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Array THE
Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
| Local   Farmers  Prominent   in   Government Sale of Blooded
Mr. F.J. MacKenzie, M.P.P., Asks Aid Association Will Meet in New West-  Port    K*'l,s    ,-a'1    Dangerously    In-
of Government in Park for Lower
l���.lta  farmers  and  stockmen  ob-|     VICTORIA.    Nov.    16.���All
their share of the prize anl
minster During the Month
of January.
The   B.C.   Dairymen's  association
taiaed their snare oi uie prize am-, iower mainland  is  clamoring  for a hold their annual convention in New
ma*s at the auction sale conducted; park  reservation,  and  with  a  view! -_-���_._.,__.__ ._   -__    ������  __'.  -.     -
by the Provincial Government at the  to giving definite expression to this
Colony  Farm,  Coquitlam,  on  Tues-  unique desire, Mr. Frank J. MarKen-
Jm-eil ln a Gun Accident.
i May Reject Sub-division Plans That
I    Do Not Conform to New Westminster Haroor Lines.
A Bhootlug accident   which    may j    In the future it is probable that
prove fatal occurred at Crescent, sta- jwhen the Council of Delta munlcl-
I Westminster on Jan.  30 and 31  of ' t'.on Wednesday evening when Lloyd, pality approves of-subdivisions that
next year, a departure from former I the_ son  of   Mr.   George   Atchison, affect the New  Westminster  harbor
ind they were prominent in the  z.e.V.P.P. for 'thYbelu'rldingrar- occasions'when'they convened in Vic-i pf Port Kells, while out" on a shoot-. | scheme
for all  the choice animals
that,    they   will   have   the
Ired   by-
Iding for  an  me  cnoice  animais.rived in the Capital City to Interview  toria. Mr. D. E. MacKenzie, manager | ing trip with a party near Cr*i*,fu:t   owner   of   ;he   Drop(,-t..  confo,.m   to
Ur   vv. Heaton, of East Delta, ob-  the government on the subject. ot   tlle   K��yaI  Agricultural  and   in-j station,   accidentally  discharged  bU	
talned a beautiful Holstein  Fresian      The park area in question is lo- dustrial Society who is making the [ shotgun,   filling  his  left  s de,  arm
(llU   when  he  bought  ln  "Colantha  rated   about   three  odd   miles   from'arrangements for    the    convention,   and chin  with the small shot.    H*.
for  $515.    This  animal   was   Mew Westminster, ls about one mile  stated  that he  expected  one of the ! Is now lying in the Royal Columbian
square, and representative of the best lar8est and most representative | hospital, New Westminster
park land to be found in the prov-; gatherings at this meeting not only
ince. It is Dominion government; because the dairy business was belaud and the timber on it, which Is coming more of a science hut in that
declared to be the best virgin Umbel New Westminster was easy of access
" sired by "Milk and Butter jn the country, is leased out. That to the farmers of the Fraser valley,
" dam, "Lakeside Model Vee- means that some arrangement will whom he believed the largest pro-
have to be made through the govern- ducers In the coast districts,
ment for the purchase of the lease- The dates arrange for meetings to
hold by the narties dPsirouB of hav- be held on Thursday and Friday. As
"Colanthus   Fern
Irene's Pride."
Mr.  Heaton  also obtained a  pure
i),,,,! Frisian bull for $265  when he
mrchased   "Colony   Veeman   DeKol
man DeKol."
Mr. W. Hodgson, of Ladner,  pur
Lh-'i-cd -Colony Mercedes Rag Appltj 	
(after some keen  bidding,  for  $550.   *���s the ground reserved for park pur- those in charge of the arrangements
This   Fresian   heifer   was  sired  by  poses. expect to have an automatic milking
"Rag Apple Korndyke" dam, "Lady,     Mr.  MacKenzie  haB  com**   to  the demonstration, it was thought best
Mercedes Johanna." , Capita! to enlist the sympathy of the to have these on Market day. Other
Mr. A. Hodgson, of Delta, pur-1 provincial government for the pro-I educational demonstrations and ad-
(has'd a Fresian bull, "Colony Model; ject. Wben seen in regard to the dresses on the latest modes of handbag Apple Korndyke," dam "Lady< subject  he  explained  that   the  Do- i ling the product  will  be delivered
  minion government had expressed its by  prominent men In the dairying
willingness to make a grant of the world.
land to the people, but that before i     Mr.   Henry Rive  of Victoria  the
that  could  be  done effectually the' secretary of the association, is spar-
persons  who  hold  licenses   for  the Ing no efiort to make this eonven-
timber would have to be dealt with.! tion the best ever held In the pro-
The exact location of the property vince.
Mr.    Woodward    also    purchased  in question is three and a half miles j     Mr. MacKenzle expects    that    the
Colony   Korndyke  Butter   Boy,"   a south of New  Westminster,  on the convention will prove a great Incen-
Freslan bull, for $310. Yale and Cariboo road.    It Is also tive to improved dairying in this dis-
Mr.    A.    Montgomery,    of    Port Intersected by the projected Pacific | trlct and will also demonstrate, that
chased "Pnionv Pidmimn  ki��v._,... New Westminster  Is  the centre  of
Mr, George Atchison, his fat-'-'-.
is doing some road work near the
station for the municipality, ind in
the evening a party went into Hie
hills behind the station to p.'o-'urc-
some game.    While they wer<* tn
the lines of the harbor plans as
are proposed to be carried out by
the city of New Westminster.
At tbe meeting of the Delta Council last Saturday, Mr. A. O Powell,
harbor engineer, cf New Westminster, and Mr. Pearce, of tne <*:ini-
, bricol Company, who control large
tracts of land on Annacis Island,
waited oa 'he council ln connection
with  the subdivision plan presented
Mr.   1*.   J.   MacKenzie,   M.P.P.   Discusses Direct Road From Sun-
bui-y   to   I.adner.
iKorndyke _^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Mr. J. Woodward, of Mud Bay,
now has in his possession "Flpra
Gartley," a one-year-old filly, Bired
by "Gartly Guarantee" imported,
(iani "Flower of Flosh," which he
purchased  for the sum of $300
iGuichon, purchased "Colony Fidgama highway.
versing what ls known as Williams' to the council for approval by Mr
ranch, one of the party suoeefedod in U. Falk, of certain lands on Annacis
wounding a pheasant. Young Lloyd ig'and, ahd as the plans did not
seeing the bird escaping, immedl- conform to the lines of Annacis ave-
ately gave chase along with the do-; :nue, Mr. Powell asked that the sub-
which they had with them. While division plan be not approved. The
following the bird he stumbled and plan was laid over, but the mem-
ln some manner his.gun was dis |hers of the council Intimated that
charged. As the weapon was carried ithey would require the subdivision
in the left hand the discharge locat- |plan to conform to the lines of the
ed Itself ln hls left side, breast and harbbr plans before they would ap-
chin.   Two fingers of the left hand  prove of the subdivision.
IPaul," a Fresian bull, sired by "Artls
Jake"   dam,   "Fidgama   Calamity,"
for the sum of $150.
Fisher   Brothers,  of  Ladner,   ob-
I talned   a    b��i"Hful   yearling   filly,
"Bell," for $305.
Mr. James McCallum. of Ladner,
Ipurchased a beautiful Fresian cow
"All the lower mainland wants this the Industry In British Columbia
park,"  said   Mr.   MacKenzie.  in  response to a query as to which community was making the claim.    "It 	
is   not   a  community   proposition  at'Mr. Asahel  Smith, of Delta
all.    The entire  district  ls  pressing! Potatoes    in    Portland
for the acquisition of the property. Show.
In the event  of  our request being;
Ilouwtjie DeKol Lady,"  for  $565.  granted and the park being set aside      Mr*   Asahel  Smith,   of  Delta,  the
- for the purposes mentioned, no par-, "p��tato King." has left for Portland,
tlcular community  would have any Oregon, where he has an exhibit of
WORLD'S TEMPERANCE SUNDAY,  control   over   the  park.       The  onlv Potatoes In  the Pacific North   West
were blown off and lt Is doubtful If
the lad  v ill  live.
The application of the Delta
School Board to lay a sewer across
the Slough road was granted and
the work will be carried out under
the  supervision   of  the   road   fore-
"I have been using my very best
efforts for some time to get tha
River Road extended direct from
Sunbury to Ladner along the riverfront," stated Mr. F. J. MacKenzie.
M.P.P., in an interview with a representative of the Delta Times. /'This
road," he said, "would put the people
cf Sunbury In close touch with the
people of Ladner and would encourage Cham to do their business there,
whereas at present they naturally
turn to New Westminster.
"In connection wlt'n this matter,
however," said Mr. MacKenzle, "It
Is necessary for the council of Delta
municipality to secure a right-of-way
along this dyke."
Mr. MacKenzle, who has represented the Delta riding in lhe Provincial house for the pest five years,
is planning an extensive tour jf the
riding, embracing the principal points
of his constituency. He will start,
probably at Aldergrove and work towards Ladner.
Medical Health Officer Hepworth man.
reported to the Richmond munlcln-il | A communication from Mr. A.
council on Monday. November 4th, -Wheeler. iri connection with the con-
that the general health of the munici-|ditIon of the River road was left
pality during'the past summer was I In the hands of the Reeve and Coun-
the best in a period cf five years; .clllora Kirkland and Lewis,
there had been less sickness. A  letter  was  received  also  from
There had been ten cases of ty- Mr. E^ S. McBride n connection
phold fever, he stated, all at Steves- with the repairs on the.Port Gui-
Shows! ton, among the Japanese. There had chon road and this was referred
been no other cases of contagious I to the road foreman to estimate the
or infectious diseases in 'the municipality, and cases of children's summer complaints had been considerably less ln number than usual.
Matters connected with the sale of
in  me  racmc iNortn   wesn      ���-..--- _-:* . ,
feasibi'e method'of h"ndllne'the bSfcrLMl'a and Products Show, which will  municipal debentures were discussed
feasible method of handling the park ^ heW ^ ^ ^    ^    -^^ at the mfcettn��of the-Richmond_i��uil-
World's Temperance  Sunday  was would be by the appointment of a
18 to 23
hire  to  ask  that thJ"-*"*"'  P.  Bateman;  president of' at the town hall   at Camble     Pro-
nere  to  asK  tnat tn*. i poged by Coun   MCc->llam  and  sec.
ended   over   to   New SftffJJland 'vSnUb!-SenartnLnt ��n<le<1  ��>y Coun*  Fentiman, the fol-
I am asking that lt be, "cultural and vegetable department J-^..^ r-_--,lltlon -a8ged:
observed In the local Sunday schools park commission
last Sunday, and Rev. Wesley Whit-i     "I am not
taker preached on the "Drink Ques-  property  be h
tion" at the Methodist church, while Westminster.    I am asking .. ,.   ... .   -    -   .... _.,_,.,
Rev. C. R. Blunden at both Crescent preserved as a park for the benefit!1" the recent \ ancouver exhibition
Island and Ladner dealt with the of the people of the lower mainland w,her(* he met Mr- Sl"ith;, persuaded
same  subject. of the province." i hlm t0 enter ,n the p����land Show.
Mr. Whittaker, who is the Provln-| In Delta Riding
I rial Superintendent of the
ance Department of Sunday
in what was afterwards described
ell, held on Monday, November 4th,
lowing resolution passed
"The report of the finance  com
mittee re debentures be adopted, and
cost  of  the  work      ^^^^^^^^^
The subdivision   plans   presented
by Mr. D. Gunn, of a portion of lot
30. group 2, was approved
Wednesday, December 4, has been
set as the date for the great annual
event of Delta���the annual ploughing contest. The directors of the
Delta Farmers' Institute met laet
Friday to discuss preliminary arrangements and decided on the date
for the ploughing match and dinner,
although the place for the match
has not been decided on as yet.
The event has created keen interest In past years, and this year It
is planned to make It more interesting than ever. Valuable prizes
will be offered.
Mr. 3. Gilchrist was appointed to
superintend the collection for the
prizes, and it is expected that the
citizens and merchants will support
the committee generously.
Mr.   J.   Johnston,    of   the   Delta
Mr. Peter Clark was appointed Hotel, will be the host at the din-
superintendent of the water works -er which wm te tendered follow-
department. m^m^m^m^m^m^m^mM     ing  the  contest.
The  Farmers'   Institute will  hold
another meeting next week to make
further arrangements.
There passed away last Sunday-i
one of the be3t known pioneers of,
jthe province, when James T. Fraser,)
iHe   wished   Mr.
mWi^ma in ! that the finance committee be author- Ifged   70.   crossed    The  Great  Div- \     Mrs.    A.    D. Patterson,    wife of
  i ,   *���- -*>��� i     -��� .    .���,.,... fil- VV-_.-�� �������_J_  Ized to negotiate with the National We.      The funeral was held to the Councillor Patterson, of Delta, met
Temper-, From discussing the park proposl-1 order to initiate tne weBO-^amere * Company with a view to a Surrey cemetery, and many of his .with an unfortunate accident laat
Schools, tion it was an easy digression to the "to tne growin* o:r the bett��r vsrte-..^^ arr8Ugemeut as to the o.d friends were present to witness Saturday evening, when she wa��
 r- rlbed by subject for road construction In that. ��e��and the' better ways or growing Q f th debentures; and fur- Ithe ceremonies when all that was driving home from Ladner to ln-
one of his hearers as a most power- part of the country, and Mr. MacKen-, this product. As an inducement, }'u satisfactory arrange- mortal of this pioneer were laid to1
ful appeal for temperance, pointed zle proved himself equally conver-1 Mr. Bateman agreed to put up enough "";. cannot be made the offer for ftheir last resting place,
out that the liquor traffic was the sant with this branch of provincial i ���" ���8h ST^* to cover the expenses ��u"n" ^"Jworks debentures, made Deceased had been in the prov-
only trade ashamed of their finished  activity.                                                  !��f M:..^mlth' lf he  would con8ent  through  Mr   Roberts   be accepted." ���"��  for the  past  30  years,  during
products,    That for every $100 re-      He pointed out that for this year to exhibit. , -eC0I1d resolution was passed by which  time he had  been     engaged: to her home, although not seriously
celved as revenue from the sale of the road  work  ln  the  Delta riding:     l la*8 e*��.bt.  in  which  Mr   s*,���,tn ' the councll authorizing the reeve and l'��r the most  part  in  railroad  con-1 injured.   Leaving Ladner about 5.30
intoxicating drinks there Is paid out  was   practically   completed   as   the has entered, is tor tbe  best eollec- j .. committee  to give satlsfac-i tract  work,  and  built a portion  ofiodock in the evening, she had pro-
it least   $600   for  upkeep  of jails,  weather had broken up and rendered ton of correctly named and commer-  l "�� 8erurltv t0 the Northern Crown the E. & N. Railway on Vancouver; ceeded as far as Mr.  A. Coleman's
 '   ' ' -.--.-.-   m.ii-��i..-Mp nnftnp. not 1��*.B th��n  ton security _ :       .,,���,��������� ! farm,  when In passing another rig.
 |ears he had re-  in   some   manner   the   two   bugglea
vances  made  by   the  bank   for  ex-i
0 and a silver medal and the third ...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  works bylaws.
verholme, being thrown out of her
buggy onto the road, sustaining a
number of severe bruises and a bad
shaking up.    She has been confined
daily valuable potatoes, not less than _ _^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^n
10 varieties, each box to contain not Bank   for   repayment  whan  -ale   --
leas than *tn nonnds     The first nrl7P debentures had been effected of ad-; ...
h---.Mi.in ..a pounds,     tne rirst prize  _   m<>.Q  k_   iho  Hanl.   fnp   --.Isjded  ln Delta, and for some years collided,   and   Mrs.   Patterson   was
Ipollre and magistrates. consistent     operations     impossible.
He  also  gave  the  percentage  of  The most Important undertaking In   	
riniiiiality directly due to the liquor  this   connection   had   been   the  con- . gecond prize   "���''���.=���-   -w-v   ^I""   T~"-d* water- 'was   connected   with   the   Flslieries  thrown to the ground and narrowly
I traffic as shown In government re- structlon of the Pacific Highway be-1 ;"�����'"^ a silv er medal and the third   penditure under the roads ana water rt       t   of   rhe   Dominion   gov- escaped   serious  injury.    Fortunate-
turns: England. 75 per cent.; United tween the end of Westminster bridge ;:'    jo 5 anrta bronze medal ��� mrl" ^      "
suites, 75 per cent, and Canada, 70 and   Blaine,   on   the   International  P'��� �����-___-5���rt-.*_?_rJ?Jre-_"*���_
boundary line, a stretch of  twenty
Mr. Smith, however, has entered a
         .  ontendld exhibit  of 30  varieties, al!
The preacher wished it to be un- miles.    Owing   to  the   wet   summer  f^���, fam )n the ���.-,���_ alid  u
derstood  in fairness to all that his season the work on this section of onpe mo.p d(?mongtrat.
attitude  towards the trade  was not the   great   highway   was   somewhat      ��� re8OUr0e8 0f Delta as a po-
ii.cause he  was  afraid   for  himself, glow.    However,  it  had  been  possl-  '"* ,_    countrv
but becanse of his responsibility to bio to completely macadamize about.'��,.u. s _   ...6_.   ,_..**'
bis   brother   man.   for   we   are   our two miles of the road, while the re^ orders for seed  potatoes
irnther'B keeper." mainder   was   either   In   process   of
The Baptist pastor, speaking from grading or ballasting.
|I   Kings 20:   whkh he described as      Mr.   MacKenzle   Indicated   his  be-
i_ a��� -���-,* nveroeer re-1 ��''nment, although he had been re- ly, however, she was not seriously
ported8'th"!-2009 'Ta'ds of'Tru��he"l!t1red for the past three_ years. He injured and it is honed that she-
rock had  been laid  during October.
Mr. Smith stated that he expects to
t-'.-e      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
while  away,   and   will    later    travel
through     Washington,     and     right
   ,,    _ mmm i through   the   coast  states  as  far  as
,in allegory, was ecnally emphatic in ii,.f that they would be able to com-  *   .���*,-,   _,.----- he wU1 tnke orders
his rlehlinclatlon of the evils assorlat- piete this section hy the end or next, . .f__^__^_^-MBH--.   _���
'   with the drink traffic.    As Ben- year   with   the   aid   of  another  ap
hadad    and   his   allies   sought    the proprlatlon
Hi and harvests of Israel entlre-
"is  the.   it  runs  through   the  terri-, renulred all their own seed
tory which I am desirous of having
set'aside for pari* purposes. Wllh
that section of the highway completed   and   the   park   area   referred
IIv without  regard to the  welfare of
the people, so King Alcohol and bis
are seeking the riches of our
I fair   land.    Two  of  the   greatest   of
ir Kmnlre's statesmen had ��aid lhat
I drink   demands   more   In   lives   and
[money than the combined influence
proprlatlon I p0!n'   ��'">r   *j;uuo   tons  or  seen   po
"Ore aspect of the highway which I tatpee for spring trade, some of
Is of particular interest to me at, which have been placed in his bands
this time." pursued Mr. Mackenzie.; by other Delta farmers. Five years
.,,.  .....   i,    ���  n,--������i,   (i,_  i_rri.'pen.  states  Mr.  Smith,  the  farmers
for seed  potatoes.    He  has  for disposal   ov��r   2.000   tons  of  seed   poof
go.  states  mr.  smite,  tne  mrmers
war. pestilence and famine. The to laid out along proper lines, which
���'iniiinil judges of England have snld of course lt will bo Immediately,
M il     nineteen-twentleths     of     the  the   settlement   we   hope   for   ls   ac
b   charged   before   them   have
'""i  wrought directly or Indirectly
through  drink.    Seven-tenths of the
n the largest hospltp.l of Lon-
Rngland, are filled with patients
il  there throurt  drink.      Of
but now he can draw on them for
���mpplles to assist him In filling large
Last spring three car lotuls of seed
pot at ops were shipped by Mr. Smith
to   Eastern  Canadn,  but   he  Intends
tne   settlement   we   u-iic   lui   i=*   >���-.
(������mplished. the whole of the lower i now to branch out and capture the
mainland district would benefit to: southern trade, as he is confident
such nn enormous degree that I i tbi-.t he can rnnvtete with American
hesitate to speculate about  It." I growers despite the duty.
��� ...ii-,..   nA_oU-__i '      In connection with the present low
distributed as follows: No. 17 road, I
1048 vards: No. 3 road. 191 yards; j
Mr, q -o*-.<i 401- virdp* Moncton j
street, Ward Three, 365 yards. i
"There were two culverts put in |
en the McTaggart road." he con-j
tinued, "and the road opened for]
traffic, Ward Two. Eighty rods of!
six-foot ditch completed on the
Woodbped rond. Ward Five North I
end of Boundary road has been repaired."
Water Superintendent Lockhart reported that 13A0 feet of 'wo end
th**ee-lnch pipe bad been laid during
the inorth. at Woodward's Station,
nnd four connections mpde, Mpters
had been taken from such Steveston
canneries as had closed down, cleaned and oiled nrd ste**"*" iw-v *.'l
meters had been read for the past
month, and readings handed In at
the clerk's office,  for collection,
also    constructed    the   Bon
hatcheries at Port Mann.
Accord   will   bp  able   to  be  about   again
] a few days.
prices of market potatoes. Mr. Smith
attributes this not only to the over
crop, but to the fact that owing to
tbe blight farmers are forcing th��
product on the market, In case the
potatoes do not keep through the
| minion    should    enlist    themselves
'gainst  this common foe.
Prices throughout the New Westminster weekly market on Friday
remained much the same as last
week, and although a change was
looked for In H��** nH���� of -- *���'
were sold for 75 cents a dozen, the
same price the marki t closed at last
Friday. The onlv rUfferonr ��o'*��*1
was a stiffening of the market, for
while a few vendors last week offered them at 65 cents and 70 cents,
there was not an egg to be had for
less than 75 cents on Friday. The
potato market remains stagnant with
the prices at $12 to $15 a ton, with i
few sales at these prices. A few j
scattered sales were make at   SI    a,
    sack.  but. tbe  average  erice was  75 j
At the regular November meeting  m-/- p"*-}. Yost, took the first prize   tents,     Carrots   were  of feed   at   $1
Indian   Ke-erVri-
There Ib another matter deeply
'"" Inmates in the Edlnbureh Poor Interesting to Mr. MacKenzle and
"-���ii-.fi, 97 per cent, admitted it was his constituents at this time. 1 TO
11 -"'i���� that brought them there. The ig the situation In regard to tne
ilomandB or drink In money In the disposition of Indian lands in tne
United States for tho last year was province.
between   seven   and   eight   hundred       it  so  happijJis  that   In    he  Delta
million dollars, while Canada la given  riding    there "are    several    |nn��an
>������" eli-lity-three million dollars. reservations.       Mr.   MacKenzie   ex- \g,H 	
Thank   Ood   such   exorbitant   (le-  pressed the hone yesterday that  Bir -------rv  nf  ,-,p
mands have aroused opposition and Richard McBride would be able to I Mr. H. D. Held, ���ewetary of the
for the sake of our boys and girls, bring back a gratifying settlement victoria ���p%.*^l$%L���
����r homes, our money and our souls,  0f the question. rlbutes   the   *&��** A ��hl?Nortb
1,1    rue  dtl7Pn��  of   this   creat   Do-  , in regard to the results or the .\ortn
in,   citizens  or   this   great     �� _  .American   International   competition
'concluded   at   Philadelphia  on   October   30.       A   Philadelphia   breeder.
Qi'EBRC,  Que..     Nov.
ork on the Hovul Cfior
'" on and Captain Sande
"own wrecking expert
ho hns heen working on _,_.-���    -.
ilbelniina, which w_nt ai.hore on
ie coast or Newroundland some time
1  I l now on his way to Quebec and
expected here in a day or so.   The
'"*������*  preparation    to    release    the        	
oyal t'.eorge from the rocks.    Is to' n'_.'""""_"" reai  estate  dealer,  was jp(tR9  |n'the last period,  thus show
Use v,p- bv meang _, hydraulic jacks  ^����^ mmmmmmmm
'birds   hei-.ded   the   list   during   tl-n'As  usual  the poultry section  was a
of   the   competition,   busy  scene,  and a  large  number of
earlier   months  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
were headed by the Leghorns during
the  summer  and  then  succeeded  In
13.���Mr. L. j running their rivals to within three
-    _    nominated   against   Hon.   Louis  Co-   ing  the value of this heavier breed
when the vessel Is freed from the 5S?T-Sr*S�� of State, for Hoche- a_ layers in the periods of the year, ^u'tr>
at has pierced her bottom, to U^E^SEr    The opposition can- when eggs are at their highest price. |�� Pouna
sales were made In this department
Hens changed hands at from $6 to $S |
per dozen: chickens sold at from $4
ta $6 a dozen and broilers were ln
demand at $3 a dozen. .Dressed
paultry retailed  at  20 and  25 cents
haul her off gradually at high tide, '^tip ��nv�� he is the representative The  only  English  pen  In  the com-
TlUs method was adopted to free the ����� "JLT ,n the bye-election. He j petition,   that   of   Mr.   Thomas   Bargainer Turret Bell,     which    went ��'_^pe"*,ekl."d    0f    contribution, ; ron. of Catforth, scored 982. In spite!
"bore orr Prince Edward Island and ��PP08e���8 *��ynrK ���,harwise   to the Im- of the fact that two out of the si
was afterwards brought here and re- emergency or other-vise, to *n. o^g ^^ ioat.__ColonlBt.
1 in the Quebec dry docks.
perlal navy.
.       . . Former   Police  Lieutenant   Charles  Becker,   (on   the    right>     con-
FORMER GOVERNOR DIES. vlcted of murder in the first degree in  connection  with    the Rosenthal
EL  CENTRO,  Cal.,    Nov.     12.��� murder case,  and sentenced to die *he week of December 9.  going up
six Former Governor Powers, of Louis- the hill from the station at Sing Sing to the    prison,    handcuffed    by
tana, ls dead here today, aged 78. Deputy Sheriff Carroll.
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER in, -������.,
Government's  Pure  Died  sunk  At
tracted Many Buyers���Record
Prices  Secured.
(From tht British Columbian.)
An  epoch  in  the history    of    the
cattle  breeding industry of the province  is  the sale of champion  cows
and  horses and the ol't'spring of the,
champions, which  was conducted by
tbe  Provincial    government    at  tbe
Coquitlam  Asylum  Farm    Tuesday.I
The  auction  sale  attracted   the  at-1
tention of many of the most prom-1
inent   stock   breeders   and   farmers
from all over British Columbia, who!
had   come  to  purchase   these  really
flrst class animals to improve their
herds.      The bidding  was brisk  and
record prices were obtained, the sale
totalling nearly $15,000.
Tbe Provincial government have
gathered together prize stock from
all over the world in a manner that i
no private interests could do. and '
are taking tills method of offering
the genuine farmer and stock breeder nn opportunity of obtaining pedigreed stork. Never before in the
history of the province has such a:i
Interest been created in a Stock Bale
and by Bpecial request Dr. C. E
Doherty, of the Colony Farm,
placed in auction tbe famous "Madam Posch." the champion cow of
Canada, which was disposed of for
the sum of $1375, Mr. II. A. Thompson, of Dewdney, being the fortunate bidder.
Dr. C. E, Doherty, who has been
Instrumental in gathering the stock
together, stated that in his opinion
it was absolutely the best sale of
the kind ever held in Western Canada or the Pacific Coast, and the
prices obtained, lie said, exceeded
those obtained at the famous Syracuse sale at New York.
"There are bidders here from all
over the province," he said, "and
there are also representatives from
the California Agricultural College,
���who attempted to bid, but were prevented."
Many prominent men were present, obtaining stock for breeding
purposes and for horse show purposes, lion. James Dunsmuir. of
Victoria; Hon. Price Ellison, of Victoria: Hon. 1). M .fiber's. Victoria:
Mr. W. J. Manson, M.P.P., Dewdney, and many other prominent men
from Victoria, Vancouver. New
Westminster, Coquitlam, Delta and
the surrounding districts as well as
Crown PrinCe.
from  the upper country were pres- '0*Jtaine(-   "Houwtjie
ed at $."-.50, but jumped S10 at a
time, until the purchase price was
reached. The animal was a purebred Holstein-Freisian cow, "Dellah
Pletertje Calamity," sired by "Fre-
na Count Calamity," dam "Hicdau
Dellah's Lena DeKol."
The second Holstein-Freisian cow
was "Ena Netherland DeKol," which
was obtained by Mr. II. A. Thompson, of Dewdney, tor ?50Q.
James McCallum,  of Ladner,
Latest   Pictures   of   Two   Prominent
Crown Princes.
tained "Colony Segis Johanna" for
"Colony Sena Korndyke" went to
Mr. P, H. Moore, of the Experimental
Farm at AgasFiz for ?300.
"Colony Korndyke Butter Boy"
was knocked down to Mr. J. Woodward   of Mud Bay. Surrey, for $310.
Following the disposal of all the
government animals Mr. Trapp sold
the champion stallion of Mr. Tamboline, of Westham Island, to Mr. C.
B. Mackehsen, of Port Kells, for
[$-00. This horse won the grand
championship at the A. Y. P. fair in
Seattle three years ago.
ent,  all  anxious  to  obtain  the  best :i)0r'n 1907
for their herds. ���-
When Mr. Trapp announced tha
sale open there was a crowd of
nearly   200   waiting   expectantly   as
the  first  animal   was  paraded   into ^	
the  arena  of  the     horse    building |''Springdale  Vale   Pauline,"     which
where tbe sale was held. |he obtained for $660.     The bidding
^^^^^^.DeKol  Lady,"
 ., sired    by "Lord Roberts
DeKol,"  dam  "Houwtjemana,"    for
tbe sum of $565.
Hon James Dunsmuir was once
more prominent when he successfully      bid      against      several    for
The first animal offered was "City
Lady," a three year old Clydesdale,
on this cow started at $350.
Lady   Mercedes   Johanna'
--�������.���,     ��~ .���   ���   --.  -,       . .    ...           feteh-
which was shown twice and won two Pd the price of $550, Mr. James
championships, including the Do- jDunsmuir again being the successful
minion championship at the Ottawa bidder. This animal was sired by
Jair, 1912, in foal to Bowhill Baron. "Crown Sir Joe Johanna" dam
The bidding started at $300 but was "Lady Mercedes Pletertjle De Kol"
quickly advanced to $450, Mr. J. M,
McMillan  of  Vancouver,  being  the
successful bidder,
!*  Hon. Price Ellison of Victoria, af-
and is clue January 3, 1913
Mr. W. Heaton, of East Delta,
was successful in obtaining "Colantha Pride" for- $515, after some brisk
ter some keen bidding obtained jbidding. This animal was sired by
"Lady Laurier," a two year old, for "Colanthus Fern" dam "Princess
$650.   "Lady Laurier" was imported  Irene's Pride."
and was sired by "Baron's Pride," Mr- H. A. Thompson also added
dam "Lady Ashvale." The bidding "Azubh Aaggie Pietertjie" to his
for this animal started at $400.       Iherd at a cost of $670.
"Colony Lilv," Bired   by    "Brown '     Mr-   H*  w*     Campbell     obtained
Spots,"   imported,  dame     "Lily     of  "Bonnie Linden" for $300
The feature of the day, however,
was the sale of the famous "Madam
Posch" the champion cow of Canada. This animal was not in the
list as advertised, but owing to the
widespread interest taken, Dr. Do-
hertv acceded to the reauests of the
Grandvlew," was sold to Thomas
Laing Of Eburne for $250. This animal won the championship at the
Dominion fair, Regina, and won first
in a class of 13 at seven months.
Mr, Laing was also successful in
obtaining "Nellie Dean/' one year bldders and ' ut "the* Vhamplra up
old, sired by "Dean Swift, import- f(). _,,,_ ..-,ad-m -,0Hrh.. wa- show.
ed, dam "Nellie ( arriok, imported, ed at Toronto and Ottawa and cantor thc sum of $325. tured    ���-,._,   honors   In   each   of   the
Mr, J   Woodward of I.adner. was  two s*10y.s, ami also holds a record
the successful    bidder    for    "Flora   for butter  fat.
Gartly,"  one  year  old,    sin-d    by      Mr. Thompson, of Dewdney
"Gartly   Guarantee,"  Imported,   (lain 'ed j]-e fireworks wit
"Flower of Flosh," Imported, for th
sum of $300, after some brisk bidding. The same gentleman also obtained "Lady Jean Gartly," sired by
"Gartly Guarantee," dam "Lady
Cherub,"  for the sum of $320.
"Queenie Carruchan," Imported,
and "Prince of Carruchan," bred to
"Bowhill Baron," were sold to Mr.
O. v. Mackenson, of I'ort Kells for
$555  each.    The bidding started at
^^^^ stai't-
^^^^^^^^   .. bid of $1000
which was quickly raised by Mr. VV,
Heaton, of Easl Delta, and again by
Mr. M. M. Carlin, of Victoria. Mr,
James Dunsmuir; of Victoria, then
raised another $25 to $1260, but Mr,
Thompson .of Dewdney. came right
back with an offer of $1275 which
captured the, champion, making a
total expenditure by Mr. Thompson
at the sale of $2445 for three ani-
malB.     The crowd applauded when
9DD0   eacu.      ine   inumni/.   ni-rn-u   m    ������"       ���-   ---������   ���fr  ---
$25ii  each  and   was  duicklv  run   up >thc hammer fell, closing this sale
U..I-4..*-.   -.--.__-_-.._   II..;,,.....
$25 at a time until $11 In was reached for the two animals,
"Floret Sensation" and "Seiisa-
sation," two one-year old pure hied
Hackneys were disposed of to Mr.
C. W. McAllister of Victoria for $265
each. "Florel Sensation" was sin id
by "Sllpho Sensation," dam "Floret."
A beautiful yearling filly, "Bell"
was sold to fisher Brothers, Ladner,
for $305,
Holstein-Freisian Heifers.
"Colony Mercedes Hag Apple."
horn last January, sired by "Hag
Apple Korndyke" dam "Lady Mercedes Johanna." Ihe latter being sold
previously to Hon. James Dunsmuir
for the sum of $550, was sold to Mr.
W. Hodgson, of Ladner. for $280.
"Colony Qrebegga Pletj*)" was
knocked down to Mr. II. W. Vanderhoof, of Huntingdon, for $300, aft.-r
the price had been boosted from
Has Been Made to Victorious Leader
���Turkey Will Give All Con-
cessions Asked.
LONDON, Nov. 14.���Confir-. .
mation reached here today of
the report that Kinmil Pasha,
grand vizier of Turkey, has
mnde a direct appeal for peace
to Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria.
Speedy End.
LONDON,    Nov.     14.���Peace    or
continued war in the Balkans is be- |
lieved   today   by   diplomats   bere   to
hinge on the attitude of Cza.-  Ker-
dinand  of  Bulgaria.   If  the  Bulgar
ruler   does  not   enter   the   Moslem !
capital, it is believed the war   ai'I j
speedily  end  and  thit Turkey  will I
grant all the concessions tloraandcd \
by the allies.
BERLIN, Nov. 14.���With Russia
overawed by a display of strength by
Germany and Austria on their frontiers, diplomats here today believe
that the danger of a general European clash is ended.
If this proves true the Balkan allies will not get as much of Turkey
in Europe as they expected. Bulgaria, it is said, probably will get
Rumela and a share of Eastern
Macedonia; Servia will get favorable
commercial treaty with Austria by
which she will secure a trade outlet
on the Adriatic sea without political
Montenegro, it is declared, will
pet ten or fifteen miles more of sea-
coast and some of the territory
south of Lake Scutari, while Greece
will secure control of a number ol
towns north of her present frontier.
Under the arrangement, Albania
probably will be transformed into a
semi-kingdom under nominal Turkish sovereignty. Salonika undoubtedly will be under international
control, the rtalkan allies getting
only commercial concessions there.
Only Bulgaria is likely to profit, territorially to any great extent.
Are Pessimistic.
VIENNA, Nov. 14.���The Vienna
Journal, one of the leading papers
here, declares that a powerful Intrigue is at work In the Czar's court,
making a propaganda for Russian Interference ln the Balkan war shonl.-
the tide go against the Balkan states
or to stand by them against the
Powers. In the event of victory ln
either case It. would mean war with
Austria. The Viennese newspapers
are very pessimistic over the outlook for peace.
���rovincial Government Will Continue
Policy of Placing Bred Stock at
Service of Stockmen.
COQUITLAM, Nov. 13.---Despite
the inclement weather, an exceptionally large number of prominent British Columbia stock breeders, were
on hand at the big arena in the horse
building of the Colony Farm, at Mt.
Coquitlam yesterday afternoon, and
heard the Hon. Price Ellison, minister of agriculture, in his brief address, before the big sale of thoroughbred horses and cattle took
The minister, in welcoming the
large and representative gathering
on behalf of the provincial government, to the Colony Farm, said this
wag the first of what was hoped to be
a large number of similar sales. They
would all have an opportunity to see
what they were buying, and, as they
all very well knew, the animals to be
sold were all of the purest breed. He
was very much pleased to be able to
tell his hearers that the interest on
any deferred payments incurred by
buyers during the sale would be reduced from seven per cent, as advertised, to five per cent., and tbe
time for payments would be extended to one year instead of three
months. Also any stock bought
which had to be shipped to Its future
destination, the government would
hear one-half of the cost, and the
stock would be loaded on cars either
at Mt. Coquitlam or Westminster
In conclusion he hoped to see
many more of these sales which gave
the B. C. farmers exceptional opportunities of securing the best of stock
both for exhibition and breeding purposes.
Among the prominent men of the
province attending the sale were:
Mr. D. M. Eberts, Hon. Price Ellison,
Hon. Jas. Dunsmuir, Mr. W. J. Man-
son, Dr. Doherty, Dr. McKay, of the
Asylum staff; Reeve Jas. Mars and
Councillor John F. Langan, of Coquitlam: Mr. Ralph Booth and J.
Brehaut, of Burquitlam; Mr. Donald
M?Lean -and C. F. Lobb. of Coquitlam and a host of others.
op im\ of cm_i
Incorporated 1809.
J Capital Authorized     Ifl25,ooo,ooo
j Capital Paid Up    $H-SO��,ooo
Res*       ���13,500,000
Aggregate Assets,   One  Hundred and Se vent-Five  Million
1 Dollars.
It is the aim of the management' of this Bank to make every depositor welcome, and to give the best possible attention to his financial
Accounts may be opened with deposits of One Dollar and Upwards.
Interest paid or credited at the highest current rates, on May 31st und
November 30th each year.
H. F. msiloi*. Maxakkr
1-APNI.ll, n. c,
The following pupils of the Ladner Public School headed their respective classes for the month of
Entrance class���1. Roland Lanning; 2, Violet Hoey; 3, Myrtle
Kirkland,  Henry  Reagh.
Fourth Reader���1, Douglas McDiarmid; 2, Eva William-son; )*,
Oren  Deane.
Senior Third Reader���1. Reginald
Blunden; :"!, Evelyn Monkman; 3,
Lilian   Taylor.
Junior Third Reader���1, Carrie
Eyton; 2, Ada Deane; 3, Vaughn
Second Header���Annie York; Albert Marks, Alex. Eyton.
Senior First Rearler���Walter
Lanning, Nettie Nicolich, Harold
Junior First Reader���Stewart Gifford, Mattie Nicolich, Charlie McKlllop.
Second Primer���May Stokes, Marjorie Lanning, Frances Webster,
Albert Rogerson.
First Primer A���Florence Robinson, Adora McGregor, Ernest Kirkland,   Get   Wong.
First Primer B���Maxwell Sipes,
Ralph Coleman, Percy Swords, Gordon  Follis.
We are now prepared to build your home for you and have you
pay it off as monthly rent. This no doubt is a very gratifying opportunity to the most of the renters in this locality. Why pay
rent when you can have your own home built according to your
own  ideas? c
This is one of the grandest opportunites that has ever been put
before the public.
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
Phone L80
Ladner, B. C.
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds oi
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors Turnings and House Finishings
Phone R 14 Eburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow
"Pick Em Up" imported four year
old rising, was knocked down to Mr. 1 ,, , ,._._,-- _,_, _ ���
Allan Manchester of Victoria fori >'��'<'-1"<'<l HoMcm..----*i*.i*.n Bulla.
9805. This animal was two years i There were ten of this class of
champion of his class In England, animals disposed of and the inter-
nnd for two years ponv champion In e��< fllk('-* was *��������, particularly the
Vancouver, and is broken to saddle bidding on "Colony Model Rag
or harness |Appde    sired  by  "Rag  Apple  Korn-
"Mav of'n.-ivlett." imported, .*ired ;f,-,'kf'"   ���������"������   "Lakeside   Model   Pan-
by    "Hiawatha    Godolphln,"    dam JJ���-   wh,<* ����� obtained by Mr. A.
"Lottie   Rozellie,"   was  sold   to  Mr.   Hodgson,   of   Delta,   for   $480.   after
C.  V.  Mackenson  of Port  Kells,  for th?.JP1?ce ha* Jtimped from *240.
jrr,. Colony   \ eeman     DeKol   Prince
Mr.  A.  W.  Bowser of  KelowTU..E?.J"i" '00PM-r' w- **,aton' of East
purchased "Laird    of    Anton"    |or,ue"�� '�� �����*������
lljg I     "Colony   Clotliildp     Prince"     was
Special Interest Was aroused when   disposed  of    for  $180     to     Messrs.
the   beautiful   hackney   gelding   ris-  *���*''���'   �����* ^Hp   of  Sunny   Brook
���-   , , *V,      . .V Pnr-r-      Pitt    Meadows
ing  seven   years,     tto'.d   Dust,     was
LONDON,   Nov.   13.���Official   announcement of the    resignation     of
I James   Tiryre   as   ambasador   to   the
j United States was made at the foreign   office  here  today.       Sir     Cecil
Spring Rice  was appointed  his successor.
Holstein-TVefsian "^""or'ation finc�� on
Record on  Bnbleci���Election of
COQUITLAM, Nov. ia.���The third
annual meeting of the B. C. Branch
of the Holstein-Freisian Association,
was belil yesterday at Coquitlam
prior to the big auction sale at the
Colony Farm, and on motion of Mr.
II. F. Page, of Matsqui, the association went on record as being opposed
to the present butter fat test, for
milkers, now used by the government, and in favor of the test by food
Mr. Alex. Davie, thp delegate for
last year to the Domln'on tasoctatlon
Convention, submitted his report,
which was adopted, and Mr. H, F.
Page was appointed the delegate for
the 1913 meeting at Ottawa, to be
held In February, 1913.
Officers for the ensuing year were
elected as follows: President: D. McKay, Eburne; vice-president, J. Van-
("erhoof. Huntingdon; secretary-treasurer. Thomas Laing, Eburne. It was
also decided at the meeting to endeavor to have international transfers for registered stock made more
accessible to Canadian breeders, as
with tbe regulations existing at present It was much easier for the American breeder to bring cattle to Canada
than it was for the Canadian breeder
to ship to the States.
"The Best Yet"
paraded   in.      Reeve   Mars   had   expressed his admiration for the horse
Form.   Pitt  Meadows.
"Colony   Fidgama   Paul"   went   to
Mr  A. Montgomery, of fort (inichon.
and it was known that several others ue.'.,?',     r  ?'    ,   -.���   ....     ,���
were  anxious to obtain  such  a  high "Colony  Posch Sir Abbekerk    was
class  animal.      Mr.  McCallleter An- oMstasd #*7 , **��� *���     I orno.k    of
ally obtained the animal for $475. langley.  for  |205.
HoMc-iii-Uri-isi-ui Cows. "Colony  Segis  Putter  King,"  was
The   interest   taken     In   the  prize sold  for  $400  after  some keen  bid-
cows   was   even    more   enthusiastic ding  to   Mr.  J.   Livingston,   of  Lulu
than  taken in  the horses, and  some Is'and.
very   keen   bidding     took   place     in "Colantha Lad" was sold for $200
which Hon. James Dunsmuir, of Vic- to   Mr.   J.   W.   Holllnshead,   of   Lad-
toria:     Mr.    II    A.    Thompson,    of ner.
Dewdney;   Mr.   W.   Heaton,   of   Bast Mr. P. Owens of Salmon Arm ob-
Lad-   -
.Delta;   Mr.   James   McCallum,
ner,  took a prominent part.
The   first   animal   offered   was  obtained  by  Hon.  James  Dunsmuir  at
This Office  is an  Encyclopedia of DELTA REAL ESTATE and
all matters thereto.
Consult it as frequently and freely, as you wish.
The subject is covered completely.
nf   I'.in        TV...  i.!,i.i(-._   -*--*     luicVIv  stops  courhs.  cure,  colds.
01 J_10.     The bidding start-  .hc thro-a ��i*d lungs. :*.
and   heal*
as cer.t* 1
��� ���-���-������������-^-���������.-���������t����--a--a��a__a_Bai��ie
Have you tried them? If not give them a trial and we are
convinced you will keep on using them. You can get them at any
of your local stores In tins at 30d and pails at 25*��.
National Biscuit I Confection Co., Ltd.
Makers of the l'amoiis Haida Chocolates    and    National    Biscuits.
Carriages,   Wagons and   Farm   Implements of all
classes and descriptions.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Work.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
and General Machinery.
Ladner Carriage and Automobile Works
G. T. BAKER, Proprietor
Vhe 7)eita Ui
8l.OO A YEAR ������������ ���:!
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-jf ||     OTTAWA, Nov.  8.���Not  as  much!
iAAKtxA************f***^r*****^*************^^ is heard of or is known of the Agri-
v        *' ��� iv...,.    ! cultural   Department   at   Ottav-a   as
do   better at   Mc-! Bhou,���   be_    Aftef   -u   ls   -aW   -^
done it is one of the mott important:
The telephone number of Mr. W.
j, Lanning is 35.
no not forget the Grand Bachelors
11 m McNeely Hall, Ladner, on Fri-
evening, November 22.
Visit  McRea's  Pool  Room!
of  pipes,  cigars  and  tobaccos
Mr  and Mrs. D. B. Grant, of Lacier   left on Wednesday for Los An-
',.les,   California,   where   they
,uen_ the winter.
can   do   better
at   Mc-
nut you
Killops.  ^B^^^^^
yr   nj    \    McDiarmid,  municipal
,,,,'rk' is busy preparing the statistics
,  the  tax  receipts,  but is  working
under a handicap until the new munic
But   you
at   Mc-!
The usual monthly accounts were j
passed by the Delta Council at the;
meeting last Saturday.
branches   of   the    government,    for i
agriculture Is Canada's basic  industry and the progress and prosperity j
of  the  Dominion  depends   upon  the |
m u  u ���>    .    �� ., ��       ,    t- ���, progress and prosperity of the farmer. |
MBit   MeReas   Pool  Room!     Full  Hon.   Ma-tin   B,in.e*i.   the   Minister!
line   of   pipes,   cigars  and   tobaccos.  ot Agriculture, is a poor advertiser, j
| He is a modest man, too modest some I
,   | say for a politician.    He works night
' an.l. I8'..,?. "'.,_.-?..". "__; ian<3 da'- and ,alks -lu-e*
ror Sale, For Exchange, Wmitea to
Purchase, To Let, Lost Found, Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, l cent per
word. Minimum, 2* cents for any one
ailvt. These rates for iash with order.
All Want Ads. must be in by 1 p.m.
on Thursday.
FOR SALE���Eight pure bred Pekin i
drakes. Apply P.O. Box 9, Lad-i
ner. I
WANTED���Painting, tinting and!
decorating. Apply Walden &!
Purkey, this office.
were presented with a daughter last
The boys of Ladner    will    give �� ���
social dance on Friday evening, November 22, in McNeely Hall. *
hall  is completed.
Mr II K- Wright, of Vancouver,
BUpe.intendent of British Columbia
branches of the Royal Bank of Can-
',., inspected the local branch of
:,',;,' institution and spent the past
^eek in the vicinity on a successful
������hooting trip. 	
Mr W R- Ellis, of Ladner; wishes
t0 announce that having sold his
butcher shop business to Smith
"ohers, all outstanding accounts
may be paid to him at his real-fence
nr by mail.
The bachelors of Ladner have
made arrangements for a Grand
Bachelors' Ball, to be held In Mc
\eelv Hall on the evening of Friday.
November 22. No efforts have been
snared by the bachelor boys to make
,,���, dance the "affair of the season
. id everyone is looking forward with
anticipation to the great event. A
good orchestra \yill be arranged for
and I splen ^^^
in the Delta Hotel
march takes place at nine o clock.
Since he came into office he  has;
worked   .many    reforms  looking  to- j
wards  the   advancement  of  agriculture.   He has initiated many schemes!
jfor  the  betterment  of the  farming j
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   I Industry.    He   found   a   department
  i which  was in a rut.    There was no
The Ladles' Aid of the Methodist other department at Ottawa where
Church will give their Anniversary tlle whoie BerYice was so plainly
Dinner and Concert on Thursday, | marking time. The agriculture de-
Nov. 21. Dinner from �� i��.m. till' partment has many experts, yet In-
8 p.m.    Admission 50c, children, 25c. i itiative was discouraged and dry-rot
**       seemed  to have  set  in. |
Mr.   Burrell   has  wakened  up  the
i department,   he  has   Infused   a   new
j spirit in every branch of the service
{and has succeeded in Inculcating his
But   you
can   do   better
at   Mc-
Rev. E. Manuel will    preach    mis-
V. Taylor
Has opened a
Harness Business
n Westham Street, Ladntr,
least of the Ladner Hotel) with
a com pi te stock of
Harness Fittings
Being an experienced Harness
Maker,V.Taylor can guarantee
absolute satisfaction in all goods
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     own energy and enterprise  into the
sionary   services   in    the   Methodist j department.
church both morning and evening, Hon. Sydney Fisher, the former
and in East Delta on Sunday aft-e- minister, had a paternal way of tak-
noon the Sacrament of the Lord's | ing every stray department tinder his
Slipper will be administered at thej wing. Tbe result .was that the de-
moniing and afternoon services. partment  was loaded  up with   work1 ���_���       j    i_ ~     i_
  ,     j which had nothing in the world to|and  work, and   hopes   to   be
The poet savs that In the spring ^ with agriculture. Census and
the thoi-i-hts of vonng men lightly ! statistics came under the administration to love, but in the winter every- jtlon ^^ Minister of Agriculture;
body's thoughts are largely dlraetod ]~1^^i*1/?d_i?5^^./*!L,-^l!-?_r
to keepine warm. In this latter connection, Gurney's heating stoves are
celebrated all over Canada, and are
sold by Clement & Lambert, Ladner.
Building   Inspector   Turnbull.   of
New Westminster, and Superintend-
,    ,.._ _- _ ing   Architect   Wallace,  of   Victoria,
did supper will be served ,,a*f- a visit of inspection to the new
The grand; Ladner High School, which is now
under construction, and tested the
heating apparatus, which thev report
is very satisfactory. The building is
progressing nicely and will be soon
can   do   better
at   Mc-
But   you
Mr. H N. Rich will sell by auction!
";, November 21 the sto"k. and farm,
;jinilements of Air. .Tames Mason, who
has rented his farm, at Gulfside,I
'���out three miles south of Ladner !
The sale will commence about
o'clock a.m. and luncheon
provided. Mr. Rich will also sell at.
* notion the stock and implements of
Mr. John Simpson on Tuesday, Nov.
commencing at 2 o'clock.
Rut   you
can   do   better
at   Me-
26, Ci
Have you read Walter's advt? He
lias something special to offer.    **
Knitted Goods! See the splendid
rant-*** of Sweaters and Sweater Coats.
���Uiatlon Caps and Toques, Knitted
Mufflers and Motor Shawls, Shawls
for eveninsr wear, etc. Also a large
Ptock of Stamped Linens, Cushion
Tops, etc., suitable for Christmas
presents, Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson, Ltd. **
11! Mr. Tamboline, of Westham
will be! and, has disposed of his well-known
horse "Risedale King." Following
the conclusion of the Government
auction sale of stock at the Colony
Farm. Coquitlam. on Tuesday. Mr
Tamboline put his equine beauty
under the hammer, and Mr. C. V.
Mackenson was the successful bidder,
paying $500. "Risedale King" won
the grand championship in Seattle
at the Alaska Yukon Pacific Fair
three years ago.
Mr. W. Heaton. of Delta, was
prominent In the bidding for "Madam
Posch," the champion cow of Canada, which sold to Mr. H. A. Thompson, of Dewdney. for $1275 at the
auction sale conducted bv the Provincial government at the Colony
I"trm. last Tuesdav. Mr/Thompson,
the successful bidder, started thr
fireworks, and was followed by Mr.
W. Heaton, of East Delta, who raised
the price. Hon. James Dunsmuir.
of Victoria, and Mr. N. M. Carlin.
of Victoria, then bid a higher figure
In order, but Mr. Thompson was determined to have the champion and
' ame back with the winning price.
Mineral and
Soda Waters
| public health, and a half dozen other
j branches were stowed in this depart-
' ment.
The first thing Mr. Burrell did was
to re-arrange these services. The
census and statistics branch was
transferred to the department of
Trade and Commerce, where it more
properly belonged. The archives
branch naturally fits in with the
work of the Secretary of State, and
if was transferred to this department.
Patents any copyrights will likely be
transferred this session to the department of State, and the public
health branch will also likely be
taken from the department of Agriculture.
The most important question Mr
Burrell undertook on assuming office
was to formulate a general policy for
the betterment of agricultural conditions in Canada. It was felt, however, that nothing in this direction
could properly be clone until a general  survey of the r.gricultural con-.|
ditions in Canada had been made ___^^^^^^^^^^^^^___.
It was therefore decided to eive im-j T.IVE AND DEAD FARMING
mediate asistance to agriculture by 1 STOCK, comprising bay gelding, 6
voting the sum of $500,000 to this years old (1700 lbs.); black mare,
cause  by  way   ot  grant  io  the   pro- j ,-* vears old (1650 lbs.);  black mare
(1700 lbs.)
lavored with the patronage of
Ladner and District.
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ot
Your Patronage Solicited
Fine  Engraving
in Sepia of the
Borden Cabinet for Readers
of   the   ^News-Advertiser"
Everyone wants a picture of the members o/ the Government
of Canada. The "News-Advertiser" has had prepared for the exclusive use of its readers ln this province a large engraved plate
ot R. L. Borden, and his Ministers.
The group is redrawn from the latest photographs of the
eighteen Ministers, who compose the advisers of His Royal Highness the Governor-General. It is printed in sepia on heavy board
ready for framing, and will be of tbe greatest educational value
in the home, the school and the library.
The Prime Minister, HON. R. L. BORDEN, occupies a central
position, and is shown standing at the head of the Council Table.
Seated about him are his colleagues.
Dimly In the background the features of Sir John Macdonald
look  down  on  his  successors. ;
How to Obtain the Picture
This fine engraving, of which a limited number has been prepared, will be sent
to new subscribers, or to old subscribers, who renew their subscriptions for one year ($3.00).
Fpr out of town subscribers the picture will be tubed and
postage prepaid.
Non-subscribers may obtain copies on payment of 50 cents.
If  mailed,  ten   cents  extra  for tubing and  postage.
Applications and remittances (caBh must accompany order),
must be made to
The Circulation Manager
"News-Advertiser," Vancouver, B.C.
Your orders by Phone (37) will
have the same attention as if you
picked the goods yourself from Mc-
Klllops. *���
Despite reports, Tom G. Tennant
Is very much alive. Rumor had it
last Sunday that he had passed away.
Just how the statement originated
is a mystery, but the story was spread
around town, just as bad news ls
spread like lightning, and people
were discussing the sudden demise
of one of their best citizens, while
our friend Tom was at home indulging in a hearty pastime. Great joy
was occasioned when he marched
down the street���yery much alive���-
and received the congratulations of
his friends.
Walter's Is advertising somethin-*
������pedal for Delta householders. Bead
It. *���
We can't change the cold, we'
weather, hut we can help you to beai
It! We carry a nice line of Raincoats. Overcoats. Rubbers and Rubber rtoots, Umbrellas. Stanfield'* and
Watson's Underwear, Pen-Angle
t'nderwear and Hosiery, and everything necessnry for your Comfort
' Have a look." Laniiing, Fawn:
&  Wilson, Limited. **
l'\ Cullls, of Westham street, Lad-
sr, is still giving away, while tbey
last, the corn cob pipes to purchasers
' '   the  "leather   Label   Over-hauls."
Your orders by Phone (371 will
have the same attention as If you
Picked the goods yourself from Mc-
Killops. *���
vincial governments on a population
basis. Such grant to be expended
for the cause of agriculture according to a plan approved by the Minister of Agriculture at Ottawa. The
following table shows how much each
province receives:
Ontario   $175,733.32
Quebec       139,482.40
Nova Scotia         34,288.45
Now Brunswick . .
Prince Edward Is..
British Columbia .
Saskatchewan . . .
Many prominent Delta farmers and
���itlzens attended the stock sale conducted by the Provincial government
if the Colony Farm, Coquitlam, on
Tuesday, among whom were the following:    A.   D,   Patterson.   A.   Davie.
\lex. Montgomery, William Mom-
gomery. C. Kettle. Wm, "'ike, Wm.
Smiley, Chris. Brown. John Inkflter,
tohn Weaver, Snm Weaver, Itnnert
fisher, Alev Fisher. Ernest l.efroy.
toe Tamhc/'ie. J. Savage, Thomas
Heine, H. Blirr, J. Green. Tom
Foster, Joe Gordon, Jack Johnson,
J. Woodward. James McCallum. W.
Heaton. W. Ilodcson. Mr. A. Hodgson and J. w. Holllnshead,
Kxtenslv-) Repairs (iiven us Reaaon
lot-  Length  of Time Hhe Hpent
.Wny l-'rmii Home.
1 Prom Tin  British Columbian.)
An explanation as tp the reason for
ie extended delay In the replacing or
���he light ship at the sandheads was
-���veil by Secretary McGowan. of the
Vew Westminster Pilot   Board,   on
Wednesday. In a letter received short
me  ago  from   the   Department    of
Marina from Victoria,  It  was stated
"ial  as more extensive repairs than
had at first been contemplated were
being made to the vessel In Vancouver shipyards,    she could not be re-
Placed as early as had been announc-
1 when she was removed.    -Mr. McGowan  states that to his belief the
'lip has now been put back on the
instead of the single engine, an
additional auxilliary engine to turn
Ine light  has  heen   installed   in   the
The members of the Royal Commission on tbe milk mpply in Brlt-
isl* Columbia, Dr. A   P, Proctor, Mr.
)���'.   .1.   Coulthard     and     Dr,     Anson i
Knight,    with    Ihe    secretary,    Mi.
Freeman      Hunt ing,       have      left
upon a      tour      of      inspection
in Ibe Upper Country. Meetings will
be held at Grand Forks on Nov. 15th;
Nelson, Nov. 16th; Vernon, lxth;
Salmon Arm. lilth, and Kamloops,
_nth. Upon their return to the
coast the commissioners will sit at
Chilliwack on the 26th Inst., at 8:80
at the Assembly Hall; at Vancouver
on the 28th at io a.m.. and New
Westminster on the 2!Mh. at the City
Hall, al 2:S0 p.m. The commission-1
ers have already inspected the farms,
dairies and milk shops in Vancouver
and throughout the Fraser Valley.
��hip which minimizes any possibility
ol her becoming disabled.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11.���Wm. Vin-
Dl Astor, son of the late Col. John
The council passed a resolution yes
terday afternoon declaring itself to j
be heartily In favor of direct com-'
munlcatlon between Vancouver and
Ladner via Fraser street, and that It
would lend any possible aid to induce
_ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^��_  itl"1- government to provide facilities
"��b    Astor,    -will     celebrate    his for such direct communication.    The
ity-flrst  birthday  this week  andjmcticn was passed in reply to a pe-
11 Friday will  come into a fortune tit ion   from   the  Fraser    Street   im-
wtllfcB        at   *75*��*)('.,M>*>-       Astor  movement Association-of Ward VIII
I    "I be tbe youngest man in the world i Vancouver, asking for the assistance
'ssesslng  such   immense  wealth.      of the South Vancouver council.
If the new policy was to be broad
In its scope and wide in its usefulness It was necessary that it be based
upon accurate information and a full
knowledge of the conditions obtaining throughout the Dominion. Mr.
Burrell selected Dr. C. C. James,
Deputy Minister of Agriculture for
years in Ontario, as commissioner
to make a thorough Investigation and
make recommendations and suggestions for the consideration of the
government. Mr. James has been
devoting all spring and summer to
bis inquiry, and his report is now
nearly ready and will be presented
to  the  House this  session.
Particular attention has been paid
by the minister to experimental farm
work. At the Central Experimental
Farm at Ottawa, the work was
strengthened by the addition to the
staff of a field husbandman, an animal husbandman, and an agriculturist. A specialist has also been appointed to take charge of forage
plant work.
Some additional work will be done
along the lino of Investigating horse
breeding and the feeding of steers
with a view of giving information as
to the relative value of the different
breeds of cattle and of feedlne in
profitable beef production. Small
herds of Holstelns and Jerseys have
also heen added to the list of breeds
maintained so that representatives of
all the better known dairy breeds of
cattle kept in Canada, are now to
be found at the Central Experimental
By these additions to the staff, etc..
It is hoped that, valuable work will
he done along all lines of agriculture of interest and value to the
fanner generally. It was found that
the work of the experimental farms
had In many cases in recent years
been rather neglected. Barns and
property had been allowed to get
out of repair and the work of the
farmers has been hampered by lark
of facilities. The- farms were In
many cases not of any vital value
to agriculturists, and particularly to
local farmers to whom they should
be an Inspiration. For example, It
was found that there was an experimental farm at Lacomhe, Alta., In
the heart of the cattle country, Yet
for lack of facilities, and through the
small area of the farm, live stock
was practically neglected. Mr. Burrell has secured an additional tract
of land'and from now on the necessary aids will be given to live stock
The buildings at the Kentvillc.
Nova Scotia farm, are In the course
of construction, and much good work
has been done under the superintendence of W. S. Blair, formerly
professor of agriculture at Macdonald
ray mare in foal (1750*1
lbs.); sorrel mare, black mare, bay
horse, 3 two-year-old fillies and
geldings, one yearling gelding, 2
sucking" colts, 2 dairy cows in full
milk, 2 two-year-old heifers, 2
calves, 1 fat sow, 8 store pigs, 100
chickens, 100 tons of mangel-wurzel,
binder, mower, hay tedder, hay rake,
3 wagons, plows, harrows, seed drill,
sets of harness, platform scales,
separator, dairy utensils, tools, etc.,
MR. H: N. RICH has received instructions from Mr. James Mason,
who has rented his farm, to sell
by AUCTION on the premises,
GULFSIDE, (3 miles south of Ladner)  on
Thursday, November 21st
at 11 o'clock.
Luncheon will be provided.
TERMS; $50.00 and under spot
cash, over that amount cash or approved notes at nine monthB. with
interest  at   8   per  cent,  per  annum.
Auction offices:  Ladner, B.C.
The White Store
Dare you miss this opportunity?
Specia], for one week only, Royal
Household or Famous Robin Hood
Flour at $6.75 a Barrel.
Get your supply for the Winter
NOW at Walters. Cash only; no
Flour charged at this price.
Delta Hotel.
O.  Bowker, Burnaby  Lake.
Frank Kiehner, Burnaliy Lake.
W.   W.   Birch,   Vancouver.
Dr.   H,   R.   Hope,   New   Westminster.
��� Wm. Lea, Vancouver.
John Lea. Vancouver.
H.   K.  Wright.  Vancouver.
ES.   Howion,   Vancouver.
J.   R.  Sigmore,  Fort  George.
Beginning September 1.
Via Steveston and
8.S.    "NEW    DELTA"
To Vancouver and Xew Westminster.
Week Days.
Leaves Ladner���8:30 a.m. and 3:30
Leaves Steveston on arrival of car
leaving Granville street, Vancouver, station at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. New Westminster passengers
will take car leaving at 8:00 a.m.
and 3:00 p.m. for Eburne car, tp
connect witb tbe boat.
TORONTO, Nov. 13.���Rev. Prof.
Wm. R. Clarke died yesterchiy at his
residence, 53 Beverley street, after
a long illness. For 25 years he was
a member of the faculty of Trinity
University, Toronto, retiring from it
four years ago. lie was in his 80th
STOCK AND EFFECTS, comprising:
Gray mare, ten years old. 1600
lbs.; brown mare, five years, 1450
lbs.; bay mare, nine years, 1150 lbs.;
brown horse, five years, 1600 lbs.;
three dozen chickens; four hives of
bees; hinder; two Bain wagons;
democrat; buggy; roller; sots of
harrows; three plows; sulky plow;
gravel boxes; hay rack; cultivator; seed drill; hay fork; cable
and blocks; sets of heavy and light
harness; separator; milk cans;
potato sorter; pit of seed potatoes;
heater; perfect pantry; fork, spades,
shovels and tools, which Mr. II. N,
RICH has received Instructions from
Mr. John Simpson, who has 3old his
farm, to sell by auction, on the premises, Fairview road, one mile south
of I.adner,  on
Tuesday,  November, 26th
ill   _*  o'clock.
Auction Offices, Ladner- B.O,
I..Miner Hotel.
\rthiir  Loviek,   Vancouver,
E.   Hall,   Vancouver.
Louis Cattail,   Xew Westminster.
George   Turnbull,   New   Westminster.
B.   Catherwood,   Hatzic.
0,  Kenworlhy,   North   Vancou-
Saurer,   Ladner.
college. The land for a new experimental farm has been acquired at
Fredcrlcton, N.B.. and the preliminary work has been outlined. Tho
necessary buildings have been constructed at the Inverraere Farm In
the "kootenay district, and useful
work along all lines will be carried on.
J. Pf Hyde was painfully injured
at the Morrison mill while operating
a small band saw Monday afternoon.
The saw broke and struck the back
of his hand cutting an ugly gash.
Several stitches were required in
dressing the wound but the injury
will not cripple him permanently.
J. C. Shawver has just completed
a bam for Fred Tarte at Pleasant
Valley. The structure is 36 x 64
feet with 20-foot posts, and is constructed on the Shawver system of
plank frame, no timbers being used
in building it and the interior being
free from any cross beams. Mr.
Shawver has started work on a barn
30 x 48 feet for J. W. Selmoars on
Dakota Creek.
For   Coal   or   Wood
Handsome design. r'ull nickel
trimmings, with rsh pan and non-
clinkcr grate, Prices $3 SO, $9.0(7,
$10.00, $11.0*,  $13.30, $14.00.
Wood Heaters
$2.25 up to $15.00
'������       ��� Y
. i i-ft
Again After Outlaw.
MONTESANO, Nov. 14.���John
Tornow, the outlaw of the Wynoche,
is once more the object of a hunt
by the sheriff's office. News came
to this city Sunday that, traces ot
Tornow had been seen near the
Schlatscke place, on tbe upper Sat-
aop, where be had killed one of the
rancher's cows and was curing the
meat. His camp was found Ip an
old tree that had been hollowed out,
and in it, were found pieces of ttie
meat, some potatoes, apples and
other provisions besides the rifle
that was taken from the dead body
of Deputy Sheriff Elmer when he
���was killed early this year.
Cow Men Return.
ELLENSBURG, Nov. 14.���That
the Kittitas valley Is coming back to
its former position as the leading
dairy and cattle section of the state
is shown by the cattle men of the
country adding to their herds as
fast as stock can be shipped ln from
other sections of the country.
Contest Elections.
TACOMA, Nov. 14.���Contests for
at least six county offices and two,
and probably mor.e, legislative offices, will be begun In the Superior
Court next week, Deputy Prosecuting
Attorney George B. Thompson announced today. It is expected that
the recount will show at least 1000
votes difference In the result on justice!* of the peace, constable and
State Tepresfintat!"eB.
Lumber Shipments.
SEATTLE, Nov. 14.���With a cargo
Of 1.000.000 feet of lumber loaded
at the Schwager-Nettleton mill, the
schooner Forest Home was towed to
Bea yesterday to begin her voyagte
for San Diego. The schoner Transit is also loading at Schwager-Nettleton mill and will complete a cargo
Ut 800,000 feet for San Francisco in
a few days.
Whatcom County Dry.
BELLINGHAM, Nov.   9.���Returns
from thirty-three precincts throughout  the  county  where  local    option
elections   were  held   show  that   the
rural section of Whatcom County de-
Blres a  rondltion  of drouth to exist
even  more  decisively  than  does  the
city of  Bellingham.     In  the  thirty*
, three proclncts reported  2984    persons desired the territory to remcin
dry.   while   1433   wished     to     have
liquor Bold in the county.
Salmon Statistics.
SEATTLE, Nov.  11.���While    the
season's fishing is not quite completed, the salmon pack for Puget Sound
this  season   will   approximate   396,-
000 cases, as shown In a preliminary
report prepared  Saturday  by W.  I.
Crawford, secretary  of   the      Puget
Sound Salmon Canners' Association.
The report will not be complete until the clean-up of the chums is effected.    The pack so far- as known
Ib as follows: Springs, 20.000 cases;
sockeyes,    180,000    cases;     cohoes,
150.000 cases; chums, 45,000 cases;
humpbacks, 1000 cases. Total, 396,-
000 cases.
SEATTLE, Nov. 12.���That the
commercial revival of the past few
months will suffer nothing by the
election of Woodrow Wilson, Is the
significant feature indicated in the
purchase of 100,000.000 feet of
Northwest lumber by three leading
car Duuuing companies within tne
past few days. As the cars cosld
not be built In time for handling this
year's crop, the purciiase makes for
the belief that these big companies
expect continued activity In busl-
nena conditions throughout the
country. The lumber ordered ,vas
distributed as follows:
* American Car Foundry Company. I
40.000.000; Canadian Car Foundry;
Company, 20,000,000; Pullman Car
Company, 40.000,000. Gray's Harbor lumbermen got the bulk of the
SEATTLE, Nov, 14.���Scouting the
charge that the Union strikers at
the Ronton coal mines have any intension to resort to dynamite, T. W,
Bnssell, presldenl of district No. 10,
of the United Mine Workers, today
Issued a statement In which he left
a veiled Inference thai If any dynamite was discovered lt was planted
for the purpose of discrediting the
union, lie emphatically denied that
thc union countenances any acts of
violence. The strikers are fighting
for union recognition and for wage
National (.rnngo.
BPOKANB, Nov. 14. -Delegates
gathered here Tuesday to attend the
SEATTLE, Nov. 13, -A 70-mile
southeast gale drovo a number of
mr-tiii*-"- vessels tn sh ������>*(���- for refuge
last night. At six o'clock tho government station at Tatoosh Island
reported !>y wireless the falling or
th.* barometer lo -9r"62. The telegraph wires had gone down during
the afternoon.
Th.- steamer Cornelia Cook, tow-
It*   two  SCOWS  ot  coal   went  ashore
Si   Porl   T iv/nsend.       The  freighter
Samson     had     to   return     to     Port
Townst-Mld.     The   storm   also   forced ���
back  the     A. '',. Lindsay    to Safety'
Cove.   Clarence  Straits,    before  re-
snmins the trln to Delllngham. Thej
Mariposa,  on  her way from  Prince;
Will8m   Sound   porta   to  Seattle  re-
ported   by     wireless     that     she   Is]
IB-thing headway    in  ppite    of the I
Ft"r*n. The steamer Bnckman which
lcli Seattle for Ban  Francisco Monday morning reported slow progress". I
Twelve Days' Storm,
ABERDEEN,    Wash.,  Nov.     13���
Logging  and shipping operations are!
soi-rv, li .:    '   ti!(i*-|i -,-i-d   to-lay   :is  thei
rcnii of the 12 days' storm that bar. ]
lue*'  *    in" here     (Ire.-it slides rlarn-l
aged  the North  river branch of the)
Or--, n*,.  Washington  Railroad    and
N  ������'.��� -.-t'nn   Company,   1'iid   it  will  be
somp  time before these can  be re-
mov< i
*_%( line WM a new one and the
ptor'* i have Kreatly delayed the in-
an-rnra'Ion of train service. Many
epplp crops are ruined, full ploughing ls Impossible and the bar Is so
row-b Hint li |i a positive danger to
all characters of navigation.
Home Course
Road Making
V.���Basic Principles   of
Road Administration.
Director Office of Public Roads,
United States Department
of Agriculture.
Copyright by American Press Association. 1912.
THE roads of the United States
are worse than the roads of
any other civilized country on
the face of the globe, and our
systems of road adminlstratiou are for
tbe most part extravagantly wasteful
and totally inefficient and inadequate.
Until within the post few years the
policy of extreme localization prevail-
."h-    5:."-���*-*���    mmtdr   for   Couchs   and  Colds
"*_'..-.*.  i../.;--   to   httle   and does   bo much I'
I'D 11? A OOMl'liTI-NT ������HUHWAV KSOI-
ed lu nil the states in the administration of the public roads, aud today this
policy prevails iu a great majority of
the states. It places upon the county
and lu most cases upon the rond districts or townships the entire burden
of constructing and maintaining roads
and leaves to It tbe initiative as weli
as the final determination as to the policy which shall be pursued ln carrying
on the work.
Our road laws for tho most part do
not contemplate the necessity for skill
ed supervision In road work; hence
most of the work is done under the
direction of men who have no knowledge of road br.lkiing and who have
ouly a patorttig Interest lu it. This is a
situation which Is truly amazing, for
skilled supervision ls demanded in
practically every line of work. To tbe
(ruined road builder it Is evident that
no more prolific source of waste can
be found than In un-il*llled supervision
There are. Including county and
township officials* ait least a hundred
thousand road officials ln the United
States, each exorcising n practical!?
Independent autiinrit.v. Can we ex
pect efficiency In an army in which
Oil nre otlicern and none is the rank
nnd file?
In nearly every public or private OP
terprise some nieivaire of s!;'ll Is re i
ei 'red of the men who nre ei-pct-tM li
entry on tbe woru w en a i ;;ildi*>,
is to be erected a number <>* nen. oat!
sUllled in bis own craft, .-in- e;-ipl*v
ci. Cue d<ies not llud the* Ihii Oil'.)
is employed because be need/* the do'"1
ey and tli.it one because he Is a good
fellow and the other because be bas
political Influence, bul because he Is h
skilled carpenter, competent i>r' -May-
e;-, a trained nnd capable pointer, etc..
throughout tbe entire tr-insnrli ..i
Tl e (ivii service <>f the Pnl ������'��� Stnros
is iiinde up of people selected after ex
nmlnntton, Our public schools ere In
charge of teachers who bnvp been
nwnrtied certificates after proper pre
lir.iinnry lr.*iI iln.��� attd MEumla_-lott,
Is it not surprising, therefore, thai
ire in--- wl'.lln * i i intrns! the e: ��������� idl
tin-- of fi 10.000.000 I I rjflrtil.v iii the
iiiilidi:!-.' and enro of out' hublic roods
no essential to our welfare ur.-! even
our happiness to 100,000 men most of
���vlioni nre n.-'e fed wlthbttl nnv r gard
whatever for ibelr technical an.l prac
iic-'.i experience?
lu order to fi re skilled supervision
the teCbnlcj! tv lining ami exper!i -
of the hlj Invny engineer are nece* mr."
TS v-e is a popular Mr : :rrnt.tng li,
��otne sei tions thel en: '-.i ors nre not
,- i-.ential tc rn id i:; pr vei n nl This
however, tea very err   te u    fipfl   Ar
��� r,   t!.v   re-- ���::   of   h  i   I������  '
i u iv'i ,' ���<-. chn :- - are the o is-esl
grade (or n rondtvoy con ��������� .* \*. Ith
���he trnflie for which It is de ' ( d, B;
r*etermining tbe drainage areas bo Is
able to compete tbe propel size for
culverts, be is able to design the
bridges to suit the needs of traffic to
estimate the quantities and cost of mi-
terlals, select proper road building inn
lerials and prepare plans and estimates Furthermore, he stands be-
iwcen the community nud the contractor nnd ls able to give lmimrtlnl
Justice to both.
There la one element in American
j road administration which ls universally con<4ded to bo the very acme of In-
| efficiency���ninety, statute labor and
the working out of property taxes.
.Men who work out their tax do it
grudgingly tiecause they think they
are being imposed upon. They do it
poorly because It Is a work which they
know but little about. They render the
least possible amount of service because It seems to be tbe general understanding that the object of the
statute laborer should be to shirk work
rather than to perform lt. There is
scarcely any attempt nt discipline, and
It 16 obvious that discipline with such
nn assemblage of workmen would be
Many of the states provide for working out the property rond tax. end this
has grown to be nn even greater source
of weakness than statute labor, for ln
1904 about $26,500,000 of the property
tax wu3 paid ln labor, or, iu other
words, was practically wasted.
Opposition on the part of ultra conservatives to the general Improvement
of the puhllc roads is frequently based
on the belief that the advocates of
road improvement contemplate surfacing with hard material the entire
2,000,000 miles of earth road In the
United States. They point to the fact
that to macadamize 2,000,000 miles at
$5,000 per mile would cost $10,000,000,-
000. That this Is a mistaken view of
the subject can be easily demonstrated. When all the roads of the country
are classified according to traffic requirements it will result ln the elimination of many thousands of miles of
totally unnecessary road aud of many
more thousands of miles by relocation,
straightening of curves and various
other expedients.
Careful Investigations have been carried on ln various parts of the country
which prove that about 20 per cent of
the roads accommodate about 90 per
cent of tbe t raffle, so that if the roads
are to be improved In such a way as
to do the greatest good to the greatest number lt will be necessary to improve only about one-fifth of tho total
mileage with stone and other hard materials, leaving the rest to be taken
care of as earth roads.
The whole subject of road Improvement in tbe United States i.s now passing through a transitory stage. We are
striving not only to meet the new
conditions of truffle with new forms
of construction, but our various state
legislatures are actively engaged ln
endeavoring to meet the demand for
roud Improvement by the enactment of
suitable legislation and by the appropriation of the necessary t'v.nds.
We have tried many expedients ln
the adminlstratiou of our public roads,
among them tbe toll road system, which
Involves private control over a public
utility. This ls manifestly unsound in
a public enterprise, nnd it is a source
of gratification that the toll road system has been largely abandoned.
Even in the states which have followed a progressive policy during the
last few years most of the roads are
atill under local control. Year by yenr
we have been frittering away our millions maintaining the roads ln their
primitive condition until the yearly
tribute of road taxes in tbe United
States now amounts to over $140,000,-
000 nnd our p.tty road officinls bave
grown to an army more than 100,000
strong. The incompetence of a large
number of c-ffi'i lais Is more difficult to
remedy than the Incompetence of a single Official, It Is manifestly Impossible
for o district or township with limited
revenues to secure the assistance, ad
vice and supervision of u high grade
engineer, whereas iu a centralized system the cost Is so widely distributed
ns to impose but u slight burdeu on
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Murderer   of   Premier  Cannlejas   Is
Still Alive���Police .Conceal
MADRID, Nov .13.���All Spain ls
lu a fever of excitement today over
the fate of Manuel Pardlnas Zar-
rate. the 28 year old anarchist, who
yesterday assassinated Premier Jose
Canalejas as the latter was 'entering
the office of the ministry of the interior. Although the assassin turned the revolver on himself and fired
a bullet Into his head, it failed Lo
strike a vital spot. Absolute confirmation of this fact was secured today, but the condition and whereabouts of the anarchist are zealously
guarded by the Madrid police.
The authorities today directed
their efforts ln seeking the original
of a photograph of a beautiful girl
found in Zarrate's effects. It bore
this inscription "To my unforgetful
Manuel." The police suspect the girl
is a member of Zarrate's anarchistic
A memorandum book, containing
mysterious hieroglyphics also was
found ln Zarrate's pocket. Experts
today attempted to decipher the co-le
but failed.
Eye witnesses to the murder as-
pert that Zarrate has an accompl'ce
but that he disappeared In the crowd
immediately after the shooting. This
man stood to the right of the assassin, lt ls declared when the shots
were fired. A police inspector was
the first to reach Canalejas. "What
ls this, Senor Canalejas?" he asltad.
"This wretch has killed mo," the
premier answered.   Then he expired.
VICTORIA, Nov. 14.���A longdistance telephone message to the
Provincial Police yesterday afternoon told of the suicide at the plant
of the Portland Cement Company
at Saantch Arm of one of the employees, a Scotchman, who cut his
throat with a razor. The body will
be brought to the city and an Inquest
THIS    HOAD    V.MS    KKPA'l.tKD    UNDKIt   TBI
ea<*h of the smaller units. In tbe purchase of Supplies and equipment n
birge saving can be effected by centralization, while in the reduction of
personnel etui In standardization of
methods and equipment still greater
economy results. !t cannot fall to Impress every thinking man (hit n system of extreme localization will menu
an entirely unnecessary multitude of
o-fldnls ant! regular and 111 directed
road Improvement
it is upphnnil tbat tbe smallest unli
for effective control In the administration of rond affairs is the state, .although excellent results have been obtained under county systems where nil
the roads are plac --i uudur the Juried.-
non of n competent and skilled hl-.*ii
way enelneer or superlriteni-eiit,
our highway dej irtments. both cou'i
ty i'ihI staic. should he entirely fre
nnd awny from political Influences
All ;o,'.ii wu;-!; i bould be placed in the
bands of trii-.c1 .ml experienced road
builders! nnd al) v nd taxes should ie
paid In ci.sii. Road offl**laI* and carr
tai;i r* should b :'���*' seiV, lenl compensn
Hon to justify tbem iu devoting thei.'
entire Itno "nd attention to the work
t'liiii-r such a system [iroperly admin
Istereil It will b? possible to secure a
dollar's woi*h of work for every dollar
expended. \-i"**ii is certainly not tb"
case at the present time, except where
this plan bas  .;ready been adopted.
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.SO p.m.; Wednesday
evening. Litany at 8.30. Rev. C. C.
Hoyle,  M.A.,  vicar.
Baptist Church.
Pantor, Rev. C< R. Blunden.
Ladner���-Sunday school, 11 a.m.;
evening se-rvice, 7.30 p.m.; prayer
meeting, Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.; missionary meeting every first Wednesday under the auspices of the Ladles'
Crescent Island���Sunday school, 2
p.m.; service, 3 p.m.; singing practice end Dlblo reading, Tuesday, 7.30
Gulfside Schoollio'jsc���Union Sunday school, 2  p.m.;  singing practice
and Gospel service, Friday, 7.30.
Church rervlces will be held every
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday, November 14, 1909: Parochial
muBs at 10.30 a.m.; Sunday school,
2 p.m.; evening devotion, 3 p.m.;
low mass the following Monday, 6
a.m. K. Kieiitz, D.L., parish priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11
a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; class meeting,
after the morning service every Sunday; Sabbath school at in a.m. every
Sunday; Epworth League every evening at. 8 o'clock. Rev. C, Wellesley
Whittaker,  pastor.
Kt. 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 2.30 p.m.
Rev. J.  .1.   Hastie.  minister.     ^^|
i Fraser River there are splendid siteB
for industries.
Board of Trade���President, T. E.
' Ladner; secretary, W. J. Lanning.
!     Justices of the Peace���H. D. Ben-
I son, H. J. Kirkland, J.  B. Burr, J.
i McKee.
Police Magistrate���J. McKee.
Coroners���Dr. A. A. King and Dr.
J. Kerr Wilson.
Medical Health Officer���Dr. A. A.
School    Board  ��� Chairman,     S.
Wright;  T. Robertson, A. deR. Taylor, J. McCallum, W. R. Ellis.    Sec-
I retary, N. A. McDiarmid.
!     Farmers'  Institute���President,  T.
| Hume;   secretary, N.  A.  McDiarmid.
Delta   Farmers'   Game   Protective
j Association���President,   Wm.   Kirkland, secretary, A. deR. Taylor.
Delta Agricultural Society���-Presl-
| dent, H. J. Hutcherson; secretary, A.
I deR.  Taylor.
Member of Parliament���J. D. Tay-
I lor. New Westminster.
Member of Local Legislature���F.
I J. MacKenzle, New Westminster.
!     Boat    Sailings���S.S.    New    Delta
I leaves Ladner every day for Steves-
1 ton at 8.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m, connecting with the B.C.E.R. for Vancouver and New Westminster.    Returning, leaves Steveston about 9.30
; a.m.   and   4.30   p.m.,   on   arrival   of
i B.C.E.R. cars.    S.S. Transfer leaves
for  New  Westminster  dally,   except
Sundays,  at 7  a.m.,   and  returning,
leaves New Westminster at  2  p.m.,
reaching Ladner at 5.30 p.m.
Railways���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon dally for New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.; returning, leaves Vancouver at 2.30
p.m., reaching Port Guichon about
7.30 p.m.
Lulu Island Branch, E. Stirling, superintendent; Vancouver to
Eburne and Steveston���Cars leave
Granville Street Depot (at north end
of bridge over False Creek) at 6.30
a.m. and hourly until 10.30 p.m.
Special car for Eburne at 6.00 a.m.
Cars leave Steveston at 6.30 a.m.
and hourly until 10.30 p.m. Sunday
service���First car leaves either terminus at 8.30 a.m.; hourly service
thereafter until 10.30 p.m.
Post Office���Hours 8 a.m. to 7
p.m. Mail for Vancouver closes at
3 p.m.; for New Westminster and
up-river points, at 6.30 a.m.; closed
all day Sunday,
Municipal Council meets In the
Municipal Hall, Ladner, on the 2nd
and 4th Saturdays in each month
at 2 p.m.
Following are the names of the
Reeve���H. D. Benson.
Councillors���C.     Brown,     George
Dennis,  W.   A.  Kirkland,   H.   Lewis.
A. D. Paterson.
Ttfakes a Specialty
Any corrections In above names or
times should be sent to the office
of the Delta Times, Ladner, B.C. .
Delta municipality Is situated at
the mouth of tbe Fraser River In
the finest agricultural dlntrict In B.C.
The chief Interests In tbe Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture, market gardening, sheep and horse
breeding. There are also salmon
canneries in the Delta municipality.
There are shipping facilities by rail
and boat to the markets of Canada
and the United States. The crop
yield ls the largest per acre
ln Canada, and the sheep and horses
bred are the finest In British Columbia.    Along  the  south  bank  ot the
bt I   JttU.WIIJMft1 H .iJil^
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al-
bsrta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a >ortlon of
the Province of BritUh Co1u.nl>la, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an snn-ial rental of ft nn
ante. Not more than i.btt acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application foi a lease must be
made by the applicant ln puraon to
thf Agent or flub-A-cunt ol in* district In which the rights app'iad for
��re situated.
In survej-e*! terrltnry the lunl must
be descr-foed by seetlons, or iesal nub-
divisions ef section*, and In uimur-
veytd territory the tract applied for
shall he staked out by the applicant
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be
refunded If the rights applied for are
not available but not otherwise. A
royalty ��hall be paid on the merchantable output of the mme at tbe rate
of Ave cents per ton.
The person operating the mln6 shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined end pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not hi Ing operated, such
return* should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will Ineli de the coal mtn-
ln*; rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to pure lase whatever
available surface rights ma.' be considered ne-oeseary for the wornlng of
thp mine at the rate of $10.no an
For full Information application
shoul-l be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Avnt of
Dominion  Lands.
Deputy Minister of the IntarlOT.
N.B.���Unauthorised publication of
this advertisement will not be pilJ fer.
fob ana
abetter heads
{Bills of
Call and See Samples
The Delta Times Is published ev-tty
Saturday frets* the Ttsnes Bo-idi**
Udder. B.C. J. D. Tavtsr. *���*-"���-


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