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 THE DELTA TIMES
Volume 7
LADNER, B. C. SATURDAY, JUNE 22,1912.
$1.00 A YEAR.
DELTA'S BIG
RACE MEET
On   Coronadon   Day  There  Will   Be
Plenty of Fast Horses and
Pretty Women.
LACROSSE
IN DELTA
Tlic League Still Continues to Provide
Good Siiort���Maple Leafs Defeat
Shamrocks by  2  to  1.
Ladner is going to spread Itself
on Coronation Day, June 2'6th, that
is on Wednesday next. There have
been quite a number of entries made
far the vairious races, Ibut the untiring secretary, Mr. Fraser, having a
due regard to the interests of the
meeting and a not remarkable dubiety
as to the genuineness of a scribe's
declaration that he "wouldn't use the
dope," refused to divulge the entries
as the time limit had not expired.
The tijick, as seen on Thursday
morning by The Delta Times representative, was in spite of a heavy
evening's rain, in good condition.
There were quite a number of horses
doing their workout. One of the
most noticeable was Joe Jordan's
"Blue Bell," who was going a great
clip. She certainly is a grand mare
and when she gets stretched and
warms up to her work, she impresses
the eye as being a great goer. Keen
as a knife and as eager as a boy,
she reaches out as if she meant business, and Joe 'has his work cut out
to prevent her knocking corners off
track records. Jim Richardson, the
evergreen, has only two horses ln
active training at the race course.
B.C. Harvester, owner by himself, i_
a green colt that has been' heavily
entered across the line and \\\\ probably not run ln B.C. until making a
successful debut elsewhere. Mr.
Richardson's other cahrge Is the .black
horse "Uncle Tom," owned by Frank
Hanford and entered all through the
circuit. This horse was looking well
but has given his owner some little
anxiety. At his best he Is a great
horse and can make the very best
of them hurry up.
The largest string is that of C. E.
McKlllop. What Mr. McKillop does
ont know about horse training can't
be learned on this side of the grave,
and he ls always delighted to show
his charges to an inquisitive publlt
even if it happens to consist of a
newspaperman. He has five horses
under his care.
J.    D.   S.   Is  a   green   pacer,   the
property of D.   F.   Stewart,   of New |
Westminster.    This hnr?P will start lit
the 25 close at I.adner next Wednes- t
day and also at MInoru on  the 29th
of June and Victoria 6*n July 4th.       |
B.C  Queen, trained and owned by i
Mr.    McKlllop,   is   a   three-year   old |
trotting filly.    She won a g*V"d race at
Vancouver last fall as a two-year old |
and   has   never   been   defeated.   She
Is a perfect filly, a rich brown  long|
and blood-like horse, covering a lot o.
Erountt, sound as a bell with the best |
of   feet.    Her   make   Is   perfect   and ,
she reminds one of "La Fleche." one'
of  the greatest  blood  mares thp  Old
Country ever produced.    She will run
ln   the   two   or   three-year   old   race.
King George Is the property of
George Grauer, of the Delta, and Is
a three-year <"*ld pacer, and will run
in the same class as B.C. Queen.
This colt Is Tmnrovlng nil the tin*1!
and will yet surprise people. He '
has rattled off some good miles and
is very keei-i* at the game.
The   next  of  Mr.   McKillop's slrinir
to   he   Inspected   wns  a   twn-vear   old
trotting    colt    by    Orra  Wilkes,   thei
property of John 'Murray, of T.nnsrlov. '
He   has  not   been   thoroughly  wound
up yet. hut will be ready to start at'
Vancouver  In   August.     He  i.s a  good
looking,  nice galted  colt.
A "R.C. Ki'nar." two-vpsr old trotter, completes Mr. McKllolp's lot. He
la the proper.? ot Mri Gold, of MatsquI, and although on*,v recently
broken, he looks and steps out like,
a   rice   horse.
Besides   the   horses  stabled   on   the
grounds, Mr. Holllnshead, "the dnddy
of   them   all,"   has   a   useful   string
which he trains on the track.    "B.C. ,
King,"   "(Trent   Northern   King"   nnd |
"Jemi'ma"  are  all  weyy  known.    Besides   thooo,   \fr.   Holllnshead   has   a I
useful   string   of   colts   and   when   It
comes to racing,  somp of (be  others
may find out that the saying "an old
dog   for   B   hard   road"   Is   not   very
far amiss.
All things taken together a successful meeting next Wednesday
should be assured.
On Friday, 14th instv the "Shamrocks" of East Delta met the "Maple
Leafs" of Westham Island at the Island. There was a good attendance
but the grounds being wet the lacrosse was slow compared to what
has been usual In this league
the    first    quarter    Westham    Island
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY
IN THE DELTA
Automobile With Well-Known Vancouver Man and His  Wife and
Family Plunges Over Gorge
A terrible tragedy occurred in  thi
Delta   last  Sunday   when   Mr.   II.   G.
In i Harvey's  automobile   skidded   on   the
Big Hill, Ladner Road, and was hurl-
^^^^^^^^^^^^__^__^_-------^___.      ed   down  about  fifty  feet.     Mrs.   Har-
seemed to have the best of the play. | ���--.    WM    km_d   -ns..lntly   ,,y   be|n:*
having some   nice  shots at  the  Bait j'crushed  by  the machine,  her twelve-
Delta goalkeeper,   but the  latter  was   months-old son  was suffocated.    Mr.
there   with   the   stick.       East   Delta, ' Harvey   'vas   *>   badl""   ''rul!*"--   an<5
, .,_     ,,,  shocked  that  he had  to be  taken  to
however,   opened   the   score,     Spud   j tne General  Hospltali  where he  now
Dennis finding the  net.    In  the sec- ' \\es.    Their little daughter Gladys and
ond  quarter  the  play  wa?  very  even ' their son Rout escaped  uninjured
but there was no score.    In the third
quarter   play   improved,   both   teams'
Mr. Harvey was driving, and beside
him was seated his son l.'out, aged
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ nine. Mrs. Harvey and her daughtei
appearing at last to wiarm up to | Gladys and the little nine-year-old
their game, but there was no scoring, j,boy   were   in   the   rear   seats.    They
were returning to Vancouver from
Ladner. They had been to Central
Park with Mr. and Mrs. Macey, who
were driving ahead in their own automobile.       Mr.    Harvey   was   driving.
and 'the fourth quarter opened with
the game standing one to nothing
in favor of East Delta. The Shamrocks were rather inclined to lay on
the stick, although there was nothing
of the style seen in .professional lacrosse. In the fourth quarter, -vhlch
opened fast, the Mapel Leafs were
out for the spoils. Cederburg playing a magnificent game for the Westham Island team, twice found the
nets of 'the opposition. This boy,
though quite young, has the making
of a star lacrosse player in him, if
he sticks to the game and does not
get the swollen head that has spoiled
so many promising players before
now.    There  were  one  or  two  three
minute penalties awarded, but^all for^Reg,lnald. --^ Mne)TB had beero ti-trown.
minor   offences   and   not   a   man   on
either team  was laid  out.    The lineup:
Maple Leafs.        Goal.        Shamrocks.
M.    Palmer F.   Weaver
Point.
L.  Tamboline B.  Kittson
Cover Point.
J.   Trim F.   Dennis
First Defence.
J. Savage J. Condy
Second Defence.
Cederburg S.   Weaver
Third Defence.
S. Savage H. Btowu
Centre.
W.   Savage L.   Denni*
Third Home.
C.   Trim D.   Honeyman
Second Home.
H.  Wright...i G.  Dennis
First Home.
H.   Savage 'D.   Honeyman
j Outside Home.
A.   Trim R.   Kittson
Inside Home.
W.  Tamboline J.   Brown
Junior Lacrosse.
On Monday 17th Inst., 'the Westham
Island juniors visited the Ladner juniors and an Interesting game on "the
peat" was held. In the first quarter
young Renson, of the Ladner team,
pulled off a stunt seldom seen In professional  lacrosse,  going  through  the
when evidently the fore wheels were
suddenly diverted to the side of the
road, and before control could be
regained the automobile went over
the side.
Mr. and Mrs. Macey were the first
to discover that ttv accident had occurred. Mrs. Macey became uneasy
at the non-appearance Of the Harvey
machine, and she asked her husband
to return in case anything had happened. They found Mrs. Harvey lying crushed under the automobile, and
under Mrs. Harvey was her 'little som
entire defjence and seormp*. This
quarter finished one to nothing ln
favor of Ladner.    The second quarter
clear of the macihne  	
The road on which the accident occurred had been oh the minds of
automobile owners who have had occasion to drive over it, and for months
past protests have been going into
the authorities, both of the municipality of Delta through which it runs,
and of the province. The road was
built by the Great Northern Railway
when the municipality gave It the
right of way over the River road. At
the last meeting of the Automobile
Club of New Westminster the secretary was instructed to write to the
authorities at Delta telling them of
he dangerous condiion which exists
where the accident occurred.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey had been on
a visit to Delta and were returning
about 5 o'clock. A short distance the
other side of the gulch Into which the
car was precipated Ed Johnston and
a party from this city passed them.
The road where the car went over
Is very narrow and in some places It
Is Impossible for two cars to pass.
There ls a steep grade, fcnd the for
mation of the soil is sandy, which
has been slipping little by little for
some  months.
Mrs. Harvey was found pinned beneath the car, wit hthe weight of the
big machine resting on her breast.
There Is little donyt that she was
smothered by the aand which covered
her. 'l'here are no cuts, wit the exception of a slight bruise on the head.
The child was sitting on his mother's
lap, according to members of Mr.
Johnston's party, and when the danger arrived, mother instinct doubtless
caused her to clasp him to her.
Mr. Skene, the father of Mrs. Har-
vey.is well known throughout Canada.
Hp Is an old resident of Vancouver
and was until recently secretary of
the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Mr. Harvey Is a member of the
Vancouver realty firm of Loewen,
Harvey & Humble. He is well known
throughout British Columbia. A
brother, J. W. Harvey, Is accountant
at the Dominion penitentiary In New
Westminster.
Mrs. Harvey had suffered no fractures and Dr. King gives it as his
opinion that death was due to the
'net that the weight of the automobile had stopped her heart from beating. The baby, too, was unmarked,
except for a small bruise on his forehead. It is believed that he was suffocated to death. Mr. Harvey was
badly bruised, and suffered greatly
from shock.
Mr. and Mrs. Macey at once rendered whatever help they could. They
were assisted by Dr. Brydone-Jack
and Mr. George E. Trorey, who came
along shortly afterwards. Owing to
the sandy nature of the ground, however, it was Impossible to use the
srew-Jacks, and shovels had to be
procured before the mother and child
could be lifted from uniTer the automobile. ' "��� ��� ���-���
As soon as possible, Mr. Harvey
was taken to the General Hospital
by Mr. Trorey, who also brought the
two uninjured children to town. The
bodies of Mrs. Harvey and little Reginald were taken to the undertaking
parlors in New Westminster.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey were welt
known in Vancouver. Mr. Harvey Is
a member of the real estate firm of
firm of Messrs. Loewen, Harvey &
Humble, of 420 Camble street. Mrs.
Harvey was formerly Miss Skene, and
is the daughter of Mr. William Skene,
who is a Vancouver pioneer, and for
many years was secretary of the board
of trade.
CONDEMNED
THE HIGHWAY
Coroner's Jury on Harvey Automobile
Accident Report on Unsafe
Condition of  lloud.
SHORTAGE  OF CARS.
DR. SPARLING IS DEAD.
Lack  of Rolling  Stock  Is  Urged  As!     WIiNNIPEG,   June   17.���Rev.    Dr.
Cause of Serious Traffic j Sparling, principal of Wesley College,
Congestion. I and one of the most prominent Meth-
OTTAWA,  June    19���The    serious' C"-1-K3 ln Canuda' dled at noon J'ester-
������_.,, ���,   ._ ���, ., I day, as the result of a hemorrhage of
question   of   traffic     congestion     onU, bra*n, wlth which he waa stricken
was   hlank.        In   'the   third   quarter I various  Canadian  railways came  be-' 0n Thursday.    Rev,  Dr. Sparling was
"Irish"   found   the   net   for   Ladner.
The Wes��hnm Island juniors have not
apparently the "come hack" qualities
i'1"   the   Westham   Island   seniors,   for
they  only scored   once   whll.   l.adm r   the  statement by Mr. J.  i_eonaru  or   fathe_   _.__   one   Ume __    pr0
notched   another  couple.    The   game | ��|�� Q. PJ*.;and Mr. W. H^BJW" of   ceeaiMg t0 v,rtorla university in Co-
bourg,   he   was   graduated   H.A.    in
1871, and took hls M.A. degree from
The coroner's jury which was called'
to determine the cause of the accident In which Mrs. R. G. Harvey
and her eon Reginald lost their lives
Sunday in an automobile accident, reported after a few minutes deliberation last evening, that death was
caused by the accident, which wa*
due to the unsafe condition of the
roAd at that ipVaoe, They also reoom-
msnded thai whoever is responsible
for  the  condition  pf  the  road   take
Immediate   sieps   to   put   11   in   a   Safe
condition and in the meantime plac;
danger signs to  warn  the  public.
The inquest started at two o'clock
yesterday afternoon. The jury was
first taken to the scene of the accident, where they looked over the
ground. They returned about 3:30
and the taking of eveidence lasted
until five o'clock. The deposition Of
Mr. Harvey which was taken In tht
general hospital at Vancouver, was
read. Frank Macey, who was with
Mr. Harvey, but driving another car,
was the first witness. He testified
to the condition of the road, and gave
the details so far as he knew them.
George E. Trorey, who was one of
the first to arrive on the scene and
Dr. W. D. Brydone-Jack, of Vancouver, who also was on the scene
shortly after the accident, testified
to practically the same thing. Both
thought >.e road Very unsafe. F.
W. Jacobs, of Ladner, superintendent
of -he waterworks system there and
a graduate from the University of
Wisconsin Engineering department,
gave expert testimony. He stated
that the average width of the road
for a distance of 100 feet from the
accident, was 13 V4 feet. The grade
there Is 6.2. The-road bed, he said,
was not stable, but liable to be washed
CORONER'S
OPINION
Dr, King, or l-iduer,    Believes That
Soil, Badly ltd.lined r.mhaiikiiieiit
Caused Harvey Tragedy,
The following report of an Interview with Dr. King appeared in Wednesday's British Columbian:
LADNER, June 19���Dr. A. A. King,
coroner, of Ladner, who will conduct
the Inquest to Inquire Into the death
Of Mrs. It. G. Harvey und her young
son Reginald which occurred Sunday
on the Ladner road out of New Westminster when tho automobile driven
by her husband went over the embankment, has reported to The itrlr*
Ish Columbian th it he has examined)
the bodies and lound no marks of
any kind, except a blue mark on tha
temple of the little boy, and on Mrs.
Harvey a few* slight bruises on the
breast He thinks death was due to
the pressure on the heart and lungs.
Dr. King has gone over the scena
of the accident and he found that the
car fell fifty feet from the top of the
hill. When he saw It the car was
lying against some trees, which had
stopped its further progress. Evea
then, it was barely half way down th*s
gorge. Its descent had been straight
on and the mother and child had been
pinned under the side of the car.
In an endeavor to determine the
circumstances under which the car
went over the embankment, Dr.
King has come to the conclusion that
Mr. Harvey was driving on the side
opposite the gorge and was hugging
the bank as closely as possible. A
bicycle had passed him on the road
down and the theory Is that Mr.
Harvey turned out to let the cyclist
take the Inside, when the machine
struck tht soft sand and went to the
bottom.
The road here ls some fourteen
feet wide. Last winter a bad wash
out occurred cutting away half the
road, and it was then closed for some
time.    The  Great Northern  Railway
?.U,'_.by   MY.  !**,r-* -J*****. .un'.ess ! then had "a gang put In    stakes and
artificially protected. He said that
one vehicle could go over the road
safely. When asked If, as an engineer, he would pass the road, even
for just one vehicle, he said that
he would not. The bulk heading was
poor, where there was any bulkhead-
lng. The stakes were from three to
six Inches and would not hold any
material weight.
The Great Northern Railway wa>
represented at the hearing by A. H.
MaaNeill, and H. E. Rid'ley, of Vancouver, was there In tif- interests o'
Mr. Harvey. The jury was made ui
as follows:
Richard Wadsworth, New Westmin
ster; Charles Warrick, New Westmin
ster; William Cressard, Ladner; Ed
ward Bell, N*ew Westminster; Thoma
R. Phillips, New Westminster; Robi
Marshall and Mr. Masterson, Ne\
Westminster.
fore the Railway Board at the June born In Blanchard, Perth County, On-
traffic   sitting   yesterday.     Probably tarl0'   on   February   14,   1S43.       His
..              ���   .                 _ _      , early   education   was   received   in   the
the most important development was h fc , h
Leonard  of
MISS MABEL ARTIirR
MARRIED OX TUESDAY'.
A marriage that is of particular
local Interest took place In Christ
church, Vancouver, on Tuesday, June
18th/ when Miss Mabel Arthur, the
daughter of Mrs. A. Arthur, was married to Mr. Angus McPhall. Miss
Arthur Is tin old Ladner school girl
and has a host of friends In the Delta,
although for several years she has
been resident In Vancouver. The Rev.
Mr. Owen officiated ut the ceremony.
The bride, who, accordinir to the reports of those present, looked perfectly charming and hnd as her brldes-
ma.d her niece. Miss Gertie Parr, who,
although of a younger generation,
as genealogical [trees go, Is practically
a contemporary of her aunt. This Is
no reflection on the bridesmaid, who
looked sweet and charming. Another
niece, Miss Gladys I'arr, was flower
girl. Mr. MciPhall has recently settled In Armstrong, U.C, after becoming very popular In Vancouver. lie
was supported by his brother. A reception was afterwards held at the
bride's home on Thuriow street Vancouver.
The happy couple left for Seattle
by the m.dnlght boait. They will go
from there to Prince Rupert and
thereafter to Armstorng, where they
will make their home.
errn'Oated four to onp In favor of
Ladner junior* Some of the older
players who watched th0 game declare that the boys on both ."Ides
show grent promise and should be
encouraged In every way by the .people of. the Delta to Develop a Io*fe
for good healthy amateur lacrosse.
Charlie Gifford, manager of the Ladner team, was referee, and while his
decisions were absolutely impartial.
It Is desirable that a neutral referee
should be R rV'olntadi as B manaeer
cannot do justice .to his team If be
Is refereeing.
ATTRACTTVE
PROGRAMME
The Crescent Island strawberry and
Ice '-ream social, which will be held
at the school house on Tuesday tiTSt,
the 25th of June, will be one of the
most attractive soclnl features of lhe
| present sun|me.r. Tho preparations
[ that  have  been  made  assure  perfect
the  G.  T.   R,   that  the    shortage  of
rolling stock is due in a large measure |
to  the inability of tho  companies  to :
have  tho  cars  manufactured,  all  tho
car shops of the country    being be- j
hind  with orders. i
Mr.  Leonard  stated   that  the C.  P. i
R.   board  of  directors     had  recently
the same institution several years
later. Subsequently he studied theology at the Northwestern University,
and obtained his B.D. degree with
honors. Years afterwards, In 1899,
the   Northwestern   University  confer-
authorized   the    expenditure    of   no *     d ���,       h    (] of n ���    ,���
less a sum  than  ���19,000.000   but the   re(.ognP,Uon ���f ���,, _-��,-��� aa an edu.
company  was  unable   to   find   anyone        ,, ._-_��
willing to take their money and give , J	
them   rolling  stock   for  lt.     He  also I *    \'r Till'Tit-PS
stated  that  within  the  pnst  few  days I '
authority   had   been   given   to   spend
��� lo.900.000 for double tracking.
The  board  then  considered  Its suggestion that railway companies should ! foUowiig   are   th
show cause why an order should not   --    |j    Oliver
be  Issued  prohibiting  them  from   Is-   j.r
suing an embargo against any traffic    K'
for a longer period    than  four days' yj
without first giving the board at lensr    (l
ten  days'   previous     notice    and   the   jj.
reasons therefor. I ][.
Mr. Leonard for the C. P. R. stated j j
that  It  would  be   practically   lmpos- [ p
The seventh event In ihe trophy
shoot took place at Ladner Gun Club
traps   on  Tuesday  evening  last.    The
re��;
^^^^^^^^          21
J.   Hutcherson    17
0.   Bown         17
II.   Wilson        IS
Murphy         19
Brown       IT
A.    MaeDotialil     17
Johnston     11
liassall      13
Scott   . .___________���.	
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^^_        sib e  for such  notice  to  be given  as ; t	
accommodat.nn.    Four large tenits are | "_" ". .    7     ��� _,'      A*   --
,   , ' .   ,        -   ._ . _    ...     embargoe  wore  placed  only In  cases   naa     nr9M��� , n
being   erected   nnd   these,    with    thei   '        ���*��� ',      .   ���    *       _.   ,,     *'""���    i*rau��r     I a
_..__.   .     _, ,_   _,  v.   ,t.���', of emergency and  when   prompt ac- | n    Guichon     12
chool house, should cope with the
attendance, even although the unex-
peoted happens and the usually perfect weather Ot the Delta Is broken
Into. Six-thirty is the hour fixed fori
the commencement of the function,
and ithe long daylight of these perfect
June days will ensure a delightful
evening. The Ladner bany will play
selections throughout the evening.
Mrs. Alma Keeler will recite. Mrs.
Keeler Is a gold medallist in elocution and hns the reputation of being
perfect In the art. One of the most
interesting features In the programme
will be a descriptive concerto. In which
the revered parson. Mr. Bliindpll, will
fling, and Mr. Arthur Hodgson will
recite. Admission charged will be 10
cents.
LADNER ORANGE LODGE.
The members of the L.O.L. will
parade on Sunday, July 7th and proceed to the Baptist church, Ladner,
at 7:30 p.m. All Orangemen are
cordially invited to attend.
tion wns necessary. Mr. Scott asked
If it wns not so, that the C. P. R.
had placed an embargo on the interchange of local traffic in the Interests of grain traffic because the
latter paid better.
Mr. Leonard denied this. He said
the grain traffic did not pay ns wii
and the embargo was placed by t a
C. P. R. simply to facilitate its own
business.
Mr. Phlppen and counsel representing the other roads took tho
same view. Commissioner McLean
said that the board had a right to be
Informed If tho plan suggested wns
not feasible.    Judgment was reserved.
R.   Wilson
!.*,
COMMITTEl*  KOIt TRIAL.
ARCHITECT RESIGNS.
VICTORIA, B.C., June 19.���R. F.
Lawrence, supervising architect of the.
<lepartment of pnblle works, has resigned. The re-slgnnitlon will take
t fTeo.t at tho end of the month. Mr.
Lawrence Intends to enteT upon private business.
SOUTH VANCOUVER. June 20 ���
After a preliminary trial lasting all
day Mr. Spencer Robinson was "������s-
terday Committed for trial on five
counts on an indictment. alleging
forgery, theft and false pretences on
the part of the ex-chairman of the
school board in connection with the
passing of a cheque for J100 dated
June 16 of last year and made out
In favor of Messrs. Broome and Pat-
tinson,   teaming  contractors.
AVIATRICE KILLED.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 18���Mrs
Julia Clark of Denver, an avlutrice,
was killed in a practice flight last
evening at the State Fair Grounds.
The tip of the wing of tho hlplane
caught in a tree and Mrs. Clark's
skull was crushed. She was rushed
to a hospital ln an automobile and
died a few minutes afterward. The
woman was unconscious from the
time the accident occurred ain���'il
the time of her death. Mrs. Clark
was a native Of London, England,
and was married soon after her arrival In this country.
filled In the washout with soft sand.
Apparently when Harvey turned out,
the front of the car dipped Into the.
soft sand, carried away these retaining posts and plunged down hill. The
stakes were very weak, and could offer but little resistance to the automobile. While the grade here U
eight per cent, the rise extends over
a quarter of a mile. The machine
was running on Intermediate speed.
Reeve Benson of tho municipality
of Delta, declares that the road has
never been taken over from the Great
Northern. The understanding waa
that the railroad company was to put
In a 24-foot roadway. It has never
been more than sixteen feet and now
s only from 12 to 14 feet. The municipality has refused to assume responsibility.
Since the railroad took over fhe
riverfront property through which the
old road ran, and which ls now
valued at. hundreds of thousands of
dollars, the municipality has never
felt that tho railroad hns**carrled out
its agreement, and continues to refuse
to assume any responsibility for the
maintenance Of the new road. Continual representations have been
made to the railway commission, but
nothing has over been done to improve conditions.
Much complaint hns been made
abi'ii.t the way the bodies have been
laken away without communicating
with the authorities. It is said that
the bodies would have been taken to
Vancouver bul for the chief of provincial police without an inquest.
GETTING    HIS   MONEY.
TORONTO, Junt 19.���The court of
Appeals yesterday gave Judgment <b'-
claring that there mut*t be a new tirla!
In the case of Mlchacil Fraser, the oc-
toKcnerlan fanner ot Midland, wllioso
relatives objected whet*.1 he m.Trried
a jrounf w-'.man l.utely. They claimed
that he was Insane. Three tlm*e�� han
the case been before the courts an I
a considerable tlrain has been made
on the old man's ���SO,000 fortune.
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R(H)SEVEI_T STARTS NEW PARTV. THE DELTA TIMES
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SATCBDAY, JUNE 92, 1912.
KEY TO THE
SITUATION
In' Eraser    River    Lies
Greater Vancouver's Difficulties,
Says   Mayor   Lee.
gresslves,   and   instttneed  other   matters of a similar nature.
In conclusion he spoke of the
efforts he had made to have the
party of British manufacturers touring Canada under the auspices of
the government, include New West-
Solution of mlnster and the Fmser valley in their
itinerary. In writing to the minister,
he had said that while it was inevitable the vsitors should see Vancouver, he considered lt much more important that they should see what has
made Vancouver���the greatest river
on the Pacific coast, the greatest
fisheries, in Canada, the timber and
the agricultural lands which are the
real source of Vancouver's wealth.
ROOSEVELT
BOLTS C.O.P.
the
DESPERATE SUICIDE.
William   Wnldcn,   Retired   Whonnock
Handier, Driven Insane By Pain,
Kills Himself.
(From   The   British  Columbian.)
William  Walden,  a retired  ranaher
living  at   Whonnock   in   Maple  Ridge
-    (-"rom   The   British Columbian.)
"In the Fraser River lies the solution of all the difficulties of Greater Vancouver." This remark, addressed to Mayor Lee by a Vancouver visitor, and repeated by His
Worship at the luncheon of the Progressive Association yesterday, Indicates the manner in which the possibilities of the Fraser are regarded
in the Terminal City. How they are
regarded by the "men of large vision"  in  this  city  was also  shown  by
the mayor, who with all the fire of municipality, com mi tit eel suiei'de yea-
hit enthusiastic optimism repeated terday morning by blowing off 'his
his emphatic assertion that New ; head 'With 'half a stick of stumping
Westminster is on the threshold of i poiV-der. Despondency caused the act
the greatest era of prosperity that any as he had been suffering from cancer
Canadian city has ever seen, provid- ! for the last three years, and his jaw
ed the people Will grasp the oppor- lbo��e and part of hits tongue had 'been
tunlties held out to them. j removed.      The blast severed his head
In beginning his speech, Mayor Lee J trim his body and it was scattered
congratulated the Progressive Asso- about the room in small pieces,
elation on the success which had at- j Mr. Walden was about 50 years old
tended its formation! testifying to a and lived with his brother, George
new spirit in a city which had once; Walden. Both are well known in
talien a back seat, waiting for its Whonr.'ock wlhere they had lived for
possibilities to become known, instead 'several years. Three years ago he
of makng a concerted effort to place I waa afflicted by cancer. Atbout sixteen
them before the world. Now.'hOW- months ago an operation was per-
over, the city Is talked about and its formed when all of his jaw bone and
financial standing lauded in all the | P3-"*1 of his tongue was removed. A
financial journals of the world, and i short time later more of his face was
it now stood at the threshold of the jcut off- He suffered terribly at all
greatest era of prosperity it had ever times, an'd in order to gain any rest
known. However, the work of lifting j **va-3 forced to take sleeping powder*
a city  into  premier position  was not   ttUd opia-tes
to be accomplished in a day, and the The brothers have root been en-
people must be prepared to bear their , gaged actively im business for some
share in the work of development. | time, hut have done a little farming
Within a few days, bylaws would be on their place. Tuesday George Wal-
submitted for their approvar which den was to be one of the officials at
must pass if the city is to take its tihe election held here, but -stated on
rightful place in a position second to I Monday that he could not) act as he
rto other in British Columbia. I did r.ot wish to leave his brother alone
He urged his hearers not to allow [ for the entire day. He had been
the cost of this advancement to bulk despondent, and if left alone it wa_s
too largely in their minds, but to" re- ' feared that he would do somethiins
gard  rather  the   benefits     to  be  Tie-1 desperate.
rived. He had heard complaints that i Yesterday morning George Walden
the taxation is too heavy. As a mat- I went to the poet office about 9 o'clock,
ter of fact, properly considered, tax- While he was gone, the eick man
atlon is now lighter than it was three wrote him a note, asking his forgive-
years ago, when the rate was twenty ness, hut saying that the pair.' was
mills on an assessed value including i more than he could bear and he had
Improvements which was in many deci'ded to end lt all. He then went
cases more than the actual selling to an outhouse, albout 12x20 feet, and
price. At that time, one of the com- placing a pile of newspapers on the
plainants had been forced to admit, f floor put 'half a stiek of etum'plng
he would gladly have sold his prop- powder on top of theae. This Is
erty for 75 per cent of the assessed about three-quarters of a pound of
value, and today, he would not take' powder. Preparing the fuse, he laid
twice  the assessment as Its price.       j down  Iwlth   hie   head   resting   on   the
Mr. J. D. Taylor, M.P., who fol- j stick and set it off.
lowed, also referred with pleasure to A. J. Parks, a nedghlbor heard the
the formation of the association, many muffled "explosion anid immediately
���f the members of which were evl- rushed to the house where smoke was
dently as much chechakos aB he had ..pourlnig out through the shattered
been when he had first drawn that windows. A scene of horror pre-
reproach by venturing to make some ser.ted itself. The 'body was lying in
auggestlons as to the conduct of af- an ever increasing poo* ot 'blood, with
fairs in the city. This association, he only part ot the meek where the head
predicted, would be of enormous a��- had been. Bones and ttesrue from the
altsance to him ln properly repre-1 man's head were scattered about tihe
senttng at Ottawa the huge con- j room, r.o piece bigger _ham a hen's
atltuency of which he is the member, egg. He immediately went to "town
The riding embraced some four thou- and called Chief ConstaJble E. Pope,
sand square miles of territory, in- On the way to get Ihielp h-e met tihe
eluding two cities, twelve municipali- brother returning. He told him tfhat
ties, two wards of Vancouver, and something had happented' and George
several unorganised districts, and it turned back with him. Dr. A. J.
could easily be recognised how dif- Stuart, coroner of Ma*p"e Ridge muni-
ficult it was to represent this enor- ��� finality waa called In and hel'd an
mous territory without strong local ! inquest There was r.o doubt as to
Initiative, and the assistance which tho method used, and the formalities
could be rendered by organisations |'wc*re s(>on disposed oif.
whose projects and ideas he could ' The ibody was brought to New
carry to the proper sources and push Westminster itodaiy and the funeral
to  execution. will  probably be  held  tomorrow.     So
Passing to the harbor ncheme, Mr. far as known the only relative eiu"rviv-
Taylor said that, without attempting | ing is the brother,
to steal any of the mayor's thunder,
he could say that he had seen theso
plans, and had been with Mayor Lee
when they were shown to the minister of public works at Ottawa. They
had also been shown In the fisheries
department, and to the harbor authorities of Montreal, and everywhere
they had met with nothing but the
fullest endorsement from men who
were capable of judging such matters. These plans were for a harbor
capable of developing n volume of
trade so enormous Ihat. it might
eventually mean the admission of
Vancouver lo participation ln the
harbor facilities of Greater New
Westminster, lu this connection, Mr.
Taylor remarked that while the city
Of New Westminster ls doing things
in the mutter of harbor facilities, the
people oi Vancouver appear to be
satisfied with talking.
As to the government's pnrt in this
scheme, ,\lr. Taylor showed that New
Westminster Is in the happy position
of being Independent of government
aid for financing the toheme, yet has
the positive' assurance that such aid
Will be given, ln any event, about a
third of the entire co.-t, which will
be involved in dredging, etc., will bo
provided by the government out of
the public purse, and not from the
funds of the harbor commission,
which will be formed In accordance
With the practice at the large eastern
ports. When discussing the formation of this commission with tho
minister. Mr, Taylor said he was assured that there would be no difficulty In securing all the Capital
necessary for whatever development
the commission^ sees fit to recommend. In these circumstance^, he
pointed out, the people of New Westminster are doubly safe in advancing
the money they are now called upon
to furnish towards the initial stages
of this scheme under thc bylaw which
they are now asked to vote upon.
Mr. Taylor then returned to (he
sphere of usefulness which lay ready
to the hand of the association, Instancing the manner in which Vancouver is milking efforts to have
transferred to it many Of the privileges hitherto enjoyed by New Westminster. He spoke of the removal of
the dredge rTeudquarters, which has
already  been  taken  up by  the  Pro-
OLEVER CANADIAN PUPIL.
TORONTO, June 20.���IMIss Mary
Scarlett, a senior pupil of Miss Gabriel Mallot, of Winnipeg, has successfully passed her graduation examination of the Association Board of the
Royal Academy of Music and Royal
College of Music, London, England.
Miss Scarlett won the bronze medal
when fifteen years old In the .EarU
Grey contest.
SEATTLE, June 20.���Mrs. W. H,
Steeves, 310 First avenue north, dted
at Ithe Seattle General Hospital on
Tuesday morning as the result of injuries sustained when, run down a few*
(hours earlier at First avenue 'and
Spring street by an automobile owned
toy E. O. Gabrielsont of the-Raleigh
hotel, liOfi Fourth avenue, and driven
Iby his chauffeur, Harry Smith.
T
THE    BREAKER    BOY3.
HE   miners   blast   away  the coal,
the initikii-H shovel It.
The  engineer  be  hoists the car
that's put upon the cage,
Rut   t'v   snd   hy   It   comes   to   us
where nil day long we sit
Within  the shaklnK  breaker bouse anil
earn our Ilttle wage,
Por we're the lltllu breaker boys who labor nil the day      .
To pick  the slate  from out the coal and
toss the stuff away
Our   cheeks   are   hollow,   palo  and   wan:
our bnlr has lost its glow.
The breaker takes tbat all away In just
a little tlm"-.
Along the slldo the dusty coal must flow
and How and How.
Tbe breaker roars and crashes, nnd tho
air ls full of grime.
And   we're   tbe   little   breaker  boys   with
faces dull and gray
Who pick the slate from out the coal and
toss the stuff away.
Our fathers toll ns best they can. but still
th** oaStl tbey earn
Is not enough to keep us all. and so we
take our trick,
Putting   our   youth   and   gladness   In   the
very coal to burn,
Cutting  our   linnds  and   fingers  on   the
stillrp edged slate we pick,
For   we'ro   tbe   little   breaker   boys   who
leave our fun and play
To pick tho slnto from out the coal and
toss the stuff away.
Our eyes have lost their twinkle and our
voices lost their ring.
Th6 breaker's dark and dingy, and  ths
nolso of lt Is great.
While   other   kids   are   playing   ball   and
having nil their fling
We'ro sitting by a stream of coal and
picking out tho slate,
For   we're   the   little   breaker   boys   who i
help the mines to pay,
Who  pick  the  slate from  out the coal���
and toss our lives awayl
���Berton Braley.
.OOOOOOOoooooooooooo
2
O Those    who    witnesses
;0 birth of a new party:
O To     the  following    persons,
O assembled lb    his   apartments
,0 today Colonel Theodore Roose-
;0 velt announced his purpose to
O lead an Independent fight with
O a  new  parly    for    progressive
jO principles:
10 Governor   Hiram   W.   John-
|0 son,  of California.
jO George   L.   Record,   of   New
O Jersey.
O Jarnes R.  Garfield,  of Ohio.
O Senator Dixon,   of  Montana.
O Judge Ben.    B. Llndsey,    of
|0 Col-rado.
O William    Allen     White,     of
O Kansas.
O Editor  Van   Vlalter.'buirg,   of
O t'he Philadelphia    North    Am-
O erican.
O Gifford Piivchot,  of Pennsyl-
O vania.
O Amos Piliehot, of New York,
O '   Senator     Moses    Clapp,     of
O Minnesota.
O Governor   W.   R.   Stubbs,   of
O Kansas.
O Governor   Chester     Aldrich,
O of Nelbraska.
O Former     Senator     Alibert   J.
O Beveridge, of Indiana.
O Senator     J.   L.   BrVstow,     of
O Kansas.
O John       P.     Bass,     of    New
O Hampshire.
O Wilson   Gardner,     of Wash-
O inston,  D.C.
O William   Flyan,   of   Penrasyl-
O vania.
O Senator  Miles  Poin'dexter  of
O Washington.
O Geo.  Perkins,  of New York.
0 MedlH   McCormick,   oif   Illi-
O nois.
O Henry Allen,   of Kansas.
O Frank B Kellogg,  of Minne-
O sota.
O Frar.K   A.   Munsey,   of   New
O York.
O Stanley  Washburn,, of   Min-
O nesota.
O Theodore  Robinson,  of New
O York.
O Douglas   Robinson   ,of   New
O Yoirk.
O Alexander H. Revell, of Illi-
O note.
O Lucius  N.  Littauer,  of  New
O York.
O Andrew Rosen, of Minnesota
O Judge  Duell,  of New  York.
0
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
The Bit in Hls Teeth.
CHICAGO, June 20���Col. Roosevel
today  decided    to  take    the  bit  in
his teeth and repudiate    the present
Republican   convention   without  further delay.
In a carefully prepared statement
which he read to his personal advisers and announced would be printed and handed to all his delegates today,'the colonel announced his will
ingness to lead an Independent fight
for the principles of progressive government and called upon such of his
friends as placed these principles
above party loyalty to Join him in the
fight.
He promised to make the fight to
the finish, regardless of consequences
and regardless of the number of his
followers. He thanked his friends in
the Republican organization and those
who have fought with him and released them from any obligation other
than their own desire to join him in
tho support of principle.
The Royal Bank or Canada
Incorporate.* 1M��.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED     $10,000,000
CAPITAL PAEB-CP     ^     , e.861,080
-U-SHRVB rUMD     �� 7,056,188
Total Aaaeta Over One Hundred and Tea MUUm*_.
Jteeounts ol Out-of-Uown Customers Simon Special Jfttontion
BANK BY MAIL
!iAVI?*G8   DEPARTMENT
Aoovnu may be opened with da��o_lte of ONE DOLLAR   aud   Upward*.
Interest paid, or credited, haft-yearly on June    80th end    December
81st, each year.
H. P. BISHOP. Manager
LADNER, B. C.
Died of Injuries.
Merritt, Van-
AT THE HOTELS.
Delta Hotel.
B.C.    iyMst   and   w'fe,   Vancouver.
R.   P.   Le  Weber   and   wife,   Vancouver.
M.ss Marie Hightower, San Fran-
tdsco, ���
D. L. Smith, Victoria.
Jack   Armstrong,   Vancouver.
Geo.   L,   King.   Vancouver.
Mrs.   George  I--   King.  Vancouver.
Mrs.   Palmer,  Vancouver.
Mire.   Oriswold,   Vancouver.
Mr. si ii ti Mrs. C. w. stunrt, Vancouver,
Mr.   and Mrs. **.   1
couver,
Mrs.   I'\  G.  Mcl.niiri'ti. Victoria.
V.   U*.   llazi'ltt,   Vancouver,
ii.  Stuart i.i   Page, Vancouver.
B,   B.   Bolleet,   Vancouver.
Richardson.   Vancouver.
Pa-sell,   Victoria.
.  Alton, Eburne.
Hutcnerson,  Vancouver.
Birth-malar, Seattle.
Smith,   Vane uver.
II.   Johnstone,  Vancouver,
i  .   T>uval   and   son,   Vancouver.
James   W.    llaldon,   Vancouver.
(5.    H.    McCallum,   Vancouver.
It.   J.    Wil.-'oii,   Winnipeg.
*v.  s.   Phippa. Cloverdale.
Ladner  Hotel.
W,  A.  C.intelin, Vancouver.
\\*. m. !���'. Thompson, Stanford
University,  California.
Mr.   Castlemun,   New   Wesl minster.
Jas.   Carruthers,   Vancouver.
1*.   Wellington,   Port   Moody.
John  .Murray.  Porl  Moody.
Iir. C. ll. Gatewood and family,
Vancouver.
Dr.   Boucher,  Vancouver.
Dr.    Graham,    Vancouver.
Dr..   E.   H.   McEw-ui,   New   West-
mini-fir.
E.   Hanford,  Vernon.
C.   A.   Bentley.  Vancouver.
Mr.  and  "frs.  Wallace, Seattle.
G.  S.   Gains, Vancouver.
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Women ot the nation wdo are inter
������uteri tn Uie Improvement ot conditions
under wnteti children and women labo
ere unanimous in their approval o
President mr* selection ot Miss Jul!
l.Htbrop ot i.'hlcago as tbe need ol tl-
������"������eiitiy created child bureau of th
department ot commerce and labor.
Tbe Kev. Anna a. 8baw ot New
fork ��ay��* x
���"The appointment by President Taft
At Ml**** Lathrop le niguly gratifying to
all women wbo are working Id the
cause ot equal suffrage, tbe bnal purpose ol whieh w to bring to bear upon
���octal problems, and especially those
affecting tbe child and tbe borne, tbe
special gifts and experience ot women.
In appointing to this othce one so extraordinarily well fitted by tempera
ment and training for He peculiar du-
ties President Taft baa earned tbe sin
cere commendation of all mffraglata
and conltrmed them lo their expectation ol a speedy removal ot tbe restrictions tbat now abut them out from full
participation in all the dudes ot cia-
���ensDip."
Mra Philip N. Moore ot 8t Ionia,
president ot tbe General Federaoon
Ot Women's Olnoa, says:
"President raft la to be eongratnlat
ed on bit appointment of Miss Lstbrop.
VMS woman, ojr education, training
and experience, is tbe right woman u>
tbe right place. Witb man or woman
at tbe bead tbe bureau deserves tbe
best qua lilted person that could be
found, and we believe tbe best bas
been obtained. We extend our approval and congratniaQona''
Mrs. Jobn Miller Uortoo ot Buffalo,
vice president ot tbe U. A. ft., says:
"Tbe appointment by President Taft
ot Miss Jnlls Lathrop Is most gratlfy-
log to all ot tbe man; women and men
ot tbe ostton wbo are Interested In tbe
welfare *��t tbe children, i am deeply
interested tn tbe work and with all
others personally approve ot the wise
selection by President Taft."
Mrs. Margaret Dye Kills, secretary
ot tbe Notional Woman's Christian
I'emperance union, says:
"The appointment nt Miss Lathrop Is
tMHt right. We bave been trying fer
years to bring about this legislation.
We believe tbe children of tbe nation
are tbe greatest asset ot tbe nation
I'be appointment ot Miss Julia Latbrop
we berald with great satisfaction. Her
service In philanthropic work In Chicago, under the leadership of Miss
.lane Addams, is, we feel sure, a safe
guarantee ot her efficiency for this responsible position. We are glad Pres
Ident Is ft is broad enough to recog
alee ability rather tban sex."
Women at a Card Party.
Kathleen Morris, the author of "IIoth
er." in tbe first chapter ot ber new
serial, "l'he Kfc-b Mrs. Burgoyne." ln
tbe Woman's Borne Companion, makes
oue of ber characters say:
"Women sre funny at a card party.
It takes them an hour to settle down
snd see now every one else looks and
whether there happens to be a streak
ot dust under tbe piano, and then, wben
tbe game is just well started, a maid
ls nudging you In the elbow to take
a plate ot hot chicken, snd another on
the other side is holding out sandwiches, and all the women are running to
look at tbe prises. Now, when men
play oHrds"���
Hut noDody would daten to an account oi Dow wen play cards.
Cleaning Carpets.
A simple method ot cleaning carpets
is to get a ball ot carpet soap and wasb
first a small piece ot carpet with lukewarm water. Then rub tbe way ot the
grain witb tbe soap, again moisten
tlsi.nel and rob thoroughly, finish with
a dry cloth. The colors ot tbe carpet
will be almost as good as new.
Marylsnd's New State Librarisn.
Miss (faille Webster Horsey has been
appointed by Governor Goidsborough
to the office ot state librarian ot Maryland- She is the first woman to be appointed to the office.
To the Local Investor
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It is not necessary to go outside
of Ladner to look for investments. We have at the present time propositions which are
sound and safe in every respect
and which will bear the closest
scrutiny.
What We Have Done ftr Others We Can Do for You
Call at Our Office and Let Us Talk it Over
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Our clients have the advantage   of   all   the   usual   banking
''    facilities.
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Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Work.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
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EBURNE SAW MILLS, LIMITED
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds ol
FIR, CEDAR AND SPRUCE LUMBER
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THE DELTA THCM
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Local items
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A  daughter  was born  to  Mr.  and
Mrs. Belt on Friday, 14th Inst.
John   Bull   Is   not   resting   after   a
visit to Dr. Woods, the dentist.
iMrs.    H.   N.    Rich   was   a   Visitor
to  Vaneouver  last week  end.
(Chief Carlyle, of Vancouver, has
teen a visitor to Boundary Bay to
make   preparations  for   -an\ping.
Mr. Fisher, manager of the Canadian National Investors, Vancouver,
lias been visiting Ladner on business.
Mrs."Kershaw and son leave Thursday for a visit to her old home ln
Amherst, N.S.
Mrs. Mathewson leaves Thursday
for a three moi.ths' visit to Ottawa
and   other  eastern  cities.
The canneries have practically
completed their manufacturing of
cans to meet the coming sockeye run.
Mr. W. Eckel and Mr.* It. Jones, of
Vancouver, visited Mr. Tennant, of
the Delta Mercantile Company, latit
week end.
Miss Gladys Devereaux, who has
been home sick has now recovered
and has returned to school at New
"Westminster.
Miss Maudie Dove, of North Vancouver, Is visiting Mrs. E. T. Calvert.
Mrs. C. C. Lord, of Seattle, Vs
visiting her mother-in-law, Mrs. Lord,
of'"* Ladner.
Mlas Katie Foster has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Tellers, of Point
Roberts   for  some   weeks.
Miss Leila Lord Was returned to
Ladner after a fortnight's.' vacation
spent visiting the Sound Cities.        ,
Miss R. Slocan, who was relieving
Misj* Leila Lord at the telephone
office, has gone to Eburne to relievo.
Mr. John Murray, an old Delta
ersident, but now of Port Moody,
has been visiting hiE old home.
We Want Your Trade
If good, reliable shoes, lowest possible
prices, fair and square dealing, careful attention and a sincere desire to please you,
are things you like, we can count on you
for a customer
i
\
A good way to put us to the test is right
/ now.   COME.
Miss Elsie Benson, who has been
visiting in Nevada and California for
the past four months, Is expected
home   shortly.
There were only five applications
to the Court of Revision, three of
these being for land that had changed ownership and the remaining two
in  repsect   of  alleged   over-valuation.
Mr. John Grant and Mrs. C. R.
Blundell are the delegates elected to
the Baptist Convention, which will be
held at New Westminster, June 25th
to 28th.
Mrs. Lane, of Vancouver, ls confined to bed at Mr. Menzie's home
at Port Guichon. Mir. Lane is in
the C.P.R. employment. Mrs. Lane
was spending the week end when
fhe  was taken   ill.
The popular host of the Ladner
hotel was a visitor to Vancouver on
Thursday. They say he is buying a
oar that will beat anything in the
district, even "Mac's." Why don't
you apply for a job as chauffeur,
"Dug"?
.Mr. Castienvan, representative of
the Great West Life Insurance Company, wa.s a visitor to Ludiur on Wed-
lie.-'iay  and   Thursday,
Mr. G. S. Gains, electrician, who
has* been fixing the electric work on
Mr. McKie's new residence, is registered   at   the   Ladner   Hotel.
Mr. A, M. Herring, of New Westminster, is again camping at Boundary Bay. Mr^Herring has not m.ssed
a   year   ttf   a   quaiier   of   a   century.
BATTHIINIG SUITS! This is bathing
weather and this ie the place to buy
your bathing suit. Ladies and Misses
Suits made of all-wool lustre, neatly
trimmed, at $2.75 to $3.25. Boys'
Suits, 15c to 50c. Men'a one-p-ece
Suits with Skirt at $75c to $1.25.
Bathing Shoes for all, 25c to 40c a
pair. Lanning, Fawcett ft Wilson,
Ltd. ������
The "New Detla" will depart from
her regiular schedule on Wednesdav
next, June 26th, (Coronation Day),
when instead of her regular three
"trips she will leave Ladner at 8:30
and 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and
Steveston at 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. The regular 12:30 p.m. run
from Ladner ��� and 1:30 p.m. from
Steveston will be cut out.
Strawberry th.eves have been busy
lately. They are not all boy_t While
the natural instinct of the boy derived from long lines of forebears to
rob his neighbor's orchard, can be
understood, If not condemned, and
it may not be out of place to indicate that in some quarters a warm
welcome is waiting for ithe next depredators.
Messrs. Curtis and Dorgan, Mr.
(Percy Burr Mr. IH. Beharrell and
Mr. A. Swanson, all o't New Westminster, and Mr. C. Hartneli, of
VVoodwards, were on Tuesday lapt
fined M0 and $3.50 costs by Magistrate McKle for automobile speeding
on the River Road, and on Thursday
the B.C Telephone Co., the Norton
Griffith** Co.. Mr. T. Bishop, the
Coquitlam Land Co. and Messrs.
Black Bros., all of Vancouver, were
each fined Sin with $4.25 costs for
similar   offences.
Jack Johnson, of the Delta Hote.,
has just returned from a short vacation on the island. Jack took h,s
car over and accompanied by Mrs.
Ji'hnson and Mr. nnd Mrs. Tom
Foster made the dinky little Island
Imagine for a week that It was almost
;is good as the Delia. Starling from
Nanaimo the party went to Alberni
and buck to Unmn, making 13<8 miles
their llrst day. At I'nlon they spent
most of the d:iy Visiting Mr. anil Mrs.
Mackenzie, old-timers in the Deli i.
From there they went on to Campbell Itlver. On the third day of their
trip iboy ran without a mishap or
a breakdown to Victoria, 174 miles
After spending a day and a half In
Victoria they returned home. Mr.
Johnson pays that the roads are ln
good shape and the country both to
the tourstl and the settler offers many
attractions. Mem.���tHe does not propose   leaving  Ladner   for   the   Island.
-LWVSOX   CONTRACT    I*l__"l"SI_I>.
VICTORIA, RjC., June 19.���When
-h city council ,luid over the contract
(with Thomas H. Mawson for tihe expert report on the development of the
reserves an'd parks of itlhe Olfcy it was
thoroughly nn'derstocwl that it would
not be deaJt with till Aid. Cuthlnrfs
return, nut to the surprise of some
pretsent last evening, the matter was
taken from the table, and on motion
pronrnptly determined .to be refused
���endorsation. It Is prohalble that Che
-ity engineering staff will ibe aeked to
report on a park scheme.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rawling3, of
Boundary Bay, had an addition to
their family on Wednesday morning
In the shape of a nice little daughter.
J. REAGH
THE SHOE MAN
LADNER, B. C.
P. O. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Twenty-eight   students   were    busy
writing  for   their   entrance   examina
tiOns  to   the  High   School   at   Ladner
this week.    Miss M.Neill has been Indefatigable in her attention.
Rev. C. R. Blundell will attend
the Baptist convention at New Westminster, nexit week, where he and
his wife will be the guests of Mr.
Lever, formerly editor of The Delta
Times.
The fishing In the Fraser has improved considerably during the last
few days and good catches of spring
salmon are reported. There are a
large number of boats out, principally
Japs���and they report Increasing
cat-cehs.
Is the popular lacrosse referee devoting too much of his time to trap
shooting and getting out of condition?
The "Shamrocks" and "Maple Leafs"
game was slow enough to satisfy the
average referee but lt was too fast
for good old "Robby." Condition will
tell and  he  wants some long gallops.
There will be a batchelors' camp
at Orauer's Beach this year and
ladies are specially invited to come
and see how well the poor mere men
can look after themselves. Mothers
with marriageable daughters will get
an idea of what "that brute man"
expects in the way of luxury"���when
he is unmarried and. the damsels may
judge for themselves what he gives
up when he leads one to the matrimonial altar.
GENUINE    BARGAINS    AT    THE
BUG ST0RII5���J-adies Colored Print
Blouses; all sizes, regular price $1.25;
sale price 50c. White Lawn Blouses
and White Tailored Blouses; regular
$1.25 to $.2.75; sale price 75c to $1.8-.
Nice assortment sample dresses; no
two* alike, all new models at special
prices. Ladles sample prints at bargain prices; a fine opportunity to secure a good coat. Lanning, Fawcett
& Wilson. Ltd. *"���
The strawberry social, held on the
13th inst., under the auspices of the
ladies of the Presbyterian church, was
a great success. Miss Munn's singing
of Scotch and Irish songs greatly
pleased the audience, and she was
encored repeatedly. Mr. 'Simpson
was warmly* welcomed in our midst
again, and his sogns were much appreciated. The selections by the
Howard Bros, and harmonica solos
by Mr.'Fleck were exceptionally well
rendered. Financially the social was
a greater success than any previous
one.
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON. Prop.	
LADNER,  ���   ���   B.C.
All Modern Conveniencies, Newly Furnished.   Well Heated,   Sample Room
American and European Plan
Firit Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors A Cigars
Rates Reasonable
DELIA TELEPHONE CO., LTD.
Incorporated 1910.
We are prepared to Install single
line or party Una phones at short no-
Hoe. Loag dtstanee In eonneetkm with
>ur servloe.   Apply te
A.   DeR.  TAYLOR.  See.
McNeely Ceneert and Dance Hall
Nat   and   I,u__p  Ceal  for Sale
NEW SCHEDULE
UWER m. WESTHAM ISLAND
Via Steveston and
S. S   "NEW DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week Days.
Leave Ladner���'8:30 a.m..  12:30 p.m.
and 6:30 P-m.
Leave Steveston�����:S>0 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,
and 7:30 p.m.
Leave Ladner���'8:il0 a-m.,    J: 30 p.m.
Leave Steveston���1:3. a.m.. 7:30 p.m.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
J. HENLEY
New W-Mtnuaster, B.
C.
Maaafactorer mt
SODA WATE-t. OI-fQBR
AZ-9 aad all kinds ot
���VMM-Kit DIINKI
Your Patronage Solicited
The indefatigable water superintendent of the Delta municipality is
having a busy time Iheap nays. A
bore 'M helng made 150 feet away
from the Inst gusher and conditions
are all promising. The same formation I' being gone through and Pvery
thing    points    to    another    success.
Tests on various point.-- of the fiO-mile
pipe line have boon commenced in
order to get n line for Increasing the
pressure. While these tests are going
on it will be a great assistance If
the public would endeavor to waste
a sllttle water as possible. It Is, of
course, the worst kind of citizenship
In waste a commodity like water at
any t.mo, but while the tests are
going on. it Is of the highest Importance that, waste of water should
be avoided.
DR. WOOD
DENTIST
will be in Ladner every Friday
from 10:30 a.m.  to 6:30 p.m.
Office   over    Delta    Mercantile
Store.
Vancouver office:   641  Granville
Street.
MISS ISABEL M. DANN
Licentiate of the Royal Academy of
Music, London, England. Teacher of
Pianoforte, Singing, Theory and Harmony, visits Ladner eavery Saturday.
Address: 190V Beach Ave., Vancouver.
���    Phone Sey. 3701R.
SYNOPSIS OF GOAL MINING REGULATIONS.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
tn Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a jortioa of
the Province of British Colu.abla, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,M0 acres will
bs leased to one applicant.
Application foi a lease must bs
mads by the applicant In parson to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of ths district in which the rights applied for
are situated..
In surveyed territory ths land mast
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsur-
veyed territory the traet applied for
shall be staked out by the applieanl
himself.
'Xlaeh application must be acoom-
panlad by a fee of tl -whieh will be
refunded if the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mrne at the rate
of Ave cents par toa.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay tha
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, sueh
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
Th, lease will incli.de the coal mining, rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purc.iaee whatever
available surface right* may be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of f 10.00 an
aore.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORT,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
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l-KICKf-AYER VKl.h S5 _*E1**T.
ViAlNlOOTniER, B.C., June 19.���
Shortly after commencing work this
morning on a four-storey apartment
house at the corner of Tenth avenue
and B'irch street, a bricklayer, named
James Doyle, lost his balance on the
walk of the third floor anil fell to
the ground a distance of 35 feet.
Doyle was rendered unconscious by
tho fall but he was not very serl-
OUSly Injured. An examination revealed the fact that no bones were
broken. Doyle was taken to the
General   Hospital.
The Best Yet
NATIONAL DOG BISCUITS
If you have a good dog or a poor one they all get hungry, and can
alwaye give you to understand thty are. If your dog could speak, he
would say:
National Dog Hiwults, Please."
Sold  in  bulk,   cotton sa-cks,  and ln 25c cartons by dealers.
Try Them, They Are Good.
National Biscuit & Confection Co., Ltd.
Vancouver, B.C.
Makers of the Famous Halda Chocolates and National Biscuits.
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Vancouver City Market
MAIN  STREI-T, VANCOUVER ���
The Market is operated by the City as a  means of  bringing the
Producer and Consumer together.
You Are Invited to Send Your Produce
We  handle  everything  from  the Farm   (except milk).
By conelgnlng your  Produce to the Vancouver City Market you
will get beat prices, sharp returns and prompt settlements.
JOHN McMILLAN,   Manager
LADNER
BARGAIN CENTER
DO YOU NCCd
Sugar?
For three days only, Saturday, Mon-
dao and Tuesday, June 22, 24 and
25, we are selling the best B. C.
Granulated sugar, per hundred at
$6.25 Cash
Buy Now ��� Remember   the Place
WALTER'S
THE WHITE STORE
Phone 39 Ladner, B. C.
Goods Delivered to all parts of the town.
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LADNER HOTEL
Corner Westham and Delta
Favorite Resort for Automobile Parties I
H. W. SLATER, Prop.
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Dm   lm\9m   COm
Try a Dish of Our
ICE CREAM
We'll convince you that we sell the
pure goods, and it has already won
a reputation in Ladner and District. J
WE SERVE
All  kinds  of   Ice   Drinks,  Ice  Cream
Sodas, Sundaes, Etc-
Consult us for prices on Ice Cream for
picnics, socials, dances, etc.
Bakery Department
We bake every day and can give you a nice, fresh
loaf well made at any time. Any special orders for
Pastry will receive oar prompt and careful attention.
Delta Mercantile Co.
T. G. TENNANT, Mgr.
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Mi TSE DELTA TIMES
SATURDAY, JUNE M, 1912.
WASHINGTON STATE
18���Mrs.
Whatcom
her home
last  Mon-
iiiiu'ord Stands Pafc
. TAiOOMA, June iio..���(Disregarding
orde'i-s from Autorney-Gi-ne-ral Wi-ck-
-prsha.m, mt^Tl States Judge C. H. Han-
ford here today has dented the ���nv-tii'O'n
for a .rehearing In t'he case of Leonard Olsson, the Socialist, whose naturalization papers were revoked on
the ground that they had boen otb-
-tained   fraudulently.
Submarine Test*-*!.
PORT TOWNSEND, June 20.���For
two days tin* -submarine torpedo boat
F3 built Iii Seattle has ben undergoing preliminary speed tests, whidh Include' running on the surface, partially submerged an'd submerge-, at
the head of Port Tnwnserjd 'bay, under the supervision of a naval board.
The two days' test nre satisfactory,
the F3 having reaiihed tihe speed limiit
required by fihte contract. The groat-
est speed reached during ithe submerged test was in excess of eight
and one half knots.
$1,000,0(10 for raving.
NORTH YAKIMA, June 2 0.���With
representatives present from fifteen
cominercital clubs nnd Improvement
���assaehitlo'tis, the Yakl.trta Coiinty Good
Koads Assocliifion was formed In _he
Ynklma Commercial Olulb rooms to
urge the submission ito the people this
fall of a $1,(10(1,000 'bond issue for
paved i-'-ids tributary to every town.
im the county, Officers were elected
and committees appointed.
Called lo Uie liar.
O-uYiMPlA, June 20.���Twenty-one
"graduate*-* of the University of Wa_lh-
ingtor. law schoo] have been a'dmlitted
upon motion 'to practice 'lefcM-e the
state   Supreme  Court. The   Hat   in
cludes James F, Clark, of Coupeville,
who is now pitching star 'ball for tihe
Vancouver bal club In tihe Northwe.-it-
t*rn League, and former footlwl'l
heroes, such as Melville Muciklostone.
WJllia-m J. Coyle, Grover Clark W'ir.m,
W?.rren Ort Grimm and Huiber E.
Grimm, all of Seattle.
Power Projcrt Progresses.
IH'SUM, June 20.���Active work is
going on every day In the year ait
' "Catnip MyisMry," on the IK-Iekitait
rWer near GUnwood. This Is the
ca.m"p of tihe Klickitat River Develop-
m-snit Company, Incorporated by William R. King and others, to "devolop
power and Irrigate land in ithe Camas
prairie country. More than $250,000
has been expertdod ln construction
work. The aggregate cost of the
project when completed -wLll be |4,��
000,000.
Pioneer Passes.
BELLINGHAM,       June
Isabel     Jeffries,     one   of
county's  pioneers,   died  at
on   Front  street  at  Sumas
day.    She was 72 years of age at the
time of her death.    Mrs. Jeffries, accompanied   by   her  husband,   Nathan
Jeffries,  came    to Whatcom    county
twenty-three   years   ago.       Her   hus
band died twelve years ago.    She was
the   mother of  seven   children,   four
���of  whom  survive    her.      These  are
Miss Bertha Jeffries and Mrs. Harvey
Giles,  of Sumas, and Harry and Geo.
Jeffries,  of Anglin, Wash. *
Curious Decision.
OLYMPIA, June 20.���That a n-ottiairy
pulblic does not have power to aweair
a witness ibefore an Investigating com-
-nilttee of the City Council  is rtlh_ "decision of tihe Supreme Court ln affirming the ruling of Judge J. T. 'Ran_-d,
of King Oounity,  who*   sustained1    the
demurrer   of   Ludovic  'Dallagiovanna',
charged 'with peTJury while appearing
vbefore   the   council  committee  in  Seattle.     The  defendant testified Ih  did
not   own   the   Sixth   avenue   hotel   In
Pen. title at the time of tihe ibi.g Soar-dial
in   that   city's   municipal   affairs.      Ho
was arreste'd later on a Charge of perjury, but his defense was that he wan
.not under oa.tb.
-Seattle Sanity.
HrcATTl.T.,   June   20,���Amid   n   d'in
and   uproar that  sounded   like   Roose-
' veil   an-ivli.ig   at   CMcn-g-O,    fifty   .loyal
' feeaittlettes   rode   bhe   totem   pole   and
were bitten ly t'he I'otlatCh 1)U'g Bit
o reel-hot nif'lir.r nf the TlTM-UUTie
.'I'lUaes a I tb.''!* lodKP ball on Tu__-
day n'ght       A liter oonldnidttng  the  in-
11;,it; n ceromoriy, bhe TIlMtaime were
d; ,* lied Into tlirei' tribes, t'he tribisof
Mux, I'bt artd K1*HP, A roni'i.t for
r.cw members is now on and tbe tribe
"That gets the fewest converts bo lb'
bug will hnve to give an old-fashioned
plonlc   to   Ibe   other   two.
Construct   New   Intake.
HKI.IilN'CIIAH,   June   IH-   1 Hi     the
ground   that   if   Hie   business   men   of
Bellingham could be induced to visit
the present Intake-at t-ake Whatootn
.mui made to realize Iho precarious
condition of the pipe which may collapse   nl   any   tli mil.   believing  at
this time tbat there would be loo
much Opposition lo an abandonment
of Ibis source of water supply, tb''
water board lit a special meeting decided   to   go   abend   at   once   with   the
construction  of a  tow   intake  to  be
located in the neighborhood of the
present .ni.. and at a depth, of fifty
or sixty fii6t from the surface of the
lake. ^15
InKTCslIng Documents.
HKI.I.INOIIAM.   June   1(1��� An     Interesting   document,   bearing   the   official s. al  of lhe king's notary of the
province   of  Gareknica,    in   Austria.
Hungary, and written in the German
and Slavonian languages, has been received   for 1 o'd  hi    the    office  of
County Auditor Alex Van Wyck. Tbe
document conveys ibe i" ver of attorney from Mrs. Barbara Kosa, of
Hrastovac, in (Croatia, to Johann
Kosa, hit* husband, who is thereby
granted tbe right to sell or dispose
of in any way Ihe 1-0 acres of land
near Maple falls which Is owned
lolnfly by Mrs. B*OSp and her husband.
Johann Kosa is a resident of Maple
Falls, but his Wife lives in Austria.
Body Is Recovered.
BELLINGHAM, June 10���The body
of Arthur Bnalre, the trhnmermnn in
the   employ   of   the   Larson      Lumber
Company, who was drowned in i��si;c
Whatcom last Wednesday, was recovered on Sunday, after the lake
had ben <1 ragged for thr. e days and
a diver nniraged to make (he search.
It was the latter, who, after about
-forty-fire minutes' search, finally
������."-���covered the obdy embedded in mud
and slush at the bottom of the lake
nnd with only one hand showing.
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KENTRALPOPtT
ROGUE RIVER
VAtLEY
OREGON
COftRESPONDEI
30LICITE
An  Alibi
Br EDWARD BURNS
[This matter must not be reprinted without special permission.]
Of tbe several kinds of poultry no
species is so free from disease and
withal so hardy aa the duck. Besides
this, tbey are not bothered witb lice or
mites.
A dairy cow Is a good deal like a feed
mill ln that, if she is worthy tbe name
at all, one gets out at the spout in tbe
shape of milk what be puts Into the
hopper in tbe way of feed.
The cash returns from tbe sale of
sixty-eight cent corn look inviting, but
from tbe standpoint of welfare of the
land seven cent beef and bogs and tblr
ty live cent butter are a wbole lot wore
attractive.
Tbat green food of some kind should
form a considerable part of tbe ration
for chickens, ducks and geese is nicely
shown In tbe portion of tbe day they
usually spend on pasture wben tbey
bave access to it
Various styles and models of automobiles come and go, but a cbunky.
Clean limbed draft bone witb sound
feet is always in great demand Horse
raisers of tbe country bave never sue
ceeded in producing enough of thetn
Tbe lead pencil farmer may be lo disrepute, but notwithstanding tbia tbe
farmer wbo uses bis lead pencil along
with bis bands aud feet stands a bet
,ter chance of achieving success in bis
farming operations than tbe one wbo
leaves tbe lead pencil out of tbe count
The migratory Insect eating.birds of
tbe country are said to prevent an annual damage to crops of $8-0.000.000
In spite of this, however, some fei
lows���a few of them live In tbe coun
try���think this question of bird protection is largely a matter of sentiment
Time was wben bogs were supposed
to bave bad excellent care wben they
bad all tbe grain and slop they wanted
In an 8 by 10 pen. Nowadays a good
pasture of clover, alfalfa or rape Is
considered an Indispensable adjunct In
tbe bog raising business by all farm
ers wbo are Interested la economical
pork production.
A good deal of fun Is poked at tbe
pretty, but punky. Ben Davis, the ap
pie tbat combines tbe poorest texture
nnd best keeping quality under one
*kin of any apple on tbe market And
yet. many wbo nave dad experience
witb tbe Ben Da via say tbat one year
with another it will net as much mon
ey per acre as many of tbe better
duality and higher priced apples.
Soft shelled eggs may be caused by
inck of lime in the ration of the hen
and also may lie due to tbe fact that
rtbe is out of condition resulting from
too much corn In tbe rutiou. If the
former ts the cause the difficulty may
be righted hy supplying old plaster or
ground oyster shell, while In the latter
wheat, bran or oats should be substituted for the hulk of the corn and tbe
(lock made to scratch for their feed.
A whole loi of people are taking dope
ot one kind or another or having this
or that portion of iln.tr Interior nnnt-
only removed, when It is more than
likely that a great part of their dump*.
and disordered condition is due to a
rundown condition- lhe result of lm
proper food and nutrition. We know
a number of red nosed Individuals of
both sexes who don't need a tonic to
bran  DP  ther  liver  or  to  have  tbelt
appendixes removed half as much as
they need more milk, eggs, fresh ah
und pure water.
One of the chief attractions In llvlnr
on the Pacific slope for the lover ol
flowers Is the ease wllh which the
tender varieties of roses can he grown
A Kalserln Victoria rosebush In a
schoolyard not fnr from tbe writer's
ranch Is two nnd n half Inches in dlnm
eter nt the ground and Is so tall tnat
the blossoms In the top have to be
plucked from a stepladder ln the
north central states one thinks be is
dolus well if he nurses one ot these
I tendei roses through the winter by the
aid of a hard coal tire nud feels re
warded if be gets a blossom or two
For some reason the nature of the
grape Is such that It seems to thrive
best on soil that Is thinnest and most
Unpromising. One ot the most pro
tlllc yields of wild grapes the writer
ever saw was ou vines located on the
north slope of a railroad embnnkmetil
consisting of nearly pure sand, coarse
gravel and cinders. Just how these
vines managed to get the nourishment
necessary for growth ot leuf and ten
ilrii anil production of luscious fruit It
is hard to make out. Out the fact Is
they did. Tins scaoi fare bablt of the
grape Is one that should be kept In
mind la the setting or tbe vineyard-
John McElroy was being tried for
burglary.
Tbe state had made a very good case
against the prisoner, and the defense
bad been very weak. There seemed
nothing to do but go through the formality of a conviction. At this Juncture the prisoner said:
"Tour honor, there ls a gentleman ln
court who, if be only remembers me,
can prove that at tbe time I am, charged with having committed this crime I
was far away from here."
"Point him oat," said tbe Judge.
"That gentleman there, your honor,
witb mutton chop whiskers and
glasses."
The man. a well dressed person about
fifty years old, looked about him as if
to aee to whom the prisoner referred,
but soon becoming conscious that the
eyes of the court were upon him, mov
ed uneasily In his seat
"Will you take the stand. sirT said
the Judge.
"Who?    What?    I?"
"Yes. you!"
"There's some mistake here. 1 am
arrived only this morning from Valparaiso. 1 am interested ln a case 00
tbe calendar wblcb 1 have been informed would come up possibly today.'
"Do you know the prisoner?"
"Certainly not 1 never saw him be
fore ln my life."
"Mr. Beasley," whined the prisoner,
"you certainly 'aven't forgot John McElroy. who used to drive yon about tbe
summer you was stayln' at the ��� ho
tei, tn Lon'on?"
"1 remember a man 1 used to call
Jobn. whose cab I used frequently, out
if you are be you must have changed."
"I've cut ott my beard. Don't you
remember, sir. my drivln' you to a
lady's ouse one day and wben you
came bout yon was feelln' so tine that
Instead of the reg'ior fare you give me
a surirlgn?"
Tbe gentleman looked like a schoolboy detected In kissing one of the gins.
He looked very bard at tbe prisoner.
"1 think 1 do remember something
about that vtslt Did yon drive me
that day?"
"What date did it occur?" asked the
Judge.
"1 don't remember."
"Try."
The gentleman pat on his thinking
cap and said: "I was ln London from
the middle of April to tbe 5th of July
of tbe present year. Now 1 remember
tbat it was on tbe 4th of July 1 made
tbe visit to an American lady wbo is
now my wife. Sbe was visiting a
friend in Grosvenor square. 1 remember tbe day because lt waa our national holiday."
"Can you swear that this was tbe
man who drove you on tbat occasion?'
"No. your honor, 1 cannot"
Here tbe  witness  was  put on  the
stand and examined by the prisoner's
counsel.
"Were yon traveling for pleasure or
on business?"
"Business."
"For yourself or In tbe employ ol
Others?"
"For others."
"Did they pay yonr expenses?"
"Tbey did."
"Very well: if they paid your ex
penses you mast have kept an account
of those expenses."
"So I did. and. strange to say, those
expenses are expected to figure in the
case, tbe trial of wblcb 1 came bere to
attend, and I bave brougbt my account
book with me."
"Dave you It here In court?"
"I hnve. I did not know wben I left
my hotel but thut the case would be
called this morning, and 1 brought it
witb me."
���'Kxnmine it and see If on the 4tb ot
July In the present year you paid' a
cabman In London a sovereign."
"I am sure I never paid sued a large
sum for any cab wbile there. 1 never
rode lung dlstn tveea."
"You kep' me waitln', sir, two hours."
"Besides, I wouldn't bave charged a
private matter like tbat to uiy employers,"
"Never mind what you did or didn't
do," said the prisoner's counsel. "Ex
amln. your account book nnd let us
know whether there Is a charge of a
sovereign on July 4, 11)���, for cat) hire.'
The witness took out a small blank
hook and nervously turned over the
lenves. He seemed embarrassed and
fumbled a great deal, the prisoner's
attorney making bim more so by
sternly asking him If be waa trying
not to find tbe Item. Finally he pans
ed at a page, down which he began to
run his finger. Suddenly he stopped.
"Got It?" asked tbe lawyer eagerly
"1 wouldn't have believed It Yea.
here's the charge-a sovereign for cab
blre July 4. 19-. But there's a mark
across It. which means thnt it was not
to be charged in my expense account
when I got back home "
"Gentlemen of the Jury." snld the
attorney, "this Is a plnln case of alibi
My client has been proved to bave
been In London. B.000 miles from the
scene of the robbery, two days after
tbe crime with which be Is charged
was committed. The trip across the
Atlantic has been shortened, hut has
never been made lu less thnn four
days. The prisoner could not have
come tn America in time to commit
tbe robbery."
John McElroy was acquitted and the
day after tbe trial In company with
the witness who bad cleared bim rob
bed a bank In Canada
NEWS OF STEVESTON.
Boat Building Active���Crop Prospect-
ExceUent���Personal
News.
STEVESTON, June 18.���A fine'new
ateamer, 60 feet long, 5V_ feet draught
with 36 horsepower engines, was
launched on Sunday by the Atagi boat
builders, Stevenson, for the QuathaskI
Cannery Company, 100 or so miles up
the mainland coast. She is labelled
No. 5 and can act as a tug or a fish
carrier. The same Dullders also
turned out four scows and a 40-foot
launch for the Jarvis Inlet Creamery
Company, of Windsor. The boats are
all first-class In every respect ar-d are
a  credit  to  the Fraesr River.
The crops on Lulu Island are out
of aight. They are miles and miles
ahead of anything ln Eastern Canada.
The hay crop Is Just about ripe. It
comes to the mower about July 10th
or 12th in the east. Strawberry picking ls general. Light vegetables are
far advanced and small fruits are
coming along nicely.
Tho Progressive Association will
not meet till Monday, June 25th, after
which a supper will be held, probably
In  the L.U.L.  Hall.
Mr. William MacKenzle, of Woodward, ls driving a line new car these
days.     lt is a daisy.
the advantages of each particular
point. He could assure the complete
co-operation of the Burnaby Board
of Trade, and the Westminster Board
of Trade and Progressive Association
had each welcomed the suggestions
made.
It was agreed that the difficulty of
obtaining rock at this particular period of the year constituted a serious
problem, and Councillor Gay was au-
horlzed to ascertain the prices at
which rock could be Immediately secured.
The report of a committee which
had purchased for $2'900 a ten-ton
roller, similar to the one now ln use,
and a two horse-power gasoline pump
was adopted.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS.
CADETS GO EAST.
STEVESTON, June 19���A team of
fourteen cadets from the University
school, Mount Tolmle, Victoria, will
go east to represent British Columbia
at the Toronto exhibition, on the invitation of the militia department,
which will pay travelling expenses.
The exhibition authorities will entertain the cadets in Toronto. Dick
Wagner, son of Mr. A. Wagner, proprietor of the London Hotel here,
who has already made quite a reputation as an athlete and marksman,
has been chosen as one of this team.
The competitions include shooting,
marching, manual exercises and
physical drill, and there will be
teams competing from the other
provinces, and from England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and New
Zealand. The programme comprises
a week at Ottawa, if It can be arranged, to shoot at the D. R. A. meeting .where the cadets wfll be under
canvas. The dates are as follows:
Leave Vancouver on August 12, arrive in Ottawa, August 17; leave Ottawa August 2 4, arrive in Toronto
on August 25; leave Toronto Seplem-
ber 6, arrive in Vancouver September
11..
CLOVERDALE, June 20.---The entrance examinations commenced en
Wednesday morning with Mr. Kyle,
BjSc, o_ the Normal School, Vancouver, pr_sidlr.ig examiner. Seventeen candklatee are writing, from the
following schools: Cloverdale, 11;
Scotit Road 3; Brownsville, 2, an'd
White Rock 1.
For New University,
TACOftEA, June 15.���Steps have
been taken to raise a {250,000 fund to
purchase a site and new buildings, It
was announced by President J. C,
Zeller at the graduation exercises or
the cla?s of 1912 of the University of
Puget Sound. Seventy-f,ve thousand
dollars has been raised, and lt Is expected that the entire amount will be
in the treasury within eighteen
months. iA large main hall, to cost
$100,000; a school of science, to cost
$100,000; a library, women's dormitory, a schoo! of economics, a manual
training school, a law library, and a
heating  plant are  planned.
RICHMOND OOC NCUi.
OAMIBIE,. June 18.���At the last
monthly meeting of the Richmond
Municipal Council the B. C. Thoroughbred Association were given permission to oil the road from the
Eburn& bridge to the race track at
Minoru Park. Mr. Hugh Springer addressed the council and pomlsed that
a good Job would be made of It. He
was se-aring the use of the Burnaby oiling plant where execllent results had been obtained, and he was
sure that, apart from laying the dust
the road would be preserved by the
treatment. The association was prepared to do all the oiling at Its own
expense, because they could not get
the motorists out with the road in Its
present state. Eight thousand gallons
would be tjsed at the  present  time.
Another letter was read from Mr.
B. O. Walker, of Burnaby, telling of
the approval which had been given
his scheme for placing a Eraser Valley Information bureau in Vancouver,
and   distributing   booklets   describing
The Water Superintendent
Requests the public not to waste
water during the testing that
is going on along the pipe
lines.
TENDERS I--OR Mt*NtC_P._I_ HALL.
Sealed Tenders, endorsed "Tender for
Municipal Hall," and addressed to N.
A. McDiarmid. clerk to the council, Lad-
nur, B.C., will be received up to twelve
o'clock noon, of Friday, 28th June, 1912,
for the erection of Municipal Hall, Ladner.
Plans and Specifications can be ob-
talnad on application to the undersigned
or to the City Clerk's office, Ladner, B.��".
on receipt of a deposit of $10. which will
be refunded on return of the plans.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted bank cheque or certificate
of deposit on a ��� hartered bank of Can-
��i.t made payable to the City Clerk.
Ladner, for a sum equal to five per cent,
of the tender, whloh shall be forfeited
If the party tendering decline to enter
Into the contract when called upon to do
to.
The cheques or certificate* of deposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the signing of the contrast.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
A.  CAMPBELL HOPE,   Arch..
603 Hastings St. W, Vancouver, B.C.
  Phone 59E Seymour.
LOST���June 7th, light brown and
white pointer, answering to the
name of "Dot." Any Information
relating to the whereabouts will be
thankfully received. E. F'. Douglas.
�����������*->&<>&'^K--*-'>-$-M^
Mdclan Lumber Co.
 i ..��� ,j>
Can Supply All Kinds of 1
\   Fir, Cedar and
Spruce Lumber
There is no reuon for any ibortage of Lumber in the Delta.
PATBONIZE HOME INIiT'sriUKS.
Mills midway between Ladner and Port Guichon,
-X**i*��--M--X-<*-*l*<*^^^ ��*��s*-Hvj->.M-^����
Season 1912
Thoroughbred Sire "Hawser,"  1899. recently Imported from Ireland,  will stand  for the season  at Hastings Park, Vancouver.
"Hawser" ls a bay, 16.1 high,  registered under the Department
of   Agriculture   in   Ireland.
He is a winner under National Hunt Rules and a first prize winner at all shows exhibited. His stock are all prize winner* at differ
en. shows all over Ireland. He combines the best tsavlng b'ood at
the stud. He has proved a fruitful and sound breeder HU g|re
"Prince Charles" by "Pride of Prussia." an,l Dam "R��v��lin* Cutter"
by "Gunboat." Ounboat by "Sir Hercules." "Hawser" Is only three
generations descended from the  famous "Sir Hercules."
Fee of J40.00 charged.    Every care taken, but owner not resnons
Ible for accidents*
ADDRESS
ARTHUR DOYLE
113 Bank mf Ottawa Building
Vancouver, B. C.
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imes
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Commercial
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Call and See Sample*
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Saturday from Hie Timee Bull'-*!
Ladner, B.C. J. D. Tej-or. ��"j
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