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LADNER, B. 0. SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1913.
$1.00 A YEAR.
Witnesses Use Upon the Agricultur-
',,1 Commission Finances for Development rui-poses.
ri OVKRIIA1-1-,    April    30.���The
,f land clearing formed the chi-t
nterest in the practical testt-
II.  Hose, ex-reeve of Sur-
before the Royal Commis-
^griculture   here.      Three
cost c
item of i
aon     !
Reports from the committees appointed to revise the different seu-
tions of the prize list for the fall
fair of 1913 were presented at a
meeting of the Delta Agricultural Society last Saturday evening in tne
Delta Times office, and the amendments adopted. Since the meeting,
Mr. A. de It. Taylor, for over twenty
years secretary to the society, nas
tendered his resignation and a special meeting has been called to consider the matter for Saturday, May
Practically a two days' show nas
been arranged for this year, as judging will take place on the Friday
and Saturday .will be demoted to
viewing the exhibits and judging in
Starts Work in New Sphere���Inter-
������sting Comparison of Columbia
and Fraser Deltas.
White   Beaver   Against  Royal   Blue
Background Are Colors Decided Upon.
Hider the head of "Potato King
Coming to Clatskanie," the appended
article clipped from the columns or
the "Clatskanie Chief," makes interesting reading, showing that Mr.
Asahel Smith, the potato specialist,
tne j Is  beginning  to   raise   the   wind   al-
Sl��? ." ha-Vacres of land had  been I the outdoor competitive classes
,    ���  I  for a  school  site  in  Surrey I     Considerable    alterations    In
Lu furnished the figures which  horse and cattle divisions were rec-jready  *���  Oregon
T Bose submitted to the oomnUs- on-mended, data as to which is not ,  , -_uh
,'       The  area  thus  cleared  was  yet available. ... u    ,
fit     nd    covered     with    second j     In  the poultry division  there  will   King,    who has  	
���    timber,   cedar  stumps,   and  he forty-six classes as compared with   Columbia the highest prizes given ror  mencement   of   the  league   fixtures.
the'heavy timber having! the . twenty-three    of    former   years. I production of the universal tuber, is warned.by the disastrous experience
en logged off.    The con-' Poultry previously have been shown j to become a resident of Oregon this:--. tjj6 eariy part of last season, tne
*    *   '""   pairs,   but  this year  classes   for; month.    One  of  the  results^ of tne| players   intend   to   condition   them-
At the annual organization meeting of the Beaver Lacrosse Club, held
in the offices of the Ladner Trust
and Investment Company, officers
for 1D13 were elected and arrangements made for the coming season.
A healthy optimistic spirit, prevailed
and the outlook for a prosperous
season appear very bright. The
Beavers will be contenders for possession of the MacKenzie Cup, emblematic of the championship of the
Lower Fraser Valley, from the coin-
(ir stumps
10I1K  a-<>   'm<* _^_^_^_^B_a-__^_^_Ba__Bi
tfor stumping the-8"_ acres had,
��� i   for   $534      The  contractor   single   male  and   female  birds  have
-ih nm make wages and should hav*-1 heen  created.
J/a hundred dollars more to maKe       The    butter    exhibits   have    been
MU 'j'he  levelling  was   changed also.       Formerly this  divl-
day  work   and   cost   $529. j aion called for the showing of twen-   careful   study
total cost of clearing ana I ty-__ve   pounds,   but   now   the   prize  country
18 site was $307  per acre
standanl   wages
dom-  by
Thus the
*r:iilmg^---------------__ ,, ,
or adding the extra cost if standard
wages had been earned, $325.
Ques'ioiied as to the price of this
or Bimillarly situated land, Mr. Bose
said thai owing to its location near
the town and its high situation, etc.,
It might command the price of $500
per acre, hut its value as farming
above   $200   per  acre.
Pacific N'orthwest Land Products
Show last fall was to bring the great
potato and agricultural expert to
Portland, and while here he made a
list reads which brings this section
more within the scope of the average
buttermakers of the locality. A
special prize will be awarded for the
best   bread   made
under   twenty-one      	
ated  by the Field Trials Association
will   be   awarded   to   the   Individual
taking most prizes in this section.
Many more classes have been cre-
selves   for   the   opening   games   and
not  be  caught  napping.    It  will  be
necessary  to  place new  men  In  the
field to replace gaps left vacant by
of    the   surrounding;the   departure  of   many  of   the  old
^^^^^^H I guard,    but    with    many   promising
the trip  he  inspected   the  re-} juniors to choose from, no difficulty
is   anticipated   in   developing   sticK-
handlers of sufficiently high calibre.
land was not  above   fltiv  per    .,.,���.
He Quoted the price of wild land in ; att'd, in the division devoted to ladies
ttat section  as'runnlng "about  ��1U0 : J���"*-    Thls year altogether  eight;
aU acre,    the best from a farming i four prizes are offered.
point of view being worth $200 per ]
This after  clearing the land | l K<"K*"* NKKI) in
not be worth the money invested in it as a farming proposition.
Mr. Bose testified further that the
eaeics' money was to be made from
growing hay.    This  at  a  price  ror
baled  hay,  clover   and   timothy,   of
Mr. W. H. Hayward Give8 Interesting Figures of Results Achieved in Cowichan.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^mIn an address at the dinner ten-
"16. More money, he thought, was ; dered the members of the Royal
to be made out of this product than j Commission on Agriculture by the
by dairying. He sold his butter at, sinrey Council at Cloveldale qth
35 cents a pound most of the yeari Monday evening, thc chairman of-
round, partly in trade, partly for | tI~e commission, Mr. W. H. Hayward,
' asli. i M.L.A.   for   Cowichan,      presented
As I'or the suggestion that cheap] BOmo interesting facts and figures
money would assist the farmer, llr. i on the success and value of co-
Bose suited that the land credit" sys-: operation among farmers as a basis
ot  as  the  Canadian   eon-1 for   thp   oermanent   Drosperity     of
claimed   tract   at   Clatskanie.   where
R. B. Magruder has one of the most      	
extensive  development   plans In  thejjir. ,|aci_ Williamson presided atlhe
by   young   ladles I state  under  way.    Finding the  rich j meeting and after a report from tne
The   cup   don-! soils  of   that   district   equal   or   su- j secretary-treasurer,  which  showed a
perior to the best of the delta lanes  balance   on   the   right   side   of   tne
at  Ladner,  B.C.,  Mr.  Smith's  home, I books, officers  were elected for the
he has .iust closed a contract to cul-: ensuing years as follows:
tivate    70    acres   of  the   Clatskanie:     Honorary   president,   Dr.   J.   Ker
delta and  put in  practice  .here  the | Wilson;  president, Thos. W. Foster;
high-class      agricultural      methods vice-president,   J.   Johnston;   secre-
\u-;ch have made him and his Lad jtary-treasurer, R. Hutcherson; team
ner  district   famous  throughout   thc-  manager, W. MoCrae;   captain,  Fin-
ci v.ntry. ]lay     .Murray:     vice-captain.     Harry
."Potato King" Smith had planned  Smith;    trainer,    Duncan    Gi.christ;
io have his effects down  to Oregon I honorary  physician,   Dr.  Wilson.
"Miss Canada's At Home," the
cantata produced under the auspices
of the Baptist Sunday school, last
Friday evening, was witnessed by a
gathering which taxed the seating
capacity of the Baptist church to Its
utmost. The performance was excellent and the subject of the play.j
which was of a missionary nature, i
a commendable one. '
Myrtle Grant, as Miss Canada,
acted the part capably, and her assistants in entertaining the strangers
within our gates deserve praise for
their conception of their somewhat
difficult  parts.
The costumes of the youthful actors and actresses representing th?
various nationalities to be found in
the Dominion, attracted considerable
notice, Reggie Blunden as a Japanese, Willie Deane, the thrifty Swede,
Llllle Taylor representing Silver
Flower, the little Chinese girl, and
Harry Newell, the Hindu gentleman,
particularly reproducing the national
Oast ��f Characters.
.Miss Christian Canada, hostess,
Myrtle Grant; Mr. Leaf, prominent
Canadian who objects to immigration, Hugh Slater; Miss "Winnie Peg,
Miss Regina Wheaton, Miss Alberta
Cole, Miss Victoria Hill, assisting
matrons, Misses A. Dean, S. Jordan-,
L. Handford, C. Eyton. Distinguished guests���.Mr. Sakamoto, of
Japan, R. Blunden; Mr. Marcarskt,
a Polish lawyer, E. Grant; Mrs. Nal-
dourtch, Doukhobour woman, E.
Lassetter; Mr. Olsen. thrifty Swede.
W. Dean; Silver Flower, Chinese
g.rl, L. Taylor; Israel Jacobs, a Jewish boy, L. Grant; Mr. Sunda Slngn,
a Hindu, H. Newell.
Reeve and Clerk Instructed to Coin-
plete  Kbit ric   Lighting  Con-
liact Willi B.C.E.R.
Arrangements were made for
police supervision and authority to
complete the elccirie lighting contract with the B.C. Electric Railway
granted the Reeve and Clerk at the
regular session of the municipal
council on  Saturday, April  26th.
A petition from R. J. Anton and
others, requesting work on the Richardson road, was received. As the
appropriation for this work had already been made, this petition was
A communication from Messrs.
Wheeler and Wilcox, advising that
It would not be necessary to submit a bylaw to the vote of the electors in order to complete the street
lighting contract, was also received.
The Reeve and Clerk were instructed
to sign the necessary papers.
Repairs to the dyke on Annacia
Island were left ln the hands of the
dyking committee.
Police Magistrate John McKee waa
granted leave of absence for one
The Temporary Loan Bylaw has
passed its final reading.
Geo. Morgan was the successful
applicant for the position of policeman, road tax collector and pound-
keeper at a salary of $75 per month.
It was decided to construct a concrete culvert at the point where the
Slough road crosses Challuckthan
Hugh Burr and F. Murray were
delegated to represent the club at
the meetings of the League and a
strong executive committee composed
of the following gentlemen, B. Blake-
tem was not  as  tne  Canadian  eon-1 for   the   permanent   prosperity     ui   ���
ceived it. In Germany there was a , lhi8 i_.aus.ry. He based his remarks . "ortant Problems before him and
large amount of money, the savingo j oa what had been aone by the Cowl- showing t0 the Clatskanie distrlca
ot the people being available tor j chan co-operative Creamery Asso- what marvels in production may be
loaning through co-operative saving! elation Some fifteen years ago a (attained when soil drainage and cu��-
banks at a low rate ot interest, i creamery had been established i tivatlon are prosecuted along the
These saving conditions on the part i there but proving successful the as-!m08t scientific lines.
sociatlon went beyond the ordinary "} f0,'nd th'�� ?reS��n tract bein���
bounds, combining other co-opera' reclaimed at Clatskanie very much
live features which aimed to de-ilike **}>�����> **>est ��f th* d,e,Ita J***"?,3
crease  the  cost  of  farming  opera- ..around Ladner       said    Mr.    Smith
after  viewing the  15,0fJD-acre tract
tne past week, but has been slightly
delayed by the loss of his wife.    He
will  soon   arrive  with   two   carloads
of   the   choicest   seeds   tha:   he   can
-athrr   from  the   Ladner   delta   and       _^__^^_____________________________
will immediately enter upon the task i ly, W. Fraser. S. W. Walter, A. Fox
of transforming the dyked lands at jand E. S. Douglas, was selected.
Clatskanie. Already the levees re-1 It was unanimously decided to
straining the waters of the Columbia | enter a team in the Lower Fraser
River have beeu built, the drainage ��� Valley League, and the secretary was
ditches within the walls are cut ana i instructed to make the necessary ar-
the  original  sod  has  been     turned, jrangenients.
This gives  to the  potato  expert op-|     The  advisability  of  securing  new-
portunity  for   working  -out   the   lm-j uniforms came up for discussion and
o( the people did not exist here, ifnd
If money was to be made available
and profitable to the borrower It
must be brought into the country
and loaned on the security of land
at a low rate of Interest. A great
deal of money, he admitted, could
bi       ! for actual development pur
tions and increase their efficiency.
There was no section of British Columbia comparable to the Fraser
Valley for milk and butter produc-
the executive committee were empowered to arrange for procuring tne
same. The design suggested was a
royal blue sweater with a white beaver on the front. This ls a variation of the former colors.
With a view to having the days
of games changed from Saturday as
arranged in . the schedule the delegates were instructed to bring the
matter to the notice of the league
The annual meeting of Ladner
W.C.T.U. will be held at the home
of Mrs. R. Stokes, on Tuesday, May
6th, at 3 p.m. Reports of the worn
for the past year will be received and
officers elected for the ensuing year.
The meetings of the Union have been
steadily growing tn interest. The
April meeting was held at the home
of Mrs. E. Hutcherson. who gave a
very thoughtful  and  impressive  an-
C. R.
The Rev. C. R. Blunden preached
his farewell sermon to his flock at
Ladner and Crescent Island on Sunday, taking his text from Acts 20:32
verse, to good congregations, During the year and nine months of Mr.
Blunden's     pastorate,     considerable
dress based on Corinthians 12; 12. j progress has been made and the Sun-
"Many members in one body." Sue day school especially has developed
emphasized  the  importance  of  eacn|into a strong institution.    The clos-
ln the Lower Columbia delta.    "We i executive at its next meeting.
poses, but he pointed  out that the, -|0n, be said, and in his view with
" "" right methods along similar lines,
the profits of the dairyman and the
farmer ought to be vastly larger.
As an instance of what the Cowichan Co-operative Association had
done he quoted these figures: In
butter production the creamery
totalled for the year ending October 81, 1P12, 130,000 pounds, v-hch
had netted to the farmers 39.77
cents per pound net. Then in 1910
the association had extended their
activities to egg buying and selling.
For the first year 31,000 dozen of
eggs had been handled; for 1911
8 1,000 dozen of eggs; for 1912.
154,000 dozen eggs, which had netted   31.36   cents  per  dozen  to    the
 _.   tarmer.     In   poultry   fattening,   en-
on moral  grounds.    Also   these   in-I tered upon in  1911, 19,318 pounds,
laborers  would  be entitled   of dressed poultry had been haudl-
'o Hi"  Milliard  rate of wages,    lie   ed   and   this   n.tted   to   the   farmer
ted that the Orientals were use-   $4,281.    As showing the advantages
'��1. bul  pointed out that the present   of co-operatlor., in 191-', 45,000 lbs.
'i   potatoes  was due   largely; had been handled nnd brought a re-
���o tin- extensive cultivation  of land   turn of $11,925.
under   ins crop bv Orientals. These  successes had  induced  tue
"    ��r   Kidston* taking Issue with ' association  to  enter the grain  buy-
Mr. rinse's statement that  indenture
endency now was to over-capitalize
land and that under farm loans this
evil   would    be    intensified.       $150
would be needed for every acre and
���liis would take a large amount for
Is of the  whole country,    ir
>"y ten  millions were loaned out to
farmers  for land  improvement,  thts
would  tend   to   raise    the    price    or
ind the farmer would be -no
fl in the long run, as greater
apltal   would   be   reiiulred   for   im-
rovi - - in.
In answer to  Commissioner  Kid-
to his opinion on  the prac-
of  using  indentured  labor
broughl in from European countries,
Mr  Bose agreed that such would be
useful, bul objected to this proposal
have  at  Ladner  about  24,000  acre
of delta lands that have been dyked
and on this, of course, we grow our
best  crops.    This  dyking   was  d me
under a municipal plan and the cost
has all been repaid and the farmers ; phasized
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
were arranged as practice nights and
the necessity of serious training during the short period before the official  opening on  May  17th,  was em-
have their remarkable lands on
which sometimes the purchase prtce
of  them  is  produced   in   two   years.
Delta Lands Rich.
"At Clatskanie, on the Columbia,
I found the soil deeper and richei,
if anything. I could not help ,��.-
marking upon seeing it, that tin-
vegetables for the state of Oregon
could be produced on that one tract,
if  properly cultivated.    The  Colum-
' hia has some marvellous tract*,
which you people down here wholly
fail   to   appreciate  yet.     Walt  until
| that   land   is   made   to   do   its  best.
The team manager was vested
with the power of ordering supplies
as requested by the several players.
member doing her part for the sue
cess of the Union, reminding them
that they were pledged to do all in
their power to discourage the use.
of and traffic in strong drinK.
Members should always wear the
white ribbon. Another way in which
they might help was by educating
public opinion in the matter of beautifying our town by removing rubbish and other eyesores, and by taking an interest in all public improvements.
ing session last Sunday was marked
by an address of appreciation of Mr.
Blunden's services and the presentation by Miss Ada Deane, one of the
scholars, of a twenty dollar gold coin
enclosed in a plush case. The last
meeting was held at Crescent Island
on Monday evening. After the singing- of a number of appropriate
hymns and a short devotional service,
Mr. David Price, on behalf of the
congregation and many friends of
the community, presented their retiring pastor with a handsome purse
as a token of their appreciative regard. Mr. Blunden has been called
to the Cedar Cottage Baptist churcn
and begins his ministry there on
Sunday,  May  4th.
i British Government Gives Annuities, .   .  .   _ ..  ���OD
to Dependents of Scott Dlsas- 'vas  congratulated   on   the  progress
ter Victims ' shown during the year, and for the
i .���.xir-.r-.-.T    a    ,,    nn '   ,-���       ,        i satisfactory       -financing     arrange-'
rt~H  h^?   '      P    . i?'."~! V%      /   ���ents    ho     consummated    in  New
dred dollars, in addition to the ad-; ���    .        f k
ra.ralty pension of $100(1,  is grant-   Yt��� a,X   ll'ndrv   of   Vancouver
of Captain Robert F." Scott   the ex- | ~*��* ��*����f&o*Jff' ��
plorer  who  met  a heroic  death  on    rllLliD
Mr. John Hendry Retires From Directorate���Replaced   bv   Mr.
D.  Hicks.
MONTREAL,     May   1.���Western |
Canada Power held its annual meet-1     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ing   at   noon   yesterday   when   the.  t.uniltllre an(, K*rects confiscate*.���
president,   Mr.   Charles   H.   Cahan,       Government Determined on Rc-
K.C., presided over a small  gather- preeeive Measures.
ing ot shareholders. I
The annual statement of the I LONDON, April 30.���Marked by-
company was adopted with only lit-1 *n exciting battle with police clubs
tie comment although the president i ��-�� tlle uu(-' han,d a,ld, umbrellas and
,.���_   ^nn-r-lMlplorf   nn   tl,��   nrneress I h-lt   P1"3   on   thl*-   other,   the   head-
ciuartors of the militant suffragettes
I in ICiug'3 Way were raided and clos-
' ed uy the police today upon orders
j from Home Secretary Reginald Mc-
Kenna. Seven militant leaders���
Miss Kenney, Mrs. Drummoud, Miss
j Kerr, acting secretary of the Wo-
I men's  Social  and    Political   Union;
You   will   then   appreciate   that  you | the return  journey  from  the Soutb
have  let  lay  dormant  at  your  very   pole
door  for  years  one  of  the  agricul-       A jo(nt annuity of $1500 for Cap-
tural gems of the entire state. tain Scott*8 mother and his two sis-
While specializing in potato CUl- te_B, and an annuity of $1500 for
ture, "Potato King" Smith does not | the wiaow and 8jster-in-law of Dr.
intend  to confine his efforts on tne j Edward   A.   Wilson,   chief   of     the
Columbia tract to the tuber. He]
believes in intensive farming, con-1
pled   with   dairying   and   live   stoc:;
scientific staff of the expedition,  is
also  provided.
jaho- 'is almost on a par with slave
the   witness   painted   out   the!
���   that had arisen  in Soutn i
- "r this system.    As a clti-'
''"" I"'  would  never support  such a
���������'���*���''in  .:i  this country.    He had no
m   obtaining  men   at   $40
and board.    He was making
pay with it.
tha   telephone   service,   be
think    the    n.C.   Telephone
i      gave   the   farmers   the  ex-
���hey   were  entitled   to,  ana
es for  the extensions  were
aessmeni should be on the
the land, Mr. Bose declared.
matter  if  the  value was
������ :   If the value  was there
ing business in order to enable the
farmers to obtain cheaper feed sup-
nil."*     ln 1911 there was purchased.
Sm' to"s of grain;   in  1912,  2407 | 	
tons at a cost of $70,000. ...        -��� __... be _ mol_(J.
Mr.  Hayward strongly wedto  tt iaeai nm,   (.on|munlty     -n  (n;s
production. In no oilier way ca:*. ]
the farmer prosper and be sate, ac-j
cording to his version of the game.
At Clatskanie he intends to develop1
the suggestion made by tha,
thai  a farmer, who had or
'-lily   acres   only   ten   cleared,
nol be taxed on the wild land
farmers of Surrey to get together
on a co-operative basis. It was essential to success to engage a first
class manager and give him the power to do the marketing for all.
When he heard farmers of the Fraser Valley testify that 25 cents
pound was the average return
their butter production, he felt that
compared with the Cowichan results
something was wrong * 	
the very best opportunities
coun """"���"'- ������'���"!
a market
limited demand
will    be
work    many    experiments
made with all garden and farm prod-1
nets,  and   Immediate  arrangements
will he carried out to get a due proportion   of  live  sli ck   on   the  lands,
Be Instructed.
Fanners to
LONDON, May 1.���The result of
the by-election in Whltechapel
caused by the unseating of Sir
Stuart Samuel  in  the  Imperial  par
There were
ln  this
liament waB Sir Stuart's re-election.       lic,,
  ...    He  polled   1722   votes    as    against   J.,^.   ^
demonstrate -possibility of a general weakening i 1556 obtained by the Unionist can-LurnttUi
itry for profitable farming with
mrket at the doors and an  un-
Mais ror the 70 acres.    The  witness
thai   this   would   keep   ihe
*  ' busy all the year and hinder
'���'ration   of   the   assessment
the   time   when   the   rate
lie struck.
ling roads, when conditions
">d In the country. Mr. Bost-
;    day    labor;   in   dull   times.
labor   was   seeking   work.   Tic
letting   work  by  contract  as
"ild   work  for  less   than  tne
1 "1   Wage   under   thai   system.
or the value of co-operation,
"d   that   the   farmer   would
' ths middleman could be cut
, hui   ihat   would  require  organ-
""���i    along    co-operative    selling
i      Thn  military   organized
OTTAWA. May  1. ���Jh0 rau"'"*'
at   Vernon.   B.C.,   are:
���0th  and  31st B. C
Co     D.A.S.C..     No
camp   dates
Juno  2  to   13,
HOr8e;.ldNAnibulance. Victoria camp,
Tuly 1: Sixth D.C.O.K ���
104th,  No.   11   section.
Id  Fiel
June 26 to
72nd,   X"*th,
given bet
ires.        Land
exen Ise of common
the use of stumping  n��*,J����p7-
illed  for cheap powder  first
along    co-operative
W.   P.   Jones,    a    farmer   or
���alley,  also  testified  at   this
He thought that  the farm
ers should be encouraged  by being
prS        ,tter roads to the market cen-
clearlng   needed   tne
sense,  he   sa;<!.
      I th"
J'me/waaTo'mak-ehVadway    The
weslmins.er markel was satisfactory
and the besi market.    He sva
ning   his   milk   to   Vancouver
,ng of small fruits. There_ was,,
need for ditching machines to dram
the land. ^    /.   . .   	
Strong, healthy rhubarb, grown
out of doors, was to be had in abundance at the regular weekly market | treasurer.
In New Westminster last Friday
morning for 5 cents per pound. Eggi
after several weeks of uncertainty
were steady at 35c a dozen and the
indication was that they would remain at that price for some time to
come. Although flsh sold at the
, , i   ���       i usual   prices   this   morning   it   was
The  terms of  the contract   bring-; intimated   that   nP>:t     "veBk   salmon
Ing to Oregon the British Columbia |-..-y-^ drop in pr|P(> an(j there was a
expert   require him to   ' ^^^     ^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
for    the    community's    benefit    tne   ������ this department.     A few turkey's ' didate. Captain  Montague  Brown
highest  science   In  agriculture.       ���**. eggs were offered for sale at 35 cents j 	
portion   of  his  time   is  to   be  given  each       --���������--  ----��� '-������ !
In   instructing   farmers  on   the  tract  at -turn uv _u  , uu ��-.��-���.     ...... recently
being    reclaimed    and    encouraging I large   contingent   of   farmers   from   "*����� unul .re-euuj
them  to study  the work being done  the Delta came up on  the Transfer!
the   Smith   tract.    This   will   De  bringing   with   them   their   children
on   the   same   lines   as   a   to attend  the  May Day celebration  '
district    prepares    to    get    the    full  This accounted  for    the
benefit  from  an  agricultural  college  large attendance.
experiment     station.       An     agricu*-���	
tur-il   association   has   already   been INCREASE OF INTEREST.
formed  and  Will  arrange the affairs | 	
of the members so as to get all pos-      VANCOUVl-R,  """-n 29.���On Sn*
Bible   benefit   from   the   presence   inur(|ay  next   the   ratepayers  will     be
 T  their midst of the llritish Columbian  called upon to pass upon the amend
present the new United States in_ ; Miss Lake, business manager of the
,���_ ���. - ��_. v, -j ti. i ii-.., I Loudon suffrage publication; Miss
terests on the board The follow- Ltmuox and jflM karrettj assistant
ing compose the directorate for the edlt . lh   publloatlon  and Mrs,
ensuing year: Messrs. C. H Ca- Saunde ^motSX secretary of the
han, K.C A. It. Dobie, T. J. Drum- ualon_-^e.e arrested aud taken to
mond, William McNeill, C. W. Bow streeL ���-. Et-Uou
Sweeney, A. H. B. McKenzie, R. V.; Ah the women were led awa taey
Hayward and De Horest Hicks. ; BtrUck at the police repeatedly with
At a subsequent meeting of the tUeir Ulll-_rellus but were Dually
directors       the     following   officers   subdued.
were   elected:     Mr.   C.   H.   Cahan,;     Mr8i  bespard  and  other  militant
Drum-   leaders  were at headquarters  when
O-     B. : thi   raid was made.     Taken by sur-
r;   Mr. , pri Bl ta(.y were unable to hide any-
Tetary-   thii.g.      Despite  their   protests,  Superintendent Quinn, ot Scotland Yard
searched the entire building for evi-
K.C.,   president;   Mr.   D.   G.
mond,   vice-president;    Mr.
McCallum,  secretary-treasure
C.  H.   Lowe,    assistant    sei
of International  fame.
In    addition    to    conducting
_________^^-________^^        ttic
work  at   Clatskanie,  "Potato   King"
Smith  hopes to open  in  this stale a
commercial experiment station worr;
which   will  permit   him   to  supervise
the    agriculture   of    numerous
tricts  that   want   to   organize
more efficient  farming.     Sine*
came   known   that   he
Oregon, he has received two or thre*
calls  already,  and  as  the  thoreugU
ness of his methods are promulgate',
he believes that he will have all th'
ments to the money bylaws aggro
eating $5,000,000 endorsed at the
last municipal election, providing for
an increase in the interest rate from
4  to 4   1-2 per cent.
The old Mechanics' Institute build-1
occupying a post- |
tion on  the  present  high  school site, \
was moved this week  by Its owner.
Mr.  Andrew  Yorke.  to  liis  property
unusually   on   Delta  street.       The  addition   ol
I this building to the edifices on the
H^| j main street, while an evidence of tie-
closer building movemenl   does  not
improve  the  prosperous  appearance.
of   the  locality,  and   man)   adverse
comments have been  mail,   concern-1
Ing    lliis    work.        Mr.    Human    tl:!
i-hrisi  is the contractor.
Mr, Harris the Western organ
tzer of the Canadian Order of For
esters, is at present In town,.making i
 1 preparations for reviving the court
���*" here. The odd fellows "ormerr*-
business he can attend to along this were a strong society here, but Inline. In this work he plana merely terest has waned for some time past
Is coming to'tn supplement the Agricultural Ooi-1Mr. Harris is meeting with much sue-1
lege Instruction, getting his stations 1 cess in his efforts and the oiitloot
in districts that have not been cover-1 for the establishment of an active
tht}   state   institution.���Ore-1 branch  of  the  order   here  are   vt ry
deuce and  documents and confiscated everything in sight.
The  women  weie    dragged    out.
struggling fiercely, and were warned
Ito stay out.     Officers surrounded tho
building   and   held   the   militants   at
| bay.      The   latter   Hcredmcd   at   the
As soon as the building was
the   police  stripped   it   of   its
._, indicating that the Home
Office intends permanently to break
up the militant organization.
STEVKSTON, l.ulu Island, April
27.���Within a few weeks the local
branch of the Victorian Order of
Nurses hopes to have a nurse permanently stationed at Steveston for
service on Lulu Island and Sea Island. The concert given the first
part of the month proved very successful financially, a profit of $0",
being realized. The head of the
order at Ottawa has now been coin
���ninnated with, with a request that
a nurse be appointed. Notification
of the appointment is expected soon
it he
ed   by
LONDON, May 1.- A slight 1m-
prov ni'-nt was noticed today in tho
londltion of the Duchess of Connaught. wife of the Governor-General of Canada, who was operated
on a second time for abdominal
trouble on  April  29.
It    :.'"
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 19*-j.
Mr. R.  C. Treherne    Will    Devote
Summer to Agricultural Research nt Agassiz.
AGASSIZ, April 29.���The Dominion government have now practically completed a well equipped and
up-to-date laboratory at the experimental farm here, in which Mr. R.
C. Treherne, B.S.A., will devote his
time this summer to original research   work.
Mr. Treherne is an entomologist
on the staff of the department of
agriculture, who hns been assigned
to work in the Lower Fraser district
of British Columbia.
On his arrival here from the East
early last year, Mr. Treherne devoted himself to a study of the life
and habits of the strawberry root
weevil, having his headquarters at
Hatzic, The result of his efforts
were embodied in a paper in the
annual proceedings of the B. C. Entomological   Society.
One of the direct results of Mr.
Treherne's research upon the insect
pests of this district will be the
valuable aid afforded the farmers
ln their warfare upon them. The
amount of damage done to the fruit
crops each year by insect pests
reaches staggering totals. From
figures submitted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the annual
loss from insect pests is placed at
$1,272,000,000, or more than the
entire expenditure o.f the V. S. government, including the pension roll
and the maintenance of the army
and navy.
While, owing to the more favorable climatic conditions of Canada,
pest life is not so serious here as in
the Vnited States, yet the increase
in the value of the field and or-
i hard crops that is possible by the
extermination of Insect pests, is
calculated at enormous figures. "Of
course, all insects are not harmful
Many being classified as friends '.f
the farmer," states Mr. Treherne.
"and one of the most advanced and
effective methods of fighting insect
pests is by the introduction of bene-
licial   insects."
One 'ii the most interesting papers
in the published proceedings of the
B. C. Entomological Society for the.
last year is one by Mr, W. H, Brit-
tain, B S.A- on the subject of beneficial insects and the introduction of
parasites in insect control. In some
cases harmless parasites are introduced which devour the eggs ot the
harmful  insects.
It is in connection with just sucli
work that the research into the
life history of the local fruit pests
is valuable.
At the laboratory here Mr. Treherne will breed and study the various pests under conditions paralleling their native conditions, keeping
them under systematic microscopical observation.
The building itself will be 24 "by
2 4 feet in size and besides affording sleeping quart ira for the entomologist in charge, also provides'
an Insectry 8 by 24 fi et, in which
all the various breeds of insect life
will be developed under normal
conditions and hen-after all farmers and fruit growers desiring first
hand information from a thoroughly reliable source, regarding tin-
habits and life ot injurious Insects
and the i "nt methods of stamping
oul the ev I, will be able to procure
all necessary data from Mr. Treherne, wbo will make his permanent
bestdquarti rs here after May 1,
An upp i- room, now being oomph-ted In the laboratory, will be
used as an exhibii room in which
will in- 11 .-i-.i a'.l th - differ nt sp
cles oi bugs and Insects, showing
the damage accomplished by tbem
to  the  various   fruits  and   [lowers.
as  their   history   is   worked   out      by
Air.    1'ielierne.
This work as Inaugurated by the
department should prove ()f Inestimable value to the farmers ami fruit
growers ol tin- Lower Mainland, affording, as !| will, an opportunity
oi' their securing at all times accurate and detailed information regarding  all   tonus ol'  insert  life.
|ObJCCt     Is to    Protect     Municipality
Vgainsl   Injury From Realty
MILNER, May 1,���Langley municipality is opening a nal estate department by which buyer and vendor will be protected and the agent
and speculator eliminated, according to testimony given before the
Royal Agricultural Commission here
yesterday by Mr. M. B. Cotsworth.
Mr. Cotsworth tostttled lo the injury done the district by specula-
* on. and tiie cutting up of farms and
tiie deceptions practiced on buyers
A way out is olfered by the municipality. Those who wish to sell, list
iheir property with the municipal
clerk, on blanks which constitute a
contract and which were put in evidence. Prospective purchasers are
���given the assistance of tho assessor
end but one per cent, on the transaction is charged by the municipality for doing the work.
Xo   Delay.
! Lucking Assistance in Clearing, Many
Will   \l anili'ii  Land, States
MILNER, May* 1.���Owners of small
j holdings must be assisted in clearing
j their land by the government, insisted Mr. C. E. Hope, of Fort Langley,
j before the royal commission on agri-
| culture, sitting here yesterday. Mr.
! Hope owns 500 acres of land.at Fort
I Langley, seventy under cultivation
j and much in pasture. He operates
j a big dairy, shipping milk to Vancouver,  and  engages extensively  in
- truck farming. He appeared be-
i fore the commission in his own be-
\ half and representing the local
I Farmers' Institute of which he is
i president.
There   is  no   land   clearing   being
j carried on in the district, Mr. Hope
i testified,   save   by     small     holders.
These men were getting discouraged.
; Their enthusiasm was waning. There
' were uot many of them experienced
1 either in land  clearing or farming.
They must have assistance or many
of  them  would  abandon  their holdings.
Mr.  Hope  proposed  that the Provincial   government,   after   securing
an  estimate of the cost of clearing,
I per acre, let a contract to the owner, paying him the estimated cost of
; the clearing, up to half his holdings,
Making a mortgage on the land, and
: forbidding its sale save to actual settlers,  and  with  the  consent of  the
government.      By   this   means,   the
small holder would be able to make
a living while clearing his land and
' making it    productive.     It    is    the
1 small   landholder,   insisted   the  witness, who must be helped, for in the
' nature of  things,  most of  the  land
must be cleared by him.    Assistance
should  be  confined   to  small   hold-
. ers, to bar land speculators.
The witness  would    like to    see
- legislation prohibiting the subdivid-
, ing of land, or selling ot subdivis-
: ions until there is a road leading to
j it.     The municipality cannot build
these many roads;  perhaps the government  cannot.      In  that case  the
owners of the subdivision should be
1 compelled   to   stump   and   grade   a
' serviceable road before putting the
property on  the market. At present
there are thousands of five-acre and
ten  acre tracts  far from  roads  and
j cannot be developed.
There was not    enough    produce,
save'milk,  in  the district, to enable
'the farmers to co-operate.
Ten dairymen had gone out of
business, in the district, within the
past six months, testified Mr. Hope.
There was no profit in milk production at present prices. Prices are
lower to the producer than two years
ago, and higher to the consumer.
The wholesaler and dealer got th
Witness is selling milk    for    16
i cents per gallon, net, 3.3 test.    Con-
I sumers are paying    ten    or    eleven
| cents per quart for it.     Two years
I ago he received 20 cents per gallon,
i net, and the consumer paid eight or
jiiin cents per quart for it.
|     Milk   imported   from  Washington
costs 62 cents per butter fat pound,
| while witness gets but 55 cents, but
he did not consider that discrimina-
| tion as    the    imported    milk    was
; standardized,   and   that   cost   something.     Local milk should be standardized     in   the    district    through
'creameries.     Legislation    had been
passed protecting every other line of
industry save that of the milkman's.
It  should  be made more difficult to
import milk,  and  foreign  milk producers should  be  compelled  to  produce their milk under identical sanitary   conditions.      There  would   be
plenty   of   milk   produced   if   prices
were high enough.     Something was
wrong   when   a   dairyman,   with   a
plant inventorying in cows, tools and
lands $15,000, was unable to make
as much as the teamster who delivered   the  milk   to   consumers  in   Vancouver.
Produce prices were low, too low,
due, the witness believed, to commission merchants discriminating in
favor of the pvotluc0 T-iireha<*ed from
across the line. Thja only way to
remedy this was to absolutely prohibit, by statute, a dealer from accepting consignments, nnd the com-
nii-sion men hants from dealing in
produce except on commission. The
municipal markets of Vancouver and
New Westminster promised much, as
they were calculated to take the
place ot the wholesaler and commission maii. But he had had peculiar experience with the markets, a
test shipment was made to both
markets, a half ton of potatoes. Stock
and packing was tho same, and both
shipments wont on tho same train.
Now Westminster market returns
were $20 per ton. while the Vancouver market returns were $10 per
Witness wanted to sell fresh
cream. Thirty-five cents per pound
was tho best price be could get. Still
cream wagons from Lynden. Wash.,
gathered up cream in South Langley, paying 42 cents per lb., hauled
it tn Lyndon and paid duty: it was
standardized in tho Lynden Cream-
ery. hauled seven miles to Custer,
shipped to Vancouver, paid freight
and another duty, at an apparent
profit. Why. ho would like to know,
will dealers give no more for local
Boards of Trade should employ
trade commissioners to look after
the interests of the farmers, the
city's best customers. Tho farmers
do not get together often enough,
and there is no cohesiveness among
Labor was scarce, inefficient nnd
high priced.
Witness would like to see something done towards securing cheaper stumping powder and drain tiles
Centrnl   Selling  Agency  or    Distributing System Will Wipe Out
Milk  Middlemen.
MILNER,  May  1.���With  a union1
embracing   every     milk       producer
from Chilliwack to the sea and the
establishment  of   a  clearing   house,
or    central    selling  agency in Van-.
couver handling every drop of milk
produced in the Fraser Valley and |
complete  control of  prices,  or else I
1 the   introduction  of  a  distributing!
system, wiping out milk wholesaler,
1 dealer   and   peddler,   are   the   plans
j of an organization the milk produc-1
] ers of the valley are hoping to per-1
i feet  this  season,   according  to  the I
evidence given by Mr. J .W. Berry,!
a Milner dairyman, ard  a director
in the Richmond Dairy Co. of Van-|
couver,  here yesterday.
Such an organization is not only
planned,   but  under  way.     It     was I
expected  to  make  it strong enough
to dictate prices to be paid to the
producer.    If not, a plant would be
assembled   to   handle     the   product
through   the   central   agency   direct,
to   the   consumer.     Milk   costs  the!
consumer too much now;   the farmer does not get enough for it. There
Is too much  waste in the distribu- j
tion.    The witness is milking thirty,
cows.     During   April   he   got   16.5
cents net, per gallon.    He has just i
received   notice   that   his   company
will   pay   but   15   cents   net,   during
May,     The   farmer  {cannot   Afford
to sell milk at this price.    At present the farmer gets 16 cents; freight:
is two cpnts, the wholesaler charges
28   cents,   the   retailer   charges   the!
consumer 44 cents per gallon.    The
cost   of   handling   and   distributing j
does not  exceed  eight  to  ten  cents, j
averred  the witness.    The price the;
wholesaler   gets   should enable him j
to  pay  20  cents per  gallon  net,  a.'
remunerative price  for the  farmer. |
The dealers  are  getting rich.    The
witness   specified   several   men   who
have made  fortunes in a  few years
in dealing in  milk, while the farm-1
ers   are   just   pulling   along,   breaking  even;      giving  their   time   and
iheir   lives  to   the   industry.,
It had been very easy to get the
dealers to combine to hold up prices1
but seemed impossible for the pro-
ducers to do so. The producer was]
too apt to keep his eye on the dol-i
lar in sight, and forget the several!
dollars that might be made by con-j
certed action.
A strike even had been suggested
but  there were  always a  few men
who   could   not  be   defended   upon.
The organization must  bo made so'
strong   that   these   men   could     be I
protected.    Co-operation  was neces-1
sary,     Too   many     farmers      were ,
afraid    that    the   man who talked
co-operation       would     be  paid  for
I Conditions on the American side I
of the line, priceB. feed, labor and
markets were similar. There was
no advantage. Milk, however, was
not produced in Washington under
the same sanitary conditions. This
should be remedied or the milk shut
out. ., J
Legislation for the protection of
the consumer, but for the eventual |
benefit of the producer was suggested by the witness. He declared j
milk wholesalers always want to be]
short of milk, so that it can bo
'���stretched" sufficiently to go
around. "Stretching" was accomplished by means of skimming the
milk, watering it, and adulterating
it; even by manufacturing it from
milk powder and condensed milk.
All were guilty of it. His own firm
was a good customer of" the condensed milk people. When trains
stop running and the supply from
I the farms is shut off for a few days,
j the consumer is always supplied.
There is always a reserve ot milk
powder kept on hand by the dairies.
This practice should he prohibited,
insisted  the witness.
As a business farmer. witness
would not desire more protection
ngain-t American milk which would
raise  the  price  to  tbe  consumer.
The deplorable condition of the
industry was due solely to lack of
Growers of farm produce should
not chare-e dealers with discrimina-1
tion against local stuff. Imported I
produce >vas standardized. The
dealer knew exactly what he would
get. Position of local produce is
solely due to the manner in which
it   is put   up, I
Some legislation should he had to
pri venl land speculators booming j
the country. However, Ibis, evil j
was rapidly curing itself. At present little' could bs done, through
unsettling the country by land
; peculators,
Witnesses Before    Commission Disagree as  to  Whether  Small
Holdings Pay.
ALDERGROVE, May 1.���Testimony to show that the farming of
flve and ten acre tracts was profitable, and to show that it was not
profitable was taken by the agricultural commission here today. Reeve
Poppy believing that ths small hrld-
ings could not be lairle to pay while
E. M. MacPherson, of Bradner, was
positive that they could, as ?ie was
farming eight acres mow and doirg
The commission was met here by
Mr. Frank MacKenzie, M.P.P., Reeve
Poppy, a'number of farmers from the
district and by Mr. MacPherson, of
Mr. MacPherson has eight acres,
and by intensive farming and poultry raising Is doing well. He has
sixty laying hens and breeding birds.
He believed a small poultry plant
was more profitable in proportion
than a large one. He sold hia potatoes early in the Beason for $2.50
per sack to the mills. The higher
lands were very suitable for his 0'uss
of farming. He pointed out the
Fraser valley was mo3t suitable for
the small holder, as the man who
wanted large acreage would get it
on the prairies.
As representing the Bradner Progressive Associatldn, he would like
to see better provision made for permitting settlers to burn their slashings; game laws changed to let the
small holder shoot over a greater
area, cheaper powder and some form
of co-operative machinery for clearing land. There were twenty-eight
families at Bradner on five and ten
acre farms. As soon as production
became larger, some form of cooperative selling will be necessary.
Reeve Poppy disagreed with Mr.
MacPherson regarding the profitableness of small holdings. Taxes were
now close to the limit. Government aid in road building was necessary as wild land could not be
taxed sufficiently to raise funds for
road  building.
Mr. Frank J. MacKenzie, M.P.P.,
testified that the government should
assist in building roads for settlers
and should guarantee municipal road
bonds, as it would" be the same
principle as that of assisting railways. Cheaper powder also was
necessary. It should be supplied at
$2.50 per case .
The party visited the provincial
demonstration orchard. This orchard shows more satisfactory growth
than of any other orchard in the
province, showing this soil and climate is most suitable. Of 700
trees planted last year, none had to
be replaced.
The Royal Bank of amu
Incorporated I860.
Capital Authorized       925,000,<)M
Capital Paid Up .'.   ��H,500,00��
Rest   . ,    *12,500,ooo
Aggregate Assets, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Million
It Is the aim of the management ot this Bank to make ever; <�����.
positor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his *lnancii,
affairs. ^
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upwards
Interest palv or credited at the highest current rates, oa May 31st aai
November 30th each year.
r vr*Ni--*, n. c.
II. V. BISHOP. Manaqi-r
Carry in stock a full line of
Sand, Gravel and Cement
Phone 7
Box 1332
J. JOHNSTON, Proprietor
A     ���    __ _jt .  _J___.___     __=**��      _*���"% ____*>���__._��� np   #g
|   Ladner, B. O.
Sample Room.
Prompt Service
?   Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.     Rates Reasonable
* t
i.oxnoN.    April    28.���Although
Lord   Chief  Justice  Aherstonc  is  lying so close to death at his Kensington  residence that he  is merely  th".
shadow of himself and is practically |
a living skeleton, he persistently re- ,
fuses  to  retire from office, and due
to  his   weakened   mental   condition,!
stoutly insists he will be at his old
place in the courts in a few days.
Reinforced    Work Is    Completed���
Huge Six-ton Gates Are in
(From The British Oodumblan.)
Thursday. May 1.
The work of constructing" immense dams to hold back the tide
waters of the Gulf at the outlet of
the Nicomekl and Serpentine rivers
ln the southwestern portion of Sur-i
rey municipality is making steady
progress. Already the main portion
of the steel reinforced work on the
two dams has been completed and
the big six-ton gates, of which there-
are three sets, are in position. The
contractors M. P. Cotton and Company will shortly be In a position to
undertake the filling in between the
immense walls on the completed
section of the Nicomekl structure,
that-work having been partly completed on the Serpentine dam.
The dams when completed will
serve as permanent bridge crossings
for the Elgin road, which will be
ballasted aud heightened to make a
permanent dyke. Thus in addition
to protecting 12,000 acres of highly
fertile bottom lands and making
possible the proper drainage of a
large area, highway connection will
be given and as well eight miles of
trunk roads protected Jroin high
water. In view of this aid to the
good rotid situation of Delia lands,
the provincial government are also
contributing to the cost of the undertaking which will involve a total
expenditure of $135,000.
The lands in the reclamation area
will pay towards the cost of tliis
work 76 cents per acre yearly for
forty years. The commissioners are
Reeve Sullivan of Surrey, ex-Reeve
H, Bose and B, B. Smith.
The members of the Royal Commission on Agriculture, who visited
the dams in company with Mr. F. 3.
MacKenzie, M.P.P., and members of
the Surrey Council on Monday afternoon, showed great Interest In
t li in reclamation project, which will
vastly increase the productive lands
of Surrey, whose total area is given
at 76,000 acres.
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds ol
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors Turnings and Houw Flnlihins.
Phone  R14 Eburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow
SEATTLE. May 1.���That imme
diate preparation be made by the
state highway board for the completion of all preliminary work during the present year for all roads
for which appropriations have been
made was the substance of a resolution adopted by the Seattle Commer
cial Club last evening, and ordere.!
sent to Cov. Lister. Tn�� resolution
contained the further SDKgest los thr"
this action be taken to avoid al!
delay in construction work in  H'14
OTTAWA,  April  23.���Bishop Mc-
Naily. the newly appointed Bishop
Of the Calgary diocese, will go to
Rome for the consecration service.
This is at the request, it is understood, of Monsicnor Sbaretti, formerly apostolic delegate to Canada. Tliis
is an unusual honor, as there have
lieen but few Canadian bishops who
have had this signal honor conferred.
LONDON, April 23.���An "underground" campaign by the suffragettes is reported to be already In
progress and schemes of outrage are
being elaborated in private houses
in various parts of London. The
leaders are determined that the
militant suffrngettes shall continue
to bulk largely in the public gaze
and the rank and file are equally
resolute in continuance of the campaign by torch, bomb and pillar-box
OTTAWA, April 23.���The Britls*
Columbia and White River Railroad
Company was granted an extension
of time for the construction of its
lines yesterday by the i Railroad
The work of repairing the washout on the Enderhy Hill, at the junction of the McLellan Road with the
Scott Road, East Delta, is being carried forward satisfactorily by a road
gang under the supervision of Mr.
D, R. McCallum. The freshet
washed out the old timbers and cut
a deep gorge in the side of the steep
hill, leaving only a narrow portion
of the roadway. The cut had been
re-tlmbered practically from the base
up in a most substantial manner, and
preparations are now being made to
fill in by gravel taken from the summit of the hill. 2.000 yards will be
required. This will further Improve
the connection with the Scott Road
by cutting down thT* grade at the
turn. Last fall Mr. Mf-Tallum completed the grading of the connection
with the road to White Rock, a work
also much needed, on account of the
former short turn.
When grading has been completed
on the hill, the dangerous side will
be fenced. Mr. McCallum has twelve
men in his gang and the progress
they have made on the work testifies to their efficiency and the careful supervision of their foremen.
Ratepayers  of   Ward  2,   Richmond,
Enlist Aid of Boards of
EBURNE, Point Grey, April 26.���
The Ward 2 Ratepayers' Association,
of Richmond, asked the Point Grey
and Richmond Board of Trade,
which met ln the Gordon block here
last night, to lend assistance in the
movement to secure cheaper fares on
the Lulu Island line of the B. C. E.
R., from Vancouver to Eburne to
Lulu Station on Lulu Island. Members of the Ward 2 association use
this .station almost wholly. They
wish that a settler's fare of five
cents be established to Eburne, and
a charge of ten cents to Vancouver,
and declare that the traffic over the
line warrants the reduction in fares.
The Hoard of Trade decided to cooperate with the ratepayers' organization.
Regarding the question of the
outsyle merchant's liceiuo fee In
Richmond municipality, the Board of
Trade appointed a committee to take
the matter up with the Richmond
.���-��� int-lI at its Monday meeting. They
will ask that the fee of $20 for each
six months be disregarded and
Eburne mei chants nnd business men
placed on an equal footing with
those In Richmond municipality.
A request for data concerning Industries at Eburne nnd Industrial
sites, was received from the Vancouver Progress Club, nnd the secretary was Instructed to comply with
the request.
Extremely gratifying to Richmond
farmers wero awards made at the
Vancouver Horse Show Inst week,
when several purebred Clydesdales
were exhibited successfully hy Mr.
Thos. Laing and Mr. S. .1, Gilmore,
the firRt of whom resides on Sen Island and the s-woml at Terra Nova.
Mr. Gtlmore'a entries carried off
Iirst awards and championships In
the classes which were open to
Clydesdale stallions. Four ClydeB-
dale mares entered hy Mr. Laing������
Nellie Dean, Colony Ply, Winnie G.,
and Richmond Jessie���won two firsts
with championships, one first, and
four seconds.
City Railway Bonds.
SEATTLE, May 1.���The first of
a series of 300 bonds, each representing the value of $1,000, for a
municipal street railway, was signed
yesterday by Mayor Cotterill. The
$300,000 issue was purchased by the
state, at par value, three weeks ago.
The first division of the street railway will be ready for operation early
the coming year. It begins at Thirteenth avenue west and NickerBon
street and extends to Third avenue
and Stewart street.
The ultimate intention la te connect with the Seattle, Renton &
-Southern and provide a trunk line
from the extreme north to the extreme south end of the city.
Othcr extensions east and west, to
connect with existing lines of the
company, are contemplated as fast
as the $S00,000 bond issue is disposed of.
Agricultural    Commissioners    Wert
Shown Something of the Fraser
CLOVERDALE, April 29.���The
members of the Royal Commission on
Agriculture were given an opportunity to thoroughly estimate the agricultural possibilities of Surrey municipality yesterday afternoon, when
in automobiles, piloted by Mr. Frank
J. MacKenzie, M.P.P., and Reeve Sullivan, the party travelled from Cloverdale to the Serpentine Flats, thence
back to the Hall's Prairie section, on
to the Pacific Highway, with an excursion into Blaine. The commissioners saw some of the fertile area'
of the 70,000 acres ot agricultural
land which Surrey boasts of, the
costly drainage and reclamation
works at the mouths of the Berpfcn*
| tine and Nicomekl rivers, where a
concrete dam and causeway will keep
I back the tidewaters off some 12,000
, acres of the finest delta land in the
I province, the marks of Improvement
in various sections by deal
building, the wort on the Pacific
Highway now connected up with
Washington state at Blaine, and a*
well some of the condition1 will"
the farmers of the Eraser Valley
have to face in land clearing and the
marketing of their produi ti Thej
were also able to note the splendid
facilities in transportation given bj
the Hritish Columbia Bleotrh line
Most interesting of all, the com-
mtssioBers saw  a practical    demonstration in the application ol
power to dairying,  visiting tl
Of  Shannon  Bros.,  at  milking time
Here twenty six cows    wen
milked  by the Sharpies vaci i
��� wm. an electric motor furnishing ih>*
power for the atr exhaust.    The bos-
lies appeared to be well plea
this new tangled method oi   - -    ''
them  to  give  up  the lacteal    much
1'i'lv'l   by   the  consumer.    The l"ir
prietors of the farm testified to tlic
practicability of the new    method.
Here also the visitors saw the - -"OllM
and bottling of the milk, sevel     two
gallons  being  shipped  daily to the
city market.
In the evening the commission"5
were entertained to dinner by '������r
Surrey Council at the CIov rdal"
cafe, when a bountiful spread "M
put on. Mr. Frank J. MacKenzie*
M.P.P., presided, and Reeve Sullivan.
Councillors Ingles, Brown, a
Reeve Bose welcomed the visitors.
and Chairman Haywood and !1('
other members of the commissi'"!-.'*1
brief addresses, referred in a mos' interesting manner to eome of the evidence and incidents of their investigations so far carried out.
Others who assisted in entertaining the visitors during the duy w,'rJ
Road Superintendent MncKeu
Delta riding, Municipal Cl*H >
cross, and  local business men
supplied autos.
The commission sat at Clovi
again  this morning and    toraori
will sit at Milner. .-VttRDAV, MAY 3, 1913.
Wilfrid Roberts paid a visit
Terminal City on Tuesday.
jj.  Mends  returned  from  a
mends in Victoria.
to tb.
visit t" __
*,!,���  \V. J. Lanning is still unable
to'attend to business.
Mrs. D. M. Ellis visited New West-
���diUBte'r on Wednesday.
\l:   B. W. Fisher was a visitor to
(ie Terminal City, Thursday.
i uiw ford,  of  East  Delta,  lb
,.,i home for the week ena.
ti] -
Shir:!  Armstrong was in Ladner
ness last week.
Birdswell  took  a  full  cargo
[or   Victoria   this   week.
\-r. and  Mrs.  Edward   I.adner rr-
. from Vancouver on Wednes-
ileu.   London,   of   Westham
Island, was a visitor to the Terminal
Captain Sparrow was a visitor
home of her brother, Mr. W.
pvke,   Kast   Delta,   last   week   end.
Mrs. Jos. Mills, of Burrvilla, was
;i passenger to New Westminster on
tbe Transfer,   Monday   morning.
Mr.  S.  Morley  visited  New  Wesi-
:.    bu r   on   Friday,  taking  in   the
that morning.
Messrs. 0. Murphy and W. McCrae
visited .Murray's Corners, Surrey, by
automobile, on Thursday.
Tii-   initial   practices  of  the   Beavers were held this week, and satls-
-.   workouts  were  engaged  in.
Quite a number of Ladner and
Delta people visited the Vancouver
H ��� bi  Show this week.
The Ophir  was  In  port  on  Tues-
th a load of coal for the Wad-
.  i  I .miiery.
Trader was In port o. Thurs-
taklng a cargo of potatoes for
\  small   number  of   the  ranchers
finished    seeding   operations.
V \-   week should find the majority
��� in   finished.
Mr. Geo. Grauer, of Eburne,  who
intil recently was a farmer in  this
was a visitor  to  i.adner on
��� --lay.
'I'm-   freighter   Westham,   Captain
Hamilton, brought a load of genera!
indiss   on   Thursday,   leaving
.me day for New Westminster.
J, W. Holllngshead, the local horse
id   produce  dealer,   shipped   three
_8 of potatoes to Calgary this
��� ���ek.
Messrs.  Harry and Frank Weaver
visited the Royal City on Friday las'..
Mr. Chris. Brown was a visitor to
the Royal City on Friday.
Miss Bessie Fenton returned from
a visit to Vancouver on Friday.
Mr. Charlie Fong was a visitor to
the Terminal City on Tuesday.
Mr.  L.  Gifford  visited  Vancouver
on business, Friday.
Mr. Adelbeit Oliver was a visitor
to  Vancouver on Thursday.
Mrs.  F.  Kirkland  paid  a  visit  to
the Terminal City, Thursday,
Mr. Jack Guichon made a business
trip to Vaneouver, Thursday.
A meet ing of the executive of the
Lower Fraser !..- h.m League has
been   called   for  Saturday,   May   llrd.
Miss 1.. Whitworth visited Vancouver on Friday to attend the Girls'
Auxiliary  Hall  in  that  city.
Get the Dunlop Traction Tread Bicycle Tyres from the Taylor Electric.
None better. **
Mrs. H. D. Benson and Miss Lottie
Benson left for Kamloops on Monday
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Shouk were
visitors to the Terminal City on Friday.
Mr. Alex. Davie was a visitor to
the Horse Show in Vancouver last
Dr. Wilson returned from a business visit to Vancouver on Friday
evening's boat.
Mr. N. A. McDiarmid, municipal
clerk, visited Vancouver on Thursday
and   returned  to  Ladner  on  Friday.
Mr. .1. V. McLeod, principal of die
local high school, was a visitor to
the Terminal  City  on Thurs'day.
The Misses McKenzie, teachers a*
Ladner and Westham Island schools
took advantage of the May Day holiday to pay a visit to Vancouver.
Mrs. II. D. Benson antl daughters
have returned from foutilem California, where they spent the winter
Mrs. Jas. Welsh and Miss Ruby
Welsh were visitors last week, returning on the New Delta, Friday
Mr. and Mrs. John McKee anticipate leaving in about three weeks'
time on an extended trip through the
Eastern provinces*
Miss   A.   Sproat   has   returred   to
tdni r    after    undergoing   a   slight
���ration   and   Is   again   able  to   rein   her business duties.
Rev. C, C. Hoyle visited Vancouver on Friday last, attending tne
annual meetings of the corporation
and council of St. Mark's Hall.
Fanners of Valley Organize to Cooperate in Marketing of Their
iFrom the Chilliwack Progress.)
The initial steps in the organization of a farmers' produce exchange
were taken at a meeting held in
the city hall, Saturday afternoon.
The meeting was called by Mr. C. E.
Eckert, who with Mr. E. D. Barrow,
has been much interested in the
question of marketing the products
of the valley at an advantage and
Mr. C. E. Hope Says There Are Many
Inaccessible  Subdivisions  In
the Fraser Valley.
MILNER, B.C., April 30.���That !
the legislature should put some
check on land speculation promoters
which would at least stop the prac-
tice of putting subdivisions on the
market that are inaccessible by road
was the opinion of Mr. Charles E.
Hope, a Fort Langley farmer, as
given to the Royal Agricultura).
Commission sitting here this morn-
Notice to Contractors.
Hall's Prairie School.
Sealed tenders, superscribed "Tender for Hall's Prairie School," will
be received by the Hon. the Minister
i remunerative price to the ing, Mr. Hope stated that there were 0*j pubnc Works up to noon of Fn-
grower The chair was taken by many small holdings of five or ten(*av, the 23rd of May, 1913, for tne
Mr. J. H. Copeland. and G Hornby i acres owned by unfortunate buyers election and completion of a two-
was appointed secretary of the meet- to which no road had been built ,oum school-house at Hall's Prairie,
ing.    The  discussion,  following  the | and,  in  some  cases,  to which    no  *n the De]ta  Electoral  District.
calling of the meeting, brought out
an unanimous opinion that organization was necessary for the profitable disposal of the garden and field
road was ever likely to be built. i**ans, specifications, contract, and
Mr. Hope, who farms    500 acres,  forms of tender may be seen on anu
besides   conducting   mixed   farming |atter  ti3e   28th  day  of  April,   1913,
operates a large truck garden  and; ,lt ,he office of s   A   Fletcher, Gov-
products   of   this   valley.       It    was   he   was   emphatically   of   the   opin-it.riiment   Agentp   New   Westminster;
shown that competition in the grow-1 ion that market conditions  were atlRev   T   H   Wright, Secretary of tne
ing of almost every kind of food
stuff was so keen that in order to
win and keep the trade of the home
markets it was necessary that every
assurance should be given the consumer that he was able to get a
good, clean, uniformly graded article
at a live and let live price. To
supply this it is absolutely necessary
that this grading, packing and selecting and the finding of a steady-
market should be done under the
supervision of an organized institution such as the producers' exchange
would be. It was shown where such
organizations as mentioned were in
operation in the various agricultural
valleys of Washington and Oregon,
and these exchanges were able to
pay the Canadian customs duties and
win the markets from the B.C. producers, who are unorganized.
Upon hearing these arguments, a
motion to organize was unanimously
passed. Tke name selected was proposed by Messrs. H, R. Whitworth
and A. D. Wheeler, and will be
known in future as the Chilliwack i
Producers'   Exchange.    The   capital- |
present entirely unsatisfactory to School Board, Cloverdale; and tne
both producer and consumer, tha : Department of Public Works, Vic-
former getting too little for hiB pro- Uorta
uuce and the latter paying too much, j founding tenders can obtain a
He sympathized with both, and be- (.opv of th(, planB aml AecifldKtlonB
leived that the middleman got more!bv appiylng ,��� the undersigned ror
than his Bhare. the sum of ten dollars ($10 i, whim
Mr. Hope also recommended gP/t will be refunded on Iheir return  in
ernment aid   for the land clearing, KOm| order
operations of the settlers. "  Ka(.h   ,)roposa*    mllst    h(,   ac(.om.
Another witness heard th s morn-1 p    - d b accepted hank cheque
ing, was Mr. J. W. Berry, ol Milner.
Mr. Berry is in the position of being
both a producer and Blstributor-i
He runs a large dairy farm and is
a director of the Richmond Dairy
Co., of Vancouver. It was his candid opinion that at the present
prices it did not pay to produce
milk. The price to the producer
he stated  is  16  cents.    Freight is
or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payable
to the Hon. the Minister of Public
Works for a sum equal to 10 per
cent, of tender, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline
to enter into contract when called
upon to do so, or if he fail to complete the work contracted  for.    The
| cheques or certificates of deposit of
unsuccessful    tenderers   Will   be ���re-
two   cents.     The  wholesaler     asks
and gets 28 cents   to which^ the re- \ ���     d        them h    exeoutloi)
tailer adds  his  16  cents of projlt, |      a    contra(,t
making a total ot 44 cents a galloa
to the consumer.
ization  was placed at  $50,000,  with I  7    ��._       ...    _,
shares at $50 each, twenty per cen'. ! Man>  National Service Men Attend-
to   be   paid   up.    This   arrangement I ed  Obsequies of the Late
enables  the  organization   to   borrov | CorP- Wln' Cannln8'
from the provincial funds at 4 per About forty National Service
cent. Sufficient names were signed men attended the funeral of Cor-
to the document to warrant the gov I poral William Canning of the Man-
ernment granting the organization a j Chester Kegiment, which was held
charter under which to work, and Wednesday afternoon from the St.
Messrs. Eckert, Barrow and Cope- I Mary's church, Sapperton, io the
land were elected provisional direc- I Church  of  England  cemetery,  Rev.
! Frank   Plaskett  officiating.
The pallbearers were:   Messrs. G.
Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the forms supplied,
signed  with the actual signature of
I the   tenderer,   and   enclosed   in   the
envelopes  furnished.
The   lowest   or   any   tender   not
necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria,   B.C.,   April   25th,   1919.
tors. When the papers of incorporation are received from Victoria,
another meeting will be held to fl.i-
ally conclude the work of organization.
G. Davy, James Munday, E. J. Holbrook, Fred May, Henry Jacobson,
and Geo. Gillett, all of New Westminster.
Besides the beautiful  floral cross
.laid ou the grave by    fellow    em-
Outsiders Will Pay Nominal License ' p-0yees  of   the  old  soldier,  flowers
Fee to Operate on Lulu and       I Were   sent   by   Mr.   and   Mrs.     Nels
Sea Islands. j .Nelson   Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Tyler,
Mr., Sidney Rich was in town for
a few hours on Wednesday, visiting
the home oV his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. N. Rich, of Westham street.
CAMBIE, Lulu Island, April 29.���
The decision reached by the Richmond municipal council with regard
to trade licenses which shall be required of Point Grey merchants operating on Lulu and Sea Islands, is
that these concerns will be put upon
the same basis as local merchants,
a license costing a nominal sum be-
in*" compulsory. An old by-law
which requires of outside businesses
a license fee amounting to $40 yearly will be amended.
Mr, W. T. Walker, ot Walker's
Emporium,   Steveston,   appeared   be-
Maud and Archie, Lee and Jin-
Wood, Mr. and Mrs. R. Best, Mr.
and Mrs. Walmsley, Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. Munday, Miss Mabel Armstrong
and   Mrs.   John  Robinson.
-1-   W   11. Wilson and Mr. O. Mur-
otored to Vancouver o-i Tues-
.   attending   to   business  and   re-
the  following  day.
Mr. A. Bull is slowly recovering
from the effects of his recent operation, lie is confined in lhe Burrard
Sanitarium,  Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Warner, of West-
Island, returned  from  a  short
bII in Vancouver on Tuesday even-
Gladys Devereaux returned to
Mi a   Westminster on  Monday inorn-
lo   resume   her   studies   at   the
lt is understood that a project in -
fluentially and extensively supported
is on foot to provide a suitable an.l
prenianent memorial lo the late
Archdeacon E. S. W. Pentreath. D.D.
.   de r, Taylor, after acting
"���>���   capacity   of  secretary   lo   the
���ita Agricultural Soclefiy for twenty
urs,  has  tcntlered   his  resignation.
Mrs. Wm. Pyke attended the weeding of her sister-in-law. Miss G.
pyke,   to   Captain   Sparrow,   whicn
event   took   place   in   Vancouver   on
berry   trees   are   now   fully
'*-"iiieil, presenting a fine appearand    engendering    visions    of
���    delightful    feeds   of   that    lUS-
���   fruit,
The preacher at the Sunday set-
vires of All Saints' church will be
the Rev. Principal C. A. Beager,
St.   Mark's   Hall,   Vancou-
Mi*.   11.   W,   Slater   is  reported   as
being under the  weather this week.
  ] He  was confined  to  his bed  for a
Ruperl   Fisher  is  recovering couple of days suffering from rbeu-
- i.mis attack of appendicitis,Imatism.
be necessary for him to under-.
.in  operation   for  the removal  of       A  parly  of Ladner boys made the
'���' rmifornj  appendix. trip  to  Point   Roberts  last   Saturday
  night, taking in the basket social and
Biuch m j dance. The privilege of buying tne
highest priced basket was enjoyed by
our   of  the   Ladner   contingent.
acrosse sticks are very
ice    these    days  and   the   first
dch of the season, when the Sliani-
:-s  and   Beavers   meet,   is  eagerly
pated,     May   17th   is  the   date
Students  al   lhe  local high   school
everted    considerable   persuasion    Oti
the   authorities   that   be   before   on-
Ihe privilege of a holiday tO
celebration   tn
WINNIPEG*, May 1.���PhlliiP
Thomas, the man who built the
first house in Regina, and founded the first Masonic lodge there,
died last night in the Winnipeg General Hospital  in his 79th year. He
fore the council and stated that there I had been ill Tor several Weeks. Mr*.
was  some   justice   in   the   plea   for ; Minnie  Clark  of  \ ancouver    is    a
free competition in the municipality. ! daughter.    He was born  in  waies,
He would not object to the removal j and came to Canada when a poy.
of   the   heavy   license   fee   of   $40, j        - ���
provided   the   council     abated     the i
taxes  and  the license  now required j
of local merchants. i
Reeve Bridge expressed the opin- j
ion of the council when he said that
the local license could not b
inatsd,  for  the  _""-ason  that   during I
the   fishing  season   especially   some
check must be had on the operations
of the  many small  merchants  and J
pedlars who sold goods in the town. !
Councillor Miller pointed out that it -
would be  to  the    interests    of the |
ratepayers at large to allow the en- I
trance of the Eburne merchants, on
the same basis  with  the local  con- |
cerns.     He  thought  that no hard-
ship would be    worked    upon    the
Stevestou and Sea Island stores if the '
Take notice that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between John
M. Oollinson and John W. Fraser, an
Livery Stable Men and Teamsters,
has this day been dissolved, by mutual consent. The business will hereafter be carried on by William A.
Maxwell, by whom all accounts of
the old firm will be paid and to
whom all outstanding accounts due
the old firm are to be paid.
Ladner,  April 25th,  1913.
Did you make a mis-hit
the time you employed the
last" help."
Don't worry. There are
lots of good fish in the sea,
and a sure bait to catch them
la a Want Ad.
Tor SaJe, For Exchange, Wanted ta
Purchase, To Let, Loot, ""toi-nd, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent par
word. Minimum, X cants Cor any oa��
ailvi. These rates for cash with order.
Alt Want Ads. must b�� In bf 1 p.__.
on Thursday.
FOR SALE���Good dairy cow, age 6
years (tested). W. Mason, Box 7,
Ladner,  B.C.
Seedsmen to His Majes'y the King.
A. J. WOODWARD, Sole Agent.
���.12 GrarvlBe St.,  Vancouver
815 Fort St., Victoria.
Catalogue on application.
Notice is hereby given that a Court
of Revision of the assessment roll
for the year 1913 will be held in
the Council Chambers, Ladner, B.C.
on Monday, the 12th day of May,
1H!3, at io a.m.
Notice of any complaints must be
given to the Assessor in writing at
least ten days previous to the sitting
of the Court.
Dated at Ladner, B.C., Ibis 12th
day  of  April,  1913.
N.  A.  McDIARMID,  C.M.C.
Successor to P. C. Clark
General Blacksmithi��(|
ltcense required  ot  the  Eburne  es-  ster,
Delta Hotel.
Following are the arrivals  al   tne
,  ir-.'Delta Hotel during the week.
J.  R.  Seymour,  Fort  George.
Tom Keogh,  Vancouver.
C.   Barlacher,  Vancouver.
.1.   11.   Disney,   New   Westminster.
Roy   Lehman,  Vancouver.
Alex.  Lucas,  Agassiz.
Frank   M.  Coffee,  Victoria.
C    B,   Chr-Btensen,   Vancouver.
W. H. Hayward, M.P.P., Cowichan.
J.  Kidston,  Vernon.
.1. .1. Campbell, NelBon.
S. Shannon, Cloverdale,
T.   J.   Armstrong,   New
Beginning April   1st
Via Steveston and
S.S.'  "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and New Westminster.
tabllshments was reduced.
Councillor John McCallan gave
notice of his Intention to incorporate the decision of the council in an
amendment tothe trades license bylaw, which will likely come up for
consideration at the regular May
The good housewives of th
- now in the midst of spring clean- attend the May Day
'��� and woe betide the unfortunate   New  Westminster
P'der that has had the temerity to
'oose   liis  habitation   within   reach
��� the ubiquitous broom.
The church parade of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows took placr
last Sunday evening when about 31)
members joined in the procession.
Leaving the Odd Fcll'-ws' HalT Rt
7.15 the line of march was along
Delia street to the Presbyterian
church,  where an impressive sermon
3 Rich, agent Bractatoan-Ker Milling I wm delivered   by   the   Rev. J. J.
Hastie. The subject of the address
was "The Relation of the Odd Eel-
lows and Kindred Orders to International  Peace."
Orass Seeds���Timothy, Alsyke
���lover, Red Clover, Rye Grass: Bran
"d Shorts, Dairy Chop. Corn. Rice
*eal, Wheat, Chick Feed, Chick Rice,
in Sacks, may be obtained of II. I
ladner, B.C.
'���  change  in   the  mail  departures
:  Vancouver Is noted, taking effect
;| May 1st.    Instead of despatch-
the   mail   by   the   evening   boat
heretofore, the new schedule mils
:'/ its catching the  12.30  p.m.  trip
the New  Delta.      This arrange-
' nl after the public adjust  them-
lv6S to its requirements should be
mmense convenience, as ii is now
ble to have a reply to a eotn-
Ication received by the morning
: ��� ;   delivered   in   the  city   by   3.30
EBl'RNE, Point U-rey, April 27.
���Tbe Point Grey municipal hall
will drop football shortly and take
up the game of cricket. Equipment
Is now being purchased, and the
employees will organize us soon as
practice has commenced. An attempt will be made to form nn lnter-
municlpnl cricket league, the members of which would be South Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver,
New Westminster and Point Grey.
Councillor McPherson of Burnaby
has, it is stated, offered to furnish
an appropriate shield to be competed  for.
Mr. 3. C. Gibson has taken out a
building permit, amounting to $3.-
000, for a residence to be erected
on  Fourth  street  In   Eburne.
Newell Van Sickle. Vancouver.
R.  B.  Harris, Victoria.
Geo. W.  Moore, Vancouver.
Wm.   Davey,   Vancouver.
Harry Bere. Vancouver.
Charles H. Scott, Winnipeg.
A. L. Burke, Vancouver.
M.   Bigger,  Calgary.
,i. m. Colllnson, City.
E. Atkinson. Vancouver.
3,   Atkinson,   Vancouver.
Geo. Grauer,  Eburne.
Benj, A. Firth, Vancouver.
B. Hall, Vancouver.
li.   Adamson,  Vancouver.
It. II. Weaver. Vancouver.
K. Cairns. New Westminster,
Ladner Hotel.
II.   Maskell,   Vancouver.
(I.   Morgan.   Vancouver.
H. J. l.oughran and wife, Vancouver,
J. Livingston, City.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Donuhoe, Vancouver.
Miss  Cole,  South  Vancouver.
Mrs. J. Addison and family. Vancouver.
Miss J. A. McLean, Vancouver.
II. Gilbert, Var.cc-uY. r.
Week Days.
Leaves    Ladner ���.-.30    a.m
p.m. and 0:30 p.m.
Leaves Sleveston on arrival of car
leaving Granville street, Vancouver, station at 8:30 a.m., 12:30
p.m.. and 6:30 p.m. New Westminster passengers will take car
leaving at SOU a.m., 12:00 and
6:00 p.m. for Eburne car, to connect with the boat.
Delta Telephone Co., Ltd.
Incorporated 1010.
We are prepared to install single
line or party line phones at short notice. Long distance in connection wltn
our service. Apply to
A. DoR. TAYLOR, Sec.
Poultry Wanted
Best   Prices Paid.
PACIFIC pon/n.Y scppi-y.
City Market. Vancouver.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French regulator;never lalli. These
pllleSare expeedlnglv powerful In rc-uuUting Hi.
jenerlitlve portion oltne lentil] lyitem. Reluie
���ll clieno imitations. !>>*��� <������ Van's nre S"M at
��h ii box, nt three lot 110, Mailed to any iddigf*
l ii. Soom!" *>rntt *"*>.. St. Catharines-"  '
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ot
Your Patronage Solicited
Mr. Prank Hanford. on Thursday,
shipped his classy trotter. "Uncle
Tom," to Woodwards. The bone
will be taken to Minoru I'*k and
Wfll undergo training in antit-ipatior.
Of competing in  the  different   rncln.-.
fixtures tliis summer. Mr. Hanforo
was unfortunate last season, as ft
slight   accident   prevented  this  borst-
irnin competing in the majority or
the events.
LONDON, April 29.���A
second abdominal operation
was performed on the
Duchess ot Connaught, wife
of the Governor-General of
Canada, hero today. Her
condition Is serious and royalty ls alarmed. The duchess'
physicians Issued a bulletin te
the effect that the operation
was a severe one, but that
the duchess is as well as
could be expected.
2 Highest Prices for Live antl Dressed
% ' Poultry, Fresh Eggs and Prodnco.
q j Consignments S<>1U itetl.
2 Otto Market.  Main St..     Vancouver.
North Coast Land Co.
Paid-up   Capital $l,i.OO,000.0(t
General  Offices,  Metropolitan  Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
Invest In a Car-Don't Speculate
The purrhase of a motor Cai is about as good an investment as
the average man ran make it means health-insurance, time-saving,
i eeessary  recreation.
But let it be an investment. Don'l "take a flyer" on a car thai
looks good or "sounds good on paper." Invest iu a ear thai has a
permanent organisation  bach of it.
The fact that the McLaughlins bave been in Oshawa over 40 years
���building carriages and motor cars of honest value is your best evidence of the perm an en I service we are going to vender you if you buy a
Send for advance i��mkl��-i of our 1913 models.
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SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1913.
Figures in Alberta Elections
wron Marshall " PRtrm:R,-!)irTori   aon.c.Tj.nnCHEU.
���rf ���<��_���
Plebls.i'0    Will    Bottle    Agitation
Ontrriug Round  Locution of
Municipal  Hull.
RICHMOND, April 30.���The action of the municipal fathers In deciding at the council meeting on
Monday to submit the question ot a
Bite for the new municipal hall to a
plebiscite, sets at rest loud protests
of residents which have been voiced
continually since the early part of
March, when it was decided to submit no plebiscite and build the hall
on the forrr.nr location. The chief
argument in favor of the course
then adopted, which was opposed by
Councillors Shepherd and Fentlman,
was that litigation over the possession of the old site was sure to
follow If the hall was constructed
elsewhere. A site on the carllne
was declared necessary by a large
faction, which favored either Camble
or Brighouse Upon the presentation of the petitions today, Councillors Cay and McCallan, who had
sponsored the resolution denying the
plibisclte,  withdrew  Iheir  motion.
Several Important mutters affecting the munlclnallty kepi the council busy throu ii -��� lui"- session lasting until <i o'clock, From Victoria
came a plan of an application for a
water lot on the North Arm of the
Fraser river made by Mr. R. D.
Rorison. with Instructions to the
council to communicate with the
Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries al Ottawa if Ihe granting of
the application would prove objectionable or otherwise. The mailer
was laid over, with Instructions to
the clerk to request Mr. Rorison to
appear before the iionI meeting of
the council with reference lo the
Mr. George E. Hart well wrote the
council asking��� whether the Japanese mission upon property of the
Methodist church at Steveston was
exempt from luxation. Inasmuch as
the property had heen taxed In the
past, ii was decided io let matters
stand as they were.
Reeve Bridge and Councillor McCallan were appointed delegatea lo
a   meeting   called   at    Kerrlsdnlci   by
Reeve Churchill, of Point drey, to
consider the formation of a hospital commission for the Greater Vancouver district.
Engineer Blackman, of New Westminster, wrote the council that It
was estimated that the cost of macadamizing Boundary road from
Ewen's avenue tn the river, and
planking the road from the lame
street to the North Arm, would be
$7375. The fathers, however,
thought that no steps should bo
taken until the survey of the engineers, to determine the exact
boundary between the. two civic corporal ions, had been completed nnd
announced. Accordingly, the mot-
tor was placed in the hands of Coun.
Shepherd,  to  Investigate nnd report
A water agroerpenf between New
Wostmi-ist'-r and Richmond was referred to the municipal solicitor.
Councillor Gay Was di legated to take
nn with the C. N T" engineers tho
question of the crossings of the Lulu
T-land 1'ne.
Electric Restorer for Men
Phnsnhonol "'���"">���' every nerve In the bmly
rnutyuillBM ����� |tJ propa_ tension : restore.
ii!. nnd vitality.  I'remiituredecav an.l nil sen' kl
j averted .it on -.    Phoi-ptionoi will
vou n new man.   Price Msboi.ortwo to
.-,    ,, iraddrw-i    TineSooboll Dru*
. o_St.Catharines, 'J*- .
Steveston    Sitting    of    Agricultural
Commission Elicited Much
Valuable Information.
Interesting information concerning the various branches of agriculture and horticulture, poultry and
egg production, and the dairying industry was elicited at the session of
the Agricultural Commission convened at the Court House, Steveston, on
Friday. Mr. Alex Lucas, M.P.P.,
officiated as chairman, in the absence of Mr. W. H. Hayward, and associated with him were Mr. J. J.
Campbell, of Nelson; Mr. J. Kidston,
Vernon; Mr. S. H. Shannon, Cloverdale, and the secretary of the commission Mr. C. B. Chrlstensen.
The witnesses summoned  to testify  included  Mr.     Jos.   Steves,  an
experienced dairy    man;  Mr. W. T.
Walker, a merchant conversant with
the marketing of eggs;   Mr.  R. L.
Chaldecott    a    rancher,    following
farming along mixed lines; Mr. C. C.
Jurgensen,   an   expert   poultryman;
Mr. John Walsh, who testified as to
j marketing conditions affecting vegetable produce;  Mr. W. Bridge, reeve
' or Richmond, a practical farmer, and
Mr. T. Kldd, former M.P.P.
Dairying Conditions.
The   first   witness   examined,   Mr.
; Jos.   Steves,  a  dairyman   of   thlrty-
i five years' experience, testified as to
; conditions  prevailing    in   the  Rlch-
I mond   district  affecting  that  indus-
1 try.      He  milked   in   the   neighborhood of thirty cows the year round
\ and   retailed   his   milk   in   the   city
I at  the  rale of seven  quarts  for $1.
! Ilis herd   was comprised  entirely of
puicbreds and the roaring of young
j stock   was   a   very  profitable  source
or   revenue.      He   had   110   difficulty
in  securing efficient labor,   $60 per
month being the general wage paid
by him.       Transportation  facilities
afforded  by the B. 0.  Electric Railway he  considered eminently satisfactory, viewing the trade offering on
the Lulu Island line.
Mr. Steves approved ot the tuberculosis test. His herd had been inspected live years ago, the affected
animals destroyed, and since that
per,ii I 110 further symptoms had develop d .bowing the possibility of
eradicating Ibis insidious disease
from dairy herds. He considered
that better remuneration should be
made for animals slaughtered and
suggested a sliding scale ranging
from up to $100 for grade stock to
$200 for purebred.-*. The government should legislate making it compulsory for competitors across the
bonier to subject their herds to lhe
same rigid inspection as meal dairymen experienced, those failing to do
so bilng barred access to Canadian
markets. He paid a tribute to the
good roads established in the district.
Dairying was on the wane cm account of real estate uub-dlvislons
and the satisfactory profits returned from hay culture.
Practically no butter was made locally the demand rendering It more
profitable to ship as milk and cream.
Stamping of EggN.
William T. Walker, a merchant of
Sleveston gave evidence showing
that his firm handled a large proportion of the egg supply of the district. They paid from 25 to 55
cents per dozen according to thc
season. By a special arrangement
of stamped cartons It was possible
In trace back to the producer In case
of complaint thus practically guaranteeing strictly fresh eggs to the
(onsiim.r. Local producers were
laboring under a disadvantage as
the wholesale houses labelled Importations from tho State of Washington as strictly fresh eggs. He
suggested legislation compelling a
date stamp on each Individual egg
and a proper classification of aggs
displayed for sale by wholesale and
retail firms. A case was Instanced
where with eggs retailing at seventy
cents per dozen wholesale firms held
Hon. R. C. Mitchell and Hon. A.
S. McKay, former Liberal leader 'In
Ontario, who were defeated. Another
seat may be found for Mr. Mitchell,
as he is a member of the government.
local   prices   down   because   It   was
possible to import stored eggs from
across the line at 36    cents    which
were placed on the market as strict-
i ly fresh.     Freight rates on the B.
j C. E. R. had been raised during the
j last  month  working a hardship on
shippers of small consignments.
Open Market Suggested.
Mr.  Henry  Fentiman  testified  as
j to the difficulty in disposing of vege-
j table produce, stating that when a
i sale  was  made  in  the  majority  of
j cases  equal   difficulty   in   collecting
I was experienced.     He stated an in-
I stance  of   having  made   a  conslgn-
j ment of eighteen sacks of turnips,
1 eighteen sacks of carrots, and a like
number of parsnips,    at the rate of
I $18  per ton.     He was glad finally
. to accept $7.50 for the entire shipment.
He considered that the stamping of
j the place of origin a benefit for mak-
I ing connections for sale of eggs, but
I owing to lack of knowledge of the
general      public      as      to    what
! length      of      time      elapsed      be-
1 fore      an      egg      was      conslder-
| ed otherwise than fresh the practice
I of stamping dates was detrimental,
! He  suggested  the  establishment  of
I an  open  market  doing  away  with
I the  present  stall  system  as  a solution to the difficulty of marketing
Views   of   Mixed   Farmer.
R. Li.    Chaldecott    a rancher    of
twenty-two years experience in hay
and grain production considered that
the hay crop was the most profitable
branch  of  agriculture  followed  for
the amount of labor expended. Lulu
Island soil was capable of growing
an average crop of two and one-half
to three tons per    acre    of    mixed
timothy and clover hay.     No difficulty  was  experienced in  obtaining
labor during the haying season, but
wageB     were     abnormally       high.
Hindus were cheper and more to be
preferred  than     European  labor as
the white men offering were mostly
unexperienced wlelders of the pitchfork.     Two  hundred    dollars    per
, acre he stated   was   the   maximum
I price he would be willing to pay for
[ land  for agricultural purposes.  Cooperation of the ranchers themselves
J was the best method of remedying
j the existing state of marketing con-
I ditions.     He thought legislation affording long  term  loans  to  agricul-
trulsts for Improvements    to    their
��� holdings would  be a sensible move
on the part of the government.
Real  Estate Activity.
Mr. Philip S. Falkner. real estate
broker, traced the advance of prices
1 during the past five years from $150
per acre till now the Inflated value
o( $1000 had been attained.    He at-
1 trlbutcd  this remarkable change to
, the  fact  that     Richmond     could no
longer be considered a purely agricultural community but    had    now
reached the semi suburban stage.
Successful Poultry Raising.
C. C. Jurgensen a successful poultryman   was  examined   as  to  conditions   prevailing   In   that   line.      He
bad   been   engaged     In  tho  business
since 1894 and kept on an average
450 hens.     At the present time he
fathered from 160 to 275 i-ggs dally.
Roughly estimating the profit from
his shipment ho figured  from  $1.50
to $2.00 as a conservative profit for
each Individual hon.     He deprecated the practice of wholesale firms of
mixing  foreign     Importations    with
local  eggs,  ofteu  casting  reflections
on the freshness of the local supply.
He did not favor the holding of eggs
when prices were at a low stage until a raise was apparent as this was
also a libel on the local article.    He
suggested somo co-operative method
of collecting as the best solution  of
the poultryman's difficulties.
Distribution of garden produce,
poor transportation facilities and
equally unsatisfactory marketing facilities militated against tho success of market gardeners In this
vicinity according to the evidence Of
John Walsh, who pursued this occupation extensively. Under present
fri icbl regulations it was Impossible
to place green vegetables such as
lettuce and spinach on the market
much less than thirty-six hours after
shipping. Chinese truck gardeners
controlled a considerable section of
this market, the combination of
Chinese producer, Chinese peddler
and Chinese cooks being too effective
to contend against. The establishment of an open market would not
materially assist this branch of agriculture.
Mr. W. Bridge, reeve of Richmond
a follower of farming along mixed
lines, stated that he favored tho hay-
crop as the most profitable. The
average  crop   was  about  three and
OLYMPIA, May 1.���During the
year 1912 the taxes paid In the state
of Washington for all purposes, including state, county, city, school and
for all other purposes on all classes
of property, amounted to $31,204,-
820.48, according to a statement issued by the state tax commission.
These figures were compiled from
the reports of the different county-
officials. In 1911 the total taxes
paid amounted to $29,030,234.55,
showing   an   increase   in   1912   over
1911 of  $2,174,585.
Each Person llas *ti*_7.'-'.-.
Figured  out  on  a  pro  rata  basis,
according  to  the  last   census,   every
person   in   the   slate   paid   taxes   in
1912 amounting to $27.32, against a
pro rata of $25.70 in 1911.    Counting the average family as consisting
of five persons,  the figures indicati
that the tax per family in Washing
ton average $136.60.    These figure
are based on the reports of the coun
ty officers  and  include  taxes  leviei
for all purposes.    Only a small per
centage of this amount is paid into
the  state.    The   proportion   will   be
figured  out  later.
King  County Quarter of Total.
Out of $81,204,820.48 King County paid $8,952,068.50, or more than
25 per cent, of the total. Spokane
came next with $3,530,056, and
Pierce third with $3,075,987. Che-
halis, Yakima and Snohomish counties are the only others which paid
more than $1,000,000 in taxes, although Whatcom was close to the
mark with $998,000. The smallest
amount was paid in by San Juan
county, which had a total tax levy
of but $43,989. Di Thurston county
the taxes amounted to but $441,035,
or considerably less than one-half of
the million  dollars.
Sefrit  On  Trial.
BELLINGHAM, April 30.���Trial
of Frank I. Sefrit, general manager
of the Bellingham Publishing Company, publishers of the Bellingham
Herald and the American Review,
for alleged criminal libel was commenced with selection of a jury before Judge Pemberton in the superior court yesterday. Prosecuting
Attorney Frank W. Bixby appears
In dual roles, being chief of the
prosecution and also prosecuting
witness. He charges in his information that he was libeled on January
12, 1913, by an editorial which was
published in the Sunday edition. At
the noon recess three jurors had
been passed for cause by both sides
and a fourth was passed by the
state's attorneys but not yet examined by the defense. By a peculiar coincidence seven 0!' the twelve
names primarily picked from the
special (venire were those of jurors
who recently convicted .Jacob Furtb
Of bank conspiracy.
Huiiy Xo. 12 Born on Train.
EVERETT, April 29.���While the
Great Northern Oriental Limited No.
1 was speeding past Maylor, Wash.,
Sunday afternoon from Chicago to
Seattle the passenger list was augmented by one. No stop wae made
to let the additional passenger on
board. The mysterious passenger
made its appearance suddenly and
unobtrusively. lt is a 10-pound
boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claus
Botel, who were on their way from
Schleswig-Holsteln, Germany, to
Vancouver, B.C., where they intend
to make their future residence. With
Air. and Mrs. Botel were their eleven
children, ranging in ages from 4 to
35. None of the family could speak
English. Being a father of several
children, Conductor J. J. Murphy
telegraphed ahead to Wenatchee to
Dr. E. Culp, the company's physician
Arriving at Wenatchee, the Limited
was detained for half an hour while
Dr. Culp attended to Mrs. Botel. At
Everett Mrs. Botel was removed to
the Everett Hospital, where she was
reported late last night as "doing
nicely.' Mr. Botel and the eleven
children stayed on the train,and went
to Vancouver. The father and mother
of the newly born said, through an
interpreter, that they would name
the  child  Wenatchee.
OTTAWA, April 2 9.���Hon. G. H.
Perley will introduce a resolution
providing for an amendment to the
Canadian Grain Act, which stipulates
that where application Is made to the
grain board for special inspection the
fees are to be paid by the applicant.
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 a.m., second fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday
evening, Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A.,  vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pastor, Rev. C. R. Blunden.
Ladner���Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening service, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under tho auspices of the Ladles'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, 2
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice and Bible reading, Tuesday, 7.30
Gulfside Schoolhouse���Union Sunday school, 2  p.m.;  singing practice
and Gospel service. Friday, 7.30.
Church services will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909: Parochial
mass at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
low mass the following Monday, 6
a.m. F. Klentz, D.L.. parish priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
before the morning service every
Sunday; Sabbath school at 10 a.m.
every Sunday; Epworth League
every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Class
meeting before the morning service
every Sunday. Rev. C. Wellesley
Whittaker, pastor.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; week night services on Thursday evening at 7.30
o'clock; Sunday school at 2.JO p.m.
Rev. J. J.  Hastie,  minister.
Any corrections In above names or
times should be sent to the oi.'lce
of the Delta Times. Ladner, B.C.
Notice is hereby given that meetings of the Provincial Agricultural
Commission will be held at the following places:
Steveston���April 25th, 10 a.m.
Ladner���April 26th, 10 a.m.
Cloverdale���April 28th and 29th,
10 a.m.
Milner���April   30th,  10  a.m.
Huntingdon���April 30th, 7.30 p.m.
Aldergrove���May 1st,  10 a.m.
Abbotsford���May 2nd and 3rd, 10
a.m. '
Chilliwack���May 5th and 6th, 10
Port  Haney���May   7th,   9.30
Port   Hammond���May   7th,
Mission   City���May   8th,   10   a.m.
The Commission will hear ovidence
on all matters affecting agricultural
conditions in the Province. All persons interested are Invited to he
W.  II.   HAYWARD,   M.L.A.,
C. B. Chrlstensen, Chairman.
a m.
one-half tons per acre which could
be readily disposed of at $14 per
ton. The cost of cutting, curing and
baling would not exceed $3 per ton.
Rotation of crops was sufficient to
renew the soil without the addition
of artificial fertiliser.
Interesting Evidence.
Mr. T. Kldd referred to the unsettled conditions prevailing In the
district. The stage of transition
from an agricultural centre to a
suburban home locality had had the
effect of laying Idle some of the
most productive land on the Island.
Tho revenue from many of the holdings would not begin to pay Interest
ror money Invested. Marketing conditions he considered had always
been satisfactory during the last ten
years. Cheaper access to our agricultural areas should be extended to
the waves of Immigration which
were pouring Into the Northwest but
rarely reached the farming districts
of B. C. Assisted Immigration did
not moot with his approval.
The efforts of the government to
promote more scientific methods of
farming were praiseworthy. Ho
favored contract work ln all municipal and government works as tho
(fay labor system developed a class
who ln time became entirely dependent on such work for their support.
Assistance By Loans.
While a m-mbor of the provincial
legislature had been appointed a
member of a committee lo Investigate the advisability of loaning
money for lengthy terms to agriculturists for permanent Improvements
at reasonable rntes of Interest. He
favored the project but advised particular care bo exercised as to what
security was accepted for such loans.
Mr. John Tilton, municipal assessor quoted statistics, as to assessed
value of different portions of Lulu
Island. About 8000 acres was bog
land and a drainage scheme was ne-
. ossary before cultivation could bo
The session adjourned to Ladner
where a meeting will take place.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion, ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
j Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
'Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term
of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of $1 an acre. Not more than
2560 acres will bo leased to one applicant.
Application   for  a  lease  must  be
made hy the applicant In  person  to
tho  Agont or  Sub-Agent of the  district In which thc rights applied for
I are  situated.
In surveyod territory the land
Imust bo described by sections, or
j legal IUb-divlslons of sections, and
In unsurveyed territory the tract np-
' piled for shall bo staked out by the
j applicant   himself.
Each  application   must  be  accompanied by a tee of $5 which will be
refunded   If   the   rights  applied   for
^'iro not, available, but >,ot otherwise.
IA royally shall  be paid on the merchantable output of Ihe mine at. the
irate of five cents per ton.
I     Tho  person  operating    the    mine
shall  furnish   the Agent with  sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal milled and
pay tho royalty thereon.    If the coal
mining rights are not being oporat-
ed, such returns should be furnished
at least once a year.
The lease will Include the coal
mining rlphts only, but the lessee
may be permitted to purchase Whatever available surface rights may bo
considered necessary for tho work-
ling of the mine at tiie rate of $ie
an acre.
1     For  full  information     application
ishould be made to the Beoretai
the  Department   of  the Interior. Ottawa, oreto any Agont or Sub-Agent
of  Dominion  Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.   B.���Unauthorized   publications
or   this  advertisement   will   not     be
paid  for���30690.
"Jtfakes a  Specialty
fob ana
fiitls of
Call anJ dee Samples
Tho Delta Times ls published ever*
Saturday from the Time- Bul!-l��S.
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