the matter,
to put in an appearance so far espec- An applieation was ""ceived from
lally on this, the "big year." j Mrs. L. Kirkland for a loan l! $1500
It is feared In some quarters that' from dyking funds as first mortgage
if the sockeyes are delayed much on parts of Lots 177 and 178, G. 2.
longer they will come with a rush in; The matter was left in the hand3 of
Such numbers that fishermen and the Reeve and Clerk,
canners will be unable to handle! The Delta Water Work's By-law
them. Such heavy runs usually last passed the second reading,
but a few days and then only strag- j The position of road and 'dog tax
glers are taken. | collector was filled, R.    F.    Handford
Again others state that the delay of  being appointed to that office,
the fish  is but another peculiarity in |     The  usual monthly accounts    were
connection with an industry that has  passed  for payment, after which  the
many  peculiarities.      It  is that each  council  adjourned  till  Saturday, July
year sees the run later in the season.   24th, at 2 p.m.
The fact that  five  years ago    it be- j 	
gan about July Sth and this is the 15
(present writing), and no run yet, is
cital as an example of this.
However,   the canners and     fisher-
MeRae and M.    Mundy,    plated    cuff
Fat men's race, 75 yards���1, A. Mc-
Dairmld,  box  of cigars.
Running Broad Jump���1,A. Brisbane, order for goods; 2, H. Gibson,
order for goods.
Standing broad jump���1, R. Me-
Kcen, cigar case; 2, S. Gibson, order
for goods.
Barrel race, 100 yards���1, A. Bent-
ley, cigar case; 2 M. Craig, order for
Nail-driving contest, open to ladies
only���1, Mrs. Thompson, silver jewel'
box; 2, Mrs. Lee, silver fish spoon.
Henry Bennett and W, F. Johnson
acted as starters of the sports, and
had a busy afternoon. The other
members of the sports committee who
assisted were Neil T. McDonald, John
,T. Hood, Neil J. Matheson, S. A.
Dailey, and Geo. R. Matthias.
The ball in Eagles' Hall in the evening was well attended there being
about 75 couples present. Music was
supplied by Rushton's orchestra and
dancing was continued until 2 o'clock
this morning. Many visiting lodge
members and ladies attended. J. A.
Ptoney was masters of ceremonies.
Mr. Geo. Buchanan, of Detroit, who
"j has been the guest of Mr. C. H. Lam-
men say that they are not unduly bert for t]le pa3, few davs_ returned
alarmed so that it is probable that en rolUe East on Tr,ursdav Mr Bn-
ere another Issue Mr. Sockeye will. Phanan is a gentleman who makes
have arrived in joyful numbers and yearlv visits to the Coast and is a
all will be well along the banks of, heavy investor in Western interests,
the Fraser. j He  has  travelled  extensively both In
j America and Europe.    He states that
j in all  his travels he  has never seen
  | better looking crops than in the Delta
Various estimates and reports of. District. It is his intention to make
tho crops throughout the Fraser Val- i another visit here next year when in
ley British Columbia, are now    being} all probability he will interest himself
Ladner Brethren.
L. O. L.  (No.  1812),  made an    excursion to New Westminster on Monday morning,  to take    part    In    the
grand celebration,  held  In that    city.
I The  members  turned  up     In    strong
! force, and accompanied by a numberl
I of  friends,   hoarded   the  Transfer    ati
I 8 o'clock.   After a pleasant   journey
' up the river they arrived In Westminister  Shortly  after  11  and     spent     nnj
I hour or so ln the company of old acquaintances.
The local members took pari In the
! pioeesslon to Queen's Park and evinced  great Interest  In the sports generally.    The return trip was made at 7
p.m., arriving in     Ladner    at    about
j 9:30.
| Here another musical treat was In
store. The Ladner Band had gather-j
! ed on the wharf, and, as the boat ran j
I alongside, struck up a lively march.
iA procession was formed nnd pro*
I ceedefl to the bandstand, where thej
j band dispensed a few other inspiring I
i selections.
Much credit ls due to the musicians
for their kindly forethought and their;
action will be long remembered by
the members  of lodge. No.  1612.
Among those who attended    were:
W. N,  Smith.  W.M.;  Geo.  Dennis,  D.
M���   Wm.   Bath,   M.C.,     Jas.     Brodie,
Chaplain;   R.   J.     Stokes,     treasurer;
Jas.  Relby,  recording    secretary;    J.
Rogerson,     financial    secretary:     W.
Devltt  (senr.1, John Simpson,  K.    C. j
Simpson,  R. Kitson,    L.    Dennis,    F. j
Cutting, T. Thirkle, W.  R. Stokes, P.]
received. According to information
gathered from the various agricultural centres from Ladner to Chilliwack the crops on the whole will be
a fair average, according to the New
Westminster reports. Some cereals
will be shorter than last year, while
others will be much larger and
The fruit crop will be the biggest
disappointment, strawberries particularly being far below the average.
The estimate made by prominent
growers is that the yield will be about
half of last year. The cherries,
plums and other early fruits will also
be short, while even apples are not
up to the standard. A late frost
which occurred in May is believed to
be responsible for the poor fruit
The yield of hay and grain will be
much the same as last year, oats being probably a little better, while the
hay crop will be a little shorter than
it was a year ago, the dry weather
in the early spring being responsible
for the light growth.
It Is In the root and vegetable crop
In some of the properties in the Delta
BELGRADE, July 13.���A Servian
soldier who was operated upon for
appendicitis in the Belgrade military
hospital refused a narcotic, although,
in consequence of a mistake, the
wound had to be re-opened. As the
doctors were stitching up the wound
for the second time he remarked:
"Why not have buttons and buttonholes, gentlemen?"
LIVINGSTON, Mont., July 13.���
Crazed because 16-year-old Helen
Wells, daughter of a rancher residing
near Frldley, would not return his
love, John Roach, aged 40, shot the
girl to death yesterday. Roach called her to him and when she was
within a few paces of him, emptied
the contents of   a shotgun    into   the
girl's breast.     Roach then turned the
that the farmers expect to make up i gun upon himself, dying Instantly,
for the shortness of their yields. The
ranchers who have a larger percentage of this class of produce set out
ibis year will fare much bettor than
frui i growers.    All     vegetables    are
SAN FRANCISOO,    July    13.���The
steam schooner Ellen P. Drew arrived
malting a splendid growth and should I from  Point Arena yesterday,  several
the weather conditions continue fnv
orable the farmers will reap large
-New  Tori
hours In advance of her schedule,
Captain Gunderson having raced his
craft to port to secure medical aid
for an Injured man, First Mate F.
Christlanson was struck on the head
by a piece of wire tackle and his skull
fractured. Rough bandages were ap-
100 miles I Plied, and the furnaces kept at w-hite
serious'heat under the boiler until the injur-
NEW   YORK.   July   li.-
City and   the  territory  for
around is in the grip    of
drought.     Throughout    this territory j ed  man  was  landed  at  the  hospital,
there has been no rain since the midle  where  the  doctors    pronounced     his
of June. Rivers are drying up and
roads are almost Impassable because
of dust.
In Other Places.
OTTAWA,     Ont.,  July   13.���Nearly
10,000 Orangemen from t*rc city and
surrounding country took part In
the Orange parade yesterday afternoon.
MONTREAL, July 13. ��� Three
hundred local Orangemen went to
Huntington, Que., yesterday morning
to  celebrate  the  Twelfth.
TORONTO, Out., duly 13.���Members of threescore loyal Orange
Indues in Toronto and district participated in the procession In the celebration of the "Glorious Twelfth"
yesterday. Notwithstanding the sultry weather, It was as good if not
better than last year.
LONDON, July 13.���More than
s'xt> lodges of Orangemen participated In yesterday's celebration of
the  "Glorious Twelfth."
condition hopeful.
DENVER, July 13.���Word was
brought here today that John H. Cradlebaugh, who was recently acquitted
on a charge of killing Frederick W.
Walton on a street here, is dying at
his home in Wallace, Idaho. ,T. R.
Green of Wallace, has Just arrived
here in the hope of effecting a reconciliation between Crndiebaugh and his
wife before the husband dies. After
his trial Cradlebaugh returned to
Wallace and worked only three days.
The rest of the time he has been bedridden partly because of rheumatism.
Mrs. Cradlebaugh has been earning
her livelihood since the tragedy by
sewing in Denver. Cradlebaugh killed Walton because (he latter won the
r.ffoctatlons of his wife, according to
the testimony at the trial.
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909.
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this office by Thursday evening.
GEO.'S. VICKERS, Manager.
K Conveniently Arranged Building For
Quartering and Feeding.
The illustrations show a cattle barn
ind shed adjoining which I have used
for five years with satisfactory results
in raising and fattening young beef,
writes a breeder in the Breeder's Gazette, Chicago. The main barn ls GO
by 60 feet and 22 feet to the eaves,
which gives ample loft room over the
sheds, in which 1 put hay and blow
the center mow full of straw.
The box and milk cow stalls bare
the sunlight and are closed but few
days in the year. 1 keep about twenty-
five cows for tbe raising of my calves.
Wanted, a live Board of Trade for
This Is the movement that will soon
be stirring in the community, for not
a few of our citizens have given the
subject some thought and have come
to the conclusion that in the best interests of the town such an organization should  be  perfected.
It requires no argument to prove
that Ladner would benefit from a
Board of Trade. Almost every progressive community boasts of such a
body and why not Ladner? Larger
and more important questions are beginning to face the community and it
requires just such a body as a Board
of Trade to study them and aid in
their solution. While the usefulness
of a Board of Trade lies largely in
its power to suggest and direct public action rather than perform, therein lies its strength. It is to a certain
extent untramelled, accountable for
its actions only to itself, which allows
it more scope, greater freedom than
a municipal body which most always
acts as a responsible body having in
view the wish of the public which it
must first ascertain. A Board of
. Trade can agitate, can sound public
opinion, can arouse public interest in
things beneficial to the community,
suggest improvements, and can then
draw the attention of the proper
authorities to see that such things are
carried out.
���By all means let us have a Board
of Trade to whom every progressive
citizen in the community can belong
and contribute his share of advise towards furthering the general best interests of all.
In the middle of next month the
Duke of York's Royal Military
School, which for 106 years has been
in King's road, Chelsea, will be
moved to a small village called Gus-
ton, 2% miles out of Dover, on the
road to Deal.
Lord Kitchener, who resigns his
command in India next September,
when he will be succeeded by General Sir O' Moore Creagh, has extended his tour of the world and
does not propose to return to England until the close of the year.
In an article on the recent navel
review at Spithead, which it regards
as indicating the wisdom of naval
concentration, the Montreal Star
says that Colonials will not desire to
have a baby Navy of their own when
they know that this baby Navy will
be only of problematical use in Imperial defence. The journal suggests
that the British Government should
do the building, manning, equipping,
and managing of the fleet, and that
Canada should guarantee the Interest
on a specific sum to be spent In Canada's name, with favorable terms
for Canadian naval recruits, and that
she should also have the option of
taking over the ships thus provided
on payment of their cost.
The stranding the cruiser Harmibne
on the east coast of Africa for three
hours on February 14 has been the
subject of a court-martial at Portsmouth, when Lieutenant Reginald
Blake was found guilty of negligence,
and was ordered lo be reprimanded
The chief feature of the case was
that, the charts In use dated as far
back as 1S24, with amendments
made In 1879 and 1893, and It was
admitted in the King's regulations
that they are to bo used with caution
The lieutenant pleaded that he was
unable to recognise ihe bearings by
the chart, and that by the compass
the vessel was apparently on her
right course, and should hnve been in
forty fathoms of water. Captain
Hunter and Lieutenant Geoffrey
Harrison were found guilty of hazarding the vessel. They were acquainted of negligence and reprimanded  on  other charges.
They hnve tbe protection of the open
shed, with mangers in which is fed
roughage, usually corn fodder, while
their calves get through a creep into
tbe shed of the mniu barn, where they
are fed clover hay, oats, bran, a little
chopped corn and ollmeal, which they
learn to eat long before they are
As I aim to market my cattle at
about twenty months of age, I find
early feeding, comfortable quarters
nnd good breeding all ln line to produce prime beef at so early an age.
The second summer and winter the
calves are changed to the opposite
shed of the barn, where they have
protection from flies in summer and a
good place to enjoy their clover hay or
shredded corn fodder. Their grain Is
fed In troughs ln nn open yard. A
large gate between box stall and shed
admits of driving the entire length of
the barn, which makes hauling out the
manure a simple matter.
I find the arrangement of the barn,
both storage and feeding capacity,
very convenient.
Some Points on Feeding and Keeping
the Flock Thrifty.
Sheep must be fed with great regularity. Slipshod methods ore fatal to
Do not feed com to the breeding
ewes. It is too heating. Give two-
thirds oats, one-third wheat bran, with
a little oilmeai mixed ln. The grain
should be selected with care.
Lambs should be taught to eat grain
by themselves as early as possible and
should be eating well before weauiug.
On an average they should be fed teu
weeks before weauing.
If you can do no better by way of
making troughs for the sheep to eat
their grain out of, you cau nail two
boards together lu the shape of a V,
with a couple of short pieces across
the ends to keep them right side up.
This will save much grain, and grain
ls money this year.
Ensilage furnishes a good succulent
food for sheep. In tbe absence of
roots It ls most valuable. Keep salt in
the pens at all times.
Night is the favorite time for dogs
to make their raids, so make it a rule
to have the sheep near the barn every
night Dogs are much less apt to trouble them then.
Dip the sheep immediately after
shearing and again in about three
weeks to destroy eggs and all ticks
that may have escaped at the first
The lambs should be dipped nt the
same time, for when the ewes are
shorn tbe ticks flock on to tbe lambs.
Expert Milking.
A dairyman who generally did his
own milking employed n boy. The
rntlk shrank one-third In two weeks.
The farmer resumed milking nnd in
two weeks got the same amount as
before. Afterward he set the hired
man to milking, aud the milk shrank
10 per cent In two weeks and lu two
weeks more, the farmer milking ngaln,
was back nt the standard. This mau
milks quietly nnd very elenn. Ue
closes the forefinger and thumb nround
the tent high up nnd mnkes a downward motion, tightening tlu grip nnd
forcing out the milk. He then lets go
his hold, keeping the Auger nnd thumb
ln circle, cnrrles up the hand nnd
presses It smartly ngnlnst the udder,
closes nnd pulls down ns before. The
iden is to give ns near ns may be the
same motion the calf docs ln sucking.
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[Copyright, 1909, by American Press Association.]
I was tutoring a youth of uineteen.
1 bad a fancy to go abroad  iu  the
diplomatic corps, but as I had no influence   to   secure  an   appointment   1
kept my ambition to myself.  My pupil, j
Alec Kirk, should have been ready for |
college,  but he was not, and  it  wns
my part to get him ready ns soon as |
possible.     His   father,   after   turning j
him over to me, went to Europe.    Before leaving be gave me u single instruction���viz:
"Don't   let   any   woman   snare   hlin
while I am nwny."
I made n companion of Alee, and he
seemed to enjoy my society ln preference to that of young fellows of his
own age. He gave me his confidence
in everything but one. A woman i
laid siege for him, nnd he did not tell
me. Ills father had lectured him before going away on his susceptibility
and told him that I was empowered to
forbid his attentions to any woman.
Alec not only failed to trust the mutter to me, but told the woman who was
trying to snare him of my charge. She
was smart enough to keep aloof from
me, and I did not discover her or her
object till I was informed of both by
the housekeeper. I warned tbe housekeeper not to divulge tbe fact that I
knew of what was going on. If I
could save the boy I would put his
father under obligations. Mr. Kirk
had great political influence.
Alec wished the lady to win my good
opinion. She, supposing that I know
nothing of their affair, consented,
though reluctantly. I was iutroduced
to Miss Mnrtba Colllngwood, aged
twenty-eight, impecunious, passably
good looking and of a common family.
I called on her with Alec aud during
the, call manifested a friendliness that i
disarmed both. But while extending
the olive branch I was sharpening the
Eight  or ten head
(heifers  preferred),
bury, B.C.
of young stock
D.   Dove,   Sun-
Tramway No. 1.
Notice is hereby given that the International Railway and Development
Company, Limited, an incorporated
Company empowered by its Memorandum of Association to build tramways, proposes to build a tramway to
be operated by steam, electric power,
water or such other motive as the
Company may deem expedient, from
a point in the Municipality of Surrey iu or near the international
boundary in Township 7, New Westminster Distrfct, thence Easterly
through ihe Municipalities of Surrey,
Langley and Matsqui to a point at or
near tne International boundary at
Huntingdon, thence Northerly and
VVtiSteriy by way 01) Abbotsford,
litem'' Westerly and Northerly
through the Municipality of Mutsqui
to Beaver Creek Valley ln the Municipality of l.angley, thence Westerly
througn the Municipality of Langley
to u point at or near Port Rolls in
the Municipality of Surrey. Any person through whose lands the line is
proposed to be run or any railway or
tramway company, whether proposed
or In operation, whose line will be
paralleled by the proposed tramway
may within two months after the
date of the first publication of this
notice in ihe B. C. Gazette give notice
In writing to the Registrar of Joint
Stock Companies that he or they object to the said Company being authorized to construct the said tramway, together with the grounds of
his or their objections pursuant to
Section 5 of the "Tramway Company
Incorporation Act" and to Section 3,
of the "Tramway Ineorpbration Amendment Act, 1900."
Dated this 13th day of July, 1909.
Per Bowser,  Reid & Wallbridge,
Its Solicitors.
Trucking and Dfaying.    Livery work of
all kinds attended to promptly.
All Kinds of Firewood always on hand.
f.ty.Co/t/nson    Phono2V    ��adner,$.C.
���4-M-H-H--M* .i"M"H"I"M-t" ���
Are Prepared to Furnish All Kinds of
Rough and Dressed
At      Lowest     Prices
i   Tii'iT'iT'iT V   '���������"i
f Also Shingles, Sash, Doors, and \\
;��� House Finish of all Description :;
:: TfetBtsl Water TMks are Made at This Mill -*
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sword.   I suggested that Miss Colllng-
Concerning the Calf.
The heifer calf should develop muscle and bone rather than fat.
Too much cream for the calf ls about
as had as too much money for the boy.
Never sacrifice a heifer cnlf from a
first class butter cow.   All are needed
j to supply the depicted dairies.
I    It Is detrimental to allow a calf to
' ran with a cow even for a few days.
As soon as the milk is fit to use the
calf nnd the cow should both be accustomed to tbe separation.
Never tie n cnlf with a rope about
Its neck. Ten chances' to one it will
get choked to death. A stout strap
about the neck, with a ring and a
chain, ls far better. A swivel will
keep tho chain from being twisted.
wood and Alec use the tennis court at
his home and even offered if we could
find another girl to make up a set with
them myself. I had In mind Miss
Gladys Hoyle, a young lady who had
Ihe faculty of making the most rasping remarks with the most kindly pretended Intentions. Knowing that there
is nothing which will turn a man from
a woman quicker than a feminine fight,
I hoped to use Miss Hoyle for the purpose of drawing out whatever of temper Miss Colllngwood might possess
and intended that Alec should witness
the scrimmage.
We secured Miss Iloyle, and I chose
her for my partner. Miss Colllngwood
opened the game, \serving to me. I
sent the ball back, und she returned
it. It dropped just within the Hue, but
I pronounced It foul.
"That wasn't foul," said Miss Colllngwood.
I,looked at my partner for support.
"Certainly it was," she said.
"My eyes must have deceived me,"
snld Miss Colllngwood.
"Some people can't play tennis at
all," returned Miss Iloyle, "on account
of their eyes. 1 thought I saw something amiss with yours. It's quite
There  was  an ominous  flash from
Miss Gollingwood.    She made  no  reply, and the game went on.   My own
game   had   opened   auspiciously,   nnd
fortune continued to favor me.    Miss
Hoyle  in   volleying close  to  the  net ,
sent   the  ball   against   Miss   Colling- i
wood's nose.   The latter dropped her '
racket nnd caught a trickling stream
of blood ln her handkerchief. j
"You did that on purpose," she cried, |
casting   a   flashing   glance   at   Miss
"You flatter me. If I could hit a
mark like that I'd enter for a championship," replied Miss Hoyle.
Miss Colllngwood wns getting ready
for a rejoinder when I added to her
ruffling by asking if she would proceed with.the game.
"I don't think she'd better," Miss
Hoyle put in, "with that nose. It'll be
all the colors of the rainbow tomorrow. My advice Is raw beef."'
"Some people are offensive with
their ndvice," snapped the sufferer.
Pleasure had gone out of the game
for Alec, He proposed to stop playing.
Miss Colllngwood started for the house
to put cold water on her nose. Alec,
Instead of accompanying her, found
occupation In gathering tbe balls and
Tramway No. 2.
Notice is hereby given that the International Railway and Development
Company, Limited, an incorporated
Company empowered by its Memorandum of Association to build tramways, proposes to build a tramway
to be operated by steam, electric
power, water or such other motive
uower a3 the Company may deem expedient, from a point in the Munici-
: pality of Surrey at or near the in-
i lernutional boundary in Township 7,
1 New Westminster District, thence
' -Northerly and Easterly through the
j Municipality of Surrey by way of
Hazolmcre, thence Northerly and
Easterly through the Municipality of
Langley by way of Langley Prairie
to Fort Langley, thence Westerly
I through the Municipalities of Langley
i and Surrey by way of Port Kells to
the Soutlierly end of the New Westminster Bridge, thence across the said
bridge to a point in the City of New-
Westminster, thence Soutlierly and
Westerly across the Lulu Island
Bridge, thence Westerly through tne
Municipality of Richmond to a point
at or near Section 30, In block 5
North, Range 5 West, thence Northerly across the North Arm of toe
Fraser River, thence Northerly and
Westerly through the Municipality of
South Vancouver to a point in the
City of Vancouver. Any person
tni'ough whose lands the line is proposed to be run or any railway or
tramway company, whether propose,"
or in operation, whose line will be
paralleled by the proposed tramway
may within two months after the
date of the first publication of this
notice in the B. C.^ Gazette give
notice in writing to the Registrar of
Joint Stock Companies that he or
they object to the said company being
authorized to construct the said tramway, together with the grounds of his
or their objections pursuant to Section 5 of the "Tramway Company
Incorporation/Act" and  to Section  S,
of  the   "Tramway Incorporation  Am
endment Act,  1900."
Dated this 13th day of July, 1909.
Per  Bowser,  Reid & Wallbridge,
Its Solicitors.
Tramway No. 3.
Notice is hereby given that the In
ternatlonal Railway and Development
Company, Limited, an Incorporated
Company empowered by Its Mempr-
andum of Association to build tramways, proposes to build a tramway to
I   whispered to  him  to  take [ be operated by steam, electric powct
Miss Hoyle home. She smilingly ac
ceptcd his Invitation, As the two
walked away Miss Colllngwood turned
and darted n fiery spark. I saw her
home, adding fuel to the flume by telling her that I thought Miss Iloyle had
sent the bnll against her nose on purpose nnd was trying to catch Alec.
I supposed Hint I had only made a
beginning, but 1 wns mistaken. When
Alec and I mot again ho confessed to
mo that there had been an affair between him nnd Miss Gollingwood (at
which I expressed great surprise), but
that It was ended. I kindly offered to
give lilm my ndvice ns to the best
method of dropping It. The Illusion
had passed out of him, nnd nothing
could bring It bnck.
When Mr. Kirk returned from Europe I miule no mention of his soii'b
cscnpe, but he lenrncd of It nnd asked
me nbout It. I told him tho story, nt
the end of which lie said: r
"You should be In the diplomatic
corps. The first requisite of a diplomat Is absence of conscience. Judging
,rom your nets in this ease, you don't
know the moaning of theWord."
I confessed that I har! a hankering
water or such other motive power as
the Company may deem expedient,
from a point In the City of Vancouver, thence Southerly through the
Municipalities of South Vancouver
and Richmond across the north and
soutli arms of the Fraser River,
thence Easterly through the Municipality of Delta and thence Easterly
and Southerly through the Municipality of Surrey to a point at or near
the international boundary in Township 7, in the said Municipality of
Surrey. Any person through whose
lands the line Is proposed to be run
or any railway or tramway company,
whether proposed or in operation,
whose line will be paralleled by the
proposed tramway may within two
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice in the B. C.
Gazette give notice in writing to the
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
that he or they object to tbe said
company being authorized to construct the said tramway, together*
with the grounds of his or their objections pursuant to Section B of the
"Tramway Company Incorporation
Act," and to Section 3 of the" Tramway Incorporation Amendment Act,
Dated this 13th dayof July, 1909
In the diplomatic line, and he promised1 INTBRNATIOxal RAILWAY   AND
to see the secretary of state In my In-, DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
terest. The result was nn appointment,  per BoW8eri Reid & Wallbridge,
and. having berun with a small stroke, its Solicitors.
I nm now making big ones. '
Incorporated 1809.
capital authorized; $10,OOi),66o
RESERVE FUND $ 5,300,000
Total Assets Flf ly-Three Millions.
jfecounts ot Out'of-Uoiun Customers Siven Special Jxtteniion        *
Accounts may be opened with ileposi ts of ONE DOLLAR and Upwards.
Literest paid, or credited, half-yearly on June 30th and December
31st, each year.
Tjhe "Delta Jjithes
Sl.OO A YEAiri
tn  jfdvanc*
-v SATURDAY, JUL* 17, 1909.
Delta Hotel
Newly Furnished    Throughout,    and
First-Clas3    in    Eveiy Detail.
Rates on Application.
B.  C.
S. S. Transfer
Commencing April 1st the S.S.
Transfer will leave Braekman-Ker
wharf every week-day a terno n, except Saturday, at 3 p.m., for Ladner,
Westham Island and way points. Saturdays at 2 p.m., returning to New
Westminster Saturday evening?.
Returning, leaves AVestham Island
every week-day morning, except Friday, at 7 a.m., and Ladner 7.45 a.
m. Fridays, leaves Westham Island
C a.m. and Ladner at 6:45 a.m.
Additional trip Monday morning,
leaving New Westminster at 5 a.m.
This schedule subject to change
without notice.
For freight and passenger rates,
apply to
ROBERT  JARD1NE,  Manager.
Ladner-Stevcston Ferry
During the Summer Months
will leave Ladner at S:30 a.m. and
3:30 p.m.
Sundays, leaves Ladner at 8:30
a.m., and 4.30 p.m.
Extra trip Saturday evening;,
leaving Ladner at 6:30 p.m.
(Westminster Branch)
Royal Standard Flour is preeminently a product of quality.
You may buy a cheaper flour,
but floor is the staff of life and
the one product which you need
always���a food which should
above all others receive the utmost care in its manufacture.
We have made a hobby of
making good flour. Its reputation is known throughout
British Columbia. There can
be and there is no better.
Then too, in each 491b sack
is placed a numbered coupon
entitling you to a chance to win
a beautiful 100-piece dinner set.
Ask your grocer for Royal
Standard Flour.
For Sale By W. H. SMITH
.Manufactured by
Vancouver Billing & Grain
Company, Ltd.
Vancouver,      -       B. C.
LONDON, Ont., July 12.���More
than 60 lodges of Orangemen participated ln today's celebration of the
"Glorious Twelfth."
Prince Suleyman Effendl, a brother
of the Sultan of Turkey, died here
today suddenly of heart failure. He
was born ln 1860.
CHICAGO, July 14.���Five more
deaths from tetanus as a result of the
Fourth of July celebration were reported throughout the country yesterday. This brirfgs the total deaths
due to the observation of Independence Day from ail causes up to 114.
Holy Communion���First and third
Sundays at 8:30 a.m.; second and
fourth Sundays at 11 a.m. Matins, 11
a.m.; Sunday school at 10 a.m. Friday evening, Latany at 7:30. Rev. E.
I'..  Bartlett,  M.A., vicar.    .
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Services first and third Sunday of
each month at 10:$0 a.m.; Benediction, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school at- 3
p.m.; low mass and holy communion,
llrst and thlr^l Mondays at 6 a.m. Rev.
Father Wagner, O.M.I., parish priest
Cars  leave  Westminster   or    Vancouver  at   5:50   and   6:50 .a.m.     and
���hourly thereafter until  11  p.m.;  Saturdays and Sundays at 11  p.m.
Cars leave Vancouver fer Westminster at 5:50 and 6:50 a.m. and
hourly until 10 p.m.; Saturdays and
Sundays at 11  p.m.
We run first-class freight cars between Westminster and Vancouver
and all shipments are handled with
the utmost care and delivered to
consignee without delay. Special
attention paid to fruit shipments. Our
wagons meet all boats and trains.
For rates, etc., apply to
Traffic Manag.r.
Local Manager.
PEKIN, July 14.-The conference
looking to a reorganization of tho
Chinese navy which opened' last
February when the naval board was
created, came to an end today when
Admiral Sah was received In farewell
audience by the Empercr. No definite
results have been obtained.
Services next Lord's Day at 11'a.m.
and 7:30 p.m.; rlass meeting, after
tile morning service every Sunday;
Sabbath school at 2 p.m. every Sunday ; prayer meeting every Thursday
evening at 7.30, Rev. J. H. Wright,
LONDON, July 13.���Earl Grey has
Invited a number of personal friends
to witness the cinematograph pictures
descriptive of industries and scenery
in British Columbia. The pictures
will tour England to encourage emigration to the Pacilic Province.
CHICAGO, July lit.���A storm Of
wind and rain that was particularly
severe in the Missouri valley, swept
around until it encircled Chicago, according to reports received by the
telegraph companies, ' whose wires
are in bad shape. Wires are down
In every direction from Chicago. The
storm extended from Louisville to
Minneapolis, and from Kansas City
and Dubuque to Cleveland. It is reported to be working eastward.
Any person who Is the sole head of
a family, or any male over IS years
old, may homestead a quarter section (160 acres, more or less) of
available Dominion land lit Manitoba,
Saskatchewan or Alberta. The applicant must appear in person at the
Dominion Lands Agency or Sub-
Agency for the district. Entry by
proxy may be made at any agency, on
certain conditions, by father .mother,
certain conditions, by father, mother,
Intending homesteader.
DUTIES���Six n'.onths' residence
updn the cultivation of the hind In
each of three years^. A homesteader
may live within nine miles of his
homestead on a farm of at least SO
acres solely owned and occupied by
him or by his father, mother, son,
daughter, Brother or sister.
In certain districts a homesteader
in good standing may pre-empt a
quarter section alongside his homestead. Price $3.00 per acre. Duties���
Must reside six months in each of
six years from date of homestead entry (Including the time required to
earn homestead patent) and cultivate
fifty acres extra.
A homesteader who has exhausted
his homestead right and cannot obtain a pre-emption may take a purchased homestead in certain districts.
Price $3.00 per acre. Purchased
homesteads may be acquired or any
available Innds on either odd or even
numbered Sections south of Township 45, east of the Calgary and Edmonton  Railway  line.     Duties���Must |
M A. \J J&,
00     Per
SS55   Thousand
Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ld.
New Westminster
Celebrated English
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m.
and 7.3n p.m.; mld-wei-k meeting on
Wednesday evening at 7.30.
Sabbath services���Crescent Island,
3 P.m.; Ladner, 7:30 p.m. Sunday
school at 11 a. m.; prayer meeting
on Thursday at S p.m. E. J. Chave,
The following lines, composed by
\. Macdonald, of Vancouver, have
been dedicated to the local hotel:
I am thinking now of Ladner���
Sweet Ladner by the sea;
And every time I drift tlnrt way
it looks like home to me.
AW     j
Ladner is a little burg
Down by the river side.
Where you hear the seagulls calling
With the rippling of the tide.
Jaek Johns;on took the town by storm
Upon  one  bright  spring  day;
And drove the sheriff off the pike
in the town that grows the hay.
"Twas not the far-famed Johnson,
With skin as black as ink,
Who  won the world's championship
And put Tommy on the blink.
But  Jack  Johnson  of  the Alexandra
Vancouver in B. C.
Who  took the famous "Delta,'
In Ladner by the sea.
There were no silver-plated bathrooms
By the mighty Fraser's shore;
But the river runs beside you,
What could you wish for more.
With Clyde upon the forward deck,
And Johnson at the wheel,
And Scott catching the head lines
They'll navigate that farming town;
Well, that is how I feel.
Success to all  our skidroad boys;
And long may be their stay,
Hoping you won't drive them  off
In the good, old-fashioned way.
As I drink their health with Murphy,
Who discovered Boundary Bay.
For Schram Crown Fruit Jars, call
at  HutL-hei-ion's.
Ideal Camping weather. j for the majority of intending tuai.-lajr
makers postponing their visit ttt latl���
ner to a more favorable day. TtMK'-
ever, about 30 braved the elenum*
and made the best of It. Tkpss? m-
cluded Mr. and Mrs. Disney and family, Mr, and Mrs. P, Brown and ��nnr-
ily, Rev. and Mrs. Haslam, Mr., atcf
Mrs. W. Cherry and family. Mra
Miles, Mr. Jefferies, Messrs SanniJfns;.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Sayers and T&tsXij
(New Westminster), and Mrs. Aflto-
son, and Mr. Wlllerton (Bast J""sn>-
aby) The party relurned by C*H
Transfer, reaching home shortly sJl rt
9 o'clock.
J. W. Wel3h was a visitor to Vancouver last week  end.
Mrs.  McNeely journeyed    to    New
Westminster last week.
Harry Burn    made a trip to    New
Westminster   last   Saturday.
Mr.   H.   N.   Rich   paid     a   business
visit to Vancouver on Tuesday.
Try  a   Sovereign   Brand    Suit     of
Clothes  from  H.   J.   Hutcherson.
Mr.. Hyslop, of    the   Royal    Bank,
leaves  this  week for Abbotsford.
Work   has     commenced     nn     the
Farmers'  Telephone  Company's lines.
Miss Fawcett, of Victoria, is the
guest of Rev. and Mrs. Bartlett at the
The prize lists tor the forty-ii'tMrv
annual provincial exhibition at ���"��������
fria, are out. Copies may be ha4 *"���"*
applying to the secretary of the aa(~
hibltion, Victoria. The show wiv, |a
held Sept. 20, 21, 22, 23 , 24 and Hi
P. Bwenson, of Westham Island,
was in Vancouver on a visit last
Mr. nnd Mrs. T. R. Pearson mwt
family, Dr. and Mrs. J. Harold joi&j
and children, Miss Keary, Miss Ma.r*
garet Lewis and Mr. and .Mrs. H- C
Major are among these who retskaCt**
landed here en route for their suaf-
mer homes at Boundary Bay.
J. K. Wilson, of Ladner, registered
at the Commercial, Vancouver, on
ettlstered In Canada. Bngland and U. S. A. Used by the English Government for
over 65 .vein's. They ure the greatest ot nil animal regulators and are guaranteed, stock
rood. Poultry Food. Condition Powders. Heave Kennedy. Colic Cure, Healing Salve
Hair Growing Salve. Medicated Wash. Cough and Coltl Cure. Liniment for Stock Liniment for Home Use, Hoof. lintinent. Corn Cure. Blister Finish, Spavin Cure.
Ask your dealer or order direct.
Royal Medicated Stock food Co.,
814 Hastings
Street' West
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
reside six months In each of three
years, cultivate fifty acres and erect
a house worth $300.
COAL���Coal mining rights may be
leased for twenty-one years at an
annajal rental of $1.00 an acre Not
msre than 3,500 acres can be leased
to one applicant. Royalty, five cents
per ton.
QUARTZ���A person eighteen years
of age and over having made a discovery may locate a claim 1,500 feet
by 1,500 feet Fee, $5.00. At least
$100 must be expended on the claim
each year, or paid to the Mining Recorder. When $500 has been expended or paid and other requirements compelled with the claim may
be purchased at $1.00 an acre.
PLACER MINING CLAIMS generally 100 feet square. Entry fee "*5.00.
DREDGING���Two leases of five
miles each of a river may be Issued
to one applicant for a term of 20
years. Rental, $10 a mile per annum.
Royalty, 2 1-2 per cent, after the output exceeds $10,000.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior
N.B.���Unauthorized   publication   of
this  advertisement  will  not  be  paid
Manufacturer of
ALE- and all kinds ol
Your Patronage Solicited
W. N. Draper
Room 2, E'.lard Block,
New Westminster,      -      -      -      B. C.
For Sale
That choice ten acres, known as
the Paddon Place, Sough R ad, with
good house, stabling, barn, carriage
house, buildings for 600 hens, hot
house 30 by 15 feet, cold frame SO
feet by 6 feot, and other buildings.
Every coiner is cultivated at present
as follows: A good beating orchard
of about 50 trees (all kinds), about
one acre of strawberries, about six
acres of potatoes, balance in timothy
and clover hay. There is at present
about 1000 head of chickens and
ducks on the'place and every needful
piece of machinery. This ls an Ideal
home and a money maker. Apply
for price, etc., to
T. PINNICK, Owner,
Ladner, B.C.
All accounts owing to the Delta
Times up to May 31, 1909, must be
paid to the undersigned not later than
July  30th  Instant.
Ladner, July 9th,  1909.
A red heifer, on the farm of G.
H. Sheldrake. Owner can have same
by proving and  paying expenses.
Second-hand McCormick mowing
machine; price $ I S.00; In good i mining order. Apply W. Mason, Ladner.
The oat crop is coming on very
fast. We expect new grain in five
weeks time.
"Shorty" is a very busy man just
now, with his popular stage for
Boundary Bay.
Mr. Pat. McCrea, of Point Roberts,
visited toWn in his automobile on
Tuesday last.
A meiting, the object of which is r.i
consider the formation of a soi.ia.'
club for the young men of Ladner^
will be held in the room above AO-
Neeiy Hall, on Monday ev. nlng next-
Ii is to be hoped that there will ftra
u good attendance of likely mi mixes-.
We regret to state that Mrs. K-
Shirl'ey was taken suddenly ill early
this week and conveyed at once to
the Vancouver Hospital, it Is oatw
two or three weeks since .Mrs. Shirley left the same institution. We tar-
tend our sympathy to Mr. Shirley-
The Misses Greys, of Vancouver,
are the guests of their sister, Mrs. J.
Johnston of the Delta Hotel.
Quito a number of camping parties
from New Westminster passed
through this week en route to the
We have placed an order for larff^
shipment of preserving peaches, to fill'
orders already placed with us. Was
have been advised that the pearls
shipment will not last long, so br
ordering you will be sure of getring-
them.   W. II. Smith.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Devitt. of Grey
County, Ontario, have returned home
after a pleasant visit with their son
Miss Emma Teller and Miss A.
Webster, of .Point Roberts, have been
visiting Miss Ruby Thirkle the past
Major James Shepherd, a weft'
known authority on road making, writ'
be on the coast for a month in t*x
fall at tbe engagement of the provincial department of agriculture, fcr
give lectures on roadmaking. Hi*
s< rvices have been offered to tit
A  party of about  60  Indians have
arrived here and will start  in at the
cannery as soon as the fishing com- |
Miss  Laura   May   Hutcherson  paid
visit to Ladner on Wednesday. She '
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Wakefield, nf
Stockton, Cai., arrived Monday on s
visit to Mr. and Mrs. John JJcKee.
Mr. Wakefield is one of the leadlag
merchants of Stockton. Tnis is '*��
first visit to the Delta and he el-
presses himself as delighted wit>
the district.
Don't miss this chance to buy gorrti
shoes,   cheap.     Ladies'  Dongoia,    Ox-
is   enjoying   her   holidays   at   Bound- , ror"d~s'patent  Tip, regular $3.00.    &&?
ary Bay. | price  jj 75.     Misses' "Box-  Calf  Baits:
regular $2.25. Sale price $1.50. ChSO-
We  understand  that  Sam    Morley
ren's Box  Calf Eals.;  regular    $1.*$,
has just  closed  the  deal  with If.  J.   S(U $ Lanning,     Fawner/-
Arthurs  place,   now  occupied   by  H wu        L a
Montgomery. ^^^^^^���
This well-known Vancouver musical family appeared at the McNeely
Hall, on Thursday evening last, and
gave a first-class entertainment to
a crowded house. The fact that Mr.
Clay is a great believer in advertising���and Ladner has had proof of
this���is due the large attendance.
The program opened with a selection
by the whole combination, and was
the beginning of what proved.a most
enjoyable evening. The violin solo,
"La Traviata," by Master Percy Clay,
was excellently rendered; as also were
two other solos by the same artist.
This little fellow is no stranger to a
variety of instruments, and his title
to "The Musical Wonder," is well
deserved. Masters Reggie and Harold
Clay are also extremely clever on the
mandolin and gave evidence of their
Prof. Clay performed the Majic
Kettle Act and the Indian Sack Mystery. His musical numbers included
a piano solo and banjo solo with song.
and the latter called for an encore.
From the applause greeted each
item on the program we do not hesitate to say that the entertainment
was richly enjoyed by the audience,
and no doubt will be the means of
bringing the Musical Clays
another visit to the Delta.
Three pdund tins of Tetleys Tea,
S1.25. This is the highest grade of
tea and is special value at this price.
W. H. Smith.
Dr. Levy, dentist of New Westminster, who has been the guest of Rev.
and Mrs. Wright for a few days, returned home on Tuesday.
The popular resort. Boundary Ps?;.
sees a good list of visitors this weeSc
on pleasure bent. Everyone reports
a good time and with the prospect ol
continual fine weather no doubt the
holiday crowds will be added to.
Sacks and Binder Twine���Best
Portland Twine, 14c. Leave your
orders early with Lanning, Fawcett
&  Wilson, Limited.
Aid. ,T. Henley, of New Westminster, was 011 a business trip to the
Delta on the 8th ult. returning to the
Royal City on Friday morning.
Mr. Ed. McCallister and Miss Mc-
CalllSter, of Erin. Ont.. have returned
east after a two weeks' visit, the
guests of their uncle, Mr. C. H.
��� During the camping season tree
! evening service at the Anglican cntsrcV
will be discontinued and until further
notice the pastor, Rev. E. R. EarU._'rt,.
M.A., will hold evening services :rt
j Boundary Bay. No doubt the ma��rj
I campers at the Bay will appTevitvt*.
' tln��  privilege of    the Sunday    swv'uy
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Davis, Mrs.
Munn, Miss McCallister and Mr. E.
McCallister took in the Seattle Fair
last week, returning to Ladner on
About 15 or 20 acres of new land
ploughed, either by day work or
contract.    Apply to
S.   T.   HOLBROOK".
Re  Lots  86,   86 and  S7,  Townsite  of
Ladners,   being  parts  of    Lot  106.
Group 2; also another part of said
Lot 106, New Westminster District.
Whereas  proof of the loss of Certificate of Title Number 993 F, Issued
In the name  of Thomas Thirkle has
been tiled in this office.
Notice is hereby given that I shall,
at the expiration of one month from
the date of the first publication hereof,   in  a   dally   newspaper   published
in the City of New Westminster, issue
a  duplicate  of    the  said  Certificate,
unless  In  the  meantime valid  objection be made to me In writing.
District Registrar of T ties.
Land Registry Office, New Westminster, B. C.| June 16th,  1909.
Baby Christening Day on July 2d
is one of the unique features of the
week. All bibles horn In Seattle liming the month of June will be christened at the Exposition with appropriate exercises.
Portland Day on Thursday. July 20,
will be well attended. The Portland
Commercial Club accompanii d by the
Oregon Journal Carrier's band of
S5 pieces will come in a body, """here
are already at Hie Exposition :t large
number of Portland peonle aud this
crowd will join with the official de-
I legation in making the day a notable
! one.
The Japanese of Seattle are planning an Oriental celebration lor Wednesday, when the Japanese building
will be officially dedicated.
Butte and Anaconde will be the
centre of attraction on Thursday,
July 22. A special train of eight
sleepers, two diners, an observation
car and baggage car, will leave
Butte on the 20th, bearing a large
delegation from Montana.
Thursday will also be Redmen's
Day. The parade will form at the
stadium ln the morning. This day
follows the adjournment of the Great
Council at Taeoma.
The State Medical Association of
Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia will convene at the Exposition from July 21 to July 24.
Tlie Misses Hughes, "late arrivals
from Scotland," have opened dressmaking parlors In the residence, op-
posit^ Logan's store. First class work
Liverpool Salt for Haying. Schram,
Economy, nnd Crown Fruit Jars. Jelly
Jars, etc. Fresh canned goods of
every description. Lanning, Fawcett
& Wilson, Limited.
Mrs. Munn, of Indian River, Ontario, accompanied by her niece nnd
nephew, returned home Inst week
after spending two weeks visiting her
brother, Mr. C. H. Davis.
One 01 the winners of a twe��rs-
flve dollar set of China dishes, ftrr
June, was Mrs. Jane Nelson, xr'iw
holds the above coupon.
The Vancouver Milling Compwnrj...
manufacturers of Royal StanitaT*1
Flour, give ten sets of the fines', fliTt-
men sets, each month to the perco*ai
holding lucky numbers. W- R..
Smith, their agent here, lias beer, ��.<*-
vised that til's handsome dinner ��ft'
of 109 pieces has been shipped In Mi
Mr. S. T. Holbrook journeyed to
the Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, on Friday ln.st, and returned
with Mrs. Holbrook and his son and
heir. We are pleased to say that
both mother and son  are  doing well.
We have been asked to state that,
contrary to other reports, the hay
crop of the Delta Will not average
more than 1 1-2 tons to the acre
as a whole. The dry spring is responsible for this.
The Worklngmen's Outfitters���H.
B.K. Shirts and Gloves. Stanfleld's
Underwear, Union Made Overalls.
High Grade Clothing. Ladgo Stock
High Grade Boots and Shoes. Lann-
ii.g, Fawcett & Wilson, Limited.
The Sons of England excursion
from New Westminster to Ladner on
Saturday last, proved a great disappointment to a large number. The
inclement   weather   was     responsible
Mrs. T. E. Ladner wis Cm' raJumi
of ;i delightful house party, mvpi ii
honor of a few of her younger Vancouver friends during the eariy ran,
of duly, at her beaut'ful coo/ntTF
home, Trenant Park, Ladner, Shr
was assisted In entertnlnins h^ r
g-.iests by her sister, Mrs. Hoey, M
California, and the Misses, Alice arm
Violet  Ladner.
During the week veiy erjoyaUN
pi.-nics were held at Tuosln an!
Bounidary Hay. Dancing and tenn'w
formed part of the entertainment as.
home and all expressed themselves . ��
having enjoyed immensely the t.ni'��
of country life that was ai'ioniiei
them wllh such beautiful siirnuin*-
ingR as are to be seen at TreranK
Those forming the party were;
Mrs. and Mr. T. E Ladner, Mr*.
Hoey and the Misses Violet and Irpnv'
Hoey, Miss Ladner, Miss Violet !.<���������� "
ner, M!ss T-fegent, M'ss Maufl fv��-
gent, Miss N. Kennedy, Vancrmvre;
Miss Kennedy, Montreal: Mi.*< Lmi>
ora Ross, Vancouver; Miss Xn
Armstrong, New Westminster', Mtee.-.
M, McLellan, Ladner; Messrs. It, ���">-
Ladner, Van Roggen, Leo. BneVoi**-
an, HouSer, Dr. Dereseke, Dtvoigtwt^
Vancouver; Mr. M. Wright ami *���"���*.
Henderson, Toronto; Mr. S. B. Pes*,
New Westminster. THE DELTA TIMES
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909.
The Delia.
T. I'-rUL-nore.
lav.its,  Fraser,  Elgin.
"\iv    Clay and  family,  Vancouver.
i*.  Seattle,   Vancouver.
�����. Briattie. Vancouver.
�� iL Thompson, Vancouver.
���    K. Hickman. Vancouver.
"A- W. Taylor, Vancouver.
i. ."ML Burrows, Vancouver.
i. Henley, New Westminster.
C. K. Flumerfelt, New Westminster.
J��J>t> Deacon.
JL U. Holland, Seattle.
C S.   Hubbs,   Vancouver.
L��uii.  Paulln.
UM) Douglas.
Karl Williams.
a \v. Petarsen.
ImIui   Williamson,   Vancouver.
s. Iff. Topley, Vancouver.
M.   Hyland,   Vancouver.
*i. Olson.   Vancouver.
"i. \'. Anderton, Comox.
V. .\. Dean, Vancouver,
IT. Clark, Vancouver.
;   Townsend, Ladner.
Si. L. Kirkland, Canoe Pass.
k&arshall  Smith,  Vancouver.
A   ile'iner, .\'.\v York,
Mr.     ami     Mis.     A.   J.   Woodward,
A.   r'isk.
<;. Bisk.
TJkjsv. Simpson.
i. Carbras.
i Olson.
&.C Smith, Blaine.
1'.  Bayer,   London.   Eng.
FI. U. Rawn. Seattle.
'  A. Hunt,  Elma, Wash.
*"".. Higginson, New Westminster,
XC  Goodchlld,   Vancouver.
E. Tarn. Vancouver.
y. Watson,
1. C. Rowe.
��*. Tidsham,  New  Westminster.
Y". Whitehouse.
J. Townshend, Westham Island.
X. Atkinson, Vancouver.
H. Book,  New  Westminster.
X Hulvery.
M_ S.   Smith.
Tbm. Pe'l. Vancouver.
Louis Seaman,  Minneapolis.
Y. Howe.  Vancouver.
I. Home, Westliam Island.
W. Hill, Vancouver.
A. Holcomb,  Vancouver.
C. A.  Sutherland,  Vancouver.
J". Mockhar, Vancouver.
K. Hewitt.  Vancouver.
Fred. Gordon, Vancouver.
J. Atkinson,  Vancouver.
"W. Gobey, Vancouver.
J. Murray, Vancouver.
J.   Mitldleton,   Vancouver.
L Walker.
". Keiih.
Too  Many Scrubs Used by the Farm
ers, Says a Horseman.
If a farmer Is going to raise colts
that will give him a substantial balance on the right side of the ledger hi
must have a good grade of mares, at
the stallion, no matter how good ai
Individual or how well he ls bred, can
not do it all, writes a horseman li:
Country Gentleman.
Having been connected with the
breeding Industry for fifteen years iu
the care aud handling of stallions foi
public service in a farming community, I find there is a tendency among
a great number of farmers to use theh
scrubs for brood mores Instead of the
best they have, and ln many cases tin
best are poor enough, but when a mini
has a good mure and then breeds n
broken down cripple with about all of
the "ornaments"' that go with a blemished horse Instead he does not de
serve to have good colts.
I will not mention training trotters
for racing, ns that rarely pays an ordinary farmer, but In my experience 1
llud that the trotting bred nmre weighing from 1,1(10 to 1,200 pounds and
standing from 15.3 to 1(1 hands In
height, with good conformation nnd nil
around action, heavy bone and n good
head, makes the best kind of brood
ninre for the former If he Is going to
raise carriage horses that will sell and
at the same time do his work on tbe
Shirley House.
lire. F. Jackson, New Westminster.
Louis Paulson. Vancouver.
V... S. .King, New Westminster.
K. J.  McDonald, New Westminster,
lames Fraser.
1*.'. S.  Cain.
Fred Goodwin,
���latin Bow.
Mrs.   Miles,   New   Westminster.
Hiss Miles, New Westminster.
Arthur  lii.ss,  North  Vancouver.
E. Baldwin,   Van  ouver.
K Smith, Vancouver.
3"fcus. Consitt. Victoria.        ;   ^
i. Spencer.  Vancouver.
l>. Boley, Sumas.
C.  s.   Bonfay,   Vancouver.
'L  "Cevill Davis, Vancouver.
If. Van  Volkenbeig, aumas.
Jas. A. Allen,  City.
J. Bain,  City.
A.   Wil-ion.
A. Dodd.  New  Westminster.
V.   Mclnui-s,   New   Westminster.
J.  H.   Rustin,  Vancouver.
A. James, Little House.
Geo. E.  Buchanan,  New  Westminster.
K- K. Davies, Boundary Bay.
J. D. Di::on.
Dew Drop  Inn.
The following visitors have recent-
if registered their names at the Dew
Droi< Inn:
Miss Annie Lord.
Mi-, and Mrs. A. J. Parmiter.
Miss Winona Parmiter.
George  Clark.
U.  u.  Lord.
Miss Laila Lord.
C r\ Ljrd.
Miss Edith Rich
"tl T. and Mra. Calvert.
Godfrey  Calvert.
Alex. Calvert.
Lester West.
Mra.  McBride.
Miss D. McBride.
Mr. and  Mrs. and Miss M. Hansen.
Mrs,   Brewster.
Clive  Brewsti r.
"Betelle Bri wsier.
Tne Misses K.  and  L'   McBride.
Mr.  Perkins.
Charles Brawn,
Miss   E.   Lord.
Miss A   Robinson,
'! inters A. ant]   L. McBride.
Miss T. Lord.
B.   Vooiheise.
Mr. and  Mrs.  C. Arthur,
Mr.  a.od  .Mrs.   F.  Arthur.
Mr.  II   Arthur,  Vancouver.
Miss E. Paul, Vancouver.
Miss M.  Arthur,  Vancouver.
Sidney Rich.
Win. Bowser, Vancouver. ���
Miss L   Hnichlnson.
llr.   Sim:-on.
Mis.    Wicksou,   Vancouver.
Eric  Taylor.
Hugh   Brown.
Miss Helen Walker,  Vancouver.
Al;:;..   Kit.-   Plewis,
"Corman Lord.
man  Holweg
Aon  to  Rrlncc
July  11.���.Dr. Von Beth
was    today    appointed
*   t'-e   Empire   in   succes-
Von  Buelow.
farm. This grade of mare crosses very
well with either hackney, coach or
I would prefer the Morgan or coach
stallion, as its offspring will have
action that, while it Is high, is at the
same time getting somewhere, while If
the mare does not breed strongly after
herself if crossed with the hackney
the action in the colt is more on the
trappy, up and down order, and nearly
every up to date business farmer
wants a horse or team that he can
hitch up and drive from fifteen to
weiity-flve miles and not be half a
day doing It and at tbe same time do
as much work as the draft horse at ordinary farm labor.
How   This   Ailment   Is   Cured   at   the
Wisconsin  Experiment Station.
Calves at the Wisconsin experiment
Station farm are specially treated for
calf scout's. First, special care Is tali
en to avoid scours by keeping the
���alvos in clean, bright, well lighted
and well ventilated quarters. They are
fed regularly until four weeks old on
two to six pounds of their mothers'
milk three times dally. Care Is taken
to have the temperature of the milk as
near that of freshly drawn milk as
possible and always to have the calf
pails scrupulously clean.
In spite of all precaution, however,
there are now and then cases of scours
among the calves. For the past two
years tliey have successfully treated
such cases as follows: As soon as
symptoms apjiear two to four tnble-
spoonfuls of castor oil are mixed with
one-half pint of milk and given to the
calf. This Is followed iu four to six
hours by one teaspoonful of a mixture
of one part sulol and two parts sub-
nitrate of bismuth. It can also be
given with one-half pint of new milk
or the powder placed on the tongue
and washed down by a small amount
of milk.
The salol and subnltrate of bismuth
can be secured from any druggist
mixed in tbe proper proportions at the
time of purchase and thus have the
powder readily nvnllnble for use nt
any time. As nn additional preen til ion
against contagious scours It Is advised
that the navel of the newborn calf be
welled with a 1 to 500 solution ot
bichloride of mercury���corrosive sublimate.
Starting a Balky Horse.
A horseman who litis had much experience with balky horses says: ")
saw a bad case conquered by the
driver getting out of the wagon nnd
petting the animal on the head for n
minute. Then he picked up a stone,
lifted up one of the animal's front feet
from the ground and gave each nail n
light tap and a smart tup on the frog.
Then he dropped the foot quickly,
jumped Into the wagon nnd (old the
horse to go. nnd be did."
DTLUTI1, July 12.���In ix lire
Bftknown origin. 18,000,009 feet
tiiwiVr, valued at $000,000, was de-
���SroyeJ last night at the mills of the
"Rrglnla & Rainy Lake Company. It
���wis fully Insured.
Cleaning the Cow's Udder.
The use of the damp cloth in wiping
the udders nnd flanks of the cows before milking is very Important In reducing the bacterial count, stocking
found thnt where this was practiced
In one Instance the number of bacteria
In the milk was 71(1 per cubic centimeter as compared with 7,C",S per cubic
centimeter where the moist cloth wns
not used.
Making Good Butter.
The fi'.nr essentials in making dairy
butter are to churn the cream ns soon
as It Is thick, to salt well, to Work well
ns soon ns hard enough nnd to remove
the water, says a dnlrywoinnn. 1 sell
In pound prints so as to secure the
highest prices. Corn chop Is my only
coloring matter���that Is, I feed so as to
make the cows do tbe coloring.
o o
0 Prudence   and   |
1 Z,abed. %
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[Copyright, 1909, by T. C. McClure.]
Prudence Smith and f'abed Winters
met at spelling school and were Impressed with each other. Zabed would
have married her if tbe Widow Penrose hadn't mixed in. She wanted the
young man for herself, and ln awesome whispers she imparted the information that rrudence "Smith was
knockkneed and would never be able
to stand at a washtub or run up nnd
down the cellar stairs. The young man
was at once impressed. He ceased to
spark Prudence on Sunday nights and-
assure her that he longed to juiu
over precipices for her sake, aud ot
course she resented it. She went about
with her chin In the air und asked for
no explanations, and so relations wete
strained for many long months. Then
2nbed's mother found out what wns
the matter with him and set him
right. The widow had lied. Zabed
made it up with the girl. The doves
came back again aud turtled, a new-
date was set for the marriage, and
Farmer Smith reached out his horny
band for a shake nnd said:
"Zabed, gol durn your bultons, you're
gittin' the real thing, and you orter
be the happiest man ln Woodchuck
Zabed was for about two weeks.
Then Deacon Gray, who was a widower and wanted Prudence for his second
wife, gave up some information about
Znbed. When he had sworn her to the
most awful secrecy he confessed that
the youug man had a live frog ln his
stomach and would probably go mad
within two years and cut the throat of
his wife if he had one. The frog und
jumped down Zabed's throat one day
when he wns drinking from the horse
pond, nnd, though thousands of inducements had been held out to him,
nothing could prevail upon him to
jump out.
Well, where ls the young girl, no
matter how her heart "units with love,
who is going to marry a young man
with a live and growing frog in his
stomach? She can't be found. She
wasn't found iu this case. Prudence
Smith cooled off on Zabed Winters,
and he went about with his chin in
the air and was too proud to ask for
an explanation. It was a year before
one came. Then a lightning rod man
stayed overnight at Smith's, and after
supper he got to talking about frogs.
Seeing ho was posted on the subject.
Prudence made bold to ask him If he
find ever heard of a frog taking up Inside quarters, and he answered thnt
such a thing was absolutely impossible and beyond belief. Zabed Winters
had probably swallowed a small fish
and the fish might bo growing, but if
left alone ho could hi time be fished
for and caught. That settled the frog
question, and Zabed wns invited to
come around and mnke up. He got a
hustle on him, nnd the turtledoves
sung soft aud low, n new date wns appointed, nnd Fnrmer Smith stopped
chopping wood long enough to extend
a band nnd sny:
"Znbed, you gol durned idiot, don't
you know when you've got n good
thing? Don't fool nround any more."
Znbed didn't want to, but before It
hnd been decided which minister
should mnrry thorn old Mrs. Snyder
struck his trail. She was too old to
marry, but not too old to utter a warning for the benefit of a young man
who had put in a day hoeing her garden nnd refused to tnke pny for It.
She told him right straight out thnt
Prudence Smith snored like n steam
engine, thnt she hnd six toes on hor
right foot nnd only four on her left,
that she hnd hnd St. Vitus' dance when
a baby nnd thnt It wns sure to come
back on ber some day. It might not be
a year after marriage that Zabed
would come up from tho cornfield
some nfternoon nnd find her dancing
nil around the doorynrd and kicking as
high as n fence. That settled Zabed.
lie wanted Prudence, but he didn't
want a dancing dervish. More coldness, more strained relations. It wns n
full year before old Mrs. Snyder wns
proved n liar, nnd It took three months
longer to make up nnd sot another
dute. Things hnd run smoothly to
within a fortnight of the dnte when n
tin peddler came along nnd bought n
Sheepskin of Zabed nnd then told li tin
that Prudence Smith was denf In the
right ear, nearsighted In both eyes and
would be tongue tied before she wns
two years older. Zabed hadn't noticed
the donfness or blindness, but he believed In tin peddlers nnd at once grew
frigid. Result, another yenr lost.
Fate was still In the game, however,
and when everybody, Including the
two principals, had made up their
minds that there would be no marriage
she enme lonfing around to do her
duty. Fnrmer Smith nnd his daughter
were in the village one day buying
calico and brown sugar when Zabed
Winters appeared. He hnd eggs to soil
for hickory shirting. The lovers were
brought face to fnco, but they didn't
spenk. They thought of frogs nnd St.
Vitus' dnnco nnd six toed feet nnd
were turning nwny when Father
Smith reached out one hand for h'
daughter nnd Ihe other for Zabed nil;
said: .
"Sny, are you two gol durned Idiots?"
"TJni!" replied Prudence.
"Cm!" replied Znbed. ,
"If  you   wasn't  you'd  come  along
with me to the preacher nnd git married and bov thin t'irnashun thing settled to once and fur good and all."
Prudence looked nt Zabed.
Znbed looked nt Prudence.
Then they smiled nnd edged up nearer ench other, and nn hour Inter they
were mnn and wife.
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