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The Delta Times May 18, 1912

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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Ex-Councillor  H. D.   Benson
in the Field as His
The Delta municipality is about to
have a new reeve, The old reeve,
Mr. John Oliver, who has so long
taken a hand ln public affairs In the
Delta and  who  Is  personally  popular
ti rested in h'.s son's business he would
tender his resignation as Reeve.
Thereafter   It  became   necessary   that
Dominion M(it<*li Company's New Far-   Board of Trade Covered a I."t Of BusI
tory  Ih   Rapidly   Waring  Com-
The Dominion Mutch Co., Limited,
of B.C., with its head offices in New
Westminster. Is making rapid headway with the building of their t.ic-
tory on the outskirts of the city. The
public in general are well aware that
match making is a profitable enterprise    and    caters   for   the
nose at Their Itegular Weekly
The Delta (Board of Trade conducted
its ordinary business on Monday n.ght.
after the delegation from the Fraser
Street Imporwment Asosclatlon had
been heard, regarding direct transportation    facilities    to    Vancouver,    via
All Features of the Situation   Were
Thoroughly   Thrashed Out  at
Board of Trade Meeting
and yielding to the representations of
his frlendp, Councillor It. D. Benson
both with those who agree and those j consented to become a candidate for
who do not agree w'lth h.s views on the ReevsShlp and on Tuesday night
many .subjects, resigned on Saturday j resigned Ius position as I ���'uincillor.
nt Tiie events which led up to his Interview by The Delta Times, ex-
resignation have 'lVeon fully discussed J Councillor Hen-son. who has been ar-
at every street corner In the Ladner snclated with ,he municipal affairs of
district*. (Briefly stated they are as the Delta as long as it has been a
follows. The municipality requires]
and has decided on a large amount
of  road   work.     The   expenditure   ap- '
lllllons 'Eraser street, South Vancouvi
a   new   Reeve   should   1*   appointed.   There  ls"~ln  Canada   one  of   the   best      *M^���  K-  ***'���  KlttWH,  president
proximate* $15.000. The request for
tenders was placed upon the door of
the present municipal building. In
some quarters It Is suggested that this
method of advertising was insufficient.
He that as lt may, It appears that
among local men there was knowledge
that tenders were wanted. Among
the tenders was Mr. Oliver's son.
-tin Saturday the tenders were fully
considered and the council unanimously awarded the contract to Mr.
Oliver's son with the exception of a
portion relating to a bridge near
OHincillor Kiikland's property, which
was awarded to a lower tenderer. In
the portion of the work in which the
tender will be handled by Mr. Oliver's
son. the lowest tender waa accepted.
The man ln the street Immediately
began to ask questolns, but Investigation has failed to elicit from part.es
n the best position to Judge anything
that could be attacked as wrong-do-
ing. Mr. Oliver, after the council had
awarded the contract to his son, explained that as he was financially in-
munlclpality, explained hi- position In
the mutter. He declared that everything had been fair and above hoard
and that the suggestions of any crookedness   was   not   borne   out   by   facts.
object   lessons   in   the   world   In   the
great success which attended the Venturis of  the  late  Mr.   Eddy,  at  Hull.,
It   is a  fact  tlis't   Eddy  "made"   Hull'
and  Hull   "made"   Eddy.       Although
Eddy's   plant   was   burned   down   live |
different times',  the big industry made
Its  stockholders  r.ch.   and   when   Mr.
Eddy   died    hi     W is    worth    millions.
There  ls  no   reason  why  New   Westminster  should  not   become  a  second
p/ed the chair. The following gentlemen were unanimously elected
members of the Hoard: Messrs.
Wrlghtson, A. York, II. W. Haire,
E,   Hutcherson aid  II.  Lewis.
Tli.. Bridge Committee's report was
In the form of two letters, one from
the Dominion government and the
other .from the Provincial government,
In regard to the suggestion that they
undertake   a   survey   of   the   best   and
���Hull, and In fact, shouid become far|m"st practicable site of bridging the
better known, for Its match Industry, ' Eraser from Ladner, with a view to
than  any   other   place   In   the   world.
train connection with Vancouver.
He exolalhed there was an amount of   There are reasons for saying this, and      The  Federal  government secretary.
dlssatls'a-ctlon among teanw'er* wh
were of opinion that the work should
be done by day tabor. (Mr. Renson
said that the Counc.l had considered
this very  carefully  and  had  deliber
ately come to the conclusion that in | the whole world. The manufacture
the Interests of the ratepayers aa a j of matches provides employment for
whole It was better and cheaper to an enormous number of hands, and
do th? work by contract. Mr. Ben-1 although manual labor Is reduced to
son declared that the decision come
bo by the Council was unanimous and
it is because the process the Do- j "��� A- t-isrocnera, wrote to the effect
minion Match Company, Limited, will tnat 't appeared more of a Provincial
use, Is known as the "Parker Con- government matter and of the munl-
tinuou.s Process," a process which will|otpaMtles immediately concerned. The
revolutionize   the   match   industry   of
depreciated any suggestion that Mr.
Oliver was getting an undue advantage. Indeed, Mr. Benson went so far
as to declare that .n his ..pinion the
contract as let was no snap and would
require very careful management to
make It profitable. He added that the
council's solicitors had been instructed to draw up a binding agreement
with Mr. Oliver, jr., calling for guarantees that the work would be carried
out in the strictest adherence to the
King   Edward   Ordered   to   Resume   Customs   Authorities   Primed    From
Work on the Fraser���Not Again     I      Other Side to Make Trouble for
to Leave Her Home River. Fraser River Men.
Through the persistent efforts of ' As stated yesterday, a number of
Mr. J. D. Taylor, M.P., the dredge fishermen resident near the mouth of
King Edward ls at last about to re- the Fraser, and following their call-
turn to work on the Fraser river, af- ing between there and the Gulf, have
ter an  asbence  of three    months at   had the unpleasant experience of be-
j although  manual  labor
ia   minimum   in   the   process   used   by
the   Dominion   Match   Company,   the
enterprise  will  still  mean   the   devel-
I opment   of   a   large   and   prosperous
I community.    iAs to what It will mean
. to   the  stockholders,   time   alone   can
l tell,   but   With   the   best   match,   the
-est  machines,   and   with   the   people
who will have charge of its management, tere i sno reason why the company should not reap handsome profits
and   pay  large   dividends and   greatly
enhance the price of stock.
"Parker's (.'���ontinuous Process," for
the making of matches, is a new invention. It is an invention that affects the whole world, because every
man, woman and child in the universe
uses matches.
It is an invention which will soon
startle the public, make it sit up and
take notice and then marvel that such
a thing had not been produced before.
This Invention will revolutionize the
match-making Industry of the  world.
It will eventually supplant all other
systems just as day follows night, just
as   the   trolley  super<eded   the   cable
Vancouver, dredging at the mouth of Ing vistied by an official of the cus-
Faise Creek.   This news waa received toma with the direction to surrender ! and horse cars. Just a sthe luxurious
last evening, In a telegram from Mr. their boats to remain  under seizure   limited   train   took   the   place   of  the
A.  K. Dufresne, who is the officer ln on the charge of violation of the eBs-   old slow-moving coaches, just as thei daily    service    would   mean    making
chief   engineer   had,    however,    been
asked   bo examine and  report on  th6!
The   Hon.   T.   Taylor,   Minister   Of
Public Works, Provincial government,
said the executive council of that government   had   considered   the   matter, \
and instructed him to write that they;
could   not   undertake   the  surveys  at j
The report was adopted.
Communications    from    Mr.    J.    D. j
Taylor,   M.P.,   were  read,   Informing
the Board in regard to their requests,
that Mr. Keei.er, district* engineer, had!
been  instructed to  expend out of his
general appropriation $3,000 for a new
wharf at Ladner; also that Mr. Keefer1
had  been  instructed  to attend  to  the j
dredging  at  Ladner   Immediately.        I
The secretary was Instructed to
thank Mr. Taylor for his letters and
action  in  these matters.
Mr. T. E. Ladner supplemented Mr.
Taylor's letter by giving the Informa- I
tion that the "Fruhling" would be set!
temporarily to dredge the Ladner |
channels at once, and that subsequent- j
ly the "King Edward" would be des-:
patched to do the work more com- j
Correspondence with the post office
authorities for a daily mall service to j
East Delta,  via the G.N.R., resulted;
ln  a  letter  from  the  Superintendent ���
ot Mail Service,   pointing  out  that  a
charge at Ottawa of dredging opera-   toms regulations, or in the alternative I ocean  liner  replaced  the  sailing ves-
tlons. 'to put up bonds to the value of the , **������
It was because  the    new   minister   craft.    Several of the men concerned
If only for your own education, you
did  not   understand    that     the  King   have been to town to Interview    Mr.
F.dward  had  been    reserved  for  the   J. D. Taylor, M.P., In connection with
work  on  the  Fraser,  which  of  Itself    the   matter,   which   he   has   promised j '��� bound   to
is far  more than    one    dredge    can   to take up with the customs depart-
handle,  that  he  yielded  In  February   ment, in the meanwhile advising the
last  to  the  representations    of work   fishermen to give the bonds required
urgently required at False Creek, and   so that they may not be left without
which  he was told would    take only   the use of their boats.
The trouble Is In connection with
the delivery of fish at Point Roberts.
For the greater part of the year that
Is the only available market for these
fishermen, that Is, the only market
to which the fish can be delivered so
promptly  as  not  to  spoil,  and  with
should   know   about   this   new  system
or method for making matches which
be  a  wonderful  success,
two months to complete. Now lt
turns out that there was no urgency
���u all, since the channel partly dug
by Ihe King Edward ls ot no use
without other extensive work, Inside
the bridges, for which the department
has   made   no   preparations   and   has
(Continued  mm  Bocona  rase.)
no plant.    So that the three months'   out the use of other convoyance than
work has been lost from    the North   the   fishermen's  boats,   mainly   gaso-
Arm of the Fraser without any compensating advantage to False Creek.
Early in April Mr. Dufresne wrote
that he had sent word to Mr. Rayfleld,
the   "superintendent   of   dredges,"   to
Ladner Gun Club Is  Having a  Most
Successful   Series  of  Shoots
���Tho Scores.
line launches.    There Is no Canadian
customs  port  on  the  route    between
the  fishing grounds  and   Point   Rob- j
erts, and  though the port    of White |
Rock  Is  in  sight  it  is  not  available
so regulate the work on False Creek | ,,n account of the distance to which
that the King Edward could be re- the sand flats extend, to **ay noth'.:���.***
turned   to  the  Fraser  by  the   1st  of   0f the loss of time that would be ln-
May. But for some reason this Instruction proved Ineffective, and a
telegram to that effect was sent to
the department by Mr. Taylor a
week ago. The order of yesterday
w*as the result. The minister has
written to Mr. Taylor that the dredge
"������111 not be taken away again from
the work in the Fraser. As the rto-
Partment ordered lasi week thnt the
channel to Ladner sh'ould be dredgeil
at once, that Is likely to be the first
work upon which the King Edward
will engage.
volved   In   getting  to  and   from   that |
point.     So   by  common   consent . the |
formality of customs    entry    appeu-s
to have been waived  for many years
The first trophy shoot was held at
the Ladner Gun Club traps on Tuesday evening, May 7th. The attendance was smaller than expected, ow-
i-~ ia o'her attractions, bot very joofl
scores were made by those taking
part. The second sl.oot took place
on Tuesday. May 14th, and 18 shooters lined up. Following- art the
scores,  2*5  bird events:
Cloverdale the distributing office for
Delta, and delayed mail matter addressed to Ladner that was really intended   for  Delta.
The letter concluded by offering to
have  the service  between  Delta  post
(Continued oa Seeoad Page.)
Delightful and Varied Programme Is
Well Rendered hy All the
1 rae!-.* Ending to the Prnsi*-c-*1liig Trip
of  K nud  Hansen ru-portcd by
VICTORIA, May 13���Wireless messages from the steamer Tees via Es-
tevan on Saturday tell of the tragic
end.ng of a prospecting trip to Quatsino Sound. Knud Hansen, 30 years
old, lent the pul'p mill on Quatsino
Hound on Alprll 2nd on a prospecting
trip, and when he failed to return
long arter the specified time a search
party was organized and sent out. Not
until Thursday was the search productive of resul'ts, his body being
found washed up on the mud flats in
Marble Cove. Quatsino Sound.
sloop having evidently been  wrecked
A   verdict  of  accidental   death
returned at an Inquest held  at Quatsino. '.where the deceased  was buried
today.   He waa a native of Denmark.
past.    It was well  known  to  persons j "llsh   Brawn     22    17
concerned   that   the   fishermen   from i *"V'*''; s"'m    16     ls
the mouth of the river derived a great I ���""���   '!-1M"    13      9
' (l.  Murphy   1���18
T. ii. Driver 24���19
part of their income from Point Rob-
efts, and nn one thought uf anything |
surreptitious  or  any  offense   in   that
It seems that the cannery receiving the fish took long chances with
the United States customs, but utter
many years' immunity from Interference the American officers got busy
and laid a charge of bringing In fish
without payment of duty. This was
acknowledged, and a fine stated to
be $15,000 was paid. The Am?rican
officers In their examination of the
cannery books found the names of
the Canadian fishermen who had been
supplying the fish, and sent these to
Ottawa with the request for the action which has now been taken.
Mr. Taylor has been In correspondence with Ottawa on the matter1
already, and has received a promise
that the case will be carefully looked
Into, in view of the special circumstances. The department is not so
much   concerned   with   the   failure  to
h,a i report outwards, as with the fact that
no report was made on the return of
, ,*' the vessels so that the customs had
1 no means of knowing whether or not
goods were brought In on the return
trip. But the isolated situation of
Point Roberts makes substantial return traffic almost an impossibility.
The concert of the Delta Glee Club
given last week was from an artistic
point of view a great success. The
fallowing programme was rendered:
���'r-onin? ch&n'S���"O (""anidn."
Part song ���"Ye Shepherds Tell  Me."
Glee  Club	
 Miss I. M.  Dann
 Mr.  J.  W.  Rudd
 Miss H. O. Malaher
The Crusaders" Glee Huh
 Miss !.  M.  Dann
.... JM1""*" It. G.  Malaher
Glee���"The Miller's Wooing."
Glee Club.
I Pin no Solo
Tenor solo
| Violin solo
Part song-
! Piano Solo
'Violin solo
E.  A.  Bown    17���1* j Violin sclo. .....   Mis- H. G Malaher
(W.   H.   Wilson     22���17 I Pass solo. ..... .Mr.  Bernard  Howard
Wit.  Taylor    15���17 i Plai o Bolo Miss I.  M.  Dann
P. Clark   19 19 ' Pur. song���"The Cruskeen Lat* n."
H.   It.   Wilson    16���15 1 Glee  OlUb,
Geo. Graner    *. io��� 9  Violin sclo iMias ii. <"',. Malaher
P- ir  i  Solo M1--S I.  M.  Dann
Pait songs���(1) "My Love's I.ik>.> n
Red. Red Rose": (21 "Shine On 0
J*, oon."
C irdlai approval marked the reception or all the I.ems and speetlon men-
 17���16'tion   Is due  to  the accompanist.  Miss
  | L. Kirkland and the leader. Mr. E. T.
nitisanck. ! Calvert
 15���. .
W.   Brewster   	
    9 ��� 10
A. BdanDona d 	
 11 ��� 13
Wm.   Hearl     11 ���
II. Guichon    15���
H. J. Hutcherson  	
To   the   Editor:   I   would   be glad  to
know if there la a pound  bylaw, and
If so, why it is not carried into effect
i in   the  village.    Almost  any  day  one
VICTORIA, B. C, May 11.���Notice
Is given by the registrar oif joint stock
companies for the province of the appointment  of  Mr.  William  J.   Watson
VICTORIA,  B. C.    May    11.���The
council   of  public   instructions   having
a   n��w   assisted
of Lady-smith, as attorney for the I Jecided to establish
Tree Copper Co.. Ltd., and .- Iso of the 'school at Killamey. In theJvam'oope
appointment of Mr. Alfred Shaw of division ot Yale. rHstrict ��he current
Vancouver, as official liquidator un- Issue of the provlncia Gazette con-
der the windlag-up act for the An- tains a specific redefinition of the
chop Investment Co., Ltd. .boundaries of the new school district
can see a number of horess at large
about the streets, which is very dangerous to children and an annoyance
to the public. Our council deserves
a great deal  of credit  at  the  manner
in  which   our streets and  lanes have .,
been   put   into   shape,   and   I   think   it. "tt_e   town   of   Ladner   With  one aide
is  the   duty   of   the   residents   to   try   ��* ��ts hfrad shot away should  not he
Thait  magnificent  body   which  cares
for dumb animals���the Prevention of
'"Yuelty to Animals���should renew its
vigilance in Ladner.    it is complained
that   there   is   a   plague   of   unowned;
canines about.    If that Is so the anl- j
mala   should   he   destroyed   so   far   as;
possible.   DS*ir!e"**��.y   and  the  spectacle
of an unclaimed pointer running aihout j
tb   main   thoroughfares   of   the   good
and keep them in a repsectable manner.
VICTORIA. B.C.. May 13.���The
Provincial government has assumed
the payment of all expenses ln connection   with   the  funfcairl8  of  the  late
Provincial Constfablea Aston and Kind- ' things both great
ness. tioth of whom lost -heir lives the hanging of Coleridge's albatross
while in the discharge of duty. Three round the neck of those w^ho give
months' salary will also be paid In unnecessary suffering to animals
each instance to the relatives of the would on_y be a case of the punlsh-
deceased officers. ment fitting the crime.
seen.       Curt her.   the   laying  down   nf
poison   within   the   town   limits   and
without   any  obvims  purpose  should i
be suppressed.    Stray dogs should not,
be allowed  to wander hut the  ordin- I
ary dictates of humanity should .'nsure
that   the   extermination   of  what   has
been   called  man's  best   friend  should
be carried on in decency and In order.
'"He  prnyeth  best  who  lovest  best alt'
and   small."   and
The Delta Board of Trade held an
Important and lengthy meeting on
Monday night, In MnNeely's Hall, Ladner. at whl'-h a deputation from the
I'raser Street Improvement Association,   South   Vancouver,   was  heard   .n
regard to mon- direct transportation
between Ladner ami Vancouver city.
via   Fraser   Street.     Besides   a   �� iodly
representation of the Board there wai
a large attendance of bhe general
public present. Mr. R, I". Kittson,
president of the Board, presided, and
.��lr. W. J. l.antilng, secretary, supported  him.
The president, out or oourteey to
the deputation, altered the ti.sual routine and with the consent of the meeting,  heard the deputation  first
Mr. Hodgson, the first speaker, is
president of the South Vancouver
Board of Trade, but he carefully dissociated himself from appearing as a
representative of his Board and spoke
as a private citizen. 'He said there
could be absolutely no question that
direct communication would be for
the benefit of Ladner, South Vancouver and Vancouver City. Although it
mattered little to him personally what
particular route wis adopted he favored the Fraser avenue one. Some
people seemed to think lt necessary
that they should have a bridge Tuning over from Ladner to Woodwards
to get that direct connection. That
was not so. They could have a ferry.
If it were not possible to take freight
cars across that ferry it could he made
large enough to take automobiles and
teams and to build a tram line direct
through to Vancouver City. The reason he favored the Fraser Avenue
route was that at present it was the
only grade across the North Arm.
Councillor Thomas,   South   Vancouver, said it was 10 years since he had
last visited  Ladner and  he felt more
satisfied   than  ever  that  they  wanted
djrect connection with the city of Vancouver.    It was up to them as South
Vurocouver along with the population
of  Ladner   to   get   together  and   pull
together  In  order   to  get   that  direct
connection.    He did not see any impossibility in the matter if they worked together.    Vancouver City wanted
the  products of Delta  farms and  of
course Delta wanted eheLr trade.    He
referred   to   the   meeting    with    Mr.
Glover In Vancouver when the matter
was   very  fully   discussed.       It   had
flagged a l.'ttle since then.   He thought
the B.C.   Electric Company was now
alive  to  the question and  he did not I
think they would have such hard work I
to   Impress  them   with   the   necessity I
of a connecting tram line.    He could
assure  them  they   were   doing  all  ln
their power to forward the movement'
and  he hoped their Board  of    Trade
and Municipal Council would take up
the matter an dhelp them out.    They
had now got the Fraser Avenue grade
cut    down    and    were    < 'nuhiing    the'
track on Pake road, and by the time
that  was done  they  would   have  the
grade    completed   and   run   the   line)
down  to  the Eburne line.    That was
ifive miles of the road completed.     Ile|
understood  the distance  from Ladner
to Vancouver in a direct line was only
11   or  12  m.les.    They could  rest  as-1
sured Ladner would have all the help
they could afford them.
Mr. Brown said Delta had the richest soil in B.C. and Vancouver wanted Its products. Delta had also Boundary Bay and they wanted that as a
playground. They were only 14 or 15
miles from the City of Vancouver In
direct line and eventually when the
river was bridged they would form
the residential part of greater Vancouver. In Chicago they travelled .10
and 40 miles to get to business. With
reference to the Fraser Street Association they had put on a short temporary service across the ferry, but
that was simply an Introduction. They
could not afford to wait for a bridge
across the river. In a conversation
with Mr. Glover, of the B.C. Electrlo
Company, that gentleman stated the
com par y were willing to extend the
line through thp Delta but to erect
a  '���.'.sc   was too  expensive.
The boards of trade of Delta and
other municipalities interested should
write and ask the government to establish a proper car ferry. A great
many people in Vancouver had never
heard of the Delta district Intelligently
and did n->t know where it was or
anything about it. Delta had 40,000
acres and a population of about 1.000.
There was no reason why they should
not have 20.000 of a population if they
go* a residential portion of that city
bere. Ho annealed for a united effort to effect their object. Delta com- |
plained that Vancouver City market
was unsatisfactory. That was so. hut
lt was not the fault of th,. Market
Committee; they had no means of direct communication with the farmers.
If they had farmers could deal direct
with the consumer and do away with
the  profits of the  middleman.
Mr.  Gale asserted  that much of thej
Delta farm produce first went to New i
Westminster   and   then    was   sent   t"'
Vancouver   to   be   sold   at   enhanced
prices.    If they had direct communication  with  Vancouver and  the   pro-j
ducer   brought   into   touch    with   the i
consumer, the ratepayers  of Vanc.vu-J
Ver would look after the City Market |
and cee  they  were not  charged   two
prices.    They   had   been   working   on;
this matter for the last seven or eight,
months and they wanted the aid of
Delta. The representative bodies of
Delta,    Richmond.    South    Vancouver
and Vaneouver city should be united
on this subject.
Mr. (1. Stewart, president of the
Fraser Avenue A*asocla'tion, said h*
hoped soon they would have the construction of Praser Rtreet, from the
South Ami of the Praser River to
Burr ird Inlet. The ll C.T5.R, was
on-lj Just waiting to he asked to "on-
tlnue their line and as soon as they
realize it is really necessary they will
lose   no   tlmi    making   the   extension.
Mr. Martin, secretary of the Association, gave an account of Its formation and Its work. The Vancouver
Board of Trade was deeply Interested
in their present scheme for direct
communication with the Delta. President Er-klne and Mr. Blair, of that
Board, through pressure of work, regretted they could not attend that
meeting, hut wished them success and
to assure the Delta Board of their
heartv co-operation in the scheme.
Mr. Blair had as,ked him. the speaker,
to furnish the Board with a written
statement regarding the meeting that
night. He wound up in the same
strain as the i ther speakers, unity of
effort and co-operation with the other
municipal bodies interested.
The chairman replied to the delegation that the whole ouestlon had
been before the Board, who had
evinced great enthusiasm in the project. A joint committee with other
boards had been appo:nted and had
met in Vancouver under the presidency of Mr. Erskine. At that meeting n permanent committee had been
anpolnted to work on the question of
the bridge. There were two members from South Vancouver and two
from Delta on that committee. Those
from Delta weTP Instructed to go-
ahead and report periodically to their
centres. It was a question they were
not going to lose sight of. and the
words that had fallen from the deputation had not fallen on barren
ground, but would bear fruit.
Mr. Martin begged leave to refer to
another question. The Fraser Street
Association had appointed1 a transportation committee and with the assistance of Richmond had started a Terry
service via Ladner and Woodwards
and a motor bus service thence te
South Vancouver. The question of a
bridge must necessarily take some
time. He had it on good authority
that the Provincial government could
not see its way to give assistance towards the eonwru-ction of a bridge at
Woodward*. They had more hope of
a grant from the Dominion government. Mr. Vasey had gone t'"> a great
deal of expense i'n the motor bus service between the present terminus of
the Fraser Street line nnd Woodwards
Landing and he asked for the cooperation of Ddta in thi*" matter. It
appeared that Mr. Brewster did pot
feel it expedient to continue longer
the ferry service between Ladner and
Woodwards. Mr. Vasey had arranged
for another boat, one that had r"n
between Harrison and Chil'iwack. Tt
was a larger boat than Mr. Hrewster'3,
although that sentleman b'.l given
them excellent trans*pprt*ati*>n he f--*t
the larger boat would afford better
business and carry freight and horses
as well as oassengers. Mr. Vnsev
hoped that the Board of Trade would
give him their mora' support.
dn answer to a call. fMntaln Brewster exolalned his position. He felt
a dividenee in sneaking on this subject and had not intended to take
any part in the discupsion, Hewer,
he migh; as well te'l them that he
had been taking 'rom msson.gers
crowing the river on the yfn l "ird
-���in the ennrtn""" sum of ?'- ir! fares
ner dav. oi -m avera*re Thnt did
not nav. When thev had a car line
connection 1' might nay with fre'*rht
and possibly 40 passengers as we".
At present I" would rot pay a '..it
unless it were bonussed. The m itor
bus service wns not popular, at t>re��-
pnt. and thev might take it from him
that the person who operated the boat
would not makp his fortune quickly.
These, of course, were simply his sentiments.
Mr T. E. Ladner recapitulated his
report, as a member of the joint committee, appointed to promote direct
communication with Vancouver, made
to the Board at a previous meeting
They were still working away and
would continue to work. Richmond
had taken up the matter to a certain
extent. He was confident th��y wou'd
-.fin double, treble and even quadruple their population in the Delta. Re
knew people ln San Francisco, who
1/ver 60 miles from their husine's
quarters and there was nothing to
hinder them from going 20 or "0
m'ie.s. They specially wanted market
facOltles. Turning to the ferry scheme
he counselled the building ot slip'
hy which they could take load across
the river at any time d-ri'ng the 2 4
hours. That would be comparatively
inexpensive. The B.C.E.R. Company's representatives. Mr. Sperling,
and others, had promised to coma
over and see the gr>und here tof
themselves as to the construction of
a line. Mr. Glover had been there
and   was  very  much   impressed   with
(Continued  on Second   P-#e ) THE DELTA TIMES
SATI'IUKVY, MAY 18, 1912.
Delta Mercantile Co.
The r.ew  store   I-   nearing  completion  and   we  expect   in   a  few
days tu  open  up  in  full  blast.
In the meantime we would ask you not to overlook the fact
that we carry the best assorted and freshest line of groceries in town.
Fresh   bakery  goods nlmays  on   hand.
Delta Mercantile Co.
Phone 37
Wc 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
A good way to put us to the test is right
now.   COME.
The Royal BanK of Canada
Incorporate** IMS.
fcAPITAL PAID-UP . -    �� 6,251,1180
RBSmiVK FUND  * 7,050,188
Total Assets Over One Hundred and Teat. Millions.
Jtocomnts ol Out-of-Ziomn Customers Simon Special Jfttention
Acc<V nm may be opened with depoaiU of ONE DOLIiAR    and    Upward*
Interest paid, or credited, half-yearly on Jane    SOth aad    December
81st, each year. ��
Formed WlUi Energetic Officers Appointed���Lulu I-land's Opportunities.
(Continued f-om First Page.)
tht ferry idea which be had pooh-
poohed at tirst. At present there was
im use rais.ng products "or the Vancouver market, as by the G.N.1-.
route they would be lucky if they
put the stuff there within a week.
Vancouver was their market if they
had transportation facilities. 'He sug-
gt-ster delegates from Delta, Richmond, South Vancouver and Vancouver City tn go to Victoria ana ask
I a subsidy from the government for
the ferry.
IMr, Swanson elicited from Captain
Brewster th��t not more than ten minutes was saved by the ferry route over
the SU .eston trip. Mr. Swanson was
also   sceptical   aa  to   the   number   o.'
STEVESTuN, May 13.���Richmon
Municipality has formed a Progress
Club and at a meeting held at Steveston on Thursday night attar enrolling
_'3 members, elected Its office beereis
as follows: Hun, president, Reeve
Bridge; president, P. & Falkr.er; vice-
president, W. S. Trite.; secretary, F.
T. Beniteau; treasurer, A. A. Parker;
execuptive committee, J. B. O'Neill, J.
M. Steeves, W. Walker, T. B, Boones
and S. A. Ryder.
The apparent lethargy otf a rural
municipality has given way to an active recognition of Richmond's natural advantages ir. the martter of deep
avater frontage, Its situation on the
emibouchure of the Fraaer river, Its
rich agricultural land and the fishing
Metropolis within  its boundaries.
The constant traversing of Lulu
Island l>y engineers and survey parties also awakened the residents to
its Importance as a railroad route.
The assured presence of the B. C. E.
Railway and the well-founded prospects of the penetration of the Island
by the C. N, R. line, as well as other
agencies, have so stimulate-! the energies of the citizens that they only
required a lead to organize for a systematic development of Richmond.
This they got on Thursday night, at
Steveston, and they enthusastlcally
Reeve W. Bridge presided over the
meeting and received a cordial reception on rising to speak. He contrasted the backward conditions of the
municipality which prevailed five
years age. with those which obtained
now. They had today good roads !
and great improvements going on, a
water By_tem and a sewerage scheme.
The municipality was settling up rapidly. In fact they were in the tran-
sit'onary stage from a rural to a
mantufacturing community. Richmond's Inducements for Industrial
Bites could not be surpassed.
Dr. E. S. Rowe of the Progress
Chiib, Vancouver, gave a most inspiriting address on the great potentialities involved ln the Oreater Vancouver harbor project antl the expansions
in trade and properity to all the surrounding municipalities whrh would
eurely follow in Its wake. The opening of the Panama Calnal and the opportunities for trade it would offer
ar.d the advtanges of the Pacific
Coast ports to the grain trade of the
Northwestern provinces were eloquently dld-ited upon. He emp.K.-
sized the Importance of united co-operation amongst the municipalities
materially interested and the necessity of preparation.
Messrs. P. S. Falkr.er, W. T. Walker, Beniteau and others, also sipoke
in the same strain of optimism and
the cl_fo was formed with the office
bearers as above mentioned.
During the progress of the meeting
the Reeve unfortunately had to leave
through suflden indisposition and his
plaice was taken by Mr. Falnner.
for Information regarding teh Delta
and asking for any literature on the
locality. He gave h:::i all the Information he could in reply.
Mt. A. Davie asked If that was the
same outfit as the Information Bureau
in Van-oouver. If ao, a gentleman had
told bim he had asked how he could
get to the Delta, and they could not
tell  him.
Mr. Calvert thought they should get
up some printed matter in pamphlet
The suggestion was approved of
and on Mr. Fisher's motion plate
views  were   ordered    to   be   inserted. | people   benefited   by   the   ferry   route
not sp^ak ahum .t. Whether the government would subsidize one he did
not   know.
-dr. Fisher pointed ont thnt the
meeting had already em.phia-.zed their
position in the matter. He disagreed
with Mr. Paterson that the 8.CQ_.il.
would not hear of a ferry. He had
accompanied Mr. Huchaii, of the
B.C.E.R. t. Boundary Bay thc- other
day. <>n their journey that gentleman went into ecstacies over its
unkiue pi ssloilitles as golf links and
the erection nf a splendid hotel. He
was greany taken with the country
and especially the beauty of the hedges
which reminded him of old England.
he said, lie stated in these words:
''What we want In this district is a
tram line to Woodwards and a ferry
that will bring motors across."
The cost  was limited  to  $50.
Market  Concerns,
.Mr. J. McMillan, manager of the
Vancouver City Market, was then allowed to speak in ne.'ence of his Institution, which he complained had
been unjustly criticised by Mr. E. Calvert and Mr. Ladner.     He stated that
to Vancouver and indignant at the
subsidy idea for it. Westham Island
people had as much right to a subsidy
as any of them. As to the bridge
scheme they would require two bridges
to get across to Woodwards. The
discussion  then  ceased.
Mr.  Martin  thanked  the  Board  for
the only two members of their Board the courteous hearing the deputation
Who had sent anything to Vancouver toad received and expresed himself
market were Messrs. Calvert and ' aa satisfied that the members would
Huticheson. He explained the trans-| keep the object of their visit ln view
actions which Mr. Calvert had with and give it proper consideration,
the object of exculpating the market. The chairman���We are glad to know
He stated  he  was bound by a bylaw  that   the   people   on   the   other   Side
not to charge more than 10 per cent,
on potatoes and hay. He had got
that reduced to lxk  per cent.    Butter
take the same Interest as we do ourselves.
Mr. E. T. Calvert proposed a very
and eggts were charged Ave per cent, ��� hearty vote of thanks to the gentle-
In regard to Mr. Ladner's charge men tPOm South Vancouver for their
that the market was an American , v-s|t and explanations. There was no
storehouse,  he repudiated it. doubt  the  ferry service, at the  pres-
Mr. Ladner explained that Mr. |ent t|mei tt-a_ not a particular suc-
Kerr. grain dealer m Vancouver, had|cesa He did think If they worked
made the statement and asked him j together for a ferry and tram service
to bring it to the attention of the I they w.uld get It. That would be
Board of Trade. So far as he was enough for the present; the bridge
personally    concerned     he    had    one   could take care of itself.
transaction  with  the Vancouver market and It was before Mr. McMillan's
Mr. T. E. Ladner seconded and the
vote was unanimously passed and ten-
time.    He got nothing out of it.    His  dered.
returns  were  nill  and   frittered  away j     Mr. S.  Fisher said ibefore the  gen-
i'n   charges. | tlemen left he 'wished to refer to what
Mr. Calvert wa.s willing to let the ; he believed was an undue reflection
matter go so far as the potato trans- ' on Mr. Brewster. Mr. Brewster
action was considered, but as regards  would  not  be  justified  in   cutting  off
the hay, shaking his head, dolefully
Mr. Calvert merely ejaculated "Oh,
Dr. Wiilson 'had then a fling at the
Vancouver market and roused Mr.
MoMillan's wrath by a reference to
the unsatisfactory reputation of the
market.     ���
Dr. Wilson said the market people
might be blamed for things they did
not  do,
Mr. Calvert���Xo doubt the great
drawback is Its inaccessibility. There
was no such troulble with Xew Westminster, neither demurrage nor handling charges.
A member spoke in SUPJM-lt of Vancouver market and said he had received splendid prices for his Bartlett  pears*.
One of Mr. McMillan's statements
was such that Mr. Ladner triumphantly exclaimed: "So I was right in
my complaint after all, ' a remark
which the speaker made no comment
Mr. McMillan was thanked for his
address and the Incident closed.
(C.nttnu-* *   trmtm First Pa*..)
oflice  and   Ladner  "Increased  in   fre
After some discussion it was felt
expedient to accept the offer of a
mure frequent service and on the notion of Mr. C. Brown, this course was
PubU-Mty Report.
Mr. E. T. Calvert submitted Uhe
Publicity Committee report. He gave
an account of the elaborate accommodation    and    extensive   scope   pro-
Mr. Warren Conlan, Well-Known Actor of Winnipeg,   Expires  ag   Re
Finishes  Minx  of Play.
WINNIPEG, May 15.���Warren
Conlan, a well known character and
Shakespearean actor, dropped dead
on the stage of the Orpheum Theatre here tonight just before the close
of a or.e-act play, entitled "Man to
Man," ln which he was supported toy
Frank  Keenan.
the Steveston service and running only
to Wood'wards. as some people seemed to think. That coul dnot toe expected. Mr. Brewster had done his
best and the proposition had1 not paid.
Here was the point, although he enjoyed the trip, via Woodwards, going
by himself, he would not take his
wife and family that way. There
\vas also the interest of others down
the river to be considered' and they
had a right to the continuation of
Mr. Brewster's services to Steveston���
two years ago he had not use for the
ferry scheme���now he stood for It,
but there must be a tram line in connection with it. The bus business was
not suitabl-e. If they had a tram line
connection there would be no question of subsidizing; the ferry would
pay for Itself. They should' concentrate upon the tram connection. Air.
Brewster had done his duty ln every
sense. On one occasion the speaker
had crossed the ferry with one passenger; returning there were only
After asknowledging the votes of
thanks, the deputation withdrew.
The speakers were all heartily applauded during their speeches.
After the Delegation had retired,
Mr. A. D. Paterson said he had listened to the discussion that night, and
during the whole of lt. had never
heard a word of getting a tramway
from the road nearest approaching
their own municipality. He thought
if the energies of the Board of Trade
had been concentrated on that they
would have had it by that time. If
they had transportation down by New
Westminster it would only take them
about half an hour more to get round
to Vancouver. The Chilliwack people
had been misrepresented as to their
attitude to the B.C.'E.'R. Company
He   was  In
The lacrosse match between Westham Lacrosse Club and the Ladner
Beavers will 'be played on the Westham Island grounds on Thursday eve- I and their freight rates,
nirog. May 23rd at six o'clock p.m. jChilUwack about a we>ek ago and
I A big bunch of rooters are expected j found the people were perfectly satis-
down from Ladner and a great con-!fie.d with the B.C.E.R. transporta-
test __ anticipated. The game will j tion to Vancouver. It was up to the
start at six o'clock sharp. A special people of this district to start getting
boat wilfl leave l_adn*r at 5.30. The i a connection with that line. He be-
giame will be over in time to allow , lieved ��n the _;reatest good for the
Ladner supporters' to return by the ! greatest number. If they got a conr
(ordinary run of the "New Delta." It; nectlon from the Scott Road through
posed for the Progress Club, Vancou-iis hoped that the fair sex will attend j their municipality it would be doing
ver. He was getting terms from the as the rule Is ladies free. The line-! the greatest good to the greatest num-
secretary as to what conditions they up of the Westham Isiland Bows will ber. He was in thorough sympathy
would be allowed space for an ejf- be :M. Palmer, L. Tambohne, J. Trim, j with the direct line to Vancouver, but
hibit from the Delta on their premises, j J. Savage. C H. Trim, H. Savage, that was for the future. The B.C.
There was also a communication fromlW. Savage, H. Wright, C. Trim, W. B.R. Company would not entertain
Mr.  Whitehead,   the   Belgian   consul, JTamboline and A. Trim. ' the  ferry project at all;   they  would
(Continue.!  from  First  Page.)
eliminates the handling of matches
by hand, and reduces the cost of manufacture over 50 per cent.
Just as water seeks its level, sn
does every labor and thought-saving
Invention replace a slower, more costly and less effectual system.
In this age of progress no man can
consistently doubt . wWat the future
holds forth in the world of invention.
When one stands off and takes a
perspective view he sees what a
mighty influence inventions have Had
ln this wonderful development. The
old methods are superceded by
quicker and more efficient systems.
Parker's Continuous Process for
making matches will gradually supercede the other methods of nfatch
making, and the person who has the
foresight to see into its future and
invests in the stock of the Dominion
Match Co., Ltd., of B.C., will be the
one that will share In the great reward by the increased valuation of
their stick and the dividends that
are bound to come.
Anyone in Xew Westminster in the
next few days should see one of these
wonderful match-making machines,
which is on exhibition at White &
Shiles, real estate office, 746 Columbia Street. Mr. Alfred E. White Is
president of the company, and His
Honor Mayor John A. Lee, is one o."
the  directors.
TjlAREWELL, fair day and fading light!
A      The  clay  born  here,   with  westwaid
Marks the huge sun now downward soar.
Farewell 1   We twain shall meet no more,
T**AREWELL!    1   watch   with   bursting
X sigh
My late contemned occasion dis.
1 linger useless In my tent.
Farewell, fair day. so foully spent!
T"*AP.EWELL. fair day!   If any God
A     At nil considered this poor clod
He who the fair occasion sent
Prepared and placed the Impediment
T ET him diviner vengeance take.
*���"   Give me to sleep, give me to wake.
Girded and shod, and bid me play
The hero ln the coming day!
-Robert Louis Stevenson.
THT. man  from  the prairie li lean
and brown.
And keen ere his kindly eyes.
No smoke from the distant seething town
Is dimming his wondrous skies.
His paths wind over the rolling plain.
They follow the swales afar
And  lead  him back through the gentle
Where the twinkling ranch lights are.
No prater ls he of his tasks gone wrong.
No creature of whim and mood.
For the calm that  maketh the weakest
Is drawn from his solitude.
At the close of day. with a task 111 done.
When all of toll seems vain.
Then give me the poise of this prairie son.
The strength of the man from the plain
���Denver Republican.
A WHIFF of forest scent.
Balsam and fern.
Won from dreary mood
My heart's return
From Its discontent
Joy's run away
To the sweet wise wood
And the laughing day.
SIMPLE as dew and gleam
Is the creed ot tbe wood.
Tbe beautiful gave ui light.
And life ls good.
Be the world but a dream.
Let the world go shod
With peace, not strife,
For the dreamer is God.
���Suburban Ufa
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
Authorized Capital, $2S0,000
Real Estate Insurance
Conveyancing Executed
Financial Agents Estate Agents
Trustees       Executors
LacLier Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
H. A. MacDonald, Mgr.
Notary Public
Delta Tiroes Bldg. Ladner, B. C
Is Being Inquired for
at Present
List Your Property With Us
The People's Trust Co., Ltd.
W. H. HAIRE, Local Manager
People's Trust Building Ladner, B. C.
Take notice that I have received objections in writing to the retention of the
following names on the Register of Voters for Delta Electoral District on the
grounds Btated k.l*w.
And take notice that at a Court of Revision to be held on the 20th day of May,
1S12, at the f'ourt House, New Westminster, at 11 o'clock ln the forenoon, I shall
hear and determine the said   objections
and unless such named persons or some
other Provincial Voter on their beh��lf
satisfies me that such objections are n"'
well founded I shall strike such name*'
off the said Register.
��>. A. FI.ETOH"BR,
Registrar ot Voter**
Delta Ele-ctond Dlstr'.i".
New Westminster, B.C.,
29th April, 1912.
The following aTe objected to as being absent from the District:
192WiIllam  Brown     Port Oulchon.
UBThomas Brown   (Port Guichon.
791 William Johnston   iPort Guichon.
830Charles King  Iport Guichon.
6S6IHIra.ni  Helmer   IPort Guichon.
9121-ames Thomas Marks  IPort Guichon.
990!Frank   Masalln    Port Guichon.
I089|Arthur Munt   IPort Guichon.
The following are reported as deceased:
,iS,���ran)c S--"5**11.  Port Guichon.
12-llFrank Paveslck  |p��rt Guichon.
-MOIJohn Roan   lElgin.
For Planting Now
A. J. WOODWARD, Sole Agent
512 Granville St., Vancouver, B. C. i^i^^
'ITuMitott*'^***--'?-11''1*1*11^"^1 U**mmJfi
!"   ...LOCAL ITEMS...
S^^-x-*-^-*"***-^^ ������������^������^"���-*^***'w*w'w*y'>''
-am,.*   some   of   the   fishermen   say       The Council's steam   roller  arrived
��� -Who ��ve the game away?" , on Tuesday, May 14th, by the O.N.A.
Mabel Lanning was home for the
-,veek end.
The holler for~M~Martinollch's new
t.ug is still on the scow wailing to be
placed in position. ,
Straw Is commanding good prices
in Ladner averaging between 46c and
600 a bale. |
j A Dupuis, manager for Bill
K.ck-ards, was registered at the Delta
Hotel oh Tuesday.
Folks are saying that the challttck- j
.,,,���   (���.pot  I  sa   certainty,   the   bridge
;,   prophesy.
Mr    d    B.   Grant ls the pojfcesaor
. '������,'. new mitor, and maj M
.,,���    tak.ng    dally     spins   about   the
Mrs   H   D   Benson  had  the mlsfor- I
..,,'���.   io   step   on   a   rusty   nail,  OOH  ���*
quently  not   being   able   to   be   about
f,r the .past few day.*-.
MUM llltchlm and Miss Cave Brown,
f New Westminster, and Mrs. cirnn,
of   Vancouver,    spent    the    week    end
with Mrs. W. J. Lanning.
"Three men in a 'boat" was the
j book read on ithe Fraser River on
I Sunday afternoon by some I' 'Iks.
The pool room building in front
of the Times -ffi.ee is assuming shape
and work Is being pushed along.
George and Barkers Cannery at
Point Roberts is* said to have had a
very busy year.
The snag drawer "Samson" was
busy during the past week replacing
buoys in the channel.
Mr. Edgar Kenton paid a Visit to
his home on Saturday, returning on
Monday morning.
P. 0. Drawer S.
.'hone t
Fox Bros., I.adner, shipped a boat
load of hay and straw on Wednesday.
May    lath,   consigned    to    Fox   tiro-.,
Vain oiivt r.
TEARS AGO people uo����- ��e
sake ihnmiil-ii heard bjr
shouting from Ihe houee tope.
4 If rcu tried that to-d-r rou
would probably have lo appear
before a commission in Insanity.
NOW.A-DAYJ   Ihe  b-sloem
man ueae our Want Ad*.
Delta Hotel
 J. JOHNSON, Prop.	
LADNER,  -   -   B.C.
All Modern Conveniencies, Newly Furnished.   Well Healed,   Sample  Koom
American and  European Plan
First Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors & Cigars j
Kates Reasonable
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lanning. Mr.
and  ���v,r***''  W,   Kirkland, Dr.  and Mrs.
\v IVey   and   Mr.   and   Mrs.    II.   J.
lint., herson, have gone up the Llllooet
for .i week's tlshing.
The Sunday school in the Methodist church will lie held at eleven
a.m. instead cf 9.45 a.m. on Sunday
next, and in tne evening a song ser-
vice will be h.ld.
II. B. Gilmour, th.- Vancouver igetit
for the Wn'r nis Engine Works, was
in the town on Thursday with his
unloading  crew,
Walter's new store will be a dandy
when comi leted, The new window
arrangement Will make it one of the
most attractive in the district.
Por Sale, For Exchange, Wanted to
Purchase, To Let, Low, Found. Work
Wanted. Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word, minimum charge 25 cents. Three
Insertions art the price of two. All Want
Ads.  must be In by 2 p m. on Thuraday.
FOR SALE���Galvanized Iron water
tank; nearly new. Holds 474 Imperial gallons. Apply Howard Bros.,
Nut   and   Lump  Coal  for  Sale
The new Jetty operations at Steveston are being pushed along. Large
quantities of crushed rock are arriving and the mattrices are in the
course   of   construction.
A Shirley, who has been staying
tit the Ladner Hotel, is a native born
son of the Delta and has been visiting
his old home, his father having formerly host at tht I-adner Hotel.
Dr.  King's garden  is a perfect plc-
��� ire these days.    There are no better
kept grounds or more beautiful flower
��� dg  in   the   whole   of   Canada   than
those which the doctor delights in.
Captain Oliver's new house is get-
t.ng along  rapidly  and   will   soon   he
mole ted. The demand for homes ln
Ladner should  secure   the   captain   a
The river has In en very high for
the past few days. A heavy freshet
started to run in the beginning of
the week and has been continued
without  interruption.
That the oollchans have been dying
ln millions along the Fraser Banks
has a.bsolut' iy no connection with
the bathers in Boundary Bay last
Mrs. J. C. Chollet will he pleased
to give private lessons in various
branches of the French, Englis-h and
German languages. 'Well experienced
in good society in Paris, Great Britain
and Switzerland. Address The Delta
Via Steveston and
1   S. S   "NEW DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
Week lhiys.
Leave   Ladner���8:30  a.m.,   12:30   p.m.
ana 6:30 p.m.
Leave Steveston���9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.,
and  7:30 p.m.
Leave Ladner���S:30   a.m.,     G:30   p.m
Leave Steveston���9:30 a.m.. 7:30 p.m.
Bargain Store
Saturday, May IS and Monday, Hay 201
Any suit oi clothes in the store up to $18.00 on Saturday I
or Monday at 1
$10.00 I
$4.00 Odd Pants on Saturday or Monday only at, pair
H. J. Huti hers?>n. of Vancouver,
was registered at the Delta Hotel
on Tuesday. It seems strange to see
the Vancouver domicile appended to
his name.
tenant speedily.
The Wood'wnrd? run of the New
Delta l-is beenstopped. it is understood   that   the   motor   1ms  proprietor
tends (0 run ,i ferry in connection
withhls bus in a  few-  days.
Seeding is now completed and the
farmers are congratulating rtiemselves
on the magnificent conditions under
' which they puceecde-d In getting In
their crops. A good seeding time
prophesies a good harvest.
The Dominion Government dredge
"Fruhling" at work on Wednesday
dredging the channel to I.adner. The i
promptness with which the work Is
being done 'is a matter of comment
In Delta.
The dem ind for hay in the Delta
will be sufl lent to absorb the supply
in sight bet 're th> new hay ernes on
th- market. The price ranges from
$13 to $15, according to quality.
The annual strawberry and ice
cream social in connection with St.
Andrew's Presbyterian church, will be
he!u in the McNeely Hall, on or about
the 13lh of June. The exact date will
be  announced  later.
Increased asse&��ments have been
declared by many of the leading
orders. If your's hasn't, it will he
the next. Will you stand for it? If
interested in opposing higher rates
with no greater advantages, communicate at once with Box "W," c'o
Delta Times, Ladner P.O., B.C.
LAND ltl-K.I.S'1'I.Y ACT.
Re the North 15 Chains of the North-
Bast "i of Section 4. Township 4, In
the District of New Westminster.
A Certificate of Indefeasible Title to
the aiiove property will be Issued to
Dominie Burns on the 30th day of May,
1912, unless In the meantime a valid objection be made to me In writing by a
person or persons .claiming an estate or
interest therein, or ln any part thereof.
Distrtet Registrar of Titles.
Land Registry Office,
New Westminster, B.C., April 19th, 1912.
The person or persons having In their
custody or possession the following
Title Deeds relating to the said property
are requested to deliver the same to the
Grant  from the Crown to William McKee  of  the  North-Bast   \   nf  Section   4.
Township 4. in the District of New Westminster, dated 24th September, 1888.
PL'GH. Solicitors for the Applicant.
I Vancouver, B.C.
Successor to H. J. Hutcherson
Phone 39 Ladner, B. C.
Goods Delivered to all parts of the town.
The tinnual s-trawberry social of St.
^Andrew's Preabytarian Church will be
held in MoNeely Hall nn or about June
13th.    Exact  date  bo  be    announced
The big match between the Beavers
and the Shamrocks will be all over
and a matter of history before the
Times is in the hands of the readers.
Full details of the match Will appear
ln next week's Issue.
Miss  Isabel   M.   Dann,  licentiate  of
the Royal Academy of Mus.c, London,
England, visits I__dner every Saturday!
for  the  purpose  of  g.iving  lessons ln
pianoforte  and  singing  to her   pupils;
In the district.
The fishing catches have been low |
for the past week and the price of
spring salmon nas gone up. Six
cents was the lowest point touched
and this was offered and accepted for
only a short time.
The Howard boys have received a
card from their brother Nelson, posted
at Clinton. He and Robert Kettle are
plugging along over the old Cariboo
trail and are probably aa Quesnel by
this time.
Carriages,   Wagons and   Farm   Implements of all
classes and descriptions.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Work.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
and General Machinery.
IH'lUi  ."-RTH-U-tural S*n*i��*��y.
Tenders are called for buildings, ten
horse stalls, on the. grounds. Plans
antl specifications can b-e obtained
from  the  BecT*;taj-y.
Tenders are called for painting the
horse stables on the grounds. Specifications can be obtained from the Secretary.
Tenders bo be in by Saturday, June
1st at noon.
A. Del'.. TAY__OR,
Incorporated it to.
We are prepares te Iff a__gle
Usm ar party Mae yhotsaa at al.ee- no-
Mae. Lone -tetanee fas eoaa
our eerv.ee.   Apply to
-Votive 18 hereby given that the
Court of Revision of the assessment
roll of the Corporation of the Municipality of Delta, will be held In the
(T-ouncil Chambers, Ladner, on Friday,
June 21st, at 10 a.m.
Any person complaining against the
assessment must give notice in writing to tbe u-ssessor of the ground Of
bis complaint, at least ten days before
the date of the said lir-st sitting of the
Court of Revision.
Dated at I.adn.r this Tilth day of
May,  1912.
N. A.  McDIARlMID,    C.M.C.
The many friends of Miss W. I* |
.Ware were delighted to see her again
,,n Saturday last on her return from
Burrard Sanitarium, Vancouver where
she has been for thc last three weeks
undergoing a serious operation. Miss
"Wears IS now thoroughly convalescent.
Mr. Betterton, who has been staying at the Ladner Hotel, has been!
looking over acreage In the district
of the Delta and in his view offers
a great scope for profitable Investment.
S. W. Walter has bought an automobile and has taken up the serious
business of driving it. As he tears
down to Port Gnichon the Celestials
along the dyke turn to '.he study of
Confucius to ascertain If the strange
apparition portends anything.
Ladder Carriage and Automobile Works
G. T. BAKER, Proprietor
Ii. nnilk-v, who har made a host,
of friends dur.ng his sojourning In
1 idner, and there are many expres-
- ms ..r regret on the fact that he Is
l.oving immediately for Britannia
Beach, It is only the fact that tne
doctor is taking up som-e very lucrative appointments ths.t mellows his
townsfolk's leas,
The canneries have started making
cans preparatory tO commencing Ihe
-eaaon'l business. This year being
the last of the cycle of four is no
expected to bring large runs. Next
year will in the ordinary course be
the large one.
Mr. Partridge brought two thoroughbreds in the other day. Mr.
Partridge is acting, it is understood.
*������*- Mr. T. J. Smith, the well-known
Vancouver horseman. Mr. Alec. Pa-
tersnn's pastures waa the destination
of the new arrivals.
Bev, J. It. Wright has been attending th(. Methodist convention at Victoria. It Is understood that Mr.
Wright will Hhortly leave to take up
a charge in Eburne. During his stay
in Ladner, Mr. Wright has gained the
respect and good wishes of the community and his departure is regretted.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ot
Your Patronage Solicited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
6hlng.es, Lath, Sash, Doors Turnings and House Finishing-
Phone R 14 Eburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or iscow
There is no truth .n the rumor thnt I
Messrs. Wrightson and Evans are importing Traction In the shape of elephants from Bom-bay to handle their
potato crop this faill. although It will
be undoubtedly a bumper. Mr.
Wrightson is devoting his spare time
to tra.'nlng a pointer pup.
There was a hn,ppy band of ptc-
nickers at Boundary Bay on Sunday
nnd all went merry as a marriage hell.,
In one party were Misses "Leila, Florence and Evelyn Lord and Messrs.
Brawn Hutcherson and "Spud" Dennis. Mr. Brawn was In tne water
and sa.id he rather liked it. He was
joined  by  Mr.  Evans.
Mr. Thoa. Thirkle has purchased
through the agency of Mr. E. T. Calvert, of this town, a ,T. T. Case two-
row, three-horse potato cultivator.
Mr. Thirkle is one o .the most enterprising farmers in lhe Delta and is
endeavoring to bring the art of potato culture to the highest perfection.
Mr. Thirkle knows that the Delta can
produce the best potatoes in the world
ana .a determined that no effort on
his part will be spared to handle the
crop in the best manner.
The Ladner-Kteveston ferry now
makes* three round trip? a day. except
on Sundays, leaving Lidner at S.30
a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. and
returning from Ptevepton an hour
later. The old Sunday double run Is
continued. Visitors from New- Westminster must leave that city by the
eight, twelve and six o'clock Eburne
cars to  make connection.
Mr. R. Arthur Evans' hand, w.hlch
he injured severely a fortnight ago
on an Iron age potato planter, Is fortunately healing quickly. Mt. Evans
had a narroiw escape of losing two
fingers as they were badly crushed
in the accident. He was feeding the
machine when his hand got caught.
Dr. Dudley, the district medical health
officer, attended to Mr, Evans' Injuries. It was entirely diie to the
doctor's great care and attention that
Mr.    Evans   had   not   to   undergo   an
The   harvest   of   oohchans   is   over
and    the    dainty    little    fish    having
spawned  are  dying  in millions  along
the Fraser banks.    The black-headed
gull which only makes his appearance
j at the end of oollchan run  ia having
a   great   time.    This   bird,   which   is
' much smaller than the orflinary grey
i gull,  is purely a  salt  water gull  and
| is never seen inland except wthen with
| unerring  instinct  he  attends the banquet   on   dead   and    dying    oollchans
which yearly Is spread for him on the
Fraser banks.
j The Best Yet
.j. If you have a good dog or a poor one they all get hungry, and can    <|
V      always give you to understand they are.    If your dog could speak, he    J
5,      would say:
National Dog Biscuits, Please."
Sold  in  bulk,  cotton saxtks,  and in 25c cartons by dealers.
Try Them, They Arts Good.
National Biscuit & Confection Co., Ltd.
w Vancouver, B.C.
A      Makers of the Famous Halda Chocolates and National Biscuits. X
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a >ortion of
the Province of British Colu.abia, may ,
be leased for a term of twenty-one ' tt)iH 'j ,
j years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 1.5-60 acres will
be leased to one applicant
Application   foi   a   lease   must   be
made  by  the applicant  ln  person  lo '
the  Agent  or  Sub-Agent of the die- '
trict in which the right* applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and ln unsur-
veyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
Each application must be accompanied by a tee of |5 which 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 mine at the rate
of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mint shall
[furnish the Agent with sworn returns
[accounting  for  the  full  quantity    of
PURLir NOTICE Is hereby given
to the electors of the Municipality of
Delta, that I require the presence of
the said electors at the Council Chambers, Ladner on the -1st day of May,
at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose
of electing i_'_-ii- to represent iliem
in the Municipal Council as Keeve
and a Councillor,
The mode of nominating of candidates shall be as follows:
The candidates shall be nominated
In writing, the writing shall be subscribed by two voters of the municipality as proposer and seconder, and
shall be delivered to the Returning
I O-ficer at any time between the date
of this notice and two o'clock p.m.
of the day of nomination, the said
writing may be In the form numbered
S in the schedule of this Act, and
shall state the names, residence,<rand
occupation or description of each person proposed, in such manner as
suflticiently to identify such candidate;
and in the event of a poll being necessary, such poll will be opened on
the 2Sth day cf May, 191:2, at the
Council <"hamber, I.adner School
House. East Delta; School House. An-
niovllle; and W. Bennett's residence,
Strawberry Hill, of which every per-
rson is hereby required to take notice
and  govern   himself accordingly.
The qualification for a Reeve or
Councillor shall be his being a male
British s-ubject, and having been for
thc three months next preceding the
day of his nomination, the registered
owner in the Land Registry Office ot
land or real property situate within
the municipality ol the assessed value.
on the East Municipal Assessment
Roll, in the case of Reeve, of live
I hundred dollars or more, and in the
' eaes Of a Councillor, of two hundred
and fifty dollars or more. In each Cass
| over and above any registered judg-
| ment, an.l being otherwise qualified
as a voter.
Given   tinder   my   hand   at   Ladner
th day ol May,  Ifllfl
N.   A.   McDrAliMIK,
Returning Officer.
s<-oti Road School.
Staled Tend) ra superscribed "Tender
.er School Hon-.., Scott Road," will he
received by the Honorable the Minister
of Public Wirks up to 12 o'clock noon Ji*
Wednesday, the 22nd day of May, 1912,
for the erection and completion of a
one-room frame s hoo|.house at Scott
road, in the Delta Electoral District,
It.  C.
Plans, specifications, rontraet. and
forms of tender may he seen on and after
Ihe tirst day of May, 1C12, at the offices
of the   Rev.  T.   II.   Wright,  Secretary of
Vancouver City Market
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 consigning your Produce to the Vancouver City Market you
will get beat prices, sharp returns and prompt settlements.
JOHN McMILLAN,   Manager
merchantable coal mined and pay the I ^ School   Board, Clovetd-ale,  i:.C.;"the
royalty  thereon.    H  the  coal  mlnln*- ^��^_r^^��tNo7p&m^��.:
rights   are   not   bting   operated,   such   Parliament  Buildings, Victoria.
returns  should   be   furnished   at  least!. *"���""���' h   proposal   must   be    accompanied
once a year. '   y  ''ln  '"' '>,"ei*  b;lnk cheque or  certlfi-
The lease will Inch de the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to pure tase whatever
available surface rlghU may be considered ne-oessary for the woratng of
the  mine   at the  rate   of  $!��� 00 an
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.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication of I,,���,,,,
rtisement will not be paid for. I    vie
this advertisement
.-ate of deposit on a i bartered hank of
Canada, made payable to the Honorable
the Minister of Public Works for the
sum of 1>2'I0, which shall he forfeited If
the party tendering decline to enter Into
contract utioi called upon to do so, or
if he fall to complete the work con-
traeted for. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsiiecessful tenderers will
be returned to in*, in upon the execution
of the rontraet.
Tenders will not he considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
wilh the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed In the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
_____  Works  Department,
Victoria,  B.C., 30th April. 1912. ii
SATURDAY, MAY 18, lot _.
BY-LAW, 1912
A   By-law   to   provide   fur  drainin,-   parts
or  Townsht-pa  Three   (8)   nnd   Four  (4>
In   tln>   Municipality   of   Doha   mid   fur
borrowing  on   Un*   credit   of   thc   Municipality    the    sum    of   J17.ll-   12-1IHI   for
oompict.ltm-    tin*    same.      Provisionally
ad..pi.Ml   the 1st  daj   of  May. 1912.
WHEREAS a  majority  in  number  und
value   of   the   owners   as   shown   by   the
taSt revise^ assessment   roll of the property hefelnSifter set  forth to be benefited
by    the   drainage    have    petitioned    the
Council of the said Municipality of Delta
praying that the Coun 11 take such steps
and proceedings as  are necessary for the
draining  of   the said   parts  of Townships
three Ci) and  four it)  situate within  the
said   Municipality;
AND WHEREAS thereupon the said
Council procured an examination to lie
made hy Alhert J, Hill. 6sing a person
competent for such purposes, of the said
locality proposed to he drained and Iris
also procured plans and estimates of the
work to be made by the said Albert J.
Hill and an assessment to be made by
him of the land and roads to be benefited
by such drainage stating as nearly as
he can the proportion of benefit which
In his opinion will be derived in consequence of such drainage by every lot
or portion of lot. the snld assessment
so made being the assessment hereinafter
by this by-law enacted lo be assessed and
levied upon the lots nnd parts of lets
hereinafter In th.'it behalf specially set
forth nnd described, and the report ef
the said Alhert J, TTi 11 In respect thereof
an.l of the said drainage being ns follows:
New   Westminster.   H.I*.,
March 88th, \'M.
"To  His  Worsbtn  the  Reeve and  Councillors   of   Helta:
"We line the honor lo subm.ll herewith a detailed plan. Bpeolflcat'lti mil
estimate of cost of the pronosed m-
nroveroent* to the dralnnee of i ���". * in
of East Helta the surveys of wh'oh have
been carried out under you** 'nstnie'i'ins
and the s hem.' found to be in a1! respects feasible .and satisfactory: with the
Assessment   sheet   adjusted   to   d.iite.
"We also en"lose a des rlption of the
lands Ineluded ln the proposed scheme
of Improvement In comrnllnnce with the
reott'lroment   of  the  Act.
"The continuous profile of the promised
ditches, required In connection with the
contract and for the Information of the
Council, ls also prepared and awaits your
further   Instructions.
"I need not remind you that on account of the very close grades throughout this portion of the distinct soeo'a!
attention will be r��qulr.d to ensure the
successful   operation   of   the   scheme.
"A plan of the district covered by the
proposed scheme is also appended and
copies of all plans required for ntt*ich-
ment to your final oontra��-t and specification await your commands.
"Yours   faithfully.
per "Albert J.  H.I1I."
'"Description of lands to be benefited
by the projected Improvement of the
drainage  of  EAST  DELTA:
"Commending at the Intersection of the
West boundary of Fractional Se-'tlon 211
Township 3 New Westminster District
with High Water Mary of Boundary Bay:
thence North fasti to the Northwest
eorner of the Section 32 Township 3 aforesaid: thence East (astl 40 chains to the
Southwest corner of the Southeast
Qiwirter of Section li Townsh.in 1 New
Wesfmrlnster District aforesaid: thence
North (astl to the Northwest corner of
the Northeast quarter of Section 8 Town-
nhlp 4 aforesaid: thence East fast) to
the Northeast corner of Section 9 Township 4 aforesaid: ithence North (ns'l to
the N'orthwest corner of the Stouthwest
Quarter of Section 16 of Townshln t
aforesaid: thence East to the East'
boundary of Section IS Township 4
eighty (SOI chains; thence Soiith (astl
twenty (20) chains; thence East (nst) te
the Eastern limit of the Prairie: thence
Bmrtheaistwardly following the said limit
of the prairie to an Intersection with the
East iboundary of Section 11 Township 4
aforesaid; thence South (ast) following
the East boundary of Sections 11 and 2
ot Township 4. and of Frn"*lon^i' Section 35 Township 3, to the High Water
Mark of Boundary Bay; thence West-
wardly and Southwardly following the
windings of the shore of Boundary Bay
to   the   podnt   of  commencement.
per "Albert J.  Hill."
"SPECIFICATION of work to be executed for thc Improvement of the drainage of the area shown In yellow on the
plan hereunto annexed and thereon
marked   "A."
"Commencing nit the Inner end of the
Automatic Sluice Box. olefin the Big
Blough of a.ll obstructions to the level
of the floor of the S*hiice Box at the
fnner end of the East compartment
thereof and to a width of fifteen feet
to tht point whtre the Robertson Slough
interse ts the Big Slough. From the
latter point and maintaining the same
level, cltar the Slough of all obstructions
to a width of ten feet to a point where
the Slough forks near Weaver's Barn.
,1 distance of 2200 feet; thence, maintain-
iig the same level, clear the Nor'h
rhunnei of al! obstructions to a *^*ldtv
of eight feet to the Trunk Road, a
distance of 1000 feet: thence, maintaining
the same level, construct a ditch eight
feet wide on the South side of the Trnnl*
Road. to the West side of the Kittson
Road, a distance of BOO fee!; theqee constat! t a ditch eight feet wide' across
the Trunk Road and thence North alone
the West side of the Kittson Road en-
Purge the ditch to a width of six feet
and to the depth shown on the grade
stakes along Its course to the Northeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of
Section 3. Township 4. a distance of
720 feet: thence West along the Section
line to the West side of Section 4. using,
the Section line for the centre of the
ditch and throwing the earth equally
on either side, a distance of 10.'4d feel:
ALSO COM'MKNCING at the intersection of the Rohertson Slough with the
Rig Slough, enlarge the Robertson Slough
to a width of seven feet and to the name
teviil as the work in the Big Slough SS
more particularly Imitated by ele'-i*'..r
pegs and grade stakes ns far as the In-
(.reaction with the Section Line on the
North side of S"C*lton 2. being a distance
of 5020 feet; thence enlarge the ditch
already existing to a width of seven feet
pnri m *h_ i_vei above mentioned to the
West side of the Kittson Road, a further distance of ASO feet: thence construct
a ditch to a width of six feet and to
an average depth of six feet as shown
on the grade stakes placed along the
line of ditch to the West boundary ot
the Northeast Quarter of Section 3 Township 4. a dtstan-e of 2020 feet, throwing
the earth equally on either side; thence
enlarge the ditch already existing on
the South side of a dyke on the North
boundary of the Northwest Quarter of
Section 3 Township 4 to a width of six
feet and to an average depth of s'x
feet as more particularly shown on the
grade stakes placed along the ditch, a
distance of 2080 feet, tne earth to be
thrown to the North of the Dyke already
existing; thence crossing the dyke on
the East side of the Holmes Road to
the ditch known as the Lome Ditch and
being on the North side of a dyke on
the North boundary of Section 4 Town-
��bb' 4: thence following the said Ltrne
Dit h enlarge the same to an average
depth of s:x feet as shown by the grid-
stakes to the West boundary* of Section
4. a dlstan e of .".270 feet and to a w'*"b
���f six feet, the earth to be thrown altogether to the South on the dyke already
**Construc*t a Concrete Siuice-wav wt'i.
a clear cross section area of 100 square
feet at a point on the West bank of
���he Big Slough South of the present
"Sulee-way; the floor level of said box
��� to he one foot lower than the floor level
of the present box at its inner end and
the floor level of the apron to be one
���foot below the level of the floor of the
������The width of both ditches and sloughs
-riven In the above specification Is across
tfte bottom, and both ditches and sloughs
lint   slop,   upwards   and   outwards   not
m��    than   eight    Inches   horlsontal    to
reive  inches vertical.
l-i-jO-UiXm.-*.-)    EAST    DELTA    DRAINAGE.
(Estimate of Cost).
Cleaning    Slough   (Weaver's)   200 t
,    rods          1000.00
l'llh   8  inch   bottom,  30  rods  at
*���**<;.co       in8.uo
Ditch (i Inch  bottom, 700 rods at
|    -ffi.aO          S860..00
i Hlte-h  7   inch   bottom, 70  rods  at
$(1.00           420,l'U
Ditch li Inch  bottom, 040 rods at
$C>.00          3200.00
I    Clearing Robertson's Slough���
"i0  rods  at  $".00
50   rods   at   J2.00
Cleaning    Sloughs    and    digging
ditches at above   $10018.00
Right of Way estimated   3356(00
Bridges  3H0.O0
Concrete   Sluice  Box     2*00.00
'���"nglneertng and contingencies ... 0S9.12
BRIDGES���Estimated Cost.
On Trunk Itoad (Weaver's)���
l!l Cedar Strlngtrs; 16 Inches dla.,
20   feet   lung,   24   pes.   3x-2  Inch.
x   :k;   feet;   S   inch   spikes     $   120.00
2 Bridges on Kittson Road���
8   Stringers   16   inch.   dla.   22   feet
long,   22   pes.,  3x12   Inches   x   24
feet;   s inch  spikes          120.00
2  Bridges on   Holmes Road���
s   Stringers   14   Inch   dla.  22   feet
lung,   22   **���.��.,  3x12   Inches   x  24
feet; li Inch spikes        120 ivi
AND WHEREAS the said Council Is
of opinion that the drainage of the locality   described   Is   doslrablt;
the said Municipal Coum-ll of the said
District Municipality of Delta pursuant
t>u the provisions of the "Municipal Act";
1. That the said report, plans and estimates   be   adopted   and   the   said   drains
iml the works connected therewith be
made and constructed ln accordance
2. That the Reeve of the said District
Municipality may borrow on the credit
of the said District Municipality the sum
of Seventeen thousand ""���* hundrtd and
ninety-three 12-100 dollars ($17,193,12) being
the funds ne essary for the work, and
may Issue debentures of the Corporation
of the said District Municipality to that
ainuuii'i In sums of not less than one
thousand dollars ($1000.001 taoh und payable within twenty years fruni the date
thereof with Interest at the rate of live
iii 00) per centum per annum, that Is
to .say, in half-yearly payments, such
debentures to be payable at the Royal
Bank of Canada in the City uf Toronto
in the ProVInot of Ontario, ur at the said
Bank In the City of Montreal In the
Province Of Quebec, or at the said Bank
In Ladner in the Province of British
Columbia, or at the said Bank in the
City of London, England, or at the said
Bank in the City of New York In the
United States of America, and to have
attached to thorn coupons for the payment   of  interest.
3. That for the purpose of paying the
sum of seventeen thousand one hundred
and ninety-three I2-IOO ($17,193.12) dollars,
lining the amount charged against the
said lands so to be benefited as aforesaid, other than lands belonging to the
Municipality and to cover Interest thereon for twenty years at the rate of live per |
centum per annum, the following special,
rates over and above all other rates
shall    be   assessed   and   levied   upon   thei
undermentioned lots nod parts of lots;
and the amount of the said sptclal rutos'
and Interest assessed as aforesaid against '
each lot or part of lot respectively shall
be divided Into twenty equal parts, and
one such part shall be assessed and levied
as afortsald ill each year for twenty
years after the llnal passing of this
By-law during which the said debentures
have to  run:
O'.d sows fnrrow heavier pigs
than young sows.
Feeds rich In protein are necessary for the brood sow.
The young l>ign should be out
on the pasture ns soon as possible.
Alfalfa ls n great feed for a
brood sow in sumiuer and winter.
Provide plenty of pure water,
sunshine, range and greeu for-
uge crops for the growing pigs.
Scattering oats on the ground
for the ilttle pigs to pick up la n
good wny to encourage them to
quick exercise.
Do not nllow newly acquired
nnlmnls to mix with the herd.
Keep tiipin in separate quarter!
for three or four weeks.
\ii Appreciation ol Late Robert Rob
eitson,   Former   Hudson's   Hay
Company's Servant.
(From the British Columbian.)
The funeral of the late Robert Rob.
ertson, u well known and trusted boat
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4   S.E.  % Sec.  2    1S4.60 $154.30
4   S.W.   V4  Sec.   2     168.0 156.00
4    Part  N.E.  V,  Sec  2     80.0 80.00
4   Part   N.    %  See.   2     162.0 2S3.-0
4   Part N.W. Vt Sec. 2   7!'.l> 197.50
4   S.E.   Vi  Sec.   3     157.0 471.00
4   N.E.   *<4 Sec.  3    t.vO 711.00
4   S.W.   Vi Sec.  3    137 0 888.00
4   N.W.  V4 Sec. .1   159.0 795.00
4   S.E.   Vi   Stc.   4     I'T.O 700.50
4   Part N.E.  Yt Sec. 4    09.0 403.00
4    Part N.E. Vt See. 4   60.0 240.00
4   N.W. Vt Sec.  4    160.0 800.00
4   Part S.W.  V, Sec. 4   list) 590.00
4   Part S.W. Vi Sec. 4   41.0 205.00
4   N.E.   Vi Sec.  3    ltW.O 560.00
4   B.E,   Y,  See.   5     100.0 480.00
4   S.E.   Vi  Sec.   8     160,0 320.00
4   N.E.  V* Sec.  8    160.0 240.00
4   S.E.   V*  Sec.   I)     100.0 480.00
4' N.E.   Vi See.  9   100.0 240.00
4   S.W.  Vi Se.-. 9   1(50.0 480.00
4   N.W. Vi Sec.  9   160.0 240.00
4   -N.W.  Vi Sec. 10   160.0 240.00
4   Part N.E. Vt See. 10   80.0 200.00
4   Part S.W.  Vi Sec. 10   80.0 WO.00
4    Part S.W. Vt Sec. 10   80.0 320.00
4   Part S.E. Vi Sec. 10   80.0 360.00
4   Part   E.   V-   See.   10     160.0 480.00
4   Part  W.   Vi See.  11    99.0 8^iJ0
4    Part   W.   V.  Sec.   11    100.0 Sm.OO
4    Part  N.W.   Vi Sec.   11     75.0 130.00
4   Part   Sec.   11   &   14     54.0 87.60
4   S.W.  Vi Sec.  11    156.5 313.00
4   Part N.E. Vt See. 11   97.0 145.50
4   Ptart 6.W. Vt Sec.  14   46.5 58.12
II   Part N.E. Vi Sec. 35   70.0 70.00
3   Part N.E.  Vi Sec. 35   70.0 70.00
3   Part  S.   *_  Sec.   35     100.0 100.00
3   N.W.  Vi Sec. 35    150.0 150.50
3   N.E.   Vt Sec. 34    154.5 153.50
3   Part S.E. y* Sec. 34   79.0 79.00
3   Part S.E. Vi Sec. 34   68.0 68.00
3   Part S.W.  Vi Sec. 34    18.5 78.50
3   Part S.W. Vi Sec. 34   79.0 79 00
3   Part N.W. Vi Sec. 34   116.. 174.77
3   Part N.W.  Vi Sec. 34    37.5 56.23
6   N.E. Vt Sec. 33   155-0 387.50
3   Part  N.W.  Vt Sec.  33  77.0 192.50
3   Part N.W. Vt Sec. 33   75.0 187.50
3   S.    V4   Sec.   33      310.0 474.00
8   S.    V_   Sec.   32     316.0 474.00
3   Part  N.E.  Vt Sec.  32    76.0. 130.00
3   Part N.E. Vt See. 32   7i.O 192.50
3   N.W.   Vi  Sec.  32    150.0 375.00
3   N.W.   Vt   Sec.   20     158.0 237.00
3   Part S.W.  Vi Sec. 29    53.0 79.50
8   Part   N.E.   Vt   Sec.   29  79.0 118.50
8   Part N.E. & S.E. Vt Sec. 29 .. 99.0 148.50
3   Part  N.W.  Vi Sec. 28   103.0 154.50
3   Part  N.W. Vt Sec.  28   40.0 40.00
3   Part  N.E.  Vi Sec.  28    103.5 103.50
3   Part N.  V. See. 27   64.5 64.50
73��l.O 17193.12
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243 40
1010.28   28803.40   1440.17
4.   This    By-law   shall    take   effect   on
"-1 after the First day of July A.D.
fi. This By-law may be cited for all
urposes as the "EAST DELTA DRAINAGE   BYLAW   1912."
DONE AND PASSED in Open Council
tluis  1st  day  of  May  A.D.   1912.
r_|.-('< INSIDER ED       AND       FINALLY
ADOP-TED    hy    the   Coun. 11,    signed    hy
he   ttee  .-   and   1 ot1*.   and   sealed   with
the  lorpoiate  seal  all  on  the
day  nf A.D.   1912.
above,   ls   a   true   copy  of   a   by-law   pro-
vlsiona.lly adopted by the Municipal Coun
cil of the Corporation of Delta, and that
a Court of Revision for hearing any
appeals against the assessment thereby
Imiiosed will be held at the Council
Chambers at Ladner, commencing at 10
am. on Saturday the 22nd day of June,
1912; and further notice Is hereby given
that any person Intending to apply to
have this By-Law or any |>ortlon thereof
quashed must, not later than ten days
a,fter the final i>a.ssing thereof, serve a
notice ip writing upon the Reeve and
upon the Clerk of the Municipality of
his Intention to make an application for
that purpose to the Supreme Court during the thirty days next ensuing after
the final passing of this By-law.
(Signed)   N.   A.   MeDIARMID,
Municipal   Clerk.
Ladner,   May Oth,   1912.
Rose Colored Spectacles.
BELLINGHAM, May 14���That Bellingham ts to have the largest ocean
dock on the Pacific coast and one of
the longest in the world; that this
port Is to be made one of the largest
unloading points for the products of
I lie California oil fields on the coast;
lliat large shipments of gypsum will
soon come regularly to Bellingham
harbor, and that some of the biggest
ships plying ln the Pacific coast trade
will, within a short time, be loading
c irgoes oi" cement at this point, is believed here to be made evident by
t te plans for the Immense dock to be
built by the Olympic Portland Cement
t'ompany were made public. Heretofore all reports concerning this big
project have been rather indefinite,
but now the complete plans have been
divulged, and lt is known for a certainty that the plans of the company
involve the construction of the largest
wharf on the coast.
Lively Students.
PULLMAN, May 16���Learning that
.--'tudenta Covell and Zobert had refused to obey the state law that they
must go to Clarkston, Wash., to attend the cadet encampment, members of the student body seized the
i vo, dressed them ln outlandish garments, paraded them down town Into
a moving picture theatre and forced
them to do stunts on the stage before
tbe audience.
BELLINHAM, May 16.���While visiting at the home of his brother at
South Easton, Pa��� John Zettler, a
pioneer oif Bellinigham, was seized
with an attack of droipsy on May 3
anu death resulted. Mr. Zettler was
almost ready to start ba_k to this city
when the fatal Illness came upon him.
Temporary interment was made ln the
ceetery at South Easton, but the body
will later be brought to this city and
burled by the side of his wife ln Bay
Viaw  Cemetery.
Delta Hotel.
John Schmidt, Vancouver.
Miss  Thorsen,  Vancouver.
T. C. Jackson, Vancouver.
John McMillan, Vancouver.
P. R.  Keefe, Vancouver.
John  Keefe,  Vancouver.
E. C. Chapman, Ne>w Westminster.
H. J. Hutcherson, Vancouver.
George   D.   Phillips,   Vancouver.
Wm.  J.  Gibson, Vancouver.
G. P. R. Maiblng, Vancouver.
J.   A.   Dupuis,  Vancouver.
W.   S.   Phlpps, Cloverdale.
Peter McKechnle, Vancouver.
A.   McAllister,   Vancouver.
S.   H.   Greer, Vancouver.
Chas.  T. C.  Partridge, Vancouver.
Crop prospects.
TOPPEN'ISH. Maiy 15.���That more
than 100,000 tons of hay will be pro-
_uee_ and ship-ped from the Yakima
Indian reservation this year, with a
���considera-ble Increase in fruit, cante-
loutpe and melon shipments, is the report of members mf the To.ppenish,
Wapato and Parker farmers' unions.
who have been investigating the local
Ladner Hotel.
D.   B.   Calbick,   Hamilton.
V*.     S.     Goodyer,    Jamaica,    West
has.   II.    Page,   Ixindon,   England.
!     F.  J.  William*'. New Brunswick.
'     Mr.   and  Mrs.   John  _".   Fife, Van-
1 couver.
('has.   F.  C.  Partridge, Vancouver.
D.  Betterton. Vancouver.
H.   J.   Behrend, Point Roberts.
George Thomson, Vancouver.
A.  Shirley, Vancouver.
An Argument In Favor of Handling ths
Lighter Breeds.
The question often arises as to which
proves Itself the more profitable to tbo
breeder and feeder of sheep, a heavy
sheep or 11 small but better quality
one, writes W. 11. Underwood. Let us,
for example, take the Oxford uml
Hampshire cross us a type of big sheep,
It being it favorite cross, nnd the Shropshire as un example of u smaller und,
It may be said With nil due respect to
the before mentioned cross, a better
quality sheep.
It is well known thnt big sheep are
big consumers aud consequently cannot tie so thick on the land us small
sheep can. and. for Instance, where 100
breeding ewes of the Oxford-Hampshire type can be kept 140 Shropshire*
could be run on the same given qtian
tlty of land. Then, too, the Shropshire
Is more prolific than any oilier short
wooled breed, and, whereas one and
ono-fonrth lambs per ewe Is considered
quite n satisfactory average In the Oxford and Hampshire flocks or the cross
between the two above named, one
and three-fourths is quite common and
one and a half the usual average ln
Shropshire flocks, so that, taking the
example before mentioned on the same
given quantity of land, 100 cross Oxford-
Hatnpghlres would produce 125 lambs,
and the 140 Shropshires In all probability would produce 220, mortality
being about the same In both cases.
And again, when the time comes for
tbe lambs to go on grain there Is no
comparison between tbe amount thnt
in Oxford-Hampshire will consume as
against the Shropshire. One and one-
half pounds of grain per day Is about
tbe average quantity given to the flrst
mentioned sheep, whereas half that allowance Is ample and ls all that Is generally allowed to a Shropshire. Therefore the quantity of grain consumed
by the Shropshire*, although nearly
100 more, would be considerably less
per day than consumed by the Oxford-
Hampshlres and in five or six months'
feeding would amount to a pretty substantial difference.
Also a Shropshire will clip as great
a weight of wool as any other short
wooled breed and generally renlhes
more, and when draft ewes come to be
sold In the SMtumn those of the Shrop
shire or more compact type are far
better to sell, as appearances often go
against the sale of big, unshapely old
ewes. The mutton also Is of better
quality and makes more per pound In
the market thnn any save the Southdown.
An Iowa Sow Ration.
The Iowa experiment station ls using
a ration for brood sows nnd sucking
pigs that ls made up of seventy pounds
of cornmeal, ten younds of middlings,
ten pounds of 60 per cent meat meal or
tankage, five pounds of bran, two
pounds of oilmeul, oue pound of feeding quality of bone Hour, one pound of
limestone dust and n pound of salt.
These feeds are thoroughly mixed and
given In a thick slop, the aim being to
feed Just enough to enable the sow to
produce enough milk for her pigs.
This ration looks like un old fashioned doctor's prescription���n little of everything���but there Is u reason for it,
says Kansas Farmer. Iu the flrst place
It has proved to be the best and cheapest combination of feeds for the purpose, and ln the second place It produces results.
It is well understood that tbe sow
must bave flesh and bone forming feed
or the pigs will not develop properly.
The tankage, bone flour and limestone
dust are added to supply these elements
which are not present lu sufficient
quantities in the others.
SEATTLE, May 16���Over LOO [ ��� ,,
fires are raging ln Western Was
tun between the Canadian boun I iry
line nnd the Columbia river, in gn(
honilsh county thc town of Sultan
ls In imminent dungcr of destruction
man .."the Eraser river took placo at ��� t'"1" tlT6 threatening the wooden *,i,,���
Wliounock ou Friday the 3rd Inst, whloh connects the two win
There was a large attendance both of I source ol* Its  water supply.
. old timers and uew comers from some
Of whom he received, during his prolonged   illness,   many   kindnesses.
Tho   following  appreciation   of   the
late   Mr.   Robertson,   has,   on   the   re-
' quest of the The  British Columbian,
j been   contributed   by   Bev.   Alexander
I Dunn, thc pioneer Presbyterian minister of the Fraser valley:
Tho late Mr. Robertson, a native iif i
\ the  north of Scotland, came to B. C, !
; In   the   service   Of   the   Hudson's   Hay
'Company.     In   lstiu   he  took  up  land!
I at   Whonnook,  and   from   the  date   of |
��� his arrival to the day of his death
Whunnock has been his only home.
it is 37 years ago since 1 became acquainted with him, that Is, since he
began to take me, In the discharge of
ministerial duty, up and down the
river In his row boat, down In the
early days u.s far as North Ann
(Eburne) and later up as far as
Mutsqui und NIcomen Island,    For at
least   US  years  1  depended  on   him   to
do work of that kind.    1 did not then
know   of,   nor  do   1   now   believe   that I City   council   resolutions   liieuri
1   could   have   found,   another      who I measures   prohibiting  the   curium
would have been able to do the work, j a  red   flag   lu   n   public  street  par, j.
tho   hard,   heavy   work   of   pulling   a   prohibiting the  I. W.  W.s from  hold
boat   (as   he   sometimes   did)   for   as I log street   meetings and  requiring
many as  .13  miles  In  one    day,  often
against the tide, and, ut times, against
both wind and tide.    1 never knew one
who could  pull a  boat so lung as he
without  apparent  fatigue.     1   always
carried some food, but he could never
be  persuaded  to  rust  a  while or  eat
till  our  objective  point  was  reached.
And when our destination was reached he was just as bright and Jocular
as at the commencement.   He not only
had    great    powers    of    endurance���
strength to pull a long distance without being    exhausted���but    also self-
control   to  wait  a  long  time  without
becoming Impatient.    When out with
a  school  inspector  for    example     or
with myself, he sometimes had to wait
on  the banks of the river for hours
while we made long excursions Inland
lt is reported that half a dozen
lives have been lost In the vicinity 0*
Acme   and     VVlckersham,    Whatcom
county,   but  the  report  has  not  i ,,
verified. The bodies of the five ,,,,���
who lost their lives when the ramps
of the English Logging Company a,,,-j
the Dempsey logging camp near
Btrdsvlew, were destroyed, have been
recovered. They have been Idem I . |
as doe Roselet, Fred Cleveland, J, (���
Nelson. Ivert Dciison* und Jun
Rawson, The bodies of l.yie
and George UriOh have not
In Skagit county, seven rancl
have lost their homes und barns,
gether with considerable si
Refugees are coming Into Haml
and Sedro Woolley.
A i'lau Question,
SPOKANE, May Hi���in answer
requsst of ths Q, A. it. to stop
demonstrations "opposing the go\
ment" Commissioner of Finance i
ert  Palfley, today has proposed tu
Ventilate Your Barns.
Farmers who are going to build barns
next summer should make arrangements now to put tn the King system
of ventilation ln their stables. It Is
not expensive If you make calculations
in time.
The Washington Agricultural college
has tbe following to say on the necessity of such ventilation:
Dairy barns are very frequently poorly ventilated. The dairy cow ls then
not only required to live, but to work,
under unfavorable Influences, and sbe
often falls a victim to such diseases as
���iberculosls, pneumonia, bronchitis and
colds. Foul air ts one of tbe prime
factors In the production of such diseases. Since tbe advent of sanitary
science in connection with ventilation
the air apsce allowed for each animal
has been Increased and a number of
methods of venllatlon have been devised. The exercise of a little care ln
such matters will protect the health of
animals, prevent premature death snd
also make possible tbe highest working
e__-teo*-y of the beri
j street processions to be headed bj .
American  flag twice as large    a..
I other in the parade.
Mill Burned Out.
DARJRlNCrTON,       May       15.    r...
starting   rro   a   defective  chimney  oa
.Monday noon   destroyed     the    mill   tt
the   United   States  I-um'ber Company,
In   addition   to   the   mill,     th ,
lii.use, bunkhou-e. general st. re and
lumlber yard and seven homes were
iiurnnl. Only one of the fami:;,--i
made homeless wus able to save ;*..s
household goods. The property de.
Btruyed belonged to W. H. White and
('. J. Butcher, at Seattle, and G. N.
Butcher, of Harrington. The mil .
when running to Its full capacity, employed 20j men. The loss is estimated   at   $1*5.000   to   $30,000   covered   by
Once, I remember,  he  waited for me i insurance.
at tho river while I crossed to the Inlet, by what is now known as the
Cemetery road, baptised a child there,
and returned, having meantime covered a distance of some 10 or 12 miles.
In making an appointment with Hobble one could depend upon him absolutely. He was never sick. On the
first appearance of la grippe in the
country ln  the winter of  1830,  when
almost every one sufferad from it Commander-in-Chief
more or less, Robbie told me one day.
with much merriment. Ihat he had a
headache and wondered whether that
was the grippe. Towards the end of
my residence at Whonnock he began
to show signs of failing strength, and
though he never refused to accompany me I could see that the long
trips were too much for him und
ceased to ask him. So that at the time
of my life when I most needed him
with his boat, Robbie, by leason of
advancing years, was not ln a fu con
dltion physically to help me. Hen.-e,
in late years, came my long Sunday
walks of 12 or 15 or 20 miles, as the
case might be, whan neither steamboat nor train could be found to suit.
In appearance and manner Robbie
was rather rough, awkward and
b*-usque, but appearances notwithstanding, he was kindness personified.
There were few that he disliked, and
one or two of these, 1 knew he disliked without a cause. But once an
Idea got possession of him It were
next to Impossible to dislodge It. On
a journey he was always In the mood
to talk. He loved to talk upon religious subjects, in a reverent, manly
way, upon early-day persons and
events, and also of the scenes of his
youth  ln  the  north  of  Scotland.
l-lUHXI* MAX CLAIMS $1000.
Mr. V. W. Andrews Snos E-OCtrlo Railway <'om|Miny for Damages f<>r
injuries Received,
A Chip on the Shoulder.
EVERBTT, May 16.-���The trouble
between Mayor R. B. Hassell and
Commander R, A, Spetice, of the . -
cal Spanish-American War Veterans
to carry In their parade the Ameri i .
flag trampled upon  In the I.  \v   w
rioi. in Seattle, has endangered the
state convention, scheduled to coi -
vene here June 18, 1 . an'd 15. Form -
Jactnby telephoned from Seattle yesterday th i
unless ail opposition to Dairying * .
flaw were dropped iby the city the
state convention would have to be
held   elsewhere.
Exports From Sound.
PORT TOW.VSEXO,   May   18.���The
exports and     Imports  irf    the    Pug-
Souiitl   district   continue   to   Increase
The month of April made a most *������-
marital-He   showing     when    compare.!
with  the same  month  ln  1911.      Ths
official statement of the customs bus-
In ess for the month, Just made puft-ll
by Collector  Harper,  sho-ws  that    the
exports reached a value of $6.181 .-to.:
which   added   to   the   exports  for   the
previous three onths mtikes a total   i"
$2_,33.,-t)89,    This,  together with    the
four months' shipments to Alaska ar I
tbe   Hawaiian  Islands.  $7,508,814, give
a   Brand   total   of   $32,933,353,   whl
exceeds   the     exports   of     the     tw,;.e
months of the  years 1900,  1901,  lH'i-',
1903,  1904,  1909 and  1910 In amounts
ranging   from   $1,000,000   to   $18,00 '
The export.s during April. 1912,
���how an Increase of nearly loo per
cent over the corresponding month of
1911. nf the total exports Seattle is
ciedrteti with $2,030,802, while the
remainder Is credited to tbe other
twenty ports in  the district.
Put  I'p Rail���Vanlslied.
8EATT1.1*. May 16.���The pollci
are searching for 1. Burn and I'
Levy, charged with the burning ol
their tailoring estalhn'shment a year
ago, and who -were cited to appear In
cnutt on Tuesday.       It was found tha
VAXOOUViEK,  B.C.,  May 16.���That   the  lionds  thev   put   up  were  In.per
the  Lulu  Island  branch  of  the  B.  C. :tlve In  the superior court.      They In-
Electric   Railway   system   still   retains  sure,!   their   place  for     $6,000     when
al! the privileges and Immunities
Joyed o_ a steam railway Is one of the
defences urged ln the action now be-
in.'* brought by Mr. Victor W. Andrews of Eburne against the B. C.
EJlectrlo Hallway Company. Mr. Andrews i.s asking $4,000 damage.-! as
compensation for two broken ribs, a
sprained wrist, some cuts and bniiSSS
and injuries to the kidneys. These, he
says, were the result of being run into
by a 11. C. lEIectrlc car on April 23,
1911. Mr. Andrews says he was walking along the track when the car
came along at express speed, and without a whistle or warning of any kind
ran into h.m. The de-fence Is that Mr.
Andrews, in walking along the railway, was a trespasser, as It was private rightof-way, and he had no right
to be there.    Further than that, the B.
only  $20io  dnmatte was  done.
Ex-Senator .Suicides.
SEATTI.K.     May     16. ���Washlm,'!'"
C. Rutter, ex-State Senator an'd  men
tier of the fir��t legislature in this
state Is dead today as the result of
a self-inflicted bullet wound. Ruttel
has been suffering from nervous prostration for several months and W i
despondent. He leaves a wife a" I
two   sons.
Estate of Half Million.
SEATTI.E.  May 16.���It was disc
ered in  the prulbate court to'day    tha
the  estate   of   Hugh   R    Rinid,   Seat'
merchant,   who   lust     his   Hfe   in     the
wreck   of   the   Titanic   is     valued   a
Judgment  ArHrmeil.
!iEATT-.E,   May    16.���Mrs.    Gladys
Johnson, under sentence of two years
C.  Electric   Railway  < omipany   is  not *-*-_,   perjury,   is   today   ln   the  count
limited as to the speed of Its cars on
that line, since lt is governed by the
original steam railway charter of the
C. P.R., under which there is no
speed limit.
The case is hetng heard before Mr.
Justice MorrUon ana a special jury.
The  hearing will  be continued  today.
Mr. R. Alford. of Vancouver, representing the Mutual I.lfe Assurance
Company, was In the town over the
week end. He was renewing his
friendship with Mr. E. T. Calvert with
whom he was a crony In the old desert
days In Xorthern Alberta, twenty
years ago. Mr. Alford expresesd unbounded admiration for the Helta and
on a visit which he made to Boundary
Bay on Sunday he declared it an Ideal
spot as a summer resort.. Mrs. Alford and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. E.
T. Calvert and famUIy and Mr. Wright-
son and Mr. Evans accompanied Mr.
Alford on his Sunday trtp.
Jail, having Ibeen ordered Imprisoned
following the decision of the supreme
court affirming the Judgment of the
superior court In finding her guilt;'
of the  crime.
Pound Dead.
OLYMPIA, Wash., May 15.���The
dead body of John Tamblos was
found yesterday morning within a
mile of the farm where he attemptc-
to assault and shot his sister-ln-la��.
Mrs. Anna Thomas, on Sunday. Tani-
"Idos attempted to assault the groung
woman and she beat Mm off. He
shot her ar.d she dropped to the floor
apparently dead. Tamblos fled and
put a bullet through his own brain.
Mrs. Thomas ��*as taken to the hospital here and 'will recover. The bullet went Into her Jaw under the
The Delta Times ls publ-tked ere-ry
Saturday from tha Tinea B_n_t-_.
Ladi-ar. B.C. t. D. Taylor.


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