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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Annual Meeting Held and Officers Are
Elected  for 1912���Plim  for
Transportation Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Ladner
Board of Trade, which was held on
Monday last, was well attended, the
Board of Trade room being well tilled.
The m.st important item of business
was the election of officers, which
resulted as follows:
Hon. president, Reeve Oliver; hon.
vice-president, l>. B. Grant; president,
it. E. Kittson; secretary-treasurer,
W, J. Lanning; chairman of agriculture, roads and bridges committee, A.
J. Parmltter; Navigation ami Transportation committee, G. W. Brewster;
Commerce and industry, II. J. Kirkland; Membership, James McCallum;
Finance and Publicity, E. T. Culvert;
Legislation,  II.  J.I Hutcherson.
Aa a sequel to the meeting which
was recently held In conjunction with
th6 memibers of the New Westminster, Board of Trade to discuss the
question of transportation facilities,
a meeting will be held In the Vancouver Board of Trade rooms, on
Tuesday, March 19. at ** o'clock. It
is expected that representatives from
the Lelta, New* Westminster, Vancouver, South Vancouver and itichmond
boar-Is of trade will.be on hanj and
a full discussion of the question will
take place.
' Delta will be represented by. Messrs.
Christopherson, H. J. Hutcherson, and
J\ _). Ladner. There was a considerable amount of debate on tiie transportation question and the opinion of
the meeting was that the building
of the proposed bridge was of the
tirst importance to 'the Delta. Vancouver was only twelve miles from
Ladner on a straight line, but the
present route occasioned the traveller
to go 2- miles in covering that dis;
tame. The present freight charge ph
the G.N.iit. was for 43 miles, and
shipment by water made it necessary
to handle the produce twice. The
people of the East Delta district expressed thtmselves as being more desirous for tram connection with the
Koyal City.
Mr. Hutcherson said that If Delta
did her share towards the building
of the bridge, Vancouver would fall
in line and do all possible to help
in securing the proposed transportation facilities. die was also satisfied
that assistance could be secuded from
both the Dominion and Provincial
governments. As regards railways, he
thought they should not be all-wed to
monopolize the ust of any bridge
���which might be constructed.
Councillor   Brown   brought   up   the
Question  of poor mall  service at the
Delta post oftlce.    Dr.  Taylor, of the
Ladner   post   office,   ��ated   that   the
! trouble   was   that   the   remuneration
- was so small that nobody apparently
I wanted to be bothered with it.
The secretary-treasurer presented
his financial statement, which showed
cash on hand, $11.50; cash in the
bank,   $5.10.   *
A. Result of C'liiiaiimii's Carelessness
D. IJ. (.runt's House Narrowly
Escup* ������* Destruction.
Fire brok�� out on Wednesday evening In D. B. Grant's house, and only
prompt action and willing hand- saved
the handsome residence from destruction. The blaze started In the room
off the woodshed occupied """by the
Chinaman and according to reports
the trouble arose from the Chinaman
upsetting a coal oil tamp and allowing the burning oil to Ignite articles
In the room.
Every man in the Delta Hotel,
headed by the proprietor, turned out
In good time, and the fact that Mr.
Grant had a large water tank full
of rain water at the rear of his house,
saved the situation, from the water
works there was not the slightest
pressure, ami while getting a pailful,
the building would have had lots of
time to burn down. Not that It mattered so very much, for had there
been an abundance of hydrant pressure, there is not a foot of hose in
town for the purpose of pyttlng on
water. For a while it looked as
though It would be Impossible to hold
down the blaze, but persistence accomplished it eventually.
A watchman was engaged to keep
an eye on the place till morning, In
case of the blaze breasting out afresh.
Mr. Wi W. Foster Addresses Progress
Club of Vancouver on Live Topic
of Buy.
VANCOUVER, March 14.���Mr. W.
W. Foster, Deputy Minister-of Public'
Works for the province, was the guest
Of honor at the luncheon of the Pro-
grass club yesterday, when there was
a representative gathering of business
men of the city and neighboring'
municipalities. The feature of the af- [
fair was an address on the highways
of British Columbia, delivered by the \
Deputy Minister, ln which he spoke
of the thoroughness with which the
question of road construction had been
taken up by the provincial government in the past few years, but more
particularly last year, which, however,
would be eclipsed by the appropriations for the present year, amounting
to more than $5,000,000. The programme laid out by the provincial
government supplemented by aid from
the federal government, would include
700 miles of new roads In the province. Mr. Foster emphasized the necessity of good ro3d- as the-first-essential ln the development of the province, and expressed his appreciation
of the efforts of the Progress Club to
i this end.
Among other speakers were Mr. W.
J. Kerr, New Westminster, president of
the Canadian Highway Association,
Mr. P. W. LUce, secretary of that organization; Alderman Baxter, Reeve
Kerr, of South Vancouver; Mayor
McNeish, of North Vancouver, and
Alderman MoBcath.
Council   Receives Petition  for Municipal   Hall���Will   Submit  By.
law to People.
At the council meeting on Saturday last, a bill was received from the
Royal Columbian Hospital for treatment of a man named Peter Kerr,
purportjng to come as a charity patient fro,m this municipality. As the
council had never heard of the man
before, they naturally declined to pay
the bill. A petition was received asking for the erection or a municipal
hall, and the Reeve was authorized
to have a bylaw prepared for submission to  the ratepayers.
A communication was received
from Mr. F. J. MacKenzie, stating
that the government had placed on
the estimates for the earning year,
the sum of ten thousand dollars to
be expended on the Ladner Trunk
ltoad. , 4
J. P. Williams wrote objecting to
his tax bill. The clerk was instructed
to reply.
|R. W. McKee and others wrote
petitioning for drainage in East
Delta. The matter was placed In
the hands of the Reeve and Councillor Brown, to secure the services
of an engineer and report.
An application from the Agricultural Society for the usual grant of
three hundred dollars to that Institution   was   received  and   granted-.
A petition was received from J.
Nelson and others for improved
drainage on the G.B. Main Road,
whlcii was laid over till next meeting.
in connection with the communication of J. Gunderson at the last meeting of the council, wllh reference to
the purchase of a cemeterj site at
Annievllle, the council agreed to buy
from Mr. Gunderson a couple of
acres for that purpose.
The usual grist o_ accounts werc-
ordered paid and the council adjourned.
Conservatives    Throughout    Province ' Remains  of  Robert  -lursliull  Recov
Receive Enclorsutlon  of Their
ered  from  Fraser After  S|x
Wcek's   Immersion.
VICTORIA, B. C, March 13.���-The
local police authorities have been notified that the body of Mr. John F.
George, who died l.n Seattle on January 31 last, is still being ihel'd ait the
undertaking rooms -of B-utterworth &
Sons, Seattle, awaiting knowledge of
two sons, one of whom ls believed to
live ln Victoria and the other in Vancouver or Nanaimo. They are re-
qiiestad  to communicate with Seaittle.
VICTORIA, B, C, March 13.���Aldermen Porter ami Baker with the
mayor .will represent the city oil the
hoard of the B. C. Agricultural Asso-
cialion and Aldermen Okell and
Oiefjson with the mayor will be on
the executive of the Vancouver Island Development League. These appointment*- were -made by .Mayor
fieckwith last evening, he being a
member  by virtue  of  his  office.
... <w
Mr. J. N. Tarker, of the firm of
Parker and Forster, will make
E-urne his home, having leased the
house lately occupied by Councillor
Clngston, on Fourth street.
The ner reservoir with a capacity
of three million gallons, that was
started last year, is just about completed. The mains in both the Eburne
and Kerrls_lale sections of Point Grey
are all laid with the exception of a
few short streets which have just
been  opened "up.
There Is one* little lady in Eburne
who will not have a birthday for
four years. She Is the little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. Fowler, of Sea
Island, and is a winner of one of
the silver mugs which the "Saturday
Sunset" offers to all who put in a
Iirst appearance on that very exclusive jay,  the 29th of "february.
AVater Was turned into the main at
Strathcona and certain sections of
Kerrisdale for the first time this week.
For several weeks the staff of the
water works department has been
busy intsalling connections with the
Point Grey water mains to the houses
of   the   applicants.
The   Ea.terbrook   Milling  Company
has again  resumed  work,  having for
the   Past   -'ix   weeks   been   dismantled
while   the   rollers   of   the   Hour   mill
I were being reground.
".He <-t..n-t .tut. of the new Hopper block, just completed, was rented
this week by Mr. A. D. Cornett. The
store has already been equipped with
fixtures and will be opened at once
with a stock of gent's furnishings.
'Mr. E. J. Barnes, late of Swift
Canadian Company, at Eburne, has
opened up a new butcher shop at
Eburne. Mr. Barnes has been in and
about Eburne for the last twenty
years. The new premises are in the
Hopper Hlock at the corner of Griggs
street and Fourth avenue.
-Messrs. Gordon & Son. Eburne's
pioneer hardware firm, are preparing
to remove their new quarters about
the middle of the present month.
The new building, which is being built
for them', was laid *>ut by Mr. W. it.
Hamma for the express purpoaf Ot
handling their stock, which in the
new building'will include home furnishings.
fiber    Thomas,    one    of    I'_burne's
home  hoys, and  son of T. Thomas, of
l-.burne,   suffered   probably   the   worst
misfortune that can happen to a young
man. when he caught his right arm in
the planer on which he was working,
crushing  and   mangling  it  so  that  it
had to  be amputated at the shoulder.
���The   strangest   part   of   the   accident
|ls that no  one else In  the mill saw
| it occur.    In  tjie planing mill of the
j Eburne   Saw   Mills,   there   are   some
j fifteen   or .twenty    hands    employed.
j The   machine* on   which   Thom:is   wns
I working,   was  the  one just   inside lhe
. mili   and   against   the   engine   bouse.
I He  was  working  with  A.   Sanderson,
I lirother    of    Robert   Sanderson,    the
| yard  boss, and  they \w-re just setting
the  machine fot a  fresh   run.
Mr. F. J. MacKenzie, Comenrative Candidate for Delta
According to despatches  from
various pOlnta, tin- following rim-
servnUve candidates are elected
by acclamation: Nanaimo, Mayor
Plaiita: Yule. Mr. Alex. Lucas:
The -stands, Hon.'A. K. MePhll-
lips, president or the Council:
Grand Forks. Mr. Frnest Miller:
Prince Itupert. Mr. Win. Manson:
Slocan, Mr. Hunter: Couielinn.
Mr. W*. H. Hay ward: Saank-h.
Mr. II. M. Eberts; Nelson, Sir. W.
R. MacLean.
Nomination throughout the province yesterday resulted in the return
of eight members of the House���two
of them Ministers, Hon. H. E. Young
and Hon. T. Taylor. Keturns to hand
Indicate that about 18 Liberals are
contesting seats and 16 Socialists. A
number of Independent candidates
are also in the field. Details of yesterday's nominations In constituencies
throughout the province���with one or
two exceptions due to non-arrival of
news���are as follows:
Dr. H. Esson Young, Cons, (acclamation),
Mr. J. G. C. Wood, Cons, (acclamation).
��� Cariboo (two members).
Mr. Callihan, Cons.
Major Fraser, Cons.
S.  A. Cawley, Cons,  (acclamation).
H. G. Parsons, Cons.
Harold  Foster,   Cons.-Ind.
iM. Manson, Cons.
W. W. Lefeaux, Soc.
H. Hayward, Cons.
Alex.  Herd,   Lib.
Thos.   Caven,   Cons,   (acclamation).
P.  J.  MacKenzie, Cons.
John Oliver,  Lib.
W. J. Manson, Cons.
Mr.   McNeice, Lib.
John  Jardlne,   Cons.
H. D. Helmcken, Cons.
R. H. Pooley, Cons.
iM. B.  Jackson, Lib.
G.   Oliver, Soc.
Hon. ,W. R.  Ross, Cons.
W.  Davidson,  Soc.
J. R. Jackson, Cons.
George Heatherton, Soc.
Grand Forks.
Ernest Miller, Cons,  (acclamation).
A. E. M.Philllps, Cons.
P. Winch. Ind.
J. P. Shaw, Coi.s.
N. F. Mackay, Cons, (acclamation).
Mark Eagleson, Cons.
William R.  MacLean, Cons.
H. Wright, Ind.
Arthur  llarrod,  Soc.
A.  E.  Planta,  Cons. .
Aid.  H.  Shepherd,  Lib.
J.  Place, Soc.
R.  B. Dier, Cons.
P. Williams, Soc.
New Westminster,
Thos.   Gifford,   Cons.
George  Kennedy, Lib.
Hon.  Price Ellison, Cons.
U.   P.  Stirling,  Soc.
Hon, Thos. Taylor, Cons,  (acclamation).
F. L. Carter-Cotton, Cons.
dteeve Weart, Lib.
L. A. Campbell, Cons.
L.   D.   Taylor,   Lib.
G. B. Casey,  Soc.
Hon. P. M. Eberts, Cons.
W. Noble, Lib.
I..   W.  Shatford.    Cons,
Mr.   Wm.   Manson,   Cons.
Aid. W.  II.  Montgomery, Lab.
Alex,  Manson, Lib.
Dr.  Clayton,  Ind.
Wm.  Hunter,  Cons.
Anthony Shiil.iml.  BOC,
Hon.  W. J.  Bowser, Cons.
A.  II.  I!.  Macgowan, Cons
c,. A. MoGulre, Cons,
H.  II.  Watson, Cons.
C,  E, Tlsdall, cons
Ralph Smith. Lib.
J.  N.  Ellis. Lib.
Alderman Enrlght. Lib.
Alderman Cameron, Lib.
M uc'wi 11 Sm-Itb. Lib.
W. Bennett, Soc.
J   Reid, Soc.
W. a. Pritchard, 8oc.
j. p.  Lord, Soc.
j.   McDonald, Soc.
S.  Grew.  End.
Victoria (i in*-n*i*i-i--).
Hon. l:.   McBride, Cons.
H.   B.  Thomson, Cons.
Fred  Davey,   Cons.
H.  F.  Behnson, Cons.
H.   Ci   Brewster. Lib.
U.   T.   Elliot,  Lit*.
v. Mldgley, .-* ���>-.
J. Perry, Ind.
Lucas, Cons. "*���
P.   McConnell. Lib.
J.   H.   Schofleld. Cons.
R.   P.   Pettipiece, Soc.
After being In the Fraser River
since Feb. 4. the body of the late
Robert Marshall was found in Ewen's
Slough on Thursday morning by a
fisherman named Anderson. The remains were badly decomposed, but
the clothing and contents of the
pockets   proved   Identity  conclusively.
The Jury heard the following wlt-
BSSSBa, W. LaForrest. J. Anderson,
Wm. Marshall and Mr. Stubbe, and
one point that was brought In the
evidence was that the launch carried
no lights. The story was that In
coming over from Steveston. and at
the entrance of Canoe Pass, the/deceased undertook to move across the
stern of the launch. He tripped over
a coil of rope and Stubbe, who caught
him by the arm, was dragged overboard, but succeeded in grabbing the
boat with the other hand. In the
confusion which followed the deceased
disappeared and was never seen again
The Jury's verdict was: "That the
said Robert Marshall came to his
death by accidental drowning, anil
that the jury present recommend that
all gasoline and other launches in the
waters of the Fraser River should
use and show customary and regular
The Jury w-as composed as follows:
Rev. C. C. Hoyle, foreman; W. Ansell,
E. Howard, J. Johnson, H. L. Wilson
and Coroner Dr. King.
The boxing exhibition given by the
Ladner Athletic Club on Friday evening, March the 8th, was a huge success and was attended by a very large
audience composed of gentlemen from
East Delta, Westham Island and Ladner, while Point Roberts was also
represented by a delegation of people
interested  in  athletic  work.
After witnessing five very clever
exhibitions by the younger members
of the club, the performance closed
with a contest between Dave Gunn,
of Boundary Bay, and Wm. Rickard,
trainer of the Club.
While Mr. Rickard proved to be
the best man, every one present appreciated the gameness of Mr. Gunn,
and were perfectly satisfied with his
efforts to produce an interest in the
'Hereafter the club rooms will be
open every Tuesday and Friday afternoon, at which time 'boys under the
age of 16 will have the use of all
apparatus and training by Mr. Rickard. iNo cost or fee will be charged
for this, and doubtless the boys of
the Delta will benefit by attending
these classes.
On Friday evening, March iilnd,
another exhibition will be given by
members of the club, and as there
will be ten bouts, a good time is anticipated.
The best local talent is being secured for this night and will be
judged by well-known local men.
Magistrate     Entrusts     -hair-man     of
School Board With the <ferriage
of His Own Warrant.
���"I will not put nn you the Indignity
of sending a policeman with you; you
can take the warrant yourself to the
County Court,'.' said Magistrate Mc-
Arthur in committing Mr. Spencer
Robinson, chairman of the Board of
Schoo! Trustees, for trial yesterday
morning. The councillor underwent
a preliminary hearing In the Police
Court on Saturday but Sis Worship
adjourned the formal committal till
yesterday. Mr. Robinson wjll eleel
for'a speedy trial and has arranged
for a personal bail of $2,000 and two
sureties  of  $1,00-0   each.
"I doubt if any judge In the city of
Vancouver has ever had any rase like
this come before him." remarked Hi-
Worship. "There is frequently a conflict of evidence between pr isecutlon
and defence, but in thjp case the two
principal prosecuting witnesses contradicted themselves in every particular. Had it not been for a eertaln
reason I would have dismissed the
case, but in view of that circumstance
I will send It up to a higher c mrt to
be thcre dismissed, as I am sure it
will be."
Pioneers In a Thriving Valley Section
show Approval of Conservative  Nominee.
GLEN VALLEY, March 11.���The
eastern section of Delta riding listened with appreciation to Mr. F. J.
MacKenzie. the Conservative candidate, last night, in the Glen Valley
school house, when he gave an account of his stewardship as a representative for the past two and a half
years, and explained at length tha
i-sncs of tho provincial campaign.
There was a good attendance and tha
speaker draw attention to the fact
that there were again before him
the old familiar faces. In spite of
".he passing years these faces seemed
as young in appearance as ever.
"These old pioneers of Glen Valley
never seem to grow old," Mr. MacKenzie added amid applause from tha
Referring   to   this  section    of   the
country  as  one  of   the  chosen  spots
of the valley, the Conservative candidate  said  that  ln  the   completion  of
the drainage scheme which was underway, they would have one of the most
productive    portions    0f    the   Fraser
Valley.    Then  taking  up  agricultural
matters)   Mr., MacKenzie  showed   that
Mr.  MciBride  is  alive   to   the  importance   and   needs   of   the   agricultural
industry in British Columbia, and tha
government have proved this by their
action in appointing a royal commission   to   investigate   agricultural   conditions;   and,   that   by   their   passing
large   sums  of  money   In   support  of
agricultural   exhibitions,   farmers'   Institutes and  the different farmers associations,  they were sincere in  their
desire to aid the farmers of the province  by every  means  in  their power.
Mr. MacKenzie, in taking up different   local   needs  as   regards     clearing
their   lands  and   the   difficulties   they
had labored under in tha past by being    prevented    from    burning    their
slashings and loggings, the assurance
of the government that their welfare
and   interests   in   this   respect   would
be    amply    protected   in   the   future.
Contrasting the present state of affairs
with the conditions that existed previous  to   the  time  when   he    becamo
their    representative,     he    reminded
them   that  while  the  previous  member supplied  them   with   nothing  but
speeches,   with  which   to   build   their
roads   and   bridges,   he   himself  had
induced  the government to give very
liberal    appropriations    towards    tho
construction    of   roads    and    bridges
throughout   their   municipality.       He
had   also,   he  assurtd   them,   given   to
their  affairs   the   same   care  and   attention as he would to his own private
business.    He was glad to be able to
state   that  every  pledge  and  promise
that  he   had  made  prior   to   the  last
election  had 'been  carried  out to the
last letter.    He assured  them  that  if
again  elected  as  their  representative
he   would   give   their   section   of   the
country the same careful attention as
he  had  ln  the past.
The electors showed by their heart}'
applause that they were in entire
sympathy with the record of tha
present government and were satisfied
with the work their member had accomplished  fer the riding.
'Mr. Wi G. McQuarriii, city solicitor
for New Westminster, who accompanied the candidate, was asked by
the chairman, Tom Ward, to open the
meeting, which he did in an aide and
logical address, dealing especially with
the railroad policy and the better
terms question. He closed his address by a tribute to the Conservative candidate. Mr. MacKenzie's success in pact, he attributed to the
fact that he possessed the confidence
of the government, and was thus able
to secure every consider-Jtlon for their
needs. By tlie exercise of that tact
and diplomacy for which he �� i- we I-
known, their member was always able
to gain the ear of the governm, at
and secure for his constituency large
appropriations, notwithstanding the
fact that they w^fe Incorporated as
a municipality, and by such Incorporation tln-y were entitled to collect
their  own   taxes and   build   their  own
roads. Mr. McQiiarrie assured them
that, without ib> question of s doubt,
the whole province would go Conservative, and that the Mcl'.ri I,- administration would be again administering the affairs of this province. It
behooved them to see tu it that their
member was returned with s larger
majority than- on the previous eli -
CHILLIWACK, March 9.���Mr. S. A.
Cawley, former member tor this riding; ;��� is unanimously n **mln ited as
the -talTdard bearer of th. Conservatives at a largely ittended and enthusiastic convention of the party here
this afternoon. No other name was
pis :ed in nomination. Twenty-seven
out of the twenty-tight local associations In the riding win represented,
Aberdeen aione failing to sen 1 dele-
gntes. Mr. Ja=. c. Robertson il Sumas, ln his capacity as president of the
Chilliwack District Conservative Association, occupied the chair Speeches
were made by the nominee, by Mayor
Waddington and by Pr. Swift of Abbotsford. Messrs. Tarwood of Huntingdon. W. I. Marsh of Ml Lehman,
O. R. Ash well and A. L. Co de, Chilliwack. were among these who also addressed the convention Tributes were
paid to Mr. Cawley as a zealous representative.
The dance on Tuesday nigh I under
pices     I   thi    Maple Leal   La-
r  isi     "���   i,  oi Wi sthflin   Island
a \, rc  enjoy ible Slfatr an*_   itti
about   40   couples.      The  dance  was
- rrle-M iWilli im
nery, and at ery posslb     il     itl n was
p ltd  to  the  provision  of - \ ery ��� >m-
fort   for   the   guests   of   the   evening.
Tin- Franklin orchestra, of \ tn :o
:    splen lid     music    and    the
dancing      as   kept   on   to   the   usual
time t ie i blowing morning.
The lunch might better be called a
B aq I t. and was provided
young ladies, of the district, Every
delicacy and daintj i as pr�� vlded, ind
ts des pr���ated a very flni 'wear-
ance. Westham Island enterl i
havo a most enviable reputation as
caterers, and on the occasion in question, they well lived up to their tradition. n
Mr. p, ,1. MacKenzie Holds n Successful Meeting nt Westham Island
���Electors Well Satisfied,
LADNER, March El���Mr. F. J,
MacKenzie, Conservative candidate
for Delta, held a campaign meeting al
Westham Island on Monday night, the
residents of thnt section turning out
in force aud tilling the school house.
Mr. Paul Swanson, one of the pioneers of the island and a land owner
.there, presided and expressed himself
as well satisfied with the past acts
and the present policy of the McBride
government. The audience showed
that to a man they were wholly In
sympathy with the present government's policy and that while it was
thirty-nine to three in the last election there was no doubt that the three
' opposition constituencies would bo
taken into camp on or before March
Mr. MacKenzle in an address which
was warmly received and heartily applauded, gave an account of his
Stewardship during uie two years
and a half he had represented Delta,
first discussing ai length the new
railway policy. Tile railway policy
of 1909 was, he said, being carried
out  to   ihe   letter  as  they   were   well
.aware anil notwithstanding that ths
Liberal party of the province declared  at   the  lime     that     il     was a  vole
catcher and would never materialise,
yet we had the work commenced before the time agreed on, and we will
have within tin- next two weeks trains
running into Hope. At the present
time the C. N, 11. payroll ln the province runs to one million dollars a
month showing conclusively that they
are determined to keep well within
the four corners of their agreement
with the government.
Mr. MacKenzie also took up the
timber policy of thc government, and
dwelt at some length on the new and
up-to-date manner in which the minister of lands is dealing with the
timber of British Columbia. It was
the intention of the government, he
said, to survey and cruise and valuate
the crown timber of this province, and
to take stock, as It were, of this
splendid asset and at opportune times
when required to place portions on
the market for sale by public auction. This is the government's answer to the criticism that the government is giving away all the timber of the province to speculators.
Touching upon the generous treatment this government gives to the
farmer by the way of aid to the agricultural industry, he showed that
while In year 1908-9 there was only
942,850 voted for agricultural purposes, thc government at the last
session appropriated the generous
sum of $284,260. Every branch of
the Industry was being encouraged,
and a great deal of money expended
along educational lines. Ninety-two
thousand dollars was thc grant to the
agricultural exhibitions of Delta riding. Sixty-five thousand was in aid
of farmers institutes throughout the
province, while the live stock association, the dairyman association, the
fruitgrowers association are generously aided by the government, $3000 being voted to extend their usefulness.
Besides this the government secures
and pays the best experts that can be
obtained to lecture to the farmers,
and to hold educational classes.
In speaking of the local improvements within the municipality of Delta, he explained in giving the detailed
expenditures that fifty-two thousand
dollars had been secured by him as
special grant for that municipality.
Irrespective of the large vote for the
Westham Island bridge and the von
the government makes for paying thc
salaries of teachers in the public
schools, lie compared this with the'
treatment they had received at the
hands of their previous representative, Mr, Oliver, who for eleven years
having supplied them with nothing
bjjt' speeches, to meet the expemli
tures on the much needed work which
was now being carried out in the Delta by special appropriations secured
from thi- McBride government by th��
���present  member,
Mr. .MacKenzle showed that tin
government was progressive and desirous of giving the best administration possible. This was in evidence In
the appointment of commissions, one
to look into municipal forms of government, a commission to look Into
the best ways anil Ifieaps to aid the
agriculture of tin- province, and a
labor commission. The speaker at* i
dw, ; ..- . :. . 1 ngth o:i tiie quu&Uoli
of better terms anil expressed satisfaction that tin- Ottawa government
had conceded to allow the matter in
dispute to go before an impartial
tribunal. lit- concluded his address
by declaring that the electors of Helta by supporting the McBride administration wen- doing their part to
continue the wise, progressive and
honest handling of the affairs of this
province, aad in the leader of that
government, he could assure them
that they had a man of exceptional
ability, of higli purpose, one that
could not be classed as tt mere politician, but as a statesman of a high
order, as one who loved his native
province, and was In turn beloved
by the people of British Columbia.
They were fortunate indeed, In having such a capable premier to bring
further and increased prosperity to
British Columbia.
At the conclusion the speaker invited any one present to ask any questions they wished. Different local matters were brought up and discussed
to the satisfaction of those present
and one of the questions asked was:
George   Kennedy   Nominated   to  Messrs.   Mowat   and   Tarves    Again
Contest Coming Election iu the
Liberal   Interest.
There Was a gathering of Liberals,
Laborites, Independents and unclassified in St. George's Hall , on Friday
evening, when Mr. George Kennedy
was nominated to contest New Westminster  city  at  the  coming  election.
It was not quite clear on what ticket, competition
Mr. Kennedy was nominated, as much | w,"f. ���**���"*.*" ,' ,. _,, _____    ,
Cover Themselves With  Glory
ill  Annual   Contest.
8���The annual ploughing match of
the Langley Farmers' Institute was
held today on the farm of Mr. W. R.
Wark, Langley Prairie. There was a
fair   attendance   and   keen     interest
For the Children
Loggerhead   Shrike,
or   "Butcher   Bird."
talk was made previous to the balloting on the advisability of riming an
Indepnedent candidate who would
unite nil factions opposing the Mc;
Bride administration; and most of the
speeches gave the impression that the
gathering was united only on the basis of a vague opposition, rather than
on any well defined platform. Many
of the speakers deplored the fact that
party lines had ever been drawn In
provincial politics, and Mr. Ed. Gou-
let believed he voiced the sentiment of
the meeting in saying that it was rather a case  of voting against the Con-
The match is held under the auspices of the Langley Farmers' Institute, and special prizes were presented by the following local tradesmen: Messrs. A. T. Johnson, Murry-
vllle; Lee & Andrews, Murryvllle: R.
Cummings, Murryvllle; Mrs. iGraham.
Milner, and Mr. A. R. Anderson, Murryvllle. Messrs. George E. Taylor.
Langley; J. J. Morrison, Langley, and
others also contributed towards the
expenses of the match.
The weather was ideal for ploughing, being bright, dry and mild, but
the soil  still  retained a suspicion  of
servat'ive party than for the Liberals. | frost. The rules called for six visible
There was little enthusiasm, the | furrows for filling, to finish at the
most optimistic prediction (if it could | same end as starting. The points
be so called) being a hop6 that "thc ] considered by the judges were the
unexpected might happen," but after j best feeling, eveness of ploughing,
a long discussion it was found to be and neatest ends. There was keen
the desire that a candidate be nomi- ! competition and the final results ln
nated to oppose the Conservative nom- j the two classes were as follows:
Ince, In order that the electors might Narrow Out Ploughs,
at least have an opoprtunity of regis-       First   prize,   silver   cup   and   cash,
tering their opposition  to the present   James  Mowat,  Langley.
administration, if there should be any       Second  prize���John  Mackie,  Lang-
so  inclined. |f.y Prairie.
Messrs.   George    Kennedy.     C.     B, j     Third    prize���J.     Ralph,     Langley
Sword, John Reid and .Moses B. Cots- j prairie.
worth were nominated and as a result]     Special   prize   for   best   start���Jas.
of a first ballot. Mr. Kennedy received | Mowat, Langley
first place by a large majority.   A res
olution was then passed offering him
the nomination, which carried unanimously.
The Honorable the -fillister of Public
Works  Unanimous Choice ln
REVBLSTOKE, March 8.���Hon.
Thos. Taylor was last night unanimously chosen Conservative candidate
for Revelstoke riding. He was proposed by Mr. Armstrong of Revelstoke
and seconded by Mr. Keid of Arrowhead. No other names offered. The
Premier ad'dresse-d the convention
briefly, testifying to the good work
of Mr. Taylor. While Revelstoke
might 'be disappointed, saJd Mr. McBride, at not being Included in the
government's railway policy, everything could not be done in a moment.
He promised a fuller announcement
at the public meeting. , He was afterwards escorted from the convestion
hall to the opera house 'for a public
meeting by the Revelstoke independent Band.
The Premier, Attorney-General and
Hon. Thos. Taylor addiressed a big
meeting in the opera house. The galleries and aisles were crowded and
many ladies were present. The Premier intimated that a railway from
Canoe river down the Big Bend of the
Columbia river would probably be the
next C. N. P. branch line. The meeting was orderly and enthusiastic.
Mr. Rand Gibbons accepted the
chair. Hon. Thos Taylor was given a
good reception. He said he was here
to give way to the Premier and the
Attorney-General and touched only
briefly on the great responsibilities of
the Public Works Department.
The Premier was given a fine reception. He pointed out that the constituency had always been faithful to his
government. He always felt that
since the Minister of Public Works
came from a district like that it must
be helpful to him. They needed assistance ln opening up a new district
with roads and bridges and they
would need it again when, as Minister of Railways he must assist them
In lhe construction of competing lines.
He had received some messages from
Revelstoke expressing disappointment
that the 'district had not been Included
in the railway policy. Had he liked
to play the demagogue he could hardly have provided for that, but the government must proceed in a steady and
businesslike way and the government
during its tenure of office had ar-
I ranged for three thousand miles of
railway construction in the province.
The C. N. P. wouM be completed with
Special prize for best finish���Jas.
Mowat, Laagley.
Ten-Inch Ploughs.
First prize���Wm. Tarves, Milner.
Second prize���R. Meads, Langley
Third prize���J. Ferguson, Langley
Prize for best start���Wm. Tarves.
Prize for best finish���-Wm, Tarves.
A consolation prize was given for
the first entry of a gang' plow, being
awarded to A. Formnn of Langley
Prairie. It Is believed that this ls the
first time that a gang plough has ever
entered in a ploughing match in British Columbia.
It may be mentioned that James
Mowat who won the first prize ln the
narrow cut plough class has been a
competitor for several years and has
won champion prizes both at Langley
Prairie and Ladner. He is a clean,
sure and straight ploughman.
Another competitor, Wm. Tarves
who won first prize In the ten-Inch
plough class has been a prize winner
in each of the previous three years.
All the horses were of an exceptionally good class, particularly the
Clydesdales belonging to J, Larman
and driven Oy John Mackie, winner
of the second prize in the narrow cut
plough competition.
In the absence of the originally
appointed judge, Mr, Dore, of Vancouver, Messrs. Wm. Morrison and
J. Harrison gave their services in
judging to the general satisfaction.
The following gentlemen had
charge of the excellent arrangements
made for the success of the match:
Messrs. George E. Taylor, George
Simpson, Wm. Morrison and John
It should not be forgotten that
Mrs. Wark was kind enough to prf-
vlde refreshments for the ploughmen
nnd spectators on the field at noon
and at the finish.
The bird whose photo heads this article is something of aa anomaly. TUo
shrike belongs to tbe family of siug-
Ing birds, and yet lie is more bloodthirsty than uuy of our true birds of
prey. To watch tills hnudsome gray
and black fellow ns be sits quietly
upon some feneepost or other point of
vantage no one would ever suspect
that he was patiently wnltiug to
pounce upon some smaller bird. Suddenly he munches into a weak, soft
soug which is quite pleasing.
This bird lives exclusively upon Insects, birds and tbe smaller quadrupeds. The nume "butcher bird,
which is commonly used for this
shrike. Is extremely appropriate, for be
has a curious habli ol impaling bis
prey upon thorns and along barbed
wire fences. I bave seen whole rows
of huge grasshoppers banging tu rows
on such fences. This shrike, tbe loggerhead, ls found over a wide range tn
the southern part of the Dnlted StateB,
while In the north be ls replaced by the
great uortberu shrike.
Although this bird sings and resembles a number of our innocent birds,
he does not fool the smaller feathered
folk. They bave all learned from sad
experience what to expect from this
enemy, and they no sooner sight h'm
than they hurry to the underbrush
with hurried calls of alarm.
Tbe "butcher bird'* Is rather a small
rascal to huve such a bloody record,
being only about eight and a half
inches In length. The upper surfaces
are generally ti clear slate color; De-
low, white, with a slight wash of ush,
There is a spot of white on each black
wing and some on the back tall.
PRINCE RUPERT, March 11.���A
representative convention oif Skeena
District Conservatives on Saturday
unanimously endorsed Mr. William
Manson as candidate, with one solitary exception, that of Dr. W. B.
Clayton, who has been working for
ir.cnths to secure tihe nomination, but
who failed on Saturday to secure a
mover for his own candidacy.
Mr.  Hunter Again.
NELSON, March 9.���The convention for Slocan was held tonight at
N��w Denver, and Mr. Hunter was
a'raln cho=en as tho Conservative candidate.
The Socialists have named Mr. Shll-
Mr. John Oliver, Liberal Candidate for Delta
in throe years, providing another ar- J?1"- ,to �����*0Pe ,hJm' _*,t ,,he 0�����t
ter'al highway of 900 miles through l1��� ls, not 06?!,*"?f T"0""9" ***���
the pro* Ince. |Liberals are not likely to run a can
He  also   gave   them   the   assurance
that   the   go\ernmont   would   take  up
with the C. N. P. the undertaking of a
System   Of   purvey*'   that   would   make i ,    . .  .,      ,., ..
,'    ,.  , , , , .   ,, iimouse choice of the Conservatives as
for the construction off'branch lines.     I.   . .......     _     . .       _.
The C. N. P. was being built
through without the government giving a cont of cash or an acre of land.
Shi/oh's Gun
He repealed that the government's
plans meant tho expenditure of sixty
millions of dollars within tho next few
years, Theae things they were undertaking "beoaruM they folt that 'by so doing they were preparing for tbe future
aud had the courage to meet it.
I Hayward  and Eberts.
! VICTORIA, March 9.���Mr. W. H.
I Hayward, ex-M. P. P., was the unani-
|imouse choice of the Conservatives a*
'their candidate in the Cowichan Die-
Itrlrt at a convention held at Duncans
! his afternoon.
Hon. D, M. Eberts was cihnsen today as the Conservative candidate ln
VICTORIA, March 11���At the convention hold ln tne Islands Electoral
District, the Hon. A. E. McPhilllps,
K. C, of Victoria, president of the
legislative council, twain the unanimous choice at Ganges Harbor. The
convention was attended by delegates
from every polling division of the en-
tiro constituency, and the papular
minister was accorded a reception
never equalled in the history of the
district. .  *
Did Mr. MacKenzle really think John
would put up his money? The answer came readily that lt was doubtful Indeed, unless gome easy members
of the Liberal party would subscribe
the  hundred  dollars.
The latest reports from Delta regarding the opposition campaign
there Is that the gasoline horse of
the old war horse has broken down
and is now under the hands of that
expert machinist George Baker of
Ladner. It Is said that on reaching
the -..Bride estate at Port Guichon
this campaign vehicle refused to pass
the property and on further argument refused to go back.
Premier  Meliride  tiots Great  Reception in Kamloops���Speaks of IBs
Railway Policy.
KAMLUOl'S, March 7.���Premier
McBride and Attorney-General Bowser were given a great reception upon
their arrival here yesterday. They
were met by citizens with a band, and
received by the local Conservative
commitee. Among those to greet
them waa Mr. J. P. Shaw, today unanimously renominated as the Conservative candidate In Kaimloops, No other
name came before the convention. Dr.
William Ball, a distinguished London
phiysiclan and Dr. Grenfell were /fellow pa-sengers on the train with the
Premier. The town Is full of people
who came to attend the convention.
A delegation from the Kamloops
Hoard of Trade came down the line
with a request for an Inve.-nlgatlon
Into freight rates. The "-"remler
promised the government would take
It up with the Railway Commissioners in connection with slimllar complaints from  other points.
VANCOUVER B. C��� March 14���
The Vancouver Burns Club wMl
meet ln the rooms of the Central
Business Colltge, 415 Richards street,
at 8 p.m. tonight. An interesting
programme has been arranged.
A University Gams.
A title of royalty and a unit of
measure.   Princeton.
Two great generals. Washington
and Lee.
A point of the compass and a part of
a pin.   West Point.
A great American statesman. Hamilton.
A noted Frenchman who was a
friend to all Americans.   Lafayette.
What college is located on tbe shores
of Lake Michigan? Northwestern university.
What California college was founded
ln bonor of tbe deceased son of a Dnlted States senator? Leiand Stanford,
Jr.. university.
What noted university has a hospital
ln connection witb lt? Johns Hopkins.
Name tbe oldest college ot Virginia.
Hampden Sidney.
What college tins tbe honor of having
founded the tirst foreign missionary
society of America?   Williams.
In  Faroff Lapland.
Tbe Lapps bave a custom that Insures a small property to their ohlldren. When n hnbv Is horn they set
aside a reindeer and keep it and nil
Its young until tbe child Is grown, and
then tbe herd is turned over unconditionally to tbe boy or girl. Pond parents also give a reindeer to tbe nurse
or person who llrst discovers tbe baby
has a tooth.
A game the I.npp youngsters play Is
amusing. All tbe children get on their
knees in a ring. Then they bold their
toes wltb their hands and move by
Jumps. The one who can Jump fastest without letting go his toes wins
the game. The mistakes thnt occur
are never serious, but are ludicrous as
tbe children go hopping about.
Reviews  Legislative  Work  anil  Government's Policy at Entertainment.
ALDERGROVE, March 11���On the
evening of Friday last Mr. F. J. MacKenzle  opened  up  his  political  campaign ln splendid style under the auspices of the Shortreed    Liberal-Conservative  Association.       The  association   had   made    arrangements  for  a
splendid   programme   of   music,   song
land fancy dancing, and during an in-
! terval ln the entertainment. Mr. Mac-
I Kenzie   made  an     excellent     address
j briefly outlining the points of interest
I in  connection  with  the  work  of the
'past session In the local house and tho
legislation on which Premier McBride
I was appealing to the  country.    Following the programme a most delectable supply of refreshments was partaken  of and the evening wound up
with a dance.
The programme was of surprising
excellence and it is doubtful If any
district of the size of Aldergrove could
produce as splendid an array of near
professional talent as graced the
platform of the Aldergrove opera
With the exception of Miss Henderson of Chilliwack whose rich contralto
voice was heard to good advantage In
"My ain Folk" and "Klllarney," and
Mr. S. Croll who gave some splendid
dancing exhibitions ln costume, the
talent was all local.
Miss Cameron's violin selections
were particularly rich, and tho audience was very appreciative. Tho
comic song singers both took well as
also did Mr. Welsh's selections on the
The chair was occupied by Mr.
Hugh Jones and the programme was
as follows:
Instrumental Duet	
. . . .Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Henderson
Recitation   Mr. C. Sherlock
Song   Miss A. Vanetta
Highland   Fling       Mrs.  8.  Croll
Musical   Selection   ....   Mr.B.   Welsh
Song      Miss Henderson
Address       F.  J.   MacKenzle
sible distlntangle the present municipal clauses act. Tho commission
would also investigate all forms of
municipal      government     and     bring
down a recommendation with respect to any desirable Improvements.
The government's attitude as to the
fostering of all agricultural ond
horticultural pursuits was dwelt upon
at some length and much satisfaction was expressed on account of the
fact that one of the first of the thirteen experimental orchards to be
planted out by the government had
been placed at Aldergrov-j.
Aldergrove also had a flourishing
Farmers' Institute. When he had
made application for the organization
of an Institute at Aldergrove, the
minister had objected to the Idea, on
the ground that the district was too
small to support such an Institution
lie was glad to note that the Institute had Ttieen formed and bad proved
one of the most successful in the
province. In connection with matters agricultural and hortleulaural
Mr. MacKenzle paid deserved tribute
to the ability and interest of the
minister, Hon. Price Ellison.
The change at Ottawa was spoken
of  with  gratification,  and  a  few  of
the  advantages    of having    the  twe
governments   working     ln     harmony
were outlined.       The    Better,  Terms
question was to be handled by an Impartial   tribunal,   and   the   claims   of
the  province  would be  carefully and
impartially looked Into.    Water rights
within   the  railway    belt    which   had
hitherto been a difficult    matter    to
, handle were now to be managed by
I the province Itself.    Foreshore rights
land Indian reserves were now a matter for the government of the prov-
! ince   to   handle  and   the   old   conflict
j which existed wus    a thing    of    the
!     The reason for the government go-
I ing to the people at the present time
I waa   in   keeping  with     the   premier's
I pre-election  pledges and  It  was  now
up  to  the people to endorse  or condemn   the   aggressive   policy     which
he  had  outlined  with a view  to giving   the   "ec.ulred     railway     facilities
necessary to the residents of the various sections of the province and also
giving the required    Impetus    to development and Industry.
The policy called for the development of the railway systems on Vancouver Island, the building of a line to
Fort George, the construction of a
line by way of the Hope mountains,
the development of the Okanagan
valley facilities and  the  extension of
Sword Dance     Mr. S. Croll I the Kettle Valley lines.
Comic Song   Mr. J. Canon J  * Some objected  to the guarantueing
Violin Selection       Miss Jaekso*n    of the bonds on some of the lines to
Comic Song   Mr. A. Westland
Captain Kidd's Gravs.
Most children know the story of
Captain Kldd. the pirate who "sailed
and sailed." but few children, or
grown folks, for that mutter, know
thnt there ls a grave in tbe quaint old
city nf Savannah thut Is said to be
the resting place of this "bold sailor
man." The tombstone wus erected In
tbe night, and do one seems to know
anything about It j-xcept tbe legend
concerning It. There is _o inscription
on it; nothing but a circling serpent
on all four sides. \
Frerch BuW.
In  French  buff tbe hands are tied
behind, and  there Is quite as much
sport ln tbe gum.  nnd less risk than
If the eyes are blindfolded.'
Playground Reciprocity.     '
If heroic deeds you dare.
Others In your prowess shore.
If success you fall to meet
Others lose ln your defeat
Join with others when you can
To promote tho playground plan.
Sports and game-* you had to learn.
Teach the other* In your turn.
Kindly deeds and helpful ways
Make for playgrounds' happy days
Every une mum do his best
For tbe good of all ths
Hornpipe. Irish Jig   Mr. S. Croll
Mr. MacKenzle's Address.
Mr. MacKenzle was well received
by his constituents and was given a
most attentive hearing as he gnve a
brief account of his stewardship
which was backed up with object
lessons of what had been accomplished in the past two years and n
half. There wore still some things
awaiting to be done, ho said, but tho
shortness of the tern' had prevented
him from quite filling all the contracts he had undertaken, He appeared before thc audience ns tho
ex-reprosentatlve of the constituency
and as ho 'had received again the
nomination as the Conservative standard bearer of tho riding he appeared before the audience In that capacity.
There were a few Items of legislation which had been taken up at the
past session which wore of considerable importance to thc residents of
the municipality of Delta. Tho minister of lands, Hon. W. R. Ross had
brought down at the past session of
the houso an enactment dealing with
the protection of the timber of B. C.
Included In that was the fire protection act. He recognized the fact
that during the dry season, the clearing of land had boon greatly hampered by the restrictions of the act
with regard to the setting out of
fires. He had been anxious to give
the farmers every opportunity to
clear their lands and the bill provided
for the giving of greater latitude In
that respect under the supervision of
qualified fire wardens.
A commission had been formed
which would look carefully Into
lcipal matters and as far as pos-
the extent of $3_,000 per mile, and
took the stand that these railways
would come anyhow. That might be
true, but the question was���when.
The object of the government was to
ensure the Immediate building of
these lines, time being the essence
of the agreements consummated; It
the railways did not live up to their
agreements they would receive no
assistance. Railway development
meant much ln many ways to tho
province. For Instance. In wages
alone, the Canadian Northern was
spending a million dollars a month
and it meant much to tho province to
have that much money In circulation.
Messri Foley, Welch and Stowart
were millionaires and well able to
cope with tho work they hnd undertaken, nil of which would be of direct
benefit to the country. Mr. MacKenzle concluded his* address with a few
friendly 'words to his constituent*)
many of whom had known him slnco
boyhood and retired from the platform  amid prolonged applause.
Following the programme came an
excellent dance, and n happier or
more agreeable crowd of people would
be hard to find. The' music was provided by local talent and filled the
bill just as well as if they had Imported a awell orchestra from the
city. The evening will be long remembered as one of the most enjoyable ever held In tho district and
certnJnly augurs well for Mr. MacKenzle's standing at the polls after
election day.
ShikkVs Gun
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SATU1U*AY, MARCH 16, 1812.
Delta Hotel
-   B.C.
All Modern Conveniencies, Newly Furnished.   W-ll Heated,   Sample Room
American and European Plan
First Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors & Cigars
Ratbs Rkasona*-*.-*
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Nut   and   Lump  Coal  for Sale
Holy Communion, first and third
Sundays at 11 s.m., second and fourth
Sundays at 8 a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
Sunday school at 10 a.m.; Evening
Berries at 7.30 p.m.; Friday evening,
Litany at 8.30. Bev. C. C. Hoyle,
Churoh services will be held every
���'(her Sunday, beginning with Sunday,
November 14,  1S0S:    Parochial mass
at H:8I a.m.; Sunday school, % p.m.;
evening Aevetloa,   3   p.m.;   low  mass i
t-ie following    Monday,     t  a.m.    P. j
Kientz, D.L,  parish  priest.
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.m
and   7:30   p.m.;   class   meeting,   aftei
the morning  service every    Sunday;
Sabbath  school at  2:30     p.m.     every
Sunday;   prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at  7:30.     Kev.  J.  H.
Wright, pastor,
St. Andrew's Presbyterian.
Services next Lord's Day at 11 a.sa.
Stud 7.30 p.m.;  week night aervloes on
Thursday evening at 7.30 o'clc-ck. Rev
3.  J.   Hastie,  minister.
Sabbath  sorvioeo.���Crescent Island,
t p.m.; 8un_��jeehool, 2 p.m..  Lad-
Bar, 7:10 p.m.; Snaday school st 11
a.sa.; prayer meeting on Wednesday
M 7:10  p.m.    Rev.  C.  R.  Blunden,
��r. \
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One of the Best Fitting
Best Wearing, Best Looking Shoes on the Market.
All   Sizes   and   Shapes
Boots Shoes
Custom Work a Specialty
NOTICE I.*-' irKKh-BY GIVEN that
thc. Corporation of Delta will apply
to His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for the approval of
the plans of the Helta Waterworks,
and that the said application and
tht. plans of the proposed works were
Sled at the office of the Water Recorder at New Westminster, B.C.,
and at the office of the Comptroller
of Water Rights at the Parliament
Buildings in Victoria, B.C., and that
objections may be fileid at the office
of tho said Comptroller of Water
Rrights within twenty days after thc
j date of the said filing,
i Dated at Ladner. B.C., the 11th
day   of   March,   1912.
X.   A.   McDI.-RMID,
C.   M.   C.
Delta municipality is situated at
the mouth of the Fraser river in the
finest agricultural district ln Canada.
The chief interests in the Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture, market gardening and horse breeding.
This shipping facilities by rail and
boat te the markets ot British Columbia and the States are unrivalled.
The crop yield ls the largest per acre
ln Canada, ln the year 1909 between
40,(00 and SO,000 tons of produce
were raised in the Delta district.
Along the south bank of the Fraser
river there are sites for all industries.
Board of Trade ��� President, ' A.
Davie; Secretary, W. H. Wilson.
Justices of the Peace���R. E. Kittson
H. D. Benson, H. J. Kirkland, Wm.
E. Curtis, J. B. Burr, J. McKee.
Coronors���Dr. A.A. King and Dr.
J.   Kerr Wilson.
Medical Health Offldtr���Dr. Dudley
School Board���Chairman, S. Wright
I. Robertson, A. deiR. Taylor, J. Mc-
Callum.    Secretary, N. A. McDiarmid.
Farmers'    Institute���President,    T.
Hume; Secretary, N. A. McDiarmid.
Delta Farmers' Game Protective
Associativa���President. John McKee;
Secretary, H. J. Hutcherion.
Delta Agricultural Society���President, H. J. Hutcherson; Secretary, A.
dsR. Taylor.
Member of Parliament���J. D. Taylor, New Westminster.
Member of Loca' Legislature���F. J.
MacKenzle, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings��� 8.3 New Delta,
leaves Ladnsr every day for Steveston at 8:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m., connecting with the BCE R. for Van-
oouver. Returning leaves Steveston
at 0:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. 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
6:30 p.m.
Railways���Great Northern leaves
Port Guichon (.ally for Nsw Westminster aad Vancouver at 7 a.m.; returning leaves Vancouver at 2:30 p.m.
reaching Port Guichon about 7.30 p.
Lulu Island Bran-ah, G. H. Franklin,
Lfx-aJ Manager; Vancouver to Bburns
and Stevw-tan���Oa/rs leave Gramvllle
Street Depot (at north end of bridge
ever Fadoe Greek) at 0:30 am. and
hourly until 10:3-0 p.m. Spooiel car
tor Eburne sit 6:00 a.m. Can leave
Steveston at 0:3* a.m. and hourly until 10:30 p.m. Sunday Service���First
oaire leave erl-Wieir terminus at 8:30 a.m.
Hourly service thereafter until 10:80
p. m.
Post Office���Hours I a.m., to 7 p.m.
Mall for Vancouver close at 3 p. m.
For Nsw Westminster and up river
points at C.30 a.m. Clossd all day Sun-
Municipal Council meets Municipal
Hall, Ladner, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays ln _ach month at 2 p. m.
Following are the members of the
Reeve���John Oliver.
Councillors���C. Brown. H. D. Benson. W. A. Kirkland, H. Lewis, A. D.
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Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ot
Your Patronage Solicited
Spring Machinery
Potato Planters, Cultivators ('1, 2 and 3 horse), Garden Hand
Drills and Cultivators (Planet Jr., etc.), Plows of all descriptions,
Disc  Harrows,  Manure Spreaders,  Seed  Drills,  Land  Rollers,  Fan.
synopsis of coat- "mixixc- regv-
Coal rpining rights of the (Dominion,
I ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al-
J berta, the Yukon Territory, the North-
��� Territories and in a lortion of
I tb,- Pr iVlnoe of British Colu abla, may
I be teased for a term of twenty-one
:' years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Nol more than 2,5.0 acres will
| be leaded  to one applicant.
Application f'>i a lease must be
made by the ftpplicacl in person to
the Ag-ent or Pub-Agent ot the district in which the right- applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory th
be described by sections,
divisions   of   sections,   and
Mr. W. J. Brandrit-n, "f Boundary
Bay, is suffering from a severe attack
of la grippe, but is making satisfactory progress.
Mr. R. Smllie has returned from a
trip to the Halcyon Hot Springs, much
imiproved in health.
w~x~H"X-***.>* "���:-Kx��x��:*.m--:--:-*:��y.-*:-*x*.:-.XHM-.x4
Miss  Sprott   was   in   Vanci
Wednesday last.
-.verything  points  to  a  big um6 at
the   Beaver   Lacrosse   Club   dan.e
McNeelj* Hail  on  the  18th  inst.
A Howard (pupil of D. C. Fair-
man, Vancouver) takes pupils for
piano. Terms: $1.00 per lesson of
one hour. *
Mr. Davie, who
his son, Mr. A.
months past, has
home in the east.
has been visiting
Davey, for some
returned    to    his
Mr. and Mrs. S. Brodie and Mrs.
Stokes have returned from Ontario,
Cal., where they have spent the
The Beaver lacrosse blub is perfecting plans for the building of a
dressing room and fencing their new
lacrosse held on the Mi-Callum props rty adjacent to  the  school  grounds.
Mrs, Giftin, of Vancouver,
guest this week of Mrs. W.
waa the
J.   I_an-
Lang, of Vancouver, was In
attendance at the Westham Islan4
Lacrosse Clu.   dance  on  Tuesday.
A Howard (pupil of IX r. r*airmaa.
T.CM.. Vancouver) takes pupils for
piano Terms |1.00 per lesson of one
hour. ���
Messrs. Haley Wilson, Gilchrist and
W. IT. Smith, i(-presented I.adner this
week at a grand lodge meeting of
the   A.'M'.W'.,    in   Vi
no ,-ting
Uijlelk. of the B.C. Tele-
Com.any'a plant department,
and Mr. Brown, of tne New Westminster branch of the same company,
were in the town on Wednesday, looking  over   the   B.C.   company's   lines.
land must
or legal sub-
tract applied   for
by  the  applicant
ning Mills and Baggers, Waggons, Buggies and Democrats, Gasoline Engines (Fairbanks, Morse and International), Chaff Cutters,
Incubators and Brooders  (Cyphers and Jubilee.)
E. T. CALVERT, Agent
TJhe 7)elta XJi
.00 a year -i-_.~:
[ veytd   territory  the
I shall   be  staked   out
, hi ti] si ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Each application must be accom-
I panied by a fee of $" which will be
i refunded if the rights applied for are
j pot available, but not otherwise. A
I royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate
of  live  cents  per  ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not bting operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a  year.
The lease will Inch ie the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to pure lase whatever'
available surface rights rna/ be considered necessary for the woi-King of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an
For full . information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior. Ottawa, or to anj�� Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion   Lands. ���
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
X.'B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
A large tank was moved this week
from the Inverholme school, to the
Annieville school. Annieville school,
being adjacent to the er-metery, makes
it undesirable to have a well  dug.
Mr. John Murray lias two line colts'
housed at the rac< stables .md is
training th  a   '���::   :'������    U  . '..   . '.���,;
them in shape for the Turf Club meet
thi.- summer-
Mrs. Calvert, senior, is laid up with
a severe attack of rheumatism,
A number of trees have lieen planted r"und the Baptist church. It is
expected that the work of completing the tower will soon be undertaken.
Dr.   HadWln,  of the  Dominion  Bac-
Mr. Wil'lam Clemenee, whose home
is near Toronto, was in town this week
land visited Mr. T,  E, Foster, wiiom he
has. known since  boyhood.  .Mr. Clem-
   ence has filled   the  office  of    deputy
teriological Department, was in town , in his district in the east for many
this* week looking over the district, j years an..] is an experienced horti-
He was acconmpanied by Mr. T. H. cu'turlst. He ha.s been in the west
Moore, manager of the experimental | since fall, and is greatly in love wltb.
farm at Agassiz. ) both climate and people.
 . I
V. Collinge,  Vancouver.
D.   O'Neill,   Stevestoi .
W.   Muir,  Vancouver.
A.  Dupins, Vancouver.
Rickard, Vancouver.
Burt, Vancouver.
R. Burge, White Rock.
W. Allire, Vancouver.
Via Steveston and
Dally���In Effect October 1.
Leave Steveston���9.30 a.m.; 4.30 p.m.
Leave   Ladner���8.30   a.m.:   3.30   p.m.
Sutton's Syds for 1912
Flower, vegetable and farm seeds���
Imported In the original sealed packets
from Sutton & Sons, the King's Seedsmen, Reading, England. Send for
catalogue. A. J. Woodward. Sole
Agent, 512 Granvllle St., Vancouver;
also Victoria.
Incorporated !��� 10.
We are prepared to Install single
line or party line phones at short no-
dee. Long distance In connection with
our service.   Apply to
A.   DeR.  TAYLOR,  Sec.
Dissolution of Partnership
Messr.s. Stokes and Ellis hitherto
doing business in Ladner as butchers.
have desolved partnership, the same
taking effect on February 29, 1912.
All outstand accounts due the firm
must be paid in to either Mr. Stokes
or Mr. Ellis at the old place of business, and all accounts against the firm
presented Immediately, in order that
the old business may be wound up as
expeditiously   as   possible.
FOR KALE���One 17 double disk
Cock.-hutt seed drill good as new).
Apply James Welsh, Ladner, B.C.
It.  Miles,  New Westminster.       g
A.  G.  Seven, Vancouver.
R.   Hulton,  New Westminster.
C. A. Pearce, New Westminster.
T.   D.  G.  Blackburn, Vancouver.
J. A.  Bonson, New Westminster.
Mr.    and    Mrs.   L.    F.    Hoy,    New-
O.   A.   Murphy, Vancouver.
J.   Berg,   Vancouver.
J.   T.   McGachie, Vancouver.
E. W.  Baker, Vancouver.
S.  W.  Walter, Vancouved.
J.  Fox, Vancouver.
D.   Snow, Vancouver.
W.  Forrest, Vancouver.
N.   Myon, Vancouver.
Miller,  Vancouver.
T.    Wade   and    wife,    Surrey
G.   T
Coles,   Vancouver.
���MACK"    O
NEW YORK, March 14.��� O
Australian Mack was arraign- O
ed before Commissioner Alexander today, charged with
stealing an auto at New Westminster, B.C., on September 16
last. J. C. Butler and other
witnesses   testified     they    saw
Mc.Namara here on that date.
The hearing was postponed until Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Grant wish to
thank all those who so promptly
turned out and aided them In extinguishing the fire at their residence j
on Wednesday night. Willing
and prompt action resulted in saving
the house from  destruction.
Dr. de Van's Female Pills
A reliable French regulator; never (ails.   These
| pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating the
hands   generative portion ol the female system.   Refuse
all cheap imitations.   Dr. de Tao'i are sold at
15 a box. or three for 910.   Mailed to any address.
Th. Suob-l* Drat **o., St. Catharines. *���-"
W. H. Montgomery is the choset
candidate of the Prince Rupert Socialist party for the forthcoming provincial campaign. Nomination was
made at a recent meeting, two other
candidates being nominated, but withdrawing In order to allow Montgomery's nomination to lie unanimous.
These two were Walter Shaw and W.
Pinny, both well known and popular
men in tihe labor world of Rupert.
The Socialists announce that they
mean to fight a vigorous campaign
for their cause. Dr. Clayton will run
an   independent   Conservative.
Competition for New I'nlvorslty Itulld.
lugs to �������� Erected at I'olnt Grey,
Near  Vancouver,  British Columbia.
The Government of British Columbia Invite Competitive Plans for the
general scheme and design for the
proposed now University, together
with more detailed Plans for the
buildings to be erected llrst at an
estimated  cost of $1,500,000.
Prizes of $10,000 will be given for
the most successful Designs submitted.
Particulars of the competition and
plan of site mny be obtained on request from tho undersigned.
The designs  to  be  sent  ln  by  July
"1st,   1912, addressed  to
Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, British Columbia.
FOR SALE���100 tons of seed potatoes; late varieties; Sutton's Reliance, Burbank's Seedling, Carmen
No. 1, Factor. Asahel Smith, Ladner, B.C.
FOR SALE���Galvanized Iron water
tank; nearly new. Holds 474 Imperial gallons.    Apply Howard  Bros.,
Fi "R SALE���-A few choice pure _red
Single Comb Black Minorca Cockerels; Imported stock. N. C. Mc-
Callam, Ladner.
Messrs. Smith Bros, have opened
a butcher business in the premises
opposite Logan's cash store. Tl)ey
propoes carrying a complete stock of
treat) ments, and solicit a share of
the patronage of ihe district. Prices
right and slock always fresh.
Furniture   and   Effects
Dining room table and chairs, rocking, Morris and easy chairs, sofa, floor
carpets, sialr c.irpets. rugs, linoleums,
plush parlor suite, piano (New-combe),*
pictures, curtai.is, poles, and fixtures,
clock, house plants, small tables, bed-
Meads, bud room set. bathtub, springs
und mattresses, bureaus, door and
window   screens,   dresser   ami   wash
stand. Carpet sweepers, cook stove,
crockery, preserving Jars, wash tub
and wringer, wash boiler, lawn mower.
Melotte cream separator. 5 cords of
wood, etc., etc., which MR. H. N.
RICH has received instructions from
Mr. George Mi-Closkey, who has rented
his farm, to sell by auction at his
residence,  Crescent  Island,   on
Tuesday,  March 19th, 1912
at   2   o'clock.     TEiRiMS   CASH.
Auction Offices: I-ndiier. B.C.
WANTED���Hay and oats in exchange!
for shingles. Address: Maple Leaf,
Lumber Co., New Westminster.
See the Snaps in Grocery Department      �����,
See our Fine Range 1912 Wall Papers
' ���    ' ��
Spring is Here!
And Our Store is Packed with Spring Gocds
in All Departments
New Prints and Ginghams, Muslins and Vestings, Laces and Embroideries, New
Hosiery, all grades of Fine Pib and Plain Cashmere Hose for Ladies and Children,
Fine Lisle and Silk Hosiery. New Ribbons, Gloves, Children's Dresses, Corset., etc.
New Cretons, Art Sateens, Silkolines, Curtain Muslins, and Lace and Tapestry Curtains.
New Cottons, Cambrics, etc, Bed Spreads, Sheets and Pillow Cases, etc., etc.
1!>I2 Mode! Suits.
the hlgheal grade made in Canada.
i Hhi r suits in Worsteds,
Tweeds and Serges, at. tho
 $7.50 to $20.00
Huts���Headquarters for Stetson Hats; all the standard blocks;  best grade;  at    S-i.-O
Kngllsh   and   Canadian   Hats  In  all
and colors	
the   new  shapes
.. $i...�� to $:t.oo
New   Negligee and  Ilonge Shirts,
of Working Shirts.
all tho best makes
Gloves suitable  for all   kinds of work.
Headquarters for OveraJls--
liiirtt" and   -IUk
-Complete Stock of "Car-
Don! linui-l."
See the big range ot 191J  Wall Papers we art showing. Sample book sent on request. A roll 6c to 40c
Xew   In in II inl
and   nil   kinds
new   Linoleums   *��n*l
Ib-adiiuarters for si ed of every kind. Besl G-overn-
mi-iit Tested Timothy and Clover Seeds. .Garden
and ."lower Seeds of every kind.
Big Stock of Lawn Mowers in All Sizes
Fresh Stock of Sherwin-Williams Paints
and  Oils
to Spray,   Ki
ep   j our  tree,
and  Sulphur
clean by
We   want   your   JSgfi
market   price   pi
GROG-DRY si��io-"I\I,s FOR Tills wi
"I -"I-..
lor $l.ni)
i-ib. tins Salmon  ISo <>r
Kamsay's   Sodas,   tins,   special    	
Pure  Maple Syrup,   1   quart tins   	
Special Wend Tea       *? lbs. for $1
."resh Groceries arriving every few days.    Bran .
Shorts now  In stock.
Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson
A Budget of Personal and Social News
Reported from the {.'an-
nery Town.
ftTlOVlvSToX, March 12.���The atmosphere has lieen very dry during
the. paFt few weeks. Lulu Island residents would in former years have
been short of the drinking Iluid, but
at this time they appreciate the abundant supply from Coquitlam. Most
of the Steveston residents are equipped With  the supply.
A very interesting lecture was given
tn the Opera House, Sunday night, by
Dr. Ernest Hall, of Victoria. His
subjects were "White Slave Traffic"
and "Man's Temptation," illustrated
���with limelight views. The hall was
well filled; Mr. Gibson made a few
remarks, inviting the doctor to a
speedy return.
iMr. J. M. McMillan, who purchased
part of the Uraney farm, some time
ago, has now acquired the Hendrlck-
oon farm adjoining. He also Intends
erertlnt* a handsome "jljngaloiw an.)
ether buildings. Mr. McMlllian intends operating his farm under per-
jonal supervision, with the assistance
��f  a.   practical   manager.
Mrs. McLean and children of Van-
-rouver. is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Keith, of Steveston, for
a few days.
A meeting of the Ladles' Auxiliary
of the South Arm church was held
at the residence of Mrs. Jas. Gilmore,
en Wednesday last. It Is their Intention tn remodel the church and
also Improve the grounds with trees
and shrubbery. As this union usually
makes a success of their undertakings
it is expected this corner will be one
of the most picturesque In the vlelnlty.
'Mrs. J. M. MoMillian and son EJwcn
and Mr. and Mrs. O'Hara, of Vaneouver, were visitors to the Island
last week, and were the guests of
Mrs. J.  II. Draney, No. 4 Road.
Don't forget the masquerade ball
at the Steveston Opera House, on
Friday, April 1. There will be a car
to Vancouver and way points.
���Miss Neilson,  of New  Westminster,
5s visiting the home of Mrs. Jas. Gil
mour,  at Woodward's.
Mr.- W. S. Trites Is erecting a forcing house for the rearing of early
vegetables and other products.
Don't forget the masquerade ball
at the Orange Hall, Friday the flrst
A late car to Vancouver and way
Mr. Thos. Kidd Is laying a one-inch
���water pipe from thc main on No. 9
Road to his house, a distance of half
a mile. Mr. Kidd insists on having
the water at any price.
STEVESTON, B. C, March 5.-^T*he
following communication was handed
m your co-respondent for Insertion In
tbe British Columbian. It speaks for
To the Editor:���Seeing Steveston
and district notes week by week in
your valuaible paper and comrparlng
them hy the Hems from other districts,
there Is one thing that ata-l-ies me
strange, and that is this: that whilst
all oif our neighboring municipalities
give a record of their council meetings to the press yet I look in vain
fQr any record of tihe Richmond municipal icounell meetings. Other councils believe In "open door; let every-
ene know what we do." The Rich-
mpn council, on the other hand, I take
It, believe In "closed door." I have
been now a resident In Steveaton for
nver six njonths. and when I make
any Inquiries about council work no
one, not even the old-timers, can give
mo an answer.    Is this right?
I think the council should order the
-rlerk or some other employee to (give
the press full particulars of what
comes before therm. He must hiv
some spar- time now, seeing that he
has lieen granted an additional assistant clerk, making three In all. What
a hard worked -bunch they qMlsrt be!
Another question I would like to
ask is this: Do the members ever
��lKit, Steveston and take note of the
state of affairs on Sundays? If they
s-nuld come down here they would
see that all Is not right, especially
amongst the hotels. Can wot the
rownieil enforce the Sunday closing
act. in the bars. Whilst It may not
he don**- with open doors, yet all the
came the products of the 'bars nre
soon by the numi/ber of men under the
influence  of liquor.
There are one-or two other questions
7  would  like to 'n**k, tout I am afraid
1  have  trespassed  too much  on  your
space so-thanking you In anticipation.
B-.A-N!-, Wash., March 12.���"Chas.
Welever will con-truftt a shingle mill
at a cost of "SOU. uloreg thc Great
Northern r-i--t* 111 of wny at the mouth
of Campbell creek, about one and a
half miles north of niaine. Work
will commence Just as soon as a site
Is secured from Ihe CnuaJian government at Ottawa. A site has been located In the Indian reservation. The
mill will have a capacity of 200.000
per day and will furnish employment
for   35   men.
Oliri-LIWACK, March 11.���Cora
Ethel wynne Chapman, the young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BenJ. Chip-
man, died on Wednesday, from ap-
pi Ddl-cltls,  aged   1\.
The funeral of William Berkley
Nelems, was held on Saturday from
his late home. The late Mr. Nelmes
wns one of the oldest residents of
Chilliwack. Mr. M. H. Nelems, of
the Arm of Waghorn & (.wynn, was
a  nephew   of   the   deceased.
An Appreciation of    tho    Late Sfr.
Jolly���Wns  Obo  of   Langley's
Early Settlors.
In the death of John Jolly, at the
age of 73, one of the earliest ot
Langley's pioneers and an ex-reeve
of the municipality, has passed
affray. Until a few weeks ago, Mr.
Jolly had enjoye'd uninterrupted
good health. Indeed so vigorous and
active was he, both physically and
mentally, that one could hardly think
of him as an old man. so that his
death, except to his Immediate relatives,   came  as a  painful surprise.
At the funeral services held on the
6th Instant, at his former residence,
10th avenue, Vancouver, Rev. Alex.
Dunn referred to the life and work
of the late pioneer and at the request of certain friends of the deceased Mr. Dunn has hanled ln his
address on this occasion to The
British Columbian for publication.
Mr. Dunn spoke as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. Jolly, with Mrs. Jolly's father, came from Australia to
L^ngloy In 1863, Mrs. Jolly being the
first white woman In that municipality. Mr. Jolly and Mr. James took
Uip land on the south side of the
Salmon river some two or three miles
from the Frasftr. At first, however,
they resided in the old parsonage at
Derby. By the date of my arrival in
1875 they had by persistent industry,
Succeeded In erecting comforaible
frame dwellings, suitable barns, had
cleared and fence'd some ten acres,
had ochards planted and beginning to
bear fruit, and were thus in the enjoyment of modest comfort. In point
of fact, few, if any at that date, were
so well off as they were. In 1883
Mr. Jolly sold their farm to Chip-
man Carter, and ln the same year
houg-lit a section of the estate of the
Hudson's Bay Company at Langley;
which he farmed successfully and
profitably until two years ago, when
lie disposed of it and removed to
Vancouver where, after a brief Illness, he died on the 6th inst. By the
year 1875 considerable additions had
been made to the Langley population.
The additions were of different nationalities and of widely different
principle- an'd experiences. They did
not by any means readily unite. So far
from lt they were divided Into at
least two hostile iparties. One party
appeared to be more concerned about
advancing their own personal inter-
ests-than they were about laying deep
and board and enduring the foundations of the newly created municipality. Well, lt was dluring bhe formative period of Langley's history that
I became well acquainted with the
late Mr. Jolly and those associated
with him in municipal affaire. No
doubt flaws and imperfections adhere to the most enterprising and
disinterested citizens, but I feel safe
to say that I never knew a band of
men labor more zealously and unselfishly than they did for the ibest Interests of the district to which they
had come to reside. And In pondering over the past and 'present, the
early daye and the present times, I
feel persuaded that the strenuous labors and self-denial of these worthy
p'ubllc-sipirited men are, If not overlooked, are certainly not appreciated
as they ought to be. But for them,
their opposition to aivd their detestation of the mi-application of pub-
lb.' mnnev, the municipality of Langley imight well have been In a much
leas satisfactory condition than it Is
today. With respect to our departed friend, I can say in strictest truth
that I never knew him, during those
early years of strifev and contest, to
do.a dlshonaraible deed, or to give expression to sentimc**rts unbecoming
a gentleman. He remembered the
���tabbath diy and kept It. He countenanced and encouraged the services
of Religion, in" presented a steady
uhi-ompr imis.ng front to Immorality
lh frycry shai-e and forn.. His home
wns the aibp.e of peace. There hue-
hand and wife lived together as husband and wife should. They were
careful, to entertain strangers. Many
lonely homesick ones In the new land
met with a hearty welcome and a
generous hospitality at the hand of
Mr. and Mrs. Jolly. All this Is at an
end now. And while it is a source
of comfort to the widow to remem-
lier these thing* It mikes. In one re-
sp'et, the parting all the more trying. ���
Mr. F. J. Miicivcii/.ic   nnd   Mr. John
Oliver Duly Entered on Race
for Legislature.
Mr. Frank J. MacKenzle, ex-
member, Conservative, and Mr. John
Oliver, Liberal, were formally nominated as representatives of Delta
riding in the provincial house, at Ladner Thursday before Mr. W. H. Smith,
returning officer, and Mr. Edward
Wade, clerk. Mr. MacKenzle's nomination was made by Mr. John Maxwell, of Langley, and seconded by
-'���ir. II. J. liulchei_iiii, of I.adner, being assented to by Capt. Warren Oliver, Ladner, Mr. _-.'. Larmon, Milner,
and Mr. S. H. Shannon, Cloverdale,
while Mr. William Miller acted as
witness. The deposit of $100 was put
up by Mr. William Kirkland, the candidate's agent, his principal being at
the Eastern end of the riding, where
he held a meeting at Glen Valley Wednesday night.
Mr. Oliver, Liberal candidate, was
proposed -by Mr. H. Kerr Wilson, and
seconded by Mr. S. W. Fisher, Messrs.
W. J. Lanning, A. Reagh, T. W. Foster assenting.
Mr,   F.   _.   Mackenzie's  Caiiipaign   Is
Well Started���Meetings at Ladner
and  Westliani  Island.
Tho -provincial campaign in Delta
Is now In full awing, with the nomination of the Opposition candidate,
Mr. Jchn Oliver, whose reluctant entrance into the contest has been the
talk of the constituency. Mr. F. J.
MacKenzie the popular and aggressive Conseravtive candidate, whose
services to the riding during the past
two and a half years merits his return by an increased majority, should
a contest be held, since some are
doubtful if Mr. Oliver will put up his
'deposit, opened his campaign in the
western section of his prosperous rid-
in:-- lasi. Monday night when he ad-
dresseo a crowded meeting at *,Ve.t-
ham Island. Mr. Paul Swanson, one
of the. esteemed and influential residents of the Islind, presided. Mr.
MacKenzie was cordially received and
at length reviewed the administration of Premier McBri'de. He also
dealt with the local matters to the
satisfaction  of  the  electors.
On Tuesday night Mr. MacKenzie
held a well attended organization
meeirg ln Ladner town, where It was
urge 1 on those present to not tjke It
for granted that the election would
be su easily won that they did not
ne-id to work, tout to put forth every
effort so that without a doubt the
deposit of the late leader o*f the Liberal "party would become part of tha
revenu; of the CTOwn. The Conservative candidate laugihlngly asburerd
the tanner electors that he would see
to It that lt ctaime back to them In
good roads money. Mr. Leo Dennes
of Ea��t Delta occupied the chair. The
organization meeting adjourned at 11
o'clock in order to participate In a
ball to be .given by the boys of Weat-
ham Island, where all thought of political warfare was soon forgotten In
very social evening.
VICTORIA, B. C, March 13.���Mr.
Griffiths, provincial government engineer*, to whom was referred by the
city the claim of the Pacific Coast
.onstruetion Conrpany for arbitration
has refussed lo do so, claiming it Is a
matter for the parties interested to
eettle. The claim amounted to $6700
for extras, whicih the company asserts
the city authorized to the Dallas road
seawall. ' The city denied the claim.
As the provincial government contributed $25,00* towards the cost of
the wall, and the plans had been
passed upon by Mr. Griffiths 'before
the city was permitted to accept them
it was argued that that gentleman
���would be the proper person to adjudicate  upon  the  claim.      J"
VICTORIA, B. fa,', Felb. 23.���In
conjunction with the announcement
of the provincial government's great
railway policy comes the statement
giat the long waited for G. T. .P. hotel
will shortly be In evidence In the city
of Victoria. Mr. D'Arcy Tate, the
company's legal advlstor, who has
been in the city for the past week
or so, left last night for Montreal
where he will meet with Mr. Hays,
the president of the roafl, and one of
thc principal toipics of tihe Interview
will be the ratifying of the plans for
the construction of the hotel In the
city of Victor-a. Tho plans are being
drawn ln the city here by Mr. F. M.
Rattenlbury, the well known architect.
VICTORIA, B.C., March 9.���Word
from Ottawa ls to tha effect that Mr.
(1. If. Barnard, M.P.', the Victoria representative nt the federal capital,
will leave for England at the closo
of the session It ls understood tbat
veny little business remains to be
transacted by the Commons, and that
the session will terminate very
11. _ -vM*��M��4JM^<w^uMaNA
She is a police matron and New-
York's smartest woman sleuth, who
worked in a restaurant as a dish-
wisher, in unler that she could get
evidence against criminals who fre-
,|ii*mie:i tiiB place. It Vas this evidence principally which brought about
the arrest of the two daring taxlcab
robbers who held up a taxlcab ln
broad daylight In Gotham's busiest
centre and robfced them of twenty-
five thousand dollars.
Municipal Wharf.
I '.  Man h : I     "..> ir R. B.
Hasseil is attempting to get the corporation of the city council In taking
over the property of the City DOcW
Company and Operating it 113 a municipal wharf. The city owns the front-
ago At the foot of Hewitt avenue oc-
Cupied !��������� the 'I !'���:< and the lease contains a clause that at the expiration
of five years, a period now reached,
the Improvements may be purchased
by the municipality. The mayor further proposes Ihat dredging lie done
and the wharf constructed to a
greater distance to allow deep sea
vessels to berth.
Shih/fs Gun
���im rnnf-i H��a_.i the lungs
mf\W1 (V-H-l rate*, u cm-���
Seattle Mnil.et.
SEATTLE, March 14.���Butter.--
Washington creaimer, first, 33c; east-
jern fresh, 25c to 30c. Eggs- -Local
-ranch, 21 cents. Onions���Walla
i Walla, $2.75 per sack. Pota'.o*--*���
$32 to $35 per ton. Oats���Eastern
Waahigton, *** I to $35 per ton; Puget Sound, $3^ to $34. Hay���Eastern
Washing-ton timothy, $20 to $*1", do
mixed $16'to $17; Puget Sound timothy, $15 to $16! wheat hay, $14 to
$15;  alfalfa,  $14  to $15.
prominent Woman Dies.
igBATTl-K, March 14.���'Mrs. Mary
Calhoun, wife of Scott Calhoun,
former corporation counsel, died on
Tuesday while undergoing an operation at the Providence Hospital. The
operation was not considered, serious
until it was well under way, when it
was discovered that she was suffering
from a more dangerous ailment than
was diagnosed. The operation required more than two hours and1 the
shock resulted in death.
Irrigation Report.
NORTH YAKIMA, March 14.���A
crop report on the Tieton unit of the
Yakima irrigation project, received by
the local office of the .United States
reclamation service, shows that last
year there were 780 acres Irrigated.
O'f that area more than 52 per cent,
was In ochards, although only 200
acres were in bearing trees. The crop
had an estimated value of $206,519, or
an average of nearly $2. an acre.
Herring   Plentiful.
PORT TOWINSEND, March 14.���
The herring run is unusually large In
Hood Canal and purse seines are
reaping a harvest. Last Friday 500
barrels of herring were caught at the
entrance to Quilcene bay. The herring were shipped  to Seattle.
Power   Soon   Available.
BR EMEiim )-*.', March 14.���'Power
for the navy yard will soon be supplied by the Olympic Pi^er Company, now constructing a plant on the
Blwha river near Port Angeles. Word
has been received here that the navy
department is about to close a contract. In addition to its plans for the
navy yard, the company is now negotiating with the Bremerton-Charleston Light & Power Company for furnishing electricity in Bremerton,
Charleston and Manetto. The Eiwha
river plant will be in operation next
month and the company promises its
power lines will reach Bremerton In
Railway Is Coming.
WHITE BLUFFS, March 14.���Announcing that the North Coast division of the Oregon-Washington Railway system would be in the valley of
the White Bluffs country inside of
thirty days, buying right-of-way, F,
L. Pitman, chief engineer, and J. L.
Morrow, right-of-way agent, made a
tour of inspection over a survey run
through the edge oft he town of
White Bluffs two years ago and traveled over ,the route to Priest Rapids
Sunday and Monday.
Rebate Idea Discarded.
BELLIGHAM, March 9���With the
city water system in such condition
that it can easily stand an expenditure
of some $60,000 or more to put It in
thorough shape, with a fourteen-inch
main, recommended to the city council tktrn the Intersection of James and
Lake streets to the Intersection of Elk
and Iowa streets, and a twelve-inch
main from Elk and Iowa streets to
Illinois street to supply the entire
Orleans and Illlnpls street residents
at a cost of thousands of dollars prob-
ablj', with the necessity for constructing a second main to connect the lake
and the city at a cost of between $20,-
000 and $30,000 looming up or the
purchase of the entire south side water plant at a cost of $225,000 under
advisement, all hope that Councilman
John A. Sells' ordinance reducing the
minimum Water charge from 50 cents
to 25 cents and thus present every
water user of the city with a New
Year's gift of $i) went a-gllmmering
at the regular session of the water
board on Thursday.
Contracts Let.
BELLINGHAM. March 9���Showing
a marked change from their attitude
of last year, when county road contracts went begging, a number of
bids were submitted to be done this
spring. Eight bids were filed for the
contract of building a half mile of
the Hannegan road. Five bids were
presented for the contract of building
a mile of tha Blaine-Sumas road and
two bids were In for tho construction
of two wing dams In the Nooksack
river, about a mile below the high
county bridgu near Lyndeii. Agur A_
Shields secured the contract for the
building of the Hannegan road; Arthur Crabtree and G. L, Crabtree
were awardedvtho work of building
the Blaine-Sumas ronil and tho Cascade Trndlng & Construction Company was the successful bidder on tht
wingdnm work.
Women to Take Part.
i:i*U.I.\'GIIAM, March 9���Returns
from tho township elections of Tuesday Indicate that the women are going to have some part In the government of seme of tho districts of the
county during the coming year, lip
In Point Roberts township Miss Oora
Thorstelnson was elected as a supervisor .the hlgfest office inVhe township. Her father, Paul ThoYsteinson,
was made chairman of the Board, so
that the father and daughter will
have control of the township. In several of the towns women were elected
as  clerks.
Will  Ask  $15,000.
BELLINGHAM, March 9���All appropriation of $15,000 for the build-
In^ of a gymnasium building, probably will be asked of the state legislature of 1913 by the board of regents
of the Bellingham state Normal
school. J. J. Edens, pioneer member
of the board, declares that a more
adequate gymnasium is needed In
order that the athletic department of
the school be placed on a more efficient basis.
The Royal Bank ol Canada
Incorporate*' IM*.
CAPITAL PA1-MJP ., 9 ���,200,000
lUSSURVE FUND  ...' t 97,050,188
Total Assets Over One  Hundred and Ten MlUions.
Jteeomnts ot Out-of-Tjotmn Customers Siven Special Jftteotion
Aoc-x uu may be epe-ned wtUi ammmtk ts of ONE DOLLAR   and VpwaMa.
Interest pmU, ar ored-tet, kalf-y early on June   80th and Decesabar
Slut, each year. -Hit |
E. F. Douglas
Loans - - Insurance
Delta Tipaes Office, Ladner, B. C.
The Peoples Trust Co., Ltd.
Authorized Capital, $500,000.00
Real Estate and Insurance, Conveyancing
Neatly Executed
Financial Agents Estate Agents
Trustees Executors
The People's Trust Co., Ltd.
People's Trtut Building
Ladner, B. C.
Boots, Shoes and Rubbers
Men's   Furnishings, Prints
5 Roses Flour, Red Seal Pastry Flour, Rolled Oats, X
Graham Flour, Carnation Wheat Flakes, Cream of Wheat, ff
White Star, Magic, Coledyke and Royal Baking Powders, $
Davies'   Pork   and   Beans,   Fresh   Fruits,  Evaporated $
Peaches, Dried Prunes, Climax aid Chivers Jams, House- $
hold Ammonia, Teas and Coffee.
��4 ���������->������������.->�������������������������<����������*>.-.<
MWItiMU. March 14.-���Mr. 0. 1).
Hli'hiinls, proprietor of the Klnirni-
���froce.y, imunht veiterdaV off Mr.
Isaac Clugston a lot twenty-live feet
by one hnii-lreil ami forty on Fourth
street, between Moosomln anil Saskatchewan. He proposes to build
there a threc storey business block,
the llrst floor of which he Will occupy with a grocery lursiness. The
structure will be of brick. Mr. J.
K. (ill,son Is soon to build a two
two storey block on the Elver rpad
a short distance east of Fourth street.
A l)l-.l/r.\ BIltTIIIl-AY PARTY
A birth-Jay party was helil at the
resiileii<-e fit Mr. and Mrs. J, Mills,
llurrvilla,.Delia, on Weilne'silay night,
In honor of their daughter, Janet,
*vho received the congratulations <>f
some twenty of her youngest friends.
Mr. Harry llurr cut the Idrthday cane
an'd served the Ecel, and Mr. \V.
Ti.-wnsend, who has lately returned
from California, >pourc(" .the tea,
counting It high honor to asuit-t in the
celebration to their twelve-year-old
friend. The table was decorated with
carnations, begonias and spring flower, and looked very pretty. Mr*��.
Burr and Mrs. Toim Husband were
also among the elders who were present at this very social gathering.
(oilWon   Im  l-'alal.
m.lil.lN'HIAM, Wash., March 11--
W. 1. llrlsbauo, real estate dealer, Is
dead, Hugh l'ldrldg--, postmaster of
this city, A. 8. Wilson, ot the firm of
Wilson, Nobles and llarr, F. W. Neal
and C. li". Abrahams, attorneys, arc
badly Injured as the result of an automobile accident which occurred Inst
night near this city.
The party was returning from a
fishing trip and ran Into a wagon.
It ls said the lights of the automobile were accidentally extinguished
shortly before meeting with the
wagon. Brisbane was at tho wheel.
Winn passing the wagon, tho automobile struck one of the wheels which
threw the machine Into tho ditch,
crushing Brisbane's chest. HO died
at the hospital at 4 o'clock this morning.
Wilson ls In the hospital with several ribs broken and otherwise Injured. Thc remainder of the party
escaped with less serious Injuries and
are at their homes resting easily.
Electric Restorer for Men
Phoaohonol teftorn ev-nj* nerv. la th* body
i      ��� ?/?_:   *���?."--""'"'-*���" tension ; r^torM
Til* and vitality. Premiturc decay and all sexual
uta-n-n tvarta*- at ���nc**. FhMphoa.l will
nake you �� new man.   Pries U% boi. or two to'
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